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What happens after the last concussion? How long does an engagement last without turning into marriage? Is an unplanned pregnancy a dream come true or a nightmare? Real life takes over for the Connecticut Kings when the football season ends.
Catch the “play-by-play” for each Kings’ player in this book, the final in the series. With a chapter for each team member, and a few surprises thrown in, you’ll be on the edge of your seat, but satisfied when the final whistle blows. No First & Ten book would be complete without an action scene. But can you guess who’s playing? Read Overtime, and find out.

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**AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER**

Literally a laugh out loud kind of book!

Just don’t start reading it an hour before bed Gia Scott (Vine Voice) 

A very funny peek into the life and mind of Cathy, housewife, mum and frustrated woman. Highly recommended!- Michele Gorman, Best-selling author of THE CURVY GIRLS CLUB

Bored stay at home mother, Cathy, finds her predictable routine upturned as she investigates a lipstick-covered love postcard sent to husband, Declan. Who is this mysterious La La? Could Declan really be having an affair? And – wait – is Cathy actually being stalked?

With all her friends hiding secrets, a sexy admirer igniting long-forgotten sparks, and the stress of organizing the school’s Save The Toilets dance, soon it’s not only Cathy’s marriage that’s in jeopardy. Add in the scheming antics of Declan’s new assistant and a possible murderer on the scene and the stage is set for a dangerous showdown and some very unsettling, even deadly, revelations.

5* Comedy Drama Murder + More. Packed with humour (The Toilet Dance did have me intrigued). Laughs galore but also a murderous undertone. From romps with those
that should not be romped with to accidents that should never happen a read that carries itself right from the start to finish. Alessi Lover, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

Go on an amazingly funny, brilliant and entertaining ride with Cathy and her crazy cast of friends and neighbors!  Mrs Mommy Booknerd

You are quickly drawn into this very unpredictable, well thought out story, full of mystery, gossip and secrets which keeps you guessing right to the last chapter. ElaineG (Amazon Top 100 Reviewer) 

Filled with great characters and hilarious, yet believable scenes. I highly recommend Looking for La La if you need a good laugh!  Christy’s Cozy Corners

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Game On in Seattle #3.5

Hearts on Ice is the continuation of Blake and Sarah’s story as begun in “Love at First Snow.”

Drawn together by tragedy and broken apart by practicality, can two lost souls find each other again during a magical holiday season?

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Second book in a new series by RWA Golden Heart® winning author and RITA® Finalist, AE Jones

Sheila Hampton knows how to take care of herself. After being banished from her close-knit woodland nymph clan for defying her father, she has made her way in the human world on her own.

Now she works as an exercise instructor for stressed-out paranormal brides. If she can tell a vampire that no exercise plan in the world will help her lose weight, she can handle anything. Until her father lifts her banishment and tries to force her to marry as part of a political power play, and an unlikely hero steps forward.

Charlie Tucker is used to being on his own. A sea nymph with no ties to his clan, he joined the Navy and became a SEAL. He’s been in war zones. Eaten bugs to survive. So posing as Sheila’s fiancé should be a simple protection detail. No problem.

Except there is a problem—several, actually. Their clans are mortal enemies. They have to pretend to be in love when they can’t stand each other. Plus, they have to plan the biggest fake nymph wedding of the century. And when Sheila’s life is threatened, these two loners must put aside their differences and rely on each other.

Can this paranormal Romeo and Juliet find a way to change their tragic ending to a happily ever after?

 

 

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Vonnie Davis welcomes readers to Wounded Warrior Falls! In this sizzling contemporary series, broken heroes meet women worth fighting for—and discover the healing power of love.

Navy SEAL Dustin Frank can handle physical pain; it’s his soul that needs mending. After losing part of his leg in an explosion, the panic triggered by his PTSD nearly drives him over the edge. So Dustin retreats to the Eagle Ridge Ranch, a charming hideaway tucked into the Hill Country of Texas. There he finds solace in the arms of a shy beauty who reawakens desires he thought he’d lost forever—and who makes him want to lose control, just when he needs it most.

