Love Bats Last (The Tavonesi Series Book 1) by Pamela Aares

A stormy night changes their lives forever…

In LOVE BATS LAST, (The Heart of the Game, #1), the baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.

Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.

A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find—he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?

While each book in The TAVONESI SERIES: HEART OF THE GAME can be read as a standalone, you’ll likely enjoy reading all the books in the series:
Love Bats Last (Book 1, Jackie and Alex)
Thrown By Love (Book 2, Chloe and Scotty)
Fielder’s Choice (Book 3, Matt and Alana)
Love On The Line (Book 4, Cara and Ryan)
Aim for Love (Book 5, Sabrina and Kaz)

PRAISE for LOVE BATS LAST
“Sure to thrill fans of modern romantic fiction. If you love Bella Andre and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you’ll love the series Heart of the Game!” —EarthLoving Lens

“A new star in the romance world!” —New York Times bestselling author E. Alexander

“My favorite reads are spin-off series by authors like Nora Roberts and I’m happy to find another author I love reading as much.” —Julie Martin Wallace

“I didn’t want to put this book down, but did when reality interrupted. The sizzle between Jackie and Alex and the suspense kept me wanting more.” —Julie, GoodReads.com reader

“Triple Crown, Ms. Aares! This story has so many levels that all weave together beautifully. From the moment readers start tuning the pages, there will be no putting this story down until love bats last! —Julie Caicco, InD’tale Magazine

AUTHOR
PAMELA AARES is an author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her first book, Jane Austen and the Archangel (Angels Come to Earth, #1) was released in 2012. Midnight Becomes You, (Angels Come to Earth, #2) will release in 2014, along with three more books in the Heart of the Game series, all releasing in 2014.

Before becoming a romance author, Pamela Aares produced and wrote award-winning films and radio shows.

Pamela holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard and lives in the wine country of California with her husband and two curious cats. Her love of nature led to adventures scuba diving the coral reefs of Fiji, exploring the cliffs of Greece, sea kayaking the Rosario Straits and white water rafting the wild and scenic rivers of the west—and romance!
(love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sexy romance, bad boys, falling in love, romance sports,new kindle romance)

Author: Pamela Aares

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
229 reviews

Seven Days of Friday (Women of Greece Book 1) by Alex A. King

Seven Days of Friday opens with Days of the Week underwear and closes with a forty-year-old secret that refuses to stay submerged.

Thirty-four-year-old Vivi Tyler is living her nightmare: gay husband, self-harming teenager, melodramatic mother. They’re picking apart her sanity, one stitch at a time. She’s crawling along rock bottom when the arrival of a mysterious package opens a new door to a new country. A desperate Vivi dives headfirst into the quicksand that is Greece—her parents’ birthplace.

But it’s a paradise far from perfect, and instead of the new beginning she covets, Vivi discovers trouble is determined to keep her in its pocket. Soon she’s fighting for her daughter’s life in a Greek hospital, clashing with her Greek relatives, and cobbling together an inadequate cage around her heart, lest she fall for an unavailable man.

Before this story ends, somebody will be dead. And if some people are to be believed, this particular death is a good thing. A blessing, of sorts . . . .

