sprightly plotted thriller and dynamic characters should leave
readers eager for the sequel.”
world could be transformed if Riley can only stay alive long
parents leave you a house, a car, or money when they die. Riley’s mom
left her a treasure hunt with a mysterious payoff. Now everyone seems
to want a piece of Riley and her inheritance: the university, the
military, mega corporations, and Russian spies.
needs help to solve her mother’s murder, and Dagger Easton’s salvage
and investigation company comes to her rescue. Retired SEAL, private
eye, and leader of a diving and salvage team, Dagger promises to
protect Riley with his life. But as the value of her mother’s
research becomes clear, Riley begins to believe there’s no one she
can trust–not with her life, her heart, or her mother’s legacy.
Joanne was born and
raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy
farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to
explore the world. During her college years, she slowly crept across
the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and
finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives
with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Olympic
Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.
romantic suspense, paranormal, mystery-thriller, supernatural
suspense, and contemporary romance. She loves to submerge herself in
the world of her characters, to live and breathe their lives and
marvel at their decisions and predicaments. She enjoys a wide variety
of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and of course
Joanne is a PAN
member of Romance Writers of America, (RWA), Kiss of Death, (KOD),
Greater Seattle Romance Writers Chapter, (GSRWA), Sisters In Crime
(SIC), and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, (FFPRWA). She served
as President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was Debbie
Macomber’s home chapter.
was looking forward to another restful summer in her favorite
location. Her life has always been routine, and she thrives on the
quiet that her getaway location has to offer. This summer, however,
is nothing normal.
is about to learn that everything she thought was nothing more than
folklore is real, and it’s more terrifying in person than it is in
the books. As her world turns upside down, she must learn to navigate
a new reality and possibly resist the charms of the Sheriff of the
South, Damian Blackwood. Although she is intrigued by him, there is a
side of him that terrifies her more than she is willing to admit.
is something at play in the mansion owned by Mr. Blackwood. Dark
forces are teaming, just waiting for the right moment to strike.
Coralie is about to learn that she might not survive the summer and
that there are more secrets lurking that are waiting to be
Wayne started writing before she knew how. Always surrounded by books
and encyclopedias, she was curious about what treasures lay hidden
within each page. Wayne wrote her first novel when she was only
twelve years old and continued to come up with new spooky stories
almost every day. Her passion for vampires and history, had her
fulfill her dream of becoming an author, who would make “monster
nerds” like herself happy. A.D. Wayne is obsessed with research,
dark sciences, writing, and always learning. She has diplomas in
editing, blogging, social media, self-publishing, creative writing,
novel writing, ufology, and astronomy. She is a Paranormal Expert
by Quora standards. She has a passion for learning, and her novels
reflect her ever-growing desire to know more about ancient history
and parapsychology. She writes twisted horror stories but doesn’t
forget to add the passion.
Collingsworth, seventeen and deeply in love, expects to marry her
hero and live in wedded bliss forever after. Instead, with the ink
barely dry on the marriage lines, Lord Robert Laningham is called
away to Spain and the war. With a heavy heart, she sends her husband
off with a kiss and a prayer for his safe return.
alone in her new role of Lady Laningham, she faces a series of
terrifying events, shadowy intruders, missing jewelry, and mysterious
footfalls in the night. Added to her alarms, she must fight her
hostile sister-in-law for the reins of her husband’s
Lord Robert Laningham returns, can she convince him danger stalks the
halls of the ancient mansion? In his wounded state, will he listen,
or must she protect her child, her recovering husband, and her
household by herself?
write historical romance fiction novels set in the 1800s forward with
a twist of suspense. All of my characters and stories that are
portrayed in my books are fictitious. I am a native of Texas, but I
have traveled through out America and beyond. As a dreamer, I love to
visit new places where I can imagine a heroine meeting a hero in a
special way. I’m an avid reader of (all sorts) and I love to
married my high school sweat-heart and after having raised three sons
plus one daughter, our love for each other remains unshaken. Now we
enjoy our eight grandchildren. We can send them home, but we’re
always happy for their return.
of my family activities, I sing with the Silver Belles at my church
and hate to miss even one practice. The local chapter of RWA is also
at the top of my list of pleasures. It keeps me grounded with craft
and connected with other writers.
of all, I enjoy going fishing with my husband. Give me a pole and
leave me alone to bask in the sun, listening to water gurgle along
the riverbanks while allowing my mind to float away to some distance
place. Ah! Perfect.
It is 85 B.C. in the Ancient Americas,
and against all odds, Amulek and Tabitha’s arranged marriage has turned into
one based on love. Their little family is thriving and life seems to be better
than they could have ever hoped for.
Despite her blessed and luxurious
lifestyle, Tabitha feels as if something is missing. A part of her yearns for
something she cannot see, something to fill the hole inside of her heart.
However, no matter where she turns, she cannot find the cure, until she becomes
intrigued by a man preaching of God in the town square.
Amulek’s status as a respected and
wealthy man in the city of Ammonihah seems to grow by the day. His farm is
flourishing and his family is healthy and happy. Everything he ever wanted is
in his hands. But when the Lord he has ignored for years, tells Amulek he is
not only to house a chosen prophet of God, but travel with him to preach
repentance to the people, Amulek’s idyllic life is thrown into turmoil.
No matter his previous status among his
peers, Amulek’s change of heart brings his entire family into danger. Before
they are ready, their new found faith is thrown directly into the refiner’s
fire. It seems as if they will lose everything if they stand firm in their
beliefs and follow the plan God has for them. Is what they will gain worth the
“The Faith of a Wife” is a Christian
Historical Fiction Romance. Each book is a stand alone story and can be read in
L.A. Pattillo is the mother of 5 busy children and wife to 1 fantastic
husband by day and avid reader and writer by night. She loves her father in
heaven and is active in her church. She graduated from BYU with a degree in
Creative Writing and now resides with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
Blue and grey. I love the ocean and those colors remind me of it.
The one where I get a nap! 😉
Most embarrassing moment?
Oh geez, let me see if I can keep this short. I worked in the kitchens of the MTC in provo during my years at BYU. One time we threw away a TON of cream of wheat into a single garbage can. When I went to take it outside, I couldn’t lift the garbage into the compactor. Well, being the strong independent woman I was, I refused to go in and ask for help. So I leaned the lip of the garbage against the compactor and then hefted it up from the bottom wheels. When I got it up, I shook it hard to release the bag of garbage. The problem? The wheels weren’t attached! So the whole garbage can slid into the compactor. As I stood there in shock, another worker, a boy, came out. Much to my embarrassment, we ended up climbing into the compactor together, slipping and sliding in all that nasty gunk (don’t even ask how it smelled!) to retrieve the can. Just as we climbed out a delivery truck arrived, allowing even more people to see my humiliation. *forehead slap* I’ll never forget that day. It’s burned into my memory with a laser!
Ooh. I love the ocean and heat. So anywhere tropical. Hawaii has been a favorite so far, but I’m open to anywhere warm and sandy with a great pina colada!
Something unique about you?
Hmm… I’m not a terribly interesting person, but I can say that I was an opera major at college! I studied Vocal Performance in opera/classical music for 3 years before I got married and had to leave BYU. I ended up finishing my degree online with a Creative Writing degree, which is how I ended up as an author. But I still sing on the side.
What one food will you NOT eat?
Oysters or snails. *cue shiver* can’t do it. Nope, nope, nope.
All-time favorite book?
Okay, that’s hard. I have favorite books in completely separate genres that I adore! But I will say that I have one book I read over and over again. It’s called “A Kiss with Scandal” and it’s by Janelle Daniels. I LOVE books full of romance and kissing, with some action on the side. And this book delivers that.
Writing snack of choice?
I actually don’t snack while I write. But it’s not uncommon for me to treat myself to something sweet and chocolate when I’m done!
Top hobby you do when not writing?
Back to the singing. I perform some and I dabble in arranging and writing, so that’s definitely where I head when I’m not on the computer.
Baby animals. Anything cute and fluffy and little. 🙂
twenty years, they moved from town to town every few months. They
paid in cash. They kept only what they could carry. But 26-year-old
Charlene Bailey and her father were a family, complete and happy.
Until a woman stabbed him to death in a New Orleans café, right in
front of Charlene’s eyes, screaming in a language she didn’t
understand. Now the police are claiming that her whole life is a lie.
To find out who she is, she’ll have to find out what they were
running from. And to discover that, she’ll have to find someone she
As a charter boat
captain out of Key West, Marshall Crow has seen his share of reckless
tourists. But the fierce young woman asking for passage to Cuba isn’t
one of them. He never thought he’d put the skills he learned in the
Navy to work smuggling a stranger, but he’s drawn to her the same
way she’s drawn to the truth. And through the dark waters of the
Florida straits and the narrow streets of Havana, the danger that
awaits them is far too vicious to face alone.
knew the romantic helicopter ride up to the remote peak of Whisky
Mountain was a bad idea. But she never expected it to snatch her
fiancé from her—or destroy her life. A few fiery seconds turn a
postcard-perfect morning in the Canadian Rockies into a snowy hell,
thirteen thousand feet above sea level. And in the midst of grief and
agony, Holly catches sight of a scene in the ice that will haunt her
until she can return and discover the truth.
Nelson could see the stranger had a mystery inside her. The scars on
her face, the pain in her eyes, the insistence that he teach her
completely alone—no one needsto
learn rock climbing, or so he thought. But the more he gets to know
her, the more he admires her drive, her ingenuity, and that little
edge of recklessness. If she can trust him with her story, he’s
ready to follow her wherever her heart takes her.
nature’s deadly beauty isn’t the only danger waiting for them on
Whisky Mountain. To survive, Oliver and Holly will have to move
fast—and think faster . . .
a place where a city can be lost hundreds of years . . . they can
still find each other.
saw the temple of Agulinta on television: a vast stone structure
swallowed by the Yucatan jungle, rediscovered only now after hundreds
of years. So why did the papers she found after her father’s death
show the same mysterious carvings that puzzled archaeologists at
Agulinta? Her search for answers pulls her to Mexico’s southern
border, where the journey to the lost temple will take her through
jungle and mountain, over waters home to crocodiles and drug runners,
and into uncomfortably close quarters with a man whose need to wander
has become a way of life . . .
Carter Logan’s work as a nature photographer has given him the
excuse he needs to roam wherever his restless feet take him. But in
all the time he’s traveled, he’s never been drawn to anyone the
way he is to this determined, cagey young American. Lily’s
perseverance through dirt, sweat, and danger to the heart of the
ancient temple fires through him. But when the two of them are left
alone and stranded in a vicious wilderness, their connection might
prove the difference between life and death . . . if the secrets of
the past don’t come between them first.
Talbot is the author of the Maximum Exposure series, and many
other action/adventure stories. A thrill seeker, hopeless romantic,
and award-winning author of stories that’ll have your heart
thumping from action-packed suspense, she
lives in Brisbane, Australia with her very own hero and a fluffy
little dog who specializes in hijacking her writing time. Meanwhile,
Kendall’s two sons are off making their own adventures—look out
Sommers reluctantly returns to Sterling Wood to attend her Uncle
Jimmy’s funeral – a town she left years ago.
Wood holds painful memories sheâ€™s tried to forget.Â One, in
particular,Â is still raw and every timeÂ she returns pulls
the scab off a wound that will not heal – Luc Pearson, the handsome
high school sweetheart who betrayed her.
Luc again isn’t the only problem she has to face in Sterling Wood.
Someone is trying to kill her, and she doesn’t know why.
soon learns shocking revelations that could change the course of her
life as a ruthless killer stalks her. Will the
people closest to her be able to save her?
Things like that
werenâ€™t supposed to happen in Sterling Wood.
is a Waynesburg, Pennsylvania native. She went to Waynesburg High
School and graduated Cum Laude from Waynesburg College with a
Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Liberal Arts. Currently lives in Sacramento,
California where she spent the last 33 years working at Northrop
have always been her passion. She started reading at an early age and
progressed to full-length books by age nine. The first supernatural
book series she read was Dark Shadows, and it sparked her interest in
all things paranormal, with a spicy touch of romance mixed in for
good measure. She also started writing poetry in grade school and
continues to do so today.
an avid reader, the consummate daydreamer and an incurable romantic
with a Cinderella complex, she started creating her own characters
and story lines because she realized she had her own stories to
is married to John, who believes she can do anything. She has a son,
Ty; a daughter, Danika; and four beautiful grandchildren, Aries,
Victoria, Maya, and Tobias.
reading and writing, she also enjoys photography, travel, music, and
suspenseful narrative of good and evil wrapped in parallel worlds
with a unique love story, strong friendships, and glimpses of family
ties with twists and turnsâ€¦is the bonding legend of the Anam Cara
Conchobar, a Celtic Guardian of Odin, a parallel world to Earth,
carries a dark secret which now confronts him as he endeavors, with
the help of his Guardian brothers, to prevent another portal breach
that could destroy everything and everyone he loves, including strong
willed Keira Cathbadh, with whom he experiences what could be the
legendary bonding of the Anam Cara. Was it real, or his
Cathbadh, lost her mother and father the majority of her Clan, in a
portal breach on Odin. Devastated, she became the defacto leader of a
small band of survivors, guiding them to a new life on Earth. Her
determination to keep them safe and record their historical library
leads her to an unexpected encounter with the one man who can help
her face a new enemy and possibly open her heart. But will Keira be
able to forgive Devon’s secret? Or resist the bond of the Anam Cara?
M. Bethell is an avid traveler and voracious reader of multiple
genres with interests in Celtic myths, shapeshifters, vampires,
parallel worlds, Guardians and immortals. Her current series is based
on Anam Cara lore with a touch of romantic suspense and a little
paranormal thrown into the mix. Bethell enters a new journey as a
writer and invites you to come – Enter My World…
Angel and the SEAL . . . a cozy mystery with romantic suspense from
the Mystery Angel Romances series. An angel hidden in every book
waiting for you to figure out who . . .
SEAL Sean MacKay’s teammate is murdered after stealing a deadly
nerve-gas formula from Syrian terrorists. Naval Intelligence believes
MacKay’s teammate was a traitor and shipped the stolen formula to his
sister in the states for safekeeping. MacKay is given orders to find
the sister before the terrorists do and to retrieve the stolen
formula at all costs.
looms for Cory Rigatero as she fights to keep her rustic resort near
Mt. St. Helens afloat after her brother deserted her to join the SEAL
Teams. Cory’s whole world dives into a tailspin when Sean MacKay
shows up at her resort with the news of her brother’s death and the
wild suspicion her brother may have sent her traitorous classified
documents. No way will Cory trust MacKayâ€”the man who once seduced
her and then vanished into the night without a trace.
spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney Worldâ€””The
Most Magical Place on Earth”â€”where she enjoyed working in the
land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales
by night, including her newÂ series, TheÂ Cinderella
Romances. She eventually said good-bye to her “day” job to
write her stories full-time.Â These days Petie spends her time
writing sequels to her regency time-travel series, Lords in Time, and
her cozy-mystery-with-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery Angel
shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her
horticulturist husband and an opinionated Nanday conure named Sassy
who made a cameo appearance in No
Angels for Christmas.
Easton, an aspiring novelist, will do anything to help boost her
chances at publicationâ€”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
is a young lawyer from a powerful family, striving to free himself
from his fatherâ€™s shadow. The more time he spends with Lucy, the
more desperate he becomes to shed the secrets of his pastâ€”a past
which can destroy the both himself and the woman heâ€™s falling in
Alexander struggles with his past sins, Lucy must decide whether
loving him is worth risking her own safetyâ€¦and her heart.
gossip magazines to gleaming Mardi Gras balls, Lucy and Alex navigate
the Edwardian era in the Deep South with both passion and guilt.
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
Dalby, a California native, has lived in Mobile, Alabama, since 1996.
Sheâ€™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 Councilâ€™s
annual Young Author events whenever possible.Â When Carrieâ€™s
not reading, writing, browsing bookstores/libraries, or
homeschooling, she can often be found knitting or attending concerts.
Carrieâ€™s two young
adult novels areÂ Fortitude(historical) andÂ Corroded
(contemporary). Fortitude is listed as a â€œBest History Book for
kidsâ€ with Grateful American FoundationÂ 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,Â Perilous Confessions,
released in January 2019 from Bienvenue Press and the second book,
Murmurs of Evil releases June 11, 2019.
Camille is supposed to keep her stress level down. A fake marriage is definitely against the doctorâ€™s orders.
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 wouldnâ€™t approve of.
When he offers her the chance to attend the exclusive French Royal ChÃ¢teau and Garden Tour, Camille jumps at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. However theyâ€™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 heâ€™s unworthy of her love. Tristan must protect her from the secrets of his past, even if it means breaking both of their hearts.
Award-Winning Author Lisa Swinton caught the romance bug early by way of fairy tales and hasnâ€™t been able to cure it since. Instead, she feeds her addiction with romance novels and films. In between being a doctorâ€™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.
secret NASA experiment gone wrong, the chaos that erupts, and one
reporter seeking the truth who chases leads where she shouldn’t.
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.
is not declared:
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.
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–theÂ skraelingÂ Indians
had driven them out.
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.
Pete, the Lockheed consultant she had steadily fallen in love with
during the harrowing flight and since, has any hope of saving
you enjoy intrigue, conspiracy and romantic suspense, Ragnarok will
grip your imagination and not let go.
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.
a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from
the outside world. Bulwark, Georgia, isolated, hidden. Who knows what
strange things can happen when the rest of the world can’t see you?
JB Stratton is alone in the world, and all he has left are the
memories of his beloved Ellie. Dirt poor JB and wealthy Ellie feel an
instant connection that is as intense and primal as the blood red
earth of their home. Unseen roots connect them, pulling them into an
impossible relationship. Will the memories of past lives help or
hinder the path of their love? Based on the original novella Bulwark,
by Brit Lunden, The Knowing continues the story of a town isolated
from the rest of the world where the impossible becomes plausible,
and logic is determined by reality.
wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth
the outside world.
Daniels is looking forward to spending some alone time with her
longtime boyfriend, Marshall. Everything during this fun-filled
spring break was moving along fine, until his awkward cousin Stefano,
and his equally weird girlfriend, Sheena decide to crash the party.
It didnâ€™t take a college graduate to realize something was
definitely up with these two blood-sucking intruders, and it isnâ€™t
long before the true intentions about what they are and what they
want become clear.Â
is powerless to stop their attack on Marshall but with capabilities
passed down from her grandmother, she finds the tools she needs to
stop them and hopefully prevent Marshall’s transitioning. When all
three disappear before she can act, Savannah jumps into high-gear
tracking their every move. Finally, her journey takes her to Bulwark,
Georgia where she learns things are equally as complicated there,Â and
more than just vampires go bump in the night.
Scott has nothing but her window and pet cat to entertain her. Stuck
inside for more years than she can remember with a degenerative
disease, she has become invisible and has retreated from her small
community. Only Jim, the town grocer and old high school friend,
seems to care about her lonely existence.
when the window in her living room provides her a front row seat to
the latest mysteries haunting her small town, Brianna discovers that
some things cannot be unseen.
on Bulwark, a paranormal thriller by Brit Lunden, The Window is the
fourth volume in the multi-author Bulwark Anthology.
in a tedious job without fulfillment, ambitions, or a boyfriend, Izzie
Murrayâ€™s only passion is researching her ancestry. But the
beautiful mural of her family tree switches from a distraction to an
obsession once she hits a mysterious gap in the timeline. Why would
an entire family just disappear?
an intense craving to find the last pieces of the puzzle, Izzie
ditches her life in England to investigate the last known whereabouts
of the family – the little town of Bulwark, Georgia. Between the
unnatural behaviorÂ of the local wildlife, tales of witches, and the
overpowering draw of a puddle of weird goo, sheâ€™s only finding more
questions to answer. The instant attraction to the one resident in
town that seems to be on her side isnâ€™t helping either.
does not give up its secrets easily. And sometimes things were hidden
for a reason.
is an understatement when it comes to Rudd.
a cage fighter with a sordid past, and has no family or any friends
to his name. He does, however, have one enemyâ€”Vic, his ultimate
rival in the cage. But even a match with Vic isnâ€™t enough to stir
any emotions in the 28 year old man. He may as well be a shell. Body
only, no spirit.
the anniversary of his sisterâ€™s death when he takes a walk through
Bulwarkâ€™s strange woods and wanders a little too far. Itâ€™s there
in the dense, secluded gloom that he meets a glowing, transparent
woman named Lili. She isnâ€™t realâ€” she canâ€™t be real, except
that sheâ€™s the only one that makes him feel anything at all. The
two form an unlikely friendship that quickly morphs into an
attraction neither can act on.
his final fight draws near, Rudd must face the demons of his past,
solve the mystery of Liliâ€™s murder and deal with the inexplicable
love that is growing in his heart for someone who can never be his.
of being the sheriff’s daughter, Claire Finnes’ life was the same as
any other 15-year-old. However, recurring nightmares and an encounter
with dead civil war soldier send Claire and her friends on a journey
that makes her question if those nightmares really were just dreams.
As she uncovers the dark history surrounding her small town Claire
begins to wonder, can a doomed future be changed?
on Bulwark, a paranormal thriller by Brit Lunden, The Battle of
Bulwark is the seventh volume in the multi-author Bulwark Anthology.
a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from
the outside world.Bulwark, a quiet town… or is it? Four best
friends, Sophia, Scott, Chloe and Chris, are just trying to manage
their senior year at Bulwark high school when Sophia realizes that
her feelings for Chris are really meant for Scott. Before she can
deal with that though, the four friends then stumble upon Bulwarks
darkest secrets when a spell is cast on Bulwark High. Students have
been disappearing and no one has any clues as to their whereabouts.
With a town curfew set and parents on edge, the four friends decide
to take things into their own hands. Will they break the spell, or
will Bulwark High and the town be changed forever?Based on Bulwark, a
paranormal thriller by Brit Lunden, The Darkness is the eighth volume
in the multi-author Bulwark Anthology
Lunden is a prolific author whoâ€™s written over 50 books in
assorted genres under different pen names.Â BulwarkÂ was her
first effort in adult fiction and was chosen by several of her fellow
authors as the basis for a new series,Â A Bulwark Anthology.
Using her characters, they are creating new denizens in spin-off
stories to this bizarre town. Brit Lunden lives on Long Island in a
house full of helpful ghosts.
grown up with a love of everything futuristic, space and macabre, DJ
developed a vivid imagination and is known for a warped sense of
clinging to the real world, DJ has been known to cry: Why can’t cars
fly yet? Weren’t we supposed to teleport by now? In-between
large mugs of annoyingly lukewarm coffee, DJ enjoys walks with
earbuds full of loud music and ponders what it is Cossie the
fire-breathing, flying pet bearded dragon thinks about all day.
is an independent filmmaker, magazine editor and screenwriter who
writes romance and romantic suspense with an aim for readers to, “Get
Lost In Intense Passion and Diverse Worlds.” She lives in south
Florida enjoys binge-watching Netflix, uses her treadmill as an
over-sized coat hanger, but loves to dance to the Fitness Marshall
videos on Youtube.
into the world of Adult Fiction and penned under the name E.H.
The Window is the debut novel of this award-winning children’s
author. Whether reading or writing, Graham enjoys the escape into
worlds of mystery, fantasy and suspense.
time, Iâ€™m a fantasy addict! For as long as I can remember, Iâ€™ve
loved the concept of magical worlds. I
was the kid with dragons doodled around the edge of her school work,
the one with her head constantly buried in a book. As a teen, I
shunned partying to play Magic the Gathering and DM Dungeons and
Dragons games. Through
the years, Iâ€™ve always made up stories and took characters on
amazing adventures, in the privacy of my own mind. Now I want to
share them with other people. I
live with my husband and cat in Nottinghamshire in England. When Iâ€™m
not writing (or planning something Iâ€™m writing) Iâ€™m usually
working, reading, playing bass for my churchâ€™s worship team,
playing computer games (World of Warcraft, Dragon Age, Pokemon,
Minecraft) or drinking tea. Mmm,
time to put the kettle onâ€¦
born and raised in Illinois, enjoys writing, fueling his passion and
love for the noble art of putting pen to paper, or more appropriate,
keyboard to computer. Diving into pure imagination he has produced
works that grip his reader’s minds with mystery and suspense as they
are brought into the fascinating world of fiction.
is gracing the Bulwark anthology as a debut author. She is a proud
graduate of SUNY Old Westbury College, with a bachelors degree in
Media & Communications. Gifted in singing, acting, and dancing,
she finds her voice reaches its highest ground in writing. She
resides in Long Island where the darkness of New York City comes to
Iâ€™m DJ Cooper and Iâ€™m very tired! I live in South East England, Iâ€™m married and I have two teenagers. I have successfully run my own business from home for the last eighteen years. For the last few years, Iâ€™ve juggled that business, family life, and writing.
2- What changes did 2019 bring to your writing?
I got to call myself an award-winning author for Missing Remnants thanks to Indie Authors Monthly magazine. I never expected that to happen, so thank you IAM. This year is the first time in recent years Iâ€™ve written something set on contemporary Earth. The town of Bulwark is not real but the setting was small-town America rather than in space or on an alien planet where I usually set a story.
3- Why did you do an anthology? Was it harder or easier than writing a full out novel? What was the hardest part?
Why? Exposure. Pure and simple. The more places you can showcase your work, the more chances you have of enticing one more reader into your world. The story for the anthology was shorter than a novel, so that part was easier. The anthology was challenging because it had a deadline, I donâ€™t usually write to a deadline. I was also writing characters I did not create so I was mindful of building on them in a way that was credible. Another challenge was writing about something in America. Iâ€™m English. We wear trousers over here, pants are underwear. Everything had to be written with American terminology in mind.
4- How did you come up with your story?
There were snippets in the original story that sparked something in my imagination. The original contained aspects of Hansel and Gretel. I watched a TV programme called Mr Benn when I was a child. A man walks into a costume shop, tries on a costume, walks through a door and has an adventure. Of course, when I re-watched Mr Benn recently, I found Iâ€™d not remembered any of it correctly and Iâ€™d written something completely different but thatâ€™s not a bad thing.
5- what is the hardest part of being an indie?
Promotion and marketing. The trouble with being an indie is that you have to coordinate everything. Even if youâ€™re passing things like editing and cover design over to a third party, an indie author is the publisher. We are responsible for everything. I wonder how many of us wish we could just write the book and have someone else do the rest for us. I know I do. Marketing is something that can be costly, hit and miss with results and just a completely alien thing for a lot of us to undertake. We have to promote ourselves. Iâ€™m sure there are many authors uncomfortable with the concept of waving their arms in the air and screamingÂ Iâ€™m over here, look at me.
6- Do you stay with one genre, or jump around?
I canâ€™t even live in this reality, let alone write in one genre! I am happier when Iâ€™m not constrained to only one thing. I always have been. Writing flows easier and quicker for me when I am not tied to a single genre. Iâ€™ll write science fiction, but itâ€™ll have aspects of horror and humour. Iâ€™ll write horror but itâ€™ll also have humour because people crack jokes in real life and the same person can also experience something horrific. I write a mixture of things, but I find thatâ€™s more realistic despite some of my more unrealistic settings. Humans are humans whether theyâ€™re on this planet or youâ€™ve imagined them in space.
7- Share the process of this collaboration? What inspired you from the original story and how did you marry it to your own work?
The original story has a theme of weird things happening when a pool of green water is present. There were also modern-day characters who appeared to be from different eras. I kept those themes running through my story whilst also creating something that could be read as a standalone work.
8- Would you do another anthology?
Yes, I think collaborating on an anthology is a great way to showcase what an author can do. Every author has a different set of readers they can reach. A collaboration means an author has a greater chance of reaching a wider audience.
9- What trends do you see in indie books?
Thereâ€™s a lot of them! Both trends and indie books. Itâ€™s very difficult to be seen. Iâ€™ve seen authors try many things. Free is a massive trend at the moment. Iâ€™m hearing more and more authors refusing to give their books away for free because theyâ€™ve spent money getting them to the market in the first place. Competition is fierce and always will be. I donâ€™t think the trend of hard work will ever change.
10- What makes your books stand out from the sea of indie authors out there?
Iâ€™m not unique, but I have a relatable authorâ€™s voice. I have a flair for humour and an ability to write a scene in a way that doesnâ€™t drag. I zone out of books I read that interrupt the flow of action with passages of the description which donâ€™t seem to move the story on. So, I like to avoid writing the things that bore me as a reader. We all have different preferences and thatâ€™s why there is potential for every decent author to find the readers who appreciate their work.
Supernaturals are frightened. Despite being able to do extraordinary
things like teleporting or lighting a fire with a stare, a serial
killer, the Heart Collector, is slaughtering them. He rips their
chests open and removes their hearts.
other aristocratic, nineteen-year-old girls spend time dancing,
Isabel trains hard to become an MI7 agentâ€”Military Intelligence
Seventh Division, a crime squad run by Supernaturals. The Heart
Collector murdered her best friend, and enrolling at MI7 is the best
way to help catch the killer.
senses other peopleâ€™s feelings as if they were her owns. But MI7â€™s
leader is too worried about Isabelâ€™s safety to let her join the
to prove that her power is valuable, Isabel volunteers to meet Murk,
a dangerous Supernatural man who can turn himself invisible. MI7
desperately tried to recruit him and failed.
believes that her power is enough to convince Murk to become an MI7â€™s
agent and help apprehend the Heart Collector. If he wants to attack
her, his feelings will broadcast his intention, and sheâ€™ll be
Isabel isnâ€™t ready for is to fall in love with the man who will
collect her heart.
an entomologist and a soil biologist, which is a fancy way to say
that I dig in the dirt, looking for bugs. Nature and books have
always been my passion. I was a kid when I read The Lord Of The Ring
and fell in love with fantasy novels.
I discovered cosy mystery and crime novel, I fell in love with
Hercules Poirot and Sherlock Holmes. Then I grew up and . . . Nah,
Iâ€™m joking. I didnâ€™t grow up. Donâ€™t grow up, folks! Itâ€™s a
I hate gardening. There, I said it. Sorry fellow Kiwis.
Glasser is a widow with three young children to raise. Cabot Murray
is an ex-cop who returns home to Freeland, Maryland, to deal with the
pain of his own tragic loss: the death of his wife and daughter in a
fiery explosion intended for him.
their sorrow brings them together, and a friendship develops that
leads then to explore the possibility of finding love again. But
vengeful enemies and jealous rivals are determined to destroy the
peace and happiness that Elice and Cabot have found in each otherâ€™s
arms. Why are their rivals so intent on keeping Elice and Cabot
apart? Loree Lough’s latest suspenseful romance is a page-turner!
last count, best-selling author Loree Lough had 115 award-winning
books (nearly 9,000,000 copies in circulation and 7 titles that
earned book-to-movie options), 68 short stories, and 2,500+ articles
oft-invited guest of writers’ organizations, colleges and
universities, corporate and government agencies in the U.S. and
abroad, Loree loves sharing learned-the-hard-way lessons about the
craft and the industry.
upon a time, Loree (literally) sang for her supper, performing alone
and “opening” for the likes of Tom Jones, Dottie West, The
Gatlin Brothers, and more. Though she refuses to share the actual
year when she traded her Yamaha 6-string for a wedding ring, she IS
willing to admit that, every now and then, she blows the dust off her
six-string to croon a tune or two. But mostly, she just writes (and
and her husband split their time between a home in the Baltimore
suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, where she continues
to hone her “identify the critter tracks” skills. Her
favorite pastime? Spending long, leisurely hours with her
grandchildren…all seven of them!
first exciting novel in a brand-new series fromÂ New
York TimesÂ bestselling
author C. C. Hunter!
dadâ€™s job is with the dead . . . and heâ€™s bringing his work home
again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and
her dadâ€™s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is,
sheâ€™s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only
company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from
work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to
think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can
move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her
mother and her fatherâ€™s alcoholism, sheâ€™s got enough problems of
nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who
darkens Rileyâ€™s door. The young womanâ€™s death wasnâ€™t the
accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face
with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another
spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and
understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape
becoming the killerâ€™s next victim, Riley knows sheâ€™ll have to
help Hayden move on too, but what if she canâ€™t let him go?
thrills, chills, romance and laughter, buyÂ The
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with action and romance . . . Hunterâ€™s lifelike characters and
paranormal creatures populate a plot that will keep you guessing till
the very end. A perfect mesh of mystery, thriller, and romance.â€
TimesÂ onÂ Taken
has accepted that her special gift is to help dead people with their
unfinished business. Â But she never thought sheâ€™d be tasked
with helping the spirit of a convicted criminal who died in prison.
He may lead her on the scariest mission yet, but helping him
could mean saving the life of a child. Â The convictâ€™s daughter
needs a liver transplant and the one person who could still be a
match is his brotherâ€¦who also happens to be a gang
not happy that Rileyâ€™s discovered who he is and is seeing him sick
and unconscious in his hospital bed. Â This feels like as good a
time as ever to cross over and put all of them out of their
miseryâ€¦.but Riley is in danger. Â Sheâ€™s visiting some of the
most dangerous spots and confronting some of the creepiest low-lifes
in town. Â For her, heâ€™ll need to regain his strength and fight
to keep her safe.
dealing with other peopleâ€™s problems still canâ€™t keep Riley from
her own. Â Her dadâ€™s drinking has gotten worse. Â And
sheâ€™ll soon learn itâ€™s because heâ€™s been keeping a huge,
horrible secret that will change everything she believes about her
family and her motherâ€™s death.
C.C. Hunter is the New
York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books, including
her wildly popular Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark series.
In addition to winning numerous awards and rave reviews for her
novels, C.C. is also a photojournalist, motivational speaker, and
writing coach. In February 2018, Wednesday Books will publish her
contemporary young adult and hardcover debut, This Heart of Mine.
And the first book of her new paranormal young adult series, The
Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave will release on October
31st 2017. C. C. currently resides in Texas with her husband,
junkyard dog, Lady, and whatever wild creatures that meander out
from woods surrounding home.
Brand’s inheritance turns out to be a whopperâ€”one dilapidated farm
in West Virginia and one guardian angel!
Kellen is convinced no sane woman would choose to live in Riverside,
she vows to sell her farm and quick. Her handsome neighbor Luke
Kenyon must block the farm sale or risk exposure of his family’s
secrets. While Kellen has located one potential buyer, she faces a
town full of objectors. Someone is trying to frighten her off, and
Luke is forced to step in and rescue her more than
Kellen can’t seem to stay out of trouble. She stumbles onto a
clandestine hazardous-waste-dumping operation next to her farm, and
she prays Luke has one more rescue up his sleeve. It’s her only hope
of staying alive.
her mother really did leave her a guardian angel . .
spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World — “The
Most Magical Place on Earth” — where she enjoyed working in the
land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales
by night, including her new series, The Cinderella Romances. She
eventually said good-bye to her “day” job to write her
stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time writing sequels
to her regency time travel series, Lords in Time, and her
cozy-mystery-with-a-dash-of-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery
shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her
horticulturist husband, a spoiled-rotten English Springer spaniel
addicted to pimento-stuffed green olives, and a noisy Nanday conure
named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in Angel to the Rescue.
Fields currently lives in Groningen, the Netherlands with her husband
and cat. Since she was born in Alabama and moved to the Netherlands,
Dutch is not
her first language which gets her into mischief in various stores
around town when she tries to speak it.
loves writing, building worlds that her characters can explore and
break if they feel the need.
Â Action, adventure and love are her
favorite things. And when stuff gets blown up who says the guy isÂ
Denise is a Southern girl who has lived in Louisiana all her life, and yes, she has a drawl. She has a wonderful husband and two incredible children, who not only endure her writing moods, but who also encourage her to indulge her writing passion. Besides writing romantic suspense, she enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking. Accounting is a skill she has learned to earn a little money to support her writing habit.
She wrote her first story when she was a teen, seventeen handwritten pages on school-ruled paper and an obvious rip-off of the last romance novel she had read. She’s been writing off and on ever since, and with more than a few full-length manuscripts already completed, she has no desire to slow down.
Desperate to begin a new life, Jerilyn Bowman changes her name and goes off the grid. Sparks fly when Det. Nick Moreau confronts her about her identity and then seems to follow her wherever she goes. When a stranger dies while gripping her chin in his hand, passing to her the gift of prescience, she begins to witness awful crimes before they happen.
Jerilynâ€™s claim that sheâ€™s able to see the future both frustrates and fascinates Nick to the point he canâ€™t get her out of his mind. Are Jerilynâ€™s claims of second sight a cover for her own crimes? Will Nick discover the truth before Jerilyn becomes the killerâ€™s next victim?
can be read as standalones in any order!**
Nightly Book 1
Nightly is a born and bred Georgia boy from Savannah, who loves his
job as a social studies teacher, his bachelorhood and his widowed
Chandler is a contemporary big city woman with no desire to change
that fact; as different from Chase as night and day with one
important exception: They are both leaders of elite teams of vampire
slayers called Uccisore, but with very different territories. When
Rae shows up in Savannah for reasons other than visiting family,
Chase demands to know her true motives. Sparks fly the moment they
meet and past life memories surface, memories that keep Rae off
balance and terrified that destiny will claim her heart once
Gordon Charles, Vampire King, kidnaps Chaseâ€™s mother, the two
leaders must join forces and put their chaotic feelings aside to save
her from becoming the Vampire Queen.
with family legends and a blessed sword dating back to the first
crusades, Hunter Blackfox leaves the reservation in Cherokee, North
Carolina to replace a fallen member of Team Nightly and help protect
the city of Savannah, Georgia.Â
life is about to changeâ€¦
he first lays eyes on Sheila Maxson, he likens her to Aphrodite,
Helen of Troy, and Jackie Onassisâ€”sex, beauty, and classâ€”all
rolled into one, long, luscious package just for him.
Maxson is a seasoned member of Team Nightly and a bloodline uccisore
gifted with exceptional speed and agility on the battlefield. But
sheâ€™s battling more than the rising number of vampires. The
horrific memories of an event that took place only days after 9/11
when she, her brother Michael, and their aging grandfather tried to
protect first responders from frenzied vampires, as they searched for
survivors at ground zero, are slowly chipping away at Sheilaâ€™s
emotional armor. With the added guilt of losing a friend and uccisore
brother in battle, the short fuse of her control is burning
time she and Hunter are in the same vicinity, Sheila goes on the
attack and Hunter has no option but to fight back. Until the night
Chase and Raeâ€™s daughter is born and the vampire king breaches the
hospital nursery. The bickering teammates must team up to protect the
must find a way to bring down the walls that Sheila has erected
around herself in order to save not just Chase and Raeâ€™s baby, but
the woman of his dreams as well.
word comes to them that Hunterâ€™s Sword is coveted by Gordon
Charles, Vampire King, the entire team must find a way to keep it out
of vampire clutches.
Charles will do whatever he must to corrupt the powers of the sword
and sway its magic to benefit his cause. To do that he must spill
Luccisore bloodâ€¦Sheilaâ€™s blood.
mythical sapphire, a family legend, and a lost treasure, could lead
Carly Harden to her fondest dreams . . . or her worst nightmare.
that Carly has revealed her secret, that she knows who and what Team
Nightly is, Tony Sargento, chef of the Blue Mermaid restaurant,
empath, and Carlyâ€™s boss, is furious with her. His jealousy at
Carlyâ€™s close friendship with Rhett James, the newest team member,
isnâ€™t helping him calm his anger.Â
sheâ€™s been in love with Tony since the day theyâ€™d met, is one
thing she would never disclose. His anger at her is breaking her
heart and her past is preventing her from trusting him fully.
order to help the team locate an artifact that Gordon Charles, King
of the Vampires, is after, Carly digs a little deeper into the family
lore behind the key that sheâ€™s worn on a chain since she was a
little girl. She soon comes to believe that it is one of three needed
to open a lost treasure chest. One that is said to hold the Mermaidâ€™s
Heart: a massive sapphire that is said to hold mystical powers and
created by Zeus himself.
powers that legend has attached to the Mermaidâ€™s Heart, are said to
be boundless, granting the one who holds it their fondest wishes.
when Gordon Charles gets word that Carly is the owner of one of the
fabled keys to the Heart, he sends his minions to retrieve it, no
matter the cost.
Carly is attacked and nearly killed, Tony and Rhett must try to set
aside their ongoing battle, to win her heart, in order to protect
her. Even with the help of Team Nightly, it may not be enough to save
her . . . unless they find the Keys to the Mermaidâ€™s Heart.
only thing keeping the beast at bay is THE REDEMPTION STONE.
Logan fled Ireland fourteen years ago, letting his family believe him
dead, like his brother, Matty. When he landed on Americaâ€™s shores
he was a feral werewolf, but everything changed when a special boy
and his father found him and gave him the gift of redemption.
Chuck has found his true mate in Scarlett James, and he is terrified
that he has now put her life in danger. Walking away after only one
night with Scarlett is the only way to keep her safe. Ashley Connor,
a wolf with an agenda, has set her sights on mating with Chuck and
building an invincible pack that will rule the entire region. She
will do whatever it takes to have her way, including partnering with
Gordon Charles, the Vampire King.
Chuck and Scarlett are attacked by a vampire who miraculously morphs
into a wolf, the reality of this new, and seemingly indestructible,
threat must be eradicated before Ashely Connor and Gordon Charles
have the chance to build their armyâ€¦It may already be too late!
Porter has had one true passion, even as a young girl: writing.
Poetry and short stories were her pleasure and her escape while
growing up on a small farm approximately fifty miles south of
Indianapolis. From her first short story printed in her high school
newspaper at the age of fifteen, until the publication of her first
full length novel, SECRETS IN BETHLEHEM, in the summer of 2012 she
has dreamed of being an author. As a two-time winner of the Indie
Book of the Day award, Kate has explored different genres in her
writing career and has an eclectic collection of works to her credit
consisting of romantic suspense, mystery, and an urban fantasy
series. She has studied fiction writing at Greenville Tech, in
Greenville, SC and traveled to Georgia for a writing workshop. Kate
was featured in WOMAN’S DAY magazine and again in the Greenville News
and her hometown newspaper in Spencer, IN. She has been profiled in
her hometown newspaper, in Spencer, Indiana and in August 2013,
novel, BLACK HARVEST, has not only received 5 stars from Reader’s
Favorite, but has been awarded the 2014 NEW APPLE BOOK AWARD MEDAL
for the MYSTERY.
Buchanan is determined to prove she didnâ€™t get the trainer job in
Redmond, Oregonâ€™s rookie smokejumper class because of her familyâ€™s
long history as firefighters thereâ€”or out of pity. But if teaching
one of her own brothers isnâ€™t challenging enough, Lance Roberts is
in the new class of recruits. Once her brotherâ€™s best friend, and
her first, unrequited crush, heâ€™s also the son of the man
responsible for her dadâ€™s death.
Lance is stunned to
realize that this confident redhead is the stubborn girl he once
dreamed about. Thereâ€™s no way he can fall for her now. He needs to
focus all his attention on his trainingâ€”and discovering the truth
about the long-ago fire that killed both of their fathers. But as the
undeniable heat between them threatens to ignite, someone attempts to
put an end to Lanceâ€™s amateur sleuthingâ€”and his lifeâ€¦
author and RITAÂ® finalistÂ Marnee BlakeÂ used to
teach high school students but these days she only has to wrangle her
own children. Originally from a small town in Western Pennsylvania,
she now battles traffic in southern New Jersey where she lives with
her hero husband and their happily-ever-after: two very energetic
boys. When she isn’t writing, she can be found refereeing disputes
between her children, cooking up something sweet, or hiding from
encroaching dust bunnies with a book.