Off to the moutains.
The oldest is off to a camp! So we are off to the mountains to drop him off and them pick up half a beef on our way down. Last week, I did a photoshoot with a cowgirl friend of mine to do the cover for my next My Cowboy book and it inspired me to rearrange my release schedule for next year. Wait until you see it. The cover isn't even done yet and I'm already in love.
That's about all we have on our plate for the week. We haven't decided what our Fourth of July plans are yet. We aren't firework people who it'll likely be four-wheeling and fishing for us.
Have a great week and a wonderful holiday weekend if it is one for you. If not, still have a wonderful weekend!
What Brooke Read June 2021
Okay, hopefully it's showing the right covers for you because as I write, it isn't for me. I felt like I read more in June but now looking at it, it doesn't feel like I did. Like always, I hope you find something.
Brian: A Rogue Enforcers Novella by Ember Phoenix
Best friends forever, the phrase that is supposed to mean they always have your back.
But what happens when your best friend becomes your fated mate? Does the change in status, mean the relationship stops, changes, or just stays the same, with extra perks?
Can Brian and Adrienne navigate through the new change in their relationship, or is there outside forces that will force the couple to fight for their lives?
The Rogue Enforcers are a family, and when one of their people is in trouble, they all jump in to help.
Alayla by Dawn Sullivan
Alayla Annesley is as lethal as they come. Beautiful, fierce, loyal, and dead set on protecting the ones she loves. When her boss sends her on an assignment to Utah, she never dreams how much her future is going to change. Or that the children she is sent to protect are being hunted by the same immoral monster who has been after her since she and her cousins escaped his dungeon ten years ago.
When his mother has a vision of children stranded alone in the mountains, Callen Cantrell knows he will do whatever it takes to find them and keep them safe. His bear will accept no less. What he doesn’t realize, is the danger stalking them is more deadly than anything he’s seen before. Danger aside, he has no idea at the level in which his patience is about to be tested. Everything he has hoped and planned for is about to land right on his doorstep.
Alayla and Callen are both dead set on protecting the children from the bastard chasing them. What they were not ready for, was having to fight their feelings at the same time. With a war about to rain down on them, can they overcome their emotions in time to save the children, themselves, and the ones they love, before it is too late?
Beauty & the Lumberjacks by Lee Savino
A remote logging camp...
A desperate woman...
A crew of eight giant lumberjacks...
I’m the new ‘entertainer’ for a crew of lusty lumberjacks. Eight men, strong and strapping as Paul Bunyan.
That's one a night, and two on Sundays.
Got wood? ;)
Beauty and the Lumberjacks is a contemporary reverse harem romance set in the deep woods, starring eight lumberjacks and one lucky lady. No M/M.
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beauty-and-the-lumberjacks-lee-savino/1138514692?ean=294016452753
Rage by K.A. Knight
My husband killed me.
Then he screwed his way through the city, the only problem? I didn’t stay dead. It seems killing me woke something deep inside, something so dark and buried so deep I never knew it was there.
I don’t know what I am, I don’t really care. All I can think about is revenge, even as the monsters in the dark start to surround me. Their horns and black eyes, mouths filled with fangs claiming I am theirs.
My monsters will have to wait, he will regret the day he crossed me.
Are you scared of the dark? You should be.
*18+ Reverse Harem Romance. Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse/assault that some readers may find triggering. Along with graphic sex scenes and violence. This is a dark book*
Daddy’s Angel by K.A. Knight
I never wanted to need him.
But when my boyfriend cheats on me, I decide to get a little revenge...by sleeping with his father.
Tyler, Mr. Phillips. The silver fox that fills my fantasies and has been off limits… until now. Our one night together turns into more than we could have ever imagined, but when real life explodes into our torrid romance can we handle what it brings?
Hearts are broken, lives are ruined, but if we can survive the world pulling us apart, we just might have a chance at a happily ever after.
Buckle up daddy, I’m about to be your angel.
