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    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    FATAL HARMONY by Anne Malcom





    Title: Fatal Harmony
    Series: The Vein Chronicles #1
    Author: Anne Malcom
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Release Date: January 31, 2017


    Blurb

    I may be the villain of the story, but at least I get a leading role.

    Evil is a term thrown around history and literature as if it's something so easily definable. A concept to fight against.

    Evil doesn’t exist.

    Neither does ‘good.’

    Vampires do, though.

    I just happen to be one.

    I’ve cruised through the centuries managing to avoid all the wars, supernatural and human, but still going to all the best parties.

    I would say I avoided bloodshed, but it’s kind of part of the whole ‘vampire’ thing.

    I’ve lived on the fringes of a society that considered cruelty and sadism favorable character traits for almost five hundred years. Now I'm in the middle of a war that might just put my nonbeating heart in a lot of danger.

    Battles, I can handle.

    The impossible attraction between me and the vampire slayer, not to mention the penetrating gaze of the king of our race, on the other hand?

    I might not get out undead.

    Release Blast: HEARTBREAKER by Stacey Kennedy


    Handcuffs aren’t just part of their job...



    HEARTBREAKER
    Filthy Dirty Love #1
    Stacey Kennedy
    Releasing Jan 31st, 2017



    Handcuffs aren’t just part of their job in this sizzling new standalone novel by USA
    Today bestselling author, Stacey Kennedy.

    Veteran cop, Maddox Hunt, is all about the job. Sure, there are women—lots of women, truth be told—but there’s no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O’Neil is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is her. The scent of her. The taste of her. 

    Fresh out of field training, Joss has thrown herself into her job, determined to kick-start her career. And while police work has its thrills, her gorgeous new boss is what really gets her pulse pounding. Too bad he’s nothing but a distraction. Especially since he’s as devastatingly handsome as she remembers, and his sexy smile arrests her heart.

    1001 DARK NIGHTS: BUNDLE NINE Anthology

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    We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. Introducing Discovery authors Melanie Harlow and Lili Valente, the Bundle contains 6 novellas, including novellas from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Carrie Ann Ryan, Heather Graham, Jennifer Probst, and Christopher Rice! Grab your copy of this incredible bundle today!





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    About 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine:

    From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Carrie Ann Ryan, Heather Graham, Jennifer Probst, Christopher Rice, and introducing Melanie Harlow and Lili Valente.

    Six Dark Tales. Six Sensual Stories. Six Page Turners.

    HOT AND COLD by Mikey Lee & Amy Briggs

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    He's unable to resist her. He refuses to give up on her.

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    "Firefighters AND cops? Amy Briggs AND Mikey Lee? This is kind of a no-brainer to pick up. Who can say no to firefighters, cops, Amy Briggs, AND Mikey Lee? Really? No one." ~ Kristin ~ Book Lovers Obsession

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    "I LOVED this book! It's got crime, mystery, drama, and ohh yeah SEX!! ~ Goodreads Reviewer

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    Blurb:
    Dani Moore has been burned.
    Still recovering emotionally from a recent assault, Dani spends her days blogging and riding around with her brother, a homicide detective. She's going through the motions with no real hope of ever getting back to "normal life." But when she meets Scott Walker, the city's new arson investigator, the heat between them is undeniable.

    THE FAILING HOURS by Sara Ney

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    Are you ready to meet Zeke? Sara Ney's HOW TO DATE A DOUCHEBAG: THE FAILING HOURS is available now, and trust us - you do not want to miss this one!


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    About THE FAILING HOURS

    Zeke Daniels isn't just a douchebag; he's an asshole.
    A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships--most assholes don't.
    Dating? Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.
    He's never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he's never had any intention of having one.Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they're related; his own friends don't even like him.
    So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca?
    Sweet, quiet Violet--his opposite in every sense of the word. The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.
    And that pisses him off, too.
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    THE KNIGHT by Skye Warren

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    Grab THE KNIGHT by Skye Warren NOW!

    “Positively sinful, and outrageously sexy! Emotions run high and readers will be left gasping.” – New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones

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    The power of pleasure…

    Gabriel Miller took everything from me. My family. My innocence. My home. The only thing I have left is the determination to get back what’s mine.

    He thinks he’s beaten me. He thinks he’s won. What he doesn’t realize is that every pawn has the chance to become a queen.

    And the game has only just begun.

    THE KNIGHT is book two in the Endgame series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.

    COLD SECRETS by Toni Anderson

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    The next book in Toni Anderson's bestselling Cold Justice series, COLD SECRETS, is available now! Romantic suspense lovers do not want to miss this one.


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    About COLD SECRETS

    When an international ring of sex traffickers kidnaps an eight-year-old girl in Boston, FBI Agent Lucas Randall heads undercover. But his rescue operation goes disastrously wrong and Lucas barely escapes with his life. Now the ruthless traffickers are hunting him down, along with everyone else who threatens their operation.

    Computer expert Ashley Chen joined the FBI to fight against evil in the world—evil she experienced firsthand. She has mad skills, and deadly secrets, and once she starts working with Lucas, she also has big trouble, because after years of pushing people away, she’s falling for the guy. The feeling is more than mutual, but as Ashley intensifies her online pursuit of the trafficking ring, her traumatic past collides with her present and suddenly Lucas can’t tell which side she’s on. And as the case escalates into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, it turns out Ashley isn’t the only one with something to hide.

    If neither can trust the other with their secrets, how can they trust each other with their hearts?

    INFINI by Krista & Becca Ritchie

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    by Krista & Becca Ritchie
    Aerial Ethereal #2
    Publication Date: January 31, 2017
    Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance



    “Don’t have a best friend that’s a girl” — this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn’t take it. Because he followed with, “friends don’t f*ck friends. And you’ll want to f*ck her.”

    It was terrible advice.

    My cousin should’ve told me that being best friends with Baylee Wright — since she was twelve — would be the best and worst decision of my life.

    He should have told me to protect her from what was coming.

    He should have told me that when a darkness crawled towards us, there’d be no safety net.

    Now I’ve signed back on to the same Vegas acrobatic show as Baylee, working together for the first time in years. And she tells me that she’s having trouble in a certain “area” of her life — because of our past.

    “You can help me fix it,” she says.

    And then she hands me a list.

    JUST LISTEN by D. Breeze

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    Synopsis
    Depression is just a word. It means less to me than it does to you and I’m the one who’s living it.
    I live. I love. I laugh.
    And you’ll believe all my lies.
    Because she does too.

    The world is a stranger.
    But everyone thinks they know me.
    My body has all the answers.
    But my mind can’t understand them.
    I’m drowning everyday.
    But I never go near water.
    The air in my lungs is toxic.
    But I’m breathing all the time.

    You’ll think you understand.
    But how can you?
    Even with her, I'm alone.

    Cover Reveal: PIN ME DOWN by Holly Dodd


    Pin Me Down
    Holly Dodd
    (Brewhouse #2)
    Publication date: February 28th 2017
    Genres: New Adult, Romance, Young Adult
    Mia Reynolds isn’t interested in relationships. She refuses to follow the same troubled path her codependent mother traveled. Now that she’s graduated from college and has a real job, paying her loads of money, the world is hers for the plucking. She doesn’t need a man at her side, keeping her from having fun. Especially Regi, whose brandy brown eyes and gravelly voice have haunted her since high-school. Together their gunpowder and fire, explosive but dangerous. She’s only willing to give him her body, but never her heart.
    Regi O’Connell has been concealing his heartbreak for years. Despite the endless amount of women in his bed, there’s only one whose claimed his heart and soul. But Mia refuses to give him a chance outside of the sheets. He’s her dirty little secret, one she has no plans on revealing to the world. Sometimes all it takes is one incident, one flash of regret, to change who you were, and become who you are meant to be. Mia’s heart is unyielding, a lock-box without a key. She needs to let him in, or let him go. He’s giving it one more shot to show the women of his dreams that love doesn’t make you weak, but stronger than steel.

    Excerpt Reveal: LOST IN BETWEEN by KL Kreig

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    Lost in Between by KL Kreig is coming February 20th!
    Keep reading for an excerpt!

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    Blurb:
    We all have one.

    A price.

    That magic number that will get us to agree to do anything, be anything.

    Don’t sit on your gold-plated high horse and say you don’t because you do. Everyone does. Each of us has something we covet enough that we’d sell ourselves to have it.

    What’s my tipping point, you ask? Apparently a cool quarter mil will do the trick.

    What does one do for 250 large, you wonder? Anything the infamous, gorgeous playboy of Seattle wants. For the next four months I’ll be Shaw Mercer’s arm candy, his beck and call girl, his faux girlfriend. I’ll be his to command, mold, push and pull in any direction he sees fit.

    I’ll fight falling into bed with him. I’ll fight falling in love with him even harder. I’ll fail at both. And when my past and present collide in the most unexpected of ways, I’ll learn that while one man’s love for me has never died, the only man’s love I really want will never be mine.

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    Teaser: PUCKED OFF by Helena Hunting


    Pucked Off by Helena Hunting
    Publication Date: February 21st, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance


    Synopsis:
    ***A Standalone novel in The Pucked Series***

    I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance."

    I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

    Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

    I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

    At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

    I shouldn’t want her.

    But I do. 

    I should leave her alone.

    But I won’t. 

    CRUSH ME by Stasia Black

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    Release Date: January 31, 2017

    Synopsis


    From the very beginning, I suspected I was making a bargain with the devil. I accepted Bryce Gentry’s position as his personal assistant knowing there was more to the job than answering emails and taking meeting notes. I mean, so what if he likes to watch me do my office work without my shirt on? No big deal. All I care about is making ends meet and taking care of my son. But Gentry seems determined to make me a pawn in his personal vendettas and power plays.

    And then there’s Gentry’s handsome former collaborator and current rival: Jackson Vale. Jackson makes me FEEL. He makes me feel alive. Feel sexy. Feel in control and out of control at the same time. He makes me want a future when I can barely manage the day to day.

    For a girl like me, it’s dangerous to want. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this life, it’s to never put my heart on the line.

    The stakes of these games are getting too high, too fast. It was just supposed to be a job. But now I’m stuck between two men intent on destroying one another. Will I make it out of this with my heart, soul, and body intact, or will this CRUSH ME?

    Warning: Contains triggers and dark themes which may be distressing to some readers.

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    FIXING FATE by Anna Brooks

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    Mellie Jamison is afraid of the world after her security and innocence were stolen as a teen. Now in her early twenties, she’s content with her secluded lifestyle and her cat... at least, that's what she tells herself. When a grandfather she never met leaves her an abandoned house, she has no choice but to set out on a journey she never wanted to take.

    Review: 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine

    1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine by Carrie Ann Ryan
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    I've told y'all before that I love anthologies right? Because I do. I really do. I love getting a taste of what each other has to offer. I love the different voices we get to read/hear in one book. I love how diverse it shows that romance can be. So many people who don't read romance, or don't have a fine appreciation for it, view romance stories as pretty one-dimensional. I can't tell you how many times I've witnessed people roll their eyes when they realize I'm reading yet another romance novel. For all those naysayers, READ A ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY!! Especially one of the 1001 Dark Nights bundles. Because they're amazing. Each and every single one of them.

    My reviews of the stories included in Bundle Nine:

    Hidden Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan
    Blood on the Bayou by Heather Graham
    Searching For Mine by Jennifer Probst
    Dance of Desire by Christopher Rice
    Some Sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow
    Magnificent Bastard by Lili Valente

    Release Date: January 31, 2017
    Book Type: Romance Anthology



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    Review: Magnificent Bastard

    Magnificent Bastard Magnificent Bastard by Lili Valente
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    I absolutely loved this story. LOVED IT!! Being inside Sebastian's head (Bash) was a blast! He made me think, laugh, swoon, and gasp from the intensity of his feelings. Whether he was helping a woman find her inner warrior, figuring out what he really wanted out of life, casually observing the behaviour of complete strangers, or falling in love with Penny, there was never a dull moment. And damn, but Bash was incredibly hot when it came to the bedroom. Or floor. Or wall. Or shower.

    Honestly, I could continue to rave on and on about the gloriousness of this story, but I won't. Because I gave this 5 stars and that should be enough to let you know how awesome I think it was. And should give you some incentive to try the book out for yourself. Enjoy!

    Release Date: April 25, 2016
    Genre: Romantic Comedy
    POV: Male - 1st person
    Steam: 4 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone

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    Review: Some Sort of Happy

    Some Sort of Happy Some Sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    This book was truly a work of beauty. It was open and honest, heartwarming and endearing, and heartbreakingly real. I couldn't help but fall in love with these characters and their story and become invested in their happily ever after.

    As much as I came to enjoy Skylar and her charming inner monologues, Sebastian was the one who mattered the most to me. How could he not when I found pieces of me in him? I suffer from high anxiety due to some traumatic events in my past and there are times when my OCD gets a little hard to handle. But over recent years, through lots of therapy, I've gotten better. Never cured but manageable. So I could definitely relate to Sebastian. Ha, his number is 8 and mine is 6! Although OCD manifests itself in different ways for different people, I really enjoyed this glimpse into a realistic character trying to cope with it.

    This story was about two people at the cusp of starting over. The buildup of their increasing connection was altogether adorable, engaging, and hot damn can this author write erotic scenes! Sebastian and Skylar were so hot together and their chemistry was further proof of how they were destined to be. Each interaction was another testament to how beautiful and believable they were.

    I loved how Melanie Harlow wrote this story. It was uncomfortably accurate and incredibly sensitive. I loved Skylar's easy acceptance of each of Sebastian's "quirks". How she supported him , helped to guide him, and simply loved him unconditionally. In all honesty, I cheered each time Sebastian overcame each of his self-imposed obstacles and I know that it was all due to the way the author phrased each scene and painted each picture. I was satisfied with where this couple ended up, even if I can't help but want more.

    Release Date: September 22, 2015
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 4 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone with character crossover

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    Review: Dance of Desire

    Dance of Desire Dance of Desire by Christopher Rice
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    So I've read something from Christopher Rice before, but it was a thriller. Kinda what I expected from him. And his mother. But when I heard that he had branched out into contemporary work, I had to see what's what. This book was PHENOMENAL!!

    This story started out with heartbreak but I soon found solace in the forbidden love of Amber and Caleb. After being torn apart soon after falling in love, many years later they were finally free to pursue and explore their feelings and it was beautiful. And oh so freaking hot!! The plot was well-developed, I enjoyed the taboo backstory of the characters, and I laughed SO much over their antics throughout. I'm just saying... Caleb's guitar playing by the pool scene was HILARIOUS!!

    Release Date: February 23, 2016
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 3rd person
    Steam: 4 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone novella

    *Read as part of the 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine anthology

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    Review: Searching for Mine

    Searching for Mine Searching for Mine by Jennifer Probst
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    At 38 years old, Connor Dunkle is set to complete his last semester of college. He's that much closer to getting his degree and qualifying for a managerial position within the construction company he works for. If only he could bring his grade up in English. It seems his professor, Ella Blake, who comes across as dowdy and repressed, really has it out for him with all of the F's she keeps handing out. Ella challenges him, both academically and personally, to dig deeper, find substance, and get real. I enjoyed every minute of this enemies-to-friends-to-lovers romance. It was wonderful to see Connor learn to see beyond the surface of everything.

    Release Date: February 9, 2016
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 3rd person
    Steam: 3 out of 5
    Book Type: Series Novella (Book 4.5 of the Searching For series)

    *Read as part of the 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine anthology

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    Review: Blood on the Bayou

    Blood on the Bayou Blood on the Bayou by Heather Graham
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Bodies have turned up in the swamps of Louisiana and the general public is convinced that the rougarou has come back to kill once again. It's up to Quinn and Danni, with the help of their supportive crew, to distinguish fact from legend and catch a killer. This story was creepy, mysterious, and a fast-paced whodunit.

    Although it was pretty short, it was jam-packed with what are considered facts by the locals. Legends, myths, cultural phenomenon, whatever you want to call it, the author brought all of that to this story and I found it so intriguing. It added a certain spice to the story, that's for sure!

    Release Date: January 26, 2016
    Genre: Paranormal Thriller
    POV: Dual - 3rd person
    Steam: 1 out of 5
    Book Type: Series Novella (Book 3.6 of the Cafferty and Quinn series)

    *Read as part of the 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine anthology

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    Review: Hidden Ink

    Hidden Ink Hidden Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Hailey and Sloane's happily ever after was hard won. Shoot the battle had started before they'd even me. They both carried those battle scars and the weight wasn't only physical. Friends for years, they had circled around each other and fought against their inevitability. Finally giving in to their feelings, they had to put their ghosts to rest, accept their flaws, and learn to count on each other for love, support and acceptance. The characters were endearing, their stories were heartbreaking, and their beginning was beautiful.

    Release Date: January 12, 2016
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 3rd person
    Steam: 3 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone novella

    *Read as part of the 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine anthology

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    Monday, January 30, 2017

    Review: Hot and Cold

    Hot and Cold Hot and Cold by Mikey Lee
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    3.5 "I got to see Seth Lane again" stars!!

    The story starts of with us immediately being thrust into a crime scene, which I really enjoyed. There's a fire with an obvious murder victim and Scott, an arson investigator, and Clayton, a homicide detective, are called to the scene. These two have to work together to solve the crime because one scene turns into two and they've got to stop a serial killer before more bodies pile up. This made for an interesting plot because I'm such a sucker for a mystery/suspense/thriller.

    However, there was a romantic theme throughout the story as well, which involved Scott and Clayton's sister, Dani. Having recently dealt with a trauma that had left her scared of her own shadow, Dani wasn't prepared for her immediate attraction to Scott. Luckily Scott was just as drawn to her and with the help of her brother, he helped her feel safe and comfortable in his company. Their relationship strangely blossomed in the midst of the murder investigation.

    The reasons I didn't' rate this book higher were:
    ❧ the lack of details re: Dani's assault. It was mentioned and there was obviously a fallout, but the details were limited. The fact that it was brought up in the first place, I thought it would hold more of an impact.
    ❧ the writing wasn't completely fluid. There were POV changes within the same paragraph which made it a bit difficult to keep up with.

    In the end, these issues were pretty minor and only slightly detracted from my overall enjoyment of this book. If you're looking for a fairly light and suspenseful read, give HOT AND COLD a read.

    Release Date: January 31, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary with suspense/mystery/thriller elements
    POV: Multiple - 3rd person
    Steam: 2 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone


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    Blog Tour: CARNAL OBSESSION by Reily Garrett


    A romantic
    suspense with a twist.

    INTERTWINED by Sasha Brummer

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    Cover Design: Sommer Stein/Perfect Pear Creative
    Release Date: January 30th, 2017

    Synopsis

    Amplified emotional highs have been my downfall. I’ve lost parts of myself to the dark corners of my heart because of the damage others have inflicted.

    Whiskey might be able to ease the burn of one’s soul, but this time it might not be enough to survive. Instead of letting me wither in the cracks of my desiccated soul, he pushes me to appreciate the scars, instead of avoiding the bruises.

    I’ve had more than my share of sanctioned hell, and I am through living in a limbo between who I should be and who I am. I won’t allow myself to become a casualty of my own mind again.

    I am no longer carrying the obscurities of my life around with me when he chooses to stand and fight beside me.

    With him, I finally see what it means to be living.

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    PENANCE AND PROMISES by L.A. Cotton

    Penance and Promises

    by L.A. Cotton
    A Chastity Falls Novella
    Publication Date: January 30, 2017
    Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance



    Seven years ago, Ana Parry walked into Chastity Falls Academy and changed the lives of Jackson Pierce and Braiden Donohue. Her arrival set into motion a series of events that none of them could have ever predicted.
    But they got out.

    Escaping Chastity Falls, they left behind a life built on lies and secrets, danger and fear.

    … Didn’t they?

    Penance will be served, promises will be made.
    Welcome to the end of Chastity Falls.