Malevolent (The Darkness Series Book 1) by Cassia Brightmore

Darkness has a seductive power, a delicious energy that sinks its claws in deep. Once the devil has a hold of you, true malevolence is born.

Sheriff Brady James has sworn to protect the small town of Durham Heights, his current priority to ruthlessly hunt a sadistic killer on the loose. With lives at stake, his focus is split between two beautiful women – one dark, one light. The clock is ticking, the threat palpable; crawling closer at every turn. Once death has you in its sights, there is no escape.

Pain. Suffering. Lives shattered and broken. In the fight of good against evil, who will survive?

This is the first book in the Darkness series, a wishing evil upon others novel that can be read as a standalone.

Warning: This content contains material that maybe offensive to some readers, including graphic language, dangerous and adult situations. Recommended for readers aged 18 and up.

Author: Cassia Brightmore

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
202 reviews

Skipping Stones by J.B. McGee

They say there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Not everyone will grieve in this order, nor will everyone go through every stage. It’s during the stage of denial when Alex Hart meets Andrew Foster. He takes her one-step closer to acceptance: the stage when new, meaningful relationships are formed. The stage when the realization occurs that this is now the new state of normal.

Just when Alex thinks she is on her way to healing, she enters the bargaining phase. That’s the phase where you wonder what you could have done differently. You wonder “what if?” Specifically, what if the ones you loved hadn’t left you?

Leaving…this is what makes heading off to war so difficult and frightening for Alex. She knows all too well what it’s like to be the one on the losing end of life, which is why she’s made it her personal mission in life to save as many lives as possible. The extreme high she gets from treating trauma victims turns into Alex’s own form of therapy, or so she thinks.

When faced with her world being turned upside down, Alex may just find that her true therapy is in the one who has always saved her.

Skipping Stones is a stand alone novel.

Author: J.B. McGee

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
128 reviews

Mail-Order Bride Ink: Dear Mr. Weaver by Kit Morgan

Mail-Order Bride Ink! Mischief, Marriage and Mayhem, these mail-order brides have something to write about! Mrs. Pettigrew, of the Pettigrew Mail-Order Bride Agency sees to that! She likes to hear from all her brides and loves a happy ending. But to ensure her brides get one, she does things to help love along. Sometimes, however, those things don’t always go as planned…Dear Mrs. Pettigrew,I’ve reached my destination and I must say that the Washington territory is not what I expected, neither is my new husband for that matter. His family is huge, loud and boisterous! We haven’t had a moment’s peace since our wedding. I don’t mean to complain, but I wasn’t prepared to become a schoolteacher for seven children! Seven mischievous, prank-pulling, children no less. No, they are not my husband’s, (thank heaven). They belong to his older brother and his wife. In short, I should have been warned! He said nothing in his letters about any of this. I don’t know how much longer I can endure it. Please write back to me as soon as you can before I go mad!Sincerely,Ebba WeaverDaniel Weaver was ready for a wife. His three older brothers had been married for several years and now it was his turn. So, like his brothers Arlan, Benjamin and Calvin, he sends for a mail-order bride, with a little help from their cousin Matthew of course. After all, he helped his brothers write their letters to their prospective brides, so why not him? But when the letter from his bride comes, it’s got more than her acceptance of his proposal written in it. Worse, it gets picked up and read by the town’s worst gossip, Nellie Davis. Ebba Knudson can’t figure out why folks in her intended’s town of Nowhere would be giving her such odd looks. It was bad enough she had other things to deal with by coming to the Washington territory to marry a farmer, but now this? Was there something wrong with her future husband? Or just with her? Of which she knew there was plenty. Enough to make her think she might not get married at all…Enjoy this sweet, historical, western romance and the first book in this laugh out loud new series!

Author: Kit Morgan

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
172 reviews

Irrevocable: A Sins of Ashville Abduction Dark Romance (Irrevocable Duet Book 1) by Skye Callahan

“This was an amazing novel that had me speechless, cringing, in tears, and in a panic. ” (Everything Marie)Book 1 in the Irrevocable DuetStripped of everything she knows–even her real name–Silver is forced to adapt, to obey, and to do anything she needs to do to survive. Sometimes when you can’t go back, the only way out is to descend into the darkness. my CaptorWhen I woke in that place, I just wanted to survive. But survival came at a cost, for which they demanded my will and body. my MasterWith pain came acceptance. Fully-dependent on the man who claimed me, I learned to appreciate what I had-life and relative safety. my ProtectorI watched him spill blood and tend my injuries. With betrayal came a revelation. “Not only did Irrevocable gut me, it took me on a roller coaster ride full of emotions that I usually don’t experience while reading romances…. You start to hate, you start to sympathize, and you begin to fall in love in every way. Ms. Callahan has turned my world upside down with her writing. Dark, sensual, and at times overwhelming, Irrevocable will bring you on a dark journey that you will never forget..” (Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads, TOP PICK of 2014!)IRREVOCABLE is a dark romance intended for adult readers 18+ only. Not intended for those easily offended by dark subject matter.

