Always In: The Shore Series Book 2 by M.R. Joseph

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Always In: The Shore Series Book 2 by M.R. Joseph

The weather is getting cooler, but the romance is still hot at “The Shore”. Amazon Best-Selling author M.R. Joseph introduces Always In, Book 2 in the Shore Series, the continuation of Cruz and Harlow’s story.

“My name is Raphael Cruz. I was once a man made up of only flesh and bone. Never feeling, just existing. I indulged in the pleasures that others gave to me, and those I gave to them. That’s all it was—pleasure. Physical pleasure. No emotions, no attachments. I didn’t need all those feelings, didn’t want them. There was no longing for love, no longing to let anyone in. Until I found her. And I gave in.

Harlow Hannum showed me what love was all about. I savored it and held it close, not even knowing I really wanted it in my life. She made me feel loved. She made me accept love. She taught me how to love in return. My heart was open to it all. My heart was hers. It belonged to her. But, she never knew. And then lies, deceit and betrayal forced me to lose the one thing that made me more than a man who just existed.

I should have told her I loved her when I had the chance. I should have told her I gave in to all the powers that love possesses.

Will I ever have the chance to tell her? Will my past mistakes never give me that chance?

I need her to know.

I want her to know…

I’m in…

Always.”

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The Apartment by Amanda Black

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The Apartment by Amanda Black

Lily has spent a lifetime putting everyone else’s needs before her own.

Ethan is struggling to find a place in the home he left behind.

When the two meet by chance in an empty apartment, everything changes. Drawn together by an inexplicable desire, Lily and Ethan discover a passion neither knew existed. And so, they make a pact: Nothing from their outside lives will enter the apartment—not even their names.

But what will happen when the apartment’s walls inevitably come down?

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TREACHEROUS: Grifters, Ruffians and Killers by Gary Phillips

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TREACHEROUS: Grifters, Ruffians and Killers by Gary Phillips

Twenty-one short stories written by Gary Phillips are included in the eBook edition of TREACHEROUS: GRIFTERS, RUFFIANS AND KILLERS. The eBook edition includes three stories (“Masai’s Back in Town,” “Black Caesar’s Gold” and “The Calling”) not included in the TP edition and two stories (“The Thrill is Gone” and “What Shall We Call You?”) were removed.

Alan Cranis on bookgasm.com said, “Phillips obviously loves his anti-heroes, as the stories’ major characters are all, as the subtitle promises, grifters, ruffians and killers. You may not be on their side, but you can’t help but be fascinated by their escapades…Phillips unfaltering ear for contemporary urban dialogue and patois, relentless pacing that grabs you from the opening sentence—oh, and plenty of sex and violence, too.”

Publishers Weekly said of the trade paperback, “Most of the 20 highly entertaining selections in this new collection also spotlight the hip urban scene Phillips has made his own.”

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Shadow Heart

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Nobody wants to talk about them, but there are events that occur in our lives that become deep dark secrets we hold inside. And they dramatically influence who we are and who we become.

Such is the case for seventeen year-old Nicky Young, who was raised by an alcoholic father and disengaged mother. When Nicky tries to make her way into the word she is confronted by the demons of her dysfunctional and sometimes violent upbringing.

Unlike many of her friends, she has shied away from boys, makeup and clothes, instead focusing on achievement and her goal of getting into Stanford. But when Nicky meets Ryan Tilton, a sexy, high profile professional baseball player eight years her senior, a strong desire is awakened in her.

Nicky questions Ryan’s motives for wanting to be with an inexperienced girl. Is he a scoundrel or does he genuinely care about her? Nicky is both excited and frightened, torn between protecting her heart and wanting to trust. Ryan brings his own demons—losing his father at the age of fourteen, and a sexual partner from his past who will not leave him alone.

Will their young, uncertain love be enough to help them open their hearts and experience intimacy they both crave so deeply or are Nicky and Ryan on a collision course?

Loosely based on the author’s life growing up in San Francisco, this inspired contemporary romance novel deals with the disturbing secrets siblings share, the dance between love and protecting one’s heart, and the innate desire to connect with another even when it means risking everything.

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The Maenad of Manhattan by Liz Meldon

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The glory days of Ancient Greece are long gone, and the gods of the Old World are scattered across the globe. As their popularity dwindles, as their worshipers forget, their power fades. Luckily for Aphrodite, she’s a household name. After all, how could anyone ever forget the Greek goddess of Love?

Unfortunately, no one seems to know or care about her divinity. In a world of skeptics and technology-crazed mortals, loneliness and boredom have taken hold. Her life consists of romance advice columns, martini bars, and flings with empty-headed men—until she meets Loki.

She’s intrigued: it’s been decades—centuries even—since she laid eyes on another god, particularly one outside her pantheon. In their short time together, she realizes just how much she needs the companionship of one of her own. Loki, however, seems more interested in catching a murderous maenad than swapping stories about the old days.

Can she convince Loki to stay and make her life a little less lonely, or will he persuade her to join him on his quest for more worshipers? His questionable tactics make her uneasy, but how can she turn down the opportunity to live as she once did: freely, powerfully, and lustfully as Aphrodite of Olympus.

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A Wounded World

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A story about living with the wounds that death can leave behind and healing those wounds with love. A boy hides from a world that hurt him, and a girl must learn how and what love is in order to help him realize there is life after death.

“A strange young man, indeed,” said Shu, the old gardener who was really a doctor. “He’s like that graveyard cat, who hunts mice amongst graves at night and occasionally ventures out into the bright light of the living world. But even then, he stays in the shadows, avoiding contact, forgetting that his natural place is with the living and not with the dead.”

“Sí! La vida no debe rondan a los muertos.” The old man looked to his Hispanic friend and nodded. “My friend, Mr. Rosalis…”

“Ramirez!”

“…agrees, ‘The living should not haunt the dead.’ I fear bringing that boy to this place was a mistake.”

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York Street by Jan Walters

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Brett O’Shea is a street cop, trying to make detective. He goes by the book and doesn’t believe in the supernatural. Until a ghost, Al, appears with an offer he can’t refuse. Al is an irreverent ghost, and claims that the ‘big guy’ sent him to help Brett catch a serial killer. Brett reluctantly believes that Al is real. Even though Al is well-intentioned, his antics are a beacon for trouble. The two men quickly find themselves on a supernatural roller coaster with danger at every turn. Although Brett doesn’t really believe in hocus pocus, he is forced to re-assess his beliefs as they close-in on the killer, who exhibits very powerful abilities. York Street is the first in this new series.

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Forged Through Glory

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Award Winning Erotic Sci-Fi Action-Adventure:

Forged Through Glory is an erotic science fiction action adventure novels. Three characters (MMF) are brought together in a scientific research unit. They are sent on missions into interstellar space to collect and/or retrieve items of interest for the unit of government responsible for the housing, health and advancement of all modified humans throughout the galaxies.

The team is brought together through duty, lust and destiny in an action packed novel that can leave the reader holding their breath. FTG explores the relationship of the heroine with one of the heroes but also leaves the reader intrigued with the second. Lengthy and descriptive sexual encounters between characters set this book in the realm of erotica. However, deep woven plots, futuristic gadgets and space travel, as well as high powered and breathtaking action give the reader more than they can expect from a erotic novel.

If you enjoy sci-fi, action, romance and steamy sexual encounters, FTG is right for you.

4th Place Winner of the 9th Annual Passionate Plume Award

Sci-Fi Category

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Empty Shell by Ashley Fontainne

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About Empty Shell by Ashley Fontainne

A pair of pink, silk underwear…

The quiet world of Melody and Jack Dickinson is about to be turned upside down. Twenty years of marriage hangs in the balance when Melody finds out about Jack’s infidelity. The betrayal is made worse when Melody discovers his lover is Serena Rowland, a young woman who works at Melody’s law firm.

A receipt from an overpriced hotel…

Harsh words are exchanged before Melody storms off to work, determined to have Serena fired. But when Melody hears Serena was murdered over the weekend, everything changes. Serena’s body is found beaten and strangled with a pair of pink, silk panties, in the same hotel that Jack had admitted staying at over the weekend. Within seconds of hearing the news, Melody’s life spins out of control when Jack calls in a panic. The police are at their home to arrest him for Serena’s murder.

Pictures of a young woman’s scantily clad torso on a cell phone…

Was she married to a monster? One who beat and strangled the young woman to death, or was Jack set up? Did Melody’s own dark secret, hidden inside her heart for years, have something to do with the nightmare they suddenly find themselves in?

Melody and Jack are about to discover that one fateful mistake will destroy many.

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Hero of Her Heart

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From the moment Bethany Warner was born, Sheriff Tanner Montgomery was on the run. And he was only four at the time. Their mothers’ matchmaking efforts finally ended when Bethany’s family moved away. Now, ten years later, she’s coming back to Ruby Creek and his mother is up to her old tricks again.

Tanner is happy with his life just the way it is. No emotional entanglements. No wife or child to worry about leaving behind if something should happen to him in the line of duty. Then Bethany returns, all grown up and sexier than sin. Now he’s on the run for a whole new reason.

Growing up, Bethany idolized Tanner. He was the HERO OF HER HEART. But to him she’d been nothing more than a tag-a-long little kid. Too tall, too thin, with unruly curls and teeth she could whistle through.

That was then. Now she’s coming back to Ruby Creek, a successful, confident businesswoman, and no longer the ugly duckling she had once been. Can Bethany convince Tanner to give love a chance? And if she does, will it be everything she had always dreamt it would be?

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Wild Ride (Ready to Ride Vol. 2, An Invitation to Eden Story) by Opal Carew

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About Wild Ride (Ready to Ride Vol. 2, An Invitation to Eden Story) by Opal Carew: NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY AND ARe BESTSELLER Her friend told her dreams come true at Eden, but this is more like a nightmare. Marissa is shaken when her … [Continue reading]

Unplugged

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About Unplugged: What would happen if some modern kids were forced to live without their modern devices? The teens enrolled in 'The Natural Path'--a school for device-addicted kids run by the smooth but vaguely sinister Dr. Zarkov--quickly find … [Continue reading]

J. Cafesin

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Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written. I’m a native Californian, originally from L.A., but moved up, in every sense of the word, to the San Francisco area in my early 30’s. In order of importance to me, I’m a mom, a wife, a … [Continue reading]