Great Getaway with DIRTY SECRET by Emma Hart






Conner Burke never expected Sofie Callahan to come back.

Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B is home on a tour break.

Sofie Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her home town. But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left.

Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain:

Sofie’s daughter will change everything.



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That kid that could be mine.

I get up and let the empty bottle drop to the floor. The woods are eerily quiet, as if it can sense my anger. As if it knows the bitterness that lingers in my veins, as if it knows the burn of not knowing anything.

Like the woods, I’m left in the dark. Completely.

Branches and twigs crunch under my feet as I increase my pace to a gentle jog. And again, to a slow run. Then to a sprint.

The need to know increases with every footstep, as evenly paced as the ticking of the clock. It doesn’t matter that I’ve probably drunk too much beer to be here or that we’ve only been back for a matter of days.

I can’t be in this shithole full of memories without knowing. I can’t move on until I know. I can’t forgive her for a single fucking thing until I know—and even then, maybe I won’t be able to.

Maybe she’s unforgivable.

Instead of knocking on the back door like I did yesterday, I round the side of the house to the front door. The front room light glows softly through the curtains, but the rest of the house is dark.

My chest heaves with the exertion of my run here and I grab the doorframe to balance myself. I’m definitely too fucking drunk for this conversation, but what the hell.

I bang on the door, once, twice, again and again and again. “Sofie! Open the fuckin’ door!”

“Shut up!” she hisses, yanking it open. “The hell’re you doing here?”

I smirk, leaning against the wall. “Shouldn’t I be askin’ you that, princess?”

“Are you drunk?” Her voice rises a little at the end, and her eyes widen.

Those eyes. Fuck, those baby blues that have always undone me.

“Drunk? No. If I was drunk I’d be sitting at home like a miserable bastard and not here facing the cause of my misery.”

“You’re being an asshole. I don’t have to listen to this.”

She pushes on the door, but I wedge my foot in front of it. I let go of the wall and grab the edge of the door.

“Actually, you do.”

She can’t overpower me, and she knows it, because she lets up and the door swings open. “Why are you here, Conner?”

“You have a kid.”

She smacks her lips together. “Yep.”

“When? When did you have her?”

Sofie takes a deep breath in and presses her hands to her stomach. They’re shaking, even as she links her fingers to hide it. I can see that fucking tremble.

She whispers something but I’m too pre-occupied by her hands to hear it.


“August last year,” she repeats, still a whisper.

August. Last year. My stomach clenches as I meet her eyes. “When? When in fuckin’ August, Sofie?”

“August fifteenth.” Her voice hitches halfway through the ‘fifteenth.’

Almost seven months to the day she walked out on me and the rest of Shelton Bay.

Adrenaline hums through my body, and I stare at her. At the tears building in her eyes, the quiver of her lips, the bob of her throat as she swallows harshly.

It’s no different from the burn in my chest, the twisting of my stomach.

“Is she mine?”

She shudders and a tear drips from her eye.

“Sofie. Is. She. Mine?!”



I was looking forward to reading Dirty Secret, the first in the Burke Brothers series. Hot rocker, second chance love.

Connor made for some hot reading. Sophie grew on me the more I read. Overall, Dirty Secret was a fun, sexy story. I’m looking forward to reading more about the remaining Burke brothers.






Author PhotoBy day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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This event will run from November 1-December 31.
This week we’re featuring:
Steph Campbell
Magan Vernon

 GROUNDING QUINN by Steph Campbell
Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Eighteen-year-old Quinn MacPherson’s biggest fear has always been turning out like her mentally unstable mother. (Solving algebraic equations comes in as a close second.) That is, until she meets Benjamin Shaw. Quinn thinks hooking up with Ben over summer vacation will be nothing more than a quick fling. She can’t even commit to a nail polish choice, much less some guy. Unfortunately for her, Ben is not just some guy. Ben gets her- the real her, flaws and all- and that scares the hell out of her. When Ben does the unthinkable- tells Quinn he’s in love with her- she does what comes naturally. She pushes him away. Ben can only watch from a distance as Quinn lashes out, and punishes him for daring to care about her. But how far can you push someone, even someone that loves you, before they are gone for good?

