COVER: Love of a Queen by Shain Rose

Title: Love of a Queen

Duet Title: New Reign Mafia Duet Book Two
Author: Shain Rose
Genre: Enemies to Lovers/Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: September 9, 2021
Cover Design: OPIUM HOUSE Creatives
They said I deserved the monster’s wrath…
And they were right.
I’m the traitor and the villain in my own story.
When I walked away from the Armanelli Family, I broke the oath that bound me to them.
By blood, I now belong to the bratva.
I’m the Russian Princess, set to inherit billions and solidify alliances where no one else can.
But, by love, I belong to Rome.
The underboss of the Italian Mob.
The man whose piercing dark stare licks up my body like he owns it.
Rome glares at me with indecisiveness.
Wanting to stand beside me, but also rip me apart.
The twisted part in me yearns for him to do both.
He is the one obstacle I must overcome.
One large, tattooed, cold-hearted hurdle I have to live without.
Yet, can the monster in him leave me behind too?
There’s an undeniable tie that will always tether us, and I don’t think he can ignore the pull.
He’s the monster after all.
And the monster always comes for what’s his.
This book is the final installment of the New Reign Mafia Duet. It is not a standalone. Please start with Heart of a Monster.


SPOTLIGHT: Claim Me by Angel Jendrick

Title: Claim Me
Series: Claiming Kristopher Book One
Author: Angel Jendrick
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 13, 2021

She’s working through grief. He’s a handsome rogue. When his nimble fingers pilfer her work, will she find an authentic connection with his heart?
Vancouver, 2016. Drew Matheson sees the best in everyone. Dedicating herself to helping others in response to her father’s death, the twenty-year-old photographer organizes a charity art auction to raise money from wealthy donors. But on the day of the event, her jaw drops when a striking imposter catches her eye by brazenly stealing one of her photos.
Kris McLean’s insides feel as dirty as the jail cell he recently left. Back with the street gang that’s the only family he’s ever really known, the traumatized twenty-four-year-old sneaks into a ritzy fundraiser on a dare. But when he pockets a picture to prove he pulled it off, he’s unexpectedly drawn to the gorgeous woman who snapped the image.
Resolving to search for the intriguing thief, Drew tracks down and befriends the wayward soul. And as Kris’s feelings for the sweet-but-naïve girl blossom, he fears the ghosts of his dark childhood will destroy any chance they have for happiness.
Can these wounded hearts discover the healing they so desperately need in each other’s arms?
Originally titled Claiming Kristopher, Claim Me is the first book in the gritty and heartfelt Claiming Kristopher contemporary romance series. If you like intense passion, mature themes, and walking the difficult road of true love, then you’ll adore Angel Jendrick’s powerful story.
WARNING: This book contains scenes and content that may become triggering for some. Reader discretion is advised.
Angel Jendrick is the author of gritty contemporary romances. She’s also been known to dabble in poetry from time to time. When not writing or editing (or thinking about writing and editing) She can be found watching movies, jamming to her favorite tunes, or working on her latest home reno or DIY project.
Angel lives in Canada on thirteen beautiful acres of land with her wife, their three children, Ellie their energetic lab and a blind cat named Taz.
She is currently working on the final two books in her Claiming Kristopher series.

RELEASE: Merciless King by Maggie Kay

Title: Merciless King

Series: Echoes of the Underworld Series
Author: Maggie Kay
Genre: Dark/Mafia Romance/Enemies to Lovers
Release Date: August 18, 2021

I am Luca Valsetti, the chosen family enforcer, bringing all those who betray us to their knees. They all beg for their lives, pray for forgiveness, but I show no mercy when I make them pay for their sins and take their souls.
Except for one. Scarlet Reed.
The fiery redhead looked me straight in the eye as I held my gun to her head. Her piercing hazel eyes threatened to steal my soul in return. Something about them begged me to take her. Everything about them screamed for me to end her.
Now she is my captive locked in my glass cage. I will learn all of her secrets. Every single one. She will pay for her betrayal, even if it kills me in the process.


My stupid need for the truth and for justice left me at the mercy of a cold-blooded killer. But deep down, I’m not certain that Luca Valsetti wants to kill me. I know he believes he has no choice but to follow his brother’s orders and the rules of his syndicate. But I see the hint of doubt that surfaces whenever he’s around me. I don’t miss the skip of his heartbeat, the pause in his breath, and the undeniable lust in his eyes. I see that he is a broken man underneath his hard exterior, just as vulnerable as any other.
I will break his walls down, piece by piece, and expose him for who he really is.
By the time Luca Valsetti is finished with me, he will wish he’d never even whispered my name.
Maggie grew up in between the picturesque wine region of Hunter Valley and the magni!cent coastlines of Newcastle in Australia. It is the perfect place to raise her three children with her partner.
She simply cannot survive without her daily doses of caffeine and won’t say no to a glass or two of wine.
This is Maggie Kay’s third novel, she first started writing poetry as a young teenager, pouring her feelings, thoughts, and manuscript ideas into pages of notebooks. Writing became her passion, her dream, and her obsession.
Her heroes are dark and intense alpha males and her heroines are strong, sassy, and full of bite. Together they create a world of passion, pleasure, and pain.

PREORDER: Written in Love Letters by Zoey Drake

Title: Written in Love Letters

Series: Moonshine Springs Novel
Author: Zoey Drake
Genre: Small Town, 2nd Chance Romance
Release Date: September 2, 2021

It’s been four years since one night changed our lives…
I lost my heart, my soul, the love of my life.
She left without a word and never gave me a chance to explain.
Was I mad? Hell yeah.
But I never stopped loving her.
So I wrote her a letter, and then another one, and then another…
Now she’s back again and I can’t help the feelings I’m having. Just like before, she’s the oxygen in my lungs and the sun in my sky.
Except, she’s hell bent on never giving me another chance.

Four years ago, Remington made one decision that changed our future.
It hurt too much to relive that night over and over again, so I ran.
I went to the city and started over, ignoring all things Remington.
But after losing my job, I have no choice but to move home.
Back to Moonshine Springs.
Back to where my heart was shattered into a million pieces.
He seems to think we stand a chance, that we can move on and be something to each other once again.
I’m not so sure I can trust him, though.
Or that I’m willing to risk the pain that comes with loving Remington.
All I can do is agree to finally read his letters and see if my heart survives.
Dear Faith,

I still miss you. Each day you’re far away and I’m starting to wonder if space does make the heart grow fonder. Such a funny saying right, “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” I didn’t understand it until now. Your absence feels heavier. I’d hoped by now maybe you’d read at least one or two of my letters, but with the lack of response I’m guessing you’ve either moved on or you’re still not ready to talk to me. With time, I hope you change your mind.

Some of those memories I’ve already shared with you were amazing, but this one is my favorite. Our first kiss. I remember you were incredible and I couldn’t take my eyes off you. I’d picked you up in my beat up truck. You’d come running out of your house to meet me. Momma Evans yelling about how you weren’t being a lady and how I should come to the door to get you instead of you running out. Let me tell you. I would’ve come to get you. Every. Single. Time.

I’d have bent over backward if it’s what you’d asked of me. Gladly. The dress you wore was a deep burgundy color. We were heading down to Bodine’s for food and dancing. I was a shit dancer, but you’d been begging me for weeks. Do you remember? You finally convinced me and I hoped obliging you would be worth one of your kisses.

Shit, I’ll admit I was nervous as hell. I remember the whole time I kept wondering if it would happen. If you’d let me kiss you. Me… Remington Cole. The guy from the wrong side of the tracks. I had nothing to offer you, but you treated me like I mattered, overlooking all the gossip.

You had a burger and fries. Insisting on dipping them in ranch instead of ketchup. I thought for sure you would eat a salad. Most girls did. But you weren’t afraid to get what you wanted. I liked that about you. Ranch on fries has become one of my new favorite things because of you. You opened my eyes to something I wasn’t bold enough to try on my own.

We spent the next hour dancing away to country songs as they lit up the old jukebox. Holding you in my arms was the best feeling. You were warm, comfortable, the perfect fit for me. The way your perfume stuck in my nostrils all night long. The way I kept eating your hair when you laid your head against my chest. I had to discreetly spit it out of my mouth and let me tell you that wasn’t easy at all. Your body fit against mine, and I wanted more. More of you dancing against me. More of you in that dress, those gorgeous legs on display.

When you leaned back, I couldn’t help it. I peeked down your cleavage. I know, I know… typical guy, but I couldn’t help it. You were hot, but not in the “hot I want to tap her way.” Well, that way too. But more in the I was the luckiest guy in the world because you were on my arm. And when you walked away from the dance floor to hit the bathroom, I also checked out your ass. I’ll admit it. Two words… teenage boy.

We had one hour left until your curfew when you came back from the bathroom, and I wanted to do more than keep dancing with you. I wanted you all to myself. Do you remember what I asked you to do? Sit in the bed of my truck in McCoy’s field and watch for shooting stars. I hoped we’d see one. I remember grabbing a blanket and a pillow or two and putting them in the back of the truck, hoping you didn’t notice them.

Let’s be clear, I didn’t think I’d get lucky. I’d hoped, but mainly I wanted to lay there with you in the back of my truck and make memories. We’d driven out to the field and laid there for the next half an hour before we finally did see our shooting star. I remember it like yesterday. I could’ve sworn the star had some kind of magic because the way your eyes found mine next was a way no one had ever seen me. I remember leaning in and then you leaned in too.

Next thing I knew, my lips were on yours and I remember thinking how soft they were. How perfectly they fit against mine. You tasted like mint from the gum you were chewing.


RELEASE: Love & Other Trouble by Jackie Walker

Title: Love & Other Trouble
Author: Jackie Walker
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 17, 2021
Cover Design: Kim Bailey, Bailey’s Cover Boutique
Photographer: Reggie Deanching of RplusMphoto
Cover Model: Aidan Stewart
I’ve always been textbook people pleaser with third-degree middle child syndrome.
Putting everyone else first with a smile on my face was working out pretty well for me when out of nowhere, Archer Bliss — a growly single dad — drops a bomb on my carefully constructed happy life.
It seems my boyfriend has been cheating on me with Archer’s girlfriend. Even worse? She’s my coworker and secret archnemesis.
The old me would have forgiven them and wished them the best.
But the new me has had enough.
So, I do the (ir)rational thing and dump my lunch all over the backstabbing cheaters. Then I plant a kiss right on Archer’s very kissable lips right in front of both of them.
That’s right — I started a war by serving up a dish called revenge, which is best served with lips and lo mein.
And now, I’ve somehow teamed up with this hunky beast of a man to get even with our cheating exes.
At least it started that way, but now it’s an excuse to spend time together… some of which is horizontal.
The catch? He’s got three kids who need him, and I’m still trying to figure out who I am. Starting a romance with each of us fresh out of a messy breakup is only asking for trouble.
But the new me likes trouble.
And Archer Bliss is trouble with a capital T.
One day during the COVID quarantine (a.k.a. the dark time), Jackie was reading yet another laugh a minute rom-com by Lucy Score or Pippa Grant, and she thought to herself – hey, I can do that. And so, she did and it turned out even better than even she thought possible.
Jackie is a fresh face on the romance author scene destined to shake things up with her signature blend of light-hearted comedy, over the top characters and romantic heartwarming moments. A voracious romance reader herself, Jackie writes stories featuring the four S’s: Snark, Swoons, Steam and Sarcasm. Her heroines are bad-ass and her heroes are easy on the eyes and heavy on the charm.
When she is not writing funny stories about swoony heroes and the women who get to play with them, she is reading all types of romance novels or taking care of her army of cats and her teenage son (who also speaks fluent sarcasm).

COVER: What the Trees Know by Nancee Cain

Title: What the Trees Know
Author: Nancee Cain
Genre: Magical Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 23, 2021
Cover Design: Gina Dickerson of RoseWolf Design
Is magic real?

Jed doesn’t think so. Forced to live with his grandmother after the death of his parents, he’s mad at the world. He doesn’t believe in God, much less the folk magic his grandmother practices in the isolated mountains of Appalachia. He doesn’t fit in, and anger simmers within him, ready to explode.

Then Skylar arrives—a girl who’s experienced evil firsthand. Though lost in silence, she forges a connection with Jed, his grandmother, and the neighbors who come for potions and spells. Even without a voice, she embraces her new life.

Eventually Jed flees, but not for the right reasons. And his insides still burn with rage, leaving him hollow and even more unhappy—until the day he feels compelled to return home.

Skylar understands why Jed has returned. It has nothing to do with her summoning spell. He’s come home to heal. She’s known for being a healer and can consume his sins so he can find peace. But the only way she knows how requires death…

The trees shiver. They know, too. They always do.
Nancee is a retired addiction counselor & nurse who worked to support her coffee and reading habit. A terrible insomniac, her nights are spent writing paranormal and contemporary romances with a serrated edge. She puts the fun in dysfunctional and is a known book hoarder.

