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.
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
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?
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.
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.
nightmares about my dad’s car crashing or my sister’s tiny face
vanishing in a window of red. No, not anymore. Now when I sleep I
fall into an expanse of frozen wilderness, the other life I’ve
one I’ve lived with him.
experiences vivid dreams from a past-life she lived in the 1800s with
her husband Robert and their children in the wilderness of the
Michigan Territory. Much like her own mother grieving the man and
child she lost, Anna can’t simply let go of the memories that haunt
when she runs into Robert in this lifetime, a whirlwind of their past
lives—and deaths—rocks her modern world to the core. What will
she be willing to risk to spend every lifetime with Robert?
the twists and turns of “repeating” their lives over and over
through time, Anna must sacrifice everything for a glimpse of
Ann Ward is an award-winning fiction author with a background in
journalism and mass communications. She is also the former Senior
Editor of Champagne Books. Her love of books started at the age of
three, and she’s been addicted ever since. She’s published six novels
with her seventh and eighth on the way (SEE a YA paranormal by
Evernight Teen in June 2017 and GLIMPSES OF WILDERNESS a YA romance
by Inkspell Publishing in December 2017) and has written several
more. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, singing, baking designer
cakes, bowling and dreaming. She’s married to Joe (who also happens
to be her publicist) and they have 4 sons whom they adore, and a
granddaughter who is the love of their life. They make their home in
the small fishing community of Bayou La Batre, Alabama.
“I kissed Edward Wolverton once. It
was everything it was supposed to be—and then some… maybe I’ll kiss him again.”
TV Producer Bea Douglas’s last confession to her former business partner and ex-best friend wasn’t meant to tempt the fates. She’s eager to escape the hypocrisy of the television industry and years of hiding her faith for the convenience of other people. Edward Wolverton may be hot, smart, and funny—but he’s also two steps out of rehab with a self-proclaimed allergy to Christianity.
But after a club night turns violent, Bea loses her sense of self while Eddie teeters on the edge of relapse. Their connection to each other is the only certainty. To
be together, each will have to let go of past pain and have faith in a love that never fades.
Off Script is an uncommon story of the power of love and resilience to bring people together in a society that does its best to tear them apart.
Liv Bartlet is the pseudonym for writing partners Becca McCulloch and Sarah McKnight, who have been building worlds and
telling stories together for more than a decade. They’ve logged hours of behind-the-scenes movie and TV footage and challenged each other in a friendly Oscar guessing game every year this millennium. Lifelong Anglophiles, their Monkey & Me world sprang to vivid life on a trip to London that included divine pastries, sublime art, and a spectacular pratfall in the British Museum.
Becca is a professor, a scientist, and a secret romantic who insisted their first order of business in London was a meandering five-mile walk to see Big Ben. She lives with her husband, children,
and an ever-expanding roster of pets in Logan, Utah.
Sarah is an Army brat, an Excel geek, and has a lot of opinions on the differences between science fiction and fantasy. She lives with her cat, Sir Jack—who is featured prominently on Liv’s Instagram —just outside Salt Lake City.
kingdom in danger. A prophecy that will change everything. But will
they understand it in time? The old world is gone, and barely even
histories remain. But something from that time is returning. The
closing lines of a farewell poem, written centuries ago by the last
great king of the age to his slain wife, might be more than just a
world and all its light shall fade,
stay with her beneath the shade
wait until the world’s remade…
us in this epic fantasy adventure as three friends plunge into the
great mystery of their age, twelve centuries in the making. A
mysterious fog blankets the forest just outside the sleepy town of
Suriya. A dark plot unfolds as Durian and his friends discover ties
between a strange wanderer and the warlike barbarian kingdom far to
the north. Are the mysterious things happening in the forest a
prelude to invasion? What happens next will propel Durian and his
curious friends into the middle of the oldest riddle in the history
of their kingdom, a dozen centuries old.
book is safe for kids of all ages. If you’re looking for something
that’s written in the traditional style of Lord of the Rings but set
at a faster pace, then this book is for you. The Banished Lands
introduces you to a brand new world of mystery and intrigue.
Combining elements of fantasy romance, coming of age, and the epic
struggle of good versus evil, The Banished Lands series will deliver
on your expectations. Join us in this fantasy adventure quest in
which three ordinary friends find themselves in the middle of
two to the epic Banished Lands saga. Join the continuing adventure as
Durian and Pallin make the long trek toward the Banished Lands as
Sheabor and the others unveil a startling plan for the survival of
the Eastern Realm. But mysterious forces working in the shadows
threaten to unravel everything they’ve accomplished.
two of The Banished Lands has a lot more Fantasy Romance. I believe
in writing fantasy books for kids, young adult and adults alike. This
book would be rated PG-PG13. This book combines the best of high
fantasy, fantasy romance, and coming of age.
three of the epic saga. The alliance has won a major victory. A
breath of fresh air. But things begin to unfold as Sheabor pushes to
extend the alliance to Kester and the Bearoc, whose relationship has
grown strained. Sheabor’s plan may lead to war, not with Corcoran but
against the very members he seeks to unite. Find out what happens in
this fast paced installment of the Banished Lands series.
three of The Banished Lands series has a lot more Fantasy Romance. I
believe in writing fantasy books for kids, young adult and adults
alike. This book would be rated PG-PG13. The Banished Lands series
combines the best of medieval fantasy, fantasy romance, and coming of
epic finale to The Banished Lands saga. Everything has been building
to this. Corcoran has landed and all his minions with him. Will the
Windbearers finally take back their powers? Has the alliance acted in
time to save the free peoples of the world. Find out what happens in
the thrilling close of The Banished Lands saga.
love writing that inspires. Foundational to the human spirit is the
love of a good story. A good story makes you yearn to live your best
life, to fight for things worth fighting for, and be swept away in
heroic events. I’m not one for shock and awe, but a story that builds
slowly, using mystery, suspense and adventure to draw the reader
along. I hope you’ll check them out! Currently, these books are
the brink of death, Cassidy DiRocco demands that New York City’s
master of the supernatural, Dominic Lysander, transform her—reporter,
Night Blood, sister, human—into the very creature she’s feared
and fought against for months: a vampire. The pain is brutal, she
could lose the career she’s worked so hard to achieve, and her
world will never be the same. But surviving is worth any risk,
especially when it means gaining the strength to fight against
Jillian Allister, the sister who betrayed Dominic, attacked Cassidy,
and is leading a vampire uprising that will destroy all of New York
City . . .
she awakens, however, Cassidy realizes the cost of being transformed
might be more than she was willing to sacrifice. But if Cassidy hopes
to right the irrevocable wrongs that Jillian and her army of the
Damned have wrought on New York City, she’ll need to not only
accept her new senses, body, and cravings, but wield them in her
favor. Irresistible and enigmatic as Dominic is, he no longer has
command over the city or its vampires. Only Cassidy has the
connections to convince the humans, Day Reapers, and the few vampires
still loyal to Dominic to join forces. And maybe, if Dominic can
accept her rising power over the coven he once commanded for the past
several hundred years, the two of them together might forge a bond
more potent than history has ever known. . .
week, Cassidy DiRocco had some influence over the vampires that stalk
the streets of New York City. She was never completely safe, but with
her newfound abilities as a night blood and her honed instincts as a
crime reporter, at least she had the necessary skills to
thanks to the injuries she sustained while saving her brother from a
fate worse than death, she’s lost her night blood status just as
another crime spree hits Brooklyn. Dozens of people are being
slaughtered, and each victim bears the Damned’s signature mark; a
will need the help of all her allies to survive the coming war,
including the mysterious and charismatic Dominic Lysander, Master
Vampire of New York City. But as his rival’s army threatens his
coven and his own powers weaken with the approaching Leveling, even
Dominic’s defenses might not be enough protection.
nothing left to lose, Cassidy must find the power inside herself to
save Dominic, his coven, their city, and survive.
DiRocco knows the dark side intimately–as a crime reporter in New
York City, she sees it every day. But since she discovered that she’s
a night blood, her power and potential has led the dark right to her
doorway. With her brother missing and no one remembering he exists,
she makes a deal with Dominic Lysander, the fascinating master
vampire of New York, to find him.
needs the help of Bex, another master vampire, to keep peace in the
city, so he sends Cassidy to a remote, woodsy town upstate to
convince her–assuming she survives long enough. A series of vicious
“animal attacks” after dark tells Cassidy there’s more to
Bex and her coven than anyone’s saying. That goes double for fellow
night blood Ian Walker, the tall, blond animal tracker who’s supposed
to be her ally. Walker may be hot-blooded and hard-bodied, but he’s
hiding something too. If Cassidy wants the truth, she’ll have to
squeeze it out herself… every last drop.
a journalist, Cassidy DiRocco thought she had seen every depraved
thing New York City’s underbelly had to offer. But while covering
what appears to be a vicious animal attack, she finds herself drawn
into a world she never knew existed. Her exposé makes her the target
of the handsome yet brutal Dominic Lysander, the Master Vampire of
New York City, who has no problem silencing her to keep his coven’s
Dominic offers Cassidy another option: ally. He reveals she is a
night blood, a being with powers of her own, including the ability to
become a vampire. As the body count escalates, Cassidy is caught in
the middle of a vampire rebellion. Dominic insists she can help him
stop the coming war, but wary of his intentions, Cassidy enlists the
help of the charming Ian Walker, a fellow night blood. As the battle
between vampires takes over the city, Cassidy will have to tap into
her newfound powers and decide where to place her trust…
Johnson is the author of the Night Blood series. She graduated
magna cum laude from Lycoming College with her B.A. in creative
writing and psychology. While still earning her degree, she worked as
an editing intern for Wahida Clark Presents Publishing. She was a
copyeditor for several novels, including Cheetah by Missy Jackson;
Trust No Man II by Cash; and Karma with a Vengeance by Tash
Hawthorne. Book #1 of the Night Blood series, The City Beneath, is
her debut novel. When she isn’t writing, Melody can be found hiking
the many woodsy trails in her Pennsylvania hometown or sunning and
swimming at the beach.
Cowboy Romance with an Urban Fantasy Twist
Tara Christiano slid the pretty romance novel down from the shelf at
the local bookstore, she never suspected that her life would be
turned upside down. It isn’t just any ordinary book. It can predict
the future. Specifically, Tara’s. And when her future becomes
intertwined with a handsome new face in town, she anxiously awaits
each new page that is revealed, hoping Beau will become her love
Bremor came back to Brooksdale, Texas to help his brother get back on
his feet after the loss of his wife. Helping on Daniel’s ranch is one
thing, but the well-being of his little niece, Dixie, is in the
forefront of his mind. She needs a mother and Daniel needs a wife.
