This Week’s New Releases

 

It’s Tuesday…aka-release day…aka-the day I let you know which of the prior week’s releases have caught my eye!

Here are this week’s picks!

(Have you read any of them yet? What did you think? Have I missed any absolute Must-Reads? Leave a comment to let me know!)



Drive by Kate Stewart

Music . . . the heart’s greatest librarian.

The average song is three and a half minutes long; those three and a half minutes could lead to a slow blink, a glimpse of the past, or catapult the soul into heart-shattering nostalgia.

At the height of my career, I had the life I wanted, the life I’d always envisioned. I’d found my tempo, my rhythm. Then I received a phone call that left me off key.

You see, my favorite songs had a way of playing simultaneously. I was in love with one man’s beats and another’s lyrics. But when it came to the soundtrack of a life, how could anyone choose a favorite song? So, to erase any doubt, I ditched my first-class ticket and decided to take a drive, fixed on the rearview.

Two days.

One playlist.

And the long road home to the man who was waiting for me.

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)


Most of All You by Mia Sheridan

A broken woman . . .

Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.

A man in need of help . . .

Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there’s an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.

Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .

Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.

Check it out here: Amazon, iBooks


Holding Onto Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

The road for Noah Westbury has been carved out for him, long before he knew who his father was. Making sure he worked hard to deserve the opportunities provided to him, Noah is where he’s dreamed of being – starting QB for Portland Pioneers. Together, with his model girlfriend by his side, life can’t get much better. Except that standing in his path is Peyton Powell-James, his life-long friend and the one woman he can never have.

Peyton Powell-James always knew her future would be in football and dreams of having a successful sports journalism career once she graduates college. After being given the assignment to cover a professional game from the sidelines, Peyton believes that everything is going to plan. Until one fateful night changes her life.

Harsh reality sets in for Noah and Peyton. One could lose everything, while the other struggles to keep the families together.

Check it out here: Amazon, iBooks


Crave: Part Two by E.K. Blair

Weeks became months, and months became years. Each day, nudged Kason deeper into his addiction. Each memory of the girl destroyed fed the craving for what he could never have again.

Leaving a life-altering first love behind, Adaline tried moving forward to find love and trust and happiness. Pain eventually faded, wounds slowly healed, yet scars were forever left behind.

But some scars feel like kisses.

When the shattered pieces of their hearts are forced to meet again, the two of them must decide how much pain their love is worth enduring.

This is what happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond the loving.

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)


Burn for You by J.T. Geissiner

The marriage is fake. But for a sassy chef and an arrogant billionaire, the sparks are real…

Jackson “The Beast” Boudreaux is rich, gorgeous, and unbelievably rude to the staff at Chef Bianca Hardwick’s New Orleans restaurant. Bianca would sooner douse herself in hot sauce than cook for Jackson again, but when he asks her to cater his fund-raiser, Bianca can’t refuse, knowing the cash will help pay her mother’s medical bills. Then Jackson makes another outrageous request: Marry me. The unconventional offer includes an enormous sum—money Bianca desperately needs, even if it does come with a contract—and a stunning ring.

The heir to a family bourbon dynasty, Jackson knows the rumors swirling around him. The truth is even darker. Still, he needs a wife to secure his inheritance, and free-spirited, sassy Bianca would play the part beautifully. Soon, though, their simple business deal evolves into an emotional intimacy he’s built walls to avoid.

As the passion heats up between them, Bianca and Jackson struggle to define which feelings are real and which are for show. Is falling for your fake fiancé the best happy ending…or a recipe for disaster?

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)


Russian Beast by Aislinn Kearns

(Read Aislin Kearns’ interview HERE!)

Meet the Underground Fighters—men battling it out in illegal cage matches for money. All have their reasons for fighting. But will love be enough to free them?

Alexei: Strong. Silent. Russian.

Alexei has lived a life off the radar since he arrived in the US years before. Until he meets Evie—the woman he can’t get out of his head.

Having escaped Russia—and a brutal father—when he was barely out of his teens, Alexei now earns his living in illegal fights. There, his size and strength are an advantage, not a curse. When Alexei rescues his neighbour from her violent ex, he sees for the first time that he can use his power for good, and becomes determined to protect Evie from her demons.

Evie has avoided men since she escaped her ex, focusing on the final months of her social work degree. Paranoia has gripped her, and she can’t be sure whether the shadow she thinks is following her is really there, or only a figment of her imagination. But when Alexei barges into her life, she has to decide whether she can place her trust in him, or whether he’s just another man who uses violence to get what he wants.

When Evie convinces Alexei to teach her to fight, she must learn to trust her instincts, to trust him. If she doesn’t, her ex will shatter everything she holds dear, and she’ll risk losing Alexei forever…

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)

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This Week’s New Releases

 

Every Tuesday, I’ll be posting books that have been released in the last week, which have caught my eye.  Here are this week’s picks!

Have you read any of them yet? What did you think? Have I missed any absolute Must-Reads? Leave a comment to let me know!

 


Guy Hater by J. Sterling

(Read J. Sterling’s interview HERE!)

Frank Fisher is quiet, pensive, and sexy as hell. He’s also stuck in a loveless relationship, bound by a promise he made years ago. It’s one he intends to keep, no matter the cost.

The night Claudia walks into his bar, both his life and his perspective are forever changed. She’s feisty, strong, independent and everything he never knew he needed. She’s also everything he never knew he wanted, and now he’s torn.

Will Frank follow his heart, or will guilt and obligation continue to rule his life? Choices aren’t always easy, especially when you’re a man, and Frank’s indecision may cost him more than he’s willing to lose.

AMAZON: USA / UNITED KINGDOM / CANADA / AUSTRALIA

iBOOKS / B&N / KOBO


From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

It was like seeing a ghost.

When my late husband’s twin brother moves back to our small town, I want to avoid him. Everything about Wes reminds me of the man I lost and the life we’d planned together, and after eighteen long months struggling just to get out of bed, I’m finally doing okay. I have a new job, an amazing support group, and a beautiful five-year-old daughter to parent. I don’t want to go backward.

But I’m drawn to him, too. He understands my grief and anger and guilt like no one else—and I understand his. Before long, that understanding becomes desire, and that desire becomes uncontrollable.

He says he doesn’t care what people think, and love can never be wrong. But life has taught me its cruelest lesson–love doesn’t always win.

If only my heart would believe it.

Check it out here: Amazon / iBooks


Sure Thing by Jana Aston

A new STANDALONE romance from New York Times bestselling author Jana Aston

Do you have an identical twin sister?
No? It’s okay, most people don’t.

But if you did, would you switch places with her?
Of course you would – when you were five.
You might even do it again when you were fifteen.
But a twin switcheroo at twenty-six?

This won’t end well.
Couldn’t possibly.

Add in a sexy stranger – with an even sexier British accent – and things are about to get really complicated. Especially when I’m not the only one keeping secrets…

Check it out here: Amazon / iBooks


Unloved by Katy Regnery

My name is Cassidy Porter…

My father, Paul Isaac Porter, was convicted twenty years ago for the brutal murder of a dozen innocent girls.

Though I was only eight-years-old at the time, I am aware – every day of my life – that I am his child, his only son.

To protect the world from the poison in my veins, I live a quiet life, off the grid, away from humanity.

I promised myself, and my mother, not to infect innocent lives with the darkness that swirls within me, waiting to make itself known.

It’s a promise I would have kept…if Brynn Cadogan hadn’t stumbled into my life.

Now I exist between heaven and hell: falling for a woman who wants to love me, while all along reminding myself that I must remain…

Unloved.

Check it out here: Amazon / iBooks


Sweet Time by Nina Lane

A rock-hard bodyguard gets a sassy, sweet treat.

Stuck in a boring insurance job, vivacious Mia Donovan has spent the last few years searching for her life’s true path. She fills her time helping plan the wedding of her best friend to the CEO of the Sugar Rush Candy Company.

Mia has also been trying to attract the impossibly rigid Sugar Rush security chief Gavin Knight. But for well over a year, the unyielding Mr. Knight has ignored her, despite her short skirts, tight sweaters, and patently obvious flirting. And when he finally approaches her, it’s only to assess the wedding plans for potential security risks.

A former soldier, Gavin has intercepted hostile anonymous letters threatening the high-profile wedding. Determined to keep everyone safe, he’s forced to work with the maddeningly sexy Miss Donovan of the thousand-watt charm and irresistible body.

Irked by Gavin’s many months of disregard, Mia takes her teasing flirtations to a whole new level. But her coquettish ways are no match for the edgy, lust-fueled dominant he conceals behind his impassive exterior. And when Gavin exerts his full control, Mia discovers he can protect everything except her heart.

SWEET TIME is a sexy contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Nina Lane. It can be read as a standalone or enjoyed as part of the Sugar Rush series.

Check it out here: Amazon

This Week’s New Releases

 

Every Tuesday, I’ll be posting books that have been released in the last week, which have caught my eye.

This week, some of my all-time-favorite authors have releases!

Here are this week’s picks!

(Have you read any of them yet? What did you think? Have I missed any absolute Must-Reads? Leave a comment to let me know!)



 

 

 

Scroll down for details on each book!


Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

“Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.”

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

Poignant and powerful, Without Merit explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love and truth.

Check it out here: Amazon, iBooks


The Beaumont Series Boxed Set by Heidi McLaughlin

FOREVER MY GIRL, a novel about Rock star Liam Page who, through tragic circumstances, is given a second chance at righting the wrongs he made when he left the one who owned his heart. A story of redemption, forgiveness, and never forgetting your one true love.

ONE NIGHT WITH HARRISON, a novella that introduces us to a young Harrison James and what happens when a meet and greet with some fans turns into something far bigger than he ever anticipated

MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER, a novel that finds two families torn apart for different reasons, one is dealing with heartache and loss, the other is trying to find acceptance. Join them in this story as they come together against all the odds to find the happiness they deserve.

FINDING MY FOREVER, a novel, which tells the true meaning of love. Sacrifice, trust, devotion and taking chances all play keys roles in this story of how two people come together while dealing with a threat that could ruin their lives forever.

Check it out here: Amazon


Breaking Hollywood by Samantha Towle

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. I wasn’t supposed to be boyfriendless, homeless, and jobless at twenty-eight. And I most definitely wasn’t supposed to hit Hollywood’s resident bad boy Gabriel Evans with my car and break his foot.

Now, my guilt and homelessness have me living in his apartment, taking care of him, while he’s incapacitated.

Living with the hottest guy in Hollywood, who I’ve had a crush on forever, doesn’t sound like a chore, right?

Wrong.

Gabriel Evans is a crude, rude asshole who drinks way too much and smokes like a chimney.

The sooner I get a new place to live and when Gabriel’s foot is healed, I’m out of here.

So, why do I keep forgetting to check the classifieds? And why do I keep getting flustered when I see him shirtless?

Breaking Hollywood wasn’t part of the plan. But neither is falling in love with him.

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)


Show Me the Way by A.L. Jackson

Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.

The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.

Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.

She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.

When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.

She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.

Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.

One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.

But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.

Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)


The Ghost Writer by Alessandra Torre

I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me.

My name is Helena Ross. I’ve written fifteen romance novels, ten of which have become international bestsellers. But this one isn’t a romance, no Happily Ever After in place. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world.

This final book?

It’s my confession.

Check it out here: Amazon, iBooks


Hideaway by Penelope Douglas

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Buried in the shadows of the city, there’s a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark, it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery.

But you think it’s true, don’t you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don’t you?

You and your friends can try to scare me. You can try to push me. Because even though I struggle to hide everything I feel when you look at me–and have ever since I was a girl–I think maybe what you seek is so much closer than you’ll ever realize.

I will never betray him.

So sit tight.

On Devil’s Night, the hunt will be coming to you.

KAI

You have no idea what I seek, Little One. You don’t know what I had to become to survive three years in prison for a crime I would gladly commit again.

No one can know what I’ve turned into.

I want that hotel, I want to find him, and I want this over.

I want my life back.

But the more I’m around you, the more I realize this new me is exactly who I was meant to be.

So come on, kid. Don’t chicken out. My house is on the hill. So many ways in, and good luck finding your way out.

I’ve seen your hideaway. Time to see mine.

*Hideaway is a romantic suspense suitable for ages 18+. While the romance is a stand-alone, the plot is a continuation of events that began in CORRUPT (Devil’s Night, #1). It is strongly recommended that you have read Corrupt prior to reading this.

Check it out here: Amazon


Bad Reputation by Nicole Edwards

Meet the most wanted players in sports . . . one ridiculously hot alpha male at a time.

Chase: With a nickname like “Sin,” it’s no wonder they call me the bad boy of hockey. Opponents curse me. Fans scream my name—in the arena and in other, much more private places. Penalties or not, I’m not afraid to dish out a little pain. But pleasure? That’s my weakness. And no one knows it better than my best friend, Cassie Desrosiers. I’d have to be blind not to notice her rocking body and teasing grin. So when she invites me along on a trip to Vegas, my curiosity isn’t the only thing that’s aroused.

Cassie: Chase Barrett is a world-class A-hole. As his best friend, I’m allowed to call him on his BS. Who else is going to do it? Certainly not the puck bunnies swooning at every flex of his biceps. Everyone knows that Chase is the love-’em-and-leave-’em type. There’s no such thing as commitment for the king of casual hookups. So why should I care? Maybe because all work and no play makes me a sexually frustrated girl. It’s time to put the hockey stud at my beck and call to good use . . . but after a week in Vegas with Chase, I might never want to go back to the real world.

Check it out here: Amazon, iBooks


Tell Me by Abigail Strom

Shy bookstore owner Jane Finch grew up hiding in the margins of her own life while her vibrant, adventure-loving sister, Samantha, dominated every plotline. She’s made peace with it, unlike Sam’s business partner, Caleb, who’s always nudging Jane to go after what she really wants. Why should she care what blunt, brash Caleb thinks? They’ve never had much in common, except for Sam.

After tragedy strikes, they don’t even have that.

Caleb can’t quite remember when Sam’s little sister stopped being like a surrogate sibling to him and became just…Jane. She’s the most intriguing woman he’s ever met, and so much sexier and stronger than she thinks. On the emotional journey to honor Sam’s memory, the spark they’ve tried to deny becomes an inferno. This journey was meant to be an ending, but will they discover an unexpected new beginning?

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)


Logan by Jay McLean

As a kid, Logan Preston was a brat.
Through his teens, he became the bad boy.
Now, at nineteen, no one knows what the hell to expect.

High school dropout, Logan Preston is a
good-for-nothing stoner.
A black sheep.
A disappointment.
The worst Preston Punk of the lot.
At least that’s how everyone in his small town
makes him feel.
But Logan Preston has secrets.
Secrets so dark and so deep below the surface that the only way he can fight them is to stay high, high, high.
He wears cockiness as a mask.
Arrogance as his armor.
Until one girl, one night, asks one life-changing question:
What’s beneath the bravado, Logan Preston?

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)


Trouble Maker by Deborah Bladon

Adley York is everything I want in a best friend.

She’s honest, kind and speaks her mind. The fact that she doesn’t care that I’m hot as hell and rich as sin makes her the perfect person to hang out with.

I’m the first to admit my mind wanders to other places when I’m with her. Who can blame me? It’s not just the fact that Adley is gorgeous. She’s also smart as a whip and the most fearless person I’ve ever known.

She’s completely off limits though.

When I challenge her to a game of Truth or Dare, I vow to myself to keep it clean.

That crashes and burns the instant she asks me about my first time.

We cross a line we swore we never would, but I want even more.

She says I’m trouble. She’s right.

I didn’t get where I am in life by following every damn rule. I go after what I want, and the beautiful blonde who claims she still wants to be just friends is the only woman I think about.

I dare Adley to not fall in love with me because the truth is that I’m falling in love with her.

Check it out here: Amazon, iBooks


Black Belt in Love by Winter Travers

Kennedy

Kennedy Kramer has lived the dream. It just wasn’t her dream. Yearning to build a life of her own, free of her overbearing parents, she opens Zen yoga studio. To appease her distressed parents and get them off her back, she needs to convince them she’s living the life they want for her.
She somehow finds herself entangled with Dante Craig and Operation: Decoy.

Dante

Dante Craig doesn’t want for much. As long as he has his friends and can do karate whenever he wants, he’s good to go. With nothing holding him back or tying him down, Dante latches onto Karlton’s harebrained scheme to be Kennedy’s Decoy. But it turns into something neither of them saw coming. Her ass in those yoga pants only helps cement the concept of making the temporary decoy position a permanent one.

Kennedy might have a decoy, but Dante is the one with the secret. When light is shined onto the truth, will they earn a black belt in love or end up with broken hearts?

Check it out here: Amazon, iBooks


Racer by Katy Evans

A bad boy with something to prove.
A woman with a mission.
The race of their lives.
The love of a lifetime.

I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.

He’s the fastest, fiercest driver around.

Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep…but his smile sends me to my knees.

The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He’s secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss…

This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I’m supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn’t get into trouble. But it’s an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation…or your curse.

He says he wants me. He says I’m the One. But he also thinks he’ll break my heart, one piece at a time until it’s gone.

Check it out here: Amazon, iBooks

This Week’s New Releases

 

Every Tuesday, I’ll be posting books that have been released in the last week, which have caught my eye.  Here are this week’s picks!

Have you read any of them yet? What did you think? Have I missed any absolute Must-Reads? Leave a comment to let me know!


Mr. Right Now is planning on forever…
Gigi Duval doesn’t do relationships, especially with her heart and career on the line. She values two things—her image and a good time in the bedroom. Watching men lie and cheat her whole life hardened her against “happily ever after”. When she interviews with Roman Bishop, the sexy co-owner of Ink Spinners Tattoo, she begins to wonder if he might be more than a casual fling. Only one thing is certain: Roman is off limits. Gigi can’t possibly add her best friend’s brother to her little pink book. Or can she?

Check it out here: Amazon


Leaving Belmont Clarkson is the hardest thing Sage Alexander has ever done. From the moment they met, she knew Belmont was the one, and getting up close and personal with him on his family’s epic road trip has taken her desire to a new, even hotter level. But there’s no way she can go there—not without revealing secrets that could devastate them both.

Losing Sage is not an option. Belmont’s heart is hers, has always been hers. He knows she’s hiding something from him, but nothing will stand in his way of telling her just how much she means to him. Finding her is easy—saving her from her past could cost him everything.

Check it out here: Amazon, iBooks


He’s not a douchebag; but that doesn’t stop his friends from turning him into one.

MY FRIENDS WANT ME TO GET LAID.

So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus, in bold printed letters:

Are you the lucky lady who’s going to break our roommate’s cherry?
Him: socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: must have a pulse. He will reciprakate with oral. Text him at: 555-254-5551

The morons can’t even spell. And the texts I’ve been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I’m not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one.

THIS ISN’T THE KIND OF ATTENTION I WANT.

One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can’t bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white.

However, after seeing her in person, I know she’s not the girl for me. But my friends won’t let up–they just don’t get it. Douchebags or not, there’s one thing they’ll never understand: GIRLS DON’T WANT ME.

Especially her.

Check it out here: Amazon, iBooks


He puts the Bad in bad boy.

She puts the Sweet in sweetheart.

When a hired gun burns out from the life he’s been living, he returns to the small country town where rumors run rampant and everyone goes to church on Sunday.

With sins and secrets trailing Jason Koster home, he is searching for redemption in hopes of living a life less complicated. He didn’t expect to find the only girl he ever loved now a recently single woman running her family farm.

Delilah Noelle never needed much, but she wanted Jason Koster—one time love of her life. When misunderstandings tear the former beauty queen and quarterback apart, can a second chance heal their broken hearts?

Will the years and circumstances that have passed be too much to bridge the distance to a future together?

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)


Everyone thinks Jon is in love with India and India is in love with Jon — everyone except Jon and India.

They don’t want something as crass as sex to mess up their beautiful relationship as co-owners of a tech business that’s on its way to the Forbes 1,000. When India’s best friend matches them both with someone chosen using her new dating app, everything changes and they must come to terms with the truth about sex, love and business partnerships.

WIll their beautiful relationship survive?

Check it out here: Amazon, iBooks


Fawn Reed has kissed one too many toads and has finally decided that Prince Charming doesn’t exist. After countless mishaps, mistakes, and unmitigated disasters on the dating scene, she’s decided to give up and move on with her life…solo.

Everything changes, however, after Fawn runs into Levi Fremont, a homicide detective new to New York City.

Dedication to the job has rendered Levi’s love life nonexistent—until he moves in next door to the free-spirited Fawn. After a series of comedic run-ins push them together, will they finally give in to the inevitable and realize—maybe—they are perfect for each other?

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)


Joshua Dawson is my best friend’s ex-boyfriend. That alone should be reason enough for me to keep my distance. Add in that he’s a well-mannered, loyal, hardworking artist and I should be running in the other direction. He’s damn near perfect, and I prefer my men hard to love and easy to leave. Josh’s only flaw is he wants forever, and for the first time I might want the same. But loving someone doesn’t mean you deserve them. He’s all I want and everything I can’t have.

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)


They call him The Mute for a reason. Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks. When he does, it’s with disdain. When he does, his words aren’t meant for me. When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis. He is thirty-three. I am eighteen. He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner. I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter. He’s emotionally unavailable. And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him. Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul. And yet, I can’t stay away. A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them. And oh, what beautiful chaos it will be.

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)


Cassie Armstrong is beautiful, creative and one of the most free-spirited people you’d ever meet. With dreams of becoming an internationally known fashion designer, Cassie is able to see the beauty in everything and everyone but herself. Her fiancé, Quentin Simpson, takes full advantage of her insecurities and further builds upon them.

Matteo Tate has been a fighter all of his life. A protector all of his life. When he meets Cassie, the warrior instinct that he was born with goes into overdrive. He realizes with time that Cassie is a princess who is unaware of her need to be saved. Matteo is stuck with two choices – remove himself from her life to avoid watching her spiral out of control, or risk hurting his own heart to save hers.

Two men. Two vastly different displays of love. One of which isn’t love at all. But which one? Cassie is unsure. All she can do is pray that she chooses correctly because both her heart and her life will depend on it.

Check it out here: Amazon (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)

 

It’s Everywhere! Please, Tell Me I Made the Right Choice!

I’m so excited to announce that for the first time in YEARS, The Fine Line is available–wait for it–EVERYWHERE!

(Sorry for the shouty-caps. I’m not yelling. Just excited!)

It has officially been removed from Kindle Unlimited (KU).  And not only that, but ALL of my books have been pulled from KU and have been distributed to all other retailers.

This is the first time EVER that The Fragile Line series has been available anywhere other than Amazon!

It was a tough decision to pull my books from KU, but I’m confident that it was the right one. At least, I’m hoping it was! If you’d like to know what pushed me to branch out, read more HERE.

And by the way, if you’ve already borrowed one of my books from KU but haven’t read it yet, don’t worry! You can still read it until it’s finished, returned, or your KU subscription expires.

Scroll down to learn more about The Fine Line and The Fragile Line Series!

So, tell me. Do you think I made the right choice by making my books available everywhere?  Comment below to let me know!

Love,  Alicia


The Fine Line

When Liv meets street racer Logan Tanner, the notorious bad boy slips past all her defenses and lures her into a world where love is messy, emotional, dangerous–and worth fighting for.
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“Swoon. I freaking loved this book! This is the debut novel for Alicia Kobishop and I’m typing this as fast as I can so I can start on the next! Seriously, go read this book!”~Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

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The only way to have her heart’s desire is to risk losing it all.
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“This is one series that you will definitely love! The heartaches, the hope, the lessons, the forgiveness, and the love, are amazing!!! You will fall in love with Matt, you will cry with Chloe, and you will surely smile and swoon with the two.” ~Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

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Last Chance to Read The Fine Line with Kindle Unlimited!

It’ll be pulled from KU next week!

After years of being exclusive with Amazon (and part of the Kindle Unlimited Program), I’ve decided to begin the process of branching out.

If you’re wondering why,  there are some great articles written by my fellow authors that explain more:

Krista Lakes blogs HERE about KDP Select’s pay decreases.

David Gaughran blogs HERE about how scammers are breaking the Kindle Store.

Derek Murphy blogs HERE about KU’s page flip problem. (Note: Amazon denies that it’s an issue)

There is no doubt that Kindle Unlimited is a fantastic program for readers on a budget, and authors who are looking for discoverability.

Yet, after surveying my reader’s group, Kobishop Korner Cafe, I’ve learned that most (if not all) of my loyal readers do not even belong to the program. This pushed me to act on what I had been thinking about for months…Leaving KU.

You spoke. I listened.

You are important to me. Everyone who wants to read my books should have access to them. That means making them available everywhere, not just on Amazon.

Between the pay decreases, scamming problem, page-flip problem, and exclusivity requirement, I’ve decided to pull my books from the program, (at least for now while I test how they do in other markets) starting with The Fine Line.

To my Kindle Unlimited readers, I am so sorry! My books will still be available on Amazon, but moving forward, they will also be on iBooks, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and more.

I hope you understand! And if you’d like to see more of your favorite authors in the KU program, let Amazon know how you feel about their policies!

Please feel free to reply to comment below if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Alicia

P.S. If you do your reading through the Kindle Unlimited program, please know that The Fine Line will be available on KU until next week! If you like romance with a combo of action, drama, passion, and angst, you’ll really enjoy it!

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End of Summer News + Incredible Book-lover Giveaways!

The summer is coming to a close!

My kiddos go back to school this week and I’ll be back to writing. To be honest, I’m torn between feeling excited about getting back into a writing routine, and missing my kids while they’re at school!

We’ve done a lot this summer, including water park & beach trips, campfires & smores, picnics & park visits, fairs & festivals, and more (see below for pics from our eclipse trip!)

What was the highlight of your summer? Are there any books that you’ve read recently that you can’t stop thinking about? Leave a comment to let me know!

And if you’re looking for something sexy, fun, heartbreaking, heart-mending, and sweet, I invite you to give The Fine Line, or The Fragile Line Series a try (if you haven’t already)!

Until next time,
Alicia

PS, Keep scrolling for the giveaways!

The highlight of the summer was hands down the 2017 Great American Eclipse. My (science-loving) son had been talking about this for 2 years, ever since reading about it in one of his science books. So glad he was able to experience it!

We traveled to the St. Louis, Missouri area for the eclipse trip…about a 6-hour drive from Milwaukee. It was just going to be me and the kids, but I was delighted when my mom asked to join us. We had a great time!


