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2017

The Stone Brothers: A Complete Romance Series


Samantha Christy - 2017
    You'll hate them.You'll want to hide them away and marry them.Get the series readers are raving about. Book ONE - Stone Rules: CHARLIE DOESN'T PLAY BY THE RULES...She likes sleeping with men.Sometimes it's not a choice.Life hasn't been easy for Charlie. Her mother was a monster. And when Charlie left home, there wasn't always a warm bed, food, or a hot shower.She figured out how to get by on her looks.When her mother dies and she comes home to put that part of her life behind her, she finds the diary.It fills her with rage.She's out for revenge.But along the way she meets him.Ethan DOES play by the rules. And at the top of his list is "Don't get involved with clients."Will he break his rules for Charlie? Book TWO - Stone Promises: We were childhood friends.Me and the boy who would grow up to become Hollywood's hottest star.When I was six - I fell for him at the bus stop.When I was fifteen - he moved away, taking my heart with him.When I was twenty-four - he came back for me even though I didn't want him.The nine years we spent apart, I tried like hell to fill the void.Apparently, so did he.Instead of being addicted to me, he became addicted to women, drugs, and money.So when he showed up on my doorstep offering me everything I'd ever dreamed of - him, I couldn't help but think of the age-old idiom:Be careful what you wish for. Book THREE - Stone Vows: SHE'S FORBIDDEN.I'm her doctor.She's my patient.My only patient.She's alone and in trouble.From the moment I see her, I know she's special.As a resident, I've spent years living and breathing hospital life.Then she comes into my ER, and my need to help her is all consuming.Despite the consequences...Even knowing I could lose everything I've worked for...I can't stay away.How far will I go to protect her?Get this steamy series now!**Due to adult language and sexual situations, these books are intended for mature audiences.

The Rhythm of Blues


Love Belvin - 2017
    Dark ones.Ragee is a successful R&B singer, music composer, and actor who shot to fame and celebrity at rocketing speed. He has the voice, the troubled soul, the seductive look, and the alluring mystique, all of which give him the traditional packaging of a soulful rhythm and blues singer. But he also has an unshakable stigma attached to his stardom that won’t seem to go away.Wynter Blue thought she was taking control of her world the day she up and quit her job. As a social service professional, she was done with helping afflicted adult men to right their paths in life. She was ready to live for her. Finally. She wanted to pursue her dreams and stretch the bounds of her creativity. Little did she know, the day she walked out of her job was the very one she’d run into the shroud of smoke. His smoke. Awfully familiar with secrets herself, Wynter questions if she can handle Ragee’s darkness while trying to bring him into the light of truth. DISCLAIMER: The Rhythm of Blues is book one of a two-book series. This series is for mature audiences ONLY. This installment is a full-length novel containing profanity, erotica, and sensitive sexual content. It ends on a cliffhanger. If you do not like dark, racy romance between your pages this literary venture is not for you.

Trigger


J.L. Drake - 2017
    Intended for 18+. May contain Triggers.*** I was raised by the Devil himself. Formed into a man who was unreachable. I went from the boy with bruises to the man with a trigger. Killing is the only thing that calms the itch. The demons inside were a constant battle… …until she changed everything. Problem is when you spend most of your time in the dark, is it smart to step into the light?

The Hard Truth About Sunshine


Sawyer Bennett - 2017
    Provocatively heart-breaking, audaciously irreverent and romantically fulfilling, The Hard Truth About Sunshine exposes just how very thin the line is between a full life and an empty existence. An angry, bitter amputee. An optimist losing her eyesight. A dying kid. A suicidal thief. Four people with nothing in common but their destination. Despite having narrowly escaped death’s clutches, Christopher Barlow is grateful for nothing. His capacity to love has been crushed. He hates everyone and everything, completely unable to see past the gray stain of misery that coats his perception of the world. It’s only after he involuntarily joins a band of depressed misfits who are struggling to overcome their own problems, does Christopher start to re-evaluate his lot in life. What could they possibly learn from one another? How could they possibly help each other to heal? And the question that Christopher asks himself over and over again… can he learn to love again? He’s about to find out as he embarks upon a cross country trip with a beautiful woman who is going blind, a boy with terminal cancer, and an abuse victim who can’t decide whether she wants to live or die. They will encounter adventure, thrills, loss and love. And within their travels they will learn the greatest lesson of all. The hard truth about sunshine… Warning: This book deals with some tough issues including suicide and sexual abuse.

Grudge Match


Jessica Gadziala - 2017
    And for the first time, he couldn’t convince himself to walk away, to mind his own business.Even after she was getting the care she needed, he couldn’t seem to make himself stay away. But keeping her close meant he would eventually have to let her in, would have to offer over the horrors of his past, and hope she could accept them.But even if she would embrace his past, could she accept his plan to exact brutal, bloody vengeance against the man who hurt her?

His Bubblegum Klutz


CJustMe - 2017
    However, Jay, pessimistic by nature, is convinced that friends are overrated, and that Aqueela is nothing short of a whackjob with an idealistic perspective on the world. It would seem that he wants nothing to do with her. Nonetheless, blood isn't always thicker than water. Friends can become your family. And so as one after the other begin to share in Aqueela's vision, Jay has no choice but to bend his own views in order to see the world through her eyes. Join Aqueela, and said family, on many adventures that are bound to leave you laughing, gasping for breath, as they discover the true meaning of friendship together in one single pause on life.

The Mafia And His Angel: Part 1


Lylah James - 2017
    Ruthless. Killer. I am respected and feared by all. I wasn’t put on this earth to love or be loved. I was put here to wipe out every last member of the damn Abandonato mafia, to pay them back for my mother’s death. When I find a strange girl hiding, beaten, under my bed, I don’t let her live out of compassion. She’s a trinket, my plaything. Ayla… I thought Alessio was only one more man who wanted to use me, hurt me, and throw me away. I don’t know what it is to trust anymore. I can’t find my heart under the pain. Alessio found it. He touched it, and brought it alive again. But if he discovers just how dangerous I am to him…I’ll lose my life.

On Davis Row


N.R. Walker - 2017
    Born into a family of career criminals who live down Davis Road, an address the cops have dubbed Davis Row, his name alone is like a rap sheet that makes optimism impossible.
 Brand-new parole officer Noah Huxley is determined to see the good in men like CJ. After all, he knows firsthand that bad things can happen to good people. His colleagues mock his doe-eyed optimism, but Noah soon sees CJ’s bad attitude and bravado are weapons he uses to keep people at a distance.Both men know one simple mistake can change a life forever. At first glance, they might seem to be polar opposites. Yet underneath, they're not that different at all.

Broken


Ellie Messe - 2017
    Daddy liked to hit. Brothers followed suit. So I ran. I ran from that life. I ran from myself. I ran into him. I have no experience with the game board we’re playing on, and that makes this a lethal game. One wrong move and my heart could land in the fire he’s created inside me. Worse, it could lead my past to his doorstep and it won’t just be my blood that taints this floor. I should run. I need to run. My father is the devil in a flesh suit, he won’t be happy until he paints this town red for my betrayal. I should run. I need to run. Because despite my feelings for Parker Hayes, the devil is coming and he wants what’s his.

The Day She Cried


K. Webster - 2017
    Broken. Lost.And for the first time in a long time, I feel free.Free from our past. Free from my present that suffocates me. Free to destroy her future.Her misery is my music.Thrilling. Invigorating. Intoxicating.For so long, all I’ve done is hate her.So why do I love her?

Cruel to Be Kind


Cathy Glass - 2017
    He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn’t the only one in denial; his whole family are too.

Appetite for Innocence


Lucinda Berry - 2017
    Your next check-in might lead him right to you... A serial rapist is kidnapping teenage girls. But he’s not interested in just any teenage girls—only virgins. He hunts them by following their status updates and check-ins on social media. Once he’s captured them, they’re locked away in his sound-proof basement until they’re groomed and ready. He throws them away like pieces of trash after he’s stolen their innocence. Nobody escapes alive. Until Ella. Ella risks it all to escape, setting herself and the other girls free. But only Sarah—the girl whose been captive the longest—gets out with her. The girls are hospitalized and surrounded by FBI agents who will stop at nothing to find the man responsible. Ella and Sarah are the key to their investigation, but Sarah’s hiding something and it isn’t long before Ella discovers her nightmare is far from over. Fans of The Butterfly Garden and The Girl Before will devour Appetite for Innocence Warning: Contains sexual violence which may be a trigger for some readers..

The Iron Tiara


Beth Flynn - 2017
    As a child, he ran away from his family and the Cherokee Indian Reservation to enter a life of crime. As an adult, he leads a multifaceted life managing his two businesses—his legitimate landscaping venture, and his loan shark and underworld dealings. Driven by anger and betrayal, Anthony begins the hunt for Christy’s father, Van Chapman, after he runs out on a loan.Christy’s privileged life is not as it seems. She has kept painful family secrets and hidden some of her own. She’s determined to find out the truth and expose Van, but her search delivers her right into Anthony Bear’s hands, adding kidnapping to his list of crimes.Their worlds are as contrasting as the color of their skin. The only thing they seem to have in common is their mutual disdain for Van Chapman…and each other.They couldn’t be more wrong.The Iron Tiara is a spin-off novel from The Minutes Trilogy. It can be read as a standalone, and does not contain a cliffhanger.

Menace


J.M. Darhower - 2017
    So fucking bored. Most people either annoy him or avoid him, afraid to face him. Figuratively. Literally. With his face partially disfigured, scarred, he looks every bit the monster the stories make him out to be: the notorious menace they call Scar. They say he's a sociopath. Maybe he's a psychopath. Whatever path he's on, people tend to stay far away from it.Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him--a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons. With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something... or maybe somebody. Lorenzo isn't quite sure.You can bet your ass he's going to figure it out, though.

Ghostface Killer


M. Never - 2017
    Hungry, abandoned, wandering, and alone. An adolescent street rat fighting for crumbs. Then a chance encounter changed my entire world. A man in an expensive suit asked me how much my life was worth. I didn't have an answer, because I didn't know. He asked if I thought it was worth killing for.Impulsively, I said yes... He found me, then fostered me, and in the interim turned me into a killing machine. A modern day La Femme Nikita. Now, I only have one mission. To avenge the death of the man who saved me. There's an invisible war on the streets. Us against them. Family against family. Power against power. They call me Ghostface Killer because they never see me coming.I understand the weight of that danger. The hazard. The jeopardy. Because now here I stand, three months pregnant with the barrel of a gun pressed to my head cause I never saw him coming...

The Line


Amie Knight - 2017
    The invisible girl only he could see. The woman who wanted to be more. He was the mark. The extraordinary cowboy who stole my sixteen-year-old heart. The damaged man who still owned it, even four years later.The Line was where we began.Where fates collided. Where truths derailed.The place where our love story ends.

Fury: Motorcycle Club Romance


Cat Porter - 2017
    Prisoners in brutal darkness, Finger and Serena fall in love.  Free in the world, they’re desperate to put their scars behind them. They kill to be together. What could tear them apart? Ever the defiant biker, Finger’s craving for his forbidden woman drives him to build his own outlaw empire. But still, nothing and no one can satisfy his savage hunger for her. “Soul dark, Heart dense, Blood fierce, Purpose raw. Flame burning. Unrelenting. Brewed on vengeance, laced with tenderness, my fury for you.” For Finger and Serena, first love is forever No matter the sacrifice, the blood, or the fury. This romantic suspense novel is a standalone motorcycle club romance / second chance romance / coming of age romance full of anti-hero alpha hotness. This book is a spinoff of the Lock & Key series saga **Warning: This work of fiction contains graphic violence, language, sex, and disturbing material some readers may find objectionable.**

Fury


Cat Porter - 2017
    What could tear them apart?Ever the defiant biker, Finger’s craving for his forbidden woman drives him to build his own outlaw empire.But still, nothing can satisfy his savage hunger for her.“Soul dark,Heart dense,Blood fierce,Purpose raw.Flame burning.Unrelenting.Brewed on vengeance,laced with tenderness,my fury for you.”For Finger and Serena, first love is foreverNo matter the sacrifice, the blood,or the fury.This romantic suspense novel is a standalone motorcycle club romance and a spinoff of the Lock & Key series saga

This is the End, Baby


K. Webster - 2017
    First six books must be read in order to fully understand this story line. THIS STORY IS A NOVELLA AND SHORTER THAN THE REST.*** They say the king is the most powerful piece on the board. However, they haven’t met me. This queen knows all the rules. She plays the game better than him. In my game, the queen can knock the king right off the board. Game over. The END. But, I love him. The darkness threatens to make me lose sight of my strategy from time to time, but in the END, love always prevails. Problem is, my black king is playing by a different set of rules. His END game is one he shields from me. It’s a game he plays closely with the white king, the most brilliant player of all. Together, they want to END my game. They want to END me. This queen doesn’t go down without a fight. This queen makes her own rules. This queen will outsmart those who play against her. This is the END, baby. In the END, I am going to win it all. ***Warning*** This is the End, Baby is a dark romance. Extreme sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to dark themes, then this story is not for you.

Walkout


Lila Rose - 2017
    It’s finally time to get up close and personal with this hot couple in their very own novella, Walkout. Get ready to discover what happens when Dallas chases Melissa all the way to Sydney to claim her back. From her one visit to Melbourne and the Hawks MC compound, Melissa Stevenson knows Dallas is who she wants. There’re just a few problems with that: he’s a douche, a pain in the arse, and a stubborn, sexist pig. Still, it’s a whole heap of fun to tease her Viking man. Relationship. Dallas Gan hates the word. As far as he’s concerned, women are nothing but a good time between the sheets. It’s only when the sassy Melissa shows up that he realises some women give as good as they get. Now she’s under his skin and he can’t seem to get her out. Even with the warning from Dallas that once he claims her, he will come for her wherever she is, Melissa leaves. It’s now just a matter of time before he makes good on his promise. Wading through lies and danger, Dallas has a decision to make. Is it easier to walkout on love and never look back, or will he give that dreaded “relationship” word a chance?

The Outskirts


T.M. Frazier - 2017
    Finn wants to forget he ever had one. After a tragedy, Finn Hollis escapesinto the swamp to be alone. That is until Sawyer Dixon shows up, all SCORCHING HOT innocence, claiming she owns the land less than fifty feet from his front door. Sawyer gets under his SKIN, but even worse? She makes him CRAVE things. Things Finn hasn’t thought about in a very long time. Finn WANTS Sawyer gone.Almost as much as he wants her in his BED.The swamp is about to get a whole lot HOTTER. The Outskirts was originally set to be a standalone. It is now book one of a duet. The Outliers is the title of book two.

Vigilante


Jessica Gadziala - 2017
    But I do them for the right reasons.That’s why I can sleep easy at night even with the smell of fresh blood still in my nostrils. One more scumbag off the streets. One more righting of a wrong.That was all my life was about.Until I came across her…** Triggers for this book can be found on my website under the "triggers" tab on the main navigation bar. Once at the "triggers" page, select "stand alones." **

I Own You: She Was an Abused Girl and a Battered Wife - Until the Day She Fought Back


Dawn McConnell - 2017
    Then, aged fourteen, she was groomed by the father of a schoolfriend, a local businessman who seemed to love her. She ran away from home to be with him. Pregnant at sixteen, and rejected by her parents, she ended up marrying him. For years, Dawn suffered psychological abuse from her husband, who belittled and threatened her. She was also forced to work all hours in the bars he owned and realized she was good at business - better than him. As her confidence grew, she found the strength to tell the police about her brother. Gradually, Dawn realized she was more than an abused wife - she was a survivor. When she fell in love with a genuinely good man, she hatched a dangerous plan to free herself from her husband and take the thing he cared about most - his money.

Who Will Love Me Now?: Neglected, abused and rejected. A little girl desperate for a home to call her own.


Maggie Hartley - 2017
    Neglected by her teenage mother and taken into care, Kirsty thought she had found her forever family when she is fostered by Pat and Mike, who she comes to see as her real mum and dad.But when Pat has a heart attack and collapses in front of her, Kirsty's foster family say it's all her fault. They blame her temper tantrums for putting Pat under stress and they don't want Kirsty in their lives anymore. Kirsty is still reeling from this rejection when she comes to live with foster carer Maggie Hartley. She acts out, smashing up Maggie's home and even threatens to hurt the baby boy Maggie has fostered since birth. Social Services must take Kirsty's threat seriously and Maggie is forced to choose between eight-month-old Ryan, who she's grown to love, or angry Kirsty, who will most likely end up in a children's home if Maggie can no longer care for her. Maggie is in an impossible position, one that calls in to question her decision to become a foster carer in the first place...

Undaunted


Crystal Daniels - 2017
    After suffering the loss of two women in my life, I grew cold and indifferent to the idea of love. I don't need to let anyone in. I've seen the aftermath it can leave in its quake. The last thing I'm looking for is someone to fill the void. Until-- Bella Jameson Struggling to keep my head above water, my only concern is taking care of my sister. The last ting I expected was to fall in love with a tattooed biker, Logan Kane. With evil hiding in the shadows, I have no idea the danger my sister and I are about to face. Will they overcome their demons in the end, or will they lose each other in the process? Lies will be told, secrets will be revealed, and what was once lost... will be found.

Too Young to be a Mum


Maggie Hartley - 2017
    Scared and alone, Jess is like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Unable to live with her own mother, a prostitute, and removed from the home of her childhood sweetheart, Darren, Jess is overwhelmed by the responsibility of caring for a newborn whilst still little more than a child herself. Maggie knows that Jess is desperate to reunite with Darren and to be a good mum to their son. Can Maggie help Jess keep her baby, and will the family ever be able to live together again?

