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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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Website: https://katemccarthy.net/

Sunday Sales!

Since I’ve retired I have a hard time remembering what day it is! It’s crazy. Luckily the church bells remind me it’s Sunday! So here are the sales I’ve found.

NOW LIVE & ONLY 99c!!! Unraveled by Christa Wick is available now + FREE in Kindle Unlimited!!!

Such a great love story!” – Amazon reviewer

This was a fantastic best friends brother romance! …heart-warming with wonderful characters and amazing chemistry!” – Amazon reviewer

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I’ve got a giant phobia I need to get over by a very important deadline, along with a best friend gunning for meddler of the year. Her mission? To get me over my fear—and under her brother—in a two-birds-one-stone plan that I could strangle her for executing.

This right here is why I’ve never told her how I’ve felt about her older brother all these years. This exact, disturbing reason.

Because as far as crushes on the big bad brother of childhood best friends go, imagine the hottest, most swoonworthy, and intensely protective man you can, add more muscles than you could lick in a lifetime, then throw a Navy SEAL uniform on him.

Yeah, that’s Corwin Hale.

And now that Corwin knows about my hidden fear and hidden feelings, he’s taking matters into his own hands.

For the record, his methods? Highly effective.

The UNTIL YOU Series
Book 1: Unraveled (Corwin & Belle)
Book 2: Unveiled (Lucas & Theresa)
Book 3: Untapped (Teague & Charlie)

This series of dirty & sweet quickies features three hot, alphalicious military buddies and the feisty curvy girls that bring them to their knees.

 

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne is ON SALE now for only $1.99!

“This marriage-of-convenience love story proves why Byrne is a force in the genre.”– Romantic Times Book Reviews

The Highwayman, a steamy and emotional historical romance from Kerrigan Byrne is ON SALE now for only $1.99!

Don’t miss out! Grab your copy today!

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They’re rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards-dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster, in the stunning debut historical romance The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne.

STEALING BEAUTY

Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian London’s wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who’ve wronged him…and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception-and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands…

COURTING DESIRE

But Farah is no one’s puppet. She possesses a powerful secret-one that threatens her very life. When being held captive by Dorian proves to be the only way to keep Farah safe from those who would see her dead, Dorian makes Farah a scandalous proposition: marry him for protection in exchange for using her secret to help him exact revenge on his enemies. But what the Blackheart of Ben More never could have imagined is that Farah has terms of her own, igniting a tempestuous desire that consumes them both. Could it be that the woman he captured is the only one who can touch the black heart he’d long thought dead?

UGLY DARK TRUTH
by Sapphire Knight

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Praise for the Harvard Academy Elite series…

What a great story! Not one or two hotties but four?! Phew, I need some ice to cool down after all the sexual tension” – Amazon reviewer

“Holy smokes what a sexy and wild ride” – Goodreads reviewer

“Good god this book swallowed me up and I couldn’t put it down” – Goodreads reviewer

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Lies, lies, lies…

The lies from Harvard Academy’s Elite had fallen upon deaf ears.
With the truth revealed, Sam was the only person I could turn to and trust.

But a girl once so broken, was only bent. As I returned, stronger than before.

The de Lacharriere’s could play their silly little games and spew their lies.
One thing remained true, I was getting free of my father’s clutches. Even if that meant having to side with the enemy.

The four guys who broke my heart with little white lies, would have to heal me with their ugly dark truths.

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE HARVARD ACADEMY ELITE SERIES

#1 Little White Lies

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NOW LIVE!!! One Shameless Night by A.M. Hargrove is only $2.99 for a limited time + FREE in Kindle Unlimited!!!

“One Shameless Night has it all—a great love found where least expected, piping hot chemistry, genuine characters, glorious writing, unique storyline, and all the feels.” – Harloe Rae, USA Today bestselling author

“This story was amazing, in every sense of the word. It was forbidden, kind of an enemies to lovers, single dad romance, and it was hot and steamy, to say the least” – The Sassy Nerd Blog

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The line between love and hate has never been so explosive.

