Date Published: 10-3-18
Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing
For twenty-four-year-old Skye Winters, criminal profiling is the perfect career: helping solve cases without all the emotional baggage. When her cousin, Kortney, becomes the latest in a string of young women to vanish, Skye’s professional and personal lives collide. Cue the nuclear mushroom cloud.
Amid the fallout, Skye meets Wes Carson, the mysterious and smart-mouthed new biker in her father’s motorcycle club. She tries to ignore their chemistry, even after accepting Wes’ aid in the search for Kort. Then one spontaneous afternoon takes them over the edge, forcing Skye to consider she might be in love. Too bad it’s with a liar.
Unraveling Wes' lies leaves Skye ensnared in an FBI investigation, making her question her profiling skills and her heart. With Wes in danger, her affection overrules her caution with disastrous results. Will Skye survive to solve the case, save Kort, and still salvage a relationship with Wes?
About the Author
Celeste Straub is a hopeless romantic who enjoys plotting the slightly sadistic journeys her characters go on before they finally reach their happily-ever-after. She enjoys a quiet country life in northeastern Pennsylvania, residing on a piece of the old family farm with her husband, son, and two cats. Writing as a hobby since childhood, Celeste spends her days as the grant writer and operations director for a local non-pro3t agency focusing on public health issues. When she’s not penning steamy romance scenes in her spare time, her interests include traveling, visiting amusement parks, collecting baseballs, hiking, and reading.
For Melissa: An Anthology
Presented by Wild Dreams Publishing
Genre: Multi Genre
With stories by:
Sheri Branson Chapman
An anthology dedicated to Melissa Lee, bringing together stories of strong independent women by some of today's favorite authors of the indie community.
When Melissa was diagnosed with cancer it shook our house to the core. Within a matter of days we started asking how can we help. The answer create an anthology dedicated to the strong woman that is our Melissa. Each story as a set of rules. one the main character is named Melissa. And her character must be strong. After that each story comes from the hearts of our authors. This book is forever dedicated to the teacher that touches the lives of the children that she meet. The authors who's lives have now been touched with her soft touch and strong will. And for the member of our family who we wish only the very best.
*All proceeds will be benefitting Melissa Lee during this difficult time. Our hearts & prayers are with her.
~* A special thanks to YM Zachery for her endless dedication
Melissa's Menagerie by Lori Hoopengardner
After the death of her parents, Melissa was on her own to carry on her family's secret. She was lonely, scared and busy. That is until she found some people she could trust. Friendships and more just seemed to happen.
The Rainbow Truck by Jeremy Simons
On the backroads of Louisiana, the unthinkable happened to Melissa. A truck tried to run her off the road. She could have let it go, but she was too proud for that. Besides, its color intrigued her. Oh yeah, and the blood on the tailgate.
She and Scott followed it to a secluded camp where their fortunes were forever sealed. She had to fight. She had to stand on her own two feet. She had to...survive.
But could it be that easy? Find out in The Rainbow Truck.
Unbound Wonder by Niki Livingston
Melissa’s past doesn’t define her and she refuses to allow her teenage trauma to hold her down. Believing in herself when no one else did, she became an instant fame in the music industry. And with the public eye on her, it wasn’t a surprise when she attracted a male admirer who didn’t have her best interest at heart. Another man who only craved to control and own her.
Now she must face her fears, both known and unknown, in order to gain the strength to battle the seemingly never-ending storm threatening her very existence. Rising to face her foes is only the beginning to taking back her power.
Lovelight by B. Tolentino
Blind but never felt unwanted, Melissa Chaplin lives peacefully in New Hampshire with her mother. Wanting to make progress in her life, she decides to take a step forward by applying for a part-time job only to be rejected as soon as she receives the phone call she was so excited about. Suddenly, the bruising pain of frustration of being visually impaired envelopes her, causing her to take a huge leap of faith by agreeing to be a patient to a doctor from Germany she meets for the first time.
Running from Ghosts by Cam Johns
Not telling the whole truth is the same as lying. It turns out, withholding secrets is more dangerous than being honest with the one you love. At least that’s what Melissa has come to realize. Now being forced to face her deceptions head on as the ghosts of her past come back to haunt her - threatening the life she has finally built - Melissa has to find a way to confront her dishonesty without losing the love of her life.
Onusby Sonya Jesus
Oliver: In onus memoria. I had it engraved on his tombstone so that when I went to visit, I could remember Ben died because I failed to protect him. In my onus, I let guilt corrode through any attempt at happiness. I let the blame overwhelm me because I deserved to be punished... He died because I wasn't watching.
Melissa by Davina Purnell
Oliver's been coming to group sessions for a year and half now. I wish I could say he's slowly getting better, but he's shown no progress and it worries me. I don't know how to break through to him or if he even wants me to, but I care about him too much not to try.
Till Death by Bella Emy
Happily Ever After.
That's what Mel thought she had found the day she met Brad.
Now, married for years with their two children, Austin and Brayden, Mel fears for their life. The man she once knew who had been so loving, supporting and caring has turned into a drunk, alcoholic, abusive husband and father, stopping at nothing to get his point across.
Will Mel be able to overcome her dread of living huddled up in a corner, fearing for her life and that of her sons, or will Brad place his hands on her one last and final time?
Witch’s Heart by Melanie Rodriguez
Melissa is a sophomore at the prestigious Circe Academy, a school that grooms only the finest of witches and warlocks. She finds herself an outcast to most of her peers and professors due to her half-human side. Wanting nothing more than to be a fully-fledged witch, she enlists the help of the wily and sarcastic spirit fox, Vic, who too has his own agenda. In order to retrieve the lost half of magic that she needs to accomplish her goal, Melissa must locate the human the old ritual demands she needs and must steal their “heart.” When she realizes who that human is, Melissa finds herself in a bind: does she complete her goal and fulfill her pact with Vic or does she let the special human go and continue to live her outcast life without the respect she deserves?
Choices Made by Justina Luther
At the age of 26 I, Melissa Leighton, thought I had my priorities right. I worked hard, kept my eye on my goals, and loved my mom and twin sister with all my heart. I broke my back to make us all proud and be the first in my family to become a doctor. The funny thing about life is, every choice we make changes something and the choices I made threatened to change everything.
My Shadow by Sheri Chapman
Melissa is drawn to wrong side of the law. For now, she contents her intrigue by pitting herself against the police. Through her own vices, she must figure out crimes before they can. Not only does it inspire her writing career, but it also gives her life an exciting edge. However, Melissa is being watched. The innovative woman must determine if her life in endanger before it’s too late…
From the Ashes by Sarah Stein
How far would you go to survive?
Melissa was the perfect child. She never complained, did amazing in school and made her parents happy. Or so she thought. Everything changed when she was told to pack her bags, and leave with a man she’s never met. But all is not what it seems as she has to fight not to lose herself in his custody.
Bittersweet Resilience by Shaan Ranae
The Ladie's Wager by Rosie Chapel
All For You by Veronique Poirier
The Lupie Warrior by Kristen Collins
Typical Hunter Day by Jenee Robinson
Melissa, The Queen of the Fairies by M.L. Ruscsak
Melissa and the Lost Tomb of Akila by K.A. Morse
Club Hooligans by Aim Ruivivar
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Date Published: November 19, 2018
Publisher: Harlow Hayes Books
The night of Christmas Eve changes everything for Rhema Clark, a 36-year-old housewife living on quiet Sugar Lane. One day she is hosting a birthday party for her 9-year-old son, Julian, the next she is watching her neighborhood become the backdrop for the perfect murder.
To gain power, Rhema inserts herself into the lives of the residents of Sugar Lane. She knows they have secrets, but none of them run deeper than her own. On the outside she is a kind and caring neighbor, but on the inside, something sinister lurks beneath. The media storm surrounding this murder could destroy her secret life and expose her for what she is.
But will her lust for power override her desire to keep her secrets?
About the Author
Harlow Hayes was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and is the author of fiction and non-fiction books. She has always had a passion for writing and storytelling in its many forms. When she’s not immersed in her writing, she enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction, watching classic movies, and listening to jazz with her dad. She is the author of 27 Revelations and You Got to Believe: A Guide to Managing Negative Influences and Expectations As You Prepare to Self-publish Your Book.
She currently lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Title: The Somber Call
Author: Michelle Dare
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design
Publication Date: November 30th, 2018
A tragic loss. A broken pack. A lone wolf.
The pack war was drawing closer, and Ariane found herself at a crossroad amid the chaos that was her life.
Which road should she follow? One gave her a chance at normalcy, while the other threw her deeper into turmoil.
She had new powers, a shifter for a boyfriend, and blood on her hands. There was also the lone wolf who had been cast out and sought solace with Ari as he fought to return home.
This wasnât how she thought her life would play out. Nevertheless, a decision had to be made. And in the middle of it was Orion, wondering which road Ari would follow.
Michelle Dare is a romance author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from new adult to fantasy. There arenât enough hours in the day for her to write all of the story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, sheâs a wife and mom living in eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will never have to see snow or be cold again.
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He only smiled and crooked a finger, beckoning me. “Come and sit in my lap.”
I pushed up the hem of my dress before scrambling to obey. He positioned me so I was straddling his lap. His erection pressed right up against my panties, and I whimpered with aching need.
“Uh-uh.” He tightly gripped my hips when I began rubbing myself against him, forcing me to stop. “If you do that, you’re going to come. I didn’t say you could come yet.”
“When will you let me?” I asked breathlessly. “Please, I want to. No, I need to.”
“I know.” He framed my face with his big hands so I was staring up into his eyes. They were darkly seductive with hot promise. His thumb softly stroked my lower lip. “But I haven’t kissed you yet, Jayla. I haven’t tasted that luscious mouth of yours.”
I blinked. “You haven’t.”
I hadn’t dwelled on it, but now that he’d mentioned it, I’d shown him the most private areas of my body, allowed him to touch me, and he’d never even kissed me. My heart pounded as he cradled the back of my head, easing my mouth to his. The kiss was slow, methodical, and scorching hot. He drew my bottom lip into his mouth, sucking softly until my insides were undulating with need.
“So sweet,” he growled against my lips. He eased back, and his eyes searched my face. He gave me one last swipe of his tongue before he bit my lower lip and retreated. “So innocent. Haven’t you been with a man before?”
“Yes, I have, Sir,” I admitted softly, my eyes drifting away from his. “But it’s been a really long time.”
He lifted my chin, forcing me to meet his gaze, which was surprisingly gentle. “Then this will be a night to remember for both of us. I will take great pleasure in your sexual awakening. And I promise you will, too.”
What happens when the cute mountain man you made out with in an ice fishing shack turns out to be your brother’s best friend?
A whole lot of awkward, that’s what.
NOW LIVE!What happens when the cute mountain man you made out with in an ice fishing shack turns out to be your brother’s best friend?
A whole lot of awkward, that’s what.
Maggie’s mind is reeling when she discovers the guy she became tangled up with at Marv’s Bait & Tackle isn’t a stranger like she thought.
The big snag: Sam and Maggie’s chemistry is hot enough to melt ice, which makes keeping their secret far more difficult than either expected.
Especially when one of them decides they want this arrangement to be more than just a catch and release.
⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎ Amazon Universal Link“Maggie,” I state, my voice deep in warning. “Stop worrying about Sterling and live in this moment. We are in the middle of a hot spring, surrounded by rocks and mountains and snow and nature and…life. Your ex should be the last thing on your mind. You should be taking this all in.” “I am taking it all in,” she snaps back defensively. “But are you? Are you really?” I stare deep into her eyes, not in judgment but in understanding. “I know you have a plan, but sometimes plans need to be forgotten so you don’t miss out on life.” “Life? Like right now? With you?” she says the words slowly like each one is a sweet she’s tasting for the first time. “Hell, maybe,” I reply, my voice growing deeper from the darkened look in her eye. “You seem busy living for a fictional future. Maybe it’s time to stop turning the pages for a bit.” The corners of her lips twitch as she watches me for a breath. Her tongue darts out to wet her lips as she pulls her bottom one in with her teeth. She turns around to prop her arms on the rocks, her eyes taking in the scenery all around us. She exhales heavily and then turns to sit on her knees in front of me. My eyes take in that luscious body of hers, curvy in all the right places and smooth like velvet. Leaning in until her face is only inches from mine, she says, “Kiss me, Sam.” “What?” I ask with a laugh and pull away from her, assuming this must be her idea of a joke. She bites her lip and narrows her eyes with determination. “Kiss me.” “What are you doing?” I shift nervously in the water to put more space between us. I swear to God, the temperature of the water has just risen ten degrees. Lifting her shoulders, she replies, “I’m living life in the moment.” “But you want your ex back.” A fact she shouldn’t need to be reminded of. “I do…someday.” Her eyes wander down to my chest. “But he’s not here tonight. And you’re a short-term kind of guy, and I’m a temporarily single girl. So why don’t we live in the moment right now…together?” “You don’t want this,” I reply with a shake of the head, gulping down the contents of my glass in one swig. I set it down and hoist myself up on the edge of the rocks, needing some cool air to clear my head. “I think I do,” she replies, lifting her brows at me. “I know I do. I’ve wanted it since the day we met.” “Bullshit.” “It’s true. Why do you think I threw myself at you in your fishing hut, Sam?” My body roars to life at that memory, of her body close to mine, of feeling her in my arms and tasting her perfect lips. Maggie could kiss. Even in her haste, she knew how to kiss. Maggie moves closer to me like a tentative cub tracking its first prey. She kneels between my legs, and I tense when she runs her hands up the outside of my calves. “You’re a good guy, Sam. You may not be a long-term kind of guy, but that’s not what I’m looking for from you anyway.” Her hands roll over my quads, shooting a zinger right up my groin to my cock. I reach down and grip her hands harshly to stop their movement. “What are you looking for exactly, Maggie? Be very fucking specific.” Her long black lashes are wet from the steam as she looks up at me and quirks her brow as she replies. “I’m asking for no-strings fucking.” “Jesus Christ,” I growl and have to force myself to look away from her. She looks way too fucking hot right now in that little black bikini, her breasts pressing together from the position of her hands on my thighs, and her blue eyes wide and innocent. My dick develops its own heartbeat as it presses into my board shorts. How did this evening turn into Maggie seducing me? I’m fucking nine years older than her, for God’s sake. I should be the one seducing her. But all of a sudden, she’s the alluring bait dangling right in front of me, and I’m a fish who hasn’t eaten in weeks. I look at her with pleading eyes. “Your brother will kill me.” She smiles a sexy smile, that dimple in her cheek ever present. “Miles doesn’t need to know about my sex life.”
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Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she's watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy's work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com
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Date Published: August 3, 2018
Publisher: L&A Publications
Most people make at least one really harebrained decision in their life. Just ask Tony Piza. Deciding he needs a “paid vacation” for a year after college, Tony lands a job teaching at a Catholic elementary school. Talk about the Moby Dick of miscalculations. His pathetic effort is making him look bad, crimping his love life, and leaving him feeling guilty. A new approach, fueled by his irreverent humor, makes him a hit with his students. But it riles the powers that be. A showdown seems inevitable. Whether he can survive it—well, that’s something else.
About the Author
J. F. Pandolfi went to Fordham University as an undergrad, then taught at a Catholic elementary school before attending Fordham Law School.
