Monday, January 31, 2022

The Hate Between Us by Vera Hollins


Title: The Hate Between Us
Author: Vera Hollins
Genre: Enemies to Lovers High School Romance
Cover Design: Rasha Savic
Release Date: March 11, 2022


One moment. That’s all it takes for your life to do a one-eighty. One moment to have your dreams shattered and freedom stolen. One moment to forget who you are.

The night Caroline Adams decided to drive drunk and ended up striking me as I stood on the sidewalk was when that moment happened to me. Nothing has been the same since.

In a wheelchair and broken, I’ve started my senior year at Lake Gate High, where I have to deal with the humiliating stares and whispers. Moreover, I have to see him—Jason Adams, Caroline’s brother.

He doesn’t hide the fact that he hates me for being the reason Caroline ended up in juvenile detention, and that he wants me to stay away from him. But that might prove to be impossible when we’re cast as the leads in our school play and that line between us gets blurred.

But I won’t let my old feelings for him resurface.

Not when he’s a jerk.

Not when that moment keeps haunting me and reminding me of the darkness.

The darkness of that night I might never be able to escape from.


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Vera Hollins writes emotional, dark, and angsty love stories that deal with heartbreak, mental and social issues, and finding light in darkness.

She’s been writing since she was nine, and before she knew it, it became her passion and life. She particularly likes coffee, bunnies, angsty romance, and anti-heroes. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, plotting her next book with as many twists as possible, and watching YouTube.


Wander & Lust Anthology & Giveaway


Title: Wander & Lust
A Vacation & Travel Romance Anthology
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 17, 2022


Wander & Lust, your one-way ticket to travel, fun, and romance.

Fun in the sun, poolside cocktails, and sunsets in faraway places, be whisked away in this travel and vacation themed anthology. Fall in love alongside the heroine’s in their own swoon-worthy romance stories and experience one in a lifetime adventures!

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I Pucking Hate That I Love You

By DL Gallie


Tropes: Romance | Sports Romance | Hockey Romance | Coach’s Daughter | Off Limits

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𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒏 π’šπ’π’– 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕..  

✩ π’”π’†π’™π’š 𝒃𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓  

✩ π’•π’†π’’π’–π’Šπ’π’‚, 𝒍𝒐𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒇 π’•π’†π’’π’–π’Šπ’π’‚  

✩ 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒐 π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ 𝒂 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒐𝒇 π’ˆπ’π’π’…  

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✩ 𝒐𝒇𝒇 π’π’Šπ’Žπ’Šπ’•π’” π’“π’π’Žπ’‚π’π’„π’†…π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒔 π’…π’‚π’–π’ˆπ’‰π’•π’†π’“






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I vowed I'd never give my heart to another Ice Hockey player again. I learnt my lesson the first time. But then I met Kallen Jones and he became a huge problem.

Not only is he on my "Don't Fall In Love With A Hockey Player" list, he's sitting pretty high on my "I want you" list. But I can't date a puck head again.

It doesn't matter how good looking he is with his blue eyes, lickable abs and heart of gold. He's a hockey player and my dad is his coach. 

Except Kallen isn't like the others. He treats me like a princess and has me doubting my decision and breaking my vow at every turn.

Until he turns out to be just like the last puck head I gave my heart to.

I pucking hate him but I also pucking love him…I’m so pucking screwed.

About DL Gallie:

DL Gallie is from Queensland, Australia, but she’s lived in many different places all over the world. She currently resides in Gladstone with her husband and two kids. She and her husband have been together since she was sixteen, and although they drive each other crazy at times, she couldn’t imagine her life without him.

Shortly after her son was born, DL began reading again. With encouragement from her husband, she picked up the pen and started writing, and now the voices in her head won’t shut up.

DL enjoys listening to music, drinking white wine in the summer, red wine in the winter, and beer all year round. She’s also never been known to turn down a cocktail, especially a margarita.

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Raven's Oath Series Book 1

By Kate Benson & Kathy Coopmans


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Genre |Trope: Contemporary Romance | Opposites Attract | Instalove

π‘­π’“π’π’Ž 𝑲𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝑩𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π‘²π’‚π’•π’‰π’š π‘ͺπ’π’π’‘π’Žπ’‚π’π’” π’„π’π’Žπ’†π’” 𝑹𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒏'𝒔 𝑢𝒂𝒕𝒉, 𝒂 π’”π’†π’“π’Šπ’†π’” 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒆 π’“π’π’Žπ’‚π’π’„π’†π’” π’‡π’†π’‚π’•π’–π’“π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’‰π’Šπ’•π’Žπ’†π’. π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝒖𝒑 π’Šπ’” 𝑬𝒛𝒓𝒂 𝑺𝒕𝒐𝒏𝒆 π’Šπ’ π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’π’‘π’‘π’π’”π’Šπ’•π’†π’” 𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕, π’Šπ’π’”π’•π’‚π’π’π’—π’† π’”π’•π’π’“π’š, π‘Ήπ’†π’π’Šπ’π’’π’–π’Šπ’”π’‰.


I'm the man you'll never see coming. 

A killer who doesn't bat an eyelash when taking a life.

I go in, do my job and move on to the next hit. 

But one night, everything falls apart when I stumble upon an exotic beauty standing over my dead target.

The last thing I have room for in my broken existence is an innocent woman.

For her sake, she'd better be.

At first touch, it's obvious this might be the one job I can't walk away from. 

She may be the one who forces me to relinquish control...

About Kate Benson

Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband and their furbaby, Boomer.

She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since. She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after's to her husband, Sean.

Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.

To find out more about Kate, her work or to just say hello, she loves hearing from her readers and can be found on social media.

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About Kathy Coopmans:

Kathy Coopmans is a USA Today and multi- Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author. 

She lives in Michigan with her husband, Tony. They have two grown son's Aaron and Shane.

She is a sports nut. Her favorites include NASCAR, Tennis, and Football.

Seven years ago, at the ripe age of 50, she quit her full-time job as a hairstylist to fulfill her dream in writing.

While growing up next door to a public library, she’d dream in the corner of writing her own book while reading story after story.

She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. 

Her favorite quote is, "I got this."

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Defining Us by Karen Deen


Title: Defining Us
Author: Karen Deen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2022


I chose for you to live your dream life.
Even if it would never include me!
Yet the universe had other ideas.
A steamy night, and the muttering of the words,
‘Just this one time’.

We try walking away,
but the attraction keeps drawing us back.
Time and time again,
it’s the dance we keep performing.

Until that one night, discovering your truth,
of the life you’ve been living.
And finally, everything comes crumbling down.
Promises broken, lips colliding, and the heat
that can no longer be denied.

Will the universe finally win?
Or is this the end of the sensual dance,
with our words echoing ‘one last time’.



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Karen Deen has been a lover of romance novels and happily-ever-after stories for as long as she can remember. Reaching a point in her life ready to explore her own dreams, Karen decided now was the time to finally write some of her own stories. For years, all of her characters have been forming story lines in her head, just waiting for the right time to bust free.

Sitting up in the early hours of the morning with her cups of tea, chocolate and music she gets lost in a world of sexy, alpha men who are challenged by some funny, sassy and strong-willed women. Bringing you unexpected laughs, suspense and a little bit of naughty.

Karen is married to her loving husband and high school sweetheart. Together, they live the crazy life of parents to three children. She is balancing her life between a career as an accountant by day and writer of romance novels by night. Living in a beautiful coastal town two hours south of Sydney, Australia, Karen loves to enjoy time with her family and friends in her beautiful surroundings. Of course, when she is not shut in her writing cave bringing you more words to devour.


When You Least Expect It by Jessica Prince



Title: When You Least Expect It
Series: Hope Valley
Author: Jessica Prince

Contemporary Romance; Small Town Romance

The last thing Stella Ryan had time for was a man. With her family in trouble and looking to her to fix everything, romance and commitment were the furthest things from her mind. Until she ran into a man with a jawline that could cut granite and arms she wanted to lick like an ice cream cone. A man who made her forget the things that really mattered. 

West Scott was one of the last bachelors standing. With all his Alpha Omega brothers settling down and popping out a bunch of kids, he had become the target for meddling women looking to fix him up. But there was one woman, in particular, he couldn’t get out of his head. The one in the killer dress with a gift for picking pockets. 

When fate puts Stella in his path again, he’s determined to get to the cause of her desperation and help solve all her problems. If only the headstrong, stubborn woman would let him in. She’s trying her hardest to keep her walls up, but he’s dead set on showing her that the best things happen when you least expect it.

**Hope Valley is a series of interconnected, standalone, small town romances.**


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“Tell me you haven’t been thinking about me,” he insisted, bracing his palms on the wall on either side of my head. “Tell me it wasn’t me you were looking for the moment you stepped in here tonight.”

“I was casing the place,” I lied. I hadn’t done that until later. The initial scan I’d made when I entered The Tap Room was all for him.


Damn it! How did he know?

I clenched my teeth and gritted out, “I’m not lying.” If I kept this up, I was going to be struck by lightning.

“All right. Then tell me you wouldn’t want me to kiss you right now.”

God, what a presumptive asshole! So why did it suddenly feel like the heat had been cranked up in the building? “I definitely don’t want you to kiss me right now.” Didn’t I?

Those unique golden eyes glinted with something that looked almost like a dare. “Yeah?”

I tipped my chin back defiantly. “Absolutely.”

He smiled full on then, and I felt a clench low in my belly. “Then why are you leaning into me like you want to fuse our bodies together, grift?”

Why was I what? Oh holy shit! He was right. Without realizing, I’d not only leaned so close the heat was radiating off his skin and warming my own, but I’d also reached up at some point to place my palms on his hard, solid chest. Now that it had been brought to my attention, there was no way to keep from noticing how firm and round his pecs were. The man’s chest felt like it had been carved from marble, and I was dying to know what he looked like without that heather gray Henley on. I wondered if the rest of him would live up to what his chest felt like, and my lady parts were telling me it absolutely would.

Before I did something incredibly stupid, like drag the tips of my fingers down over his rippled abs so I could count how many were there, I dropped my arms and side-stepped his massive frame.

Once again, because of this man, I was leaving without everything my family needed from me. I couldn’t help but feel like a failure, and that morphed into an overwhelming feeling of desperation that fueled my anger. “Kiss me. I dare you,” I threatened. “Give me a reason to plant my knee in your balls.”

His eyes scanned my face then. “I don’t know what I like better. When you’re spouting ridiculous things, or when you’re all worked up and mad like this.”

I had to get out of here. It was still relatively early; I could find another bar and work that one so this whole night wasn’t a complete bust, but to do that, I had to escape West’s thrall.

“Too bad for you, you aren’t going to see either of them ever again.” Hitching my purse higher, I gave him a snide look and finished with, “Hope to never see you around, Weston.” Then I turned and started for the exit I’d spotted at the end of the hall, silently praying it would lead me right out into the parking lot.

The heavy metal door closed on his voice calling out, “It’s West. And something tells me this isn’t the last time we cross paths.”

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Out of My League
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Come Back Home Again
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The Best of Me
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Wrong Side of the Tracks
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Stay With Me
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Out of the Darkness
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The Second Time Around
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Waiting for Forever
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Love to Hate You
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Playing for Keeps
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When You Least Expect It
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Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.

Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.

In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.

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The Love Prescription by Aurora Paige


Title: The Love Prescription
A Holidates Series Standalone
Author: Aurora Paige
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 31, 2022



Dr. Maxwell Garrido is impossible.

I’ve spent a year trying to arrange meetings with the elusive pharmacist to no avail. It’s my job to recruit the brightest minds in Healthcare. But why did it have to be this arrogant man?

The constant rejection has been a bitter pill to swallow. Yet had fate stepped in with the perfect cure?


Driven and determined, my focus is on my work. Being named Pharmacist of the Year at this year’s National Convention is a proud achievement. While I don’t lack female companionship, this event requires a professional. Someone with class and sophistication. Finding Vivi on the Holidates app could be just what the doctor ordered.

Until the truth comes out.

This arrangement needs to stop. But if I walk away from her now, would I ever recover?


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Aurora Paige is a healthcare professional by day and a FilAm writer of steamy contemporary romance with sassy heroines and sexy heroes at night. Each Aurora Paige story delivers a variety of Curvy Heroines, Multicultural relationships, Alpha Heroes, Steamy Heat, and a Guaranteed Happily Ever After.




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A young boy’s prophetic visions.

Blind at birth, Daemus Alaric is blessed with the gift of prophetic Sight. Now, as a Keeper of the Forbidden, he must use his powers of the Sight to foil the plans of a fallen Keeper, Graytorris the Mad.

An elven Princess with a horrifying secret.

Princess Addilyn Elspeth travels from Eldwal, the magically hidden home of the Vermilion elves, to begin her life as a diplomat to the human capital of Castleshire. During her journey, she stumbles upon a mystical creature foretelling ill tidings. A terrifying force of evil.

Daemus’ recurring nightmare vision threatens to catapult him into a terrifying struggle that will leave the fate of the Keepers—and the realm—hanging in the balance. Daemus and Princess Addilyn must set out to face the menace that threatens their very existence. Will the entire realm fall to its knees?

The Last Keeper is the first book in The Warminster Series. With gripping, epic action and heart-pounding adventure, you’ll love this new adventure series.

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“Drenering uderforer dodt,” the blind man uttered.

All the men surrounding him winced in agony, grabbing at their chests and throats. A pain grew in Graytorris’s arms, pulsing through his veins. A magical necrosis drained the energy from the trees and grass around him. The wave of energy inside him morphed from life to death, temporarily becoming one. The spell was working.

“Drenering uderforer dodt,” he repeated, with some difficulty.

The troops writhed and collapsed to their knees, as did Rhron, though Radu had evidently escaped. Graytorris did his best to ignore their groans, as well as the brutal, scorching pain that racked his entire body as the spell took effect.

Almost unable to stop himself, Graytorris repeated the incantation one final time, completing the spell. He fell to his knees, trying not to faint, but the spell had taken something from him, too. He realized that Rhron’s knights were dead, as much from a rising stench as through his own magical senses. But the spell kept moving on to the valley itself, leaching life out of the flora, stilling the limbs of insects, seeming to even deaden the noise of the nearby stream.

He felt the stolen strength of the living things in the hollow rush into his limbs. The pain was still there, but as seconds passed it became less intense and he found he could stand tall.

Before he knew what he was doing, he made his way to his former friend’s corpse, where it lay in the grey and ossified grass. The plants, once green and pliant, now crunched harshly under his feet, and once or twice even broke his skin. Graytorris knelt among them, feeling for Rhron’s body.

When his fingers found the mail-covered torso, it rose slightly under his hand.

He started. One hand flew to Rhron’s mouth to check for breath, and he felt the faintest gust touch his palm. Stunned, he sat back. The captain was clearly on the edge of death, but by all rights he shouldn’t have survived the first wave of the spell, let alone the last.

Graytorris paused, listening to Rhron’s quiet, labored breathing. Apologies and explanations sat just under his tongue, but his lips twisted against them.

“You brought this on yourself,” he told the dying man.

The two of us must make a grim picture, he thought, sitting in the middle of a stillness born of death rather than peace, surrounded by petrified trees and scorched earth. This hollow will never be a natural place again.

His heart skipped a beat, then slowed to a deathly pace as the spell continued to exact its toll on his body. The pain returned with a vengeance, searing through his flesh like hellfire.

In his agony, a single, wild thought suddenly entered his brain, and he quickly spoke the incantation of another spell—one that would both save and damn Rhron. One that would preserve their friendship, even if only in its most twisted possible form. In that moment, his only wish was to not be alone.

Though still unconscious, Rhron drew in a harsh breath, followed by a loud, keening scream.

The cracking of bone met Graytorris’s ears as the man beside him began to transform. At the same time, his own pain intensified so that he too was unable to keep from crying out. His strength finally drained to its limit by the necrotic ravages of the spell that had petrified the hollow, Graytorris lost consciousness and collapsed to the ground.

Moments later, the nameless beast that had once been Rhron Talamare stirred and whuffed quietly, sat back on its haunches, and waited for its master to awaken.

About the Author:
Born of steel, fire and black wind, J.V. Hilliard was raised as a highlander in the foothills of a once-great mountain chain on the confluence of the three mighty rivers that forged his realm’s wealth and power for generations.

His father, a peasant twerg, toiled away in industries of honest labor and instilled in him a work ethic that would shape his destiny. His mother, a local healer, cared for his elders and his warrior uncle, who helped to raise him during his formative years. His genius brother, whose wizardly prowess allowed him to master the art of the abacus and his own quill, trained with him for battles on fields of green and sheets of ice.

Hilliard’s earliest education took place in his warrior uncle’s tower, where he learned his first words. HIs uncle helped him to learn the basics of life—and, most importantly, creative writing.

Hilliard’s training and education readied him to lift a quill that would scribe the tale of the realm of Warminster, filled with brave knights, harrowing adventure and legendary struggles. He lives in the city of silver cups, hypocycloids and golden triangles with his wife, a ranger of the diamond. They built their castle not far into the countryside, guarded by his own two horsehounds, Thor and MacLeod, and resides there to this day.

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