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Luna Lopez Delivers all the Feels in Her Debut!

Kira and Yasmeen’s story is one of so many who aren’t sure how to express themselves in a world still founded on customs, rituals, and old world views. They navigate the waters with heartfelt determination despite the unknown.

Luna Lopez debuts this F/F novel with tremendous strength and fortitude on a subject which still raises the hairs of the traditional and resonates with the new. She develops the plot through sound characterization and strength in theme. She brings on all the feels and there won’t be a dry in the house by the last drying ink penned by Lopez. She’s an author worth keeping your eye on in the future.

First Kiss By Luna Lopez 
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💋Blurb
Kara and Yasmeen have been best friends since high school.

Now in their early twenties, they’re as radically different to one another in personality as they’re always been.

Both have overcome the loss of their respective mothers, in albeit different circumstances which helped cement the bond between them.

Kara is a working class, out and proud lesbian, while Yasmeen is a spoiled, yet dutiful middle-class Muslim on the verge of an arranged marriage.

Realising Kara is the girl for her, Yasmeen is hell-bent on living the life she wants, even if that means going against her father’s wishes.

Kara doesn’t need a declaration of love and is happy to remain on the sidelines, but Yasmeen will do whatever it takes to be with the one she loves.

 

Holland’s Poems Touch the Human Condition and More!

 

Rev. Rebecca Holland reaches new heights with love, life, regret, and more in her first publication Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse. She allows her poems to sing the song to the unsung heroes in family, feminism, and faith. Through the gift of diverse poetic style, she shows the growth she made along her path as a woman held in her youth by cultural constraints as well as genetic ones. The best part of her penned ink is it weaves in her savior but does not push her beliefs onto others, but allows for the freedoms of belief we all carry upon our own shoulders. A quick beautiful read entwined with the human condition and the perfect savior for the artist behind the words.

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Blurb:

The world never expected much from Rebecca, but God had other plans.

Marked as different from an early age by her visual disability and her ethnic features, Rebecca was once told by a teacher in her small hometown that she would never go to college.

After enduring years of abuse, Rebecca almost gave up on herself; however, God had other plans. God gave Rebecca a new life and an unexpected new identity as a preacher in her beloved United Methodist Church. Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse, gives the reader a glimpse of the world the way the author sees it. This brief chapbook includes poems from her first five years in ministry as she worked toward ordination, fell in love with her congregation, and eventually found her own, “happily ever after.”

An earnest statement of faith in the midst of struggle, this collection invites you to take a look at the world from an entirely new perspective.

About the author: Rev. Rebecca L. Holland (M.Div. & B.S. English Ed) is the pastor at Christ Community United Methodist Church in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Rebecca is particularly passionate about spreading the love of God to those who have been traditionally marginalized by society. She writes about ministry, the church, literature, and her life as a young female clergywoman of color with a visual disability on her blog at http://www.beckiewrites.com

The profits earned from this collection will be donated to Christ Community United Methodist Church.

Michaelson Finishes His Invitations with a Splash!

Zane Michelson has a knack for twisting the plot and leaving you waiting for the next release. However, each sweet taste of mystery and thrill is laced with a bit of bittersweetness which makes it well worth the read. The By Invitation Only Series follows the lives of Cammie, Zander, and Jensen through a cat and mouse style chess game. It’s filled with deceit, in the most solicitous of ways, denial, with regards to fallen trust, and of course, it wouldn’t be complete without betrayal at the cost of unconditional love. Michaelson creates the trifecta in Cammie, Zander, and Jensen with just the right amount of sex, thrill, and suspense mixed in ingredients.

By Invitation Only – The Series by Zane Michaelson

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Cammie: By Invitation Only – Book One

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Cammie Childs is a dynamic career woman on the brink of divorce.

During a successful business trip to London, she falls into bed with the enigmatic, but egotistical, Zander Shaw.

After a night of wild and passionate sex, they go their separate ways.

For Cammie, their time together meant nothing and was just another part of her sexual reawakening.

Days later, Jensen, a drop-dead gorgeous chauffer, turns up at Cammie’s door with an offer she may not be able to refuse.

Instantly attracted to Jensen, and wanting to see him again, she accepts the mysterious invitation, but who is playing a game with her, and does she have any hope of winning?

Zander: By Invitation Only: Book Two

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Zander Shaw is a handsome, charming, yet egotistical businessman with the world at his feet.

Immune to the allure of the female sex, he lives by the motto, treat ’em mean, keep ’em keen.

That is until Camilla Childs walks into his life.

After a night of kinky and passionate sex, he decides she is the one.

Falling madly in lust, he whisks her away to the French Riviera.

The glamorous location and jet set lifestyle help to seal the deal, but she can’t get Jensen out of her mind.

Has she chosen the wrong guy?

Keeping her thoughts to herself, it isn’t long before Cammie realises he won’t let her get away so easily.

But little does Zander realise, a secret he considered buried is threatening to come forward and rock the foundations of his priviliged life to its very core.

Jensen: By Invitation Only: Book Three

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Jensen Shaw is as handsome and charming as his brother, Zander.Jensen Shaw is as handsome and charming as his brother, Zander.

Unfailingly kind and gentle, he lives his life working as a chauffeur for Zander, waiting for the day he can finally take his place in the family company.

Zander means everything to him–the only member of his family still alive.

But, with the arrival of Cammie into his brother’s life, Jensen is thinking the unthinkable–he wants her for himself. But if he continues along that path, he risks losing the one person that means more to him than anybody else.

Failing to keep his distance, Jensen is unaware he is being watched.

Somebody from his past is about to step into his present.

What will her reappearance mean for Jensen and Zander?

Will Cammie survive the fall-out?

The truth is about to be revealed.

 

Belle Brooks is Always Together!

Belle Brooks is the picture perfect jack of all trades author. She’s penned romantic heartbreak, soul-searching drama, psycho mind-bending thrillers, children’s self-esteem builders, and now young adult prose. She is willing to take that leap and put her best foot forward, which is a mighty fine set of shoes got working in her favor.

 

In her latest release, Miss Not Together, Brooks tackles the harsh realities of turning from girl to woman, innocence to maturity, and young love’s confusion into a sweet tale of growth and admiration for the human condition. In Hilary and Grayson she knocks out each end of the teen growth cycle. One paved in innocence and buried in her school to work to avoid growing up, while the other faces survival after tragedy and despair to keep his family going. Grayson is by no means the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, but circumstances leave him in a place where protecting what’s sacred for his family leaves him in a bind.

Hilary unravels through the leap from childhood to adulthood as she deals with her own feelings about her parents, her school, her peers, and her new frenemy relationship with Grayson. Brooks tackles these issues with a dash of humor, a splash of tears, and a pinch of realism which truly suits the genre. Bravo on a job well done with the YA genre and the issues which keep teens not so together!

 

Miss Not Together by Belle Brooks 

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📚Blurb📚
Meet Hilary Watts: pretty, straight A-student, teachers’ pet, goody two-shoes, totally has it all together—and has never been kissed, or even had a boyfriend for that matter.

Meet Grayson Dymicks: badarse persona, new guy in school, just moved in next door, volatile—and a total jerk.

When Hilary finds herself attracted to the very person she shouldn’t be, she never imagines all her well-placed Jenga blocks will come crashing down—or that her first ever kiss will be with a boy every girl in school wants for themselves.

Hilary’s life is turned upside down and she realises she’s not as put together as she thought. Instead, she’s as totally messed up as all the other teenage girls her age—but is this a romance destined for a happily ever after or a broken heart?

If you love Beth Reekles and John Green, then you will adore Miss Not Together!

Up to Bat—begin your journey with Sam and Blake!

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Blurb: 
I’ve planned well, studied hard, and dreamed of my future. It keeps me alive, ignoring the things from my painful past. The thing about life is that it can throw a curveball into your path that you can’t anticipate, and plan accordingly.

But life’s cruel. It offers both good and bad, and no time for the right reaction.

My junior year of college should be one of the best but my chance run-in with a loner freshman that harbors deep secrets soon pulls me into her mysterious world.

Unfortunately, her omissions of truth find me in a dangerous place.

Then, I meet Blake Angel. He is one of those curveballs of life…easy on the eyes, and every time we touch, sparks fly. But I can’t. I won’t. I have a game plan, a play-by-play for my future.

Before I realize it, everything has changed. The hidden secrets and lies only confuse me more. Worse, I may not be able to save myself, Samantha Sawyer, from those that now hunt me—and I have no idea why.

CM Genovese MC Series and More!

 

CM Genovese, where does one start? He’s an author who understands the depth of character development and how it moves the plot along as well as suspense and conflict. He also creates a society where the laws are loose, but the judge and juries are decided by the underworlds who rule it.  He challenges the traditional and sorts out the outlaws or rather presiding justice of the outlaws.

Calm’s Storm, the title alone exudes the motif at hand. An adjective which possesses a noun is cleaver and truthful. He does the same with the prequel, Anger’s Fear. Genius! The titles exude a sophistication which traditionally is not seen in many works. He not only breathes life into the titles, but he also hits the literary home run with them.

Link and Tesla’s unique relationship presents a paradox of sorts. Link exemplifies confidence with all that his lawless, restless, and unrefined behaviors. While Tesla shows promise, purity in an unpure society, and freedom. Their ties create a bond which holds the glue together for the MC, but is it strong enough when you throw in a cult, runaways, and a plethora of business deals which could be powder kegs with one misstep? The brilliance in CM Genovese’s details and infusion of literary tricks makes this a read not worth missing!

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About the Author:

Love is not always patient. Love is not always kind. It cuts deep, and it scars. It sometimes hardens a fragile heart. CM Genovese spins sexy tales that pair bad boy alpha males with tough, wild, and feisty women. Both with quick tongues and fiery tempers. Neither with a hint of inhibition. Real romance doesn’t take place on rose petals. It happens on the hood of a car. This is romance in the raw.
Under the pen name Chris Genovese, I write romantic books that aren’t quite as dark. Under the pen name Carver Pike, I write horror and dark fantasy. So, CM Genovese is right in the middle. It’s edgy, gritty romance.

