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Ceri is a New York native living in California with her two cats, Mercy, and Eugene Fitzherbert, who should be very thankful she didn't name him frying pan. She is a proud functioning introvert and lover of all things geeky. You can find her haunting the Twitter machine or posting pictures of her ridiculous cats on Instagram.
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I’ll admit, having nine New Year's resolutions makes me twitchy. After all, I’m Allison Gottlieb; overthinker, overachiever, hot mess extraordinaire. I’ve spent my entire life trying to be the best but for some reason, I’ve always fallen short. When a near meltdown (and maybe too much champagne) lands me in front of an old friend, things finally start looking up.
If Mateo Ramirez, personal trainer, self-discipline junkie, and the Internet’s favorite smoothie-making underwear model, offers to help you, you say yes. We haven't seen each other in years but if anyone can help me turn my life around, it’s him. His smokin’ hot body is cold, hard proof of that.
Don’t judge me; I’m a lawyer. I like proof. A lot.
Mateo promises to test my limits and help me face my fears. He’s even feeding my neurosis by giving me that wonderfully even-numbered tenth resolution. But what I don’t know is that, in the midst of helping me check each item off my agenda, he has some resolutions of his own. And they all lead to one thing: becoming more than friends.
Eleven romantic comedy authors have teamed up to bring you *Happy New You*, a sexy, funny, heartwarming story about friendship, perseverance, and finding love in this crazy thing we call life. Oh, and the magic of onesie pajamas.
These characters have had it with love—or, if not with that, with Valentine’s Day. But no matter how they fight it, Cupid refuses to relent. From struggling singles to secret crushes to enemies turned much, much more, these lightning strikes of love will add a spark of hope to your holiday.
Worst Valentine’s Day Ever flips the script on lonely hearts who seem destined for Valentine's disaster. If you like laugh-out-loud rom-coms, terrible dates gone right, and gorgeous happily-ever-afters, then you’ll love this adorable collection. It ain't all hearts and roses; but these tales of triumph will find your faith in Valentine's Day—and your faith in love—restored.
The Worst Day Ever Series
The Worst Day Ever Series collects tales of hilarity, hope and survival for characters facing classically-stressful situations. From not-so-happy holidays to doomed-to-be-a-disaster predicaments, they find the love they need to get them through. This series is proud to feature characters from diverse backgrounds, #ownvoices authors, and a range of romantic themes: contemporary to paranormal, cis/hetero to LGBTQ+, sweet to steamy, body-positive, neurodiverse, interracial/multicultural, and more.
It was only supposed to be one time, but they can’t get enough.
Asshole. That’s the first thing I think of when I meet my neighbor, Tony.
At least until his oddly chivalrous and honest sexuality has me panting in the hot New York City humidity. We’re fire and flame, our chemistry combustible. When he’s offered a job on the other side of the world I realize anything between us can only be a fling. My work is in New York and long-distance isn’t my thing. Two months is all I can give him.
After one night with Sophie I know she’s the one.
When my boss offers me a top position in Rome, I should be focused on my job, not imagining the next time I can pin down my sexy new neighbor. She’s all I think about. Sophie wants us to keep things casual then go our separate ways before I move. No hurt feelings. No misunderstandings. But I know she’s meant to be mine and I’m willing to play for keeps.
Halloween is for trick-or-treaters and grumpy neighbors who give candy sweet kisses.
Nosy neighbors, a ridiculously sexy Zorro costume, and an old-fashioned high school dance bring new neighbors, Josh and Nettie, together, but will the shadows of Josh’s divorce and Nettie’s need for approval spook them for good, or will the romantic atmosphere of toilet papered trees and egged houses be enough to make them choose treats over tricks?
Who said dating your baby’s daddy would be complicated?
For the past few years, I’ve been raising my former best friend’s kid. So when she storms into town, wanting the child back, it’s not surprising that I need something to distract me from panicking. Enter sex god artist, Nick. He drives me wild and gives me the confidence to pursue my dreams. But when I discover my kid is his, I’m faced with a dilemma. Do I tell him, and risk him taking her away? Or do I keep it to myself and jeopardize the best love I’ve ever known?
I made a mistake years ago. The result? A baby I’ve been looking for, desperately wanting to be part of their life. After years of fruitless searching, I’m about to blow my lid from frustration. It isn’t until sexy as sin Meera comes into my life that I’m able to relax. But when the trail for my kid leads me to Meera and her daughter, everything we’ve built together might shatter. All because of a hidden truth.
For years I was forced to live a life I hated, but I broke free, and now own a small real estate business. One that's deep in the red. In walks the robotic and rich Mr. Petrov in need of an agent. He's an answer to my problems, but also a mystery I need to uncover. Even his epic assholery can't dissuade my curiosity.
Michael proves he's no robot. He's so genuine I can't help but fall. As a shadow from my past threatens him and my sister, it's my responsibility to protect them. I take care of my own problems, and when Michael wants to step in, I make one thing clear: white knights need not apply.
I'm ambitious, I'm successful, and I know what I want. I'm also frustratingly unsettled, searching for something I can never find. A place where I can be myself. Where I'll feel at home. My sexy new real estate agent knows what I need before I can say a word. She sees through me.
Adele makes me want to give up control, but trust is a word I've forgotten. How can I give myself over to her when she doesn't tell me anything about her past? How can I trust her? I guess it's a good thing she doesn't take no for an answer.
After years of applying for a botany fellowship, I’ve finally got an interview. The only downside is it’s in the one place I can’t go, New York, where my family died, and my memories were stolen. Going back would be a nightmare.
I can’t remember anything from before waking up in the hospital, and I don’t want to.
My brain is messed up, and here comes this devastatingly sexy guy, Santiago, who tells me we used to be in love, that I was his everything, and that he’s gonna do all he can to help me get my memories back. He only wants my happiness, but what the hell do I want? Is it Santiago, or is it the idea of a love I never knew?
I needed a vacation, badly. I’m on the outs with my family, and I’m struggling with my music. California sounds like a great way to ignore my problems. That is until I see her.
Opal will always be the girl who got away. Actually, she’s the girl I fell in love with the summer after college then disappeared without a word. No calls. No texts. Nothing. I thought I was over her but being near her only brings up all the old feelings.
She was always the one for me, now I’ve gotta convince her I’ve always been the one for her. >
I’m fine, at least that’s what I tell everyone. A series of heartbreaks drives me to move across the country and hide away in my pajamas, until a sexy gardener at the San Francisco botanical gardens gets me off my ass. Hell, Jack saves me when I step in dog shit. He’s close to perfect.
But the past has a way of catching up to me. A promise I made my husband before he died keeps me bound, keeps any chance at love a distant dream. The more time I spend with Jack, the guiltier I feel for breaking my promise. Everyone’s got their hang-ups, right?
Life is good. I’ve got a successful business and I’m an active member of my community. I know better than most that our tragedies shape who we are, but Gemma comes from a world that nearly wrecked me. Yet no matter how hard I try, I can’t leave this undeniable thing I’ve got for her alone.
Being with Gemma makes me feel like a new man, like I’ve been sleepwalking through life without even knowing it. But something from her past keeps us from moving forward. Someone. Can a simple man compete with a ghost?
Temperatures are shooting sky-high, but Faye Arnell doesn’t need a weatherman to tell her it’s about to get hotter than hell
Four months ago, I moved from New York to California, and my life changed for the better. Beautiful weather—most of the time—and a job I love. Life is perfect.
There’s just one little thing. Well, a big thing, actually. I can’t stop fantasizing about my neighbor.
Ben is tall—like, really tall. His beautiful eyes and lickable skin have me hypnotized. And don’t even get me started on his dimple. It’s as if he was made to drive me crazy.
The walls are thin. Paper-thin. Accidentally-on-purpose-overhearing-him-having-great-sex thin.
I’ve got it bad enough on a regular day, but this heat has me crawling out of my skin, restless and desperate. My hormone-fueled, vibrator-assisted fantasies aren’t exactly helping me cope.
And now he’s at my door.
Things are about to get sticky.
This book is approximately 13,000 words
One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!
The Dirty Bits from Carina Press give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two, these sex-filled microromances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after.
I’m Gabriel Chang, first assistant to Michael Petrov, the wealthiest businessman in Manhattan, and I’m in love with Lulu Jimenez. My love for her is embarrassingly instant after she saves me from getting beat up by a couple of goons. She's pretty much my hero.
When my boss offers her a job at Petrov Incorporated, I jump at the chance to get to know her better. She’s smart, ambitious and everything I can ever want in a partner. But when the goons start following me, trying to reap some payback, I’ve got a decision to make.
Do I leave Lulu in the dark, risking our budding relationship by keeping her out of my scheme to take care of the goons once and for all, or do I ask my knight in shining armor for help once more, risking her safety?
WWMHLD? What would my hero Lulu do?
Wonderfully Strange is a companion novella in the Stupid Awesome Love Series. The events in this book directly follow those in book 4, Bursting Out.
Their days and nights will be a festival of love...and really hot sex.
Brought together by a case of mistaken drowning, Armie, Leighanne, and Mitch are instantly drawn to one another. If two is company, three is a feast of sexual delights and intimate evenings, a feast delicious enough to help Armie through losing his sight. It's only when fear overcomes love that the bonds begin to crack. As the first night of Hanukkah approaches, it may take losing what they've come to rely on to truly appreciate what they have.
There aren't enough appetizers in the world to make this Thanksgiving dinner go smoothly.
After months of lusting after one another, David and Ophi come together for one hot and sexy night. Even after Ophi freaks out and runs in the harsh light of day, David doesn't give up on her. When an unexpected, but wonderful, surprise forever changes they're burgeoning relationship, they need only open their eyes to see how much they have to be thankful for.