Posts Tagged ‘Contemporary Romance’

There is no wrong or right way to deal with a death

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
Bad
News
by
Lilly James
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
 
There
is no wrong or right way to deal with a death. Or to grieve in a way
that is expected. The loss of a loved one can hit you in ways you
could never imagine. At least, it did to Hunter Holland. College
Junior Hunter knows he messes up; he knows he hates his life; he also
knows he blames his father for his mother’s death. What he doesn’t
know is that his life is about to change–all thanks to Louisa
Dawson. Louisa, the freshman, is sweet. Shy. Innocent. She doesn’t
care for boys, but rather books. Hunter is crazy, a player, and as
cocky as they come. The college ‘bad news’ is everything she
wants to stay away from, yet he is everything she is drawn to.
Focused on her studies, Louisa doesn’t have time for Hunter who is
both distracting and disruptive, but Louisa is the breath of fresh
air Hunter needs. She is the only girl he is willing to work for. She
is also the only girl that understands why Hunter is living the life
he is. Louisa is determined to prove to Hunter that living in a
tormented past is never going to guarantee a happy future. They say
opposites attract… maybe they do.
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British
Author Lilly James is a woman with a wild imagination that has to be
set free into the arms of a keyboard.

 

 

Writing
gives Lilly that chance to escape the real world and live in a world
of fantasy with her characters.

 

 

When
she’s not writing you’ll find her singing terribly to music, curled
up with her kindle, or doing something boring like everyday chores
that unfortunately need attention.

 

 

Lilly
lives in Wales, is a mother of one beautiful little girl, and loves
reading, chocolate and wine. All in that order.

 

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There are other kinds of magic in the world—like red-hot first kisses, secret glances, and falling truly, madly, inconveniently in love

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
Don’t
Call Me Cupcake
The
Holloway Girls #1
by
Tara Sheets
Genre:
Supernatural Romance
 
Most
families have a favorite recipe or two, handed down through
generations. The Holloway women are a little different. Emma
Holloway, like her grandmother before her, bakes wishes into her
delicious cupcakes, granting the recipient comfort, sweet dreams, or
any number of good things. It’s a strange gift, but it brings only
happiness. Until gorgeous, smooth-talking newcomer Hunter Kane
strolls into her shop, Fairy Cakes—and Emma makes the mistake of
selling him not one, but 
three Sweet
Success cupcakes. 

 

 

 

Hunter,
it turns out, is opening a fancy new restaurant and bakery right on
the waterfront—Emma’s competition. To make matters worse, the
town committee has decided to split the upcoming summer festival
contract between the two, forcing Emma to work with her nemesis. But
she can’t afford to split her profits. The solution: create a
recipe that will make Hunter leave town permanently.

 

 

The
Holloway charms are powerful. But there are other kinds of magic in
the world—like red-hot first kisses, secret glances, and the
feeling that comes with falling truly, madly, inconveniently

 

in
love . . .

 

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Tara
Sheets is an award-winning author of contemporary romance and women’s
fiction. Her debut novel, Don’t Call Me Cupcake, won the 2016 Golden
Heart® award sponsored by Romance Writers of America. Tara began her
career as an author in the Pacific Northwest, inspired by the rain
and the misty mountains and the rivers of Starbucks coffee. She now
lives in the warm, wonderful South where she can stand outside with
no coat on, and she finds that pretty inspiring too. When not
writing, Tara enjoys life with her book-loving family and a
book-eating dog named Merlin.
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Will their demise be the next big headline?

Saturday, May 19th, 2018
California
Can Wait
by
Marci Boudreaux
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
 
Reporter
Andrea Davidson isn’t running from her mistakes. There’s no escaping
the career-ending mess she fell into back home. But she is moving
forward, and is halfway to a new life in California when someone
breaks into her motel room. She’s lost her computer and her dignity,
but that’s only the beginning of her newest problem: local news
editor Graham Bradley.

 

 


Graham
Bradley doesn’t know a thing about the newspaper business. A widow
with a promise to keep, he’s got more than just his own personal
welfare riding on this small-town paper. The last thing he needs is a
pushy woman with a secret in her past and a vicious red pen throwing
all his mistakes and insecurities front and center on his desk. Faced
with an impossible choice, Graham hires Andi, but hopes she’s not
just the last-and maybe worst-in a long line of bad decisions. Saving
the small-town Gazette is the second chance both Andi and Graham
need.


 

But
with bill collectors calling, Andi’s past catching up fast, and the
chemistry between them making work next to impossible, will Andi and
Graham get the second chance they both desperately need? Or will
their demise be the next big headline?

 

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As a teen, Marci Boudreaux skipped over
young adult books and jumped right into the world of romance novels.
She’s never left. Marci lives with her husband, two kiddos, and
their numerous pets. She is a freelance writer appearing monthly in a
variety of local magazines as well as a content editor.
Romance
is her preferred reading and writing genre because nothing feels
better than falling in love with someone new and her husband doesn’t
like when she does that in real life.

 

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Do you love reading romance books featuring people of color?

Sunday, April 29th, 2018
Do
you love reading romance books featuring people of color? Join us on
the Reader Love Tour & Giveaway where
it’s all about YOU. 
Enter
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Participating
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Compared to dealing with the complexities of friendship…climbing the mountain will be the easiest part of the journey for both Eden and Grayson

Saturday, April 7th, 2018
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Just
Friends
by
Elana Johnson
Genre:
YA Contemporary Romance
302
pages
 
Mitch
can’t keep running from his girl problems.

 

 


High
school senior, Mitch Houser, is thrilled to have multiple colleges
recruiting him because of his record-breaking times on the track, but
Mitch hasn’t told anyone the real reason he’s been setting
records.

 

 

He’s
trying to outrun his girl problems.

 

 

He
really hits it hard when Holly Isaacson, the girl next door and his
best friend for a decade, becomes buddy-buddy with Jade Montgomery,
who is Mitch’s latest crush. He wants to move Jade from a girl he
invites to eat dinner with his family to a girl he takes out to
dinner-and maybe kisses afterward.

 

 

So
Mitch runs, and he runs fast. Things progress with Jade at the same
rate they fall apart with Holly. Most days, Mitch can’t change into
his running clothes fast enough. But running from his problems isn’t
a good solution, and Mitch will have to face both Jade and Holly-and
decide which one of them to put into the “just friends”
category.

 

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To
Be Yours
by
Elana Johnson
Genre:
YA Contemporary Romance
242
pages
 
A
girl who’s lost herself and the boy who’s always known how to find
her.

 

 


When
seventeen-year-old Eden Scotson skis to the bottom of a mountain on a
routine trip with her older brother’s best friend, Grayson Young,
they find the lift non-operational and the biggest storm of the
season upon them.

 

 

Unable
to stay in the tiny hut, they decide to make the climb back to the
luxury condos at the top. Along the way, they have to battle the
danger of an avalanche, the elements of wind and snow, and their
feelings for each other. As Grayson deals privately with his mother’s
alcoholism and an absent father, Eden’s grief over her father’s death
nine years earlier is a little more public.

 

 

Compared
to dealing with the complexities of friendship and
more-than-friendship, overcoming grief, and learning how to forgive
old wounds, physically climbing the mountain will be the easiest part
of the journey for both Eden and Grayson.

 

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speculative fiction author and USA Today bestseller under the name
Elana Johnson and an inspirational adult romance author under the pen
name of Liz Isaacson, her work includes the young adult dystopian
romance series Possession, published by Simon Pulse (Simon &
Schuster), Elevated, the Elemental series, the Songs of Life fantasy
series, the Redwood Bay romance series, and the #1 bestselling Three
Rivers Ranch Romance series.
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Suspicious deaths put them in the sights of a ruthless killer…

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Kiss
the Sky
by
MK Schiller
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
 
Love
can move mountains . . .
Strong,
athletic, and driven, Tristan Sinclair is determined to fulfill his
late brother’s wish to climb Pakistan’s K2, the world’s second
highest mountain. He never expects part of the challenge will be
getting along with one of his fellow climbers—or that the greatest
peril may lie beyond the summit . . .
A
passionate, life-long climber, Pakistan born Farah Nawaz is skeptical
of the hotshot from Arizona. But as she and Tristan help each other
conquer obstacle after obstacle, they find they have more in common
than they thought—including a simmering attraction. And when
suspicious deaths put them in the sights of a ruthless killer,
they’ll have to cover their tracks long enough to find out why—and
stay alive for a future together . . .
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In the dark of night, she sits by the warm glow of her computer
monitor, reading or writing, usually with some tasty Italian…the
food that is! She started imagining stories in her head at a very
young age. In fact, she got so good at it that friends asked her to
create plots featuring them as the heroine and the object of their
affection as the hero. She hopes you enjoy her stories and find The
Happily Ever After in every endeavor. M.K. Schiller loves hearing
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Sara will have to choose between the country stars of Nashville or the glittering stars of a Wyoming sky…unless she can find a way to have both.

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Cover Reveal for Silver Star by Lisa Swinton due out May 2018! 

Country superstar Sara Silver has it all: fame, fortune, and a mantel full of Grammys. She also has a string of chart-topping heartbreak songs to go with them—all based on her miserable love life. Now her manager says Sara doesn’t sing with the soul she used to. If she doesn’t come up with another hit album soon, then her label will move on to the next big thing.

Sara heads to a ranch in Wyoming to get back to her country roots and rediscover herself. To keep the press away, she hides her identity and is determined to let nothing distract her. Then she meets Cal: tall, brooding, and all cowboy. Sara falls for Cal and the quiet ranch life, but with each song she writes her time there draws to a close.

Sara will have to choose between the country stars of Nashville or the glittering stars of a Wyoming sky…unless she can find a way to have both.

Lisa Swinton bio: 
Award-Winning Author Lisa Swinton caught the romance bug early by way of fairy tales and hasn’t been able to cure it since. Instead, she feeds her addiction with romance novels and films. In between being a doctor’s wife and mother of two, she occasionally puts her B.A. in Musical Theater to good use via community theater and church choir. In her elusive spare time she enjoys researching her family tree and baking (especially with chocolate). She loves to travel, Jane Austen, and all things Italian. In her next life, she plans to be a professional organizer.
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The Christmas Switch by Laura L. Walker

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Blurb:

STORM CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON

Having been the class clown through most of her teenage years, eighteen-year-old Ashley Sweeney is ready to leave her family, friends, and reputation behind and start a new life in sunny California. But Ashley’s determination to show her dad and stepmom that she can handle herself in the big wide world falls apart when she becomes the victim of a mean-spirited prank. To make matters worse, the one guy she never wanted to see again has come to her rescue.

Collin Nichols wanted to serve an honorable LDS mission from the time he was old enough to know what one was. But when the former high school football star’s missionary service comes to a crashing halt, he’s suddenly the most unpopular guy in Forest Meadow, Idaho. Now, to avoid his parents’ disapproval and awkward stares from people who used to be his friends, he gladly accepts Ashley’s dad’s plea to help him bring her home safely. If only he can get Ashley to see his way . . . and if only he can forget the electric kiss they shared back in high school.

But getting home is only half the battle. Ashley soon is caught up in the craziness of college life and Collin is forced to stand on the sidelines and watch as she receives attention from a returned missionary who seems like the perfect match for her. But when an unwanted visitor from her past shows up on her doorstep, will she need to be rescued once again? And when the storm clouds finally lift, will a new love have formed in the mist?

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Ashley’s dad turned to the police officer. “What about it, officer? May I have my daughter back now?”

“We’ll need to fill out some forms, then your daughter will be free to go.”

“Great.” Her dad abruptly stood and followed the officer to the door, waving at someone from down the hallway. “She’s in here. Come and wait with her while I go sign papers.”

“Sure. No problem,” a deep voice said. Wondering whom her dad was waving to, Ashley stood and turned around. A ghost from her past walked through the door, and her mouth fell open. Standing before her in all his white-toothed, well-muscled, and tawny-eyed splendor was none other than football quarterback Collin Nichols, his thick dark brown hair hidden under a baseball cap. Missionary Collin Nichols.

It couldn’t be. Wasn’t he was serving his mission in New York? “Collin? What are you doing here?”

This was the last thing she remembered before everything went black.

The house and her grandfather could both use some TLC

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Special
Delivery
Mill
Pond #6
by
Judi Lynn
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
 
In
Mill Pond, Indiana, neighbors always look out for each other. And
even though tourists are drawn to the small town’s charms, it’s
the locals who fill it with warmth . . .
Traveling
nurse Karli Redding doesn’t have many fond memories of her aging
grandfather, Axel—or of Mill Pond. But with Axel’s health in
decline and Karli on a month’s hiatus between jobs, she volunteers
to set him up with the help he needs. The house and her grandfather
could both use some TLC. Good thing Keagan Monroe, the very
attractive mailman next door, is always ready to lend a hand…
Not
a lot slips by a mailman, and Keagan appreciates Karli’s dogged
attempts to spruce up the neglected property. Painting, fixing the
sagging porch, delivering a constant stream of casseroles from caring
neighbors—he’ll help however he can, all while keeping his
feelings under wraps. A short-term fling just doesn’t fit into his
schedule. But with each passing day, Karli’s bond with the town
grows a little deeper. Has fate sent her exactly where she needs to
be? Karli’s willing to find out, and the first step is figuring out
the perfect route to Keagan’s heart…
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Special Delivery by Judi Lynn Is an adult Holiday romance at its best. It has some adult situations and minimal swearing. The characters are quirky, though real enough for some to be obnoxious while others are lovable. It is a nice reading that will keep you entertained from page one.

When professional nurse Karli arrives at Axel, her grandfather’s house, she expects to be the only one who’ll help him. Her mother told her that things wouldn’t go well since her grandfather is an obnoxious old coot. So, when she finds there the wonderful, caring and great looking mailman, Keagan, she can’t figure out why he puts up with the old coot. All seems tolerable at first, while she cleans, cooks and paints the dilapidated house, with the help of Keagan and the neighbors who want the house to not be an eyesore in their tourist town. She and Keagan, meanwhile, get a chance to get to know each other, especially, when his friend Brad isn’t trying to make a play on Karli. About when that happens right before Thanksgiving, her two-obnoxious aunts and her uncle show up for their early inheritance.  Life gets interesting.

Special Delivery by Judi Lynn will be well received by romance lovers everywhere.

 

Judi
Lynn

received a Master’s Degree from Indiana University as an elementary
school teacher after attending the IPFW campus.  She taught 1st,
2nd, and 4th grades for six years before having her two daughters.
She loves gardening, cooking and trying new recipes.
 

 

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The silence around us makes my stomach twist…

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

 

16-year-old Eridale Storm must leave the only home she’s ever known and brave the dangers of the unknown wilds to escape capture by Imperial soldiers.
The only safe place is with her mother, who abandoned her to lead the freedom movement when Eridale was just a child. On her journey, Eridale learns that she holds a key role in the confilct between the Empire and the Freedom Fighters. Her choices could lead the people back to freedom or shackle them under the imperial throne forever.
Can Eridale face the heritage that will define the rest of her life?

 

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Melanie is an author, designer, photographer, and flight attendant all rolled into one. She has told stories all her life and finds her passion in sharing the plots that spin through her head. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two dachshund-chihuahua dogs. She loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest that feeds her imagination.

When no one is listening, Melanie loves to belt Broadway songs in her living room and car. Someday she hopes to be on a flight where someone is reading her book.

 

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Scot tugs at my elbow, urging me toward another natural passageway that widens into an open space twice the size of the previous cavern. I stare up at the rounded ceiling above my head. The formation appears natural though the six hollowed openings all around the edges do not. Each of the six openings has a man-made desk situated in it, and each opening looks like it serves a specific purpose. Some have computer screens attached to the wall, others have devices that look like strange ear muffs.

Before I can find out more, Scot leads me down the dimly lit hall to the left. With each step my body tenses. If these people aren’t who they say they are, I’m in big trouble. I scan the area, mentally mapping my surroundings and searching for the best possible escape routes. My fingers tighten on my bow. I take a breath to calm the rising paranoia, telling myself that if they were the enemy, they wouldn’t take a chance leaving me armed.

We turn a corner and enter another cavern. This one is more than triple the size of the first. The whole stinking mountain must be hollow. Several levels of openings, each with their own group of busy people, rise above me to the ceiling nearly forty feet overhead.

My mouth drops open, and my eyes dart around the room, trying to take in everything all at once. On one side of the cave, six computers surround a screen similar to the one Melami used to show Leahli and me the information about Mericon. The people at the computers watch the screen intently, accompanied by a low murmur of voices. Opposite the computers I notice a short passage to another room where, at a glance, I make out all sorts of gadgets and equipment.

On the second level people move around dressed in white coats, and I wonder if they are medicine men and women, or doctors as Tolaree’s textbooks termed them. I turn in a circle, craning my neck to see what is on the third and fourth levels, but my limited height hides them from view.

As I turn, the murmur of voices slows and eventually stops. The eerie silence captures my attention. My gaze comes full circle to meet a slightly older but otherwise mirror-image version of myself. Everything from the petite frame right down to the flaming red hair and violet eyes is the same. My mother, Guinolen Storm.

Now that I regard her in person, I notice the subtle differences between us. Her milky white skin is much paler than mine, and her hair is much tamer and more controlled, with a lot less curl. She’s a fraction of an inch shorter than me, and her mouth is heart-shaped while mine is more oval.

The silence around us makes my stomach twist, and I shift my feet.

Guinolen smiles. “Eridale.”

Her smooth voice holds a lilting hint of an accent. As it sounds across my ears, a thousand brief memories assault me. I remember that voice singing softly in the darkness. I remember it crying as well as fighting. I remember it pledging love to Tanier McClough and later telling me I have a sister. Tears spring to my eyes as these memories flood in, momentarily pushing the harsher feelings back. That lasts for about five seconds before all the longing, sorrow, frustration, and anger return with a vengeance. I swallow hard, working to rein in my tumultuous emotions.

My voice is flat and emotionless when I respond. “Mom.”

 

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Ben does all in his power not to fall for the only woman he has ever loved

Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Defending
Hannah
Delta
Force Defenders Book 1
by
Jennifer Becker
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
 
Ben
“Midas” Gates is the leader of his Delta Force team and is
leading a mission to shut down a known terrorist working out of
Panama and rescue hostages. When he arrives he discovers the mission
is anything but easy and becomes even more complicated because he
knows one of the hostages. It was a woman he had been in love with
growing up and ran away from thirteen years ago. 

 

The
mission isn’t a complete failure but the team discovers someone set
them up to fail and they don’t take failure as an option. With the
aid of Hannah who has inside information on their terrorist and who
may know who set them up, Ben does all in his power not to fall for
the only woman he has ever loved.


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the age of 12 and my first book at 16. I love reading anything
romance and I have a deep love for history. All my stories are about
people who come from all different walks of life but all want to love
and be loved.
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Pistols and Poplin. Five brand-new sweet Western novellas by five of your favorite authors!

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

 

 

 
USA Today bestselling author Kirsten Osbourne knows how to write romance. Each book is an experience that transplants the reader, indulging them in decadence, intense emotion and sweeping love.
 
Hailing from the state of Wisconsin, she has lived in Texas for over thirty years as a mother, writer, and wife. Married to the love of her life for more than fifteen years, she knows that true love exists and shares that vision with the world.
 
She writes contemporary and historical romance as well and also ventures into the realm of paranormal romance. She invites you to join her in her world of fantasy, love, and make believe, no matter the location, where there is always a happily ever after at the end.

 

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Amelia C. Adams is the author of
twenty-five sweet Western romance novels, the mother of four children, and the
eater of chocolate cake and tacos. Many tacos. Too many tacos to count. Because
cheese. And meat. Meat and cheese.
She has hit the Amazon bestseller list
three times and has the screenshots to prove it. Even though she’s only been publishing Westerns for two years, she plans to do it forever and ever, or
until the cows come home, whichever happens first. She credits her own pioneer
heritage for this new interest, and is glad that she doesn’t have to wear
twelve petticoats to be considered modest. 

 

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Peggy L Henderson is an award-winning, best-selling western historical and time travel romance author of the Yellowstone Romance Series, Second Chances Time Travel Romance Series, Teton Romance Trilogy, and the Blemished Brides and Wilderness Brides Western Historical Romance Series. When she’s not writing about Yellowstone, the Tetons, or the old west, she’s out hiking the trails, spending time with her family and pets, or catching up on much-needed sleep. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Along with her husband and two sons, she makes her home in Southern California. 

