Archive for November, 2015

Climb your own personal mount Everest, it will change your world.

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Today we have Jeff Griffin, Author & Speaker visiting our blog.

Jeff, how long have you been writing? This is my first book!  I started it in 2004 and published it this summer

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Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.  I was born in cache valley Utah in God’s country!  I currently live in West Jordan Utah

How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?   (more…)

Thanksgiving Blockbuster eBook Sale Nov. 26 to 30

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

 Thanksgiving Blockbuster eBook Sale!


Even if you still have books to read on your device, don’t forget the coming winter, when you will snap your fingers and tell yourself, “Sheesh! I could have bought that neat ebook for a song!”

Don’t be that guy or gal.

Several of my author friends, who write in lots of different genres, have banded together during this five-day weekend to bring you special discounts on ebooks.


The Thanksgiving Blockbuster eBook Sale runs from Thursday, November 26 through Monday, November 30. That’s from the U.S. Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. Prices will go back up on Tuesday, so don’t miss this event!


Genres include:

Historical Romance
Fantasy/Steampunk/Science Fiction/Horror
Non Fiction/Self-Help/Memoir
YA/Middle Grade Fantasy
Sweet Romance
Women’s Fiction
Romance
YA Contemporary
Romantic Suspense

(Note – all links marked “Kindle” go to Amazon.com when clicked.)

 

YA/Middle Grade Fantasy

 

The Unknown Elf by Karlie Lucas
YA Fantasy/Thriller
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Marie never expected to wake up in North Pole City, let alone become Santa’s Emergency Replacement. It was a job she never wanted but couldn’t turn down, thanks to Clarence, Santa’s right hand man.

Now, Marie has to work with Clarence, who believes she is some kind of criminal who will cause the destruction of everything he holds dear. Trying to prove that he’s wrong, Marie keeps making mistakes that push them even further apart. It doesn’t help that she has a past she’d rather keep hidden. However, trying to keep her past where it should belong isn’t easy.

Just when Marie starts to feel like things are coming together, a madman with a bone to pick, and Christmas to ruin, threatens the whole of the North Pole Organization. Marie must rely on Clarence and her new friends to help her face her past before Christmas is gone forever. But does she have the courage to truly be herself when it could mean losing everything?

The Silent Warrior Trilogy

The Elf and the Princess by Anna del C. Dye
YA Medieval Fantasy
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Menarm was a great and prosperous kingdom, known throughout the lands for its friendly, hard-working people and fair trade. But a bitter struggle of succession between brothers left the kingdom devastated, the people divided. Some stayed with Fenil, who had conquered the crown, others followed Renil to the wild lands of the north, founding a new kingdom.

Now Adren, the last princess of the vanquished realm of Menarm, finds herself alone in a world where women live in the shadows of men. Not only must she battle her enemies, but also a truth that could obliterate her last hope for happiness and bring dishonor to all those whom she hold dear. On her quest, she finds unlikely allies in a powerful prince and a defiant
mercenary, only to be devastated by an ancient and wily elf. Will Adren be able to survive this final assault?

The Elf and the Princess is a brilliant tale of true love, high adventure, and medieval-style warfare between elves, men, and other. Drawing inspiration from the myths and legends of Europe and from such writers as J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien, Anna del C. Dye spins a completely original tale that will leave the reader wanting more.

Trouble in the Elf City by Anna del C. Dye
YA Medieval Fantasy
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In the serene and beautiful city of the elfs, life has changed but little since Menarm was destroyed and the war ended. Three springs have passed and Adren, the last princess of Menarm, has settled into her new life. Her champion, the Silent Warrior, has not been seen since the battle at Wilapond.

Suddenly the peaceful life in her new kingdom is challenged by enemies the elfs are unable to fight. Disaster seems imminent for their whole race. Will Adren have to witness the destruction of this kingdom and once again find herself alone in the world? Or can the Silent Warrior come to her rescue and save them all?

Once again Anna’s inspiration from the myths and legends of Europe and from writers such as J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien has woven a new and completely original tale full of suspense, adventure, and medieval-style warfare in Trouble in the Elf City, Book Two of “The Silent Warrior Trilogy”. This tale of high adventure will take you to a fantasy world that will leave you breathless. Join in the continuing saga of Adren and the elfkind, in Book Two.

Elfs in a Conquered Realm by Anna del C. Dye
YA Medieval Fantasy
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On their visit to the vanquished Kingdom of Menarm, the elfs face many uncertainties. However, they are strong in numbers and sure of their purpose. Zyrthal, the young elf strategist, is given the task of finding the kingdom’s hidden treasures; but instead the elfs encounter ruthless highwaymen.

Meanwhile, the two half-elf princes play among the ruins of Menarm to their hearts’ content while their parents attend to their work, cleaning and repairing the houses around the castle in an effort to revive the city. It is a hard job and they could run short on time. In the midst of all this commotion the boys disappear from the dead kingdom.

Brigands want riches and they will let the boys go if the city of Menarm gives up its treasures to them. They allow only one person to go to verify that the boys are alive and the elfs confide in the most harmless figure among them: The Menarm Princess. The outlaws have no clue as to the hidden shadow that will accompany her, the Silent Warrior.

Yet Adren’s warrior has been battling demons of his own and finds himself in great doubts concerning his performance as the champion of the last Princess of Menarm. These shadows in his heart double with the disappearance of the two half-elf princes and he harbors misgivings that he won’t succeed in rescuing the young boys and thwarting the mercenaries. The Silent Warrior fears that he has fallen from Adren’s graces forever.

Elfs in a Conquered Realm is the outstanding finale to “The Silent Warrior Trilogy”. Anna has answered all the open questions in the continuing saga of this beautiful race. A masterpiece of storytelling, “The Silent Warrior Trilogy” will leave you with a sense of peace, love, and great accomplishment and take you on a journey you will not soon forget.

Once Upon Two Kingdoms by Anna del C. Dye
Sweet YA Medieval Romance
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Freedom to Choose is Paramount for any human.

An arrangement made when Elizabeth was just a babe ties her to someone she has never met, never spoken to, never loved. Now she desires freedom, a way to choose her own path, her own husband. The moment Elizabeth meets Patrick she knows he is her soul mate. But when you are bound to a crown how is any choice your own?