When Beau reunites with his former high school crush, a scheme
formulates. But, can he keep his objective in mind while he’s falling
head-over-heels again for the beautiful and witty Tara, whom he is
trying to set up with his brother?
paranormal author of eclectic tastes, Sheritta Bitikofer has a
passion for storytelling. Her goal with each book is to rebel against
shallow intimacy and inspire courage through the power of love and
soulful passion. Her biggest thrill comes when she presents love in a
genuine light, where the protagonists not only feel a physical
attraction to one another, but a deep emotional (and dare we say
spiritual?) connection that fuels their relationship forward into
something that will endure much longer than the last pages of their
novel. A devoted wife and fur-mama to two shelter rescue dogs,
Sheritta’s life is never dull. When she’s not writing her next
novel, she can be found binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix,
being creative with her husband, playing with her shelter rescue
dogs, or painting at a medieval reenactment event.
is suicidal in a world where evil vampires are in the early stages of
taking over. The Master has lived too long and can’t find a reason
to face another day. Nasty vampires are feeding on vulnerable mortals
and causing chaos. Years ago he trained valiant sheriffs and expects
them to defend the humans but they are being overrun. Piers Anthony,
the author, is now a vampire. He spends his days attempting to get
the Master to snap out of it and to defend the humans, without losing
12-year-old girl is a rare hybrid, half human and half vampire; she
was conceived the normal way, with her mother a mortal and her father
a vampire. Jenny is slowly discovering that she may be a blood
wizard. She’s already an accomplished vampire killer and can cast
spells, but an underground figure has noticed the girl. Some believe
that she might be the one of legend that tips the scale toward
Alexander and his vampire German shepherd stand and fight for
the red sheriffs be overrun? Will Michael finally get the courage to
ask out the sheriff?
Hearts of Fire continues with more adventure, more romance and plenty
of fighting. Jenny tries to find herself; she ventures out in search
of training to become a better wizard and help save the world.
Dracula is happier than he’s been in centuries but he’s now aware
that big trouble is on the horizon. Things become even more
complicated for Moon Diamond, the vampire cat. Humor abounds in
Hearts of Fire.
along for the adventure with Dracula, Piers Anthony, Jenny, Michael
and Lauren, Alexander and his German shepherd vampire dog Tessy,
90-year-old Annie and her new pet and even Keith. And of course the
Siamese cat Moon Diamond. Did I mention zombies?
his daughter Jenny and wife Allison, Moon Diamond and Piers Anthony
are all off to Egypt for another epic adventure. Jenny seeks a
powerful book to keep it out of evil hands but a witch already has
her sights on it.
revelations and romance. It’s all in Dracula: Hearts of Magic. And
a peek into Dracula’s origin.
strange is happening in the Big Apple and it’s not good.
Wolf-vampire hybrids are killing people and they may even be a match
is sixteen and dating, or at least trying to but it’s not easy with
the king of vampires for a father. And how do you discipline a
4-year-old wizard? Are there evil vampires out trying to kidnap
Dracula’s daughter has a showdown with a witch as the spells fly.
J. Gallant is a best selling author who has written over a dozen
books, mostly fantasy but some mystery as well. He has written the
“of Knights and Wizards” series, Olivia Brown Mysteries, and the
Dracula HEARTS series. He writes seven days a week and has written
over a million words, some of them pretty good. Gallant has two cats
that he dearly loves who get him up at five every morning, Sun-Jade
(tabby) and Moon Diamond (Siamese).
“of Knights and Wizards” series involves a coming-of-age tail of
a young boy accidentally transformed into a sorcerer, and he must try
to become adept in order to save his kingdom, and so far, things are
not going too well.
DRACULA HEARTS series (book 5 to be released in February/March 2018.
In the first book Dracula is in a deep depression and must snap out
of it if he is to help save the Big Apple from the evil vampires.
Romance, humor, adventure and magic in a nice mix.
virtual reality surpasses people’s wildest dreams, many struggle to
remain in the real world. Sixteen-year-old Ari has watched the
financial and emotional cost of virtual reality addiction for years
as her father continues barely existing in a VR coma. Unfortunately,
her only option to help her family escape poverty is if she studies
the one subject she hates and fears: virtual reality
her misgivings, Ari soon develops a rare talent that makes her
question everything. Now she must hide her ability or risk becoming a
priceless commodity that governments and corporations will fight,
steal or even kill to possess. As officials tighten the shackles
surrounding Ari, she rebels against her imposed future and searches
for a way to save those she loves. Yet, running proves impossible,
when the government is always one click away.
Browne graduated from Arizona State University with her BS in
Psychology. She finds it helps to corral those voices in her mind and
put them to paper. Her debut novel, A DEMON RISING, came out in
August 2017 with Black Opal Books and book two in the series, UNHOLY
SUNDERING, is due out 2018. An avid reader and writer, she has a soft
spot for fantasy with a touch of romance. Despite her love for food
and traveling, she always finds her way back to Phoenix, Arizona with
her husband, children, and pet dog.
Today, we have Sci Fi author Kayelle Allen, visiting with her book Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire
In this scene from Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire, the not-quite-human Six offers water to the immortal king, Pietas.
Six slid their canteen off over his head and held it out to Pietas.
Accepting anything from a human, an altered one at that, had violated every instinct at first. To take from an enemy, yes. Always. Let one give you something as if you needed it? Admit a weakness before an enemy?
But this was Six.
Pietas took it.
Ultras could go days without water, but they consumed it when they had it. He wiped one dusty hand across his mouth. The satisfaction of assuaged thirst never failed to please. What simple things in life brought pleasure! In captivity, he’d dreamed of even a drop to cool his tongue. He’d sworn he’d never take water for granted again.
Six had offered it to their companions during the climb, but the entire lot refused anything a mortal’s lips had touched. Yes, Six was a quasi-immortal. A dead human soldier who’d been resurrected and enhanced with Ultra blood. A “ghost.” But to the others, that gave him even less status.
Pietas wavered on few things, but on this? Should he call the man human, mortal, quasi-immortal, or ghost? He’d elected to choose as the mood struck. But one in particular annoyed Six.
“Thanks, ghost.” He thrust the canteen against Six’s chest.
Staggering, he swore in Spanish. “Find another name for me.”
“Tell me your mortal name then.”
“You know I can’t.” Six scratched his cheek. “Gotta protect my family. If your kind knew who they were, they’d slaughter them. You wouldn’t, but them?”
Now they were getting somewhere. “So you do trust me?”
“Pi, there’s more honor in your left big toe than your entire race combined.” He tipped up the canteen but then paused. “No offense.”
“None taken. But we’re stranded, my friend. Unless a miracle happens, by the time we get off this world, your family will be long dead.” He added, “No offense.”
Six finished his drink and plugged the canteen. “None taken. Sorry. Can’t do it.” He lifted the strap back over his head and settled it onto his shoulder, the canteen at his back. “Seriously, Pi, your people hear you call me you-know-what, it’ll give away I was Ghost Corps. We both know what they’ll do to me.”
Forged in Fire…
Love Romances Cafe Best in Science Fiction/Futuristic Nominee When the immortal Pietas is marooned on a barren world with no food and few survival tools, he knows it could be worse. He could be alone. But that’s the problem.
Half a million of his people sleep in cryostasis, trapped inside their pods and it’s up to Pietas to free them. He can’t release one at a time. It’s all or nothing. He’s facing over five hundred thousand hungry, thirsty, homeless immortals who will call on him for rescue and he has no way to answer.
It’s not all bad. The beautiful telepathic warrior he’s loved for lifetimes is at his side. He’s bonded with a sentient panther. He hates humans but the one dumped on this planet with him has become a trusted friend.
Before Pietas can build shelter, figure out how to grow food, or set up a government, he must take back command from a ruthless enemy he’s fought for centuries. His brutal, merciless father.
Immortals may heal, but a wound of the heart lasts forever…
Warning: Contains angst, humor, sweet romance, betrayal, vengeance… and a ginormous, sentient panther who wants to be Pietas’s “kitty.”
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 . . .
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 . . .
Schiller is a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world.
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
fans of Twilight and A Shade of
Vampire comes a new addiction impossible to put down.
like Riverdale meets Big Little Lies meets Romeo and Juliet, but with
if you can’t trust your own family?
parents are ruining her life. As if their constant bickering and
embarrassing behavior wasn’t bad enough, they’ve forbidden her
from hanging out with her crush just when a flirty new girl moves to
their block. Strangely enough, Robyn’s parents look the other way
when her big brother breaks curfew… even after a local girl’s
the neighborhood on high alert, strange sightings are on the rise and
the accusations begin to fly. Between her brother’s nighttime
excursions and her parents’ odd behavior, Robyn starts to worry
that the killer may be living under her own roof. In a town where
neighbor has turned against neighbor, deciding whom to trust with her
dark fears could be a matter of life and death…
and Blood is the first book in a fun and frightening series
of romantic paranormal mysteries. If you like terrifying thrills,
flesh and blood characters, and vampires without the sparkle, then
you’ll love Willow Rose’s tale of suburban terror.
wish my parents were immortal bloodsucking vampires,” said no one.
not Robyn who is struggling being the only human in a house filled
with vampires. Can she keep it a secret that she knows what they are?
Meanwhile Jayden’s family is revealing secrets of their own and
nothing is as it seems in Shadow Hills anymore. .
can they trust?
and Fire is the second book in a fun and frightening series
of romantic paranormal mysteries. If you like terrifying thrills,
flesh and blood characters, and vampires without the sparkle, then
you’ll love Willow Rose’s tale of suburban terror.
a neighborhood like any other. Except it is not.
the surface lures so many secrets that the teenagers of Shadow Hills
fear for their lives.
knows her friend’s parents are strange supernatural beings, but what
can she trust?
and Beauty is the third book in a fun and frightening series
of romantic paranormal mysteries. If you like terrifying thrills,
flesh and blood characters, and vampires without the sparkle, then
you’ll love Willow Rose’s tale of suburban terror.
all started when the boy next door made her hear music—inside her
head. All the time.
didn’t think things could get worse. But then one hot summer, her
best friend Kane O’Reilly decides to tell her how he really feels
about her. Music inside her head? That’s nothing compared what
only turn stranger when she and her lab partner Frankie Melmack begin
a project to prove the existence of the Vatra u Krvi—a race of
people tied to the mythical Phoenix. Add in a neglectful mother and a
magic ring, and the insanity that defines Jude’s life is pretty
surges across the Nevada desert, and the best and worst parts of Jude
Gallagher’s life collide as myth meets reality. In the middle of
the chaos, she begins to hear more than just music. And she has to
just maybe… she really is crazy after all.
Firebloods is the first book I’ve ever taken out on tour. Based on the legend of the Phoenix, this book is probably one of my favorites. All of my books are very character-driven rather than plot-driven, and this book is sort of an interactive read, where my main character, Jude Gallagher, draws readers right into the story, up close and personal. She’s a seventeen year old girl whose father was brutally killed in a wildlife attack five years ago. Her mother has never recovered from his death, sinking into a clinical depression and staying there to this day. So Jude has fended for herself since she was 12. She’s a gifted pianist, but she hasn’t played a note since her father’s death. But she’s full of an inner-strength she doesn’t recognize, and this has allowed her to overcome her obstacles.
Enter her gang of friends: These four people are Jude’s rock. They’ve been there for her when her mother hasn’t, and she wouldn’t have survived without them. Let’s break them down:
Kane O’Reilly is very confident, but not cocky. He’s gorgeous with distinctive dimples, jet black hair and emerald green eyes, all of which attract a lot of female attention, but Jude stole his heart ages ago over an alphabet assignment in kindergarten. He’s waiting for her to realize that she loves him. He’s into motorcycles and cooking, and he has a huge secret he’s never shared with these four friends.
Jonas Cameron has known Jude since toddlerhood when their mothers commuted together during nursing school. Strong and trustworthy, athletic and kind of a little teddy bear with a wild heart, this blond-haired, blue-eyed boy is always there when Jude needs a friend. He’s really like a brother to her.
Devan Parker is Jonas’s girlfriend. She’s a cheerleader with a thing for fashion. Spontaneous, fun-loving and always ready for some excitement, she’s never afraid to speak her mind, which sometimes gets the rest of them into a bind. Her carefree attitude balances Jude’s much more conservative personality.
Frankie Melmack is the genius in the bunch. Frizzy, flyaway hair and glasses, she’ll likely graduate from college within six months of graduating from high school. For all her education, she’s a firm believer in the supernatural, which is a paradox. She and Jude have been friends since 7th grade when they were thrown together as lab partners. Currently, they are working on a summer project to prove the existence of the Vatra u Krvi, aka Firebloods- a race of people purportedly created with Phoenix blood. This project opens the door to a mythical world neither girl ever imagined.
We can’t forget about Rylin McDowell- a red-headed, hazel-eyed Irish boy who somehow makes Jude hear music inside her head. He’s a mystery she can’t quite figure out. But she will.
Hays developed a love for young adult fiction while teaching high
school English literature. She writes fantasy sci-fi and
dystopian–all with a twist of romance. She is best known for The
Arrow’s Flight Series (Breeder,
The Archer, Master),
a YA Christian dystopian, which includes The
Scent of Lilac,
an Arrow’s Flight Novella nominated for a RONE award for Best
Novella of 2016, and A
Heart of Flesh (the
first NA in the series). Her short story “Edge of a Promise”
is featured in the collaborative anthology PREP
Currently, she is working on two more novellas for Arrow’s Flight as
well as the Firebloods
series based on the legend of the Phoenix. Look for book 2, Scorch
Dark Mirror Image, Book four of my standalone Royal Romance Series, is fresh out of the press. Enjoy the darkish and beautiful story of two faraway kingdom with the most unusual problem.
King Keban didn’t realize that gazing upon Princess Arianne was punishable by death. Saldil was the kingdom that piqued his curiosity, and the sole reason he had accepted this visit. Her brother, the king, gave him another option—Now he will return home to Perjha with the princess as his wife. He wonders at the turn of events, but only for a small moment. After staying there for a night, filled with hair-curling cries and dreadful noises coming from her brother’s chamber, he could never leave her in that place…not even for his kingdom.
Arianne liked King Keban the moment their eyes met. She is no longer so sure when her brother announces that Keban demanded to marry her, or he would attack Saldil. Who is this man with two faces? And why won’t he tell anyone that they are married? She will have to keep both eyes on this king and this most unusual arrangement.
Anna del C. Dye Bio:
Anna was born in the extreme South along some famous beaches. She moved to the USA to marry her husband Rodney and has resided in Utah since then. Her husband, a native of Idaho, met her in her hometown. They fell in love and she came to Utah on Christmas Eve to be married two weeks later. They are the parents of three princes and a princess.
Early on in her life she showed an affinity for sewing and took classes that rewarded her with the opportunities of doing costuming for the cast of four musicals, a pioneer play and the elves clothe for Utah’s own Fantasy Con, which she enjoyed immensely. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Anna lives in Taylorsville Utah.
Some of Anna’s writing recognitions:
She received the Editor’s Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry and had her article entitledA New American Motherpublished by Desert Saints Magazine. A short story entitledAmerine—Fairy Princesswon a prize before it was published by Kalkion Magazine. (Now it is published as an e-book under the title Emerine’s Nightmare.) Other articles about family and relationship have been published frequently in the MOMS CLUB of Salt Lake Valley-West. Her short story The Flu Case also won a price.
Anna, has published 7 fantasy books on her Elf series and received two awards there. Her love story was published by Deseret Book in the anthology entitled Angels Round About by July C. Olsen. Another of her articles was included in the book Mother’s Message in a Bottle, edited by Tyler Hayden and published by Ninbus Publishing.
Anna’s new A Royal Romance series came alive in Feb 2015. It started with “Once Upon Two Kingdoms.” Her latest book in that series is Dark Mirror Image, published Feb 2018. She has received two awards for this series.
Jacoby , Rebekah Dodson , Desiree L. Scott , Kevin J Kessler,
Reminicky, A. Nicky Hjort, Aubree Lane, Janae Keyes
wonderful group of authors and guests has done it again!
have 8 novellas in our Winter 2017 Anthology, five of which are
EXCLUSIVE to the set. This unique collection will only be available
for 90 days – so be sure to get your copy while you can!
you love cozy contemporary tales, paranormal surprises, or magic
filled fantasy, you won’t be disappointed. The set tops out at over
200,000 words, but each is bite sized – just right for a car, train
or plane ride this holiday season.
A Holiday Tradition: A Collection of Winter Tales your travel
companion this year!
Jacobey brings us Christmas
(Sweet Christmas, book 2). Read in order OR as a standalone – Life
isn’t always sweet, even for girls named Candy.
Dodson thrills us with a SET EXCLUSIVE in Room
a college romance! In the bitter cold of winter term, romance abounds
that threatens to destroy best friends.
L. Scott has a NEW suspense romance In the Vail Lodge Trilogy – Trapped
on Vail Mountain!
Read in series OR as a standalone – can Nina and Rob survive the
mountain when both nature and man are against them?
fantasy author Kevin J. Kessler, enjoy The
Winters of Alnora!
EXCLUSIVE to the set, this magical adventure will not be sold
individually until next year! A New Dark Angel shall be born, and the
world shall tremble at her feet.
Remenicky adds a Fairfield Corners Novella with Last
Read in series OR as a standalone – all Brent wants for Christmas is
his Jojo back, will he get his wish?
Nicky Hjort brings to life a NEW Norn Novella that is EXCLUSIVE to
the set as well! Where
Ebon Sounds Like Ivory
(Norn Novellas Book Two) can be read in series or as a standalone.
During Winter Solstice, a Fate Sister discovers her mother’s grave
empty and, employing an enchanted harp, upsets the balance between
life and death!
the talented Aubree Lane, we have a heartwarming tale that will be
EXCLUSIVE to the set this holiday! Sparks are bound to fly when
mistletoe decks the halls of The
last, but not least, from Janae Keyes – You get one wish, what do you
wish for? One
Wish: A Christmas wish
will be EXCLUSIVE to the set this year!
who knows me could tell you, I am a friendly kind of person, never
met a stranger and take up conversations any where at any time. I
work hard, and my mind never seems to shut down, as I wake up often
in the middle of the night with ideas pouring out and demanding to be
dealt with. Of course that means much of my books were written in the
middle of the night.
grew up and still live in the great state of Texas where everything
is bigger, where we have warm weather and a central location. I love
my state, my town, and my family, which includes my four sons, my
significant other, and many friends as well.
have thoroughly enjoyed writing the books that are currently
available and hope you will enjoy reading them just as much. And of
course, there will be many more stories to come.
is a prolific word weaver of romance, fantasy, and science fiction
novels. Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, The
Surrogate, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand alone novels,
and her upcoming YA novel, Clock City. She has been writing her whole
life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H
Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with
the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background
including education, history, psychology and English, she currently
works as a college professor by day and a writer by night.
have been writing since I was sixteen years old and love to write
both horror and romantic suspense. I think there have been many
influences within my life that has set me on the path that I can not
help but walk. A few of those names consist of Karen Rose, Lisa
Gardener, Nora Roberts, Cynthia Eden, Catherine Anderson, Laura
Griffin, Andrea Kane, and Lisa Jackson, just to name a few. This list
by no means defines by own writing but they have indeed influenced my
desire to live outside of my own world and to create the thrill of my
dreams. I live on 40 + acres in the SHOW ME state with my six year
old daughter, with the wonderful addition of four dogs and a handful
of chickens. The weather is unpredictable, but the surrounding beauty
of the country helps my creativity as I sit on my top deck with my
laptop and coffee close by.
J. Kessler lives in Orlando Florida, where he owns the White
Dragon Podcast Network, which puts out weekly podcasts on a variety
of topics from Walt Disney World, to movies, television, comic books,
video games and more.
lifelong geek, Kessler can often be found at the many theme parks and
local attractions in Orlando.
developed the story for Rosinanti as a sophomore in high school,
sixteen years before the book’s release.
an early age, Kessler has been an avid reader, often found lost
within the magical worlds found within the pages of fantasy novels.
was always my dream to create such a world of my very own,” he
said. “Even as a kid when my friends would want to play Power
Rangers or X-Men, I would always create a new Ranger or Mutant rather
than portray an established character. There is power in creativity!
Creativity breeds creation!”
Remenicky is a wife and mother of two fur kids. A payroll
professional by day, she writes out the stories in her head by night.
avid reader all her life, she finally put pen to paper (or fingers to
keyboard) during NaNoWriMo in 2012 and has never looked back. When
she’s not typing away on her latest story with music playing in the
background, she can usually be found spending time with her family
is originally from Arlington, Texas- the second of five siblings, all
of whom have strong creative talents. She currently lives in coastal
central California where she practices medicine as an Ob/GYN. In
between being a lovingly devoted mother and delivering babies, she
writes stories that cross multiple genre lines- from Sci Fi to high
fantasy, but all of her stories have thriller and strong romantic
components. And for her clever reader, all of her manuscripts are
subtly connected to each other, with their purpose to explore all
facets of Love and Light. She likes to say that her stories write
themselves, and in the process, often write her, or at least the next
version of her hoping to emerge. A lover of all the arts, A. Nicky
Hjort hopes her stories might inspire you to find your inner creative
for her heroes- they are as varied and eclectic as her choice of
narrative genres, but when pushed to list her favorite influences,
she would say James Patterson, Barbara Kingsolver, Patricia Cornwell,
Dean Koonntz, Gene Roddenberry, Shel Silverstein, Suzanne Collins,
and Walt Disney.
is a true story teller. This award winning author has been writing in
one form or another for most of her life and has loved every
lives in the beautiful foothills of Northern California with her
husband, two wonderful sons, and a super special peek-a-poo named
Tanner. When not managing the pooper-scooper, Aubree can be found at
one of her favorite vacation spots ranging anywhere from Lake Tahoe
motto: Write Until Your Butt Hurts, And Your Eyes Are
and her husband enjoy the harvest of their seasonal garden and
relaxing in the paradise they created, called home.
and raised in the California Bay Area, Janae Keyes is an
American mom, wife, and hopeless romantic living in Europe. She loves
to explore various cultures coming together through the magic of
love. Residing in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium, with her husband and
daughter, Janae loves to share her passion for romance with others.
Romance. Portals. And war. Perfect for fans of The Mortal
Instruments, Red Queen and Twilight.
if there was another you, living in another world?
year old, Dezaray Storm is blamed for the death of her parents, hated
by her brother and secluded from her friends, but that doesn’t stop
her from believing in magic.
of the future, mysterious cloaked figures and a handsome stranger
with the ability to teleport, lead to Dezaray tumbling through a
portal and into another world where she is mistaken for its most
powerful sorceress and saviour.
in a twisted turn of events, the true sorceress ends up lost in our
world, wandering the streets of England with a broken device and the
whisper of forgotten magic to guide her. The realm of Coldivor is on
the brink of war, its enemies grow restless and its shadows have
eyes. Only the true sorceress can help tip the scales in their favour
and the two girls must trade back before their 18th birthday when the
war that could shatter both realities, will rage.
a tale of misguided and powerful heroines, finding yourself in the
midst of chaos and discovering secrets laid to rest, read AT WATER’S
EDGE, a young adult epic fantasy that readers are comparing to
Cassandra Clare, Sarah J Maas and Victoria Aveyard.
Long ago, in the realm of Coldivor, its people – the Coltis – spoke their own language. After years of growth and mixing with humans (the Corporeal), they began to merge both English and Coldivian. Though the English language is mainly used today, the Coltis incantations and a few other terms remain in their native tongue. Below is a mini translation guide for some of the Coldivian terms, you are likely to come across in the first three books of The Water Rushes series.
Be dry (direct translation: no more wet)
Incantation for suspended water sphere
Live on in memories
Elev nos senaremdos
Today Bestselling Author & a citizen of the world; S. McPherson
was born in England, moved to Saudi Arabia when she was five then on
to Dubai at the age of seven. S. McPherson briefly lived in Scotland,
she is originally from Jamaica and her mind is often far, far away in
lands people have never heard of.
McPherson has always loved writing in all its forms and at the tender
age of eight, she dreamt of being a member of the next big pop group
where she could sing and write songs all day. When that inexplicably
fell through (how could she not be the next Beyonce??), she moved on
to poems, scripts and eventually novels.
met many different people – imaginary and real – along her travels,
S. McPherson has a vast array of characters buzzing in her head
bursting to be let loose on a page or two of fantasy.
compare him to David Eddings and Brandon Sanderson.”
this prequel to the epic fantasy series The Triadine Saga, we follow
the Elven Princess Rozlynn as she struggles with her role in The
Prophecy and what she must do to keep the world from falling into
is a story of love and conflict, personal growth, and freedom to
choose your own destiny. The world of Elves, Dwarves, and humans, is
inexorably tied to magic, wizards, and dragons, as the battle of good
versus evil, light versus darkness, wages on.
Rozlynn make the sacrifices and the choices necessary to ensure that
The Prophecy stays on the right path? Will her sister, the Elven
Queen, prevent her from making her own choice? Will Rozlynn’s love
for an Elven Hunter betray her and lead her astray?
us and find out this and much more, in Prophecy’s Queen.
thousand years has passed since the war which nearly destroyed the
world. Elves, Dwarves and men have become isolated and distrustful of
one another. Evil once again grows strong and threatens to send the
world into darkness forever.
the twins really The Children of Prophecy? Is their quest to recover
the Triadine an impossible task? Will the world fall into darkness
under the control of the evil wizard Khollaran?
epic fantasy adventure quest, with world building like Jordan,
Goodkind or Eddings. Twists and turns, intrigue and magic, wizards,
dragons and more.
this continuation of the epic fantasy The Watcher’s Keep, the battle
between good and evil continues. Goblins are growing in strength and
boldness, venturing into the world to battle both men and dwarves.
The elves continue to be locked away in seclusion allowing caution
and betrayal to guide them to their destiny.
last dragon grows in power as his ancestral memories awaken,
challenging the Dark Wizard for domination over the evil forces in
the world, while building his own kingdom and establishing himself as
the supreme deity.
twins — Peter and Alexandra — continue to battle through one
challenge after another to understand their role in The Prophecy and
assemble the missing pieces of the fabled Triadine, a weapon of
unequaled power, which is the only means to defeat the Dark Wizard
and his growing army.
continue to be driven by greed and power, fortune and arrogance, and
alliances shift with the blowing winds.
will come out on top? Will the Children of the Prophecy fulfill their
destiny, or will darkness overcome light and plunge the world into a
thousand years of pain and suffering.
In this continuation of
the epic fantasy series–The Triadine Saga–Peter is
desperately in love with the beautiful Lady Olivia. After rescuing
her from the Goblins and the Brotherhood of Khall, he is hopeful that
she will return his love, though she believes she owes her salvation
to another man.
Alexandra has been
captured by the Gaerwitch, a Wiccan Sorceress who can be either
friend or foe. She was instrumental in assisting Princess
Rozlynn in Prophecy’s Queen, which ultimately led
to the birth of the twins and the death of Alexandra’s mother.
The separate armies of
the Pulat, Al-Ashal and the Dark Wizard grow stronger every day, as
the world grows closer to another Great War pitting good versus evil
for domination of the world.
The great Dragon Lord
Barak wields expanding power over thousands of disciples who wish
only to return to a time when the Dragon Lords ruled the world.
As the armies of men
come together in the inevitable battle for power between the Kingdom
of Aren and the Free Cities, who will prevail?
Will the Children of
The Prophecy get the chance to fulfill their destiny, or will evil
destroy light and plunge the world into a thousand years of darkness?
have always had a passion for writing, and a special place in my
heart for Epic Fantasy. Inspired by others who have paved the way for
this genre, I have many stories to tell, and plan to bring them all
started going to a fantasy world in my mind many years ago, and the
adventures of Peter and Alexandra were my escape from the harsh
technical world all around me. The twins were enthusiastic,
energetic, eager to go out and explore their world, and willing to
take on any challenge necessary. I have often said that I travel to
the Upper Aren and come back and write about it, and I really do feel
that way at times.
own eclectic interests fueled the twin’s activities, as I have done a
little of everything in my life. I suspect it’s because of my adult
attention deficit disorder, and a need to try everything at least
hope you enjoy the adventures of my characters and they become a part
of your lives, as they have long been a part of mine.
alluring, and a little dangerous, Melissa Hewitt’s boss can barely
manage to acknowledge her. But there is something about Leander
Garrett that makes him impossible to ignore. He is not the only thing
plaguing Melissa’s thoughts, however; a huge panther, as black as
night, pursues her relentlessly through her dreams.
winter turns into spring, Leander’s chilly demeanor begins to thaw,
but danger prowls through the mountains, and Lee has a secret that
lurks beneath his elegant clothes and rippling physique. Something
that compels him to reject what he desires the most.
he learn to see the good in himself and finally allow his heart to
love, and be loved in return?
An engrossing and captivating tale of romance, Moondance will keep
you enthralled to the very last page.
K. Hopkins lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary,
Canada, with her husband, two kids and one dog. Originally from South
Africa, she holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the
Univerity of South Africa.
Ally Kincaid returns to Rock Creek,
Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a
quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with Matt
Gentry–her father’s foreman–instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy
drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding
beneath his cowboy swagger.
When tragedy strikes, will building
tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the
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love can save her from certain death. Too bad, she doesn’t believe
in love . . .
Bette Dautry comes to him, seeking his protection, Guardian Rollin
Casteel suspects the mysterious beauty has an ulterior motive. Unable
to resist her seductive charms, he soon hungers to mark her as his.
Only Bette disappears before he can sink his teeth into her tender
flesh, leaving Rollin with one mission: to find her—and to claim
her. . . .
seduces Rollin intent on conceiving his child, believing the
mother-child bond to be the only kind of love she can sustain—the
only kind of love that can keep her alive. But she never expects to
feel so much for her strong and silent lover. Then she discovers
Rollin is none other than the heir to the Balinese throne—a man too
noble—too dear—to play a role in her dark scheme. A man she would
willingly die for, if only he would set her free. . . .
survival means surrendering everything . . .
Navarre Casteel wakes from a long sleep to find the vampire city he
rules forever changed and his future in the hands of a mysterious
beauty who offers her life for his. Fiery-haired Cat survives his
feeding, fueling Navarre’s body and mind—as well as his suspicion
that she is one of the Forbidden—a lethal mix of vampire and human
blood. Yet that doesn’t stop the throb of Navarre’s desire, the
feeling that she is destined to be his mate, to hell with
consequences. . . .
solitary fighter sworn to protect the children in her charge, Cat
never expects to feel so much for Navarre in the face of his savage
feeding. Which is why his offer of protection is nearly her undoing.
For how can she let down her guard when she has always walked alone?
But Cat has never faced an enemy like the one she faces now, never
felt such a powerful need to surrender to the force of love . .
streets are a battleground for humans, vampires, and demons
alike—where survival is a skill, love is a weapon, and the most
dangerous act is to care for another . . .
is an assassin devoted to Lady Arianne, the last of her royal
bloodline. He is sworn to protect her, and that means eliminating any
threat to her life. But while on a mission, he is set upon by a pack
of demons, barely escaping with his life.
lives by a set of rules so rigid she no longer knows her true self.
But her kind and loving nature resurfaces when she finds a man,
bloodied and dying. Moved to help him, she risks her future and her
life to save a stranger far below her aristocratic station.
attraction to each other is as powerful as it is forbidden. But even
as their love grows, Keir keeps his true identity a secret—and this
lie is not the only threat to their love . . . or their lives.
have returned, a vengeful enemy waiting to strike. Soren and Faith
must find a way to survive the evil and darkness.
spur of the moment vacation, meant to free her and boost her spirits,
has left her lost on the streets of Paris. And apparently, Paris is
populated with something more than just humans. Vampires, suave,
seductive and oh so sexy, and one such warrior vampire has set his
sights on her.
When Soren hears Faith’s terrified
screams, he rushes in and saves her life without considering the
consequences. Two problems: one, she’s a human and clearly aware of
his vampire qualities, and two, the men who attacked her were not men
at all, but demons. Their target, his beloved underground city of
Balinese. He can never let Faith go home again, but can she learn to
love his people. . .love him?
Jen Colly is
the rare case of an author who rebelled against reading assignments
throughout her school years. Now she prefers reading books in a
series, which has led her to writing her first paranormal romance
series: The Cities Below. She will write about anything that catches
her fancy, though truth be told, her weaknesses are pirates and
vampires. She lives in Ohio with her supportive husband, two kids,
one big fluffy dog, and four rescued cats.
the loss of her brother, actress Harmony Jones struggles with daily
life. Landing the lead role on the hit faith based living history
show, 1700s Life, might be the perfect way to reconnect with her
faith and be her big acting break.
of hiding his strong faith and convictions to get secular roles,
David Hawkins jumps at the chance to play the curate on 1700s Life.
It’s the perfect vehicle to spread God’s word.
Banes’ career needs an image makeover, so he accepts the naval hero
role on 1700s Life. Getting away from his overbearing mother is an
added bonus. His true hope is to learn to speak his mind instead of
always fading into the background.
a scripted love triangle between Harmony, David, and Elliot becomes a
real life love triangle, Harmony must make a difficult decision. .
She hoped to find her wavering faith, she didn’t count on finding
love as well. If that was her only obstacle, the role would be a
breeze. Unfortunately, there’s an on-set spy intent on causing
drama. Can Harmony see through all the lies and secrets to the truth
in her heart, or will she end up falling for the wrong man?
ZENK was born in Minnesota, grew up in Florida, lived briefly in
Tennessee before finally settling in Colorado. She graduated from
Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL with degrees in Secondary
Education, English, and Creative Writing. She is married to a
Mathmatician/Software Engineer who complains about there not being
enough “math” or info about him in her author bio. They
live in Arvada, CO with their young daughters, 1 dog, and 1 cat.