Kelcee Todd sees beyond Dustin’s scars to the real man beneath: fiercely protective, strong yet tender. She wants nothing more than to feel his battle-hardened hands on her body. However, Kelcee is not the ordinary small-town girl she appears to be. Her brother is a killer with ties to the Russian mob, and after her testimony put him in prison, he’s out and eager for revenge. Now Dustin is her best defense, even if it could cost him everything. Kelcee could never ask him to make that sacrifice . . . but she can’t stop him, either.

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The Murrays are back in this thrilling new tale from New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell . . .
 Responsible for protecting her younger siblings from their abusive father, Bethoc Matheson is in no position to rescue another soul in Scotland. Yet when she sees a bleeding man on the verge of drowning, that’s exactly what she does, securing him safely in a cave where she can return day after day to tend to his wounds.
 
Sir Callum MacMillan can scarcely believe such a slight lass as Bethoc could save him from the grasp of death. But he knows the telltale marks of an angry fist on her skin, and he knows she has the soul of a fighter within her feminine frame. Raised to be a protector of the weak by his Murray clansmen, Callum would prefer to be the one saving her—and save her, he will. If he can first survive the treacherous attack that led him into her irresistible arms . . .

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Harley Brennan and Shyla Hollings agreed to part company to follow their careers. It was a mutual decision. The star running back had no problem getting dates, but never the right dates. After one year trying to replace the only woman he’d ever loved, he declared defeat. Until the reality TV show, Marriage Minded, approached him.
Harley flew to L.A. after the Super Bowl, ready to find his new soul mate. Bumping into Shyla at the airport didn’t give him a clue that she’d be behind the scenes, designing the sets for the program. And she didn’t tell him. Was Fate playing a hand, bringing them together? If so, Harley had to admit, Fate had lousy timing.
Convinced his life was heading for a touchdown, Harley’s confidence was high, until his luck ran out. Would the running back get knocked out of the game or sprint to victory?
A unique combination of reality TV show surprises, football action, humor, and steamy love scenes, HARLEY BRENNAN, RUNNING BACK, will keep you guessing until the last scene.

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A devastating breakup leaves Yasmine Phillips in shambles. Unable to trust another man with her heart, she focuses on the one thing she can control—starting her own business.

When her computer crashes, taking months of hard work with it, she must rely on computer genius Zachariah Givens to save her. A complete opposite of men from her past, she doesn’t expect the passion that ensues. But just as she finds happiness, she learns the truth about the other women in Zachariah’s life.

ROMANTIC PICKS #ESCAPEFROMTHEWORLD #HIDINYOURBOOK ROMANCES

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Someone wantsAlyce Hythe dead… 

Shunned from London society for being the daughterof England’s most notorious spy, Alyce Hythe desires only to clear her father’sname. For years, she has been hidden away from all prying eyes, given a newidentity and told to forget who she was. But strange things have been happeningcausing old rumors to once more be whispered.

Long has Lord Julian Casvelyn lived with guiltbrought on when his brother was murdered by England’s most infamous traitor.But one eventful night has changed everything Lord Julian believed about hisbrother’s death. Never did he suspect the woman he has just saved from certainharm is the daughter of that man. Now Julian is caught in midst of a conspiracyand desire for that woman. Thrown together by fate, the two search for answerslong denied them and along the way discover a love that can free them both.

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When Sissy Jones moves to the Smoky Mountains, she’s determined to follow her dream of owning a business by opening a coffee shop, right next door to a new paper starting up at the same time. The handsome publisher, David Bellwood, and Sissy discover an irresistible attraction to one another, but first, they must deal with mothers who aren’t always as they seem.

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What happens after the last concussion? How long does an engagement last without turning into marriage? Is an unplanned pregnancy a dream come true or a nightmare? Real life takes over for the Connecticut Kings when the football season ends.
Catch the “play-by-play” for each Kings’ player in this book, the final in the series. With a chapter for each team member, and a few surprises thrown in, you’ll be on the edge of your seat, but satisfied when the final whistle blows. No First & Ten book would be complete without an action scene. But can you guess who’s playing? Read Overtime, and find out.

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STAY BURIED is the first book in the Orchard Falls series about sexy hot, former military heroes who believe they have gone up against the scariest things life has to offer and still came out on top. But no amount of military training can prepare them for the most difficult challenge of all—falling in love.

John Ryder has secrets—dead bodies and two million dollars. The type of secrets that could ruin relationships, end careers and get somebody killed. Which is why they should remain buried.

With a bullet lodged in his heart his military career is now over and Ryder returns to his home town in Orchard Falls, Pennsylvania where he realizes he’s alone. His ailing father hates his guts. His much younger twin brothers are leaving for college soon. And a woman from his past is now his next door neighbor and is driving him crazy while he’s having lusty thoughts of another woman.

Caroline Appleby can’t seem to stay away from her new neighbor. But sexy, bad boy John Ryder isn’t interested in her unless she’s willing to hop into bed with him. And while she is willing, she wants more than just a sexual relationship with him. Why can’t he open up to her? What is he hiding? And why does he look at her the way he does with those black murderous eyes? She wants to rip away the layers and see what’s on the inside of this man who doesn’t think he deserves to be loved.

Years ago, Ryder and his friends made a pact to cover up a murder and never speak of it again. But when a member of that pact ends up dead, and people start pointing the finger at him, it’s time to take action. Only he never meant for Sweet Caroline to get into the middle of it all. Now her life is being threatened and it is up to Ryder to risk exposing his secrets in order to save her.

ROMANTIC PICKS #STARTFALLRIGHT #GRABAGOODROMANCE

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Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption… It’s time to head back to Magdalena, New York, and spend a little time with the people we love to love and even a few we love to hate.

Only one thing is missing from Tess and Daniel “Cash” Casherdon’s perfect life—a child. Oh, how they long for one to make their life complete. But what is it people say about being careful what you wish for…? Their wish will come true, but not in the way they think.

Daniel Casherdon’s past is about to catch up with him. It’s bad enough when a woman arrives in Magdalena with a nine-year-old boy she claims is his, but confessing to a terminal illness and asking Tess and Cash to raise the boy when she’s gone? Well, that’s going to require a big leap of faith that won’t be easy or without repercussions. How can anyone refuse a dying mother such a heartbreaking request? Tess is torn between doing right by the child and acknowledging that another woman has given the man she loves something she may never be able to—a child. As the woman pulls Cash closer into her emotional circle, it is Tess who becomes the outsider, and soon she wonders if the woman has secrets she’s not telling.

More than one resident is suspicious of anyone who drives a wedge between one of Magdalena’s favorite couples. The newcomer may look and act like the girl next door, but something isn’t right, and Pop Benito is going to gather ammunition and find out what that something is. But he’d better do it fast, before it’s too late.

And Cash isn’t the only one who’s gotten a visitor from his past. Pop Benito encounters his nemesis and is forced to face some hard truths about himself and the choices he made years ago. It’s going to be one very interesting summer in Magdalena! You’re not going to want to miss it!!

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The Ray Collins Case – A novelette in 17k words to introduce Detective Chief Inspector David Jones:
Birmingham, England, a sunny day in the city park. Children play, adults stroll – and a man lies dead in a pool of blood. His terrified fiancé screams for help.

The assailant smiles, waves goodbye and strolls away to hide in the city.

DCI Jones, together with his protégé, Detective Sergeant Phil Cryer are called to investigate the most difficult of crimes – an apparently motiveless and random attack. Hampered by a lack of resources, Jones and Cryer have to act quickly to prevent a murder spree.

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What happens after the last concussion? How long does an engagement last without turning into marriage? Is an unplanned pregnancy a dream come true or a nightmare? Real life takes over for the Connecticut Kings when the football season ends.
Catch the “play-by-play” for each Kings’ player in this book, the final in the series. With a chapter for each team member, and a few surprises thrown in, you’ll be on the edge of your seat, but satisfied when the final whistle blows. No First & Ten book would be complete without an action scene. But can you guess who’s playing? Read Overtime, and find out.

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Winner of the BigAl’s Books and Pals 2014 Reader’s Choice Award for women’s fiction.

Jemima’s schizophrenic fiancé is dead. Finn is the hot cop on the case. His love eases her pain. Befriending a homeless man allows her to heal.

 

ROMANTIC PICKS #LAZYDAYREADS #THURSDAYESCAPE

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A 5-STAR MURDER MYSTERY THAT WILL KEEP YOU TURNING PAGES!

A suspenseful whodunit . . .

A dead businessman and philanthropist . . .

When Gordon Taylor is murdered, it falls in the lap of soon-to-retire Detective Ryan Hamlin to find the murderer. But he has no clues and no leads.

