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RELEASE BLITZ – Off the Record (Storyhill Musicians series #3) by Annmarie Boyle

Off the Record by Annmarie Boyle is out now! Check out the release festivities and be sure to get your copy today!

Title: Off the Record

Author: Annmarie Boyle

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Ever since the day her life flipped upside down, Bridget Hayes obeys a carefully crafted plan. And it works. Or it did. Until the night of her brother’s wedding, when she throws out all her rules—in spectacular fashion and finds herself in bed with one of her brother’s bandmates. What had she been thinking? She caved to the one thing she can’t control—her longtime crush on a tall, charismatic, ginger of a man . . . who also happens to BE ONE OF HER BROTHER’S BEST FRIENDS. 

Blake Kelly knows two things for sure: happily-ever-after is a myth and Bridget Hayes is risk personified. Doesn’t matter that he’s been attracted to her since her brother uttered the words, “Meet my sister.” Getting close to her could blow up the band. And the band is his family. He can’t risk it . . . no matter how much he wants a repeat performance.

Armed with a pact—tell no one—they return to their regularly scheduled lives. Because in a city of nine million people, what are the chances they’ll bump into each other anytime soon?

Nada. Zip. Zilch.

That is, until a rescue pup named Destiny turns out to be less dog and more cupid in a fur coat.

OFF THE RECORD is the third book in the award-winning Storyhill Musicians series.

Mix two secret crushes, a splash of sports romance, and the complications of dating your brother’s best friend and you have this witty steamy contemporary romance about two people figuring out if the risk is worth the reward.

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“Blake, I need you to pick up Bridget at the airport.”

A shiver ran down Blake’s spine at the mention of Andrew’s sister. And not the cold kind. The so-warm-if-you’re-not-careful-you-might-get-burned kind. “You want me to pick up Bridget?” Andrew had spent years discouraging Blake’s interaction with his sister—loudly.

“Not really.” Andrew grimaced. “But everyone else already has an assigned task, and Grace promised to make our wedding night very boring if I let my little sister take an Uber.” 

“Little” was an interesting way to describe Bridget Hayes. At thirty-four years old, six feet tall, and one of the youngest basketball executives in the league, little would be the last word Blake would choose. Stunning or accomplished seemed better places to start.

Andrew scrubbed his fingers through his hair. “Just remember—”

Blake blew out a breath. “Yeah, yeah, she’s off limits. I heard you the first hundred times.”

“I was going to say it takes her some extra time to get from the gate to baggage claim. She’s still, um, fragile.”

Little and now “fragile?” Had Andrew paid any attention to his sister over the past decade? Ten years was a long time to still be treating her like she might break. But maybe he shouldn’t judge, he didn’t have any siblings, didn’t have any first-hand experience with family dynamics. 

“But, Blake,” Andrew said, pushing a finger into Blake chest. “What you said, too.”

Nick picked up the tray of favors and chuckled. “Don’t worry Andrew, gingers are very few people’s cup of tea.”

“I think you got some bad data, my friend.” Blake ran a hand down his chest and winked. “Red heads are the world’s unicorns and who couldn’t use a little more magic in their life?”

Catching Up with the Series:

Love Me Like A Love Song

Don’t Let the Music Die

Fine Tuned

Friday at the Blue Note

About the Author:

My love affair with words has spanned a lifetime. I raced to high school English class and left home in pursuit of a degree in Journalism. I have been lucky enough to write copy for Fortune 500 companies and charities like the Ronald McDonald House. For nearly a decade, I owned my own communications company, and now, with the publication of the Storyhill Musicians series, my dreams of being a fiction author have come true. And I hope I can spend the rest of my days dreaming up stories.

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COVER REVEAL – Mated in Chaos (Aspen Pack #3) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Title: Mated in Chaos
Series: Aspen Pack #3
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Design: Sweet N Spicy Designs
Release Date: January 16, 2023


The Aspen Pack series from NYT Bestselling Carrie Ann Ryan continues with an Alpha triad romance that shakes the shifter world forever.

Once Packless, now Alpha of the cursed ones, Cole Levin knows the weight of power and responsibility down to his marrow. But when the moon goddess changes the rules when it comes to mating, his entire world erupts and Central Alpha finds his fate with two mates.

Adalyn Anthea and Nico Jamenson are former rival shifters who have been dancing around their burning attraction for months. Only they didn’t know their missing piece was the Alpha that hides from them all.

Adalyn holds her painful secrets close, while Nico’s powers are cascading into something dangerous. As their mating comes to a shocking connection, Cole knows that he needs to be the foundation for them all.

Because the vampire chaos is at a precipice and a dark king is hunting for vengeance. And if this triad isn’t careful, their fragile new mating will burn before it can begin.



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I couldn’t think of that right then. No, that was something for the Alpha part of me to work on later. Not the wolf part that needed to keep Skye and me safe. And that wasn’t only because she was the daughter of a powerful Redwood family. The granddaughter of the former Alpha before he had been slain by the demon.
No, she was also a friend. One who I was not going to let die trying to protect me.
She did not deserve to get hurt because I wasn’t strong enough to protect myself.
Finally, as the last vampire came at us, blood coating Skye’s silver fur, as well as most of my body, I looked into the bright gold and green eyes of Skye as she gave me a tight nod, and we lunged.

HUNTED IN DARKNESS (Aspen Pack Book 2) releases Sept 19th, 2022!

#4 Harbored in Silence – Releasing May 22

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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.



NEW RELEASE – Combust (Bradford Station #2) by Laramie Briscoe

Combust by Laramie Briscoe is now live!

From USA Today and WSJ Bestselling author Laramie Briscoe comes the next book in the Bradford Station Series!

The heat is on.

Situated on the Tennessee and North Carolina border, this town is nothing like you’ve ever experienced. Hot guys, the women they love, and a town worth saving. Bradford, TN is the epicenter of the next great romance dynasty.

Firefighters, family, and community…

Cameron Hines

I take my job very seriously. Both of them. I’m a Lieutenant at Bradford Station Company One, and I’m a single dad to a little girl who completely brightens my world.

It’s not easy, holding it all together, but I do my best. Honestly, I wouldn’t be doing as well as I am without my best friend’s sister. Natalie treats my daughter like her own, and watches her for me without complaint.

Things are status quo until one day I see her in a different light. She quits being the babysitter, and becomes a woman. One I’ll do anything for.

When her brother finds out all bets are off, and I have to answer for my indiscretions. He and I are sent out on a mission to find a lost child in the woods. We have to bury the hatchet and do our jobs, but when the worst happens, we have to make a decision that neither of us ever imagined.

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Rookie: A Firefighter Romance (Bradford Station Book 1)

Danny Ramirez

As a Probationary Firefighter, I’m doing everything I can to impress the members of my company. Knowing I’m the first in my family to be educated makes me proud, and gives me hope for the future.

I hold myself to a higher standard than anyone else, especially with a southern small-town breathing down my neck. One night, on a dark mountain road, I help the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my life change a flat tire.

What I don’t know, is she’s the youngest daughter of my Chief. His number one rule? Don’t date his daughter’s.

I try to stay away from her, try like hell, but when a forest fire threatens our town, and the guys in my company. I know I can’t let her walk away from me. Not without a fight.

Meet Laramie Briscoe

Laramie Briscoe is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of over 30 books, with sales of over half a million copies.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, 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.

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NEW RELEASE – Resisting the Grump (Mount Macon #1) by Ashley Munoz

Once upon a time he broke me, and for that, I refuse to fall for him again.

Resisting the Grump, an all-new sizzling and hilarious small-town romantic comedy from bestselling author Ashley Munoz is live now!

Stalking the town recluse wasn’t exactly wise.

Davis was five years older than me…antisocial and temperamental. And there was the little fact that he didn’t know I existed. 

Still, I gave him my heart, and he crushed it.

So I picked up the pieces and ran away to New York City. I had a plan that kept my heart intact for four years.

But one phone call changed everything. 

Returning home meant facing the past…and the man who ruined me. 

I had hoped that the mountain had swallowed him whole. Alas, as I set out to help my parents, I discover he’s not only alive and well, but that they apparently love the jerk. 

He has no idea that we have a past, which is both a relief and salt in the wound.

I promise myself I’ll ignore how his eyes linger on me, or the way his touch feels like a live wire, and I’ll remember that once upon a time he broke me and for that I refuse to fall for him again.

But I can’t control that he seems to be falling for me this time.

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“You misunderstood…I don’t want to be your friend, Rae, and you are a lot of work, but if you haven’t noticed, work doesn’t scare me off. I like work. I like trouble. You’re a fucking delicious mixture of both, and please understand me when I say this”—he lowered his head, his lips just barely a breath away from mine—“I like kissing you.”

About Ashley

Ashley resides in the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her four children and her husband. She loves coffee, reading fantasy, and writing about people who kiss and cuss.

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Release Tour – The Mix Up (The Meet Cute Book Series) by Rebecca Wilder

In THE MIX UP by Rebecca Wilder, Arlowe Mitchell discovers the charming bungalow she rented comes with a not-so-charming roommate after a rental mishap. And grumpy Yates Warner finds his unexpected roommate way too happy to become anything more than a short-term fling, just as long as they don’t blur the lines and become attached, should be easy right?

Fans of small-town romances will enjoy this spicy, must-read grumpy sunshine romance from the Meet Cute Book Club Series.

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“I think that there’s been some kind of mix up.”

That’s my first clue that my stay in Lilac Harbor isn’t going to go according to plan.

There’s been a mistake with my rental booking and now instead of having the charming little bungalow on the shore all to myself, I’ve got a not so charming roommate.

Yates Warner.

He’s a grump in every since of the word, but there’s something about the guarded translator that tugs at my heartstrings.

I’m determined to make the best of this situation, and who knows? Maybe my grumpy giant and I can even be friends.


Yeah, we’re definitely never going to be friends.

Arlowe Mitchell is too sweet for a grouchy loner like me. She’s too friendly, too generous, and way too optimistic.

Also, incredibly too tempting.

The more time that I spend with her, the more that I want her.

When she tells me about the newest book her book club is reading and says how she always wanted to have a summer fling like the characters, I finally get my opening.

A four-week fling. No strings attached and we part at the end of the month to go our separate ways. The only rule we have is to not get attached.

I thought that it would be a piece of cake to follow it but the more time I spend around my new roomie, the more I realize that I’m in real trouble of breaking our one and only rule.

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“Are you going to win me a stuffed animal?” I tease when I see him eyeing one of the games that we’re walking past. 

​“I doubt it. I’m terrible at all of those games,” he says and I laugh. 

​“I’m pretty sure that everyone is.” 

​We head into the vendor section and Yates waits patiently as I look around each booth. We get to one that’s selling cake pops and I grab two, passing one to Yates. He huffs out a laugh when he sees the mermaid one that I bought him. 

​“Did you want the unicorn one instead?” I ask him, offering him the one in my hand and he shakes his head. 

​“No, this one is fine.”

​He takes a bite, finishing the whole thing in about two bites as we continue to browse through all of the craft stands. I debate buying a beaded wallet and a little water painting but put both of them back. I don’t want to carry either of them around for the rest of our afternoon. 

​I stop by one of the maple booths and grab Hartley her maple candy. I get another bag for me and then one for Yates and his new candy dish. They have maple everything and I debate sending my mom a bottle of maple syrup but I’m worried it would break before it got to her. 

​“Ready for some rides?” I ask him as I tuck the candy in my purse and he nods his head but he doesn’t look so sure. 

​“Do you think that your stomach can handle it?” I ask and he side eyes me. 

​“I’ll be fine,” he promises and I roll my eyes at his tough guy routine. 

​My phone dings as we get in line for the tilt-a-whirl, and I pull it out to see a text from my book club friend, Jamie. 

Jamie: Are you ready for next Thursday?

Arlowe: Of course!

Jamie: Can’t wait!

​“Who was that?” Yates asks as we move up in line. 

​“My friend Jamie. We’re in a book club together and she was just reminding me about our meeting this coming Thursday.”

​“What book are you reading? A romance one?” He asks. 

​“Why? You want to translate it?”

​He rolls his eyes and I grin as we show the ride operator our wrist bands and head onto the ride. 

​“It is a romance book, actually. The main characters have this sexy vacation fling on this island off the coast of South Carolina and they end up falling in love. It was so good,” I gush and he nods as the operator closes the bar. 

