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NEW RELEASE - A Secret Melody

Title: A Secret Melody

Series: The Rules Series (#4)

Author: Hanleigh Bradley

Price: 0.99c

 

My name is Melody Peters and I’m dead. Gosh, that sounds dramatic doesn’t it – except I guess you don’t get more dramatic than dead.

I have been awhile now. I’ve gotten used to it. I’m well passed the acceptance stage.
I died when I was sixteen. A car crash. A drunk driver, I think. I’d been on my way home from boarding school with my best friend Abby. But then I’d died.

I don’t think I was ready to die. I had too may things left to do. Fuck, I hadn’t even written a bucket list yet. The one thing I had done?

I’d fallen in love.

His name was Zach. Zach Mulligan. He wasn’t my first boyfriend. Hell, he wasn’t even the first boy my big brother caught trying to climb out my bedroom window. Although, he was only the second. I wasn’t a complete slag.

But he was the first and only boy I ever fell in love with.

 

 

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NEW RELEASE - A Hunter Within

We're super excited to tell you about a book that was released this month. Our newest A.M.P. author, Anna Applegate recently released A Hunter Within and we'd love to introduce you to it. Make sure you grab your copy. We just know you'll love it.

 

Title: A Hunter Within

Author: Anna Applegate

Series: The Alliance of Power Duology

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: 12th July 2018

My name is JULES PARKER, and I’m a Research Scientist. I landed an internship at Falcone Industries, the most prestigious pharmaceutical company in the country, though it’s not what I’d hoped. After all, there’s hardly a fine line between taking a volunteer and shackling someone down before injecting poison into their body. After secretly witnessing that horror, I’m in an uncomfortable situation.

Then, there’s SEELEY RONAN. Who is he, you might ask? Well, he’s a Vampire King. And yes, I said vampire. He saved my life, and now we seem to be … connected. He’s sexy, dangerous, and a major distraction, who says Falcone is run by rogue hunters who are harming innocent vampires in a quest for power.

Seeley is desperate to protect his people, and needs my help to do it. But that means turning my back on the only path I’ve ever known. My heart and mind are in a tug-of-war and with my heart quickly becoming his, it’s not likely I’ll be able to deny him.

What I do know is that I’m in way over my head. As long as I can keep it together, we might be able to bring Falcone down from the inside. But, my world is about to change in a big way, and I’m not sure any of us will be ready for what comes next.

 

 

 

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Crown of Embers New Release

Crown of Embers!

Meg Anne

Release Date: 21st May 2018

Current Price: $5.59

Genre: Fantasy Romance

“If it’s a war she wants, I’ll damn well give her one.”

Kiri Helena Solene may have gotten her Mate back, but that was just the beginning. The battle lines have been drawn and her nemesis has already struck the first blow.

Surrounded by her Circle, Helena’s power continues to grow. However, this time power alone will not be enough. To save the Chosen Helena must seek out the Forsaken to forge new alliances with those long forgotten by her kind.

But will they be friend or foe? After centuries of neglect is it too late to mend the wounds of time?

“The Circle must be broken.”

Rowena will stop at nothing to prove that Elysia and the Chosen are hers. With Elysia on the brink of destruction, it’s time for all of the Chosen to remember who, and what, they are.

Their fate depends on it.

“Shall we?” Von whispered in her ear. Helena’s grin was more than answer enough.

Stepping apart they moved into position facing each other, each pulling their hair up into tight knots.

“Pretty,” Helena called, allowing herself a moment to appreciate the stark male beauty of her Mate. His obsidian hair, pulled back from his face only enhanced the brilliance of his gray eyes and the sharp angles of his cheeks and nose. There really wasn’t anything ‘pretty’ about him. He was too much of a warrior to be anything but lethal, but when she looked at him, Helena only noticed the seductive curve of his lips and the ways his muscles bunched and shifted as he removed his shirt. She licked her lips, helpless to ignore her primal response to him.

Von winked at her, knowing by the tell-tale blush on her cheeks where her thoughts had wandered. For those that had stopped to watch the Couple, there was no doubt this was more than mere sparring practice. It was understood that they would not use their power to enhance their combat. This was a full-fledged test of physical skill and strategy. Those in the Circle had already moved in, eager to see them in action.

“It looks like they want a show,” Von teased, a small smile on his lips.

“Oh, they’ll get one,” Helena promised smugly, not hesitating before she attacked.

Von countered the move easily, laughing as he blocked two more rapid-fire blows. “Is that all you’ve got?” he taunted.

“Not even close,” she assured him, ducking low and using her momentum to knock him off-balance.

 

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A Bleak December

A Bleak December

by Hanleigh Bradley

 

Author: Hanleigh Bradley

Series: The Fate Series

Release Date: 1st May 2018

Price: 99c

Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Inspirational,

Her Christmas list isn't long. It is the shortest it has ever been. She doesn't want a pretty new pair of shoes or a new dress to wear to her work's New Years Eve bash.

All Ella wants is a Christmas Miracle.

With a sick mum in hospital and a little brother at home, she struggles to maintain order in the chaos that is quickly engulfing her. If she doesn't get her miracle will her entire world fall apart? And if it does, who will help her put it back together again?

He’s my boss. That doesn’t stop me though. It doesn’t stop my mind from picturing him naked standing in my shower, water cascading down over his toned, muscular flesh. No. It doesn’t stop my inappropriate thoughts, and it definitely doesn’t stop me having them at the most inopportune of moments. It’s not like I just think about him when I’m lying in bed late at night. No, I fantasise about him during staff meetings, when he’s being a pain in the arse bossing us all around and when he’s reprimanding me yet again for being late.

Do you want to know the worst bit? It’s not the thoughts. I can deal with my dirty mind; it’s always been that way. Dirty thought after dirty thought, wrapped in a world of dirty thoughts. No. The thoughts are fine; it’s the things that come out of my mouth. The actual words that I apparently have an equal lack of control over. Like right now, the whole room has gone silent in shock because of my stupid, big mouth. As if I just said that. I can feel my cheeks redden with embarrassment and my best work friend is laughing under her breath beside me. The bitch.

Tristen had asked me why I was late. It was a reasonable enough question but why, oh, why couldn’t I give him an equally sensible response??? No. Instead, I only went and gave him the most ridiculous cock and bull story known to man.

“Why are you late?” Tristan Riggens, my boss had asked in that deep, authoritative, yet almost disrespectfully uninterested voice of his. It’s a voice that threatens to destroy you while drawing you in, keeping you walking some imaginary tightrope.

“My dog ate a condom.” Why that sentence made it passed whatever filter I have, I will never know. Sometimes my mouth does unexplainable things, embarrassingly unexplainable. It’s a problem I’ve had since childhood and it shows no sign of improving.

The room goes silent, but he doesn’t react at all. His face remains expressionless except I think I can see humour in his eyes, or at least I hope I do. He’s not exactly easy to read and right now I really have no idea what he thinks. “Well, I hope your dog is okay now.”

“He’s absolutely fine.” I’m probably the colour of the Christmas tree in the corner. I think I might throw up my breakfast from the sheer embarrassment that I now feel.

“Someone should call the RSPCA.” A voice says from somewhere behind me.

“You might want to reconsider where you stash your condoms.” Another of my colleagues laughs.

My best friend, the one who’s supposed to be on my side is in fits of hysteria. In fact, she’s laughing so hard she’s close to choking. I hope she chokes.

“Okay.” Tristen tries to divert their focus from me and my condom eating dog, back to the meeting. “New Year – we’ll be having an office party.”

If he thinks talk of a party might divert their attention from my poor imaginary dog, he is wrong and he clearly doesn’t know his team that well. “How on earth did your dog get a hold of a condom?”

“Did it still have the foil wrapper on?”

“Eww, it wasn’t used, was it?”

I’m shrinking into myself. Massively embarrassed. Eyes on the floor. Cheeks burning hot. Head pounding. Heart palpitating. How the hell will I get out of this one? I have an uncanny knack for getting myself into a bit of a pickle and absolutely no skill at getting myself back out again. “That’s enough – I’ve heard more than enough about condoms and dogs for one day. Back to work.” He’s shaking his head as he dismisses us all before leaving the open offices of our floor of the TRW Advertising building. Walking into his office, he closes the door behind himself. Lucky sod. At least he has a door he can hide behind.

“Fuck.” I say under my breath.

“Only you Ella.” Sadie laughs beside me. “I don’t know how you do it.”

