A SoCal Story by Ben Coulter

What do you do when you fall for your best friend’s girl? Your best friend who just happens to be an international film star and a girl who just happens to be a drug-crazed supermodel? Can an introverted London author really handle the heat of L.A. and all its wicked ways? Find out in A SoCal Story…

Ben Coulter’s fourth novel sees him climb out from the grungy pool of the urban crime thriller and aspire to the lofty heights of contemporary literary fiction, while continuing to employ the same grit, addictive mystery and relentless tension he has become known for.

Tony Lowe is an internationally published author, achieving the aspiration of so many. But Tony isn’t one of the many, Tony is one of the few. The 1 in 4 few who suffer the torment of a noxious mind. His collapsing mental health will not allow him to appreciate his literary achievement and his self-doubt threatens to turn to self-sabotage.

When he receives a call from his university room-mate, Marley George, asking him to come to L.A. to adapt his novel to film, he doesn’t hesitate in saying yes. Marley is now a fully fledged Hollywood heart-throb, garnering international fame and vast wealth.

Soothed by warm winter sunshine and laid-back Malibu living, Tony settles into the L.A. lifestyle, calming his dependency on prescription drugs and limiting time spent with poisonous memories. He feels his frosty mental health begin to thaw in the warm SoCal sun.

But he soon finds himself swapping one addiction for another as he spends more time with Abi Hart, Marley’s supermodel partner. The celebrity couple’s relationship is on the rocks and Tony falls for her New York charms like a struggling actress for the Hollywood casting couch. She welcomes him into her world without limitation. A world of A-list celebrity and class A narcotics.

He quickly discovers that the reality of life in LaLa Land is profoundly different from the one portrayed on the silver screen. Racked with feelings of guilt for betraying his friend, and an immoral fear of losing his movie deal, he struggles to resist Abi and all the libertine lust she dispenses.

Southern California is the land where fantasy can come true, but just as soon be slung onto Skid Row, discarded, broken and bruised with a hundred dollar a day habit.

Will Tony live the dream, or suffer the nightmare? One thing is sure, just because it sparkles, doesn’t mean it shines.

Author: Ben Coulter

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Life Happens (The Books of Life Book 3) by William David

LIFE HAPPENS begins with Michael Belanger and his friends on a Caribbean Gaycation cruise ship. A well-intentioned introduction is misunderstood and has the other passengers believing that Michael is a sex god. Shortly after returning home, Michael gets involved in a secret plot to help a former student who is in serious trouble. Fabulous Phyllis opens a nightclub in Sarasota called Gaytopia.

Author: William David

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Carried Away (Kingdoms Gone Romance Book 1) by Frances Pauli

Jenna grew up on fairy tales of the Old Kingdoms and the magical Gentry creatures. The stories have always whispered to her of another life, called her to something that Jenna only thinks she’s prepared for.
When a band of tinkers arrive in town, Jenna comes face to face with Tam, a peevish faun who catches her spying on his people. Suddenly, Jenna’s dreams are full of his golden skin and flashing yellow eyes. Something about the faun triggers her wanderlust, but the more she learns of magic, the more she sees the flaws beneath the fantasy.
Tam might believe she is more than an ordinary girl, but to make her dreams come true, Jenna will have to believe in herself. Otherwise, the chance she’s been waiting for will vanish back into the pockets forever.

A Kingdoms Gone Fairy Tale Fantasy Romance

Author: Frances Pauli

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Lucky Prisoner (The Lucky Series Book 2) by Tomi Farrell

** The sequel to The Lucky Winner **It all began on that day. With her entire family behind bars, Ella’s new life begins as a freshman at Stanford University in California. Despite her wish to live a normal life again, it appears she is still heavily cursed by her “luckiest” day, the day of her mother’s infamous lottery win two years ago. She discovers, in an act that feels like déjà vu, that someone has stolen five million dollars from the trust in her name.Reunited with her high school crush, North Dakota State Police Detective Zachary Lake, Ella is determined to solve the mystery and defeat this new evil.

