Beauty and the Mustache

Knitting in the City

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Cipher-Naught
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USA Today Bestselling Romantic Comedy Series

There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous— local Game Warden, bear wrestler, philosopher, and everyone’s favorite guy. Drew’s irksome philosophizing in particular makes Ashley want to run for the skyscrapers, especially since he can’t seem to keep his exasperating opinions— or his soulful poetry, steadfast support, and delightful hands— to himself. Pretty soon the girl who wanted nothing more than the escape of the big city finds she’s lost her heart in small town Tennessee.

 This is a full-length novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the fourth book in the 'Knitting in the City' series.

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It’s too late to turn back now . . .

From the New York Times Bestselling Author Penny Reid

 

Four days left.

Private beach (…and boat).

Not so invisible girl.

And maybe less of a jerk-faced bully than originally thought.

What’s the worst (or the best) that could happen?

 

Kaitlyn is finding life outside of the science cabinet of obscurity to be quite illuminating …and so are her pants. When things heat up between Kaitlyn Parker and Martin—previously known as the jerk-faced bully—Sandeke, she places her trust in the one person she never thought capable of earning it, let alone keeping it safe. Fortunately or unfortunately for Kaitlyn, where she gives her trust she can’t help but also give her heart.

 

But how will the world beyond the sanctuary of their newfound connection react to their relationship? Soon senators, chinless billionaires, and elements beyond Martin and Kaitlyn’s control want to weigh in on the young couple’s future.

 

Navigating the chaotic inferno of new love might be more than Kaitlyn bargained for, and much, much more than her trust—or her heart—can handle.

 

Elements of Chemistry: HEAT is the second part in a three part series; it is 55k words; and it ends with a cliffhanger.

Part 1 (ATTRACTION) Available Now! (ends on a cliffhanger)

Part 2 (HEAT) Available Now! (ends on a cliffhanger)

Part 3 (CAPTURE) Available Now!


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For fans of: Emma Chase, Julia Kent, Mariana Zapata, Sally Thorne, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kristen Callihan, Helen Hoang, Alice Clayton

He broke her heart, and now he’s back . . .

From the New York Times Bestselling Author Penny Reid


One week.

Manhattan apartment.

Super-hot ex-boyfriend.

…What’s the worst that could happen?


It’s been nine months since Kaitlyn Parker has seen or heard from Martin Sandeke—nine months and five stages of matter. She’s lived through the worst of first-love heartbreak, and is most certainly stronger (and less likely to hide in science cabinets) than ever before.


But now Martin is back. And he wants to be friends. But he’s sending mixed signals to the Bunsen burner in Kaitlyn’s pants. Will Martin re-capture Kaitlyn’s heart? Can Kaitlyn and Martin ever be just friends? Or, despite an abundance of chemistry, are some bonds just too unstable to endure?

Elements of Chemistry: CAPTURE is the final part in a three part series; it is 65k words.

Part 1 (ATTRACTION) Available Now! (ends on a cliffhanger)

Part 2 (HEAT) Available Now! (ends on a cliffhanger)

Part 3 (CAPTURE) Available Now!



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For fans of: Emma Chase, Julia Kent, Mariana Zapata, Sally Thorne, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kristen Callihan, Helen Hoang, Alice Clayton


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Cipher-Naught
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Aug 24, 2014
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9780989281089
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A comprehensive collection of all short stories, deleted scenes, and special features from the WALL STREET JOURNAL & USA TODAY BESTSELLING Knitting in the City series.

 

Includes:

**Janie and Quinn**

-Deleted (love) Scene from ‘Neanderthal Seeks Human’ (new)

-Interview with Janie and Quinn (shared on a blog 2014)

-Short entitled, ‘Neanderthal Seeks Honeymoon’ (shared in ‘Scenes from the City,’ free or $.99 limited release 2015)

-Short entitled, ‘Neanderthal Seeks Baby, part 1’ (shared in newsletter, 2016)

-Short entitled, ‘Neanderthal Seeks Baby, part 2’ (shared in newsletter, 2017)

 

**Elizabeth and Nico**

-Deleted Scene from ‘Friends Without Benefits,’ Original Opening (new)

-Deleted Scene from ‘Friends Without Benefits,’ Not so nice Nico (new)

-Deleted Scene from ‘Friends Without Benefits,’ Hunting an Elk (new)

-Deleted Scene from ‘Friends Without Benefits,’ Original Confrontation (new)

-Short entitled, ‘Most-Definitely-With Benefits’ (shared in ‘Scenes from the City,’ free or $.99 limited release 2015)

 

**Sandra and Alex**

-Short entitled, ‘Hacking the Hacker’ (shared in ‘Scenes from the City,’ free or $.99 limited release 2015)

-Short entitled, ‘The Junior Hackers Society’ (new)

 

**Ashley and Drew**

-Deleted Scene from ‘Beauty and the Mustache’ Furry Purse (shared on a blog 2014)

-Deleted Scene from ‘Beauty and the Mustache’ Eavesdropping (shared on a blog 2014)

-Short entitled, ‘A Winston Christmas’ (shared in newsletter 2015)

-Short entitled, ‘Beauty and the Beard’ (shared in ‘Scenes from the City,’ free or $.99 limited release 2015)

 

**Fiona and Greg**

-Deleted Scene from ‘Ninja at First Sight’ Greg’s Point of View (new)

-Extra feature, Greg’s Valentine’s letter to Fiona (shared on a blog 2016)

 

**Marie and Matt**

-Short entitled, ‘Dirty Talk is for Parties’ (shared on a blog 2017)

 

**Kat and Dan**

-Extra feature, Dan’s Creative Curse Words (new)

-Novella entitled, ‘Scenes from the Hallway’ (shared 2018, free limited release)

-Extra feature, Dan’s Valentines Letter to Kat (shared on a blog 2018)

-Deleted Scene from ‘Marriage of Inconvenience’ Crying Material (shared on a blog 2018)

-Deleted Scene from ‘Marriage of Inconvenience’ Astronaut Specialist (new)

 

NOTE/DISCLAIMER ABOUT THIS BOOK: This book will definitely contain content that you've either had a chance to acquire for free ('Scenes from the Hallway' and 'Scenes from the City' were both free), or 99cents (Scenes from the City was 99cents for 12 months to benefit charity), available in past editions of my newsletter, or available on blogs/around the internets. We've also included a few extra, never before seen deleted scenes and new shorts just for this volume.

 

If you opt to purchase this book, you will be buying something for $5.99 you could have purchased for $.99 to benefit charity (or read for free) over the past few years + 20% new content.

USA Today Bestselling Romantic Comedy Series


This book is not a standalone. It is the sequel to ‘Neanderthal Seeks Human,’ it is book #1.5 in the ‘Knitting in the City’ series, and it is a full length, 105k word novel.


There are three things you should know about Quinn Sullivan: 1) He is madly in love with Janie Morris, 2) He’s not above playing dirty to get what (or who) he wants, and 3) He doesn’t know how to knit.

After just five months of dating Janie, Quinn—former Wendell and unapologetic autocrat—is ready to propose marriage. In fact, he’s more than ready. If it were up to Quinn, he would efficiently propose, marry, and beget Janie with child all in the same day—thereby avoiding the drama and angst that accompanies the four stages of pre-matrimony: engagement, meeting the parents, bachelor/bachelorette party, and overblown, superfluous wedding day traditions. But Janie, much to Quinn’s dismay, tosses a wrench in his efficacious endeavors and challenges him to prove his devotion by going through the matrimonial motions, no matter how minute and mundane. Will Quinn last until the wedding day? Or will he yield to his tyrant impulses? Regardless, one thing is for certain, Quinn Sullivan will have to learn to expect the Spanish Inquisition (i.e. the unexpected) if he plans to have and keep Janie Morris as his wife. 


Again, you must read ‘Neanderthal Seeks Human’ first before reading this book. This book is written in first person, alternating POV (Janie Morris AND Quinn Sullivan; but more Janie than Quinn)

From the NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, & USA TODAY bestselling series


Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak

Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He’d also like to forget her entirely, but that’s never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything—every look, every word, every single unrequited second—and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone.

Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . .

Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She’d also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that’s a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She’s more than happy to forget he exists.

But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor . . .

Dr. Strange Beard is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a stand-alone, and is the fifth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Winston Brothers series.

*****

Read the entire Winston Brothers series!
Beauty and the Mustache Book #0.5 USA Today Bestseller
Truth or Beard Book #1 USA Today Bestseller
Grin and Beard It #2 USA Today Bestseller
Beard Science #3 USA Today Bestseller
Beard in Mind #4 USA Today Bestseller
Dr. Strange Beard #5 New York Times Bestseller
Beard with Me #5.5 (Coming September 2019)
Beard Necessities #6 (Coming October 2019)


*****

Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, southern romance, small town, series, geek romance, nerdy girl romance, nerdy girl, geek girl, romantic comedy series, comedy, comedy series, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, urban romance, Tennessee, Tennessee romance, USA today, new york times bestselling author, USA today bestseller, USA Today bestseller, small town romance, friends to lovers romance, enemies to lovers romance, smart romance, something funny to read, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, Penny Reid, penny reid romance, beard romance, bearded, wanderlust romance, romance novel, romance book, romantic comedy books, romance for adults, romance books, funny romance, funny romance, funny books, comedy books free, rom com, hilarious, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, college, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, hot guy, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, bearded hero, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, mistaken identity romance, sparks, loyalty, swoon, interracial romance, African American heroine, childhood friends to lovers, second chance romance, virgin romance, bearded brothers, saga

USA Today Bestselling Romantic Comedy Series


This book is not a standalone. It is the sequel to ‘Neanderthal Seeks Human,’ it is book #1.5 in the ‘Knitting in the City’ series, and it is a full length, 105k word novel.


There are three things you should know about Quinn Sullivan: 1) He is madly in love with Janie Morris, 2) He’s not above playing dirty to get what (or who) he wants, and 3) He doesn’t know how to knit.

After just five months of dating Janie, Quinn—former Wendell and unapologetic autocrat—is ready to propose marriage. In fact, he’s more than ready. If it were up to Quinn, he would efficiently propose, marry, and beget Janie with child all in the same day—thereby avoiding the drama and angst that accompanies the four stages of pre-matrimony: engagement, meeting the parents, bachelor/bachelorette party, and overblown, superfluous wedding day traditions. But Janie, much to Quinn’s dismay, tosses a wrench in his efficacious endeavors and challenges him to prove his devotion by going through the matrimonial motions, no matter how minute and mundane. Will Quinn last until the wedding day? Or will he yield to his tyrant impulses? Regardless, one thing is for certain, Quinn Sullivan will have to learn to expect the Spanish Inquisition (i.e. the unexpected) if he plans to have and keep Janie Morris as his wife. 


Again, you must read ‘Neanderthal Seeks Human’ first before reading this book. This book is written in first person, alternating POV (Janie Morris AND Quinn Sullivan; but more Janie than Quinn)

Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!

Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why perpetually level-headed Jessica James has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…

But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks.

When Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?

Truth or Beard is book #1 in the Winston Brother's series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the romantic exploits and adventures of one of the six Winston Brothers.


*****

Read the entire Winston Brothers series!
Beauty and the Mustache Book #0.5 USA Today Bestseller
Truth or Beard Book #1 USA Today Bestseller
Grin and Beard It #2 USA Today Bestseller
Beard Science #3 USA Today Bestseller
Beard in Mind #4 USA Today Bestseller
Dr. Strange Beard #5 New York Times Bestseller
Beard with Me #5.5 (Coming September 2019)
Beard Necessities #6 (Coming October 2019)

*****

Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, southern romance, small town, series, geek romance, nerdy girl romance, nerdy girl, geek girl, romantic comedy series, comedy, comedy series, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, urban romance, Tennessee, Tennessee romance, USA today, new york times bestselling author, USA today bestseller, USA Today bestseller, small town romance, friends to lovers romance, enemies to lovers romance, smart romance, something funny to read, lighthearted romance, light romance, romance, Penny Reid, penny reid romance, beard romance, bearded, romance novel, free romance book, romantic comedy books, romance books, romance for adults, contemporary romance, funny romance, funny books, comedy books, rom com, hilarious, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, college, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, hot guy, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, bearded hero, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, sparks, loyalty, swoon, bearded brothers, saga

 *A new sizzling romance from a USA TODAY BESTSELLING Author* *This book is a standalone. Each book in The Bennett Family series will follow a different couple.* 

Eric Callahan is a powerful man, and his sharp business sense has earned him the nickname ‘the shark.’ Yet under the strict façade is a man who loves his daughter and would do anything for her. When he and his daughter move to San Francisco for three months, he has one thing in mind: expanding his business on the West Coast. As a widower, Eric is not looking for love. He focuses on his company, and his daughter. 

Until he meets Pippa Bennett. She captivates him from the moment he sets eyes on her, and what starts as unintentional flirting soon spirals into something neither of them can control. 

Pippa Bennett knows she should stay away from Eric Callahan. After going through a rough divorce, she doesn’t trust men anymore. But something about Eric just draws her in. He has a body made for sin and a sense of humor that matches hers. Not to mention that seeing how adorable he is with his daughter melts Pippa’s walls one by one. 

The chemistry between them is undeniable, but the connection that grows deeper every day that has both of them wondering if love might be within their reach. 

When it’s time for Eric and his daughter to head back home, will he give up on the woman who has captured his heart, or will he do everything in his power to remain by her side? 

*This read is recommended for ages 18+ due to mature content.

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