INTERVIEWS & HEADLINES
The Pirate's Jewel
by Ruth A. Casie | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for THE PIRATE'S JEWEL?

Have you ever read a book with secondary characters that scream for a story of their own? Or better yet, characters you want to know more about. Wesley Reynolds and Darla Maxwell, the central characters of The Pirate's Jewel are the parents of Lisbeth Reynolds, the heroine in my story, The Guardian's Witch. They have a small part in the story and begged for one of their own.

Q: I understand it's set in the world of the series Pirates of Britannia. What's...

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The Highland Renegade
by Amy Jarecki | Interview

HEADLINES

No Angels For Christmas
A heartwarming Christmas story to grab your heart and not let go... Book #2—The Mystery Angel Romances Series Free on Kindle Unlimited! "5 Stars... McCarty just keeps getting better and better with her storytelling and characters... The mystery and suspense in the book are fantastic...." —Tome Tender "5 Stars... As with book one, I did not guess the angels... a wonderful story..." —Paranormal Romance Guild "... a page turning thriller that will keep you interested to the end... The characters get under your skin and refuse to let go..." —My Reading Journeys "5 Stars... A well written story line that will grab you by the throat..." —Evonne / Ebook Discovery No Angels for Christmas. . . a cozy romantic mystery with suspense. . . an angel hidden in every book, waiting for the reader to figure out who . . . Child psychologist Rachel Kelly isn't quite sure how to handle the situation with her newest client -- a six-year-old boy who says he can talk to angels and one is coming to help Rachel. She already has her hands full of trouble this Christmas season, and things quickly take a turn for the worse when a stalker crashes Rachel's Christmas party and takes her young clients hostage. Police negotiator, Lt. Jake Dillon, walked away from his fiancée Rachel when she suddenly balked at having kids. His kids. Yet when the hostage crisis erupts, Rachel calls Jake first. Now he has a choice to make -- stand back and wait for the cavalry to save Rachel or step in and try to save her himself. Time is running out, and Jake may be their only chance for rescue. Unless Rachel's little angel-spying client is telling the truth…
Legacy Of The Stars
Erotic Romance with a sci-fi twist. He wasn't supposed to love her, but he did. Love knows no boundaries, even a distance we aren't able to span.
Dark Romantic Suspense New Release
They think they can break her. But if life hasn't succeeded, how can four men? Now she'll fight for freedom -- and revenge. ~ Terror and forbidden desire stalk the heart of the Australian Outback ~ A trip to the beach with her elementary school class turns into teacher Kayla Petrovic's worst nightmare. Abducted. Held for ransom. For years, Kayla's believed she's nothing more than the whore of her alcoholic mother's taunts, trading her body for a roof, clothes, and money, using men's hearts to heal her emptiness. But when the kidnappers threaten her students, she'll sacrifice everything, including the last vestige of her self-respect, to save them. Hardened army veteran, Captain Nick West, bears his own scars--not all of them visible. He knows how to handle a world turned to shit. He'll get in, retrieve the hostages, and get out, doing little damage--except to the kidnappers. They're fair game. What he doesn't expect is the kick in the chest--worse than the recoil on a sniper's rifle--of recognizing there's something special about the woman he rescues. But, after years of avoiding weakness, he's sure as hell not interested in her. Love is a flaw he cannot permit. Refusing to be labeled a victim, but haunted by PTSD-induced nightmares and ashamed of her illicit desire for Nick, Kayla craves the sweet release of a blade. When a kidnapper tracks her down, hell-bent on revenge, will she find the strength to cast off the demons of her past and save not only herself, but the one man she may be able to love? MALICIOUS DESIRE is now available worldwide in print and ebook (Australian paperback customers use amazon.com, not amazon.com.au)
Betting On Cinderella
Book #2—The Cinderella Romances Series Fall in love with the fairy tale all over again... Free on Kindle Unlimited! "5 Stars... NOR Top Pick!...Wow what a story!...a fast paced fairy tale that will keep you guessing till the end...gives us fairy tale re-write fans a new twist on Cinderella. I loved it!..." —Night Owl Reviews "5 Stars... The characters attracted me instantly...I gave this one a full five hearts for touching mine several times!..." —Romance Authors That Rock "5 Stars... this book was chock full of surprises that I can honestly say I never saw coming..." —Paranormal Romance Guild "5 Stars... Priceless, sigh worthy, shocking and simply magical, because this is a fairytale romance, and anything goes... A fun read that's like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day!..." —Tome Tender Garrett Tucker inherits his grandfather's casino empire and steps into the reclusive billionaire's shoes as the "Prince of Vegas." His first act is to buy a bankrupt casino in Biloxi. When he discovers embezzling in his new operation, Garrett goes in undercover. His prime suspect is the new finance supervisor—the spitfire brunette who stole his heart at first sight. Andi Ryan moves to Biloxi to care for her godmother and takes a job as finance supervisor for the renovated Bayou Princess casino. She discovers someone is skimming from the till and starts her own investigation, worried she will be blamed for the theft when the new owner discovers her godmother has a gambling addiction. Garrett's rival Vegas competitor has sent a spy in to ruin the Bayou Princess, and Garrett and Andi are forced to work together to prove her innocence and discover the identity of their casino spy.

BOOK REVIEWS
More Than A Rogue


4.5 stars Six years ago, Emily Howard was being courted by Lord Langdon, and was expecting a marriage proposal. When Emily's overbearing mother became impatient, and confronted Langdon about his intentions, she only succeeded in scaring him off. He...

Wolf Instinct
| Contemporary Romance

This far down the series, you'd be hard-pressed to wonder what Paige Tyler has up her sleeve when it comes to expanding (slowly but surely) the SWAT universe. The holding pattern is admittedly still there: each books typically features a SWAT werewolf's...

Colton on the Run
| Romantic Suspense/Mystery

COLTON ON THE RUN (Coltons of Roaring Springs Book 9) by Anna J. Stewart is a new Harlequin Romantic Suspense that I could not stop reading. Ms. Stuart had me completely engrossed in Skye Colton's story and the strong rancher who will do anything to protect...

Say You Still Love Me
| Contemporary Romance

The rich girl--entitled and privileged and knows it while walking the fine line between being smug and modest about her status--with a guy on the wrong side of the tracks come together during a fateful summer camp? It sounds partway like Grease with a...

Beach Wedding Weekend
| Contemporary Romance

Paige is a hopeless romantic. So much so that she's a wedding coordinator, where she strives to make sure each couple gets their dream wedding. Unfortunately, her love of romance hasn't translated to her own life. Thinking she's in love with Brody, she's...

The MacInnes Affair
| Historical Romance

THE MacINNES AFFAIR by Blair McDowell is a contemporary romance intertwined with a historical romance with a mystery subplot. The present MacInnes and Glendenning investigate a mystery and the history tied to their MacInnes and Glendenning 19th century...

Hypnotizing Beat (Discord's Desire #2)
| Paranormal Romance

HYPNOTIZING BEAT is the second book in the Discord's Desire series, and we reunite with our notorious rockers. We find out that Kieran and Liz are blissfully happy still, but Trev is edging closer to the edge with every sleepless night. Of course, the...

TORCH (a gargoyle shifter / werewolf romance)
| Paranormal Romance

A well delivered story, TORCH is book 9 in the Underground Encounters series by Lisa Carlisle. Mattias and Rachel are well-suited, wonderful characters and joined by an engaging support cast that made for an enticing read.

The Art of French Kissing
| Contemporary Romance

The blurb got me interested--two rival teens in a cooking competition? Sounds fun. The banter between Carter and Reid certainly was, the mean tricks they played on each other certainly typical of immature teens, and it was interesting to read about a...

Betraying the Billionaire
| Contemporary Romance

I love BETRAYING THE BILLIONAIRE! We see a heroine who came into her own, who changed the way she saw herself by the end, and the romance was absolutely romantic! Julian was to-die-for. He's so sweet and thoughtful and protective, and it was a joy to...

Saved Between the Sheets
| Erotic Romance

SAVED BETWEEN THE SHEETS is a collection of stories, all revolving around the world of Superheroes. Some are 'for real', whilst others aren't--one involves a costume of someone going to a KinkCon. Whether it is Reverse Harem, or BDSM, or just plain...

