Hard Choices by Joan Farraneau

She was his first love. He was her plaything.

Ten years ago to the day, Sean Hartwood left Forton, Texas with a promise never to return. Now, despite his promise, he’s back, back to the one place he swore he’d never see again, back to the same tired streets where his heart was broken so long ago.

For ten years, Sam Atley has dreamed of picking up and leaving Forton. Married to an abusive alcoholic and stuck in a dead-end job at the local diner, she’s lost all hope of leading a happy life in this backwoods town where nothing ever seems to happen. That is, until one morning when a handsome, mysterious stranger appears in town. From the moment Sam sets eyes on him, she knows her entire world is about to change.

But can love flourish when secrets abound and the past comes crashing into the present? Sometimes, the answer isn’t so simple…

Hard Choices is a standalone 53,000-word novel complete with HEA.

Targeted Audience: 21 plus

Author Bio:
Joan Farraneau is a lover and liver of all things erotic. When she's not penning her next fantasy, she enjoys spending time with her rambunctious golden-doodle, eating copious amounts of grocery store sushi, and lying down for entirely too long and watching television designed to rot your brain. Her second full-length novel, Flash Photography, is in the works.

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Deadly Sins: an organized crime thriller by Laura Read

DEADLY SINS is a dark crime thriller with a twisted love story at its heart.

Angela Balanescu, daughter of an organized crime boss, yearns to leave the town in which she grew up, instead of using drink and sex as escapism. Her father feeds on power, solely focused on how he can gain more territory. Vincent, her father’s lieutenant, feels no remorse torturing and killing those who betray the family.

When Angela develops feelings for corrupt detective Sean, she wonders whether she can learn to trust him and put a life of crime behind her. But Vincent wants her for himself, and she is drawn deeper into family politics. Soon she is plotting to kill her father’s partner, and she is forced to choose between staying to help her family and leaving to start a new life.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
I've worked in publishing for over seven years, as a designer for a journal and its award-winning website, and now as an author and freelance designer. My poetry has been published in two anthologies.

DEADLY SINS is my debut novel – an exploration of the sexism that can permeate families and how sin can influence us all. My next book will be about a political affair.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
DEADLY SINS is an organized crime thriller/romantic suspense, which explores the sexism that can permeate families and how sin can influence us all. I wanted to write something dark that crosses genres and focuses on a female protagonist who wants more power. My protagonist, Angela, feels powerless because she's the boss's daughter, and she uses drink and sex to escape her life. She falls for a corrupt detective and faces a choice between staying to help her family and leaving to start a new life. It's similar to THE SOPRANOS but told mainly from a female perspective.

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Defining Moments: A Moments In Time Novel by Dori Lavelle

Book4Dori-Final-1Secrets. Lies. Betrayal.

How much heartbreak can one heart take?

Melisa Dane has made it through the worst. Her heart was broken, but Florian Dane, better known as “Heat”—and the man of her dreams—returned to mend it. Now, with her family almost complete, Melisa is ready to sit back and enjoy life.

But fate isn’t done with her yet. The perpetual smile on her face freezes when the second man to steal her heart shows up in her life once again. Scott Bergfeld, the husband she buried and grieved for years ago, is not dead, and he comes back bearing secrets.

Heartbroken and confused, Melisa tries to find answers to questions she never thought she’d ask, but what she learns throws her life into turmoil. Soon, cracks start to form in her marriage with Heat. As her heart is torn into two halves—between the man she loved first and the man she married first—she comes dangerously close to having her whole life destroyed again. How many people will end up getting hurt? This time, does she have the strength to make it through?

Targeted Audience: 18+

Author Bio:
Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and a sucker for happy ever afters and mint chocolate. Give her a great romance novel and a mug of hot chocolate and she’d be one happy woman.

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn’t happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The song, Learning to live again, by Garth Brooks.

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Black Widow by PJ Adams

bwTwo years ago Eleanor Dryton lost her husband, her job and her friends.
She lost everything about her old life that ever mattered to her.
All she had left were her will and a burning desire for revenge.

Now, El has served her time for being an unknowing partner in her murdered husband’s crimes. Her prison sentence has toughened her up and she’s learned that she can be bad.

But when her search for revenge leads her to a man who takes bad to a completely different level just how far is she willing to go? If prison has hardened her, what effect will the man who killed her husband have? And does she even have any control over what happens next?

A dark and disturbing romantic thriller from the bestselling author of Winner Takes All and The Object Of His Desire.

Targeted Audience: 18+

Author Bio:
PJ Adams is a bestselling writer of erotic romance and suspense – love stories with that added heat and adventure. Her most popular titles include The Object of His Desire and Winner Takes All. Writing under other names, PJ is a successful novelist, with several books published by major publishing houses and optioned for movies.

