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Breaking Hammer by Sabrina Paige

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He would search the ends of the earth to bring her home.

Betrayed by the MC he once loved, mourning the brutal murder of his wife, Joe “Hammer” Holder is just trying to hang on to the pieces of his life. He swore he would never fall in love again.

Until Meia.

But Meia belongs to another man – a human trafficker with unlimited political connections and power, who ensures her loyalty by holding someone she loves in his grasp. Love is not part of Meia’s destiny.

Until Hammer.

Can love blossom in the midst of unspeakable pain and loss? And when Meia disappears without a trace, will Hammer’s love be enough to help her survive?

This is a standalone full length novel with a HEA. The series can be read in any order,
although it is recommended to start with book one in order to better understand the club dynamics.
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Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Sabrina Paige writes about smart, sexy women and the hot alpha males who love them. Outlaw bikers, cowboys, and military men make her swoon. She has found her own happily ever after with her active duty military husband and adorable toddler.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In June 2014, the U.S. State Department released its annual report evaluating the efforts of international governments to police human trafficking in their countries. Thailand and Malaysia were downgraded to Tier 3 status, meaning that they now rank in the lowest twelve countries in the world in efforts to prevent human trafficking. In both countries, undocumented foreign workers are particularly vulnerable, especially minority groups from Burma (Myanmar) fleeing persecution.

I lived in southeast Asia for several years, and that region of the world will always hold a special place in my heart.

This book was inspired by reading about the plight of trafficked persons everywhere, but especially in those countries I think of so fondly.

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An Impossible Marriage by Meriel Brooke

Cover-An-Impossible-Marriage-10-SMALLSamuel Singleton, a farmer’s son, enlists as a teenager at the outbreak of the First World War, after which he goes to Malaya to start a new life as a rubber planter. He meets Ruth, an attractive and sophisticated woman. They marry, but the marriage is stormy, and Ruth has an affair with the young doctor on the rubber estate. His childhood sweetheart, Mary, realises that something is wrong when Sam does not send for her as promised. She has not told him that she is pregnant and attempts suicide by jumping off a bridge on Sam’s mare, Bella, but is saved by their neighbour, Richard Lewis. They bring up the child, Andrew, as their own. Sam and Ruth have a child, Stephanie, who is sent to school in England. While Stephanie is training to be a nurse at a London teaching hospital, she meets a medical student, Andrew Lewis, and discovers that they are neighbours. They fall in love and decide to marry. Sam’s parents then decide they must tell Sam that Andrew is his son and therefore Stephanie’s half-brother, and that Stephanie and Andrew must end their relationship.

Targeted Audience: Adult

Author Bio:
I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but it’s taken a long time and several careers to achieve this ambition.
I was born in Malaya, was sent to boarding school in England at the tender age of three, then to Canada during the war (Second, not First World War!), then Australia at the end of the war, then back to England where I finished my schooling at Cheltenham Ladies’ College.
I qualified as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and worked for a plastic surgeon before following my heart and changing careers to act in film, TV and stage including the American Shakespeare Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the National Theatre. I wrote and directed several plays and was a member of the Directors’ Guild.
Some years ago I moved to Herefordshire and set up a small organic farm with my husband.
My first book, ‘Pot of Gold’, a humorous account of downshifting, was first published in 1997 and was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary about our farm.
My children’s book, ‘Jacqueline Jackdaw’, is about a clever jackdaw who becomes friends with a young boy.
My first novel ‘An Impossible Marriage’, about a farmer’s son who became a rubber planter in Malaya,has just been published by Ex-L-Ence-Publishing. The story concerns the consequences to all involved after he deserts his childhood sweetheart and marries a more sophisticated woman. Years later, the offspring of his two relationships fortuitously meet. This was originally published under the title of ‘Blood Marriage’.
My second novel, ‘Sweet Mungo’, about a young actor, is now in the process of being published.
All my books are available on Amazon.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I started writing this book nine years ago and originally it was just a record of my father’s career (he fought in both world wars). Then I realised it would make a good story, and my first efforts were terrible, but nine years later I feel proud of it

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Test Of The Heart: Tragedy Brought Them Closer by Julia Katz

b122Andrea, crazy in love with her husband Matt, would do anything to keep the peace with her difficult mother-in-law, but the death of her son forced her to finally develop a spine and walk out on her marriage. Matt is caught between the wife he loves very much and his mother who helped shape him. He is always in charge and does not believe in showing a weakness but when Andrea walks, will he come to his senses in time and go after his wife, or is it too late, as a new man comes into Andrea’s life who treats her better than he has done? How can he win back the woman who believes he killed his own son, and now loathes him?

Targeted Audience: 22

Website(s)
Link To Buy Book On Amazon

Caught on Camera by Destiny Blaine

db-lafs-caughtoncamera-1Bailey Chapman isn’t looking for love, but when Nick Palmani shows up at a bonfire and starts pursuing her, she notices. Soon, the two are grinding out their passionate fantasies. Unbeknownst to the couple, the entire episode is caught on camera.

Nick Palmani knows Bailey possesses that special spark, but when he discovers Bailey’s father owns the farm where he’ll soon work, things are complicated. After a night of passion is caught on camera and the entire groping session goes viral, he isn’t too certain of his job security. He’s more concerned about Bailey and how her life will soon spin out of control.

Fearing Bailey will do whatever necessary to pacify her family and avoid unattractive labels, Nick whisks her away to an undisclosed location. Soon, secrets are revealed in front of an interested public and Bailey and Nick must decide if they can move forward together or find a way to leave their explosive past behind.

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Targeted Audience: Adults over the age of 21

Author Bio:
Destiny Blaine is one pseudonym for the award-winning international bestseller Susan Smith Alvis. Destiny writes in most subgenres with a mix of intimate pairings. Her upcoming title, Rendition, will be released soon from Siren-Bookstrand.

A career writer for over a decade, Destiny and her husband live in East Tennessee with their four pampered pets. For more information, follow Destiny on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DestinyBlaine or Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DestinyBlaine.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love reading love at first sight tales. Bailey’s and Nick’s chemistry was so strong at the start, the series title unfolded from the beginning. Since they were so caught up in their attraction, it seemed like a logical progression to have their first night of passion caught on camera. In today’s world, anything can be caught on camera and recorded clips can go viral in an instant. Sometimes ‘caught on tape’ affairs unfold as good reality drama and a great romance!

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Out With a Bang, Long Time Dying 1 by Solomon Carter

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An action packed romantic thriller starring two hard boiled private eyes from the pen of Solomon Carter. Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley, troubled lovers, business partners and private detectives are on the hunt for a runaway husband. But why has he run away? Why are so many people lying? And is the dangerous game being played by the South London set about something much more sinister than just easy sex? A simple case becomes anything but as Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley are embroiled in a fiendish sex plot ready to destroy the lives of all those it touches – including the private detectives themselves. Out With A Bang is the first in The Long Time Dying series by Solomon Carter
Thrilling adventures featuring Eva Roberts & Dan Bradley, private detectives
Series list – in reading order
1. Out With A Bang
2. One Mile Deep
3. Long Time Dying
4. Never Back Down
5. Crossing The Line

Targeted Audience: 22

Author Bio:
An action packed romantic thriller starring two hard boiled private eyes from the pen of Solomon Carter. Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley, troubled lovers, business partners and private detectives are on the hunt for a runaway husband. But why has he run away? Why are so many people lying? And is the dangerous game being played by the South London set about something much more sinister than just easy sex? A simple case becomes anything but as Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley are embroiled in a fiendish sex plot ready to destroy the lives of all those it touches – including the private detectives themselves. Out With A Bang is the first in The Long Time Dying series by Solomon Carter
Thrilling adventures featuring Eva Roberts & Dan Bradley, private detectives
Series list – in reading order
1. Out With A Bang
2. One Mile Deep
3. Long Time Dying
4. Never Back Down
5. Crossing The Line

