Askew Ever After
A Limited Edition Contemporary Romance Collection
One kiss changes everything...
The characters inside these pages will leave you wanting more after they set your e-reader on fire. Askew Ever After has a romance for everyone. Forbidden loves find ways to be together against all odds. Fated romances find each other at last, then the real journey begins. Billionaire bosses fall in love with their sassy executive assistants and bend all the rules so they can be together. Small town cowboys rope their sweethearts in with their southern drawl and a little down home love. Alpha males prove their worth while defending their loves, and of course bad boys can’t help but bring the drama. Rockstars who know exactly what they want and won’t stop until they get it. Tattoo artists with an enchanting softer side. There will be secret loves, second chance romances, and everything in-between. If you want love, Askew Ever After has a happy ever after made just for you.
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Authors included in this collection are:
S. M. Nicholas
S. L. Davis
Jotham Austin, II
Amy C Beckinsale
Daniel Craig Roche
Kimberley B. Jones
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Dancing With Sin
by Alexandria Lee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Alice Monroe was a good person who was about to do a very bad thing.
A professional dancer at twenty-four, Alice had worked tirelessly for years to achieve perfection in all areas of her life. She had the perfect boyfriend, the perfect dream job in her pocket, and the unfortunate, naïve belief that perfection was built to last.
All it took was one night to tear down everything Alice had built for herself until she was left single, jobless, and her heart stained with betrayal. With her tail tucked between her legs, she drives to Chicago to move in with her older sister until she's back on her feet.
Little did she know that this was just the beginning of her twist of fate nightmare. Ethan Black is waiting for her in Chicago as a perfect stranger, but soon after he and Alice meet, it's impossible for either of them to deny that they're destined to be much more.
The only problem?
Ethan's engaged to be wed to her sister.
Alexandria Lee is a dark romance author who loves writing books with high tension and higher stakes. Forbidden romances are her bread and butter, and she promises to make you laugh, cry, scream, and hot under the collar with her stories.
She doesn't want to fall for him. He can't help but fall for her...
The Kiss That Saved Christmas
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Author: Olivia Boothe
Narrator: Tim Paige, Kelsey Navarro
Length: 10 hours 51 minutes
Series: Chronicles of a Dancing Heart, Book 2
Publisher: Olivia Boothe
Released: Nov. 13, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
I wanted one thing: to never fall in love again. But the universe had other plans. One look into Tom Wright's olive-green eyes, and I free-fell crazy in love with the one man destined to break my heart. I know, because I've yet to learn my lesson. The past never dies, and mine is ready to rear its ugly head. Question is, will I be strong enough to survive the fallout? She wasn't supposed to happen. I'd vowed to never let anyone in, but with one curve of her lips, Sara Hart bulldozed through my heart. I'm happier than I've ever been, yet scared as hell of how much I love her. Despite my best intentions, I haven't been 100 percent honest. My biggest torment still lurks within, threatening to unwind the strings holding us together. And if I lose her now, it might as well be the end of me.
REAL LOVE AS IT IS. MESSY. COMPLICATED. AND SINFULLY ADDICTIVE. From The Wild Rose Press, Olivia Boothe is author of the seductive and emotional contemporary romance duet, Chronicles of a Dancing Heart: Wicked Dance (2017) & Wicked Embrace (2020). If you enjoy steamy romance novels with deep, layered plots, she’s your gal. Because it’s not just about the first kiss and the happily ever after, it’s about everything in between. Her stories will make you laugh, cry, and possibly blush. Actually, you’ll probably get so hot and bothered, you may need a shower or two. And a cigarette. Definitely a drink of some sort. In addition to writing contemporary romance, Olivia also writes romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and adult contemporary fantasy. So, if you like stories about sexy spies or assassins, or maybe you’re a huge fan of J.R Ward or of Sarah J. Maas, you’re gonna want to stick around. Fun Facts: When not locked away in her writing tower at the wee hours of the night, Olivia works a 9-5 job while also wrangling a pack of alphas (a husband, three boys, and a doggo named Hunter). On occasion, she summons her tribe for a night of wine and shenanigans. Dark chocolate is her kryptonite, she hates/loves to ugly cry during movies, and she’s a die-hard Bon Jovi fan. Joisey girl all the way! UPBEAT MILLENNIAL CHARM. Real. Relatable. Connected. With a youthful, honest voice that millennials connect with, Tim Paige is the go-to guy for brands like The CW, NBC, The UFC, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and more. Ok, that's the "professional, third person" version. Here's the quick, straight from me version: I'm a professional voice actor who absolutely loves what I do. Whether it's promos for your new tv series, narrating your next special, intros for one of the 1,000 or so podcasts I've produced, narrating your next audiobook, or whatever -- I LOVE THIS JOB. It's my mission to do an amazing job, turn it around as quickly as possible, and get you to the next step in your journey without hassles or headaches. I'd love it if you'd click the option above that works for you so I can see how I can help.
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Title: Waiting for Addie: Gabriel's Temptation (Suspenseful Seduction World) Waiting Game series Book 3
Author: Dee Stewart
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 17, 2020
Cover Designer: Drue Hoffman at Buoni Amici Press
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Special Agent Bobby Hogan and dancer Addison Richardson are finally able to begin their life together after dangerous criminal Dominic Grimaldi is incarcerated. With marriage on the horizon for them and a coveted theatre role for her, life couldn’t be sweeter. Until a new, mysterious threat finds them in the form of revenge sought by Francesca Grimaldi, Dominic’s wife. Through the bonds of blood and honor, she demands help from her brother, Gabriel Constantine, in a plot to kill Hogan and kidnap Addie. But, Gabriel’s ties to family become blurred as his attraction to Addie grows, proving her to be his ultimate temptation. Will he sacrifice himself for a woman who might never be his or succumb to the demon raging inside him to carry out his sister’s plan for vengeance?
Addie brandished the can of pepper spray. “Don’t come any closer.”
The stranger held up his hands. A smile played about his lips, revealing pearly white teeth. His expensive, tailored suit fit him well and emphasized his broad shoulders. Dark, fathomless eyes regarded her beneath his eyebrows. His ebony hair was cut short and slicked back. He reminded Addie of a gangster. “Don’t shoot, Miss Richardson.”
She relaxed as she recognized his accented voice. “You auditioned me for the role of Sheila.”
“I did. You were mesmerizing. Your voice is like an angel’s.” He held out a hand. “I’m Gabriel Constantine.”
Dee Stewart has spent more than three decades teaching high school English. Although she enjoys being a teacher and shares her love of literature with her students, her passion is writing. She started writing at age thirteen after being inspired by Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden mysteries. In high school she was introduced to her first historical romance and fell in love with the genre. She wrote her first romance during her senior year of high school. Since then she has spent the majority of her adult life working on her craft with Logan’s Choice being her first published novel. She is looking forward to hearing from her readers. Currently, she lives in Florida with her husband and her incredibly hairy cat, Leo.
A Shattering Glimpse
Claire had no sooner ended the call than the fleeting nightmare returned, as tangible as the test she would take in an hour. Her hands started to shake, causing her phone to drop to the floor. Sweat striped the back of her neck. Her phantom was in danger. As she raked her trembling fingers through her blonde curls, she experienced a sense of déjà vu from her 14-year-old self.
30 March 2014
Claire woke in a pool of cold sweat. That was a first. She had always been able to predict the future of those with whom she came into physical contact. Never before had she seen someone without touching them, let alone not knowing them at all. Her visions were subjective. If she warned the receiver of her touch, it could change, though she would never tell. Only her parents and best friend, Brent Lee, knew about her unique gift. They called it a gift, Claire often considered it a damn curse.
The man from her vivid dream was tall, not buff, but rather lean and toned. He was at the beach with his friends: Tanned with dark, ruffled hair and deep, brown eyes above a sharp jawline. A deep scar puckered his left cheekbone.
Attempting to impress some girl, he meandered deeper and deeper into the ocean. Later, he was laboring for breath as the wild rollers clutched at him and the desperate torrent sucked him further and further from the shore. It was a battle of arms, legs, and waves. He coughed and gasped, splashed and jolted, doing everything in his power to stay alive until a coastguard came to his rescue.
Once they reached the safety of the beach, she learnt his name as everyone bustled around to ensure he was okay. He was alive, smiling and called Byron.
That night Claire had met Special Agent Black of the FBI for the first time. He had been the centerpiece of her dreams for the next eight years. Okay, perhaps centerpiece was overdoing it, but he did feature often. Not every night, but at least once a month. Maybe less. Definitely less. The dreams changed. Sometimes they reflected significant instances in his life, like graduation and his sister’s wedding. Other times, she merely saw his face. No sound, just him. She knew a lot about the man of her dreams. Nope, the man from her dreams. Now she even knew how he would die. If he even existed.
I can’t let this happen. She squeezed her eyes shut and flopped back down on to her black-and-white mess of a bed. I must warn him.
Financial Crime Thriller
Date Published: December 2020
Publisher: Paperback Writer's Publishing
Can a conspiracy be uncovered before the Death Count rises?
Forensic accountant Kat Munro fights corporate fraud during the day and kickboxes her demons at night while trying to ignore the nightmares that have plagued her since a car accident changed her life forever.
DS Adam Jackson is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of a friend two years ago.
When the partner of a successful London Investment fund dies in suspicious circumstances, Kat joins forces with Adam to investigate the firm. As they gather evidence of a crime with implications beyond the City, they find that events in their pasts are on a collision course; one which will ultimately put them both in serious danger.
Fast-paced and entertaining, Death Count takes a deadly dip into the world of financial crime.
Kat Munro twisted in her seat and looked behind. A dark shape took form as it approached from the gloom at speed, its headlights bearing down on them. She sensed Gabe ease their car towards the edge of the bitumen to allow the other vehicle to pass. A frown creased the skin between his eyes for a moment, and his long slender hands gripped the wheel. The breeze tossed his hair as he turned his head to look at Kat, and a warm smile lit up his handsome face. But instead of passing, the engine of the car behind them roared, and it closed the distance like a lion tracking its prey. Kat felt fear clutch at her throat. Had she been seen? The drive into town for extra supplies in Gabe’s convertible now seemed fraught with danger.
“What the…” Gabe began, glancing in the rear vision mirror.
Kat looked across at him as she felt the car accelerate and gather speed.
From the back seat, Felicity hiccupped and giggled, twin dimples forming in her cheeks. She toed off her shoes and kicked her long legs up onto the seat.
Kat peered behind once more; her heart was thudding fast in her chest. The other car was keeping pace with them and was so close that she could make out the outlines of those in the front seat.
The light breeze, scented with the aroma of the wild honeysuckle growing at the side of the road, whipped her hair around her face.
“Gabe, slow down,” Kat said, pushing the strands aside.
A bend in the road was fast approaching. Gabe changed gears, slowing the car as they entered the corner, but then sped up as they exited the turn. Their pursuers fell back for a moment before catching up to them again. Kat gripped the edge of her seat, terrified. A second tighter bend loomed in front of them when the other vehicle made a sudden move to pass and clipped the back of their car. The convertible shuddered from the impact and hit the loose gravel at the side of the road. It began to spin, with Gabe fighting to control it.
“Hey,” Felicity shouted as she was tossed around on the back seat, too drunk to comprehend the danger they were facing.
The next images came into Kat’s mind in a series of flashes.
The slide into the low stone wall, the car sailing through the air before hitting the ground in a field and rolling twice… Felicity's cries of pain… men approaching the vehicle and pulling a dazed Gabe away from the wreckage… thick and cloying smoke, blood, and flames.
Kat's screams rang out as she looked at her arm, draped over the side door of the car, and saw her bloodied hand hanging on to her wrist by a flap of skin and tissue.
Kat bolted upright. The room was dark, the bedsheets twisted. Her breathing was coming in uneven gulps, and her heart was racing. She glanced at the bedside clock, 4:30 a.m.; there would be no more sleep for her tonight.
About the Author
SL Beaumont is the author of the award-winning novel Shadow of Doubt and the Amazon best-selling series, The Carlswick Mysteries.
She lives in beautiful New Zealand, which is only problematic when the travel-bug bites (which it does fairly often)! Her passion for travel has seen her take many long haul flights to various parts of the world. Her love of history helps determine the destination and the places she visits are a constant source of inspiration for her.
Prior to becoming an author, SL Beaumont worked in banking in London and New York.
Shadow of Doubt won the 2020 Indie Reader Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Award, was long-listed for the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel, and was a semi-finalist for both the 2019 Publisher’s Weekly BookLife Prize and the 2020 Kindle Book Awards.
