I’m excited to celebrate the release of Erin Trejo’s of A Hurt So Good
Title: A Hurt So Good Author: Erin Trejo Genre: Dark romance / RH / why choose / Stepbrother Romance Release Date: February 16, 2024
Ayra’s life was perfect. She had a job she loved,
a wonderful boyfriend, and enough money to finally buy her dream home. When he ripped it all away, she had no choice but to go and stay with her mother and her new husband.
As she settles into living in her stepdad’s house,
Ayra is introduced to her three stepbrothers. Even though she’s never had siblings, she’s pretty sure you shouldn’t be lusting after them. As they become closer and their relationships develop, Arya cannot deny her feelings or attraction to them anymore.
This isn’t the first time Denz, Harlon, and Warren
have met a new stepsister. However, it is the first time that one has lit a fire in them, and their protective instincts are out of control. With the three brothers all wanting Ayra, they decide it’s only fair to share her.
When Ayra’s dark past comes knocking, the men in
her life will have to make a decision, one that could change all their lives forever.
Title: In the Shadow of a Dream (Fareview Fairytales, #3) Author: Maci Aurora Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance Release date: January 30th 2024
With the promise of finally learning her mother’s secrets, Brinna Fareview and her family gather together. Only somewhere between the truth and lies, Brinna wakes to find she’s trapped in a space in between the world awake and the nightmares of her family. All of them are asleep. Learning she has the ability to move from dream to dream, Brinna tries to find a way out of the dream world, but she’s stuck, unable to fix what’s ailing her family. But then an unexpected thing happens, Lucian Uraiahs, god of day and light, walks into her dream.
While Lucian decided a long time ago that Brinna Fareview was a blight on his peace, he can’t seem to avoid her. She pops up at every turn, all because his brother is god-yoked to her sister. All Lucian wants is to disappear into the oblivion of the cosmos amidst his shame and guilt, but the unbidden feelings he has for Brinna can’t be contained. When Lucian is stripped of his powers for refusing to bend to his father’s will, he is imprisoned with only his guilt to keep him company. Except when he falls asleep, he dreams of Brinna and somehow becomes the only link to saving her, her family, and his brother from a spell that could destroy them all.
Brinna and Lucian must work together to uncover the secrets they need to break the sleeping spell, but the longer they share their dreams, the more they realize time is against them.
Join the Fareviews in book three of the Fareview Fairytales series, In the Shadow of a Dream, to discover the truth that has them trapped behind the hedge.
Title: Damaged Goods: An Angsty Football Romance (All Saints High Series) Author: L.J. Shen Genre: New Adult, Sports Romance Release Date: January 23, 2024
Bailey Followhill is the perfect daughter. Sweet. Charitable. Pretty. Control freak. Not a hair out of place, not an inch out of line, she is everything her troublemaking sister Daria isn’t. But when her A game turns out to be a lukewarm C- at Juilliard, Bailey’s picture-ready life starts fraying faster than the worn satin ribbons of her pointe shoes. She’s becoming a piece of gossip. The Troubled Child. A drug abuser. No longer the girl her best friend once knew.
Lev Cole is so golden, he’s got the Midas Touch. Prized quarterback. Football captain. Hottest guy in SoCal. A textbook cliché. But with a girlfriend he doesn’t love and a career path he doesn’t value, Lev is coasting. The only two things he cares about―Bailey and becoming a pilot―are out of reach.
But Lev is done being satisfied with the life others have chosen for him. He wants to pick his own cards. To demolish the seamless kingdom of lies his family stitched together on the ruins his mother left behind.
The question is, can he save his best friend and his dream before too much damage is done?
Woah made my sides hurt and my heart melt. Westbrook Elite is one of my fav series by Cambria Hebert, and I know I say this every book, but this one surpassed the last!
The dynamic between the characters Jess and Ben (Kruger) is fantastic, and the situation and character growth give you warm fuzzies. I love the friends-to-lover trope and how Ben and Jess harbor this unrequited love for one another, and Ben makes his move in this most messed up way, both knuckleheaded and endearing.
There were cameos from former spotlight characters, so we could see the entire pack at play, and the compelling interaction is a reminder of why we fell in love with them all so much in the first place.
The world-building of the Westbrook Elite series is amazing, and from Wet to Woah, this series is just LOVE!
Title: WHOA (Westbrook Elite #6) Author: Cambria Hebert Genre: Contemporary Sport Romance Release Date: December 8, 2023
Most people think I’m a moron. In actuality, I’m a man with a plan. It’s one of those three-year plans that takes longer than three years. Still, I’ve been making it happen. Checking off those to-dos and turning them into to-dones. Everything is almost lined up. And then my phone rings. By the time I get to Jess, she’s unconscious and bleeding. My carefully crafted plan blows up in my face. I tell the hospital we’re engaged. We aren’t, but apparently, in that place, you need a permission slip to see your most important, so I do what has to be done. I toss together an epic apology salad for when she opens her eyes, and when she does… She asks me who I am. I’m willing to overlook the insult since, you know, head injury, but then Nurszilla spills the beans on our pending nuptials. And just like that, my friend turns into my fiancé, and I’m not even mad at it. How could I be? Her curves fit in my arms perfectly. Kissing her is like whoa and makes me forget I’m living a lie. I know I have to come clean, but someone dirtier than me is stalking my final girl, and until she remembers who, it’s on me to keep her safe. The closer we get, the guiltier I feel. When all this is over, will she forgive me? Or will everything I’ve done cost me everything I’ve always wanted?
Featuring Author Kat Hausler’s What I Know About July!
Title: What I Know About July Author: Kat Hausler Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Contemporary Women Release Date: October 31, 2023
Simon Kemper, recently out of rehab and experiencing moderate success with his band in Berlin, is haunted by a stalker. July appears at every show, sends numerous postcards to his label, and behaves as if she knows him well. Like she owns him. When she suddenly vanishes after one of his performances, Simon becomes the prime suspect. His initial goal is to clear his name, but as he searches for July, he begins a deeper psychological journey. The threads of July’s disappearance turn out to be tangled into every corner of Simon’s life: a trusted band member, a tenuous new love interest, a resentful ex, and the self he’s supposedly left behind. Narcissistic, insecure, and consummately relatable, Simon is the anti-hero of his own life—trying to want to be better; hoping that’s enough.
Title: Veils and Vampires (Vampires of the Daemonverse #2) Author: Cee Bee Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance Release Date: October 14, 2023
Highlander meets Twilight with a dash of Fifty Shades of Grey in this vampire romantasy…
Caelin MacGregor is an ancient king with a new love
Ages ago, I ruled a clan of vampire raiders. We were allies to the Vikings and enemies of the Rus. That life ended when the bloodkin plague wiped out all our women, including my beloved vampire bride, Elisava. A thousand years have passed. My heart remains empty. Then I see a human woman named Lexa. For the first time in ages, I feel true desire, respect and love. Could Lexa actually be a lost bloodkin lady … or is she a horrible trick from Pyri, the ancient fire goddess of the Rus raiders?
Lexa Uznetsov has a plan
To save my sister, Sash, I took on my father’s debt to Konstantin the Rus, leader of the New York Bratva. As a result, my life became a never-ending (and incredibly illegal) stakeout for the mob. After years of scheming, I’ve finally come up with a solid escape plan: find all three pieces of the infamous Veil Pendant. Once I reassemble this magical item, I’ll have the power to cure my sister … as well as the ability to say buh-bye to Konstantin. Sure, legends warn that reforming the Veil Pendant may bring about some nastiness called Pyri’s doomsday. Yet if it saves Sash, I’m willing to risk anything.
“Veils and Vampires is amazing! It has action and adventure and a little spicy. Enough that it makes you drool and want more. Honestly a totally different take on modern day vampire soulmates. I devoured this book in one sitting.” – Teresa, Goodreads
Vampires of the Daemonverse
1. Violins and Vampires 2. Veils and Vampires 3. Vixens and Vampires
Celebrating the release of Fractured Hearts by D.M. Earl!
Title: Fractured Hearts – Prospect (Grimm Wolves MC #7) Author: D.M. Earl Genre: MC Romance/Romantic Suspense Cover Design: Drue Hoffman @Buoni Amici Press Release: October 20, 2023
DINGO Laughter is the best medicine. I make sure to always deliver the fun and crazy while hiding my pain behind it. It’s who I am and what I do. I also work my butt off for the Grimm Wolves MC brothers, trying to prove myself as more than just a prospect. But even the toughest of the tough need to let loose every now and then. I know that more than anyone after the world of hurt I’ve experienced.
CELEE A chance encounter in a chat room just may be the saving grace I’ve needed all along. My father’s enemies are closing in, and my time just might be running out. Thank God Dingo and his brothers will do anything to keep me safe–even if it means going up against the most vile of criminals around. But the more Dingo tries to protect me, the more I know he’s hurting too.
Can two fractured hearts find a way to heal together?
NOTE: This is book 7 in the Grimm Wolves MC series. It is a standalone however reading the previous books would give you a fuller understanding (back stories, minor characters, etc.) of the series. They are available below to request to review but not required to read before Fractured Hearts.
Also, Running Wild is also suggested to be read prior – as Fractured Hearts begins where this book left off.
Title: Eight Years Gone Author: Cate Beauman Genre: Contemporary, Military Romance Release Date: September 20, 2023
A steamy second chance…
Jagger Tennyson never had it easy, but that all changes when Dr. Steven Evans knocks on his front door. Leaving poverty and hopelessness behind, Jagger creates a life he’s been too afraid to dream of. But tragedy strikes late one night, and everything falls apart. Jagger is forced to walk away, leaving the woman he loves.
Grace Evans grew up with wealth and privilege, but she’s no stranger to loss and pain. When she meets the gorgeous boy from the wrong side of the tracks, everything changes for the better. Grace has never loved anyone the way she loves Jagger. But he vanishes on the night that nearly destroys her.
Eight years later, Jagger comes home, and nothing is how it was supposed to be. Dreams were shattered, and trust was broken, but he wants to make things right. He’ll do whatever it takes to fight for Grace, but proving he still loves her won’t be easy.
When tragedy befalls Grace again, Jagger can help her pick up the pieces. But can Grace forgive the past?
Spotlighting Author Kathe Koja and her new release DARK PARK!
Title: Dark Park Author: Kathe Koja Genre: Speculative Fiction / SciFi / LGBT / Literary Release Date: September 19, 2023
The only thing wilder than a night at the club is the morning after, in Paradise.
DARK FACTORY opened the doors to a reality-bending dance club, an online immersive portal, and the feeling that the whole world is on the brink of something new. DARK PARK takes you there.
DARK PARK follows documentary filmmaker Sergey Kendricks as he tracks Ari Regon and Felix the DJ through the fever and chaos of stardom and celebrity culture, while Max Caspar quests deeper into the unstable gaming landscape of Birds of Paradise: pursued and idolized by fans, acolytes, haters, and schemers, all dazed by beauty and searching for the end of the end of the world. Join us at DarkFactory.club. The story has already begun.