EVER OVER AFTER by J.A. DeRouen

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Ever Over After (The Over Duet #2)

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Release Date: January 9, 2017

 

Synopsis

Marlo … wild-eyed, untamed, and every single thing I’ve ever wanted from this life. I wasn’t ready for her back then. I was a stupid boy with adult feelings and no idea what to do with them. I squandered away every chance she gave me.

Yes, love like ours either burns white hot or crumbles under the pressure.
And now I’m back to sift through the rubble.

Questions and excuses are two things I have in spades. What I need now are answers.
Answers and Low.
Always Low.

My name is Ever Montgomery, and this is my story of love resurrected.

 

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Her Jeep is in the driveway. A soft top, fire engine red, Jeep Wrangler. Blood red is more like it. We’re talking about Marlo, after all. How fitting. One hundred, no, a thousand, vehicles lined up in a row, and that’s exactly what I’d pick for her. Lots has changed, but some things stand the test of time.

Low … my Low, is on the other side of that door, curled up in bed, her usual sass kept in check by sweet, sweet dreams. I imagine what it would be like to come home to her. Her eyes closed, lashes like butterfly wings resting on her flushed cheeks—an uninhibited smile playing on her naked lips. She’s got nothing on but a white tank top and panties … the elastic edging of the black silk denting deliciously into her flesh. She’s curled in the fetal position, that fabulous ass rounded and waiting for me to palm it, hard nipples pushing into stretched, white cotton.

Damn. Damn.

I shift in my seat, pushing my palm into my lap, mentally chanting to myself to calm the hell down. Nothing like an active imagination and an ill-timed boner to make me really feel like a stalker.

I swipe the card off the dashboard, my rebuttal to Marlo’s note of warning, and fold out of the car. I look both ways as I cross the street, not for cars, but for nosy neighbors who may call the cops or wrestle the possible robber to the ground. Part of me wishes something would happen. I hope Marlo has people who look out for her.

A bigger part of me wishes she’d hear me coming and meet me on the porch for an epic showdown … in the previously mentioned tank and panties, if I had my way.

The need to see her, to run my eyes over every piece of her and remind myself she’s more than a memory, is staggering. There were times when I wasn’t sure. She feels like a lifetime ago … another time … when I was a different person. That’s partly true.

Back then, even in the deep haze of it all, I could feel my love for Low trying to claw its way out, begging to break free. But the cancer growing inside me, that extreme sense of loss, strangled everything else. In the end, I let the fog envelop me and opted for numb.

God, I was an idiot.

I’ll never make that mistake again. Never.

I wedge my note into the seam of the door and place a palm to the paned glass. I clench my eyes shut and rest my forehead on the door, only for a moment. As much as I want to curl my fingers into a fist and knock, it has to be her. I need her to come to me.

And when she does, I’ll be ready.

 

 

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About the Author

J.A. DeRouen lives in South Louisiana with her husband, son (aptly named “The Professor), and her furry friend, Scout. She holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and nursing.

When she’s not writing or inhaling romance novels by the stack, she works as a women’s health nurse. She’s been an avid reader and daydreamer since childhood, and she’s never stopped turning the page to get to the next happily ever after.

 

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THE STORY OF US by d. Nichole King

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February 9, 2017

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Moments.
Every life is made of thousands of them, each one strung together with the next. Some are yellow and happy, some are blue and sad, and some…
Some wipe out color altogether.
“I love you,” is what I should have told Maverick.
“I’m sorry.”
“I’m still fighting.”
Instead I just watched him leave.
Now my husband, my everything is battling for each breath, and all I can do is stare at the machines as the clock ticks off precious minutes.
The doctors said the first twenty-four hours are critical—but every moment is critical.
You never know which will be your last.
This is our story, and I’m not ready for it to end.

