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TIRED OF IT ALL? TREAT YOURSELF TO SOMMERVILLE DAYS...
by Vicki Batman (author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V4NPYFP/

Posted: May 20, 2020


We've been SIP for a long time. Family, work, food, cleaning. Just plain ol' living on a different scale--right?

Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these heartwarming tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

Raving Beauty: What if the love of your life was in front of you all along?
Store Wars: The competition is heating up when Janie's old flame returns to town and is running his family's store. Could following dreams break her heart?
San Diego or Bust: When a young woman plans a romantic getaway with her boyfriend, disaster strikes. Is her Mr. Right the right Mr. Right?

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The Discipline For A Lasting Marriage Series: Meet Charlie And Lydia, A Wwii-era Couple With A Dd ["spanking Marriage"]
Get to know this exciting, young couple, as they progress from their days in Hell's Kitchen, NYC to early middle-age in Los Angeles, CA. Charlie is a loving, but decidedly alpha male. He wants Lydia to be her own person and express her own mind and opinions. The one place he insists she submit to his authority is where it comes to her safety, health and well-being. Lydia is an independent, free-spirited, forward-thinking woman. But she negotiates a "spanking marriage" after being warned not to walk home alone late after theater rehearsals and performances through Hell's Kitchen. Follow them as their "spanking marriage" evolves to require a spanking contract, and as they face challenges and crises. The series is up to Book 17. NOTE: Please be aware these books contain graphic sexual descriptions, the spanking(s) of an adult woman [some non-consensual], scenes of domestic discipline, rough anal sex, and anal discipline.
Make Me Sweat
Charged with planting a listening device in the office of a mysterious nightclub owner, Ever Marcille accepts an invite from her target to indulge in some naughty play. She didn't count on their mutual, insatiable need, or the many ways his closely guarded secrets intertwined with hers. Simon Dakin has one thing on his mind, getting close to the arms dealer known as Ghost. That's until he spies Ever at his club. Time after time she comes in, teasing his senses, starring in his fantasies. He promises himself one night with her in his arms, but a single taste isn't possible. He's hooked. Even as their secrets intrude, Dak and Ever succumb to their desires on borrowed time. Can their new-found feelings survive the many blows, or are they over before they've had a chance to truly begin? This is a previously published work. The cover, and/or publisher has changed. The content has not.
Special Markdown For Windmaster
Special markdown on the fantasy romance novel, Windmaster! For my fans and followers , especially those who love reading fast-paced fantasy, my publisher has agreed to mark Windmaster down temporarily to $1.49 on Amazon for Kindle. I think once you read it, you'll want to move right into reading the next book in the series, Windmaster Legacy. I'm not sure how long this special reduced price will last, so grab your Kindle copies NOW!
Hearts Beneath The Mistletoe
Jenny Crowley has been duped! At her eighteenth birthday celebration her parents announce that instead of having the London Season she's dreamed of for years, Jenny has been betrothed from birth to Alexander Isley, son of family friends and heir to a title. A distraught Jenny refuses point-blank to marry Alec, and when her aunt offers to whisk her away to a Christmas house party, complete with many eligible young bachelors, Jenny jumps at the chance to enjoy a variety of entertainments, be courted, and perhaps fall in love. Alec Isley is between a rock and a hard place. He desires a marriage with Jenny no more than she does, but when his family's dire financial status is revealed, he follows Jenny to the house party in hopes of convincing her to marry him after all. When he discovers who else is courting her there, Alec is frantic to keep her from making a dreadful mistake. Struggling with new-found feelings for his childhood friend, can Alec convince her of his love in time to save her from being ruined under the mistletoe?
99c - The Unexpected Santa
When a rugby bad boy butts heads with a retired Marine, which alpha male becomes top dog? Scottie Monk came out of the womb angry at the world. He's selfish and bitter. "Bah humbug!" rolls off his tongue far easier than "Happy Christmas." Gray Baird has dedicated his life to public service as a Marine Corps officer and later as a police chief. The decorated hero finds it impossible to ignore autistic twins in desperate need of holiday spirit. He'll be the grumpiest Santa in the world if it puts a smile their faces. And he'll drag a reluctant Scottie along for the ride. This December, Gray and Scottie collide while unexpectedly playing Santa. The short story The Unexpected Santa is book five in Dahlia Donovan's international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts.
French Kissing Vampires For Beginners
When a dentist meets an average suburban vampire, it may just be a match made in heaven. Tom is your typical modern vampire. He lives in a detached house in the suburbs, pays his taxes, and bemoans the price of bottled blood. He doesn't usually tell people what he is, but sometimes it can't be helped, like now, when he has toothache and needs the assistance of a dentist. Martyn's night isn't going too well at all. He's working late, his patient is a vampire, and now they're being mugged. But what sort of a vampire is Tom if he can't leap to the rescue and use his superpowers to save them? There's only one way to find out and Martyn, a self-confessed geek with a love for all things vampire, intends to get to know Tom better, despite the bloodsucker's fear of dentists.
A Witch, A God, A Potion...oh My! Freeing The Beast - Erotic Paranormal - Romantic Comedy
October 17 release Book one in the Taming the Beast series No more Mr. Nice Guy. For Becca Salt being a witch isn't all magic. Too curvy and lonely, she spends her nights running a makeover service for demons, vamps, weres and zombies who want to project a more human, normal side. Their goal? To get the babes without the authorities hunting them down like rabid dogs. Once Becca suppresses the worst of their beast, they're on the hunt and gone. Dating has been a definite bitch for Eric Diletto. Although he's hot and hung, he's also one of Cupid's descendants—a god born to believe in courtship, courtesy and all that other junk. Tired of women dumping him for the bad boys, Eric hires Becca to release his inner beast. Grrrr. Two potions later, they're crawling all over each other. With Eric's newfound dominance, he's definitely the man. And the god, who intends to take Becca here, there and everywhere. Who said sorcery and love wasn't fun? Warning—a witchdoctor's nightmare. Contains potions with weird side effects, a sorceress with limited magical skills and a yearning heart, plus a minor god who wants to get down and dirty. Bad, bad boy.
A Match Made At Christmas
A promise is a promise… Unable to find a husband to her liking in three years, Lady Sophia Constantine is appalled to discover she's promised to allow her grandmother to choose the gentleman. Balking every step of the way, Sophia is compelled to attend a family Christmas party where the man she's expected to marry will be revealed. But when Grandmamma is delayed in London, Sophia decides to take matters into her own hands to find a husband of her choosing. Leonardo, Lord Ashurst, has returned to England after five years of mourning. Ready to begin the search for a new wife, he accepts an invitation to a neighbor's Christmas party and is introduced to Lady Sophia, for whom he experiences an immediate attraction. With the lady's betrothal on the brink of being announced, can Leo win her heart by posing as her betrothed or will his deception ruin any chance they have of a happily ever after?
Bodice-ripper Becomes Breeches-ripper!
Will a virgin captive surrender to this pirate's sinful touch? "[L]oads of very hot dirty sex in which Nathaniel is a very willing participant.... Just as their relationship is developing, the action kicks in with battles at sea, treachery, daring rescues, heroic actions, and suffice it to say that your swash will be thoroughly buckled, and your timbers definitely shivered!" ~ Gay Book Reviews Nathaniel Bainbridge is used to hiding, whether it's concealing his struggles with reading or his forbidden desire for men. Under the thumb of his controlling father, the governor of Primrose Isle, he's sailing to the fledging colony, where he'll surrender to a respectable marriage for his family's financial gain. Then pirates strike and he's kidnapped for ransom by the Sea Hawk, a legendary villain of the New World. Bitter and jaded, Hawk harbors futile dreams of leaving the sea for a quiet life, but men like him don't deserve peace. He has a score to settle with Nathaniel's father—the very man whose treachery forced him into piracy—and he's sure Nathaniel is just as contemptible. Yet as days pass in close quarters, Nathaniel's feisty spirit and alluring innocence beguile and bewitch. Although Hawk knows he must keep his distance, the desire to teach Nathaniel the pleasure men can share grows uncontrollable. It's not as though Hawk would ever feel anything for him besides lust… Nathaniel realizes the fearsome Sea Hawk's reputation is largely invented, and he sees the lonely man beneath the myth, willingly surrendering to his captor body and soul. As a pirate's prisoner, he is finally free to be his true self. The crew has been promised the ransom Nathaniel will bring, yet as danger mounts and the time nears to give him up, Hawk's biggest battle could be with his own heart. Buy or borrow now in Kindle Unlimited!
Gavin (cowboy Wolf Series, Book 1)
HIS MATE HAS RETURNED TO HIM, THIS TIME HE ISN'T LETTING HER GO. Disclosure – A shorter version of this title was previously published in the Cowboys for a Cause anthology under the title, Trusting Her Cowboy. Gavin McCullough knows his family obligations prevents him from accepting a human mate, but one look into Aislyn Lankford's golden eyes and he can't resist making her his. An accident six months later leaves him no option but to return to the McCullough ranch and take up his duties to both his family and pack before he's had a chance to tell Aislyn the truth about his heritage. When Aislyn is framed for a crime she didn't commit, her only hope is to seek help from the man who shattered her heart. Would putting her trust in Gavin again be her salvation or another mistake? She risks everything to take a chance on a man with secrets, but when those are revealed, the true test of the depth of their feelings begins. Once Gavin sees the fear in Aislyn's eyes, there is no turning his back on her again. Family and duty be damned; his mate has returned to him and this time he isn't letting her go. Author's note: this contemporary romantic suspense contains adult themes such as power exchange and sexual scenes. Please do not purchase if these offend you.
The Bunny And The Billionaire
"Sweet, entertaining, funny, and totally fabulous." 5 stars ~ Rainbow Book Reviews Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot—as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia—their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of society, has never known limits, and Ben, used to budgeting every cent, finds it difficult to adjust to not only Léo's world, but also the changes wealth brings to his own life. As they make allowances for each other's foibles, Ben gradually appreciates the finer things, and Léo widens his perspective. They both know one thing: this is not a typical holiday romance and they're not ready to say goodbye.
Halloween Treats
Pre-order your copy of DAMNED (Paranormal Tales from Firefly Island, #6) for 99 cents (sale through the end of October), and transport yourself into a haunting ghost story. Loyalty and love are pitted against each other when a cursed man is forced to choose between family obligation and the possibility of happiness. Dumped, robbed, and heartbroken, Violet pawns her engagement ring and heads south to be the maid of honor at her best friend's wedding. When Julien interrupts a moment of private agony to comfort her, she finds herself drawn to the unusual man. Punished for a crime he never committed, and trapped for one hundred years in the same house with his brothers, Julien Dalcour is a bitter shadow of his former self. However, when he meets Violet, his desire to break his ghostly affliction is rekindled. But someone must pay for the crimes committed by the Dalcour family, and that someone has no intention of accepting punishment. When Julien vanishes, Violet is left to defend herself against a sinister force who intends to write her into this tragic supernatural tale. An intriguing blend of paranormal romance and human nature, which leaves the reader longing for their own ghostly encounter.
One Night In Kuala Lumpur
Can one steamy night in Kuala Lumpur be the answer to their dreams?
Cody (cowboy Wolf Series, Book 2)
HE GAVE UP ON HAVING HER ONCE, HE WOULDN'T DO SO A SECOND TIME. Cody McCullough is devastated to discover the one woman meant to complete him in every way is in a relationship with his best friend. He manages to keep his disappointment and lust in check until Doug invites him to join them in a scene, but after feeling Olivia's soft skin and her quivering responses to his touch, he walks away before he does something unforgiveable. Olivia Harris flees her beloved home town following the sudden death of her first Dom and hurtful rejection of his best friend. It's not long before she realizes time and distance hasn't impacted her longing for Cody McCullough and she makes plans to return home. Before leaving, her involvement with an underground rescue network lures her into breaking the law to aid in getting a baby out of harm's way. When Cody discovers Olivia's return, nothing will keep him from claiming his mate this time. His determination to make her his in every way intensifies when he learns why two investigator's show up in town and are responsible for the fear in her eyes. When Cody and Olivia finally reveal their secrets, will it be in time to keep Olivia from going to prison or for Cody to convince her to give both his wolf and himself a chance? Author's note: - This contemporary romantic suspense contains adult themes such as power exchange and sexual scenes. Please do not purchase if these offend you.
Blazing Justice - Which Ending Will You Choose?
