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May 2018

RELEASE BOOST ~ The Belle Jar Darkholm book #2 by Aria Adams ~ AVAILABLE NOW!

The Belle Jar
Darkholm book #2

by Aria Adams


What reviewers are saying:

  • This one almost rendered me speechless, and for me that’s a miracle, I was blown away.
  • Its a very dark tale, one which had me with eyes boggling in wonder, and amazement.
  • …sit back and let the darkness invade your mind, and hold onto your soul in case some of the evil oozes off the pages.

He kicked her legs apart, so her wrists were pulled painfully against the leather bindings that made her hang from the hook above. Then, cold metal was clasped around each ankle. When Marea looked down, she saw a thick metal bar between two shackles.

“Hand me the scourge, please, Coal,” Brendan said.

Coal grinned evilly then passed Brendan something resembling a leather tassle. There were dozens of strands of thick leather dangling from the handle. Marea just kept staring.

Brendan waved it in a figure eight overarm, and it made a whooshing noise as it moved through the air. He slowly walked forward and Marea found herself cringing in fear. It managed to hit both her breasts in quick succession, making her gasp, and the sharp kick made her strain at her bindings almost immediately. She wanted to get away from it, but she couldn’t move, and it kept landing, over and over, biting her breasts and stomach, before Brendan landed it particularly maliciously straight on the exposed part of her pussy. She screamed again. As the pain built up, it flooded her thoughts, and she began to cry, properly, not because the pain was eye-watering, but because this situation was impossible. She sobbed as this more persistent pain ate away her calm demeanor.

“I like seeing you cry,” Brendan said, as he walked around behind her and began to punish her upper back and shoulders.

“Mmm,” Coal agreed, peering at her face. “Seeing you cry makes me want to draw out every tear from inside you, to force you to suffer until they’re all mine.”

The sensations burning through her back were somehow worse, but it was easier to remain still while he was behind her. Avoiding her lower back entirely, he then applied firm discipline to her bottom and thighs. She wailed as the burn got inside her, awakening her pussy in a way she didn’t want it to.

Marea cried harder as she dangled limply from the hook, helpless and utterly at their mercy. What she hated most was that her clit was beating in time with her heart. Her entire body stung from everything the men had done to her, but she was somehow aroused.

Why was this having such a strong effect on her? She tried to push it away, until something trickled down her inside leg, and she realized this was inescapable. They were going to do what they wanted, and regardless of whether the pain was unbearable, or how her body responded with longing instead of disgust, she could do nothing but accept it.

The swats of the scourge became harder and faster, and she began to howl. The men were unstoppable, and she didn’t know how long they planned to keep her here but—oh—her body tingled with a mouth-watering fervor, and her pussy twitched, clearly unhappy that it was empty. She roiled her body from side to side, wishing only for release.

Coal gripped her hair and pulled her head backwards, so her mouth opened and her eyes only saw him, blurry through her tears.

“Are you ever going to try to escape again?” he asked. She tried to shake her head but she couldn’t.

“N-n-n-no, sir,” she managed.


The beasts want to destroy her. The mirror-world won’t let her stay. The castle hides too many secrets. What’s a girl to do? And when Marea finds out how to break the curse, is she willing to do whatever it takes to save two creatures of pure evil, to whom she is nothing?

Marea Belle was doomed at birth. In Darkholm, having red hair means only one thing: Witch.

After her parents are executed in a witch hunt, the only thing that saves Marea is the chastity device that proves her purity. Spared the flames, Marea is dumped in a sack at the doors of a cursed castle; a sacrifice to appease the monsters within.

The denizens of the castle want nothing more than to devour Marea’s soul. The huge, terrifying beasts within take her to an underground experiment room and make her their plaything. Somehow, she survives and escapes the monsters, hiding deep within the castle, where she finds a magic mirror which becomes her sanctuary.

Inside the looking glass, she falls in love with two men. But she can only remain there for a few hours at a time before she has to return to the castle and the inevitable horrors within. No-one can escape the castle, and no-one can survive the beasts within. When Marea is forced to give herself to the beasts, she risks losing herself forever, but will her sacrifice be enough to break the ancient curse?

This full-length story is grim and a little complicated. This is a dark fairytale that tiptoes on the boundary between horror and romance. It is disturbing, bleak, and certainly not for the faint-hearted.


