Escape from Heartland
The Great Escape (Dilbury Village #2)
A tropical beach paradise in Mexico was the last place Georgie Basset expected her decimated heart to be jump-started again, not after sheâd been jilted the year before by her fiancÃ©, leading to said breakage. But when she spotted Weston Argent jogging along the beach, all bronzed with ripped muscles like some Greek God out of a modern-day Baywatch scene, she nearly choked on her cocktail. She knew immediately she was in trouble, sheâd never reacted so strongly to a man on first glance.
However, after a disastrous first date with him, she headed back home to Dilbury, resigned to never seeing him again. That is, until Weston turned up unexpectedly at her dog grooming parlour with Bertie the French bulldog, a species she had a real weakness for. She couldnât help but wonder if fate was playing a helping hand. But each time she saw him, their encounters never went smoothly, resulting in some mortifying and hilarious escapades. Despite their undeniable attraction, there was something about Weston that she couldnât quite put her finger on, something that concerned her.
When the truth finally came to light, Georgie was convinced that all men were dogs, except she knew that was an insult to dogkind. Ever the meddler, her best friend, Abbie, intervened, knowing in her heart that despite what had happened, Weston was full of good intentions, and was undoubtedly Georgieâs Prince Charming.
The question remained, could he convince Georgie of that, or would he forever remain in the dog house?
While The Great Escape is a standalone story, it's the second in the Dilbury Village series of romantic comedy novels. All of them will be set in the quaint fictitious English hamlet in the Shropshire countryside, but feature a different village couples' story.
Warning, if you are of a sensitive disposition when it comes to toilet humour, then the Dilbury Village series may not be for you!
Never The Bride (Dilbury Village #1)
Abbie Carter felt doomed as she clutched her bouquet and started walking up the aisle. Again. She felt like she was stuck in some kind of Groundhog Day wedding nightmare. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Eight dresses, most of them hideous, were already stuffed in her attic space. She had more bridesmaid dresses than relationships. Was she really that unlucky in love? She despaired of ever finding her soul mate and was convinced that if she packed away dress thirteen in her attic, sheâd never get to wear the coveted white one and have her happy ever after.
That was until she locked eyes with one of the handsome ushers, whose wink turned her elegant and well-practiced glide up the aisle into a flailing Bambi-on-ice spectacle. Miller Davis was the first man in forever to make her heart skip a beat, as well as her legs turn to jelly. And, for once, her interest in a man didnât seem to be one-sided. It was just a shame that the Atlantic Ocean separated them. Abbie couldnât even make a relationship with her elderly fat pooch, Sumo, work, so what chance did she have with a permanent New Yorker? Her best friend, Georgie, told her to ignore the miles that separated her from Miller and to go for it, saying that true love knew no bounds.
Was Abbie fated to always be the bridesmaid, or would her wish for the perfect day with the man of her dreams ever come true?
While Never The Bride will be a standalone story, it's the first in the Dilbury Village series of romantic comedy novels. All of them will be set in the quaint fictitious English hamlet in the Shropshire countryside, but feature a different village couples' story.
Charlotte Fallowfield writes contemporary romantic comedy novels. She comes from the United Kingdom and is half French. She lives in the wonderful countryside of Wales, surrounded by rolling hills, trees and fields full of sheep and cows. Her writing aids include chocolate, Ben & Jerryâs and copious amounts of coffee. Reading was her main pastime, until she discovered the joy of writing, but she still tries to set aside time to indulge her appetite for funny, or steamy, reads by other authors too. She is yet to meet her Prince Charming, but lives with her extremely pampered fur baby, Pumpkin, kitten of mass destruction.
Her alter ego, C.J. Fallowfield, is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of contemporary humorous erotic romance novels. She started writing in October 2013 and released her first novel, New Leaves, No Strings (The Austin Series #1) in January 2014.
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Title: Finding Home
Series: Coming Home #2
Author: J.M. Adele
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: August 14, 2017
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Would they serve me on a platter, or just toss me in tank and use me as an exhibit? Some of the humans Mother captured spoke of places where even the ocean’s greatest predators were put on display for the amusement of the young and hardened of heart. An aquarium they called it. Manatees, dolphins, sharks. All subject to the degradation of living in a box for the rest of their days.
