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Partially Broken Never Destroyed by Nataisha T Hill

Kayla starts a lustful affair with a sexy and intriguing new lover. Even though he has skeletons in his closet, Kayla can’t control the passion that yearns for him.

She also notices jealousy issues with her roommate who becomes a never-ending nightmare. She tries to move on in her life without drama, but trouble seems to follow her even at her successes.

Kayla is carrying a huge secret that haunts her and she knows she will have to deal with it at some point. Her life is in danger as she continues to associate herself with people who carry demons.
In a crazy twist, she ends up discovering she has her own demons.
Kayla’s unresolved issues lead to part II “Partially Broken Never Destroyed 2”.

Targeted Audience: adult women

Author Bio:
My name is Nataisha T Hill and I am the author of a suspense series called “Partially Broken Never Destroyed. It’s a hot and steamy women’s fiction series with romance, lies, deception, and a few twist and turns. There are four parts to this series. I have also released a few self-help books and a relationship guide.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
There are women that I personally know who have or have known someone to go through similar situations such as Kayla. There also are women out in the world who are actually in the process of going through one or more of these situations. Kayla is the typical single woman in search of a good man to settle down with, marry, and have kids. She has a good heart and wants the “ideal” romance badly enough to believe in men even when obvious signs of deception are there.

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BROSLIN BRIDE by Dana Marton

Luanne Mayfair might have killed her boss a little. Or a lot. Okay, pretty much all the way. Or did she? Earl Cosgrove sure is dead. Unfortunately, Luanne doesn’t remember the night in question.

All she knows is that the detective on the case is Chase Merritt, her old high school boyfriend about whom she might have spread the rumor that he was bad in bed. Okay, she did. She definitely did that.

Dear Lord, please let the man not hold grudges…

Targeted Audience: 25-55

Author Bio:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Dana Marton has thrilled and entertained millions of readers around the globe with her fast-paced stories about strong women and honorable men who fight side by side for justice and survival.

Kirkus Reviews calls her writing "compelling and honest." RT Book Review Magazine said, "Marton knows what makes a hero…her characters are sure to become reader favorites." Her writing has been acclaimed by critics, called, "gripping," "intense and chilling," "full of action," "a thrilling adventure," and wholeheartedly recommended to readers. Dana is the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Readers' Choice Award, and Best Intrigue, among other awards. Her book, TALL, DARK, AND LETHAL was nominated for the prestigious Rita Award. DEATHSCAPE reached the #1 spot on Amazon's Romantic Suspense Bestseller list.

Dana has a Master's degree in Writing Popular Fiction, and is continuously studying the art and craft of writing, attending several workshops, seminars and conferences each year. Her number one goal is to bring the best books she possibly can to her readers.

Keeping in touch with readers is Dana's favorite part of being an author. Please connect with her via her web site (www.danamarton.com) or her Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/danamarton).

Having lived around the world, Dana currently creates her compelling stories in a small and lovely little town in Pennsylvania. The fictional town of her bestselling Broslin Creek series is based on her real life home where she fights her addictions to reading, garage sales, coffee and chocolate. If you know a good twelve-step program to help her with any of that, she'd be interested in hearing about it! 🙂

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Author Home Page Link
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To Say Goodbye by Lindsay Detwiler

Feisty Sophia never shies away from life. Playful, romantic, connected—her marriage was the thing of fairy tales. But when tragedy strikes, Sophia is left to pick up the pieces of her life.

After leaving the army, Jackson is ready to start afresh. But when he returns home, his life spirals out of control.As Sophia and Jackson find themselves in each other, they start to see redemption is possible.

Trying to piece together a new life, they must answer the question: Should they forge a life together and say goodbye to their pasts completely, or should they loyally go their separate ways to avoid heartache?

Targeted Audience: Adult readers/ Over 21

Author Bio:
An English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay's the English teacher cliché; she love cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.

She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, Marjorie, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry.

Lindsay's goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she's done her job.

Lindsay's hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My husband is my everything, and I'm not afraid to admit that.
He is my rock when I feel like giving up or like I can't go on.
He is my source of laughter when everything's falling apart.
He is my fighter when something isn't fair.
He is my cheerleader when I feel like I'm losing.
He is my righter when I am wrong.
He is my focus when I lose sight of the bigger picture.
He is my reminder to go with the flow.
He is my shield from the painful aspects of life.
He is everything to me.
As a writer, I look for ideas that spark emotion. I want readers to feel every word of my writing. I want them to laugh with the characters, but I also want them to cry. Life isn't perfect, and neither is love. Sometimes it is the biggest source of pain.
To Say Goodbye came to be mostly out of fear…the fear of losing my husband. I got to thinking what life would be like if I were forced to face it without him, if tragedy struck. I thought about how hopeless I would feel, how I wouldn't ever know if could go on.
To Say Goodbye, in many ways, is a projection of one of my biggest fears. However, it's also a hopeful story. It shows that the human spirit is capable of amazing feats. The human heart, too, is able to achieve unimaginable triumphs.
Sophia's story is a story I hope I never have to live through. However, her story is also a reminder that even in our broken times, love both past and present can carry us through.
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Death and Beauty by Samantha MacLeod

Baldr the Beautiful is dead.

Desperate to get back to his privileged role as Óðinn’s favorite son, Baldr strikes a bargain with Hel, the terrifying half living and half skeletal queen of the realm of the dead. He offers her the only thing he’s got: knowledge from the living world. Hel gives him three days. If he can teach her something new, she will return him to the realms of the living.

But the icy Hel seems completely impervious to Baldr’s charms. What’s worse, she already knows everything. By the end of the third day, Baldr realizes he’s only got one chance left to impress her.

Returning to his former life depends on Baldr the Beautiful seducing the most formidable woman in the Nine Realms.

Targeted Audience: Over 18!

Author Bio:
Born and raised in Colorado, Samantha MacLeod has lived in every time zone in the US, and London. She has a bachelor’s degree from Colby College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago; yes, the U. of C. really is where fun comes to die.

Samantha lives with her husband and two small children in the woods of southern Maine. When she’s not shoveling snow or writing steamy sex scenes, Samantha can be found teaching college composition and philosophy to undergraduates who have no idea she leads a double life as an erotica author.

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Bring Me Back by Micalea Smeltzer

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
I could have put the typical blurb here.
Boy meets girl.
They fall in love.
Live happily ever after.
The end.
But this isn’t THAT story.

Targeted Audience: Adult romance readers

Author Bio:
Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

Website(s)
Link To Buy Book On Amazon
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Social Media:
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A Weight Relieved by S. E. Cyborski

After a string of spectacularly failed relationships in college, Daniel Walker convinced himself it was far better to be alone. However, his younger sister Rebecca, a private investigator who sometimes worked with his clients at the Targe Agency, saw the weight of that loneliness crushing her brother. She decided take matters into her own hands by finding someone who could be a match for him. Luckily, she wouldn’t have to look far; the detective she consulted for in the NYPD, Lynn Cook, was just the person she was searching for. Now the question was, could she get the two of them together?

Targeted Audience: anyone over 21

Author Bio:
I am a freelance writer. My first series, The Accidental Heroes Chronicles, is published through Amazon Kindle. The first two books are available as ebooks or paperbacks. I love writing and reading and have been doing both for as long as I can remember. I finished my first novel in 2012. It was the same year I started participating in NaNoWriMo and I've participated and won every year since.

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The Billionaire’s Christmas Virgin: Prelude to Billionaire Unknown – Blake by J.S. SCOTT

FREE PRELUDE

readers of The Billionaire’s Obsession series!

Meet the young, idealistic Blake Colter, long before he became a US senator, and his steamy first encounter with his heroine!!!

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It’s Christmas Eve, and what in the hell am I doing? I’m looking for an eighteen-year-old spoiled brat in the middle of a blizzard. It’s not really how I pictured my winter break from college, that’s for sure.

Harper Lawson was a brat as a child, and she’s never really grown up as far as I’m concerned. Running away from her wealthy parents’ home just goes to prove she’s still the immature female I knew when I was a kid.

But when I finally find Harper in a homeless shelter, she turns my world upside down. She’s not at all what I expected, and when two of us are stranded together overnight in a rundown motel, everything I thought was true suddenly becomes false.

Years have gone by without us seeing each other, but when we meet again, sparks fly, and Harper threatens to turn my whole world upside down on one very snowy Christmas Eve.

Targeted Audience: ADULT ROMANCE OVER 21

Author Bio:
J.S. "Jan" Scott is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of steamy romance. She's an avid reader of all types of books and literature. Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary steamy romance stories and paranormal romance. They almost always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she just can't seem to write them any other way! She lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two very spoiled German Shepherds.

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Author Home Page Link
Link To Buy Book On Amazon
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Social Media:
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Cowboy Games by Audrey Randall

Cowboy Games is a STANDALONE HEA! Will Lana save a joystick and ride a cowboy? Let the first chapter lasso you in!

Lana

“Frack! This can’t be right!” Lana tapped on the GPS screen on her fun little rental car. Pulling to the side of the deserted Montana road, Lana couldn’t help but take a look at the natural beauty outside. It would have seemed more awe-inspiring if she hadn’t felt so lost. A hundred miles from the nearest hint of civilization recognized by Google Maps was not the place to be lost. Lana’s over active mind began to imagine the animals waiting to eat her, out in the forest or other worse fates that she had seen on the news back home in Berkeley. Pulling out her phone, she noticed that she had no bars.

“Frackity frack frack frack! For the love of Zelda!” Opening the car door, she stepped out to see whether she could get any bars at all. A part of her knew that it wouldn’t make any difference, but it didn’t stop her from trying. No more bars appeared, which led Lana to make the conclusion that she would have to trust the GPS. It was that or turn back. And since she knew there was nothing but a run-down gas station fifty miles behind her, she figured that her bladder would rather she try to move forward.

She knew that she had been taking a risk traveling out here to meet her longtime online friend, Solar Cowboy. Even now, she couldn’t believe that she had trekked out to the middle of nowhere to meet this person. Who did that? She berated herself for the tenth time in the last hour.

Lana had met a lot of people through The Celestial Prophesy, but few she had connected with like Solar Cowboy. Not in the romantic sense, but as a kindred friend. She had never met him before, but, but it really didn’t matter. When she had told him of her and her best friend/ teammate, Steph’s plan to make a camp for underprivileged girls to learn coding and experience life, he had suggested that she consider his Montana ranch. He had played up how the girls could learn to ride horses, lasso, and code all in one week. When Lana had mentioned it to Steph, she had loved the idea. So, here she was in the middle of nowhere to scope out this ranch.

“Great idea, Lana. World-class idea to come out to the middle of nowhere to meet a guy you really don’t know. What if he’s an ax murderer?” Looking over her shoulder at the road traveled, her bladder insisted that she move forward toward hopefully, a bathroom. If she didn’t find civilization soon, she’d be squatting for sure.

Getting back in the car, she huffed as she resigned herself to trusting the car GPS that she hoped had been upgraded in the last year. “Should have downloaded the directions on your phone before you left, dummy!” She pounded the steering wheel with her palm before she pulled the mustang back onto the desolate highway.

Jesse

“What the fuck are you doing, Cody?” Jesse couldn’t help but laugh as he watched his seventeen-year-old brother race around the house throwing things this way and that. “Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the cleaning, but why now? What’s your rush?”

“She’s coming!” Cody let out almost a boyish squeal as he loaded up his arms with clothes and other random junk that had been lying around.

Jesse followed his brother’s mad dash into their bachelor-pad like kitchen. Jesse rarely understood his younger brother. Cody had always been geeky. Preferring to spend time on his computer rather than riding the range with Jesse. Often Jesse felt bad for Cody. He had been born in the wrong place. He would have been much better suited in the Silicon Valley rather than Somewhere Valley, Montana. After the sudden death of their parents when Cody was fourteen, Jesse had hoped that he could find a way to bridge their gap of personalities, but no such luck.

“Fuck! She’s almost here and it looks like this?” Cody whined.

If you like smokin’ hot cowboys, then this one is for you! All the sexy cowboy without the cow smell! For 18+.

Targeted Audience: Erotic Romance, Romantic Comedy, Western Romance

Author Bio:
I'm just a girl who loves romance with heat in my books. From a young age, I used to sneak romance novels to read in the middle of the night. The more smut the better! When I'm not picturing men in kilts, or preferably nothing at all, I like to read, watch movies, and eat as much ice cream as possible!

Feel free to contact me! I love to hear from my readers! 🙂

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Who doesn't love a sexy cowboy? There's something about the man, the range, and the horse that draws me in. All these things combined really get my imagination going. I hope that you enjoy my little daydream.

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You’ve Got Male by Monica Smith

Anita has had two failed marriages. Her first, to Ted, ended because they were too young. Her second, to Damon, ended because he left her…for a man named Paul.

After the pain of the divorces, she’s joined HookUsUp.com, hoping for one last chance at love through online dating. But so far, it’s been a fiasco. Then she meets Mitch on the site. He seems kind, handsome, decent – too good to be true? But as her hope surfaces with Mitch, both former husbands come back to turn her life upside down. Ted wants to re-connect but is easy to say “no” to. More dangerous is Damon, who wants another chance even though he’s still committed to Paul.

It’s a juggling act of men – good and bad – as Anita tries to sort out her life and what she really wants. How important is great sex, if no love is involved? Against the advice of mom Cassie and friend Mandy, Anita re-kindles her sex life with bi-sexual Damon and even tries a threesome with jealous Paul. She hates herself for it but is drawn to the steamy, wildly inappropriate encounters. Things soon spiral downhill, when a tantalizing abundance of sexy men turns to deceit, distrust and violence. Mitch, willing to give Anita all his love, finds out about the other sex partners she has and breaks off their relationship. Paul commits a violent act because Damon says he still loves Anita.

When Anita all but despairs of ever finding a forever soul mate, she and Mitch try one more time and she realizes that in spite of recent dark times, love – not just lust – is possible.

Targeted Audience: Erotica

Author Bio:
Monica L. Smith lives a vast contrast in lifestyles. She has been working in the medical field since 1997, first as a Certified Nursing Assistant, then in 2005 as a Medication Aide and, since 2013, as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, where she received her diploma. She then moved to Maricopa, Arizona, with her husband and 3 out of 9 children.

When she isn’t working, she enjoys old-school television shows such as “Perry Mason”, “Matlock”, “Forensic Files”, and more currently, “The First 48.” Her creative side began to emerge when she tried her hand at writing. She published A Softer Side of Me, a book of 10 poems focusing on her “normal” but inspirational life, including her husband, children and career. It spent time as #1 in the poetry genre on Amazon.

But much like her character, there’s another side to Monica L. Smith, who has realized that she has a passion for urban erotic fiction. She enjoys writing what she calls “no-no” sensual sex scenes and while she does explore the dark side, she also firmly believes in writing about finding love, and hopes to inspire women to find their balance between sexuality and true love.

She claims she may not actually do what she writes about, but she feels a connection to it and enjoys the thrill that drives her to see her stories through to their exciting climax and conclusion.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always been told that I write excellent short erotic stories. So I thought, why not put my talents to good use and write a book that is entertaining and fulfilling.

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The Security Tails Book 2: Man In Uniform Erotic Novella by Ameillia Xanadu

Intrepid security officer Josh returns for more erotic passionate encounters. A thief ends up being the site manager’s naughty daughter. A lonely wife’s attempt to steal time to create passion fails when her husband is forced into overtime leaving her longing for satisfaction. A lady truck driver’s boyfriend dumps her over the phone and she seeks a quick rebound playmate. All of which has been caught on video by the tricky assistant manager. Can Josh turn the tables on her and earn his freedom?

Targeted Audience: Adult

Author Bio:
Howdy people of the world! My erotic literature background is that of the naughty librarian that is a bit frustrated that no one really notices me behind my glasses and non-trendy clothes. Thus, I have to read a lot of romantic novels and have a very active imagination. Whenever I see a hot guy browsing the classic literature isle I want to drag him back to the microfiche room so he can ravish me in between the shelves full of reels! My stories are my attempt to give back and add to the erotic arts of the world. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them for you.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This is a continuation of the fantasies inspired by a security, this time centered around a lumber mill which was something I grew up in a nearby town. Many of the young men that visited my library were from that mill and I fantasized about them too.

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