Ice on Wheels

By Aurora Rey

A Hot Ice Novella

Can falling in love melt the hearts of the iciest ice queens?

All’s fair in love and roller derby. That’s Riley Fauchet’s motto, until a new job lands her at the same company—and on the same team—as her rival Brooke Landry, the frosty jammer for the Big Easy Bruisers.

 

Ice on Wheels was previously published in Hot Ice: Romance Novellas (Bold Strokes Books, 2019).

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Perfect Rivalry

By Radclyffe

People of Color
Medical Romance
A PMC Hospital Romance | Book 6

Ren Dunbar is used to never fitting in—anywhere. Graduating high school at thirteen and med school at nineteen pretty much guaranteed she’d always have trouble proving she belonged, but she’s okay with that. She prefers the solitude of the lab over the raucous atmosphere in the OR, which would be fine except she’s a surgery resident. Winning the Benjamin Franklin Prize in surgery is just the proof she needs to show everyone she deserves to be part of their world.

Dani Chan knows she’s disappointed her family in choosing a mundane clinical career—in surgery no less—over the far more valuable world of medical research. When she wins the Franklin Prize and the national acclaim that comes with it, she’ll finally gain their approval, and maybe, at last, their affection.

Ren and Dani set out to win, no matter what it takes, but their unexpected attraction is an obstacle neither has counted on and love may be the final reward.

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Something to Talk About

By Ronica Black

Blue Collar
Animals 

Corey Durand doesn’t trust easily and the rumors surrounding the devastating end of her last relationship have only just died down. All she wants is peace and quiet to run her ranch. But in moves her feisty next-door neighbor, Brin, and everything gets thrown into chaos. Brin’s younger, vibrant, and full of sass. Her five-year-old autistic niece loves Corey and the ranch, and Corey hasn’t figured out how to befriend the little girl while avoiding her aunt.

One stormy night, everything changes. Brin’s fixer-upper house is damaged by lightning, and she doesn’t have the money to fix it. The town heartthrob has his gaze fixed on her and insists on helping. Trouble is, he pays more attention to Brin than the repairs. Corey has no choice but to step in and do the job right which sets off the town’s gossip mill—the very last thing she wants.

Corey and Brin will need to overcome wounds from the past, the heartthrob who can’t take a hint, and more than their share of salacious gossip to take a chance on love.

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With a Minor in Murder

By Karis Walsh

Women in Uniform
University Police | Book 1
Workplace Romance
College Life
Food
Police Procedural 
Police/Cops
Small Town Romances

Officer Clare Sawyer, newly arrived at the University of Washington’s campus police department, hopes her investigation of a murdered professor will give her a chance to show her worth and prove to herself she made the right choice leaving the big city behind. Life on campus brings back uncomfortable memories, but she is determined to do her job and remain on the outskirts of the academic world. Until Professor Hart walks into her interrogation room…

Architectural historian Libby Hart found her true home when she entered college, and she hasn’t left academia since. She loves her friends, her job, and the gorgeous buildings surrounding her. When the harsh reality of murder brings chaos into her world, she tries to help Clare restore order on campus.

Clare and Libby are from different worlds, but the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to ignore their growing feelings for one another—until the murderer targets Clare and danger threatens to destroy their happiness.

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Writer's Block

By Ali Vali

New Orleans 

Author Wyatt Whitlock is one of the biggest names in action thrillers and writes for the largest publisher in the business. She’s extremely private and writes prolifically—well, until recently. Writer’s block may spell the end of her career if she can’t figure a way around it. A drastic change in scenery and a really old house in New Orleans could get her creativity going again, but renovating the house she bought on a whim might just kill her.

Hayley Fox has put in her time as an assistant to an assistant in publishing, and it’s finally paid off. She’s been hired by a firm in New Orleans and she’s planning to use that as a springboard to the big leagues in New York, if only her sexy new neighbor—whose bare windows face Hayley's—didn’t make staying put an oh-so-tempting option.

Wyatt and Hayley might be made for each other if only they can get through nosy neighbors, the historical society, at-odds future plans, and all the secrets hidden in Wyatt’s walls.

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Cold Blood

By Genevieve McCluer

Big City
Vampires
People of Color
Financial gap/Class disparity
Multicultural 

In a single night, Kalila lost everything—her wife, their son, and even her life. Now, forced to live as the very monster she despises, she’s hunting down the vampire responsible, no matter how long it takes, or how many other vampires she has to kill along the way.

Dorenia is all too familiar with Kalila’s story. Her own vampiric nemesis has tormented her for over a century as retribution for his mistake in turning her. As an information broker in Toronto, the city of fiends, she’s managed to stay one step ahead by gathering all the intel she can and never staying in the same place long.

When Kalila inadvertently saves Dorenia’s life, the two strike up an unlikely alliance. Maybe together, they’ll have a chance of taking down the vampires who have eluded them all these years. And maybe, in each other, they can find a love worth living for.

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Greener Pastures

By Aurora Rey

Food
Animals 
Small Town Romances

Audrey Adams would do anything for her aunt Ernestine. When Ernestine suffers a stroke, Audrey takes a leave from her fast-track CPA career to care for her. Only Ernestine’s hobby farm needs more tending than the patient herself. Audrey’s bitten off way more than she can chew, or harvest, or plant, or… How does one do hobby farming, anyway? 

Enter her neighbor Rowan Marshall, the sexy cider maker. Rowan’s only too happy to come to Audrey’s rescue. Which is all well and good until Audrey realizes Rowan’s angling to buy the orchard that makes up more than half of Ernestine’s pride and joy. 

It’s not long before a reluctant truce gives way to a romantic spark and forces Audrey to make the biggest decision of her life.

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Grounded

By Amanda Radley

New York City
The Flight Series | Book 2
Financial gap/Class disparity
Children / Families
Age Gap

Olivia Lewis’s really big mistake has cost her the chance for forever with Emily White and her five-year-old son, Henry. Brokenhearted, she deals with romantic failure in the only way she knows how—by throwing herself into her work. Timely, considering her clients are leaving Applewood Financial in their dozens, and she doesn’t know why. Things go from bad to much, much worse when Olivia’s plane all but crashes into the tarmac and a chance encounter sends her straight back to Emily.

Emily doesn’t have time for forgiveness. She’s lost her job at Crown Airlines, and with no income, rising debts, and Henry’s unscrupulous grandfather making demands, romance is the least of her problems. But Henry really wants his friend Olivia back, and he’s not taking no for an answer.

For a second chance, Olivia and Emily will need to accept their mistakes, learn to communicate properly, and with a little help from Henry, fall madly in love all over again.

Book 2 of the Flight Series

First publication 2017

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Journey's End

By Amanda Radley

The Flight Series | Book 3
Financial gap/Class disparity
Children / Families
New York City
Age Gap

Newly retired and ever-efficient Olivia Lewis is throwing herself into married life. She’s going to be a domestic goddess and the world’s best parent to Henry before the ink has dried on her marriage certificate.

Marriage has given Emily White the support she needs to pursue her dream of becoming a professional scriptwriter. She’s commuting from New York to London every week, which isn’t always easy, but she can juggle everything, right?

They should be blissfully happy, but it isn’t long before the three thousand miles between them start adding up and Olivia’s days become long and empty. There’s also the small matter of Captain McFluffypants the Seventh, an awkward situation that really wasn’t Olivia’s fault, and a stalker who just won’t go away.

In this heartwarming conclusion to the Flight series, Olivia and Emily must finally decide what they want, what they need, and how to follow the dreams of their hearts.

First publication 2020

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Secret Agent

By Michelle Larkin

Rivals
International Setting
Federal Agents
Coming Out

Rogue agent Zoey Blackwood is having the time of her life traveling the world and evading the CIA’s capture. Her wisecracking humor keeps things light, but her mission is no joke: save millions of innocent lives that the US considers expendable in the wake of a deadly virus. Giving away the vaccine’s top-secret formula when the government plans to sell it lands her squarely on the CIA’s most-wanted list.

CIA Agent Peyton North’s mission is simple: apprehend Zoey and return her to headquarters. Peyton gives chase, ready to do whatever it takes to catch her. But every time she thinks she has Zoey cornered, the smart-ass agent pulls off another clever escape.

Sparks ignite between them during their cat-and-mouse trek around the globe. A bond is forged and loyalties are tested as their sizzling attraction approaches a point of no return.

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Something Between Us

By Krystina Rivers

Reunion Romance
Enemies to Lovers Romance
Military
Animals 
Big City

In the waning days of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Quinn Prescott and Kirby Davis met during military training. Despite different backgrounds, services, and plans, they fell hard and fast. However, it wasn’t long before distance and the pressures of serving in silence drove them apart.

Ten years later, Kirby literally runs into Quinn at Chicago Pride. Although she lives in a city of three million, she continues to see Quinn everywhere, and she can’t seem to ignore the pounding in her chest that isn’t always frustration no matter how much she tells herself it is.

Quinn knows she made the biggest mistake of her life when she chose her career over Kirby. She’s desperate to make amends, and perhaps even turn their chance meetings into a second chance for romance.

Kirby’s definitely not giving Quinn a second chance. But how long can she ignore the truth that there's something between them?

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Sugar Girl

By Emma L McGeown

Financial gap/Class disparity

After countless heartbreaks, Ciara Reilly has sworn off falling in love and turned her youth, beauty, and unlucky streak of dead-end relationships into a way to make money. After joining the Sugar Girl app, she has climbed the ranks to become one of the few Platinum Girls in Dublin and now has her choice of wealthy clients. It is a way of life for Ciara and means she can keep her family out of debt. The financial perks coupled with the casual dating arrangements suit her, primarily because she learned the hard way that falling in love and sugaring do not mix. 

That’s until she meets the stunning and wildly fascinating entrepreneur Charlie Keller. Their connection is instant but complicated. Charlie is everything Ciara has ever wanted, but falling for her means giving up everything she already has. Forced to choose between coming clean about her lucrative career or losing Charlie forever, will Ciara go sugar-free? Or will the secrets Charlie is keeping from her result in another heartbreak?

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The Business of Pleasure

By Ronica Black

Workplace Romance
Actors/Artists

Valerie Raffield’s dreams are about to come true. Her magazine, MisRule, is ready to launch. Only trouble is, she’s struggling to find an editorial designer who understands her vision.

When Lennox Falcone gets a nibble at her long stagnant résumé, she’s thrilled and excited to work remotely for Valerie. Things fall through when the MisRule team decides to go with another prospect, and Lennox is let down to say the least. But Valerie knows how talented Lennox is and keeps her on as a graphic artist. As they work closely together, their fascination with each other intensifies, and the MisRule team starts questioning the ethics of their relationship.

By the time the launch comes around, Valerie’s desire is undeniable. But their first face-to-face meeting doesn’t go as planned, and as secrets are revealed and passions burn bright, Valerie’s heart and her business could be in jeopardy.

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The Hummingbird Sanctuary

By Erin Zak

Workplace Romance
Enemies to Lovers Romance
Coming Out
Asexual/Aromantic
Multicultural 
Animals 
Vacation
Friends & Community
People of Color
Friends to Lovers Romance
Bisexual

Enjoy your vacation at the Hummingbird Sanctuary, Colorado’s hottest resort destination. Come for the mountains, stay for the charm, and enjoy the drama as Olive, Eleanor, and Harriet figure out their lives, their loves, and the meaning of true friendship.

Owning and operating the Hummingbird Sanctuary was supposed to be the best time of Olive Zyntarski’s life. She was going to tackle the future with eyes wide open and forget about her guilty conscience. All that changes when a chance meeting with a mysterious new guest has Olive’s long-buried secrets bubbling to the surface.

As marketing director, Eleanor Fitzwallace knows how to present everything in its best light, everything except her nonexistent love life. When her high school heartbreak unexpectedly saunters into the Sanctuary’s restaurant, Eleanor’s determined to ignore her. She wants real love, and people don’t change, do they?

After hitting rock bottom, Harriet Marshall made a promise to herself: no more one-night stands that make her feel bad about herself. She’s determined to turn her life around, and that means focusing on keeping the Sanctuary’s restaurant and bar hip, trendy, and booked solid. So, of course, she meets the most gorgeous woman ever, and everything changes.

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The Witch Queen's Mate

By Jennifer Karter

Magic
Veterinarians
Other Worlds
Enemies to Lovers Romance
Multicultural 

There couldn’t have been a worse time for Barra to be chosen by her gods as the next queen of the Neamairtese. She and a group of her people are being marched to the distant Empire of Victricus to be slaves.

Headstrong and independent, Barra never saw herself as a leader, and her chances of saving her people dwindle when her heart’s mate turns out to be a Svekard, the ancient sworn enemy of the Neamairtese. Without her mate, Barra cannot complete her connection to divine magic and free her people.

Silvi, a Svekard veterinarian, was simply trying to survive the march south when she was kissed by the Neamairtese witch, Barra. Now, Silvi has inhuman speed and strength to protect the witch, even at the cost of hurting her own people, an incredible dishonor.

Can Barra and Silvi’s love overcome their ingrained hatred and prejudice to bring their people together and save them all not just from slavery, but destruction?

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With a Twist

By Georgia Beers

Enemies to Lovers Romance
A Swizzle Stick Romance | Book 3
Friends & Community
Animals 

Amelia Martini’s favorite things are traveling, animals, and peanut butter. When she left her job to explore the world with her wife, she didn’t expect Tammy’s plans to include leaving her. Now, Amelia is starting over again and facing middle age alone. It’s a struggle, but she doesn’t want to be bitter forever.

Thirty-something Kirby Dupree loves life. Not always easy when you’ve lost as much as she has and carry as much sadness as she does. But she made a promise to always look for beauty, so she does her best…even when she has to squint to see it.

When Kirby’s job as an interior painter brings her into Amelia’s life, they don’t exactly hit it off. Amelia finds Kirby irritatingly cheerful, and Kirby thinks Amelia’s far too serious. Forced to work together, they start to see beyond their first impressions and prove opposites really do attract. But are they brave enough to go after the love they really want?

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Business of the Heart

By Claire Forsythe

Abby Archer should be content. Her coffee shop, Haze, is thriving, and she has a great group of friends. There’s just one thing missing: love. Despite past betrayals, Abby hasn’t given up on finding the one, waiting with increasing impatience to experience the sparks she’s always dreamed of.

Lexi Finn lives for her career. At least her job won’t break her heart. Unlike Abby, she’s most definitely not searching for the one or anyone for that matter. Avoiding relationships isn’t all that difficult when she’s become so skilled at keeping people at a distance.

So imagine Lexi’s shock when, walking into Haze, she feels instant attraction and an unshakeable connection with Abby. Abby has a picture of her perfect woman in her mind, and it certainly isn’t the intolerable Lexi Finn. When a hopeless romantic meets a tough-as-nails cynic, they’ll need to overcome the wounds of the past to discover that their hearts are the most important business of all.

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Dying for You

By Jenny Frame

Enemies to Lovers Romance
A Wild for You Novel | Book 3
Good girls/Bad girls
Magic
Vampires

Victorija Dred, Principe of the Dred clan, is one of the most feared vampires to walk the earth, but since her unwanted blood bond with Daisy, she’s slowly losing herself to blood sickness. Her clan is dismayed by her reluctance to order Daisy brought to her. The old Victorija would have used her for her blood without a second thought. However no one knows of the age-old vow holding her back.

Daisy MacDougall is struggling to cope with the vampire bite that is urging her to seek out Victorija. Secrets and history bind them in unfathomable ways, and when she discovers her family’s past and a very different Victorija, she vows to find the truth even if she must force their meeting.

Victorija and Daisy travel a dark and seductive path even as Victorija fights every instinct to take Daisy’s blood, and love seems all but impossible. As if that wasn’t bad enough, neither expects the real threat to Daisy’s life to be hiding inside the Dred clan.

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