Archive for June, 2017

The Last Wife of Attila the Hun

Friday, June 30th, 2017
The
Last Wife of Attila the Hun
by
Joan Schweighardt
Genre:
Epic Fantasy, Historical
 
Two
threads are flawlessly woven together in this sweeping historical
novel. In one, Gudrun, a Burgundian noblewoman, dares to enter the
City of Attila to give its ruler what she hopes is a cursed sword;
the second reveals the unimaginable events that have driven her to
this mission. Based in part on the true history of the times and in
part on the same Nordic legends that inspired Wagner’s Ring Cycle
and other great works of art, The Last Wife of Attila the Hun offers
readers a thrilling story of love, betrayal, passion and revenge, all
set against an ancient backdrop itself gushing with intrigue.

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Is Ethan Smith friend or foe? Enemy or lover?

Friday, June 30th, 2017

 

 

When she was in Paris, Kimberley Montpetit spent most of
her souvenir money at the La Patisserie shops with their beautiful and
delicious pastries. She grew up in the fabulous city of San Francisco, loves all
things chocolate, and now lives in a small town along the Rio Grande with her
engineer husband and three sons.

 

She once stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland and
didn’t sleep a wink, sailed the Seine in Paris, rode a camel in the ancient
world wonder of Petra, shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, and spent the
night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria.Kimberley also writes Award-winning Middle-Grade novels with Scholastic and
Young Adult novels with Harpercollins under the name, Kimberley Griffiths
Little.

 

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After being left at the altar on her wedding day,
businesswoman Allie Strickland returns to her hometown to heal her broken heart.
But Heartland Cove County is a small town of Victorian homes and quirky,
gossiping citizens.
Grieving the trauma of her ex-fiancé’s betrayal and overwhelmed by her clingy
mother, Allie rents the first available house she can find. But on the very first
night, Allie’s peace is violated by an unexpected intruder who breaks into the
house while she’s taking a bubble bath. An intruder using an alias with old
ties to Heartland Cove.Forced by unusual circumstances to share the same rental house, Allie’s
suspicions of the man grow—even as she finds herself attracted to him. But is
Ethan Smith merely a magazine freelancer on assignment—or an undercover spy for
the mayor who wants to ruin the charming town by running a new highway through
for his own profit?Is Ethan Smith friend or foe? Enemy or lover?
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It was
the perfect day for a wedding. After months of trying on wedding gowns,
ordering invitations, and searching every bridal boutique in Toronto for the
perfect shoes, Allie Strickland was ready to walk—maybe even run—down the aisle
of the church and into Sean Carter’s waiting arms.
          That morning Allie had taken her big
fat red marker and made an X on the calendar.
“Mrs. Sean Carter, here I come,” she
whispered as she capped the pen and tossed it inside a packing box. 
During five years of dating, she and Sean had
gone through grad school together, first jobs, saving money, and now Sean was
climbing the ladder to become a partner with Learner & Associates Law Firm.
She sent a text to Sean and then stared out
the window in an effort to settle her nerves. With her brother Jake at the
wheel and the car full of her mother, her sister Erin, and best friend Marla on
their way to the Episcopal Church, Allie went over her luggage in the trunk,
packed for fun, sun, and the beach.
Three bikinis; red, black, and purple.
Slinky dresses for candlelit dinners.
Five pairs of shoes, including a pair of
running shoes.
Lingerie and toiletries.
She couldn’t wait to get on that plane to Bermuda tomorrow and leave work and
stress and family behind.
Seven perfect days with Sean. Finally,
finally, finally.
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A cruel prank nearly claims her life

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Claudette Melanson
writes dark fantasy in Kitchener, Ontario with four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper,
Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
with a BA in English, BS in English Education and an MA in Literature.
Harboring a deep admiration of vampires since the age of five left her with the desire to eventually become one, and now fuels the creation of her favorite paranormal characters. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many stories playing out inside her head.
In her very scant spare time, she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading
vampire stories…along with other genres of great fiction, as well as riding
every roller coaster she encounters in both her hometown and away at signings.
An advocate for good health and ketogenic eating, her favorite foods are
bulletproof coffee, cashew-flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and
almond, coconut or cashew flours.Future dreams include a cabin boasting a roaring fire, isolated inside a
snow-filled wood in the Yukon—the perfect writing spot—and the completion of
dozens of future novels and stories. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic and loving bunmom,
she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.

 

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When a cruel prank
nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue.
Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay
away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced
she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their
hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

 

If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre,
physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to
fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and
the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of
her own mother’s lies—become obstacles in Maura’s desperate quest for the
unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.

 

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Maura being pursued in a dark alley
There weren’t any doorways in which to hide down this stretch of
alley, and I’d realized, once I’d started toward the restaurant, it was
deceptively longer than it had seemed upon first inspection. Every time I turned
around, the space behind me was empty, as it had been the last five times I’d
jerked my head around, certain I’d catch a glimpse of whomever I knew had
to be there. I was about halfway through the narrow, dark walkway now, my skin
consumed by the cold-running chill of fear.
Maybe I should call Caelyn? *No, Maura,* I stubbornly told myself,
*you’ll scare her to death. You’re probably imagining it.* I could envision the
near hysterics at the other end of the line and ruled that option out
completely. Besides, I was almost at the other end. If anything
should happen at this point, I was sure someone would hear me scream. Wow…I
really didn’t want cause to scream… I rubbed my hands over my arms in an effort
to calm, comfort and warm myself.
I tried to put myself at ease by telling myself anyone who smelled
as good as this guy could be no homeless drug addict. And if he meant me harm,
wouldn’t he have made his move before I’d gotten this close to the crowded
street? As I inched through the last quarter of the alley, I took in a deep
breath, just to catch one last whiff of whatever scent this guy was wearing. I
tried to store it in memory, so I could try to find some to give Ron—and
myself—as a Christmas present.
“You know I’m here, don’t you, Maura?”
My legs felt like cooked spaghetti, and it was all I could do to
keep from collapsing in utter fear, right there on the sidewalk. Though the
deep, male voice was smooth and beautiful…it still should not carry across the
night in the syllables that made up my name.
My brain fumbled around inside itself for a reasonable
explanation. One of the teachers must have been at the library? A far more
rational part tossed out the thought that even if one of the
teachers from my school was the mysterious, sweet-smelling man in the alley, he
had been lurking around, not allowing me to catch a glimpse of him. And I just
couldn’t propose any way that could be a good thing.
Then, my brain tossed out the oddity that this person, whoever he
might turn out to be, had stalked me, frightened me, made me doubt my own
perceptions, only to let me get so close to a place of safety? He’d cruelly let
me believe I’d soon be in a well-lit restaurant, only to take it away when I
thought I was home free. My ever-increasingly volatile temper flared white-hot,
burning away most of the fear I’d felt. I irrationally whirled to face whoever
he may be, infuriated by the twisted way he’d kept me rooted to the edge of the
darkness at the very last moment.
 
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Code Nane Scorpion

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

 

When Trevor Willis offers Dani Carpenter her dream job as director of a new camp for children, she is thrilled. Dani intends to keep Trevor, a family friend, at arm’s length. But her heart changes toward him as they team up to protect Ady, the young daughter of a kidnapped scientist. 
 
After Trevor testifies against the son of Don Francisco Morales, a major supplier of heroin into the United States, Morales (aka the Scorpion) targets Trevor in a personal vendetta to destroy his reputation and then destroy everyone Trevor loves. 
 
With Ady tucked away in a secure location, Dani and Trevor embark on a chase that takes them from the forests of the Pacific Northwest to the jungles of Mexico. They must stop the Scorpion before he strikes again.

 

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Born in Illinois, Donna Fuller has lived in a variety of places and currently resides in Butler, Pennsylvania. At times she feels like a
ping pong ball—bouncing from coast to coast and back again. Her grandchildren bring her the greatest joy. She has always been involved in writing, from
journals to plays for Cub Scouts, to short stories for her children and as a reporter for a small newspaper. Donna has won awards for her writing
and has also taught in writing workshops and retreats. She is the co-founder of
the annual OHPA Writer’s Retreat in Western Pennsylvania. Her novels
include A Strand of Doubt and CodeName Scorpion.

 

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“I’m worried about someone coming at me from behind. What should I do?”

“That’s a very good question. Let me demonstrate. Dani, can you help?”

She looked around, then pointed to herself in an exaggerated manner. “Me?”

“It seems as if she’s a little shy. Let’s encourage her.” Trevor started clapping. The noise grew until Dani blushed and gave him a look he hoped wouldn’t kill him.

He reached out his hand to help her up. “Come on.” He positioned her in front of him and said, “Act like you’re waiting for a bus.”

Dani crossed her arms and tapped her right foot, then checked her watch. Standing behind her, Trevor reached around her neck. “Remember number 2, take charge. The first thing to do is lock your chin down.”

She followed his directions.

“This will make it so your attacker cannot cut off your air supply.” Still holding onto Dani, Trevor continued. “One move won’t be enough, so think in multiples—a heel to his instep and an elbow to the solar plexus.”

Dani acted quickly, stomping on the inside of his foot. He grunted and let go of her neck. She finished with an elbow to his stomach.

Trevor groaned and grasped his abdomen. “Excellent demonstration. Did everyone get that?”

Dani smiled innocently. “Should I do it again—in case someone missed it?”

“No. no. That’s good. You can sit down.”

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More than a Soldier

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
MORE THAN A SOLDIER
by
Irene Onorato
Genre: Inspirational Romance

 

Pub
Date: 6/6/17

 

 

There’s more than one way to be a
hero . . .
Former Special Forces soldier Hank
Fleming is living a safe, quiet life in upstate New York, but there
are days he isn’t sure he’s going to make it. The sole survivor
of a devastating grenade attack in Afghanistan, he is still scarred,
physically and emotionally. He hangs on to his faith and tries to
keep moving forward, waiting for the day that something—or
someone—can make him feel whole again.
Cindy Giordano is searching too—for
her biological family and a fresh start. When her journey to find her
brother, Edward, leads to Hank’s front door, she is instantly drawn
to Hank . . . and instantly wary. With her ex-fiancé’s betrayal
still fresh in her mind, friendship is about all she can muster.
When shadows from Cindy’s past
threaten, Hank’s protective instincts shift into high gear, and he
realizes everyone has their own battles to fight. But the road to
healing would be much sweeter with the right person by his side . . .
Irene Onorato was born and raised in
Bronx, New York. Her father, a first-generation American whose
parents were born in Italy, was an Army veteran who had served with
the 178th combat engineers during WWII. He told numerous stories of
battles, hardships, tragedies and triumphs. The glimpses he gave into
the hearts of many American warriors would later become the
inspiration for much of Irene’s writings.
In 1972, a few months after graduating
high school, Irene met James Onorato, a soldier who had just returned
from Vietnam. After dating two weeks, they married, raised three
children, and are still happily married today.
Irene and James, both radiation
protection technicians, retired from the nuclear power industry in
2014 and now reside in Louisiana. Readers can visit Irene’s website
at ireneonorato.com, and find her on Facebook.
 
