heartfelt and emotionally satisfying. Everything I want in a second
chance romance! Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down!” #1
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken
high school, Charlotte Windham went through a typical ugly duckling
phase – glasses and all, while harboring a crush on Garrett Stephens,
the school’s athletic heartthrob. Fifteen years later, Charlotte and
Garrett have a chance encounter at a Los Angeles restaurant. However,
this time around, Charlotte has leveled the playing field. She’s a
bestselling novelist and no longer “Glasses,” the humiliating
nickname Garrett gave her. She’s a catch and, thanks to corrective
eye surgery, it’s not just her eyes that see better…so does her
heart! Garrett hasn’t fared poorly either, transforming from teen
heartbreaker to adult lothario and is now a successful professional
golfer suffering from a possible career-ending injury. Can Charlotte
forgive Garrett for his past ways, and more recent Don Juan
lifestyle? And, can Garrett change his ways for a second chance with
Charlotte, who may just be perfect for him?
Becker is a romance writer who spends her time like she spends her
money – on books and margaritas. In addition to Clutch: a
novel, she is the author of the Click trilogy, a contemporary romance
series about online dating and Links, a standalone, second chance
romance readers. As Lisa’s grandmother used to say, “For
every chair, there’s a tush.” Lisa is now happily married to a
wonderful man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach, California
with him and their two daughters. So, if it happened for her, there’s
hope for anyone! You can share your love stories with her
a single, independent woman who prides herself on her own success.
But when she’s asked by her best friend Laura to be the
Maid of Honor in her wedding, Kassandra finds herself
questioning her lifestyle. Helping Laura plan the wedding
is no problem—she’s done it before for all their other friends.
The first time was a blast, the second super fun, but doing it
without receiving any help from the rest of the girls gets old really
The whole event kicks off with the worst kind of surprise
when Kassandra discovers who her friend’s fiancé really
is, and she’s torn between supporting Laura’s future
happiness and hiding the deeply buried, intimate past she shares with
the groom-to-be. Struggling to be the bigger person and do all the
hard work on her own, Kassandra finds surprising comfort in
Josh, the best man in the wedding and someone she’s been avoiding for
years. He’s charming, thoughtful, handsome, and the worst kind of
womanizer, but she just can’t seem to stay away. All the
while,Kassandra can’t help wondering if the wedding could be any
more cliché—until she finds unexpected ways to change things up a
The Bridesmaid’s Checklist Book 2
single friend got married in the summer. But even if Kassandra
herself is the only unmarried girl in the pack, she isn’t single
anymore. Now that all her friends are married and all the wedding
planning is over, she has a chance to concentrate in her relationship
with Josh. Or so she thought until Marisol visits her with
a major, life-changing crisis. Helping her friends plan their wedding
was no problem─dealing with an unexpected pregnancy is a whole
Kassandra is unable to decide the best way to
help Marisol, especially when her relationship with Josh reaches
a level of commitment she wasn’t expecting. Both girls will have to
remember the past in order to move their relationships
Destiny is full of surprises, and sometimes, the plans
you have aren’t laid out on the path set before
Join Kassandra and Marisol as they
remember how they planned Sol’s wedding while they solve together
the difficulties in the present.
never thought she’d be in another committed relationship, but now
she’s living with her boyfriend Josh. Things can’t get any
better. But they can get worse.
has dropped a major bomb on her, confessing she believes her husband
is having an affair. Kassandra is always ready to help a friend, but
accepting that one of their marriages isn’t working goes against
everything she believes about the people she loves. Wanting to help
their friend overcome this difficult situation and provide Natalie
the support she needs, Kassandra and the girls pull a lot of strings
to help Natalie uncover the truth. In the process, Kassandra
discovers remarkable similarities between Josh’s recent changes and
those in Natalie’s allegedly cheating husband. She’s always been
an independent woman who prides herself on her own success, and when
she digs up one dirty secret after another, she can’t help but
wonder if her man’s womanizing days are really behind
love makes us twist reality to avoid hurting those we hold closest to
our hearts. Join Kassandra and Natalie as they struggle to reconcile
their fears in love with the truth.
Castle loves reading, writing, and painting. She’s on a quest to find
the words, forms, and colors to materialize the worlds and people of
her imagination. She loves reading Romance, especially Young Adult,
New Adult, Contemporary, and Paranormal. She never saw herself as an
incurable romantic, but lately, that’s what she finds herself musing
about. Love is found everywhere, regardless of whether it comes from
a nice person or an ass—mundane or even vampire.
she’s not busy with work, in front of a computer placing many
thoughts in order, she does her best to be creative or relax with a
good TV series and snacks. Some of her favorite characters are
Lucifer, Jace, Clary, Affton, Cable, Poppy, Zack, Maleficent, and
down the marriage gauntlet has never been so wild.
paralegal, Hadley Beckett and charismatic, local
sportscaster/daredevil, Finn Wilder, disagree about how they should
share their lives together. Having been together for three years,
Finn increasingly pressures Hadley to move in with him, but being
unusually traditional, she wants to be married first, adhering to her
moral beliefs, just as he clings to his own religious upbringing when
it comes to procreating with her. Each is unwilling to negotiate or
concede marriage to the other. Complicating matters is Finn’s
seemingly double life, keeping his private life hidden to the point
of convincing his viewers—Finnatics—and even his coworkers, he’s
single, amid Hadley’s objections. Yet despite their immense
disparities, they are determined to make their relationship work,
even if it means Hadley has to take their future into her own hands.
again, Finn Wilder has his own story to tell.
Alexander was born in Wheeling, West Virginia. She graduated from
West Liberty University, where she received a B.S. in criminal
justice. Although interested in that field, her true passion was
reading and writing. She currently lives in Detroit, Michigan with
her husband, two daughters, and two cats. “Chasing the Wild
Sparks” is Ren’s first novel.
Moss, Liz Ashlee, Clara Winter, Tammy Mannersly, Sarah Vance
Tompkins, Kitsy Clare, Mark Love, Melissa Kay Clarke
boyfriends and danger…summer is certainly hot! Grab a hold tight as
these eight authors wow you with stories from sweet to sizzling!
After all, every day can have some summer fun!
Girl Code by Brooke Moss
is having the perfect evening out, with the perfect guy, on a perfect
summer night. The problem is… Preston’s not her date. His real
date is her B.F.F., and she’s passed out in the backseat.
on Water by Liz Ashlee
watching everyone’s else’s lives hit huge milestones, all Hope
wants is to escape to her boring, unchanging, single life. So,
where’s the one logical place to escape to? A retirement home.
with a Pulse by Clara Winter
Alice finds herself rescuing a seal on the sands of Laguna Beach with
screenwriter Elijah. Can Alice put her past behind her and give
Elijah the chance he deserves?
Natural Passion by Tammy Mannersly
will marine biologist, Dylan O’Day, solve the illegal poaching
problem threatening the ecosystem he loves and protects when the
gorgeous, new intern, Kyra Shine, is occupying his every thought?
Had Me at Aloha by Sarah Vance Tompkins
media guru Vivienne Parker’s dream trip to Hawaii turns into a
nightmare when her roommate in the luxurious surf shack is the hot
Olympic athlete who just got her fired.
Than Puppy Love by Kitsy Clare
spark when Arianna, a city girl with an elite pet portrait business
is in a wreck and asks Dave a country auto mechanic for help, but can
these two beagle owners from different worlds see eye to eye?
Haven by Mark Love
sun, romance and a mystery to solve. Sounds like a perfect vacation
in the Key of Murder by Melissa Kay Clarke
in the South can mean a different type of heat when a newly appointed
investigator and a mechanical genius cross paths leading to murder
write because if I don’t…my head will explode, and ruin the
writes complex, character-driven stories about kismet, reunited
lovers, first love, and the kind of romance that we should all have
the chance at finding. She prefers her stories laced with some humor
just for fun, and enough drama to keep her readers flipping the
pages, and begging for more!
Brooke isn’t spinning tales, she spends her time drawing/cartooning,
reading, watching movies then comparing them to books, and, of
course, wrangling five kids, mugging on her hubby she lovingly refers
to as her “nerd”, and attempting to conquer the Mount
Everest of laundry that is the bane of her existence.
is a romance novelist who recently graduated from Northern Kentucky
University her B.A. in English and B.S. in Library Informatics. She
has been published in Loch
Norse Magazine and The
has won the Miller Award for Outstanding Fiction Writing. She
currently lives in Independence, Kentucky, with her family and
Rugg grew up reading Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, and
Alice in Wonderland, while watching Buck Rogers, Star Trek, and
Doctor Who. Writing her own stories naturally ensued. She is a wife,
mother, and former school counselor, with a Master’s Degree in
Counseling. Amy is from Colorado Springs, Co and currently resides in
Mission Viejo, Ca.
Mannersly is an Australian author based in Brisbane, Queensland.
She loves writing romance, has a fondness for animals, is crazy about
movies and enjoys a great Happily Ever After. Her passion for writing
started from a very young age and led her to complete a Bachelor
Degree in Creative Industries majoring in Creative Writing at
Queensland University of Technology.
Vance-Tompkins was born in a small town in northern Michigan. She
spent every summer exploring the sugar sand beaches near Sleeping
Bear National Park. She left her heart behind when she moved to Los
Angeles to attend the University of Southern California. She received
an MFA in Film Production and went on to work in feature film
development in Hollywood. She has worked as a reporter for a weekly
entertainment trade publication, and been paid to write obituaries,
press releases, the directions for use on personal lubricant bottles,
and breathless descriptions of engagement rings for an online jewelry
store. She lives in a small town north of Los Angeles with her
husband and three cats.
Clare hails from Philadelphia and lives in New York. A romantic
at heart, she loves to write about the sexy intrigue of the city, and
particularly of the art world. She knows it well, having shown her
paintings here before turning to writing. Model Position, her new
adult novella is about artist Sienna and her friends. Living in a
Bookworld says: “Beautifully written! We get to learn things about
art & painting, which is refreshing. A colorful story from a
promising new adult author.” The next in her Art of Love series,
Private Internship launches in September with Inkspell.
loves to travel, draw, read romance, speculative fiction and teach
writing workshops. She also writes YA as Catherine Stine. Her
futuristic thriller, Ruby’s Fire was a YA finalist in the Next
Generation Indie book awards. Fireseed One, its companion novel, was
a finalist in YA and Sci-Fi in the USA News International Book
Awards, and an Indie Reader notable. Her YA horror, Dorianna,
launches fall 2014 with Evernight Teen. She’s a member of SFWA, RWA
am a Michigan native, who up until recently lived in the Metro
Detroit area, where crime and corruption always seem to be at the top
of everyone’s news. So there’s always the chance to find something
that can trigger a story idea and enough interesting characters to
jump start your imagination.
I have worked in many industries and career paths over the years, one
of my passions has always been writing. I was even able to parlay
that passion for a while, working as a freelance reporter for a
couple of newspapers in the Detroit area. Writing features and hard
news helped me hone my talents. But while newspaper work was
interesting and paid a few bills, it was a far cry from the fiction
writing that I enjoy the most.
always been drawn to mysteries and thrillers, the kind of stories
that have a fast pace, that keep you moving and keep you guessing as
to what’s going to take place next. Mix those in with some elements
of crime, perhaps a glimpse of the seedier side and you’ve got me. So
it’s always been one of my goals to write stories like
was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and raised in Houlka, a small rural
town forty-five minutes southwest down the famous Natchez Trace. She
found a love of reading very early and quickly devoured everything
she could. Told repeatedly that she had a wonderful imagination, she
turned to scribbling her musings and wrote her first novel while in
college. It was never published and has since vanished. The death of
a close friend who aspired to become an author reawakened her own
desire resulting in penning her first book, Shattered Dreams,
published in 2013.
now resides in Meridian, Mississippi with her supportive family –
husband, Robert and daughter Rebecca, two cats, and two dogs. When
she isn’t writing, she spends way too much time with her online
friends and feeding her ravenous appetite for the written word.
is no wrong or right way to deal with a death. Or to grieve in a way
that is expected. The loss of a loved one can hit you in ways you
could never imagine. At least, it did to Hunter Holland. College
Junior Hunter knows he messes up; he knows he hates his life; he also
knows he blames his father for his mother’s death. What he doesn’t
know is that his life is about to change–all thanks to Louisa
Dawson. Louisa, the freshman, is sweet. Shy. Innocent. She doesn’t
care for boys, but rather books. Hunter is crazy, a player, and as
cocky as they come. The college ‘bad news’ is everything she
wants to stay away from, yet he is everything she is drawn to.
Focused on her studies, Louisa doesn’t have time for Hunter who is
both distracting and disruptive, but Louisa is the breath of fresh
air Hunter needs. She is the only girl he is willing to work for. She
is also the only girl that understands why Hunter is living the life
he is. Louisa is determined to prove to Hunter that living in a
tormented past is never going to guarantee a happy future. They say
opposites attract… maybe they do.
I was born in California. If I’d been born in the 90’s I would have been called a Valley Girl because my hometown was in one of the largest agricultural areas in the state, Modesto. Fortunately, I wasn’t born in the 90’s (or unfortunately because then I’d be much younger). I lived in a lot of other places, and then returned to my home state where I still live. When we came back to the states, we had the choice between living near the Pacific or living in the mountains with the trees. We chose the trees and drive to the beach.
Give me a brief Bio of you.
I write in two categories of fiction. I write contemporary/realistic young adult-crossover stories ( Double Negative, Sudden Secrets, Princess of Las Pulgas and Sliding on the Edge). My middle grade fiction include adventure/fantasies Alligators Overhead, Great Time Lock Disaster, Some Very Messy Medieval Magic (Spring 2018) and Sign of the Green Dragon. I have a lot of magazine articles and stories out and about, and I have several short stories in anthologies. Short stories are a great break from writing novels, so that’s why I jump in to write them once in a while.
When I’m not forcing a story into submission, I’m traveling. Give me a ticket and I’m off…anywhere. It doesn’t matter. However, no matter how much I’m excited to see other places, my heart’s here in the USA. With all its faults and chaos, I’ve always called this place home. My background is in Linguistics and Inter-Cultural Communication, so I suppose that’s one of the reasons for my love of seeing other parts of the world. That and I have a lot of family and friends in different places.
My family says I’m an exercise nut, and they’re probably right. Writing takes a lot of sedentary time, so I make sure to off-set that with hiking and yoga … a lot. Also I love to cook and to eat, so the only way i can do that and fit in my clothes is to move this body around with some vigor.
What is the name of your book?
Well, I have 7 books in print ( I mentioned them above), so I’m not sure which one to choose. That would be kind of like giving preferential treatment to one of my kids. However, I do have a new one coming out May 15 called Some Very Messy Medieval Magic (a middle grade fantasy published by Dancing Lemur Press), so I can tell you a bit about that one without showing favoritism. The other book (an anthology) that I have work in is Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime. My story is Heartless and it’s a bit a departure for me since it’s an adult crime piece set in Chicago in the 19th century. Actually, I set it during the great Chicago fire.
What genre is it?
Some Very Messy Medieval Magic is one of my middle grade fantasy/adventure stories, and Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime is an anthology of mystery and crime.
Give us a short synopsis or snippet of your book.
Pete’s stuck in medieval England!
Pete and his friend Weasel thought they’d closed the Time Lock on their last time travel expedition. But a young page from medieval times, Peter of Bramwell, goes missing. His absence during a critical moment will forever alter history unless he’s found.
There’s only one solution – fledgling wizard Pete must take the pages place. Accompanied by Weasel and Fanon, Peter’s alligator familiar, they travel to 1173 England.
But what if the page remains lost – will Pete know what to do when the critical moment arrives? Toss in a grumpy Fanon, the earl’s curious niece, a talking horse, and the Circle of Stones and Pete realizes he’s in over his young wizard head yet again.
In the short story for Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime, I dabbled in a bit of horror, setting my story, Heartless, in the strict Victorian period where even the word, leg, was considered improper in polite conversation. I also chose to set the story to coincide with the Great Chicago fire, so there’s an element of a race against time and the flames that consumed so much of that city back in 1871.
Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself?
#1 I like to hike. I take one whenever I can’t put words down that make sense or when someone tells me to.
#2 I iron my sheets. My mother once told me, I had a Princess and The Pea, attitude about my bed. I do. Smooth, white linen sheets make going to bed a treat…those and a book that I can’t wait to return to.
#3 Pickles are my go-to snack when I’m upset. Chocolate doesn’t do the trick. I save chocolate for when I’m happy.
How long have you been a writer or known that was something you wanted to do?
I’m not sure. Really. But I can tell you how long I’ve been writing fiction for publication. I sold my first book in 2009, so I must have started doing that in 2007 or 8. At least I had the idea for the book about that time, then the nerve to actually tell the story must have come right on the heels of inspiration. Using my trusty calculator (fingers and one toe) that makes it about eleven years. I’m still not sure it’s what I want to do. I just know writing fiction is something that I want to get better at doing before moving on to my next great adventure.
What else might pique the reader’s interest in your book?
Readers might like to see the trailer. It’s fun. I love those mini-movies. They make me crave popcorn. Here’s the link/embed code to the trailer for the adventures of Pete and Weasel.https://youtu.be/h59dYGrVQvs/ <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/h59dYGrVQvs” frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe>
And if they like knights and medieval castles with moats and magic, the story has all of that. I’ll be posting some great pictures of castles I visited last fall where the story took place. I even got to see King Ricard II’s private quarters, his personal toilet (a noble privilege) and some motes that I describe in the story. I’d only looked up all of that during the writing, but seeing them first-hand was great fun and I knew I’d written the descriptions accurately.
In Tick Tock: A Stick in Crime, the readers are going to find eleven very different, but riveting tales about crimes and mysteries and really dark hearts. Where can we find your book?
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.
of the past could destroy all of their futures . . .
Quentin Marsh’s family has seen its share of tragedy, though he
remains skeptical that their misfortunes are tied to a centuries-old
curse. But to placate his pregnant sister, Quentin makes the
pilgrimage to Point Pleasant, West Virginia, hoping to learn more
about the brutal murder of a Shawnee chief in the 1700s. Did one of
the Marsh ancestors have a hand in killing the chief —the man who
cursed the town with his dying breath?
Sarah Sherman doesn’t believe in curses either, she’s compelled
to use her knowledge of Point Pleasant to uncover the long-buried
truth. The river town has had its own share of catastrophes, many
tied to the legendary Mothman, the winged creature said to haunt the
woods. But Quentin’s arrival soon reveals that she may have more of
a stake than she realized. It seems that she and Quentin possess
eerily similar family heirlooms. And the deeper the two of them dig
into the past, the more their search enrages the ancient mystical
forces surrounding Point Pleasant. As chaos and destruction start to
befall residents, can they beat the clock to break the curse before
the Mothman takes his ultimate revenge? . . .
a Pandora’s Box of characters when she was a child and never looked
back. Her father, an artist who tinkered with writing, encouraged her
to create make-believe worlds by spinning tales of far-off places on
summer nights beneath the stars.
Mae loves creating
character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to
mythical. Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with
conflict, romance and elements of mystery. Married to her high school
sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about
writing, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail and cats.
For Leira Venn, her future is a given
foretold by the oracle of the Albah, the ancient people she was born
to. Which is why she knows from the moment she meets Dr. Julian Ryder
that he is fated to be hers. But nothing else about the prophecy
feels right. For the handsome doctor is shrouded by darkness, and
intimately involved with a woman who seems intent on killing Leira …
Or a death wish?
Sorrow has shadowed Julian Ryder for as
long as he can remember. But from the moment he meets lovely Leira,
his heart is filled with hope for the future—a future that is as
combustible as the powerful attraction between them. For Leira is
marked for death by the very forces who killed his mother. The very
darkness that stole everything he held most dear. Only this time,
Julian is stronger, more in control of his powers than ever. But will
it be enough to save Leira from those who would destroy her?
Shona Husk lives in Western Australia
at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination
she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she
discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back. With over forty
published stories, ranging from sensual to scorching, she writes
contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance.
The Wilde brothers may be attracted
to all things fast and furious. But their spirited sister can’t be
tamed when it comes to matters of the heart . . .
The beautiful vistas and peace and
quiet on her family’s Wyoming ranch are a balm for Eden Wilde’s
soul—and inspire a gentle touch when it comes to breaking the wild
horses she loves. Though there’s no hope on the breathtaking
horizon for her love life. Until her sanctuary is invaded by a movie
studio shooting their latest blockbuster starring Hollywood’s man
of the moment.
After a personal tragedy plays out in
his real life, movie star Blake Benedict finds himself falling for
the wide-open spaces and easy going pace of Wyoming—and for Eden.
Around her, he feels safe shedding his public persona and letting
down his guard. But then accidents begin to happen on set, mishaps
that could end Blake’s career—or his life. And Eden will be
forced out of her comfort zone to save the Hollywood hero from an
enemy he never saw coming . . .
Write what you know. Jannine Gallant
has taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns
and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. She grew up in a tiny
Northern California town and currently lives in beautiful Lake Tahoe
with her husband and two daughters. When she isn’t busy writing or
being a full time mom, Jannine hikes or snowshoes in the woods around
her home. Whether she’s writing contemporary, historical or
romantic suspense, Jannine brings the beauty of nature to her
Finlay Ryder, danger means playing a racecar driver on a daytime
soap. That is, until he’s forced to reckon with his true identity
as an Albah, a magical ancient race, by one of his own kind. Someone
wants him dead. And worse, an ancient vampire is on the prowl,
drawing blood left and right. Now, Finlay has no choice but to hunt
enemies with unspeakable powers—or risk being hunted himself…
that’s just the first date
skater Alina Nyx is using her broken wrist as an excuse for a career
change. And when she falls for handsome Finlay, Albah drama feels
like her new full-time job. Learning about magic and vampires is
exciting, until her life is threatened. Now, as she begins to uncover
her own mysterious powers, she must combine forces with Finlay to
eradicate their foes for good, or all Albah will suffer…
in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a
lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories.
As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back.
With over forty published stories, ranging from sensual to scorching,
she writes contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance.
teen, one cranky old man and the open road. What could go wrong?
old Wil Carter can think of more than a fistful of things he’d
rather do than go on a road trip with his ninety-five year old
grandfather. But when Gramps Wilf barks an order, you listen or get
an earful of grief.
lost his parents in a horrible car accident when he was five. Gramps
has been the only parent he has ever known. Now that he’s ready to
go off to college, the old man says he has things Wil needs to learn
to be the man he’s supposed to be. But the trip turns out to be
more than he bargains for.
their week-long road trip across the Canadian Prairies, Wil not only
learns tidbits about his own life, but realizes the grandfather he
thought he knew has mysteries of his own. With each stop they make, a
new layer of emotional truth is revealed…for each of them.
Gramps teach Wil what he needs to know before the journey ends? And
is Wil strong enough to hear it?
LAIRD – is a psychology/criminology major, freelance writer and
author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband, Ryan, three
daughters [Jaimie (fourteen), Jordhan (twelve), and Sophie (eight)]
and baby boy, Xander (ten). Her passion is helping children and
families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, mental and
emotional disorders and other special needs.
find her work in many online and in-print parenting, inspirational,
Christian and writing publications in Canada, United States,
Australia, and Britain. In addition, she’s authored an
award-winning children’s book (I’m Not Weird, I Have SPD), two
memoirs (the multi award-winning, Not Just Spirited: A Mom’s
Sensational Journey With SPD and White Elephants), a Young Adult
novella (Blackbird Flies), an adult Suspense/Thriller (Out Of Sync),
a Young Adult Suspense/Paranormal (Dark Water) and a contemporary New
Adult novel (Just Shut Up and Drive,). She is presently working on a
sequel to Not Just Spirited as well as the next book in the Dark
Water series. Stayed tuned as Chynna has several Works-In-Progress on
year-old Starry is destined to take over her father’s powerful drug
syndicate. But when she finds out he has kept her only sister a
secret from her, she can’t trust him anymore. Furious, Starry vows
to find Emma, even though she knows her defiance could lead to losing
the position she’s worked so hard to inherit.
Emma isn’t quite the sister Starry hoped for. She’s a
straight-laced good girl who wants nothing more than to take down the
syndicate that destroyed her family. Starry, willing to do anything
to secure her place in the syndicate, accepts her father’s
ultimatum to kill Emma and everyone helping her. But the more Starry
gets to know Emma, and the more secrets she uncovers, the more she
questions whether the price of saving the syndicate is too high—even
for someone as cold-blooded and vicious as Starry.
lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She’s a
foodie and also adores anything Star Wars related. She loves to read
and write books in the time she grabs between her sword-wielding
husband and energetic daughter. She believes a simple life is the
best life. Michelle mainly writes contemporary Young Adult and New
Adult fiction, but occasionally branches into other genres.
are moments in time that stand out more than others: your first kiss,
a special birthday party, seeing your baby for the first time, an
intimate conversation, a first date, even something as little as
sitting around a dining room table with friends. This is the story of
the moments that stood out after I first laid eyes on Noah Gish. ~
city, it used to be a place I loved and missed with an ache in my
gut. It was home. The place where I grew up, where I had fun, where I
had my friends, where life was as good as I knew it to be. Then I was
shipped off to a place that begins the story of how I fell in love,
just to screw everything up. ~ Noah Gish
is a contemporary romance about first love and heartbreak.
is my passion. I like to challenge myself and grow in my writings. I
have many unfinished books and some that have been published under a
different name. Why I chose to do this is because of my writing
growth and the differentiation in genre. I don’t want my future books
to be judged by the inexperience of my past writings. Though I love
those books, they came out of nowhere and it’s apparent in the
writings they were a first draft from someone with no experience.
passions include the arts–music, photography, writing, dance,
painting, films, architecture, anything that is creation. There is
not much I don’t like; and if I don’t like it, I at least appreciate
the process that took place to create it. This is something
incorporated in all my books. I’ve known so many talented people, and
truly believe no one is without a talent. Everyone has something
ingrained in them; just naturally gives them the ability to create
new life in the form of art.
my spare time, which is basically non-existent between my day job and
writing, I enjoy being out in nature, travelling, spending time with
family, and reading. I read everything, from contemporary to
paranormal, from historical romance to erotica, from history to
science. Learning is something very important to me. I really do
learn something new everyday, my brain storing so much useless to
life-saving information. My brain, the sponge.
Blackburn is living on borrowed time. An ancient curse violently
claims the life of each Blackburn male on his twenty-seventh
birthday. As his approaches, his only hope of survival is a witch who
vanished long ago without a trace.
Seymour eagerly counts down the days until the curse will claim
Victor’s life. She watched him murder her mother, and only his
death will free her of the hatred and anger she harbors.
fate throws them together in Devil’s Cove, desire simmers between
the handsome pirate and the spirited barkeeper’s niece until they
learn the truth about each other. Desperate for her cooperation,
Victor spirits her away to Blackburn Castle in the Scottish
Highlands, where forces of magic and mists from beyond the grave
weaken her resolve, opening her eyes to the truth of the past.
Victor and Mercy unearth the fabled stones needed to break the curse,
they discover that the only weapon powerful enough to destroy hate is
love. But will they have to sacrifice their relationship to save what
means the most to them?
in unspeakable horror and spoken of only in whispers, the abandoned
Devil’s Cove Manor lures Captain Devlin Limmerick and his
unquenchable thirst for revenge to its doors. Feared as the Devil on
the high seas, the pirate’s desire to avenge his past is matched only
by his hunger for the powerful young medium he has coerced to aid him
in his nefarious quest.
from youth and touched with an ability to communicate beyond the
grave, Grace is both feared and revered by the uneasy town folk. Yet
she is powerless against the unrest brewing within the manor walls
and finds herself drawn to the Devil’s darkness. Still, she refuses
to sacrifice her soul to set Devlin’s unspeakable plans in motion.
an evil lurks within these walls, and their very souls are in
jeopardy. Grace’s presence at the manor spurs inexplicable
happenings, forcing Devlin to believe nothing is as dead as it seems
– not even his heart. Plunged into the throes of passion and danger,
they discover the only way out is to search deep within and summon
the courage to believe in true love.
Matthews’ debut book entitled Little White Lies, was conceived in
1997 while living in Cologne, Germany. However, marriage, children
and a day job that paid the bills put writing the book on the back
burner until 2012 when she discovered the folder with her research in
the basement while reorganizing! Determined to finally realize her
life-long dream of writing a book, R.C. Matthews spent 15 months
writing on weekends to complete the manuscript.
Matthews was raised in the Metro-Detroit area by deaf parents along
with four siblings. She graduated from a liberal arts college with a
B.A. in Accounting and German and continues to work as a certified
public accountant. She enjoys traveling with her loving husband and
children, reading, down-hill skiing, and playing board games.
Talisman and LIFE are high on the list of favorites at her home.
Matthews is the author of contemporary and historical romances
featuring bold, sassy heroines and magnetic alpha heroes. Warning!
The chemistry between her characters is off the charts hot, so read
at your own risk. She resides in the Midwest and is surrounded by
men: her husband and three sons. During her free time you’ll find her
watching The Walking Dead, reading a fabulous book or hanging out
with her family.
women navigate life while juggling careers, children, family, and the
men in their lives.
is bored with the family tradition of Sunday Dinner so she brings a
friend her family won’t approve of to spice things up a bit. Will
this friend go too far and cause too much damage?
only wants to do what is right and keep her family safe. How can she
do that when the world is so dangerous and her teenagers so willful.
Will helping a friend invite trouble into her perfect world?
loves to have fun and enjoys the company of men. She is a modern
playgirl who will stop at nothing to get a man’s attention. Will she
find what she’s looking for or something unexpected?
wants to keep the peace and keep everyone happy, especially her
ex-husband, so her children will live with her full time. Will she
lose the children if she can’t afford to take care of them?
wants to escape her perfect life, she just doesn’t realize it. Will
she find the passion that is missing or will she continue to hide
behind her computer screen?
Peel grew up in Enderby, BC where her family’s root run deep. Growing
up where television was either non existent or very limited she
relied on books & imagination to escape into the world
went to UBC to study and earn a general studies BA with a
concentration in Political Science and Economics. Macro analysis of
world events, social justice and human motivations became a passion
of hers. This passion is a driving force in all her stories, which
have political, economic, and social justice undercurrents.
a career in the financial field she decided to stay home and raise
her two children until school age. In 2007 she return to the
workforce as a sales / marketing / advertising professional. She
currently resides in BC’s Lower Mainland with her two teenage
Peel is a creative, intelligent professional with a 20 year proven
track record in sales, marketing, customer relations, project
management, presentations, and communication.
What do you do when your boss makes someone else the lead on a big renovation project that should rightfully be yours? You quit. On second thought, that might not be the best idea, but Charlee Jackson has never been one for second thoughts. Instead, she lands a big contract of her own. She’s jumping into her new life—work boots, tool belt and all. Now she just needs to form a company and hire contractors and buy supplies and get an office and not fall in love with her former boss’s son. Yeah. Definitely not that last one.
You can’t date someone who works for you, but now that his dad let Charlee walk out the door, Peter Elliot is considering his options. Charlee was their top renovation expert, his best friend’s sister, and the only thing that made the drudgery of running a large construction business bearable. But how do you date a competitor, especially one your father is trying to drive out of business? It would be stupid to make your dad angry right before he retires and hands the company over to you. Right?
When Charlee and Peter are scheduled to work on the same Indulgence Row house, their feelings and priorities are put to the test. They need to make a choice, and they better be quick about it, because the whole mixture is curing fast and threatening to crumble to pieces.
My Review: 5 stars
Love Under Construction by Danyelle Ferguson is a delightful clean romance that will help you escape your life for a few hours. It is the kind of book that you want to read on a lazy day with a cool drink in the summer or a hot cocoa in the winter. Either way you will find it a great escape from your everyday life. The ending will make you say “Ohhhhhhhhh” and sigh.
Love Under Construction is a great story about two normal people that need to sort out their feelings for each other and their personal ghosts. It is fun to see how Charlee, the main character grows and the different things she learns and the progress she had during the telling. Peter also has some growing to do, and they need to learn how to relate to each other.
Being her own boss means a lot of pressure falls on Charlee’s shoulders. This is a pressure that heightens when she discovers that Peter, her brother’s best friend, may have feelings for her. However, the problem only arises when Peter’s father comes between them, out of revenge, and pandemonium breaks loose.
Love Under Construction is a clean book even for YA, but it is intended for adults. Enjoy…
Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and her work has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books.
Danyelle grew up surrounded by Pennsylvania’s beautiful Allegheny Mountains. Then she lived for ten years among the majestic Wasatch Mountains. She is currently experiencing mountain-withdrawal while living in Kansas with her husband and family. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing and singing in
the kitchen, and the occasional long bubble bath to relax from the everyday stress of being “Mommy.”
In a journey for retribution, lines blur between courage, justice, and revenge.
A fresh start at college is exactly what Kate needs to ease the burden of her family secrets. When she meets the confident and charming Aaron Jackson, she weaves a new history for herself to fit into his seemingly perfect life. But the past refuses to stay where it belongs, causing a rift between their contrasting worlds.
When Ben reappears in Kate’s life, she is only pulled deeper into the childhood that she’s tried to forget. Driven by the abuse and pain that still lingers within him, Ben seeks Kate’s help in making a change. But in this journey for retribution, lines blur between courage, justice, and revenge.
Bound by their shared and damaged youth, Kate is forced to choose sides, and fast. The final act is almost here, and time is running out.
Erica Kiefer’s debut novel Lingering Echoes was published by Clean Teen Publishing in November 2013. She continued the series with Rumors (A Lingering Echoes Prequel) and her newest release Vanishing Act. All of her books can be read as stand-alone contemporary YA fiction, touched with romance, emotional drama and suspense. With a degree in Recreation Therapy from Brigham Young University, Erica’s experiences working with at-risk youth have influenced the realistic and relatable nature of her writing. Her first inspirational non-fiction entitled Borrowed Angel (published in April 2014 with Currawong Press) describes the loss of her infant son and her journey towards healing.
Married since 2005, Erica resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with her four children and can often be found satisfying her sweet-tooth with chocolate-chip cookies and a glass of milk. One day, she hopes to dust off her collegiate rugby skills and dive back into the game.
Facts about the Author 1.Readers would be surprised to know that I played college rugby at Brigham Young University.
2.I have always wanted to take horse riding lessons and gallop away into the sunset… Ok, maybe not quite that
poeticly, but I wish I had the skills to jump on a horse and take off!
Connect with the Author:
Top Ten List:
1. I have lived in five countries including the United States, Taiwan, Fiji, Thailand, and Indonesia.
2. My mother is from Thailand and my dad from the US.
3. Sadly, I am not bilingual.
4. My husband thought I was Hawaiian when we first met, which is one reason he was interested in me. He figured Thailand was a close 2nd! 😉
5. I am horribly, embarrassingly ticklish on my neck, a fact my family has abused since childhood.
6. Soda and candy do not tempt me, but baked goods like chocolate chip cookies do!
7. Waffles and crepes with berries and cream will win me over any day. I chose a fancy, scrumptious waffle over a birthday cake this year. Yum!
8. 2nd grade was the year I decided to be an author some day.
9. Ten years of marriage has given me four beautiful, crazy children ages 4, 3, 10 months, and one son in heaven.
10. My husband says right before I crash at night, I get silly hyper for five minutes and then I’m out!
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Q: Teyla it is so good to have you here this week. What is the title of your book?
A: Tell Me No Lies (under the name Rachel Branton) and The Change (under the name Teyla Branton).
Q: How interesting. What genre does your book fall under?
A: Tell Me No Lies is contemporary romantic suspense and The Change (Unbounded series) is contemporary urban fantasy.
Q: Love the combination genres. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Tell Me No Lies: With her trust fund in jeopardy, recently single Tessa Crawford enters into a relationship with a gorgeous neighbor that soon turns into something much more passionate — and dangerous — than either of them could have imagined.The Change: By fluke of a recessive gene, Erin Radkey has become Unbounded, a nearly immortal being with paranormal abilities. A week earlier she was considering a marriage proposal; now she contemplates the best way to stay alive. (Oops, two sentences! LOL)
Q: No problem they sound awesome. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A: Both of these novels took about five months to write.
Q: Wow that it isn’t much. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
A: The Change is very similar to urban fantasy by Sandy Williams and Patricia Briggs.
Q: Good to know. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
A: Tell Me No Lies was inspired by a woman I met at church one day and the crazy way she met her husband. It’s NOT their story, though, just inspired by it. The Change was inspired by my love of the paranormal. My Unbounded people are a mix between Highlanders and the X-men.
Q: We love Highlanders and X-man. 🙂 What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
A: The Cure, a sequel to The Change will be release on April 12, 2013.
Q: Tell us where you were born and where you live now.
A: I was born in Provo Utah and I still live in Utah Valley.
Q: Do you have a favorite character, why?
A: My heroines are always my favorite, especially when I’m writing in first person. I feel very close to them and I love to explore their strengths and flaws. So in this case Tessa (Lies) and Erin (The Change) are my favorite.
Q: What kind of impact do you expect your works to have on the reader’s lives?
A: My main objective as an author is to help people escape their everyday lives and go into an exciting world where they can lose themselves and forget their problems for a while. I want to sweep people away in imagination.
Q: Do you have a website?
A: Yes! And people can go there to read sample chapters or to sign up to hear about new releases: http://ning.it/16vfPBk
Q: Very nice. Where else can we find your book?
A: On Amazon both in print and in ebook:
Tell Me No Lies: