Why in the world had I agreed to go home for my five-year reunion when I hated pretty much all of my classmates? Right, because I was an idiot. I should’ve known better.
When Las Vegas exotic dancer, Piper Black, goes back to Philadelphia for her reunion, she knows it’s not going to be an enjoyable experience, and she’s right…until she ends up sleeping with her high school crush. What she doesn’t know is that Reed Stirling has a secret that ruins everything.
Can he make things right? And even if he does, will Piper be able to forgive him?
Don’t miss the titillating Vol. 1 of Sinful Desires by USA Today Bestselling author, M.S. Parker.
girl…or so it seems….
brains and sex appeal to rival any siren. Living in Manhattan with
her best friend Lily, Jess enjoys the high life, toying with men and
casting them aside, but behind the party girl façade is a broken,
scared young woman who feels like she can’t confide in anyone. She
hides it well until she spends the night with a sexy Italian player.
being broken beyond repair. He couldn’t protect her…and he will
never let that happen again. He keeps his conquests to one
night only, making sure to remove any emotional connection from the
equation. That is until he’s introduced to a vixen who captures
his attention. Convincing himself it’s a purely physical reaction,
he embarks on a quest to get her out of his system…not so easy when
you recognize the pain of a broken soul behind the most beautiful
eyes you’ve ever seen.
each other? Will they be able to forge something real together, or
will their primal, undeniable attraction to each other be the very
thing that rips them apart? Jess is a master of self-sabotage.
Confronted with a decision that could change everything, will she put
her trust in the man she so desperately wants?
between two people who swore never to go down this path. Jess and
Simon will take you on a roller-coaster ride as they struggle to find
their place in each other’s lives.
Eva Simone’s debut novel, Intrigued & Enchanted was a beautiful, sweet and hot romance. Brandon and Lily were beautiful together. We were introduced to Jess, Lily’s best friend and Simon, Brandon’s best friend. We waited to read their story; it’s here now and it does not disappoint.
Jess and Simon don’t do relationships. Jess had a very ugly experience from her past and she has decided that she will never let any man get close to her. Simon didn’t want to love or give his heart to a woman because of an incident from the past.
But, OH MY GOD!! The chemistry between these two sizzles off the pages; you can feel it. I got hot and flustered, often. They are passionate and explosive. Simon goes all in and falls hard; he fights hard and shows his unconditional love time and time again. Jess’ insecurities get in the way and she ends up making a few bad decisions. Jess deals with emotions by pushing away or running away. She doesn’t open up; she feels ashamed.
I felt strongly about this story, it pulled at my heart and at times I felt it being ripped off my chest. I was very emotional. There are moments of angst, but hang in there. Eva Simone made these characters and their story so very real, that I don’t want to let them go.
Do I recommend it? YES! YES! YES! A hundred times YES!
This story will make you cry, laugh and at times you will have a goofy smile on your face. You will definitely swoon and fall in love with Simon Montavani and his Italian words.
Simone is a stay at home mother of two, wife to a wonderful hubby,
and certified book addict! She studied English at university, gaining
an honours degree in literature and linguistics. She rekindled her
love affair with reading 4 years ago and hasn’t looked back since.
At least 300 books later, with a story on the back burner she decided
it was time to put her education to good use and write her first
novel. Intrigued and Enchanted is the first book in The Enchanted
Series and first released on May 5th 2014 to great reviews. Eva has
been overwhelmed by the love and support that she has received from
bloggers and her readers. Book 2 in the series, Enchanted and
Desired, is due to release September 30th. With a third book planned
in the series, Eva decided it was time to give Intrigued and
Enchanted a revamp, and release on paperback.
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Title: Hourglass Squared
Authors: K.S. Smith & Megan C. Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
After recovering from being scorned by the same man, best friends Brooke and Savannah have not only mended their friendship, but also their hearts. With both girls finally married to the Worthington twins, these women have found it all and are living in pure marital bliss.
But not all honeymoons last forever. When Brooke and Josh announce they have a baby on the way, Savannah realizes this is all a bit more than she signed up for. With pressure coming from Jake to start a family, tempers flare and relationships are pushed to the breaking point; driving her to the brink of insanity as she is propelled toward the house in suburbia with the white picket fence.
Brooke tries to stand by Savannah, and be the best friend she has always been, but soon the tables turn and Brooke will need everyone’s support as her world comes crumbling down atop of her.
Join Brooke and Savannah in Hourglass Squared as they fight any obstacle that comes their way, together. Relationships will be tested, friendships strained, causing the course of their lives to be changed, forever.
Rolling my head in the direction of the voice that just spoke my maiden name, I came face to face with none other than Luke Wellington. Utterly surprised by his presence I quickly tried to regain my composure, “It’s actually Savannah Worthington,” holding up my four carat diamond ring and matching wedding band I flashed it in front of his face and smiled, “I got married a little less than a year ago, so did Brooke.”
Luke smiled, reaching up to run his fingers across my cheek and I shuddered at his familiar touch, “I heard the two of you settled down, and with none other than our biggest competition, Worthington Squared.” Winking at me as his hand lifted his drink to his mouth.
“We did, Brooke and Josh are so in love, they’re even expecting a baby. We are so thrilled for them; all she talks about is being a mom.” I took a sip of the delicious rose colored drink that filled my champagne flute.
“And what about you,” Luke asked, “are you happy too? Will you and Jake be bringing a baby into the world anytime soon?”
Taking in a deep breath I pondered his question before answering, “Of course I’m happy, I love Jake, he is perfect, it’s just…” Faltering slightly I tried to form the rest of my sentence.
Luke’s eyes peered into mine. He may have turned mine and Brooke’s lives upside down, but regardless of all of that he still knew me like that back of his hand.
“What is it Sav?” He probed, sounding concerned.
Standing up I leaned in and hugged Luke tightly, “I’ve got to run; it was great seeing you, Luke.” Rotating on my heels I darted out before he could say goodbye and hustled back toward Hourglass to retrieve my car. Praying for the sake of my own relationship that this was as close to Luke as I’d ever be again.
K.S. Smith is an aspiring new contemporary romance author. When she is not writing you will most likely find her tanning on the beautiful Florida beaches, spending time with her family and friends or dedicating her time to the military through her favorite non-profit organization.
K.S. Smith was born and raised in Tampa, FL and continues to build her life there in her new home with her boyfriend of ten years who will hopefully one day put all book boyfriends to shame with an out of this world proposal.
Megan C. Smith
Megan Smith was born and raised in beautiful Tampa, Florida where she spent her days falling in love with fictional characters from a very young age.
After marrying her best friend she relocated to North Carolina to support her husband’s career as a U.S. Marine. During her time in North Carolina Megan was blessed with 3 beautiful children who have kept her constantly busy chasing after them and enjoying the daily routine of motherhood.
Most recently Megan and her family have relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida where she has spent the past few months achieving her lifelong dream of publishing her very first novel; as well as continuing to submerge herself in some of her favorite books while appreciating a glass of wine and her favorite, salted pretzel Milanos.
Title: Love, Always
Author: Yessi Smith
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 14
**This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn’t suitable for readers under the age of 17.**
In love with a man on the brink of greatness, Dee has her life figured out. The love they share is comparable only to the love they feel when they find out Dee is pregnant. Josh and Dee welcome their future together with eagerness as they plan a wedding, baby, and the upcoming tour for Josh’s band Wasted Circle. Big things are finally happening.
During Wasted Circle’s first big show, tragedy strikes leaving Dee alone. The life her and Josh planned for ends up being nothing but desolate promises. Unable to watch his best friend’s girlfriend drown under her own despair any longer, Adam steps in to help Dee cope with her loss and the upcoming birth of her baby. Adam is patient, kind and unrelenting. He stands by her side, never faltering despite his growing desire to be more than Dee’s supportive shoulder and the idea that he is betraying Josh. He refuses to give up on Dee and remains loyally by her side even when she admits herself into a psychiatric ward and he is left to father Josh and Dee’s baby.
But even sweet and sturdy Adam has his limits.
I reach my trembling fingers down and feel the sticky wax between my legs. I rub the strip back over the wax, hoping it’ll stick this time, to no avail.
This isn’t happening. Please, this can’t possibly be happening.
I reach for the package the wax came in and with it in my hand. I sit on the toilet lid, reading to see if there’s any emergency instructions. Nope. Nada.
Maybe warm water. I go to stand up to run a warm bath, but am barely able to inch upward.
I’m stuck to the toilet lid! With my hands on my face, I start to laugh until tears pour out of my eyes. I’ve glued myself to the damn toilet!
“Hayley!” I yell through my hands and tremble in laughter when she peeks in.
“What is it, babe?” She rushes to my side with worry seeping through her pores, which causes me to laugh harder. She rubs her hand over my back trying to console me until I can contain myself.
“I’m not crying.” I wipe the tears from my face and she arches her eyebrows at me. “Okay, I am crying, but I’m fine. Or I will be. I just need your help.”
I explain my dilemma to her, and within seconds she is lying by my side on the floor in hysterics. At least I keep my life amusing.
“Okay,” she breathes. “Okay. Maybe the package.” She picks it up, but I tell her I’ve already read through it. “Did you follow the instructions?”
“I let it cool down a bit too much I think,” I admit. “Maybe if I run a warm bath it’ll come off.”
“So we just need to get you off the toilet.”
I nod. “First run the bath.”
“We need a first aid kit. Just in case.”
A first aid kit. For my inner butt. I should probably blog about this.
Hayley leaves me as she searches for my stash of antiseptic and band aids. Maybe she’ll find my pride along with it.
She returns quickly with a handful of crap and a big grin on her face. “You’re tweeting about this, aren’t you?”
I shrug. “No such thing as TMI on social media.”
Hayley puts her hand under my arm and we nod at each other. “Count of three,” she whispers. “One, two, three.”
With her help, I stand up hard, taking the toilet lid with me. Well at least I’m no longer stuck to the whole toilet.
Hayley looks at me, and I’m afraid I’m going to burst into real tears. I have a toilet lid stuck to my ass.
“Well, there’s a fashion statement.” Hayley grins, and I gently sit back down with my new appendage.
“Think Adam will notice?” I smile back.
“He’ll probably think you’ve been swiping fast food when he’s not looking.”
“What am I gonna do, Hayley?” I half-laugh, half-cry into my hands.
“I have an idea.”
I follow her into my bedroom and hold onto the bed frame as instructed while I wait for her to pull the lid off.
“Count of three?” she asks and I shake my head.
“Surprise me.” I close my eyes and grip my bed tightly.
Surprise me she does when she yanks the lid clean off, breaking it into two pieces, and lands on her butt. I’m too tired to yell from the pain, but manage a few giggles when I see my friend holding the broken lid triumphantly over her head like some warped version of the Incredible Hulk.
I reach between my legs again and whimper when I feel the glue still there.
“That’s what the warm water’s for,” she reminds me.
“But what if I get stuck to the bottom of the tub?”
“Don’t let your ass touch the bottom, stupid.”
“I’m not the one holding two broken pieces of a dirty toilet, asshole.”
Hayley drops the lid with a hard thud and glares at me. “Who glued themselves to that same toilet, dipshit?”
“You girls okay?” Max calls through the door.
“Yes,” we sing in unison and start to laugh once again.
“Warm bath.” I nod, hoping I remember not to let my ass touch the bottom.
“You want a wash cloth?” she asks, but then laughs, probably picturing it stuck to me as well.
I step into the tub on weak knees and exhale slowly as I get ready to not quite sit in the tub.
“Oil!” Hayley exclaims, pulling me out of my tub. She reaches for the box and dumps the rest of the contents on my bathroom countertop, squealing when the small tube of oil falls out.
“I’m an idiot.”
“World class jackass,” she agrees.
“Out.” I push her towards the door but she plops herself on the floor adamant to see the grand finale of this performance.
I glare at her without much vehemence. I’m far too excited to see if the oil will work. I rub my fingers together with the oil and run them over the glue, which miraculously begins to dissolve.
I shriek in delight, pouring more oil all over my hand and enthusiastically rid myself of the wax while Hayley snorts behind me.
I’m a Hispanic living in South Florida with my redneck husband from Texas and our “half breed” son, who is actually the reason I started writing again after years of celibacy. My son loves stories, but not the kind you can read in an existing book. No, he’d rather make up a story, complete with our own illustrations. So, thank you, Son, for igniting a flame I had let go out.
I also live with two dogs: a neurotic Border Collie we call Nitro and a midget Rottweiler named Nisa.
I have always found my sanctuary at the beach and in music and writing. I wish I could write rhymes so I could become a famous rapper, but rhyming is completely lost on me. My son surpassed me in the rhyming game by the time he was four. This is something I am very proud of.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Human Resource Management. I have held several jobs, from picking up dog poop to upper management positions. And now I am hoping to leave the business world behind so I can live full time in a world that does not exist until I place my fingers on a keyboard and bring them to fruition.
I published my first book Life’s A Cappella last year.
Title: Poles Apart
Author: Kirsty Moseley
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Okay Creations
Release Date: November 18th 2014
Carson Matthews, the hottest driver ever to hit the MotoGP circuit, is living the carefree, celebrity lifestyle. With little to worry about, other than keeping himself top of the leader board, his favourite weekend pastime is visiting a certain blonde at Angels Gentlemen’s Club.
She’s a pole dancer…
Emma Bancroft, a part-time lap dancer, is just trying to make ends meet. Her responsibilities weigh heavily on her, as does the secret she’s kept from everyone for the last two and a half years.
The two of them are poles apart.
A new full length, New Adult romance from international bestselling author Kirsty Moseley.
Kirsty Moseley has always been a passionate reader since she was a little girl, devouring books overnight, barely sleeping and paying for it at school the next day. Writing has come similarly to her and once she discovered Wattpad, she finally plucked up the courage to post one of her stories. Seven million reads later, she self-published her debut novel THE BOY WHO SNEAKS IN MY BEDROOM WINDOW, which later became one of 10 Finalists for the 2012 Goodreads’ Choice Awards, Best YA Fiction. Shocked and overwhelmed by the response, she published her second novel ALWAYS YOU a few months later.
If she had to sum herself up in one word, it would probably be ‘daydreamer’ – but unlike most of her school teachers, she doesn’t necessarily view that as a bad thing. After all, she read somewhere once that books are like waking dreams….
Author: Jennifer Rae Gravely
Series: Orders of the Sky #2
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
I’ve always been fascinated by ghosts. They’re simply lost souls looking for the conclusion to their story. After years of chasing the phantom of Stone into the night, I’ve sought to live and love again in the new chapter of my life. I’m not the naïve girl I once was. I know what I want, what I need. But like the tortured spirits wandering the earth, can I find the happy ending I crave or will the apparitions of the past destroy any chance of everlasting bliss?
“How’ve you been since our last meeting?”
“You mean our first.” I tilted my head.
“That too.” He displayed the teeth of a tiger. “I hope you’ll believe me when I say I’ve wanted to see you again. I was waiting for the right time.” He paused, a wild look in his eyes. “And it looks like I found it. You look fabulous. Can we pick up where we left off?”
“Where was that?”
His arms encircled my waist and his lips found mine. The tides of emotion roared like the ocean in my ears. I closed my eyes and allowed the waves to carry me away. Swaying on my feet, it was good that when he broke the embrace he still held me by the shoulders or I would’ve collapsed.
“Now, you offered me food,” he said. “Can I take you up on that? I really did miss dinner traveling.”
“Sure,” I said, out of breath from drowning.
The night passed like a swiftly flowing river.
Sweet. Sassy. Southern.
Born in Ohio but raised in Pickens, SC, Jennifer Rae Gravely graduated from Converse College with a triple major in History, Politics, and English before earning a master’s degree in education. Returning to her high school alma mater to teach English and coach volleyball, Gravely’s teams won five state championships and seven upper state titles in eleven years. Moreover, the SCACA named her coach of the year for the 2013 season.
Jennifer writes about the fictional Southern town of Keowee. The Astraea Press novels, Knight of the Dead and Set to Love, in addition to the short story, “Love and Diamonds,” deal with present day Keowee and are contemporary romances. The edgier Drown, published by Blue Tulip Publishing, takes place in the eighties and nineties and is best classified as new adult fiction.
She lives with her husband, daughter, seven beagles, and three cats.
Jennifer loves to talk beagles, balls, and books!
Book Title – Flawed and Damaged
Author – Emily Krat
Genre – New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date – July 22nd, 2014
Williams. She is at the airport on an important work assignment. If everything
goes smoothly, after three years of hard work, she’ll get a promotion and a
much-needed raise. Elizabeth is putting her life back on track after it was
ripped out from under her feet four years ago when she lost her parents along
with all her dreams. Standing here, she believes her life is going to change
for the better any moment now. Nothing can go wrong, right?
came to Moscow on business. Right now, Ryan is standing at the airport looking
at a ‘present’ from his brother, judging by the sign a beautiful young woman is
holding. Damn his brother for not cancelling this arrangement as Ryan asked.
misunderstandings and a brilliant but painful love story begins.
flight, lovely breakfasts, long evening conversations, sharing a secret or two,
discovering one another, a lot of laughter, tender moments and some tears, a
fight and, of course, the I-am-ready-for-the-end-of-the-world kiss.
way, they won’t be able to fight their feelings any longer.
his life, Ryan will experience a different shade of lust. And for the first
time in her life, Elizabeth will have to trust despite all of the times she has
wounded lost souls find love, peace and comfort in each other or will they just
break each other more? Is it a train wreck of a love story or a happily ever
Always an avid reader who consumes whole books in a single day, Emily Krat is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page. For her writing stories and developing ideas for novels is a true passion and a dream come true.
Emily is a chocolate junkie, “Grey’s Anatomy” fan, and admirer of good music. She loves summer rains, warm blankets on cold winter nights, as well as traveling, sleeping in late, watching TV shows, cooking, and baking. When she’s not writing or rewriting, she loves spending time with family and friends.
Emily loves to hear from readers. To get write to her directly at email@example.com
Destiny’s Detour YA Edition Cover Reveal
Release Date: October 2014
Destiny Williams heads off to spend her senior year of high school at the prestigious Caldwell Academy. She will be living with her older brother David while she finishes high school. She is excited about the opportunities Caldwell offers for her dance career and it doesn’t hurt to hang out with her brother and his college friends.
Troy is captain of the football team, sexy, sweet and her brother’s best friend. Practically a member of the family, Troy has always been off limits…until now.
One night together changes everything…
A childhood crush turns into more and Destiny has no choice but to grow up sooner than she planned. Will life’s unexpected detours derail her forever? Is there a happily ever after in the cards for Destiny and Troy?
Only time will tell.
At first, I am stunned and don’t respond to his kiss, but I quickly get over my shock and begin kissing him back. My hands wrap around his neck and I dig my nails into his hair just a bit as the kiss intensifies. Troy’s hands begin to wander around the waistline of my pants. I don’t understand what is going on between Troy and me. There has never been this kind of attraction between us before. It’s all so strange, yet right at the same time. We finally break apart, and I get up, slip on my tank top, and walk out of the bedroom, leaving a stunned Troy behind
About the Author:
I have been writing as far back as i can remember. I spent most of my teen years writing short stories that my friends were always begging for more for me it was nothing more than a hobby and a way to entertain myself even though I did manage to get published in the school paper a couple times.
I met and married my very own Alpha male, 19 years ago and we have a 18 year old daughter, and two sons ages 15 and 14. We have 3 dogs and 2 cats. There is never a dull moment around my house. We live on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama. We are blessed to have a home on the river and to have the beach just 20 minutes away.
Over the years I wrote a few short stories in between raising my babies, but it wasn’t until 2012 I decided I needed to pursue my dream of writing a full novel. It took a while, but in January of 2014 my debut novel was self published. There is always a story in my head and characters talking to me. I enjoy being able to share my characters with others.
“If DeVon Ricci thinks I’m going to apologize for what happened, he’s sorely mistaken. I don’t care how hot the sex was, or even if he sometimes seems like he’s going to be a decent guy, I’m not asking for forgiveness. I don’t need it. I’ve done nothing wrong. We were never anything to each other but two nights of great sex.”
“Why, then, am I still drawn to him?”
When DeVon Ricci discovers that his perfect Krissy Jensen isn’t so perfect after all, he retreats back behind the walls he’s put up to keep himself from being hurt. As truths begin to reveal themselves, DeVon must decide if loving Krissy is worth the risk of a broken heart.
Can Krissy and DeVon finally put aside everything that’s tried to come between them and admit what they’ve both felt from moment one? That, together … they’re perfection
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M. S. Parker is a USA Today Bestselling author and the author of the Erotic Romance series, Club Privè and Chasing Perfection.
Living in Southern California, she enjoys sitting by the pool with her laptop writing on her next spicy romance.