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April’s Featured Authors

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Happy April!
Staying in? Don’t worry, we have plenty of alphas to keep you company. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some great books from this month’s featured authors.

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When beautiful graphic designer Diana Wayans learns that Italian crime lord Milan Vitale wants her estranged father dead, she heads off to Miami to find out why. With her ex-lover, Detective Eric Sachs she devises a plot to get close to the Vitale organization.

Diana finds herself attracted to the charming Milan and falls deep into his web of seduction while Milan is equally drawn to Diana and vows to win her trust and her heart.

While fighting lingering feelings for Eric and desire for the most dangerous man she’s ever known, Diana risks her safety to save her father’s life but will she end up losing her own?

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“Live in the moment with me.”

That’s what he asked Dahlia to do, and she did, because after a near death experience, her motto was to live life to the fullest. She gave him everything. Her body. Her heart. Then it all came to an abrupt end. She didn’t anticipate he wouldn’t trust her. She didn’t anticipate she couldn’t trust him.

He wants his son.

Three years later, Prince Kofi returns and he’s not the same man. He’s bitter and angry and knows he has a son. He’ll do whatever it takes to bring his heir back to Zamibia, even if it means marrying the woman he believes betrayed him.

Dahlia must now raise her son in a culture she doesn’t fully understand, but when a nightmare strikes the royal family, will it bring her and Kofi closer together, or tear them apart for good?

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They had no idea how much their lives would change…forever.

Imani Karunzika is fiercely independent and refuses to be forced into a loveless marriage with the domineering man her parents want for her. When her friend Crown Prince Wasim al-Hassan of Barrakesch learns he’ll be passed over for the throne because he has no wife, she suggests a plan where they enter into a fake engagement. He can then secure his birthright, and she can get her parents off her back.

But the marriage must proceed as planned. Wasim becomes the king, she becomes the queen and is now under the rule of a man whose power and authority is unmatched. But Imani’s greatest struggle lies not within the walls of the palace, but inside herself as she fights to keep the ultimate secret—that she’s madly in love with the king.

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Two sisters in their forties, thrown together by circumstances beyond their control find themselves partnering in a business venture that forces them to confront their differences for the first time.

Conflicts arise when single and successful, Francine Ellis, a corporate executive who has always lived life on her terms, pushes to excel while working with her sister, Regine Perry, a double-divorcee, and mother of two is an aspiring artist.

Will the challenges of running the business combined with unexpected new love relationships bring them closer or drive them further apart?

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The Blacker the Berry, the Sweeter the Juice…

Logan – He never imagined one woman could taste so sweet. Women flock to him like moths to a flame. He enjoys having them in his bed, and then sending them on their way. When the beautiful, curvy woman literally crashes into his life, he knows she’s meant to be more to him than just a good time. Will Logan be able to do what it takes to prove to Alisha she’s more than just a sweet treat?

Alisha – She doesn’t need a man to be fulfilled… but she enjoys what they offer behind closed doors. She’s tired of being the woman they sleep with, but never bring home to meet the family. When she meets the tall, blue-eyed temptation, she knows this is her chance to have fun on her terms. Alisha’s determined to be the only flavor he’ll ever want on his lips.

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Broken Angel was written by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Reana Malori

She was an angel… craving chaos. He was a demon… seeking peace.

When Nico Mitchell met Lavinia Ross, it was annoyance-at-first-sight. She pushed his buttons, created chaos in her wake, and made him fall in love with the very essence of her soul. He’d never claimed to be a nice man, or even a good man, but none of that mattered to her. When Lavinia believes he’s betrayed her, the anger and retribution are swift and unmistakable. They call him a demon, but he needs his broken angel to soothe his soul.

They were a match made in hell, and their love for each other burned hotter every day.

Lavinia Ross hated Nico Mitchell for what he’d done to her. He’d taken her love and thrown it back in her face, as if it were nothing. As if she were nothing. After everything they’d been through together, his betrayal was unforgivable. Yet, she couldn’t explain the love she still felt for him. Nor the ache in her heart when she thought of the years they spent together. And why the hell does it hurt so much to know that he no longer loves her the way she loves him? Everyone thinks she’s an angel, but she craves her devil’s darkness to tame the beast inside.

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Dr. Amani Giles is content with her quiet but hectic life even after she calls off her engagement with her college sweetheart. Helping others consumes her days, but she spends lonely nights in her condo nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Canton, GA. Raised by a single mom and her grandmother, everyone knows the Giles family, but Amani knows nothing of her family history. However, when she meets one of her charity’s biggest donors at her gala, the supernatural world collides with her otherwise routine life.
Aleksandr Morozov is the CEO of the Kamenev Corporation, the owner of Tantric, a renowned BDSM club, and the country’s most eligible bachelor. Aleksandr also has a secret—while he is a successful businessman to most, he is also the Vampire King . . . although he stops following the traditions of his kind after his mother’s unsolved murder. He no longer believes in the lore surrounding the Prophecy of Old, but all that changes when he sees Amani and discovers the stories about True Mates are real.

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Being a Sugar Baby was not all it was cracked up to be. Especially not when I was forced to leave the only home I had ever known after my mother found out. Exiled to Daytona Beach, I was supposed to get my life together by working in my auntie’s hotel. Hey, it beat being homeless. Little did I know it was Bike Week. A ride on a hot biker was just what I needed to forget my troubles, but could I handle everything he was offering? You know what they say, where there’s Smoke, there’s fire!

Spending Bike Week in Daytona Beach was supposed to be research for an upcoming movie role. I had no idea all the perks being an undercover biker would offer. I couldn’t afford to make any mistakes, so I took a vow of celibacy. Fate had other plans. As soon as I arrived, a little spitfire sparked my engine and I threw those vows right out the window. Baby Bird captured my heart in one day. Now, my mission was to make her mine and claim my own happy ending.

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Nancy Redmond’s professional life is on point. It’s her personal life that could use a major overhaul. Selling her business and relocating from the midwest to the east coast, Nancy is determined to get a fresh start and prove to herself that she doesn’t need a man to fulfill her.

Gabriel “Gabe” Saxton’s world is turned upside down when he catches the woman he’s to marry in a compromising position. Devastated, he’s convinced karma has finally caught up to him for breaking an old lover’s heart.

After ten years Nancy and Gabe are unexpectedly reunited and the attraction between them is just as magnetizing. As the couple overcomes previous hurts and betrayals and is on the path to forever, Gabe’s former life collides with the one he’s building with Nancy. Blindsided, Nancy retreats and releases Gabe from his commitment to their relationship. But will she regret her decision?

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They say true love can heal all wounds, but can it heal the deepest, most heartbreaking of them?

Destiny and Tayn grew up together and bonded over their shared love of music. They battled, encouraged, and supported one another, but because Tayn was Destiny’s brother’s boy, they always kept it friendly.

Until one night their true feelings got the better of them.

Fast forward five years and Destiny is now a successful music producer. She’s engaged to Marcus and they have a one-month-old son, but he’s gravely unwell and after tests, Destiny finds out she might be the reason why.

Tayn is now a multi-platinum selling rapper. He’s with someone, but he’s never settled down. He’s still tight with Quis, so when he hears the news of Lamar’s condition, he decides to reach out to Destiny.

Destiny’s life takes a tragic turn and self-harm and blame becomes her torture of choice. She pushes everyone in her life away, but can Tayn find a way through her defences and manage to stop her self-destruction before she takes things too far?

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A Prince, a thousand-year-old Blue Whale, and the race against time to find the single most important thing to the waters’ survival.

For the waters to be perfect, an Odessa must connect to all life within them, and if the reigning Odessa loses her life, her sorcery is always passed to her first-born daughter.

Only, the daughter the waters know of, is not the first.

Asia’s mother went missing eighteen years ago and since then, Asia has feared the one thing she always dreamt of working with.

The ocean.

So instead, she’s been living life as a lab tech. She doesn’t exactly love her job, but it pays the bills and she has money to spend on nights out with her girls. However, her most recent night out ends up with her gaining markings on her skin and losing body parts…

Prince Zale is son to Emperor Ecthelion and Empress Océane. They rule Ocêllus, also known as the Royal Waters. News quickly arrives of O’Marilla’s murder and the waters become a state of panic.

Darya, the daughter of O’Marilla, arrives in Ocêllus to take her position as Odessa but unawares to anyone, she is not the first-born daughter.

A single member of royalty and Priestess Noelani are always pulled to the next Odessa, but so are the murky sea witches who use hounds to do their dirty work. So, with a woman up on land unawares to how important she is, the hunt for her begins before she gets into the wrong hands.

Who will find her first? And will Asia be able to find the one thing she needs in order to claim her sorcery so she can make the waters perfect again?

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Horseback Hero eBook (1)

“Xavier is clever with the way she sucks you right in from beginning to end. “Kathy Coopmans, USA Today Bestselling Author.

A cape-less, southern hero.

A pencil wielding heroine.

A second chance romance that begins in paradise…

What’s meant to be a five-day tropical vacation swiftly becomes the overdo sequel to a swoon worthy love story.

One filled with unexpected danger, dismay, and desire.

Will the decision to recreate their once lost future leave them shredding the stubborn pages of their souls apart or will they finally be able to ride off into the sunset like they always dreamed?

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The Maya jaguar shifters have lived in the Sonoran Desert of Sonora, Mexico, for hundreds of years away from human eyes. However, their home is threatened by the building of a food and bakery manufacturing plant in Alamos, Sonora, owned by Groupo Susteno, a corporation that Rosa Carrillo, head of the Carrillo Cartel in Chihuahua, Mexico is a board member. She and her twin brother, Javier plan to use it as front for drug trafficking into the United States. It will make the quiet, colonial town of Alamos, Sonora, one of the safest tourist spots, just as dangerous as Chihuahua, with its high murder count.
Alejandro Aapo Cadmael is the son of King Gabor Cadmael, who is training him to lead the tribe and help him choose a worthy queen. Alejandro has other plans, he prefers to hang around the music and art loving humans in Alamos, and play his guitar.

Regina Hightower is a human conservationist from Tucson, AZ who has a special ability to communicate with animals. When she arrives in Novajoa, Sonora on her way to Alamos for the ten day Alfonzo Tirado Arts and Music Festival, she gets more than she bargains for when a luggage mix up puts her in danger with three drug coyotes who work for the Carrillo Cartel. They think she has stolen five million dollars in cash from them.

When Alejandro has a premonition of Regina’s fight with the drug coyotes from thirty miles away, he rushes to Novajoa to save her. Regina is holding her own, even breaking the nose of one of the drug coyotes, until one of the men holds a gun to her head. When Alejandro knocks the man out cold, saving Regina, he takes her on the run to keep her safe from the cartel and they fall in love. However, when Alejandro’s father dies in a shoot out with the cartel enforcers and mercenaries, it forces Alejandro to become king. Now that Alejandro is a king, Regina doesn’t feel she would make a worthy queen. Can this reluctant jaguar king lead his people, protect his homeland and make Regina, a human, his queen?

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When Shayla took a much-needed vacation from her busy career, she never expected to meet the man of her dreams. Against her better judgment, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Calen.
On the warm beaches of Carolina, Shayla and Calen lose themselves in romance. But vacation is never meant to last, and real-life calls them back home. They separate ways, leaving words unsaid and unsure they’ll ever see each other again.
Shayla returns to her demanding career, but her thoughts continue to return to Calen and their time together. When circumstances bring them back together, will Shayla and Calen make a go of it, or will they be separated again, this time forever?

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Once you step into these cabins, your life will never be the same.
The Cabin Fever boxset features sexy encounters that will have you turning on your air conditioner during the cold winter months and burning with desire all summer long. That’s just how scorching HOT each story is.
Get ready to fall in love with domineering alpha males and the sassy alpha females who bring them to their knees. This exclusive set is available for a limited time. Grab your copy today and prepare to be enticed by an alpha.
Be careful! You will be begging for more.

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Are you ready for the fascinating world of paranormal and fantasy romance?
Claimed by Temptation is a limited edition collection of tales designed to quench your thirst for the supernatural. You’ll want to sink your teeth into these stories of your favorite mystical creatures.
From alpha shifters to powerful witches to magical djinn, there is something for everyone.
The stories in the compilation are exclusive and can’t be found anywhere else. Don’t wait, this box set will only be available for a limited time before it is gone forever!
Note: This collection contains material for mature readers (18+ and older) only.
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We have two amazing treats for you this month. This month, you could win an eBook from author Suzette Riddick and you could win a swag pack filled with awesome goodies from author Tamika Brown.


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