#Roundup ….@chronic_mom @RileyHart5 @MsLaShawnVasser @DelaneyDiamond @AveryFlynn @KimberlyKincaid @NanaMalone @lenahartwrites @emersonroseauth @AmarieAvant @devon_mccormack

Tim Caldwell doesn’t do relationships…Not after his wife walked out on him and their daughter ten years before. He’s got a well earned reputation as a Casanova Cowboy who’s never met a woman he couldn’t talk into bed…until Toni duBois. Disinterest isn’t something he’s used to. Neither is playing by someone else’s rules.

Toni duBois doesn’t do forever…After fifteen years away, Toni’s headed home to Louisiana in search of the answer she needs and the redemption she craves. Then her car breaks down in Bluebonnet, Texas. She doesn’t plan on hanging around Bluebonnet any longer that she has to and she isn’t interested in a steamy, sexy entanglement. Regardless of how good looking said entanglement might be.

Rene Caldwell doesn’t do step-moms…Unfortunately for both of them, Tim’s teenage daughter, Rene has opinions. Lots of them. And she’s feeling a certain kind of way about Toni—mostly pissed. So when she pulls out all the stops to keep Toni from getting her hooks into Tim, and Toni’s dark past is revealed, no one is safe from the fallout.

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Will their arrangement ever be enough?

Relationships are not a priority for restaurateur Esteban Galiano, and when he sees Sonia Kennedy at a party, he plans to make her a conquest in a long line of many. But she rebuffs his advances and forces him to adjust—determined to meet the challenge and do whatever he must to make her his.

All her life, Sonia’s beauty has caused unnecessary problems, and right now she needs a job, not a suitor. When Esteban makes an indecent proposal, her first instinct is to turn him down. But soon she’s rethinking her response. Maybe it’s time for her to use what she’s got, to get what she wants.

Avery Flynn, Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone, Virginia Nelson, Angi Morgan, Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, Misty D. Waters

18 brand new sexy stories from bestselling authors, every one too steamy for the penalty box . . .

20% of royalties from sales of Hot on Ice will go to Homes for our Troops, a charity that builds specially modified homes for injured veterans.

Get ready to fall in love with the smokin’ hot hockey players of the New Orleans Cajun Rage. After this season’s Cinderella run all the way to the Finals, these heroes have won the Cup—and now your heart is the goal.

FREE AGENT, USA Today Best Seller Robin Covington – Finally out, he thought he knew his next step . . . until the man he might not be able to resist puts a sexy offer on the table.

BODY CHECK, USA Today Bestseller Desiree Holt – The Cup, the girl, and the future-could he make them all come together?

DEEP CHECK, USA Today Bestseller Kimberly Kincaid – There’s no such thing as in too deep…

BLOCKED, USA Today Bestseller Heather Long – He needs to clean up his reputation . . . Can this bad boy keep the pop princess safe?

RANSOM, USA Today Bestseller Nana Malone – The last thing he wants is to be stranded in a cabin with the one girl he’s always wanted.

CAGED, USA Today Bestseller Virginia Nelson – She plans to melt the ice king’s heart and prove she’s just the girl to go skate to skate with him, whether he likes it or not.

BREAKAWAY BROOKE, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan – Can he convince this Amazon beauty to stop fighting her erotic powers long enough to play his game?

THE WARM UP, Xio Axelrod – Toss a stoic defenseman, a no-nonsense nurse, and a ward full of crafty children in a Cup and anything can happen.

CHECK MY HEART, Christi Barth – The only thing that will make him happy again is the one woman he can’t have . . .

FULL CONTACT, Andie J. Christopher – This player has a bounty on his virginity. She has him up against the boards.

BLADE, Avery Flynn – Sometimes the line between love and insanity is as thin as an ice skate’s blade.

UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN, Kim Golden – When it comes to the game of love, he’s playing to win.

COURAGE, Lena Hart – This hot-tempered coach is fully prepared to fight for his wife—but can he win back her heart?

PENALTY BOX BLUES, Robin Kaye – The only woman who knows his secret can slam his heart against the boards with a sideways glance. He is so pucked.

BEAR NAKED, Katie Kenyhercz – When he sets his sights on a goal, it’s only a matter of time.

IN SKATES TROUBLE, Kate Meader – Can a passion that started in the dark find a lifetime of love in the light?

MAKING HIS MOVE, Susan Scott Shelley – Making impossible saves is easy compared to falling in love.

CHECKING YES, Misty D. Waters – She’ll send him to the penalty box, and keep him there . . . for good this time.

Haven Shaw wouldn’t consider her love life a tragedy romance just . . . tragic. A disaster. A catastrophe. She wanted off the break-up and make-up crazy train that left her unable to recognize herself.

Her plan. End the ridiculousness and focus on getting control of her life.

His plan. Which one?

Love’s plan. Amp up the crazy.

Love and life were about to get much more complicated.

PLEASE NOTE: A Reservation for One is a 2-Part series.. This NOVELLA is a traditional sweet romance and ends in a cliff-hanger. It is adult in nature and is for mature audiences only.

THIS NOVELLA CONTAINS PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BONUS MATERIAL.