Emerine’s Nightmare by Anna del C. Dye
Middle Grade Fantasy
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What would you do if one night, life as you know it changes and you are left alone in despair? That is how Emerine’s nightmare starts and now all he does is run.

His family lived at the edge of the forest until dark shadows killed them all. Now they want him, and so does a magic tree. He has never seen dark shadows or enchanted trees before. Emerine has to get to the heart of Red Forest, to the fairy people. Only then he will be safe. Safe? He has never heard of fairies before and once he gets there, what?

Historical Romance

 

Gone for a Soldier by Marsha Ward
Historical Action/Romance (Civil War)
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Rulon Owen loves two things more than life—his country and Mary Hilbrands.

When Virginia secedes from the Union, Rulon enlists and finds himself fighting foes both in battle and in his own camp. He struggles to stay alive against all odds, with a knife-wielding tent-mate and a Union army that seems impossible to defeat. It will take every ounce of vigilance he has to survive and, with a little luck, he might make it home to his wife and the son he’s never seen.

Forced to live with her parents for the duration, Mary faces a battle for independence. With a mother whispering that her husband won’t come home to her and a son who needs her to be both father and mother, Mary has to dig deep for strength to overcome her overwhelming loneliness and the unknown future ahead.

Separated by war and circumstance, Rulon and Mary discover that not all enemies wear the Union blue.

The Man from Shenandoah by Marsha Ward
Historical Action/Romance
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Carl Owen doesn’t intend to lose anything—not his land, not his cattle, and certainly not his girl—ever again!

The young cavalryman returns from the Civil War to find the family farm destroyed, his favorite brother dead, food scarce, and his father determined to leave the Shenandoah Valley to build a cattle empire in Colorado Territory. Crossing the continent, Carl falls in love with his brother’s fiancée while set to wed another girl, but he might lose everything if the murderous thug Berto Acosta has his way. Carl battles a band of outlaws, a prairie fire, blizzards, a trackless desert, and his own brother—all for the hand of feisty Ellen Bates.

Ride to Raton by Marsha Ward
Historical Action/Romance
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Estranged from his family, James Owen leaves home to make a new life for himself. The
turbulent world of post-Civil War Colorado Territory is fraught with danger and prejudice that increase his bitter loneliness as personal setbacks threaten to break him. Then James’s journey brings him into contact with another wayfarer, beautiful young Amparo Garcés, who has come from Santa Fe to Colorado to marry a stranger. Through a twist of fate, their futures are changed forever when their lives are merged in a marriage of convenience. James and Amparo undertake a hazardous
horseback trek over Raton Pass to Santa Fe, battling their personal demons, a challenging language barrier, and winter’s raging storms.

Trail of Storms by Marsha Ward
Historical Action/Romance
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Jessie Bingham put heartbreak away to tend to her sister’s needs, but when she settled for second best in love, she didn’t foresee that James Owen would come back into her life.

The aftermath of
the Civil War creates cruel circumstances for the Bingham family. A brutal attack on Jessie’s sister, Hannah Fletcher, drives the extended family to flee to the West. They are soon joined by Heppie Bingham’s beau George and his brother, Ned, who bring news that the Binghams are being pursued by cronies of Hannah’s attacker. Even after they fight off that onslaught, poverty, bad weather, and Hannah’s frightful secret plague their journey. Nursing her battered heart when she hears James Owen took a wife, Jessie accepts Ned’s offer of marriage. But a stop on the trail holds surprises that launch Jessie into a bewildering tangle of values, emotions, and high adventure.

Spinster’s Folly by Marsha Ward
Historical Action/Romance
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Marie Owen yearns for a loving husband, but Colorado Territory is long on rough characters and short on fitting suitors, so a future of spinsterhood seems more likely for her than wedded bliss.

Her best friend says cowboy Bill Henry is a likely candidate. Marie knows her class-conscious father would not allow such a pairing. When she challenges her father to find her a suitable husband before she becomes a spinster, he arranges a match with a neighbor’s son. Then Marie discovers Tom Morgan would be an unloving, abusive mate and his mother holds a grudge against the Owen family. Marie’s mounting despair at the prospect of being trapped in such a dismal marriage drives her into the arms of a sweet-talking predator, landing her in unimaginable dangers

Illuminations of the Heart by Joyce DiPastena
Historical Romance
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Siri de Calendri was trained in the art of illumination in her brother’s workshop in 12th century Venice, but when her brother dies his will sends her far from home. Siri travels to the faraway county of Poitou in France, where she enters the guardianship of her brother’s friend, Triston de Brielle. Once settled, she hopes to find employment in an illuminator’s shop—until Triston unexpectedly snatches her heart away with a kiss.

Triston is a man of quiet honor and courage, but the guilt he carries for the death of his wife, Clothilde, has left him numb and hesitant to love again. Worse yet, Siri bears an uncanny resemblance to his lost love. Or does she? Her merry laughter and twinkling eyes are very different from his late wife’s shy smiles and quiet ways. Yet when he gazes into
Siri’s face, all he sees is Clothilde.

Then Triston’s past returns to threaten them both. Trapped between the rivalry of the king’s sons on the one hand and a neighbor out for vengeance on the other, Triston realizes it would be safer to send Siri away. Siri is determined not to be cast off and not to live in another woman’s shadow. She has illuminated many a priceless book with pen and paint, but can her own vibrant spirit illuminate the darkness in Triston’s soul and make his heart beat for her alone?

Loving Lucianna: A Hearts in Autumn Romance by Joyce DiPastena
Historical Romance
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Sir Balduin de Soler gave up long ago on love. He never had the means to support a wife until an unexpected advancement in his fifties allows him to reassess his future just as the lovely Lucianna enters his life.

Lucianna Fabio harbors a secret, painful memory from her past that has kept her unwed, as well. Now in her forties, she thought herself too old to marry until she meets Sir Balduin. Now suddenly their lonely autumn lives feel very much like spring again . . . until Lucianna’s brother appears without warning and threatens to revive the secret that will destroy Lucianna’s second chance at love.

Loving Lucianna is the first in my new “Hearts in Autumn” romance series, medieval romances revolving around heroes and heroines “in the autumn of their years.” Because you’re never too old to fall in love!

Loving Lucianna is based on characters that appear in my title, Illuminations of the Heart.

