Hey Girl! Check out these new releases from October 17th-23rd.
Lost In London (In Secrets We Trust Book 10) by Chelsea Maria
Do you know me?
Do you know anything about me besides my name?
Beyond the curve of my hips, the dip in my back, and the fullness of my lips, do you know me?
I was once a lavish rose dolled up in the finest couture and dripped in diamonds.
Do you know me now?
Once upon a time, I fell in love with this warm and sultry fragrance. A floral blend of deception and lies mixed with spices of betrayal and envy. Its aroma subdued me into a state of disbelief and naivety. Wearing the zesty scent brought counterfeit lovers to my yard. Their corruption and my desperation for love turned my garden into an empty space of dead weeds.
When it felt like the vines of death were going to release their poison and take my last breath away a gardener with an attraction to my pain came and turned the hollowness in my chest into nurtured soil and planted seeds of purpose.
No matter the heavy amount of cement trying to stop my rose from blooming, it couldn’t. A rose is still a rose – beautiful and timeless – and I’m still London Nicole Carter.
This is my story.
Bash: Wolf Warriors MC by K.C. Mills
Bash & Cambri
“If you’re going to give your heart to someone, make sure they’re a rider.”
-Wolf Warriors MC
Wicked Nights: A Hallow Weeny Story (Crown & Fire Series Book 1) by Aja
Phoenix always had one wish for her birthday, and it was to have one night to show Reign she was more than his best friend’s little sister. She had made this wish for many years, and each one went ungranted. But this year’s birthday wish might just come true and be deliciously wicked.
Don’t Fight The Feeling (The Berotte Family Book 7) by Monica Walters
Dexter Dent, Junior, affectionately called DJ by everyone who knows him, has been ready to abandon the single life for a while now. His adolescent and entire adult life has always been about making sure his mother and brother were taken care of. Now that his mom is happy and living her life with his new stepfather, Sheldon Berotte, he’s ready to find that same happiness that only a woman can bring and that all his bonus siblings seem to have already found. That process proves to be tedious trying to find a diamond in a cesspool, but DJ is up for the challenge.
Single mother of two and divorcée, Shavozz Simpson, is still reeling from the effects of her now defunct marriage. She constantly blames herself for choosing the wrong man and not listening to warnings from those close to her. The next man will have to suffer through rigorous testing, because she refuses to be stubbornly naïve and fall for another man like her ex-husband. It doesn’t help that her friend instigates chaos by bringing drama and allegations to her doorstep at every turn.
DJ is smitten the day he lays eyes on Shavozz, but he realizes the conquest isn’t going to be as easy as he originally perceived. Shavozz knows in her heart that DJ is the man for her after a short while and that possibility causes fear to infiltrate her mind, sabotaging the mere idea that a man could care so much for her. Can she release her past failures in relationships so she can be free to love DJ, or will she allow them to cripple even the possibility? Will DJ’s love be able to weather the storm in hopes of seeing a rainbow?
Bookmarked by Bella Jay
What if your soon-to-be ex-husband invited you on a divorcemoon, five nights at your bucket list baecation spot for one last hoorah before you go your separate ways? Would you go?
Somebody’s Wife by Robbi Renee
“Jemma had me at hello… but she was somebody’s wife.”
Dr. Ezekiel Green is ready to make a fresh start in a new city after the divorce from his high school sweetheart. What was supposed to be a professional business dinner with a future colleague quickly transformed into a love at first sight encounter… or so he thought. Dr. Jemma Holiday was spirited, brilliant, beautiful, and another man’s wife.
“Doesn’t he know I’m somebody’s wife? Does he care? Shit… do I care?”
Dr. Jemma Holiday had the perfect life, love, marriage, and family in the public’s eye. But behind closed doors, betrayal and mundane monotony were suffocating. A marriage of situational necessity. What was supposed to be a pleasurable evening out with her sorority sisters, abruptly transitioned to the one-night stand of her dreams… or so she thought.
What’s the worst that could happen?
