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#lifelongfriendship #womansfiction #allthefeels #twinsietenisetopfive —Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah

From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lakecomes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . .

In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all—beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve become TullyandKate. Inseparable.

So begins Kristin Hannah’s magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Laneis the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives.

From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness.

Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn’t know is how being a wife and mother will change her . . . how she’ll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she’ll envy her famous best friend. . . .

For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship—jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they’ve survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone’s Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it’s the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It’s about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you—and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you’ll never forget . . . one you’ll want to pass on to your best friend.

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Some books need no introduction or review with all sorts of details. Firefly Lane is definitely one of those books. The story speaks for itself and it has a lot to say. I loved Tully and Kate and their story about lifelong friendship, finding yourself, and oh so much more. I wish there were a 10 star option! Words cannot express how utterly fantastic this book was. I’m not sure I’ve ever been full of so many emotions after finishing a book. I think Firefly Lane is a book every female should read. I know I will be recommending it to everyone!

About Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is the award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including the international blockbuster, The Nightingale, which was named Goodreads Best Historical fiction novel for 2015 and won the coveted People’s Choice award for best fiction in the same year. Additionally, it was named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon, iTunes, Buzzfeed, the Wall Street Journal, Paste, and The Week.

Kristin’s newest new release, The Great Alone, was published on February 6, 2018 (St. Martin’s Press) and became an instant New York Times #1 bestseller. The novel, an epic love story and intimate family drama set in Alaska in the turbulent 1970’s is a daring, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival and the wildness that lives in both nature and man. Like The Nightingale, The Great Alone was voted the best Historical novel of the year by Goodreads readers.

The Nightingale is currently in production at Tri Star, with director Melanie Laurent and Dakota and Elle Fanning to star. Tri Star has also optioned The Great Alone and is in development.

Kristin’s upcoming novel, The Four Winds, set during the Great Depression, will be published on February 9, 2021.

#smalltownromance #enemiestolovers #partofaseries #interconnectedstandalones —Coppersmith Farmhouse by: Devney Perry

One old farmhouse brought them together. It could also tear them apart.

Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk.

Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She’s stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his. But along with a face full of freckles, she’s got a sharp wit and a backbone of steel—something he doesn’t discover until after making a complete fool of himself. If he can earn back her trust and win her heart, he might just find the home he’s always needed.

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Gigi is a single mom in a new town, just trying to get settled in the farmhouse she inherited from a good friend. Things are going well until she meets Jess, the brooding town sheriff who seems to have a real problem with Gigi.
I loved these characters! While Georgia was more quiet and reserved, Jess knew what he wanted and wasn’t afraid to voice it. He was bossy but it was so effing HOT! And don’t even get me started on how sweet he was with, Roe, Gigi’s daughter. That, to me, made him even hotter!
I was hooked on this book from the first page. The authors words held me hostage and wouldn’t let me go until I finished the last line. Even though the story is over, I feel like I need more. It’s a good thing there are more books in this series. And I’m not quite sure how its possible, but I heard from a friend that they keep getting better. So, I guess I’m off to read The Clover Chapel, book 2 in the series.

About Devney Perry

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her husband and two sons. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.

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#romanticsuspense #partofaseries —Soulless: Lawless part 2 (King book4) by: TM Frazier

A USA Today bestseller!
Sacrifice. LOYALTY. FAMILY.
Bear wants to bend the metal bars of his jail cell
with his bare hands and escape. Not because of the
men on the inside who want him dead, but because
Thia is out there where he can’t protect her.
Thia isn’t the type of girl to wait around to be rescued,
especially when she has some rescuing to do of her very own.
Bear and Thia are in for a fight, not only for their lives,
but for their love.

SOULLESS is book FOUR in the KING SERIES and the finale to LAWLESS.

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Oh my! I don’t even know where to start. Bear was first introduced in King, book one of the series. The more he was mentioned in King- the more I wanted him to get his own book. I just liked his character and wanted to know more about him. Well, I just finished Souless, book 2 of Bear’s and let me just say, his story did not disappoint, it was freaking EPIC!

T.m. Frazier is truly a master of her craft. She can really weave an MC tale. Several times I had chills because of things that happened I didn’t really see coming. When I finished Souless I literally hugged my Kindle. It is just one of those books. You will completely understand once you read it.

If you do not know who this Bear is I speak of, you are missing out on something amazing! I suggest you start with King so you can get acquainted with everyone because they are quite an amazing bunch.

Well I’m off to read Preppy, book 5 in the series. I’m so excited to see where T.m takes things next.

About T.M. Frazier

T.M. Frazier lives in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and daughter. She dreamed of being a writer since the day she learned how to read. After spending many years working in real estate she decided could no longer ignore that dream.

She published her first book, The Dark Light of Day, in 2013 and has since become a USA Today bestselling author several times over. Her books have been translated into numerous languages and published all around the world.

T.M. enjoys writing what she calls ‘wrong side of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines.

Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay.

She loves meeting her readers, but if you see her at an event please don’t pinch her because she’s not ready to wake up from this amazing dream.

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#tearjerker #firstlove #soulmates —No Tomorrow by: Carian Cole

The people we love are thieves.
They steal our hearts. They steal our breath.
They steal our sanity.
And we let them.
Over and over and over again.

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They say you never forget your first love.
Mine was a homeless musician who wandered straight into my soul.

He was my first everything. And fourteen years later, I still can’t get him out of my head.

He broke all my rules.
He also broke my heart.

I watched him climb to stardom, cheering him on from afar.
But I was never a fan; just a girl in love.

Like a tornado, he spiraled, leaving a path of destruction in his wake.

But love conquers all, right? It has to. Because here I stand, ravaged and ruined, needing it to be true.

You can’t go back, but I want to. Back to the park. Back to when he sang only for me. Before he was famous. Before he shattered my heart.

I thought I knew everything about him.
But I could not have been more wrong.

He promised me every tomorrow. And here I am, waiting.
And hoping.
Again.

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Note: This is not a fluffy, light read or a swoony romance. It’s a journey of love between two people who can’t let each other go, even though they are far from perfect. It’s about loving someone who is struggling with mental illness and addiction and all the ups and downs that come with it. It’s about finding a happily ever after that works between two people loving each other the best they can with patience, understanding, and unconditional love. Not everyone will agree with this kind of love and acceptance – but it exists, and it’s real, and it happens every day.

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Soulmates– some people believe in them, some don’t. I always have but even if I didn’t I totally would have changed my tune after reading No Tomorrow.
Evan and Piper’s story was beautiful and tragic. Not some sunshine and rainbows love story. But a love story that is real, raw, and uncensored. From the moment the Blue and Piper met, though they were an unlikely pair, I was really hoping they would get a happy ending. They both deserve it. But if these 2 want anything close to a happy ending they are going to have to work extra hard to get there. And even then- will all of the hard work and dedication be enough?
No Tomorrow was absolutely amazing! I loved every minute of it and seriously could not read fast enough. This was my first book by Carian Cole, but it definitely won’t be the last. I just love her writing style and look forward to reading more from her in the future.

About Carian Cole

Carian Cole has a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls who try to tame them and win their hearts.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, Carian now resides in beautiful New Hampshire with her husband and their multitude of furry pets. She spends most of her time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

Carian loves to hear from readers and interacts daily on her social media accounts. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram, and check out her web site at www.cariancolewrites.com

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#Wotr21 #AttendingAuthor #MMRomance #Fakerelationship —Crave (Remington Place book 2) by: A.D. Ellis

When two friends agree to be fake boyfriends and add in casual sex, what could go wrong?

Raiden Ono is a nerdy gamer with a painful past and a solid plan for his future. He just needs a break so he can get back on his feet.

Spencer Nelson sees himself as a failure and not worthy of anything remotely resembling good. But then Rai pops into his life and makes him question everything.

Will Rai and Spencer protect their hearts and settle for their status quo friendship? Or will they finally accept the truth and let love take control?

**Crave is a steamy, friends-to-lovers, fake relationship M/M romance with a virgin nursing student and a gruff, grumbly construction worker. It’s the second book in the Remington Place series and can be read as a stand-alone, but is likely best enjoyed when read in order.**

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Crave is book 2 in the Remington Place series and can be read as a stand-alone but I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND  starting at the beginning and meeting all of the men of Remington Place. They all have something special about them. And don’t even get me started on their house mother, Bev. She is something else and I just love her to pieces.

Raiden Ono is a gamer and a server at a local diner. He is pretty much alone in life, with no place to call home, so he has been couch surfing to save money. Even though he refuses to admit it out loud, the highlight of his days are when Spencer Nelson shows up at the diner and sits in Rai’s section.

Spencer Nelson is a blue collar construction worker. He, too, was basically alone in life until he found Bev and Remington Place. Now he has his own little “found family” and he’s not alone anymore but there’s still something missing in his life.

Rai and Spencer become friends but when the 2 friends agree to be fake boyfriends for a while there’s no chance that either could catch feelings and their little “fake boyfriends” game could blow up in their faces. Nope- absolutely not. *insert eye roll*

Spencer and Rai’s story gave me ALL THE FEELS!  I am loving this series and cannot wait to meet the next couple of Remington Place.

About A.D. Ellis

Escape into addictive, sexy, emotional romance.
A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven’t driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
She loves chocolate, wine, pizza, and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.
A.D. uses she/they pronouns.

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#AngstySlowBurn #FriendsToLovers #PartOfASeries #InterconnectedStandalones —Finally Us (Next Generation #5) by: JM Walker


-Vince-
She was perfect.
Her heart.
Her soul.
Everything.
I had been in love with Gigi Rodriguez for as long as I could remember. I had never been shy about my feelings toward her. Everyone knew how I felt. Except for the person who mattered most.
I needed her like I needed my next breath. Our souls called out to each other, entwining together to form a bond I had never felt with another person.
She was passionate.
Strong.
Mine.
Just when I thought I had her in my arms for good, an unknown force threatened to take away the only thing I had ever wanted…

-Gigi-
He was stubborn.
Obsessed.
Dominating.
Vincent Stone Junior was the very reason I danced. Every time I moved, I moved for him. He just didn’t know it yet.
It all started the night of his eighteenth birthday, but school got in the way and I didn’t see much of him for the next three years.
When he came home for good, I knew that he had one mission: To crack down the walls I had built.
I didn’t want to love him.
I didn’t want to need him.
But losing a piece of myself made me realize that I did in fact want those things. He taught me to love myself first and that he would be there, ready and waiting…
For me.

WARNING: Please be advised that there are scenes in this book that deal with infant loss. If you have triggers, please read with caution.

The Next Generation Series:
Control Us
With Us
Before Us
Being Us
Finally Us

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Ahhh Vince and Gigi, oh how I have anticipated their book. The wait was long with the authors constant teasing but this story was definitely worth waiting for.

You look up the definition of soul mates in the dictionary and I’m sure there will be a picture of Vince and Gigi there. These 2 were destined to be together. There were SO MANY obstacles in their way. He is younger than her by 4 years, so he felt he needed time to mature. She was constantly in her head so Vince had a tough job ahead of him, working to break down Gigi’s walls. Then, just as he starts making progress- BAM- things manage to get crazier! But Vince is determined and Gigi can only deny her feelings for so long.

Gah! This book had it all. An oh so hot Alpha male who had me fanning myself on more than one occasion. A sweet Heroine. One who I admit, I wanted to shake some sense into several times. I just loved Gigi. And don’t even get me started on the villain. JM writes a good villain and this one takes the cake! Finally Us brought out all of my emotions. I laughed, cried, yelled, and even cussed a few times. A definite binge worthy read. I am LOVING this Next Generation Series. And seriously cannot wait for the next release.

About J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

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#MMRomance #bisexualawakening #agegap #dadsbestfriend #wotr21 #attendingauthor Adore(Remington Place book 1) by: A.D. Ellis




Getting involved with your dad’s best friend is always off-limits. Too bad Cooper has no problem pushing limits.


Cooper Scott is a snarky twink with no filter. He has big plans for a successful future and falling for his dad’s best friend is NOT on the agenda. No worries, they’ll just keep it casual.

Jesse Thompson is a widower and new father at the age of fifty. The offer of help from his best friend’s son should have sent Jesse running. Instead, he finds himself in a predicament he’s spent his life avoiding.

Will Cooper and Jesse end up in a heartbroken crash-and-burn situation? Or can love overcome all and give them a happily ever after?

**Adore is a steamy, age-gap, bi-awakening, dad’s best friend M/M romance with a sassy smartass and a sexy silver fox. It’s the first book in the Remington Place series and can be read as a stand-alone.**


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Adore is book one in The Remington Place series. Cooper is an aspiring pre-school teacher. He rents a room from an amazing grandmother figure named Bev. (I freaking love that woman. She adds a special element to the book.) Jesse is a mechanic. He moves in next door and is getting ready to reopen the towns autobody shop. The 2 meet and there is definitely a possible friendship worth exploring. The question is- what happens the more time they spend together?

I flipping adore Cooper and Jesse! Complete opposites with a 25 year age gap and a bit forbidden since, you know, Jesse is Cooper’s dads best friend. Buuut that didn’t stop these 2 men from at least a casual fling. Absolutely nothing can go wrong when you keep things casual, right? Riiiight!

Book one in this series really set the bar high. I seriously cannot wait to meet the rest of the men from Remington Place.

I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my honest review.

 

About A.D. Ellis

Escape into addictive, sexy, emotional romance.
A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven’t driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
She loves chocolate, wine, pizza, and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.
A.D. uses she/they pronouns.

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#romanticsuspense #partofaseries #mafiaromance #twinsietenise Demise(Bones Trilogy book 3) by: Paige P Horne

What would you do if you were held captive with the one who got away?

While secretly still longing for Danny O’Brien, the once hoodlum boy who stole her heart when she was just a girl, Bexley Walker tries to move on, marrying and focusing on her new life.

Now a man and deeply into the organized crime world, Danny finds himself with everything he ever wanted, except the woman that slipped away. He wants her back, but is he willing to leave the lifestyle he worked so hard to obtain?

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Whoa! That was quite a rollercoaster of a trilogy. I was constantly guessing trying to figure out what would happen next and was constantly surprised by things I didn’t see coming. This is book 3 in Danny aka Bones and Bexley story. The other 2 books MUST be read before this one.

Now there is no denying that Bones and Bex are destined to be together. There has been an undeniable chemistry between them since they were kids. Its been a long time since they were last together but the attraction is still there. Will they act on it or leave the past in the past? Is Bones ready to give up his life of crime for the love of his life? And if so, does Bex still want him?

I know its a lot of questions. Questions I went into this book looking for and I promise, they will be answered!
I freaking loved this series so HARD! It was a remarkable end to an amazing series! I impatiently waited for the conclusion to this series and now I’m sad it’s over. But I’m sure whatever Paige comes up with next will be just as good. She is a brilliant writer and I love all of her words.

 

About Paige P. Horne

Paige P. Horne lives in the small town of Gray Georgia with her husband. The two enjoy traveling every little chance they get and binge watching their favorite shows. When she isn’t creating new characters for her readers to fall in love with, you can find her back porch swinging, engrossed in a good book with her dogs at her feet.

Readers have described her stories as captivating and heartbreakingly beautiful.
Paige pens emotional novels about soulmates and broken love.

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Twinsie Tenise’s top 5 from July- December 2020

It’s that time of year again, where us Twinsie’s go through our reading lists from the past 6 months and find our TOP 5 reads. It’s never an easy process, especially when I’ve read so many amazing books since July but I managed to narrow it down 5. Okay! There are 6 books here buuut I’m counting the duet as 1 since both books have to be read to get the entire story.
So, without further ado, here are my Top 5 reads from July – December 2020…

Power Struggle by: A.D. Ellis

Jamison is good at everything he does and he’s never met a challenge he could resist.
Paul keeps his life in order with a tight grip on power and control.
Due to circumstances beyond their control, Jamison and Paul find themselves forced together and their jobs on the line. Will Paul’s insistence on holding onto all the power be what keeps them apart? Or will their long history and undeniable attraction be enough to shake the grasp Paul has on his control?
**Power Struggle is a steamy M/M, age-gap, forced proximity romance set in a small town. A twenty-year history, rival schools and jobs, and a hotel with only one bed make for a hot and heavy, sweet and sexy, HEA-guaranteed love story.**

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Being Us by: JM Walker (The Next a Generation book 4)

Tanner-
She was beautiful.
Loved.
Strong.
After hiding away for six months with just my dog to keep me company, I was forced out of the shadows only to end up in the arms of an enemy.
Beatrix Lister saved my life. I had been taking care of myself for so long, I didn’t know how to ask for help, but she refused to go down without a fight.
She was warm where I was frigid.
She was kind and caring where I was a cold-blooded monster.
I did things to survive.
I battled the evils of the world to live.
I didn’t deserve her heart but fell in love with her anyway.
As much as I wanted to be with her, I needed answers and I would do anything to get them.
Even if it meant breaking the heart of the only woman I had ever loved.
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-Bee-
He was lonely.
Intense.
Brave.
Tanner Horsch came into my life unexpectedly. He was like a tornado, ripping up everything in its path.
There was something about him that I craved.
His touch. His words. His need to survive.
But as we were getting to know each other, he still had walls up.
He refused to let me in knowing my family didn’t approve of him.
I refused to let him go.
After being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he escaped and eventually he ran right into my arms.
He was the villain of someone else’s story, but he was the hero of mine.
I just prayed that he could see that not all monsters are truly evil.
Before it was too late, and he gave himself to the enemy.
My family.

WARNING: Please be advised that there are scenes in this book that mention past child abuse and trauma. If you have triggers, please read with caution.

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Control Us

With Us

Before Us

Being Us
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Take Me Home by: A.D. Ellis

Can a city boy survive exile to a small town? Will falling for a hot, older country boy make the situation better or worse?

Marc Kingsley is the best in his big-city family business. When a medical issue gets Marc temporarily banished to a tiny country town, he’s certain the experience will be a nightmare.

Jordan Moore is living the dream on his farm. When his best friend’s grandson begrudgingly comes to town, Jordan’s simple life gets turned upside down.

Can Marc and Jordan find a brief, shared happiness even when they’ve accepted they’ll eventually have to walk away? Or will both men end up nursing broken hearts?

Take Me Home is a male/male age-gap, opposites-attract romance with plenty of steam and a scene that will make you appreciate camouflage and work boots.

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Vanishing Act & Enduring Act  (Survivors Duet) by: Heather D’Agostino

From Book 1: Have you ever wondered if things could be different? What would your life would be like if you chose a different path? Would everything still be your fault?Would he still hate you?Would it be better or worse?Would he love you then?My name is Brooke Ellis. I’ve spent the last five years asking myself these questions as I try to survive my marriage. Some things don’t change, and some people don’t want to. Sometimes the only answer is to disappear.This book contains violence, profanity, and sexual situations. It may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 17.

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Insurgent (Bones book 2) by: Paige P Horne

Bones and Bexley have been captured for over a month now. However, their captor has slipped up, and Bones now knows who’s been keeping them held hostage.

He also knows why, and it’s a horrific reality.

What has Bones done to cause this person to go to such lengths––murder, kidnapping, and threatening to take everyone that matters to him away?

Bexley and Bones have rehashed their past and are now on the same team. But what will happen if they survive?
Will they go their separate ways and try to move on with their lives? Or will Bones make a decision that will change both of their futures?

He has big plans, but Bexley has no idea.

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Power Struggle by: A.D. Ellis

Being Us by: JM Walker (The Next a Generation book 4)

Take Me Home by: A.D. Ellis

Vanishing Act & Enduring  Act (Survivors Duet)by: Heather D’Agostino

Insurgent (Bones book 2) by: Paige P Horne

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Power Struggle by: A.D. Ellis

Being Us by: JM Walker (The Next a Generation book 4)

Take Me Home by: A.D. Ellis

Vanishing Act & Enduring Act (Survivors Duet) by: Heather D’Agostino

Insurgent (Bones book 2) by: Paige P Horne

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Power Struggle by: A.D. Ellis

Jamison and Paul are opposites in many ways but early on I had a feeling they may be perfect for each other. Definitely prepare yourself to read this book in one sitting- I couldn’t put it down- I loved these two men so much!

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Being Us by: JM Walker (The Next a Generation book 4)

Tanner was a villain when we first met him. Or was he really? All I know is Tanner has redeemed himself in my book and I’ve forgiven him for all his past transgressions. This man is hella fine and so flipping good for Bee. These 2 completely complete each other. Their story was a smoking H-O-T slow burn!!! I loved every agonizingly loooong minute of it. The build up was deliciously slow and when they finally connected, it was FIRE! *fans self* Oh my!

I counted down the days for this release. It was definitely worth the wait. I am loving this Next Generation Series. These “kids” are always up to something and it makes for some amazing page turners, thats for sure!

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Take Me Home by: A.D. Ellis
 

Marcus Kingley works for the family business. He’s content with his life that consists of lots of work and the occasional hookup with random men, for a night of no-strings-attached, meaningless sex.
He begins to question if he’s really been living when the family dr tells him he needs to take some time off. His health is suffering due to his rigorous work schedule. Marcus is told by his grandfather he must take some time off. He’s not exactly happy about this but he has no other choice.

Jordan Moore is a carpenter and farmer in a small town. He loves his small town life and would never dream of living anywhere else. He is resigned to being alone because his business that pays the bills and puts food on the table is way more important than everyone in town knowing his business!

When the men’s lives become intertwined, neither of them are prepared for what happens next.

A.d Ellis has once again wrote an absolutely amazing MM romance. Every couple she writes, I love, and Macus & Jordan were no different. I honestly cannot pick a favorite of these 2. They each had their own little quirks that made me fall in love with them and their story.
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Vanishing Act (Survivors Duet book 1) by Heather D’Agostino

I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Too much information will ruin this book for others and I do NOT want to do that.

I was addicted to Vanishing Act from the first word. It was a fascinating page turner that kept my rapt attention until the final word. I NEEDED the next book like YESTERDAY! I seriously cannot wait to see how this story plays out. I’m completely invested and feel like I will finally be able to move on with my life once I get brought up to speed on the lives of the characters at the center of my newest fictional world obsession.

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Enduring Act (Survivors Duet book 2)

I want to start by saying if you have not read Vanishing Act- book 1 in the duet- its a MUST before starting this book.

Enduring Act picks up right where book one left off. Vanishing Act left me saying what the… what?!? Then I finished Enduring act over a week ago and my mind is still reeling. The duet was a complete mind cluck! *wink wink*

I don’t want to go into detail about this book because it would ruin the experience for others. But I will say that the storyline is very unique and the twisted tale the author has woven had me enraptured until the very last word. If you love a book that sucks you in and keeps you up well into the night because answers are more important than sleep– then this duet is one you are definitely going to want to read.

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Insurgent (Bones book 2) by: Paige P Horne

Book 2 in the bones trilogy came with new surprises. 1 of them being that this is a trilogy. I have no idea why I thought it was a duet. Thats what I get for not paying attention. I was both sad I didn’t get all the answers before the end and happy that there would be another book because I’m not ready for the series to end. Yeah, I know, I’m crazy like that.

Insurgent picks up where Genesis left off. You MUST read Genesis first if you want to understand what is going on.
Bones and Bexley are being held captive. Its been over a month. Bones has FINALLY figured out WHO is holding them and WHY. I just wonder if Bones will be able to save them from the madman before its too late.

I love Bones and Bexley and I really hope they get a happy ending. Since they first met, they have not had an easy- sunshine and roses- relationship. Oh no! Its been full of broken promises, heartache, and lies. One would think there is no coming back from that, but I’m staying optimistic and holding out hope for an HEA. They have been stuck together for over a month. They have had no choice but to face their past. If they make it out of this alive, will they end up together or continue on without one another? Well, I know what I hope happens. No idea if Paige is on the same page though.

 

About A.D. Ellis

Escape into addictive, sexy, emotional romance.
A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven’t driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
She loves chocolate, wine, pizza, and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.
A.D. uses she/they pronouns.
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About J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

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stephanie@sbrmedia.com

 

About Heather D’Agostino

Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.

She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.

You can follow her here:
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Twitter: @hdagostino001

Website: http://hdagostinobooks.weebly.com

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About Paige P. Horne

Paige P. Horne lives in the small town of Gray Georgia with her husband. The two enjoy traveling every little chance they get and binge watching their favorite shows. When she isn’t creating new characters for her readers to fall in love with, you can find her back porch swinging, engrossed in a good book with her dogs at her feet.

Readers have described her stories as captivating and heartbreakingly beautiful.
Paige pens emotional novels about soulmates and broken love.

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With Us (Next Generation Book 2) by: JM Walker

-Shade-
She was young.
Sweet.
Feisty.
But then there was him.
We had been best friends for years. We lived together. Rode together. Shared women. Together. And it still wasn’t enough. Not for him and especially not for me.

-Sunny-
He was mine.
I was his.
She was ours.
Meadow Rodriguez strutted into our lives and looked at us like we were all that mattered.
While I wanted to dominate her, he wanted to submit, and she wanted both.
I took control, giving her everything she needed and at the same time, grew closer with Shade. My best friend. My partner. My life. Although we were close, there was still a wedge between us.
I was terrified to give him what he needed.
My heart.

-Meadow-
Sunny was intense.
Shade hid.
I was new.
They were in love but wouldn’t admit it.
Guilt resonated on Sunny’s shoulders.
The weight of Shade’s feelings rested on his.
And I was the glue that would bring them together.
But little did I know, that I would end up falling in love.
With both of them.

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A Thousand Boy Kisses by: Tillie Cole

One kiss lasts a moment. But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime. One boy. One girl. A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade. A bond that neither time nor distance can break. A bond that will last forever. Or so they believe.

When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation? Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.

A stand-alone young adult tearjerker romance, recommended for ages fourteen and up.

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If I’d Known by: Paige P Horne

Time is a thief they say, and if you’re not careful it’ll slip right past you, taking everything you hold dear in this world with it.

It was the summer of 1972 when I first laid eyes on him.

Cynthia Rose probably got more than she bargained for when she came to my door step asking to write about my story.

Our story.

To everyone else Travis Cole was just the bad boy, but to me he was the keeper of my heart and even as time aged us and miles kept us apart, my heart stayed his.

Forever his.

If I’d Known is a phenomenal story based on a love that you only hear about in fairy tales. It’s the kind of love that’s not only unconditional, but unbreakable. Prepare to be swept off your feet as you immerse yourself into the story of Charlotte and Travis, while also going on a journey with three women as they form an unlikely friendship, discovering that without darkness there would be no light.
The friendship in this story is fiction, but the love it holds is as real as you and I.

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Destroyed by: Pepper Winters

She has a secret.

I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated.