 

Haven Shaw learned the hard way that even after messy break-ups, broken hearts, and the loss of loved ones . . . life goes on.

She was fully prepared to meet the challenges of her future alone. That was her plan.

Too bad her plan, his plan, and love’s plan were never on the same page.

Find out how it all unfolds in part 2 of the Untamed Love Series – A Reservation for Two.

For mature audiences only.

Before Lincoln Zager, I was submerged in a happily ever after, until it all came crashing down. The love of my life had gone missing and was presumed dead. That’s the day I died inside.

Then Lincoln came along, and he was relentlessly determined to revive me, protect me, and own me. He offered me a second chance at forever.

Lincoln had to thaw the numbness surrounding my heart. He fought me … for me. His sexy, muscular body is blemished with scars. But he taught me that my emotional scars have enhanced my beauty.

No matter how strong Lincoln’s love is, another man harbors a dangerous affection for me. I have an obsessed stalker. Like Lincoln, he also claims that he will never let me go…

Reese Dunham has two rules when it comes to men – No suits. No cops.

Evan Zaccaro is a narcotics detective on a mission to take down a dangerous biker gang, both a suit and a cop.

When Evan crosses paths with Reese while undercover, sparks fly and Reese’s rules go out the window.

Despite the intense heat between the pair, there are forces keeping them apart. Reese’s father was slain by the LAPD, and that’s only the beginning of the secrets in her life. Next, a surprise marriage means that Reese and Evan are now step brother and sister. With the universe against them, Reese and Evan start to fall in love and fight to be together.

As Evan closes in on the gang, things take a dangerous turn and Reese is put at risk. Can Evan save her in time? And will they finally get to be together?

Note: this is a rerelease of Secrets She Keeps

After his boyfriend dumps him, Hayden is in need of a place to live. Thanks to his buddies, he has a great lead to room with a guy named Cody in Metropolis, the hottest condominium in town. But things get a little uncomfortable when Hayden shows up for the interview and discovers he and Cody share an awkward up close and personal experience from their past.

Cody doesn’t have a problem living with Hayden. He’s had his share of help when he was down and out, and he wants to do the same for this guy. It’s not long until Cody realizes how great it is having someone around. Sometimes, they watch movies together…and other times, they help get each other off–one of the perks of living with a guy who’s as laid back about sex as he is. They hit off so well Cody even decides to act as wingman for Hayden while he gets used to hitting the town again.

Before they know it, they’re spending more time with each other than with anyone else. But Hayden just got out of a relationship and should be spending his nights having fun and working it around town, not jumping into something serious again. Cody’s always just gone with the flow, believing if it’s meant to happen, it will. But life doesn’t always work that way, and if they don’t fight for what’s right in front of them, Hayden and Cody might be over before they have the chance to even get started.

There’s never a dull moment at Metropolis…the condominium known for having the hottest openly gay tenants in town. The boys of Metropolis are always on the prowl for a good time. They like their drinks heavy and their tricks easy.

Gary should be living it up in his South Tower unit of Metropolis, but he’s having a hard time adjusting to his newly single status. It’s not easy to walk away from five years with his ex, who he discovered was cheating on him with some North Tower twink. After a night out partying, licking his wounds, he goes to bed alone. When he wakes the next morning, there’s a naked guy in his bed. Not just any guy. A stud from North Tower. But hot as he is, what the hell is he doing in his room?

Travis doesn’t get why Gary’s freaking out. So he went home with Gary’s roommate and accidentally crawled into the wrong bed. It’s not the first time he’s woken up in a strange place. Maybe Gary would loosen up a little if he gave it a try as well. Travis has more important things to deal with though…like his meeting with an investor who could give him the money to start his massage clinic.

They’re both sure that’s the last time they’ll have to deal with each other until a mix-up leads Gary’s ex and Travis’s investor to think they’re an item, which Gary and Travis use to their benefit by posing as a couple around town. Soon, they discover the chemistry between them is off the charts. Travis brings out a sexual confidence Gary didn’t know he had–one Travis enjoys exploring with him. But as the two keep up their boyfriend hoax, Gary realizes Travis isn’t as shallow as he thought. Gary’s starting to develop feelings for him. But Travis doesn’t do relationships, and Gary should know better, considering they’re just faking it…

What was Reginald Johnson Harrison into? And did Sylvia Shannon kill him?

Those are the two questions that keep playing in the mind of Detective Vincent Kapoulous.

The best detective on the case is stumped. It doesn’t help that the person of interest is one of the most beautiful women he’s meet—and he’s fallen for her.

But putting that aside, he has a case to solve. So using his unorthodox methods, with the help of his ride or die secretary and rookie partner, they set out to find out about missing paintings, dead bodies and possibly one of the most beautiful serial killers in the world.

Sylvia Shannon is confused, in the dark and a suspect for murder. With a stepsister she can scarcely trust and a handsome detective that seems to take more than a professional interests in her; she doesn’t know where to turn.

She knows one thing however: she’s not going to jail for a murder she didn’t do, and if she has to solved this crime herself, so be it.

She just hopes that her growing feelings for the sexy, cool Detective Kapoulous doesn’t trip her up.