A Candlelight Courting: A Short Christmas Romance by Joyce DiPastena
Historical Romance
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When Burthred comes courting on Christmas Eve, Meg rejects his advances. She has her heart set on becoming a nun and insists that he call her Christina, the spiritual name she has chosen for herself. She tries to make him swear on her box of holy relics that he will not pursue her, but he carefully words his oath to allow him to stay in her candlelit chamber and try to change her mind.

What Meg does not confess is that her reliquary box holds a secret.

Burthred needs a wife, and no one will satisfy him except Meg. He swore on his father’s deathbed that he would marry her. But Burthred has a secret, too. When they come together before the Yule fire, their shared revelations will either join their hearts together or tear them apart.

Fantasy/Steampunk/Science Fiction/Horror

 

Drowning Sandy by Sarah Daley
Fantasy/Magical Realism
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The water is calling…

and Sandy can no longer resist the urge to unleash her mermaid form. But a simple swim in Lake Ontario ends when she discovers the truth of her own banishment. When long time crush, Dylan, seems to shift in a direction she never dreamed possible, Sandy must make a choice—mermaid or human? Once she chooses, she can never go back.

Dark Dancer by Jaleta Clegg
Steampunk Fantasy
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A banished Seligh lord rules the Winterlands with an iron fist and his pets, the balmorae, patrol the borders against all intruders, guarding the secrets hidden beneath his icy lair. A young woman rediscovers her heritage, a gift of magic and dancing that opens portals between worlds. She holds the fate of their world in her hands. A strange prophecy haunts the Seligh lords, rulers of the Fey and controllers of all magic in the Summerlands, a prophecy that foretells their fall. All who live within the lands of the Fey must choose where they stand—beside the Dancer or opposed to her.

Second Chances by Jaleta Clegg
Science Fiction Short Story
Bargain price $0.99 at Amazon
FREE at SmashwordsPurchase Links Kindle | Smashwords (Coupon Code DE23P)Paltronis may not have started the fight, but she ended it. And her future with the Patrol. Facing criminal charges, she gets one last chance to prove she’s not a total screw-up.

Nexus Point by Jaleta Clegg
SF Space Opera
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Stranded on a primitive world, betrayed by her crew, facing death at the hands of the natives, hunted by drug smugglers, Captain Dace has one hope of survival – convince the Patrol agent trying to kill her that she’s innocent. But on Dadilan, no one is innocent.

Soul Windows by Jaleta Clegg
SF/F Short Story Collection
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The eyes are windows to the soul. What would you find if you could look deep enough? These ten tales of science fiction and fantasy explore characters good and evil, placid and troubled, dark and light. Journey through the windows of the soul. You may be surprised by what you find. Original stories by Jaleta Clegg.

Brain Candy by Jaleta Clegg
Silly Horror Short Stories
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Ready to feel the chills running down your spine? Wait, that’s just the green gelatin monster from one of the stories in this collection of very silly (and a few not-so-silly) horror stories. Vampires, werewolves, demons, mummies, and zombies compete with evil little Shirley Temple look-alikes and their collectibles, centerpieces and church women, cops and monster hunters, for your laughs. It’s a light-hearted take on the horror genre.

The Fall of Awa – Story 1 of The Masacado Scrolls by Charles T Whipple
Japanese Fantasy/Adventure Short Story
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The world is in turmoil as the mighty armies of the Toh call on the dark powers of Yami, lord of the underworld, to help them destroy all in their way. At last they come to the little kingdom of Awa. Lord Masaharu and his army cannot defeat the Toh. Invaded by Kage shadow warriors, Awa falls. The royal family dies. And all the servants are given to the Hinin, non-people who scavenge to live. Ryo, despite her spiritual talent of reikan, becomes a slave. Yet she must protect the baby growing in her mother’s womb. Can she defeat the Haigorei and save the life of the last royal son?

The Shadow Shield – Story 2 of The Masacado Scrolls by Charles T Whipple
Japanese Fantasy/Adventure Short Story
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Ryo has been called and anointed Seeker. And every Seeker, by sadame, has a Shielder to protect her. Kaku, a shadow warrior or Okuhida, feels his sadame call as Shielder to Ryo. He must travel a thousand ri and more to reach her side at Awa Omote. During his journey, he gains two helpers, a giant Tengu named Golan and an unknown slave girl called Nanashi or No Name. Can they defeat the oni demons and hannama denizens of the deep? Will they be able to protect Ryo, the Seeker?

The Road to Kio – Story 3 of The Masacado Scrolls by Charles T Whipple
Japanese Fantasy/Adventure Short Story
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Koziro is anointed of Amaterasu. In time, if he grows in knowledge and wisdom, he must wrest the eight Kingdoms of Kanto from the evil Toh. But first, he must take a journey on the road to Kio, the ancient city of the emperors. The Toh, Yami, lord of the underworld, and all the dark forces wish to prevent Koziro from achieving his quest. What is in Kio that Koziro must not learn? When his protectors are captured in a magic cavern, can Koziro persevere?

The Horse Soldiers – Story 4 of The Masacado Scrolls by Charles T Whipple
Japanese Fantasy/Adventure Short Story
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Noritsugu, by heritage, is captain of the horse guard that serves the Toh. By his conscience, he cannot condone what Michizane, the Toh overlord, does. In the course of morbid events, Noritsugu saves a virgin girl from ritual defiling by Michizane and the black priests. To survive, he must get her to the shrine of Amaterasu, the only holdouts of the Almighty in Toh lands. There he finds the girl is a princess, who by sadame is to marry the Anointed One. Noritsugu and his Yotsu horse soldiers are anointed Bearers and given the task of delivering the princess to Awa Omote, thousands of ri away.

Nami of the Waves – Story 5 of The Masacado Scrolls by Charles T Whipple
Japanese Fantasy/Adventure Short Story
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After the Anointed of Amaterasu, even Masacado, did begin his journey to Kio the Imperial City in search of enlightenment and wisdom, behold, others were raised up by the Almighty to join in the search for the lost talismans of Amaterasu. One of these chosen was Nami, daughter of the Sea Lord, Umihiko, whose gift from Amaterasu shall be revealed henceforth. Let it suffice to say that she is entitled the Fuku, that is, bringer of good fortune. May her own fortune ever be boundless.

As with the account of The Horse Soldiers, I will now lay aside my brush so those who read of the Fuku, a stalwart subject of Amaterasu, might search the accounts and come to believe in the might and sacred power of Amaterasu Omikoto, creator of all and ruler of Heaven and Earth. So I have written and so shall it be done. Sayo nara, and sayo nara.

Non Fiction/Self-Help/Memoir

 

Home is Where the Learning is For Highschoolers by Valerie Steimle
Non Fiction/Education
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High school is often the most intimidating aspect of homeschooling. Most parents don’t know anything about preparing
transcripts for college, and the unknown is scary. Home Is Where the Learning Is for High Schoolers helps parents learn the necessary classes for acceptance into college or trade school, as well as information on how to write high school transcripts, how to plan and execute a graduation, transitioning from public school, and more.

Life Soup – A Memoir – Testifying of the Healing Power of Jesus Christ by Pamela Lynn France
Self-Help/Memoir
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A true story, told using the memories of a child–the author’s inner child; a story of survival–a love story without romance, but with hope. The author recounts the age-old struggle between good and evil. Jesus Christ has been saving souls throughout human history, and is a part of this story, too.

Sweet Romance

 

Vocal Crush by Lisa Swinton
Sweet Romance
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Can you ever out-run a broken heart?

Lexi Court spent seven years traveling the world, living the nomadic Broadway life, in an attempt to outrun the broken heart Nick Rivers gave her. Now, there’s nowhere left to go.

When she accepted a position as a high school drama teacher in Las Vegas, Lexi hoped to get over Nick, find a nice guy, and settle down. But what should be a quiet summer gets turned upside down when Lexi’s best friend, Taffy, drafts her to be an emergency replacement coach on a televised vocal competition.

Feeling out of her league among the other three celebrity coaches, Lexi fights for the most promising contestants to be on her team. One note from a single voice shatters her summer. Nick unexpectedly auditions and joins Lexi’s team. With her vocal crush on him raging as strong as ever, she has nowhere to run from Nick’s dreamy looks or siren voice.

Lexi has no doubt that Nick can win the competition. The question is does he want to win her heart as well or will he damage it beyond repair?

Think television reality show “The Voice” mixed with Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

Ring on Her Finger by Lisa Swinton
Sweet Romance
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What happened in Vegas should stay there, not follow Amanda home, newly wedded to the man who broke her heart.

After celebrating college graduation with her friends in Las Vegas, Amanda St. Claire wakes up with a terrible hangover and a ring on her finger. Her day gets worse when she finds out she’s married to rich playboy Blake Worthington—the guy she has loathed the past four years. Amanda convinces Blake to legally terminate the marriage and they both return home like nothing ever happened. That is, until Blake shows up on her doorstep and Amanda has to come clean with her family.

Together for better or worse while the legalities are cleared, Amanda reluctantly plays along, but then the unthinkable happens—she finds herself falling in love with Blake.

Can they overcome the past? Or will it end their future before it even starts?

Those who enjoy What Happens in Vegas and The Prince and Me will find a kindred spirit in Ring on Her Finger.

Fallen Angel by Lisa Swinton
Sweet Romance
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Antonio does not believe in love at first sight until he sees Renatta fall into a street in Milan and get hit by a motorcycle. Compelled to know if she can return his affection, he becomes her hospital volunteer, only to learn that the accident erased her memory. Together they must discover her past, present and future. Her opera career, tyrannical mother, and fiancé stand in the way of happily-ever-after, so Antonio must win Renatta’s heart before she bends to the will of her mother and marries Marcello. Failure means a lifetime of loneliness, for love at first sight never happens twice.

Women’s Fiction

 

Intercession, Hope and Healing #1 by Vicki Hunt Budge
LDS Women’s Fiction
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In The Darkest Hours of Addiction, A Light Shines

When Jessica Mobley’s husband abandons her and flies off to Mexico to meet another woman, it’s the tip of the iceberg. She soon unravels his porn addiction and her financial ruin.

Jessica tries to keep up an appearance that all is well, but ultimately she resorts to drastic measures to support her three children. She guts part of her home to start a preschool and rents out another two rooms.

Her life is soon filled with new friends and activities, but the new friends bring problems of their own. Is hope and healing possible as they strengthen one another and rely on the Lord? And will romance find its way into Jessica’s heart again?

Intercession is a story of love and friendship loaded with drama, inspiration, loss and the tenacity of one woman who finds her strength in the Lord.

Renewal, Hope and Healing #2 by Vicki Hunt Budge
LDS Women’s Fiction
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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
While loving someone deeply gives you courage.
~Lao Tzu

Kayla Morrison, an LDS young single adult, grew up in an unloving, verbally abusive home. It’s no wonder she’s skeptical when charming, successful Chris Christensen brings up love on their first date. Making things worse, her former fiancé shows up later and claims Chris doesn’t love her.

Meanwhile Kayla’s father drops the bomb that he’s not her real father. And then he dies, setting Kayla on an arduous quest to discover who she really is, and if she’s worthy of anyone’s love.

Along the way she establishes new friendships and treasures current friends. But will the drama of her friends and family strengthen her, or will it cause her to withdraw back to her destructive beginnings?

Renewal is the continuing story of love and friendship in the Hope and Healing Series. It is a story of redemption and faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Romance

 

A Change of Plans, Safe Harbors #1 by Donna K. Weaver
Adventure Romance
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When Lyn sets off on her supposedly uncomplicated and unromantic cruise, she never dreams it will include pirates. All the
25-year-old Colorado high school teacher wants is to forget that her dead fiancé was a cheating scumbag. What she plans is a vacation diversion; what fate provides is Braedon, an intriguing surgeon. She finds herself drawn to him: his gentle humor, his love of music, and even his willingness to let her take him down during morning karate practices. Against the backdrop of the ship’s make-believe world and its temporary friendships, her emotions come alive.

However, fear is an emotion, too. Unaware of the sensitive waters he navigates, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship–on the very anniversary Lyn came on the cruise to forget. But Lyn’s painful memories are too powerful, and she runs off in a panic.

Things are bad enough when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise’s snorkeling excursions in American Samoa. However, paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped. Lyn’s fear of a fairytale turns grim. Now she must fight alongside the man she rejected, first for their freedom and then against storms, sharks, and shipwreck.

