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Proof of Love
by Arabella Stokes | Interview

Q: Why did you choose the Georgian period of English history for your setting instead of the more traditional Regency period?
My hero really started it all. I had just watched The Duchess, with Keira Knightley, when I ran across an article about one of her in-laws, the scientist Henry Cavendish. Henry was an odd little fellow, but I started thinking about how many gentlemen and peers of the Georgian era were involved in scientific...
Strings Attached
by Anne Holly | Interview

Q: Where did you get the idea for STRINGS ATTACHED?
I wrote the original draft of Strings Attached back in 2000 or 2001, I think, so it's difficult to remember what all went into it. I do know that certain elements involving Katie's death were inspired by real life events in the news at the time, though not exactly. I was also passionate about animal...
Eulogy's Secret
by Grace Elliot | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for EULOGY'S SECRET?
The idea for Eulogy's Secret came from a poster on the London Underground.

I was taking my sons to the theatre when through the dirty glass I glimpsed a poster for a memorial concert at the Royal Albert Hall. One word on that poster stuck in my mind - "eulogy".

It struck me that eulogy would...

by Kinley Baker | Interview

Q: What was your inspiration for writing RUINED?
I wrote RUINED because I wanted to create a mystical realm full of magic and shadows. I envisioned a picture of an enchanting castle with a beautiful and sacred power source hidden in its depths. Romancing the mystery of shadows became a little bit of an obsession, which is where the idea of shifting...
Tides of Passion
by Tracy Sumner | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write TIDES OF PASSION?
Well, I was very inspired to write TIDES OF LOVE. It's a bit of an unusual romance -- about a marine biologist in 1898. I based the locale on Beaufort, NC (Outer Banks) and the second marine biology lab, after Woods Hole, built in the US. I have a thing for sexy, nerdy heros. Anyway, once I started...
Always Her Cowboy
by Karen Rose Smith | Interview

Q: ALWAYS HER COWBOY was set on a ranch in Wyoming. This is much different than the L.A. setting of other books in the Search for Love Series. What was your motivation behind the change in scenery?
When I planned the Search For Love series with both revised and updated titles as well as new books, I decided to try to please a variety of readers. Each is a different type of romance. Many of my readers like "cowboy" books. I am always challenged to find a new twist to life on a ranch. I truly love...
The Chameleon Goggles
by Maureen O. Betita | Interview

Q: The world you've created in the Kraken's Caribbean in amazing. Please tell us more about this fantastic world you've created.
Well, this isn't your everyday Tortuga! My island sits at a crossroads for alternate worlds and times. Anyone might drop in. The only thing keeping the world from being overrun is the Great Albino Kraken and the magic workers. They work together to make certain no weapons of mass destruction come through,...
Destiny Redeemed
by Gabrielle Bisset | Interview

Q: The world of the Aeverens is extremely unique. Please give us some more information about these interesting people.
Aeveren are descended from humans and their physiology is exactly like humans. Long ago, the Archangel Raziel saw people who practiced alchemy and mysticism and were persecuted for the very arts he represented. Full of sympathy for them, he rescued them from the attacks and bestowed upon them gifts...
Nathan's Vow
by Karen Rose Smith | Interview

Q: NATHAN'S VOW is a unique story about a man, Nathan, who turns to a psychic, Gillian, to help him find his missing daughters and they end up falling in love. I thought that it was a very unique storyline. How did you come up with the idea?
Life energy fascinates me. Energy surrounds us all the time. For years, because of physical problems, I've turned to acupuncture, cranial-sacral work and guided imagery. I know first-hand the healing power of all of those therapies based on and managing life energy. I've also learned about the mind-body...
The Pet Shop
by K D Grace | Interview

