Sunday, September 24, 2017

Merakai

Title - Merakai

Series - Halfway House Series (Book 6 of 7)

Author - Dzintra Sullivan

Genre - Paranormal, Romantic Comedy

Release Date - September 24th, 2017

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I'm Merakai. I was born on the Island of Shadows and thought I'd die here, kind of wish I had. The daughter of a naiad and a shadow walker has left me with a unique ability to use any water surface as a portal of escape. I don't trust anyone. How can I? When I know there’s a price on my head, and a rider ready to collect?

Barren, a handsome blood mage I met on the Island, well, I like him, a lot. He looks at me like I’m something special. My father stole his blood and has it hidden away, it’s his 'ace card' to save him from a death sentence. Where do the lines of family loyalty and destined love lie? Ivan Grey, the single most despised person in recent history, is my father. I hate him. I want him dead. I want him to pay the price he’s inflicted on others. But... he is my father.
 

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“So…” She buckled up and relaxed back into the white faux leather seats. “What, where and why?” “Pardon?” Barren spoke, his head slightly tilted to his shoulder, eyes remaining firmly planted on the road ahead. “Where is the parlor? What are you getting? And Why?” she repeated. Barren nodded. “Ohh… well, Ashja recommended a shop on the other side of town, ‘Ink Balz,’ he said a few of the wolves run it.” Barren flipped a look back at Merakai, the word wolf made her wince slightly. “Wolves here aren’t like on the Island, the last few weeks we’ve been going to ‘Hair Balz’ a local bar run by the pack.” Torsten jumped in, “Dolph is the pack leader. Between you and me I think he has a massive crush on Eloise.” Wiggling his eyebrows. “He’s like a big puppy begging to have his tummy rubbed whenever he’s near her.” He laughed. “You both sound like you’ve settled in fast,” Merakai said, a slight ping of jealousy to her voice. Her focus had been on her father and everyone judging her because of that fact. Yet, sitting here in the back of a car, traveling to a tattoo parlor was the most fun she’d had in months. She could feel the stress leaching from her muscles. This was exactly what she needed and the two guys she needed it to be with. “What’s not to like?” Torsten chuckled, sitting back into the front seat, his hands linked behind his head. “This is heaven. We have a warm bed, we have food that we don’t have to hunt down first. There are people who care about us, not to mention the freedom to come and go. Pubs, clubs, beaches and even a tattoo shop…” Torsten’s smile was sincere. “How could anyone not be happy here… I love Havenlea and never want to leave.” “I guess…” Merakai said, her sight drifting to the trees passing at a speed that created a constant green blur at the window. “Raki?” Can I call you that?” Torsten asked tentatively. She nodded and he continued, “Cool, okay, Rakes babe, what’s up?” Twisting his body to sit sideways on the chair, his arm bent and rested on the top of the seat. “The three of us shared the Island, nothing can change that, but we can help each other.” He looked at Barren then back to Merakai in the back seat. “Even Whitey here can be a warm and fuzzy guy.” “We shared the Island but in very different ways. You were sent there, I was born there. Not to mention… my father,” Merakai’s voice was quiet and distant. Barren nodded. “Yeah, your dad is a dick.” Torsten hit his arm. “Oomph… What?” Barren followed Torsten’s flicking eyes to look at Merakai in the rearview mirror, she had sunken even further into the back seat. “Oh, fuck, sorry,” Barren apologized. “Hey, at least you know he’s a dick. I don’t even know who my dad is, and believe me he could be an even bigger dick than yours for all I know.” Barren laughed. “Besides, we aren’t defined by the dicks that are our parents… the ones we know or the ones we don’t know.” “You’re a fucking dick.” Torsten rolled his eyes as laughter escaped Merakai’s mouth. “That he is,” Merakai said softly. “Hey,” Barren faked his shock at being called a dick. “There’s the shop. Let’s go get this dick inked.” He pulled the hand brake up as the engine shut down. “Wait, not my dick, but my… oh fuck.” Barren laughed and growled at Torsten for making him look like a bigger dick in front of the hot chick. “Don’t growl at me, fido, you’re holding your own dick on this one.” Torsten held his hands up as he got out of the car, opening the back door for Merakai to exit. Merakai trying her best, but unsuccessfully not to laugh, as she followed the two guys into the shop.




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My name is Dzintra Sullivan and I am an author based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. I am happily married to an amazing Canadian man and a mother of four delightful children. I fell in love with books as a young girl, reading Judy Blume and Enid Blyton. I progressed onto loving the supernatural genre as a teenager and never left. I write romantic comedies with a paranormal twist, my motto being "Love Is Love, no matter species you are". I write to escape the normal, my books are heavy in humor, heavy in sarcasm, and heavy in love. Even readers who aren't a fan of paranormal, love my books. They are not the normal paranormal books, nor am I the normal kind of author. Take a chance, pick up one of my books, and escape with me.

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Title: Beauty: A Hate Story, The End
Series: Hate Story Duet #2
Author: Mary Catherine Gebhard
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Dark Romance
Release Date: September 21, 2017



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Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.

My prince was a Beast with blood on his hands and ice in his veins. My family offered to save me. The only price: leaving the tattered pieces of my heart behind.

Our love was irrational. Cruel. Unforgiving. Nothing like the storybooks said it should be—but it was perfect.

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Once upon a time, I thought love meant happily ever after.

Now I know better.


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Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She's lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life, but occasionally goes on vacation from reality. Don't worry, she sends postcards.



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Series: Heart of the City #
Author: C.J. Duggan
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Genre: New Adult
Cover Design: Keary Taylor
Release Date: November 26, 2017



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The fourth standalone novel in CJ Duggan's Heart of the City series from the internationally bestselling author of the Summer and Paradise series.

What's the saying again . . . when in Rome, do a Roman?

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When in Rome is the fourth standalone book in CJ Duggan's sassy, sexy new adult series, Heart of the City.








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CJ DUGGAN is the internationally bestselling author of over ten books. She lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales. When she isn't writing books about swoony boys and 90s pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos.



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Author: Kirsty Dallas
Genre: Comedy Romance
Release Date: September 23, 2017



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Cocktails…tick
Wing-woman …tick
Sunny beach and hot cabana boy…tick
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Kirsty Dallas is the Best Selling and Award Winning Author of the comedy romance novel, Decker's Wood and the highly acclaimed Mercy's Angels Series. She has also written stand alone novels, Breeze Of Life, Violet Addiction and the dystopian fiction, When Nothing Is All You've Got, which has been nominated for an award at Readers Favorite. She is also a screenwriter who most recently embarked on a joint project with Director and screenwriter, Chris Sun. As co-writer and script editor on the film Boar, this highly anticipated horror has been signed to Universal Pictures Australia in 2017. While she adores writing, and cannot imagine a world without words, she also loves passing on the knowledge she has accumulated over the years to those just starting out. So feel free to reach out to her at any time.



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Series: Southern Heart Series #3
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Covers
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Release Date: TBC



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I had everything I ever wanted, living the dream, at least that's what I always thought. The night we met, we had an instant attraction, but she was with someone else. When we reunited a few months later, that pull was still there, stronger than ever. So strong, that even though she was hundreds of miles away, I perused her. I told myself that I just wanted to get to know her. Deep down I knew it was more.

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Am I willing to give up my dream for him?

Can two souls come together by the force of Southern Attraction?






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Title: Heart of a Cowboy
Series: Elk Heights Ranch #1
Author: Kristin Vayden
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp
Genre: Western Romance
Cover Design: Cora Bignardi
Release Date: December 19, 2017



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A stubborn cowboy has sworn never to forgive or forget—but one special woman may find a way to change his mind . . .
 
Hospice nurse Laken Garlington helps people face the end with peace and dignity, surrounded by their loved ones. But the son of her new patient didn’t come home to reunite with his dad. So why is Cyler Myer back in horse country? It’s clear the sexy, six-three hunk with the steely eyes has a score to settle, and Laken doesn’t plan on being collateral damage . . . no matter how irresistible she finds the prodigal cowboy.

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Kristin's inspiration for the romance she writes comes from her tall, dark and handsome husband with killer blue eyes. With five children to chase, she is never at a loss for someone to kiss, something to cook or some mess to clean but she loves every moment of it! Life is full—of blessings and adventure! Needless to say she’s a big fan of coffee and wine…and living in Washington she’s within walking distance of both!



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Title: Daddy's Best Friend
Authors: J. L. Beck & Kylie Carter 
Genre: Romance





 


She’s my best friend’s daughter…

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When her father asks me to watch over her for a few months, I think nothing of it, until she steps across my threshold with her tone, tan legs, and sassy mouth.

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J.L. Beck is the author of over thirty different novels, and novellas. She resides in Wisconsin with her two children and husband. When she's not reading, or writing you can find her shopping, catching up on her favorite tv shows or spending time with her loved ones.

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