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A Galactic Coming of Age


Krystyn Dean - 2017
    Races operating within their own planetary systems are to be left alone until they begin to develop the ability to travel at FTL (faster than light speeds). When the ability to travel at FTL becomes apparent, one of the members of the Federation is nominated to help ease the newcomer through the Galactic citizenship process. Unfortunately, not all the galaxies systems belong to the Federation, and some of those systems are much less than friendly. The last several decades have seen the development of war like societies that systematically loot developing planets. They take the water, and other precious resources, including slaves, leaving the remaining native inhabitants a barren planet. Without resources the population simply dies a slow death. The Egolari are here because we, meaning the people of Earth, happen to possess a skill set and an aptitude that is critical to the needs of the Federation. The major problem within the Federation is that virtually all the members have, for centuries been living in peace. They have developed a society that is not well suited to counter the growing violence presented by the nonaligned races. In short, they have no way to protect themselves, let alone protect the fledgling races just arriving on the galactic scene. Enter Earth. Of all the emerging races to become future galactic members, one has a superior potential to face the violence threatened by the nonaligned races. You guessed it, Humanity. The Federation realized that to continue to function as an organized galactic society, they would have to develop a military arm that could provide the Federation and emerging systems the protection of a fleet of space vessels and marines. Humanity was the race most capable of leading the development of that military organization because we had not progressed so far that our war like tendencies had begun to erode. Although we were not yet ready for galactic membership, we were a necessity that could fill the need, thus we were getting a crash course in how to travel the galaxy, protecting ourselves and the Federation with the full expectation that we would go where no human has gone before, and kick some alien ass.

Across the Galactic Pond Box Set: Far Beyond Complete Series


Christian Kallias - 2019
    His first mission: save a gazillion lives. When young Kevin has a chance encounter with a dying alien, he discovers not only that humans aren't alone in the universe, but that this encounter propels him into the middle of an intergalactic war. Now at the frontlines of a massive, far far away war, he’s sent to the last remaining ship of the losing side. The crew of the ship? All dead. His mission is simple: he must save the good guys from certain doom. From College reject to War Master, Kevin learns he must adapt quickly or billions will die. This Box set edition contains the following books: -Across the Galactic Pond -Fire At Will -Make it So! -Red Alert (new and exclusive to this box set) -Battlestations!

She Use to Be the Sweetest Girl


Linette King - 2016
    It comes from those you would have never expected it to come from, like your friends and sometimes your family. For Nichole Jackson it came from both. Amber, Nichole and Bianca had been best friends for a few years but neither of them really knew the other. They all pretty much only shared the information that they wanted them to know. The scariest thing to have in your life is a best friend that doesn’t really like you. With a friend like that, who needs enemies? Darnell (Murda) Jones runs the streets of Memphis with an iron fist. He prides himself on leaving no stone unturned by killing off any and everyone that poses a threat to his empire. His organization came first until he ran into a damsel in distress, literally. All of a sudden, his focus began to drift away as the overpowering need to save her took over. When life constantly throws you hardships, it changes you. Follow the She use to be the sweetest girl series to find out how quickly it changed Nichole Jackson.