Aria is an author of dark erotic romance that dances on the boundary between horror and romance. Her heroes are not always immediately obvious, and neither are the villains. Her books often have elements of horror, and the characters at the end of a story are forever changed by the events that befell them. But she always makes sure there’s a happy ending, even if the characters have to work for it.

Aria also writes the warm fuzzy romance stuff as Katie Douglas, and writing as Katie, she has had USA Today and multiple number 1 bestselling books in the US and worldwide.

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NEW RELEASE ~ All The Pretty Girls, A Next Generation Novel ~ By author Riley Edwards ~ Release Day: May 30th 2018

All The Pretty Girls
A Next Generation Novel

“All the Pretty Girls keeps you on the edge of your seat. Mystery and romance twisted together in one great book.”

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The road was long, it was painful, and it was raw.

It has taken me four years to come to terms with my new reality. A life in which I live with the daily reminders of a vicious attack that has left me scarred both emotionally and physically. Years of recovery and acceptance were torn apart and obliterated the day Special Agent Nick Clark barges into my life. He says the person who attacked me and left me for dead is back. He says I was the first victim – the one who got away. He promises to protect me. But he can’t, no one can.

Nick is relentless in his pursuit and promises me the things I can’t afford to have – like hope for a future with the sexy FBI agent. But hope and love and promises can’t protect me, not when I’m next on the killer’s list.

Meadow Holiday is the missing piece, the woman I’ve been searching for. And it has nothing to do with her being a witness in an unsolved serial killer case I’ve had sitting on my desk for the last four years. I had no business falling in love in the middle of a murder investigation but she’s the one. I feel it deep in my bones. I knew the first time I laid eyes on the shy, beautiful woman that she was mine. Now I’m left with the daunting task of convincing her I’m enough.

Can Nick save Meadow in time and prove his love can heal all wounds, or is he already too late to fix what a sadist serial killer has broken?

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AVAILABLE NOW! ~ Title: Burndown, Series: Nitro Crew Series #1, Author: Winter Travers, Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance, Release Date: May 29, 2018  

Title: Burndown
Series: Nitro Crew Series #1
Author: Winter Travers
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2018


For the past eight years, master mechanic Remington Grain has been tirelessly working toward his dream job of becoming a member of an NHRA pit crew.


But being the new guy is never easy. Not only is he at the bottom of the totem pole, he’s pretty sure his crew chief hates him.
Remy knows anything worth having takes hard work and dedication. As he slowly earns the trust of his crew chief, Remy falls for the new girl in town, and without him knowing it, she steals his heart.
Everything is lining up, almost clear to the finish line of capturing her heart just as she has won his, when Remy figures out who Harlyn Krinston is. She may be the thing to make his whole world pause and delay the race he’s been on to create the career he’s always envisioned. Will Remy have the reaction time it takes to win Harlyn’s heart, or will he foul start before the race even begins?

Winter Travers is a devoted wife, mother, and aunt turned author who was born and raised in Wisconsin. After a brief stint in South Carolina following her heart to chase the man who is now her hubby, they retreated back up North to the changing seasons, and the place they now call home.

Winter spends her days writing happily ever afters, and her nights zipping around on her forklift at work. She also has an addiction to anything MC related, her dog Thunder, and Mexican food! (Tamales!)

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AVAILABLE NOW! ~ Title: Dare to Love, Series: Stone Pack #4, Author: Harper Phoenix, Genre: Paranormal Romance, Release Date: May 29, 2018  

Title: Dare to Love
Series: Stone Pack #4
Author: Harper Phoenix
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2018


Harrison has never been your average guy. He just didn’t fit the mould. 


His past is behind him and now he has purpose.
A job.
And he does it well.
He lives for it and is prepared to die for it.
He’s damaged but finally accepted. He has everything he needs, or so he thought.
Grace is broken, vulnerable and on the run. Carrying a piece of her past with her, a past she’s desperate to leave behind.
But as the past and present collide she turns to Harrison for help.
Could he be the man for her?
But more importantly can she tame the wolf?


Harrison aged nine. 

Mum has two black eyes and a split lip when I get to the kitchen. 

Dad came home in a bad mood last night. He hurt her bad. I’m still limping from the beating I got too. He didn’t come alone though, and dad took pleasure in watching. His friend always liked me over my mum, and my dad didn’t mind that at all. No matter how much I begged for it to stop, it never did. I wanted to run. But if I tried and he found me, it was always worse. 

Last night, my mum had to strip naked as well as me. I had to watch that too. Dad’s friend took a belt to me, and when I wouldn’t bend over, and I fought to get free, he wrapped the belt around my neck. I passed out. 

I woke up with him inside me, my dad grinning in front of me, while my mum wailed and cried, screaming for them to stop. He was grunting each time he went in. I struggled with all I had, screaming and flailing my arms, so my dad made my mum hold me still until the man was done with me. 

My dad and his friend are passed out in the living room now. I glare at my mum, hatred burning deep in my belly. She starts to whimper and cry. I can’t be here anymore. There has to be somewhere better. This can’t be it. 

‘I’m leaving, and I’m not coming back,’ I tell her in a small whisper. ‘You should come too.’ 

‘Shhhhh! Harry, I’m so sorry, so fucking sorry.’ I shake my head and look her up and down in disgust. I curl my lip and growl in frustration. Why me? 

‘One day, I’m going to come back and kill them and if you’re still here…’ 

‘I have a plan, shhhh, Harry. I know what to do,’ she whispers then in an overly-loud voice adds, ‘go on now and get ready for school.’ I frown at her. Lowering her voice again she says, ‘Don’t take anything that won’t fit in your pocket. Everything is going to be okay, Harrison, I promise.’ 

I do as she asks and go to my room. I don’t have much anyway, so I put on two pairs of socks and pants and do my best to dress in a few layers without looking like the Michelin man. When I’m dressed and back in the kitchen, I watch as she gathers her bag and coat like she does on any normal day. Her eyes widen at me as I open my mouth to say something. Why isn’t she getting her things? I say nothing and walk out of the door without a word. It’s only when we turn the corner at the bottom of the street that she finally speaks. ‘There is a group of people a few miles away. They look out for each other, and they’re like you and your Dad.’ She looks at me, and a small smile comes across her face—not a happy one though, it’s full of pity. I know right then that she isn’t coming with me. I want to want her to come wherever she’s taking me, but also, I don’t. A huge part of me blames her for everything too. 

We travel for hours, and when we get to the place, my mum goes off with a guy into a room and leaves me in a small living room with another man. I’m on alert immediately, wondering what the hell she’s playing at, and when he gets up and comes toward me, I hold my fists up to ward him off. He laughs as he passes and ruffles my hair with his hand. 

‘You want a drink, kid?’ he asks a smile on his face. 

I drop my hands and nod my head. I don’t speak. 

‘Your mother not teach you manners, kid?’ I just look at him as he hands me a can of coke. 

‘Thanks,’ I mumble. I sit back at the table, and he sits with his feet up on it. 

‘Looks like you have a story to tell, kid. If you want to talk, I can listen. Or we can just sit right here until your mother is done.’ Again, I say nothing. Just acknowledge that he’s spoken with a small nod of my head. I have red marks around my neck that cannot be hidden, and I know that’s the reason he’s asking me to talk. But I won’t. Not ever.
I was born and bred in East Yorkshire England, and I still live in my hometown, with my husband and children.

My journey with stories began when I was just a child, I would often scribble down wherever my dreams or imagination took me.

My journey with writing stories, began much later when I became ill and housebound for a period of eighteen months. I decided I would escape real life and become immersed in a story of my creation. With the support of my husband and family my first real story was born. I would stay up night after night tapping the keys of my trusty laptop, while my husband lay sleeping beside me. I was hooked. But it wasn’t as easy as that. My story needed work. A lot of it. And it sat on my computer for some years after that. Later on I decided to embark on another journey. I went to university, where I studied Creative writing and english literature.

I then decided with a new wealth of knowledge that I would once again delve into the world that I had created. I had never forgotten the characters and would often think about what I would have liked to have done with them over the years. I had grown to love them for getting me through a very difficult period in my life, and I wanted other people to read all about them. And so I began to rewrite my book.

It wasn’t until I delved into the ‘Book world’ on facebook that I discovered the ‘Indie book world.’ It’s amazing! So many authors are now being heard publishing this way, and I can only hope that my books will leave a lasting memory for some or all of you readers too!


RELEASE BOOST ~ Title: Swallow Me Whole, Author: Gemma James, Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance, Release Date: May 25, 2018  




Title: Swallow Me Whole
Author: Gemma James
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: May 25, 2018




Sadie Sawyer wants to learn how to blow a guy. She’s my
sister’s best friend. The girl I’ve known since grade school. The girl I’ve
always considered off-limits.
She’s the girl that crawled under a table in a bar one night
and changed everything between us. Now the brain in my pants is more than
willing to step up.
The rules are simple.
No kissing.
No screwing.
No falling in love.
But the more I let her use my body in the name of
experimentation, the more I know being friends isn’t enough.
Is it too much to want it all with her?
The taste of her lips.
The sweetness of her innocence.
The chance to earn her love.
I might have a real shot with her…if her douchebag ex and my
past don’t ruin everything.


Swallow Me Whole is a friends-to-lovers
standalone romance. Please note this book was previously published as a serial
under the pen name of Angel Allen.


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Author Bio
Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of
a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to
explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly
curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers.
Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”
She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and
kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their
four children–three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who
steals everyone’s attention.

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Dirty Player: A Hockey Romance, Author: Mira Lyn Kelly, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: May 29, 2018      



Title: Dirty Player: A Hockey Romance
Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2018



He’ll play dirty to get his girl

“Fun, addictive,
and outrageously sexy! Dirty Player brought all the feels and left me panting
for more!”—Annika Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author

It started as a joke…

A throw away promise between friends.
A dare for a single kiss at our reunion and nothing more.


But that kiss… 


That kiss was no joking matter.
It was hot and wet.
A hands-everywhere, breathless kind of insanity that left us both teetering on
the brink.


She’s got rules about dating guys like me… 



Rules I respect the hell out of when they apply to any other pro athlete.
But as they apply to me? Well, those rules are about to be broken.


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I don’t
want to talk about that look. In
fact, up until ten seconds ago, I’d been doing a bang-up job of ensuring we
haven’t had the opportunity to discuss it all evening. It’s a big ballroom, and
if Greg happened to be at the north end, I managed to stay south. The few times
I couldn’t stop our paths from crossing, I made sure to pull someone, anyone, along with me, thus ensuring
the conversation stayed far, far away from the look that got away from
Until now,
it had been working. Unfortunately, my conversation buffer just saw her fiancé
come in, and the little traitor sprinted off, leaving me staring up at Greg.
Nothing to distract me from this gorgeous man in his tuxedo and the trouble I’m
having keeping my eyes to myself.
surrounded by good-looking men on a regular basis, and it never gets to me. But
with Greg, I can barely breathe. I can hardly look at him without heat spilling
into my cheeks, and as to tearing my eyes away? Forget it.
Which is
crazy. I’m not fifteen. This isn’t my first crush.
It’s not a
crush at all.
It’s Greg,
one of my oldest friends and the guy I just promised I wouldn’t objectify
tonight. We’re friends. Just friends.
With no
more hookups between us.
No more
No more
I shake my
head, mentally amending the no-more-flirting clause, because this is Greg. Flirting is like breathing
for him—an involuntary response, and one I sort of cherish.
But no more staring!
“Thought we
discussed you avoiding me,” he says.
Don’t look
at him. Don’t look at him. Don’t—
God, he’s so handsome it hurts.
A waiter
passes by, and I swipe a glass of white wine from his tray. “I’
m not.
He lets out
a low laugh that slides right through to the deepest parts of me.
“Glad to
hear it.” He steps closer, ducking his head so his next words are directed at
me and me alone. We’re standing in the middle of hundreds of people, but when
his eyes are on me like that, a glint of amusement edging a more serious
intent, it feels like we’re alone. “Should we discuss that look?”
My cheeks
burn hotter, and I toss back half my glass in one swallow. “It was just one
I’m such a
He laughs
again, letting up on the eye contact as he surveys the crowd. “There’s that just
word again. I’m starting to think maybe you don’t think it means what it really
means. And P.S. … it wasn’t just one.”
Geeze. This
guy. “
Greg, we’re past it. Everything is fine.”
So long as
I don’t look at any part of him for more than a fraction of a second, we’re
totally good.
No. But I’m
subscribing to the fake-it-’til-you-make-it school of thought here.
He rolls
his shoulder in my peripheral vision. “Well, that’
s a relief.
It’s definitely good. Right? I hazard another look at his face. “But out of
curiosity, can I ask why?”
The corner
of his mouth curves, and I feel the tug of it all the way through me.
“Because if
you weren’t past it—if, for example, another one of those rogue looks
got away from you while we were in the midst of this crowd—I could see where
that might be a problem.”
I force
myself to focus on the orchestra set up across the room. Only Greg isn’t done.
“But even
if by some miracle they don’t catch the look in your eyes, and I
do… then we’d have to worry about them seeing the look in mine.
The one that says it’s only going to be a matter of seconds before I’ve got one
hand in your hair and the other finding out what’s under that incredible
I try to
swallow, but my throat makes a dry clicking sound, so I drain my glass.
Taking the
empty from my hand, Greg returns it to a passing waiter.
amused, the sexy jerk. He knew exactly what kind of effect that casual
reference to getting under my dress would have.
“Good thing
there’s zero chance of another one of those looks getting away from me. Ever.”
Okay, ever
is probably a stretch, but he doesn’t have to snort about it. Cocky bastard.
I should
let it go. Let him have his little laugh.
Taking the
drink from his hand, I tap my index finger against the condensation-covered
glass before bringing it to my lips. Club soda and lime.
It’s not
strong enough to justify what blurts past my lips, but I can’t stop myself. “So
you don’t need to give what kind of tiny and
delicate I’ve got going on under this dress another
His body
stiffens, and his eyes cut to my chest. He’s built like a superhero, but
despite his apparent laser focus, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t actually have
X-ray vision.
All I
wanted was the satisfaction of seeing him squirm. Maybe to gloat a little.
But neither
one of us is the type to relinquish a win so easily.
you’re going to have to be careful. Tiny and delicate sounds like it might not
survive these rough hands of mine.”
My breath
catches as need spears through me, and my center goes hot and liquid.
I open my
mouth, wanting to say something sharp that puts him in his place. But I can’t
make a sound. I can’t think about anything but the snap of elastic and my
panties falling apart in his big… rough… hands.
Greg seems
to be waiting for the comeback that isn’t coming too.
The seconds
stretch and pull.
Our eyes
meet and, suddenly, that smug satisfaction washes clean off his face as his
nostrils flare and his eyes turn to midnight. I’m pretty sure this is the look
he warned me about.
“Aww, fuck.
Now you’
ve done it, Jules.
I take a
shaky breath. “I know.”