Author: Tomi Farrell

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

THE ONE WHO HOLDS MY HEART II: MATTERS OF THE HEART by MSGEMINI

Your favorite couple is back and they brought a few friendsalong for the ride!After being rescued and whisked back to Atlanta, Miccayla and Sydir finally feel like they are getting a chance to have the kind of love that they fought so hard for. Miccayla couldn’t be happier living in her dream home with the love of her life; finally at peace. Sydir can breathe easier because Miccayla is back where she rightfully belongs.But as with everything in life, all good things must come to an end!Their peaceful world is turned upside down and inside out when a few blasts from the past show up to tear up their happy home.Can their love withstand yet another test?With temptations, envy, and danger at every turn will it come down to a matter of time or a matter of heart?

Author: MSGEMINI

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

What My Heart Wants (Y.A Series Book 3) by Sarah Tork

***This edition contains 2 ebooks: What My Heart Wants and Waiting For A Fall***

Did I miss a class growing up? You know the kind that teaches you how to deal with teenage heartache and maybe how to avoid it all together?

I could have used the advice.

Desperately.

Senior year wasn’t supposed to be like this for Annabelle Simms. Thanks to James, after having a crazy off/on relationship with him since school started, it’s been nothing but heartache central.

After confronting James and the popular crew in front of the entire school, things were about to get harder. If she had any hope of surviving the rest of her senior year in one piece, she’d have to ignore what her heart wanted and start listening to her head.

How many times could she say this was the last time before… it was too late?

Warning Contains Sexual Scenes
Recommended for ages 17+
This is not a standalone novel. Book 3 in Y.A Series

WAITING FOR A FALL
Previously published as Young Annabelle Series: Young Annabelle, The Truth About James, What My Heart Wants (Books #1-3).
***Author’s Cut Version***
***Warning contains strong language and sexual scenes***
***There is a HEA***

The first time I met James I thought he was an idiot. But the more time we spent together the more I realized that he was just as angry as I was. Him with his dad and me with my mom. He’s got me all twisted, messed up to a point where I barely recognize myself anymore. My best friend tells me to dump him. My parents don’t know he exists. But I can’t seem to stay away. When we’re alone it’s everything, but when we’re at school it’s like we don’t even exist, and I wish he’d tell me why.

Already a star on the Royal Heights High School Baseball team, James Lawson wasn’t your average transfer student. Even with his ‘new guy’ status, he quickly becomes one of the popular ‘Kings’ at school and that alone should have been the red flag Annabelle needed to stay away from him. He’s arrogant, intense, rude and worst of all he seems like the kind of guy that usually gets what he wants. But the more time they spend together the more difficult she finds it to stay away from him, especially with all the stress her mother is causing her concerning her appearance. As if she didn’t already have enough to worry about, she finds out that the popular ‘Queen’ of Royal Heights High had her sights set on a certain popular ‘King’. In Donna Tallins eyes, James was her perfect match, but there was one person standing in her way of high school couple stardom. And that was Annabelle.

Author: Sarah Tork

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

The Dark Elf (Crimson Black Series Book 2) by C. C. Morgen

“In the darkness I fall,In the dark I shall stay,My heart knows nothing more than the silence that awaits.She is there before me with a welcoming embrace,She whispers my destinyA destiny …I’ll fight it till my very end.”~ALI~The Dark Elf is the second installment of the Crimson Black series, telling the story of Ali. The daughter of the Dark Princess of the Harpy Clan, and the General of the Dark Elves. She struggles between her race as being half Dark Elf and being quarter Demon in this tale of love and tragedy.Ali runs away from her destiny of becoming the next Harpy princess. She escapes her fate of losing her heart and leaves everything behind to venture into the Underworld alongside a band of mercenaries. Her journey is an attempted effort to find honor in living up to her father’s name as the great General of the Dark Elf army and the magical sword that she inherited from a long bloodline of Generals, to wield the power of her ancestors in battle. However, deeply scarred from his death emotionally and physical at childhood, she is easily swayed by the darkness that consumed her mother with evil. While aiding the Demon Empire that became under siege from a rebellion against the Demon King, she befriends Angelica. A seductive Demon lord, who falls in love with her savior known as the Dark Elf. Ali learns to embrace love above her rage in this heated romance, with an unexpected twist. She is torn between two sisters, one her soulmate the other her twin flame in this Dark Fantasy Romance. Who will she chose? Or will the darkness decide her fate? https://ccmorgen.wordpress.com

Author: C. C. Morgen

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews