A Promise Of Home (A Lake Howling Novel Book 1) by Wendy Vella

When Branna O’Donnell heads back to Lake Howling, Oregon, she’s not sure what to expect. It’s a place that holds plenty of memories, both good and bad, but Branna is determined to find some peace there from the demons of her past. However, she soon realizes that living in a small town again comes with complications, and one of them is named Jake McBride.
Once the town golden boy, Dr. McBride has returned from Iraq angry and, like her, shouldering a few emotional scars. They strike sparks off each other from the outset, and Branna knows that if she gives in to the attraction between them it’s going to result in a world of pain. The problem is she’s not sure how to walk away.

Author: Wendy Vella

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
202 reviews

Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley Series, Book 1) by Ava Miles

**Nora Roberts gave her blessing to Ava Miles for the use of her name in both the title and the premise in this suspenseful and emotional contemporary romance.**

USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND. Also a Top 25 Bestseller for Amazon Kindle, #1 on Barnes & Noble Nook, and Top 10 on iTunes. Selected as one of the Best Books of the Year alongside Nora Roberts’ DARK WITCH and Julia Quinn’s SUM OF ALL KISSES (USA Today contributor). A Reward of Novel Excellence Nominee by InD’tale Magazine.

“I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS.” Marjay’s Reading Blog

Journalist Meredith Hale’s ex-husband claimed her Nora Roberts addiction gave her unrealistic expectations about marriage, and she believed him. All dreams of happily ever after—or Nora Roberts Land as her mother calls it—went up in smoke. But when her family asks her to temporarily help their Dare Valley, Colorado newspaper, she decides it’s time to change her life and prove her ex wrong. She’s determined to find her own small-town Nora Roberts hero, prove that true love exists, and publish a story about her quest.

War correspondent Tanner McBride has just returned stateside to work for a major newspaper, and the last thing he expects is blackmail. Yet, before he can even unpack, he’s headed to Colorado. His assignment? Make his boss’s ex-wife fall for him and then break her heart. Her article about discovering love à la Nora might air dirty laundry about her marriage to the media mogul, threatening his senate run. The mogul wants Meredith stopped, and he makes sure Tanner has no choice in the matter.

When the two meet, the sparks between them are undeniable. Meredith, who vowed never to date another journalist, begins to succumb. Could Tanner be her Nora Roberts hero? As they work together to uncover the truth behind a suspicious death, the depth of their feelings unfolds and both realize they’ve kept their secrets for far too long. But before the truth can be revealed, their investigation takes a deadly turn, one that might make Meredith’s personal Nora Roberts Land go up in flames. (love story, contemporary romance, alpha males, heroes, romantic suspense, mystery, women’s fiction, falling in love)

Author’s Note: All books can easily be read as stand-alone stories.

The Small Town Dare Valley series:
Book 1: NORA ROBERTS LAND (Meredith & Tanner)
Book 2: FRENCH ROAST (Jill & Brian)
Book 3: THE GRAND OPENING (Peggy & Mac)
Book 4: THE HOLIDAY SERENADE (Abbie & Rhett)
Book 5: THE TOWN SQUARE (Arthur & Harriet)
Book 6: THE PARK OF SUNSET DREAMS (Jane & Matt) ~ coming Spring 2014

The Dare River series (connected to Dare Valley):
Book 1: COUNTRY HEAVEN (Tory & Rye)
Book 2: THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN (Tammy & J.P.) ~ coming Summer 2014

REVIEWS:
“It {NORA ROBERTS LAND} captures the best of what I love in a Nora Roberts novel…” BlogCritics

“…Finding love like in the pages of a Nora Roberts story.” Publishers Weekly WW Ladies Book Club

“An entertaining ride…{and) a full-bodied romance.” Readers’ Favorite on FRENCH ROAST

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles burst onto the contemporary romance scene after receiving Nora Roberts’ blessing for her use of Ms. Roberts’ name in her debut novel, the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND, which kicked off her small town series, Dare Valley, and brought praise from reviewers and readers alike. Ava has also released a connected series called Dare River, set outside the country music capital of Nashville. She’s fast becoming a favorite author in light contemporary romance (Tome Tender) and is known for funny, emotional stories about family and empowerment.

Author: Ava Miles

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
4152 reviews

Wicked Bet: A Bad Boy Romance by Sophie Brooks

Let the games begin…

Ian is the perfect man for me. He’s incredibly handsome, smart, and ambitious. Every time I look at him, I’m amazed he’s mine. Or at least he’s supposed to be mine.

