Fabiola Francisco is a contemporary romance author from South Florida. Writing as been a part of her life since she was a teenager. Even at that age, she dreamed of happy endings with emotional twists. Her novels include Perfectly Imperfect, The Restoring Series, Sweet on You Duet, and Red Lights, Black Hearts.
Her passion for books and writing has inspired her to write her own stories. She writes novels readers could relate to and grow with. She’s currently working on writing more stories that connect with readers on a deeper.
Fabiola also loves expressing herself through art and spending time in nature. In her spare time, she loves to cuddle with a good book and a glass of wine.
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ONE NIGHT WITH THE DRUMMER OF SUNSET REVIVAL? Yes, I’m game.
Dani Mills, drummer of the world-famous band, Sunset Revival, doesn’t have time for romance. Touring with her bandmates across the country, she’s content with meaningless sex: one-night-stands, no kissing, no personal details. These are her rules…and there are never exceptions.
John Michaels lives a life of seclusion in Corolla, North Carolina. He works, eats, and sleeps—and is perfectly content with his lifestyle. He doesn’t have the time, or energy, to deal with people. Or relationships. Especially women relationships.
When Sunset Revival gets stranded on the beach, it’s John who is asked for shelter. With his sexy-as-sin good looks—covered in ink with blue eyes so deep they shine—Dani finds herself desperate for one night in his bed. That’s all either of them wants, really…one night, no-strings, no promise of tomorrow.
Yet, when one night turns into two, both find themselves breaking their own rules. Thrust into a whirlwind of passion and desire, the pair struggle to maintain the upper hand, with John learning the hardest lesson of all…never kiss a Rockstar.
**NEVER KISS A ROCKSTAR can be read as a standalone, or as the second book in Sarah Darlington’s NEVER TRUST Series. Release Date: December 5, 2019
I haven’t read the first book in the series so that may affect my review. With out reading the first book I feel like this book can be read as a standalone. This was an emotional story and I always love a good emotional book. Dani and John both have a hard-outer shell, but they are both teddy bears on the inside. This book is told in duel POV which I love because I got to see both sides of how they felt for one another. I was able to read this book in a few hours because I was just so invested in what was going to happen. I did have one issue with the book though, I wanted to get a little more from Dani and John. I don’t know what they may have been, but I felt like something was missing from there life. I did enjoy the story. ill have to read the first one in the series to see if the first one has more to the story.
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Heartbreakingly beautiful and devastatingly annoying, Timaeus Lambros, a deaf, former military translator, has just been assigned as my co-teacher for the rest of the school year. His stupid-hot face gets on my nerves. So does his well-fitting jeans. Charming and gorgeous men like him should not be teachers. They should be locked away in a storage closet… with me. But that’s just a teachers’ lounge fantasy with a big dreamy sigh attached. Tim and I can never be a thing. He’s broody and closed off, while I’m the new owner of a one-way ticket back to Costa Rica, thanks to budget cuts. But my Abuelita always said life wasn’t a fairytale. So even if Tim does have a magical tongue and a dreamy body, we still might not get a happily ever after.
Kristy has this nak for writing books that makes you feel all these different emotions within a matter of a few pages. All these books can be read as a standalone but why would you want to when you can fall in love with all the men in her story’s.
Tim was one of the stories that I was dying to know about. We get snippets in the pervious books but that wasn’t enough for me. I needed to know what had happened to Tim.
Tim is an ex marine and feels like he has lost everything. He knew that he would end up fully deaf at some point the realization of it was hitting him hard. His friends and doctor want him to get out and get a job so that he’s not always cooped up at the house. Once he gets a job its not an easy thing for him at first. When he arrives, he is in his own world even though his new family has his 6.
Milah is a teacher to 5th graders and she needs to have to job so that she can stay in the country due to her Visa. When she meets Tim as her class helper, she is slowly able to break down his walls and able to see a side of Tim that I was excited to see. She was a sassy woman that was perfect for Tim.
Milah and Tim couldn’t be more opposite from one another, but they are one in the same. There story had me laughing one minute and the next I was on the verge of tears. Then back to laughing again. I am so excited to see what Kristy come out with next I can’t wait to read it and fall in love with her leading characters.
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The City of Sin holds more than secrets.
He doesn’t remember me. But, I remember him. The mysterious and brooding Jay McCall. His touch. His kiss. His hands on me. It’s burned into my mind. The one incredible night we shared.
But, that was before… Before I lost my brother. Before grief held me hostage.
He’s back, and it has nothing and everything to do with me. The secrets he’s keeping are tangled with my brother’s death. My heart. My body. At war over a man I barely know. A man who knows the truth.
He wants me to trust him. I want to. But to survive in a place where demons hide, I must trust no one… not even myself.
Blaise and her brother came from a broken home, Blake was the one to raise them and 4 other boys they made their own little family that was until Blake was killed. It wasn’t until 6 months later that a detective named Jay shows up saying that Blakes death was suspicious. This book was full of suspense and need to know what happened.
The love that happens after Blakes death is a great sexy and steamy romance. Will Blaise be able to get the answers that she’s looking for? Will Jay be the answer to her prayers? You’ll must grab the book and find out.
A sister told her brothers, “Eventually, a girl is going to come along and flip your worlds upside down.”
She was right…
…and Nate was the first to fall.
After saving Remi from a house fire, Nate’s instantly drawn to her…like a moth to a flame.
He should forget about her, the way he does with everyone else he saves.
However, that’s easier said than done when he can’t stop thinking about her or those pretty green eyes. They are almost branded into his brain.
It breaks his rules to visit her. Even if it’s to check she’s okay.
But screw it…Nate’s rules can go and burn.
The woman from the fire is more than he expects; funny, sweet and hot as hell.
Suddenly those careful plans he has in place no longer seem important.
Can Nate create something unique with the woman of his dreams, or will his past, jealous best friend and her crazy ex-boyfriend take the spark that is their attraction and make it disappear in a puff of smoke?
Receptionist by day, author by night, Elena Matthews is from Manchester, United Kingdom, the home of Manchester United, MediaCity, and of course, Coronation Street. When Elena isn’t writing, she can be found with her nose in a book or watching guilty pleasures, such as Grey’s Anatomy. And, when she isn’t doing those things, you can often find her on Facebook, or obsessing over Kellan Kyle, book-boyfriend extraordinaire
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As snowflakes fall in Gold Valley,
Oregon, will this rugged cowboy finally win the woman of his dreams?
Cowboy Caleb Dalton has loved single mom Ellie Bell, and her
little daughter, Amelia, for years. But since Ellie is his best friend’s widow,
Caleb’s head knows Ellie will always be strictly off-limits. If only his heart got the memo.
So when Caleb discovers that Ellie has a Christmas wish list—and hopes for a
kiss under the mistletoe—he’s throwing his cowboy hat into the ring. If
anyone’s going to be kissing Ellie and sharing this magical time with her and
her daughter, it’s him.
Ellie has dreaded the holidays since losing her husband. But
this year, she’s finally ready to make some changes. She never expects the
biggest change to be the heart-stopping kiss she shares with Caleb. For almost
five years, Caleb has been her best friend, her rock, her salvation. This
Christmas, can Caleb prove he’s also the missing puzzle piece of Ellie’s and
This is book 8 in the
Gold Valley series and that may affect my review.
I had an issue with
this book, I had a disconnect with it, for the first half of the book I had a
hard time. I felt like it was lacking something in the beginning. I think the only thing that I liked about this
book was that it at a hot cowboy in it who happened to be a complete sweetheart.
When I got to the
second half, I enjoyed this book a little more.
Caleb had been in
love with Elli since the moment it met her. I loved how he opened and started
to face his struggles. For me Caleb stole my heart with how sweet it was. He was
the highlight of the book for me.
After Elli’s husband died
in the beginning, she couldn’t notice that Caleb has feelings for her. The physical
attraction was there but the feelings weren’t there. Until she starts to notice
that’s when things start to change.
This is an emotional
story of loss and acceptance. And the ending was worth the wait.
You never forget your first love. No matter how hard you try. Darren Hayes, her once-best friend, has been gone longer than Melody Boyer, can remember. Well, that’s a lie. He’s been gone four years, eleven months, three weeks and two days. Since Christmas Eve: the night they took their friendship to the next level. He rocked her world and made all her fantasies come true only to leave her behind in Hudson Heights to see the world through his lens. And now he’s back, Mr. famous photographer walking into town like he didn’t destroy her world years ago. Showing up on her doorstep asking for forgiveness and a chance to be friends again. But friends don’t kiss like he kisses her goodbye… and when he proposes they become friends with benefits and see what develops, Melody can’t help but wonder what the negatives are. Can she agree to these terms and have the best sex of her life anytime she wants, no strings attached? Or will Darren capture her heart only to break it all over again? If you like over-the-top romance with a hint of Christmas and some tantalizing sexy times in between, then this delicious treat is for you.
I knew going too far would be a mistake, but at that moment, I was willing to risk it all. This was my chance to reel him in before he had a moment to change his mind. I rotated my hips around, working his fingers deeper inside me. The way he was transfixed on me, practically drooling, made me feel invincible. It was now or never. The point of no return. He was going to be mine. “I’ve fantasized about you fingering me just like this…” “Oooh, yeah?” He pushed his fingers in deeper, faster. “…Uh-huh. You fucking me from behind…me on top.” I moaned as the pleasure ricocheted through me, my fantasies flooding my brain. I still couldn’t believe this was happening. I was about to come all over Darren’s fingers instead of my own. The build-up left my body with a loud cry, his name rolling off my tongue. “Damn, girl.” He reached down to stroke his cock through his Santa suit. “Why didn’t you let me know sooner?” “I was scared I’d lose you.” He pressed his forehead against mine, both of us panting with need. “You’ve got me, baby girl. You’ve got me.” His lips found my neck. A trail of kisses peppered my skin, and he bit down on my shoulder as if to leave his mark on me. “You’ve got me so fucking hard right now.” “Good.” “Good? If you ask me, I’d say you’re being rather naughty. Think you need a spanking.” His fingers slid out of me, and he quickly tossed me over his shoulder. “Hey. What are you doing?” I giggled. “Taking this party to the bedroom.”
About the Author
JP, is a beautifully twisted soul who has the divine ability to make the unbelievable believable. A Colorado girl born and raised, she graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine and worked seven years as a full-time ER tech. Marriage and two beautiful kids later, she currently works part-time at a general practice assisting in surgeries and performing dentals. When JP is not saving lives or coming up with my next plot twist, she loves traveling and spending time with family and friends!
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Two sisters. One unsolved murder. A sickening plot for revenge.
When Mackenzie Wright attends her first real high school party, held somewhere deep in the woods of her small California town, no one expects to wake up the next morning to news of a gruesome murder. Especially not her own sister’s.
No suspects. No motive. No convictions. Just one unsolved murder and whatever’s left of the now deserted town.
Mackenzie has spent years with her sister’s death weighing heavily on her shoulders, but it isn’t until she stumbles across a photograph that changes everything for her. The memories, everything from that night, come flashing back in high-speed technicolor and Mackenzie soon finds herself obsessed with the truth.
Determined to find out what really happened to her sister, Mackenzie relies on that one photograph to give her the answers she needs by embedding herself into the lives of five of the wealthiest men in Los Angeles. Consumed by her need for revenge, Mackenzie infiltrates the world of the rich and elite, only to come face-to-face with an alluring complication in the form an elusive playboy.
When enemy lines are drawn, Mackenzie has to choose between her loyalty to her sister and the man who has stolen her heart.
I just finished this book and I don’t even know how to form a review. I just HAD to finish this book in one sitting. I have read the Chaos series by this author and loved every book. it was packed with so much amazingness. This book is no different. Although the cliff hanger was a doozy. I can’t wait for the next one so knows what is going to happen. This book follows Mackenzie on her quest to find out how her sister was left for dead. She had no suspects and no clues to go on. I felt like I was on the journey with her. I loved how she was on a vengeance to get justice for her sister. This is a MUST read imo. I can’t imagine how Soto comes up with all these amazing ideas for her books.
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Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Niall Kerry. I’m almost forty years old, and I’m drowning in something that begins with ‘S’ – it doesn’t quite seem appropriate to write it down here. After a lifetime out on a sports field, living as a champion – as someone who never had to ask for anything – I’ve suddenly found myself starting from scratch. I’m living in the middle of nowhere with my parents, I’m jobless, and I have a teenage daughter who hates me. Oh, and I have to try and regain the trust of everyone I know. It’s not easy to convince people that, deep down, you’re not so bad; that you’re no longer that troublesome kid they once knew. It’s not easy to work my way into the heart of my favourite headmistress, Jordan. It’s especially difficult when she wants nothing to do with me. But you know what? I’m not the kind of guy who just sits back and accepts defeat, or who stops at the small print at the bottom of the page. I’m someone who plays right until the final whistle. And when her heart is on the line, I’m ready to make my strict, sexy headmistress an offer she can’t refuse.
Omgosh I absolutely loved this book.
Niall is a famous footballer in Dublin, and he has a 15-year-old daughter named Skyler. After her mother passed, he got full custody of her. One thing leads to another and they have to move back in Niall’s parents which Skyler hates. He is trying to do the right thing by her and wants to get her back into school.
One night out having drinks he runs into Jordan who he knew from school. She also happens to be the Headmistress at the school that he’s trying to get his daughter into.
I loved this story for a few reasons, I thought that the single father/daughter relationship was relatable. This is a story of them coming together and Niall and Jordan having there shot at love. I loved to see the characters growth.
This book can be read as a standalone and defiantly recommend it to you to read
Jackson “It’s time to get my shit together. Time to tell her that I love her. Time to right wrongs and put the past behind me. But I have an addiction, one that haunts me, that takes over my body and mind. One that leaves scars.”
Summer “It’s time to get my shit together. Time to tell him that I love him. Time to move on from my past. But he has an addiction, one that scares me, one that I don’t feel capable of dealing with.”
Jackson – Son of a wealthy, abusive man finds peace in art. Whether that art is on his body or walls, it gives him an outlet. Summer – A woman in mourning, finds peace in the arms of her friend.
Together they can fight their demons, they can put the past behind them – or can they?
Can two broken people have the love they both desire? Or will dangerous, harmful outlets and loss forever consume them?
Angsty romance for over 18’s. This novel contains scenes that could be a trigger for some. Please feel free to contact the author or refer to the Trigger Warning section on the author’s website – www.TraciePodger.com
Jackson – Excerpt
Her sobs had quietened as the room darkened. We were lying on her bed, and although it had been six months, her grief and anger still overwhelmed her. With every sob I’d listened to, my heart had broken just a little more. I had her wrapped in my arms; her head was resting on my shoulder and my t-shirt was sodden with her tears. Her breathing had deepened and I knew she had finally dropped off to sleep. Each night I’d lain with her, each day I’d sat with her. She was my best friend, but one I was in love with.
I breathed in deep the scent of her hair, the saltiness of her tears, and the pain she was going through. I wanted to turn back the clock; I wanted to absorb all her hurt but I couldn’t. Each day, it was getting harder and harder to conceal my feelings from her. As she turned in my arms to place her back against my chest, I curled into her. I wouldn’t sleep, I couldn’t. The feelings coursing through my body, hatred for her situation, love for her, and an overwhelming desire to fuck her, had my nerves on edge and my skin itch. For months, I’d been able to control my needs, but it was becoming more difficult. I had to make a choice, a very difficult one. I had to leave her, and that decision would destroy me.
I’d never loved a woman before; I thought I was incapable of that. The emotion needed to love had been taken away from me at a very early age. But the feelings she produced, feelings she was completely unaware of, were fucking with my brain, and I was getting dangerously close to revealing who I really was: one fucked up individual. One fucked up individual, who was about to get worse after receiving a text from someone I’d been hiding from.
I gently slid my arm from under her neck and rolled to the edge of the bed. Her alarm clock showed it to be early morning already. As I stood and looked down at her, I heard her murmur my name and a tear rolled down my cheek.
“I’m sorry,” I whispered.
No matter that my brain was telling my legs to move, for a moment my heart was keeping them still. Was I doing the right thing? I crept to the bedroom door and hesitated, taking one last look at her before I left. In my mind it wasn’t forever, I just needed to get my shit together. I needed to be honest with her and tell her how I felt, but I was scared it was too soon. I was terrified of her rejection and of tarnishing our friendship. If I couldn’t have her, the way I wanted, I’d take whatever she offered, but right at that moment, I was about to combust.
Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks.
Tracie likes to write in different genres. Her Fallen Angel series and its accompanying books are mafia romance and full of suspense. A Virtual Affair, Letters to Lincoln and Jackson are angsty, contemporary romance, and Gabriel, A Deadly Sin and Harlot are thriller/suspense. The Facilitator is erotic romance.
Books by Tracie Podger
Fallen Angel, Part 1
Fallen Angel, Part 2
Fallen Angel, Part 3
Fallen Angel, Part 4
Fallen Angel, Part 5
Fallen Angel, Part 6
The Fallen Angel Box Set
Evelyn – A novella to accompany the Fallen Angel Series
Rocco – A novella to accompany the Fallen Angel Series
Robert – To accompany the Fallen Angel Series
Travis – To accompany the Fallen Angel Series
Taylor & Mack – To accompany the Fallen Angel Series