 
 
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They could figure out life without controlling hers

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Devri Walls is the best-selling author of six YA fantasy novels. She is a theater major with a flare for the dramatic and wishes more than anything for a magic
wand. Devri is from Boise Idaho where she lives with her husband, two kids and the cutest mutt of a dog the world has ever seen. When she’s not writing she
can be found teaching voice lessons, trying to resist the urge to sell her two beautiful children to the circus, and cooking. Because…. food. Mmmmmmm.

 

  

 

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“Six years ago, Grey Malteer was attacked by creatures he thought couldn’t possibly
exist. They repeated a word, calling him a name he’d never heard before…Venator. Since then, his life has been a hellhole of secrecy—hiding old pain alongside strange new abilities.
Rune Jenkins has an itch, as she calls it, but it’s more than that. It’s an anger that builds up like the inside of a boiler whenever she’s around anything remotely supernatural. The pressure is growing steadily worse and she can’t understand why. All she knows is—her control is slipping.
By order of an unknown council Grey and Rune are pulled through a portal in the St. Louis arch, landing them in an alternate dimension where creatures of myth and legend exist. A realm that calls them, Venators.
Made up of centuries old fae, vampires, werewolves, elves and succubi the council’s
corrupt nature becomes obvious as they seek to wield the newly returned
Venators as weapons. Wedged in an impossible position, Grey and Rune must
decide their fate—do they go against the council’s wishes and help the
innocents of this unforgiving land, or face the possibility of execution by the
council.”

 

 

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Ryker’s snoring had grown to a delightful combination of a gravel truck and a freight train. The internal resentment she always felt was growing, and the irritating sound fed
everything that bothered her—like an infection spreading from one cell to the next.
It had been building for years, but tonight it finally hit critical mass.
Rune jerked to her feet, driven by a need to do something, and moved to the window.
She loved her brother but damn it, she hated him too. What could possibly have been so horrible that it was worth sacrificing not only his life, but hers too? Surely he knew that’s
what he’d done. How could he not see that she’d given up everything because of
him?
Her life consisted of two things: chasing after Ryker to make sure he didn’t kill himself, and making sure she pulled the grades and sunk the shots to make mom proud. A Herculean
effort. And futile. 
What about what she wanted? Didn’t that matter to anyone?
A sob escaped and she wrapped her arms around herself. Did she even know what she wanted? There was a time when she’d enjoyed drawing. Creating images of vampires and demons had made the itch stop after her and Ryker’s games ceased. But the pictures had turned
so dark they’d scared her mother, so Rune had let it go.
She also loved to teach and had thought about being a coach. According to her parents, “teachers didn’t make enough money,” so teaching was therefore unacceptable. Because nothing
made you so happy as a house full of expensive items you didn’t need.
Fury and resentment kindled within, directed both at her parents and her drunken fool of a brother. Past history and overflowing stores of anger provided ample amounts of dry
tinder, and her emotions rose violently, flaming to an unbearably hot inferno. She
shook with sobs that her unconscious brother wouldn’t hear. Years of
self-sacrifice ran down her cheeks in crystal streams and then…something
snapped inside.
An odd calm wrapped her in its embrace, followed by a clear knowledge of what would stop the pain. She let out a slow breath and straightened, wiping the tears from her cheeks.
She was done.

 

Screw Ryker. Screw her parents. They could figure out life without controlling hers.
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Will hearts soften and hurts be forgiven? 

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

 

Her most recent accomplishment started in the summer
of 2015. Making her dad’s dream come true with publishing his works as well, as an emotional accomplishment. She is the 2016 local
A.N.W.A. chapter (Snake River Writers) president, won NaNoWriMo and loves StoryMakers.
Teya has been writing for as long as she can remember. At a young age she lived on a street she affectionately named Hill Street Blues, which helped her creative
writing. Her Family moved to Menan where she continued her love of writing. Her father would always be and will continue to be her inspiration, even after his
untimely death in 2006.
She loves sitting in her soft chair next to the fireplace and watching out a big living room window. It gives her plenty of creative juice for stories.
She met the love of her life in the loft of a barn. Yep, that set up some teasing from her
father. They have been happily married since 2003. They have four children and
all are loving and supportive of her writing.  Her oldest daughter is
following in her footsteps as a writer adding her own illustrations. She
refuses to comment on the trolls in the closets and under the beds. She is
active in her church, has compassion for others, and a love for all life
brings.

