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Pints & Potions (The Unlucky Charms Book 1)

T.M. Cromer - 2021
    On a whim, she adopts an alias and jets off to Ireland, where she stumbles into the path of the enticing rogue, Cian O’Malley. But she’s ill prepared to deal with the onslaught of emotions his wicked grin stirs up when he oh-so-casually turns up the charm.A hardened, down-on-his-luck warlock, Cian O’Malley is determined to change his family’s plight and restore their stolen magic. In the midst of his half-baked plan to woo the bewitching Piper, he finds himself in a death match with an old enemy who’s carrying a monumental grudge.Before long, Cian discovers Piper might just hold the key to reversing a two-hundred-and-fifty-year-old curse. He only has to keep them both alive long enough to solve the riddle written in the O’Malleys’ ancient grimoire and convince Piper to trust him with her heart.

Tangible Spirits

Becki Willis - 2017
    Gera Stapleton does not believe in ghosts.In the infamous town of Jerome, Arizona, a once-friendly ghost named Mac has reportedly embarked on a petty crime spree, and Gera is there to investigate. Has her journalism career come down to this? How can she accurately report a story on something she doesn't believe exists? Now there's been a murder, and the townspeople are content to blame Mac for this, too. In a town filled with curiosities, she befriends a lonely old woman, butts heads with an ornery sheriff, falls for a sexy hotel owner, and uncovers an amazing tale about greed, deception, and family honor. And when the killer targets her as the next victim, an unlikely savior comes to her rescue. Now Gera has a difficult choice to make: write the story of a lifetime, or save the legacy of a town—and a man—she has come to love. Smart dialogue, plenty of action, and a touch of the supernatural make this a must-read novel. You'll find yourself wondering Is it possible?Are there truly such things as tangible spirits, after all?From readers like you:"A delicious read. It has ghostly whispers, a brave leading character, bad guys, fun, danger and love. " ..."Loved this book!" ..."What an interesting, captivating cast of characters!" ..."The setting and the ghost legends all added to the atmosphere. The story was good and so were the characters." ...

Before You

Kathryn Freeman - 2016
    Highly recommended! High-class motor racing and reckless romance make for a fiery mix when a driver out to win meets a woman who doesn’t like to lose . . . Melanie Hunt’s job working for the Delta racing team means she is constantly rubbing shoulders with Formula One superstars in glamorous locations like Monte Carlo. But she has already learned that keeping a professional distance is crucial if she doesn’t want to get hurt. New Delta team driver Aiden Foster lives his life like he drives his cars – fast and hard. But, no matter how successful he is, it seems he always falls short of his championship-winning father’s legacy. If he could just stay focused, he could finally make that win. Resolve begins to slip as Melanie and Aiden find themselves drawn to each other –with nowhere to hide as racing season begins. But when a troubled young boy goes missing, everything is thrown into turmoil, including Aiden’s championship dream. What people are saying about Before You: A superb book! I have read a Kathryn Freeman novel before (Search For The Truth) so I knew that this novel would be excellent.....also it's a Choc Lit book so that means it's a winner, too! - I can really recommend it.' Amazon Reader. 'This was a very well written story showing life on a motor racing circuit from a very different view point. I enjoyed the book which moved along as fast as the cars! Warm hearted and engaging.' Amazon Reader. 'I can honestly say this book is amazing. What a page turner! For those of you who may be put off by Formula 1 ..... please don't be put off by this. It is a heart warming/finger biting experience. I can even see this being made in to a film. So any producers out there .... please read this. It would make a fantastic film!!' Amazon reader.

Ghost Moon

Kathryn Knight - 2020
    She escapes to Cape Cod, where a distant relative has left her an old house with a tragic past. Rumors of a haunting presence plague the abandoned home, but Lark doesn't believe in ghosts...until she has no choice.After completing his military duty, veterinarian Jesse Holt returns to his small hometown to take over his father’s practice. He soon finds himself drawn to the alluring redhead now living next door, but she has made her intentions clear—she’s moving back to the city as soon as possible. When frightening events threaten her safety, though, he can’t deny his protective instincts.Unable to fight their feelings, they give in to desire…but another battle looms. Lark’s arrival has awakened a decades-old mystery, and the truth of what happened at Holloway House will only be revealed when it claims yet another life.

Triple Dragons - The 3 Book WereDragon Bundle

Serena Rose - 2016
    Three curvy heroines. Three awesome books! (These books are never previously published anywhere else!) BOOK 1 – THE DRAGON OF ICE When Lydia tried a new online dating app she was not sure who she would end up meeting. It was there that she met a man called Victor who was very charming yet also incredibly mysterious. It was clear that Victor had secrets but Lydia had not bargained on that secret being that he was a shapeshifting Ice Dragon. Victor wanted fun and so did she. It seemed like the perfect match. However, Victor had more than just the one secret.... BOOK 2 – A DRAGON FOR LIFE When city girl Madison enjoyed a drunken one night stand with handsome dragon shifter Eli she assumed it was a bit of fun and that she would never see him again. However, she did not know that when dragons like Eli mate, they mate for life. Madison only wanted a dragon for one night but now she is set to have a dragon for life, whether she likes it or not... BOOK 3 – BITTEN BY THE DRAGON Dragon shifter Merek Drago just could not help himself. He knew he should avoid humans at all costs but when he heard a damsel in distress he knew he had to help somehow. That damsel in distress was young Arabella. A bad car crash had left her on the verge of death but Merek knew that by biting her he would save her life. So he did. However, by biting her Merek was now obliged to take her as a mate and Arabella's life as she knew it was about to change in more ways than just one....

Sage it Out

Shereen Vedam - 2021
    Sage Tanton is her BFF with a psychic sense for trouble.Protective of her family and friends, Rose is confident she can handle any situation without Sage's supernatural intervention. But then the unthinkable happens. Rose's action triggers one of Sage's visions about a child in danger. And once again, her life is turned upside down. Getting the police involved throws Rose an unexpected romantic curveball. So, she does what she does best - jumps in feet first and finds herself out of the proverbial herbal teapot and into the flames. Liar, liar, pants on fire, Detective Nathan Bryant knows that gorgeous woman he just met is not only deceitful but could be entirely insane. Now he can’t stop lusting after her. Can a determined police detective help Rose achieve her long sought-after redemption or will they both retreat behind their yellow tape and lose out on love? Trust is a gift either has yet to give.

Forty-Four Book Thirteen (44 13)

Jools Sinclair - 2016
     But not without a fight. Trapped between the evil that is Nathaniel Mortimer and the mysterious Samael, whose terrible secret she has finally unearthed, Abby doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance. Is there any way she can overcome impossible odds and make it out alive? Or will she eternally be trapped by the darkness, with home forever being just a dream, a mirage, a wisp of a ghost always disappearing in the wind? Read the unforgettable last chapter in the Forty-Four series and find out.

Exotic BDSM Club: A Werewolf's Desire

Caelia Sky - 2014
     When I asked them if they had werewolves, and they said yes, I was prepared for a new and exhilarating joyride. But as soon as I saw two handsome men, ready to go at me and let their primal desires take over, I knew this would be a night to remember. A 3500 word short story This is part of a series of short stories. They can all be read as standalones in any order. Other parts: A Werewolf’s Desire A Vampire’s Desire (Free with KU) - A Billionaire’s Desire (Free with KU) - A Werespirit’s Desire (Free with KU) - A Devil’s Desire (Free with KU) - This steamy werewolf menage erotica is recommended for 18+ DRM Free


Mya O'Malley - 2016
    Why not, when her muse, Maggie, calls to her from beyond her own window? 

After all, the story couldn't possibly be as complicated as Naomi's own love life. Torn between Ryan, the mysterious and seemingly perfect man she just started dating, and Bryce, the sexy single dad who recently moved in next door, Naomi must navigate the tangled web of dating—all while trying to solve the mystery of Maggie's death.When things turn dangerous, Naomi quickly learns whom she can trust and, more importantly, whom she can’t. Will she be able to write Maggie’s story and finally give Maggie the peace she deserves?

