Tag Archives: Novella

Tall Order

Author: Irene Preston

Publisher: Self

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novella

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb:  Chef Dylan Trevino screwed up bad, and he knows it. When he left Texas, his job, and his boyfriend behind, Dylan was confident Aston would follow him to New York. Now he’s back home and working for the worst caterer in Austin just to pay the rent. Being head chef at a party thrown by a famous rocker doesn’t make up for serving bland tacos while dressed like a dime-store cowboy. Thank god his ex can’t see him now.

Aston Winkler’s steampunk guitar mods are all the rage with musicians and he’s got invites to every hot party in town. Too bad he’d rather be listening to garage bands than networking in a penthouse. From his 6’7” vantage point, Aston has no problem spotting Dylan at the crowded SXSW party. Getting his boyfriend back? That’s a tall order.

**This story was originally published in the Romancing Austin anthology and is now available as a standalone read.***

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MisTaken (Miss Match #1.5)

mistakenAuthor: Laurelin McGee

Publisher: St Martin’s Press

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: Publisher and Amazon

Type: Novella in Series

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Blurb: Previously published in the anthology, Hot Alphas, MisTaken is now available as a standalone novella!

Jaylene Kim is an independent woman who’s never had a man tell her what to do. But when her smolderingly hot and mysterious neighbor introduces her to a few new rules in the bedroom, Jaylene must learn to relinquish control…if she is to run wild with passion Continue reading MisTaken (Miss Match #1.5)

An Ordinary Hero

Author: Therese Woodson

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Rating: 3 stars

Buy Links: DSP and Amazon

Type: Novella

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: As a paramedic, Ryan Bishop has responded to his fair share of bizarre situations. However, he’s not prepared when he meets Phillip, a local man who keeps popping up to save the day. Everyone lauds Phillip as a hero, but he prefers to stay in the background, going so far as to refuse medical treatment.

Ryan is intrigued, not only by Phillip’s unassuming manner, but also by his ability to be in the right place at the right time. Ryan wants some answers and maybe even a date. What he gets is an unexpected part in Phillip’s origin story.

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Dogwood Days

DogwoodDaysAuthor: Poppy Dennison

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: DSP & Amazon

Type: Novella

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Blurb: Small town heroes and big town hearts.

Jefferson Lee Davis is happy with his life in the city until his favorite uncle has a bad fall and he rushes to Holly Creek to make sure Uncle Sherman is okay. Jefferson Lee knows how to navigate small Southern town’s politics and the residents greet him with open arms. Everyone but the town’s sheriff, Zane Yarbrough, that is.

Dogwood Days, the town’s biggest festival is looming, so Jefferson has to step up and take over his uncle’s job as the town blogger, even if that puts him right in the sheriff’s path. Quirky neighbors, meddling family, and a sassy best friend all come together to make Jefferson Lee’s life in Holly Creek a full-time adventure. When he loses his job back in the city, Jefferson Lee has to start a new job search that will take him away from the town he’s learning to think of as home. Will this big-city boy find sweet romance in the arms of a small town sheriff or will the allure of the city call him back? Continue reading Dogwood Days

Bayden (Warriors of Ryon #1)

Author: S.K. Yule

Publisher: Loose Id

Rating: 3 stars

Buy Links: LId and Amazon

Type: Novella

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: After Bayden rescues Ellie from Earth and takes her to Ryon, she awakens desires inside him he thought he’d suppressed long ago. When casual touches lead to heated kisses and bold caresses, he wants nothing more than to make love to Ellie. However, past experiences have taught him that happily ever after is not for someone like him.

While Ellie is overwhelmed after being taken to another planet, she can’t ignore the way her body tingles and her heart flutters when she’s around Bayden. She is more than receptive to the huge warrior’s touch but is dismayed when he repeatedly resists having sex with her.

After a misunderstanding, Bayden’s trust in Ellie is tested. While she admits she made a mistake, she cannot understand his harsh reaction until she discovers his abusive past. Will her oversight mixed with Bayden’s volatile past be the perfect recipe to cause the demise of their newly blossoming love? Can she find a way to show him that he is good enough for her and that they have a love that can survive anything before he turns his back on her?

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My Mate Jack (Heated Beat #1)

Author: Garrett Leigh

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: DSP and Amazon

Type: Novella

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Blurb: Will Barter’s been in love with his best mate Jack for as long as he can remember. They’ve shared everything: love, life, laughs, even Will’s first kiss. But Jack’s straight, and Will’s long-buried infatuation means nothing until their last summer together draws to a close.

Then one night, everything changes, but with Will bound for university in Leeds, and Jack for his dream DJ job in Ibiza, there’s no time to explore their blurred lines. Before long all that’s left are secrets, lies, and misunderstandings.

In the months that follow, anger and hurt overshadow fifteen years of friendship, and Will must dig deep to remember Jack is his mate… his best mate, and nothing matters more than that, right?

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Healing Hell (The Essentiasts #1)

js_healinghell     Author: J. Hali Steele

     Publisher: Loose ID

     Rating: 2.5 stars

     Buy links: LId and Amazon

     Type: Standalone Novella

     Received from Publisher


 

Blurb: Ion Toso models and poses as a live mannequin. Weary of one-night stands, loneliness threatens to consume him until, while posing in an upscale department store window one evening he sees the perfect woman jump from a cab wearing a fake green flower on her lapel. His dormant body comes to life for the world to see. Once he finds her, convincing her to accept everything he is, even the part no one dares look at twice will not be easy. Ion is an Essentiant—an immortal creature who steals and devours souls of human vermin.

Sandy Brittingham hasn’t been out on a date for months yet pretending to enjoy another aimless blind date is intolerable. Unable to bear the thought of murmuring polite lies at the end of the night forces her to act recklessly. Before she’s seated, she snatches off the fake green flower she wore so the man would know her and tosses it into the trash. Sandy walks out the restaurant and unwittingly into the arms of a thief, but she’s not sure the model who rescues her isn’t worse.
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