Series: The Wind & the Roar Trilogy #2
Author: Cat Porter
Genre: Rock Star Romance
Release Date: September 29, 2021
On the final night of my band's sold out world tour my high life comes crashing down on me.
Girlfriend. Band. Best friend. All of it. Blindsided, humiliated, pissed off, I take off and slam right into Violet.
Years have gone by since that unexpected and fierce connection ignited between us. Now it explodes. Between us itâs soul-searing and wild. I canât get enough of her. And in an impressive twist of fate, she and I are connected in more ways than we know.
The paparazzi are after me for one screw up after the other, crazy rumors are swirling, the gossip hounds are circling. But all I care about is Violet. Iâll do anything to make her mine.
Beck obliterates all my musts, all my shoulds. And there are plenty. In his arms my haunted past fades away and suddenly anything is possible.
Now heâs a huge rockstar, living the celebrity life. Both of us need an escape, and Beck dares me to take off with him. You bet I do. And not once, but twice.
Only I didnât expect this wild, decadent, indulgence or an amazing professional challenge that he makes possible for me. The fire between us keeps burning brighter and hotter.
Now I feel things I've never let myself feel and so does Beck. But our lives are so different, it could never work. This started out as no strings attached fun, and suddenly it isnât.
How can I let go?
Because the one thing I do know for sure is that waiting for me back home in South Dakota is harsh, demanding reality.
Whirlwind is the second book of The Wind & the Roar Trilogy and should be read following the novella, Freefall. The Wind & the Roar Trilogy concludes in Whisperwind.
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âIâm sorry I ruined your night out with Wes.â
Beck licked his full lips. âYou saved me, Violet. I didnât really want to go out, let alone to a strip club. But I havenât seen him since I got here a few days ago, and heâs been worried about me.â
âYep. I figured Iâd try, but it wasnât in me. Iâll make it up to him tomorrow.â
He drained his bourbon. âWhy were you at a strip joint drinking alone?â
âI got there early. I was waiting for Wes.â
âViolet. Why were you at a strip joint drinking alone?â
âGuess.â My tongue swiped at the corner of my mouth and his gaze darted to the movement. âTake a stab.â
His eyes narrowed at me, his head tilting. âWild girl.â
âI was hoping.â I lifted my cup to my lips and drank.
âHmm. Wants to live on the wild side real bad, even if itâs only for one nightâtonight.â
I drained my cup and put it on the counter with a thunk. Our gazes locked, and it was as if he could see me, see right through the noise to the real me like he had that night at Peteâs. I tore my gaze awayâIâd touched a hot stove. No matter how mesmerizing Beck Lanier still was, I was in no mood for true confessions, not tonight.
Oh Violet, are you ever?
I shot him a grin. âSo, why is a rock and roller who just finished a highly successful world tour in Meager-fucking-South-Dakota?â
He let loose a low, dark laugh. âFor the bourbon.â His warm, low voice drilled straight to my insides, filling them with liquid heat. He didnât want true confessions either. My oh my, how the years had changed us.
I passed him the bottle, and he poured himself a tiny bit and he poured more for me, still not answering my question.
I knew why he was in Meager.
The whole worldâs looking for you, Beck Lanier. Thatâs why youâre here. Youâre on the run, hiding out under the radar for as long as you can while you lick your wounds.
It had been all over social media this past week. What a shit move by his girlfriend. What a piece of work. I still remember when Iâd first heard that he and Mae were an item. Iâd figured it made perfect sense. Both of them serious and successful musicians, both in the limelight, both so very attractive. They seemed really into each other, happy together.
They made a stunning contrast as a couple. Mae was vivacious and outgoing and wore brightly colored funky outfits, while Beck was more introverted and quiet and always wore dark clothing by European designers and those now famous boots of his that were made for him. Heâd even appeared in a fashion magazine editorial for the shoe designerâs recent collection. What a spread that was. Iâd saved the stunning photos, of course. Beck Lanier was no garage grunge rocker. He and Maeâs relationship intrigued fans, excited them.
