Contemporary

  • The Deception by Marina Martindale

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    A string of misfortunes has left photographer Carrie Daniels penniless and desperate. When her former mentor, Louise Dickenson, steps forward to offer her a job as an art model for a private commission, Carrie has no choice but to accept. Things seem to be looking up when she meets Scott Andrews, however her friends soon realize that Scott isn’t who he appears to be, and Carrie’s luck goes from bad to worse when Louise’s photos of her fall into the wrong hands. Can Alex Montoya, a long-lost friend from her past, save her from ruin?

  • The Reunion by Marina Martindale

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    Gillian Matthews is becoming famous in the art world. All her hard work has finally paid off and her paintings are being sold in several prestigious art galleries. Gillian expected her opening night at a Denver gallery to go flawlessly, but her perfect evening was disrupted when a man from her past suddenly appeared. Her long lost true love. The one man she never forgot, never got over, and never expected to ever see again. Has he come to wish her well? Or is his motive less than pure?

  • Dream Lover by Té Russ

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    Liz and John have been best friends for years. They’ve never thought about taking things past their platonic relationship. John was previous left at the altar, and Liz has relationship issues of her own stemming all the way back from childhood.

    But at some point things begin to change for John. Once he embraces the feelings he is developing for Liz, he makes it his mission to make her see whether she realizes it or not she feels the same way.

  • Taking Chances by Té Russ

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    Copy editor Miranda Parker is surprised when the famous photographer Spencer Gray becomes the CEO of the company she works for after his uncle passes away. She’s always found his work amazing and inspiriting, especially since she desires to put her photographic skills to use. And he’s not bad to look at either.

    Grieving Spencer Gray is immediately attracted to Miranda, and she is a welcome distraction.

    After a few coincidental run-ins, he decides he would like to something more with her, but she has strict rule, no dating co-workers.

    But Spencer Gray is determined and with a little help from fate, he finally convinces her to spend some time with her.

    But can she keep her past in the past to prevent her from messing up a good thing with Spencer?

  • Public Attraction: The Complete Trilogy by Sophia Moore

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    Emma Turrell is just a small town girl with a loser boyfriend.

    That all changes when she meets one of the world’s biggest movie stars.

    But their relationship isn’t easy. Paul Thatcher will challenge everything about the way she sees the world, love, and sex.

    Desire can’t wait for privacy. Neither should you.

    This book is intended for mature audiences only, due to intense sexual scenes and graphic descriptions. Themes are for adults only.

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    Public Attraction is perfect for those who seek:

    Books like Fifty Shades of Grey or 50 Shades of Grey

    Books like Bared To You

    Books like Beautiful Disaster

    Books like Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared To You (yes, both!)

    Books Like This Man

    It’s a story of public sex, private love, and the place where the two meet.

    If you love E.L. James, Sylvia Day, Sylvain Reynard, or any of today’s top contemporary romance authors, you’re ready to meet Sophia Moore.

    It’s clear: Public Attraction is what to read after 50 Shades of Grey, what to read after Bared to You, and what to read when you’re ready for a steamy night in.

  • Little Trouble in Tall Tree by Michael Fertik @LTiTT

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    Beneath the peaceful exterior of the leafy town of Tall Tree, the brutal baby gangster underworld is simmering to a hard boil.  Squeezy the Cheeks, undisputed leader of the long ruling North Wood crew, is facing the toughest challenge of his career: his archnemesis Harry the Rash, who rules the Poopypants Gang with an iron rattle, is making a play for Squeezy’s territory.  Mama’s Boy, the freshest recruit into Squeezy’s mob of infant thugs, is unwittingly thrust into the middle of the massive heist Squeezy must pull off to keep himself and his crew in their seat of power. Everything is at stake for the North Wood Gang.  But can Mama’s Boy keep it together to make the score, or will the mysterious redhead he encounters at Story Time distract him at his most important hour? Join Mama’s Boy as he journeys into the dark underbelly of the baby hoodlum wars and is forced to change his worldview forever.