 

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Carra Copelin is an award winning and Amazon Best Selling Author in contemporary and historical romances but, unlike
so many other authors, didn’t write from childhood or read long into the night
beneath the covers with a flashlight. She found romance novels as an adult.
After reading about a million, she discovered numerous people residing in her
head, all looking for a way onto the printed page.
She’s a member of Romance Writers of
America and Past President of Yellow Rose Romance Writers, plus she regularly contributes to romance blog, Smart Girls Read Romance. She is a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution and The Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

 

Carra and her hero live in North Central Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex where they enjoy family and
their three beautiful grandchildren. In addition to writing and researching with her fabulous critique partners, she enjoys playing Bridge, working on crochet projects, and tracking down relatives through genealogy.    
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A transplanted Scot, Margery now lives on a lake in Canada.
Although she grew up as far away from the old west as possible, she’s always had a love affair
with the men and women who settled the untamed land west of the Mississippi.
Glued to TV westerns like Maverick, Rawhide and Gunsmoke, and reading stories
of Annie Oakley, Roy Rogers and Rin Tin Tin, it was only natural that when she started writing, she wrote what she loved to watch and read. When she’s not writing or travelling in search of the perfect setting for her next novel, you can usually find her wielding a pair of knitting needles or a pool cue.
  
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“Five brand-new sweet
Western novellas by five of your favorite authors!
Mail Order Miller by
Kirsten Osbourne
No one wants to employ
Doris Miller, and no man is interested in her. Traveling two-thousand miles
across country to marry a stranger may seem strange to some, but it’s the
answer to her troubles.
Harvey Butler’s children
are the scourge of the town of Salmon, Oregon. When one of the women of the
town insists he needs a bride, he’s certain he could never find someone willing
to marry him. When he receives a response from Doris Miller, he’s convinced it
will be a marriage of convenience, and they will simply coexist. Will Doris be
able to change his mind about his future?
The Risk and the Reward by
Amelia C. Adams
Sybil James has worked her
way up and is now employed as the ladies’ maid for Lady Douglas, a wealthy
woman of distinction. When Lady Douglas decides to travel to America to visit
her son, she gives the girl a chance to see the world and experience things she
could only dream about before.
Grant Douglas is enjoying
his life as an American businessman, all the while knowing that he’ll
eventually return to England to run the family estate. Circumstances force his
hand early and he must drop everything to set things to rights–one of those
things being the stewardship of a lovely young ladies’ maid who finds herself
without a home.
Two very different worlds
collide . . . two hearts must decide what it is they most want.
Emmeline: Bride of
Arkansas
by Carra Copelin
Emmeline Weidner was left
at the altar by her intended. Seeking to heal her bruised feminine ego, she
moves in with her sister. While learning to cope with her new life, she
discovers she isn’t content to live the life of a spoiled society woman. Can
she let go of her newfound independence when the right man comes along?
Lincoln Bass returns to
Flat Rock Point, Arkansas a year after the accident that almost cost his life.
His former employer has asked him for help at the lumber mill. He is
apprehensive, but feels he owes the man who saved his life. Then he crosses
paths with the most delectable, yet bewildering female he’s ever encountered.
In His Thoughts by Peggy
L. Henderson
Assigned to a position in
the newly formed Yellowstone National Park, life seems like it couldn’t get any
better for Ben Ferguson. But patrolling for poachers is fraught with danger,
and he soon finds his future looking bleak. Images of a blue-eyed guardian
angel are the only thing he has to pull him from the edge of death.
Crazy. Worthless.
Demon-possessed. Clara Youngblood has been labeled many things by people who
cannot understand the challenges she must confront every day within her own
mind. When all seems dark, a glimmer of hope appears in the form of a retired
soldier.
Ben and Clara wouldn’t
have chosen the circumstances that brought them together, but they soon
discover their importance in rescuing each other.
The High Stakes Bride by
Margery Scott
Chloe Taggart has one
goal—to leave Rocky Ridge as soon as possible and see the world. She has no
intention of ever being under a man’s thumb, and she has no desire to spend her
life cooking and cleaning when she could be sailing the Pacific or touring
ancient Greek ruins.
Even though Austin Hayward
is content with his life on his ranch, it would be perfect if he had a wife to
share it with. Unfortunately, there is only one woman he’s interested in
marrying—Chloe Taggart. Chloe and Austin have known each other for years, but
she’s never looked at him as anything more than a friend.
When Chloe’s father loses
his diner to Austin in a poker game, Austin makes her a proposition—her father
will get his diner back, and Austin will get Chloe.”
 
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Random
Facts:
1.     I absolutely have to check
my email first thing in the morning. It’s a compulsion—if I don’t do it, I
can’t function.
2.     I tend to write all my
books at the very last second. I don’t know why. I keep trying to get more
organized . . . it hasn’t worked yet.
3.     Yes, I have worn my bonnet
in public, and not just on Halloween. Bonnet likes outings.
4.     Ice water is the most
perfect beverage ever. With lots and lots of ice.
5.     I would rather take naps
than almost anything else in the world.
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Mr. Withers sat across from them, a
stack of papers spread out for easy access. He first read all the parts of the
will that pertained to Grant, and then he read the parts that pertained to
Sybil. He then took an envelope, passed it across the table to Sybil, and
advised her to visit the bank after leaving his office.
“You deducted the money spent on me
in America, I’m sure?” Sybil asked as she tucked the envelope into her
reticule.
“Actually, I’d like you to consider
your time in America as a gift from me,” Grant said. He felt terrible about
everything that had happened, and if he could ease his conscience in any way,
he would do it.
She turned to him with eyes of fire.
“I beg your pardon?”
“Please, it’s a gift. You deserve the
full sum of your inheritance.”
She sat up a little straighter. “Do
you mean to tell me that I’m to consider the clothing and the stay in the
Palace Hotel a gift? Lord Douglas, that might be one of the most offensive
things anyone has ever said to me. No respectable woman, whether high bred or
low, would accept such personal things from a man. It’s insulting and
demeaning.” She pulled the envelope back out and tossed it at him. “I
respectfully request that you remove the appropriate amount of money from that
envelope, sir.”
Grant was thoroughly taken aback.
“Honestly, Sybil, I had no idea—”
“Miss James will suit, Lord Douglas.”
Her voice was so cold and her eyes were so hard, he had no reasonable choice
but to open the envelope and withdraw some of the money. He couldn’t remember
all the sums, so he made a guess and passed the envelope back to her. “Thank
you. Now I believe I’ll be on my way.”
 
 
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Monday, October 16th, 2017
DESPERATE
BRIDE
by
A.S. Fenichel

Genre: Historical Romance


Pub
Date: 9/26/2017
 

 

An
unexpected promise . . . an everlasting passion.
An
accomplished musician, Dorothea Flammel has refused more proposals
than any London debutante; her only true love is her music. Dory’s
shimmering talent and beauty have long been adored from afar by
Thomas Wheel, an untitled gentleman who can only dream of asking for
the hand of a nobleman’s daughter. But when her father, the
insolvent Lord Flammel, arranges for Dory to marry a lecherous Earl
in order to pay off a debt, she runs to Thomas—and proposes
marriage to him.
Eloping
to Scotland saves Dory from a disastrous fate, but what is for her a
mere marriage of convenience proves more passionate—and more
complex—than either imagined as rumors, scandal, and buried
emotions come to light. And when a vengeful challenge from a drunken
and embittered Lord Flammel puts Thomas’s life on the line, will
the fragile trust between husband and wife be enough to save them
both?

 
 
A.S.
Fenichel
adores
writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a
little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her
perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up
all night to finish a good story. Originally from New York, she grew
up in New Jersey. She now lives in the southwest with her real life
hero, her wonderful husband. When she is not reading or writing she
enjoys cooking, travel, history and puttering in her garden.

THE
REUNION
by
Sara Portman
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub
Date: 9/26/2017
 
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.
John
needs a wife capable of smoothing his beloved sister’s introduction
into society. But though Emma happily grants him his freedom, her
fiery beauty and resilient spirit hold him captive. In fact, John has
no intention of letting her go. Her fate is now in his hands, but
will her heart be safe there as well?

 
Sara
Portman

is an award winning author of historical and contemporary romance. In
addition to being named the 2015 winner in the Historical Category of
the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest, Sara has
been a finalist and winner in several other writing competitions. A
daughter of the Midwest, Sara was born in Illinois, grew up in
Michigan, and currently lives in Ohio. In addition to her writing
endeavors, Sara is a wife and mother in a large, blended family.

 
 
 
 
 
LADY
BE GOOD
by
Heather Hiestand
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub
Date: 9/5/2017
 
When
exiled royalty and espionage combine, expect a romance as bold as the
1920s . . .
Olga
Novikov is a princess without a throne. Her fiancé and her family
slain in the revolution, she flees Russia and finds herself working
as the head of housekeeping at London’s luxurious Grand Russe
Hotel. It’s a far cry from the glamour of her former life, but
she’s grateful for the job—until a guest forces her to question
where her loyalty lies. The charming nobleman challenges her at every
turn—and arouses dreams of romance she thought she’d abandoned
forever . . .
Douglas
“Glass” Childers is living a double life. On the surface, he’s
the indolent Viscount Walling, but in truth he’s an intelligence
agent searching for a Bolshevik weapons master. The coolly beautiful
and headstrong housekeeper is a distraction he doesn’t need—unless
she’s the key piece in the puzzle he must solve. Trusting her could
be dangerous—but loving her is an undeniable temptation . . .

 
Heather
Hiestand was born in Illinois but her family migrated west before she
started school. Since then she has claimed Washington State as home,
except for a few years in California. She wrote her first story at
age seven and went on to major in creative writing at the University
of Washington. Her first published fiction was a mystery short story,
but since then it has been all about the many flavors of romance.
Heather’s first published romance short story was set in the
Victorian period and she continues to return, fascinated by the rapid
changes of the nineteenth century. The author of many novels,
novellas and short stories, she makes her home in a small town with
her husband and son and supposedly works out of her tiny office,
though she mostly writes in her easy chair in the living room.

 
 
 
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starting over can be a complicated business

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Jaded:
Luke
Laurel
Creek Series #1
by
Hildie McQueen
Genre:
Contemporary Western Romance
 
Haunted
by PTSD and a failed marriage, Luke Hamilton returns home to Laurel,
Montana. Going home isn’t an easy fix, but it beats ending up in
prison or dead. At first the familiar surroundings and open land seem
to set things right, but soon his old demons rear their ugly heads
and he realizes it’s the wrong time to enter any relationship. 

