After Midnight (Black Phoenix Book 1) by Sarah Grimm

Thirteen years — that’s how long Isabeau Montgomery has been living a lie. After an automobile accident took her mother’s life, Izzy hid herself away, surviving the only way she knew how. Now she is happy in her carefully reconstructed life. That is until he walks through the door of her bar…Black Phoenix singer/front man Noah Clark came to Long Island City with a goal — one that doesn’t include an instant, electric attraction to the dark-haired beauty behind the bar. Coaxing her into his bed won’t be easy, but he can’t get her pale, haunted eyes nor her skill on the piano out of his head.Can Noah help Isabeau overcome the past? Or will her need to protect her secret force her back into hiding and destroy their chance at happiness?*Reader Advisory: This novel contains adult themes, strong sexual situations, foul language, hot rock stars & sexy accents.

Author: Sarah Grimm

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
83 reviews

Sinful Desires Vol. 1 by M. S. Parker

Why in the world had I agreed to go home for my five-year reunion when I hated pretty much all of my classmates? Right, because I was an idiot. I should’ve known better.
When Las Vegas exotic dancer, Piper Black, goes back to Philadelphia for her reunion, she knows it’s not going to be an enjoyable experience, and she’s right…until she ends up sleeping with her high school crush. What she doesn’t know is that Reed Stirling has a secret that ruins everything.
Can he make things right? And even if he does, will Piper be able to forgive him?

Author: M. S. Parker

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
77 reviews

Breaking Up with Barrett (The English Brothers Book 1) by Katy Regnery

Breaking Up with Barrett is the first of six books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.(Except Alex. He’s a womanizing manwhore. And maybe Stratton, because he’s wicked hot, but super awkward around girls.)Barrett English, aka “the Shark,” is the fair-haired, first-born of the English brothers, and the CEO of the oldest, most prestigious investment banking firm in Philadelphia. He rules the boardroom with an iron fist, refusing to take no for an answer and always getting his way.Emily Edwards, a first-year doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, grew up in the gatehouse on the outskirts of Barrett’s childhood estate. The daughter of his family’s gardener and housekeeper, she was always looking through the window of privilege, but forced to remember her place at the very periphery of the kingdom.When business partners suggest that a fiancee might soften Barrett’s image over business dinners, he approaches Emily for the “job” of fiancee. And while love wasn’t necessarily on Barrett’s radar, he begins to realize that Emily always has been. But will his take-no-prisoners boardroom tactics work on the heart of the woman he loves?_________*All books in The English Brothers series are approximately 200 pages. The RWA classifies this as “Mid-length Contemporary Romance.”THE ENGLISH BROTHERSBreaking Up with Barrett, The English Brothers, Book #1(available now)Falling for Fitz, The English Brothers, Book #2(available now)Anyone but Alex, The English Brothers, Book #3(available on now)Seduced by Stratton, The English Brothers, Book #4(available 11.4.14)Wild about Weston, The English Brothers, Book #5(available 12.2.14)Kiss Me Kate, The English Brothers, Book #6(available 2.14.15)

Author: Katy Regnery

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
232 reviews

Not Your Damn Submissive (Denial Book 1) by Amy Valenti

I’m beyond pissed off with Callum Connors.

Yeah—the Callum Connors, star of my favourite TV show…and all my most private fantasies.

He’s a self-confessed Dom, and he wants me, even though I told him outright that I’m not interested in submission or in him.

But then I kissed him.

What possessed me? I don’t even remember who started it, me or him—just that I brushed against him, and then we were on the way to third base in the middle of the set.

Maybe I should have told him no again afterwards, but I just wanted to escape before he tried to take it further. I didn’t think I’d be able to resist him.

I still don’t.

Now he’s somehow thrown us together for two whole weeks, getting the studio to temporarily change my job from set decorator to his personal assistant. I can live with being his assistant, but I am not his damn submissive.

No matter how sexy he is.

Author: Amy Valenti

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
68 reviews

Hard to Hold On (Hard to Resist Sequel) by Shanora Williams

For the past four months, Natalie Carmichael and Nolan Young have been complete. Everything still feels right in their passion-filled world. It still feels natural – that is until Nolan’s mother passes away.
Things begin to turn for the worst for Nolan and his brother Mills. After losing their father from previous years before, it’s a tragedy on top of a tragedy. Along with the loss, Natalie and Nolan will face obstacles that they aren’t so sure they can handle.
From the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling novel, Hard to Resist, Natalie and Nolan will realize that there is something in their relationship that will have them either wanting to run away or trying to stick through it.
Will Natalie and Nolan stick together? Can they hold on to what they’ve worked so hard to keep going?

Love was found. Their only hope is that it never gets lost.