Oh, Poseidon help me, I’d rather die right now.
Almost as soon as my body contacted the sea floor, the rope connecting me to the human vessel tightened. An illusion of weightlessness befell me as it pulled me up. Despite already feeling drained, I swam against the pull right up until my entire body left the water. Suffocating aridness strangled me. I danged inside the net a good ten feet above the water, swaying along with the howling wind as if it was dancing with me.
I scanned the rough waters below, desperate for a trace that Lennox was around. But the sea was fuming. Furious, whether at me or the fisherman I didn’t know. Already turbulent waters intensified, until waves the size of small squalls slammed into the boat from all sides.
Even if Lennox was down there, and I doubted he was, there would be no way to see him through the chaos on the ocean’s surface. I didn’t waste much time searching. He’d said it himself; he was a warrior, a killer at heart. It wasn’t in his nature to go around saving anyone or anything unless it served his king. He was long gone, left me for dead.
“You see,” I heard the horrible man shout. “Look at that tail.”
“I’ll be damned. You weren’t seeing things after all, Reggie.”
“Yep. Heard stories about mermaids in this area. Didn’t much believe them. Until now, of course. She’s awfully pretty, too. Prettier than I ever imagined a mermaid could be.”
“What should we do with her?”
“Are you kidding? People would pay a fortune to just take a quick look at her. Mortgage their own houses, I bet. We’re gonna be rich!”
The blond man tapped his chin with his index finger, pondering the idea. A small, naïve part of me hoped he might listen to that slight little voice in his head, the one that should tell him I was a living thing. A sentient, conscious, and intelligent living thing and should be treated with common decency. His conscience should’ve told him to put me back in the water and drive his boat far out of here and leave me be.
Then this human, the one who moments ago seemed so kindhearted and eager to help me until my tail was exposed, reminded me of that one ever-important detail I managed to allow myself forget:
Humans have no conscience.
Title: Surviving Slater
Series: Loving Bad #2
By: Regan Ure
Publication Date: August 25, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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A few years ago after her son’s birth she stayed home and took another trip into the world of writing. After writing nine stories on a free writing website, winning an award and becoming a featured writer the next step was to publish her stories. If she isn’t writing her next novel you will find her reading soppy romance novels, shopping like an adrenaline junkie or watching too much television.
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Itâs New York! Broadway beckons, but Meg has more fun keeping an erotic triangle going with her current flame, Zach Cullen, and her drama coach, Josie Patrice.
Zachary Cullen has ignored Josette Patriceâs overtures for years, but she agrees to take on his latest protÃ©gÃ©-slash-arm-candy Meghan Keenan in her off-Broadway workshop theater. Though the girl has incredible talent, Josie would stake her reputation on that little thing being a switch-hitter, like herself, and she doesnât want Zach to be duped.
Josie sets out to seduce Meg and expose her for what she is, but all bets are off when Meg turns the tables on Josie to hook her up with Zach.
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Josie was shaking her head back and forth before Zach finished speaking. âThatâs not enough.â
Zach closed the distance between the two of them.
She pressed her back against the wall, and he placed his palms against it, framing her head. She licked her lips.
What was he doing? Sheâd imagined him being this close countless times, but not in this way. Not in anger. Not struggling with his sense of fairness over sharing another woman. She kept her arms locked at her sides.
âThatâs exactly what Meg said. What is enough? Do we draw lots for her?â
Josie shook her head.
âMaybe I can have her even days of the month and you odd days.â
âThat might work.â Josie could hardly breathe. Zachâs male scent was overpowering. Sheâd agree to almost anything, if he just stayed where he was. She should be afraid of him, but she wasnât. This was a man sheâd known for a decade. He might be very angry, even deeply pained, but he wouldnât hurt herâat least not physically.
âIt works for parking cars in the winter. Itâs a beginning, I guess.â His eyes darkened with a passion she couldnât decipher. She watched his eyes shut and re-open.
And then his mouth was crushing against hers. She tried to breathe through her nostrils. His muffled groans filled her mouth. Tentatively, she lifted her hands to his shoulders. It was as if he was in a trance. She sighed and pulled him closer. Maybe she was, too.
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Can the summer get any hotter? Escaping Southern Indiana summer heat, swingers Brett and Jen check out a Minnesota clothing optional RV resort, where the rules are very different from the swing lifestyle venues theyâre used to. When they spot a hot looking couple in the swimming pool, theyâre definitely interested, but they know better than to make the first move. Will Paul and Kim turn out to be players, or will Brett and Jen get a cold shoulder?
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âHi guys,â Kim said, giving Jen a hug. âWe ran into traffic, but weâre here at last. I love your outfit, Jen. That short skirt is just right for your long legs. You guys are fine dancers.â
âAnd you look fantastic,â Jen managed to say. âThat top is so sexy. As you said, just a touch of mystery. And I love those dangling earrings. They sparkle nearly as much as you do. Absolutely stunning.â
âThank you,â Kim murmured, turning to hug Brett.
âAs stunning as you look,â Paul said, gathering Jen into his arms for a long hug. âYou both look scrumptious. Good enough to eat. Right, Brett?â
Jen noticed Kim made no move to break away from Brettâs arms. She watched the olive-skinned woman drag her lips across Brettâs wrist before lifting it up and sliding onto the curved bench. Jen slid in from the other side, with the guys sitting on either end. A bare leg brushed against her left leg, a trousered one against her right. If those legs were meant to only tease, sheâd be very, very upset before the night was over.About the Author:
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Realm Enforcers #5
by Rebecca Zanetti
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pub Date: 8/1/2017
As she hunts for a drug lord killing her fellow witches, all Tessa Lansa’s instincts point to the Grizzly motorcycle club. That might be because their leader, Bear, is the strong, silent shifter type: warm brown eyes and more muscle and alpha male than any woman can ignore. Which makes Tessa’s plan to seduce and betray him all the more dangerous…
Bear doesn’t trust the curvy, blue-eyed witch. But Tessa can heal the injuries that sap his strength. And since he can’t stop thinking of her lush body and teasing smile, her plan to mate him to reclaim her own power is highly tempting. Just one problem. Once a desire this wild is loose, no one will ever control it…
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes contemporary romances, dark paranormal romances, and romantic suspense novels.
Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day—or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.
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Author: Shelly Hickman
Narrator: Jazmine Ramay
Series: Fortytude, Book One
Length: 6 hours 35 minutes
Publisher: Shelly Hickman
Released: July 2017
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Anna has never been the beautiful one; she’s always been the nice one. So when the gorgeous man sitting across the table at a wedding reception remembers her from high school—and quite fondly at that—she’s taken off guard. Formerly overweight and unpopular, Kiran has never forgotten Anna, the one person who was kind to him when no one else could be bothered, and Anna’s a bit flustered as she slowly comes to grips with his intense attraction for her. In what feels like a romantic dream come true, all-grown-up, hunky Kiran invites Anna on a trip to Varanasi. But her troubled, whack-a-do ex-boyfriend starts interfering, creating drama at every turn, which begs the question, “Can nice girls really finish first?”
Hello there! A little about me. A long-time Las Vegas native, I spend my days teaching computer technology to hormonal middle schoolers. I live with my husband of 20+ years and have a teenage daughter, grown son, and child of the furry persuasion. I'm a huge fan of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, as well as movies with stupid humor. Zoolander, Austin Powers, and Monty Python are some of my faves. And if you asked me where the best place in the world is, it would have to be Disneyland. I mean, it is the happiest place on Earth. I love to write about relationships, family as well as romantic, and my aim is to explore life's challenges with honesty and humor. A graduate of PCPA (Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts) and the Cabaret Conference at YALE, her credits include Cory (Barefoot in the Park), Penelope (Penelopiad), Gwendolyn (The Importance of Being Earnest), and the 2nd Wyrd Sister (Macbeth). Jazmine has worked in Theatre, Film and Television and has had appearances in Curb Your Enthusiasm and various TV and commercial spots. She was recently seen in the original cast of B Street Theatre’s World Premiere production of Bars and Measures. She has performed in fundraisers and musical variety’s like Broadway Beginnings and COLE, and was a part of a 1920’s review performing at Grauman’s Egyptian in Hollywood. She is currently working in Los Angeles as a Singer and Actress and closed four plays in 2016. She is currently working in Los Angeles.