Screw you Justin, your dad does it better.
*This book contains dark elements which some readers may find triggering. All characters in this story are over eighteen and all sexual interactions are fully consensual.*
Rebel Soul by L.K. Farlow
West Larson comes from old money—the kind of wealth that comes with expectations steeped in archaic traditions. So, it’s not surprising when he learns the conditions of his trust fund: produce an heir before he turns twenty-five.
Enter Stacia Kellan. Her lowkey personality makes her the perfect baby mama…without the drama. And thanks to her wild-ass hair, colorful tattoos, and smart mouth, she’s exactly the kind of girl his parents would never approve of. Add in the fact that she’s a total smokeshow…knocking her up certainly wouldn’t be a hardship.
Stacia lives her life fast and loud. The idea of settling down isn’t on her radar. So, when her long-time friend asks her to have his baby, her immediate answer is a big, fat hell-to-the-no. Seriously, is he crazy?
West pulls out all the stops in wooing her and with every heated encounter, Stacia finds herself falling a little more for his charm and wit. Oh, and his forearms…yum.
Obligations. Lust. Friendship. Love.
The lines begin to blur as emotions enter the equation and besides, everyone knows you can’t deny your rebel soul.
Fake Billionaire Box Set #1-3 by Lexy Timms
Fake Billionaire Box Set - Books #1-3
Book 1 - Faking It
He groaned. This was torture. Being trapped in a room with a beautiful woman was just about every man's fantasy, but he had to remember that this was just pretend.
Allyson Smith has crushed on her boss for years, but never dared to make a move. When she finds herself without a date to her brother's upcoming wedding, Allyson tells her family one innocent white lie: that she's been dating her boss. Unfortunately, her boss discovers her lie, and insists on posing as her boyfriend to escort her to the wedding.
Playboy billionaire Dane Prescott always has a new heiress on his arm, but he can't get his assistant Allyson out of his head. He's fought his attraction to her, until he gets caught up in her scheme of a fake relationship.
One passionate weekend with the boss has Allyson Smith questioning everything she believes in. Falling for a wealthy playboy like Dane is against the rules, but if she's just faking it what's the harm?
Book 2 - Temporary CEO
Keeping up the charade...
For wealthy playboy Dane Prescott business and pleasure go hand in hand. Only now, his professional life as the CEO of Prescott Global and his budding relationship with his assistant Allyson are both on the verge of imploding. He knows his luxurious world looks tempting to outsiders, but high society could destroy a sweet, down-to-earth woman like Allyson. He'll do anything to keep her safe, even if that means breaking up with her.
Allyson Smith gets that she isn't one of Dane's high society heiresses, but his rejection of her stings. She knows that looking good is the best revenge, so she's ready to keep up her phony marriage to Dane even at the cost of her heart.
Their sham marriage might guarantee that Prescott Global's future is secure, but when it comes to love can Allyson prove to Dane that their relationship is worth it?
Book 3 - Caught in the Act
"True Love is wanting what's best for someone, even if it doesn't include you..."
After near tragedy strikes, Allyson Smith has broken things off with her billionaire fiancé, Dane. Ready to put the past behind her and move on, she flees the glamour of New York City and heads to the sun-kissed beaches of the Bahamas. But putting the past behind her doesn't turn out to be as easy as she thought.
Dane Prescott knows that his wealth can't buy love, but when Allyson flees New York City, he's heartbroken for the first time in his life. Determined to remind Allyson of their love, Dane goes after her. After a night of passion, he might have her in bed, but he wants to win her heart.
Away from the pressures of New York, can Dane show Allyson that their love is worth fighting for?
Spinning Out by Lexi Ryan
Once, the only thing that mattered to me was football—training, playing, and earning my place on the best team at every level. I had it all, and I threw it away with a semester of drugs, alcohol, and pissing off anyone who tried to stop me. Now I’m suspended from the team, on house arrest, and forced to spend a semester at home to get my shit together. The cherry on my fuckup sundae? Sleeping in the room next to mine is my best friend’s girl, Mia Mendez—the only woman I’ve ever loved and a reminder of everything I regret.
I’m not sure if having Mia so close will be heaven or hell. She’s off-limits—and not just because she’s working for my dad. Her heart belongs to someone else. But since the accident that killed her brother and changed everything, she walks around like a zombie, shutting out her friends and ignoring her dreams. We’re both broken, numb, and stuck in limbo.
Until I break my own rules and touch her.
Until she saves me from my nightmares by climbing into my bed.
Until the only thing I want more than having Mia for myself is to protect her from the truth.
I can’t rewrite the past, but I refuse to leave her heart in the hands of fate. For this girl, I’d climb into the sky and rearrange the stars.
SPINNING OUT is a sexy, emotional novel of 100,000 words. It is first in the Blackhawk Boys, a series of standalone novels.
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/spinning-out-lexi-ryan/1123736034?ean=2940163185191
Bad Loki by Rosemary A. Johns
When the gods turn bad…
... reapers come out to play.
My name’s Autumn, and I was raised by a fanatical cult. I made a deal to be possessed by a god. I was tempted by forbidden whispers of eternal pleasure. Then a lethal but sexy-as-hell god broke me, stealing my magic.
Loki, God of Mischief.
Now, I’m the Infernal: a witch who reaps both gods and demons. I guard the Tree of Life in an English forest, which is stalked by scorching-hot but dangerous monsters.
When a curse binds my greatest enemy, Loki, to me as mate by his shifter spirit, it’s my turn to break a god. I’m seduced, however, by his beautiful mayhem. Then he spins a wild tale, and it turns out that everything I’ve known could be a lie.
Can I trust Loki and my other gorgeous rebel gods and demons?
Hades — My brooding Hellhound God of the Underworld who’s a giant of muscles, midnight black hair, and shadows
Ra — My Phoenix Sun God who’s tall, blond, and my loyal friend and lover
Kit — My Kitsune Fox Spirit with powerful magic and mesmerizing eyes, which I could lose myself in forever
Oni — My roguishly handsome Demon with a lady-killing smile who’s my first love and Soulmate
They’re the enemy, royalty, friend, bonded, and second chance. They’re also my obsession...and secret protectors.
When the gods are rebels, the demons are wicked, and the shifters are savage, it’s lucky that I love bad boys…
Rebel Gods is packed with magic, mythology, and soulmate romance, where the men know how to share! Perfect for fans of Laura Thalassa, Amelia Hutchins, C.N. Crawford, Elizabeth Briggs, Linsey Hall, Eva Chase, and Sarah J. Maas. Complete series!
The Lake House by Mickey Miller
What do you do when you accidentally end up in bed with a sexy, younger musician?
You act like it never happened, of course.
You never kissed each other after that third glass of wine.
You didn't swoon when he played you a song on his guitar.
Never ran your hands over those rippled abs.
And you definitely didn't have the hottest - most toe curling - wild night of your life with him.
This summer was for getting over my divorce, not under a musician.
There's one little problem though.
You don't choose who you fall in love with.
Maddox Brewer is a rockstar and too young for me.
But when it comes to love, nothing is ever simple.
Bestselling Author Mickey Miller brings you a steamy romance about what happens when sparks fly between an older woman and a younger man.
Shopping for a Billionaire’s Wife by Julia Kent
Who needs a SWAT team to escape from their own wedding? Me.
My Momzilla turned us into hostages at our own ceremony, so Declan and I are getting married the good old-fashioned way, just like everybody else.
By calling in his private security team, stealing away before the ceremony by helicopter, connecting to his corporate jet and heading for Las Vegas.
The Boston wedding of the year is about to become a trashy Elvis drive-thru ceremony.
Until the best man spills the beans and Mom, Dad, my sisters, his brothers, my maid of honor, my friend Josh, and even my cat, Chuckles, all come along for the ride.
I can't win, can I?
Oh. Yeah. I already did.
Love conquers all.
Even my crazy family.
Shopping for a Billionaire's Wife is the 8th book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Shopping for a Billionaire series. After Declan convinces Shannon to escape from their own wedding minutes before the ceremony begins, the madcap adventures are just getting started. When the mother of the bride pries their location out of the tortured best man, the whole crazy crew follows the bride and groom to Las Vegas in this romantic comedy from Julia Kent.
Deal with the Devil by Meghan March
“You can put that man in a suit, but he'll never be tame."
One look at Jericho Forge and I knew the rumors were true. He was a predator, and he had set his sights on me.
I knew better than to bet more than I could afford to lose that night. I knew better than to bet myself. But desperation leads to bad decisions, and I thought there was no way I could lose.
I was wrong.
Now I have no choice but to make a deal with the devil.
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deal-with-the-devil-meghan-march/1129541717?ean=2940161566725
Forbidden Daddy by Kelly Myers
Mr. McHottie lives right next door.
He’s older, and I’m just a college student.
Add some icing on the cake.
He’s my landlord.
An unexpected twist of fate throws us together.
I’m just trying to make it through the final weeks of college before heading off to med school.
It takes one misunderstanding to ruin everything.
One look at the pregnancy strip,
One twist of fate…
And I’m wondering if Nate can be more than a fun distraction.
Do second chances really exist?
Tempting Boundaries by Carrie Ann Ryan
The second in the bestselling Montgomery Ink series. He's kept away from her for years, but now his best friend's little sister is stepping up the game.
Decker Kendrick knows it's wrong to have feelings for his best friend's little sister, but that doesn't stop his thoughts from going down that path. No matter how hard he's tried to stay away from Miranda, once she gets her sights on him, there's no backing down.
Miranda Montgomery might be the youngest of the Montgomery clan, but that doesn't mean she doesn't know what she wants. Namely--Decker. She's loved him for as long as she can remember and won't walk away until she gives it her all.
But once they give in, not all is at it seems. Decker's father's out of jail and someone from Miranda's past isn't happy with the new relationship. Even as they start to move on and overcome their pain, they'll find that their inner obstacles are the ones they'll have to face first.
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tempting-boundaries-carrie-ann-ryan/1121180940?ean=2940046320749
Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott
A man of few words, Ranger Jay Daniels values the calm, quiet solitude of the Great Smoky Mountains. Never quite fitting in with either side of his family, he prefers the company of birds and trees to people.
Yeah, he’d most definitely prefer a bird—any bird, any bird at all, take a vulture for instance—to the human-tornado hybrid that just blew onto his peaceful stretch of the Appalachian Trail.
The path of true love never has run smooth for Olive Perry. After getting dumped and promptly abandoned in the middle of her multi-month hike, Olive swears off men. Determined to finish the long trek by herself, she doesn’t need a prince—or broody and taciturn ranger—to save her.
Yet, when an early snowstorm threatens the mountains, and Ranger Daniels is charged with getting hikers to safety, that includes hot-tempered Olive Perry. Snowed in and forced to share an abandoned cabin, can Olive’s heated intensity melt Jay’s cool reserve?
And if so, will this happy trail lead to true love? Or will their time together be just another bump in the road?
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/happy-trail-smartypants-romance/1132730936?ean=2940163151202
Violent Tendencies: A Bloody Antihero Anthology by Mallory Fox, C.A. Rene, Suki Williams, Loxley Savage, K.A. Knight, A.J. Macey, Lucy Smoke, and R.E. Bong
A collection of all new deliciously dark stories
Written by deviously dark authors.
It’s going to be dark.
It’s going to be bloody.
Not for the faint of heart.
You have been warned...
Announced authors include: Loxley Savage, A.J Macey, Lucy Smoke, Suki Williams, K.A. Knight, R.E. Bond, C.A Rene, Mallory Fox.
