by Hedonist SixPublication Date: March 24, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Women’s Fiction, Romance, Novella
Sally is a self-confessed player and party girl. Her life revolves around fun nights out, casual encounters and no emotional attachments other than with her best friend and colleague, Becky. When she is faced with a ghost from her past – Gareth – all the walls she’s carefully constructed around herself fall apart, revealing old wounds she thought had healed a long time ago. He wants a second chance, and she’s shocked to find that maybe she’s not as over him as she would want. Meanwhile, her current suitor, Becky and Sally’s charismatic manager, Mark, is keen to take their casual relationship to the next level.Sally’s uncomplicated life is about to become very messy indeed.
This novella is a stand-alone follow-up to The Rebound List, which focuses on Becky's journey-- can be read as a standalone / out of order!
Another day, another bouquet on my desk.
As I walk towards my spot, I note that the all too familiar gaggle of colleagues has already formed. I’m sure they’ll know the circumstances of how the flowers ended up here already. In fact I’m sure people on other floors whom I’ve never met before know all about my stupid fucking flowers.
Becky is spinning back and forth on her chair, while talking to Cath and Elaine with a thoughtful, all-knowing look on her face. As I get nearer, she finally spots me and shoos them away before I can overhear.
“Morning,” she chirps.
“Meh.” I let my handbag drop to the floor beside my desk and eye the flowers.
A different florist than the others, and their colours are more coordinated. The last ones looked like Gareth tried his best and did something totally out of character. With these, however, it seems like he had expert help.
“I haven’t read the card,” Becky remarks.
“You’d better hope you haven’t.”
“Read it! Come on, you know you want to!”
Goddamnit. I might as well, just to shut her up.
The tiny little envelope matches the dark purple of some of the whatever-type-flowers. My name is written on top in a vaguely familiar, neat handwriting.
I realise yesterday’s apology was anything but. If you let me, I’ll do better this time. I prefer a life with you in it, on your terms. Perhaps we can talk it over tonight?
I casually pop the card back into the envelope, and drop it into my handbag, before anyone else gets their grabby hands on it.
“So? Did the hot guy with the tats from yesterday not believe my story?” Becky asks.
“Gareth? No, these are from Mark.”
She breathes in through her teeth and scrutinises my face.
“Cath had mentioned he’s been acting weird. Do you think he’s jealous?”
“I don’t know what he is.” I turn towards my PC, signalling that the conversation is over.
Indeed, I’m not sure what to make of this. Has Mark accepted my stance on relationships or is this just an opening to try again? I do wish we could get back to how things were earlier: uncomplicated, but extremely satisfying booty calls along with a seemingly endless supply of intelligent conversation. And laughs, lots of laughs. Men like that don’t grow on trees and I really did enjoy his company, no matter what we ended up doing.
Whatever he’s thinking, though, I’ve already made plans with Becks tonight. If there’s one thing I won’t do over this, it’s cancelling an existing commitment. No matter how many flowers end up on my desk.
Realising he probably expects some kind of reaction, I do a quick scan of the office, noting that the door to Mark’s office is ajar, but there is no movement in sight. Cath also is nowhere to be seen. They must be in another meeting.
So I get my phone out, to get this over with quick.
‘ Hey. Thanks for the lovely flowers. Tonight I’m going out with Becky already, how’s tomorrow night for you? S .’
That’ll do. I put my phone away without waiting for a response.
ABOUT HEDONIST SIXCall me “H.” or Hedonist if you prefer. I’m a Romance writer based in London and I’ve always been a dreamer, though it didn’t occur to me to write down the stories I kept dreaming up until 2012. You’ll not find flowery language and poetry in my work. What you will find though is believable characters, none of whom perfect, going through life and trying to find happiness. Just like the rest of us. I first started writing because I craved to see more of “my kind of books” on the shelves. In any scenario, you’ll find me rooting for the underdog. The (emotionally) scarred hero who hasn’t really had much (or any) luck in love. The shy office worker who wants to pursue the man of her dreams, but hasn’t quite mustered the courage yet. All my characters are beautifully flawed and messed up, in a way that makes them perfect for one another.