One Summer in Positano

Georgie Capron - 2020
    She decides to have one last summer of fun before buckling down, so heads off to beautiful Positano in Italy. There, despite all her good intentions, she can't help but fall a little in love with the very handsome, but rather naughty, Luca and, as the summer draws to a close, Libby has some big decisions to make. Should she head back home and face up to her responsibilities? Is Luca really the right man to start a family with, or has the perfect man been right in front of her eyes all this time? And, when it comes to affairs of the heart, is it really better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?

Sad Birds Still Sing

Faraway Poetry - 2019
    In less than a year, he became one of the most recognizable figures on the platform he writes: Instagram (@farawaypoetry). In this book of selected poems and writings, Faraway takes the reader on a journey of discovery, with a message of hope running as the main artery through the pages. It fearlessly dives into the depths of the human condition, tackling topics such as new and old love, heartbreak, loss, anxiety, self-love, dreaming, and much more.

Primrose & Poison

Mara Webb - 2020
    Her mom is more than willing to welcome her back, and it seems that not much has changed in the sleepy old lake town, or has it?Astrid seems to be bumping into old high-school classmates at every turn, and when her old best friend, Rachel, shows up at her birthday party she is thrilled. The feeling is short lived however, a body has turned up on the shores of Raven Bay, and the ghost has sought Astrid out, to help solve a murder.Seeing ghosts is one thing, learning you’re a witch is another.Astrid always had Raven Bay down as a quaint lakeside getaway. Upon returning home she realizes nothing is further from the truth. She’s only back in town a few days when she uncovers a decades old secret that seems to have been magically removed from everyone’s mind. To make matters worse there seems to be a connection to a new murder.Has a killer been roaming the streets of her hometown all this time?With her friend’s reputation on the line, she finds herself falling headfirst into a life-threatening murder mystery. Clues are hiding everywhere, and when she starts to uncover the truth, the killer turns their sights on Astrid.At least there’s a high-school crush back on the scene. He’s smooth, charming, and even has a pair of handcuffs in his pocket—but he is the town sheriff after all. With a murder to solve Astrid finds plenty of excuses to hang around the dreamy officer.That’s if her talking cat, Renny, can give her a minute to think.

Thoruk's Gift

Celeste King - 2021
    He could break me without a thought. And somehow I’m in love with him.There isn’t much left of my world after the Orcs came rampaging through the portal. If you’re a woman, you’re property – and that’s if you’re lucky enough to end up in a human bunker. Life can’t get much worse.And then I get captured by a band of primal, savage Orcs.I was foolish enough to be caught while on a foraging mission. I’m taken to the chieftain as a prize. His name is Thoruk and this huge, powerful savage is determined to make me more than a breeder.He wants more than my curvy body. He wants my heart as well.He’ll fight for me. He’ll die for me.But most of all…He’ll love me.Author’s Note: Thoruk’s Gift is a full length monster romance that features a giant Orc with eyes for his beloved, curvy human. Action and adventure abound as well as steamy scenes between the tiny human and giant Orc. HEA guaranteed.

His Queen

Amelia Wang
    Every year, every unmated male werewolf would travel around the world in order to find their other half; their soul mates.All, except for Darius King.As the 'heartless' Alpha of the Golden Moon and the blood Alpha, his is the only name that sends shivers down his enemies' spines whenever they thought about him. In his opinion, the tradition is nothing but a perfect opportunity for other packs to attack him while most of the male wolves are not around, or so he reckons.Little did he know that his decision would lead him to his mate who crashed into his territory; literally.♛

The Battle Prince's Prize Bride

Nikki Clarke - 2020
    I’ve always believed this, even as I take up a sword in a contest of princes that will determine who will be king of our lands. It’s a prize that many covet, including my brother who wants the throne more than any I know and is the last person who should have it. I don’t even want to be king, but I’ll do it just to keep it from him, and that’s all that matters until I’m gifted the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.Benta comes as a wonder in the Matching, a ceremony to determine the mates of me and my fellow battle princes. She’s not like the other prizes. First, she’s human, not a simpering Worsi or snooty Piki. She’s also a fierce woman who’s full of surprises, any of which could tear us apart.