Embracing Series Box Set: Books 1-6 by Delisa Lynn

TREASURED – BOOK #1Lila Carls had one goal…To attend New York University. She’s dreamt of being a lawyer most of her life, and she worked hard to get into NYU. What she hadn’t planned was falling in love with Liam before she left. Knowing she was about to go across the country and leave her boyfriend behind hurt more than she thought it would. Liam Ellis fell for the blue-eyed beauty the minute he saw her… He always knew someday he and Lila would be together. Only now that she was finally his, she was leaving for NYU.SALVAGED – BOOK #2Lila Carls-Ellis has an amazing husband, beautiful twin daughters, and a dream job. But in the back of her mind lingers a dangerous desire—Evan Martin, and she can’t help but wonder what might have been.Liam Ellis knows his wife has a secret, but he wants her to confide it when she is ready. He’s devoted to her and their children and can’t imagine a scenario where he wouldn’t fight to protect the life they’ve built together. What could Lila have possibly done that would be devastating enough to threaten their future and the love they share?One night can tear it all apart…DESTINED – BOOK #3It’s time for Ansley Dolce to start over…again.She fled home at eighteen, burdened with the memories of abuse and betrayal, along with a terrible secret. Now, upon learning her five-year marriage was built on a lie, she decides San Diego is the perfect place to build her new life.Ashton Ellis might look like a bad-ass biker, but his only goal is to protect his son.Ashton’s ex-wife is a money-grubbing whore, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her away from AJ, as well as from his hard-earned business interests. He doesn’t have the time or desire for any sort of relationship.Then one night, a woman walks into a bar…The attraction between them grows, but as he pushes for more, she pulls away, terrified her past will resurface and destroy her life once more.Only this time with collateral damage…FATED – BOOK #4Zander Kelley has always had his heart set on Audrey Ridge…However, he thinks Audrey doesn’t feel the same way. So Zander tries to push all thoughts of her out of his head—with a series of other girls. But this strategy doesn’t seem to work, so he decides to escape to New York University.Audrey Ridge loves Zander Kelley and always has…But he’s never treated her as anything but a friend, so she foolishly settles for someone else. When her relationship ends badly, she decides to attend New York University, and is thrilled when Zander ends up as her roommate. She hopes things have changed between them, but after one memorable night she finds herself right back in friendship territory.HEALED – BOOK #5Alyssa Sommers’ dreams came crashing down when she was a senior in high school after a tragic accident leaves her broken and scarred. She seeks comfort in all of the wrong men. But, starting law school revives her hope. She needs to move on. She needs to bury her scars.When Alyssa meets Heath, she can’t even breathe. He reminds her so much of him, the way he smiles, his laugh and even his eyes. They’re constant reminders of the past that haunts her. Can she let down her guard, let his love heal her?BORROWED – BOOK #6After a devastating breakup with his first love, small-town boy Evan Martin strikes out to pursue his goal of studying law at New York University. He plans to put his past behind him and build a future with no messy ties. The last thing he wants is a new relationship.Then Lila Carls walks into his life, steals his heart, and turns his world upside down. Their relationship comes with a precarious complication, because Lila is already in love with someone else. Though Evan knows she’s only borrowing his love, he takes the risk, until the inevitable happens and his heart is broken once again.

Author: Delisa Lynn

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Parallel University by Kiara Canaan

Hazel Ashwell is from Bridgecrest—better known as RICHcrest— where the cars are big, the houses are bigger, and absolutely no one looks like her because she’s black. Hazel was adopted three days after her birth. Her privileged lifestyle is all she’s ever known. It’s almost as if she doesn’t know how to be black, or what that even means. She decides to enroll in an HBCU to get a crash course in black culture. The second she steps on campus she realizes she has a lot to learn. Class is in session.

Author: Kiara Canaan

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Tales Of The Babysitter Volume 4 (Older man younger woman, babysitter, short romance) by Claudia Chapman

FREE 7 full length books when you download this book, see inside for details!

Keith Simms was the type of person people gravitated towards. Perhaps it was his chosen profession of advertising sales that caused him to be so outgoing and friendly. He had prided himself on being an honest, hard-working man whose integrity was more important then making sales. He believed in the goodness of people and it reflected in his face, his expressions, his body language and even in his voice.

