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Fabiola Francisco

Rebel Desire Series:
Lovin’ on You
Love You Through It
All of You

Love in Everton Series:
Write You a Love Song
Roping Your Heart

Standalones:
All My Truths & One Lie
Twisted in You

Holly Renee

The Bottoms Up Series:
Bottoms Up
Double Shot

The Good Girls Series:
Where Good Girls Go to Die
Where Bad Girls Go to Fall
Where Bad Boys are Ruined

Standalones:
The Wrong Prince Charming

LK Farlow

The Southern Roots Series:
Coming up Roses
An Uphill Battle
Weather the Storm

The Brother’s Best Friend Romances:
Best Laid Plans
Best of Intentions
Best of Me

Standalones:
Rebel Heart

Melissa Toppen

Ten Hours Duet:
Ten Hours
What Comes After

Standalones:
All That We Are
How We Fall
Love Me Like You Won’t Let Go
The Road to You
Where the Night Ends
Violets are not Blue

S. Massery

Something Special Series:
Something Special
Something Sacred

The Broken Mercenaries Series:
Blood Sky
Angel of Death

Laramie Briscoe

Moonshine Task Force Series:
Renegade
Tank
Havoc
Ace
Menace
Cruise

The Laurel Springs Emergency Response Team Series: 
Ransom

Standalones:
Trick
Room 143

Christy Anderson & Gwyn McNamee

Holiday Terminal

Fabiola Francisco

Fabiola Francisco loves the escape words offers. She writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance, dipping her pen into new adult and young adult. Her moods guide her writing, taking her anywhere from sassy and sexy romances to dark and emotion-filled love stories.
Writing has always been a part of her life, penning her own life struggles as a form of therapy through poetry. She still stays true to her first love, poems, while weaving longer stories with strong heroines and honest heroes. She aims to get readers thinking about life and love while experiencing her characters’ journeys. 
She is continuously creating stories as she daydreams. Her other loves include country music, exploring the outdoors, and reading.

Lovin’ On You

Rebel Desire Series: Book 1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following: Italian
*Available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
All eyes are on up-and-coming country artist, Cash Knight, but he has his sights set on Olivia Young.

He’s a cocky musician.

She showed up at a bar in her pajamas.

Is he stalking me?

I call it fate.

He’s cheesy. 

I prefer the term romantic. 

Maybe I was wrong about him. 

I’m determined to make her mine. 

I fell in love with him.

She’s my muse.

Life has other plans for us. 

I’ll fight for her.

I’ll protect his image.

I miss her.

I watch his success from afar.

She’s mine.

I need to fix this.

I’ll give her the kind of love found in country songs.

Summary:
Olivia Young is a freelance graphic designer whose social life has been at a standstill as she hides behind work. When she meets Cash Knight, lead singer for Rebel Desire, in her pajamas at a Nashville bar while rescuing her cousin, she isn’t fazed by his good looks or charming smile. However, Cash is determined to get her attention and meet the confident woman who stormed into the bar and his life. Knowing Olivia will be at Country Fest, a country music festival where Rebel Desire is playing, he calls on stage the brunette woman with blue eyes he met the week before, asking the audience to help him spot her while he performs a new song inspired by her. After the festival, dragged by her cousin and best friend, Olivia faces Cash at a nearby bar, angrily calling him out, but as they get to know each other, their connection becomes stronger. While Olivia and Cash begin to build a relationship and Rebel Desire grows in the music industry, Nathan, Olivia’s ex-boyfriend, becomes jealous of their relationship and begins to sabotage it.

First, he approaches Cash pretending he is a fan and asks him to sign their CD for his girlfriend, Olivia and then continues to interfere, going as far as threatening Olivia to share intimate photos of their time together with the media if she doesn’t break up with Cash. Protecting Cash and herself, Olivia breaks both of their hearts without an explanation as Cash goes on his first tour. As Nathan’s threats become more serious, Olivia decides to take action against his harassment, finally defeating him and destroying the evidence he held per court order. Feeling as she can finally explain it all to Cash, they met again where they begin to rebuild their relationship. When Nathan appears one last time while Cash and Olivia are at a bar, Cash calls him out and the fans in the crowd recognize him from his hateful social media comments. With a bruised ego, Nathan escapes the crowd. Cash and Olivia finally move forward in their relationship, ending with their wedding.

Love You Through It

Rebel Desire Series: Book 2

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Women’s Fiction

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following: Italian
*Available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
After witnessing Bri Carmichael’s pain, Cole Burkely is determined to help her heal.

That home visit changed my life.

She is a shell of the person I knew.

I just want each day to end so the night can swallow my pain.

She still has so much to give.

I’m empty.

I want to help her stand on her own again.

I’m not ready to let go.

She’s worth sticking around for.

My will to keep moving forward is stalled.

I want to make her smile again.

He has a good heart, but I can’t be the one to take care of it.

She doesn’t know that a long time ago I dreamed of her heart and soul.

My story has ended.

Our story is just beginning.

Summary:
Eight months ago, Bri Carmichael lost her husband, Josh, while he was defending his country overseas. Distraught, she is no longer the same person she used to be. She closes herself off from her family and friends, getting lost in her grief. Cole Burkely, Rebel Desire’s drummer, has liked Bri since he met her years ago, but she was off-limits. Seeing as she loses herself day after day, Cole decides to be there for her, showing up at her house unannounced and slowly cracking the shell Bri is hiding behind. A friendship strengthens as Bri opens up to Cole about her loss. Cole’s feelings become deeper as he wants to console the only woman he’s ever cared about.
  
As Bri slowly begins to live her life again, Cole struggles to keep his emotions hidden. One day, after a few beers, Cole appears at Bri’s door and confesses his feelings. As his words get misinterpreted by Bri, they argue and she tells him to leave. Bri continues to struggle with moving on from Josh’s death, balancing life without him, and now accepting that another man has feelings for her when she promised to love Josh for eternity. With support from her friends and therapist, she begins work through the grief and take small steps into letting Josh go. Bri finally visits his grave after burying him months ago to say a final goodbye so she may move on and finds Cole at Josh’s grave, openly talking to Josh and paying his respects. Hearing what he has to say, she approaches Cole and asks him to wait for her while she takes some time talking to Josh. With a final goodbye, she turns to Cole, prepared to begin a new part of her life. Though she continues to struggle with her fear of loss, Cole supports her and proves to her every day she deserves a second chance.

All of You

Rebel Desire Series: Book 3

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Women’s Fiction

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following: Italian
*Available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
She’s a single mom with a messy life.

He’s Rebel Desire’s bass player.

I want what all my friends have.

He doesn’t need my baggage.

I can’t stop thinking about her.

Romance isn’t my priority, my daughter is.

I want to show her she can have it all.

He thinks we can be a family.

She and Rae are my family now, and no one will take them away from me.

He stays even when it’s easier to leave.

I’m going to give her her southern fairy-tale.

Summary:
Cassidy Rae Pressman is a single mom who lives in a mobile home in Nashville, doing her best to provide for her six-year-old daughter, Rae, and support her father and ill mother. Jason Stone is Rebel Desire’s bass player, who recently broke up with his girlfriend when she used him to make a name for herself with his music label. Pouring his frustration into running, he loses track of his surroundings and enters a nearby diner. The blonde waitress humming one of his songs catches his eye and interest. Being a single mom leaves no time for romance, especially with her mother’s health deteriorating, however, Jason won’t take no for an answer and continues to appear at the diner while Cassidy Rae works. Rae, who doesn’t know her father and wants a father-figure in her life, looks at Jason as the person who can offer that.

Jason and Cassidy Rae begin seeing each other, balancing life and relationship. He helps Cassidy Rae rediscover who she is at her core, besides a mother and daughter, encouraging her to be herself while still providing for her daughter. When a phone call from her father stating that her mother’s health has declined, Cassidy Rae moves back home with Rae in the outskirts of Nashville. Jason and her overcome challenges with limited time for their relationship, and Rae’s father, Scott’s, reappearance in their lives. Jason questions if it is best to let Cassidy Rae and Scott attempt to become a family as he struggles with his place in their dynamic. With Cassidy Rae’s mom’s death, she assures Jason he is the person she wants to be with. They navigate this new family system, sharing custody with Scott while building their own life.

Write You a Love Song

Love in Everton Series: Book 1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Available for audiobook rights.

Blurb: 
What’s a girl to do after burning all of her no-good, cheating boyfriend’s belongings? Throw a dart at a map and start over in a new town. 

I may be new to the small town of Everton, but I’m well aware that I now share a zip code with a celebrity. You’d have to be living under a rock to not know, Knox Bentley, one of country music’s biggest stars.  

When Knox wanders into my bar— careful brown eyes and broody attitude—I can’t tear my gaze away. A cheating scandal fresh on his heels is just one reason I should stay far, far away, but the closer we get, the more I realize he’s not at all what I imagined. 

But being a famous musician comes with unwanted attention…the kind that tears people apart, and now it’s becoming too painful to stay by his side. 

They say love is a choice, but so is leaving…  

Summary:  
Country music star Knox Bentley is in the middle of a scandalous divorce when he moves back home to the small-town of Everton, Wyoming to reflect on his life and career. His marriage to pop star Amelia was set-up by his publicist, and was never a real marriage. Now, faced with a pending divorce and a tight-gripped contract with his music label, he fights to free himself from anything that will keep him hostage to terms that he no longer wants to live by. Feeling guilty for hurting the woman he loved years ago to marry a woman he knew nothing about in order to advance career, he vows never to put himself in that position again. Ainsley Harding moved to Everton after learning about her boyfriend’s infidelities. Needing a change of scenery and break from her career, she begins working at a bar in town. When Knox walks into her bar, Ainsley becomes curious about the celebrity taking space in all the tabloids.  

An unexpected friendship begins as Knox negotiates out of his contract with the label and puts an end to his marriage, promising to keep the truth about his fake marriage a secret if granted what he wants. The more time they spend together, the more both Knox and Ainsley begin to have feelings for each other. Knox finally succeeds in getting his divorce and ending his ties with the music label, allowing him and Ainsley to have a relationship. As the media catches wind of their romance, Ainsley is blamed for Knox’s failed marriage. Since he agreed not to expose the truth behind his marriage, he feels helpless in protecting Ainsley from the media that is now following her every move. Their relationship suffers as a result, creating friction and tearing them apart. Unable to deal with the lies, Knox schedules an interview with a magazine, ready to defend Ainsley. He is then contacted by Amelia, who has decided to share with the media that her marriage to Knox was a publicity stunt, in order for all of them to live in peace. Knox and Ainsley reconcile, working through their concerns, and he decides to open a small music label with his manager. After a few months, Knox proposes to Ainsley.  

All of My Truths & One Lie

Genre: Women’s Literary Fiction

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
A captivating story about love, family secrets, and self-discovery.

I finally followed the life I always dreamed of. All of the pieces fell into an easy path, but the illusion of perfection hid the pain I was still carrying.
Until I met him.

They say when you cross paths with a twin flame, everything changes. Matthias proved that to be true as he stripped me down, removing the illusion and baring every single truth I refused to look at.

He was the love that could deconstruct my patterns. If only I could accept that the one lie I’ve believed my entire life is the only truth.

Summary:
Navia has made the bold choice to follow her heart and move to Glastonbury, England from the United States in search of her life purpose. Working with spirituality and holistic modalities, she guides others in healing their own emotional scars and writes novels, although her current project is a non-fiction book. When she meets Matthias, her twin flame who she’s connected with on a soul-level, everything she’s worked hard on releasing through her own healing of trauma comes barreling back into her life. Past pain, memories, and resentment make way into her heart and life as she realizes she hasn’t fully forgiven herself and those that hurt her.

Navia’s resentment toward her grandfather, who abused his children, becomes stronger than ever, resurfacing her own childhood abuse from another family member. She blames her grandfather for the domino effect that’s happened in her family and struggles with losing the person she was before she experienced the trauma. When her relationship with Matthias becomes deeper, Navia runs emotionally, causing them to go their separate ways. This allows Navia to truly look at her past and begin to heal. When she realizes that the only truth in life is love, her understanding and perspective towards those who hurt her becomes clearer. She goes to Matthias to share her understanding that love is not a weakness but a strength, and they reconcile. They learn to grow and evolve alongside each other, working together with holistic modalities. Matthias proposes to Navia when visiting her family in Spain, and shortly after, they learn that she’s pregnant. They marry in an intimate ceremony. Finally, Navia’s non-fiction book gets accepted by her dream publisher.

Twisted in You

Genre: Coming of Age, New Adult Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
It’s not the sins her eyes have seen, but the sins her body has felt.

Mikayla Anderson is a survivor… barely. A less than normal upbringing has left her ripped apart by someone she was supposed to trust. To escape the dangers in her home life, she buys a one-way ticket as far away as her meager savings will take her—Nashville.

Working in a dingy diner, Mikayla tries to get her life in order, but the past won’t let her go. She turns to self-harm as a way to cope, until one day she takes it too far.

Tyler Hunt might be country rock’s biggest star, but fame doesn’t erase the memories of the past, neither does his vice. When drinking lands Tyler in Chasing Freedom Recovery Center again, he’s angry and in denial.

When he sees Mikayla, he immediately marks her certifiably crazy, until he looks into her eyes, and sees a depth of pain that he’s all too familiar with.

An unlikely relationship simmers, offering each other the light and warmth that’s been missing. When the past catches up and threatens Mikayla, Tyler will do anything to protect her.

Summary:
Mikayla Anderson has lived in an abusive household since she was a young girl, leading her to use self-harm as an escape. While working at a dingy diner in Nashville, far from her home in Georgia, Mikayla struggles to make a new life, living in the darkness of her past and the constant fear that her stepfather will find her. After her fear is triggered by a man who reminds her of her stepfather, she rushes home and attempts to take her life. This leads her to Chasing Freedom Recovery Center, where she will finally receive the help she needs to overcome her traumas. Closed off and angry, she finds solace in art.

Tyler Hunt is a famous country rock singer who uses alcohol as a form of escape. At Chasing Freedom, his life collides with Mikayla’s. At first, he’s convinced that she’s crazy; however, he soon realizes that she carries many of the same emotions he tries to hide. They slowly began building a relationship, and Mikayla moves in with him when they leave the center. Tyler slips and drinks one night, and though he begs for forgiveness, she decides the best thing is time apart to fully heal. They keep in touch and continue supporting one another and working on their relationship. When an anonymous man threatens them, Tyler convinces Mikayla to go on tour with him. After weeks on the road, Mikayla is informed that her stepfather passed away from a heart attack. Flying to Georgia to put the house left to her name for sale, Mikayla allows herself final closure by finding ultimate forgiveness for her past, allowing her to live happily with Tyler. Finally, she opens an art gallery and begins exposing her own art there, as well as galleries throughout the country.

Holly Renee

Holly Renee is a bestselling author and Harry Potter fanatic living in Maryville, TN. Best known for writing strong, relatable characters, she loves writing real romance with characters that her readers can connect with. Her stories are sexy, emotional, and filled with strong women. 
Holly began writing in secret in 2015 after she discovered a love for reading that she had never known before. When Holly isn’t writing, you can find her devouring books, spending time with her friends and family, and enjoying the everyday excitement of being a boy mom. Holly is a body positive advocate and is passionate about helping women know their worth. 

Bottoms Up

The Bottoms Up Series: Book 1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Available for audiobook rights.



Blurb:
From the moment I met Tucker, I knew he was trouble. 

All loud music and crooked grins, he was reckless, cocky, and everything I shouldn’t want. 

I had my life all planned out, and my flirtatious neighbor was not on the schedule. 

But somehow, he got through my walls and under my skin.

And into my bed. 

Turned out he was exactly as good as those grins promised.

He made me feel beautiful. He made me forget to be insecure. 

But as quickly as I fell for him, it all crumbled around us. 

Everything I thought I knew was a lie.

Every move we made a betrayal.

There’s only one way to go when you hit rock bottom.

Summary:
When Tucker Moore moves in next to Kennedy Hayes, he forces the nerdy girl next door to friend him when she clearly isn’t interested. Kennedy doesn’t have time for the handsome playboy next door. She’s busy trying to make her dream of becoming a photographer real while fighting her insecurities, which stem from her parent’s disapproval and body image issues. Tucker pushes his way into her life and slowly into her heart, but Kennedy thinks it’s clear that the two of them do not fit together. After a trip to Tucker’s home town, Kennedy finally drops her walls after Tucker makes her realize how beautiful she is and fully lets Tucker in.

But Kennedy’s family can’t stand to see her happy, and Kennedy lets their negativity ruin what she has with Tucker after a misunderstanding. Kennedy apologizes, but Tucker is too hurt to accept it. When Kennedy realizes that Tucker helped her advance in her career without her knowledge, she feels even worse than before. Kennedy surprises Tucker at his bar’s Halloween party dressed in a provocative outfit that is completely out of character for her and sees that Tucker is dressed as her favorite literary character. After they both face who they are and what they mean to each other, they realize that nothing else matters. Not their pasts, their families, or their insecurities. 

Double Shot

The Bottoms Up Series: Book 2

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
How do you screw up your life in three steps? Easy. 

Step one: Graduate from college with no prospective jobs lined up. 

Step two: Move back home with your parents because no job unfortunately equals no money. 

Step three: Forget to Facebook stalk the guy who broke your heart before accepting a job in a town that has a smaller population than a frat party on a Wednesday night. 

I could quit but living with my parents forever didn’t seem like a solid life plan. 

Jase Hale was the golden boy. Our boss thought he was beyond talented. The receptionist sent him more flirty smiles and baked goods than was considered normal for a woman old enough to be his mom. 

I tried to avoid him and his undeniable charm at all costs. 

He did everything he could to get under my skin. 

Every encounter left me reeling. 

Every smirk made my stomach flip. 

I assumed he was playing with me, just pushing my buttons like always, but when he lifted me onto my desk and shut me up with his lips on mine, I was more confused than ever. 

It didn’t matter that he was trying to prove me wrong. Having my heart broken by the same jerk twice in one lifetime wasn’t an option. 

He only got one shot with me, and he sure as hell didn’t order a double.

Summary:
When Sophie Moore graduates college with an architecture degree and no prospective job offers, she is forced to return to her hometown and move back in with her parents. Sophie’s brother, Tucker, helps land her a job interview with his friend, Jase Hale. It doesn’t matter that Jase broke her heart when she was eighteen years old, or that she has barely spoken to him since that day. She can’t live with her parents forever, and working for Jase is her only opportunity to work in architecture in her small town. After a tense interview, where Sophie can’t help but show her pent up feelings for Jase, Jase surprises her by offering her a position. Her plan is solid—go to work, do her job, and avoid Jase Hale at all costs. It works, for a while. But the team leader who Jase assigned her to is worse than the man himself, and when Jase offers his help, Sophie’s resolve against him begins to crack. They make a simple pact—leave their past behind them and only bring work to the office, but that pact is broken as soon as Jase pushes her against his desk.

Jase Hale is beyond off limits—he’s her brother’s best friend, he’s her boss, and he’s the boy who broke her heart, but she can’t stay away. Just when Jase takes a risk with Tucker and the owner of their company for her, he finds out that Sophie accepted a position at a different architecture firm half way across the country. Jase doesn’t give Sophie a chance to explain, and everything seems to be falling apart—until Sophie shows up at work when she should already be in Seattle. Even after everything, neither Jase nor Sophie are ready to give up on each other, and they discover that sometimes the second chance is better than the first.

Where Good Girls Go to Die

The Good Girls Series: Book 1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following: French, Italian, Hebrew
*Not available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
It was a bad idea from the beginning. 

He was my brother’s best friend and the definition of unavailable.

But I didn’t care. I had loved him for as long as I could remember. 

He was worth the risk. He was worth everything. 

But then he broke my heart as easily as I fell for him. 

He watched me fall, spiraling out of control, and as I reached for him, he wasn’t there to catch me. 

So I ran. 

Four years later, I never expected to see him again. 

He was still my brother’s best friend, and he was more unavailable than ever. 

He looked every bit the bad boy I knew he was, covered in tattoos and a crooked smile.

Guarding my heart from him was top priority because Parker James was where good girls go to die.

Unfortunately for him, I wasn’t a good girl anymore.

Summary:
Livy Connor hadn’t Parker since she left home four years ago, after he broke her heart, and he was the last person she expected to see as her body slid around the pole. He was angry, but he had no right to be. Her brother, who stood next to him, was a different story. They were celebrating Parker’s bachelor party—a bachelor party for a wedding that she used to imagine would one day be hers.

When Livy’s brother convinced her to come back home to Tennessee, Livy accepted a job with his friend at a local tattoo shop. What Livy didn’t know was that Parker co-owned the shop. Livy tried to avoid Parker as much as she could, but neither her nor Parker could deny the old feelings that began to surface. Where Good Girls Go to Die gives a glimpse of Parker and Livy’s past along with their future. We watch as Livy struggles to forgive Parker, while Parker battles to choose between the girl he asked to marry him and the girl he never stopped loving. For Parker and Livy, their first love becomes bigger than everything else. 

Where Bad Girls Go to Fall

The Good Girls Series: Book 1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following: French, Italian
*Not available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
Nothing good came from listening to my heart. 

It was careless and irrational and became way too invested when I read a romance novel. 

So I put her under lock and key. 

I only had a few rules, and I always stuck with them. 

1. Never get attached. 

2. Always run before the feels become contagious. 

3. No matter what, under no circumstances, never fall in love. 

He was a playboy who ran by the same set of rules. 

What we had together was fun, it was hot, and it was temporary.

Until he screwed everything up. 

We were never meant to be each other’s happily ever after, but the harder I tried to push him away, the further I fell.,

Summary:
Staci Johnson wasn’t the kind of girl who had time for more than a one-night stand, but when she accidentally sends a naughty photograph to her best friend’s brother, he won’t take no for an answer. Mason Connor isn’t scared of Staci’s bad girl persona, or the fact that she friend zones him before he can even open his mouth. So, Mason treats his position as her friend as a full-time job. Once feelings develop and Mason gets too close, Staci pushes him away. She has a secret that she’s been keeping from him and everyone else.  

After pushing Mason away, Staci goes home–a place she hasn’t been in three long years–to face the man who ruined her life. Staci finalizes her divorce with her abusive husband and stays in her hometown for three weeks. After not seeing each other for weeks, Mason goes to Vegas for a tattoo convention without Staci knowing. After a night of drinking, their anger, hurt, and love for each other comes to a head, and everything they’ve wanted to say to each other comes out. The next morning, Staci finally comes clean that she’s married, and Staci and Mason fight through their pasts and the way they hurt each other and find their own happily ever after. 

Where Bad Boys Are Ruined

The Good Girls Series: Book 3

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following: French, Italian
*Not available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
I ate leftover cupcakes and cracked macarons for breakfast. 

I was ninety percent sure he simply ate up girls like me. 

I was covered in paint splatters, cake batter, and sweat the first time I met him. 

He was covered in badass tattoos and a smile that seemed to hold a secret I would never figure out. 

Rule number 1 was never, under any circumstances, fall for the man who I wrote my lease check to.

So, I tucked him away in the “Fantasize Only” compartment of my brain and called it a day. 

But he didn’t make it easy. 

He was arrogant, funny, and the biggest flirt I had ever met. 

