Posts Tagged ‘love story’

A tale of young love lost, and a life of regrettable what-ifs

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
Ann Swann was born in the small West Texas town of Lamesa. She grew up much like Stevie-girl in The Phantoms series, though she never got up the nerve to enter the haunted house. 
 
Ann has done everything from answering 911 Emergency calls to teaching elementary school. She lives in Texas with her husband, Dude, a rescue cat named Oscar, and a part-time box turtle named Piggy. 
 
When she’s not writing, Ann is reading. Her to-be-read list has grown so large it has taken on a life of its own. She calls it Herman.

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Stutter Creek (book one) is a romance, brilliantly hidden within a suspense-filled tale
of a psychotic serial killer with a chip on his shoulder. It is also a classic
tale of young love lost, and a life of regrettable what-ifs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Snippet:
SNIPPET 1:
Slowly, she raised her face. The top
of her head barely grazed his shoulder. She had to stand on her tip-toes even
though he was leaning down—then their lips met, and the brilliant rays of
sunlight falling through the pines illuminated his face like that of a saint in
a stained-glass window. “Saint John,” she laughed.
    He laughed
with her.
SNIPPET 2:
He looked up from unloading his truck
just as Turk came crashing through the underbrush. The huge Shepherd was so
excited to see his master that he stood straight up and placed his giant paws
on John’s chest. On anyone else, the paws would have landed on shoulders, but
John Stockton stood six feet four inches tall in his stocking feet. With his
lug-soled boots on, he was easily six and a half feet.

 

 

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A romance, brilliantly hidden within a suspense-filled tale of a psychotic serial killer with a chip on his shoulder

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
Ann Swann was born in the small West Texas town of Lamesa. She grew up much like Stevie-girl in The Phantoms series, though she never got up the nerve to enter the haunted house. 
 
Ann has done everything from answering 911 Emergency calls to teaching elementary school. She lives in Texas with her husband, Dude, a rescue cat named Oscar, and a part-time box turtle named Piggy. 
 
When she’s not writing, Ann is reading. Her to-be-read list has grown so large it has taken on a life of its own. She calls it Herman.

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Stutter
Creek (book one) is a romance, brilliantly hidden within a suspense-filled tale
of a psychotic serial killer with a chip on his shoulder. It is also a classic
tale of young love lost, and a life of regrettable what-ifs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Snippet:
SNIPPET 1:
Slowly, she raised her face. The top
of her head barely grazed his shoulder. She had to stand on her tip-toes even
though he was leaning down—then their lips met, and the brilliant rays of
sunlight falling through the pines illuminated his face like that of a saint in
a stained-glass window. “Saint John,” she laughed.
    He laughed with her.
SNIPPET 2:
He looked up from unloading his truck
just as Turk came crashing through the underbrush. The huge Shepherd was so
excited to see his master that he stood straight up and placed his giant paws
on John’s chest. On anyone else, the paws would have landed on shoulders, but
John Stockton stood six feet four inches tall in his stocking feet. With his
lug-soled boots on, he was easily six and a half feet.

 

 

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Presley is still determined to save his life, even as Landon’s death-date looms

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

 

Catina worked her way through college as a TV reporter and a dating game show host. She’s a sucker for Young Adult romance stories (both real and make-believe). She has a panache for match-making and loves that many of her “set-ups” have resulted in marriages. 
 
After spending most of her adult life in Las Vegas, Catina traded in tumbleweeds for earthquakes and now lives with her husband and four children near San Diego, California. If she’s not home, chances are you can find her at the beach, Disneyland or In-N-Out Burger. 

Angela Larkin writes clean teen romance and is a big fan of kissing (in life and in books). She’s been a gold miner, a pool cleaner, a mannequin dresser, and a teacher. She’s lived a true romance: meeting her husband in a case of mistaken identity. They recently moved with their four children from the sparkling city of Las Vegas to the shade of the North Carolina Pines. Chances are, she’s reading past bedtime.
 
True love doesn’t always mean a happy ending. Presley and Landon finally have a chance at a real relationship when they travel back in time, but their leap backward to two months before his accident has altered reality: Landon has no memory of Presley. 
 
Hurt and lonely, Presley is still determined to save his life, even as Landon’s death-date looms. He’s alive for now, but nothing is like it was . . . Before.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Snippet:
“Why don’t we just start from the
beginning, bud,” my mom says. “But before we do, I just want to say that your
dad and I are worried that the pressure is getting to you. You’ve just come off
the X Games. The Olympics are around the corner. Nobody would blame you if you
need a break. You’re more important to us than any of this.”
          My dad cuts in, “Son, we want you to
be happy, so if you want out, we can pull the plug today.”
          A lump swells in my throat. I know
how much my career has meant to my dad. He got me my first set of skis when I
was two. All of the months and years we’ve spent on the slopes. All the places
we’ve traveled. Sacrifices he’s made to make my dreams happen. And now, just
like that, he’s willing to let it all go because he’s worried about me.

 

          Could it be the pressure? Could the
stress be causing me to imagine things that aren’t real or forget things that
are? That doesn’t feel right.
 

 

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He’s alive for now, but nothing is like it was . . . Before

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

 

Catina worked her way through college as a TV reporter and a dating game show host. She’s a sucker for Young Adult romance stories (both real and make-believe). She has a panache for match-making and loves that many of her “set-ups” have resulted in marriages. 
 
After spending most of her adult life in Las Vegas, Catina traded in tumbleweeds for earthquakes and now lives with her husband and four children near San Diego, California. If she’s not home, chances are you can find her at the beach, Disneyland or In-N-Out Burger. 

