Category Archives: Interesting Reads

Pike Turns Up the Heat on Education!

Grad Night sets into play ever educators frustrations with the triangle of the education system: The administration, the parents. and the students. Carver Pike lights up every surface issue plaguing the system and then drives the stake right into the center of the issue. Pike has a knack for pulling out the day to day and preying on the deeper senses of your imagination. Those normal things that shouldn’t curl your toenails and cause the hair on your neck to stand at attention, but he grabs those ordinary things and twists them into the deepest fears lurking in the recesses of your mind. A well played out horror story played on the ideals Hitchcok laid out decades ago that a good suspense horror is based on dramatic irony. However, it is apparent that Pike also plays off the satirical nature of mankind’s deepest evils—himself.

Blurb:

This is not YA horror, and these aren’t your typical teenagers.

The teachers at DS High know something’s not right. It’s the reason they don’t stay late to grade papers, they leave school in packs so nobody’s alone, and they stay away from the one boy with the cult-like following. Evil walks the high school hallways and everyone knows its name: James Bender.

They’ve made it through the school year unscathed. Well, almost. Now, the graduating class is planning something special for their favorite teachers. It’s by personal invite only.

Teachers are dying for an invitation. Here’s yours.

Join us at this year’s Grad Night party. It’ll be one you’ll never forget.

Carver Pike takes ordinary circumstances, cinches them tight with razor wire, and then saws back and forth. Gasp for air, holler for help, and pray for an end to the madness.

Buy Links: mybook.to/GradNight

Filthy Playboy—Perhaps a Bit More Chaste!

Dexter Collins wears his cocky suit on the outside, but inside, he’s a different kind of storm. His story isn’t one he’s wanted to share until Abigail slips into his thoughts and won’t leave. He’s maybe cocky in the firm, but when it comes to Abigail, he’s tormented and unrefined in her wake.

Sloane Howell and Alex Wolf create the perfect paradox in Dexter Collins. His dynamic character a perfect juxtaposition between his outside cockiness and inside momma’s boy heart. Unlike Decon and Decker, Dexter rides the fine line of quirky humor and wit with a filthy sexual appetite, but his emotions rise up upon his sleeve to those with a keen eye and listening ear. He’s everything Abigail hadn’t planned on but deep down she knows he’s pudding in her hand! Unfortunately careers, family, geography and egos always play a big part in breaking down the rules and Dex and Abby certainly break their own rules.

Filthy Playboy → https://geni.us/FilthyPlayboy
Paperback → https://geni.us/FPPaperback

Need to catch up on the others?
Cocky Playboy → https://geni.us/CockyPlayboy
Possessive Playboy → https://geni.us/PossessivePlayboy

Michaelson’s Ice Queen is a timeless holiday read!

 

Zane Michaelson takes the folklore of the season to a whole new level. He writes a tale of life, love, salvation, and preservation. In true Michaelson style, he infuses sweet twists of fate, which mark this work with his most notable talent as an author. He centers the Ice Queen around the central theme of people do not always know makes others tick, but they do know what it takes to survive and navigate best for themselves. This tale does not come free of struggle, with a glimpse of heartache, a sprinkle of what-ifs, and a handful of surviving change over time, but it does come packed full of a sweet rejuvenation, a shine of fate, and a delicious spoonful of love. Grab your hot cocoa and snuggle in for this timeless holiday read.

 

Buy Links: https://geni.us/WfXtSg

Blurb:

On Christmas Eve, a small rowing boat washes up on Liberty Island in New York City.

The small vessel houses the frozen body of a silver-haired woman adorned with a jewel-encrusted crown resting on her head.

Kylie Winter, a beautiful and ambitious reporter, is first on the scene, and like the rest of the world, she is immediately drawn into the mystery.

Dubbed the Ice Queen by media outlets worldwide, a race begins to identify who the angelic frozen castaway is and where she came from?

Kylie happens upon a man tormented with grief who claims a connection with the frozen beauty.

Driven by her instincts and curiosity for the fantastical story presented to her by this stranger, Kylie embarks on a magical adventure which opens her eyes to the beauty most lose as children; the ability to believe in magic.

…Sometimes, you just have to believe in the unbelievable.

 

 

In the Unlikely Event: The Most Likely of Things Happen!

Lies, deceit, undermining in the name of love, protection, self-sacrifice is the wild ride of the game between Aurora and Malachy. The star crossed lovers met in a twenty-four-hour whirlwind love affair. One destined to bind them and destined to destroy all they know. A contract written on a napkin ties their future together. But is the future one they can handle?

