Calla’s Summer Fantasy by Amber Daulton

Calla Lansky needed help at playing the field.She scheduled two dates for the same night at her favorite seafood restaurant, and she owed her shocked boyfriends an explanation. To her surprise, Nathan Risley and Sam Tomlin handled the awkward situation like pros and happily agreed to her ultimate fantasy: a ménage à trois.After the hottest night of her life, Calla faced the ultimate decision.Should she commit to the one man who secretly loved her all along, or keep her options open and indulge in her summer fantasy again and again?

Author: Amber Daulton

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Saturday’s Child: An Emma Parks CPS Novel by JT Hume

In her second book, CPS social worker Emma Parker is forced to face her turbulent past as she tries to solve a young girl’s kidnapping, yet events are not as simple as they appear. Emma’s family is facing their own life and death struggles, but they won’t reach out to her because of their own dark secrets, plus the family’s powerful matriarch is in town demanding Emma’s attention and seeking answers. The worst revelation is the kidnapped girl’s neighbor may be the prime suspect, and he’s one of Emma’s bosses, the city mayor. Could Emma lose her job and her lover in the police department when the truth comes out?

Author: JT Hume

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Tess Awakening: The Complete Story by Andres Mann

Tess Awakening – The Complete Story combines two previously published novels: Tess Awakening and Tess Valkyrie. Since the second novel is a sequel, the combination provides the full story of Tess’s confrontations with the fascinating villain Amir.Tess and Amir continue to square off in an epic struggle to define their destinies. Aided by Jake, Tess’s friend and co-pilot Carmen and their colleagues, Tess must overcome Amir’s vicious attacks motivated by his continuing obsession with her. They repeatedly clash in a succession of encounters taking place in Baghdad, Amman, Istanbul, Sorrento and New York. Tess’s friend Carmen finally meets her soul mate in Nicola, who helps her overcome the traumas of her youth and becomes a valuable member of their team. The two women respond to their challenges by drawing on their skills as fierce warriors, battling Amir, who not only hurt Tess but plans to take over the Iraqi government. Their struggle leads to a series of violent and bloody battles in the air and on the ground. A heartbreaking loss at the end is redeemed by a final poignant resolution.

Author: Andres Mann

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

It Had To Be You: Bundle by Van Kim Le

Join in the fun of two fast-pace thrills and spills adventures of love at first sight…Love makes you do crazy things.
Dr. Walker Anderson is a practical guy, a highly skilled surgeon and an upstanding member of society. With his worldly possessions sold, he prepares to embark on a noble mission trip to rural China. He never thought such adage of love could apply to him until he spots the love of his life from the window of a bus one fateful day. Commitments are abandoned and important life decisions are put on hold as he devotes his days to learning a new skill, that of a Peeping Tom.
Globe-trotting Jared Hayes has often been asked by friends and family whether he is running toward or away from something. It is a question he hasn’t been able to answer. After another exhaustive trip, he has had enough of airplanes and exotic locales. He is looking forward to being in his own bed and sleeping through the next couple of days. But a passing glimpse of the love of his life has him crossing the Pacific running after his heart on a trip of a lifetime.

Author: Van Kim Le

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A Zombie’s Guide to Being Dead by BRUUUGGGHHHHH

Are you or a loved one a zombie? Are you finding it hard to cope with missing limbs and aimless wandering? Do you need help figuring out what to do with your afterlife?

With BRUUUGGGHHHHH’s tried and tested techniques, not only can you have the afterlife that you deserve, but you can also learn to enjoy the ride.

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BRUUUGGGHHHHH is a new author and zombie, committed to bringing her fail proof techniques from the afterlife to the zombies in your life.

“A wonderful insight into the minds of the undead and the daily struggles that they have to overcome.” -H.A. Kinani

Author: BRUUUGGGHHHHH

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Know Me Well: A Small Town Southern Romance (Wishful Romance Book 2) by Kait Nolan

WARNING: Contains a sexy ex-marine, a stubborn, independent woman, and an incurably romantic BFF with matchmaking tendencies.Welcome back to Wishful, Mississppi, full of eccentric characters and southern charm, where author Kait Nolan delivers another heart-warming story of a strong, successful woman and the equally strong man who learns how to be her partner.Liam Montgomery is the last person who’d call himself a hero, but he does have a tendency to try to save the world. Now that he’s left the Marine Corps and returned to Wishful, he feels out of place and unsure of what comes next. He does know one thing: The girl who used to look up to him like a brother is all grown up. No way he can see her as a little sister now. And she won’t give him the time of day.Riley Gower isn’t holding out for a hero. In fact, a knight in shining armor is the last thing she wants. She’s been watching her mother chase that fairy tale for most of her life, with Riley the one left to pick up the pieces of unhappily ever after. Running Wishful’s downtown pharmacy is a dream Riley’s worked toward for years. Now that the business is finally hers, the realities of the current economy have made it seem like the dream is falling apart. So when her mother calls, expecting yet another rescue, Riley feels like she’s spread thinner than the last pat of butter at Sunday dinner.It’s hard enough for a woman like Riley to admit she could use a hand, but mixed up with the embarrassment of a childhood crush and the devastating attraction sizzling between them? No way. Liam is determined to help, but taking down insurgents is less complicated than infiltrating Riley’s defenses. This will require reinforcements. And a plan.Q: What makes the Wishful series special? Wishful is a collection of southern romance novels honoring my Mississippi roots. When I started the series, I set out to highlight everything that I love about living in the small town South–all our quirks, foibles, and dreams provide a fabulous (and often funny) backdrop to contemporary romances about stubborn, independent women and the men who love them. Q: Who would dig these books?Wishful is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It’s a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! My many of my readers also enjoy the books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kristan Higgins, Melanie Shawn, Ava Miles, and Jill Shalvis.Q: What order should I read the books in?This southern romance series has been written so that each story is a standalone that wraps up with a happily ever after by The End. That said, if you want to read them in chronological order I suggest this:* To Get Me To You (Cam and Norah)* Be Careful, It’s My Heart (Brody and Tyler)* Know Me Well (Liam and Riley)* Just For This Moment (Myles and Piper)* Wish I Might (Reed and Cecily), part of the Virtually Yours anthology* Turn My World Around (Tucker and Corinne) Q: Are there crossovers with other series?YES! My Meet Cute Romance series of novelettes includes two Wishful stories.* Once Upon A Coffee (predates To Get Me To You)* Once Upon A Setup (the prequel to Just For This Moment)And my Wishing For A Hero series is more of the small town romance you love with a darker tone and shot of suspense.*If I Didn’t Care (Autumn and Judd)