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When love is on the line, would you slam on the brakes? Or put pedal to metal?

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Join Me and 30+ Authors at the Brew City Book Signing in my hometown of Milwaukee, WI on October 7th. I hope to see you there!

Have You Heard? The Series is Now Complete!

THE FRAGILE LINE: PART THREE
IS AVAILABLE NOW!!!

Please note!  The Fine Line, and The Fragile Line series will be getting a cover overhaul soon!  If you’d like to make sure you get a book with the current cover, now’s the time!  The current covers won’t be available much longer!

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 “When love is real, you stop being selfish.”

When Logan spoke those words to Chloe months ago, she didn’t understand them. But she gets it now.  She’s in love with Matt and will do anything to make sure he has the life he deserves.  After making one of the hardest decisions of her life, Chloe tries to start fresh.  She wants to be the person that Matt needs but she’s got a long way to go.  Change is never easy.

Matt knows the facts when it comes to his relationship with Chloe.  The timing sucks.  It’s all moving way too fast.  And they’re not ready for it.  But he loves her like crazy anyway.

If Chloe and Matt have learned anything from their pasts, it’s that love isn’t always enough to hold a relationship together.  Will the love they have for each other be strong enough to last?

*It is necessary to read The Fragile Line: Parts One and Two before starting Part Three of this invigorating, three-part, New-Adult Romance series.

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Author Note: 
The Fragile Line: Part Three has been re-edited as of December 21, 2016, by Eda Price Editing.  This is a newly enhanced, revised version.



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Today is the day! The Fragile Line, Part One is available NOW!  I can’t wait for you to get to know Chloe and Matt…I had so much fun writing them!  Below is a little teaser from Chloe, and keep scrolling down to hear from Matt.  Yep, this book is told from both of their POV’s!  (Then, keep on a-scrollin’ for the giveaway).


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Synopsis

Recommended for ages 18+ due to strong language and sexual content.

Chloe McCarthy thought she had found the perfect guy.  Someone just as detached as she was when it came to love and commitment.  Someone who never pressured her for more than just sex.  But when she gets a little too comfortable with their arrangement, and he rejects her for someone else, it triggers heartbreaking memories that leave her questioning her resolve for a commitment-free life.  In a moment of self-pity, she calls on the one person who she knows will make her smile.

Matt Langston lives a drama-free life, and he wants to keep it that way.  Chloe McCarthy?   All drama.  Which is why he needs to stay away from her.  A mechanic by day and bouncer by night, he tries to focus on work, but the more he tries, the more she creeps into his thoughts and his dreams, until he realizes that he needs to get her out of his system once and for all.

The Fragile Line is a spin-off to The Fine Line, told in an addicting three-part romance novella series, with each part building on the last.  The series may be read alone, however, reading The Fine Line first will provide a further introduction to the characters which may enhance the overall reading experience.

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Excerpt from Chapter Six:

“Is it everything you hoped it would be?”  Chloe asked, as I took a bite of the most delicious bread I have ever tasted.

This bread was so good that the garlicy, buttery, orgasmic masterpiece of flavor in my mouth forced a long moan out of my throat.  “Oh, yeah.”  I mumbled with the bread still in my cheek.  “This is fucking incredible.”

The dark wooden table of our window booth was dimly lit by an overhanging lamp with a red shade.  For a small restaurant, Ricci’s had an inviting, casual atmosphere complete with old-time Italian music.  At this time of night, there were only a few other diners scattered about.  I would imagine the place would be closing up soon for the evening.

She leaned in and whispered, “What if I told you I know how to make it?”

That caught my attention…enough to stop chewing.  “Don’t tease me, woman.”

She leaned back and huffed in exasperation. “God, why are you so macho?  The name’s Chloe.  CH-L-O-EEE.”

I chuckled.  “If you say so.  I’ve gotta hear this.  How do you know how to make the bread?”

“I dated one of the cooks when I worked here.” She shrugged and took a bite of bread.

Should’ve known that.  But really?  Was that all she was going to give me?  “And…did the recipe just osmose from his brain to yours on a date?”

She gave me the stink eye.  “I told him I’d only go out with him if he gave me the recipe.  So he did.  And we went on a date.  And that was it.”

“Lemme guess.  He wasn’t your type.”

She shook her head.  “I don’t really have a type.  I like variety.”

I nodded with raised brows, keeping my mouth shut about the fact that she just fed into her promiscuous reputation.  Was she doing it on purpose?  Did she actually want people to think she was easy?  She seemed okay tonight.  Why did part of me want to believe her rep was BS?

“What about you?” she asked.  “How come I never see you with any girls?”

“I could ask you the same thing.  Why no steady boyfriend?  You’re sexy as hell.  If you dropped the bitch act, you could easily land some dude if you wanted to.”

There went my word vomit.  So much for keeping my mouth shut.  Luckily, she didn’t seem offended this time.

Instead, she forced out a humorless laugh. “Yeah, just not the one I want.”

I cocked a brow.

She rolled her eyes and took a sip of her lemonade.

“Maybe it’s not an act,” she continued.

I nodded in thought.  “Or, maybe it is.  You seem pretty cool now.  Not clingy or—” What’s a nice way to say ‘easy’? “—overly accessible.  It’s a nice change.  You should do it more often.”

Her face scrunched up.  “Maybe I just don’t like you.”

“Or.  Maybe you like me more than you think.”  I winked.

The waiter came with our plates, a Sirloin Marsala for me and a spaghetti with meatballs for her.  After grating Parmesan cheese over her plate, he asked the typical waiter question, “Is there anything else I can get for you two?”

I answered instantly, “More bread.”

The kid, who must’ve been fifteen or sixteen, eyed our full basket of bread, then looked back at me with a quizzical look on his face which kind of pissed me off.  I mean, I would’ve eaten it all up already if he wouldn’t have been so quick with our meals.  And I wanted leftovers.

“Please,” I said calmly.

“O…kay?  I’ll be back with that in a minute.”

Dipshit.

The steak was even better than the bread.  It literally melted in my mouth.  Chloe laughed when I moaned again at the taste, and I smiled, knowing that my mission for the night had just been accomplished.

We savored our meals quietly for a few minutes before she broke the silence, continuing our conversation.  “Maybe I’m not interested in anything serious with anyone.  Maybe taking what I want and being…less than nice…is the best way to make sure they don’t get all googly with me.”

“What the hell does ‘googly’ mean?”

“Come on, you know.”

I shook my head no.

“It’s the lovey-dovey look in someone’s eyes.  Whether it’s a boy or girl, man or woman, we all do it.  It’s the way someone looks at you when they want you to think they’re falling for you.  They look at you with ‘googly-eyes.’”

“Ha!  You seem like an expert.  Maybe your nickname should be ‘heartbreaker.’”

“Yeah, right.  I’ve only gotten that look from one person.  And I’m not the one who did the heart breaking in that situation.”

I nodded in understanding.  It couldn’t have been Logan.  He’s never felt that way about her.  My curiosity piqued.  “First love?”

“Yeah, I guess you could say that.”

She continued stuffing spaghetti into her face as if this conversation were over.  I cleared my throat to get her attention.  It worked because she looked up from her plate with a WTF look.  “Go on, Pink, spill it.  You know you want to.”

She laughed again.  Just a small one, but a laugh nonetheless.  It took her another moment before she finally started to talk.

The Fine Line – Confine Tra Amore e Amicizia

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Now Available in Italian!  Thank you so much to my translator, Erika Arcoleo, for making this possible!

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Quando Liv Evans,  una ragazza  con la fobia per le relazioni, con una storia segnata dall’abbandono di tutti quelli che la amano, crea un legame con Logan Tanner, un gareggiatore clandestino che è stato tradito da qualcuno di inaspettato, tutte le sue paure sull’amore e la perdita, tornano in superficie. 

La liceale, Liv Evans, segue una sola regola: Niente legami.  Ha perso così tanto nella sua vita ed è determinata a non voler commettere lo stesso errore di sempre, perdere chiunque lei ami.  I ragazzi sono solo una distrazione piacevole, e una relazione stabile è qualcosa che vorrebbe definitivamente evitare.  Ma la sua determinazione nel vivere un futuro lontano dal dolore viene messa alla prova quando incontra–e crea velocemente un inaspettato legame–con Logan Tanner. 

Logan è sempre stato uno spirito libero, ma da quando un grande cambiamento nella sua vita ha avuto luogo, lasciandolo dubitare dell’integrità delle persone che lo circondano, ha portato quello stato a un nuovo livello.  Imparando nel modo peggiore che la vita è troppo breve per le preoccupazioni–e che non ci si può fidare delle donne–Logan ha scambiato le gare clandestine per un lavoro stabile. Quando Liv entra nel suo mondo, tutto quello che credeva di sapere sulle donne e sulla vita cambia.

In The Fine Line, Liv e Logan scopriranno se è possivile per il vero amore avere un futuro o se la storia è destinata a ripetersi.

“Liv, svegliati,” Logan sussurrò
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