coming of age

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  • Courting Mrs. McCarthy by Ian Thomas Malone

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    Nathan is terrible at relationships…

    Just ask his absent father, his controlling aunt and uncle…or his ex-girlfriend, Sarah. All he wants is to spend the summer before his senior year relaxing in the sun without any conflict or drama. But when he lays eyes on the beautiful, married mother of three at the opening of a yacht club, all bets are off. 

    Jacqueline McCarthy’s life is nothing but a façade…

    Her husband is a disgraced former athlete who prefers to have his ego stroked by other women. Jackie fills her empty days with yacht club events with other bored, wealthy housewives she can’t stand, and she’d give anything to truly connect with someone.

    When she meets Nathan and asks him to watch her children, she is captivated by the handsome, charismatic young man with a swimmer’s body. 

    Jacqueline’s attraction to Nathan doesn’t go unnoticed and one particular vindictive gossip is determined to expose what she considers an unsavory secret. 

    Her campaign of rumors and innuendo—and eventually physical evidence—draws the attention of friends and strangers alike, and threatens to bring their world crashing down. 

    However, sometimes those who are quickest to judge

    are the last ones who should be throwing stones…

  • Flesh & Bone by Lee Strauss

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    ROMANCE. REGRET. HOT EUROPEAN ROCK STAR.

    Singer-songwriter Eva Baumann has a celebrity crush on Sebastian Weiss. He’s perfect to love because there is no way they could ever be a thing. She’s a nobody. He’s a heart throb. Hiding an infatuation is easy for her because, since her accident, hiding is what she does best.

    Sebastian Weiss’s band climbed the charts, seemingly overnight, and he’s finally living the dream. All he has to do is write enough songs to produce a second album. The bad news is he hasn’t written a new song in over a year.

    Sebastian stumbles into the Blue Note Pub in time to hear Eva Baumann perform a hauntingly beautiful song. Could this girl be the answer to defeating his writer’s block?

    Eva and Sebastian begin a complicated writing relationship that leads to more. But Sebastian has a secret that will devastate them both.

  • Sun & Moon by Lee Strauss

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    ROMANCE. MYSTERY. MUSIC.

    EXOTIC EUROPEAN CITY. HOT EURO/AMERICAN GUY.

    She has a past. He has a secret.

    Katja Stoltz is a risk-taking singer-songwriter, hoping to make it in the indie music scene in Dresden, Germany. Micah Sturm’s a brooding uptown banker on a quest.

    Driven to the streets, Katja is picked up by Micah – but he doesn’t want what she thinks he does.

    There’s an undeniable attraction between them, a gravitational pull they both struggle to resist. Katja knows she mustn’t fall in love with this handsome enigma. There’s something dark lurking beneath the surface. He could be dangerous.

    And even if her life isn’t on the line, her heart most definitely is.

  • Cara’s Twelve by Chantel Seabrook

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    Raised in the backwater province of Crowthorne, Cara finds her fate bound to a system she despises and a goddess she no longer believes in. When it becomes clear that the heir to the Elbian throne has found disfavor in the eyes of the goddess Annul, Cara is ordained by blood and required by law to take her cousin’s place as heir apparent.

    One man from each of the twelve provinces are chosen by the royal council to pledge their lives and swords as champions and consorts of the future queen. From these men, Cara must choose the future king of Elbia. Before she is able to take her place on the throne, Cara and her Twelve must visit each province and perform a sacred ceremony, one that will make Cara question everything she thought was real.

    Cara soon realizes that not all of the men who swore to protect her are what they seem, and there are those who would use her as a tool to gain power.

  • Cade: Fire And Ice by Jessica Lake and Alana Hart

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    Cade: No one can do what I can do with a puck, a stick and some good ice. Destined for NHL stardom and known for my finesse both on and off the ice, I’ve had my eyes on the prize since I was five years old. Nothing is going to get in my way. At least that’s how it was supposed to be, until I met Ellie Hesketh and the feeling of her body next to mine brought out my fiercely protective side and made me question everything I thought I knew.

    Ellie: I’m that girl. The one from the wrong side of the tracks in a small town where appearances are everything. Not that I’ve got time for what anybody else thinks of me. I’ve got three little brothers who need raising and there’s no one to do it but me. Until Cade walks into my life and starts to make me feel like maybe, just maybe, my life wasn’t meant to be nothing more than a lonely struggle against hardship. The only problem is, he’s only in town for a few short months and we both know that when he leaves, I can’t go with him…

    We’re from different worlds. We both knew our paths were destined to deviate. But the sweet, perfect heat of being together blossomed into something more than either of us could handle and now I have a secret. A dimpled, blue-eyed secret who’s the spitting image of his daddy. Cade lives in the big city now. A life of money, fame and adoring fans. So why is the media filled with stories about his reckless, self-destructive behavior? And what am I supposed to do when, during a live interview, he confesses to a secret of his own?

    Love broke us. Can it put us back together again?

    This is a full-length 58k standalone romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhanger! It includes steamy, adult situations and is intended for a mature audience over 18.

  • Messed Up and Magic by Holly Stone

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    Friday nights are about fish and chips, not finding sexy boys on your doorstep, particularly when the boy in question seems so lost.

    Jack’s been Amy’s customer for years so they’re not exactly strangers, but he’s stunned when he finds himself homeless and she offers him a place to stay.

    Amy’s desperate for change. Fed up with fulfilling her father’s expectations, she’s struggling to see a way out without letting him down. Suddenly faced with more issues than she can cope with, Amy turns to Jack for comfort. But as they get closer, and Jack’s troubles get deeper, he’s reluctant to make promises he can’t keep.

    One lonely boy, trying to do the right thing.

    One girl used to pushing her dreams aside.

    Two hearts struggling with life and love.

    Things are about to get all kinds of MESSED UP and MAGIC.

  • The Butterfly & The Snail by Mary Sullivan Esseff

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    A tenor’s voice, passionate and pure, draws shy Rebecca Butler into the Studentenheim’s crowded social room. Finished singing, Khalil Khoury notices her sitting alone, joins her, then notices no one else. Georgetown University’s 1964 summer program opens; Salzburg’s magic begins.

    The Butterfly & The Snail interweaves several heartfelt encounters, creating a fabric of love and intimacy that transforms their lives forever. On one outing, Rebecca loses her footing and tumbles down Untersberg Mountain. Khalil risks his life-and almost loses it-to save Rebecca from falling off the peak. Two days later, Rebecca discovers a newborn butterfly and then spies a snail picking its way up the path. These creatures come to symbolize this couple’s extraordinary relationship. Relaxing on Gaisberg’s hillside, Rebecca reveals the turmoil she’s had to overcome to gain inner peace. Yet, she confesses, her heart’s desire-love-has eluded her. When Khalil reacts with sympathy and compassion, she desires that powerful, mystical love radiating from within him. She asks, “How can I love like you?” His answer binds them together forever.

    Six weeks later, the program ends. As Rebecca says good-bye, Khalil hands her an envelope: “Not to be opened until out of Salzburg.” Is this his auf Wiedersehen or the beginning of a deeper relationship? Discover if their magic continues beyond Salzburg.

  • Ted Saves the World by Bryan Cohen

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    Ted Finley was your typical, wise-cracking teenager…until an otherworldly force gave him abilities beyond his wildest dreams. Sixteen-year-old Erica LaPlante was six-feet-under when a blast of blue light brought her body back to life. When their school comes under attack, Ted and Erica must use everything at their disposal to save their friends, the town and… well, the world.

  • The Other Brother Part 1: Forbidden by Lauren Hawkeye and Tawny Stokes

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    From two New York Times bestselling authors comes a stunning tale of betrayal and blood…

    Simple. The consummate good girl, this is the word I used to describe my life… until my stepbrother Seth came to live with us. Until that point, I’d been a very good girl… but my older, emotionally blocked stepbrother made me want to do very bad things.

    With him.

    In the course of one night everything changed, and my simple world was torn to shreds. I wanted to hate him. I did hate him. Mostly.

    But now he’s back. And nothing will ever be simple again.

    The Other Brother is a novel told in three parts. This is part one of three.

    **Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+**

  • Lessons in Love by Clarissa Carlyle

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    The Lessons in Love series follows the story of high school cheerleader Alex Heron. She’s pretty, blonde and popular. Alex

    seems to have it all, but she’s hiding a dark secret from her past that threatens to destroy her future. Only the handsome

    new math teacher, Mark Simmons, can see past Alex’s façade to the real girl hiding inside. He wants to help Alex overcome

    her past, but will their developing feelings for each other get in the way?

  • Jade Wallace by Soma Stanford

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    Jade, a twenty-five year old woman living in Montreal, is frustrated with her mediocre job and heterosexual love life. She needs a change. Enter Rachel, a dynamic power lesbian who introduces Jade to the world of drugs, luxury and gay sex. When their relationship ends in chaos, Jade flees Montreal to live in San Francisco. In her emotional state, Jade’s road trip across the USA includes a series of intimate encounters and spiritual awakenings. As Jade builds a life in her new city, she falls in love with a 'type-A' plastic surgeon, Dr. Mae Wong. This lesbian erotica novel is a story of wild exploration, heart-breaking loss and steamy sex. A story of soul searching across Montreal, Mexico, California and Hawaii. This is the story of Jade Wallace.

  • The Chrysalis by Bindu Adai

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    Like a richly woven bridal sari, The Chrysalis unfolds with vivid colorfulness, intricate details, and unexpected delight, along with plenty of wrinkles and creases. As Sarai traverses the fine line between honoring her Indian heritage and being true to her own Western mindset, her story unveils the kaleidoscope of human emotion from ecstasy to heartbreak to triumph, along with every nuance in between.

    The Chrysalis will quickly weave a cocoon around readers, taking them on a magical carpet ride from the US to the tropical villages of Kerala, India to the romantic canals of Venice and back. But what begins with a story of a young Indian girl facing the pressures of an arranged marriage quickly crescendos into a complex and layered story about family, love, friendship, and ultimately, about life itself—a realization that Life is truly a journey… and that it is often the dead-ends and unexpected detours we experience in Life that lead us to our ultimate destination… and to our most powerful, life-transforming Truths.

  • My First Double Penetration by Tia Rain

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    I was around 19 when it happened. My sex friend, named Zack (the boy; man I gave my virginity to as well as did many other things with) called me up and asked if I wanted to come over for a group party. A party I knew would eventually lead to an out flesh fest. A party I was more than wanting to go to as long as I could have my “friend” Zack and his younger brother as my play toys for the night…

  • Before He Was Famous by Becky Wicks

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    From International Bestselling HarperCollins Author, Becky Wicks, comes a new adult romance that will leave you starstruck.

    ***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and mature situations. Not intended for young adult readers.***

    One guy, one girl.One in the spotlight.One in the shadows.Falling in love with your best friend isn’t always a great idea, especially when he’s Noah Lockton – the sexiest, most famous new talent on the planet. When photographer Chloe Campbell is offered the chance of a lifetime – to join her celebrity childhood friend Noah on tour as an exclusive blogger – she’s certain both have put what happened four years ago behind them. But his eyes still burn; his voice is still a jackhammer to her heartstrings; all his songs are about her. Is it possible that that night still haunts them both?The music industry is a machine, spinning hype and rumors as much as his records. It’s not just Noah’s girlfriends who’ve got it in for Chloe (there’s no stopping the Twitter-obsessed, cat-loving pop-star Courtney Lentini for starters). Pretty soon, the jealousy and media frenzy surrounding these so-called-friends takes a life-changing turn and it seems making love means making enemies at every turn. When tragedy threatens to pull the final curtain on their relationship, both Chloe and Noah must make a choice. As much as this world leaves them starstruck, is living their dream really worth living without each other?


  • Flither Lass by Graham Higson

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    The First World War has been waging for six months, and in a small English coastal fishing village, 16-year-old Amy Trott is ignored and derided by most of the villagers. She is devastated when her father, a fisherman, is lost at sea. In her denial of events she searches the shore, convinced that he will return, but instead of her father she finds an injured refugee, on who she focuses all of her attentions. The trouble is, he is German …