Practicing law certainly had its moments, but to call it "utter euphoria"—well, that was a stretch. Plus, the voices that had taken up residency in his head (rent-free, the deadbeats) kept insisting that he share his writing with the world. An award for his flash fiction piece, "Psychology for Dummies", convinced him that the voices might be on to something. And so he called upon his fond memories as a teacher, which served as a backdrop to his debut novel, "Mr. Pizza".
J. F. also briefly believed he had won the New York City Marathon. Alas, it turned out to be a dream, apparently brought on by an acute case of restless leg syndrome.
A staunch supporter of the fight to eradicate adult illiteracy, J. F. was accorded a Special Recognition in Literacy Award for his efforts.
Obeying the Rules
by Kitka Buchanan
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Obeying the Rules. It sounds simple; unless your mind, body and spirit are sold to the Mistress of The Manor to pay for your crimes.
Nothing is quite what it seems in The Manor. Cassia rules with an iron fist. Will her own past and her soft heart get in the way of her mission?
Cade, Cassia’s enforcer. Can he overcome his own demons to learn to let someone close to his hardened heart?
Nova and Gage. Political prisoners, the thorns in the side of The Master. Too bold for their own good.
Sterling. Master of The Manor and the entire region. Would give his wife anything. But what exactly is behind his motives?
Enter The Manor and find out exactly what is at risk when Obeying The Rules is your only option.
As a child who moved frequently, Kitka made friends easily with the characters in books. She would read everything she could get her hands on: from Shakespeare to Anne Rice to Johanna Lindsey to Judy Blume. She always dreamed of joining their ranks as an author. Having written for decades, she has finally found the courage to start sharing her dark, often paranormal, romantic works with the rest of the world. Her wife puts up with obsessively talking about her books and her two children encourage her all the way.
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Death & Damages: A Mystery and Thriller Collection
Vengeance by John Ling
Maya Raines hated the idea of walking into a trap, but she decided to do it anyway. She was dressed in a Muslim robe — long and loose and rustling in the wind. Her face was covered by a veil. She carried a grocery bag as she moved along the sidewalk, being careful not to trip on the pockmarked concrete and scattered rubble. All around her, ominous black flags hung from the shopfronts and soared from the rooftops, declaring the rise of an Islamist caliphate. And just ahead, a roadblock had been set up, manned by jihadi fighters. A modified pickup truck — a technical — was parked on the intersection, with a machine gun mounted on its rear bed. Maya could hear Arabic being spoken in the distance. It sounded harsh and strident; completely different to the gentle melodic rhythm of the Malay language that she was used to. These men were foreign Sunnis. They had come from as far afield as Egypt and Libya, drawn to Malaysia by the promise of killing local Shiites. Maya felt the slow burn of anxiety in her stomach…
Facing the Past Excerpt by Alexa Padgett
“Hank. Thirteen hours. At dawn, Jonathan, gone for thirteen hours.”
Hank turned toward Nancy, his look hollow. Nothing moved across his face, through his eyes. He tilted his head, marginally interested as she swallowed then gasped for air. Hank closed his eyes. “I can’t see any better in the dark than they can,” he said. “You heard the detective say they brought in the dogs. A helicopter from Fort Worth. It’s a full-scale search, almost everyone in town was out looking till it got too dark.”
A faint hum. Louder, a thwap, thwap overhead, a blinding spotlight. Again.
“They could miss him from up there.”
“We’ve already missed him,” Hank shot back, eyes glinting in the semi-darkness.
Nancy shrank back, away from him.
He lowered his head nearly to his knees. Inhaled, exhaled. “My son.”
Cicadas hummed, pressing their bodies against the house. Nothing could hold them together. Not with Jonny missing.
A whippoorwill called. Hank stood there, between the foyer and the living room where Nancy huddled.
“What are we going to do?” she asked him.
Another pass from the helicopter. A dog barking.
Hank hesitated again before seeming to consciously lift his leg to step into the room.
He lay his hand on her shoulder, fingers against her collarbone, his face telling Nancy he was too used up to do more as darkness crowded out the faint porch light.
