#NewRelease “Prospect (Kings of Chaos M.C. Book 8)” by Shyla Colt

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A legacy, Bolton was born into the Kings of Chaos. Despite a neglectful mother, the brothers and extended family made sure he never wanted for anything. Now his only goal is to serve the group that gave his life meaning. He never thought he’d love anything as much as the club, then he met Whitney. College and differing opinions tore them apart, but they always got back together. The decision to prospect became the final straw that made her walk away. When her fugitive father starts to sniff around and threaten her safety, Bolton steps up as the man she needs, whether she realizes it or not.

Life stopped for Whitney at seventeen when her father attempted to murder her mother. Her mother survived, and they became fodder for the news. Running to college out of state, she distanced herself from the media circus. Then she made the mistake of falling for a future biker. His lifestyle goes against her desire to fly under the radar and avoid more violence, but her heart is set. When her father comes back into her life and begins to stalk her, Bolton’s arms are the ones she longs to run into.

Can they figure things out and survive the whims of a mad man who feels he’s been wronged?

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#PreOrder “Miscreant (Custom Constructs Book 3)” by Shyla Colt

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Tim Shepherd came into my life, the only person to see beyond my title as the crime boss’s daughter.

A sucker for his pale green eyes, muscular tattooed body, and skills in the boxing ring, I fell hard and fast.

As he worked his way up the ranks, he also found a spot in my heart and my bed.

We were headed for marriage when an entitled prick who didn’t understand the word no assaulted me and nearly lost his life at Tim’s hands.

He went to prison, and I was shipped off to recover out of town.

Now I’m back for my father’s funeral and looking at the only man who’s ever held my heart.

I’m ready to take back everything that was stolen from me.

I’ll prove to him and his family, who blame me for ruining his life we were always meant to be together.

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#Featured “Lakeside Retreat : Marriage of convenience (Garcia Brothers Book 4)” by Shyla Colt

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Settle down with a wife or lose his position as a future partner in the family law firm. The stakes are high, and the terms are clear for playboy bachelor Angel Garcia. Forced to choose between a ball and chain and being cut off, he makes a plan to have his cake and eat it, too … a contract marriage.

Green witch Clarabelle King has always dreamed of taking over Whispering Acres. The lakeside retreat is a family legacy. When she finds out from her grandparents that they’re one hundred thousand dollars in debt, and the bank is ready to foreclose, she’s forced to resort to desperate measures. One powerful manifestation spell sends her on a path straight out of a soap opera.

Has fate conspired to bring them together, or will they simply fulfill their contract and go their separate ways?

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#BookTour “His Sister’s Best Friend” by Shyla Colt

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Contemporary Romance

Date Published: 03-29-2021

Solomon

The man of the house since my father’s death at sixteen, I knew I’d be the guardian for my sister, Susan, who has Down syndrome. However, I didn’t realize I’d become her guardian while dealing with my mother’s mini-strokes, rehabilitation, and selling the family home. I’m drowning in paperwork and emotions as I try to get Susan adjusted. A new care plan and a specialized school act as light at the end of the tunnel. I never expected to find her new best friend at the school was my old high school crush.

Ezra

I always regretted keeping my feelings for Solomon to myself. When we became the victims of losing touch in college, I added it to my list of regrets. Now he’s back as the guardian of a student, and the years have been exceedingly kind. My habit of following rules is suddenly out the window. Risking the reputation I’ve worked so hard to gain isn’t on my to-do list.

Can we manage a relationship without it becoming a conflict of interest?

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Ezra

Expanding Hope is the dream I’ve shed blood, sweat, tears, and dollar bills for. What started as the lofty imagining of a girl who watched her baby brother struggle in a world that didn’t understand him or respect him for all he could do, has come to fruition. We’d gone from a small, rented space to this beautiful building. Seeing so many handi-capable people grow to their full potential and live their best lives has made all my sacrifices worthwhile. Having my brother, Miles, teach one of the courses is a significant bonus. Who better to help them learn how to acclimate to living independently than one of their own?

The importance of representation shouldn’t be overlooked. There are plenty of ways to insinuate without ever opening your mouth. I pause outside of my brother’s classroom and listen to him going over the steps for purchasing groceries. My parents had a can-do attitude. We focused on all the things he was able to do and building up the skills that would give him as much independence as he could handle. It was a radical way of thinking back then. Life expectancy for children with DS used to be thirty years. That’s changed rapidly, along with their understanding of people who have the extra chromosome.

I admired my Mom and Dad for sticking to their guns and ignoring the drivel the doctors had told them when Miles was born. It always helped me forge my own path in life. Because there are plenty of people who’ll let you know what you can and can’t do. Moving away from the room, I proceed down the hallway into the main area where people socialize. Today is Invite a Friend Day. As the owner, I’m not as hands-on as I’d like to be. It takes a lot of money to keep our building running, which means grants, writing, and presentation to more prominent companies looking to do community service and work to make them look good.

I learned a long time ago to ignore the reasons why people do things and focus on the rewards. It’s the only way to keep my soul intact when I do proposals.

“Ezra.”

I turn to focus on one of our newest students. Susie came to us a month prior. Her lack of socialization broke my heart. She’s made friends and learned at an exponential rate. I call her my sponge.

“Hey, Susie.” I open my arms for a hug.

“I brought my brother! I wanted him to meet you.”

“I can’t wait to meet him.” I glance up, and my heart skips a beat at the face that greets me. It’s been over twenty years, but I’ll never forget those eyes or that expressive face. Soulful, deep-set, navy-blue eyes are set in a square face with a broad forehead and adorably over-sized ears. Ashland, Ohio is a decently sized city, but the village of Loudonville, where I grew up, is far smaller.

“Solomon?” I whisper, shocked. The odds of us coming back together now in Ashland are mind-boggling.

“Ezra?” His dark blue eyes widen. “When my sister said that was her best friend’s name, I didn’t even consider it might be you.”

I grin. “This Susie is your sister?”

We met in high school at a support group for siblings of children with Down syndrome. It was a unique and, at times, challenging position to be in. Having a sibling who required extra help often put us more capable children on the back burner. We were expected to take on more responsibility and grow up faster. Knowing I had a person I went to school with who I could talk to had been a lifeline when I felt ignored and alone. I owe my school counselor for seeing what was happening and being proactive. We’d been like peanut butter and jelly from that first meeting. I’d harbored a massive crush on him, but I hadn’t dared risk losing my anchor over the feelings.

“Yes. That’s my Susie.” He opens his arms, and I go to them like a bird focused on a homing beacon. The earthy scents with hints of pine are familiar and welcoming. Tightening his grip, he makes my heart race. Forty looks damn good on him. “How’s Miles?”

I peer up from the circle of his muscular arms. “Great. He teaches a class here.”

“That’s fantastic, Ez.”

“Seems only right, considering he was the inspiration and seed planted that grew into Expanding Hope.”

“I’m not surprised that you’ve created such an inclusive and warm space. You were always full of idealism and determination. I knew you’d change the world somehow.”

“Sol! That’s my best friend.” Susie’s cry is a bucket of ice water.

Clearing my throat, I step away from the hold that stopped being a hug sixty seconds ago.

“I’m sorry. I know Ez from high school.”

Susie’s eyes round. “You do?”

“Yes. We were great friends.” I grab Susie’s hand. “He talked about you a lot.”

Susie giggles. “He did?”

“Oh yeah. I heard all about his awesome little sister.”

She smiles.

“Is it okay if we share Ezra? She’s pretty cool, you know?” Sol bends down to put himself on her eye level, and my heart melts a little.

“I think we can.”

“Thank you.” Sol kisses Susie’s cheek and winks at me. “I’m so happy to see my friend again.”

His words make my stomach flip. I’m happy to see my old friend, too. I lick my suddenly dry lips and try not to stare at his fit frame. Sol has bulked out in the best way possible. The meat on his bones has me ready to explore him like a tree. I’m not tiny at five-foot-eleven, so he’s got to be pushing six-foot-four. My lack of professional thinking should be appalling, but damn, the man is a thirst trap.

I focus on Susie. “Do you want to show your brother what you’ve learned about the store?”

Susie beams. “I do.” She grabs Sol’s hand and pulls him toward the area we have set up to resemble a store.

“I’ll be the cashier today.”

I grab an apron off the hook on the wall and move behind the cash register filled with realistic paper money and coins. A lot of our students enjoy routines and familiar activities. Taking the scariness out of everyday interactions gives them confidence.

“Good afternoon,” I fall into my role as Susie comes up with a basket full of groceries. Each item is clearly marked with prices. I ring them up, scanning them to add authenticity. I can see the awe in Sol’s face. He had no idea she was ready for this step. I’ve watched her development and come up with a few thoughts on her past caregiver. Her mother was from the school of ‘she can’t do that, and I need to protect her’. She’s blossoming now with her brother at the helm and a progressive care action plan. We work closely with doctors and psychologists to make sure we’re challenging our students without pushing them to do things they aren’t ready for yet.

After bagging her items, I take her money and give her the proper change. “Have a nice day,” I say with a smile.

“You too.” She steps away, and I clap.

“That was amazing, Suz! When did you learn to do that?” Sol asks.

“We’ve been working on it,” Susie tells him excitedly.

Sol looks at me and shakes his head. “Wow.”

“Susie did all the hard work. We just gave her a little guidance.”

A bell chimes, and the doors open as classes shift. Miles steps out and waves at Susie.

“Can I go talk to Miles?” she asks.

Sol shrugs. “I don’t see why not.”

“I can update your brother on how awesome you’ve been doing.”

“Thanks, Ezra.” She all but skips off, and I smile. Her connection with my brother was almost instantaneous. They’re nearly inseparable when he’s not teaching.

I turn to face Sol. “I actually wanted to talk to you alone.”

Sol tenses. “Is something wrong?”

I reach out and grab his forearm, and his muscle flexes. I swallow back a moan.

“Not at all. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. Susie is doing so well with her classes. I want to offer you a spot in a new program we are getting ready to launch. We’ll step outside of the classroom and help them further develop their social skills with people they don’t know.”

“I’m not sure if she’s ready for that.”

“I know this is a lot. You’re both in a transitional stage, but I truly believe she’s ready and eager to do more for herself. I think fostering that emotion will serve her well in the future.”

“I don’t know.” He frowns.

“You’re welcome to join us for our first trip to see it firsthand.”

He looks over to where Susie and Miles are talking animatedly. Hands are waving, and voices are raised. Their joy is almost tangible.

“When she first moved into the house with me, she fell into a deep depression. You guys have helped me pull her out of that funk. I don’t want to stand in the way of more breakthroughs for her.”

“We’ll take good care of her, Sol. I know how hard it is to let them go.” I grab his large hand.

He curls his fingers around mine. “I know.”

I hear Whoopie Goldberg’s character from Ghost whisper in my brain, You’re in danger, girl.

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About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Shyla Colt is a chaos wrangler, chronic crafter, and imaginary friend collector. The mom of two and a wife road trips with her weird brood when she’s not taking on a new hobby or bingeing on spooky podcasts and documentaries. She writes strong women with sass, plenty of nerdy tendencies, and the intriguing intense males who love them.

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#NewRelease “One Night In Spain: Garcia Brothers, Book 3” by Shyla Colt

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The minute he laid eyes on Deandra at his brother’s engagement party, Diego Garcia was smitten. The older woman with voluptuous curves, and an enchanting laugh, drew him in like bees to honey. The week-long destination wedding in Spain was his chance to win her over and show her that age truly is nothing more than a number. The Garcia family was known for their curse. Once they meet the one, no other woman exists. Now, he has to prove to Deandra what he feels is more than lust.

History professor Deandra Little found the young lawyer’s interest flattering, but she didn’t see how their life would meld. That didn’t mean she saw anything wrong with a little bump and grind in paradise, so she let the charmer take her to bed. More than passion was made on their trip, and now a baby will make three in eight months. Torn between wanting to believe the fantasy Diego is selling and her need to build a firm foundation for their child, Deandra has plenty to consider.

Will they be co-parents or more by the time their bouncing bundle arrives?

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#NewRelease “Unforeseen Serendipity (Garcia Brothers Book 2)” by Shyla Colt

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The past refused to let their love die.

The last thing Loretta “Lo” Inam expected to find on her new dating service was the one man who shattered her heart. Dating without seeing each other or knowing the other’s name seemed perfect. She spent seven months falling for the charming man with a deep voice and a strong personality. Connecting over their love of 80’s movies, the outdoors, and more, she’s ready to call him the one. Imagine her shock when she sees her lost love, Tomas Garcia.

Attorney to a prestigious family law firm, Tomas Garcia is tired of hooking up with women who only want him for what he can give them. The new dating site was perfect for his needs. Meeting his mystery woman and falling in love over late-night conversations, online dates with the camera turned off, and secret sharing, he was ready to commit. A first meeting at the bar reveals her to be the one woman he always regretted letting go of.

Did fate bring them back together, or was it an unfortunate case of coincidence?

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#NewRelease “You’ve Got A Hole On Me (Darling Donuts Book 1)” by Shyla Colt

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Athena
Darling Donuts is the job of my heart. I invested in the company to make life better in the long run. As a single mom of a pre-teen, it doesn’t pay all the bills. So, I work at a nightclub on the weekends to make up the difference. I have one rule, never give out personal information. Then a handsome co-worker saves me and changes my mind. Now I’m struggling with my heart’s desires and the responsibilities that take up all my time and energy. Having both isn’t an option… right?

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I came from nothing. Growing up hungry with a single mom who worked so hard, she was barely there to raise my brother and me, I had one goal— making money. The get rich quick attitude landed me in jail after a robbery went sideways. I left my cell focused on becoming a self-made man. I hit it big with crypto coin, and I’ve been living the life I could only dream of ever since. No one told me how lonely it could be on top or how empty things can become. One dark night a run-in with Athena changes everything. I realized what I wanted to be was her hero.

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#NewRelease “Manage My Heart : Romantic Comedy (New Year New Me Book 2)” by Shyla Colt

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One Lie will change everything
For the past five years, Adora has managed everything about Weston Rogers’ life. She’s sent flowers to his on and off again girlfriends, booked fancy dinners for clients, and never let him forget his mother’s birthday. Somewhere along the line, she broke the rules and fell for the sexy bearded beast with a questionable temper. With her illustration side hustle taking off, the only thing left to do before leaving the company is telling him how she feels.

Weston Rogers has spent his entire life trying to move out from beneath the long shadows his parents cast. As his boss prepares to retire, he finds himself trying to close the deal of his life and earn a share of Albany Software. When he’s asked to romance the prospective client’s daughter, he claims to be involved— with his personal assistant. The game of pretend heats up, and he realizes he wants to manage his heart, too.

But did he realize too late and ruin his chance with the woman of his dreams?

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“Daring to Risk” by Shyla Colt

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Daring to Risk

by Shyla Colt

Genre: Contemporary/Romance/Multicultural

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Widower Coire Allaway has spent the past few years focused on his twelve-year-old daughter, Una. When her interest in art leads them to a local studio, Coire finds himself drawn to the owner, Billie Cantrell. Hypnotized by the sway of her hips and the joy in her voice, his desire is woken for the first time since his wife’s death.

After wasting years in a loveless relationship, the free-spirited, independent artist isn’t looking for a man. Yet even Billie can’t help but be enchanted by the husky brogue of the Scotsman, his whiskey brown eyes, and the dedication to his daughter.

As the passion between them rages to a fevered pitch, they’re forced to make a decision. She isn’t willing to settle for less than love. Coire isn’t sure he can risk falling in love again.

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