Despite being newly married, we hardly ever see each other. Ian’s a rising star at his advertising firm, and he works over seventy hours a week. My career as a busy lawyer doesn’t help, either.

When our close friends break up, it’s a wake-up call for me. I don’t want my marriage to end after just eighteen months. Luckily, I know the one thing that drives Ian more than anything else.

Competition.

When there’s a bet on the line, my husband turns into a relentless alpha male. Which is why I challenge him to see who can come up with the naughtiest way to turn up the heat.

My plan works–Ian’s in it to win it. The hints he drops about the hot-as-hell adventure he’s plotting drive me wild. But does he realize it’s not just a game that’s at stake, it’s our marriage?

I’m thrilled at the idea of reconnecting with him in such a wicked way, but I’m also just a little terrified. Ian can be intense. Demanding. And capable of pushing every one of my carefully constructed limits. Every. Single. One.

What have I gotten myself into?

Wicked Bet is a steamy romantic novella with no cliffhanger, no cheating, and a happy ending.

Note: This standalone novella was previously published as Alyssa’s Agreement.

Author: Sophie Brooks

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
134 reviews

Searching for Glory (A Second Chance Love Story Book 1) by Hunter J. Keane

Gloria Star is rich and famous. She’s on a hit television show and engaged to one of the most desired men in Hollywood. Her life is perfect. But then she gets a letter in the mail that changes everything. The past she has been trying to forget for so long has finally come back to haunt her.

Gloria Star hasn’t always been an A-list celebrity. She used to be just a regular Midwestern girl named Glory Stark. Now she is forced to reconcile her two lives because Johnny Carter, the only man she ever loved, has asked her to return to her hometown, and she can’t say no. Ten years ago, one night changed everything for Gloria and Johnny. Not only did Gloria lose Johnny, but she also lost herself.

Now she’s headed back to her home town in Missouri, to reconnect with her sister and make amends with Johnny. She quickly realizes that returning to Glory Stark’s life isn’t going to be easy. As she faces painful truths about her past and an uncertain future, Gloria learns that forgiveness is essential, family is everything and love is forever.

Author: Hunter J. Keane

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
155 reviews

Jade Crew: Alpha Bear (Ridgeback Bears Book 1) by Amelia Jade

Just weeks after arriving in Genesis Valley, Bear shifter Garrett Hoffman finds himself in the middle of all sorts of trouble. Tasked to mine the mountains nearby, he and the crew he’s been saddled with have all the chemistry of gunpowder. As Alpha of the Ridgebacks though, it’s his job to ensure they get the job done, without incident. But just when he thinks things are starting to come together, the Mining Consortium saddles him with an overseer. A human overseer. A gorgeous, full-figured, no-nonsense female overseer. Who of course, his bear decides, is going to be his mate.

Over the past year, Emma Labelle has become used to shifters hating her, despising her and generally wanting absolutely nothing to do with her because of her job. So when the tall, muscular and absolutely gorgeous Garrett starts to flirt with her, she has no idea what to do. Her job is to protect the human population from the wild and unpredictable nature of the shifters. If her bosses found out she was falling in love with one, both she and Garrett would find themselves in a world of trouble that neither of them needs.

When things come to a head, will the pair be able to do their duties and complete the jobs assigned to them, or will their feelings for each other put everyone they know in danger?

This is novel has a HEA with NO cliffhanger. This series is complete, all 7 books are released.

Author: Amelia Jade

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
130 reviews

Nomad: A Thriller (The New Earth Series Book 1) by Matthew Mather

Something massive is coming…And it’s heading for Earth.That’s what Dr. Ben Rollins, head of Harvard’s exoplanet research team, is told by NASA after being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night. His first instinct is to call his daughter, Jessica, who’s vacationing in Italy with his wife. “Something is coming,” he tells them, “a hundred times the mass of the sun. We can’t see it, we don’t know what it is, but it’s there. NASA’s calling it Nomad, and in just months, the Earth may be destroyed.””Compelling science, gut-wrenching adventure, and a truly original premise. The disaster thriller we’ve all been waiting for.” – Nicholas Sansbury Smith, author of the Extinction Horizon series.But what is it? And how did they miss detecting it until now? In a frantic race against time, Dr. Rollins must unravel Nomad’s secrets. A mysterious clue surfaces in his old research papers from the end of the Cold War, more than thirty years earlier…The world erupts into chaos as the end approaches–and Ben discovers that his wife and daughter are trapped in Europe. The key to humanity’s survival rests in the final answers Dr. Rollins pieces together, in the midst of his desperate scramble across continents to find his family before Nomad swallows the planet.MORE ABOUT NOMADA story of family, redemption, love and hope set amid a brand new category of cataclysm–all the more plausible and terrifying as the science behind it is vetted by a team of world-class astrophysicists from CERN, SETI, the Keck Observatory and more. It even has its own simulation video, included at the end of the book.Nomad comes from the mind of award-winning, Amazon Best-Seller Matthew Mather, whose books have sold a half million copies and been translated into sixteen languages, with 20th Century Fox developing one of his latest novels, CyberStorm, for film.