Author: Kait Nolan

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

When Janice Bailey Walked: A Short Story (London Road Linked Stories Book 1) by Smith McGovern, Tessa

On the morning of her release from prison, the hottest day on record in England, Janice Bailey makes her way to a boarding house in London, and discovers a bizarre new world.This is the award-winning first story in the collection, London Road Linked Stories. an Amazon best seller. Praise for LONDON ROAD LINKED STORIES:”…reminiscent of the writer who appears in one of the stories: the great Katherine Mansfield.” Cynthia Rogerson, winner, V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize for a Short Story, UK KIRKUS RECOMMENDED REVIEW: In seven short stories, residents of a London boardinghouse reach moments of clarity. On London Road, lined with scruffy shops, stands No. 17, a detached red-brick Victorian that’s been turned into a boardinghouse. Its residents tend toward hard luck and desperation: Janice is just out of prison; Mandy is on probation; Bitty has a good education, but is scarred by her mother’s frequent abandonments; and Isobel is mentally unstable. Nora, the landlady, writes romance novels but has experienced little romance herself, and her daughter, Anna, is disgusted by Isobel’s outbursts.Their interconnected stories take place on a day of unusually hot weather, and focus on one resident at a time, with Janice’s story told in two parts. In each, characters have a chance to make a leap of faith in other people, or in the future. In “The Walls of Buckingham Palace,” for example, Nora–who adores the queen–reflects on an uneasy encounter with Len, her local pub’s new landlord, who drank too much and frightened her off: “But every night since, her sleep had been disturbed by longings she thought had long since been vanquished.” It takes queenlike courage for her to return to the pub, where she finds that Len is apologetic, sincere, and kind. Pointing to a framed photograph of the queen, he remarks, “You remind me of her, you do”; nothing, of course, could better gain her trust and win her over.Though spare and fast-paced, McGovern’s (Cocktails for Book Lovers, 2014, etc.) tales evoke entire biographies. She focuses on illuminative details and subtle, turning-point moments, as when Mandy, a young woman on probation, reacts to her mandatory book group’s reading of Katherine Mansfield’s 1922 short story “The Garden Party.” It stokes her resentment, as she doesn’t even know if people still give garden parties. Mandy makes plans to shoplift again, but something about the book group leader’s hopefulness and the invitation to give her honest opinion sparks her determination to win–maybe a literary argument, or maybe more chocolate wafers. Tales with subtle, positive but never saccharine transformations that feel fully earned.”

Author: Smith McGovern, Tessa

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Mary, Mary: (Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary) (Once Upon a Rhyme Series Book 1) by Elizabeth Rose

Golden Palm Contest Finalist!

Book 1 of the Gnarled Nursery Rhymes Series.

Raven Birchfield moves into her dead eccentric aunt’s home with her mother and younger brother not realizing her life is about to change in ways she’s never imagined. The house backs up to a small graveyard. When she goes to plant a flower in her new yard for her horticulture class, strange things happen.

She digs up an old nursery rhyme book as well as a quartz crystal on a necklace. A raven keeps following her around and she keeps hearing an eerie voice calling out the name Mary on the breeze. To make matters worse, at her new high school she starts to be bullied by one of the popular, pretty girls who happens to have a boyfriend that Raven wishes was hers.

After researching the origins of nursery rhymes for her term paper, Raven finds out that they are really stories of horrid people and events from history, one of them being about Bloody Mary who is featured in the nursery rhyme, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.

When an instance propels Raven into an alternate reality where she ends up in the body and hearing the thoughts of the man killer, Mary, she is forced to make choices that will alter her life as well as Mary’s forever.

(Watch for Muffet – Book 2 coming soon!)

Author: Elizabeth Rose

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Stockholm Diaries, Melanie: An Island Romance by Rebecca Hunter

Long summer days in the Stockholm archipelago
A young American biographer looking for answers
And the sizzling Swedish man she finds instead…

In the next book in the Stockholm Diaries series!

Biographer Melanie has spent her life in the shadow of a single question: Why did her father abandon her? When he unexpectedly dies and leaves her his cabin in the Stockholm archipelago, Melanie heads straight for Sweden, looking for answers. But island life isn’t what she expects, and neither is her new neighbor, Henrik. Together they try to piece together the story that both tangles their lives together and pulls them apart.

Author: Rebecca Hunter

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews