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Note from the author: 18+ pleaseTo fight and win means the control is his and only his. The last man standing proves it all. Never again will he be on the losing end of the blow, the one lying broken and bloody wanting to die.

Control. Dominance. Aggression. Competition. Each represent a means to survival, a necessity to stay alive, and to suppress the demons that lie inside; the very ones clawing and attempting to break free from the bar that holds them at bay. Every day is a struggle to stay away from the darkness and evil that lurks deep within. Those are the things that it takes to keep those secrets in the realm of his mind in which they belong, forever buried so far there is no chance to break through the barrier he’s built.

Haddox Hayes has spent the last nine years getting by. He’s worked hard to forget that bloodthirsty night he left behind. The monster that exists within his veins will never be released again if he keeps a clear mind, and free from the debris he knows triggers his instinct to kill. He knows what can happen if it’s unlocked from its cage.

Fuck that. It can go to Hell along with the bastard that is the cause of his eternal torment. Eighteen years paid his sin, and at the age of twenty-seven the guilt still resides in his very core.

There is only one place he sets the monster free, but restricted: the ring. Playing by his rules has kept it on a leash for nine years and he doesn’t intend to break his rules now. The rage, the anger, the buildup, it’s all turned out in the confinement of the ropes against another traitor.

Stay in control. That’s the only thing that keeps his urge to annihilate smothered. Dominate the mind and the memories it holds. Fight aggression with fucking aggression. Be the best there is and lay his ass on the ground before the favor can be returned. Compete to win and to survive, or else the evil that is trying to consume will take over and turn him into the one thing he can’t become. If he becomes that, it has to be paid by death, the most ultimate rule.

A blackened heart isn’t allowed to partake in something as pure as love. He embraces the sweet nectar that a woman holds, sampling a little at a time. Never has he taken the same woman to bed twice. The only way to ensure he doesn’t harm another. A Dom in the ring and a Dom in the bed, his only way to cope within.

Then there’s Piper…the girl that could cause his control to evanesce. Will she be his downfall or his reparation? The entertainment is in the fight. Fight for love, fight for light, fight for her, or end in flight.

A girl with a ban against love, allowing men to bed her to numb her mind from the one that left her behind. Can the girl that won’t submit and the man that requires control find paradise in each other?

 

We finally get in the bar after standing in that long ass line. The music is bumping and there are bodies everywhere, grinding against each other. I let my body subtly sway to the music as I make my way to the bar in the back of the club. 

The first thing I notice is the hot, shirtless bartender making drinks as I push through the never ending people surrounding it. The bar is always more crowded than any other spot in the building. I love this place. It’s crawling with hot guys and they have the best music around, not to mention the staff is oozing sex appeal, because their uniform is jeans hanging low on the hips with the elastic brief band of underwear peeking out the top, spelling out the brand they represent. 

This one, in particular, is yummy. His torso is chiseled to perfection and covered in tattoos placed perfectly against his skin. He’s definitely worth a second look. I want to nibble on that lip ring in the corner of his mouth. As I study each line of muscle, I find myself wondering if Haddox’s body looks like this. 

What the hell, Piper?

Hot bartender notices me ogling him and walks over with a smirk, leaning forward on his forearms against the top of the bar in front of me. “What can I get you, beautiful?” His eyes rake down my body as if he’s already undressing me with his eyes.

I smile. This one’s in the bag. “Well, how about Pineapple and Vodka, light on the pineapple,” I say in my most flirtatious voice as I sit on the stool next to me that just became free. “Start me a tab,” I ask, biting my lip. 

“Anything for you, gorgeous,” he says and reaches down for a glass, preparing to mix my concoction. Moments later, he sets it before me, smiling. “What you doing later?”

“I don’t know. Why don’t you tell me,” I say seductively as I press the rim of the glass to my mouth.
 
“She’ll be with me,” a sultry voice interrupts in a close range behind me. 

The bartender looks over my head and starts to back away from the bar. “Sorry, man, I didn’t know she was taken. No disrespect.”

Pussy. I don’t need you anyway if you can’t even ask my relationship status to the one person that knows. Me!

I feel like banging my head against the bar. I’m going to need to be intoxicated for this. I press my lips to the glass and drain the contents. Goose bumps start to form as I can feel breathing on the side of my neck. I don’t need to look to know who it is. “I thought I had until midnight,” he barks outside my ear. 
I can barely breathe with him this close to me. How am I supposed to speak? I don’t think I want to at risk of sounding like a crushing schoolgirl. 

Put on your game face, Piper. 

I need more alcohol and fast. I choose to ignore the sexy as shit control freak next to me. Where is Alyvia when I need her? She was only supposed to have been going to the restroom, but knowing her she’s already in the middle of the dance floor, covered in sweat. The girl doesn’t even need alcohol. She usually sips beer, but comes for the music. 

The Rumple Minze from earlier is calling out to me. “Rumple Minze, two shots,” I call out to the female bartender as she passes.

The girl is badass. Not even a minute and the shots are patiently waiting for me to consume them. “What can I get for you, sweetie,” she asks, but her line of vision is directly beside me. It doesn’t even seem to faze her that she is staring at the sexiest man alive. Hard-core is what that means, because even girls in the coffee shop had their eyes glued to him. 

“Same as usual, Britt.” She smiles at the sound of her name.

Wait a minute. Hold up…they know each other? I come to this bar frequently and I’ve never seen him until the fashion show.

She grabs a bottle from the tub of ice, twists off the cap, and sits the bottle of Bud Light down in front of him. “My mistake, babe. How you been? Same ole broody Haddox, I’m guessing?”

“Something like that,” he replies, saying nothing more.

“And as vague as usual too. Maybe we can catch up once the bar slows down. Enjoy your night,” she winks and glances over at me. 

I consume one shot, followed by the other. My nerves are going haywire. The alcohol is finally coursing through my veins, leaving me in a more relaxed state of mind, though not much.
I feel a hand wrap around my thigh, not far from my girly area. Oh my…

He spins me around on the stool until I’m facing him. He’s so close to my face that I reflexively lean against the edge of the bar. “Are you going to answer my question,” he asks, placing his free hand on my other thigh, now holding me in place. 

He starts to rub my inner thighs with his thumbs and my muscles are flexing down below. How can I concentrate on anything he’s saying if he’s going to do that? He roughly pulls me to the edge so that he can align his body between my legs. It’s really a good thing that I’m not modest, because my dress is hiked up. If his body wasn’t pressed to mine, I would be flashing everyone. 

In my hesitation he speaks again. “I don’t like to be toyed with, Piper, nor do I like to be kept waiting.”
He’s starting that controlling bullshit again, pulling me out of my hormonal haze. I press my palms against his chest and push, but he doesn’t budge. The alcohol is bringing out my bitchiness. “Maybe I don’t like to give myself to a man that hesitates when given the opportunity. I basically put my pussy on a platter and extended it to you, only for you to have to consider it. That’s not good enough for me. I may not be the girl to take home to mom, but I’m better than that.”

A growl sounds within his throat and he clamps down on my thighs, jerking me closer to him. His cock is bulging through his jeans, aligned between my legs. Fuck, does it feel marvelous. He grinds me against him, his body flush with mine, and his lips just outside my ear. “Does this answer your question?” His voice sounds angry. “Do you want to know how hard you make me? Huh? Do you want to know how much you push the limits of my control? Well, get ready baby, because tonight you’re all mine.”

I can’t think of anything but how much I want this. I don’t think I’ve wanted anything this much in a really long time, possibly ever. Something about him takes me out of my head, allowing me to escape into someplace else. I can’t explain it, because I don’t understand it myself. I feel like such a whore right now, but I don’t care. I’m never like this; given the fact that what happened last night did, but that’s also more reason I want to. I want to rid my body of the toxins it holds. I don’t want anything left behind of Cole tainting me.

“Okay,” I state in a breathy voice. “Where?”

“My place. Meet me outside and don’t tell Alyvia where you’re going. I’m not dealing with her shit tonight.”

He reaches down and adjusts himself, separating us. The distance makes me feel naked. I instantly hop off the stool, attempting to fix my dress. I look around, but no one is paying us any attention. They are too worried about getting laid themselves; the beauty of a bar. “Give me ten minutes?” 

He nods and takes a step back before halting. “Oh and Piper?” I look at him, waiting on what he has to say. “I’ll give you what you want, but just remember darkness and light can’t coincide. You have to pick a side. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…”

He turns and walks in the direction of the exit. I’m not exactly sure what he meant by that, but I don’t care. Sometimes, I feel like I don’t fit in trying to be this girl that I am from day to day. Maybe I’m living a lie. When choosing either sinner or saint, I’m definitely not a saint, but I strive to be a decent person. Perhaps the darkness is where I belong. 