Top Secret
| LGBTQ

In a rivals-to-lovers frat house story, Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen head straight into M/M territory after Him and Us (one of my first few and most memorable stories) once again and I'd be lying to say that I wasn't excited about this rushed announcement...

Kings Rising
| LGBTQ

KINGS RISING left my head spinning and it is a thrilling conclusion to the series really, as C.S Pacat pushes the envelope with court machinations, battle strategies (on and off field). Or rather, it's akin to following a game of chess as the pieces are...

Arctic Wild
| LGBTQ

ARCTIC WILD is the second book in the Frozen Hearts series, and I am happy to report that Griffin and River make a cameo appearance. This book is all about Reuben and Toby though. Reuben goes on the trip initially to prove to his friend that he will,...

Captive Prince
| LGBTQ

When I finally got my claws embedded in CAPTIVE PRINCE, I hadn't expected that it would have taken me a few years to read after C.S. Pacat's name spread like wildfire. But better late than never and as good books are, they reel you in, sink deep into...

A Chip and a Chair
| LGBTQ

The final instalment of the Seven of Spades series remain as full of action and love as its companions. It was an absolute thrill. High on action and mystery, it was a perfect final chapter for this amazing series. While Levi and Dominic are trying...

Red, White & Royal Blue
| LGBTQ

RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE is an indulgent afternoon fix, really, but so unique in its application of the British royals and American 'royalty' in romantic fiction. Enemies-to-lovers, diversity in politics (or diversity full-stop), bisexuality, blended-families...

The Alpha Wolf's Mate
| Erotic Romance

THE ALPHA WOLF'S MATE appears to be a standalone, although it could quite easily be turned into a series, as there are a number of characters I want to hear more about. Serena is heading towards her new job when her car breaks down... at night... on...

Reverb
| LGBTQ

I think Anna Zabo goes where not many mainstream authors tread, where sexuality (and what it means) is put to the forefront of the Twisted Wishes series. REVERB on the surface might seem like an M/F book as opposed to the first to M/M ones, but I've always...

Heat Stroke
| LGBTQ

Three lifeguard brothers, 3 different stories, all long beach-centric. I've not read the first book but I'm eternally grateful that Tessa Bailey has done something different with Jamie's story, and seeing how seldom she ventures into M/M territory just...

The Serpent's Kiss
| LGBTQ

THE SERPENT'S KISS is the seventh book in the Scandalous Seductions series, although I haven't read any of the previous books. Bella is going back home, accompanied by Lord Pennerly, to be a godmother for her deceased friend's daughter. Lucerne, a...

Good With His Hands
| Erotic Romance

GOOD WITH HIS HANDS is a quick read, centering around an unexpected encounter in the wilderness. The story is charming with likeable characters and a cute, sexy storyline.

Play It Again
| LGBTQ

PLAY IT AGAIN is a charming romance between a blind youtuber and an Irish gamer. The long distance between them and the fact that they don't know each other in person, isn't an impediment for them to fall madly in love for each other. Dovid is a youtuber...

A Werewolf State of Mind
| Erotic Romance

A psychiatrist and a patient that are more than you can see. A WEREWOLF STATE OF MIND has delightful characters with great interaction. I enjoyed this story. The characters' openness and romantic development were well delivered, leaving me wanting...

Overture
| Erotic Romance

Skye Warren's daring forbidden themes have been my catnip for a while and I jumped on OVERTURE for this very reason. A warning caveat about the edginess of this story: Ms. Warren respects the consensual age limit, though the age-gap between guardian and...

Overture
| Erotic Romance

OVERTURE, the premier novel in Skye Warren's North Security series, captivates with complex characters and taboo eroticism. Ms. Warren combines the worlds of classical musicians and ex-military mercenaries to create a seductive story that is as suspenseful...

Notorious in a Kilt
| Erotic Romance

NOTORIOUS IN A KILT (Hot Scots #5) by Anna Durand is a smokin' hot contemporary second chance romance. This entire series of sexy Scottish brothers and cousins is easy to read and entertaining. Each book can be read as a standalone although it was fun...

