The Blackshade Machine: Book 1: Original Design

5/5 Stars on Reader’s Favorite – “Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Blackshade Machine to readers who adore superbly crafted plots with interesting twists and realistically-penned alien fiction that sounds intimidatingly believable.” 5/5 Stars on BookView Review – “With Blackshade and his team’s resolve in the face of destruction, this science fiction tale becomes too real to take lightly.” 5/5 Stars on The Prairies Book Review – “The characters, particularly Blackshade & Zahera, come alive in readers’ minds as they strategize their way out of one precarious situation after another while struggling with their inner demons.” Colonel Blackshade has been a Candaerican military officer his entire adult life. He loves his country, tolerates most of the population, and finds comfort in his daily routine. Then the aliens appeared and twisted the course of his life into a knot. Blackshade must appease the extraterrestrial visitors while simultaneously keeping the worst aspects of humanity’s population in check. Should he fail, extermination, enslavement, and obliteration are all very real possibilities. …this is a story of discovery, science, and survival… …this is also a story about humanity striving to reach its full potential… …but whether that potential is for the betterment of the species, or its desolation, has yet to be determined. Find out how it all plays out by getting your copy now!

Meet William Latoria

William “Bill” Latoria is the author of the groundbreaking sci-fi series, The Blackshade Machine, & the thought-provoking Vella thriller, Uninhibit-ID. Born and raised just outside of Chicago, Bill survived in Louisiana for almost 20 years before settling comfortably in Massachusetts. There, with the permission of his loving wife, he works on his many projects. These include collecting calories in the form of tasty treats and ciders, remedial wood working, and writing the kind of stories that make people question reality just a bit. (It’s his niche) Bill’s writing acumen didn’t come from a fancy degree but from years of honing his skill in the most unforgiving and brutal environment an author can immerse themselves in… crafting epic adventures for various role-playing groups, as a Game Master. (Seriously, you want brutally honest feedback? Run a game session at a local game store. Pro Tip: don’t let them see you cry!) You can connect with Bill in two ways: Instagram: @theblackshademachine email: [email protected]

Faithfully Yours

When Jenny discovers her high school sweetheart is marrying another woman, will she fight for a second chance at true love? Michael and I used to be inseparable, but when I saw him kiss another girl at a high school graduation party, my heart was broken. My first summer break from college means I have to return to our small town and see him again after our emotional breakup, but I’m still bitter over the lost future I always thought we would share. When my younger sister reveals that Michael is engaged, I realize I’m not ready to give him up. He’s moved on, with a beautiful fiancée who seems to make him happy, but can I stand by and lose the love of my life forever? Faithfully Yours is the heartfelt first book in the Cherish Creek sweet small town romance series. If you like high school sweethearts, true love confessions, and close knit families, you’ll love Alessa Martel’s wholesome second chance romance.

Meet Alessa Martel

Alessa Martel is the pen name of sweet small town romance writing team consisting of a high school student and her mother, a bestselling, award-winning author of novels for teens and adults. They live in Northeast Ohio, where homework and a full-time job keep them busy, so they share story ideas late at night and weekends, usually while eating too many potato chips and catering to their cats.

Throne of Grace

Can a newly Christian young man convince his mother’s maid that his love for her is worth more than his inherited life of luxury? Josie is content as a maid in a rich cottager’s mansion along the Cliff Walk of beautiful Newport, Rhode Island, but the arrival of her employer’s handsome, pensive son tempts her into a relationship that while chaste, is forbidden between their social classes in the Gilded Age of 1893. After travels abroad have led Arthur in search of a deeper connection with his Lord, he returns home to find love with his mother’s maid, a Christian girl with a heart full of love and charity. Can they overcome their families’ refusal to accept their attachment, or is their relationship doomed from their very first meeting on the romantic Cliff Walk?

Meet Cecily Wolfe

Cecily K. Wolfe is the author of the award-winning, best selling Cliff Walk Christian historical romance and family saga series. She writes contemporary young adult and women’s fiction under the name Cecily Wolfe, as well as contemporary sweet romance with her teenage daughter as Alessa Martel. She holds a master’s degree with honors in library science from Kent State University and worked several decades as a public services librarian, serving those in lower income areas of Northeast Ohio before focusing on writing full-time.

Mistaken Identity

When a beautiful hustler runs into a handsome, desperate billionaire, she can’t believe her luck! Kendra knows an opportunity when she sees one, and the juicy fruit before her is ripe for the picking. The clueless wealthy man mistakes her for his blind date, and she rolls with it; after all, what’s the worst that could happen over the course of one night? Plenty, it turns out! But could it all work out in the end? Does a ‘clairvoyant’ con artist with a heart of gold deserve a happy ending?

Meet Rose Francis

Rose Francis likes reading and writing psychological fiction, particularly stories addressing difficult topics. She has been writing from a very early age and is thrilled to have a platform that allows her to bring her tales to the public!


Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do!

That’s right! Callie Lassiter’s normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor’s dog. It must be puppy love! It’s doubly embarrassing since she’s a professional dog trainer. Of course, the neighbor would have to be hot, hot nightclub owner bad boy Owen McKay, just the kind of man Callie is determined to avoid.

Owen’s comfortable with his playboy status and the hype in the media. But the ground moves beneath his feet when he gets an eyeful of the girl next door. The Dog Whisperer never looked this good! How can he convince this wholesome honey that his player days are behind him? Maybe Jill, his Great Dane can help him with this dilemma now that she’s pregnant and Callie’s dog is to blame.

Is this bad boy a bad bet?

Beware of dogs, romance and deep belly laughs!

Going to the Dogs is a romp through the urban jungle of New York City to find true love, the perfect cocktail, and expensive heels. Dog is a man’s best friend, but sometimes a woman just needs a hot man in the city. This series will appeal to a mature crowd, especially fans of Sex in The City.


Meet Zoe Dawson

Zoe Dawson lives in North Carolina, one of the friendliest states in the US. She discovered romance in her teens and has been spinning stories in her head ever since. Her heroes are sexy males with a disregard for danger and whether reluctant, gung-ho, or caught up in the action, show their hearts of gold. Her imagination runs wild with romances from sensual to scorching including romantic comedy, new adult, romantic suspense, small town and urban fantasy. Look below to explore the many avenues to her writing. She believes that it’s all about the happily ever afters and always will be.

Never Doubt a Viscount (Chase Family Series Book 5)

Wallflower Lady Violet Ashcroft isn’t planning to marry. She’d rather spend her time reading her beloved books than risking her tender heart. That is, until a handsome viscount moves into the neighborhood…

Meet Lauren Royal

LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer at the age of eight, after winning a “Why My Mother is the Greatest” essay contest. Now she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance novels. Lauren lives in Southern California with her family and two constantly shedding cats. She still thinks her mother is the greatest.

LaClaire Nights (After Hours Book 1)

Some marriages last a week, a month, or a year. Others last a lifetime. Mine ends on my wedding night, ten hours after the exchange of rings. Our marriage vows shatter when Dustin Cardwell, the man I saved myself for, looks me in the eye and tells me I failed between the sheets. Our marriage ends before the ink dries, before the scent of my bouquet fades, before the candles in our honeymoon suite burn out. Three months later, I’m divorced and working as a massage therapist on the LaClaire Cruise Ship, headed for the Caribbean. I’m desperate to get away, to lick my wounds in private. I’m not looking to be another man’s disappointment. Until Bryant LaClaire invades my space and makes my panties melt. The moment our eyes meet, he makes it clear I’m his girl of the moment. Drawing me in with his charm and good looks, he promises to repair my sexual self-esteem while satisfying his own needs. A few LaClaire nights is all he can give. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s an offer my body can’t resist. But when my heart lures me into the heart and world of a man who carries a devastating secret, I know I’m in danger of returning home with more pain than I’d left with. LaClaire Nights is a full-length, standalone novel with a happy ending.

Meet Dori Lavelle

Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and a sucker for happy ever afters and mint chocolate. Give her a great romantic thriller and a mug of hot chocolate and she’d be one happy woman. Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn’t happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up inside her head. Join her New Releases and Giveaways newsletter at

A Heartless Laird (Clan Ross Book 1)

From USA Today bestselling author Hildie McQueen… Coming face to face amidst battles and danger, a heartless man and a gentle healer begin the first of many impassioned interactions. Seeking to avenge his father’s death, new laird Malcolm Ross declares war. Nothing will deter him from finding and killing the man who murdered his father, especially not a beautiful healer who needs to learn her place. Elsbeth Muir has a kind heart and dedicates her life to caring for those injured in the clan wars. Despite her dislike of Laird Malcolm Ross, there is something about him that calls to the healer within. It could be that Elsbeth’s abilities go deeper than skin deep and she will melt his frozen heart. The “Clan Ross” Series Book 1 – A Heartless Laird Book 2 – A Hardened Warrior Book 3 – A Hellish Highlander

Meet Hildie McQueen

ENTICING. ENGAGING. ROMANCE. If you like strong alpha heroes and feisty heroines, you will love USA Today Best-selling author Hildie McQueen’s writing. Army Veteran Hildie McQueen grew up in California and has lived in S. Carolina, Germany, Texas, Hawaii, and now resides in Sunny Georgia USA. Her obsession for all things pink and Paris can only be beaten by her love for dogs. Thanks to her super hero husband Kurt, she can write full time with her constant companions, the trio of fearless doglets, Lola, Pippa and Harley. Get to know Hildie better, sign up for her monthly newsletter: Visit her website at Facebook: Hildie McQueen’s Highlander Books List Clan Ross: A Heartless Laird A Hardened Warrior A Hellish Highlander A Flawed Scotsman A Fearless Rebel A Fierce Archer Clan Ross of the Hebrides: The Lion The Beast The Eagle The Fox The Stag The Duke *Novella The Eagle Moriag Series: Beauty and the Highlander The Lass and the Laird The Laird’s Daughter Lady and the Scot Highland Romances Declan’s Bride Ian’s Bride The Duke’s Fiery Bride Highland Archer Pirates of Britannia: The Sea Lyon The Sea Lord Historical Novellas: The Appeal of an Elusive Viscount The Seduction of Mr. Yarnsby The Lyon’s Laird The Allure of a Reformed Rogue

Artificial Stories: An Intelligent Collection

Artificial Stories is a collection of intricately crafted and thought-provoking tales that will take you on a journey of self-discovery and introspection. From heart-wrenching romance to thrilling adventures, these stories offer something for every reader. Each one is a unique and captivating exploration of the human experience, featuring complex and relatable characters who will stay with you long after you turn the last page. Whether you’re looking for a quick escape or a deeper look into the human condition, Artificial Stories has something to offer. So, if you want to immerse yourself in a world of imagination and wonder, look no further than Artificial Stories.

Meet S Ceche


Now is not a good time for a relationship with a smoking hot drummer…

Tilly met Jett, the sexy drummer for the Rock Dragons, at a bar a few years ago. Sparks flew, and one thing led to another, but the next morning, they went their separate ways. Tilly was focusing on making a name for herself as a make-up artist and Jett was touring with his band from one dive bar to the next in hopes of hitting it big.

Until a few years later.

Now Jett’s band is the biggest thing since, well Elvis himself, and Tilly has just landed the biggest contract of her life. The catch, her contract is with Jett and the rest of the Rock Dragons.

Forced into close quarters, the two find themselves constantly drawn to each other. Small touches and lots of flirting turns into more. But Tilly’s been burned before and jealously rears her ugly head and she struggles with the groupies who flock to the Rock Dragons like moths to a flame.

Their spark is still flaming bright, and neither can get enough of the other, will the fear of past relationships keep them from finding love? Or will these two get a second chance at love.

Crashed is a standalone novel in the contemporary romance, Rock Dragons series. You can find more of your favorite characters in the Chesapeake Commanders series (complete series available NOW).