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  • #245818
    summersami
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    Week of Feb. 21-27

    DESCRIPTION:

    Passion is pushing them together. Society is pulling them apart. She can’t become his wife and won’t become his mistress.

    The last thing wounded veteran Major Thomas Marshal wanted was a title. It wasn’t supposed to happen. But duty has a way of pulling a man into things he doesn’t want and away from the things he needs.

    The only thing Miss Guinevere Harding needs is a safe place to hide. A job as the downstairs maid at Brookshire is the perfect refuge from a frightening past. Or at least it was until the arrival of the new Duke.

    #245819
    summersami
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    Week of Feb. 21-27

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    Whispers, rumors, and horror stories abound about The Barrens and the strange creatures that lurk within them. Determined to find the remaining vampires that stood against his father in the war, Braith knows that it’s dangerous to enter the inhospitable land, but that they must if they are to have a chance at gaining allies to help overthrow the king. Though he once knew the powerful vampires that are rumored to reside within The Barrens, he is unsure what to expect if they succeed in finding them. He will do whatever is necessary though to ensure a future for himself and Aria.
    Aria is fearful of entering into the land she’s heard nothing but cautionary tales about, but she’s determined to help Braith locate the vampires that may help them with their cause. She is fascinated and amazed by the world they uncover within, one that is unlike anything she has ever seen before. However, the more immersed they become in a world that she doesn’t entirely understand, the more she realizes that it won’t be the war, or even the king that will eventually tear her and Braith apart.
    It will be her.

    #245820
    summersami
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    Week of Feb. 28-Mar. 5

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    Miss Caroline Jennings has lost everything. Her home, her father, and any chance of happiness. What is more? If her father’s secret is exposed. She will be known as the daughter of a traitor.

    Surely, life cannot get much worse.

    When a carriage accident throws her into the river. – fitting punishment for her father’s crimes. – She is tempted to allow herself to succumb. It is only the thought of her two younger sisters and the strong arms of her rescuer that keep her among the living.

    Until the arrival of Alexander Vessey, Viscount Beachmont, ex-soldier, and one of the richest men in Britain. A classic hero if she’d ever seen one. Big, strong, and commanding. Any woman’s heart would flutter like hers to be saved by him.

    His heroics unfortunately have saved her for a life of loneliness and want.

    However, when he offers her a marriage of convenience it seems the perfect solution to regain her life. The only danger she faces now is the possibility of losing her heart.

    #245821
    summersami
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    Week of Feb. 28-Mar. 5

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    Vanni is furious when her fiancé tricks her into attending a conference where his father’s church is protesting the New Species Organization. She hates everything those vile bigots stand for. Vanni goes to the bar to cool off and ends up seated next to a handsome New Species. Things heat up fast when they are both drugged.

    Smiley doesn’t want to believe the sweet human would dose them with the breeding drug. He’s willing to trust her and determined to save her life. He’ll hold her. Protect her. Offer up his body to distract them both from the pain. She is his female, even if she doesn’t realize it yet.

    #245822
    summersami
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    Week of Mar. 6-12

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    Dana is visiting Homeland when she meets a New Species who tugs at her heartstrings. As a widow, she knows firsthand the pain he’s suffering after losing his mate.

    Mourn isn’t so certain that talking to a human female will help him heal but he desires her. It’s possible she could become his new reason for living.

    927

    Candi lost the male she loved, but never forgot him. New Species are her only hope to seek revenge for 927’s death.

    A human female claiming to have been reared at Mercile has demanded entry to Homeland. Hero rushes to Medical and comes face-to-face with his past. One look at Candi and the life he’s built since gaining freedom comes crashing down around him.

    #245823
    summersami
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    Week of Mar. 6-12

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    To get the deal … He’ll need her help Determined to land a huge advertising account for his company, Nicolas Sinclair gets a LITTLE carried away and tells the potential client he’s married and about to celebrate his first anniversary. Now, Nick has a serious problem-he has agreed to a high-stakes cruise with this important client and must find a willing “wife” to join him. Laney Parks is either in the wrong place at the wrong time, or the right place at the right time-she isn’t sure which. She isn’t even entirely sure how she got roped into posing as her hunky boss’s wife. She finds “sticking to the script” SERIOUSLY unnerving, especially when it involves cuddling up and kissing in public-and sharing the close confines of a cabin, and its single bed, with him.

    #245824
    summersami
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    • Topics - 10
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    Week of Mar. 13-19

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    Imprisoned by Caleb and at the mercy of the king, Aria is determined not to let them break her. However, the more atrocities she witnesses, the more she realizes there are some horrors no one can withstand, and sometimes survival isn’t always the best option. Tormented by the loss of Aria, Braith is forced to choose between his need to rescue her, and the impending rebel war he’s been chosen to lead. Fighting against the darkness which threatens to drag him into its tempting depths, Braith struggles not to become like the one thing he hates the most, his father. Faced with their own separate challenges, Aria and Braith must come to terms with who they are, what they want, and the likelihood that they can never be together as the inevitable war looms on the horizon. A war that all of them will fight but not all of them will survive.

    #245825
    summersami
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    Week of Mar. 13-19

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    Finally, Season after Season of not being able to secure a wife, Lord Clement’s life changes for the better when a beautiful stranger kisses him. Now he has a wife who has it all: beauty, passion, and excitement. What more could a gentleman want?

    Miss Paula Leighton has to do something before her brother marries her off to a drunk duke who wants nothing more than to use her to get an heir. So when she sees Perry Ambrose, the Lord of Clement, she takes the opportunity to escape, causing a scandal that forces his hand. And the scheme works. She no longer has to marry the duke.

    But it’s not over. Thanks to her tainted past, her newfound love with Perry is threatened when her brother comes back into her life. Can she protect Perry from finding out the truth or will her brother get the upper hand?

    #245826
    summersami
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    Week of Mar. 20-26

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    Sheikh Ahsan Afshar is a rogue of the highest order, prone to scandal, seduction and womanizing. He’s a devilish yet complicated creature with an over-sized ego and more arrogance than he knows what to do with. When fate brings him face to face with Miss Sessily Pavel, he finds himself issuing a challenge that brings her into his home—and into his life.

    Sessily Pavel has a secret. A secret involving Sheikh Ahsan Afshar. One so explosive it could endanger her life. Challenged to a race, she enters Ahsan’s world, only to discover he’s not the man she thought he was. Fighting off red-hot chemistry and undeniable attraction, she sets herself on task—one that threatens to unravel her secrets and expose her for the liar she is. The only question is whether he’ll ever forgive her, and whether she can forgive herself.

    #245827
    summersami
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    • Topics - 10
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    Week of Mar. 20-26

    DESCRIPTION:

    Shannon McMurphy travels to Asherville, Texas as a mail order bride expecting to marry a rancher. Instead, her intended is a saloonkeeper. Her refusal to marry enrages John Hardy and he slices her cheek with a knife so no other man would want her. She runs into the street and no one helps her until blond, blue-eyed Cinders rescues her.

    Sexy, rancher Cinders saves Shannon and offers her a job. To protect her reputation he must marry her. They both agree it’s a marriage of convenience. He admires her spunk and willingness to learn everything about surviving the Texas frontier. He waits for her to ask to go home but she never does.

    They learn a lot about each other through, stolen horses, Indian troubles, a cattle drive and the busybodies of the town. Their attraction for each other grows, but can they learn to trust enough to love?

    #245828
    summersami
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    Week of Mar. 27-April 2

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    It’s 1876 and Dr. Viveca Lancaster is frustrated by the limits placed upon female physicians of color. When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all Black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan she leaves her California home and heads east. The very determined Viveca is one of the few nineteenth century Black women to graduate from the prestigious Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, so she knows all about fighting for her rights. But she may need more than determination to face down the distractingly handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove’s bull-headed mayor. Nate Grayson goes to the train station expecting Dr. V. Lancaster to be a man. Of course he does. But when the lovely dark-skinned Viveca introduces herself, he is at first speechless…then full of some very loud and very choice words, ordering her back on the train and out of his town! It’s 1876 and women aren’t supposed to be doctors, men are. Nate Grayson is prepared to fight for that belief. However, he isn’t prepared for this extraordinary beauty’s stubbornness and fire, nor for the vivid way she heals, then steals his heart.

    #245829
    summersami
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    • Topics - 10
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    Week of Mar. 27-April 2

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    Driven by hope and vengeance, Carina Maria DiGratia leaves her idyllic home in Sonoma, California, for a new life in the mining town of Crystal, Colorado. Though the town has a rough element, Carina is determined that it is the place her dreams will come true. Early on, two men vie for her trust, but neither is what he seems. Will Carina discern the truth in time to prevent tragedy?

    #245830
    summersami
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    • Topics - 10
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    Week of April 3-9

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    Newly married Carina DiGratia Shephard longs to make a home for herself and her husband, Quillan, in the rugged mining town of Crystal, Colorado. Quillan, however, has turned away to confront the haunting pain of his troubled childhood. Out of her loneliness, Carina opens a restaurant, and through its success soon attains the independence and identity she has long sought. When Carina is attacked in retaliation for her kindness to the destitute families of miners, everything changes. Will Quillan exchange his bitterness for the forgiveness of God in time to save their marriage?

    #245831
    summersami
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    Week of April 3-9

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    Aching from the recent loss of a constant companion, Carina DiGratia Shephard longs to return to the shelter of her close knit family. Her husband, Quillan, is bent on proving his devotion, and they begin the arduous journey to the home of her youth nestled in the vineyards of Sonoma, California. But their arrival at the DiGratia estate is not the joyous occasion they expected. Will a confrontation with the past pull them apart or will the love they once embraced be reignited?

    #245832
    summersami
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    Week of April 10-16

    **This is a story I read on my Wattpad app.**

    DESCRIPTION:

    Chosen when a child, Lady Kathryn is trained to be a ruthless killer. She is destined to be the English king’s assassin. Only he and the guild master know it. It’s a secret that must be kept.

    Upon her return to England a murderous plot against King Aldrich is discovered. Kathryn is shocked when he proposes marriage as a means for her to remain at his side at all times. An assassin has never married her king before! Agreeing for the sake of her oath to protect the ruler of the realm she becomes the Queen and his wife. What she doesn’t realize until it’s almost too late is that the traitor is much closer than she or the king ever imagine. Her fight for the king’s life very quickly becomes a fight for her own when her secret is found out.

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