When middle age hits – it hits hard. Marriages fall apart, children leave for college, and jobs disappear. The six women of NOVEL WOMEN stand at this crossroad in their lives when their beloved book club goes on hiatus for the summer.
Through their summer of confusion and rediscovery, heartache and loss, these NOVEL WOMEN manage to grow closer by the ever-enduring power of love and friendship. And along the way they have the best sex of their lives.
A girl. A monk. An unthinkable sacrifice.
When the choice is between love and life, how can anyone decide?
Brother Prospero has found comfort and fulfilment in the monastery. But now to follow his heart, he’ll have to face his demons again, outside the security of the monastery. Is it worth the risk? Can he beat them this time? Or will they finally destroy him?
All Leonie wants is to learn how to manage her unusual abilities so that she is not a danger to those around her. When she comes into contact with Prospero everything threatens to spiral out of her control. Whether she leaves or whether she stays, how can she possibly avoid destroying those she has come to care about?
Abbot Gabriel is faced with an impossible choice. He can do nothing and watch the world descend into war. Or he can manipulate events and ensure peace – at the cost of two lives that he is responsible for. Is he strong enough to sacrifice those he loves?
Euphemia Fortescue ran away from an arranged marriage ten years ago, and since, she has suffered the whims and trials of false friends and twisted lords. But since becoming a housemaid for Harcourt Sinclair, she has found some semblance of peace and purpose.
Harcourt Sinclair has been planning his revenge for twenty years against those peers of society who took everything from him. But his single-mindedness will cost him, unless he can learn to trust his least expected saviour…
Both live in the shadows, and know all too well the cruelty of those in power. The darkness in their hearts means they can never love – doesn’t it?
A tale of redemption, adventure, secrets, desire, and love in Regency London.
An arrogant stranger with a mysterious past. An innocent girl desperate to heal her broken family. Thrown together by fate, they find themselves fighting a harsh Alaskan winter. Will they ignore their blistering sexual chemistry or will they give in under the skies of an Alaska Night?
Jules Harper knows that no one comes to Bright Bay in the middle of winter. But one January morning, Night Calloway proves her wrong, riding into the wild woods, ready to break hearts with his chiseled body and grass green eyes. He’s there to make fast money and get away from the dark past that’s been chasing him in the lower 48. If he warms the bed of every pretty girl in town while he does it, all the better. He’s scored logging work with the help of the town’s golden boy and he plans on sweating hard, pocketing the cash and moving on.
Then he sees her.
A sweet-faced local girl raising her little sister, begging her alcoholic father to pick life over death, forced to grow up before her time—the first real emotion Night has felt in years is to protect Jules. But she’s heard the rumors. He’s in town to steal the jobs, and the women. Yet somehow, as soon as he locks his tattooed arms around her, she’s ready to stay in them forever. She doesn’t care that she has no idea who he was before he roared into Alaska.
Just as she falls hard, her world is consumed with dangerous accusations, breathless calls and nightly disappearances. Jules wants to jump to Night’s defense, but when he’s accused of terrible crimes, she doesn’t know if Bright Bay is plotting to bring an outsider down or if she’s really in bed with the enemy. Tangled in a web of lust and law-breaking, Jules knows what her real fear is: When winter ends, will Night disappear with it?
They were each other’s biggest mistakes. Hers, for letting him in, and his, for letting her go.
Seven years after what was supposed to be the best night of Victoria’s life, she is finally ready to return home and face the memories that she spent so long running away from. She is certain she has moved on, but the minute she sees Gabe Matthews, all of the feelings she repressed come right back up to the surface. Gabe says he’s changed, but can she ever truly trust the man who shattered her heart all those years ago?
Gabe Matthews was not a good man, but he had spent the last three years doing everything he could to redeem himself. When the only girl he ever truly cared for walks back into his life, he is faced with the ultimate test: do the right thing and let her go, like he tried to do so many years ago, or be selfish and make her his. He wants to be the good guy, but sometimes, chemistry just can’t be controlled, and Gabe will be damned if he lets Victoria walk out of his life a second time.
Willow Haven’s content. Okay, that’s a lie, but she has been trying her damndest. Trouble is, it never sticks. Second oldest in a family her town was named after, she’s always felt the pressure. From the townspeople, from her sisters, but most of all from her daddy—the original Good Old Boy and Havenbrook’s reigning mayor. The only time she didn’t feel that stress had been those blissful months spent in the arms of the resident bad boy. The same one who broke her heart beyond repair when he left without a word.
Life hasn’t come easy for Finn Thomas. He’s had to claw and fight for everything he’s ever had—and truth be told, it hasn’t been much. He spent the first eighteen years of his life living so far from the wrong side of the tracks, he couldn’t even see them through his trailer window. The only thing that ever came easy for him and made his sorry ass happy was the one girl he loved with all his heart. And the one thing he had no choice but to leave behind.
When an opportunity arises to return to his tiny, southern hometown and open the first bar in a formerly dry county, he jumps at the chance. That won’t win him points with the mayor, who’s hell bent on making Finn’s life a nightmare for sullying his namesake. But too bad for Mayor Haven, Finn’s got his sights set on more than just the town, and this time he won’t be scared off quite so easily.
A year after being left at the altar, headstrong E.R Nurse, Lana McKenzie is finally piecing her life back together. Tired of seeing her ex and his new girlfriend at every turn, she longs for blissful solitude and can’t wait to enjoy a peaceful vacation alone in the mountains. However, her plans go awry when a rude stranger literally crashes into her life and mind.
Handsome and wealthy bad-boy, Kayden Capshaw is struggling with the death of his brother, while also trying to escape the claws of his controlling mother. In his grief, he wants to lay low and avoid the fallout from his last run-in with the law, but that becomes impossible when he finds himself snowed in with the distracting Lana.
Despite their friction, the ice between them thaws every minute they spend together, and they find that they have more in common than realized. Will the fiery passion they crave in each other burn bright, or will outside forces put out the flames?
I have a sickness. I just lost my last family member.
So this is what rock bottom feels like.
It’s time to do something drastic. I didn’t want to. She made me.
Shame is all I feel until this beautiful yet flawed stranger walks into my life…
People know me as charismatic playboy billionaire.
Truth be told, I’m a mess.
Erin is nothing like the other girls. I thought this was a punishment. She looks at me and I melt. I feel this desperation to get to know her. She has a secret and I want to know.
Is this too good to be real? I don’t know. I want her.
A wannabe journalist. An untapped local scandal. An entire future on the line.
Molly Marshall is happily married, incredibly rich, and up for a Pulitzer . . . in her dreams. Her reality is a different story. No one wants to pay her to write, and her student loans won’t let her work for free. Her job in a taco truck with her psycho roommate is the only escape she has from her lackluster fiancé, Gavin.
But when a scandal she failed to cover as a student surfaces again, Molly can’t resist the chance to put her name on the map. There’s just one problem: selling the story means hurting the people she cares about the most. With a dear friend’s trust and Gavin’s love at stake, Molly must make a choice. What will it be, her ambition or her heart?
The Marshall Plan is a coming of age tale that features romance, intrigue, and just the right amount of family drama. Author Olivia Folmar Ard is a huge fan of Gossip Girl, and that shines through in this second book of The Bennett Series. Download today to embark on the thrilling journey!
A good girl. A hunky professor. A jealous ex. What could possibly go wrong?
Hattie Greene was the typical quiet, nerdy good girl at HKCU…until she wasn’t. After a lapse in judgment and one vulnerable night spent with Samson Campbell, Ph.D., she’s gone from being teacher’s pet to professor’s mistress.
Caught between her feelings for Samson and the whispers of her conscience, Hattie moves through each day terrified that her mistake will cost her everything, and things aren’t looking good. Claire, her nosy roommate, has a built-in scandal detector, and her vindictive ex Cameron would love to bring her down. With her entire future on the line, Hattie must find a way to come out on the other side.
The Partition of Africa is a coming of age tale that features romance, intrigue, and just the right amount of drama. Author Olivia Folmar Ard is a huge fan of Gossip Girl, and that shines through in the first book of The Bennett Series. Download to embark on the thrilling, emotional journey today!
Following orders could secure his future … and destroy his happiness.
A notorious man …
Francisco is next in line to take over as Mafia kingpin. His father wants him to settle down, but Francisco has never met a woman who made him want more than a one-night stand.
Until the night of the masquerade party at Club Ecstasy — when a masked woman entrances him with her warmth, kindness, and innate sensuality.
A dedicated woman …
Sarah is a hard-working nurse by day and a caregiver for her aunt at night. When she goes out for a rare evening of fun, she gets a lot more than she bargained for.
The irresistibly sexy man she meets at Club Ecstasy almost seduces her right there in the nightclub. She never learns his name, or sees his face … but she can’t stop thinking about him.
A fateful encounter …
The next time they meet, it’s because Sarah has become the unwitting target of a mob operation. For Francisco, family comes first. Can he find a way to satisfy his desire as well as his honor … or will his loyalty cost him the only woman he’s ever wanted?
New York’s top earning city trader, Bain Power, receives a special present in his annual bonus this year – access to exclusive members only bar ‘Kings’, where color coded rooms provide each of their exclusive guests with tailor made fantasies.
Violet, a struggling au pair for a rich family, finds herself unexpectedly taken along for the ride, when their paths cross on Christmas Eve, and Bain can’t resist her.
When they enter the red room together, what secrets will they find inside?
This standalone novella explores dark themes and is not for readers of a sensitive disposition.
For a short time only, this edition comes with two free standalone novellas, Bub and Shadow.
A violent rape and a double homicide bring Ethan and Jo together. Can they support each other through difficult times, heal their scars and move on, or will Ethan’s desperate need for revenge ruin any chance they might have of happiness?
In the shadows of a broken life, can two people heal each other and find love, or will the darkness at the edge of their existence consume them completely?
This standalone novella explores themes of rape, murder, suicide, violence, revenge and love. It is not for anyone with a sensitive disposition, easily affected by those issues.
I’m cursed. There’s no cure for what ails me. I’m part man, part draugar; a Viking warrior shifter who protects the dead. I’m a selfish bastard, numb to the world around me, surviving only to avenge my wife and mother’s murder. One emotion —anger—keeps me alive. At least, it did until I met TJ Knight and my icy heart began to beat once more.
I was all wrong for her yet I craved her in ways I never imagined. So making a deal with her to save that cute ass from a death mark probably wasn’t the smartest thing I’d ever done. If I could manage to keep my hands off her, I might just stay in one piece.
The other thing? It turns out we have a mutual enemy. If we can work together, we might be able to find and destroy him. Trouble is, now it seems I have to kill TJ to give her a chance at living. Killing was my favourite thing but bringing her back to life? Now that might prove a problem…
Sometimes to get the measure of your life you just need a break from being yourself.
A family man struggling in his pursuit of a work/life balance embarks on yet another trip at the whims of his tyrannical bitch of a boss. But on this trip he is a world apart from his usual self. Suddenly confident, capable and unafraid of his manager, reclaiming his life becomes less about corporate advancement and satisfying his ego than outright revenge on his boss. With nothing but success in his wake and seemingly limitless potential at his disposal, being coerced to work with his nemesis in a remote corner of the world provides the opportunity for not just a confrontation, but a final solution to what he sees as the bane of his life. Succeed or fail, either way this trip will be the making of him or the end of him.
Sometimes to get the measure of your life you just need a break from being yourself… because nothing lasts forever.