Beck drank and passed the bottle back to me. âLetâs see, did you break up with someone?â
I poured myself more. âArenât you smart?â
âBut youâre not bleeding over it. Over him.â
I raised my cup at him. âBravo.â
His eyes lit up, and he pointed at me. âYou were out celebrating tonight.â
âI was trying.â
âTrying. Hmm. Then something happened at the Tingle to make you charge out of there. Some jerk came onto you? Or maybe you saw someone?â
I swirled the bourbon in my cup. I needed to stop. Martinis and bourbon could get ugly later. I tightened the top back on the bottle and slid it to the side. âWhat made you take off with me and not go party with Wes?â
âIâd rather be anywhere with you than in a nightclub with naked women on parade and crazed men acting like theyâre thirteen year old boys on a class trip.â
The wind knocked out of me, my face heated, and I let out a laugh. âYou did miss out on a lot of naked women in there. But Iâm sure a parade of naked babes must be a dull, boring spectacle to you after all these years of touring, huh, rockstar?â
âPretty much.â His lips twisted.
âHereâs to honesty.â I took my final swig of the drops left in my cup. âHowâs the ice pack?â
âPerfect. Is your management team going to sue me now?â
âI wonât say it was you. Iâll blame it on that bouncer. Think of itââBeck Lanier brawls with outlaw biker in front of strip club in South Dakota.â
âHell, yes. Fucking hot and super macho.â
He lifted his chiseled chin at me, his fingers touching his bruises. âYou did me a favor.â
My insides charged at the rough in his voice, the bright gleam in his eyes, the sly grin, and I crossed my legs, tightly. Tonight was turning out way better than I ever could have imagined earlier when I downed that first martini. Way better.
Whirlwind - Â©ï¸2021 Cat Porter
Releasing October 20
A daydreamer, quiet on the outside, crazy on the inside, Cat Porter is a New Yorker who lives on a beach in beautiful Greece with her three teens and three Cane Corsos. A lifelong compulsive scribbler, a lip-biting romantic, an optimist with a twist and a twisted imagination. Obsessed with emotional epics, intense, complicated anti-heroes who fall for bold, determined women fighting for their redemption and happy ever afters. Plus fine whiskey and strong coffee. And she doesnât want to be cured of any of those. Ever.
Release Date: September 28
I havenât seen him in over a decade, but Joshua Luca can still get to me. And I hate it.
At twenty-nine, Iâm a doctor and Iâve travelled the world, but just the thought of him has me sliding my sweaty palms down my jeans and wishing I could steady my racing heartbeat.
Joshua was an almost obsession until, at seventeen, he cost me my future. In one night, I grew up and let go of my silly crush.
My infatuation for Joshua is dead and buried. Forever.
It doesnât matter that heâs my new flat mate.
Or that he still has that same sexy smile.
I barely notice how that, despite his billions, heâs the kindest man I know.
Or that when he touches me, a thousand tiny fireworks explode all over my body.
Iâm completely over Joshua Luca.
3.5 Heart Review by Ashley
Confession: I haven't read Louise Bay in a looooooooong time. But give me a billionaire with an accent and a smart, sassy woman with no filter and I am down for it.
Meet Louise Bay
USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels â the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful (not currently on sale as undergoing maintenance!), Hopeful, The Empire State Series, The Nights Collection, The Royals Collection, and The Gentleman Collection (these are series of stand alone books each following different characters). Louiseâs most recent novel is Mr. Mayfair which is available now!
Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. Thereâs not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.
Louise loves the rain, The West Wing, London, days when she doesnât have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
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North by Vanessa Vale is now live!
Everyone thinks I'm the disgraced cowboy.
Download today on Amazon, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo, Barnes & Noble!
3 Heart Review by Ashley
Vanessa Vale is an author I've been seeing a lot of but never read until now. So when I dove into North, I truly had no idea what to expect. And right from the start, I knew it was going to take me a bit to really get into the story.
Most of it had to do with Jed. There was something about him and his inner dialogue that almost turned me off before I even really got started. He was a bit arrogant and crass but once I got to know him a bit better, that sorta fell by the wayside as his true goodness came out. Especially where North was concerned.
I LOVED that she knocked him for a loop. Can you say complex, self-sacrificing woman? Because that is North to a T. Badass business woman, sister, do-gooder. As the things she did to ensure the happiness and future of her brother's were revealed, my gut clenched. And I was so glad that Jed was there by her side to help hold her through it. That he saw beyond the 'ice princess' to the tender woman beneath. But when the bullets started to fly, Jed's protective instincts went into overdrive.
The final third of the book had my heart racing. I had to know who was behind all the deceit and double crossing going on. And There was danger and twists and steam, secrets and an evil genius that nobody suspected. North and Jed's whirlwind romance with just that touch of the forbidden kept me on my toes until the very end.
Vanessa Vale is the USA Today bestselling author of sexy romance novels, including her popular Bridgewater historical romance series and hot contemporary romances. With over one million books sold, Vanessa writes about unapologetic bad boys who don't just fall in love, they fall hard. Her books are available worldwide in multiple languages in e-book, print, audio and even as an online game. When she's not writing, Vanessa savors the insanity of raising two boys and figuring out how many meals she can make with a pressure cooker. While she's not as skilled at social media as her kids, she loves to interact with readers.
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The Lawyer by Marni Mann is now live!
A sexy, new stand-alone in the Dalton Brothers Series from USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann …
I’m not the type of girl who picks up a man on a rooftop bar.
But Dominick makes it so easy to say yes.
He worships every inch of my body, and I’m still sore the next morning when I meet him again.
This time, he’s Mr. Dalton, my sister’s cutthroat entertainment lawyer.
He wants to make me famous.
Of course, that means sharing a screen with my wildly jealous sister.
Which presents one catastrophic problem—Dominick doesn’t date famous people.
So, do I take a chance at becoming a Hollywood star, or do I pass up the opportunity to be with the man who gave me a taste of forever?
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5 Heart Review by Lorena
These Dalton brother's are going to be the death of me, I swear and this is just the first book of three!!
Dominic is a high profile lawyer who deals with the entertainment industry and nothing can prepare him from when he meets sweet, sweet Kendall. The moment he saw her at a party he knew that he was going to have her that night and boy did he have one hell of a night with her. What he didn't expect was to ever see her again, let alone the following day when she walks in as Daisy's assistant (Daisy is her sister). Daisy is nothing but a nasty, spoiled girl who will throw a tantrum over everything. She can't seem to hold an assistant even if her life depended on it due to her bad attitude.
Kendall knows how Daisy is and she can deal with her sister's nastiness. But when Dominic offers her a deal of a lifetime her relationship with Daisy gets bad.
But Kendall never expected that fame would be something she would be in to, but when the agent and Dominic convince her she goes for it, but in the realm, she doesn't want to lose Dominic, she enjoyed her night with him and she wants more and more nights with him, but Dominic doesn't want to be in the limelight, he doesn't want his personal life to be broadcasted in every news station being the gossip of the day. So he tries his damndest to stay away from her but it's just too damn hard.
When Dominic see's what her life could be without him in it, he decides he can't stay away from her and he doesn't waste time in putting his imprint on her. They try to keep their relationship a secret, but when you become somebody in Hollywood, it's impossible to stay under the radar. So when things get a little out of control and their life is exposed in the worst way possible, Dominic is fuming and is going out of his way to clear his name and his girl's name from the gossip media and straighten out what isn't true.
Boy was this book all kinds of HOT! I've read some really steamy books from this author, but I think this has been the steamiest thus far. I loved both characters, his domineering ways and at the same time, he was so sweet and kind when it came down to Kendall. He cherished her and loved her unconditionally. Kendall fell in so much love with Dominic since the first time they slept together, he is certainly the man she would love to spend a long time with, forever if it's possible.
One of the best from this author <3
USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts unique stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their yellow Lab. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.
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Series: Full Moon #5
Author: Stacy Stone
Genre: Rockstar Romance
Release Date: September 28, 2021
I swore off relationships.
After everything I went through with Vanessa, I know better.
The last thing I need is a woman who needs to be saved.
But when Lize turns up in my life, the chemistry between us is off the charts.
I have no other choice but to fight for her.
My life is hell.
I’ve taken on the responsibility to care for my mother.
Between jobs, I try to look after her as best I can,
but my stepfather makes that nearly impossible.
I vowed never to trust a man again, but when I fall into the arms of rock hero Tim,
I have a hard time sticking to my own rules.
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Releasing October 26
Under the Dutch name Stefanie Van Mol, Stacy Stone made her debut in Belgium with her Desire series. She was obsessed with writing and never stopped.
She creates stories about rock stars that are emotional, sexy, and heartfelt.
During the day she works at her own publishing company.
At night, she spends hours at the computer at night creating her colourful characters and bringing their stories to life.
She's an avid reader and passionate writer. She hopes to make her dream come true and become an author that readers will enjoy worldwide.
Title: Claimed by the Moon
Series: Royal Shifters #6
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Suspense
Release Date: September 28, 2021
Sexy wolves and heart-stopping action await in Claimed by the Moon, the highly-anticipated continuation of the Royal Shifters series by New York Times and USA Today best-selling author L.P. Dover!
In his 200 years of life, Zayne Lyall has made his share of enemies. The most ruthless of all being Knox Channon, who seeks vengeance for a pack war that took place over a hundred years ago.
To gain information he can use to bring Zayne down, Knox reconnects with Amelie Graye, a past love who joined the Royal pack Zayne belongs to. Unfortunately, Amelie doesn't know much about the royal arctic... despite a longing within her to be near him.
Amelie and Knox have a tumultuous past that ended after she and her family went rogue following an attack by the Sierra pack. While she has no details to offer about Zayne, Knox sniffing around her leaves his inner wolf snarling.
More than anything Zayne wants to charge in and protect the woman his heart aches for. But he has a secret... and it could cost him everything. Amelie is his fated mate. If Knox were to discover this, he would know hurting her would be the key to destroying Zayne. Torn between his desire to claim Amelie as his own and his ferocious passion to protect her, can Zayne find a way to bring down his malicious enemy? Or will an age old vendetta rob him of a blissful future with his bonded mate?
The door to the cabin opens, and Amelie steps out with her caramel-colored hair in a ponytail and dressed in a tank top and yoga pants. It’s fifteen degrees outside, but the cold doesn’t bother us. The smell of snow approaches, and I can tell it’s going to come down hard within the hour. Looking up at the sky, it’s dark, and the clouds are thick.
Amelie plugs in the Christmas lights on her porch and looks up at them when she gets into the yard. I’ve never seen someone so fascinated with the holidays. But she’d be appalled if she could see my house at Christmas time. I’ve never cared about decorating or celebrating, at least not in the last thirty years after losing Alina. Something tells me I might have to change that. If this is going to work between us, I’ll have no choice but to see things differently. The only problem is that I have no idea how to do that.
Amelie runs through the woods in human form, and I follow behind her, making sure to keep my presence hidden. I’m not ready for her to know I’m there yet. The lake is a few miles into the woods, and her movements are smooth and concise as she swerves in and out of the trees. The only other people I’ve seen move like that are my brothers. She had to have learned it from Micah. I’ve envied him for being so close to her. It’s even made me a little jealous, but I know he’s never tried anything with her. When he comes back to town, things might be a little different. I’m hoping Amelie will let me train her instead of him.
The lake comes into view, and I slow my pace. Amelie stops by the water and blows out a breath, watching the steam billow into the wind. She raises her arms in the air and stretches, exposing her bare stomach as her shirt lifts up. The need in me rises, and I close my eyes. All I can think about is taking her in my arms and making her mine.
“Fuck,” I hiss under my breath. My cock hardens at the thought of her naked and spread out beneath me. Stepping behind the tree, I lean against it to regain my composure. I’m always in control, but around Amelie, I’ve lost all sense of it. Taking a deep breath, I let it out slow until everything goes back to normal. When it does, I unleash my power so Amelie can sense me.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.
Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.