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December 2015: Featured Sales

This month our featured sales are three great books with a holiday theme. Get them now for only 99 cents each!

Sunnys Second Chance
Sunny's Second Chance by Nola Cross
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance / Interracial Romance / Holiday Theme
Formats: pdf (for Adobe Reader), lit (for Microsoft Reader), mobi (for Mobi and Kindle), epub (for Nook), and html.
Price: $3.99 $0.99

What if love really is better the second time around?

It's a rough Christmas for just-divorced Sunny Williamson and her six-year-old daughter, Jasmine. When your no-good husband leaves you for a pretty young dancer, it's hard not to feel old, fat, and frumpy. But then she meets a handsome widower, Ben Stillman, and his young son, Spencer. The two kids hit it off, dragging their parents into an unwitting friendship.

Sunny's never thought about dating a white man. The whole interracial thing seems risky, especially since Jasmine is still struggling with adjusting to her father's defection. What if the little girl gets attached to Ben and Spencer and things don't work out?

Ben has been struggling under the weight of grief since his wife's death a year ago. He suspects it's too soon to move on, but somehow he wants to make Christmas special for Spencer. Then he meets Sunny and everything changes. She chases away the darkness and makes him feel alive again. Can the two of them learn to trust the magic between them long enough to give love a second chance?

Content Warning: contains sensual sex and some explicit language

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The Mariners Gift
The Mariner's Gift by Kaylie Newell
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance / Holiday Theme
Formats: pdf (for Adobe Reader), lit (for Microsoft Reader), mobi (for Mobi and Kindle), epub (for Nook), and html.
Price: $2.99 $0.99

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you least expect.

When LA Times journalist Zola Mitchell decides to head home to San Francisco in December, it's to write a piece on the legendary Alcatraz prison. It has nothing to do with her high school crush Oliver Tworek, who's recently moved back to start up a tour boat business to The Rock. At least, that's what she keeps telling herself.

But when Oliver asks her to dinner, Zola can't refuse. And when he kisses her under a display of Christmas fireworks from aboard his boat, she can barely remember her own name.

After twenty years, nothing seems to have changed. Oliver's still popular and gorgeous, and Zola's still…well, Zola. Behind the successful job, and underneath her shiny, new grown-up exterior, Zola still feels like the skinny girl from junior year English class. Will she ever be able to conquer those insecurities? And more importantly, will she ever get to know the real Oliver—the one who might just have a few secrets of his own?

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TheCowgirlsChristmas
The Cowgirl's Christmas by Patricia Bates
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance / Holiday Theme
Formats: pdf (for Adobe Reader), lit (for Microsoft Reader), mobi (for Mobi and Kindle), epub (for Nook), and html.
Price: $1.99 $0.99

A sexy cowboy to unwrap…what more could a girl want?

For Holly Walker Christmas is about more than just flashing lights, it's about having some sexy time with her husband. This year, however, she's got a secret that could destroy everything…or save their future.

Content Warning: explicit sex

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Recent Book Reviews

Psychic Seductions

The Psychic Seductions anthology received

5 crowns from Page Princess
"I love the premise and the unique direction each of the authors took for the central theme. Humor, wit, and passion scream off of these pages."

4 stars from I Am A Book Addict And Proud of It!
"I enjoyed reading Psychic Seductions, it was a sweet-n-sexy read. It's not often that I will pick up an anthology and really like each and every story in it, but, that was the case with this one. Each of the stories included in this set were a good, enjoyable read."

4 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"…a series of short stories all themed around psychic powers. Add that to the great line up of well known writers and you get a fun series of stories."

BoyMomLovesBooks says:
"This anthology is absolutely AMAZING!"

Rosalies Player

Rosalie's Player by Ella Jade received

5 stars from I Am A Book Addict And Proud of It!
"Rosalie's Player is a fantastic book that I devoured in one sitting!"

4 stars from Cocktails & Books
"Great book, great storyline."

A Diamond In The Dark

A Diamond in the Dark by Sassie Lewis received

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"This is a well-written and an oh-so-steamy read! For those who like erotic romance with a storyline that continues outside of the bedroom, this story will satisfy your need for both a true romance and lots of erotic scenes."

4 stars from Cocktails & Books
"The story is captivating and an enjoyable read with steamy sex scenes. I look forward to reading more books by this author."

4 Nymphs from Literary Nymphs Reviews
"I loved the history between the couple and found them both easy to relate to."

BioCybe

BioCybe by Imogene Nix received

5 stars from Redz World Reviews
"…the emotional connection and great world building made me fall in love with this book. I really highly recommend it to all that love a great romance with some scifi in it."

Take A Chance Cowboy

Take A Chance, Cowboy by Lacey Wolfe received

5 stars from Drue's Random Chatter
"This is a great book! I loved the characters."

4.5 stars from Cocktails and Books
"This was a quick romantic read, love Ms. Wolfe's writing style."

Child Of Tempest

Child of Tempest by Ciara Lake received

4 stars from Long and Short Reviews

Another Best Seller List

Psychic Seductions has hit the Amazon best-seller list in the romance anthologies category.

Congratulations Ella Jade, Nola Cross, Jacquie Underdown, Lacey Wolfe, Lisa Knight, Stephanie Beck, and Ellen Cummins!

For more information about this fantastic anthology, click HERE.

Best Seller List

Psychic Seductions has hit the best-seller list at All Romance eBooks.

Huge congrats to Ella Jade, Nola Cross, Jacquie Underdown, Lacey Wolfe, Lisa Knight, Stephanie Beck, and Ellen Cummins!

For more information about this fantastic anthology, click HERE.

Protecting Tricia by Pamela Tyner has also hit the best-seller list at All Romance eBooks.

Congrats to Pamela Tyner!

For more information about this book, click HERE.

New Releases 07/20/15

Psychic Seductions
Psychic Seductions
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance / Contemporary Romance
Length: Anthology (includes seven novellas)
Price: $5.50 GET THIS BOOK NOW FOR THE DISCOUNTED RELEASE PRICE OF 99 CENTS – OFFER VALID ONLY FOR A LIMITED TIME

When it comes to love, sex, and seduction, these psychics break all the rules. Seven sexy stories and seven gifts of insight that will make you a believer.

Always You by Ella Jade
Aurora Mills has moved back to her hometown after a messy divorce which has left her penniless. Her friend Clara offers her a job at their family's pub, and within days Aurora runs into Clara's older brother Caleb. Aurora has always been attracted to him—there's something about him that just draws her in.

Caleb Larson has spent the past few years coming to terms with the tragic deaths of his parents and struggling with the guilt of not being able to prevent it. His gift of premonitions should have allowed him to see their future. After Aurora returns to town, whenever he's in her presence, he can sense that they have a deep connection of some type. Then he has a powerful vision from the past, and he knows there's even more to his feelings than he thought. Can these two lost souls find peace in each other's arms?

A Hint of Heaven by Nola Cross
Firefighter Jake Manley is a no-nonsense kind of guy. So when his little sister goes to see pet psychic Carrie Westfield, he lets the beautiful medium know he's got a watchful eye on her. But somehow she does seem to know more than she should, including painful secrets from his past. When the helpful spirit of his boyhood dog shows up, things get even stranger, making him question everything he thought was true. Can Jake accept that life doesn't end with death and let go of the guilt he's carried all these years? More importantly, can he let Carrie Westfield into his heart?

Cupid and Cupcakes by Jacquie Underdown
In a snowy, sleepy town is a quaint cupcake shop. People travel from miles away to visit this sugar-scented store because they think it's magical. They're not entirely wrong. But it isn't the shop, or the cupcakes it sells, that's magical…it's the owner.

Penny loves her little store, but people don't visit Cupid and Cupcakes solely for her cakes. They have an ulterior motive—they're seeking love. Penny is a matchmaker, a modern-day cupid, and she's great at it. Never wrong. Unfortunately, Penny's gift doesn't work where her own love life is concerned. That is until Jonathon reappears in her life. He's her best friend's brother, utterly wrong for her, and completely off-limits. Or is he?

Psychic Set-Up by Lacey Wolfe
During a drunken night of self-wallowing over his failed love life, Parker Evans wanders into Psychic Set-Up to see what a matchmaking psychic can do for him. But once he meets the luscious psychic he's not interested in anyone else.

Willow Webb is an aura reader who plays matchmaker for a living. While she has tremendous success matching up others, her own love life is nonexistent. Men aren't able to handle being involved with a woman who can read their every emotion. But she finds herself drawn to her handsome new client. When it comes time to match him up, will she do her job or keep him for herself?

Something in the Water by Lisa Knight
Kindergarten teacher Jill O'Halloran does her best to disregard the visions she sees in pools of still water, having learned from a young age that it wasn't something that happened to normal people. But when images of Darcy Albright in the throes of passion keep appearing, they prove too difficult to ignore. Jill can't understand why she's so drawn to Darcy. Sure he's gorgeous, but she doesn't do relationships.

When Darcy's ex-wife drops a bombshell, Jill discovers that he's all too familiar with futuristic visions. But is the prospect of learning more about the gift she's denied for so long worth the risk of falling for him?

Indigo Stars by Stephanie Beck
Indigo's ability to create light with her mind was always a fun parlor trick, but since her cancer diagnosis, the parlor has closed for business. On the brink of major health failure, she can't help but wonder when her good luck ran out.

Dr. Lee Russell believes in healing by any means necessary. He uses his psychic powers in special cases when modern medicine just can't help. Indigo's case is special. She's like him, yet she wastes her gift creating stars. He heals her, but doesn't expect much, not until he gets sick himself and only Indy's touch can ease his pain. He's never seen himself as anything more than a healer, but to save his own life, Lee will have to mentor Indigo to reach beyond the stars and use her gift in ways she never imagined.

Taming Fury by Ellen Cummins
Holly is a mind-moving Fury who electrifies all human flesh she touches. Even her own family has sent her packing. She moves things with her mind, manipulating fire with the flick of her finger, but she burns for the one thing that has never been an option for her—love.

When she catches sight of the handsome man helping her new neighbor move in she longs to take a chance and introduce herself…to pretend to be normal just once. It could easily end in disaster, but surprisingly, when she shakes his hand, no mind-blowing electrocution follows, and she begins to hope. But it turns out that her touch has affected Jacob in a way she never imagined, and it will change his life forever.

Content Warning: these stories contain sensual sex scenes

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Rosalies Player
Rosalie's Player by Ella Jade
The Kingston Heat Series, Book 3
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance
Length: Category
Price: $4.50 GET THIS BOOK NOW FOR THE DISCOUNTED RELEASE PRICE OF 99 CENTS – OFFER VALID ONLY FOR A LIMITED TIME

Once a player, always a player. Maybe not this time.

Hopeless romantic Rosalie Millan is fresh out of college and ready to start a new life in the baseball-obsessed town of Kingston, Rhode Island. Her sister has found her forever love with the Kingston Crushers' second baseman, and now Rosalie wants the same thing. But the man she has her sights set on is far from boyfriend material. He's wild, sex-crazed, and hell-bent on staying single. Still, Rosalie can't seem to give up on the bad boy.

Up-and-coming baseball pitcher Holt Clemson is on fire, both on and off the field. His career has taken him to the top, and with that success comes women, and lots of them. After spending years watching his father cheat and lie to his mother, he's become jaded when it comes to relationships. He can have any girl he chooses, but the last one he thought he'd ever want is the only one making her way into his heart.

Rosalie wants romance, love, and a man who will do anything for her, but Holt isn't a hearts-and-flowers kind of guy. Can this unlikely duo find some common ground? Will Rosalie make Holt see that happily ever afters do exist?

Content Warning: contains explicit sex and adult content

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Protecting Tricia
Protecting Tricia by Pamela Tyner
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: Category
Price: $4.50 GET THIS BOOK NOW FOR THE DISCOUNTED RELEASE PRICE OF 99 CENTS – OFFER VALID ONLY FOR A LIMITED TIME

Desperate and on the run, Tricia is forced to seek protection from a man who betrayed her years earlier.

After escaping an abusive relationship Tricia Stephens returns to the hometown she left years ago. But when her ex-boyfriend follows her, she needs help in a big way to stay one step ahead of him. Fearful of police involvement and flat broke, she's still reluctant to accept help from Clint Owens, a man she had a disastrous and humiliating relationship with almost a decade prior. His white-knight-in-shining-armor act doesn't impress her, even if he does have the full support of her friends.

The sight of bruises on Tricia's face is all Clint needs to feel justified in doing whatever is necessary to keep her safe. Although she balks at accepting his help, it doesn't deter him from his mission. He's determined to protect her, even if she fights him every step of the way.

With each passing day Clint's supportive and caring attitude slowly weakens Tricia's resolve to keep him at a distance. Still, it's imperative she remembers that he's already proven himself to be untrustworthy and capable of betrayal. And she mustn't forget that domineering side of him that showed itself recently—a side she'd never known existed. It certainly hadn't been in her plan to trade in one controlling man for another.

Content Warning: contains sensual sex scenes

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February & March 2015 Book Reviews

Hearts Paradise

Heart's Paradise by Olivia Starke received

5 stars from Manic Readers
"…a terrific hero's journey, an almost as terrific heroine's journey, and a cast of characters that I loved."

Sliding Into Second

Sliding Into Second by Ella Jade received

5 stars from Manic Readers
"I think if you like Jade, you'll love Sliding Into Second, and if you don't know her writing yet, you'll soon be buying everything of hers you can find."

A rating of 5 from I am a book addict……and proud of it!
"Sliding Into Second was a super sexy, fun, fast, read. Once I started, I couldn't put the book down."

4 stars from Wicked Reads
"The journey is one which will get you hot and bothered, and make it impossible to stop turning the pages. This is definitely a sports romance that I would recommend to you – and I hope Ms. Jade is busy writing the next one for us all to enjoy."

4.5 stars from Mignon Mykel: Reviews
"…it was a cute read. I wouldn't be opposed to following these Crushers in future books!"

An "A-" from Words of Wisdom….from The Scarf Princess
"This was an entertaining addition to the Kingston Heat series that can be read on its own, but with such delightful storyline from Ms. Jade, why wouldn't you want to read all this series has to offer!"

The Many Faces of Romance says:
"Jade's writing is fast paced and she knows how to deliver the heat as well as giving the couple their HEA. I am looking forward to more stories by Ella Jade."

5 stars from Harps Romance Book Review

5 stars from Cocktails & Books
"I loved the story and the characters and was disappointed when the story ended."

Stealing His Heart

Stealing His Heart by Ella Jade received

5 stars from Cocktails & Books
"Ella Jade writes an intoxicating story and I can't wait to read more in the Kingston Heat series."

Sunnys Second Chance

Sunny's Second Chance by Nola Cross received

4 stars from Sizzling Hot Books
"I would recommend Sunny's Second Chance to anyone who enjoys great romances and stories about interracial couples."

Sunnys Hope

Sunny's Hope by Nola Cross received

5 stars from Sizzling Hot Books
"I enjoyed Sunny's Hope a lot."

Amber's Fantasy

Amber's Fantasy by Pepper Anthony received

4 stars from Romance Novels in Color
"…this read kept me engaged and entertained"

Readers Appreciation Event (03/21/15 – 03/29/15)

Join us for a Readers Appreciation Event taking place at the Beachwalk Press Readers' Group on Facebook from Saturday, March 21st through Sunday, March 29th.

There will be daily chats and lots of giveaways!

But you have to be a member of the group to party with us. Click HERE to join.

Current chat schedule:
3/21 – Lacey Wolfe and Ashlynn Monroe
3/22 – Tamaria Soana and Ellen Cummins
3/23 – Stephanie Beck and Theresa Stillwagon
3/24 – Tara Mills
3/25 – Kaylie Newell and Pamela Tyner
3/26 – Lisa Knight
3/27 – Constance Bretes
3/28 – Nola Cross and Susan Child
3/29 – Ella Jade and Sidda Lee Tate

December 2014 & January 2015 Book Reviews

Winning Her Love

Winning Her Love by Hazel Gower received

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"This is the first non-paranormal book by Hazel Gower that I've read and she doesn't disappoint."

Sunnys Hope

Sunny's Hope by Nola Cross received

4 nymphs from Literary Nymphs Reviews
"Nola Cross does a great job"

Dating In TheDark

Dating in the Dark by Tracey Rogers received

4 cocktails from Cocktails & Books
"I fell in love with the characters and could not put the book down"

BestChickLit says:
"Tracey Rogers has brought readers a fantastic saucy romance, with enough angst to keep the story alive and interesting, while proving herself to be talented at creating palpable chemistry between characters."

Trips Down Imagination Road says:
"I enjoyed Dating in the Dark, it was fun and sweet!"

The Phantom Paragrapher says:
"This was a quirky and cute romance"

Book of Love

Book of Love by Constance Bretes received

A Recommended Read from Harlie's Books!
"Don't skip this book. I loved it"

BookLover Sue says:
"This is such a well written and emotional story that I became engrossed in the characters struggles to develop a loving relationship while overcoming their pasts and I recommend it to lovers of sweeter romances that enjoy a blend of drama, humor and suspense mixed in to create a beautiful story."

Counting Cowboys

Counting Cowboys by Lacey Wolfe received

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"If you like sexy cowboys and a good western love story, this is a great story for you. This is a well written start to a new series."

5 stars from Firefly Book Blog
"I can't wait for the next book!! Which I want. Now!"

5 stars from Eskimo Princess Book Reviews
"Hot Cowboy – check. Alpha – check. Short, quick, but great read – check. Would I recommend – heck yes!!"

4 stars from Short & Sassy Book Blurbs
"This was a sweet easy read and had one smoking hot cowboy in it. I would love to have my very own Tucker Carver."

4 stars from I am a Book Addict & Proud of it
"Counting Cowboys was such a great read, I just couldn't put it down! Just think…there will be more from the rest of the Carver clan in the future…and I can't wait!"

4 stars from Babu's Bookshelf
"I so can't wait for the rest of this series! I loved it from start to finish."

Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month by Tracey Rogers

Erotica For All says:
"I really enjoyed this book – the characters are rounded and believable, the writing style is light and engaging and I found the storyline intriguing."

New Releases 12/15/14

Dating In TheDark
Dating in the Dark by Tracey Rogers
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: Category
Price: $4.50

Can you find what you need hidden within the dark?

Hiding out in his sister's bakery to recover from a recent injury isn't an ideal solution for newly unemployed meteorologist Damian Trent. Especially since he doesn't like cake. But hiding anywhere is preferable to facing the media frenzy revolving around his life. He has no intention of being seen by anyone. That is, until he hears a honey-toned voice over the phone.

Public relations agent Sophie Rose has a boss who makes her working week a hellish one. He drives her to her need for sugar, so the recently opened Sweet Delights Bakery is perfect for her much needed Friday treat. But one day when she calls to place an order, she gets an unexpected surprise.

Sophie's keen to dump her V-plates, though only the right man will do. Damian, with his sexy, yet familiar sounding voice, seems the ideal person for her to gain some much needed experience with. But why do they need to date in the dark?

Content Warning: contains sensual sex

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Winning Her Love
Winning Her Love by Hazel Gower
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Price: $3.99

Can love survive when surprises are revealed?

Chad Douglas has been in love with his younger sister's best friend for years, but he's kept his distance—their age difference, his rising rugby career, and uncertainty standing in his way. However, a drunken night together allows Chad to believe that maybe there is a chance, only for everything to come crumbling down when he wakes to find Lana gone.

After living in England for the past three years, Lana Cage moves back home to Australia. The night before she left Australia for England is a blank memory, but on her arrival home, the consequences end up being a surprise for both her and Chad.

Desperate for another chance at love, can Chad and Lana have their happily ever after once the surprise is revealed? Or will trust be lost and their lives forever changed?

Content Warning: this book contains one tough rugby player who knows exactly what he wants and is determined to get it

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Sunnys Hope
Sunny's Hope by Nola Cross
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance / Interracial Romance
Length: Short
Price: $2.99

Can their bright new love survive?

It's a new year and Sunny Williamson and Ben Stillman have just fallen in love. The future holds so much shining promise for them and their two kids. Then, after a wonderful family day together, tragedy strikes. They are all involved in a serious car crash, and both Sunny and her little girl, Jasmine, are injured. While Sunny's injuries are fairly minor, Jasmine hovers in a coma from which she may never fully recover.

Can Sunny—a grade-school teacher—accept the unthinkable idea that her daughter may have permanent brain damage? Can she fend off her slimy ex-husband, who is only out to profit from their misfortune? And will Ben always be tormented by a terrible sense of guilt, wondering if there was something he could have done to prevent the collision?

As Sunny and Ben struggle to come to terms with the calamity, their relationship is put to the ultimate test. Will their bright new love survive or shatter like delicate ice?

Content Warning: contains scenes of sensual sex and adult language

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Book of Love
Book of Love by Constance Bretes
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance / Romantic Suspense
Length: Category
Price: $4.50

A librarian, a mechanic, and a psychotic ex. What could go wrong?

When her marriage came to a devastating end, Janice Meyers moved to Montana to try to escape her past and get a fresh start. She's sworn off men, but she didn't anticipate meeting Chris.

After the death of his wife, Chris Jamisen focused all his time and energy on running his auto repair shop and raising his children. He's not looking for love, and when he first meets Janice, the town's new librarian, he never imagines they might embark on a relationship. Sure, he'll admit he finds the smart, sexy blonde attractive, but the frustrating woman expects miracles from him. Her vehicle is practically beyond repair, but she insists he has to keep it running.

As Chris gets to know Janice, he begins to develop feelings for her, but he's reluctant to pursue a relationship. He's Native American, and he worries about the complications of a biracial relationship. He's experienced prejudice first hand, so he knows how difficult it can be.

When Janice's ex-husband shows up seeking revenge, things could reach a horrible end. Will Chris save Janice in time? And will he and Janice be able to set aside their painful pasts and give their relationship a chance?

Content Warning: contains some sexual content

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Author Chats (12/14/14 & 12/15/14)

We have several chats going on this month at the Beachwalk Press Readers' Group on Facebook.

On Sunday, December 14th, Nola Cross and Constance Bretes will be hosting for the day.

Then on Monday, December 15th, Tracey Rogers will be taking over hosting duties.

They would love for you to join them!

If you're not yet a member of the readers' group, just click HERE to join.