Author: Matthew Mather

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
1750 reviews

Awesome Healthy Recipes of Darkness: A Dozen Healthy Recipes for Servants of Lord K’aleth the Grand Adjudicator (Healthy Recipes, Free Healthy Recipes, … Healthy Living, The Will of Lord K’aleth) by Scara Morrowlen

Are you looking for the best healthy recipes? Then look no further than this great new cookbook by Scara Morrowlen that teaches you how to have nutritious meals that are always enjoyable, and never boring! Your days in the hallowed temple shall drift painlessly as you enjoy these great, traditional recipes..
From one of the best meatloaf recipes under the sign of the twin moons, to chocolate brownies that the Black Vanguard would destroy an entire village for, these recipes are guaranteed to please both expert and amateur cooking enthusiasts.

I invite you to bring our traditions into your home, and enjoy these recipes for you and your family to cherish for many years to come.

Author: Scara Morrowlen

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
82 reviews

A Tale of Two Elmos (Elmo Jenkins – Book Four) by McMillian Moody

Elmo Jenkins is celebrating his fifth anniversary as a staff member of First Church. Much has changed at the historic downtown church, with new Senior Pastor Billy Pike Jameson and his humorless wingman Lord Hatchet keeping Elmo more than busy. In the midst of helping the church navigate the precarious waters of starting a contemporary worship service, Elmo is asked to lead a mission trip to Papua New Guinea. As always, Elmo keeps his sense of humor and his faith in God’s higher purpose.On the home front, Elmo’s feisty mother-in-law is relentlessly pressuring him to produce a grandchild. Elmo’s friend Erlene has moved into an Assisted Living Facility where she’s stirring up some serious trouble. To make matters worse, someone is systematically burglarizing the homes of the First Church membership. Could there be an inside connection?Thurm, Harry, and Father Ted are still on board along with new friends Pearly Gates, The Radio Guy, and Stumpy the Squirrel.The readers say it best: “Not since Mitford has the day-to-day life of a minister been so much fun.”

Author: McMillian Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
392 reviews

The Opposite of Wild (Clover Park, Book 1) by Kylie Gilmore

Each book in the Clover Park Series can be read as a stand-alone novel, or for more fun read them in order. Characters you’ve loved from past books frequently pop up in other books.

Unleash the wild woman…?

Ex-cop Ryan O’Hare takes one look at buttoned-up control freak Liz Garner and just itches to loosen the woman up. Not that he’s into her. Because a woman like that comes with way too many expectations. Not to mention, she practically works for him, and he didn’t hire Liz to watch after his beloved Harley-stealing Gran so he could turn Liz loose in his bed. Still, there’s something about her, a hidden wild side, that makes him wonder what it would take.

Liz must be crazy to work for the insensitive, arrogant, horribly…hot man she’s avoided for years. Unfortunately, she needs the money and Ryan’s grandmother needs a keeper. (Midnight tango lessons and ziplines with Gran, anyone?) Ryan’s rare smile and swaggering confidence have Liz torn between throwing her favorite pinot grigio at his head or throwing herself at him. Can this control freak find a way to let loose with the tough, no-strings guy who once broke her heart?

The Clover Park Series
Book 1: The Opposite of Wild
Book 2: Daisy Does It All
Book 3: Bad Taste in Men
Book 4: Kissing Santa (a Novella)

Don’t miss my new spinoff series, The Clover Park STUDS series, with some Clover Park favorites popping up too!

Praise for Kylie Gilmore:

“This book is everything a reader hopes for. Funny. Hot. Sweet.”—New York Times Bestselling Author, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

“The Opposite of Wild found its way into my hands and, to my surprise, I could not put it down.”—New York Times Bestselling Author, Michael Ian Black

“If you like a wonderful romance book full of family drama, love, laughter and so much more pick this one up.”—Racing to Read

Author: Kylie Gilmore

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
477 reviews