#Featured “Once Upon a Princess: Heart of Stone – A Paranormal Shifter Fairy Tale” by Deborah A. Bailey

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For all the innate complications involved in finding the secret to blissful fairy-tale love, a wise and discerning princess trusts her heart and falls in love with the unlikeliest of princes.

In the ruins of a country destroyed by a curse. Princess Leesa goes looking for a way to help her people. Desperate to find an item of value to trade for supplies, she trespasses into an abandoned palace.

There, she finds more than she bargained for when she encounters a lonely Gargoyle who offers to provide her with everything she needs, for a price.

A gargoyle, Willem is dreadfully lonely and longing for human companionship. Promising the beautiful Leesa riches, he begs her to stay with him for a time. With so many to provide for, she can’t refuse and soon learns that looks can be deceiving. The steep price to be paid to break the spell that cursed him into existence as a gargoyle may be more than Leesa is willing or able to pay.

But her choice offers no second chances: Either she gains back what she’s been mourning or she loses everything she’s ever wanted…forever.

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#Featured “The Queen of Kindergarten” by Derrick Barnes

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#Featured “Memories Between Us (The Barrington Collection Book 2)” by S.M. Grady

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From contemporary fiction author, S.M. Grady, comes a cozy romance novella about the trials of love, heartbreak, and second chances.

Kristen was heartbroken when she realized that her long-term boyfriend, Nick, never planned to marry her. Refusing to wallow in despair, she picked up the pieces and moved on faster than anyone expected—or approved of. Now, happily married to Isaac and enjoying her new life, a bizarre medical problem keeps thrusting her into the past and under a pile of memories best left untouched.

Isaac is doing his best to be patient. He has loved Kristen from the moment they met, but after two years of marriage, he still feels like there’s something holding her back. No matter what he tries, he can’t seem to bridge the distance between them. He can’t help but question if she’ll ever truly break free of the past and embrace their future together.

Nick knows that he blew it when he let Kristen go, but the last thing he wants to do is stand in the way of her newfound happiness. She moved on and he intends to do the same. He’s ready to accept that he’s lost her for good, until a frantic phone call leads to a night neither one of them can forget. Now it’s up to him to prove that what they shared is worth a second chance. Hopefully he’s not too late.

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#Featured “Mistress to the Beast” by Eve Vaughn

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Her father’s shop is more than just a family business. It’s the place they lovingly call home. When a powerful property development company stoops to barely legal tactics to force them to sell, Lila’s outrage spurs her straight to the source to fight the injustice.

A serious accident left Hunter Jamison’s body scarred. A bitter split from his latest lover has left the former playboy without faith in the female sex. Yet, confronted with Lila’s fiery beauty, he finds himself offering her a deal: If she’ll be his mistress for three months, he’ll allow her father to keep the shop.

A simple agreement? Hardly. It’s a battle of wills that flares into much more than either of them bargained for—a consuming passion that could heal Hunter’s soul-deep scars…or inflict new ones.

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#Featured “Beach Thing” by DL White

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.

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#Featured “His Captive Princess (Royal House of Saene Book #3)” by Kiru Taye

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Welcome to the sovereign Kingdom of Bagumi

The Kingdom of Bagumi is one of the last intact African monarch states. Treaties and alliances over several centuries have ensured their continued dominance in the region.

Each generation of the powerful and proud Royal House of Saene is bound by loyalty to their family and duty to protecting their nation.

However, soon, long-trusted traditions come under attack and change becomes inevitable, especially when love clashes with duty.

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The Royal House of Saene: Princess Isha

Isha Saene has perfected the act of balancing her life—a celebrated corporate negotiator spearheading an international trade deal that could catapult her country to one of the fastest growing mid-sized economies in Africa, and a loyal First Princess of Bagumi Kingdom set to seal ties with a neighbouring nation through marriage.

Until one careless moment knocks her carefully choreographed life into chaos.

Zain Bassong has always fought for the underdog—a patriot dedicated to fighting against the oppression of his people by the country’s elite. He believes the pen is mightier than the sword and chooses the diplomatic route, no matter how many times he is arrested by the repressive regime.

Until devastating news triggers a chain reaction.

Isha and Zain are thrown together and their lives change. For better or worse? They will have to figure that out before it’s too late.

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#Featured “Blood Red Moon: Worlds of Fire Series” by Deborah A. Bailey

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Out of the ashes, a new beginning…

When his family and most of their kind were destroyed by the Guild, Derek inherited the position of Vampire Lord. Alchemists held the keys to creating portals to other worlds, knowledge they passed down to phoenixes. Their utopian society was crushed when the Guild invaded, intending to unlock the powerful secrets phoenixes possess. Lovers Derek and Avani met the night their city was sacked and after the city succumbed, they were lost to each other.

Love will be resurrected in blood and fire…

Having lost her memory, Avani became a protégé of the Guild Master, conditioned by magic to believe shifters and vampires were evil. Eventually, she was made Seeker, tasked with finding the Vampire Lord in order to gain access to phoenixes.

When Derek finds Avani, he neutralizes the magic that’s kept her from remembering who she is. However, the Templars have almost certainly made a pact with the enemy of all supernatural creatures, in order to gain access to the portals. Only a phoenix can save the world from utter ruin now, but that was precisely the asking price…

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As he studied me his eyes were more hazel than brown. And they showed me his raw desire. This was Derek desperate to reclaim me.

“You’re not hungry for blood right now, are you?” I asked.

He shook his head, then averted his eyes as though he was afraid of revealing too much. But I’d already seen and felt it. When he met my eyes again, his were darker. Mesmerizing, pulling me in so that I was unable to look away.

An intense vampire gaze burning into me, arousing me to the point where I gripped the edges of the towel I’d wrapped around me. If I said yes, we could be together now in the way that he hungered for.

The image of him running towards me flashed in my mind. The sunshine, the sound of the water lapping on the shore, the smell of the grasses and sweet flowers…all of it came back to me in that instant. His arms around me. His touch. His scent that reminded me of the fresh, comforting earth.

Another image cut into my mind. The Guild house…our plans to purge the vampires, finish them off…destroy the evil. It had to be done and that was our purpose.

Before I could stop it, a sob pushed its way up into my throat. I covered my mouth before I voiced it. He can’t know what you’ve done. He’ll never understand.

Derek gripped my shoulders. “What is it? Is the heart magic still—”

“I’m not the person I was back then. We’re not the same people.”

“I know that. But you and I are connected, Avani. We have a purpose.”

“I’ve been told that before.”

“That was a lie. This is real,” he said.

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#Featured “Trust Me: A small-town Single dad, Contemporary Christian Romance” by Rose Fresquez

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She’s in town to find herself, not lose her heart to a single dad.

All Kayla Jones is good at is work. So, when her friend talks her into taking a solo vacation in a beach town, work remains her foremost thought, and she rear-ends a stranger’s truck while on a business call. Having a nervous breakdown in front of the handsome driver wasn’t part of the plan—neither was getting her Airbnb reservations messed up.

After his wife walked away from their family, single father Tucker Boudreau’s priority is taking care of his son, even if it means running a daycare. When his neighbor asks him to host an overflow guest, Tucker isn’t prepared to fall in love with the beautiful tourist—yet from their first encounter, he feels an irresistible connection with Kayla.

But even though she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she’s never been around kids, and his puppy terrifies her. So what happens when they realize they can’t be apart, especially when her vacation ends and she gets a promising call that could heighten her career?
Tucker has fought for love before. Does he have it in him to fight for another chance at love?

Welcome to Chapel Cove, Oregon, where life begins at forty.

Stunning coastline, a harbor against life’s storms, and a welcoming community await in Chapel Cove. A place where those hurt by challenges, disappointments, and failures or reminded of their unfulfilled hopes and dreams can make a fresh start. And, if they’re brave enough to accept it, maybe also find a second chance at love, if only they’ll allow God to safely anchor them in their hearts’ home? Discover this small town filled with love, hope, and faith, in Chapel Cove, a series of sweet and clean standalone Christian romances. Join us in Chapel Cove today!

Book 1 – Remember Me by Marion Ueckermann

Book 2 – Love Me by Alexa Verde

Book 3 – Cherish Me by Autumn Macarthur

Book 4 – Choose Me by Marion Ueckermann

Book 5 – Hold Me by Alexa Verde

Book 6 – Marry Me by Autumn Macarthur

Book 7 – Belong with Me by Alexa Verde

Book 8 – Accept Me by Marion Ueckermann

Book 9 – Adore Me by Autumn Macarthur (this book)

Book 10 – Ride with Me by Marion Ueckermann

Book 11 – Treasure Me by Anne Marie Philips (launch delayed)

Book 12 – See Me by Autumn Macarthur

Book 13 – Don’t Leave Me by Alexa Verde

Book 14 – Stand by Me by Autumn Macarthur

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Book 15 – Honor Me by Narelle Atkins (launch delayed)

Book 16 – Trust Me by Rose Fresquez (this book)

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#Featured “The Ex Swap: An AMBW Romance (The Wrong Mr. Right Book 2)” by Nia Arthurs

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She’s the pawn in their sibling game.

Latoya Brown is a big-hearted social worker with a secret K-pop obsession.

Her world is normal and safe. Until two hot brothers crash into her life and change everything.

One brother is her ex and a royal jerk.

The other is Cole. Bossy, brooding and hotter than an open flame in the tropics.

For a girl who hasn’t had a serious relationship in years, she’s suddenly got two offers.

But dating the man who shares her ex’s genetic code is a recipe for disaster.

Too bad Cole is as persistent as he is gorgeous.

Caught in his snare, Latoya knows one thing.

There’s no way this will end well.

The Ex Swap is a BWAM fake relationship romance, with a splash of humor, a dash of heat and tons of heart, set in the tropical paradise of Belize, Central America.

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#Feature “The Future King (Royal House of Saene Book 8)” by Kiru Taye

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Prince Azikiwe didn’t get the ‘Player Zik’ moniker by chance. Life is for living, and rules are boring. Then his older brother jilts his betrothed and abdicates his royal title. Suddenly the constrictive crown prince title is thrust upon Zik, and his partying days come to an abrupt halt. The least of his worries, though. Now, he contends with the scorned, furious bride chosen for him and a nation at risk of falling into anarchy. Does he have what it takes to become the future king?

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