Note from Author: “This is a work of fiction, created solely from my reality. Any errors regarding unorthodox or proper procedures in the legal system were done on purpose to further the storyline.”

A fun read, with a lot of twists, turns and eccentric characters.

A crime suspense story with a Film Noir feel, set in contemporary times.

This story isn’t a matter of who did it? But why?

You’ll never look at art and a museum the same way again!

Caleb left me broken, alone, divorced and… pregnant. Finding Julián was the best thing that ever happened to me… to us.

Now all I want to do is start our lives together.
But starting over isn’t always easy.
Moving back to my hometown carries a burden of the past—A past full of betrayal and heartache.

But Julián would never leave me.
He would never walk away.
He’s loving, trusting, honest and honorable.
Always a man of his word,
Almost always…

When his past comes back to haunt us It’s my duty to protect my son I have no choice…I have to walk away.

He isn’t about to let his past keep us apart but a future together is too dangerous for my son.

But Julian is a Marine.
He doesn’t give up, He doesn’t walk way.
He fights for what’s his,  and I am his.

**This is a full-length stand alone military romance with a happily ever after and no cliff hanger**

@empetrova #Welcomeback to #BKRanch …


Are you ready to Return to Book Knockers Ranch ?

I know I am because Pushing Buttons is 99cents all this week!


It’s all in her head. Until she falls into the hands—and hearts—of two cowboys.

Sexual dysfunction. The words make Sybill cringe, but after one too many failed relationships, she has to face reality. Her O-button is broken, big time. Sick of sitting on the sexual sidelines, she books a week at Boot Knockers Ranch. If a passel of rugged cowboys vying to bring her bliss can’t get her off, nothing will.

Hugh had planned to sit out this week’s rotation of sexual therapy, but when he spots sultry Sybill, he pulls rank. His bone-deep urge to possess her isn’t enough to coax elusive orgasms out of her body, though. And his resolve to give the lady whatever she needs wavers when she shyly makes a mind-blowing request.

Riggs stepped aside when Hugh muscled in to claim Sybill, but he jumps at the chance to fulfill her ultimate fantasy—a threesome. But once they come together, all barriers are stripped away, exposing his love for the one man—and woman—he’d break every last rule to make his own.

Warning: This ain’t your daddy’s ranch. Contains cowboys administering sexual therapy to frustrated ladies—and each other. Fresh batteries recommended. You’re gonna need ’em!


There are no words for desire this hot…but he’ll sure try to find them.

If there’s one thing that Damian Vince can do well, it’s read women. With his trademark wink and sexy drawl, he’s the most wanted cowboy on the Boot Knockers Ranch, a spa where sexually challenged women come to get charmed out of their uptight panties.

He’s also the ranch’s bad boy—he hates to admit he’s had his mug-shot taken more than once. But now he’s on the right path, ranching and fulfilling women’s desires.

Prim grade-school teacher Ruthie Johansson prays Damian will be able to fix her strict upbringing that’s left her leery of men and intercourse, though her body aches for both. Once she sets eyes on the muscular, auburn-haired Damian, she throbs only for him.

As they get skin to skin, her instinct touches something Damian’s been struggling to hide from his fellow Boot Knockers. A secret he’s spent a lifetime keeping buried beneath bar brawls and a bad attitude. But with Ruthie’s gentle coaxing, he just might give overcoming it another try—as long as they do their homework in bed.


There’s no escaping ranch policy—anything to please a lady…

The Boot Knockers Ranch caters to women in all ways. And now rookie Paul is officially part of the team. He’s had six months to hone his skills with the ladies and prides himself on being a prime catch.

Jack would agree. He can’t get the rugged cowboy out of his system. He wants Paul in his bed more than anything, but his best friend has always been resistant to relations with other men. Jack’s instinct says different, but he values Paul’s friendship too highly to push it.

Then Jack takes on beautiful new client Lissy Lofton and finds himself falling hard for the confident show jumper. He’s not the only one. Lissy has caught Paul’s attention, and the attraction is mutual.

But now Jack has a problem. Lissy’s sexual appetite is so ravenous, he doubts he can last the week without backup. Which presents an irresistible opportunity to invite Paul into their bed—where the incandescent heat brings all their walls tumbling down.

Warning: Contains two smoking-hot cowboys whose drive to please the same woman spurs a desire to please each other.


It’ll take more than ropes and whips for this cowboy to keep his bratty woman in line.

At twenty-three, Bree Roberts is ready to sow some wild oats. The perfect place to start? The neighboring spread—The Boot Knockers Ranch, where twenty smokin’ hot cowboys deliver sexual therapy to women. The problem? The entry fee is more than she’s made in a lifetime.

Only wanting to explore, she figures her tanned, toned legs will be her ticket to ride. Except Ty keeps kicking her off their land. Then she begins to suspect the reason why. He likes her.

If Ty spots that little vixen wrapped around one of his cowboys one more time, he’s going to throw her over his knee. Trouble is, she’d like it. Catching her participating in the ranch’s notorious, semi-clad corn-hole tournament is one thing, but when he finds her under their resident Dom’s whip, enough is enough.

Ty won’t throw a naked woman out of his bed, namely one who deserves a spanking, but showing Bree the rewards of sex mixed with a little emotion leads to trails neither of them intended to tread.

Warning: Contains a spitfire cowgirl who excels at breaking the rules, and a cowboy who lays down the law—and a firm hand on her ass cheek.


She wants to turn up the heat. He’s got the skills to whip her into a frenzy.

TV food show host Tabbart Tracy works hard to give viewers her best recipes. But while her fans are legion, her personal life is colder than a meat locker. Most men just want her to serve up some pie—in the nude.

One glance at her assistant’s sexy brother, though, and her body skips straight from low simmer to rolling boil. Especially when she tracks him down at a stud ranch. Where he’s the stud.

When a certain little TV foodie personally requests Stowe’s company for a week, he’s flattered as hell. She needs to give up some control, and as a sex therapist otherwise known as the “Dom from Down Under”, Stowe has the leather, rope, and paddles to do it.

Just as Tabbart melts into a puddle under Stowe’s hands, her worst fear chills her back to reality: someone recognizes her. Worse, her Master frowns on opening her checkbook to make it all go away. But trusting him means hanging onto their connection with both hands—while he takes her for the ride of her life.

Warning: This book contains a TV chef looking for some R&R (as in rough and raunchy) and a whip-wielding Aussie cowboy Dom intent on showing her she can take the heat. As hot as—and anywhere—she wants it.


She never expected to feel the vibrations all the way to her broken heartstrings.

Diapers and baby food are uppermost in Skye Blackwood’s mind—at least until she’s alone at night. Two years is a long time, and her toy collection isn’t all that satisfying. Especially since her battery-operated lovers came from Booker, her ex.

Everyone said they married too young, and they were right. He could be a bigger part of their daughter’s life, though, so she tracks him down—and is shocked to discover he’s working at a Texas sex therapy ranch. She reserves a week of something tall, dark, and cowboy for herself, planning to use her down time to talk to Booker.

When Skye steps onto the Boot Knockers stage, Booker doesn’t hesitate to pull the plug. A giant misunderstanding may have ended things between them, but no way is he letting another cowboy into her bed.

Once alone, their animal attraction flares back to life. But time hasn’t healed the emotional wounds that still run deep. And renewing their old bond could be the biggest mistake they ever made…

Warning: Contains smoking-hot sex scenes with toys, without toys, with an extra partner, and just one-on-one. Suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced cowboy lovers. Sorry, you’ll have to supply your own batteries. Better buy a case. Oh, hell, just buy stock in the company.


#NewRelease!

Where There’s Smoke Book 2

Where there’s smoke, Ryan is eager to jump into the flames.

Ryan, aka Blaze, is a California smokejumper whose motto is “grab life by the balls and hold on tight.” He refuses to accept defeat, and that’s why he fights the world’s biggest wildfires. He loves his job, and it’s even better with a certain quirky woman making a documentary about their team. Every time she’s around, Blaze has a hard time zipping his jumpsuit.

Scarlett is only interested in finishing this documentary for her dissertation. She isn’t into Blaze’s rugged good looks and crooked smile. The two of them are just buddies—who see each other naked, that is. Between his rough hands and heart of gold, Scarlett wonders how she will be able to walk away once she’s finished filming. But maybe she won’t need to.

When the smoke clears…

Do people fall in love after only a few days? Blaze’s idea might be crazy enough to work. When he says, “I bet you can’t handle a man like me forever,” Scarlett is head-over-heels enough to try. Which means a wild trip to the justice of the peace and a wedding dinner at IHOP is in order.

But now that the fire’s died down and reality has hit, she doesn’t want Blaze in the path of danger. Not when she had everything to lose. And Blaze damn well isn’t giving up the only thing he’s been passionate about. As they fight to build a life out of lust, will they be able to create something out of the ashes?

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Where there’s smoke, Maddox jumps into the flames.

Maddox has been battling California’s wildfires for years. As a smokejumper, he’s trained to take action first and think second, but when he sees the cabin his best buddy owned before his death surrounded by a wall of fire, he can only think of his friend’s widow.

Sydney came to the cabin to ready it to sell. The place holds too many memories for her peace of mind, and after three years of grieving, she’s ready to take a deep breath and move on. But she can’t do that smothered in her cabin.

When the smoke clears…

Maddox needs to evacuate the curvy vixen he has thought about too much since his friend’s passing, but the stubborn woman won’t leave. The team is short-handed, and she’s determined to get hands-on training. Cutting, shoveling, digging—all those things should wear out a woman of her size, but she still has amazing stamina in his bed—as well as bent over logs and pinned against trees.

The smokejumpers aren’t dropped into the danger zone with any water to fight the blaze, which is good because Sydney doesn’t want to douse what she has with Maddox. The sexy firefighter is everything she could want in a lover, and his link to her past makes her feel what they have is real. Until they’re back at base and no longer feeling the heat.

Maddox may never see her as more than his friend’s widow, but Sydney believes this is more than a danger-zone fling.

