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An extract from Jo Watson’s LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU NOT

Drama!   It always finds me. No matter where I go, or what I do. On some days, I can almost feel it watching me, waiting to pounce, waiting to hand me that one aerosol can that explodes so loudly that the neighbors call the police and they break down my door. Or to hand me that one bottle […]

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An extract from The Prenup by Lauren Layne

Thursday 13th August   There are a few things I’ve missed about New York in the decade I’ve been away.   JFK Airport isn’t one of them.   Current situation: I’m fresh off a six-​hour flight in coach, and thanks to my last-​minute trip, and the resulting back‑of‑the-​plane seat assignment, by the time the food/drink […]

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An extract from The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

Maddie Forest didn’t want to go to this birthday party. She didn’t like parties in the first place— they were always too loud, there were always annoying people who she had to pretend to be nice to, and there were never enough snacks. But she especially didn’t want to go to Theo Stephens’s party. It […]

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An extract from Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein

Tonight’s date was the kind of disaster that makes people give up on finding love forever. For starters, I had eyeballed his height from his Tinder photos; I had guessed he was about six feet, maybe four inches taller than me. Instead, I arrived at the bar, Golden Years, to discover that he was approximately […]

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An extract from Passion on Park Avenue by Lauren Layne

CHAPTER 1   Saturday, July 21st   Naomi Powell figured there was no good way to discover that the man you’d been dating for three months was married to someone else. But of all the possibilities, learning about the existence of a Mrs. Brayden Hayes via the cheating bastard’s obituary? Definitely the worst. The taxi […]

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Rush to meet Ares Kincaid…

August Book of the Month Chapter One “YOU’VE GOT TO BE kidding me!” I glance up to the sky. Big, fat raindrops splash on my face. Dark clouds have rolled in from nowhere and opened up to let out water like it’s the sequel to the Great Flood. “Jesus effin’ Christ,” I grumble to myself […]

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Won’t you Marry Me By Sundown?

July Book of the Month Chapter One  “I DON’T THINK SHE’S GOING to stop crying, even for this party,” Sophie warned Violet as she returned to the bedroom the two girls shared. Violet Mitchell sighed, knowing Sophie was talking about her aunt Elizabeth, Sophie’s mother. But then Violet put her arm around her cousin’s shoulders […]

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Let your Rainy Day Friends in…

June Book of the Month   Chapter 1 Anxiety Girl, able to jump to the worst conclusion in a single bound! Most of the time karma was a bitch, but every once in a while she could be surprisingly nice, even kind. Lanie Jacobs, way past overdue for both of those things, told herself this […]

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What Happens In Vegas . . . stays in Vegas!

  Chapter 1   From: Bonni Connolly <bonni@iphone.ca> Date: Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 16:09 Subject: Fwd: Check Out This Great Offer! To: Ava, Celia, Fredi   See below. My latest case has been kicking my ass and I could use some downtime. And who better to tackle Sin City with than my girls? VEGAS, BABY! […]

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What Are You Afraid Of?

May Book of the Month Prologue A voice in the back of Jeannie Smith’s mind whispered that she should be resigned to her ugly fate. She’d always known that she was going to come to a bad end. Everyone had said so. Her mother said it just before the older woman had run off with […]

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How can you fix what is RUINED?

March Book of the Month Prologue Zeus THE ARENA IS FULL. Thousands of people are here to watch this fight. Watch me fight. This is where I’ve gotten. The point I’ve reached in my career. Everything I’ve had to do—endure, sacrifice—has brought me to this moment. I’m waiting in the dressing area with my team, […]

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I just Love To Hate You…

February Book of the Month 1. Bad Taste In Wigs Don’t ask me how the hell it happened . . . I could blame it on the vodka. Maybe I could blame it on JJ and Bruce. Maybe it was the strobing lights of the nightclub and the repetitive doof doof of the bass that […]

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Are you prepared for the End Game?

January Book of the Month Chapter One “I will live to hurt you. I will live to torture you. You will die a slow, painful death for this.” Adrian Martina, drug lord and monster that he is, doesn’t react to my guttural vow, nor does he react to my brother and the woman I love […]

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Who wants to Cowboy Up?

December Book of the Month Chapter One The bright, speeding blaze of lightning shooting through and across the night sky illuminates the road ahead of me. The enormous boom of thunder that follows quickly on the heels of such a beautiful display makes me jump in my seat and grip the wheel tighter. Nothing but […]

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Unravel these Twisted Truths…

November Book of the Month Chapter One Present day Noni tossed her laptop and stack of maps on the faded patchwork bedspread, her eyes gritty and her temples aching. The battered electric heater rattled from the corner of the motel room, providing a surprising amount of heat. Her fingers tingled as they started to warm […]

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