Q&A with Author Shelly Hickman
I recently listened to God is Disappointed in You by Mark Russell and narrated by James Urbaniak. One of the places I listened was at the gym and the people around me must have thought me pretty amusing, because I would just smile and laugh while doing my workout. Audiobooks make the time fly, especially when you’re someone like me who hates going to the gym.
However, audiobooks make it so much easier for people to fit literature and non-fiction into their busy schedules. I recently listened to The Obesity Code by Jason Fung, and I can tell you if I tried to read that to completion, it wouldn’t have happened. As I said earlier, I just don’t have the attention span. As far as fiction goes, when you have a talented narrator such as Jazmine Ramay (smiles), the audio experience can make a story that much more enjoyable.
Hrithik Roshan is who I envision as Kiran. Honestly, I had no idea who he was before I started writing this book. I only discovered him when I searched for an Indian celebrity to model him after. Not only is he lovely to look at, in interviews he seems quite humble and gracious.
As far as reading slumps go, if I just start reading again that usually does the trick. Reading doesn’t require a certain frame of mind the same way writing does, so it’s much easier to pick it up again when the time and mood is right.
I’m also working on narrating my first book, Believe. My voice doesn’t possess the lovely speaking qualities of Jo or Jazmine, but I’ve heard that readers enjoy listening to an author tell her own stories. Believe is a very personal story about the loss of my first child to leukemia, and I’m very close to having all of the audio ready to send to a sound engineer. I know nothing about making audio up to specs for Audible!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2txv_fec9_M Author Shelly Hickman has put together a post about her dream cast for Vegas to Varanasi. Anna: Sarah Jessica Parker Kiran: Hrithik Roshan David: Steve Carrell Luke: John Taylor of Duran Duran Carly: Jane Levy Hayden: Brenton Thwaites Julia: Melissa McCarthy Richard: Alec Baldwin Christine: Kate Winslet Author Shelly Hickman has prepared a soundtrack for Vegas to Varanasi. https://open.spotify.com/user/jesstheaudiobookworm/playlist/0vAbXt5xHvn6YnKbZAZiLo Vegas to Varanasi Giveaway: $50 Amazon Gift Card Aug. 26th: Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm Aug. 27th: CGB Blog Tours Between the Coverz Aug. 28th: Lisa Loves Literature Aug. 29th: Jazzy Book Reviews Aug. 30th: The Bookworm Lodge Desert Rose Reviews The Literary ApothecarySep. 1st: Lomeraniel Sep. 2nd: The Book Addict's Reviews Elsie's Audiobook Digest Book Lover in Florida
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Title: Saved By Grace
Author: TJ Rudolph
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult
Release Date: August 30, 2017
Cover Designer: Dani Rene
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Seventeen year old Grace Delaney has been building up the courage to tell her best friend Aaron Wheeler that she is in love with him, but before she has a chance to, he is killed. She swears to never love again, until Chase Ryder walks into her life-a notorious bad boy from her home town. Everyone knows that Chase has spent time in juvi, but no-one knows why. Grace is determined to stay away from him, but Aaron's ghost keeps appearing and keeps telling her to move on. When Grace finds out that Chase, like her, had a damaged childhood, she finally understands why he pushes people away. She decides to try to break down those walls he has built around himself and show him that he is worthy of love. Grace is hiding a secret of her own about a life she lived before she met Chase. She tries to hide her past from him, but that secret is exposed. They learn to trust each other and fall in love--but then Grace finds out the truth about what really happened the night Chase’s father died. If Grace can't learn to accept all of Chase, including his past, she risks losing her second love, too
TJ Rudolph is a financial administrator from Cape Town, South Africa-a beautiful Town placed between the mountain and the sea. She started writing at the age of twelve and has recently taken to writing romance novels. If you don’t find her stuck behind a computer. You will probably find her writing music and playing her guitar... She spends most of her time reading, watching TV series, listening to music or spending time with her kids and husband. She loves all things colorful and is a hopeless romantic in principle.