Angela Larkin writes clean teen romance and is a big fan of kissing (in life and in books). She’s been a gold miner, a pool cleaner, a mannequin dresser, and a teacher. She’s lived a true romance: meeting her husband in a case of mistaken identity. They recently moved with their four children from the sparkling city of Las Vegas to the shade of the North Carolina Pines. Chances are, she’s reading past bedtime.
 
True love doesn’t always mean a happy ending. Presley and Landon finally have a chance at a real relationship when they travel back in time, but their leap backward to two months before his accident has altered reality: Landon has no memory of Presley. 
 
Hurt and lonely, Presley is still determined to save his life, even as Landon’s death-date looms. He’s alive for now, but nothing is like it was . . . Before.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Snippet:
“Why don’t we just start from the
beginning, bud,” my mom says. “But before we do, I just want to say that your
dad and I are worried that the pressure is getting to you. You’ve just come off
the X Games. The Olympics are around the corner. Nobody would blame you if you
need a break. You’re more important to us than any of this.”
          My dad cuts in, “Son, we want you to
be happy, so if you want out, we can pull the plug today.”
          A lump swells in my throat. I know
how much my career has meant to my dad. He got me my first set of skis when I
was two. All of the months and years we’ve spent on the slopes. All the places
we’ve traveled. Sacrifices he’s made to make my dreams happen. And now, just
like that, he’s willing to let it all go because he’s worried about me.

 

          Could it be the pressure? Could the
stress be causing me to imagine things that aren’t real or forget things that
are? That doesn’t feel right.
 

 

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Hidden circumstances separated them…

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

 

Hannah was proud to be part of the
MacBride clan. She loved her family, their land and her lavender. 



When she
found a love she’d wished for all her life on a trip to Paris she thought she
had it all. But hidden circumstances separated them leaving her back home with
an unexpected reminder of her brief love affair. 



When Ash shows up on their
ranch she is torn between wanting to share all her joy with him and afraid to
trust him to love her, not just their child.






 

 

 

 
 

J.L.
Petersen lives in Denver with her husband.

 
She finds inspiration in her adopted
state of Colorado and her belief love is the most powerful, positive emotion we
can experience.

 

Author Interview: 

Tell us about your writing – What genre do you prefer to write? What books, stories, other publications that you’ve written are your personal favorites? Anything new coming up?

 

I love writing contemporary romance stories. While my reading choices are much more varied I like telling a story that I can easily put someone in. I will always have a fondness for my Mile High Romance Series. The women in those stories hold many characteristics of some of my closest friends. But I am falling in love with the MacBride family. I am currently working on continuing the series with the third book which is Brand’s story.

 

What about you as a person? What do you do to relax? Favorite movies or tv shows? Hobbies?

 

My “go to” is always reading. Always has been and I suspect always will be. While I enjoy walking, golfing and hanging with my family and friends I crave days where I can just read undisturbed.

 

I love, love love old movies. By that I mean those made in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. And as an odd counterpoint to that I am hooked on many of the Real Housewives shows. But the Hallmark channels, both the regular channel and the Murder and Mysteries channel are on a lot during the weekends, to my husband’s dismay.

 

What gets your creative juices going? Do you write to a music, and do you want to share your playlist?

 

I always have ideas for my stories but the getting down to writing is usually based on having the personal space to do it. When my life is crazy busy, writing tends to get pushed to the back but in those nice quiet days I can usually get my mojo going.

 

“All writers must have cats, especially if they write fantasy or speculative fiction.” Do you have a stand on this one? Any cute pictures of your kitty or other pet?

 

Sorry cat lovers, but I am not one. As a kid we always had dogs but my husband and I neverhad any. He wasn’t much into having pets. However, I have a beautiful golden doodle granddog who was featured in my first book, Love in a Moment.

 

If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would you choose? What food would you serve?

 

I would dine with any of the male leads in my books. The women in them I already relate to but those men I’d like to get a bit closer to that testosterone.

 

If you could travel anywhere, on earth or off, where would you go?

 

I am starting to do this. This year I’ve done a fabulous Alaskan cruise and at the time of writing this I am preparing for a trip to Ireland and Scotland.

 

Describe your dream writing spot.

 

Anywhere. I’ve written at a pool in Mexico, on a plane, at a coffee shop and in my kitchen. It’s not about the place but more about a frame of mind and time.

 

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Stone’s wayward heart suddenly relies on two women—one who needs him—and one that he might not be able to live without

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Two
Hearts, Once Stone
by
Leslie Scott
Genre:
Contemporary Western Romance
 
Boots and Babies

 

Horse trainer Stone
Dempsey’s life is all about the ride—with horses and women. He
uses his equine talents to impress the country club set and earn
money for Smoky Mountain Reining Horses. When his drug-addicted
sister deposits her sick baby on his doorstep, he’s suddenly
saddled with real responsibility. 

 

Dr. Emmersyn Cole’s goal
of starting a practice in her favorite place on earth is finally
coming to fruition and she is not going to be sidetracked. Everything
is going great until Stone swaggers into her life, half-dressed with
a smile that could melt her insides. She’s determined to keep her
distance…until he rushes into her grandfather’s home, clutching a
feverish baby, terrified and vulnerable, and her heart’s hard shell
begins to crack.
In only a few short weeks, Stone’s wayward
heart suddenly relies on two women—one who needs him—and one that
he might not be able to live without.

