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Wanton Reads wants to be your “go to” site to find out about Romance books in all genres. Sonja and Katie K would like all our visitors to feel at home and be able to browse our site looking for those special romance books that you want to read. Grab a glass of wine and curl up to find your next favorite book.

Barring Borders by Lauren Rice

The beautiful story of two people.
Aiden Morrow is a reclusive, burly mans-man.
Holly Davis is a country girl through and through.
Aiden has a secret. He’s a werebear. He keeps his distance, because he suspects the small town will have a hard time understanding.
He’s right.

Targeted Audience: 12+

Author Bio:
Beautiful lady. Ex-dance and fitness instructor Lauren Rice at once writes paranormal romances . When she's not writing, she can be found aerobics, dancing, cosmetology.

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Tsunami Crimes (Disaster Crimes Book 3) by Chrys Fey

Beth and Donovan have come a long way from Hurricane Sabrina and the San Francisco earthquake. Now they are approaching their wedding day and anxiously waiting to promise each other a lifetime of love. The journey down the aisle isn’t smooth, though, as they receive threats from the followers of the notorious criminal, Jackson Storm. They think they’ll be safe in Hawaii, but distance can’t stop these killers. Not even a tsunami can.
This monstrous wave is the most devastating disaster Beth has ever faced. It leaves her beaten, frightened. Is she a widow on her honeymoon? As she struggles to hold herself together and find Donovan, she’s kidnapped by Jackson’s men.

Fearing her dead, Donovan searches the rubble and shelters with no luck. The thought of her being swept out to sea is almost too much for him to bear, but the reality is much worse. She’s being used as bait to get him to fall into a deadly trap.

If they live through this disaster, they may never be the same again.

Targeted Audience: 18+

Author Bio:
Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series, as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. She is an administrator for the Insecure Writer's Support Group and heads their monthly newsletter.

When Fey was six years old, she realized she wanted to be a writer by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen.

Fey lives in Florida and is always on the lookout for hurricanes. She has four adopted cats who keep her entertained with their antics, and three nephews who keep her entertained with their antics. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and through her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!

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My Paper Heart by Magan Vernon

Getting into my top choice sorority? Done.

Dating one of the hottest guys in the biggest fraternity? Done.

Failing out of College? Oops…

When Libby Gentry’s parents receive the letter that she’s failed out of school, Libby is forced to pack her Prada bag and head to work for her great aunt in rural Louisiana.

Nothing about tiny Elsbury, Louisiana entices her until she locks eyes with the southern charmer, Blaine Crabtree.

Libby is used to getting what she wants and Blaine is no exception, but as the two grow closer, bigger problems arise.

Libby doesn’t know how much more pain her already paper-thin heart can take and when new opportunities in Chicago pop up she is presented with a difficult situation: wait for her redneck Romeo, or move on.

Books in this series:

My Paper Heart
On Paper Wings
A Paper Trail
These Paper Walls

Targeted Audience: College aged

Author Bio:
Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amuck around her Texas ranch.

Find her online:

Website: www.maganvernon.com

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/maganvernon

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/authormaganvernon

Twitter: www.twitter.com/maganvernon

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Magan's Minions (Reader Group): http://on.fb.me/1lVsZEo

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In 2009 there weren't any books about college aged characters or someone who failed out of college, so since I couldn't read it, I wrote my own.

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Birth of a Cuck by J.R. Williams

John always fantasized of seeing his fiancée with another man. But when she decides to indulge his fantasy with a black man far sexier than John could ever hope to be, he wonders if he’s gotten in over his head.

Targeted Audience: adults 21+

Author Bio:
J.R. Williams is an expert in cuckolding. Birth of a Cuck is his first book.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always been captivated by the act of cuckolding — of a man sharing his girlfriend or wife with another man, often coupled with humiliation on the part of the boyfriend or husband.

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A Peek at Bathsheba by Uvi Poznansky

Having reached his peak, David makes a serious error that threatens to undo his political success and cost him not only the adoration of his people, but also the sense of being sustained by a divine power. That error is the most torrid tale of passion ever told: his forbidden love for Bathsheba.
When she becomes pregnant, David attempts to cover up the ensuing scandal by sending her husband—who serves him faithfully in his army—to his death. And for the rest of his life, he is tormented by the memory of that moment. Will he find redemption? Will he muster the strength to keep his promise to her and protect their son from danger?

This standalone novel is also volume II of the trilogy The David Chronicles, told candidly by the king himself. David uses modern language, indicating that this is no fairytale. Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now. Listen to his voice as he undergoes a profound change, realizing the magnitude of his sin, and the curse looming over his entire future.