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Just because I saw these pretties on sale

Up in Flames box set

East Street Fire Company is battling dangerous fires all over the city thanks to an arsonist on the loose. Between a new recruit and several veteran firefighters, they’re on red alert for the criminal. Faced with unseen dangers and even explosions in their own back yard is bad enough but time is running out for their condemned firehouse. Good thing the women who fall into their arms–and laps–are good at handling all that testosterone and distracting them from their stressful duties.


Country Fever Book 1

One man by day, the other by night. With cowboys this hot, who needs sleep?

Eight months after her lover, Holden, went off to join the Alaskan fishing fleet, Laurel gave up on him and soothed her broken heart by focusing on her dream of owning a small organic farm. Now her crop is growing—and so are her feelings for Jens, the hunky rancher who owns the land she’s tending.

Behind her affection for Jens, though she hides a secret: she still aches for Holden. If Jens knew she once loved his best friend, she fears he’ll walk out on her, too.

When Holden returns to find his girl in Jens’s arms, he’s nearly crippled with jealous rage. And with fear that she’ll run away from them both unless they figure out a solution—fast. It’s Jens who comes up with the crazy-hot idea to share her.

As their three-way dance of seduction heats up, the sexual and emotional barriers fall like dominos. But now it’s Jens who’s holding onto a secret. One that could not only destroy their tenuous bond, but leave them all without a home.

Warning: Contains two sexy cowboys who want the same woman; and, in winning her heart, they discover a steaming-hot attraction for each other.

Em could use some Thunderclap support! A couple clicks and you’re done! Please and thank you!

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Cover Love!
Wynonna coming Apr 29
Author Note

The romance industry is primarily driven by women readers who want to read about men. So having the Rope ‘n Ride series titled with the names of the Calhoun brothers is true to the genre. But then I got to the fiery, stubborn Calhoun sister, Wynonna. This woman has a huge personality, and there is no way in hell she will accept anything less than her name on the front cover—romance genre be damned. And this is why I am pleased to reveal the final book of the Rope ‘n Ride series:

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Yall dont know how much I love this cover …

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Em Petrova was raised by hippies in the wilds of Pennsylvania but told her parents at the age of four she wanted to be a gypsy when she grew up. She has a soft spot for babies, puppies and 90s Grunge music and believes in Bigfoot and aliens. She started writing at the age of twelve and prides herself on making her characters larger than life and her sex scenes hotter than hot.

She burst into the world of publishing in 2010 after having five beautiful bambinos and figuring they were old enough to get their own snacks while she pounds away at the keys. In her not-so-spare time, she is fur-mommy to a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff and works as editor with USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors.


 

The Boot Knocker Ranch Series

PUSHIN’ BUTTONS

BODY LANGUAGE

REINING MEN

ROPIN’ HEARTS
ROPE BURN

COWBOY NOT INCLUDED

 

Rope ‘n Ride series

BUCK

RYDER

RIDGE

WEST

LANE

 



@reanamalori #Weekendseries #Moreplease! #Review

Jackson (Jack) Pittman is a Navy man through and through. “Love ’em and leave ’em” is his motto. He has his SEAL team, his friends, and spends his life hunting the bad guys. What more could he need?

Lisa Worley has only herself. No husband to drag her down, no children to worry about, a career that she loves, and friends she can depend on. That’s the life she wanted. Her home is becoming too quiet at night with only the TV occasionally breaking the silence.

The night Jack met Lisa they both discover something neither expected nor wanted.

Now Jack has a beautiful woman in his arms at night to keep him warm. Someone to welcome him home when he returns from a mission. Sexy. Brave. Strong. Dependable. If he had to put in an order for an ideal woman, then she was it.

The excitement of leaving on dangerous missions no longer appealed to him. It was time for him to slow down. Maybe the day had come to finally admit how much he needed her and wanted to make a life together.

After a weekend fling that meant more than it was supposed to, Kara Thomas finds out she’s pregnant with Austin Delaney’s child. Kara doesn’t want to trap Austin into being a father, and she knows he has a very dangerous job as a Navy Seal. However, she realizes she made the wrong choice in not telling Austin about her pregnancy when he shows up at her door unexpectedly.

Austin doesn’t know if he’s ready to be a father, but he knows that he wants Kara. When he finds out she’s having his baby, he’s determined to make her his wife, in every sense of the word.

Okay I havent read book two of the weekend series but I can say that if anything like Book 1 Austin and Kara then Lisa and Jack ‘s story is gonna be awesome sause!!!!!

Be on the lookout for…this one


BIO

Reana Malori writes Contemporary novels focusing on Multicultural / Interracial Romance. She firmly believes that love in all its forms should be celebrated and her stories reflect that belief. She hopes to weave stories that pull the reader into her world and helps them to share in her universe, even if only for a short time.

An avid reader since the age of fourteen, she decided to pursue her passion in 2009 and released her first novella, To Love a Marine. Since then, she has released more than 20 books of varying lengths, to include Weekend Fling, Escape to Heaven, Finding Faith, Conall and Unwrapping a Marriage.

When she is not writing, you can most often find her enjoying a good book as she is, first and foremost, a romance reader. Reana currently resides in Montclair, Virginia with her husband and two sons who keep her busy laughing, having fun, and making sure she doesn’t take herself too seriously.

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@aftonlocke #Spotlight on #OysterHarbor series

Spotlight on Oyster Harbor series and other great books from author Afton Locke

Oyster Harbor ~ where passion and race collide

When Pearl’s sheltered life shatters in the 1930s when her mother dies, her only option is to move in with poor family relations and shuck oysters in the local plant on Oyster Island, Maryland.

Determined to live a morally proper life, the last thing she wants is an affair with a white man, but Caleb, the plant owner, knows a pearl when he sees one. The successful widower is the “oyster king” of the island, but his intense desire for his forbidden new employee, a woman of color, threatens everything he’s built.

What begins as a private sexual liaison flowers into strong feelings that don’t fit the social mores of the island. When their secret is discovered, they risk losing everything. They dared to pluck the pearl, but will their love be strong enough to keep it forever?

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When Leroy gets promoted at the new oyster plant on Pearl Point, all he cares about is working hard. Then he meets flirtatious artist Rose, and soon nothing matters except getting her to the altar and into bed. He’s healing from a recent loss, and isn’t about to let her go too.

Because Rose’s strict, social-climbing father doesn’t approve of dark-skinned Leroy, they court in secret. Although Leroy’s raw passion can convince her to do almost anything, why can’t he understand she needs freedom, not marriage? However, in the 1930s, freedom for any woman is hard to come by.

In Leroy’s arms, Rose finds unimaginable sensual pleasures, but she’s torn by desire and duty. Her father wants her to be white; Leroy wants her to embrace her black heritage. Playing both sides of the fence leaves this young biracial beauty exposed in more ways than one.

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After her husband leaves her for another woman, Sadie Johnson feels unattractive. Unable to face a dreary future of shucking oysters and living with her critical mother, she dreams of being a businesswoman. But in 1936, opportunities for women of color in Oyster Island are limited.

An oysterman at heart, Henry Rockfield would rather sail than run the local branch of his brother’s oyster company. He’s not happy about belonging to the town Klan either, but he’ll do anything to keep the peace and help his family.

When sassy Sadie proves she can run the plant, he can’t resist putting her secretly in charge so he can return to the sea. But when desire resurrects a tragic mistake from his past, he learns business and pleasure are a dangerous mix. When racial conflict hits home, forcing them to choose between love and duty, will Sadie surrender?

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Despite the racial tensions brewing in Oyster Harbor in the 1930s, three interracial couples have found love. When a hurricane blows through, will hate finally be washed away or will it grow back stronger than ever?

Jonathan Carter, filled with hate from a childhood incident, cares only about keeping the Klan strong on the island. Cali Waters, still grieving for her husband who died from a Klan attack, longs to use her healing gift instead of being the Carter family cook. When a hurricane threatens the hospital, Jon started to build, an injury puts his life in her hands and a chance to heal more than his flesh.

Jonathan’s sister, Mary, is tired of the sheltered existence she’s lived since being raped. When Jimmy Clark, a black oyster shucker, rescues her during the hurricane, she heals from his gentle love. But if her brother finds out, both relationships will be put to a test fiercer than any storm.

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Can you resist?

Shopaholic Kyra Mays decides to shop for a rich man on her Jamaican vacation. Instead, she meets Justin Lance, a white reggae singer who’s nearly as poor as the orphans he devotes his life to helping. Overwhelmed by his magnetism, she decides to have a fling with him.

All that matters to Justin is being a perfect Rastafarian. He vows to avoid succumbing to temptation with the dark beauty at all costs. Unable to keep their hands off each other, they forge a bond that is just as emotional as physical as they explore their differences on the lush island of Jamaica. But Justin’s secret will put their ability to compromise through an impossible test.

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You may think it’s sloe fizz gin
But honey we’re sober, just drunk on men

When three African-American women meet at a resort on the Jersey Shore in the 1920s, they say goodbye to their old lives. Finding men as intoxicating as bootleg liquor, they pin their futures on happily ever after. But love can be worse than a hangover when the men’s flaws threaten to destroy them.

When Clive, Hannah’s mysterious stranger, propositions her to be his muse, will she accept? Belle stows away on a bootlegging adventure, only to discover Raoul may be more than even she can handle. While Edie struggles to adjust to a lower standard of living, can Drake seduce her past the point of no return?

This 8-volume serial is a heady romance cocktail stirred with addiction, abuse, betrayal, and scandal. These women aren’t perfect and neither are their men. If you think you can handle it, read on and watch three steamy interracial relationships explode across the pages.

Surprise !

Volume 2 is available on amazon for Pre-order !

Drunk on Men: Volume Two

When Clive, Hannah’s mysterious stranger, propositions her to be his muse, will she accept? Belle stows away on a bootlegging adventure, only to discover Raoul may be more than even she can handle. While Edie struggles to adjust to a lower standard of living, can Drake seduce her past the point of no return?

Another Surprise !! If u adore Afton Locke Like I do …she writes Paranormal Romances as well…!!

