Title: Heart of Stone
Series: Camp Bexley #3
Author: K.K. Allen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2022
Benson Bexley has always had a heart of stone.
Apparently, nothing has changed.
When he returns home after a decade gone, I recognize him right away.
How could I forget him?
He’s the same cocky flirt who slid dirty poetry to me in art class.
With the same stone-cold stare that shielded his soul from the world.
And that same sharp-edged jaw that cut straight through my heart like a dagger.
Fortunately, this time I see right through his arrogant charm.
Even better, he doesn’t remember who I am.
I have no intention of reminding him.
After all, it’s only a matter of time until his nomadic lifestyle takes him away again.
When his poetic charm strikes again, I play along.
Maybe it's time he got a taste of his own medicine.
It’s not in my nature.
But Benson Bexley deserves nothing less.
It’s time for that heart of stone to shatter.
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K.K. Allen is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author who writes heartfelt and inspirational contemporary romance stories. K.K. graduated from the University of Washington with an Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences degree and currently resides in central Florida with her ridiculously handsome little dude who owns her heart.
K.K. published her first contemporary romance, Up in the Treehouse, in 2016 which went on to win the Romantic Times 2016 Reviewers' Choice Award for Best New Adult Book of the Year.
With K.K.'s love for inspirational and coming of age stories involving heartfelt narratives and honest emotions, you can be assured to always be surprised by what K.K. releases next.
THE TROUBLE WITH US by Carmen Jenner Release Date: September 27th Genre/Tropes: Friends-to-Lovers/Marriage-Pact/Contemporary Romance THE TROUBLE WITH US from USA Today bestselling author Carmen Jenner is NOW LIVE!! Grab this all-new friends to lovers standalone romance TODAY!!
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Blurb: USA Today Bestselling Author Carmen Jenner delivers an unforgettable marriage-pact tale of two best friends who just needed a little shove in the right direction. Friends don’t fall for their new bestie’s boyfriend. Yep. Things got super awkward when I came face to face with the tattoo-covered Viking with a devastating smile and a panty-melting southern accent whom I coerced into being my fake boyfriend only weeks before. How was I supposed to know he was my friend’s boyfriend? Friends don’t make marriage pacts after they’ve had too much to drink. I’d been in love with Gabe since the night we met. He just didn’t know it. So when he asked me to marry him if we were still single at thirty, how could I possibly say no? Friends don’t get one another pregnant. Neither of us ever wanted kids, but when those two little lines appeared on that stick, well … exactly how big does an explosion have to be before it’s considered nuclear? Friends don’t look at one another the way we do. And that’s the trouble with us. Gabe and I have never been just friends.
About the Author: Carmen Jenner is a USA Today and international bestselling author. A hardcore red lipstick addict and a romantic at heart, Carmen enjoys books—duh!—long walks through Sephora, tattooed boys, and eyeliner so sharp it could kill a man. She lives in small-town, Australia, where she wrangles her two children, a French Bulldog named Busy, and her very own manchild. Carmen always gives her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture? Connect w/Carmen:
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Release Date: September 27
An angsty and gritty romance duet from and series and
But itâs about to become her worst nightmare.
Despite the icy stares and cruel whispers from her classmates, Becca is determined to do whatever it takes to fit into her new high school. Even if it means losing herself in the process.
Because no one can see through the lies she tells and the secrets she keeps close to her chest â¦
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Meet L.A. Cotton
USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.
Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when sheâs not camped out in front of the laptop) youâll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.
To learn more about L.A. and her books, visit here!
Title: Lone Star Sheriff
Series: Saddle Creek, TX: The Crawfords #6
Author: Kat Baxter
Genre: Contemporary TX Western Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 26, 2022
I’ve known Madison Crawford was mine since we were teenagers. Timing, circumstances, and my good manners have kept me from claiming her as my own. Now, the ex who left her at the altar is back asking for a second chance, and I’m done playing by the rules. She thinks I’m nothing more than a stick-in-the-mud, but she’s about to find out what happens when I’m not in uniform. No more Mr. Nice Guy. It’s time for the proverbial gloves to come off. Time for me to put my handcuffs to better use. She needs to see that she belongs in my bed now and forever.
I’m tired of town gossip. Which is ironic since, as the secret author of the Saddle Peek, I practically invented gossip in this town. When my past comes back–literally–claiming he made a mistake, I have too much pride to run and hide. Everyone in town is waiting to see if my ex is going to break my heart all over again. Instead, the unthinkable happens. Caleb Burton, Sheriff McHottie himself, comes to my rescue. Suddenly, I’m in a fake relationship with the most irresistible guy in town. Is he just being my hero because it’s his literal job? Or could he actually want a troublemaker like me?
From USA Today Bestselling Author, Kat Baxter, comes the final book in the Crawford family series. If you love opposites attract, curvy women, fake relationships and small town romance, then you'll love Lone Star Sheriff.
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USA Today Bestselling Author Kat Baxter writes fast-paced, sweet & STEAMY romantic comedies. Readers have dubbed her books “laugh-out-loud funny,” “hot enough to melt your kindle,” and “The Queen of Adorkable.” She lives in Texas with her family and a menagerie of animals. Kat is the pseudonym for a bestselling historical romance author.
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The Teacher of Nothingby K Webster Publication Date: October 18 Genre: Forbidden Romance, Standalone Tropes: Age-Gap Romance, Taboo Romance, Student/Teacher Romance
About K. WebsterK Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.
Title: Rebel's Love
Series: Cape Cove Series #1
Author: Harper Monroe
Genre: High School Bully Romance
Release Date: September 23, 2022
Cover Design: Clarise Tan with ctcovercreations
Photographer: Randy Sewell with RLS Model Images Photography
Cover Model: Colby Dansby
He loved me.
He destroyed me.
I thought the worst day of my life would be when my parents told me that we were losing everything and moving to Cape Cove. I would be starting a new life, one without luxury. I would be starting my senior year not knowing anyone, instead of with friends I knew my entire life.
I was wrong.
The worst day came when I met Axel Hartly and he chose me to be his new game.
To survive Cape Cove I needed to be strong and fight.
That’s what I did.
I had to play his game. I thought I could play harder and win.
I was wrong.
I knew the only way to succeed would be to keep my heart locked away. I underestimated Axel and how easily he could draw me in as a moth to his flame.
He was going to burn me alive.
4.5 Star Review
One of my favorite tropes to read -- Enemies-to-Lovers and I can tell you that this book certainly left me with a feeling of satisfaction.
Having to know both characters and what they both have gone through in their short lives is certainly something not to laugh about. Merick has pretty much lost everything she's ever known and now has to start over in a completely different setting and environment that will certainly leave her feeling out of place. But she's going to put her head up and just start her new life trying to not end up in any bad hurdles.
Axel has definitely not lived a great life up to date and he needs to let out steam and who better than to get that done with!! YES, he has set his sights on Merick and he plans on making her life a living hell...but we'll have to see how that all pans out with them both and see who surrenders to who in the end!
I was captivated, mesmerized and so in-tune with this book that I lost track of all human life. I can tell you that I highly recommend this magnificent bully romance that will leave you with a satisfied smile in the end (no doubt about it)!
Harper Monroe is a new Indie Author with Rebel’s Love being her first published novel. She will be writing in the genres of bully romance and enemies to lovers.
She resides in the Midwest with her husband and kids. After a long day at work, Harper likes to watch Netflix or read a book when she can. Her and her son are obsessed with Stranger Things.
Her guilty pleasure is watching teen drama shows while eating sour candy and drinking a Pepsi.
Title: The Heart of a Villain
Series: Beauty and the Villain Duet #2
Author: V.F. Mason
Genre: Age Gap Billionaire Romance
Release Date: September 23, 2022
What happens when a Villain falls for the one woman he shouldn’t…
Does love break the curse and change everything?
Or will it destroy them both?
The Heart of a Villain is book two in Beauty and the Villain Duet and should be read after Beauty and the Villain.
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V.F. Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.
Series: Owens Protective Services Book 2
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Protector Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2022
The exciting and thrilling conclusion to Cash and Eva’s story, and the second book in the OPS series!
The military defines a Nuclear Option as a drastic step or last resort, and I’m about to take it.
I am an expert marksman, engaging the enemy from afar.
You’ll never see me coming, because I’m that good.
Even a sniper can be drawn out of hiding.
Pull the right strings and eventually you’ll see my face.
But it’ll be the last thing you ever do.
I take warnings for what they actually are—a threat of war.
I will defend those I love and the team I surround myself with.
I will use my specialized training to take you down.
I will make you regret ever coming after me.
There is no world in which I exist that I’ll let you live.
Special Ops training gave me the tools I needed to be an effective weapon in special recon, infiltration, and target acquisition—to name a few.
I’m ruthless, fearless, and I will stop you at all costs.
Power won’t help you when you come up against me.
Intimidation is laughable.
And threatening the woman I love is the worst mistake you ever made.
I'm a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, "No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book." I didn't think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn't already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven't been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.
Shadow of Fire
Laeli jumped as the sound of steel striking steel cut through the night. She slipped into a crouch, buckling on her scabbard, sliding the twin swords against her back and crept to the opening of the cairn.
Bran shouted a single word. Run.
