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41tJRcU15PLSUMMER LOVING ~ FREE

Saskia Lucas is on yet another luxury holiday in an exotic location. This time it’s The Algarve, in the south of Portugal.

She’s with Franklin, an older man who in past times might have been called her Sugar Daddy.

Two years into the relationship, Saskia has expensive clothes, the latest handbags, lots of shoes, perfect blonde hair…and new boobs.

She has everything she ever wanted.

Except for love.

Franklin doesn’t know it, but Saskia is still nursing a broken heart from a relationship she had with a young, penniless surfer when she was only nineteen.

When Franklin abandons Saskia for a few days to go on a golfing trip with an old buddy, she decides to book some surfing lessons to alleviate the boredom and get away from some unwanted company.

But she’s in for a shock.

One that will change her life forever.

51Q+9LgDO+LSKATING ON THIN ICE ~ FREE

Revised and Edited Third Edition

He trusts his gut, she trusts her numbers, and neither trusts the other, as a billionaire’s mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart.

Ethan Parker, a billionaire determined to bring professional hockey to Seattle, will stop at nothing to realize his dream. After putting down a hefty deposit on another city’s team, the sale is stalled as the parties involved evaluate their options. In the meantime, Ethan’s investors insist he go undercover during the playoffs to get the inside scoop.

Lauren Schneider, assistant director of player personnel, gets no respect from the team’s testosterone-loaded staff. When Ethan bursts onto the scene, full of charm and genuinely interested in her opinions, she shares the team’s weaknesses and discovers a weakness of her own—for Ethan. But when his true identity is revealed, and he starts cleaning house based on her input, his betrayal cuts deeply on both a professional and personal level. Bound by an employment contract, Lauren reluctantly moves to Seattle to work for the newly christened Seattle Sockeyes and her sexy, infuriating boss.

Lauren and Ethan must come to terms with their passions—for the team, for hockey, and for each other. Will their situation build a frozen wall between them, or will their love burn hot enough to melt the ice shielding their hearts?

41hIuOI3EoLDIRTY PLAYER ~ FREE

He’s got a dirty mouth…
A standalone hockey romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly.

“Fun, addictive, and outrageously sexy! Dirty Player brought all the feels and left me panting for more!”~Annika Martin, New York Times bestselling author

It started as a joke…
A throw away promise between friends.
A dare for a single kiss at our reunion and nothing more.

But that kiss…
That kiss was no joking matter.
It was hot and wet.
A hands-everywhere, breathless kind of insanity that left us both teetering on the brink.

She’s got rules about guys like me…
Rules I respect the hell out of when they apply to any other pro athlete.
But as they apply to me? Those rules are about to be broken.

41Vxpm2pwVL._SY346_THIS PIECE OF MY HEART ~ FREE

She had her future all planned…until she met him.

Struggling to live up to the high expectations of overprotective parents and a hefty family name, Caryn Stevens only wants one summer of fun before she focuses on finishing her college degree. She knows her destiny—to lead her dad’s multi-million dollar business. But that plan changes forever the day she runs into—literally—sexy and single professional hockey player, Andrew Chadwick.

Sparks instantly fly between the two, and Caryn can’t resist his charms as she discovers that Andrew has a reputation of winning – both on and off the ice. One of the most eligible singles in Toronto, Andrew could have any woman he wants, and he’s got Caryn in sights. But, when Caryn’s parents disapprove of the match and threaten to disinherit her and his hockey team trades him to a new city, it may take more than love for the couple to survive this penalty play.