L.J. Shen creates an unorthodox paradox of the lover’s triangle in her latest work. However, this lover’s triangle digs deep into the id and super-ego with the ego tamping down the two as they quarrel over the plight of their situation. Shen develops a web of human interaction that interferes with fate all in the name of protecting the ones you love most. She successfully destroys the hero and heroine and unfolds the dirty details of a past better left hidden, a present built upon lies, and a future set in the stars. Shen takes a chance in this work with a stylistic choice of speaking from the grave, utilizing personification in a unique manner, and providing a specific context where changing POV from animate to inanimate which supplies a richness over the entire work. Never fear, Shen is still the risk-taker with all the taboo and anti-heroism mixed nicely with these new elements in the craft. My hats off to Shen for taking In the Unlikely Event to most likely to happen in a paradoxical work that highlights fate cannot be ignored, so it’s best to stop fighting it!

 

Blurb:

𝑆𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒𝑠 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑚𝑒𝑒𝑡 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑, 𝑠𝑜 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚 𝑎 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠.

A one-night stand born from vengeance in a foreign land.
An explosive chemistry neither of us could deny.
We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together.
Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here.
In New York.
And he’s America’s music obsession.
The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees.
The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe.
Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king.
But a king he became, and now I’m his servant.
I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands.
I have a career I love.
A boyfriend I adore.
An apartment, a roommate, a life.
I changed. He changed, too.
But Mal kept the napkin.
Question is, will I keep my word

Buy Links: Coming Soon

 

 

Possessive Playboy: When the stakes change the game!

Deacon Collins isn’t quite sure how to handle himself when he begins an office sexcapde with Quinn Richards. Unfortunately for Deacon, Quinn treats this for what it is—office sex only and he wants more. Deacon seeks to raise the stakes and capture the full-time attention of Quinn, while she has lofty goals in place which do not include Deacon Collins.

Sloane Howell and Alex Wolf take the Collins dynasty to a new level with Deacon. The wealthy lawyer trope isn’t new, but what is refreshing and fun is Quinn’s attitude and mindset. She knows what she wants and refuses to waver from her end goals. Her drive and moral gauge help fuel the intrigue and change in Deacon. Unlike the first couple in Cocky Playboy, Decker and Tate who are mirror images of one another, Deacon and Quinn each hold separate strengths that complement one another. The dynamic combination of Deacon recognizing from the get-go he wants Quinn, as well as Quinn’s self-directed and confident demeanor, set the tone for this second work in the Cocky Suits Chicago collection. A fun-loving read, with all the banter Howell and Wolf are known for wrapped into a nice HEA!

Blurb:

Policy: Don’t sleep with your brother’s secretary.

Problem: Deacon Collins is a wealthy playboy and does what he pleases.

It started out innocent.

He yanked her into the supply closet and lost his briefs. Not the legal kind.

Now, he wants more.

More of her soft curves and sweet mouth.

More than just quickies against a cabinet.

Quinn can throw the flowers he sends in the trash and hide behind company policy all she wants.

At the end of the day…

He will have her.

If you love wealthy, possessive alpha males and strong heroines, this series is for YOU!

Possessive Playboy is the second book in the Cocky Suits Chicago series, but they can be read in any order. It’s a full-length standalone romance novel with a Happily Ever After.

https://geni.us/PossessivePlayboy

Ashes to Ashes—All is fair in the game of life…

The final chapters of Tyson Reece’s walk on the dark side leave the reading community weeping yet hopeful as justice prevails in the end. Zane Michaelson left the ink wet on this trilogy and no doubt remained in anyone’s mind where justice is served in the most unlikely of ways. Michaelson completes Reece’s tragic walk on the dark side of crime and corruption with the most altruistic of outcomes. From start to finish Michaelson serves justice and sticks with his themes despite the rough road they pave. There is no substitute for staying on the moral path to good, and evil never walks the path of freedom. Bravo Mr. Michaleson on a job sweetly showing where upholding the truth will set one free.

 

Selling my Soul: Part Three – Ashes to Ashes
by Zane Michaelson

☞Buy Link – https://geni.us/tBq2BW3

💔Blurb
A sickening death shatters Tyson Reece’s heart into a million pieces, sending him spiralling further into addiction and reliance on Kieran Wayland.

DI Zara Mulaney realises she has lost control and is terrified Tyson will die, either at the hands of Wayland or the drugs he craves to get him through the day.
Worrying about Tyson isn’t the only matter Mulaney must contend with–her boss, Giovanni Mallea, now knows she is working against him.

Terrified she knows enough to send him to jail for life, he carefully weighs up his options.

Is there anything that could lead back to him, Wayland, or worse still, Lena Aarden?

The final pieces of the puzzle are moving into place, but with more surprises to come, who will live to tell the tale?

