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Gasoline by Bella Jeanisse

gasolineDominic Spinelli traveled a hard road from obscurity to stardom with the metal band Gasoline, and his success is tainted by regret and pain after the tragic death of his wife and daughter.

Noelle Young, lead singer of the band Winter Winds, may present a path for Dominic to leave his pain behind, but she, too, must wrestle with her own demons, before she can finally commit to loving Dominic and creating a new life for them both.

A story of redemption and new love set against the backdrop of touring heavy metal bands, Gasoline takes the reader backstage showing the rowdy, orgiastic debauchery of the hard-partying music world.

Targeted Audience: 25-55

Author Bio:
Bella Jeanisse hails from New York City. At 10 years old, Bella picked up her first guitar. She was instantly hooked. Because of her deep passion for tall men, rock music, tattoos and motorcycles, she has gotten to know many musicians and roadies over the years–in every possible way. And although she has been writing risqué stories about musicians for many years, she has just recently taken these tales to the next level revealing, through her protagonists, the hold some of these men still have on her. They have inspired more than they ever imagined.

The few limits Bella puts on her love-life may be found as but a shadow in her writing.

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DRAINED by Kristy Steward

b141Marianne leaves behind her family and friends in Connecticut to make a new start at a small college in New Orleans. Soon after her arrival Marianne senses something is very wrong on the university’s campus. However, her thoughts of returning home vanish when she meets her charismatic literature professor Caleb Church. Convinced she wants to stay, Marianne sets out to find the source of her unease. Digging deeper and deeper into the college’s dark history and secrets she discovers things that should not exist and soon finds herself in grave danger. Will Marianne and the love of her life survive?

Targeted Audience: 22

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Across the Sea by Crystal Biccum

Book Description
Olivia Stonehouse is the daughter of a wealthy English baron who is obsessed with marrying her off to the highest bidder. Instead of accepting her fate she runs away to Virginia, leaving her life of privilege and entering a world of which she knows nothing. Landing in Williamsburg, she meets Jackson, a Powhatan Indian, and Henry Dorset, a fellow Englishman and lodger in her boardinghouse. Neither man is what he seems and she’s not sure who to trust.

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Taste by Cambria Hebert

Book Description
One taste is never enough…
Spencer Waller’s main purpose in life is to protect and serve. After spending years in the military, he gets a coveted spot on the Secret Service detail protecting the president. Spence doesn’t have time for women or all the work having a relationship with one requires. But just because he isn’t looking for a lady doesn’t mean he can’t appreciate a beautiful one when he sees her.
And he makes it a point to see one in particular every single day.
Elle Bond has literally chopped and fried her way to the top of the food chain. Earning a coveted position in the White House as the president’s personal chef, she figures her professional life can only get better. Her personal life, on the other hand, could use a little bit of an overhaul, and because of that, she tries to ignore the charm-dripping cookie thief every time he comes into her kitchen. After all, she knows better than anyone that just one taste of something good is never enough.
One night after work, Elle is assaulted, threatened, and given an ultimatum. She can’t go to the police, and she sure as hell can’t do what she was ordered.
But she has to. Or else.
Pale, shaken, and scared to death, Elle confides in Spence, and his protective instincts take over. Together, Elle and Spencer have to uncover a sinister plot and stop it before someone ends up dead.

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The Duel by Alistair Corvus

The-Duel-Draft-1-sampleLady Alisson Heartstone has dedicated her life to furthuring her mastery of the arcane arts, with little time for family or romance. As court wizard to Lord Protector Aldmere, she enjoys status and power, but little in the way of true happiness. When an invading army pushes Aldmere’s forces to the breaking point, they are offered an out, a gamble of the entire war on the outcome of a wizard’s duel. But when a face from her past resurfaces in the form of the roguish wizard Therias Prenthal, can she follow through with her duty in the face of her regrets? Or will the bold Magus Prenthal conquer her without a single spell?

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Alistair was born and raised in Texas, and has a life long love of history, fantasy, and tabletop gaming. He now uses his experience in all of the above to craft tales that seek to combine the classic fantasy tropes with something new and hopefully enticing.

When he’s not writing, reading history or gaming, he can usually be found enjoying and tending to his gardens, for which he has great adoration but sadly little talent. He is, however, fortunate to live in a climate where virtually anything will grow despite his best efforts to mess it up.

