Death Among Us #Suspense #Reading @StephenBentley8 @Shalini_G26


Who knew death could be so eclectic?

Relish this mesmerizing murder mystery mash-up of short stories.

Murder and mystery have been the staple of literature and films for years. This anthology of short stories will thrill and entertain you. Some will also make you laugh out loud. Others will stop and make you think.

Think of this murder mystery short story anthology as a book version of appetisers or starters, hors d’oeuvre, meze, or antipasti. It can be read as fillers between books or, as is the case in some countries, as a bookish meze – in its own right.

There’s murder mystery styles and locations to suit all tastes: detective fiction, serial killers, scifi, histfic, England, Los Angeles, San Francisco, The Great Lakes, Las Vegas, the Nevada desert, Mexico and more in an exquisite exposition of the art of short story telling.

These stories come from an international cast of authors; some with bestselling books, others are emerging or new talents. Their roots, cultures, and life experiences are as diverse as their writing styles.

But one thing binds them together: they know how to tell a story.

The ten authors who have contributed to the anthology are:

Stephen Bentley

Greg Alldredge

Kelly Artieri

Robbie Cheadle

Michael Spinelli

L. Lee Kane

Kay Castaneda

Aly Locatelli

Justin Bauer

Posthumously by ‘G’

The stories include the 2019 SIA Award-Winning Murder Mystery Short Story ‘The Rose Slayer’ by Stephen Bentley.

Each author introduces his or her stories and the theme that lays behind them. By the time you finish the book, you will agree the result is a mesmerising murder mystery mash-up.

Book links

Amazon Universal Link to Kindle http://mybook.to/DeathAmongUsAnthology

Amazon Paperback http://getbook.at/PaperbackDeathAmongUs

eBook Link to all other bookstores https://books2read.com/b/deathamongus

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45013377-death-among-us

BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/books/death-among-us-an-anthology-of-murder-mystery-short-stories-by-stephen-bentley-and-justin-bauer

Ten outstanding authors have contributed three short stories to this anthology creating a wide assortment of murder mysteries to chill your blood. Check out my review here: https://jacqbiggar.com/2019/08/15/death-among-us-an-anthology-of-murder-mystery-short-stories-bookreview-mystery/

As there are over 20 stories, I will add two excerpts from two stories below:

From Justice is Never Served by Robbie Cheadle

The baby in the crib started to moan and thrash about as the temperature in the room dropped dramatically. The narrow lips of the dark shape at the newly opened door twisted into something that passed as a smile, an action which transformed her ugly face into a picture of pure evil and malevolence. 

From The Neighbours by Aly Locatelli

She found herself filled with bitterness and remorse as the door opened and two detectives filed in. One was tall and thin, the other short and stocky. Such a cliché it almost made her laugh. She bit her tongue, reached for her coffee, and said nothing. The two detectives introduced themselves as Detectives Spinner and Boyd, but the names were soon forgotten.

Author/authors bio

Stephen Bentley is a former UK Detective Sergeant, barrister, and author of a bestselling undercover cop memoir. He also writes crime fiction.

https://www.instagram.com/author_stephen_bentley/

Greg Alldredge

Greg Alldredge grew up in the United States reading all the excellent Science Fiction and Fantasy of the past decades. He hopes to add his voice, in a small way, to the giants of the genres. He wants to write stories he himself would want to read and hopes to be successful as a storyteller first.

https://www.instagram.com/greg.alldredge/

Kelly Artieri is a professional illustrator and award-winning author of a personal memoir ‘A Spot in My Heart.’ Living in the Buffalo, New York area, Kelly is a passionate storyteller about real life. Now she is using her creative voice at story telling murder mystery style.

https://www.instagram.com/kellyellenart/

Robbie, short for Roberta, Cheadle is a South African author with six published children’s picture books in the Sir Chocolate books series for children. She has also authored the Silly Willy series and a fictionalised biography about her mother’s life as a young girl growing up in an English town in Suffolk during World War II.

https://www.instagram.com/cheadlerobbie/

Michael Spinelli is married with two children, a transplant from New York to Florida. Mike enjoys family time, reading, watching movies and of course, writing things that increase your heart rate.

L. Lee Kane, M.A., known as Linda, is the author of several adult fiction books, and children’s books. She lives with her husband, two dogs, and seven horses in the Central Valley of California.

https://www.instagram.com/lindakane8955/

Kay Castaneda is retired from a career as a college writing instructor and special education tutor. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in English at Indiana University. Her publications include poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction in literary journals plus articles about education for scholarly reference books.

Aly Locatelli is a 25-year-old book blogger and reviewer from the UK. She has been doing that for over five years and now started freelancing as a beta-reader, editor and proof-reader. Aly also aspires to be a writer. This is the first time any of her work has been published.

https://www.instagram.com/alysbookishwonderland/

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Justin Bauer studied English Literature at the Ohio State University, graduating in 2016. He is the author of three books.

https://www.instagram.com/bauerj1138/

Posthumously by ‘G’

‘G’ or Gerry died in 2017. He used the name ‘G’ when writing short stories. This is how he described himself not long before his untimely death: G is a 69 yo Hippie, world traveler, straight talker/writer, with no regrets. He’s been writing since he found a sharp crayon and empty wall space.

The audiobook of the anthology will be available very soon.
A link to the retail sample on Soundcloud which is here http://bit.ly/2W7mFgI

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Romance doesn’t take time off for the holidays, and neither should you.
Amidst all the chaos of the upcoming holiday season, be sure to snatch up your copy of this compilation. Hunky heroes from all walks of life will fill your eReader. From blue collar to white, from the quiet to the demanding. Allow yourself the treat of sinking into these mouth-watering delights.
Regardless of your favorite romance trope, this set has something for everyone and will warm up your winter nights.

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What’s in A Name by Sally Cronin #Anthology #BookReview @sgc58


There are names that have been passed down through thousands of years which have powerful and deep-rooted meaning to their bearers. Other names have been adopted from other languages, cultures and from the big screen. They all have one thing in common. They are with us from birth until the grave and they are how we are known to everyone that we meet.

There are classical names such as Adam, David and Sarah that will grace millions of babies in the future. There are also names that parents have invented or borrowed from places or events in their lives which may last just one lifetime or may become the classic names of tomorrow. 

Whatever the name there is always a story behind it. In What’s in a Name? – Volume One, twenty men and women face danger, love, loss, romance, fear, revenge and rebirth as they move through their lives.

Anne changes her name because of associations with her childhood, Brian carries the mark of ancient man, Jane discovers that her life is about to take a very different direction, and what is Isobel’s secret?

I am one of those people who has led an eclectic life. My father was in the Royal Navy so we lived abroad several times and I only really settled down in the UK at age 14. My education suffered a little from switching between seven schools in different countries but I now have a repertoire of swear words second to none!

I trained as a secretary as my parents felt that my dream to be an actress and music diva was probably a little unrealistic!  I started well in my first job but a pregnant chair side assistant who developed a phobia to blood meant that I had to step into the shoes of dental nurse, a career I enjoyed before moving to the hospitality industry.

This resulted in me meeting my husband (known as room 40) nine years later and we had a whirlwind courtship over five weeks and married 36 years ago. We still have the whirlwind courtship moving over several continents to reach the final outpost here in on the East Coast of Ireland in a small harbour called Courtown. Luckily with the Worldwide Web it is still possible from this terrific place to keep in touch with all the amazing people we have met off and online.

I have spent a number of years in each of the following industries – Hospitality, Retail, Advertising and Telecommunications, radio and television and had a blast. I love learning new skills and eventually I might even master WordPress!

I have written short stories and poetry since a very young age and when I went ‘Indie’ in 1998 I combined my retraining as a Nutritional Therapist with this love of writing with my first book. I also began contributing columns in the media in the UK and Spain and my own monthly newsletter.

My first health book  was Size Matters which told the story of my journey from a very overweight 24 stone – 330lbs to a slimmish and healthier individual.

Over the last 18 years this love of writing has developed into another eleven titles, my blog and also into Indie Publishing in 2004.

Some of my printed books are available from me directly but here are the books that you can buy from Amazon in E-book.

Over the last 13 years I have managed to fit radio and Internet television both in front of the microphone and camera and behind in a producing and directing role.  So whilst I never became the UK Esther Williams I did get to perform without getting too waterlogged.

You can find more reviews and follow me on Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7979187.Sally_Cronin

Social Media connections.
I would love to connect with you on other sites too and here are my links.

http://uk.linkedin.com/in/sallycronin1

https://www.facebook.com/sally.cronin

Books
https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/my-books/

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/author/sallycroninbooks

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My Review

I’ve long been a fan of Sally Cronin’s wonderful blog, Smorgasbord, and was excited to read her books. What’s in A Name, much like the author, is filled with stories to inspire, make us think, and for me, shows the fundamental strength and support of family.

Each story in this anthology stands on its own merits. Some are sweet, others sad, and some, like Clive, deeply touched my heart.

Life can take many twists and turns, no matter where you live, but we all share a common thread- Love.

I give What’s in A Name 5 lovely kisses- It’s like a cozy blanket for your heart!

The Dark Dozen: Stories for Scarborough #MFRWauthor #Horror #SciFi @BPICPromos


 

The Dark Dozen: Stories for Scarborough

by Travis Luedke, C.N. Lesley, Danielle DeVor, Maer Wilson, Steven Ramirez, Jody A. Kessler, Louann Carroll, Ross G. Homer, M. Joseph Murphy, Robert P. Wills, Karenne Griffin, and Allan B. Anderson
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Release Date: December 2, 2015

 

 

 

***SPECIAL NOTE: SAVE A LIFE, BUY A BOOK*** 

This fund-raising anthology of Horror and Sci-Fi short stories was created to benefit Altoine Scarborough, a man in desperate need of a heart transplant. The stories, cover art, formatting, editing and compilation were all donated. Every penny of the royalties we receive will go to Al’s GOFUNDME project. (MW)

Vampires to ghosts to monsters—and futures we won’t want to see come true—fill this collection of dark stories that are sure to give you chills. This stellar, fan-favorite group, which includes award-winning and best-selling authors, brings a unique voice to some familiar and not-so-familiar creatures. Join Travis Luedke, C.N. Lesley, Danielle DeVor, Maer Wilson, Steven Ramirez, Jody A. Kessler, Louann Carroll, Ross G, Homer, M. Joseph Murphy, Robert P. Wills, Karenne Griffin, and Allan B. Anderson for a trip into the Darkness.

BROWN THE RECLUSE by Steven Ramirez – Ted Brown is a man slipping away from reality. Long estranged from his family and living in Seattle, he works at a job he no longer values and lately appears to be losing his memory. But when he discovers a spider in his apartment, that’s when things get really interesting.

THE RAID by Maer Wilson – Gamers are often loyal to their teammates. When Aelan and her friends tackle an evil dragon, that loyalty goes far beyond what anyone expects.

THE BONES by Danielle DeVor – Sometimes, things leave a residue, like the smell left behind when toast is burned. When a medical student brings a skeleton home to study, her child’s life will never be the same.

THE WHISPERING by Karenne Griffin – The small village of Gorland is horrified as their children kill themselves in what appear to be suicide pacts. But there is much more going on and only one child has the key.

THE DIARY OF A MADMAN by Robert P. Wills – Just because others don’t see the ghosts, doesn’t mean they aren’t real.

THE CALL: AN ANGEL FALLS NOVELLA by Jody A. Kessler – Professional shaman and cranky, anti-social ghost hunter, Chris Abeyta, finds spirits and helps them cross over to the afterlife. In his latest case, he and Juliana Crowson find the ghost of a girl trapped by time and a heart-wrenching tale of a camping trip gone terribly wrong.

THE FOUNDLINGS: JENNY’S TALE by Louann Carroll – Technology meets morality when Jenny loses her only friend. Terrified and alone she must choose between reentering the world or living the rest of her life in the dark.

MUMANS by Ross G. Homer – He found love in the most unlikely place. But could he keep the love he found?

A TALE OF TWO QUEENS AND A FROZEN HEART by Allan B. Anderson – Reily, an experienced troubleshooter, is hired to find two teams who have gone missing in a frozen wasteland. But even his skills may not be enough to survive what he discovers.

THE VAMPIRE AND THE VALIANT WARRIOR by M. Joseph Murphy – A noble thief in search of ancient treasure stumbles upon the den of a sadistic vampire.

HELL IS NEVER FULL by C.N. Lesley – When the seed of hate is sown it puts forth shoots of malice that bear flowers of evil. Time has no meaning for revenge.

DREAMS OF NIGHTLIFE LAS VEGAS by Travis Luedke – An author has an unexpected encounter with one of his most dangerous – and sexy – creations.

For more information about Al’s situation or to donate directly to his GoFundMe project, please check out these links below:

Any support to help save Al’s life will be deeply appreciated.

Al’s GOFUNDME Page – https://www.gofundme.com/l1911s

Al’s Facebook Page – WE HEART AL – https://www.facebook.com/We-Heart-Al-611995988938764/

Amazon – THE DARK DOZEN – http://goo.gl/H8lsPo

To read more about Al’s story and how this anthology came about, visit Maer Wilson’s website.

 

 

 

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If it Ain’t Broke… #mfrwauthor #mgtab #RSsos #amwriting @jacqbiggar


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Do you like to bake?

I’ve had my share of ups and downs when it comes to the world of cooking. It’s long been a standing joke in my family that all they have to do is follow the smoke to our house and they’d know I was cooking.

And the thing is, I actually kinda, sorta, enjoy working in the kitchen.

There’s nothing better than the aroma of fresh baked bread, or peanut butter cookies, or chocolate cake, or…well, you get the idea.

I always connect those scents to my childhood. We always walked home from school and never thought twice about seeing my mom busy baking for the family. Often there would be warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies on the counter waiting for our grubby little fingers, a roast in the oven tempting our taste buds, and a welcoming smile on her rosy cheeks.

She always made it look so easy.

Then I grew up and realized just how much work went into those tasty treats we took for granted. My efforts were much more like Lucy’s:

 

You’re probably wondering where I’m going with this.

I equate baking to writing.

How, you say?

Some people are naturals, anything they put on the page comes out sounding fresh and entertaining—perfect.

 
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But when you cut into the heart of it, the center may seem underdone, lacking in flavor—mediocre.

How do we overcome this to become true culinary chefs in our writing instead of merely cooks?

Maybe if Lucy had admitted to being overwhelmed, her boss might have offered her a few tips and a little guidance.

I’ve found the writing community to be kind and generous with information, so don’t be afraid.

I think one of the things that has helped me the most is critique groups. I belong to a local group of ladies who are invaluable, and a fantastic Romance Writers of America chapter called, Kiss of Death, or KOD for short. One of their programs, Lethal Ladies, is an online critiquing group where a writer turns in a chapter at a time and in return critiques other members work. I can’t imagine what I would have done without their guidance and support. For more information, or if you would like to become a member of Lethal Ladies contact Jacquie Biggar: Jbiggar@jacqbiggar.com

You have to be a little bit brave. Just like when you put the ingredients of your baking together and nourish it to completion, you have to send them out to be consumed. Your book is waiting for hungry minds to give it a taste.

It’s not always easy taking criticism, and yet, it’s so rewarding when that pan comes out of the oven and your family’s eyes light up with joy.

If you never try, how will you know what you can accomplish?

The Sisters of Suspense have a new anthology available now to share with readers and the best part—it’s Free!

 

 

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Elite Ghosts by Jennifer Kacey #mfrwauthor #mgtab #Suspense #AuthorInterview @JenniferKacey


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Elite Ghosts

by Jennifer Kacey

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GENRE: Military and MC Romance

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For more than two years they’ve been ghosts. Nothing but names on empty tombstones. Men and women forced to fade into the background after being pulled from the rubble. Dead Marines saved from a fate worse than death, but ordered to stand down while their lives disappeared all around them.

Some knew it could happen if a mission exploded. Double crossed by more than just Red Wolf. But now is their time to be reborn from the flames of a Phoenix. No longer imprisoned in the shadows. A half-life between them and their future. To make things right coming back to life is their only option.

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Excerpt:

Titanium’s Sacrifice Excerpt By Jennifer Kacey

He was alone.

Trapped in the darkness.

Caged inside his own fucking broken body.

As Lifetime movie as it was, he was surrounded by his brothers and sisters, even his blooded niece, Poppy, and he’d never been more lonely. Not even in the months he was in and out of a coma. The surgeries. The mother fucking rehab.

They were all making a home here on the Elite compound…

Home.

Not for him.

Just another place in the dark. Like any other. They all looked the same with no sight to guide him.

Annie, his wonder dog, whined again. The weight of her chin rested on his thigh, right above where one of his prostheses attached. Running his fingers over her silky fur, he tried to find his inner peace. Or Zen. Or some other existential bullshit place no more real than an honest politician’s summer home. His happy place lived on the same street as Pee Wee Herman and a rainbow unicorn he met once when he was stupid enough to drop acid in college.

What did they have in common?

None of them existed.

Closing his eyes used to help him focus. It would block out the extraneous visual noise the military coughed up, often, and gave him an opportunity to sift through everything. Weed out the chaff and keep the good stuff.

Now?

Now didn’t look any different in the new shade of black when his lids finally closed. It was noon on a bright and shiny day. Only reason he knew the time? Because his clock on the wall had gone off a few minutes prior and his neck was growing warm from the sun coming in the window behind him.

Was he grateful for surviving?

Most days.

Today wasn’t most days.

 

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My interview with Jennifer Kacey:

What do you write?

– A little bit of everything! Love to read a variety and I like to write it as well. Military Romance, Paranormal and a WHOLE LOTTA BDSM kink stories!

What genre do you favor?

– Kink because I’m a lifestyle girl.

When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

– When I had a dream that I woke up from before it ended. I HAD TO KNOW HOW IT ENDED!!!

What do you think is the best way to publish these days?

– Through several different publishers and self-pub. You’ve gotta do it all to make it these days.

What are your favorite genres to read? Why?

– Erotic. I don’t like sweet at all. It has to be super steamy to hold my attention because I don’t have a lot of time to devote to reading.

Do your characters talk to you?

– All the damn time and they will not shut up. SOOO thankful for that too.

How do you approach starting a new book?

– extensive outline so I know where the story is going!

What are your non-writing hobbies, or what do you do to relax?

– what does relax mean??

What was your best date ever?

– trapped inside on a cold Valentine’s Day…♥

Navy SEAL or cowboy?

– SEAL

Chocolate or chips?

– chocolate

If you could have a superpower what would it be? Why?

– Flying! Just something I’ve always dreamt of.

Fancy restaurant or picnic?

– picnic

Beer or wine?

– neither

Smooth or hairy?

– smooth except when it comes to jaw stubble…mmmm

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jennifer Kacey

Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. She’s the Amazon top seller and award winning author of the Members Only Series and the Surrender Series along with several standalone novels and novellas. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less. Connect with her on twitter @JenniferKacey and Facebook. And don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter so you can hear about all of her new releases and giveaways!!

Social Media Links

Website – http://www.jenniferkacey.com/

Blog – The Decadent Divas – http://www.thedecadentdivas.blogspot.com/

Newsletter Sign Up – http://jenniferkacey.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f09bd32b8c279cebcc930950e&id=2a45c210e8

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.kacey.7

Facebook Author Page – https://www.facebook.com/jenniferkaceyauthor

Twitter – https://twitter.com/JenniferKacey

Amazon Page – http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Kacey/e/B00GXHUB30/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d9_al1?_encoding=UTF8&refinementId=618073011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0G8ZPDQJVKJPKXNBRY10&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6941549.Jennifer_Kacey

Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/jenniferkacey/

Anna Alexander

Award winning author Anna Alexander is the author of the Heroes of Saturn and Sprawling A Ranch Series. With Hugh Jackman’s abs and Christopher Reeve’s blue eyes as inspiration, it is her mission to give superheroes their happily ever after. To give back to the writing community that has taught her so much, Anna has served on the board of the Greater Seattle RWA as chapter president and been on the committee of the Emerald City Writers Conference. She also teaches workshops on the business of writing and has been fortunate to promote the romance genre at events such as the Emerald City Comic Con and Geek Girl Cons. Learn more of Anna’s world at her website AnnaAlexander.net

Sign up to receive news about Anna’s latest releases at http://eepurl.com/Q0tsz

Social Media Links

Website – http://www.annaalexander.net/

Blog – The Decadent Divas – http://www.thedecadentdivas.blogspot.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/anna.alexander.94

Facebook Author Page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anna-Alexander/282170065189471?ref=hl

Twitter – https://twitter.com/AnnaWriter

Amazon Page – http://www.amazon.com/Anna-Alexander/e/B008IAKLOO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1418701356&sr=8-1

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1335912.Anna_Alexander

Heather Long

National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them; you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

Social Media Links

Website – http://www.heatherlong.net

Blog – http://heatherlongauthor.blogspot.com

Facebook Author Page – http://www.facebook.com/HeatherLongAuthor

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/HVLong

Amazon Page – http://www.amazon.com/Heather-Long/e/B002BMBCUC/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1420695270&sr=8-2-ent

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2959976.Heather_Long

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/hvlong/

Sabrina York

Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & sexy to scorching erotic romance.  Connect with her on twitter @sabrina_york, on Facebook or on Pinterest. Visit her webpage at http://www.sabrinayork.comto check out her books, excerpts and contests. Free Teaser Book: http://sabrinayork.com/home-2/sabrina-yorks-teaser-book/ Get updates, alerts and giveaway announcements from Sabrina here: http://eepurl.com/bj8tKb And don’t forget to enter to win the royal tiara!

Social Media Links

Website – http://sabrinayork.com/

Blog – http://sabrinayork.com/

http://thedecadentdivas.blogspot.com/

http://sweetnsexydivas.blogspot.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sabrina.york.14

Facebook Author Page –  https://www.facebook.com/SabrinaYorkBooks

Twitter – @sabrina_york https://twitter.com/sabrina_york

Amazon Page – http://www.amazon.com/author/sabrinayork

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5817917.Sabrina_York

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/sabrinayork/boards/

Rebecca Royce

As a teenager, Rebecca would hide in her room to read her favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework.

She is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to be married to her best friend. They are transplants from the northeastern part of the United States to the great state of Texas, specifically Austin.

She is in love with science fiction, fantasy and the paranormal and tries to use all these elements in her writing. In her world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

Social Media Links

Website – https://www.rebeccaroyce.com

Blog – https://www.rebeccaroyce.blogspot.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.grimaldi

Facebook Author Page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebecca-Royce/172551376131638?ref=bookmarks

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/rebeccaroyce

Amazon Page – http://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Royce/e/B004E50FPW

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3005246.Rebecca_Royce

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Saranna DeWylde

Saranna De Wylde has always been fascinated by things better left in the dark. She wrote her first story after watching The Exorcist at a slumber party. Since then, she’s published horror, romance and narrative nonfiction. Like all writers, Saranna has held a variety of jobs, from operations supervisor for an airline, to an assistant for a call girl, to a corrections officer. But like Hemingway said, “Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it.” So she traded in her cuffs for a full-time keyboard. She loves to hear from her readers and to check out her contemporaries you can find her at http://www.sarasasek.com

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Cowboy, Mine Boxed Set #mfrwauthor #mgtab #RSsos #Romance @melissa_keir


Cowboy, Mine… He’ll Leave You Breathless…

By the best-selling and award-winning authors….

Kathleen Ball, Krista Ames, Cheryl Gorman, Melissa Keir, Lyssa Layne, and D’Ann Lindun

Cowboy Mine

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-939590-99-2

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Texas Haven Kathleen Ball

Can love shine through the clouds of treachery and misunderstanding?

Advertising for a wife seems like the answer to all of Burke Dawson’s problems. He wants a wife and kids without emotional attachments, but he has no idea how much havoc one woman can cause.

Annie Douglas has her heart set on her hunky cowboy’s love and she isn’t about to stop until she gets it.

Take Me Home, Cowboy by Krista Ames

When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy a growing attraction or show them the way home?

Ally Kincaid returns to Rock Creek, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with Matt Gentry—her father’s foreman—instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.

When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?

Honeymoon Ranch by Cheryl Gorman

Can two reluctant partners ride off into their own blissful sunset on Honeymoon Ranch?

When wedding planner, Summer Conroy, discovers she has inherited half of Silver Creek Ranch, she is stunned to learn the other half is owned by sexy cowboy, Bryce Jericho. Her idea of turning the ranch into an exclusive wedding and honeymoon destination is met with a wall of resistance from Bryce who doesn’t want his ranch ruined with a bunch of wedding nonsense. He is determined to conceal his vulnerable heart that beats in fear of being betrayed again. Will this woman with dreams of happily-ever-after in her eyes transform his fear into love everlasting?

Chalkboard Romance by Melissa Keir

Will a One Night Stand prove to be their disaster or their salvation?

Lauren Walsh, a divorcee and elementary teacher, wants to feel sexy again after her ex tosses her aside for a younger woman. Her best friend encourages her to sign up for The Playhouse–a renowned dating agency. Forced to stay away from his young son, Mac Thomas lost the ability to trust. After the death of his wife, he returned to care for his son but his sister wants more for him. She sets him up with The Playhouse.

Passion ignites but Mac’s a parent of one of Lauren’s students. A teacher and a parent dating could cost Lauren her job and her chance at happiness. Will Mac be able to convince the school and Lauren, that love is the most important thing?

Until You Fall in Love by Lyssa Layne

Can a longtime friendship suddenly blossom into love?

Single mom Jordan Glastetter doesn’t know how she’d survive without her best friend, Abram Tomko. He’s the father her son never knew and he’s the rock she’s always leaned on.

When Abram’s father suffers a heart attack, it’s Abram’s turn to depend on Jordan, finally seeing her as the woman she’s become and not the little girl he grew up with.

Will they risk their friendship for a chance at love?

The Cowboy’s Baby by D’Ann Lindun

Cat wanted to keep her baby: Tanner insisted she give it up…can they find common ground seventeen years later?

Cat O’Brien left her heart in Granite, Colorado, seventeen years ago—her first love, Tanner Burke, and the baby girl she gave birth to at sixteen. Suddenly, both Tanner’s high school sweetheart and the teenage daughter they gave up for adoption are back in his life.

Cat is adamant their daughter keep her baby; Tanner isn’t as sure. Just like seventeen years before, he and Cat are butting heads over the fate of an unborn child.

Character Interview for Chalkboard Romance

Hello, I’m Mac Thomas and this here is Lauren Walsh. We’re the main characters in Chalkboard Romance. Thank you for having us stop by and visit with your readers.

*What was your first opinion of each other?

Mac- I saw her and was instantly attracted.

Lauren- Was that before or after I fell on my face. That’s the last time I let Melanie talk me into Ferragamo shoes.  *smiles*

Mac- I thought you looked like a filly- all legs and frisky. *winks at Lauren*

*What kept you from acting on that attraction?

Mac- Who says we didn’t act on it. The elevator ride to our room was amazing.

Lauren- *blushes* No comment.

*What’s the best thing about the two of you together?

Lauren- He gives me the strength to stand up for myself. I have a new self-confidence that I’ve been missing for a long time.

Mac-She gives me insight into my son that I never had. I’m calmer and more loving.

*What song title best describes your relationship track record: “Nothing but a Good Time,” “Turn Me Loose,” “Shot Through the Heart (You Give Love a Bad Name)”, “Money Talks/Material Girl”, “Looking for Love in All The Wrong Places”?

Mac- My former wife was a “Material Girl”. Maybe “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” fits her best. She only wanted the money.

Lauren- “Shot Through the Heart” fits my ex-husband. He put me down and taunted me.

Mac-Now our new song is “Treasure” by Bruno Mars. Lauren is my treasure and I don’t deserve her.

Lauren-Aww. That’s sweet but so not true. You’re my treasure and you’ve brought Todd into my life full time. *she bends over to kiss Mac*

*What are you most looking forward to as a couple?

*Lauren- I’m looking forward to being a parent to Todd and growing old with Mac. I sense a lot of humor in my future. Mac keeps me laughing.

*Mac- I’m looking forward to more children or at least the practice making them. *winks at Lauren*

*What’s your ideal romantic evening?

Lauren- My ideal romantic evening is to recreate our first date. I’d love to return to the Lotus Hotel and enjoy all the hospitalities the hotel offers. It was where I knew you were going to break through to my heart.

Mac- I’d love to take her for an evening ride through my folk’s property and have a midnight snack and swim at the fishing hole, then sleep under the stars.

Lauren- That sounds nice too. But why do we have to have only one romantic evening? Let’s do both!

*What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift?

Mac *bends over and whispers to me*- I got Lauren her own horse this year for Valentine’s Day. She’s going to love her.

Lauren- What are you whispering about? Mac Thomas, you know I don’t like secrets. Now I’m going to be wondering all night…and bugging you. *smiles*

Mac- Thank you for having us. We’d better get going. I have a feeling this is going to be a long night!

Excerpt:

Chalkboard Romance by Melissa Keir

Will a One Night Stand prove to be their disaster or their salvation?

Mac’s decision to romance Lauren left her very little time for her friendship with Melanie. She missed having her friend around to bounce ideas off of, and to be silly with, or talk to about men. So, she made plans for drinks after work.

They drove across the street to their favorite Mexican restaurant. After selecting a high-top table in the bar, the girls flagged down a waitress and ordered drinks and chips before beginning the gabfest.

“You’ve been seeing a lot of Mac. How are things going?”

“We are spending almost every day together. Last weekend we went on a picnic to the zoo with my family. They adored him. Mostly we do family type things, cooking dinner or hanging out at his parent’s house.” Lauren felt giddy with excitement. “Mac told his parents we would marry on our first date to their farm. Isn’t that cute?”

Melanie snorted and margarita shot out of her nose.

“Oh, Mel. I’m sorry. I should’ve warned you.” Patting Melanie on the back, Lauren signaled the waitress for more napkins.

Coughing and sputtering, Melanie looked like a drowned rat, but at least the flood of margarita from her nose had stopped. “I’m fine. What do you mean wife? Has he proposed to you? Are you engaged?” Lauren thought Melanie’s eyes might pop out of their sockets.

“Girl, I need deets,” she sputtered out.

Lauren wiped up the mess on the table as she composed her thoughts.

“Are you sure you’re okay? You look like a frog. Positively green. Calm down. He didn’t propose. His mom told me Mac’s dad acted the same way. Supposedly Mac’s dad proposed fifteen times before she agreed. I guess the Thomas men are single-minded when they decide they’ve met the one.”

“Have you met the one?” Melanie whispered. “You know James railed on how you looked, acted, well…everything. I don’t want you to leap with your eyes shut.”

“I’m not.” Conviction filled Lauren’s tone. “Mac’s the one for me. I’ve never been able to be myself more than when I’m with him. The sex….” A blush heated her cheeks. “It’s amazing. James thought I had the problem. I don’t with Mac.” Lauren leaned into Melanie’s ear. “We even had sex on the kitchen table.”

Melanie covered her mouth. Lauren pulled back and nodded. Her friend’s eyes grew gigantic once again.

“Okay, so sex isn’t the problem. What about Todd? Have you considered his reaction? How does he feel about you two dating?”

“I haven’t spoken with Todd. Mac wants talk to him, just the two of them. However, Mac and I make sure Todd feels included. We date as a family most of the time. He’s always happy.  You’ve seen how much he’s improved at school.”

“I have but Todd’s still your student. Mac—a parent. We can’t make the issue go away.” Melanie stared hard at Lauren.

“Mel, Mac wants Todd to be in our class. He’s seen how much we’ve helped him. Besides our school allows children to be students in their parent’s classroom. Todd’s situation is no different. I love Mac. I don’t know how or when my feelings changed. They just did. If he asked me to marry him, I would. Then anything about Todd being my student would be moot.”

“It’s not the same, now.” Melanie shook her head.

“Why would it be a big deal if we do get married? I know we haven’t dated very long. But Mac’s been perfect. We have so much in common. Besides, I’m allowed to remarry.” Lauren saw skepticism cross Melanie’s face.

“Still, Mac’s a parent of one of your students. We’ve gone over this before. People will talk…. In fact, I’ve heard rumors about your relationship. You know the gossip mill at work. Someone’s going to push the issue. You’ll be fired.”

“They can’t say who I date. What I do in my time off work is my own.” Anger tinged her voice. “Who’s talking?”

“I’ve just heard things. No one in particular. But Todd is our student. You aren’t his parent, yet. That’s a conflict of interest.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Melissa Keir

As a writer, Melissa likes to keep current on topics of interest in the world of writing. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America and EPIC. Melissa is always interested in improving her writing through classes and seminars. She also believes in helping other authors and features authors and their books on her blog.

Melissa doesn’t believe in down time. She’s always keeping busy. Melissa is a wife and mother, an elementary school teacher, a movie reviewer, owner of a publishing company as well as an author. Her home blends two families and is a lot like the Brady Bunch, without Alice—a large grocery bill, tons of dirty dishes and a mound of laundry. She loves to write stories that feature “happy endings” and is often found plotting her next story.

 

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Christmas Pets & Kisses #MFRWauthor #mgtab #Contemporary #Romance @BPICPromos


Christmas Pets & Kisses
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 6, 2015
SIXTEEN ALL-NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED SWEET (PG-rated) CHRISTMAS ROMANCES 

Ring in the Christmas cheer with sixteen all-new sweet and heart-warming romances from New York Times, USA Today and National bestselling authors. Don’t miss out on this romantic collection of Christmas tails…uh, tales as adorable pets with fins, paws, feathers, and hooves bring holiday magic with the gift of true love.

Golden Christmas – Helen Scott Taylor 
Every Christmas Vicky hides so she doesn’t have to celebrate the date she lost her husband and son. She doesn’t want to see anyone but when she finds a dog’s lost ball she meets Jon, a wounded ex-soldier who’s struggling with his own problems. This brave man touches Vicky’s shattered heart and makes her realize she can’t hide forever. With his support, can she find the strength to love again?

Two Loves for Christmas – Mona Risk
Tabloid pictures of charming laywer, Josh Dutton, threaten his father’s senatorial campaign. The family decides he needs a sweet ‘temporary fiancée’ to repair the damage. With only her German shepherd for friend, Emma struggles with problems. Attraction sizzles between Josh and Emma but no one mentions the ‘fake fiancée’ detail. When the truth surfaces will Josh be able to prove that his kisses were not part of a charade?

Dog-Gone Christmas – Melinda Curtis 
Widow Marnie Haywood wants Christmas hosting her in-laws to go smoothly. And it would – if her handsome neighbor and his friendly St. Bernard would stop coming over, mooching food, and stealing kisses.

His Christmas Promise – Alicia Street 
A stray dog with a penchant for giving warm and fuzzy love finds refuge with an ex-Army helicopter pilot and helps restore his bedridden grandmother’s will to live. It seems like a Christmas miracle until the bachelor war vet discovers the mutt belongs to a little girl who wants him back—and a single mom who makes him rethink his freewheeling ways and maybe even believe in love.

We Wish You A Ferret Christmas – Nikki Lynn Barrett 
Widower Lance Rossiter wants nothing to do with the pet ferret who caused his daughter to be hit by a car. Widow Cara McLean is shocked by the ferret her son finds and wants to keep. When Lance and Cara meet, sparks fly and love suddenly seems possible. Can a lost and found ferret bring two fractured families together?

Christmas Lovebirds – Rachelle Ayala 
Melisa Hart has a soft spot for her brother Connor’s ex-best buddy, Rob Reed, who slept with Connor’s girlfriend. When her pet lovebird is mixed up with Rob’s, Melisa discovers he’s always cared about her. Can two little lovebirds and Christmas cheer open Melisa’s heart to giving Rob another chance?

Christmas on Cougar Mountain – Nancy Radke
Hard-working Zoey is dedicated to helping children learn, and has built her business to the neglect of having a family. When she rescues a dog on the freeway, she discovers that the escape artist brings a family with him, including a boy she would like to help, and as love grows, a man she would like to keep. But will Kellen ever trust her to help his son, much less give her his heart?

The Vet’s Christmas Pet – J.L. Campbell 
The last thing Toni wants for Christmas is more responsibility, but her daughter has other ideas. A near accident not only brings them a dog in need of a home, but Matthias Laing, who Toni would prefer to keep in the past.

Tails, Time, and St. Nick – Mary Leo
Kris Timemaker has inherited a magical clock. Using the clock’s magic for anyone other than St. Nick on Christmas Eve has some grave consequences, but when his daughter’s beloved Westie goes missing, and his estranged wife asks for his help, Kris has no choice but to take a chance with time and try to win back his family in the process.

Graced – Jade Kerrion 
Connor Bradley doesn’t have time for distractions, not while juggling single parenthood and his clinic on five hours of sleep a night. He most certainly doesn’t have time for Noelle, the high school flirt, who is prettier and more irresistible than he remembers. When Noelle’s father’s heart attack derails Connor’s plans for his first Christmas without his wife, Noelle wants to save the day for his adorable children, but can she also find her way into Connor’s guarded heart?

Unexpected Gift – Chantel Rhondeau 
Aspiring decorator Cali Johnson moves to New York City—lonely, afraid, and far from home during the holidays. When she finds a lost cat in her apartment building, she strikes up an odd friendship with his reclusive owner, Marcus Ritz. If only she knew what he was hiding.

Minty’s Kiss – P.C. Zick 
When newly divorced Molly retreats to a family cabin with Gracie, her ten-year-old daughter, she’s surprised to find her childhood crush, Nick, still living in the area. Can a small kitty named Minty help Gracie accept the love developing between Nick and Molly in time for her first Christmas in the mountains of North Carolina?

The Christmas Wish – Michele Shriver
Ashley McLaughlin is struggling to move on from her husband’s infidelity. Brennan wants to make amends for his transgression. Their young daughter, Hayley, has only one wish for Christmas- for her family to be together again. When Hayley suffers a head injury after a fall from her horse, will it help her get her wish? Or do the wounds from Brennan’s betrayal run too deep for Ashley to forgive?

Dante’s Gift – Aubrey Wynne 
Seventy years ago, a collie mix brought two hearts together in war torn Italy. Will their story help their grandson find his own Christmas love?

Mavy’s Christmas Miracle – Sharon Coady
Anne Hurd returns to the Pocono’s to help her elderly grandfather. Six years earlier Kyle Shafer disappeared from her life. She rescues a kitten, takes her to a vet who turns out to be Kyle. Kyle can’t believe Anne walked back into his life. Will he scare her away, or will she give him another chance? Kyle decides to take a chance and try for the love he gave up on.

An Impossible Rescue – Annamaria Bazzi 
Christmas is no joy for Julia who’s gambling husband comes around only to ask for money. When a handsome stranger and his cute Pomeranian puppy moves in next door, Julia feels guilty for their mutual attraction.Michael’s not the rescuing type, but when he spies Julia’s husband haranguing her for holiday cash, anger flares and he is determined to rescue Julia from another miserable Christmas.

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Helen Scott Taylor
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Helen Scott Taylor, had her first book released in 2009. The Magic Knot, won the American Title contest, was a Golden Heart® finalist, and was chosen as one of Booklist’s top ten romances of 2009. Since then, she has published other novels, novellas, and short stories in both the UK and USA. Her published works have been finalists in a number of contests including the Holt Medallion, the Lories, the Prism Contest, the Write Touch Award and the Maggies.

Mona Risk
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Mona Risk, recently received an Outstanding Achiever Award from Affaire de Coeur Magazine. Her name has often been posted on the Amazon.com 100 Most Popular Authors in Romance list. She’s a two time winner of Best Contemporary Romance of the Year from Readers Favorite; a winner of Best Romance Novel of the Year from Preditors & Editors Readers Poll; and an EPIC Award finalist.

Melinda Curtis
Melinda Curtis is an award winning, USA Today recommended, Amazon best selling author.  She writes the independently published, steamy Hollywood Rules series as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: “Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood’s Golden Age except a lot hotter.”

Alicia Street
USA Today bestselling author Alicia Street is a Daphne du Maurier award-winner. She writes both sweet and steamier romances and sometimes collaborates with her husband, Roy. She spent many years as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher and is a compulsive reader of every genre. Alicia grew up with dogs and cats and could not imagine living without furry pals.

Nikki Lynn Barrett
USA Today Bestselling author Nikki Lynn Barrett
I’m an avid lover of books. I’ve been writing as far back as I can remember, completing my first “book” by fifth grade in one of those one subject spiral notebooks. I have a passion for music, photography, jewelry and all things creative. I live in Arizona with my husband and son, but dream of being somewhere much colder and stormier. For now, I’ll have to live that life through my characters and stick it out with the summer heat.

Rachelle Ayala
Bestselling author Rachelle Ayala I love the magic of the Christmas season filled with family and the spirit of giving and helping others. From romantic suspense to sweet contemporaries, I write from my heart and love to include children and pets in my stories. My stories range from steamy to sweet, so be sure to check the reader’s guide at my website.

Nancy Radke
Amazon Best-selling author, Nancy Radke, writes modern romance and suspense as well as a Western Pioneer historical series. A former special education teacher, her education background shows when she includes history in her books, or in the case of her novella for this set, reading problems. Her books are G-rated, no sex, no swearing.

J.L. Campbell
J.L. Campbell is an award-winning, Jamaican author who writes romantic suspense, women’s fiction, new and young adult novels. She has written thirteen books, three novellas and two short story collections. Her novels include the Island Adventure Romance series, which currently has four exciting, stand-alone stories and features feisty women and determined men. Campbell is a certified editor, who also writes non-fiction.

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Mary Leo
USA TODAY bestselling author Mary Leo grew up in a complicated Italain family on Chicago’s Southside where she developed the art of storytelling. She writes with ironic humor, a bit of whimsy, some serious drama, and has a longstanding love affair with the American cowboy.

Jade Kerrion
Jade Kerrion writes award-winning and occasionally best-selling science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary novels anchored on unlikely romances you will root for and happy endings you can believe in. Her favorite romance is the Double Helix love triangle between Galahad—the lab-created perfect human being; Danyael—an alpha empath and Galahad’s physical template; and Zara—the woman who can wreak more havoc with love than most people can with hate

Chantel Rhondeau
Chantel Rhondeau is hooked on romance and suspense. She thinks there’s nothing better than a great mystery, but basically an optimist, Chantel loves a book to end ‘happily ever after.’ When she isn’t writing, Chantel enjoys playing cards with her family, bowling, and snuggling with her four kitty ‘children.’

P.C. Zick
P.C. Zick began her writing career in 1998 as a journalist. She’s won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and fiction. Today, she writes romance and contemporary literature with her pen drawing plots filled with love, hope, and forgiveness.

Michele Shriver
Michele Shriver writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance. Her books feature flawed-but-likeable characters in real-life settings. She’s not afraid to break the rules, but never stops believing in happily ever after. Michele counts among her favorite things a good glass of wine, a hockey game, and a sweet and sexy book boyfriend, not necessarily in that order.

Aubrey Wynne
Award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas.

Her award-winning short stories Merry Christmas, Henry (2013)  and Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies (2014) won the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Choice Award. Aubrey’s latest Christmas story, Dante’s Gift, is part of the boxset Christmas Pets and Kisses and will also be sold as a single title.

Sharon Coady
Sharon Coady lives in Florida with her husband, three of their daughters and five of their eleven grandchildren. She wrote two books before discovering Romance novels. She has now written a romantic suspense, a romance novella and is currently writing a Christmas novella. She has two published novels. When not working as a nurse for the Veterans Administration or writing she enjoys spending time with her family and riding behind her husband on their Harley.

Annamaria Bazzi
Although born in the United States, Annamaria Bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish.  Annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond, Virginia with her small family.

Season of Surprises by Best-Selling Authors #Holiday #Romance #RSsos #MFRWauthor


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SEASON OF SURPRISES

Noelle’s Surprise by Merry Holly, Amazon Bestselling Author

Noelle has a secret. One she doesn’t know how to tell Chase. Married and isolated on the tropical island they now call home, it’s not what she imagined their life would be. Trying to be helpful, an acquaintance of hers got her elected onto the Christmas in July committee. To complicate matters, one of the client’s he’s introduced her to has made her intentions toward Chase public. Noelle believes Chase wouldn’t cheat, yet loneliness riddles her with doubt.

Noelle has a secret. One she doesn’t know how to tell Chase. Married and isolated on the tropical island they now call home, it’s not what she imagined their life would be. To complicate matters, one of the client’s he’s introduced her to has made her intentions toward Chase public. Noelle believes Chase wouldn’t cheat, yet the doubt has been planted. To make matters worse, the women have elected her to the Christmas in July committee.

Frustrated at Noelle’s unhappiness, Chase has tried everything to combat it. But her mood swings are driving him crazy. When he finds a brochure on plastic surgery, he flips out. His beautiful wife doesn’t need it, nor does he want her to look like the “plastic wives,” of his clients. How can he finish the job and keep her on the island until its completion?

Enticed by a Laird by Gerri Brousseau, Amazon Bestselling Author

She was an Englishwoman of title, and he a Scottish Laird. He captured her heart from the first moment she laid eyes on him, but would her family ever approve? She knew she should forget him and walk away, but how could she when she’d been enticed by a Laird.

Holiday Handbag Extravaganza by Vicki Batman, Amazon Bestselling Author

Christmas Countdown is On! Hunk-a-licious customer, Jack Treadaway, pesters boutique owner, Callie Woods, to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town.

Her Frog Prince Holiday by Cara Marsi, Award-Winning and Amazon Bestselling Author

At a Halloween party, uptight gallery manager Bella Cassani lets her friends goad her into kissing a handsome stranger. Yes, a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs to find her prince, but Bella prefers “frogs.” They’re safer than the sexy-but-unfaithful kind. When fate brings the knock-her-hat-off-with-a-kiss guy back into her life, things get complicated.

Chad Prince likes his life just as it is. Working in art galleries, he travels the world with no complicated relationships or family entanglements. There’s more to life than the money and success that were so important to his father, and no woman will betray him again like the last one did. Falling for sexy Bella Cassani is the last thing he wants.

Providence by Bobbi Lerman

Accused of theft, Amy Beale flees a New Year’s party and the detective determined to arrest her. An accident sends her traveling back in time for one last chance to clear her name and find her fate in a love that transcends time and space.

A Day for Destiny – by Jane Gale

Destiny’s life is turned upside down after receiving a court summons. A sexy and mysterious man arrives in town throwing her mundane life further into a tailspin. Destiny doesn’t know who to trust or if she should take a chance and risk it all.

Turkish Delight by Madison West

Birthdays have never been kind to Amelia, but on her 28th birthday she receives a birthday gift that changes her life forever when an unexpected work trip takes her to the hauntingly beautiful Istanbul, Turkey in search of a rare tapestry. In a city where East meets West, Amelia finds her past colliding with her future when she unexpectedly falls in love with a fearless world traveler named Owen.

Holiday on the Home Front by Kristin Drew

Betty’s been on the move for as long as she can remember. Van’s a small-town boy turned soldier just days shy of deployment. A chance encounter brings them together for a few spark-filled days before Uncle Sam calls him to battle. Can a new love survive distance? Will her soldier survive the war?

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Authors Bio:

Marian Lanouette is an Amazon bestselling author. She graduated from Post University with a degree in Accounting, but always dreamed of writing. IF I FAIL, A Jake Carrington Mystery was her debuted book which hit Amazon’s top two hundred bestselling mysteries along with stellar reviews. She soon followed that up with BURN IN HELL, A Jake Carrington Mystery which also resided in the top five hundred on Amazon.

The third book in the Jake Carrington Series, Mated for Life is with the editors as we speak. Look for it in early 2016.

An accomplished author she writes in both the mystery and romance genres. Marian’s Season of Magic (2014) became an Amazon Bestseller and resided on the list for over seventeen weeks. The Season of Anthologies are her brain child and are written under the pseudonym Merry Holly. This May, Marian followed up Season of Magic with Season of Love Box Set. For the 2015 Holiday season the Season of Series will release two books one romance and one mystery titled Season of Surprises and Season of Thrills.

An avid reader, she discovered her love of mysteries by reading the Daily News as a youngster in New York. Intrigued by the real life crimes, and how the police worked and eventually solved cases, ignited her imagination beyond the ordinary.

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Books by Marian Lanouette: If I Fail: A Jake Carrington MysteryBurn in Hell: A Jake Carrington Mystery (Volume 2)

Books by Merry Holly: Season of Magic (Holiday Box Set)Season of Love Box Set

Gerri Brousseau was born and raised in Connecticut. She attended Connecticut State University. One night after a strange dream about a dream catcher, she was inspired to write According To Legend. Most of the novel was written while she commuted to and from work on the train. Since that time,Gerri has also written A Pirate’s Ransom, To Kill a Monarch, The Yuletide Bride (in the Season of Magic Anthology), Puppy Love (in the Season of Love Anthology), and Enticed by a Laird(in the Season of Surprises Anthology) coming this Christmas. She has signed with Soul Mate Publishing.

In 2012 Gerri served as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writers of America and is also a member of Romance Writers of America as well as Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. Gerri has also served on the Board of Directors of CTRWA as a Member-At-Large.

http://www.gerribfictionauthor.webs.com/

Award-winning author, Vicki Batman, has sold many romantic comedy works to the True magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two romantic comedy mysteries to The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and several writing groups.

An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocoaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.

Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??

Find about more about Vicki at: http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com/

Cara Marsi is an award-winning author, self-proclaimed TV junkie, and a former corporate drone and cubicle dweller. Freed from her fabric-covered cage, she can now indulge her love of all things romance. Cara craves books with happy endings and loves to write about independent heroines and the strong heroes who love them. She also loves to put her characters in dangerous situations or situations merely dangerous to their hearts and watch them fight for the happy endings they deserve.

An eclectic author, Cara is published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. She also published numerous short romance stories in national women’s magazines and online. When not traveling or dreaming of traveling, she lives with her husband on the East Coast in a house ruled by two needy cats who compete for attention.

Cara’s books have won awards and finaled in contests and have been well-reviewed.

She really loves to hear from readers and am always interested in making new friends. Please contact Cara at http://carolynmatkowsky.com/index.htm

 She’s also on Twitter,Facebook, and Pinterest.

GIRL CODE #MFRWauthor #MGTAB #amreading #romance #CaitJarrod


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Hi Everyone!

Writers In Crime gals and me had a great time writing stories of friendship and romance. Below is a snippet from FAITH.

Giveaway below!

Happy Reading!

~Cait

 

 

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All proceeds from sales are going to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Introduction by Julie Ann Walker.

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Girl Code blurb:

Four best friends struggle with decisions that affect their lives, their hearts, and their futures. As sisters, they embrace the Girl Code.

HOPE
Josephine “Joey” Lockhart escapes her past, herself and her home town of Pearl, Ohio to Florida after high school. Years later, she meets a man that refuses to let her hide behind her camera lens and encourages her out of her shell. Will he be the one to push her to feel for the first time?

LIVE
After seven years in drug hell, detoxing Juliette “Juls” Carrington returns to her hometown Pearl to attend her grandmother’s burial. Once more rejected by her family, she has a swim in a pond nearby when a mysterious camper, an ex-drunk, coaxes her to come to his hut in the woods. Together they must fight their inner demons for a chance to love…and live.

FAITH
Selena Bodine escaped into the United States Air Force to leave behind a painful past and the one man who she refused to let herself love. Years later, an urgent call from her father brings her back to Pearl, Ohio and face to face with the man she still loves. But will the secret that Cullen is investigating her threaten their second chance?

PERSISTENCE
Laydi Michaels has been running away from her past and bad memories for years. Finding herself wasn’t an easy task, but she’s managed to finally get to a point to where she wants to be. Only to wake up married to her boss….who fired her the night before. Wrapped in a case that puts her life in danger, and dealing with a grave situation back home in Pearl, Laydi figures out she wasn’t close to finding herself, and now, she’s risked everything.

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FAITH EXCERPT:

She closed her eyes and sucked in the indescribable ache hitting her ribs with a force of a jagged knife. Not only did she walk away from him, she crossed a line with her sisters. What must they think of her? “Thank you for the beer.” She set her bottle on the table and rose.

He moved, blocking her path. “No,” he snapped. “You’re not walking away again.”

She recoiled, gazed into the blue eyes she loved, and couldn’t stop the quiver in her chin. “I’m sorry. I never meant to hurt you.”

He brought her wrist up between them, and set her hand on his chest. “There’s nothing to be sorry for.” His words filled with such affection, such determination, tingles raced over her skin.

“This is messed up,” she whispered, yet didn’t remove her hand. She couldn’t leave his comfort. Curling and uncurling her fingers, she spread her hand further to touch more of him. “I feel things that scare me. Remember things I didn’t know I did.”

He pressed a kiss to her forehead. “We’ll take it slow,” he said and tucked his chin until her gaze settled on his. “Okay?”

She nodded, and he pressed his mouth to hers in a feather-soft caress filled with gentleness and longing. His hand stayed against her lower back and the curve of her butt.

Through her yoga pants, heat radiated from his fingers. She prayed he’d move them lower.

As if he’d read her thoughts, he cupped a butt cheek and squeezed. His lips and tongue moved over hers like a fine-oiled machine, as if they’d kissed a hundred times.

She snuggled into him further, melted into the contour of his body, his hard plains aligning with her perfectly.

But she had to go. She needed time, distance, air. “I can’t.”

A low growl vibrated from him. She placed a kiss on his neck and laid her head against him, absorbing his comfort and warmth.

“The paper I gave you,” she said slowly, unsure exactly how she would proceed in bringing up what she’d done and the reason for it.

“The sketch?” He lifted a brow, confusion and something else she couldn’t name stretching across his features, and placed a hand on his pocket.

Her heart leapt so hard, she feared it would jump out of her chest, which made the raw emotions she faced harder.

“It may look like lines, a drawing, but it’s more. It reveals what I want most from life.” The pain of sharing something so deep, so personal with someone was difficult, yet with him, it felt right. “Research it. At the time, I couldn’t give any more,” she whispered next to his ear and kissed his cheek. Forcing a smile, she moved past him, down the steps, and headed home.

Author bios and contacts:

Cait Jarrod

 “I write what I love to read – Romantic Suspense/Mystery- I love writing and creating the meet-cue (the point where the hero and heroine meet) to the blossoming of the romance. Add a suspenseful plot or a good mystery to the equation and the perfect book is born to curl up to and lose yourself in, taking you away from reality, troubles.”

As a child, I entertained myself for hours playing pretend, but not with dolls and such. I created stories and pictured them in my mind, sometimes even acted them out, my well preserved secret until now. I spent years after leaving school trying to figure out my niche. Not being a literary enthusiast, I never thought my childhood pastime would lead in this direction.

In life, one door closes and another opens, so I’m told. This was true for me. I lost my mother, my best friend, to cancer. After a year without her, I picked up her favorite hobby…reading. After one book, a romantic suspense, I was hooked. In the past, I’d fall asleep after a few minutes of reading. Now, books rank up there with a good red wine. It didn’t take long for my childhood muse to come back in adult version urging me to put the scenes in my head on paper.

I hope I have provided you with the escape similar to the ones I conjured in childhood and rediscovered as an adult, and I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I have loved creating them.

Cait’s debut novel, Kidnapped Hearts won awards in the categories of Best Happily Ever After and Best Suspense. Cait lives in Virginia with her husband and three daughters.

Find Cait at:

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cait-Jarrod-Author/500705936640529?ref=hl  Twitter https://twitter.com/CaitJarrod

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email: cait.jarrod@aol.com

D.C. Stone
“I write romantic suspense because I can connect with it, and love the thrill of kicking ass and being sexy while you’re at it.”

D.C. Stone is an e-book author and full-time fraud investigator when she isn’t diving into the world of Fiction. After serving eight years of service with the United States Air Force, she went on to transition into the world of Financial Crimes and became a lead investigator for many years. When she isn’t trying to solve a new puzzle in the world of fraud, she is engulfed with coffee, her laptop, and all those crazy characters in her head. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, Kiss of Death, and the Liberty State Fiction Writers. Come stop by on Facebook, Twitter or her website and say hello!

Find DC at:

Website: http://www.authordcstone.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorDCStone

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DCStoneauthor

Goodreads:   https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6541023.D_C_Stone

Jessica Jayne
My writing interests vary much like my reading interests. Though I mainly write romance type novels with a spicy twist, I have lived what some might call a suspenseful life. As a survivor of stalking and sexual assault, I learned the ins and outs of the legal system pretty quickly. It helped to precipitate my interest in getting my law degree… that and the fact that I grew up around attorneys. So adding suspense to my writing is no big surprise to me or anyone that knows me.”

I am a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English because I could not imagine doing anything else but reading and writing. It is such a pleasure to be able to share all the stories in my head!

In the journey of life, I got my law degree (and license) and also became a wife and a mother of three children. So, life is always an adventure.

I love to read and write… obviously! I’m a huge sports fan, especially college football and the Ohio State Buckeyes!  Go Steelers!  Go Rays! Go Lightning! I LOVE to travel… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to travel. And I love sharing my love to travel with my children. Did I say I love to travel? I love to drink coffee in the morning and tea at night! I love a good glass of wine, especially if it comes from a bottle made by the FOOLS wine club… yep, I’m a founding member of that crazy group!  J  I love hanging out with my family and my friends!  Music makes me happy. I’m a mix between country girl and city chic. But I love nothing more than putting on my jean shorts, tank top, cowboy boots and hat and watching Tim McGraw or Eric Church belt it out!  I’m a sucker for a cowboy hat!  J

Favorite quote:  “If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.”

Find Jessica at:

Website: http://jessicajayneauthor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Jessica-Jayne/388268367912903

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessicaJayne13

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6545547.Jessica_Jayne

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thejessicajayne/

Lea Bronsen
“I love how well-chosen words can make your heart beat a little faster.”

Lea Bronsen likes her reads fast, hot, and edgy, and strives to give her own stories the same intensity. After venturing into dirty inner-city crime drama with her debut novel Wild Hearted, she divides her writing time between psychological thriller, romantic suspense, and erotic contemporary romance.

She is signed with Evernight Publishing, Decadent Publishing, and Insatiable Press.

Find Lea at:

Website: http://leabronsen.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeaBronsen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeaBronsen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6966248.Lea_Bronsen

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lea-Bronsen/e/B00BTFT8KS

Email: leabronsen@yahoo.com

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HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, Vol. 1

~The Third Collection~

Eleven scorching stories so hot you’ll need to turn up the air!

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Box Set includes:

Sasha White WATCH ME

Synopsis:

What is it about the tease that’s so hot?

Teaser/Excerpt:

What is it about the tease that’s so hot?
You know what I’m talking about. That tingle you get between your thighs when someone exciting catches your eye, or when you catch his. The lingering looks, the hair toss, the silent communication. That time when your blood heats up and your body awakens as you feel the magic of “what if?”

Jacquie Biggar THE REBEL’S REDEMPTION

Synopsis:

What happens when the one person you love more than life itself walks out of your life and you hear nothing from them for eight years? Then one day, that person returns.

Teaser/Excerpt:

He looked good. The random thought floated through her mind even as she tried to digest the fact he was finally back. Eight years too late, but he was here. She wanted to grab Chris and run. Run before what was obvious to her became obvious to everyone else.

 

Liz Matis LOVE BY DESIGN

Synopsis:

An HGTV meets Sex and the City romp!

Teaser/Excerpt:

“Trust me.” Victoria said.
With a design plan sure. With his heart? Never.
Victoria was too volatile to begin with, changing mood like a three-year old pageant princess.

 

 Lynda Bailey KIRA

Synopsis: What’s a girl to do when she’s got a terrible spanking itch? Why blackmail a hunky boxer into scratching it for her of course.

Teaser/Excerpt: Kira picked up the spoon and whacked it against her palm. The sharp sound reverberated at the base of Hunter’s spine. “By staying, you agreed to do whatever I want, remember?” Whack. “But relax.” Whack. Whack. “These aren’t for you. They’re for me.”

 

Amy Gregory COMBINING DREAMS

Synopsis: Drake Dunner has had his mind and heart set on Nashville for as long as he can remember. He’d avoided any distraction or entanglement at all cost. Yet, one county fair, one small stage and a hot afternoon changed everything. Seeing her smile up at him was all it took. Now how does he keep his dream alive?

Teaser/Excerpt:

Cami Highland went to the fair with her friends to have a good time. Then he started to sing. Cami locked eyes with Drake and she was under his spell. They agreed to one summer. Spent their days and nights getting to know each other.  But the time has come for Drake to head after his dreams in Nashville.

When it comes time to say goodbye, what dreams will live and which ones will be crushed?

Calinda B APHRODITE

Synopsis: Heat builds as a lonely Navy seaman meets an equally lonely young woman on a 24-hour tryst that will change their lives, forever.

Teaser/Excerpt:

“Anyone else in here?” a deep male voice asked.

Tara’s hand flew to her mouth, her eyes widening.

“I know you heard me.”

Damn, damn, damn, Tara thought.

“I said, is there anyone in here but you, chocolate ice cream seductress? Hell of a blow job you gave that ice cream cone.”

Nancy Brophy THE WRONG HERO

Synopsis: What if everything you knew about your husband was wrong?

What If that knowledge could kill you?

Where would you go? Where could you hide?

Teaser/Excerpt:

Slapping a flat palm against his chest, she leaned closer, lowering her voice to barely above a whisper. “If this is a chess game, then the one thing you should have been able to predict is that the queen always protects the king.”
Just telling him wasn’t enough. Every nerve in her body screamed for revenge, for the lost years, and for the injustice she’d suffered.

 

Maggie Adams WHISTLIN’ DIXIE

Synopsis: Sexy homebuilder, Mac Coalson, is determined to catch a vandal, but sassy spitfire, Dixie Harris, is in his way. And the whole town is taking bets on the passionate outcome.

Teaser/Excerpt: “Dixie baby, please open up. You didn’t see what you thought you saw. Please. Just let me explain.” Mac pleaded.

“I may be young, but I’m not stupid. And I am most certainly not blind,” she snapped at him from the other side of the door. The man was unbelievable.

“You are the most infuriating bit of baggage I have ever encountered. If I didn’t care for you so much, I’d leave right now and never look back.”

“You call that caring?! I call it a line of crap! The only thing you cared about begins with an “F” and ends with me losing my virginity!” Oh, God! Had she really just shouted that?

 

D’Ann Lindun LILY’S SUMMER COWBOY

Synopsis: Afraid to love, Lily Halderman is determined to never feel despair like when she lost her husband to cancer. Will Wainwright is running from the pain of the past.

Teaser/Excerpt: He took the glass, their fingers bumping. A sudden rush of hot blood through his system startled him. The cold drink wasn’t enough to cool him and he crunched a piece of ice with his teeth, letting it slide down his throat.

J.C. Makk ROYAL SUMMER

Synopsis: Anti-monarchist Willow Forbes is determined to revise her strategy after failing to depose the king responsible for her father’s death. But when she retreats to a seaside cottage and mistakes the dashing Jaxon Baine for the local handyman, the sexy royal puts a serious kink in Willow’s political and personal plans.

Jaxon Baine, Duke of Summerton, has spent a grueling political term fighting to preserve the monarchy. Now he’s looking forward to a peaceful season at Summerton Castle, the one place his painful past can be forgotten. But when the castle’s cottage is rented to the beguiling Willow Forbes—Royal Enemy Number One—Jaxon’s summer heats up.

Teaser/Excerpt:

Can two hearts from opposite sides of life find love?
Or will the dangers and secrets of the past destroy them both?

Terry Spear EXCHANGING GROOMS

Synopsis: Lisa Robbins has one mission in mind–sell back her UNUSED wedding dress to the wedding shop, but when she has no success, maybe she’s going about this all wrong. Peter Crawford is intrigued by the woman who has somehow hooked Dallas’s most eligible confirmed bachelor, Pembrooke Hastings, Peter’s staunchest enemy. But when Peter takes an interest in her, she’s wondering just what to do about Dallas’s most eligible confirmed bachelor number two, when he just won’t take no for an answer.

Teaser/Excerpt:

Peter Crawford laid the tux on the counter, his gaze fixed on the blonde—a sporty compact—sleek, hot, and a real spitfire—as she hastily departed the store with the bundle of satin and lace crammed in her arms.

“Do you need anything else, Mr. Crawford?”

He turned his attention to the clerk. “No. That’ll be all, Rheba. So…who was the blonde?”

Hot Summer Nights Vol #1:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25654215-hot-summer-nights-vol-1?from_search=true&search_version=service

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Summer-Nights-Vol-Collection-ebook/dp/B00YO3PD4W/ref=pd_sim_sbs_351_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1CTA3JR958Q9474THE92

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HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, Vol. 2

~The Third Collection~

Eleven scorching stories so hot you’ll need to turn up the air!

Box Set includes:

Jami Davenport CRASHING THE BOARDS

Synopsis: Can a party crasher melt the icy heart of a reluctant party guest or will she crash and burn along with her fledgling business?

Teaser/Excerpt: “She’s heading your way.” Cedric jerked his head, and Cooper forgot all about the team owner. Isabella walked toward him with the loose-hipped stride of a runway model. This time he was ready for her games. In fact, he’d play a few of his own, and he played to win.

 

Sandra Sookoo OPERATION WEDDING CRASH

Synopsis: When Nora Lenhart and her ex, Camden Webber, are thrown together at an engagement dinner, they devise a plan to break up the ill-suited bride and groom for the good of all involved. As the big day nears, emotions hit a breaking point, proving that wedding planning is more suited to a reality show and while happy endings are optional, they exist despite the odds, and can be had if they stop fighting long enough.

Teaser/Excerpt: “There’s something about you I’ve missed all this time,” he whispered, and then his lips were on hers and the world didn’t exist.

She didn’t give herself up to the kiss. Instead, she became an active participant. Every kiss, every meeting of his mouth, she followed and mimicked, and when he didn’t move along quite as fast as she liked, Nora pulled him closer, her back pressing into the door, and parted her lips, hoping to encourage him to take advantage.

 

Bonnie Edwards SLOW HAND

Synopsis: In this erotically-charged novella, jilted bride Teri, and charter boat captain Jared, have one short week together under the sultry Caribbean sun. Can Jared’s slow hand lead them beyond torrid sex into a lifetime of love?

Teaser/Excerpt:

“I’ve wanted to kiss these tiny perfect toes since you took your shoes off at the pier.”

“Just keep moving up my leg and I’ll be happy.”

His fingers slid to her knee. “You mean up to here?” He swirled her pinky toe into his mouth and tugged on it.

Her knee turned into a fireworks display at the same time her toe melted in his mouth. “Unnnnhh, higher.” She’d implode if he kept up this slow pace.

 

Diana Duncan DEAL WITH THE DEVIL

Synopsis: Paradise for software designer Cynthia Wagner means uninterrupted solitude to invent a brilliant video game, and save her job. But renovations on her city apartment force her to seek refuge in a temporary rental in the ‘burbs.

The promised Paradise morphs into Purgatory when she meets her new neighbor, a deliciously tempting Irish rogue sporting a wicked grin and to-die-for body. Rory Devlin is a dangerous distraction—and he’s hiding a naughty secret.

Teaser/Excerpt:  Cynthia shifted from foot to foot. What did one say to a man after he’d treated you to dinner, given you a fabulous, unexpected orgasm, and then blown up your house—technicalities aside? “Well…um…good night.”

Holding her in his gaze, he prowled a step toward her. Then another. “Cyn.” His low brogue shivered through her as he touched her upper arm. “Sorry I lost my temper with you before.”

“I’ve certainly lost mine enough the past few days.” Constriction in her chest made it hard to exhale. “No apology necessary. You’re only human, Rory.”

He shifted, leaning closer, and his fingertips stroked up the bare skin of her arm to her shoulder.

Her breath jammed in her throat.

“Aye.” Rory’s voice rumbled to a whisper. “That I am.” His fingers slid to the back of her neck, stroking the tender nape. Then his head bent, and his soft, warm mouth covered hers.

Cynthia forgot all about breathing.

 Deanna Cameron DANCE WITH ME

Synopsis: Superstar drummer Taz Roman has it all—looks, money, fame. To ambitious belly dancer Melanie Drake, he’s also a playboy with a bad reputation. But when she discovers he isn’t the man she thought he was, her change of heart is going to change everything.

Teaser/Excerpt: He pulled back, and she opened her eyes. Those gorgeous green eyes of his were staring at her, searching her expression, looking so damn vulnerable and adorable it made her knees weak.
“Should I stop?” he breathed, his voice rough, his breath labored.
Her own breath caught in her throat. She should say yes. She knew it. It was the practical thing to do. But she couldn’t pull away.
She whispered, “Don’t you dare.”

 

 Kiru Taye KEEPING SECRETS

Synopsis: A story of secrets, betrayals and love. Keeping Secret will grip you from the start.

Teaser/Excerpt: “Go home. Get plenty of rest. Prepare yourself for me.” He nibbled her soft lips. “We have a lot of catching up to do, starting with our wedding night.”

 

 

Elizabeth Rose SAVING SIMON

Synopsis: Safety Officer of the Seduction of the Sea cruise ship, Simon Taylor, saves Piper Westbrook’s life when she falls off the ship during a storm. But when he returns home to Sweet Water, Michigan, he finds the same woman trying to close down the town’s marina that he someday hopes to buy.

Teaser/Excerpt:  (The Taylor Twelve: Sons of a preacher but far from saints, these men are nothing but trouble.)

His mouth came closer and she lifted her chin and closed her eyes, anticipating feeling those strong but soft lips caressing hers again, but this time not in an act of saving her life. This time, in an act of passion. Then their lips met and she felt as if magic had passed through her body. His kiss was bold, yet gentle at the same time. He tasted of power, challenge, and the sea.

 

Jenna Allen DESIRE RENEWED

Synopsis: The daring lives of husbands and wives.

Teaser/Excerpt: His big, work callused hands encircled my waist as he pulled me to him; his mouth on mine, hot and insistent. Trevor’s scent, an intoxicating mix of the outdoors and pure masculinity wafted through me and I relented, allowing full access to my lips, tongue, and mouth. When I was nearly out of breath, he broke away, grinning.

“Good girl.”

 

Rae Lori RIO SUNRISE

Synopsis: After landing the photography job of a lifetime, Jayla Mitchelson gets more than she bargained for when wealthy business mogul, Eric Jansen, asks her for a special favor.

Teaser/Excerpt:  “Just move with me.” He was lost in the soft, flowery scent of her hair and skin. No one else remained, but the piano player setting the mood for their bodies to fall into rhythmic motion as he held her.
“Eric…”
His name so soft and with such urgency on her lips made his body heat with desire. If he had his way, he would hold on to Jayla for as long fate allowed.

 

 

Theresa Troutman MY SECRET SUMMER

Synopsis: Dylan helps Caitlin deal with her grief and awakens her sexuality. These two misfits fall in love, while trying to keep their relationship a secret from Caitlin’s parents.

Teaser/Excerpt: “What if I come too fast? What if you don’t enjoy it? What if I suck?” Dylan asked.
“I think that’s my job,” I joked to lighten the mood.

 

Kaily Hart PLAY ME

Hot Summer Nights Vol #2:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25742093-hot-summer-nights-vol-2?from_search=true&search_version=service

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Summer-Nights-Vol-2-Collection-ebook/dp/B00YT6WGGC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1435780048&sr=1-1&keywords=9780996464116&pebp=1435780049093&perid=1K51MW3S59BEG02CRAR9

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CRASH AND BURN BY MELISSA KEIR #mfrwauthor #amreading #romance @melissa_keir


Crash and Burn is a novella in the Crashing Into Love book bundle.

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Crashing Into Love:

Seven planes lift off…seven planes crash…seven stories of struggle, passion and love in the barren Canadian Wilderness, the coast of England, or the steamy heat of a tropical island. Romance hangs in the balance between survival and death.

Brace for Impact by Daryl Devoré.

What could be simpler than a routine plane trip from Toronto, Canada to Caracas, Venezuela for rookie flight attendant, Lori, and sexy R.C.M.P. officer, Guy Lapierre? But Fate had other intentions.

 

Crashing into You by Lisa Kumar

When Ashlee Trent meets handsome businessman Kaiden West on a plane to Australia, he eases her fears even as he sets her heart ablaze. But after their plane crashes into the ocean and they wash ashore, will the secrets surrounding him send their budding relationship into a nosedive?

Crashing Through Time by Jenna Jaxon

The most dangerous thing about time travel is knowledge of the past: does she save him and change history, or let the tragic events play out and lose the love of her life?
More than hearts can be broken when you crash through time.

Love Comes Crashing In by Brenda Dyer

Best friends find love in each other’s arms, but can that love survive reality?

Falling Hard by D’Ann Lindun

He craves solitude to forget what a woman did to him. She needs one last chance before her career ends. Can a plane crash in the Canadian Rockies show them what really matters?

A Splash of Romance by Deb Julienne

Who knew a plane crash would lead to romance? Hannah Parks is a trauma nurse on her way to a symposium at the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. She just started her bucket list and a plane crash definitely isn’t on it.  Oliver Lawson’s divorce is final and he’s looking to start over. A tropical island, a gorgeous woman. Romance is one thing, getting there as a result of a crash landing…who knew?

Crash and Burn

by Melissa Keir

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Can Rob and Keira’s second honeymoon lead to romance, or will it crash and burn?

On the verge of a divorce, Rob and Keira Matthews book a second honeymoon at the urging of their counselor. Unable to conceive, they’ve pushed each other away in an effort to protect their hearts. Will a romantic holiday be the ticket to love or a plane crash in disaster?

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Excerpt:

Crashing waves.

A wet tongue on her cheek.

Damp and lying on a hard ground, Keira rolled to her side and coughed up water. Unable to catch her breath, she pushed herself up on her hands and knees. Choking, coughing, fluid flowed from her lungs.

Somewhere nearby, the dog barked.

“Oh, my God. Rob!” She crawled to her husband’s prone body at the edge of the water. She flipped him to his back then laid her head on his chest. No heartbeat.

“Honey. Wake up.” She pounded on his chest. Tears flowed down her face. “I won’t give you up. We’ve had too much history. Fight, baby. Come back to me.” She straddled his body and began chest compressions. “One, and two, and three.” She parted his lips then blew into his mouth. She returned to pushing on his chest. “One, and two, and three. Come on, dammit. Fight!”

Time ceased as she continued the compressions. Frightened, she shuddered then threw her body down over his chest. Sobs decimated her frame.

“Please, God. Don’t take him from me.” Pleading, bargaining, beseeching.

Water flowed out of his mouth as coughs rocked him. He gagged.

“Rob!” She pushed him onto his side and thumped on his back as he expelled more water. “Thank God. Just cough it out.”

“Please don’t cry.” His words croaked out as he rolled onto his back. His gaze met hers. He reached toward her face, but his arm fell back to the sand.

“We need to get you out of the water. I can’t do it on my own.” She stood and grabbed under his arms. Pulling him, she quickly tired. “You have to help. Use your legs and push.”

This time, he moved out of the water. Gris lay down next to Rob and licked his hand.

“I’m going to look around.” As she straightened, her legs buckled, and she collapsed on the sand. “I think I’ll just lie here for a bit.” She curled in next to her husband and let sleep overtake her.

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About Melissa Keir:

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For my wedding in Vegas, my books and computer came with me but there wasn’t enough room for my wedding shoes. It’s all about priorities! As an avid reader, I was probably born with a book in hand. Luckily my mom was also an avid reader, so it was easy to “borrow” her books when my books were finished.

I was reading from an early age about dashing men on horseback riding to the rescue of strong willed and capable women who didn’t really need rescuing. I came to expect that women in fairy tales should have fought their own battles. When I was older, I found Margaret Atwood and realized that women could re-tell history in their own way and I experimented with changing those basic fairy tales.

Fortunately for me, my husband allows me the opportunity to be myself (spend my salary on books) and still takes care of the really important things for me like killing spiders and opening jars. As an elementary teacher, teaching children about the many worlds inside of books is a gift that I’m lucky enough to do for a living. Teaching the next generation to love reading is a lot of fun! Reading the right book can make a new world come alive!

Currently living in the suburbs of Ann Arbor, Michigan with my darling husband, way-too-grown-up children and spoiled dogs, I enjoy getting away through a book to escape the harsh winters or summer road construction.

I’d love to hear from you!

www.melissakeir.com

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Interview with Contemporary author, Melissa Keir:

Do you outline your books or wing it? Describe your process.

I’m a pantser. I let the characters tell their story. I start with a basic premise and a summary in my head. I start writing from the beginning and let the book go to where it wants. Then I go back and edit each time I open my file. I sometimes have crit partners read it but other times, I send it to my editor.

How do you decide on setting?

The setting is determined by the story and the characters. If I’m writing about my cowboys, the setting is out west. I love to write small town romances set in Midwestern towns.

What genre(s) do you write in? Why?

I write contemporary romances. I like to write about people who could be you or me. After all, we all deserve our own happily ever after and my stories show that you can have a happily ever after and steamy sex life even if you aren’t a vampire or angel.

What is your favorite part of writing?

My favorite part of writing is the edits. Can you believe it? I love getting the feedback from my editor and making my story stronger and better.

What is your least favorite part of writing?

My least favorite part is reading reviews. I try to have a thick skin and let them roll off my back but sometimes they do sting.

Some writers edit excessively as they write; others wait until a novel is finished to do the bulk of editing. How about you?

I edit as I go. I find that it makes things easier since I often go a few days in between writing. By going back through and editing, I can catch up to where I stopped and focus on moving forward.

What’s the strangest thing you have ever done in the name of research?

I’ve never done anything strange in research. Sorry. I’m only strange as a person…not with research.

E-books, print, or both? Any preferences? Why?

I love both! I have some books that are on my keeper shelf. Those are the authors I buy In hardcover and print each time. But as I’m a book hoarder, having ebooks makes my life easier. Hubby doesn’t like shelves and shelves of books around the house. Ebooks have saved my marriage. *wink*

Please tell us your experiences with social media. What are your favorite and least favorite parts of it?

I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tsu. I love chatting with other authors and readers. Facebook is my favorite because it allows me to connect with others and talk with them as well as share in their lives. My least favorite part is the come-on’s. I dislike getting those comments from men about getting to know me better or how beautiful I am. Social Media isn’t a dating site but a way to connect and talk about books and life events. Besides, it’s obvious that I’m married. *guess they don’t look or care*

What do you read? Do you read different genres when you’re writing versus not writing?

I love to read paranormal romance and urban fantasy. This allows me to be sure that I’m not including things in my stories from some of my favorite authors.

Thank you for joining my blog today, Melissa. It’s been great getting to know a bit more about you. Commentors, what is it you like/dislike about social media in today’s world?

DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS #mfrwauthor #mgtab #SALE #DANENC


Dangerous Encounters
by Nikki Lynn Barrett, Denise Moncrief, Jade Kerrion, 

Nancy & Nolan Radke, Stacy Eaton, Sharon Coady, 

Amy Manemann, Cathy Perkins, Chantel Rhondeau, 

Jacquie Biggar, Sylvie Grayson, Rachelle Ayala, 

and Mimi Barbour

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 23, 2015

Get your heartbeat racing with 13 romantic-suspense novels from USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors. Nerve-wracking thrills and dangers, heart-melting romance and love–enjoy them all in this outstanding collection of DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS….

Fallen Idol – Nikki Lynn Barrett

Sparks ignite between a single father and a singer making her musical comeback, but danger lurks in the distance, only getting closer as time goes on. For two people who want different things out of life, it’s possible to find healing together…

Cross Examination – Denise Moncrief

Tamara Slay moves to Louisiana, hoping for a fresh start. An unexpected phone call from a Sheriff’s deputy in Florida shatters her new sense of security.

Lt. Martin Beck has been investigating the death of Brandy Fuller  for years. New evidence leads him to meet the estranged wife of his primary suspect. Together, Beck and Tamara conclude that her husband Scott murdered eight women on the Florida Gulf coast.

Carnival Tricks – Jade Kerrion

A fight during Sofia’s waitressing shift turns fatal, and a dying scientist launches her into the shady world of scientific espionage. The unwilling trustee of research that people would kill to obtain, Sofia turns to the man who steps out of the shadows to protect her, even though he appears as dangerous and disreputable as the people who hunt her.Together, Sofia and Kyle must unravel the truth behind the illicit information she carries before one or both of them are killed.

Height of Danger – Nancy and Nolan Radke

Someone is killing construction workers at a Central American dam site, and CIA operative Owen Putman is sent in undercover to discover the who and why. The boss’ lovely daughter picks this time to visit her father, and Owen kidnaps her to keep her safe. He finds himself juggling his mission, her safety, and his identity – and she manages to endanger them all.

Six Days of Memories – Stacy Eaton

When Detective Foster responds to the scene of a crash, she finds the female passenger dead, a bag full of money in the back seat and a body in the trunk. It is only when the driver, whom she nicknames Jay, wakes up with no memory that she must go with her instincts and continue the investigation in a way that was never taught in the academy.

Broken Lies, by Sharon Coady

After training with an Elitie unit of the Irish Special Forces, Niall is sent by his father to New York to be a bodyguard for Mr. Pierce. Abby is a woman with an abusive boyfriend and a painful past. She catches Niall’s eye and he finds himself drawn to her.

Their lives change forever when they are drawn into a battle of deception, lies and murder. Can Niall keep her safe from whoever seems Hell bent of keeping them apart?

Don’t Know Jack – Amy Manemann

Special Agent Jack Hamlin is a risk taker who isn’t afraid to do whatever it takes to bring criminals to justice. Until he meets small town bakery owner, Kate Monroe. Danger, white hot romance, and stress baking ensue as Kate is swept into Jack’s dangerous world—and Jack’s loyalties and training are put to the test when his cover is blown, and Kate’s life is on the line.

Cypher – Cathy Perkins

When a hitman kills the wrong person, Detective David Morris confronts hidden agendas and conflicting motives in a powerful local family, while trying to control his attraction to the intended victim—a woman who should be dead, but instead is hell-bent on saving the remnants of her family.

Unwilling to stand by while her family and world are destroyed, Cara Wainwright rips apart the secrets surrounding Cypher, the company her father built—and will take any measures to defend.

Murderous Lies – Bestselling Author Chantel Rhondeau

Imprisoned for murder and exonerated after eight years, Max Kensington returns to his hometown. His return forces Rosemary Spelling, his ex-fiancée, to confront the past. The day Max allegedly killed her sister destroyed her life, ripping apart her family and landing her mother in a mental institution. When murders start again and all evidence points to Max, Rose must team up with him to catch her sister’s real killer.

Tidal Falls- Jacquie Biggar

Sara Reed is on the run from an abusive ex with ties to organized crime. Mistakenly thinking her and her daughter would be safer if she had some kind of leverage, she takes a copy of some valuable files. Files that make her a target.

Nick Kelley is an ex-marine trying to find his place now that his career is over due to injuries suffered from an IED. When the two of them meet in the pretty little town of Tidal Falls, the experience is explosive.

Suspended Animation – Sylvie Grayson

Katy Dalton worked hard and when her friend Bruno talked her into an investment in Rome Trucking, it seemed like a safe bet. But when her job disappears and she needs her money back, Bruno stops answering his phone and bad things start to happen.

The last thing Brett Rome wants to do is leave a promising career in hockey to come home and run his ailing father’s trucking company. What he discovers is not the successful business that he remembers, but one that is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and a young woman demanding the return of her money. But danger lurks in the form of Bruno’s dubious associates. What secret are they hiding and why are they willing to kill Katy? Can Brett put this broken picture back together, and is Katy part of the solution or the problem?

Knowing Vera – Award-Winning Author Rachelle Ayala

Vera’s dating Zach, casually, not committed, when she discovers her long-departed father is the killer of Zach’s mother many years ago. Meanwhile, Zach reevaluates his life after losing his leg in a tragic accident and realizes he’s falling in love with Vera.

Can their timing be so wrong? Vera and Zach must depend on each other for survival and find a dangerous killer before he can kill again.

Special Agent Francesca – USA Today Bestselling Author Mimi Barbour

Is action her thrill of choice – or his lips?

Violence, suspense and sizzling romance explode during Special Agent Francesca’s humorous journey, fighting off the mob! Dr. Sean Collins wants to tame her! Yeah-like that’s gonna happen. Only one thing keeps Francesca motivated. Proving to her mother, the FBI “Snow Queen,” that working undercover is where she belongs.

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USA Today Bestselling author Nikki Lynn Barrett 

I’m an avid lover of books. I’ve been writing as far back as I can remember, completing my first “book” by fifth grade in one of those one subject spiral notebooks. I have a passion for music, photography, jewelry and all things creative. I live in Arizona with my husband and son, but dream of being somewhere much colder and stormier. For now, I’ll have to live that life through my characters and stick it out with the summer heat.

Denise Moncrief 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 also encourage her to indulge her writing passion. Besides writing romantic suspense, she enjoys traveling, reading, and scrapbooking.

Jade Kerrion writes award-winning and occasionally best-selling science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary novels anchored on unlikely romances you will root for and happy endings you can believe in. Her favorite romance is the Double Helix love triangle between Galahad—the lab-created perfect human being; Danyael—an alpha empath and Galahad’s physical template; and Zara—the woman who can wreak more havoc with love than most people can with hate. Visit her website for a free copy of Perfection Unleashed, the six-time award winning novel that launched the Double Helix series.

Nancy and Nolan Radke are a mother and son team who write individually, checking each other’s books, and who have now collaborated on a mystery/thriller. Nancy draws upon a teaching background and Nolan has a law enforcement background and is now a building contractor.

Stacy Eaton is an International Best Selling Amazon author of eight books and a full-time detective who has a passion for putting the pieces together while investigating the crime. She is also a wife, mother, business owner and on the board of directors for her local domestic violence center. When she’s not ‘working’, she’s ‘writing’. Stacy loves chilling with her family and photography.

Sharon Coady lives in Florida with her husband, three of their daughters and five of their eleven grandchildren. She wrote two books before discovering Romance novels. She has now written a romantic suspense, a romance novella and is currently writing a Christmas novella. She has two published novels. When not working as a nurse for the Veterans Administration or writing she enjoys spending time with her family and riding behind her husband on their Harley.

Amy Manemann is an International Best Selling Author who writes sexy and intriguing romantic suspense, young adult paranormal romance, contemporary romance (NEW), and dabbles in children’s books. She resides in her hometown along the Mississippi river with her husband and their two children. When she isn’t plotting her next book, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and diving into a good book.

Amy is also a site administrator for the World Literary Café, an online literary community for authors and readers. www.worldliterarycafe.com.

Award-winning author Cathy Perkins works in the financial industry, where she’s observed the hide-in-plain-sight skills employed by her villains. She writes predominantly financial-based mysteries but enjoys exploring the relationship aspect of her characters’ lives. When not writing, she can be found doing battle with the beavers over the pond height or setting off on another travel adventure. Born and raised in South Carolina, the setting for CYPHER, HONOR CODE and THE PROFESSOR, she now lives in Washington with her husband, children, several dogs and the resident deer herd.

Best-selling author Chantel Rhondeau once thought a great mystery or fantasy book with strong romantic themes was the highest level of reading bliss. After reading her first romantic suspense novel, she never looked back. Chantel is author of six romantic suspense novels, a Christmas novella, and the new McCallister’s Paradise series. She lives in the western United States, and when she’s not writing she loves playing cards with her family, bowling on leagues, and snuggling with her lazy kitties.

Jacquie Biggar lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her husband, daughter, & grandson. She loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. Spoils her German Shepherd, Annie, and Calico cat, Harley. And can’t function without coffee.

Sylvie Grayson has published romantic suspense novels, Suspended Animation, Legal Obstruction, and The Lies He Told Me, all about strong women who meet with dangerous odds, stories of tension and attraction. She has also written The Last War series, a romantic fantasy set to be released in 2015. She has been an English language instructor, a nightclub manager, an auto shop bookkeeper and a lawyer. She lives in southern British Columbia with her husband on a small piece of land near the Pacific Ocean that they call home, when she’s not travelling the world looking for adventure.

Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling Asian American author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope. She has won awards in multicultural and historical romance.

Mimi Barbour is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author and the author of: The Vicarage Bench, Angels with Attitudes, Vegas, Elvis and the new sizzling Undercover FBI Series, Mimi lives on the East coast of Vancouver Island and writes her various romances with tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye. “If I can steal a booklover’s attention away from their every-day grind, absorb them into a fictional love story, and make them care about the ending, then I’ve done my job.”

TEN BRIDES for TEN HOT GUYS


Ten Brides for Ten Hot Guys
by Donna Fasano, Helen Scott Taylor, Mimi Barbour, 
Mona Risk, Patrice Wilton, Rebecca York, Dana Marton, 
Nina Bruhns, Alicia Street, and Annie Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 9, 2015

You loved our Christmas brides! Now get ready for some awesome June brides!

Ten award-winning New York Times and USA Today authors bring you ten fabulous stories featuring ten super-hot guys determined to find their perfect brides…even if they have to go halfway around the world to do it! From small-town home-and-hearth to international intrigue, from Boston to Scotland to the Greek Isles and everywhere in-between, these emotional, page-turning love stories will touch your heart…and make you reach for a fan to cool the sizzle!

TEN BRIDES FOR TEN HOT GUYS is a 10-author boxed set featuring 10 contemporary romance novels—including military romance, family romance, medical romance, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, sci-fi romance, and more—starring hunky heroes like doctors and lawyers, billionaires and men in uniform.

Need a fun vacation beach read to fill your hot summer days? Look no further! Ten Brides for Ten Hot Guys will take you on a thrill ride to the very last page. Who is your favorite book boyfriend? You’re sure to find him in this fantastic boxed set! Check it out!

TAKING LOVE IN STRIDE by Donna Fasano, USA Today bestselling author—The school teacher and the business man – let the clash begin!

THE ARMY DOCTOR’S NEW YEAR’S BABY by Helen Scott Taylor, NYT and USA Today bestselling author—In the Scottish highlands, a career-driven army surgeon finds his commanding officer’s beautiful sister too much of a distraction.

I’M NO ANGEL by Mimi Barbour, NYT and USA Today bestselling author—A Canadian earthquake brings them together…and their whole relationship is filled with aftershocks.

HER GREEK TYCOON by Mona Risk, NYT and USA Today bestselling author—In court, an American attorney and a Greek tycoon are ready to tear each other apart, but attraction sizzles during a romantic encounter on Mikonos Island.

FOR THE LOVE OF CANDY by Patrice Wilton, NYT and USA Today bestselling author—A bar owner and a Boston lawyer plot to keep their two kids from marrying, but their own attraction gets in the way big time.

NIGHTFALL by Rebecca York, NYT and USA Today bestselling author—After 20 years, a bride ship finally arrives on all-male planet Palomar, bringing a settler’s wife…won in a lottery.

BROSLIN BRIDE by Dana Marton, NYT and USA Today bestselling author—When she is accused of murdering her boss, the detective on the case is her jilted high school flame.

MIDSUMMER BRIDE by Nina Bruhns, NYT and USA Today bestselling author—Thrown into an international conspiracy, she learns a few Swedish customs that make for some sizzling hot foreign relations…

STARS, LOVE AND PIROUETTES by Alicia Street, USA Today bestselling author—A mysterious stargazer and a TV star take a ballerina for the ride of a lifetime.

IRISH EYES by Annie Jones, USA Today bestselling author—A soft-hearted social worker and an Interpol agent team up to track a kidnapped boy.

Donna Fasano



USA Today bestselling author Donna Fasano is the author of over 30 romance and women’s fiction titles. Her award-winning books have been described as “emotional,” “heartwarming,” and “simply wonderful!” Over the course of her 25 year career, she has sold 4 million books worldwide. BigAl from BooksAndPals.com says, “Donna Fasano is a keen observer of human nature and creates characters that ring true to life.”

Helen Scott Taylor



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Helen Scott Taylor, had her first book released in 2009. The Magic Knot, won the American Title contest, was a Golden Heart® finalist, and was chosen as one of Booklist’s top ten romances of 2009. Since then, she has published other novels, novellas, and short stories in both the UK and USA. Her published works have been finalists in a number of contests including the Holt Medallion, the Lories, the Prism Contest, the Write Touch Award and the Maggies.

Mimi Barbour

Mimi Barbour is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who’s sold over 500,000 copies of her books world-wide. Her five romance series: The Vicarage Bench/ time travel at it’s best, Angels with Attitudes / angels love romance, Vegas / fast-paced plotting, Elvis / make a song a book and her newest, Undercover FBI / with sizzling conflicts and lots of humor.

Mimi’s been heard to say: “I’m an author who loves to read uplifting stories about romance. Add in some time travel, or maybe an angel, or even a little romantic suspense and it makes the story more fascinating because of the incredible possibilities.”

Mona Risk



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Mona Risk, recently received an Outstanding Achiever Award from Affaire de Coeur Magazine. Her name has often been posted on the Amazon.com 100 Most Popular Authors in Romance list. She’s a two time winner of Best Contemporary Romance of the Year from Readers Favorite; a winner of Best Romance Novel of the Year from Preditors & Editors Readers Poll; and an EPIC Award finalist.

Her contribution to Valentine Hearts and Kisses is Valentine Babies.

Patrice Wilton

Patrice Wilton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 20 books. Her best known series include The Candy Bar Series, Serendipity Falls series, and her returning war hero series, A HERO LIES WITHIN, HANDLE WITH CARE and AT FIRST SIGHT.

She lives in West Palm Beach with her retired PGA golf pro husband, and plays tennis and golf when she’s not writing fun, sexy romance stories. She loves emails and will answer everyone the same day.

Rebecca York



New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling and award-winning author, Rebecca York has written over 145 books and novellas. In 2011 she became the dozenth author to receive the Romance Writers of America Centennial Award for having written 100 romantic novels. Her Killing Moon was a launch title for Berkley’s Sensation imprint in June 2003. Five more books in the series have followed.

Rebecca has authored or co-authored over 65 romantic thrillers, many for Harlequin Intrigue’s very popular 43 Light Street series, set in Baltimore, and many with paranormal elements. She currently writes the paranormal romantic suspense Decorah Security Series and the science fiction romance Off World Series.

Her many awards include two Rita finalist books. She has two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times: for Series Romantic Suspense and for Series Romantic Mystery. And her Peregrine Connection series won a Lifetime Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense Series.

Dana Marton



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Dana Marton has thrilled and entertained millions of readers around the globe with her fast-paced stories about strong women and honorable men who fight side by side for justice and survival.

Kirkus Reviews calls her writing “compelling and honest.” RT Book Review Magazine said, “Marton knows what makes a hero…her characters are sure to become reader favorites.” Her writing has been acclaimed by critics, called, “gripping,” “intense and chilling,” “full of action,” “a thrilling adventure,” and wholeheartedly recommended to readers. Dana is the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Readers’ Choice Award, and Best Intrigue, among other awards. Her book, TALL, DARK, AND LETHAL was nominated for the prestigious Rita Award. DEATHSCAPE reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s Romantic Suspense Bestseller list.

Dana has a Master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction, and is continuously studying the art and craft of writing, attending several workshops, seminars and conferences each year. Her number one goal is to bring the best books she possibly can to her readers.

Keeping in touch with readers is Dana’s favorite part of being an author. Please connect with her via her web site (www.danamarton.com) or her Facebook page (www.facebook.com/danamarton).

Having lived around the world, Dana currently creates her compelling stories in a small and lovely little town in Pennsylvania. The fictional town of her bestselling Broslin Creek series is based on her real life home where she fights her addictions to reading, garage sales, coffee and chocolate. If you know a good twelve-step program to help her with any of that, she’d be interested in hearing about it!

Nina Bruhns



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Bruhns decided it was time to change careers and pursue her longtime dream of writing when fieldwork in Egyptology became too dangerous. Since then, Nina has achieved international bestsellerdom writing for Berkley, Harlequin and Silhouette, various epublishers, and now as an indie author with Cajun Hot Press. Nina has earned numerous awards for her thirty-plus books to date, including three Daphne du Maurier Awards for Best Overall Mystery-Suspense Book of the Year, three Rita nominations, four RT Bookclub Reviewers Choice Awards, a National Readers Choice Award, five Dorothy Parker Awards of Excellence, and two Golden Hearts.

Alicia Street

Alicia Street is a USA Today and National bestselling author and a Daphne du Maurier award-winner. She writes both sweet and steamier romances and sometimes collaborates with her husband, Roy. Her years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher provide the inspiration behind her Dance ‘n’ Luv contemporary romance series. Many of her characters from this series cross over into her Holiday Luv series. A compulsive reader of every genre, Alicia loves watching old black-and-white movies and inventing new recipes for soup.

Annie Jones



USA Today bestselling author Annie Jones loves Romance, Christmas and Route 66 so it seemed natural to combine them in A Cowboy for Christmas. The author of 40 books including romance and women’s fiction, she lives in Kentucky with a houseful of family and a head full of ideas for more books.

MULTI-AUTHOR BOX SETS: LOVE ‘EM, OR HATE ‘EM?


Fireworks

I’ve noticed a growing trend toward boxed sets at prices that seem too good to be true. How can you beat $.99-$2.99 for groups of novels from all your favorite authors? It’s like an all-you-can-eat buffet for avid readers such as myself.

The best thing about these deals is that you get to try new authors for practically pennies. I’ve discovered some really good books this way.

I decided to throw my proverbial hat in the ring and give it a shot. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out these amazing deals and if you give them a try, I hope you come back and share your experience with us.

Don’t forget, reviews are an author’s best friend 🙂

First, I’d like to share the newest set I’m in. It just went up for pre-order and will be available July 7 2015.

This set is put together by the team at The Killion Group, Inc and features some

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS

Hot Summer Nights

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, Vol. 1
~The Third Collection~

Eleven scorching stories so hot you’ll need to turn up the air!

Box Set includes:

Sasha White WATCH ME
Jacquie Biggar THE REBEL’S REDEMPTION
Liz Matis LOVE BY DESIGN
Lynda Bailey KIRA
Amy Gregory COMBINING DREAMS
Calinda B APHRODITE
Nancy Brophy THE WRONG HERO
Maggie Adams WHISTLIN’ DIXIE831d8-goodreads-badge-add-plus

D’Ann Lindun LILY’S SUMMER COWBOY

J.C. Makk ROYAL SUMMER

Terry Spear EXCHANGING GROOMS



Next I’d like to introduce you to a group of authors who have grown to be good friends of mine. I hope you enjoy

DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS

Dangerous Encounters

Get your heartbeat racing with 13 romantic-suspense novels from USA Today, bestselling, and award-winning authors. Nerve-wracking thrills and dangers, heart-melting romance and love–enjoy them all in this outstanding collection of DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS….

Fallen Idol – USA Today Bestselling author Nikki Lynn Barrett
Sparks ignite between a single father and a singer making her musical comeback, but danger lurks in the distance, only getting closer as time goes on. For two people who want different things out of life, it’s possible to find healing together…
Cross Examination – Bestselling Author Denise Moncrief
Tamara Slay moves to Louisiana to start a new life with her daughter, but her dreams of a peaceful existence are shattered when Lt. Martin Beck suspects her ex-husband is a serial killer.
Carnival Tricks – Award-Winning, Bestselling Author Jade Kerrion
A dying scientist propels a waitress into the shady world of corporate espionage. The unwilling carrier of the recipe for a lethal chemical weapon, can Sofia save the world when she can’t even save herself?
Height of Danger – Nancy & Nolan Radke
How do you keep a woman safe who distrusts you, and won’t stay where you hide her? CIA operative Owen Putman has to protect his employer’s daughter while trying to find out who is killing construction workers at a Central American dam site.
Six Days of Memories – International Bestselling Author Stacy Eaton
Detective Natasha Foster comes across the crime scene of her career, and she will put everything on the line to find out the truth, including her heart. Jay’s need to know if he’s the victim or criminal pushes him to remember who he is and with the pull of a trigger, Jay’s memory will suddenly return and with it, the terrible truth.
Broken Lies – Sharon Coady
Bodyguard Niall Kerrigan lets his guard down and falls for Abby Bailey, a beautiful woman with a secret past. When Abby goes missing Niall must face his ruthless father to fight for the woman he loves and choose between a life with her or keeping her safe without him.
Don’t Know Jack – Amy Manemann
Undercover FBI agent Jack Hamlin meets his match in small town bakery owner, Kate Monroe, when they’re swept into a dangerous game of lies, intrigue and desire.
Cypher – Award-Winning Author Cathy Perkins
When a hit man kills the wrong person, a SC detective confronts hidden agendas and conflicting motives in a powerful local family, while trying to control his attraction to the intended victim–a woman who’s hell-bent on saving the remnants of her family.
Murderous Lies – Bestselling Author Chantel Rhondeau
Max is exonerated for murder after eight years, returning to his home town and the fiancée he left there. Rose isn’t so happy to see him…and then the murders start again.
Tidal Falls – Jacquie Biggar
When Nick fails to notice an IED and loses most of his teammates, he shuts down. It takes meeting and falling in love with a woman in danger to make him realize life’s worth living.
Suspended Animation – Sylvie Grayson
Suspense, spicy romance and attempted murder erupt when hockey player Brett hires Katy to run the office of his ailing father’s near-bankrupt trucking company. Can he protect her from her lethal friends and the chaos surrounding them?
Knowing Vera – Award-Winning, Bestselling Author Rachelle Ayala
Suspenseful romance, an unsolved murder, and love on the beach. A young woman seeks to prove her father innocent of murdering her boyfriend’s mother.
Special Agent Francesca – USA Today Bestselling Author Mimi Barbour
Violence, suspense and sizzling romance explode during Special Agent Francesca’s humorous journey fighting off the mob! Dr. Sean Collins wants to tame her! Yeah-like that’s gonna happen. Only one thing keeps Francesca motivated. Proving to her mother, the FBI “Snow Queen,” that working undercover is where she belongs.


And lastly, I’ve been blessed to be invited to join a group of hard working, multi-talented authors at a site called
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We put together a couple of anthologies to promote the first chapter in our novels. These are available for free as a try before you buy idea.
We had lots of fun coming up with title ideas and finally settled on
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MEET THE AUTHOR: MIMI BARBOUR


I’m very happy to have as my guest today, romance author Mimi Barbour, USA today best selling author!

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I first met Mimi last year when I joined a local branch of the Romance Writers of America. As you can see by her mischievous smile and bright eyes, Mimi is a sweetheart. She’s done a lot to make me feel welcome within the branch, and thanks to a guest spot on her blog a few weeks ago I’ve made many new friends on social media. 🙂

Mimi is the author of five series: The Vicarage Bench, Angels with Attitudes, Vegas, Elvis and the brand new sizzling romantic suspense series called Undercover FBI. Mimi lives on the East coast of Vancouver Island and writes her romances with tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye. “If I can steal a booklover’s attention away from their every-day grind, absorb them into a fantasy love story, and make them care about the ending, then I’ve done my job.”

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Contact Information

My website: http://www.mimibarbour.com/

My blogspot: http://mimibarbour.blogspot.com

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 Is it better to be in a group than to promote alone?

Thank you for having me as your guest, Jacquie. It’s lovely to be here with you on your blog.

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I wanted to tell you a little about this story. This is the book that I submitted to the collection – Ten Christmas Brides.  A lovely holiday tale that I knew would delight the readers. It’s actually an Elvis song that I used as the plot for the novel.

The months it took to write this book was a fun time for me. The song echoed in my head periodically to remind me of where the plot line needed to go. I’d even play the tune just to get in the mood.

Of course, writing about this holiday is always special. I enjoy trying to get the mood just right so that it comes through the pages for the readers to experience. You know – those festive touches that bring the season close and makes one feel, taste and smell Christmas.

When I write my characters, I have a vision in my head, and at first, for the hero, I saw Elvis himself. But then Jesse Parker emerged and became his own man. I’m glad, because he’s a sweetheart and a shadow to no one. Locked into an old, dead romance, this guy needed to wake up and let go of his memories. Then he wouldn’t miss the lovely woman right in front of him – my heroine Belle. In the song it said – And it’s just breakin’ my heart cause she’s not you. Maybe not, but what if she’s better?

Belle Foster soon became real to me also. As a mother myself, I felt her worries and fears for her little girl. She’s a woman who’s had so much to overcome, most of all a belief in her own worthiness. Sick and alone at any time of the year is difficult, but when you have a small child who relies on you, and the season is Christmas, then who wouldn’t yearn for that special person to share their world.

And Layla, the child, could be anyone’s daughter or granddaughter. Mischievous and cute as a button, she gets into your heart, digs a hole and won’t be shook loose.

Put these three people together in a love story and you have a delightful tale that will warm your heart and brighten the holiday season for any reader of romance. Add a wedding, and it can’t get much better…

Actually, it can get better. This is just one of ten books in the

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Excerpt: She’s Not You by Mimi Barbour

Jesse felt as if he’d been shot. A crying three-year-old was one thing. A dead woman was completely not acceptable. What the hell was he to do?

He watched the screamer run frantically from the entrance of one room to the other, calling for Kimmy with a hysterical puppy jumping up and down alongside.

The only way he could stop the child was by swinging her up into his arms. Not knowing what to expect, when her arms wrapped a choke hold around his throat, it utterly destroyed him.

She buried her wet face into his neck and hiccupped her words, “I want Kimmy.”

“Sweetheart, Kim’s away for a few days. I’m Jesse, her big brother. Now, tell me what’s happened.” He kept his voice soft yet firm. While he talked, he carried her toward the apartment she’d just left.

“Mommy fell down and won’t move.” Anxious eyes, globby with tears, wrenched at his heart. Green! They were the same green as Kim’s babied Persian cats. Deep, dark irises surrounded by velvet.

Jesse’s heart thudded into higher gear without him being able to do a thing to stop it from happening. His arms tightened instinctively around the small body as if to protect her from any horrors awaiting them. Once they arrived, he lowered her onto a chair nearby and patted her head. “Stay here while I help your mom.”

Then he ran to the woman’s body on the floor.

Reaching toward her neck, he jumped when she groaned and moved. Thank the good Lord! The woman was alive.

Yaya, who’d left the chair the moment she’d seen her mommy shift, struggled past his reaching arms, flew around to the other side and faced her mom. Her little hand gently gathered the sweat-coated blonde locks and pushed them away from the thin face of the young woman trying desperately to rouse.

Not stopping to think about the right or wrong of the situation, Jesse gathered the slight woman in his arms, lifting the lightweight as if he carried a fragile parcel too precious to be manhandled.

In the meantime, Yaya pulled back the cover on the sofa and waited for Jesse to lay her mother down. Then the precocious sweetheart covered her groaning mother, tucking the hand-made afghan around her body.

Her tiny hand reached to pat her cheeks and Jesse watched as the woman took the hand and gave it a kiss.

Her voice throaty and wobbling, she said. “Mama’s okay now, Layla. I’m sorry I scared you, honey. I shouldn’t have tried to stand up when I was so dizzy. I guess I fainted.” She pushed the wildly unkempt hair from her daughter’s face. “Who’s your friend?”

Layla crawled up beside her mother on the sofa and cuddled. She sniffed and said, her little-girl’s voice heartbreaking, “Jesse’s weally not a stranger, mommy. He’s Kimmy’s brother.”

Jessie watched the byplay, amusement filling up the space where fright had resided only moments earlier.

He braced himself to be interrogated. But he didn’t ready himself for the effect of the biggest, cat-like eyes of soft emeralds highlighted by diamonds he’d ever seen—like mother, like daughter. The surrounding face appeared colorless which, no doubt, greatly enhanced the beauties under her thick lashes. The woman’s feverish appearance worried him, which had him reaching for his cellphone.

“What are you doing?”

“I’m calling for an ambulance.”

“Don’t! Stop!” Her arm reached his way and her hand waved at him.

So, she wasn’t that far gone. He lifted his finger before pressing send. “No choice. You were passed out. I’m not a doctor but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know you need one.”

“I went to my doctor this morning. He’s an idiot with a diagnosis that’s ridiculous.” She spit the words toward him while struggling to sit upright and not disturb Layla.

Impressed with the kind way she behaved toward her daughter, he watched her caring maneuvers. Until her assertive nature flashed annoyance in his direction, then he began to fear for his safety.

Jesse’s hands lifted automatically with his palms facing her. He stepped back once and then again, careful to get out of the path of her raising ire.

Shoulder-length blonde hair, caught under her chin and spread over her shoulders, looked neglected and not at all attractive. In fact, nothing about this skinny broad looked appetising to Jesse other than her eyes.

A voice inside nudged him to leave, get out while he still had the chance.

Thank you for joining me today Mimi, it’s been a pleasure. Mimi would love to hear from you. Tell us, what traditions do you have in your families during the Christmas season?