Romance

Brandon thinks he’s won at life when he hooks a guy so gorgeous he parts crowds walking down the street. But he and Cal will have to overcome a jealous BFF, Romanian mobsters, hermit widowers, and a dictatorship on the brink of revolution. Their dream wedding in the Greek isles turns to madcap odyssey in this modern, gay salute to Chariton’s Callirhoe, the oldest extant romance novel in the world.


The year is 2122, and Zira is a skilled but inexperienced assassin working for the authoritarian PEACE Project. When misinformation causes her assignment to backfire, Zira must decide whether to believe everything the Project has told her or open her eyes to the new reality in front of her.


Mixing fantasy, humour, and romance, The Watcher of the Night Sky begins the tale of one girl’s quest to rid herself of a curse that was definitely far more than she wished for.


Megan Travels to regency era by accident. Everything might have rum smoothly had she not a tattoo on her back. Now, most of the people thinks she is some sort of demon. Feeling alone and scared, Tristian give her shelter and so begins their story. In the beginning Megan could hardly tolerate his sarcastic remarks but as time passes, she starts to see him in a new light


A rookie reporter uncovers a vigilante plot against the diet industry, which may or may not be masterminded by her publisher/lover.


An out of this world love that faces destruction before it’s begun.


When army veteran Andrea King begins paying escort Michelle Adams for weekly visits neither of them thinks that it is anything more than sex. But the more time they spend together the more they realize just how alike the two of them are.


Bollywood Invasion is a unique fantasy novel about a modern-day American boy wakes up in 1958 India as the reincarnation of John Lennon. It blends Indian cultural experience, time-travel and the legendary songs from the Beatles and gives readers a whole new reading experience.


Trash artist Seth Carmen has lost everyone he’s loved and even some he didn’t, and now he’s better off alone. But then feisty blogger PJ Hensley enters his world with her own tormented past and he’s not sure who’ll be left more broken…. him or her.


Tyler Armstrong and Amanda Jarvis have been best friends for ten years. But as high school graduation nears, this perfect friendship will meet obstacles that they never imagined. Will Tyler’s Navy SEAL career and Amanda’s controlling aunt destroy their friendship and keep them from discovering the hidden love they share?


To save her mother’s life, a gifted teen follows her new boyfriend into a dystopian Faery realm, only to learn she’s the dark-magic Princess destined to destroy their world, and he’s the Elven Prince destined to destroy her.


Renee’s no ordinary princess. She more skilled with a sword than most men, and when tragedy strikes, she uses her skills to join a pirate crew. But can she continue fighting justice on the sea, or will she rise to be the leader her people need?


Holland finds herself immersed in a game of life or death in ancient Greece. To win her freedom, she teams up with Doran, who is on the eve of his forced wedding. They must decipher the challenge set forth by Loki and resist the raging passion that burns between them.


Melody Delgado
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When Prince Valdemar befriends Anika, a common farmer’s daughter, it enrages the powerful Paxel clan who had the kingship taken from them years before and think he should marry one of them.


While hunting an occult serial killer in Portugal, Talia must expose her family’s dark secrets to save the ones she loves.


Half-human Alekzander Brede is a law unto himself…or so he thinks. Elektra Tate, the street orphan who loves him has other ideas.


Jeff Dawson
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This is a true story; love and heartache in high school, the feelings of anger, curiosity through the years, and finally a reuniting. Join Debbie and I, as we reconcile the pain and hurt from the past and embark on the love we both so desperately sought through the years.


The Summer of Annah: A Labor of Love continues the journey of Annah-Belle Henderson, a woman determined to find a way back to the people she loves and the woman she was always destined to become. Share her pain, and joy, as she pieces together her fragmented memories.


Laure L’Amour
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Sexy tourism from Canada’s fetish capital, featuring the lovely Francesca “Frankie” Parker as your fixer and tour guide. Ready for a little action?


Sparks fly when recent widow Henrietta discovers her childhood nemesis Collan has been sent by her relatives to watch over her after she buys a cabin in rugged frontier Colorado.


Sparks fly when recent widow Henrietta discovers her childhood nemesis Collan has been sent by her relatives to watch over her after she buys a cabin in rugged frontier Colorado.


Scheduled for Review on September 17, 2018

A mild mannered historian, a ruthless power hungry witch and an old man with a remarkable secret. When their lives intersect the results are deadly. The Guardian: A tale of love, revenge and magic.


Sparks fly when a recent widow, Henrietta, discovers her childhood nemesis, Collan, has been sent by her relatives to watch over her after she buys a cabin in rugged frontier Colorado.


Can Julie return to the spotlight and reclaim her former glory? Or will her vengeful ex cast-mate, greedy ex-husband and old flame start to mess with her life again?


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A story about first love, lost love, new love. When his high school sweetheart dies, Brandon isn’t sure he wants to let anyone that close again – especially with an innocent child to consider, too. Can he find room in his wounded heart for Brittney and take another chance on love?


Sixteen-year-old Avery Flynn is determined to reclaim her almost-boyfriend from the Fae, with the help of the creature who stole his body in the first place.

The book is recommended for fans of young adult fantasy series.

Review by Crow’s Rest

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Enter the hilarious world of Murphy Drummer, where the impossible becomes the inevitable and the inevitable inescapably hysterical. When America calls upon Murphy to employ his unique, hobby-honed talents in a matter of national security, it’s a request his country soon regrets. A riotous comedy of mayhem and miracles.


Scheduled for Review on November 5, 2018

Lady Changeling – to defeat a monster from her past, she must completely destroy the man she loves. A mix of high fantasy and gothic romance with a touch of Lovecraftian horror.


Good Girl Mia feels guilty and invisible until soulful musician, Derek Waters, enters her life and puts her shattered heart back together in this novel about forgiveness, love, & healing.


Zombies have overrun Ireland. Justin gets a phone call from Camille, the girl he’s always loved. She begs him to come save her, blinded by his feelings Justin does. Putting now only his own life in danger, but that of his family and friends too…


Coming home should have been easy for this marine, but secrets he thought were buried surface, and love becomes a dangerous game.


When a young man breaks a pact with the Spirit, he unleashes a wrath on a small town where women are compelled to destroy the men.


Infected by a DNA-altering virus, Derek and Alessandra develop strange and unnerving superpowers that challenge everything they thought they knew about the world. As they fall in love, they battle ruthless criminal mobs bent on harvesting the virus from their brains and intelligence agencies that try to enslave them.


How can the person Jenny loves most in the world suddenly become someone she doesn’t recognize? As Adam drifts farther and farther away into the Snow Queen’s mysterious world of ice and snow, Jenny believes she must fight to bring him back or risk losing him forever.


An old Beatles badge accidentally sends Charlie Lowe and her 19th century companion Shaun Deeley back to Swinging London in 1965. Nothing could prepare them for a wild Carnaby Street adventure featuring a boutique with a double life, an exclusive all-night party and some very dangerous spies!


Mystery, danger, romance, and some time travel thrown in–The Time Tourists is a rollicking story featuring a delightful young female protagonist and a great cast of colorful characters.


One brother goes missing in action in Afghanistan, the other falls in love with an Afghan girl in England.


Dwayne Aspaas
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Her Heart’s Love Story … is a beautifully illustrated love story between a woman and her heart. Using minimal words author Dwayne Aspaas weaves the most important relationships in a woman’s life together through a set of emotional memories.


Butch never thought the sword his grandfather brought home from World War II would send him on a world-spanning adventure, caught in a battle between ninja and samurai…


Two girls learn about life and love as they push against the restrictive social norms of 1950s America.


Belle didn’t mean to blurt out that Tristan was her boyfriend. There goes her stress-free vacation.


Imogen Oliver has a unique ability, she can time-travel through photographs. Step into time as she investigates a teenage girl who disappeared to 1967 San Francisco, then journeys to 1912 to locate a set of missing stereoscopic glass plates that hold a curious connection to her own life.


Attracted to the exotic mystery of Warlord Era China? Relish forbidden love in the midst of revolution? Adore political intrigue and heroes/heroines overcoming impossible odds to survive only to be betrayed by someone close and trusted? Then you’ll love The Dragon Of Hidden Treasures, Book 1!

Those who read romantic stories full of adventure and intrigue will enjoy this story. The reader is immediately pulled in from the very first page. Excellent writing, with attention to details, that makes the characters and setting leap off the page. The characters are vivid and unique and the story feels original also. The story is also full of twists, turns and betrayals.
 
There were a few spots that could have used a few editing brush strokes to make the women more believable in their actions at the beginning. At times, Kathryn and her mother figure, or Amah, seemed a bit too accommodating, even for the times, and perhaps could have  protested the actions of the male figures more. But this did serve to show the reality of the times and location, where women had little say in anything, including their own lives. At other times, the pace was so fast, the main characters had to solve problem after problem.

Fans of fast-paced romantic suspense, adventure stories, war dramas and the works of Amy Tan will enjoy this novel. There are disturbing images as well as scenes of graphic violence. This is also book 1 in a series, so the ending is not resolved.

Review by Melody Delgado

Three heiresses…three novels like no other. An unforgettable, sweeping saga of romance, passion and history rooted in tales of maritime suspense…


A coming of age tale set during the Vietnam era


Donja Bellanger, an innocent young Goth, is lured by her glamorous stepsister Makayla into an exclusive disco, not only for wealthy elites but Immortal Descendants. Donja crosses paths with Torin Mancini, a young detective, investigating a string of murders, unaware that a blood starved, predatory killer, already has her scent.


A powerful organization, a dangerous magic, a dark plot…and the girl who stood in the way


Period Romantic Adventure


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In the middle of Nazi Germany, Megan Shepherd must learn to hide in plain sight. But when an escaped POW breaks into her bathroom, Megan is faced with a polarizing choice; to help him and risk being discovered or to turn him over and keep up appearances.


Want a sexy romp between a cop and a secret agent? Action, adventure, dangerous gun battles, sizzling romance scenes, tender words of affection, and more await you in Undercover Siren.


A page-turning debut in the tradition of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, amped up and on steroids with some X-Files mystery, some Hitchcock suspense and countless plot twists and cliffhangers that will keep you guessing. And you’ll still be wrong! One of Wattpad’s top read books in 2016, making it to Top 10 Charts in “Paranormal” and “Romance” Categories with over 300k reads!


Scheduled for Review on October 1, 2018

Sucked from her world, Esme finds herself a key figure in the war between a magical Order and demonic malevolenci. Partnered with the king, she must master magic better than her predecessors, or else all is lost. The only problem is, it’s hard to compete with a ghost…or eight…of yourself.


Ten-year-old French singer Nicolas de Beaulieu seems to have it all in the rigours of the 1930s, but as he grows up, he becomes no stranger to grief. World War II begins and Nicolas and the girl he loves find themselves in deadly peril, hunted by the Nazis.

Those who like plot driven suspense novels that cover many years, include a number of characters in the plot, or readers of sweet historical romance, will enjoy this story. It is reminiscent of THE SOUND OF MUSIC in that it is a story of a musical family who must interrupt their lives in order to deal with the war and also contains a love story as a subplot.

This story is not for those who enjoy character driven novels, as one of the weaknesses was character development. The story was told from multiple points of view so it was difficult to know who to root for. There was also a bit of confusion in the first few chapters because the point of view changed so often. Once the novel was in full swing, a few chapters in, it was easy to see where the story was headed and the story line and characters were easier to keep track of.

Review by Melody Delgado

Bestselling romance author, Miranda Howarth’s career has been crushed by a market flooded with erotica for women. She is forced to stray from not only her innocent genre but from her comfort zone while writing what she never imagined she would – erotic gay romances with nothing hidden under the covers.


When accountability, chaos and love collide it can create one heck of a spark.


Can one guy with eating disorders fight the food industry and find love in the mental health system?


Sofia thought getting paid to have sex with Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor would be a breeze. Only problem? She didn’t count on falling in love.


When “just friends” get a second chance… First Crush, Last Love will have you remembering the angst of high school, the grief of a failed relationship, and the happiness of true love.


A suspense-thriller that follows young lovers Jack & Kate as FBI Agent Travis works an unsolved bank robbery from two years earlier. Time is not on anyone’s side as the gang bears down on them in 1950s Cache Valley.


The clashes continue in this gripping sequel to Calmer Girls. If the Cross sisters thought the teenage years were turbulent, they learn that relationships in their twenties can be just as complicated.


When Mike Baldridge receives a letter and manuscript from an old friend, he thinks the document simply tells the story of a local family that he has been unable to trace for his town history. What follows is a story of family, friendship, and first love in late 1940s Newtonberg.


My name is Mary Fallon. I’m eighteen, and fascinated by ancient Egypt, but I could never have imagined the experiences awaiting me in the land of the pharaohs, including my first lucid dream, where I’m discovering Spiritual Warfare isn’t a video game, it’s real. Thank God I’m not fighting alone.


Aug 12, 1961, Berlin Germany. Nationale Volksarmee soldiers roll barbed wire across the war-torn city to create the first Berlin Wall. Families are separated, livelihoods destroyed, death comes easily as crippling fear paralyzes the occupants on both sides of the wall.


Scheduled for Review on September 3, 2018

A forbidden birth. A remarkable young woman. A marauding alien society. The battle begins.


Paul Tomenko knows about the improbable. A sweepstakes winner and renowned counterculture writer by age 19, he’s traveling to God’s library to preserve eternity. If that wasn’t hard enough, his two lovers must become involved as well. But the trio discovers the job can turn someone’s soul inside out. Literally.

Readers who enjoy science fiction with a humorous and slightly irreverent bent will enjoy this fun tale with a unique take on metaphysics, cosmology, and religion. The universe and characters Felyk has created are thought- and laugh-provoking. The sometimes convoluted and unevenly paced plot might hinder those looking for a fast, easy read.

Review by Lynne Hinkey

Widow Maggie is pulled out of her shell when she meets actor Levi Martin.

The novel is well-written from start to finish, with fleshed-out, likeable main characters. A good, solid read for the romance genre. Fans of Sweet Romance, as well as those who like sneak peaks  into the lives of the rich and famous, will enjoy this story.

Review by Melody Delgado

You will love this thrilling tale of love, cruelty, and hope, because it will empower you to take back control of your life. 


Scheduled for Review on September 3, 2018

Allie Morton rents a quiet lake cabin to sort herself out after an abusive marriage. A ghost from two hundred years ago doesn’t come into her plans.


A priestess’s childhood friendship with a Lycan blossoms into love when they are reunited as adults, but when Varg wants Halea to be his mate, she is torn between her oath and her desire to be with the Wolf King who loves her.


An English Lieutenant fights for his soul during WWI. A refugee nurse fights for her very survival. Less than a mile from the grisly trenches of France, their paths cross and their destinies intertwine. Can love survive a world shattered by war, greed, and the lust for power?


Facing betrayal, wild animals, meth-addled drug makers, and their own fears, can Kat and Ryan discover the golden treasure and God’s love?


A newspaper publisher receives a scandalous proposal from her wealthy ex-boyfriend. Will she accept his proposition and save her family’s business? Constant Craving is an allegory for the newspaper industry, with sexytimes.

Constant Craving is a powerful contemporary romance, not just because of the connection between the couple but the backstory was deep enough that any reader can quickly dive into and connect with.

A recommended novel to those who enjoy contemporary romance with a great balance of steam and depth.

Review by Constant Craving

Akalle
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As a girl Tess was enchanted by the Marchmount Hotel and the boy she found there. Now grown, Tess is again drawn to the grand old hotel full of secrets and its reluctant proprietor, the boy she knew, to discover the secret of their shared past.


Neva finds herself swept into a world of vampires where she learns she will determine their future, but she must decide which path she will take while trying to protect the family she left behind, and discovering a past she cannot escape.


Jack’s immortality is exposed, forcing him to flee to protect his secret. But when he meets Leah Winters—a mirror image of his decades-lost love—Jack must discover just how much he is willing to risk in order to save the woman he already lost once.


After surviving the perils of an ancient family feud, Jack Hammond and Leah Winters believe only happiness lies ahead. However, their future isn’t as secure as they think. When Death arrive to welcome Leah into their treacherous shadow world, the couple discovers that Leah’s immortality has come with a price.


The cholera outbreak leaves Emma Belden an orphan with two young siblings to care for. Left with few options, she is forced to enter the workhouse. Her beauty and naivety a target, she will be compelled to make a decision between the safety of her family and her own virtue.


was one of these girls married to you?


With her past finally in her rearview, Frankie Mourning is still trying to do what’s right. But with the monstrous power inside her, Frankie is afraid of what she’s capable of. There’s work to be done, though: bodies frozen solid with their hearts missing are washing up onto the Oregon coast, and Frankie finds herself knee-deep in darkness once again. Roving gods, visions, women bursting into flame; it’s all in a day’s work in J.L. Murray’s sequel to Monstrous.


Who knew an adult relationship could be so difficult? Get ready to face your demon, throw a kebab at a policeman and change your life. This is about heartbreak, hilarity and hoovers. This all about Erin, Jimmy and their relationship. This is the story of You, Me and Us.

YOU, ME AND US was never a love story from the start – and it never claimed to be. Anyone who enjoys 500 Days of Summer or any other non-love story between a boy and a girl will want to give this book a try.

Review by You, Me and Us.

In this humorous paranormal romance, a young woman named Autumn, her unbelievably sexy alien boyfriend, and her kleptomaniac friend with fire-retardant hair rush to save all of humanity before the Earth is destroyed.


A young man moves to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a great artist, where he meets and falls in love with a mysterious socialite who proves thwarting to his efforts, and makes him rethink everything he has come to believe.


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Two men. One woman. No love triangles. A low-heat, polyamorous romance. Family is what you make it.


A soldier makes a desperate escape across the mountains of Korea. The woman in his path will change everything. An epic story, from World War II to the Korean War, of romance, war and the fight to build a future.


Dale Cameron Lowry
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Nine of Dale Cameron Lowry’s best short gay romances in one volume. Meet a sign language interpreter who finds love at middle-age, college students in their first relationships, a vegan vampire, and a gay ex-Mormon Bible salesman. From sweet to sensual, this collection exhibits the quirkiness and diversity Dale is known for.


Read the first steamy Regency historical romance novel in the Tumbling Green series by great new author L. L. Neal.


Lia Davies is a small town business owner sleepwalking through life until she enters the world of the Paldimori. Chaos is the powerful leader of his people who prides himself on his control. They collide at every turn, but will Lia live long enough to explore the passion they ignite?

Readers who enjoy a well-crafted story with fantasy and supernatural elements with lots of intrigue and humor will enjoy the story in Waking Chaos. But, beware: the terribly cheesy sex scenes will either make you throw up in your mouth a little bit or laugh out loud. Five stars for the well-written intrigue, action, and plot but -1 for the cheesy sex scenes that strip any hint of romance or eroticism from the story for a total of 4 stars.

Review by Waking Chaos

Tressa, a Fae in hiding, was content with the new life she had carved for herself in the Human World… until her fate and romance came looking for her. If you love fae mythology, romance, suspense, and drama get this book now!


A tattoo artist on a Harley. A do-gooder beauty. A forbidden passion.


They’re from two different worlds, but share a passion for history and beauty. The Art of Enchantment is the Chatelaine Grand Prize winning first novel in the Life Is A Journey romantic women’s fiction series by M A Clarke Scott


They poisoned his planet, massacred his people, and violated his mother. Then, they came for him.


Millicent is a hard worker and is good in what she does, but after her boss retires, the new CEO seems to turn her life from control to chaos. Losing that precious control changes Milly in ways she never thought possible. It’s a love story, with fantasy spicing it up.


Lawyers arguing a case on opposite sides disagree on most everything, except the love they both feel for their dogs, a Boston terrier and a Jack Russell terrier. Loneliness and their dogs bring them together in a surprising way on Valentine’s Day.

Love on Trial is a quick light and sweet read about two lawyers and their pups who happen to fall in love.

A recommended read for those who enjoy light, contemporary, and clean romance about puppy love, swallowing your pride and following your pups first love.

Review by Love on Trial

When an All-Star third baseman hits a home run, he wins her heart forever.