Wicked Chemistry
| Erotic Romance

Eden Margaret Fijalkowski has always been the good girl. Not one to (generally) break the rules, when she moves to Texas to take a full-time job teaching high school sciences, she suddenly finds herself willing to break all the rules. Mason (Mace)...

Year of the Demon
| Erotic Romance

YEAR OF THE DEMON by Tara Fox Hall picks up almost where A GOOD YEAR leaves off and we are back in the lives of Debbie and her demon lover, Shaker, who is in the body of action star, Jett Black. Are you with me? Sounds a bit like a soap opera, which fits...

Overture
| Erotic Romance

Losing her family at a young age, violin prodigy Samantha Brooks, is taken in by Liam North, head of North Security. As Samantha's skills as a violinist increase, so does her infatuation with Liam, which grows during their six years together. But there...

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MEET THE AUTHORS
Dianne Duvall
USA

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones series. Audible chose her last release, Awaken the Darkness, as one of the Top 5 Best Paranormal Romances of 2018. Reviewers have called...

Kristy McCaffrey
Arizona

Kristy McCaffrey writes contemporary adventure stories packed with smoldering romance and spine-tingling suspense, as well as award-winning historical western romances brimming with grit and emotion. Her work is filled with compelling heroes, determined...

Elizabeth Harmon


"If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it." Toni Morrison's great quote perfectly describes my state of mind during Labor Day weekend, 2009. After an idyllic reading summer that rekindled...

David Wilson
North Carolina, USA

DAVID NIALL WILSON has been writing and publishing horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction since the mid-eighties. Former President of the Horror Writers Association and multiple recipient of the Bram Stoker Award, his novels include Maelstrom, The...

Delaney Diamond
Atlanta, GA

Delaney Diamond is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sweet, sensual, passionate romance novels, born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She reads romance novels, mysteries, thrillers, and a fair amount of nonfiction. When she's not busy reading...

Sheri Lynn
Alabama, USA

I grew up an Army brat, so my childhood involved moving every three years. However, truly a southern gal, I currently reside in Alabama with my husband, two Chihuahuas, a mean cat, turtle, and a teenage daughter. I have two sons, who live on their own,...


MEET THE REVIEWERS
Cafinated Reads
North Carolina, USA

We're a review site that is determined to show readers how much we love romance and reading New Adult and Adult fiction, and everything about that world. Cafinated Reads has been an active blog since August 2009, and hosts a multitude of genres, with...

Veronica Marie Beaumont


I'm an avid reader and aspiring romance writer. I reside in the midwest, but I have deep southern roots--which explains my appreciation of great food, sensual experiences, epic tales, adventure and romance.

BookAddict
USA

I'm a voracious bibliophile who enjoys getting lost in worlds created by others. One day I could be a mermaid; the next a vampire hunter. Books transport me away from the daily grind. The best authors make me want to stay in the world they create,...

Susan Mac Nicol
London UK

Susan writes steamy, sexy and fun contemporary gay romance stories, some suspenseful, some gritty and dark, and others just plain ahhhh. She loves being part of 'stuff' and embraces challenges, finding it difficult to say no to exciting ventures. That's...