Most of the time, I didn’t know if I was just a game to him. 

If I didn’t know better, I’d say he was on a mission to ruin my life. 

And maybe my heart, too.

Summary:
Charlie Walters has dreamed of opening a bakery for as long as she can remember, but she never dreamed that the building she rented would be owned by two of the hottest men she had ever seen. She’s quiet, shy, and the total opposite of the group of friends who work next door to her at Forbidden Ink. Brandon Hudson wasn’t into women like Charlie. She was too good for him and far too sweet, but there was something about her that he couldn’t walk away from.  When Livy and Staci from Forbidden Ink befriend Charlie and set her up on a date with their friend David, Charlie’s life becomes far more interesting than ever before. After sabotaging her date, Brandon works his way into Charlie’s good graces and gets her forgiveness. He attempts to gain Charlie’s friendship and helps her with the opening of her bakery.  But David won’t go away.

After a secret kiss in a game of laser tag, Charlie admits to herself that she wants to be with Brandon even if they hadn’t put a label on what they were. One of Brandon’s exes gets in Charlie’s head when she tells her that Brandon doesn’t do anything other casual. Charlie lets her insecurities take over and pushes Brandon away. But Brandon isn’t the kind of man who lets go that easily. It doesn’t take much for Charlie to realize she’s not willing to let go, either.

The Wrong Prince Charming

Genre: New Adult Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Not available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
Every little girl dreams of being swept off her feet by a charming Prince. But my life was no fairy tale.

And in this kingdom called college, the rules went out the window.

I’d known golden boy, Theo Hunt, was the one for me since we were kids. My heart was his for the taking, but I had become nothing more than the MVP of the campus king’s friend-zone. Easton Cole was a storm I couldn’t have predicted. He knocked me off my feet and stole my heart. But he was off limits. Not only was he was Theo’s frat brother, but he was the teacher’s assistant in English 101 and I was acing every test.

My heart was torn, my feelings tangled.

Because as soon as I noticed Easton, Theo finally noticed me.

I was in love with two guys, as different as night and day, but I could only have one.

I only hoped I didn’t choose The Wrong Prince Charming.

Summary:
When Maddison and Theo were teenagers, they made a pact that they would stay together forever—same college, same town, the same best friends. But when Maddison arrives at the University of Georgia a year later than Theo, she realizes that the best friend she’s been in love with for far too many years is no longer the same boy who left their home town. Then Maddison meets Theo’s frat brother, Easton Cole, and everything she thought she wanted is turned on its head. Especially when she’s forced to spend time with him when she realizes he’s her new Teaching Assistant and her new partner for a group project.

Maddison and Theo’s friendship is tested when Theo finally sees her falling for someone else, and he sabotages Maddison’s relationship with Easton. Heartbroken over Easton, Maddison turns to Theo, and for the first time in their relationship, things go further than friendship, and Maddison realizes that everything she thought she wanted is no longer going to make her happy. Caught between the guy she’s always wanted and the guy she didn’t mean to fall for, Maddison must make a decision that feels like she will be breaking her own heart no matter who she chooses. But for Maddison and Easton, their love was never a choice.

LK Farlow

LK Farlow (A.K.A Kate) is a small-town girl with a love for words. She’s been writing stories and poems for as long she can remember. A Southern girl through and through, Kate resides in beautiful, sunny LA—that’s Lower Alabama, y’all—with her amazing husband and four wonderful children. When she’s not writing, you can find her snuggled up on the couch watching nature and car documentaries while she crochets or with her nose in a book. All Kate really wants in this life is her family happy, strong coffee, a good book and more Happily Ever Afters.

Coming up Roses

The Southern Roots Series: Book 1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following: Portuguese
*Not available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
Myla Rose McGraw may be twenty, single, and pregnant, but she’s no damsel in distress. She doesn’t need a man. After all, her Grams taught her a thing or two about making lemonade out of life’s lemons. 

Then she meets Cash Carson. 

Reeling from a bad breakup, Cash has sworn off love. It led to nothing but pain and misery, and he’s determined to move forward alone. 
Until a redheaded Southern beauty crashes into him. With her shopping cart. At the local Piggly Wiggly. 

If love wasn’t for him, why did his heart beat a little faster every time Myla Rose sent that sweet smile his way?

He was no knight, and she didn’t need saving. 

But damn if he didn’t want to try anyway.

Summary:
After telling him she’s pregnant, Myla Rose McGraw’s boyfriend leaves her behind. Alone but determined to make it on her own, she refuses her friends’ insistence that she go out with Cash Carson, the new carpenter in town.

From the moment he sees Myla Rose, Cash is enamored. He has heartbreak of his own, and is wary of a new relationship, but he is unable to resist the pull he feels for her. When Myla Rose’s ex is cruel to her during a friendly outing at the beach, Cash realizes that his feelings for her are real and he quickly takes charge of both Myla Rose and her unborn baby. However, several miscommunications have both Myla Rose and Cash second guessing their budding relationship. It’s only when they clear the air and admit their true feelings to one that they realize the wrongs and hurts of their pasts have nothing to do with their future happiness together.

An Uphill Battle

The Southern Roots Series: Book 2

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following: Portuguese
*Not available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
Azalea Barnes has hated Drake Collins since the day he broke her teen aged heart.

Fast forward almost seven years later and her libido still hasn’t gotten the memo.

Now they’re frenemies… with benefits.

Which suits Azalea just fine. She gets what her body craves while keeping her heart safe.

Kind of.

Mostly.

Drake has loved Azalea since the day they met. He knows that she’s his forever. Too bad she only sees him as a good time. He wants more. Needs more.

If only he could convince her that it’s real this time. He’s more determined than ever to prove to Azalea that chemistry like theirs doesn’t exist only in the bedroom.

The odds may be against Drake, but he’s prepared for an uphill battle. 

Summary:  
Azalea and Drake have known each other since they were teens, and while there has always been a deep attraction simmering between them, a string of misunderstandings and poor timing have always kept them apart. Even into adulthood, their feelings remain; however, they both assume their relationship will never be anything more than clandestine casual hookups.

At the urging of friends and family, they decide to give a real relationship a try, but before they can even begin to explore their true feelings, a series of miscommunications and tension created by past love interests stop them in their tracks. It’s only when Azalea finally realizes that Drake wants more than a meaningless fling with her that she reveals her true feelings to him and he’s able to profess his longstanding love for her.

Weather the Storm

The Southern Roots Series: Book 3

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following: Portuguese
* Not available for audiobook rights.

Blurb:
Magnolia Ellington is all too aware that dangerous things can come in shiny packages. Her husband made sure to teach her that.

Desperate to escape his wrath–and his fists–she flees in the dark of night. Seeking safety and shelter with the only family she has left, Magnolia finds herself in the sleepy, Southern town of Dogwood–and in the arms of Simon McAllister.

Simon has always been more of a thinker than a doer. That changes the minute he meets shy and mysterious Magnolia. She has him rushing into action, ready and willing to do whatever it takes to earn her trust.

Slowly, with his steadfast determination and kind heart, Simon brings Magnolia out of her shell. But just as things start heating up between the two of them, the darkness of Magnolia’s past resurfaces, threatening to rip apart everything they’ve worked so hard for.

With their future hanging in the balance, Simon fears he’s losing Magnolia. Now, he must convince her that, together, they can weather the storm.

Summary:
From rags-to-riches, Magnolia’s life seemed like a real-life Cinderella story to outsiders. In reality, it couldn’t be farther from it. Her once charming husband shows his true colors as he becomes her abuser. Finally, she finds the courage to flee, escaping to the small town of Dogwood, where she meets Simon. His life hasn’t been much easier; when his mother abandoned him as a child leaving him at the mercy of his abusive alcoholic father, he quickly learned to guard his heart.

When Simon first sees Magnolia, she is being hassled on the street over a fender bender; he immediately feels fiercely protective of the timid stranger. The attraction is mutual, but they’re both hesitant thanks to their hurtful pasts. After a car accident injures Magnolia, she moves in with Simon to recover and as they grow closer and work through their issues, they both see their happily ever after looming on the horizon. That is, until Magnolia’s husband kidnaps her, leaving Simon to step up and become the hero she needs.

Best Laid Plans

The Brother’s Best Friend Standalones:

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following: Portuguese
*Not available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
The summer before my senior year of high school I had only one goal: to make Alden Warner see me as more than his best friend’s annoying little sister.

Finally, my wish came true and he noticed me. In a big way. Too bad that the next morning he had no memory of our night together, leaving me heartbroken, and as I later discovered…pregnant.

For the last four years, I’ve been rocking the single mom thing, making sure my daughter comes first. In fact, everything is going fine—until Alden storms back into my life, as my new boss.

His reappearance wasn’t something I planned for. Add my nosy, meddlesome three-year-old and an overprotective brother, and I’m obviously in way over my head.

My only hope now is that I can sway Alden to see things my way…but you know what they say about the best laid plans… 

Summary:
Natalie has crushed on Alden, her older brother’s college-aged best friend, for as long as she can remember, but always assumed he didn’t feel the same. Until at a party one night, the barriers between them drop, and they fall into to bed together. In her teenage mind, Natalie assumes they’ll also fall in love—only, the following morning, Alden has no recollection of their night together. Natalie is left heartbroken, and, as she later finds out, pregnant. Torn over how to tell him, she ultimately decides not to, due to the possible ramifications of their age difference.

Four years later, after being cheated on by his college sweetheart, Alden finds himself back in his hometown as the new owner of the café where Natalie works, completely unaware that he has a daughter. Natalie knows she needs to right her wrongs. After being kept in the dark so long, Alden struggles to overcome his anger, but he also finds himself not only forgiving her, but falling for her. As they grow together as a family unit, Alden realizes they weren’t meant to be together all along.

Best of Intentions

The Brother’s Best Friend Standalones:

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb:
Nate Reynolds is everything I shouldn’t want. Aside from being my best friend’s older brother, he’s a cocky, smooth-talking, panty-dropping playboy of a cop. And yet, I’m helplessly drawn to him.

His charm and good looks reduce me to a fumbling, mumbling teenaged version of myself, which pretty much guarantees that nothing will ever come of my silly crush.

Until the night of my best friend’s wedding.

Jenny Jones is the definition of innocence. She’s also my little sister’s best friend, making her completely off limits. She’s a forever kind of girl with hearts in her eyes, where I’ve always been more of a love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy.

Until a night spent between the sheets with her has me questioning everything I thought I wanted.

I tried my hardest to stay away, but you know what they say about the best intentions . . .

Summary:
From the moment they met, Nate knew Jenny, his little sister’s best friend, had a crush on him. But he also knows she’s a forever kind of girl that deserves a relationship, and monogamy is not his style. At his sister’s wedding, Jenny decides to act on her feelings; Nate tries resisting her advances but ultimately gives in, and they hook up that night. However, he quickly realizes that his feelings for her run much deeper than he originally thought.

When he slips out of their hotel room in the middle of the night, Jenny assumes it’s because of her health issues, especially when he proceeds to ignore her for almost two months after their night together. Finally, Nate can no longer avoid Jenny and he attempts to clear the air. Their physical attraction is undeniable, but due to wanting different things in life, they opt to be friends instead. As their attraction grows, they agree to give a relationship a chance; however, before they can get serious, a series of miscommunications cause them to split up. Tenaciously, Jenny sets out to prove to Nate that he deserves happiness before he’s able to absolve himself of the guilt he’s carried from his past and fully accept the love Jenny has to give him.

Best of Me

The Brother’s Best Friend Standalones:

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Not available for audiobook rights.

Blurb: 
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the dark to my sister’s light—the awkward loner to her social butterfly. Growing up, she had it all: our parent’s unyielding approval, perfect grades, a permanent spot at the popular table, and the attention of the hottest guy ever—Duke Kincaid.  
 
After eighteen years of living in her shadow, I couldn’t wait to escape—to finally be my own person. Yet here I am, I’m back in my hometown, once again in Valorie’s shadow. Only now, it’s eternal.  
 
I had life all planned out: join the force, marry Valorie Parsons, and start a family of our own. I have the job, but the girl and all my dreams died before my very eyes. 
 
At the urging of my friends, I agree to a blind date. Imagine my shock when I arrive and find, Valorie’s twin sister, waiting across the table from me. Mallory should be a reminder of all that I’ve lost, but instead she feels like my redemption . . . like maybe life’s giving me a second chance.  
 
But, how can I be enough for her when I’ve already given her sister the best of me? 

Summary: 
Duke Kincaid thought he was done with love when his fiancé died in a tragic car accident. Yet less than two years later, he grudgingly agrees to be set up on a blind date by his best friend’s wife. Imagine his surprise when he arrives and discovers that the woman he’s being set up with is none other than his fiancés twin sister, Mallory. Mallory has spent her entire life trying to escape the shadow of her golden-child-twin-sister, Valorie. The day they graduated high school, she fled and never looked back—that is, until a job offer lands her in the small town of Bay Ridge, where she becomes fast friends with Jenny Jones.  

Jenny’s match making skills are proven terrible when she realizes that the man she’s trying to set her new friend up with is her dead sister’s boyfriend. Both Mallory and Duke are resistant to any sort of relationship, but find themselves unable to ignore the intense chemistry and pull they have to one another. After a terrifying graveside incident with her abusive mother, Mallory confesses to Duke that she’s in love with him. He wants to return her affections, but finds himself reluctant to put words to his thoughts. However, after another chilling car accident, Duke realizes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mallory is the one for him and that while his love for Valorie was true, she didn’t take the best of him to the grave with her. 

Rebel Heart

Genre: New Adult Romance

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Blurb:
When AJ Adams is coerced into tutoring Brock Larson, she can’t help but wonder what she’s done to deserve such an epic punishment. He’s the very definition of an All-American good boy—and a total kiss ass. He’s the perfect son, the perfect student, and according to rumor, by far the best golfer the university has ever seen. Puh-lease. If he’s so perfect, why does he need tutoring? 
 
With his British Literature grade circling the drain, Brock knows he needs help. But when he meets his tutor, he can’t believe his friggin’ luck. Abby Jane no longer resembles the childhood best friend he used to play hide and seek with. No, she’s all attitude and pink hair and tattoos. Oh, and she hates him, so that’s a plus. 
 
Brock and AJ couldn’t clash more and antagonizing one another is just too easy. But, as they spend more time together, the lines begin to blur, leading them to realize they have more in common than what meets the eye. 
 
Hate. Lust. Love. They all look the same when you’re in denial, and everyone knows you can’t control your rebel heart.   

Summary: 
Childhood friends turned enemies, Brock and AJ (Abby Jane), are thrust back into each other’s lives when their British Lit professor coerces AJ into tutoring him. Preconceived notions and stereotyping give them a rocky start that quickly turns to banter and sexual tension. As they get to know each other again, she realizes Brock is more than an uptight clone of his father and he realizes AJ is more than tatted-up pink-haired rebel.  

They embark on a relationship, growing closer and closer, until Brock’s horrible father pulls the rug out from under them in the form of a pre-arranged engagement. While Brock has no intention of following through, he has to make it look convincing so that he and his mother can bring down his father once and for all; only doing so means breaking AJ’s heart in the process. When all truths come to light and after much groveling, they find their happy ending and elope in Vegas after graduation. 

Melissa Toppen

Melissa Toppen is a Bestselling Author specializing in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read. 
Melissa resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.

Ten Hours

Ten Hours Duet: Book 1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb:
Ten hours…

That’s how much time we spent together.

How much time I got with the man whose bright eyes and sultry smile almost made me forget that I was sick.

Six hundred minutes…

That’s how long it took me to fall in love.

Thirty-six thousand seconds…

And then it was over. And all I wanted was more.

More seconds. More minutes. More hours.

More him.

Ten hours…

Such a small, insignificant amount of time.

Yet those ten hours changed everything.

Summary:
Ten Hours revolves around Finley, a nineteen year old who fled South Carolina, and her drug-addicted mother, to live with her sister Claire in Chicago to start a new life. Unfortunately, life doesn’t turn out exactly as Finley hopes and just one year after arriving in Chicago she is diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.  With only a thirty percent chance of surviving the surgery, Finley doesn’t have a lot of hope for a future beyond the next couple of days. Enter Abel, whom Finley meets the day she receives her grim diagnosis. He’s handsome and charismatic and gives Finley a small taste of what life could be like if she wasn’t dying. They spend one incredible night together- a night that neither will soon forget, a night where Finley purposely avoids giving Abel any real information about herself. Choosing to keep her condition a secret, she lives what she believes to be her last real night on this earth, and then she walks away with no intention of ever seeing Abel again. But when Abel wakes the next morning to find Finley gone, he’s got other plans in mind.

Refusing to just let Finley go, Abel sets out to find the girl of his dreams and never let her go again. It isn’t until weeks later that he finally tracks her down, and that’s when he learns the truth about Finley’s illness. Having survived the surgery, Finley believes she’s on the road to recovery and Abel is determined to remain by her side and help her every step of the way. They go through many ups and downs together but through it all find a love that neither of them expected. At the end of the book Finley dies, leaving Abel to pick up the pieces in her absence and find a way to let go. The ultimate story of love found and then lost and the impact just one person can have on our lives.

What Comes After

Ten Hours Duet: Book 2

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Available for audiobook rights.


Blurb: 
Life is full of many things. 
Love. 
Loss. 
Heartbreak. 
Laughter. 
No matter how small, each moment has value. 
 
Then there are the big moments.  
The moments that define us.  
And the people who shape our very existence. 
 
Abel Collins is that person for me.  
From the very first time our eyes locked, I knew there was something about him.  
That he was the person that would change everything. 
And he did. 
 
But Abel isn’t just any man… 
 
His past is his prison. 
His guilt keeps him chained. 
His grief defines him. 
 
And now it’s up to me to set him free.  
To make him see that life isn’t just about what we’ve lost but what we still stand to gain. 
 
Because it’s not about what came before, but what comes after. 

Summary:  
Three years ago, Abel Collins lost the love of his life, Finley, to a malignant brain tumor. He spent the months following her death hiding out in California, unable to form any real connection to anyone or anything. Finally deciding to return home to Chicago for his younger brother’s wedding, Abel is forced to face the world that he left behind so long ago. Haunted by the memories of the love he lost, he’s a shell of his former self. But all of that changes the night he meets Peyton. Quick witted and not afraid to go after what she wants, Peyton brings out a side of Abel he had forgotten was even there, and it doesn’t take long before feelings begin to form between the two.  

Just as Abel starts to believe that maybe there is life for him beyond Finley, Peyton is in a car accident, forcing Abel to once again come face to face with the possibility of losing someone he loves. When he finds out Peyton is okay, instead of going to her the way he wants to, he runs. He lets his fear guide him away, convinced that it’s easier to lose her this way than to lose her the way he lost Finley. It isn’t long before he realizes his mistake. With the help of Claire, Finley’s sister, Abel finds the strength to do what he couldn’t do before—to let go of the pain of his past and finally begin to see hope for the future. Weeks after leaving Peyton, he shows up and explains his actions, apologizes, and professes his love for her. She forgives him. The story ends two years later; Abel and Peyton have been married for six months, and are pregnant with a little girl who will have the middle name Finley. 

All That We Are

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
They say everything happens for a reason- that there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. For the longest time I didn’t think that was true. I had stumbled around in the dark for so many years that I didn’t think I would ever find my way out. But when I finally did, it came in the most unexpected way.

Miles Hollins had been my brother’s best friend for as long as I could remember. We didn’t like each other much growing up. Or rather, we couldn’t stand each other. But after ten years of being gone, a lot had changed.

He wasn’t the same boy I remembered. I wasn’t the same girl either. So much had happened.

I moved away and got married.

Miles joined the military.

We both returned home broken in our own way.

I struggled to find my place in my new life. Miles struggled just to get through the day. But together we slowly began to heal. I quieted his demons and he gave me a sense of belonging. For a while that was enough.

But this is real life, and in real life nothing stays perfect forever. In real life not every story ends with a happily ever after. Sometimes the scars we carry are just too deep.

I promised him I would fight.

He promised me I would lose.

I’ll do everything in my power to prove him wrong. Because it’s when you find the one thing you can’t live without, that you truly find yourself.

Summary:
Harlow returns home for the first time in ten years after her marriage fails. She is finally free from her controlling husband, and ready to start over. She moves in with her brother Winston until she can get back on her feet. Winston’s best friend, Miles, is ex-military and owns his own tattoo shop. He gives Harlow a bookkeeping job at the shop to help her out. When Harlow’s ex shows up at the shop, threatening her and begging her to come home, Miles intervenes and saves the day. They begin dating in secret, not telling her brother for a month, but by that time, they are head over heels in love and cannot hide it.

Miles has been dealing with symptoms of PTSD on his own, without talking to Harlow, or anyone, about it. After waking up from a nightmare about Iraq with his hands around Harlow’s neck, he walks away from their new relationship. He takes it as a wake-up call to get help, and several weeks later, at Winston’s wedding, he tells Harlow everything. The story ends with the pair getting married, and Miles surprises Harlow by purchasing her childhood home.

How We Fall

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Not available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
I remember the very first time I laid eyes on Cole Lincoln. It still feels like yesterday when he stumbled into my life with his messy brown hair and dark eyes. Even though I was only ten years old at the time, I knew right then and there that he was going to change everything.

From that point on Cole and I were always together—inseparable—and I naively believed we’d be best friends forever. But forever didn’t last nearly as long as I expected.

We grew up and grew apart, life driving the distance between us, but my love for Cole never faltered. Even long after he moved away, leaving me and our little town behind, I still carried a piece of him with me every single day. Because Cole wasn’t just my childhood best friend- the boy who knew me better than anyone else in the whole world. He was also my first love- a part of my very core.

When a tragic death brings us face to face again after six years, every single memory comes rushing to the surface. Only this is not the boy I fell in love with all those years ago. The man before me is hardened, intimidating, and so damn sexy I practically melt when those dark eyes meet mine for the first time in six years.

And like the first time he walked into my life, I know with complete certainty that everything is about to change.

Summary:
Melanie and Cole were best friends from the time they were ten years old. Growing up, they each harbored secret feelings for the other, but they never acted on them. When Cole starts dating one of their mutual friends in high school, Melanie pulls away from him. The only hint of the love they have for each other is one kiss before Cole moves away for college. They lose contact after he leaves. Melanie stays in their hometown, caring for her dying mother and raising her two younger brothers. When a friend’s death brings Cole back to town six years after he left, he knows he won’t be able to leave a second time without Melanie. Unfortunately, she has a boyfriend.

However, when they spend some time together while he’s in town, Melanie confesses that she can’t see a future with her boyfriend. Cole tells her that he’s her future, and invites her to spend a weekend with him in the city. After Melanie’s boyfriend takes a new job hours away without discussing it with her, she ends things. She shows up on Cole’s doorstep and they begin a steamy and sweet relationship. Within a few months, Cole asks her to move in with him. The last night in her hometown, Melanie hikes to visit the fort they built as kids, and she falls trying to rescue a kitten. Cole finds her the next morning, unconscious and suffering from hypothermia. She is unconscious for days, and Cole is terrified that she is going to die. She finally wakes up, and Cole tells her she is his heart, and that he has loved her since he first met her. They move in together, and soon are engaged. The epilogue is set two years later, and they are married and have a baby girl.   

Love Me Like You Won’t Let Go

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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*Available for audiobook rights.


Blurb:
You never get over your first love. It’s something I’ve heard countless times. Like someone has to point out that your pain will never go away. That your shattered heart will never mend.

Because that’s exactly what my heart did the day I watched Asher Evans board that train- it shattered, splintering into a million tiny fragments that I didn’t think I’d ever be able to piece back together. He was the boy I had loved since I understood what loving someone meant. The one who knew me inside and out. The one who swore he’d never let me go. It’s been six years since that day and even now the memory haunts me like it was yesterday.

I’ve done my best to move on, to rebuild, and for the most part I’ve done pretty well. But all of that comes crashing down when Asher strolls back into town like he never left.

I don’t want to want him. I certainly don’t want to need him. But that doesn’t stop me from doing it anyway. Only things are different now. I’m different. I’m not the girl he left behind all those years ago. I may have been foolish enough to give him my heart once but I won’t make that mistake a second time. Or at least that’s what I tell myself until I’m standing face to face with the one man who has the power to break me all over again.

Summary:
Blakely and Asher grew up as best friends and eventually became something more. After losing his father—the only family he has left—to cancer, Asher decides he needs to leave town for a while. Though he initially only plans to be gone a few weeks, once he leaves, he doesn’t want to go back. A few weeks turns into six years—six years in which Blakely has been left in the dark. He didn’t write. He didn’t call. And eventually, she had no choice but to move on. It’s a slow process, but she finds the will to pick herself up and piece her life back together without Asher.

When Asher returns home after six years, he finds Blakely engaged to another man. While he realizes he’s the one that left, he refuses to just stand by and let another man have what has always been his. Asher is determined to win Blakely back. Blakely is determined to stay true to her fiancé and not let Asher Evans ruin her life for a second time. But when it comes to Asher, Blakely is not as strong as she wishes she was, and, eventually, her walls start to crumble. Faced with a decision that will determine the rest of her life, Blakely ultimately realizes—on her wedding day—that Asher is who she’s always meant to be with.

The Road to You

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following: Portuguese
*Not available for audiobook rights.

Blurb:
Life is full of choices. Of chances. Of moments.

Chances we regret not taking. Choices we wish we could change.

And then there are the moments that define us.

Kam was my choice…

The one who stole my heart instantly.

Kane was my chance…

The one who set me ablaze with just one look.

They were my moment…

Two brothers that both owned a part of me.

Two brothers that I loved in different ways for different reasons.

One brother shattered my heart.

The other put it back together.

Both changed me forever.

Summary:
Elara’s best friend Kamden dies in an ATV accident just after they graduate college. After his funeral, she surprisingly finds comfort in Kam’s brother, Kane. They spend an innocent night together, talking about Kam and life. Elara admits that on the day of the accident, she told Kam that she was in love with him, and that she suffers from immense guilt because she lived while Kam died. Kane encourages her to let of the guilt. The next day, he is gone, back to his life in Chicago. Two months later, Elara decides to move away from her aunt’s house, where she lived during college to be close to Kam. On her way out of town, she visits Kam’s gravesite and is shocked to find Kane there. He tells her that she is running away, and confesses that he feels guilt over how he feels for her, when she should be with his brother. On a whim, he invites her to go to Italy with him, but she refuses, saying he’s nuts for thinking she would go when they barely know each other. Days later, she’s agreed to spend four weeks in Italy with Kane. While in Italy, the two grow closer, and eventually fall into bed together. Elara realizes that she wasn’t in love with Kam, however much she may have loved him, because what she feels for Kane is much more intense. They spend a total of eight weeks in Italy in complete bliss.

Back in Chicago, Elara has a miscarriage, and didn’t know she was pregnant, because she had been told she was infertile. She is devastated and pushes Kane away. She tells him that she was driving the ATV when Kam died, and that he died because she was reckless. Kane tells her she needs to heal from the loss of Kam before they continue their relationship, and he leaves. She moves back to her aunt’s house, and goes to visit Kam’s gravesite. She has a conversation with Kam, and she hears him tell her to stop running, and not to blame herself. Months later, after a trip to Los Angeles where she sells the rights to the manuscript she wrote about their story, she buys a one way ticket to Chicago instead of going home. When she shows up at Kane’s apartment, he has the manuscript—her aunt sent it to him. He tells her he knew when he read it that she had found her peace, and he had been waiting for her, knowing they could begin their lives together now. The epilogue shows Kane at Kam’s gravesite several years later, talking to his brother. He and Elara are married, they have an infant son named Kamden, and they live in Italy. Kane acknowledges that none of this could have happened with Kam.

Where the Night Ends

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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*Not available for audiobook rights.

Blurb:
It only takes one night—one moment, one small snippet of time—to change everything. At sixteen-years-old, Sebastian Baxter taught me that. He taught me a lot of things.

He never had to work for my heart. In some unexplainable way I think it had always belonged to him anyway.

We spent years loving each other, hurting each other, trying to forget each other, but no matter how hard I tried, I could never erase the memory of him. His eyes, his smile, his touch—these are all things that are embedded in my brain, tattooed on my skin, and etched into my heart.

Some might think our love story is over, but deep down I know it’s only just beginning.

Because it’s not about where the night begins, it’s about where it ends…

Summary:
Tess has one goal through high school—to get into Columbia. She rarely goes to parties, but is dragged to one by her friends at the beginning of her junior year. There, she meets Sebastian, a rich, popular football player she’s always crushed on from afar. They fall in love over the school year, but everything falls apart before prom, when Tess finds out he’s accepted a full scholarship for football at LSU and hasn’t told her about it yet. She knows that it’s his dream, but struggles with how they will survive the long distance between Connecticut, where she still has one year of high school left, and Louisiana. When Sebastian realizes that she would give up Columbia and settle for LSU to be near him, he ends things, saying he can’t be responsible for her not chasing her dreams. They both are devastated, but carry on without each other.

A year later, on the night of Tess’s senior prom, they have a tearful reunion. Sebastian says he’s never stopped loving her, and that somehow they could make it work, but Tess says no—she’s heading to Columbia, and he’s still at LSU. Two years later, Sebastian has graduated college and goes to see Tess in New York before moving to California for a job. To his surprise, she has a boyfriend, Bennett. Tess admits that she still loves Sebastian, but she loves Bennett, too. Sebastian asks her to be with him instead, but she says no, in part because they will be on opposite coasts. One year later, Sebastian shows up at Tess’s graduation party, hoping that it’s finally the right time for them—but he witnesses Bennett proposing to Tess. Sebastian leaves after Tess says yes. Tess finds Sebastian later that day, and he begs her to be with him instead of Bennett. Tess says she can’t hurt Bennett like that. Sebastian tells her he’s done chasing her, and done fighting for their love. Back in New York, Tess has a moment of clarity, and knows exactly what she wants. She breaks up with Bennett, flies to California, and shows up at Sebastian’s apartment. She tells him that he’s always had her heart, and that they can finally be together. The epilogue shows them six months later, as they are preparing for their wedding.

Violets are not Blue

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb: 
Roses are red. 

Violets are blue. 

Forget everything good you’ve been told about love,  

because none of it’s true. 

You don’t agree?  

Spend a day in my shoes and you’d curse love too. 

My name’s Blue.  

Yes, you read that right. Blue Daniels.  

And I hate love. 

I despise every single thing about it. 

In my thirty-two years on this earth it has brought me nothing but heartbreak and disappointment.  

Love is a void. Something we’re taught we need if we want to live a happy and fulfilled life.  

Well I disagree.  

Some say I’m a cynic. Other’s call me the smartest woman they’ve ever met. 

But no matter what anyone says, I know what I need. And love is not it. 

Enter Harris Avery. 

A man who thinks he can have anyone he wants, including me. 

A man who reminds me daily why I swore off love in the first place. 

He walks around the office like he owns the place, throwing that sexy smirk of his at every female he passes. He thinks no one is immune to his charm.  

But poor Mr. Avery has never met a girl like me before.  

I’m more likely to throw myself off a bridge than at his feet.  

There’s just one problem…  

He’s decided to make it his mission to prove me wrong. 

To that I say, let the games begin… 

Summary: 
Blue Daniels has been hurt so many times by love that eventually she writes it off all together. That is, until Harris Avery, a co-worker she cannot stand, makes it his mission to change her mind. After spending an evening together, Harris convinces Blue to agree to a bet—a bet in which he would have one month to get her to fall in love with him. Reluctantly, Blue agrees, and their once tumultuous relationship quickly begins to change into something neither of them saw coming. The more time they spend together, the more the connection builds, until eventually neither of them can deny their feelings for one another. Only after all that, Blue still tries. She refuses to accept that her feelings for Harris go beyond their physical chemistry.  

When Blue is faced with an unexpected pregnancy, she pushes Harris further away, convinced that this isn’t what she wants. But after a visit to her doctor, and learning she’s actually not pregnant after all, Blue realizes that maybe it’s exactly what she wanted all along. It comes a little late, but Blue finally admits her feelings to Harris, and while he’s happy to have won their bet, he’s even more thrilled that he won the girl. 

S. Massery

S. Massery is a Contemporary Fiction and New Adult Romance author. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her dog, Alice.
Before adventuring into the world of writing, she attended college in Boston and held a wide variety of jobs, including working on a dude ranch in Wyoming (a personal highlight). She has a love affair with coffee and chocolate. When S. Massery isn’t writing, she can be found devouring books, playing outside with her dog, or trying to make people smile.

Something Special

The Something Special Series: Book 1

Genre: New Adult

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Blurb:
If it’s fate, it must be love.

Three coincidental meetings with a handsome stranger convince Charlotte their relationship could be fate—but coincidence and love are two very different things.

Charlotte has floated along in life, averse to romance, buoyed by her parents’ dreams, haunted by her traumatic past. She confuses complacency with happiness in all aspects of her life, and fear of change keeps her from venturing too far from her comfort zone.

Avery enters Charlotte’s life when she most needs it, igniting a passion in her that she thought was dead. Caught up in the idea of fate, she clings to her relationship with Avery. Soon, everything begins to crumble.

Charlotte must decide what’s worth more: Staying with the familiar, or leaping blindly into the unknown.

Summary:
Charlotte (“Charlie”) and Avery meet the summer before Charlie’s senior year in college, and they meet twice more by coincidence over the next year. Another year later, Charlie has moved to Boston, where Avery lives, and the two reconnect. They begin dating, swept up in the idea of romance and fate. Meanwhile, Charlie remembers a past abusive relationship in high school, spurred on by her best friend Jared moving away. The high school relationship gives insight into why present-day Charlie acts the way she does. Readers see much more quickly how not right Avery and Charlie are together, although they hold onto each other in a desperate attempt to make it work—and perhaps a stubborn refusal to put each other through change.

Jared and Charlie slowly reconnect over the phone as her relationship with Avery deteriorates. Things come to a head after Jared visits Charlie in Boston. He informs her that he is leaving for Washington. Avery’s ex makes a sudden reappearance in his life, which creates too much tension on the relationship. Avery and Charlie split, and Charlie is finally pushed into doing something a bit reckless. She moves across the country to Seattle, to live with her best friend while she gets her feet under her. In the end, she follows her passion and opens an art studio. It isn’t until months later that she and Jared meet again, both not realizing that they live so close. They have harbored love for each other since their childhood, and it comes back to life. The story ends with Jared proposing months later.

Something Sacred

The Something Special Series: Book 2

Genre: New Adult

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Blurb:
You met Jared in Something Special. Now hear his side of the story….

Wildfires are dangerous—but the worst comes after.

Desperate for a drastic change in my life, I accept a job on the Boulder Mountain Hotshot crew—a formidable hand crew that fights front lines of wildfires in Washington—and push all of my thoughts into work. I don’t expect to make friends, but the crew quickly becomes my family.

When I’m facing down a wildfire, there’s no room to think about what I’ve lost.

In the heat of the moment, I can forget those who tore away pieces of my soul: my best friend, my father, my ex-fiancée. Action over thought.

After? Grief is the only echo.

Eventually, everything runs cold and awareness floods back in. When the smoke clears, I’ll have to deal with everything—and everyone—I’ve been pushing away.

Summary:
Jared had dreamed of being a firefighter ever since he watched his house burn down at nine years old. The story begins with Jared’s move to Washington. He has been accepted to an Interagency Hotshot Crew, a crew that fights the front lines of wildfires. He left D.C. on the heels of his fiancée’s miscarriage and the subsequent implosion of their relationship. Jared gets thrown into new situations and with a new crew, who quickly becomes family, and has many heart-stopping firefighting moments. On his second season as a hotshot, he falls down a cliff and tears his ACL. His boss is forced to let him go, and Jared returns to D.C. to rehab his knee and return to structural firefighting, where he got his start.  

Soon after Jared’s move back to D.C., a roof collapses on him, and his leg has to be amputated. Suddenly unable to return to fighting wildfires—his ultimate goal—he grapples with the emotional and physical weight of trauma. With the help of friends, and a sudden reappearance of his childhood best friend, Charlie, he heals. When given the opportunity to work on wildfires in a different capacity, Jared leaps at the chance. He moves back to Washington, choosing the job over Charlie—who, at that point, is still with her boyfriend. Almost a year after Jared moves to Washington, his mother tips him off that Charlie is living in Seattle. He goes after her, professing love that never died from their childhood, and they start dating. The two work on their relationship between Jared’s running off to help on fires up and down the west coast. He brings Charlie down with him on a fire, which ends up being a drastically bad decision. While Charlie is there, the town is evacuated due to the fire getting more aggressive and out of control. Jared vows to never choose a fire over Charlie again, and to keep her safe once he locates her—thankfully unharmed. Months later, Jared proposes.

Blood Sky

The Broken Mercenaries Series: Book 1

Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mafia Romance

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Blurb:
Kill those who betray you. 

Never trust someone with nothing to lose. 

Family is business.  

Delia 

I watched my enemies murder my father. 

On the run, I plot to return home and lead my mafia family as my father did. But some would kill for my inheritance, and unearthing those people from the shadows would be impossible without Jackson. He rescued me, and has saved me over and over again—and he could be the key to my survival. 

The problem is, his morals keep getting in the way. 

Jackson 

It takes a lot to scrub bad deeds from a man’s skin, but god, I’ve been trying. 

All my efforts evaporated when I met Delia. That woman has trouble written all over her, and she sucks me into the mud faster than I can throw a punch. Love has a way of blurring the lines, and Delia is igniting all of my old urges. I’m trying to be good, I really am.  

The problem is, I kind of like being bad. 

Summary: 
Delia Moretti’s family has just been murdered by her enemies, and now they are after her. She is discovered by Jackson Skye while hiding in her childhood home. Jackson has been living life on the straight-and-narrow, but he wasn’t always that way: he used to be a mercenary. Tired of the red in his ledger, he gave up that life to save people. Jackson’s skills surface after repeated attacks on Delia’s and his lives. All Delia wants is to go back to Las Vegas and reclaim the leadership her father had held over their mafia family, and Jackson is desperate enough to save Delia that he’ll risk everything for her. 

Delia’s path back to power is riddled with vipers hiding in her family, who want nothing more than to hold the power themselves. She uncovers the truth about why her family was murdered and tries to take down the people responsible, but it ultimately backfires on her and gets her and Jackson caught in a trap. With the help of Jackson’s ex-team of mercenaries, Delia and Jackson defeat those who wanted to take her down in a guns-blazing showdown. They’re able to leave the family in good hands and leave the mafia behind. 

Angel of Death

The Broken Mercenaries Series: Book 2

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Blurb: 
I’ve never been the good guy, but I would give anything to redeem myself from my sins. 

Secrecy has kept me alive, because the amount of people who want me dead? Let’s just say it’s a long list. 

After my family is attacked, and a girl from my childhood is drawn into the fray, my secrets take a backseat to keeping her safe. 

I’ve never been the hero, but Hadley could be the key to my redemption. 

If only I didn’t have to betray her to save her. 

Summary:  
Griffin Anders, ex-military medic and mercenary, is brought back to Bitterwood, New York when his foster father is assaulted. He promises to avenge him, and in doing so, he realizes that this was a targeted attack to make Griffin vulnerable. There’s one other person from Griffin’s past that has power over him: Hadley Weatherly. They grew up together, and he has always been her guardian angel—until his life got too dark. He rescues Hadley from imminent danger and whisks her off to Europe with him while he tries to find out who is after him. Hadley has been battling chronic leukemia since her diagnosis a few years prior, unknown to Griffin, and has ignored symptoms of a progressing illness. She is quite sick by the time they make it to their final European destination. He flies Hadley to a secluded island with the best doctors, then leaves to hunt down the man who has been hunting him: Il Fantasma. Six weeks pass while Hadley endures harsh treatment alone, and Griffin comes up empty-handed. 

Griffin finally puts an end to Il Fantasma, but he realizes the true enemy—the one who framed him—is his friend and pilot, Smith Jenkins. By that time, Smith has taken Hadley hostage with plans to kill her. Griffin and his crew, who first appeared in Blood Sky, rescue Hadley. They return to Bitterwood, New York, where Griffin tries to win back Hadley’s affections. He eventually succeeds, and he proposes to Hadley. It ends with the reveal that Wyatt, his old mercenary crew’s leader who had died in a fire, is alive and working behind the scenes against a larger enemy. 

Laramie Briscoe

Laramie Briscoe is the USA Today Bestselling Author of over 30 books.
Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on Apple Books, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. Her books have been known to make readers laugh and cry. They are guaranteed to be emotional, steamy reads.
When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on Netflix. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

Renegade

The Moonshine Task Force Series: Book 1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb:
When you fall in love with the most unexpected person, at the most unexpected time…

Ryan “Renegade” Kepler
I’m the type of man who knows what I want. I make up my mind and stay in my lane, never veering off the course I set for myself.

Going into the military? Did it. Youngest member of the Moonshine Task Force? That’s me. Get my best friend’s older sister in bed? It was my pleasure.

Age means nothing to me. I’ve seen and done things men twice my age never will. What I want more than anything is someone to share my life with, and that person is my best friend’s older sister, Whitney.

Whitney Trumbolt
Ryan may be ten years my junior, but damn, my first time being a cougar will never be forgotten. Now I’m struggling with wanting things to either go back to the way they were or spend every night in his arms.

Make my wedding planning company the best in the south? Did it. Ignore the way my body trembles when I see Ryan? Epic fail. Freak out when I see a positive pregnancy test staring back at me? Complete with mascara running down my face and clutching my pearls.

Looks like things will never be the same. There’s a man in my life who doesn’t take no for an answer. He’s the one who makes my blood run hot, cheeks turn red, and heart beat wildly within my chest. His name is Renegade.

Summary:
An age-gap, surprise baby romance. Ryan “Renegade” Kepler is a member of the Alabama Moonshine Task Force – an elite group of police officers combating the use of illegal moonshine in the state. Whitney Trumbolt, ten years his senior, is his best friend’s older sister, recently divorced. One night she goes to a bar, needing to feel like a woman. There, she runs into Ryan, and they have a one-night stand

The one-night stand results in a pregnancy. Together, they navigate the journey of becoming first-time parents. When her brother, Trevor is involved in an accident that almost kills him, Ryan and Whitney decide it’s best to tell each other how they feel because they realize tomorrow isn’t promised. When their daughter is born, he asks Whitney to marry him, and the book ends with her saying yes.

Tank

The Moonshine Task Force Series: Book 2

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb:
Life isn’t promised, love isn’t easy, and relationships aren’t always clean, but everyone has their soulmate who is willing to forgive when it would be better to forget.

Trevor “Tank” Trumbolt

I never thought in the blink of an eye my life could change, but it did. Cresting a hill driving to my favorite fishing spot, I was hit head-on by a teenager with no regard for anyone’s life but his own.

The recovery process has been hard, painful, and damn near beating me down.

The bright spot? Blaze.

Surviving the wreck has given me a second chance to make a life with her. Not knowing if I’ll ever be able to rejoin the Moonshine Task Force again has brought my world into focus. It’s made me realize what’s important.

Blaze. Stella. My brothers. My sister.

The ego that ran Blaze away before isn’t here any longer. What’s left is a man who’s holding his heart in his hands and a burning hope that once I’m healed she’ll still be around.

Daphne “Blaze” Coleman

There’s only been one person in the world who’s accepted me for who I am – from the fiery red of my hair and vibrant tattoos covering parts of my body to the smartness of my mouth and my desire to be matched in the bedroom.

That man is Trevor Trumbolt. When he asked me to give up my job as an EMT because he saw the dangers I face one scary afternoon, it spelled the end for us.

Now that he’s been injured, he needs my help and my love. I failed once before when someone close needed me. I won’t make that mistake again. For Trevor, I’ll give it all freely, but in the end I’m gonna need him to understand one thing about relationships – the give and take, love and sadness, pleasure and pain is a two-way street. He’s either in this with me or he’s not, but at the end of the day, I won’t let him boss me around.

If there’s anything that can handle the steel of a tank – it’s the heat of a blaze.

Summary:
Trevor “Tank” Trumbolt is a member of the Alabama Moonshine Task Force – an elite group of police officers combating the use of illegal moonshine in the state. His girlfriend, Blaze Coleman, is an EMT within the MTF’s jurisdiction. After Blaze’s life is threatened, Tank gives her an ultimatum; him or the job. Blaze picks her job, and they separate. Months later, Tank is in a life-threatening off-duty accident. He is injured so badly he can’t resume his normal duties. It’s decided someone should stay with him to help with recovery. Blaze offers to do so, not only because she’s an EMT, but because they have a history.

In close quarters, the feelings they had previously come back, and they come back with a vengeance. Very quickly, platonic gestures turn into romantic lust. Tank apologizes for making her choose between him and her job when she admits to him that she’s an EMT because she watched her older sister die of an overdose in front of her. She couldn’t help her sister, but she vows to help anyone else she can. It’s the most important thing in her life. As Tank is healing, he spends time with his friends and family. He gets to watch the birth of Whitney and Renegade’s daughter, Stella, and there are numerous scenes with him and Stella, showcasing how important it is for him to be in her life.

Havoc

The Moonshine Task Force Series: Book 3

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb: 
When a marriage of convenience turns into the passion of a lifetime… 

Holden “Havoc” Thompson 

My job as the leader of the Moonshine Task Force is my life. I eat, breathe, and sleep it. The men under my command mean the world to me. Knowing they count on my guidance has kept my demons at bay for longer than I care to admit.  

The control I have over myself is an iron fist that sometimes threatens to squeeze the life out of me. What I want more than anything is to live again – someone to show me the light when all we have in our line of work is darkness. 

I don’t expect it to come in the form of a Moonshiner’s daughter needing my protection. 

Leighton Strather 

My whole life has been defined by who my family is. In the state of Alabama, we’re number one with a target on our backs. The danger and prestige isn’t for me. I don’t care about the money, and I care too much about the families we’ve ruined.  

My brother and my dad are proud of it. They wear their arrest records like a badge of honor. Me? I want as far away from the lifestyle as I can get. 

It’s the only reason I ask Holden to marry me. At least that’s what I tell myself. 

I never expect his whispered yes to cause such upheaval in my life. Even though I resist, I learn some havoc is good – and this one? It’s a whirlwind of lust, hope, and love and all I can do is let it sweep me away. 

Summary:  
Holden “Havoc” Thompson is the leader of the Alabama Moonshine Task Force – an elite group of police officers combating the use of illegal moonshine in the state. Leighton Strather is the daughter of Laurel Springs’ most well-known moonshiner. By day she works at the The Café, and by night, she’s a college student. When she asks Havoc to protect her, he takes her hand in marriage. They’ve had a flirting relationship up until this point. He’s older, and her being younger, more vulnerable hits him in the heart. Marriage for them isn’t the easiest thing in the world. They have different beliefs; She’s a moonshiner’s daughter, and he’s a man sworn to uphold the law, but they have something—lust and chemistry. When they’re alone, it doesn’t seem to matter that Havoc is trying to arrest Leighton’s family. 

One night, at a high school barn party, her young coworker Caleb and his friends get a bad batch of moonshine that results in the death of one of the students. Knowing that it will sever her relationship with her family, Leighton shows the MTF how to pin the bad batch on her father. Havoc, not wanting Leighton to have to go on the stand, goes to speak to her brother, Brooks, who is in jail, asking him to protect her the way he should have all her life. He helps her, and they all work together to put her family in jail. 

Ace

The Moonshine Task Force Series: Book 4

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb:
Ace is saving lives and mending hearts…….

Anthony “Ace” Bailey

I’m not a rules kinda guy

Department Policy? Kinda sucks, but I do what I have to for the job that I love.
Playing it safe? Not my thing.
Married? No big deal when I know she’s unhappy and scared.

I’m one of those guys – a sniper in the military, a little bit of an adrenaline junkie, and a member of the Moonshine Task Force. I’ve lived through some shit.

My gut has never failed me. It’s my sixth-sense. Warning me of a gunshot coming my way, of a traffic stop being potentially deadly, or the tingling in the back of my neck when I go to sleep telling me I’ll be woken up by a call in the middle of the night. My gut has always kept me honest.

Like the day I walked into The Café and saw the new waitress. There was a ring on her left hand, but I didn’t care. One look in her eyes told me everything I needed to know. Her marriage wasn’t one made of love and respect. It was one made of fear and doubt.

It’s why I ignored that ring, why I arrested her husband, and the reason I’m willing to take my time. Patience is a virtue, and with this woman, I have it in spades.

Violet Miller

Meeting Anthony Bailey changed my life. He did things that no one else has ever done for me.

Feeling safe? Never happened before.
Feeling wanted? It’s been years.
Being independent? I’m learning.

It’s foreign, not having someone question my every move, being able to eat what I want for dinner, and sitting out on my front porch talking to Anthony every night while we share a couple beers.

I try to tell myself he’s just being nice; that he’s doing his job and working within the community. The problem? The night he takes the kiss we both want, everything changes, and I can no longer deny what I feel. But it doesn’t stop me from trying – and I learn quickly that Ace knows me better than anyone else ever has – including myself.

All I can do is hang on, as he takes me on the scariest journey of my life. The one that bends us until we almost break, and ends with a happily ever after I never thought I would get.

Summary:
Anthony “Ace” Bailey is a member of the Alabama Moonshine Task Force – an elite group of police officers combating the use of illegal moonshine in the state. Violet Miller is a waitress at the local Café. When her abusive husband beats her one day in the middle of her work shift, Ace saves her. When she gets out of the hospital, Ace does his best to make sure she feels cared for and safe, especially as she goes back to work in the same place her husband beat her. Ace goes out of his way to make sure she doesn’t isolate herself from their group of friends.

They go to Mobile, Alabama to celebrate the marriage of their friends Renegade and Whitney. The entire MTF takes a road trip to the most southern part of the state. While there, she gets a little more of herself back; she starts wearing makeup, dresses, and begins to take better care of herself. The rooms have been double-booked, and she’s bunking with Ace. He teaches her that men can be patient and kind. Eventually, she’s strong enough to talk to him about pursuing her dreams of going to school and divorcing her husband. Her husband refuses to give her a divorce, but Ace makes sure she gets it, telling her that even if he isn’t a part of her dreams, he wants to help her achieve them. Over the next few months, they spend time together, even getting stuck together on Halloween helping their friend Leighton get to the hospital to deliver her and Havoc’s baby. The end welcomes in a new year, with Ace proposing to Violet.

Menace

The Moonshine Task Force Series: Book 5

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb:
The sexy, single dad of the MTF finally gets his turn…….

Mason “Menace” Harrison

“Single and ready to mingle……”

Those are the words above every picture of almost every female that strikes my interest on this dating app my son talked me into getting. After being a single dad for seventeen years, I’m ready to spread my wings, just not with most of the co-eds who keep hitting on me and calling me daddy.

Now that Caleb’s in his Senior year of high school, I feel like I can let go of the iron-clad control I’ve had on myself without his Mom in our lives. I’ve enjoyed raising him, love the relationship we have, and while he went off the rails for a bit last year, we’re closer than we’ve ever been. He’s got a full ride to the University of Alabama, and I’ve settled into my spot with the Moonshine Task Force.

But my son doesn’t warm my bed, he isn’t someone I can share my dreams with, and he’s not the person I want to grow old with by my side. I’m not sure who that is yet, but the smokin’ hot lady going by the name BeachBum83 definitely has every single bit of my interest.

Karina Holland

“Looking for a good time, maybe more…..”

Those were the lamest words I ever typed in my life, but it was the best I had for the dating app my friend, Violet talked me into joining. I didn’t have any high hopes for myself. As a High School English teacher, I’m sick of pervy Dads hitting on me when they come in to discuss their child’s lack of motivation to read the classics and apply themselves.

Until the day Mason Harrison walks into my classroom. I had no idea Caleb’s Dad was the man I met off that dating app who showed me how flexible I really am in the back of his Jeep. Within minutes of the parent/teacher conference he proved the sparks weren’t one-time only when we christened my desk.

Mason and Caleb? They touch a part of my heart that no one’s ever touched before, and when a threat from the past shows up, I prove just how tough I really am.

Summary:
Mason “Menace” Harrison is a member of the Alabama Moonshine Task Force – an elite group of police officers combating the use of illegal moonshine in the state. Karina Holland is his son Caleb’s teacher. When Caleb puts a dating app on Menace’s phone, neither of them really expect for him to hit it off with anyone. But, he does. Karina meets him in Birmingham, where they share a dinner and end up having sex in the backseat of his Jeep. She assumes he’s the single father of a young child, and is not sure that she wants to get involved with someone with a young child, so she ignores his calls. When he walks into her classroom for career day, they’re both shocked. After the students leave, they have an encounter on her desk, and she promises next time she’ll answer the phone. She agrees to date him, and they spend time getting to know one another. The MTF is investigating a lead that there is moonshine in the school where Karina teaches, and they suspect the creepy science teacher, who also happens to hang around the girls’ locker room too often.

Caleb is a high school senior, and Menace is doing his best to find out what his life will be once Caleb’s gone. Karina steps in when Caleb is sick with the flu, and further insinuates herself into their family dynamic. She and Menace move in together, and soon Caleb goes off to college. They find a stash of moonshine near the locker room. Not being able to pin it on the teacher yet, they hang back, gathering more evidence. Menace and Karina get married, and she finds out she’s pregnant. They share the happy news with Caleb, and go to watch him play in his first college football game. Around Thanksgiving, they have the proof they need to arrest the science teacher, but he gets wind of it, and takes a heavily pregnant Karina hostage. Ace goes back to his sniper beginnings to take out the target, and saves Karina. The couple has their baby daughter, Kelsea, and Caleb promises her that she will never have to know what it’s like not to have a family to count on.

Cruise

The Moonshine Task Force Series: Book 6

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Available for audiobook rights.

Blurb:
The kid is now a man, and he’s got something to prove….. 

Caleb “Cruise” Harrison 

“A Dad is a son’s first hero……” 

All my life I’ve looked up to my Dad, there’s nothing I ever wanted to do more than be a member of the Moonshine Task Force right next to him. I said no to playing football professionally to stay in Laurel Springs and fulfill my dream.  

I’m biding my time, paying my dues, and soaking up any bit of information my fellow MTF members slip my way. To most of them I’m the kid they watched grow up, and while they’re proud of me, they don’t take me seriously. 

Life is status quo until the morning all hell breaks loose in our small town threatening everyone I know and love – including the one woman I can’t get out of my head. 

Ruby Carson 

“My favorite place? In his arms……” 

Caleb saved me from the worst date of my life, swooping in like the fixer he is. Smiling his panty-melting grin, he grabbed my hand, and extricated me from the longest ninety minutes known in the history of the world.  

Instead, he took me on the best date I’ve ever had. We’ve been inseparable since that crazy night. 

It hasn’t been picture-perfect. His job is dangerous, it worries me, even when he tells me not to. One gorgeous summer day, it all comes crashing down on us. 

The man who has my heart is in the middle of a FUBAR situation that has no good ending. My hope is, when the smoke clears Caleb walking towards me, arms out-stretched, with that grin on his face, before he envelopes my body into the hug only he can give. 

That’s what would happen in a perfect world – but I’ve never known a perfect world – not even with Caleb…… 

Summary: 
Ten years after the last book, Caleb Harrison, Menace’s son, has joined the Moonshine Task Force as “Cruise”. Ruby is a teacher at the local school, and works with Caleb’s stepmother, Karina, who he now calls “mom.” They meet at The Café, when Caleb overhears Ruby get propositioned in a way that sets him on edge. Caleb intervenes, gets rid of the guy, and offers to take Ruby home, telling her he’s a cop. He asks to take her out on the ride home, and so begins their relationship. He tells her of growing up without a female figure, and how his dad always made the class cupcakes for his birthday, but they were awful, and he was always kind of ashamed of them. On Valentine’s Day, Caleb and his dad are called away because of a horrible wreck, leaving Ruby and Karina to celebrate the holiday together. When he and his dad arrive at their family home, Ruby has made cupcakes, and Caleb knows she’s the one for him. 

Things are status quo, until Caleb is called out on a chase and is forced to shoot and kill the suspect. He reacts by pushing everyone away. He has a hard time coming to grips with the fact he killed another man. He and Menace have an emotional discussion about doing what they have to do in the line of duty; about how things aren’t always black and white, and sometimes you have to save a larger number of people by taking out the threat. Menace says it’s like the cupcakes he used to make—He knew they weren’t good, and even though Caleb was embarrassed, he knew he’d be more embarrassed if Caleb showed up without them. Finally, Caleb gets some understanding of who he is, and his job. Caleb makes his own cupcakes, taking them to Ruby and explaining that he understands it’s not what things look like on the outside, it’s what they mean on the inside that matters. He knows who he is, and he knows he’s a good person, no matter what he has to do. A few months later, he proposes in the The Café, at the table where he rescued her from her awful date. The epilogue is set five years later, with them as a married couple, welcoming their second child together. 

Ransom

The Laurel Springs Emergency Response Team Series: Book 1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Available for audiobook rights.

Blurb: 
Ransom Thompson 

For years I’ve wanted two things: to be a member of the Moonshine Task Force and to be the man Stella Kepler can’t live without. 

One out of two isn’t bad, or so I tell myself. Being the only K-9 handler for the MTF presents its own share of obstacles, but me and Rambo? We make it work. Life is status quo, until I’m called in to help with what appears to be a hostage situation and Stella is right in the middle of it. 

This is my one chance, and I’m not going to blow it. 

Stella Kepler 

When I’m stuck in an examination room holding a hurt woman and a man with a gun, I do the only thing I can – I sneak out, call 911, and hope help comes quickly. It does. 

In the form of Ransom Thompson. He and I have known each other since we were babies. Our mothers are friends, our dads work together, and we’ve always been friends. 

Only, the last few months I’ve started to notice things. How mature he is, how alpha he can be, the chiseled six-pack, and the abundance of ink spreading across his body.  

When I offer to cook him dinner for saving me, neither one of us knows how that one moment will change the course of the rest of our lives. 

Summary: 
Laurel Springs Police Department K-9 officer Ransom responds to a call from a local medical clinic about a man with a gun. Inside are his childhood friends, Stella and Kelsea. He’s worried, so he springs into action quickly. Stella is inside the room with the armed man, and thanks to her being calm, she helps Ransom apprehend the man. As a thank you, she offers to make him dinner. When she goes over, she’s introduced to K-9 Rambo; it’s important to Ransom for the woman in his life to get along with his dog. Over time, they start dating, but they don’t want their family in their business. Instead, they keep it a secret. Their fathers are both on The Moonshine Task Force, and they have grown up together. Ransom encourages Stella to follow her dream of going to nursing school, and she does her best to help him deal with the pressures of being an officer in the current political climate. When The Laurel Springs Emergency Response Team is formed, Stella joins with her brother, Nick, as well as Kelsea, and Ransom’s brother Cutter. Ransom and Rambo are in a high-speed chase. Ransom goes after the driver, and Rambo goes after the passenger. A hand-to-hand fight ensues along with shots fired. Both Ransom and Rambo are injured.  

Stella is at the Café when her dad comes in to tell the Café owner, Leighton, that her son, Ransom, has been injured. Stella can no longer keep their relationship from her family. When they get to the hospital, she goes to Ransom, who begs her to go be with Rambo in case something bad happens—he doesn’t want his beloved dog to be alone. Ransom and Rambo come through their respective surgeries, and during his recovery, Ransom realizes how important Stella is to him. Stella get pulled over while driving, and the K-9 unit is called in for a drug sniff. When Ransom and Rambo show up, they treat her like a criminal, until they ‘find’ a package in her car with a ‘will you marry me’ message on it. Of course, she says yes. 

Trick

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following: Portuguese
*Available for audiobook rights.

Blurb:
A forced sentence leads to a reckless passion…

Hadley
When my husband walked out on me over a year ago, it devastated me. When the divorce papers came, it wrecked me. When we had to sell our house, it broke me. 
But then he moved in with his new flavor of the month and told our daughter his new woman wasn’t into children. That pissed me off.

Now Riley feels abandoned, and I can’t make it better; no matter how hard I try. I’m desperate to help her adjust to the loss of a male figure in her life. The Companion Program that matches adults up with children who have loneliness and abandonment issues is my last hope.

The counselors tell me he’s doing community service hours, and I ask to sit in on his meetings with Riley. The minute I see him astride the matte black Harley, I know neither my nor Riley’s life will ever be the same again.

Trick
Community Service. Two words I should be thankful for, but I’m not. I resent the hours away from building my business. The two previous kids I’d been paired up with didn’t work out because their mothers were more interested in getting in my bed than making sure their child was taken care of. This next match with a little girl is my last hope. Unless this kid works out, I’m destined to serve time.

When they push her into the room wearing pink converse with a black dress, her crazy curls barely held back by the barrette in her hair, and studious glasses on her face, I can tell she’s scared – of new people, of change, of being pushed aside. Something inside of me breaks, and I want this girl to feel wanted again.

What I’m unprepared for is meeting her mom. The second our hands touch, I see fireworks, bright lights, and a picture of the future I could one day have. The future I’ve never allowed myself to wish for.

Community service becomes more than a chore, more than the precious hours I have to give up. In the months that follow, I realize Riley and Hadley are just like me; they’ve been abandoned, left behind by the world, forgotten by those who should love them.

Thanks to the one last hope in both our lives – we found the light in the darkness we’d been searching for.

Summary:
Patrick “Trick” Tennyson is an ex-con being given one more shot to stay out of prison by doing one thousand hours of community service. He’s been chosen to work in the Companion Program, where he’s paired with six year old Riley Westin, who is in need of a positive male influence. Riley’s father never wanted kids, and made it well known to her mother, Hadley. Divorced and on her own, Hadley is working two jobs, doing whatever she can to make Riley feel safe and secure, but Trick changes their lives as soon as they’re introduced. Trick quickly falls for the little girl, and is wildly attracted to her mother. Hadley feels the same attraction, which she hasn’t felt with anyone, even when she first met her husband. She and Trick begin a cautious relationship, and within a few months, Hadley and Riley are practically living with Trick and his cat, Tux.

Trick passes a parole hearing, meaning he doesn’t have to go back to jail. He supports Hadley through a surprise custody battle with her ex. Trick is worried about Hadley’s custody case being hurt by her association with him, since he does have a record. Hadley reassures him, as does her attorney—he is now a law-abiding citizen, a business owner, a positive role model for Riley, and an asset to his community. The judge rules in Hadley’s favor. They find out that her ex still doesn’t want Riley, but he wanted some control of Hadley’s life. Hadley and Riley officially move in with Trick, and he proposes to both of them—to Riley with pink diamond earrings, and to Hadley with a matching pink diamond ring. A few years later, the couple reflect on their wedding day, when Trick officially adopted Riley during the ceremony. Hadley is now pregnant with a little boy, and Riley calls Trick ‘dad.’ Together, they get the family they all dreamed of.

Room 143

Genre: Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Available for audiobook rights.

Blurb: 
Around my neck lays a wedding ring. 

In my right hand I hold a hotel room key. 

Which one do I pick? 

The marriage? The key? 

Everything is not as it seems in room one-forty-three 

Summary: 
Nash’s wife and unborn child passed away eight years ago in a horrific wreck. His two brothers decide that it’s time for him to start living life again, so they encourage him by hiring him an escort for the night. Surprising all of them, Nash goes along with the scheme and ends up spending the weekend with her. On Monday, he goes to his garage (where he is the manager, and his brothers are the employees) and is surprised to learn the escort he spent the night with is their newly hired bookkeeper, Caroline. 

The two of them do their best to fight off the attraction they have, but as his scheming family, do everything they can to push them together, they finally give in. His mother-in-law shows up at the shop, and realizes something is going on with the new bookkeeper. She shames him, making him feel bad for moving on with his life, when his wife didn’t get a chance to. He and Caroline break apart shortly, until they realize they’re meant to be together. The book concludes with Caroline being pregnant, and Nash’s brother presenting them with a gift; a sonogram picture of Nash’s first child who never made it, along with the child Caroline is about to give birth to. She gives birth to a baby girl, and they live happily ever after. 

Christy Anderson & Gwyn McNamee

Christy and Gwyn each started as solo authors, but developed a friendship that tuned into a writing partnership.

Writing with a whole lot of sarcasm and humor, mixed with a bit of Southern charm, Christy Anderson ain’t no sweet tea kinda storyteller. 

As an author of romance, Christy believes it doesn’t always have to be hearts and flowers; sometimes, it is dark and twisted, but romance nonetheless. She mixes terror, revenge, and a sliver of love and hope into stories about family, friends, struggles, blurred lines, and happily-ever-afters. 

Christy lives in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Tennessee with her husband and 152 cats (not really, but close), where she enjoys writing one twist at a time. 

Gwyn McNamee is an attorney, writer, wife, and mother. Originally from the Midwest, Gwyn relocated to her husband’s home town of Las Vegas in 2015 and is enjoying her respite from the cold and snow.  Gwyn has been writing down her crazy stories and ideas for years and finally decided to share them with the world.  She loves to write stories with a bit of suspense and action mingled with romance and heat.

When she isn’t either writing or voraciously devouring any books she can get her hands on, Gwyn is busy adding to her tattoo collection, golfing, and stirring up trouble with her perfect mix of sweetness and sarcasm (usually while wearing heels). 

Gwyn is the author of The Hawke Family Series, The Slip Series, The Deadliest Sin Series, The Inland Seas Series, and The Supernatural Love Stories in the Absurd (as her alter-ego D.P. Payne) as well as several stand-alone stories.

Holiday Terminal

Genre: Holiday/Contemporary Romance

*All languages available for translation, excluding the following:
*Available for audiobook rights.

Blurb: 
Two hearts. One snowstorm. A second chance at love. 

Penelope 

Swirling snow may have stranded me at this tiny airport in the middle of nowhere on Christmas Eve, but it has nothing on the storm raging inside me when he walks into the terminal. 

Artemis Warren. 

My first love and the man who shattered my world. 

I thought I locked my feelings for him safely away in the past, but one look is all it takes for me to drown in his icy blue eyes again. 

So much time has passed. 

I’m no longer that naïve teenager standing on a beach, wishing the boy would choose me. 

Now, I’m hiding a secret that could unravel both our lives. 

Artemis 

The emergency landing in Nowheresville is more than an inconvenience. 

It’s a disaster. 

The annual family holiday party in NYC was my chance to make the statement I’ve been 

dreaming of for so long. 

Now, all my best laid plans will have to wait until I can get out of here and back to civilization. 

Nothing can salvage this day. 

Yet seeing Penelope Barnes again turns this bad situation into the opportunity of a lifetime. 

Reuniting with the only woman I’ve ever loved would be the ultimate Christmas gift. 

But how can I heal the old wounds and or fit into the new life she created? 

When temperatures drop and snowflakes fly, can love find a way to weather the storm for the ultimate Christmas miracle? 

Summary: 
Penelope, her mother, and her son are on their way to her parents’ home in North Carolina on Christmas Eve, when, due to a snowstorm, their plane is forced to land at a tiny airport in Tennessee.  While in the airport, Pen hears her ex’s name called on the speaker system, and she has a meltdown in the bathroom. She hasn’t seen him in six years, and she’s harboring a secret that, if revealed to him, would destroy her life.  She hopes she can sneak out of the airport with her mother and son before Artemis spots her.  Artemis, who was on his way to NYC for a family holiday party, is pissed he’s missing the party. He’s helping his father run the family business, but he had plans to make an announcement at the party.  He spots Pen leaving the bathroom, leading to an angry confrontation. It becomes clear they both feel as though they were the wronged party—each of them blame the other for breaking their heart. They part on angry words. Pen is determined to leave the airport, but while she’s looking for an escape route, Artemis spots Pen’s mother and son and realizes the boy must be his, given his age, and his name—Max…which is Artemis’ middle name.  Pen and Artemis have another angry discussion about why she hid the fact he had a son from him.  She tells him she was protecting Max from his vicious billionaire family, and Artemis is furious, but at the same time, sort of understands why she did it.  He calls his brother for advice.  His brother tells him he should take the kid and get sole custody.  Penelope has a breakdown, thinking Artemis will take Max.  Artemis asks if they can talk again, and calmly, they discuss what Max’s life has been like. The sparks and attraction between them rekindle. Artemis bonds with Max over origami animals, and they have an instant connection, though they don’t tell Max who he is yet. 

Artemis and Pen have sex in a secluded area of the airport, and it’s clear they still love each other.  Pen thinks maybe things can work between them somehow. After, Penelope overhears Artemis on the phone with his brother, talking about having her declared unfit and taking Max.  She goes off on Artemis, and he admits that’s what his brother advised him to do. They part and each go speak to their own attorneys about the options. Penelope realizes she can’t go up against his family and expect to win, so she needs to calmly come to an agreement with Artemis.  They talk, but nothing gets decided. He tells her he had planned to quit working for his family because he couldn’t handle all the underhanded things they did.  She doesn’t believe he can walk away from his family. The runways are finally clear, and Artemis walks away from Max and Penelope, crying as he leaves.  Pen’s mother tells her she’s being stupid letting him walk away, and she races out onto the runway to stop him from leaving.  They say their “I love yous” and end on a kiss.  The epilogue shows them six months later, living in North Carolina together with Max. Artemis has quit his family’s business and opened a law practice. Pen’s parents and his brother come for dinner, and Artemis proposes.  She tells him she’s pregnant, and they get the HEA they should have had all those years ago.