Author: Evelyn Rosado
Publisher: Fade To Black Publishing, Inc.
Dakota: I'm infatuated with Braden. He became my addiction the moment we kissed. And that was a grave mistake. I wish it never happened. But I yearn for that feeling every time I close my eyes. He knew how I felt and sometimes he would gaze at me in ways that made me writhe. But these are lines that shouldn't be blurred. Ever. Eyes that shouldn’t lock. Lips that shouldn’t be sucked. I can’t forget his touch no matter how hard I try. It burns so sweet. This was not supposed to happen. This is forbidden. Because…Braden is the older brother of my boyfriend—Jordan. And Jordan died years ago. Braden: Dakota is off-limits, an enticement that branded my spirit with this insatiable appetite to have her, seize her, and savor her like she was made for me. But if I stepped over that boundary, if I gave into my desire, I wasn’t sure I could endure the regret that continued to burden my life. It would change the course of both of our lives. And it might make things become too far gone for the scars of our past to heal. It terrifies me, wanting to open a door that I don’t know what lies behind it. But I can’t back away from it. The desire is too convincing. But my hunger for her…it courses through me, burning hotter and hotter. I know how this ends. The hunger clouds my thoughts, slowly chipping at my resolve, to the point where I can no longer resist. My infatuation for her is the only way I could feel alive. But it races through my blood, like a drug, increasing its grip, its command burrowing deeper within me until it swallows me whole. Dakota is my drug. My ravenous craving. My fix. This is playing in fire. I’m well aware of that. And it won’t stop me at all. keywords: new adult romance 2016, new adult romance, bad boys and good girls, coming of age romance, strong female lead, contemporary romance, scarred hero, gritty romance, starting over, tragic past, tattooed hero
Author: Sarah Mallory
After being shamelessly seduced by a married man, Zelah Pentewan finds her reputation is in tatters. Determined to rise above the gossipmongers, Zelah knows she can rely on no one but herself. But her independence takes a knock when a terrifying stranger must come to her aid. Major Dominic Coale's formidable manner is notorious, but Zelah shows no signs of fear. She doesn't cower at his touch as she begins to get a glimpse of the man behind the scars….
Author: A. J. Duggan
Category: Victims of terrorism
A debut contemporary novel concerning the life of a victim of terrorism in the years following an attack.
Author: Ottilie Weber,Jenn Waterman
Corporal Riley Nolan is back home and out of the hospital after sustaining severe injuries in a skirmish overseas. His physical injuries may be healed, though he is left with horrible scars all over his body. His mind is still healing, and he has almost no contact with the world outside his small dark apartment. After the death of her parents and being forced to sell their house and move into an apartment in a new town, Eponine is left picking up the pieces while trying to maintain a normal life for her little sister, Genevieve. Can these new neighbors help each other heal, finding the light and laughter in the world again? Most importantly, can Eponine help Riley see he's not the monster he believes himself to be beneath the scars?
Author: Dave Sivers
A VIOLENT DEATH... In a quiet market town in Buckinghamshire, a brutal killer strikes, shattering any illusions Detective Inspector Lizzie Archer might have had about her new patch in Aylesbury Vale being a sleepy hollow. NEW SCARS... Disfigured in the line of duty, Archer has transferred in from the Met, hoping to make a fresh start in her life and her career. The last thing she needs is an awkward colleague, but that is what she seems to find in Detective Sergeant Dan Baines. OLD SCARS... Baines bears scars of his own, the kind that cannot be seen. Eleven years ago, his family fell victim to a serial killer, and recently his life has fallen into fresh turmoil. Haunted by dreams and visions of his still-missing son, and confused by feelings for his murdered wife's identical twin sister, he finds himself resenting a new boss who knows nothing about the area. HOW MANY MORE VICTIMS? But the killer shows no sign of stopping and with no obvious connection between the victims and the body count rising daily, Archer and Baines must put aside their differences and work together if they are to stop a maniac whose appetite for slaughter seemingly knows no bounds.
Author: China Miéville
Publisher: Del Rey
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from China Miéville’s Embassytown. A mythmaker of the highest order, China Miéville has emblazoned the fantasy novel with fresh language, startling images, and stunning originality. Set in the same sprawling world of Miéville’s Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel, Perdido Street Station, this latest epic introduces a whole new cast of intriguing characters and dazzling creations. Aboard a vast seafaring vessel, a band of prisoners and slaves, their bodies remade into grotesque biological oddities, is being transported to the fledgling colony of New Crobuzon. But the journey is not theirs alone. They are joined by a handful of travelers, each with a reason for fleeing the city. Among them is Bellis Coldwine, a renowned linguist whose services as an interpreter grant her passage—and escape from horrific punishment. For she is linked to Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin, the brilliant renegade scientist who has unwittingly unleashed a nightmare upon New Crobuzon. For Bellis, the plan is clear: live among the new frontiersmen of the colony until it is safe to return home. But when the ship is besieged by pirates on the Swollen Ocean, the senior officers are summarily executed. The surviving passengers are brought to Armada, a city constructed from the hulls of pirated ships, a floating, landless mass ruled by the bizarre duality called the Lovers. On Armada, everyone is given work, and even Remades live as equals to humans, Cactae, and Cray. Yet no one may ever leave. Lonely and embittered in her captivity, Bellis knows that to show dissent is a death sentence. Instead, she must furtively seek information about Armada’s agenda. The answer lies in the dark, amorphous shapes that float undetected miles below the waters—terrifying entities with a singular, chilling mission. . . . China Miéville is a writer for a new era—and The Scar is a luminous, brilliantly imagined novel that is nothing short of spectacular.
Author: Meghan March
I'm the guy you love to hate. In every story in my life, I seem to end up playing the villain-and I've got the scars to prove it. That role works fine for me, because I'm sure as hell not anyone's hero. I run my life and my empire with an iron fist-until she knocks my tightly controlled world off its axis. She's nobody's damsel in distress, but I can't help but want to save her anyway. I guess we're about to find out if there's a hero buried beneath these scars.
Author: Maaza Mengiste
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"An important novel, rich in compassion for its anguished characters."—The New York Times Book Review This memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on the eve of a revolution. Yonas kneels in his mother’s prayer room, pleading to his god for an end to the violence that has wracked his family and country. His father, Hailu, a prominent doctor, has been ordered to report to jail after helping a victim of state-sanctioned torture to die. And Dawit, Hailu’s youngest son, has joined an underground resistance movement—a choice that will lead to more upheaval and bloodshed across a ravaged Ethiopia. Beneath the Lion’s Gaze tells a gripping story of family, of the bonds of love and friendship set in a time and place that has rarely been explored in fiction. It is a story about the lengths human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution. Emotionally gripping, poetic, and indelibly tragic, Beneath The Lion’s Gaze is a transcendent and powerful debut.
Author: Cherise Sinclair
Publisher: Vanscoy Publishing Group
Category: Bondage (Sexual behavior)
Contemporary BDSM erotic romance "(contains Club Shadowlands & Dark Citadel)" CLUB SHADOWLANDS Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she's sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she's a professional woman--an accountant--and surely isn't a submissive . . . is she? Master Z hasn't been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She's intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can't resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within. DARK CITADEL After Kari breaks up with her date during Beginner's Night at Club Shadowlands, she's given the option to continue with an experienced dominant. Despite her steamy fantasies about BDSM, the inexperienced schoolteacher plans to simply observe. Yet under the unyielding hands of Master Dan, she not only participates, but gives him everything he asks for. There is nothing she can hide from him. Not her passion...or her love. Still mourning the death of his wife, Master Dan avoids getting involved with women and he never takes a sub twice. But this modest little beginner is such a sweetie, one night is far from enough. As he plumbs her responses, taking her ever deeper into the world of BDSM, the gentle submissive begins to show him how barren his life has become and what a dark citadel he's made of his heart. During their three nights together, the teacher will learn to submit...can she teach the master to love?
Author: Marie Rochelle
Publisher: Red Rose
Are you able to see what is hidden right under your eyes? Rynne Slater, a twenty-eight year old, gorgeous, intelligent African American woman has been tied to her desk for the past six years working on a miracle scar remover. She hasn't thought about dating anyone until she meets the local town hermit, Pierce McMahon. Rynne promises not to let herself fall for Pierce, but that vow is put to the test as she wants to learn more about the man beneath the hood. Pierce McMahon hasn't been approached by any woman since his ex-girlfriend cut up his face in a fit of anger. He always thought he didn't want a woman's company anymore. But that all goes out the window when he opens his front door and finds the alluring ebony beauty Rynne standing on his porch. More than anything, he wants to make her his and he refuses to allow the narrow-minded opinions of her brother or his sister to stand in his way. But how can he make that happen when a whole town hates him because of the way he look. Will Rynne finally be the one to look... Beneath the Surface?
Author: Janet Beard
In 1957, Mary Alice McDonnell was a rebellious teenager in love with a rich Yankee boy, Michael Harrison, who had just moved to her small Virginia mountain town - much to the chagrin of her strict God-fearing mother, Lavinia. By 2004, Mary Alice has become a sixty-three-year-old spinster biology teacher who hasn't spoken to her mother in over forty years. When Lavinia dies, Mary Alice's graduate-student niece, Claire, inherits the family house and moves to Virginia, bringing along a deep curiosity about her family's dark past, as well as news of the long-lost Michael Harrison.
A novel set against the background of the 1998 U.S. embassy in Nairobi
Author: David Franklyn
The novel is about the human condition, healing, love, and forgiveness. It is about a woman who has been traumatized by the tragedy of the bombing, her husband’s attempt to heal and rescue her, and a young man coming to terms with the death of one of his friends in the same tragedy.
Author: Meghan March
Publisher: Meghan March LLC
From New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March comes a riveting new stand alone novel in the addictive Beneath series. Are you ready to go back to New Orleans? Look, but don’t touch…she might as well wear a neon sign that says it. It just makes me want her more. She might be above me in every way, but I still want her under me. I’ve got no business touching her rich-girl skin, but that won’t stop me from stealing a taste. Because rules were meant to be broken—especially when the prize is so fine. In a world where nothing is as it seems, what's buried beneath these lies? Beneath These Lies is the fifth book in the Beneath series, but each of these hot contemporary romances can be enjoyed as a stand alone. Then again, why would you want to miss out on all the alpha heroes and the women who bring them to their knees? After all, there's something for everyone in New Orleans... The entire Beneath series is now live and each book in the Beneath series can be read as a standalone. Beneath This Mask, Beneath #1 (Now FREE) Beneath This Ink, Beneath #2 Beneath These Chains, Beneath #3 Beneath These Scars, Beneath #4 Beneath These Lies, Beneath #5 Beneath These Shadows, Beneath #6 Beneath The Truth, Beneath #7 Topics:New Orleans, New Orleans Romance, French Quarter, tattoo, tattoo shop, alpha hero, alpha, bad boy, alpha bad boy, alpha bad boy hero, dangerous, dangerous hero, smart heroine, strong heroine, strong female, cop, police officer, mystery romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, suspense.
Author: MK Schiller
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
Emma Cooper is determined to fulfill her mother's dying wish to scatter her ashes with Aiden Sheffield in Linx, Texas. Just one problem. Why Texas and who the hell is Aiden Sheffield? The only clue is a faded piece of her mother's stationary. Emma imagines Aiden is a former love of her mother's, but when she meets the beautiful, damaged stranger, she realizes her assumptions couldn't be more wrong. He's hot and young. And Emma is as confused as ever. Aiden Sheffield would rather go to hell than Linx. Who does Emma think she is disrupting his carefully built life? The last thing the Marine needs is to slice open the sealed wounds of his painful past. Yet, as he gets to know the lovely Emma, a woman who manages to smile even though she's lost everything, he changes his mind. He will not let her go to hell alone. But neither is prepared for the devastating evil waiting for them at the end of the road. It might just destroy them.
Author: Melanie Moreland
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Berührend, herzzerreißend, einfach magisch! Alles, was Zachary Adams will, ist allein gelassen zu werden. Menschen meidet er, da sie sich von seinen Narben abgestoßen fühlen. Seine Bilder, der Ozean und die Einsamkeit - das ist seine Welt. Doch dann lässt er Megan Greene in sein Leben. Auf der Flucht vor ihrer Vergangenheit, hat die junge Schriftstellerin nur ein Ziel: zur Ruhe kommen. Das Sommerhaus in Maine, das ihr eine Freundin zur Verfügung stellt, ist perfekt. Das Meer, der Strand und das kleine Städtchen sind alles, was sie braucht. Bis sie über ein Gemälde stolpert, das sie auf den ersten Blick fasziniert. Bis sie auf den verschlossenen Künstler trifft, der ihr mit diesem Bild aus der Seele spricht. Bis sie Zachs Geheimnisse aufdeckt und damit zerstört, was sie sich aufgebaut haben ... "Ein unglaublich gefühlvolle Liebesgeschichte!" Book Bitches Der neue Roman von Bestseller-Autorin Melanie Moreland
Author: Pam Godwin
Publisher: Pam Godwin
They meet by chance. The timing is wrong. Three years later, she finds him again, but their separation was poisoned with narcotics and bloodied by enslavement. Her freedom gambled away, Charlee Grosky escapes the international businessman who held her captive. But his power reaches beyond her protective barriers and threatens everyone she has come to love. Jay Mayard wears his tortured secrets under his rock god facade. Drugs are his release, even as he seeks to be the man forged of the steel only she can see. In a celebrity world filled with paparazzi, groupies, and drugs, Jay and Charlee must face their worst fears. When the battle is over, what will be left...Beneath The Burn. Contains rock star, alpha, musician, suspense, thriller, dark romance, captive, master, slave, erotica, dominance, submission
Author: Caitlin Crews
"Rafe McFarland, 8th Earl of Pembroke - and 21st century heartthrob - has secretly wed ex-model and tabloid darling Angel Tilson! Angel's long been believed to be in financial difficulty, prompting feverish speculation that her marriage to the tortured billionaire is one of the strictest convenience. Bearing terrible scars from his time in the military, Rafe rarely leaves his remote Scottish estate. And with the terms of this deal negotiated, possibly behind tightly closed bedroom doors, is Rafe demanding repayment - in kind - from his new wife?"--P.  of cover.
Author: Aminatta Forna
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
An award-winning Scottish and Sierra Leonean novelist “brilliantly portrays the atmosphere” of Croatia in this haunting tale of war, history, and secrets (The Guardian). Visitors are not common in the small Croatian village of Gost, so Duro is surprised to see a strange car pull up to a well-known farmhouse just outside of town. Laura, a British woman, and her two children are refurbishing the home to be their summer cottage, and Duro agrees to lend a hand, becoming Laura’s confidant along the way. But the rest of the residents of Gost are not so pleased to have outsiders in their midst. As Duro works to shield Laura and her family from the town’s hostility, volatile secrets begin to bubble to the surface—secrets that could threaten everyone in the seemingly sleepy town, even the unwitting new residents. The Hired Man is a story of lost love, dangerous history, and quiet malice. “Not since Remains of the Day has an author so skillfully revealed the way history’s layers are invisible to all but it’s participants, who do what they must to survive” (The Boston Globe).
Author: Adriana Locke
Falling in love is easy. Falling out of love is the hardest thing in the world. And Elin and Ty Whitt are terrible at it. The first time the local basketball star smiled at Elin, she was a goner. It was just so damn easy to fall for the dark-haired hometown hero with his charming smile and strong, athletic build. Thousands of sleepy smiles, aimless drives down country roads, and squeaks of the backdoor after a swing shift later, reality hits. And it hits hard. Falling in love was definitely the easy part. Watching it break apart was impossible. Through the tears, the second-guesses, the memories of a life built together, the world keeps spinning. With each turn comes clarity and hope-sometimes in the form of a pair of muddy boots by the back door or from the words of a wise friend. When Ty shows back up with a new found determination to put his family back together, Elin's torn between the fights of the past and the possibility of a new start. This is the man that holds her heart, the man she loves beyond anything else. But this is also the one person in the world that can cause her the most pain. Life's not always easy. Love's not for the faint of heart. But with life comes lessons and Ty and Elin have the scars to prove it. But it's their love written in those scars that will hold them together ... or break them apart.