Happy New Year! If you love books as much as we do, you're probably already immersed in a great story and want more titles to devour in the months ahead. Well, we've got 14 HOT upcoming 2019 releases by authors who've been published in the first four Best Women's Erotica of the Year volumes to add to your to be read piles. And of course you can always catch up on any of our books you've missed.
So without further ado, here are books to keep you busy in 2019 spanning erotica, romance, fantasy, fiction and nonfiction. These are the ones we're aware of and are available for pre-order as of this early January posting, but there will be plenty of other releases by our authors for you to check out throughout the year. To find out the latest about the Best Women's Erotica of the year series and our authors, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for frequent updates.
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Kintsugi: Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma edited by Sienna Saint-Cyr and Leyna Alexander, January 1
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold (and other precious metals) to repair broken pottery. The ritual is complex, intentional, and contemplative. Upon completion, the once-broken vessels are made whole. They are stronger and possess a different type of beauty than before.Kintsugi is the perfect metaphor for healing trauma. Healing is multifarious. Not only does it require effort on the part of the survivor, but also those around them. The most effective healing takes place when there is a network of support. One where others can listen, witness pain, and hold space for the survivor.This collection is designed to highlight the varying approaches to healing and to honor our individual needs along the way. Some authors are taking their first steps in these pages, while others share their successes in reclaiming their bodies, confidence, sexuality, and joy. Each story is unique - sometimes straightforward, but often counterintuitive (because if healing were simple or straightforward it would surely be easier). Kintsugi is not for the faint of heart. Available in print and ebook.
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy: A Reluctant Royals Novella by Alyssa Cole, January 8
Alyssa Cole returns with a fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series! While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she’s determined to rediscover her joy—so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart.When Likotsi and Fabiola meet again on a stalled subway train months later, Fab asks for just one cup of tea. Likotsi, hoping to know why she was unceremoniously dumped, agrees. Tea and food soon leads to them exploring the city together, and their past, with Fab slowly revealing why she let Likotsi go, and both of them wondering if they can turn this second chance into a happily ever after. Available in ebook, audiobook and print.
Constant Craving: Book Two by Tamara Lush, January 10
Award-winning author Tamara Lush continues her Constant Craving trilogy with the story of a man and his undying passion for one woman.
There are two sides to every story. Now it's time to crave from Rafael's point of view...
I'm one of the richest men in Miami. I've done everything right. I've worked hard and used my charm and business savvy to transform dreams into reality.
But one thing has eluded me, and that's love.
I'd loved Justine Lavoie, my college sweetheart, deep and hard. But when she left, my heart shattered. Now we're willing to give each other a second chance because we're meant for each other, that much is certain.
But will my past prevent me from a happy-ever-after with my soul mate?
Constant Craving - Book Two is the second in a trilogy. There is a cliffhanger Available in ebook.
Constant Craving: Book Three by Tamara Lush, January 18
Award-winning author Tamara Lush brings you the conclusion of an epic love story between two people who refuse to give up on each other. Let go of the past to have any chance at a future. Rafael and I spent more than a decade apart before he became mine again. Before I became his again. Now that we're one, we're like we used to be, only better. More mature, more rational, able to cope with life's curveballs. The passion is still there, white-hot and ever-present. We understand each other's dark pasts and accept our failures. Because we're soul mates. Nothing will stand in the way of our perfect future. Or will it? Constant Craving - Book Three is the third in a trilogy. There is no cliffhanger. Available in ebook.
Snow Angel: A Winter Romance by Tamara Lush, February 13
She's a globetrotting free spirit. He's a focused business major. They've been friends since they were children in Florida...and now they're adults, trapped during a blizzard in a mountain cabin.Charlotte King has known Oliver Menendez her entire life. When she was was five, she kissed Oliver. When she was fifteen, Oliver kissed her. Even though they grew up together in Florida, they went their separate ways in college. Now they're older and stuck in a Vermont ski cabin during Snowmageddon -- and they do a whole lot more than kissing. Will they share their long-buried feelings, or will their romance melt like the spring snow?Two Floridians.One blizzard.A lifetime of unrequited love. Snow Angel is a continuation of Tamara Lush's Constant Craving and Tell Me a Story books. Charlotte and Oliver are the children of the couples in those novels, and if you like friends-to-lovers stories, laugh-out-loud moments and sweet-hot love scenes, then this is the book for you!* Snow Angel was initially published in the 2018 Reindeer Games anthology. This is the expanded version of that story. Available in ebook.
Black Wings by Megan Hart, February 14
Briella Blake has always been wicked smart. When she's invited to attend a special school for gifted students, she finally has the chance to focus on a project that begins to consume her - the ability to recreate and save copies of a person's entire set of memories. Her friendship with a raven that's as smart as she is leads to conflict with her mother Marian, who is no longer able to deny that there's something wrong with her child.FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices. Available in print and ebook. Read an excerpt on Megan's website.
An Unconditional Freedom: Loyalty League #3 by Alyssa Cole, February 26
An assassination plot that could end the Civil War, and a hidden enemy that could destroy a secret league of unsung heroes … Daniel Cumberland, born free in Massachusetts, studied law with dreams of helping his people—dreams that died the night he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Daniel is rescued, but he’s a changed man. When he’s offered entry into the Loyal League, the covert organization of Black spies who helped free him, he seizes the opportunity for vengeance against the Confederacy and those who support it. When the Union Army occupies the Florida home of Cuban Janeta Sanchez, daughter of an enslaved woman and the plantation owner who married her, her family’s wealth does not protect her father from being imprisoned. Under duress and blaming herself for the arrest, Janeta agrees to infiltrate a group called the Loyal League as a double agent—and finds a cause truly worth the sacrifice. Daniel is aggravated by the headstrong and much too observant new detective he’s paired with, and Janeta is intrigued by the broken but honorable man she is tasked with betraying. As they embark on a mission to intercept Jefferson Davis and thwart European meddling, their dual hidden agendas are threatened by the ghosts of their pasts and a growing affection that could strengthen both the Union and their souls—or lead to their downfall. Available in print, ebook and audiobook.
The Inside Track: A License to Love Novel by Tamsen Parker, February 26
Love might mean coming as you are, but staying is a different matter. Nick Fischer is a screw-up; everyone knows it and they’re not afraid to tell him so. The only thing he’s got going for him is that he plays a reliable rhythm guitar for License to Game, and his big fat bulldog, Princess Fiona, is so ugly she’s cute. Dempsey Lawrence is a former child star turned financial advisor, and while she’s curious about the hot mess of a man who’s her co-panelist for a presentation on financial literacy, she has no intention of pursuing anything with him. Too loud, too crass, too wild, Nick is altogether too much. Plus, he’s famous, and she is so over stardom and everything that comes with it. Except that when Dempsey gives Nick an inch, he takes a mile, and she finds that she doesn’t mind so much. Until Nick brings the pitfalls of stardom to Dempsey’s doorstep, then all the attraction in the world might not be enough to promise a happily ever after. Available in ebook.
Can't Escape Love by Alyssa Cole, March 5
Alyssa Cole delivers another fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series!Regina Hobbs is nerdy by nature, businesswoman by nurture. She's finally taking her pop culture-centered media enterprise, Girls with Glasses, to the next level, but the stress is forcing her to face a familiar supervillain: insomnia. The only thing that helps her sleep when things get this bad is the deep, soothing voice of puzzle-obsessed live streamer Gustave Nguyen. The problem? His archive has been deleted.Gus has been tasked with creating an escape room themed around a romance anime…except he knows nothing about romance or anime. Then mega-nerd and anime expert Reggie comes calling, and they make a trade: his voice for her knowledge. But when their online friendship has IRL chemistry, will they be able to escape love? Available in ebook and audio CD.
Dirty Lies by Tamara Lush, March 14
A man who won't trust anyone. A reporter determined to get to the bottom of the story. A scorching romance where dangerous days bleed into hot nights.Luca Rossi is a wanted man waiting for justice. On the run from the mafia and hiding out in Florida, the celebrated Italian writer has turned into a recluse, fearful that the next person he sees may also be the last. Waiting in isolation, he counts the days until freedom.Skylar Shaw is an ambitious young reporter determined to make her name with a scoop. Beautiful, curvaceous, and fiery, her outward confidence masks hidden insecurities that push her to investigate - no matter what.When a plane spirals out of control and plows into the beach opposite Luca's hideout, he rushes to help a victim. Gone before the authorities can get his name, Skylar soon tracks him down. Her intense curiosity about the mysterious rescuer may lead her down a path from which there is no return.Sparks fly as Skylar falls for Luca's exotic accent and chiseled, tattooed body - and Luca finds his natural caution and reserves disarmed by the beautiful reporter. The two soon find themselves entangled in each other's arms. And while Luca tries to keep his secret covered up, Skylar's instincts lead her to dig deeper. What she uncovers could kill them both.* This book was previously published under the title HOT SHADE. This edition is a significant rewrite of that novel. Available in ebook.
The Rose by Tiffany Reisz, April 16
Bestselling author Tiffany Reisz returns with an imaginative tale of lust and magic, and the dangers unleashed when the two are combined…On the day of Lia’s university graduation party, her parents—wealthy art collectors with friends in high places—gift her a beautiful wine cup, a rare artifact decorated with roses. It’s a stunning gift, and one that August Bowman, a friend of her parents and a guest at Lia’s party, also has his eye on. The cup, August tells her, is known as the Rose kylix, and it’s no ordinary cup. It was used in the temple ceremonies of Eros, Greek god of erotic love, and has the power to bring the most intimate sexual fantasies to life.But Lia is skeptical of August’s claims of the cup’s mythology and magic—after all, he’s a collector himself, and she suspects he just wants to get his hands on this impressive piece of art. So he dares her to try it for herself, and when Lia drinks from the Rose kylix she is suddenly immersed in an erotic myth so vivid it seems real—as though she’s living out the most sensual fantasy with August by her side…Realizing the true power of this ancient and dangerous relic, Lia is even more wary of giving it up, though August insists it is only safe with him. He’s willing to pay the full value of the cup, but Lia has another type of trade in mind. One that finds them more tangled up in each other—and in fantasy—than either was prepared for. Available in ebook, print and audio CD.
A Prince on Paper: Reluctant Royals by Alyssa Cole, April 30
The Reluctant Royals series returns with a good girl searching for the life that’s not too big, and not too small, and the bad boy prince who might be just right for her…Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and personal—in bed—with the real-life celebrity prince who she loves to hate. For Johan von Braustein, the red-headed step-prince of Liechtienbourg, acting as paparazzi bait is a ruse that protects his brother—the heir to the throne—and his own heart. When a royal referendum threatens his brother’s future, a fake engagement is the perfect way to keep the cameras on him.Nya and Johan both have good reasons to avoid love, but as desires are laid bare behind palace doors, they must decide if their fake romance will lead to a happily-ever-after. Available in ebook, print and audio CD.
A Justice Hustlers Novel She’s beautiful, unpredictable—and on the run from dangerous men. But this ex-side chick is ready to risk everything to help others in trouble . . . Fed up with her married Miami boyfriend, savvy Dulce has no problem stealing his drug-dealer stash and fleeing to her family in the Caribbean. But when she gets bored in rural Santo Domingo, she escapes on a sugar daddy adventure to Puerto Rico. Her new life is one endless party, until she's caught in Hurricane Maria—and witnesses the brutal collision of colonization and climate change, as well as the international vultures who plunder the tragedy for a financial killing, making shady use of relief funds to devastate the island even more. Broke, traumatized, and stranded, Dulce’s only chance to get back to New York may be a sexy, crusading journalist who’s been pursuing her. But is she hustling him or falling for him? Meanwhile, New York-based mastermind thief Marisol already has her hands full fleecing a ruthless CEO who’s stealing her family’s land in Puerto Rico, while trying to get her relatives out alive after the hurricane. An extra member in her crew could be game-changing, but she’s wary of Dulce’s unpredictability and reputation for drama. Still, Dulce’s determination to get justice draws Marisol in, along with her formidable Lower East Side Women’s Health Clinic’s heist squad. But their race-against-the-clock plan is soon complicated by powerful men who turn deadly when ex-side chicks step out of the shadows and demand to call the shots . . . Available in ebook and print.
And to round out the year, Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 will be published in December 10, 2019. Stay tuned for our cover reveal later this year!