In Too Deep (Due South: A Sexy Contemporary Romance Book 1) by Tracey Alvarez

Love small town contemporary romance with an unforgettable cast of characters? Each book in the Due South series contains a sizzling, sexy love story set on an unspoilt, wild island in New Zealand. Meet Piper and West… She vowed never to return. To save her brother from financial ruin, Piper Harland must do the one thing she swore she’d never do—return to the tiny island hometown where Ryan “West” Westlake crushed her heart. Piper is tough, resilient and a little wild—much like the remote and beautiful Stewart Island where she grew up. As a cop who’s part of the elite New Zealand Police National Dive Squad, bringing the dead back to their families still doesn’t stop the guilt she feels over her father’s drowning death. Now nine years later she’s obligated to return to a hostile community as the outsider, and forced to work with the man who was once her best friend and first lover.She’s a risk he can’t take. West is an Island man, through and through. As owner of the local pub, he lives and breathes the local community, and sure as hell can’t imagine living anywhere else. But most of all he refuses to ever fall for a woman like his flighty mother. He lost Piper once to give her the chance to fulfil her dreams of becoming a cop. But now she’s back for an unexpected six week visit to help her brother—his best mate. Maybe West wants her a little bit, maybe he can’t resist the temptation to tease and touch her, but can he fall in love with such a flight risk? Saying goodbye for the second time might just destroy them both. Fresh…Seductive…Heart-warming… Everything you want in a contemporary romance—plus enough steaminess to make your toes curl! Intended for mature 18+ aged readers. The Due South Series:Book 1: In Too Deep. Featuring Piper and West. A smoking-hot reunion which may lead to a second chance for them both…Book 2: Melting Into You. Featuring Kezia and Ben.Can this widowed single mom and the stubborn but sexy single dad every make one big happy family?Book 3: Ready To Burn. Featuring Shaye and Del. Two chefs, one workplace where things get seriously overheated—and a passionate enemies to lovers romance. Book 4: Christmas With You. Featuring Carly and Kip. A New Zealand holiday romance where becoming friends with benefits can sometimes make the sexiest Christmas present of all…

Author: Tracey Alvarez

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
89 reviews

An American Werewolf in Hoboken (Wolf Mates series Book 1) by Dakota Cassidy

Wooing a life mate can be hard enough for a wolf, wooing one while under the threat of a curse even more so.

Wooing a mate while pretending to be her dog? Nearly impossible.

After being drugged and captured by Animal Control, Max Adams is on Hoboken’s doggie death row when his life mate adopts him, takes him home, and promptly names him Fluffy. While JC, in all her new-pet-owner-ness, feeds “Fluffy” vile kibble, dresses him in mortifying dog couture, and schedules to have his manhood removed, Max’s human side gets to know JC. Especially in the biblical sense.

Hopefully well enough to make her fall madly in love, mate with him under the full moon, and move with him to Cedar Glen to live happily every after forever and ever amen. And fast.

Because the curse comes with a deadline…and the clock is ticking.

***Author Note: Dear readers, Please note, if you recognize this title, this book, originally published in 2006, is a rerelease and has been updated, revised and expanded.

Author: Dakota Cassidy

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
108 reviews

Until the End (Quarantined series Book 1) by Tracey Ward

In the End, the finale to the Quarantined Series, is available now!An outbreak of The Fever has taken hold of Portland, Oregon, bringing the population to its knees. The Fever spreads and kills quickly, but the dead aren’t staying dead.When her neighbor, Jordan, saves her from an infected, Alissa joins him in his plan to escape the city, the zombies and the threat of a quarantine that will lock the living in with the undead.What she doesn’t tell him is that she has an illness of her own, one that plays tricks with her mind and makes her a dangerous companion. But Jordan has a secret as well, one that compels him to keep Alissa, a veritable stranger, safe at all costs.As they fight for their lives and race for their freedom, they’ll discover that what they truly need in order to survive is to stay together until the end.The Quarantined Series is followed by the Survival Series, a spinoff trilogy of books chronicling life 10 years after the outbreak with a few familiar faces…*Due to language and strong zombie violence, this book is not recommended for readers under 16.

Author: Tracey Ward

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
132 reviews

Stolen Fury (Stolen Series Book 1) by Elisabeth Naughton

To unearth a centuries-old secret, an archaeologist must team up with the rakish thief who’s stolen both an ancient relic and her heart…

Oh, is he handsome. And charming. And sexy as all get out. Dr. Lisa Maxwell isn’t the type to go home with a guy she barely knows. But, hey, this is Italy and the red-blooded Rafe Sullivan seems much more enticing than cataloging a bunch of dusty artifacts.

After being fully seduced, Lisa wakes to an empty bed and, worse yet, an empty safe. She’s staked her career as an archaeologist on collecting the three Furies, a priceless set of ancient Greek reliefs. Now the one she had is gone. But Lisa won’t just get mad. She’ll get even.

She tracks Rafe to Florida, and finds the sparks between them blaze hotter than the Miami sun. He may still have her relic, but he’ll never find all three without her. And they’re not the only ones on the hunt. To beat the other treasure seekers, they’ll have to partner up—because suddenly Lisa and Rafe are in a race just to stay alive.