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Stealing Emma by M.C. Roman

Stealing_Emma_200x300Emma Blake is ready for a change from her monotonous life in Los Angeles. So when her boyfriend Roy suggests they go to grad school abroad in Spain, she’s all for the adventure. New city, new life, new friends. What could possibly go wrong?

Max Durant is excited to be back home in Madrid and take a much needed break from his hectic life in London. He was looking forward to a new challenge in school…until it materializes in the feistiest girl he ever met on a basketball court. There’s something about her that simply makes his blood boil and he becomes instantly hooked. But then his world comes to a screeching halt when he realizes she’s already taken.

Despite the obvious warning signs and potential disaster, Emma and Max become close friends when they’re forced together as partners in the same study group. When the lines start to blur and things begin to unravel, Emma must decide if she should hold on to her past…or take a risk in her future.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
M.C. Roman grew up in Mexico City and currently lives in Brooklyn with her funny sexy hubby. When she’s not reading or writing, her hobbies include daydreaming, watching shows on Netflix, and cooking home cooked meals from Blue Apron.

Teaching Mia is M.C.’s debut novel after many years of interest in creative writing. It has since garnered over 2.5 million reads online and was featured on IndieReader Insiders’ Next Picks. Enseñando A Mia (Spanish Edition) has been a Top 100 Best Seller on Amazon Spain during several consecutive weeks and is a Hispanic fiction and contemporary romance Best Seller in the United States.

M.C.’s newest novel in the series, Stealing Emma, released August 5th, 2014. She is currently working on translating it into Spanish as well as writing her next novel, Chasing Sofia.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired to write Stealing Emma after I completed the first book in the series, Teaching Mia. I was very drawn to Max’s character in the first book and felt that there was a whole other story hidden within him. I started to develop his character a bit further and before I knew it another romantic hero in the Durant family was born. I was also still very inspired by the setting of the books, which is based on my experience during grad school while living in Spain. My time there was so rich and intense, I felt that there were more aspects to explore and showcase through a second book.

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Her Troika (The Complete Story) by Trent Evans

Her-Troika-The-Complete-Story-1400-x-2398Two strict Doms, one brave sub, and a slave auction…

Kurt Erickson has been offered a Dom’s dream job. He picks his own hours, answers to no one, and gets to train submissive women all day. One of those submissive women happens to be his willing wife. Making Breanna’s deepest, darkest fantasy come true is the easy part. It may be trickier to persuade his best friend Derek to … buy her.

Breanna Erickson prides herself on being ready for anything. From the courtroom to the bedroom, she can handle it all. But when her strict, but loving, husband gives her the chance to live out a dream, she finds there are things no woman can be ready for.

Derek’s marriage ended because he buried dark needs that proved incompatible with a vanilla wife. He’s buried those needs, those truths, deep down, determined to never let them hurt him again. Being Kurt’s best friend has many benefits, but some of them are much more than Derek is ready for — or so he thinks.

Then one night, an auction. Only a select few women agree to a Term of Service to the shadowy organization known as the Dominion Trust. One of them is Breanna. For Kurt, thrilling, tantalizing possibilities are laid out before him. For Breanna, it’s the chance to realize a dark, erotic dream — and to heal a broken heart. And for Derek, forced to confront who he really is — and what he never realized he needed — he must take that first step.

All he has to do is bid on her …

Publisher’s Warning: Intended for mature readers. 18 and over only!

This BDSM book contains the following acts or themes: Consensual sexual slavery (auctioning), pony play, D/s, total power exchange, bondage, corporal punishment, forced exhibitionism, objectification, humiliation.

MFM menage BDSM erotic romance. There is no sexual interaction between the males in this story.

120,000 words
381 pages

NOTE: This novel collects the entire Her Troika story (Parts I – V) into one volume.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Trent Evans is an independent author of BDSM erotic romance and erotica. Putting pen to paper since he was a wee lad, he decided to try to share some of the tales cooked up in his fevered imagination. Some readers might not be horrified at what he writes. He tries to write stories that appeal to both women and men (wow, threading the needle), but will follow wherever the story takes him.

A long-time resident of the Pacific Northwest, the author believes that the high percentage of authors in the region (compared to the nation as a whole) is chiefly due to the fact that it’s so damned wet and miserable all the time there. They tend to use their long hours cooped up inside spinning yarns that depict things they’ll never see or experience — such as sunshine.