Violent Tendencies is Romance After Dark's Spring 2021 Anthology's Bloody Anti-hero collection. Each novel will be a brand new standalone, dark romance, with no cliffhangers. Violent Tendencies is intended for mature readers, containing material that some may find triggering. A full list of triggers for the included stories can be found inside the book, however, readers should proceed with caution as this anthology may contain material that people could find offensive.
Unfortunately this one isn’t available anywhere currently but you can preorder the second volume on Amazon.
Laws of Physics: Motion by Penny Reid
Forced to lie to protect her sister . . .
From the New York Times Bestselling Author, Penny Reid
What’s the worst that could happen?
Mona is a smart girl and figured everything out a long time ago. She had to. She didn’t have a choice. When your parents are uber-celebrities and you graduate from high school at fifteen, finish college at eighteen, and start your PhD program at nineteen, you don’t have time for distractions outside of your foci. Even fun is scheduled. Which is why Abram, her brother’s best friend, is such an irritant.
Abram is a talented guy, a supremely gifted musician, and has absolutely nothing figured out, nor does he seem to care. He does what he feels, when he feels, and—in Mona’s opinion—he makes her feel entirely too much.
This weekend marked my first author event since 2018! I've been doing local stuff as of late and more hopefully now that things are starting to come back. Deadwood was great. It was fun reconnecting with familiar faces and meeting new ones. Things didn't stop there for us for the weekend. The whole family went with me for the first time and we took the kids to Reptile Gardens and an amazing pizza place in Hill City Saturday evening. On Sunday, before we headed home, we went to Bear Country USA (our favorite stop) and Devil's Tower.
This week now consists of edits and something I'm super excited for. I have a photoshoot Wednesday with a friend who will appear on the first book to come out in 2023. I'm so thrilled with this one. I can't wait for my cover designer to get a hold of the image and work her magic even though I haven't taken the pictures yet!
That's about all from me. I'm pretty tired so I plan on taking it easy for the next couple of days.
Have an amazing week and I'll see you Friday with "What Brooke Read June"
Life got away with me.
It was Wednesday by the time I realized I hadn't posted for the week. So, I'm getting back on top of things. I've lost myself in doing things with the kids now that it's summer break, getting ready for Wild Deadwood Reads, and of course, writing! I'm halfway through my second drafts for the year for my 2022 releases and another that will be come out later this year! That's right, I added a fourth book to 2021, but I can't share anything about it yet.
I've had to fix holes in our pool, replace a trampoline, and now just trying to keep my kiddos busy while I write a little each day. Today's high is supposed to be 102, so we hung out by the pool this morning and inside this afternoon.
Reminder, Taking Flight, Code of Honor book two comes out next month! I'm so excited to get more of this series out. Jody got pieces of me that I don't always share with anyone.
Next week, I have a photoshoot where one of my friends is my model for my next My Cowboy book. Super excited that we get to use our local fairgrounds for it.
That's about all I have to report for now.
If you're going to Deadwood this weekend make sure to come see me and so many other kick ass authors up at the Lodge at Deadwood!
Have a wonderful week.
Sunburn, waterfall, and words.
In a rare weekend, Memorial Day in Northern Wyoming we had warmth and sunshine. We spent all day Saturday and Sunday outside doing work and I got burned. Usually it's the first fishing trip that does me in but not this time. We pulled our boardwalks to replace them with concrete next weekend. I just need to call before we can dig!
Monday, I made the husband take some time off and we headed up the mountain. He'd never seen Shell Falls, so we went and found some moose, deer, and just had some fun. My summer of re-writes is going really well, I'm almost done with the first book for 2022. I'll give you another hint, it involves a soldier and a single mom who needs a step stool to work at the bar that appears in two other books of mine.
This coming weekend is my oldest's first competitive archery shoot. I can't wait to see him in action.
That's about all I have for you this week.
Have a wonderful one.