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Magick & Moonlight
Ethan Hamilton moves to a lazy little town in Oregon, hoping to escape his demons. But, instead he discovers a woman dancing nude in the moonlight. This woman who claims she is a witch dazzles him with her sensual presence. He thinks she's crazy, but what if she's not?
Ambush In The Everglades
New Release! Only $1.99! Free on Kindle Unlimited! "5 Stars... couldn't read fast enough to find out what awaited them in this well-written, romantic adventure... An excellent summer read!..." —Author Joanne Guidoccio "5 Stars... author did an amazing job of bringing the Everglades to life... Suspense, secrets, betrayals, lies and romance, I can't think of anything I could want more in a book...." —Paranormal Romance Guild "5 Stars... McCarty knows how to build a tale that grows and explodes with action, suspense and of course, the possibility of that perfect love...." —Tome Tender "5 Stars... I would definitely recommend this book to others and will be buying a paperback for my shelf collection because I liked it that much!!!..." —Net Galley Reviewer/Stephanie Plenty of action-adventure in this romantic-suspense tale. Photographer Kayli Heddon is given the biggest assignment of her career—a photo essay on the Everglades Restoration—and a special airboat safari is arranged, so Kayli can get her pictures. What she doesn't count on is being stranded alone in the Everglades with her handsome and unpredictable airboat guide. Kayli is forced to learn some tough lessons. Trust means everything in the dangerous River of Grass, and a skilled partner makes all the difference in your survival. Skye Landers takes the airboat safari gig as a favor to his cousin who is called out of town. Skye doesn't expect the governor's photographer to catch his eye, but Kayli Heddon is unlike any woman he has ever met. He knows he should keep his distance, but common sense flies out the window whenever she gets near. Unfortunately, Kayli thinks honesty is the most important thing in a relationship—any relationship—and Skye Landers is a fraud. When secrets surface from his past, Kayli and Skye are soon on the run from more than just alligators.
Cinderella Busted
Book #1—The Cinderella Romances Series Fall in love with the fairy tale all over again... Free on Kindle Unlimited! "5 Stars... What a wonderful story! I absolutely adored the characters..." --The Romance Reviews "5 Stars... I just fell in love with all the characters..." --Once upon an Alpha Reviews "4.5 Stars... well written story with so many twists and turns..." --Long and Short Reviews "4.4 Stars... cleverly written, heart-warming and entertaining..." --The Kindle Book Review "4 Stars... one heck of a story that'll leave you saying 'wow' when it's all said and done..." --Night Owl Reviews Cinderella's fairy tale moves to Jupiter Island, Florida where Lily Foster, owner of an eclectic landscape nursery, is mistaken for a wealthy socialite by billionaire resort developer Rhett Buchanan. Overdue for a little romance in her life, Lily is anxious for one fabulous date with her handsome prince, so she cultivates her inadvertent masquerade. Rhett Buchanan has become jaded with the Palm Beach social scene, dominated by scheming women desperate for more money -- his money. Rhett falls hard when he meets Lily Foster. She is a breath of fresh air after the smog of gold diggers constantly surrounding him. For Rhett and Lily, it's love at first sight until her deception comes to light and pitches their relationship into a disastrous tailspin. Well-meaning friends are determined to intercede and resort to inept high jinks to reunite the estranged couple while a wicked ex-girlfriend plays dirty to keep the couple apart.
The Angel And The Seal
New Release! Free on Kindle Unlimited! Book #3—The Mystery Angel Romances Series "5 Stars... will pull at your heartstrings and make your pulse pound... Beautiful storytelling, characters with real flaws, and some incredible heroes rising to the occasion!... I love this series!..." --Tome Tender "5 Stars... We have ourselves a hero for the ages... I could not put this one down... a must read for those into military men, gutsy women..." --Wild Women Reviews "5+ Stars... loved every minute reading this book. ... The ending made me cry buckets. So heartfelt, so honest, so real... Highly recommend!..." --N. N. Light's Book Heaven "5 Stars... an intense, action packed story with lots of twists and turns... The reader will have a hard time putting this book down..." --Linda / Ebook Discovery The Angel and the SEAL . . . a cozy mystery with romantic suspense from the Mystery Angel Romances series. An angel hidden in every book waiting for you to figure out who . . . Navy SEAL Sean MacKay's teammate is murdered after stealing a deadly nerve-gas formula from Syrian terrorists. Naval Intelligence believes MacKay's teammate was a traitor and shipped the stolen formula to his sister in the states for safekeeping. MacKay is given orders to find the sister before the terrorists do and to retrieve the stolen formula at all costs. Foreclosure looms for Cory Rigatero as she fights to keep her rustic resort near Mt. St. Helens afloat after her brother deserted her to join the SEAL Teams. Cory's whole world dives into a tailspin when Sean MacKay shows up at her resort with the news of her brother's death and the wild suspicion her brother may have sent her traitorous classified documents. No way will Cory trust MacKay—the man who once seduced her and then vanished into the night without a trace.
The Smuggler's Escape
To escape the guillotine, Noelle de Vallon takes refuge with her aunt in England. Determined to make her own way, she joins the local smugglers, but when their plans are uncovered, Richard, Lord Boltwood steps out of the shadows to save her. Too bad he's the last man on earth she ever wanted to see again. Years ago, Richard Boltwood's plan to marry Noelle was foiled when his ruthless father shipped him to the Continent to work in espionage. But with the old man at death's door, Richard returns to England with one final mission: to catch a spy. And Noelle is the prime suspect. Noelle needs Richard's help, but how can she ever trust the man who abandoned her? And how can Richard catch the real culprit while protecting the woman who stole his heart and won't forgive him for breaking hers?
No Cowboys No Angels
Book #1—The Mystery Angel Romances Series Free on Kindle Unlimited! "5 Stars... This was a wonderful book and I read it in one sitting... Surprises, secrets, romance, and suspense, what more can you want!..." —Paranormal Romance Guild "5 Stars... A tearjerker!... characters are rich and full, layered and complex. This one's a winner!..." —Wild Women Reviews "5 Stars... This book, y'all... so much that I absolutely loved about it... At times, I swooned, gasped, laughed and generally had a great time reading... fast becoming one of my favorite authors. Just saying…" —Harlie's Books "5 Stars... a creative storyline, fantastic writing style with meticulous and vivid scenes, well-developed characters... keeps you completely entertained through the last page ..." —Fabulous and Brunette No Cowboys No Angels... a cozy romantic mystery with suspense... an angel hidden in every book, waiting for the reader to figure out who... Kellen Brand's inheritance turns out to be a whopper—one dilapidated farm in West Virginia and one guardian angel! Since Kellen is convinced no sane woman would choose to live in Riverside, she vows to sell her farm and quick. Her handsome neighbor Luke Thornton must block the farm sale or risk exposure of his family's secrets. While Kellen has located one potential buyer, she faces a town full of objectors. Someone is trying to frighten her off, and Luke is forced to step in and rescue her more than once. Unfortunately, Kellen can't seem to stay out of trouble. She stumbles onto a clandestine hazardous-waste-dumping operation next to her farm, and she prays Luke has one more rescue up his sleeve. It's her only hope of staying alive. Unless her mother really did leave her a guardian angel…
Duke Du Jour
Book #1--The Lords in Time Series Regency Romance "5 Stars... Duke du Jour is just delightful reading, period!...this twisted tale of time will captivate readers from start to finish!... one time travel read that no one could resist!..." --Tome Tender Book Blog "5+ Stars... Duke du Jour is Outlander meets Downton Abbey in lush Regency England...I was sad when it ended, and I wanted more!..." --N. N. Light's Book Heaven "5 Stars... I was sucked in right from the beginning and didn't want to stop..." --Dreams and Screams Bookaholics "5 Stars... Overall, I just flat out loved this book... I will definitely re-read this book again. Yes, it's that good..." --Harlie's Books "5 Stars... I'm very impressed... Fans of time travel and romance will definitely enjoy this book. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series..." --Two Ends of the Pen Jared Langley, thirteenth Duke of Reston, tumbles into a dilapidated fountain in an overgrown section of his ducal estate and awakens in 1816. Reston servants and local villagers think him a dead ringer for his namesake and rakehell ancestor—the seventh Duke of Reston, gone missing at the Battle of Waterloo. Unfortunately, Seven got mixed up with French spies out to assassinate the Duke of Wellington, and an unwary Jared ends up in their crosshairs. Lady Ariana Hart has loved Jared Langley since she was twelve years old, until the night the rogue broke her heart. Given up for dead, her rakish neighbor makes a miraculous return from France—only he shows up a changed man and threatens to reignite all the feelings Ariana had long ago buried. Jared is in a race against time. He must waylay the suspicions of his quirky servants and neighbors, get to Wellington before the French spies do, fix his fountain—before Seven shows up—so Jared has a way home, and definitely not fall in love with the beautiful Ariana Hart.
Par For Cinderella
Book #3—The Cinderella Romances Series Fall in love with the fairy tale all over again... Free on Kindle Unlimited! "5 Stars... this take on the fabled tale is unlike any you have read before!...quirky characters that will make you laugh out loud!..." —Tome Tender "5 Stars... I was hooked from the first page, and this is definitely a re-read for me. Oh yes, a must..." —Harlie's Books "4 ½ Stars... NOR Top Pick!...intriguing secondary characters that I know you will enjoy... you're in for a story of love, happiness, and life's hard lessons..." —Night Owl Reviews "5 Stars... an awesome book, full of action and passion and so much romantic tension. I loved it. Five stars!..." —Emily Carrington Book Reviews Billionaire Aidan Cross longs to escape his life of celebrity and become a regular guy, if only for a brief time. His chance comes when his yacht breaks down near quaint Cypress Key, Florida—the site of his planned five-star golf resort. The golf resort no one in town wants. Casey Stuart has given up her dream of escaping to the big city. She refuses to desert her uncle, even when he hires the new stranger in town to replace her at their golf course. Casey vows to steer clear of the stranger called Aidan and the danger their inescapable chemistry provokes. Aidan's stay is temporary, and falling for him promises only heartbreak. When Casey discovers Cypress Key's mayor is making underhanded business deals, she ends up on the wrong side of the powerful autocrat. Aidan steps in to rescue her, but secrets from his past threaten to bogey their new-found relationship.
Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd.
Retired First Nations Temporal Agent Wilda just wants to run her Toronto shop, garb Time Tourists, and send them on their merry way into the past. She finds contentment in her cat, her sarcasm, and her whiskey. All that changes when a deathly ill Traveller literally fell onto her doorstep, setting off a chain of events which forces her to return to the job she'd retired from decades before. The Agency sends her and her assistant, Mattea, back into three dangerous eras of history to find the disease vector threatening the life of every modern Traveller. She searches through a teeming desert bazaar amongst the luxury of the court of Mansa Musa. She explores the dark forests of pre-Columbian America, fighting against the heartbreak of true love. She gets entangled in the convoluted politics of twelfth century Norse-ruled Orkney, sifting through the horrific carnage of a murdered village. If Wilda can't return in time with the right pathogen, the modern scientists can't synthesize a cure for the disease before all the Travellers fall ill. She has to navigate politics, bandits, camels, and midnight coup d'etats, complete her mission, and return to the present, or lose herself in the depths of her own purposely-forgotten past.
Perseverance
At eighteen, a difficult childhood drove Larkin James from her Georgia hometown with the vow never to return. Eleven years later, news of her ailing mother forces Larkin back, knowing she'll face her demons. Jeremy Henderson fights to salvage his relationship with his daughter after a tragedy changes her forever. Larkin, a friend from his youth, reaches out to his daughter, giving him glimpses of the child she once was. Larkin struggles to do right by a mother who never wanted her. She battles ghosts from a childhood filled with more anguish than any child should endure. Added to her conflict is a renewed desire for Jeremy, who she resists letting inside the walls she's erected. Will the turmoil of moving home suck her so far back into her past she breaks, or can people who care reach her before regrets propel her across the country?
Past Storm And Fire
Escape can embolden your soul - or destroy it. Val Masterson created Vigdis in order to escape the drudgery of her life. Instead, Vigdis starts living it. Val and Karl's house is destroyed by a hurricane and her husband reveals he can't have children. These catalysts inspire her to write a historical romance novel set in Iceland, rife with sorcery, sexy Vikings, a big family, and a volcano. Val's dreams reveal historical details she can't possibly know, details which prove to be factual, which both frightens and intrigues her. Her obsession with writing puts a strain on her already troubled marriage, but she's terrified of being on her own. In her novel, Val becomes Vigdis. She evades two amorous brothers and their sorcerous, drunken father. The brothers fight a duel, forcing her to make a very public choice between them. Their father refuses to bide by her choice and tries to use black magic to enchant her. A volcanic eruption throws their entire world into ash and fire. The line between past and present grow blurred as Vigdis lives everything Val dreams of - true love, children, and family. An attractive Icelandic professor of history helps Val investigate the history behind her visions, but her husband draws the line - give up her writing or he'll leave. Val must decide whether to resurrect the shambles of her marriage or take her chance in Iceland to discover if her dreams truly do come from the past. Can she find vicarious solace and satisfaction in her fictional creation? Or will the escape take over and subsume her?
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