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.

Uranus Exodus

LYNDA is trapped in a prototype of an advanced VR game called URANUS, a simulation of life so realistic that before entering it the gamers are put into an induced coma. The only way to wake up from it is that she voluntarily exits the game. Not realizing the difference between the lifelike game and the real life, however, Lynda is unwilling to exit. To save her, another gamer must risk his life, enter the game, and convince her of the truth. Seven of the best VR gamers have already attempted that, but they themselves ended up getting trapped in the game. The last hope is RYAN, Lynda’s ex and also a champion in video game tournaments. This is an opportunity for him to make use of his gaming talents, become a hero, and also hopefully win Lynda’s heart back.

Meet Maysam Yabandeh

Dr. Maysam Yabandeh is a computer scientist graduated from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

Clueless in Croatia

D.I. Fierce always gets his man, but can he get his woman?

Actor Leonard Lupine knows one thing…

He is sick of his life both on and off screen. Leaping at an opportunity to escape to a villa in Croatia, he finds himself impossibly tempted by his sassy concierge.

The last thing Isabella needs is another demanding, oddball, B-list celebrity as a guest. Especially one as grumpy as Leonard, no matter how attractive he is.

Can he conquer his fears and risk trusting someone else with his heart after last time?

Meet Joy Skye

Joy lives on the seductive island of Corfu with her four dogs and an embarrassing number of cats.

Her many years working in the tourist industry on this sunny isle and her love of all things literary inspired her first novel which recently hit the #1 spot in Greek Travel much to her delight.

She loves to cook, dance and drink wine, usually at the same time, and is currently working on book number four, due to be released later this year.

She also loves to travel, absolutely anywhere, and is looking forward to jumping on a plane!

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.

This Charmless Man

For fans of Sophie Ranald, Fiona Gibson and Mhairi McFarlane. Dating hasn’t always turned out well for Lucy and her latest prospect isn’t any different when this ‘perfect’ man turns out to be…well, rather charmless. Not that she cares, but for some reason Lucy always seems to be making a fool of herself in front of this jerk whenever they bump into each other. But what happens when he helps her out of a sticky situation? Maybe this charmless man isn’t as charmless as she first thought? Could he possibly be attracted to her? And just when Lucy starts getting her life on track, her career explodes and takes her to unexpected places and notoriety. Please don’t mention Knickergate! Can the two misfits ever get together or have they both blown it before it begins? Read now in this fun, romantic comedy.

Meet LM Barrett

Hi there. Thanks for checking out my author page. I live in Bath with my husband, two kids and a jug puppy called Bobby. I’ve written a number of books which vary in theme but are all highly entertaining and fast-paced.

Countdown to Love

Dani has until New Year’s to polish Donnie’s dating skills in this clean, lighthearted romantic comedy.♥

Meet Cristina Ryan

Cristina Ryan lives in southern California with her Marine Corp. veteran husband and an entertaining clan of children and pets. She writes clean beach romances set in the fictional town of Malibu Bay. Holidays are a festive time, but there’s something extra special about love during the holidays in Malibu Bay. From friends to lovers to second chances and fake romances, these stories will bring you hope and happiness.

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.

Weddings Coordinated: A Romantic Comedy

Twin sisters. Two men. One wedding?

Danielle and Mallory are as different as can be! And they’re about to get themselves tangled into an unexpected, sticky web of drama.

What the twins anticipated being a simple, brilliant plan quickly becomes a complicated mess with both sisters hiding secrets and fighting strong feelings for some incredibly tempting, off-limits men.

Mallory needs Danielle to impersonate her at work so she can sneak off to her best friend’s wedding. But how can you pretend to be your twin sister when you’re nothing alike?

Danielle finds herself trying to save Mallory’s career while her sister’s demanding, perceptive boss, Ethan, watches her every move. It doesn’t help that she is inexplicably attracted to him when she vowed to hate his guts.

Mallory begins to have conflicting feelings for her engaged best friend, Jesse, a sweet, rough-and-tough auto-mechanic that’s been her rock since childhood.

Will the twins get caught in their silly plot to hide the truth? Or will they get more than they bargained for?


This is a standalone, full-length romantic comedy. It features two emotionally-charged romances roped together in one hilarious, fast-moving plot!


Meet Lisa S. Gayle

Lisa S. Gayle lives in the beautiful, mountainous Pacific Northwest. She enjoys traveling and all things outdoors, including hiking, camping, and s’mores. She’s a soccer mom who loves to take her family on adventures while attempting to keep up with her energetic husband and children.

She specializes in contemporary romance and believes in falling in love with a happily ever after.