Rory in a Kilt by Anna Durand is now live!

Rory MacTaggart—uptight lawyer by day, steamy seducer by night.

One night in New Orleans changed my life. But is it for better or worse? The instant I see Emery Granger, I need to possess her. A one-night stand should've been the end of it. Except I can't quite let her go yet.

A marriage of convenience is the best I can offer.

For reasons I can't fathom, Emery agrees to marry me for money, knowing it will last only one year. She is the opposite of every woman I've ever known, and the opposite of me—cheerful, free-spirited, and compassionate. Maybe that's why I need to have her, though I will never love her.

All I know for certain is that living by my rules might destroy us both.

Rory in a Kilt is the third and final book in The Ballachulish Trilogy, a brand-new series based on the first three books in the bestselling Hot Scots series, reborn and retold from the heroes' perspectives. Rory in a Kilt is coming soon in audio narrated by Shane East.

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Meet Anna Durand

Anna Durand is a bestselling, multi-award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her books have earned bestseller status on every major retailer and wonderful reviews from readers around the world. But that's the boring spiel. Here are some really cool things you want to know about Anna!
Born on Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, Anna grew up moving here, there, and everywhere thanks to her dad's job as an instructor pilot. She's lived in Texas (twice), Mississippi, California (twice), Michigan (twice), and Alaska--and now Ohio.

As for her writing, Anna has always made up stories in her head, but she didn't write them down until her teen years. Those first awful books went into the trash can a few years later, though she learned a lot from those stories. Eventually, she would pen her first romance novel, the paranormal romance Willpower, and she's never looked back since.
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Title: King of Scars
Series: King University #2
Author: Nikki Pennington
Genre: College Romance
Release Date: August 30, 2021


King University is home to an elite group of siblings.


After seven years away, I’ve moved back to the only place that ever felt like home, ready to rebuild the bridges that were damaged with my sudden departure.

I thought I would be overjoyed to be home, but nothing is like it used to be.

Especially him.

Kane Kingston, the boy I once loved is now a man I don’t recognize.
I want to settle into this new life, but one secret I never meant to keep may ruin it all.

Can we survive the aftermath?


I never thought I would see her again.
Noelle Cooper will always be the one who slipped away wordlessly into the night, taking a piece of me as she went.

Now she’s back in town threatening to crack the armor I’ve held in place for so long.

If that isn’t enough, she is also dating my best friend.

She’s keeping a secret though. One that can change the trajectory of my entire life.

Am I strong enough to weather the storm?

DISCLAIMER: Intended for reader 18 years or older due to visceral mental health issue situations that some readers can find triggering.



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Seven Years Earlier

“Why won’t she answer me?” I throw my phone across the bed, frustrated.

“You’re probably scaring her because you’ve done nothing but call her for the last hour,” Kai––my twin brother––says, rolling his eyes.

“It’s not like her not to answer,” I point out.

“Maybe she finally realized what a piece of garbage you are, and she’s moving on with her life.” He shrugs, and I launch a pillow in his direction.

“Fuck off, Kai.”

He gets off the bed, laughing. “Whatever. It’s not my fault you’re obsessed with your best friend.”

“I’m not obsessed with Noel,” I insist, lying through my teeth.

“Everyone but Noelle knows that you’re obsessed with her.”

I watch him leave the room and I get out of bed, frustrated. I guess I’ll go over to her house and find out what’s going on.

After what happened last night, I feel like we have a lot to talk about. I think I’m ready to tell her how I really feel. Last night changed everything. I don’t know if we can go back to what we were before.

I go outside, walking out to the sidewalk. Noelle Cooper has lived two houses down from us since we were in grade school. She was riding her bike down the sidewalk one day when her shoestring got stuck in her bike chain and she fell right in front of our house. I came outside to help, and we’ve been attached at the hip ever since.

I’m not obsessed with her. More like in love with her. I have been since we turned twelve and I started to notice just how gorgeous she really is. Now that we’re fifteen, it’s the only thing I notice.

She’s got this long blonde hair, almost white, that falls just past her shoulders. Her legs are long, and she has a yearlong tan that makes all the girls jealous. She could be a supermodel.

I’ve been pounding on their door for about five minutes when Mr. James––their neighbor––comes outside.

“They left,” he shouts from his porch.

“What do you mean, they left?” I ask.

“They loaded a moving van in the middle of the night and left early this morning. It looked like they were in a hurry.” He shrugs, walking back inside his house.

I feel my heart drop down to my stomach. That can’t be true. Noelle wouldn’t do that to me. She’s my best friend.

I walk around the house, peeking into the windows, and I’m starting to think Mr. James is right. There’s nothing left here.

What could have happened to make her family just up and leave in the middle of the night? Why wouldn’t she have at least called me and told me she was leaving?

My sadness quickly turns to anger. That’s fine. I guess Noelle Cooper was never really the friend I thought she was.

I’m wondering how long it will take to fall out of love with the first girl you ever fell in love with?


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Nikki Pennington lives in southern Illinois with her husband and four kids. As a young girl she loved writing stories in her journal and always dreamed of writing a book some day. When she isn't chasing her dreams, she's a lunch lady at a grade school. In her spacetime she enjoys binge watching Netflix and drinking wine.


Title: The Aristocrat
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 30, 2021


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

The one that got away. Every girl has one, right?
Mine was a charming, British aristocrat who turned my world upside down one summer.
From the moment I first spotted Leo in the distance through my binoculars, I’d been captivated. I certainly never expected to find a man showering outside of the property across the bay in his birthday suit.
Then I noticed his housemate staring back at me with binoculars of his own—watching me watching Leo.
That made for an interesting conversation starter when I inevitably ran into them.
Turned out, the handsome Brits were only renting that house for the summer in my seaside town.
Leo and I formed an instant connection, even though we were technically opposites by all appearances. I taught him how to dig for clams, and he taught me that not all wealthy and powerful guys are pretentious.
Despite knowing he was totally wrong for me, I couldn’t seem to stay away.
It was a wild and crazy few months. And before I knew it, we’d fallen in love.
We both had one wish: more time together.
But Leo had obligations back home. He lived a life I’d never fit into. And I was going to law school. So, we decided to end it and never look back.
A part of me always felt like I’d let my soulmate walk away.
I believed our story was over.
Until five years later when he sent me a letter that shook me to my core.
I’d thought my world was turned upside down that first summer?
Well, I knew nothing yet.




Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.






Title: Fearless Rebel
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 29, 2021

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward's New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.





Ed Mescal had been all those things.

None of them fit.


That one did.

To the people who loved him, he’d been a brother. A grandson. A friend.

To Piper Warren, he thought, he’d been much more.

But lies that get buried are old and ugly once they're unearthed, something Ed's enemies are about to discover.

Now he's back, freed from the past and ready to reclaim the life and love stolen from him.

If he can prove that even a rebel deserves a second chance.

Author's Note:
Careful research into the Native American culture and the powwow circuit was conducted prior to the writing of this novel.
Please forgive any discrepancies that may be present. They come from my own mistakes and not from the kind educators, friends, and content editors who helped me.

Fearless Rebel is an enemies to lovers/second chance romance inspired by Cocky Bastard.



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Eden Butler is a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and romantic suspense novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate.

This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. When she's not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden reads, cooks, and spends too much time in her garden perfecting her green thumb while waiting for the next New Orleans Saints Superbowl win.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.

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Hers to Forget by Avery Samson is now available!

Teddy was simply my brother-in-law’s foul-mouthed little brother. He became my best guy friend when he was fourteen. By seventeen, he was still the foul-mouthed little brother but now he was surly and beautiful. I fell in love that summer only to leave again. Now he is the handsome, reserved twenty-two year old that I need to forget once and for all. If I can only get far enough away, he can have the life he deserves. If I can only run from my dreams.


Sophia Wright thinks she can run from me. But I have been in love with her since I was fourteen and no distance can ever really separate us. I’ve tried to let her go on with her life without me, but now I’ve had a taste of her. I know we can have our happily ever after if I can only find her again. I will cross the world to find the one person put on this earth for me if I have to. Can I convince her that our only hope of happiness is in each other’s arms?


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Avery Samson grew up on a ranch outside of a small west Texas town. Since she could remember, she’s had her face stuck in a book. She left ranch life to attend Texas Christian University where she studied History and English receiving her Bachelor’s degree.

After living all over the state of Texas, she now finds herself back on one of the family ranches near Dallas with her husband surrounded by cattle. When not traveling or reading, she spends her time writing.

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I never should have slept with Colin McCoy.

Keeping You, an all-new steamy, small-town standalone romance from Lena Hendrix is coming September 10th and we have the beautiful cover!

When I moved to my sister’s small town, I was looking for a fresh start—no more shallow relationships, no snotty fake friends, and definitely no charming, dirty-talking musicians. 

We had a fun, red-hot night together and we agreed that hooking up was a mistake, a one-time thing. But when my dream bakery location happens to be right next door to his bar, every day I’m forced to see that chiseled jawline and remember the feel of his incredible body on mine. 

No. I’m starting over. I have rules. No more bad habits, definitely no falling in love. No matter how hard he tries, hooking up with him again would prove I’m the flake everyone expects me to be. 

But here I am, stuck between wanting to make something of my life and wanting to grab him and make another delicious mistake.

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Lena Hendrix is the author of steamy, contemporary romance novels. Her love of romance started with her grandmother’s Harlequin paperbacks and now Lena’s stories are full of heart, humor, and plenty of strong Alphas with marshmallow insides-she likes her coffee hot and her heroes hotter!

Lena lives in the midwest with her husband, three children, and two derpy Australian Cattle Dogs.  When she’s not writing or devouring new novels, you can find her hiking, camping, fishing, and sipping a spicy margarita!

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Release Date: November 2

I broke the cardinal rule and slept with my sister’s best friend.


Granted, I’d just found out that I was now a single father to a three-year-old little girl and was low on willpower.


It should also be noted that there’s been sexual tension between us for years. There’s no way it would be a surprise if anyone in our small town found out. That is if we were telling people, which we’re not.


We’re in agreement to keep our affair a secret, especially since neither one of us do relationships. 


You’ve probably figured it out already, but things didn’t go as planned.   



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Meet Piper Rayne

Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write “heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle” about families, whether that be blood or found. 

They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they're married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they're both chauffeurs to their kids. 

Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!



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𝘽𝙚𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙖𝙡. 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙪𝙚. 𝘼 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙪𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙖𝙬 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜. 


𝗦𝗵𝗲’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁. 


Gianna Zichella has always had a bright and secure future, next in line to oversee her family’s business. She doesn’t see the harm in flirting with her newest, ruggedly handsome client. 


Gia’s life begins to unravel when a stranger contacts her. She will stop at nothing to keep her family and their legacy safe. 


𝗛𝗲’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗳𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴. 


Former SEAL, Booth Merrick is all about being the consummate security professional. Sent to Italy on assignment, he never intended to become personally involved. 


He does women, but not relationships. That is until he meets the beautiful and captivating Gia.

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Meet Sutton Bishop

I’ve been creating stories since I was a young girl. Playing in the rural meadows and woods in Illinois ​afforded my active imagination ample opportunity to go wild. 

I grew up believing in fairy tales and dreaming of Prince Charming, creating some fanciful, complex stories. I crushed hard on most of my prince charmings. Many of them disappointed me, but a few did not. Those that didn’t matured as I matured. I added textures of character, physicality, and backstory. My monkey mind stayed busy, fleshing them out with strengths, weaknesses, and idiosyncrasies, based on men I met and experiences I had. Putting the stories on paper came much later, after four kids and a disjointed career. 

My passions are culture and history. I have degrees in anthropology, forensics, and history. I have traveled near and far, asked countless questions, and made untold observations. Out great world is my imagination-laboratory, and writing brings it all together—the layers, the ordinary, and the extraordinary. Writing is how I explore the “what ifs.” 

Anything is possible and often is. I invite you to take a break from your day-to-day living. Take a journey in a book. Immerse yourself in fantasy. What if? 

Lose yourself in romance. Read mine.  


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