Archive for the ‘Romance’ Category

The Heart Hypothesis-Falling for him was not part of the plan…

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
The
Heartbeat Hypothesis
by
Lindsey Frydman
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
 
Audra
Madison simply wanted to walk in the shoes of Emily Cavanaugh, a
free-spirited teenager who died too young. After all, Audra wasn’t
supposed to be here.
Thanks
to Emily, Audra has a second chance at life. She’s doing all the
things that seemed impossible just two years ago: Go to college.
Date. Stargaze in the Rocky Mountains. Maybe get a tattoo. You know,
live.
Jake
Cavanaugh, a photographer with mysterious, brooding gray eyes, agrees
to help chronicle her newfound experiences. She makes him laugh, one
of the only people who can these days. As they delve into each
other’s pasts – and secrets – the closer they become.
But
she’s guarded and feels like she can’t trust anyone, including
herself.
And
he’s struggling with the fact that his beloved sister’s heart
beats inside her.
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Lindsey
has been writing since she was nine years old, when she discovered
the awesomeness that is Harriet the Spy. Her books always include a
romance, though sometimes there’s an added sci-fi or magical
realism twist. She lives in Columbus, Ohio (where the weather is
never quite right). Her BFA in Photography and Graphic Design has
granted her a wide assortment of creative knowledge that serves as
inspiration (and not much else). When she’s not crafting YA and NA
stories, you’ll likely find her spending waaay too much time on
Pinterest, playing a video game, singing show-tunes, or performing in
a burlesque show—because she enjoys giving her introversion a
worthy adversary. (Plus, it’s the closest to Broadway she’ll ever
get.) Lindsey was a proud 2016 Pitch Wars Mentee and thoroughly
adores being a part of the wonderful writing community. THE HEARTBEAT
HYPOTHESIS is her debut novel.
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Strong Alpha characters who bend beneath the power of love

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
When
you’re the top wolf on the continent with the backing of the
Goddess, how does an enemy topple your kingdom? By challenging you to
a fight? No. By changing the rules.
 
BirthRight
La
Patron Series 1
by
Sydney Addae
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
When
you’re the top wolf on the continent with the backing of the
Goddess, how does an enemy topple your kingdom? By challenging you to
a fight? No. By changing the rules.
After
three hundred years of fighting and service to the Goddess, Silas
Knight is the Patron, Alpha to the Alphas on the North American
continent. As the top wolf, he fears little and has seen most things.
But when he discovers someone or something has been quietly
disturbing the natural order of things, he’s surprised. Certain
human women have the ability to birth fully functioning wolves, and
that’s a major problem.
Jasmine
Bennett has no idea her deceased husband was a wolf shifter or that
her twin sons are shifters. Her life changes when she rushes to her
son’s bedside after he’s wounded in Afghanistan and returned
stateside. Now her life’s in danger because of her ability to give
birth to a breed of beings she never knew existed.
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BirthControl
La
Patron Series 2
 
After
three hundred years of fighting and service to the Goddess, Silas
Knight is the Patron, Alpha to the Alphas on the North American
continent. As the top wolf, he fears little and has seen most things.
But when he discovers someone or something has been quietly
disturbing the natural order of things, he’s surprised. Certain
human women have the ability to birth fully functioning wolves, and
that’s a major problem.
Jasmine
Bennett has no idea her deceased husband was a wolf shifter or that
her twin sons are shifters. Her life changes when she rushes to her
son’s bedside after he’s wounded in Afghanistan and returned
stateside. Now her life’s in danger because of her ability to give
birth to a breed of beings she never knew existed.
After
sending out a mating call which Silas answered, Jasmine’s pregnant
and depressed. Her life has spiraled out of control. Silas is angry
that his first “litter of pups” are half breeds. A group of human
breeders offer her a chance to leave Silas, offering a strange brand
of protection. When a human breeder enters the compound using a
weapon the wolves are helpess against, Silas and Jasmine understand
the true meaning of Birth Control.
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BirthMark
La
Patron Series 3
After
three hundred years of fighting and service to the Goddess, Silas
Knight is the Patron, Alpha to the Alphas on the North American
continent. As the top wolf, he fears little and has seen most things.
But when he discovers someone or something has been quietly
disturbing the natural order of things, he’s surprised. Certain
human women have the ability to birth fully functioning wolves, and
that’s a major problem.
Jasmine
Bennett has no idea her deceased husband was a wolf shifter or that
her twin sons are shifters. Her life changes when she rushes to her
son’s bedside after he’s wounded in Afghanistan and returned
stateside. Now her life’s in danger because of her ability to give
birth to a breed of beings she never knew existed.
In
BirthMark, Silas and Jasmine learn they are being targeted for
destruction. Their enemies are desperate to stop Silas before he
finds them. With the backing of the Goddess, a nation of wolves, two
bad ass step-sons, and a mate who has his back, Silas is fast on
their trail. To slow him down, an onslaught of problems are
unleashed, one right after the other barely giving him room to
breathe before the next catastrophe hits. But as the Goddess’ top
Wolf, Silas rises to the challenge in this fast paced tale, proving
he is LaPatron, the Alpha’s Alpha.
This
is the third book in the La Patron series. Book one is BirthRight,
Book two is BirthControl and should be read first for a better
understanding of this book.
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BirthStone
La
Patron Series 4
 
In
BirthStone, Silas and Jasmine finally christened their pups and
become frantic when the babies become sick and are at risk of dying.
Silas is ready to clean house and accuses the five people who are new
to his home. Unfortunately, that includes Jasmine’s mom and her
fiancé, her sister, and her former pastor. Jasmine is unwilling to
believe her family would do anything to hurt her babies. Silas
disagrees and battle lines are drawn.
Since
his enemies have not abandoned their plans to destroy him, Silas is
under attack within his home and from outside. Determined not to lose
hope or the war he comes to some startling conclusions just as
Jasmine realizes she is much stronger than she realized before. Can
the two of them work together to push back the threat out to destroy
their home before it’s too late? Or will they lose it all?
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BirthDate
La
Patron Series 5
 
In
BirthDate, Silas goes to destroy the laboratory that has been a hub
of wolf experiments and Asia’s former residence. Jasmine and Asia
are linked in a way that no one can explain. But their connection
proves to be critical to saving the young warrior as well as
destroying one of the enemy’s strongholds. Leaving Jasmine in
charge of the compound is risky but necessary for her to realize her
role in his life. Through ups and downs, new threats and the name of
their enemies, Silas and Jasmine’s love and commitment to each
other is tried, tested and renewed in BirthDate.
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BirthSign
La
Patron Series 6
 
In
BirthSign, Silas and Jasmine are in the midst of their mating
celebration. Yes! It has been a
long,
difficult road, but Silas wants the entire nation to see his gift
from the Goddess and
prepares
a lavish celebration that lasts four days. Before the first event the
U.S. Government calls
in
a favor and the ceremony takes a hit.
Jasmine
voices her concerns over the request but accepts her mate’s
explanation and the
ceremony
continues. Midway through the celebration, Silas discovers he has
been duped and
now
has to deal with the Joint Chiefs, the President and worst… an
angry mate.
As
Jasmine comes to grips with just how powerful her mate is, he also
realizes that she is just as
gifted
and that it will take both of them working in harmony to rule their
nation in BirthSign.
This
is the sixth book in the La Patron series. Jasmine and Silas have
persevered through so
much
and their love shines brighter than ever. Although this is book six,
hold on, because the
next
book opens with Asia and her special connection to Jasmine. The story
will continue…
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La Patron

by: Ceado Mile Failte

She was the Goddess and she gave him a mission

He would accept this task without hesitation

The Goddess gave him her blessing and full support

And handpicked the only true one as his consort

He was as imperious as a man could be

In upholding the standards of the old decree

So when someone or something quietly changed the rules

He reacts fearless and gathers required tools

She was the one promised to him by the Goddess

An unsurpassable treasure trove of promise

Whatever he needs she would without doubt provide

They’d live together and rule the world side by side

The mating call was answered and wishes fulfilled

Their first litter of pups left him angry, but thrilled

Her life was stirring and spiraled out of control

But they found their love was strong and learned to console

When the enlarged wolves den grew stronger and stronger

She realizes she’s not weak any longer

Their combined forces take on the mighty challenge

And with the help of the Goddess they find balance

They want the entire nation to celebrate

That the great gift from the Goddess will dedicate

Their reign in providing harmony and unity

And love and commitment for the community

 

 
Sydney
Addae, a self-proclaimed readaholic and lover of most things
paranomal, as long as it has a HEA. I enjoy people watching and
traveling when I am not researching old tales to incorporate into my
stories.
I
live in the southeast and enjoy reading and writing all things
paranormal. Nothing is more relaxing than cracking open a new
adventure in a new world.
I
love paranormal tales and characters in general and shifter stories
in particular. Throw in the romantic element, strong Alpha characters
who bend beneath the power of love and I’m over the moon. Sighs…
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Camouflage- Sassy, determined and breathtakingly beautiful

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Camouflage
by
Kathleen Maree
Genre:
Romantic Suspense
 
On
the surface, Giselle Duzido could be called many things.
Sassy,
determined and breathtakingly beautiful.
But
one thing that would never come to tongue, is broken and fragile;
because she’s learned to keep that part of herself locked up tight.
The veneer she chooses you to see – has it all. Her designer brand is
on the rise from her original base in Sydney, to two more stores in
Los Angeles and New York; a part of a world she has always fit into
seamlessly.
Career-wise?
She’s flourishing. Social status? Almost famous!
But
scratch just beneath her surface and there it is, eating away at her
insides. But at some point, doesn’t Sel deserve to have the happily
ever after?
She
may look just like another twenty-something woman, searching for that
earth-shattering love…
But
it’s all just a camouflage.

 

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From
the earliest age I was a born storyteller. Ask my parents and they
will tell you I had a gift for making a simple event seem like an
elaborate one. Purposely? No. Innocently? Yes. It was my imaginary
world that initially led me to believe I wanted to be an actor. All
of that role playing and living in fantasy… it was an obvious
direction for me. However, becoming quite uncomfortable with the
limelight quickly saw that dream diminish. Over the years I turned my
world of fantasy into stories, and eventually began writing them
down. Before I knew it, ‘Cut’ had been completed. When I am not busy
writing my next story, I am a working mum, housewife and sometimes
hockey wag 🙂 In other words, probably some kind of circus act who
specialises in juggling 😉 I hope you enjoy my blog, where I will be
posting thoughts, other books I am currently reading and even sneak
peeks of my novels. I encourage any feedback, comments or direct
messages via my contact page should anyone wish to get in touch. I am
so thrilled to be sharing my journey and hope you enjoy my stories as
much as I enjoy writing them. Dream often. Believe always.
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A Charmed Little Lie

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
A
CHARMED LITTLE LIE
by
Sharla Lovelace
Pub
date: 4/18/2017
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
 
Charmed,
Texas, is everything the name implies—quaint, comfortable, and as
small-town friendly as they come. And when it comes to romance,
there’s no place quite as enchanting . . .
Lanie
Barrett didn’t mean to lie. Spinning a story of a joyous marriage
to make a dying woman happy is forgivable, isn’t it? Lanie thinks
so, especially since her beloved Aunt Ruby would have been
heartbroken to know the truth of her niece’s sadly loveless,
short-of-sparkling existence. Trouble is, according to the will, Ruby
didn’t quite buy Lanie’s tale. And to inherit the only house
Lanie ever really considered a home, she’ll have to bring her
“husband” back to Charmed for three whole months—or watch Aunt
Ruby’s cozy nest go to her weasel cousin, who will sell it to a
condo developer.
Nick
McKane is out of work, out of luck, and the spitting image of the man
Lanie described. He needs money for his daughter’s art school
tuition, and Lanie needs a convenient spouse. It’s a match made . .
. well, not quite in heaven, but for a temporary arrangement, it
couldn’t be better. Except the longer Lanie and Nick spend as
husband and wife, the more the connection between them begins to seem
real. Maybe this modern fairy tale really could come true . . .
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Sharla
Lovelace is the bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town
love stories. Being a Texas girl through and through, she’s proud
to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her retired husband, a
tricked-out golf cart, and two crazy dogs. Her novels include The
Reason Is You, Before and Ever Since, Just One Day, Don’t Let Go,
and Stay with Me.
Sharla
writes modern day, quirky love stories with dysfunctional families,
love problems, and snarky humor. Because who doesn’t love a love
story? Especially one with strong women and drama and baggage and hot
men that can’t get enough of them.…
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The maid of ice and the magical ancient race

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
MAID OF ICE
by Shona Husk
Pub. Date: 11/21/2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Stalkers
and death threats . . .
For
Finlay Ryder, danger means playing a racecar driver on a daytime
soap. That is, until he’s forced to reckon with his true identity
as an Albah, a magical ancient race, by one of his own kind. Someone
wants him dead. And worse, an ancient vampire is on the prowl,
drawing blood left and right. Now, Finlay has no choice but to hunt
enemies with unspeakable powers—or risk being hunted himself…
and
that’s just the first date
Ice
skater Alina Nyx is using her broken wrist as an excuse for a career
change. And when she falls for handsome Finlay, Albah drama feels
like her new full-time job. Learning about magic and vampires is
exciting, until her life is threatened. Now, as she begins to uncover
her own mysterious powers, she must combine forces with Finlay to
eradicate their foes for good, or all Albah will suffer…
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 lives
in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a
lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories.
As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back.
With over forty published stories, ranging from sensual to scorching,
she writes contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance.
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One widow, one killer– A Strange Twist of Fate

Friday, April 28th, 2017

 

One widow,
one killer–who will die first?
  

 

Gutsy,
grieving Anna is determined to find who murdered her husband. Hampered by
agonizing loneliness, her obsessive-compulsive mother, and her over-controlling
father, she defies convention and the law to investigate on her own. When she
runs up against a handsome police detective who’s determined to save Anna from
herself, she has to step up her rogue search for the killer before time, and
dwindling leads, runs out.
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While
growing up, going to libraries felt like an adventure filled with mystery and
wonder to Debra. The hushed tones invoked secrets, and the dusty, sometimes
moldy scent of paper smelled like perfume. Leaving the library with just a
single book never happened. Years later, her love of reading turned to passion
for writing. Debra’s an award-winning artist who lives in southern Arizona
where the average summer temperatures are truly hot enough to fry an egg on the
sidewalk.
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My Review:

This is a great romance with a touch of mystery, death and new beginnings. Anna is set to find her husband’s murderer, although everyone thinks it was just an accident. All turns upside down when she is arrested for selling drugs. Thus she meets a cute detective and finds out that her father, the judge, has been keeping both eyes on her and her life for the past year.

When she is shot and admitted to the hospital, her father takes over and brings her to his house where she can’t get in contact with the cute detective who has helped her in many things lately. Now being separated from each other doesn’t set well with Lee and he is going to break her out.

A Strange Twist of Fate by Author Debra Erfert, is a interesting tale full of surprises, twists, romance and happy endings. The characters are charming, deadly and schizophrenic. Over all it is a great story, recommended to anyone who likes some romance with their mystery. This is a clean romance.

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The Chameleon

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
THE CHAMELEON
by Michele
Hauf
Genre: Romantic Suspense

 

Pub
Date: 12/12/2017
 
The Elite Crimes Unit is a covert team
within Interpol that specializes in taking down the world’s top
criminals—and then offering them a deal. Because sometimes a
history of bad behavior can be a very good thing . . .
Jack Angelo is clearly off his game. First his
wallet gets lifted—by a pregnant woman, no less—on the ferry to
Finland. At his hotel, he’s seduced by a sexy redhead who takes him
for a ride, too. And when he finally starts casing the bank he’s
supposed to rob, yet another female fouls things up. All he wants is
to complete this assignment for the ECU to save himself and his
family. Little does he know that the women who keep interfering are
actually one woman—who’s about to show him just how outmatched he
really is . . .
Known as “The Chameleon” Saskia Petrovik is
a mistress of disguise tasked with watching the new recruit as he
meets up with his high-level crew of thieves. She has no problem
getting under the covers to pull off an undercover job—especially
with the man known as Gentleman Jack. But multiple identities can
cause multiple problems, and in these dangerous circles, the
temptation to show her true self could change a deceptive affair into
a deadly one . . .
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Michele Hauf has been writing
romance, action-adventure and fantasy stories for over twenty years.
Her first published novel was Dark Rapture (Zebra). France,
musketeers, vampires and faeries populate her stories. And if she
followed the adage “write what you know,” all her stories would
have snow in them. Fortunately, she steps beyond her comfort zone and
writes about countries she has never visited and of creatures she has
never seen.
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A college professor is blackmailed by a student…DR. Vampyre

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Dr.
Vampyre
by
S.N. McKibben
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
 
When
a college professor is blackmailed by a student …
he
has to walk the fine line of being true to his principles and not
letting his bloody secret out.
Dr.
John Tennison, professor and physician, wakes up every morning and
counts his spoons—a measure of how many tasks he feels he can
accomplish during his day. One spoon to walk down the stairs, one
spoon to teach a class, one spoon to deal with tardy students. Lupus
limits him, but he still gives lectures and works at a hospital. He
also makes time for friends, and once a week visits Sanguine Loon’s
to sate—or subvert—his one strange desire. His nemesis, the one
thing besides lupus that keeps him from leading a normal life, is the
blood at the bottom of a little paper Dixie cup.
While
Tennison’s blood-drinking habit is a secret, it’s well known that
he’s the campus asshole and has no tolerance for students who show
up late. When he kicks Vogue model Ylati Badashi out of his lecture
hall for wandering in ten minutes late, she’s having none of it.
She pouts, she seduces, she blackmails, and puts Tennison at odds
with his butler, and finally she tells him the truth about why she
needs to be in his class.
Tennison
is a man of principles, and though he swears he won’t change his
mind, he starts to react unexpectedly to Ylati even as he hates her
for making him suspicious of his trusted butler. Tennison has to find
out where Mitch goes on his nights off and must deal with a budding
attraction to a woman he occasionally hates, all while learning new
secrets about himself. It’s going to take a lot of spoons.
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you’ll often see her riding a 19 hand Shire nicknamed “Gunny”
to the local coffee shop near the Santa Monica mountains.

 

Stephanie
reads for the love of words, and writes fiction about Dark Hearts and
Heroes revolving around social taboos. When ever asked, she’ll reply
her whole life can be seen through a comic strip ~ sometimes twisted,
sometimes funny but always beautiful and its title is adventure. Come
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Everyone has secrets. Sometimes secrets can get you killed

Monday, April 24th, 2017
Where
There’s Faith
Fairfield
Corners Book 3
by
L.A. Remenicky
Genre:
Romantic suspense
 
A
past she can’t remember. A love he can’t forget.
After
hitting rock bottom, Robert Newlin embraced sobriety and tried to
live his life quietly and alone at his family’s lake cottage.
Blaming himself for the accident that claimed his wife and unborn
baby, he spent most of his time alone and grieving until Faith moved
into the cottage next door.
Faith
McMillan had no memory of her life before that day three years ago.
The physical scars had faded but the emotional ones were still fresh
and raw. Living rent-free seemed like a great way to finish her
second book and would give her the time to figure out her next move.
But then she met the reclusive guy next door.
Robbie
and Faith – can two broken people who vowed to live their lives
alone find happiness together?

 

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Fairfield
Corners Book 1
Everyone
has secrets. Sometimes secrets can get you killed.

 

After
ten years in the big city, Cassie Holt is moving back to her hometown
to take over the bookstore left to her by her beloved Gram, vowing to
live her life alone. To her best friend, Sheriff James Marsten,
Cassie seems to be the same girl that left Fairfield Corners to go to
college but Cassie has secrets and one of those secrets could get her
killed. When one of her secrets becomes a threat to her life, James
turns to his new deputy to help him keep Cassie safe.
Deputy
Logan Miller has been burned by love and is not looking to get
involved with anyone anytime soon. When he is thrown into close
quarters with Cassie, the sparks begin to fly and he begins to see
through the walls Cassie has built around her heart. As the threat
gets closer, can Logan protect Cassie and protect his heart? (MA, 18+
for sexual situations)
 
Ragan’s
Song
Fairfield
Corners Book 2
It
only took one look into his eyes for her to know she was in trouble.
Adam
Bricklin has heard the melody in his head for years, the melody that
told him if a decision was right or wrong. When he met Ragan Newlin
the song told him she was the one. He was devastated when
circumstances tore them apart. It has taken three years for Adam to
finally move past the heartbreak he suffered when Ragan left town in
the middle of the night. No note, no email, no text. She was just
gone. Now he has a new girlfriend, a new album in the works, and his
daughter is doing well in school. Until the day Ragan returned to
Fairfield Corners.
Ragan
came home to celebrate her parents’ anniversary, hoping they would
forgive her for not telling them about her marriage or her son. When
she discovered that Adam was still living in Fairfield Corners she
hoped her secrets were safe; secrets that drove her away three years
ago, secrets that could change their lives forever.
 





 
L.A.
Remenicky ~ Love Stories With A Twist
L.A.
Remenicky is a wife and mother of two fur kids. A payroll
professional by day, she writes out the stories in her head by night.
An
avid reader all her life, she finally put pen to paper (or fingers to
keyboard) during NaNoWriMo in 2012 and has never looked back. When
she’s not typing away on her latest story with music playing in the
background, she can usually be found spending time with her family
and friends.
 
 
 
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The gate keeper’s Trilogy

Friday, April 21st, 2017
The Gatekeepers Trilogy: Books 1-3
by Eva Pohler
Genre: YA Fantasy
 
A young adult fantasy about the ancient gods in modern times.
A teen becomes entangled with the gods of Mount Olympus when Thanatos,
the god of death, wants to meet her. He makes a deal with his father,
Hades, to go to the upperworld. The deal requires that a murder be
avenged with the help of his sisters, the Furies.
Part paranormal romance and part adventure story, this trilogy follows
Therese’s adventures as she struggles to overcome challenges by the
gods her in her quest to become like them.
This series was initially written as a trilogy and can end with the third
book, or you can keeping reading through all six. This box set
includes the first three books only. Follow Therese’s adventures as
she strives to become a goddess in the ancient Greek pantheon.
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Books in the trilogy:
 
The Gatekeeper’s Sons
Book 1
 
Dive into a world in which the ancient gods of Greek mythology are real.
Part paranormal romance, part epic urban fantasy, the first in this
bestselling young adult series is the teen novel mythology lovers
have been searching for:
Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin
sons of Hades—Hypnos (the god of sleep) and Thanatos (the god of
death). She thinks she’s manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of
death and totally rocking his world.
Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try
and win Therese’s heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give
her gifts. Others try to kill her.
The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the
help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds
herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will
survive.
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The Gatekeeper’s Challenge
Book 2
Thanatos and Therese’s addictive love and adventure story continues in this
second book of Amazon bestselling author Eva Pohler’s epic young
adult series.
Ten agonizing months have gone by since Therese faced off against her
parents’ murderer at Mount Olympus, and she suspects Thanatos’s
absence is meant to send her a message: go on with your life. She
tries to return Pete’s affections even though her heart aches for
the god of death, but when Than shows up to take her hamster’s
soul, she becomes infuriated when he says he’s “been busy.” In
cahoots with her new friend, who’s gotten in with the Demon Druggies
at school, Therese takes a drug that simulates a near-death
experience, planning to tell Than off so she can have closure and
move on, but things go very, very wrong.
Eventually she learns Than has been busy searching for a way to make her a god,
and he’s found it, but it requires her to complete a set of
impossible challenges designed by Hades, who hopes to see her fail.
 
The Gatekeeper’s Daughter
Book 3
In The Gatekeeper’s Sons, Therese and Thanatos, the god of death, met
and fell in love. In The Gatekeeper’s Challenge, they did everything
they could to be together, even break an oath on the River Styx. But
the Olympians don’t tolerate oath-breakers.
In this third book in the saga, The Gatekeeper’s Daughter, Therese may
have finally succeeded in becoming a goddess, but if she wants to
remain one, she’ll not only have to discover her unique purpose, but
also make some allies among the gods. Artemis sends her on a
seemingly impossible quest across the world, while Than searches for
a way to appease Ares. To make matters worse, her baby sister’s life
depends on the outcome of her quest.
 
 
The Gatekeeper’s House
Book 4
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The Gatekeeper’s Secret
Book 5
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The Gatekeeper’s Promise
Book 6

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Eva Pohler is the Amazon bestselling author of The Mystery Book
Collection and three series for young adults: The Gatekeeper’s Saga,
The Purgatorium Series, and The Vampires of Athens. Her books have
been described as “thrilling” and “addictive.” A
Kirkus reviewer said of The Gatekeeper’s Sons that it was “sure
to thrill Hunger Games fans.”
A reader herself, Eva writes in multiple genres, but all of her stories
blur the line between reality and fantasy, truth and delusion, and
draw from Eva’s personal philosophy that a reader must be lured and
abducted into complete captivity in order to enjoy the reading
experience.




WITHIN A CAPTAIN’S POWER

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
WITHIN A CAPTAIN’S POWER 
by Lisa Olech
PUB DATE: 4/4/2017
Genre: Historical Romance
Never underestimate the power of a pirate . . .
Captain James Steele is duty bound to capture the privateer Scarlet Night and bring her rebellious crew to England to hang. Then he will leave his majesty’s service, make an upstanding marriage, and join the landed gentry. But the winds of fate are blowing the straitlaced commander utterly off course.
Once aboard, James comes face to face with a pirate boy who is in reality fierce, desperate—and gorgeous—Samantha Christian, on the run from a sadistic Virginia plantation owner. With her identity unbound, the good captain dutifully takes her under his personal command, whereupon decorum goes out the porthole. But while his heart is lost to Samantha by the time they reach England, her noose still awaits. Now James’s sense of duty will be severely tested. As for Samantha, she has a plan, and a duty, of her own . . .
 

Let’s Talk about Pirates!

Let’s start by dressing the part. Most pirates’ clothing was stolen from their prey. Captains picked the nicest and most fashionable garments so everyone would know, “Hey, look at me, I’m the Captain!” There are reports that captains fearing capture would rush below deck and change into something less fancy so they could blend into their crew and receive an easier punishment.

How about an earring? There are a host of reasons and theories regarding pirates wearing earrings. Some believe an earring marked the first time the sailor crossed the equator, or sailed the vicious waters around Cape Horn. Others claim that sailors believed precious metals pierced through their earlobes actually improved their eyesight. There is another theory that the gold and silver was to pay for their funerals. With their names and home ports engraved within the hoop, if they washed up on shore, their bodies could be sent home. And yet another reason for an earring is to hang waxed earplugs from in case you were a gunner and too close to those exploding cannons! Me…I just think they made those seafaring bad boys a bit more rakish.

There is some debate regarding eye patches. Yes, there’s evidence of pirates losing arms, legs, and eyes. But some believe that eye patches were worn so pirates could keep one eye adjusted to seeing in the dark found below deck. Black Beard had a wooden leg, but it wasn’t due to a 10lb. cannon ball removing his limb. It was due to diabetes. If a pirate lost a leg in battle, most times they never survived the injury, and it certainly ended their career. It is true that Captain James Hook did have an iron hook that replaced his missing hand, however. Here I thought that was only Peter Pan fiction!

Speaking of fiction… there is little evidence of anyone ‘walking the plank.’ If pirates want you tossed into the water, over the rail ye went! Of course, there were more gruesome forms of punishment. Flogging, marooning, keelhauling, and hanging…by various parts of your body…from the highest yardarm!

Also, there’s no record of a pirate having a parrot as a pet. Cats were common aboard ship to keep the mice and rat population at bay, (FYI…white cats were considered bad luck.) but parrots were seen more for the money they would bring than for a colorful shoulder accessory.

Not all pirates were cutthroats. In fact, they were fairly civilized. Rules were strictly followed regarding fighting amongst the crew, gambling onboard, compensation should you be wounded or killed. Everyone received a fair share according to rank and decisions were made by democratic vote. Stealing from a crewmember was a major no no.

There were ‘gentlemen’ pirates who were well known for treating their crews and captives well. Stede Bonnet was one of these gentlemen pirates. He was a wealthy plantation owner when he decided to buy his own ship and take to the sea. It’s rumored that a nagging wife was his motivation to become a pirate, or a mid-life crisis! Black Bart Roberts gave his musicians Sundays off.

Being a pirate was a decent way to make a living. In fact, a lot of sailors signed on to pirate crews because the Navy’s pay checks just didn’t go very far in the 1600’s. Long Ben Avery wasn’t a pirate for very long, but made the richest haul and retired less than a year after he started. And speaking of richest treasures, it is said, Oliver Levasseur had treasure estimated into the billions. When he was captured and brought to be hung, he pulled a necklace from his neck and threw it into the crowd. It contained a cryptogram of 17 lines. He shouted “Find my treasure, the one who may understand it!” Treasure hunters are still trying to ‘understand’ it.

Some pirates were brutal, vicious barbarians, however. Black Beard used to stick lit lengths of rope under the brim of his hat so smoke would circle his head and his prey would believe he was possessed. Francis l’Olonnais cut out a prisoners heart and ate it in order to get the other prisoners to cooperate. His crew deserted soon after. There’s pirate crazy…then there’s pirate ‘l’Olonnais’ crazy!

And of course, I can’t possibly forget to mention all those incredible, bad-ass, ‘tough-as-hardtack’ women who fought as pirates throughout the golden age and beyond. Anne Bonney, Mary Read, Grace O’Malley, Rachel Wall (the only female pirate from New England—and the last pirate hung in Boston Common.), and my personal favorite, Ching Shih. Ching Shih was the most powerful of all pirate queens. After being pulled from a life of prostitution to marry, and her husband’s subsequent death a short three years later, Ching Shih became one of the most feared female pirates of her time. She terrorized the Chinese coast and amassed a huge fleet of more than a fifteen hundred ships and captained more than 70,000 men. She was very fond of beheadings, and deserters who just wouldn’t listen to reason…they saved their heads, but lost their ears!

I wonder what happened to all those earrings?

Lisa A. Olech is an artist/writer living in her dream house nestled among the lakes in New England. She loves getting lost in a steamy book, finding the perfect pair of sexy shoes, and hearing the laughter of her men. Being an estrogen island in a sea of testosterone makes her queen. She believes in ghosts, silver linings, the power of a man in a tuxedo, and happy endings.
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MERRILY IN LOVE

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
MERRILY IN LOVE
by Melissa
West
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Pub
Date: 11/7/2017
 
The Littleton brothers are as much a
part of Crestler’s Key as the sun and surf, living the single life
without a care. But love has a way of changing even the most
determined bachelor’s mind.
Brady Littleton has left his reckless youth
behind to become a man his brothers can count on. When the family
dive shop needs to expand, he’s got the answer: buy the Christmas
shop next door. Except the retiring owner’s goddaughter, Kylie
Waters, has come back to town. She was Brady’s first kiss—his
first everything—and she doesn’t want to sell. He’s got a
solution to that too. Whoever makes the most sales by Christmas Day
can take over the shop, fair and square.
Kylie resolved to put the youngest, wildest
Littleton brother out of her head when he abruptly ended their
relationship years ago. But the steady, gorgeous man he’s become is
impossible to ignore. Especially once reminiscing leads to a kiss as
hot and heady as mulled wine. Their deal means that one of them is
going to lose out on a dream…unless Christmas Day brings the gift
of a sweet, surprising second chance.
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Melissa West writes heartfelt
Southern romance and teen sci-fi romance, all with lots of kissing.
Because who doesn’t like kissing? She lives outside of Atlanta, GA,
with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time
writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.
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Looking back on forever

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Looking
Back On Forever
by
Kat Alexander
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
 
There
are moments in time that stand out more than others: your first kiss,
a special birthday party, seeing your baby for the first time, an
intimate conversation, a first date, even something as little as
sitting around a dining room table with friends. This is the story of
the moments that stood out after I first laid eyes on Noah Gish. ~
Claire Sawyer
The
city, it used to be a place I loved and missed with an ache in my
gut. It was home. The place where I grew up, where I had fun, where I
had my friends, where life was as good as I knew it to be. Then I was
shipped off to a place that begins the story of how I fell in love,
just to screw everything up. ~ Noah Gish
This
is a contemporary romance about first love and heartbreak. 
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Literature
is my passion. I like to challenge myself and grow in my writings. I
have many unfinished books and some that have been published under a
different name. Why I chose to do this is because of my writing
growth and the differentiation in genre. I don’t want my future books
to be judged by the inexperience of my past writings. Though I love
those books, they came out of nowhere and it’s apparent in the
writings they were a first draft from someone with no experience.
My
passions include the arts–music, photography, writing, dance,
painting, films, architecture, anything that is creation. There is
not much I don’t like; and if I don’t like it, I at least appreciate
the process that took place to create it. This is something
incorporated in all my books. I’ve known so many talented people, and
truly believe no one is without a talent. Everyone has something
ingrained in them; just naturally gives them the ability to create
new life in the form of art.
In
my spare time, which is basically non-existent between my day job and
writing, I enjoy being out in nature, travelling, spending time with
family, and reading. I read everything, from contemporary to
paranormal, from historical romance to erotica, from history to
science. Learning is something very important to me. I really do
learn something new everyday, my brain storing so much useless to
life-saving information. My brain, the sponge. 
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Love will be the biggest win of all.

