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Summer Lake Romance Boxed Set (Books 1-3)

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The Summer Lake series is sweet n steamy, small town romance with a focus on fun, friendships and happily ever afters. It follows a group of friends from a small lakeside town in the California hills. They have kept in touch over the years and now, in their early thirties, their lives are drawing them back to Summer Lake and to each other.

In Love Like You've Never Been Hurt, you'll meet Jack and Emma. He wants to give her forever - the trouble is, she doesn't believe in forever anymore.

In Work Like You Don't Need the Money, you'll meet Pete and Holly. He doesn't have room for a woman in his life - only in his bed - the trouble is, once he gets her into his bed he can't get her out of his mind.

And in Dance Like Nobody's Watching, you'll meet Missy and Dan. He's a quiet, shy, tech genius whose success in life should make him happy - the trouble is, it doesn't. She's a broke single mom who talks too much - being around her makes him happy.

This book is intended for adult readers 18+

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Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a stand alone book - no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships.

Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt Emma and Jack

Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly

Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan

Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura

Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan

Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase

Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Rene

Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding

Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte

Natural Selection

"It isn't a part-time job, it's a full-time, unrelenting commitment, and to become one of the inner elite you must expect to make sacrifices at the expense of family, friends, and your career."

Dan Shepherd is on a jungle training course in Belize as part of his SAS selection. Along with Liam, Geordie, and Jimbo, he is chosen for further training to see if he makes the cut for the Sabre Squadron Troop.

Taken out on real operation patrol, the men run into trouble with Guatemalan troops in the disputed province. Forced to escape into the jungle, the men are tested to their limits, but their reward may be great....

Never Too Late

Ten year old Madeline wondered why her Grandpa sat on the beach every day gazing out to sea. Family and neighbors suspected dementia, but Grandpa finally shared his secret with Maddie....

Billionaire Experience: Romance For Mature Women (4 Book Box Set 1)

This BoxSet Includes All the best books of renowned author Brooke Kinsley

Boss Me Please by Brooke Kinsley

When math genius Stephanie gets a scholarship to the prestigious Knightswood University in London, she's both excited and terrified. She'll have to leave everything behind in Kansas, but she'll be finally appreciated for her intelligence. Finding herself plunged into the center of English university life, she soon becomes popular and finds her footing as one of the school's most gifted students.

What she doesn't know is that billionaire and previous Knightswood student, Fredrick Milton is volunteering in her class in a bid to source the most talented mathematicians.

When a mysterious test is placed in front of her and she finds herself getting top marks, she's soon pushed into his orbit. She can't deny how handsome he is and he has eyes for her too!

But when the two find themselves alone in her dorm will things finally heat up, or will Fredrick's big mouth land him in trouble?

Too Curious Series by Brooke Kinsley

I'm twenty-one and dying to leave home. Thankfully, the opportunity of a lifetime comes along when I'm accepted as an intern for the world's most handsome and scandalous billionaire, Trevor Wylde.

"Don't go! He's a sex maniac, a womanizer!"

Everyone told me not to go but the warnings just made it even more exciting. I start work and he notices me straight away, inviting me to secret, sexy party where he shows me the time of my life.

But is he hiding an insidious secret?

Who is the mysterious Ophelia who's hell bent on hating me?

And what's going on with the mysterious robes I find in Trevor's bedroom?

I know I should stay away from him but I can't! He drives me crazy like no other man has ever done. But I have a secret... Will it scare him away? Or will it turn him on even more?

Insta Love by Brooke Kinsley

Paige Manning has the seemingly perfect life, a respectable husband, a nice house in the suburbs and an easy job. But it doesn't matter how many people envy her, she still can't shake the feeling that everything's wrong and of course, husband, Arthur is at the center of her troubles.

With her life in turmoil, she finds herself casting her mind back to being a teenager when the real love of her life, Sean was in her arms. If only their relationship wasn't harboring not one, but two dark secrets. Things that could never let her sleep easy again...

With an aching desire to resolve the past, she seeks out Sean, now a successful psychiatrist. Posing as a patient, she reveals all and soon he can't stop himself from falling in love again. But after eight years, life is increasingly complicated and both of them will have to learn to face the impossible.

Will Sean be able to stop himself falling into old Dominating Patterns? Or will Paige be only too happy to be his Little Girl again?

+New Book!!!

Sex Prescribed by Brooke Kinsley

Etta

I always thought I was the luckiest girl in the world being engaged to my childhood sweetheart. In fact, there's nothing I love more than rushing home to him after a hard shift at the hospital. Except today I found out he's a dirtbag, and he's had someone else in our bed while I saved lives.

All I wanted to do was escape to my mom's house but if things couldn't get any worse, some asshole crashes into me and I find myself staring out through my shattered windshield at a kind stranger saving my life.

But who is he? And could his eyes be any bluer?

Lincoln

I may be a billionaire and world famous biomechanics inventor but I'm a doctor first and all I've ever wanted to do was save lives. After a long shift at Normont Memorial Hospital, I can't wait to get home and relax, but when a car crash takes place on the highway, I know my help is needed.

With one driver dead and the other one losing consciousness, I need to work fast. But who is the girl who survived?

Birthday Blaze

Brennan O'Shea might be every woman's dream.

Gorgeous.

Single.

Built like a tank and inked to perfection.

A fireman. Really, what else is there?

Yeah, he's a fantasy brought to life if only it weren't for one little problem. Okay, it's a big one. He can't talk to women. The more attractive the lady, the more words fail him. And his beautiful, friendly neighbor Jenny has Brennan lusting for more than chatty banter. Will a birthday wish give him a shot with the woman he wants? Or will his hopes go up in flames?

Birthday Blaze originally appeared in the Amazon bestselling charity anthology Hook & Ladder 69. This short story is a fun, sexy read that showcases Kacey's humorous story-telling and colorful characters.

For more by Kacey check out www.kaceysheabooks.com.

Once Upon A Coffee (Meet Cute Romance Book 4)

A blind date and a case of mistaken identity just might lead to love...

After a long series of stinkers, when a respectful match from an online dating site asks to meet Avery Cahill in real life, she agrees. Invoking her favorite romantic comedy, they arrange to meet in a local coffee shop with a flower and a book.

Under a serious deadline to finish a group project for his MBA--solo--the only thing Dillon Lange wants is peace and quiet. When a beautiful stranger sits down in his booth at the coffee shop, he knows he ought to say something about not being who she thinks he is, but he can't resist her smile or her engaging conversation.

How long can he keep up the charade? And what will happen when her real date shows up?

A short story of approximately 7,500 words.

Q: What makes the Meet Cute Romance series special?

"Meet cute" is a term used to describe a situation in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time. Meet Cute Romance is a series of contemporary romantic shorts celebrating the possibilities of that first meeting.

Q: Who would dig these books?

Meet Cute Romances are designed to be a fast (but not too fast--these are full novelettes, not short stories of only a scene or two), lunchtime or coffee break read to give you a bright spot of romance in your day. If you're looking for a quick romantic pick me up, these short contemporary romances are sure to be right up your alley.

Q: What order should I read the books in?

These novelettes are each stand-alone and can be read in any order. Though there are a few recurring characters in some, so if you want to read in chronological order, they go like this:

* Once Upon a Snow Day

* Once Upon a New Year's Eve

* Once Upon an Heirloom

* Once Upon A Coffee

* Once Upon A Setup

Q: Are there crossovers with other series?

YES! Two of my Meet Cutes tie in with my longer, southern romance series set in Wishful, Mississippi. Wishful is a collection of southern romance novels honoring my Mississippi roots and exploring love in a small town. You can try the first book in the series, To Get Me To You, for FREE! It comes just after Once Upon A Coffee. Once Upon A Setup is a companion novelette to Be Careful, It's My Heart (Book 2 in Wishful) and a prequel to Just For This Moment (Book 4 in Wishful, coming in Spring 2016)

Billionaires and Ballerinas

BILLIONAIRES & BALLERINAS contains three scorching novellas about billionaires and the ballerinas who captivate them.

SWEET by Skye Warren:

We shouldn't be together, but everything about him draws me. His intensity, his kindness.

And the way he looks in those custom tailored suits.

One night when he's outside my bedroom, I give him a sexy show. And in doing so, unlock pandora's box. The cost of my freedom may be the man I've come to love.

REASONABLE DOUBT by Whitney G.:

My rules are simple: One dinner. One night. No repeats.

This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less.

At least it was , until "Alyssa"...

She was supposed to be a 27 year old lawyer, a book hoarder, and completely unattractive. She was supposed to be someone I shared law advice with late at night, someone I could trust with details of my weekly escapades.

But then she came into my firm for an interview--a college-intern interview, and everything f*****g changed...

STEP BACK by Katie De Long

When Malia's career as a professional ballet dancer ended, she burned a lot of bridges and hurt a lot of people, including her childhood love Ben.

Now she's in the wrong place at the wrong time. What could be worse than ending up in your first love's lap...while stripping at his brother's bachelor party?

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"This story was lovely and so engaging, I could read it over and over. The flow of it and the prose had the elegance of a ballet performance. Somehow Rose's elegance flowed through her into the story. The ending was so incredibly romantic and fit the characters perfectly." - Ms Romantic Reads

"I love a second chance at love story and this one warmed the heart. Miscommunication and unfinished business sees these two get a happy ending for now." - Karen's Book Haven

"The Reasonable Doubt series is one of the most addictive series, if not THE most addictive series, I remember reading. If you haven't read Reasonable Doubt vol. 1, read it NOW." - Kathy Reads

"Whitney could not have written a more intense or passionate duo. Everything about these two is scorching and they take that with them into every interaction they share. Their conversations and impromptu encounters radiate heat and need." - Prisoners of Print

He’s In Charge! (20 Book Bundle of Victorian and Historical Debauchery)

You'll do as you are told...

In the days when women were given little rights and expected to obey -- these 20 stories feature strict men and very satisfying encounters!

Mine For Tonight (The Billionaire's Obsession, Book 1)

This book is free on most venues. If the book is not free, it is not the choice of the author. Please direct your concerns to the vendor.

Genre: Adult Contemporary Steamy Romance

Down on her luck, nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems, or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

Reclusive billionaire Simon Hudson would rather be behind a computer creating computer games than rubbing elbows with the elite and he knows exactly what he wants...until he meets Kara Foster. Something about Kara touches Simon in ways he's never experienced and definitely doesn't like. For over a year, Simon watches over Kara, but stubbornly refuses to admit his desire to possess her, not even to himself. But when she ends up in a situation that could very well be her destruction, Simon steps up to help her, not realizing that in saving Kara, he might very well be salvaging his own soul.

"Mine For Tonight" is book one of "The Billionaire's Obsession" . Books in this trilogy do not stand alone and need to be read in order. They include:

Mine For Tonight - Book 1 "The Billionaire's Obsession"

Mine For Now - Book 2 "The Billionaire's Obsession"

Mine Forever - Book 3 "The Billionaire's Obsession"

and Mine Completely - a Valentine's Day romance featuring Simon and Kara

This is a steamy romance and is not intended for YA readers. It contains steamy love scenes, explicit language and adult emotion not appropriate for YA readers.

Shopaholic on Honeymoon (Short Story) (Shopaholic series)

As readers of the Shopaholic series will know, I have never described Becky and Luke's honeymoon, which happens after they get married in Shopaholic Ties the Knot. So as a free update for Shopaholic fans, I have decided to share with you one of the adventures of the newly-wed Becky and Luke. I hope you enjoy it! Love Sophie x

The new Mr and Mrs Brandon are on honeymoon, and Becky has big plans! They've got a whole year to explore Venice, learn yoga in India, sleep in little wooden huts in South America... maybe even see penguins in the Antarctic. And of course they'll need to buy just a few essential souvenirs along the way (everyone needs a set of Murano glass goblets, after all).

They're not just tourists, they're travellers. Becky is sure it is just the thing that Luke needs - time to unwind. He'll come back a changed man... with all the good bits still intact of course.

But it soon becomes clear that Luke has different plans entirely. Can Becky help him let go, or will this little disagreement threaten their whole honeymoon?

Three Men and a Maybe: (Free Romance Short Story)

A free short story...the perfect treat for yourself this Christmas'A joyful, funny, feel-good story, packed with showtunes, romance and a wonderfully warm cast' - Sunday Times Bestselling author, Miranda Dickinson on The Singalong Society for Singletons

It's the age-old saying. You wait all day for a bus, and then three come along at once. But proposals? That's just ridiculous. And yet, on New Year's Eve, as the countdown finishes and the whole pub erupts in celebrations, Cerys finds herself staring at her ex-fianc, Ricky. Who just so happens to be kneeling on the floor, ring in hand, asking her to marry him. Again.

And if that weren't enough, hot barman Angelo, and longtime friend Huw also decide to pop the question. At the exact same time.

Three men, two real contenders, but just one choice. What on earth will she do?

Wicked

This is the first book in the 'Wicked' Series, a passionate and evocative romance by Alexis Blake.

When Grace is gripped tightly from behind in her own home, fearing for her life as an intruder presses hard against her, the last thing she expects to hear is the voice of her husband in a cool, demanding tone, right in her ear, "I'm going to rip your clothes off and take you right now..."

Grace and Steve have been together since school. They're each other's first love, and they are blissfully happy. Or, at least, that's what Grace thought.

But when Steve suddenly turns the dial up on their sex life, shifting from rare moments of intimacy to an erotic re-enactment of one of Grace's most sexy fantasies, she is excited but even more confused. What's the reason for Steve's sudden erotic dominance? Is he masking his guilt? And is her perfect relationship on the verge of shattering?

Or is he unleashing a deep fire within that is about to awaken their sexuality?

This ebook contains very hot and explicit descriptions of romantic activity. Only mature readers should download this book.

Dirty Secrets

Jessa has never been one to break the rules, and as a buttoned-up librarian, staying inside the lines like that has always been easy. That is, until Royce enters her life. He's the sexiest man she's ever seen, and he's a regular visitor to the library, too. As her relationship with Royce grows, will Jessa push aside everything she once thought was forbidden and give in to the temptation she'd never dreamed of experiencing?

Silent Night (Silence Book 4)

Join Cole, Oakley and their family for Christmas day in this 7,000 word short story.

Hunted: A New Adult Shapeshifter Anthology

A New Adult Shapeshifter Anthology.

Hunt or be Hunted... sometimes you don't have a choice.

9 Fantastic Shifter Stories from today's best-selling authors,

BOOK 1

FLEDGLING By Natasha Brown

BOOK 2

SEVENTH MARK - Part 1 by W.J. May

BOOK 3

CRUSH By Chrissy Peebles

BOOK 4

ONCE BITTEN By Trina M Lee

BOOK 5

VENOM By Kristen Middleton

BOOK 6

IGNITE By Kaitlyn Davis

BOOK 7

LOVE BEGINS IN HELL By Ally Thomas

BOOK 8

WOLF SPELL By M.R. Polish

BOOK 9

VERITY By Claire Farrell

Perfect Chemistry (Kinky Chronicles Book 1)

Leo Martinez and Devlin Hawke--the hottest geeks on the planet. And Sidney Chase's biggest weakness. Giving in to her secret fantasies about her sex-on-a-stick bosses? Out of the question. Until the night she's accidentally exposed to the supercharged aphrodisiac in their lab...

Despite their mutual craving for Sidney, Leo and Devlin consider her off limits. The last thing they'd wanted was to scare off their best PA by overwhelming her with their kinky tendencies. Witnessing the arousing effects of their aphrodisiac elixir on Sidney changes everything. Not only is she the answer they've been looking for in regards to fine-tuning their formula, she's the perfect woman for them. And with a little help from one helluva sinful science experiment, they'll prove that love is far more potent than anything manufactured in a bottle.

Warning: This red hot office romance contains 3 parts sizzling m/f/m menage, 2 parts sexy and sweet geeks, one part wicked bondage and sex toys, and a whole lot of combustible chemistry. Safety glasses required.

The Rock Star and The Lifeguard

Everybody wanted to go to bed with Tony Guiseppi, it had been that way since seventh grade. And not only females, males felt that way too - they were always coming onto him, eyeing him appreciatively, inviting him to a ball game, lunch or a night on the town. Anything he wanted in fact.

In fact, he wanted nothing.

Tony Guiseppi had learned at an early age that looks were only the package. He knew he was exceptionally good looking. It did not impress him.

Tony Guiseppi was half Italian (his father, Roberto, was a crotch-stroking, drunken native of Naples, who came to America in 1972 for a vacation and stayed), and half American (his mother, Ruth, would have been a Jewish princess if only her family had possessed money). As it was she was a waitress when his father came upon her - literally. They were married exactly one month before Tony entered the world.

A Husband For The Family: Gay Best Friend Billionaire Wedding Romance (First Time Marriage Contemporary Romance Book 1)

Luke And Martin's Friendship Turn Into Something More Than Expected When They Have To Take Care Of Luke's Niece

Confirmed bachelor Martin isn't the marrying kind. He falls over too often and other embarrassing things. Until now his only problems have been his accident prone dog and his Dad's constant attempts to set him up with women.

Then old friend Luke shows up. He has suddenly to take care of his small niece but has no home and job. Wanting to help, Martin opens his door to them, but more is needed to persuade the authorities of his fitness to care for her. Luke must step up his game but what he's not expecting to do is walk down the aisle with Martin to achieve it!

Incensed! Martin's father threatens to blow the lid on them, but that's not all. Martin realizes that his fake relationship is not as fake as he thought and inconvenient things like love get in the way.

But what should he do about it?

This Is A Romance Short Story With A Free Romance Short Stories Collection Inside

The River Abyss: A Collection of Poetry Volume 1

A short collection of poetry for any and all to enjoy. For those who would like a quick read and ideas to think on. Written without strict format or themes to allow an easy "pick up, put down" reading experience for anyone on the go, but also including the depth for those who want to sit on the words for a time and discover their own meaning.

Boss Me Please

The Publicist: Volume 1

Can one woman change an age-old institution like publishing? Probably not, but Kate Mitchell sure wants to try. As a publicist with a large, respected New York publishing house, Kate finds herself at the mercy of a broken publishing system, books that don't sell, and author egos that are often, well, as big as the island of Manhattan. Enter the star editor, MacDermott Ellis: Tall, handsome, charismatic, married, and ready to save the day. Then there's Allan Lavigne, once a revered author-now as forgotten as last year's bestsellers and his nephew Nick: Tall, gorgeous, sweet, single, and ready to sweep Kate off her feet. Kate wants to do the right thing but her hormones seem to be driving her decisions. As Kate tries to navigate the landmine of publicity, over-the-top author expectations, and the careful dance of "I'm sorry, your book isn't on the bestseller list this week," she also finds authors who are painfully overlooked by a publisher wanting more sex, more celebrities, and more scandal. Welcome to the world of publishing. The ego has landed.

Falling for Him 1: Volume 1

This is the first book in the Falling for Him Contemporary Romance Series (New Adult and College Romance). "How far are you willing to go to fight for the love of your life?" - Books and Beyond Fifty Shades Rachel Baker has just finished a stressful and demanding semester. When the camping trip with her roommate's buddy turns out a nightmare, she meets Peter Shaw. He's a breathtakingly handsome guy and Rachel is immediately drawn towards him, but can she trust him? Peter Shaw is recovering from a painful breakup with his cheating ex. The last thing he needs it to babysit an irresponsible college student, even when she's as beautiful and sweet as Rachel is. He's fighting his attraction for her with all his power. But everything changes, when they're both trapped together in a small cabin in the middle of the wilderness. Neither of them can deny the fire they're feeling for each other. Back in the city, more challenges wait for them. Can they finally admit their love for each other? Can Peter's crazy ex-girlfriend ruin everything?