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~About the Author~

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d. Nichole King was born with a book in her hand. During her school years, she’d hide books inside textbooks, read during recess, changing classes, and while walking home from school. She wrote her first book at the age of 11, and the re-worked version of that book is her debut novel, LOVE ALWAYS, KATE.
Her YA urban fantasy series, THE SPIRIT TRILOGY, along with her NA contemporary series, LOVE ALWAYS, were acquired by Limitless Publishing and includes a total of six books. BREAKING THROUGH, an NA science-fiction romance, is her first self-published novel.
d. Nichole King currently resides in a small town in Iowa with her supportive husband, four amazing kids, a dog, a cat, a fish, and a turtle.

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ONLY A TASTE by Hedonist Six

Only a Taste

by Hedonist Six
Chance Encounters #3
Publication Date: December 7, 2016
Genres: Adult, Realistic Romance, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance

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Synopsis: A Sexy Multicultural (British Indian) Romance

Some of us have to choose; family, or love?

When Mandi (Mandeep Garg) is forced to move back in with her conservative parents, she’s preparing to say goodbye to all the freedoms she’s enjoyed so far: no curfews, no questions, and the freedom to date or hang out with whoever she wants. She spends her last night of independence with Callum, whom she has only just met. Sparks fly almost immediately. Can she say goodbye?

TV Chef Callum Byrne is used to getting what he wants, both from relationships and life in general. From his first meeting with Mandi, he realises she’s refreshingly different: his fame doesn’t impress her much. She tells him she’s only looking for one night of fun. Will he let her go?

Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone contemporary romance novellas set in jolly old England, following a set of loosely connected people as they find love in unexpected places. Can love conquer all, from class differences to age gaps? One-click and find out.

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Synopsis: A sexy older man, younger woman romance…

Age and wealth are just numbers, right?

Twenty-four year old Claudia has always been the sensible one. From her boring call centre job right down to her practical wardrobe; flash and extravagant are not part of her normal vocabulary. She may live in Ascot, the home of British horse racing, but the presence of all the moneyed revellers blocking her route home from work are more of a nuisance than a thrill. Until one of them catches her eye…

Peter’s life couldn’t be more different. All his life he’s worked hard to make it in the banking industry, to give his wife all she’s ever wanted. After a day of sipping champagne and watching the races, an indiscretion of hers with Peter’s colleague changes this picture-perfect vision of middle class life forever. He decides to cut and run, only, he hasn’t a clue where he’s going.

A chance meeting by the side of the road brings them together, making them forget their opposing backgrounds. Is passion alone enough to overcome their differences?

Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone novellas set in jolly old England, following a set of loosely connected people as they find love in unexpected places. Can love conquer all, from class differences to age gaps? Read on and find out.

Series Reading Order:
One Night Stand (Released 7th October 2016)
Beautiful Stranger (Released 7th November 2016)
Only a Taste (Releasing 7th December 2016)

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Lucy is used to having a handle on things herself: her business, which she’s fighting to turn around after a rough patch, and her love life, which consists of carefully conducted casual encounters during which only she calls the shots.

A one night stand with George – the tall, husky biker whose rough exterior hides a gentler side – changes everything. Lucy’s usual approach doesn’t work anymore: come morning, she doesn’t want to say goodbye. Perhaps it’s time to let someone into her life for more than just one night?

Meanwhile, the crucial project she’s just landed is about to fall to pieces, threatening her reputation as well as her finances. Suddenly Lucy has to learn what it’s like to not be in control of anything at all.

Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone contemporary romance novellas set in jolly old England, following a set of loosely connected people as they find love in unexpected places. Can love conquer all, from class differences to age gaps? One-click and find out.

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ABOUT HEDONIST SIX

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Call me “H.” or Hedonist if you prefer. I’m a Romance writer based in London and I’ve always been a dreamer, though it didn’t occur to me to write down the stories I kept dreaming up until 2012. You’ll not find flowery language and poetry in my work. What you will find though is believable characters, none of whom perfect, going through life and trying to find happiness. Just like the rest of us.