The Gift Counselor
Gift Counselor Book 1
by Sheila M. Cronin
Genre: Holiday Romance
Do all gifts have strings attached?
Yes, believes Jonquil Bloom and she intends to prove it. She's a psychologist who uses her skills in a department store to help shoppers of all ages become good gift givers. Yet, her ten-year-old son wants a dog she won’t let him have.
Enter the handsome bachelor who is ready to settle down.
A timeless mix of romance, family drama, psychological and inspirational breakthroughs, all served with humor, this story will warm your heart year round. Winner of Beverly Hills Book Award, shortlisted for the UK Wishing Shelf Book Award.
The Gift Counselor is suitable for young adults. Book club recommended.
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Sheila M. Cronin is the author of the Gift Counselor novels. Her stories have appeared in Woman's World Magazine, Good Old Days Magazine, The Golden Domer--online publication of the University of Notre Dame, and Spark Magazine.
AWARD NEWS: Winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award. Shortlisted for the UK Wishing Shelf Book Award. 2018 1st prize: The Joy Story Contest. 2nd place winner, Beneath the Rainbow Christmas Short Story Contest. 2019 Chicago winner of Alignable's SmallBiz Short Story Contest. Poetry Nation semi-finalist, National Amateur Poetry Contest.
Writing fiction, painting portraits and composing songs on piano are her favorite "cre-activities" next to reading a good book.
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The Pleasure House
Brian had scarred her flesh. Lindsay could scar her soul. She couldn’t let him. She couldn’t let herself… want him. Not again. She’d had the stupidest crush on him when she’d first come to his office.
He backed her up against the leather table. Nowhere to run. Her heart pounded so hard in her chest she could hear it. She couldn’t think straight. She hated him. No… he was scaring her. No… God, why did he smell so fucking good? And the lack of a shirt… it was doing things to her.
He usually wore a suit. Business attire. Professional Shrink Wear. It covered up the physique he’d obviously worked hard for. She’d seen him in the gym on days off, or late in the evenings. Brian had the reputation for being the fitness buff, but Lindsay put in the time quietly without drawing much attention.
As recently as that morning, the doctor had just “been there”. Someone she despised, but otherwise nothing special. She hadn’t seen him this way since before the house. Shannon wanted to keep the more confusing hatred. This… yearning was more than she could stand.
“Why can’t you do this with me?” he asked with that professional practiced interest he was so skilled at.
“Because I fucking hate you.”
His hand moved to the back of her neck, threading through her hair, cradling her. He pulled her to him, his mouth covering hers in a kiss far more gentle than the danger in his eyes.
Against every normal instinct, she sighed and sort of… melted… against him. She missed this, so much. It had been so long since she’d been kissed like this—by anyone. It had been long before the house even. The last man who’d kissed her this way had been her last master. And he’d tossed her aside without a thought in the end.
You couldn’t trust a kiss like this. It was a lie to lower your defenses. A trap. It could never mean all the things it promised. But she wanted to believe it. She wanted to fall into it and pretend and believe just for a little while. Would that be so wrong?
Shannon pulled away from him, and then, as if to put extra punctuation on it, she put her hands on his chest and pushed him away. “This isn’t real. I don’t want your pity.”
He gripped her chin and forced her to look up at him. He was so tall. Had he always been this tall?
“Hear me. I want you. So get this pity nonsense out of your head. I want you. I’ve always wanted you. From the first moment you walked into my office. Now disrobe and get on the table like I told you to.”
Title: Queen of Thorns (The Fausti Family, #2)
Author: Bella Di Corte
Release Date: December 10, 2020
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Bella Di Corte has been writing romance for seven years, even longer if you count the stories in her head that were never written down, but she didn’t realize how much she enjoyed writing alphas until recently. Tough guys who walk the line between irredeemable and savable, and the strong women who force them to feel, inspire her to keep putting words to the page.
Apart from writing, Bella loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, and family. She also loves to read, listen to music, cook meals that were passed down to her, and take photographs. She mostly takes pictures of her family (when they let her) and her three dogs.
Bella grew up in New Orleans, a place she considers a creative playground.
She loves to connect with readers, so don’t hesitate to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to reach out.