Title: Reluctant Lumberjack
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Lynn Burke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 1, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward's New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
Twenty years ago, I loved a woman.
Twenty years ago, I also loved a man.
And twenty years ago, rather than choose, I abandoned them both.
Now, I’m living a lonely life, luckless in love and unwilling to confront the truth of what I left behind.
When my brother passes, I become responsible for my four-year-old niece. Uprooting her isn't an option which means heading back to the sticks of New Hampshire, to the small town I fled.
Because of Charlotte.
Because of Liam.
My two best friends, the ones I’d been reluctant to pursue but couldn’t deny.
Attempting to avoid facing my past doesn’t work, and I see them both—together. They appear to have moved on while I can’t.
I still want her.
I still want him.
But secrets lay between us, betrayals that threaten to crack the egg shells we walk on.
I’ve got more than my own heart to look out for now, and I’ll protect those I love this time around.
No matter the cost.
Reluctant Lumberjack is a MMF bisexual menage romance inspired by British Bedmate.
Lynn Burke is a full time mother, voracious gardener, and scribbler of hot romance books. A country bumpkin turned Bay Stater, she enjoys her chowdah and Dunkin Donuts when not trying to escape the reality of city life.
COCKY HERO CLUB
Author: Veronica Lancet
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2021
Cover Design: Veronica Lancet
She was the beauty in a gilded cage.
He was the beast out for her destruction.
THE BEAST IN THE SHADOWS
Bastiano "Bass" DeVille is not a good man, and he's never professed to be one. He lives, breathes, and dies for the famiglia. And in a world where money rules, blood is spilled and corpses abound, he is a king among men. After all, five years in prison have only increased his appetite for violence. And now… he has a new target. The girl with stars in her eyes and thorns in her heart.
THE BELLE OF THE BALL
Gianna Guerra's blinding beauty and glamorous life propelled her into the spotlight, bringing the New York City high society to her feet. Cruel and patronizing, people would rather be in her good graces than at the end of her tongue. But one failed engagement and her world threatens to fall apart. Because she may be the Queen Bee, but even mean girls have feelings. And Gianna's might just take her on the road of no return.
DEFILE. DEBASE. DESTROY.
May the wickedest win.
Frivolous is an enemies-to-lovers, age-gap, bodyguard dark mafia romance. It is a standalone in the Morally Questionable world. Please be advised that it contains a lot of sensitive themes. Read the triggers before proceeding.
Goodreads Review - “Now this isn’t a typical HEA with sunshine and rainbows, it’s dark, it’s dirty and it’s delicious.”
Goodreads Review - “All of the unexpected twists in this book made it impossible to put down. Once I started this book I had to know what was going to happen next.”
Goodreads Review - “Dark, exciting, thrilling, and so deliciously decadent- this is definitely not a book you would want to ever miss!”
Savannah slammed the door and drove off.
My emotions ripped into me. Frustration. Rage. Possessiveness.
Why did I care if she was miserable?
She was just a means to an end. The key to getting the answers I needed.
The seer’s prophecy wound around me, like a python strangling an unsuspecting victim in the night. If you do not stop them, she will be dead before the full moon rises, and with her, the future of your pack.
The moon was up, and nearly full. Three nights left.
I scrubbed a hand through my hair. The fortune teller had drawn three tarot cards to foresee my future. The Moon for our adversaries. Strength for the girl. And the third had been for me.
The Hanged Man.
That fate seemed inevitable now. Savannah Caine was going to be the end of me.
Title: A High So Sweet
Series: Thornes & Roses
Author: Dani René
Genre: Dark Enemies to Lovers Romance
Release Date: July 27, 2021
USA Today Bestselling Author, Dani René, brings you a brand new emotional, second chance romance twisted with angst and darkness.
“I lied and ran. But I’m back in Thorne Haven, and all I want is his forgiveness. I know it will be a high so sweet, I’ll never come down.”
I’m a liar. I’m a bad person.
And I know that no matter how many times I apologize, Cassian will never forgive me.