I first started writing because I craved to see more of “my kind of books” on the shelves. In any scenario, you’ll find me rooting for the underdog. The (emotionally) scarred hero who hasn’t really had much (or any) luck in love. The shy office worker who wants to pursue the man of her dreams, but hasn’t quite mustered the courage yet. All my characters are beautifully flawed and messed up, in a way that makes them perfect for one another.

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THE RULE MAKER by Jennifer Blackwood

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Cover Design : L.J. Anderson / Mayhem Designs

Model: Kamil Nizinski

Release Date: January 16, 2017

 

Synopsis

Ten Steps to Surviving a New Job:

 

1. Don’t sleep with the client. It’ll get you fired. (Sounds easy enough.)

 

2. Don’t blink when new client turns out to be former one-night stand.

 

3. Don’t call same client a jerk for never texting you back.

 

4. Don’t believe client when he says he really, really wanted to call.

 

5. Remember, the client is always right—so you can’t junk punch him when he demands new design after new design.

 

6. Ignore accelerated heartbeat every time sexy client walks into room.

 

7. Definitely ignore client’s large hands. They just mean he wears big gloves.

 

8. Don’t let client’s charm wear you down. Be strong.

 

9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the client. You’ll lose more than your job—maybe even your heart.

 

10. If all else fails, see rule number one again.

 

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Jennifer Blackwood is an English teacher and contemporary romance author. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When she isn’t writing or teaching, she’s binging on Veronica Mars episodes and white cheddar popcorn.

 

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IMPOSSIBLE by Julia Sykes

 

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A new 2016 Dual POV edition of Impossible

Claudia…
My life was irrevocably changed that night; the night I was taken. I saved a man’s life, but at what cost to myself? Can I convince him to save me in return?

I hate him for what he’s done to me. But the longer I’m trapped with him, the harder it is to cling to that hatred. He is an enigma of a man, one who is shockingly arrogant, sweetly contrite, and frighteningly aggressive by turns. And the pain in his eyes is a mirror for my own.

The longer I remain in his grip, the more confused I become.

Is my freedom worth betraying him?

Sean…
My captive is beautiful, cunning, and defiant. The alluring combination pleases the monster in me. I want to conquer that defiance and take possession of her beauty. I crave to claim her innocence and keep it for myself.

But the man I am knows nothing could be more wrong.

I have to decide which is stronger: the monster or the man? Either way, one thing’s for certain. I’m never letting her go.

*Includes the brand new short story Happily Ever After (An Impossible Series Christmas Special)*
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She rounded on me, storm clouds in her eyes.  “What other choice did you give me?” she hissed.  “Did you really expect me to stay here like a good girl?  To allow you to keep me as your pet forever?”

For once, I didn’t find her anger remotely cute.  Her words hit too close to home.  That was exactly what I wanted to do with her.  That was what I was going to do with her.  There were no other options.

“I don’t have a choice here, Claudia,” I ground out, willing her to understand that her demands that I release her were completely irrational and futile.

“Yes, you do!” she insisted hotly, half-shouting.  “And you’re making the wrong one.”

Her eyes shone with tears again as she glared up at me, and she swiped at them angrily.  When her knuckles raked over her bruised cheek, she winced.

I reached out automatically, my fingers encircling her slim wrist as I pulled her hand away from her face.  She wasn’t allowed to cause herself pain.

The indignant fury in her eyes melted, and she shivered slightly in response to my domineering touch.  The little furrow between her brows betrayed her confusion at her reaction to me.

“Here,” I said softly.  “Let me.”

I pressed my advantage, exploiting her moment of weakness.  Carefully, I brushed away the wetness on her cheeks.  It was time to finish what we had started that afternoon.  I touched my hand to the side of her face, my fingers curving to match the line of her cheek, my thumb hooking below her jaw.  Although my touch barely brushed her skin, she went utterly still, trapped by my power over her just as effectively as she would be by the restraints that I craved to use on her.

Her gaze dropped from my eyes to my lips, and her tongue darted out to wet her own.  The sight of her surrender to her desires was intensely gratifying, and a knowing, triumphant smile spread across my face.  I leaned into her slowly, building her anticipation.  Her pupils dilated and her breath quickened; she enjoyed the way I was toying with her.  By the time I allowed her lips to touch mine, she would be quivering from her need.

Her eyes flashed, defiance replacing the soft submission that had filled them. To my astonishment, her hand closed firmly around the back of my neck, and she pulled herself up into me, closing the distance between us.  She crushed her lips to mine, and shock made me still beneath her.

Her eagerness to kiss me was undeniably satisfying, but her little show of rebelliousness wouldn’t be tolerated.  My tender fingers left her cheek to tangle in her hair at the nape of her neck.  The feel of the silken strands wrapped around my fist made blood pulse to my cock.  I tugged sharply, administering a little jolt of pain to reinforce my control.  Her head dropped back and her lips parted for me.  I swallowed her small, shocked gasp, savoring it.

I took her lips mercilessly, demonstrating that she would only be rewarded with my touch if she played by my rules.  My tongue delved into her hot mouth.  Her attempts to cling on to some control as her tongue tangled with mine amused me.  I indulged her for a few seconds before pushing her back against the wall, my hand in her hair protecting her head from hitting the tiles.  She gasped at the sudden coolness of them touching her skin, and I took advantage, fucking her open mouth with my tongue, exploring every inch of her.

I released her hair so I could grasp her wrist. I pulled her arms up and pinned her wrists against the wall on either side of her head.  Her pleasurable shudder spurred me on, and my cock hardened as she melted for me, her body turning softly compliant.  All resistance left her as I ravaged her mouth.

This was how she was meant to be; she was utterly perfect in her submission to me.  It wasn’t lost on me that the way I trapped her against the wall mirrored the way her attacker had restrained her.  I pinned her in that position in a show of ownership.  I was meant to possess her body like this and no one else.  And the way she responded to my dominance so beautifully confirmed my claim.

My lips curved triumphantly against hers when she pressed her hot pussy against my thigh, grinding against me.  Her soft whine pleaded with me to grant her the release she so desperately needed.  I was fiercely tempted to free my cock from my pants, shove her dress up over her hips, and drive into her heat.

But I didn’t want our first time to be a frenzied fuck against the bathroom wall.  I was going to take my time claiming her, branding every inch of her beautiful body with my touch until she was reduced to a desperate, whimpering mess.  Only then would I reward her with my cock, and the feeling of her pussy rippling around me as she came again and again would bring me the perfect pleasure that she had denied me for so long.



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Julia Sykes is the USA Today bestselling author of the Impossible Series. She has always kept dark stories tucked away in her mind, so she was thrilled when she discovered that other people actually want to read them. Her books blend romance, suspense, and BDSM.
After spending four years living in England, Julia returned to her Southern homeland. She has recently settled down in South Carolina and spends her time petting her cat-children, reading, and binge watching TV with her husband when not writing. You can usually find Julia in Starbucks with a venti iced latte clutched in her hand.
Julia loves connecting with readers! Please feel free to contact her on facebook, through twitter, or email her directly at juliasykes193@gmail.com. You can find out more about Julia’s current and future projects at julia-sykes.com.
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TIED by Jacob Chance

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TIED

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Jacob Chance

Genre: Erotica/Romance

Release Date: December 15th

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Seven years is a long time to wait to be with the person you know you were meant to be with. My patience has reached its limit. Kenna McKenzie needs to be
mine forever and I’m not waiting any longer. Fate has thrown too many obstacles in our path already. The sooner I permanently tie her to me, the
better…then I can tie her to the bed for a wedding night I’ll make sure she never forgets.

Join Derek, Kenna and all their friends for a wild and thrilling wedding weekend in Sin City. What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, but you
never know who might be there… watching.

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I can’t stand here any longer; I must get closer. I need to feel the heat of her body in front of me and smell her exotic scent. It’s some enticing
combination of sweet and spicy all at the same time. Cinnamon and sugar. I bet her pussy tastes like that too. When my tongue dips inside her for the first
time, her unique and complex flavor will be better than anything I’ve ever tasted before.

Her eyes drift closed as she gets lost in the song playing. Her back is to Kenna and Janny and there are other couples dancing between them. I amble
forward, hoping no one will notice me, and ease in behind her, matching my movements to hers. I gently place my hands on her hips and lean down close to
whisper in her ear, “Don’t turn around.” She startles at first, but when I gently squeeze her hip she nods to let me know she’s going to follow my
instructions. “I want you to roll that sweet little ass of yours all over my cock while we dance. I want you to feel every thick inch of how hard watching
you has made me.” I pull her back against me, my cock lined up with the center of her ass. “Do you feel that?” My whisper is hoarse in her ear and she
shivers in reaction and then nods her head. I wrap an arm around her waist and let the other one slide up and down along the subtle curve of her hip while
we move as one to the song playing.

“Walk forward to the back corner,” I command. She hesitates and then shakes her head. “We’re in Sin City, precious. This is a judgement free zone and the
perfect opportunity for you to do something like this. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” I persuade her. “Take a chance – have some fun.”

I place both of my hands on her hips and gently urge her forward. She takes small steps in her sexy heels until we’re in the corner, facing the back wall.
“Are you wet now?” I nuzzle my nose along the curve of her ear. “Are your juices dripping out along your slit?” She nods, and my fingers skim down over her
hip to tease her silky thigh at the bottom of her dress.

Our hips are still moving in tandem and the motion of her curvy little ass against my cock has me ready to burst. I clench my teeth and take a deep breath.
Control is paramount for me in all things. She’s the first person, the first thing, who’s tested me to this degree.

“I want to make you come,” I whisper in her ear. She doesn’t react. “Tell me I can push my fingers in your slippery little cunt and make you explode.” The
sexiest little moan expels from her lips. “No one will see what we’re doing. It’s just you and me, precious girl.”

“Yes, please.” Her voice is breathy in anticipation of what I’m about to do. I can barely fucking breathe as I think of what her slick, little pussy is
going to feel like squeezing my fingers.

About the Author:

Jacob Chance grew up in New England and still lives there today. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

A writer of erotic romance, TIED is his latest release and is a DELVE novella.

Jacob plans on writing many more sexy, suspenseful stories and to branch out to other genres.

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THE ITALIAN by Beverly Preston

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Cover design: Caylee Rae Photography
Release Date: December 27, 2016

 

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No ties.
No expectations.
No risks.

Antonio Giovanni, a fifth-generation winemaker in the rolling hills of Tuscany, is the epitome of temptation. Tall, dark, and handsome with an accent sexy enough to leave a trail of women’s panties in his wake. The man wears charisma like a fine silk suit…flawless and molded to perfection in all the right places, leaving just enough mystery to make you wonder what lies beneath the faultless exterior.

Hope Tidwell, a world-renowned sommelier, is a strong independent woman who fights to have control over every aspect of her life. She makes her own money, her own decisions, her own happiness, and her own mistakes. Her existence doesn’t need to be validated by a man; she refuses to ask for anything except an orgasm, and even those she can manage on her own.

Relationships for most people are as natural as breathing. However, Hope and Antonio are two players who master the art of seduction and the fear of emotional intimacy. When tragedy strikes close to her heart, Hope is fated to do the one thing that terrifies her most.

Destiny reveals the biggest gifts often require the greatest sacrifices.

 

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Beverly Preston is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotionally rich and sinfully sexy stories about the ultimate alpha good guy; the kind of man you want to drag you to bed and put a ring on your finger. She also has a passion for strong, humorous, female characters and stories ingrained in a solid sense of family and loyalty.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, four kids, and two golden retrievers. If she’s not spinning richly emotional stories, you’ll find her on her spin bike.

Laugh, cry, and fall in love with The Mathews Family one Happily Ever After at a time.

 

 

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