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The origins of Judeo-Christian religion and mythology come together in this mature science fiction page-turner.
To combat overpopulation on the planet Orion, the government releases a birth control virus to keep women from becoming pregnant. Only the brightest and most attractive of their species are allowed to mate. But the virus rages out of control, killing both mother and child. Attempts to develop a cure fail. They only have one option left: search other worlds for advanced societies that may be able to help.
The two most intelligent minds on Orion—and former best friends—Lucifer and Zues band together to search for a secret planet. When they finally arrive, they are greeted with unexplainable death and destruction. This planet is not the answer. Something doesn’t add up. They discover an extra unknown planet in the solar system.
The new planet is covered in lush land masses and bodies of water. Different species of hominids run—and mate—freely. Fire-breathing dragons guard the land. Lucifer is determined to figure out who or what created this planet. He thinks it just might be the key to saving Orion and the Orionites
What if all the gods and goddesses of our myths and legends were actually aliens? What if they came from another world looking to save their own race? What if Earth was a designed planet; a zoo tended by cloned dragons? If these questions add up to a lot of “what if”s, then it’s possible that you have found yourself reading a book written by the enigmatic BCE called In The Beginning.
His face was illuminated by the full moon and I tried not to stare at his lips. I think I must have failed as he gave me a knowing smile. I forced myself to meet his eyes as he said, “I’ll call you soon, Misha. And Oliver was right, I would have regretted not seeing you tonight.”
Erik is on the hunt for the perfect woman…not for love…but for his secret little project.
When introduced to Misha, he knows she could be the one. Someone who’s lost everything, someone who could do with the money he has to offer… If only he could separate business and pleasure!
Author’s Note: This is a standalone novel of 50,000 words, part of the Billionaire Matchmaker Series which can be read in any order. This book includes scenes that will make you blush, intended for adults only! For a limited time, this book will include bonus stories to extend your reading pleasure
Very cute contemporary romance about love at first fling. The storyline in the beginning was not very believable. The storyline got better as it progressed although at times it felt a bit rushed. There was no real depth to the characters and seemed to jump around time points. The whole story was charming though, two people overcoming obstacles to be together to find happiness. There were minor spelling errors but nothing major. This story is for adult audiences only. I’m an independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock and am giving this book 3.5 Hearts.
According to history and our own Reverend Jacob Mallory, 107 years ago the town of Willow, Georgia’s library innocently burned down during a storm. The new library that is on the same ground is a carbon-copy of the old one, right down to the wormholes in the wood.
It is during a trip to locate a special file in the library’s archives that I bump into William, a lost soul bound to the sanctum of the library walls. It is he who introduces me to John and they tell me the real truth about that fateful evening.
I now know both history and the Reverend lie.
Once William and John tell me about the true reason for the library to still be there, I set out on a plan to rid the town of its evil once and for all.
What if color held the secrets to powerful magic?
Forced to move into the palace, Jessa begins training as a Color Alchemist under the direction of the kingdom’s most eligible bachelor, Prince Lucas. As an alchemist, Jessa must capture and harness the color of living things. Every color has a unique purpose, except red. Red is the untapped magic no one can access—until Jessa.
Prince Lucas is running out of time. His mother is deathly ill and healing magic hasn’t worked. When Lucas suspects someone is using alchemy to control her, he sets out to discover the truth, no matter the cost.
PRISM is the first installment of a unique young adult romantic fantasy series where a dystopian world with a Victorian flair meets the dynamic magic of color!
“…The (quite literally) colorful landscape—animated by an intriguing cast—is complex but well-explained. Masterfully plotted, Walker builds to not one but several unexpected twists in the novel’s final pages. Readers will no doubt clamor for the next book in this series; a thrilling start from an exciting new talent.” –Kirkus Reviews
A teenager with dreams of being the best ballerina in the kingdom is suddenly discovered to have a hidden talent with magic. The Prince takes an interest in her and tries to keep her from being abused by the evil head security officer. But is it his father they both need to be kept safe from?
In RESCUE ME, Quirky, Private Investigator, Sage McGuire has her self-defense skills down pat, but still needs rescuing from a vicious lobster.
In addition to frightening crustaceans, she has a secret admirer known only as Smiley Emoji, a major confusing case, and a purse-snatcher she had to go mano-a-mano with.
Sage is obsessed with her lack of cooking skills. When she flunks a cooking class, she is still determined to fix Carter Morgan, her sex-as-hell boyfriend, a gourmet meal he will never forget.
Just another typical day for PI McGuire.
Sage will soon be back in HOLD ME – A Sage McGuire Romance.
Sage is an accident prone PI with a tiny paranormal twist. Her ex boss’ ghost visits her in dreams to convince her to take certain cases. Her policeman boyfriend is always worried about her tendency to get herself hurt, which leads to some cute encounters between the other officers on the force and herself.
It’s a really cute romantic thriller comedy mixture with some seriously steamy sex scenes. While it’s very short, and usually I complain about length, it seemed put together well enough that I didn’t really mind. Although this seems to be at least the second book in this series, there was no trouble following at all, and the teasers for what happened before were just enough to make me want to check it out!! As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I gave it four full hearts. Fun, cute and even has a dog!
FREDDIE ENTANGLED ~ BLURB
Violence marked Freddie Edun’s early years. Coming to work for the Essiens saved him from the angry young man he was and gave him focus. Now he’s walking the path of success, and partnership in Banks Security business is within reach. He just has to seal this deal with a potential customer first. Until he meets the client’s wife, and the deal risks taking a nose dive.
Kike Ogun married young to a man who dazzled her with his bogus charm. She’s lived like a caged bird for many years, but with a looming milestone birthday on the horizon, she is determined to walk a new path of self-love. If she could just ignore the electrifying and forbidden attraction she feels towards a younger man from the first moment they meet.
With a devious husband who refuses to let go, she’s going to need help—Freddie’s protection—to stay alive long enough to celebrate her upcoming birthday. And she’s going to have to give in to her dark passion for him and finally unleash the natural woman inside. If it’s only sex, then what’s love got to do it?
This story unravels in two instalments—this is the first part.
The second part, Freddie Untangled, is coming soon
FREDDIE UNTANGLED ~ BLURB
Kike has struggled for years to break out of the chains of her marriage to Lekan. After moving out of the Ogun estate, she has to cope with condemnation not just from family and friends but from unseen followers as the story of her relationship with Freddie becomes media fodder. She’s finally free to love a man who loves her but is she about to lose everything else that matters to her?
Freddie has a new family—Kike and the kids—and he has to pull out all the stops if he is to outwit a powerful sociopathic pastor as well as and deal with ghosts from his past that come to haunt him. He will do whatever it takes to keep the woman he loves safe but the price might be his sanity and his life.
Lekan is not about to give up on a woman he sees as his property and uses every weapon in his arsenal to get Kike back, including following through on the threats he made.
With the odds stacked up against Kike and Freddie, is a happy future together even possible? Will they ever be out of Lekan’s reach?
This story unravels in two instalments—this is the second part and not a standalone.
As a lover of romance novels, Kiru wanted to read stories about Africans falling in love. When she couldn’t find those books, she decided to write the stories she wanted to read.
Kiru writes passionate romance and sensual erotica stories featuring African characters whether on the continent or in the Diaspora. When she’s not writing you can find her either immersed in a good book or catching up with friends and family. She currently lives in the South of England with her husband and three children.
Kiru is a founding member of Romance Writers of West Africa. In 2011, her debut romance novella, His Treasure, won the Book of the Year at the Love Romances Café Awards. She is the 2015 Romance Writer of the Year at the Nigerian Writers Awards.
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In this thrilling conclusion to the bestselling Meritropolis trilogy, Charley and company chase the Czar to Meritopia, a utopian city set among celestial heights in the mountains. Just to get near the city, Charley will have to brave terrifying new animal combos roaming wild among the stark wilderness, and if he succeeds in summiting the peak, there’s no assurances that he will even be able to gain access. Meritopia might deign to be a perfect society based on merit, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s invited. But Charley’s not the kind of person who waits for an invitation to do what needs to be done and this is his last chance to zero the System and avenge his brother’s death.
Interview with the Author
Q – What or who was your inspiration to write in this genre?
I’ve read a lot in the YA dystopian genre so I would say it’s a mix of a lot of different things. I really just wanted to explore this question of, “What gives a person their worth?” Is it their usefulness to society? Is it because someone loves them? Is it because of how they look? Is it because of their health or ability? As a Christian, I believe that everyone has worth because they are made in the image of God so I wanted to explore some different takes on this question. I think that the post-apocalyptic/dystopian/scifi-ish genre was the best vehicle to tackle some of those deep philosophical questions in a fun and interesting way.
Q – Okay, so you’re a Christian… Well, I don’t like reading Christian fiction so interview’s over, I guess—
Not so fast. I am a Christian, but this is most definitely NOT Christian fiction, at least in the technical sense. There are certainly some Christian themes like courage in the face of evil, grace to love and forgive even when someone doesn’t deserve it, and the biggest themes of identity and worth, the value of a person, as mentioned above, and it’s a very CLEAN book, which a lot of parents have told me they really appreciate. That being said, this is very much a secular young adult dystopian fiction series, and one that I think hits a lot of the tropes and conventions in the genre, but in some new and interesting ways that might just surprise you. For those who care to look there are also some deeper philosophical underpinnings floating just below the surface of a book that is almost pure action. Just wait until you meet Charley, he’s more of an “act first, think later” type of person, if you know what I mean—in other words, your typical teenage boy…
Q – Are there any books that have inspired you at any time while you’ve been writing?
I read a LOT in many different genres so there are many different things that have shaped my writing over the years, but I wouldn’t say there was any one particular book, or books, that I was consciously looking to for inspiration while writing Meritropolis. Looking back though I can definitely see different threads of influence in almost everything I have read over the years that contribute to make Meritropolis what it is: the strong protagonist of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, the philosophical bent of C.S. Lewis’ fiction where there are layers upon layers of meaning, the bleak dystopian setting of Hugh Howey’s WOOL series, and many more.
Q – Where can we learn more about you and your other books?
If you visit my website at JoelOhman.com, I’ve currently got some free Kindle eBooks that I’m giving away to everyone who subscribes to my newsletter.
In book 3 of this awesome series Charlie and friends are chasing the Czar, the creator of the System. I’m zeroing the Czar they hope to zero the system. They have to get to the city of Meritopia but will their scores be high enough to get through the gates? On their travels the find many more strange animal combos, some helpful and some even more dangerous than what they’ve faced before. Can Charlie control himself and do what he feels he needs to do to avenge his brother or will his animalistic rage get the best of him?
This is an action packed story from start to finish and I couldn’t put it down. I love the characters and some I loved to hate. I would definitely like to read more about this world and hope the author will continue this great series.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 5 hearts
Former Navy SEAL Sebastian “Bash” Lockard died in Afghanistan after leaping on a grenade to save his comrades. Little did he know his act of heroism would grant him a ticket into Heaven’s elite army as one of the few and powerful Archangels. Struggling with his new existence, Bash still retains his human memories, leaving behind a wife he loves with all of his heart. Although he’s forbidden to see her, he can’t resist her lure, or the mortal desires he harbors for her.
As a young widow and nurse, Irene Lockard still mourns her husband two years after his untimely death. His absence is everywhere, and when her best friend weds, she hits an emotional rock bottom. As if summoned from the skies above, Sebastian appears before her, and they share an unforgettable night. But when he once again vanishes, she wonders if she’s truly gone mad with grief.
The only way Sebastian can remain with Irene is if he makes the ultimate sacrifice. But will she overcome her fear of losing him again to another war?
A standalone dark paranormal romance and book nine in The Soul Mate Tree series
Most people who consider themselves romantics believe that their loved ones watch over them after death and that we all have a guardian angel. Often those beliefs are fueled by grief and, upon reaching acceptance, we can believe that our loved ones are in a better place, perhaps, but that we are on our own. For Irene Lockard, losing her Navy SEAL husband, Sebastian, reaching the acceptance stage of grief has been difficult and the chance encounter with a patient in her hospital, whose daughter claims that an angel saved them, surviving her husband’s death may not be the hardest thing she’s ever done.
I am a huge fan of second chance Romance novels. Typically, those come in the form of high school sweethearts reuniting after many years or widows finding love with their Beloved’s best friend. For lovers to be reunited after the death of one of them brought a whole different take to this concept. I love the idea of a Navy SEAL becoming an angel because I believe that all of our military are our country’s guardian angels. And for true love to not be lost beyond death warms the cockles of my heart.
There is some violence, as one might imagine in a book concerning angels fighting demons. The sex scenes are hot and well-written, and explicit enough that I recommend this book for readers over 18. I will definitely have to find other works by this author.
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock
Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny.
You shouldn’t want what you can’t have…
Faye Donovan has lost everything. After her parent’s tragic death, she’s whisked away from her home in Ireland when an unknown uncle surfaces as her new guardian.
Dropped smack-dab into the All-American dream, Faye should feel grateful. Except living with her wealthy uncle, his fashion-empire-owning wife, and their seven screwed-up sons is quickly turning into a nightmare—especially when certain inappropriate feelings arise.
Kyler Kennedy makes her head hurt and her heart race, but he’s her cousin.
He’s off limits.
And he’s not exactly welcoming—Kyler is ignorant, moody, and downright cruel at times—but Faye sees behind the mask he wears, recognizing a kindred spirit.
Kyler has sworn off girls, yet Faye gets under his skin. The more he pushes her away, the more he’s drawn to her, but acting on those feelings risks a crap-ton of prejudice, and any whiff of scandal could damage the precious Kennedy brand.
Concealing their feelings seems like the only choice.
But when everyone has something to hide, a secret is a very dangerous thing.
Full of scandal, dysfunctional families, teen soap-opera-style angst and drama, secrets and lies, mean girls and catfights, lust and love, book one in the unputdownable Kennedy Boys series will have you flipping the pages’ way beyond bedtime!
Only recommended to readers aged 17+ due to mature content and language.
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Finding Kyler is a forbidden romance and I am kind of biased about them. There is nothing more romantic than a love you shouldn’t have. That is where real devotion is shown, ladies! In this case, our hero and heroine try to deny their growing emotions for each other. After all, they are cousins. Seems kind of reasonable to do what they did since this isn’t a boss-worker or a student-teacher relationship. Their relationship is a little more complex than that and things will get even more complicated or maybe less complicated once certain secrets are revealed. I so want to give you a head up but I fear I will give away the secrets of the whole trilogy and that would be bad.
What I can say is that you will absolutely adore Faye. She is a sweet girl that can be quite stubborn. She lost her parents and must leave the only home she has ever known for a life of luxury at a foreign city with her uncle and 7 cousins. Seems kind of exotic and not such a bad deal, right? After all, it is way better than staying all alone when you are underage. Too bad her new environment isn’t as welcoming as she would have liked it to be. She is drawn into a whole full of problems, secrets, deceiving and every sin and mistake there is into this world. Honestly, there are some very twisted things that are talked about. Well, I guess that seeing them as dark or twisted depends on your point of view. Nevertheless, I don’t think it is bad to talk about it. I believe there is some truth to those kinds of situations we should all be aware of so we can beware of them or know how to handle them.
I don’t wish to speak a lot about Kyler. I kind of want you to treat him as an enigma you want to figure out when you read the book. I just want you to know that there is more to him that you may think. So, don’t be too harsh on him at first and give him a chance to show you the good man he is and can be.
Reviewer of Romance Authors That Rock
It’s here! The highly-anticipated conclusion to The Dragonlords of Xandakar series!
Austin Pryce is young and wealthy, a financial guru living in a multi-million dollar house near San Francisco. His entire life, every decision is a stroke of good fortune and every investment bears fruit. It’s almost as if he has a golden touch. Or perhaps something or someone wants to keep him happy and rich, away from the events of a troubled world and a destiny that awaits him.
Fiora Whitefang is a wolf shifter, orphaned as an infant, raised in a secret brotherhood sworn to a strange mission she doesn’t understand. She’s supposed to live in Austin’s world, to watch over him without his knowledge, protecting him from some unknown threat. And yet, after several years of guarding him from the shadows, she has grown to think of him as spoiled and soft, hardly worth protecting at all.
Meanwhile, a world away, a dark force has swept across the land. A group of heroes has banded together to try to stop it, but they face an unimaginably powerful evil. A leader from another world, a dragon from legend, will need to travel to his home to bind the heroes together and lead them into battle. Along the way, he will need to learn who he truly is, and relearn everything he thought he knew about love, family, and fate.
“Dragon Gold: A Tale Untold” is the fifth and final book in the Dragonlords of Xandakar series. It has a little bit of steam, and of course, a happy ending.
This book is great. The stories develop quickly and draw the reader right in. The characters come alive and really make the reader want to keep reading. This is a great book for anyone who enjoys paranormal stories, especially if you like dragon shifters. I am going to have to go back and read the first four books myself.
I’m giving this book 5 hearts
Reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock