The Naked Truth

By Sandy Lowe

When Rowan Marks signs up to be a research subject in a study on sexual fantasies, she's not looking forward to baring her soul to PhD candidate and head researcher Genevieve Fielding. But she's running out of choices. Her fantasies are as unsettling as they are arousing, and she has to make them stop. Who better to help  than the quietly gorgeous, future Dr. Sex-Fantasies-Are-My-Specialty?

 
Genna isn't what you'd call a people person. Breaking the rules and compromising her objectivity by helping a subject with real-life problems? Hard no. She's not capable and not qualified. But Rowan won't be deterred, and Genna has to learn to apply her findings in a clinical setting or risk losing a prestigious grant. 
 
As one intimate confession leads to another, and the professional blurs into the personal, powerful attraction threatens to overwhelm their better judgement. How far are they willing to go, and how much will they risk, to make their most captivating and forbidden fantasies a reality?
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Trial Run

By Carsen Taite

Lawyers
Courting Danger Romance | Book 3
Children / Families

Reggie Knoll imagined all kinds of new adventures after leaving her job at the courthouse, but getting stuck on a jury for a headline-grabbing murder case is not one of them. Picked to serve against all odds, she’s determined to do everything in her power to coax the other jurors to a swift verdict so she can figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. But a pushy, beautiful woman is about to send her life spinning in a direction she couldn’t have anticipated.

Brooke Dawson doesn’t want to be on a jury any more than the rest of the people summoned to the courthouse, but she’s one hundred percent certain that when the judge calls the names of the chosen few, she’ll be on the list. The ominous voice on the phone told her that much right before they threatened her. Now she must convince the eleven other jurors, including the infuriating but devastatingly attractive know-it-all Reggie Knoll, to agree on a verdict—the only verdict that will keep her and her family alive.

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Bones of Boothbay Harbor

By Michelle Larkin

Federal Agents
People of Color
Police
Small Town Romances

Small-town police chief Frankie Stone stumbles upon a dead body deep in the woods of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. When she discovers the burial site of a serial murderer, she has no choice but to call in the feds. Her tightknit community looks to her for leadership and protection, so she has no intention of stepping aside to let the feds screw everything up.

Special Agent Eve Huxley is dispatched to the crime scene and immediately butts heads with Chief Stone. There’s a hierarchy in Boothbay Harbor, and the tightlipped chief is at the top. Residents are standing behind their leader, shunning Eve at every turn. She must find a way to form an alliance with a town that clearly doesn’t want her there.

When a campout in freezing temperatures ignites a passionate attraction, Frankie and Eve wrestle with their unexpected desires while joining forces to hunt for the killer.

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Crush

By Ana Hartnett Reichardt

Close Quarters
Workplace Romance
Age Gap
Small Town Romances

Josie Sanchez is the head winemaker at Cadieux Vineyards, and all her dreams ride on the upcoming crush. If she can produce a gold medal pinot noir, the owner will give Josie her own wine label. <i>Finally</i>. She’s worked years for this opportunity, and nothing will stand in her way. Not even Mac, the owner’s annoyingly beautiful niece who doesn’t know anything about wine, but whom Josie’s forced to hire as her only harvest intern. Josie can’t imagine a more ill-suited partner for the most important harvest of her life.

After a lackluster start in her marketing career, Mackenzie Layton is eager to jump headfirst into the illustrious Willamette Valley wine industry. Thanks to her uncle, her first harvest job is with one of the most prestigious wineries in town. But when she meets Josie, it’s clear her presence is a nuisance, even if she does occasionally catch Josie’s gaze lingering on her. Mac has a proclivity for misadventure, and she is unable to resist the one person who is off limits.

This crush will be a messy one, indeed.

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Decadence

By Piper Jordan and Others

You are cordially invited to Decadence, Las Vegas’s most talked about invitation-only Masquerade Ball. Come for the entertainment and stay for the erotic indulgence. We guarantee it’ll be a party that lives up to its name.

Exclusive Content by Piper Jordan. When reporter Addison Miller scores an invitation to Decadence, she hopes for an exclusive interview with Elizabeth Hathaway, the mysterious socialite behind the event. But as Addison soon discovers, there’s more to the story, and her gorgeous host, than she ever imagined.

Passionate Pursuance by Ronica Black. Emory Bennet is overworked and overstressed. In Vegas to relax and meet Cadence, an incredibly sexy woman she’s been talking to online, Emory agrees when Cadence all but begs her to attend Decadence. With one secret condition: Emory is the one who’s in control.

Redemption by Renee Roman. Max Woodbury regrets how her relationship ended. One terrible misunderstanding and Dee Talson refused to take her calls or respond to texts. Unable to let Dee walk away, Max enlists help to pull off the surprise of a lifetime at Decadence and win back Dee’s heart.

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Gimmicks and Glamour

By Lauren Melissa Ellzey

Other Worlds
Young Adult
People of Color
California
Friends to Lovers Romance
Bisexual
Magic

Ashly Harris has a secret she’s been keeping all her life.

To everyone else she’s just a seventeen-year-old party girl and problem senior at Hackley High School. She has always felt alone, and not just because she’s biracial and openly bisexual. Ashly sees faeries all around her, all the time. She has learned to hide her Sight, but that doesn’t change the fact that she is constantly taking the blame for the havoc that the faeries wreak. The only person who knows about Ashly’s ability is her eccentric, yet level-headed best friend, Caris, who might be playing along while also playing with Ashly’s feelings.

As Ashly speeds toward graduation with few future prospects on the horizon, she must protect the classmates she claims to hate from an evil that no one else sees.

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Heart of Stone

By Sam Ledel

Other Worlds
Financial gap/Class disparity
Royalty
Magic

Maeve’s quiet life of isolation has kept her from the outside world—as a gorgon, she has to protect herself and others. Princess Keeva Glantor is proud to be a member of Uterni’s royal family. But her mother’s health is failing quickly, and Keeva’s life of ease is turned upside down.

On a hunt for the key to keeping Uterni’s queen on the throne, Keeva meets Maeve. The princess is intrigued by the lone woman in the fen, but she has her own mission to complete and no time for anything, or anyone.

Maeve yearns to believe she has a chance at a regular life and is curious enough to push the boundaries of what she’s always known, revealing a deception that has kept her a pariah in a world she fears as much as it fears her.

Both must unravel lies and come face-to-face with the truth to create a future they can call their own, perhaps even one that includes each other.

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Peaches and Cream

By Georgia Beers

Workplace Romance
Enemies to Lovers Romance
Food
Rivals

As a kid, Adley Purcell dreamed of owning Get the Scoop ice cream shop, and now that she does, she’s worried it could go under. She’s trying to focus on her love of ice cream, but she’s edgy and stressed. And how the hell she’ll survive national dessert chain Sweet Heaven opening a store less than two blocks away, she has no idea. Life is a rocky road right now, and there’s only one cherry on top: the sexy business suit-clad blonde at happy hour.

Sabrina James doesn’t stay still. Sweet Heaven takes her all over the country, opening new stores, then moving on to the next city. Smooth and simple. Until the gorgeous woman she meets at a bar who leaves her craving more turns out to own the small-town ice cream shop barely two blocks from the new Sweet Heaven location. Could life get any more complicated?

Have Adley and Sabrina bitten off more than they can chew, or will they swirl the salty with the sweet? In love and ice cream there’s only one rule: When life gives you heavenly hash, eat dessert first.<b></b>

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The Only Fish in the Sea

By Angie Williams

Homecoming
Financial gap/Class disparity
Friends & Community
Blue Collar
Rivals
Small Town Romances

Crab fishing is in Remy Miller’s blood. Millers have been fishing off the coast of Oregon for three generations, so she’s heartbroken when her dad refuses to give her the chance to prove she can captain her own boat—all because she’s a girl and her brothers aren’t.

When Julia Clayman, the beautiful daughter of a rival crabbing family, offers Remy a chance to run her own boat for the Claymans, she knows the decision could deepen the long-standing rift between their families.

All Remy wants is the chance to live her dream, and the more time she spends with Julia the more her dreams include the chance for a happily ever after. But blood is thicker than the waters lapping the Oregon coastline, and old rivalries may mean Remy loses her career and her heart.

Will love overcome the odds for this modern-day Romeo and Juliet?

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Wildflower

By Cathleen Collins

AnimalsĀ 
Virgins/First Love
Children / Families

Lily Andrews is only seven years old when she boards a small aircraft with her mother, destined for the beautiful gulf coast of Texas. Tragedy strikes mid-flight when the plane goes down deep in the wild Ozarks, and Lily must survive in the unforgiving forest. With the help of a gruff mountain man and his dog, along with Lily’s intense grit and determination, she thrives in her private oasis. When a simple mistake forces her to make a life-altering decision, she is ripped from her mountain paradise and thrust into civilization once more.

Jessica Velasquez has never recovered from the death of her father. The only way she can get closure is to find out what really happened when his plane went down. When a stranger races out of the wilderness with her father’s belongings twelve years after his plane went down, Jessica hopes the woman will have the answers she’s looking for.

Between Lily’s sheltered life and Jessica’s reservations about letting anyone close, both are ill-equipped for a relationship, but can they deny their true feelings?<b></b>

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Witch Finder

By Sheri Lewis Wohl

Magic

Hereditary witch Tamsin Chaney didn’t ask to be the Keeper. But you don’t mess with centuries of tradition. Even though she’ll do everything in her power to keep the Witch Finders of the Dark Faction from gaining possession of the Book of Darkness, she’s just fine tucked away on her farm dispensing white magic to keep her community safe and healthy.

Morrigan James, a Witch Finder of the White Faction, will stop at nothing to guard the Keeper and the sacred grimoire that holds the secrets to unleashing unstoppable evil into the world. The Dark Faction grows stronger and bolder, and time is growing short. Tamsin is in terrible danger, and Morrigan must protect her and the secrets she guards even if it costs Morrigan her life.

As they grow ever closer, only Tamsin and Morrigan can stop the Dark Faction and fulfill the prophesy that will keep the world safe forever.<b></b>

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A Second Chance at Life

By Genevieve McCluer

Marriage of Convenience/Fake Relationship
Virgins/First Love
People of Color
Reunion Romance
Homecoming
Vampires

Dinah Pelletier managed to be a vampire for an entire minute before she was arrested for murder and sent to prison at nineteen. Now, twenty-four years later, she’s about to be up for parole…and is still nineteen.

Dinah has done her best to avoid her once girlfriend (and also a vampire), Rachel Evans. Dinah went to prison to save her that night, but no matter how much she’s pushed Rachel away, she could never force herself to move on. So Dinah’s surprised to be face-to-face with her long-lost love, and the reason for her upcoming parole.

No sooner do they reconnect than a string of vampire killings begin again and evidence seems to be pointing at Dinah. Dinah, with Rachel's help, must prove her innocence while finding out if the two of them are still compatible after all these years. Even if time can heal old wounds, these deaths could destroy any hope for a life together.

Reader advisory: References to addiction

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Digging for Heaven

By Jenna Jarvis

Military
Women in Uniform
Non-Binary Gender
Enemies to Lovers Romance
Other Worlds
Financial gap/Class disparity
Good girls/Bad girls
People of Color
Asexual/Aromantic
Bisexual
Royalty
Rivals
Magic

The lands of Jeenobi and Aelshia are separated by hundreds of miles of dangerous desert, and antithetical views on dragons. Now, under a tenuous new peace agreement, Jeenobi has agreed to ban dragon slaying within its borders.

As a visiting ambassador to Jeenobi and a rider to the dragon Loren, Litz expected to meet resistance to all she represents. She did not expect Kella, the kingdom’s most famous living dragon slayer, and she certainly didn’t expect to find her attractive.

When Litz is forced into extraditing Kella to Aelshia for trial, they’ll discover more monstrous things in the wilds of the desert than each other, and they’ll need to put aside their differences if they want to survive. The future of both nations may hang in the balance.

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Forever's Promise

By Missouri Vaun

Marriage of Convenience/Fake Relationship

Wesley Holden migrated west with her brother, Clyde, to build a life neither of them could hope for back East. To share the homestead claim, Wesley had to disguise herself as a man. As brothers, Wesley and Clyde began to carve a new home out of the Kansas frontier. When Clyde is unexpectedly killed, Wes is left alone with the farm, determined to carry on, but more isolated as the days pass.

For the promise of a better life, Charlotte Rose answers an ad for a bride. But the hope of a frontier husband ends when she arrives to find Clyde Holden is dead. Charlotte can’t return home because she discovered en route that she’s pregnant. Her only hope is to convince Clyde’s brother, Wes, that she can be a good wife. Desperate and out of options, Charlotte is resolved to win Wes’s heart.

Allowing Charlotte to get too close is dangerous. If Wes marries, she’ll have to reveal her secret and risk everything for a woman who might never really love her, but resisting Charlotte is easier said than done.

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Here For You

By D. Jackson Leigh

Financial gap/Class disparity
AnimalsĀ 
Sports

Competitive barrel racer Lacey Bishop has worked her way from homelessness and poverty to needing only a few points to qualify for the National Rodeo Finals when her only horse suffers a career-ending injury. Without the money to buy new horse, Lacey has no choice but to trust an offer from Two Rivers Ranch to lease one of their best barrel-racing horse.

Horse trainer Wil Rivers is working hard to get her family’s ranch profitable again after the coronavirus pandemic shut them down for more than a year. Her best chance to save the ranch from foreclosure is a million-dollar-plus offer to buy the one barrel horse that could defeat the mare she’s leased to the bewitching Lacey Bishop.

When Lacey discovers Wil’s plan to sell the Two Rivers “money” horse to her fiercest competitor, she sees their chance for a future together and her chance to qualify for the finals disappearing in the rodeo arena dust.

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I Do, I Don't

By Joy Argento

Can data predict who we fall in love with? Reality television is here to find out, and thousands of viewers are along for the ride. Two total strangers, matched by the world’s most advanced romance algorithm, meet at the altar to say, “I do.” Their every awkward moment and moonlit kiss are filmed to uncover if happily ever after is a simple perfect data match.

When executive producer Annie Jackson convinces Nicole Hart to leave her prestigious job and write and refine the romance algorithm for <i>I Do, I Don’t</i>,<i> </i>their success skyrockets. So, when one of the brides backs out days before the wedding, Annie’s got to convince the algorithm’s second choice to get married on national TV, or else.

Nicole can’t believe her bad luck when the backup turns out to be…her. To test the system she designed, she used her own data, but she sure as hell didn’t expect to be hauled to the altar against her better judgment. Her algorithm is flawless, but her growing feelings for Annie could destroy all her credibility and sink the show.<b></b>

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Island Kiss

By Jeannie Levig

AnimalsĀ 
Virgins/First Love
Disability
Financial gap/Class disparity
Friends to Lovers Romance
Reunion Romance
Small Town Romances
Homecoming

At eighteen, Louise Tarkington leaves her father, her best friend and first love Cali, and her home on Emerald Island with big dreams of the glamorous city life she remembers from before her mother died. When she returns thirty years later to grieve her father and claim her inheritance, she once again has big plans. But this time her feelings for Cali have her questioning every single one of them. 

Cali Amos truly believes she let Louise go years earlier, but when her old feelings surface, she must face the truth—she’s still in love with Louise. Maybe they could have another chance if Louise’s plans and the terms of her father’s will weren’t about to ruin everything.

Louise and Cali once broke each other’s heart. When they come face-to-face again on the South Carolina Sea Island, they’ll find more than past hurts in the way of another chance at love.

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It's All in the Details

By Dena Blake

Makeup artist Lane Donnelly has been planning to be her best friend Darcy’s maid of honor since her engagement. So, when Darcy chooses her sister instead, Lane is hurt and disappointed. Just to add fuel to the fire, Darcy has picked the wedding planner of Lane’s nightmares.

Helen Trent isn’t thrilled that her mother has asked her to take on a wedding last minute. In addition, the bride’s makeup artist keeps getting in the way. Helen has met Lane at a gazillion weddings, and they clashed every single time, so why should this wedding be any different?

Lane and Helen can’t stand each other, and all the marriage vibes in the world won’t make them admit their feelings are a lot more complicated. When the maid of honor throws their plans into a chaotic mess, Lane and Helen must set aside their differences and work together to ensure Darcy gets the wedding of her dreams, and maybe make a few of their own dreams come true in the process.<b></b>

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