AIDS memoir set in theatre world of late-20th century New York City and Toronto. Spiritual odyssey which spans past lives through dreams of lovers embarked on their soul’s evolution. Reincarnation, past-life dreams and Michael Teachings overleaves add depth and insights to the abiding love of two star-crossed lovers.


J.K. Duval
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The Interludes, A Sexual Odyssey, is the fun sexy novel. All characters have only one thing in common, they’re all named Jordan. Seven different Jordans will take you along for almost every conceivable pairing in some seriously sexy locales. Enjoy and here’s to la dolce vita.


Julia Cirignano
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White Wine & Medical Marijuana is a book of poetry that explores themes such as femininity, sexuality, weakness, strength, addiction, power, and profanity. It analyzes these themes, while keeping the language casual, simple, and accessible to all readers. Enjoy the power struggle between self criticism and self love, the raw life observations, and the relentless scrutinization of everyday life.


Witches are real, they are evil, and Claudia Matthews must fight her way past the temptation of corruption, and weakness to find the answers she seeks for her saving grace. But being bound to the damned means fighting against more temptation than the pull of power.

Malefica is perfect for fans off Melissa de la Cruz and Richelle Mead. An unpredictable and tightly woven plot, along with original world-building, keep this book moving forward at a fast clip.

Review by Katie Rose Guest Pryal

A novel in the flavor of Less Than Zero and Bright Lights, Big City. The book is about one man’s disillusionment with the America he thought he knew. Within the context of the novel are many political references as well as humor and satire. But the real context of the story centers on drug abuse, jewelry theft, fine wine theft, art theft, working for the mafia, and stealing from the mafia, as well as the author’s employment in the exciting, fast-paced world of fashion photography and his eventual downfall. It is the story about how, for a brief period of time he obeyed only the law… of gravity. He once believed that the answers to all of life’s problems could be found in the bottom of a bottle. They are probably still there, but now they are printed in Chinese. It is a story in which he learns “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but how much you are loved by others.”


After a series of encounters with the law, a young man yearns for a better life and escapes his past as he heads to New York City where his pursuit of happiness and success sends him on a series of well-intentioned misadventures that lead him into the dark side of the criminal underworld and revenge. A marriage of real events and fiction, Love and Theft pulls from the author’s personal experience to create a man whose life path is no more his own fault than the color of his hair.


College senior Jackson Dowd goes to Montréal for a lost weekend, meets a handsome drifter named Benoit, and finds himself plunged into the strange and violent world of feline shifters.

According to the acknowledgement at the end of the book, when Andrew J. Peters started writing the books between these covers, the author had decided to “queer” the vampire and werewolf craze in the “delightfully narcissistic tradition of” those who had come before. Shortly after starting, however, he seemed unsatisfied with the neon pink paintbrush he’d been slapping across the canvass. He began researching the deeper history of feline mysticism and Native American two-spiritism in an effort to create a richer and more unique universe for his shifters to frolic and slash each other in.

I’m happy to say that he succeeds.

Review by Werecat: The Trilogy

The road can make us, shake us, or break us, but without the journey, our destiny cannot be fulfilled.


“Flash Point” is the second novel in the Elemental Trials series. and resumes the journey of Jex Xander and Enari Alycon. Their choices will determine the course of realms, and by the end of one tumultuous summer, hearts and lives will be irrevocably changed…and not necessarily for the better.


Sometimes to reach your destiny, you must change. Even if it means the death of a life you dreamed of.


Danais and Leo are both orphans searching for truth. What they find, however, is much more than they anticipated and the truth could lead to their demise.


Man runs from past, falls in love, past comes back to haunt him threatening to ruin everything. Will he survive or will prison bars be his life’s destiny?


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In 16th-century Fez, a dying woman hands her granddaughter a gold ring—and a secret. Five hundred years later, Alma Ben-Ami journeys to Madrid with her unlikely companion Manuel Aguilar to fulfill her ancestor’s dying wish; as their friendship threatens to cross sacred boundaries, their research reveals a shocking surprise.


In 16th-century Fez, a dying woman hands her granddaughter a gold ring—and a secret. Five hundred years later, Alma Ben-Ami journeys to Madrid with her unlikely companion Manuel Aguilar to fulfill her ancestor’s dying wish; as their friendship threatens to cross sacred boundaries, their research reveals a shocking surprise.


Thriller novelist Garth Wainwright wakes from a car crash coma suffering from amnesia. Desperate to find his identity he learns he has a wife snatched during the car crash that stole his memories and almost his life —on orders from the head of a crime cartel.

Inside Moves: A Wainwright Mystery was a gripping and poignant read with bad guys, good guys and take-charge women for readers seeking a crime novel with an Ocean’s Eleven sort of feel.

Review by Jennifer Ellis

Stabbing her father wasn’t on Lilly’s vacation plan, but attempts to escape the abuse from her past leads to a journey of discovery, hope and love.


Love the eighties? Love romantic adventures? How often have you looked back on your high school experiences and just thought . . . WOW. Last Exit to Montauk will take you there . . . and more.

LAST EXIT TO MONTAUK delivers a roller-coaster of a ride with some surprises. A Romantic-Comedy with some touching, heart-felt, thought-provoking and heart-breaking, yet relatable, moments.

The story is extremely well-written, full of humor, heart, and a vulnerability that pulls the reader in from the very first page. Words that describe the story would be: Poignant. Deep. Moving. Heart-felt. Funny. Universal.

Fans of John Green, Nick Hornby and romantic coming of age stories, will enjoy this look at the joys and pitfalls of first love.

Review by Last Exit To Montauk

Sixteen year old Callie Evans is a typical teen drama queen. All she wants is a cell phone and her driver’s license. What she gets instead is a new identity as a demon-slaying angel, and, although she’s at first loathe to believe the truth, she soon realizes she’s much more than typical. Callie not only must protect the kids in her circle from the Raysers who are out to destroy their souls, but she must ultimately save the world from the evil that threatens to consume it.


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When Tate Robbins decides to honor her Nana’s dying wish and travel to the scorched hills of Reggio, Calabria, she welcomes the chance to escape her tragic day-to-day. Tate expects to walk through her her grandmother’s memories. Instead, she falls into a forbidden love affair that thaws her petrified heart and re-awakens her ability to experience joy.


Claudia’s ready to take a chance on love, but everything about Toby contradicts her family’s traditions and values. Toby has the girl he’s long dreamed finally within his reach. But one last secret hides in the dark corner of his past. The one that could undermine it all.

Although the first half was slow, it all makes up for the heart-wrenching second half of the novel. This is a great read for those looking for a light read packed with enough emotions.

Review by Keeping Claudia

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Sixteen-year-old introvert Samantha Cross is falling in love for the first time. The problem? She’s falling for her older sister’s boyfriend, Ben Swift. First love and family turmoil in a meaningful YA story that goes well beyond the typical angst of a teen read.


Honey Cantrell was a simple comic book geek before the Celestials came to Earth. Her quiet life gets rocked by an unwanted career change, an alien mating ritual, unfriendly competition and radical DNA splicing! Can she survive the changes forced on her in Mostly Human?


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Digital Velocity is a fast-paced romantic suspense thriller that weaves drama, excitement, grit, raw emotions and mystery through a journey that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


A romantic thriller with continual twists!


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Diana Forester’s courtship becomes difficult when her younger siblings become involved. She finds herself dealing with her own feelings, her sister, her younger brother, jealous members of a house party, a jilted suitor, and a highwayman as she falls in love with the charming Mr. Richfield.


Join in this moveable feast, sharing travel, dining and adventure with Alice, me and her two cats. Dine on Clancy and Gautreau’s scrumptious creations while eavesdropping on Alice’s secret. Find out how the Other Woman persuaded Alice to accept my ring. Hop in ‘cause these cats don’t bite.


Handsome, clever, if not yet rich, Philip Clarke finds himself drawn by Mei Li, lawyer and colleague, yet at the same time is unable to relinquish his weekly visit to the near-by shanty-town and the fishing village woman who offers exquisite and unexpected pleasure. But paradise comes at a cost.


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Born to be his, tomboy Cam grows up as football hero Jake’s shadow while they save each other in miraculous ways and find a love that is the essence of country songs in this coming of age story about learning to survive love, loss, and life.


Lies, broken rules…and the mystery boy found in the ocean. Life’s about to change for the girl that’s been living unseen.


Scheduled for Review on December 4, 2017

Chloe wants an adventure, but first, it’s bad day after another. She gains two pounds, gets pulled over for littering, forgets the milk twice, and catches her husband cheating. Adventure becomes chaos when Chloe is accused of murder, chased by a hot detective, and tries to avoid Stranger Danger.


Vanessa Frances
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A collection of poetry, prose, and essays, touching on triumph and tragedy, overcoming one’s own demons, abuse, as well as the bittersweetness of first love and first loss. As with dirty clothes, humans themselves are given the chance to wash, rinse, dry, and fold themselves over and over again. With every cycle, we gain more of our own wear and tear, adding to our own individuality. Everything comes out in the wash.


A tanker train carrying chlorine gas derails and threatens a small Montana city with poisoning. The bad news for Ami Gibb is that her ten year old sister sits home alone within a mile of the derailment. Will Ami reach her sister in time while battling the chaos of an evacuation?


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“His possessiveness unsettled her. It seemed contrary to his gentle nature. He used his body and arms as a barrier; she was so small compared to him that she felt engulfed by his body. Morgan was having a difficult time trying to ignore the sense of well-being, peace, and desire she experienced every time she came close to him. His glow, that glow he had, seemed to have an effect on her.”


Rik Ty
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In the heart of the novel, two young strangers end a night of adventure with a new and blossoming friendship. It seems, for a second, that their problems are over. (A daring escape with a hint of romance – full scene – about 10 pages).


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Interdimensional travel IS REAL! It’s HERE! And it’s AMAZING! But unless an impulsive young test-driver and a terrified news-crew-intern can somehow stop a murderous army colonel from stealing the technology, it just may bring about the END of all reality. Don’t miss this fight!


Two men. One woman. No love triangles. An MMF polyamorous romance about a 48-year-old painter, her husband, and their boyfriend.


Quentin Roth will spend the first half of prom setting his BFF Debbie Pascal up with her four-year crush, and the second half trying to get her back.


Told in a witty combination of standard prose, letters, emails, and diary entries, LETTING GO, in the tradition of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s AMERICANAH, is a long-distance love story that also examines race, religion, and the difficult choices we make following our passions.


He found love too late and now… his mind can’t let go of something that never was.


It’s the second book in a young adult series, Song for You, called “A Song of Life”. It is a fictional memoir of Christie Kelly, someone who is not highly thought of in the media due to her relationship with the ever-popular lead singer and guitarist of rock band Prey for Chance. This second book in the three-book series tells Christie’s side of the story and you’ll end up rooting for her every step of the way.


It’s the first book in a young adult series, Song for You, called “A Fateful Melody”. It is a fictional memoir of Christie Kelly, someone who is not highly thought of in the media due to her relationship with the ever-popular lead singer and guitarist of rock band Prey for Chance. This completed three-book series tells Christie’s side of the story and you’ll end up rooting for her every step of the way.

This book is recommended for fans of dramatic teen romance. While there is some strong language, there is minimal violence or sexual material. So it is recommended for fans of melodrama and stories about rock bands. However, it is not recommended for anybody looking for more explicit romance fiction or anyone who dislikes reading about the lives of teenagers.

Review by A Fateful Melody

The police have too many suspects and too many soft alibis. Leah needs to prove to the sexy new chief of police that she had nothing to do with Isabel’s death. Leah loves a good mystery. Can she find the killer before the police arrest her for murder?


Homicide detectives use an unapproved type of a DNA search in an attempt to catch a serial killer.

A thoroughly researched and genuinely compelling detective drama. The Death of Anyone introduces disgraced detective Bonnie Benham, who is determined to put her addictions behind her in order to solve a new case. A killer is targeting young girls and it’s a race against time to stop him before the body count gets any higher.

Review by The Death of Anyone

All sixteen-year-old Francie Mills wants is to be an amazing tennis player and forget about her dad’s drinking. The likelihood of amazingness seems impossible, however, when she injures her knee, that is until she meets Chet Jones, lead singer of the band Blues Harp Jones, and everything changes.

Music, tennis, teenagers and their families. This book is for those who like reading a little bit of all of these. And if you like reading a book about human connections, give this book a try.

Review by Blues Harp Green

“Something horrible is happening in the Crimson Forest. I need you to promise me you’ll stay away from it.” The Crimson Forest, is a place where creatures known only to humans through myth and legend, fight for love and survival. It’s a world where fairy tales thrive, nightmares become reality, and some secrets are better left undiscovered.


Nur attends a language school and falls for a classmate. But why? is he funny? Smart? Who knows? She can’t understand him, or her own feelings…yet.

This book is recommended for readers looking unique stories about underrated characters. It is also recommended for teens who may be considering college in the Boston area, due to its detailed and thoughtful depiction of the region. However, some readers might be turned off by the thick writing style. This book is not recommended for readers who prefer streamlined, fast-paced writing.

Review by The Year of Uh

I play underneath, listening as Joe spins the lamenting melody that will possess the next ten minutes of my life. The rest of us – second violin, viola and cello, slip in beneath him. We provide a slow-moving blanket of music to catch the sound of the first violin’s tears. Not that this is some self-indulgent funeral dirge. This music is raw, unbound emotion … grief at its harshest and cruelest. It’s pining for something forever lost, wishing you could retrieve all that time you wasted, because you now realize that there will never be another hour. Or minute. Or second. There will never be another heartbeat… As the Adagio comes to its conclusion, the sound stretches thinner and thinner until there’s nothing left to hold it together anymore. Just air. And then shadow. And then darkness. The flame is snuffed. The casket is lowered. And now there is nothing left to prove that this moment ever even existed. That is, except for my broken heart.


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In her romantic, erotic fantasy, “Your Soul Was Made for Mine,” Hunter magnificently weaves a tale of electrifying thrills that will keep you captivated until the end. With their union guided by an angel, each new discovery takes them to places, events, and ecstasies they could have never imagined possible.


He sees her. Watches her every move and knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that Lady Victoria is his key to salvation; she has no idea what storm is coming her way. I am Ezra Stone, and I always get what I want.

Adventures ensue, and world building happens, and there are demons and other interesting things. All of this would have been fine, but for a need for editing and a troubling relationship between the main characters.

Review by Dark Sonata

Amidst betrayal and heartache, the officers of the Death Dwellers MC defend their club and fellow brothers, and find everlasting love.


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A world-famous musician finds online inspiration—and possibly love—with a married man who’s haunted by his past. As the two are drawn inexorably closer, endangering his family and her career, they will have to choose between doing what’s right and having what they want.


They poisoned his planet, massacred his people, and violated his mother. Now, they’re coming for him. A bastard prince, born to a dishonored queen, Zrahnz is the last hope of a dying world. He wasn’t supposed to survive, wasn’t supposed to fight, and wasn’t supposed to receive, RITES OF HEIRDRON


An unidentified object park on the moon, no one seems to know his inception. Gustavo a middle-aged computer programmer, with a comfortable and grey life, decide to make a list, along with two friends, in order to survive in case of a hypothetical attac …


Praise for Dance With Destiny: This romance novel takes some risks and pulls them off beautifully. In Outlander fashion, Susannah is married when she falls in love with Lone Wolf, and we see her–in love–with both men, which adds a special tension to the conflict.


The Treason Game is about Lina, who is infatuated with a handsome medieval knight avatar in her favourite MRPG. She wants to be a games artist and gets a job at MediaCity UK, where the boss bears an uncanny resemblance to her fantasy lover. The road to adulthood is a bumpy ride for Lina, with a strict mother who hates video games, her best friend coming out, and her secret passion for her boss.


In a stunning reimagining of mermaid lore, Water is the perfect combination of suspense, mystery, humor and romance. It’s a gripping tale of love and danger, combined with a terrifically detailed world below the waves, and will have readers breathless and begging for more.

There aren’t a lot of mer-stories out there, so in many ways WATER felt fresh. If your love of YA fantasy novels allows you to overlook typos and some contrived plot devices, you will enjoy WATER.

Review by Water

Her goal is to fly to Alaska. Her family is broke. Will an opportunity to make money be the answer to her prayers—or the road to disaster?


She’ll risk her life to break his curse, but revealing the truth could be far more dangerous.


A foul-mouthed, girl-power, zombie twist on “Twilight”.


Summer is a witch sworn to marry another. Kian is a human faced with an uncertain future. Two souls forced together by a Goddess’s will. Two hearts kept together by unrelenting passion. Can Summer resist Kian’s charm? Or will she risk it all to taste the power of love?


A gripping psychological thriller about two teenagers, one with a secret. Neither of them knows the future, what dark mysteries they both hold. “I loved Abigail. She was perfection. She was the end. Our town was full of secrets; he was the worst and the best. She is my Abigail.”


David Rose
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A boy, a girl, a lifetime promise, and a little cat, in the magic light of the Japanese moon.


A jaded but sexy Shakespeare loving widow meets a bitter yet handsome divorced Marine Colonel. Will the complications of life over 50 turn their relationship into nothing more than a fling, or will they seize their second chance for true love? The clock is ticking in more ways than one.


Loretta Marion’s debut novel is a twisty page-turner, expertly blending the webs of mystery, danger and suspense with the alluring possibility of romance from a once unrequited love.

“The Fool’s Truth” will appeal to fans of suspenseful thrillers with multiple layered story lines, so long as they are not too discerning when it comes to the nuances of the writing style, the depth of the characterizations, or the contrivances of the plot.

Review by The Fool’s Truth

Third Eye Watch is a romantic suspense novel which features friendship, love, and passion. The heart-tugging romance between Serena Shaw and Samvir Raina will make your heart skip a beat and their journey to solve a major crime will keep you on the edge of your seat.


A hero Vietnam vet returns home missing a leg with an addiction to morphine, and convinced he was a coward. A woman walks into his life claiming to be his guardian angel. Neither is an angel, and the two discover a conspiracy which threatens to undo mankind.


Five years ago, Nell’s parents fled at night, leaving her and her younger siblings with their crippled grandfather. Now, she must also assume the burden of an injured FBI agent whose presence ignites revelations regarding both her parents’ disappearance and stolen munitions. Protecting her loved ones becomes a deadly undertaking.


He had everything under control until she crashed into his afterlife.


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He’s out to set the world on fire. She’s the only one who can tame him.


The Servant Boy highlights the adventures of Zayne Shah, a young man who lives through the most horrific disaster his village, Saidpur, has ever seen. An epidemic has unknowingly raged through Saidpur and is taking the lives of umpteen folk before his eyes. Zayne is determined to find a cure to the mystery, at whatever the cost may be, even if that cost is a price he cannot presently afford.


Rhe Brewster, an ER nurse and part-time police detective, responds to the scene of a pumpkin drop, where a one-ton pumpkin has crushed an old car. A body is discovered in the car and Rhe must identify the victim while dealing with a sociopath who is gunning for her.


“The Bitch Majestic” is an erotic and darkly romantic journey into adultery, sex magic, betrayal, and illicit lust. Judith Chambers is the ultimate femme fatal, a beautiful and seductive temptress with the charms to ensnare any man she sets her sights on –


Olivia Davenport makes an impetuous to sneak on a mission with the knights. When her deception is revealed, she is sent home in disgrace. An unexpected turn of events puts her at the center of a dangerous plot against the King, putting both her life and her heart at risk.

With action-packed scenes, a strong (albeit imperfect) female protagonist and set in a well-developed world, this story is for those who want a light and refreshing read about being brave enough not to live up to what others expect you to be and forging your own path. Readers who are looking for an extremely empowering female character, wholly perfect and strong, will not find one here. But if a flawed and relatable teenage protagonist is right up your alley, then this book is for you.

Review by Not Every Girl

When her dreams of becoming a knight are shattered, Olivia finds herself thrust into palace life where intrigue abounds. She must use her training and instincts to protect the King from a new threat, all while trying to ensure her love with the prince will prevail.


Top cellist Julia James has begun a whole new life- happily married and expecting her first child. She is finally poised to have the life she’s always dreamed of and she is finally able to put the past behind her. 

 Unfortunately, the past isn’t quite done with Julia yet.


A novel filled with music, hope, romance, and a hidden darkness that could leave you in anticipation of what could happen next.

Those who enjoy romance with a touch of thrilling psychopath tactics from the antagonist, this book could be an excellent read for you. Otherwise, should be avoided by those who enjoy light-hearted romance novels.

Review by Rhapsody

In this science fiction/romance, set on a desert planet, half-breed Jenna Ocrova, a successful business woman of rare paranormal talents, confronts her destiny with the handsome and equally talented off-worlder Dardin Haldane, whom she feels is responsible for her father’s death.


Her best friend, Maggie, entrusts a USB drive into Tashina’s care and hours later dies. Tashina has nowhere to run but to the home of her mother’s people, the Lakota Sioux. A mission to honor a friend’s request becomes a period of discovery for the woman disparagingly called “white-girl.”


The human prince Neal has many secrets to hide. The most prominent being his love for a starlite. Untouched by his secrets and unaware of his love, Sophia knows ‘nobody can love a starlite’. While she protects the humans from nymphs, he makes strategies to make her fall for him.


After meeting her new neighbor, Ben Thornton, Naomi Carter finds herself embroiled in a plot straight out of science fiction.


As a seventeen-year-old ruler chafing under the obligations of her bloodline, Princess Amethysta Serelle finds the royal life anything but enchanting.


Dreading a life with her estranged father in Australia, fifteen year old Christie Kelly finds herself seated next to the young, sultry voice of world-renowned rock star, Galvin Kismet on the transpacific flight. In this time of uncertainty and distress …


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Brooke Sanders just wants to get away from her life for awhile. A remote cabin in Montana fits the bill. She doesn’t expect to encounter a mysterious stranger with unusual blue eyes, or events that cannot be explained…


Join Rick, Harv and Bob for a rollicking road trip through the Rockies in this coming of age novel, where they grapple with a seminal inflection point in their lives and learn things about themselves . . . and how sex, class and money affect the daily interactions we call our lives.


November finally has the family she wanted but old enemies are lurking, waiting to strike and a group of legendary hunters is threatening her pack. Their only hope is trusting their enemies, entering hostile territories and playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a psychopath.


A post-apocalyptic thriller with a big difference. Is the enemy of my enemy my friend, or should I totally annihilate them both? A group of medical and military survivors thought the end of the world was bad enough, but that was just the beginning.


Hidden Design, The Prophecy combines suspense and intrigue with the fantastic. Within this contemporary fantasy-thriller, the myths and secrets of an old world are revealed – a ride exclusively reserved for the thrill-seeking reader with a penchant for the mysterious.


A story about four bullies who take on one of their victims and how it changes their lives and the course of their friendship.


Death seems to follow seventeen-year-old Sadie Sanders everywhere she goes–literally. As a mediator to the dead, she must constantly face fighting demons and the occasional angry dead girl.


A man and his wife get their minds swapped with his son and her daughter, respectively. What will they do if they can’t find a way to swap themselves back?


A single touch has never hurt so much.


A walk in the park can change your life. Especially when the new girl turns out to be not human.


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Two desperate people. One winning Lottery ticket. He knows, she doesn’t. In the end will they both realize that love, more than money, is the ticket to paradise?


In “Flight to Paradise”, two hometown hopefuls get a second chance at love…until the unexpected happens. A relationship story with a multitude of twists and turns, and the enduring message: “Love given” is the key to unlocking the desires of the heart.


Battlemage Jex Xander has a mouth that gets him into trouble; while Enari Namelum speaks not at all. Amidst the mounting chaos, passion and romance should be the last thing on their minds, but life and the Goddess seem to have other ideas.


Cerebral and erotic, Entropy explores the murky depths of an online affair and how upheaval of the status quo reverberates through a woman’s life and sense of self.

Be warned, the relationship in ENTROPY is mostly online and written via chat, so it may leave readers uncomfortable and/or confused. Still, this could be a good read for those who enjoy an odd touch of romance, erotica, and light BDSM.

Review by Entropy

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When she married the man she’d loved all her life, it was like a dream come true But somebody wants to see that the Russells’ romance doesn’t have a happy ever after. At twenty-one, is Thomazine too old to still believe in fairytales?


Fifteen years after her breakdown, Kate has built a successful career as a family mediator, specializing in couple’s reconciliation. She is unexpectedly required to work with Simon Sharpe who represents the high and the low points of her life, uncomfortably forcing her to revisit her difficult and painful past.


Within the aftermath of an epidemic that has been contained through sacrifice rather than cure, a young woman discovers she has contracted the Disease. She has three days to live.


There are three people in this affair – and two of them aren’t human… A hidden paranormal London lies beneath our own. Escape into the supernatural world of the Blood Lifers. A rebel, a red-haired devil and a Moon Girl battle to save the world – or tear it apart.

A unique book told from the point of view of a vampire addressing his dying wife, whilst looking back on the drama they’ve left behind. Quirky, amusing, frightening and dark, Rebel Vampires, Volume One offers a brilliant story, with plenty of twists and turns, romance and gore. For anyone who already enjoys vampire or supernatural horror style stories or for anyone who is just looking for something a bit different, a bit edgy, something that will amuse you, frighten you and take you on one hell of a journey into love, death, humanity, and monsters, then I highly recommend this book.

Review by Chantelle Atkins

Tangled Up In You: Globetrotting rockstar glam, romance, and characters that are complex, flawed, and addicting!


Can tragedy be redeemed in a life laid waste by heartache and guilt? Follow Steve Crane as he discovers whether the warmth of love can rescue him before winter. He plummets through depression and hopelessness, then encounters a veritable goddess. Can two hearts discover a connection deeper they ever dreamed?


Imagine a world where ancient Celtic gods and goddesses walk among the rest of us. The Devil You Know is the first in an edgy supernatural thriller trilogy set in the real world with immortals that (sometimes) blend in with the rest of us. Full of wicked twists and turns, lies and deception, Cecilia’s journey will make you question everything you think you know about the world around you.


Raven Koynes is in hiding, until Sebastian Knight arrives at her isolated island, followed by ruthless treasure hunters. A storm traps them together. Raven’s peaceful world is savagely rocked. Sebastian came also seeking treasure, in photos. He finds much more–in Raven. Except his secret might destroy their future, if they survive the dangerous treasure hunters.


Gently reared by her missionary parents, Lindsay has never known anything but love. Until her father dies. Less than an hour after his funeral, she is trekking through the Black Hills National Forest with a man who vows to kill her before allowing her to fall into the wrong hands.


These stories are about the cliff—the tipping point—the instant we must roll the dice or succumb to the status quo. Burch’s characters face life with courage and humor in a tenacious search for meaning and fulfillment.

A Book of Revelations delivers the voyeuristic aspects of social media sans FOMO (fear of missing out) thanks to Burch’s stellar ability to place a reader inside the characters he’s created. His short stories have an epic feel because of his exquisite use of language and penchant for deftly wielding details. (Prepare to be compelled to reread  details like “her right blinking flashing as she turned left” multiple times.)

Lately, there’s been no shortage of research on the benefits of reading floating around in the “soundbite-osphere,” everything from reduced stress levels and higher happiness quotients to better sleep and elevated empathy. (This inc.com feature rounds up nine of them.) As for the latter, being immersed in the worlds masterfully created by Burch may result in an almost immediate boost in understanding.

The eavesdropping sensation they induce is mesmerizing, and the stream of unexpected revelations are, too.

 

LINK FOR ARTICLE ABOVEL  http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/9-ways-reading-fiction-can-make-you-happier-and-more-creative.html

 

Review by Yvonne Lieblein

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When Violet’s world comes crashing down, can she find forgiveness for the one who caused her collapse?


Estelle has an idea and becomes a celebrity, and a criminal, and chances are everyone she loves will be disappeared. Is she willing to endanger everyone for her cause?


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Jill’s content living an uneventful life until she falls for rocker James Sheridan. Touring, groupies and James’ partying leave her wondering if she can survive this fast-paced lifestyle. When her poems end up as songs on James’ album, she has to learn to live in a spotlight all her own.


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Love, betrayal and family secrets create a lethal cocktail that has Savannah’s world unraveling at her feet. Set against a southern backdrop of garden parties and civil rights marches, Paper Castles is a sultry mix of sweet-tea and murder. Sex and secrets.


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Allie Sanders meets Lucas Montgomery catapulting her into a world she had no idea existed, opening new possibilities and yet forcing her to make some of the toughest choicest in her young life. What would you do to protect the one you love?


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When Kai’s telepathy spirals out of control, her husband Oliver brings her to the quiet Wisconsin hometown he abandoned a decade ago, where he must confront the secrets of his past to save their future.


When American student Becca travels to Ireland and meets tour guide Sean, there is an instant attraction. Becca has never been one for a brief fling, but Sean may be just too hard to resist.


When Summer Blew Up follows the friendship of two teens growing up in the 1980s to when they are adults.


To delve into another’s mind is to revel in the depths of truth, cringe in the face of past and imagined horrors, and suffer their dreams, all while searching for balance and serenity. Explore a world where betrayal and deception, desire and trust, weave a fabric that’ll test your sanity.


Demon Within is an epic, fantasy, romance filled with plots, secrets and lovable characters A former slave who is now a feared warlord, a princess, a king, angels and fallen-angels make this an epic romance you will love from the start.


A cop was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now he is desperate to prove his innocence. When a tip reveals the killer’s location, Donovan and Beth travel to California, but then an earthquake separates them. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?


Skylar Connelly wants to know what happened to her sister, Maia, who vanished without a trace in the Florida Keys. Unwilling to accept the authorities’ dismissal of the case, she conceals her relationship to the missing girl and takes a position at Cas …


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Alien Love Story is about a close encounter of the romantic kind. It’s also about coping with grief and moving on. Set in Northern England, the book is funny in some parts and sad in others – but mostly funny.


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“Love a good #NewAdult #SportsRomance involving #CollegeFootball by bestselling author Isabelle Kane? Look no further! #satinromance


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In a world where everyone wishes they can live forever, what would you truly do if you got your wish?


When 55-year-old Annah-Belle Henderson cast a spell for love she never envisioned her wish would be granted in the young nephew of her longtime friend. With a face that rivals the Norse god Thor, and a body to match, the charismatic Eric Ashworth draws Annah into a dizzying current of emotions. Should she accept the chance for love with a man twenty years younger or reject her feelings?


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“His eyes settled on her…piercing green embers of flame that revealed the ferocity of his pain and passion, yet still shrouded him under veils of ever deepening mystery that made every ounce of her ache to unravel him.”


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Zoe Channing, the girl everyone loves. Everyone but Zoe, the teen with buried secrets threatening her soul. Music is her salvation, art is Jesse’s. He vents with a paintbrush while she tours with a rock band. Can she live through the aftermath of tragedy? Will a song bring him home?


Adora is a fiercely independent young woman, targeted by human-looking aliens whose government is genetically engineering human citizens. Adora’s protection must come from a similar being, Zane, whose unnatural magnetism she can’t deny. Zane must convince Adora to allow his protection and relinquish her freedom–in order to save it.


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When Casie Valentine finally escapes her abusive past, something even more sinister awaits her in Sarvelle Falls. Or rather, SOMEONE . . .


For criminal profiler Quinn Woodstrum, delving into the mind of a killer is the ultimate challenge. But it’s nothing compared to the shocking challenges he and his family are faced with when those roles become unexpectedly reversed . . .


Samantha lived a peaceful life on her family’s estate. However, when her brother disappears, Samantha faces an unwilling guardian, Benjamin, who finds himself falling for Samantha’s unique demeanor. However, when they discover Edward’s death was murder, Benjamin’s perfect plan unravels and Samantha is quickly running out of time.


Although a work of fiction, Agony of Being Me is loosely based on actual events and the traumatic & tragic aftermath experienced by an awkward teenage girl who is forced to mature way before her time. Follow Zoe and Jesse through their erratic journeys, poor choices and triumphs. New Adult.

A gritty and hard-hitting exploration in young adult voice and characterisation. Not for the faint hearted, strong issues are dealt with and experienced from the teenager’s points of view, and the narrative voice is excellent.

Review by Chantelle Atkins

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While driving home from the movies late one night, Henry accidentally struck and killed a girl named Karen with his pickup truck. Kaley was Karen’s twin sister. In spite of all the reasons they shouldn’t be together, Henry and Kaley can’t help what will happen between them.


Fear of a prophecy, of burning magical power, and a broken heart, Sanura, is unprepared when Special Agent Berber enters her life, hunting a preternatural serial killer. Assefa’s intelligent, chocolate eyes and intoxicating aura signature stirs her fire spirit but frightens the woman. Is faith the cure for her fear?


Valen disappeared. Micah’s quest for world domination is underway. An ancient bond threatens to destroy Anna and Roman. A vampire who cannot be trusted…


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Two worlds in danger. A Grand Witch behind bars. A stunning Werewolf and a devilishly handsome Warlock’s pursuit for her affections. Anna awakens to find herself imprisoned by Micah, the Prince of Darkness. Micah’s on a quest for world domination—and it’s not just the Netherworld that’s in danger.


A sister kidnapped. An impending war between Heaven and Hell looming around the corner. A Grand Witch who has no idea what she is. The Prince of Darkness’s obsession in claiming her. It’s up to her to draw out her dormant magic, rescue her sister and stop an impending war.


Teen superhero, Starrella, and her partner, the flying horse, Rockette, challenge the alien killers threatening Atalanta in a thrilling mystery sprinkled with humor and sweet romance.


A Contemporary BDSM Romance Series that would curl your toes and leave you gasping for more.


Two couples, two quirks of fate that can bring them together or tear them apart.


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Ember prefers the dead. When her father dies, she learns her life’s a lie. She’s threatened by a beautiful boy and rescued by unknown family. Now she’s got an uncontrollable power, a household of reapers and shifters and her survival rests with the boy who tried to kill her.


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Based on actual people and events known to the 92-year-old author, this romance novel covers five decades of the love affair between a flamboyant woman and her vibrant city. She transforms from reckless teenager, to divorced single-parent, to successful entrepreneur, and ultimately becomes an eccentric relic of a by-gone era.


Julia MacAllistair, a young singer, had always believed in the power of music. But she never imagined that music could literally take her places–that is until she played the music in the box. Will Julia ever see her home again? Can she return from her Song Journey?

The Song Journey is a beautiful and intriguing story of time travel, love, loss and family, with an invigorating backdrop of social history and music. Singer Julia MacAllistair receives a unique gift from her great-grandmother Etty before she dies. Five sheets of music which are able to transport her back in time. Five adventures await her, where she will meet members of her own family, and face danger in war torn Vietnam, as well as true love in 1940’s New Zealand. A beautifully evocative and visual book about the power of music, with a wonderfully strong narrative voice and characters to remember. Readers who enjoy romance, adventure and historical novels will enjoy this book immensely. 

Review by Chantelle Atkins

Faced with beginning her twenty-sixth year of life insecure and living in the land of Hollywood where men and women either ignore or insult her curvy existence, Katherine decides to make dating her bitch. But decisions don’t always go according to plan. Sometimes we need a little help from friends.


He has autism and she has never felt good enough. Together they set out on a daring adventure where they discover unconditional love in the most surprising of places.


Eighteen-year-old Seven lives where all is peaceful … except for the war raging above the sky. Every year, on Assignment Day, the path of each eighteen-year-old’s life is laid out. Some are given jobs and are “paired” for mating. The others are sent to The War and never return.


An epic tale of love, loss, and redemption, The Blue Hour traces one woman’s struggle to survive in the wilds of 1860s Oregon, as she simultaneously navigates the hidden wilderness of the human heart.

Read this book if you want to immerse yourself in the wilds of western America in the 1860s or get lost in the even denser wilderness of love and loss. 

Maybe this recommendation needs to be simplified even further – read this book. It’s exhilarating to root for a character who is trying to navigate uncharted territory and make the greatest discovery of all.

 

Review by Yvonne Lieblein

What do you do when you learn your girlfriend is a time traveler?


Veronica Farrell is a young, successful American businesswoman who blends in easily with London’s hip, millennial crowd. At least, that’s what she wants you to believe.

Protector is an interesting romantic thriller, which should appeal to people who enjoy both genres. There are plenty of steamy moments between the two main characters, Jude and Veronica, who are both members of a mysterious clan of people who become ageless at thirty. The clan is at war with itself however, and has split into two factions whose disagreements have become deadly. Veronica and Jude should be enemies…but are helplessly attracted to each other.

Review by Chantelle Atkins

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Romance with a dash of fantasy between a solitary woman and the sullen Spirit bound to her against his will.


Lola’s keeping a secret, she’s vampire, and she fears if her new crush Dillon finds out, he’ll reject her, just like her mortal ex did. But when the need to feed causes Lola to make a serious mistake, an old enemy takes the opportunity to wreak revenge, framing Dillon for murder.


An attack on a dark street. Threatening messages. A mysterious black dog with soulful eyes. Melanie Johnson just wants a normal life, but nothing will ever be normal again.

A generally well-written YA supernatural romance with a pleasantly imperfect heroine. Zippy plot toward the end.

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“This is a story about love at first sight and overcoming the demons of your past. Finding Beautiful is passionate from the start. Fighting for love no matter what happens and staying true to each other”


A searing and sexy story of an epic love that plays out on a college campus, over the wind-swept prairie of an Oklahoma ranch, and on a blood-soaked battlefield in Afghanistan.


Hannah Reed is about to be pulled into a world where secrets hide in the shadows of everyday life. It all starts when she meets Ethan Flynn. Ancient societies, marked by destiny, and a mysterious past; Hannah’s life will never by the same. The first book in the Hleo series.


Bisexual teen Corey Nguyen believes that surviving senior year and a budding romance with her friend Kate is all life has in store for her. That is, until prom night, when she’s left alone and in shock, hiding inside a diner restroom, the only witness to a multiple homicide.


Romance in medieval reenactment group between handsome sword fighter and unlikely heroine and her friend’s rocky romantic journey that includes a life threatening hurdle. It also tells the story of a teenager with a developing alien power and its part in Earth’s future.


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Ensnared in Simon’s past life memories of the Civil War, thoroughly modern Kitty faces the challenges of a nineteenth century nurse treating injured soldiers in primitive army camps. Forced to confront her own demons, she sets on a path to self-realization, personal growth, and the love of her life.


She wants love, he wants the gold medal. The lines between love and obsession are blurred in this blend of dark romance and psychological thriller that combines the heat of Fifty Shades of Grey, the twists of Gone Girl, and the warped reality of Black Swan.

Rising romance author Lauren Rico spins a gripping tale of loss, love, and lies in book one of the Reverie series. A true storyteller, Rico grabs the attention of her audience from the get-go. Twisty and tantalizing, Reverie is bound to be a favorite among romance buffs with a love for classical music.

Review by Reverie

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Economy in turmoil; lives, careers and fortunes are at stake. Tom must find out why and who’s behind it. Is the motive greed, power, revenge or even economic terrorism? Facing a crumbling marriage, personal threats and his most challenging ever investigation, he has the added distraction of a romantic attraction.


Teagan Green dreams of escaping the drudgery of Earth and traversing the stars. Will her dreams come true, or will events from her past destroy her?


The Slip Of Me is a story about teenage, love and friendship.


FORBIDDEN LOVE. BLACKMAIL. DISCIPLINE. DECEPTION. A young woman, Cathy Coleman, falls in love with a down-home cowboy, Scott Sampson, but Cathy’s socialite mother is furious. Catherine is meant for a dignified man of stature and means! Scott suddenly finds himself battling through a quagmire of evil manipulations, dished out by the over-protective woman.


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Sabrina, a lovely fairy has it all: fame, fortune, and beauty—until her boyfriend Cade, a rebel vampire, films their involvement in a crime as well as the passionate lovemaking that follows. Can they also prevent the world from falling into the hands of an evil mind with horrible intentions?


Yuki, a young street girl, witnesses Jack Delgato murder another police officer and an informant. Yuki runs for her life as Delgato relentlessly pursues the only witness to the killing.


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Hattie Greene was the typical quiet, nerdy good girl at HKCU…until she wasn’t. Now, instead of teacher’s pet, she’s her professor’s mistress, and with a roommate obsessed with scandal and a vindictive ex, things aren’t looking so great. Will she be able to salvage her future?


It’s Andromeda Strain meets Back to the Future with a healthy dose of Dirty Dancing. Fall into this edgy, action-packed, dystopian love story, and encounter a finicky time machine, a mysterious seashell, and a very clever dog (some sex, swearing and violence, but no vampires and absolutely no ditzes!)


A Cajun family secret, two very different boys, and a fight to keep a grandmother’s love—who would’ve guessed that looking through old photo albums could get Wendy into so much trouble?


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Navy SEAL Rafe Kelly is on leave and doesn’t expect to be fighting terrorists on his home turf. When he’s taken hostage, he knows he has to fight, but a beautiful hostage negotiator presents an unexpected complication. Can she save them both or will she get caught in the crossfire?


Paco Jones is a half-Mexican kid, newly transferred to a private school where he’s called ‘Taco’ and ridiculed daily. So when he falls for Naomi, a beautiful classmate, what hope is there? Through dumb luck and some clever moves, Paco soon finds himself center stage amidst a middle school mess.

The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones is for readers who enjoy coming-of-age novels where the outcast rises up against all odds. Biracial teens should especially identify with this book. Carrillo even dedicates the book to them: “To the bicultural or biracial kids out there who have gone through the pain and confusion—along with the curiosity and beauty—of navigating the world and their identities without ever fitting neatly into one category.” In truth, all teens, no matter what their identity may be, will find valuable lessons in Carrillo’s charming little novel.

Review by Candi Sary

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Secrets can be dangerous. Tessa Micah is determined to keep hers even though a ruthless killer has her in his sights. Detective Parker Bell is determined not to let her die, no matter what he has to do to keep her alive.


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If the Guinness Book of World Records had a category for the world’s most boring life, Millie Stephens knows she would hold the record. After the plain, strait-laced personal assistant is saved by a total stranger from becoming New York City’s latest traffic fatality, she has a disheartening epiphany: her life’s highlight reel didn’t exist. Determined to step out of the shadows and take a walk on the wild side, she starts Millie-style – by making a list.


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Mari and Ki’s story began in the Royal Vow Series, Sweet Surrender. As I finished what I thought to be the last book of the series, Sweet Temptation, I discovered Mari and Ki had another story to tell. I hope you enjoy this two part story of their sweet destiny. Don’t worry, as a thank you treat I’ve included both parts of this story in one book, Sweet Destiny.


She’s feisty, adventurous, and in trouble. He’s the last person she expects to rescue her. Will she choose to protect her heart or trust the only man who ever rejected her?

If you’re a fan of star-crossed lovers, clean stories, or modern-day romances, this novella will appeal to you. The author takes the reader on a journey detailing what it means to let go of your past in order to forgive yourself and others, as Sammie, the main character, has to do just that. Her romantic interest isn’t left out of the loop as far as needing to grow up a bit and give Sammie a second chance. There were moments, because of Lucas’s stubbornness, that he seemed not quite right for her, and like she should go ahead and move on. But in the end, DRAWN TO YOU delivers a quick, sweet read for those looking for a fun, short, romantic story.

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She sought death to be hear savior from agony but she was not allowed to die. Dystopian sci-fi fantasy with sweet touch of romance.


Have you ever tried not liking a guy when your best friends decide you should like him? How about if that guy had the sexiest ass on the planet, and was your birthday-cake one-night-stand with icing on top?


Knowing she’ll die young, Sakura keeps the world at a distance, until she meets the star of her late guardian’s fairy tales. With the handsome yokai sharing her house and teaching her to live and love again, her stoic acceptance of her fate is slipping…


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Sired by a British peer, born of a paramour to Indian royalty, Kali Matai was destined from birth to enthrall England’s most powerful men. She hadn’t counted on becoming their pawn.


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When Bella Holsworthy returns to England after fifteen years roaming the globe, she finds herself in a locale more perilous than any in her travels—the Court of King George IV.


“Save My Place is a rare find, the kind of inspirational, old-fashioned novel you can’t wait to recommend to your friends. Gracefully, tenderly, Olivia Byrd has penned an uplifting story of love, loss, and the courage to carry on despite the inevitable heartbreaks life brings our way.” Cassandra King


The story of a group of civilians making a series of newsreel films for the Australian Government during World War 2. Their adventures and romances make for a riveting insight into life in Australia during those years of turmoil.


Blue Waters is the first Novella in Tainted Waters, a story of a seventeen year old girl learning she is part of a devious trade—one that violates human rights, and she has been… since the day she was born.


When a bookstore owner and a billionaire meet at a literary event, a flirtatious reading of erotica blossoms into something deep and tender in the steamy Florida heat.

A definite read to those who are longing for something hot and sexy enjoys a little bit of drama but not too much, and something short and spicy

Review by Nada Qamber

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In a universe where anyone can be beautiful, who really is? Appearances can be deceiving, and usually are. Science and art converge in the luxe glamor of BeautyWorld. These Tales of Whimsey and Woe explore the concept of perceived beauty. When everyone appears perfect, what can possibly go wrong?


Angel of Song is a historical romance set in France during WWI. In the hell of trenches, the Allied soldiers sacrifice their lives to hold their posts against insurmountable odds. Looking for inspiration, the French believe they’ve found a secret weapon from an unlikely source, the Angel of Song.

The third tale in Anna Rouen’s MASTER OF ILLUSION series can also stand alone, and for readers drawn to historical fiction, intrigue and romance, ANGEL OF SONG is a novel hat trick. Rouen weaves many layers into the fabric of the story — from Angelique’s journey of self-discovery and the complexities of love and loss to the chaos of war and the transformative power of music. While a bit slow at times, ANGEL OF SONG’s well-developed plot and rich character relationships will keep readers turning pages with anticipation.

Review by Yvonne Lieblein

This story teleports a father and son into an astronomical adventure through time and space to save the universe from a hostile takeover. Along the way these two unlikely heroes create the greatest fighting force known to mankind, properly named AstroKnights.


Miho’s long war with her own mind had her ready to give up when she met them: charming Taka with his barely leashed rage and sweet Shinji hiding his abuse behind a boyish smile. Maybe together they can survive their messed up lives…


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The gift of power comes with strings, which are usually attached to angry gods.


Successful artist Caleb Everett lives each day with a real-time film inside his head … playing murder. Working alongside veteran homicide detective Jack Rafferty, he now uses his unique ability to balance the scales of justice. Will this case take apart everything Caleb holds dear?

For the crime and detective novel junkie, TAKE YOU APART is the perfect book to kick back and relax to. Caleb, who suffers from visions of murders through the eyes of the murderer, is a sympathetic and well written character. With a fair amount of violence, it is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, an excellently crafted story.

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Psychic stockbroker Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States, faces stiff opposition from rival Susan B. Anthony and spends election night in jail.


Phillip d’Auvery is tortured. His soul is pledged to his god, but a dark curse drives him to the scourging lash of the priesthood year after year. For Phillip’s curse is a bliss only found when pain smites him until tears are shed. And when pain is the only bliss, can love still prevail?


When Sofi learns of the pain her family’s suffered at the hands of the president of a motorcycle club, she vows to get revenge. With her journalistic skills she infiltrates the club, but her plans go awry when she meets Buzz, the VP.


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A cruel twist of Fate brings Death the one thing he never knew he desired.


Welcome to SPERO HEIGHTS… a little town where supernaturals who have lost their bump in the night go to recover. Tucked in the wooded Ozark Mountains, the humans are rarely cause for concern, but the citizens of Spero Heights have enough past to go around.

A strong paranormal page-turner, perfect for a weekend read. The start of a series, but ends without a cliffhanger. Look for more from this author.

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When Beverly must venture outside, she wears earphones so no one will bother her. Social niceties are designated to her flatmate, Ella. Her boyfriend, Roland, spares her from the dating scene. Beverly won’t speak for herself, because she has a stutter. This is her careful life, until she is betrayed.


Sturgis. Half a million bikers, wannabes, and families in a town of fewer than 7000 residents. What could go wrong?


Romantic Fantasy set in both Medieval and Contemporary England—an adult fairytale about Myra from 2015 and Edward from 1415—two souls destined for each other, as their love transcends time, where their past and future collide in a tale of love, obsession, betrayal, and the hope for redemption.


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For years, Kristina hasn’t been allowed to make decisions, and now her future hinges on a tough decision and a couple of dirty truths.


Undergrad nursing student Jordan must discover what’s more important: making sure the girl he loves life isn’t wasted, or remembering how to live his. Wait! is a story about acceptance, learning to trust and in turn love while facing life’s unexpected difficulties.

A great read for readers who enjoy New Adult College Romance, and for those who enjoys a bit of drama in the midst of the sweet romances.

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In This Changes Everything, the Many Worlds Collective aliens holos choose Clara as Earth’s first Chief Communicator in The Spanners Series. Through the Psi Wars, family and romantic dilemmas across multiple timelines in the multiverse, Clara learns to be the leader of Earth during The Transition and beyond.


Scarlett Rossi hasn’t trusted anybody since that one traumatic night in college. That is, until lovable Vance Holloway set his sights on breaking down her walls. One friendship will be tested. One kiss will change everything. And one secret will tear them apart.


Kate, a frightened, desperate woman on the run, and Ankou, a lonely, fallen God of Death, are united in a magical soulmate bond. Can these two broken people find a way to fit all their disparate pieces together into a stronger, united whole?

This book will appeal to readers who enjoy erotic paranormal fantasy, even if it isn’t backed by a terribly exciting story. 

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In the summer of 1990, Bobbie Lamont meets Miller Hoffman and her life changes. It is love at first sight for them both. Despite the five year age difference, Miller’s mother’s objections, and Bobbie’s aunt’s concerns, the love between Miller and Bobbie can’t be denied or stopped.


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Eris has defied Olympus to protect a bastard god forbidden to exist. Now she must decide what she’ll do with him.


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Chaos carefully orchestrates the pawns in a game no one knows they’re playing. Her goal: redesign Dionysus’ Fate.


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Thanatos, god of death, has an almost flawless record until he encounters a woman who refuses to die.


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She’s afraid to love again, and he’s afraid to love at all, until their shared love for horses shows them how to love each other.


Fantasy and Adventure at its best with a touch of romantic running right down the middle. It will make you laugh and cry.


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Ally is an Ordinary; a human immune to the virus. Luke is an Exceptional; a superior human being. After a twist of fate, their lives collide, and neither of the events that follow will change both of their lives, forever. How will Ally handle life in the City? How will Luke handle pressure from his father to excel?


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Tabitha Stam has her perfect life planned out. What she did not plan is waking up in a mountain cabin with bruises and a bump on the head. And she’s not alone. Can Tabitha trust the man in the cabin? Can they figure out how to survive a mountain winter?


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When a mysterious, charming street performer hires Christina to be his assistant, she sees an opportunity to overcome her fears and become a magician in her own right. But as he grows jealous of the attention she’s getting, she wonders if cozying up to him is worth the price of admission.


In imperialistic Kherah, gods and science are indelibly intertwined. Moreva Tehi, the spoiled, headstrong granddaughter of a goddess, is banished to a volatile far corner of Peris for neglecting her sacred duties, only to venture into dangerous realms of banned experimentation, spiritual rebirth, and fervent, forbidden love.


Brina and Eagan meet for the first time when she’s nine and he’s fourteen. They like each other from the very beginning, though their bond isn’t immediate, but it grows over the years. Then Brina becomes a teenager, and her feelings for her friend start changing and deepening.


After the horror of his past, his fractured soul is safe only in solitude…until one day, his refuge is irrevocably breached by an ethereal beauty haunted by demons of her own. 


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It takes 7 seconds to crash. It takes 3 seconds to fall in love. It takes an infinite moment to let go. David Medwin’s life is fading away, and all he can think about is what it means to be alive. An intense story about life, death and, most of all, love. (Ages 17+)


Smart…Sexy…Mad! Polaroids: Original Nature tells the story of a schizophrenic, voyeuristic outsider artist, Singer Fauth, and her highly hedonistic relationship with a slightly narcissistic partner in mischief, Lee Heureux.


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In a new America where almost no one can be trusted, Caroline Gerard lies unconscious in a government hospital as others decide her fate. As she recovers from her injuries, all she has are her memories of a rich and beautiful past.


The novel takes place in an advanced medieval setting and follows the love story of soldier Tassia and wanderer Sam. The pair meet in the midst of a dangerous raid where Tassia, a soldier from the Wheat Sky empire, rescues Sam, a wandering nomad trapped inside a lunatic enchantress’s compound.


Journalist Skylar Shaw covers a plane crash on a Florida beach that leads her to a handsome yet mysterious Italian man…and the conspiracy that threatens all he holds dear.


In a parallel narrative to “The Man I Love,” author Suanne Laqueur gives Daisy Bianco the chance to tell her story. And give her answers true.

The fabric of Daisy’s point of view is intricately woven with flashbacks, fierce truths and a fearless look at what it means to forgive even if you can’t forget. Laquer is a master storyteller, and in this sequel, her characters continue to take center stage.

Give Me Your Answer True is a must-read sequel, and while the ending may seem a scene too short, there’s no waiting to find out what happens next. Here to Stay, the third book in Laquer’s “Fish Tale Series,” was released last week.

The author’s first acknowledgement is one that readers will echo, “It seems odd to thank a fictional character, but I do thank Daisy for persuading me to tell her story.” Thank you, Daisy.

Review by Yvonne Lieblein

The end of the world brings chaos, madness, and psychic powers. For Emma and Arthur, separated by an ocean, it brings a love that demands everything.


Luscious art forger Laila Cambridge has a little vampire problem…. She’s a high-spirited woman with a sordid past, trying to go straight. Enter gorgeous John Bolingbroke, a half-vampire…


As chaos descends on a crippled Earth, survivors are tormented by strange psychic gifts. In this time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test. A mystical journey, a haunting love…

FALLEN is the kind of novel you tumble into heart first, immediately lost in a thicket of emotion where hope-filled light shines through intertwining thorny points of fear and devastation. The author creates a cadence where revelation is ripe and ready, as if she knows exactly how much we need to see and understand in order to recognize Emma’s struggles as our own.

Go ahead, allow yourself to fall into FALLEN. While the ending is one of those “things that make you go hmm,” you can exhale in knowing there are three more books in the After series. Phew.

Review by Yvonne Lieblein

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IS SHE AVAILABLE pushes the edge of what is possible with present-day ebooks. It is not an App, it is a true book that marries pop art, comics, avant-garde, jazz, spoken word poetry, video and animations, The collaborative work of artists, musicians, editors, and designers from two continents. Adriano Bulla, Literature Blog


Remember how it feels to Fall in Love? Race against the clock through a dystopian nightmare. Climb naked into an untested time machine. Wake up twenty years younger on a tropical beach, buck naked and mortally wounded, with your heart in your throat.  Fall in love!

Review by Crossing In Time

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Nobody’s career change was ever this rough . . . or rewarding! Auguste Kensley just wanted a vacation, a break to reconsider his chosen career and get his head together, to someplace exotic, a paradise on earth. Then she arrived. Was it new love, or was she only a deadly temptation, one to be avoided at all costs? But then they came, it all happened so fast, before he could find out the truth. He was kidnapped and held for ransom. And his only option for release, he had to complete the condition. But was there really freedom . . . afterwards?


Sam of Haywood is the most promising Paladin trainee in Thule… and knows it. The problem? Sam is really Lady Samantha, daughter of a duke. Disguising her gender, Sam fights alongside the warrior elite. But war is coming, and Sam must pick a side. Will saving the kingdom cost her life–or just her heart?

Paladin is an outstanding fantasy novel of the swords/high fantasy sub-genre, fit for YA or adult audiences. The book can stand alone, but it also sets up a world for more adventures, and I hope the author provides them. This is a fantastic book that shows what great promise there is in independent publishing. You can’t go wrong with Paladin.

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Killing isn’t exactly on Rosalie Lockwood’s list of things to do when she runs away from home. But guns and motorcycles become her latest fashion accessories as she falls for Steele, co-leader of the Fallen Paladins motorcycle club. Enter the unique world of good vs. evil in The Devil’s Flower.

A fast-paced book that will appeal to paranormal and motorcycle fans.

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The story of three brothers raised in a dark world of abuse and destruction. Will they escape or will they fall so deep into the darkness that the dark is all they will ever know. Trapped inside their own minds.


One last chance and a twist of fate take her on an adventure that she never imagined.


They say, “The third time’s the charm”, and for sixteen-year-old Brooke Day, they had better be right. She’s been here before, twice in fact, and so has the darkness awaiting her return.

A great read for paranormal enthusiasts who enjoy a little bit of everything, especially romance.

Review by Anita Lock

Vidarr wants to possess Kindra, he needs to dominate her. The urge to bed her devours every thought, but little does he know the hunter would soon become the hunted. Will he fall prey to the one who unleashes the sexual beast that dwells under the ravaged moon?


Get your claws into this science fiction romance with adventure, mystery, and humor. Human colonists on Eden welcome a spaceship of aliens with scales of four colors. Intrepid scientist, Dr. Lucy Stannis, befriends the Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak, and strives to discover the aliens’ secret and save the colony.


It takes the whole team to save the world; to save the man she loves. Jack and Maria watch another agent die before being tasked with getting information on the bio weapon’s lab back to the CIA. To accomplish this one must be sacrificed, but she can’t accept that.


Seventeen-year-old Groundling, Fennel, is Sightless. She’s never been able to see her lush forest home, but she knows its secrets. She knows how to hide in the cool, damp caves when the Scourge comes. And she’s always known this day would come—the day she faces the Scourge alone.

Reviewed by Katie French on our original website, www.undergroundbookreviews.COM, this review was written before we adopted the RUNDOWN/RECOMMENDATION style for reviewing.

Review by Katie French

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A YA urban fantasy about a grief-stricken girl who’s rescued by a merman — now she just has to free him from the neighbourhood pool.


Spaceship crash when code thief Kat escapes with renegade Captain Black Hawk. What tragic secret does he hide behind his mask?


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No one likes to spend time with Kat, because Kat can see the dead. Arriving at university, she vows to keep her Sight a secret and live a normal life. But that might not be easy in Edinburgh, where spirits roam the cobbles, and the bloody past comes alive…


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As if knowing she’s a succubus–cursed with the ability to drain life energy from men–wasn’t stressful enough, seventeen-year-old Allison must also navigate a rocky relationship with her Bible-thumping aunt, keep an eye on her curse-loving twin sister, and oh yeah…try not kill the guy she’s falling for.


Radical life changes and too much champagne at high altitude can take a girl to the most interesting places.


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In a land of dying magic and vanished elves, two warriors embark on a quest to hunt a dragon. Leliana is a feared commander. Daryn Raine is a foreign general in desperate need of help. When they meet, it’s like the clash of titans. Their passion unleashes a lost magic.


n the 1950s, a brilliant young pianist with a defective heart meets the love of his life and strives for success in the daunting world of classical music. ELI’S HEART is more than a compelling love story – it is filled with music, courage and hope.

Fans of Nicholas Spark novels looking for similar romance themes will be pleasantly surprised with Jordan’s latest novel. One does not need to be a connoisseur or aficionado of classical music to appreciate the depth of relationship between Eli and Krissy. On the plus side, for those who are way into this musical genre, Jordan includes and rich list of suggested recording discussed in Eli’s Heart, as well as specific recordings by Samuel Sanders. Undoubtedly, a great read that comes highly recommended.

Review by Anita Lock

Wainwright is haunted to find why his business partner was murdered on the ski slopes of Aspen. What he finds instead is a millions of dollars fraud within his company. Are they connected? Which of his other partners is involved? Who can he trust? Then another partner is murdered.