#BookReview- Murder They Wrote #Suspense #Reading


Murder They Wrote

Murder comes in 7 different genres. By 7 different authors. Are you a fan of courtroom drama? In the anthology’s first story, Abraham Lincoln defends a friend’s son against a charge of murder. For lovers of speculative fiction, Jason Fogg dissolves into mist to sneak through open windows and snoop for clues. How about a cozy? Jazzi, Jerod, and Ansel discover a dead body while renovating a kitchen, dining room, and half bath. Have a craving for a Regency? Lord Peregrine and his wife, Elizabeth, use their sharp minds and quick wit to solve a murder at a garden party. Need a bit of literary fiction? A young, lonely widow must deal with the theft of a valuable butterfly collection. And what about a little psychological horror? Twin sisters discover that their attic is haunted by not one, but two ghosts. Last, but never least, the anthology concludes with a historical mystery. A young, newly married knight is accused of murdering his obnoxious host at a holiday gathering in his castle.

My Review of Murder They Wrote

Help, there’s been a murder!

Seven authors come together in this highly entertaining anthology featuring murder mysteries in a variety of genres from historical through speculative fiction.

Each short story is well-written, with memorable characters and enough red herrings to keep the reader guessing. I love multi-author box sets as a way to introduce new-to-me authors along with some of my favorites.

Mae Clair’s regency, A Winter Reckoning, and Judi Lynn’s The Body in The Kitchen were standouts for me, along with C.S. Boyack’s From the Files of Jason Fogg and Lincoln Uncovers the Real Story of How Preston Metzger Got Himself Kilt by D. P. Reisig.

All are guaranteed to give you hours of reading pleasure!

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Mona Risk – Half a Dozen With Love – To prevent Child Protective Service from separating her five young siblings, Tammy accepts Dr. Jack Conan’s proposal, and faces a new stream of problems. NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Modern Prince, Holiday Babies, The Senator’s Family, Doctor’s Orders, Foreign Lovers, and many singles titles and box sets.

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Short Excerpt from Perfectly Imperfect by Jacquie Biggar

If Bloomin’ Right is going to have a second chance, it’s my job to get rid of the deadwood—case in point, Miss Sassy Pants.

“My boss,” she emphasizes, “Doesn’t know his di… plomacy from a hole in the wall.” She lifts a brow as if to say, ‘so there.

“Are you always so forthright?” I glance at the blinking numbers over our heads, five… six… seven… and try to slow my racing pulse. You’d think at thirty-six years old, I would have overcome my irrational fear of closed spaces, but, not so much. If I wasn’t already running late, I could have taken the stairs. Instead, I’m counting on a pint-sized walking, talking danger zone to keep my mind off the fact we’re in what basically amounts to a steel coffin.

“It’s called honesty. You can’t fire a person for that, can you?” With the umbrella hooked over her arm, wavy curls teasing flushed cheeks, and the tray of drinks in hand, she looks like a younger, sexier version of Mary Poppins.

My lips pull down at the corners. Great, now I feel like I’m here to get rid of the nanny. “Regardless,” I intone, sounding way too much like my father for peace of mind. “You can’t go around—”

The elevator jerks to a halt, causing a gasp of dismay from my companion as the coffee sloshes out of the air holes in little mocha-tinted bubbles, and a gusty sigh from me that we’re about to be released from our prison. Except…

The doors don’t open.

I look at Miss Sassy and she looks at me, and as one we both look up in awed disbelief at the frozen number nine mocking our fears.

“Great. This is just great,” Miss Sassy says. She backs into the opposite corner of the elevator and clunks her head a couple of times against the wall. “Did I mention I hate Mondays?”

I ignore her and jab my finger on the alarm button, working to stem my panic.

In. Out. In. Out.

Breathe.

“You need to call for help,” Miss Helpful suggests, nodding toward the phone box on the wall.

Easy for her to say—literally. My throat is so tight I’m seeing black dots.

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Soldiers of Fortune: Volume 1

Genre: Romantic Suspense

with stories by

Nicole Morgan, Desiree Holt, Krista Ames & Deelylah Mullin

Rhett Fortune settled on the small parcel of land he purchased in 1858 with
his wife Clara and founded the beautiful landscape that surrounded
his newly built home and what is now known as Fortune, TX. A veteran
of the United States Army and as a Colonel who served with honor in
the Mexican-American War, Rhett and Clara raised a large family. Sons
and daughters, and grandchildren to follow, their clan grew
throughout the decades.
Now in the 21st Century, two of their descendants remain at the helm.
Chance Fortune, a former member of the Army’s Delta Force and
co-founder of Soldiers of Fortune, has an innate duty to serve and
protect. Working with his brother, RJ Fortune, a former Navy SEAL and
wounded warrior, they take the cases that their government won’t.
And vow to protect the civilians that no one else can.
They have quietly put out the word and now, after three years, other
former brothers-in-arms have contacted them bringing situations that
span not only the country but the globe. On Fortune family land they
have built a facility out of the public eye for their office, a
helicopter, a gun range, and whatever else they might need.
They are the Soldiers of Fortune… and these are their stories.

 

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Rogue’s Return by USA Today & Award Winning Author, Desiree Holt
Sacrifice by USA Today & International Bestselling Author, Nicole Morgan
Operation Unknown by International Bestselling Author, Krista Ames
Rage Against the Machine by International Bestselling Author, Deelylah Mullin

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Soldiers of Fortune: Volume 2

with stories by

Nicole Morgan, Krista Ames, Deelylah Mullin, Joanne Jaytanie

Sacrifice: Part 2 by Nicole Morgan
Ever Since she entered the picture, his mission has changed.
Eddie Peterson’s mission had been to take down the nearly untouchable
drug lord, Rojas. Years of being underground, with no protection from
his country, he is left to fight off the cartel on his own. It was a
job he thought he could handle.
With Marissa Rojas nothing is simple. The only daughter of a ruthless drug
lord leaves little opportunity for a wholesome upbringing. Her life
is complicated and thanks to her bodyguard, Eddie, things are about
to get a whole lot tougher.
Now, it is no longer Eddie’s mission that is in jeopardy. It is their
very lives.
Operation Undercover by Krista Ames
Don’t get caught under the covers.
Killing Me Softly by Deelylah Mullin
With only gunfire and each other to keep them company, can Jorden and Luke
save the innocents without complicating things?
When Jorden Mane met Luke Garrett, there weren’t wedding bells ringing,
choirs singing, nor fireworks exploding—unless you consider the
gunfire. But, as she got to know the mysterious man behind the stoic
facade, she fell for him. Hard.
But, it didn’t matter. They needed to get to find El Capitan—the
mastermind behind the decimation of the small villages they’d
encountered.
As Luke Garrett used his special ops training to defeat the bad guys, he
sensed a familiarity in the attacks—like they were the plans of a
previous mission leader or commanding officer.
Which made him shudder at every turn.
It also made him have to think outside-the-box with regard to defensive
tactics.
All of it made his head spin, but the constant was Jordan. He didn’t
know when or how it happened, but he’d grown to care for her.
Which was a bad, bad thing when they were on the outskirts of the law.
Will Jordan and Luke make it through the next siege? Can they keep their
feelings for one another out of the mix? Or will passion fuel the
flames of their survival?
Dogs of Fortune by Joanne Jaytanie
The Baker Corp. has recruited Blair Sellick, a nationally known dog
trainer with truly phenomenal skills, to provide exceptional training
for service dogs. The project would supply highly intelligent animals
as partners for victims of PTSD and other disabilities. Or would it?
The answer has disappeared along with Blair, her fellow dog trainers, and
all the dogs.
Ex-SEAL and canine handler Zane Kelly is done with war, with dogs, and with
the Soldiers of Fortune. Coerced, cajoled, and eventually intrigued,
Zane finally capitulates to the Soldiers of Fortune recruiters for
just one project, to find Blair Sellick. The mission is clear, the
dog trainers are dying, and nobody has heard from Blair for weeks.
Zane has failed only one mission, and that failure cost his canine
partner Axel his life.
This time Zane has no intention of leaving anyone behind.

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Desiree Holt is an Amazon and USA Today best selling author who writes exciting
love stories at many heat levels. She has been called the Nora Roberts of erotic romance.
Nicole Morgan is an international and USA Today bestselling author who
has been writing since 2009 and is an author of erotic romance
novels, which more often than not have a suspenseful back story.
Erotic romance mixed with good old-fashioned whodunit.
Krista Ames is an international bestselling author of contemporary
romances that make you ‘fall in love with happy ever afters’.
Deelylah Mulin is empty-nesting with her hubby, Mr. VampBard. When she’s
not reading or writing, she’s likely at the movies or finishing a
home improvement project.
Joanne Jaytanie writes romantic suspense and paranormal. A transplant
from upstate New York, Joanne lives with her husband and Doberman, on
the Olympic Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.
In her prior life Joanne showed dogs and managed her husband’s
forensic engineering firm.

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A KISS BENEATH A STRAWBERRY MOON, Tamara Ferguson, Multi-Award-winning author: Vocalist Marielle McKinnon and composer Drew Kendall find love one magical summer after a Kiss Beneath A Strawberry Moon. But when Drew is injured in Iraq and refuses to contact Marielle, who’s become a star, will their love survive?

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NIGHTFALL, Rebecca York, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: What happens when a macho virgin homesteader meets his mail-order bride?

HOLD ‘EM, Jacquie Biggar, USA Today bestselling author: In the game of love all bets are off. When professional poker player Matthew Shaughnessy wins the pot of a lifetime, he didn’t expect to land himself a fiancée.

THE YOU-CAN’T-MAKE-ME BRIDE, Leanne Banks, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: [Spicy]. When attorney Jenna Jean Anderson needs emergency orthopedic surgery from her childhood nemesis Dr. Stanley Michaels, unexpected attraction flares between them. But can their passion transform to the forever love of their secret dreams?

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Matt stared at the plump fullness of Cassandra’s lips, still moist from the peach syrup he’d accidentally-on-purpose dribbled, and fought the urge to throw her on the bed and have his way with her. What started out as a teasing prank on his part had developed into a sensual experience and it didn’t help that the warmth of her body between his thighs was making it difficult to think.

Her eyes had darkened to deep pools that hid her thoughts from him. But he didn’t need to see what she was thinking; it was obvious from her flushed cheeks and tensed body.

He got to her.

The rush of satisfaction was tempered by the fact the feeling was mutual. Which meant they had a problem.

Namely, a fiancé.

Suddenly, Matt wanted to know everything there was to know about this paragon of virtue. A man who trusted his bride-to-be so much he left her alone in Sin City while he was off doing whatever it was dentists did when they weren’t causing untold pain with fiendish delight.

“I don’t think you told me, where is your fiancé? Why isn’t he smashing down our doors in search of his beautiful bride?” He sat back and folded his arms.

She looked down and frowned. “To be, it’s bride-to-be, and he had a conference. It couldn’t be avoided.” She met his gaze, defiant. “It’s only a matter of time before he hears where I’ve gone. This is a mistake, Matt. You need to tell your grandmother the truth.”

She was right.

He didn’t want to though. If he did, all of this would be over. It was bad enough thinking about his abuela’s disappointment, but the thought of never seeing Cassandra again… It terrified him.

When did this annoying, opinionated, maddening woman come to mean so much to him? And what was he going to do about it?

Fight for her.

But how? He was a professional gambler, for crying-out-loud. Not much to recommend himself with there. They were too different. Cassandra craved stability, while he was a rambling man. The two didn’t mix.

But, that didn’t stop him from wanting her.

Matt gazed upon the cabin his great-grandfather had built, the furniture his grandfather had made, and the woman in the center of it all, and accepted his fate.

Impossible as it seemed, he’d gone and fallen in love with Cassandra Gardener. Now he just needed her to feel the same way before the week was over and he lost her forever. And in order to do that, he needed to convince her to continue their charade.

Even with the glow from the fireplace the room was getting dark as clouds moved in and the sun sank behind the hills. Grateful his family kept the cabin stocked, Matt lit the kerosene lantern sitting on the table, setting the wick down low before replacing a smoke-blackened glass shade. Cass’s nose had crinkled up rather adorably at the pungent aroma of the burning fuel and he had to smile.

“There’s been a lot of firsts for you since meeting me, huh?”

She gazed at him wryly. “You could say that, yes. Can’t say I’ve ever been thrown from a horse before, or gotten lost in the wilderness, either.”

“Hey. Who said we were lost?” He waved a hand at their surroundings. “I knew where we were going.” He grinned. “Just not the method of our arrival.”

She lifted her coffee to her lips and blew gently on the liquid. Matt’s gut tightened. She took a sip, grimaced at the strong taste, and set the mug down.

“What do we do now?”

Well, there was a leading question. He had all sorts of ideas. Most of them involved getting naked. An image of Cassandra on a bearskin rug in front of the fireplace, the glow highlighting her alabaster skin as she held out her hand and waited for him to join her, sprang immediately to mind.

He groaned under his breath and rose on the pretext of grabbing more coffee, when really, his jeans had grown too snug for him to remain in his seat.

“I don’t know about you,” he said, keeping his back to her until he could regain control of his body, “but I could use something to pass the time.”

He set his coffee down to search for the pack of cards he remembered seeing here before. Finding the familiar rectangular box, he turned and grinned at Cass.

“Strip poker anyone?”

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My Secret Addiction #Inspiration #Writing


Once a Gambler…

I have a confession to make- I love gambling on the horse races. I blame it on my grandma’s cousins, Betty and Mike. They introduced me to the thrill of racing as a young girl and I’ve been hooked ever since!

🙂

There’s just something about those beautiful, high-spirited animals prancing onto the track and lining up at the gate that makes my heart go pitty-pat 

Nowadays, I get my enjoyment from watching the races on TV- with the Triple Crown as the best.

In the United States, the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, commonly known as the Triple Crown, is a title awarded to a three-year-old Thoroughbred horse who wins the Kentucky DerbyPreakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. The three races were inaugurated in different years, the last being the Kentucky Derby in 1875. These races are now run annually in May and early June of each year. The Triple Crown Trophy, commissioned in 1950 but awarded to all previous winners as well as those after 1950, is awarded to a Triple Crown winner.

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Last year, in 2018, I was lucky enough to watch Justify take the crown!

Justify is only the second horse to win the American Triple Crown with an undefeated record, following Seattle Slew. Justify is descended from Seattle SlewSecretariatCount FleetWar AdmiralOmaha, and Gallant Fox, all of whom also won the American Triple Crown. He is also a descendant of English Triple Crown winner Nijinsky. Of the 13 American Triple Crown winners, Justify is the first who did not race as a two-year-old.

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Is it any wonder I love the sport?

I decided to write a mystery set around the Kentucky Derby and added a twist by setting it in the 50’s.

Here’s a short excerpt from The Lady Said No

Gus followed the stiff-necked manservant to the door of the den, though his emotions were tugging him back to Rebecca like a starved man to a banquet.

He couldn’t believe how beautiful she’d become. She’d always been pretty, but now there was an added maturity to her features that suited her face. The tomboy figure he fondly remembered had become hills and valleys he ached to explore. They’d been best friends, then lovers, then enemies. It’d been his fault, that was the worst of it. He’d let his drive for a career ruin the only good thing in his life. He could tell himself he’d done his part. After getting his degree and returning to Bourbonville he had tried to find her. But she was right, he hadn’t tried hard enough.

Their relationship had already been floundering; it had seemed easier to let it die a natural death. He regretted that now. One glimpse of her had brought back all the old feelings. Memories of happier times.

Ernest reached for the door knob and was stopped by the officer on guard.

“Sorry, only trained personnel are allowed.”

Ernest glared at him. “I’ve worked in this household for years; I believe I am trained.”

The sergeant exchanged a helpless glance with Gus. “I’m sorry, sir. Those are the rules.”

Gus stepped between the two men before a full-scale war broke out. “It’s okay, sergeant.” He flipped open his badge. “I’m Detective Grant. The…” He waved a hand toward the butler.

Ernest lowered his brows. “Manservant.”

Gus nodded. “Manservant, was just showing me the way to the crime scene.”

The officer checked his badge, then reached back to open the door. The stench of death was immediate, a toxic mix of human waste impossible to forget. Gus turned his head to draw one last clean breath and met Rebecca’s anxious gaze.

That look gave him pause.

Why was she worried? Just how well did Rebecca know the owner of Balmoral?

“Coming, Detective?” The sergeant’s voice interrupted his musings. Gus shrugged off his misgivings and followed the man into the room, sliding past the grim-faced Ernest.

Nancy knelt by the victim, her hands covered with white gloves and booties on her feet. She glanced up when he walked in and pointed at his shoes. Gus dug through his coat pockets until he found his booties, put them on, nodded to the sergeant, and made his way over to her side.

“It’s a bad one,” she said, turning attention to her preliminary findings. “Single shot to the temple, through and through. Near as I can tell, time of death was sometime between midnight and three a.m., no sign of defensive wounds.” She stopped and gazed at him with world-weary eyes. “Who would do this, Augustus?”

Gus observed the brain matter splattered on the leather tufted chair and rich, red Aubusson carpet and his stomach churned. His first thought was crime of passion. There had been some effort made to set the scene up as a suicide. The gun rested in the victim’s open hand, finger wrapped around the trigger. A cut crystal tumbler lay on its side nearby, a stain wetting the carpet. Gus touched the wet spot and sniffed, rubbing the tips of his fingers—bourbon. The good kind. Not something a man bent on ending his own life would let go to waste.

“I’m not sure, Nancy, but I do know the brass will be all over this one, so take your time, okay? We don’t want to miss anything.”

She huffed out an indignant breath. “You telling me how to do my job, now?”

He held up a hand to halt her blistering tongue. “The Jorgensons are big news, that’s all I’m saying. Don’t they have a horse in the Derby this year?”

The sergeant, who had remained by the door, and watched their exchange with interest, piped up. “Forever Humble. Lots of money riding on that colt.” His face became animated. “You ever see him race, Detective? He’s some kind of fast. Likes to run the outside track. Gives me a heart attack every time.”

Gus smiled. “You a betting man…?”

“Fish, sir. Everyone calls me Fish.”

Nancy chuckled and the young man’s neck turned brick red.

“I’m not a gambler, no sir, but I admit I like to spend a Saturday now and then down at the track. It’s some exciting. You ever been, Mr. Grant?”

Gus shook his head. “No, can’t say as I have. Not that fond of horses, though I guess that’s the wrong thing to say in this house.” He admired the landscape watercolor on the wall, rolling hills with a herd of wild horses barreling straight at him, eyes crazy and manes flying as though they were about to burst the confines of paint and canvas.

“Augustus, there’s something you need to see.” Nancy’s voice was muffled as she stretched, shapely butt in the air, to reach something under the leather chair. She grunted and tugged until a bronze sculpture came into view. When she stood it on the carpet, he saw it was about twelve inches in height, a warrior on a horse, raised arm carrying a spear.

“There’s blood and hair fragments,” she said, turning it carefully to inspect the evidence. “I can’t be sure until I get it to the lab, but this looks like a match to our vic.”

Well, that explained why there were no defensive wounds. The poor sop probably didn’t know what hit him. Gus looked around until he found the suspiciously empty spot on the desk. He gave a wide berth to the corpse, conscious of Nancy’s critical gaze. The desk was one of those massive claw-foot affairs, mahogany maybe, rich and elegant instead of simply functional. He pulled a linen handkerchief out of his pocket and checked the drawers. An assortment of papers greeted him, some on household expenses, most on Jorgenson’s passion—thoroughbreds. Nothing that looked like a cause for murder.

Gus was about to replace the documents when a slip of yellowed paper lodged in the back of the drawer caught his eye. He reached in, using the hankie, and retrieved the handwritten note.

Do what I told you to do, or the truth will destroy you

The threat inherent on the scrap of paper chilled his blood. There was trouble brewing in the Jorgenson household, and Gus was afraid Rebecca was somehow involved.

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Lives change as passions flare when nine USA Today Bestselling Authors share tales of intrigue, hints of suspense and new romance guaranteed to keep you reading.

Second chances, broken engagements, accidents, misled information and opposites attract are just some of what you’ll find within the passion-filled pages of A Night She’ll Remember.

Mac ‘The Hammer’ Wanowski chased the Stanley Cup dream for too many years. Last time he was close it had cost him his wife. As injuries continue to plague the team, Mac works to catch a killer and keep the woman he’s come to love from the hands of a madman. 

The stakes are high, the odds are stacked against them but for the these two, winning is everything. Derek Wescott, the Prince of the Eighth Circle of Hell does not online date. Until now. His minions have arranged one for him and are placing bets. Bets he doesn’t intend to lose. Jaclyn Reynolds’ non-profit foundation is in financial trouble. Is Derek, the answer to her prayers? Probably not. She’s ready to run fast and far, until this extremely handsome man does the unthinkable. He bets her $10,000 for her foundation that she can’t spend one night with him without ending up in his bed. The stakes are high, the odds are stacked against them but for the these two, winning is everything.

Searching for her lost brother, a princess finds a soulmate and mentor in the strong-willed Wyoming rancher.

Can they forgive each other, live in the present and create a new future?

Tiffany broke their engagement five years ago when she thought Matthew cheated on her. Now, fate keeps throwing him into her path. His tender gaze erases years of loneliness and her heart squeezes with longing. And then, she notices the two little girls in his arms. His daughters? Where is their mother?

Can Tiffany and Matthew forgive each other, live in the present, and create a new future?

An Injured NY State Trooper. A Physical Therapist. A Destination Wedding. And one deadly lie

Ashley Riggs has dedicated her life to helping the injured men and woman who protect and serve overcome get back to their jobs. As a physical therapist, she never gets too close her patients. That is until NY State Trooper, Jasper Miles shows up at her best friends destination wedding. Unable to resist his charm, they spend a night she won’t soon forget…until a dark secret from Jasper’s past surfaces putting not only her heart on the line, but her life as well.

That first love never Fades…

When Sara and Max see each other after twenty years, old feelings spring to life, but with the whirlwind of problems that surround them, how could it possibly work? Secrets are revealed from the grave that could threaten any future they might have, and it will be up to Sara and Max to see if they can overcome the lies—or if they must bury their dreams of a relationship forever.

What should be her happiest day might turn into her greatest heartache.

Harley and Michael are the perfect couple, and very much in love. The night before they are to say their vows, Michael’s billionaire dad, hands Harley a pre-nuptial agreement to sign. The happy couple had discussed it at home–he said it was not necessary–she generously offered. Celebrating with family and friends, this betrayal hit her like a tsunami of pain–and now she fears that her wedding day may become her biggest heartbreak. Can their love survive this treachery, or will she walk with her head held high?

Ruby- Taylor Lee

Chloe Harper, Code Name Ruby, didn’t know how to explain her association with Noah Walker, the stunning black undercover agent. Particularly to Stuart, her unwitting fiancé.

The problem was that Chloe did know who Noah Walker was, in all of his many charming iterations. Worse, he knew all of hers. While that could be a problem, given that they were undercover agents with two of the most secretive off the grid agencies working in the shadows, Chloe didn’t fear Noah unmasking her—any more than she would unmask him. No, the problem was that the last time Chloe had seen him, she was stark naked and having as close to an unraveled panic attack as she’d ever endured.

Roman Dansky was hired to protect Dr. Vicky from a cartel, but who would save Roman from her?

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Heartbreak Warfare by Heather Orgeron and Kate Stewart #BookReview #MilitaryRomance @hmorgeronauthor @authorklstewart


Now a Top 100 Amazon Bestseller!

Briggs,

Remember when we parted ways in Germany? It was the day I broke your heart. What you didn’t know was that I was breaking mine too.

I thought they’d be enough-my husband and my son. That I’d get home and everything would go back to the way it was . . .

Before the war.
Before the ambush.
Before you.

But, no matter how hard I try, I can’t erase the trauma we shared. I can’t seem to forget the way my heart beat in time with yours.

The truth is I’m lost without you.

I thought the nightmare was over when they pulled us from that hole in the ground, but nothing could have prepared me for the war I’d face at home.
I know it’s selfish of me to ask, but, please, I have to see you one last time. . .

All my love,
Scottie

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My Review

Riveting!

This is not a book for pus-says as Mullins would say. There are so many raw moments, it brought tears to my eyes. Yes, it’s that good.

Katy Scott is proud of her military heritage and is happy to serve her country when she is called upon, even though it means leaving behind the most important people in her life- her husband, the Captain, and her six-year-old son, Noah.

Baghdad is an awakening, but with the help of her best friend, Mullins, Scott settles into camp life. This is where she first meets Christopher Briggs-infantry, and though she’s not sure she likes him, it’s hard to avoid the chemistry between them. But, Katy loves her husband, Gavin, and would never dream of cheating and she makes sure everyone- especially Briggs- knows this.

A routine trip to deliver supplies goes horribly awry and Briggs, Scott, and Mullins are captured by a militia force. What follows are some of the darkest days in these soldiers lives. My heart bled with all they were forced to endure. The only thing that kept Briggs and Scottie alive were each other. A bond was formed in that pit of hell that was impossible to break.

After their release, and return stateside, the war veterans try to recover the pieces of their lives and carry on, but nothing is as before.

There is only the after.

Favorite lines:

You were destined to be a part of my life. You’ve changed me. No matter where this journey takes us, when I close my eyes, it will be your face I see. When I breathe my last breath, your name will be on my lips.

I’m the problem, and that’s the hardest part. Our marriage was completely different before I was deployed. Army spouses deserve fucking medals.

Maybe time will give back what it took away, and I’ll be the wiser for it. Maybe…eventually. For now, my heart is the reckless navigator, and I, a reluctant passenger, unable to escape the way I love him.

This book will throw all your preconceived beliefs out the window. There are no easy answers, and in the end, all you can do is follow your heart.

I give Heartbreak Warfare 5+ lovely kisses- this book will destroy you!

Dive into this wickedly sexy boxed set… Immortal Desires #PNR #NewRelease @DJBryce_Author @InkSlingerPR


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Immortals last all night…
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She’s a lover of The Walking Dead, Romantic Comedies, and writing sexy shifters.
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A collection of Christmas themed short stories from New York Times and USA Today bestselling rock star romance authors. Hot rock stars for Christmas. The perfect gift to crank up the heat on a cold winter night.

All new content including:

The Gift: A Runaway Train Christmas with AJ and Rhys by Katie Ashley

Paradise in Oblivion by Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn

An exclusive advance excerpt of Million Dollar Musician by RB Hilliard

Dangerous Christmas by Crystal Kaswell

An exclusive advance excerpt of The Right Man by Michelle Mankin

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A Rebel Christmas by Hilary Storm

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Somewhere underneath a moonlit night lies an underworld… Moonlight Mist #PNR #Romance #Fantasy




Moonlight Mist
A Limited-Edition Collection of Fantasy and Paranormal Romances

Somewhere underneath a moonlit night lies an underworld that some may not believe exists.
The creatures of this alternate plane lurk beyond the mist.
Searching.
Hungry.
Craving for what they need.
Some may find it. Some might even curb that hunger. But a few will not.
Without knowing what it is they need to satisfy a primal need, they seek out something more. Something that will test their limits in search of something greater. Something powerful… Something everlasting. 

 

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Night Falls (Racinitine Pack 1) by Nicole Morgan
Kinzey will not only change Paul’s world, but the only life his pack has ever known.

Fighting Fate (Windsor Woods 2) by Krista Ames
Can a lonely Alpha accept his fate?

The Acquisition of Dr. Iris by Erin Lee
True love exists only in darkness.

Twilight Rising by Erin Richards
Telepathy. Murder. Hot detectives…all in a day’s work.

The Waking Dream by Kat Parrish
To dream is to be alive.