Hidden Moon (Hot Moon Rising #4)

Alan Shifflett left Florida’s Moonlight pack due to an inherited mutation that makes him a violent freak. He lives a dull life farther north, suppressing his shifts, but when his father can no longer run Moonlight Diner due to failing health, Alan is compelled to return and face his weakness.

Shelley Fields, once a spoiled high school beauty queen, has dedicated her life to helping her pack. In public, she ridiculed Alan because of peer pressure, but secretly, she longed for her mate. When he returns, she confesses her true feelings, but Alan has no intention of staying where he doesn’t belong.

Meanwhile, Curtis—his rival—has a score to settle, and threats from a rival pack are standing everyone’s fur on end. Terrified of the beast inside, Alan is desperate to return to his safe life, but is leaving his mate, kin, and pack in danger worth the price?

Afton Locke is a USA Today Bestselling Author who prefers romantic fantasies to everyday reality. Fantasies take her to different times, races, places, and beyond. She lives with her husband, several unnamed dust bunnies, and a black cat that can be scary or cuddly, depending on the current book. When she’s not writing, Afton enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and watching retro T.V. Visit her at these links:

I enjoy reading I always have #BloggerLife #Branding

I enjoy reading I always have …

…this blog has helped me connect with other authors and going to events that cater to meeting authors have help me start to develop my brand. The problem is that right now if you know me personally I m a crazy type A- Personality or workaholic or when I’m offered overtime I’m there…so I have this new job I love and drives me batty problem is that they promoted me early not for the higher pay but for servicing clients who are more crazy and I also kept my previous low wage job which for tickets for entry. For these and other reasons I haven’t been blogging or promoting like I want. Well this past Friday the decision was taken from me and I got fired from the low wage job. I have to wait one year to get it back if I want it back …..maybe …. Any ways in the following weeks ahead

  1. I will be doing a quick show case of books that I missed promoting…(one of many) ( maybe it will become a weekly round up?)
  2. I will be post more and adding more reviews
  3. I will be slowly updating my site to better suite my crazy Type A personality and to keep me busy from worrying about my incoming family drama.

My goal with up against the wall is to promote authors who I love and I have found and met my reading standards. If I get rich from doing I m happy but for me this blog has been a blessing. Where I can turn away from the problems in life and focus on the things I hold dear..books and romance… Thank you all for staying growing with me as I experience my growing pains…and defining my brand

Ella Portman

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“When will I see him again? And why do I want to so badly?”

Ben Lakeland owns a failing record store in small-town Welling, New York, and it’s the last place he wants to be. Everything used to be easy: watching football with his frat buddies, drinking beer, and being popular in school. But at 24 years old, everyone else seems to have grown up but Ben. Each day the same: work, run, eat, and sleep, all on his own.

Until he meets Julian.

Everything changes when the mysterious and intriguing new customer enters his store. Who is this man who looks like he walked straight out of a rock band, with his tattoos, leather jacket, and icy blue eyes? And more importantly, why can’t Ben stop thinking about him?

“Would you ever do something like that? You know… kiss a guy?”

Julian Hart just wanted to start fresh. Dumped by his last boyfriend in New York City, he thought Welling would be different – he could focus on pursuing his master’s degree without the constant anxiety of dating.

But there’s only one shop in town to feed his endless record collecting habit, and a friendly, muscular jock works the front counter. Why is he so nice to Julian? And why can’t Julian seem to stop his habit of crushing hard on gorgeous straight guys?

“Can you come home with me? I just don’t want to be alone tonight…”

The two men can’t stay away from one another, and as hard as they try, their feelings aren’t going away. Ben struggles to navigate what his attraction to Julian might mean. Julian knows he can’t have Ben—and that’s exactly why he wants him so bad.

Julian agrees to help Ben try to save the record store. But business and music are quickly forgotten when the two of them discover things they didn’t think were possible.

Breaking the Record is a 70,000 word slow-burn, steamy, emotional MM romance, with a first time gay story and mild hurt/comfort – HEA ending guaranteed

“I’m driving 3,000 miles across the country.”

“You should take me along…”

Will Stetson just graduated from college, and with his degree in Fine Arts, he has no career prospects. He’s a talented artist with no direction, but what bothers him even more is that he can’t find love. He’s flirty, friendly, and openly gay, but he doesn’t want just a hook-up, he wants to find a boyfriend who will truly love him.

Jacob Reitner is a tall, muscular jock who also just graduated and is ready to start his new job. But what will his life be like without his soccer team, business club, and jock friends? After the breakup with his girlfriend, he decides to drive across the country, to his new job in California, all alone. At least until he meets Will… how can a guy make him feel so good?

“You’d be perfect for me if only you could ever love me back.”

On a whim, Jacob meets Will and ends up inviting him on the road trip of a lifetime. But can Jacob resist the feelings he begins to develop for Will? Or will the trip transform them into much more?

“Because I’m falling for you. Or I already have fallen for you.”

I truly enjoyed Can’t Stop Now from Raleigh Ruebin .I can’t express how much I enjoyed both of the characters respective journey’s. For a newbie author, I was surprised how well written it was. So Ruebin you have a new fangirl !

