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Up For Debate

 

 

Title: Up For Debate
Series: Love and Desire #1
Author: Devin Sawyer
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: November 15, 2019

 

Blurb
Going to meet your boyfriend’s family should be exciting.
It’s a relationship milestone most girls fawn over, but not
me.
It means coming face to face with my ex that I left high and
dry in the middle of the night almost six years ago.
I wouldn’t call what Lawson and I had a love story, or even
a relationship.
It was tumultuous and frustrating more than it wasn’t.
His lack of respect for me and my background left me bitter
and angry in the end.
Now I’m stuck facing my past, that never got any closure,
and damn it if there aren’t brief moments that I forget why
I went running.
If I let him get too close I know he’ll try to burn me again
I can’t let that happen when I have Reece to lose.
The battle between the two men is a decision I face alone.
One holds my heart, the other holds it hostage.
Sometimes love hands you a choice you never wanted to make.

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Excerpt
“I could date you.” He blurts it like he wants to get it out
of his mouth before he can take it back. It’s my turn to laugh at him now. A
disbelieving scoff comes from me and I just stare at him in horror.
“No,” I reply “Just, No.”
“Why not? It would work. The girls never bothered Veronica.
It’s only because they feel like there’s a position to be filled.”
“They may not have bothered her, but I’m sure that didn’t
stop them from still being up your ass. Plus you don’t want that. You don’t
want a relationship.” 
“Don’t tell me what I want, Farah.” For the first time he
sounds irritated with me, or maybe just this conversation.
“I don’t need you to do me any favors,” I tell him bluntly.
“God-damn, I’m not doing you a ‘favor’. I’m trying to do
myself one, I’m not ready to let go of you just yet. I want more time with you
and if that means we are dating, exclusively, then so be it.” He’s breathing
heavy, like saying that took a lot out of him. I just stare back, trying to
read into what he’s doing. Is this reverse psychology?
He stalks towards me, slowly, hesitantly and he reaches out
for my hand by my side.
“All I can think about is being near you. Just let me have
that.” His eyes are sincere, and I get the feeling he isn’t allowed to feel
this vulnerable very often. I nod to him.
“Okay.” Why did I say that? I didn’t mean okay. I meant ‘no,
not in this lifetime.’ I meant ‘go find some other poor soul to suck the life
out of.’ He’s practically a dementor.
A smile lifts to one side of his face. “Okay.” His other
hand lifts to my chin and he pulls my own mouth to his. His tongue finds my own
and it’s warm and inviting. His touch feels like magic that I didn’t know I
needed.

Author Bio

Devin Sawyer is a contemporary romance writer who enjoys a
bit of dirty humor. If you have a dirty joke, she’s the first one that
wants to hear it. She grew up in a small Texas Town called Comfort and still
enjoys quiet country towns. She started out writing at a young age with moody,
depressing, poetry—mostly about unrequited teenage loves. But enough about the
dark times.. Now Devin prefers to write witty romantic comedies with hard
hitting issues Devin has a master’s in Social work and is independently
licensed as a therapist. She finds reading and writing a pleasant escape from
real world stressors. Her favorite reads are forbidden love stories.
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Thank You, Chlamydia

 

 

Title: Thank You, Chlamydia
Author: K.A. Berg
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: T.E. Black Designs
 Release Date: November 22, 2019
Blurb

 

My life was
perfectly planned out. I did all the right things.  My eyes were always on
the prize.  Working hard in college landed me the job I always wanted with
security and great benefits. I dated a boy-next-door type with a solid future.
We got engaged and planned the perfect wedding. Being sensible and
responsible put me on the pathway to a picture perfect life.
Everything was going
off without a hitch.
And, then it all
went to this sh*t!
My dream life blew
up in my face like a bad firework on the 4th of July. 
Since walking the
straight-and-narrow was a gigantic waste of my time, I decided to walk on the
wild side for a change.  Man oh man, did I get more than I bargained for.
A night to remember…
And an STD.  
Getting
chlamydia changed my life.
Who would have
thought an STD would help me pick up the pieces of my shattered life?
Certainly not me.
So, thank you,
chlamydia.

 

 

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Author Bio
By day, Kimberly is a full-time student working on a dual
masters in English and Education. She is also mom of four beautiful, crazy
children who keep her in running a million different direction on a daily
basis. At night, she tries to get all steamy stories in her head down on paper
to share with all her wonderful readers. She’s a Jersey girl at heart and
that’s where she currently calls home with her husband and children.
When not writing or being a taxi driver for her kids, she can be found curled
up with a good book or watching her beloved New York Jets. Lover all things
romance, including a little M/M action as well as the dark and twisted. She
enjoys video chats with her best friends and always loves to hear from her fans
on social media.

 

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Room 143 ~ Laramie Briscoe

 

 

Title: Room 143
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 5, 2019

 

Blurb
Around my neck lies
a wedding ring.
In my right hand I hold a hotel room key.

Which one do I pick?

The marriage? The key?

Everything is not as it seems in room one-forty-three

*This isn’t a
cheating book!*

 

 

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Author Bio
Laramie Briscoe is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal
Bestselling Author of over 30 books.
Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie has appeared on
the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and
Barnes & Noble. Her books have been known to make readers laugh and cry.
They are guaranteed to be emotional, steamy reads.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves
spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on Netflix. Married
to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her
husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

Text LARAMIE to 88202 to join the new release list!

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Review Tour: Coast to Coast

 

 
Length: 57,412 words 
 
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
 
Blurb
 

When opposites attract, it’s not just the team that’s in for a shake-up.


When a stipulation in his father’s will throws Mark back into a family that disowned him, he has only two things on his mind; buying his way out of contractual obligations and running in the opposite direction as fast as he can. When neither option pans out, he finds he is now a one third owner of the struggling Arizona Raptors hockey team, and that is just about the worst thing he could have happened to him. Not only does he hate hockey, but the Raptors are a bottom-of-the-league team, rife with jealousies and anger in a locker room that only knows self-pity. How is he supposed to help turn things around when the only way to start fixing things is to form an alliance with the estranged siblings he’d run from fifteen years earlier?


Then there’s Rowen Carmichael, a stubborn, opinionated, irritating man with superiority issues and questionable taste in music. Butting heads with Rowen, who he’d never even wanted to hire in the first place, is one thing, but there is no way in hell that he will allow the growing attraction to the new coach become anything more. Until with everything on the line, he has to make decisions that will change his life forever.


After years of collegiate coaching, Rowen is given an offer that he simply can’t refuse, although perhaps he should. When he’s presented with the chance to take one of the worst teams in the league and mold them into a future cup contender, the challenge is just too alluring to pass up. He leaves his beloved Ontario behind and moves west to the arid city of Tucson where he is faced with a broken team, shoddy management, and players overflowing with resentment and bigotry.


Never in his twenty years of hockey has he ever seen such a raging dumpster fire of an organization. Yet there’s something about this team and this city that compels him to roll up his sleeves and start dismantling. He has his eye on a new associate coach that’s bound to makes waves, and several key players who should be sent packing. Now all he has to do is convince the new owners of the team that his choices are for the best. If only Mark Westman-Reid, one of three siblings who now own the Raptors, wasn’t so damned rock-headed, so damned snooty, and so damned appealing his job might be a bit easier.

 

Review

Coast to Coast is an engaging story. The Rapters won’t know what hit them when coach Rowen comes to straighten them up.
Mark has the same idea. As a new and reluctant part owner of the team he wants to clean house, too bad he knows nothing about hockey.
Heads butt and attraction sparks between the two. The former model turned business man and the hockey player turned coach explode together. The give and take between the characters, both men who have their own ideas and both used to getting their own way is amusing to read. Neither wants to give an inch, but they learn to work together for the betterment of the team and their uncontrollable attraction.
I love a good hockey romance and Coast to Coast didn’t disappoint. Wonderful characters and an enjoyable story line kept me reading.

 

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.


RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.


The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.


She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:

USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.


V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.


When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.

 

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Wrapped up in you ~ Jill Shalvis

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Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis

Release Date: September 24, 2019

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Wrapped Up in You, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Jill Shalvis.

It’s love. Trust me.

After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary—schools, friends, and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it. Like the realities of a past she’s worked hard to cover up. And especially Kel O’Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible.

Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is on vacay, but Ivy’s a spicy reason to give his short-terms plans a second thought. Best of all, she’s a tonic for his untrusting heart, burned once and still in repair. But when Ivy’s past intrudes on a perfect romance, Kel fears that everything she’s told him has been a perfect lie. Now, if only Ivy’s willing to share, Kel will fight for a true love story.

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Excerpt:

He held her gaze for a long beat before taking the bag and unzipping it, finding the dishes she’d put together for him. “Not tacos,” he said in surprise.

“Making tacos is my job,” she said. “This was for something else.”

“And what’s that?”

“An apology for being … grumpy last night.”

“You weren’t.”

She gave him a get real look and he smiled. “Okay, maybe a little. But it was understandable. You’d just gotten an unfortunate and unfair surprise.” He gently tilted her face up to his. “You doing okay this morning?”

“Yes,” she said. “Of course.”

“Of course,” he repeated and shook his head. “Smart, tough, and resilient,” he murmured, his gaze on her face.

Now it was her turn to smile. “Some might say stubborn, impulsive, and doesn’t know when to quit.”

“Yeah,” he said. “But I find those things very attractive.”

Honestly, she didn’t know how to take half the things he said. They made her feel both terrified and exhilarated at the same time. “You’re a strange man.”

“So I’ve been told.” He looked over the food. “You poison any of it?”

“No, and only because I’d never waste food.” But to prove it, she grabbed the fork she’d packed and took a bite of her eggs. “Mmm,” she moaned before she could stop herself, but hey, she’d worked out and been on the move ever since, and she was starving. Plus, she made damn good eggs if she said so herself.

Again their eyes met, and that now familiar spark went right through her. She wanted him. Quite badly, if going off her racing pulse meant anything. He was so … what, exactly? Steady? Tough? Intense and yet somehow easy-going, not to mention also extremely easy on the eyes?

“You didn’t have to cook something special for me,” he said, sounding touched.

“You helped me last night. I repay my debts.”

“I didn’t do it so you’d feel indebted to me,” he said and cocked his head as he studied her for a beat. “Someday you’re going to have to tell me about the apparent assholes who’ve been in your life to make you so distrusting of me.”

“Oh, don’t flatter yourself. It’s not just you. I don’t trust anyone. And it wasn’t just me paying back a debt,” she admitted. “I wanted to cook for you.” And because that made his smile warm, which in turn made something inside her warm as well, she shrugged and backed up a few steps, needing breathing room. “I also wanted to thank you for your help,” she said, feeling annoyingly awkward as he shoved stacks of plans to one side of the table and started pulling everything else out of her bag with a deep male hum of pleasure when he caught sight of the pancakes.

“Are those blueberry?” he asked very seriously.

She nodded.

“Fair warning, if they’re as good as the eggs, I really am going to drop to my knees and ask you to marry me.”

That startled a laugh out of her. “Fair warning, if you drop to your knees, I’m going to use my considerable kickboxing skills on you.”

About Jill:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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We know the Truth, Do you? ~ Don’t bother with the raid, read about it here!

Available Sept 20! Pre order now for .99 cents. https://books2read.com/u/mv22qz

About the Anthology

In July of 2019, author Terri A. Wilson contacted other authors with a simple idea. “I think it would be fun to create an Area 51 anthology and release it around the time of the big invasion. Maybe a charity anthology- all genres. Any interest?” 

 

The idea caught fire among her writers community, with writers she knew sharing the idea with writers they knew. In the end, 47 authors of all different genres agreed to try their hardest to craft a story that honored Terri’s few stipulations. 

 

  1. Stories didn’t have to include aliens, but they needed to incorporate Area 51
  2. Stories had to be professionally edited
  3. Stories had to be submitted on a tight deadline so they could be professionally assembled and formatted
  4. All proceeds from the book would go to the United States veterans foundation selected by the group. *Due to legal reasons we cannot directly name the foundation in any book marketing.

 

In the end, over twenty authors submitted stories to the anthology. 

 

“I am so blown away by the response to this antho.” Wilson said. “The energy is overwhelming.” 

 

Ebook and print versions will be available September 20, 2019 to coincide with the original date of Alienstock and Area 51 Bootcamp, the two major events planned for the Area 51 raid. 

 

Book Blurb:

What’s in Area 51? Is the government hiding aliens? Elvis? Maybe the set of the Apollo moon landing? Do you know? We do. Join this multi-genre group as they explore the hidden recesses of Area 51 which up until now have only been whispered conspiracies. Don’t bother with the raid. Stay home, read these awesome stories and learn all you need to know. The truth is just a page-flip away.

 

Website https://area51raidanthology.com/ 

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Video Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/pybSR5QRZi0

25 stories by:

CM PETERS, C.L. WILLIAMS, ARTHUR DOWEYKO, JENNIE L. MORRIS, ANNIE WALLS, KATEY TATTRIE, CHRYS FEY, LORI JOSEPH, RENEE HEWETT, CARRIE HUMPHREY, HARLEY EASTON,

GRACEN MILLER, C.L. ROMAN, BEVERLY OVALLE, VALERIE PURI, TERRI A. WILSON, KATHERINE LE WHITE, JENNIFER WEDMORE, J.C. LAYNE, SHERRY RENTSCHLER, L.E. PEREZ, DEBRA PARMLEY,

TICH BREWSTER,  CASS ALEX, CHERRON RISER

 

An Area 51 short story

The Road to Eden by Beverly Ovalle

The civilization of Jannat Adn was slowly dying. Unable to procreate they searched the galaxy looking for compatible civilizations. They find one. It’s Earth. Not only are earthlings compatible, but gene markers show a common ancestor.

