The doting fiancé. The expensive wedding. The happily-ever-after resting just at the tips of her fingers.
Then in an explosion of glass, in a splintering of metal, everything had been taken from her.
She’d shattered herself, had broken into a million tiny pieces.
But eventually, she’d patched herself together, had hauled herself back into life, had built something she was content in.
Content, but not happy. Never quite inching into happy again.
Still, she had her friends, her job as a skating coach for the Gold, and she had her life. That was enough.
And it had been enough.
Until he knocked on her door.
Until he came back and changed everything.
About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team—the Sharks!—are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise changes her hair color more often than some people change their socks, loves sparkly things, and is the mom to two exuberant boys.
She lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with Elise!
Sarah Stein is back with a new standalone contemporary romance story, a single WISH!
All platforms: books2read.com/a-single-WISH Author: #SarahStein Cover Design: Stacker Designs Release Days: July 28, 2021
What would you do with one single wish?
MADELINE When her sister falls ill at a young age, she can’t seem to see the bright side of things. Every time something amazing happens, she wishes Skye can experience it with her. Little does she know that her sibling has plans of her own. Instead of being selfish when Skye has all the rights to be, she chooses to gift her single wish to Madeline, the one person she looks up to the most.
ELLIOT He doesn’t typically answer his fan mail allowing his manager to do the work for him. Something out of the ordinary sparks his interest. A CD with the most hypnotic voice falls out of the parchment with a note from the Parting Wish Foundation members. His only thought after listening to the CD is finding the woman behind the voice.
Abby Jenkins is as far away from her small Alabama hometown as she can get, and yet it still doesn’t feel far enough. Running away was never part of her plan, but when she was almost forced into an arranged marriage she got out of there as fast as she could. When she finally stopped she found herself in Blue Mountain Lake, a beautiful small town and the complete opposite of where she’s from.
She’s finally starting to relax and have fun, when her past comes back to haunt her.
Xander Brighton is a deputy in the Blue Mountain Lake police department and a single dad to his ten-year-old son. Life has never been easy for him, but he’s one of the happiest guys around. When trouble comes calling for one of his sister’s best friends he promises to do anything he can to protect her.
Somewhere between pretending to be married and protecting Abby, he realizes how much he wishes it were true.
Will Xander be able to hold onto the woman of his dreams once the dust has settled and the danger is gone?
Making Waves is a Blue Mountain Lake novella, full of plenty of steam and happily ever afters.
It’s summer, which means sunshine, sand, and awkward tan lines.
What our heroes aren’t expecting? Love.
Hot days turn into steamier nights as these men find love by the lake.
Brought to you by nine of your favorite instalove authors, this series is the summer romance you’ve been waiting for.
Claimed Brides: Seven Alpha Shifter Romances featuring Allysa Hart, Delta James, Maren Smith, Golden Angel Pepper North, Lesley Clark, and Morganna Williams is now LIVE and #free with a #KindleUnlimited subscription!
Some were bought. Others were taken. All will be claimed.
Claimed Brides is a collection featuring seven scalding hot new shifter romances from seven awesome authors. This thrillingly sexy box set includes the following novellas:
A Polar Second Chance by Pepper North
Ruth would have never expected to experience a connection with the seer of Clan Thorben, but merely touching the handsome polar bear shifter’s hand leaves her feeling warm in a way she never has before. But he doesn’t plan for her to be just his mate. She will be his little girl also, to be loved, cherished, and spanked very soundly on her bare bottom when she’s been naughty.
Daddy’s Naughty Mate by Allysa Hart
In the time since she snuck aboard a ship bound for Terra Arcus and ended up claimed by a firm-handed panther shifter she now calls daddy, Callie has learned what it means to belong to a savage beast. But when the mate she loves must return to his ancestral homeland to care for his ailing mother, Callie finds herself thrust into the midst of a deadly battle for control of his pack.
Blackwell’s Price by Maren Smith
Though Cyan Price is having second thoughts about her decision to sign up for the trip to Terra Arcus, upon her arrival she soon learns that what happens next isn’t going to be up to her. The huge, fearsomely sexy tiger shifter in charge of auctioning off human females as mates has chosen her for himself, and he is looking forward to taming her and making her his in every way.
Marked for the Gryphons by Golden Angel
Eva intended to infiltrate Terra Arcus via the bride program, but she ended up stripped bare and sold to three gryphon shifters. As she is flown to her new home on the back of a terrifying beast with her cheeks blushing and her well-spanked bottom burning, she knows the most shameful part is yet to come. Her mates don’t just plan to share her, they plan to take her all at once.
Sabretooth by Delta James
When reporter Tegan Mason sets out to expose the truth about the women who volunteer to work on Terra Arcus, she ends up taken captive and sent there herself to be sold at auction. But the shifters of Clan Sabre don’t buy mates, they take them, and when the ship that transported her is raided she finds herself being carried off by a brute who has no intention of claiming her gently.
Mamuut’s Haven by Morganna Williams
Caring for what is left of her people is all that keeps Haven going, but her life is changed forever when the alpha of Clan Mamuut saves her from scavengers. The massive, effortlessly dominant mammoth shifter informs Haven that she is his mate, and in spite of her defiance she has soon been bared and very soundly spanked. But before he claims her, she will be made to beg for it.
Their Sassy Mate by Lesley Clark
When her quest to track down her sister prompts her to accept help from a mysterious stranger, Susie ends up on Terra Arcus in the company of a man who turns out to be an alpha shifter. But her guide soon makes it clear that not only is he planning to claim her as his mate and spank her any time she disobeys him, he will be sharing her with another wolf from his pack as well.
Publisher’s Note: Claimed Brides is the second book of the Brides of Terra Arcus series. The novellas of this collection include spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Hot on the trail of a major human trafficking ring, Diesel sinks deeper and deeper into the darkness of that world the more he unearths the digital footprint of those responsible for the death and kidnapping of members of his MC family.
CoCo dances in the MC’s club and while sparks flew the moment she met the silent giant, she senses the toll his work is taking on him and will stop at nothing to pull him back from the edge.
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BLURB: I’m ditching my Spanx, owning my laugh lines and ready for anything.
I’ve been asked to find a missing ghost and her enchanted sewing machine. Myrna is still out there causing problems and killing witches. And a member of my new coven is missing. Of course, I’m expected to fix it all.
I’m a middle-aged mom and multitasker extraordinaire, so this should be easy. I want to throat punch whoever made that saying up. There is nothing simple about tackling ten problems at once, even if they’re mundane ones.
Before I can get to my growing to-do list, I’m smack dab in the middle of a demon invasion. And, just my luck, the sexy son of Hades is back in the Underworld and not there with his mystical mojo.
To stop the Tainted from destroying my town, I’ve got to face my fears and leap without a safety net. But, don’t worry. I’ve got this. After all, I’m raising a teenaged daughter on my own.
There is no sign that things will settle anytime soon. Apparently, the new status quo is being in the thick of it again and again with turmoil at every turn. I’m going to need another glass of wine.
About Brenda: Brenda loves everything paranormal. She has co-authored over twenty-five books in the best-selling Dark Warrior Alliance series, as well as the Hollow Rock Shifters series. She also has best-selling solo titles readers are raving about.
Brenda created worlds that feature dangerously handsome heroes and feisty heroines. With the help of popcorn and candy, she takes dragons, fairies, witches, vampires, and so much more and brings them to life. She lives in Texas with her husband and three kids who fuel not only her heart but her life.
If she’s not writing, she’s reading, traveling, or knee-deep in projects with her husband and five sisters. She encourages readers to Dream Big. If your dreams don’t terrify and electrify you then they aren’t big enough!
The text just said to do something crazy. I don’t think that included having sex with a complete stranger only half an hour after meeting him. I am a complete idiot! Not only did I have sex with a random guy, he wasn’t a stranger. He’s a world renowned soccer player that I should have recognized the instant I saw him. The problem is, he’s amazing. He’s sexy, athletic, funny and that accent. Holy cow! I should leave him alone, but how can I not crave him with every bone of my being?
Claire Lloyd is the most amazing woman I’ve ever met. I don’t believe in love at first sight. Well, I didn’t until I saw Claire walking across campus. I really should be ashamed of what I did. I introduced myself as Alex, not the famous Xander Ross she might have recognized. I thought maybe if I had her once, I’d be able to let her go. But it’s Claire. No man in his right mind could let her go, now I just have to convince her we’re worth the effort.
Avery Samson grew up on a ranch outside of a small west Texas town. Since she could remember, she’s had her face stuck in a book. She left ranch life to attend Texas Christian University where she studied History and English receiving her Bachelor’s degree.
After living all over the state of Texas, she now finds herself back on one of the family ranches near Dallas with her husband surrounded by cattle. When not traveling or reading, she spends her time writing.
BLURB: Chaotica knows just how crazy villain life can be. After all, she’s the evil Little to the city’s biggest baddie. But the passion she and her diabolical Daddy used to share is disappearing faster than the loot from their last heist.
When she’s captured by the vigilante Pluto, Chaotica begins to unravel. This unexpected champion of good makes all the right moves, and Chaotica is weak to resist him. Is he using her desire for a Daddy who cares to manipulate her into talking? Or is it possible that she’s been playing for the wrong team all along?
Sinister (Raiders of Valhalla MC Book 2) by E.C. Land & Elizabeth Knox
Cover Designer: Clarise Tan
Photographer: Dante Dellamore
Cover Models: Robert Kelly & Katie Marie
My son means the world to me, so I’ll do anything to get him back.
Being a Nomad, I always thought it was best for my boy to be with his momma. I was constantly on the road and it wasn’t the place for a kid. Sure, I wanted him with me as much as possible, but constantly moving isn’t the type of life I wanted for him.
Now, things have changed and I’m not ridin’ around the States as much as I used to. Sure, I still go out, but we have a satellite club in Tallahassee. When my son begged for me to let him move in with me . . . I knew something happened, but when he told me, I saw red.
I called up my lawyer and given my priors, the likelihood I’d be awarded full custody was slim to none. My lawyer was straight up with me, said it’s ’cause I don’t look like a changed man and when it comes to the eyes of the court I need to show I’ve changed. Now, the only thing I’ve been convicted of is assault, on multiple counts, but it’s what happens to idiots who mess with my brothers. I heard my lawyer loud and clear though, so I had a brilliant idea. I’ll get married. I’ll show them I’m a changed man.
Our marriage was supposed to be for show, so I could get my son back, but it turned into something else. Now I’m faced with telling this woman I want her in a legitimate way, when all we’ve been doing is playing pretend. I’ve never been the type to put my heart out on the line, but I see the way she is with my son, and now I never want her out of my life. I only hope she has the same feelings.