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Just An Illusion - The B Side (Illusion Series - Book 2)
Cover Design: Regina Wamba / Mae I Design and Photography
Release Date: March 30, 2017
Three life-altering months …
That’s how long it’s been since Amelia Greyson joined the Just an Illusion Tour with Bastards and Dangerous. She’s made new friends, embraced her past, and even found love.
Back on the road …
Following a tragic situation, Amelia is determined to hit the road, put her life in order, and finish the book she was hired to write. Mel’s not the only one affected by what happened; the men of BAD are all trying to move forward, not wanting the past to ruin the remainder of their farewell tour.
Brother vs Brother …
Tensions are high on the Weston brothers’ bus. As each brother settles into their role in Amelia’s life, secrets threaten to rip their relationship to shreds. Can Noah and Sawyer find a way to save the brotherly bond they share? Or will the woman of their dreams end up tearing them apart for good?
4.5 Star Review by Ashley
Holy mother of all....I absolutely devoured Just an Illusion- the B Side. If I thought the drama was high in part one (which you totally have to read first) I don't even know what word to use to describe the ride my emotions went on here. THANK GOODNESS this picks up right where Side A left off because I couldn't take the not knowing what happened to Noah and Mel.
I love the way this was written. You could feel the nerves and the trepidation and the love with every word Mel poured onto the paper. So much life happened in this book for Mel and Noah but also the rest of BAD. I really liked the sense of family and how Mel felt like she had one again. And despite her reservations and fears she embraced what was coming to her with her arms and heart wide open.
I liked that even though Side B is just as much about the past, that as things came to the present day, I still had no clue who was forcing Mel's hand (though I have a big hunch). But hold onto your hats (and hearts) because the way this one ended left me wide eyed and speechless. Yes, there's your mini spoiler alert...D. Kelly still has more of Mel's story to tell. I can't wait to see what life, fate- whatever you want to call it- has in store for her next.
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Just an Illusion - The A Side (Illusion Series - Book 1)
One night changed her life…
Bestselling author Amelia Greyson has grown up in the music industry and isn’t the slightest bit fazed by fame or celebrities. However, when she attends a Bastards and Dangerous concert with her best friend Belle, her world shifts on its axis.
Sawyer and Noah Weston are the front men of BAD. They’re fraternal twins and sexy as sin. When they hear the author of The O Factor is in their green room, they’re intrigued. She’s just the person they need to write their farewell story. The brothers offer Amelia the opportunity of a lifetime, which she reluctantly accepts.
Noah is sweet and considerate, working hard to make Amelia feel at home on the road. Unfortunately, the closer they get, the more obnoxious Sawyer becomes. Sawyer is arrogant and distant and he wants Amelia, even though she’s not his for the taking. Only during stolen moments does Sawyer show her who he really is.
Can Amelia maintain a safe distance from Sawyer and keep her heart intact? Or will she shatter Noah’s heart by giving hers to his brother instead?
*Mature Content- This book contains situations not intended for persons under the age of 18. Including, but not limited to - open door sex, cursing, alcohol and/or drug use, and possible triggers.*
Dee Kelly was born and raised in Southern California. She is the author of The Acceptance Series and the upcoming Illusion Series. Dee has loved writing since she was a child and used to enjoy spinning stories to her childhood friends and seeing their reactions. Dee is a mom, a wife, a dog lover and a margarita enthusiast. She also loves chocolate, caramel, Starbucks, and sarcasm.
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Cover Design: Hart & Bailey
Release Date: April 24, 2017
Ripley Brown had the kind of love that would last a lifetime.
Until the night it died a tragic death, leaving her reeling and obliterating her ability to trust another man with her heart.
Brock James grew up in a home filled with violence and hate.
He vowed never to be like his father, until the night he became even worse than the man. The night he destroyed everything.
Now, Brock is out of the military. He returns home, not expecting to see Ripley. He hasn't laid eyes on her since that fateful night, but even after six years, he knows exactly what he wants.
It's time for Brock to face the demons of his past. The same demons that have been haunting Ripley all this time.
Brock is determined to win Ripley back, but can she open her heart back up to the man who broke it?
And even if she does - will Brock be able to forgive himself for hurting the only person who ever mattered?
