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Recently Released: “Hurt To Love” by Author Nikki J Summers, Genre: Dark Romance/Romantic Suspense is Available Now!


Title: Hurt to Love
Author: Nikki J Summers
Genre: Dark Romance/Romantic Suspense

Release Date: March 6, 2020

After darkness,
always comes the light.
The darkness is
where I’ve lived ever since they took me all those months ago. Dragging me into
the shadows to play their sick and twisted games. I don’t know why they took
me. They talk about an eye for an eye, but I don’t know these men. How can I be
punished for a sin I know nothing about? A sin I didn’t commit.
They love to watch
me suffer, they live to make my life hell. I thought my life was over.
Until him.
He blazed through my
darkness like a lightning bolt, shining through the void of nothingness. He was
a force to be reckoned with.
They thought they’d
broken me, that somehow they’d won. But they didn’t expect him. I know I never
did. And now, my life will never be the same again.
CONTENT WARNING: HURT TO LOVE is a romance novel
written in shades of darkness and light. There are mature themes included
within the story that may make some readers uncomfortable. This includes:
kidnapping, captivity, violence, abuse, post-traumatic stress, bad language and
some dark and disturbing scenes.
Please heed these
warnings, and if you’re still intrigued to find out more about Cillian’s story,
then enjoy this crazy ride.
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They think they’ll
break me.
They think I’m weak.
An eye for an eye
they said, but this isn’t my atonement. How can you pay for a sin you never
committed? A sin, the depths of which you know nothing about.
When will enough be
For eight long,
torturous months, they’ve used every evil, fucked-up trick in their books to
make me crack and splinter. But I’m not made of glass, transparent and ready to
shatter. They think they’ll crush me, but I’m already dead inside. I died on
the day they took me, dragging me into the shadows to play with their demons.
I’m not even fit to have the title of toy like the others. They call me the
dog, but if they think I’ll ever be loyal, they’re wrong. I have teeth, and
when the time is right, I’ll bite back.
They won’t hear my
They won’t hear
anything from me.
As children, we’re
foolishly told that sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never
hurt us.
I have a new one.
Take my body, abuse
me hour after hour. But with my voice, I hold all the power.
Author Bio
Nikki J. Summers is a romance addict who loves to write
about strong, feisty heroines and dark, brooding alphas.
When she isn’t locked away in her writing cave, she’s
teaching primary school children, or lost in her kindle. She currently lives in
Staffordshire in the U.K with her husband and two children.


Release Boost! “Stolen Soulmate” by Author Mary Catherine Gebhard, Genre: New Adult Bully Romance is Available NOW!

Title: Stolen Soulmate
Author: Mary Catherine Gebhard
Genre: New Adult Bully Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2020
There’s a rule in Crowne Hall: never look a Crowne in the
It protects us more than them.
I broke it once, the night Grayson Crowne mistook me for his
true love and stole my first kiss. I’ve regretted it every day since.
He hates me.
He torments me.
He won’t let me go, because that night he whispered a secret
against my lips not meant for me. Grayson Crowne, heir to the Crowne empire and
notorious playboy prince is… a virgin.
I signed a contract in my heart’s blood as much as ink: help
him get back his love, repair what I broke. Give him my body, my soul, my
heart, let him use all of me, so when the time comes to marry her, he won’t
need me.
I shouldn’t need him.
But he’s my stolen soulmate, and I’m at his mercy. 
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The ink was barely
dry on the pages. I don’t know if I was ready for this. Somehow I felt like I
was more of a virgin than Grayson. Nervous, skittish. He’d warned me when all of
this began that the things he’d seen and done would wreck me.
I should’ve believed
him then.
When I didn’t do
anything for a minute, he arched a brow.
Do whatever he
I could use my safe
word, but a twisted part of me liked doing what he told me to
do. Liked the rush and the way his eyes hardened. It felt like power, power
over one of the most powerful people in the world.
I’d barely taken a
step to him, when he ripped me to him by the small of my waist. His other hand
tangled in my hair, yanking my head to the side.
“Fuck,” he said,
lips at my neck. “Which part do I eat first.”
Delicious tingles
spread along my skin at his words. His nose ran along my neck, goosebumps
following in his wake. His hands slid from hair, from my waist, along my body,
feeling every inch of me, like he couldn’t do it fast enough, before settling
back in my hair.
Deliriously, I found
the zipper of my dress, but his overtook mine. Stopping me.
“I’m going to ruin
your white dress, Snitch. Ruin you. Until you’re all fucked up from me.”
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Author Bio
Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She’s lived in Salt Lake
City, Utah her entire life, but occasionally goes on vacation from reality.
Don’t worry, she sends postcards.
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Release Boost: “The It Guy” from Author Andi Burns, Genre: Romantic Comedy is Available Now!