Author Bio
Hard core
romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire, Mira Lyn Kelly is
the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than a dozen sizzly love stories with
over a million readers worldwide. Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned
her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the love of her life
while studying abroad in Rome, Italy… only to discover he’d been living right
around the corner from her back home. Having spent her twenties working and
playing in the Windy City, she’s now settled with her husband in rural
Minnesota, where their four amazing children and two ridiculous dogs provide an
excess of action and entertainment. When she isn’t reading, writing, or running
the kids around, she loves watching the Chicago Blackhawks and action/adventure
movies, blabbing with the girls, and cooking with her husband and friends.
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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Chevelle, An Oath Keepers MC Standalone, Author: Sapphire Knight, Genre: Romantic Suspense, Release Date: May 29, 2018


Title: Chevelle

An Oath Keepers MC Standalone

Author: Sapphire Knight
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: May 29, 2018


She was just a job.
I needed to get in and uncover the Iron Fists’ next move.
They’d hit the Oath Keepers enough in the past, and being the newest member, it
was up to me to get close. Had I known I’d be getting close to Chevelle, maybe
I could’ve prepared myself. I went in seeking revenge and came out wanting to
protect one thing—her. 
Running The Pit was my life. 
I needed nothing and no one except my cars and a
heart-thumping race. Gear head, Pit Master, alpha bitch, take your pick on what
you’d rather call me. However, make note of one thing: I take shit from no one.
Not even a broody, bossy, gorgeous biker aiming for my race spot and heart.
*Warning- this book is panty melting hottttttt!* 
No Cheating 


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Flower – Moby
Come Together – Gary Clark Jr
Zombie – The Cranberries
Dreams – The Cranberries
Thought Contagion – Muse
If You Want Love – NF
Hands Up – NF
Got You On My Mind- NF
Natural Blues – Moby
Wolves – Selena Gomez, Marshmello
Real – NF
Hash Pipe – Weezer
Till It’s Gone – Yelawolf
Suit and Jacket – Judah and the Lion
You’re Special – NF
Tattooed In Reverse – Marilyn Manson
I Don’t Like The Drugs – Marilyn Manson
Daylight – Yelawolf
Let’s Roll – Yelawolf Ft. Kid Rock
Hate Me – Blue October
Uprising – Muse
Psycho – Breaking Benjamin
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Oath Keepers MC Series
Forsaken Control
Sweet Surrender – free short story
Love and Obey – free short story
Russkaya Mafiya Series
Corrupted Counterparts – free short story
Unwanted Sacrifices
Undercover Intentions
Dirty Down South Series
1st Time Love
3 Times the Heat
Complete Standalones
Unexpected Forfeit
The Main Event – free short story
Oath Keepers MC Collection


Russian Roulette


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NEW RELEASE ~ Dares, Lies & Geminis By Kat Alexander, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: May 29th, 2018


Dares, Lies & Geminis

By Kat Alexander

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 29th, 2018



Two women, different as night and day.

Tristana likes to keep to herself, devotedly working all day so she doesn’t think about all she is missing in life.

Seraphina, shrouded in mystery, hunts at night, surreptitiously looking for someone good, noble, and honest, while proving to herself they don’t exist.

Two men who won’t succumb to failure.

After his brother’s death, Peter spends his days trying to build a life as far away from the accusatory eyes of his hometown.

Nathan has a nightly obsession—Seraphina.

The truth that everyone is afraid to whisper.

As Peter starts to chip away at Tristana’s walls, one dare unknowingly releases something he thought he lost long ago.

And as Nathan moves in on Seraphina, one lie breaks apart the foundation of everything he thought he knew.

Meet the Geminis.


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This is a story that bares all. It’s not just about me. It also includes Tristana, Peter, and Nathan. All our lives are entangled in a web of sorrow, deceit, despair, and love. Each strand is woven into a net that trapped all those around us, hurting many, ruining lives. Yet, new friends were made, new families forged.

There is always light in darkness, as there is always darkness where there is light.

I knew Tristana’s story. She did not know mine. Even then, I don’t think I know all of hers. Same could be said for Peter and Nathan. They certainly never knew everything.

This is a story about all the facets that drive human beings: vulnerability, courage, pain, love, hate, despair, family, friends, lovers, an opportunity.

This is a story about survival. About running from the nightmares humans are capable of inflicting on others. About running from the monsters out there who want to harm you, running from the monsters inside that you could become. Running from your past. Living with all the tools ingrained in your DNA. The need to survive, to adapt, to overcome.

This is a story. ~ Seraphina

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Kat Alexander is a freelance editor for Indie authors. If she’s not editing or working on her own stories, then she’s a chauffeur for her busy children, or you can find her here:


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COVER REVEAL ~ Title: Side Hustle Season 1, Author: A.J. Lape, Genre: Mystery Episode, Release Date: June 25, 2018

Title: Side Hustle Season 1
Author: A.J. Lape
Genre: Mystery
Episode Release Date: June 25, 2018
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs


Join Darcy Walker in season one of SIDE HUSTLE, a three-part serial where she leaves the Cincinnati, Ohio, area for the bright lights and bustling action of Los Angeles, California. Crimes are darker, people are more colorful, but one thing remains the same—Darcy Walker solves crime one way: living life like a verb.


Darcy Walker excels at lies, deception, and outthinking the bad guys. She has the résumé to prove it. While waiting to attend the police academy, she takes her talents into pizza delivery. Little does she know, life as a delivery driver isn’t all pizza and wings.
On a late-night run to a customer’s home, Darcy’s delivery turns deadly. She stumbles into a murder mystery straight out of a Hollywood script—a blood-soaked crime scene with no known witnesses except a suspicious man with a Mona Lisa smile. To compound the trifecta, the victim appears to have a past he’s been trying to outrun. Uncovering his secret-filled life leads Darcy and some new friends on a high-voltage journey, intersecting with a former adversary.
When shadows of this old enemy surface, Darcy realizes black and white are an absolute as sure as the sun’s rotation. One wrong move could keep her from the academy, and one screw up could mean a friend of hers breathes his last breath.
In Side Hustle, solving crime takes a backseat to the moral dilemma she’s placed in: protect her dream or keep a friend alive. Will Darcy uncover who murdered her customer? Or will a Grim Reaper from the past end her and her friends’ lives first?
Readers call the Darcy Walker Series Stephanie Plum meets Veronica Mars meets The Blacklist in this #1 Amazon Bestseller in Teens Mysteries & Thrillers, Spies & Detective Stores.

A. J. lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two feministic daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, watching too much cable TV, or cheering like a banshee at hometown sporting events. But as always, she’s dreaming of her characters and eavesdropping-slash-creeping on those around her to find out how people interact.


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