Author: Alex A. King

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
339 reviews

Someone Else’s Daughter: Book I (A Miranda’s Rights Mystery 1) by Linsey Lanier

A Miranda’s Rights Mystery – Book IBook I of the popular Miranda’s Rights Mystery series by Linsey Lanier.Newly edited.A woman can never make herself too tough, too strong, or too street smart.THE SEARCHING MOTHERMiranda Steele. Smart-talking, hot pepper-eating loner whose abusive ex-husband stole her baby and gave it up for adoption. She comes to Atlanta to hunt for her daughter.THE PIWade Parker. Wealthy owner of the Parker Investigative Agency and most eligible forty-four-year-old bachelor in Atlanta. He still mourns the death of his socialite wife but must now solve a disturbing murder case.THE MURDERERA serial killer strangling young girls in a bizarre ritual. Why? She doesn’t need a man. He needs to find a killer. Together, can they save a thirteen year old girl? ********”Highly charged and emotional… Read it with tissue from the very beginning.” Pamela Mason.”It was a great read, honestly couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to read the next one.” Cathie – Sydney, Australia”Miranda Steele is one ballsy lady…what I’d call ‘one HOT pepper!'” Diane Kratz – crime fiction writer ********THE MIRANDA’S RIGHTS MYSTERY SERIESSomeone Else’s Daughter – Book IDelicious Torment – Book IIForever Mine – Book IIIFire Dancer – Book IVThin Ice – Book VTHE MIRANDA AND PARKER MYSTERY SERIESAll Eyes on MeHeart WoundsOTHER BOOKS BY LINSEY LANIERChicago Cop (A cop family thriller) – Don’t let them take what you love, baby girl. A police thriller featuring GUTS team lead Lieutenant Maggie Delaney, a tough multi-generational cop hunting down a crazed mafia hit man bent on revenge.Steal My Heart (A Romantic Suspense) – Get me what I want or you’ll never see your daughter again. New York newspaper columnist, Paige Dunbar, can hardly breathe when she learns her precious three-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. She’ll do anything to get her back, including steal the famous Fantasia necklace the kidnapper wants. No one can stop her. Not even her sexy ex-jewel-thief-ex-husband.HUMOROUS BOOKS BY LINSEY LANIERYou Want Me to Kill Who? (A Dandy Frost–Ninja Assassin Story)A New Adult, futuristic romantic fantasy.A lowly, powerless factory worker is sent half-way around the world by her boss to fight an evil spy organization, but she really just wants to be a fashion designer.You Want Me to Go Where? (A Dandy Frost–Ninja Assassin Story) #2Dandy Frost’s first time in JB’s office he threatened to “eliminate” her if she didn’t go on a special assignment halfway around the world for a secret organization. He couldn’t have anything like that in mind again…or could he?The Clever Detective Boxed Set 2 (A Fairy Tale Romance): Stories 1-5From the Hollow Tree to Stacey’s home town to the mountains of Sweden to the high seas, follow PI Stacey Alexander and Prince Chad’s wacky adventures and romance.

Author: Linsey Lanier

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
1121 reviews

Collision (Portland Street Kings Book 1) by Evie Harper and Hot Tree Edits

When I was fourteen years old, I killed for the first time. That day I learned cruelty wasn’t only within the walls we had just escaped.

It hasn’t been easy growing up in the middle of a war. A struggle to find shelter. Fighting to protect our bodies against the corruption of the streets. Nobody cared about the street kids who had to beg and steal to eat.

Now we are the Portland Street Kings – A family forged through loyalty not blood. To get through this life of broken dreams alive, we’ve become hard, uncaring and merciless. We do what must be done to keep our family safe, we will harm those who stand against us.

We have it all, feared and respected by those on the streets. Then she collided into my world, and with her came demons from my past, back to haunt us all.

Author: Evie Harper and Hot Tree Edits

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
125 reviews

Covenant (Paris Mob Book 1) by Michelle St. James

Danger. Passion. Obsession.Heir to a worthless title, Christophe Marchand knows the only way to build an empire in the twenty-first century is with single-minded focus and cold, hard pragmatism.Which means no distractions.But that’s before he lays eyes on Charlotte Duval.Charlotte Duval is no man’s arm candy.An expert in antique furniture, Charlotte is in Paris to close up her recently deceased father’s antique store. Her plan? Finish the job as quickly as possible, preferably without touching the still-tender wound of their estranged relationship, and return to L.A..And even the enigmatic Christophe Marchand can’t tempt her to stay.Then the discovery of an elaborate ring hidden inside a 16th century writing desk sets off a chain of events that sends her to Christophe for protection. Soon the pair are traveling to Vienna in search of answers to an unsolved theft that once rocked the art world. But when their hunt intersects with an ominous takeover of Christophe’s business, it becomes clear that their common cause will either destroy them — or force them to come to terms with the true price of love.

Author: Michelle St. James

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
90 reviews

Skinny: She was starving to fit in… (False Reflections Book 1) by Laura L. Smith

Originally published in 2008
You can never be too thin…can you?
Melissa seems to have it all–grades, friends, dance team and the eye of the new guy in school. The one thing Melissa doesn’t have is a perfect body. But there are ways to fix that. Strict dieting and throwing up can’t be all bad, can they? Melissa soon finds the consequences are devastating, but turning back isn’t so easy. Will she hear God’s voice before it’s too late?

Author: Laura L. Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
224 reviews

He Lived Next Door by Portia Moore

There are ugly truthsand pretty lies.When I lost themI chose neither.I wrapped myself in silence.My husband, my best friend, became a stranger who gave up.Then….He moved next door, and everything changed.You think you know this story,but you don’t.Be careful what you ask for because the answer may not come the way you think.

Author: Portia Moore

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
124 reviews

Finding Ever After (Ever After 1) by Stephanie Hoffman McManus

The day she graduated high school, Jaxyn left everything behind to escape. Now, three years later, she’s done running from her past and finally returning home to Boston to face the friends she abandoned without warning and the nightmares that still wake her in the night.

Back in the house that holds all of her childhood memories, from before life showed her that ‘happily ever afters’ don’t come easy, she is unsure of what the future holds. She definitely wasn’t expecting Kyden McCabe, the hot, tattooed and pierced musician she meets her first night back. He’s arrogant, frustrating and completely wrong for her.

All she ever wanted as a little girl was to be swept off her feet by a prince, but Ky is nothing like the heroes from the stories her mom used to read to her. He lives his life one night stand at a time and she knows he’s nothing but trouble.

Still haunted by her past and afraid to let anyone see the scars she hides, she fights the attraction she feels for Kyden and wonders if she’ll ever find her storybook ending. Then a monster from her past threatens to rip away her chances before she realizes that maybe she already found it.

Content Advisory 17+ recommended, adult language, mild violence

Excerpt:

“Are you going to kiss me?” My voice came out breathless and the corners of his mouth curved up into a devastating smile.
“Believe me, you’ll know when I’m going to kiss you.” He lowered his face until it was just inches from mine. My heart rate increased and a flush crawled up my neck and over my face. His eyes were locked on mine and I was unable to look away or move, even though I knew I should. He leaned in even closer until his lips hovered just over my jaw. He took my chin gently in one hand and trailed his thumb over my bottom lip. I felt his warm breath on my neck as he moved to whisper in my ear.
“You’re not ready for me yet Princess, but when you are I promise you won’t have to ask whether or not I’m going to do it.” Just like that he pulled away and walked right out of the room. It took me a moment to collect myself and I was left wondering what the heck just happened. Holy heart attack Batman. I was in trouble. That much I knew.

Author: Stephanie Hoffman McManus

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
197 reviews

Katie: Clover Springs Mail Order Brides Book 1 by Rachel Wesson and Cindy Caldwell

Be sure to check out my new release, EMER is now available. http://amzn.to/1TaO9xm

When Katie O’Callaghan left Ireland in search of a better life in America, she never dreamed that she’d end up having to flee Boston and head West less than a year later. But after suffering at the hands of her greedy Uncle, she is forced to take the only way out she can … marry a stranger out west.

Daniel Sullivan is in need of a wife if he wants the bank to lend him money for his new business. Too bad the only girl he’s interested in – one he met during a train robbery – is already taken.
Katie is determined to honour her promise to marry her fiancé despite losing her heart to Daniel.

Author: Rachel Wesson and Cindy Caldwell

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
212 reviews

Poet Of The Wrong Generation by Lonnie Ostrow

“It’s not that I don’t love you, and my tears are yet to dry. But you can’t go back and forth forever and we’ve already said goodbye.”Through these words, a young poet unearths his musical soul while severing ties with the woman he loves after her stunning betrayal. Unknowingly, in writing this ballad of liberation, he will soon evolve as one of the fastest rising stars on the pop music landscape.The year is 1991; the place, New York City. Here we meet Johnny Elias, a college student from Brooklyn with boundless adoration for two things in life: timeless popular music, and the heart of a sweet, complicated young woman who is clearly out of his league.Megan Price not only is the object of Johnny’s affection, but also the only daughter of New York’s most powerful PR woman: the indomitable Katherine Price.Projecting that her daughter’s boyfriend will never live up to the family standard, Katherine cleverly perpetrates a series of duplicitous schemes to rid Johnny from her high-class world. But in her callous disregard, she inadvertently sets him on a determined course to his improbable musical destiny – while sending her own daughter spiraling down a path of devastation.Poet of the Wrong Generation tells the symmetrical story of a lovable underdog and his meteoric rise to stardom, his humiliating downfall and his unprecedented attempt to reclaim his place as the unlikely musical spokesman for his generation. At the heart of Poet is a tale of star-crossed lovers and their struggle with unforeseen success and disillusionment, in an attempt to rediscover lasting harmony.Uniquely integrating a variety of original song compositions, Poet projects the epic clash between true contentment and the fable of stardom’s rewards; a nostalgic journey through the major events of the 1990s, with a cherished cast of characters and a stunningly unpredictable conclusion. The ultimate rock & roll love story.REVIEWS:4 Stars out of 4Eloquently written song lyrics highlight this successful novel by Ostrow. His paean to the music industry and true love is a compelling read. The manipulative Katherine is ever-present, which adds dimension to the story. This is a classic tale of star-crossed lovers. Johnny’s up-and-down career is the thing great novels are built on.RT BookReviews

Author: Lonnie Ostrow

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
152 reviews