Worth It (Sisters & Serendipity Book 1) by Lady Marie
The last thing that Makayla Michaels is looking for right now is love. She’s too busy working to secure her promotion to editor-in-chief of Divine Mahogany Magazine. Unfortunately, she can’t quite seem to make her family understand that. With her mother’s wedding just around the corner, she’s suddenly in need of the very thing she’s been trying to avoid: a boyfriend.
Enter Reggie Johnson.
Reggie’s finally taking a break from traveling the world to plant roots in his hometown. When he agreed to go out with Makayla, he never thought it’d end with her asking him to be her fake boyfriend, especially when she played him to the left after their first date. Maybe desperate times really do call for desperate measures.
Reggie agrees to Makayla’s plan, but he has one of his own. For every fake date they go on with her family, Makayla agrees to let him take her on a real one. It’s just unconventional enough to work. Besides, what’s the worst that can happen? It’s not like she’s in any danger of falling in love for real… right?
Holding Back the Years by Kasha Thompson
Every great love starts with a story.
Seraphina Jacobs is a smart, inquisitive writer who, after financial difficulties and a failed relationship, finds herself back in her childhood home with her overprotective parents as landlords. She now spends her days working at the local newspaper and her nights watching Jeopardy with her parents on the couch. Seraphina is stuck in a well-worn rut. The only bright spot in her weeks are the Sunday visits with her grandfather, and listening to his stories about yesteryear.
August Gardner is tired. Tired of being dismissed by his five older sisters. After losing the battle to keep his mother out of an “old folks’ home,” he decides to move back to Michigan, hoping he can rescue his mother from a lifetime of bingo nights and magic shows. But to do that he needs to get his career on track, and he’s putting all his eggs in one basket by opening his own auto repair shop.
When Seraphina and August meet, what started out as a much-needed one-night stand turns into something neither of them expected. The two are falling for one another. But when Seraphina stumbles onto a big secret, it could stop the giddy free fall, sending them crashing to the ground. They say the truth can set you free but the truth also has the power to tear you apart.
Ready to Mingle : An Erotic Short Story (The KS Lounge Book 2) by J. Nichole
In the KS Lounge, identities are hidden, names are never shared, but desires are met.
Warren had the long courtship and beautiful marriage. After his divorce, he wasn’t interested in the pleasantries needed to get what he ultimately wanted. He wanted his pleasures fulfilled—and that was all.
Kia was tired of dating random guys, but never getting to the ‘I do.’ She decided if she wasn’t going to have that, she might as well skip the relationship and have her desires met instead.
She shared a night with him, and everything about him had her wanting to scream his name—but that was forbidden.
Ready to Mingle is an erotic romance with mature themes and content that may not be suitable for all audiences.
Summertime Shootout: Trappin’ Through The Snow Spin-Off by BriAnn Danae
The secret child.
The menace to society.
The chosen one.
Following a chilling winter of revelations and newfound relationships, sunshine breaks through, and Koya Priest finds herself basking in its rays. Before truly enjoying them, dark clouds warn her of a brewing storm. When one lie turns into two, she finds herself going against everything she knows is morally wrong. Coming to terms with what she didn’t want to accept, the fearless beauty despises that she may be more like her father, Duke, than she realized.
Having been referred to as intimidating and downright ruthless, Parish Sneauxdoesn’t let the opinion of others worry him. He is who he is and stands on that. Wickedly handsome and a force in the streets, he’s accustomed to getting whatever he wants. Parish makes no exceptions regarding his respect, family, and the gang. That’s until he gets a rude awakening from the same streets he vowed not to let be his demise.
Determined and focused as ever, Vezzo Fallago is preparing to enter his sophomore year and dominate on the court. With hoop dreams to go far, the reality of where he comes from quickly checks him. Boys like Vezzo weren’t supposed to make it out of the hood. They weren’t expected to be more than what some parts of society saw them as. So, when an opportunity arises for him to go beyond the Eastside, Vezzo takes it, unaware of the consequences.
In this coming-of-age urban romance tale, morals are tested, loyalty is questioned, and boundaries get crossed in the worst way. Summer is the hottest season of the year, but this one will be the coldest one ever.
When Secrets Collide by Kimberly Brown
“Do nothing secretly; for Time sees and hears all things and discloses all.” –Sophocles Sparks
That’s what Ashanti Marshall felt the moment she was introduced to Nolan Adams. He was forbidden and so was she, yet their need to indulge in one another surpassed all common sense. They found themselves entrapped in a bubble created just for them, hidden from the world around them.
When Nolan grows tired of having to hide their love, he pleads with Ashanti to set them free. She’s hesitant, knowing that once they reveal their truth, things would never be the same. Against her better judgment, she agrees to come clean to their families. The problem is, Ashanti and Nolan aren’t the only ones holding on to secrets.
With their truth finally spoken, Ashanti and Nolan learn a family secret that would break them apart for good. The problem with secrets is, once one comes out, the rest is soon to follow. In a world now filled with turmoil, can Nolan and Ashanti fight to stay together, or does one secret prove to be the end all?
To Catch a Catfish: A Love, Lies and Catfish Novel (The Love, Lies and Catfish Series Book 1) by Joi Jackson
After a failed engagement, London Lewis is back in her childhood home living with her father and his new evil cat. She’s working at her cousin’s company, a firm devoted to investigating online mates and weeding out the catfish, and has just been promoted to a position where she will deal directly with clients. Her first client, Donovan Willis, is convinced his grandmother’s new love is a catfish out to scam her.
Donovan Willis knows his grandmother has a secret new love. Who is this man that has her checking her phone all the time and what does he want from her? Determined to get to the truth, he hires Expose and meets London. She intrigues him but she also exposes family secrets that are better left buried.
They are instantly attracted to each other but shouldn’t cross that investigator/client line, should they?
I Crave For You by Miy
Both creators, Sydnee and Kendrick have prioritized their crafts over everything else. With Sydnee being an aspiring writer and Kendrick vowing to only work for himself, they’ve both had their share of giving their all, to get nothing in return. Not to mention, Sydnee has never had a partner who forced her to love herself first. However, when they meet and lock eyes for the first time, their entire streak of bad luck comes to an abrupt halt. Using the art they create so well, can they learn to love each other the way they require? Or are they doomed to live the same loveless relationships forever?
Forever In a Knight by J. Ryenae
Autumn Simone Knight is a beautiful and intelligent twenty-six-year-old woman who wants more out of life than just to let her King Pin father take care of her. After her mother’s passing, she became a Nurse practitioner and saw that as a way to break free from the drug life, her father was beginning to make a lifestyle. Leaving Miami and now residing in Tampa, she was ready to start her drama-free lifestyle until she met tall, dark, and handsome Trevor.
Trevor Harris, better known as Smoov in the streets, is a Tampa native who works for one of the most prominent Cartel leaders in the South. Now that he is older, he knows the cartel drug game is no longer the lifestyle he desires. Walking away from the cartel is never an option; Trevor knows he needs to devise the perfect escape plan. With new endeavors in mind, he still lacks that sense of passion in his life until he meets Autumn.
The spark between Autumn and Trevor is undeniable; however, when their two worlds collide, unexpected things happen to Autumn, uncovering secrets and lies. Will Trevor risk his life and everything he has known to save her?
Sometimes the Truth Hurts by Meka P.
What happens when you give your significant other a hall pass for one night only to do whatever and whoever they want?
Callie Emerson is growing tired of her boring sex life with her husband, Jamison. Callie and Jamison have been married for over 15 years and have four beautiful children together. Callie has been struggling with trying to find a way to tell Jamison that she wants to spice up their sex life and decides to do something that she never considered doing before, sleeping with a man outside of her husband. Jamison thinks the hall pass is a stupid idea, but after a long and heated argument with Callie, he realizes that maybe the hall pass will bring them closer together.
Things take an unexpected turn the night of the hall pass for both Callie and Jamison. Lies, betrayal, and secrets are exposed as the couple tries to figure if they should stay together. Callie might have open a pandora’s box she was not ready to handle. Jamison might not be ready to deal with the aftermath of what is to come with the hall pass. The Emersons are about to go on a ride that will change the trajectory of their marriage forever.
Pieces of My Peace by Mel Dau
FOR ANALISE WILLOW, LIFE HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN EASY OR FAIR. ONE THING ABOUT A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH THOUGH, IT’S ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE THAT PRESSURE TO SHINE. HER FOCUS IN LIFE IS TAKING CARE OF HERSELF AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HER DAUGHTER. AFTER HER OWN MOTHER TURNED HER BACK ON HER AND A CHILD’S FATHER THAT HELD SECRETS TO HIS GRAVE, SHE KNEW IT WAS HER RESPONSIBILITY TO PULL THE PIECES TOGETHER TO ENSURE SHE HAD HER PEACE. WHATHAPPENS WHEN A MOVE TO A NEW CITY EXPOSES HER TO NEW PRESSURES THAT JUST MIGHT SHINE UP THAT DIAMOND FASTER THAN SHE ANTICIPATED? WILL SHE BE ABLE TO SEE THE PIECES FOR WHAT THEY ARE AND ACCEPT THAT THESE PIECES ARE ALL A PART OF HER PEACE DIAMOND?
CADE BRIGGS JUNIOR HAS LIVED A CHARMED LIFE FOR THE MOST PART. HIS LIFE HAD BEEN A FAIRYTALE FOR AS LONG AS HE COULD REMEMBER, BUT EVERY FAIRYTALE HAS ITS VILLAIN. WHEN A DETRIMENTAL LIFE EVENT EXPOSES THAT HIS VILLAIN IS CLOSER THAN HE EVER THOUGHT, WILL HE BE ABLE TO PULL HIMSELF FROM UNDER THE SPELL? ONCE THE SPELL IS BROKEN THE PIECES OF HIS PEACE ARE SCATTERED AND HE’S NOT SURE WHERE THEY ARE OR HOW TO RETRIEVE THEM. ONE DAY OF SLIGHT CONFUSION WILL START LINING UP HIS PIECES LEADING HIM ON A NEW TRAIL THAT JUST MIGHT LEAD HIM TO HIS TRUE PEACE. WILL HE BE READY TO PICK UP THE PIECES TO BEGIN ASSEMBLING HIS PEACE TO TRULY LIFE THE FAIRYTALE HE DESERVES?
COME ENJOY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE PUZZLE PIECES THAT WILL GIVE A CLEAR PICTURE OF TRUE PEACE IN THIS LOVE STORY IN PIECES OF MY PEACE.
A Timeless Love by Shanel
Time seemed to stand still for Abigail, aka Abby, while growing up in Crescent City, Florida. She wanted out. She wanted to experience the world outside of her small hometown. As soon as Abby was able, she went on to live her life, experiencing college in Texas, then furthering her career in the always sunny Southern California. The one thing she missed while broadening her horizons was her best friend Kendrick. He was Abby’s confidant…her rock.
Kendrick always wanted the best for Abby. He wanted her to be happy. So, while his feelings for her ran deep, he knew he needed to let her fly. The best friend role would just have to be good enough for him. Staying in Crescent City, so far away from Abby, hurt, but it was his home.
When tragedy strikes, Kendrick and Abby end up back in one another’s presence. With emotions on high, and buried feelings coming to the surface, it seems as though their love for one another was placed in a time capsule. No amount of time or distance could break Kendrick and Abby’s connection. It was as if it were being preserved for the right moment. However, the right moment may not be what either of them expects. The universe controls more than just time; it also dictates our fate, which is inevitable and unpredictable. Fate, can also sometimes, be heartbreaking.
One Still Ain’t Enough (The Enough Series Book 2) by Mo Flames
It all started with a forbidden love. Now everything has become so much more complicated…
When Desiree gets caught between her lovers, Troy and Derrik, she makes the decision in haste and leaves them standing in the middle of her living room. In the midst of her deception being exposed, Desiree finds out she is pregnant. Unsure which of the friends is the father, she was desperate to put some space between herself and her problems; to clear her mind of betrayals and the men who put her in this predicament.
On the same day, she runs into her old flame, Aaron. Undoubtedly, the attraction between them is not dead, but she knows she can’t go through with it. She can’t sleep with Aaron as long as she is carrying another man’s baby, no matter how much his body beacons hers. Still, Aaron is not willing to go away quietly and might be more trouble than she bargains for.
Desiree knows her heart belongs to Derrik, but with so many secrets and lies swirling around her, can she ever hope to build a future with him?
How can Desiree escape her past when it keeps returning to haunt her?
Damien’s Forbidden Fruit: Seven Giants Series: Book Five by MzSassytheAuthor
Baseball player Damien Storm has never acted on his secret attraction for Shannon. Between the closeness of their families, Shannon being the cousin to his best friend, Dominic, and warnings from his father, she was a dream he could never hope for.
A death bed promise exposes Damien’s secret and forces him to accept the fact that a relationship with Shannon might be inevitable. Breaking down her icy walls and proving to her that he is serious will be a task like nothing he’s ever had to face before.
Public Relations Manager Shannon Blake Walden still grieves the loss of her parents and grandparents. Thriving in her career but stagnant in her relationships, she fears loving people and losing them.
Shannon has never looked at Damien as anything other than her cousin’s best friend. However, not wanting to be the proverbial third wheel over the holidays with her cousin and his wife, Shannon accepts an invitation to a much needed vacation with Damien to Italy, ultimately changing the dynamic of their relationship.
Can Damien keep his promise and win the heart of the woman he truly wants? Will Shannon discover if the fear of loss outweighs the risk of love?
This is book Five in the Seven Giants Series. It can be read as a standalone but it is strongly recommended that Dominic’s Mysterious Bridesmaid and Donnell’s Sultry Treat are read before.
A Soldier’s Curvy Mission: (Curves on Demand) by J. Shanee Byers
Sergeant first class David Armstrong has dedicated his life to serving his country. Joining the Army right after high school, he has worked his way up the ranks. Now settled at his new duty station, Fort Hood, Texas, Sgt. Armstrong realizes he has given so much time and energy into his career that he has missed the chance to pursue love.
Anise Cole is back in her hometown and can’t wait to get together with friends and family. While getting her home in order, she decides to go to the mall. David is there, doing some shopping of his own. He sees Anise, and the world stops spinning on its axis. He is instantly smitten by her smile and can’t take his eyes off her. Anise feels David’s piercing gaze raking over her. When their eyes finally meet their chance for acquaintance is cut short. Fate gives David a second chance when he sees Anise once again. It’s an opportunity David won’t let slip away.
Nasir: An Emotional Scars, Bodyguard, Romantic Suspense:TN Seal Security Book 2 by Chiquita Dennie
Enjoy this steamy former Navy SEAL turned bodyguard romance….
Cyrah is used to the limelight; people fall at her feet to be next to her at events. When she becomes entangled in a major public incident because of her ex, she stumbles onto a bigger conspiracy with deadly intentions.
Navy Seal Nasir has dealt with his share of high-profile clients, but when he protects a high-value target from a sniper’s bullet, he finds himself in the middle of an Assassin terror plot.
Now, he feels compelled to keep Cyrah safe. The only question is, will the fiercely independent and outspoken actress accept his help?
Nasir is the second standalone in an interconnected TN Seal Security series. If you’re looking for a damsel in distress, hatetolove, emotional scares, celebrity, bodyguard, suspenseful steamy romance, you’ll love Nasir.
The Day I Said Yes by Pamela Campbell
Davena Gold is a smart successful businesswoman. She loves her single life. She’s never had a boyfriend and wasn’t looking for one. She never dated a man more than twice to keep them from getting close to her. But that all changed when she met Cedric Banks.
Cedric’s heart has been closed off to love after his ex-fiancé canceled their wedding a month before they were supposed to walk down the aisle. After getting past the hurt and rejection, he stayed focused on building his business and stayed clear of relationships.
The passion between the two is hard to ignore. As hard as Davena tried to fight it, she ends up falling in love with Cedric.
As their wedding day approaches, will they make it to the altar despite their past experiences and fears of being hurt? Will they choose love?
If there are any new releases that we missed, feel free to send them our way and we will add them ASAP!
You all need to check this list out. I’ve read most of the books on the list and can recommend them.. I have the others on my to read this week list..