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About the Author
A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy. When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie Mcguire. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone.
During the day Evan works for a large homecare agency and at night she’s superwoman. She’s a wife to Jim and a mom to Ethan and Evan, a cook, a tutor, a friend and a writer. How does she do it? She’ll never tell.
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We are very excited to bring you the double cover reveal for Real Dirty and Real Sexy from bestselling author Meghan March. The duet releases in May and we can't wait for you to meet Boone Thrasher !
REAL DIRTY RELEASES MAY 9th
REAL SEXY RELEASES MAY 23rdI have everything a guy could want—a new single burning up the charts, more money than a simple country boy could spend, and a woman I’m planning to marry. Until she doesn’t show up for my proposal. The life I thought was so perfect, isn’t. The guy who thought he had everything, doesn’t. I’ve got my heart on lockdown, but life sends me straight into the path of a mouthy bartender who puts me in my place. Now the only place I want to put her is under me. I thought I was done with love, but maybe I’m just getting started. ADD TO GOODREADS
Amazon | iBooks | BN | Kobo | Google PlayIn Nashville, country stars are a dime a dozen. I swore I’d never get caught up with one, but Boone Thrasher made a liar out of me. I said I’d never put my heart on the line, but he didn’t ask before he stole it. Now we’re facing my worst fears, and we'll see if this country boy is tough enough to see it through. Girls like me don’t get happily ever afters… but maybe he’ll prove that wrong too.
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Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at email@example.com.
99 cents or FREE with Kindle UnlimitedCole Crocker never gets involved in other people’s business. But when there’s a woman in need of rescue, he can’t stop himself from stepping in. He never expects the rescue to turn into a new, sexy houseguest, but when Bella has nowhere else to go, he opens his home as well as his bed. What starts out as an act of kindness turns into a night of unbridled passion and a future neither of them ever expected. DON’T GET INVOLVED—it’s a motto Cole has always lived by, but when Bella enters his life, everything he once believed flies right out the window. Warning: Full Service is a sexy short story, filled with love, lots of steam, and a strong alpha. If you want safe sex and condoms…move along. This is an insta-love romance that’ll make you swoon. If you’re looking for something hot and dirty, Falon & Nix Stone are about to deliver.
Take a look at this HOT cover for Rough Around the Soul by Maria Monroe! Release Date: April 18th Cover Designer: Okay Creations
Title: Freeze Frame
Series: A SNAPshot Novel
Author: Freya Barker and KT Dove
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 29, 2017
A new career, a new place, and a new man—you’d think after the rough year she’s had, Isla has finally found her stride. Of course it’s never that simple. Some dreams she is building, some dreams are taken away before they have a chance to form. But she never imagined that the one thing she’s worked so hard to realize, could be the cause it all breaks apart.
Ben doesn’t miss his assignments, his life of deceit, or his unsavory associations—but they appear to miss him. Just as he’s beginning to think perhaps there’s redemption for him after all, his dark past casts a long shadow.—and not just on him, but on the woman who made him believe.
“Loved it. Lots of suspense and a strong Heroine, just like I love to read. Can't wait for more of this series.” - Reader Review
“I loved the new story line. It is amazing. You will be blown away.” - Reader Review
“I love the re-entry of character's past, and the addition of new characters. this is a MUST-READ in my book!” - Reader Review
Freya Barker inspires with her stories about 'real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy. She is the author of the Cedar Tree Series and the Portland, ME, novels.
Freya is the recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None,” and is a finalist for the 2016 Kindle Book Awards for “From Dust”. She currently has two complete series and three anthologies published, and is working on two new series; La Plata County FBI—ROCK POINT, and Northern Lights. She continues to spin story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!
KT Dove grew up, and still lives, in the Midwest. At an early age she developed a love of reading, driving the local librarians crazy, and would plan plot lines and stories for her favorite characters. KT received degrees in English, Speech/Drama, and Education. And yet instead of becoming an English teacher as planned, she opted for an unexpected HEA.
Now married, a mother and still an avid reader, she stumbled upon the Indie author movement and became involved on several levels. Never in her wildest imagination would she have thought she would co-author a book. With the support of her family, she took the plunge, adding writing to an already busy literary existence.
She wouldn’t have it any other way.
Cover Design: Cover Me Darling
Release Date: March 29, 2017
Once, I was nothing.
Hungry, abandoned, wandering, and alone. An adolescent street rat fighting for crumbs.
Then a chance encounter changed my entire world.
A man in an expensive suit asked me how much my life was worth.
I didn't have an answer, because I didn't know.
He asked if I thought it was worth killing for for.
Impulsively, I said yes...
He found me, then fostered me, and in the interim turned me into a killing machine. A modern day La Femme Nikita.
Now, I only have one mission. To avenge the death of the man who saved me.
There's an invisible war on the streets. Us against them. Family against family. Power against power.
They call me Ghostface Killer because they never see me coming.
I understand the weight of that danger.
Because now here I stand, three months pregnant with the barrel of a gun pressed to my head cause I never saw him coming...
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M. Never resides in New York City. When she's not researching ways to tie up her characters in compromising positions, you can usually find her at the gym kicking the crap out of a punching bag, or eating at some new trendy restaurant.
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Today we are celebrating the release of IF YOU FIGHT by K.M. Scott. This book is a contemporary romance title that is part of the Corrupted Love series. Check out some teasers below and buy links for the rest of the series.
If You Fight by K.M. Scott (Corrupted Love, #2 )
The second book in the unforgettable Corrupted Love series by K.M. Scott, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Heart of Stone and Club X Series!
If you fight, will we last?
All my life, everyone around me made sure I was weak. My father. My sister. And now the man my father forced me to marry. But Oliver doesn't know what I know. Strength can come even in the hardest times, and if you're willing to fight for love, nothing can stand in your way.
For the first time in my life, I'm fighting back, and with Ryder by my side, I'm never letting myself be weak again.
They want us to be their pawns, but I won't let them use her like that. I promised I'd protect Serena, and if it costs me everything in this world, I will.
Even if it means returning to the one place I swore I'd never go back to again.
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AUTHOR INFORMATION:K.M. Scott writes contemporary romance stories of sexy, intense, and unforgettable love. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she's been in love with romance since reading her first romance novel in junior high (she was a very curious girl!). Under her Gabrielle Bisset name, she writes erotic paranormal and historical romance. She lives in Pennsylvania with a herd of animals and when she's not writing can be found reading or feeding her TV addiction.
From New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack, comes the highly anticipated fourth standalone title in her Rusk University Series, ALL CLOSED OFF! A passionate story and journey, get ready to be mesmerized with Stella’s story! ALL CLOSED OFF is coming your way May 1, 2017!
Cover Design and Photography by Kelsey Kukal-Keeton at K. Keeton Designs
ABOUT ALL CLOSED OFF (Releasing May 1, 2017):
Stella Santos is fine.
Maybe something terrible happened to her that she can’t even remember. And maybe it drives her crazy when her friends treat her like she’s on the verge of breaking because of it. Maybe it feels even worse when they do what she asks and pretend that it never happened at all. And maybe she’s been getting harassing emails and messages for months from people who don’t even know her, but hate her all the same.
But none of that matters because she’s just fine.
For Ryan Blake, Stella was always that girl. Vibrant and hilarious and beautiful. He wanted her as his best friend. His more than friends. His everything and anything that she would give him. Which these days is a whole lot of nothing. She gets angry when he’s there. Angry when he’s not there. Angry when he tries to talk and when he doesn’t.
When Stella devises an unconventional art project for one of her classes all about exploring intimacy—between both friends and strangers—Ryan finds himself stepping in as guinea pig after one of her subjects bails. What was supposed to be an objective and artistic look at emotion and secrets and sex suddenly becomes much more personal. When he hits it off with another girl from the project, Stella will have to decide if she’s willing to do more than make art about intimacy. To keep him, she’ll have to open up and let herself be the one thing she swore she’d never be again.
About Cora Carmack:
Cora Carmack is a twentysomething New York Times bestselling author who likes to write about twentysomething characters. Raised in a small Texas town, she now lives in New York City and spends her time writing, traveling, and marathoning various TV shows on Netflix. She lives by one rule: embrace whatever the world throws at you and run with it (just not with scissors).