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New Adult Contemporary Romance

Monica Remy doesn’t make exceptions.
The fiery nineteen-year-old transferred to Central College to escape her problems, blend into the crowd and forget the past. But escape becomes almost impossible when she attracts the attention of her new and undeniably sexy neighbor: Trey Chapman, the governor’s son.
Despite his vivid green eyes, adorable freckles, and athletic body, Trey is everything that Monica despises – haughty, conservative, bossy. And able to get under her skin in a way no other man ever could.
A class project forces the unlikely pair together, their chemistry building with each heated debate. But when the ghosts of Monica’s past come back to haunt her, both their beliefs will be tested, and both will be forced to see the world in a new light.
Their differences threaten to tear them apart, unless they can make one another their only exception.
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Cover Reveal – FOR VALENTINE’S by Kat and Stone Bastion

I am so excited for today’s cover reveal!! Today we’re revealing the cover to For Valentine’s by Kat and Stone Bastion. This is the nightcap novella to The No Weddings Series. And we have an exclusive excerpt!! Make sure to enter Kat and Stone’s fantastic giveaway!


Title: For Valentine’s

Author: Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion

Series: No Weddings Series

Release Day: January 5th

Genre: Contemporary romance


Exclusive Excerpt:

The silence between us, right as it felt, was thick with emotion. I smiled and kissed the top of her head. “You like the place?”

Her voice came out just above a whisper. “I love it.”

She turned in my arms. “It’s a little bigger than a hot dog stand.”

I tried not to laugh. “That it is, Maestro. But wine and desserts suit you better.”

With a quick glance at the stone buildings, her expression fell. “I didn’t imagine we’d be taking over a business. Somehow I thought we’d build one of our own.”

“We will make this our own. But it’s only our first venture. We’ve got the rest of our lives to create whatever we want.”

Her eyes softened as her gaze fell to my lips. “I like that thought.”

Pulling her closer, I smirked. “What thought is that? Your hungry expression makes me think work is the last thing on your mind.” The deep pink blush on her cheeks gave away just how naughty her thoughts had gone. “Really? We’re talking about business and in two seconds flat you want to jump me?”

She broke away with a gentle shove to my chest. “It’s your fault. Your touching me does it.”

I held my hands up, doing my best to impersonate innocence. “I did nothing. But just so we’re clear: For us to work together, there’s a hands-off policy?”

Her mouth broke into a wide grin. Then her teeth tugged on that sexy lower lip of hers as she took a few steps backward. “I’m not making any rules. You’ll only break them.”

True. I tilted my head down, gaze never leaving hers, and stalked forward, matching her slow retreat step for step. Then my attention scanned downward. “What are those things over your legs? You’ve never worn them before. Not sure I approve.” They hid all her tempting olive skin from me.

She clutched her purple scarf and the lapels of her knee-length black coat as she opened her arms wide. “They’re knit tights. To keep my legs warm. There are other things in this world meant to go under my skirts besides petticoats.”

“Inconceivable.” I smirked. “But now all I can think about is what’s under those knit tights.”

She stretched her arms behind her, which pulled the material of her dress taut over her breasts. Her nipples had hardened. A fact my eyes caught even in the dim light—a Cade Michaelson superpower.

I heaved in a breath. “I am meant to go under your skirt. The most important thing.”

Mischief glittered in her eyes a split second before she made a run for it in the opposite direction. I let her think she could escape, but her feeble attempt at speed gave her away. She wanted to get caught.

After an easy jog, I captured her with a gentle colliding hug, swept her into my arms, and backed her into the stone railing, sitting her on its wide surface. Her soft laughter rang out as I nudged her legs open and stepped between them.

Heart racing from more than the chase, I bent down and ran my lips a hairsbreadth from her neck beginning at her collarbone and ending just below her ear with a slow exhale. She shivered and wrapped her arms around my shoulders.

I nipped her earlobe with my teeth, growling low. “The things I am going to do to you under that skirt. Filthy-as-fuck things that will have you begging for more.”

Her voice was a breathless whisper. “Oh, like what?”

“You know I don’t give itineraries.” I slid my hands up under the soft fabric of her short dress. The waistband of the tights gave way to my exploration.

The moment my fingers slid along warm skin she gasped and gripped my biceps. “Your hands are freezing.”

“I’m pretty sure they won’t be much longer.” When I skimmed lower, I blinked and pulled back. “You’re not wearing a thong.”

She gave me a slow headshake. “I usually go commando with tights.”

“Fuck. I’m liking tights more and more.” I gripped the sexy globes of her ass, and she groaned, leaning toward me.

She let out a measured breath. “We can’t have sex right here.”

“Oh, we can. It’s entirely possible and definitely feasible.” I’d completely blocked her with my body. Would it be risky in this very public place? Yeah. Would it be asinine to do it, knowing we sought to run a potential business here? Absolutely.

About For Valentine’s:

This steamy nightcap novella, the fifth book in the No Weddings Series, takes us on a post-happily-ever-after adventure as Cade attempts to rewrite Valentine’s Day with his new wife, Hannah.

Wedded bliss. After everything Hannah and I have been through, we finally have it. Yet dark dreams from my troubled past continue to escalate as we approach Valentine’s Day.

Determined to fill our present with great memories that overtake all others, I plan a trip to New York—down to every scheduled detail. Yeah, there will even be a musical.

But Mother Nature has a few tricks up her sleeve. And the universe keeps throwing us curveballs…


Scorching (explicit) sex scenes.

Fire extinguisher highly recommended.

For Valentine’s: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks


Series Reading Order:
No Weddings: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

One Funeral: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

Two Bar Mitzvahs: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

Three Christmases: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks
About the Author:

Shoe and Boot PhotoAward-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.

A few factoids about the writing team…

Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.

Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.

Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.

Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.

Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at, website at, and their Twitter accounts at and for more information.

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Release Day – LIVING A BEAUTIFUL WAR by Debra Kayn

Title: Living A Beautiful War
Series: Bantorus MC #8
Author: Debra Kayn
Publish Date: December 3, 2014
Wild women, good times, and easy rides allow Ink to hide the emotional ties he has with Lilly, the daughter of the president of Bantorus Motorcycle Club. With two warnings to stay away from Lilly on his record, his addiction swings wildly out of control and he can no longer bury the past. Either he’s going to lose his club or Lilly will break up her family, and that will destroy them both.
Lilly’s forbidden love for Ink has survived her childhood straight to adulthood. The more she fights for both of them, the closer she comes to finding out what is keeping Ink from claiming her. This time, she wonders if it wouldn’t be best to point her boots toward Pitnam and live the rest of her life knowing she’ll never have the one man she loves.
With Silver Girls under Lilly’s management, the Moroad MC taking favors from Bantorus, and the militia’s orders skyrocketing, Ink’s time is running out. He’s living a beautiful war full of addictions, rules, and heartbreak, and the only one who can save him is Lilly.
—Each Bantorus MC novel features a new couple with their own happily ever after—

Ink closed the door and kept his distance. Her lungs compressed, making breathing difficult. She sucked in air. She’d already ripped out her heart and laid it at his feet, offering to give up everything to be with him.

He’d pushed her away.

She’d learned her lesson.

He continued to look at her without saying a word. She left the security of the wall and walked. Six feet away from him, he hooked his fingers under her belt and whirled her around until she caught herself against his chest.

A broad, solid chest.

A warm, tatted chest.

A chest holding a wildly beating heart that pulsed against the palms of her hands.

“No,” she whispered, unsure if the words made it past her lips.

His pained gaze called to her. “Need you.”

“You can’t,” she said, growing stronger.

If he couldn’t save himself, she’d protect him. He was strong, too strong, and because of that strength, he had no idea what was bad for him.

The club wouldn’t allow him to make another mistake or they’d strip him of his patches, and he’d be gone. She had to make sure he stayed away from her to keep him in her life.

“It’s my risk,” he whispered. “Give me a little, Ace. You’re killing me.”

The nickname he only used when alone with her tipped her off balance. He’d called her Ace since she was fourteen and had slipped him two cards during a poker game. Nobody had caught her, and he’d won a lot of money from the other bikers. The shared smile he gave her after the game thrilled her. The secret they held was not the last one they’d keep.

He leaned down, lowering his chin. Even with her high-heeled boots on, she stretched to her toes to get closer. She moistened her lips, caught between running away and throwing her arms around him.

“Stop thinking shit.” His husky, low voice soothed her. “We’ve never been able to fight this.”

Top Selling Romance Author, Debra Kayn lives with her family at the foot of the Bitterroot Mountains in beautiful Northern Idaho. She enjoys riding motorcycles, playing tennis, fishing, photography, and creating chaos for the men in the garage.
Her love of family ties and laughter makes her a natural to write heartwarming contemporary stories to the delight of her readers. Oh, let’s cut to the chase. She loves to write about real men and the women who love them.
When Debra was nineteen years old, a man kissed her without introducing himself. When they finally came up for air, the first words out of his mouth were…will you have my babies? Considering Debra’s weakness for a sexy, badass man, who is strong enough to survive her attitude, she said yes. A quick wedding at the House of Amour and four babies later, she’s living her own unbelievable romance book.


Cover Reveal – SAVING YOU by Kelly Elliott


January 22, 2015
What happens when your head and heart contradict each other
regarding the one person you’ve always wanted?
Growing up, Luke Johnson and Libby Hayes thought they would
be best friends forever.
One kiss changed everything.
Fearing his love for Libby could cost him their friendship,
Luke chooses to listen to his head—instead of his heart.
Will the regrets of denying the one person Luke wants to
give himself to, end up leaving him lost and alone? Or will Libby be able to
save him with her love?
Saving You is book 2 in the Love Wanted In Texas Series.




A few seconds later, Noah’s phone beeped. He pulled it out of his pocket and smiled when he saw Grace’s text.
“Now you have my number. I’ll um, talk to you later then?” Grace asked as she began taking a few steps backwards.
Noah nodded his head and winked at her. “Most definitely.”
Turning around Grace and I began walking back to the houses.  “Oh my gosh, Grace Johnson. Who is he and why have I never heard about this Noah?”
Grace chuckled and brushed me off with her hand. “Honestly, I never thought I would lay eyes on him again. I ran into him as I was running after Alex, he knocked me down, helped me up and we exchanged names. That was it.”
“Well he certainly remembered you.” I turned to look over my shoulder. “And he is staring at your ass as you walk away.”
“What do you mean Colt is moving in here?” Lauren asked as everyone looked at her. The smile that spread across Colt’s face for a brief second was caught only by me. He looked back down and sent someone a text.
Alex looked at Lauren and then Colt. “Marie James told me you took her out and y’all had a great time. She seemed to be taken with you.”
“Huh, interesting,” Colt said as Lauren looked at him.
“Wait, you’re moving in here?”
Nodding his head, Colt answered Lauren without looking at her. “Yeah, Lauren I am.”
He stood and pushed the stool back. Taking in a deep breath he blew it out. “Speaking of Marie, I’ve got plans with her so I guess I’ll see y’all around.”
Colt started to head to the door when Lauren got up and turned toward him. She began to follow Colt and it appeared she wanted to say something. Finally she was going to talk to him. Lauren was about to say something when she stopped walking. Looking away from Colt, she turned and sat back down.

Stupid. So fucking’ stupid.


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Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves her! She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.  In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.
One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus….her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.

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Cover Reveal – SLADE by Teresa Gabelman


Title: Slade
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Protectors Series Book #6
Release Date: 12/30/14
Publisher: Teresa Gabelman
Cover Designer: Ron Gabelman
Editor: Hot Tree Editing
Highly trained VC Warrior, Dr. Slade Buchanan’s, role between lifesaver and lifetaker has been a constant battle, but nothing prepared him for half-breed VC Warrior trainee, Jill Nichols. Slade realizes his struggles from the past were nothing compared to the difficulty of resisting the woman who could never belong to a man like him.
Being the only female VC Warrior recruit, Jill Nichols, has an uphill battle. Falling for the sexy doctor, Slade Buchanan, has not made the battle any easier, especially when he constantly reminds her and others there will never be anything between them. Working harder than any male recruit, obstacles are thrown in her path, and with each challenge, it becomes clear that the two things she wants most may never be.

Reading Order



Damon ~ Jared ~ Duncan ~ Sid ~ Adam


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Damon ~ Jared ~ Duncan ~ Sid ~ Adam

Teresa Gabelman’s fabulous series kicks of with Damon. With 350 4 and 5 star reviews on Amazon, this is most definitely a book with bite to check out. 

Damon is always available at the lower price of 99c, so get hooked in the hot and witty world of The Protectors.

Teresa Gabelman is the Best Selling Author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy, she can be found screaming for her son as well as his teammates at MMA events across the country.
Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers, which is what she loves most about writing.
If you find the time, she would love to hear from you!

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