Holy cannoli! It's here!!! We are extremely excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Heather Lyons' THE COLLECTORS' SOCIETY!! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy. This is Alice as you have never seen her before...
THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Synopsis:From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.
After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.
It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?
“Do you find my ability to converse lacking, Doctor?”
He chuckles softly, no doubt remembering how I wasn’t chatty with anyone, himself included, for the first month of my stay. To be fair, it is difficult to carry on an invigorating discussion when one is shaking so hard from withdrawals they fear they might shatter into thousands of painful pieces before a single word can be uttered. Plus, there was the whole bit of how once I did open up, I raved liked a lunatic about things no normal person could imagine being true.
“Certainly not,” he says to me. “But as I must stay at the Pleasance and you must go forth into the world, it will do you good to practice on somebody new.”
“Then send in one of the orderlies. Or one of the nurses. I’ll happily chat with a staff member.”
One of his bushy, out-of-control eyebrows lifts high into his forehead.
“There are people out there who are quite content being solitary,” I point out. “Who do not need to converse with anybody but themselves and their dogs.”
He sets his pen down. “What about cats?”
Rigor mortis sets in ever so briefly at this question.
“You father said you were quite fond of cats growing up. There was one in particular that you favored. Dinah, was it not?”
“I’m—” I have to clear my throat. “Lately, I wonder if perhaps I’m more of a dog person after all.”
About Heather Lyons:
Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.
that teenaged girl who has MS. You haven’t met me, but you’ve seen me around.
You probably know my sister. We’re twins, and she’s the pretty one. Maybe
you’ve heard about my reputation, how much I like to hook up at parties—how
easy it is to get me in bed, get what you want, and forget about me after.
Forget what you think you know. I’m leaving
that girl behind.
College is all about new beginnings. So from
now on—I’m just Cass. And the rest…it isn’t written yet. And no one else gets
to write my story for me.
“Tyson Preeter doesn’t do can’t.”
That’s exactly what I want people to think
when they see me. I am strong, invincible, confident, intelligent—arrogant. I’m
the man who always finds a way around, over and through—until there’s nothing
left. Since losing my ability to walk six years ago, I’ve relearned life. I
don’t need sympathy. I don’t want charity. And I don’t do love.
It’s better this way, saves my disappointments
for me, and me alone, and it saves my strength for everything I want.
But Cass Owens is about to wreck everything.
She’s about to steal all of my strength away from me, because she needs it
more. She’s about to break all of my rules, and break down all of my walls.
She’s about to own me…completely.
And I’m about to let her. *This is book 2 in The Falling Series. This Is
Falling is available for review.
“So honestly, when do I get to kiss you again?” She laughs at my harsh left turn in our conversation. I love the way she laughs. There’s this rasping sound that comes from deep inside her that shows it’s genuine, and her smile creases deep into her cheeks.
She flops to her back, and I instantly kick myself for causing her to move away. “You’re really trying to wear me down, aren’t you?” she says, her hand running along the side of her face until she covers her eyes, peering at me through her barely spread fingers.
“Wow, well…I’ve never really had to wear anyone down before…” I say, shielding my slightly dented ego.
“And that’s precisely why we need to be friends, and why I can’t kiss you…” she starts, and I interrupt.
“Again,” I say.
“Right, again,” she whispers and moves her hand back to cover her eyes. I take this opportunity to roll onto my side and really look at her, the way her lips barely part when she breathes, the small twitches they make when she fights against her body’s urge to smile, the tiny movement of her tongue as it wets her lips. Ihaveto kiss her again.
“But…and hear me out,” I say, startling her with how close I am. She uncovers her eyes and turns to face me, scooting back a few more inches just to maintain this new self-imposed “safety”distance. “Maybe the fact that I am willing to work so hard just to get you to say yes makes you different.”
She stares into my eyes for several long seconds, her lips slightly parted as she considers this. “Am I? Different?” she asks.
“Now see, there’s the catch,” I say, running my thumb softly over the wrinkles in the sheet between us. “I can’t know for certain unless I kiss you again.”
“Ohreally,” she says, smirking.
“Cross my heart,” I say, motioning my hand across my chest. “It’s in the handbook.”
“There’s a handbook,” she says.
“Uh, duh. There’salwaysa handbook,” I challenge back.
“And your handbook says you can’t tell if I’m worth your time without jamming your tongue down my throat?” she fires back.
“Wow. Again with the word slap,” I say, secretly loving this back-and-forth we’ve got going now.
“Word slap?” she questions.
“Yeah, like, you just bitch-slapped me in the face with your words. Word slap,” I say with a shrug. She holds my gaze after this and bites at the corner of her lip, her eyes squinting as she decides her next move.
“Okay, how’s this,” she says, leaning in a little closer, closing the gap in the invisible barrier she seems to have instituted when I started talking about kissing. “You can kiss me again…” I move toward her on instinct, but she’s quick to put her hand against my chest to stop me. I grip it, tight, and meet the dare in her eyes. “But not until you mean it.”
There’s a fire in her eyes when she says this, one that I don’t disrespect, and don’t dare cross. It’s not threatening, but it’s serious, and I have this feeling churning in my stomach that Cass Owens is what Nate and I like to call agame changer. Her words have my heart racing, my mind worried that I can’t mean it enough, at least not yet. All of our playfulness from seconds before has ceased with this line she’s drawn, and I will obey it.
Holding her gaze, I lift the hand I’ve trapped against my body to my mouth and press my lips to her open palm. I don’t speak, and I don’t break our line of sight. But I don’t kiss her, either.
Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. She is the author of
four young and new adult romances, with her fifth title, This Is Falling, set
to release in late August 2014.
Scott has been writing and editing for
newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the
stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and
towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.
When she's not writing, the odds are high that
she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop
flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona
Diamondbacks. Scott is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU
(fork 'em, Devils).
McMillian is man that everyone loves. Women fall at his feet everywhere he
goes, and men want to be him. Working at the fire department in the small shore
town where he grew up, staying close to the only constant in his life, his best
friends, has been all Joey thought he wanted in life. While his friends have
all found love and started families, Joey bounces from woman to woman, never
opening himself up to the opportunity of loving someone and being truly loved
Kat Pierce is a fiercely independent thirty something who knows Joey’s
womanizing ways far too well. When she lands a teaching job and moves into her
cousin’s house at the shore, she finds herself with Joey more than she would
like. There’s always been an attraction between the two of them, but Kat knows
better than to act on her feelings. Her heart has been broken before, and she
knows Joey is a one way ticket to having it broken again.
Will Joey and Kat find the love they are looking for?
Teasers, from His Jar of Hearts
He doesn’t deserve you or your sympathy Kat.You deserve so much more than him.You deserve to be cherished.”
“I know you’re confused about Kevin right now.But I’m asking you to give me a chance Kat.Give me a chance to show you the man I want to be.The man that you make me want to be before you decide to go back to him.”
I can feel Dave shining down on me right now as if all of my doubts about finding love all these years was for a reason.To get me to this place.
S.P Cervantes lives in
Orange County, California with her husband and three children, where she is a
teacher. She enjoys spending time with her family, writing, reading, and
running, but is always thinking of an idea for her next novel.
S.P. Cervantes is the author of the highly rated New Adult Romantic Fantasy
series Secrets of Shadow Hill. "Always and Forever" and "The
Prophecy" are the first two book in the series that are available now. The
third book in the series, "War of Wizards" will be released May 27,
S.P. Cervantes also has a contemporary romance series, A Broken Fairy Tale, in
with the first book of the series, "Dust to Dust (A Broken Fairy
Tale)" released March 4, 2014.
The second book of the series, "Wished Away" will be released August,
Genre: Romance Separated by fame, reunited through music. When Jennifer Summers returns to the U.S. after spending two years in Africa, she has some decisions to make. Should she resume her singing career or continue to live a secluded life out of the spotlight in the hopes that her stalker won't be able to locate her? Years ago Jake Ackerson let Jennifer go so she could pursue her dreams. When she suddenly returns to their hometown he's determined to rekindle his relationship with the woman he never stopped loving. Jake's band is temporarily without a singer, and Jennifer agrees to take the position, but in doing so she is once again pushed into the limelight, and she knows it's only a matter of time before danger strikes. Will Jake be able to protect her, and can he convince her to put past hurts aside and give their relationship another shot? Content Warning: contains some sexual content ~Excerpt~ "Hmm, that water looks inviting," Jake remarked. They walked up to the edge of the pool. He reached out to pull Jennifer into his arms, but she managed to escape his grasp. "Oh, no you don't." She darted away from him. "What?" Jake gave her a fake look of shock and a mocking smile. As he reached for her again she gleefully squealed and ran from him to the other end of the pool. Jake came up fast behind her, chuckling as she put her hands up in defense. He grabbed her and drew her toward the pool. "Don't you want to take a nice dip in the pool, Jenn?" "I think we need swimsuits on to do that," she said. "Oh, I don't know about that," Jake retorted. He finally got his arms around her and started kissing her. She responded to his kisses breathlessly. As his hands moved up and down her back, each touch set off a barrage of tingling excitement and sensual feelings within her. Slowly, he edged her toward the pool until they stood right next to it. She turned so that Jake's back faced the pool. She gingerly brought her arms around to his chest and gave him a shove. He fell backward into the pool and came up from the water sputtering. He swam to the side of the pool to get out then made a beeline toward her. She laughed as he caught up with her. Grinning wolfishly, he said, "It's your turn now." "You asked for it, Jake, trying to toss me in the pool. I know you too well." She giggled as Jake picked her up and hoisted her over his shoulder. Just as he tossed her in the pool, she grabbed him by the neck and they both went colliding in. They came up from the water breathless and laughing. He lifted her up on to the side of the pool and she bent down to kiss him on his mouth. He responded by claiming her lips as his own. After a heady kiss, he pulled back. "You're chilled. Let's get you out of these wet clothes." "A plight that's all your fault," Jennifer responded playfully. * * * * Tom climbed up into a tree at the end of the property line to watch the couple. First, he saw Jennifer come home, and then a man showed up. Tom pulled his high-powered binoculars out to get a closer look. It looked like she had fixed him dinner and now they were sitting in the kitchen eating. Tom knew if he didn't get out of the tree and head back to his room to eat and take his medication, the voices in his head would start up again. But he wanted to stay and watch them. After they ate, they went out on the deck by the pool. He saw her kissing him! Tom felt like he was going to vomit. Now they were romping around the pool after she pushed him in. I wish he'd drown. His anger was turning to rage, and it was getting out of control. Buy Links: Beachwalk Press ~About the Author~ Constance Bretes is an author of contemporary romance and suspense. Her romance books are often set in different parts of the country, but her favorite site is Montana. She's married to her best friend and resides in Michigan with him and a houseful of cats. When she's not at her regular 8-to-5 job, she can be found writing, researching, and spending time with her husband.
Synopsis: Lost In Me - Book #1 - Lexi Ryan - April 2014
Lost in Me is the
first book in the Here and Now series, a spin-off of the New York Times
and USA Today bestselling New Hope series. This sexy amnesia love
triangle is intended for mature readers.
The last thing I
remember is having drinks at Brady’s and trying to avoid eye-contact
with my life-long crush—the gorgeous, unattainable Maximilian Hallowell.
They tell me that was a year ago, but I have no memories of anything
since then. What I do have is this ring on my finger that Max says he
gave me, and this much-thinner body I’ve dreamed of most of my life.
Aside from a case of retrograde amnesia, everything seems
But the deeper I immerse myself into this new
world of mine—planning a wedding to a man I don't remember dating,
attempting to run a business I don't remember starting—the clearer it
becomes that nothing is as it seems. Do I have the life I’ve always
wanted or is it a facade propped up by secrets I don't even know I have?
need answers before I marry Max, and the only person who seems to have
them is the angry, tatted, sexy-as-sin rocker Nate Crane. And Nate wants
me for himself.
Lost in Me is not a standalone novel, as the story continues in Here and Now book two, Fall to You, releasing in June.
Synopsis: Fall to You - Book #2 - Lexi Ryan - June 2014
Torn between two men…
I woke up after the accident, I couldn’t remember anything from the
last year—including my relationship with Max Hallowell or anything about
Nate Crane. Now my memories are returning, but instead of answering my
questions, they’re leaving me with more.
The man who broke my heart and wants to be my future…
is all I ever wanted, and now he wants to marry me. He’ll do everything
he can to fill my life with love, family, and security. I need those
things now more than ever. But can I trust him?
The man who stole my heart and wants to let me go…
never made me promises, and I never asked him to. I’d been on the
rebound, looking for a distraction, and he made me feel beautiful and
wanted when I needed to feel those things most. He says he has to let me
go, but what if I can’t let go of him?
With every revelation and every passing day, I feel more like Alice down the rabbit hole. I’m falling. Who will catch me?
to You is the second book in the Here and Now series. It is not a
stand-alone and is intended to be read following Lost in Me. Hanna’s
story concludes in book three, All for This.
Synopsis: All For This - Book #3 - Lexi Ryan - August 2014
What if you would never remember the day you made the most important decision of your life?
what they’re telling me about the day of my accident—the day I put on
Max’s ring and chose him over Nate. I’m counting on the wisdom behind a
decision I don’t remember making.
Max is amazing—sexy, sweet, and
kind. I was starting to believe happily-ever-after might be in my
future after all. Then the unthinkable happened and my world imploded.
If I’m going to make this work with Max, I need my missing memories, or
at least answers from about those five days before my accident.
But what does my future hold if those answers aren’t anything like I imagined?