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
An action packed romantic thriller starring two hard boiled private eyes from the pen of Solomon Carter. Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley, troubled lovers, business partners and private detectives are on the hunt for a runaway husband. But why has he run away? Why are so many people lying? And is the dangerous game being played by the South London set about something much more sinister than just easy sex? A simple case becomes anything but as Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley are embroiled in a fiendish sex plot ready to destroy the lives of all those it touches – including the private detectives themselves. Out With A Bang is the first in The Long Time Dying series by Solomon Carter
Thrilling adventures featuring Eva Roberts & Dan Bradley, private detectives
Series list – in reading order
1. Out With A Bang
2. One Mile Deep
3. Long Time Dying
4. Never Back Down
5. Crossing The Line

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Up All Night: A New Adult Collection by Erin McCarthy, Jen Frederick, Lark O’Neal, Viv Daniels, Shari Slade, Rhonda Helms, J.L. Fynn, PK Hrezo, Heidi Joy Tretheway, and K.K. Hendin

upallnight-largeGrab this limited-time bundle of ten hot New Adult books, each #1 in their series.

UP ALL NIGHT will keep you up ‘til dawn with romantic stories featuring whip-smart college guys, bad boy rock stars, heroic marines, a sexy teacher, and a smokin’ hot snowboarder.

Together, these books have earned more than 1,600 five-star ratings and usually sell for over $30. Each book is a standalone, first in its series, and the set includes two NYT and USA Today bestselling authors.
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You Make Me, Blurred Lines #1
New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy

Caitlyn’s perfect world with fiancé Ethan is shattered when her first love Heath returns to Maine after a mysterious four-year absence. Heath wants her back, but Ethan doesn’t want to let her go. And when one love allows her to breathe, but the other feels as essential to her life as air, how does she choose between them?
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One and Only, Canton #1
Viv Daniels

Tess lives her life according to the secrets she’s sworn to keep: the father who won’t acknowledge her, the sister who doesn’t know she exists, and the mother who’s content playing mistress to a prominent businessman. But when she transfers to her dream college and reunites with her first love, she begins to break the rules.
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Tattoo Thief, Tattoo Thief #1
Heidi Joy Tretheway

Beryl doesn’t know why Gavin Slater trashed his apartment, abandoned his dog and fled the country. But as his house sitter, she must pick up the pieces for the white-hot rock star to find out why he’s running–and what can bring him back.
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One Broke Girl, Edgewood Falls #1
Rhonda Helms

When Anna’s mother disappears with the family fortune, Anna and her father must return to their small Ohio hometown–a temporary situation, she vows. But finding work, caring for her depressed father and locating her mom are harder than Anna anticipated. Not to mention a sexy male kindergarten teacher who makes Anna question everything she thought she wanted…
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Random, Going the Distance #1
Lark O’Neal

Jess Donovan wants a better life than the one she was born to, but how do you figure how what you want when life has never been anything but a series of hurdles? When mysterious, sexy snowboarder Tyler Smith shows up in her life, Jess doesn’t know if he’s an opportunity for love–or her downfall.
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Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc., Butterman Travel, Inc. #1
PK Hrezo

A futuristic romance along the winding path of time. It’s the year 2069 and even though eighteen-year-old Bianca Butterman is heir to the family time travel biz, she never expected to be earning her official time-craft license with golden boy pop superstar, Tristan Helms, in tote. Her life is about to get a lot more complicated … and exciting.
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Come Back To Texas, Twelve Beats in a Bar #1
KK Hendin

Hayley and Nate had the perfect love story before life crashed through it. Now, three years, one deployment, and a few YouTube videos later, everything’s about to change.
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The Opposite of Nothing, Copeland College #1
Shari Slade

When socially-awkward campus DJ Callie Evans falls for her bad boy BFF, she doesn’t tell him. Instead, she creates a fake online profile and “catfishes” him. The closer they get, online and off, the more she realizes she has to confess. And risk losing him forever.
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The Long Game, American Gypsy #1
J.L. Fynn

When gypsy con artist Shay Reilly meets co-ed Spencer, sparks fly. Problem: Shay’s plans of revenge against Spencer’s father stands between them and their budding romance.
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Undeclared, Woodlands #1
USA Today bestselling author Jen Frederick

Grace Sullivan exchanged letters with a deployed Marine most of her teen years. She fell in love with him but was devastated to learn her feelings weren’t reciprocated. Two years later when he shows up at her posh Midwest college claiming they belong together, she is wary and worried … and falling in love again?

