Betsey Odell ~ A Rising Gem at Sapphire Books

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Betsey Odell is a rising gem in Lesbian Fiction and is the author of DEEP WATER – a new coming out novel from SAPPHIRE BOOKS. Betsey is a writing veteran. She’s been published in Travelers’ Tales. She was also the editor-in-chief for Yellow Rat Bastard magazine and the award winning Preserving Your Memory magazine. Betsey worked for Gotham Writers Workshop for seven years where she wrote, DEEP WATER. She currently resides in New York City with her awe-inspiring wife, Jodi and a rambunctious, 9/11 surviving turtle, named Lucinda.

Deep Water



Set during a turbulent hurricane season in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Deep Water is a daring and tender coming out story. This stunning short novel takes on youth and sexuality with loyalty, humor, and raw desire.

When eighteen-year-old Mattison Burr jumps off a pier into a hurricane and survives, she must learn to withstand the storm within herself. Confronted as an outsider in her own world, Mattison develops an unhealthy girl crush on her best friend and rejects the boy her parents always dreamed she would be with. Only after a botched ménage à trios and a house nearly up in flames does Mattison begin to boldly tread on to the fringes of homosexuality. Once she discovers her truth, will she be rewarded?

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Whatever You Cherish – a Psychological Murder Mystery

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Whatever You Cherish


a Psychological Murder Mystery
by Ava Coffier



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Ivy struggles with social anxiety and finding her identity. As a high school graduate, she had big expectations for her future, however her drive for a dream fell short of what she expected due to indecision. Ivy’s sister, Alana held all the glory in her family and Ivy found herself drowning in her sisters shadow. One day Alana goes missing leaving her friends and family in shock. Everything starts to spiral out of control in Ivy’s life as she begins to investigate Alana’s murder. The deeper Ivy looks, the more the truth comes out. And the truth isn’t always pretty.

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Tell Me a Secret – New Adult Romance *Only 99¢*

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(New adult romance)
by Ann Everett


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Jace Sloan has it all. He’s smoking hot, a college football star with a storybook family, and he’s never met a woman he couldn’t charm. He’s also never met one who makes him want to be a better man…until he meets Maggie. Now, this self-proclaimed geek with wild red hair and the greenest eyes he’s ever seen has him thinking all kinds of crazy thoughts. Like settling down and being a one-woman man.

Maggie Fielding is anything but Jace’s type. For starters, her IQ is bigger than her chest size. But Jace is panty melting hot, and she’s having a hard time remembering that he’s bad news. If only she could stop telling him her secrets, because her answers to his questions just might have both of them falling in love for the first time.


The Secrets of Julia Hawke by Brenda Cheers

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The Secrets of Julia Hawke

by Brenda Cheers


Book Genre/Subject: Fiction *Women’s Fiction * Coming of age * contemporary women

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Julia Hawke and her friend Rachel are celebrating the end of their final year of schooling. They deceive their parents and embark on an adventure to the Gold Coast of Queensland.

Many years later, Julia is still keeping secrets in an attempt to hide what happened during those few, fateful days. A series of events force her to realise that keeping these secrets comes at too great a cost. What can Julia do to regain the trust of those she loves?

“The Secrets of Julia Hawke” explores, not only the destructive nature of secrets, but also the miracle of unconditional friendship.


Meet the Author: Brenda Cheers

Brenda_Cheers_printfinal_4in_x_4inBrenda Cheers is a novelist and short story writer, living in Brisbane, Australia. Her passions are art-house motion pictures and literary fiction. “The Secrets of Julia Hawke” is her sixth published novel.

Brenda is known for doing everything in life very quickly so it came as no surprise to the people closest to her that once she decided on a career as a novelist, it all happened with blinding speed.

A course in Creative Writing was quickly followed by a more advanced one. She began drafting her first novel and then completed three full manuscripts in the next two years.

Her great love is Literary Fiction and this is what she aims to write. Fast-paced suspense novels are what fly from her fingertips, however and these tend to feature strong-willed female protagonists as in ‘In a House in Yemen’ and ‘In Times of Trouble’.

In her third novel, ‘In Conversations with Strangers’ there is a different mood. It has a slower pace and the character is troubled and flawed. Brenda felt it was harder to write but more rewarding.

“In Strange Worlds” was published in January 2014. This is a suspense novel which contains surprises and twists. Brenda completed four full drafts before being satisfied with the result, but she found the work enjoyable because the story held her interest.

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New Adult Romance by Nicholas Bugden


Blue Eyes Blazing


by Nicholas Bugden


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The strong we like,

but the vulnerable we love.

It starts with a glance on the bus. Michael is heading home after his University classes when he sees Lina Willcox for the first time. He stumbles to say hi and makes a fool of himself on their first date. But Lina only finds his genuine shyness endearing. Within days the two lose themselves in each other but soon reach emotional depths that neither party is ready for. Lina has yet to fully recover from her ex, a man she gave herself to for the first time, and Michael, still uncertain about his future, is too guarded to fully give his heart to anyone. Can the two survive the strong emotions that come with diving too far too fast or will Michael’s need to build a future and Lina’s desire to enjoy the now tear them apart?


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Lily’s Temptation – Contemporary Romance/New Adult


Lily’s Temptation

Contemporary Romance/New Adult
by C.C. Michaels



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My name is Maddox St. Clair. I attract women and trouble…in that order.

One night, after Maddox has been brought to the ER kicking and swearing after a fight, the young Dr. Lily Brasco’s world changes. She’s chest deep in her draining and hectic career of completing her residency and finds herself disillusioned with the inhumane way her boss, Dr. Mandel, treats the patients.
One look in Maddox’s eyes and Lily’s temptation erupts. She struggles to resist not wanting to get involved with a troublemaker. Meeting Maddox sets into motion a chain of events in which she has to make a choice; betray her values or let him go.



FORAGER (A Dystopian Trilogy Bk1) – FREE COPY


(A Dystopian Trilogy Book 1)

By Peter Stone



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Eighteen-year-old Ethan Jones has a secret that even his parents and foraging companions don’t know. And if that secret is discovered, he’ll be dragged away by the town’s draconian paramilitary Custodians to be dissected like a frog.

The only time he feels safe, the only time he feels free, is when he’s out in the ruins of 2122 AD Melbourne, foraging for scrap metals. The dull, drudgery of his life, however, is shattered when he rescues a mysterious Japanese girl from the degenerate, savage Skel. A girl who then breaks the town’s rigid conventions in her attempts to get to know him, a girl who also carries the pain of a broken heart.

Meanwhile, the nomadic Skel savages are ramping up their attacks on Newhome’s foraging teams and infesting Melbourne’s ruins in ever greater numbers. Is this part of a larger plan that could spell the town’s doom?


About the Author

Peter R Stone is an award-winning writer, winning the Faithwriters Writing Challenge on three separate occasions, as well as frequently being a Faithwriters Editor’s Choice top ten winner. His winning entries include The Medal and Dreams Forsaken.




New Adult Paranormal Book Launch: Egyptian Moon


 Egyptian Moon: Return

 New Adult Paranormal

by Max W. Miller

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Paperback and KINDLE


The perfect boyfriend with a bright athletic future The haunting by a demi-god figure from a past life A mysterious teal eyed stranger stalking with his own purpose in mind! Megan Smart was normally shy and reserved, until she touched a dusty piece of a clay tablet in the basement of a New York museum.


That night at her hotel suite, Megan witnessed an ancient Egyptian romantic scene that appeared on her bedroom ceiling, a scene that fueled her sexual desire and ignited her essence with questionable behavior. When Megan left home to attend the same college her star quarterback boyfriend, Tyler had been attending for the last year, her performance at a frat party shocked, crushed, and angered him. Afterward, Megan feared she’d lost the love of her life.


Finally, at the point of exhaustion and on the verge of losing her very mind and soul, Megan goes home to meet with an empathic doctor who tapped into the root of her downward spiral. Would Megan find the strength to win against the forces trying to overtake her body, and in return, could she repair her relationship with Tyler?


Meet The Author: Max W. Miller

MaxMillerpicMax W. Miller enjoys writing about supernatural events for Children, Young Adult, and New Adults audiences. Inventing characters with powers that cannot be scientifically explained away is her goal. Her most recent book series is called Egyptian Moon and is in the Romance genre/New Adult Paranormal category. Max believes that her stories bring to the forefront of our consciousness, an understanding that the paranormal is very normal in some realms.

Miller says…

While I love writing for children and young adults, I found out that writing my characters into intimate settings proved to be a new and motivating turn in the progression of my writing. I have been timid to use certain words, tying them to me and not my characters. Writers are actors, performing their lines within the confines of the pages of their books. They observe their characters and then describe them to the world.

Max was born in Savannah, Georgia, but has called North Carolina her home for over twenty years. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Visit Max at: Follow @maxwmiller.


Blood of a Werewolf – by T. Lynne Tolles


Blood of a Werewolf

(Blood Series – Book 1)

T. Lynne Tolles


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New Adult, Paranormal Romance


Darby O’Rielly is not your typical girl next door. She and her sister are ancestral witches, but have never been taught the art of their craft in an attempt to have the girls ‘fit in’ to their tiny community.  When a dark and hunky man and his brother, rent the house next door, love blooms and havoc ensues. For these two gorgeous brothers aren’t just good looking, they are ‘born vampires’ of royal blood and they have hunters hot on their tracks and following their every move. When one of these hunters shows up on Darby and Devon’s first date, Darby is thrown into an emotional upheaval that unleashes a deadly magic she didn’t know she possessed.

It isn’t until Rowan O’Rielly summons the ghost of the brothers’ father, that motives behind the villain start to be revealed, but not before Rowan is kidnapped by more hunters and injected with werewolf blood, which ultimately turns her into a werewolf for the full moons to come – Talk about your PMS. In an attempt to help Rowan the other go in search of a werewolf named Dean who isn’t exceptionally friendly or eager to friends of vampires.

Will Rowan survive her transformation or will the werewolf blood wreak havoc on her body and kill her. You’ll find out when you read this action packed urban fantasy romance novel yourself.


Meet the Author: T Lynne Tolles

T-Lynne-Tolles “All my life I’ve been fascinated with vampires, werewolves, witches and monsters. Maybe it was all those late night ‘Creature Features’, or maybe I’m just a bit odd. Either way, I just can’t put a good vampire or witch book down – magic, goth, wizards, and fairies – they’re all good. 

I never intended on being an author. It had never my life’s dream to write or be published, but after reading a stack of books in June and July of 2009, I got an idea. ‘Hmmm. I wonder if I could write a book about vampires? There’d have to be vampires, werewolves, and maybe some witches just to make it interesting.’ 

And just to talk myself into it, I thought it might be a good way for my teenage daughter to see that if you set your mind to something, even a goofy old mom could accomplish something. Three weeks later ‘Blood of a Werewolf’ was complete.

That’s when I got the bug. I couldn’t stop. Can you say ‘addiction?’ Blood of a Werewolf became the first of a five books in the Blood Series.”

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Hot New Bestseller! Surrender Your Love by J.C. Reed

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Surrender Your Love

by J.C. Reed

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Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn’t do relationships. When she’s sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is no other than the guy she left naked in bed.

Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for. The green-eyed millionaire playboy isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and he isn’t about to start now.

When he proposes two months of no strings sex, Brooke is intrigued and accepts his proposal. Little does she know Jett’s determined to claim the one woman he can’t have, pulling her deeper into his dangerous world.



About the Author:  J. C. Reed

JC reed pic Jessica C. Reed is a contemporary fiction author, but her greatest achievements are her two children. She spent half of her life in the beautiful mountains of Wyoming and would like to go back one day. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, you can find her talking on the phone and watching way too much TV.

Book genre:   new adult contemporary romance

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