**Ages 18+ due to sexual situations and mature content.**

Author: Shanora Williams

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
84 reviews

In Deep Voodoo (Mojo, Louisiana humorous mystery series Book 1) by Stephanie Bond

Free ParTay Super Free Friday!  IN DEEP VOODOO will be FREE today, Jan 16th, until 3:00 pm Eastern ONLY!  If you like IN DEEP VOODOO, you might also like these other FREE books:Encrypted, A code written in unbreakable Angelic script. The resurgence of the Black Death. Can an FBI Agent and the Robin Hood Hacker save the world? By Carolyn McCray.     9th Circle, A serial killer tries to bring Hell on Earth in the depths of the Seattle Underground. By Carolyn McCray and Ben Hopkin. To enter to win a Kindle and $25 worth of Amazon gift cards, simply visit MarathonReads.com and sign up for our newsletter!___________________________________________________________ Start with bad mojo, add a pinprick of revenge, and watch things boil over…There’s something strange afoot in the small touristy town of Mojo, Louisiana. Yet even as the annual voodoo festival gets underway, Penny Francisco refuses to believe in black magic. Her thoughts are on the Victorian house across the street from her health food business–her lying, cheating ex-husband Deke is having the house that she restored painted pink! Isn’t it enough that he moved in his busty mistress and Penny has a front row seat to all their shenanigans? At her divorce party Penny receives a “Deke” voodoo doll as a gag gift, and vents her frustration by stabbing it with a pin as a joke. But later when Deke is found stabbed to death, Penny doesn’t have to be told she’s managed to land herself In Deep Voodoo.”A satisfying tale of sex, love, and voodoo, I highly recommend this book as your guilty pleasure on the nightstand.” –FreshFiction”IN DEEP VOODOO is a funny, light-hearted read. This book will keep you entertained till the end.” –Romance Junkies”IN DEEP VOODOO is funny and fresh. It combines a little bit of magic, romance, and mystery.” –Romance Readers Connection”This book is quite humorous at times, and the mystery is well done. The intertwining of voodoo is quite intriguing, and the two main characters are wonderfully drawn.” –Romantic Times Book Reviews”An engaging story and clever mystery, IN DEEP VOODOO is not to be missed.” –Romance Revies Today”Zany…a solid foundation for future books in the series.” –Publishers Weekly

Author: Stephanie Bond

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
567 reviews

Come Away With Me (With Me In Seattle Book 1) by Kristen Proby

Being confronted on the beach by a sexy stranger wasn’t part of Natalie Conner’s plans for a peaceful morning taking photos. And why on earth would he think she’s taking pictures of him, anyway? Who is he? One thing’s for sure, he’s hot, and incredibly romantic, feeding Natalie’s wounded soul.

Luke Williams just wants the world to give him a break, so seeing yet another camera aimed at his face has him ready to pounce on the beauty behind the lens. When he finds out she has no idea who he is, he’s intrigued and more than a little tempted by her. Natalie has a body made for sex, a sassy mouth and Luke can’t get enough of her, but he’s not ready to tell her who he really his.

Natalie is a no nonsense girl who doesn’t do well with lies and secrets. What will happen to this new relationship when she discovers what Luke’s hiding?

Author: Kristen Proby

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
1294 reviews

Mountain Angel (Northstar Angels, Book 1) by Suzie O’Connell

Contemporary RomanceAelissm Davis figured she would eventually return home to Northstar, Montana, but not like this–out of options, chased to the secluded valley by an obsessive former friend and troubled by memories of her dead fiancé. When a call from her stalker makes it clear he wasn’t deterred, Aelissm asks her overprotective uncle for advice. His decision to send Patrick O’Neil to keep her safe might become an even bigger problem. Pat is a haunted man with a kind smile and sad eyes. Aelissm knows he will leave, but there is something irresistible about him. He could be the best thing to ever happen to her… if she can convince him to stay.The Northstar Angels Series:Mountain AngelSummer AngelTwice ShyWild Angel (coming soon)

Author: Suzie O’Connell

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
736 reviews

One E-mail: (BBW Military Romance) (One Soldier Series Book 2) by Christin Lovell

It started with one e-mail.

Madelyn Maxlyn sent one e-mail to the most feminine-sounding name on the list of soldier contacts her book club president managed to get. SFC Taylor Russell was the recipient.

They exchanged seventy-seven e-mails in five months, and somewhere among those seventy-seven, they stopped exchanging words and began sharing pieces of themselves.

Taylor is returning home from war, and it’s time that they meet and discover if a soldier with two years left on his contract with the army, and a plus size woman who has an entire life hundreds of miles away from his home, have a chance at a future together.

Love doesn’t care about obstacles and risks, but surviving them isn’t always easy.

Author: Christin Lovell

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
57 reviews