Born in Australia, Belle Brooks has always had a passion for books and creative writing. She loves exploring the different ways stories can be told through the use of text and in-depth characters. Since she was a child her strong talent and interest in creative writing was evident, explaining that her favourite class in school was English. Despite her love for all things books, she decided the world of advertising and marketing was where she could put her talents to use in the business realm, well that is until now. Belle enjoys creative writing and creating fictional stories that leave a valued message inside the pages.
Published by: Meerkat Press
Publication date: January 23rd 2018
Genres: Adult, Magical Realism
Marvin Deitz has some serious problems. His mob-connected landlord is strong-arming him out of his storefront. His therapist has concerns about his stability. He’s compelled to volunteer at the local Children’s Hospital even though it breaks his heart every week.
Oh, and he’s also the guilt-ridden reincarnation of Geoffroy Thérage, the French executioner who lit Joan of Arc’s pyre in 1431. He’s just seen a woman on a Los Angeles talk show claiming to be Joan, and absolution seems closer than it’s ever been . . . but how will he find her?
When Marvin heads to Los Angeles to locate the woman who may or may not be Joan, he’s picked up hitchhiking by Mike Vale, a self-destructive alcoholic painter traveling to his ex-wife’s funeral. As they move through a California landscape populated with “smokes” (ghostly apparitions that’ve inexplicably begun appearing throughout the southwestern US), each seeks absolution in his own way.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF KEITH ROSSON
Int. scene, bedroom, night. Small three-legged dog snoring in corner.
ROSSON is startled awake by a sudden elbow to his throat. He CHOKES, SITS UP. His partner continues snoring. The dog continues snoring. ROSSON lays back down, massaging his larynx. Still half-asleep, he thinks of his burgeoning to-do list, of the fragile state of democracy, of a new story idea, of how good a donut – ten donuts – would be. The dog’s snoring reaches a crescendo, sounds like a contralto being strangled halfway through Cosi fan tutte. Eventually, ROSSON falls back to sleep.
Ext. scene, transit center at Lombard St. and Interstate Ave., traffic passing by.
ROSSON is waiting for bus. Trash lays flattened and colorless in the gutters. A man leans on a nearby garbage can, rolled cigarette in his mouth the width of a nail. The man holding the sign for the marijuana dispensary dances on the corner, spinning his sign, rubber bands in his beard. Music strobes from the windows of passing cars. ROSSON puts his ear buds in, thinks of the story he’s writing, thinks of the novel edits he’s waiting to receive from his agent. He thinks about writing… always. The bus arrives. ROSSON gets on, opens a book, starts reading. The bus trundles along.
Int. scene, ROSSON’s office. A pair of desks, a metal shelf. A window w/ blinds closed.
ROSSON is on the computer. He opens a file folder containing a work in progress, a new story. His agent has just provided some feedback on the novel. Music plays in the background. Someone walks down the hall outside, their shoes squeaking on the floor. ROSSON should work; there is work to be done, always always, he gauges much of his inner life through the lens of how much creative work he’s done throughout the day, creativity is a kind of sustenance to him. He knows this. It’s taken a lifetime to understand it, but he knows this about himself. He should work.
Instead he scrolls through various social media sites, becomes quickly enmeshed in current state of the world, falls into abject despondency, eventually logs off. Attempts to refocus, attempts to write, can’t stop thinking of what he just read, the images he just saw.
Distracted, furious, heartbroken, he fires off a pointless, barbed missive on said social media that is guaranteed to accomplish nothing, to provoke a handful of likeminded people to agree with him and a profound disinterest in the rest.
ROSSON sits back. Onscreen, the cursor blinks. Progress is halted on the work in progress. The work in progress is currently unworkable.
Eventually, after hours of this, and a few hundred words painfully eked out, with a kind of heartsick rattle to his chest like something vital’s come loose, ROSSON locks up his office and takes the bus back home.
Int. scene, bedroom, night. Small three-legged dog snoring in corner.
I’ll do better tomorrow, ROSSON thinks. I have to somehow learn to remain uninvested enough in the world as it is. Or to remain more invested in the world I’m making, not the one I live in. But it’s hard. How do we do that? How do we craft some other world on the page when a kind of craven dystopia⎯here, now⎯seems to loom closer every day?
A snort, a shuffle.
I’ll do better tomorrow.
ROSSON’s eyes close.
A sharp cry, muffled.
The dog has stopped snoring.
Something, briefly, touches his leg. Insectile and skittering.
Before he can sit up⎯
Keith Rosson is the author of the novels The Mercy of the Tide (2017, Meerkat Press) and Smoke City (2018, Meerkat Press). His short fiction has appeared in Cream City Review, PANK, Redivider, December, and more. An advocate of both public libraries and non-ironic adulation of the cassette tape, he can be found at keithrosson.com.
Authors: Pavan Kaur & K.L. Humphreys
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: February 1
This isn’t your typical love story.
My life was great, I was happy until I heard something I shouldn’t have.
Now I’m running and there’s only one man that can save me.
He’s also the one man I shouldn’t trust.
Will the bounty be too high for him?
It was meant to be an easy job, Probably the easiest I’ve ever had.
But something about her threw me.
The Bounty on her head is tempting.
But then again, so is she.
The question is, can I save her?
I am a book fanatic and avid reader, being an author is my passion in life.
Writer of Romantic Suspense and Contemporary Romance, KL hails from London UK but now resides in Ireland with her baby girl and fiancé.
Sasha’s future is secure as the fiancée of a handsome, rich but boring man. Max is gorgeous, wild and makes her feel things she shouldn’t.
Gigolo by night, student by day, Max is motivated by providing pleasure for the string of older women who fund his lifestyle. Sparks fly when they meet, and Max becomes obsessed by the naughty lingerie loving girl who resists his charms.
How long can Sasha deny what she desires?
This prequel to the Call Girls series contains betrayal, smoldering sexual tension, and lessons in physical love.
After covering the smallest room in the house with various degrees, raising a family of four boys, and trying my hand in various jobs (can you say tropical fish farmer?) I decided to write down the stories that had been swirling in my head for years. My muse comes in many forms and speaks to me across many genres. No matter the genre, I can promise different characters, dark themes, steamin’ sex and a HEA or HFN.
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Title: Breech’s Fall
Series: Devils Wind MC
Author: D.D. Galvani
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2018
From the moment Jiji steps foot inside the Devil’s Wind clubhouse, Breech can’t get her out of his head. She’s beautiful, smart and sassy-all things that drive Breech’s need to its breaking point. But she’s not for him. She’s his best friend Fighter’s little sister. He can’t hit it and quit it with Jiji, like he does the others. Either he’s all in or Fighter will have his balls.
Jiji knows exactly what kind of man Breech is and no matter what kind of fire he sets off in her lady parts, she has no intentions of getting mixed up with him and becoming another one, of the many women, he leaves in his wake. She has goals she’s working towards and the world of bikers doesn’t fit in with what she has planned.
But when trouble comes knocking and Jiji finds herself in a terrifying situation, it’s Breech and the Devil’s Wind that must step in to save her. She just hopes they make it in time.
D.D. Galvani was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She moved to Florida in 2002 and lives there today with her husband of 37 years. She has two children and one beloved grand daughter whom she spoils as much as she can. She is an avid reader and crafter and decided to put those two loves together and Swag by NaNa was born. After working around author’s for a few years, she asked a couple to look at a story she had written and was blown away that they liked it. They pushed her to finish it and her first novel Fighter’s Claim, an MC romance came to be. She writes strong alpha males and sassy intelligent women. Welcome to her world!
But rules are meant to be broken, right?
Rachael Tonks is a contemporary romance author with a love
of books, and a particular love of the romance genre. As a child Rachael could
always be found with her head in a book, but it wasn’t until the beginning of
2015 when Rachael’s love of books really took over. Reading spurred on her
desires to put pen to paper, and write down the story of the characters
screaming for their story to be told. Starting out her career with a new adult romance novel, she has now published multiple novels, ranging from dark romance
to contemporary. Rachael lives in the steely suburb of Sheffield, in the north
of England with her family. She has 3 beautiful children and a crazy dog. She
loves nothing more reading with a good cup of tea and is self-proclaimed
Author: LeAnn Mason
Series: Minefield Enforcers
Release Date: March 23, 2018
Generations ago, a new breed of human emerged. The government, fearing these new “Enhanced,” isolated effected families into communities boasting prison-like perimeters to live in exile, safeguarding the rest of the world from the anomalies.
As one of the few Enhanced humans whose gifts encompass the mental and physical spectrums, Nathalee lives a life separate from others. Even amongst those who the world segregates as potential weapons, Nat is shunned for her telepathic abilities, until she finds her opportunity to make a difference in their tiny world as an enforcer.
Part of a new experimental team, Nathalee must wade through muddied mental waters if the team hopes to stop the assailant who enjoys pitting citizens against one another. Those confrontations are coming to violent, life-ruining ends for anyone involved. The suspect pool is large and powerful, but the repercussions of failure put everyone she knows and loves at risk.
With so many possibilities of both suspects and victims, Nat will test the limits of her ability -and her sanity- in order to track the illusionist and stop the tyranny.
-“Illusionary” By LeAnn Mason
My name is LeAnn and I write YA Urban Science Fantasy. My debut novel, Illusionary, is almost presentable to the world and should be available in Spring 2018.
The story centers around an 18 year old Enhanced human named Nathalee. The world is as we know it… with one small difference. There is an offshoot branch of humans who have evolved to possess either mental or physical abilities. These “Enhanced” humans have been herded into isolated and monitored communities away from the rest of the human population. Unable to leave, the Enhanced are forever kept like bugs under a microscope… or prisoners.
When I’m not writing, I’m hanging out with my hubby and two munchkins around our Oklahoma home. Though currently horseless, I have been riding since my teen years and adore the giant animals so much that I wrote them into my story. We are a family of music lovers and are rocking out just about all the time, so of course I had to put that muse onto the pages as well.
Intrigue. Attraction. Deceit.
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The author had me on the edge of my seat with every twist and turn… Buckle up and enjoy the journey. –Jamie (Bloom & Buck Book Blog)
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I had a nightmare of a childhood surviving the abuse of my father. Though I’ve moved away, his voice still plays in my head, making me doubt myself in everything I do.
Through it all I’ve had one goal: to become a professional beach volleyball player and prove my father wrong.
And it was going so well until I met Dean, a gorgeous lifeguard determined to save me from myself. He’s opening my eyes and shifting my focus, when all I want to do is stay where I am, despite the suffocating silence of my empty apartment.
When everything I thought I knew about my past changes, can I handle loving Dean while still achieving my pro career? Or will I lose it all when my father reappears in my life?
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“This story was brutal truth wrapped in hope, courage and unflinching love. It’s a must read. It’s a STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND READ THIS NOW kind of book. Don’t hold your breath, this story will steal it from you.” – J. Sterling, NYT Bestselling Author
By Andi Jaxon
I live in the hospital, working 18 hour days. My entire life consists of running from patient to patient until I meet her. The girl that is afraid of her own shadow. She starts out as a patient, but thoughts of her consume me. One phone call leads to me meeting her amazing little girl which changes everything. With the help of my new partner in crime, I set out to try and save her from a life of fear. Can she learn to trust me with her life and both their hearts?
**** TRIGGER WARNING: contains mention of physical and emotional abuse. Although no abuse is written out it is described, at times in detail. ****
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“This story is sure to pull at your heart strings. Domestic violence is an ugly thing, but Andi Jaxon took something horrific and told a beautiful story. You can’t help but fall for Adam and everything he does for Isabel and Sophie.” –Courtney Hagel-Swinson
“I read the blurb and it intrigued me. What I didn’t expect was to be in tears right from the beginning and I knew that I was going to need comfort food because it was going to be one of those stories.” – 1-Click Addict Support Group
“A beautiful story about finding yourself and finding help, love and happily ever after in a place you weren’t even looking. This story deals with a very difficult subject. Abuse is one thing that should never be tolerated but its so hard to walk away from. I can attest to this. Waling away and starting again is the hardest thing you will ever do but it will also be the best start to the rest of your life. Watch out for triggers but so worth the read. An emotional rollercoaster that ends in an HEA.” – Teresa
“I love this book! It runs you through every emotion. And makes you realize that there are good people everywhere.” –Jennifer Miller Molstead
Raised all over the country, I’m an interesting mix of East Coast meets West Coast with a little bit of Southern thrown in, just for good measure. I married a sexy man in uniform who let me spawn and am now raising a mutinous army of hell raisers that I created myself, all while he defends our country. I drink too much coffee until it’s late enough to drink too much wine and is sexually frustrated for your freedom. I never thought I would be a writer, it was never an interest of mine. But when the voices start in and won’t let you sleep, you write so they STFU and leave you alone for a while. If you see me online, I’m probably sitting in a closet, hiding from my kids. I’m sarcastic, love a dirty alpha male, and love to laugh.
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