Choose Your Own Adventure for adults! FREE on Kindle Unlimited! One murder case, three sizzling endings…. In the suburbs of New York City, prosecutor Celeste McConnell is called to a crime scene in the middle of the night. The gruesome stabbing is the most brutal murder the quiet little town has seen in many years, and both the police and the District Attorney's office are determined to arrest and convict the killer. Celeste is resolved to follow the proper procedures and seek justice for the victim, but as the case progresses, she wants to be sure the right person is held accountable for the crime. Choose Celeste's path in her quest for the truth and decide who she can trust the most. Whether she follows the lead of her suave, assertive boss at work, confides in the charming and sweet detective assigned to the case, or embarks on a thrilling adventure with the potentially dangerous murder suspect, each unique ending offers an unforgettable night of passion for Celeste and her chosen partner, as well as a conclusion to the murder case that brought them together.
Storm Rising
Can Abi reclaim the life that was stolen from her ten years ago? Or is it too late for a second chance? Find out more for just 78p/99cents in my Autum Sale!
Exchange Of Power
Can an exchange of power lead to a happily ever after? Burned in the past by men who should have loved her, Lynette Winters is starting to give up on her happily ever after. She made a standing date with herself long ago. If by her thirty-fifth birthday she hasn't found the right man—one who will treat her as an equal and not the hired help—then she'll find a bar somewhere, toast the farewell of her girlish dreams, and fully embrace her life of solitude. After all, she has a great career, friends she enjoys, and the BDSM lifestyle, which keeps her firmly in control of the subs at the Vault. With her whip in one hand and her self-control in the other, she gets all the fulfillment a Domme needs. Even if she can't reach orgasm herself. Deacon Trisk and Blake Armstrong both noticed Lynette the first day she walked into the Vault. Working security for the club, they watch as she keeps others at arm's reach—including her subs—and they suspect this beautiful, little blonde Domme comes with a complicated past. Although Deacon and Blake aren't submissives, both men are ready to fall to their knees for a little attention from Mistress Lynette. And better yet, maybe they can convince her to let them take the lead. But when her past comes back to haunt her, Lynette refuses to give up her newfound control. Blake and Deacon will do anything to keep her safe. But when pleasure turns to danger, perhaps it's just too late for an exchange of power—even one that could give them more than they had ever dreamed...
The Bunny And The Billionaire
"Sweet, entertaining, funny, and totally fabulous." 5 stars ~ Rainbow Book Reviews Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot—as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia—their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of society, has never known limits, and Ben, used to budgeting every cent, finds it difficult to adjust to not only Léo's world, but also the changes wealth brings to his own life. As they make allowances for each other's foibles, Ben gradually appreciates the finer things, and Léo widens his perspective. They both know one thing: this is not a typical holiday romance and they're not ready to say goodbye.
Magical Rescue
Christmas is only a few days away. New Year's Eve, with all its terminal finality, would, thankfully, bring an end to Daniel Sherman's traumatic, pain-filled, empty year. It seems like an appropriate time to bring everything in his world to a close. Spirit broken, Daniel's plan is to enjoy maybe his last holiday in the icy cold of his beloved wilderness. It would be a comfort to end his days wrapped in the peace and solitude of the mountain -- If only he didn't feel like he was being watched, a feeling he'd had since his accident. Maybe adventure wasn't out of his life yet.
Hot To The Touch
Can the summer get any hotter? Swingers Brett and Jen head north to a clothing optional RV resort, but maybe cooling down will only heat things up more. Hot to the Touch Swinging Games Book 15 Escaping Southern Indiana summer heat, swingers Brett and Jen check out a Minnesota clothing optional RV resort, where the rules are very different from the swing lifestyle venues they're used to. When they spot a hot looking couple in the swimming pool, they're definitely interested, but they know better than to make the first move. Will Paul and Kim turn out to be players, or will Brett and Jen get a cold shoulder?
Seducing Cat
What could college English Professor Caitlin Shanahan ever have in common with the brash carpenter Kurt Davis? The sexy sprite Meghan Keenan, that's what. Seducing Cat Meghan's Playhouse, Book 1 Level headed English Professor Caitlin Shanahan has finally earned tenure and purchased the century-old two-story house of her dreams in the college town of Burntside, Wisconsin—at thirty-four, she'd better face facts: her future is teaching college and writing plays, not falling in love. So why is she so drawn to foxy little hometown actress Meghan Keenan, who's rented her upstairs apartment, or worse, to the girl's gorgeous hunk of a lover Kurt Davis, a carpenter who's never even been to college? Twenty-year-old Meg has a plan. First she'll seduce the reluctant professor, then she'll share her sexual delights with both Cat and her brawny carpenter, and when she's successfully brought them together, she can make her escape and explore what's beyond the only town she's ever lived in. Kurt can't stand the up-tight professor who's hired him to build a gazebo and refurbish her old house—the house he wanted for himself. Even if Meg's scheme succeeds, he knows Caitlin would never look at him twice. No need to go there in his fantasies…
High Test
Hayden Owens is just your typical graduate student working his way through school as a barista for the Owens Coffee Company—no relation. But he keeps the "no relation" part to himself when he meets dashing, older Neal Kirchner, a successful architect from an old-money family. Hayden doesn't exactly lie, but he figures it can't hurt for Neal to believe he's a rich kid. After all, Hayden doesn't want Neal thinking he's a gold digger. The closer they become, the harder it gets for Hayden to come clean. Something always seems to get in the way. When a company bankruptcy and a jilted, vindictive woman threaten to expose his charade, Hayden thinks it's all gone down the drain. Luckily Neal is ready with some innocent trickery of his own.
Finding Susan ~ New Release
Only 99c until November 1! A real life story of deceit, acceptance, and the quest to find true love, while staying true to yourself. The last thing Renay Skovgaard expected was to find herself a victim of a catfisher. No stranger to online dating, Renay didn't see it coming until it was too late, and she'd already lost her heart. Months after the catfisher had faded away, and time had healed the wound, Renay was finally able to grasp the truth behind the encounter. She was in love with the woman in the image she carried around in her back pocket, not the person behind the screen. Her hazel eyes were the same pair she'd seen since childhood, and she was ready to find the woman she knew only as, Susan Walters. The last thing Olga Weber expected her first night at Oktoberfest was to come-to-face with the woman she couldn't live without. Her kindness, humor, and easy going way of making her feel safe drew her to the woman like a moth to a flame. Olga knew the game she played was dangerous, because a woman like Renay could destroy the make-believe life she's worked for years to build. After one chance meeting she could feel the walls of her closet crumbling around her, and she knew her life was about to change…forever. Olga and Renay find themselves falling in love; one woman comfortable with her sexuality, the other uncomfortable in her own skin. A bottle of wine and a sweet, languid kiss told Olga the time had come to decide if Renay was worth fighting for, and if true love could conquer all
Are You Ready For A Breeches-ripper?
Will a virgin captive surrender to this pirate's sinful touch? "[L]oads of very hot dirty sex in which Nathaniel is a very willing participant.... Just as their relationship is developing, the action kicks in with battles at sea, treachery, daring rescues, heroic actions, and suffice it to say that your swash will be thoroughly buckled, and your timbers definitely shivered!" ~ Gay Book Reviews Nathaniel Bainbridge is used to hiding, whether it's concealing his struggles with reading or his forbidden desire for men. Under the thumb of his controlling father, the governor of Primrose Isle, he's sailing to the fledging colony, where he'll surrender to a respectable marriage for his family's financial gain. Then pirates strike and he's kidnapped for ransom by the Sea Hawk, a legendary villain of the New World. Bitter and jaded, Hawk harbors futile dreams of leaving the sea for a quiet life, but men like him don't deserve peace. He has a score to settle with Nathaniel's father—the very man whose treachery forced him into piracy—and he's sure Nathaniel is just as contemptible. Yet as days pass in close quarters, Nathaniel's feisty spirit and alluring innocence beguile and bewitch. Although Hawk knows he must keep his distance, the desire to teach Nathaniel the pleasure men can share grows uncontrollable. It's not as though Hawk would ever feel anything for him besides lust… Nathaniel realizes the fearsome Sea Hawk's reputation is largely invented, and he sees the lonely man beneath the myth, willingly surrendering to his captor body and soul. As a pirate's prisoner, he is finally free to be his true self. The crew has been promised the ransom Nathaniel will bring, yet as danger mounts and the time nears to give him up, Hawk's biggest battle could be with his own heart. Buy or borrow now in Kindle Unlimited!
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