I may not know many things about Haddox Hayes, but I know one thing: You can’t force someone in a place they aren’t already willing to go. Something is pulling me to him, making me want to explore whatever he has to offer. It’s just a hunch, but I get a feeling, I’d choose darkness with him every time.

 

 

 

“Never let anyone tell you that true love doesn’t exist, because it does. The world may be leaving romance behind, but it can still live in our hearts if we let it. To lose romance would be one of the greatest tragedies. Keep it alive. If it dies the world will be a darker place.” – Yours truly
I found books when I was going through a hard time in life. They became my means of escape when things got bad. I realized quickly how much I loved to take a backseat to someone else’s life and watch the journey unfold. That began my journey with books in November of 2012. I constantly had a book open on my Kindle app. Never in a million years would I have imagined myself as a writer, because I never thought I was creative enough. I’m living proof that things will fall into place when they’re meant to be. People will make their way into our lives when we don’t expect it, setting the path for what we are meant to do. Never give up on people. Never stop taking a chance on others. Someone took a chance on trusting me with her work when she didn’t know me from a stranger on the street and gave me the opportunity of a lifetime as our relationship progressed, which led me to editing and writing as well. This is my dream I never knew I had. As soon as I sat down and gave writing a shot, it was like the floodgates opened. Now, I am lost in a world of fiction in my head, new characters constantly screaming for their stories to be told. Continue to dream and to go for them. No one ever found happiness by sitting on the sidelines. Sometimes we have to take risks and put ourselves out there. Thank you for all of your support, and may there be many books to come. XOXO- C

 

 
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What happens when everything you thought you knew suddenly changes with a few simple words?

When Samantha Connelly fell hard for the one person that could rip her world apart she wasn’t prepared for the bomb he would later drop on her. With a few words, Brian completely turned her world upside down and sent her into an emotional spiral.

Forced to leave town once again, she begged him to come with her…pleaded with him to choose her…to love her, but Brian had his own agenda that he couldn’t deviate from.

What happens when two people who are meant for each other are forced apart with no reunion in sight? How do you recover from the reality that you may never see one another again? How do you go back to being a nobody when all you want in life is to be somebody to someone?

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GASP! You haven’t read book 1? Well start reading and get ready for when Book 2 releases in March…..

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Samantha Connelly has been on the run since she was seven years old. Forced into Witness Protection after her father saw something he shouldn’t has caused her to learn to blend in. She’s moved, changed her name, and her appearance more times than she can count over the last nineteen years all along wondering if it will ever end. Her handler, Kevin, along with her parents have assured her that it won’t be forever, but as the years tick by she’s slowly given up hope that she’ll ever be normal.

Now at 26, Sam has moved to Chicago and is working at the Rusty Nail as a bartender calling herself Mallory. Her father passed away two years before leaving her to finish what he started…put away the ‘bad guys’. Living on the run in hiding has been harder than she ever imagined, and finding love has always been out of the question. Who would want to be with someone they couldn’t be honest with? She’s resigned herself to being alone, until… Brian walks in.

Brian Sellers is everything Sam has been trying to avoid her entire life. He’s clad in leather and torn jeans, donning several tattoos… all-in-all a bad boy. When their eyes connect one evening, everything she’s ever told herself falls to the wayside as an indescribable draw pulls her to him. He’s sexy and domineering, and something about him reminds her of a boy she used to know.

The more time she spends with Brian, the more she wants him, but…Brian is not everything he seems to be. When Sam happens to see the tat on his wrist, the same tat that her father saw all those years ago, she realizes she’s flirting with the enemy. Brian has no idea that he’s hanging out with the one girl his boss wants dead.

Can Sam hide her identity from the first man she’s had real feelings for? What will Brian do when he finds out who she really is? Can love really conquer all?

Being Nobody is the first book in The Witness series.

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Amazon bestselling author of the Second Chances series and the Shattered Trilogy, Heather D’Agostino writes contemporary and new adult romance set in Boston, New York, and North Carolina. Heather has always enjoyed creative writing, but never pursued it as a career option. Born and raised in Harrisburg, NC she received a BA in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After teaching for six years, she decided to leave the profession to be a stay-at-home mom. After finding the world of Fan Fiction, Heather decided to “get her feet wet” in the literary world. With much encouragement and inspiration from the Fan Fiction world, she made the decision to publish her work. Heather prides herself in the fact that her books have real life situations with believable characters. These characters could be your best friend or your next door neighbor. Her first book, Unbreak Me, has been welcomed with open arms into the self-published community giving her the encouragement needed to continue to pursue this dream. Heather currently lives in Syracuse, NY with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, and playing chauffeur for all her children’s activities.

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The Second Chances series

Unbreak Me-book one

The Boy Next Door- book two

The One That Got Away-book three

Inside Out- book 3.5 a Second Chances Novella

Fallen From Grace- book 4

The Family Next Door –book 5
The Shattered Trilogy

Shattered (Shattered #1)

Restored (Shattered #2)

Renewed (Shattered #3)

Destined (Shattered #0.5)

Fated (Shattered #4 Cam & Avery) – Coming 2015
The Broken Series

Irreparably Broken (Broken #1)

Saving Us (Broken #2) – Coming 2015
The Witness Series

Being Nobody – Nov 3, 2014

Becoming Somebody- Coming March 2015
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Behind The Stars

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“FIVE STARS: Very interesting and easy to fall into. As you read it gets more and more interesting, and I loved all the build up and excitement to the end. It ended just as I hoped it would, and the whole “Lord of The flies” with the boys was great!” –Mom with a Kindle

“I was drawn into the story and didn’t want to put it down… I loved it, and I will be looking for more from this author in the future.” –New Adult Addiction

“Exciting, filled with action and adventure, and with just enough romance that it didn’t drive the story, but it most definitely will satisfy those who love a great love story.” –Roxy’s Reviews

“FIVE STARS: A wonderful read with suspense, drama, romance, and even a band of what I call the demented lost boys.” –What’s Beyond Forks

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BEHIND THE STARS

By Leigh T. Moore

 

Prentiss Puckett is certain of three things:

-Graduation is two weeks away.

-Summer only gets hotter in south Mississippi.

-She’s getting a job with air-conditioning.

 

She did not expect to be kidnapped walking to work.

And she never expected to become a hero.

 

Red Dawn meets LOST in this action-adventure/paranormal romance from Amazon bestselling author Leigh Talbert Moore.

 

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By Leigh Talbert Moore

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The guards moved among us, placing dentist-office Dixie cups of what looked like water in front of everyone. A separate guard came to where I sat on the floor, clutching my knees. She lightly took my arm.

“Please return to the table.” Her voice was smooth. “You’ve had a shock. Have some water.”

I wasn’t about to drink anything they gave us. It was Day One all over again, only this time, it was Guyana. We were all being served the Kool-Aid. Next stop, mass graves.

Stupidly, my friends and fellow prisoners had no such qualms. Didn’t anybody watch the History channel? I stared as they all took shaky sips without hesitation.

“Just take a small sip.” The female guard was still with me. “It’ll calm you.”

My throat constricted. My whole body was on revolt. Shaking my head, I didn’t meet her eyes. I only stared at the white cup of water. Braxton was at my side, and he drained his. What the hell made him do that? Did he want to die?

Seconds ticked past and nothing happened. Nobody passed out. Nobody did anything strange—except forget what we’d just witnessed here. Braxton picked up his fork to finish his lunch. They all did. Like one of us had not just been taken out “swiftly and finally.”

Only he had, and I was reeling from the shock.

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Prentiss

“Hearing that story makes me wish I could have been the one to protect you,” he said.

“I don’t need your protection,” I sniffed. “I’m little, but I can take care of myself.”

“Everyone needs help. Sometimes.” He reached up and slid the hair back from his face exposing the scar on his cheek.

I didn’t know how to answer that. I still didn’t know how he’d gotten those scars, but more than that, I didn’t know who I wanted protecting me now.

I stepped through the fence. “I guess this is good-night,” I whispered.

“Sleep well, doctor.”

I shook my head and sneaked past the cabins across the dark yard and into the dormitory. Once inside I stood for several minutes with my face pressed against the doorjamb.

Why was this happening? I wasn’t this kind of person. Other girls got their feelings all mixed up over boys, but I didn’t. That question had been settled in my mind years ago, and yet here I was acting like a starry-eyed little twit. I was failing in my job to rescue us. Everyone was counting on me, and here I was useless, fighting this battle with myself. I had to get it together. I had to get myself back on track, for all of us.


 

About the Author

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Leigh Talbert Moore lives with her husband and two young children in the middle of the country, where she conjures new worlds, characters, and situations while playing chauffeur, chaperone, group activity leader, and referee.

Also by Leigh Talbert Moore:

-DRAGONFLY (New Adult family saga; Book #1 in the Dragonfly series)

-UNDERTOW (New Adult family saga; Book #2 in the Dragonfly series)

-WATERCOLOR (New Adult family saga; Book #3 in the Dragonfly series)

-MOSAIC (New Adult family saga; Book #4/final book in the Dragonfly series)

-BEHIND THE STARS (NA Action-adventure/paranormal romance)

-THE TRUTH ABOUT FAKING (YA romantic comedy)

-THE TRUTH ABOUT LETTING GO (YA coming of age; Top 5 Finalist, 2013 “Best Indie Book Awards” sponsored by The Kindle Book Review)

-ROUGE (New Adult romantic suspense; Quarterfinalist, 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award)

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Loving Josie RDB!

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Loving Josie, A Torey Hope Novel
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This is a stand-alone novel and does not need to be read in order.

Josie Decker has spent her whole life as an unloved and unwanted bother. Like a wild horse captured and bridled, Josie’s spirit is broken. She devises a plan to start her life anew; silently biding her time, she waits for the perfect moment. When that moment arises, Josie takes the opportunity and runs freely into an uncertain future in Torey Hope.

Kyle Martin is a tattooed, pierced, bad boy with a heart of gold. Marching to the beat of his own drummer, Kyle meets his perfect match early on in life. Devastating circumstances beyond his control plunge Kyle into dark despair and suffocating blackness. In an effort to escape the blackness, Kyle accepts an offer from an old friend and moves to Torey Hope.

Josie and Kyle hit it off as close friends and kindred spirits right away. Both are harboring secrets and sadness, but the connection between them is bringing light back to their smiles, their hearts, their lives. Kyle and Josie cling to each other as they battle guilt and crushed spirits. Through it all, with a lot of help from an unexpected accomplice, Kyle and Josie come to view each other in a new light.

When the past catches up to them and causes their lives to come crashing down, will Kyle and Josie get the chance to see where their future is headed? Or will they be forced to admit they waited too long to embrace what was right in front of them the whole time?

A heart-wrenching and heart-warming love story of cherishing the past while embracing the future.

For ages 18+ due to adult language and situations.

 


 

Review by Jamie: This is my first book by this author and it definitely won’t be my last. Sometimes all we need is a good old romantic, heart tugging read and I certainly got it with this one. Not the billionaire reads that have spiraled out of control lately. Don’t get me wrong, I love all my wealthy book boyfriends, but sometimes you just want a regular Joe to get the girl.

Josie Decker was never meant to be born yet she was, and because of that she would suffer. Josie’s high socialite parents were cold, unloving and could not be bothered to bear with the “problem known as Josie”. Josie was never shown love, kindness or affection in her young life but she never lost hope.

Unlike Josie, Kyle Martin had a loving family and was shown love and encouragement all his life, so when he found his true love he thought his life was complete. Tragedy struck in his life. Now Kyle has a shattered heart of gold . How he was living when he met Josie was overridden by pure guilt as each day he lived on. He was the judge and he was the jury, crucifying himself daily. My heart broke and a few tears were shed for Kyle.

Both Josie and Kyle are running from the demons that haunt them everyday when they individually move to Torey Hope. They come to know each other through friends and a beautiful friendship is built, realizing they have more in common than they thought.

The characters as it changed POVs (my favorite) were completely their own voice, the desolation, the happiness, the unhappiness, the despair, the growing, the anger, the determination, all unique to each their own characterizations.

Loving Josie is a beautiful, emotional and steamy read. Provoking feelings from circumstances that are dire, nasty and horrible and delivering hope, happiness and over comings in darkness too. This book is full of visual and emotional stimulation. A perfect emotional, romantic read that contains a healthy dose of drama too.

I am so glad to have had the pleasure of reading it. I received a copy of Loving Josie (thank you soooo much A.D.) in return for an honest review.

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Before the heartbreak, the life-altering choices, and real life closed in on them, they were just two kids in love.

Nick Sutter, the town bad boy, star of Pittsford High School’s football team, and all around playboy wasn’t used to having to work for dates. Leah Carmichael, Pittsford’s Golden Girl, and star on the track team had no desire to land a boyfriend. When she walked into Physics class on the first day of school her junior year, and realized who was in her class, she vowed to ignore him. Nick had no intention of letting her off the hook though. He patiently waited until the right moment to let her know he wanted her.

Unable to resist him, Leah agreed to go on a date. Try as she might, the feelings she’d been suppressing all year came to the surface, and washed over her like a tidal wave. She wanted him, and he wanted her, but…Nick had scouts ready to make his football dreams a reality.

