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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A Song of Life by Megan Rivers

After being disowned by her short-tempered, well-off Australian father on her sixteenth birthday, Christie Kelly finds herself back in her humble Chicago apartment with her loving mother. However, her close friend, Galvin Kismet–yes, THE Galvin Kismet, rock star guitarist of the German rock band Prey for Chance–doesn’t know she was exiled since he’s on his world tour, and she fears their communication is forever severed.

When they finally reconnect, difficult times arise. Christie is out of her comfort zone and things get steamy and serious between her and Galvin. Having to grow up quickly, Christie begins to realize the true meaning of love…and it just might break her.

It’s the second book in a young adult series, Song for You, called “A Song of Life”. It is a fictional memoir of Christie Kelly, someone who is not highly thought of in the media due to her relationship with the ever-popular lead singer and guitarist of rock band Prey for Chance. This second book in the three-book series tells Christie’s side of the story and you’ll end up rooting for her every step of the way.

Targeted Audience: New Adult: Women

Author Bio:
MEGAN RIVERS is a writer who graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in writing and literature. She currently lives in Illinois with her spoiled pup, Gracie. When not writing, she loves to visit thrift stores, bask in the outdoors, read books, or cook delectable vegan dishes. Her website is www.meganrivers.weebly.com. You can also follow her on Facebook @MeganRiversAuthor, on Pinterest at pinterest.com/meganriversauth, or on Instagram at MeganRiversAuthor.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
A plane ride from LAX to Chicago nearly seventeen years ago.

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My Fairy Godmother Must Be on a Strike by Maria Arca

indexAs it turns out, challenges can often reveal the greatest opportunities.

Ada Lee was perfectly content just being herself. Yes, was – then her boyfriend David suddenly got sick of her and broke off their relationship. To make things worse, the break-up was anything but graceful. Poor Ada overheard David trashing her to a “frenemy”, saying she had put on weight, become socially awkward, and was all-in-all incompetent at life. Ouch!

What band-aid could possibly heal this ailing heart? Ada’s friends think they have the magic cure and quickly swoop into action to help Ada patch her broken spirit with a beautiful exterior. Ada’s new makeover boosts her confidence to new heights as her friends encourage her to focus on the superficial and lose weight, dabble in make-up, obtain a new fashion sense (or get one, period), and touch up her social skills.

Ada’s new look turns heads and brings in all the attention she could ever want. So why does Ada feel strangely empty? Sometimes the most obvious things are the most difficult to see, and Ada may miss an important opportunity right under her nose. As she finds out, her new glitz and glamor have blinded her, and she is about to miss life-changing opportunities and hurt those she loves. Will she be able to get back to what really matters and fix things before it is too late?

Author Rebecca Moisio explores self discovery and what is really important in “My Fairy Godmother Must Be on a Strike”. Her highly-rated first novels are enjoyed by readers looking for fresh characters and entertaining plot twists. Be sure not to “pull an Ada”! Don’t miss the opportunity to read Moisio’s enthralling “Death at Penrose Hill” and “The Runner”.

Targeted Audience: 21 – 100

Author Bio:
Rebecca Moisio is a young author from the backwaters of Ohio where she dreams of misunderstood monsters, dashing heroes, and exciting adventures. She is actively striving to become a part of the television production world as she hones her writing skills. She enjoys plotting to take over the world, baking delicious creations, discovering interesting words, and sporks.

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Teaching Tori by Annie Rehmann

Resized-RGB-Teaching-ToriTori has put up with Gerard’s bullying for so long, she is surprised when Tom, a visiting adviser to her school, turns into an ally she doesn’t really want. Fiercely independent and wary of people (except for children, of course), she is perfectly capable of dealing with Gerard by herself.
Despite her efforts to keep Tom at an arm’s length, he manages to gain her trust, and a tender relationship starts to form. A future with Tom looks certain until a misunderstanding leads Tori to pull away from him. When she recognises her mistake, it is too late to win him back.
The breakup affects her greatly, down to the one constant she could always fall back on in times of crisis: her love of teaching. Tori fails to meet her own high expectations of an inspiring teacher which leads her onto a downward spiral of feelings of inadequacy and guilt.
After weeks of misery, Tori takes to the hills of Central Otago to clear her head. High up in the tussock country she loves so much, she realises that it is time to move on and let go of the past.
The decision comes as a relief, but a sudden weather change gives Tori little time to dwell on it.
Will Tori make it home safely to put her decisions into action? And will Tom ever find out what happened to her?