Pretty Lips That Thugs Love : An Urban Romance


Twyla T. - 2017
    is at it again with the first installment of her new riveting series. Twyla T. brings fast-paced drama, intrigue, and twists in another 5-star book. Ashanti McNeal dealt with twenty-three-year-old Kentay Mills sneakily for years and now at the age of eighteen she is happy to be in an open to be in a relationship with him. She knows that Kentay loves her, but his love for the streets, as well as other women often complicates their relationship. Despite the fact that Kentay doesn’t treat her the way she should be treated, Ashanti just can’t seem to let him go. Kentay has known the streets his entire life. Besides his love for the hustle, Ashanti is the only woman that has his heart but it doesn’t stop his from veering off and dealing with other women; including women he knows should be off limits. When he’s not with Ashanti or dealing with other woman, he’s hustling alongside his best friend Slick. Kentay learns to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. Twenty-year-old college basketball superstar, Ahmad Jones is the big man on campus at Mississippi State. Everyone knows him; that was until he met Ashanti. They instantly hit it off as friends but the chemistry between them is too strong for either of them to deny. As she’s preparing to start a new journey at Mississippi State, Ashanti and Kentay’s relationship is tested. Kentay notices her pulling away and tries to get himself together to make sure she remained with him but it may be too late. With test after test and betrayal after betrayal, the question remains if their relationship is strong enough to withhold what’s being thrown their way or has Kentay pushed Ashanti too far? Truths will be revealed. Secrets will be unmasked. Pain will be inevitable. Relationships will dissolve. And, some relationships will launch. When it’s all said and done, who will be standing tall at the finish line? Check out Pretty Lips That Thugs Love and see what storms are brewing in this urban fiction love story between Ashanti, Kentay, and Ahmad.

Devil


Ker Dukey - 2017
    Yes, that’s really my name.The irony is not lost on me.I was created from two evil souls and have the name to prove it. Devil worshipers, perverts, murderer. Is all terms used to describe the parents I refuse to remember. My mind won’t allow me to. And why would I want to? One born of dirty blood running through her veins can never truly be clean from its murky hue. No matter what they try to tell me happened in my past, my mind denies me access, therefore how can I know it’s true? How can I believe that’s what I’m born from?Glimpses of my past haunt me, the screams of terror echo in the silent darkness of my memories, trying to remind me that my Mother went from room to room butchering our family. I’ve learned from scars that I suffered abuse and that my Father and siblings weren’t my Mother’s only victims. Hearing what they tell me.Reading the words printed in the papers. None of it can prepare me for what’s to come. My biggest lesson is learning that some memories we suppress for a reason.

Now Is Everything


Amy Giles - 2017
    But nothing is ever as it seems, and this family is hiding a dark secret.Hadley McCauley will do anything to keep her sister safe from their father. But when Hadley’s forbidden relationship with Charlie Simmons deepens, the violence at home escalates, culminating in an explosive accident that will leave everyone changed.When Hadley attempts to take her own life at the hospital post-accident, her friends, doctors, family, and the investigator on the case want to know why. Only Hadley knows what really happened that day, and she’s not talking.

When Angels Seek Chaos


Addison Jane - 2017
    He was hard. He was patronizing. And he was the most beautiful man I’d ever met. Every bone in my body told me to hate him, to despise everything he stood for. But I couldn’t. Angelo lit a fire inside me I’d spent my entire life smothering with obedience and fear. He pushed me further than I’d ever been before, and when I was right on the edge, he dared me to jump. He offered me redemption and the chance to hurt those who’d wronged me. In order to get that though, I had to take a leap into his world, the deadly mafia empire the DePalma family had created, one filled with drugs, guns, and blood.I found him in the darkness, but it was there that I may just lose myself.

The Ties That Bind 1


D.A. Young - 2017
    One is chosen to lead by birthright while the other is to be his right hand and brother’s keeper. Inseparable since birth, nothing and no one has ever come between the twenty-two-year old twins until the return of an ex-con club member and the arrival of a beautiful stranger cause their worlds to shift and their priorities right along with it. Fed up with her grandfather's high-handed behavior, eighteen year-old Willamina “Billy” Stanton bolts from Santa Barbara wine country and heads to Chatham to escape the madness and meet her estranged father when she stumbles into Immortals territory and the arms of one, sexy, green-eyed biker.   For Ransom, she is everything his young heart will ever desire, even more than the title of “Prez”, but his loyalty to Harley and the club come first, a fact that he's reminded of as his twin heads down a dangerous path. Love blooms while deceit is planted and loyalties are tested.  Welcome to The Ties That Bind, book one of a three-installment series that starts in the past and leads up to the present.

Savage: The Awakening of Lizzie Danton


L.A. Fiore - 2017
    Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you. He’s hard. He’s damaged. He’s dangerous. He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince. He’s savage. He’s brutal. He’s a killer. By an act of fate, our worlds collide. They call him a monster, but he is my salvation. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Bleeding Hearts: The Complete Duet


A. Zavarelli - 2017
    He says he owns me. And it’s true. I’ve signed over complete control of my body and life for six months to a man I don’t know. Five years he’s been planning this. They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But my blackmailer serves it up white hot. He’s addicted to my innocence, and I’m addicted to him. He likes to hurt me. I love to let him. He brings me to life. He sets me free. He makes my heart feel things it shouldn’t. But he also scares me. He holds the fate of my brother’s life in his hands. A life behind bars for crimes I know he didn’t commit. My blackmailer can’t give up his revenge on my family, and I can’t be with him if he doesn’t. But I’m nothing more than a butterfly caught in his net. Do I really have a choice? *A Dark Romance Duet. Titles available individually as Echo & Stutter*

Damage Control


Lynn Van Dorn - 2017
    Just as everything seems to be going his way, a scandal from his past threatens everything he’s worked for. Now he’s stuck back home, where his family of lawyers can maybe help sink the scandal and find out who’s behind it.Afraid to love.Josh doesn’t know what to think when his ex’s little brother falls into his arms, other than that Tyler is trouble with a capital T. But when Tyler’s publicist suggests that an adoring fake boyfriend might be just the ticket to saving Tyler’s acting career, Josh doesn’t mind playing along. It’s not like he has anything else going on, and faking a relationship with someone you’ve known your entire life can’t possibly be that difficult.A second chance for two damaged hearts.Now they’re stuck together for the foreseeable future, and neither can deny their mounting attraction. Why should they? They’re supposed to be in love, at least out in public. But in private, when no one is watching, Tyler and Josh grow closer in a way that has nothing to do with their agreed upon arrangement. What do they do when make-believe becomes real, and how can two men with such different lives have a shared future?

Damage Control


Lynn Van Dorn - 2017
    Just as everything seems to be going his way, a scandal from his past threatens everything he’s worked for. Now he’s stuck back home, where his family of lawyers can maybe help sink the scandal and find out who’s behind it.Afraid to love.Josh doesn’t know what to think when his ex’s little brother falls into his arms, other than that Tyler is trouble with a capital T. But when Tyler’s publicist suggests that an adoring fake boyfriend might be just the ticket to saving Tyler’s acting career, Josh doesn’t mind playing along. It’s not like he has anything else going on, and faking a relationship with someone you’ve known your entire life can’t possibly be that difficult.A second chance for two damaged hearts.Now they’re stuck together for the foreseeable future, and neither can deny their mounting attraction. Why should they? They’re supposed to be in love, at least out in public. But in private, when no one is watching, Tyler and Josh grow closer in a way that has nothing to do with their agreed upon arrangement. What do they do when make-believe becomes real, and how can two men with such different lives have a shared future?

Gifted Connections 1


S.M. Olivier - 2017
    Living in reprehensible conditions, she didn't think she had any hope of getting out anytime soon, with her half sister. It wasn't until she was confronted by her music teacher and series of events that she was forced to face reality. She was gifted with a special power and with the help of the new men that entered her life she would learn to control them. At least she hoped she did before her idealistic new life was torn apart by a man determined to use her powers for his own gain. *Please be advised possible trigger warning.

Pitch Dark


A.M. Wilson - 2017
    After fifteen years, her cold lifeless body was found on the damp forest floor. Not an inch of her was unmarked by the horrors she endured. Alone, malnourished, abused in horrific ways; this was how she died.One girl was found walking the streets, covered in dirt and scars. She had no memory of who she was, where she came from, or what happened to her. Even though the marks on her body attested to years of heinous abuse, her strength shone through at every turn.Revenge and justice were sworn.Years of searching brought up nothing but dead ends. Detective Niko James was too late to save his childhood friend, but he vows not to let down another. The clock is ticking and the trail is pitch dark.

Call the Coroner


Avril Ashton - 2017
    With the whisper of one name, he puts it all on the line for vengeance. He’s got plans for Stavros Konstantinou. The title of monster fits too well for Stavros to want to be anything other than what he is. Time spent in Daniel Nieto’s dungeon, chained and tortured, will never change that. Starved of food, sunlight and freedom, he waits for an opening to turn the tables on the only man who’s ever come close enough to scare him. Somewhere between the slide of knife against skin, and the drip of blood on cold concrete, things change. Grief and hatred collide with lust and obsession, and this time Daniel and Stavros are on the same side. This time, they’re fighting a losing battle against a connection forged by much more than a love of violence and bloodshed. In a war this bloodied, what do you do when the bodies start hitting the floor? **Warning: Gun play, knife play, blood play, breath play. Non Con, Dub Con. Water sports. Triggers**

Valetti Crime Family: The Complete Collection of Bad Boy Mafia Romances


Willow Winters - 2017
    He’s a bookie for the Valetti crime family, and he knows his sh*t. The women that chase after him are only gonna get their hearts broken. That is, until Becca stumbles into his office to pay off her ex’s debt. A hot brunette who’s just as guarded as he is and has a body made for sin… and for him. A woman like her shouldn’t be with a man like him. He’s mobbed up; she’s a good girl who deserves better. When they push their boundaries and cave to temptation, they both forget about the danger. And that’s a mistake a man like Dom can’t afford to make. His Hostage He was supposed to take my life... Instead he made me his. Valetti crime family underboss Vincent Valetti is hot. Like… jaw dropping, lip biting, panty wetting kind of hot. Tall and muscular, with the kind of dominant, cocky attitude that makes a girl’s knees go weak. He commands respect and fear from the familia, and he deserves it. He’s earned it. As for women… they can have one night and the most amazing f*ck of their life, but that’s all they get. Until Elle. Gorgeous, curvy, and looking for an escape, she calls to Vincent. Her innocence begs him to take her… f*ck her, ruin her for all other men. Worse, he wants to protect her. In Vincent’s care, Elle witnesses a terrible crime -- and if she breathes a word of it, the Valettis are screwed. Torn between the woman he craves and loyalty to his family, Vincent is put to the test. He should kill her, but he can’t let that happen. He won’t. Vincent’s a man who takes what he wants. And he wants Elle all to himself. She was in the wrong place and at the wrong time. Now she belongs to him. Rough Touch (formerly titled Good Girl) I’m not a good man, but I’m damn good at what I do. I was raised to be ruthless, and as muscle for the Petrov mafia, that’s all I am. Then she got caught in the crossfire, and when it was over, she was mine - given as a temporary gift. Once a mafia princess, now just a bargaining chip. She’s scared, alone and has the most innocent baby blues that beg me to protect her. There’s not an ounce of good in me. I don’t deserve her, but I want her. I want her sweet submission and tempting curves, at any cost. Even if I have to kill every f*cker who stands between us. Cuffed Kiss (formerly titled Bad Girl) She’s too good for me, but that’s not gonna stop me from taking her. I’m not a good man, but I’ve never claimed to be. I’m the muscle for the Valetti crime family, and I fit the part with my hard, ripped abs, broad shoulders and cocky attitude. I’ve never wanted for anything, until I met her... A woman I can never have. Just being seen together would put a target on both our backs. I can’t help imagining those lush, sassy lips wrapped around the one part of me that doesn’t give a damn she’s off-limits.

The Forgotten


Linda S. Prather - 2017
    Loki’s Native American connection to the spirits makes her a target for the delusions of a madman who is determined to kill her.Tension continues to rise when a special unit of the FBI enters the case, and Jake is forced to decide what he believes in. Can he change the future seen by Special Agent Brian Wilkes, or is Loki destined to die?

Cuffed


K. Bromberg - 2017
    Bromberg, comes a new standalone that proves true love will always stand the test of time. “I hate you. I never want to see you again.”Grant Malone is not the reason I moved back to Sunnyville—at least that’s what I tell myself. Yet, those parting words I said to him back in third grade, ring in my ears every time a townsperson brings up one of the Malone boys. I thought time had healed my wounds. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I finally saw him again.Twenty years does a lot to turn a boy into a man. One who hits all my buttons—sexy, funny, attractive, and a police officer. But Grant is off limits because he knows too much about my past.But I’m drawn to him. That damn uniform of his doesn’t hurt either. It’ll be my downfall. I know it.What’s one night of sex going to hurt . . . right?***I’ve always loved Emmy Reeves.That’s why I’m shocked to see her all these years later. The shy girl I once knew is all grown up.Adventurous and full of life, she owns my heart now, just as much as she did back then. Convincing her of that is a whole different story.I’ll give her the one night she asks for—like that’s a hardship—but when it comes to letting her walk away after, she has another thing coming. There’s no way in hell I’m letting her go this time without a fight.

The Traveller


H.J. Bellus - 2017
    The Traveller’s adventure may turn into his reality.

Dubious


Charmaine Pauls - 2017
    Breaking people runs in my blood. The Haynes’ were supposed to be a straightforward job. Go in and pull the trigger twice. One bullet for Charlie, one for his sister. But when I saw Valentina, I wanted her. Only, in our world those who owe us don’t get second chances. No way in hell will my mother let her live. So I devised a plan to keep her.It’s depraved.It’s immoral.It’s dubious.It’s perfect.Just like her.Book 1 & 2 in the LOAN SHARK DUET will be released back-to-back. DUBIOUS: 10 October 2017CONSENT: 14 November 2017

Taking Avery


D.H. Sidebottom - 2017
    Avery belongs to Lilith’s Army now, after being taken against her will, but she isn't just anyone, she's a Cutter's MC Princess, and they don't take kindly to people taking what's theirs.As Avery’s life starts to spiral out of control, she finds that her only hope of survival is to put her trust in the man she doesn’t trust at all. The only man that can bring destruction to not only both clubs, but also to her heart.When the fallout reaches beyond just the two clubs, the consequences bring death, devastation, and chaos for everyone. The dynamics of both clubs change forever in the wake that follows. Fate isn’t done teaching Avery that life isn’t always better with the devil you know sometimes it’s with the devil you don’t.

Entrapment


Sam Mariano - 2017
    For four days, I kept her to myself. For four days, she was mine. Then, at the first opportunity, she left me. To the world it may seem I've let her go, but she'll never be beyond my reach. No matter where she is, no matter how she feels about me, Mia will always be mine. And I will always be hers. **Entrapment is a short Morelli family novel (60k words) from the oft-requested POV of Mateo. It takes place during Accidental Witness, BUT it is intended to be read at the end of the series, after all the puzzle pieces have clicked into place. In addition to the Entrapment story, this collection includes deleted scenes from each of the seven books in the Morelli family series. ** WARNING: trigger warnings apply. This is a dark romance/mafia story with dark themes. Violence and WTF-ery abounds.

D-City Chronicles Book Three: Aja and Ro


Annitia L. Jackson - 2017
    Kyra and Ace are both devastated to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped, and that Shelly, Kyra’s mom, has been killed. Will their grief tear them apart? Or draw them together? Akia has always been a killer. Now that Ray has taken their daughter, Akia is in beast mode! Can Tan handle Akia the Killer? Or will he throw in the towel like Ray? Ro/Viper thought that he was getting everything under control. He and Aja are engaged, about to start a family, and he is getting help for his condition. But the ultimate betrayal by his brother and his father’s death has pushed him over the edge. Will Aja be able to bring him back? The D-City enemies have banded together. Lily, Romero, Doug, Derrick, and Camille have a plan that could devastate the D-City Crew once and for all. With more twists, turns, deception, and secrets, who will come out on top in the stunning conclusion of this D-City Saga?

Canvas


Jacob Chance - 2017
    That alone should be reason enough for me to keep my distance. Add in that he's a well mannered, loyal, hardworking artist and I should be running in the other direction. He's damn near perfect, and I prefer my men hard to love and easy to leave. Josh's only flaw is he wants forever, and for the first time I might want the same. But loving someone doesn’t mean you deserve them. He's all I want and everything I can't have. This is a full length standalone friends to lovers romance.

Thirty Days of Pain


Ginger Talbot - 2017
    But maybe she can teach him... If he doesn't break her first. WILLOW My uncle handed me over as collateral for a $5 million debt... And the beast who claimed me knows no mercy. I don't know if he has a soul, or if I can melt his frozen heart. Sergei is a Russian mob boss, a cruel, evil man who draws pleasure from my pain. My time to find the man inside the monster is running out. If I don't save him, I won't be able to save myself. SERGEI Willow is just a pawn in my war against the Toporov family. A delicious, sexy little pawn I can't wait to hurt in all the ways I know by heart. I'm going to make her every nightmare come true. But Willow has a hidden fire. She has a tender heart. Too bad for her... Because I'm about to put her light out. I'm about to make sure she never, ever loves me. This is a dark romance, complete with trigger warnings! Part 1 of a 3 part series. No cheating, HEA guaranteed at the end of the series. If you love heartbreaking cliffhangers, one-click now!

My Love Is Under Arrest 2


Charae Lewis - 2017
    Case is faced with a dilemma so damaging that it has the potential to take away his freedom. While trying to clear his name, he’s faced with the reality that he hurt the love of his life. His intention was never to hurt Diar, but he was so caught up with the death if his ex that Case didn’t realize that he playing with Diar's heart. Without Diar in his corner, Case is unsure if he will make it out of his predicament. Diar is torn between her heart and her mind. She wants to believe that Case loves her, but his words don't match with his actions. She’s tired of waiting for him to love her the way that she loves him. Walking away seems like the best solution, but when she steps right into trouble, Diar’s not sure if she has made the best decision. Will Case and Diar mend their broken relationship or will their detrimental issues keep them apart?

Mean Little People


Paige Dearth - 2017
    When I was seven years old the bullies in my class almost killed me; my father was angry that I let it happen but he always hated me.At thirteen I went to prison for a crime I didn’t commit; it was the worst experience of my life.Living on the streets was hard; being part of a gang was harder.Oh, and I did find people to love along the way…and, I would do anything to protect them. Anything.**WARNING** 18+ Readers Only. Graphic content and subject matter. (This is a standalone novel)NOTE: Mean Little People was previously titled Born Mobster. The content remains the same.

Born, Darkly


Trisha Wolfe - 2017
    She shattered his reality. They dared each other...to the brink of madness.A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she's forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.

