“The first year is when some of us lose our lives. The second year is when the rest of us lose our humanity.” —Xaden Riorson
Everyone anticipated Violet Sorrengail to die throughout her first yr at Basgiath War College—Violet included. But Threshing was solely the primary unattainable check meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unfortunate.
Now the actual coaching begins, and Violet’s already questioning how she’ll get by way of. It’s not simply that it’s grueling and maliciously brutal, and even that it’s designed to stretch the riders’ capability for ache past endurance. It’s the brand new vice commandant, who’s made it his private mission to show Violet precisely how powerless she is–until she betrays the person she loves.
Although Violet’s physique may be weaker and frailer than everybody else’s, she nonetheless has her wits—and a will of iron. And management is forgetting a very powerful lesson Basgiath has taught her: Dragon riders make their very own guidelines.
But a willpower to outlive received’t be sufficient this yr.
Because Violet is aware of the actual secret hidden for hundreds of years at Basgiath War College—and nothing, not even dragon hearth, could also be sufficient to avoid wasting them in the long run.
This is the second guide in The Empyrean collection.
Series studying order: Fourth Wing | Iron Flame
✭ NBJ TOP RECOMMENDATION | BDSM ROMANCE + ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Auto mechanic Erin Lockwood will not be solely newly divorced; she’s virtually penniless.
When her emotionally-abusive ex flees the nation to flee arrest for blackmailing different politicians, it’s really a aid—an opportunity to reclaim her life. But retreating to the mountain home gifted by her mom, she’s met by hostility from the close by city. The locals blame Erin for her ex’s corrupt actions that led to the development of a non-public jail, drawing gangs, violence, and demise.
Wilderness information Wyatt Masterson lives by one rule: Don’t Date Locals.
It’s a rule he’s adopted effortlessly till Erin strikes to city, and the town woman will get herself misplaced within the unforgiving woods. He doesn’t wish to just like the politician’s ex, however how can he resist the little mechanic’s chin-up perspective, her fortitude, and her unwavering honesty?
Erin finds Wyatt devastatingly enticing.
The large, rugged cowboy is hard and assured. An unshakable shelter. However, it’s too quickly to become involved with anybody. Look what a mistake she made along with her marriage. She wants time to heal and rediscover herself.
But time is the one factor they don’t have.
Her ex’s crimes have borne violent fruit, and nobody on the town is secure.
This is the tenth guide within the Mountain Masters & Dark Haven collection of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Series really helpful studying order: Master of the Mountain | Simon Says: Mine (novella) | Master of the Abyss | Master of the Dark Side (novella) | My Liege of Dark Haven | Edge of the Enforcer | Master of Freedom (novella) | Master of Solitude | I Will Not Beg | Master of the Wilderness
FRENEMIES TO LOVERS + ONE NIGHT STAND + SMALL TOWN
Everything is falling aside.
I simply received fired—by my father.
My boyfriend determined I wasn’t ok—throughout my Grandma’s funeral.
That scorching man I met on the bar—I didn’t get one kiss from him.
All I’ve left is to begin a brand new life.
But earlier than I embark into the unknown, I head to Kentbury.
Someone has to warn my paternal grandmother that her son desires to depart her destitute.
And who do I discover as an alternative?
Tall, scorching, and scrumptious Bishop Harris.
My failed one-night stand.
He’s attempting to run me out of city.
But between the autumn festivals, apple choosing, and onerous cider, issues get much more attention-grabbing
I’m going from attempting to keep away from the small city to questioning if I can spend greater than Fall in Kentbury.
This is a standalone novella within the Kentbury Taless collection.
Series really helpful studying order: Christmas in Kentbury | Fall in Kentbury | Love in Kentbury (2 Feb 2024)
EX-BEST FRIEND’S BROTHER + SMALL TOWN
I’ve by no means been nice at letting folks in. Life is simpler if I bury my emotions. People are inclined to allow you to down, which is simply confirmed when my finest buddy, Rex, by accident kills a person and lets me take the autumn.
When I get out of jail, the very last thing I would like is to return to Clayton, Oregon, however it’s the place my grandma lives, the one one that’s at all times had my again. My plan is to remain out of hassle, avoid my previous crew, save up, and the second we will, depart city for good.
I would like nothing to do with my household and their unlawful actions. With Riven again, I fear issues will worsen. He and Rex have at all times introduced out the worst in one another, however then I uncover Riven went to jail for one thing my brother did, and my household isn’t blissful to have him dwelling.
Riven desires nothing to do with me, and I don’t blame him. But like a moth to the flame, I’m drawn to him. It begins out as mutual lust, Riven sating the pleasure he craves, whereas I get to satisfy my first-crush fantasies. But with each second, I see there’s extra to Riv than anybody is aware of.
