Hey Girl! Check out these new releases from December 3rd-9th.
sugar butter flour love: a novella by Nicole Falls*
There are two things on Earth that Isobel Knight loves above all else—her Gamma Betty and their family bakery, Whisk. When an opportunity presents itself to place Whisk in the national spotlight as well as take home a nice chunk of cash, Isobel is in it to win it!
Travis Coleman is a former professional football player with way too much time on his hands now that he’s been made to retire after injury. Approached with the opportunity to pair up with a hometown baker and compete for the chance to win a hefty donation for his foundation, he’s almost all in. But there’s one little problem…
Travis and Isobel have had friction between them going back to their high school days, but can they set their animosity aside and keep their eyes on the prize? Or will pride keep them from walking away victorious?
A Love Deferred: A Novella by Brookelyn Mosley
What happens when the heart wants what the mind resists?
Cadence Nice went from being an optimistic romantic to a coldhearted commitment-phobe. She convinced herself she was over it, finished, done with searching for a stable relationship after wasting her time with an ex who wasn’t serious.
No longer did she pine for her stomach to flutter with butterflies or her heart to skip a beat for love. In fact, throw the whole Prince Charming away, his white horse, and the storybook happily ever after too.
All she wanted was sex. Just sex, only sex, and with someone she couldn’t love.
She thought she found the perfect placeholder in a man she despised but life has a way with switching things up.
After sleeping with an enemy, her next-door neighbor, Meki Knight, Cadence believed she found bliss in keeping things only physical between them.
She was so wrong.
Cadence adopted her cold exterior with hopes of giving herself a permanent fix for her jaded heart. But she’ll soon learn just what happens when you accidentally find love in a hookup culture.
*Readers are advised to read the short story, “Unsilent Knight,” before reading “A Love Deferred.” “Unsilent Knight” serves as a prelude to this novella. “Unsilent Knight” is available for download here on Amazon!
Falling for a Black Billionaire 2 by Bianca
Trevor makes me sick to my stomach. He thinks that women are supposed to grovel at his feet, but not me, Lawrynn Barksdale, Esq.
Sure, we may have gotten drunk and had a one-night stand after my best friend’s reception, but that was a first and last time thing. However, I do have eyes for his cousin, and surely, he can take my mind off the arrogant billionaire.
Lawrynn wasn’t my type at all, which is why I needed alcohol to sleep with her the first time. After that slip-up, I had to find someone to settle down with quick, and my old fling, Jasmine Lovelace, would have to do. I know Lawrynn is trying to make me jealous by getting with my cousin, but that’s only going to last for so long. Again, I am NOT jealous.
Emotionless (Galleria Sisters Book 1) by Jahquel J.
Galleria Stores is a huge chain of stores owned by Paul Galleria. Everyone who is anyone in Atlanta knows the Galleria family and their influence in Atlanta. Paul has three daughters – Jade, Kharisma & Happy Galleria. This is Happy’s story.
Twenty-nine-year-old Happy Galleria is unhappy with the way her life is going. Her life plans were to be married, excelling in her career, and pregnant with her first child. However, her boyfriend, Phil, has other plans. Trying to make partner at his law firm, his plans don’t include a family, marriage or setting roots anytime soon. Happy has always been good with remaining emotionless, but will her emotions start to show once Phil ignores her pleas for wanting more in their relationship?
While rushing to her gate for her birthday trip to Bora Bora that her sister surprised her with, Happy bumps into a man – literally. Peeved that the man has delayed her from making her flight, she yells, curses and continues to her gate.
That man is her pilot. Colt Wright is a pilot who has worked himself from the ground up and has just moved his family from New York to Atlanta to work with a top airline. A single father to a ten-year-old girl, and trying to keep his eye on his aging mother, Colt Wright doesn’t have time for small talk. After losing his child’s mother to cancer, he wants more than casual talk or one night stands. He wants a woman – the Wright woman.
These two cross paths and nothing may remain the same. Happy has baggage, but Colt is used to dealing with baggage, being a pilot and all. Will Happy remain Emotionless?
Temptations (Moore to Love Novella Series Book 3) by Celeste Granger
Tempestt Moore, respected curator for a highly successful museum in Atlanta, needed a fantasy when her own love life flatlined. She’d been with Samuel for a few years. He was good to her, provided for her. There was obligatory love but no excitement. Tempestt found that and more at Masquerade.
Although real estate mogul, Xavier Malone, was one of the most desired bachelors in Atlanta, he spent most of his time managing his passion project, Masquerade. He was all about business until she walked in. Xavier was instantly drawn to her, like a moth to a flame, but his own past held him back and kept him from pursuing the object of his desire.
Can a clandestine encounter truly be a brush with destiny?
Find out in Temptations, Book 3 in the Moore to Love Novella Series. This is a standalone novella with a high heat index.
Gourmet by Cheryl Robinson
Meet Amillion Williams, a plus-size woman turning forty who is in a dead-end relationship and hates her job just as much as she detests her thunder thighs. With the holidays approaching, she plans sweeping changes in her life. None involve losing weight. She’s already fought and lost that battle too many times to count. First on her agenda is spending Christmas with family, binge eating on barbecue and Lily Cheesecake.
Then, things begin to look up when she starts a blog that brings together her two loves: writing and eating. While reviewing an upscale restaurant in Houston and enjoying a meal alone, she encounters Everett, who is too good looking to be trusted, and besides, he drinks and smokes.
A simple exchange of phone numbers, which she assumes will go nowhere, takes them outside of the boxes they’ve been trapped in for years. Both yearn to be loved in a particular way, without walls or strings, and they may have just found it.
5 Dates (Crimson Nights Book 1) by Keina Daniece
Natasha Cambridge was moving home this holiday season for two reasons—to be closer to her family and to finally get back with her one true love, Chris Thomas. There was only one problem; he was getting married in three weeks. This left Natasha with little time to prove to Chris that she was the one that he still loved. So she made a proposition—go on five dates with her. That was all she needed to show him that she still held his heart.
Chris was devastated when Natasha turned down his marriage proposal two years ago but he managed to move on and was now just weeks away from his impending wedding. So, he frankly didn’t care what Natasha proposed, it was going to take a lot more than five dates for him to forgive her.
Just when he thought he could let go of the past and forgive Natasha for the hurt she caused, there was another secret lurking that was proving to be far more unforgivable.
Unconventional Love (Secrets, Love, & Betrayal) by Angel de’ Amor
Toni Briggs, Chief Editor for Dynasty Magazine, couldn’t wait for her big birthday bash in Jamaica. A little relaxation and some vitamin D is just what she needs to get over the fact that this same time a year ago she was dumped by her boyfriend of six years. The last thing she expects while sunbathing on the beach is for a set of glistening eight-pack-abs to block her view of the sunlight. As she struggles to bring her eyes to the face of the man in question, she gives a silent prayer that her dark shades are concealing the shock written across her face. She’d know that smirk anywhere. Josh Drake in the flesh.
Ever since the night he spent with Toni last year, traveling model Josh Drake hasn’t been able to get her off his mind. He dreaded the night he walked out of her hotel room. When he spots a pair of luscious cocoa-colored thighs on a beach in Jamaica, he feels as if fate is giving him another opportunity to see her again. But first, he needs to tear down the ice mountain, Toni has built around her heart. But one thing Josh knows is even Mt. Everest don’t stand a chance when fate has other plans.
Married Life Part 1 (KD Saga) by Nyari Jones
Kevin and Dionne love each other more than either of them is ready to accept. The lovers meet in middle school and remain in some form of a relationship from this point until their late thirties. Can their love outlast the hurt and the other people that each has implemented into their relationship? Both of them set out on a journey to discover how to go from friends with benefits to living the married life. The question is can a love based on just that love at its basic level outlast the complexity of lifelong commitments? This story takes a look at the deceit, lies, and journey back to love between the two young lovers as they grow older together and apart.
Until the Wheels Fall Off… Again by Kay Shanee
For the first time in his life, Bishop found himself falling in love and he believes the feeling is mutual. All of that changes quickly and he’s left trying to sort out his feelings. But when he thinks he’s lost Hazel for good, will he put his pride aside
and forgive her?
You saw the budding romance of Hazel and Bishop as they began their love story in part one. As Bishop continues his quest to capture Hazel’s heart, it’s easy to see that love is on the horizon. Until Hazel does something that knocks Bishop off his feet and puts their relationship at risk. Will he give her a chance to redeem herself or will he throw up the deuces
and move on?
Karizma and Taylen’s relationship has been nothing but drama since the day they met. With the many obstacles that continue to follow them, some might say they weren’t meant to be. Will they continue to fight for their love or will it all just prove to be too much for these young lovers to deal with?
Find out if these couples will ride for each other until the wheels fall off…again.
You Could do Damage by C. Monet
“We mature with the damage, not with the years.” -Unknown
Dahlia Sparks has suffered enough within her twenty-two years on earth. Big sister and guardian of her family, she is thrown to the world without a harness, no guidance, and no help. Dahlia is not afraid to get her hands dirty or do the unthinkable to make sure her and her sister aren’t separated.
Love is foreign and get it by any means reigns supreme for her. Raising her sister was her only concern, but as her sister Deja prepares to set sail on her own journey, Dahlia is forced to focus on picking up the pieces and finding her own way.
What was supposed to be a favor for his little brother turns into so much more as Ty’Key spends time peeling back the layers of Dahlia Starks. Ty’ Key Patterson is handsome, strong, and willing to suffer the catastrophe of any damage Dahlia brings his way as long as she is.
Both alike in so many ways, they run into different situations that could not only damage them personally but damage a long-standing friendship. Will they be able to clean up the damage or crumble like ashes scattered amongst the rubbish?
If I Was Your Best Friend: A Novella by Lucinda John
At a young age, Yssa was forced to use what she got to get what she wanted. Nothing in life was handed to her, she had to work for it. Although she was smart academically none of that mattered, school wasn’t an option, bills had to be paid. Using her doting eyes, alluring smile, and firm back side, Yssa was determined to keep a roof over her head, food in her stomach and clothes on her back. When life takes a sharp right turn she finds herself running into Pierre.
Pierre wasn’t your typical guy. With a hardworking single mother his priority was school and sports. Being skilled in multiple sports landed him opportunities that would have him set for life, until he meets her. The moment his eyes met Yssa, the hood chick with the ‘around the way girl’ persona, he falls in love. Determined to help her out of her bind, Pierre goes out of his way to make Yssa see herself for the queen she truly is. He loves her, breathes her, cherishes her; however, in Yssa eyes he’s just her best friend.
Pierre isn’t Yssa typical pick in guys, she was a hood chick that craved that hood love. He was too well mannered, too attentive, too motivating, too good for her tainted soul. Pierre’s good boy ways was only enough to earn him a seat in the friend zone, where Yssa felt he was safe. When unfortunate events separate the two Yssa is forced to reevaluate herself and the choices she’s made; however, her revaluations may be a little too late.
Janine: His True Alpha (Wolves of West Texas Book 1) by Chencia C. Higgins
Janine was raised to be a passive and obedient wolf shifter and to always put the will of The Elders before her own—a will that she never questioned until the one day she was instructed to become the mate of a man she didn’t love, and who didn’t love her. Fed up with rules and obligations, she left everything she knew behind and headed out west. She arrived in West Texas with the expectation of getting a fresh start as a new woman with no one to answer to but herself. What she didn’t expect was to discover secrets big enough to tilt her world and people she would be willing to kill for because of them.
Langston always knew he would be the next True Alpha of his pack, but when his father died, Langston’s premature promotion had him unsure about his path. With the weight of the pack on his shoulders and a thriving urban ranching community in West Texas to oversee, the last thing on Langston’s mind is finding a mate. Of course, trouble always finds you when you’re not looking for it and in blows a woman who shakes up his pack and knocks him off his feet. Her zeal amazes him and soon the pull between them is undeniable. Will succumbing to the desires of his wolf prove to be the right move or turn out to be fruitless?
Exclusive Affair by Marie Nash
Monte Crawford kept a watchful eye on Alisa’s friend, Shari Morgan. Shari was a beautiful woman and just his type. He had to get with her. He noticed that she kept looking at him, too. Oh yeah, she wanted him too. Shari was the wedding planner, so he hadn’t been able to get close to her all evening. She had been busy making sure everything was running smoothly. He had to catch her alone so he could talk to her. Monte hadn’t been with a woman in a while. Shari would fit the bill rather nicely. He didn’t do relationships, but he wanted to spend the night with her.
Opportunity knocks. Shari was headed to the bartender for the night to get another glass of wine.
Shari shuddered. The scent of Monte’s cologne reached her before he appeared beside her. She had already been-forewarned about him from Alisa. He was a nice guy but a guy who loves lots of women. She had noticed all the heated looks he’s been giving her all evening. She was wondering when he would make his move.
Shari thanked the bartender for her drink and took a sip. Delicious. She moaned and closed her eyes for a moment. Whoever chose the wine must be a connoisseur. She loved a good glass of wine, and this was one of the best she had ever tasted.
“I’m envious of that wine.”
Shari opened her eyes and turned towards him. Excuse me?”
“That wine must be pretty good to get that kind of reaction from you.”
“It is.” She glanced around the room. “Have you seen Michael and Alisa? It’s getting late. The guests are going to start leaving soon. They seem to have disappeared.”
Monte chuckled. “I think they wanted some alone time.”
Shari rolled her eyes. “Those two. In a couple of days, they will be on their honeymoon. They can have all the alone time they want.”
He grinned. “I know but true love and all that.” His eyes ran up and down her body. He couldn’t wait to get his hands on all those curves. It would be an experience neither one of them would ever forget. He hadn’t been this excited about making love to a woman in a very long time. The powerful attraction between them was a strong magnet he couldn’t ignore.
Shari took a quick sip of her wine and cleared her throat. Thank you, God. People were leaving so she had the perfect excuse to get out of this awkward conversation. “Please excuse me. I see some people I want to say goodbye to before they leave. I still have lots to do. See you at the wedding tomorrow.”
“Hold on a minute. What are you doing after you finish here?”
“Not that’s it’s any of your business, but I’m going home.”
Monte rubbed his chin. “I have a better idea. Why don’t we get together for a drink? Whatever we do after that will be up to you.”
Shari removed his hand from her arm and stepped back. “Really? Are you just going to approach me like that? You don’t even know me. I suppose at the end of this get together we end up at my place? I don’t think so. Sorry, Casanova. You’re going to have to find someone else to scratch that itch.”
All I’m proposing is that we spend the night together. I’m attracted to you, and I know you’re attracted to me. Why can’t we explore that attraction?”
“You are some piece of work. I like having fun just like the next person. That doesn’t mean that I sleep with every man I meet. Certainly not with a stranger. You must think that you’re some hot stuff. I don’t know how you made it through the door with that over-inflated ego. I have news for you. You’re not that hot!
“That was a long speech to say no. However, it’s your loss. I’m staying with Mike, temporarily. Let me know if you change your mind.”
“Don’t hold your breath.”