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

 

BEGINNER’S LUCK
by Kate Clayborn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Pub Date: 10/31/2017
 
 
When three friends impulsively buy a
lottery ticket, they never suspect the many ways their lives will
change—or that for each of them, love will be the biggest win of
all.
Kit Averin is anything but a gambler. A
scientist with a quiet, steady job at a university, Kit’s focus has
always been maintaining the acceptable status quo. Being a sudden
millionaire doesn’t change that, with one exception: the
fixer-upper she plans to buy, her first and only real home. It’s
more than enough to keep her busy, until an unsettlingly handsome,
charming, and determined corporate recruiter shows up in her lab—and
manages to work his way into her heart . . .
Ben Tucker is surprised to find that the
scientist he wants for Beaumont Materials is a young woman—and a
beautiful, sharp-witted one at that. Talking her into a big-money
position with his firm is harder than he expects, but he’s willing
to put in the time, especially when sticking around for the summer
gives him a chance to reconnect with his dad. But the longer he
stays, the more questions he has about his own future—and who might
be in it.
What begins as a chilly rebuff soon heats up
into an attraction neither Kit nor Ben can deny—and finding
themselves lucky in love might just be priceless . . .
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Kate Clayborn lives in Virginia,
where she’s lucky enough to spend her days reading and talking about
all kinds of great books. At home she’s either writing, thinking
about writing, or–during long walks around her fabulous
neighborhood—making her handsome husband and sweet-faced dog listen
to her talk about writing.

Puppy Love

Monday, April 17th, 2017
PUPPY LOVE
by Kelly Moran
Pub. Date: 2/28/2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
After a passionless marriage under the scrutiny
of high society, Avery Stowe is taking back her life. All she wants
is a little privacy and a quiet place to raise her autistic daughter,
Hailey. Redwood Ridge, Oregon, seems to offer all the right
ingredients. Except for the problem of the local sexy veterinarian.
The last thing she needs in her life is to fall for his irresistible
allure, even if he is a nice guy who keeps doing her favors. But the
well-meaning patrons of her new hometown have other ideas, and it
appears playing Cupid is one of them.
Cade O’Grady has never met a woman he
couldn’t handle, but when Avery Stowe walks into his office late one
night cradling an injured puppy, he’s struck stupid. Which might
explain her total lack of interest in him. But now that she’s
working for his family’s clinic, he doesn’t have to lust from a
distance. He might just have a chance at convincing Avery—and her
too-guarded heart—that falling for the right man isn’t a mistake .
. .
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Bestselling author Kelly
Moran
 says
she gets her ideas from everyone and everything around her and
there’s always a book playing out in her head. No one who knows her
bats an eyelash when she talks to herself, and no one is safe from
becoming her next fictional character. She is a Catherine
Award-Winner, Readers Choice Finalist, Holt Medallion Finalist, and
earned one of the 10 Best Reads by USA
Today’s
 HEA.
She is also a Romance Writers of America member. Her interests
include: sappy movies, MLB, NFL, driving others insane, and sleeping
when she can. She is a closet caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but
don’t tell anyone. She resides in Wisconsin with her husband, three
sons, and two dogs. Most of her family lives in the Carolinas, so she
spends a lot of time there as well. She loves hearing from her
readers.
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New Tricks, cover reveal

Friday, April 14th, 2017

 

 

NEW TRICKS
by Kelly Moran
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: 9/26/2017
Loving someone is something you
never forget how to do . . .
Zoe Hornsby has enough on her plate.
Her pet grooming business tucked inside her friends’ veterinarian
clinic is busy, and all her free time outside of work is dedicated to
caring for her mother’s ailing mind. Dating is certainly not on her
agenda. For all she cares, the town gossips of Redwood Ridge, Oregon,
can set their matchmaking sights on someone else. Because no way
would she consider sexy veterinarian Drake O’Grady her perfect guy.
Once upon a time, she may have harbored a little crush, but he’d
only had eyes for her best friend. And the crazy attraction building
between her and Drake now? Down boy, down.
After Drake lost his wife to cancer,
he’s finally clawed his way out of grief and beginning to feel more
like a part of the human race. But he’s appalled to learn his
prying family thinks he’s ready to jump in the dating pool. And the
woman they thrust at him couldn’t be more inappropriate. As his
dead wife’s best friend, Zoe is off limits. Even if they seem to
share a common sadness, she is too potent a personality to get
romantically tangled with. Yet she’s making his heart beat and
blood roar like he never thought it could again. And he doesn’t want
to just exist anymore . . .
The Cover
 
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Bestselling author Kelly Moran says she
gets her ideas from everyone and everything around her and there’s
always a book playing out in her head. No one who knows her bats an
eyelash when she talks to herself, and no one is safe from becoming
her next fictional character. She is a Catherine Award-Winner,
Readers Choice Finalist, Holt Medallion Finalist, and earned one of
the 10 Best Reads by USA Today’s HEA. She is also a Romance Writers
of America member. Her interests include: sappy movies, MLB, NFL,
driving others insane, and sleeping when she can. She is a closet
caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but don’t tell anyone. She resides
in Wisconsin with her husband, three sons, and two dogs. Most of her
family lives in the Carolinas, so she spends a lot of time there as
well. She loves hearing from her readers.
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Crazy in love, Cover Reveal

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
CRAZY IN LOVE
by Crystal B.
Bright
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Pub
Date: 10/17/2017
 
Back on top . . .
R&B singer Chantel Evans had it
all, until the Princess of Love Ballads lost everything. First, a
very public betrayal by her lover and the death of her mother lead to
a career-ending mental breakdown. Then, at the same time, her
attorney makes off with all her hard-earned fortune. The only chance
she has of resurrecting her career is in the recording studio her
mother left in her name . . .
When struggling country star Truman
Woodley has his recording duet with a sultry young singer fall flat
at Chantel’s studio, Chantel is faced with a rare second
chance—until Truman’s vindictive ex-girlfriend turns the pair’s
sparkling debut into grounds for a custody battle over their son. But
Chantel has discovered more than sweet vocal harmony with Truman.
She’s found something worth fighting for. And when Truman surprises
her with a kiss after a live television performance, the whole world
will find out just what it takes to be crazy in love . . .
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Crystal Bright graduated with a
B.A. from Old Dominion University with a major in Creative Writing, a
minor in Communications, and an emphasis on Public Relations. She
earned her M.A. from Seton Hill University in Writing Popular
Fiction. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Chesapeake
Romance Writers.
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Victor Blackburn is living on borrowed time

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Blackburn
Castle
Tortured
Souls Series Book 2
by
R.C. Matthews
Genre:
Historical Romance, Paranormal
 
Victor
Blackburn is living on borrowed time. An ancient curse violently
claims the life of each Blackburn male on his twenty-seventh
birthday. As his approaches, his only hope of survival is a witch who
vanished long ago without a trace.
Mercy
Seymour eagerly counts down the days until the curse will claim
Victor’s life. She watched him murder her mother, and only his
death will free her of the hatred and anger she harbors.
When
fate throws them together in Devil’s Cove, desire simmers between
the handsome pirate and the spirited barkeeper’s niece until they
learn the truth about each other. Desperate for her cooperation,
Victor spirits her away to Blackburn Castle in the Scottish
Highlands, where forces of magic and mists from beyond the grave
weaken her resolve, opening her eyes to the truth of the past.
As
Victor and Mercy unearth the fabled stones needed to break the curse,
they discover that the only weapon powerful enough to destroy hate is
love. But will they have to sacrifice their relationship to save what
means the most to them?
RELEASE
DATE of April 10, 2017
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Devil’s
Cove
Tortured
Souls Book 1
 
Shrouded
in unspeakable horror and spoken of only in whispers, the abandoned
Devil’s Cove Manor lures Captain Devlin Limmerick and his
unquenchable thirst for revenge to its doors. Feared as the Devil on
the high seas, the pirate’s desire to avenge his past is matched only
by his hunger for the powerful young medium he has coerced to aid him
in his nefarious quest.
Blinded
from youth and touched with an ability to communicate beyond the
grave, Grace is both feared and revered by the uneasy town folk. Yet
she is powerless against the unrest brewing within the manor walls
and finds herself drawn to the Devil’s darkness. Still, she refuses
to sacrifice her soul to set Devlin’s unspeakable plans in motion.
But
an evil lurks within these walls, and their very souls are in
jeopardy. Grace’s presence at the manor spurs inexplicable
happenings, forcing Devlin to believe nothing is as dead as it seems
– not even his heart. Plunged into the throes of passion and danger,
they discover the only way out is to search deep within and summon
the courage to believe in true love.
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R.C.
Matthews’ debut book entitled Little White Lies, was conceived in
1997 while living in Cologne, Germany. However, marriage, children
and a day job that paid the bills put writing the book on the back
burner until 2012 when she discovered the folder with her research in
the basement while reorganizing! Determined to finally realize her
life-long dream of writing a book, R.C. Matthews spent 15 months
writing on weekends to complete the manuscript.
R.C.
Matthews was raised in the Metro-Detroit area by deaf parents along
with four siblings. She graduated from a liberal arts college with a
B.A. in Accounting and German and continues to work as a certified
public accountant. She enjoys traveling with her loving husband and
children, reading, down-hill skiing, and playing board games.
Talisman and LIFE are high on the list of favorites at her home.
R.C.
Matthews is the author of contemporary and historical romances
featuring bold, sassy heroines and magnetic alpha heroes. Warning!
The chemistry between her characters is off the charts hot, so read
at your own risk. She resides in the Midwest and is surrounded by
men: her husband and three sons. During her free time you’ll find her
watching The Walking Dead, reading a fabulous book or hanging out
with her family.
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THE REUNION by Sara Portman Cover Reveal

Monday, April 10th, 2017


Genre: Historical Romance

Pub Date: 9/26/2017

Book Blurb:
An inconvenient engagement turns a marriage of convenience into so much more in this sparkling new series from award-winning author Sara Portman . . .

Lady Emmaline Shaw’s reputation was irreparably damaged when her fiancé, John Brantwood, disappeared immediately after their engagement four years ago. Since then, she’s grown from a shy, uncertain girl to a woman who knows her own mind. And what she knows is that London society holds nothing for her.

Rumor has it that John ran off to war and died in battle. Now, as the new Duke of Worley, his shocking resurrection throws the ton into a tizzy and makes him one of England’s most sought after bachelors—except that he’s already engaged. (more…)

Twice Betrayed

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Twice Betrayed by Author Gayle C. Krause

Genre:

MG Historical Fiction

Warnings:

None

Date:

May 6 – 19