"It's a book, but could be a Hollywood movie" — COSMOPOLITAN Brazil
Music, fashion, and the vibrant landscapes of Rio de Janeiro set the stage for an uncommon love story.
Mariana Costa’s life is good. She has fantastic friends, is close to her family, and works a dream job at the internationally-renowned fashion magazine, Be. There is only one problem … she’s madly in love with the one man who is not only out of her league, but is completely unattainable: her boss.
Carlos Eduardo is confident, sexy, and established. He dates supermodels and runs a successful magazine. His life is perfect; or was perfect until he admits he has feelings for the most unlikely object of his affection. His assistant is smart, sexy, and everything he ever wanted in a woman—but she’s not only nothing like the women he usually dates, she is his employee, and therefore untouchable. But touching her is the one thing he can’t seem to resist.
Outside the office, Cadu and Mari explore tenderness and passion. But they are from completely different worlds, and when those worlds collide and threaten to destroy not only their fragile bond but the very magazine they work for, they must decide whether falling in love is worth risking it all.
A.C. Meyer is a real book lover. Not satisfied with just read it, her restless mind decided to write her own happy endings. Mixing fun and romance, she reaches the romantic comedies´s tone that amazes her readers from beginning to end.
In 2016, Enchanted by you, After Dark series's book four, was nominated best romance by iBooks.
Spies, Russian, Librarian Spies, Conspiracies. Librarian and
rookie CIA covert operative Quinn Ellington revises her honeymoon plans when
she and her brand-new spy husband uncover a drug trafficking ring stretching
from the Caribbean to St. Petersburg. Turquoise waters, white sand, and
intra-agency relations provide a lush backdrop for raiding enemy strongholds,
tailing movie stars, and dodging more than a few bullets. Meanwhile, Quinn’s
unique skills prove indispensable in luring a dangerous villain into the proper
Susan Mann has a BA in history from UCLA and received her MA in library science from San Jose State University. Over the years, she has worked in public, special, and academic libraries. She and her husband have one college-aged daughter and live in Colorado. This is her third novel.
“Could you…I mean, would it be okay if you sang to me?” My
head snaps up and I look at him. He’s looking down sheepishly, but he raises
his eyes to meet mine.
“Why sing if can’t hear you?”
“I can a little…if you let me put my head on your chest.” I
look at him skeptically and he is quick to follow up, “I swear it’s not a line.
My mom used to sing to me that way, and it’s been a while, so I was just
curious if it would work with you.”
“Light on off which?” I repeat.
“I prefer low light, always on.” He flips off the main switch
and turns on the nightstand light, which isn’t more than an amber glow.
I roll to my back and he places his head on my shoulder. I
think about what song to sing. It’s not like it’s really going to matter much
to him, but I never make a song choice without thought. Music is the sound
track of life to me, so I decide something a little sad and soulful is in
order. I pick ‘Hallelujah’ by Jeff Buckley. Singing while flat on your back
with a person on top of you is no easy feat. I guess it doesn’t really matter
what the sound is like as long as the vibration is there, so with that in mind,
I keep my tone low and raspy. Luckily, I tend to feel right at home singing
alto, so this works out pretty nicely.
I start off soft and low, and let the music build. He is
tentative in the beginning, who am I kidding, we both are. This should be
seriously awkward. We hardly know each other and we’re entering major bubble
territory…yet there’s also something very innocent and pure about it. I can
tell when he starts to relax and is more comfortable. I’m really letting go as
well now and just singing from my soul. He moves to where his head is fully on
my upper chest, right below my throat. By the third verse I stop worrying about
how weird this might be and the beauty of the situation full on hits me. I’m
able to give this man something that he’s never been able to give himself.
Sharing the joy of music isn’t only a passion for me, it’s a need, so we are
just two souls fulfilling a great need in each other.
His tears are completely silent as they slowly hit my
exposed skin and pool in the hollow of my throat. They spark my own tears. The
idea that I can touch him so deeply this way, giving him nothing but my voice,
touches me deeply. Without thinking, I bring his arms around me and place his
hands flat against my back so he isn’t only getting the sound vibrations from
my chest, but he can also feel them from behind. It has its desired effect when
he sighs out against my neck. The song ends but neither one of us move. To be
honest, I have no words. In this type of communication words are useless. I
close my eyes and go right into ‘Brightest’ by Copeland. Somewhere around ‘As
my guitar gently weeps’ by the Beatles, I drift off.
Wheeler lives in the Central Valley of California with her husband and two
Her love of
literature began in Jr. High when she was introduced to Lowis Lowry’s books.
Since then she has had a passion for writing Young Adult books, and creating
strong female leads. When she’s not writing, she is advocating for Autism
Awareness and involved in the deaf community.
favorite things to do are play with her children, craft with her friends, sleep
while her husband watches movies and indulge in her favorite addictions:
Coffee, candy and shoes.
Eden Butler’s Thin Love series begins with Keira and Kona's long journey to their HEA, to Ransom and Aly and the struggle to keep their family intact. The series includes all three full-length Thin Love novels, (Thin Love, Thick Love and Thick & Thin), the My Beloved novella, (which takes place prior to the Thin Love epilogue), and for the first time ever, you can purchase the Thick & Thin deleted scene novella, My Always outside of the series bundle.
The entire series is available only in Kindle Unlimited.
supposed to be an addiction. It isn't supposed to leave you bleeding.
Kona pushed, Keira pulled, and in their wake, they left behind destruction.
She sacrificed everything for him.
It wasn't enough.
But the wounds of the past can never be completely forgotten and still the
flame remains, slumbers between the pleasure of yesterday and the thought of
what might have been.
Now, sixteen years later, Keira returns home to bury the mother who betrayed
her, just as Kona tries to hold onto what remains of his NFL career with the
New Orleans Steamers. Across the crowded bustle of a busy French Market, their
paths collide, conjuring forgotten memories of a consuming touch, skin on skin,
and the still smoldering fire that begs to be rekindled.
When Kona realizes the trifecta of betrayal—his, Keira's and those lies told to
keep them apart—his life is irrevocably changed and he once again takes Keira
down with him into the fire that threatens to ignite them both.
was the girl Kona Hale loved first, the woman he wants to love last. They’ve
battled addiction, forgiven betrayal and healed from heartache, coming through
it all bruised but hopeful that their future will be limitless.
Kona Hale was a blinding flame that Keira Riley gladly burned inside—his touch,
his kiss, his overwhelming love, all made her dizzy, desperate and desired,
made her believe in a love worth bleeding for, a love that ignites the heart
with an unquenchable flame. But when you fall in love with an NFL darling who
can’t seem to let go of the spotlight, sometimes even that flame can be gutted
by the buffeting winds of opportunity, can be lost behind the brilliant flash
As Keira and Kona get caught up in plans for an extravagant march down the
aisle, the hard won sanctuary they've found in each other's arms begins to
erode. Will they be able to see through all the beckoning glitz and glamour to
what they have worked so hard to build together, or will their love be lost in
Ransom Riley Hale's friends think his life is charmed: first string as a
freshman on a championship-winning college football team. A father with two
Super Bowl rings. A mother with platinum albums and multiple Grammies under her
belt. But that brilliant shine on the surface hides the darkness beneath; it's
all Ransom has ever known.
Despite the shadows he walked in, once there was a blinding light fracturing
the darkness. It brought the promise of hope and happiness. He’d been careless,
filled with pride and stupidity and lost that light. Ripped it from the world.
Now, the shadows are dimming again. Aly King surges into his life threatening
to pull him from the darkness. She is everything Ransom can never be again. Her
light feels too warm, promises him that there is more waiting for him beyond
But the shadows are relentless, resurfacing when he thinks he is safe, and
Ransom knows he must keep Aly from them too before he pulls her down into the
darkness with him.
Every marriage has a moment—it defines the future, it settles doubt.
That moment comes for Keira Riley-Hale when her marriage is threatened and she
forgets how to find her way back to her husband. Will a brief getaway to the
Tennessee mountains bring Keira and Kona to the moment that changes everything
in their marriage? Or will that moment never come?
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Mystery, Suspense and
Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an
honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack
Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits,
reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans
She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her
husband in southeast Louisiana. Please send help.