A “perfectly legal” scheme that goes terribly wrong . . .

In a chance conversation, Detective Hamlin uncovers a long list of suspects – all with something to hide – and all involved in a “perfectly legal” investment worth millions as long as no one in the company is convicted of Gordon’s murder. That’s when the finger-pointing and cover-ups begin.

A twist you won’t see coming . . .

“[T]he final twist made perfect sense when it happened but at no point did I see it coming. I was as confused as the detective, wondering if he had the right guy or if it was this guy or maybe that woman….it was great!” -Geneva Handleman, Amazon Reviewer

“This is a well-written mystery novel that will stump even the most dedicated armchair sleuths. Death by Romance is expertly crafted with each chapter heightening the suspense and intrigue. As the suspect pool deepens, so does the entertainment factor. Some may be tempted to cheat and skip to the end. Don’t. Enjoy the mysterious ride all the way. Maybe you’ll solve the mystery before Detective Hamlin.” -T. B. Markinson, SPR Reviews

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Pete Sebastian, Coach Bass to his team, thought he had his life under control until smart, alluring Jo Parker sashayed into a front office job with the Connecticut Kings. He locks horns with the beautiful female when she implements new ideas to clean-up the team’s rep. Was she there just to push him around or was she the one woman he’s been seeking?

Struggling toward success in the man’s-man world of the NFL, Jo Parker has relied on her brains and determination to get ahead. But her new job at the Kings has one hurdle she hadn’t counted on – a sexy coach standing in her way. How can she keep her mind on her job when all she wants is to get closer, much closer, to the coach?

Can Coach Bass handle a woman in the boardroom and the bedroom? Can he keep his heart safe or will the revelation of a secret destroy his dreams, leaving him alone once more?
CAUTION: The book contains locker room language.

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Winner of the BigAl’s Books and Pals 2014 Reader’s Choice Award for women’s fiction.

Jemima’s schizophrenic fiancé is dead. Finn is the hot cop on the case. His love eases her pain. Befriending a homeless man allows her to heal.

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Love and Betrayal…Regency Style

He was the second son of an earl.
She was the daughter of a vicar.
They were young, in love, and believed nothing could keep them apart…
Oh, but they were so very wrong.

Jason Langford fell in love with Ariana Kendrick the first time he saw her. It didn’t matter that she was but a vicar’s daughter and he was the second son of an earl. Nothing mattered but their love and the future they planned as husband and wife.

But those dreams were torn apart one fall afternoon–swiftly, painfully, tragically.

Nine years later, Jason and Ariana will meet again.

They’ll be caught in a tangle of lies, deceit, and intrigue. Where has she been all these years, when Jason thought her dead? Why is she using a name other than her own? Is she truly a widow? When she and her son are rescued walking along a road, why does she have no traveling cases? No carriage? Not even a coat? And the boy she insists is not his son? Is that yet another lie?

It will take great effort to untangle the truth from the lies, but Jason is determined to learn what really happened to the woman he loved, the one he could never forget…and never stopped loving…

An Unlikely Husband Series:

Book One: The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest (Sophie & Holt’s story)
Book Two: A Taste of Seduction (Francie & Alexander’s story)
Book Three: A Touch of Seduction: a novella (Ariana & Jason’s story)
Book Four: A Scent of Seduction (Julia & Jon’s story)

ROMANTIC PICKS #SUMMERTIMEREAD Harley Brennan Running Back by Jean C. Joachim

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Harley Brennan and Shyla Hollings agreed to part company to follow their careers. It was a mutual decision. The star running back had no problem getting dates, but never the right dates. After one year trying to replace the only woman he’d ever loved, he declared defeat. Until the reality TV show, Marriage Minded, approached him.
Harley flew to L.A. after the Super Bowl, ready to find his new soul mate. Bumping into Shyla at the airport didn’t give him a clue that she’d be behind the scenes, designing the sets for the program. And she didn’t tell him. Was Fate playing a hand, bringing them together? If so, Harley had to admit, Fate had lousy timing.
Convinced his life was heading for a touchdown, Harley’s confidence was high, until his luck ran out. Would the running back get knocked out of the game or sprint to victory?
A unique combination of reality TV show surprises, football action, humor, and steamy love scenes, HARLEY BRENNAN, RUNNING BACK, will keep you guessing until the last scene.