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The Lady is Trouble
by Tracy Sumner | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the League of Lords paranormal series? It sounds exciting! How are the books tied together?
I had a scene in my mind years ago. It's not actually a scene that is IN the book but rather described there. When the hero and heroine meet as children. I hesitate to strongly use the word paranormal--think psychics. With much of the similar Victorian historical wrapped around it.

The hero, Julian,...

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

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for THE PIRATE'S JEWEL?N:
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...
The Highland Renegade
by Amy Jarecki | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Lords of the Highlands series? How are the books tied together?N:
I have always been interested in the Jacobite era, and the Lords of the Highlands series centers on and leads up to the 1715 rising led by the Earl of Mar. It is a time of enormous change when the eon's-long way of the Highlanders is crumbling. Misunderstanding is rife as government dragoons are sent...
The Earl and The Enchantress
by Paullett Golden | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for THE EARL AND THE ENCHANTRESS?N:
When I craft a story, I'm inspired by a combination of factors, ranging from the setting to the research. This story was character-driven from start to finish. Lizbeth and Sebastian needed a story, so I let them tell it. I was surprised along the way with decisions they made and twists in the story that...
Eye of the Eagle
by Sharon Buchbinder | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Hotel LaBelle series? How are the books tied together?N:
My husband and I travel a lot for business and pleasure. Over the forty plus years of our marriage, we have stayed at everything from stunning boutique hotels to fabulous bed and breakfasts to corporate chains. We even stayed at a Motel 6 in a blizzard in Davenport, Iowa in the late 1970s. It was so...
The Crusader's Heart
by Kate Forrest | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for The MacKinnons of Mull series? How are the books tied together?N:
The inspiration came from learning about the life of Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland. When I lived in England, my husband and I visited Scotland and on our first trip, we toured Edinburgh Castle and Dunfermline Abbey, where I learned about this remarkable woman and the relic she brought with her to...
Daredevil's Mistress
by Charlene Namdhari | Interview

Q: DAREDEVIL'S MISTRESS is book #1 of your debut Fire & Ice Series. Where did you get your inspiration for this series? How are the books tied together?N:
I think like most authors, inspiration for our books comes from some aspect of our lives or experiences we may have had as we grew. The inspiration for Daredevil's Mistress stems from a facet of my life when living and loving was dictated by family norms. I was raised in a household where respect was...
Must Have Faith
by Deborah Garland | Interview

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?N:
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...
Scandalous in a Kilt
by Anna Durand | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Hot Scots series? What connects all the books together?N:
My late father was always very proud of our Scottish heritage and loved everything about Scotland. I inherited that fascination from him. When I decided I'd like to branch out into historical romance, I started researching medieval Scotland, but I couldn't wait to create my first Highlander hero so I...
Batiste
by Victoria Danann | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Cajun Devils series? How are the books tied together? How are the books related to the series Sons of Sanctuary MC?N:
I live in the Houston area where we have almost as many Cajuns as you would find in Louisiana. The SSMC series and Cajun Devils are inextricably tied together. Two of the major characters in Batiste Just Batiste and Dev Merit, as well as the Devils as a club, were introduced as part of the story of SSMC,...
Not Fade Away, Interstellar Rescue Series Book 4
by Donna S. Frelick | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Interstellar Rescue series? How are the books tied together?N:
I wove together two idea threads to make the series possible. One was the common story of alien abduction--how people are Taken by little Gray aliens, and, often, Returned to Earth after experiencing all manner of abuse. The other was the idea of interstellar slavery. If the aliens are taking humans...
Dangerous
by Tory Richards | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Nomad Outlaws Trilogy? How are the books tied together?N:
Sometimes a secondary character I write in a story will stand out for me and I'll decide that they need their own story. I rarely begin a story with the thought in mind that I want to write a series, but I had a couple of characters in different books that caught the attention of readers. Both Rebel...
Murder Notes
by Lisa Renee Jones | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Nomad Outlaws Trilogy? How are the books tied together?N:
Naughty Temptations: Collection Four
by N.J. Walters, Berengaria Brown, Katherine Kingston, Nicole Austin LADY CAROLINE'S REWARD Berengaria Brown Lady Caroline Eversley needs a chaperone so hires Miss Dinah Watkin, a distant relative with whom she is friends. Perhaps more than just friends. FIRE AND LIGHT Berengaria Brown Quigley and Hugh are intensely attracted to each other, but Orion has already been rejected by his mother. Hugh can't possibly let the child be less than his top priority now. JEWEL'S MENAGE CHRISTMAS Berengaria Brown The excitement has left Jewel, Donovan, and Oscar's relationship. Jewel plans to spice things up, but will Donovan and Oscar rise to the challenge? LADY ESTHER'S LESBIAN LOVER Berengaria Brown Lady Esther's London season failed to find her a husband. She'd rather find a woman to love. But that's impossible in Regency England. Or is it? FIREWORKS AT THE LAKE Berengaria Brown Andrew didn't want to spend the Fourth of July long weekend with the people from the office so he goes to Lake Superior instead. There he sees Luke, a blond Viking who arouses every craving for love and lust inside him. But can he overcome his low self-esteem from when Rory rejected his love and open his heart to another man? ONE KINKY WEEKEND Berengaria Brown Logan and Zara's sex life is dead boring, so they ask another couple to join them for a very dirty weekend of naughty sex. THE LOCH NESS MONSTER, ROMEO, AND JULIO Berengaria Brown Fraser Campbell and Cameron MacDonald are sent to Glasgow on business. Cam's determined to see the Loch Ness monster. Fraser just wants Cam. JAID'S TWO SEXY SANTAS Berengaria Brown Jaid hates the annual family Christmas party. But this year her second cousin, Greg, and his partner, Steve, are there. Note: This is a collection of previously published stories.
A Date with a Vampire
What's a paranormal matchmaker to do when she can't find a date for her new vampire client? Why, date him herself, of course - what could possibly go wrong? Brand new paranormal rom-com series FREE on Kindle Unlimited
When the heroes have reputations like these... who needs a villain?
Pandora is a Fairy Godmother who's never fit in with her own people. Still, she has the power—and the attitude—to step in and help those who others have decided "aren't worthy" of a happy ending. How hard could it be to manipulate some of the most feared beings in their world? Viktor has spent his entire undead life being the bogeyman to the paranormal community, and that's the way he wants to keep it … with everyone else far away from him. But when the opportunity arises to take his revenge on his nemesis, he can't resist—even if it means risking his reputation and rescuing the damsel in distress. Halle never expected to find herself in need of a savior, especially one with a reputation like Viktor's. But she's used to listening to her instincts, and her cat trusts the strange woman who pops up and claims to have some solutions. After all, if a girl can't trust her own Fairy Godmother, then what is this world coming to?
Sometimes even Alpha's have a tough time catching their cat...
Sybella Gandry knows what it's like to fight for something she wants. Her entire life has been a battle. But will one night of passion with a stranger threaten everything she's worked so hard for? She hoped her first meeting with the Alpha Council wouldn't turn into a problem—but if it did, she was prepared to deal with it. The one thing she wasn't anticipating was a wild night of passion with the male who was her fated mate the night before. She'd learned early on that having a mate with her position within the park just wasn't possible. Laird Connors is an Alpha's Alpha and he's very used to getting his way. So, true to his nature, when he meets his mate he wastes no time in showing her exactly who she belongs to—or so he thought. His little cat tries to run, but nothing will stop him from claiming what's his.
The Widow's Christmas Surprise
Now Available for Pre-Order! Releases September 2020 The death of her husband has thrown Lady Maria Kersey's future into doubt—and her heart into the arms of a man she cannot have. But Christmas with the Widows' Club will bring choices—and surprises--that may change all her holidays to come . . . Maria just gave birth to her first child, a beautiful daughter—but the event is shrouded in sorrow. A month earlier, Maria's husband, Lord Kersey, was killed in a duel under compromising circumstances. Worse, Maria's failure to provide a male heir has stripped her of any hope of an inheritance. Scorned by the ton, one of her few allies is her late husband's steward, Hugh Granger. Hugh is everything her husband was not—warm, charming—and penniless. . . . Hugh has fallen desperately in love with Maria, but has little to offer but comfort. As their attraction becomes impossible to resist, Maria flees to London to spend Christmas with her dearest friends, a group of widows who lost their own husbands in the Battle of Waterloo. Little does she know the holidays will reveal a twist of fate she never expected—proving that the greatest Christmas gift is the magic of true love . . .
Handful of Hearts, Vol. 1
ON SALE FOR 1 WEEK ONLY! $1.99 for 3 Regency romance novellas! A Handful of Hearts, Volume 1 is a collection of the first three Regency novellas in the Handful of Hearts series. It includes: Hearts beneath the Mistletoe-- Jenny Crowley has been duped! At her eighteenth birthday celebration her parents announce that instead of having the London Season she's dreamed of for years, Jenny has been betrothed from birth to Alexander Isley, son of family friends and heir to a title. A distraught Jenny refuses point-blank to marry Alec, and when her aunt offers to whisk her away to a Christmas house party, complete with many eligible young bachelors, Jenny jumps at the chance to enjoy a variety of entertainments, be courted, and perhaps fall in love. Heart of Desire--Miss Katherine Locke is irked to start her third season dancing with the disagreeable Lord Haversham, her brother's friend and her own arch enemy. After three years out, however, she's finally interested in the dashing Lord Finley—only to find out her cousin has set her cap for him too. To make the man jealous, Kate feigns interest in Lord Haversham, only to be shocked to find the handsome lord apparently falling for her. With time running out, should she accept his suit and risk falling in love despite herself? Heart of Delight--Gabriella d'Adventure is on a mission. She has come to England as a lady's maid in pursuit of the Duke of Rother. When she meets Horace Carpenter, valet to a marquess, she is delighted to enlist his aid in gaining her heart's desire: a meeting with the duke. But will her growing feelings for the handsome valet interfere with her plans for the duke?
To Woo A Wicked Widow
The war years are behind them. The future is before them. And one by one, the widows of Lyttlefield Park are getting restless . . . Lady Charlotte Cavendish is still the spirited girl who tried to elope in the name of love. That dream was thwarted by her father who trapped her into a loveless, passionless marriage. But now widowed, Charlotte is free to reenter the giddy world of the ton—and pursue her desires. For hardly your typical widow, she remains innocent to the pleasures of the flesh. Yet her life is finally her own, and she intends to keep it that way . . . Nash, the twelfth Earl of Wrotham, is beguiled by Charlotte at first sight—and the feeling is mutual. When he receives her intriguing invitation to a house party, the marriage-minded lord plans to further their acquaintance. But even he cannot sway her aversion to matrimony, and only with great restraint does he resist her most tempting offer. For unbeknownst to Charlotte, the misadventures of the past are revisiting them both, and bedding her could cost him everything—or give him everything he ever wanted . . .
Wedding the Widow
Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they'll learn how to live—and love—again . . . Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she's so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack . . . After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him—and turn one infamous night into forever . .
Strange and Stranger
While overseeing renovations on Harvey House, the family inn, Maddie realizes she can see dead people--specifically her grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents, and great-great-great-grandparents. While it's kind of cool to meet her ghostly ancestors, it worrisome that they're still hanging around the place. Maddie makes it her mission to convince them to move on, a goal complicated when her vacationing parents invite the ghost hunting stars of Strange and Stranger television show to come and investigate Harvey House for anything paranormal.The Harveys have high hopes that the inn will be declared "haunted" and become the getaway of choice for curious lodgers. Horrified, Maddie hopes the opposite, which is why she begs all her dead kin to hang out in the off-limits basement until the ghost hunters leave, a total of three nights' hiding. If they are detected, Harvey House will never be the same. Everyone promises to cooperate.Maddie's first surprise is the arrival of five men instead of the four she expected. The Strange brothers, hosts of the series, have brought along a tech man and two videographers instead of one. Ben, they tell her, is a temporary hire and so new that they keep forgetting his last name.Her second surprise is the obvious differences between Ben and the rest of the crew. The Stranges have dealt with so many spirits they've forgotten that each lived a life and may be missed by those left behind. Ben, on the other hand, is chagrined and apologizes to Maddie more than once for what he considers the disrespect of his bosses. Clearly, he is way too sensitive for this job, which makes his being there a mystery as intriguing to her as the mystery of the haunted inn is to the ghost hunters.
The Curse
Seth Almose has spent many lives trying to break a curse that robs his family of their soul mates. Meeting Julia Morrow signals the cycle has begun again. After fleeing a stalker who has made her wary of men, Julia refuses to believe Seth's stories of reincarnation and family curses. But her dreams are telling her otherwise. How can Seth convince Julia to put aside her misgivings and admit she is his reborn lover, before it is too late?
What A Widow Wants
Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are returning to London society—with their futures in their own hands . . . The widowed Lady Stephen Tarkington, Fanny to her friends, has finished mourning her cad of a husband and is ready to enjoy her freedom. The kind of freedom neither a gently bred miss nor a close-watched wife is permitted: dressing up as Aphrodite for a masquerade, drawing gentlemen away from the party, and hinting at late-night assignations with her dance partners. All is going pleasurably according to plan—until the Roman god Fanny kisses during a masquerade turns out to be Matthew, Lord Lathbury, whose proposal she refused years ago . . . Lathbury is charming, passionate, inventive, everything Fanny wants in a lover—but unfortunately, he's on the hunt for a wife. He's more than willing to use all his wicked skills to persuade her back to the altar, but he can't wait forever. And now Fanny's position is more precarious than she once thought. If the tongues of the ton set to wagging, it's possible no offer in the world will save her from ruin. But does she want to be saved? . . .
Storm Country: Book 1
*** SALE 99 cents *** After inheriting a successful resort in present-day Montana from her dead husband, Bonnie enlists her adult children to help run it. Richard, nicknamed the money man, keeps the business afloat. Brawny Nick handles day-to-day operations. Then there's daughter Andi, strong-willed and used to getting what she wants—until she doesn't. Bonnie's worries multiply when her husband's illegitimate son, Luke, hires on at the resort and Andi sets her sights on him.
Legacy of Evil: NOW AVAILABLE IN AUDIOBOOK FORMAT!
Craving your next paranormal read? Look no further! Grab Legacy of Evil today! Like listening to your books in audio? It's also on audiobook format!
New Regency Preorder - Only 99 Cents!
To Tame a Rogue, the 2nd book in Soldiers & Soulmates, is on preorder now! Grab your copy at 99 cents before it goes up on the March 10th release date. A spy with a guilty conscience. A war widow who works for the government. Both united to bring down a ring of traitors . . . To prevent her father from marrying her off to an elderly suitor, Lady Gemma Barton begs her childhood friend to marry her, devising a way for them to be found in a compromising position. Gemma weds Rob, who then departs to serve on Wellesley's staff in the war against Bonaparte. Gemma's new father-in-law soon has her working for the British government, deciphering enemy codes. Burke Nicholson serves in the Peninsular War as a soldier and spy, using his charisma and charm to gather intelligence. After he's rescued from being captured and tortured, Burke lives with survivor's guilt, believing he did something to compromise his latest mission which got his partner killed. He returns to London to continue his spy work, where he is partnered with Gemma and tasked to find a group of traitors within the War Office. The trouble is that Gemma is the widow of Burke's former partner. Not only did he get her husband killed, but Burke fears their dangerous assignment might also end Gemma's life. The pair fight their growing attraction to one another as they draw closer to finding the rebels trying to topple the British government. Will Gemma ever be able to forgive Burke for his role in her husband's death, and will Burke ever be able to forgive himself? Find the answer in bestselling author Alexa Aston's second book of Soldiers and Soulmates, To Tame a Rogue. Each book in Soldiers and Soulmates is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1: To Heal an Earl Book #2: To Tame a Rogue Book #3: To Trust a Duke
Whiskey and Moonshine
Drunk on love. Like a well-aged whiskey, master distiller and old-money entrepreneur Malone Kensington is elegant and refined. Unfortunately he's also a perfectionist who is more dedicated to the success of his generations-old company than his own love life. That company needs a public spokesman. What Colton Hale lacks in sophistication, he more than makes up for with the charisma that's allowed him to survive on the street from a young age and charm his way into the lucrative—if overwhelming—public position at the Kensington Distillery. When Mal takes Colt under his wing, hoping to polish off his rough edges, opposites attract and a passionate romance blossoms despite the differences in age and background. But can it survive a Kensington Board of Directors who believe Colt is nothing but a gold digger and a kidnapper determined to profit from the love of Mal's life—dead or alive?
New Rock Star Romance!
Crush 21's story has been a long time comin'. It was one of the third or fourth books I started after Home Ice, but, like a lot of my books, it got pushed to the wayside while I focused on the hockey thing. But I think you'll like this rock star romance just as much as a hockey one! After all, the band plays a concert at the NorCal Center, right where the Razors play when they're at home. Plus, they can rock the socks off anyone, young or old. And in my book that makes them worthy of a book of their own...
Free Medieval Romance - The Pawn
From February 21-25, Book 1 in The King's Cousins, The Pawn, will be free on Amazon. Book 2 (The Heir) and Book 3 (The Bastard) are in Kindle Unlimited. The three young children of Adelard de Blays—two sons and a daughter—are separated when their father commits treason against the King of England. Follow each of their stories in The King's Cousins, a new trilogy by bestselling author Alexa Aston. 1338 A.D. – Exiled to a convent after her father's execution for treason, Katelyn de Blays has fleeting memories of the man she adored and the outside world. When her brother's search leads him to finding Katelyn after many years, she is eager to leave with Landon and begin a new life. He brings her to the court of her cousin, Edward III, who betroths Katelyn to a powerful earl of Northumberland, using her as a political pawn to show his continued support of his northern noblemen. When Sir Nicholas Mandeville returns from patrolling his family's lands along the Scottish border, he discovers his father has died—and left a widow—whom his uncle wed Nicholas to by proxy during his absence. Angry at becoming the Earl of Northmere and having no choice regarding his wife, Nicholas vows to leave the widow untouched until he knows whether or not she carries his father's child. As time passes and Nicholas loses his heart to this brave, young woman, he is astonished to learn Katelyn wishes for their union to be annulled. Can he convince Kate to remain wed to him—or will Nicholas sacrifice his own happiness and let the enigmatic beauty go? Each book in The King's Cousins Trilogy is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1: The Pawn Book #2: The Heir Book #3: The Bastard
Storm Rising
It's the fifth anniversary of the publication of my first book, Storm Rising, in a few days, and I'm having a sale to celebrate! Grab a copy for only 99p/99cents and find out the devastating secret that was kept from Abi. Can she reclaim the life that was stolen from her ten years ago, or is it too late?
Weekend reading!
Roan is looking for a way out... Hansol has everything in his life, except his mate… Will they find their way back to each other?
Reaper Academy: A Dark Fantasy Romance
New Release Price $2.99 Limited Time!! I used to be a princess, next in line for the throne. That was before I was murdered. Now I'm a grim reaper, attending Reaper Academy. I accepted enrollment and stuck around to protect my younger sister. No matter who murdered me, I need to make sure my sister's safe. If they're after the crown then maybe I can stop them – especially if I'm on death's side. Reaper Academy is a paranormal romance for mature audiences.
Pre-order now!
The third book in the popular Shifter Towers series is now available for pre-order! Releases February 28, 2020
Celebrate Seasoned Romance
A complicated situation... Kirk Roman knows he is the reason his relationship with Jordan Perry has never gotten to first base. His insecurity has been an ongoing barrier between them — until the day a sultry woman with her eye on him makes him re-evaluate his feelings for Jordan. Jordan Perry is a fighter — and she is a survivor. She thought being widowed at thirty-seven was the worst that could happen until her diagnosis seven years ago. Clean, cleared, but scarred from her battle with breast cancer, Jordan silently dreams of the one man who has kept her going — Kirk Roman. Kirk's inner battle with his desire to date Jordan isn't only about his insecurities. Jordan is a friend and an employee — two things he doesn't want to jeopardize. What he doesn't expect is the arrival of his estranged adult son and his wife. The complications escalate when the sultry woman after him has a murderous past. Will all this kill his chance of finally telling Jordan how he really feels about her? Will Roman's old rules work in this new situation?
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