Close Encounter by Stephanie Morris
Maybe having a werewolf in your bed isn’t such a bad thing…

Only Tonight by TMonique Stephens
One night to fall in love. One night to save the world.

Sparks Fly by Donna R. Mercer
Anything can happen when Sparks Fly.

Unexpected Trajectory by Terri Bruce
Love can find you in the most unexpected place – even among the stars.

Taken by Him by Jan Springer
Calder can’t ignore the way she fires his blood…

Destined by Carly O’Shea & Cam Cassidy

Safe With You by Sharon Coady
He wants to be alone, she wants to protect him…

Iroida by Berlin Rhodes
A love even the gods can’t prevent.

Flamekeeper by Helen Scott
Nothing burns hotter than dragon fire.

Code Red by Carma Haley Shoemaker
Saving lives is easy. It’s being in love that’s dangerous.

Honor Bound by Rebecca Tran
Only love will save Hallie when she wanders into Underhill.

Loving the Lion by Marie Mason
How long will it take this alpha male to realize she’s not only just what he and his animal need, she’s what they crave?

Grateful for the Gymnasium by Deelylah Mullin
When Gunny and Hallie fall in love, will the full moon take them by storm or help them settle into a happy place?


 

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Sprinkle a little Christmas magic into your life… Love, Christmas 2 #HolidayRomance #RomanceNovels #mgtab @ExpresssoBookTours


Love, Christmas – Movies You Love
(The Holiday Series, #2)
Publication date: October 16th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance

Sprinkle a little Christmas magic into your life with 25 ALL-NEW, never before released romances. Each title – exclusive to this set – is inspired by a favorite holiday movie, spun into a fantastic love story by a NY Times, USA Today, and/or award-winning, bestselling author and delivered to you in this wonderful collection full of cheer for the coming season.

Mimi Barbour – A Wonderful Life – Though Rylee works with troubled teens, can she and an angel help a man living a nightmare?

Leanne Banks – A Royal White Christmas – Can a secret prince be a Christmas wish-come-true for a small-town girl?

Joan Reeves – Brianna’s Season For Miracles – Her seductive persona hides what she’s ashamed of… What will happen if the man she’s fallen for discovers her secret?

Mona Risk – Jingle With My Princess – The doc and the princess… He saves lives, but she may save his heart.

Rebecca York – Can She Get Home for Christmas? – Will a killer stop her from getting home for Christmas?

Jacquie Biggar – Mistletoe Inn – A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love.

Alicia Street – Miracle on Christmas Tree Street – A single mom discovers her business partner is more than he seems.

Nancy Radke – The Holiday (Christmas) – Jodi’s house-swap to Maui came with a small dog and a shipwrecked sailor.

Katy Walters –Letters from the Snowman – The snow revealed a precious love.

Stephanie Queen – Holiday Affair – Melissa goes from riches to rags but will she find gold in a holiday affair?

Aileen Fish – Christmas in Connecticut – Can a wounded warrior learn to trust her celebrity chef crush after discovering his secret?

Rachelle Ayala – A Christmas Creek Carol – A reclusive writer is given a one-star review on her life by characters from her past, present, and future.

Dani Haviland – The Polar Xpress – She prefers dogs to men…until she rescues the doctor.

Traci Hall – Love, Actually (By the Sea) – Two strangers. One intimate night. Reunited a year later, can it actually be love?

Taylor Lee – The Ref-er-ee – With a family this discombobulated, it will take a referee to save their Christmas.

Donna Fasano – Her Mr. Miracle – It’s Christmas Eve and Veronica is stuck in a nearly deserted seaside town… She needs a miracle.

Cynthia Cooke – A Christmas to Remember – A Christmas storm. Wedding plans in peril. Has a lost love been found?

Susan Jean Ricci – A Joyous Holiday Inn – Can Twigg restore the joy of Christmas to Chloe’s indifferent heart?

Tamara Ferguson – Two Hearts Home for Christmas – Can a long ago promise of love bring two lonely wounded warriors home for Christmas?

Suzanne Jenkins – Christmas with the Clouds – Tracy isn’t interested in love until an unexpected Christmas visitor changes her heart.

Natalie Ann – How Gavin Stole Christmas – Can Jolene help Gavin find the Christmas spirit when he’s the epitome of Mr. Bah Humbug?

Ev Bishop – A Sharla Brown Christmas – For single parents Sharla and Jake, Christmas is the loneliest time of the year…until it’s not.

Alyssa Bailey – In the Spirit of Christmas – Chase can protect Tara from danger, but can he protect his heart?

Stacy Eaton – Finding Love on Christmas Vacation – Christmas isn’t the same for Lucy without her father…until she meets his friend Maverick.

Jen Talty – The Christmas Getaway – A mix-up in reservations leaves a mother and her son to share a cabin with a broken-hearted stranger.

Melinda De Ross – Boyfriend Wanted for Christmas – A thirty-something singleton’s desperate yet humorous quest to find a boyfriend in the seven days before Christmas.

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A Wonderful Life by Mimi Barbour

Prologue

“Clarence, you haven’t stopped watching Noel Bradford for days. What in the world is happening to that young man?”

“I’m glad you noticed my preoccupation, Sir. I’m afraid he’s not doing too well. Do you remember a man called George Bailey?”

“Certainly, I do. Wasn’t he the reason you got your wings?”

“Yes, that’s him. Well poor Noel Bradford is heading in the same direction; he’s on the bridge right now, ready to jump. I’m thinking it’ll take the same interference to stop him from killing himself that it took to prevent George from doing the same thing many years ago.”

“I see. Then what are you waiting for, Clarence? You must go and save him.”

“I suppose you’re right. I just hate the thought of that icy water. It took me forever to warm up the last time.”

“Clarence, if you stop that poor fellow from ruining all the lives of the people who will one day love him, I’ll send you the wherewithal to get warm, now off with you. There’s no time to waste.”

 

Chapter One

Noel Bradford never believed himself to be a coward, a weakling who gave up in troubled times, a man whose shoulders were so narrow they couldn’t bear misfortune.

He was wrong.

Four days ago, when the police had knocked on his door to give him the horrifying news that his parents and their driver, his only brother, had all been killed in a car accident, he’d thought nothing could get worse.

They were heading to their favorite resort in Aspen when their car careened over the bank of the mountainous road, dropping into a lake probably 400 feet below. The back end of the car, where the license plate could be seen through binoculars, proved it was their vehicle and the chance of any survivors was nil.

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A Royal White Christmas by Leanne Banks

Chapter One

A baying howl cut through the early December night, even through the walls of the cottage Brice rented. He glanced up from the material he was studying and the baying howl echoed again. The fireplace crackled, and Brice knew the snow was still falling.

Again, the baying howl broke through the quiet.

Sighing, Brice rose from his laptop and peered out the window. The floodlights revealed nothing. He was going to have to brave the cold, he supposed.

Tugging on his boots, jacket and gloves, he opened the door and trudged outside. “Talk to me beagle or hound,” he muttered.

Another howl cut the air. Several moments later, Brice found the beagle wagging its tail, its leash wrapped around a tree trunk. The beagle whined and barked. He immediately noted that the dog was female. “Well, good evening to you, Miss. A fine mess you’re in. Let me help you out.” He unwound the leash and waited for the beagle to run for freedom. Instead the dog came at him and licked his hand.

“I know you have an owner,” he said. “That’s a nice leash.”

The beagle continued to nuzzle at him and whine.

“I guess you can stay the night. It’s a nasty one,” he said and looked at a tag. “Brandi,” he read. “I’ll give your owner a call, but you can stay the night.”

Brice pulled off some chicken and rice from his leftovers and offered it to the dog. She gobbled it up quickly. “You have a good appetite,” he said and dialed the number on the dog tag. The number rang and rang then disconnected. Brice frowned. “That’s not good,” he muttered to himself and punched in the number again.

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When Love Sparks Danger, get ready for an explosion! Love Under Fire #RomSuspense #Reading @JudithLucci


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When Love Sparks Danger, get ready for an explosion!

 

Twenty-one Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and bestselling authors bring you a heart-pounding collection of stories all in one amazing romantic suspense boxed set.

 

From around the edges of every day existence lurks betrayal, greed, and death.

 

With every turn of the page, feel the heat of adrenaline as fear lights up the night. Fight alongside the tenacious heroes and heroines as they battle for survival. They’ll put everything on the line to thwart the evil coming after them.
They want to trust in the power of love. But is it enough?

 

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“The mission changed. Her cover is blown. With no where to run and nowhere to hide, what can she do to survive?”

Fiona Quinn – Cold Red
“Undercover, under fire, under arrest, it’s hard to save a special agent’s life while handcuffed.”

Anna Celeste Burke – Lily’s Homecoming Under Fire
“When Lily returns home to California’s wine country, sparks fly amid a hail of bullets as she and US Marshal Austin Jennings take cover. Who wants Lily dead?”

Margaret A. Daly- Monsters in my Closet
“No one knows her secrets, not even her best friend. Can she keep her secrets and her monsters at bay long enough to give love a chance again?”

Linda Watkins – The Witches of Storm Island, Book I: The Turning
“In 1685, a forbidden love catapults young Maude Prichard into a life fraught with danger….”

Tamara Ferguson – Two Hearts Under Fire
“Will Two Wounded Hearts Under Fire Survive LOVE?”

Suzanne Jenkins – Running with Horses
“Moving horses to the high country comes just in time when Mindy and her coffee date witness murder at a Mojave Desert cafe.”

Inge-Lise Goss – Diamonds and Lies
“When murder upends a diamond heist, can the jewel thief trust the mark who vows to protect her?”

S.R. Mallery – Tender Enemies
“When Lily sets up a spy trap, she faces great danger–of falling in love.”

Jinx Schwartz – Baja Get Away
“Sometimes love is… Murder.”

Uvi Poznansky – Virtually Lace
“Michael creates a virtual reality simulation of the murder. Can he solve it in time, before the killer turns on the woman he loves?”

Kathryn Knight – The Haunting of Hillwood Farm
“A dangerous ghost brings them together…but will they survive long enough to find happiness?”
 
Stephanie Queen – Ace Under Fire 
“Can this bad boy make a come back to save an old flame?”

Casi McLean – Reign Of Fire
“Lies, Corruption, and Murder… exposing the truth leads to love–and a ghostly encounter. ”

Valerie J. Clarizio –The Code Enforcer
“Can they overcome their painful pasts–and a murder investigation–to find happiness together?”

Chris Patchell – Deception Bay
“She’s armed. He’s dangerous. Together, can they stop a killer from tearing a small island community apart?”

Aaron Paul Lazar – The Asylum: A Carmen Garcia romantic suspense novel
“Carmen has a secret, and his name is Dr. Micah Worthy.”

Alyssa Richards – Chasing Secrets
“Her husband’s secret is priceless, her attempts to retrieve it could be deadly.”

K.M. Hodge – Summer of ’78
“Susan Evenbright, pledges to make her last summer in Texas a killer one.”
 
Pamela Fagan Hutchins – Buckle Bunny

“The last guy to call Maggie a buckle bunny didn’t make his eight seconds.”

SEVEN Paranormal Romances to feed your appetite for danger… Dangerous Temptation: Dark Passion #PNR #mgtab #reading


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Dangerous Temptation – Dark Passion

SEVEN Paranormal Romances to feed your appetite for danger!

Step into worlds with exotic and extreme beings, where emotions are heightened with a mixture of fear and passion. Become one with the Dangerous Temptations as you get to know the werewolves, vampires, faeries, shapeshifters, and nefarious ancient pharaohs who sneak into your mind, teasing and titillating, building your hunger for paranormal lusts that mere humans cannot resist.

 

* Rebecca York – Hunting Moon – Only a werewolf can save her from the doctor trying to drive her insane.

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* Patricia Rosemoor – Wolf Moon – She came to study wolves in the wild. He had a mysterious connection to the wolf pack. What would happen when they met?

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* Michele Hauf – Malakai – Defy the Curse – The lusty werewolf Malakai always avoided faeries until he met the one who—literally—could cause him to lose his heart.

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* Jacquie Biggar- The Beast Within – Can two displaced angels save a woman from the clutches of a vicious psychopath?

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* Stacy Eaton – My Blood Runs Blue – Everything she thought about reality will be altered.

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* Cynthia Cooke – A Night with a Vampire – Trusting a vampire can be deadly – falling for one could get a hunter killed.

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* Katy Walters – Fear the Night – Passion mounts with a love that fights impossible odds over the centuries, the thrills and chills bringing humans, vampires, and ancient pharaohs together.

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Lately, I’ve been questioning my ability as a writer and it’s left me feeling lost and depressed.

Do you ever doubt yourself?

I think it began with the big change in our lives this summer. As many of you know, my daughter and grandson have moved over six thousand km away so she can continue with her dream to become a marine biologist.

While I’m incredibly proud of her, it’s also left a big gap in my days. I’m used to being there for my grandson, often picking him up for lacrosse or hockey or swimming practice.

He’s a key part of our lives and we are lost without him.

I’m empty inside and find it increasingly hard to put words on the page. I hope this is a short term thing, I mean it’s not like I can’t text or FaceTime him whenever I want. But, it’s not the same, either.

I’ve been working on a holiday novella for our Love, Christmas 2 collection set around the theme of our favorite holiday movies. Mine is Mistletoe Inn, taken from the Hallmark® movie, The Mistletoe Inn.

Here’s a short preview

 

For my story I’ve adapted the inn as more of a bed and breakfast with my hero as a scarred, bitter loner that the heroine, Molly McCarty, falls in love with.

 

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Molly McCarty has picked up roots and traveled across the country to run a bed and breakfast with a sweet-sounding old lady. Imagine her surprise when her partner turns out to be a surly, way-to-handsome recluse. It’s too late to back out now, she’ll have to mend his lonely heart in time for the holidays.

I’m enjoying this heartwarming tale, but it’s also making me realize Christmas won’t be the same this year.

 

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Come into our world, where guardian angels protect you, Fountain of Youth water revives you, and supernatural beings comfort you.

 Eight paranormal stories with romance and happy ever after endings by eight award winning and bestselling authors. Enjoy the ride into our mystical fantasies filled with superb entertainment!

His Devious Angel – Mimi Barbour – A gorgeous man-hater gets mixed up with a hotshot soldier when he runs her down with his convertible. Now she’s stuck having to accept help from him and his angel.

The Guardian – Jacquie Biggar – Lucas Carmichael and Scott Anderson had it all, money, fame, and fortune. But one night’s stupid mistake takes everything they thought they cherished and dumps it upside down.
Just My Imagination – Suzanne Jenkins – Sheila spends twenty-four hours nursing the half-frozen handsome stranger who appears at the door of her rustic cabin back to health. The next morning, he’s gone, and Sheila longs for the mysterious Tom Caldwell. Was he ever with her or was it just her imagination?
Time in a Little Blue Bottle – Dani Haviland – The quest for the little blue bottle of Fountain of Youth elixir just got more complicated for Bella. A vampire, Elvis, and Mark Twain are after the same thing, plus her young escort has a crush on her!
Garda ~ Welcome to the Realm – Stacy Eaton – Sometimes decisions in death are as hard as the decisions in life. When Officer Corey Hamilton dies in the line of duty, she trains to be a Guardian, but will her choices change her destiny?
Black Tied – Rachelle Ayala – When ordinary you and the Son of the Kitchen God are all that stand between a playboy apocalypse and true love.
A Knight’s Sorceress – Katy Walters – Tania Roberts searches for her lost love, a search that will take her through time to a distant world of the Tree people, an ancient tribe of Britons who lived and worshipped the mighty trees, a world where Lord Devlin the Black Warrior, encounters Forestyne, the Sorceress.
Honeymoon in Coffinville – Susan Jean Ricci – An ancient, haunted mansion, a white cat with different colored eyes, and more visions than they ever imagined leads lovers Shannon and Rick to wonder if their newly acquired cat is a guardian angel or a creature of darkness.

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Excerpt from The Guardian by Jacquie Biggar

Scott swayed and made a grab for the chair before he did a face plant in front of… of whatever it was standing across the room. A hallucination from the drugs, had to be.

“Bet you never thought you’d be seeing my ugly mug again, did ya?” the apparition asked.

It sounded like his friend. It even looked like Lucas—well, except for the wings. He sealed his eyes shut, but when they re-opened, it was still there sporting a goofy grin.

Maybe he’d hit his head harder than he thought.

“Are ya goin’ to say something?” The creature took a step forward, into the glow from the moon, and Scott sucked in an awed breath. He was beautiful. His iridescent wings folded gracefully against his back creating a frame for his all-too-familiar head. His body was more defined—muscular, like Lucas on steroids. And where the old Lucas preferred dress slacks and shiny shoes, this one wore worn jeans and biker boots.

“I don’t believe this,” Scott whispered, his head shaking violently in denial.

The creature chuckled. “I know, right? Freaking crazy. Me, an angel.”

Well, at least they were in agreement.

“How? Why?” Scott couldn’t articulate what was going through his head right now. How could this be possible? It wasn’t that he didn’t believe in a hereafter—but angels? Even stranger—Lucas as an angel?

The spirit moved nearer and Scott could see the worry etched on his friend’s face as he stared at him. “You better sit down, buddy, you’re looking pretty pale.”

No kidding.

Seeing a ghost tended to do that to a guy.

Scott sidestepped the chair to get a closer look. If he was hallucinating, this was one hell of a dream. He stretched out an unsteady hand and brushed a downy feather, the color of a cotton ball. He looked up and met the hazel gaze he knew as well as his own.

“You’re real.” A hard ball of emotion choked him. Tears leaked down his face. Overwhelmed, he wrapped his arm around Lucas’ neck and dragged him close. “I can’t believe it. You’re here.”

Warm breath whispered near his ear. “I’m so fricken sorry, Scott. So sorry.” Lucas’ arms hugged him back, pinching his ribs, but he didn’t care. He wasn’t alone anymore.

 

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Each title from 20 NY Times, USA Today, and national best-selling author was inspired by a Christmas carol guaranteed to lift your spirits and bring on the holiday cheer. 

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Mimi Barbour – A Wonderful Life – Though Rylee works with troubled teens, can she and an angel help a man living a nightmare?
Leanne Banks – A Royal White Christmas – Can a secret prince be a Christmas wish-come-true for a small-town girl?
Joan Reeves – Brianna’s Season For Miracles – Her seductive persona hides what she’s ashamed of… What will happen if the man she’s fallen for discovers her secret?
Mona Risk – Jingle With My Princess – The doc and the princess… He saves lives, but she may save his heart.
Rebecca York – Can She Get Home for Christmas? – Will a killer stop her from getting home for Christmas?
Jacquie Biggar – Mistletoe Inn – A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love.
Alicia Street – Miracle on Christmas Tree Street – A single mom discovers her business partner is more than he seems.
Nancy Radke – The Holiday (Christmas) – Jodi’s house-swap to Maui came with a small dog and a shipwrecked sailor.
Katy Walters – Letters from the Snowman – The snow revealed a precious love.
Stephanie Queen – Holiday Affair – Melissa goes from riches to rags but will she find gold in a holiday affair?
Aileen Fish – Christmas in Connecticut – Can a wounded warrior learn to trust her celebrity chef crush after discovering his secret?
Rachelle Ayala – A Christmas Creek Carol – A reclusive writer is given a one-star review on her life by characters from her past, present, and future.
Dani Haviland – The Polar Xpress – She prefers dogs to men…until she rescues the doctor.
Traci Hall – Love, Actually (By the Sea) – Two strangers. One intimate night. Reunited a year later, can it actually be love?
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Taylor Lee – The Ref-er-ee – With a family this discombobulated, it will take a referee to save their Christmas.
Donna Fasano – Her Mr. Miracle – It’s Christmas Eve and Veronica is stuck in a nearly deserted seaside town… She needs a miracle.
Cynthia Cooke – A Christmas to Remember – A Christmas storm. Wedding plans in peril. Has a lost love been found?
Susan Jean Ricci – A Joyous Holiday Inn – Can Twigg restore the joy of Christmas to Chloe’s indifferent heart?
Tamara Ferguson – Two Hearts Home for Christmas – Can a long ago promise of love bring two lonely wounded warriors home for Christmas?
Suzanne Jenkins – Christmas with the Clouds – Tracy isn’t interested in love until an unexpected Christmas visitor changes her heart.
Natalie Ann – How Gavin Stole Christmas – Can Jolene help Gavin find the Christmas spirit when he’s the epitome of Mr. Bah Humbug?
Ev Bishop – A Sharla Brown Christmas – For single parents Sharla and Jake, Christmas is the loneliest time of the year…until it’s not.
Alyssa Bailey – In the Spirit of Christmas – Chase can protect Tara from danger, but can he protect his heart?
Stacy Eaton – Finding Love on Christmas Vacation – Christmas isn’t the same for Lucy without her father…until she meets his friend Maverick.
Jen Talty – The Christmas Getaway – A mix-up in reservations leaves a mother and her son to share a cabin with a broken-hearted stranger.

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Do you sigh when you see young lovers embrace? Does your heart sing to know that romance is in the air? Whether it’s love at first sight, affairs of the heart, or a second chance to get it right – our wonderful collection, featuring 9 uplifting love stories, is the perfect place for you to find that springtime magic.

It’s all the sweeter when the Magic Makers are NY Times & USA Today best-selling authors who have chosen these sweet and sassy stories to help you enjoy your happy-ever-after.

BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY, by Mimi Barbour, NYT and USA Today bestselling author: Big girls don’t cry because no one is listening.

HEAL MY HEART, Mona Risk, NYT and USA Today bestselling author: With the help of a baby girl and four little boys, a handsome doctor may teach her the true meaning of love.

TURNAGAIN LOVE, Nancy Radke, USA Today bestselling author: Can she love a man who keeps trying to get her to go away?

MEND ME MEND MY HEART, Suzanne Jenkins, Multi-Award-winning author: Dating again has never crossed Charlotte’s mind, until she takes a fall at the cemetery where her husband is buried bringing the handsome caretaker to her rescue.

SUMMER LOVIN’, Jacquie Biggar, USA Today bestselling author: Can two mismatched lovers find a way past their mistakes?

A KISS UPON A STAR, Tamara Ferguson, Multi-Award-winning author: When fate gives Tim and Emily a second chance, can an air force veteran break through the hardened heart of a rising star?

THE MONARCH AND THE MOM, Leanne Banks, NYT and USA Today bestselling author: A mix-up in the lab means the father of Sophie’s baby is a prince. Can they turn this royal surprise into a forever love?

TOMBOY BRIDE, Alicia Street, USA Today bestselling author: Will he ever see her as a grown woman?

NEVER TOO YOUNG, Dani Haviland, USA Today bestselling author: Their secret marriage was strong enough to withstand deceptions and ruffians, but would time do them in?

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Summer Lovin’ by Jacquie Biggar:

This is a sweet story about Rebecca and Mitch, a separated couple, who married in Vegas secretly on a whim and are living in the same town. Even though it was years prior they never signed divorce papers. One day after Rebecca comes out of the school where she works she encounters a young boy whom she ends up assisting. The boy’s guardian shows up and has a confrontation with Rebecca until Mitch steps in to rescue her. Up until this point, they had managed to avoid each other. They are concerned for the welfare of the boy. Can they make sure this boy is safe and are the sparks between Rebecca and Mitch still there?

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The author has a great cast of characters that the reader can’t help but fall in love with and continue to feel that they know them as friends and neighbors. The town of Tidal Falls is one that the reader is ready to move to in an instant.

There is something special about this novella as it is not just about pre-wedding planning and celebrations or rekindled lost love, but it is also about saving two boys from a life of misery, beatings and deprivation and teaching them what family and true love is really about.

The multiple story lines blend very well together and allows the reader to learn even more about all the characters internally and externally. There is more in-depth feelings and thoughts revealed behind many of the characters. Misunderstandings are revealed and dealt with and the honesty, be it spoken or unspoken, reveals stronger and more realistic characters allowing this novel to feel more open to the reader. A great attribute demonstrated by the author.

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Excerpt from Summer Lovin’ by Jacquie Biggar

Tommy cried all the way home. Not great hiccupping sobs like he’d done in the past when they’d first arrived at his uncle’s house and realized they were worse off now than when their parents died. No, these tears were silent. A steady stream that ran down his face and dripped unheeded off his chin. Tears of despair, of a childhood lost, of faded dreams.

Just for a moment today with that pretty schoolteacher he’d felt something close to peace. Her scent when she’d held him in her arms reminded him of his mom and he hadn’t wanted to let go. But then his uncle had shown up.

He reached the edge of town and looked for the overgrown drive. A broken down gray wooden fence and a lopsided Keep Out sign pointed the way to the old cabin hidden amongst tall spruce trees. The dirt lane was rutted so bad it tossed his bike from side to side but he refused to walk; his uncle had warned them there were snakes in the grass just waiting for little boys. Tommy wasn’t taking any chances.

He pulled up next to the sagging porch and slowly laid his bike on its side, listening for his brother. A soft humming led him to the corner of the building. Jasper sat in the dirt, his scrawny bare back bent over a little toy truck he was using to make roads with in the sand. Tommy sighed his relief, no new marks that he could see. He’d gotten here in time then.

“Hey, brother, whatcha doin’?” He let Jasper know he was there before moving forward.

Jasper jumped up, ready to flee, then realized who’d spoken and cracked a mile wide smile. “Tommy, Tommy you’re back.” He ran and wrapped his arms around his brother and Tommy frowned at how thin they were.

“Did you eat the food I hid for you?” he demanded.

Jasper shrugged, his chin digging a hole in Tommy’s chest. “I wasn’t very hungry,” he mumbled.

Tommy frowned and set him back so he could look him in the eye. “Jas, you gotta eat. We ain’t ever gonna get outta here if you ain’t strong enough to run.”

Jasper’s eyes lit with hope. “Can we go now? Can we, huh?”

Tommy cursed his big mouth. Why’d he go and say anything? “No. We can’t go until we have a plan.” Jasper’s lips wobbled and Tommy changed the subject. “Show me the roads you’ve been building.”

It worked, for now. Jasper trotted over and sprawled out on his belly, reaching for the little blue car he’d been playing with. “Wait ‘til you see this. I made a hill and my car flies,” he said, his voice filled with excitement.

Tommy followed more slowly, his mind on that nice teacher. Why couldn’t someone like her have taken them in? He missed his mom so bad and yet sometimes he got scared because he couldn’t quite picture her in his head anymore. The teacher reminded him of her though. She smelled good too and had a pretty dress. His mom always wore nice clothes; she said she liked to look pretty for her boys. Man, he missed her. She’d know what to do right now because he sure didn’t. The only thing he did know for certain was that he’d promised to take care of his brother and he darn sure was going to.

The rumble of a vehicle coming up the drive had both boys scrambling for cover. A ratty blue tarp hanging over a pile of scrap metal nearby did the job, though it was a tight fit. Their uncle had warned them often enough to keep outta sight of strangers.

“Who is it?” Jasper asked, his voice squeaky with a mix of fear and excitement.

“Shh, we’ll know soon enough,” Tommy whispered. “Just keep quiet, okay?”

The rattle as the engine shut down told him who it was even before the tinny door slammed shut and his uncle stomped around the corner looking like the axeman from Snow White.

“Where the hell are you hiding, you stupid little shits?” he roared. His heavy work boots kicked up tufts of dust as he circled the yard in search of them. He glanced at Jasper’s toy car, reached down, picked it up, and sent it flying into the bushes.

Jasper whimpered but thankfully held silent, his body vibrating so hard the tarp rattled. Tommy jerked him away, pulling him up against his own shaking body. He was so scared he needed to pee.