I am the thing that goes bump in the night. I am a liar, a protector…a killer… I am Noah Blake.There is only one light in my darkness, one bright ray in the storm of my life. Lucia DeMarco. And I’ll do anything for her. Anything except show her who I really am…an assassin. Well, former assassin. I don’t really do that anymore…usually. It would be easier if she didn’t call me names. Asshole, control freak … shameless. It would also be easier if she didn’t look at me with those trusting gray eyes. If I didn’t dream about the perfect curve of her — never mind all that. The point is she’s digging into my world, my secrets, and it’s going to get her killed.But first, we have another more immediate concern. Lucia is going on a date—With someone else…And I’m not allowed to kill this one. Noah’s Cliffhanger Warning: Ladies, I know you want to see the full package. But I have to tease you first. So I’m just going to open a few buttons so you can take a peek. And while you’re at it, hold onto your panties because I like it dirty. (The Shameless series unfolds over the course of three books)
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ilsa Madden-MillsAmazon Top 10 Bestseller “One of the top five New Adult romances of 2013.” –A is for Alpha, B is for Book Blog What happens when the perfect girl makes a very bad list? Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect.Or is she? Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex. Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her. When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about…until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference. As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken. Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things. **Recommended for mature audiences 18+ due to strong language and sexual content. **Also part of the Briarcrest Series: Very Wicked Beginnings (1.5)Very Wicked Things (2)Very Twisted Things (Feb. 2015) Early Reviews: “From the writing style to the exquisite formatting, from the captivating storyline to the colourful characters, this book was truly the full package for me.” Natasha is a Book Junkie “Ilsa Madden Mills. Watch this name, people…you will be hearing it a lot…Very Bad Thingssucked me in from the start, and despite my not wanting to read as much NA lately, I fell for this book. It had quality about it that just made it stand out as a little more unique…there was just something special.” Ana from Ana’s Attic “Very Bad Things is beautiful and heartbreaking…an epic love story.” The Lovely Books “It’s the kind of story you think about for weeks…wishing you could read it all over again for the first time.” Two Crazy Girls with a Passion for Books “Very Bad Things in on my list of top ten reads this year.” Morning After a Good Book “Ilsa Madden-Mills has an exquisite writing style that makes you feel their pain and anguish, their happiness, and their heartaches and fears.” A Lust for Reading “A brilliant debut novel.” Nose Stuck in a Book “If I had to pick one book to recommend to everyone I know, this would be the one.”My Fictional Boyfriend “…it is maddening, passionate, heart-breaking, all-encompassing, and about a million other adjectives.” Sarah Griffin of Books to Breathe and Angie’s Dreamy Reads
When I told my parents during my senior year that I wasn’t going to college, they lost their minds. There was only one person that stood beside me, and that was my sister Sammie. I’d been working with computers since I was ten. Everyone laughed and joked about how much time I spent in my room. They had no idea that I’d been working on something great. Sammie listened when I told her I already knew more than I’d learn in college. She believed me when I told her what I was working on would make a difference, and she defended me every step of the way.I had big dreams, and nothing was going to stop me from making them happen. The best part was that I was doing it on my own. It wasn’t going to be because of my dad, his affiliation with baseball, or his money. It wasn’t going to have anything to do with Sammie’s husband giving me a job. It was going to be all me. I was going to make it happen on my own.When the day came to tell my parents that all of those hours they’d thought I’d been messing around in my room had paid off, I couldn’t wait to see their faces. I was going to blow their minds. I’d made one of my dreams come true, but I wasn’t done yet.When I looked at my sister, her husband, and their daughter, I thought about having that for myself one day. I hadn’t had a serious relationship yet, and I wasn’t interested in one either. Sure, I hooked up every now and then, but I’d never let it become anything more than that. Every moment was put into my future, and that was exactly where my attention needed to stay. I still had one big dream I needed to make happen. Until I did, nothing else would matter.Then I got an email that would change my life forever.All those years of working hour after hour, day after day were paying off.I’d been offered the job of a lifetime.There was only one thing standing in my way.I need to keep my eyes on the prize.I needed to stay focused.Then she walked in, sat down next to me, and turned my world upside down.Part 2 will be available April 4Part 3 will be available April 25
Kate Bennet owns a small bookstore in Cambria, California—the kind of shop that smells like mildew, furniture wax, and old pages, the kind where you’ll find a cat napping atop the used biographies. Two years out from a divorce that left her emotionally fragile, Kate is starting to think that maybe she’s ready for love again—or at least for a fling with a hot man. Jackson Graham is a local chef who’s controlling when it comes to food, careless when it comes to women, and temperamental when it comes to just about everything.
When Kate’s friends mobilize to set things up between Kate and Jackson, she expects some casual pleasure followed by a hasty goodbye, but Jackson’s long-term crush on Kate means that he’s in this one to win. The problem is, neither he nor Kate knows whether he can change the self-defeating habits that usually send women scurrying for the door as soon as the afterglow fades.
Throw in a beautiful backdrop of rocky beaches and rugged coastline, a manipulative father, a Mary Kay–pushing stepmother, a yapping Pomeranian, and a nervous ring-tailed lemur, and you’ve got Moonstone Beach, the first contemporary romance in a series of four about Kate and her friends, Gen, Lacy, and Rose.
His best friend’s little sister is all grown up … and ready to play in a whole new way.Smith Hamilton has it all—he’s smart, good-looking and loaded. But he remembers a time when he had nothing and no one, so he’s not about to mess up, especially with his best friend’s little sister. That means keeping Evie at arm’s length … even though the once pesky little girl is now a buxom bombshell. A sexy blonde who pushes his self-control to the limit the night she crawls into bed with him.Evie Reed knows she’s blessed—with an exclusive education, a family who loves her, and a new job managing social media for her family’s lingerie company. But she wants more, like a reason to wear the sexy lingerie herself. She has just the man in mind to help with that. She’s crushed on Smith forever. Surely tricking her way into his bed will force him to see her in a new, adult way.Except that when Evie’s plan leads to disaster, she and Smith must decide—ignore the attraction sizzling between them, or become play mates and risk it all.Don’t miss this sexy friends-to-lovers romp—get your copy of The Play Mate today! This is book 2 in the Roommates series from NY Times bestseller Kendall Ryan, but each book can be read as a complete standalone as they all feature brand new couples to fall in love with.