Title: The IT Guy
Author: Andi Burns
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 7, 2020
I love my job, I love my house, and I love my cat. What else
do I need out of life? Hmmm…maybe the hot new IT guy from work. Those
dimples…And don’t get me started on his forearms.
But he’s way too young. Plus, office romance is never a good
idea. Besides, my relationship track record is pitiful and the last thing I
need is to get my heart broken again. So Simon Walker can take his charm, his Star
sheets, and his genius IQ and sweet talk some sweet young thing. 
Elaine Madigan is easily the most beautiful woman I’ve ever
met. Hilarious. Sexy. Smart. And unfortunately, she’s also convinced herself
that I’m way too young for, so she’s friend-zoned me. 
Somehow I need to show her how grown up I really am. I need
her to see that I’m ready to settle down–with her. It’s no easy task, but that
doesn’t scare me. After all, I’m a techie, and cracking codes is what I do. No
matter what it takes, I’ll hack the code to her heart. 
The IT Guy by Andi Burns is a dual POV standalone
work romance with a younger hero, office hijinks, lots of laughs, and plenty of


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We’ve been at this
scavenger hunt for a good half hour, and we’re tied at 5. We’ve got a list of
outlandish costumes and the goal is to spot as many, in real time, as we can.
People watching is fun, but let’s face it: I’ve mostly been watching
Elaine–the way she smiles softly, the way she toys with the ends of her hair
or the bracelets on her wrist. I thought I was crushing before, but spending
time with her one-on-one, (and no, the occasional carpool does not count) has
me completely enchanted. 
She scans the bar
again, but the look on her face tells me she’s come up empty. I take a quick
glance around and smile. 
“Sexy nun for the
“No freaking way.”
“Yes freaking way.
Sexy nun right at your back. Wait.okay, look now.” I watch her turn to spot a
co-ed in little more than a crop-top and a habit. Seriously, her skirt’s the
size of a business envelope, which could be an issue in the eyes of the Lord.
“Holy crap, that girl will catch pneumonia.”
“Maybe the sexy
doctors at the bar should lend a hand?”
She laughs, and my
heart expands. “Well, sure. It’s the medically responsible thing to do.”
I shake my head at
the visual. “Sounds like a bad porno.” 
“Is there such a
thing as a good porno?” The sincerity in her voice makes me choke on my beer.
“Oh, God! I’m sorry!
Are you okay? Here, put your arms up. Maybe you need the sexy doctors?”
I cough loudly and
draw a few stares. I smile in reassurance. “I’m good,” I promise, as I clear my
throat a final time. “I don’t need the sexy doctors. Thoroughly enjoying my
evening with a sexy copy-editor, though.”
Elaine blushes at my
compliment as I flag down the scarecrow. Hell, even I’m impressed with the
level of smooth I’ve been able to maintain. Being with Elaine is so easy that
all–well, okay, a solid 50%–of my awkwardness seems to have dissipated.
The scarecrow
returns and nods when I ask for a refill. She turns to Elaine, “Another for
you, too?”
“Yes, thanks, but
I’ll switch to a Shirley Temple Black.” Scarecrow nods again and disappears
into the crowd. 
“Did you seriously
just order a Shirley Temple?  That’s awesome. I don’t think I’ve had one
of those since I was ten.”
She opens her mouth,
and I’d bet my Wookie collection she’s about to knock on my age. 
Emboldened by the
fact that I’m making her laugh and this date is going well, despite my
inability to wear matching shoes, I reach across the table and press my finger
to her lips. “Don’t say it.”
She widens her eyes
with innocence, but I’m not fooled. Gifted program, remember? “Don’t. Whatever
crack you were going to say about my age or yours, don’t.” Scarecrow returns
with our drinks, and I accept mine, even if it means pulling my hand away from
Elaine’s lips.
“I wasn’t going to
say anything.” She can’t keep a straight face as she lifts her drink.
“Bullshit. You were
two seconds away from saying something like, ‘When you were ten? What was that?
Three years ago?’” I’m sure I impress her with my exaggerated falsetto.
“Yes, well.” She
looks appropriately and adorably sheepish. “I was merely going to clarify that
a Shirley Temple Black is an improvement on the old standard because it
contains a shot of vodka. And the Black comes in because that was her married
“Who knew?  And
it’s good, this grown up version?”
“It’s delicious.” She
sips her drink through her straw, and my cock, which has been half hard since
this date began, presses painfully against my fly. Christ. If she starts
talking about porn again, I’ll go out of my damn mind. 
She reaches across
the table this time and puts her hand in mine, lacing our fingers together. Her
thumb rubs over my pulse point; it’s barely a touch, but it’s enough to drive
me crazy.
Her hand moves down
to my forearm, and her fingers caress the skin there. It feels good, sure, but
when I look up at her and see the flush on her cheeks and I know she’s getting
turned on by my forearms, I nearly lose it.
She pulls away
quickly, and I’m about to protest or cry like a baby, but she’s toying with the
little plastic sword, and I’m a little mesmerized as she peels a cherry off the
length of the sword, rolls it on the tips of her fingers, and then points it in
my direction. “Want my cherry?”
Sweet. Jesus. 
Author Bio
Andi Burns writes contemporary romance infused with humor,
sass, and steam. She loves a happily-ever-after as much as her characters do,
and she always reads the last page of a book first, just to make sure it all
turns out okay.
Andi lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughters.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, folding laundry, or daydreaming about
her next hero and heroine.
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Release Boost: Feisty by Julia Kent, Genre: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance is Available Now


Title: Feisty
Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance

Audiobook Narrator: Erin Mallon

Release Date: January 28, 2020


I’m not too proud to admit that finding Mr. Right involves swiping right. Right? Welcome to dating in avocado toastland.
Here I am, on my first blind date, ever, courtesy of a smartphone app and my two annoying best friends.
So what is Chris “Fletch” Fletcher doing, walking across the room, looking at his phone like he’s pattern matching a picture to find a real person he’s never met before?
Oh, no.
The guy I drop-kicked in seventh grade cannot be my blind date. The guy who earned me this infernal nickname.
That’s right.
More from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent as Fiona “Feisty” Gaskill gets her chance at love – drop-kick included.


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“Fletch,” I
start, walking into my office, waving him on. As we pass by the children, they
snicker and whisper, the girls more stirred up than the boys. We reach the
office, I close the door, and ask, “Why are you here?”
“I came to
see you because I knew this was your lunch break and you’ve been ignoring my
texts and calls.”
“Maybe I
need some space.”
“I respect
you don’t.”
Fiona, I’m not here to argue with you. Or to crowd you or upset you. The
opposite, actually. I realized our wires have been crossed and it was better to
just come to you, face to face, and say what needs to be said.”
couldn’t wait until I wasn’t working?”
“If you’d
answer my texts and calls, I could.”
enough. What do you want to say? What needs to be said?”
“I would
like to ask you out on a date.”
“A date?”
“Because I
like you.”
“Isn’t that
seventeen years of teasing me, of that stupid nickname following me around like
a poltergeist, now you suddenly decide that because I saved your nephew you
want to date me?”
“It’s not
like that.”
“Then what
is it like?”
“I don’t
know. Let me find out what it’s like by spending time with you. Let’s both find
out what the other is really like. Do we have to define this? Let’s explore
it.” He grins. “Let’s explore each other.”
“I think
you’re trauma bonding with me and getting that confused with having feelings
for me.”
“We went
through something emotionally intense together. You helped me. I saved your
nephew. But that doesn’t mean we should date.”
“That’s not
why I’m asking you out.”
“Is it
because we kissed?”
“That’s not
why, but it certainly adds to all the reasons why.”


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Author Bio
New York Times and USA
bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge.
Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 4 New York Times
bestsellers and more than 19 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her
books have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing
in 2019.
From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy
joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for
a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s
room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire she met in a romantic comedy).

She lives in New England with her husband and three children where she is the
only person in the household with the gene required to change empty toilet
paper rolls.


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Release Boost: Hybrid (Sanguine #2) by Cole Denton, Genre: Dark/Paranormal/Suspense Romance is Available Now!


Title: Hybrid

Series: Sanguine #2

Author: Cole Denton
Genre: Dark/Paranormal/Suspense Romance
Release Date: January 15, 2020


Who am I? Everyone has their opinion of who I am. 
The Queen thinks I’m her favorite pet. Lochlaan Mortas thinks I’m his
biggest mistake. The Queen’s men think I’m their brother. The Carpe Noctem
thinks I’m a useful tool. 
Who do I think I am? Cast aside. Unwanted. Freak. Cursed. Full of
But there are some things about me that I am certain of…  
I am in love with Octavia, the Queen of Drishane. And my bastard father
does not know what kind of vengeance I am about to bring down on him for the
pain he has caused Octavia. He has no idea exactly what he allowed to live or
what I am capable of.
But I do. Because I know who I am. I am unique…I am Hybrid.

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Author Bio
Cole Denton is an ocean lover who finds joy in almost all physical
activities. He is especially passionate about baseball and surfing, indulging
in them every chance he gets.
His other passion is writing. It began at a young age and followed him
through to his time at a university in SoCal where he majored in
After moving to Sin City itself, Cole has put his knowledge and talent as
a writer to work by pursuing a career as a dark fiction author. Cole is
enjoying testing his kinky side, in pursuit of all things pleasurable.
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RELEASE BOOST: Kill Sleep Repeat by Britney King, Genre: Psychological Thriller is Available Now!

Title: Kill Sleep Repeat
Author: Britney King
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: January 16, 2020

𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝘼𝙛𝙛𝙖𝙞𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙃𝙀𝙍 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙡𝙮 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙧, 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙛𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙨 𝙖 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙬𝙝𝙤, 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙡, 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙚𝙨 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙟𝙤𝙗, 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙞𝙩 𝙥𝙖𝙮𝙨.


Several times a week, Charlotte Jones leaves suburbia behind and boards a chartered flight to parts unknown, where she wraps her hands around the necks of marks for just as long as she has to.
Then she goes back to domestic life with a paycheck, defense wounds, and the sense that she can handle anything.
Which is good, because being a wife, mother, and sociopath, with an insatiable taste for murder, gives the term work-life balance new meaning. When one life unexpectedly bleeds into the other, leading to a secret admirer and borderline insta-fame, Charlotte is forced to ask herself if she really can have it all.
Slick and unnerving, Kill, Sleep, Repeat is a cunning tale of deception and desire that begs the question: Do we ever really know people the way we think we do?

Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.
When she’s not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.
Currently, she’s writing three series and several standalone novels.
The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.
The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.
Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.
The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.
The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me. 
Without a doubt, connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here: 
To get more– grab two books for free, by subscribing to her mailing list at or just copy and paste into your browser. 
Happy reading.




Release Boost: Recipe For Disaster from author Allie York, #YoungAdultRomance is Available Now!


Title: Recipe For Disaster 
Author: Allie York 
Genre: Young Adult Romance 
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World’s best muffins:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375
Step 2: cream the butter and sugar until light
Step 3: Add eggs one at a time
Step 4: Forget you have a new phone in a new area code and call a random guy
Step 5: Continue to text random guy until you develop not-so-random feelings

Aimee’s life was stable, normal, and loving; until it wasn’t anymore. In the blink of an eye, she lost her childhood home, her best friend, and her sanity in one swoop.
But a misdialed number brings her an unexpected friend and a lot of new feelings.
Life is finally looking up and Aimee sets out to live life to the fullest with her newfound friend. That is until…Aimee’s text life and real life collide to ruin everything








Allie is a wife, mom, and dog groomer by day. At night she is posted at her laptop writing or reading in a cozy corner. She has a soft spot for gooey romance, over-creamed coffee, and anything cute and furry  



Release Boost: Title: Maria (Made Men Series) by Sarah Brianne is Available Now!

Title: Maria
Series: Made Men Series
Author: Sarah Brianne
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: November 29, 2019




Maria is the mafia princess of Kansas City, destined to be the prize to the most loyal Caruso soldier.
Her killer looks hide the fact that she’s as ruthless as any male in the family.
But this princess is no trophy wife.
Fuck destiny.
Two men face death without fear, wanting to achieve the unattainable.
Kayne Evans, the man who carries a secret that makes him more than just an English teacher.
And Dominic Luciano, the rival mob boss who carries a Glock and a grudge.
As the sun rises, one victor will remain standing while the other will see his last dawn.
Who will live and who … will … die?



Hey! My name is Sarah Brianne and after living for twenty-two years the characters in my head told me enough was enough and I have finally put pen to paper (or is it finger to keyboard?) to tell their stories. Since I was a little girl I have watched every chick flick I could get my hands on, then when I became older I discovered a whole new world of romance novels. To me there is nothing better then a tale of true love and those are the stories that have inspired me to write. Like everything else in my life 
I have put my own spin on two lovers destined to be together. 
Sarah Brianne




Release Boost: Every Kiss You Steal: Redeeming Love Series by J.E. Parker is Available Now!

Title: Every Kiss You Steal
Series: Redeeming Love Series
Author: J.E. Parker
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Her past is plagued with darkness…
He’s determined to make her future brighter.
My life was once a nightmare.
Because of my past, the walls I’ve constructed are mighty.
But those walls begin to waver the day I meet him…
Chase Jacobs, star quarterback, and the cutest boy I’ve ever seen.
With his easy smile and sweet words, he’s perfect.
Problem is, I’m not.
My scarred soul is corrupted, my battered heart tainted.
And my secrets? They have the power to destroy me.
Plagued with demons, I fight to keep Chase at a distance.
But he’s not having it.
Determined to steal my heart, he fights to make me fall.
It’s a mistake.
You see, the thing about secrets is that they don’t stay hidden forever,
and whether I’m ready or not, mine are about to be revealed.
Once they are, will Chase then walk away for good?
Or will the love we share truly conquer all?

J.E. Parker is an American romance author who was born and raised in the great state of North Carolina. A southern belle at heart, she’s addicted to sweet tea, Cheerwine, and peach cobbler.Not only is J.E. married to the man of her dreams (albeit a total pain in the rear), she’s also the mother of a herd of sweet (sometimes), and angelic (only when they’re sleeping) children. Despite their occasional demonic behavior and bottomless stomachs, J.E. loves her little tribe more than words could ever express.

On the weekends, you can find her sitting on the couch, cheering on (or cursing) her favorite football team, stuffing her face with junk food, and guzzling a bottle of cheap red wine.

When she’s not busy making sure her husband doesn’t burn the house down or acting as a referee for her fighting children, J.E. enjoys reading, writing (obviously), and listening to a wide variety of music.



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