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Taking Chances by Ann Omasta

TakingChances-Kindle-smallSpice-o-meter Rating: This fun, steamy romance is a solid 7.5, maybe an 8, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being mild (Your Grandma’s diary – let’s hope!) and 10 being Ooh La La, I’m blushing, but I can’t seem to stop turning the pages (The Fifty Shades of Grey Red Room of Pain). If YOU love reading about naughty, complicated love-triangles or enjoy fun, contemporary romance novels with surprising twists along the way, get ready to spend the day reading “Taking Chances.” This fast-paced, exciting story follows the passionate journey of Abigail Brown, a 28-year-old divorcee who has never had an orgasm, much to her chagrin. Despite being self-conscious about what she considers to be her body’s ‘failings’, she has built a terrific life for herself in the quaint, lakeside town of Harbor Shores, Michigan. Abby thinks that she has discovered her ‘happily ever after’ ending when she stumbles upon the perfect man, who shows her the intense sensual bliss that her body is capable of enjoying. Just when you think you have this book all figured out, some unexpected surprises come along and completely shake up Abby’s world. Get your copy of “Taking Chances” now because it’s a great day to relax and enjoy reading a terrific, new book that you won’t want to put down!

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
These bios are generally rather dry, so I thought I’d shake up the format a little bit.
Here are ten not-so-interesting tidbits about me:
1. I despise whipped cream. There, I admitted it in writing. Let the ridiculing begin.
2. Even though I have lived as far south as Key Largo, Florida and as far north as Maine, I landed in the middle.
3. If I don’t make a conscious effort not to, I will drink nothing but tea morning, noon and night. Hot tea, sweet tea, green tea – I love it all.
4. There doesn’t seem to be much in life that is better than coming home to a big dog who is overjoyed to see me. My other family members usually show significantly less enthusiasm about my return.
5. Singing in my bestest, loudest voice does not make my family put on their happy faces. This includes the big, loving dog referenced above.
6. Yes, I am aware that bestest is not a word.
7. Dorothy was right. There’s no place like home.
8. All of the numerous bottles in my shower must be lined up, with their labels facing out. It makes me feel a little like Julia Roberts’ mean husband from the movie ‘Sleeping with the Enemy’, but I can’t seem to control this particular quirk.
9. I love, love, love finding a great bargain.
10. Did I mention that I hate whipped cream? It makes my stomach churn to look at it, touch it, smell it or even think about it. Great – now I’m thinking about it. Ick!

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Ann Omasta has always loved reading, especially romance novels with ‘happily ever after’ endings. After a while, the format started seeming a little too cookie-cutter to her, so she decided to try her hand at writing books that had some surprising twists and turns. She nailed it with her first Contemporary Romance novel duology, “Taking Chances” and “Making Choices.”

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Breaching The Guardian Dimension by Cory Richardson

Small-Breaching-the-Guardian-Dimensiona.k.a. Sustained Augmented Brain Energy Retransmitting (SABER) Ladder.

In the 2090’s, mind manipulating “4M” devices are used extensively for “rehabilitation” and have advanced to the point of a bold new usage – breaching the guardian dimension or, as some call it, supernatural exposures.

Coming of age in the 2090’s, friends Marcus, Randi, Vamir and Meagan soon find themselves working at a prestigious government-funded supernatural research facility. Something goes wrong after Marcus’ very first “exposure.” His friends watch in disbelief as other employees mysteriously die right after their 4M experiences. It is not clear whether they’re victims of machine malfunctions, the guardians or something else.

During the mayhem, Randi and Meagan find the “something more” in their relationship that Randi has been longing for all along. Like their favorite song, it’s para, para, paradise. But something connected to the research program dooms the girls’ alliance.

The four friends’ relationships are tested as they attempt to work together to figure out why people in the program have been dying for eight years and what can be done to right some of the damages. The answers lie in where the 4M machines can go.

Targeted Audience: young adults

Author Bio:
About the Author: Cory Richardson is an engineer and musician, living in beautiful Walla Walla, Washington, U.S.A.

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A Night of Wickedness (Wicked Ways #1) by JD Nelson

Second-cover-A-Night-of-Wickedness-2Obsidian Raines is everything I hate in a new neighbor. He’s smart, sexy, and a wealthy vampire. Now, I know what you’re thinking, he sounds hot, right? Well, he is hot, but that’s not the point. If you were a nymph you would understand. Life for us is no picnic; most of us end up stalkers, sex addicts, and prostitutes. I am no exception to this rule, which is why I was sent to the middle of nowhere Alabama to be alone. How was I supposed to know that he would inadvertently destroy all of my therapist’s progress with the first word that came out of his brooding, sarcastic mouth?
In between Obsidian and my new friendship with Alpha werewolf, Oswin Morris, I’m pretty sure that my ‘punishment’ will turn out to be a catastrophe only a nymph could be capable of.

Targeted Audience: Mature 18+

Author Bio:
JD Nelson writes Paranormal and Fantasy Romance when the crazy people that live in her house aren’t trying to make her one of them.

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What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love writing the sexy stuff. An erotic romance was a natural progression for me. 🙂

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