Max is on a business trip alone in a beautiful city. He’s lonely until he meets Riley, the cute, young gay doorman at his fancy hotel. But if Max is straight, why does he keep thinking about Riley? Riley helps Max up to his hotel room, then helps him unwind in more ways than one.

Will Max and Riley spend just one hot night together, or discover that they just can’t keep their hands off each other?

️ FREE new steamy short story!

Tim Rodgers had no idea he would be going on a business trip to San Diego – let alone going with the man he’s had a crush on for months. Tim is quiet and reserved, but John is cocky, charismatic, and a good 7 years older than Tim.

Tim has to share a hotel room with John for 5 whole days. But when he gets to San Diego, John admits something to Tim, and the trip takes a wild turn…. why would John want to pretend to be Tim’s boyfriend?

Tim never expected he’d be sharing so much more than just a room with the other man….

BEYOND EXCITED FOR THIS ONE!

What do you do when a one-time hookup becomes your summertime roommate?

Jesse Chase is in Colorado just for the summer, and he is determined to have fun. It’s his last summer of freedom before graduating from college, and during his first week in town, he has a sexy hookup in a bar with a hot, mysterious man. The connection is explosive, but afterward, the guy refuses to meet up again.

But two days later, Jesse finds out that that same man will be his roommate for the rest of summer…

“Is this how you get all the guys?”

“Not all the guys act like you.”

Nathan Stanford is still hurting after his engagement crumbled almost two years ago. He’s fully focused on his work as a photographer, and he’s definitely not looking for a serious relationship. But when he meets the young, intriguing Jesse in a bar, he can’t hold himself back.

He never expected to end up living with Jesse for the whole summer. He’s completely afraid of taking things any further, but at the same time, he can’t pull away…

“Stay with me. Just for tonight.”

Soon, Nathan is pulled into Jesse’s orbit. He’s forced to photograph a wedding that Jesse is catering, and ends up bringing Jesse on an overnight camping trip soon after.

It soon becomes clear that their feelings can’t be ignored, and what they thought was a summer fling could be so much more….

Seeing Sunrise is a 60,000 word slow-burn, steamy, emotional MM romance, with slight May/December themes – HEA ending guaranteed. (less)

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Raleigh Ruebins started writing MM romance novels in November 2016, and hasn’t looked back since.

For people who like contemporary gay love stories with unique characters, steamy scenes, and always happily ever after endings – I love them too, and there’s nothing else I’d rather write.

@empetrova….#Review #West #Lane #New #Release #BlueCollarDoms


Soo last month I go hugely sidetrack by my new job. Yes I found a job I like in this economy. That doesn’t mean I’m stopping blogging anytime soon. Books keep me centered and what else keeps this cowgirl happier? Books about Cowboys… Two delicious Hot Caliente Cowboys…


…….I love getting my ARCs from Em Petrova…She writes emotional character-driven (in this case family driven) Westerns that make wish I could find a Cowboy one like him in real life. I can’t explain why I m in love with West. Okay I can name a few

West is a hot cowboy who thinks last acts first

He is the best uncle and protector of all the womenfolk in the Calhoun Clan

He loves his woman enough to encourage her to continue the traditions of her people


                                                   

Oh my Lord …
 Lane maybe young but this man treats his woman like a Diamond. Even       though She thinks Lane is way too young and inexperienced….Lane follows her and takes care of his woman, helps her figure out that life without him isn’t worth living and helps her uncover a secret or two.


If you haven’t picked up this one …have your favorite toy around when you do read it …


Attorney Geneva Lang has the right pedigree and attended the preferred Ivy League school. Hell, she even has the right last name to become a partner at the Lawrence and Larringer Law Firm. Nothing will stop her from climbing to the top. Well maybe one thing—the older partners would like to see her married. In a modern world, surely a woman doesn’t need a man behind her to be taken seriously?

Now her mother and friends are tossing men at her like confetti. She doesn’t want them shoved down her throat any more than she welcomes the men she works with hitting on her—whether they make six figure salaries or not. Just when she doesn’t think this month could get more annoying, she ends up in a traffic accident.

Liam Hart takes his job seriously. Almost so seriously that he almost didn’t look up from the mangled body of the Lexus and missed the gorgeous woman in a power suit standing in front of him. One look at the woman and he wants to peel off her hose and throw her legs over his shoulders. But first he needs to make her remember she’s a woman—with needs. Lucky for her he knows how.

Despite the fact that she’s falling for a hunk who is great with his hands—in bed and out—everyone believes she’s having a fling. Why is it so hard to believe a woman like her would fall for a blue-collar man? Their opposite lifestyles can’t possibly tear them apart, can they?

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Em Petrova was raised by hippies in the wilds of Pennsylvania but told her parents at the age of four she wanted to be a gypsy when she grew up. She has a soft spot for babies, puppies and 90s Grunge music and believes in Bigfoot and aliens. She started writing at the age of twelve and prides herself on making her characters larger than life and her sex scenes hotter than hot.

She burst into the world of publishing in 2010 after having five beautiful bambinos and figuring they were old enough to get their own snacks while she pounds away at the keys. In her not-so-spare time, she is fur-mommy to a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff and works as editor with USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors.


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