Q: First of all, I have to say that the premise for THE PET SHOP is wonderfully unique. Where did you come up with such an original idea?
I love to play around with fairy tales and myths. THE PET SHOP is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Instead of the beast being openly wild and dangerous our beast, Tino, is a human Pet. But he's a Pet who's anything but tame. What actually gave me the original idea was watching the way people...
by Sherrilyn Kenyon; Dianna Love | Interview

Q: What is the inspiration for the Belador series?
I have always been fascinated by the unusual and supernatural. About seven years back, I started thinking, "what if gods and goddesses from different mythologies bumped into each other and had a dispute - who would win?" I'm also a huge suspense fan so anything I'm involved with will have a suspense...
Once Upon a Groom
by Karen Rose Smith | Interview

Q: Please tell us more about the Reunion Brides series.
ONCE UPON A GROOM is officially scheduled as a October release but it was available on September 20 in print form, e-book is October 1. And, yes, it is the next book, book 2, in my REUNION BRIDES series. The series revolves around a fifteenth year high school reunion in Miners Bluff, Arizona. Sparks...
Brightarrow Burning
by Isabo Kelly | Interview

Q: What inspired this story?
I was asked by an editor if I could give her a short story proposal to substitute into an anthology if the proposed stories for the anthology didn't come through. In the end they all did, but by that time, I'd come up with the very basic idea for this story. The initial spark came in the form of the...
'New Horizons' Releases April 27th!
New Horizons is book two of the Through His Lens series, a lesbian romance series. Release day is Tuesday, April 27th! Sandi's career has taken off and she loves her photographer…just not the way he wished she did. She wanted a one-woman man and she realized Daniel would never be that. Couple with the fact that the men of her past abused her one too many times and the one woman in her life is being treated the same. Can she get Kiera away from her abusive relationship and show her what true love really is? They've been roommates for a year and each time Kiera has returned home abused, Sandi has had to comfort her. Determined to put a stop to the abuse, Sandi must prove to Kiera that a loving relationship already exists for her and that she is a beautiful woman able to stand on her own. Daniel loves his models as much as he loves watching them together, but Sandi will always hold a place in his heart. Although he understands her choice, he doesn't have to like it. He's been able to get a new modeling contract for Sandi and Kiera in New York, but the details need to be ironed out. Will Lady Ciara scare Sandi away, or will she move on to New Horizons?
Dreams Do Come True - Book 1
Sandi's career has taken off as a model and she loves her photographer…just not the way he wished she did. The men of her past abused her one too many times and the one woman in her life is being treated the same way. Can she get Kiera away from her abusive relationship and show her what true love really is? The two of them have been roommates for a year where Sandi has reached out to comfort Kiera each time she's been abused. Determined to put a stop to it, Sandi shows Kiera a new relationship already exists for her. #LesbianRomance #LesbianErotica
Colorado Sunset
When June's car breaks down near Peakview, Colorado, population 100, she not only finds the help she needs but a chance at love as well. Come back to where it all started in this first book in the Peakview Series, where even the rugged cowboys find romance.
New Release
First in the new Phoenix Sidewinders series! AJ Donohue, the Phoenix Sidewinders star third baseman, has two problems. His minor but immediate need: a pet sitter. His major, more comprehensive need: fix his not-so-stellar performance at the plate. A community college dropout with no other skills, AJ believes his career rides on signing a huge contract at the end of the season. Carolina Markland-Contreras is back in town, trying to repair her academic reputation after an ex-boyfriend embroiled her in a cheating scandal that forced her to leave her dream university. Enrolled in a local university's doctoral program in statistics, she finally feels like she's back on track. When her sexy neighbor needs a favor, she's happy to care for his pet. When she discovers he's a baseball player in need of statistical assistance, she steps up to the plate. As AJ coaches Carolina on the nuances of baseball and she works the numbers for him, their attraction for each other grows exponentially. But AJ is worried about striking out with super smart Carolina and she's unsure if his interest goes any further than her calculating mind.