Rykers Security


Isabella Hunt - 2018
    For five years, I’ve known one thing, and that is that my stepsister is my fated mate. I’ve felt the pull to her, and it’s undeniable. When my alpha sent me on a mission to bring back a wolf shifter, who had taken up residence in her town, I was hoping and fearing that I’d see her again. And my hopes and fears became reality on my first day there. She was the wolf. And my alpha wants her. Liam My mission was simple. I had to search for the missing journalist, Rebecca Schmidt, and find out if she was alive and well. While I did find her, I didn’t expect to feel such a magnetic pull towards a complete stranger. When she was attacked outside the bed and breakfast, I knew I had to help. When my father, Conner, and Kody came to help me get to the bottom of why werewolves were after Rebecca, Kody sensed something “off” about her. That there's darkness in her. I only hope I can keep Rebecca safe and get to the bottom of why she’s being targeted, and in the meantime, I pray that she feels the same undeniable draw towards me as I do towards her. Stone When Vicki Grant hired Blaire and I to find out who had killed her twin sister and her unborn baby, we knew it would be a tough one. We hit dead end after dead end, but—for some reason—I didn’t want to give up. One minor twist of fate, and our cold case was picking up speed. While I wanted to help Vicki discover who killed her twin, I didn’t want to do it at the expense of her life. I may not have all the answers, but the one thing I did know was that this sexy, beautiful, intelligent woman was my mate, my forever, and I’d do whatever I could to keep her safe. Rose Those eyes…where have I seen those eyes before? They are emerald green and they look remarkably like the eyes of the giant wolf I encountered in the woods. Yet…they belong to the incredibly sexy Max Ryker, who is most certainly a man in every sense of the word. I find myself returning to the woods that is part of the Ryker ranch. It’s like I’m drawn to it, even though my aunt and uncle have warned me to stay away from the Rykers. As I get to know Max Ryker and his mom and brother, I find that—even if the rumors are true, that his mom is a witch—I cannot stay away. I have a gut feeling that the Rykers are not what they seem, but will I have to give up a normal life to experience life with Max? Or can I have it all?

The Guest


Alan Nayes - 2020
    For over forty-two years the space probe has raced away from Earth at thirty-eight thousand miles per hour—past Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, cruising past Pluto and the furthest fringes of our Solar System. On August 25th, 2012, Voyager 1 accomplished what no other human designed device had ever done. The probe ventured into deep interstellar space. Over thirteen billion miles away!Impossibly, now the spacecraft is returning to Earth, traveling at nearly one/thirty-seventh the speed of light. In thirty-one days, Voyager 1 will arrive home.And it’s bringing an uninvited guest!https://www.amazon.com/Guest-Alan-Nay...

The NYCE Girls


Raquel Belle - 2020
    One by one. In the steamiest way possible! A friends to lovers, a secret affair, an enemies to lovers and a soul mates story. (Should be read in order but all books are also standalone each with its own HEA.)Join Grace, Jazz, Cara and Beth, as they navigate work, life, friendship and family in The Big Apple, while each of them finds love in all the right places, AND while they have each other’s backs every step of the way...the way besties should!HEA satisfaction guaranteed!Book 1: Boss-Zoned!Grace Peterson has been working for Nick Parker for 7 years! At this point they’re more like best friends. The girls even call her his work wife! She runs Nick’s life like a Swiss watch and he spoils her like she’s his girlfriend. Neither of them has been on a date OR been intimate with anyone since they slept together four years ago (They were celebrating and “technically” he wasn’t her Boss at the time).See, Grace has a rule: Don’t mix work with personal lives. She basically Boss-Zoned him. Now, they’ve been fantasizing about each other for the last three years.When Nick takes Grace to Paris to sign a client, they end up “celebrating” again, and don’t stop!They’re faced with a choice: Leave each other forever...or finally admit what they are. Book 2: The Boston WeddingAs the oldest of the girls, Cara Conley is starting to think she’ll never find love. So when she goes to Boston for her little sister’s wedding, and the first person she meets when she arrives is a Hot-As-Hell construction worker with muscles like Thor and a smile like Brad Pitt, she says “Yes” when he asks her out. Beth, Jazz and Grace even help to coordinate her outfit over a video call. She’s super excited and has a great time on her date, ending the night with what should be a one-night-stand.That’s until she goes to her sister’s in-law’s house the next day...and finds out that Jason Levine is her sister’s fiancé’s step-brother! Her future brother-in-law!Book 3: I Really Love to Hate You!As a journalist, Beth Espinoza has many rivals, but none of them quite as annoying as Anthony Preston. She tells the girls so often enough. Beth hates him more than anything in the world! After finding themselves working the same story at rival newspapers, Anthony tries to sabotage her at every turn. When Beth ends up needing Anthony’s help, they grudgingly agree to work a source together and share the information, soon discovering that the line between hate and love is a thin one…divided only by passion.Book 4: Just for The Holidays?Jazz normally spends Christmas with Beth, Cara and Grace, but this year, after a long time, she’s going home for the holidays. The girls exchange gifts early at their usual spot and Jazz flies out. The last person she expects to see when she gets to their small, middle of nowhere town is her high-school sweetheart, Trip Tucker. After a ten-year stint in the armed forces, Trip is eager to pick up where they left off, even if Jazz isn’t quite sure. She’s convinced that their lives are too different, though Cara advises her otherwise. But, that’s not the only thing standing in their way. Someone’s determined to see Jazz leave, and for Trip to forget all about her. Trip’s late best friend’s widow, Trisha Martin...and she’ll do everything she can to keep the two of them apart!

Lost Creek Shifters: The Complete Collection


Samantha Leal - 2018
    a quiet mountain town full of secrets... FINALLY Get the COMPLETE COLLECTION including all 8 Novellas! When Poppy takes a vacation with her overbearing family, the last thing she expects is to find herself in the idyllic surroundings of Lost Creek, and what comes as even more of a surprise is one of the first people she meets, the handsome and mysterious Arlo. Arlo owns one of the busiest diners in town, but Poppy soon learns that he is on the wrong side of a grand divide, and that Lost Creek is a town of two halves. "Bears and Wolves roam these woods..." she is told... But she never could have imagined how close they could be... and of how those nearest to her are hiding something deep inside of themselves which could threaten to ruin everything. Is Arlo all that he seems? And if he is really what Poppy thinks he is, could she be the woman he has been waiting for? The one who can finally love and understand him? There's only one way to find out... Come and meet the residents of Lost Creek! And pick a side... Bears or Wolves? This Collection features: ARLO SCAR BLU BODHI KODHI ZEKE RIVER THORN There is also a brief preview of the Shifter Heaven Box Set! These stories contain No Cheating, No Cliffhangers and of course all have HEAs ; ). Warning: This ebook contains mature steamy shifter themes and language and is meant for 18+ readers only.

The Duke's Library


Laura Cabrerizo
    Blending into the background suits her well as long as she can read. A less than clandestine adventure into the Duke's library creates a friendship she could never have imagined.Andres, Duke of Northumberland, wasn't expecting to find a stowaway in his library during the opening ball of the season but she intrigued him none the less. The more time he spends with her, the more he looks forward to seeing her. Perhaps it's time to take a wife after all.Does a wallflower with no means deserve a happily ever after?** Please Note: This is not a Georgette Heyer type ‘Traditional Regency Romance’ and as such is labeled under Historic Romance. Certain aspects of the book do not align with traditional Regency styling. It is simply a sweet romance that takes place between 1810 – 1820.

Peace Cottage


Lisa Kent - 2014
    There, in a cottage in the woods, she looks for peace and renewal as she heals from the loss and alienation of her former life in Vermont. But her new home and the man who owns it are shrouded in mystery. And Lucy must learn to live without certainty. Follow Lucy as she navigates a fresh start for herself and her family in regard to matters of home, loss, love, and hope.

One Night With A Dragon


Jasmine White - 2016
     Charming and impossible to resist, shape-shifting dragon Tony Lancaster was determined to seduce Lilly and get her into bed for one night of passionate fun. Something that she would find impossible to turn down. However, Lilly had no idea that one night with a dragon was going to be a night that would change her life forever... This is a paranormal pregnancy romance filled with adventure, danger and hot sensual scenes between the hero and the heroine. Perfect for those who love paranormal romances aimed at adults! Scroll Up & Start Reading This Now!

The Lost Starship: Books 1-3 Complete Saga: Elixr - Redeemr - Destroyr


Joshua James - 2019
    Kill the crew. That was the dying order of the captain of the starship Elixr. The ship followed the order. Then it lost its mind. Two decades later, the last chance to save billions of souls rests with the dead starship's only occupants: a pair of boys raised by a deranged robot. When Elixr crashes on a barren world, they join forces with an impoverished girl living on the edge of society to search for answers. Who are they? Why have they survived? And what could Elixr possibly do to save a world on the precipice of collapse? The more they learn, the greater the stakes become. Soon they are running for their lives from secret societies, deadly creatures, and powerful warlords. As enemies multiply, it seems the secrets of the lost starship may never be discovered. But Elixr is hiding more than secrets. Much more. THE LOST STARSHIP box set includes: Elixr Redeemr Destroyr Fans of fun, action-packed sci-fi will have a blast with The Lost Starship series!

Alien Firestorm (Fire and Rust #2)


Anthony James - 2019
    The Raggers have come and they’re the dregs of the universe, as the Unity League is about to find out. An unprovoked Ragger incendiary attack on the human city of Satra kills millions. Not everyone dies. Lieutenant Tanner Conway and a few of his squad survive the flames, as does Captain Jake Griffin, his spaceship Star Burner brought down by enemy fire. The survivors want payback, but it’s hard to beat an alien attack fleet when you’re stuck in the middle of a burning city. The Ragger spaceships are still in orbit and threaten the rest of the planet with the same fate. Someone has to stop them. The Star Burner has a massive nuke in its hold. Conway and Griffin think they can put the bomb to good use, but the spaceship won’t fly and the enemy have their own interest in the wreckage. A plan to bring the bomb to the aliens has unintended consequences and far-reaching effects. The fight will take Conway and Griffin from the ruined city to a spaceship with capabilities beyond reckoning. They will face unimaginable horrors and a foe that has no regard for life. Every contest has a prize and this one is no different. Victory against the Ragger fleet will save billions from death and set back the enemy’s ambitions in this part of the Unity League’s territory. It’s going to take skill, guts and a lot of dead aliens before it happens. Alien Firestorm is a fast-paced military sci-fi shooter filled with guns, tech and warfare. It follows on from book 1 in the Fire and Rust Series: Iron Dogs.

Autumn Awakening (Summer Unplugged Book 9)


Amy Spaling - 2015
    As in, ALL of their free time. As the days go by, Bayleigh's not even sure Jace has remembered the occasion. But she's hoping he'll prove her wrong. This is a novella. Also available: Part 1 - Summer Unplugged Part 2 - Autumn Unlocked Part 3 - Winter Untold Part 4 - Spring Unleashed Part 5 - The Beginning of Forever - A full length novel Part 6 - Autumn Adventure Part 7 - Winter Wonderful Part 8 - The Girl with my Heart (a novel from Jace's point of view)

The Blair Brothers: A Complete Romance Series


Brooke St. James - 2020
    Take a trip to Oregon and get swept away in the romance of it all as the Blair brothers each find their happily ever after. The Blair Brothers box set is a complete series that contains four full-length, sweet romances by bestselling romance author Brooke St. James.Delicate Balance (Book 1) I knew the Blair brothers. It was impossible to grow up in Astoria and not be familiar with them.There were four boys in the Blair family, and all of them had that certain something. They were smart, athletic, funny, and gorgeous. If I was forced to pick my favorite, it would have to be Henry. He was the wild one of the bunch—a rock star. Literally. He left Astoria years ago to chase and realize his dreams in Seattle. I still saw his younger brothers quite a bit, but it had been years since I'd seen Henry.That all changed one night when the Blair family came into the restaurant where I worked and sat at my table. Henry just so happened to be with them. I always imagined that he might be the man of my dreams, but after that night, I knew it.Cherished (Book 2) I had always dreamed of falling in love. I was ready and eager to find my happily ever after, but there was just one problem. The man I so desperately wanted to fall for was not available. He was taken—spoken for. He wasn't married, but he had been with someone for a long time. It didn’t help matters that she happened to be my friend.Some would say that's how it works, that I really only wanted him because I couldn't have him. That couldn't be farther from the truth. I had fallen for this man years ago, and he had won my heart for so many different reasons. The fact that he was off-the-market had nothing to do with my feelings for him.Did I mention that he was one of the Blair brothers? This made him even more unobtainable. Everyone in Astoria knew and loved the Blair brothers. There were four of them, and they were handsome, kind, driven, and successful. Any of them would have been a great catch. Too bad my heart already belonged to the one I couldn't have.The Whole Story (Book 3)I wasn't the only woman in the world who had been cheated on. I certainly wasn't the only woman who had sworn off men because of it. I was, however, one of the few who was willing to stick to my guns about it. Men would sometimes see that as a challenge, but before too long they would realize I wasn't interested.I planned on staying single forever, and nothing, absolutely nothing could possibly change my mind. Even a chance meeting with someone as wonderful and gorgeous as Max Blair didn't faze me. I wasn't attracted to his looks, fame, skill, or ambition. I was perfectly fine getting to know Max as a person without adding all the complications of dating. Sure, I was a little starstruck at times, but I had that under control. And then again, maybe I was a little attracted to him, too. But who wouldn't be? The problem was that he seemed to like me.Even still, I would stay single forever.Forgetting about Max Blair would be a piece of cake.Dream Chaser (Book 4)I was all set to embark on the most epic adventure of my life. I was ready for anything. My life had been filled with predictability since the day I was born, but that was about to change. I had devised a plan. Over the course of the next five years, I would live in five different cities. I would get to see, taste, and experience things I had previously only read about. I had been preparing for this moment for nearly a decade, and now it was time.Then something happened. A sweet, innocent little old lady said a few words that changed everything. She was aware of my travel plans and she urged me to make a detour. She was convinced there was something and someone waiting for me elsewhere. I thought that was nice and all… but I already a plan, and it did not include a twin named Jasper in Astoria.

My Year as a Clown: A Novel


Robert Steven Williams - 2012
    Morgan is a new kind of male hero, imperfect and uncertain, who—like his favorite football team—is fumbling forward into uncertainty. The 2013 Silver Medal Winner for Popular Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Initially, Chuck worries he’ll never have a relationship again, that he could stand in the lobby of a brothel with a hundred dollar bill plastered to his forehead and still not get lucky. But as his emotionally raw, 365-day odyssey unfolds, Chuck gradually relearns to live on his own, navigating the minefield of issues faced by the suddenly single—new routines, awkward dates, and even more awkward sex. Clown will attract fans of the new breed of novelists that includes Nick Hornby, Jonathan Tropper and Tom Perrotta. Like others in that distinguished group, Robert Steven Williams delivers a painfully honest glimpses into the modern male psyche while writing about both sexes with equal ease and grace in a way that’s both hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. "Williams has written a terrific novel. His book pulls back the curtain on male masculinity--showing us what a guy really goes through when dealing with the difficult mess of his beloved spouse's infidelity and the ensuing divorce. Williams' characters give us the real-deal: a gut wrenching and often humorous look, showing us the everyday horrors of what it's like to start all over again as one approaches middle age." - Suzan-Lori Parks, winner Pulitzer Prize for Drama "Robert Steven Williams has written a novel of tremendous honesty, humor, and insight. His story of Chuck Morgan, cast adrift on the rocky shoals of dating when his wife of twenty years suddenly leaves him, does for men what Bridget Jones's Diary did for women." - Joy Johannessen, editor for Alice Sebold, Amy Bloom, Michael Cunningham and My Year as a Clown "When we first meet Chuck Morgan, he's broken, twisted and confused. And that's what makes him so interesting. Like other intriguing literary heroes, he is at his best after life has knocked him to the ground, forcing him to find a new way to be strong again; damaged maybe, but more confident this time, with a kinder, more open heart." - Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Flatlanders