The change to him was sudden, shocking, but not unexpected.

Tamara Simms made a stop at a convenience store on her way home from work. The weather was clear, the wind was cool on her skin, and the sun had just set. She needed to top off her tank, pick up a roll of paper towels, and get home in time to bake some Stromboli and get Keith and Ricky (their little boy) ready for the road trip they had scheduled for the next day.

The first shot rang out and hit her clavicle with enough force to spin her around. The items she was carrying strewn about, the second shot struck her at the base of her neck, disconnecting her spinal cord from her brain.

She was dead before she hit the floor.

The robber was a rookie, a 19 year-old kid trying to feed a heroin addiction. He was so wired, when she walked around the corner of the aisle, she startled him and he reacted on impulse. The result was the death of Keith Simms’ beautiful wife.

The killer had taken his eyes off of the clerk and by the time he fired his shot from the .44 Magnum hidden under the counter, it was just too late. It became too late for the killer as well. The clerk shot and his his mark, the left temporal lobe. Instantly dead.

Keith’s mourning had turned into full blown alcoholism and a lack of concern for anyone or anything, except for his sorrowful moments concerning his son, Ricky.
It had been difficult and almost killed him, leaving Ricky without a mother and in reality without a father too.

At the lowest point in his life, in stepped someone new, an angel. She despised Keith at first, but would she have the strength and patience to save him and his son from a fate worse than death? Would her love and adoration for a small innocent boy withstand the shrapnel from his self-destructive father? Will he wake up long enough to see the value of the gift he had been given?

She would either be his redemption, or his destruction…

*Warning* This book contains explicit contains intended for adults.

Author: Claudia Chapman

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

CANDLEWICKE 13: Curse of the McRavens: Book one of the CANDLEWICKE 13 series by Milan Sergent

Valor McRaven tries to hide his odd symptoms from the “normal” witches. His shadow moves on its own, and he sometimes makes objects move without the required wand. Valor refuses to believe the rumors about his family, even after Mystic Ministry locks the McRavens in the sanatorium and schedules him to be the hunted fox in a ghastly tournament with blindfolded ogres, boiling cauldrons, and cats with moon madness.If Valor wins, or survives, he can begin his dream of becoming an apprentice of magic at Mystic Steeples, where he hopes to unravel the death of his twin and the attempts someone keeps making to kill him. His only friends say it’s too late for that. They insist he’s the leader of their misfit coven, foretold to unravel the greatest cover-up in history (The Great Deception) and stop the Grim Warlock’s terrible Thirteenth Hour. But they’re not risking a life sentence in a dreary prison having their inner essence removed.The only person Valor trusts is his morosely precocious adopted sister, Doomsy Gloomsy, who knows much more than any eight-year-old should.Curse of the McRavens, the first book in the CANDLEWICKE 13 series, contains hidden clues throughout the novel. It also contains chapter illustrations as well as a variety of maps. Milan Sergent wrote the gothic-fantasy series for middle grade/young adult readers who feel like outsiders and love enchanted creatures as well as quirky witches and wizards. Each book has a unique feel and features whimsical settings. And though it is set in modern times, you won’t easily notice anything contemporary in this mysterious country called Hoopenfangia, for it proudly remains old world because it has been safely hidden for centuries by a magic veil in in the Bermuda Triangle also called the Hoodoo Triangle. Despite the rich history and magic veil, Valor McRaven and Doomsy Gloomsy are starting to wonder just how “safe” they really are. “This first installment in Milan Sergent’s Candlewicke 13 series–a presumably all-ages fantasy saga featuring illustrations by the author–is a dark blend of elements reminiscent of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter saga and the Charles Addams’ Addams Family cartoons.”A snippet of a review by BlueInk Review.

