Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kindle Countdown Deal! 'Sweet Victory (Dartmouth Diaries #2)' by Beverley Watts


Victory Shackleford has somehow managed to win the heart of Hollywood heartthrob Noah Westbrook. But life with the world’s most famous actor is not all hearts and flowers, particularly when the media seem focused on publishing every bit of malicious gossip about her they can manage to dig up.

When an old secret surfaces that could not only see her reckless irresponsible father in jail, but almost certainly destroy Noah’s acting career, Tory is faced with an agonizing decision – one that could potentially lose her the love of her life.

And not all fairy tales have happy endings…

About the author:

Beverley and her husband divide their time between a large flat overlooking the sea on the beautiful English Riviera (where it's generally warm and wet) and an officer's cabin on the west coast of Scotland (where it's cold and wet).

Between them they have 3 children (2 grown up) and a menagerie of animals including 2 dogs (an Irish terrier called Nelson, plus a neurotic 'Chorkie' named Pepé) and two cats called Dillon and Honey.

Beverley is currently writing a series of romantic comedies entitled The Dartmouth Diaries. Claiming Victory - Book One, and Sweet Victory - Book Two, are already available on Amazon. Book Three - All For Victory, is planned for for publication sometime in the autumn of 2015.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Kindle Countdown! 'Women Running Wild' by Bobby Hutchinson



Intrigue, romance, and laugh-out-loud humor await you in WOMEN RUNNING WILD.

Love intelligent, sexy, zany females who’ve chosen unusual careers?

Maxine does telephone sex while diapering her baby.

Maddie’s a private detective whose sister’s in love with a criminal.

Tessa’s a matchmaker with an impossible clientele.

Author Bio:

Bobby Hutchinson loves people who don’t fit society’s definition of normal. She’s a friendly hermit who disproved the belief that you can’t go home again.

She lives, breathes, reads and writes books, and has written and published upwards of 55, mostly romance, which she obviously needs to learn a lot about.

She lives alone, except for two rabbits. She has two of her six brilliant grandchildren living just down the street, and she relies on them for advice on all things electronic. She walks, reads, writes and likes this quote:

“When you change the way you look at a thing, the thing you look at changes.”

Friday, June 26, 2015

'Kennedy in Denver' by R. Colora


Kennedy Brennan was just about to start her life after graduating from the Barton Music Conservatory. She and her three best friends decide to have one last night out before the graduation ceremony the next morning.

Accepting drinks from a secret admirer brings her life to a screeching halt. After waking up from a coma and facing her attacker during a trial, she changes her identity and starts a new life in Denver. Finding an old run down building across the street from her favorite bakery, she plans to start a Music Conservatory of her own.

The only thing standing in her way is Billionaire Real Estate Developer and One of America’s Most Eligible Bachelors Easton Kerrigan.

Kennedy and Easton's Story is the beginning of a seven book series involving The Kerrigan Siblings and Friends.

All books are standalone and have a Happily Ever After for the main characters.

These books will contain extremely dark subject matter and the couples face a lot of hardships before they find their HEA.



Author Bio:

I'm NOT novelist I'm not even sure I would consider myself and author, I'm just a mom who likes to write stories, these stories are a fiction but come from personal life experience. I enjoy DIY Pinterest projects and crafting. I have a craft room that is now doubling as my writing room. when I write I like to listen to the music, Josh Groban seems to be my go to station on Pandora.

I was born in New York and went to P.S. 173 in Washington Heights and P.S. 246 in the Bronx. When we moved to Florida I started Elementary school at Maplewood Elementary before completing school at Cresthaven Elementary in Pompano Beach, I went to Deerfield Beach Middle School and Deerfield Beach High School before leaving the area for a fresh starts I landed in Bradenton, Florida where I now live with my husband and three daughters; I spend my days as a stay at home mom driving my kids to schools and after school activities.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

'Dragon's Guide to Slaying Virgins (An Otherworld Realms Novel)' by Isabelle Saint-Michael


Morgan had resigned herself to death. She had been ready to follow her true love into the afterlife, if only a certain Dragon hadn’t “rescued” her. She wasn’t grateful – after all, she was a full-fledged Lady Knight and perfectly capable of making her own decisions, without the help of arrogant Dragon Lords, no matter how good-looking everyone seemed to think they were…

After dragging Lady Morgan from a Troll’s lair and dropping her off in another realm, Vallen thought he’d never see her again. But then an old member of his Knight Order betrays her oaths and begins amassing an army of thugs and highwaymen - in the same realm he’d left Morgan.

Racing back with only his brother for a squire, Vallen finds Lady Morgan, accompanied by a teenage Werewolf, ready to take on this Dragon all by herself. But it will take all of them to defeat her, and little do they know that in this battle, the secrets of their broken hearts will rise up from the past and walk again…

A half romance, half fantasy with a strong female lead, full of humor, tragedy, love, revenge, trust, betrayal, loyalty, and broken hearts coming together to heal each other. Containing both steamy love scenes and rousing battle scenes, this is a book for the modern romance or fantasy reader.

Read an excerpt:
Vallen awoke to the sounds of Young singing, off tune, again. “What are you doing?” Vallen grumbled, resisting the urge to pull the blanket back up over his head. 
“Singing while I pee, my favorite morning ritual.” Young turned around, having just finished watering the local flora. 
“Of course it is. Why ever would I have a brother who conducts himself with a measure of grace?” Vallen forced himself to sit up and take note of their surroundings. As he suspected, they had spent the night uninterrupted. Vallen tugged on his boots and fought his way to his feet to stagger to the stream. 
“Are you ready to get going?” Young bounced around behind him, pulling a light coat on over his tunic. 
“Are you always this chipper in the morning?” 
“No.” Young thought about it. “Actually, today I think I’m sort of quiet.” Vallen mentally sent a heartfelt apology to Sir Leon for having to train Young. 
“If your squire brothers smother you in your sleep I will know it was justified and not insist on seeing vengeance served.” Vallen rolled his bedroll back up and gave his younger brother a cutting glare. “It makes me thankful I was out defending the realm in your early years and Grandmother was left to deal with you.” 
“I was an adorable Whelpling. She thought I was a refreshing joy after the years of boredom she had with you.” His mocking tone did little to soothe Vallen’s morning mood. 
“It’s going to be very hard to be a bard if you’re missing your vocal chords.” Immediately Young shut up. 
It took about an hour, but the boys fed themselves and the horses, packed up, and headed out. By the time the sun was dancing in the midmorning sky, Young was already whining for a break. Despite his best pouts, that had obviously worked so well on his riding instructor, they pushed on. Vallen told him repeatedly that they could rest when they arrived at the portal, but Young knew better. 
“So what if we see the crazy girl again? I mean, if she’s still alive.” 
Vallen shot his brother a warning look. “She isn’t our concern. Avery is our target. Our mission is to go in, put down Avery, disband her men, and then go home. It shouldn’t take all that long.” 
“Yeah, but let’s say the crazy girl… what was her name?” Young asked, snapping his fingers. 
“Lady Morgan.” 
“Yes, that’s it. Her. What if she’s there and is all, ‘Oh, Dragon, eat me,’ or something like that. What then?” 
“The eloquence of your words astounds me.” Vallen resisted rolling his eyes. “We keep her from killing herself if she is there. She is an innocent and thus should be protected.” 
“I don’t know about that. She is evidently some all-powerful warrior or something.”

Vallen snorted. “You think everyone is an enchanted warrior. You think I am.” 
“You are!” 
“Fine, I’m a bad example. Why are you so sure she was?”

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About the author:

Isabelle Saint-Michael is a cupcake enthusiast, shoe addict, and globetrotter. She is known for her sense of adventure and geeky hobbies. She is frequently seen haunting coffee shops and pubs into the wee hours of the morning. No matter where she goes, shenanigans and mirth are never far behind.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

'The Right Bear's Arms' by Nora Eli


Copper-haired, curvy Katie grew up watching her mother chase one alpha bear after another, and swore that would never be her. She wants nothing to do with werebears, especially pushy, conceited alphas. When she meets sexy street musician Jake, the heat between them is instant and undeniable. He seems too good to be true, and everything she ever wanted.

Jake can’t believe his good luck when he sees Katie. She’s everything he’s ever dreamed of in a mate, and his instincts says she’s destined to be his. Jake’s a rare thing: a werebear living in the big city. He’s on the run from his past, refusing to be the alpha his family expects.

It’s destiny versus reality when Jake has to decide how he and his bear can overcome Katie’s reluctance and convince her that he’s the right bear for her, and Katie has to decide whether to let her past rule her future.

This is a sizzling hot, standalone BBW bear shifter romance. No cliffhangers!

Read an excerpt:
Jake told himself he had to stop staring at Katie’s breasts. He’d noticed her the second they’d come in, like there was a spotlight following her around the greasy spoon. Every inch of her glorious curves made his hands itch to touch her. Statuesque, curvy, and a redhead to boot, it was like someone took a peek at all of his favorite fantasies and turned them into one girl. And then she started talking and the urge to pick her up and run away with her got worse. She was more than sexy as hell, she was sharp and tough. His inner bear was awake, growling, and scenting the air hungrily. 
When he blurted out his proposal, he was only half-kidding. 
She laughed at him. Damn. “You don’t have to marry me to get me on your side,” she said.

The answer to his next question suddenly seemed vitally important. He looked her up and down, giving in and lingering on the sweet swell of her hips and the way her waist dipped in just enough, before slowly meeting her bright green eyes. “What do I have to do then? Cause right now, I’d do anything.” He let his voice drop, in hopes of making his meaning unmistakable. 
Katie shivered, and his bear let out a growl of satisfaction. “Anything?” she repeated. 
Anything.” Their eyes locked until Rafe, the jerk, kicked him under the table. 
“Can you two get a room or something?” Rafe didn’t look up when he spoke, busily pouring a small pile of sugar into his coffee.
“Sorry,” Katie said, her cheeks shading that delicate pink again. Jake wondered if the blush moved all the way down her body, then wanted more than anything to find out. Before he could say anything else, she excused herself and got back to work.
“Damn it, Rafe, I had something going there.”
Rafe wrinkled his nose and swallowed a gulp of coffee. “I know, I can smell the pheromones.”


Author bio:

Everything is better with bears (or lions or tigers or wolves, oh my)! I love writing sexy paranormal romance, from small-town love to thrilling world-spanning romantic adventures--I'm here for it all! Don't miss a single release. Sign up for my email list at http://www.noraeli.com/newsletter/!

Website link: http://www.noraeli.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

'Another Summer' by Sue Lilley


Joe has lied to Evie too many times. Believing he doesn’t love her, she runs off to her grandmother’s remote cottage in Cornwall and falls under the spell of hot rock singer Jake, tempted by his promise of a new life in the sun.

But Joe is on a mission to win her back. Spurred into action to find her gone, he’s stranded on the road trip from hell, battling through the worst storms the UK has seen in years to get to the other end of the country. He’s desperate to convince Evie that he can change. But has he left it too late to save their marriage? Will Evie be swept off her feet by sexy Jake before Joe can even get there?

Sue Lilley has been a secret scribbler for years. Her practical exterior hides the soul of a daydreamer and compulsive people watcher. She loves a good story, especially feel-good escapism that makes you late for work because you can’t put it down and miss your stop. Another Summer is her debut novel but now that she’s forced herself out of the closet, there will be others.

Available on Amazon

About the author:

Sue Lilley lives in the north east of England, when she isn't escaping somewhere else in her imagination. She loves a good story, especially feel-good escapism that makes you miss your stop and be late for work because you can't put it down. Her practical exterior hides the soul of a daydreamer and compulsive people watcher. She has been writing as a hobby for years, eavesdropping on people's conversations on the Metro for inspiration.

She's been married to Michael, an artist and fellow creative spirit, for more years than they're brave enough to count. They have one grown-up daughter who's far more sensible than either of them. Another Summer is Sue's first published novel but now that she's forced herself out of the closet, there will be others in the near future.

WEBSITE: www.suelilley.com. Here you can read more about me and sign up to be notified when I release a new book. Watch out for HIGH HOPES coming soon.

EMAIL: if you have a question or any feedback you'd like to share, you can email me at sue@suelilley.com

'Turn the Page' by Ditter Kellen


Catherine Grier seemed to have it all—money, prestige, and a beach house that would rival the Hamptons. But an old scar buried deep in her soul hides a life filled with lonely nights and painful memories…until a dusty old book lands in her lap, sending her back in time to 1767 and into the arms of sexy Lord Bryne Adair.


About the author:

Bestselling author and former 911 Dispatcher, Ditter Kellen has been in love with romance for over twenty years. To say she's addicted to reading is an understatement. Her ebook reader is an extension of her and holds many of her fantasies and secrets. It's filled with dragons, shifters, vampires, ghosts and many more jaw-dropping characters who keep her entertained on a daily basis. 

Ditter's love of paranormal and outrageous imagination have conspired together to bring her where she is today...sitting in front of her computer allowing them free rein. Writing is her passion, what she was born to do. I hope you will enjoy reading her stories as much as she loves spinning them. Ditter resides in Florida with her husband and many unique farm animals. She adores French fries and her phone is permanently attached to her ear. You can contact Ditter by email: ditterthegreat@hotmail.com

Monday, June 22, 2015

'A Fool For Love (A Sellwood Novella)' by Susan Lute

A Fool for Love 

by Susan Lute 



When a gypsy caravan-style truck breaks down at Martha's curbside, the last thing Zach Barret needs is an impulsive pixie rocking his boat. The more determined he is to stay away from the free-spirited, green-eyed nomad, the more he finds one kiss is not enough. Uncovering Alice York's secrets in paintings of empty swings and merry-go-rounds puts a new priority in the top spot on his short list. But can he convince this stunning woman to park her truck permanently in his drive?

Read an excerpt:
Zach turned his attention to Alice. Unfortunately he hadn't put his best foot forward when he'd first encountered the foxy owner of the Ford. “Where were you headed when your fuel pump gave out?”

“Longview, Washington. Got a job there.”

“What kind of job, if you don't mind me asking?”

“I don't mind.” She nestled her chin in the palm of her hand, the sparkle in her eyes snapping with wry humor. “I work on classic cars.”

Remembering his first sight of her, he asked, “You're a mechanic?”

“Does that surprise you?”

The subtle scent of vanilla coming from her side of the table sent rational thought on a long hike in the opposite direction from practical reason. It was a good thing he was a grown man who had the power to stand up to steamy distractions.

“No.” The stranger his granddad and Lucy had invited to stay in their basement, who said she slept in her truck when it broke down, could be anything from a burglar to a most wanted criminal.

Stunning green eyes studied him. The punch to his gut wasn't that unpleasant.

Everything about the woman, the cut of her short, wispy, strawberry-blonde hair, the flowery dress that snuggled close to curves he couldn't help noticing, the energetic wave of slender hands when she talked with Lucy, all suggested an impulsive pixie who liked rocking the boat. He didn't like his boat rocked.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Susan is an award winning, multi-published traditional and Indie author. Her debut novel, Oops…We’re Married? was a Reader’s Choice nominee and Holt Medallion Finalist. She describes herself first and foremost as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, dreamer, and novelist. An ardent student of human nature who loves ancient history and myth, she didn't grow up planning to be a writer. That didn’t come until much later, after her first publication – a little known article for Listen Magazine titled, Jessie’s Choice.

Other things you should know: Susan is the oldest child of a military family. She’s traveled to many places over the years, but has never been to Ireland, Paris, or Crete, an omission she hopes to someday correct. Her favorite places in the world are New York City, Sedona (Arizona), Ouray (Colorado), and Bath (England). And she believes the best things in life come in unexpected packages. She writes whenever she can. In between she works as a Registered Nurse, reads, gardens, takes lots of photos, travels whenever the opportunity arises, and remodels her house. She LOVES dragons. Currently she’s working on the next novel in her Dragonkind Chronicles, and dreaming up a new contemporary romance.

Website: http://susanlute.com/

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

#FREE today! 'Unbearable Passion: Never Say Never' by Scarlett Avery


This is the ultimate arrangement for curvy girl Sofia Herrera. Sometimes in life, you’re forced to consider the unthinkable—especially when desperation is the only card you have left to play.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

#FREE read! 'The Day I Died (Bleed Lie Love #1)' by Caelia Sky


I could never call it easy, but I’ve always known what I needed to do, knew the road I traveled was a questionable one. And, I was fine with that.

That is, until he appeared in my life. It wasn’t unexpected, I knew what I was getting into, where I was heading, except, I truly didn’t. He was vampire, but he was also so
much more.

Now, things didn’t seem so clear, and the obvious became not so obvious. A man I thought to be your typical bad boy, Rhett, was an enigma. He grew on me, made me second guess my own ideals, and brought out the side of myself that I knew existed, but pretended not to see.

I couldn’t unsee, and I couldn’t turn back, because it was everywhere I looked, and it wouldn’t let me forget. I found myself cornered.

When you’re forced to decide, and someone has to lose, what do you decide?

Sometimes, when you love, you have to kill. Sometimes, what you love can kill you.

A tale of love, betrayal, heartbreak, and redemption.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

'A Baby With My Billionaire' by Leigh Bentley


Ethan Covington has spent most of his live expanding his father's company into the multi-billion dollar conglomerate it is today. Charming, demanding, and oh so handsome, he gets what the wants, when he wants. And he's fixed his sights on Danica.

Danica's loved kids all her life, and is dedicating her life to being a teacher. Having grown up poor, she knows that the only happiness she can find is what she makes for herself. But when she loses her job and her dreams start to slip out of reach, it's a chance encounter with Ethan that changes things around for her. Caught up his whirlwind life of luxury, what can she offer but her heart, her soul...and an heir?

**This is a standalone story with a HEA ending. Enjoy!**


Full Author Bio:

Leigh Bentley is a woman who loves the finer things in life, as long as those things include a rogue bad boy or two to liven up the joint. Fascinated with the dark, she loves to poke at and expose the seedy underbelly of her antiheroes, and to put the theory that 'love conquers all' to the test.

When she's not writing, Leigh enjoys gardening, and spending time with her husband, two small children, and their enormous Bernese Mountain Dog, Spot.

'Forever Love' by Jade Whitfield


Beautiful and sassy, Liv Preston constantly has guys falling at her feet. Guys break you though, they use you and spit you out, leaving you a broken mess on the floor. No, Liv is much too smart to let that happen, instead choosing to go down the route of the ultimate female player. 

Handsome and arrogant, Noah Travers is the ultimate catch. The star quarterback with a Greek God physique, he's too young and there are way too many girls out there for him to commit to one relationship. 

When Liv moves from Atlanta to the tiny town of Franklin to live with her Dad, she has no idea that her life is about to change. The second Noah claps eyes on his new step-sister, its love at first sight. Now all the reformed former player has to do is convince his beautiful, yet broken new step-sister that he's the guy for her. All Liv has to do, is trust her hot as hell new step-brother not to break her. 

Can their relationship survive secrets that have been hidden for years though? Can it survive the enemies that seem to lurk around every corner? 

Families will be tested, secrets revealed. Will it all be worth it for Forever Love?


'Surrender to the Nightmare' by Morgana Patrick


In this Coming of Age Paranormal Erotica Novella, Best Selling author Morgana Patrick explores the lives and fantasies of two college freshmen just learning to live on their own and discovering just how “different” they are…

Read an excerpt:
Anna's bags were packed and ready to go. She had the same hesitation all students had before they headed off to their first year of college. The nightmares of a dark and mysterious lover, waking her each night, leaving her trembling and desperately needing… more, were one concern she felt sure most other new students didn't have to worry about hiding from their new roommates. She had no idea her roommate had more than one dark and delicious secret of her own. Starting college wasn't going to be the hardest thing Anna would have to take when she arrived at Saint George's University.

“Hush,” he said in a smooth low tone, its bass rumbling through her body like little waves. Anna instantly fell silent, her mouth still hanging open. “I don't have a lot of time. I'm not supposed to be here,” he said. His eyes, were they brown, were they black? She couldn't really tell. They looked down at her so intently that she knew she couldn't look away. His hand came up to her chin and slowly pushed her mouth closed. His touch was deceitfully warm for the cold color of his complexion. His fingers opened and the palm of his hand slid across her face. Anna melted into his touch and her eyes fell closed. The rumbling started in his chest, she could hear it before his words even came out. “Anna listen to me,” he said as he drew his hand away. She ached for it the second it left her. She needed his touch.

“How?” She stumbled forward as her face followed his retreating hand. “How do you know my name?” she asked as his hands gripped her shoulders tightly to steady her.

“I don't have time to explain it all. Anna, please, just listen,” he said, still holding her upright. “You're very special. We only choose very special girls.” he said as he looked down at her. Anna's neck bent back as she tried to look up into his eyes. “But you have to surrender yourself. We can't take you until you do.” Suddenly, she was frightened again and stepped back drawing back from the gate. His hands held her tightly, though, and she was stayed. “Listen to me. If they find out I came...”

“Who? If who finds out?” She panicked. “Let go of me. I don't want you to take me anywhere,” she said struggling to break free from his grip.

“Hush,” he said again in the same low tone, and Anna fell instantly silent again. Her body stopped its struggle, and she was frozen still where she was. “If you don't surrender soon,” he said, his eyes now piercing her with more intent than she had ever seen. “If you and your friend don't surrender soon, we won't be able to protect you.” 
Suddenly, the silence of the street was broken by a sound in the distance. His hands released her, and he spun around in a single motion to gaze down the street. Anna fell a few steps back towards the porch as she watched him looking into the darkness. Finally, he turned back towards her. “Anna, please, if you don't surrender soon, they will come for you…”
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Monday, June 15, 2015

'Trapped in a Gilded Cage (Sold to the Alpha Book 1)' by Cara Wylde


A BBW Wolf-Shifter Romance -- Book One of Six

The peace treaty between humans and shape-shifters was signed over a century ago. One of the clauses says that humans must provide the shifters with young brides to give them heirs and ensure the perpetuation of their species. Today, all over the world, special boarding schools take girls from orphanages and give them the most exquisite education, preparing them to become brides for the enemy. If a bride reaches the age of 25 and no shifter wants to buy her, then she is given two options: serve in a shifter brothel, or starve on the streets. Society would never accept a bride who failed to accomplish her duties.

Avelyn’s time at Alma Venus Boarding School is almost up, and she’s getting ready to finally reclaim her freedom. For the past seven years she has done everything in her power to avoid being bought by any shape-shifter, and her efforts are paying off. In three months, she’ll turn 25 and become a pariah, but a free one. No one knows she’s got an ace up her sleeve: a fake ID and a dream of starting a new life in the romantic Italy. Her plans are turned upside down when hot, rich Alpha Max Blackmane comes to Alma Venus in search of a bride. There’s no way he’ll choose Avelyn over all the slender, gracious beauties he’ll be presented with, right? What Avelyn doesn’t know is that Max is crazy about sensual, curvy women with a healthy appetite… for food, and other things.

This is the first book in the “Sold to the Alpha” serial. It is NOT a standalone. It contains explicit language and sizzling hot scenes that might set your Kindle on fire. Intended for readers 18+.

Approximate word count: 32,200 words

Available on Amazon
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Author Bio:

Cara Wylde is a new paranormal romance author. Her characters are strong, feisty women and hot Alpha males. When she's not writing, Cara is reading, planning her next story, or daydreaming.

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'Her Bear's Secret (Bear Shifter Romance)' by Callie Hartwood


“If I told you what you needed to know, I couldn’t let you leave this house,” he smirks with playful, malicious intent.

After having a meltdown at her job, and her boyfriend of 6 years dumping her, Scarlett Roth has been pushed into going on a vacation to Key Largo, Florida to get away. The isolated bed and breakfast where she plans on staying for the month turns out to be anything but what she expected.

A near death experience, and a new romantic prospect, Joshua, who works at the B&B, will help her evaluate her life, after he saves her from drowning in the ocean.

Joshua helps her rediscover what it means to be alive and in love, while he learns what it really means to trust and care for another person. See, in his isolation, he has forgotten how to.

The real problems arise when Joshua’s sister, Debra, gets involved in their relationship. She isn’t shy about showing her wants quell their love.

Why? Scarlett needs to know. And in trying to solve the mystery, she discovers more about Joshua, Debra, and even herself than she ever thought possible.

This tale is about love, trust, hatred, but, considering what Scarlett finds out about the two, she discovers that the most important lesson in life is accepting one another.

Read an excerpt from the first chapter:

She is half-awake in bed when her phone rings. Scarlett Roth looks at the ID. It’s Clarice. She contemplates picking up, staring as the phone rings on the nightstand in mute urgency.
After a long series of rings, she answers.
“Hey, is everything okay?”
“I’m fine Clarice. How are you this morning?”
"So you didn't back out, did you? You’re really leaving today?”
Scarlett sighs audibly, “I’m really going Clarice. I really appreciate everything you’ve done.”
Clarice says nothing for a moment. Then, “you know we’re only asking you to take a vacation because we’re worried about you.”
“I know Clarice, I know.”
“You’re being sarcastic.”
“Let’s just drop it, I have to go, I’m almost at the airport,” Scarlett lies. “I’m going to have a good time on your behalf, I promise.”
“...Don’t you think it’s good to get out of that apartment, clear your mind from work, and break away from this cycle you’re trapped in? It’s okay to take time off to get over Henry, there’s no shame in it, Scar.”
Scarlett is pushed to the brink of anger. After all, she needs her work. She liked working before, but right now, she needs it. She needs a distraction to get over two of the most challenging events in her life, which seemed to occur in conjunction: having a meltdown at her workplace, and her boyfriend of six-years dumping her and moving out.
But she doesn’t explain this to the woman that went up and convinced her boss that Scarlett needs to use her vacation days, that it’s obvious that she’s suffering after a meltdown like that. Instead, Scarlett recites the I-was-going-to-be-perfectly-fine speech.
“I’m just trying to help, Scar, but you’re acting delusional. I had to walk you out to your car and drive you home to keep from having you mental breakdown, and you’re saying that you’re fine?”
Scarlett hangs up. She’s glad that her cell phone cuts off when she leaves the state.
When she leaves her room, her bags are waiting by the door. Scarlett is reluctant about vacationing in south Florida--reluctant to do anything really, but she knows that if she stays home she’ll just wallow in her bed, feeling shame and regret. And could it really be called a vacation if it’s against my own will? She wonders. All of these things swirl in her mind as she crosses the living room to the bathroom.
Scarlett brushes her teeth. She plucks a freshly surfaced hair that grew from a beauty mark on her neck, and then she runs a finger along the rim of her light brown eyes. Black rings have formed around them. She considers them a sign of virtue; after all, she’s working through the heartbreak, instead of being helpless to it.
Indeed it is after she gets home from work, around midnight, when the busyness of the day simmers down, and all of her thoughts about work abandon her, that Scarlett is haunted by the memories she’s made with Henry in that apartment.
She looks into the mirror for a minute, her eyes searching for something--then she suddenly pulls at the mirror, taking an Advil from a bottle hidden in the medicine cabinet behind, and pops it dry. Then she runs the cold water in the sink, splashes her face, dries off, and then leaves the bathroom.
“Those pills are going to go straight to your liver,” he would say. Not in a “oh I’m right, you’re wrong” demeaning kind of way, she reflects. But as though he really cared. Subtle flashes of regret have shocked these last few months, and, often not a day goes by where she envisions what life would be like if she’d done things differently.
She leaves the bathroom, looks around her apartment once more. She concludes that nothing important has been left behind. She has everything she’ll need. She’s set.
Moving to the door: she holds a finger flourished over the light switch, dramatically, as though this little flick will determine so much more.
The apartment was ours. Now it’s just hers...though his, like the smell of stale cigarettes on the drapes, from when Henry would smoke window side. That scent belongs to him--now mine. All of it. Then with a flick of a muscle: OFF.
She exhausts a heavy sigh, and then leaves. She has a flight to catch.
Despite the fact that she is sitting in an airplane seat, it still doesn’t feel like she’s going anywhere.
The stranger beside her was already in his seat and half asleep against the window when Scarlett sat down. The stranger squirms for a minute, trying to settle in such a way that’s comfortable enough to fall asleep. But he just keeps squirming and squirming beside her. But he’s stuck in that seat, she regards his struggle, he’s stuck in that seat and there’s not a damn thing he can do. God, then presses two fingers to her temples to suppress a coming headache.
