July Book Releases 2020

July 1

Seventh Seal:
A Reverse Harem Tale
(Lovin’ the Coven Book 7)
July 3rd

Maid in Time: Only Time Will Tell
(Women of Time Collection Book 4)
July 5th

The Trail:
Succubus Trials Serial
(Succubus Harem 37)
July 5th

Witchling
(Taming the Elements Book 2)
July 6

Grave Decisions
(Hellgate Guardians Book 3)
July 7

Kiss of the Damned
(Fallen Cities: Elisium Book 1)
July 9th

Chaotic
(Arcane Mage Series Book 1) RH
July 10th

Den of Vibers
Reverse Harem
July 10th

Hell Hath No Fury
(Razing Hell Book 3)
July 10

Alpha Geek: Shaw
July 11th

Desolation:
A Reverse Harem Fantasy Romance
(Darkness Rising Book 1)
July 11

Riding for a Fall
(Get Your Rocks Off Book 2)
July 13th

Villainous Hearts
(Academy for Villains Book 1)
July 13th

Beautifully Wrecked
(Candied Crush Book 3)
July 14

Fierce as a Tiger Lily
(Daughters of Neverland Book 2)
July 15th

You Promised Me
July 16th

Changed by Fire
(Phoenix Rising Book 6)
July 17

The Embers of Phoenix
(The Inferno Pack Book 1)
July 17th

Harboring Harlow:
A Dark Alien Sci-Fi
(The Forsaken Book 3)
July 17th

Nexus
(Forgotten Prison Book 1)
RH Cyberpunk Romance
July 17

Half Bad:
A Reverse Harem Goddess Romance
(Godhunter Book 31)
July 20th

A Demon’s Heart:
Vice College For Young Demons:
Year Four
July 20

Grave Signs
(Hellgate Guardians Book 4)
July 23rd

WOLF CHILD:
A PNR RH Romance
July 23

Clairty
(Remington Carter Series Book 3)
College Contemporary
July 23rd

Dark Fae’s Secrets:
Dark Fae Kingdom, Book 3 RH
July 23rd

A Loser’s Revenge
Contemporary RH
Friends to Enemies to Lovers
July 24th

Born to be Witchy
(Not Your Basic Witch Book 4)
July 24th

Project:
Adapt – Develop:
A Space Fantasy Alien Romance Book 3
July 27th

Magnolia
(Spell Library Book 11)
July 28

Huntress of the Vampires
(House of Durand Book 6)
July 30th

Soulbinding Fate
(Sky Serpent Clan Series Book 3)
July 30

Shadowlands Sector, Two:
A Shifter Paranormal Romance
July 31th

Pretty Bloody
(The Fallen Gods Book 2)
July 31th

Roaring
(Prodigium Academy Book 2)
July 31th

Broken:
Sins of our Fathers Book One
July 31th

Unnatural Omega
(Alpha Elite Series Book 2)
July 31

Love and Chaos:
A Dystopian FF Romance
July 31

Survivor
(Pack Heat Book 4)

June Book Releases 2020

June 1th

Victoria’s Embrace
(Taken Series Book 4)
June 1th

F*ck You:
Knox Academy – Term One
June 4th

War for Wonderland
(Blue in Wonderland Book 2)
June 5th

Painless
(Steel Demons MC Book 4)
June 5th

Obsessed
(Rise of the Sphinx Book 3)
June 5th

Collateral Damage
(Gamer Girls Book 5)
June 8th

Calluna:
A Paranormal RomCom
(Spell Library 4)


June 8th

Grave Mistakes
(Hellgate Guardians Book 1)
June 9th

Surviving Hallow Hill:
A Supernatural Prison Academy Romance
(Dr. Hyde’s Prison for the Rare Book 2)
June 9th

Travelers Love:
Timeless Devotion Series book 4
(Forever Safe Summer II 3)
June 11th

Lola & the Millionaires: Part One

Lola & the Millionaires: Part Two
June 13th

Her Greatest Mistake
June 15th

Unexpected Turn
June 16th

The Vows We Break:
A Twisted Taboo Tale
June 19th

StarPyre:
A Scifi Alien Abduction Prison Romance
June 20th

Fires of Treason:
The War and Deceit Series, Book Two
June 20th

For the Love of Skating
June 22

Grave Consequences
(Hellgate Guardians Book 2)
June 24th

Secret Origins
(The Courtless Fae series Book 1)
June 25th

Weaving Fate
(The Omega Prophecy Book 2)
June 25th

Rebel: House of Fae:
A Dark Fae Paranormal Romance
June 26th

Pretty Painful
(The Fallen Gods Book 1)
June 26th

Darkness Deceives:
A Reverse Harem Academy Romance
(Afterworld Academy Book 2)
June 27

Juniper’s Peril
(Academy of the Elite Book 2)
June 30th

Blossom:
A High Fantasy Reverse Harem
(The Blooming Courts Book 5)
June 30th

Shadowborn Royals
(Dark Fae Paranormal Prison Series Book 2)
June 30th

Sin:
A Dark & Dirty MC Romance
(Satan’s Sinners Book 3)
June 30th

Raise Hell

Raise the Dead

Ruler of the Righteous
June 30th

Smoke & Rubber:
A Contemporary Reverse Harem Romance
(Burnout Book 1)

Conveniently Convicted by #IvyAsher and #RavenKennedy

Conveniently Convicted (Paranormal Prison) by Ivy Asher & Raven Kennedy

Nightmare Penitentiary is no joke. The worst of the worst in the paranormal world end up at NP, and I just got sentenced there. 

For others, this might be cause for freaking the hell out. But for me, it’s a fucking relief. 

You see, I’ve been sold off to the big bad asshole, Alpha Bowen—thanks mom and dad! But if they think I’m going to go quietly, or at all, they haven’t been paying attention to how I roll. 

Nightmare Penitentiary is the perfect place to escape, and I’m ready. If only people would stop trying to break me out. Seriously, it’s annoying.

I’m ready to relax and serve my sentence, but then I meet the prison guard, Rook. I can’t seem to escape his heated stares, the head wobbles, or the dimples. Sweet pop rocks, the dimples!

You’re not supposed to meet the male of your dreams in prison, but tell that to fate. Too bad I’m not as out of reach from the troubles hunting me down as I thought…and now, there’s nowhere to run because, like, I got myself imprisoned. FML.

Week Four – Soe and Ira #giveaway posts

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🌟 Dionne Lister 🌟

Bio:

USA Today bestselling author (November 2017), Dionne Lister is a Sydneysider with a degree in creative writing, two Siamese cats, and is a member of the SFWA. Daydreaming has always been her passion, so writing was a natural progression from staring out the window in primary school, and being an author was a dream she held since childhood.

Unfortunately, writing was only a hobby while Dionne worked as a property valuer in Sydney, until her mid-thirties when she returned to study and completed her creative writing degree. Since then, she has indulged her passion for writing while raising two children with her husband. Her books have attracted praise from Apple iBooks and have reached #1 on Amazon and iBooks charts worldwide, frequently occupying top 100 lists in fantasy.

Dionne works as an editor, has published a YA epic fantasy series called The Circle of Talia, and is currently writing The Rose of Nerine fantasy series and the Paranormal Investigation Bureau cozy mystery series. Shadows of the Realm has been translated into Spanish and Italian, and is available at all ebook stores.

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🌟 K.A. Knight 🌟

Bio:

K.A Knight is a Reverse Harem Romance author from a little town in England. She always dreamed up crazy story ideas and characters who love more than one person. After all #whychoose.

She loves her fur babies, coffee and a good book. Katie also has an obsession with monster flicks, and plans to re-watch them all!

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Katie’s Knights

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🌟 Jewels Arthur 🌟

Bio:

Jewels Arthur has lived in Central Illinois her entire life, she is a small town girl at heart and is terrified of city life. She grew up on a farm with 27 barn cats, video games, movies, and books to keep her company. She is obsessed with romance and swoon. As a hopeless romantic she wants everyone around her to be in love and wants to read about love all the time. She got married at 19 (suprise suprise) and she had a beautiful baby girl 3 years later when she finished college. She graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies. Her obsession with love led her to decide that she needed to write her own swoony books, with a bit of dirty of course 😉

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Jewels Arthur’s Smutty Swooners

Interview

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🌟 Ivy Asher 🌟

Bio:
Ivy Asher is addicted to chai, swearing, and laughing a lot (but not in a creepy, laughing alone kind of way). She loves the snow, books, and her family of two humans, and three fur-babies. She has worlds and characters just floating around in her head, and she’s lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing people who support that kind of crazy.

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🌟 Crystal Ash 🌟

Bio:

Crystal Ash is a USA Today Bestselling Author from California. From an early age, she’s been obsessed with magic, heart-wrenching love stories, strange animals, and the people who turn into them.

When she’s not writing, she’s probably in her garden of crazy-looking plants or drinking craft beer with her husband and cat.

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Crystal’s Coven (Crystal Ash reader group)

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🌟 Artemis Willow 🌟

Bio:

Artemis Willow has an addiction to coffee, dogs, and games. Sucks at adulting, so she’ll frequently be lost in a book or running away with her imagination when she’s not spending time with her friends, family or dog Artemis. Artemis is currently working on her B.A. in Business Management. She is currently in Oklahoma and is a substitute teacher for a small rural community. She started writing just for fun when she was in middle school and continued to create stories for years. Finally sitting down to finish and publish a book! She is currently working on many new books in the paranormal romance and mystery genres.

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Willow’s Grove

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🌟 Raven Kennedy 🌟

Bio:

Raven Kennedy lives in California with her family. She is most known for her international bestselling Heart Hassle series. She writes in a range of genres, including dark romances, romantic comedies, contemporary, and fantasy. Whether she makes you laugh or cry, she hopes to connect with readers and create characters you can root for.

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Raven Kennedy’s Reader Group

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🌟 Loxley Savage 🌟

Bio:

Loxley is from a suburb in northeast Ohio.

She loves coffee, chocolate, and reality TV. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with LOL dolls with her three little girls or watching Disney movies.

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The Inferno – A Loxley Savage Readers Group

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🌟 Joely Sue Burkhart 🌟

Bio:

Joely Sue Burkhart has always loved heroes who hide behind a mask, the darker and more dangerous the better. Whether cool, sophisticated billionaire, brutal bloodthirsty assassin, or simply a man tortured by his own needs, they all wear masks to protect themselves. Once they finally give you a peek into the passionate, twisted secrets they’re hiding, they always fall hard and fast. Dare to look beneath the mask and find love in the shadows.

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Joely’s Triune

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Contemporary Standalone RH 1 #amreading

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April’s Fooles

by Raven Kennedy & Ivy Asher

My father named me after a gun and taught me how to skin and cook a squirrel by the time I was ten. The only feminine influence I ever had growing up was when Dharla Cornburner told me I needed to get laid.

I was raised feral on a solid diet of crazy, so when three hot ex-military dudes show up on my doorstep, making claims about a plague and the end of the world as I know it, I don’t even bat a lash.

They insist I need to go with them, that they’ll keep poor little ol’ me safe. I’m perfectly fine right where I’m at, but I’ve always been an adventurous girl, and the three of them and their muscles look like an excellent place for a me sandwich.

These boys are strung tight almost to the point of snapping. Which happens to be just how I like ‘em. Looks like the end of the world just got a hell of a lot more fun. Let the games begin.

This is a standalone Reverse Harem Romance.

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🔥 Railed 🔥

by Chloe Gunter & Mercy DeSimone

Who has time for relationships?

As a rising architect, Katie has spent her life working up the corporate ladder, focused on her career.

But, what happens when yesterday’s one night stand becomes today’s board meeting?

Is it possible to separate the personal from the professional? Especially when four sexy men are intent upon blurring the lines.

A chance encounter, a one night stand, and a business meeting that becomes more than just a pitch… it’s up to Katie to draw the lines and create a blueprint for her future happiness without sending everything she’s worked for off the rails.

Railed is a 67,000+ contemporary standalone reverse harem novel that features high heat scenes sure to make readers melt.

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💧 The Girl Who Cried Colors 💧

by Raven Kennedy

A painter with a spark in his hands. A muse who holds all the colors inside of her. Together, they will go on a tumultuous path of pain and love. Fate brings them together, but life will rip them apart.

This is a dark romance filled with lyrical words of heartbreak, magic, and violence.

The powerful prose in this love story will show you the real meaning of colors. Because he’s the prodigal painter who creates beauty, and she’s the storm that carries the rainbow in her eyes. Together, their colors will coat the world, and you will never see them the same way again.

Author’s Note: This book is intended for mature audiences only. Trigger Warnings: It does include scenes of violence, substance use, and non-consensual sex.

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📚 The Contemporary Reverse Harem Collection 📚

by Mika Lane

5 reverse harem stories of badass alpha males and the women they make their own.

The Inheritance

Life was good. I was tending bar, making enough to get by, paying my rent, and enjoying the occasional cocktail with my best gay boyfriend, Matty. And then I got the call.

The old coot who used to hang out in my bar? Turned out he was a millionaire. A multi-millionaire, actually. And he just left me all his money. With a catch, of course. I only get his money if I’m 25 years old (check), and married (not checked; not by a landslide). And–I only have 30 days to pull this off.

We used to call him Grandpa. He’d sit at the bar for hours and never leave a tip. He looked like the last person in the world to have an “estate.” Well, did your mother ever tell you not to judge a book by its cover? And thanks to good old Grandpa, it looks like I may never have to work again.

So what’s the problem?

Grandpa said I had to marry ONE guy. Not FOUR.

The Renovation

When Carter, my hunky neighbor spies me wrestling with a chunk of dry rot on the front porch of my piece of sh*t, moneypit, rundown not-so-home-sweet-home, help seems on the way.

Especially when Tanner, Wyatt, and Dig join the team just before the scumbag bank closes in.

Who knew home repair could get so sexy?

And it turned out my house was not the only thing that desperately needed some attention. They get to work fixing me…I mean the house…right up.

My four guys’ tools were just perfect for sharing.

For sharing ME, that is.

The Promotion

Imagine you want a promotion more than anything, at the boring-as-sh*t law firm where you’ve slaved for years. You’ve kissed a*s. You’ve smiled when you’ve felt like stabbing someone. You’ve pulled all nighters and saved your boss time and again.

And still that’s not enough. There’s one last thing you need to do.

Would you do it?

Because sometimes being the perfect employee isn’t enough.

I needed the help of friends. Strong, sexy, alpha friends named Anson, Cato, Braden, and Von—four hunky men who were ready and willing to help me get ahead.

Turns out my career wasn’t the only thing that needed some TLC.

The Gallery

They say don’t go into business, or to bed, with friends. But what if those friends are four hardcore rich and handsome alpha players?

Did I really think I could keep it clean with guys like that?

And when reality set it, I realized dirty is much more fun.

That’s my kind of business.

Four different men, alpha as hell, and serious as hell about their special, secret nightclub.

The biggest thing they had in common? Me. Well, and what they wanted to do to me behind closed doors.

The Collection

I know better than to trust a bunch of pretty faces.

The charmer: killing me with his hot Irish accent

The rebel: giving his rich family the middle finger

The single dad: raising his baby alone

The nerd: always with his nose stuck in a book

But when these our gorgeous men walk off the runway and into my life, I find it’s not just the hours and lousy pay in fashion that are, um, hard.

And what do these guys have in common?

ME.

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Saving Meritt

Stacy Jones and Coralee June

My dad, a small town detective, died last month, but I stopped knowing him over a decade ago when he sent me away. So, I was surprised to learn that he left me everything—including his retired K9 dog, Remy.

Determined to claim Remy and return to my life in Nashville, I wasn’t prepared to see them again.

My best friends. My first loves.

Denver, the sweet but fierce K9 officer with guilt in his eyes. Tatum, the reclusive mountain man next door, hellbent on making me keep my father’s land. And Krew, my charismatic friend, now an unlikely member of a dangerous motorcycle club.

I assumed they forgot about me, but they haven’t. I thought I was over them, but I wasn’t.

The innocence of childhood love turns deadly when secrets are revealed. I’ve learned more about the father I thought didn’t want me, but that knowledge? It may very well get me killed.

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Wildest Dreams

by Lucy Smokes

In my Wildest Dreams, I never imagined I’d see him again.

The night I gave my virginity to Preston McConnell was the last night I ever saw him. Six years later and broke off my ass, I take a job at the best special feature magazine in the southern United States. It’s my dream job, and I’m more than happy to take on my first assignment that includes a one-way ticket to South Africa, where I’m supposed to follow a veterinarian who has made a name for himself as the lion whisperer.

I haven’t dated anyone since Preston, and the bitter, broken-hearted girl I used to be is ready to pack up and quit the very second I see him again. It’s only the soft words from Preston’s best friends, Jay and Wren, that stop me in my tracks. Encouragement and a way out presents itself in the form of the two hot as sin safari guides. I can’t let Preston get to me like he used to. I’m here to do a job and nothing more. If he wants to rekindle anything, he’ll have to get used to competition because, in my dreams, I’m no longer flying solo.

No. I don’t want one man. I want three.

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🎬 Hollywood Roommates 🎬

by Elizabeth Briggs

Three sexy actors. One curvy English teacher. An impossible rule just begging to be broken…

When my boyfriend dumps me, I need a new place to live, fast. Luckily my best friend offers me a solution: move in with her brother and his two roommates in his Malibu beach house. Sounds good, right?

Except my new roommates turn out to be three of the hottest actors in Hollywood. Each one is gorgeous, rich, and famous—and they’re all off-limits because there’s only one house rule: no sleeping together.

They could have any woman in the world, but to my surprise they each want me. Soon there’s a new rule: whatever I do with one guy, I do with all of them.

There’s no way this can end well, but how am I supposed to choose just one of my sexy-as-sin roommates?

Unless I don’t have to choose…

*This sexy standalone reverse harem romantic comedy is intended for readers 18+ due to mature content.*

Standalone PNR – RH 1 #amreading

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🦊 Pack of Misfits 🐺

by Raven Kennedy

I live with a pack of misfit shifters.

Freaks. Rogues. Oddballs. Prey. Runts. Deformed. We’re all welcome in Pack Aberrant.

We aren’t going to be winning any popularity contests, but our hodgepodge bunch is more loyal than even the strongest pred packs. I should know. I grew up in one of them. As soon as they realized I was different, I was despised, even by my own family.

So I left, joined Pack Aberrant, and I’ve steered clear of alpha pred assholes ever since. Until my heatwave hits, and I accidentally jump three coyote shifters in a parking lot. Whoopsie.

Once they realize what my animal is, they’re gonna kick me to the curb just like every other pred shifter has. And my old pack? They come back to haunt me.

I’m unwanted by the three hotties, threatened by my old pack, and to top it all off, I have to find a new job because I attacked a bank robber. Accidentally.

Being a misfit really sucks sometimes.

Author’s Note: This was originally released as a short story in the Shifting Destiny anthology. It has now been expanded into a full-length novel. Puns still included.

Addie’s story is book one in the Pack of Misfits series. Every book will be a standalone for that character, but a continuation of the Pack Aberrant story. Book one is a reverse harem with multiple love interests with the main character. However, this is not a reverse harem series. Some main characters in this series will have monogamous relationships.

*This is intended for ages 18 and older due to sexual content and strong language.

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🌷💀 The Deadly Game 💀🌷

by G. Bailey & Coralee June

Don’t go outside.

Stay away from your windows.

Don’t look the witches in the eye.

Once a year, the bridge between the living and the dead is opened and witches compete in The Deadly Games for a chance to speak with those that have crossed over. Each coven needs a human to participate, and this year I’m forced to help the Hex Coven, a group of sexy witches mourning the loss of their brother. They’re determined to find his killer, curses and evil covens be damned.

Humans rarely survive the games, and I’ve accepted that I won’t make it to morning. Deciding to live this night like it’s my last, I enjoy all the pleasures that the Hex Coven has to offer.

Because to speak to the dead, first you must die.

18+ Dark Reverse Harem Romance.

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🐆 Spotted Her First 🐆

by Emma Dean

Three hot leopard shifters? Yes please.

Piper is a librarian at Sacramento State working on her graduate thesis, but her quiet life turns upside down when three hot guys literally crash into her world. They move into her house and her life, telling her she’s wanted by a demon and a witch for her pharaoh’s blood. She just didn’t realize how much they would take over her life in the name of protecting her.

Piper is overwhelmed by the paranormal world and everything in it, including the fact that somehow all three of these guys are her mates. She has two weeks to find a way out of a demon contract and figure out how she’s going to deal with all three of these domineering shifters in her life and in her apartment. Will Piper be able to save herself and the pride she’s grown attached to before it’s too late?

*This is a steamy reverse harem shifter romance with some MM. All paranormal books by Emma Dean exist in the same paranormal world – the Council of Paranormals.

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🐺 Her Pack🐺

by Candace Wondrake

An unclaimed female wolf shifter is a rarity, kind of like a unicorn. Highly-sought after, even fought for. But if Maia has her way, she’ll stay unclaimed. Maybe it’s a human way of thinking, but she should get to decide who to be with. It isn’t asking for the world.

On the run from her old pack due to a slightmisunderstanding with her intended mate—meaning a claw to his throat—Maia stumbles upon a quaint town in the middle of nowhere. What she does not expect is the trifecta of misfit wolves who’ve made the town their home.

Alarick, the understanding, calm and collected alpha. Farkas, the sarcastic and witty beta. Grimm, the tall, dark and handsome loner. All ridiculously sexy, and they instantly make her question her beliefs.

Maybe being claimed wouldn’t be such a bad thing…

Her Pack is a steamy, reverse harem standalone.

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🐺 Her Wolves 🐺

by Candace Wondrake

With a shifter best friend, Violet’s life was bound to get interesting. Being human and all, she wasn’t expecting her life to go quite like this…

Accidentally kidnapped by two shifter brothers, Violet is taken to a shifter breeding ring, where a lone wolf keeps dozens of females, selling them to the highest bidders for the chance to breed. Breaking out and saving the other women should be easy, right?

Wrong. The brothers only brought Violet there because they’re trying to save their imprisoned sister. Things are more complex than Violet first thought.

What’s worse than getting mistaken for a shifter and brought to a breeding ring? Falling for the brothers who put her in the position to begin with—not to mention the feelings she has for their gorgeous sister.

Oh, yeah. Things are complicated to say the least, but Violet isn’t the kind of person who backs down. Bring. It. On.

Her Wolves is a full-length, standalone sequel to Her Pack, featuring a new cast of characters and a few returning faces. You do not have to read Her Pack before this, but it will enhance your reading experience. This is a steamy why choose novel where Violet will not have to choose between her love interests.

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🎪 Vaudeville Runaway 🎪

by Emma Dean

Can she tame these lions?

Kitty is just a normal girl trying to find her way in the world when she runs into some trouble that brings her right to a traveling circus. Then three insanely hot guys take her in and give her a safe place, and soon she realizes the Circus of Night is far more than it appears.

This is a steamy reverse harem shifter romance with some MM. All paranormal books by Emma Dean exist in the same paranormal world – the Council of Paranormals.

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🐆 Feline Good🐅

by Lana Kole

SO A BARTENDER, HER THREE CATS, AND A VENGEFUL GODDESS WALK INTO A BAR…

There are three types of people on Valentine’s Day. Those desperately in love with love, those bitterly in hate with love, and those who have been so burned by love, they never want to feel its heat again.

It might present itself as the most romantic day of the year—a day for candy, flowers, and jewelry sales to soar as men scramble to show their appreciation for that special someone in their lives. For Maya, the bar owner, mom of three cats, and romantically jaded, it’s just another Thursday, a profitable one.

However, it seems fate has different plans for this holiday. When Maya’s bar is broken into, secrets and histories will be revealed that have been buried by her bloodline. A Goddess never forgets, and this one’s out for blood.

Not to mention the three unlikely heroes that show up to save the day, shedding their fur and whiskers for flesh and muscle. Lots of muscle…

WHO COMES OUT ALIVE?
*This is a 68,000 word Reverse Harem Standalone Novel and is not appropriate for those under the age of 18. Guaranteed HEA. Holiday themes are minimal, making this a great read year round.

Author Raven Kennedy #Interview

Tell us a bit about yourself

Oh shit, talk about myself? Okay. Let’s see… I’m admittedly not that cool. I’m the awkward wallflower chick who has always fit in better with the misfits. I was shy for most of my life, and honestly, if I ever met a reader in real life, I’d probably blush about ten shades of red. I’m a mom and a wife, but I’m just me, too—the pale girl from the desert who drinks creamer in her tea, listens to alternative music, and hates working out but probably should do it, anyway.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes. Always. I know that’s a boring answer, but it’s true. I’ve been writing stories since I was little. I’d fill notebooks with bubbly handwriting that had heart dots over my i’s and j’s. The stories were bad, but they were an escape I could create for myself when I wanted to be in a different world and be a different person.

What was your inspiration for the Heart Hassle series?

At the time, I’d been writing a heavier book that was very difficult for me emotionally to write. So difficult, in fact, that I couldn’t bring myself to finish it. So I needed a light-hearted escape. I’d had this idea for a cupid character for a while. So I thought, I’ll just write it‚—it’ll be a nice break from the heavy. Originally, Signs of Cupidity wasn’t going to be a reverse harem, but the story sort of demanded a #whychoose approach. I wanted it to be fun, funny, and a total escape for readers. Granted, I never thought anyone would actually read it, but I loved Emelle too much not to publish it.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I don’t think I really have quirks while writing. Sometimes I like to listen to music, sometimes I like silence. Sometimes I like to write at night, other times I do well during the day. Sometimes I enjoy writing in the hustle and bustle of my small town hipster cafe, other times I’m just in my leggings on the bed. Really, when I can get any time to myself, I’m writing. Even when I’m not writing, I’m usually thinking of new ideas or scenes for books. It’s a tad annoying when I have to get up at 3 AM to jot down a note in my phone!

What are you working on now?

I have a few projects going on simultaneously. I just finished writing the third Cupidity book, I’m working on a psychological thriller-ish story that is nearly ready, and I have a few surprise releases coming out soon, too. I also have some awesome co-writes coming up, as well as more books in my shifter Misfits world. I’m also doing some darker themed books, to balance out the funny rom-coms. I never want to get stuck pigeon-holed in one type of story, because I love writing all kinds of genres, and I hope my readers will tag along with me.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes are to just enjoy the ride. I’m fucking lucky to be able to write and have people who actually care enough to read my stuff. I have all of these stories in my head, and my hope is that I can get them out and do them justice. My hope is also that people will connect with the characters I create, whether that means I make someone laugh or cry, think, or escape.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Write. Just fucking write, man. It’s hard. Sometimes you don’t want to. Sometimes you doubt yourself. Sometimes you think your words and your ideas are utter shit. But if your soul is in it, and the story is calling to you, just write it. Get it down, and then find people who will be your solid support system. Find your squad. Those beta readers and writing partners who will give you constructive criticism and push you to be better. That makes all the difference. I tried to get a literary agent for years, and I was always rejected. But that’s the beautiful thing about today. Writers can take a chance on themselves without agents, and self publish instead. I was nervous as hell to do it, but I’m so glad I did!

Do you have anything to say to your fans?

Fuck, yes I do. Readers: You guys have blown me away. I still have to pinch myself sometimes to realize that this is real. Particularly the people in my reader group….I’ve never met any of you in real life, but geez, I love you crazy beautiful chicks. I try to read each and every comment and post…even when I’m supposed to be writing and not be on Facebook. Lol. But honestly, you guys encourage me, make me smile, and I love it every time I read that you’ve enjoyed reading one of my stories. Author to reader is a beautiful connection, and I’m so fucking grateful. I hope to meet some of you guys in real life at upcoming book signings. I’ll be the one with the obnoxious red cupid wings. Just kidding. Maybe. Probably.

XOXO—Raven Kennedy

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