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The Solemn Bell (Neill Brothers 1920s Romance)

The Solemn Bell (Neill Brothers 1920s Romance)

Reeling from a motorcar accident, Captain Brody Neill seeks shelter in a derelict manor house. But the injured Captain is not alone. Haunted by horrors of the Great War, he has become addicted to the only drug strong enough to dull his tortured soul. Without his precious morphine, he cannot keep the disturbing visions of his past at bay.

Only the mysterious, blind beauty who inhabits the house can save him, but doing so means that reclusive, sheltered Angelica Grey must risk exposing herself to a world of lies, lust, and obsession that she is not prepared for.


This is a dark & gritty historical romance set in the 1920s. The heroine is sexually assaulted at the beginning of the book (not by the hero). It isn't a titillating scene, though it is described. It's something the hero & heroine must overcome over the course of the story.

If this storyline is not for you, the later books in the Neill series are stand-alones, and much sweeter. 

Read, Write, Love at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 1)

Read, Write, Love at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 1)

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends!

Read, Write, Love at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Read, Write, Love. The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

In READ, WRITE, LOVE at SEASIDE...
Bestselling author Kurt Remington lives to write. He spends twelve hours a day in front of his computer, rarely leaving the seclusion of his beach-front property, where he's come to finish his latest thriller -- that is, until free-spirited Leanna Bray nearly drowns in the ocean trying to save her dog. Kurt's best-laid plans are shot to hell when he comes to their rescue. Kurt's as irritated as he is intrigued by the sexy, hot mess of a woman who lives life on a whim, forgets everything, and doesn't even know the definition of the word organized.

Leanna's come to the Cape hoping to find a fulfilling career in the jam-making business, and until she figures out her own life, a man is not on the menu. But Leanna can't get the six-two, deliciously muscled and tragically neat Kurt out of her mind. She tells herself she's just stopping by to say thank you, but the heart-warming afternoon sparks an emotional and unexpectedly sweet ride as Kurt and Leanna test the powers of Chemistry 101: Opposites Attract.

SWEET WITH HEAT: SEASIDE SUMMERS SERIES
Read, Write, Love at Seaside
Dreaming at Seaside
Hearts at Seaside
Sunsets at Seaside
Secrets at Seaside
Nights at Seaside
Seized by Love at Seaside
Embraced at Seaside
Lovers at Seaside
Whispers at Seaside


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"Addison Cole's stories are the perfect blend of sizzle and sweet. You won't be able to stop reading."​ - ​New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne

"Romance, fun, emotions, and happily ever afters that will warm your heart, Addison Cole writes charming and unforgettable stories about real people and love in its most wonderfully moving forms." - New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke

"Addison Cole has created characters you'll fall in love with and a seaside world you'll never want to leave." USA Today bestselling author Chris Keniston 

"Loved every sweet word of this story. Loved how the relationship developed between Leanna and Kurt in such a genuine way, it made me so invested in their happily ever after. An absolute treat to read and cannot wait for more from Addison Cole." ~ New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett (aka Juliette Poe, on "Read, Write, Love at Seaside")

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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay. 

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Little Boy Found: A Psychological Thriller Unlike Anything You’ve Read Before!

Little Boy Found: A Psychological Thriller Unlike Anything You've Read Before!

Perfect for fans of LIES by TM Logan and THE MISSING ONES by Patricia Gibney

THEY THOUGHT THE NIGHTMARE WAS OVER . . . IT WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING.

It was a morning just like any other: Nick drops off his son off at the school gates like he usually does. But then he has a minor collision with another car, and this sets off a chain of events that makes Nick question EVERYTHING he thought he knew.

Be warned, this is not another missing child story. Nicks finds his son, and the truth is far more shocking.

This thriller has twists you're not even looking for. And you'll never read a book in the same way again...

Resisting the Boss (Mid Life Love Series Book 1)

Resisting the Boss (Mid Life Love Series Book 1)

Claire Gracen's life is picture perfect. Her career as a marketing director is on the brink of being legendary, and her marriage to her high school sweetheart has never been stronger. No, wait. It has. It used to be amazing and fulfilling, but one day Claire realizes that she's been living a lie and her best friend and husband have committed the ultimate betrayal.

Broken and depressed, Claire is in need of something new—new city, new job, new friends.

When she happens to attract the interest of the sexiest man she's ever met, a man significantly younger than her, she immediately turns him down—only to later discover that this man is Jonathan Statham, self-made billionaire and CEO of Statham Industries. Her boss.

Jonathan Statham is unlike any man she's met before. He's used to getting whatever he wants—whenever he wants, and he isn't about to take no for an answer.

Trophy Husband (Caught Up in Love Book 3)

Trophy Husband (Caught Up in Love Book 3)

Sometimes you can't help falling in love, even when you try to do the opposite...
Successful fashion blogger McKenna Bell has spent far too long protecting herself after the way her ex-fiancé left her at the altar for a college chick he met the night of his bachelor party. Loving again, trusting again, well, that's just not in the cards. Especially now that her ex is back in town with his new woman, demanding custody of McKenna's favorite creature in the whole world--her dog. No effing way. McKenna's had enough of him, and she decides to even the score by finding her own hot young thing -- a Trophy Husband. Sure, she's only twenty-seven, but doesn't that make it even more fun -- and infuriating to her ex -- to pursue a younger man? When she declares her intentions on her daily blog, her quest quickly skyrockets in popularity, and that's when Chris enters the picture, and he's got all the assets. He's handsome, successful, and turns her inside out with a kiss to end all kisses, the kind that makes you feel like a shooting star. But loving again could mean losing again, and it's so much easier to focus on getting even, isn't it? Unless, you just can't help falling in love. Which means McKenna will have to come face to face with what she really wants in life -- protecting her heart from hurt, or letting go of her fears of a new beginning. (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sexy romance, falling in love)

**TROPHY HUSBAND is the third book in the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling CAUGHT UP IN LOVE series. Each book can be read as a standalone, though you will likely enjoy the other books in the series.**

THE CAUGHT UP IN LOVE SERIES:



BOOK 1: CAUGHT UP IN US (Bryan & Kat's story)

BOOK 2: PRETENDING HE'S MINE (Reeve & Sutton's story)

BOOK 3: TROPHY HUSBAND (Chris & McKenna's story)

BOOK 4: STARS IN THEIR EYES (William & Jess' story)

HARD FALL: A gripping, noir thriller (Thomas Blume Book 1)

HARD FALL: A gripping, noir thriller (Thomas Blume Book 1)

An ex-cop with a past. A case police couldn't solve. One chance at redemption...


Ex-New York detective Thomas Blume hunts the streets of London for the killers that tore his family apart. For justice, for closure, for revenge.

But when Blume stumbles across a case that baffled local police, he unwittingly joins a world of criminals, corruption, and cops that will do anything to stop him.

Now, in a country he doesn't understand and a city stacked against him, Blume must fight to expose the truth… before it's too late.


Over 20,000 copies downloaded. Discover the thrilling first book in the Thomas Blume hard boiled mystery series today!




What people are saying about Hard Fall:


'It reminds me of Raymond Chandler’s work. It’s noir, dark, full of rainy streets, seedy bars and characters with their own secrets.' - Author, Victoria Randall


'I started reading it last night and didn't put it down until I finished. I highly recommend this book to anyone!' - Joe Schaeffer, EBL


'This book is the most perfect example! I love how it was written. The plot was very suspenseful!' - Penelope Pearson


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“A dark, twisting mystery that will hook you right from the start! Meet your new favorite hero…”

“Hard boiled detective fiction with a modern slant.”


Watch out for more from Thomas Blume


A private investigator with a dark past, Thomas Blume will stop at nothing to uncover the truth.



Tags: hard boiled mysteries, mystery, mysteries, noir, private investigators, hard boiled thriller, hard boiled detective fiction, hard boiled private investigator mystery series, police, London

Destination Thailand (The Lonely Hearts Travel Club, Book 1)

Destination Thailand (The Lonely Hearts Travel Club, Book 1)

‘Brilliant, life-affirming, perfect escapism.’

Heat

What if you had a second chance… to find yourself?

Instead of slipping on her something borrowed and tripping up the aisle to wedded bliss, Georgia spends her big day wondering where it all went wrong.

Forced to make a bucket list of her new life goals by best friend Marie, it’s not long before travel-virgin Georgia’s packing her bags for a long-haul trip to Thailand.

Yet, Georgia’s big adventure doesn’t seem to be going to plan. From strange sights, smells and falling for every rookie traveller scam in the book, Georgia has never felt more alone.

But the good thing about falling apart is that you can put yourself back together any way you please. And new Georgia might just be someone she can finally be proud of…

The new favourite series for fans of Bridget Jones’s Diary, the Shopaholic series and Eat, Pray, Love.
This year it is time to find the place where you truly belong…

Katy writes with humour and heart. The Lonely Hearts Travel Club is like Bridget Jones goes backpacking.' - Holly Martin, author of The White Cliff Bay series

Death’s Privilege (A Sarah Gladstone Thriller Book 2)

Death's Privilege (A Sarah Gladstone Thriller Book 2)

'Once again Darryl Donaghue delivers another fresh and stylish dose of Rural Noir in his latest case for rookie detective Sarah Gladstone.' - Robert A.

Two suicides. One deadly connection.



When a woman is found dead in a luxurious hotel room, DC Sarah Gladstone attends what at first appears to be a routine suicide. With a body on the bed, and white powder on the table, everything seems to fit with a case of a self-induced drug overdose. As the investigation unfolds, Sarah discovers a common thread linking the body to the otherwise unrelated hanging of a young boy just days before.

As the case turns into a murder investigation, Sarah begins to uncover a disturbing pattern of sinister connections and unlikely suspects that leads her a little too close to home….

Death’s Privilege is the second book in the Sarah Gladstone crime fiction series from former British Detective Darryl Donaghue. If you love gripping, crime fiction and are looking for a new heroine to follow, grab your copy today.

Big Shot

Big Shot

A fun, flirty, standalone romance.

Wes Sinclair is a notorious heart-breaker, a hot as sin bad boy with a panty-dropping smile no woman can resist. Except for his best friend's little sister and business adversary, Natalie Prescott, who seems immune to his flirtatious charms. While she's become a permanent fixture in his dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies, she wants nothing to do with him, or his seductive promises. Challenge accepted. His goal? To bring her to her knees, make her beg, and show her just how good being bad can be.

A Wedding in Cornwall: A perfect feel good romance

A Wedding in Cornwall: A perfect feel good romance

It’s the career move of a lifetime, and Julianne can’t believe it’s hers: a position as an event planner at a country house in Cornwall, England, beginning with the wedding of a celebrity! If her old firm's senior planner back in the States hadn't fallen suddenly sick with the chicken pox, Julianne would never have found herself chosen for a life in one of England's most beautiful coastal counties, surrounded by rugged shores, quaint cottages, elegant gardens and a house to die for.

But life in Cornwall isn't exactly as Julianne imagined it. Her first bride-to-be is a resentful, petted snob, the groom is immature and bored, and the Cornish staff of Cliffs House has a difficult time believing that an event planner from a mid-level position can handle a wedding this big. And then there's a personal matter -- the handsome, sometimes charming, sometimes standoffish gardener Matthew Rose. He and Julianne have a strangely complicated relationship somewhere between friendship and attraction. But with a secret in his past, and a scheming bridesmaid plotting to have Matthew all to herself, will Julianne find a way to untangle her feelings and the problems of planning a perfect Cornish wedding?