Author: Milan Sergent

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Sweet Secrets Series: Books 1-3 by Taylor Henderson

BETTER THAN REVENGE – BOOK #1Ever since Violet Forrester first moved next door to Brianna, she has been tortured relentlessly…It seems like Brianna has everything, and yet she still doesn’t have the one thing she really wants; the one thing that Violet cares about the most—Blake Edwards.After years of letting Brianna walk all over her, Violet’s finally had enough. She’s tired of sitting back and watching Brianna flirt with her boyfriend, steal her friends, and push her around. She’s finally ready to stand up for herself.To do this, Violet and her new friend, Lena, devise a plan to make Brianna realize that not everything is hers for the taking, and Violet knows the perfect way to do it…After all, nothing is better than revenge.That is, until someone gets hurt.SCARLET AWAKENING – BOOK #2With the drama of the school year behind them, sisters Lena and Ella Snotty are off to California for the summer…Their parents have recently separated, and the sisters are becoming closer, though Lena can’t get past wanting to know more about their fractured family. While unpacking, Lena finds a photo of their mother with the twins she gave up for adoption, and notices something very strange.In the photo, there’s a man she’s never seen before…Assuming it must be the man who adopted the twins, Lena and Ella set out to find him so they can meet their younger siblings. As they search, Lena reconnects with Carter Anderson, the boy she dumped abruptly the year before, causing her to wonder whether or not she should return to Virginia in the fall.Did the man in the picture truly adopt the twins—or is John Symmes someone else altogether? A journey through the past might just change their lives forever…PLAYING WITH FIRE – BOOK #3Ella Snotty is worth more than a quickie…After a family scandal tore their family apart, seventeen-year-old Ella chooses to stay in California with her mom for the rest of the school year. Things are lonely since her sister Lena went to live with their dad. But at least she has her new boyfriend, Shane Quinn, to make things a little less depressing.Ella isn’t the only girl who thinks Shane is swoon-worthy…Shane takes Ella out to blow off some steam, and the party isn’t short on alcohol. When a tipsy old flame “falls” into Shane’s lap, her spontaneous kiss makes Ella more than a little jealous. And when details of Shane’s dating history surface, Ella is determined to be more than a fling.The V-word will slow things down…Afraid Shane wants to use her for a little fun, Ella lies and says she’s a virgin. According to his reputation, Shane has commitment issues. Maybe it’ll make him stick around long enough for them to form a real connection before the physical sparks fly. But is he worth the lie? And what happens when both of their insecurities come crumbling down like a house of cards?She wants his heart. He’s afraid to commit. As the pressure mounts, will they find comfort in each other? Or will they learn that when playing with fire, you risk getting burned?

Author: Taylor Henderson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

ABERRANT: The Queer Diaries by Douglas Wickard

~Early praise for ABERRANT~
”… provocative, written realistically with passion and insightfullness.”
“… strong, skillful story that will remain in hearts and minds…”
“… emotional, spellbinding, very moving and heart wrenching.”
“… character driven story that is deeply thought provoking, heart-breaking, but also heart-warming…”
“… addictive, will keep you turning those pages… “

ELLERY WILLIAM FLYNN is dead.

The sixty-seven year old journalist and award-winning author of the International bestselling gay novel The Wanting Hour, was found unresponsive in his apartment early Christmas morning by his next-door neighbor Mrs. Evelyn Brando.
Mrs. Brando discovered the body while delivering her annual tray of Christmastime sugar cookies.

For over thirty years, Mr. Flynn has resided in a one bedroom, fourth floor walk-up on the corner of Grove and Hudson Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. He was warmly regarded by his neighbors as a local “literati” treasure.

The elderly author was last seen on Christmas Eve enjoying a seasonal cocktail at a local watering hole, Marie’s Crisis, just a stone’s throw away from his residential building.

Detectives from the Sixth Precinct are currently investigating the case and the cause of Mr. Flynn’s death.

Mr. Flynn has no immediate family.

~ The last thing Ellery Flynn expected to encounter on the eve of his own death is a twenty-five year old transient named Chance. What one magical evening conjures up between the two of them — an aging “has been” author and a young Midwestern stud — will alter the course of their lives forever. What unfolds … is a journey of healing transformation, invoking the aberrant history of a bittersweet past, a lifelong fight to belong, and an endless quest for self-acceptance and love.

It’s never too late for an awakening …

Author: Douglas Wickard

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Tales Of The Babysitter Volume 4 (Older man younger woman, babysitter, short romance) by Claudia Chapman

FREE 7 full length books when you download this book, see inside for details!

Keith Simms was the type of person people gravitated towards. Perhaps it was his chosen profession of advertising sales that caused him to be so outgoing and friendly. He had prided himself on being an honest, hard-working man whose integrity was more important then making sales. He believed in the goodness of people and it reflected in his face, his expressions, his body language and even in his voice.

The change to him was sudden, shocking, but not unexpected.

Tamara Simms made a stop at a convenience store on her way home from work. The weather was clear, the wind was cool on her skin, and the sun had just set. She needed to top off her tank, pick up a roll of paper towels, and get home in time to bake some Stromboli and get Keith and Ricky (their little boy) ready for the road trip they had scheduled for the next day.

The first shot rang out and hit her clavicle with enough force to spin her around. The items she was carrying strewn about, the second shot struck her at the base of her neck, disconnecting her spinal cord from her brain.

She was dead before she hit the floor.

The robber was a rookie, a 19 year-old kid trying to feed a heroin addiction. He was so wired, when she walked around the corner of the aisle, she startled him and he reacted on impulse. The result was the death of Keith Simms’ beautiful wife.

The killer had taken his eyes off of the clerk and by the time he fired his shot from the .44 Magnum hidden under the counter, it was just too late. It became too late for the killer as well. The clerk shot and his his mark, the left temporal lobe. Instantly dead.

Keith’s mourning had turned into full blown alcoholism and a lack of concern for anyone or anything, except for his sorrowful moments concerning his son, Ricky.
It had been difficult and almost killed him, leaving Ricky without a mother and in reality without a father too.

At the lowest point in his life, in stepped someone new, an angel. She despised Keith at first, but would she have the strength and patience to save him and his son from a fate worse than death? Would her love and adoration for a small innocent boy withstand the shrapnel from his self-destructive father? Will he wake up long enough to see the value of the gift he had been given?

She would either be his redemption, or his destruction…

*Warning* This book contains explicit contains intended for adults.

Author: Claudia Chapman

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

CANDLEWICKE 13: Curse of the McRavens: Book one of the CANDLEWICKE 13 series by Milan Sergent

Valor McRaven tries to hide his odd symptoms from the “normal” witches. His shadow moves on its own, and he sometimes makes objects move without the required wand. Valor refuses to believe the rumors about his family, even after Mystic Ministry locks the McRavens in the sanatorium and schedules him to be the hunted fox in a ghastly tournament with blindfolded ogres, boiling cauldrons, and cats with moon madness.If Valor wins, or survives, he can begin his dream of becoming an apprentice of magic at Mystic Steeples, where he hopes to unravel the death of his twin and the attempts someone keeps making to kill him. His only friends say it’s too late for that. They insist he’s the leader of their misfit coven, foretold to unravel the greatest cover-up in history (The Great Deception) and stop the Grim Warlock’s terrible Thirteenth Hour. But they’re not risking a life sentence in a dreary prison having their inner essence removed.The only person Valor trusts is his morosely precocious adopted sister, Doomsy Gloomsy, who knows much more than any eight-year-old should.Curse of the McRavens, the first book in the CANDLEWICKE 13 series, contains hidden clues throughout the novel. It also contains chapter illustrations as well as a variety of maps. Milan Sergent wrote the gothic-fantasy series for middle grade/young adult readers who feel like outsiders and love enchanted creatures as well as quirky witches and wizards. Each book has a unique feel and features whimsical settings. And though it is set in modern times, you won’t easily notice anything contemporary in this mysterious country called Hoopenfangia, for it proudly remains old world because it has been safely hidden for centuries by a magic veil in in the Bermuda Triangle also called the Hoodoo Triangle. Despite the rich history and magic veil, Valor McRaven and Doomsy Gloomsy are starting to wonder just how “safe” they really are. “This first installment in Milan Sergent’s Candlewicke 13 series–a presumably all-ages fantasy saga featuring illustrations by the author–is a dark blend of elements reminiscent of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter saga and the Charles Addams’ Addams Family cartoons.”A snippet of a review by BlueInk Review.

Author: Milan Sergent

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews