Hey Girl! Check out these new releases from January 4th-10th.
Tempt the Dragon: An Afrofuturist Paranormal Romance (The Legion Book 3) by A.C. Arthur
Aiken and Mel never thought they would see each other again.
Fate, and a brewing war with a vampire army, had other plans.
After the love of his life walked away, powerful half-human, half-dragon Aiken French isn’t about to risk his emotions on a woman ever again. It doesn’t matter that his Drakon beast wholeheartedly disagrees, or that his powers of telekinesis are suffering as a result. He can’t live through that kind of heartbreak again. But with a long-buried vampire stirring, he might not have a choice.
Bounty hunter Mel Kane never wanted a preordained future—she will be in control of her life, not some Drakon beast who supposedly selects her mate for her. She had to leave, even if it just about killed her. But if she’s going to decide her own future, she’ll need to stay alive long enough to see it, which means trusting Aiken with her life, even though she couldn’t trust him with her heart.
With war on the horizon, Aiken and Mel must track down the rogue vampire behind it all. Temptation leads them back into each other’s arms, but even fate isn’t a sure thing when faced with a legion of the undead determined to kill them all.
Book 1: Awaken the Dragon
Book 2: Claim the Dragon
Book 3: Tempt the Dragon
Deeper: Navaya and Xander Tie the Knot (Unexpected Lovers) by Rilzy Adams
There is no greater fairytale than finding an extraordinary love within an extra ordinary world.
– Xander Spencer
Navaya and Xander made the transition from best friends to lovers seamlessly, as if they had been destined to be the love of each other’s life all along. Now they are ready to take the step of becoming one knowing that there is no magic deeper, purer or more fated than their love.
Taming Beast: Urban Fairytales Book 2 by Abiegail Rose
Naval Captain, Triton Sirens thought the worst thing that could happen to him was watching his little sister come into womanhood and get hitched to his best friend. That was until he went back on duty and came face to face with an explosive that left him scarred and without purpose.
Belle is her father’s little girl, even though she’s all grown up and works as a nurse on the Naval’s base. Stuck in the place and getting over a heartbreak, Belle doesn’t think she’s ever really going to be able to spread her wings and fly.
She finds a new patient in Triton and tries to help him see that he’s not the beast that he thinks he is. He can heal on the outside, but only after doing some cleanup on the inside first. An unlikely friendship starts to blossom into an unforeseen love, but old flames and unimpressed fathers may end their love story before it can truly begin to take form.
What I Needed: An Introductory Novelette by Erika B.
Bobbi Jay Mitchell likes to keep things basic. She’s a diner waitress in a small town living an uneventful but content life. Everything is roses until the man who has her by the heart decides they need to cut ties. As if a shattered love wasn’t enough to shift her world view, her uncle, whom she relies on for support, is marrying a woman who adamantly wants Bobbi gone from their home. It would seem every string of her happiness had been picked and pulled until unraveling completely. However, if she can put her fear aside and uncover her eyes, she may find love isn’t lost after all.
Julian Johnson is an entrepreneurial graphic designer. He’s a single father with much on his plate. Still, he tries to make things right with his best friend, particularly when she’s panicked, convinced her life is falling apart. Since keeping it together is what he does, Julian offers up the shoulder his friend so desperately needs, but when the fog of tears clears, and his own heartstrings begin to tug, he finds himself longing to offer a different method of comfort.
Is Bobbi ready to receive the love being offered? Will Julian brave the walls his friend has built in order to win her heart? Or will old hurts demand the lovers settle with friendship?
With Love, The Flower Sisters by Asia Monique
This is our end and also our beginning.
With love, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
the flower sisters. ⠀
*Please note, this is a follow up to the flower sisters six book series. Inside is six short stories, some longer than others, followed by a double wedding.⠀
Promise to Keep it Trill by B. Love
Makayla always knew, with Jason’s lifestyle, he would eventually be murdered or sent to prison for the rest of his life. That was the price most paid when they gave their souls to the streets. When Jason’s crimes finally caught up with him, he made his best friend, Kannon, promise to look after his heart in human form – Makayla. Years pass, and Kannon comfortably rules Jason’s empire… getting close to Makayla and her secret love child in the process.
When Jason finds out he and Makayla conceived a son their last night together, he’s determined to do whatever it takes to regain his freedom – even if that means becoming an informant. That choice puts a target on Jason’s back that forces him and his family to flee. Though Makayla is happy Jason is out, she finds herself struggling between rebuilding a family with him and missing what she had back home with Kannon.
Bodies drop by the dozens in an attempt to lure Jason back home, forcing him to face the consequences of his choices. With Makayla caught up in a love triangle, she has to choose between her past with Jason or the future she saw with Kannon. After love, betrayal, and murder… the trio of friends learn what it really means to keep it trill.
*Please note: This is a 74,000-word URBAN romance standalone.*
Noel: Stay Another Day by Tisha Andrews
Noel Lancaster has been in love with her male best friend, Desmond McBride, forever. They have been glued to the hips as kids only for Desmond to make the biggest mistake of his life, severing the trust and ties they once held. While Desmond chooses to spend the holidays with his love, Noel decides to spend it in Mason with her niece and nephew in tow.
Knight Commodore, prestigious millionaire with a not so happy childhood, despises holidays. He’d rather others enjoy it with their families while he struggles to just get through them one holiday at a time. Unfortunately for him, sister Queen has other plans when she suggests they spend this year’s Christmas together in Mason with hopes of their family growing closer. Knight compromises and gives in but asks that he has some time alone before they come together as a family. Especially when Rayelle, a woman he’s known almost all of his life, reminds him why he can’t let his guard down to trust or love a woman.
When he does, his path crosses with the likes of Noel and the ride takes off hard and fast when they both find a way to turn their personal and family misfortune into a reason to forgive and love.
Catching Love’s Bounty by Wynta Tyme
Lockett Links has been raised to always strive for more. Bred in the beautiful Sundance, IL, the aspiring cartoonist concentrates on setting records and accomplishing goals that will allow her to comfortably love Kable Kuffs.
Though rough around the edges, Kable is set on proving he’s worth more than the Dreary streets he resides on and even more committed to showing Lockett he’s capable of maintaining the life she’s accustomed to. Unfortunately, being pulled between family and friends, savior and savage, may create a wedge too deep to reconcile. Will distance, deceitful parties, and the arrival of smooth businessman, Demetri Fuller, create a bounty for Lockett’s love that Kable can’t afford?
Born to Love U by Genesis
“You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.”– Sam Keen
Kennedy Taylor and Aubrey Grant have been best friends since they were kids. Now, adults, they both face decisions neither of them wants to make.
Kennedy has witnessed relationships fall apart all her life and as a result doesn’t think that being in love is worth it. That is, until she finds love in the most unexpected place. Will her tainted feelings toward love leave her lonely or will she finally find her happiness?
Aubrey is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He is in love with two different women. One he just proposed to and the other, his best friend since birth. How do he navigate his feelings for his fiance when his best friend has professed her own feelings for him. Who will he choose in the end?
Scared to Love (Finding Love Book 2) by DeeAnn
Boncy Waters grew up without anything or anyone to guide her. She spent her childhood in and out of foster homes until she turned eighteen. Immediately, she was thrown out on the streets to fend for herself. At a young age, she learned the skills she needed to survive in this cold, harsh world. With the help of her best friend, Elyse, and Elyse’s husband, Maverick, Boncy can remain on her feet. Life is good and gets better when she meets Gavin Murphy, a successful gym owner who is quickly intrigued by her. He does everything to sweep her off her feet, but Boncy’s past holds her back. Little does she know, Gavin has past secret he wants to share with her. Afraid of how things might change between them, will they allow their pasts to affect their possible future?
Kaine Hall is a selfish man who only lives to please himself. Infidelity strikes his marriage with his wife, Robyn Cavanaugh Hall, leaving Kaine in a situation he should feel bad for, but doesn’t. He enjoys his wrongdoings while Robyn fights for their marriage. Robyn becomes fed up with fighting alone and begins to do things to put herself first. Oblivious to his wife’s feelings, Kaine is forced to deal with the mess he made, but will he successfully clean it up?
Love After Hours: Love After Hours Novella 1 by Abiegail Rose
Shalonda is the owner of Champagne Cupcakery and is just trying to make ends meet. Right when she thinks she’s in the clear with a big order, the client suddenly backs out at the last minute, leaving her at risk of eviction.
William, her landlord, is not known for giving second chances when it comes to his money. But he sees something in Shay that says she needs to be protected, even as she tries to give off Ms. Independent vibes.
Instead of evicting her, he decides to set up a mutually beneficial arrangement—a business after hours networking event. She gets customers for her shop, and he gets potential tenants for his commercial properties.
There’s only one downside. He’s become addicted to both Shay’s cupcakes and her company, leaving him wanting more each time he’s around her.
However, Shay’s been hurt before and is still dealing with an ex who can’t leave well enough alone. She doesn’t think she can open herself up again no matter how handsome or wealthy William is. William thinks he knows just how to change Shay’s mind.
Will is on a mission to prove to Shay that both, love and business can happen after hours.
The Art of Love: Love After Hours Novella 2 by Monique Gresham
Miesha owns the candle shop next door to Shay’s bakery and is grateful for the networking event that has been drumming up more business. Remi drops in one night after an event and is not only taken by Meisha, but her delectable candles. To take her interest to the next level Remi begins ordering candles like crazy just to have Miesha deliver them to her Art Gallery. Each time they encounter one another the chemistry is explosive. Remi is determined to show Miesha just how amazing it is when the art of love takes shape in their lives.
Too Good To Be True: Love After Hours Novella 3 by Sunshyne Regal
Trinity is a beautiful plus size restaurant owner, with a crush on one of her daily customers Zion. She bumps into Zion at one of Shay’s networking events and sparks fly. He’s smart, charming, funny, and drop-dead gorgeous.
The usually confident Trinity becomes awkward and shy. After too many cocktails and one night of pure pleasure, Trinity finds herself in unfamiliar territory. She wants Zion for more than just sex, but she’s afraid their first official meeting might have given him the wrong impression.
How can Trinity turn one night into a lifetime?
Retribution (The Brotherhood Series Book 7) by Vivian Rose Lee
You kept asking for it. Here it is. Suspense… Romance …Surprises… More Surprises.
Award-winning international correspondent Francesca Stratton was always finding herself at the wrong place, wrong time. Her inquisitiveness had gotten more than one story canceled due to dangerous threats. This time she had really stepped into it. Inadvertently, she was now involved in some intrigue that had her running for her life.
Luciano Devechi had many secrets, but one telephone call changed the course of his life. Could he put up with the one woman who may hold the key to his quest? These two take you through a supreme battle that will require the help of many returning characters, as there are many who seek Retribution.
Caught In His Webb (The Love Connection Book 2) by Sean D. Young
Sara Simmons has no desire to go into law or politics, so her brothers will continue the family’s legacy of prestige and honor. Making her mark on the world with high fashion has always been her dream. Taking her shot, she is threatened by a situation that could not only ruin her career, but her family’s reputation. There’s only one person she can run to for help and keep her secret too…Derrick “Spyder” Webb.
Being the man of the house at the age of twelve when his father died unexpectantly, caused Spyder to grow up quickly. It made him a little unforgiving and demanding, but it also made him one of the greatest problem solvers this side of the Mississippi. Now, when people are in trouble, they come to him, but Sara is another story. He’d helped his best friend’s baby sister one night so many years ago. What he didn’t expect, however, was pulling her in his arms to comfort her and feeling things he hasn’t since. Now, she’s older, more mature and gorgeous as hell. The problem is she’s off limits, but lately he can’t deny that her presence makes him want to pull her inside of his web of protection …into his web of desire.
Wish I Never Loved You by Jersey Jones
Regret – feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over
Tulip experienced the biggest heartache one could imagine when she lost her parents at the age of sixteen. After being placed in placed in a home with a brute family member she quickly learns that just because youshare the same blood as someone, doesn’t mean that you can trust them. Upon being reunited with her older sister Dahlia, they form a bond that can’t broken, or can it?
Grady a headstrong, heart broken, alpha male knows how to do everything except treat a woman correctly. After a rocky initial meeting with Tulip, Grady becomes determined to make the off-limits beauty fall for him and fall she did. Little did she know, during that pursuit Grady failed to disclose his true intentions or the fact that he’s hiding two adverse secrets.
It’s easy to overlook the flaws of the one you love, but what happens when those flaws can no longer be ignored. When those flaws are causing you more pain than happiness? Do you stick it out and hold on to the hope that things will change, or do you count your losses and move on?
The Only Gift by Olivia Shaw-Reel
READER DISCRETION ADVISED: This book may contain emotional triggers for certain readers, as there are brief mentions of molestation, child abuse, violence and death in one of the chapters.
After witnessing a federal crime and testifying, Camryn Young is forced into the witness protection program with a new career, new home, and new name. Camryn’s left to fend for herself and start all over again, and accepts that loneliness is her new reality. Never did she expect to encounter a person from her past, a familiar face, in a sea of strangers. Never did she expect to trust and love again…
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