TOUR: Becoming Her Salvation by Hayley Faiman

Title: Becoming Her Salvation
Series: Zanetti Famiglia
Author: Hayley Faiman
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date: August 9, 2021

“A fantastic ending to a great series!” ~RomanceBookLoverinSeattle

“The suspense, drama, and the mystery will have you on the edge of your seat.” ~The Hatters

Rosana Mazzilli is in trouble—big-time trouble. Her primary goal in life was to be nothing like her sisters. She’s a college graduate, she works in finance, and she wants nothing to do with the Zanetti famiglia, specifically the Made Men of the famiglia.
Until one day when she needs them—she can go nowhere but to the Made Man who saved her from an abusive aunt. When she runs to him for help, she gets much more than she ever bargained for.
Salvatore Macchio is a failure. He was unable to guard the one person he was born to protect—his little sister. Salvatore will never reconcile that he neglected to save Abriana. It haunts him—nightly.
A marriage stemming from a need to protect and pure fear. Can Salvatore protect Rosana from a fate worse than death? Mistakes can be deadly, but Rosana is determined to save not only herself but the baby that grows inside of her, too.


As an only child, Hayley Faiman had to entertain herself somehow. She started writing stories at the age of six and never really stopped.

Born in California, she met her now husband at the age of sixteen and married him at the age of twenty in 2004. After all of these years together, he’s still the love of her life.

Hayley’s husband joined the military and they lived in  Oregon,where he was stationed with the US Coast Guard. They moved back to California in 2006, where they had two little boys. Recently, the four of them moved out to the Hill Country of Texas, where they adopted a new family member, a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.

Most of Hayley’s days are spent taking care of her two boys, going to the baseball fields for practice, or helping them with homework. Her evenings are spent with her husband and her nights—those are spent creating alpha book boyfriends.


PREORDER: The Dating Chronicles Anthology by KA Graham, Ever Jensen, Sarah L. Roth, Barb Shuler

Title: The Dating Chronicles Anthology

Authors: KA Graham ~ Ever Jensen ~ Sarah L. Roth ~ Barb Shuler 
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance, Dark Suspense/Thriller, Cowboy Romance
Release Date: September 14, 2021
CMBS Charitable Collaborations Presents…

The Dating Chronicles; a collection of short stories from authors who, like you, love a good, fun read.

We’ve all had a bad date or three. The awkward first meeting followed by an awkward dinner and kiss. Then there are the dates that creep you out. It’s a limitless chronicle and we have brought it to your doorstep.

Grab a blanket, snuggle down in your favorite spot with a glass of wine, or hot tea, and get ready to laugh, cry and possibly cringe. No bad dates were harmed in the making of this collection.

The publisher’s proceeds from The Dating Chronicles will be donated in their entirety to Cammies & Canines. Please note that The Dating Chronicles and it’s authors are not affiliated with or endorsed by Cammies & Canines.

Featured Authors:
KA Graham
Ever Jensen
Sarah L Roth
Barb Shuler

The publisher’s proceeds from The Dating Chronicles will be donated in their entirety to Cammies & Canines. Please note that The Dating Chronicles and it’s authors are not affiliated with or endorsed by Cammies & Canines.



COVER: The Austrian by J.O Mantel

Title: The Austrian

Series: Men of the World Series
Author: J.O Mantel
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: September 10, 2021
Cover Design: Dana Leah
Twelve countries. Twelve men. Twelve million dollars!
The game of reality TV hasn’t been an easy road for former Hollywood A-Lister, Deacon Brady, but he’s playing to win.
This time in Salzburg, Austria …
When a global pandemic forces the entire cast and crew into lockdown, things get complicated. For the first time in television history, Tainted Love goes live online, making the game interactive and oh so interesting.
Former Navel Officer, Fynn, is the next bachelor in a long line trying to capture Deacon’s heart. The catch— he’s never even heard of Deacon Brady, so Fynn doesn’t give a damn about the competition.
But what is Fynn really hiding?
Just when Deacon thought he’d seen and heard it all, the show’s producer, Dante, does what he does best, and drops yet another plot twist. It wouldn’t be good reality TV without a little drama … or a lot!
Has Deacon Brady finally met his match?
The hills are alive – Salzburg, Austria.



RELEASE: Dorian by D Williams

Title: Dorian
Series: A Morningstar MC Novel, Book Two
Author: D Williams
Genre: Contemporary/Suspense/MC Romance
Release Date: August 16, 2021

When you survive an ordeal like I did at such a young age, people tend to label you a victim. That will never be me. I am a fighter. The past does not define me. So when my secret savior comes out of the shadows to prove his love I do what I do best, fight. Against my family, enemies and my own heart. Because how could I have found true love during the worst time of my life? My name is Dorian Cole, SAA of the MorningStar MC and I make my own rules.

D Williams is a retired 41 year old Puerto Rican wife and mother of 3 plus 1 bonus daughter. Originally from NYC, she now lives a quiet life in the south suburbs of Chicago. She enjoys reading and writing romance and erotic fiction.

PREORDER/RELEASE: Penelope’s Path by Isabelle Peterson

Title: Penelope’s Path
Series: An Interactive Romance (What If…)
Author: Isabelle Peterson
Genre: An Interactive Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 17, 2021
What If you made different choices?
After a humiliating divorce, Penelope is about to try her luck in the dating world for the first time in years. Luckily, she has her two best friends to help her face the singles scene.
Laura, single and loving life, wants to bring Penelope to the club scene. Drink. Dance. Have fun. Nothing serious. Her married friend, Shannon, on the other hand, wants to set Penelope up with a guy from her husband’s legal firm insisting he’s perfect for Penelope.
Should Penelope go on the blind date? Or hit the clubs?
What about choices after that? Like taking things further with the guy? Or not?
You, the reader, will make choices, and you will determine which kind of romance Penelope gets. From friends-to-lovers, enemies-to-lovers, strangers-to-lovers, a pairing with a dominant to be his submissive, even a surprise baby! you’ll find a wide range of romantic adventures. Most are happy endings, however – as in life – things don’t always work out.
But one of the best parts about Penelope’s Paths…When you get to the end, you can go back to the beginning, make different choices, and enjoy a different story.
1 heroine… 9 potential heroes… 10 unique endings.
(Each path ranges in length from 14k to more than 45k.)

❝𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙖 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙖 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖 𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠; 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙨 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬. 𝙄𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙦𝙪𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙥𝙩.❞ – Swoon Worthy Books

❝𝙋𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙚’𝙨 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙣𝙤 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙 – 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙦𝙪𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢𝙮 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙠𝙚𝙥𝙩 𝙢𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙜𝙚. 𝙄 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙨𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙧’𝙨 𝙨𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙨. 𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙨𝙤𝙡𝙪𝙩𝙚 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙨𝙪𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙!❞ – Goodreads Review

Isabelle Peterson, the Author of Intoxicating Romances, is a Chicago suburban girl living in coastal Connecticut with her husband of more than twenty-five years, and a nine-pound Shih Tzu. She’s also the mother of two incredibly smart and talented offspring. When she’s not writing, Isabelle can be found creating a new cocktail or enjoying a favorite one, savoring a good glass of wine, cooking or baking. In fact, if she weren’t a creative writer, she’d probably be a bartender or chef somewhere.

RELEASE: One More Click by C.E. Lashua

Title: One More Click
Author: C.E. Lashua
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 16, 2021
Cover Design: Sarah Kil Creative Studio

True love.
That’s what everyone wants, isn’t it?
A love that would stand the tests of time.
A relationship that would never falter.
A person to grow old with.
That’s what I wanted when I signed up for all of those dating apps.
There were so many people out there looking for the same thing I was.
One of them was bound to be the one, right?
My one?
True love.
What a crock.
More like true despair.
All I received for my efforts was a stalker that turned my every fantasy into a nightmare.
A man that built up my hopes just to destroy them.
And a game that had deadly consequences.
So, you know what?
F*ck waiting for true love.
I’ll take it from the one I choose.
*One More Click is a contemporary romance with dark themes, violence, and sexual content that some readers may find triggering. Recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content. This book can be read as a standalone.

RELEASE: Hellcat Escaping by Jade Bones

Title: Hellcat Escaping: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance

Series: Hell’s Fire Burning Book 1
Author: Jade Bones
Genre: Paranormal Reverse Harem. Mature audiences only, 18+.
Release Date: August 10, 2021


I’ve been in Hell so long, I don’t remember who I was before this. How did I die? What did I do to deserve the worst torture this place has to offer?

Just kidding—I don’t give a crap. Whatever I did, no one deserves this; it’s time to get out of here. The only problem is, my escape is thwarted by three spoiled demon princes begging to go topside. And now Lucifer, the Devil himself, has stuck his unfairly attractive nose in.

Lucifer promises I can work off some of my debt by guarding these three troublesome princes and keeping them out of mischief. My princes have other plans—beginning and ending with my personal hell on earth, since that’s apparently all a feral soul like me deserves.

I’ll show you what I deserve.

Saddle up, boys. You’re riding with me, now.
Blond hair drips onto his forehead, wet from the shower, and it’s like a complete reversal of the other night. My eyes slide over his body, taking in the droplets of water pooling on his chest, the hint of some kind of swirling tattoo on his forearm. I force my gaze back up to his and find two pale blue eyes staring back at me.

But it isn’t hatred I see there.

Whatever internal war Marek is waging, the side of ice seems to be losing. More often than not, when he looks at me, it’s with searing heat and something bordering on curiosity.

And here-in lies the real problem, and it’s nothing to do with friendship.

I wonder, not for the first time, what it would be like to kiss one of them. You don’t have to like someone to kiss them, and without the animosity to act as a barrier, new thoughts are taking its place. Thoughts that match up to the way these three look at me when they think I’m not watching. To what that searing heat might mean if it’s no longer fury.

That’s been the most annoying discovery about becoming human. In Hell, I only wanted one thing: freedom. There was never any question about whether I should have it or not. But up here, I’m learning I can be mad about things I want.

I can want things I hate.
Jade Bones is a paranormal romance author who loves writing about delicious demons, magical worlds, and steamy romps. She is the author of the My Demon Bound series, featuring standalone one true love paranormal romances, and the Hell’s Fire Burning trilogy, featuring steamy, emotional reverse harem delights. When she isn’t writing, you can find her drinking tea, cuddling her dog, or taking tarot far too seriously.


COVER: Deception in the Truth by A.B. Medley

Title: Deception in the Truth
Series: Finding the Truth Series
Author: A.B. Medley
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 26, 2021
Cover Design: Cover Me Darling
Sometimes you think you know the truth. Sometimes, it knows you better.
Ivie Davis’s seemingly perfect life is not quite so perfect thanks to a stalker who is determined to hurt her in every way possible.
The guy she falls for is forbidden.
Malicious intent is around every corner she turns.
She runs…for a while.
When she returns home to piece together the puzzle of her past, she finds herself working painfully close to the one man she knows she can’t have.
Her heart has other plans.
Sterling Brigg is a rancher by blood, detective by choice.
He is driven by a need to find the truth.
He fell in love with Ivie, even though he knew better.
Years later, he still searches for the answers to her past.
Now that she’s back in his life, he has no intention of letting her go again.
Together, they vow to find the truth, and in doing so, they will have to decide if the truth will bring them together or be the barrier that keeps them apart forever.

A.B. Medley lives in Tennessee with the love of her life and two sons. Her husband stole her heart when she was sixteen, and their relationship is one of those meant to be love stories you find in magazines and novels.

She is a dental hygienist who loves to read and has always dabbled in writing. When she’s not making people’s smiles shine, she enjoys belting out songs with her boys, dancing,raspberries, baseball, and anything vintage. Like any proper Tennessean, Sundrop is her drink of choice.

She loves her family and friends fiercely and believes in always chasing your dreams.

Deception in the Truth is her debut novel—but now she’s hooked, and there’s more to come!

COVER: Honeymoon Hitman by Jacob Chance

Title: Honeymoon Hitman
Author: Jacob Chance
Genre: Contemporary RomCom
Release Date: August 27, 2021
Cover Design: Emily Wittig Designs
When my engagement comes to an unexpected end one week before my wedding day, my best friend convinces me to go on the honeymoon alone.
Ten days in a remote, tropical location sounds like the perfect medicine for a broken heart.
Sunshine, relaxation, and mixed drinks are all that’s on the agenda, until I bump into Mr. Tall, Dark, and Dangerous. And my agenda flies out the window.
Killing has always been easy for me, until recently. But killing people for a living isn’t a job you can just walk away from.
Agreeing to take on one more assignment, I travel halfway around the world, and that’s where I meet Sadie. She’s the hitch in my plans I never saw coming.
What began as a quick fling in paradise has turned into more, but a mountain of secrets lies between us.
With danger lurking around every corner, and people dropping like flies, how do I keep us safe long enough to solve the mystery of who’s racking up the body count and why?

Jacob Chance is a New Englander. Born and raised in Massachusetts, he still lives there today.

He is a USA Today bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, writing romantic suspense, romantic comedies, and sports romance. He is also half of the male-female writing duo, Remy Blake, who write short, steamy stories with insta love/lust and a side of taboo.

Jacob is a huge football fan, especially of the New England Patriots. He is also a martial artist and self-proclaimed practical joker.

When not writing or working his day job, Jacob enjoys reading, hanging out at the beach, and eating as much bacon as he can.