Author: Skye Callahan

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
251 reviews

Goodbyes and Second Chances (The Bleu Series Book 1) by T.I. Lowe

From bestselling author of Lulu’s Cafe.
Some mistakes create accidental blessings.
Jillian (Jewels) Whitman lives with her mistakes and tries to move past the biggest one of her life – Dillon Bleu – Rocker and once best friend.
After saying goodbye to the lakeside trailer park of his youth, Dillon sets out to make something of himself only to discover all he needs is his Jewel. After hitting it big in the music industry, Dillon heads back to ask for a second chance.
Only… Nothing is ever as easy as it seems…
A southern tale of rags to riches where a man’s worth is ultimately found in his heart.

Author: T.I. Lowe

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
311 reviews

War and Love by Winter Renshaw

When Jude Warner first walked into my life, he was just some handsome stranger in an expensive suit offering me a quarter for the fountain outside my apartment. A moment later I discovered he was my neighbor, both of us new to the building. Then he was the knight in shining armor who rescued my place from a late-night plumbing fiasco. The prince charming who offered me refuge and ice cream during a storm-fueled power outage. The bona fide saint who volunteered to accompany me to my crazy sister’s wedding back in North Carolina. Falling for him was easy. Finding out who he really was? Devastating. They say when something’s too good to be true, it probably is. I vowed to never forgive him after I learned the truth …… and then he dropped a bombshell on me that changed everything.

Author: Winter Renshaw

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
435 reviews

Melody’s Christmas (Heartwarming Holidays Sweet Romance Book 1) by ID Johnson and Lauren Yearsley Morgan

Can Christmas magic help her hear the music again?Melody Murphy shared her love of music with her father, but after tragically loosing him on Christmas Eve two years ago, she no longer has any interest in music or Christmas. She returns to her hometown of Charles Town, West Virginia, to help her mother save the family antique business, content to stay focused on her work. However, when a chance encounter with an adorable five year old leads her to befriend an attractive single dad, Melody begins to realize she’s been putting her life on hold, something her father would’ve never wished for her. Will she learn to hear the song in the falling snow again?Reid has recently moved to Charles Town to start over after his wife walked out, leaving him alone to raise their son, Michael. When Michael decides he needs Melody Murphy in his life, Reid needs to find out what it is that has his son drawn to the young woman like a magnet. The closer he gets to Melody, the more he begins to believe he might get a second chance at love after all. This is a sweet contemporary romance with Christian themes, perfect for holiday reading. The second in the series, Christmas Cocoa, will also be released before Christmas 2017. This is a stand alone, complete novel.

Author: ID Johnson and Lauren Yearsley Morgan

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
78 reviews

Rush (The Boys of RDA Book 1) by Megan Matthews

Things are heating up in San Francisco for Aspen Adams this summer.

Fresh out of graduate school, she’s starting the next chapter of her life. In a brand new city, with an amazing apartment and a great new job, everything is under control.

No Problem…right?

All she needs to do is not break any of the ridiculous rules in her lease agreement, help get her best friend through some nasty relationship drama, and stick to her plan…no relationships for at least a year. Easy. Or at least it would be if she could figure out why her heart skips a beat every time she sees her hot new neighbor.

Handsome, funny and always around right when she needs him, the guy next door is like a knight in shining armor. And the tousled hair and sexy glasses don’t hurt either. But while Finn seems like the perfect man, Aspen can’t help but wonder if he’s too good to be true.

When it really counts… can she count on him? Or is Finn using his good guy image to hide the truth?

Rush is a first in a new exciting romantic comedy series with a HEA.
Warning: Rush contains sexually explicit scenes and harsh language. Reader discretion is advised. 18+

Author: Megan Matthews

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
136 reviews

Broken At Love (Whitman University Book 1) by Lyla Payne

When a knee injury ends twenty-year-old Quinn Rowlands pro tennis career, hes not only dumped by his hot Russian girlfriend but ordered to attend college by his disinterested billionaire father. A rich kid whos not used to being disappointed by life, Quinn and his sociopathic half-brother Sebastian create a frat house game intended to treat girls how they see themas simple game pieces to be manipulated for their pleasure.College sophomore Emilie Swanson knows Quinns reputationafter all, he did send one of her sorority sisters into therapy earlier in the semesterbut the game and his charm bring them closer together and soon she starts to believe theres more to Quinn than people think.But what if the more is something darker than a game of toying with emotions and breaking hearts?Quinn and Emilie might be falling for each other, but there are secrets hes not ready to telland lifestyle changes hes reluctant to make. She willingly stepped on the court, but if Emilie finds out she started out as nothing as a pawn in Quinn and Sebastians twisted game, she might never forgive him.To his surprise, Quinn finds that he might finally care about someone more than he cares about himself&even if that means letting Emilie walk away for good.

Author: Lyla Payne

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
346 reviews

The Spookshow: Book 1 by Tim McGregor

Life used to be normal for Billie Culpepper. Drab even. That all that changed after an accident left her in a coma for three days. That’s when the spookshow really began, when Billie realized that she could see the dead.

And the dead could see her.

Now, they won’t leave her alone.

Accompanying two friends through a haunted house, Billie uncovers a terrible secret that brings, not only the police, but the homicide detective responsible for putting her into the hospital in the first place. He’s also the one man she sworn to stay away from.

Author: Tim McGregor

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
479 reviews