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Deadly: Part 1 by Hailey Matthews


Take It

D.J. Stone - 2014
    She’s starting to wonder if maybe all the lackluster love making has more to do with her than she’s been willing to admit. Her days are spent drudging away in a male driven career where the best she can do is apologize for existing as she inches her way up the ladder. Just as she’s about to throw in the towel, a chance encounter with a captivating stranger has her holding onto the hope that her thirst for passion may be quenched. The only problem is the stranger, Harrison Burke, turns out to be a colleague. Sleeping with him would be highly unethical and probably illegal, which only seems to make her want him more. After Harrison convinces Jenny that nothing will ever change in her life unless she learns to take what she wants, she jumps head first into a sea of unimaginable pleasure and lust. Will she be able to survive the storm that ensues or will she be so blinded by the frenzy of passion that she doesn’t even see it coming? ***This book contains sexual scenes and situations not suitable for readers under the age of 18.***

No Going Back

Melanie Brooks - 2014
    She left to make a fresh start hundreds of miles away, in a new hospital. Now she wants to put all the pain of her break-up behind her, meet new exciting people and get her life back on track again. The last thing she needs is another man, even for rebound sex. Not yet. But she hadn’t counted on meeting Stephan an Orthopaedic Surgeon. He seems to have it all sizzling good looks, intelligence, charm, wealth and a mysterious past. And he wants Becky, at least for one night. Becky is tempted to wipe out the pain of her breakup by sleeping with Stephan, but she’s also terrified of getting involved with a man, especially a man like him. Get ready for an exciting, hot and erotic roller-coaster ride of a story. word count: 18,000This novella contains adult situations and content.

Lie To Me

Evelyn Troy - 2014
     Dylan Myers is a self-professed womanizing billionaire, with more zeroes on the end of his bank balance than he cares to count, and too many stories of wealthy exuberance to recall. But does this vicarious and charismatic man harbor a secret? Soon their paths collide, and they fall into bed in hot and salacious circumstances! But will Holly be able to solve the riddle that is Dylan Myers? And will their turbulent relationship teach them the true value of enduring love?

Blue Diamonds

Antonia Marlowe - 2014
    Now he wants her dead.After a failed attempt on her life by vengeful ex-SAS captain John Stratton, a young British woman takes on a new identity and life for herself in Australia as Chloe Clarke. When a chance encounter leads to a whirlwind romance with the charming and wealthy businessman Tom Wentworth, it seems her fortunes have taken a turn for the better. But as her past life quickly catches up with her and her secrets are revealed, will Tom be able to save her from the danger of Stratton’s murderous intentions?Antonia Marlowe is the author of Strange Bodies, a futuristic crime thriller also available from The Book Folks on Kindle.

She Belongs to Me

Carmen DeSousa - 2011
     Charlotte police officer Jordan Monroe is used to being in control. Ever since his father died, he has provided for his mother and sisters and even hired his two brothers-in-law to help run his successful construction company. On a chance business trip, however, he meets the one person who throws his life into a whirlwind--Jaynee.Jaynee has lived a tragic life and has sworn off all men. That is until a rugged southern gentleman lands in her seating area, refusing to take no for an answer. From the moment they meet, Jordan sweeps her off her feet, assuring her that happiness exists. But can she really escape her past?Five years later, Jordan finds Jaynee on their back porch with a gunshot wound to the head. While Jaynee lies in a coma, Jordan has to go back to their beginning and figure out what went wrong. Did he push his wife to the edge, or has her past come back to haunt them? ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "You'll be swept off your feet along with Jaynee as she discovers the man of her dreams. You'll be drawn into the drama. And you'll flip the pages fast as Jordan must desperately figure out the truth in time. I was and did!" -- New York Times bestselling author Jaime Rush⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "SHE BELONGS TO ME is definitely a good suspenseful read. Ms. DeSousa is a talented author and I had no problem in connecting with the characters. The story displayed a realistic relationship between Jordan and Jaynee." -- The Romance Reviews

Pure Temptation

Eve Carter - 2013
    Fearing her life is in danger, Daniella jumps on the ‘Grey dog’ and heads south, ending up in a cozy beach town in South Carolina. There she meets the handsome twenty-four year old Harley rider, John Connors.Dazzled by John’s sexy looks and hot tattoos, she finds herself once again tempted, this time with her heart at stake. Not until a bombshell of a secret reveals itself does she realize that the cartel is closing in on the money, putting not only her own life, but everyone else's, in danger.Pure Temptation is a suspenseful New Adult Romance that will have you reading into the wee hours of the night.


Kellie Perkins - 2014
    But we do what we have to do, especially now that I have to take care of my sister as well as myself. Life isn’t supposed to be this hard. Matt gives me hope. Hope that I can find some excitement in this dreary life, that I have found someone that can love me for who I am, not just what my body can do. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that he’s very attractive, and one of the most wonderful people that I have ever met. I think that there might be potential here, IF I can only keep him from finding out what I do for the jackals in the pit at the club... Note: Not suitable for readers below 18 due to mature content. This is Part 1 of a 3 part series.

Sweet Submission

Roxy Sloane - 2014
    Maybe you’ve even tried. Asked for his hands to grip you a little tighter. If he could tie you up. Hold you down. But he always stops too soon.He doesn’t mean it when he makes you beg for him, doesn’t push you to the limits of your pleasure and demand everything you have to give--and more.You wonder, what would it be like with a man who truly commanded you? How sweet would the release be, giving yourself up completely? No limits. No boundaries.His control.

Uncaged Love, Volume 1

J.J. Knight - 2014
    Jo is on the run from her one terrible mistake. When Colt drags Jo from a brawl with street thugs, he recognizes her potential as a female fighter. But as they begin her training, their desire for each other sparks a love affair that could jeopardize them both. Uncaged Love is a five-part series.

Justified: Part 1

Ali Parker - 2015
    If you don't enjoy cliffhangers and partial reads for free, this might not be for you. I will be putting out the boxset super fast, which is the full story. ** 18+ Sexual Situations and Language Lust has always been the emotion of choice; love nothing more than a silly game played by delusional fools. Lisa Parks has been successful at everything she touches, her confidence her calling card. A recent move to Maine from New York is just the change of atmosphere she needs for a fresh start. With far too many mistakes in her past, her eyes remain focused on loving and leaving, her actions justified by far too many cracks in her damaged heart. Marc Martin is living the dream, his college being paid for and his sights set on great things. In a quick turnaround trip to help his older sister Kari move to Maine after heartbreak, Marc meets the woman that just might be his match. Lust has been a reoccurring theme in his life, and he has no plans of changing that. He is young and free, handsome and ready to set the world on fire, and finds that he is justified in breaking hearts everywhere he goes. Besides, love is a game played by many and truly won by few. No way would he ever consider settling down or letting someone into his heart. That is… until he meets Lisa.


Julia Sykes - 2013
    The night I was taken. I saved a man's life, but at what cost to myself? Can I convince him to save me in return?I hate him for what he's done to me. But the longer I'm trapped with him, the harder it is to cling to that hatred. He is an enigma of a man, one who is shockingly arrogant, sweetly contrite, and frighteningly aggressive by turns. And the pain in his eyes is a mirror for my own.The longer I remain in his grip, the more confused I become.Is my freedom worth betraying him?Warning: This series contains strong language and scorching sex scenes involving light BDSM.

Love's Heat

Ophelia Sikes - 2014
    They are cruising the Mediterranean Sea. Starting at Rome, they are working their way counter-clockwise through Florence, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Sardinia, Sicily, and Pompeii. Life is their playground.And then Hannah meets Brandon.Brandon is strong, intelligent, loyal, and everything Hannah could possibly dream of in a man. He has also just walked in on his fiancee in bed with his best friend. Hannah is willing to wait as long as it takes for him to work his way through this betrayal.And then all Hell breaks loose ...Love's Heat is the first novella in the Italian Nights series. Due to the strong sexual content and adult situations, this book is recommended for readers aged 17+. The first four novellas have cliff-hanger endings, which lead to the final novella with a happily-ever-after.I come from a family which adores Italy. My parents strive to go every year, and I’ve been several times there myself. I took this very cruise through the Mediterranean Sea and wrote my notes while I traveled. The sights, sounds, aromas, and atmosphere of this exotic region are just as I personally experienced them.If you haven’t been to Italy, Monaco, Spain, or France, I highly recommend it. Even if you have to save a little each year to make it a trip of a lifetime, it is well worth it. These locations are the cradle of civilization. The art, food, and culture created here resonate throughout time. In the meantime, enjoy this virtual vacation written from my first-hand experiences!

The Billionaire's Gamble

Holly Rayner - 2014
     The handsome, outrageously wealthy, and perhaps a little arrogant Conner McAlpine, on the other hand, is struggling to find investors for his latest money-grabbing scheme; an expansion of his business into the art collection sector. Under strange circumstances they meet, and under stranger circumstances realize that they can use each other to their advantage; Victoria soon finds a charming and generous benefactor in him, and Conner an enthusiastic entrance to the world of art in his young, talented protege. Before long they're inextricably tangled in each other's web of untruths and white lies, and to make matters worse, the brash and impulsive billionaire thrusts an engagement ring onto Victoria's finger, urging her to play along! This enthralling 18,500 word tale is the first book of Holly Rayner's thrilling series A Priceless Proposal, a multi-volume romance spanning three books.


Lexie Ray - 2014
     At twenty-five and living on the mean streets of Brooklyn, I’ve gotten wise on how to score anything from pills to cash to men. It’s called surviving, and I've learned how to make the rules up as I go. But, deep down, I know it’s only been a means to forget my disturbing past. I would do anything to forget… But when I return home one night and discover that song playing on the stereo, the song they used to play to torment me, I know they've finally found me, they've come for me, they’re already here. If they capture me this time, there will be no chance of escape. I am not about to let that happen. My new neighbor from down the hall, Ash has been watching me and I know he likes what he sees. He’s caught my attention as well. But there’s something about his smoldering good looks and brooding gaze I don’t trust. Then again, I don’t trust anyone. Will he complicate my plan to protect myself? NOTE: This is a three part story and, due to the nature of its content, is not suitable for very young readers.

Claimed by the Billionaire 1: Seduction

Danielle Jamesen - 2014
    But when the economy crashed, she lost it all. With her husband’s death, Serena finds herself crafting out a new life for her and her son and earning her fortune back from scratch. Serena never expects to get a job as a secretary for billionaire Bradley Gable and expects even less to find herself slowly become attracted to him. She feels a connection to him that she can’t explain and one she hasn’t felt in years. She wonders if he feels it too and if the two of them are going down a path of no return.