Targeted Audience: women 21 and up

Author Bio:
Annie Rehmann grew up near Basel/Switzerland. In 1997, she and husband Ralph decided to make New Zealand their new home.
Annie has always had a love of language, especially writing. At school, she thrived on the challenge of expressing herself with clarity not only in her native German, but also in other languages. For a while, Annie aspired to be a journalist one day, but she decided that she wasn’t thick-skinned enough and instead trained as a primary teacher.
Annie started to write her own fiction, in English, a few years ago, resulting in her first novel “Teaching Tori”.
When Annie isn’t teaching, reading or writing, she spends time with Ralph and teenage daughter June on their off-grid solar powered house project. She loves tramping in the South Island with Ralph, June and her two dogs Freddie and Pepper.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This book started with a scene at the start – Tori is seeking refuge in the toilets after a verbal attack by her principal, and Tom, a visiting adviser to her school happens to see her. The characters and storyline grew from there. I wanted to write a book that I would love to read. It had to be compelling, and it had to move the reader.
I also wanted to give an insight into life as a teacher in New Zealand, and to share some of the wonderful scenery of the South Island.

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Sophia by Nigel Cooper

sophia-cover-web-qualityA story of love, loss, and mania

Sometimes your state of mind has a dark side…

SOPHIA: 22-YEAR OLD CONCERT CELLIST, SOON TO BE ENGAGED, A PERFECT BOYFRIEND, A PERFECT FAMILY, A PERFECT LIFE

But Sophia’s picture-perfect life is about to take a drastic turn for the worse. After the tragic untimely death of her beloved boyfriend, Spencer, something happens to her – something dark.

After a period of post-traumatic stress, Sophia develops a severe personality disorder. Gone is the gracious upper middle class girl. In her place stands a dysfunctional young woman on a frenetic path of self-destruction and mayhem.
Sophia’s world starts to fall apart. Something dark has got a grip on her mind and it refuses to let go. Her psychologist has never seen a case quite like it and is at a total loss. Sophia has recoiled into a dangerous and sinister place in her mind, but now it’s spilling out into the real world with a vengeance.
She proceeds to tear her family apart, alienate her friends and destroy her career; soon there will be nothing left.
Can her new best friend, Delphine, save her before it’s too late?

Targeted Audience: Women 21 and older

Author Bio:
Nigel Cooper was born in England, UK. He grew up in the Lake District, but later moved down south to London.

Nigel wouldn’t really want to work for any company that would employ him, he has been self-employed for most of his working life as: photographer, classical pianist, private detective, video producer, magazine founder/editor, rant columnist and journalist.

In his early years Nigel also had several irrelevant and inconsequential jobs including working as stretch limo driver and a one-man operator/bus driver for London Transport. He still has his PSV (Public Service Vehicle) licence, badge and pass to prove it.

While in the employment of another company he actually got sacked for being too efficient at what he did; piece-work at a belt factory in Queens Crescent, North London. It upset the other factory workers that he was earning three times more money than they were. The boss (sad as it made him) had to let Nigel go due to the unrest and tension on the factory floor.

Of the menial jobs where Nigel was employed, they never lasted more than nine months; at least his boredom threshold didn’t. Working as a commis chef, bus driver and salesman, all ended after exactly nine months. The fact that these jobs lasted the term of a pregnancy is purely coincidental.

His shortest employment lasted only three hours; his personal best record. This was during his first ever job as an apprentice barber in Swiss Cottage, North London. Three hours of sweeping up hair, refilling shampoo bottles and cleaning sinks was all he could take; he left at lunchtime.

Later, he got serious and studied screenwriting in London, where he learned the art and craft of creative writing for film and television. In 2004 he became the founder/editor of a specialist UK-based television/broadcast video production magazine. Although it was hugely successful, he sold the magazine in November 2011 to become a full-time author of fiction.

Nigel has had many years’ experience as a writer of technical articles, tutorials, reviews, news stories and journalism, not only for his own magazine, but also for many other well known publications, magazines and newspapers. It was during these years that he found his voice.

In 2011, Nigel had an overwhelming desire to move into creative fiction writing, so he set about researching his debut novel in the dark romance vampire genre. This desire had been smouldering inside him for a few years. Having seen various classic vampire movies in the past, he decided to write a vampire story that he himself would want to read.

After extensive research and planning Nigel completed his debut novel, Email From A Vampire, which was published in July 2012.

After more research and writing during 2013 he completed his second novel, Sophia; a different genre altogether. Sophia was published in January 2014. See www.nigelcooperauthor.co.uk for more details.

Nigel writes across a diverse range of genres including: psychological thrillers, dark romance, suspense, crime, horror and general fiction.

In his spare time Nigel enjoys playing the piano. He studied classical music at Trinity College Of Music, London, attaining a degree, and is an accomplished classical pianist. He enjoys photography, swimming and badminton, spending time in coffee shops and eating out. He is an animal lover and loves dogs, especially Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and small affectionate toy breeds.

He is currently working on his next two novels: a horror story and a crime thriller.

Nigel lives and writes in Cambridgeshire, UK.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’m an ex concert pianist so liked the idea of a classical musician as the main character.

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Birds of a Feather by Kit Dixon

cover-41How can you tell whether you’re running to or away from something?

The moment Liz’s long term boyfriend proposes, she knows she has to get away. Far away. After all, the last thing she wants is more of the safe, predictable life she’s grown up with and if something doesn’t change, that’s exactly what she’s going to get.

So she decides that if adventure isn’t going to find her, she’ll have to go looking for it.

Her new life starts when Liz decides to open her heart and her mind by volunteering with underprivileged kids in sunny Peru. But it’s not long before she discovers she’s in way over her head.

When the program coordinator sends her on a weekend hiking excursion to get some fresh air and some perspective, she is delighted to discover that the magnificent scenery includes a tour guide that just happens to be a totally gorgeous bird nerd.

Fortunately for Liz, as she gets to know the unlikely companions on her tour, she begins to realize that sometimes flying away isn’t always such a bad idea.

This is a free contemporary romance.

Targeted Audience: 18-50

Author Bio:
Kit Dixon is a young writer whose stories are inspired by sexy adventures she and her friends have had traveling abroad.

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Thirty Days Have September by Bibi Paterson

Cover 30DHSSet in London and Brighton, Thirty Days is a fabulously provocative romance that gives you a very steamy love affair between a hot guy and an unsure heroine, baked goods and some rather unexpected twists and turns along the way.

“I try to think of what I felt like before I met Taylor, but it is as if that girl no longer exists.”

Shy and unassuming, Abigail James loves to bake. She dreams of opening her own dessert café but instead she spends her days working as a data analyst and sneaking in her cakes as the company’s ‘diet assassin’ on the side. Taylor Hudson, the enigmatic owner of Hudson International, has been captivated by Abby’s innocence and quiet charm since the day she started working for the company. However, his history with women is marred by personal circumstances and he has vowed to stay away.

A chance meeting sees Abby’s world turned upside down when, drawn in by Taylor’s chocolate brown eyes and unexpected kindness, she starts on a journey of attraction that will see her heart and soul laid bare. While their attraction is mutual, both Abby and Taylor have their own inner demons that they need to overcome if their relationship can move forward for them to find their own happily ever after.

Due to the nature of the content this book is intended for mature audiences.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
I am a former marketing executive and mum to a gorgeous little girl currently residing just north of London. I recently spent a year living it up on the beaches of Western Australia and my hobbies include consuming copious amounts of coffee and chocolate, building cardboard castles and creating stories in my head.

Inspired from a young age, my love for literature started with Enid Blyton and her Secret Seven. Since then a voracious appetite for books has brought my a world full of heroes, love, murder, betrayal and the odd vampire thrown in for good cause.

Having long admired those brave enough to put pen to paper, or in this modern age of computing, keyboard to screen, I have finally found the stories that I am brave enough to tell.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always made up stories in my head, right from when I was a little girl, but have never had the opportunity to sit down and immerse myself. After our return from spending a year in Australia, I found myself in a position of suddenly having the luxury of time. Abby and Taylor’s story had been rattling around in my brain for about six months and then, finally, I had the opportunity to sit down and write it out.

Whilst Thirty Days is a work of fiction, there are many emotions and scenarios that have played out in my own life. Having an outlet to work through these, even just on paper, has helped me maintain my own sanity.

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Partially Broken Never Destroyed by Nataisha Hill

smallerforbusKayla feels that a man named, Jeremy is the man of her dreams. He winds and dines her as well as buys her anything she wants. Further into the relationship, Kayla discovers that Jeremy is not the enduring man she thought he was. Jeremy is very controlling and abusive. Kayla decides to try to get Jeremy back in line, but Jeremy ends up having a few tricks up his sleeve. Once Kayla realizes that Jeremy is a liar and deceiver, she confides in Jeremy’s roommate and things get out of control. Kayla then attempts to leave, but Jeremy doesn’t want Kayla out of his life.
Attempting to move on from the relationship with Jeremy, Kayla decides to discover the night life by going out with co-workers and her best friend Brandy, who is always there for Kayla. Kayla then meets someone who she finds intriguing name Richard at one of the parties they attend. Richard turns out to be a hassle more than a help. She cannot seem to get him to act right either, so Kayla rebels against him as well. After putting up with his faults, Kayla begins spinning out of control into deception of her own. Kayla eventually leaves him and decides to get out of town with skeletons still in her closet. Before leaving town, she gets involved with a street pharmacist that she falls in love with named Michael. Michael is a charmer who literally sweeps Kayla off of her feet.

Targeted Audience: Adult

Author Bio:
After graduating high school, Nataisha T Hill, attended JohnCasablancas Modeling and Career Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned her certification as a select model and then joined Model Talent Management as an amateur model under (Gina Vickery) while attending Middle Tennessee State University. After entertaining a short modeling career, she graduated from MTSU majoring in Recording Industry: Music Business and a minor in Entrepreneurship. In the meantime, she also began to pursue a career in writing with the Associated Content and other endeavors. She has been writing short stories and poetry since the tender age of four. Her first novel “Partially Broken Never Destroyed” was released March 2012.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This story is based on all women in some shape, form, or fashion. Most women want to be loved and appreciated as well as have a healthy and stable relationships. Then, there is the fact that everyone has thought or done spiteful things as well as have those little secrets

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Fame Games- The Escape by Ali Stetson

photo-3Lahnna Kris is a world famous pop star but with her 30th birthday fast approaching and, as she stands on the brink of a year off, it’s time for her to re-think her life plan. Back home in England, surrounded by her family, she begins to re-acquaint herself with old friends and their ‘real life’ problems and realises that she too needs to start laying down some roots. The problem that Lahnna faces is, ‘how do you quit a job, when you are your job’?

Having seen many celebrities attempt the retreat from fame only to end up drawing more attention to themselves, Lahnna concocts a plan that will not only see her stepping out of the spotlight but see Stacey, her body double, stepping firmly into it.

Targeted Audience: 25-45

Author Bio:
Ali Stetson now lives in middle England with her family. She writes short stories, flash fiction and articles but her novels are where her true passion lies.

“I like ‘easy-reads’ and light hearted novels where you can escape to another place and forget about the everyday pressures that sometimes become overwhelming. I escape into my own world when I’m writing and it’s exciting to share that world with others.”

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The idea of celebrity fascinates me. I have spent a little time in this industry working as a PA and it always amazed me how manipulated celebrities lives are. They seem to have the freedom to do whatever they want but from what i could see the more well-known they were around the world, the smaller their own world became. Friendship circles had to be very tight, going out had to be planned to the minute and finding love and spontaneity in this environment is almost impossible. I often wondered how i might handle that situation which is what led me to write this book as my way of exploring what i might do if it were me.

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Star Struck by JS Taylor

1459340_206119499571184_944295640_nFirst rule of fame. Don’t fall in love…

Summer Evans is a singer with a big talent. So when her girl group gets a shot at the big time, she knows her break has finally come.

But when musician Adam Morgan hears her sing, Summer is about to get more than she bargained for. Because Adam doesn’t want Summer’s girl band. He wants her. And as Summer soon discovers, Adam is very good, at getting what he wants.

If you love books like 50 Shades of Grey (E.L. James), Bared to You (Sylvia Day, Crossfire Series), Beautiful Disaster, Rock Me, or Love Unscripted you’ll love Star Struck…

“Amazing!!! I loved that you brought back James and Isabella in this book! What a great surprise. I look forward to reading the next novel.” Amazon review

Targeted Audience: 21-65

Author Bio:
Author Bio
JS Taylor is a best-selling cross-category author who loves writing adult fiction almost as much as she does reading it. She teams fiction writing with a successful and award-winning journalism career, working for The Times and The Mirror in London, UK. Other titles include the popular Spotlight and The Ivy Lessons series.

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