A Perfect Mess

I know what you did last summer.

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did

Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers–all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.

Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer–sexy Booker.

Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s “accident.”Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.

As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess. Don’t miss the new full length novels, Resisting Samantha and Handling Skylar!

Hope Parish Novel Series:
A Perfect Secret Series
Three Perfect Girls. Three Perfect Secrets. One Unholy Trinity

BOOK 1: A PERFECT MESS (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 2: A PERFECT MISTAKE (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 3: A PERFECT DILEMMA (Braxton and River Pearl)

Hope Parish Novellas

BOOK 4: FINALLY AGAIN (Evie and Win)
BOOK 5: BEAUTY SHOT (Deke and Minnie)
BOOK 6: MARK ME (Rory and Savannah)
BOOK 7: A PERFECT WEDDING (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 8: A PERFECT HOLIDAY (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 9: A PERFECT QUESTION (Braxton and River Pearl)

Resisting the Fall Series
Three broken girls, three horrible pasts, one set of bad boys to guide them home
BOOK 10: RESISTING SAMANTHA (Chase and Samantha)
BOOK 11: HANDLING SKYLAR (Jake and Skylar)
BOOK 12: SHELTERING LAWSON (Ethan and Lawson)

Check out all the books: bit.ly/hopeparishnovels

Meet Zoe Dawson

Zoe Dawson lives in North Carolina. 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.

Losing My Breath

A Marine never says die.
Neither does his princess.

Battle lines are drawn when sheltered debutante Meridian Daly moves across the hall from grumpy veteran Marine Callan Brand. Situated a bit closer than advertised to ‘crime alley’, Meridian’s neighbor finds himself grudgingly guarding the pampered princess out of habit. But with her sharp wit and killer curves, he can’t help but surrender to temptation…

When their relationship evolves from casual courtship to something more, Callan finds that Meridian’s already discovered his closely-guarded secret. But can he let go of his pride, and tell her the whole truth of who he is and what he’s done—in the name of honor and country?

As Callan’s scars start to reveal themselves, his life spirals beyond the careful control that’s helped him survive—and kept those he cares about safe.

From him.

But this tough-in-a-tiara princess won’t back down, even in Callan’s darkest hours. And Meridian just might prove to be more tenacious than a never-say-die Marine!
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Meet J Rose Black

J. Rose Black weaves stories about obsession, redemption, and the transcendental power of love. From her early days writing fanfiction for a passionate following of international readers, to crafting novels with her own characters, Rose has always been drawn to broody protectors and plucky, no-nonsense women ready to fight for what they believe in.

When Rose isn’t deeply immersed in her latest manuscript, she’s working in cyber security and thwarting the next generation of internet bad guys. Out of the office, she’s #Shipping with friends over her favorite, swoon-worthy couples, heading to the gym to battle the great evil that is Unmovable Baby Weight, or complaining about her husband’s addiction to 3D printing. Also: nagging her children to eat something other than cheese.

Paris vs. The Rest of the World

Paris Lane doesn’t just fall in love with her English teacher, Heston Morgan; she runs away with him after he murders someone who’s returned from her past and threatened to expose their relationship, putting Heston’s job on the line. As they journey east, Paris reflects on her relationship with Heston and her true feelings about him, all while resurfacing positive memories and ones that she’s repressed for years. While she’s not purposely on a road to self-discovery, it’s because of Heston that she embarks on it and understands what it means to love someone and be loved by them.

Meet Lauren N. Dupree

RIOT: A 1960s Love Story

A fast-paced journey on an emotional roller coaster, bursting with political and sexual passions.

It’s the late 1960s. The Vietnam War, the Antiwar Movement and the Black Power Movement are rushing toward their explosive peaks. In the midst of this charged environment, an inter-racial pair of young activists fall madly in love. Awaiting them are excitement, danger, heartache and redemption.

RIOT: A 1960s Love Story chronicles these lovers’ challenging journey: their coming of age amidst an unpopular war, a racially polarized city, a hostile mayor and ever-mounting threats, all while working through their own deep psychological issues.

1968 is marked by campus unrest, urban rebellions and assassinations, as well as political violence that thrusts the duo into clashes with Chicago’s police and the National Guard. The suspense builds breathlessly to a heartrending climax during the street protests surrounding that summer’s Democratic National Convention.

Meet Charles S. Isaacs

Charles S. Isaacs has been a schoolteacher, college professor, social activist, community organizer, real estate consultant, storyteller and journalist. His undergraduate studies were in Mathematics (LIU-Brooklyn), after which he attended the University of Chicago Law School, living on the city’s South Side during the time period of this story. His later graduate work was in the Social Sciences, earning an M.A. (New School for Social Research) and a Ph.D. (The Union Institute & University). His published work encompasses fiction, poetry and award-winning non-fiction.

To Kill a Catfish

Exposing men’s lies is Vally’s specialty—until one comes back for revenge. Vally Evans has a dangerous hobby. After her boyfriend cheats on her with a girl online, she vows to spare others from the same fate. Using her best friend Brooklyn’s photos, she creates a fake Instagram account, helping girls who suspect their boyfriends might be unfaithful. It’s easy. With Brooklyn’s winning smile, she’s perfect bait. And while it’s satisfying to catch them in the act, Vally’s profile is slowly becoming more and more notorious around her college campus. A recent victim of her vigilante warpath, Blaine isn’t happy that she’s ruined his “perfect” relationship. Vally is suddenly inundated with threatening DMs, promising revenge. But what can he do with a fake Instagram account? That is, until Brooklyn goes missing. Fueled by panic and guilt, Vally is determined to find her friend. But Blaine has gone silent. And not only that—there are dozens of them. Men whose lives Vally has ruined under the guise of Brooklyn’s photos. With trails leading to dead ends, no help from the police, and a handsome neighbor who’s mysteriously invested, Vally will stop at nothing to get Brooklyn back. Fast-paced, hilariously witty, and exhilaratingly suspenseful, To Kill a Catfish will have you caught up in the mess that is kidnapping, mistaken identity, and revenge. Buy To Kill a Catfish now to walk the fine line between justice and vengeance.

Meet Polly Harris

Polly Harris is the founder and owner of Pauline Harris Editorial, an editorial company that focuses on juvenile and genre fiction. Polly has worked in publishing for almost a decade, as an author, first reader, assistant, and editor.

Dead Girl Dating

Finding a boyfriend is hard enough. Especially if the guy you like thinks you’re dead. Daisy Delamarre is dead. Found lying in a pool of blood on the music building floor. And two years later, it’s still the best ghost story that Bayer University students have ever had. Daisy died in the most haunted building on campus, and if you’re not careful, you might be next—adding to the list of ghosts that haunt its halls. And so that’s all Daisy becomes—a story for students to whisper about. Until another Daisy moves to campus. A freshman with no knowledge of Delamarre’s demise, Daisy Deily joins the ranks of Bayer’s students, ready to make friends, memories, and maybe even a boyfriend. But when Daisy accidentally logs into the wrong student account, things begin to sour. At first, she doesn’t realize what she’s done, but others do. And with Bayer’s queen ghost seemingly back to life, rumors swirl. But not only rumors. Because there are people uncomfortable with Delamarre’s return—in more ways than one. Because underneath the stories, whispers, and the frenzy of Bayer’s favorite ghost, is a dark secret. Why did Daisy Delamarre die? And if she’s not careful, could Daisy Deily be next? Tough college assignments, awkward romantic interests, threatening messages, and now a potential haunting have Daisy wondering whether this school was the right choice. But it seems that her only way out might be to appease a ghost and solve her murder. Fast-paced, hilariously witty, and exhilaratingly suspenseful, Dead Girl Dating will have you caught up in the mess that is murder, haunted houses, and surviving freshman year. Buy Dead Girl Dating now for a spooky, mysterious read!

Meet Polly Harris

Polly Harris is the founder and owner of Pauline Harris Editorial, an editorial company that focuses on juvenile and genre fiction. Polly has worked in publishing for almost a decade, as an author, first reader, assistant, and editor.

Life Happens

“Life Happens” is a captivating contemporary romance novel that delves into the world of K-pop and the intertwined lives of its main characters, Titalee and Liam. Titalee, an ambitious and talented aspiring singer, crosses paths with Liam, the charismatic leader of a popular K-pop band. Set against the backdrop of the fast-paced and glamorous K-pop industry, the story explores their journey as they navigate fame, love, and the challenges that come with pursuing their dreams. As their paths intertwine, sparks fly, and their connection deepens, readers will be drawn into a tale of passion, self-discovery, and the unpredictable twists that life often brings. With elements of chick-lit adding a delightful touch of humor and relatability, “Life Happens” promises a heartwarming and engaging story that captures the essence of love in the modern world.

Meet Madhu Pandey

My debut novel is ‘Life Happens.’ With a background in 3D animation and graphics, as well as a postgraduate degree in English literature, I love to bring a unique blend of creativity and depth to my storytelling. When I am not weaving words into captivating narratives, I enjoy crafting engaging videos on my YouTube channel, showcasing my diverse passions and skills.”

The Echo of Time: Awakening

It is the first day of spring. Seventeen-year-old Vivienne Polanska wakes up with a strong feeling that something is changing. Later that day, while walking in the forest, she encounters a group of medieval horsemen. The riders appear to be a strange phenomenon on the forest road, but paradoxically, it is Vivienne who feels like she’s found herself in the wrong place. And at the wrong time… After the encounter, Vivienne is left with the feeling that she has experienced something extraordinary and an image of beautiful blue eyes with a delicate hint of green imprinted on her mind. Vivienne cannot resist the impression that she has seen those eyes somewhere before … Soon, it turns out that those beautiful eyes exist in reality, and the medieval events start pulling her in more and more. The Echo if Time. Awakening is a multidimensional and breathtaking novel. There are the main characters with whom the reader falls in love, medieval castles, forests, and time travels. There are magical descriptions and brilliant dialogues, but above all, lots of emotions. There is passion and romance but also action and adventure. Isn’t that too much? Definitely not! Everything is balanced and connected in an absolutely masterful way. The story unfolds at a peaceful pace. It flows, but suddenly, the readers find themselves inside it. And they don’t want to leave… Powerfully emotional and subtle, but at the same time humorous and surprising. A truly captivating story of love and self-discovery. The book contains QR codes leading to external sources that allow readers see the places and interesting items mentioned in the novel.

Meet Sophia Wietrzna

Sophia Wietrzna is a debuting Polish author and painter. Her writing is a reflection of her path of self-discovery and personal development. In her novels, fiction and personal experiences blend into a powerfully emotional, authentic, and engaging story. What might seem to be fiction on the surface might be a real-life experience, even though it looks like a product of imagination. Impossible? Well, the world is more complex than we are normally told it is. If you look for answers, quantum physics may be very enlightening. Sophia has developed a completely new category in literature, which she calls energetic novels. The events in her books rarely have just one meaning and usually come with a deeper message that is underneath. They are also humorous and surprising. This is not a typical romantic fiction but a blend of magical, paranormal, and spiritual experiences that lead to a transformation of the main characters. Sophia was born and brought up in Poland. She graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow with a master’s degree in English Philology. Apart from writing and painting, she loves traveling and looking for answers beyond the obvious. And she loves Nature. She currently lives in the Caribbean with her husband, two sons, three fairies, and a forest spirit.

Falling for the Villain

An enemies-to-lovers story with humor, epic battles, and twists you won’t see coming! Can be read as a stand alone or with book 2: Heart of a Hero (also on sale). Being a superhero is hard enough…Don’t fall for your arch nemesis. College junior Aubree Klein stays busy with a full course load, work, and protecting River City from villains as flame-wielding superhero Blue Nova. The last thing she needs is more time with her arch enemy, the evil super genius Dr. Vile. Using his malicious inventions to inflict destruction on the city, Dr. Vile knows just how to get under Aubree’s skin. But when a new and even more powerful villain threatens the city, there’s only one person she can turn to for help. As the temporary allies get closer, they find that identities aren’t the only secrets being kept, and their mutual hatred may have been masking something else all along. With the fate of the city hanging in the balance, will the tense partnership last? And will Aubree find a way to combat her conflicting feelings for the one person she swore to despise?

Meet Kim Elliott

Kim Elliott lives in British Columbia with her husband, two busy kids, and a sleepy dog named Marley. When she isn’t writing stories, she enjoys watching singing competition shows, eating donuts, and going jean shopping. (That last one was a blatant lie.) Falling for the Villain is her first published novel and can be read as a stand alone or as part of a trilogy.

The Workshop: Week One

Nine writers enter… only one will escape. (Figuratively—the door works fine.) The Workshop: Week One introduces nine competitive college students who will battle for literary superiority and existential purpose over sixteen weeks of their Creative Writing in Various Media course. Who will find a career? Who’s gonna cry all the way home? Who had garlic for lunch? Featuring disparate characters locking horns over prose, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, and more, The Workshop is a dynamic, meta, and novel novella experience unlike any other.

Meet Matt Mills

Matt Mills is a stone-cold weirdo and wearer of many hats. After graduating from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Theory & Composition, he naturally spent his 20s screenwriting, playwriting, consulting, and winning various unimpressive awards. A survivor of his collegiate creative writing workshop, he has parlayed his favorite course into his oddball eBook series The Workshop.