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The Big Wide Calm: A Novel by Rich Marcello


A young woman’s journey to discovery and launching the best album of her life.

Paige in her soul, is a talented singer and has all the makings to be a super star in the music industry. Right now she is at a stage in her life where her talents are undiscovered. She was bestowed with the last name, Plant. This is a sure sign that she could be the future frontwoman of the next Led Zeppelin. She’s got the natural talent, mental flow, and sharp skills to be the best in the industry. Just one thing she needs is to launch her debut album.

When former singer/songwriter, John Bustin, offers to record Paige’s album for free, it feels like the chance of a lifetime. She doesn’t trust John, yet feels drawn to him. John drills in the hours to get going on this venture with her. She must move into his house and allow him to mentor her. Paige wastes no time and her better judgement and jumps right in.
John has a mysterious history.  Paige thinks so fast and observes the world through watercolor filters. They may discover they need each other, Paige may need to satisfy her curiosity about who John really is.
“One part coming-of-age story and retrospective, one part rock and roll epic, The Big Wide Calm focuses a lens on human nature and the complexities of love through the eyes of young and old on the journey of creating the perfect album.”

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“The Temptation of Tara” (“Charmed in Paradise”, Book 2) by Sara McBride

Paranormal adventure, steamy romance, evil billionaires, and curvy witches – the story of Tara Mathers continues in the second book in the “Charmed in Paradise” series by paranormal romance author Sara McBride. “The Temptation of Tara” is a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat book that will keep readers glued to the pages.

In the first book, Tara found a magic pendant that makes her irresistible to men. After a terrible break-up and a serious blow to her self-esteem and self-confidence, this pendant helps her get her life back on track. The best part? It also makes her irresistible to mega-sexy pro football star Troy Schell. Women would give anything to spend a couple of minutes with him, but he only has eyes for hot, curvaceous Tara. It’s no wonder she feels like she’s in paradise. There are moments when she can’t believe that a man like him would be interested in a woman like her, but all her worries and insecurities melt under his passionate kisses.

Tara’s perfect life is turned upside down when billionaire wizard Blake Richards decides he wants her magic. He’s got his eyes set on her pendant, and he will stop at nothing to get it. Now, Tara doesn’t only have to protect her magic gift, but she also has to protect herself, her friends, and the love of her life. Given that the magic pendant helped her overcome a dark period in her life, she’s not willing to let Blake Richards take it from her. She’s not the hurt, vulnerable woman she used to be when her ex-boyfriend dumped her. Now, Tara is a strong, determined woman who knows what she wants and how to get it.

“The Temptation of Tara” has everything a paranormal romance fan would expect from the genre: adventure, lots of steamy scenes, a feisty heroine, and a hot billionaire who only has eyes for her. The books in the “Charmed in Paradise” series should be read in order, as they are not standalones. They are only intended for adults age 18 and over. Book 3, “The Redemption of Tara”, has already been released on July 29th, 2015.

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“The Awakening of Tara” (“Charmed in Paradise”, Book 1) by Sara McBride

Are you a fan of steamy paranormal romance books that feature spunky, curvaceous heroines and sexy, ripped billionaires? Then, “The Awakening of Tara” is the book you’ve been looking for. The first in the “Charmed in Paradise” series, this novella will introduce you to a world of hot witches, gorgeous pro-athletes, and billionaire wizards. The funny characters, scorching romance, and unexpected twists and turns will keep you glued to the pages and leave you wanting more.

Tara is a big girl who thought her relationship with her fiancé was going great until he decided to leave her for a skinny little bitch. Tara has always been a confident woman, but now her self-esteem has been shredded. To make things worse, work is stressful and she doesn’t even have time to think about the breakup and decide what to do next. So, when her best friend suggests a vacation on the tropical paradise island of Barbados, Tara immediately accepts. She really needs to relax, figure out her life, and allow her wounds to heal. Unfortunately, destiny has other plans for her: a freak accident on a Caribbean beach leaves Tara with a magical gift that makes her irresistible to men. Of course, this is great because her gift rebuilds her self-esteem and throws her into the arms of a sexy mega millionaire pro-athlete. The bad news is that it also draws the attention of an evil billionaire wizard who likes to take what he wants without asking questions.

Now, Tara has to find a way to fight the evil wizard and protect her friends. One might say her life has become even more complicated than before, but at least now she knows what true love really feels like. She is determined to find a way out of this mess and get her happily-ever-after.

“The Awakening of Tara” is a steamy romance that is intended only for adults age 18 and over. Author Sara McBride is amazing when it comes to character development, so readers will immediately relate to the heroine, Tara. She is strong, confident, and she shows women that there is life after a breakup. Such terrible things only happen because there’s something better waiting for you in the future. Tara’s journey of self-discovery is thrilling and empowering, and her incredible adventures will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

“The Awakening of Tara” is scheduled for release on July 15th, 2015. The second book in the series, “The Temptation of Tara”, will be released on July 22nd, 2015, and the third book, “The Redemption of Tara”, on July 29th, 2015.

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“Sold to the Alpha” – New Paranormal Romance Serial by Cara Wylde

Cara Wylde is a new paranormal romance author who writes sizzling hot stories about dominant Alpha males and their sassy mates. “Sold to the Alpha” is her first serial, and the first two books have recently been published on Amazon.

“Trapped in a Gilded Cage” introduces the readers to a fascinating universe where the shape-shifters have finally signed a peace treaty with the humans. However, the peace is not exactly in the humans’ favor. They have to provide the shifters with young brides to give them heirs and ensure the perpetuation of their species. All over the world, there are special boarding schools that take girls from orphanages and educate them to become the perfect brides. The heroine, Avelyn, is a curvy 24-year-old student at Alma Venus Boarding School, who has done her best to stay away from shape-shifters. If no one buys her by the time she turns 25, then she will be kicked out of school. Her plan is to run to Italy and start a new life. Things are turned upside down when rich and sexy Alpha werewolf Max Blackmane buys her and makes her his bride. Now, Avelyn’s only chance to regain her freedom is to run away before he locks her up in his luxurious castle.

Readers will love the chemistry between Avelyn and Max. The first book is filled with tension and suspenseful scenes. Avelyn manages to run away, but Max finds her and brings her back. Will he punish her for her disobedience? Things get even more heated in the second book, “The Other Bride”. In order to escape, Avelyn decides to gain her husband’s trust. She tries to seduce him, only to realize that she’s falling into her own trap. Max is the perfect gentleman, and offers her everything a woman could ever ask for: love, protection, long nights of lust and passion. By the end of book two, Avelyn might not even want to leave him anymore. But Max is hiding a terrible secret that can break them apart. Will Avelyn give him a chance to explain himself, or will her love turn into hate?

“Sold to the Alpha” is an exciting story with a complex plot, well-developed characters, a feisty heroine, and a hot Alpha wolf-shifter. Cara Wylde is amazing when it comes to world-building, and readers will be curious to find out more about the five shifter factions: the Wolves, the Foxes, the Bears, the Dragons, and the Eagles. The next four books will be published in February and March 2015. All installments will be free with Kindle Unlimited.

Find the first two books in the “Sold to the Alpha” serial on Amazon:
“Trapped in a Gilded Cage”
“The Other Bride”

“Chasing Lightning” by Rachel York – Kindle Countdown Deal

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, yet sweet and romantic LGBT story, then “Chasing Lightning” by author Rachel York is exactly what you need. The good news is that the author has scheduled a Kindle Countdown Deal that offers her readers the chance to get the book at an exclusive price. The promotion will run from January 22 through January 25 – more precisely, until 11 PM –, and the price will go down to $1.99.

Scarlett Faye Turner is a young woman who lives in a small town in Pennsylvania, a place that she can’t wait to part with. Her plan is to build a successful future for herself, find happiness and freedom. A big city is the only place that can offer her the liberty to be herself, love who she likes, and never bother with what other people might think about her choices. She is in senior year, so she will soon leave Dillinger behind and start a new life in college. However, her plans are turned upside down when hot, sexy Gina Jamison shows up and steals Scarlett’s heart. For the first time, Scarlett gives into her desires and learns what true love feels like and what it can do to someone.

Gina and Scarlett are eventually forced to part ways and build separate lives. Scarlett goes to a women’s college in West Virginia, then she travels to the magical desert of New Mexico, and eventually reaches the sexual liberation of Paris in the 1960s. She will never forget Gina, and she hopes that one day they will meet again and get their “happily ever after”. But, until then, Scarlett focuses on her career and tries to experiment as much as possible. She lives her life to the fullest, not regretting a single choice she makes. When they do meet again, both Scarlett and Gina are grown-up women who have gone through a lot, explored their own limits, and learned what they are truly made of.

Rachel York is amazing when it comes to character development, and readers will immediately fall in love with Scarlett and Gina. They are complex, believable, and relatable. Everything they experience can happen to anyone, and the love they feel for each other is timeless. Readers will enjoy the historical details of the 1960s, but, at the same time, they will appreciate the universality of the story.

“Chasing Lightning” can be found on Amazon.

“The Titan Drowns” by Nhys Glover Is Permanently Free on Amazon

The sixth book in the “New Atlantis Time Travel Romance” series by Nhys Glover won the SFR Galaxy Award in 2013, and for good reason. One of the judges said: “Heroism and true romance set inside one of the most heart-rending tragedies of all time? Oh, yeah, that deserves an Award!”. However, those who haven’t read the first five books in the author’s series, should know that they are all standalones, so they can start with whichever they like. “The Titan Drowns” is a perfect start, especially since it is permanently free on Amazon.

The premise of this time travel romance novel is absolutely brilliant: a team of people who want to make a change in the world travel back to the past, on the Titanic, and their goal is to save all children by bringing them to the future. The three members of the rescue team couldn’t have been more different: Pia Rogaland is shy, insecure, and her only desire is to save the children, Elish Cork is feisty and loves adventures, and Karl Ontario is a lab geek who would rather spend the rest of his life in his medical facility. The fact that they are nothing alike makes them work together so well.

Their mission is by no means an easy one. Aside from the fact that they need to first identify the suitable targets, they also have to come up with a good explanation for their insane attempt of taking them to the future. It’s difficult to convince so many people that the unsinkable Titanic is nothing but a tragedy waiting to happen. Things get even more complicated when Pia falls in love with a man she is not allowed to save. Their romantic relationship plays out in a few, fateful days, and the fact that they are so perfect for each other makes the inevitable separation even more heart-breaking. What was supposed to be a rescue mission might turn into a death sentence for everyone involved.

Even though there have been so many books written on the Titanic theme, author Nhys Glover manages to bring something new and fresh to her story. Certainly, the best part is the romance, and fans of this genre will immediately fall in love with Pia and her lover from the past. There’s nothing more compelling in a novel than an impossible love story, and Nhys Glover has managed to take this theme to a whole new level. Readers will root for the characters and hope that a miracle will allow them to avoid the tragedy, and live happily ever after.

“The Titan Drowns” is one of those books which readers will want to reread and recommend to family and friends. It is one of a kind, and it is permanently free on Amazon, so don’t forget to download your copy.

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“Redemption” (“Heaven on Earth”, Book 2) by Reana Malori

Vanessa Baldwin has made it a point to avoid men who work in the Military. Her husband died far away from her, leaving her a widow with a young son, and Vanessa will never be able to get over the loss. All she wants is to raise her son well and build a peaceful future for both of them. However, her life is turned upside down when she meets Ethan Dickerson. He is everything she has ever wanted in a man: he is strong, romantic, protective, and he loves her son. His only flaw is that he is a Navy SEAL, which make his off limits. She’s not about to start a relationship with another man who is willing to risk his life to save others.

Ethan chose to become a Navy SEAL because it seemed to be the perfect job for someone like him, someone who lived to protect those who are not able to protect themselves. Tragedy was always part of Ethan’s life. As a child, he had to deal with domestic violence, and this changed him forever. The moment he meets Vanessa, he is fascinated by her resilience in the face of tragedy and loss, but, at the same time, he realizes that she is vulnerable and in need of love and protection. He makes it his mission to conquer her heart and spend his life making sure she and her son will never have to suffer again.

“Redemption” is the second installment in Reana Malori’s interracial romance series “Heaven on Earth”. It follows the story of two characters readers have already met in her first book, “Escape to Heaven”, and the author once again manages to tackle the issue of domestic violence in a unique way that aims to empower and encourage. Readers will immediately fall in love with her characters. Both Vanessa and Ethan are very relatable and well-developed. Reana Malori took her time to develop Ethan’s backstory, which gives the character depth, making readers understand him and root for him. Vanessa is also a strong female character that shows how women are powerful enough to survive any kind of tragedy.

Fans of interracial romance novels will want to remember Reana Malori’s name, as she is one of the most popular writers in this genre. Her “Heaven on Earth” series is a must read, as well as her other over 20 novels and novellas she has published thus far. Complex plots, fast-paced action, intriguing characters, and sweet love stories – her works have everything they need to make readers addicted to her writing.

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“Divas in Cahoots – A Comedy of Murder” by Jon McDonald

Those who have read Jon McDonald’s “Divas Never Flinch” will be delighted to know that their favorite characters, Sonora Livingston-Bundt and Connye Andreatos, are involved in new, fun adventures in “Divas in Cahoots”. This time, however, they are dealing with a murder mystery, which makes the book much more than a social satire and a light read; it is a hardboiled crime novel filled with twists and turns that will take readers by surprise. The fact that no one will ever be able to guess the ending before it happens makes “Divas in Cahoots” a must-read.

The rivalry and competition between Connye and Sonora is interrupted by the murder of Bella Harrington-Crenshaw, a new diva who arrived in Santa Fe, New Mexico with the intention of taking control of the social scene with her money, manipulation, and intrigue. It seems that things didn’t go well for her, and now the police are looking for the murderer. But there are incredibly powerful forces at work. When international spies are involved and there are senatorial murder, blackmail, art theft, and hidden identities, will Sonora and Connye be able to solve the puzzle and come out of it alive?

Jon McDonald has outdone himself with this compelling, edge-of-your-seat novel. Readers will love the complex, well-developed characters, and they will root for them until the end. To make the story even more interesting and unconventional, there’s also an intriguing detective who has his own secrets. Throw in “another Bella” who may be the key to solving the murder mystery of Bella Harrington-Crenshaw, and what you have is a complicated story that will keep readers glued to the pages, challenging them to figure out the solution.

“Divas in Cahoots” is a brilliant novel that fans of both the mystery and comedy genres will enjoy. There’s also a lot of romance going on, just to spice things up. Sonora and Connye are two women in love, and their feelings do nothing but complicate things even more. However, they are two powerful divas who cannot be distracted from their ultimate goal: to maintain their positions as the “Queens of Santa Fe”.

The novel is available on Amazon.

“Divas Never Flinch – A Comedy of Manners” by Jon McDonald

There’s no better way of spending a nice, peaceful evening than with one of Jon McDonald’s books. He is well-known for his fast-paced, fun, satirical stories that delight and amuse his readers from the very first pages. No doubt, “Divas Never Flinch” is yet another proof of the author’s great skill to entertain and captivate anyone who is looking for a light read. This comedy-romance novel introduces some uniquely compelling characters that readers will not easily forget.

Jon McDonald begins his story by describing the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the action takes place. His carefully chosen words build a vivid image of a place where culture is very important, and where people are passionate about art, film, dance, museums, and good food. This is the world that the two main characters, Sonora Livingston-Bundt and Connye Andreatos, want to conquer with their luxurious soirees and charitable work. They will stop at nothing to impress and seduce everyone around them. Santa Fe becomes the battlefield of two divas who are fighting for supremacy through their contributions to charity, artistic institutions, and ostentatious social events.

Readers will find Sonora and Connye very interesting and amusing. Their struggle to take control of the social scene causes funny situations that will make anyone laugh out loud. It’s easy to see that the author is criticizing this kind of lifestyle, at the same time delivering an enjoyable story supported by a cast of complex, believable characters. Eventually, readers will find themselves rooting either for Sonora or Connye, and they will follow their adventures breathlessly. “Divas Never Flinch” is one of those books that you can’t easily put down once you started reading it.

Things get even more complicated when the two queens of Santa Fe are faced with a new threat. Amanda Beor-Bink is new in town and she’s a world-class fashion designer. Her celebrity and money can easily bring her the crown of “Queen of Santa Fe”, and Amanda is determined to use them against Sonora and Connye. This is a challenge that the two divas accept. They’re not sure how, but they know that they have to defeat Amanda.

“Divas Never Flinch” is available on Amazon.

“Chasing Lightning” by Rachel York to be released on October 1, 2014

Love is complicated, especially when you feel like you’re not exactly like everyone else and you know you might be judged for it. This is one reason for which Scarlett Turner, the main character in Rachel York’s coming-of-age LGBT novel, hasn’t had much luck in relationships. She lives in a small town where people tend to talk a lot, and all she wishes is to go somewhere far away and live her life the way she wants. Scarlett is in her senior year, so what follows is college and a new life. She’s looking forward to it, but then she meets Gina Jamison and her world is turned upside down sooner than she expected.

“Chasing Lightning” is a sweet romance story that has everything it needs to keep the readers glued to the pages. It focuses on Scarlett and her journey of self-discovery, as she finds true love in Gina’s arms, and then is forced to go on her own way and build the life she always wanted to have. The book is full of romantic encounters and hot, steamy scenes. The moment she goes to college, Scarlett discovers a whole new world. She is determined to enjoy her freedom and live her life to the fullest, so she goes through a succession of lovers and gets to travel around the globe. From West Virginia, she then reaches the magical desert of New Mexico, and the romantic Paris.

Rachel York is amazing when it comes to character development. Readers will immediately fall in love with Scarlett and Gina, and they will find it easy to relate to them. Both characters are very complex and realistic, and they have strong, unique personalities. While Scarlett is romantic and a bit dreamy, Gina is sexy, wild, and full of life and enthusiasm. They complete each other perfectly, and readers will find themselves rooting for them and hoping they will eventually end up together.

The novel was originally published in 2003 by Kensington Books, and the author has recently got the rights back from the publisher. This New Release Edition will be available on Amazon and other retailers starting October 1, 2014. With an updated content and a new, eye-catching cover, “Chasing Lightning” will be published under Susurrus Publications imprint.

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