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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:

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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 Boarโ€™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, heโ€™s here.
In New York.
And heโ€™s Americaโ€™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 Iโ€™m his servant.
Iโ€™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

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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 isโ€”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…

Heย willย 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.

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Ashes to Ashesโ€”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

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๐Ÿ’”Blurb
A sickening death shatters Tyson Reeceโ€™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 isnโ€™t the only matter Mulaney must contend withโ€“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

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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 Reeceโ€™s ex, Kieran Wayland, a devilish man who believes heโ€™s immortal in the underworld of crime lords.

In a series of parallel events, DI Zara Mulaney suspects Waylandโ€™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 Waylandโ€™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 Wolfโ€”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:

Heโ€™s a bastard in Burberry.

Decker Collins knows how to do one thingโ€”win.

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

Tate Reynoldsโ€”the vixen in Versace.

Sheโ€™s whip-smart, sassy, and gorgeous. Oh, and she doesnโ€™t take any of Deckerโ€™s sh*t.

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

Thereโ€™s only one problem. This war isnโ€™t just about business.

Because when theyโ€™re not butting headsโ€ฆ

Theyโ€™re banging headboards.

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Caught in the Liesโ€”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.ย  When faced with the realities of day to day life choices, they ignore the most basic of human needsโ€”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!

๐Ÿ”ฅOne Hot Night ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Prequel Blurb:

โ€œYouโ€™re trouble, you know that?โ€

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

Theyโ€™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. Thatโ€™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.

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๐Ÿ”ฅ Caught in the Lies ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Novel Blurb:

Fire captain Cameron McClain dropped into my life with as much subtlety as an unsolicited d*ck pic. I shouldnโ€™t be attracted to him, but I am. Heโ€™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.

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

The smart choice would be to end things before they combust, but for some reason I canโ€™t push Cam away. The harder I try, the harder heโ€”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 donโ€™t just eat me up inside, they destroy anyone who gets too close.

So, I wonโ€™t fall in love. Simple, right?

Wrong. So freaking wrong. I donโ€™t just fall. I crash and burn for this man. But thatโ€™s just the tip of the iceberg. Turns out Iโ€™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!

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Kaylee Roseโ€”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.

โ™ฅ ‘๐‘ญ๐‘ถ๐‘น ๐‘ป๐‘ฏ๐‘ฌ ๐‘ณ๐‘ถ๐‘ฝ๐‘ฌ ๐‘ถ๐‘ญ ๐‘ผ๐‘บ: ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’†๐’‘ ๐‘ถ๐’–๐’“ ๐‘ณ๐’๐’—๐’† ๐‘จ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’†’ย โ™ฅ
๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’†๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’† ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐‘ฒ๐’‚๐’š๐’๐’†๐’† ๐‘น๐’๐’”๐’†
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What happens when the kids leave for college and you remember youโ€™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 wasnโ€™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.

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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.

๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธAVALINE SADDLEBAGS

DI DYLAN MONROE INVESTIGATES: ONE

by Netta Newbound & Marcus Brown

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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 risesโ€”each slaying more savage than the lastโ€”it soon becomes clear the butchered and mutilated victims have one thing in commonโ€”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 victimsโ€”Dorothyโ€™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

 

In Too Deepโ€”Tyson’s Soul Sells Out.

 

Zane Michaelson takes drug lords and sex trafficking to a new low. Tyson’s slow path through hell continues from Pimped Out to In too Deep. Michaelson spares no one from the blemishes the underworld ropes in and spits out. This tale is painted with the hard cold truths about a world most societies brush under the carpet. Michaelson uses his prose power to bring reality to the surface and acknowledge the ruthlessness of crime lords and their tangled webs across providences and country lines. The world Tyson stepped into is beyond his comprehension and as much he works to keep his lover, Kyle, safe and the DI Zara Mulaney undercover he loses more of himself in this tortured game Keiran taunts him with.

Michaelson uses foreshadowing in the best of ways, as he continues this journey for Tyson Reece. He infuses a juxtaposition between the life Tyson envisions for himself through Kyle and the reality fo the life he feels he deserves in Kieran. It would not be in true Michealson form to be left waiting for just how cruel the world can be before justice is served or the bad guys win. In too Deep definitely leads the reader on a journey most refuse to recognize and leaves them waiting for Ashes to Ashes to figure out who’s burying who in this criminal world.

๐’๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ: ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐“๐ฐ๐จ
๐๐ฒ ๐™๐š๐ง๐ž ๐Œ๐ข๐œ๐ก๐š๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง

โ˜› Buy Link:
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‘If you haven’t read Selling my Soul: Part One – Pimped
Out grab a copy now’ – FREE for a limited time.
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โ˜ž ‘Selling my Soul: Part Three – Ashes to Ashes’
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๐Ÿ’”Blurb
Tyson Reece is locked inside a world of depravity. His life held tight at the mercy of his ex-boyfriend, Kieran Wayland.

DI Zara Mulaney continues to work tirelessly in the shadows, hoping to bring Wayland and his partner, her boss, Giovanni Mallea to justice.

Reece is caught in the cross-hairs between the undercover work of Mulaney and the evils of Wayland.

Wayland has spies everywhere and one of them is talking.

Has Reeceโ€™s deception been exposed?

The saga continues to play out with the clock ticking and the crime lords at large. What Reece doesnโ€™t realize is his head is already on a platter in this game of deceit, filth, and lies.

With the candle burning quickly, will Reece and Mulaney get the proof they need before Wayland sets his repulsive plan into motion?

Broken Knightโ€”Love isn’t simple!

 

Loveโ€”a simple four-letter word. But is it that simple? Love binds humanity together. Love builds connections between people. Love ties families together. Love is a term used to convey a deep appreciation for something. Love connects friends. Love has a flip side as well and it breaks and drives the human heart into the dark recesses of madness. Love infiltrates the line between rational and irrational behavior. Love compels people to be better and on the flip side, it drives them to know the worst of their own personalities. In the end, love is anything but simple.

LJ Shen tackles this complex relationship of love in her newest release, Broken Knight. Broken Knight touches every theme related to love: Love is fickle, Love is strength, love is family, love is friendship, love is nature, love is nurture, love is evil, love is broken, love is forever, and so much more. Knight Cole and Luna Rexroth are part of the many dualities Shen weaves into this prose of genius. Shen uses juxtaposition of motherhood in a motif which digs its way into the reader’s heart, and the recovery is one you won’t walk away from easily. She uses Knight and Luna as a beautifully constructed paradox of love and value of the fight that makes it worth the struggles. It’s a beautiful read with so much more beyond broken Knight, proving love isn’t simple; it’s worth every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears.

Buy Links:

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Amazon AU โžœย https://amzn.to/2KQ843O
Audio (narrated by Jacob Morgan and CJ Blooms) โžœ

Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.

Luna Rexroth is everyoneโ€™s favorite wallflower.
Sweet.
Caring.
Charitable.
Quiet.
Fake.
Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wantsโ€”namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language.
Who taught her how to laugh.
To live.
To love.

Knight Cole is everyoneโ€™s favorite football hero.
Gorgeous.
Athletic.
Rugged.
Popular.
Liar.
This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna.
But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesnโ€™t need his protection anymore.
When life throws a curveball at All Saintsโ€™ golden boy, heโ€™s forced to realize not all knights are heroes.
Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.

Savage Beast Hits the Mark!

There is something about Max Savage that draws the reader into his world from the first three sentences. He’s observant, reflective, and exudes a strength that forces your hand into falling into his web. Savage knows his way around the world and brings his specialty to Tulsa, Oklahoma. His charm finds himself in the middle of a puzzle with a hot, smart as a whip, witty female detective ready to make Tulsa open its doors to the big picture.

Sloane Howell unleashes a masterpiece of brilliance with Savage Beast. He paints the picture of Max Savage, Tulsa, and the underworld in a way only Howell knows how to do. Howell is spot on with the mystery and deceit and folds in a slight air of sexy mischief. He’s rich in exposition, but he’s not careless and frivolous with his intent. Howell builds up the rich good ‘ol boy’s network into an artful masterpiece which falls along the lines of Grisham, Brown, and Child’s works. What sets Howell apart from most authors is the ability to dive into new genres and take off running while nailing the themes and styles from the first word to the last word. A worthwhile read and I’m looking forward to more of Max Savage and Sloane Howell’s artistry!

Savage Beast (Max Savage #1) by Sloane Howellย 

Blurb:

They killed his best friend. Now, someone must pay.

Former soldier Max Savage lives off the grid, leaving behind the society that scorned him. But when his best friend’s murder is ruled a suicide, Savage is hellbent on finding who’s responsible and why.Partnering with a headstrong detective looking to prove her worth, Savage pursues a set of cryptic clues that lead to shady backroom deals and the highest levels of corruption.

As the clock dwindles, devastating secrets are revealed. The pair must decide whether to risk their lives against overwhelming odds or watch the world they love crumble down around them.

If you love pulse-pounding thrillers loaded with suspense, action, and twists you don’t see coming, Max Savage is for you! Click buy now and start reading today!

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