Surrender by Helen Hardt

Surrender  (Steel Brothers Saga #6)

by Helen Hardt
Releases: 16th May
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Synopsis
Jonah Steel has fallen in love with Melanie Carmichael but still lives with the guilt that consumes him as he tries to unravel the mystery of his family’s past. A new threat has surfaced, and he finds himself trapped in a web of deceit and lies.
Melanie loves Jonah but has yet to surrender completely to his needs. Meanwhile, a new friend uncovers more information and more questions. While the ghosts of Melanie’s past still hover around her, she joins Jonah on his quest for answers. Together, they vow to find the truth.
But the deeper they dig, the more danger they uncover…and Jonah’s life hangs in the balance.

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From the Shadows by: L.J. Stock

 Book: From the Shadows: Book 2 in the Mortisalian Saga
Author: L.J. Stock
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Romance
Synopsis

Life has changed dramatically for Cassandra Collier. She’s accepted her role as the Princess of Mortisali. She’s more in love with Damon than she could have ever imagined, and she has a life she desperately wants to live. The only problem? That pesky little prophecy that follows her around like a shadow.
The pressure to speed her life along isn’t quite as bad as she’d anticipated, but the antiquated laws she has to live by make it impossible to take matters into her own hands, especially when the love of her life is a man bound by morals and honor.
When duty pulls her away from the palace and Damon, Cass finds herself ambushed by the veneficus.
Locked away by a formidable enemy and surrounded by stone and hopelessness, Cass has no escape other than retreating into her own head. The trouble is, she’s not the same girl who was held in an asylum by complacency. She’s a princess, the princess of Mortisali, and all it takes is a hint of light to emerge from the shadows for everything to change…

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Book 1 – Parallel – Synopsis

Cassandra Collier was only seventeen when her parents dumped her in a psychiatric ward. Seven years later, she still has no hope of leaving. Nothing’s changed. She still hears sounds that can’t possibly be real – sounds of war and brutal deaths that she can’t turn off. At least, not since his voice was silenced in her mind.

After a threat to her life becomes very real, Cassandra is torn from the only world she’s ever known and thrust into the very reality and truth that have been hidden from her since she was born, including the prophecy that is her birthright.

Unsure whether she has the strength to be the woman she needs to be, and more than aware that her decision controls the fate of a world that doesn’t know she exists, Cassandra has to choose between the love of a man who barely registers her existence and loyalty to a father she barely knows.


Meet the Author

From a young age L.J. Stock was led by her imagination. From the moment she could read she fell into worlds where trees could talk and little girls could move things with their minds.

In no hurry to grow up, she found stories all around her, in the forests of Plym Bridge, the moss covered hills of Dartmoor, then, as she grew older, the wide spread city of Houston, where she currently resides and works. A constant daydreamer, she hopes that one day, her passion can become something more than just a hobby for her.

Still led by her imagination, the worlds have slowly grown from childish adventures to urban fantasies and romances. With inspirational authors such as Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, John Grisham and Stephen King guiding her through her life so far, L.J. Stock has finally decided that it is time for her to go for gold and try land herself on someone else’s future list of favorites.

Putting words on paper is as essential as breathing to her, but on the rare occasions that she isn’t writing, she can be found with a video game remote in hand or curled up on the couch with her pup and a good book. Music is also such an important part of her life, it’s a wonder there isn’t a background soundtrack playing wherever she goes.

A good girl to most, a bad girl to a few, L.J. believes that every genre should be attempted and is more than likely to have tried to release three hundred series’ ranging from vampires and werewolves, to dystopian and even classic romance, before she reaches even middle age. At least, that’s the plan for now.


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Parallel – Book 1
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The Wrong Game by: Charlie M. Matthews

Book: The Wrong Game
Author: Charlie M. Matthews
Genre: Sports Romance

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Synopsis

Taylor Lawson

Tall, tanned, and stupidly muscular, Taylor Lawson was the definition of a bad boy—an overconfident footballer whose arrogance knew no bounds. His deep, brown eyes were a thing of beauty—enough to make you want to bare your soul to him and a whole lot more.