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One wrong step changes Jocelyn’s Prima Ballerina’s life in one step…
 
A single choice results in Jeremiah facing
unbearable consequences… 

 

 
When these two meet, it could be catastrophic or the answer to unspoken prayers.
Can love be tested too far? Will hearts soften and hurts be
forgiven? 
Or will too much loss be too devastating to find hope?
One thing is for sure, lives are about to change forever…
 
 
 

 

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She stretched her furthest extension ever, her
personal best. She felt Jason’s hand strengthen at her waist, pushing her up to
his fullest lift as his right hand let go of her leg for a moment. Pure
perfection. Her heart calm and running rapid, at the same time feeling the
excitement of the crowd fill the air. Closing her eyes, she readied to be
tossed into the air and captured in a fish dive in Jason’s arms, but the moment
never came.
 
 
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The Bad Luck Bride

Monday, June 26th, 2017
THE BAD LUCK BRIDE
by
Jane Goodger

Genre: Historical Romance


Pub
Date: 6/13/17

 

Welcome to St. Ives, the charming
seaside town where even a down-on-her luck bride might find her way
back to love . . .
As if being left at the alter for the
third time isn’t bad enough, Lady Alice Hubbard has now been dubbed
“The Bad Luck Bride” by the London newspapers. Defeated, she
returns to her family’s estate in St. Ives, resolved to a future as
a doting spinster. After all, a lady with her record of marital
mishaps knows better than to dream of happily-ever-after. But then
Alice never expects to see Henderson Southwell again. Her beloved
brother’s best friend disappeared from her life soon after her
brother’s death. Until now…
Alice is just as achingly beautiful as
Henderson remembers. And just as forbidden. For the notorious ladies’
man made one last promise to Alice’s brother before he died—and
that was never to pursue her. But one glimpse of Alice’s sorrow and
Henderson feels a powerful urge to put the light back in her lovely
eyes, one lingering kiss at a time. Even if it means falling in love
with the one woman he can never call his bride . . .
Jane Goodger lives in Rhode Island with
her husband and three children. Jane, a former journalist, has
written seven historical romances. When she isn’t writing, she’s
reading, walking, playing with her kids, or anything else completely
unrelated to cleaning a house.
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A SOLDIER’S SONG cover reveal

Monday, June 26th, 2017
A
SOLDIER’S SONG
by
Irene Onorato
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Pub. Date: 2/13/2018
 
 
 
Can love conquer all? . . .
All Special Forces sergeant Jason Dexter ever
wanted was to serve his country—with his father’s blessing.
Although the elder Dexter has yet to make his peace with his son’s
decision, Jason has no regrets. Still, he has mixed feelings about
returning to his upstate New York town. But his perspective changes
at a friend’s wedding, where he meets a lovely, gifted musician.
Now Jason has a new mission: to get to know Aria Greco better.
The daughter of Jason’s commanding officer,
Aria dreams of becoming a concert pianist. Meeting the handsome
soldier transforms both their lives. But Aria’s ambition, Jason’s
unresolved family conflicts, and jealousy over rivals on both sides
soon threatens their blossoming relationship. As Jason prepares for a
dangerous deployment, will the mounting tensions tear them apart, or
is their love—and the faith they share—powerful enough to heal
the past and embrace the future?
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Irene Onorato was born and raised in the
Bronx, New York. Her father, a first-generation American whose
parents were born in Italy, was an Army veteran who had served with
the 178th combat engineers during WWII. He told numerous stories of
battles, hardships, tragedies and triumphs. The glimpses he gave into
the hearts of many American warriors would later become the
inspiration for much of Irene’s writings.
In 1972, a few months after graduating high
school, Irene met James Onorato, a soldier who had just returned from
Vietnam. After dating two weeks, they married, raised three children,
and are still happily married today.
Irene and James, both radiation protection
technicians, retired from the nuclear power industry in 2014 and now
reside in Louisiana. Readers can visit Irene’s website at
ireneonorato.com, and find her on Facebook.
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Merlyn’s Goddess of the Stones Renegades

Monday, June 26th, 2017
I’m
a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my
profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through
my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds.
Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in these worlds.
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Even the Goddess doesn’t know who will Live or Die
“Think before acting,” her father always warned. But Princess Guinevere is
ruled by her heart. Her betrothal to King Arthur has not changed this.
 
When Guinevere and Cedwyn’s latest adventure takes a dangerous turn, they find
themselves embroiled in a life-or-death struggle as foretold by Merlyn’s
Goddess of the Stones 
Renegades—foiled in their attempt to kidnap the princess—steal the children of Cadbury Castle to sell as slaves.
 
 Guinevere and Cedwyn vow to rescue the
children, but a miscalculation puts them all in more danger. The plan quickly unravels, and Guinevere’s impassioned decisions come crashing down as Cedwyn chooses to turn his dream of becoming a knight into reality.
 
Will their courage be strong enough to survive, or will one make the ultimate
sacrifice?

 

 

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1. The Goddess Speaks:
Many trials await the two of you. Perhaps the hardest are the ones you
will have to endure alone.
“You, Guinevere, will find yourself lost. You—who are destined to be a
great queen—will have to traverse a journey of immense pain and self-doubt. You
must let your inner feelings guide you. The journey will be hard and painful.
You must summon the courage of your soul to sustain you.
“You, Cedwyn, faithful friend of the princess and the queen. Your
journey may be the hardest of all. You will be sent far from those you serve
and love. Your duty will demand that you see this most difficult journey to its
end. Whether it be death or life for you will depend upon many things. Your
courage must also come from deep within your soul for one so young. Your love
of family and friends must be great. But greater still must be your loyalty to
the knight’s duty. For your knight’s vow comes soon. You must embrace it. You
must defeat the temptations to turn aside for your own safety.
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Stolen Time

Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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STOLEN TIME
by Chloé Duval
Genre: Fiction, Sweet Romance

Pub Date: 6/13/17

Book Blurb
In a rural French village, a letter is delivered decades late, inspiring a young woman to try to reunite two star-crossed lovers . . .
Middle school teacher by day, romance writer by night, and group knitter on Tuesday evenings, Flavie Richalet leads a fairly uneventful life—until she receives a long delayed letter meant for a total stranger. Postmarked 1971, the yellowed envelope, addressed to an Amélie Lacombe, holds a fervent message of love and a marriage proposal, signed only with the initial E. Given her own fractured family history, Flavie is dreamily determined to learn what became of the couple . . .
Flavie’s inquiries lead her to a French seaside inn—and to E. himself, a true romantic who never forgot the girl who got away so many years ago. But his protective nephew, B&B owner Romaric, isn’t sure that trying to find Amélie after all these years is good for his uncle. At odds with the tall, dark, and impossibly passionate Romaric, Flavie must show him, and perhaps herself, that true love is timeless—and always worth waiting for . . .

The Pirate and the Princess

Saturday, June 24th, 2017


Liz McCraine is an outdoor enthusiast, military spouse, and mother. She loves to ride horses and go hiking with her family. When she isn’t
writing or corralling children, Liz enjoys relaxing with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. Her motto is: If it doesn’t have a happy ending, I don’t want to read it.

 

 

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The mischievous Princess Jules of Aggadorn has been pampered and protected her entire life. More than anything, she longs to experience challenges
and adventure. But with her mother’s threat to marry her off hanging over her head, Jules fears she will never have the chance. All that changes when she’s kidnapped by pirates.
 
Forced to labor for her passage aboard Captain Jaymes’ vessel, Jules learns more about life than she bargained for. Captain Jaymes doesn’t fit Jules’ idea of a thieving buccaneer. Beneath his rough exterior lies a man of honor desperate to save his people from a murderous sorcerer. Jules never expects to fall in love with the handsome young captain or to involve herself in the
pirates’ plight, much less have the power to save an entire kingdom.

 

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“No, the servants aren’t the only ones you play tricks on, are they?
Let’s not forget the feast we had last spring. Ten visiting dignitaries, and
you put salt in all their drinks!” –Queen Lissa of Aggadorn
The girl was trouble. He could feel it in his bones. –Jaymes,
Captain of the Avenging Lady
The nagging feeling that the captain wasn’t as cruel as he seemed stayed
with her. His silent attention didn’t go unnoticed, and she wasn’t entirely
certain it was unwanted. –Princess Julianna of Aggadorn
 
 
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And as the castle’s beauty is gradually revealed, he can’t help noticing, so is hers

Friday, June 23rd, 2017
THE
EARL MOST LIKELY
by
Jane Goodger
Genre: Historical Romance

Pub. Date: 1/16/2018
 
The picturesque seaside town of St. Ives is
home to all manner of treasures . . .
It’s not every day a young woman is offered
ten thousand pounds for a few month’s work—especially the plain,
shy daughter of a tin mine owner. The only thing special about
Harriet Anderson is her extraordinary memory for even the smallest,
most obscure detail. So when she’s asked by a gentleman to help
restore his once magnificent ancestral home, she simply can’t
refuse, no matter how scandalous the position. The money will mean
freedom from her callous parents, and a life of independence. Harriet
doesn’t imagine dreaming of anything more . . .
Augustus Lawton, Lord Berkley, cares about only
one thing: restoring his beloved Costille House to its former,
historically correct, glory. His late wife had taken great vindictive
delight in transforming the old castle into a modern Victorian
nightmare. Harriet’s remarkable memory will be invaluable in
repairing it—and in helping him solve his wife’s murder. Yet as
they work together, Augustus finds that besides her uncanny gift,
Harriet possesses other priceless qualities. And as the castle’s
beauty is gradually revealed, he can’t help noticing, so is hers .
. .
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Jane Goodger lives in Rhode Island with
her husband and three children. Jane, a former journalist, has
written seven historical romances. When she isn’t writing, she’s
reading, walking, playing with her kids, or anything else completely
unrelated to cleaning a house.
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Letting go of the past, facing the present and future, is harder said than done

Friday, June 23rd, 2017
I live in Rocky Mountains with my husband and children and love my home when it’s not snowing. I’m the author of 36 books so far. I also write YA Paranormal Romance under my pen name, Katie Lee O’Guinn.  I enjoy the outdoors, reading and being with my family. I’m a huge believer in happy endings. Scarlett really should have been happy with Rhett and it’s a darn shame Leo and Kate didn’t float safely into New York on the Titanic. Don’t even get me started on Romeo and Juliet. To
find out the latest on my books, check out my blog at
www.shannonguymon.blogspot.com or www.katieleeoguinn.blogspot.com. 
 
You can purchase all of my books at Amazon.com. 
 
I’m also a supporter of Operation
Underground Railroad. Check out their website at ourrescue.org to learn more.
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“A funny and bittersweet look at grief, love and families who
maybe love each other too much.
 
 
Letting go of the past and facing the present and future is harder said
than done for Kam Matafeo. Getting over his wife’s death isn’t something on
Kam’s list of things to do.  But when
Grace Jackson, his new Sous Chef walks in, life is turned upside down. And not
just for him either.  Anne, his
mother-in-law, is not open to the idea of anyone new in Kam’s life and will do
anything to stop his romance from blooming. But when the ‘Love Witches’ step in to protect him, the battle lines are drawn. Fircrest is in for some fireworks
when the fight for Kam’s heart not only affects his family, but his friends’
lives too.
 
Things get so crazy that Grace has to make the decision to stay and
fight for herself and Kam or to give up and let Kam slip back into the
darkness.”

 

 

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Excerpt 1:
Barry gestured to the
guests.  “This is Pule Matafeo and his
wife, Posey. And this couple is Asher and Meredith Murphy.”
Grace frowned and stared
at Pule Matafeo.  Was the whole town nothing but Matafeos?
“Uh, any relation to those
guys?” she said gesturing over her shoulder to Tate and Tai. She looked back at
the table and all four heads looked down as if they had been staring in her
direction.
Pule smiled serenely and
nodded. “Those two men are my cousins and Kam is my big brother.”
Grace smiled and reached
out her hand to shake.  “It’s a privilege
to meet you.  I have to say, I love
working for your brother.  He is so kind
and thoughtful.  I can’t even imagine
what it would be like to grow up with Kam as an older brother,” she said.
Pule snorted and was about
to say something when the woman sitting next to him elbowed him in the
side.  Pule smiled and nodded.  “Kam was wonderful.”
“He is wonderful,” his wife said.
“Hi, I’m Posey, Wren Downing’s younger sister.  She’s told me about your gnocchi.”
Grace grinned. “I love
Wren! She’s my favorite.  Are you a chef
too?”
Posey shook her head.  “Oh, no. I can barely microwave food.  I write children’s books.”
Grace shook her head.
“That is so cool.  Good for you.”
And I’m Kam’s ex-girlfriend.”
Grace swiveled her head to
see an attractive blond with a razor sharp angled bob looking her up and down.
“Um, okaay. That’s nice for you.”
The man sitting next to
her rolled his eyes and sighed loudly. “I’m Asher Murphy.  And since you’re new in town, we run the Match and Mingle web site for singles in
the Fircrest and Tacoma area.  The first
month is free.”
Grace frowned and looked
down at her hands.  “I probably should
look into something like that but I have the worst luck with men.  The last guy I dated, emptied out my savings
account. I think I’ll stick to what I’m good at. Cooking.”
“Gotcha. You’re a cat
lady,” Meredith said with a small, self-satisfied smile.
Grace turned and smiled
directly at the woman, not breaking eye contact. She made it a rule to never
back down from a bully and she wasn’t going to start now, even if it was an ex
of Kam’s. 
Meredith looked away first
and blushed.  “Sorry, that was rude,” she
finally said.
Grace didn’t bother
acknowledging the obvious and looked back to Pule and Posey.  “So how was dinner tonight?” she asked,
changing the subject.
Posey pointed to her
almost empty plate.  “I’m about to order
another meal just so I can take home some leftovers.  It was amazing, Grace.  Truly, delicious.”
Pule stopped glaring at
Meredith to smile at her.  “Let’s just
say we’ll be coming back every week for dinner and twice for lunch if I have
anything to say about it.”
Asher put his fingers to
his lips and make a kissing motion.
“Perfection.  Thank you for moving
to Fircrest, Grace.  We’re all very happy
you’re here. Right, Meredith?”
Grace watched curiously as
Meredith winced.  If she wasn’t mistaken,
someone was getting kicked under the table.
“She might be a halfway
decent cook but that doesn’t mean that she’s good enough for K…” she gasped suddenly and didn’t
finish her sentence. She glared across the table at Pule. “That hurt!”
Pule ignored Meredith and
smiled up at her.  “I think you are good enough for Calzones.  I’ve been after Rob forever to add them to
the lunch menu.”
Grace smiled in
confusion.  “Good enough for calzones?
Uh, sure.  I’ll see what I can do.  You all have a wonderful evening.  I have one more table to say hi to.”
She walked away, motioning
to Barry to show her the last table.
That was the weirdest encounter she’d had since moving to Fircrest.  She was going to stay clear of Meredith. That
woman was psycho.
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People she knows start to become strangers to her

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Pneuma
Pneuma
Series Book 1
by
Serena Kearney
Genre:
SciFi, Supernatural Romance
 
Estelle
Caldwell caused a war with her birth.

 

Estelle
Caldwell has friends, family…everything a girl could ask for. But
as she looks back on her life andher birthday approaches, weird
things start to happen.


Questions
are left unanswered. Her feelings are starting to become clear for
the one she’s been in love with her whole life.

 

People
she knows start to become strangers to her.

 

She
has to leave to protect them… to
protect… 
him

 

 

 

pneu·ma

 

ˈn(y)o͞omə/
noun
the
vital spirit, soul, or creative force of a person.

 

 

Do
you know what it feels like to hold fate in your hand?

 

Was
it fate that my whole life got turned upside down?

 

He
was the reason I had to leave.

 

Making
the sacrifice caused my heart to rip in two.

 

I
wanted normalcy. I wanted my life to be my own.

 

But
it’s nothing without the people I love, and it’s for

 

the
people I love that I have to leave.

 

Fate.
Please be kind.

 

Will
he still remember me?

