by J Kahele
by J Kahele
Title: Staking a Claim
Author: Devon McKay
For most people, seeing Alaska is a dream come true. For Miami Beach resident, Samantha Held, it is merely a job assignment. Creating an advertisement for vacationing in the state gets her one step closer to achieving her career goal—partnership in Kolinsky’s Advertisement Agency.
Blake Langford is not willing to accept any exploitation of his beloved state, no matter how desirable the striking, southern blonde bombshell with fiery green eyes is, and he’s determined to sabotage Sam’s goal in every way. Falling in love with the enemy, however, was never part of the plan.
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Fuming, Sam held his gaze as she considered his offer. She couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to be dropped into her lap. She could learn everything she needed to know about Alaska and have a handsome, but overly protective, guide of the state to show her. Not to mention what his knowledge could do for the brochure.
It would also mean more time in his temperamental company.
Sam considered her options. She had gotten lucky finding Carlton Landing, but what about locating her elusive hotel? As proven last night, it was more than evident she couldn’t even read a map correctly. So, what real choice did she have?
She pictured her new office…the view of the ocean…the partnership. She was willing to take the chance. Besides, she’d never been the kind of girl who shied away from a challenge. Hell, so far, her life had been a series of challenges.
“It’s a deal.” Her voice came off cool and professional despite the quickening of her heartbeat. She offered her hand to shake on the agreement. “We haven’t officially met. Samantha Held. I go by Sam.”
“Blake Langford.” He extended his, grasping her hand and repeating the name she already knew by heart. He held onto her grasp for a minute longer than necessary. “I go by Wolf.”
Again, the breathtaking grin resurfaced, and an odd pulsation spiked through Sam, leaving her insides quivering like a bowl of gelatin as she second guessed her decision.
What kind of fool makes a deal with a man called Wolf?
DIRTY by Scott Hildreth
Biker MC Romance #3
— SYNOPSIS —
Lex Monsters come in all shapes and sizes.
Mine came in the form of four Calle 18 members, southern California’s most ruthless drug gang.
They kidnapped me, locked me in a room, and ripped the life from my very soul. The things that happened to me were unimaginable, even in my most vile of nightmares.
Then, one night he opened the door.
His name is Cholo and he slays monsters.
Cholo Monsters come in all shapes and sizes.
Mine came in the form of fearing failure. So, I made sure everything I did, I did better than any other man. The only thing I didn’t do well? Commit to a woman.
The son of a Hispanic mother and an Irish father, I grew up known as a ‘half breed’. The Hispanics saw me as white and the white’s called me a Beaner. Soon, I found a place where I fit in, and fit in well.
With the Filthy Fuckers MC.
I had no idea that one night I’d stumble upon a room filled with kidnapped women, or that one of them would steal my heart.
She did, though. Her name is Lex and she saved me from my monsters.
Jade has increasingly less to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s happy with this fact.
Title: My Heart, My Home
Author: Jessa Chase
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kate Jacobson took the first bus out of Madelia, Washington the day she graduated high school, and she hasn’t looked back. With a blossoming medical career at a busy New York hospital, she has found her calling. But when her best friend is gunned down in front of her by a drug-addled patient, Kate turns back to her small town roots, looking for stability and a place to belong.
Logan McAllister has worked his entire adult life to make the people of Madelia see him as more than the kid from the wrong side of the train tracks. He’s built a business with his own two hands, revitalizing the historic landmark homes in town to their former glories. He grew up with parents so completely infatuated with each other, he can’t imagine wanting to jump into the suffocating arms of love himself. But when his high school crush Kate comes back to town, he can’t help but fan the fires and reignite their old flame.
But not everyone is happy about her return . . .
When Kate’s clinic is vandalized, the two set aside the differences stemming from their pasts and set out to find and stop the vandal. As they work to solve one problem, their undeniable feelings for one another present another problem that’s even more dangerous-at least for her heart.
Kate can handle the crazy politics. What she can’t handle is smart, sexy, reformed bad boy Logan, who keeps showing up on her doorstep, determined to kiss the living daylights out of her.
Logan was wrong for her when she was eighteen, is he even more wrong for her now?
Jessa Chase was born and raised in the Inland Northwest of Washington State. She works in healthcare and enjoys winding down from a busy day in clinic by writing about romance. Jessa lives with her one tiny human and two rambunctious rescue pups. They all enjoy going for hikes and exploring new terrain in their hometown.
Jessa is an avid reader and draws inspiration from what she reads, as well as from her hobby of people-watching in public spaces.
Author Page on Amazon: amazon.com/author/jessachasebooks
Buy the book on Amazon (Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Home-Love-Madelia-Book-ebook/dp/B01MXXVQKM/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
“You know me, Helling. All vanity, all the time.”
He chuckled and approached her from behind. Theirs had been an easy intimacy, which had made the subtle shift from coworkers to friends as simple as breathing.
Helling tugged at Kate’s ponytail, releasing her curly brown locks from the hair tie and letting them fall free against her shoulders.
“You really are quite gorgeous, you know,” he said as he propped his chin on her shoulder. Kate blushed and could not maintain eye contact with him in the mirror.
“I’m really quite gullible, you mean,” Kate responded. “And so not your type.”
Helling faked a look of shock, but his boyish good looks could not maintain it for long. “Why, I never,” he responded, before giving in to another grin. “You are, however, exactly the type of wonderful, selfless, utterly magnificent type who would be willing to take on my Friday shift next week. That’s my type to a T.”
Kate laughed and turned around to face Jonathan. “What you mean is I’m the type who wouldn’t have anything better to do but work an extra shift, while you go out and have a ridiculous amount of fun at my expense.”
“I would never say it like that, but, yes.” Helling smiled again, poking Kate in the ribs until she agreed to take his shift. He wasn’t wrong in his assessment; Kate didn’t have any sort of social life to speak of and she very often volunteered to take other doctor’s shifts when they had pressing matters to attend to.
That didn’t mean she had to make it easy for her friend.
“What terribly important engagement would you be missing out on if I said no?”
“Would you believe a once-in-a-lifetime first date opportunity with potentially the love of my life?”
“I would, if you didn’t have one of those every other week.”
Helling narrowed his eyes at her in mock annoyance. “I’m serious this time. He just might be the future Mr. Helling. The bearer of my future children. My all. My everything.”
“How exactly are you planning on him bearing your future children?”
“Oh, well, I happen to know this girl, she’d be a perfect surrogate. She’s the most wonderful, selfless, utterly magnificent type of girl…”
Kate laughed heartily as she exited the physician’s lounge and headed back out to the pit, Jonathan still extoling her virtues and sucking up to her along the way.
Title: 51 Love
Author: Jeremy T. Ringfield
A hot hopeless romantic who enrolls into college begins leaving love notes for a girl who works at the front desk of his student apartments. But what she doesn’t know is that her man candy had just been released from jail before they met.
51 minutes in the pen may explain why he wrote the love letters in the first place in this story where trouble meets love, pain meets comfort…he meets her.
Jeremy T. Ringfield is an eighty’s baby year-old indie author who enjoys writing to the tween bumfuzzles in us all to reveal old unconditional loves.
Backburn by Brandy L Rivers
Series: Combustible 4
Genre: Romantic Suspense
— SYNOPSIS —
Sometimes to control a fire you have to start one.
A string of arsons has Officer Marissa Cortez willing to pair up with an old flame in order to find the firebug. She’ll do her best to ignore the chemistry that has never died.
He realized his mistake in the midst of danger.
Seasoned fireman, Dave Metcalf, has a sea of regrets. The biggest was pushing his now ex-wife away while recovering from a bad fire. With her illness, his son comes to live with him again, giving him a new perspective.
Watching a comrade go down pushes Metcalf to help in the investigation.
The spark never died between Marissa and Metcalf. They’ll have to work together to find the culprit and end the wave of destruction sweeping Lakeridge.