The Dragon’s Treasure (2017)

S.E. Smith – The Seven Kingdoms Series

Book 01 – The Dragon’s Treasure (7/18/2017)

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Internationally acclaimed, New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world.

Choose your treasure carefully, thief…

Drago, King of the Isle of Dragons, is the last of the magnificent dragons of the Seven Kingdoms. Bitter and alone, he abandons the emptiness of his realm and retreats to the caverns beneath the palace. In the form of his dragon, he remains hidden from the world, protecting the Dragon’s Heart, the last legacy of his people – until he is disturbed by a most unlikely thief.

Carly Tate’s trip to Yachats State Park takes an unexpected turn when she is caught in a sudden storm. Seeking shelter, she stumbles through a magical doorway into a cavern filled with treasure! Yet, as incredible as the piles of glittering gold and jewels are, her gaze is transfixed by the slumbering form of a magnificent dragon.
Carly’s appearance begins a series of events that will not only change Drago’s life, but will affect all of the Seven Kingdoms. Can a centuries old dragon protect his most valuable treasure, or will the evil that destroyed his race take Carly from him as well?

Chubby Chaser (2017)

Sam Crescent – Chubby Chaser (7/22/2017)

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The first time Cole saw Elena was at the tender age of eight. He knew then that she was the love of his life. Cole was always looking out for Elena, and with his obsession came the name that he was teased with, “Chubby Chaser”. It seems like everything is fighting against him, but when Elena loses her job at the library, Cole sees his chance to hire her—and finally make her his.

Cole was the popular guy in school, and now he’s the real handyman who owns the local DIY story. Elena is accident prone, but at least she gets to have sneak peeks at her hot boss.

Elena doesn’t expect Cole to ask her out on a date, but when he does, that date goes from bad, to worse, to the best pleasure she’s ever known. Finding out that Cole was called a chubby chaser is hard for Elena, and all her old insecurities come back.

But now that Cole has her, he’s not letting go. He just has to show her he means it.

#BBW #HEA

Plus-Sized Perfection (2017)

Sam Crescent – Plus-Sized Perfection (7/3/2017)

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The moment Hunter Reynolds sees Payton Hicks’s ass, he knows he has to have her. He’s partial to a woman with a nice set of thighs and tits, and he makes it his mission to find everything about her.

Being a plus-size model, Payton is used to being ridiculed and turned away. She doesn’t mind, but when she meets Hunter, she’s surprised by how much she wants him. Still, that doesn’t matter. She’s never succumbed to a guy just because he makes her hot. But when an opportunity to model for an exclusive fashion designer comes her way, Payton can’t turn it down, even if the offer is from Hunter’s company.

He loved her ass; now he loves her mind. Payton has gotten under his skin, and the moment he takes her, there is no turning back. Hunter will not risk losing the only woman he has ever loved. As far as he is concerned, Payton is perfect. One day, she’ll be his wife, in his bed, and the mother of his child.

All he has to do is convince her it’s what she wants as well.

#BBW #HEA

Fat Mate (2017)

Sam Crescent – Alpha Shifter Collection Series

Book 08 – Fat Mate (7/9/2017)

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All Zadie Cox has ever wanted was to find a mate, fall in love, and have lots of kids. The problem is … no one wants her. The pack doesn’t care for a woman with curves, and no man wants “a fat mate”, which is what they’ve called her.

Dante Locker hates pack politics. When he’s invited on a month long visit to a neighboring pack, he knows there’s a catch. The alpha has a daughter—but there’s no way Dante’s mating with her. Then the moment he enters the town square, the redhead with the killer curves grabs his attention. He wants her, and Dante’s a rich alpha, a businessman, and he always gets what he wants.

No man has ever wanted Zadie, but there’s something about this new alpha. The way he walks, talks … and his devotion calls not only to her wolf, but to her. Can Zadie leave the pack that she has called home? Will she fall in love with Dante? Or is this just a month-long fling?

#BBW #HEA

Charming Asshole (2017)

Sam Crescent & Stacey Espino – Killer of Kings Series

Book 03 – Charming Asshole (7/15/2017)

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He’s a killer. She’s raising his son. He’s coming back for both of them.

June’s used to living life in survival mode. With no family support or husband, it’s been up to her to raise her ten-year-old son on her own. It’s not easy, especially when she has a living reminder of the only man she ever loved. But that asshole walked out on her without warning, leaving her brokenhearted and pregnant. When he reappears back into her life a decade later, she’s no longer a naive young girl, and not ready to throw herself into his arms—no matter how tempting that might be.

Killian’s biggest regret in life is falling in love on the job. It wasn’t supposed to happen, and the only honorable thing he could do was walk away. Everything he’d told June was a lie, and she deserved better than a hitman for hire. When they cross paths years later, he’s blindsided when he discovers he’s a father. It’s a challenge to earn June’s love and trust after the lies and disappearing act, but he’s not letting her go this time. He’ll prove to her in more ways than one that she’s his woman. When an unknown threat puts a hit out on Killian’s new family, the Irish assassin is ready to send them all to hell in the name of love.

#BBW #HEA #secretbaby

Book One: Taking Her Innocence
Book Two: Broken Bastard

Alien, Awakening (2017)

Sandra Harris – Alien, Mine Series

Book 02 – Alien, Awakening (7/19/2017)

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Abducted by aliens. 

Rescued by aliens. 

Stranded on the far side of the Galaxy, psychologist Kathryn Holden has done her best to help her fellow abductees—both human and non-human—adjust to their new life in an alien civilisation. Setting out to explore her new home and search for that last elusive fragment of her own peace of mind, she discovers a perfectly preserved underground city with no evidence of a population . . . and an Artificially Sentient Intelligence bent on protecting her from anything or anyone.

T’Hargen Mhartak, sector head for covert operations for the Angrigan, Magran & Legolopanth Alliance, once deluded himself that the human woman, Kathryn Holden, held the key to lighting the darkness shrouding his soul. A momentary lapse in judgement. However instinct demands she is fundamental to the future of the Alliance—the only thing he lives for, the only thing standing between his peaceful society and the callous Bluthen race.

When he and Kathryn are catapulted deep into enemy territory, T’Hargen is forced to question his deep-seated convictions in order to secure a strong ally for the Alliance and also, possibly, capture that fragile dream he’d abandoned long ago of awakening to a bright, new future.

The Reluctant Queen (2017)

Sarah Beth Durst – The Queens of Renthia Series

Book 02 – The Reluctant Queen (7/4/2017)

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Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .
And those spirits want to kill you.
It’s the first lesson that every Renthian learns.
 

Not long ago, Daleina used her strength and skill to survive those spirits and assume the royal throne. Since then, the new queen has kept the peace and protected the humans of her land. But now for all her power, she is hiding a terrible secret: she is dying. And if she leaves the world before a new heir is ready, the spirits that inhabit her beloved realm will run wild, destroying her cities and slaughtering her people.

Naelin is one such person, and she couldn’t be further removed from the Queen—and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her world is her two children, her husband, and the remote village tucked deep in the forest that is her home, and that’s all she needs. But when Ven, the Queens champion, passes through the village, Naelin’s ambitious husband proudly tells him of his wife’s ability to control spirits—magic that Naelin fervently denies. She knows that if the truth of her abilities is known, it will bring only death and separation from those she loves.

But Ven has a single task: to find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. He did it once when he discovered Daleina, and he’s certain he’s done it again. Yet for all his appeals to duty, Naelin is a mother, and she knows her duty is to her children first and foremost. Only as the Queen’s power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened—even as ominous rumors trickle down from the north—does she realize that the best way to keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything.

Sarah Beth Durst established a place of dark wonder in The Queen of Blood, and now the stakes are even higher as the threat to the Queen and her people grows both from within and beyond the borders of Aratay in this riveting second novel of the Queens of Renthia series.