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From Hope Lake, With Love by Nina Bocci
Once Upon an Office Party
L.H. Cosway - 2018
He can make your soul wither with a single disapproving glare. And he never, ever socialises with his co-workers.This is why Maisie Wilkins, happy-go-lucky ray of sunshine, can’t fathom why Cameron finally decided to show up at their annual office Christmas party. Every year he received an invite, and every year he failed to attend. But not this year.Curious as to why he’s there, Maisie can’t resist sitting next to Cameron. Before she knows it, she’s had one too many drinks and is drunkenly hailing a cab back to his place. Office party flings are not something she normally does, but despite his intimidating character, Cameron has a charm she can’t resist. Or maybe it was just those five gin and tonics blurring her judgement.Whatever the reason, Maisie now has to navigate the awkward, tension filled waters of sharing an office with someone she’s slept with.Oh, the joys of the holidays!This story features Cameron Grant, Ellen's cranky and curmudgeonly brother from Fauxmance and it has a festive theme.It was available via L.H. Cosway’s newsletter.
Sasha Gold - 2014
The young lovers are separated for years until Jackson lures Kate back to the farm where it all started, and sparks fly once again.Excerpt from Chapter 2A flash of light broke her reverie. She blinked and looked around to find that he had taken a picture. In one swift motion he captured her wrists and pinned them above her head, and swung his leg over her pressing her down into the mattress. Once more she was his captive and she stared at him in bewilderment.“What are you doing?”“Updating Facebook.” He showed her the picture he’d taken. It showed him lying on top of her, kissing her passionately, his hand on her breast – which thank goodness was a little blurry. “You have a Facebook account?” “I’m updating your page.” He snorted derisively and gave her a look of mild disdain. “I don’t do Facebook.” She stared in disbelief. There was no need for him to restrain her wrists. Shock left her unable to even process what he was doing, much less fight him. Setting the phone down on her belly, he narrated as he slowly typed a message. “Engaged 2 love of my life. Jackson Stenberg OWNS me now.” He gave her a wintery smile and held it up for her to see.She gasped and tried to jerk her arms free, but she couldn’t move more than a fraction of an inch. “Not going anywhere, babe. I’m just about to update your status.”Disbelief made her thoughts reel and spin like bare tires seeking purchase. He couldn’t do something like that. He wouldn’t. Surely. “No…” He tightened his grip on her wrists and drew closer until his face was inches from hers. “You thought we were done. You thought you could walk away, wreck my reputation, leave me and never once look back?”“Holy. Shit. You are the biggest-”He arched a brow. “Keep talking, princess, and I’ll post to your page.”Kate felt heat flush her face. She watched, paralyzed with horror, as he waved her phone just out of her reach. The bling glinted absurdly, the glittering case dwarfed by his hand.“I’m starting to think I hate you, Jackson.”He shook his head and gave her a look of mock dismay and she watched in horror as he pressed the update button. The phone’s indicator spun in the middle of the screen and Kate remembered that the she had no data service out here. She exhaled in relief, but then a moment later a message appeared, “Status Updated.”
Forgiveness: A Lords of Carnage MC Christmas
Daphne Loveling - 2019
Angel, Jewel, and the rest of the Lords of Carnage family are getting ready to celebrate the holiday. But an unexpected visitor throws the club into turmoil, Dredging up secrets from the past. What will Christmas bring for the LOC? Catch up with Angel and Jewel, Jenna and Ghost, Brooke and Beast, and the rest of the LOC couples and find out! Note: This Lords of Carnage MC novella takes place after the events of Bullet, Book 9 in the series. It is recommended that you have read all the books up to that point before reading this one.
Danielle Jamie - 2016
It’s been almost two years since they welcomed their twins, Brayden and Colton, into the world. Since that day Savannah and Kayden have yet to have a romantic getaway with just the two of them—until now! Savannah’s birthday and Valentine’s Day will be one she’ll not soon forget. When Kayden surprises Savannah with a much needed romantic getaway sparks will fly! Desires will be explored and the number one rule: No Clothes Allowed, will be enforced by the sexiest Southern book boyfriend to ever steal our hearts, Kayden Knox. So grab your skis and fuzzy handcuffs because you’re about to board the Beaumont Jet and set out on an erotic vacation you won’t soon forget.
J. Kenner - 2019
Dive deep into bonus content you may have missed over the years, including a love note from Damien, text messages between Nikki and Damien, fan-favorite quotes from the books, plus several fun and sexy scenes previously shared in JK’s newsletter and on other sites. And, of course, the all-new holiday novella! And don’t miss JK’s special note to readers! “I never ever want to say goodbye to the Stark world! And I hope I never have to.” BJ’s Book Blog
Resolution: Free Fall
Fiona Starr - 2019
Champagne corks aren’t the only things popping! #HEA #Steamy #Love #ResolutionPact * * *The new year is shaping up to be just like the old one: boring, routine, and most of all, lonely. Which is a gut-punch considering all my besties are getting rings on their fingers and buns in their ovens.When I meet Ben on New Year’s Day I know it’s not a coincidence; the Universe is testing me. He’s my ideal man — single, handsome as hell, and he’s looking at me like I’m the girl of his dreams.One problem: He wants no-strings … and I’m looking for a happily-ever-after.When fate forces Ben and me together, I know I’m in trouble.Why does a man so wrong for me feel so right?Pack your chute and jump in to the latest in the Blaze Mountain Ranch collection!#happilyeverafter #leapoffaith #jumpintolove #wahoo
Spring Break Baby Burrito
Frankie Love - 2019
Sweet. Sun-drenched.I didn't have any spring-breaks-gone-wild myself, so this April I'm living vicariously through Bayleigh and Brody!He's more than an alpha with a six pack ... this hottie is about to become a daddy!xo, frankie
Christmas Without You
Celeste Granger - 2020
Being married to the love of her life is Wren’s dream, and it’s finally coming to fruition. She’s excited about their upcoming holiday vacation to the Swiss Alps. Phillip, a commercial airline pilot, maintains a hectic schedule, but he promised Wren the Alps. He promised uninterrupted time together to kindle their loving relationship.But Phillip can’t keep his promise, again, a reminder of all the other promises he’s failed to keep. That disappointment causes Wren to go home for the holidays instead. To her surprise, best friend, Torrence Edison, makes the same decision. Their reunion is a pleasant distraction. Emerging desire threatens to cross the friendship line when Torrence’s suppressed desire rises to the surface. His impassioned yearnings for Wren are hard to contain; yet, Torrence doesn’t want to push her to a place she’s not willing to go.Wren is surprised by her own eager response to the man that has always been there for her. She has a decision to make; hold on to the promise of forever or risk it all with someone who’s kept every promise he’s ever made.This is a standalone with an HFN/HEA.
Lucy Eden - 2018
Mike is my best friend.My tall, gorgeous, and bearded best friend.We both share a love for music, Monty Python, dirty jokes and my grandmother’s homemade cookies. I also have a giant crush on Mike.And he has no idea.I tried to tell him at a New Year’s Eve party last year, but I lost my nerve, and he ended up with someone else. Armed with a broken heart and a massive hangover, I wrote a list of New Year’s resolutions intent on turning myself into New and Improved Jane who doesn’t let life pass her by.With resolutions to check off the list and limited time to finish, I accepted Mike’s offer to help.But spending all this time with Mike is bringing up feelings that I’d spent a better part of a year keeping under control. Mike has a girlfriend and I can’t risk losing my best friend, but sometimes the way he looks at me makes me think, maybe, he feels them too?I’m probably just daydreaming, as usual…This free newsletter-exclusive novelette has NO cheating and is a standalone, friends-to-lovers romantic comedy full of alphas, steam, sarcasm and Monty Python references.
Charming Cinderella: A BBW & Boss Fairy Tale Valentine's Romance (My Curvy Valentine)
Lana Love - 2021
Little do I expect the curvy beauty I find in the copy room, humming a song that is familiar but obscure.Abby looks at me with daggers in her eyes, but when I find out who she is, I know I have to make things right (even if it's years too late).Every year, I take one of my assistants to the ball as my date. This year, I'm taking Abby. She seems to think I'm pulling a prank on her, but that's the last thing I'd do. I have a plan to win her over, but she might also slap me and walk out on me.But it's a gamble I have to make. I'm famously single and have never had a reason to change....but I do now. Abby's the one and I need her in my life forever.Charming Cinderella is a short and sizzling BBW and boss, older man young woman romance, perfect for a pick-me-up during your day or just before bed, and will have you dreaming of dancing at a Valentine's ball! Guaranteed HEA, no cheating, no past relationship drama -- just two people discovering love and starting a hot future together.This Valentine's Day it's time to make your fairy-tale dreams come true! Five of your favorite short and steamy authors have come together to bring you Prince Charmings (A.K.A. Alpha Heroes) who have a thing for curvy girls and happily-ever-afters! Enjoy, Princess, you deserve it!
Touch Me Doctor: A Fake Marriage Romance
Aria Ford - 2017
The reasons I can’t f*ck Jessica: She’s my employee. She’s a virgin. She’s twenty one. I will only want more and more. Saving lives for a living is what I do. But running a medical practice and being a single dad means my life is chaotic. I needed a babysitter – and I got so much more than I bargained for. I want her so f***ing bad, but I’ll have to keep my d*ck in my pants. Maybe there’s a reason we met. I’m seeking funding to research a cure that will change lives. And the head of the philanthropic organization will only support married couples. Taking Jessica’s virginity is a bad idea – but faking a marriage isn’t. I just hope I’ve got the self-restraint to pull this off. *** This is a Full-Length STANDALONE Fake Marriage & Virgin Romance Novella, with extra steamy bonus content included! an HEA and NO CLIFFHANGER. ***
Sophia Hampton - 2015
He's battling devils that haunt him on a daily basis Being a convoy escort is no laughing matter, and Andy Manners has always been one of the best escorts among his brothers of ink and steel, the Satan's Cubs MC... At least, until he got himself addicted to the very product he's supposed to protect. Now with both his life and job on the line, he must find the help he needs or risk losing it all. Often times, different roads lead to the same destination Their common struggle unites the two lost souls and lets them give each other the strength to resist the temptations of their past. But the shadow of relapse looms above the blissful bubble around them. Can the two see the dangers that lie ahead of their paths, or will Andy's inked brotherhood make everything fall apart and plunge them--helpless--back to the crippling grips of addiction? EXCERPT She giggled nervously as Andy shifted weight between legs and stuck his hands in his pockets. He was cleanly shaven and was actually wearing a button down shirt. It was interesting, considering he seemed to always wear motorcycle jackets and baggy pants. “You clean up nice, Andy,” she complimented, grabbing her purse. “Bye, Caleb.” “I got my eyes on you, buddy, okay?” Andy nodded, and Melanie could see he was trying not to laugh. As they walked outside, Andy looked her up and down probably noticing her high-waisted shorts over black hose. “Melanie, would you feel more comfortable taking your car? I can give you directions.” Melanie shook her head. “No way. I wore shorts instead of a dress so that I could ride that Harley. Don’t disappoint me now, sir.” She shook her finger at him like she was mad and then grabbed the extra helmet from the bike, straddling the back of it. “Well, c’mon, I thought first dates were supposed to be fun!” Andy chuckled and put his own helmet on as he mounted the bike. Melanie thought he looked pretty hot getting in the zone and everything. She wrapped her hands around his waist, and she could feel, surprisingly, that his abdominal muscles were pretty tight, very strong. He must work out or something. She wondered why he hid it underneath all the baggy clothes. “You ready?” he asked her as the engine revved.
Mistletoe in Malibu (Hot for the Holidays #1)
Lola West - 2020
But when your best friend is married into the Morgan Family, a herd of ripped and rowdy ranchers who won’t take no for an answer, quiet Christmases evaporate. A private jet ride later, I’m on the beach in Malibu, being hounded by the most attractive young cowboy I’ve ever laid eyes on. Too bad he’s way too young for me. BuckDid you ever see a woman who just knocked your socks off? Delores Reed is my cup of pudding. She’s funny and pretty and sure, a little bit older. She’s worried that if we get together people might talk. I’m nobody’s secret - but maybe for Delores, I can try. Mistletoe in Malibu is a Christmas spinoff of Lola West’s Big Sky Cowboys Series. Featuring all the Morgan characters that readers have come to know and love. Hot for the Holidays is a series of sexy fun short stories that will take you on a tropical escape for the holidays. Enjoy all the steamy stories in the series:Mistletoe in Malibu - Lola WestBows in Bora Bora - Jade BayPresents in Positano - Anita KnightElves on Easter Island - Jaycee WolfeChristmas in Cayman - Kara KendrickMerry in Mykonos - Aurora PaigeDecorating Abu Dhabi - Eva WinnersKringled in Key West - Layne DanielsKrampus in Kaua’i - Ava KnightSugarplums in St. Thomas - Loni Ree
Night and Day
Victoria L. James
I wanted her more.Four times a night I’d wake to kiss my blonde beauty, enjoying the way she sighed against my lips, making me feel more content than I’d ever been. We’d made it through the worst—or so we thought. The woman I loved was now in demand, and our surprising new romance gathered a dangerous amount of attention, which lured out the snakes from our pasts. With everyone trying to tear us apart, our futures were no longer certain, but I wasn’t willing to go down without a fight. Not all men are like me. I’m Marcus goddamn Anderson. The damaged. The healed. The lover. The one who never quits. And I had a woman to protect. The woman I’d already given up everything for. The only thing I had left to lose was her…That stunning, forever kind of love of mine.- Marcus Anderson.