Title: The Perfect Catch
Series: Texas Playmakers #1
Author: Joanne Rock
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 9, 2019
He didnât think coming home would mean falling in love
Outfielder Calvin Ramsey returns to his Texas farm home after being released from his team, an unexpected surprise sure to tarnish the family baseball legacy. But when he finds a sexy stranger acting as the temporary caretaker for his childhood home, all thoughts of baseball disappear.
She wonât fall for another player
After losing her savings to a swindler ex-boyfriend, Josie Vance moves to Last Stand to start fresh where no one knows her unhappy past or the con that bankrupted her. But her peaceful healing time evaporates when the homeownerâs son arrives and throws himself into life on the farmâand charming Josie. She canât risk an affair that draws attention to her or her past. Especially not when the publicâs fascination with the baseball-playing Ramsey clan is at an all-time high. Can she keep her secrets, her low profile, and her heart too?
Josie listened to the farm stand cashier explain.
âClint, went into baseball and then, all of his grandsons went into baseball and the granddaughterâ¦ well, she left Last Stand long ago. Calâs been in the majors the longest, and I like, never see him around here even though Iâve worked here since last fall.â
So Cal had been keeping secrets from herâof sorts. Or had he assumed she knew about his family full of athletes? His job explained the expensive car and clothes, the body toned like a machine, maybe even the wariness that dogged him. She imagined pro players were hounded by hangers-on who wanted to be a part of their world for selfish reasons.
But not her. Sheâd prefer to put ten paces between herself and anyone who was remotely famous. She needed to avoid the spotlight at all costs until the trouble at home died down.
The phone vibrated three more times and the girl burst into laughter. âSorry!â she apologized to Josie. âI knew Darlene would go nuts when she heard.â She picked up the phone and flipped it over, eyes scanning fast. âShe wants a picture? Oh God, how can I get a picture?â
Josie figured sheâd lost her audience, but since the coast was clear, she couldnât resist asking one more question.
âYou said he got cut this season?â she asked, wanting to be sure sheâd understood. âAs in, lost his spot on the team?â
The clerk nodded. âIt was so awful--â
âJosie, letâs go.â Calâs voice startled them both as he came through a back door on the opposite end of the store.
She scrambled back from the counter while the teen dropped her phone. Josie hurried past the blueberries and melons to the archway where Cal now stood, his expression stony.
Had he overheard her question? Guilt swamped her even as she kicked herself for not being more careful.
âReady,â she announced brightly, peering past him into the greenhouse that connected the barn to the farm stand.
âAre you certain?â His voice was low, just for her ears, before he took her hand and tugged her into the greenhouse behind him.
A fan whirred overhead, conditioning the air that smelled like potting soil and growing things. He tipped a metal door closed behind them. A door that closed silently and reminded her how thoroughly heâd startled her when he re-entered the store.
âAbsolutely.â She wanted to say it with conviction. To move on and see the bee hives. But her heart was beating too fast with him holding her hand.
And standing too close to her.
His green eyes probed hers, his nearness making her recall his very intriguing male physique. Was it really her fault to feel a flare of feminine interest when he was a professional athlete and had the body that went with it?
âMake sure you know what youâre in for, Josie, before you say yes.â His voice lacked the geniality that sheâd heard him use with the young baseball fan. It was all gritty edged and hard now.
And did something wicked to her insides. Something she couldnât allow herself to feel so soon after another man had deceived her.
Nerves made her blurt the first thing that came to mind.
âI signed on for bee hives.â Sheâd been very clear about that from the outset, hadnât she?
Cal released her hand, but he didnât back away. âExcept now youâve broken our truce by asking questions. So in return, Iâve got a few questions of my own.â
Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly--love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.
The Billionaire Boss Next Door, an all-new hilarious romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Max Monroe, is available now!
My new boss has it all. In spades.
Gorgeous green eyes? Check.
Hard-and-sexy body? Check.
Success? A big fat billionaire… Check.
Too bad I haven’t started out on the best foot.
My big mouth has already turned him against me, and tempting good looks and success aside, Trent Turner is no peach either. He’s stubborn and thick-headed, and son of a fruitcake, he thinks he knows everything there is to know about the hotel business.
With him running the development of the new Vanderturn New Orleans Hotel and me doing the design, our work relationship is far too intimate for two people who absolutely despise one another.
But that’s not all.
See, he isn’t just my billionaire boss from hell. He’s my new neighbor, too.
Trent Turner is my billionaire boss next door.
Holy moly, let’s hope my career--and hormones—can survive.
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We're celebrating the release of The Man I Can't Have by NYT best selling author, Shanora Williams! This angsty romance will burn up your kindle! One-Click today!
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It started as a simple search for a landscape designer…
I wanted a beautiful backyard for my new home and my neighbors suggested I look into Ward Landscaping & Design.
The owner had no pictures of himself on his website, just a portfolio of nice outdoor sitting areas, pools, and vibrant gardens that I’d always dreamed of having.
Of course I hired him.
I expected to meet an average guy, but Mr. Marcel Ward is far from your average man. He’s handsome, and well-built, and his smile—though a rare trait—is truly infectious.
He’s every woman’s dream—a handsome, older man who doesn’t mind getting down and dirty to create something beautiful all because of his passion for it. Unfortunately, that lucky woman can’t be me.
Although Mr. Ward tests my limits, quickens my breath, and makes my heart skip a beat when he’s around, I’ve promised to devote myself to my husband.
So why am I falling for a man I know I can’t have?
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The Man I Can't Have by Shanora Williams
Brittany’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Holy mother of cliffhangers, Batman! Wow!!! I did NOT see that ending coming at all!!!! If you're one of those people that has to wait to read books in a series closer together, don't even break that habit with this one. Usually between books I forget what happened in the previous book, but I know, without a doubt, that I will not forget how this one ended. Not a chance in hell.
Throughout the book, I was interested, but I have read cheating books that hold more tension, more of the chance-of-getting-caught feeling. There is still that feeling throughout this book, but there are books that I've read that have more of that feeling. That doesn't diminish how great this book is, though. It's really, really good.
I know a lot of people don't like cheating books. That's fine, just don't pick this book up if that's the case. But if you don't care, then please, read this book! One of my top reads for the year!
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She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the mother of two amazing boys, has a fiercely devoted and supportive fiancé, and is a sister to eleven.
When she isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her family, binge reading, or running marathons on Netflix while scarfing down chocolate chip cookies.
A Five-Minute Life, an all-new standalone new adult romance by International bestselling author Emma Scott is Live!
Thea Hughes has five minutes to live.
A car accident stole her parents and left her with the second-worst documented case of amnesia in the world. She now has only minutes of experiences, of consciousness, of life…before her memory is wiped clean. The once effervescent artist with a promising future is reduced to scribbling with pens and paper, living an empty, quiet life, three hundred seconds at a time.
Jim Whelan is on autopilot.
A foster kid shuffled around the system since birth, he’s lived his entire life without knowing love…and it’s taken its toll—until he learned to fight back, carry his armor, and keep his head down.
Working as an orderly in the Blue Ridge Sanitarium, deep in Virginia countryside, Jim looked up…and found Thea.
When Thea has the chance to break free of her five-minute prison with a risky, experimental surgery, it could lead them both to an epic love they never thought possible… or one that could require the ultimate sacrifice.
A stand-alone, new adult romance.
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Author: S R Dyble
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romantic Comedy.
Series: Carson Brothers #1
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After her family was brutally murdered, Eve decided one thing.
Never to let anyone in.
To never love again.
That way, she wouldn't ever feel that hurt again.
For a year she'd done just that.
All that was about to change when Kit Carson, a cocky Australian boxer randomly enrolled onto her photography course at college and pushed his way into her life.
Kit was everything Eve hated about pretty boys.
Only, he wasn't a boy.
He was all man.
Despite her dislike for him, even she couldn't deny her curiosity.
Things were about to change drastically in Eve's life, and secrets were about to spill out.
All at the hands of Kit Carson.
S R Dyble is a writer, Mother and a DIY obsessor.
She lives a short drive away from her home, the city of Hull in the UK.
She enjoys using the cities unusual way of speaking in her books and laughing about it with her readers.
Title: Paperback Writers Anthology
Author: featuring Jennifer Locklear
Genre: Stories include a mixture of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy, Dramatic Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Day: June 11, 2019
Cover Designer: Jada D'Lee Designs
An anthology of original stories inspired by the music of The Beatles.
Universal. Romantic. Experimental. Timeless. Emotional. Fearless.
Twelve short stories that all share a chord.
All proceeds will benefit the World Literacy Foundation, a global non-profit organization working to ensure that every young individual regardless of geographic location has the opportunity to acquire literacy and reading skills to reach their full potential.
Foreword by Sylvain Reynard.
Paperback writers featured:
Susan K. Swords
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Jennifer Locklear writes the "hauntingly emotional" Constellation series, which was selected as a Best Book of 2016 by Agents of Romance, Smokin' Hot Reads Book Blog and AC Squared Book Blog. Her love stories are "equal parts wildly erotic and heartbreakingly angsty" (Agents of Romance). Follow Jennifer on BookBub to receive notices about her new releases and sales, and join her mailing list at locklearbooks.com for monthly newsletters.The second book of the Constellation series, CHAOS, was released on May 17, 2018.Jennifer lives in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. She married her high school sweetheart, Morgan, in 1995. She is the mother of two children, a son and daughter. Prior to publishing her first novel, she was a contributing reviewer for the Bookish Temptations book blog. She is also a founding moderator of Argyle Empire, an approved fan site for author New York Times and International Best Selling Author, Sylvain Reynard.Represented by Stephanie Phillips of SBR Media.
Title: Consumed By Rage
Series: Stained Souls MC #1
Author: Zara Teleg
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 9, 2019
As a member of the Stained Souls Motorcycle Club and MMA fighter, I was once a well-known and feared man in this town; now I am returning a stranger. Being home reminds me of the losses that have turned my soul dark and built my walls high. Until I met Juliet, the sexy yoga instructor who has invaded my every thought. Her light shines so brightly, it is like a beacon calling to me, cutting through my darkness. But there is something hidden behind her eyes, and sheâs got walls as tall and thick as mine.
Four years ago, I had it allâ¦ until one night changed everything. Now I am trapped in a prison of lies where my heart is locked away with my secrets. Rage has stirred things in me I thought I could never feel again. He thinks he can get through. But I canât give inâ¦ I mustn'tâ¦ for his sake and mine. I wonât let the ghosts of my past hurt anyone else.
Can these two damaged souls resist the urge to be together?
Or will secrets and lies destroy them both?
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Freedom. It was something I had seldom thought aboutâ¦until four years ago. I had taken for granted living life every day without looking over my shoulder. Never feeling any real peace, a tiny part of me was always on high alert. I feared that at any moment, I would be discovered. I had spent the past four years trying to cope with intense, crippling anxiety, and everything I had done was still no match against the nightmares that visited me often.
I thought fate would deal me a better hand. I believed I could escape him. Now the effects of my mistakes had spread. I feared not only for my life but also those of people I love who were put in danger because of me. I was no longer free. Now, at twenty-seven years old, my time had run out.
My eyes began to open. I blinked slowly, trying to get them to adjust to the darkness. I used my shoulder to wipe the dampness from my face. Blackness cloaked the room, making it impossible to see anything around me. The musty air blasting through the vent was frigid. My fingers and toes were numb, making them hard to move. An intense headache competed with the throbbing pain in my face. The tiniest bit of warmth against my back made me aware of the body next to mine. I tried opening my mouth; the tape that had sealed it shut had been removed. My lips felt swollen, and I tasted dried blood on them. I nudged the body next to mine. I hoped that it was Paige, that they hadnât separated us.
A soft whisper came from my cracked lips. âPaigeyâ¦â I croaked her childhood nickname.
âPaige, please answer me,â panicking, I whispered louder, waiting for an answer.
A small groan escaped her as she moved just centimeters. âAnaâ¦â a low voice struggled to whisper back.
I let out the breath I was holding, relieved that hers was the body next to mine. âOh, Paigeâ¦â I leaned into her as close as I could, âIâm so sorry you got dragged into this.â My voice hitched and my eyes welled, but no tears came. Dehydration left nothing for my body to spare. We leaned into each other. The friction caused my broken body to ache. âI will find a way to get us out of here,â I promised her.
A door opened. It creaked loudly, breaking the silence. Light streamed down the staircase. It was dim yet blinding in the blackness of the basement. We both jumped and huddled our bodies even closer with our hands tied behind our backs.
We stayed silent. The only sound came from the shoes that clanked heavily down each step. The stairs moaned under the weight of the man. A large shadow appeared, then the massive body that belonged to it. It was himâthe monster. The man with all the scars. The slight limp in his step gave him away.
He turned on a small flashlight and aimed it around, highlighting areas of the basement before finding us. The light so shocking when it hit me, I squeezed my eyes shut. I could feel the tremors rolling off Paigeâs small body. God, please. Please send someone to rescue us before itâs too late. I had pushed away everyone who cared; now there might be no one left who could save us.
With my eyes still closed I listened to the clicking of his fancy shoes on the damp concrete as they got closer and closer. I braced myself as the large body loomed over us.
Six months earlierâ¦
I tucked my head down further behind the shield as I picked up the pace. My bike pushed forward faster, anxiety building in my chest as I passed the small road sign with the arrow: Sugar Maple 15 miles.
That little sign surged adrenaline through every part of my body as I got closer to home. My bike sped through the warm night, covering the distance as fast as possible. Miles of trees, bushes, and mountains were blurred in my peripheral vision over the last five and a half hours until I finally crossed Georgia from Tennessee.
The sound of my pipes cutting through the night was all that filled my ears, the mountain air leaving a light mist on my partially exposed face. I tried to stretch my back. I felt tight everywhere from not stopping. When I was a kid, I couldnât wait to grow up so I could leave this place. After four long years of exile, I couldnât get back fast enough.
It was Monday nightâI was five days early. The idea of surprising my brothers in the Stained Souls MC came to me last night when I tossed and turned trying to sleep. Friday seemed too far away. At first light, I packed my shit and left behind everything that couldnât fit on my bike. I knew my club brothers werenât expecting me until the weekend so they could throw me a huge homecoming bash. As much as that sounded great, I wanted some time to reacquaint myself with my newly renovated hometown. Besides, I knew that the party would leave me hungover for days, and that wasnât how I wanted to start my homecoming.
Last time I talked to Hawk, he said that the Stained Souls were raking in cash with all the new people in town. The club owned several buildings on the main strip, so naturally, they had done pretty well with the renovations. I hadnât decided, even with the influx of income, how I felt about returning to a town full of strangers. I was once a well-known and feared man in this town. Now I would be the stranger. The thought had my stomach turning.
My forearms tightened as the needle pushed further toward one hundred on the desolate road. The blackness of night was the perfect backdrop for the slideshow that was running in my head. All the people, places, and friends I left behindâ¦the good times with my brothers and the bad times that destroyed my soul. I shouldnât have wanted to go back. I should have embraced my new life. But no matter how much darkness and anger Sugar Maple triggered, it was still home.
I shook my head, clearing the thoughts. I focused on the approaching glow of city lights that made the horizon over the mountain appear bright compared to the inky sky that surrounded it. The May heat and humidity created a haze blanketing the area.
I slowed my pace to almost a crawl just outside town. On the hillside, the moon illuminated the bright white chapel and gave it an eerie glow. It stood tall and menacing, overlooking the bridge into Sugar Maple. Its angular windows, the way they looked down the hill to the town below, reminded me of angry, judging eyes.
I tried to keep my eyes forward, but the small graveyard pulled me to it. The decaying stones of the cemetery were almost as white as the church. My eyes locked on a single headstone. I swallowed back the lump that formed in my throat. Every fucking time I entered or left town, I was forced to pass the painful reminder of what life took from me. I had said goodbye to three people I loved standing under those tall maple trees, which always seemed to mock me.
Zara Teleg is an American romance author, entrepreneur, tree hugger, yoga enthusiast, and coffee addict.
Zara has a wide variety of interests, which has led to many creative ventures over the years, but none has fulfilled her true passion for reading and writing. In her debut novel, Consumed by Rage, Zara has finally made into reality her dream of becoming a novelist, which has been thirty years in the making.
She fell in love with books when she received her first Sweet Valley High at age ten, and she has been a book addict ever since. She started writing her first YA bad boy romance at age thirteen and has since moved on to alpha males, hot bikers, and sexy vampires.
Zara is a free spirit, who spends her days alternating between writing and cooking. No one makes a better veggie burger! Her love of animals has influenced her plant-based lifestyle. From the time she could walk she brought home every stray she came across, wanting to keep them all. Her friends nicknamed her âSnow Whiteâ because she is slightly obsessed with feeding every hungry wild animal in her neighborhood.
She can often be found outside, reading or writing a juicy romance while listening to loud music under fairy lights, surrounded by plants, crystals, and wind chimes. Zara lives with her husband of 23 years, their teenage daughter, spoiled pit bull, and her very ornery cat. She spends weekends laughing on the Chesapeake Bay with her extremely loud Italian family! She dreams of moving to a place where she can walk barefoot and be on a paddleboard with her pit bull all year long.
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Title: Moonlight Moments
Series: Steele Family #2
Author: Emily Bowie
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2019
Falling in love could be more dangerous than the past they hide.
Criminal, liar, a fraud are all things that can be said about Kellen Steele. It takes all but three seconds for the notorious bad boy of Three Rivers to set his sights on Sloan Tate.
She is to be his distraction, to help him pull off his biggest lie, which is also his greatest achievement.
Sloan Tate knows how to handle herself. Not looking to settle anywhere never mind down with anyone. Her plan? Close up her late Grannyâs estate and leave town as fast as she came.
Sloan knows each day she stays in Three Rivers her past is bound to catch up with her.
Powerless against the chemistry wrapping them together, Kellen and Sloan must decide exactly what they're willing to lose in order to win each other.
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Emily Bowie is from a small town in Western Canada. She has been making characters come to life through her writing since she was old enough to put her thoughts on paper. She loves her white wine cold, her heels red, and her books spicy.
She married her high school sweetheart and they have two amazing children.
She is the author to the Bennett Brothers Series.
Recklessly Mine, Recklessly Forbidden, & Recklessly Devoted.
When she is not writing she can be found reading a good book, making digital scrapbooks and being physically activeâwhether it is at the gym, going for a walk, or playing /keep up with her children.
Title: Breaking Free
Author: J. L. Davis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Breaking Free Duet Book One
Release Date: May 29th
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Cole has found himself in many situations he shouldn’t have been in. The last one landed him in prison. With his ego, tattoos, and backwards hat, he fits the classic scrub persona. But now that he’s back out in the world, he is committed to making something of himself. This is his second chance and he refuses to waste it.
Brooke Hartford isn’t your typical parole officer. With her attitude, and an endless number of unattractive pantsuits, she comes across as abrasive and unapproachable. Yet, hidden beneath her harsh day-to-day exterior is the body of a goddess and the heart of a woman searching for a good man.
As Cole tries to win her over, Brooke attempts to keep their relationship professional, only seeing the ex-con, not the man he has become. She doesn’t get involved with her parolees. Ever. No matter how attracted she might be. But Cole is determined to make her see the new and improved him.
How can Brooke risk everything on one of her parolees? Could Cole and the possibility of love be worth it?
I started reading when the fifty shades phenomenon happened a few years ago. I have read hundreds of books since then and a story playing around in my head for quite a while. I finally got it out and published and I'm so proud of my first baby. It has many flaws, but it was my first. I’ve written four since and with each one I’ve grown. I’m more proud and in love with the characters and their stories. There will be many more to come. I love writing!
Welcome the 7th Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Book Fundraiser benefiting the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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