Targeted Audience: 21 and up

Author Bio:
Uvi Poznansky is a California-based author, poet and artist. “I paint with my pen,” she says, “and write with my paintbrush.” She received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

Uvi writes across a variety of genres: My Own Voice, The White Piano, and Apart From Love (literary fiction), The Music of Us and Dancing with Air (romance), The David Chronicles, Rise to Power, A Peek at Bathsheba, and The Edge of Revolt ((historical fiction), A Favorite Son (biblical fiction), Home (poetry), Twisted (horror) Now I Am Paper and Jess and Wiggle (children’s book.)

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As an artist, I find great inspiration in art throughout the ages, describing each moment in the life of my character, David. There are literally thousands of paintings about the moment he spotted Bathsheba bathing on her roof. These paintings and sculptures depict different attitudes of artists towards him, which allows my writing to be enriched by different points of view. 

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Bernie Taylor: The London Days & Nights by Paige Summers

Bernie Taylor, is a sexy woman nearly 40 and knows what she wants, at last. Men want her but that is not enough. She’s happy to play and work hard and good at what she does, in fact very good, but knows she can do better and won’t stop until she gets what she’s looking for.

With an opportunity is offered to join a London Fashion House, she meets the desirable Simon Steadler. Falling in love with him was easy but trusting and holding on to love something else.

With events taking her in a different direction, she later joins Elliott Design. Along the way finding success, love, lust and betrayal. With good friends to turn to, she is not alone, that is until life changes in another direction again and the trust is gone. But Bernie Taylor knows what she needs to do and won’t stop until she gets what and who she wants.

‘Bernie Taylor: The London Days & Nights’ is a masterful contemporary women’s bonkbuster that unfolds a bold, impressive and sexy character of ‘Bernie Taylor’ a women with strong head, high ambitions and clear vision of needs and how to achieve them. Success at work and men come easy for Bernie but “something alluring- different” about Simon Steadler at CK Fashion London is bound to change her life.
Author Paige Summers manages to stir the heat and unsettle the emotions of her readers by skilfully placing a few strong, independent life-like characters in her novel whose bonds paint pictures of believable friendship and their camaraderie serves a necessary reprieve from the tension at times. ‘Bernie Taylor’ is definitely a clever combination of an intriguing coming-of-age anecdote with absurd situations of lust and betrayal saturating an immaculate plot, making it a powerful page turner that is sure to appeal adults and young adults with a taste for mature, thoughtful read.
Tender, touching and yet resonant, this book is an ideal recommendation for a relaxing day….

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
I am a Daughter, Mother, Wife and Entrepreneur and on a good day, an Author. I live near London in England. Now in my mid-forties, I have collected up snippets along the way, some good, some bad and these I try to tap into for inspiration. I also have a lively imagination, so I am never alone. I love with writing that you have the power to go in any direction and twist and turn it whenever you please, and sprinkle it with delicious spice whenever you want, if only real life was that easy.

Bernie Taylor: London Days & Nights is my debut book and to get an idea of my style there is also a short read, which is ideal for a 10 minute break or an insight into Bernie Taylor, called 'A moment with Bernie Taylor, Room 112' that is available from www.sleepinglionspublishers.com for free. What have I done today?…Well, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck into the 2nd book in the series about the sexy Bernie Taylor: The New York Days & Nights which I have just finished and look forward to starting the third book in the series, then it's over to you guys, happy reading x

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Writing is something that I've wanted to do for a lot of years now but it seemed life got in the way until I woke up one day after having a flood in my home and thought, if I have no TV and no sofa to sit on at the end of the day, I should make the time count and so sat down at my desk which was fortunately upstairs and with a glass of red in one hand started the first draft of Bernie Taylor. I had always enjoyed Jackie Collins books myself or the central character of Bridget Jones, so I decided to have one main character. A sexy strong female called Bernie Taylor and write a story that I would enjoy to read, and so she was born!

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MIND: The Beginning by Jenn Nixon

#SciFiRomance After Dina Ranger loses telepathic contact with her twin brother, Duncan, she breaks into his apartment and stumbles onto a special government unit responsible for monitoring the psychic population. She’s offered a job where she can use her psionic gifts to help people.

Stranded on earth over a hundred years ago, Liam of Shria is searching for a metal needed to repair his ship when he finds Dina inside an alien escape pod and narrowly saves her after she trips the alarm.

As the mystery and their relationship deepens, Liam helps Dina learn the truth behind her abilities while uncovering a plot to rebuild an ancient weapon, exposing dangerous secrets about the alien presence on earth that may change the future forever.

Targeted Audience: 21

Author Bio:
Jenn's love of writing started the year she received her first diary and Nancy Drew novel. Throughout her teenage years, she kept a diary of her personal thoughts and feelings but graduated from Nancy Drew to other mystery suspense novels.

She often adds a thriller and suspense element to anything she writes be it Romance, Science Fiction, or Fantasy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, observing pop culture, playing with her two dogs, and working on various charitable projects in her home state of New Jersey.

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Social Media:
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http://www.facebook.com/jennnixonauthor
http://www.twitter.com/jennnixon

Seductive Synchronicity by Sage Ardman

For ten years, Constance Westerley has been having a recurring dream about a mouth-wateringly handsome man with a dragon tattoo on his chest. Some of her dreams are quite erotic.

Her girlfriends, a group of spiritual adventurers who call themselves The Witchy Women, tell her to meditate on this and find him. Of course, her outrageously wealthy family doesn’t know about her dreams and they certainly don’t care for her spiritual leanings. They just want her to find a respectable, rich man and settle down.

Nick Veseli grew up on the streets and in foster homes but was lucky enough to be adopted by loving parents. Since then, he has made it his life goal to give back to the community that saved him as a child. But his crusading idealism will pit him and Constance against powerful corporate interests, including some very rich Westerleys.

Wait until they see the dragon tattoo on his chest.

Targeted Audience: Adult

Author Bio:
The "Westerley" books were my first romance series, and they came at me faster than I could write them down. Much more fun than the technical books I had written in my youth.

Now I’m working on my "Fame" series, stories about Rock and Roll. Interestingly, I was once the lead singer of a California garage band back in the 1990s, so I had a taste of rock and roll fame. Nothing like what my characters go through, of course, but it was fun to pretend.

I’ve always liked a good story, but I never knew about romance novels until I was 59 years old, and in the middle of writing one. I quickly fell in love with it, and now I fill my time reading and writing romance stories.

Also, I never drank whiskey before. But since I wrote characters who drink it, I became curious. Now it’s my favorite drink.

Life in Northern California is full of surprises, including these romance novels. I have been happily married for thirty years, and we have raised two wonderful children. I honestly wouldn’t trade places with anyone else, living or dead, real or imagined.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to buck the standard trend where a rich woman is unable to find happiness with a poor man.

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Happily Ever After: Falling for the Billionaire by Mary Hughes


20 Billionaires. 20 Sizzling Ways to Fall in Love.

Whether your fantasy is a prince or a self-made man, this set has all the hard-bodied, Alpha billionaires you can handle. Let our award-winning, best-selling authors take you on a trip filled with exotic locales, dizzying privilege and heart-warming happily ever after.

Targeted Audience: adult

Author Bio:
We're 20 award-winning, best-selling authors who write billionaires from hard-bodied alphas to genius inventors to exotic princes–but who all love a good happily ever after. Includes Opal Carew, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, USA Today best selling author, Victoria Pinder, Margo Bond Collins, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, and so many more.

Website(s)
Author Home Page Link
Link To Buy Book On Amazon
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Social Media:
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http://www.twitter.com/Billionairesexy

Kiss Me Again (Vintage Hearts Series 1) by Mari Oliver

Portland, Oregon 1946

War widow Chloe Kent is an overcast version of her former self. She has resigned to a lonely fate as a single mom, her heart guarded against vulnerability. Anti-social, her only friend in the world is her nagging baby sister who presses for her to move on with her life. She can’t hide in her room forever, so she accepts the invitation to dinner with a blind date and thinks to be done with it. Since nothing is ever so simple, she begins falling for him. When his past comes knocking, she fears losing love a second time might make her swear it off forever.

Realtor Robert McKenna has returned to his hometown recently dumped and with a new perspective. Love may not have worked out for him the first time but it might the next. Always an optimist, he wonders what’s drawn him to the widow who rarely smiles. He makes it a mission to become more than just her friend. But when his charms aren’t enough to get him past her defenses, he contemplates giving up on the woman who fulfills him.

Can they make it to love in time to save one another?

Vintage Hearts is a new 1940’s romance series set in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Targeted Audience: 1940’s historical romance readers who like minimal to medium heat.

Author Bio:
Mari is a lifetime lover of books and writing. Romance, fantasy, and mystery are her favorite genres to read. She writes historical romance set in the early mid-20th century and fantasy romance tales in her make-believe worlds. The Alaskan wilderness is her home where adventures are plenty and nature keeps the muse happy. To learn more about her work, please visit www.marioliver.com.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I really love vintage fashion, history, movies and books, plus I’ve had this idea in my head for a while.

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