Cover Reveal: Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen


“I laughed, I swooned, I sighed, I smiled and cheered for these two lonely souls. By far one of my favorite books of 2018!”- Kate Stewart, Amazon bestselling author

Dirty Headlines, an all-new sexy, enemies-to-lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is coming September 7th!


Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: September 7th, 2018

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

Model: Lucas Loyola

Photographer: Leandro Franco

Célian Laurent.

Manhattan royalty.

Notorious playboy.

Heir to a media empire.

…And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.

I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory—namely, his wallet.

Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.

But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.

Brooklyn girl.

Infamously quirky.

Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.

When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.

He knows it.

So do I.

Every day in the newsroom is a battle.

Every night in his bed, war.

But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.

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About LJ Shen:

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people’s’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.


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New Release – Judas Revelation by Roy Bright


In a decisive move, Judas and Charlotte travel to the one place he vowed he would never enter under any circumstances: the bowels of Hell itself. To end the war that rages above them, they must battle their way through terrifying creatures of titanic proportions to use the holy relics contained within Charlotte against Lucifer to put the Lord of Hell down for good.

Meanwhile, on the surface a weary band of survivors lead by Gary Cross and Colonel Nathan Taylor mount an expedition to gather vital data in the hope that it will provide a scientific solution to a supernatural problem.

And above them all, the forces of Heaven wait with bated breath, eager to receive the command to enter the conflict and prevent humanity from annihilation at the hands of the forces of Hell.

In a gore-filled, apocalyptic finale to the trilogy, can Judas and Charlotte triumph or will Lucifer finally reign supreme?

The ultimate battle for our souls has just begun…


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Cover Reveal: Shattered by A.K. Macbride

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by A.K. MacBride

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

In life, you always learn one important lesson you’ll never forget.

For me, it was to never have hopes and dreams. They could shatter into a million pieces in a matter of seconds.

I’d lived by that one rule my entire life, until the day Harper and her little boy moved in next door. One look into her guarded eyes and a flame of hope was lit. Little did I know; her green eyes held more pain than my heart did.

Breaking through the fortified walls she’d erected around hers would cause me more agony than I’d ever imagined possible.

I didn’t know if two broken and bruised individuals could come together and create something beautiful out of nothing but shattered pieces.

But I needed to find out.

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Author of Romances filled with heart and heat – She wants to leave you with ALL the feels!

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Nine While Nine – Release Day Blitz – Stasia Morineaux

Title: Nine While Nine
Series: Nine While Nine Legacy
Author: Stasia Morineaux
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Designer: Shayne Leighton
Release Date: July 21, 2018

Isabeau Finne’s perfect world utterly unravels when she meets Death’s right-hand man one fateful night, spiraling her life into a world of chaos and the impossible.

Suddenly, she is no longer Isabeau and becomes part of the most secretive inner-workings of Death itself, as well as an otherworldly dominion of ancient magic.

Now beings—which we were taught as children were merely fictional creations of wildly whimsical minds—are edging their way into her world as well.

Buggans and Kobolds and Vargs…oh my!

She yearns for the simplicity of her old life—this one is full of dangers, unanswered questions, and cryptic dreams.

After one particularly anomalous dream in which she learns of the Nine While Nine Legacy, things become truly precarious.

Now, someone sees her as a risk…a threat…and wants to eliminate her.

Fortunately, she falls under the protection of Gideon—unless she leaves his territory—which is the one thing she wants the most…and wants the least.

**An unprecedented new origin of the Fae story in this dark urban fantasy series**

This is a new author to me but I’ve got to say one who I will remember. As of late there are very few paranormal/fantasy authors who have the ability to captivate me. I can count on one hand authors who have left an impression on me and I’m so excited to discover another.

However, I didn’t realise that this book would be left on a cliffhanger. There’s me, plodding along thinking ‘I’m so happy, let’s keep the story going.’ And it ends. I’d gotten to the end without realising.

Well as you can imagine I was so distraught. When a story such as this draws me in, I never want it to end. I’m sure you’re the same. These little gems are sometimes hard to find so when we do find a story that makes us sit up and take notice, we grab it with everything we have.

Now, even though I’m disappointed about the cliffhanger, it hasn’t deterred me from the story and I will quite happily pick up the next book. Actually I sound so blasé about that fact when in fact I will be on tenterhooks awaiting the next release.

This author has driven me in, parked me up and put a wheel clamp on me so that I don’t go anywhere.

I was intrigued by the plot, the story, the characters, even the language. For those unaware, the author has created her own language/names for the characters and even though it is a little confusing, there is a glossary at the end. Fitting for those who like to understand what they’re reading.

I honestly can’t recommend this book enough. I urge you paranormal/fantasy readers to give this a go. You won’t be disappointed. However I do have to point out that the main male character is mine. I licked him first. (Even if that’s not true, that’s what I’m claiming.)

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She has since resettled in Asheville, North Carolina with her hubster and kidlet, as well as with a bevy of creatures…both real and “imaginary”.

Mysterious dreams, copious hours of awesome music, and obscene amounts of coffee fuel her writing sessions of paranormal, urban fantasy, dark fantasy, the supernatural…and sometimes even a sprinkling of chick lit!

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Transformed: Triskaidekaphilia Book Three Blog Tour

Triskaidekaphilia 3: Transformed

Nothing is quite so deliciously freeing as caving to your instincts. For centuries, shapeshifters have personified our impulse to bow to our animalistic nature. From lycans to skin-walkers and everything in between, shapeshifters give us a chance to connect with our inner-selves and celebrate our intriguing differences, our passions, and ultimately our humanity through their necessity of striking a balance between their human selves and supernatural selves.

About the Editor: Charlie Watson is a freelance editor ready to make her mark on the Edmonton writing community. Through her work with various writing and editing groups around YEG who deal exclusively with first time authors, Charlie is devoted to ensuring that fledgling authors have a wonderful experience publishing for the first time.

About the Series: Triskaidekaphilia is the love of the number thirteen. It’s also the name of our anthology series which explores the more shadowy corners of romance and erotica. There will be 13 volumes in total, each of which will be released on a Friday the 13th.


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Nancy Canu is a dogwalker in New York City by day, a freelance editor by night, and a writer whenever she can. Her alter ego is J.J. Cassidy, who writes M/M romance. She’s had all kinds of jobs in her life, from stable hand to creating financial analysis spreadsheets, and she can drive a team of horses, sail a boat, cook up a mean macaroni and cheese from scratch, and build a deck. Someday she’ll learn to ride a motorcycle. Very soon, she plans to retire and move to the mountains in Mexico, where she and her amazing husband can sit and watch their three horses grazing right outside the door, their Rottweiler at their feet. She loves to hear from readers, either at or .

“Fathom” excerpt

My mother had taught me to swim when I was barely able to walk, and those were my best memories, me graceful and quick in the water the way I wasn’t on land, playing with my mother in the shallows. I was never allowed to swim without her there, not even when I was old enough to be counted a woman, and I ignored the faint tug of guilt—here I was, alone in the water after dark. She never loved the sea the way I did, and I’d never thought to ask her why we always lived in sight of the ocean when she disliked it so. Then again, the single time we traveled far enough inland to lose sight and scent of the sea, I’d been so ill, feverish and restless and unable to sleep, that we never tried it again. My mother may have longed for lakes and hills, I needed the smell of brine on the air and the hiss of the waves.

I ducked under the water when grief threatened, escaping into the not-silence. I could hold my breath longer than most, and as a child I had frightened my mother when I stayed under too long, but all her threats and punishments could never make me stop. I surfaced before I needed to, blowing like a porpoise, and then I simply closed my eyes and drifted on my back, letting the little waves in the cove rock and soothe me the way they always did.

When I finally looked up, the moon was well on its journey, limning the edge of every wave. I turned reluctantly toward shore and went still. There on the beach was the false Carrick, caught in the act of removing his breeches. He straightened, the tails of his shirt hiding his thighs almost to his knees, and gave me a crooked grin. “Is this your particular cove, then?”

“No.” I sank lower in the water, my heart lurching into a faster, unsteady rhythm. My tongue turned stubbornly wooden when he pulled his shirt off over his head, leaving him rather gloriously naked. All that was needed was for me to say I wanted to be alone, that he needed to wait, to find some other place to bathe. And I couldn’t, not then, and not when he strode into the water. My lungs decided to work again once he was waist deep, and I gasped when he dove in a perfect, smooth arc under the water, the curve of his back silver in the moonlight.

He came up far too close, and I ducked until my chin brushed the water. His eyes were black in the dark, the colored part larger than it should be. “You see past the glamour,” he said, voice so low it was nearly a growl. He drifted a bit nearer. “How is that—?” Those dark eyes narrowed, and his nostrils flared. He hummed, low in his throat, head tipping to one side. “They call you the witch’s brat. Who is your mother, then? And where is she?”

“She’s dead.” I spread my arms out, hands cupped, moving slowly in place as he circled me. “Who are you, truly?”

He ducked under and came back up, slicking his hair back with both hands. His teeth were very white and rather sharper than they should be, or maybe it was a trick of the moonlight. “Carrick will do as well as any other for a name. And yours?”

“Signa,” I said, and regretted it immediately. Fool—I should know better. Even my mother was cautious with names. “What are you, then?”

He slid past me in the water, chest brushing my back, too fast for me to avoid. Prickles ran over my body at the light touch. “Like you,” he murmured in my ear. “A child of the sea.”

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When I was in grade school, every Wednesday afternoon I watched Dark Shadows, a cheesy soap opera about the Collins family. (In case you missed the original TV series, think General Hospital crossed with the Addams Family, only without any sense of humor at all.) Quentin Collins, played by David Selby, was a werewolf, and he was hot, in a moody-poet-bad-boy kind of way. Hey, I was eleven, give me a break. Already a voracious reader, I scoured the library for anything I could find about lycanthropy, and for Christmas, my parents gave me a reprint of The Book of Werewolves by Sabine Baring-Gould. I read it cover to cover, and went on to read about every kind of were-creature I could find.

Fast forward forty-plus years. I belong to a local writer’s group, and for fun we decided each of us would write a short story based on a song. After watching a Florence + the Machine concert, “What the Water Gave Me” got stuck in my head—two lines in particular. Oh my love, don’t forsake me, take what the water gave me, and a line from the chorus, pockets full of stones. I had this image of a woman falling over the side of a boat into the water, weighted down with rocks, and found myself turning that image around and around, poking at it, trying to figure out how she got there. Was it suicide? Was she pushed? And what about the rocks?

I live near New York Harbor, and seals have recently made a comeback to the local beaches and little islands. So after seeing adorable seal pictures in the local news pretty much every single freaking day, I knew I needed a selkie in my story.

But what about those rocks? And should there be a sea monster?

More than one kind of betrayal, loneliness and bad decisions, an insular island community, superstitions about the sea—I had a sketchy plot, and less than three weeks to get the story written. Deadlines are amazing motivators, let me tell you.

I like romance mixed with my fantasy, and my preference is to write about guys falling in love with guys. But for this story, I knew the main character needed to be a woman—I saw her on a rocky beach, looking out to sea, and later, falling overboard and sinking down into the dark.

Like I said, deadlines are great motivation, and out of all that, “Fathom” was born. I’d like to give a huge thank you to Cori Vidae for doing this wonderful anthology, and I hope you all enjoy reading about Signa and Lagan as much as I enjoyed creating their story.

Judas: The Relic – Roy Bright

Great review of Judas: The Relic! Love this series!

Another brilliant installment in the Judas Trilogy, and author Roy Bright delivers again! It was completely random that I stumbled upon the first book, and I am so glad I did. Not only did I get a fantastic story that I could not put down, but I met a wonderful author as well!

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You can find the book here: Judas: The Relic – Roy Bright

This second installment in the series has Charlotte growing up in an alternate realm, going from a child to an 18 year old adult. Judas wanted her to have as much of a normal childhood as possible, before she has to save the world. Although none of this was real, and took only days to pass, Charlotte is grateful for the experiences and childhood she was given.

Judas is still protecting Charlotte, although it is now time for her to step into her role as…

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Lead Me Home by A.L. Jackson

Lead Me Home

A second-chance, friends-to-lovers, stand-alone romance in A.L. Jackson’s Fight for Me series…

“A TOP 2018 & LIFETIME ROMANCE!” ~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog

SERIES: A Fight for Me Stand-Alone Novel
Fourteen years ago, my life changed forever.
My sister disappeared. That day I was selfish. That day I chose myself over her. And that day, I lost everything.
Including Nikki Walters.
She’s the girl I’ve loved my whole life. She’s gorgeous. Caring. Every single thing I’ve ever wanted but denied myself. She was my sister’s best friend, and I destroyed any chance of keeping her.
When her safety is threatened, I have a second chance to do the right thing. But as soon as she moves in, I want her in all the wrong ways.
All it takes is a brush of her hand, and I’m losing all control.
The fire between us is only burning hotter.
But neither of us saw what was coming.
And it just might be Nikki Walters who destroys me in the end.
The highly anticipated sexy, suspenseful stand-alone second-chance romance from NYT Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson.

Don’t miss our amazing giveaway going on to celebrate the LEAD ME HOME Release!! Grand prize includes signed SHOW ME THE WAY and FOLLOW ME BACK and the entire BLEEDING STARS SERIES Paperbacks!!

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, LEAD ME HOME, the third stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.
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