​“Sounds cool,” he says and I grin at his bored monotone. 

​“It is! You should read it.”

“Maybe,” he hedges as the operator heads back to the ride box and starts pushing a few levers. 

“I’ve always wanted to have a super steamy vacation romance. Something where you can just get what you need without being worried about the rest of the relationship. Something strictly physical. It’s been on my bucket list for ages,” I say with a dreamy sigh. 

​“Are you coming onto me?” He asks and I blink at him, my head whipping to the side as I gap at him. 

​And then I burst out laughing. 

​I didn’t mean to be. I wasn’t even thinking about it. I mean, I’ve been trying to hide my crush from him since I got to town and the one time that I was just saying something innocently, he asks me that. 

​I laugh harder and that seems to surprise Yates. He wasn’t expecting that reaction and he frowns at me, looking insulted and I try to backtrack. 

​“I mean, you’re gorgeous. I’d love to have sex with you!”

​I freeze. 

​I can’t believe that I just said that!

I can see a few people giving us weird looks but I ignore them. All of my attention is locked on Yates. 

​We both just stare at each other, neither one of us knowing what to do now. The ride starts and we both look away from each other and grab hold of the bar as the ride starts to spin. 

About Rebecca Wilder

USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Wilder writes contemporary and new adult romance. She loves writing about opposites attracting and finding their happily ever afters.

When she’s not spending time with her family or friends, she’s reading romance books, watching stand-up comedies, or crime TV shows. She’s also a total Pinterest addict, dog lover, tea snob, and a wannabe yogi.

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About The Meet Cute Book Club Series

Escape with the Meet Cute Book Club where meet-cutes don’t only happen between the pages of romance novels and members find their own happily ever afters. 

Eight single women bound by their love of books take a monthly break from real life to lose themselves in the chapters of romantic fiction. From friends to lovers to fake relationships and more, each story features a brand new couple and their journey to find love from an amazing lineup of authors including Louise Lennox, Tracy Broemmer, A.M. Williams, Mel Walker, RJ Gray, Rebecca Wilder, Julie Archer, and Kate Stacy.

These eight standalone romances are packed with meet-cutes, heat, and of course a happily ever after!

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BLOG TOUR – Together We Stand Volume 2 ~A Charity Anthology for Ukraine

Title: Together We Stand Volume 2

A Charity Anthology for Ukraine

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We are the ones who walk barefoot through hell, making it out the other side with nothing left except sheer will and a whole lot of grit in our pockets.

By losing everything, others hailed us as beacons of hope. Our journeys were by no means glamorous. Each of us left an important part of ourselves behind so that we might start anew.

We are the survivors.

This is our chance to grab happiness by the horns and make it our own.

Join 20+ USA Today, bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming authors as they weave tales of horror, loss, persecution, and unfair struggles, leading to new lives, new romances, and most importantly, well-deserved Happily-Ever-After endings. All proceeds from the print and digital sales of this book will be donated to organizations providing relief to the Ukraine.

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C.A. King

JA Lafrance

Rose Bak

A.N. Waugh

AM Cosgrove

Crystal St.Clair

Sky Purington

A.L. Morrow

TL Mayhew

C.L. Collier

A.N. Waugh

Jordan Leger

KL Fast,

Zorha Redwolf Edwards

Emery LeeAnn

Pandora Snow

Crystal St.Clair

M.A. Abraham

Tricia Daniels

Raven Belasco

MK Moore

BLOG TOUR – Changing the Game (The Risks We Take Duet #1) by Bella Matthews

Are we worth the risk, or will we both go down in flames?

Changing the Game, the moving and emotional first book in The Risks We Take Duet from bestselling author Bella Matthews is available now!

Not all love stories have happy endings. Some are destined to crash and burn.

Growing up, I was the youngest member of my family. Sheltered and protected by my older brother and his friends. Always on the outside looking in. College was supposed to be my chance for a fresh start. My opportunity to figure out who I am and what I want.

I thought I knew what I wanted until he charged back into my life and changed the game.

Cooper Sinclair was my brother’s best friend long before he became my stepbrother.

A navy SEAL who’s owned my heart since the day we met. Loving him was easy. But time was never on our side, and stolen moments only last so long.

Are we worth the risk, or will we both go down in flames?

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Coop . . . what changed?” I can’t believe I’m asking, but I need to know. “Why now? What made you look at me now?” My words stay soft. Unsure.

Cooper presses his lips to the top of my head before answering, and I inhale his clean scent, memorizing it, so I can still smell it once he’s gone. “Do you really think I only just saw you, Carys?”

I tilt my head back and run my hand up his neck to the back of his head. If I ever want this to be more, I have to be honest. “I guess I do. This last week has been different. You’ve been different.”

With an almost imperceptible shake of his head, he agrees with me. “I guess I have, but so have you. When I met you, you were a freshman in high school. Your brother was my best friend, and I was about to turn eighteen. There was no way anything could have happened then, but I promise you, I saw you. I always saw you.” Coop crosses his legs at his ankles and gets comfortable.

“I saw how you would beam up at Murphy any time you two were in the same room. I paid attention to the way you’d talk about being a Broadway star one day and saw every single show you performed on Kroydon Prep’s stage once I moved to town. My favorite was Rent. You killed it, but I didn’t like when you had to die for a minute at the end.”

A cool breeze blows in through the doors, and goosebumps scatter over my bare skin.

Not as much a reaction to the cold as the realization that this man has always seen me.

“I watched you get quiet when there were too many people around. The way you prefer to be surrounded by people you know, people you feel safe with. I know the freckles across your nose and cheeks get darker in the summer and you hate the ocean at night. I’ve been watching you for a long time, baby. But our family situation is complicated. I haven’t figured out how we’re going to deal with all that yet. But seeing you last week . . . away from everyone else.” He trails the tips of his fingers along my throat, and I shiver as the heat building between us comes close to incinerating us both.

“You’re not that kid anymore, Carys. Neither of us is.”

I lay my face against his shoulder and hide my eyes. “I saw you too, you know?”

Laughter rumbles up his exquisite chest. “Yeah. You weren’t as good at hiding it as I was.”

“You asshole,” I laugh and try to yank away from him, but he tugs me back.

“Hey, now. Don’t be like that. I liked the way you looked at me.”

We lie in the quiet of the room, listening to the storm outside play its own tune as sleep slowly tugs at the two of us.

“Sing me something, Carys,” he whispers as the weather rages on.

Without overthinking it, I sing the old Lifehouse song we danced to years ago while I run my fingers over his chest. And by the time I sing the last words of the song, his breathing has evened out, and his strong, hard body has relaxed around me.

Everything but the grip he has on me.

That’s tighter now than it’s ever been.

On my body and on my heart.

About Bella

Bella Matthews is a Jersey girl at heart. She is married to her very own Alpha Male and raising three little ones. You can typically find her running from one sporting event to another. When she is home, she is usually hiding in her home office with the only other female in her house, her rescue dog Tinker Bell by her side. She likes to write swoon-worthy heroes and sassy, smart heroines with a healthy dose of laughter thrown in.

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NEW RELEASE – Together We Stand Vol 2 ~ a Multi Author anthology


Together We Stand Volume 2

A Multi Author Anthology


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We are the ones who walk barefoot through hell, making it out the other side with nothing left except sheer will and a whole lot of grit in our pockets.

By losing everything, others hailed us as beacons of hope. Our journeys were by no means glamorous. Each of us left an important part of ourselves behind so that we might start anew.

We are the survivors.

This is our chance to grab happiness by the horns and make it our own.

Join 20+ USA Today, bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming authors as they weave tales of horror, loss, persecution, and unfair struggles, leading to new lives, new romances, and most importantly, well-deserved Happily-Ever-After endings.

With stories written by

C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author 

JA Lafrance

Jen Stevens 

A.L. Morrow, USA Today Bestselling Author 

AM Cosgrove 

Katia Kozar 

TL Mayhew 

C.L. Collier 

A.N. Waugh 

Ryan Grey

Rose Bak 

Jordan Leger 

A.M. Roark 

KL Fast

Zorha Redwolf Edwards & Emery LeeAnn

Pandora Snow

R.G. Angel

Skye Callahan 

Crystal St.Clair 

M.A. Abraham 

Merrie Destefano, USA Today Bestselling Author 

Jodi Fahey 

MK Moore 

Sky Purington

Tricia Daniels

Cedar Rose

All proceeds from the print and digital sales of this book will be donated to organizations providing relief to the Ukraine.

**May contain MM/FF and/or triggering situations.

RELEASE BLITZ – Love Like No Other (Alondra Valley #2) by Jenna Hartley

Title: Love Like No Other
A Small-Town Jilted-Bride Romance
Series: Alondra Valley #2
Author: Jenna Hartley

Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 24, 2022


I’m secretly falling for Penny, but she has no idea who I really am.

She came to my small town to get married and to be closer to her idol—her fellow romance author, Meghan Hart.

But when Penny’s fiancé left her at the altar, she needed an escape. One I was more than willing to provide.
It was supposed to be for one night, but it turned into something more.

The problem?
I’m Meghan Hart.

Now I have to decide whether to trust Penny with my secret or let her go for good.


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Jenna Hartley writes romance about strong women and the men who dare to love them. Her stories feature sexy, sweet, and laughable moments that reflect real love. When she’s not reading or writing, Jenna is chasing after her daughter or enjoying another episode of the Great British Bake Off with her husband. She lives in Texas with her family and loves nothing more than a good book and good chocolate.



REVIEW – Just One Wish (a Kingston Family novella ~ the 1001 Dark Nights world) by Carly Phillips

Axel wants a second chance with the one who got away.

And he’s not going to let her go this time.

Just One Wish, a tantalizing novella set in the Kingston Family world from New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips and 1,001 Dark Nights.

He was her first love. She was his.

They broke up to follow their dreams.

Axel Forrester became a world famous drummer.

Tara Stillman became a veterinarian.

Years later, he’s scrolling social media and sees they’re both in East Hampton, NY.

Fate? Or Coincidence?

What’s a rockstar to do other than borrow his friend’s dog as an excuse to see the good doctor.

And—show up at her office after all this time.

Axel wants a second chance with the one who got away. He’s not going to let Tara go this time.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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Axel Forrester adjusted his sunglasses and leaned back against a lounge chair, grateful for the first warm, summerlike day in June in the Hamptons. Xander Kingston’s dog, Bella, sat by his side.

An extra pair of glasses lay on the table beside him. He picked them up and propped them over the golden retriever’s eyes. “There you go, girl. That’s better, isn’t it?” He patted her on the head, and she stretched out on the ground, leaving the glasses in place.

He tipped his head up to the sky and closed his eyes, enjoying the heat on his face. As a California kid, his first winter in New York had been a huge adjustment. He’d moved here last summer when he’d become the drummer for the Original Kings and had spent the first couple of months bunking at the lead singer Dash Kingston’s house. 

Axel learned fast that the band was a tight-knit bunch, all living in Dash’s home. Until a baby scare with a groupie put Dash in need of a fake girlfriend to fix his reputation, and Axel’s sister, Cassidy, had played the role. 

Now Cassidy and Dash were married, having wed in front of family and friends this past winter. Axel had rented a house nearby, as had Jagger, the guitar player, and Mac, the bassist. But Axel and the guys spent more time at Dash’s home studio or here at Xander’s than at their own places. 

Xander complained about the fact that the band had followed Dash’s lead, making his house their home away from home, but nobody believed Xander really considered them unwanted company. And Sasha, the famous actress Xander had married this past spring, welcomed them, as long as they knocked first. 

Given the Kingston family’s dysfunctional background, courtesy of their now deceased father, the fact that four of the five siblings were settled and happy gave a guy like Axel hope that he’d meet the right woman. He was sick of the rock-star lifestyle, the parties after the shows, the groupies, and the drinking. At thirty years old, he wanted a partner for life.

And if he couldn’t find the right woman? 


I love a second chance story…. and while Just One Wish was a quick read it was really good.

Axel Forrester wasn’t quite what I expected. The guy was really sweet, caring and determined to get a chance with Tara, even after all the time they’d been apart. He’s ready for something more and knows that Tara could be it for him.

Tara Stillman has a settled life that she loves. She doesn’t feel that she needs anything more then she sees Axel again… but can she trust her heart and him or would she be better off alone.

I enjoyed seeing this pair work things out to find their way back to each other.

About the Author

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter and receive TWO FREE books at

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