Title: Unite Three Times
Series: The Ryckerdan Trilogy #3
Author: Esther E. Schmidt
Genre: Royal/MC Romance
Release Date: June 29, 2021
The Trilogy is now COMPLETE!
Windsor - The mob has put the life of the woman I love in the balance too many times. Yet now, theyâve managed to blindside all of us along with it. The will to fight the mafia has turned into full blown hatred along with the need for justice to prevail. But will it be in time to save lives or will plans forged for decades take a spin and leave all of us to take a choice between life or death?
Linnette - Who knew life as a civilian would be more hazardous than as a special agent? I wonât hesitate to put my life on the line when it comes to my future husband, but his is not the only life on the line in a fight for the throne. Thereâs also more at stake than a kingdom. Will we find the strength to grab hold and fight or will our future fall apart?
Love, family, loyalty; united as one or lost forever.
Unite Three Times is book three in a royal romance trilogy set in a biker world where mafia collides with justice.
Esther E. Schmidt is an USA Today bestselling author who loves to write MC (biker) series, Mafia Romance series, PNR series, contemporary romance series, and more. She's a graphic designer that also loves to write. She released her first series "Areion Fury MC" in October 2015. Esther lives in The Netherlands with her family, three daughters, a dog, and a crazy iguana. She loves to write about bad boy Alphas with a heart for only one woman. To make it a bit interesting, that woman needs to be a badass herself.
Title: Little Bird
Series: Dirty Deeds #1
Author: Kally Ash
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: June 29, 2021
Fuck, it's good to be King...
Bane Rivera: my name is well-known and feared in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles.
There is only one rule that I live byâonly one rule that mattersânever let pussy get in the way of business.
Then Wren Montana happened.
She barged into my officeâinto my lifeâlike a beautiful wildfire, demanding something of me I couldnât ever give her: a fucking pass for her brotherâs mistake.
From the moment I saw her, I knew I had to have her. To feel her spirit break under my crushing grip as she gave her very soul to me. Until she was dependent on me like a junkie for their next fix.
But she wasn't like the other women I'd fucked and discarded. No, my Wren, my Little Bird, she was strong. Every time she told me no, every time she walked away, it only fanned the flames of my need, consuming meâ¦
Causing me to forget my one and only rule.
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Itâs good to be fucking king.
King of pussy.
King of coke.
Lord and ruler of the finest goddamn gentlemanâs club in the whole of California.
From my vantage in the upstairs office, I looked down upon my dominion, feeling all fucking Lion King.
Everything the light touchesâ¦
Fuck, James Earl Jones was the man.
Iâd worked fucking hard for all of this, firstly by graduating business school while working my ass off with drug baron, Marco Mancini. Iâd lined my pockets with his cash before finally disposing of him.
Hey, a guy like me canât have fucking competition, right?
The bastard had to have seen it coming. Heâd groomed me since I was a thirteen-year-old pickpocket on the streets of Venice Beach. First, he had me acting like a gopher before Iâd begged him for more. Iâd literally begged him to sell coke, and the sick fuck had given me exactly what Iâd wantedâthe keys to the damn castle.
Long live the new king.
I drained the last of my drink, my gaze bouncing around the converted warehouse. The place had been stripped and refitted, doing away with all that industrial chic shit and adding a touch of class.
The Dollhouse was my pride and joy.
Fifty thousand square feet of pussy, kink, and debauchery.
So much pussy.
âHey, daddy,â someone said behind me. I glanced over my shoulder at Kandy, with a âK,â naturally. Her real name was Cecile, and she was a law student trying to pay her way through college. I made it a point to learn everything I could about my employees because I never knew when that shit could be of use to me. For example, Kandy with a âKâ had a long-term boyfriend who was cheating on her, although fuck knew why. Kandy was smoking hot, and if I didnât have the rule of not fucking the dancers, you can bet your ass Iâd have her bent over my desk right now.
Readjusting my dick, I turned around to look at her. Dressed in black lingerie that covered just enough to get men to dig into their pockets for Benjamins and fuck-me heels that made her athletic calves look killer, she stood there holding a glass of amber liquid.
I folded my arms over my chest. âWhatâs up, baby?â
âI thought you might need a top-up,â she replied in a smoky voice, gesturing to my now empty glass on the sideboard in front of the window. I crooked my finger at her, and she came fucking running. As she handed me the whisky, she asked in a purr, âAnything else I can do for you?â Her hand found my semi-hard dick, and she started to rub. I even let her for a minute. I mean, I didnât touch the drugs I sold, but blowjobs were something else. Being surrounded by beautiful fucking women with their barely-there lingerie-clad bodies did something to manâs self-control. And by did something, I meant it strained it to fucking shit.
I watched her intensely as she stroked me, but I wouldnât let her do much more than that. I might have been a criminal, but I still had standards.
Donât let pussy distract you.
Donât snort the product.
Call your sister weekly.
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âââââ "The darkness in the plot had me breathless in the best way. The characters gripped you immediately and I loved the whole dynamic that they brought to the pages. Dark Romance at its finest. I need more! I absolutely loved it!"
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Releasing May 24, 2022
Kally Ash is a USA Today Best Selling Author whose passions include curling up with a good book, devouring chocolate and getting kitty cuddles. Tempt Me is her debut novel, and the first book in a three book series. Some of her unicorn authors include Sawyer Bennett, Elizabeth Hayley and Haley Jenner.
Release Date: June 29
Bucket List Rule #1: Be careful who finds your list.
As the future CEO of my grandmother’s fashion empire, I’m not supposed to want to design a line of fancy dresses for girls with special needs. But when I pull out all the stops and present my vision to my grandmother, she agrees to let me try on one very questionable condition.
I have to complete every item on the bucket list I wrote in college.
Only, this is the same bucket list that includes going on a date with a hot hockey player, riding a horse, kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower…oh, and finding a husband.
The first one is where NHL player Eli Lawson comes in.
When my matchmaking mother sets me up with a date for my cousin’s wedding, I tell her the only thing I can…that I’m bringing my girlfriend.
Except, I don’t have one.
And I certainly don’t have someone who will spend a week with me in Copper Creek, Montana for the wedding festivities.
When workaholic Nala Johnson wins a date with me at a charity auction, I think I’ve found the perfect solution to my problem. Even better when she tells me about her bucket list. Because I’m just the man to help her with it.
I mean, how difficult can it be to find her a husband?
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Meet Stina Lindenblatt
Born in Brighton England, USA Today bestselling author Stina Lindenblatt has lived in a number of countries, including England, the US, Finland, and Canada.
This would explain her mixed up accent.
She has a kinesiology degree and a MSc in sports biological sciences.
In addition to writing fiction, she loves photography, and currently lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and three kids.
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The thrilling and sizzling final installment in the More Than A Threat series.
Can their hope for forever be enough to get them through the final mission?
This was the worst plan ever. Putting her on the front line, smack in the middle of the danger, went against every protective instinct ingrained in Casey Weston. Identifying the human trafficking group, rescuing the victims, and keeping Kate unharmed was potentially too much for even the highly trained team to achieve. One thing was for certain: if they made it out it alive, Casey intended to keep Kate in his life--forever.
What in the heck did Kate sign herself up for? At least this time she had Casey and the others by her side. When the carefully crafted plan imploded into an epic gun battle, Kate found herself in over her head and unable to tell friend from foe. Captured and weak, Kate's only focus was on survival. Because if she made it through alive, she was determined to never let Casey out of her life ever again.
A threat brought them together; her independence nearly tore them apart. Will their combined hope for a future together be enough for a happy ever after?
More Than a Hope is the third and final book in the More Than a Threat series. This series should be read in order starting with Book 1, More Than a Threat. Please note this series is intended for mature audiences due to foul language, detailed intimate scenes, and violence.
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Kate and Casey are back! And yes you need to read the previous books in the series before diving into More Than a Hope. This is your warning, this book deals with some heavy and sensitive topics. But Kennedy L. Mitchell handled them with the care they needed.
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Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes heâs a lap dog.
A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book.
She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial.
If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who canât keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.
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“Look. I can’t stay here past tonight. But if I go back with something that looks important, you could control the information I’m giving them.” Was it my imagination or did he look disappointed?
“I don’t like it. I’d have to discuss it with Thorn, and he’d have to decide what you tell them, but it’s not something I want to risk.”
“It’s the only option I have.”
“Why do you have to go back, Lyric. You’re here with me now. You’re safe.”
“All you need to know is that I have to go back. I want to go back.” If the look on his face was any indication, I’d just thoroughly pissed Rycks off.
“You’re staying. End of discussion. You want to go back, you tell me why.”
“It’s personal. That’s all I’m saying so don’t ask again.”
Rycks sighed and reached for me to pull me onto his lap, straddling his hips. He stood up and turned to sit in the same chair he’d plucked me out of. Those strong hands held me still. Like I’d dare move.
“Are you telling me you want to go back to that lot? They’ll use you until there’s nothing left. I’m surprised they haven’t already. You’ll die in that place if you go back. You have to know that.”
“No. I don’t know that. Dangling information from someone high in rank at Black Reign would keep them off of me. Plus, they need me working at my job in the city. It’s the only way they’re able to get their information.”
I tried to ignore how good it felt to be in his arms again. Rycks was my first lover. He’d made me feel special despite his refusal to keep me. Even that had been because he’d thought any danger I faced wasn’t anything like what I’d face with him. I had no idea if he’d been right, but I knew where I was now was as deadly dangerous.
“You’re a damned fool,” he snapped. Then he did something unexpected. He slid his hand into the hair at the back of my head and pulled me to him. “Girl, I’m surprised they let you leave at all. Surprised they haven’t already made you a whore in the most violent way possible. It would be Rat Man who’d start with you. You know that, right?”
I shivered. Rat Man. Even saying his name gave me the creeps. The man knew no depravity he didn’t indulge in. If there was a repugnant sex act out there, chances are he’d done it.
“Yes. I can see you do know. I can also see you’re afraid.” He sighed, loosening his grip on my hair, but not letting me pull away from him. “I suppose that’s something.” With a sigh, he pulled me to him until my head rested on his shoulder. “You’re going to be a problem, I can see. Not sure the word brat even covers you.”
“Why would you call me a brat?” Maybe I was, but it was only because, for some reason, I felt safe to let that side of myself out when I was with him. Sure, he tried to come across gruff and dangerous – -and I was sure he was under the right circumstances — but I knew in my heart he wasn’t like anyone at Kiss of Death. He was a protector first. A killer only when someone he was responsible for was threatened.
“Because you’re testing me when you should be following orders.”
“Never been much good at following orders.”
“I can see that. Also,” he said, taking a deep breath, “you’ve got to tell me why your family went missing from Ismay. And why you’re the only one of them ever to turn back up.”
Title: Wrecked Without You
Series: Town of Deer Crossing #1
Author: Renee Shelbey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2021
There’s a new doctor in town. One with swirling tattoos, a sweep of dark hair, a heart-stopping arctic gaze, and a perpetual frown. Within days, the ER waiting room is full of women wearing cute outfits and coy smiles. There must be something bad going around.
Dr. William Mason, a former soldier, is chiseled perfection, but I’m a mom of one, a history professor, and a community volunteer. The last thing I need is Dr. Dreamy with a bad attitude, when I’m busy juggling my daughter’s anxiety, the needs of my grad students, and the biggest baby of all—my ex-husband.
Then Will’s stepdaughters join my Scout troop, and I witness his haunted expression dissolve into a smile that leaves me breathless. Will becomes a mystery I’m curious to unlock and eventually, I glimpse the truth behind the façade. He’s protective, sincere, and an absolute sweetheart.
There are some things he won’t talk about, saying it’s best to leave them in the past, but he has no idea I’m also keeping a secret. One that is his very worst nightmare, come to life…
All I wanted was his love. But all I’ve earned is his wrath.
“Wrecked Without You” is the first standalone novel in the Town of Deer Crossing contemporary romance series, featuring diverse couples risking it all to find true love.
Content warning: Strong language, Steamy scenes, reproductive concerns
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He paused and whispered, “You’re not a failure. Your body produced the most amazing little girl. And from our short time together, I think you’re the most impressive – no exquisite – woman I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.”
He thought I was exquisite? No one had ever said anything so sweet like that to me before, and he said it with such sincerity and conviction that I raised my head to look at him.
A few strands of hair from my braid had come undone and were now falling in my face.
“I mean it,” he said. “Every word.” He lightly brushed a wisp of my hair back behind my ear, and I closed my eyes from his touch. It was loving, in a way I’d never experienced before, and punctuated how desirable he considered me.
We stared at each other for a few seconds more, and I saw his Adam’s apple faintly tremble. Will tenderly traced the pad of his thumb over my lips, making circles with it.
I parted my lips slightly, and he muttered, “Damn hard for me not to devour you right here.”
He eyed my lips, and it was as if time stopped. My breath caught in the back of my throat, and his words devour you rang in my head.
With a whisper of my own, I coaxed, “You should do it.”
I wanted to be consumed by him, and my pulse quickened at the thought.
Will growled softly, his voice like sandpaper. He slowly cradled the back of my neck and lifted his body so his lips could meet mine.
Renee Shelbey writes culturally diverse romance featuring smart Southern women and thoughtful strong men. She’s a wife of 15+ years, mother of a pre-teen daughter, dog mom to a 75 lb. puppy, and an overworked full-time employee. Her alter ego writes steamy, contemporary happily ever afters, full of ethnically inclusive main characters. She hopes you indulge in her stories which have a dose of reality but can still transport you to the world of romantic sexy-time fantasy. Her own indulgences include hot lattes, a mason jar of pear preserves, and British murder mysteries.
Title: Beyond Wilder
Series: Wilder #2
Author: Lēigh Tudor
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Comedy
Release Date: June 28, 2021
Beyond Wilder is the second book of the Wilder series and a continuation of the cliffhanger in Living Wilder.
Armed with tactical combat skills and plagued with control issues, Mercy Ingalls ignores her sister’s order to "stand down" and follows her to the one place she swore she would never return. The Center. The place where she became a neurologically enhanced artistic genius, creating replicas of some of the world’s masterpieces. And the place where she was trained to fight.
Trevor Forrest, an operative for a clandestine security organization, has been attempting to infiltrate the Center and rescue his daughter. Each time he finds himself agonizingly close to his objective, a calculating, tactically trained genius thwarts his efforts, unaware of the high price if he were to fail.
Find out who wins this combat of wills. I can promise you, it will be one wild ride.
If you like badass women who are fun, fierce and a little flawed, you’re going to want to read this story. It’s a rare mix of romance, suspense and comedy.
Releasing September 27
Lēigh lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA, with her husband whom she lovingly refers to as The PoolBoy.
She recently retired from a career in the tech industry, working a variety of positions where she sold, trained, marketed and managed . . . a ton of shit. She loved it, don’t misconstrue the excrement comment, but now finds herself blissfully happy following her, well, bliss.
Lēigh’s motto is “Find your tribe and love them hard.” If this sounds like someone ya’ll want to hang out with, come join her tribe!
Release Date: June 23, 2021
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