Hey Girl! Check out these new releases from October 19th-25th.
Loving MAN by Bailey West
The week of the culinary conference was Xander Northcott’s time to shine. Fresh out of a long-term relationship, he cemented his newly single status by accepting Piper Andrews’s invitation back to her room that first night. It was all fun and games until a few months later, when he received a phone call from the woman he barely knew.
She was pregnant—with his child.
Heralded as a culinary savant, Angel Saint Rose studied alongside the world’s best Chocolatiers. It wasn’t just a job for her. When honing her skills with chocolate confections, she was in her element—until she received a phone call that changed her life.
And killed her passion.
When Xander and Angel’s roads converge, can they call on each other to help find their way back?
Costume Cutty (Boos & Booze Book 1) by Chencia C. Higgins
You’re invited to the Sapphire Springs annual Fall Festival. Two days packed with activities for residents and guests alike; an adults-only costume ball on Saturday night, and family friendly carnival on Sunday. RSVP to join us for opulent fun.
For the first time in her life Dionne Austin has been looking forward to Halloween all summer. The annual Fall Festival in Sapphire Springs was legendary, and by a sheer stroke of luck, her event planning company was tapped to organize the costume ball. An event of this magnitude is a major step for her career, and has her on a cloud so high that no one could dampen her spirits, not even her fool of an ex who never supported her dreams. When weird, inexplicable things begin happening, Dionne is torn between her superstitions and remaining professional, and the extra attention from her ex’s neighbor isn’t helping.
Don’t Let Go (Free Your Mind Book 1) by Chelle Ramsey
After a relationship full of lies and pain that resulted in loss, coffee shop owner, Calista Walker is disillusioned about the virtues of love. She’s accustomed to the attention men pay her, but she’s skilled in the game of avoidance. When a stranger walks into her coffee shop and makes it his mission to get his daily dose of her, she finds herself sliding down that slippery slope once again.
Breslin Walker has lived a rewarding life as a famous jazz musician. Returning home to South Haven, Maryland he realizes that he’s been missing something all along. And he finds everything he needs in Calista. However, building the life his heart desires with the woman of his dreams is proving more challenging than he expected.
Calista and Breslin quickly come to realize that love isn’t always enough to conquer all. Faced with challenges on every side from their age gap to their family connections, being rooted in each other is where they find their strength. Yet, a mind-blowing revelation forces them apart. How will Breslin convince Calista that love is enough when she’s so determined to let go.
A Masked Murder: A Halloween Novella: Holiday Shorts Book 4 by Necole Ryse
**Authors Note: This is a Halloween themed novella. For longer mysteries, try other works by Necole Ryse.**
Porsha Daniels is not one to miss a good time. When her best friend, Destiny, invites her to her company’s Halloween party, she can’t turn it down, even if it means spending the entire night avoiding the man who ghosted her.
Keith Vann is a man of few words. His laid-back personality has cost him more opportunities than he can count, his coveted promotion, and now, Porsha. Wracked with regret, Keith searches for the confidence to tell his boss, and Porsha, how he really feels.
But when a body is discovered, all arrows point to Keith. Can they keep it together long enough to make it out alive? Or are some things better left for dead?
The Interlude by BriAnn Danae
The time lost between them meant nothing.
At least not for Izea Richardson.
Too many days had gone by since he’d been in her presence, witnessed her smile, and apologized for his wrongdoings. Ones he wasn’t quite sure of but wasn’t going to squander another opportunity if given one.
Second chances weren’t her thing.
Once you crossed her, Kyndra Clark had nothing to offer you.
That’s until he’d given her a reason to forgive. In celebration of making another trip around the sun, their night of reminiscing brought upon old feelings and intense urges. Ones she wasn’t quite sure what to do with but knew only he could lure them out of her.
This is a second chance love novella with a beginning, middle, and happy for now ending.
Captured in Love (Heart of a Jameson Book 3) by Danielle Burton
Elijah Jameson never believed in love at first sight. When he meets Sade for the first time, he’s still not sure if he does.
After all he has a brain injury and may be suffering from delusions.
Is it simple infatuation or has he stumbled upon his soul mate?
The last thing Sade Garland expected was to be left holding her broken heart on her wedding day.
It was supposed to be the beginning of her happily ever after.
As she struggles to move on with her life, an unexpected offer leads her to meet Elijah.
Sade is determined not to fall in love again. Especially as the secrets of why her engagement ended so suddenly begin to unfold.
Elijah is determined to win her heart. With all the missing pieces from his life, she’s exactly what he needs to fill the void.
Life doesn’t always work out how we expect it to. But everything happens for a reason.
Still Ain’t None of Your Friends Business (A Saint Mountains Love Story 2) by DeeAnn
Life couldn’t be sweeter for Busy Pierre. Even after the death of her Gamma, the highs of life don’t slow down. With a man like Cress Williams by her side, happiness is inevitable. In every relationship, couples are faced with differences that can either make or break them. When a new Saint Mountains Middle principal comes along and shows interest in Busy, will she give in to his advances? Or will the sweet remainder of having a loving man by her side hinder her from falling into temptation?
Patrocinio “Pat” Reyes is Cress’s best friend who loves doing as he pleases. He believes that love and relationships are overrated, mainly because all the love he has to offer goes straight to his family. That is until Busy’s ex-best friend, Normani Pratt, crosses his path. The two agree to keep things strictly sexual, but when feelings rise to the surface, one will sever ties with the other. Will their feelings bring them back together?
Gangsta Lovin’: A Ganton Hills Novella by Aubree Pynn
What happens when gang loyalty is tried by a generation of children who are loyal to a fault? Savion Saint and Gianna Lewis fall into a situation and quickly realize that everything they’ve been taught can be defied with one act of love. With Savion Saint naturally filling into the shoes of his late father and Gianna Lewis being the gateway to all the answers he has, they learn that everything isn’t black and white. Can the love that Savion and Gianna found blossom while being on opposite sides of the tracks? Take the ride with them and find out.
Marriage Quarrel in Quarantine (A Back to Love Short Book 1) by Tina Martin
A Standalone Short Story
Marriage in quarantine ain’t all sunshine and roses for Chad and Tomika.
It has Tomika asking, “How do you hate someone so good but love them so much?”
That’s her dilemma after she becomes suspicious of her husband’s behavior. It doesn’t help matters that they’re quarantined together and she doesn’t want to talk. Can family and friends help them get back on track to ride out this quarantine in love?
(These characters originally appeared in the novella, Bae Watch)
Sins of a Saint (Crowne Legacy Book 2) by Sherelle Green
Ever lock eyes with someone from across the room and know it was sinful?
Deliciously dangerous and addictive. That’s how I felt when I kissed her. My gut knew she was trouble before my heart did, but she betrayed both. I swore on my Crowne family, that trust was something I’d never give twice. But with the past creeping back to light – and her along with it – it seems my world might fall victim to the messy kind of secrets I’m usually so good at cleaning up.
If sin had a taste, it would be him. But in our world, trust isn’t given, it’s only received once you’ve proven your loyalty. I doubt he’ll ever look at me the same again, but he’s the only person I can turn to. The only one for the job. It takes one look from him to know I’m in more trouble than I thought. He might be a saint, but sinful is his nature. Unfortunately for me, I’ve always been the sinning type.
Please Note: Sins of a Saint contains sex, violence, and profanity and is the thrilling introduction into the Crowne family. It is not required to read the sexy, fast-burn prelude – Face Down Fridays – first, but highly recommended for overall enjoyment.
Ameer (The Brothers Ali Book 5) by Celeste Granger
It was more than just two.
Ameer Ali, Director of Engineering for Ali International, is the youngest of the Ali brothers, and the one who took after his mother, majoring in both mathematics and environmental engineering. Ameer’s academic prowess, business accouterment and undeniable good looks, makes him one of the most eligible bachelors in the southwest. He was single and happily so, until his accidental encounter with Siobhan Greer. Something about Siobhan moved Ameer in a way that piqued his curiosity and drove his intentions.
Siobhan, owner of Move with Me Dance Studio, is a woman with very clear goals and lofty ambitions. Yet hauntings from her past keep Siobhan battling old demons that interfere with living in the present. It’s a battle that has kept her mentally entangled and unable to love past her pain until she meets a man who titillates her imagination and challenges her to dream even bigger dreams.
But it’s not just the two of them. There are other players in the game who can determine whether what Ameer and Siobhan feel for each other is enough.
This is a standalone and ends in a HEA/HFN.
Trick: An Erotic Novella (Halloween Stories Book 1) by Shae Sanders
Denard and Tyra go on a date that doesn’t go quite as planned…but that was the plan all along.
***This is book 1 of Halloween Stories and can be read as a standalone.
Treat: An Erotic Novella (Halloween Stories Book 2) by Shae Sanders
It took him a while but Mike finally understands what his lady needs. It’s Halloween and he has plans for her.
***This is Book 2 of the Halloween Stories but it can be read as a standalone.
Unforeseen Haze by Che Moon
Her entire life has been chaotic.His entire world crumbled when he lost his mom.After deaths, break-ups, and life hindering circumstances they are faced with a battle no-one can match, Coronavirus.What happens when two strangers meet and are stuck together? Can they get through the haze?
Love & War (Moriah’s Boys Book 3) by M.L. Sexton
Jeremiah James-Panton is a ladies’ man. Monogamy is not in his vocabulary. The second youngest of Moriah’s Boys is a Howard graduate in urban planning, so money is no object.
Kamariah Carver is a top fashion blogger who got her undergrad at Spelman, and graduate from FIT. She’s goal oriented, but when it comes to men, her luck is about to run out.
Jeremiah and Kamaria have a past together that they thought stayed in the past. But when feelings resurface, and other players join the game, who will come out the winner of love and war?
After the Fire (The Shorts Book 10) by Nia Forrester
Kendra is fighting for justice, while her lover, Gideon stands for law and order. The way she sees it, they are not always the same thing.
Over the course of one hot and tense summer night, while their city burns, Kendra must decide whether to stand up for her ideals, or stand by her man.
1+1= 3: Ash & Pat by Nako
This is the finale to Ash & Pat.
Must read Friendsgiving, A New Year’s Kiss and My Valentine, My Lover first.
Selfish About You: Lessons In Love Book 3 by Genesis Woods
With the ink from his recent divorce almost dry, Jamel “Tank” Brunett isn’t necessarily looking for love but he’s open to the possibility should the right woman come along. Before that can happen however, Tank realizes that some deep rooted issues from his past could potentially hinder any future plans he has on finding true love. In hopes of getting things right, he seeks help from a trusted friend who also happens to be a therapist. In taking the necessary steps to become a better man, Tank encounters a beautiful receptionist who not only captures his attention but has him thinking he’s more ready for a relationship than he believed himself to be.
A Jane of all trades, Mirah Jones has a job she absolutely loves and has just achieved a long time goal of starting her own business. When her best friend unexpectedly pops the question to his new girlfriend, Mirah finally has a chance to show everyone what she’s made of when it comes to event planning. This multitasker has a lot going on but it’s nothing she can’t handle. Or so she thinks. One drunken night, a new beau with baggage, and a bride that she’s seconds away from strangling might be all it takes to knock her off her square.
While Tank is dealing with his issues and Mirah is being pulled in multiple directions, these two manage to form a bond that becomes stronger and stronger the more they are around one another. Will mistakes from the past and present complicate the relationship that these two are trying to build or will Tank & Mirah ignore the naysayers and continue to live their best lives?
Inevitable by A.C. Amaryllis
Model and makeup artist Roxy Summerville is losing faith in romance altogether when a wedding that seems to be intent on rubbing it in her face offers her a chance encounter. Meeting the handsome, sophisticated architect Ren Maki is like seeing everything Roxy could’ve ever wanted for herself laid out on a beautiful silver platter; seeing the wedding band on his finger is like putting the platter behind iron bars.
Orange Blossoms-Love Blooms (California Hearts) by Dalia Dupris
Strong-willed Elaine Hart is determined to save Hartland Ranch, her family’s California orange groves. After the recent ending of a turbulent relationship, she vows to keep her professional and personal life separate, even though she’s attracted to the man who holds her family’s fate in the palm of his hands.
Serious-minded banker, David Cole, has two goals- collecting on the delinquent ranch account and resisting his attraction to the unpredictable and beautiful Elaine Cole.
When a series of circumstances brings them together, they must decide if they will continue to suppress their emotions or succumb to passion and take a chance on a forever love.
Suddenly (The Love You Series Book 3) by J. Shanee Byers
Soraya is a modest and quiet young lady, not really interested in the party scene. She gets the opportunity to go to school and get a better job working in the county hospital. Loving her job and newfound freedom, Soraya is naïve to dating, especially the likes of Adonis, oldest of the infamous Mitchell family. Soraya didn’t take too kindly to Adonis. He was a player. She was familiar with his type.
Adonis is used to women swooning over him and, quite frankly, is bored by those women and their gold-digging tendencies. Putting the family name on the line with his partying lifestyle, Adonis wants to escape from under his mother’s thumb in time to gain his inheritance. Seeing his chance to get under his mother’s skin, he picks someone he knows won’t meet her standard of approval.
While his intentions for dating Soraya aren’t honorable from the start, Adonis finds that his feelings shift the more he gets to know her. Adonis’ heart opens, and he soon finds he can’t live without Soraya. His mother sees things differently.
Will Adrienne’s uncivilized behavior cause Soraya so much angst that she walks away from Adonis for good, or will Soraya give Adonis a chance to prove he’s the right man for her?
This is a standalone in a series with a HEA.
Love Me Right by Courtney Irving
Club Owner, Majesty Williams, has had enough of heartbreak. Deciding to renew her energy and live life on her terms, she has put love on pause and decided to take care of her own heart. However, a chance meeting with a man who has no time for games, brings all she’s been hiding to the surface and challenges her to open her heart again.
Laken Pierce is a photographer who has sworn off love. In an attempt to heal from the hurt his ex caused, he refuses to settle for anything less than truth and clarity. When he meets a businesswoman with the kind of energy that’ll make him give love a second shot, he goes for who he wants and won’t stop until he’s captured her heart.
Will Majesty open up to Laken and let him love her the way she’s dreamed of? Can Laken withstand the Majesty’s apprehension? Or will uncertainty become a fog for them both with no way into the clear?
Next One In Line (Guarded Hearts Series Book 2) by Dee Heard
When two hearts collide and two souls connect, what’s meant to be will be… who’s got next?
What’s done in the dark will eventually come to light… For Tyler Mann, no truer words had ever been spoken. His lifestyle of fast money, cars, women (and men, for that matter) came to a screeching halt when he found himself inching closer and closer to emotional instability. On a quest to find inner peace, he soon learned his skeletons would no longer stay in their proverbial closet.
Easy come, easy go… That was the story of Roslynn Hunter’s life. Living the fast life resulted in nothing but one failed relationship after another, until she found herself literally running for her life. At that very moment, she vowed never to put herself at the mercies of another man for as long as she lived.
The best laid plans… often go awry, especially when it came to matters of the heart. Venturing into uncharted relationship territory, both Tyler and Roslynn thought the cards were finally in their favor. They were determined their whirlwind romance was the next one in line for happily ever after. But when their traumatic pasts become a traumatic present, the couple begins to doubt anything but a traumatic future.
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