Blind Seduction: Team Red, Book 1 by T. Hammond and Tara Shaner

Can a blind woman who shares a very special bond with her dog, gain her independence and choose between the love of TWO sailors?

In Blind Seduction an accident leaves Teresa March scarred and completely blind. Encouraged by the support of her friends, Teresa sets about adapting to life in the dark, reclaiming her independence.

Best friends make the toughest adversaries. Sebastian Declan and David Preston retire after twenty years of service to their country. Teresa’s scars discourage neither man in their newest mission: winning her heart. Bastian’s battle is uphill, overcoming Teresa’s negative teenage impression. David is a virtual stranger who fell in love with Teresa through Bas’ pictures and childhood stories. These sexy sailors will stop at nothing, including deploying military tactics, to secure Teresa for themselves.

Smart, opinionated, and handsome commonly describe German Shepherds. Teresa’s service dog, Red, is all this, and then some. Red and Teresa are surprised to discover they share a bond which allows Red to speak into Teresa’s mind. Red’s adept tracking skills, and ability to deduce information, open new opportunities for the pair. More importantly, his quirky humor brightens Teresa’s dark world.

Welcome to Team Red!
You will laugh out loud (the author apologizes in advance for the strange looks you will get when you start to giggle uncontrollably), in this Humorous, Spicy, Paranormal Romance.

WARNING: This book is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18. Contains swearing, which is unfortunate, as the dog repeats everything. When you have two hot, single-minded, sailors pursuing the same woman, graphic language and sexual situations are inevitable.

Author: T. Hammond and Tara Shaner

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
138 reviews

Devil’s Due (Luther Cross Book 1) by Percival Constantine

Half-human. Half-demon. All attitude.Luther Cross here. Dangerously handsome, effortlessly stylish half-demon, at your service. As I have inherited certain…abilities with my odd genetics, I’ve put them to use as Chicago’s foremost paranormal investigator. My current case? Well, I have to admit, it feels a little personal. I’m helping a mysterious girl who’s turned up on my doorstep, pregnant through mystic means. I can’t help but think of my own mother…and if I don’t help her, she’ll face the same fate. Turns out, someone is trying to create an army of half-demons. While it might be a pleasant change to hang out with my own kind, I know most half-demons don’t have my sense of morality. If I don’t stop this evil plan, the armistice between Heaven and Hell will be broken and all of the Earth will pay… It will be the beginning of the end.

Author: Percival Constantine

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
142 reviews

Chance Encounter (A Chance and a Hope Book 1) by SJ McCoy

Chance knew love once—a long time ago. She died when they were eighteen and the best of him died with her. Since then his work on a ranch in Montana has allowed him to keep his distance from people and from happiness. Eighteen years later, he may be ready to start living again—maybe. He’s watched all his friends find love and embark on the next stage of their lives. Part of him would like to do the same; part of him would rather cling to the past. He’s hoping that a trip to the Oregon Coast, and a couple of weeks away from his normal life, might help him figure out how he can move forward and maybe even be happy. It’s taken him eighteen years to get to this point, but a chance encounter on the beach will make him want to figure it all out in just two weeks. He’s come a long way, but can he really open his heart up to happiness—and to Hope?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Chance Encounter is the first of three books in A Chance and a Hope Series.These are not standalone reads. In fact, when you get to the end of this story, you may be faced with a cliffhanger – or you may not. The choice is yours!What do I mean? Well, when you reach the end of Chapter Twenty you’ll be left with a warm and fuzzy Happy-For-Now. Then you’ll be faced with a choice – read on, all the way up to the edge of a cliff where I’ll leave you hanging, or stop right where you are and wait until you get your hands on Book Two to read Chapter Twenty-One. If you love a cliffy, you can have one. If you detest a cliffy, you don’t have to deal with it! And if you hate waiting for the next books in a trilogy, don’t worry because the series is complete and you can binge read them as fast as you like!Book 1: Chance EncounterBook 2: Finding HopeBook 3: Give Hope a ChanceRemington Ranch seriesMeet the sexy brothers of Remington Ranch! Just like in SJ’s Summer Lake Romance series you can expect a story that is both sweet and steamy! Book 1: Mason Book 2: ShaneBook 3: CarterBook 4: BeauBook 5: Four Weddings and a VendettaSummer Lake Romance SeriesEach Summer Lake Romance can be read as a stand alone book – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple’s story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships. Book 1: Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt – Emma and Jack Book 2: Work Like You Don’t Need the Money – Pete and Holly Book 3: Dance Like Nobody’s Watching – Missy and Dan Book 4: Fly Like You’ve Never Been Grounded – Smoke and Laura Book 5: Laugh Like You’ve Never Cried – Michael and Megan Book 6: Sing Like Nobody’s Listening – Kenzie and Chase Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It – Gabe and Renée Book 8: The Wedding Dance – Missy and Dan’s Wedding Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow – Ben’s backstory with CharlotteBook 10: Dream Like Nothing’s Impossible – April and EddieBook 11: Ride Like You’ve Never Fallen – Nate and LilyBook 12: Live Like There’s No Tomorrow – Ben’s storyBook 13: The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura’s WeddingThe Hamiltons SeriesThis series follows the Hamilton family in California wine country. If you recognize the name Hamilton it’s because this is Smoke’s family who own one of the largest wine growing and distribution businesses in the country. In this set of connected stand-alone books you will meet Smoke’s brother and sister as well as a couple of cousins.Book 1: Red Wine and RosesBook 2: Champagne and daisiesThe Davenports SeriesThe upcoming series featuring Hope’s cousins, the sexy brothers, of the Billionaire Davenport family.Book 1: OscarBook 2: TJBook 3: Reid

