Title: GEM Series –Opal, Pearl, and Onyx Author: Freya Barker Genre: Romantic Suspense Hosted by:Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
GEM: a privately-funded organization operating independently in the search for—and the rescue and recovery of—missing and exploited children. Although, at times working in conjunction with law enforcement, GEM aims to ensure the victims receive justice…by whatever means necessary.
She hides in plain sight, adapts, and infiltrates.
When Opal goes undercover in a youth center several teenagers have disappeared from, she’s shocked to find a ghost of her own traumatic past at the helm. However, her worry for the missing kids is greater than her concern being recognized and she risks her own safety to discover the truth.
To complicate matters, a familiar FBI agent shows up conducting his own investigation and almost blows the whistle on her. It takes some doing to convince him to join forces with her but as it turns out, they work well together.
In the course of uncovering an organized group of child molesters, they find themselves falling—for each other.
She masks as delicate, analyzes, and moves stealthily.
Hot on the trail of a young accomplice in a child exploitation ring, Pearl finds herself posing as a teenager to get close. Unfortunately, joining a group of kids on a wilderness quest means stepping out of her comfort zone and into uncertainty. But with the target in her sights her focus stays razor-sharp.
The last thing she needs is the dogged journalist who’s been close on her heels catching up and rattling her cage. When he inserts himself into her investigation, she has no choice but to go along.
Thrown together in a mutual pursuit of justice, the negative energy between them sparks up in a new way.
USA Today bestselling author Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
With forty-plus books already published, she continues to create characters who are perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy.
Recipient of the ReadFREE.ly 2019 Best Book We’ve Read All Year Award for “Covering Ollie, the 2015 RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for Best First Book, “Slim To None”, Finalist for the 2017 Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, and Finalist for the 2020 Kindle Book Award with “When Hope Ends”, Freya spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!
I am excited to reveal the cover I created for book 2 of the Drakaina series. I hope you like it.
They are hunted from the moment of their birth, their parents, and all of the Drakes will fight to the death to protect them.
Sequestered on an island with the young girls, Nonnie teaches these Hidden Treasures.
They will grow powerful as they age, enough to challenge the world, and their mates, as they forge new paths into the future for their people.
For they are Drakaina, and they will survive.
If you read ‘Vengeance Has A Daughter‘, you know this book will be another exciting journey in the Drakaina’ lives’s world. Or maybe you listened to it? If you didn’t, what are you waiting for? Narrated by Jennifer Blom who did an amazing job.
I guess it is so much easier to create a cover when you read the story and I can tell you that it is a great read and loooove the ending. I can’t wait for the audiobook! There will be an audiobook, right Ms. Abraham?
I do not have a release date yet, but will make sure you are informed and maybe will get to chat with somebody from that world 😉
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The Chameleon Effect is the debut solo novel from acclaimed, award-winning romance narrator, Joe Arden, coming September 13, 2022. A secret identity romance from the man with the secret identity! Pre-order yours now!
Pre-order HERE Audio pre-order coming soon and I will do an update when I know the date. Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.
You can expect the following from The Chameleon Effect:
All the feels
Enough heat to melt your kindle/earbuds
Lights. Camera. Action…
I’ve got everything it takes to make it in Tinseltown: confidence, charisma, and a killer chin. Now all I need is a chance.
But Los Angeles is full of hot, young hunks, and talent might not be enough to separate me from the cookie-cutter crowd.
Well, you know what they say: fake it till you make it.
So I devise a wild scheme to get noticed. Pretend I’m someone I’m not—goodbye Will O’Connell of Cincinnati and hello Liam O’Connell of Dublin.
‘Liam’ and his talent with accents is enough to get my foot in the door, but I never anticipated meeting the woman who has me more worried about keeping my foot out of my mouth.
Enter Raven Locke, the dark-haired bombshell who puts the ‘tude in tattooed.
On set, she’s the costumer tasked with fitting my pants, but all I can think about is how to get into hers.
As my — I mean, Liam’s — budding career begins to heat up, so do our feelings.
While Raven pursues her passion for fashion; I chase her heart.
Our picture-perfect screenplay seems sure to send us riding off onto Sunset Boulevard… Until Raven finds out that Comedy and Tragedy aren’t the only masks I’m wearing. Our romance might be destined for the cutting room floor, unless I can salvage our story with a plot twist she won’t see coming.
This first-person, male-POV rom-com has it all: lots of heat, plenty of heart, and a Hollywood-worthy HEA.
I hadn’t even had a chance to get out of my vehicle when a couple of men walked up to the side of the car, and boy were they easy on the eyes. I haven’t seen bodies on men like these since I met Thorn. Bite me, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to check them out. Tall, dark, and handsome… triple check. Eyes you could get lost in… check. Shoulders like a linebacker… yup, and double yup. Abs you could use as a scrub board… and then some. Narrow hips, large hands… gotta love a man with large… hands.
“Lady Enikö?” A deep rumbling voice spoke from outside of the window. Did I dare roll down the window and talk to these men? They exuded danger from every pore.
I sigh, might as well, I take one more discerning look at them and my hands begin to itch. Ahem. Right. Talk, no touching.
Anyway, I have to get out of the car anyway, so I open the door and exit as I ask, “Who wants to know?”
Both men bow as they introduce themselves.
“I am Lyon.”
“And I am his brother, Dyon.”
“We hale from the story of ‘Blood Vows’ your friend is writing at the moment and have a few questions.”
“I am not sure I can help with those, M.A. hasn’t given me much insight into the story beyond saying she is past the middle of the book.”
“And she just threw me a curve, just when I felt I had reached my objective.” Lyon grumbles.
“Yes, she tends to do things like that.”
“Could you get her to make things a little easier on my brother?” Dyon asks.
“I don’t know if that is going to help,” I admit.
“I can make it worth your while,” Dyon suggests with a purr to his voice.
Thoughts of satin sheets and sweaty bodies run through my mind and I correct myself. Down girl, remember, Athïan. “Sorry,” (boy am I sorry, and in more ways than one). I am surrounded by too much testosterone. “I am already taken.”
Lyon snickers at Dyon and I get the impression he would stick his tongue out at his brother given the chance and the right place. To me he bows and speaks, “Well, at least consider helping me. Kayla has not been an easy person to win over, and I would like to keep her to myself, not allow others to steal her from me.”
He hands me an envelope, then they leave. I check out how they look walking away from me too. Dyon looks over his shoulder, and winks.
I open the envelope and … SQUEEEE
If your thought was ‘DAYUM’, we think alike 😜 Those two would make a gal forget her name if she lets her guard down.
Lyon and Dyon hail from the WIP of M. A. Abraham and what I told the gorgeous men is true, she didn’t tell me much and my hands are itching to get my hands on the finished story. From what I read so far, I think it will be one to rival ‘Aura’, which you might know it is my fave from the author’s standalone stories.
I am happy to show you what Lyon handed to me. It is the cover of ‘Blood Vows’ and you see it here first.
Brother and sister, they made promises and would honor their dying father’s last wish. Kayllan The young Prince who became King at an early age. Unknown to anyone, he made a pact with his best friend, a blood vow not even death could break. Kayla Born twice royal, she will become Queen, trained to rule a nation, also to become some man’s wife. She never expected to make promises to a dying brother. She would do as he decreed, and do so proudly, but she didn’t know the full extent of it all. Lyon First born in his lands, he rules as King, and he has vowed to protect Kayllan’s sister, to marry her and rule at her side if Kayllan dies early. He never expected her to be a beauty, she astounds him with her inner strength. She knows nothing of his vow to her brother, but he vows she will, and then she will be his.
Isn’t it beautiful? Created by Cora Graphics, whose talents are known all over the world. I know it will fit the story well.
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The pre-order price is US$0.99, which will rise to US$4.99 on the release date of August 24, 2022.
Get ready to experience tales of horror, loss, persecution and unfair struggles, leading to new lives, new romances and, most importantly, well-deserved ‘happily-ever-after’ endings.
The project was launched with the following mission statement: “We are the ones who walk barefoot through hell, making it out the other side with nothing left except sheer will and a whole lot of grit in our pockets. By losing everything, others hailed us as beacons of hope. Our journeys were by no means glamorous. Each of us left an important part of ourselves behind so that we might start anew. We are the survivors. This is our chance to grab happiness by the horns and make it our own.”
Readers are advised that the works may contain descriptions of MM/FF relationships, as well as potentially triggering situations.
All proceeds from the print and digital sales of this book will be donated to organizations providing relief to the Ukraine. For more information about the Together We Stand project, visit the website.
I am so happy to be celebrating the release of this anthology that has stories from some of my fave authors and new authors that I am looking forward to discover.
THANK YOU Grace Augustine, Linda Boulanger, Rochelle Bradley, Kevin Chapman, Aliya DalRae, Jennifer Daniels, Andi Lawrencovna, Catherine Marcum, Sabrina Rue, Kali Willows, SE Winters, & Mary Woldering for sharing your stories with us. It is an awesome gift that your readers will love! I hope many more readers will discover your books.
Kaleidoscope Hearts – Volume 4
Around every corner and even right in front of you, love is spinning fabulous stories.
Take a walk on the wild side and revisit that friendship from childhood ready to grow into something new. Find that place where love comes in the form of a tiny blossom with a secret hidden inside the petals.
In this spinning collection of stories, every varied shade of love is explored, from that found in the twirl of a skirt on a ballroom floor, to a ghost whose love is in question, or as a side effect of the magic from a broken heart.
Best friends and bridesmaids, nurses and their exes, you can’t escape true love, even if it is only a wish in the heart, or a prayer on a dark wintry road.
As the old phrase goes: Love doesn’t cost a thing, or maybe it does, and sometimes that cost can be one of life and death, or perhaps even a supernatural “un-death” if the fates collide.
Sometimes, love is like looking in a mirror, or wishing you could go back and live that love over again, and in these pages, twelve amazing authors will take you on a journey that will leave you longing for more.
Fans of Lynsay Sands, Nicholas Sparks, Debbie Macomber, & Kresley Cole won’t want to miss this breathless collection of romance in all its swirling colors.
Take a romp through the flowers, or wind a path through the woods. Weave your way through these adventures that are at the heart of all it means to Love!
Maureen Winters confronts her childhood demons and finds healing through a magical and wild child who was once her friend – Now that they are both grown…
MARY R. WOLDERING is an author, artisan, art historian, madwoman, visionary and devoted wife to Dr. Jackie F. Woldering, mother of Ruth and Thom and grandmother of five. She writes Visionary Fiction with a focus on Ancient Egyptian Mythology. What if the Gods and Goddesses of mythology were really just super-talented people full of very human passions and shortcomings? When they appeared in different legends, these various archetypes were like threads woven into the tapestry of various eras and cultures. Now, she has taken this idea and created her own tapestry of the divinely human and woven it through all time and space. Mary has been known to dabble in all genres of writing and has recently ventured into the area of Romantic Fiction.
Returning to her family home after a bitter breakup, Hedy Dulce’s new life holds more than she bargained for when she finds herself nearly naked on the floor in front of a strange man.
Born and raised in Toronto, KALI WILLOWS now resides in the exquisite eastern Ontario countryside where she enjoys the serenity of nature. When she isn’t busy being the married mother of two, or a Public Relations & Communications Specialist & Event Manager, she shadows worlds of paranormal passion & intrigue. Kali strives to create emotional, compelling stories and characters you can’t help but love, hate and cheer for. Captivated by her love of dragons, gargoyles and everything paranormal, she pens these delightful creatures into epic tales of romance and adventure and often infuses her passions of martial arts, music and ironic twists even she didn’t foresee. A good cup of tea with the crackling fire gets her creative juices flowing in the wee hours of the night, when the house is quiet and she can type away to her heart’s desire.
When your best friend is marrying someone else, hoping he’ll marry you instead only happens in fairy tales, right?
LINDA BOULANGER is an award-winning author of historical romance. While her books are mostly set in the Medieval era and Ancient Worlds, you’ll often find time travel, dragons, angels, fairies, and other mystical beings mixed into her stories. Having grown up in the magical land of Alaska, her imagination was her refuge when winter days got too cold or she needed to hide away from overly large mosquitos in the summer. It was during those days that the storyteller was born, though it would take many years, and several hat changes, before she realized the voices in her head were characters screaming for their stories to be written. When not traipsing into imaginary historical lands or designing book covers, Linda can be found spending time with her family in NE Oklahoma’s Green Country.
Driving home from her twelve hour shift in the ER, Hazel Thomas can not see a thing. That is until her ex, Trent Maxwell pulls up behind her. Will she ever escape the storm ranging from the weather or the one from her heart?
JENNIFER DANIELS lives in Upstate, NY with her husband and son. She enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, camping, kayaking, and being on the water. Jennifer is a former nurse and for several years was very active with her local volunteer fire and rescue department. She is a paranormal/fantasy junkie, loves to read most things in those genres and is a binge-watching Hallmark Channel fan. Writing was never on her radar until her son shared with her that he wanted to write a book. So, together they began and that was when Jennifer decided to give it a try on her own. And that was how the Opalla Series was born.
She saved his life, then stole his heart… too bad she has to die.
What started as therapy has turned into a full time passion for ALIYA DALRAE. The fictional town of Fallen Cross, Ohio, and its cast of characters, both human and paranormal, reside in her imagination, and she brings their stories of love, loss and redemption to life in her Jessica Sweet Trilogy, and The Fallen Cross Pack and Fallen Cross Legion Series.
A thirtieth birthday filled with dancing and surprises.
Editor and internationally known author, GRACE AUGUSTINE, was raised in Montana. Her hobbies include music, acrylic painting, container planting, and old romantic movies. She resides in Iowa and is the mother of two adult sons and an adorable feline.
Meeting her granddaughters fiancé for the first time was making her see double.
CATHERINE MARCUM is the alter ego of C.J. Baty Author. While C.J.’s writing brings male/male love to light, Catherine is about women over 50 who deserve a little romance, love, and sex in their lives. Go figure. C.J. writes about men with flaws who find love and happiness in the arms of other men with a little mystery added into the stories. She was shocked when Catherine started to make an appearance in her writing. The only thing they have in common is their love of the mountains, the belief that love is love, and the need to tell the stories in their heads. You can find both CJ and Catherine at her website
While paroling for feral supernatural beasts, Ele stumbles across Micah, a not-so-average human who is being hunted by an evil force.
ROCHELLE K. BRADLEY puts an artistic spin on everything she does but there are two things she fails at miserably: 1. Cooking (seriously, she can burn water) 2. Sewing (buttons immediately fall back off) She loves baking and makes a mean BTS (Better than Sex) cake. When in observation mode she is quiet, however, her mouth is usually open with an encouraging glass-is-half-full pun or, quite possibly, her foot. She is a Bearcat, a Buckeye, an interior decorator, and fluent in sarcasm. In 2008, when her youngest entered Kindergarten, she decided to get the stories out of her head. Midway through her first novel, hurricane Ike (yes, a hurricane in Ohio) rendered the laptop useless with a nine-day power outage. She didn’t give up but continued to pursue her dream. Every November Rochelle takes on the challenge of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org) where she endeavors to write 50,000 words in thirty days. You can often hear her cheering the Dayton area Wrimos (those who join her in this crazy pursuit). Rochelle shares her home with a big black cat, an itty-bitty orange tiger kitty, her daughter, her son, and her Prince. She loves to connect with readers. You can find her on Facebook (search for Author Rochelle Bradley), Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Visit Rochelle’s website to sign up for her newsletter to keep up to date about future novels and book signings
How much does love cost on your proof-of-purchase? Follow along as four different people find themselves pondering the cost of love when one crumpled receipt exchanges hands from a wife, a mother, a friend, and a grumpy old man.
S.E. WINTERS is an author, mother, wife, and curious individual. No topic is left unexplored in her mind, and what happens, as a result, is anyone’s guess. S.E. Winters loves to dip her toes in the waters of the curious, mysterious, paranormal, possibly macabre, and even horrible. I mean, what good is having nightmares if you can’t do anything with them after you wake up?
Aspiring Heroes Wyatt and Daniel are challenged to find and help someone in the next three hours.The only problem? The person they find has been dead for forty years. Can they do it? And what does any of that have to do with love?
KEVIN CHAPMAN is a Writer, US Navy Vet and makes the best homemade chicken salad in the multiverse. He has run the Cleveland Eastside Writer’s Group for the last ten years. He lives in Mentor, Ohio with his wife Teresa who he’s managed to not tick off too much for thirty years. You can find Kevin on Facebook
Emma’s crushing trauma leaves her reeling as her memory… of him…keeps slipping away. Is he real or just a dream?
SABRINA RUE is the paranormal alter-ego of romance writer Shayne McClendon. Collectively, they’ve published more than fifty books and written over five hundred short stories (and counting). Sabrina spends the majority of her waking hours writing. Currently living in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her awesome adult kids and their menagerie of furry friends, this author takes the hermit lifestyle to a whole different level. If you’re looking for your next great read… you need Sabrina Rue in your life! Stop by her website “Always the Good Girl” for a collection of free short stories!
Noah never knew her mother, and her father lost his ability to love the day she died. She spent her life trying to take care of him, never knowing if he appreciated her sacrifices or even knew she was there… Until the day she was given a tulip, and hidden within the petals was a treasure who could offer her all the love in the world, if she was just willing to accept it…
ANDI LAWRENCOVNA lives in a small town in Northeast Ohio where she was born and raised. After finishing her education, she decided that it was time to let a little fantasy rule her life for a while. The NeverLands were born out of a frustration with happily-ever-afters, and a burning desire for the same.
Happy reading and make sure you share the link with your friends so they can get lost in the many wonderful worlds the authors created. I know I will.
I already read one of them, a 5-star read, “The Decadent Legacies” by Kali Willows and I have to tell you she never disappoints. The story is short but I am invested, fell in love with Jesse and how he charms Hedy to fall for him. I am already bugging her for the next book as I want more of the Dulce sisters.
A very promising anthology came to my attention and wanted to share with you. I am looking forward to discover new authors and collect more book boyfriends… and girlfriends too 😉
Desiring a Duke? Craving a Cowboy? Longing for a Laird?
This sweet and steamy collection of historical romance will transport you to a time when gentlemen were plentiful, and every scoundrel capable of seduction possessed a heart waiting to be uncovered.
Hidden identities, scandalous secrets, second chances, and happily ever afters fill this boxed set of more than 15 standalone romances, guaranteed to make you swoon.
Each unique tale in the Secrets, Scandals, and Seduction Boxed Set delivers a stand-alone story that fans of Julia Quinn, Diana Gabaldon, and Lorraine Heath are certain to love.
How do you capture a man’s heart… A lady never tells.
Authors included in this set are Lynn Donovan, Sofie Darling, Alyssa Drake, Emily E K Murdoch, Cat Cahill, Emmanuelle de Maupassant, A.S. Fenichel, Marie Higgins, Robyn DeHart, Christine Sterling, Linda Rae Sande, Adara Luann, Sophia Smith, C.K. O’Connor, Marianne Spitzer, and Rose Pearson.
Releasing June 7, 2022 and it is up for pre-order for only 99ç
While everyone around Carmello Caldo found love, he was busy losing himself in pleasure and pain. But when his cousin Lily wants to help him find true love, he doesn’t hesitate to accept her offer.
Arlo King is not Carmello’s usual type. She’s a bookworm who doesn’t give herself away easy. But she’s the perfect woman to help reform the serial womanizer, even though she has commitment issues of her own.
Quickly, their fake relationship goes from slow-burn to scorching hot from the very first touch. But can they work through their trouble pasts and embrace a fairy tale future?
Singe is the eighth full-length standalone novel in the Men of Inked Heatwave series by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss.
Chelle Bliss is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of Men of Inked Series and Misadventures of a City Girl.
She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, ex-high school history teacher, and currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. Chelle loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers.
My fave author has joined another author’s world and asked me to do the covers. I am so excited! The premise is awesome, the stories will be awesome, I already edited the first one and is onto the next person in line to go through it.
So here they are … my creations!
The Elven Sentinel Series
by M. A. Abraham
Book 1 – SPRING – releases March 20, 2021
As Tarik and Joran wake, visions overtake them, showing them where to find their Life Mates. The only trouble is, they are not in the Elven Empire, but living outside its boundary, the human world, a place forbidden by imperial command for them to go. However, Joran and Tarik can feel danger stalking their mates, something a male Elf is compelled to act upon.
Sage and Sahara own and operate a bookstore called The Book Aerie, where they serve the Elven Empire unknown to few. Up until when a stranger entered the building reeking of malice, it had been a peaceful existence. Now the sisters are being stalked by an ancient enemy intent on discovering their secrets.
As the danger intensifies, Joran and Tarik break the imperial command and cross to the other side, for laws or no laws, they will die before they let harm come to the women that are their other half. Little they realize the wheels of motion that they are about to set off.
As Hawk and Adriel settle into their search for two Sentinel Guardians known to be in the coastal area, they join a game of volleyball on the beach. Little do they know they are about to meet their Life Mates. They are also the Guardians they had been sent to locate and take to the Elven Empire.
Caia and Thea guard one of the last three remaining portals that allow passage from one side of the Boundary to the other. Caia and Thea know they are being hunted by an ancient foe, but they refuse to leave their posts, not even by imperial command from the emperor.
While the Life Mates begin to get to know each other, the enemy is closing in. As this happens, new information comes to light, and the services of higher powers are called in to help.
Jenna, Julia, and Alissa are three orphans who were taken in by an elderly couple. The land they live on has been theirs for centuries, it is where they have stood guard over one of the last few portals in existence. They can see the nimbus that marks its location from their farmhouse, and like the others of their calling, they refuse to leave it untended.
Riehl, Goldier, and Falcon know what and who they are looking for. Disguised as apple pickers, the Elven males arrive to find their Life Mates being held at gunpoint. The weapons the enemy is using is beyond their experience and they will have to handle the situation with great care and without exposing their Life Mates to even more danger.
Lyra and Raine live on a mountain, next to a ski resort where they teach snow sports on a daily basis. It’s a perfect foil for two Ice Elves who are Guardians of the last portal. Things get interesting when Telion and Riven arrive to escort the two women who are their Life Mates to the Elven Empire. There they find that not only is the portal weak, but inaccessible. As things turn from bad to worse, they are left with no choice but to travel to the deep north to find Pianth.
They are about to find out this is the least of their concerns, for even when they finish with their task, they learn the Elven Empire is preparing to go on a move that is bonded by fire.