I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn’t realized how far I could fall or what I’d have do to get free.

He has a secret.

I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.

I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.

Secrets destroy them.

**Pepper Winters is known for her Dark Erotica. This book is more a Grey Romance. It isn’t fluffy, and still deals with darker subjects, but it isn’t brutal.**

Destroyed is a complicated love story between a man with a terrible past and a woman who holds his cure. A man who finds redemption in love and a woman who loses her heart and reason for living.

Death brings life, and destruction brings new beginnings.

Complete at 144,000 words. No cliffhanger. Stand alone. HEA

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Full Tilt (Full Tilt Duet Book 1) By: Emma Scott

“I would love you forever if I only had the chance…”

Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge–impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch…

Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he’s vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.

Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.

Full Tilt is a story about what it means to love with your whole heart, to sacrifice, to experience terrible grief and soaring joy. To live life with all its beauty, and all its pain, and in the end to be able to smile through tears and know you wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Full Tilt, a contemporary romance, is Book I in the Full Tilt Duet. Book II, All Inis now available.

Goodreads

With Us (Next Generation Book 2) by: JM Walker

A Thousand Boy Kisses by: Tillie Cole

If I’d Known by: Paige P Horne

Destroyed by: Pepper Winters

Full Tilt (Full Tilt Duet book 1) by: Emma Scott

Amazon

With Us (Next Generation Book 2) by: JM Walker

A Thousand Boy Kisses by: Tillie Cole

If I’d Known by: Paige P Horne

Destroyed by: Pepper Winters

Full Tilt (Full Tilt Duet Book 1) by: Emma Scott

About J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

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Professional Inquiries:
I am represented by SBR Media. For inquiries regarding foreign rights, audio, and other media outlets, please contact Stephanie Phillips.
stephanie@sbrmedia.com

About Tillie Cole

Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish, which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved thirty miles north to the ‘Toon’, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. She regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven ‘proper mint’, ‘lush’ years.

Tillie, from a very young age has been part of the theatre community and loves nothing more than to entertain through the mediums of cheerleading, dance, drama and singing (sometimes in the rain). She can also be found in nightclubs around the world imitating her favourite artists alongside her crazy BFF’s – The Teesside Massive – or, sat on the front row at the theatre bopping along to her favourite musical, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show ‘, clad in a only a maids outfit, clutching a bag of rice and sporting a vibrant shade of red lipstick.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, “D’you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book.” Several months later, repeating the same tired line, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and ‘just bloody do it!’ Immediately she set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination. Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!).

After years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or in her dream of pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap, Stetson-wearing cowgirl… Ye-haw!

About Paige P. Horne

Paige P. Horne lives in the small town of Gray Georgia with her husband. The two enjoy traveling every little chance they get and binge watching their favorite shows. When she isn’t creating new characters for her readers to fall in love with, you can find her back porch swinging, engrossed in a good book with her dogs at her feet.

Readers have described her stories as captivating and heartbreakingly beautiful.
Paige pens emotional novels about soulmates and broken love.

About Pepper Winters

Pepper currently has thirty-one books released in nine languages. She’s hit best-seller lists (USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal) thirty-six times. She dabbles in multiple genres, ranging from Dark Romance to Coming of Age.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestseller.

After releasing two books with Grand Central, Hachette (Ruin & Rule and Sin & Suffer) Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work.

For all film and foreign rights please contact Erica Silverman at Trident Media.

Her books include:
Goddess Isles (5 books)
Monsters in the Dark Trilogy 3.5 books)
Indebted Series (6.5 books)
Destroyed (Standalone)
Unseen Messages (Standalone)
Can’t Touch This (Standalone)
Pure Corruption Duet (2 books)
Master of Trickery Duet (2 books)
Dollar Series (5 books)
Truth & Lies Duet (2 books)
Ribbon Duet (2 books)
The Son & His Hope (Standalone)

About Emma Scott

Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in five languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels. Visit www.emmascottwrites.com

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