Pivot

A laugh-out-loud queer rom-com like no other! After a disastrous and publicly humiliating rejection at a cosplay convention, naive yet hopeful romantic Paula Suarez is left with another crushing failure in her quest for love – and her dream of becoming a costume designer. But when she stumbles upon feisty mixed-race journalist Nita Funmaker, a friendship blossoms which may soon grow into something much more. Embroiled in a bitter divorce and immersed in pursuing her latest scoop, Nita isn’t sure if she’s ready for another try at love. But with her father’s paper on the ropes and her ex still hounding her, maybe a bit of fun and relaxation is exactly what she needs. Drawn together by a series of increasingly amusing and absurd events – from Paula joining an underground drag wrestling show to Nita’s secret passion for ice skating – Paula and Nita must navigate their increasingly tumultuous emotions, help each other face their deepest fears, and maybe even find true love along the way. As a fun and light queer romantic comedy with a dash of banter, a few spicy scenes, and plenty of laugh-out-loud hilarity, Pivot is a delightful and emotional read that’s perfect for fans of authors including Casey McQuiston and Karelia Stetz-Waters.

Meet Anna Pulley

Anna Pulley is a queer, multiracial (white/Native American/Latinx), and deaf/hard of hearing author. She wrote The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!), (Flatiron, 2016), which Tegan and Sara said was “an adorable and hilarious way to start the day,” Cheryl Strayed called a “must-read,” and actress Jennifer Tilly said was “thoroughly charming.” She writes a weekly sex and dating advice column for The Chicago Tribune and has been published in New York magazine, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, San Francisco magazine (the issue she contributed to won a National Magazine Award), Vice, Salon, BuzzFeed, and many others. She was also named a Top LGBTQ Writer on Medium. Her writing has been excerpted/quoted in Esther Perel’s book, The State of Affairs. She’s been a repeat guest on Dan Savage’s podcast, Savage Love, on Daniel Lavery’s “Dear Prudence” podcast, and on the 99% Invisible podcast (waxing on, of all things, flannel). When she’s not writing, you’ll find her editing cookbooks, reading feelings poetry, or trapped under a cat, probably.

Meet Clara Andrews

The fantastic first book in the smash-hit Clara series by Lacey London. The Clara series takes us on a journey through the minefields of dating, wedding-day nerves, motherhood, Barbados, America, Mykonos and beyond. It all starts with an unfortunate first meeting… Being young, free and single, Clara Andrews thought she had it all. A fabulous job in the fashion industry, a buzzing social life and the world’s greatest best friends are all that her heart desires. But when a chance meeting introduces her to Oliver, a devastatingly handsome American designer, Clara has her head turned. Trying to keep the focus on her work, Clara finds her heart stolen by lavish restaurants and luxury hotels. As things get flirty, Clara reminds herself that office relationships are against the rules. So, when a sudden memory of an evening out leads her to a gorgeous barman, she decides to see where it leads. Clara soon finds out that dating two men isn’t as easy as it seems. Will she be able to play the field without getting played herself? Join Clara as she finds herself landing in and out of trouble, reaffirming friendships, discovering truths and uncovering secrets. It’s time to Meet Clara Andrews… your new best friend.

Meet Lacey London

Lacey London is the bestselling author of the CLARA ANDREWS series, the ANXIETY GIRL series and the MOLLIE MCQUEEN series. Lacey London lives in Cheshire, England with her husband and their Yorkshire Terrier. When she is not writing, she can usually be found enjoying the countryside or with her nose in a book. Failing that, she is probably sleeping.

The Reluctant Gigolo

It’s been said that love sneaks up on you when it’s least expected. Whoever came up with that phrase was spot on in my case. After being stood up by a blind date, I accidentally met the man of my dreams. The only issue? He’s a former male escort… an ex-gigolo… a retired prostitute… a… well… you get the picture. Complicating matters is my socially awkward best friend and partner in crime, my overprotective obnoxious brother who does not approve of my budding relationship, and a few other major players that do their part to stir the pot. With the deck stacked against us, what’s it going to take to find my happily ever after? This story is a full length 97,000 word comedy romance intended to make you swoon, crack a smile, and dive right into the lives of my fictional characters.

Meet Grace Risata

I would first and foremost like to thank everyone for taking the time to give my stories a chance. My goal is to take you out of your world, and all the stresses that go along with everyday life, and bring you into my world of romance and humor. I have a special weakness for hot alpha males and the feisty heroines who love them. Above all else, I hope you got a laugh out of my book. I aim to incorporate as much comedy into my romance as is humanly possible. My professional biography is as follows (I’m not sure why it’s in the third person, evidently that’s the rule): Grace is happiest when reading, eating Portillos hot dogs, and patiently waiting for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

Love Where You Work: An Office Romance

Warning: No mimes were injured in the making of this queer, workplace rom-com For Clare Kolikov, her work is her life. A successful HR manager with a heart of gold and a prejudice against beach camping, the uptight Clare has no time for relationships or anything else that might distract her from climbing the career ladder at a San Francisco Bay Area matchmaking startup, W;nkdIn. When she’s force-volunteered as an LGBTQ beta date tester at W;nkdIn, the buttoned-up Clare teeters on the edge of despair, especially when the “experiences” involve pole dancing meet-n-greets, plant healing workshops, and miming. But Clare has her real work cut out for her when she meets Julia Dawes, the hot coworker who’s organizing her dates. Julia is a free-spirited, multiracial fashionista with “roller-blade confidence” and a Kristen Stewart haiku fan blog, whose attraction to Clare is as immediate and crippling as the debt she’s drowning in, thanks to the failed essential oils business her ex left her saddled with. Workplace rules aim to keep Clare and Julia apart––especially after Clare becomes Julia’s boss––but their attraction only grows like an out-of-control Excel spreadsheet. When an office rival threatens to expose their budding, secret relationship, Clare is left with an impossible choice: Give up her dream job or lose out on the girl of her dreams. Mixing business with pleasure has never been more bold, steamy, or hilarious…

Meet Anna Pulley

Anna Pulley is a queer, multiracial (white/Native American/Latinx), and deaf/hard of hearing author. She wrote The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!), (Flatiron, 2016), which Tegan and Sara said was “an adorable and hilarious way to start the day,” Cheryl Strayed called a “must-read,” and actress Jennifer Tilly said was “thoroughly charming.” She writes a weekly sex and dating advice column for The Chicago Tribune and has been published in New York magazine, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, San Francisco magazine (the issue she contributed to won a National Magazine Award), Vice, Salon, BuzzFeed, and many others. She was also named a Top LGBTQ Writer on Medium. Her writing has been excerpted/quoted in Esther Perel’s book, The State of Affairs. She’s been a repeat guest on Dan Savage’s podcast, Savage Love, on Daniel Lavery’s “Dear Prudence” podcast, and on the 99% Invisible podcast (waxing on, of all things, flannel). Love Where You Work is her first (published) novel. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her editing cookbooks, reading feelings poetry, or trapped under a cat, probably.

Habitat Man

Tim gives up his job to live out his dream as Habitat Man, an eco-friendly super sage who advises suburban clients how to bring nature into their gardens. His first client is the lovely Lori. Tim’s in love, but first has to win round her teenage son. Then he digs up more than he bargained for, and uncovers a skeleton, one that threatens to bring out the skeletons in his cupboard. Only Jo, Tim’s long-time best friend knows his secret, but can she be trusted? “A charming romp that makes you think! Mid-life crisis meets environmental awareness in this rom-com for the 21st Century.” Michael Jecks, author “Funny, insightful and a dream to read.” Tami’s Reading Corner.