An Urban Christmas Story: Ebb and Bobbi


Annitia L. Jackson - 2017
    He is one of the top accountants in the state and has accounts with top businesses and criminals. He loves money, and money is the only thing on his mind. Life has taught him not to care about anything or anyone until something changes his cold heart. Bobbi Cramer is a single mother, working hard to take care of her daughter, Timea. She has worked as Ebb’s assistant for over a year and puts up with his standoffish ways. Bobbi doesn’t care because all she needs is a paycheck to support her child since her daughter’s father is a deadbeat. Tragedy strikes and brings the two together in unexpected ways, even as a silent enemy lurks. Carson Mills is a married detective with a lot of secrets. He has been trying to take down the heads of D-City for years and feels that Ebb is his way to do that. He will do anything to get Ebb to rat on his clients. Will Bobbi and Ebb live happily ever after for Christmas?

Most of All You


Mia Sheridan - 2017
    . .Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.A man in need of help . . .Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there's an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .<Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.

The Evolution of Ivy: Poison


Lauren Campbell - 2017
    But they know the old me well—the me she harmed, and the me he loved. She thinks she has him. But I'm going to take him back. He thinks she's the one. But I'm going to show him he's wrong. I thought it was over. But now I have a chance.

The Scotch King


Penelope Sky - 2017
    He took my intelligence without paying for it. And thought he could get away with it.Think again.Now I’ll take something from him—something irreplaceable.His sister.Collateral.But even when Joseph doubles the amount of money he owes me, I don’t give her up.Nope. I have an image to maintain.So I keep her.And I’m not giving her up.

His Heart


Claire Kingsley - 2017
    Raised by an abusive, drug addicted mother, she desperately hides the truth about where she comes from. But Prince Charming arrives in the form of Liam, the most popular guy at school. He sweeps into her life and carries her away to what is supposed to be a happily ever after.Until it isn’t.Sebastian McKinney is the son of an Iowa state champion wrestler, and that’s what he’s going to be. Wrestling is his life. He’s focused. Determined. Nothing will stand in his way.Except a silent illness that almost kills him.Brooke’s greatest tragedy becomes Sebastian’s second chance at life. Four years later, he’s moving forward, his body healthy, while she is left to sink in grief that threatens to drown her. Haunted by a past she can’t escape.But sometimes love transcends the boundaries of life and death—between what is known and what cannot be explained. The heart that loved Brooke continues to beat, and even now, it still beats for her.

Crooks & Kings


London Miller - 2017
    He was a man with demons. For her, it was supposed to be a way out from beneath the hands of a man who wanted her dead. For him, it was supposed to be a job to make amends for a past wrong. They were never meant to fall in love.

D-City Chronicles Book Two: Aja and Ro


Annitia L. Jackson - 2017
    Aja is missing and Ro is devastated and driven into an unstable condition. Can he find Aja in time before he loses himself? Ace has been in love with Kyra since they were young. He had given up on her and moved on with Camille. When circumstances start to lead him back to Kyra, her secret comes out devastating him. Will he forgive Kyra and choose her? Or will her secret lead him to stay with Camille? Akia and Ray have always been the perfect couple. But cracks start to form when the stress of missing family members and secrets come out to destroy them. D-City has always been a dangerous city. But now with more secrets, new enemies, and old ones, who will survive and keep their love and lives intact?

Sylvie


K. Langston - 2017
    Healing seems impossible. Moving on...UnbearableUntil him. He's the only one who can save her. But it comes with a heavy price.

Pain


E.M. Leya - 2017
    He would do anything to get his daughter back, but first he needs to find her. When the police exhaust all possible leads, Matt does the only thing he can do — he uses his hacking skills to infiltrate the dark web. Torn, he desperately hopes he finds a lead on his daughter among the heartbreaking details he comes across, yet prays she isn’t one of the countless children being victimized for thousands to watch. Xander is a tough, bearded, tattooed pedophile hunter, working for a team who takes down some of the most dangerous people in the country. He doesn't have time for love or relationships, at least until he meets Matt. Xander's never let anyone get close, but there is something about Matt that draws him in, and it's more than just concern for his daughter. Xander and Matt come together explosively, both searching for a distraction from the darkness they face, but what they didn't expect were feelings to form. Matt finds himself leaning on Xander and his team for support, while doing what he can to help them find and protect other children from the darkness creeping into their world, never once giving up hope that they’ll get a lead on his daughter. One phone call threatens to change everything, and when faced with a new reality, the two of them must decide if what they have is worth fighting for. What they need to realize is, sometimes finding the one person who calms you can make it all worthwhile.

At Risk: An innocent boy. A sinister secret. Is there no one to save him from danger?


Casey Watson - 2017
    His mother is seen as ‘wonderful’ and ‘devoted’ to Adam who she works hard for, but all isn’t as it seems.Eleven year old Adam is taken in by Casey, following his mother’s car accident which left her with a broken pelvis. Casey is told that Adam is not in the best of health and he attends regular medical appointments for an unknown ‘sickness', but isn’t fazed. Casey takes Adam in, believing all will be well and back to normal, reassuring him as well as herself.Every evening Adam visits his mother and Casey gives them ‘private time’ respecting his and his mother’s time to be alone. Soon enough a pattern begins to emerge as Adam’s health continuously deteriorates after every visit. The level of distress worries Casey who ends up stumbling across the real relationship Adam has with his mother, and Casey finds it’s more sinister than she had known.

Shaman


Lauren Gilley - 2017
    Ian Byron has spent the past few years amassing a fortune, becoming the premiere supplier of all the vices anyone could want. He controls a sizable chunk of the drug trade in North America – including the product moved by the Lean Dogs MC. Cool, and cruel, the untouchable Mr. Shaman doesn’t have a weakness. Except for the man who started as a distraction, and who’s become the love of his life. It’s Christmas in Knoxville, and old demons have come to call on Ian. The more he tries to push Alec away for his own safety, the more tightly he clings to their dissolving relationship. Ian’s about to learn that his boyfriend is just as stubborn as he is, and that he can always count on the Lean Dogs MC. An all new, 27,000 word Christmas-themed novella for Dartmoor Series fans.

Please, Let Me Go


Caitlin Spencer - 2017
    From the age of 14, Caitlin was completely controlled, repeatedly raped, provided with alcohol, given drugs, sold and passed on to new gangs over and over again. The majority of her abusers were Pakistani men, who were blatant in their attacks upon her, often collecting her from school or home, to be taken to flats they owned, family homes, or hotels booked for the day, to be horrifically and systematically abused. At a time when the abuse ring realities of young white women in Rotherham and other major English cities are coming to light, Caitlin's story will appal readers - not just because of the degree of horrific attacks which were perpetrated upon her, but also because of the ways in which the authorities refused to act. Caitlin speaks openly about what she has suffered, and also shows just how unwilling many people are to face up to what is happening in our midst, for fear of being called racist. By bravely speaking out, she will, hopefully prove just how deep these problems are and just how the abusers get away with it in plain sight of the authorities.

Pretty Reckless


Jane Anthony - 2017
    He planned for the future, while I lived for the day. I danced in the sun, while he hid in the shadows.The day I discovered he shared my demons was the day I lost my heart to him.The tattooed man with aqua eyes and bowtie lips; we were addicted hearts bruised and battered and torn in half, yet when put together made one seamless whole.Chase wasn't a man who fell for women like me, and I wasn't a woman who fell at all, yet he made the plummet seem so sweet.So I leapt, I crashed ... then I let go.I was never meant to fall in love. But neither was he.

Whiskey Burning


Bella Jewel - 2017
    Comforting. Rough as the blackest night.I didn’t see him.I didn’t even know his name.All I knew was he saved me that night.He put my back on my feet.And he kept me on them.Every single time I needed him, he found a way to come to me.My stranger of the night.My dark warrior.My name is Scarlett. You probably know me.I’m America’s number one country music star.I’m also the loneliest girl you’ll ever meet.He’s as free as a bird. A nomad. Travelling alone.Nobody to hold him back.He holds the freedom I pray for every single day.He shows me that life can be so much more than what I’m living.When danger comes knocking, he’ll also show me a different world.A world I never knew existed.A world that both terrifies and fascinates me.A world that goes against everything I’ve ever known.A world of Iron Fury

Shallow


Cora Kenborn - 2017
    However, the higher a star rises, the harder they fall, and life in the fast lane has brought me face to face with my biggest regret. I walked away from a sweet boy and came home to a sinful man. We're toxic together but too addicted to stop.Cary hates himself for wanting me. I hate him for wanting me too.I warned him I'd ruin him once. It's not my fault if he ignores me twice.CaryShiloh warned me that she'd ruin me. For once, she was telling the truth. I sacrificed my future for her and then spent seven years hating her for it.Now a scandalous fall from grace has landed her at my feet and under my control. It's finally time to unleash the payback I've always craved. Unfortunately, revenge doesn't taste as sweet as the woman I vowed to destroy.Change of plans. I don't just want her pain. I want her everything.

Why I'm Yours


S. Moose - 2017
    Reagan’s life was about to begin. A recent college graduate with her career about to launch, she was living in Boston with her best friends. She had everything she worked hard for until one man took it all away, leaving her feeling empty and desolate. After spending a few years alone, Reagan finally moves to Chicago with her best friend, Aimee, and vows to put her past behind her. When Reagan lands a job at Powers Financial, she never expects to find the one person that would give her back the girl she left behind years ago. Drew Powers loves being the powerful CFO of a successful corporation and raising his son, Dawson. He's known as "asshat" at the company and it doesn't help calm his temper or patience. Drew's main focus doesn't include love or commitment. Those are the last things on his mind. When the reserved and beautiful Reagan Halloway bumps into him and tests his patience, he ignores the lust he feels for her until she becomes all he can think about. Fate is a powerful thing. A force that leads two people to one another and gives them both the one thing they didn’t know they were missing. Warning: This novel deals with a sensitive subject and may contain triggers for some.