Author: SJ McCoy

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
123 reviews

Starting Over (Starting Over Series Book 1) by Evan Grace

Book #1 “Starting Over”
Book #2 “Second Chances” (coming Feb. 2014)

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.

Bellamy Carmichael’s finally come home after staying away for six years. There’s just one problem, Luke Carter…

Six years ago she seduced him, but a realization had him turning his back on her and became the cause of her long exodus. But with her brother’s imminent deployment Bellamy knows she’s bound to see him.

Luke Carter made the mistake of crossing a line he never should’ve crossed six years ago…

He knows he’s the reason why Bellamy avoids home, and with her coming back home he’s hoping to make things right. He just wasn’t expecting her to look so damn beautiful.

However, there’s one more problem, Bellamy’s been keeping a secret from Luke for past six years. When passion builds between them she knows that she must tell Luke the truth, but will it bring them closer together?

Or will it drive them apart for good?

Author: Evan Grace

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
230 reviews

Malevolent (The Darkness Series Book 1) by Cassia Brightmore

Darkness has a seductive power, a delicious energy that sinks its claws in deep. Once the devil has a hold of you, true malevolence is born.

Sheriff Brady James has sworn to protect the small town of Durham Heights, his current priority to ruthlessly hunt a sadistic killer on the loose. With lives at stake, his focus is split between two beautiful women – one dark, one light. The clock is ticking, the threat palpable; crawling closer at every turn. Once death has you in its sights, there is no escape.

Pain. Suffering. Lives shattered and broken. In the fight of good against evil, who will survive?

This is the first book in the Darkness series, a wishing evil upon others novel that can be read as a standalone.

Warning: This content contains material that maybe offensive to some readers, including graphic language, dangerous and adult situations. Recommended for readers aged 18 and up.

Author: Cassia Brightmore

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
202 reviews

Moonstone Beach (Main Street Merchants Book 1) by Linda Seed

Kate Bennet owns a small bookstore in Cambria, California—the kind of shop that smells like mildew, furniture wax, and old pages, the kind where you’ll find a cat napping atop the used biographies. Two years out from a divorce that left her emotionally fragile, Kate is starting to think that maybe she’s ready for love again—or at least for a fling with a hot man. Jackson Graham is a local chef who’s controlling when it comes to food, careless when it comes to women, and temperamental when it comes to just about everything.

When Kate’s friends mobilize to set things up between Kate and Jackson, she expects some casual pleasure followed by a hasty goodbye, but Jackson’s long-term crush on Kate means that he’s in this one to win. The problem is, neither he nor Kate knows whether he can change the self-defeating habits that usually send women scurrying for the door as soon as the afterglow fades.

Throw in a beautiful backdrop of rocky beaches and rugged coastline, a manipulative father, a Mary Kay–pushing stepmother, a yapping Pomeranian, and a nervous ring-tailed lemur, and you’ve got Moonstone Beach, the first contemporary romance in a series of four about Kate and her friends, Gen, Lacy, and Rose.

Author: Linda Seed

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
270 reviews

Mean Woman Blues: An Action-Packed New Orleans Thriller; Skip Langdon Mystery #9 (The Skip Langdon Series) by Julie Smith

Mean Woman Blues is the NINTH book in Edgar-winner Julie Smith’s Skip Langdon mystery series.

“Mean Woman Blues is Julie Smith at her most fun and lethal.” -The Clarion-Ledger

“One of the best police procedurals of the year.” –Midwest Book Review

THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN THE WORLD IS TRYING TO KILL HER…

That would be the Rev. Errol Jacomine, crazy as a fox that just ate a loon, and more dangerous than a cell full of serial killers. She’s Detective Skip Langdon, the New Orleans cop who’s twice smashed his criminal endeavors, yet each time he’s managed to slip away. Now he’s mad. In both senses of the word. And he has the connections to have her killed—or worse, those she loves.

After one near-miss and several nasty threats, Skip is driven by fear that she’ll lose the people dearest to her. Despite finding herself disgraced in her own home town (seems Jacomine knows how to frame as well as kill), she goes on the hunt for the kind of maniac with a gift for conning people and the extreme makeover to make it work.