Not everybody would see him as a great man, however to me, he’s the boy who used to attempt to maintain my household’s way of life from changing into mine.
And now he’s the person who risked his coronary heart to fall in love with me…and the one who’d danger extra to guard me.
This is a standalone novel.
When it involves loving a Billionaire, watch out what you want for…
If you’ve learn the papers, you already know my title. Nadia Sokol, sugar child, saved girl. Now, I’m one thing extra.
I’m the girlfriend of Billionaire Paul Crane.
But regardless of how a lot I really like Paul, I’m nonetheless unsure I can reside in his world.
Or if I can belief what we have now is actual.
That’s why he’s given me house to consider what I really need.
And to pursue my profession, a design internship in Paris.
Time to heal, after enduring the brutal assaults of the press, in addition to those that sought to tear us aside.
But now I’m beginning to marvel if that’s actually what I would like.
Because working with my new mentor, Hayden Madsen, feels much less like therapeutic and extra like… temptation.
For as soon as, all my desires are about to come back true.
But one look into Paul’s eyes, and I’m able to danger all of it.
Is Paul able to take the identical likelihood on me?
This is the third and ultimate guide in The Kept Trilogy and it’s not a standalone novel.
Series studying order: The Billionaire’s Arrangement | The Billionaire’s Fascination | The Billionaire’s Devotion
TEAMMATE’S SISTER + SPORTS ROMANCE
Bain Hillridge is new to the Titans and he’s constructing relationships along with his new crew, each on and off the ice. If solely he might maintain his fingers off his teammate’s little sister.
I cherished enjoying for the Arizona Vengeance however I’m stoked to be a part of the legacy the Pittsburgh Titans is constructing. A crew that has risen from the ashes, I’m keen to assist them obtain their aim of profitable a championship. I’m additionally wanting ahead to changing into a part of a brand new hockey household. An evening out with my new mates introduces me to the little sister of our goalie, Drake McGinn, and I’m powerless to withstand her.
Keira and I’ve an on the spot and insatiable attraction and it doesn’t take lengthy earlier than we discover ourselves tousled in each other. While Drake has declared his sister off limits, I’m not deterred as a result of I at all times go for what I would like. I refuse to heed Drake’s warnings and take nice pleasure in goading him each likelihood I get. It’s grow to be considered one of my favourite hobbies, outdoors of constructing his sister scream my title.
As issues with Keira get hotter, emotions begin to develop making it a little bit extra sophisticated than we meant. But a bucket of ice-cold water is tossed on our relationship and we’re pressured to reprioritize every little thing. Neither of us have been in search of greater than a scorching fling however fates get twisted on a regular basis. Faced with powerful selections, Keira and I do know that it doesn’t matter what selections we make, our lives are by no means going to be the identical.
This is the ninth guide within the Pittsburgh Titans collection of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Series really helpful studying order: Baden | Stone | Gage | Coen | Drake | Cannon | Hendrix | Camden | Bain | Boone (Jan 2024) | Callum (Mar 2024)
HISTORICAL FANTASY ROMANCE
Secrets! Magic! Enemies to . . . one thing extra?
Jack Alston, Lord Hawthorn, would love a pleasant, secure, comfy life. After the demise of his twin sister, he thought he was completed with magic for good. But with the specter of a harmful ritual hanging over each magician in Britain, he’s drawn reluctantly again into that world.
Now Jack resides in a weird puzzle-box of a magical London townhouse, serving to an unlikely group of buddies observe down the ultimate piece of the Last Contract earlier than their enemies can do the identical. And to make issues worse, they want the assistance of author and thief Alan Ross.
Cagey and argumentative, Alan is simply on this for the cash. The aristocratic Lord Hawthorn, with all his unearned energy, is every little thing that Alan hates. And sadly, Alan occurs to be every little thing that Jack desires in a single beautiful, infuriating package deal.
When a plot to grab unimaginable energy involves a head at Cheetham Hall—Jack’s ancestral household property, a land so previous and certain in oaths that it’s grown a persona as prickly as its proprietor—Jack, Alan and their allies will grow to be entangled in an evening of champagne, secrets and techniques, and bloody sacrifice . . . and the foundations of magic in Britain can be torn up by the roots earlier than the top.
This is the third and ultimate instalment in The Last Binding trilogy.
Series studying order: A Marvellous Light | A Restless Truth | A Power Unbound
VOYEURISM + SECRET LIFE + STRANGERS TO LOVERS
Who are we? Like you even must ask. We’re the seven richer-than-sin legacies inflicting debauchery on the prestigious Astor University in Manhattan.
Some name us spoiled.
Some name us hassle.
But everybody calls us the Park Avenue Princes.
Donovan “Van” Truitt
Wrong place. Wrong time. Right man.
Showing up at a really indecent movie shoot was an accident. I used to be a extremely paid mannequin. Knowledgeable. I didn’t get down and soiled for the cameras, however one have a look at the intercourse god needing a scene associate and I discovered myself reconsidering.
After all, with a reputation like Sin, a physique out of my rugged lumberjack fantasies, and a head stuffed with dirty-blond hair I wished to seize, he was nearly unattainable to withstand. But I did—till destiny put him again in my sights.
The solely downside? He was the brand new rising star of his business, and that meant he got here with circumstances.
The proposition: If I wished an evening of “Sin,” I wanted to point out up for the cameras.
My phrases: Make positive my id remained a thriller.
It was solely purported to be one time, one scene. But I rapidly realized that something lower than every little thing would by no means be sufficient with him.
Who would’ve thought my blissful accident would result in so many blissful ending…s?
This is the second guide within the Park Avenue Princes collection.
Series studying order: Infamous Park Avenue Prince | Insatiable Park Avenue Prince | Scandalous Park Avenue Prince (8 Feb 2024) | Possessive Park Avenue Prince (11 Apr 2024) | Salacious Park Avenue Prince (13 Jun 2024) | Notorious Park Avenue Prince (5 Sep 2024)
She’s well-known. He hasn’t a clue who she is.
I’m in London, in disguise, attempting to cover from the tabloids, after I slam right into a wall.
Except it’s not a wall. It’s a scorching hunk of British man.
And I simply poured scorching scorching espresso throughout him.
He goes from burn sufferer to my fiancé in three days flat. It’s all faux to divert tabloid consideration away from my current breakup with my longtime boyfriend-turned-traitor.
Except it doesn’t really feel faux. The method he appears to be like at me makes me shiver. When he touches me, I’m molten lava.
Neither of us is in search of something critical.
Except…did I inform you how scorching he appears to be like enjoying bare Twister? He would possibly simply be husband materials.
This is a standalone novel within the Doctors collection.
GRUMPY/SUNSHINE + FORCED PROXIMITY
Devon Pratt loves many issues in life. The great thing about flowers. The yin and yang of power. The energy of positivity in folks. And every little thing to do with the Christmas season.
As a floral store proprietor within the seaside city of Cape May, she appears to be like ahead to adorning each the city and working the annual vacation social gathering to learn the native animal shelter. Too dangerous the brand new proprietor of her favourite venue is extra just like the Grinch than Santa. Working with him can be a problem, however she’s too stuffed with seasonal cheer to let him annoy her, proper?
Jameson Franklin hates many issues in life. Crowds. Fake cheer. Ostentatious décor. And particularly Christmas. The season is filled with issues he’d moderately keep away from, however since taking on the favored restaurant Vintage quickly for his cousin as a favor, he’s attempting to play good with the locals. Too dangerous the florist is insisting on overrunning his sacred house with blooms, canine, and an countless constructive persistence that pushes all of his buttons. But when too many heated confrontations result in heated encounters, he begins to marvel what it might be like to like not solely Christmas, however Devon Pratt.
Let the festivities start.
This is a standalone novella within the Sunshine Sisters collection.
Series really helpful studying order: Love on Beach Avenue | Temptation on Ocean Drive | Forever in Cape May | Christmas in Cape May (novella)
RIVALS TO LOVERS
Mallory Greenleaf is finished with chess. Every transfer counts these days; after the game led to the destruction of her household 4 years earlier, Mallory’s focus is on her mother, her sisters, and the dead-end job that retains the lights on. That is, till she begrudgingly agrees to play in a single final charity match and inadvertently wipes the board with infamous “Kingkiller” Nolan Sawyer: present world champion and reigning Bad Boy of chess.
Nolan’s loss to an unknown rook-ie shocks everybody. What’s much more complicated? His need to cross pawns once more. What type of gambit is Nolan enjoying? The sensible transfer can be to stroll away. Resign. Game over. But Mallory’s victory opens the door to sorely wanted cash-prizes and regardless of every little thing, she will be able to’t assist feeling drawn to the enigmatic strategist….
As she rockets up the ranks, Mallory struggles to maintain her household safely separated from the sport that wrecked it within the first place. And as her love for the game she so desperately wished to hate begins to rekindle, Mallory rapidly realizes that the video games aren’t solely on the board, the highlight is brighter than she imagined, and the competitors may be fierce (-ly enticing. And clever…and infuriating…)
This is a standalone novel.
Evelyn is a witch with an ideal storm of impulses: horrible style in mattress companions, sticky fingers, and a lust for hazard. After she steals from her vampire ex and falls by way of a portal to a different realm, she’s fished out of the waters by a band of seafarers and their telekinetic captain. She’s instantly given a selection—be part of their ship’s crew or die.
Bowen has no reminiscence of his life earlier than he grew to become one of many Cŵn Annwn. He and his band of pirates are certain by vow to patrol by way of Threshold, the magical sea in between realms, preserving the portals to different worlds secure. When he rescues Evelyn, he doesn’t anticipate to be drawn to the unflappably brassy pickpocket. The longer he spends in her presence, the extra he begins to query if his coronary heart is the following factor she’ll steal.
But as pressure heats up between Bowen and Evelyn, the hazard at sea escalates as nicely. Because Evelyn has no intention of preserving her vows to the Cŵn Annwn, and if she betrays the crew, each she and Bowen pays the last word value….
This is a standalone novel within the all-new Crimson Sails collection.
Series really helpful studying order: Hunt on Dark Waters | Blood on the Tide (14 May 2024)
Palmer Sinclair has by no means wanted anybody’s assist. A profitable mortgage officer, she’s all work and no play. But when splitting complications and blurred imaginative and prescient start to have an effect on her job, she begrudgingly sees a physician and receives a analysis that leaves her shaken to her core and with little time left. Facing an unsure future, Palmer makes a bucket checklist, decided to do the issues she’d solely dreamed of earlier than she goes.
Kent Wagner has devoted his life to serving to others. An military medic turned paramedic, he’s an everyday at Palmer’s financial institution who makes his month-to-month automobile mortgage funds in particular person simply to see her radiant smile. After responding to not one however two 911 calls involving Palmer, he learns about her bucket checklist. Touched by her circumstances—and needing a distraction from his personal—Kent gives to take Palmer to the locations on her checklist.
Neither is ready for the emotional journey forward…or how little time they’ve left collectively, however the friendship they discover in that transient time may be essentially the most lasting legacy of all.
This is a standalone novel.
SINGLE DAD + SMALL TOWN
Balancing my profession with being a single dad has grow to be a little bit of a problem. According to my daughter, Cobie, I’m a world-traveling workaholic who doesn’t spend sufficient high quality time along with her. So, this yr, I’m whisking her off to Paris for a two week Christmas trip of a lifetime and leaving work behind, aside from a quick cease in Lake Mistletoe, Idaho to snap images for a journey journal function.
Cobie and I are pressured to hunt refuge within the city’s cozy Gingerbread Inn when considered one of our luggage, the one holding our passports, goes lacking. As days flip into nights, I begin to uncover the allure of Lake Mistletoe and its tight-knit neighborhood. Along the way in which, I discover myself slowly letting go of my inflexible work-focused mindset, and opening as much as new experiences and relationships, whereas Cobie embraces the small city ambiance.
An unlikely bond develops with Sela Prince, a neighborhood with a heat coronary heart and a penchant for seeing the wonder in on a regular basis issues. I’m drawn to her tenacity and vibrance for all times. As we share tales, laughter, and challenges, our connection deepens and I’m discovering it onerous to recollect the the explanation why I can’t keep.
When the vacations are over and our blissful bubble bursts, I’ve to determine if I wish to return to my fast-paced life or embrace the newfound love and sense of belonging I’ve present in Lake Mistletoe. With Sela and Cobie by my facet, can I take an opportunity on a special type of future?
This is a standalone novella within the Lake Mistletoe collection.
Series really helpful studying order: Lake Mistletoe | Smitten in Lake Mistletoe | Stranded in Lake Mistletoe
A horny billionaire and the one girl he can’t have…
Dane Harrington is the epitome of energy, wealth, and success. The self-made billionaire is used to getting what he desires, when he desires it. And he’s nicely conscious he wouldn’t be capable to get all of it completed with out his sensible private assistant, Cammie Chandler.
Cammie is sensible, lovely, and fiercely impartial. And earlier than she ever thought she’d work for Dane, the 2 of them shared a steamy evening stuffed with sensual touches and passionate kisses. But as soon as he supplied her the incredible place as his private assistant, they each agreed the one potential method to make it work was in the event that they remained completely skilled. But regardless of how onerous they’ve each tried, neither of them has been capable of utterly neglect their one unimaginable, horny evening collectively.
When Dane lastly admits the one girl he’s ever actually wished is Cammie, their burning need turns into too highly effective to withstand. Can they throw out the rule guide that has saved them secure for therefore lengthy? Or will a love that appears countless be endlessly doomed?
This is a standalone novel in The Maverick Billionaires collection about horny, self-made males from the fallacious facet of city who survived hell collectively and now have every little thing they ever wished. Each guide is a few totally different Maverick falling head-over-heels for an unimaginable girl he by no means noticed coming.
Series really helpful studying order: Breathless In Love | Reckless In Love | Fearless In Love | Irresistible In Love | Wild In Love | Captivating In Love | Unforgettable In Love | Endless in Love | Reunited in Love (20 Jun 2024)
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