Pavolok is amazed at how different life on Earth is. Tasked with safely bringing aboard colonists, the Storm Area 51 Raid is the perfect opportunity to round them up. When the US Military tests a weapon on their own citizens, he steps in to save them. What he doesn’t expect is his body’s reaction to one of the human women. Her purple hair and violet eyes draw him instantly to her.

Amy joined the raid for the heck of it, along with her siblings. Naruto running and clapping cheeks appeals to her sense of humor. It’s not that she believes in aliens, just why miss the chance if they really are there? Transported to a space ship that really doesn’t live up to her expectations, she can’t seem to keep her hands off Pavolok.

Amy hadn’t planned on having an alien in her life, but once she clapped him, she’s not willing to give him up.

 

Here are more blurbs for some of the included stories!

By C.L. Roman

Thomas and Dana are planning their wedding when a mysterious package arrives from relatives Thomas thought long dead. To make matters stranger, the note attached hints that his loved ones are in danger. Arriving in Rachel, Nevada, the couple discovers that a missing magical artifact is the only thing that can save them, and it’s hidden in the archives of Area 51. Getting in will be a challenge. Getting out alive may be impossible.

By Jennifer Wedmore

What We Became- The Year is 2519. The integrated society of humans and aliens have been around for 500 years. This is the start of the story passed down through the ages of What We Have Become.

by Katey Tattrie

The Worst of the Worst – Trapped underground, one mile to Central Control, injured, and possibly meeting up with the United States’ deadliest serial killers escaped from their cells. “Freaking fantastic. Not exactly your typical day at Area 51. Nick was right. I should have stayed home.”

by Lori Joseph

Taking Initiative – Poor Hannah! Almost 30, alone in the world, and about to be evicted. But that all changes when she applies for a position with the US Government. Accepting a position with the GEDI proves to be the opportunity of a lifetime; a promise of a better future, friends, and the chance to earn some real money for the first time in her life.

The favorable circumstances Hannah has been handed comes with rules, unexpected processes, and a dominating authority figure. Will impulsive Hannah be able to comply and keep her lavish new life or will she be returned to her bleak existence?

by CM Peters

Cargo – After a deadly crash, one of the only remanining soldiers must protect their cargo at all costs. Could Area 51 be the right hiding place?

by Valerie Puri

Burner Phone – When Jimmy signs up for the Area 51 raid as a joke, he gets more than he bargains for.

As his pursuit for the truth intensifies about the secret base, he teams up with a like-minded individual. Together, they infiltrate Area 51. Jimmy not only finds himself in the middle of a UFO crash site, but a conspiracy that goes deeper than he ever imagined.

He is determined to expose the truth before it’s too late.

by Jennie L. Morris

Galaxy Genetics Inc. – Earth is a dead planet. Mankind colonized other planets and moons in the solar system. Galaxy Genetics Inc. sends out teams to collect rare DNA samples to use in their medical and bio-warfare research. Following an ancient rumor of a long dead species held at Area 51, Galaxy Genetics dispatches one of their top teams to investigate. The pair soon run into something intriguing and dangerous in the corroded science bunker beneath Area 51.

by Arthur M Doweyko

P’sall Senji – a story of first contact, wherein a nearly retired policeman must decide whether or not to kill the alien about to shake hands with the President.

by Chrys Fey

Detective Heavenborn – Who is Detective Heavenborn, and what’s inside the package she has to retrieve from Area 51?

by Sherry Rentschler

Mermurings – Word is there is a conspiracy of secrets surrounding Area 51. What if the secrets are the conspiracy because the government has nothing to hide? The secret to Area 51 is a belief in a lie.

But the truth is there’s magic at Area 51. And its dying.

And these are just some of the stories you will find!

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Fighting Absolution by USA Today Bestselling Author Kate McCarthy

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She’s a combat medic. He’s SAS, and her best friend. They weren’t supposed to fall in love.

Fighting Absolution, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by USA Today Bestselling author Kate McCarthy is LIVE!

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At fifteen, Jamie Murphy finds herself broken and alone, convinced she doesn’t need anyone.

Until she does.

Bear is the boy behind the fence, the one who was there for her when no one else was.

Until he’s not.

Left with nothing, Jamie joins the army hoping it will give her purpose. The last thing she expects is the best friend from her past to reappear in the dusty plains of a war-torn country. No longer the boy she once knew, Bear is now a man: big, bearded, and SAS—one of the army’s elite.

Soon Jamie finds herself not only fighting against her enemies, but her feelings for a man who left her once before. Can she risk losing him all over again?

Fighting Absolution is a friends to lovers romance and features characters from Fighting Redemption, but is written as a standalone.

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About Kate:

Kate McCarthy is a USA Today Bestselling author who resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works full time on her writing.

She has two children, two dogs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the world that help keep her sane.

When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, and writing books, you can find her

curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites.


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