 

Will our first and last kiss be one and the
same?

 

Please
remember.

 

Please be with me.
Family
is tested.

 

Memories are everywhere.
Love is one of the biggest
reliefs and hurts you can have at the same time.

 

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Surge
Pneuma
Series Book 2
 
***The
continuation from Book One- Pneuma***

 

 


Follow
Estelle and Reed’s journey in Book Two- Surge.

 

 

surge

 

/surj/

 

noun

 

1.
a strong, wavelike, forward movement, rush, or sweep.

 

2.
a strong, swelling, wavelike volume or body of
something.

 

 

Confusion.

 

Jealousy.

 

Possession.

 

When
I find out our link isn’t complete, we have a whole other journey
to discover.

 

Through
pain, sweat, and a full out war between the planets, it is laid, not
only on my shoulders, but Reeds as well.

 

And
when I find out who Vega has captured and what he has in store for
us, I am going to need everyone’s help in the process.

 

Can
I do what I am fated to do?

 

Will
our love survive?

 

Or
will it be a tornado destroying everything in it’s path?

 

 

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Camatic
Pneuma
Series Book 3
 
camatic

 

/ka-ma-tik/


noun

 

A
pair of beings who have formed an unbreakable, metaphysical link.
They often experience heightened levels of ESP, including telepathy,
telekinesis, and remote viewing.

 

 

 

EARTH

 

 

The
first place I called 
home.

 

The
place I 
lived.

 

The
place I fell in 
love.
The place my family 
raised me.
The place I formed 
everlasting bonds.

 

Can
I ignore the ache in my chest when all I see through their eyes
is 
hate and
built up 
hostility?

 

When
I think I am done with one war, I have another to deal with.

 

Can
I do this?

 

Will
I be 
brave enough?

 

Reed
gives me 
strength.

 

Earth
is my 
home.

 

I
will 
save it.

 

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I
am a Leo. Born August 10, living on the east coast. I self-published
my first novel, PNEUMA, November 2014, and it’s hasn’t stopped
since.

 

One
of my biggest problems was having too much to read. Now my newfound
problem; having too much to write and not enough hands to type it
out. Not enough brains to put the stories together fast enough. Not
enough tea or coffee to keep me awake 24/7.
So,
like every normal person, I have to take it one day at a time.
My
cravings for sweets keep me going, any sort of cakes (especially red
velvet), pies, cookies, and ice cream.
I
have a cat named Bongo-Bongo, who loves to get in my way when I’m
trying to work, but is too cute for me to fight him off.
And
then I have my family, specifically my husband, who puts up with my
endless nights, my tapping of the keyboard, my ridiculous
imagination, and yet, he always encourages me to believe in myself
and follow my dreams.

 

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A mage-shy warrior, a tattered wizard, a tenderhearted giant, a prickly troll sorceress…

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
A MEDDLE OF WIZARDS
by
Alexandra Rushe
Genre: Fantasy

 

Pub
Date: 1/9/2018
 
Welcome to Tandara, where gods are
fickle, nightmares are real, and trolls make excellent bakers . . .
Raine Stewart is convinced she’ll die
young and alone in Alabama, the victim of a chronic, mysterious
illness. Until a man in a shabby cloak steps out of her mirror and
demands her help to defeat a bloodthirsty wizard.
Raine shrugs it off as a
hallucination—just one more insult from her failing body—and
orders her intruder to take a hike. But the handsome figment of her
imagination won’t take no for an answer, and kidnaps her anyway,
launching her into a world of utmost danger—and urgent purpose.
Ruled by unpredictable gods and
unstable nations, Tandara is a land of shapeshifters and
weather-workers, queens and legends. Ravenous monsters and greedy
bounty hunters patrol unforgiving mountains. Riverboats pulled by
sea-cattle trade down broad waterways. And creatures of nightmare
stalk Raine herself, vicious in the pursuit of her blood.
But Raine isn’t helpless or alone.
She’s part of a band as resourceful as it is odd: a mage-shy
warrior, a tattered wizard, a tenderhearted giant, and a prickly
troll sorceress. Her new friends swear she has powers of her own.
If she can stay under their protection, she might just live long
enough to find out…

 

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Alexandra Rushe was born in South
Alabama, and grew up climbing trees, searching for sprites and
fairies in the nearby woods, and dreaming of other worlds. The
daughter of an English teacher and a small-town judge, Rushe
developed a love of reading early on, and haunted the school and
local libraries, devouring fairy tales, myths, and tales of
adventure. In the seventh grade, she stumbled across a worn copy of
The Hobbit, and was forever changed. She loves fantasy and
paranormal, but only between the pages of a book—the flying monkeys
in The Wizard of Oz give her the creeps, and she eschews horror
movies. A psychic friend once proclaimed the linen closet in Rushe’s
bedroom a portal to another dimension, and she hasn’t slept well
since. Rushe is a world-class chicken.
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Nora Tierney English mystery; The Golden Hour

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

 

Marni
Graff writes two award-winning mystery series: The Nora Tierney English
Mysteries and The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries. She teaches writing
workshops and mentors the Writers Read program, and is Managing Editor of
Bridle Path Press. 
 
 
 
Graff also writes the crime review blog Auntie M Writes, www.auntiemwrites.com.