Hope’s Watch, Safe Harbors #1.5 by Donna K. Weaver
Romance
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Elle Reinhardt loves people and has a gift for turning groups of strangers into friends. When she talks her best friend Lyn into taking a month-long Pacific cruise, Elle is in her element, gathering fellow passengers to her. But things go horribly wrong when a ship excursion ends in death and disaster at the hands of modern-day pirates.

Filled with her own emotional wounds from the experience, Elle tries desperately to buoy up the grieving loved ones as they wait for news on those lost at sea. Malcolm Armstrong, friend of one of the missing men, arrives to act as family spokesman. Elle knows it’s unreasonable, but she resents his presence. When Mal offers the strength she so desperately needs, will she be able to let go of her animosity and accept his support?

This ebook-exclusive short story includes special excerpts from both A Change of Plans and Torn Canvas.

A Season of Change, Safe Harbors #2.5 by Donna K. Weaver
Romance
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It’s a time of change for Jori Virtanen. The former playboy model is about to be married. He juggles wedding arrangements, a bachelor party, and plans for keeping the ceremony secret from the press. But Jori has another problem. He has to figure out how to tell one of his best friends, Marc North, that his girlfriend may not be what she appears.

This ebook-exclusive short story includes a special excerpt from Swing Vote, Safe Harbors #3.

YA Contemporary

 

Ideal High by Valerie Ipson
YA Contemporary
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There’s no way Taryn’s taking Blake’s place as president of the student body. As soon as the memorial for him and six of their friends is over, she’s resigning as VP. Really. Except people say the fire was no accident. (She says it’s way too easy to blame someone who’s dead.) When Taryn reads the writing on the wall, literally, the bathroom wall, she knows what it means. To get to the truth she has to come out from under her paisley comforter. But seriously, what stage of grief says Taryn has to be the one to fix what’s wrong at Ideal High? Maybe she’s the one who’s broken.

Begin Again by Brittney Mulliner
YA Contemporary
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Escaping her past, Aubrey Tate moves to Southern California for a fresh start with her older brother, Brandon. Starting over at a new school seems easy with her cousin, Mckayla, and her two best friends at her side, but handling the new guys is another matter. Aubrey ends up in the middle of three rivals that each wants her to themselves. Mike claims her first and declares himself her friend and protector. Luke is the school heartthrob that stops Aubrey in her tracks, speechless. Gage is the mysterious, dark outsider that Aubrey can be herself around. How will she navigate her new life while she’s still haunted by her past?

Live Again by Brittney Mulliner
YA Contemporary
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In the sequel to Begin Again, Aubrey Tate finally finds where she belongs.

Living with her brother in California, finding new friends she can trust; things are finally beginning to settle down for Aubrey. Then she receives the note that changes everything. The past she thought she left behind is still following her.

Now she faces the threat of a stalker who has the potential to unravel her perfect new life. This time, she has her friends and brother helping her, but will they be enough to save her from her real life nightmare?

Romantic Suspense

 

All the Finer Things by Stephanie Connelley Worlton
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Married to one of the most lucrative and sought after plastic surgeons in SoCal, Megan Hamilton has it all. Her posh life, designer clothes, and stunning penthouse leave her wanting for nothing… or do they?

 

HACKED: A Romance Novelette by Stephanie Connelley Worlton
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NSA data analyst Samantha Perry never imagined life as an introverted computer geek could get dangerous, but when she digs a little too deep into a greedy blackhat’s business, trouble comes right to her doorstep. Changing her identity and relocating nearly 2000 miles across the country are only the beginning of her problems. As she risks everything to try to close the case that turned her life upside down, she may end up putting a nail in her own casket. And if she doesn’t, Seth, her hot
new neighbor, just might.

multicultural/multilingual children’s books… Oh my…

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

International publisher/speaker Karl Beckstrand is the award-winning author of fifteen books and more than 40 online titles (reviews by Kirkus, The Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, California, USA, he received a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a film certificate from Film A. Academy. Two publishers produced his early titles; since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing & Gozo Books. An engaging speaker, consultant, and workshop facilitator, Beckstrand has experience in high tech, public policy, film, radio, and TV broadcasting. He teaches media at a state college and contrasts traditional publishing with digital publishing (in English or Spanish). His e-book mysteries, nonfiction/biographies, Spanish & bilingual books (with pronunciation guide), and app feature diverse characters and usually end with a twist. He has lived abroad, been a Spanish/English interpreter, and enjoys volleyball and kayaking (usually not at the same time). Beckstrand’s multicultural work has appeared in: Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble/Nook, Border’s Books, Brodart, Costco, Deseret Book, EBSCO, Follett, iBooks, Ingram, Kindle/Amazon, Kobo, Mackin, Overdrive, Quality Books, The Children’s Miracle Network, The Congressional Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, Papercrafts Magazine, LDS Film Festival, and PremioBooks.com. Find: “Karl Beckstrand” on FB, Amazon, Twitter, and KarlBeckstrand.com. https://karlbeckstrandblog.wordpress.com/

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Sizzle Quote: His first publisher passed away the day his first book was to print (or: How technology is turning publishing on its head)

How long have you been writing? Since 1991. I began writing by accident (I didn’t used to like to write). Stories just kept coming to me.

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The Soulless Grave?

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Jason, how long have you been writing?

Since I was a little kid. I’ve attached a picture of my first ever book.  “Rorbots” circa 1986. Ha ha.

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Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, and I still live here. Though I did serve an LDS mission in North Carolina and like to travel.

How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?

I don’t. At least not until I’ve dissected it, and sometimes not until after I’ve started writing the book.

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer? (more…)

Beeeeeyond the Wail…

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Q: Jay Barnson what makes you passionate about writing?

A: I love exploring imaginary worlds and meeting interesting characters. I love asking “what if?” and seeing how things might work. And then I love sharing these places and people and situations with others.

Q: Do you have a writing routine?

A: I always start with an outline. By the time the first draft is done, I’ve usually gone way off the rails from the original outline. Things develop differently than I expected them too. I don’t think this is a bad thing, but an outline gives me at least a “jumping off place.” You need somewhere to start!

Q: Very true. What is the title of your book?

A: My latest work is a short story in an anthology, “Beyond the Wail: 12 Grave Stories of (more…)

Kyle By Fire or Will From Ashes?

Monday, November 16th, 2015
Q: Mark Minson is visiting today. Mark where were you born?
A: I was born in Midvale, Utah. I have lived in Utah most of my life.
Q: What is the most difficult thing about being an author?
A: For me, the most difficult thing about being an author is finding the time to write. With five younger children and either myself or my wife being in school most of the last eight years, time is at a premium. Which is unfortunate because I keep getting story ideas with little time to write them!
Q: Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

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Scorned… A Detective story with much more…

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

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Scorned by  Andrew Hess 

What do you do when your biggest case has come to an end? Stuck with mandatory desk duty, Detective Ali Ryan’s life as she knows it, is over. Six months without any action brought out a hunger to get back in the field.

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What she got, was much more than she bargained for. The body of Blake Ambrose, one of the best defense attorneys in Dutchess County, has washed up on the shores of the Hudson River. Is this the case that will get her back on her feet? Or will it end up being her last?

About the author:

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Andrew Hess is a resident of Long Island New York who likes to spend much of his time traveling between Long Island, New York City and the Dutchess County areas. In 2011 he debuted with his first book Chamber of Souls, a small book of free verse poetry which depicted the struggles of a man who thought he had everything in the world only to feel like he lost everything after a rough break-up. In 2013, Andrew debuted his novel The Phoenix Blade: Project Justice; the first in The Phoenix Blade series.

Andrew is also a blogger at TheWritersRevolution13.blogspot.com where he interviews and promotes other authors in order to assist indie authors get more exposure. Andrew is also a frequent guest on the Anthony Charles Podcast, a show dedicated to creative professionals as they give insight into their works and the lives they lead; guests have included authors, comedians, musicians, stuntmen, actors and producers.

 

FB:https://www.facebook.com/TheRealPhoenix13

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Iamphoenix13

Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewHess/posts

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Andrew-Hess/e/B00COCQJ5M/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1415412651&sr=8-2

 

The links:

http://www.amazon.com/Scorned-Detective-Ryan-Book-2-ebook/dp/B016L3NMKE/ref

Mechanized Masterpieces a great Anthology

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

The anthology Mechanized Masterpieces is surprisingly nice if you like the steampunk genre. Also it is more of a spooky flavor, as in I think it would have been awesome to release it in October, giving chills to those looking for a bit of spookiness in their lives. That is the flavor I felt throughout the book. It has interesting stories styled after other long time favorites but at the same time unique in their theme and presentation.

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His Frozen Heart by Aaron; Belinda Sikes Styled after A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Tropical of Cancer by Neve Talbot is styled after Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Sense and Cyborgs by Anika Arrington Styled after Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Micawber and Copperfield by David W. Wilkin Styled after David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Little Boiler Girl by Scott William Taylor Styled after Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

The Clockwork Ballet by M. K. Wiseman Styled after The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Our Man Fred by A.F. Stewart Styled after A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Lavenza or the Modern Galatea by Alyson Grauer Styled after Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary W. Shelley

Anika Arrington, Alyson Grauer, Aaron; Belinda Sikes, A.F. Stewart, Scott William Taylor, Neve Talbot, M. K. Wiseman, David W. Wilkin did a great job in these tales. The Mechanized Masterpieces will keep you entertain for a long while. YA and Adults will love it.

Clean romances galore just in time for Christmas

Friday, November 6th, 2015

The authors of Echo Ridge decided to organize a multi-author sale during release week and invite our favorite authors to join us. All the books featured on this sale are only $.99 and they are all amazing!
Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter giveaway for $200 in Christmas Cash.
Happy book shopping!

Christmas Kisses: An Echo Ridge Anthology
Christmas Kisses is a collection from five bestselling and award-winning authors. Set in the snowy town of Echo Ridge in upstate New York, these inspirational romances are sure to delight while you sip cocoa by the fire and listen to Christmas carols.
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Brownies & Betrayal by Heather Justesen
Pastry chef Tess Crawford thought moving from Chicago to quiet Silver Springs, Arizona would simplify her life. That was before she found the body of a woman with whom she had traded heated words the previous night, left her fingerprints on the murder weapon, and came under attack for trying to clear her name. When her cheating ex-fiance shows up, intent on convincing her to come back to work for him, Tess—armed with an extra batch of éclairs—decides to take control and solve the mystery herself, with the help of friends and frenemies alike.
But will that be enough to save her when she gets too close and the killer decides it’s safer to get her out of the way?

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Simplify & Savor the Season by Connie E. Sokol
Ready to enjoy the holidays again? Use this two-part holiday organizer to help you savor the celebrations. In the first half of the book, brainstorm the Big Four; then, detail the To Dos including menu, gift-planning, etc. with success tips on how to eliminate the unnecessary and focus on the essential. Wrap up with “5 Holiday Juicers” to make life joyful. Keep your notes handy in the companion Simplify & Savor Take-along Planner.
With the second half of the book. curl up with a cup of cocoa and read “Savory Suggestions and Stories,” a collection of laugh-out-loud anecdotal stories including “Let Go of the Cookie Cutter Christmas” and “Thankful for Turkey Warbling”. Make this holiday season one you remember and enjoy!
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Diamond Rings are Deadly Things by Rachelle J. Christensen
Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she’s especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri’s world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri’s impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success—until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. Adri must race to uncover the secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before she becomes the next victim.
With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things will keep you turning pages long into the night.
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A Baker’s Dozen by Lucy McConnell
Tempt your sweet tooth with 13 delicious, easy, and beautiful dessert recipes. Each recipe has been time-tested and found irresistible. You’ll horde the Lemon Brownies but you might be willing to share the Rock and Roll Cake—with a good friend.
Recipes include: Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies, Pumpkin Bunt Cake, S’mores Cheesecake, No-Fail Lemon Bars. Impress your coworkers, family, friends, and even the guys at the car repair shop with these recipes. They’re sure to become favorites in your recipe box, lunch box, and ice box.
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The Colony by Cami Checketts
To protect her sons from the mistakes of her past, Brinlee Trapper escapes to a secluded mountain home. But there are dangers lurking in the mountains she has never encountered. The little family is saved from injury by Jed, a mysterious hunter. Brinlee is drawn to him, but she worries about his involvement with a peaceful commune hidden deep in the mountains behind her property.
Lance, Brinlee’s attentive neighbor, has his own troubled history. Between his obvious attraction to Brinlee and his developing love for her children, Brinlee finds it more than difficult to guard her heart against this tender intrusion.
While Jed offers a life of excitement and freedom, Lance holds the key to the family Brinlee always wanted. When it comes time to choose, she learns that both men have secrets that could shatter her fledgling trust in men and the wrong decision could leave more than her heart exposed to danger.
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Torn Canvas by Donna K. Weaver

Modern-day pirates took more than Jori Virtanen’s friends; they stole his face. Not only does the twenty-four-year-old former model have to confront months of reconstructive surgery, he discovers his previous life was as superficial as his looks. Up-and-coming talk show host Olivia Howard wants an interview. She, like the rest of the press, expects a hero, but Jori knows the truth. His beauty masks a beast.
In seclusion and evading the press, Jori struggles to make a new life as an artist. But he can’t hide from himself; more than his face is damaged. How can Jori possibly make amends for all that he’s broken? When Olivia finally tracks him down, he must decide if he can trust her. Could this unlikely woman be a key to freeing his heart and healing the beast?
The audiobook is only $1.99 with the purchase of the ebook.
Son of War Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison
Aislynn is accustomed to watching for the enemy. Her parents instructed her from the time she was young to look for people with the signs: greater than normal strength, eyes that can glow green, and the ability to jump long distances. Over the years, Aislynn has come to view her parents’ fears as quirks-things that get in the way of having a normal high school life. When Aislynn’s mother dies under suspicious conditions, her father doubles his restrictions. But all his precautions can’t stop the boy with glowing green eyes from finding Aislynn. She realizes too late she’s been drafted into an ancient Egyptian war, whether she’s prepared or not.
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Vocal Crush by Lisa Swinton

Can you ever out run a broken heart?
Lexi Court spent seven years traveling the world, living the nomadic Broadway life, in an attempt to outrun the broken heart Nick Rivers gave her. Now, there’s nowhere left to go.
When she accepted a position as a high school drama teacher in Las Vegas, Lexi hoped to get over Nick, find a nice guy, and settle down. But what should be a quiet summer gets turned upside down when Lexi’s best friend, Taffy, drafts her to be an emergency replacement coach on a televised vocal competition.
Feeling out of her league among the other three celebrity coaches, Lexi fights for the most promising contestants to be on her team. One note from a single voice shatters her summer. Nick unexpectedly auditions and joins Lexi’s team. With her vocal crush on him raging as strong as ever, she has nowhere to run from Nick’s dreamy looks or siren voice.
Lexi has no doubt that Nick can win the competition. The question is does he want to win her heart as well or will he damage it beyond repair?
Think television reality show The Voice meets Jane Austen’s Persuasion.
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Picture Perfect by U.S.A. Today Bestseller Heather B. Moore
Gemma has never done anything out of the ordinary, until her boyfriend Randy starts to ignore her. But even cutting and dyeing her hair doesn’t get his attention. She decides to join her old high school friends for spring vacation, only to be faced with Drew, her best friend who suddenly seems interested in her as more than a friend. Gemma must determine if her heart is on the rebound or if it’s finally met its true match.
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Endless Modern Cinderella by Jaclyn Weist
Sydney lives her nightmares every night. While other teenagers are dreaming of boys or traveling to exotic places, she must run a staircase with no beginning or no end, or a terrible debt will never be paid.
Just before her seventeenth birthday, the dreams change. She is no longer alone.
But her nightmares don’t end when she wakes up. Her stepmother and stepsisters threaten to ruin everything she holds dear. She must protect the secret that both she and her father have magic or they will use it to their advantage.
As Sydney learns to control her magic, what seemed impossible before—escaping her stepmother and those ever-present stairs—is now at her fingertips. When she learns the ultimate plan of her evil captor, Sydney must stop her at all costs, or she will forever be trapped inside her nightmares.
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Cookie Girl Christmas by Christene Houston
Molly Hayes has one more job before Christmas and then she can put her plans for a storefront bakery of her own in motion. What she doesn’t bargain for is the handsome young Scrooge who insults her cookies and makes her blood boil. Toss in a heaping helping of snowstorm and a pinch of romantic old Inn and you’ve got yourself the perfect recipe for a not-so-silent-night.
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And Something Blue by Paige Timothy
Bridal consultant Laurie Fletcher spends all her time helping others prepare for the most special day of their lives. Logan Reese is easily the most irritating man on the planet, and for some reason, he’s made annoying Laurie his mission in life. Will true love ever come Laurie’s way, or is she doomed to watch others get their happily ever after while she sits on the sidelines?
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Six Days of Christmas by Kaylee  Baldwin
When Natalie goes home with her best friend for Christmas, she expects plenty of quiet time to work on a winning ad so she can turn her dream internship into her dream job. Instead, she gets time-consuming Christmas festivities, a house full of children who seem to be multiplying, and Jimmy, her best friend’s brother—someone who makes her question everything she’s always thought she wanted.
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Ring Around the Rosie by Julie Coulter Bellon
As the ex-wife of a law enforcement officer, Sarah Reed has known loneliness and loss. In order to cope, she makes a life for herself that’s full of routine while building a wall of ice around her heart. Everything about her is as predictable as she can make it until a tiny detour for her ex-husband, Ron, changes her life forever. Caught in a bomb crisis, Sarah is taken hostage by a man who wants Ron and everyone around him to suffer—and his idea of suffering is more terrible than Sarah had ever dreamed.
Captain Ron Reed has seen the worst of humanity in his job with the Hostage Negotiation Team, but he never expected his past to come back with a vengeance—literally. Aaron Starks, a criminal explosives expert, has stolen next-gen bomb technology. He uses it to force Ron to bargain for the lives of his team and his ex-wife, Sarah, the woman he still loves. But the situation escalates when Ron discovers that Starks has an even bigger objective in mind—using the bomb to show how vulnerable America and her people truly are.
Ron is willing to risk everything to save his country and those he loves, but when negotiations break down, will his sacrifice be too little too late?
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Yesterday by Amanda Tru
Her yesterday was five years ago. What will her tomorrow bring?
When Hannah Kraeger saves a family injured in a car accident, she has no idea she has changed events in the past. Waking the next morning, Hannah discovers her yesterday was really five years ago.
Each trip Hannah takes through time changes the timeline and her own life. With help from Dr. Seth McAllister, Hannah must unravel the mystery of why she time travels and who she actually is before the strange ability costs her future, the man she loves, and even her life.
YESTERDAY is a thrilling Christian Romantic Suspense filled with unexpected twists, mystery, and romance.
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My One and Only by Shannon Guymon
Meredith Jensen has seen her share of ups and downs. She’s found love twice already and lost it in spectacularly traumatic ways. Now? She just wants a peaceful life, free from love and drama. Meredith’s plans for the future center around planning other people’s weddings and her new online dating website. Just because she works to help other people find love doesn’t mean she wants any part of it though. Unfortunately for Meredith’s plans, Asher Murphy is determined to get her to give love another chance. But then again, so is Pule Matafeo. Meredith has never denied that she’s stubborn and feisty so it might take the combined forces of all their friends in Fircrest to get her heart back on track in time for Valentine’s Day.
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Stealing Adda by Tamara Leigh
WRITER’S BLOCK, NIBBLED NAILS, PLAGIARISM, OH MY! AND DID I MENTION ROMANCE? Life for Adda Sinclaire, New York Times best-selling author and historical romance writer extraordinaire, reads more like a country song than a breathless, bodice-bursting affair. For starters, she has no romance in her own life. That might have something to do with the fact that her husband—correction, ex-husband—ran off with Stick Woman, whom everyone knew would never be more than a mid-list author anyway. To add insult to injury (and another verse to the country song), her ex not only took their dog but gave it to Stick Woman. If that isn’t enough, Adda has come down with a horrible case of writer’s block, finds herself gifted with a Bible that is determined to speak to her, and is the unwitting target of a romance cover model’s misdirected advances. Just when she catches her breath—and quite possibly the eye of a certain fabulously good-looking man (ahem…her new editor)—her arch-nemesis gives the pot one final stir.
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Spy by Night by Jordan McCollum
After watching her parents’ marriage crash and burn, CIA operative Talia Reynolds doesn’t believe in “happily ever afters.” Besides, her job entails eighty-hour weeks, juggling a dozen covers and disguises, and tracking down a dangerous Russian spy ring. She hardly has time for romantic entanglements, even if she could let her guard down enough to get close to anyone.But all the rules she lives by could be broken when she meets aerospace engineer Danny Fluker.
Danny moved to Canada for a great job — and a chance to start over after a bad breakup. Dating definitely isn’t in his plans . . . until beautiful and enigmatic Talia throws a perfect storm right in his flight path. When he catches a glimpse of the real woman behind her façade, he has to get to know her better.
Talia has to find a Russian spymaster before he figures out she’s not who she claims, and failing to keep her two lives separate in the process could mean the death of more than just her budding relationship. Danny has to decide if a future with Talia — and facing the past — is worth the risk of getting hurt again. If they can break through the barriers keeping them apart (and avoid a major international catastrophe), they just might have a chance at being happy together.
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Saving Grace by Michele Paige Holmes
From #2 Amazon Bestselling Historical Romance Author and Whitney Award Winner, Michele Paige Holmes, comes SAVING GRACE, a regency romance from the Hearthfire Romance series:
After the death of her grandfather, the Duke of Salisbury, Grace Thatcher wants nothing more than to live quietly in the country with her younger siblings. Her father’s debts thwart those plans, and to protect her sister, Helen, Grace must marry a man of her father’s choosing.
As each suitor proves less than desirable, Grace comes up with clever schemes, causing each to reject her. While staying at the mysterious Sutherland Hall, a middle-of-the-night mishap sends Grace into the arms of a stranger, Nicholas Sutherland—and provides inspiration for her grandest plan yet—one that will leave her reputation in tatters yet free both her and Helen from all possibility of marriage.
Too late Grace regrets her rash actions when her father’s last choice, Mr. Samuel Preston, proves to be a gentleman and a friend. But Samuel is the sworn enemy of Nicholas Sutherland, the man responsible for her “ruin.” Now instead of being free, Grace is caught between two men—each with his own agenda.
Other Hearthfire Romances: LOVING HELEN & MARRYING CHRISTOPHER
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An Unexpected Proposal by Annette Lyon
While working at a wood camp in the Logan canyon during the winter of 1880, Caroline Simpson is forced to thwart the aggressive advances of Mr. Butch Larson, and in the process discovers that her long-time friend James has genuine affection for her. But as stubborn as Caroline is, she minimizes the emotions James has awakened in her, and it takes almost losing him to admit her true feelings.
 An Unexpected Proposal was introduced in the first volume of the bestselling and award-winning Timeless Romance Anthology series, Winter Collection:
Amazon #1 Bestselling *New Release* in Clean Romance, Top 10 in Regency Romance, Top 5 in Victorian Romance

Paris Cravings by Amazon #1 Best Selling Author for Clean Romance, Kimberley Montpetit
Can life really turn on a dime, a missed bus—or a stuck pastry shop door?
Chloe Dillard’s life has always been complicated. Her mother is a neurotic romance novelist and her boyfriend, Mathew, has been pressuring her to go “all the way”.
But after The Worst Night of Her Life, Chloe escapes on her Senior Class trip to the swoon-worthy city of Paris which takes her mind off her troubles—temporarily. On the final leg of her dream trip, Chloe squeezes in one final run for a last-minute box of decadent pastries. Add a broken shop door, subtract a broken four-inch heel from her cute strappy sandals, and Chloe ends up one stuck girl on the bakery shop floor with a sprained ankle.
Rescued by the shop owner’s dreamy son with chocolate-syrup eyes, the beautiful city of Paris suddenly becomes Chloe’s personal secret adventure. And even though Jean-Paul, the oh-so-kind La Patisserie shop boy is the gentlemanly guy Chloe has always dreamed of, even he has a girlfriend.
The police are tracking her down as a run-away, Mom’s having a nervous breakdown over her daughter’s “disappearance”, and Chloe’s just trying to have a Happily-Ever-After even as her dreams with Matt are swirling down the drain.
What’s a girl to do in the most romantic city in the world?
Easy Pastry Recipe in the back of the book!

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Christmas Kisses an Anthology to get you ready for the Season

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
An Echo Ridge Anthology is now available for pre-order price at $.99

Echo Ridge Box Set

Release date: November 3rd

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Christmas Kisses is a collection from five bestselling and award-winning authors.

Set in the snowy town of Echo Ridge in upstate New York, these inspirational romances are sure to delight while you sip cocoa by the fire and listen to Christmas carols. (more…)