THREE ANGRY WOMEN, EACH ONE DISSED, SCORNED, AND HELL-BENT…

But by now Jacomine’s madness has escalated to the point that he’s finally gone too far with too many people. Before it’s over, more than one person’s stalking him, and some are women feeling as mean as their quarry. If Langdon doesn’t get there first, there’ll be a bloodbath. If she does, only one person will walk away—and Jacomine’s as lucky as he’s ruthless.

“Smith combines a powerful heroine, creepily believable villain, and rich New Orleans setting.” -Booklist

Fans of Nevada Barr, Ace Atkins, Laura Lippman, and Karin Slaughter will love Detective Skip Langdon’s pluck and charm in this action-packed psychological thriller.

Excerpt:
Nearly two years ago, Errol Jacomine had disappeared, but he would not stay gone. She knew this; she had destroyed two of his careers, twice thwarted his attempts to win control over his fellow human beings, to gain a following, and to dominate. He would be back, and he would try to kill her sooner rather than later. To forget it for a day in the woods, for an evening in her courtyard, for a moment, for a millisecond, was dangerous and possibly deadly.

Jacomine’s son, Daniel, had been arrested, charged with half a dozen crimes, and eventually convicted of murder as the result of one of Jacomine’s schemes. He was due to be sentenced in a couple of days.

How that would affect his father Skip couldn’t know, but it had probably precipitated the dream. Jacomine might not even notice, perhaps having written Daniel off. He could do this; he seemed sometimes to have no feelings.

On the other hand, he perceived himself to be at the center of the universe. He might feel proprietary toward Daniel, no matter how unlikely he was to have true paternal feelings. And if he did, he might… what?

Surface.

Treat it as an occasion to make himself known. Trade an eye for an eye: kidnap Steve and demand Daniel.

Anything.

That was what the dream was about.

She left for work feeling hunted and resentful of her psyche for rubbing her nose in it. She knew all that, and what could she do about it? Exactly what? she asked herself angrily. Later, the dream seemed more a premonition than a warning.

* * *

That morning, as always, she walked the few blocks to the garage where she kept her car, pointed the remote at the automatic door (a process that never failed to give her childlike pleasure), and waited for the door to raise itself high enough to allow her ingress. Instead of the familiar rumble, an explosion ripped through the quiet morning, followed by a loud ping, like a beer can hitting a metal drum.

She was aware of an arm around her waist, another at her back, and then she felt herself falling, a great weight upon her. She tried to fight it, but it was too heavy. She was helpless. Her head h

Author: Julie Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
230 reviews

Skipping Stones by J.B. McGee

They say there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Not everyone will grieve in this order, nor will everyone go through every stage. It’s during the stage of denial when Alex Hart meets Andrew Foster. He takes her one-step closer to acceptance: the stage when new, meaningful relationships are formed. The stage when the realization occurs that this is now the new state of normal.

Just when Alex thinks she is on her way to healing, she enters the bargaining phase. That’s the phase where you wonder what you could have done differently. You wonder “what if?” Specifically, what if the ones you loved hadn’t left you?

Leaving…this is what makes heading off to war so difficult and frightening for Alex. She knows all too well what it’s like to be the one on the losing end of life, which is why she’s made it her personal mission in life to save as many lives as possible. The extreme high she gets from treating trauma victims turns into Alex’s own form of therapy, or so she thinks.

When faced with her world being turned upside down, Alex may just find that her true therapy is in the one who has always saved her.

Skipping Stones is a stand alone novel.

Author: J.B. McGee

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
128 reviews

Coral and Brass by Holland M. Smith and Percy Finch

Coral and Brass is the biography of General Holland McTyeire “Howlin’ Mad” Smith, known as the “father” of modern U.S. amphibious warfare. His book is a riveting first-hand account of key battles fought in the Pacific between the U.S. Army and Canadian troops against the Japanese, including assaults on the Gilbert Islands, the Marshall Islands, the island of Saipan, Tinian in the Marianas and Iwo Jimo.

Author: Holland M. Smith and Percy Finch

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
290 reviews

The Pattern Ship (The Pattern Universe Book 1) by Tobias Roote

Buried in an ancient marsh a heavy storm starts a chain reaction that results in the release of a spaceship packed with amazing technology. Earth is given a helping hand to advance itself, but the alien ship has plans of its own providing a backdrop for a fast-paced space opera.

Meanwhile, the Nubl, a warring race of artificial ‘hive’ intelligence has heard of the planet and its biological sentience and prepares to eradicate them. Can Earth develop the technology to defend themselves before its too late.

The Pattern Ship is the first of four books, each one a complete story. Book two, ‘POD’, is also out and available on Amazon. ‘The Nubl Wars’ is due to be published Summer 2014. With the fourth book ‘Deliverance’ in Autumn 2014.

Author: Tobias Roote

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
398 reviews