Tag: contemporary

Deathly Desires

Deathly Desires

Chris Bedell

17-year-old Cody’s biggest problem isn’t his relationship with a grim reaper so he can get over a past unrequited crush. It’s his “I Know What You Did Last Summer” like situation him and his friends are trying to solve before they die themselves.

I know what you did last spring…

When 17-year-old Cody's unrequited crush, Mason, is killed by his friend Veronica, he helps her successfully cover up the murder. That is until the start of their Junior Year, when everyone involved receives a menacing note from someone who knows what they did.

The blackmail about Mason’s death quickly escalates to stalking, arson, and attempted murder. Cody and his friends must discover who found them out before they get killed themselves. And fast.

Noah has an altogether different secret. He’s a grim reaper, escorting people to the afterlife when they die. When his path collides with Cody, a spark soon forms between them. But whether they can make their relationship work is a different question. If Cody and Noah want a real chance at love, they’re going to have to be honest with each other about everything they’ve been hiding from the world.

If you like your PRETTY LITTLE LIARS with a hefty dose of Tara Sim’s TIMEKEEPER, Deathly Desires is the book for you.

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Deathly Desires is published by Deep Hearts YA, the young adult imprint of Deep Desires Press. For more information on Deep Hearts YA, please click here to visit the website.

The Line of Succession 3: Interregnum

The Line of Succession 3: Interregnum

Harry F. Rey

Chaos rules an empty throne.

The Queen remains steadfastly in a coma. James is adjusting to his life as prince regent, helped by new eye-candy Samuel, while Andrew faces up to the reality of working for the opposition—James’ twin sister Alexandra. Andrew and James now find themselves on opposite sides of the war of succession.

With Alexandra’s bombshell article due to shock the monarchy to its core, she must seek out political allies to take the throne while keeping her restless husband Faisal in check. But the establishment is fighting back, and they’ll use even the most diabolical means to ensure James will produce an heir.

The powerful forces behind Operation Rex face a greater threat—Lizzie’s plans to expose the monarchy’s deadliest secrets to the world. Her pact with the IRA may finally avenge her parents’ murder… and truly enthrone a reign of chaos during this interregnum.

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Casting Couch

Casting Couch

Slave to Beauty #3

Tim Bartholomew

Catapulted out of his comfort zone and into the torrid atmosphere of a Moscow film studio, can a guileless and irresistible young man escape erotic possibilities with a clear conscience, or must he risk everything?

When artless Cambridge academic Andrew Billingham is beguiled into playing the handsome prince in a Russian TV commercial, he and gorgeous wife Bryony decide it’s too good an opportunity to miss.

Filming in the stifling heat of a Moscow summer, however, irresistible Andrew is accosted by studio folk—men and women alike— who jostle for his sexual favors. The evident adoration of Emilia he would reciprocate, were he single; director Jonny’s advances he would find not unappealing, were he gay; although, Bryony did allow her husband carte blanche should he find himself desiring another.

Conflicted between keeping his conscience clear and his urges to cave in to the many erotic possibilities presented, it’s only when Andrew’s private anxieties take on a more public dimension that he begins to wonder whether alluring make-up artist Emilia is all she pretends to be. There is, after all, political unrest in Russia—and Emilia seems closer to it than Andrew ever expected.

The tumultuous final instalment of the Slave to Beauty series where a good man does battle with the twin demons of disloyalty and temptation.

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You Belong To Me

You Belong To Me

Hells Vipers #1

Britt Collins

It’s hard to resist a bad man with a good heart…even if he’s the Road Captain for a Motorcycle Club on a deadly mission.

The Hells Vipers Motorcycle club has a rat. Someone is giving out personal information to a rival club, and the rivalry has turned deadly. Not only are club members being targeted, their families are in the crosshairs as well.

Nuke, the Road Captain for the Hells Vipers, has a reputation for being a little crazy. At 6'3", he's a blond, tattooed, muscular fighting machine and a force to be reckoned with. He does what he wants when he wants, and he only wants two things at the moment: to find the snitch and possess Jasmine's heart, body and soul.

Jasmine Simmons is an African-American nurse who gets caught up in the chaotic world of the Hells Vipers after doing a friend a favor. She's never met anyone like Nuke before, and she can’t help but find him irresistible. When the threats against the club take aim at her, though, she realizes she might be in way over her head. Is it too late to run, or is she already in too deep?

If you couldn’t get enough of the Reaper’s Motorcycle Club, You Belong to Me should be next on your list.

You Belong to Me was previously published by the same title, under the name Jordan Abbott, and has been re-released.

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Blissful Surrender

Blissful Surrender: Running From The Shadow

Shadow of the Leopard

M.C. Fields

An MMA fighter brazenly pursues her reluctant instructor, not realizing he possesses a dark, destructive power.

Justin is a Mixed Martial Arts instructor who has been enlisted by the ruling Mohawk Matriarchs to help protect the most vulnerable women in their community. Since then he has devoted his life to empowering women.

Marie is a free-spirited aircraft mechanic determined to live life to the fullest. And she’s Justin’s student.

Justin is the best martial arts instructor Marie has ever had. He is also the subject of her raunchy sexual fantasies. Unfettered by the traditional roles of women in society, she’s unafraid to show Justin what she wants, but he’s having none of it.

After Justin saves her from being attacked, Marie realizes her feelings go deeper than sexual attraction alone. She knows that Justin is reluctant to have sex with a student but pursues him brazenly nonetheless. But she doesn’t know that Justin is guarded for another reason: he is able to call up the Shadow of the Leopard, a mysterious force that once led him to kill two cops.

As the attraction between them intensifies, Justin is forced to make a decision: keep walking the tightrope he is on, or surrender to Marie and risk putting the school in jeopardy or even worse….

Blissful Surrender is a 31,000-word novella.

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First Watch

First Watch

The Watch, Book 1

M.W. Benjamin

A killer is loose on the streets of Denver. Detective Sarah Thomas will stop at nothing to catch him, even if it means risking her own life.

A lover. A serial killer. Both will push her to her limits.

A serial killer claims his first victim, and Detective Sarah Thomas throws herself into the investigation. Embroiled in an underground world that pushes her to her physical and emotional limits, it will be more than just her job on the line…

Sarah is a woman in a man’s world. She works daily to make sure she’s taken seriously as a police officer. When Julie Hutchinson, a prominent member of Denver society, is murdered, Sarah takes on the case, eager to catch the killer as fast as possible. When her investigation brings her to Sam Sutherland, a young billionaire and friend of Julie Hutchinson’s, Sarah soon finds herself deep in a world of sexual intrigue that leads her down a road she never expected. When another victim turns up, Sarah must find the killer before she becomes his prey.

Will Sarah be able to find this madman, or will she let her emotions for Sam Sutherland take control and cost her everything?

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All Together Now

All Together Now

A Red Hot Bundle of Romance

Gemma Stone

Strong and beautiful women set passions blazing in this collection of red hot stories of love, lust and desire.

Sexy blonde musician, Trixxi Powers, loves with all her heart, but life in a successful band tests her special relationship with her boyfriend to the breaking point. Beautiful business woman, Stephanie Spicer, sets pulses racing as she tries to find one special lover among the many suitors in her corporate world. Bored in her twenty-second century marriage, Cindi Weston tries to spice things up with an artificially intelligent sexbot.

Will Trixxi manage to keep her boyfriend, despite a band leader who wants to come between them? Will Stephanie manage to navigate the forbidden fruit of amorous desire, without derailing her success in the business world? Will Cindi manage to rescue her marriage, when the allure of sexbots opens her up to possibilities she never imagined?

Settle in for some red-hot reading as you turn the first page, and hold on for a ride that will continue all the way to a gasping climax.

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Yakuza

Yakuza

Guns and Roses: Book 1

(Tawano Arc: Book 1)

Lilia Blanc

College Student Hiroshi finds himself swept into a risky romance by yakuza leader Kazuo, who plays to all of his darkest fantasies—and finds real danger when an old enemy returns to Tawano.

The people of Tawano are used to the yakuza. They know to avoid them, to get off the streets when fights are brewing. At least, most of them do.

When college student Hiroshi makes a fatal mistake, and finds himself held at knifepoint, there's only one person who can help him: Kazuo, the yakuza who controls Tawano, and the one who started the fight in the first place.

They're completely different, and as their paths keep crossing, neither of them can understand the other—but it's clear they’ll have to, or the dangers that follow Kazuo could claim more than just the lives of a few city-folk.

Yakuza is a 75,000-word bittersweet romance.

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Gay Love and Other Fairy Tales

Gay Love and Other Fairy Tales

Dylan James

Jordan Ortiz decides he can no longer hide who he truly is. He’s gay.  He comes out to his family, then he comes out to everyone, and it goes well. Like, way better than he thought possible. But that’s about where it ends. There aren’t enough out gay kids at school for him to build a queer social life or even consider the possibility of dating. For now, he’s happy to be the gay bestie for his BFF, Hannah.

Benjamin Cooper is the captain of the football team and has known Jordan for almost his whole life. And he has a secret. When they won an award at the science fair in grade nine, Jordan hugged him—and that’s when Ben realized he had feelings for Jordan. As he watches Jordan come out and flower into who he is, he can’t help but feel ashamed—ashamed at what a coward he is compared to Jordan.

When a broken leg and fair-weather friends leave Ben feeling lonely on Christmas break, he spends New Year’s Eve with Jordan, just hanging out in his basement like they used to years ago. But as the countdown to midnight happens and the ball is about to drop, Ben has something else in mind. At the stroke of midnight, he kisses Jordan.

What starts with a surprise kiss leads to a year of shared secrets, hidden love, relationship troubles, and broken hearts. Through it all, one fact holds true—Jordan loves Benjamin and Benjamin loves Jordan. But is that enough to carry them through when Ben wants to stay firmly in the closet, to the very point that this might destroy what hope they have of true love?

Gay Love and Other Fairy Tales is a sweet young adult romance published by our young adult imprint, Deep Hearts YA.

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Sexpresso

Sexpresso

Gemma Stone

Attractive coffee shop manager, Catherine Cox, has been challenged to double the sales at her London-based shop, The Coffee Station. If the business is going to survive, it needs to start making more money. The solution, she knows, is to somehow make The Coffee Station stand out against the big chain competitors.

Little does she know, her staff have been discussion strategy for a long time, and the answer doesn’t just lie with steamy espressos. Can this serious businesswoman put aside her assumptions about the market and embrace a darker side to her café’s hot roast?

What will it take to please staff and customers, and the demands of a silent partner who has more than coffee on his mind?

Sexpresso is a 18,000-word novella and was originally published as part of the Hot Roast Romance And Coffee Confessions anthology.

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