Deciding that Leah was more important than his future, Nick gave up his chance to play at the college level. He chose to stay behind, and build the foundation for what he thought would be a solid future for him and Leah. Only Leah had other plans… she wanted to get out of Pittsford as fast as possible, and was willing to give up anything to do it, including Nick. When the Olympic scouts offered her a chance of a lifetime, she couldn’t tell them ‘no.’

We saw forgiveness in Shattered, desire in Restored, and unconditional love in Renewed. Now, see how it all started in Destined- Nick and Leah’s beginning.

Review by Jennifer: This was a great addition to the Shattered series. If you haven’t read the other books in the series, then you should start with this one. This book is 0.5. I loved being able to go back and see how it all began. Even knowing what would happen, since I’ve read the rest of the series before this, didn’t make it any easier when Leah was faced with her toughest choice. Stay with Nick or follow her dreams of being an Olympian. It was great to see how they fell in love, the struggle Leah had with being able to let go and actually admit to herself that she had feelings for Nick. The chemistry between them is amazing. The struggle is also heartbreaking. Go grab this whole series now!

All of Heather’s novels flow well for me and I get lost in the world she’s created. I can’t wait to read more from her!

5-stars

 

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Amazon bestselling author of the Second Chances series and the Shattered Trilogy, Heather D’Agostino writes contemporary and new adult romance set in Boston, New York, and North Carolina. Heather has always enjoyed creative writing, but never pursued it as a career option. Born and raised in Harrisburg, NC she received a BA in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After teaching for six years, she decided to leave the profession to be a stay-at-home mom. After finding the world of Fan Fiction, Heather decided to “get her feet wet” in the literary world. With much encouragement and inspiration from the Fan Fiction world, she made the decision to publish her work. Heather prides herself in the fact that her books have real life situations with believable characters. These characters could be your best friend or your next door neighbor. Her first book, Unbreak Me, has been welcomed with open arms into the self-published community giving her the encouragement needed to continue to pursue this dream. Heather currently lives in Syracuse, NY with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, and playing chauffeur for all her children’s activities.

You can follow Heather at http://hdagostinobooks.weeby.com




Bibliography:

The Second Chances series

  • Unbreak Me-book one
  • The Boy Next Door- book two
  • The One That Got Away-book three
  • Inside Out- book 3.5 a Second Chances Novella
  • Fallen From Grace- book 4
  • The Family Next Door –book 5

The Shattered Trilogy

  • Shattered (Shattered #1)
  • Restored (Shattered #2)
  • Renewed (Shattered #3)
  • Destined (Shattered #0.5) – Coming January 2015
  • Fated (Shattered #4 Cam & Avery) – Coming April 2015

The Broken Series

  • Irreparably Broken (Broken #1)
  • Saving Us (Broken #2) – Coming 2015

The Witness Series

  • Being Nobody – Nov 3, 2014
  • Becoming Somebody- Coming early 2015

Standalones

  • PrivilegedAll books are available on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and CreateSpace

 

 

New Years in Manhattan

Check our Louise Bay’s whole serial novellas! Below you can find all three! They are an amazing series filled with lots of spice!

 

AWeekInNY

Adult Contemporary

The Empire State Trilogy, Part 1

Released: October 21, 2014

Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Each novella is around 30k words

Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She’s tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she’s a magnet for men who don’t deserve her.

A week’s vacation in New York is the ultimate distraction from her most recent break-up, as well as a great place to meet a stranger and have some summer fun. But to protect her still-bruised heart, fun comes with rules. There will be no sharing stories, no swapping numbers, and no real names. Just one night of uncomplicated fun.

Super-successful serial seducer Ethan Scott has some rules of his own. He doesn’t date, he doesn’t stay the night, and he doesn’t make any promises.

It should be a match made in heaven. But rules are made to be broken.

 A Week in New York is the first in a series of three novellas.

 


 

AutumnInLondon

The Empire State Trilogy, Part 2

Released December 2, 2014

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Each novella is around 30k words

Anna Kirby went to New York to escape heartbreak and have some fun. She wasn’t meant to meet someone . . . someone like Ethan. Now, back in London, she’s faced with another man to get over.

Ethan Scott broke every one of his rules during his week with Anna and now he can’t seem to go back to life before her. A business trip to London gives him the opportunity to change his rules for good. Will he take it?

Autumn in London is the second part of The Empire State Series, a series of three novellas.


 

NewYearInManhattan

The Empire State Trilogy, Part 3

Release: January 13, 2015

Each novella is around 30k words

The Empire State Series concludes in New Year in Manhattan.

Anna and Ethan are separated by the Atlantic Ocean. Their previous rules no longer apply.

In order to make things work, Anna needs to let go of her past and take a risk with Ethan. Ethan needs to learn how to deal with the ambiguity of a relationship.

Long-distance relationships are never easy and their relationship is fragile. For how long can it survive under the pressure of separation? Are either of them prepared to give up what they have for the other?

But distance isn’t the only obstacle Anna and Ethan face. Ultimately they have to decide whether they want to share a future together.


Review by Jamie for New Year in Manhattan: I was once again honored by the talented Louise Bay to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I can say right off that I fell in love with Ethan and Anna and was a bit crushed to see it end.

We pick up right where Autumn in London left off with Ethan flying back to New York to take care of things with his company, and Anna in London. They are trying to make their relationship work., being committed to one another heart and soul. It is hard though when you have never had a relationship, or a good one. The distance is super hard for both of them, though they both have a hard time expressing it. Once they finally open their lines of communication, happiness ensues.

They are just a hot and steamy couple who finally figure out what they want, each other. While apart they communicate, very well I might add, what they need and want from the other one. I don’t want to spoil the fun, but Ethan’s dirty talk had me all hot and bothered!

Beyond the sexy, dirty talking going on in the book, this also has comical and romantic written all in it!

As I said before, I fell in love with Ethan and Anna in A Week in New York (book #1) and have loved them until the end. Thank you Louise Bay for a great trilogy series and I would love to read more of your talent anyti

5-stars

 


About the Author

I write sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind I like to read. My books Faithful and Hopeful are stand-alone novels although there are some overlapping characters. The Empire State Series of novellas starts with A Week in New York.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, I love all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so I’ll settle for books and films.

I love the rain, the West Wing, London, days when you don’t have to wear make-up, being alone, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

Hearing from readers is the best thing in the world so get in touch!

 

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Title: Sarah’s Premonition
Author: TR Lykins
Genre: Clean Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 2015

Waking up with a feeling of dread, Sarah Lynn Dean attempts to go on with her day. Getting closer to her destination she is overwhelmed with such feelings of pain and sadness. It causes her to make a spur of the moment decision. A decision that not only changes her course but her life forever.



One day can change forever.



Adam Castiel Parker is stunned by the beautiful stranger. Compelled to follow her, he must find out who she is. Before he takes his next step the loud noise behind him steal his attention. Turning to find the source, he loses the beautiful stranger.



Will she be lost forever? Will he ever be able to thank her for the gift she gave to him without even knowing?



Never to be forgotten.



Sarah must learn that life must go on even on the darkest of days. A day that irrevocably changes the world!

 

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I am married to the love of my life and have been married to him for twenty years. When I met my husband it was love at first sight so I am still a believer in love. We even got married three months after we meet. I am a stay at home mom of two wonderful boys who keep me on my toes.As a stay at home mom, I became a avid reader who loves and reads most genres. The love of these books spiked my interest to learn more about the book world and the process it took to become an author. Learning as much as I can about the wonderful world of writing, I had to write my story. I’ve had this story building in my head for over a year and I just needed to share it with everyone. Educating myself in this industry has made me work hard to obtain my goals of writing and becoming an author. The learning process has also made me appreciate, what all these authors have accomplished and all the hard work they put in. I can’t wait to share my story with you!!! My novel is a Clean New Adult/Young Adult Romance. Hope you enjoy my unique story about love.

 

Angels & Whiskey Cover Reveal

Release Date: Feb
9, 2015 
 
Synopsis 
Whiskey, women and sleepless nights
United States Army Captain Gabriel Hastings knew he would always follow in his grandfathers footsteps. Serving his country was his destiny.
Until he fell in love
When Gabes love affair is cut short, he turns to whiskey for comfort and swears he will never fall in love again.
Until he bumps into an unexpected angel
By all appearances, Autumn Jones has the perfect life. Her husband, Richard, is a loving man who wants to be a father to her unborn children. But Autumn knows the truth. Richard has a controlling, dark side that leaves nothing to chance, especially Autumn. Hell stop at nothing to make her the trophy wife he wants her to be.
When Autumn bumps into Gabe, he consumes her every thought, but she cant act on her feelings. Shes married to a dark man she can never leave.
When he learns who Autumns husband really is, Gabe knows he will stop at nothing to protect her. Or is it too late for him to save his angel?
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About the Author
Kimberly Knight lives in the
mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her
spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, watching the San
Francisco Giants and San Jose Sharks kick butt, crushing candy on Candy Crush,
playing computer games like World of Warcraft with Audrey Harte and online
poker. Now that she lives near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and
doing more outdoor stuff like…watching hot guys ski. However, the bulk of her
time is dedicated to writing and reading Romance and Erotic fiction.
 

 

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Surrender by Violetta Rand

Surrender

Synopsis: Welcome to the Devil’s Den, a Texas strip club where the air is heavy with desire—and sometimes dreams come true.

Ever since her mother kicked her out, twenty-year-old Robyn Gonzalez has been working the poles at the Devil’s Den, saving up to finish college and travel the world. With only her wits and her gorgeous body to rely on, Robyn has learned to be independent—fiercely independent. She’s never been tempted to let a man distract her from her dreams . . . until she meets the dead-sexy Garrick Dempsey.

The club’s new head of security, Garrick had walked away from a career as a mechanical engineer to return to his roots in Corpus Christi. He hadn’t planned on getting to know someone like Robyn, with her sinfully sweet combination of vulnerability and strength, at the Devil’s Den. She acts tough, but only because she’s been hurt. Soon Garrick knows he will do anything to win Robyn’s trust. And if that means surrendering to the red-hot chemistry between them, all the better.

Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by Loveswept

LINKS: Goodreads | Facebook


 

Review by Jennifer: All Robyn has ever been able to depend on is herself. Being kicked out at a young age has made her strong. She’s a survivor. She plans on finishing college and to do that she has to do things she wouldn’t normally do, which means working at the Devil’s Den. She’s not like the other girls at the club. She’s strictly by the rules.

A chance meeting brings her face to face with Garrick Dempsey. He appears to have stepped out of story book, rescuing her and keeping her safe. She’s never relied on anyone before and it’s making it hard for her to break out of her shell. She’s not sure whether to open up and trust him or to stick to her guns.

Then she finds out he’s going to be working at the Devil’s Den and it’s all she can think about. He’s all she can think about. He’s turned her whole world upside down. He wants her badly, even when her mother and father want nothing to do with her.

Robyn is in trouble though. With someone after her because she “heard” too much, Garrick will do anything he can to protect her. Robyn on the other hand will do anything to protect Garrick and her friends. Which may end up costing her her life.

This book was very suspenseful and I loved the chemistry between Robyn and Garrick! Garrick is very much the alpha and protector, but Robyn herself is a strong character that knows how to take care of herself. Definitely an awesome read!

5-stars

By Jennifer Laslie Posted in Reviews

Autumn In London Blog Tour

AutumnInLondon

Part 2 of the The Empire State Trilogy

Releasing December 2, 2014

Anna Kirby went to New York to escape heartbreak and have some fun. She wasn’t meant to meet someone . . . someone like Ethan. Now, back in London, she’s faced with another man to get over.

Ethan Scott broke every one of his rules during his week with Anna and now he can’t seem to go back to life before her. A business trip to London gives him the opportunity to change his rules for good. Will he take it?

Autumn in London is the second part of The Empire State Series, a series of three novellas.


 

Review by Jamie: 

     The talented Louise Bay has once again given me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I fall in love with her characters and her writing is so well done you cannot help but feel like you are there with them.
     After a wonderful week in New York, I am back in the real world. Back to work, and man am I playing catch-up. One week gone from this place and it looks like I’ve been gone 6 months. The PR firm is busy, but something is a miss. The buzz around the water cooler is that we are going under and that either we all are losing our jobs or a new company will come in and take over. I am all for a take over, as long I can keep my job. As I am busying myself with my work, getting my assistant to help with a clients’ needs and the details requested, the hairs on the back of neck begin to stand up, goosebumps form on my arms. I feel him before I see him. I turn around and there he is. Ethan. My week of rebound sex in my building, walking past reception and into the big conference room with my boss and the head boss. What in the hell is he doing here? Surely I am not that good to fly 3,000 miles for another lay am I?
     No. No. No. Anna get your damn head out of the clouds and find out what the heck he wants!! I know what I want, but is that what he wants? Why is he here? What happened to no names, no games, no bullshit? Only one way to find out and hope I can keep my head on straight, and my heart out of the way.
     I am not giving away any spoilers but if one week was great in New York, 3 months in London with Ethan will not dissatisfy your appetite for love or lust.
5-stars

 

About the Author

I write sexy, romantic, contemporary novels – the kind I like to read!

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the seventies and eighties, I love all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so I’ll settle for books and films.

I love the rain, the West Wing, London, days when you don’t have to wear make-up, being alone, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

 

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