ROMANTIC PICKS #STAYSAFE #BINGEWATCH AND #READAROMANCE

For the next few weeks, everyone is going to be hanging out at home. Binge-watching is high on everyone’s list. I’ve been watching Picard on CBS Access. It’s ok. I think I like it just because it has Picard in it. With loving the Star Trek series, it makes sense that I wanted to watch anything new with the series. It’s been fun seeing Seven of Nine, Riker and Troi. (Though, I don’t know what happened to Seven of Nine’s romance with Chakotay.) Saying that, I have only enjoyed Picard and Star Trek Discovery on CBS Access, but I have enjoyed everything on Disney Plus. My grandson enjoys Marvel, Star Wars, and the Disney movies. I enjoy National Geographic Wild such as The Incredible Dr. Pol and Yukon Vet. I still feel the best place to binge watch is Netflix: Grace and Frankie, Breaking Bad, The Office, Ozark, Longmire, Mars, DareDevil, The Punisher, BloodLine, Haven, …. the list goes on and on. Moreover, Netflix has a whole list of romantic movies. I have Amazon Prime, but don’t watch it often. If you do, why not list a few shows to watch in the comments. One show that I have totally enjoyed is on NBC, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. It’s different, and I love the music.

The best escape to me is always a book, especially a romance. I have a whole list for you to choose from from recommended authors and if you enjoy, check out the authors other books as well.

 

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THE SHERIFF’S WOMAN BY JACKIE WEGER

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SAM’S FOLLY BY CARMEN DESOUSA

51pMVMHKOQL._SY346_AN HONORABLE MAN BY DONNA FASANO

51XfuqGyBnLTHE SWEETEST DEAL BY MARY CAMPISI

5184yYJzQwLSHUTOUT BY JAMI DAVENPORT

51r3UWur0PLSCHOOLING THE DUKE BY CHRISTI CALDWELL

ScreamfortheCamera (1)SCREAM FOR THE CAMERA BY COLLEEN CONNALLY

41mizV+2OfLFOREVER FREED BY KATHLEEN BROOKS

515OSov9jeL._SY346_KISS OF DARKNESS BY HEATHER GRAHAM

51miPHnyF6LCAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU BY BELLA ANDRE

51citJkSFMLTEMPTED BY MR. WRONG BY JACQUIE BIGGAR

51CbgwHlM2LICE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER BY SUZANNE G. ROGERS

51AEPT0HrkLDESIGNING WOMAN BY ELAINE RACO CHASE

41QSGHVf0HL._SY346_BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS BY BRENDA NOVAK

51XnJ+Mtn7LWINDS OF BETRAYAL BY JERRI HINES

I hope you enjoy these books. Stay safe!

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5184yYJzQwLSHUTOUT ~ COMING JANUARY 30

Easton:

Hockey isn’t forever.

The money, excitement, and glory of being a professional hockey player meant more to me than a family, a home, and a forever. Another man has my forever, and I have hockey. I thought making the big bucks and playing against the best in the world would feel better than this. Instead I’m empty and hollow, like a big piece of my heart was hacked off. There’s something missing. Something big. Something I can never get back.

Caroline:

I loved him, but he wasn’t the love of my life. Someone else is.

My husband died too young, too suddenly, too tragically. I was unprepared with no education, no job skills, and no future plans. When a DNA test reveals my twins’ true parentage, I have no choice but to do the right thing. I turn to the one man who’d turned his back on me all those years ago.

I’d been shutout from his life, and I’d shut him out from mine. Can two strangers make a family? Do we have what it takes to forgive and move on?

512b7XHBvZLNOAH ~ COMING MAY 19

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melody Anne continues her sizzling and heartfelt series about billionaire Joseph Anderson’s long-lost nephews.

Salt-of-the-earth navy veteran Noah Anderson is just starting to understand what it means to be exceedingly wealthy. Since he and his four brothers received a huge payout from their long-lost billionaire uncle, they’ve been hard at work building a new veterans center—and hard at play with the lovely ladies in their lives.

Noah, in charge of designing the center, has been mostly focused on work. However, coarchitect Sarah Jennings commands more of his attention all the time. Sparks fly whenever they’re together, but she’s wary—even afraid—of love, and Noah isn’t the biggest fan of commitment.

When they reach a creative roadblock, Noah and Sarah decide to jet across the United States and study the buildings that most influence them. The trip quickly inspires more than just a love of architecture, and with a little help from Uncle Joseph, the reluctant couple gets ever closer to discovering what they’re really looking for.

517cVTFRIXLSAM’S FOLLY ~ COMING February 11

The Midnight Sons ~ Men as Wild and Rugged as The Last Frontier Itself

Five brothers risk their lives to rescue those caught in the death grip of the Alaskan wilderness…and find their hearts in danger of falling for women as tough as the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Series Description:

The siren call of Alaska’s untamed wilderness, vast mountain ranges, and majestic glaciers draw thrill-seekers from around the globe. But with more unsolved missing person cases than anywhere else in the world, the Alaska Triangle has an ominous reputation. Enter the Midnight Sons, a team that risks their own lives to rescue those in peril.

Being a hero isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, though. The pay sucks, as does the fact that the team leaders have to be ready to spring into action 24/7, 365 days a year–a lifestyle not conducive to a healthy love life. Worse, while the brothers are experts in their individual fields, they each harbor inner demons and secrets that threaten to tear their family apart… and jeopardize any chance of finding the women who could complete them.

Book One: Sam’s Folly

When a bigwig fight promoter needs someone to search for his missing fiancée, he hires expert tracker Sam Belgarde and his search dogs. Sam is more than a little reluctant. His family’s company, Search and Rescue Alaska, is in financial trouble, though, so if searching for a spoiled socialite will save it, then he’s willing to break the rules–just this once.

After witnessing a murder, Nora Molina needs to get away–fast–and her best hope to escape without her passport is Alaska. A native of Argentina, Nora’s accustomed to harsh winters and high elevation, so she gets more than a little irritated when some tracker thinks she needs rescuing. Even if he is get-out sexy. And even if he’s the guy she stood up before leaving town. It’s going to be a long few days.

When an unexpected storm rolls in, Sam and Nora find themselves in each other’s arms–to keep warm. Things get a little too hot when it’s clear someone wants the two of them to stay lost–permanently.

51JCy2DYCWLTHE TRYSTING PLACE ~ COMING February 4

Eight years ago, Felicity, Lady Wren, married a wealthy older man in order to save her family from financial ruin. Now, widowed and free again, she yearns to experience all the bright pleasures of a busy social life with the ton. She longs for romance at last and a new marriage to someone young, handsome, and charming. She fixes her interest upon a charismatic lord with a rakish reputation and dreams of changing him.

Tom Russell, childhood friend of Felicity’s, has never forgotten the passion that flared between them all too briefly before she chose Wren instead of him. But when she turns to him for support in her search for a new husband, he puts his own feelings aside in order to be the friend she needs. Even when she enlists his aid in making her lord jealous, he goes along with her scheme.

Tom is perhaps too selfless and good-natured for his own good. And Felicity is perhaps too much in denial about her true feelings for her dearest friend.

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516qxHTxwdLSKATING ON THIN ICE

Sam Walters has made a deal with the devil.

In order to win a much-needed contract as physical therapist to one of the NHL’s leading hockey teams, Sam must delay the recovery of their sniper, Mac Wanowski. The trouble is, the more she gets to know the taciturn hockey player, the more she aches to help him.

51Ou1-R1-AL._SY346_DEFLECTED

Alexander “Rush” Markov has been given an ultimatum by his team—shape up or ship out.

Alex is celebrating his biggest season in professional hockey, and he’s enjoying every minute of it—perhaps a little too much. He’s been nonstop partying like a rock star since his team won it all, and management isn’t pleased. Next thing Alex knows, he’s been exiled to a remote island with orders to lie low, stay out of trouble, and avoid one-night stands.

41Vxpm2pwVLTHIS PIECE OF MY HEART

She had her future all planned…until she met him.

Struggling to live up to the high expectations of overprotective parents and a hefty family name, Caryn Stevens only wants one summer of fun before she focuses on finishing her college degree. She knows her destiny—to lead her dad’s multi-million dollar business. But that plan changes forever the day she runs into—literally—sexy and single professional hockey player, Andrew Chadwick.

51azMnz-BGLTHE LAKE HOUSE SECRET

A reluctant homecoming, two men from her past, and a chilling murder to solve…

Home is the last place reporter Jenessa Jones wants to be. It’s been 12 years since the journalist’s father sent her away, and the only thing that could bring her back was the man’s funeral. Assigned to cover a local discovery of human remains near a frighteningly familiar lake house, she is shocked when Logan, her high school love, is named the prime suspect.

 

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51n-Z2MmuwL._SY346_A FAMILY AFFAIR: THE DECISION

Nate Desantro is a born leader who believes in family, honor, and protecting what’s his. He minds his own business and expects others to do the same. When New York City businessman Grayson Westfield arrives in Magdalena asking questions about him, Nate’s determined to find out why.

Grayson Westfield is on a mission to uncover the relationship between his wealthy cousin and Miriam Desantro, a woman he’s never heard of before. Big money ties these women together, but for a numbers man with a talent for puzzles, he never sees the truth until it’s too late. This small town will present other surprises that confuse and challenge Grayson—namely, the beautiful and mysterious Audrey Fairlayne. No woman has ever worked through his defenses with such clarity and disregard for “boundaries” and that could pose a huge problem.

Audrey Fairlayne suffered more than a broken heart when her husband and baby died three years ago. She lost her dreams and belief in happily-ever-after and has vowed never to open her heart again. But Grayson Westfield isn’t like any man she’s ever known, and the attraction is too deep to ignore and impossible to avoid.

When Audrey withholds a critical truth from Grayson, the couple will face a challenge that only someone as strong and determined as Nate Desantro can help fix. Don’t miss this engaging tale of heartache, redemption, and second chances as the town steps in to see this couple find their happily-ever-after and Nate learns the true meaning of forgiveness.

BONUS: Included with this e-book is the first chapter of Strangers Like Us, Reunion Gap Book 1.
When the son of the man who lost everything falls in love with the daughter of the man who stole it all, there can only be heartache ahead.

pro_pbid_4496700A WHOLE NEW DUKE

The Dark Duke they call him.

And he certainly matches up to his name. From his looks to his constantly furrowed brow, Miss Beatrice Edgerton is under no illusions as to the status of their arranged marriage.

It will be very much one of convenience. With him conveniently providing the title her family so desperately wants and her family bringing in plenty of money for his dilapidated home. She is simply grateful he is younger than her first husband.

Lord Morton, Duke of Hartwich, is only a little perturbed by the vibrant Beatrice. After all, he sets her straight from the very first day of their marriage–this is one of mutual benefit. In one way only. She can expect no affection or romance from him.

Because, frankly, he is incapable of such things. Being a one-legged duke with a slightly dark past brings enough challenges without him having to worry about a wife too. His days of concern for anyone are long gone.

Unfortunately, It is not only the duke’s dark demeanor she has to deal with. Someone is trying to cause trouble for them but they cannot fathom who or why.

Bea is determined to make the best of the situation, even whilst spending Christmas with the duke alone in the eerie Hartwich Hall. Why, perhaps she might even be able to change the duke’s mind about their relationship.

Especially after they share a fiery kiss…or three…

If you love Regency romance with some heat, brooding dukes, and an arranged marriage at Christmas, be sure to get your copy today!

519oJusPKrLCHRISTMAS IN SEATTLE

As a college football star and a waitress fight off cold and loneliness through one hot holiday break, a passion begins that may carry them all the way into the pros.

Previously published as Christmas Break

Aubrey:
I’m not going home for Christmas because I’m escaping my past as a party girl and biker chick. I was planning on spending Christmas break alone until my secret crush walks into the deserted pub where I’m tending bar.

Braxton:
I’m not spending Christmas with family, and loneliness drives me to a bar near campus where I find tough-girl Aubrey mixing drinks and serving smartass comments. After one look, I know I won’t be spending my Christmas alone. A mysterious and devastating text message along with a burnt hamburger lead to dinner out, while a snow storm leads to a night a passion.

51j1lbIK1BLA KISS AT MIDNIGHT

In a dystopian world of fog…

…darkness and danger bows to the world leaders of their respective paranormal emperors.

Vampires walk amongst us. Dragons fly through the sky. Wizards and fairies brush shoulders with us on the train.

For immortal witch, Leia Grant, hiding in the shadows is her only way of survival. She’s looked pure evil in the eyes once before, and served as his slave for nearly a century.

Now, as an ancient foe searches for her, her fate may rest in the hands of three handsome supernatural warriors, and perhaps the immeasurable power she’s been denying all of her life.

Join New York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee writing as Aurora Dawn on a thrilling paranormal romance where dark fantasy and magic combine for a supernatural adventure that will leave you breathless. Perfect for fans of mystical reverse harem, fairytales, and folklore.
Reading Order:
A Kiss at Midnight
A Taste of Dawn

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BrokenLegacy_NookBROKEN LEGACY ~ $0.99!

An Amazon #1 Bestselling Historical Romance!
Orangeberry 2013 Hall of Fame Best Romance!

Lord Gerard Lenister needed the lady…after their meeting, he wanted her.

For seventeen years, Lady Eloise Granville lived in France, thinking herself a bastard. Not until her life was threatened did her father cross the English Channel to reclaim her as his legitimate daughter. Now four years later, a revolution roars its ugly head in France. Rumors abound of Lady Eloise’s life before her emergence in England…rumors that link her to the notorious leaders of the French Revolution.

Lord Gerard Lenister knows well the whispered connections Lady Eloise has across the Channel and the disdain that Society holds for the lady. It matters little to him. He could have cared less if she was the incarnation of a she-devil. He would marry Jezebel herself if she helped him on his mission. He is that desperate…but soon he discovers that Lady Eloise is not what she seems.

51SkSE-zs6L._SY346_A FAMILY AFFAIR CHRISTMAS

Christmas is coming to Magdalena!

It’s time to head back to Magdalena in this holiday novella…
The town is preparing to celebrate the holidays when a snowstorm hits and threatens to ruin the festivities. But that’s not the only threat blowing into town…Pop’s son is here from California to enjoy Christmas with his father, but when he leaves, he’s taking Pop with him…or is he? Will the town give up the Godfather of Magdalena, or will they show Pop’s son that when we open our hearts, anything is possible…even second chances?

51OEqfIcdiL._SY346_SAVING SHADOWS

Gavin Faulkner was the only doctor in the small South Carolina inner coastal town of Shadows Landing. He was used to patching up everything from fishing lures stuck in skin to gator bites. Nothing could surprise him anymore—except when he found an unconscious woman partially submerged near his dock after a fierce thunderstorm.

Ellery St. John’s last memory was of a bat swinging toward her head. The next thing she knew, she was cold, wet, and a sexy man was pressing his lips to hers. Too bad it turned out to be CPR instead of a passionate kiss.

Gavin thought Ellery would be safe in the small town where BBQ wars were the biggest danger, but he was wrong. Now it was up to him to help Ellery put the pieces together in order to discover who had tried to kill her and why before they both ended up at the bottom of the ocean.

51m+mt5MAKLA WOLFE BROTHERS CHRISTMAS ~ $0.99

Spending their first Christmas together in years, the Wolfe brothers fumbling attempts to create good memories go awry.

Originally published in 2018 as part of the Hockey Holidays anthology. This novella is also part of the Madrona Island Christmas anthology