Jules Barnard is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic fantasy. Her contemporary series include the Never Date and Cade Brothers series. She also writes romantic fantasy under the same pen name in the Halven Rising series Library Journal calls ”…an exciting new fantasy adventure.” Whether she’s writing about sexy men in Lake Tahoe or a Fae world embedded in a college campus, Jules spins addictive stories filled with heart and humor.
When Jules isn’t in her sweatpants writing and rewarding herself with chocolate, she spends her time with her husband and two children in their small hometown on the Pacific Coast. She credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.
After a devastating loss, Malcolm Niall has spent the past twenty years hiding from the world. As manager of a Highland estate, he’s built a life of purpose, caring for the land and animals. And for the past six months, his peace has been utterly destroyed by a sexy Southern whirlwind who’s never met a stranger. Worse, they have to work together daily.
His sunshiny nemesis who’s starting a new life
Nothing about Charlotte Vasquez’s life has been traditional. She never married, abandoned her corporate job to raise the son of her late best friend, and now she’s followed that grown-up son to Scotland for a chance at something new. While she’s enjoying the challenge, she could do without the attitude from the broody Scot next door.
Join forces to protect a runaway
Malcolm and Charlotte clash over absolutely everything on the renovation project they’re tasked to lead. If there’s a healthy amount of heat beneath the frustration, neither is willing to admit it. But when they discover a runaway hiding in one of the cottages, they find common purpose at last. Risks are taken and hearts expand as Malcolm and Charlotte pull out all the stops to protect Gavin from the abusive father who’d tear their unconventional family apart.
Kait Nolan is a RITA® Award-winning Mississippi author who calls everyone sugar, honey, or darlin’, and can wield a ‘Bless your heart’ like a Snuggie or a saber, depending on requirements. She believes in love, laughter, and that tacos are the world’s most perfect food. When she’s not writing, reading, working the evil day job, or wrangling family (both the two-legged and the four-), you can find her obsessively watching The Great British Bake Off.
As soon as I laid eyes on her, I knew she was going to make me break all my rules.
Heiress. Recluse. Philanthropist.
She’s nothing like what I was expecting.
In my head, I’d conjured a stuck up princess with a silver spoon in her mouth and a whiny voice. A woman cloaked in designer labels and flawless makeup. The kind of woman who resisted my protection and resented my bulk and tattoos.
Title: Because You Said Yes Series: Willow Bay #3 Author: Kelly Collins
Genre: Contemporary Romance Trope: Marriage of Convenience Release Date: March 9, 2023
He needs a bride. She needs a project. Can a fake marriage lead to a lifetime of love?
Charlotte Sutton has dreams as big as the Texas sky, and she’ll do anything to make them come true. She’s been Miss Lonestar State, a beauty consultant, a real estate agent, and has now set her sights on becoming Willow Bay’s most sought-after wedding planner. She’s never been in love or married but that doesn’t stop her from creating every bride’s fantasy day. It’s easy—all she does is plan her dream day. So, when devilishly handsome billionaire Bastien Richmond approaches her about arranging an over-the-top wedding, she’s all-in until she finds out he doesn’t have a bride.
Bastien Richmond is a lot of things, but marriage material isn’t one of them. He’s been a playboy all his life, until his sister passed away and left him the sole guardian of his niece. The only promise he’s ever made was that he’d take care of little Ivy, so when his mother threatens to fight for custody if he doesn’t marry, he tells her he’s already engaged. With the clock ticking, he needs to find a bride. Can the pretty little wedding planner deliver everything she promised? After all, she did say that no request was too large.
A handsome billionaire. A beautiful bride. A dream wedding. Is it a fairytale come true or a disaster in the making?
International bestselling author of more than thirty novels, Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping love alive. Always a romantic, she blends real-life events with her vivid imagination to create characters and stories that lovers of contemporary romance, new adult, and romantic suspense will return to again and again.
Kelly has sold more than a quarter of a million books worldwide, and in 2021 she was awarded a Readers’ Favorite Award Gold Medal in the Contemporary Romance category for A Tablespoon of Temptation.
I previously read An Unexpected Chance and really enjoyed it. Rereading it this month I enjoyed it just as much, if not more, even knowing where the storyline was going.
We had briefly seen Simon in An Unexpected Gift, Evan’s book, and at that point knew there was more to the man than we saw.
I really liked Simon, he hadn’t had it easy in his past relationship but because of that he had an awesome relationship with Mia, his young daughter. She was a bright wee spark and her character and intelligence added to the story. I really liked Amy. A gorgeous hearted free spirit who had sadly had that used against get by a previous partner, I loved that she was authentic to herself and didn’t change for anyone.
Simon, oh man, I could have smacked him a point…. I honestly got his concerns and fears but for an intelligent man he was a tad dense!!! Thank the gods he had Holly onside otherwise he might never have got his finger out and realise what he had in Amy!!
This story had a great setting, wonderful characters, brought back characters we’ve met previously in the series AND gave us a guest appearance by a favourite of mine from one of Ms Moreland’s other series that I love.
I absolutely adore Melanie’s InstaSpark series. They’re easy reads, keep me engaged, have heat and sweetness and I’d definitely recommend you give them a read!!
About the Author
New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She’s learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.
Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at email@example.com
What happens when a rock star with no plans of settling down finds out he has a teenage daughter, his manager is embezzling from him, and the woman he’s hired to design his tour wardrobe is breathing fire?
Come along for the snarky, emotional, and insanely sexy ride as Jillian and Johnny get caught up in a storm that just might be bigger than both of them.
Jillian Braden’s quick, creative thinking and fierce determination have helped her singlehandedly build a fashion empire. She doesn’t mince words and demands respect, but beneath all that armor, she carries the Braden curse of a soft heart. But that soft heart isn’t looking to start a family and doesn’t know the first thing about mollycoddling.
When famed rock star Johnny Bad hires her to design his tour wardrobe and then postpones it at the last minute for the third time, she’s had enough. Jillian is determined to set him straight, but she isn’t at all prepared for what she finds or for the type of help Johnny Bad really needs.
From USA Today best-selling author Vanessa Vale, a small-town billionaire romance with a hot-as-puck hockey hero and a wannabe romance writer.
I’m looking for Mr. Right. Date after blind date, they’re all duds. None of them meet the requirements on my Man List.Until Dex James. My brain? It says he’s all kinds of wrong. He’s young. In town on vacation. A lazy billionaire. He’d only be a fling. A muse for the spicy book I’m writing. Nothing more. My body? It’s telling me to jump that big piece of man candy. Check off guy-given O’s from the list with Mr. Right Now. Which is right? Maybe neither. Maybe my heart has to decide because it turns out Dex is so much more than I ever imagined. Maybe Mr. Right Now could be Mr. Right after all.
Find out who wins in this steamy small town, reverse age gap game of love. With all the books in the On A Manhunt series, it’s open season on men.
Download today on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo!
A USA Today bestseller, Vanessa Vale writes tempting romance with unapologetic bad boys who don’t just fall in love, they fall hard. Her books have sold over one million copies. She lives in the American West where she’s always finding inspiration for her next story. While she’s not as skilled at social media as her kids, she loves to interact with readers.
I am a prisoner in the place I once called home. Desolate. I am thousands of miles away from my mate. Waiting. Nothing will ever stop me loving my true mate, Phoenix Adair. Nothing. Not even Willow Creek’s new alpha, my former best friend, Zade Crawford. A boy who became a monster. A man without a moral code whose perverted goal is to destroy Phoenix and lock me away. A man who has no idea that my hand in marriage belongs to his sole enemy.
Shadow Bride is a full-length rejected mates, wolf shifter romance. There are strong omegaverse themes throughout, so please read the author’s note. Due to the explicit language and steamy scenes, it is intended for readers 18+. While not considered a dark romance, there are darker themes present (see author’s note). It is book two of the Shadow Pack trilogy.
If you like your alphas sweet and caring but with fiery, touch-her-and-you-die vibes, this book is for you. If you like kickass females who aren’t afraid to talk back, this book is for you. Happy reading!
Kory (K.) Easton is the paranormal romance pen name for Amazon bestselling author Amanda Richardson. She gravitates toward dark tales of otherworldly creatures and beasts. She currently resides in Yorkshire, England, with her husband and two kids.
Title: Crazy Apologetic Canadians Author: Cathryn Fox
Genre: Romantic Comedy Tropes: New Adult/College Release Date: March 6, 2023
“If you liked Crazy Rich Asians, you’re going to LOVE Crazy Apologetic Canadians!”
I take one look at the grumpy Brit and know I’m in trouble. Not because he’s in Nova Scotia to tear down our beloved amusement park. Or because he wants to build an elite school on the lush property. No, I’m in trouble because Colin Parker is superlicious – despite the stick up his British bum. You see, I’m a free-spirited girl who knows her way around a lobster boat. He’s a rule follower who knows his way around a boardroom. Can you say polar opposites? Oh, did I mention his mother is back in England planning his marriage? The sexy Brit with a debutante makes sense, right? You know what doesn’t make sense? The two of us between the sheets and a montage of fun activities that finally put a smile on his face. But when the montage ends, and life turns messy and complicated—yet we still manage to find common ground—it leads me to believe we’re not so different after all. Until he does the one thing that proves me wrong and I’m forced to make a decision I thought I’d never have to make.
I hurry down the terminal, my thoughts distracted, and collide with some woman speed-walking past me. She drops whatever it is she had in her arms, and latches onto the sleeve of my suit jacket. The grasp pulls me off balance, and I stagger backward, breaking the tight hold. I dip my head and find a petite woman staring up at me, her blue eyes wide as she holds her hands up palms out. “Sorry,” she says quickly. Wait, wasn’t I the one who bumped into her? “What are you sorry for?” She angles her head, her gaze moving over my face. “You’re British.” I frown. “You’re sorry I’m British?” “No, no!” Her long dark hair bounces on her shoulders as she repeatedly shakes her head. “For colliding with you, and…tugging on your jacket. It was a knee jerk reaction.” “Touching strangers in airports is a knee jerk reaction for you, is it now?” I glance out the rotating doors leading outside and take in the streaks of purple and pink bruising the night sky above the large concrete parking garage. “Do you only grope in airports, or can I expect to be accosted once I step outside, as well?” She frowns at me, and I get it. I’m grumpy as hell. It’s been a long day, and I missed my connecting flight, and now I’ve arrived at my destination much later than planned. My driver would have given up on me hours ago. Rightfully so. No one in their right mind would continue to wait for a no-show. I’m not about to call Bryant now, the guy who owns the bed and breakfast where I’ll be staying, and have him come back to the city at this point. From what I understand, it’s a good three-hour drive. “I thought you were going to fall. Sorry I touched you,” she apologizes again as she picks up a sign she’d dropped and scampers off. Alrighty then. Her legs aren’t overly long, but she moves like lightning, the only person in the airport in any kind of hurry. She must not be a local, and I should probably tear my gaze from her cute arse, which happens to be nicely framed into a pair of frayed shorts, and put her out of my mind. I straighten my shoulders, in need of a pint before I figure how and where I’m going to find another driver at this hour. I walk through the airport terminal looking for a pub, but a small store with gobs of Halifax, Nova Scotia merchandise catches my eye and reminds me I’m supposed to bring something back for my cousin’s daughter. Might as well get it over with, because the sooner I’m out of this place, the better. I drag my suitcase along and adjust my leather bag over my shoulder as I step into Hudson News. With no idea what to buy an eight-year-old girl, I walk up to a rack full of plush toys. As I debate between a beaver and a moose, someone crouches down in front of me, her body brushing mine, right around the vicinity of my…dangly bits. “Can I just scooch…” I glance down, and realize it’s the groper again as she bends and reaches for something off the bottom shelf. ‘“Scooch?” She straightens, a plush lamb in her hand, and her smile falters when her gaze lands on me. “Oh, you again.” “Nice to see you, too,” I respond. One manicured brow lifts, as the strap on her tank top slips a bit, exposing a hint of a lacy bra. “Is it?” “Is it what?” I ask as I snatch up a beaver. “Nice to see me again?”
“You can take the front. Sounds like you two have a lot of catching up to do, and I’d like to check my emails,” he replies. “Suit yourself.” Emily flips the seat forward, and gestures for him to climb into the back. He puts one leg onto the floor of the back seat, pushes forward and grunts. I’m about to circle the car, but notice he’s not moving, or grunting. I’m not even sure he’s breathing. Great, I think we’ve killed him. We certainly have the motive. As I glance around, and contemplate on how to hide, or even move, the body, a loud groan reverberates through the near empty parking garage. “Violet.” “Yeah.” “I’m…stuck.” I admire his perfect ass, wedged between the back seat and the frame of my car. “Um, do you want me to push?” “I think maybe you should pull.” I take in the angle of his body and consider the logistics. “What do you want me to pull?” Emily chuckles beside me and I nudge her with my elbow. “Stop it.” “Ow,” she complains. I glare at her. “You’re not helping.” She snaps her gum, enjoying this entirely too much. “What am I supposed to do?” “I don’t know. Go around the other side and push on his head.” “I thought that’s what he wanted you to pull.” “Ohmigod!” She grins, clearly proud of her quick-witted sexual innuendo. “Do you want to walk home?” The car rocks as he tries to free himself, and I pray to God he hasn’t heard Emily, or think in any way that I want to pull his…anything. Emily drops her gum back into her purse. “Fine.” She circles the car, and I step up to him. “I’m going to put my hands on your hips and pull, okay?” “Yes, I believe that will work.” Pity once again hits me. The man is obviously embarrassed. The British are so stiff—do not think about head and stiff. Dammit, I’m thinking about it. Let me try that again. The British are stoic and reserved, and this must be mortifying. Then again, maybe he’s none of those things. People have misconceptions about Canadians too. Yeah, okay, it’s true. We’re ridiculously nice and overly apologetic. Sue me. As he struggles, I take a fast second and consider drawing this out, letting him wallow in his embarrassment. I mean he is here to destroy our town, but because I only have one mean bone in my body—you did just hear me say we were ridiculously nice right—and I might need to use it later, I put my hand on his sides, and brace my pelvis against his rear. Oh my. I glance over my shoulder and pray no one is watching. The last thing I want to be accused of is bum-fucking some Brit in the back of my car. I’m not looking to cause an international incident here. I suppose I could just tell them I’m trying to remove a stick that’s lodged deep. That’s more believable, anyway.
I stare at the gorgeous woman leaning against the wall, a come-hither look on her face, as she asks me if I want to get lucky. One of two things must be happening here. Either I’m in bed dreaming, or I’m hearing things. “Colin, lucky…” she says again. Fuck yeah. I drop everything I’m doing. “You don’t have to ask me twice.” There’s a playful gleam in her blue eyes as she cocks her head and says, “I’m pretty sure I just did.” I walk across the room, each step determined, and put my arm around her waist. “You won’t have to ask a third time.” Her eyes go wide as I pull her to me, press my growing dick against her soft body and dip my head until my lips are just a breath from hers. My heart pounds a little faster in my chest, and I’m seconds from kissing her when I note the shock in her eyes. I inch back. What the fuck? Okay, maybe I really was hearing things. “Violet?” “The cat…Lucky. I meant do you want to get Lucky. You know our cat Lucky, and bring him upstairs for bed.” I try to settle my rattled brain as she rambles on, and the second understanding hits, I unravel my arm from around her back and step back until I hit the kitchen table. “Jesus, sorry. I thought you…must be the allergy medication. Messing with my brain.” I adjust my cock in my boxers, and her gaze drops. “And your…pants.” “I think it’s from the dry weather here.” A laugh bubbles out of her throat. “Yes, it’s usually wet where you come from, isn’t it?” “Wet…yeah.”
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. Cathryn lives in beautiful Nova Scotia with her husband, who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found Skyping with her son living in Seattle (could he have moved any farther away?) shopping with her daughter in the city, watching a big action flick with her husband, or hanging out and laughing with friends.
In his job at The Office. In his relationship with Zayne.
He’s very particular on who he lets in his world,
and even more so on who he lets in his bed.
After all, he’s not the only one who sleeps in it.
Everything in their world is in perfect order,
just the way Ethan likes it.
Until a mysterious redhead walks into their club
and turns their world inside out.
What happens when control turns to chaos?
Do you give in to it? Or do you make chaos…submit?
Confessions: Ethan begins a new sub-series within the Chicagoverse. It is an MMF contemporary romance series that revolves around Chloé Thornton-Priestley, the wild-child daughter of the three P’s. This can be read as a standalone series.
Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite Preslocke series with Brooke Blaine. Her Prime Time series has been praised as “highly entertaining!” and “sexy as hell!”
A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction. Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.