 

 

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American writer Nora Tierney is house hunting in Oxford to solidify her little family that includes her almost-year old son, Sean, and her partner, Det. Insp. Declan Barnes. But why does she feel like she’s being followed? 

When tracking devices confirm Nora has a stalker, it sets off a chain of events that connect to Declan’s murder investigation of a young Oxford art restorer, and will bring bioterrorism and a psychopath into their lives, while Sean’s hangs in the balance. The fourth Nora Tierney English mystery is the most tension-filled yet, a meditation on what is family and home, combined with art theft and an international conspiracy.

This book will be available soon. Make sure you read the first three books in the series first! 


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Snippets:
(From Chapter 1:)
 
 In the 10 weeks he’d been following her, it became obvious that Nora
Tierney was a competent mother who loved and cared for her child. It
seemed they had a fairy-tale life, bouncing back and forth between the storied city and the nature-filled village.
From the overheard talks with Barnes, her friends, and phone
conversations, plus the house viewings, he learned she planned to move
back to Oxford. When would that happen? How long would she stay in Bowness this time?
How long could he keep following her?
As long as it took.
 
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Rise of the Sea Witch

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
Rise of the Sea Witch
by Stacey Rourke
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Details
of the sea witch’s banishment have been exaggerated. The body count
that preempted it was not. Once an illustrious princess, her hands
and tentacles were stained with the blood of thousands. No one could
comprehend how the hooks of madness dragged her down from her life of
privilege.
 

 

Born
Princess Vanessa of Atlantica, the ambitious young royal was one of
two children born to the great King Poseidon. She and her brother,
Triton, were groomed from birth to rule. Yet only one would ascend
that coveted throne. While carefree Triton flits through his training
with a cavalier demeanor and beguiling charm, Vanessa’s hunger for
her father’s acceptance drives her to push herself to the limits of
magic, and combat to become a leader worthy of her people. 


 

When
war against the humans ravages their once regal kingdom, political
sides are chosen. Factions from the seven seas challenge the existing
leadership, pitting Vanessa against her brother in a vicious battle
for the crown. Traitors are exposed, dark family secrets revealed,
and a once strong sibling bond is strained to its breaking
point.


 

Only
when the ink black waters from the ultimate betrayal rescind, will
the truth be known of how the villainous sea witch rose with one name
on her vengeful lips–Triton.


**Released
June 19th!!**
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RONE
Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a
Gryphon Series Novel

 

Young
Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012


Turning
Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book
of 2013 


Readers’
Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Crane 2015


 

Stacey
Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the
chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Reel
Romance Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful
daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy
shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of
talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 


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will this spell the end of the dragons and the world as we know it?

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

 

Karlie Lucas is a graduate of Southern Utah University,
where she received a B.A. in Creative Writing with a minor in art. She is a
member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, SCBWI, as
well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.
Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and
dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her
favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally.


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After hundreds of years, the gates to Tarragon are open once more,
fulfilling age-old prophecy. However, Anwen’s journey is far from over. The
dragons still sleep and she has no clue how to wake them. Forced to retreat
from the Mountain, she and her newfound friends must devise a new plan to wake
the inhabitants of Tarragon.
Meanwhile, the Mage Circle, a group of dragon mages with a vendetta, is camped
outside the Gates. Calling on allies of their own, they will stop at nothing to
gain control of the Dragon City and all who dwell inside.To complicate matters even more, Anwen’s mother has joined the party. But even
with the help of all her friends, can Anwen overcome the ordeals set before her
or will this spell the end of the dragons and the world as we know it?

 

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Courtney stopped abruptly as the scatterings of a
cave-in came into view. “Oh no,” she whispered, one hand to her mouth. Moving
slowly, she noticed a body slumped in the hallway. “Please don’t be dead,” she
said over and over again as she moved closer. She couldn’t help but wonder
which of her friends lay there, and what had happened to the other.
The closer she came, the more detail came to light. She
recognized Tyler Durand as he lay on his side. His light-colored hair lay limp
against his head. His skin was unnaturally pale. At least she didn’t think he
was dead. It took a lot to kill a dragon. But just beyond him, a little more
out of the way, lay Anwen Porter. And she wasn’t moving.
 
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You’re safe, perfectly safe…

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
“Natalie-Nicole
Bates is a book reviewer and author.
Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian photography, Frozen Charlotte dolls, and antique poison bottles.
She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.
 

 


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After a devastating accident, Barret Atkins has accepted a quiet, solitary existence. His life is turned upside down, when he finds the badly injured Kansas Smith, left for dead in a case of mistaken identity. As Kansas begins to recover, Barret must face some deep scars of his own. When the couple begin to fall for each other, their lives spin into a revival of past hurts, jealousies, and betrayals, causing Barret to put a halt to their budding relationship.


Barret’s hesitation causes his best friend-turned vicious rival, Duncan Craig, to pursue a friendship with Kansas. Where will this leave Barret? Can they all hold on long enough to escape Kansas’s attacker, and will they ever conquer their own inner demons intent on keeping them apart.

 

 

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Snippet:
Barret
climbed onto the bed, and slid his arms around her, pulling her against his
bare chest. “Don’t be afraid.” He kissed her hair. It smelled of lilacs and
jasmine. He closed his eyes, he held her tight. “It’s okay, Kansas,” he
murmured. “You’re safe, perfectly safe.”
 
The Heart
of the Hunter
Natalie-Nicole
Bates
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