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Amelia by Felicia Rogers

Amelia_SmallThe measure of a man is not what he’s worth, but rather what is in his heart…

Amelia Beaumont would like to capture Charles’ attention – and his affection. She’s fairly certain he returns her feelings. But for some reason he seems distant and uninterested, and even more so after he delivers a kiss she won’t soon forget.

Far from being indifferent to her, Charles yearns for Amelia in every way. But he’s hiding a secret, one that, should she discover it, will prove to her once and for all they can never be together. Because to his mind, love isn’t enough if he can’t provide for her the way she deserves.

Can Amelia reach through Charles’ barriers to show him that love is, indeed, all they need? And if she can’t, whatever will she do?

Targeted Audience: over 21

Author Bio:
Felicia Rogers born and raised in the southern part of the United States is a Christian wife and mother, with a side interest– writing. She won the Celebrate the Season Contest by Solstice Publishing in Sept. 2010 allowing her first novella, “The Holiday Truce” to be published. Since then she has published more than fifteen novels and novellas.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired to write this book after visiting several plantations in Louisiana. The opulence, the romance, and the history enthralled me.

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Cyber Submission by Jackie Bastili

Katie1Good girl Katy is a soon-to-be college student who realizes now is the time to win over her high school crush, but trouble starts when the revealing picture she sends him gets intercepted by a foreign hacker who uses it to bend her to his will. Dominated in her own bedroom, Katy learns that she may just be the type of girl she never saw herself becoming.

This fast-paced story of submission jumps right into hot action involving a hacker, a stepfather and an out-of-reach boyfriend. Follow Katy during an afternoon that will change her life forever.

Targeted Audience: Erotica readers

Author Bio:
Jackie Bastili was born in Michigan and raised in Europe, were she developed a life-long love for sex, writing and braving cobblestones streets on heels.

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My Heary In Seoul by Sydney Arrison

Beautiful view of Table MountainJasmine Sinclair, is a strong-willed journalist who is engaged to a Hollywood actor. Her fiancé indiscretions create a scandal, leaving Jasmine washing her hands of all men. At the insistence of her mother, she accompanies her father, Senator Sinclair, to Seoul on a business trip and is joined by her two best girlfriends, Candace and Rita, the catalysts that will push Jasmine to give love and romance another chance with the protagonist, Wen Hon.”

Targeted Audience: 18 and up

Author Bio:
Sydney Arrison began writing at a very early age. While a freshman in college her English professor encouraged her to pursue writing as a career. She was a reporter for the independent press and is currently working on her third novel. Her follow- up to “My Heart In Seoul, “Meet Me Under The Lavender Sky” is due out this fall.

The world I live in is diverse and inclusive and I would like that reflected in my writing. In my perspective there are no limitations when it comes to love and relationships.

Sydney loves to hike, bike and play badminton when she isn’t writing.

She resides in New York with her husband and two children.

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Breaking Free (Invitation to Eden) by Cathryn Fox

1-58Spring Break at college is supposed to be a time of fun and parties, but Alaska Rossi, AKA Janey Smith, is on lockdown thanks to her father’s mafia dealings. She wants only to party down with the rest of her classmates. At least her hot, darkly mysterious bodyguard— deep undercover as her dorm’s resident assistant—gives her something to fantasize about during her boring nights in confinement.

Targeted Audience: 21 and above

Author Bio:
“New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.
Cathryn also writes Young Adult novels under Cat Kalen and co-writes paranormal romance as Taylor Keating.”

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The Heracliad: The Epic Saga of Hercules by Richard Bertematti

b210In the tradition of Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid, The Heracliad: The Epic Saga of Hercules is a monumental epic adventure sure to delight all fans of classical history and mythology. Drawing upon all available ancient sources, The Heracliad delivers the only complete and definitive account of the man one scholar described as having “the potential to shatter the bonds of Greek religion.”

Targeted Audience: 22

Author Bio:
RICHARD BERTEMATTI is an independent scholar and businessman educated at Trinity School in New York City and Northwestern University. He is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact rbertematti@gmail.com or visit www.bertematti.com

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In the tradition of Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid, The Heracliad: The Epic Saga of Hercules is a monumental epic adventure sure to delight all fans of classical history and mythology. Drawing upon all available ancient sources, The Heracliad delivers the only complete and definitive account of the man one scholar described as having “the potential to shatter the bonds of Greek religion.”

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