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He’s got a sexy smile, a wicked sense of humor, and a big, noble heart

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
Forever
Wild
Forever
Friends Book 3
by
Allyson Charles
Genre:
Contemporary Romance 
 
Dax
Cannon never says no to a challenge. But when he discovers a sexy
stowaway in the back of his truck, he realizes Annelise Ansel might
be more than he bargained for.

An artist, Lissa claims
she’s leaving New Orleans for a fresh start in Michigan–which just
happens to be where he’s headed with the pack of rescue dogs he’s
delivering to the sanctuary he works for. But when three thugs
threaten to take lovely Lissa off his hands, he realizes she’s in
need of a sanctuary, too.
Once Lissa is riding
shotgun with her long, lean protector, she’s wondering if fate
might have something better in store for her than a life in hiding.
But when her hijinks threaten to take down the best man she’s ever
had the pleasure to run away with, Lissa realizes it’s time to face
her demons. Now it’s up to the two of them to fight through the
danger to discover the life—and love—waiting on the other side.
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Forever
Found

 

Forever Friends #2

 

Head
vet at the Forever Friends animal rescue shelter, Gabriel Moretti is
known as the Dog Whisperer because of his gift for soothing
rambunctious patients. But it’s the two-legged species that has
him, and his libido, working overtime. Marla Popov single-handedly
saved the shelter from financial ruin. But the bossy trust funder is
even more irritating than her snooty Standard Poodle. You’d think
keeping his attraction on a short leash would be a no-brainer for
Gabe. Unfortunately, Marla is also smart, beautiful, and intriguing .
. .
Most of her life,
people have been eager to tell Marla just what she wants to hear. So
now that she’s nearing forty, she doesn’t expect to be
refused—especially by a sexy younger man like Gabe. She also
doesn’t expect it to sting so much. But when she discovers a scheme
involving illegal dog fights, she gets a chance to show what she’s
truly made of. And as she and Gabe team up to fight it, they discover
a surprising respect for each other—and passion that might just
grow into love. . .
 
 
Forever
Home
Forever
Friends #1
 
LOVE
UNLEASHED

 
Isabelle
Lopez has never been a dog person. Raising her daughter alone and
building a real estate career leaves no time for four-legged
furballs. When she finds an abandoned mutt and litter of pups in a
foreclosed apartment, Izzy intends to drop them off at a shelter and
walk briskly away. Instead, her “heroic” deed makes her a local
celebrity. Her boss is thrilled. Commissions are up. And thanks to
gorgeous shelter owner Bradley Cohen, Izzy’s disciplined life is
suddenly much, much more complicated.

 
He’s
got a sexy smile, a wicked sense of humor, and a big, noble heart.
Even as Izzy tries to get her libido to 
heel,
boy,
 Bradley
sets out to convince her there’s more to life than padding her bank
account. But Izzy knows a trade secret that puts Brad’s beloved
shelter at risk, and she can’t warn him.

 
Their
relationship was barely getting started; suddenly it’s in the dog
house. Now Izzy and Brad need to figure out what matters most, and
whether this could be much more than animal attraction…

 
 
Allyson
Charles lives in Northern California. A former attorney, she
happily ditched those suits and now works in her pajamas writing
about men’s briefs instead of legal briefs. When she’s not
writing, she’s probably engaged in one of her favorite hobbies:
napping, eating, or martial arts (That last one almost makes up for
the first two, right?). One of Allyson’s greatest disappointments
is living in a state that doesn’t have any Cracker Barrels in it.
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Lance determines that due to the trauma she has suffered, the young woman requires retraining to become age-appropriate in all of her activities

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

 

About Lost and Found by Breanna Hayse,

Lance Callahan, MD, is known to his hospital staff as a man with a heart of gold. When a young woman is brought in with a gunshot wound and severe post-traumatic amnesia, Lance is just the man to care for her. No one knows who she is, where she’s from, or why she was left to perish in the unforgiving desert. Even her name, Noelle, is known to Lance only from an inscription on a necklace found in her pocket.

In his effort to help Noelle, Lance determines that due to the trauma she has suffered, the young woman requires retraining to become age-appropriate in all of her activities. Her little girl persona further shocks him when she suddenly claims him as her “Daddy.”

With nowhere else for her to go, Lance turns to his close-knit family for help, and Noelle suddenly finds herself with a new aunt and two new uncles, along with more love than she can handle. She quickly learns that there are some very specific rules in the Callahan home, for both Daddy’s little girl and Lance’s big girl, and that the consequences for breaking the rules include a very red and sore bottom!

Questions remain about Noelle’s past, and as the mystery of her origins slowly unravels, it becomes clear that Noelle has a very special secret of her own… a secret that could tear apart everything she’s learned to love, including the joy of being lost and then found by a man who’s given his heart to her.

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BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.
Who am I?
I’m a native Californian gone ‘wild’, and had the opportunity to travel the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service and received a BS in Biological Sciences/Marine Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Physics and then went on the gain my Masters in psychology. Following a government shut-down, I ventured into hospice nursing and grief counseling, and extended my practice to marriage and family therapy for those involved in alternative lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique perspective for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable characters.

In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving. Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.

My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time, I’ve devoted my ‘spare’ time to writing, researching, community involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.

I was formally ‘dungeon trained’ as a Domme before discovering my submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled primarily from either personal experience or observation, including spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on ‘the real deal.’

I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear), and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John can’t find it, art, yelling at stupid people on the television, and collecting inspirational trinkets. I’ve also developed my own paddle line-Subtle Hints.

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In Jacob’s Cove, where death is as common as apple pie, a serial murderer is a first

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
Seducing
the Darkness
The
Darkness Series Book 1
by
Shiela Stewart
Genre:
Paranormal Romance 
Trinity
was once a fragile girl. Being taken by a powerful vampire prince
changed her. Discovering him in the arms of another woman changed
destiny. Alone, she’s learned fast how to be tough, how to survive,
and how to protect the people in her city from the evil that lurks in
the dark. She was managing just fine, until Basil walked back into
her life.

 

 

Basil
Hawthorn has been the reigning prince of vampires since banishing his
father to the Realm of Dark Mystics decades earlier. When a prophetic
dream makes him realize Trinity’s life is at risk, he decides the
only way to save her is to push her away. Doing so is not easy.
Trinity is the only woman he has ever loved, ever will love, and he
can’t seem to let her go.

 

 

When
rumors arise of a plan to raise the King and blot out the sun, both
Trinity and Basil know they must do everything to stop it. Even if it
means working together. Despite the betrayal and the threat, they
find themselves drawn to each other. Love has no boundaries,
especially in the face of danger. But will they be able to stop the
ritual before it’s too late?

 

 

Or
will the darkness capture them both?

 

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Desiring
the Darkness
The
Darkness Series Book 2
 
With
the cloak of darkness surrounding Jacob’s Cove, Dante Vega must
work to protect the humans from the blood-thirsty vampires trying to
take over the human race. When a half-naked young woman races into
his arms begging him to protect her, he is compelled to help despite
the fact that she is a vampire.

 

 

Before
all hell broke loose, Gypsy Dawn was an average woman carrying on
with her ordinary life…until she’s turned into a vampire. With no
family and no where to go, she clings to Dante. Aside from his dark,
mysterious, good looks, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him.
And when his life is threatened she discovers just how protective she
has become.

 

 

Trying
to bring back the sun is not easy, especially when the creature
responsible, has gone into hiding. With Dante’s long lost brother
working with the enemy, one friend is killed and another is taken
hostage.

 

 

Will
Dante be able to save him before it’s too late?

 

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Embracing
the Darkness
The
Darkness Series Book 3
 
One
upon a time Jonah Moore had it all. Then his wife and unborn child
were taken from him, leaving his life darker than when Chaos and his
evil vampires stole the sun. Now, Jonah has lost the will to face
another day, which could be a problem, considering he’s just been
turned into a vampire and is now destined to live for eternity.

 

As
a nurse, Raven Moony is used to tending to the needs of others. Until
an accident changes everything. When she is abducted and forced to
tend to Chaos’ needs, she is more than ready to give in and
willingly accepts her role as his slave.

 

When
Jonah enters the picture, she finds herself fighting for his safety
and freedom as well as her own. Can she convince Jonah to go on
despite her own doubts? And can they open their hearts to love and
learn that there is indeed life after death?

 

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Charming
the Darkness
The
Darkness Series Book 4
 
Daniel
Vega had never been comfortable as a human so when he was offered
eternal life as a vampire, he turned his back on his family and
welcomed the darkness. Then Chaos, the one man Danny thought he could
always count on, goes missing. Now, shunned by his own kind, it seems
that leaving Jacob’s Cove is his only option. Until he crashes into
a high-spirited redhead.

 

 

Born
from witches, Starla Raine has spent her entire life learning to
control and manage her powers. Drawn to Jacob’s Cove, a city
magically cloaked in darkness, Starla runs into Daniel, a man
connected to the infamous spell, and she knows just what to do. Hold
him hostage and, use any means possible to make him give her what she
wants.

 

 

The
two forge an unlikely partnership, with Danny agreeing to help Starla
find the ritual, but only if she’ll work with him to locate Chaos.
At first he doesn’t mind using her magical abilities, or her body,
for his own gain. Sex is just sex, after all… until someone’s
heart gets in the way.

 

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Tempting
the Darkness
The
Darkness Series Book 5
 
For
twenty long years, Cooper Hawthorne has kept the brightest light in
his bleak existence a deeply hidden secret. All this time, his
beloved Gabriella has slept safely in cryogenic stasis, awaiting the
day he finds a cure for her terminal cancer. As love blooms amidst
the Darkness, and still no cure in sight, loneliness drives Cooper to
drastic measures. He awakens Gabriella and breaks his last promise to
her—by turning her into a vampire. Gabriella’s sense of betrayal
weighs heavily on her attempts to deal with what Cooper has done to
her. Pushing him away, she turns to his friends for support—and
finds she isn’t the only one hurt by his actions. Cooper fights the
temptation to use his powers to wipe her mind of the damning
memories. But, when he comes face to face with the monster that
created him, he knows what he must do.

 

 

Will
Gabriella be able to save him before it’s too late? Or will the
Darkness swallow him whole?

 

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Penetrating
the Darkness
The
Darkness Series Book 6
 
A
kidnapped child, a young woman in charge of protecting her, a newly
created vampire, and a city cast in darkness. Three innocent lives
are about to change.

 

 

Amara
loves her job caring for Felicity, the child stolen from her parents
by the vampire queen. Gifted with more power than a child should
possess, Felicity escapes to look for her mother and father, and
takes Amara with her. Thrust into a strange, dark world, Amara’s
loyalty and caregiving skills are put to the test.

 

 

Dusty
hoped to finish college and become a biologist. Until a sadistic
vampire kidnapped, tortured, and turned him. When he’s taken to
find his own victim, Dusty’s chance to free himself arrives in the
form of a bright white flash, a beautiful young blonde, and a small
child with the ability to incinerate anything and anyone with merely
a thought. As the three work together to find Felicity’s parents,
Dusty and Amara discover a deep affection for each other.

 

 

Can
their budding relationship survive the power struggle between warring
vampire factions?

 

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Consuming
the Darkness
The
Darkness Series Book 7
 
In
Jacob’s Cove, where death is as common as apple pie, a serial
murderer is a first. Lieutenant Sienna Storm, the town’s newly
minted homicide detective, is eager to prove she’s up to the job of
tracking down the demon who rips out his victims’ still-beating
hearts. Even if it means using her abilities.

 

 

Detective
Nathan Powers lost his partner to the aptly named Heartless Killer,
and the trail of bodies leads him to Jacob’s Cove, a strange world
populated with bloodthirsty demons and run by a vampire. Still, the
leggy blonde, Sienna, is a pleasant distraction. Until he discovers
she’s after the same killer—and she’s not sharing.

 

 

On
the hunt, the more they cross paths, the harder it is to stay apart.
Together they discover not only clues, but a searing desire, one that
may be their downfall when the killer targets Nathan, and Sienna
risks everything to get him back.

 

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Surviving
the Darkness
The
Darkness Series Book 8
 
You can run, but you
can’t hide.
Surviving an
abduction, and running home to hide, might seem like a good idea.
Except home is now run by vampires.
Deborah Carmichael
had it all.  Fame, fortune and an amazing gift bringing songs to
life on her piano. Until a madman began stalking her. At first he
seemed harmless, attending her concerts, asking for autographs. Then
he turned creepy, sending photos of himself wearing identical dresses
she wore, dressing up mannequins in her likeness. But she made a
vital mistake, sending her bodyguard away. It was the perfect
opportunity for her abductor to strike.
Rich, debonair, and
owner of the only vampire/demon establishment in Jacobs Cove, Zachary
Adams has it all. Or so he thought. When a beautiful, troubled young
woman walks into his club, he is instantly taken by her.
Helping her overcome her fears, teaching her to stand up and fight,
Zach knows she is the one.
When her abductor
finds her, and takes her captive, Deborah fears this will be the end.
Will Zach find her on time, or will Deborah find the strength to
fight?
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Shiela
Stewart is a paranormal suspense author with a writing history that
stems back to her youth. Always a dreamer, wondering if her stories
would ever reach an audience, she was finally published in 2006 and
hasn’t stopped since. It is rare to find a stand-alone book as she
prefers series stories. Her longest running series to date is her
Darkness series which is a vampire romance.

 

Her
joy for scary suspense is evident in each of her books. She has had
several accomplishments including fighting for the top spot in
rankings with author Stephany Myers, receiving glowing reviews as
well as interviews on television.

 

When
not writing, Shiela spends her time with the love of her life,
William, and their children and grandchildren. She enjoys getting her
hands dirty, working in her gardens and planting flowers. Her strong
affection for animals is evident in the many cats, fish and birds she
cares for.

 

Her
favorite time of day is at sunset.

 

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Can he be still long enough to realize that what’s happened before is not the end… but the beginning?

Friday, June 21st, 2019
Penny
For Your Thoughts
Sand
Dollar Series Book 1
by
J D Boudreaux
Genre:
Sweet Romance 
 
One
random act of kindness. One prayer for a miracle. Two lives changed
forever.

 

 

Penny
has her future all planned out. Her new job as a reporter is the
first step toward building a successful life for herself.
Unfortunately, her first day on the job isn’t going as she imagined
it would. On the side of the highway with a flat tire and open trunk
all she can do is silently pray for a miracle…and then gets
one.

 

 

Alex
likes to think he’s a good guy—the type of person who loves to
help others. A Good Samaritan. So naturally when he sees a woman
stuck at the side of the road, looking all helpless his first
instinct is to stop and help.

 

 

Little
did he know that this one act of kindness would steer both their
lives in an entirely different direction.

 

 

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Wish
I Had A Nickel
Sand
Dollar Series Book 2
 
Will
their reunion lead to love? Or another long good-bye?

 

 

Born
two days apart in the same hospital, Alex and Leigh grew up to be
inseparable. They were fierce protectors of each other, and it was
only natural for everyone to assume they would one day find their
happily-ever-after together.

 

 

Unfortunately,
nothing in life is that simple.

 

 

When
Leigh’s family decided to move to another state, it was only a
matter of time before the distance between her and Alex caused them
to drift apart…until finally, the special connection they had
shared was lost.

 

 

Thirty
years later, fate offers a chance at reuniting, but is it possible to
erase years of separation? Or will fate require a little help?

 

 

Can
a matchmaking mother and a smart-mouthed daughter working behind the
scenes help Leigh and Alex regain what was lost?

 

 

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Broken
Sand Dollar
Sand
Dollar Series Book 3
 
It’s
all about the love you give…

 

 

First
there was Penny. Their relationship blossomed into something
beautiful, and their engagement was proof of that. But her ambition,
her need for success, meant moving forward…without Alex.

 

 

Then
there was Leigh, his childhood sweetheart. She came rushing back into
his life just as quickly as she had left in the first place. While
helping her get her life back on track, Alex fell for her all over
again. But the more she learned about Alex’s past, the more she
learned about herself. Afraid of what may happen next, she does what
she does best. Run.

 

 

All
the while there was Payton. The woman who repeatedly found herself at
the receiving end of Alex’s good deeds, who has slowly managed to
get her life together. She’s forever grateful for all that he has
done, but given the chance to reunite with her family, it will mean
saying good-bye to Alex.

 

 

Now,
while nursing his wounds after all the disappointment, Alex returns
to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The place that’s always had a piece
of his heart.

 

 

It’s
there that he realizes it’s up to him to find his own way. Can he
be still long enough to realize that what’s happened before is not
the end… but the beginning?

 

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and raised in Opelousas, Louisiana, J D Boudreaux is married and has
three grown children. The family now resides an hour south in the
small town of Erath. A good story, good friends, and a good cup of
coffee are the ingredients that make up a great day for J D. Add a
little boudin, cracklins, and Momma’s homemade carrot cake, and J D
will call it a perfect day!

 

 

 

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“I don’t have any secrets.” Ally looked into Gavin’s intense gaze, burning into hers, “Neither do I

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Lauraine Henderson began writing as a child,
poems and journaling, until babies, building houses, and bookkeeping jobs
usurped her world. Now, well established in Oregon and with the children grown,
she devotes her time to writing her favorite genre, clean romance. 



Years of
life experience translate into plots, calamities, and happily-ever-afters as
she writes her inspirational and romantic stories about fictional people who
seem so real, you’ll want to know what happens after the book ends!

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Allison Lockwood and Gavin Hunt have
been offered the chance to take over the Lazy Daisy Inn and Campground so their
respective grandparents, the current owners, can retire and marry. It seems all
too easy for Ally and Gavin to prove themselves during the six-month probationary
period until they’re fighting disasters at the campground and failing at
over-optimistic baking expectations.

As Ally and Gavin slowly explore their growing attraction, they help each other
fight fires, endure raging storms, and share a few passionate kisses. But
there’s more than fires to fight when Ally’s grandfather disapproves of their
budding romance and Ally is convinced Gavin has a girlfriend in the wings…a
girlfriend expecting his baby!

Ride along as the two unlikely innkeepers figure out how they fit in their new
life and learn the lesson taught by the Daisies in the Driveway.

  
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Gavin opened the left door and allowed
Ally to enter before him. She couldn’t help noticing that even though he’d
dressed down in jeans, he still smelled intoxicating, like the buttoned-up
lawyer she had met only a few weeks ago. The room looked strange and not at all
like the fantastical space she remembered. The old, worn open beams of the
stick-framed roof were the same grizzled brown, nails pinned haphazardly,
reminiscent of artwork hanging on wire strung between them, and to the side,
under the slant of the roof, sat a small twin-sized bed with the familiar faded
floral quilt from her youth. An adequate chest of drawers guarded the new
partition. Although small, the room gave every appearance of an old attic and
certainly the space would be enough for the short amount of time she would need
it. The only thing out of place was the half-window at the end of the
unfinished wall. Ally laughed out loud at the sheetrock, nailed and taped, but
not finished.
 
“Can I see your side?” she asked. She
wanted to know if it was a mirror image of hers.
“Sure.” Gavin backed out of the room
and opened his door, stepping aside once again for Ally to enter. Sure enough,
his room was an exact duplicate in reverse, including the odd-looking
half-window at the end of the new wall. Except his side didn’t even have the
sheetrock; only wall studs with the back of her room’s sheetrock to separate
the two spaces. His dresser was also standing against the partition, but a
different style than hers, and his bed was covered in a faded quilt of the
American flag. Altogether, the whole room appeared terribly small for someone
of Gavin’s height.
Ally couldn’t help the spurt of
laughter that jumped from her lips. “Privacy without secrets.”
 
“I’m sorry?”
 
“Like a shield. We can’t see each
other, but we could speak in our normal voices and be heard.”
 
“I don’t have any secrets.”
 
Ally looked into Gavin’s intense gaze,
burning into hers, and agreed. “Neither do I.”
 

 

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Their love brought scandal and demons

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
Perilous
Confessions
The
Possession Chronicles Book 1
by
Carrie Dalby
Genre:
Supernatural Southern Gothic Family Saga 
 
Their
love brought scandal and demons.

 

 

 

Lucy
Easton, an aspiring novelist, will do anything to help boost her
chances at publication—including betraying her family. But when she
crosses paths with the charismatic Alexander Melling, her aspiration
for success pales in comparison to the attraction she feels towards
him.

 

 

Alexander
is a young lawyer from a powerful family, striving to free himself
from his father’s shadow. The more time he spends with Lucy, the
more desperate he becomes to shed the secrets of his past—a past
which can destroy the both himself and the woman he’s falling in
love with.

 

 

While
Alexander struggles with his past sins, Lucy must decide whether
loving him is worth risking her own safety…and her heart.

 

 

From
gossip magazines to gleaming Mardi Gras balls, Lucy and Alex navigate
the Edwardian era in the Deep South with both passion and guilt.

 

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Murmurs
of Evil
The
Possession Chronicles Book 2




During
the spring of 1906, Magdalene Jones is hired to be a companion to
Ruth Melling at Seacliff Cottage, the Mellings’ second home on Mobile
Bay. Magdalene’s simple country upbringing is no match for high
society banter and a manor hour infested with demonic activity.
Alexander, the Mellings’ bachelor son, and Magdalene find themselves
oppressed by demons playing upon their lusts. Claudio De Fiore–a
young Italian deacon training to become a priest–and newly arrived
from Scotland, Douglas Campbell, seek to protect Magdalene from the
evil within the walls but they themselves might be part of the
trouble.
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Carrie
Dalby, a California native, has lived in Mobile, Alabama, since 1996.
She’s published several non-fiction articles in national and
international magazines, served two terms as president of Mobile
Writers Guild, worked as the Mobile area Local Liaison for SCBWI from
2012-2017, and volunteers with Metro Mobile Literacy Council’s
annual Young Author events whenever possible. When Carrie’s
not reading, writing, browsing bookstores/libraries, or
homeschooling, she can often be found knitting or attending concerts.
Carrie’s two young
adult novels are Fortitude(historical) and Corroded
(contemporary). Fortitude is listed as a “Best History Book for
kids” with Grateful American Foundation for its historical
accuracy and being an engaging read for fifth through tenth graders.
Her current project
is a historical Gothic family saga for adults, The Possession
Chronicles. The first book in the series, Perilous Confessions,
released in January 2019 from Bienvenue Press and the second book,
Murmurs of Evil releases June 11, 2019.
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Madelyn’s daughter is marrying Ben’s son, in New York City everyone’s going – including Heather, the woman Ben’s been dating

Monday, June 10th, 2019

 

Keri Brooks Mcwhorter is a sixth
generation native of Chandler, Arizona. She’s fourth-generation graduate of
Chandler High School, and has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Arizona State
University.
 
While serving a mission for the LDS Church, she met her husband in New York
City. They have three children, a love of family, and an English Bulldog.

 

  
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Madelyn’s
and Ben’s families have been close friends since they moved next door to each
other. When Madelyn’s husband Luke died, she swore she’d keep her marriage vows
intact by remaining single for the rest of her life. 

She and Ben relied on each other for everything after he joined the widower
club. 

Now Madelyn’s daughter is marrying Ben’s son, and everyone’s going to New York
City for the wedding – including Heather, the woman Ben’s been dating.

Will Heather succeed in breaking up Madelyn and Ben’s friendship, or will they
discover their second love in New York City?

 

 

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“Good morning sunshine, feelin’ better? That was quite a
scene you made in the bathroom yesterday.”
    Did he mean the loud barfing and dry heaving? Or
when I hit on him? I decided not to answer.
 

 

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Cheryl Holloway author spotlight

Friday, May 31st, 2019

June’s Double Rainbow

Escape to Paris with this heartwarming, feel good romance to read in one sitting!

When love and monogamy fail…Her fiancé breaks off the engagement.

 

At first, June is stunned, but then, she is determined to move on to better things…like an unplanned trip to Paris for her job—where she falls deeply in love with a man from another part of the world. He wines and dines June; sweeps her off her feet; and ultimately, wins her heart. Their short romance echoes an endearing love. When she returns to the US, he calls her faithfully every day. Then suddenly, no call…

Can their love survive on different continents?

“An engaging story with beautiful imagery!”

In this heartwarming romance, June learns to embrace each challenge and wait for a transformation in her life.

This beautifully written romance is complete escapism. Each of the characters has been well developed, considering the length of the story, and the dialogue revealed a great deal about their personalities. ~ Lesley Jones for READERS FAVORITE

A Quick Romantic Read…This is a nice story for someone looking for love. Everything happens for a reason. Love comes when you least expect it. ~G. Littlejohn for Philadelphia Publishing House
Readers, this is a quick read; yet, an epic romance. If you’re a fan of Debbie Macomber, you’ll soon be a fan of Cheryl Holloway!

Since this book is free, you don’t have a reason for not reading it…and writing a review on Amazon. Scroll up and get your copy, today!

The link:

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The author:

 

About Cheryl Holloway

CHERYL HOLLOWAY is an award-winning writer, talk show host, journalist and retired writer-editor for the Federal Government. You can visit her blog at www.CherylHolloway.net/blog You can email her at authorCherylHolloway@gmail.com or check her website www.CherylHolloway.net for news, tours, book signings, awards, new books or a book party in your area.

She has been the Editor of numerous magazines and newsletters; and was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution Press. Cheryl is an avid reader and dedicated writer. She won her first writing contest at 15 years old with a State Crime Prevention Essay in Indiana. She began writing feature articles and later became a sportswriter and Editor. This author and book lover also enjoys traveling to any place with a beach. She was born in Chicago and raised in Indiana. She currently lives in southern Maryland and northern California with her family, where she is hard at work on three other book projects that are works in progress.

Cheryl Holloway has a writer’s blog where she pays-it-forward to other authors. Cheryl Holloway added, “I firmly believe that Pay-It-Forward means that we must serve others in order to lift up ourselves.”

Will Olivia and Alexander get their second chance to forever? Or will both their hearts and lives be destroyed?

Monday, May 27th, 2019
From
Geek to Greek Billionaire
by
Gloria Silk
Genre:
Contemporary Romance 
 
5
stars – Gripping story of true love, forgiveness and happily ever
after!
Did
he deserve her second chance? Could he love a woman with secrets?
Olivia
Moore is thrilled to renovate her best friend’s beach house in
Wrightsville Beach. But she is mortified when she literally bumps
into her teen crush, the enigmatic and sexy Greek geek, Alexander,
who heroically tackles her onto the hot sand. Nearly ten years ago
she fell for him hard and fast but he broke her heart. Now he’s her
best friend’s brother-in-law and seems to appear everywhere she
goes?
Still
sorry he walked away from the only woman he ever loved the shy
bachelor is determined to earn a second chance with the unique and
spirited Olivia. Begging her to help him boost his confidence to woo
a special, secret woman—her—will his convoluted plan win her over
or lose her trust forever?
Refusing
to let her secret past—or any man—distract her from proving
herself as the most talented designer in the industry Olivia resolves
to stay away from Alexander and focus on her work. But her generous
nature prevails. She is over him so why not help the shy geek win his
mystery woman? So why is she curious to see what Alexander will look
like after his makeover? And why risk being hurt and rejected again
by entertaining foolish dreams that he might take her to beautiful
Santorini instead of the secret woman he craves?
Once
the truth inevitably comes out, will Olivia and Alexander get their
second chance to forever? Or will both their hearts and lives be
destroyed?
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Today Bestselling author, Gloria Silk, loves writing sensuous,
uplifting and unforgettable romance and women’s fiction. Her powerful
stories are filled with passion without cultural borders, which will
take you to various exotic locales around the world. Her books focus
on the many facets of romantic relationships with strong and complex
family bonds.

 

 

Born
in Russia, her love of travel was ingrained within her from a very
young age, as she has lived in various parts of Europe and the
Mediterranean. Some of her favorite visited places are Austria,
France, the Middle East, Hawaii and Hong Kong. Her next planned
excursion is to Australia and New Zealand.

 

 

England
(where she was brought up) holds a very special place in her heart
with all its history and lush, green landscapes. Her background in
English literature, writing and psychology help her create
well-rounded, unique characters.

 

 

After
spending many years in London, England where she met and married her
own loving hero, she now lives – and happily writes – in Toronto,
Canada.

 

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Love in Bloom: A Destination Romance Book 3

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
A Love in Bloom is officially out. Come and see a Destination of Heart Romance Book 3
The blurb:

Camille is supposed to keep her stress level down. A fake marriage is definitely against the doctor’s orders.
Love in Bloom: A Destination of Heart Romance Book 3 by [Swinton, Lisa]
Following a collapse at Lakr, her makeup company, workaholic Camille is sent to the French Riviera to reshape her health habits. The beach is beautiful, but boring, until Camille reunites with university chum Tristan. He does things to her heart her doctor wouldn’t approve of.

When he offers her the chance to attend the exclusive French Royal Château and Garden Tour, Camille jumps at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. However they’ll have to enter into a fake marriage to go on the tour.

On holiday from his research lab in India, Tristan is delighted to be reunited with Camille, his university crush. With each passing day, his feelings for her grow. Self doubt convinces him that he’s unworthy of her love. Tristan must protect her from the secrets of his past, even if it means breaking both of their hearts.

Lisa Swinton

Biography

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

Of Sound Mind and Someone Else’s Body…“Are you man enough to be a woman?”

Saturday, April 20th, 2019
Of
Sound Mind and Someone Else’s Body
by
William Quincy Belle
Genre:
SciFi Romantic Comedy
 
Alan
Maitland is a successful businessman on his way up the corporate
ladder. Life is good, but life is also full of the unexpected. A
scientific experiment goes awry and Alan’s mind is transferred to
the body of Hana Toussaint, a high-class escort. Suddenly, he must
not only contend with a new identity, but with the eye-opening
experience of living as a female: how to walk in high heels without
falling; how to put on a bra without dislocating a shoulder; how to
deal with makeup without poking out an eye; and how to get along in a
society which in many ways is still male-dominated.

 

 

When
Alan discovers that Hana has taken over his body, the two of them
must work together to find the scientist who can reverse the
experiment and give them back their respective lives. Along the way,
they must cope with living as each other and learn what it’s like to
be a member of the opposite sex. And as their adventure goes on, Alan
the woman must figure out his growing feelings for Hana the
man.

 

 

Alan
faces the biggest challenge of his life which Hana sums up with one
decisive question:

 

 

“Are
you man enough to be a woman?”

 

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William
Quincy Belle is just a guy. Nobody famous; nobody rich; just some guy
who likes to periodically add his two cents worth with the hope,
accounting for inflation, that $0.02 is not over evaluating his
contribution. He claims that at the heart of the writing process is
some sort of (psychotic) urge to put it down on paper and likes to
recite the following, which so far he hasn’t been able to attribute
to anyone: “A writer is an egomaniac with low self-esteem.”
You will find Mr. Belle’s unbridled stream of consciousness floating
around in cyberspace.
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If you enjoy intrigue, conspiracy and romantic suspense, Ragnarok will grip your imagination and not let go

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Ragnarok
Worlds
Collide Book 1
by
Michael Smorenburg
Genre:
Fantasy, Romantic Suspense
 
A
secret NASA experiment gone wrong, the chaos that erupts, and one
reporter seeking the truth who chases leads where she shouldn’t.

 

 

On
a flight from Paris to Los Angeles Tegan Mulholland is intrigued &
charmed by Pete, the mysterious stranger sitting beside her. But when
their plane almost falls from the sky and other jets in her vicinity
wink from the radar, the official explanations that follow reek to
Tegan’s retired investigative journalist mind of cover up.

 

 

What
is not declared:

 

A
secret NASA experiment has warped a column of time instead of space,
plucking with it the planes out of our era, and a band of Norse
warriors from the Vinland colony millennia ago into our epoch.

 

Rowing
eastward and back to Iceland, the contrail of Tegan’s plane appearing
after the strange aurora and moving westward high above, the Norsemen
conclude are Odin’s order to return to Vinland and unknowingly toward
the modern day Canadian coast, where, just days–yet a thousand years
before–the 
skraeling Indians
had driven them out.

 

 

As
news reports flood Tegan’s living room of bloodshed and massacre,
speculating about which gang of roughly dressed bearded marauders are
responsible for mass-murder around the quiet Canadian coast, Tegan
develops a hunch that there is more to the story than it seems. She
quits her Hollywood Exec job and embarks on an odyssey that leads
inexorably ever closer toward the Norsemen’s hidden lair.

 

 

Only
Pete, the Lockheed consultant she had steadily fallen in love with
during the harrowing flight and since, has any hope of saving
her.

 

 

If
you enjoy intrigue, conspiracy and romantic suspense, Ragnarok will
grip your imagination and not let go.

 

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Smorenburg (b. 1964) grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. An
entrepreneur with a passion for marketing, in 1995 Michael moved to
California where he founded a business consultancy and online media
and marketing engine in the burgeoning internet. In 2003 he returned
to South Africa where he launched a security company. In 2015 he
divested of the business to write full time. Michael’s greatest love
is the ocean, keeping up with the latest breakthroughs in science,
understanding the cosmos and sharing all he learns.

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The Darkness and his murderous brother are closing in

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
The
Rose
The
Redemption Duet Book 1
by
Sheritta Bitikofer
Genre:
Sweet Paranormal Romance
 
Belle
lives her life from day to day, nearly crippled by her social
anxiety. But if you ask anyone in Levi about it, they’d say she’s a
sweet, quiet girl who works hard to keep up her family’s small ranch
while holding down a job at the bookstore. No one knows that beneath
her smiles lay a shy introvert who wants nothing more than to stay at
home. It was easier to stay alone, stay isolated. That’s when she was
the happiest. But during one thunderstorm, all of that changed and
she met the first man she ever actually wanted to spend time
with.

 

Leo
made a habit of avoiding people when at all possible. Getting tied
down, making friends, having a life only meant suffering. The
darkness that followed him since his adolescent years never left, not
really. It’d show up and ruin any hint of happiness that came his
way. Running from his past and the brother that cursed him with this
demon, Leo never expected to find something like home in the little
country town of Levi. And he didn’t expect one storm to bring him to
the barn of a girl with fire in her eyes and a face as beautiful as a
sunrise. A sunrise that could chase away all the shadows.

 

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Lion
The
Redemption Duet Book 2
 
Belle
Clearwater’s prayers had been answered, but there was still so much
left to discover. Now determined to reject her mental illness, she’s
decided to be brave and not let her anxiety disorder take her away
from what matters. With the help of her friends and her faith, she’s
sure that she can finally have her life back. Something greater is
stirring in her heart and the man that had served as her solid ground
might just send her world off kilter again. All it takes is one
moment of honesty.
Against
every bit of common sense, Leo Thompsons has chosen to stay in Levi.
The Darkness and his murderous brother are closing in, but he
believed that as long as he has Belle, he can find a way to break the
curse upon his soul. With the power of love and prayer, he’s
finally fighting for his life and the chance to share that life with
the beautiful farm girl. Fate brought them together, but is he strong
enough to rebel against the forces of evil that have hounded him for
so long? Can he, once and for all, defeat his demons?

 

 

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An
author of paranormal and urban fantasy fiction, Sheritta Bitikofer
lives for the deep, engaging stories that enthrall readers from cover
to cover. As a wife and fur-mama of eclectic tastes, she can be found
roaming Civil War battlefields, perusing the romance section of the
bookstore, or relaxing with a plate of chili cheese fries.

 

Take
a look at the books she has available and stay tuned for new
releases.

 

 

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Of course, the new reality of being a ghost does not sit well with Anita

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
Saving
John Lennon
by
A.J. Gallant
Genre:
Time Travel Romantic Adventure 
A tale
of love, time travel, humor, and healing hearts. The adventure of a
lifetime. (Think you know how it ends? You don’t.)
In
2018, two friends discover an open door in the summer forest in
Maine. It’s winter inside and they’ve never seen anything like
it. When they realize that it’s 1980 on the other they hatch a plan
to go to New York and save John Lennon.
In
1980, a stranger invades Sarah’s dreams on a nightly basis. He’s
handsome and funny, but when she bumps into him in real life she
can’t believe her eyes. But his story of time travel is
preposterous and it’s difficult to decipher his motives for acting
so weird. He claims to be from 2018.
Can
love bloom under such circumstances? Will Richard be trapped
thirty-eight-years in the past?
Payton
is from a thousand years in the future; he’s trying to stop Burton
from time jumping because it can cause changes that could have
serious repercussions. Burton has arranged for Taft and Richard to
save John Lennon, but will it all go terribly wrong?
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J. Gallant is the best selling author of several books, including
Knights of the Dragon (of Knights and Wizards series) and Dracula
Hearts series, the first book in the series is Dracula: Hearts of
Stone.

 

 

Detective
Olivia Brown Mysteries is also gaining in popularity. (Anita’s
vacation in New York City ends tragically when she’s killed in
Central Park, but instead of the end, it’s only the beginning. Her
soul remains at the scene trying hard to process what happened. There
are other ghosts that don’t seem to be much help. And, of
course, the new reality of being a ghost does not sit well with
Anita.
What
is she supposed to do now?)

 

 

The
author has two cats that make him rise at 5 each morning to keep him
on his toes.

 

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She wanted to prove a theory. He wanted to play a game. Can their schemes lead them towards a kiss of love?

Friday, March 15th, 2019
Whom
Shall I Kiss…An Earl, A Marquess, or a Duke?
Tricking
the Scoundrels Book 1
By
Laura A. Barnes
Genre:
Historical Romance
 
What
started as a research project soon became a scandal…

 

 

 

She
wanted to prove a theory. He wanted to play a game. Can their schemes
lead them towards a kiss of love?

 

 

 

Tired
of watching her friends become ruined by the scoundrels of the ton,
Sidney Hartridge devises an experiment to reveal their antics. Her
plan is to lure three gentlemen to kiss her and see how they would
protect her honor. When her research leads her into her own
inappropriate scandal, her father agrees to a wedding offer from one
of her subjects. As her fiancé blackmails her into a marriage she
doesn’t desire, her research becomes exposed. Can Sidney avoid her
own scandal with the one she most desires to kiss?
Noah
Wildeburg started this season as any other by flirting with the sweet
new debutantes. When he rescues a lady off the dance floor, he is
unprepared for the emotions she stirs in his soul. As he pursues her,
he realizes he must compete for her hand. As he charms her with
tokens of affections and stolen kisses, he discovers she plays her
own game. Will Noah win Sidney’s love or is she just another
scandal to add to his list?
Whom Shall I Kiss… An Earl, A
Marquess, or A Duke? is the first book in Laura A. Barnes new
historical romance series. If you like lighthearted drama filled
courtships set in Regency England, then you’ll love this new foray
into the ton.

 

Buy
Whom Shall I Kiss… An Earl, A Marquess, or A Duke? to read Laura’s
new Tricking the Scoundrels series today.

 

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lazy afternoons, and late into the night. Anytime really. Married 28
years to the love of my life and we have three wonderful children and
two sweet grandbabies. Besides writing, I have always wanted to
travel. In the last few years we have gotten our passport stamped in
England, Scotland, and Ireland. We are hoping to add Italy to the
list soon. My debut novel is Rescued By the Captain.

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Looming over their blossoming love affair is the 2,400 miles separating their homes and livelihoods

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Wildfire
and Roses
by
Hope Malory
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
 
Sparks
fly when tenacious mountain climber and hiker Beasley McLemore meets
hot smokejumper Will Gregor on a search and rescue mission in
Yosemite. Getting together, however, isn’t easy. Strong-willed
Beasley is bent on building a thriving landscaping business back home
in the foothills of the majestic Smoky Mountains. Busy working 24/7,
she has no time or energy for a man in her life…she
thinks.

 

 

Scorched
by love in his past, Will is content to live near awe-inspiring Lake
Tahoe where he saves lives and forests as a remote wildland
firefighter. He doesn’t need a committed relationship complicating
his dangerous lifestyle…he thinks.

 

 

Through
life-changing events and a family mystery, each must question long
held beliefs about work, love, and life. Looming over their
blossoming love affair is the 2,400 miles separating their homes and
livelihoods. Will love keep them together or distance tear them
apart?

 

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by books as a child, Hope Malory developed an interest in writing in
second grade when she discovered poetry. Those early seeds, along
with a penchant for happy endings, led her to fulfill her dream of
becoming a romance novelist.

 

 

After
thirty years in the education field, Hope traded in a commute,
traffic, and early mornings for inventing strong-willed characters
and putting them in unpredictable situations.

 

 

Now,
whether relaxing on the beach, traveling with her husband, or
spending time at home, she is busy writing her next novel.

 

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A scarred and lonely viscount and an independent young woman are forced into an arranged marriage

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

 

Sally Britton is a bestselling indie author, with four historical romance novels. She contributes to the Historical Hussies blog and teaches a young writer’s class at her local library. Sally received her BA in English from Brigham Young University. She’s always read voraciously and eclectically. 
 
Sally 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 crime-fighting husband, four children, and their dog. She loves researching, hiking, and geeking out over her favorite books and movies.
 

A scarred and lonely viscount and an independent young woman are forced into an arranged marriage. What hope do they have for a happily ever after?
Rebecca Devon lives under the severe eye of her aunt and the iron will of her father. Though she wears what she is told and befriends the people they choose for her, she spends every moment longing to do as she wishes. Knowing freedom will only come through marriage, her hopes for a happy union are stolen away when her father arranges her marriage to a complete stranger.
Christian Hundley, Lord Easton, has learned the hard way that English society won’t accept a person who looks or behaves differently than their ideal. He has hidden himself away from scornful eyes for years, until his aging grandfather takes matters in hand and finds Christian a bride. Knowing he must agree to the marriage, Christian shields his heart. If the whole of society cannot accept him, why should his bride?
Rebecca knows she must have love in her life, but Christian is convinced there is nothing so fraught with danger and pain as entrusting one’s heart to another. Rebecca does everything she can to change his mind, but Christian is determined to remain aloof. Can an arranged marriage ever be anything other than a business partnership?
While this is the fifth book in the Regency romance series, Branches of Love, it can be read as a stand-alone romance.

 

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“This is not a game, and you are not a child,” Christine said firmly. “This is your life. Not a broken toy, or a spoilt holiday. Loving someone is not so easy as determining not to let the rain ruin a picnic.”
“Why not?” Rebecca asked. “It is all a matter of perspective. If I meet this man and choose to see the good in him, the qualities that one would admire and love in another, it may be enough.”
Christine didn’t appear convinced. “And if that doesn’t work? What is your next
dazzling idea?”
“To be friends, of course. To find a way to make a marriage between us
amicable.”
“What if he is cruel? What if he treats you terribly?” Christine pressed the
issue, her dark brown eyes full of apprehension.
“There is no use worrying on it until it proves to be the case,” Rebecca said,
then cleared her throat when she heard the tremble in her voice. “If I have no
choice in who I marry, I must at least hold onto the possibility of choosing
how I go about my life with this man. Don’t you understand, Christine? Hope and
my wits are all I have.” 

 

 

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Catherine blinked. It was the Americans, and their painted images wore the same clothing the five had on tonight. She shivered

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

 

 
 

 

Award-winning author, wife, mother, grandmother, Harry Potter geek, Army veteran, karate black belt, and online gamer girl.
 
 
 

 

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As the eighth earl of Kellworth, Gareth is accustomed to getting what he wants. Then he encounters a woman he suspects is from the future–a utopian future that he feels compelled to see. He intends to get what he wants, but it will involve dealing with fae magic. And that could lead to disaster–for his heart.

 

 
Dr. Catherine Ryan is drawn to the handsome guest at Twickenham Manor, with his odd combination of childish excitement and old eyes that have seen too much pain. She loses her heart to him before she discovers the truth of when he’s from. Now she faces the biggest decision of her life!
 
 
 

 

Snippet: 
Dead? The comment brought a macabre feel to the evening, and Catherine’s curiosity-itch flared. She peered at the stairs again with narrowed eyes; she had to investigate.
But, if Aunt Nellie were to discover Catherine up there, would she be banned from coming to Twickenham again? She reminded herself that “curiosity killed the cat.” In her mind, her grandmother’s voice finished the old adage, “But satisfaction brought him back.”
Still, Catherine needed to ask herself if the risk would be worth it. These balls had become the one bright spot in her life. If she were to lose them too . . .
Then the ever-present pull gave a stronger tug, the sense that there was something else going on and she must investigate. The American woman had said “they” were dead. Catherine was a doctor. Surely she had a responsibility to investigate.
Glancing to make sure she was alone, she picked up her skirts and began the climb. Winded by the time she reached the last landing before the fourth floor, she paused to catch her breath, vowing to start exercising regularly. Catherine had been blessed with a fast metabolism, so people were forever thinking she was fitter than she was.
She climbed the last flight. The hallway was unremarkable, lined with paintings. Listening for the sounds of movement, she examined the portraits as she went down the hallway. She heard nothing, and she didn’t smell blood.
One door stood open, so she let the tug lead her inside. The long room held nothing but more paintings. How odd. There were a few chairs scattered around, but it didn’t look like it was meant to be a regular gathering place for people to sit together and talk.
Most of the pictures were busts of individuals, but in the center of the room hung a large painting of five people, three women and two men. Catherine blinked. It was the Americans, and their painted images wore the same clothing the five had on tonight. She shivered.
The young man she’d danced with hadn’t attended the Regency immersion vacation, having only arrived that day. When had someone had time to paint him? She’d also never heard that Twickenham had an artist on staff.
She studied the rest of the pictures in the room. Some were dressed in Regency clothing, but there were many others that spanned several eras. The one with the Americans was the only picture of such a large group. Whoever had arranged the paintings lacked any sense of design, leaving large sections of the walls empty.
That pull came again, as though Catherine had a string attached to her chest that drew her. This time it was to a portrait of a man placed to the right of the one with the Americans. Catherine came to stand before his painting, wondering who he was.
He appeared to be a little older than she was with a few silver strands at his temples. He also had what she’d call a regal bearing. She worked with enough surgeons and specialists who were used to being in charge, and this man had that look about him. He also wore an expression of someone with a fierce determination, the type of man people would steer clear of.

 

Catherine stepped closer to the painting. Behind the force of will that he projected, he had pain etched on his face. Her heart ached for him. What had happened to mark him that way?
 

 

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Jim—go get her, said a painfully familiar female voice in my head

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

 

 

Stan published his first book at age 5, when he managed to win a local writing contest for the library.
He’s matured (slightly) since then, and has switched from writing about a boy and his dog, to clean contemporary romance, murder mysteries, and light fantasy/sci-fi.
Along with his wife,  9 (and counting) children, and a ninja cat, he inhabits a place with a pair of national parks in his backyard.
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Jim Sharp is the only widower in the senior class of Mendon State University. Still reeling from the tragedy that claimed the love of his life, he struggles to pick up the pieces and close his heart forever to love. 
 
When an otherworldly encounter places him squarely in the path of new love, Alex sees no way to give his crushed heart away a second time. 
 
His wife, however, has other plans.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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I collected my books mechanically, checking off the titles on my list. I rounded a corner for my final item and nearly tripped over myself when I noticed I wasn’t alone in the aisle. A pixie cut blonde in a light blue polo shirt and dress slacks was slipping books back on to the shelf. At first, I guessed it was another bookstore employee, but then she turned just enough that I caught a glimpse of her shirt. A silver pirate brandishing a sword was embroidered over her right breast, encircled by the words “Smithville” and “High School,” and underscored by the graduating class right after mine. I hadn’t seen another student from my old stomping grounds in almost two years. Most of my peers had either stayed home to farm, joined the Army, or gone to the local community college.
I hesitated. My eyes wouldn’t let go of her. That was a serious problem.
Jim—go get her, said a painfully familiar female voice in my head.

 

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She’d never felt so terrified. Or so alive

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

 

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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Fleeing an unwanted engagement, a young harpist follows her music passion to London. Becoming entangled with a handsome violinist who seems too aristocratic for a working-class musician may be more problematic than dodging her erstwhile fiancé, sleeping in the streets, or staying alive when a madman targets her for murder.
 
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Excitement
bubbled up inside Susanna at the possibilities that lay before her. “Oh,
Martha, I do want to go to London to find work as a harpist. How would I get there?” 
How would she get there? Susanna froze. She
must travel alone, unprotected, and in the company of strangers. Still,
remaining here seemed infinitely worse. 
Martha frowned.
“It doesn’t seem right, a gently bred lady like yourself traveling all alone.”
“Other people
manage somehow,” Susanna said, trying to be brave. 
The
maid-turned-confident paused. “That’s true. I came here from London on the mail
coach. It took three days. It is an uncomfortable way to travel because it only
stops to change horses and drivers. That’s when we stretched our legs and
bought food at the posting inns. I didn’t have to worry about paying for a
bedchamber. But I’m used to being on my own.”
Susanna
considered. “I know where the nearest posting inn is. But once I reach London,
I wouldn’t know where to begin. I don’t know all the theatres, nor how to go
about getting a position, nor even where I’d stay.” The unknowns all loomed
before her like an endlessly high wall. 
“I can’t help you
with getting a position, but I know the theatres.” Martha started counting off
on her fingers. “There’s the King’s Theatre, Covent Garden, Drury Lane,
Lyceum….”
Susanna smiled at
the sweet maid. What a dear she was for trying to help her! “I can see I should
have spoken to you sooner.”
Martha added, “I
still can’t like the idea of you traveling all the way to London alone, miss,
but I admire your courage.”
Courage or desperation? Either way, the more Susanna thought of it, the more determined she was to flee. Fear and excitement and anticipation tugged at her from every side, creating nervous anticipation. She’d never felt so terrified. Or so
alive.
 
 

 

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