Meet D.A. Baden

I work in the area of sustainability and climate change, and the more you know the scarier it is. Like the sun, you can’t look too closely at it, but face to one side, you make your way, because in fact, it’s easy to put everything right. All the solutions are right here, they just have to catch on. Walking lightly and mindfully upon the earth is so doable. I started writing as therapy, with green solutions as the main ingredient, stories to soothe my soul. Then my characters and their stories took over centre stage, leaving the green solutions to season the stew.

I Never Lied to You

Holidays can be stressful. Especially if you are a handsome man with no social skills who suddenly gets dumped by his girlfriend. And like that wasn’t enough, your quirky sister convinces you to participate in a fishy experiment. What could go wrong? Apparently, everything that Peter, the unfortunate subject of the experiment, can imagine. But along that hilarious ride, he will find a few unexpected surprises. And maybe even a real miracle. The Christmas romantic comedy I Never Lied to You (Well, Almost) is a feel-good story filled with twists, unusual characters, weird family members, embarrassing friends, and above all a lot of love.

Meet Amanda Lake

I love to write. Especially when I have the chance to introduce the little things in life that make us who we are. I like awkward and interesting characters which maybe may seem too odd at a first glance, but show depth and their broad heart after a closer look.

Leashed

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. 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.

Five Years Later

“Life is chaos,” says Nana. “Just as it should be.”
“Should it?” I try to hide my disagreement.
A smile lifts her wrinkled cheeks. “Yup… Without chaos, there is no growth.”

Elle Fox is a twenty-three-year-old dog mom living in a tiny house outside of Portland, Oregon. With a newly divorced mother next door who is starting over at fifty and a wealthy, narcissist father she hasn’t been able to look at since “the incident”, adulthood has become more chaotic than anticipated.

When an old friend invites her to join a group “zencation” to the Oregon Coast, Elle finds herself in the charming town of Newport in a picturesque mansion with her former high school peeps… and another man she can hardly stand to look at: her ex, Scott Darcy.

Five years ago, Scott had pulled Elle in like a rip tide. A rebel with a taste for adventure, he swept her away from small town life into the vast beauty of the outdoors. They had plans to see the world together… until he left her for someone else.

But sometimes things are not as they appear. When Elle finds an old trinket box in Scott’s truck that tells another story about their breakup, she must choose between shunning the past – and two of the most important men in her life – for good, or digging it up to heal a love that should’ve never been lost and a bond that should’ve never been broken.

Told in dual timelines, FIVE YEARS LATER explores the trials of true love, the ties of a family divided, and the challenges of forgiving those who unintentionally hurt us- including ourselves.


Meet Sarah Kraft

Sarah Kraft was born and raised in Oregon. By day, she designs jewelry for Portland’s premiere brides. By night, she writes novels and designs prints for her fashion line, KoutureDeLeKraft. She is the author of four major novels for teens and adults. Follow her online for dog mom stories, wine reviews, and fashion tips.

Find You in Paris: an enemies-to-lovers romance (The Darcy Brothers Book 1)

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True spite. Fake marriage. Real romance. . .

If there’s one man that store clerk and amateur photographer Diane Petit really, really, actively hates, it’s fragrance mogul Sebastian Darcy who stole her father’s company — and wrecked the man’s health in the process.

But the arrogant SOB had better brace himself because Diane has vowed revenge.

And revenge she will have.

FIND YOU IN PARIS is a standalone romantic comedy inspired by Pride and Prejudice. Lots of laughs, a touch of cozy mystery, and a healthy dose of alpha billionaire romance in this Amazon chart-topper.

“Pure pleasure.” (Kirkus Reviews, May 2017)

WARNING:Just like in Pride and Prejudice, expect to find one rich, brooding and handsome Mr. Darcy and one feisty small-town girl who can’t stand him. Unlike Pride and Prejudice, this book also contains artful nude photos of said Mr. Darcy and nights of wild passion in Paris.

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