Falling for my boss, Damon Dreygon, was never part of the plan. I was meant to seek from him what my boyfriend, Harvey Stark, refused to give me--someone to kiss me, someone to touch me, and maybe even someone to heal my wounds. Instead in Damon, I found a mentor. I found a dark prince minus the charming part. Most importantly, in Damon, I found my voice coupled with my own strength. This was never…
One night. Two futures. Almost three years of repair. Four beating hearts healing from pain. Five lives forever tied.
M . H . B . graduated law from a Canadian University. She loves spending time with her partner and her German Shepherd Dog. She has a passion for animals and enjoys the simple things in life: books, music, chocolate, sunny days, and overall wellness. When she is not writing, her mind is in another world, with a book in hand.
A missed opportunity five years ago makes for an unexpected encounter now between two people meant for each other – but who square off in a very public battle of wills in the small town of Love You, Maine, where every day is Valentine’s Day. Can love conquer all in a town steeped in it? Kell Luview refuses to be a sucker at love again. Five years ago, he left D.C. with his tail between…
Can Kell and Rachel fight their growing attraction in the one place in the world where you can’t avoid love?
If you’re looking for a fun read about enemies to lovers, forced proximity, heroines who get their comeuppance and sworn bachelors felled by unexpected true love, featuring a hot bearded lumberjack impervious to poison ivy, and a city-slicker, jaded career woman with a penchant for great coffee, set in a small town in New England – then this is your book.
Grab a cup of (properly good) coffee, a can of hot cocoa mix, a jar of Fluff and maybe some calamine lotion (just in case), and get your happymeter ready as you read the very first book in New York Times bestselling romantic comedy author Julia Kent’s Love You, Maine series – where love isn’t just a feeling – it’s a way of life.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 4 New York Times bestsellers and more than 21 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French, German, and Italian, with more titles releasing in the future.
From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire she met in a romantic comedy).
She lives in New England with her husband and three children where she is the only person in the household with the gene required to change empty toilet paper rolls.
Sometimes the most enchanting monsters are the ones you can’t see, only feel… I am a survivor. For the past ten years, I’ve been forced to give every part of me to sinister vampires in a feeding community. But when I touched an ancient book and recited a spell out of sheer desperation and zero arcane knowledge, a dark entity came to me. Rescued me. Mrak helped me escape. I have no idea what I’ve…
MONSTER INSIDE is the first of a M/F paranormal monster romance duology.
Our Author Tells All
Can you tell your readers something about why you chose this particular topic to write about?
What appealed to you about it?
Why do you think it is different and your approach is unique?
Monster Inside is the first of a dark fantasy monster romance duology—that’s a mouthful! Basically, there’s a heroine who’s had a really crappy, traumatic past, a shadow demon that saved her but isn’t totally corporeal yet, and a pact that binds them together, but is never real enough compared to Aisling wanting her monster to be there in flesh and blood. It’s a quick read, but it’s equal parts dark and spicy and even hopeful, to some degree, as Aisling works through what’s happened to her to create a future she decides. She doesn’t always come out as the “good guy” though! I think that’s the most interesting aspect of it. Writing a world where no one is actually “good” and everyone just falls on a sort of mostly gray scale of things has been very fun and refreshing to explore. It’s darker than I normally write, but that’s also what made it different and fun for me—and hopefully for readers as well!
How long do you think about a topic before deciding to write about it?
That varies series by series! For Monster Inside, I actually had the idea for it (a woman who’d escaped a vampire feeding community with a shadow demon attached to her) back in 2018. But it wasn’t until recently that I thought I could expand upon it enough to write a series. Then there are plots like my other new release, Oath-Breaker: Angel of Death and Demons Book One, that came to me in a single night, blurb and all!
What do you read when you are ill in bed?
Old favourites are my go-to when sick. Which is mostly that mid 2010’s paranormal and urban fantasy, both the more popular titles and some lesser-known novels.
What is your favourite genre?
Fantasy is by far my favorite genre, but I’m not sure I could pick a sub-genre. I love writing paranormal romance, but I love everything from paranormal to urban to epic fantasy and everything in between.
Which of your books / series are you most proud of?
I think I’m most proud of Monster Inside and this duology. It’s far outside my normal comfort zone and it’s taken me to some interesting spaces and character mindsets to explore.
What music – if any – do you think inspires you to write? Is it different for each novel or the same?
Instrumental is where it’s at for me, especially piano music. I can’t write to anything with words, but I do love matching up scenes with instrumental music like a movie!
Were you inspired by any folk stories? If so which ones? And what was it about them that inspired you?
Definitely! My first series is named after Atlantis because I am a sucker for sunken city stories, particularly Atlantis. I love mythology and drawing inspiration from myths and legends! There is always just so much in them and they’re epic and inspiring.
Should monsters /criminals be given a second chance? Can they be reformed? What is the best type of prison for them? (you can include paranormals here)
The romantic in me says yes, some can be for sure, and those stories can make for some amazing reading!
What about turning your best seller into a film or TV series – would you want to write the script or be on the production team?
OMG yes, that would be amazing. I dream of this, to be able to work with a team like that and create something—whether it’s my work or not. I think that would be a lot of fun!
River Starr writes books that help you escape, especially fantasy romance full of magic and supernaturals. Favorite things: coffee, wine, chocolate, and a heavy dose of books to chase away the dark… or invite delicious darkness in.
Fucking hell, this isn’t the time to be reminiscing. The atmosphere becomes stifling. My breathing labors. I can feel Simone getting closer.
I look across the room and gasp, taking a couple of breaths to get my treacherous heart under control. The bastard betrays me, thumping erratically at the sight of her.
Is it even possible that Simone has gone from beautiful to otherworldly? She ages like fine wine. Yeah, that shit is cliché, but it’s not when it’s true. Her dress hugs every curve, leaving nothing to the imagination. My eyes follow the deep v down her chest, showing the swell of her breasts.
I want to run over and shield her from the eyes watching her. Old habits die hard.
Every motherfucker in here can see her.
She’s not yours.
My mouth curves up with an image of her on her knees, my hands fisting her hair as she gags on my cock.
I’m fucking sick.
I shake my head to rid myself of the image.
Our eyes collide. Turmoil brews in their depth. Simone braces herself for my reaction. She drags her eyes across my body, giving it a once-over. My stomach muscles knot like rope at the perusal. There’s no warm embrace. Simone doesn’t run to me, begging for forgiveness.
Trapped in her cage as a socialite, Romy just wants her freedom, but getting caught speeding puts her in danger in more ways than one. The cop’s attention is magnetic, intense, and positively sinful, and being at his mercy might be just what her life needs. When Mike pulls over the pretty girl trying to break the sound barrier, he’s not prepared for her innocence, or just how tempting her vulnerability is. Everything about her…
Trapped in her cage as a socialite, Romy just wants her freedom.
Sometimes attraction is too strong to ignore.
Christine Paige grew up in a small town outside of Spokane, Washington, where she lived on a farm, riding her father’s cattle, before she could convince him into purchasing a pony for her.
After high school she packed her bags and moved to New York City where she was a nanny for a few years, before landing a job at the American Red Cross, then becoming a Paramedic for the FDNY. Her stepmother introduced her to the love of romance novels.
Christine writes in the early morning hours, most of her free time is spent hanging out with her four special needs rescue dogs, or she is out wandering the trails on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Christine considers family, friends, and her critters to be the most important aspect of her life. Gunner’s Girl is Christine’s first novel.