Hello! Iâm Tolu A. Akinyemi and this is one of my tour stops during my one-month book tour for Dead Dogs Donât Bark and Dead Lions Donât Roar. This virtual book tour is organized by . The tour runs Nov 5-30, 2018. Authors book your own
Introducing Tolu Akinyemi
Tolu Akinyemi was born in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria and currently lives in the United Kingdom. Tolu Akinyemi is an exceptional talent, out-of-the box creative thinker, a change management agent and a leader par excellence. Tolu is a business analyst and financial crime consultant as well as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) with extensive experience working with leading Investment banks and Consultancy Firms. Tolu is also a personal development and career coach and a prolific writer with more than 10 yearsâ writing experience; he is a mentor to hundreds of young people. He worked as an Associate mentor in St Maryâs School, Cheshunt and as an Inclusion Mentor in Barnwell School, Stevenage in the United Kingdom, helping students raise their aspirations, standards of performance and helping them cope with transitions from one educational stage to another.
Tolu has headlined and featured in various Open Slam, Poetry Slam, Spoken Word and Open Mic events in the United Kingdom. He also inspires large audiences through spoken word performances, he has appeared as a keynote speaker in major forums and events in the United Kingdom and facilitates creative writing masterclasses to all types of audiences.
In March 2018 he was endorsed by the Arts Council England as an 'Exceptional Talent'.
About The Book
Dead Lions Donât Roar is a collection of inspiring and motivating modern day verses. Addressing many issues close to home and also many taboo subjects, the poetry is reflecting of todayâs struggles and lights the way to a positive future. The uplifting book will appeal to all age groups, anyone going through change, building or enjoying a career and facing day to day struggles. Many of the short verses will resonate with readers, leaving a sense of peace and well-being.
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Excerpt for Dead Lions Donât Roar
A motivating and inspiring book of poetry should always leave the reader with thoughts about personal development and doses of inspiration â¦ and that is exactly what Dead Lions Donât Roar does. Whilst the poem entitled the name of the collection speaks volumes about using our gifts and talent and finding our own unique roar, there are a number of other poems that share the essence of the book. Here is a sneak peak of one such poem:
If Men were God
There would be no more us,
Long Dead and buried,
Forgotten with the times,
An atonement for our sins
If men were Godâ¦.
This poem makes us think about what each of our individual role and purpose is in life, which will then motivate us to achieveâ¦our very best. This is the entire purpose of Dead Lionâs Donât Roar.
About The Book
Dead Dogs Donât Bark is the second poetry collection from the acclaimed author, Tolu A. Akinyemi. With a similar tone and style to Dead Lions Donât Roar (Toluâs first poetry collection) this follow up masterpiece is nothing short of pure motivation. The poems cover a range of topics that many in life are aware of, that the Author himself has experienced and that we all, whatever our age, need support in. Beautifully written, the poems speak volumes to all age groups as they feature finding your inner talent, celebrating your individuality and distinct voice. The poetry collection has didactic elements for evaporating the effects of peer pressure and criminality amongst many others. Also covering mental health, relationships, career focus, and general life issues, the poetry is bitter sweet, amusing and thought provoking in turns.
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Excerpt for Dead Dogs Donât Bark
A follow on to the success of Dead Lions Donât Roar, Dead Dogs Donât Bark goes one step further. As well as self-motivation, Dead Dogs Donât Bark digs deep into society, into behavior and into relationships that make existence worthwhile. An insight into the true power of the collection rings strong in the following snippet:
Cuddle up to Excellence
Else Mediocrity can catch up with you like a heatwave
Released in full force like a loaf oven baked
The days of long service awards are over
If your dream is to buy a Range Rover
Then you have to embrace excellence
This poem reinforces that it is healthy to have dreams and ambitions but that we must remember to strive for them and not just expect them â¦ not taking things for granted and putting your best foot forward in life encapsulates the resonating theme of Dead Dogs Donât Bark.