FREE UNTIL APRIL 30TH And our love will cling forever between the ivy and the thorns… He left soon after they shared their first kiss. She waited for his return. Can two lost souls find their way to love each other?​ Ivy Mallory spent the past seven years patiently waiting for Marcus Thornhill to return. He took her heart with him when he rejected her love. Over the years, Ivy played the part of the perfect lady enjoying the London seasons. However, when she overheard a treason plot threatening her brother, Ivy got herself kidnapped. When she awakened on the ship of the man who broke her heart, Marcus tempted Ivy with a passion she cannot deny. With her life in danger and the need to save her brother, Ivy must put her trust in Marcus's hands. When Ivy fell more deeply for him, she wondered if Marcus would refuse her love. Can Ivy risk her heart to loving Marcus again?​ On his journey home Captain Marcus Thornhill discovered a lady floating unconscious in a lifeboat out in the middle of the open sea. Not just any lady, but the one who captured his heart. While Marcus nursed her back to health, he tried to uncover her secrets. When he unraveled the treason plot that would bring war to their beloved shores of England, Marcus cannot deny his love for Ivy. Can Marcus protect Ivy from harm and convince her of his love?​ Rescued By the Captain is the first book in Laura A. Barnes's historical romantic suspense series. If you like intrigue, sensual, drama filled scenes set in Regency England then you'll love the reuniting of Ivy and Thorn's love in the Romancing the Spies Series.​ Unlock Rescued By the Captain to begin reading the historical romance series today!
Practising for Christmas
Practising for Christmas - on offer for just 77p/99cents! A remote coastal cottage; a group of old friends; the Christmas holidays. It's just the break Olivia needs to help her relax and forget her worries. What could be more perfect? But that was before she found a handsome unconscious stranger on the beach. Add in a case of mistaken identity, a lot of kissing practice, and an inquisitive best friend, and things begin to get more than a little complicated. The large bump on Adam's head hurts, but he refuses to go to the hospital—or back home—and eventually accepts Olivia's offer of hospitality. When her friends arrive the following morning, a chance remark catapults them both into a bizarre and amusing situation that promises to make it a Christmas to remember.
DAMSEL OF THE HAWK - Celtic fantasy romance with a big white fluffy dog
Love dogs? Meet Kopek, the heroic dog in this Celtic romance set in the middle east during the Crusades. DAMSEL OF THE HAWK is a standalone in the Curse of the Lost Isle series. "I didn't want to put it down until I was finished . Each character added their own magic to the whole of the story. Authentic detail pulled me in as well. But the dog glued me to the tale as did the lovers in their struggles to HEA."
Peaktop Dude Ranch Homecoming
First book in an all new series set high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains where everyone has the chance for love
The Proprietress: The Darlings of Deadwood
Can two damaged hearts rise from the ashes? For Leona Winson, life in the lawless town of Deadwood requires a woman to have an iron-clad spine. After a failed engagement, running King's Restaurant and Hotel has been the fresh start she needed, but she has gained a reputation around town for being no-nonsense, and opinionated. When the fire that consumed the town forces her to oversee the rebuilding of the establishment that she had put her heart and soul into, she discovers that there may be room for a second chance at love to rise from the ashes. Asa Johnson had resigned himself to living the bachelor's life after the death of his wife. Content to work on King Winson's ranch and keep an eye on his son Josiah, Asa wasn't looking for love when he was tasked with rebuilding the only hotel and restaurant in Deadwood, and he never expected to find it in the sharp-tongued proprietress, and sister of his boss. When the two are thrown together under extreme circumstances, their relationship blossoms, but will a mysterious traveler who arrived in town after the fire derail their love story before it can even begin?
Award-Winning Romance
"I first discovered the concept of submissive and dominant in Fifty Shades of Grey, but Master Me by Sayara St. Clair takes the concept to a new level." –Readers' Favorite A feisty sub and a menacing man with dark secrets struggle for domination. Who will win…and get the keys to the cuffs?
Breaking All The Rules
Breaking All The Rules - on sale for just 77p/99cents! Kate is getting married in a month. Richard, her fiancé, is a lawyer: rich, successful, and very good-looking. She's definitely in love with him. No doubt about that. So when Sam, a good friend and her high school crush, returns after eight years of traveling, she doesn't care. After all, he never actually asked her out, and then he went traveling without her, contrary to their plans. She only agrees to go to dinner with him in order to hear all his news, so why doesn't she tell him she's getting married? And is he still bothered by the tragedy eight years ago? Sometimes life just gets too complicated, and Kate finds she keeps having Very Bad Ideas, which lead to even more complications. Just three days before her wedding, she finds herself in a situation that demands the biggest decision of her life.
The Girl in the Painting
The Girl in the Painting - on offer for just 77p/99cents! While her husband Gideon is recording a new album with his band NightHawk, Abi Hawk is busy getting her own career as a portrait painter back on track. Following the death of her father, which coincides with the opening night of her first exhibition in London, Abi and her daughter come across an old painting in his attic that sets them on a journey of discovery to Paris. They uncover an astonishing and unexpected love story, one that has repercussions to the present day. Meanwhile Gideon, in America to promote the new album, ignores Abi's warnings and manages to put himself in a vulnerable situation that threatens to rock the stability of their marriage. Separated from Abi by nearly five thousand miles, and unable to speak to her, will he be able to resolve the situation before any real damage is done?
Dogs, horses, heartache, secrets. It's a Wild Sky ride.
Cowboy and conservationist Carson Granger wants to turn the embattled family ranch into a mustang sanctuary, but his late father had different plans, and an iron-clad will to enforce them. Children's therapist Aurora McAllister shows up at the ranch guesthouse with her trusty Labradoodle and a broken heart, determined to start fresh. Unfortunately, no one informed the estranged son he'd be sharing quarters with a relentlessly optimistic stranger. When Carson discovers Rory's unique ability with animals, he realizes she might be the key to getting what he wants. But when it comes to women, the Granger men are cursed. His dreams, for her future? Even he's not that cold. Then Rory makes an offer he can't refuse…
How to Steal a Lyon's Fortune is Available for Pre-order!
。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚☆ Pre-order Today!! 。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚☆ Visitors to the Lyon's Den, run by the mysterious Mrs. Dove-Lyon, usually wish to find a spouse, but Audrey has quite another goal in mind. She needs help to secure an invitation to Lyon's masquerade, the annual event hosted by her once-stepfather, Vincent Lyon, so that she may retrieve the statue he stole from her late mother. Mrs. Dove-Lyon knows just the person to take Audrey to the ball, and shrewd matchmaker that she is, also sees an opportunity to help Lord Peter Dermott, who has been recommended to her as being in urgent need of a wife. When Peter meets Audrey, the attraction is instant, but she presents him with a huge dilemma. Her plan to take the statue is daring, and if it fails, his reputation will be ruined. However, if he walks away, he will most likely lose her, and the chance to make her his…
Designs on Forever
As a model, Mallory Andrews' good looks had worked for her for years, but now she's determined to prove she's a talented historical interior designer. To do that she must remain unwavering in her focus regarding her current project, the restoration of a historical English manor house turned hotel. The problem is, she keeps getting sidetracked by the handsome and charming grandson of the owner. Renowned hotel magnate and business consultant, Evan Townsend is retained by the board of his estranged grandmother's company to make recommendations regarding the failing hotel that could put his grandmother into bankruptcy. His first chore is to terminate the work Mallory is doing. She launches a campaign to prove the changes she has made and others she has planned will benefit his grandmother's financial bottom line. Evan's mounting attraction to the beautiful and clever Mallory has him reconsidering his stance on her present work, yet he remains resistant to her requests not to sell the hotel so her work can continue. If only he could be as unaffected by her kisses. Both fear the other is using the sexual magnetism between them to get what they want. Can Mallory and Evan design a way to break through the walls of half-truths and what-ifs to build a lifetime of love?
The Two Week Stand
From NYT bestselling author Samantha Towle comes a sizzling beach romance, that will leave you hot in all the right places… Dillon Dawson loves to write romance despite her latest relationship ending with her traveling to the Maldives alone on what was supposed to be her honeymoon. Now, the only thing she wants is two weeks of uninterrupted peace and quiet with absolutely no men in sight. West Oakley doesn't even believe that romance exists, and he has no desire to convince himself otherwise. The only reason he's heading to the Maldives is to escape a scandal and spend time on an island where no one knows who he is. But plans change, and when West takes one look at Dillon, another idea forms in his mind—a no-strings two-week stand. Even though Dillon knows their sexual chemistry is explosive, her romantic heart is torn. Can she really spend fourteen nights in the arms of a god like West, making all of her fantasies come true, only to walk away at the end of it? Or can Dillon turn this two-week stand into more than an unexpected holiday fling, convincing West that romance does exist after all?
Cobwebs in the Dark
Cobwebs in the Dark - on offer for just 77p/99cents With NightHawk newly reformed and preparing for a world tour, Abi Hawk finds herself unaccountably insecure about the attention her husband Gideon, the band's frontman, will receive from groupies. In New Zealand for the first leg of the tour and a visit with Gideon's sister, they are faced with a new problem. An outrageous claim pushes Abi's insecurities to new heights, and it takes all their resolve to stick together and sort it out. Meanwhile their daughter Natasha goes on an adventure of her own, one that places her in danger from an old adversary, forcing Abi and Gideon to summon all their combined strengths to rescue her.
99c Steamy Hockey Romance!
As the physician for a professional hockey team, she's worked hard to earn the players' respect. So what's with the new coach's attitude? Dr. Danni Angelo is the team physician for the Clarington Quakes hockey team. She's worked hard to earn the players' respect, but the new coach, Trey Mason, is stirring things up, and Danni's worried her job may be in jeopardy. Trey finds Danni…distracting. Beauty, brains, and sexy moves on the ice have him uncomfortably attracted. He's the new guy on the block. He has a reputation to build and a standard to set. The last thing he needs is a complication. When the team spirals out of control and Danni and Trey get caught up in a drug scandal, things heat up on and off the ice. It's a whole new game plan…Behind the Bench.
Rhythm of Deceit
Rhythm of Deceit - on offer for just 77p/99cents! Two years after finally being reunited, Abigail Thomson and Gideon Hawk are happily married and living in Cornwall with their children. While Gideon is busy focusing his energies on his musical career, Abi makes an unexpected discovery of old diaries dating from 1950. As she and her daughter read through them, the reasons behind Abi's mother's destructive actions become much clearer, and they discover a shocking sixty-year-old deception. Meanwhile, Simon Dean, the vengeful ex-drummer of Gideon's band NightHawk, is about to make life very difficult for them all—again—and he is prepared to go to desperate lengths to achieve his goals.
Second Nature
She is unlike any other… Alec's dilemma, too, has a name. The animal in him wants Desiree, but so does the man. The more he learns about this unique human, the harder it is to deny what he wants. Then, an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice…his life or hers.
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Storm Rising
Storm Rising - on offer for just 77p/99cents! Frontman of the grunge rock band NightHawk, Gideon Hawk has had enough of the rock star life. He is jaded, disillusioned, and haunted by the memory of an unresolved heartbreak. On a whim, he leaves the band in New York and heads to England in search of answers. After attending the funeral of her estranged mother, Abigail Thomson makes a shocking discovery in her parents' attic. The still-raw memories that surface, along with even more startling discoveries, force Abi to face a devastating truth that leads to a series of life-changing events. She and Gideon must race against time to reclaim the life stolen from them a decade before.
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