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Right Next Door

The Blurb:

Everything she was waiting for moved in right next door…

A single mom by day and ER nurse by night, Emma kissed her wild past goodbye to focus on raising her two young daughters. Nobody with kids has the time to be chasing orgasms. Juggling work and laundry is tricky, but she’s keeping it together—mostly.

Single dad Will Taylor hauled his collection of concert T-shirts and carpentry tools to New Bedford expecting to build a new life with his young son. A fresh start with great schools, good friends…and the hottest mom he’s ever seen, living a scant ten yards from his front door.

From the very first time they touch, Emma and Will’s connection is electric. Soon stolen kisses and dirty texting aren’t enough—they need adults-only alone time. And lots of it.

This book is approximately 22,000 words.

The Dirty Bits from Carina Press give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two, these sex-filled microromances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!


The Stats:

Series Number: 1

Tropes: Single Dad, Guy Next Door

Length: Novella (~22k)

Themes: Overcoming Past Personal History, Motherhood and Physical Changes

Genre: Erotic Romance

A Note from Delilah:

This is officially the first book in the New Bedford Series, but it's actually the second piece I wrote for New Bedford. The characters from the first piece (coming from Carina later this fall) do make a couple cameos in this book. See if you can figure out who they are...

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Sugar Rush

The Blurb:

Ava Webster hates wedding cakes and her ex… So why is she tempted by both?

After Leo the Liar crushed her tender heart ten years ago, Ava Webster pulled on an apron and went to work in her family’s bakery, lavishing cupcakes and cookies with all the attention and affection Leo the Loser rejected. Ava’s life is good. She has a loving family, great friends, and the comforting knowledge that Leo the Leaver lives in a city far, far away. So when her brother’s financial situation craters like an undercooked cake, the biggest surprise isn’t that he sells off half of their bakery—it’s the man he’s picked as his new partner...

A decade after making the biggest mistake of his life, Leo Stewart finally has an excuse to swoop back into New Bedford and sweep the woman he loves off her feet… again. Too bad she’s not in the mood to be wooed. Except for those rare, delicious moments he manages to melt her candy shell, Ava is bound and determined to treat him like a cockroach in the kitchen. Knowing she hates him is torture. Knowing he deserves her rage is worse. But telling her the truth about why he left could destroy her relationship with someone she loves dearly.

Together, Ava and Leo are a perfect match—chocolate and peanut butter! But their past may prove too bitter to overcome. Is forgiveness on the table? Or will Ava toss their relationship like a week-old whoopie pie?

The Stats:

Series Number: 2

Tropes: Brother's BFF/Sister, Second Chance Love, Boss/Employee

Length: Short Novel (~50k)

Themes: Body Posi, Overcoming Past Personal History, Family Trouble, Forgiveness, Spanking (shhhhh...)

Genre: Steamy Romance

What's Happening Now? Sugar Rush is available to purchase on Amazon or read in Kindle Unlimited.

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Second Story

The Blurb:

Every house deserves a second chance. But people? Not so much...

Accidental carpenter Astrid Martin loves antique homes with beautiful bones, her father's fifteen-pound poodle, and other people's adorable children. She detests wet basements, crooked socks, and Henry Webster.

First, he kissed and ditched her the summer after high school. Then, a few years later, he ruined her life with a traffic stop. Astrid's bright, shining future? Gone. Good girl reputation? Trashed. Public humiliation level? Through the roof!

So when an older, wiser, sexier, and newly-single Henry attempts to hire her to renovate a moldering old farmhouse on the outskirts of town, Astrid's first impulse is to tell him to take his period fireplace and shove it. But then he throws something unexpected on the table...

Redemption.

In exchange for rehabbing his house, Henry will do everything in his considerable power to clear Astrid's name and restore her reputation. All she has to do is swing her hammer and get the job done without losing her heart.

The Stats:

Series Number: 3

Tropes: Second Chance Love, Enemies to Lovers, Boss/Employee

Length: Full-length Romance (~60k)

Themes: Overcoming Past Personal History, Family Trouble, Forgiveness, Single Dad, Social Issues.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

What's Happening Now? Second Story is available to purchase on Amazon or read in Kindle Unlimited.

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In Love On Air

The Blurb:

The sweetest song is the one you never expected to hear...

Violeta Kent moved to New Bedford with a simple goal—to save her grandmother's radio station and regain her family's trust and respect. It might be her last chance to make things right, and no one is going to get in her way, especially a pampered, overpaid radio announcer... no matter how good he looks in black jeans.

Jack Harris likes his life just fine. It's quiet and peaceful—a far cry from the music career he walked away from years ago. His gig at the radio station helps him keep his demons on a short leash... Or did, before his infuriating new boss upended everything. It doesn't help that she's gorgeous and smart and battling her own past as well.

Jack and Violeta couldn't be more different, but their hearts are in perfect harmony. Too bad the rest of their lives are in complete discord. Can they hold onto their plans and each other? Or will their relationship end on a sour note?

The Stats:

Series Number: 4

Tropes: Boss/Employee, Older Man/Younger Woman, Retired Rock Star

Length: Novella (~30k)

Themes: Social Anxiety, Overcoming Past Personal History, Family Obligations

Genre: Steamy Romance

What's Happening Now? In Love on Airis available to purchase on Amazon or read in Kindle Unlimited.

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Love in the Stacks

The Blurb:

Hold on to your cardigan! This small-town Christmas is about to get steamy…

The most recent addition to New Bedford’s crack team of small-town librarians is Ben, a mysterious, tight-lipped recluse who prefers cataloging in the basement to interacting with his eccentric coworkers.

Poppy, the intrepid circulation clerk, is content to let him brood alone…at first.

As Christmas Eve approaches, Poppy braves Ben’s prickly demeanor—and the spooky basement stairs—with offerings of hot chocolate and friendship. What she discovers at Ben’s dimly lit desk is an endearing, complicated man who always expresses exactly what he wants.

Or would, if not for the constant interruptions that keep him from touching her.

When an unexpected snowstorm traps the potential lovebirds in the library overnight, Poppy and Ben finally have a chance to explore the energy that crackles between them.

Is it just epic sex? Or is it love in the stacks?

This book is approximately 15,000 words

The Dirty Bits from Carina Press give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two, these sex-filled microromances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!


The Stats:

Series Number: 5

Tropes: Office Romance, Forced Proximity

Length: Novella (~15)

Themes: Communication

Genre: Erotic Romance

A Note from Delilah:

This is officially the fifth book in the New Bedford Series, but it's actually the first piece I wrote for New Bedford. I will always have a soft spot for Ben and Poppy.