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    The NHL's biggest bad boy is about to fall for the virgin next door…


    I am the world’s biggest dating failure. We’re talking my last date went home with our waitress kind of failure.


    But I have an ace in the back pocket of my mom jeans—my sexy-as-sin best friend, NHL superstar forward, Justin Cruise.


    Justin owes me favors dating back to seventh grade, long before he became a hotshot with a world famous…stick. So in return for my undying platonic loyalty, all I want is an easy-peasy crash course on how to be a sex goddess.


    How hard can it be?


    ***


    I have never been so hard in my life.


    The things I want to do to my sweet, kindergarten-teaching, mitten-crocheting best friend Libby Collins are ten different kinds of wrong. Maybe twenty.


    But I’m a firm believer in teaching by example, and by the end of our first lesson, we’ve graduated to a hands on approach to her sexual education: my hands all over her, her hands all over me, and her hot mouth melting beneath mine as I prove to her there isn’t a damned thing wrong with the way she kisses.


    Give me a month, and I’ll transform Libby from wall flower to wall banger, and ensure she’s confident enough to seduce any guy she wants.


    Problem is… the only guy I want her seducing is me.


    Hot as Puck is a sexy, flirty, friends-to-lovers Standalone romantic comedy from USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente.


    Keywords: hockey romance, virgin romance, lessons in seduction, new adult, new adult romance, sports romance, sports, friends to lovers, opposites attract romance, opposites attract, workplace, humor, comedy, romance, contemporary, alpha male, love, career, bad boy, family, fiction, forbidden, forbidden romance, romantic comedy, roommates, roomie, roomies, best friends to lovers romance, contemporary romance, best friends in romance, brothers, athletes, rom com, hilarious, romance series, romance books, beach reads, funny, stories, sensual, sensual romance, hot guy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, kissing books, romance series, long series, long romance series, wealthy hero, wealthy heroes, sports romance, Lili Valente, L. Valente.


    A swoon-worthy romance from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix!

    A hotshot firefighter & a heroine who favors overalls to lipstick battle wills in this frenemies to lovers romance.

    Levi

    Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and hate can always turn into love. Lucy hates me. She especially hates how much I want her. And holy smokes do I want her. But she can’t be bothered to even give me the time of day. I should give up the chase, but I can’t.

    It’s more than a spark between us. It’s a bonfire. Fate rolls the dice and lands Lucy right where I want her. She needs my help, and I need her.

    One taste, and I’m lost. I’ll do anything to make her mine.

    Lucy

    Levi drives me crazy, and not the good kind of crazy. He’s smoldering hot and so handsome, it’s downright dangerous.

    A hotshot firefighter, he nearly sets me on fire whenever he’s around. Perhaps it’s an occupational hazard.

    He teases me every chance he gets and tempts me to let down my guard. I definitely don’t need a man. But Levi’s more than a man. He’s a man on octane fuel—pure masculinity practically oozes from his pores.

    One night of weakness, and I tumble into his fire. It’s more than desire. It’s how I feel when I’m with him—safe and protected. I never want to let go.


    *This is a full-length standalone romance.


    Keywords: Small town contemporary romance series, firefighter Alaska frontier western novels, wilderness vacation travel, alpha hero, Family sagas romantic novels love story, women’s adventure rugged, enemies to lovers friends to lovers firefighter romance

    "Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!"

    --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor)

     

    AGED FOR MURDER (A TUSCAN VINEYARD COZY MYSTERY) is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor (Book #1), a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews—and a free download!

     

    When Olivia Glass, 34, concocts an ad for a cheap wine that propels her advertising company to the top, she is ashamed by her own work—yet offered the promotion she’s dreamed of. Olivia, at a crossroads, realizes this is not the life she signed up for. Worse, when Olivia discovers her long-time boyfriend, about to propose, has been cheating on her, she realizes it’s time for a major life change.

     

    Olivia has always dreamed of moving to Tuscany, living a simple life, and starting her own vineyard.

     

    When her long-time friend messages her about a Tuscan cottage available, Olivia can’t help wonder: is it fate?

     

    Hilarious, packed with travel, food, wine, twists and turns, romance and her newfound animal friend—and centering around a baffling small-town murder that Olivia must solve—AGED FOR DEATH is an un-putdownable cozy that will keep you laughing late into the night.

     

    Books #2 and #3 in the series—AGED FOR DEATH and AGED FOR MAYHEM—are now also available!

     

    As far as first impressions go, nearly dropping a tree onto a federal agent is admittedly not the greatest one I’ve ever made. As an opening gambit in pursuit of a feisty, deliciously curvy woman, it’s decidedly the worst. 


