Friday, June 30, 2023

Wasted On You

 

Wasted On You
Colleen Charles
Publication date: June 30th 2023
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

I’m not good for her, but I can’t resist her anymore.

Elowyn, the new girl next door, is sweet, kind and radiates joy. My past makes it impossible to feel like that, but just being near her eases something in me that I can’t explain. When I see a strange man outside of her door making her uncomfortable, I have to get involved.

Turns out, her ex is there to make trouble, and if that’s what he wants, I’m more than happy to give it to him. As I wrap my arm around her, I feel a connection that’s undeniable.

As Elowyn leans on me, I realize that the shadows of my past can’t hold me back any longer. She ignites a fire within me that I never knew existed. We’re drawn together, like magnets, unable to resist the pull.

But with her ex still lurking around making threats, she’ll never truly feel safe. I vow to protect her, to be there whenever she needs me. For Elowyn, I’ll face my darkest fears to see her light shine again.

*****

Dive into this sizzling romance where a man with a troubled past finds love and redemption through the love of the woman who’s captured his heart. Will they be able to overcome the obstacles in their way, or will their love story end before it can truly begin? Discover the passion, the danger, and the healing power of love in “Wasted On You” by USA Today Bestselling Author, Colleen Charles.

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USA Today Bestselling Author, Colleen Charles, invites you to come along for the ride as she brings her snarky, woo-woo, and 'a little bit extra' personality to the world of steamy romance. A go-to author for hot hockey action with dirty-talking, cinnamon roll heroes, and smart, capable, independent heroines, Colleen's writing will leave you laughing, emotional, and hungry for more.

When she's not penning tales readers devour, she indulges in the Starbie’s pinkity drinkity with chocolate cold foam, wrangles her crabby Ragdoll cats, and douses her salads with blue cheese dressing and bacon bits. I mean… she’s firmly anti-diet culture, and everything's better with bacon. With her unique mix of humor, heart and heat, Colleen Charles is the romance author you never knew you needed until now. She’s not your basic bitch. Okay… maybe just a tiny bit basic. At least during pumpkin spice season.

Colleen creates perfectly imperfect characters you'll root for until the very last page.

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Sparks Fly

 

Sparks Fly
Aurelia Yates
Publication date: June 30th 2023
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Colt is a twenty-two-year-old owner of a biker dive bar that he’s turning around into a success.

Feeling pressure from his dad, he takes time off from work to visit during 4th of July at the family’s lake house.

Maggie is a twenty-eight year old certified public accountant who’s enjoying a week of sun and fun but when Colt rides in, the attraction sends sparks.

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Standing to the side of the house, I hang my matte black Beanie helmet on the handlebars of my Harley. I just arrived at my dad and stepmother’s lake house.

I wasn’t coming this weekend, and if it wasn’t for my dad sounding disappointed when I told him I needed to work, I wouldn’t be here.

The bar I own was a complete dive when I bought it, but I’ve turned it back into its glory state. It’s slowly becoming a popular site with the locals and even the surrounding towns.

You would think my stepmother would give me recognition. I’ve done everything on my own at the young age of twenty-two, but my stepmother’s snooty ways think a bar is beneath her. Her demands of always wanting to be in high society’s social life, only eating at five-star restaurants, being at fancy country clubs, and socializing with people who care less about her have never interested me. Her son possesses many of her snooty traits.

Running my hands through my short, dark hair, the sound of someone spitting out profanity catches my attention.

I spot a set of gorgeous long, toned, and tanned legs. My eyes move up to a perfect, tight ass that makes my dick twitch, but when I scan her breast and her barely covered tits, my cock hardens.

Fuck!

Seeing her face, I realize it’s the girl from my apartment complex. Her blonde hair is up into a messy bun, displaying more of her tan skin around her slender neck.

My dick hardens to full mast, pushing against my zipper, and begging to be released.

I can still feel how it felt to have her pushed against me.

Who the hell is she? Why is she here?

I adjust my cock.

Fuck, she’s hot! 

Walking out onto the back patio, I stand over her, blocking the sun. I use this moment to get a close look at her full lips and think about how badly I want to see parted as she screams while I pound into her.

Her head stretches up, trying to look up at me. She lets out a small gasp through her plump lips.

“Umm, can I help you?” Her voice comes out shaky.

She can help me with this rod in my pants.

“I’m Colt,” I announce, “And you are?”

“Maggie,” she whispers.  

“Don’t I know you?” Pulling my t-shirt over my head, I don’t miss how her lips part and her nipples harden through the thin leather fabric. She has sunglasses on, but I can tell she’s enjoying the view. I see her throat work.

“I’m not sure. Can you move? You’re blocking the sun.”

“Are you sure?” I grin. “You can admit if you would rather—”

“I would rather have the sun burn my eyes out.” She makes a swiping motion with her hand.

A smirk creeps up on my face. Feisty as shit is just my type. Moving to the lounge chair beside her, I throw my shirt down and unzip my pants.

“What are you doing?

“I’m taking off my pants.” I give her a cocky grin.

“I can see that. Why?” she asks as her face reddens.

I point to the pool. “I’m going to take a swim.”


Author Bio:

Aurelia writes contemporary romance and enjoys reading it just as much! She lives in Alabama with her husband, daughter and fur babies. She spends most of her time taking care of her loved ones and plotting stories. Excited to begin this new journey, she’s looking forward to sharing her stories.

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Breaking Boundaries

 

Breaking Boundaries
Gemma Blythe
Publication date: June 30th 2023
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Romance

An adults-only couples vacation takes a surprisingly sexy turn!

Darcy and I have been friends forever, so when we plan a kid-free getaway with our husbands, we’re expecting the same relaxing, stress-free time we always have together.

What we don’t expect is a rental with walls so thin we hear everything happening in the other room.

Or how hot it is to hear Darcy and Alec get it on—to imagine the actions going along with those sounds, to try and guess who’s doing what to whom.

As the week goes on, we can’t deny our growing attraction to our best friends—I can’t stop checking Darcy out, and Rafe’s gaze keeps drifting over to Alec.

And they’re looking too.

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I hate cold showers but there’s no doubt that I need one right now, so I shuck off my clothes and hop in. It doesn’t help, though, because the chill makes my nipples harden and my breasts feel tight, puckered. Goosebumps pop up all over my body and it makes my skin come alive, makes me aware of every square inch.

If I’m turned on enough that a cold shower isn’t helping, I’m really fucked.

So I turn to plan-B: slake my desire in the hopes that I can face Darcy today without imagining her naked, humping my bare thigh.

I turn the water to a more comfortable temperature and grab the handheld. Sitting down on the bench, I spread my legs, one foot on the floor and the other propped up next to me. Leaning against the cool tile walls, I close my eyes, taking a deep breath and directing the stream of water at the apex of my wide-open thighs.

My thumb is always a good place to start, strumming my clit like it’s a guitar string. And the sensation from that only reinforces the imagery: my body humming, vibrating with each stroke. I wish I had a free hand for my tits, to pluck and twist my nipples a little rough, just the way I like.

I’m out of hands though, so my imagination will have to do. The hands that I imagine touching me are smaller than Rafe’s, softer. A little hesitant at first, trying to figure out what I like and what I don’t, but I’m eager to show, and she picks up the specifics quickly.

Then she pushes my hand away from my clit, testing me there, trying me out. Discovering the secret to how I want to be touched. She’s massaging my clit, and there’s no doubt that it’s swollen, it’s swollen for her, it needs her touch. She’s the only one that can give me the release I need, and she’s up to the task, switching from her thumb to two fingers, rubbing me so fast.

“More,” I gasp, and that’s when she slides fingers into my pussy. Any hesitation she had a few minutes ago, when she was playing with my tits, is gone now. And fuck, I can’t pretend like I’m imaging some nameless, faceless woman, because obviously I’m not.

Obviously, it’s Darcy.

Darcy with her grin and her teasing laugh and that mouth I keep finding myself staring at this week. Darcy with hair that would tickle my chest as she kissed her way down my body.

I’m supposed to be taking the edge off, exhausting my sexual energy so that I don’t have any left when I’m around her, but all I’m doing is increasing it. Being around her is going to be even more unbearable, but right now I don’t care because I’m imagining myself fucking her fingers, imagining those lips around my nipple, imagining that hair in my grasp.

And Darcy’s sure now, confident, whispering in my ear. Telling me I’m gorgeous, telling me she’s imagined this moment for so long, telling me she wants to see what I’m like when I come. The fingers on my clit and those inside me are moving so fast now, and I’m getting close, and I tell her so. Gasping and telling her that I can’t wait to show her, that I’m right on the edge. That I need her so fucking much, that I’m so glad she’s here, that I can’t wait for her to see what she makes me do.

She tells me to come for her, and that’s what pushes me over the edge. I clench around my fingers but pretend like they’re Darcy’s, like the showerhead pointed at my clit is her hand, like her mouth is wrapped around my tit, sucking hard, punishingly so.

Boneless, I let out a shaky sigh. The hand holding the shower head droops. I let go of it, breathing hard as I sit and let the other five showerheads pelt me with water.

I’m so fucked. I have no idea how I’m supposed to go out there and face her today. Or how I’m supposed to face my husband.


Author Bio:

Gemma Blythe writes stories about love, sex, and the intimacy that’s found when the two come together. Her love of romance blossomed in high school when unrequited crushes led her to seek happily ever afters in books and movies.

Though Gemma’s stories are fiction, she’s inspired by the partner she eventually found her own happily ever after with. When Gemma isn’t writing, you can find her lost in the pages of a book, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, attempting to interpret her Tarot spread, and trying to convince her friends and family that she would definitely win Survivor. (She would definitely NOT win Survivor.)

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Hope Not Nope

 

 

Using Hope for Healing and Reclaiming Identity as a Lifelong Athlete in a Sick Healthcare System

 

Nonfiction / Self-Help / Health

Date Published: February 6, 2023

Publisher: Mindstir Media


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We will all struggle and face suffering at some point in our lives. In this important book, Dr. Dillon Caswell, PT, DPT, SCS takes you through why suffering is necessary and why the shift in our healthcare field from transformational to transactional has prolonged the state of suffering and is leading to a systematic healthcare collapse.

Daily you are given misinformation and flat-out lies, such as your vertebrae are out of place, opioids are needed for pain control, the pain experience is due to your degenerating parts, and, phew, we could keep going on! People are giving up their purpose, life-long athlete identities, and what makes them live wholeheartedly due to poor advice from respected figures. You are getting the message of fear, feeling of brokenness and not being enough, and routined rejection, all summed up as the feeling of nope.

It's time to change that... Hope Not Nope will reshape your perspective, thoughts and behaviors, and equip you with an action plan by giving you the information you need to turn all of the misinformation, rejection, and lies - summed up as nope - into the greatest healing agent available: Hope!!!

 

 

Praise for Hope Not Nope

 

"Who wants to live a life of unhappiness and suffering? If you answered "not me", then Hope Not Nope is a book for you! This book perfectly taps into the enduring spirit of humanity. Dillon explains complex physiology simply, making the book accessible to people from all walks of life. You will find yourself nodding, laughing, and challenging your own dogma, often within a single chapter. Each thematic chapter contains anecdotes, key takeaways, and reflection exercises to help you move towards a more positive existence. If you are stuck in a rut or have the desire to make each day better than the last, then you will thoroughly enjoy Hope Not Nope!"

-Dr. Tim Gabbett, Ph.D. Top 25 Most Impactful Sports Scientists of All Time

 

"The greatest superpower human beings possess is hope - this guide will teach you how to flex your superpower daily. Dillon masterfully explains how to channel and direct your suffering experiences into a position of hope. You'll learn how to microdose your mindset like an optimist on a daily basis and change your perspective when life's illusions are defying you. As the author likes to suggest, you always have choices in life, but this book is worthy of a full send!"

Dr. Craig Lindell, PT, DPT, CSCS. Co-Founder of [P]rehab

 

"Dillon is uniquely positioned in the fitness industry to bring a vital message to lifelong athletes everywhere - that we must learn how to empower ourselves in order to create lasting positive change. So many former athletes surrender to an identity of being 'broken' or washed up, and their health and self-worth suffer in the process. In this important book, Dillon lays out a clear and actionable path to lead us through some necessary suffering in order to reclaim our physical and mental health, and an ability to continue to participate in the activities that bring us joy."

- Adam Rogers, CF-1. Coach of the World's Top CrossFit Athletes at Training Think Tank

 

"More than ever people need to feel encouraged and empowered in the modern healthcare world. I was driven away from a career in medicine and towards a career in health and fitness in order to take part in the empowerment movement and give clients tools to take into their own life in order to reclaim their health, confidence, and control over their health outcomes. Dr. Caswell shines a meaningful light on this dilemma that people face. He highlights the problem in a way that can allow anyone to recognize how the system is failing and then supports the reader with tools and frameworks to enhance their health outcomes and reclaim their birthright of a healthy and athletic body."

- Marcus Filly, Founder & Owner of Functional Bodybuilding"

 

About the Author

 Dr. Dillon Caswell is a sought-out enthusiastic clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy with expertise and a Board Speciality Certification in Sports. He has spent more than 10 years in higher-level education both as a student and adjunct professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He desires to empower and educate the next generation by cutting through the biased lies surrounding the human experience by constantly seeking and delivering the truth in science and healing. This mission has fueled him to write Hope Not Nope and host one of the top alternative health podcasts in the world: The [P]rehab Podcast. Dr. Caswell embodies servant-based leadership, bringing people that have been shamed with “nope” to the truth of hope, in a practice he founded and owns: Action Potential Performance Physical Therapy (AP3T), PLLC in Syracuse, NY.


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A Fatherless Curiosity

 

 


Becoming a father is easy, but choosing to be the father a child needs is incredibly difficult.

A Fatherless Curiosity

by Richard Quisenberry

Genre: Nonfiction, Parenting

Becoming a father is easy, but choosing to be the father a child needs is incredibly difficult. Some are blessed with proper role models, but the reality is many grow up without a father to guide them on the road of life.


A Fatherless Curiosity, stirring and empowering, is unique for two reasons:

    *the vision and curiosity of a female provoked the conversation and created this anthology, and

    *a group of men agreed to pull back the facade and reveal the heartwarming and gut-wrenching truths they have lived

Twenty-one men from all walks of life courageously share their truths to these questions:

    *What does it feel like to have a father?

    *How does it feel to be a father?

    *How are you doing as a father?

It begins with unmasking the truth of fatherhood and its expectations (spoken and unspoken). It will leave you reflecting on the long-term effects of your childhood with or without your father and its impact on your life’s journey.


A Fatherless Curiosity will leave you with guidance, encouragement, and hope for stronger families, beautiful lives, and prosperous, healthy communities.



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Richard Quisenbury (Coach Quis) has achieved and is still in pursuit of every dream he has set his mind to, including graduating from college, becoming a principal, driving across the country, learning many hobbies, traveling out of the country, falling deeply in love, creating a beautiful family, and identifying his life purpose, to name but a few.

With over 40 years of experience in the educational industry, Coach Quis is just as passionate today, as he was on his first day, about developing tomorrow’s personal and professional leaders. As said by Coach Quis, “If you want a different result, you must be willing to first take a different action. With the near epidemic proportions of unhappy employees, the need for personal and professional integration has never been more imminent.”

Note that he didn’t say work/life balance; he believes such a thing is both impossible and undesirable for we spend a disproportionate amount of our time working. Instead, the goal is to integrate all aspects of life so we thrive at our careers & our personal lives equally as well, where we aren’t leaving a part of us behind as we spend our days at work wishing we were somewhere else… anywhere else; or trying to be home with our children while distracted by the things not getting done at work. Instead of balance, it’s the power of presence we seek.


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Crossing Quinn

 

 


Crossing Quinn

Coletti Warlords Book 8

by Gail Koger

Genre: SciFi Romantic Comedy Adventure 

Quinn Jones is a formidable Coletti warlord. His mission is to capture Xenia and bring her back to Tanith to be mated with a warrior the Overlord has chosen. Problem is, Quinn finds himself falling for the beautiful Farin. Her unusual “psychic powers, combat training and berserker abilities” make her the perfect mate for him. How does he convince Xenia and the Overlord that she’s meant to be his? 

Xenia and her parents are relic hunters who just discovered the fabled home world of the Nabateans. She isn’t about to leave the greatest find of the century to hook up with some Coletti. Not happening. Ever. No matter how many threats the Overlord makes or that he’s sending his best hunter to apprehend her. Okay, she’ll admit she’s drawn to the handsome warlord and she loves the way Quinn’s heavily muscled body fills out his black battle suit, but the egotistical jerk is about to get his ass handed to him. 

When the galaxy is threatened with annihilation, Xenia and Quinn join forces to stop the murderous Tai-Kok. Fate has brought them together and nothing will stand in the way of their victory or their love. 


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Arresting the Warlord

Coletti Warlords Book 12


CeeCee Tsosie is a Navajo Nation police officer and shaman with the ability to control the weather. She’ll admit arresting Jake Jones, a Coletti Warlord, for speeding was not one of her better decisions. But hey, the law was the law and the drop-dead gorgeous warlord pushed every one of her buttons. She might have been a tad overzealous with her rainstorm and stun gun, but the Jackass had it coming.

 An alien serial killer is stalking the Navajo Nation. The Coletti Empire is hunting a galactic fugitive. Turns out they need each other’s help to stop the shapeshifting predator. Can she work with the Jackass?  Can Jake convince CeeCee she’s the one? Only time, and the spirits will tell.

 

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Howdy. My name is Gail Koger and once upon a time I was a 9-1-1 dispatcher. Too many years of wild requests, screwy questions, bizarre behavior and outrageous demands have left me with a permanent twitch and an uncontrollable craving for chocolate. I took up writing science fiction romance to keep from killing people. So far, it has worked.


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Thursday, June 29, 2023

After Rain by A.L. Woods

 




Title: After Rain
Series: Into the Storm
Author: A.L. Woods
Genre: Contemporary Dark Romance
Tropes: Marriage in Trouble, Forced Proximity, M/F/M
Release Date: June 29, 2023


BLURB

A hot cabin in the woods.
Insufferable silence.
What-ifs.
A marriage on the verge of collapse.
A past he can’t escape from.
Their unlikely safety pin found in the rumble of a Mustang in the distance.
And the desperate plea that threatens to change everything.

After Rain is book 2 in the Into the Storm series and takes place four years after the events of Rain—which you *must* read first. It contains situations, themes and references that some readers may find triggering or highly distressing. Reader discretion is strongly advised.







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A.L. Woods is a bestselling author of roller coaster romances, caffeine aficionado, and collector of Sailor Moon paraphernalia.
She lives 40 minutes west of Toronto, Ontario with her partner, Michael, and their 8lb larger-than-life miniature dachshund, Maia.
She believes that burritos should be in their own food group, loves the fall, winged liner, and listening to metalcore at an offensive level.


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Homeless to Hopkins

 



The Children’s Version


Children’s Book

Date Published: February 2023


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Childhood should be a time of love, safety, and security. Childhood shouldn't be hard. But for Dr. Christopher Smith, what shouldn't have been was. This is the true inspiring story of Dr. Smith, who overcame being a homeless teenager to become a physician at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Christopher Smith is a physician who completed his medical training at the world-famous Johns Hopkins Hospital. He wrote this book to give hope to all for a better life. Please enjoy and share with others.


"Against all odds" is really the only way I can describe HOMELESS To HOPKINS. This is not only an American success story, it is a human expression of inner faith... Chris' book is an inspiration for anyone asking themselves if they can achieve their dreams... After reading this book, I would say you will have your answer and that answer is yes, anything and everything is possible." 

— Mariel Hemingway. Oscar and Emmy nominated actress and bestselling author


A portion of all sales will be donated to charity.


About the Author

Dr. Christopher Smith is a Board- Certified practicing physician who completed his residency and fellowship at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Dr. Smith currently lives in Florida and is a partner with Quantum Imaging and Therapeutics. He dedicates time and resources to raising awareness of homeless children and finding solutions to help them overcome. Chris enjoys making new memories with his family, walking barefoot on the beach, traveling, and photography.

 

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The Fall of Mu

 

 

Galactic Pact Series, Book 1

 

Science Fiction / Space Opera

Date Published: 01-01-2023

Publisher: Bookbaby


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The Fall of Mu is the captivating first book of the Galactic Pact series. This multi-generational epic blends science fiction and historical fiction to transport you to a pre-historic era where humanity built an interstellar empire. With vivid scenes, rich characters, and chapters that defy expectations, this book takes you on an exciting journey across the stars.

Michael is sixteen when his homeland is destroyed in a nuclear attack, his parents are murdered, and he is the one responsible for ensuring his people's survival. Throughout Michael's struggles with alien overlords, apathetic allies and godlike creatures, we follow him as he discovers what it takes to lead in a dystopian universe and how hard it can be to cling onto hope in times of despair. But this is only the beginning!


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R. Halderman is a fiction writer and engineer with a passion for philosophy. He is the author of exciting and provocative literature, blazing a trail for a new style of fiction for a new generation. His writing draws on science fiction's past and present to create a unique voice in contemporary fiction.

You can learn more about R. Halderman at www.RHalderman.com. You can also find him on Gab: @RussellH and Minds: @rhalderman

 

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Fake It Til We Make It

   ✩✩✩ RELEASE TOUR ✩✩✩ Fake It Til We Make It A Fake Dating Romance Collection By The New Romance CafĂ©  Collection  Book 29 Goodreads:  Ho...