‘Wow! Riveting. I read it in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
She thought he was the perfect husband. Now she’s running for her life.
On the surface, Amy and Jason have the perfect marriage, but Amy is trapped in a nightmare with a controlling, violent husband. Then on a short cruise without Jason, Amy befriends Liz, a young woman travelling alone on her way to meet her birth mother for the first time. Liz looks so much like Amy that they could be sisters.
When Amy regains consciousness after a terrible accident that takes the lives of many passengers, she finds that because of a mix-up in personal effects, everyone believes she is Liz. Only she knows it is Liz who has gone missing, presumed dead. Now, Amy has to make the most important decision of her life: tell the truth and return to a life of fear or become Liz for a while, until she figures out an escape plan.
But as Amy settles into Liz’s life, she finds that not everyone believes all the lies.
And she is only one mistake away from paying the price.
Title: My Only ReasonAuthor: Leigh Lennon
Genre: MM RomanceRelease Date: October 15, 2020Hosted by:Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
It’s a cliche’ really, falling in love with my best friend, my very straight best friend. And to add more complications, I’m a football player, about to be drafted. We’re manly men. We aren’t supposed to be gay. But I am and I love the one person I’ll never have. Until fate forces us together six years later. It’ll be both a fantasy and hell on earth, playing along Crush—the only man who will ever truly own my heart.
He dropped a bomb on me. Then he left, never looking back. Our friendship—ruined until he lands back in my life. His presence is just as big as ever. I never forgot him, or what that one kiss so many years ago still does to my body. He’s here, but is he willing to stay.
Leigh Lennon is a mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. Her imaginary friends become real on her pages as she creates a world for them. She loves pretty nails, spikey hair and large earrings. Leigh can be found drinking coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.
Money makes the world go round, but it destroys lives just as easily.
A family shattered.
Twins torn apart by greed and jealousy.
But now the game has changed and every action has its consequences.
A dead man’s wishes shouldn’t have had the power to ruin both of our lives, I’ve picked a side and now it’s time to fight back.
Meet the Author
Gemma Weir is a half crazed stay at home mom to three kids, one man child and a hell hound. She has lived in the midlands, in the UK her whole life and has wanted to write a book since she was a child. Gemma has a ridiculously dirty mind and loves her book boyfriends to be big, tattooed alpha males. She’s a reader first and foremost and she loves her romance to come with a happy ending and lots of sexy sex.
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Today’s social issues, which affect us in real life, are often addressed in fiction. But reading about a social issue in the morning paper or seeing it on the evening news is different than reading about it in a fiction novel. Usually, the social issue is not the main plot of the story and is brought up in such a way that it is not overwhelming. Yet, the author is able to get across how serious the issue is and leaves the reader something to think about.
Social issues often tackled by fiction authors include drug addiction, alcohol abuse, spousal abuse, political corruption, poverty, racial discrimination, bullying, unemployment, economic deprivation, immigration, and prostitution/sex trafficking.
In my YA paranormal, Not Myself Today, I address the social issue of sex trafficking, which is not just a problem in the United States, but is a worldwide problem. My protagonist, Lindsey Anderson, is an 18-year-old high school soccer star who kicks the winning goal for the state championship, drops dead on the field, and wakes up in the body of a 14-year-old sex trafficking victim.
I didn’t know anything about sex trafficking victims other than what I read in the Atlanta newspaper and saw on network news. I remembered reading stories in the AJC about 20 years ago written by investigative reporter Jane O. Hansen. I did a Google search and found her January 2001 series, “Selling Atlanta’s Children,” which documented child prostitution in Atlanta. I reread her series and found the facts as disturbing as I remembered.
One incident Hansen described involved a 10-year-old girl being escorted into the courtroom with shackles around her ankles. The young girl—dressed in flipflops and a jail-issued jumpsuit—had been in and out of an Atlanta jail for months. She quietly told the judge she wanted to go home and began to cry. I was horrified that a sex trafficking victim could be that young.
The average age of children who first become sex trafficking victims in the United States is 11-14 years old. Sex trafficking is not a social issue dominated by young Asian women brought to the United States and forced to pay back their transportation fees through sexual slavery. It is a homegrown problem where young American-born girls are forced to work the streets as prostitutes–controlled by men who house, feed, and clothe them, and then sell them to other men for sex.
Which girls are at risk of becoming a child sex trafficking victim? Runaways. Girls having issues and problems at home. Maybe their parents or guardians seem too strict or they are abusive. Or maybe the girls lack love and attention. Annabeth Shepard, the sex trafficking victim in Not Myself Today, runs away from her South Georgia home after her step-father abuses her. She is later found starving and begging in Atlanta by a drug-dealing pimp.
Today, social media is a common recruitment tool used by child sex traffickers. Here young girls can connect with men online. Men who convince them that they will love them and take care of them. Once a sex trafficker lures a girl away from home or “rescues” a runaway, she can be forced to become a sex slave.
Over the past twenty years, the sexual exploitation of children in the State of Georgia has only become worse. Statistics show that 3,600 kids become victims of sex trafficking each year. That’s enough children to fill 72 school buses. Not Myself Today is written with a dark, humorous bite, but child sex trafficking is a serious national problem. Make that a serious worldwide problem.
High school soccer star Lindsey Anderson was at the top of her game with graduation approaching and a full-ride soccer scholarship offer in her hand. Then she dropped dead on the soccer field, only to wake up in the body of a teenage sex-trafficking victim. No one believes who she really is. Not even her dad. Chased by her new body’s drug-dealing pimp and rabid parapsychologists out to dissect her, Lindsey searches to get her body and her life back before graduation day. Can her BFF and the high school nerdy boy she detests help save her life?
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Muriel Ellis Pritchett graduated from the University of Georgia and began her journalism career while living in Japan and Germany. Her journalism career included playwriting, editing and writing for magazines and newspapers, and working in public relations, university relations, and media relations.
After retiring, Muriel’s family doctor recommended she get a hobby. So, she began writing fun fiction about feisty older women who had been wronged and had to pull themselves up out of the muck. But her award-winning fourth book, Not Myself Today, is a change in genres—a YA paranormal thriller. It is scheduled for release September 24, 2020. Her first three “fruity” books, fun romance for older women, are Making Lemonade, Like Peaches and Pickles, and Rotten Bananasand the Emerald Dream. She is currently working on another “fruity” book, titled Sour Grapes and Balmy Knight.
When not writing, Muriel loves cruising all over the world, eating good Belgian chocolate, and spending time in any Disney park. Her favorite Disney attractions are SOARING at Disney World’s EPCOT in Florida, Alice’s Curious Labyrinth at Disneyland Paris, Journey to the Center of the Earth at DisneySeas in Tokyo, and Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland in California.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover come together for a sexy new series that delivers romance for every season!
Covered in sweat with a sticky face… the signs of a great county fair.
Years ago, Laura dropped out of college for love. Unfortunately, the perfect life she built with her husband imploded when he decided to plunge into another woman’s dunk tank. Now, eager to rebuilt her shattered life, she’s returned to her dream of becoming an Interior Designer.
As if her life isn’t already a Ferris wheel of emotions, who walks in to teach her first class but Jude, her high school sweetheart. One glance, and the desire between them sizzles hotter than a freshly fried funnel cake.
Reconnecting at a town fair, their night starts with a watermelon eating contest and ends with them sharing more than a corndog. Laura is blissfully embracing a dizzying Tilt-a-Whirl of romance with Jude, when her ex saunters back into her life in search of a second chance. Will she go back to the comfortable life she once treasured? Or aim for the big prize and a shot at true happiness?
Dive in face first and don’t stop until they scream your name, it’s time for The Watermelon Festival!
Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.
Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.
Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Roth, in theaters January 19, 2018.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.
Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.
Wade Marshall, super producer to one of hip hop’s brightest stars, was supposed to spend the summer on Black Diamond getting away from the rush of Brooklyn, ridding himself of the distractions that had been impacting his work so he can do what he does best – make beats. But the day he meets Ameenah, he becomes consumed by an entirely different and more attractive distraction–his bold, beautiful, sexy neighbor with the “glorious hips” and a penchant for ice cream.
Ameenah Porter, daughter of successful New York restaurateurs, moves to the beach town of Black Diamond to fulfill her dream of opening a smoothie shop. She doesn’t need the distraction of a new man but the tall, dark and handsome Wade, who’s staying in the giant sized home at the end of her block, is irresistible.
Ameenah’s days at Tikis & Cream are spent cooling off her customers with her gourmet smoothie blends. Her nights on the shores of Black Diamond Bay are enchanting and romantic, and soon Wade and Ameenah find themselves in the middle of a Beach Thing… a fun, meaningless tryst that will end when the summer is over.
Or will it?
Wade is returning to Brooklyn at the end of the summer. Ameenah lives on Black Diamond. Neither want this Beach Thing to end… so is this fling really a fling or is it the beginning of something real… and will they realize it in time?
Indulge in a fun, steamy #beachyblackromance and join me on Black Diamond.
“A highly entertaining and fun read. Lots of laugh out loud moments in The Triple Threat” Goodreads Review
“I’m a sucker for funny books and crazy about small town romances, and the Triple Threat by Nikki Ashton hit both those targets fully in the guts!” Goodreads Review
Welcome to Dayton Valley, cowboy country with a sum population of 9022.
Sounds idyllic, and it is… until it isn’t.
First there’s my parents and their penchant for making out in public, totally gross.
Then there’s my douche of a brother, who shouldn’t be allowed near any woman with a pulse.
Bronte my best friend is lusting over a silver fox … And then of course there’s Hunter Delaney.
Hunter. Hunter. Hunter.
He’s not officially mine, but that’s not to say I want him to belong to anyone else either.
As we work together on a way to stop Bronte’s demented plan to date Hunter’s dad, we get closer, and closer… until the lines of friendship are well and truly blurred.
Friends can be lovers, right?
I’m a cowboy, I love my job, I adore my two crazy aunts and I idolize my pop, even if he’s getting more action than I am. Life is great, except I have a problem and it’s called Ellie Maples. She’s my best friend’s little sister, but you know that line you’re not supposed to cross…? Yeah, that one.
Well, I’m getting pretty close to jumping it.
You can have feelings for the girl you’re not supposed to touch, right?
Welcome to Dayton Valley… where the men are hard, and the women are horny.
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Nikki lives in Cheshire with her husband, two dogs and lovely mother-in-law who supplies her with endless cups of tea. She writes romance with a touch of humour and lots of love, and hopes that she puts a smile on her reader’s faces. Her ambitions of becoming a writer started at the age of 10 when she started writing poetry at school, and was given the honour of reading one of her poems to the rest of her year group (a truly embarrassing experience that she will never forget). Nikki is grateful for the wide variety of strange and wonderful people in her life, otherwise she’d never know what to write about! She is currently talking to family and friends, finding out their innermost secrets in readiness for her next book.
Although all Nikki’s books are stand alone stories characters do make ‘guest appearances’. So, the best order to read them is:
A memoir turned into thrilling fiction; Moon in Bastet is based on the life
of author E. S. Danon. The story follows a fourteen-year-old girl named Eva,
an orphan living in the Negev desert of Israel who is working as a custodian
of Cirque Du Christianisme. Her life is controlled by a volatile drunk named
Bella who favors a group of equally volatile teenage bullies over her and
her own safety or sanity.
Bullied, neglected, and alone – Eva’s only friends are an odd,
thirteen–year–old Sephardic boy named Jack and a small cohort of
Bedouin sister-wives. On the brink of giving up on life, Eva stumbles upon a
mysterious cat in the middle of the desert. Or really, did the cat stumble
Together they must fight to stay alive, win the battles thrown at them, and
Eva must learn to not only lean on others but to trust in herself.
Filled with mystery, magic, and symbolism – Moon in Bastet is a story
of resilience, survivorship, forgiveness, and women empowerment. This is a
work filled with Jewish mysticism that can be enjoyed by people of all
races, ages, and religions everywhere.
About the Author
Elizabeth Danon received her B.S. in Marine Science from Stony Brook
University before working as a Marine Biologist for the National Marine
Fisheries Service. She traveled the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and Gulf of
Mexico: collecting data aboard commercial fishing vessels and dredges.
When that didn’t pan out to be the glorified job that she expected,
finding herself covered in shark snot and fish scales daily, Elizabeth
became a technical writer. In her spare time, she began doing standup comedy
after taking comedy bootcamp with the Armed Services Arts Partnership. At
this time, she married the most wonderful man who also provides most of her
joke writing material. Unfortunately, because he’s Indian he has also
enabled her Maggi addiction… Like she needed that on top of her
already long-standing iced coffee issues.
Her favorite show is Schitt’s Creek, as she feels a special bond to
her fellow comedians – and Sephardic brethren. Growing up half-Jewish
herself, Elizabeth eventually converted to being full-Jewish with Temple
Israel as a student of Rabbi Panitz.
Her enriched, but complicated, heritage has been an inspiration for most of
her creative writing. Being an Aries, she has always felt like a leader and
has therefore integrated her feminist beliefs into her work, albeit dropping
every women’s studies course that she ever elected in college.
Additionally, her writing has an unmistakable international presence.
Elizabeth wanted to discover as much as she could about her Sephardic
Heritage and went on Birthright, followed by her independent travels to over
ten other countries… carrying nothing but a red bookbag.
The bound body of a young girl found in an isolated mountain lake brings back clouded memories from childhood for Elizabeth “Bet” Rivers. Despite a lifetime of daydreams and nightmares, Bet doesn’t know if the shadowy figure she saw dumping a body into the lake as a child was real or imagined.
But the former member of LAPD is back in her hometown of Collier, Washington as the town’s interim sheriff with the recent death of the last sheriff… her father. Bet isn’t convinced she wants the job but files to run for the position anyway out of a sense of duty to her father. Her opponent is one of her father’s deputies… a man who is not qualified for the job.
Bet has her hands full identifying the murdered young woman and how she came to be in Collier while dealing with the election, harassing notes and texts telling her to go back to LA, and the reappearance of Collier residents who moved away years ago. Coincidence? She doesn’t think so, but she isn’t ready for the long-held secrets of the past about people she believed she knew well that come to light and prove a connection between her nightmares and her murder victim.
With a twisty plot that kept me guessing right up to the last page, All We Buried is well-written suspense. I liked Bet Rivers because even in all her flaws and indecision, she still has direction. While her father’s words guided her, her character grew enough for her to realize she didn’t need his guidance. Her attention to detail will not only help her solve two cases but also save her life.
My favorite characters were police department secretary, Alma, and Schweitzer, the Anatolian Shepherd Bet inherited from her father. I would have loved more of Sandy, and Rob Collier grew on me from his first appearance… and that ending cinched it! Go, Rob!
This is a book one, so I’m looking forward to seeing Sheriff Bet Rivers and the gang from Collier again!
For fans of Julia Keller and Sheena Kamal, All We Buried disturbs the long-sleeping secrets of a small Washington State mountain town.
Interim sheriff Elizabeth “Bet” Rivers has always had one repeat nightmare: a shadowy figure throwing a suspicious object into her hometown lake in Collier, Washington. For the longest time, she chalked it up to an overactive imagination as a kid. Then the report arrives. In the woods of the Cascade mountain range, right in her jurisdiction, a body floats to the surface of Lake Collier. When the body is extricated and revealed, no one can identify Jane Doe. But someone must know the woman, so why aren’t they coming forward?
Bet has been sitting as the interim sheriff of this tiny town in the ill-fitting shoes of her late father and predecessor. With the nightmare on her heels, Bet decided to build a life for herself in Los Angeles, but now it’s time to confront the tragic history of Collier. The more she learns, the more Bet realizes she doesn’t know the townspeople of Collier as well as she thought, and nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
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