    Doesn’t help matters that Miss Independence insists she doesn’t have time to get sidetracked with a personal life. Which she stubbornly maintains even while looking at me like she’s the lumberjack and I’m the tree she wants to climb.


    Good thing she’s on a mission to catch the bad guys—her one shot at greatness, she believes—and needs my help to do it. A ride is all she says she wants. And trust me, I’m damn sure it’s more than she’s ever asked any man for before. 


    So, of course I’m going to give her a ride.


    …But I’m not promising to behave.


    The HIS TO CLAIM Series

    Book 1: Every Last Touch (Walker & Ashley)

    Book 2: Every Last Look (Barrett & Quinn)

    Book 3: Every Last Secret (Sutton & Maddy)

    Book 4: Every Last Reason (Emerson & Delia)

    Book 5: Every Last Call (Gamble & Siobhan)


    Note: Big brother Adler & Sage’s story (Every Last Doubt) is now a BONUS FREEBIE available at christawick.com/free


    Previously published as Walker Pierce (c) 2017, completely rewritten in first person POV and revised throughout with newly added content, a different extended ending, and a bit more steam (note that this hero makes a point not to rush the heroine—making his gruff patience its own brand of sexy—so the book does start a little tamer than my usual stuff, but it picks up, as it is a Christa Wick book, after all *grin*).

    This book includes classic poems by such eminent poets as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Sara Teasdale, William Butler Yeats, Louisa May Alcott, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Gertrude Stein and others.

    Contents:

    Anne Bradstreet

    To My Dear and Loving Husband


    Phillis Wheatley

    To the Right Honourable WILLIAM,

    Earl of DARTMOUTH, His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for North-America, & c.


    William Cullen Bryant

    The Planting of the Apple-Tree

    Thanatopsis


    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Concord Hymn

    The Snow-storm


    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The Arrow and the Song

    The Builders

    The Children’s Hour

    The Day Is Done

    The Landlord’s Tale. Paul Revere’s Ride


    Edgar Allan Poe

    Alone

    Annabel Lee

    The Conqueror Worm

    The Raven

    To Helen


    Abraham Lincoln

    My Childhood’s Home I See Again


    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

    Old Ironsides


    Herman Melville

    Misgivings


    Walt Whitman

    I Hear America Singing

    I Sit and Look Out

    Miracles

    A Noiseless Patient Spider

    О Captain! My Captain!

    From Song of My self

    When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer


    Frances E. W. Harper

    Bury Me in a Free Land

    Songs for the People


    Emily Dickinson

    Because I could not stop for Death

    Death sets a thing significant

    Hope is the thing with feathers

    I died for beauty

    If I can stop one heart from breaking

    I’m nobody! Who are you?

    Mv life closed twice before its close

    Success is couated sweetest

    There is no frigate like a book

    This is my letter to the world


    Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    Solitude


    Ernest Lawrence Thayer

    Casey at the Bat


    Edwin Arlington Robinson

    Miniver Cheevy

    Mr. Flood’s Party

    Richard Cory


    Stephen Crane

    I saw a man pursuing the horizon’

    War Is Kind


    James Weldon Johnson

    Sence You Went Away


    Paul Laurence Dunbar

    The Lesson

    Sympathy

    We Wear the Mask


    Gertrude Stein

    Susie Asado


    Vachel Lindsay

    Abraham Lincoln. Walks at Midnight

    Euclid

    The Leaden-Eyed


    Claude McKay

    After the Winter

    If We Must Die

    The Tropics in New York


    Countee Cullen

    For Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Incident


    Amy Lowell

    Venetian Glass

    Song

    The Swans

    Prime


    James Oppenheim

    Hebrews


    Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Juliet Of Nations

    A Musical Instrument


    Emma Lazarus

    The Crowing Of The Red Cock

    Youth And Death

    Age And Death


    Louisa May Alcott

    Fairy Song

    My Kingdom

    Transfiguration

    Lullaby


    Ellis Parker Butler

    Good — Better — Best

    The Whale

    A Lost Angel

    The Ballade Of The Automobile


    Hugh Henry Brackenridge

    From A poem on divine revelation


    Matthew Arnold

    To A Friend

    Shakespeare

    The Last Word


    William Butler Yeats

    Brown Penny

    The Chambermaid’s First Song

    A Song From ‘The Player Queen’

    September 1913

    Leda And The Swan

    A Prayer For Old Age


    William Blake

    A Poison Tree

    The Garden Of Love

    The Fly

    Laughing song


    Sara Teasdale

    Wisdom

    Peace

    A Cry

    After Love

    Alone

    I Am Not Yours

    On A March Day

    The Mystery


    William Barnes

    The Broken Heart

    The Young that Died in Beauty

    The Woodlands


    Tales of Suspense and Horror (illustrated): 50+ Weird and Terrifying Stories by Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, E. F. Benson, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Mary Shelley, Robert W. Chambers, William Hope Hodgson, Nikolai Gogol If modern books on the paranormal seem dull to you, the horrors predictable, and suspense stories worthy of a casual yawn, then it is time to return to the classic origins of horror and thrill genres. Enter, dear reader, into the pages which birthed those vampires, zombies, werewolves, ghosts, demons and other evils which now inhabit our modern fantasy and mystical works. Be assured that the plots of these classical suspense stories, while crackling with XIX and XX century atmosphere, are no less sophisticated or fantastical than today’s premier writers of the genre. You may even discover the inspiration for stories written by Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Dean Kuntz, and others.


    EDGAR ALLAN POE

    THE GOLD-BUG

    THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

    THE TELL-TALE HEART

    THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

    THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

    THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

    THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE

    THE BLACK CAT

    THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR

    HOP-FROG

    H.P. LOVECRAFT

    THE CALL OF CTHULHU

    DAGON

    THE TOMB

    THE PICTURE IN THE HOUSE

    THE CATS OF ULTHAR

    THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN

    THE OUTSIDER

    THE TEMPLE

    THE FESTIVAL

    THE SILVER KEY

    THE OTHER GODS

    THE RATS IN THE WALLS

    THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK

    THE TRANSITION OF JUAN ROMERO

    THE DUNWICH HORROR

    THE DOOM THAT CAME TO SARNATH

    FROM BEYOND

    THE HORROR AT RED HOOK

    THROUGH THE GATES OF THE SILVER KEY

    THE NAMELESS CITY

    PICKMAN’S MODEL

    THE DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE

    HERBERT WEST-REANIMATOR

    THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER

    THE LURKING FEAR

    THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE

    THE STRANGE HIGH HOUSE IN THE MIST

    COOL AIR

    UNDER THE PYRAMIDS

    IN THE VAULT

    THE HOUND

    THE SHUNNED HOUSE

    THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP

    THE UNNAMABLE

    THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS

    THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME

    THE WILLOWS by Algernon Blackwood

    THE GREAT GOD PAN by Arthur Machen

    THE JUDGE'S HOUSE by Bram Stoker

    CARMILLA by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

    FRANKENSTEIN, OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS by Mary W. Shelley

    THE KING IN YELLOW by Robert W. Chambers

    THE GHOST PIRATES by William Hope Hodgson

    THE VIY By Nikolay Gogol


    Three full-length Highland romances from author Aileen Adam’s Highland Heartbeats series.



    Book One of the Highland Heartbeats Series!


    A Laird’s Promise


    Some promises are hard to keep…

    Phillip promised he’d let her go home. He promised, after she completed her task, she’d be free. He didn’t promise her that he wouldn’t capture her heart before he released her.


    For Sarah, captive of the Highland Laird, that these promises are kept is paramount.


    Phillip never expected to fall in love with the woman who was supposed to save his brother’s life. He also never expected to break a promise. But some promises are hard to keep, especially when he finds out the secrets she’s keeping.


    * * *


    Book Two of the Highland Heartbeats Series!


    A Rebel’’s Desire


    Some secrets are hard to keep…

    Jake Duncan promised Heather MacDonald he’d keep her secret. He’d help her train to be a warrior and all she had to do was give him a kiss. He didn’t promise that she wouldn’t feel the stirrings of desire for this former soldier.


    For Heather, a woman determined to become a warrior, Jake’s promise means the difference between life and death.


    Wounded at war, then the target of a malicious healer, Jake Duncan, brother of the Highland Laird, has decided he has to prove himself, over and over again. He never thought that part of his journey would involve falling for the woman from the Lowlands who wasn’t as demure or as shy as he originally thought, especially not when she was wielding a dirk.


    * * *


    Book Three of the Highland Heartbeats Series!


    An Outcast’s Wish


    Some memories are best left forgotten…

    Maccay Douglas finds a trespasser on Duncan lands. Except the trespasser isn’t some lad up to mischief. It’s a woman in boy’s clothing.


    A woman with a bruise on her head and no name, and hunting skills.


    She claims she doesn’t know who she is.

    That doesn’t stop him from falling in love.


    Except this red-haired beauty has an explosive secret that is bound to bring war to the Highlands.

    A fearless detective. A stolen child. And a killer just getting started.

    From USA Today best-selling author Pamela Crane comes a terrifying tale of small-town secrets and murder.

    Ari Wilburn’s life ended long ago—the day she watched her little sister die in a tragic accident and did nothing to stop it. Crippled with self-blame and resented by her parents, she stumbles through life ... and onto an unexpected clue that casts doubt on whether the death was accidental.