 

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Scott is an avid romance reader and writer, a PAN member of RWA, and
a homeschool mom to one gifted eleven year old. Her debut novel was
released in December of 2017. She spends her days (and most nights)
crafting sexy, drool worth heroes and sassy, opinionated heroines.
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After years on the run, hunger pushed her to accept a stranger’s offer…

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
ALL
CRESCENT CREEK NOVELLAS HAVE RETURNING CHARACTERS, 
BUT CAN BE READ AS
STAND ALONES.
 
His
Midnight Sun
Crescent
Creek Book 3
by
Viviana MacKade
Genre:
Romantic Suspense
 
Tormented,
fierce, and broken, sculptor Aidan Murphy has judged himself guilty.
He yearns for love but pushes everyone away. He longs for acceptance
but has lost the key to open his heart. Until he meets Summer
Williams. Beautiful and smart, Dr. Williams promises haven for a man
who believes he deserves none. All he has to do is let her in and
risk his heart and soul.
Summer’s
managed to keep her inner light alive, even through tragedy. She’s
created a new life for herself and her daughter in Crescent Creek
with loving, caring and fun friends–well, except brooding,
breathtaking Aidan. She’s used to keeping away from his type,
though. 
All she has to do is ignore
the pull of a man who’s turning up to be much more than snarls and
storms. Will her compassion and medical instincts let her?
Love
can heal a broken soul and shake up a timid heart. Or it can unleash
devastation and a thirst for revenge.
Will
Aidan and Summer survive the storm?
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Painted
Love
Crescent
Creek Book 2
 
Thou
shalt not steal.

 

Oh,
but Florence had, and would do so one last time.

 

Ten
pieces her grandfather painted for her because he loved her.

 

Ten
pieces her mother lost, along with anything else, for loving the
wrong man.

 

She
couldn’t get back everything he’d wasted away, but she’d be
damned if she’d give up those paintings.

 

 

Easy
and genuine, Rhett loves his life–his family, his market, his town.
Until he meets a British woman with grey eyes and a cute little
smile. The woman he’s been waiting for.

 

The
thing is, to love her is easy, but can he trust her?

 

 

When
Rhett pushes to uncover her agenda, Flo knows she will lose
something–the man she loves or what she’d been fighting for
years.

 

Which
road will she choose?

 

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All
Those Miles I Have Walked
Crescent
Creek Book 1
 
At
eighteen, DJ had to make a choice–her heart or her dreams. Neither
was wrong, yet either would break her heart. She chose the world.
Over a decade later, she returns to Crescent Creek and to the one
regret she’s ever had–Scott. Scott’s always been steady as a
rocky reef. He’d loved once and when she’d left, his strong heart
had crumbled like a sandcastle. Now DJ is back, and Scott wants
nothing to do with her. The problem? They share Eva, a close friend
of both, and now Eva needs their help. Because of her, he’s stuck
with DJ and he’d be damned, the woman still gets under his skin. DJ
is a free spirit who needs the road under her feet. Scott is a family
man who wants to groom his roots. With danger on their doorstep and a
baby to keep safe, how much are they willing to compromise for love?

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She
Came With the Tide
Crescent
Creek Book 0.5
 
He’s
impulsive, fearless, and fun loving.

 

Erik
Axelsson, Ax, had it all: talent, fame, money. He’d lived the rock
& roll life fully and with gusto until it wasn’t fun anymore.
Without a second thought, he’d traded the spotlight with the
Floridian sun, and the guitar with a surfboard. Rich, and free from
anything – what more he could need?

 

She’s
innocent, scared, and in trouble.

 

Andrea
Smith escaped the life imposed to her when her parents joined a cult.
After years on the run, hunger pushed her to accept a stranger’s
offer for breakfast. She had no clue her life changed with that
simple ‘yes’.

 

 

But
the past catches up with her, forcing Andrea to choose what person
she wants to be: the scared cult member that obeyed in silence, or
the new woman Erik made blossom.

 

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Beach
bum and country music addicted, Viviana lives in a small Floridian
town with her husband and her son, her die-hard fans and personal
cheer squad. She spends her days between typing on her beloved
keyboard, playing in the pool with her boy, and eating whatever her
husband puts on her plate (the guy is that good, and she really loves
eating). Besides beaching, she enjoys long walks, horse-riding,
hiking, and pretty much whatever she can do outside with her family.

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Distracted by heartbreak, he is caught off-guard by a military coup

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

 

Adam Gowans is the youngest of five Air Force brats, out of which his siblings have voted him the weirdest. He loves anything that deals with stories, including movies, novels, television dramas, music, video games, manga/manhwa, and webtoons.
In his mid-twenties, he lived and taught English in South Korea for four years before returning to the States to live, like many LDS authors, in Utah.
His first novel is On Angelic Wings, which has a planned sequel, but the sequel will be released after two other novels that are calling for his attention.

 

Ever since magic caused his mother’s death, Ha-Neul, crown prince of Balhae, hates witches and the magic they wield. He has instituted harsh laws against all magic users.
 

 

Lisa is a young witch working undercover as a servant in his palace, hoping to gain freedom for her people. The last thing the two expect is to fall in love. But when Ha-Neul learns that Lisa is not only a witch, but the daughter of the Prince of Vires, land of witches, he banishes her. Distracted by heartbreak, he is caught off-guard by a military coup.
In hiding and on the run, Ha-Neul swallows his pride and travels with his siblings to Vires, planning to beg Lisa’s aid, only to learn that she has mysteriously vanished.
Now his only hope in reclaiming his kingdom and reuniting with Lisa lies in the remote Northern Mountains, a country no one has ever penetrated and rumored home of a powerful magic source. There, Ha-Neul learns that a being powerful beyond comprehension has been carefully guiding his destiny. But if Ha-Neul can’t let go of his hatred of all things magic, and accept the new path offered to him, it will mean the destruction of his entire world.