The first time I saw Alessandro, two things came to mind.
Sexy and naked.
You get the idea.
Thanks to him, my flight from hell became the best one I’d ever been on.
Turned out, the engaging, gorgeous passenger, was my new professor…and the ultimate jerk.
Rude, prick, cocksucker, were a few choice names I’d love to call him.
How was this offensive man the same human I’d met on the plane?
His soul must’ve been invaded by demons after leaving the airport.
To think I’d almost joined the mile high club with him. Almost.
Everywhere I went he was there raining more insults on me.
Until I saw him with his adorable mini look-alike.
That charming little boy melted my heart.
Before I knew it, I’d accepted his son’s invitation to play soccer.
What the hell was I thinking?
I hated that man.
But naked and sexy had gotten me into this mess.
And not even hate could get me out.

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#1 One Indecent Night

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Free in Kindle Unlimited

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Mr. Right: The Complete Fake Engagement Series
by Lilian Monroe

Fake engagement meets sports romance in the best possible way. These football stars don’t want wives. But what they want and what they get are two very, very different things… Lock the door and grab a cold glass of water, because this one’s about to get hot!
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Duke Investigations: Complete Series
by Harper Maguire

Bubbly and upbeat, Kendra Cavanaugh loves her managerial position – she started at the golf course as a high schooler and truly worked her way up – but life, on the whole, hasn’t been easy as of late. A murder investigation extremely close to Kendra’s heart just went from active to cold.
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Cesar (Overwatch Division Book 3)
by Coco Miller

He’s ex-special forces, turned bartender, and working out his demons through lots of one-night stands. She’s a club waitress who hates her life but hates him even more. Will an ill-conceived bet and one night together lead to love for this improbable couple?
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Ignite The Spark Between Us (Searing Saviors Book 4)
by Weston Parker

I’ll never love again after losing my wife. There’s no time. And yet there’s something about my daughter’s teacher. The woman unravels me—one smile at a time. And no matter how much I fight it, this woman is mine. Now. Tomorrow. Forever.
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Star-Crossed Alien Mail Order Brides Collection (Volume 2)
by Susan Hayes

What do you do when your planet runs out of women? Send for takeout, of course. This collection includes Books 4-6 of the Star-Crossed Alien Mail Order Brides series: Tarjen, Torel, and Radek. Join these three alien males as they go in search of love on the far side of the galaxy, on a primitive planet the resident lifeforms call Earth.
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Tempted Beyond Reason: Wake & Lacey (Far Too Tempting Book 1)
by Christa Wick

It was supposed to be a simple bodyguard gig. But guarding the lush, sexy body of a sweet woman I have no business wanting doesn’t feel like a job anymore. She says she wants one night with me before she loses her vision. Hell, I don’t know what the right thing to do is. One thing I do know though? One night is damn sure not going to cut it for me.
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From Me to You

I’ve been a busy beaver! I’ve finished by story Broken Prince Charming and submitted it for the anthology. Looks like the title of the Anthology will be Destiny Whispers.

Here is the blurb for my story, so keep an eye out!

Broken Prince Charming

I lost my way. Discharged, broken, I sought comfort from a bottle. A lot of bottles. I wore a mantle of guilt that I had survived, while most of my buddies died. My life spirals downward. Rock bottom is ugly. I realize I need help and reach out for it. Hidden among the homeless and despair is a bright light, with milk chocolate skin, bright blue eyes and a smile that cheers my soul.

Grace. She smiles and carriers a beacon of hope within her. Despite circumstances that would bring anyone else down, she forges her own path. A path different from her mother’s. Determined to support herself and leave the shelter behind, she has a plan. Nothing and no one will stop her.

She deserves a fresh start, and I’ll help her get it. Even if it means I’m left behind.

 

I’ve got my story for the Area 51 anthology completed. The Road to Eden. It will be heading to my editor shortly. I’m waiting on my last two beta readers to get back to me.

We Know the Truth, Do You?
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.
* All proceeds will benefit US veterans.
Here is the blurb for The Road to Eden.

An Area 51 short story

 

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.

Cover Reveal ~ Boss of Me by Tia Louise

BOSS OF ME
by Tia Louise

COVER REVEAL!!!

BOSS OF ME by Tia Louise releases September 17!!!

Cover Design by Lori Jackson Design
Photography by Wander Aguiar

They warned me not to take this job.
They said you were ruthless, impossible to please…
I said I was better than them.
I wouldn’t fall for your charm, your arrogance, or how sexy you fill out that suit.
I wouldn’t fall for your deep brown eyes or the way that muscle moves in your square jaw when you’re pissed.

I said I could resist you.
I was wrong…

(BOSS OF ME is a STAND-ALONE workplace, military romance with a badass alpha boss and the feisty woman who steals and heals his heart. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)

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 Pre-order BOSS OF ME for ONLY 99 Cents Now!!!
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(*BOSS OF ME will release LIVE into Kindle Unlimited at 99 cents. Wide readers, please pre-order now, as it will be Amazon Exclusive starting Sept. 18! Wide pre-orders will deliver Sept. 17, midnight.)

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From Me to You! I’m on the road again!

I won’t have sales posted on Sunday again. I’m travelling once more. I have to say, I’m enjoying this retirement bit, lol. This time we’re heading to see family in California. So, I’m working on a short story for an anthology that needs to be done by August and gah! I’m stuck! Doesn’t matter, I’ll work my way through it. I’m also planning on having China Fleet Club finished by October. So, while I’m writing and hunting for a cover, here’s an unedited sneak peek.

CHINA FLEET CLUB

I sat at my desk fielding calls from departments insisting their problem be corrected first. Luckily when I took over as chief, I instituted a first come, first serve system. The boilers were our first concern. They helped run the whole ship, regardless of what anyone else thought. The galley was next. With a crew of over eight hundred souls, no one did well on an empty stomach.

Pulling into Hawaii with no major systems down was a stroke of luck. The old girl we rode was a destroyer tender, built in 1938. She was an aging beauty. The boatswain’s keeping her in fine form. The teak decks gleamed. There was always someone hanging by ropes over the side to paint her in every port we hit.

I’d been on other ships. I chuckled. A mandatory having crawled my way from Seaman Recruit to Senior Chief Petty Officer. Now, I commanded the Machine Shop and a couple of others in Repair. It was satisfying. I seemed to have hit the sweet spot for advancements. I’d hit Senior Chief in minimum time. I’ve been in for 12 years and was well on my way to Master Chief.

But no other ship was the USS Prairie. She crawled under your skin. The history of life and death wafted from her bulkheads. No nonskid steel under your feet when the wind whipped through my hair, teasing my cover from my head when I stared out to sea. The old girl showed her years but she carried it well. Teak was standard when she was built, but the skill of keeping it gleaming lost except for the few ships that carried it.

Here, the boatswains knew.

Even in the bowels of the ship, care was taken. Brass gleamed, even hidden in the corners. We took pride in our work and it showed. No one wanted to disappoint our hostess, the old lady. Our old lady. If you didn’t know her age, it didn’t show. We made sure to keep her humming in satisfaction.

Every lady wants to look her best at all times. Every crew member made sure she did.

“Chief, the air is down in the torpedo shop again.”

I sighed. Time to get back to work.

“Where are they on the list?”

“Which time?” Evans, Petty Officer 3rd class had an attitude.

“First call, Evans.” He’d learn.

“Yesterday. Soon as we pulled out of port. Since they’re calling again, shouldn’t we put them on now and erase the first call? Teach them to keep bothering us.”

“Show me the log.” The torpedo shop was getting done now. One way to teach the arrogant ass in front of me to follow my rules.

Evans rolled his eyes and handed me his log.

I cross referenced it against mine, frowning. “Why was this call not logged on the master log?”

The ass just shrugged.

“Well?”

“I didn’t have time.”

“Not good enough.” I checked his log against mine. “None of your calls are logged.” I stood up. “So, until this are done, expect to be working on them. All of your calls should have been done.”

“What? You can’t…” Evans trailed off looking at me.

“Oh, I can. Let’s head to the torpedo shop. Looks like they are the first ones on your list.”

He turned, expression furious. Luckily, he kept his mouth shut.

“Don’t forget your tool box. You can’t fix anything without it.”

He pivoted, heading to the cabinet the boxes were in. Grabbing a tool box that looked pristine, he swung it out, heading stiffly to the ladder. Ascending them, I followed. Not close enough to get “accidently” hit by the heavy tool box, but close enough he knew I was following.

Sniggers followed. I glanced around. “Better make sure your calls are all on the master log or we’re all going to be working around the night.” The guys still lounging around sprung up, checking their logs. The master list would be done by the time I returned. I smirked, hearing the scrambling. Keeping them on their toes was my job. I intended to keep doing it.

My crew were hard working, but it didn’t do them any good to let them get complacent. I could guarantee we’d be on top of the repair list before we hit Japan. If the jobs were well in hand, I’d do a five-day schedule. We’d be able to stay on top of maintenance of the basic equipment and emergencies that popped up. That would ensure there was no complaining someone didn’t serve duty. Each of my Machinist Mates would have a day served and get four days in town.

Evans might be a problem. He came on board just before we left on Westpac. I’d noticed he liked to delegate. Not a problem in my book, but he didn’t appear to be doing any work. That would change now.

The torpedo shop was below the mess hall’s galley. The armory was at the edge of the mess hall across from the torpedo shop. The smells must drive them crazy. It was no wonder there always seemed to be someone from Weapons up sneaking a snack. It was a wonder they weren’t the most rotund of crew members on board.

Evans disappeared down the ladder into the torpedo shop. I followed leisurely, snagging a cookie from one of the mess cooks. The chocolate chip melted in my mouth. I groaned my appreciation. They always seemed to have a cookie or brownie handy to appease my sweet tooth.

Licking my fingers, I wasn’t watching my footing. Stepping down to the first step of the ladder, a red-haired whirlwind smacked into me. Bouncing down the ladder, but hands grabbed the railing, and a slim young seaman pulled herself up and slid past me, her body soft and supple against mine. I stiffened, instantly aroused.

“Sorry Chief!”

The whirlwind blew past me, the near disaster not bothering her at all and I watched her jump down the armory ladder and banging on the hatch began shortly.

“Turner let me in.” More knocking ensued.

The clang of the armory lock opening reached my ears.

“Jeez, Trace, what took you so long? Master Chief is pissed at me again.”

“I was spanking my monkey. Want me to come to the hatch hanging out? Or did you want to help?”

“Eww, you’re gross.” The rest of the conversation became muffled, the lock ringing loud and clear across the mess hall.

Snorting and shaking my head, I checked my path this time, descending into the torpedo shop. Coming to the bottom, I grinned to see Master Chief Malek glaring at the ladder.

A Secret Baby Romance

A Sailor’s Delight

Lee Santiago went from one mistake to the next. When a friend dies, exposing his mortality all too well Lee’s family steps in to force him to make something of himself. He can’t be a party boy all his life and if he wants to sign his life away, it will be on the dotted line. He doesn’t even have time to say goodbye. Anyway it was only a drunken one night stand.

Isabelle was always the good girl. Until that night. When the man she’d always worshiped finally noticed her. She couldn’t say no. She’s heartsick to find out he doesn’t remember it. Isabelle’s life crashes around her when the results are in. The truth comes out and she has nowhere to turn. She looks for Lee, but he’s gone.

Will he be man enough to step up and face the consequences when he learns the truth?

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Second Chance Romance

A Saint’s Salvation

Corporal Nicholas ‘Saint’ Santiago needs to go home to reclaim the man he used to be. To be the man he was before Operation Enduring Freedom slowly hardened his heart. He needs to reconnect to the values and the reasons he is doing what he does. Saint also needs to try to forget the courageous woman he fell in love with.

Petty Officer Angelina Jones’ life changed the moment Saint saved her life. She survived the blast but now has to deal with the fact that she will never be whole. She can’t believe that anyone would want her the way she is now. Digging up her courage, Angelina moves forward hoping against hope that she can live a full life again.

Crossing paths again brings their emotions to a full boil. A coincidence that will have them both reaching for their dreams.

 

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