We were best friends once, and then my darkness swallowed me whole.
Now I’m back in his town, and I’m about to find out just what happens when you cross a Thorne.
"Dani René pens a beautiful story that painfully details addiction and the repercussions and devastating effect it has on the people around them. And she does it eloquently and with kindness." - Kelly (Goodreads Review)
"I can honestly say this is one of Dani Rene’s best books she has written; the words effortlessly flow through the pages. I can’t help but to love the Thorne brothers when these men love a person; it's with everything they have." - Crystal (Goodreads Reviewer)
"A beautifully written storyline about fighting through the demons that hold you back." - Jean (Goodreads Review)
"Dani Rene's written words come from her soul and it is apparent as you continue to witness the unravelling of Cassian and Kalyn, to their eventual coming together, mind, body and soul." - Linda (Goodreads Review)
"This book is filled with hope and redemption. Steadfast love. Twists and turns. Heart breaking moments that shatter your heart. Dani breaks us just to put us back together, even stronger than we were." - M (Goodreads Review)
"The author has skilfully written a heart breaking and inspirational love story that had me in an emotional turmoil throughout…" - Sheena (Goodreads Review)
Dani is a USA Today Bestselling Author of a variety of genres, from romantic suspense to dark erotic romance and even BDSM romance. She loves to delve into the raw, emotional journeys her characters venture on, and enjoys the dark, edgy, and sensual scenes that fill the pages of her books. Dani's stories are seductive with a deviant edge with feisty heroines and dominant alphas.
Title: Loved by Liam
Series: Vested Interest: ABC Corp
Author: Melanie Moreland
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Family Saga
Release Date: July 29, 2021
Cover Design: Karen Hulseman, Feed Your Dreams Designs
He has a successful business, a family he loves, and a life he thinks is fulfilling and complete.
Until a favor for his brother brings him to her.
She sparks something inside him. Something he had no idea he was missing.
One touch and he knows Paige Winters is the woman he wants.
She and her daughter become his focus. His world.
He only has to convince her to believe in them.
Liam entered Paige’s life quietly, but from the moment he took her hand, her world exploded.
Larger-than-life, he stepped in, brightening her days and filling her with happiness.
But she has more than her own heart on the line.
Her daughter, Lucy, has to come first.
As much as her soul yearns for him, can she trust his words?
Can the seeds love plants take root and bloom, growing over the past?
If Liam has anything to do with it, they will.
"Oh Melanie Moreland, your words make my heart so full! Liam and Paige’s journey is nothing short of perfect." its.gottabethebooks
"Loved by Liam is steamy, sexy, sweet, and sensational." Read Me Romance
"Ms Moreland has given us a story that is riveting, it’s emotional, it’s witty but more importantly it’s written from the heart." Thelma & Louise Book Blog
New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.
Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at email@example.com
Series: Greek Crime Lords #1
Author: Demetra Georgiou
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date: July 22, 2021
They say that crime knows no bounds.
Doukas Tremes and his brothers, the Lords, are one of the most influential and dangerous crime families in Greece. In their world, everything revolves around crime.
Having inherited a failing business, Ria Vamou tries to make ends meet. Things are not that easy, though, because, on top of everything else, a gang is pressuring her to pay them protection for her taverna.
Nothing will stop Doukas from making Ria his because he’s finally found a woman worth starting a war over.
Since it’s a Mafia Romance, it’s intended for mature audiences (18+) It describes scenes of violence and sexual content.
Demetra was born and raised in Thessaloniki, and after extensive studies abroad, she moved back to Athens, Greece where she now lives with her family. Ever the incurable romantic, she loves to put on the virtual paper what her vivid imagination conjures.
Ever since she published her debut Give & Take in 2019, she never looked back. Everything is possible, and romance is like the sky: they both know no limits.
When she's not writing, she likes to read, explore, and take long walks to the sea. Her latest novel Doukas is the first in her Mafia Romance Series of the Greek Crime Lords and Royals.
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