**2010 Double RITA Nominated book (Best Romantic Suspense, Best First Book)**

Author: Elisabeth Naughton

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
171 reviews

Out of a Dream (Sandy Cove Series Book 1) by Rosemary Hines and Benjamin Hines

Michelle Baron should be reveling in her new life in Sandy Cove, Oregon. From the outside, it all looks idyllic. A newlywed settling into a quaint coastal town, her husband establishing himself as a junior partner in a law firm—what more could she want?
But a series of disturbing nightmares haunts Michelle. Her quest to understand these dreams leads her to the New World bookstore, where she begins a spiritual journey that will challenge her Christian heritage as well as her marriage.

Captivating characters, suspenseful story lines, and thought-provoking themes—bestselling author, Rosemary Hines crafts gripping and at times poignant tales of the challenges Christians face in contemporary culture. Known for her realistic portrayal of life and her sensitivity in tackling tough topics, her novels examine the prevalence of New Age beliefs and practices in today’s world, the tragedy of suicide that touches families of all walks of life, the broken system of foster care, the need for dedicated teachers to reach out to troubled students, and the heartache of infertility as well as unwanted pregnancies and abortions. Never preachy but always leading the reader to a message of hope and redemption, Rosemary is a committed follower of Christ. The novels of the Sandy Cove series—Out of a Dream, Through the Tears, and Into Magnolia convey profound Christian messages that touch hearts of believers and non-believers alike. Refreshingly honest and true to life, the characters resonate with readers and become their friends, and the story lines transition seamlessly from one novel to the next.

Out of a Dream quickly introduces you to characters that parallel people in our own lives. Shaped by traits that enhance the plausibility of the plot, you could swear that you’ve met them all before. This novel resonates with the theme of how people often go looking for love in all the wrong places when seeking spirituality. The beauty here is that although some explore false approaches to knowing God, there is hope for everyone who diligently seeks the truth.”
—Irene Dunlap, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Treasure for Kids

Author: Rosemary Hines and Benjamin Hines

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
163 reviews

The Union by Tremayne Johnson

Mox Daniels is handsome, intelligent, and very aware of life’s obstacles. He values trust, integrity, and he lives by the code of honor. As a child, he witnessed the horrific murders of both of his parents and it scarred him for life. From that day forward, he vowed that no matter what obstacles came his way, he would find the mysterious killer and seek the ultimate revenge. When he meets the lovely, street savvy Priscilla Davis, a powerful bond is instantly formed, and life as he knew it, took a drastic change. With the help of his cousin Cleo, the two men form The Union. Money is power and power is control, and by any means necessary Mox and his crew were out to get it. Family isn’t always family and all money isn’t always good money… problems occur when secrets surface and the truth eventually unfolds.

When deceit spreads like a plague will Mox maintain his position… or will he fall victim?

Author: Tremayne Johnson

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
163 reviews

Blue Christmas by Diane Moody

Sometimes the best Christmas presents aren’t found under the tree . . .Working late on Christmas Eve, college senior Hannah Brooks is in the midst of a full-blown pity party. When a last-minute customer brimming with holiday spirit invites her to a candlelight service and a late-night family dinner, Hannah reluctantly accepts. She has no idea this kindhearted woman is the mother of Jason McKenzie – leader singer of Out of the Blue, the hottest band in the country – and Hannah’s childhood idol. The evening ends with an innocent kiss (sans mistletoe) as Hannah is swept away by Jason’s unpretentious manner.Over the holidays Hannah and Jason’s relationship grows, but when turmoil and tragedy strike at the very heart of his famous band, their newfound love is put to the test in the glare of the paparazzi spotlight. Throughout her rollercoaster of experiences with Jason and his friends, Hannah comes face to face with her own beliefs. Who knew she could learn more about prayer and faith by hanging out with a bunch of rock stars than she ever learned in church?The author first wrote Blue Christmas as a gift for her then-teenage daughter in honor of her affection for a wildly popular band in the late 90s. The short story grew into a full-length novel, eventually surfacing on one of the band’s fan fiction websites where it became quite a phenomenon. More than 80,000 readers stopped by to read the story, with over 1000 of them sending personal emails to the author who still enjoys reading them today. Though the story’s details have been changed, its band and all characters now fictional, the story line remains the same. Author Diane Moody has dedicated Blue Christmas to her now-grown daughter, Hannah Moody Schmitt.

