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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Prince of Solana (Royals of Solana #1) by Susan Sheehey

Prince Andre Peralta of Solana spent the last eight years drowning himself in liquor, and gambling in casinos.

When Andre’s father is assassinated by the Lozano cartel, duty to his tiny island country in the South Pacific trumps his fear and guilt. Being next on the hit list, forces Andre to hide on a remote Texas cattle ranch. There he meets strong-willed Gemma Westfall, a fascinating and trigger-happy ranch hand who pushes the limits of his self-control.

Gemma has no patience for liars and gamblers, and something about this visitor crawls up her spine. His penetrating gaze heats up her core, reigniting a dark passion and a history she’d buried long ago.

When the assassins find Andre and destroy Gemma’s home, vengeance guides both of them into dangerous waters.

Targeted Audience: 21+ Women

Author Bio:
Susan writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women's fiction. Water plays a crucial element in all of her novels, and she's a strong advocate for Autism Awareness. Forced to give up Diet Coke, she now functions on heavy amounts of French Vanilla coffee. Susan lives and laughs in Texas with her husband and two sons. Follow Susan on her website www.SusanSheehey.com, Twitter @SusieQWriter, Facebook, and Pinterest

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His Sapphire by Maggie Chase

Judge Gerard Hobson believes Brimstone is his but the town refuses to bend to his will. Now someone’s spreading rumors that he murdered a whore. He’s lost control of his life. And although he’s never visited a brothel before, he finds himself in the Jeweled Ladies, making the acquaintance of Miss Sapphire Bleu in a desperate bid to hold onto his sanity.

As Sapphire, Sadie knows the judge’s type. He longs to be in control—and she longs to surrender it. But Gerard is afraid of hurting her—and more afraid of what he might become if he gives into his desires. Can Sadie show him there’s nothing to fear from a little pain?
The Jeweled Ladies series by Maggie Chase will delight fans of historical westerns by Victoria Dahl, Molly O’Keefe and Vanessa Vale.

“Interested in some sexy stories set in the American West? His Topaz, Their Emerald and Her Ebony will fit the bill. I look forward to seeing what Maggie Chase writes next.” – Jennifer Porter, Romance Novel News

“Sadie has the opportunity to help Judge Hobson control his desires by learning to dominate properly. She can teach him how to be the lover she needs, and he can finally master his desires without the fear of hurting someone or being called a deviant. It’s a win-win!” — Goodreads reviewer Mary Dieterich

Targeted Audience: Romance readers

Author Bio:
Who is Maggie Chase? Writer, reader, crafter—Maggie has told a lot of different stories a lot of different ways, but the Jeweled Ladies series marks her first foray into historical western erotica. Maggie passionately believe that every single person deserves their own happily-ever-after and her stories reflect that hope on the page. Sign up for her new-release newsletter at http://bit.ly/maggiechasenews to get the latest on her sexy cowboys, Jeweled Ladies and tough lawmen!

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I read Victoria Dahl's Harlot and I loved it–but I wished there'd been more harlots! I started thinking about all the ways soiled doves were loved and hated back in the Old West, and how they held a particular position of power outside of the normal avenues of female empowerment and suddenly, I had a full-fledged series about the finest brothel west of the Mississippi–the Jeweled Ladies! His Sapphire is the 4th book in the series. Judge Gerard Hobson had been the nemesis in the first three books and he's a hard, controlling man. But he's hiding a deep secret–his need for control is almost overwhelming. It's only when he meets Miss Sapphire Bleu that he finds there's a woman who's not only not afraid of him and his darkness, but she embraces it–and him. It seemed only natural that a man who's controlled his desires for so long would have to be instructed on how to actually dominate a woman, so His Sapphire is the story of Judge Hobson learning how to dominate a very, very willing sub.

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Here Comes Trouble by Natalie Acres

me-na-ttp-herecomestrouble-1Ellie Hunter wasn’t looking for a protector, but she definitely wanted a place to lay low and hide. Divorced from her abusive husband for over six months, Ellie goes to Trouble’s gates as a last resort after her ex pays her a “final” visit.

Allister McCall, Ryan Thomas, Derek Swinney, and Bradley Powers have known Ellie for the better part of their lives and the memory of sharing her is stamped in their minds. When Ellie arrives in small town Trouble, the men jump to all sorts of illicit assumptions.

Once Ellie reconnects with Allister, Ryan, Derek, and Bradley, Ellie’s life is seemingly complete, assuming her ex-husband will let her live in peace. With Navy SEALs training behind them, Ellie’s men are confident Ellie’s ex will finally let her go but if he refuses there will be hell to pay. One way or another, four men will ensure Ellie is protected, loved, cherished, honored, and adored.

Targeted Audience: Over 21–Adults Only

Author Bio:
Natalie Acres is the author of several bestselling titles including Cowboy Boots and Untamed Hearts, Sex Party, Sex Games and Wanted by Outlaws. Her latest novels, Sex Retreat and Sex Slave are now available at Amazon. These two novels are the newest additions to the popular Siren Publishing series, Cowboy Sex.

For those of you who love shifters, check out the quirky novella, IMPRINTS, a historical wolf-shifter BDSM novella with some interesting gadgets from the Wild Wild West.

Natalie lives in East Tennessee with her daughter and husband. Her son is serving in the United States Navy.

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Lucky 7 Bad Boys Contemporary Romance Boxed Set by Charity Pineiro, Sophia Knightly, Tawny Weber, Nina Bruhns, Susan Hatler, Virna DePaul, and Kristin Miller

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Get lucky with a bad boy. . . .

Whether he’s a rock star, a billionaire, or a playboy magician–whether he wears work boots or a suit and tie–bad boys have one thing in common: how good they can make a woman feel. This contemporary romance boxed set sizzles with SEVEN full-length novels by SEVEN bestselling authors, starring SEVEN unforgettable bad boys who will make you melt.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Charity Pineiro is a Jersey Girl who just wants to have more time to write, travel and spend time with her family and friends. Charity is the author of over 40 novels and novellas. www.charitypineiro.com

USA Today bestselling author Sophia Knightly writes sexy, feel-good contemporary romances that feature hot alpha heroes and strong, smart women. She is published with St. Martin’s Press, Kensington and Samhain Publishing. www.sophiaknightly.net

USA Today Bestselling author of over twenty-five hot books, Tawny Weber writes sassy, sexy romances. A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook. http://tawnyweber.com

Bestselling Romantic Suspense Author Nina Bruhns is the author of five novels for Berkley Sensation, and twenty novels for Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Nocturne. http://www.ninabruhns.com

Susan Hatler is an International Bestselling Author, who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. A natural optimist, she believes life is amazing, people are fascinating, and imagination is endless. http://www.susanhatler.com

Virna DePaul is a former criminal prosecutor and bestselling author of steamy, suspenseful fiction. Whether featuring vampires, a Para-Ops team, hot cops, or swoon-worthy identical twin brothers, her stories center around complex individuals willing to overcome incredible odds for love. She writes for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, HQN, and Random House, and is also a bestselling indie author. www.virnadepaul.com

Kristin Miller is a teacher turned bestselling romance author from Northern California. She is published with Entangled, Avon, and Harlequin in romantic suspense, paranormal, and contemporary. www.kristinmiller.net

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Tall, Dark & Alpha by Eve Langlais

Book Description
He makes your heart pound and melts your resistance away. He promises you a world of passion and you find it impossible to resist his dark charm. When he catches your eye across the room, you know he means business. He could be an executive, cop, shape shifter, or a bad boy looking for a little fun. Once he has you in his sights, you can’t get away–and after one sizzling night in his arms, you won’t want to. He’s Tall, Dark & Alpha. The alpha male is the ultimate indulgence…the richest dark chocolate…and we’re offering him to you in abundance.

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The Scent of Roses by Charlene Raddon

The-Scent-of-Roses-by-Charlene-Raddon-200Rosalyn Delaney tracks down her missing husband, only to learn he’s been murdered. His business partner, Whip Kincaid, is the suspected killer, but he has disappeared. Too broke to leave, Rosalyn stays at her husband’s home, Rose House, even after she starts receiving nightly visits from a charming “ghost”. Rosalyn has secrets and a darn good reason for not going back home. Whip Kincaid hoped to start over in Whiskey Ridge, Arizona by going into business with his partner, Josiah Bullock. Now, wanted for murder and hiding in his own home, Rose House, his only choice is to clear his name by finding the real killer. But how, with Rosalyn in the house and a posse stationed outside? He begins by trying to scare Rosalyn away, but she doesn’t frighten easily. Soon, he’s no longer sure he wants her to go, since she would take his heart with her

Targeted Audience: Adult

Author Bio:
Charlene Raddon began her fiction career in the third grade when she announced in Show & Tell that a baby sister she never had was killed by a black widow spider. She often penned stories featuring mistreated young girls whose mother accused of crimes her sister had actually committed. Her first serious attempt at writing fiction came in 1980 when she woke up from a vivid dream that compelled her to drag out a portable typewriter and begin writing. She’s been at it ever since. An early love for romance novels and the Wild West led her to choose the historical romance genre but she also writes contemporary romance. At present, she has five books published in paperback by Kensington Books (one under the pseudonym Rachel Summers), and four eBooks published by Tirgearr Publishing.
Charlene’s awards include: RWA Golden Heart Finalist, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award Nomination, Affair de Coeur Magazine Reader/Writer Poll for Best Historical of the Year. Her books have won or place in several contests.
Currently, Charlene is working on her next release.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Rose House is patterned after an old home I lived in where I always though there should be secret passageways. The Scent of Roses was the result of my imaginings of how these passageways could have been used.

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