“I just open my mouth…” I sigh.

“You don’t even have a dog!”

“I know.” I’m groaning in mortification. “We should get back to work before Tristen gets all shitty.”

“Or worse,” Sadie whispers, “Delos might come out of her office and have at us.”

“As if – Clara’s too nice for that.”

“To you. She hates me.”

“That’s not true.” I laugh gently. The door to Tristen’s office opens once more, and he pops his head out. “Winthrope. Reed. Do I need to find you something to do?”

“No sir.” Sadie nods her head before turning back towards her cubicle.

I move to follow her, but Tristen is still talking. “Winthrope, in here please.”

“Shit.” I grumble before following him into his office. This is the moment when he finally tells me that enough is enough and I need to start being on time, or worse look for a new job. The new job scenario is probably more likely. My tardiness is my biggest failing. I’m lucky I haven’t already lost this job.

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Hanleigh loves books more than nearly anything in the world; whether its reading them or writing them, Hanleigh just can't get enough. She relishes in the way authors can create worlds with the words they put in their books. She loves the way your imagination introduces you to a new world when you read a book. It may well be a world completely foreign to the one you live in. That world is brought to life; inspires you to dream, captivates your imagination, entices your senses.


Hanleigh first took to reading as a small child reading Dr Zeus. She then fell in love with romance literature when she first read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; when she first swooned over Mr Darcy. She's read more books than she can count and owns more books than some libraries.


Although born in Scotland, she sometimes wishes she could live inside the world that she can create inside her mind, but since that isn't possible she puts pen to paper and shares that world with this world instead. There is something addictive about being able to mould your words into something that causes the reader to fall into your mind. When you put pen to paper and create a world, it's exhilarating. Every word has meaning. You know every character intimately. You know every secret, every whisper, every smell, every look; as the author you know the world you created and more so than even the most avid of readers you can get lost in your own creation.

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Mariticide

 

Mariticide

The Deliverance Series Book One

by Jo-Anne Joseph

 

Series: The Deliverance Series, Book One

Author: Jo-Anne Joseph

Release Date: 30th April 2018

Genres: Thriller, Suspense, Romance

Price: $3.00

How far would you go to protect your loved ones?
What would be the ultimate sacrifice?
Lie? Fight? Steal? 
Would you kill?

For Alyssa Morgan there was no question.
She would do anything. 
When her ideologies are threatened she has a choice to make. 
But can she destroy the one person she trusted most in the world?

Luke Greene realized from the moment she walked into his office he was in too deep.
He believed in her innocence, even though she refused to admit it. 
Was his obsession with Alyssa just a diversion from his own crumbling life?
He has a choice to make - his profession or uncovering the truth.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2raJxO0

 

Jo-Anne Joseph is an indie contemporary romance author, dreamer, doer, artist with a flair for creating stories about the seemingly impossible and second chance romance. Along with a passion for writing, she is an avid reader and enjoys painting and coloring. She also has a deep love for poetry and prose. Her lifelong love affair with words started at a young age and resulted in her debut novel Infinity.

Jo-Anne is a business professional by day and also writes on a volunteer basis for on-line publication Still Standing Magazine and the website Glow in the Woods. Her articles have been republished in several newsletters.

Jo-Anne lives in Johannesburg South Africa which provides the inspiration for the settings in her novels, with her husband and son.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

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Matricide by Jo-Anne Joseph

 
COMING SOON!
How far would you go to protect your loved ones?
What would be the ultimate sacrifice?
Lie? Fight? Steal? 
Would you kill?
For Alyssa Morgan there was no question.
She would do anything. 
When her ideologies are threatened she has a choice to make. 
But can she destroy the one person she trusted most in the world?

Luke Greene realized from the moment she walked into his office he was in too deep.
He believed in her innocence, even though she refused to admit it. 
Was his obsession with Alyssa just a diversion from his own crumbling life?
He has a choice to make - his profession or uncovering the truth
 
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Everyone at AFWB are super excited about this upcoming release from one of our awesome members. It's set for release on the 30th April 2018 and we're going to be throwing Jo-Anne Joseph an awesome party to celebrate. We hope you'll be joining us to celebrate but in the meantime why not add Matricide to your Goodreads TBR List.
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