LJ Shen and her bad boys!

Brilliant, sexy, jaded, inspired are the first words that come to mind when I think about The Kiss Thief. This started as the dark underpinnings of the God Father and twisted to Brave then morphed into Beauty and the Beast before my eyes. In Shen fashion, emotions of anger and bitterness bubble within at the cruel rules of a particular underworld with ideologies which serve their own purpose; These are equally balanced with dreams, desires, and destiny. The mindset and standards by which Shen holds each of her characters to are beyond words for me to pen. The Kiss Thief is going to be a hard read to beat in 2019!

 

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Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs.
Release Date: January 9th.

Blurb:

They say your first kiss should be earned.
Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.
They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.
Mine were broken before we left church.
They say your heart only beats for one man.
Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.
I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.
Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.
They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.
I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.
One kiss.
Two men.
Three lives.
Entwined together.
And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

Check out more fabulous reads from LJ Shen http://www.authorljshen.com/

 

The Playbook by Maggie Jane Schuler

Thank you Red! I’m glad you enjoyed Sam and Blake’s Finale!

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The Playbook

The Playbook by Maggie Jane Schuler
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The Playbook picks up right where Up to Bat ended. We were left wondering what will happen with Sam. All of the questions you asked and waited anxiously to know the answers to are revealed but not everything will be as you expect. Maggie Jane Schuler does an amazing job of keeping the readers on their toes in this romantic suspense filled book.

I fell in love with Blake and Sam while reading book 1. I can relate to Sam’s innocence and instant love for Blake. My whole heart wants them to find their HEA. Their whirlwind romance compounded by the stress and drama surrounding the pair made me read on and on into the night just waiting to see who is responsible for the chaos. Who is causing the problems which seems to be following Sam where ever she goes?

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Drew Sera’s Fragile

Drew Sera touched my weak point when she titled her prose work Fragile, and the multiple meanings behind the single word drove home the dynamic characterization of Sydney, Colin, and Anthony. The intricate dance between dominant and submissive and trainer to lover is delicately woven between the pages of this prose. Sera drives home the idea of human nature and the innate desire to seek security and care from trusted sources. She opens the doors to vulnerability and the search for security and safety in a world which throws most to the wolves. The dom and sub relationship is then sewn into the fabric of how the BDSM world draws order and rules to the otherwise less chaotic structures of the real world. For Sydney, Colin, and Anthony this twists a bit as the human heart slithers into the formula, and they soon find themselves in a position which could rock their orderly agreement and make or break their hearts.

For all those who understand how fragile the line is between chaos and order, love and heartbreak, acceptance and rejection and all those connections in between, Sera hits on them all and then leaves the reader needing more. For my first introduction to Sera, it taught me a lesson or two and now has me ready to push forward to more of her penned works.

Buy link: https://drewsera.com/product/fragile/

Up to Bat – Limited Time Sale

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Monday, November 19 through November 26, 2018 Up to Bat is #onsale for a #limited time before the release of the sequel The Playbook!

Up to Bat: Book One of  The Diamond Series

Buy Links: https://books2read.com/Up-to-BatMJSchuler

Blurb:

I’ve planned well, studied hard, and dreamed of my future. It keeps me alive, ignoring the things from my painful past. The thing about life is that it can throw a curveball into your path that you can’t anticipate, and plan accordingly.

But life’s cruel. It offers both good and bad, and no time for the right reaction.

My junior year of college should be one of the best but my chance run-in with a loner freshman that harbors deep secrets soon pulls me into her mysterious world. Unfortunately, her omissions of truth find me in a dangerous place.

Then, I meet Blake Angel. He is one of those curveballs of life…easy on the eyes, and everytime we touch, sparks fly. But I can’t. I won’t. I have a game plan, a play-by-play for my future.

Before I realize it, everything has changed. The hidden secrets and lies only confuse me more. Worse, I may not be able to save myself, Samantha Sawyer, from those that now hunt me—and I have no idea why.

The Playbook: Book Two in The Diamond Series

Cover reveal: November 26, 2018

Release Date: December 11, 2018

Blurb:

Things aren’t always what they seem…

Some claim college is four years of trivial experiences, and a means to an end. I believed it when I structured my days in an endless set of routines. Then, I befriended Adriana. She brought with her baggage which would change my perception forever.

I also met Blake Angel.

What started out with some innocent flirting, wedged me, Sam Sawyer, under his wing for protection. Criminals stalk our every move, like a long game of cat and mouse. His playbook—well, ours—starts to unravel in front of us. He rules the world as coach, mentor, protector, and possibly my future. Over the course of time, my protector turns into my lover. Blake vows to save me and turn the world upside down to get what he wants. But this mess owns us, and somehow, we need to solve this puzzle of betrayal smothering us.  

If not, we may lose this game and our happily ever after.

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Buy Links: (pre-order) books2read.com/ThePlaybookMJSchuler

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