Lit Weekly Recap – 08 November 2021

Standalone

One secret kiss under the mistletoe can never lead to happily ever after…right?

Once upon a time, Nora shared the hottest kiss ever—followed by an equally steamy Christmas—with her boss’s super-sexy brother. Then he ghosted her. That was eight years ago. Now, she’s completely over it. And when he shows up at the annual holiday party, she will not let herself repeat past mistakes. This time, she’ll stay far away from the mistletoe…

Ashton doesn’t lose control. Ever. Well, except for that one time. His focus has always been on completing his residency and fellowship programs. But seeing the gorgeous redhead again makes him think that losing a little control, just once more, might be just what the doctor ordered…

Will the magic of the season—with an assist from a certain mischievous matchmaker—convince Nora and Ashton to take a second chance on love? It might just take a Christmas miracle…

Broken #3

09.11.2021

You can’t run from the past… or from a Bellanti.

I’ve always been a foolish girl.
I should have learned my lesson the first time a man betrayed me.
It hurt when Rico abandoned me. My father’s deal was agony.

Dante’s betrayal… it might kill me.

And there’s nothing I can do.
He’s not the kind of man who takes orders from his wife.
And he’ll never let me leave.
There’s nowhere I can go that he won’t find me.

My father forced me to marry him.

Dante made me love him.

It’s my turn to show them all what a Bellanti woman is…

Book Three of Three in the all-new angsty, sizzling Broken Series.

ABC Towers #1

09.11.2021

Billionaire Easton Edgewater waited a long time to find the one he’ll claim for forever.

Fleeing the neverending threat one bad mistake created, Piper Townie is desperate for any job. A new protected location should solve all her problems. But what happens when her irresistible boss uncovers the secret desires she’s hiding from everyone?

Easton Edgewater has given everything to his company for years. When his departing right hand chooses Piper as her replacement, the alluring new assistant keeps catching his eye. Is it possible she’s the one he’s been waiting for?

Standalone

09.11.2021

Wealthy. Reclusive. Dangerous. Emerson LeBlanc doesn’t enter society much. He only ventures out in pursuit of new art for his collection. It starts with a haunting painting. Then he meets the artist…

Innocent Daphne Morelli is more exquisite than anything he’s ever seen. He becomes obsessed with her. It doesn’t matter that she’s a living, breathing person with her own hopes and dreams.

​​​​​​​She’ll be the perfect addition to his collection.

Standalone

09.11.2021

A record-breaking blizzard is on the way to Winter Falls . . . and close quarters sometimes make for strange bedfellows!

Led by their mayor, the citizens of Winter Falls rally together to keep everyone safe during the storm. Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan, but cuddling next to the fire and kissing under the mistletoe leads to a whole lot of romance for these nine couples.

Spend this holiday season with nine of your favorite romance authors as they introduce you to a ski town where love is in the air.

This collection includes ALL NEW stories that are hot enough to melt all the snow headed for Winter Falls.

Standalone

09.11.2021

Are you brave enough to wander on the dark side?

Do forbidden desires and tantalizing temptations call to you?

Get ready to step into the world of lies, deceit and revenge.

Worlds where you can’t look away. No is not an option.

Where strong men but even stronger women reside.

Test the boundaries between love and obsession with these 20+ romantic suspense novels that will leave you breathless, and your sheets soaked.

Delve between the pages and find out if happily ever afters can come from love that’s born in the dark.

For fans of Lisa Renee Jones, Meghan March, Willow Winters, and Aleatha Romig.

Authors in this set include: Lena Bourne, Lexy Timms, Charlotte Byrd, Lisa Lang Blakeney, Lux Miller, Drethi Anis, Linnea May, Ivy Fox, Sahara Roberts, Adelaide Forrest, Adora Crooks, Emily Bowie, Theresa Sederholt, LC Taylor & Allie Rose, Paige P. Horne, K.A Knight, Avery Sen, Margot Scott, Nikita Slater, Ashley Lane, Molly Sloan, Jas T. Ward, and Kristin Alexander.

Standalone

10.11.2021

My name is Amethyst DeMille and I’m in love with a vampire.
Sounds complicated, doesn’t it?
Yet the fact that he’s a sexy, centuries-old blood-drinking vampire isn’t what makes our relationship complicated.
It’s because we live in the same house together, work at the same exclusive club together, and he happens to be my best friend with absolutely no idea how I feel about him.
I mean, sure he’s probably seen me give him heart eyes more than once. Wolf is not only a deadly, charismatic vampire with great persuasion skills, he also happens to be built like a Nordic God, all solid muscle and chiseled bone structure and haunting eyes that I sometimes think tell me more than he wants me to know. He’s the type of guy most women find themselves falling for (and not just because they might end up his next meal).
But despite the simmering sexual tension and yearning between us, I know there’s no way I’ll ever be able to tell him how I feel. After all, I’m a human and he’s a vampire and he’s told me more than once that those love stories never end well.
Too bad my heart doesn’t know the difference.

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Nightwolf is a contemporary vampire romance with a friends-to-lovers twist.
This book is a spinoff of The Dark Eyes Duet, featuring Wolf & Amethyst, but can be read as a total standalone. However, if you are reading it as a series, The Dark Eyes Duet (Black Sunshine and The Blood is Love) should be read first.
It will release wide on November 8th and go into Amazon KU on November 10th.

Dark Academia Book 1

10-11.2021

Don’t go outside on Devil’s Night.

I’m always the good girl. I never stand out. I follow the rules.

At Blackfriars University, there’s one whispered rule: Stay inside the night before Halloween. Hide under your blankets and hope the Orpheus Society isn’t the monster outside your window.

If they get you, you won’t just be humiliated. They’ll put you six feet under.

But I’ve screwed up.

I found bones in a shallow grave. Another good girl, just like me.

Now I’ll do whatever it takes to get to the truth.
I’ll catch the eye of the cruel aristocrat with a haunted gaze.
I’ll tempt the dark priest with forbidden tastes.
I’ll be their shameful little secret. Their plaything. Their sacrifice.

Maybe I don’t want to be a good girl anymore.

Maybe it’s time to break all the rules.

Pretty Girls Make Graves is a dark romantic suspense and part one of the Dark Academia duet. If you enjoy tales of clever heroines, ancient rites, secret societies, cruel princes and wicked priests, dusty libraries and decadent parties, twisted relationships and buried secrets, then prepare to enter the halls of Blackfriars University. You may not return.

Standalone

29.10.2021

Vasili Nikolaev.
Dangerous. Deadly. And most of all, devastating.

He’s the king of New Orleans.
Ruler of the Russian mafia and my best friend’s oldest, mouthwatering brother.

On Halloween night my last year in college, I gave him everything. My body. My heart. My soul.

He burned it all to the ground with the first ray of dawn.

Lessons learned. I’ve moved on. Now, five years later, I have a career I love, a boyfriend. But Vasili is back in my life again. A temptation I don’t need.

One thing is for certain. Nikolaev always settles the score.

He’ll destroy everything and everyone, including my boyfriend.

The question is… What is Vasili’s end game? Will he destroy me all over again or will I be the Phoenix rising from the ashes he left behind and take what I’ve always wanted? Him.

Dinero de Sangre #3

30-10.2021

In this twisted dark cartel romance, revenge and hate collide with the past…

Hunted by a dangerous enemy, Ada Pavalos is forced to place her faith—and her life—in the hands of the man who has been holding her captive in his own twisted bid for revenge.

But the truce they’ve forged between them is fragile, impeded by Ada’s struggle to trust where Domino’s loyalties lie—because what if the deadliest threat isn’t Jaguar after all?

What if it’s Domino who will destroy her in the end?

Dark Vows Duet #2

30.10.2021

He took everything from me, and he isn’t done yet.

Heath used me for his own dark agenda.

Now, I’m back with the man who wants to destroy me, with no chance of breaking free.

Abused, beaten and destroyed, I’m done running.

But I’ll be damned before I accept my fate.

Because I’m a Ferrell, and I’ll never stop fighting.

Even if it means destroying the man who once meant everything to me.

The Widow Maker is the second and final book of the Dark Vows duet. It is not a standalone book.

Rose’s Inferno #1)

31-10.2021

What would you do for your one true love? Would you do whatever you could to save them? Would you sell your soul if necessary? I did, and it was the biggest f*cking mistake of my life…

When faced with losing the love of her life, Rosalind King will do whatever necessary to save him. Even to go as far as to sell her soul. Adjusting to her new life in servitude of Hell, she must balance her human one as a medical examiner in Chicago. With a serial killer on the loose, Rose will stop at nothing to seek retribution for his victims. What she never expected to happen during this whole crazy ordeal was to fall for the demon who purchased her soul, or to be swept off her feet by a blast from the past.

Retribution is book 1 of a dark paranormal romance trilogy. The story of Rose is told over all 3 books, a HEA will not happen until the final book.

⚠ Warning: This book is meant for mature readers, 18+. Retribution is a dark romance and contains scenes and situations that may be upsetting for some readers. The series includes several triggers and sensitive material such as: killing, death, profanity, violence, and sexual assault. Please do not read if you are uncomfortable with any of the above. Thank you.

Standalone

31.10.2021

An emotional, angsty, second-chance romance from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis.

Once there was a boy, with messy blond hair, vibrant blue eyes, and the most dazzling smile, who helped to mend all the dark, broken pieces inside me.

Ryder made a bad situation better. Falling for him wasn’t just inevitable—it was the stars aligning and our souls connecting at the deepest level.

Plans were made, and for the first time ever, I had hope. I believed in the future we were going to build together.

Until he left, without even saying goodbye.

Years have passed, and though I have tried to move on, my heart still lingers on the boy who claimed it.

Now he’s back, saying he wants another chance.

And I’m terrified I’m not finished falling.

This book was previously published as Only Ever You. It has received a makeover and undergone a fresh round of proofreading, but the story has not changed.

Due to mature situations and some dark themes, this angst-filled romance is only recommended to readers aged eighteen and older. Some scenes may be triggering. Please read the note at the start of the book.