    Now a psychological wreck, Ari joins a suicide support group where she meets Tina, a sex-enslaved escapee whose daughter is missing and her long-lost father dead. Suicide, police ruled it. But Tina suspects foul play. As a bond develops between the women in their shared loss, they’re dragged into playing a dangerous game with a killer.

    A serial killer with a deadly message.

    Faced with a murderous wake-up call and two possibly linked deaths, Ari’s investigation puts her next on the killer’s list. But she’s never been one to back down from a fight.

    Needing closure, Ari must face her demons and the killer behind them ... or lose everything she loves.

    “If Dexter and Gone Girl had a love child, this would be it.” – reader review

    "Perfect for fans of Robert Bryndza and Melinda Leigh, Pamela Crane introduces a mind-twist that takes everything you love about thrillers, pushes it outside the box, and electrifies you with clever prose and a plot that will terrify you. A must-read thriller...” – Southern Editor Reviews
    In a future where the sky is going dark, can two outcasts find the strength to make a difference?

     

    The future is not a safe place. When Tay Maslov was a girl she lived in New York State, and her playground was the sun-drenched fields of her parents' farm. But all that changed the day the Servitors came, looking for new recruits for their master, the Archon Jeremiah of Brooklyn.

     

    The vampires—or Elders—rule the cities now, and hardly any humans are left out in the wilderness. All the land is given over to the bizarre animal-like Shifters. The Elders run the Blood Banks, enforce Blood Donations, as well as the Blood Clubs and the culls of insurgents. When Tay Maslov, many years later and now a vampire herself, servant to her Archon Jeremiah, refuses to go after humans, she is cast down.

     

    Forced to become a Feral, hated by all. It is in this state that she meets Kaiden, himself a creature of the night, but far different from her.

     

    Who will survive what comes next?

     

     

    NOTE: The Revamped Series is a 'revamp' of the original Bit-Lit series published several years ago. I was never genuinely happy with the set up and telling of the story so I decided to go through it again and make is better! I hope you enjoy this version.                WJM

     

    REVAMPED SERIES

    Book 1 - Hidden

    Book 2 - Banished

    Book 3 - Converted


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    Former Navy SEAL Nixon Swagger was home. 

    After twelve years of service and twice as many deployments, all Nix wanted was quiet. He'd sought the solace of the land he'd grown up on and found the peace he needed to silence the noise and figure out his next move. Nixon's stay was supposed to be temporary. He wasn't supposed to meet a feisty, head-strong woman who made his pulse race and set his body on fire. Falling in love hadn't been part of his plan. Taking a government contract to stop a homegrown terrorist group hadn't been either, but when the organization threatens to attack Philadelphia, he had no choice but to accept.


    McKenna Wilson was living. Every day was the same. Raising her two teenage siblings didn't leave time for much else. Most days, she was okay with that. Then she bumped into the sexy war hero and, in an instant, her world changed. She had no idea falling for Nixon would be so dangerous. Now she was going head-to-head with the small-town's dirty sheriff who was hell-bent on ruining Nixon and avenging a fifteen-year-old grudge. She'd lost her heart, but losing her life wasn't part of the plan.


    Nixon Swagger had learned a few things as a Navy SEAL—adapt, improvise, and overcome were among the many. In the middle of an inferno, so ominous even Dante wouldn't buy a ticket, Nixon must adapt to his new surroundings and overcome multiple threats before he loses the woman he loves.


    Gemini Group

    Nixon's Promise

    Jameson's Surrender

    Weston's Treasure

    Alec's Dream

    Chasin's Surrender

    Holden's Resurrection


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    What readers are saying:

    "Oh my gosh did I ever love this book, and to think it’s the first in a series, so there is more to come. Nixon’s Promise is extremely well written with characters that touch the heart. What a remarkable storyline that will make you laugh, smile, hold you in it’s suspenseful grip and leave you hot and bothered all at the same time."


    "If I could give 100 Stars, I would. I know that I sound like a broken record but Riley Edwards did it .... again and I'm confident to say that Ms Edwards will continue to awe me with her awesomeness."


    "This original new series from Riley Edwards shows great promise. Nixon Swagger has returned to his Maryland hometown to regroup and plan his next move after 12 years in the Navy. Meeting McKenna and falling for her wasn't part of his plan, but sometimes plans need to change. This is my favorite line from the book, "Sometimes you need sacrifice what you want to do so you can do what you need to do for those you love." The characters are well developed and the story is compelling. As with any new series, I had to be patient at the beginning as series developing. Nixon's POV is written in third person and McKenna's POV is in first person. It took me until chapter 3 to really get in the groove of the changing POV, but it works well."


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