Possession


A.M. Johnson - 2017
    The only one capable of silencing his voices, the only person to ever have faith in who he was, until the day her faith turned to doubt and destroyed everything they’d made together. Declan O ’Connell was the only person Paige could be herself with. The only one she could rely on, until the day she was forced to make a choice that would condemn them both. They’ve had years apart, and second chances don’t belong to the damned. But when you come face to face with your savior, it’s almost impossible to walk away. In order to move beyond the sins of their past, and forever silence the demons in his head, they’ll have to risk it all. But with love, there are real reasons to be afraid and, sometimes… your salvation is your damnation. *Not a Cliff Hanger* *Adult Themes*

Blackbird


Molly McAdams - 2017
    I’ve trained for this. I know what to say, what to do, and how to act. I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life. Now it’s time to buy my first girl. But all it takes is one look at the brave girl who starts singing mid-auction for that calm to slip.Briar Chapman is going to be the death of me, and I don’t care. I’ll take every day with her until that death comes, and I’ll welcome it when it does.On the outside, Lucas Holt is what nightmares are made of. A man cloaked in darkness, with sin-filled eyes and an enticing grin. A devil so devastatingly beautiful and cruel that his very presence instills fear.But beneath his terrifying, ever-calm exterior is an affectionate man haunted by a past that refuses to stay buried. And Lucas looks at me as though he’s finally found the only person who can make it all go away.We’re a battle of the brightest day and the darkest night—and I want to lie in the wake of our war.

Groomed: Danger lies closer than you think


Casey Watson - 2017
    She is expecting it to be her daughter Riley. But it isn’t Riley. It’s a woman from the Emergency Duty Team. So begins Casey and Mike’s latest fostering challenge – a fifteen-year-old girl called Keeley who’s run away from her long-term foster home 25 miles away.The Jonathan Ross Show has just started when Casey gets the call. She thinks it will be Riley – telling her that her favourite actor is going to be on TV. But it’s something far more urgent: a fifteen-year-old girl who has run away from her foster family and accused her foster father of sexual abuse. The family deny in vehemently, but such an allegation can never be taken lightly, so a new home must be found for Keeley.Keeley is polite, but she’s sharp, and she has all the hallmarks of a child who has been in the system a long time, and knows how to play it. Whether the allegation is true or not, Casey knows there will be no winners here. If it is true, then a young girl’s life has been torn asunder. If not, then the heartache for the family will only be surpassed by the bleak outlook for Keeley.In the short term, it’s a case of providing a safe, supportive home for a vulnerable child. But with the dangerous world of the internet at her disposal, it seems this strong-minded youngster has her own ideas of where that safe place should be…

Bullets & Bonfires


Autumn Jones Lake - 2017
    With her abusive ex behind bars, Bree needs the summer to relax and recover before returning to school. But her overprotective brother decides she needs someone to babysit her in his absence, and he picks the one person guaranteed to drive her nuts. She’s the one woman he can’t have. Telling Bree no has never been easy. Four years ago, Liam Hollister did it to preserve his friendship with his best friend—Brianna’s brother. Now, no matter how she tempts him, he’s determined to do the right thing. As deputy sheriff of their rural area, Liam is torn between protecting Brianna and wanting her for himself. Take a risk or lose the chance. Spending so much time alone together challenges them both. Old feelings and hurts resurface immediately. With each hot, sweaty day it’s harder to deny their attraction. It’s going to be a long, hot summer.

The Alaska Shifters Complete Box Set


Ashlee Sinn - 2017
    This is a limited time box set of the complete series. Includes all books in the bestselling, The Alaska Shifters series:Book 1: LURED BY THE BEAR Derrick’s storyBook 2: TEMPTED BY THE TIGER Major’s storyBook 3: CAUGHT BY THE COUGAR Calvin’s storyBook 4: DESIRED BY THE BEAR Zane’s storyBook 5: WANTED BY THE WOLF Seth’s storyBook 6: CHARMED BY THE COYOTE Marcus’ storyIf you love dominant shifters, alpha males, and swoon-worthy romances, this box set is the one you need. Warning: These stories contains strong sexual tension, sensual shifters, and delicious romances for insatiable appetites. It is intended for a mature audience.

Gun Shy


Lili St. Germain - 2017
    Identical conditions. Only last time, the girl was found. Dead, stuffed in a well beside the creek that feeds the town's water supply.The killer was never found.As the small town mobilizes and searches for newly vanished Jennifer Thomas, one suspect comes to the fore. But did he do it? Or is there something else at play? Something nobody could have anticipated?For Jennifer's friend Cassie Carlino, the worst is yet to come. As she pins MISSING posters to store windows and joins the search, she begins to suspect that Jennifer's disappearance might be much closer to her than she could have ever imagined.

Virgin


Georgia Le Carre - 2017
    Hot blue eyes, a dimple in his chin, lean muscles, and big, thick, manly hands. With the power of a tornado he swept me off my feet and rose me up to unimaginable heights. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.But I wasn't special, just a one-night stand for him. He disappeared from my life before I had time even to catch my breath.I picked up the pieces of my broken heart and moved on. Now, when I least expect it, his ocean blue eyes are burning right through me again, and all those crazy-intense feelings...they've come back as if I didn't spend years burying them.I still crave him like a drug, but I'm not available anymore. I'm trapped in a loveless relationship with a very dangerous man. Saving me from my nightmare is not an option.But can my heart really survive his loss again? Or do I risk it all and give him complete possession of me?TysonThe moment I saw Izzy I knew she was special. We just clicked. I took her back to my hotel room, and I was right. She was fuckin' perfection. I took her sweet Innocence. She had to be somewhere else in the morning so we agreed to meet that night.Fate had other plans though. I got a call from my dying friend's girlfriend. He needed me. I had no way to contact Izzy so I left a message for her at the restaurant with my number and flew out of the country. Long story short: she didn't get my message.But I never forgot her. I can close my eyes now and see her straddled over my hips, her skin glistening with sweat, her long blonde hair tumbling over her shoulders, and her eyes half-closed with pleasure.Then, out of the blue, I run into her. She's still so fuckin' beautiful.All I want to do is just get between those creamy thighs and pick up where we left off. My need is raw and visceral and real, but she says there's someone else now. She's hooked up with some brute. A low life with a powerful father who won't let her go.I see fear in her eyes, and it fills me with a raging fury.She's mine and we both know it. I claimed her that night in the hotel room in Paris.Now fate has put her back in my path...and nothing and no one is going to stop me taking back what's mine.-This book is a hot, steamy, standalone romance with a guaranteed happily ever after. It also features some characters from my bestselling Crystal Jake series, therefore your reading pleasure may be enhanced by reading this series. Readers have called it one of the most addictive series ever! It can be found here; US store- amazon.com/dp/B00X2JUCRC- UK store-amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X2JUCRC.

Depth of Field


Riley Hart - 2017
    He built his own home on his mom’s property to take care of her, owns an automotive repair shop, and when he wants to get laid, Portland isn’t too far away. Not too shabby for the boy who spent his childhood getting bullied and feeling alone. Shane’s content to leave his past behind him...until one of his childhood tormentors comes back to town. Maxwell Sullivan never planned to step foot in Last Chance again. Here, he was Maxwell, a teen who suffered in silence while everyone thought he had the perfect life. Now, he’s “Van,” the erotic artist and photographer. He’s only here to help his mom tie up some loose ends after his father’s death and to apologize to Shane. After that, he’s heading back to LA for good. Shane never thought he’d have anything in common with Maxwell, but there’s a depth to Van that surprises him. Van knows what it feels like to be alone. He sees Shane in ways no one else does. There’s a shared connection neither can deny. Somehow, despite their rocky history, they get each other. It’s not long before the two are so drawn to each other that they tumble into bed—sometimes with Van’s camera involved. Their chemistry in and out of the bedroom is undeniable. Except nothing is ever black and white. Shane can’t leave his mom and Van’s life is in LA. With two different lives pulling them in opposite directions, their picture-perfect ending might not be in the cards.

Guarding the Broken: Nothing Left to Lose, Part I


Kirsty Moseley - 2017
    Three years after the tragic events of Anna’s sixteenth birthday which saw her boyfriend killed and her kidnapped by his sadistic murderer, she’s no longer the happy-go-lucky girl that everyone used to know and love; she’s now cold, hard and suffers from night terrors. Carter is currently serving time for the murder of Jack–a conviction that Anna helped secure–but his retrial is coming up because some key evidence appears to have been tampered with. Needing to ensure his daughter’s safety, presidential candidate, Senator Spencer, tasks in Ashton Taylor, a newly qualified SWAT agent, to guard the broken girl and keep her safe until the end of the trial. For three years Anna has refused to feel emotion or pain. Can Ashton help her rebuild her life and finally deal with the grief of losing her childhood sweetheart? Will he be the one to make her see that life is, in fact, worth living and that not all men will hurt her?Author's note: Part 1 and 2 were previously published in 2013 as one novel of epic proportion. Nothing Left to Lose was a runaway bestseller that had people all over the world falling in love with Agent Ashton Taylor. Now split into two full-length, more manageable novels and with beautiful new covers, you can fall in love with Anna and Ashton all over again or witness their heart wrenching journey for the first time. Part 2 (Blurring the Lines) is a direct continuation of this novel.

Every Moment with You


J.E. Parker - 2017
    But then he walked away, destroying them both. —Maddie—I've loved Hendrix Cole all my life. I was seven when I met him. Thirteen when I first kissed him. Sixteen when I gave him my heart. And eighteen when he gave me his ring.Hendrix swore to love me forever. Instead, he broke my heart.Scarred my soul. Destroyed my entire world.Six years later he wants a second chance. Problem is, I don't trust him. Not to mention, I have a secret. One which will destroy us both. Only two questions remain...Are we beyond redemption? Or will true love prevail? Warning: Contains triggers.The Redeeming Love Series:Book One: Every Moment with You (Hendrix and Maddie)Book Two: Every Breath You Take (Anthony and Shelby) Book Three: Every Promise You Made (Evan and Hope) Book Four: Every Tear You Cry (Brantley and Clara) Book Five: Every Time We Touch (Kyle and Carissa)Book Six: Every Wrong You Right (Ty and Heidi) Each book in the Redeeming Love Series can be read as a standalone.

The Baby Pact


Lexi Whitlow - 2017
    Eliza Lane was the good girl in town, until I got a hold of her.
I ruined her, and she gave it right back. Now she’s back in town, on the run from her abusive ex-husband. She needs help — and she’s ready to start a family. She just doesn’t want the whole marriage thing that goes along with it. Fine by me. I’m a billion dollar playboy, and after I split with Eliza, I never wanted to settle down. Her luscious curves are making me want to sign up for the job of Baby Daddy anyway. Once I get a taste of her, the old addiction returns. This good girl turns bad just for me. Now it's my mission to make her and our future baby all mine — and I’ll move heaven and earth to protect her if anyone stands in our way.

Bordello


Nikki Ash - 2017
    Born into the mob it's all he's ever known. Dalla nascita. Per sangue. Famiglia. By birth. By blood. Family. But when he stumbles upon Aria, everything he's embraced and accepted about his life gets thrown out the window. Without thinking, Giovanni kidnaps Aria in order to save her but is it considered saving someone when the life you're bringing them into is just as deadly? Now he's torn between having Aria to himself and protecting her from himself. * Bordello is a standalone Mob Romance*

Pet


Isabella Starling - 2017
    My story is going to break your heart. The first thing you should know about me, is that I'm a good girl. I follow directions. I bend at the waist. I do anything and everything my King tells me to. But King is demanding. King is dangerous. He wants to hurt me. And there is only one person who can help me run away from King... Except I don't know if I want to leave him. I don't know if I can. Good pets always obey their master... But what if I want to have two? PET is a standalone 95,000 word novel. This is a DARK romance!

Loving Lakyn


Charlotte Reagan - 2017
    He was supposed to be done, he'd tapped out. End of story, unsubscribe here. Suicide "attempt", they said. His intentions had no "attempt" in them. Re-entering normal life after ‘trying’ to take his own is weird. Especially when the world keeps going like it never happened. He still has to eat breakfast, go to school, and somehow convince a cute boy that he’s too damaged to date. Scott White comes with his own problems, namely a habit of drinking too much and being indecisive about rather he wants in the closet, or out of it. Lakyn can’t stand him; he also can’t help smiling when Scott’s around. Unfortunately - or fortunately - for Lakyn, life has decided to give him a second chance. He's not happy about it, but maybe, with a lot of hard work and a good therapist, he can learn to be. And maybe he can hold Scott’s hand at the same time. No promises though. This book contains sensitive triggers so know your limits. Full list of triggers can be found here: http://charlotte-reagan.com/triggersll/

Jordan Reclaimed


Scarlett Cole - 2017
    When he was taken from his parents and a house that was never a home. When he met his brothers, the other lost and abandoned boys in his group home. When he learned what friendship and family and love looked like.Now he’s made a career out of playing the music he loves, touring the world with the band he and his brothers formed in that crowded group home. No one but his found family really knows the man under the fame and fortune, the scars he hides behind the rockstar lifestyle. Until he sees her through the windows of the National Ballet, dancing, and suddenly the world doesn’t seem so dark.Aleksandra Artemov ticks all the ballet boxes. Father a legendary Kirov dancer. Check. Prepping since birth for classical ballet. Check. Compulsive control over the food she eats. Check. Principal dancer at The National Ballet of Canada. Check. But what she craves is freedom.She craves Jordan.Everything about him should terrify her. His size, his tattoos, his hard rock edge. But he doesn’t. He stirs her very soul. Jordan has nothing but himself to offer her, and he's never been good enough for anyone. Can he figure out how to face his own demons before he loses his light for good?

Undercover Intentions


Sapphire Knight - 2017
    I was determined to never go anywhere near it. Headed in the opposite direction, I pushed away from my family and their legacy. Until they needed me. And then...so did she. I got sucked in too deep, going after her and trying to save them all. Now, there's no turning back. I'd do anything for my cousins, for Sasha. After all, family is everything. Complete standalone, HEA, NO cheating

The Scars Between Us


M.K. Schiller - 2017
    Just one problem. Why Texas and who the hell is Aiden Sheffield? The only clue is a faded piece of her mother’s stationary. Emma imagines Aiden is a former love of her mother’s, but when she meets the beautiful, damaged stranger, she realizes her assumptions couldn’t be more wrong. He’s hot and young. And Emma is as confused as ever.Aiden Sheffield would rather go to hell than Linx. Who does Emma think she is disrupting his carefully built life? The last thing the Marine needs is to slice open the sealed wounds of his painful past. Yet, as he gets to know the lovely Emma, a woman who manages to smile even though she’s lost everything, he changes his mind. He will not let her go to hell alone.But neither is prepared for the devastating evil waiting for them at the end of the road. It might just destroy them.

Doll Face (Doll Face #1)


Sadie Grubor - 2017
    Most kids don't grow up wanting a dead-beat dad. Those kids don't understand how much worse it can truly be. How it feels to grow up wishing your father was a neglectful dead-beat and not a living nightmare. I did. I do. And my safest place is to hide among the monsters. So, that's what I do. I blend into a sea of criminals and the depraved. Any of them are far better company than my father. It's been over two years I've stayed safe, over two years of keeping the balance, over two years of being someone else and living their life. Then he walks through the dark red lacquered doors of my hiding place. His eyes searching, probing, and knowing. Now, this temptation swirls on the tip of my tongue, teasing my taste buds, making me want to confess all my sins to a man who could punish me and free me in the most wonderfully worst ways. This isn't a romance. This isn't a love story. This is primal. This is raw. This is obsession. ~*~ Doll Face is a dark erotic tale suitable for ages 18+. This contains DARK subjects. If you require trigger warnings, guaranteed HEAs, are easily turned off by dark subjects, or just have any hard 'limit/requirement for a story, this isn't the book for you (Check out The Falling Stars Series instead). If you like dark subjects, over the top obsessive controlling alpha males, and aren't afraid of how bloody love can truly get... Then enjoy. ~*~

The Struggle Within


Tyler May - 2017
    His struggles were theirs. He just didn’t know it. A tragic accident changed Dr. Ryan Jacobs’ life and freed him from a past he thought he’d never escape, but with that freedom came the realization: he could escape the man, but would be bound to the torturous battle within his mind. Fighting for control of his thoughts, he lived recklessly in a life of addiction and the next good time. Wearing a mask of deception, and hiding it beautifully behind his playboy ways, he fooled himself into thinking this was the real him, but he couldn’t fool everyone. Dr. Michael Jonas considered Ryan more than just a friend, he was his family. With the support of his wife, Michael held Ryan’s hand, listened to him cry, and helped him through the hardest events of his life. He could see through the fake smiles and playboy attitude, seeing his best friend for the man he really was. After Michael’s wife had given birth to their first child, Michael vowed never to let pain affect his family again, Ryan included. But Michael carried his own burdens and watching Ryan struggle was harder than he thought. It tore him apart, silently, until there was only one choice. Save his best friend before it was too late. As a high-powered attorney, Jayson Alexander thrived on easy thrills both in his professional and personal life, but when his heart broke the rules, he had no choice but to break it and run from the pain. Obsessive about controlling his own life, he set goals and rules and tried to ensure his own happiness, but life had a different plan. So he sought out answers and took on a case that would eventually change everything. He was drawn to Ryan from the moment he laid eyes on him. With a magnetic connection he couldn’t deny, he found Ryan irresistible, but he found out quickly the connection was more than physical. Jayson wanted Ryan, but how could he fight the demons Ryan’s mind was creating and stop them from pushing him away? Ryan built a force field around his heart, vowing after that tragic day, no man would be allowed close enough to ever hurt him again, but with the support of his best friend and the man he loved, could Ryan beat The Struggle Within once and for all? Due to strong sexual content and language, The Struggle Within is intended for mature readers 18 years of age or over. Trigger warning: The Struggle Within may contain a subject matter that is sensitive to some readers as it deals with domestic abuse, self-harm, and addictive behavior. The author asks that the reader please take these warnings seriously and requests discretion be advised.

Black: The complete series


T.L. Smith - 2017
    Black (Book 1) I am loyal, but I will betray you. I am strong, but I have scars. I am an angel, but the devil. I met her when I was sixteen and she was a breath of fresh air. She swooped in, making me smile. But then she left, taking my next breath with her. Her smile could light up a room, making my black heart pitter patter. I found her again ten years later, with a syringe in her arm. Blood coming from between her legs. She was broken and I was glad she was broken. She wouldn't think less of me and my damaged ways. Red (Book 2) A wound to the heart, a hole so deep. Can it be fixed? Or simply replaced? People lie. Those closest to me, tell the most lies. Do they not know who I am? What I’m capable of? Sometimes I wonder if they do. Because when I unravel their lies, they will be delivered to the hell I once visited. And it won’t be pleasant. White (Book 3) Everything changes, in seconds, minutes, hours. I know, it happened to me. It wasn’t for the better, it was for the worst. I am broken, no that doesn’t sound right, I am chipped. Pieces of me have been chipped so bad that it’s impossible to claim them back. Even if I want to, even if its for her.

Part Of The List


Xavier Neal - 2017
    If you were dying, what would be on the list of moments that mattered most to you? That shaped your life? What would you choose to remember or choose to ignore even in the face of death? Who would you miss? What would you regret not doing? Who would you regret not loving? In the face of your own mortality or in the face of your lover's, what would be part of the list?

Starting Over (Sugar Creek Romance)


Jordan Silver - 2017
    The next day she was gone. I found out later she’d already been promised to someone else. Now she’s back and at my mercy. I have none…

Waste of Worth


Bethany-Kris - 2017
    A criminal, the son of a traitor, and a mafia Capo who can’t be trusted. His past has shaped his life, creating demons he can’t escape from that live in his mind day and night. He is all too aware of just how people see him. Closed off. Cold. Different. He doesn’t care—keeping people out means no one can get close enough to hurt him again, and he already has one too many monsters with their claws stuck in his back that he’s still fighting off. His walls are so high, no one is climbing over them. Or so he thinks … Karen came into his life like a spring shower, her light shining through the darkness and making him see something other than the hell that surrounded him for so long. She doesn’t know who he is or what he has done to become the man he is today. If he can help it, she’ll never know, and his monsters will never hurt her. She sees his differences as beauty. She never asks for more. She is perfect. The problem with happiness for Dino DeLuca is that his monsters don’t mind taking away what makes him happy. After all, what isn’t given cannot be kept. These lessons will be the hardest he has ever learned. AUTHOR’S NOTE: The DeLuca Duet is a two book tale following the same couple through their journey. It is a standalone Duet that can be read independently with a HEA ending.

Bound and Saved


B.J. Wane - 2017
    Dashing into a closet, she trembles in fear of discovery until the owner enters the room with a woman intent on gaining his sexual favor. The scene she witnesses between the couple leaves her shaken with arousal, making her wonder what she has been missing from her own sexual encounters. Zachary Allen-Vancuren returns to his new decked out yacht, eager to take her out on a maiden voyage before presenting her to his friends. After putting several miles between him and the mainland, he slips downstairs and finds he’s stuck with a stowaway, with secrets she refuses to divulge and a determination to wring as much from his planned four-day excursion as possible. His refusal to engage in any sexual activities is met with her constant, teasing antics until she finally wears him down and he gives her the lesson she thinks she’s been wanting.
 It takes interference from a surprising source and two rescues by Zachary to free Cassandra of her stepfather’s threats and enable her to embrace a future with the one man she hasn’t been able to resist. Publisher’s Note: This romantic, spicy tale contains elements of power exchange and explicit scenes. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.

From the Ashes - A Forbidden Series Novella


Dani René - 2017
    Contains explicit scenes intended for adults 18 + Includes MFFM and FMFM scenes.

The Beautiful Now


Michelle Leighton - 2017
    He was the boy next door. Strong. Hardworking. Forbidden.From the moment we met, we were star-crossed lovers—always wanting, never having. We loved each other for most of our lives, but right from the beginning Destiny had other plans. She knew we would fall in love. She knew we would fall apart. Over and over again, like the curse of a recurring nightmare. Or the hope of a familiar dream. Our past was tumultuous. Our future was bleak. But the one thing we always had was the beautiful now.Until that was taken from us, too.

The Lone Star Groom


Taylor Hart - 2017
    He doesn't appreciate his boss forcing him to do an up-close and personal article with The New York Times. Nor does he appreciate the hot-shot reporter who shows up at his door, demanding his time in the middle of a tight recording deadline.Headstrong and determined, Liberty Wright only wants one thing--to cover the refugee crisis in Nigeria. Too bad her editor at the New York Times, who also happens to be her mother, won't let her go to the conference unless she gets the dirt on Texas Waters. She hates being forced to travel to the sticks to do a puff piece on some arrogant singer almost as much as she hates country music!When Texas fires Liberty for not knowing any of his songs, she never imagined she'd fall off a ski lift and Texas would be the one to save her. And she certainly never imagined he'd take her back to his house and give her a second chance.As Liberty gets to know the man behind the music, she discovers she just might be interested in Texas Waters for more than just an article. After a bold decision to follow her dreams puts Liberty in grave danger and Texas scrambles to save her, Liberty is left with a choice--live her life the way her mother has always wanted her to ... or trust 'The Lone Star Groom.'This book contains a sneak peak of Hail Mary: Book 8 Last Play Romances.

Jagged Edge


Jo Raven - 2017
    Not at all. It’s the worst idea ever. Ah hell… Jason is handsome. Smart. Dangerous. Hot. He’s goddamn gorgeous—but he’s also sleeping on the street, hanging out with the local biker gang and selling his body for a living. Our lives, our paths couldn’t be further apart. I’m crawling toward the light, while he’s falling into the dark. But it doesn’t matter how different we are, or what logic dictates. I really shouldn’t want Jason Vega—but I just can’t stop. He’s under my skin, and sinking deeper… Trigger Warning: violence and sexual abuse This is a M/M (gay) romance and it tells the story of Jason and Raine whom you may have met in JESSE (Damage Control 2) and OCEAN (Damage Control 5). It is super hot, and angsty, and violent, but with a guaranteed Happy Ever After.

Mercy


Debra Anastasia - 2017
    Murder is in my blood now. It runs through my veins and though I hide the monster I see in the mirror with ink, it doesn’t keep him from coming out.My street name is Mercy, but I never show any. Except for her. I watch Becca, though she doesn’t know. She saved me a long time ago; the day my father killed my mother. Her bravery turned her into a target.My father holds a grudge and knife with the same proficiency, and Becca is the focus of his hatred. And I’m the only monster who can save her.

Mail Order Moments (A Brides of Beckham Novel)


Cissie Patterson - 2017
    Could becoming a mail order bride be her answer for a new life? One letter touches her heart. Seattle is far enough away—she hopes. Simon Farmer has spent three years reliving what happened in his past. Could he have done anything to change what occurred? His mother, Harriett, convinces him a mail order bride is what he needs to move on. Will his plea inspire the right woman to marry him? Set in Kirsten Osbourne's world of Beckham, Harriett, Simon’s mother, and Elizabeth, Ida’s sister, reunite as they help a survivor and a heartbroken lawyer find a future together, while the past tries to drive them apart.

Ripple Effect (Ripple Effect, #1-4)


Keri Lake - 2017
    A murderer. A psychopath.In the eyes of the righteous, I’m a monster, born of sin and depravity.I want to protect her, but I’m not a good man.I want to love her, but I no longer feel.She gets under my skin, though, and has awakened something inside of me.Something I’d kill for.I’m not her savior—not even close. In fact, I’m worse than the hell she’s already suffered.I’m her vengeance. Tit for tat, as they say.And if she’s not careful, I’ll be her ruin.DylanFor months, I’ve watched him.I’ve fantasized him as my savior, my lover. My ticket out of the hell I’ve lived in for the last six years.I never dreamed he’d be my nightmare.Had I known what he really is, I’d have never gotten in the car that night, but life is full of cause and effect.And sometimes the choice on offer isn’t a choice at all.It’s the result of something already in motion, and we’re merely left to survive the ripple effect.

The Tutor


K. Larsen - 2017
    She accepts a summer long live-in tutoring job for a handsome man and his little sister at a secluded home deep in the mountains.There is no running water.No electricity.No internet or cell service.When her tutoring job ends she's hit with a brutal turn of events ... she's not permitted to leave. After months in captivity, she makes a harrowing escape with her student that ends in a car accident on a desolate road. When Nora comes to, her student is missing. In a desperate attempt to find the girl, Nora will have to recount her time held captive. The good and the bad. Can Nora and the authorities work together to find the man who took her? Will they rescue the girl Nora tried to save?Author’s Note: This is a dark romantic suspense. Trigger warning: all of them. This will not elicit warm fuzzy feelings

Mr. Big Empty


Gregory Ashe - 2017
    Determined to make a new life for himself after escaping his abusive mother, he finds that living with his estranged father brings its own problems. Then Samantha Oates, the girl with blue hair, goes missing, and Vie might be the only one who can find her. His ability to read emotions and gain insight into other people’s darkest secrets makes him the perfect investigator, with only one small problem: he wants nothing to do with his gift. When the killer begins contacting Vie through a series of strange cards, though, Vie is forced to hone his ability, because Samantha was not the killer’s only target. And, as Vie learns, he is not the only psychic in town.