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  • Run Away, Lizzy by Elizabeth J. Sparrow

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    A prologue set in 1968 provides the context for the future sparking and sparring between the two protagonists. Ten-year-old E.J. (Elizabeth Jane) Hatton meets twenty-two-year old Texan heartthrob, Reilly Donner, during one of her father’s raucous Hollywood parties while swinging from a fourteen-foot ladder. E.J.’s hoping for a soft landing but instead, falls hard…for Riley.

    Fast forward to 1982. E.J. is emerging from a lengthy mourning period for her adored father. Though drowning in sorrow, she’s determined to prove to her Uncle Wade that’s she’s worthy of her promotion to associate producer for his latest project: a pilot for a prime time soap opera (think “Dallas”). When Reilly swaggers back into her life – as the director for the pilot – she refuses to swoon over her childhood crush and discovers that in real life, he’s “arrogant, patronizing and in love with the sound of his voice.” While she’s relieved that he seems to have no memory of their previous encounter, she’s furious when he dismisses her nickname as more suitable for a Dodgers’ third baseman and insists on calling her “Lizzy”.

    Reilly believes that Lizzy needs to be taken firmly in hand and kept on a short leash. Her strategy for resisting such constraints as well as her attraction to him leads to a pattern of avoiding, eluding and running away from him. He, in turn, is mystified, frustrated and eventually, smitten with her.

    Conflict arises when the soap’s leading lady, Evelyn Palmer, an old flame of Reilly’s, sees his budding infatuation as a threat to her plans for a rekindled romance. She’s also harboring a secret about Lizzy’s father that she plans to reveal at an opportune moment.

    Over the course of the twelve-week production, Reilly evolves into a more nurturing, patient man while Lizzy sheds some of her defenses and reconciles her feelings for him. They become lovers during the last two weeks of the shoot, over a tempestuous forty-eight hour period. Will it be enough to sustain and secure them in a happily ever after future?

  • Cathouse Photographer by Charles Frankhauser

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    In Paris, France prior to WWI, a cook in a brothel and a ballerina fall in love. They shack-up in an abandoned bus with members of the LGBT community. The group moves into an apartment where they develop a Glass Doorknob Peephole Camera that revolutionizes the French Postcard industry.

  • Buck Wild by Kinley Cole

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    Buck Dawson

    Five years ago, Dakota was so close to being mine. Until she left.

    Now she’s back, bringing with her every feeling I’ve harbored for her.

    But I couldn’t have her then, and I can’t have her now. Because, not only is she my best friend Jack’s little sister…

    She’s engaged to another man.

    Dakota Jenkins

    Seeing him again after five years brings every submerged emotion I feel for him and every sizzling thought crashing to the surface.

    Coming home after calling off my engagement is hard, but the moment I lay eyes on Buck, I know home isn’t just a place; it’s a feeling. And Buck is home to me. Always has been.

    He’s also completely off limits being my older brother’s best friend. Jack would kill us if he thought there was something going on again between Buck and me.

    But we never followed the rules back then, so why start now?

    Buck Wild is a 17,000 word, fast-paced, novella. It’s an over-the-top, small town, older brother’s best friend, second chance romance, packed with ooey-gooey goodness and a whole lotta heat. This story contains strong language and explicit mature content.

  • Charley’s Christmas Wolf by C.D. Gorri

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    Rafe Maccon is the Alpha of the Macconwood Pack, for now. His rule is being questioned by a rogue Wolf who wants him ousted for breaking an ancient law that states the Alpha must be mated!
    He must find a mate in order to keep his position. Seeing their Alpha in trouble, Rafe’s Wolf Guard take it upon themselves to find one for him.
    Charley Palmieri works a dead end job and lives alone with her cat until one night when her world is changed forever.
    Instant attraction sparks between them. Can Rafe convince Charley to be his before the meeting of Pack elders on Christmas Eve? Will she be his one true mate, for life?

  • One Night in Inverness by Charlotte Howard

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    In order to save their marriage, Des and Frankie decide to mix business with pleasure when they attend a literary festival in Inverness. But once they arrive, Frankie soon discovers Des’s long-kept secret, and has left her questioning whether she can ever trust him again. Des isn’t the only one with secrets, and Frankie wonders if it’s all worth the heartache. As the night wears on, they are both forced to face the truth about their marriage.

    Can Frankie accept the truth about Des?

    Can Des forgive Frankie’s past?

    Can one night in Inverness fix their marriage?

  • The Real Me by R.M. Duffy

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    In order to get out of the social funk she has been in her entire life, Dr. Lexi Monroe goes and does something completely out of character. On a whim, she signs up for a trip to Hawaii with a company called WanderLust, in hopes of stepping out of her comfort zone, and finally learning to have fun, even if it means pretending she’s someone else for a while.
    Officer A.J. Owens has had his fair share of undercover cases, but this new assignment has him breaking all the rules. Not only is he screwing up left and right, but he’s starting to fall for the sweet, shy woman who turns out to be his number one suspect. Can he get to the truth before he not only loses the case, but the woman he loves?

  • Barring Borders by Lauren Rice

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    The beautiful story of two people.

    Aiden Morrow is a reclusive, burly mans-man.

    Holly Davis is a country girl through and through.

    Aiden has a secret. He’s a werebear. He keeps his distance, because he suspects the small town will have a hard time understanding.

  • WHITE CHRISTMAS: A Christmas Fantasy Novella by Rebecca York

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    The snow is coming down so fast, Amelia Parsons doesn’t see the speeding car until it’s too late. One moment she’s crossing an ice-rutted street in St. Stephens, Maryland. In the next, she’s flying into the air, and the world goes black. She wakes, confused, in what appears to be Santa’s workshop during the holiday rush. If that’s not strange enough, a hunky FBI agent named Daniel is there, demanding to know why she’s involvedin a plot to ruin Christmas. Can she convince him she’s not the villain and then work with him to find the real saboteur?

  • Double Trouble by Ruby Dixon

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    In the world of motorcycle clubs, a snitch is a dead man. And the Bedlam Butchers have a snitch who’s intent on taking down one of the newest members of their club.

    Shy knows just who the snitch is, too–it’s her older brother. But she can’t do anything about it, because Shy’s got no one to protect her. If she tells what she knows, her brother’s going to sell her out to his new, dangerous buddies. If she keeps quiet, she’s still at risk from the Butchers. She needs someone at her back. Enforcers Muscle and Beast are the perfect solution… if she has the guts to make a play.

    Beast’s big hulking form and a face only a mother could love drives most women away. Muscle’s pretty as could be, but he’s got a nasty attitude and a brick wall around his heart. No one wants to get in their bed…which means they’re perfect for Shy’s needs. When the three get together, it’s obvious that these men need Shy just as much as she needs them. And now she wants to stay for entirely different reasons than just safety.

    But what’s going to happen when they find out Shy has been withholding information?

  • Bury the Lead by Reese Patton

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    Rich. Powerful. Sexy.

    Never a good combination found in any man – and Ian Stirling, publisher of the Daily Herald, possesses all of them and more.

    Merideth Gardner starts her first week at the Daily Herald as Ian’s fake girlfriend and the story of a lifetime falls into her lap.

    Five more days. She only has five more days with Ian, but instead of focusing on the prize at the end of the agreement, a brand new story steals her attention. A missing woman with ties to Ian and his friend. A mysterious foreign visitor. A young woman in danger. If Merideth worries about them, she doesn’t have to worry about her growing feelings for Ian.

    Will Merideth hide her feelings beneath a developing story? Or will she finally stop burying the lead and tell Ian everything?

    The Billion Dollar Headlines series delivers a short and sexy novella to your doorstep every two weeks. Perfect for when you want a hot story but don’t have a lot of time. ​Read Bury the Lead while it’s Hot!

  • Off the Record by Reese Patton

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    Rich. Powerful. Sexy.

    Never a good combination when found in a man – and Ian Stirling, publisher of the Daily Herald, possesses all of them in excess.

    Merideth Gardner leaves her interview at the Daily Herald ready to give up on her dream of working for a daily city paper when fate intervenes. All she has to do is help Ian convince his grandfather that he’s given up his philandering ways.

    Seven days. She only has to pretend she’s in love with Ian for seven days. And on the seventh day she’ll get her prize – a place on the features desk.

    It’s a simple business transaction. An exchange of services. But then the story changes and Merideth finds herself doing the one thing she knows she can’t do – she falls for Ian.

    Will Ian go on the record with his feelings for Merideth? Or is their relationship destined to be off the record?

    The Billion Dollar Headlines series delivers a short and sexy novella to your doorstep every two weeks. Perfect for when you want a hot story but don’t have a lot of time. Read Off the Record while it’s Hot!

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  • Filthy Richard by Lana Xavier

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    I needed money. Fast. Freshly fired from my crappy job and up to my eyeballs in debt, I decided to temporarily drown my sorrows with liquor. That’s when I met him. In my crappy neighborhood bar, Richard offered to help solve all my money problems. All he wanted from me in return for his generous offer… was total submission. I couldn’t help but to fall for him, but our relationship is put to the test when a secret Richard’s been hiding is finally revealed.

  • Furever Us by Iris Balfour

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    Bear shifter Terrence Dougal failed to stop the abduction of curvy Yvette Conway. Now he has to get her back.

    The hardest part of rescuing Yvette will be resisting her seductive curves and lush lips. Because no matter how much his bear wants her, Terrence can’t let himself forget she’s human. And humans can never be trusted.

    But Yvette didn’t get the memo. All she knows is she felt an instant connection to her sexy brooding hero. Her heart says they belong together, and she hasn’t learned yet that sometimes hearts lie.

    A steamy BBW BWWM romance for readers 18+, Furever Us is the third novella in the Furever Shifters series. Book 1 is free.

  • Lucifer’s Lunatic by Destiny Blaine and Marc Alice

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    Only one man can keep him sane and his sole purpose is to drive him crazy.

    With a name like Manson, it was no great surprise when Manson Angola ended up in the pen. Some believed he’d been doomed for such a fate since birth. Others thought he was guilty as charged and still others believed he just downright deserved what he had coming to him.

    What he had coming was shackles and chains, solitary confinement, and numerous attempts to make his life a living hell. Until one day, in walked a man who could’ve been the devil’s child, but in fact, had a more befitting name—Lucifer.

    Dolled up in deception and as pretty as any man had a right to be, Lucifer—or Luke for short—stood about six-foot-two and weighed around two hundred and twenty-two pounds to be exact and he was as real to Manson as the guards who made a habit out of throwing him to the real wolves—the fellows who seemed to have a thing for a young fellow serving back-to-back life sentences for murders he didn’t commit.

    Most men should’ve been afraid of someone like Manson. Then again, most men in the maximum security prison knew why he’d been sentenced.

    He belonged to Lucifer. And the other prisoners were just doing their jobs by breaking him in.

  • Wake Up Forever by Mandi Moane

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    Billionaire Tony Stone hires recent graduate Camella Green, a Registered Nurse, to help with his sick trophy wife Brittney. Her life changes dramatically after taking the job.

    As time passes, black and beautiful Camella is able to start to see the truth about the powerful, white billionaire.

    Tony never really loved his wife, but he’s still a decent man.

    Then tragedy strikes.

    Will power and wealth drown out any chance for an interracial romance or will true love win out in the end?