Selling my Soul Series:

SELLING MY SOUL – THE SERIES
by Zane Michaelson

COMING SOON with EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT!
☞Pre-order Link – https://geni.us/1BxrS3

Blurb:
In the dark corners of society lies the greedy and lecherous who prey on the weak and poor.
Welcome to the world of Tyson Reece, a man with a haunting past.

That past comes calling in the form of Reece’s ex, Kieran Wayland, a devilish man who believes he’s immortal in the underworld of crime lords.

In a series of parallel events, DI Zara Mulaney suspects Wayland’s hands are dirty in multiple unspeakable crimes and has been working tirelessly, determined to bring him to justice.

Mulaney connects with Reece to form a working relationship, using Reece as an informant with his connection to Wayland.
Unfortunately, Reece and Mulaney wrap themselves in a case far more twisted and revolting than they prepared for the deeper they uncover the trail of Wayland’s powerful connections.

Who can they trust and who will live to tell the tale?
There are no winners in this revolting world of drugs, sex trafficking, pornography and murder. There are only the survivors and the dead.

Read the acclaimed series from Zane Michaelson and prepare to be pulled into a world many refuse to believe exists.

Howell and Wolf—Cocky Together!

 

Decker Collins waits for no one and expects the world to kowtow to his wishes. He’s one smart successful attractive lawyer. However, when Tate Reynolds enters his path in the most unconventional way he finds himself a little less cocky and a lot more challenged. Reynolds makes no mistakes as she takes over his thoughts and soon his world beats to a new drum.

For a first co-authored work, Sloane Howell and Alex Wolf turn up the heat with Decker and Tate. The craft of each author is felt as they move through the cocky styles of both main characters and the strength they build not only on the professional level of the white-collar corporate dynamics but also with the power plays in the bedroom. A bright light in the author’s craft within the prose is the uncanny ability to detect the voice each author brings to the story. No doubt they will only get stronger the more they collaborate.

Blurb:

He’s a bastard in Burberry.

Decker Collins knows how to do one thing—win.

When his billion-dollar law practice moves to merge with a firm out of Dallas, she shows up to oversee the transition.

Tate Reynolds—the vixen in Versace.

She’s whip-smart, sassy, and gorgeous. Oh, and she doesn’t take any of Decker’s sh*t.

With the merger hanging in the balance, they go to war with each other.

There’s only one problem. This war isn’t just about business.

Because when they’re not butting heads…

They’re banging headboards.

Buy links:
US: https://amzn.to/31LezMq
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YNSZZQX
CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07YNSZZQX
AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07YNSZZQX

 

Caught in the Lies—Shea’s hot number

Jill Bennet and Cameron McClain light the sheets on fire when they meet, but they soon realize the pulse beating between them is stronger than either of them can resist. Unfortunately, with lies of omission, they catch up with them before truths can be revealed.  When faced with the realities of day to day life choices, they ignore the most basic of human needs—love.

Kacey Shea reaches deep into the heartstrings with Jill and Cam. She works through the nature of the love beyond the trope, with an artistry which colors each work she publishes. She reaches the depth of human compassion and realism true of her Caught works and takes it to another level of goodness. Jill and Cam try to hide beneath the lies of an initial one stand, but soon come to realize that not every one night stand is equal. Through masterful storytelling, Shea brings to life a passionate tale of nonchalance, uncovered in true chivalry and magic between two souls meant to be paired and sewn together with unconditional love. Once again, Shea brings the heat with a firefighter willing to burn up the pages of love and a happy ever after.

 

There is a prequel, well worth each flip fo the page available also!

🔥One Hot Night 🔥

Prequel Blurb:

“You’re trouble, you know that?”

Fire captain Cameron McClain thinks I’m the meddlesome one, but he’s the instigator. His rugged good looks and confident sense of humor should be illegal. Not to mention his dimples.

They’re partially to blame for why I leave this party and follow him back to his room. I knew we had chemistry, but from the second his lips meet mine, my body catches on fire. All it takes is one touch and the attraction between us combusts into an undeniable heat.

One hot night. That’s all we were meant to be. But now that I know how good we are together, how can I stay away?

ONE HOT NIGHT is a short and steamy prequel to CAUGHT IN THE LIES and available for FREE on all retailers.

Amazon: http://mybook.to/OneHotNightPrequel
iBooks, Nook, & Kobo: http://books2read.com/OneHotNight

🔥 Caught in the Lies 🔥

Novel Blurb:

Fire captain Cameron McClain dropped into my life with as much subtlety as an unsolicited d*ck pic. I shouldn’t be attracted to him, but I am. He’s too old for me, too alpha for my tastes, and too bossy in the bedroom. Though, I have to admit he knows exactly how to use his . . . firehose.

I’m not interested in a forever kind of relationship, but he’s down for whatever I’m willing to give. Our arrangement is perfect. At least that’s how it begins. I never wanted the happily ever after, but he’s just so tempting.

The smart choice would be to end things before they combust, but for some reason I can’t push Cam away. The harder I try, the harder he—well, you get the picture.
I wish things were different. I want to be someone worthy of his devotion. But the secrets I hold close, they don’t just eat me up inside, they destroy anyone who gets too close.

So, I won’t fall in love. Simple, right?

Wrong. So freaking wrong. I don’t just fall. I crash and burn for this man. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Turns out I’m not the only one telling lies and keeping secrets, and his are enough to rip us apart forever.

CAUGHT IN THE LIES is available now in ebook, audio, and print! Read FREE with KindleUnlimited or buy at special release week pricing!

http://mybook.to/caughtinthelies

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Kaylee Rose—For the Love of Us

People traditionally meet, fall in love, marry, live a little life as partners, have kids, raise kids, and then…the empty nest hits. Callie finds herself wondering if Brad still desires her now that the house is empty and the chaos is gone.

For the Love of Us is a debut release for author Kaylee Rose. Her ability to grab the audience through slapstick style humor between long-time friends keeps the laughing at a high and the reality of the empty nest on a fun roll. She tackles a huge issue which happens to many moms after the kids leave and the spouse continues on their career path, leaving many moms empty and lost. Rose builds this short novel with a ton of heart and infuses many relatable experiences. Her motif of the garlic bread, as part of a family tradition in an untraditional sense, ties this work together in the same sense that being sexy in an unsexy place in one’s life continues to hold the glue together and rebuilds a stagnant relationship. A strong debut, with room for Rose to grow and explore style and craft on many different fronts of the empty nest lifestyle.

‘𝑭𝑶𝑹 𝑻𝑯𝑬 𝑳𝑶𝑽𝑬 𝑶𝑭 𝑼𝑺: 𝑭𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝑲𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝑶𝒖𝒓 𝑳𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝑨𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆’ 
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝑲𝒂𝒚𝒍𝒆𝒆 𝑹𝒐𝒔𝒆
☞𝑨𝒎𝒂𝒛𝒐𝒏 𝑳𝒊𝒏𝒌 –mybook.to/KRose4thelove
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#KindleUnlimted

What happens when the kids leave for college and you remember you’re not just mom, but a woman too?
Simply going through the motions, on autopilot day after day, weighed heavily on me.

The one thing which bonded my husband and me, before the kids came along, was slowly cast aside as their needs grew more demanding.

Intimacy became an act; a performance, without the desire, passion, and lust we once shared.

My need to feel desired and wanted by my husband ate at me and I was determined to make him see the woman he married.
I wasn’t going to give up and hatched a plan, one which would hopefully forge a new beginning for us.

Fighting to keep our love alive was a risk, but, for us, I was prepared to do anything.

Author Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Avaline Saddlebags: The Mystery Behind the Drag!

Murders are never an easy pill to swallow. When DI Dylan Monroe investigates the second death within the transgender community, he goes into overdrive with a clock ticking against him and his team to catch a serial murder out to destroy innocent targets. What Monroe soon uncovers opens him up before a world he understood, but now he becomes an active participant in order to bring peace back to the community.

Netta Newbound and Marcus Brown nail this mystery to the wall in their debut co-write. They infuse suspense, realism, humor, and a trail of red herrings along the path of uncovering the cold-hearted truth. The combined styles of Newbound and Brown complement one another with an infusion of wholesome and grit within the talented cast of characters they develop throughout the work. A fantastic mystery solved.

🧚‍♀️AVALINE SADDLEBAGS

DI DYLAN MONROE INVESTIGATES: ONE

by Netta Newbound & Marcus Brown

☞ Buy Link – https://geni.us/cVUJt

eBook, Paperback, Kindle Unlimited

Blurb:

Following the brutal murders of Jade Kelly and Gina Elliot, newly promoted DI Dylan Monroe is assigned to work the case, alongside DS Layla Monahan.

As the body count rapidly rises—each slaying more savage than the last—it soon becomes clear the butchered and mutilated victims have one thing in common—they are all male to female transsexuals.

With time against them, Dylan is forced to go undercover in the only place that provides a link to the victims—Dorothy’s, a well-known drag and cabaret bar in the heart of Liverpool.

Avaline Saddlebags is a gripping, often amusing, psychological thriller with an astonishing twist that will take your breath away… change can be DEADLY!

Connect with the authors:

Netta Newbound: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Marcus Brown: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram