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Must Have Faith
by Deborah Garland | Interview

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Q: MUST HAVE FAITH is book #2 of the Darling Cove Series. Where did you get your inspiration for this series? How are the books tied together?

I hadn't set out to write a series. I wrote, Must Love Fashion, but at the time it was called, Wishing on Italian Stars. I had all the ingredients for a series in that first book; a small town and a close-knit family but I hadn't intended for them to have their own books. I'm a member of the Long Island Romance Writers, and an editor was coming to one of our meetings to coach us how to pitch a series....

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Batiste
by Victoria Danann | Interview
Dangerous
by Tory Richards | Interview
Murder Notes
by Lisa Renee Jones | Interview
It's Complicated
by Nikki Prince | Interview

HEADLINES

Malevolent, A Kendra Spark Novel
Kendra Spark, suspense-mystery writer and communicator with the dead, signs on to the next FBI Special Task Force case, trafficked girls that are marked to lose their souls. Jenna Powers, ghostified criminal analyst, sticks close to the case as she and Kendra are also marked by the same malevolent supernatural force. Derek Knight, lead FBI Agent on this case, learns of the malevolent entity and the deeper paranormal realm of danger. Kendra's unfiltered feelings for Derek struggle to take a backseat, and as the menacing threat grows more intense, so does her passion for Derek. Derek faces uncertainties he's never dealt with in his past, like malicious entities and the loss of his heart to love. How can he protect Kendra against forces he can't see? As boundless supernatural danger intertwines with the future reality of the trafficked teens, Kendra and Jenna realize only they can shoulder the rescue by calling in a voodoo priestess…
In His Keeping: Taken
On sale! Only 99₵ until Sept. 5th Sylvie Jenkins has fallen on hard times. She's lost her job, her apartment, and is down to her last can of peas! Desperate, she agrees to take a job with reclusive writer Connor Hudson at his isolated mountain retreat in upstate New York. Sylvie assumes he's a poser, a writer wannabe. She has no idea he's actually a bestselling author and billionaire entrepreneur. Their first encounter proves disastrous. He greets her in all his naked glory; and shocked, she faints dead away. Sylvie's convinced her employer is a pervert. But she can't leave…she has no money and no prospects. She needs the job. She'll just have to try to make the best of it. Mr. Hudson is a dour, dominant, and demanding boss. He issues orders and expects her to obey them, but Sylvie has a rebellious streak and gives him a hard time. She doesn't like playing power games, especially not with him. She bristles at his condescending attitude toward women in general and her in particular. As far as she's concerned Connor Hudson though male model handsome is a jackass. Connor can't believe the cheek of this sassy little imp! He's used to women fawning all over him, begging to do his bidding. But his wealth and position don't impress or intimidate her. He finds her indifference toward him intriguing. He's never known a woman who didn't welcome his advances…until Sylvie. She ignores him, when she isn't arguing, or cursing him under her breath. This alpha male decides his feisty assistant needs taming. And he's just the man to do it. He's determined to make her obedient, respectful, and submissive. Sylvie eventually succumbs to his charms and against her better judgement finds herself falling in love with Connor. But something's wrong. He says he can't love her. Not now! Not ever! He's keeping secrets. The cops think he's a serial killer. People who love him die...violently. Is he a cold-blooded killer?
Little Girl Lost
Wyoming sheriff Zac McHenry is fit to be tied. A new "working girl" just showed up at a local truck stop, ruining his stakeout. There's been an influx of transients passing through his county lately. Bringing an epidemic of drugs, crime, and vice with them. The last thing he wants is another hooker setting up shop in town. He's determined to send her packing. He's 6' 4" and she's a little bit of a thing…how hard could it be? Turns out getting rid of her isn't as easy as he thought. When he barges into her motel room, she thinks he's an attacker and wallops him with her purse. She's arrested for assaulting an officer and hauled off to jail. Zac soon realizes things aren't what they seem. Ali Bellabonafortuna is no hooker. She's a youth librarian from upstate New York. Much to Zac's chagrin, Ali is well connected. She knows several state and federal judges who intercede on her behalf. He's forced to let her go. Thinking she'll leave as soon as she's released, he checks her out of her motel room, but Ali's not going anywhere. She's staking out the truck stop too, looking for the man who picked up a 13-year-old runaway named Peeky. The girl participated in a program for at-risk teens at Ali's library. She disappeared from the truck stop a week ago and hasn't been heard from since. Ali's not leaving until she finds her. There's a rodeo in town and her room's already been rented out. In fact, there are no rooms to be found anywhere in the area for the next four days. Ali's temporarily homeless and its Zac's fault! There's only one thing to do—she'll just have to move in with him until another room opens up. Zac thinks his houseguest is a foulmouthed, ill-behaved hellion. Ali thinks he's an interfering, arrogant bully. But when they work together to investigate a case of kidnapping, human trafficking, and murder...sparks begin to fly. Is this any way to start a romance?
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The Eagle and the Fox
| LGBTQ

THE EAGLE AND THE FOX is the first book in the Snowy Range Mystery series. The story is about two adult males, a young girl, and her secret boyfriend. The two adult men, Josiah and Marcus, have known each other for years, but only to 'grunt' to each...

The MacTaggart Brothers Trilogy (Hot Scots, Books 1-3)
| Erotic Romance

I've a thing for Scots ever since I became addicted to Outlander, and when I saw this book and read the description, I knew I had to try it. And, I was definitely not disappointed, because let me tell you: Holy Scotsmen, Batman! These 3 books were absolutely...

Black Cat Security
| Erotic Romance

I have to admit that when I picked this story, I had no idea what I would be reading, as I got hooked on the title and didn't go past it before clicking "request". This was a compelling story that I found intriguing and read it over two sittings. Likes:...

Mission: Her Protection
| Contemporary Romance

Team 52 is Anna Hackett's spin-off from her Treasure Hunter Security series, so expect the storylines to be written in a similar vein: adventure-driven with some suspense included as this mysterious team goes off the books to retrieve dangerous (read:...

How To Train Your Baron
| Historical Romance

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR BARON (What Happens in the Ballroom #1) by Diana Lloyd is a historical romance with a mystery of suspicious deaths in the hero's family and a naïve heroine who seeks adventure, but ends up in hilarious situations. This entertaining story...

Flip the Beat
| Erotic Romance

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Spinning Silver
| Fantasy Romance

SPINNING SILVER is a captivating fantasy read. I couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting. Basically, it's a retelling of Rumpeltstiltskin, with Miryem as the heroine who can spin silver into gold, whether in our world or the world of the Staryk...

A Scottish Duke for Christmas
| Historical Romance

Caroline Hastings fell in love with Ewan Radley, Duke of Strathmore, when they were courting, and he appeared to be well on his way to falling as well. Then Beatrice, Caroline's older sister entered the picture, and blatantly seduced Ewan away. Ewan felt...

What I've Done
| Contemporary Romance

Melinda Leigh's Morgan Dane juggernaut of a series goes on strong with no sign of abating and I for one, am glad for it. With little of the unnecessary (and sometimes over-exggerated) drama as her stalwart, arse-kicking protagonists who go from strength...

Protected: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella
| Romantic Suspense/Mystery

When Geneva Harris broke things off with Wade Rycroft back in high school, he left the ranch for the Army and didn't look back. Now a McKay-Taggart operative, when he comes home to attend his brother's wedding and finds out the town has alienated his...

Counterpoint
| LGBTQ

I've always been intrigued by Dom Bradley, or at least, with the sexy but untouchable stage persona he assumes that has helped become a weapon against his shyness when performing. And it was more than an inkling that COUNTERPOINT would be a book that...

Undercover: City of Seduction
| Erotic Romance

UNDERCOVER: CITY OF SEDUCTION by Vivien Clark is the beginning of a romantic suspense series, I assume, because it is not described as such, but it leaves you on a huge cliff-hanger. FBI Agent Tess Flynn is on an undercover assignment in her hometown...

Moonlight Sins
| Contemporary Romance

When his father was found hanging in his own office, Lucian de Vincent and his family come under suspicion. After all, none of them could be accused of actually being upset that the old man was gone. It couldn't have come at a worse time, however, as...

Under Control
| Contemporary Romance

Just his luck. Firefighter Derek Gilman gets stranded with a hot woman in an elevator...and didn't get her digits. But with two kids to think about, he doubts Olivia McGovern is the type of woman who wants baggage in her relationship anyway. She's both...

Wings on Fire: Complete Collection
| Contemporary Romance

WINGS ON FIRE is the complete collection of three novellas, telling the story about a guardian Angel, Daniel, and his accident-prone charge, Kerry. It starts off with her in hospital, and Daniel lamenting to himself that he hasn't done a good job of keeping...

Not So Human
| Contemporary Romance

Sabrina is a young, average American woman who is bored at her job, recently broken up with her boyfriend (well, he left), and lives with her bestie. When the story opens, she's on the worst date of her life. Okay, she hasn't had much of a chance to go...

Escaping Exile
| LGBTQ

ESCAPING EXILE is the first story in a planned trilogy. In this excerpt, we are introduced to Andrew and Edmund. Andrew is a vampire in exile on a tropical island, whereas Edmund is a shipwrecked naturalist. We find out more about Andrew's life in a series...

Strictly Confidential
| Erotic Romance

Conferences are so boring, but when Kennedy Keller meets Matthew Hamilton, things start to look up. Thrilled with a night of hot power exchanges and anonymous sex, Kennedy finds herself wishing she'd have gotten Matt's number, because she sure can't get...

Mafia Princess
| Erotic Romance

I chose to read this book as mafia romances fascinate me. I love the fictional world of the organization and enjoy seeing the big bad men of the mafia brought to their knees by love. So I could not wait to read this book. The story began on a strong...

The Cabin (Close Proximity #2)
| LGBTQ

THE CABIN is the second book in the Close Proximity series, and we meet Flynn who has just been jilted at the altar, and Beau, an artist from LA with a reservation gone wrong. Flynn offers his couch for the night, due to the weather conditions and the...

The Elevator (Close Proximity #1)
| LGBTQ

Adrian and Mr. Greyson Lee seem to have nothing in common, until a brownout left them stuck in an elevator. The forced proximity of the situation makes them realizes they might have been what the other has been needing. But when the power is up again...

Star Brides: The Meat Market
| Erotic Romance

THE MEAT MARKET is the second book in the Star Brides series, but can be read as a standalone. It is actually a bit of a misnomer. I thought we would start off by 'seeing' the Meat Market, but no. Instead, we dive right into the story and only learn about...

The Elevator (Close Proximity #1)
| LGBTQ

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The Recruit
| LGBTQ

The line between life and death can be very thin when the decision is in the hands of a creature seeking for new recruits to serve its purpose. Albert is leading an organized group of vampires who are carefully looking for new people to join them. Filling...

Almost Gothic
| Erotic Romance

Trusty Rusty comes with a dark unexpected past. He's the sweet and quiet secondary character in this series. Finally getting his and Eliza's story is a treat. I particularly enjoy femdom and this one is so good. For those who have not read other books...

Double or Nothing
| LGBTQ

The way this pair of authors manage action is outstanding. I was unable to stop reading and I simply couldn't read fast enough. From the start to the end, DOUBLE OR NOTHING was an amazing experience. A perfect mix of action and love. Rich is part of...

Edge Jump
| LGBTQ

EDGE JUMP starts off with the death of Brett's sister, who is also Rylan's skating partner. The police are treating it as an attempted mugging. Brett wants answers and hopes Rylan can provide at least some of them. When they meet up with each other again,...

Soul Infection
| LGBTQ

A new series with questionable magic and magicians, the Scholomance school of magic shows up again. For readers who have read Black Cat Security, they may remember this magic school which is not as nice Hogswart and not for children. Tristan Todorov is...

Torment
| Erotic Romance

TORMENT takes dark and twisted to a whole new level, and the intensity level is off the charts. The story picks up where Regret left off, and I mean that literally. From the first sentence, we're right in the middle of the jaw-dropping cliffy from the...

Regret
| Erotic Romance

Holy Moly! REGRET pulls out all the feels from the very beginning. I expected the story to be dark, but it's also incredibly intense from the heartbreaking prologue to the very last page. I don't think Bella J has left an emotion out of this one and...

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy romance author Michelle O'Leary resides in Marquette, MI which graces the shore of pristine Lake Superior. Born and raised in Upper Michigan, Michelle is a child of nature, enjoying all things outdoors. Originally published through a...

Lynda Rees
Kentucky, USA

Lynda is a story teller and dreamer whose dreams come true. She lives on a farm in Kentucky with her incredible husband and herd of critters watching her children and grandchildren breath--fascinating. Born in the splendid Appalachian Mountains the daughter...

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Managng Blake
Opposites attract, but do they last? Former all-star player, Blake Anderson manages the Idaho Outlaws. He has one goal-win the league championship by the time he's forty. A wife and kids? He can wait. He's lived his life under the motto, 'one night is enough'. Then the woman who he's been lusting after from afar is available and one kiss is not going to be enough. What happens when the right person shows up at the wrong time? Caris Sloane needs to have a baby-now. Her well laid plans of career, marriage, and baby become flipped. Her ex, who she thought was finally Mr. Right turned into Mr. Wrong-six months ago. A lab failure destroys her frozen eggs-six days ago. She crashes a bachelor party and kisses Blake-six hours ago. Definitely wrong time. She needs a vacation and a new plan.
Tempting Fate
Honoring their mother's last wish, Samantha Quinn and her young brother leave the vibrant, beachside city of Newcastle for a small country town in Northern New South Wales. Samantha's quest is to locate the woman who gave her up at birth. She never imagined meeting a man who could tempt her to stay, or that she'd be running for her life from a raging bush fire, armed bandits, and stampeding cattle. Riley Morgan is enjoying life after ten grueling years in Sydney's Drug Squad. As Senior Sergeant in his hometown of Bindarra Creek, his toughest duty these days is seeing the occasional drunk safely home. Then fate delivers Samantha— a sexy, gutsy and enthralling woman who threatens to take the long-standing rivalry between the Morgans and Sullivans into a new arena.
The Kalista Diamond
The Mission always comes first… Former SAS Lieutenant Sam Locke is on a mission to locate an underworld figure, missing for fifteen years. New intelligence reveals he is living in the small rural town of Willaroi Downs, biding his time to steal a rare diamond. Sam arrives in Willaroi Downs to discover not one, but five men who match his target's description. All have secrets that if made public will rock this close-knit community. And then there is Kallie McNeil, the owner of the diamond and far too tempting for her own good and Sam's sanity. Cynical where love is concerned, Sam is staggered by his growing feelings for Kallie, an impulsive and vibrant young woman with close links to all his suspects. She was seduced the moment she looked into his eyes… Kallie McNeil's dream is to escape the heat and unforgiving landscape of Willaroi Downs and the men who only want her for her land and precious diamond. Then Sam Locke walks into her life. Within hours of meeting him she's convinced; this tall, rugged stranger is the man she's been waiting for, although it seems he will need a little persuading. Then she discovers he's after her diamond and, along with others she's trusted all her life, has lied to her.
With Good Behavior
Romantic suspense with a psychological twist only $.99
Conspiracy In Emilia Romagna
SOPHIA DEROSA becomes entangled in a deadly web of deception when she sets out to prove the Santinis, a wealthy Italian family, were behind a conspiracy to destroy her father. Her plans come undone when she encounters Ricardo Santini, a man determined to guard his family name at all costs. After several attempts are made on her life, Sofia must trust in the very people she's certain were behind the conspiracy. RICARDO SANTINI is a tough negotiator and an intimidating adversary. He's worked hard to restore the family vineyard after Giuseppe DeRosa almost destroyed it. The Santini's are about to launch a chain of luxury hotels throughout Emilia Romagna when Sofia DeRosa arrives in Bologna. She is beautiful, strong-willed, and set on proving her father's innocence. Ricardo finds her dangerously irresistible, yet to protect his family, he must keep her close.
Four White Roses
Finalist in the Book Excellence Awards and the Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie Awards, "Four White Roses" by Judy Ann Davis is a cross-genre romance blended with mystery and paranormal. It is on sale starting August 24th and is available in audio. When widower Rich Redman returns to Pennsylvania with his young daughter to sell his deceased grandmother's house, he discovers Grandmother Gertie's final request was for him to find a missing half-sister and a stash of WWI jewels. Torrie Larson, single mom, is trying to make her landscape center and flower arranging business succeed while attempting to save the lineage of a rare white rose brought from Austria in the 1900s. Together the rich Texas lawyer and poor landscape owner team up to rescue the last rose and try to fulfill a dead woman's wishes. But in their search to discover answers to the mysteries plaguing them, will Rich and Torrie also discover love in each other arms? Or will a meddling ghost, a pompous banker, and an elusive stray cat get in their way?
Sins Of Odyssey-the Complete Trilogy
Bad boys + Powerful Billionaires + Wicked Nights filled with shameless passion. In a sultry night club called Dark Odyssey, fantasies are satisfied, rules are broken, and secrets are exposed. 3 sizzling tales from the Sins of Odyssey series.
Down & Dirty: Dawg (dirty Angels Mc, Bk 7)
Welcome to Shadow Valley where the Dirty Angels MC rules. Get ready to get Down & Dirty because this is Dawg's story… She has a secret. But little does she know, so does he. With a past he's not proud of and a secret only recently discovered, Dawg's life is about to change when a kindergarten teacher walks into Heaven's Angels Gentlemen's Club, a DAMC business he's run for the past fifteen years. With no experience, her dancing sucks but he can't deny the woman's determination to get the job and, against his better judgement, hires her anyway. While her girl-next-door looks may be good for business, he's not ready for someone like Emma to walk into his life. Emma's desperate. She not only needs a lot of cash, but needs it quickly. Recently unemployed and with nowhere else to turn, she takes a drastic step by auditioning at Dawg's club. When he finds out her secret, he's willing to go above and beyond to help her. However, Emma has no idea how a bearded, tattooed biker and strip club manager can help when law enforcement can't. Coming from two different worlds, Dawg's life needs to change drastically to make things work, but is he willing to give up almost everything he's ever known for Emma? Note: This book can be read as a standalone. It includes lots of steamy scenes, biker slang, cursing, some violence and, of course, an HEA. If you like alpha males who like to take charge, this book is for you.
Heart Of Stone
Slavery, corruption, and murder threaten to separate them. Isabella Miley is trapped. Her brother and protector is dead—murdered on a slave trader's ship—and now Samuel Buchanan, the man she fears most, has papers placing her in servitude to him. When he threatens to make her his wife and offer her out as payment to all the men he owes money to, she runs for her life, and straight into the arms of Ruben Stoneheart. But before she can ask for his help she finds herself dragged back to Samuel and into bondage. Ruben wanted a life far away from the blackbirding slave trade he was once involved in. He watched too many people die on those ships. That wasn't the life he wanted. He wants peace, a wife, family. When the Irish beauty Isabella ran into his arms, she stirred feelings in him unlike anything he'd ever experienced. Never could he have imagined her to be the wife of his once business partner, Samuel Buchanan. Curious how such a wondrous woman could have ended up entangled with a brute like Samuel, Ruben delves into her past, eager to know more about this woman he's quickly losing his heart to. What he finds is a slave contract with her name on it. Hurt that she would hide such a thing from him, he confronts her with an ultimatum—Samuel or him. Isabella's fear demands that she stays with Samuel until she can gain back her freedom, along with her family's ruby necklace—a necklace Samuel is determine to have in his possession. But her heart is willing to risk it all on Ruben…a man rumored to have a heart of stone.
Blood Instincts
Myah just got a bloody wake-up call. Is she tough enough to handle the Other World? #BloodatFirstSight #paranormalromance #FangsAllowed
Apathy And Vigor By Faye Hall Sins Of The Virtuous, Book 4
Will the love of a woman save him from his own apathy? Tristen Brone lived a carefree life of wealth and passion…until it all came crashing down around him. The night Tristen's best friend died in a fire, Tristen tried to save him, but he failed. Not only did Jacob die, but Tristen is left with scars that make him feel like a monster. There are those in town who think Tristen is responsible for starting the fire, which includes Jacob's sister, the woman Tristen is in love with. The once confident, handsome, young man is now on a downward spiral of sorrow and depression. Soon after Amalie Fergus lost her brother in a fire, her father died and their family properties were repossessed. She had nothing left and no one to turn to. When she took a job as a maid for a wealthy gentleman she never expected that he would try to force himself on her, or that she would now be on the run for his murder. Running from the scene of the crime, Amalie collides with a man from her past who offers to keep her safe from the police on one condition—she return to Tristen and steal some property papers from him. When Amalie shows up at Tristen's doorstep, begging him to take her in, he's suspicious. Despite their passionate past, and the feelings he still has for her, all he can think about is how quickly she abandoned him. So why has she come back into his life after all these months? With the two former lovers reunited, it becomes obvious that the passion between them is still smoldering, but can they overcome everything that stands in their way, and will they ever discover who is responsible for the fire that changed their lives forever?
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