As wings of light fluttered across the dark pit of the sky, Laeli saw him, his lithe body ducking and weaving around a sword wielded by a tall man in a cloak of fur. Two dead men lay on the ground, Bran’s dagger protruding from a chest. As Laeli watched, Bran’s opponent crouched and swept his leg wide, catching Bran off guard. Her companion tumbled to the ground and, before he could get to his feet, a sword swung through the air in a precise arc.
Laeli stared in horror as Bran’s head was swiftly sliced from his body. Slowly, so slowly, it fell, toppling to the ground to bounce and roll away. Laeli’s dinner rose like a snake and she turned to the side and vomited.
The sky opened, and as veins of light cracked the black canvas of night, the man in furs looked up and saw her. His sword glinted as he approached, blood dripping hypnotically to the ground.
Bran’s blood; fae blood.
Without another thought, Laeli sprang from the cairn and sprinted for the safety of the forest. The trees reached for her, inviting her in; she bent her head and dove between their trunks, taking shelter in their branches, in the roots that snaked from the earth and the rocks and soft grass that spread across the forest floor. The sky ripped apart again, illuminating the trees, the forest bending and swaying in the fierce wind as the storm intensified.
She pushed on, running at a reckless pace that no human could match, until her lungs burned and she fell to her knees in a puddle of dirty water, her breath coming in pants that shook her to the bone. She was still a long way from the border, from safety.
Laeli took a deep breath, preparing to run again, but the point of a sword pressed into her spine.
‘Get up, Witch.’ The voice was low, husky, his breathing quick.
Bargain with a Beast
Turning my head, I found my mate and her sister both staring at me, hands on their hips. Stances, identical. Adrian’s expression? Determined.
The other female had more sense. She had the decency to be nervous, biting her lower lip. “I don’t know about this, sis.”
“They won’t even realize where I am until tomorrow.”
“I know. But you know how much I hate lying to them. What if they check on us when they get home?”
Adrian chuckled. “They won’t. Mom can’t keep her hands off him. They’ll be too busy bumping uglies to worry about where I am.”
Bumping uglies? Ugly what? And why would they bump?
“That’s why you’re going to be back here in exactly four hours and let me out.”
Stephanie looked at me, inspected me from head to toe. I remained silent. “What about him?”
“I’ll figure it out. After.”
Stephanie’s head dropped backward so that her face looked up at the ceiling. She groaned. “God. And you were making fun of mom for being a horny wench. This is insane. You know that, right?”
“I know. I don’t care. I’m calling in my twin card.”
“Oh, I know. You told me. Why the hell do you think I’m down here again? And low blow by the way. I used my twin card for that stupid calculus test.”
“Not my fault I saved mine for something juicy.” Adrian gathered her sister to her, their heads identical in height as well as form. In fact, the twins were remarkably similar except for my mate’s beautiful hair. “Look. I’m going in there. I know what I know. I can’t explain it, okay? You have to trust me.”
The brown-haired twin’s voice was muffled in her sister’s neck. “Okay. But if you die, I’m going to be really, really mad at you. Like, forever mad.”
I’m going in there?
Adrian’s words finally registered, and I moved forward to tower over them as much as I could with the energy barrier still between us.
“You will not enter this cell, my lady.” I was furious that she would take such a chance. Still, I could not force a threatening tone from my throat, not while I spoke to her.
And my lady? What evil spirit possessed me to speak those two words?
Fuck. What was happening to me? I should shout. Rage. Scream. Act like an out-of-control beast ready to rend and tear and kill. I could do none of those things. My beast, it seemed, had as tight a leash on me as I did on him. He would not allow me to frighten her. Would not allow me to disrespect her. Upset her. Injure her in body, mind or spirit.
Gods be damned. What the fuck was I going to do now? I could never offer her my mating cuffs. I could not. I would be executed in a matter of hours.
I could offer her nothing.
With a low rumble, my beast disagreed, shoving erotic images into my already fracturing mind.
Adrian released her sister and turned to face me. This close she was even smaller than she had at first appeared. Yet her eyes blazed with defiance. “Stephanie?”
“You sure? Really, really, really sure?” Her sister moved toward the control panel.
“Do not,” I ordered.
“Twin card. Playing it. Now.” Adrian ignored me.
Stephanie sighed. The energy barrier dropped.
Adrian took three steps forward. Her scent washed over me. My beast growled. My cock throbbed in pain. My vision blurred. I ordered my limbs to move, to remove this female from my cell. The beast took control of every cell, every muscle of my body. The transformation moved through me. My muscles screamed as they exploded, grew larger. My bones elongated. My beast shoved me aside as if I were no more than a wisp of fog in his peripheral vision.
The energy barrier reappeared, locking her inside the cell.
With my beast.