Posts Tagged ‘Romance Writers of America’
A woman with a past, a man determined to uncover the truth, and a secret that could tear them apart foreverSunday, February 23rd, 2020
While hunting for hashtags, Lauren finds adventure and romance with her #Hottie, but she must stay focused to beat the clock and win the cashThursday, October 24th, 2019
Hashtag Hunt, was published in 2018. She is a graduate of Queens College in
Charlotte and a member of Romance Writers of America. In March of 2019, she
quit her day job to focus on a career in writing.
her husband and son. She cherishes time with her friends and family, loves
traveling to new destinations, and plans to cross many other items off her
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Hashtag Hunt was for the $10,000 grand prize. She needed seed money for her
startup, and it sounded easy enough: twelve hours to text twelve photos to
someone called the Wizard.
#HottieInTheWild, and with the help of her best friend, Ivy, she finds the
beers with Scott, an Army brother back in town. The reunion is interrupted when
a woman is caught crouched in a dark corner, taking pictures of Brenner.
explains, and though embarrassed, she accepts Scott and Brenner’s offer to help
with hashtag number six.While hunting for hashtags, Lauren finds adventure and
romance with her #Hottie, but she must stay focused to beat the clock and win
wild?’” Scott didn’t hide his confusion. “That’s not a thing, is it?”
friends post pictures of hot guys out in public all the time. Subways,
airports, Disney World, construction sites, tattoo parlors, in line for coffee,
carpool…” she trailed off with a shrug. “Wherever.”
said, “I’m not sure men could get away with a ‘Honey in the Wild’ Facebook
time,” said Ivy. “A handful of hotties on Facebook doesn’t compare to the tons
of T & A on the Internet.”
saying,” Jess said as she sat up straighter in her chair. “Women take and post
pictures of hot men they see out and about in town.”
bent down and then reappeared, plopping her oversized purse on the bar top. She
fished her phone out of the bag. “Show me the way.”
at the bar, she said, “I did not take your picture for that Facebook group. I
needed it for this contest, I swear.”
attractive enough for your photo.”
up from Jess’s phone. “I told her any normal guy would love knowing he was a
hottie in the wild.”
just got a hell of a lot better.” Lauren watched her move her thumb across the
screen. “And these guys have no idea these pictures are being taken?”
pointed look toward Lauren. “Most play it off by pretending they’re texting
someone or taking a selfie. A friend of mine once acted like she was looking
for a coupon when she was busted in line at Dick’s Sporting Goods.”
women run away and hide in the ladies’ room.”
turned his attention to Lauren and said, “It’s worth it if the picture helped
you win the contest.” When Lauren didn’t respond, he asked, “Did you win?”
take twelve pictures, and yours was number five,” Lauren responded. “If your
picture is accepted, I’ll get a text with instructions for number six.”
have twelve pictures approved before the deadline wins.”
Will their attraction lead to heartbreak, or have these two passionate souls finally met their match?Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Match Made in London
Rosalind Merriweatherâ€™s life has been one of hardship and servitude
since her late sisterâ€™s ruination. Now a paid companion, her latest
post brings her to London to watch over the daughter of a social
climbing harridan. She vows to protect her chargeâ€•and her own
heartâ€•from rakes and libertines, the very type of man who destroyed
her sister. This vow proves difficult when Sir Tristan Crosby, the
epitome of all she despises, begins to show attention to the
has spent decades perfecting his easygoing, charming persona to hide
the damage done by years of abuse by his father. Finding he has a
talent for matchmaking, he fills some of the emptiness inside him by
helping the overlooked, shy women of London find true love. However,
the latest young woman has a watchdog of a companion who seems to see
beyond his careful faÃ§ade to the flawed, uncertain soul he strives
to hide from the world. Even worse, she affects him in ways no woman
he will not give up his matchmaking, even for one such as her. What
he does not expect is for Rosalind to be fired from her position
because of itâ€•nor that she will immediately find a position in his
own household. When these two headstrong adversaries meet under one
roof, will their attraction to one another lead to heartbreak, or
have these two passionate souls finally met their match?
Britton developed a passion for writing romance novels shortly
after buying her first at the tender age of thirteen. Though for
several years she turned to art and put brush instead of pen to
paper, she has returned to her first love and is now writing full
time. She spends her days dreaming of corsets and cravats and
noblemen with tortured souls.
lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay
Area. A member of Romance Writers of America, she also belongs to
her local chapter, Silicon Valley RWA, and is a 2017 RWAÂ® Golden
HeartÂ® winner. Her debut novel, With Love in Sight, was released by
Diversion Books in early 2018.
Rising Book 1
OF THE STACKS
Phoebe Addison has lived her entire life within a seventy-five mile
radius of her small Louisiana town, but when she receives a strange
medallion from her adventurous, off-world sister, reality tilts
toward the bizarre. Everything Phoe thought she knew isâ€¦well,
wrong. Dead wrong. But bone-numbing fear has no place in this brave
new worldâ€”nor by the side of the dangerous, exquisite man who saves
INTO THE FIRE
the tragic slaughter of his family, operative Macijah â€œCageâ€ St.
John understands evil in a way no man ever should. He traded
happiness for a magnificent and terrible power, and fate isnâ€™t done
with him yet. He wasnâ€™t looking for comfort. He didnâ€™t need
tenderness. But today heâ€™ll play hero to a damsel in distress, and
his quest will deliver him to the uncanny Martian colony of New
Londonâ€”and his heart to the demure Phoebe Addison. The bookish
beautyâ€™s hidden talents and deep abiding love just might save Cage
Rising Book 2
“Cage” St. John’ didn’t want the spy life anymore. He would
have been thrilled to spend every morning lying in the field behind
Phoe’s home in smalltown Louisiana watching the clouds roll by. But
his Miss Addison wanted to spread her wings, literally. So Cage
accepted a mission that teamed him up with his lady love. If only he
had trusted her.
about being a spy was a million times more exciting, and scarier,
than the books she’d read in her former life as a librarian. When her
first mission with Cage turned into a colossal clusterf*ck because he
withheld information and kept secrets, Phoebe’s world narrowed into a
long tunnel of betrayal. Captured by space pirates and delivered to a
horrible fate, she wished the last words between them had been of
love, because she was certain she would never see Cage St. John
NeoGeisha, Alexandra Christian returns to the intriguing,
post-apocalyptic world she created in Naked. Cage and Phoe continue
to build their relationship, but not without complications. Romantic
conflict and fast-paced action keep the pages turning, right down to
the satisfying ending. ~ Nancy Northcott, Author of the Light Mage
hit all my personal high points: wild adventure, sheet-scorching sex,
killer machines, thousands-to-two odds and a vampire shape-shitfting
James Bond in space. ~Vivien Jackson, Author of Wanted and Wired
Rising Book 3
INCLUSIVE VICTORIANA & STEAMPUNK
master spies, Macijah “Cage” St. John and Phoebe Addison
are forced to take vacation time, and she wants to go to Absinthia,
an off-world all inclusive interactive vacay planet set up as
Victorian London, but with all the future comforts. Cage doesn’t do
down time, but their boss has other ideas, so begrudgingly, Cage
agrees to go to Absinthia. Within a day of their arrival, they get
embroiled in a Ripper copy cat series of murders complete with
sÃ©ances, “altered” humans, kidnapping, and affairs of the
heart – their hearts, which will always belong to each other.
Rising Book 4
LOVE YOU TAKE IS EQUAL TO THE LOVE YOU MAKE
Addison and Macijah “Cage” St. John have so much going on
they can barely take a breath. Interplanetary master spies who
generally drive their boss crazy, they are now trying to track down
the person – is a skin walker a person? – who tried to kill him at
their engagement party. Yeah, they were talked into returning to
Louisiana so the whole town could show up and gawk at Cage. But they
have bigger problems than usual when tracking an assassin. Secrets
that have been buried for too many years are about to be uncovered if
Cage and Phoe can survive the people, vampires and “things”
that are trying to kill them. And to top if off, Phoe has a secret
she’s sure will send Cage into a tailspin. But, as with everything
they have lived through to be together, their love is the constant
that is its own reward.
Christian is an author of mostly romance with a speculative slant.
Her love of Stephen King and sweet tea has flavored her fiction with
a Southern Gothic sensibility that reeks of Spanish moss and deep
fried eccentricity. As one-half of the writing team at Little Red Hen
Romance, sheâ€™s committed to bringing exciting stories and
sapiosexual love monkeys to intelligent readers everywhere. Lexx also
likes to keep her fingers in lots of different pies having written
everything from sci-fi and horror to Sherlock Holmes adventures. Her
alter-ego, A.C. Thompson, is also the editor of the highly successful
Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series of anthologies from
Mocha Memoirs Press. A.C. will also pen several Shadow Council
Archives novellas starring everyoneâ€™s favorite sidekick, Dr. John
Watson, coming soon from Falstaff Books.
self-proclaimed â€œSouthern Belle from Hell,â€ Lexx is a native
South Carolinian who lives with an epileptic wiener dog and her
husband, author Tally Johnson. Her long-term aspirations are to one
day be a best-selling authoress and part-time pinup girl. Sheâ€™s a
member of Romance Writers of America and Broad Universeâ€”an
organization that supports female authors of speculative fiction.
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Her mother is playing matchmaker, a loved one is kidnapped, drug smuggling is afoot, a hair contest proves disastrous, Oh my!Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
Curlers and Cream
Curlers Series Book 1
entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny!â€â€”Liliana
Hart, New York Times Bestselling Author
Beaumont is a beautician with a problem. Not only has she got a
meddling mother, a wacky staff, and a dying business, but now sheâ€™s
got a dead client who was strangled while awaiting her facial.
business the way it is, combing through this mystery may be the only
way to save her salon. Until a second murder, an explosion, a
kidnapping, death threats, and the hard-nosed Detective Romero
complicate things. But Valentine will do anything to untangle the
crime. Thatâ€™s if she can keep her tools of the trade in her bag,
keep herself alive, and avoid falling for the tough detective.
the end, how hard can that be?
Curlers and Canes
Curlers Series Book 2
Beaumont is back in her second hair-raising mystery, this time,
trying to find out who had it in for an elderly nun. Only trouble is
there are others standing in her way: hot but tough Detective Romero,
sexy new stylist Jock de Marco, and some zany locals who all have a
theory on the nunâ€™s death.
things worse: the dead nunâ€™s secret that haunts Valentine, another
murder, car chases, death threats, mysterious clues, an interfering
mother, and a crazy staff.
brushing off Jockâ€™s advances and splitting hairs with handsome
Detective Romero, Valentine struggles to comb through the crime,
utilizing her tools of the trade in some outrageous situations.
Question is, will she succeed?
Curlers and Cruises
Curlers Series Book 3
sexy, and side-splitting. Everything I love in a good mystery!â€Â â€“
Jones, New York Times/USA Today Bestselling Author of the Charley
fun-filled ride. A zany cast of characters. And a quest to find a
killer. Another great book in a wonderful series!â€Â â€“
Byrne, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Izzy Lewis Mysteries
her third fast-paced mystery, beautician Valentine Beaumont and her
madcap crew sail the high seas on a Caribbean â€œBeauty Cruise.â€
When a bizarre murder takes place onboard, Valentine finds herself
swept into the middle of the investigation.
things arenâ€™t bad enough, her mother is playing matchmaker, a loved
one is kidnapped, drug smuggling is afoot, a hair contest proves
disastrous, and a strange alliance between tough Detective Romero and
sexy stylist Jock de Marco rubs Valentine the wrong way.
this impulsive beauty sleuth comb through the catastrophes and
untangle the mystery, or will this voyage turn into another fatal
Titanic? With Jock and Romero onboard, itâ€™s destined to be a hot
McFarlane is the author of the Murder, Curlers series.
Previously an aesthetician, hairstylist, and owner of a full-service
salon, Arlene now writes full time. When sheâ€™s not making up
stories, or being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, cat-mom,
or makeover artist, youâ€™ll find her making music on the piano.
is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Toronto
Romance Writers, SOWG, and the Golden Network. Sheâ€™s won and placed
in over 30 contests, including twice in the Golden Heart and twice in
the Daphne du Maurier.
lives with her family in Canada.
Navigating the rough terrain of Brookeâ€™s business, while proving himself to his own siblings, wonâ€™t be easy…Thursday, November 1st, 2018
One Like You
Chateau Jolie Romance #1
the quaint mountain town of Windamere, North Carolina, the three
Sargent sisters are determined to make their hotel and winery,
Chateau Jolie, a success. And one by one, theyâ€™re finding that
nothing pairs better with new beginnings than unexpected loveâ€¦
in a charming small town is that itâ€™s impossible for Brooke Sargent
to avoid anyone. Especially someone as big, handsome, and friendly as
Trevor Bradley. At his brotherâ€™s wedding, they flirted and
dancedâ€¦before Brooke recalled that sheâ€™s not ready to trust any
man after her divorce, let alone one whoâ€™s the competition. Her
familyâ€™s struggling chateau is planning to host the local senior
promâ€”without the Bradley familyâ€™s renowned Honeywilde Inn
muscling in and stealing the glory.
no one else since the night he and Brooke connected. Even though she
shot him downâ€”hardâ€”heâ€™s seen the warmth beneath her guarded
facade. Working together, they could give the high school students a
spectacular prom. Navigating the rough terrain of Brookeâ€™s
business, while proving himself to his own siblings, wonâ€™t be easy.
But Trevor loves a challengeâ€”especially one that could win him the
woman he canâ€™t stop wanting . . .
McGovern writes contemporary romance in swoony, southern
settings. While her love of travel and adventure takes her far, there
is no place quite like home. She lives in South Carolina with her
husband and son, and a collection of Legos that’s threatening to take
over the house. When she isn’t writing, she’s working out, or binging
on books and Netflix.
Writers of America,
as well as Carolina Romance Writers, and she’s represented by Nicole
Resciniti of The Seymour Agency.
her website, Facebook, Twitter, or her group blog. She’d love to hear
to from you!
Black Ridge Wolf Pack Book 1
a realm of elves, ogres and white witches, where danger is
ever-present, Princess Helena Lichtenberg lost her parents at a young
age. Raised by her uncle and aunt, Helena values family above all
else. Now, as decreed by tradition, it is time to select a mate.
scarred and scary, Black Ridge Wolf Pack leader Aldric Forst has
never drawn the eye of any Omega. Why would he? But, on this, the
night of what he swears is his last selection celebration, everything
is different. One of those most beautiful, magical and powerful
women, the niece of the king and queen themselves, wants him. And
Aldric has never wanted anything more in return. No forceâ€”no matter
how dark, no matter how powerfulâ€”will take Helena from him.
Black Ridge Wolf Pack Book 2
it hadn’t been for King Leonidas, white witch Ceva would have roamed
the earth alone and ostracized. She was a biological accident, and
her heritage was a curse she’d carry around for all her days. Now she
fights for her king and kingdom, a fierce warrior on a mission to
prove she is worthy of the trust and friendship the king has
afforded. When she meets Lothar, captain of the Black Ridge Wolf Pack
guard, she glimpses a future she never thought possible. But once he
knows her truths, he will surely reject her.
HE CAN SET HER FREE
had never met anyone like Ceva. Beautiful, fierce, protective and
loyal, she would make the perfect mate for any man. Lothar wants to
be that man, but Ceva remains elusive. Sure, she flirts, and they
dance around each other, but Lothar wants more. When his team joins
hers on a dangerous mission, he learns her secrets, which makes her
more extraordinary, not the pariah she believes she is. But her past
is about to catch up with her, and only his love can save them from
Black Ridge Wolf Pack Book 3
BOOK CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE NOVEL
Power of Unity
years ago Karli’s parents ripped her away from her home and the men
she loved. An omega with gifts worthy of only the most special man,
her parents refused to allow her to mate with anyone less than a
powerful, wealthy alpha. But at a young age Karli had found her
forever in Joseph and Rowl’s arms, and she knew she could never love
anyone else. After a vicious ogre attack decimated the village where
her parent’s had hidden her, warriors came to save the wounded pack
members. Warriors led by Joseph and Rowl.
she had seemed to disappear into thin air, Joseph and Rowl never
stopped searching for the woman they loved. When Karli was discovered
among the ruins of a small village, the fierce warrior captains
couldn’t believe their eyes. And once they had found her, they were
never going to let her go. But dark forces were at work to separate
the triad once again, and this time all their lives were on the line.
Black Ridge Wolf Pack Book 4
GIFT BOUND BY LOVE
Laura was attending the annual omega celebration, a ruthless ogre
attack destroyed her village and wiped out her family. Heartbroken,
lonely, and adrift, she was forced to rely on the kindness of the
Black Ridge wolf pack alpha for a home. And so were many others,
including members of the small Newton pack, and their handsome,
strong alpha, Dedric. One brief interlude was all it took for Laura
to know she would choose him as her mate.
Dedric Newton couldnâ€™t believe his good fortune. Beautiful and
powerful, Laura was the omega of his dreams. Worried he had so little
to offer, he insists she spend time with his small pack as they
rebuild their village and homes. Laura and Dedricâ€™s time in Newton
strengthens their bond while evil works to undo all of Lauraâ€™s
gifts, especially her legacy. After finding the greatest love an
alpha could dream of, Dedric will do anything and everything to keep
Laura safe from harm.
Carlisle is a paralegal and author who lives in Ontario, Canada. she
is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America and its chapter;
the Toronto Romance Writers. More than just an author, Lilli is a
dedicated people watcher, lover of romance novels and 80â€™s rock,
who grew up with a love of reading. Lilli is a firm believer in happy
endings and that love is meant to be celebrated and shared.
paranormal romance novels will raise your heart rate and make you
believe in love. Enter this fantasy utopia and let yourself
experience the anticipation of new love and endless thrills. After
all, everybody needs a little romance, excitement, intrigue and
passion in their lives.
Â Â Â Jan would rather write than eat or sleep, which is handy for authorsâ€”not so much for husbands. Her research as a nutritionist inspired an unusual murder weapon for Heir of Deceit. Favorite writing moment: meeting famous moonshiner Popcorn Sutton while during research in Asheville, North Carolina for Heir of Deceit. She has won national contests for her comedic poetry on subjects such as Black Friday and her messy kitchen. Some are included in her humor book My Word, Thatâ€™s Absurd! along with her prize-winning childrenâ€™s story, Miss Mousie and Mrs. McGreggorâ€™s Closet.
Janâ€™s quirky sense of humor could classify her as eccentric, but she prefers the term â€œcrazy.â€ She is the author of two novels, Heir of Deceit and Impressions of Innocence and a non-fiction humor book, My Word, Thatâ€™s Absurd! Sheâ€™s going nuts deciding which of seven book ideas she wants to work on next.
She loves cactus flowers, road runners, horned toads (and people). She enjoys cooking, teaching, and learning. The day she stops learning will be the day she stops breathing. She and her husband are the parents of six children.
Jan wrote for a local newspaper at age 11. She worked for her high school and college journalism departments, and as a case worker, tobacco prevention coordinator, and nutritionist. In addition, she has taught religion classes to high school students for more than 31 years as a volunteer.
Visit her web site at: http://janmar916.wix.com/janmmartin
P.S. If you enjoy her books, sheâ€™ll love you forever if you leave a 5-star review on Amazon about them.
Praise for Heir of Deceit: “A plot that is full of questions to keep readers turning pages–secrets, lies and drama. Good Stuff!” –Bethany Miller Cole (writing as Bethany Michaels) Judge at Romance Writers of America
“This is part love story, part genealogical mystery, a little bit about redemption and quite a lot of fun for the reader.” –Jonesy, Amazon Reviewer
“A love story that . . . offers a satisfying mix of intrigue and idealistic love.” –Kirkus
“It’s captivating and it really keeps you guessing.” –Lord of the Books Reviews
On the eve of her wedding, Lacey uncovers a problem too large for love to conquer: a family curse which causes the women to kill the men they love, and puts her fiancÃ©, Evs, in danger. Lacey vows to uncover the secrets of her lineage, even if it requires her ultimate sacrifice–the loss of her marriage to her beloved Evs.
Her search leads to the Smoky Mountain backwoods, where the shotgun is more respected than the law, and family may not be what is expected. HEIR OF DECEIT is set in an area, where, even today, hands of tobacco are used as currency, and moonshine stills explode.
Heir of Deceit is a clean Romantic Mystery suitable for teens and adults.
But this beating drum in my chest wonâ€™t stop what it feels. Are you theÂ sacrifice I must give for a strong and proud people?â€
wife at the peril of his life, I will honor your wishes, and my promise to you.
However long it takes, I promise you.â€