It strikes her that she’s really not going anywhere. Scarlett is stuck on these last few weeks, which, in her memory, is likened to a nightmare: bearing a strong semblance to urgency, fear, confusion.
The day that she knew she would have to leave began just like any other morning of the last few months. Scarlet woke up in a frenzy, feeling all over her bed over for Henry, but she found no one. Struck with worry, she reached to turn on the nightstand lamp--but didn’t, for she suddenly remembered that he’d gone. Been gone for two months by then. Waking up alone hadn’t quite settled in yet.
She got up for work and got ready as usual. Clarice came to pick her up. They were carpooling to work. They didn’t speak too much. Clarice asked if Scar was doing okay. She said she was okay and returned the question.
“I’m okay, you just, you know you can always talk to me, okay? I know what it's like after a breakup. Remember me and Dave?”
“I remember you and Dave” she had said, and then rode silently to work. The rest of the afternoon was a blur, until it came the time to take her lunch break. Clarice strolled up to her cubicle and suggested that they go out to eat; it was “such a gorgeous day out.”
And when Clarice nudged her shoulder and said jokingly: “I swear you’re a hopeless workaholic.” Those words exactly, a hopeless workaholic. The night of the breakup flooded back to her as she sat under Clarice’s gaze: coming home to his packed bags, to him saying I don’t want to fight about this. It’s just time, and when she tried to explain why she had to cancel their plans again and again, he cut her off and said you’ll always be a hopeless workaholic.
That was the last straw. Her head was throbbing from lack of sleep and her hands and eyes ached from working 10 hour shifts in front of the computer, without break--and then, to be called a workaholic. Scarlett became a saturated red, heaving dry sobs--dry because she’d been crying the night before--and when anyone tried to touch her to calm her, to console her, to help if they could: she screamed at the top of her lungs.
Looking back on it now, Scarlett isn’t sure what got into her that day. It’s embarrassing to even think about, but she’s glad, she--
Ya’all right there?” The man sitting next to her interrupts her thought. “I normally mind my own but…” Scarlett looks at him, her eyes wet and beady.
“No, no thank you, I’m fine.”
“Well good, I could use some com’pny then. You know, they make it impossible to fall asleep in these chairs.”
She laughs a little and says she saw him trying. They talk a bit. Talking about where they’re coming from and where they’re going. He’s an older fellow, tan skin, long lanky arms and legs. He lights up when Scarlett says she’s taking a vacation in Florida, on south beach. He informs her she has it all wrong, that that place is too touristy.
“Key Largo, that’s where you want to go. An’ I’ll tell you what, it’s about the most romantic place in all of Flor--, no, I’ll damn well says it’s the finest place in the entire south, and I travel regularly. I so happen to own a little bed n’ breakfast out there.”
“Oh you’re not just trying to hook a customer, are you?” she asks coyly.
“I’m an honest man,” he grins, “I’ll tell you what, I’ll even give you a discount.”
She pauses for a second, “I’ll think about it.”
“It’ll be good. Sure, you can stay in a high class hotel--and it’ll be like you’re anywhere. But in my place, you’ll know you’re in south Florida. You’ll wake up to the sound of the breeze and” then he looks at her directly, and says in an earnest voice, “you look like you need to get away.”
Then after a moment, “Well, I won’t pester you about it. Just come on down if you feel like it. I’ll be in Fort Lauderdale till Monday, but I got two workers there that’ll take care of ya.”
She nods, and gives him a slight smile so that he knows she’s really considering it. When the plane lands, they leave the white tunnel together.
When the cab driver pulls up and asks her where she wants to go, she is rushed into making a decision--why not? Like Clarice said, she needs a break from routine. With this thought, she says “Bonaventure B and B, in Key Largo please.”
Scarlett rolls the window down, something she never does back in Richmond, and lets the cool wind trace its many fingers along her hair; lets the sun fall upon her pallid face. I’m in Florida. Suddenly, she doesn’t feel very tired and is excited to see how her day will pan out.

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Callie Hartwood is the author of a number of paranormal romance fiction shorts and novellas. Her heroines are sometimes BBW's and the male leads are sometimes billionaires, werewolves or werebears.

The stories revolve around romance but there is also plenty of room for some steamy moments and unusual paranormal encounters.

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