 

 


Leah
Morgan’s experience in the corporate world has prepared her to
prosper her father’s ranch in Montana. She knows everyone expects
her to fail, but nothing will stop her from turning the ranch around
and selling it to the highest bidder – especially not a rancher.
The quicker she closes the deal, the sooner she can get out of Laurel
and move on with her career.

 

 

But
when Luke and Leah cross paths, they both discover that starting over
can be a complicated business.

 

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author Hildie McQueen loves unusual situations and getting into
interesting adventures, which is what her characters do as well. She
writes romance because she is in love with love! Author of Romance in
Highland historical, Western Historical and contemporary, she writes
something every reader can enjoy.

 

 


Most
days she can be found in her pajamas hiding from deliverymen while
drinking tea from her David Gandy coffee mug. In the afternoons she
browses the Internet for semi-nude men to post on Facebook.

 

 

Hildie’s
favorite past-times are romance conventions, traveling, shopping and
reading.

 

 

She
resides in beautiful small town Georgia with her super-hero husband
Kurt, an unruly boy Chihuahua Pepito and a spoiled rotten girl
Chiweenie named Lola.

 

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Happy to canoodle with him no strings attached—until her heart changes the rules

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
KISSES
SWEETER THAN WINE
by
Heather Heyford

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Pub
Date: 8/29/2017
 

 

When the
town of Clarkston, Oregon, welcomes Captain Sam Owens home from the
service, Sophia “Red” McDonald is first in line. The sassy
psychotherapist has known Sam since they were kids, and the grown-up
Sam is darned near irresistible. With his abs of steel and those
gorgeous hazel eyes, he could have any woman he wanted. Naturally,
Red is thrilled when he takes her hand . . .
She’s a
modern woman, happy to canoodle with the sexy soldier, no strings
attached—until her heart changes the rules. Suddenly, after months
of casual hookups, Red finds she wants more. She longs to possess Sam
body and soul. But his warrior’s heart was wounded long before he
joined the service. As a therapist, Red has ways of making him talk.
Only if Sam opens up and spills his secrets can they finally have
everything their hearts desire . . .
 
 
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Heyford is the author of contemporary romances set in the wine
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The hardest thing they’ll ever do is to take a chance on love . . .

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
A HERO
TO LOVE
Changing
Tides #2
by
Gail Chianese

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Pub
Date: 8/22/2017
 

 

A military
police officer on the verge of a new beginning. A beautiful woman
devoted to her career and her dream of putting down roots. The
hardest thing they’ll ever do is to take a chance on love . . .
Navy Chief
Master at Arms Jackson “Jax” Faraday is at a crossroads. He has
to decide whether to reenlist or get out while he’s young enough to
make a difference in the civilian world. Either choice could mean
leaving behind his girl: his K-9 partner, Bella. But when she’s
injured during a training session, Jax’s only concern is making
sure she’s okay.
As the Navy
base veterinarian, town local Risa Reynolds is right where she
belongs: close to her parents in a farmhouse full of animals—with
room to grow. She’s seen enough to put military men are on her “not
happening” list, because they always leave.
But when a
tall, hazel-eyed sailor arrives in her clinic with his dog in his
arms, Risa finds herself falling hard. And all kinds of rules will
get broken when Jax, a man who sticks to the straight and narrow,
learns that there’s no predicting the twists and turns of the heart
. . .
 
 
 
Gail Chianese’s love of reading began at
the tender age of three, when she’d make her grandpa read Fourteen
Country Rabbits over and over and over again (and correct him when he
skipped parts). While she’s branched out over the years by reading
mystery, women’s fiction, and urban fantasy, she always circles
back to romance in the end. That’s probably because she’s married to
her real life hero. Her wonderful hubby has served in the US Navy for
the past twenty two years and he’s done things he can’t tell her
about. But it doesn’t stop her from being extremely proud of him
and the sacrifices he makes for her, his family, and his country.
He’s also uber-supportive of her dreams and of their three
children. Living in Mystic, CT and a member of Connecticut Romance
Writers of America, Gail loves to hear from readers.
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He’ll Never Let You Go…

Friday, September 8th, 2017
Pretend You’re Safe
by Alexandra Ivy
Genre: Romantic Suspense
He Sees You
First came the
floods. Then came the bodies. The victims—strangled, then buried
along the shores of the Mississippi—have finally been unearthed,
years after they disappeared. He remembers every satisfying kill . .
. each woman’s terror and agony. But there’s only one he truly
wanted. And fate has brought her within reach again . . .
He Knows You
Jaci Patterson was
sixteen when she found the first golden locket on her porch. Inside
were a few strands of hair wrapped around a scrap of bloodstained
ribbon. Though the “gifts” kept arriving, no one believed her
hunch that a serial killer was at work. Now Jaci has returned home .
. . and the nightmare is starting once more.
And He’ll Never
Let You Go
Back then, Rylan
Cooper was an arrogant deputy sheriff convinced that Jaci was just an
attention-seeking teen. It was a fatal mistake. There’s a murderer
in their midst, someone determined to settle old scores and keep
playing a twisted game. And it won’t end until Jaci is his forever
. . .
“Alexandra Ivy
gives readers a nice balance of romance and suspense in her
fast-paced, well-plotted novel.” –Kat Martin, New York
Times 
bestselling author
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bestselling author of romantic suspense,
paranormal and erotic romance. She has also written Regency
historicals under the name Deborah Raleigh. A five-time RT Book Award
Finalist, Ivy has received much acclaim for her Guardians of
Eternity, ARES Security, Immortal Rogues and Sentinels series. She
lives with her family in Missouri and can be found online
at AlexandraIvy.com.
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Life together out west might be beyond anything either of them had dared to imagine

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
Seeds of Intention
Hesse Creek Series Book 2
by Andrea Thome
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Is
it more important to have roots, or wings?

 

 


Garrett Oliver has
just settled into his job as heir apparent to one of the most
renowned master gardeners in the country. After a difficult few
years, he’s found a home and a renewed purpose at a famed resort in
the secluded Smoky Mountains. The stars seem to be aligning for
Garrett as he plans a future with his college sweetheart and
envisions a simple life with her in the mountains of East
Tennessee.
 

 

Willow Armstrong, fresh off a painful breakup, is
coming home to Knoxville to care for her ailing father. She finds
herself in the right place at the right time, landing a dream job
alongside Garrett—as his boss. As they are thrown together by their
work, an undeniable magnetism grows between them, despite the fact
that Garrett is ready to start a future with someone
else. 

 

 

Circumstances persist in drawing them closer, and
an unexpected opportunity in Colorado prompts Willow and Garrett to
wonder if a life together out west might be beyond anything either of
them had dared to imagine.
 

 

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a former broadcast journalist, having covered both sports and news
during my career. (That’s how I met my husband; I interviewed him on
MLB opening day in 1995, and the rest is history.) I temporarily
retired when we had our children, so I could be home with them
full-time while they’re young. We have a fourteen-year-old daughter,
a nine-year-old son, and two cats that we spoil rotten. 

 

This
seemed like the perfect time in my life to jump back into doing
something I love; writing and telling stories. No one was more
surprised than me when I ended up with 65,000 words in my lap last
spring! I called it Walland, and it was published in August of 2016.
My second book, Seeds of Intention will be published on September 5,
2017, and as we speak, I’ve started to write a new book, the third in
the Hesse Creek Series. 


 

In
my spare time, I love photography and travel, preferably at the same
time. My novels are inspired by favorite places I’ve traveled, each
of which have left vivid footprints on my imagination. I believe a
book can be steamy and sexy, while still keeping it classy. I also
love to infuse my characters with great senses of humor. 


 

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Falling for the enemy is an act of treason . . .

Saturday, August 26th, 2017
KNIGHT
QUESTS
by
C.C. Wiley

 

Genre: Historical Romance


Pub
Date: 7/25/2017
 

 

For
a Knight of the Swan in 15th century England, falling for the enemy
is an act of treason . . .
Orphaned as a young
girl, Brigitte de Marnier has learned to live by her instincts. Which
doesn’t explain why she accepts protection from a soldier in the
service of the enemy crown. But something about Drem Ap Dafydd has
her leaning into his strength, and surrendering to his intoxicating
kiss, even knowing he is duty bound to destroy her . . .
As a newly
appointed Knight of the Swan, Drem is eager to prove his allegiance
to the English crown in the battle against France. But in his
sheltering arms, beautiful Frenchwoman Brigitte arouses in him
another instinct—to love, honor, and protect. Then Drem discovers
his beloved has a price on her head and he must choose between his
vow—and his heart’s desire . . .
 
 
 
C.C. lives
in Salt Lake City with her high school sweetheart of over 35 years
and their four wacky dogs. When given a choice, she prefers a yummy,
well-written, historical or contemporary romance that is chock-full
of hope, love and a Happy Ever After. She believes there are
wonderful courageous characters waiting for someone to tell their
story. It’s her hope that each adventurous romance she writes will
touch the reader and carry them away to another place and time, where
hopes and dreams abound.
 
 
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Her Prince Charming might just be the one she’s known all along

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Chicks Dig the Accent
by Roxanne D. Howard
Genre: NA Romance, Modern Day Fairytale
Molly
Ivers has always known she’d marry a foreign man with a delicious
accent. Six months ago, in a night of unbridled passion, Molly gave
her virginity to her friend and sexy-as-can-be neighbor, rocker Evan
Castle. Unfortunately, thanks to his swarm of constant groupies,
things didn’t work out, but they remained friends. Now, after
having just broken up with her boring, run-of-the-mill right-wing
boyfriend, Sean, she’s on the verge of finishing her graduate
degree and moving to Paris. She is desperate to shake things up–and
find that sexy foreign man.

 

 


She’s
had a crush on Nicholas Sullivan, her British professor, for as long
as she can remember. So when opportunity comes knocking to spice up
her appearance in the form of a French life coach, she hires Jean Luc
Dubois to help her let her hair down and become more Parisian and hip
to reflect the person she is within. Thanks to Jean Luc’s magic,
she starts to catch her hunky English prof’s eye, but the more time
she spends with Evan, the more she begins to realize that her Prince
Charming might just be the one she’s known all along.

 

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U.S. Army veteran who has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and
English. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen
King. Also, she is an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and
marine biology geek. Roxanne resides in the western U.S., and when
she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and
children. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and encourages you
to contact her via her website and social media.
 
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