Author: Diane Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
258 reviews

Rock My World (Black Falcon Series Novella 2.5) by Michelle A. Valentine

*A Novella in the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Black Falcon series*After Aubrey Jenson is wrongly dismissed from her job at Center Stage Marketing, she seeks legal advice from her father, The Judge, to see what grounds she has to get her position reinstated. Her surprise visit to her family doesn’t go as smoothly as she hopes when she brings home her new boyfriend, Zach, Black Falcon’s lead guitarist. She soon discovers that father doesn’t always know best when it comes to matters of the heart. When Zach meets Aubrey’s family, he’s immediately faced with his deepest fear: The love he so desperately wants, he doesn’t deserve. The Judge makes no attempt to hide his disdain for Zach, and will stop at nothing to keep him away from his daughter. But an unexpected twist turns everyone’s plans upside down and no one’s world will ever be the same. Outside forces attempting to pull them apart are strong and it’s going to take every bit of Zach and Aubrey’s love for one another to withstand the fall-out. Soon, they discover making love last is harder than finding it to begin with and sometimes you pay the ultimate price for true love. ***Note from author: This 28,000 word novella follows Riff and Aubrey’s story from ROCK MY BED.***

Author: Michelle A. Valentine

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
312 reviews

Gangsta Chicks by Ellen Sade and Coco J

The Baddest Pimpstress by Ellen Sade’
“Whatever bitch, kill me…I still whooped that hoe ass…she ain’t nothing but a hoe! A straight hoe! Who gives a fuck?”
Thad came up next to me and kicked Lo-Ki in his mouth so hard, one his molars flew out the side of his mouth. “Shut the fuck up you weak ass bitch.” Thad yelled as drew his size 13.5 foot back and kicked him in his stomach.
I heard Kam chuckle behind me and knew he thought the shit was funny. I placed my hand on Thad’s shoulder gently and he snapped back into reality. Stepping back behind me he muttered more threats at Lo-Ki.
“I give a fuck…and obviously so do my guys.” I smiled a little tucking my .22 back inside the back of my skinny jeans. “Listen…I’m not going to kill you…that would be me letting you off too easy playa…but I am going to fuck your mothafuckin ass up,” I said and motioned for Thad and Kam to hold him down. “You’re going to think twice about talking about women again, at least me and my girls. If I even hear through the streets that you running your mouth, threatening anyone within my set, or raising your hand again to one of my girls again, I’m going to be back but it’s going to be worse.”
“What you going to do bitch…Nothing I haven’t taken before…Only thing left to do is down me.” Lo-Ki snickered, “Dumb bitch.”
I smiled my own cocky grin and instructed Kam and Thad to continue holding him down. I drew back my six-inch stiletto red bottom heel and rammed it in between Lo-Ki’s legs.
“Ahhhhhhhhhh!” Lo-Ki’s screams pierced the whole apartment building.
“Oh…am I still that dumb bitch?” I asked hypothetically. I brought my heel back again and kicked even more powerfully than I had done the first time. I repeated the kick to Lo-Ki’s groin over and over until blood began to seep through his jeans. I bent down next to him and whispered as he shuddered in pain, “Nigga…you gon’ learn today…that you done fucked with the wrong dumb bitch.
I held out both of my hands for Thad and Kam to give me their .45’s. Without a second thought, I placed the nose of the guns to each of Lo-Ki’s legs right above the kneecap, and fired both simultaneously.
“Fuck! Ahhh!” he screamed over and over.
“Don’t have much to say now huh?” I asked knowing he wouldn’t be able to give me one of his smart-ass responses he had been giving me since I had stepped foot through the door.
I stood back up and looked down at my shoes. “Shit,” I frowned at my bloodied red bottoms. I looked at the cash still stacked on the table, stepped over Lo-Ki, and picked up a few of the stacks of cash and inserted them into my fur coat pocket. “This is your donation to a new pair of red bottoms that you done fucked up,” I said stepping back over him and walking towards the door.
Lo-Ki’s response was just more crying and screaming in pain. I nodded for Thad and Kam to follow me as we headed out of the dope spot. Walking down the stairs people were peeking out of their doors being nosy, trying to find out what happened. Just as we got back to my cream-colored Escalade, I turned around and said, “Somebody needs to call an ambulance…and y’all better not say shit.” Without another word, I stepped up into the backseat and Thad closed the door behind me. We drove off slow…not fast. There was no need to speed, we knew that they would keep their mouths closed…just another tally for street cred and respect.

Gangsta Girls by Coco J

Zyla WIlliams had the perfect life. She was the only child of Zyier and Gabrielle Williams. But on one tragic day Zyla watched her father get gunned down. Six years later, all Zyla wants is payback and for her father killers and the man responsible for his death to suffer. With her best friends by her side, she wanted goes after the man responsible.

Author: Ellen Sade and Coco J

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
21 reviews

Irin (The Last Scribe Prequels Book 1) by R. Lee Walsh

According to actual documents hidden in the Apocrypha, an ancient race of supernatural beings known as Irin roam the Earth. Impervious to aging, illness or mortal injury, they wage a continuous war against those who once threatened the survival of mankind by corrupting the natural order. While ever present, they prefer to remain unseen in order to freely move among us. Those who are seen are easily overlooked and immediately forgotten. Walk down any street in the world and you will pass at least one Irin. Depending on the threat or situation, sometimes many.

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When his flame-haired partner disappears after a brutal beating, the legendary Irin enforcer known as Riley Storm sets out to bring her back. Ending his search in Los Angeles, territory he once ruled over, he discovers an alarming secret behind the city’s most violent criminals and decides to reclaim not only his fiery companion and fiercest ally but the land he once called home.

Author: R. Lee Walsh

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
15 reviews