  • HUCKLEBERRY MILTON by Bradley J Milton @bradleyjmilton

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    HUCKLEBERRY MILTON is a brand new rewrite of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, set in a time warp between Haight-Ashbury in the Summer of Love and today, right here on the social-media Internet. It’s like Austin Powers meets The Office with a mix of 80s technology and today’s Internet. The experimental literary cut-up techniques, the pop culture references and and the psychedelic touches make it a book that can be read forwards and back, to and from anywhere. Now who’s got the remote for that 400-channel Russian satellite dish?

  • Infinity (Valkyries: Soaring Raven) by Sedona Venez @TLClarke_TLC

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    Infinity discovers a dark secret from her past that rocks everything she knows to be true.

    Infinity is a troubled 22-year-old superstar singer with the worst reputation for drugs and hard partying. Now, she is on the road to a comeback with her controversial tour. But everything about doing the concert feels wrong from missing employees, to anonymous threats to ruin her career. Things spiral further out of control as she wrestles control of her life and career from a relationship that crossed the fine line between love and obsession. She deals with a powerful corporation determined to kill her and everyone she loves.

    Infinity knows too much, with no way out.

    Now she must put her safety and trust in the hands of sexy, tattooed and delicious Torch Channing and Boulder Vigari, hired to keep her from getting killed. Boulder wants to make her his. He won’t stop until he claims her. Torch struggles with his primal need to possess her and his hatred of everything she represents.

    Infinity is determined to protect her heart while dealing with the pressure of pulling off another successful tour without spiraling into another mental meltdown.

    (Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 18+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – Paranormal Romance – New Adult Fiction)

  • Sunspots by Karen S. Bell @KarenSueBell

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    Sunspots follows the healing journey of a young woman thrown into the horror of losing a spouse. It is a story of loss and redemption and the ghosts that haunt our lives and our houses. A love story, a romance, and a mystery of sorts, Sunspots, is above all an exploration into the psyche and emotional arc of the MC and it follows no formula.

    Snapshot:

    “One can never be, and should never be, smug about life,” says Aurora Goldberg. An aspiring New York actress who has never realized her dreams, Aurora keeps herself afloat by doing odd temp jobs where her rich fantasy life helps her get through the day. Aurora sees the world through the lens of characters in literature and film and these fictionalizations are woven into her interpretation of reality. On one of her temp assignments she meets Jake Stein, a man who could “charm the skin off a snake” and she decides to follow her destiny as his wife in Austin, Texas. But Jake’s sudden death after two short years disintegrates her world and Aurora must reevaluate her life and let go of a love that has become an obsession.

    Sunspots takes the reader on a journey of high emotion as Aurora uncovers Jake’s secret life and her own internal conflicts as she matures to self-awareness. Narrated by Aurora, the novel’s tone vacillates from irreverent humor to solemnity as she relates her previous life with Jake and her present challenges. The title refers to the solar maximum which became the backdrop for Aurora’s conception when her hippy parents went to Canada to observe the Aurora Borealis. In name and in spirit, Aurora is connected to the observable and unobservable energy around us.

    With the help of friends, family, and the ghost of Viola Parker (her home’s original owner), Aurora accepts her fate and the secrets revealed about Jake’s true character. She realizes that in this life she will finally break the cycle of pain caused by her love for this man, Jake Stein, through the centuries.

    Embedded in the novel is the question of the afterlife and paranormal events abound. The incidents are left vague enough so the reader is not certain if they are external events witnessed by Aurora or exist only in her own mind. My approach to the extraordinary has always been with keen interest and skepticism. Just as we cannot see unaided that at the quantum level solid objects consist of vast spaces and swirling particles, so too, we define our human existence with only our limited five senses, three dimensional orientation, and our perceived space/time continuum. So then, what can one say with any certainty is reality?

  • Hannelore Takes Note by Margit Amundsen

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    Hannelore Riker is a grad student with a dry sense of humor, a pathetic dating life, and little patience for grade-grubbing undergrads. She does her best to keep from falling for a guy who always seems ready with a witty remark, and she learns to deal with eccentric professors who play by their own set of rules.

    Some reviews for Hannelore Takes Note:

    “[L]ike talking to a girlfriend…lovely in [parts], funny everywhere else.”

    “[I]t was compelling, the characters were imaginative.”

    “I really enjoyed this book and was laughing out loud at some of the antics…”

    “The author did a really great job of writing with a snarky wit…The characters were well developed…”