When his father was sent to prison, Taylor’s life spiralled out of control. Everything he thought he knew was a lie, and his passion for the game took a backseat to everything else in his life.

Wasted, and angry at the world, Taylor could see no way out. He was soon forced to realise that not everything in life was easy. But fighting your fears and taking back control is the easy part. Learning to hold on to that control would be Taylor’s biggest challenge yet.


Lola Henderson

After the accident that ripped her world out from underneath her feet, Lola struggled to find her place in the world again. Living through an endless nightmare, so scared and unsure of herself, and with fear playing a continuous loop, she was fighting a losing battle. 

Winslow Falls was meant to be the fresh start she needed to find herself again, but when she locked eyes with the star striker on the college football team, she knew she was done for.

Would Lola continue to avoid the boy that made her feel things she knew was wrong? Or would fate throw them together, forcing them on to an unlikely path of friendship?

Maybe Taylor was exactly who she needed in her life to overcome the fear that plagued her every day.

“Two wrongs didn’t make a right. But in our case they did.”





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Charlie M. Matthews is a hopeless romantic, lost in her own world of fairy tales and adventures. A lover of art and painting, she’d happily trade in her everyday clothes in exchange for a paint smudged shirt. In the confines of her attic room, she is able to create a world that is unlike no other. Mixing fantasy and fiction to generate a piece of work that she could so easily lose herself in. With her wild imagination and passion for reading, Charlie stumbled upon a new love. 

Writing…

What started as a distraction from the crazy little thing that is ‘life’, it soon became all too real. She no longer dreamt about the day her words would be published for all to see because that day had finally come. Charlie published her first word baby, Scott Jenkins’ Road to Wonderland, back in October 2015 and has been working on various pieces since then. Her new novel, The Wrong Game is set to be released this year and sums up everything Charlie loves in a book. 

Charlie is a mum of three beautiful children, living in a small village on the outskirts of Oxfordshire, England. Born and raised in the busy town of Reading, she switched the bright lights and traffic jams for a quiet life in the sticks a little over 6 years ago. 

Between school runs and generally just doing the whole ‘mum’ thing, you’ll most likely find her slobbing out on the sofa in her PJ’s with a glass of wine and her trusty kindle. 

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Chief by Kris Michaels

 


 Chief (Kings of Guardian Series – Book 7)

by Kris Michaels

Releases:  May 30 2017
                 

Synopsis

Cloaked in the identity of David Xavier, a billionaire player in multiple world theaters, Mike White Horse worked to enter the Russian Mafia’s lair, by stalking a shadowy creature named “The Concierge.” The Russian woman brokered young innocents into slavery and Mike meant to destroy her and the organization she worked for. He should have despised her for the atrocious crimes she facilitated, but too often love and hate are the flip sides of the same coin, and what Mike felt for Taty was not hate. It didn’t matter. He’d destroy the Bravata and all its associates—even if it meant part of his soul sat in prison for the rest of her life.
Driven by heartbreak, Tatyana Petrov joined the elite British M16 unit, and for eight years, wormed her way into the trust of the Bravata as she  strove to identify the human filth selling those innocents to billionaires like David Xavier. She’d found it easy to loathe the wealthy men who bought her “toys”—until David. For reasons that she wouldn’t acknowledge, she wanted to protect this one man from the retribution rapidly approaching.
Neither knew the other’s true mission but even as mortal adversaries, they’d each given the other a part of their soul and now only devastation and sorrow waited.



  

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Meet the Author

  
Kris Michaels is the alter ego of a happily married wife and mother who loves to write erotic romance with a twist of military flavor.
A chance meeting and immediate friendship with an established author propelled Kris into a world where her lifelong fantasy of publishing romance novels came true! Her vivid imagination and erotic fantasies evolved into the Kings of Guardian Series.
Kris believes in meeting life head on… as long as there is an ample supply of coffee, whiskey and wine! She believes love makes this crazy life worthwhile. When she isn’t writing Kris enjoys a busy life with her husband, the cop, and her two wonderful sons.

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Kings of Guardian Series


1.    Jared
2.    Joseph
3.    Adam
4.    Jason
5.    Jared
6.    Jasmine
7.    Chief

Everlight Series (Co-written with Patricia A. Knight)

1.    An Evidence of Magic
2.    An Incident of Magic
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1.  A Heart’s Desire




 

Cat Scratch Fever by Sarah O’Rourke

Cat Scratch Fever by Sarah O’Rourke – Blog Tour with Review

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Beau LaForte felt an internal pull to the beautiful, innocent Alexa Davidson. Oh, this was not the typical boy-meets-girl story. This was anything but typical. You see, Beau was a shifter – a panther – and the alpha of the pack. What his panther wanted, his panther got. And together, they wanted Alexa.
But when Alexa finds the pretty kitty lolling on her bed, she is determined to get him out — before he sheds more on her brand new sheets! Can Beau convince Alexa that she is his mate for life?
Instalove. Shifter romantic comedy. 23K words. Novella.

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Taking a deep breath, Alexa drew herself up to her full height and steeled herself for a battle. Although, since she stood just an inch over five feet, she knew her intimidation factor was virtually non-existent, but she had to start somewhere. It was time for her to quit stewing over decisions she could no longer change and instead concentrate on the concrete facts regarding her current situation.

And the fact was there was a flipping cat in her bed! A gigantic feline fiend apparently intent on wrecking what was left of her birthday. Because, yes, there was a cat in her bed, and it was stinkin’ immense. Since when did ordinary cats – even if they were frickin’ panthers – get that big?

The simple answer was they didn’t. EVER.

And an even better question was – Why wasn’t she scared of it?

God knew, it had fangs that promised grim death to anyone that provoked it. Oddly enough, though, she felt not a single ounce of fear or distress standing in front of it. It was like she instinctively knew this animal would never cause her a single second of harm. In fact, the longer she looked into its eyes that glowed in the darkened room, the more convinced she was that the purring beast would do whatever was necessary to protect her. It was like she and the animal had some kind of weird, unspoken connection. It was a bond that she didn’t want and had never asked to share, but one that she couldn’t deny and wouldn’t change even if she could.

How fucked up was that? Maybe this was some kind of voodoo curse one of her disgruntled customers had wished on her when she hadn’t served their coffee quickly enough. Personally, she thought that might be a bit of overkill, but caffeine addicts were serious in Louisiana, and one did not play around when it came to providing quality coffee in the bayou.

“Why couldn’t you be a dog? I could have handled this if you were a dog,” she muttered as she rolled her eyes toward the ceiling and hugged herself. “Especially since I’ve always been a puppy person,” she continued to babble as she shut her eyes and continued chafing her hands up and down her arms as a bizarre electrical charge seemed to ripple through the air inside the tiny bedroom.

“Well, I think it’s safe to say that you are now very much a cat person. Or, at least this cat’s person,” a deep, sexy voice rumbled from the bed. “More specifically, you’re this panther’s person.”

Alexa’s eyes popped open as that rich, deep voice seemed to vibrate through her being. Screaming as she spotted an extremely real — and from what she could tell (even in the darkness) was an oh, so very naked man in her bed — she quickly lunged for the nearest makeshift weapon she could find. Sadly for her, the closest missile she could find was only her television remote, and that merely bounced off her interloper’s sculpted chest.

“Ouch!” her prowler growled, batting away the remote as she continued to screech, blindly searching for another weapon in the mostly dark bedroom. “Alexa, chère, settle down!”

Wait a second? Why did her trespasser know her name? And why did that southern drawl sound so familiar? Making a half-turn on her not-so-steady feet, Alexa fumbled for the light switch on the wall, relieved when her searching fingers found what they were looking for. Flicking the switch, she squinted as her unfocused eyes tried to adjust when the room was suddenly flooded with bright, artificial light. Finally able to see a few seconds later, she couldn’t help emitting a small squawk as she saw the nude man lounging in the center of her bed.

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I haven’t really read any shifter stories in the past but this one really grabbed my attention. The story was really good. Sexy, funny, captivating. Sarah O’Rourke did a really good job writing this story. The only problem was that I didn’t want the story to end. I wanted to keep reading about Alexa and Beau!

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Sarah O’Rourke is actually TWO besties who live three states apart and write at all hours of the day and night! Born and raised in the Southern United States, they are overly attached to their one-click accounts, can’t make it through the day without copious doses of caffeine, and spend way too much time on the phone with each other.

Between them, they have four children and twenty-four years of marriage. They hate empty chocolate wrappers and writer’s block, love to talk to readers . . . and oh, by the way, they write about strong, kick-ass women and hot alpha heroes!

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I Dream of Wild By J. P. Uvalle


I Dream of Wild
Book Three from the Hidden Souls Series
By J. P. Uvalle
Release Date: May 8th
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Fantasy


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Blurb

One Leader.
One Team.
One War.
One Fate.

XANDRA KALLAN—Continues to battle with her past demons while focusing on her duties as CEO of the most successful crime-eliminating agency in the world.
With her flames, LIAM HENDRIK and SINTHOS still missing in action, she finds it impossible to move on—to open up, to love again.
Xandra’s soul mates want nothing but the best for her, wanting nothing more than her happiness. Their love for her has them vying for her affection—a game of love and war with a sure guarantee that someone will end up hurt or even dead.
When the gloves come off in this violent battle to claim her love, who will Xandra choose to be by her side for all eternity?
Life-altering secrets are revealed…
Xandra’s life will never be the same…
Now, it’s time for Xandra to walk on the WILD side…
The cards are on the table…
The world’s fate rests in her hands…
Will Xandra rise up to lead or will she chose to remain captive by her troubling past?

Excerpt
Prologue ~  Xandra Kallan
  TWO YEARS LATER
Have you ever seen someone’s life flash before your eyes?
I have.
Every time I recite their eulogy, their memories hit me hard like a speeding freight train, seconds from derailing off the track. Unwillingly, I was the keeper of their memories. The vault housing all their deepest, darkest secrets, and once they were gone forever, I would lock them and throw away the key.
Descendant #1205: The Nightingale
My soulmates, Apollo and I, snuck into a hotel building in downtown Manhattan. The hotel was under siege with civilians being held as hostages. Strapped and suited in gray body armor, we were ready to cross another soul’s name off our ever-growing list of Arcos’s descendants. I hand-signaled for us to separate to complete our individual missions. They were responsible for freeing the hostages and extinguishing the captors, while I took out the head-bitch-in-charge, Farrah Giago. Her sin was greed. She would sing her victims to sleep, rob them of all their valuables, and assassinate them. In the past two weeks, her and her crew had cleaned out six major banks around the United States, stealing over one-hundred million dollars. Every undercover attempt to bring her to the light had failed. Today was her judgment day. Apollo and I trapped her in the hallway. She was covered in the blood of the old woman she’d just brutally stabbed to death. Her eyes held the telltale signs of a lost soul—no remorse, no guilt. Killing to her seemed just as easy as breathing.
How could she be so heartless?
The vacantly fixed eyes of the old lady centering on me made the blood in my veins run cold. This frail woman was someone’s mother, grandmother or aunt, and now she was gone. In a heartbeat. I couldn’t save her.
“Who the fuck are you, and why do you keep following me around?” she yelled, getting up in my face as she gritted her teeth. Looking into her brown eyes hidden underneath her bangs of chocolate-brown, I realized she was a soul who couldn’t be saved. Her soul was as dead as the woman she’d just killed. All that lay in the gateways to her soul was emptiness. Emptiness her greed could never satisfy—she’d always going to want more. Her deep-rooted need for greed helped me to understand the murderous anger of Arcos. He was only half a soul constantly searching for a way to fill the empty void.
“I was your savior but now your maker. Your evil among this world is a deal breaker. I’m the undertaker of your soul. With this one special bullet to your head, I will extinguish the evil you bestow. For your sin of greed, will be no more. Any final words?”
She spat in my face before flashing me that notorious and mischievous smile.
With the swift pull of my trigger, the dark to her light went out. “May your Hidden Soul rest in peace.”

About the Author

J. P. Uvalle is a beautifully twisted soul who has a passion for writing paranormal romance and has the divine ability to make the unbelievable, believable. She was born and raised in Colorado Springs, went to Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and graduated with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science and Technology. JP works part-time as an ICU technician in Highlands Ranch, Colorado at an emergency/specialty hospital. Aside from being a technician and a writer, she runs two businesses in her spare time— Beautifully Twisted Publishing, and Mary Kay. On top of that, she also contributes her time to the Beneath the Ashes Blog as a Promotions Manager. When she’s not saving lives, coming up with her next plot twist or making women feel pretty and pampered, she’s spending time with family and friends.
Twitter: @Soul4Writer
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OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
Book One
Resurrection of Sin


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Book Two
Descendants of Arcos


 

Marcus by: Victoria L. James

Book: Marcus (A Natexus Novel)
Author: Victoria L. James
Genre: Contemporary Romance




Synopsis


Five weeks after Natalie walked out of my life, I was forced to go back to the start. Twice I’d given my heart to those who didn’t want it, leaving me alone again wondering who I was, where I was meant to be going, and what I stood for.
Loneliness became my new best friend, no matter how hard I tried to deny it. Bitterness threatened to take over and turn me into somebody I wasn’t. Nothing made me feel alive anymore. Nothing made me happy.
Until she arrived. Her. The girl no one was meant to fall in love with—especially not me. Especially not then.
We didn’t know that our time together was fleeting. Our futures were already shaped for us, weaved together by a string of events that were destined to tear us apart if we let them. I just wasn’t willing to go down without a fight this time.
Not all men give up so easily, and the scars on my heart had made me stronger. If anyone could beat the cruel hand of fate, it was me. All I had to do was believe.
In me. In her. In us.
That beautiful, unexpected, thrilling, surprise love of mine.
~ Marcus Anderson




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Meet the Author


Victoria L James is a teenage girl stuck in a thirty-something year-olds body. Living somewhere ‘oop north’ in England, she has had a strong passion for words and stories going as far back as she can remember, which she credits to her grandmother and her love of reading anything that was on sale and cheap from the local market stall. Never once did she think she would release a novel, though. At best, she thought her love of language and her ability to create stories in her mind would provide her with a ‘get out of jail free’ card whenever she messed up and her parents were mad at her during her teenage years… and when even that didn’t work out, she thought she was pretty much done for.

When an opportunity presented itself for her to take a back seat from paid working life for a few years, she knew straight away that she had to try and write about a few of these worlds she’d come up with along the way, and quieten all the voices in her head without racking up a heavy psychiatry bill for the pleasure.

Wearing her heart on her sleeve and trying to lighten her friends’ and family’s lives with naff, and more often than not, badly timed, nineties jokes, she has yet to learn the art of knowing when to shut up. Which is another reason writing became a passion of hers. With pen and paper, there are no limits.

A firm believer in never quitting, with a ridiculous obsession for all things Rocky, she hopes that one day she writes a story that will inspire at least one person out there to keep on going if they’re struggling. Other than that, she’s just a regular old converse wearing, corona sipping, English version of Chandler Bing, who loves and adores her family more than life itself. Oh, and she also has two cats. Every writer has to mention their cats, right?





Other Books in the Series

Download Natexus (book one) here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B8I03HM
Download All the Way (book two) here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MF8SF9K


















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