 

 
  1. What is your favorite book that is not yours?
  2. Pride and Prejudice. I read it once every year.

 

  1. Do you write in multiple genres? Which genre is your favorite to write?
  2. I don’t. I’m not sure why, but I prefer to write stories with science fiction and fantasy elements, though I do have ideas for an alternate history novel and others that take place here on Earth.

 

  1. How young were you when you started writing?
  2. I started writing in the 8thgrade, so I was fourteen.

 

  1. If you could meet any author, past or present, who would it be and why?
  2. I have three, two present and one past. J.K. Rowling, Rainbow Rowell, and Jane Austen

 

  1. How long does it take you to write a book, and what was your fastest book to write?
  2. At least a year or more. Raven’s Eye took me less than a year to write though.

 

  1. What is your favorite thing to do in the summertime?
  2. Stay indoors as much as possible. I’m a bit of a homebody, and introvert. I also don’t like the summer temperatures of Utah.

 

 

 

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When Texas oil mixes with Hollywood wine, love must prove it’s thicker than blood before a murderous adversary calls checkmate

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
The
Real You
Only
You Book 1
by
RM Alexander
Genre:
Romantic Suspense 
 
“Movie Star
Romance on a whole other level!” 

 

 

Reeling
from a nasty divorce, Paige Reed wants to move forward, and leave the
past where it belongs – behind her. A spontaneous decision leads her
to a location set for a movie where she meets sexy Hollywood insider,
Kellen Richards.

 

 

Kellen’s
southern charm sweeps Paige off her feet, despite the hungry
paparazzi watching in the background. But when a tragedy proves to be
anything but accidental, he vows to protect Paige with every resource
at his beck and call.

 

 

While
Paige fights to find her place in his world, Kellen must engage in a
lethal game of chess, their lives and blossoming love at stake.

 

 

What
Readers are saying:

 

“Emotional
roller coaster that took me along for the ride!”
“Heartbreaking
yet uplifting!”

 

 

 

Nominated for 2017 Reader’s Choice Award
and 2018 Author Academy Award

 

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The
Determined You
Only
You Book 2
 
Heroes
paint the big screen, but a violent opponent interferes with true
love, driving one actor to prove he’s more than a script. 

 

Easy-going
Lil Reed is like every red-blooded female would be: excited to meet
her first Hollywood A-lister. After all, Grey Richards is the talk of
the town. And she’s the lucky one; his brother is marrying into her
family. But Lil quickly learns an age-old lesson: be careful what you
wish for. Grey is nothing like the charismatic and charming
characters he portrays. This heartthrob is surly, arrogant, and
completely closed off.

 

With
no patience for gossip-reading fan girls, Grey is far from interested
in the youngest Reed sister. And a guy like Grey would never date
outside the elite Hollywood circles. That would be career
suicide.

 

 

However,
when there’s a threat against the Reed sisters, Grey feels compelled
to protect the spunky and adorable woman who somehow wiggled her way
into his heart. With danger closing in, Grey must save the sisters
and prove to Lil that there’s more behind the glamour and glitz. But
will she ignore the fake tabloids for a chance at real love?

 

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Only
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When
Texas oil mixes with Hollywood wine, love must prove it’s thicker
than blood before a murderous adversary calls checkmate.

 

 

Determined
to prove herself, Trinity Richards goes against her family’s wishes
and finally makes the move to Los Angeles. Knowing her brothers
monitor every move gives Trinity the courage to fulfill her dreams.
But now, her brothers’ enemies have a new target: Her.

 

Finding
solace at the bottom of a bottle, Tim Rhodes is still struggling with
his wife’s death. Encountering the beautiful and assertive Trinity
puts him on edge. After all, he has no intentions of ever falling in
love again. Love only breeds pain–and too much of it. The last thing
he needs is another woman in his life.

 

When
Trinity’s life is threatened, Tim’s torn between his past and what
could possibly be his future. Now, it’s up to him to confront his
demons and fight for the woman he wants. Can he bury his pain and
save Trinity before it’s too late?

 

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RM
Alexander is an author of romantic suspense. With driven characters
who suffer the worst kinds of betrayals, RM’s novels promise a good
read with unexpected twists and turns. 

 

 

When
she’s not writing, RM spends time with her husband and two children.
She loves to travel, especially to Walt Disney World, and is addicted
to orange juice and Ghiradelli chocolate. She is often found on
Twitter and Facebook chatting with other authors and readers.

 

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Learning that he is either a demon or an angel only makes him more irresistible

Monday, August 27th, 2018
Stratus
Fallen
Skies Book 1
by
Miranda Brock
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
 
Lily
Calhoun wants nothing more than some excitement on her quiet,
small-town life. When she gets caught in a storm one afternoon she
gets more than she bargained for. Excitement suddenly falls into her
life, literally.

 

 

Stratus
is mysterious, fun, and has a danger to him that Lily finds herself
drawn to. Learning that he is either a demon or an angel only makes
him more irresistible. But when strangers start turning up dead in
her town, Lily begins to fear her new found flame may be the
cause.

 

 

Caught
in a tempest of lies, secrets, and betrayals, Lily must discover who
Stratus really is behind his stormy eyes. Is it an angel who will win
her heart, or will it be a demon who stakes his claim?

 

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From
an early age Miranda Brock has always loved fantasy and adventure
everything. Since she doesn’t live in a world of enchanting powers,
mythical beasts, and things unbelievable she has decided to write
about them. (Although, if you happen to see a dragon flying around,
do tell her.) Born in southern Illinois, where she still resides with
her husband and two children, she grew up running through the woods,
playing in creeks, and riding horses. What started out as writing
poetry grew into short stories and eventually led to her first novel,
Souls Discovered. Miranda lives in the country where she finds
inspiration in the simplicity and beauty around her. With the help of
a ridiculous amount of coffee and some good music she writes whenever
she gets a chance.
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Three generations of romance, hopes and frustrations come along with the crown

Monday, August 20th, 2018
The
Princely Papers
by
Mohanalakshmi
Rajakumar
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
 
Albie
Ringham is like most twentysomething men. He likes fast cars and
women who look good driving them. As the spare in the Ringham
dynasty, he parties in the best nightclubs around the world while his
sister Victoria prepares to take the throne one day. When fate
thursts the crown back onto Albie’s head, three generations of
romance, hopes and frustrations come along with it. Can Albie fulfill
generations of his family’s obligation to become the people’s prince?
Or will he be lured away from duty by love when introduced to the
winsome Rachel?
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Mohana
is a writer and scholar of gender, race, and writing. Her work has
appeared in academic journals and books. She is the award-winning
novelist of
Love Comes
Later
and An
Unlikely Goddess
, among
others. As the host of the Expat Dilemmas podcast, she peppers each
show with reflections from a decade of living abroad. She teaches
courses on literature, argumentative and creative writing. You can
read more her website:
www.mohadoha.com.
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However, she will teach him to have faith in humanity, even if she can’t trust him

Sunday, August 19th, 2018
Dissension
A
Deliverance Novel #2
by
Kristy Centeno
Genre:
New Adult Paranormal
 
In
an age where humans dominate the world…

 

 

And
supernatural creatures exist in the cover of darkness…

 

 

He
must find a place among his rivals or risk losing it all.Hayden has
had his hands tied coping with life outside of the Institutes. He’s
come far despite all the bumps along the way.

 

 

He’s
allowed himself to believe he could live a normal life…until a new
threat makes its presence known.

 

 

In
an instant, his entire life is flipped upside down once more. Those
he cares for are not safe with or without him. There’s no escaping
his past. Or permanent solution to his problems. One way or another
he’ll become the target for all those looking to destroy the hybrid
who endangers their way of life and challenges everything they’ve
ever known.

 

 

Now
he must decide between kill or be killed, and risk becoming the very
monster he’s fought so hard to prove he’s not.

 

 

Freedom
has come with a price, but is he willing to pay the cost?

 

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He’s
been locked away his entire life.

 

He
dreams of freedom.

 

The
only way he can accomplish his goals is by breaking free of the
chains tying him to a dark past and gloomy existence. But there’s
one catch. He’s not human.

 

And
he’s never set foot outside his jail.

 

 

Devoted
to saving his peers as well as his own life, he sets out to find the
one person that can help him achieve his objectives. He knows where
she will be and what she will look like, but what he doesn’t
anticipate is the fact he finds himself caring for the girl whose
life he’s put at risk, more and more each day.

 

 

He
has no name.

 

He
has only known hatred and violence before her.

 

However,
she will teach him to have faith in humanity, even if she can’t
trust him.

 

Together
they will embark on a journey to bring down a corrupt system
responsible for the loss of many innocent lives. But when he finds
his feelings compromised, can he still move on knowing that doing so
will put an end to the life she once knew? How far is he willing to
go to be free?

 

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Kristy
Centeno loves to spin tales of creatures that go bump in the night,
with a sprinkle of romance to top them off. Her passion for writing
stems from a lifelong enjoyment of reading and the pleasure derived
from the magical worlds created by authors like her. She prefers her
female leads strong, independent, and stubborn who will stop at
nothing to save their loved ones and protect those they care
for.

 

 

Kristy
currently resides in Pennsylvania with her five kids and a pair of
noisy parakeets. When she’s not working or writing, she juggles her
free time between raising a handful of minions and pursuing other
career goals.

 

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She fights to protect her people, her friends, and her heart

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
A GIRL OF WHITE
WINTER
A Dark Glass Novel
Book #3

 

by
Barb Hendee
Genre: Historical Fantasy

 

Pub
Date: 8/7/2018
 

 

Kara, as a ward with
no parentage and no future, has been raised knowing nothing outside
her lady’s chambers. Until Royce Capello, a visiting nobleman, is
struck by her ice-pale looks, and demands her as payment for the land
the family needs.
With barely time to
protest, Kara is sold and packed off for a life as a concubine—until
a raiding party descends on Royce’s company and she’s kidnapped
for the second time in as many days.
Whatever happens,
Kara will be alone in the world, inexperienced and fearing even the
vast unfamiliar sky. But one raider gives her a choice—and a magic
mirror appears to show her where each path will lead…
She can leave with
her protector Raven and journey with his performing troupe, competing
for his mercurial affections.
She can flee the
raiders’ settlement, and return to Royce’s manor, chattel among
devious nobility.
Or she can stay in
the settlement, bound to firm, silent Caine, who is as gentle as he
is staid and inscrutable.
Her fates twist and
turn to affect far more than she could have guessed, tangling the
bitter with the sweet—and Kara must choose which consequences she
can live with…
A CHOICE OF
CROWNS
A Dark Glass Novel Book #2
Olivia Geroux knew
her king was reluctant to marry her, whatever the negotiations had
arranged. But she never expected to find handsome, arrogant King
Rowan obsessed with his stepsister instead. And before she can
determine what course to take, she overhears her greatest ally
plotting to murder the princess.
Olivia must act
quickly—and live with whatever chaos results. As the assassin hunts
his prey, a magic mirror appears to show Olivia the three paths that
open before her . . .
If she hesitates
only a moment, the princess will die—and she will become queen.
If she calls for
help, she will gain great power—but she must also thrust away her
own happiness.
If she runs to stop
the murder herself, she will know love and contentment—but her
whole country will suffer.
As she lives out
each path, her wits and courage will be tested as she fights to
protect her people, her friends, and her heart. And deciding which to
follow will be far from easy . . .
THROUGH A DARK
GLASS
A
Dark Glass Novel Book 1
On her seventeenth
birthday, Megan of Chaumont discovers she’ll be sold as a bride to
the brutish Volodane family—within hours. Her father grants only
that she may choose which one of the ruthless, grasping lord’s three
sons she weds:
Rolf, the eldest:
stern, ambitious, and loyal?
Sebastian, the
second son: sympathetic, sly, and rebellious?
Or Kai, the
youngest: bitter, brooding, and proud?
As shy, horrified
Megan flees the welcome dinner for her in-laws-to-be, she finds an
enchanted mirror that will display how her life unrolls with each
man, as if she were living it out in a breath. But there is no smooth
“happily ever after” in her choices.
Deaths and honors,
joys and agonies, intrigues and escapes await her in a remote,
ramshackle keep, where these rough but complex men reveal one side
and then another of their jagged characters—and bring forth new
aspects of Megan, too. But the decisions of one teenaged
marriage-pawn reverberate much farther than any of them have guessed
. . .
Barb Hendee is
the New York Times bestselling author of The Mist-Torn Witches
series. She is the co-author (with husband J.C.) of the Noble Dead
Saga. She holds a master’s degree in composition/rhetoric from the
University of Idaho and currently teaches writing for Umpqua
Community College. She and J.C. live in a quirky two-level townhouse
just south of Portland, Oregon.
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Colton will do whatever it takes to protect her, even leave forever

Sunday, August 5th, 2018
Never
Again
Dangerous
Secrets Book 0.5
by
RM Alexander
Genre:
Romantic Suspense 
 
Failure
isn’t an option…

 

Ken
Shepherd’s witness is murdered, leaving him to want more than just to
arrest the criminals and walk away. A career change to the Witness
Security Program gives the opportunity to help people who made bad
decisions find a second chance. But will high expectations lead to
happiness or is death lurking around the corner? Never isn’t as far
as it seems in this action-packed prequel to the Dangerous Secrets
series.

 

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Dangerous
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When
everything is taken from you, all you have left is what comes
next… 

 

The
perfect career became the perfect nightmare. Now the only solution is
for Colton Paine to leave his life behind to enter the Witness
Security Program. Though he has many regrets, abandoning Savana
Wyler, just as she’s entering remission from cancer—and before he
has a chance to tell her he loves her—rips his heart out. But
Colton will do whatever it takes to protect her, even leave
forever. 

 

Relocated
to a tiny northern Washington tourist town, Colton fights to regain
his footing in a new life constructed of lies. Haunted by thoughts of
Savana, he breaks the rules and keeps track of her. When the same
people who want him dead appear on Savana’s news broadcasts, it
becomes clear leaving wasn’t the answer.

 

Convinced
Savana is left unprotected, Colton abandons WitSec in a desperate
attempt to save her. But did his impetuous actions endanger them
both?

 

Tomorrow
was never more uncertain.

 

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who suffer the worst kinds of betrayals, RM’s novels promise a good
read with unexpected twists and turns. 

 

 

When
she’s not writing, RM spends time with her husband and two children.
She loves to travel, especially to Walt Disney World, and is addicted
to orange juice and Ghiradelli chocolate. She is often found on
Twitter and Facebook chatting with other authors and readers.

 

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Their last hope at saving Matt’s life will require a sacrifice from each of them

Saturday, August 4th, 2018


Laurie (L.C.) Lewis will always be a Marylander at heart—a weather-whining lover of crabs, American history, and the sea. She admits to being craft-challenged, particularly lethal with a glue gun, and a devotee of sappy movies. Her ninth published novel, her first romance novella, Sweet Water, was inspired by a visit to Oregon’s magnificent coastline, and time spent with Mother Eugenie, upon whom the character Mother Thomasine is based. 

 
Laurie’s women’s fiction novels include The Dragons of Alsace Farm (2016), Awakening Avery (2010), and Unspoken (2004), written as Laurie Lewis. 
 
Using the pen name L.C. Lewis, she wrote the five volumes of her award-winning FREE MEN and DREAMERS historical fiction series, set against the backdrop of the War of 1812: Dark Sky at Dawn (2007), Twilight’s Last Gleaming (2008), Dawn’s Early Light (2009), Oh, Say Can You See? (2010), and In God is Our Trust, (2011).

She is currently completing a political suspense novel planned for a summer 2017 release, a re -release of a romantic comedy, and she’s working on another historical fiction novel for a 2018 release. She loves to hear from readers.
Matthew Grayken is young, successful, and dying, which is why he’s about to propose to a total stranger. He isn’t interested in love. He needs a caregiver, a companion, and someone to be his legal voice when he can no longer speak for himself.

 

 
Lonely, compassionate nurse Mikaela Compton is intrigued by Matt Grayken’s tender request, but when their friendly marriage turns into love, she rejects the inevitability of Matt’s death and prays for a miracle instead.
 
Mikaela succeeds in reigniting Matt’s will to fight, but his body is losing the battle, and her determination to save him causes her to betray the fundamental promise she made him–to help him die peaceably.
 
Their last hope at saving Matt’s life will require a sacrifice from each of them, and force them to decide how far out on a limb they’re willing to go for love.

 

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             “Mikaela swallowed hard, and leaned forward. “So why marry me? Why not just hire me?”
“Because I don’t want to be the pitiful soul with only an attorney, billing hourly, as his voice. I want a wife with the legal power to speak for me when I can’t speak for myself and the personal connection no one else will challenge.”
“Like your parents when they come to take control of your care.”
“As well-intentioned as they’d be, yes. And I trust you.”
“You’d be pitting me against them.” She leaned back, but he was impressed that she wasn’t discounting everything he had said. “No. I would make my wishes clear. You would just enforce them when I no longer can.” He leaned farther forward, to close the distance between them, and looked straight into her eyes. “I know you’re alone, and I know money’s an issue. I can fix that. I have a lovely home that will be yours when I’m gone. And I’ll pay off your debts and provide tuition to medical school. You’ll be a doctor, Mikaela.”

 

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Her first day in the ER proves to be a humiliating disaster

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
 
TJ Amberson hails from the Pacific
Northwest, where she lives with her husband and nutty cocker spaniel. Her most recent novels include The Kingdom of Nereth, The Council of Nereth, Fusion, and Love at Lakewood Med. When she’s not writing, TJ can probably be found enjoying
a hot chocolate, pretending to know how to garden, riding her bike, playing the piano, or surfing the Internet for cheap plane tickets.
  
With a love of writing in multiple
genres, TJ Amberson strives to provide well-written, age-appropriate, and
original novels for tweens, teens, and new adults.

Savannah Drake would be thrilled about starting her final year of medical school if it weren’t for one thing: she has to spend a month working in the emergency room with cold, aloof Dr. Wesley Kent as her mentor. 
 
When her first day in the ER proves to be a humiliating disaster, Savannah is ready to swear off emergency medicine forever. Gradually, though, she finds that the unpredictable, emotional experience of caring for patients in the emergency room is affecting her far differently than she expected–and Dr. Kent turns out to be anything but the arrogant attending physician that she assumed him to be. 
 
But just when Savannah finally admits to herself that she is falling for Dr. Kent, she learns that things at the hospital are not all what they seem. 
 
Faced with a seemingly impossible choice, Savannah must decide between her future career and everything that she has come to care so much about.
 

 

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Danielle uses her fork to stab another strawberry out of her fruit salad. “Come on, you can’t tell me that working with someone as good looking as Doctor Kent isn’t going to help you enjoy this rotation a little bit.”
 

“Are you kidding?” I exclaim. “You saw how he was at the
orientation meeting yesterday. He’s completely devoid of personality.”
 
   “Devoid of personality or not, Doctor Kent is handsome.” Danielle gives me a wry smile. “At least your view at work will be nice.”
 

 

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Were the recent events merely the doings of a warped human mind?

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Blessed
Be
The
Summer Sisters Book 1
by
Teresa Keefer
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
 
Alana
Summers was quite content with her life. A peaceful farm tucked in a
wooded area by the lake with her pets for company. A shop in the
small tourist town where she sells a potpourri of items that reflect
everything about her. She’s at peace. She’s Wiccan.

 

 

Logan
Farmer is the local sheriff. Small town boy who went to the big city
and joined the police force. Then he came home where he belonged. He
is deeply rooted in his Native American heritage.

 

 

Both
had grown up knowing that there was more to the world that could be
explained or seen. But neither of them knew that their peaceful lives
could be disrupted in an instant by a legend long buried. A tale that
had been told to them by Logan’s grandmother when they were young
along with a warning that the ancient legend could replay during
their lifetime.

 

 

But
was it really an ancient paranormal evil come to roost or were the
recent events merely the doings of a warped human mind? Or had the
human’s events shaped the return of the evil?

 

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The
Summer Sisters Book 2
 
Teagan
Summers has a secret that she thought she had tucked away forever.
That is, until she was summoned to her home town of Lakewood to help
with banishing an ancient evil that had come to pay a visit to the
sleepy town. Then, she was faced with another woman whose secret
wasn’t so secret anymore.

 

 

Devon
Brock knew he had to help his friend, Logan Farmer. Logan had helped
him out too many times to turn his back and say no. However, he
didn’t realize that he would be called upon to pull out his law
license to defend a poor woman who had killed and mutilated her
husband on Halloween night. And he sure never expected to have to
deal with spoiled Teagan Summers as part of it.

 

 

Devon
and Teagan join forces as they work valiantly to not only defend a
murderess, but to help Teagan’s sisters and Logan Farmer as they
battle an unseen evil that threatens to destroy the small town of
Lakewood. And as they work together, they also form a tentative truce
that they both know could lead to more.

 

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Riana
Summers had spent most of her adult life trying to find herself. The
youngest of the three Summer Sisters, she just couldn’t resist sowing
her wild oats and she had done it across the country. When her
sister, Alana, had summoned her to come home to Lakeview because she
was needed to do her part to hunt down and destroy an evil entity
which had been playing havoc on her hometown, she did so with the
intention of returning to her stand-up comedy gig in Las Vegas. She
had no idea her brief trip home would turn to months and that she
would end up finding out who she really was. Or that she would find
herself face to face with a man who could get her to want to settle
down.

 

 

Eric
Michaels had been born and raised to be a farmer. It was what he did
best. So, when the opportunity to be the foreman at a farm near a
place called Lakeview, he had jumped at the chance. What he hadn’t
planned on was getting sucked into a paranormal nightmare. Things he
couldn’t even begin to fathom. Including finding himself deeply
attracted to a woman who could create magic with the tips of her
fingers.

 

 

As
the conclusion of the Summer Sisters trilogy comes to an end, will
they be able to destroy the force that had unearthed itself from its
deep dark grave to destroy them?

 

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started writing poetry in high school and after encouragement from a
dear friend, wrote her first full length romance novel in 2007.
Coming Home was finally released as a self-published book in
2011.

 

 

 

Teresa
holds an MBA in Human Resources and attended law school for two
years. She lives in rural Indiana with a menagerie of animals and
enjoys the peace of working in the garden and yard of her home. She
has three adult daughters and seven grandchildren and enjoys
crafting, cooking, reading, and studying spirituality in her spare
time when she’s not writing or working at her day job.

Her household includes a spoiled dog, three cats, two goats and a
stubborn miniature horse. 

 

 

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I didn’t really understand what love was

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

 

“Sally Britton is sixth generation Texan, received her BA in English from Brigham Young University, and reads voraciously. She started her writing journey at the tender age of fourteen on an electric typewriter, and she’s never looked back.
 
 
Sally lives in Arizona with her husband, four children, and their dog. She loves researching, hiking, and eating too much chocolate.”
“I didn’t really understand what love was. 
I didn’t know what it meant, that I should’ve fought harder for it.”
 
Banished from home by her angry father, Julia Devon travels to Bath to fulfill her role as family spinster by assisting her cousin, Lady Macon, in caring for her dying husband.
 
Nathaniel Hastings’s life runs in a predictable pattern, until a routine visit to one of his ailing patients brings him face to face with Julia, the woman who broke his heart five years before in London.
 
Julia and Nathaniel find themselves unlikely allies as they work together to tend to the family’s needs, fend off Lady Macon’s scheming brother-in-law, and avoid confronting the pain of their shared past. But could this accidental meeting be their second chance at love?”

 

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“Father did not approve and never would have. Nathaniel—Doctor Hastings—had dreams of becoming a physician. I could not ask him to wait for me, putting an added burden upon him, and I never
could’ve convinced Father.”
 
“But Julia, if you loved him—”
 
“I didn’t really understand what love was,” Julia said hastily. “I didn’t know what it meant, that I should’ve fought harder for it.”
 

 

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Their hope is that she will slowly be able to jog his memory and cushion the blow

Sunday, July 29th, 2018
When
Time Stands Still
by
Sara Furlong-Burr
Genre:
Romance
 
It’s
been nearly a decade since Elle Sloan last saw Luke Hutchins. Close
to ten years since she broke up with him over a single phone call,
providing him with little explanation. Since the end of their
relationship, Elle has done everything she could do to move on,
marrying, proceeding forward with her life, almost allowing herself
to completely forget about Luke.

 

 

Almost.

 

 

Out
of nowhere, Elle receives a phone call from Luke’s mother. Luke has
been in a horrific car accident and, a month later, has just awoken
from a coma. However, instead of celebrating, his family is stunned
to learn that Luke is suffering from amnesia and only remembers his
life as it was before his breakup with Elle. Not wanting to tell Luke
that he and Elle aren’t together anymore for fear it may compromise
his recovery, Elle is asked by Luke’s family to come to the
hospital to see him. Their hope is that she will slowly be able to
jog his memory and cushion the blow.

 

 

Guilt-ridden
over how their relationship ended, Elle readily agrees, finding
herself transported back in time with Luke to the life they once
shared and the future they could have had together.

 

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Sara enjoys reading, camping, spending time with her family, and
attempting to paint while consuming more amaretto sours than she
cares to admit. She’s also an advocate for melanoma awareness, having
been diagnosed with stage 1b melanoma in 2017.
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You hardly looked dangerous at the time

Friday, July 27th, 2018

 

Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

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The widowed Elise is a perfect English lady living within the confines of society for the sake of her impressionable young son. Her quiet world is shattered when she meets the impulsive and scandalous Jared Amesbury. His roguish charm awakens her yearning for adventure. But his irrepressible grin and sea-green eyes hide a secret.

 

A gentleman by day, a pirate by night, Jared must complete one last assignment from the Secret Service before he can be truly free. Elise gives him hope that he, too, can find love and belonging. His hopes are crushed when his best laid plans go awry and Elise is dragged into his world of violence and deceit. She may not survive the revelation of Jared’s past…or still love him when the truth is revealed.
The Guise of a Gentleman is a clean and wholesome Regency Romance, a.k.a. “clean” that explores finding one’s true self, loyalty, honor, and trusting loved ones. With plenty of swashbuckling action, it provides a several good twists that play off of familiar situations and proudly proclaims the redemptive power of love.

 

Snippet:
“You are a woman of great courage to face those cutthroats alone.”
 
His fingers closed around hers as if she were a lifeline. Her late husband’s hands had always been smooth and soft, the hands of a gentleman, so unlike this man’s calluses which bespoke hard work. She marveled at the strength in those hands, not to mention the tingles that traveled up her arm.
 
A flush crept over her face and she struggled to retain her composure. “I saw a cruel act and felt compelled to intervene. I could do nothing less.”
 
His eyes darted over her face and he said in a stronger voice, “Those men might have turned on you.”
 
“I’m an excellent shot.”
 
“And did you not consider that you may have been in danger from me?”
 
She suspected many women found him a very great danger, but not for the reason he spoke.
 
 Swallowing against a dry mouth, she lifted her chin. “You hardly looked dangerous at the time. And I daresay you lack the strength to offer any threat now.”
 
The barest hint of a smile twitched his lips and a wicked light glinted in his sea-green eyes.

 

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