Targeted Audience: Adults

Author Bio:
The set includes books by NYT Bestselling author Erin McCarthy, USA Today Bestselling author Jen Frederick, Lark O’Neal, Viv Daniels, Shari Slade, Rhonda Helms, J.L. Fynn, PK Hrezo, Heidi Joy Tretheway, and K.K. Hendin

http://www.erinmccarthy.net/
http://jenfrederick.com/
http://www.larkoneal.com/
http://booksbyviv.wordpress.com/
http://www.sharislade.com/
http://www.rhondahelmsbooks.com/
http://www.jlfynn.com/
http://pk-hrezo.blogspot.com/
http://heidijoytretheway.com/

http://kkhendinwrites.blogspot.com/

Website(s)
Link To Buy Book On Amazon
Link to Book on Barnes and Noble

Social Media:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22910616-up-all-night

Teach Me! Six Scandalous Sex Stories by Jade K. Scott, Lexi Wood, Cami Ayers, Giselle Renarde

teachmeARESix sexy tales of plaid skirts, parked cars, furtive first times and so much more!

Doesn’t every college girl lust after that one special professor? He’s a little older, sure, but he’s so educated and worldly. His “extracurricular tutoring” isn’t just frowned upon—it’s taboo, it’s wrong, and it’s very much against the rules. He could be fired, she could be expelled, and still they surrender to temptation! Why? Because any dean, prof or faculty member worth his salt would be remiss if he neglected to teach a doe-eyed undergrad everything she needed to learn.

In TEACH ME, Jade K. Scott, Lexi Wood, Cami Ayers and Giselle Renarde weave six sexy stories where fawning young women receive quite an education—and where F is sometimes the passing grade!

Targeted Audience: Mature Audiences Only

Author Bio:
LEXI WOOD is a sock puppet who came to life one night while her keeper was out picking up Chinese food. When nobody’s around, she bashes her face against a typewriter until stories come out. And those stories are shocking.

Lexi’s exterior is 53% acrylic, 37% nylon, and 10% recycled tinsel. On the inside, she’s full of bloodlust, wanderlust, lust-lust, bathtub gin, and pills she found on the floor. She also got into those tranquilizers you give your cat to get it in the travel carrier. You shouldn’t leave those things lying around.

Handmade in Vulgaria.

When she’s feeling dirty, Lexi likes to be held in soapy water and rubbed vigorously. In her spare time, she sits on the shelf, waiting for someone to shove a fist in her hole.

Who would? Lexi Wood!

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Jackie’s Treat (Special Service) by Maxine Rivers

SS01JackieSmallCajoled by her best friend Heli into spicing up her sex-life curvy and shy Jackie agrees to give the new sex shop in town a try. Even before she dumped her boyfriend, Jackie’s sex-life wasn’t the most exciting and she never expected it to be anything else.

Sexy shop manager Derek takes her by surprise in his eagerness to see to all her needs. He offers her a very special treat.

Erotic short story of 10.800 words involving a shy BBW and a sexy store manager who personally sees to her satisfaction. Only intended for an adult audience.

Targeted Audience: Women over 21

Author Bio:
Maxine Rivers is a writer of erotic stories who enjoys and explores all flavors, from sweet to spicy.

She’s a night-owl who can spend the whole night in front of the computer writing, although sometimes she goes the old-fashioned route by writing long-hand in a paper-notebook. When she’s not busy writing she can be found reading or watching documentaries and crime-shows.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In some ways my own situation: The overlooked, shy BBW.

I felt she deserved a break and a sexy man who would treat her right, spoil her a bit and make sure that she was satisfied and had a great time.

The idea of using a sex store as setting just popped into my mind. It is a location with some potential.

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Erotic Exposure by Paige Tyler

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Liz Bellamy agrees to pose for a provocative calendar to help raise money for the animal shelter where she volunteers. Although it’s for a good cause, she’s a little shy about posing half naked.

When Liz arrives at the photography studio, she discovers hot photographer Kent Draper. She almost chickens out, but ends up having not only one heck of a sexy photo shoot, but discovering that being half naked in front of a hunky photographer and his camera is one hell of a turn-on. And when a girl gets that aroused, a little shyness isn’t going to keep her from getting what she wants.

Targeted Audience: Adults

Author Bio:
Paige Tyler is a USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic fiction. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.

She is represented by Bob Mecoy.

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A Date with Fate (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod) by Tracy Ellen

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Welcome to the world of Anabel Axelrod!

Hold on to your seat for the beginning of a fun ride! This is not your traditional romance wrapped up in a nice box and tied with a HEA pretty bow. A Date with Fate is the debut novel by Tracy Ellen, and the first volume in The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod ongoing series. Experience action, sex, wit, romance, mystery, mayhem, friends, family, flashbacks, fantasies, much laughter, and an “OMG!” cliffhanger–all in one roller-coaster ride of a wild weekend!

Smart and sexy bookstore owner Anabel Axelrod is happily satisfied with the routine of her life. She enjoys her work, the occasional company of good friends and family, and casual dates with men that are willing to follow her ironclad rules on dating.

Not too tall, deliciously dark, and definitely not handsome, the mysterious Luke Drake is a new man in town. When they meet, Anabel realizes Luke is the same man that she saw briefly in her bookstore months ago. They had never actually spoken, but sparks flew and worlds collided when their eyes clashed across the room that day.

It soon becomes apparent Luke has set his sights on Anabel, but he is no follower of rules and control is his middle name. Falling crazy in lust and sharing her darkest desires with an experienced man like Luke was definitely not in Anabel’s plans. She loves being single and will allow no man to control her, but Luke has persuasive ideas of his own.

But Anabel’s intense desire for Luke Drake is not her only concern. The slutty wife of a friend has gone missing, an employee at her store is attacked by an abusive ex, and the man who broke her heart years ago returns to town. Anabel’s orderly life dissolves into chaos. In A Date with Fate, the question remains–will the sassy, blonde bookseller follow her own rules to stay single, or will she understand that life is never simple and a certain mesmerizing complication may be worth the risk, even if it kills her?

The next two books in The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod series, Courted by Karma and In Love by Design, are available for purchase at all major booksellers. Adieu to Destiny is available for preorder and will be released in November 2014.

*This series is meant for the entertainment of an adult, mature audience. Please do not buy/read my books if scenes containing strong sexual situations, moderate violence, and explicit language offend you.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
I was born in Indiana to middle-class parents, the third out of five hellions. I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life–in a small town, on a farm, and in the big city. Currently, I make my home in the suburbs of St Paul, Minnesota with my husband, family, a naughty dog and a wicked cat. Growing up, I often used my supernatural powers to force my family members to listen to me talk and tell stories. When that tough, rowdy crowd laughed of their own free will, I knew the world would someday, somehow be my stage. Discovering my passion for writing was a gift that still leaves me breathless with delight and gratefulness. Now working on my fifth novel, my life as a self-published author has evolved into full-time career and I love every minute I spend in the worlds of my characters. Connecting with real people is fun, too. Comments, posts, emails, and reviews are always truly welcome. Follow my blog, Twitter, and Facebook to be aware of events and giveaways, volunteer opportunities, and new books released–or just stop by and say Hi!

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The age-old question that’s fun to wonder about…What if? In my case, the questions I pondered were what if I’d never married young, what if I’d never had a child, what if I’d owned that used bookstore I always coveted? Since it’s impossible to truly know who we’d be or how we’d be living if our life paths had gone differently, I thought it would be fun to do it by living vicariously through a character in a book. Voila! Anabel Axelrod was born!

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