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Torn Hearts, A Novel
by CaSondra Poulsen | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write the story of TORN HEARTS?
My grandmother inspired me. TORN HEARTS is dedicated to her. I was fortunate to grow up near her and have countless memories of times spent with her. She has left a lasting impression on me and shaped who I am as a woman. I miss her dearly. She was a fabulous woman. Much of the grandmother in...
Fallenwood
by Leslie D. Soule | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write FALLENWOOD?
My stepfather passed away when I was nineteen years old and my mother went crazy and kicked my sisters and I out of the house. It was a very difficult time for me and I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. I felt like I was fighting just to keep myself going and keep my head above water. So...
Sculpting David
by Nya Rawlyns | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write SCULPTING DAVID?
My studies and my passions have always revolved around art, theater, and dance. From an early age my mother took me to see Broadway shows. New York City, with its art galleries, museums and cultural events was a mere bus ride away. Throughout my life, my friends have all been associated with the arts--actors,...
Sneakers, Sandals & Stilettoes
by Natasha Deen | Interview

Q: What gave you the inspiration to use these two particular fairy tales: Aladdin, and The Elf and the Shoemaker?
Believe it or not, it was my dogs. We went for a walk (it was spring) and it was just one of those perfect kind of days: sunshine, just the right amount of wind, blue sky...we walked into a pool of light and warmth and at the exact moment I was thinking, "Man, can it get better than this?", Buddy (one...
Glass Angels
by Karen Wiesner | Interview

Q: Congratulations on publishing the fourth book in your Family Heirlooms Series! What's the series about? What's the theme that ties all the books together? What's your inspiration for the series?
Thanks! The premise of my Family Heirlooms Series is how nuggets of faith can be passed down as family heirlooms from parent to child, sibling to sibling, spouse to spouse. Members of the Samuels family are the main characters in each story. Baby, Baby, Book 1, Shadow Boxing, Book 2, and Foolish Games,...
Together Again
by Mimi Barbour | Interview

Q: What's the series about? What's the theme that ties all the books together? What's your inspiration for the series?
I submitted a story for a Wild Rose Press contest called Through the Garden Gate and that's where The Vicarage Bench series originally evolved. Their guidelines were for a short story about a heroine who lived in a village in England called Bury, and who would walk through a garden gate by an old house...
Full Moon Rising
by Daryn Cross | Interview

Q: What's the series all about? Please give us an overview.
The Cash Chronicles is a series of books that tells the story of subsequent generations of the Cash family. It begins with a prequel, MILLICENT, which is about the villainess in Book 1. Millicent is the evil wife of Caleb Cash's father, William. She's responsible for much of what occurs in the future...
Caught by a Clown
by Sandra Crowley | Interview

Q: The title of the book, CAUGHT BY A CLOWN, is very intriguing. What made you choose this title?
When I realized the main character Stacie Monroe had a quirky tattoo, the book's title followed naturally. You see, Stacie's tat is a small clown face with corkscrew heart hair. That's right--corkscrew heart hair. Take a heart. Twist it into a corkscrew shape with the point of the heart as the point...
Mended Heart
by Mary Manners | Interview

Q: What was your inspiration for the story of MENDED HEART?
I grew up in a fairly poor family. My dad worked hard as a hotel maintenance man to provide for us, and though he had only a seventh grade education, he was one of the most intelligent and honest men I've ever known. Our home was filled with love, but we struggled financially, and most of my clothes...
Somewhere My Lass
by Beth Trissel | Interview

Q: I find it fascinating that SOMEWHERE MY LASS is not just a time-travel romance, but it also includes mystery, murder and mayhem! There's also the friendship between Neil and Fergus. Where did you get the inspiration to include so many exciting elements into the story?
Thanks much for your enthusiasm. I enjoy a mixture of elements, and tend to include them in all my stories. Plus I love time travel. The inspiration for SOMEWHERE MY LASS initially came from a dream that led to a great deal of pondering where I go from here and copious research. The character of...
Old Sins, Long Shadows
by PG Forte | Interview

Q: OLD SINS, LONG SHADOWS is book 2 of your Children of Night series. What's the series about? What's your inspiration for the series?
Believe it or not, my original idea was to write a series of mysteries featuring a brother and sister vampire detective team. I started writing In the Dark (the first book in the series) thinking I was going to use it to introduce the twins and set up the first mystery they needed to solve. As usual,...
Tangled Threads
by Jennifer Estep | Interview

Q: First of all, I love your titles! Spider's Bite, Web of Lies, Venom, and now Tangled Threads. I like the way they all have something to do with the spider, which is Gin's rune symbol. How did you come up with them? Was this deliberately done, or did it come about in a burst of serendipity?
Thanks! I think the titles are pretty cool myself. Actually, I had titled the first book GIN ON THE ROCKS, and I had thought we would use the word GIN in all the titles - BITTER GIN, GIN & TONIC, etc. My book group and I had a lot of fun coming up with GIN titles at one of our meetings. LOL.

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Catching an Evil Tail
by Mary Abshire | Interview

Q: You now have 3 books in this series. Before we delve deeper into CATCHING AN EVIL TAIL, tell us about your world and where you got the idea for this series.
I'd finished writing a vampire novel and I wanted to write something better, different, catchy. For several days, I thought and thought... what can I do that hasn't been done before? At least, not that I had read. I wanted a female who thought she was bad, but she really wasn't. A demon seemed like...
The Preacher's Son
Jason Banning is a wreck. His leg's been blown to hell in Afghanistan, his boyfriend just left him and took the dog, and now he's back in his hometown of Pinehurst, Washington, a place that holds nothing but wretched memories…and Nathan Tull. Nathan Tull, whose life Jason ruined. Nathan Tull, who will never believe Jason did what he did for a greater good. Nathan Tull, whose reverend father runs the gay conversion therapy camp that Jason once sought to bring down—at any cost. Nathan Tull is trying to live a quiet life. Four years ago, when Nate was a prospective student visiting UW, his world collapsed when senior Jason Banning slept with him, filmed it, and put the footage online. A painful public outing and a crisis of faith later, Nate has finally begun to heal. Cured of the "phantoms" that plagued him for years, he now has a girlfriend, a counselor job at his dad's camp, and the constant, loving support of his father. But when he learns Jason is back in town, his carefully constructed identity begins to crumble. As desperate to reconcile his love for God with his attraction to men as Jason is to make sense of the damage he's done, Nate finds himself walking a dangerous line. On one side lies the righteous life he committed himself to in the wake of his public humiliation. On the other is the sin he committed with Jason Banning, and the phantoms that won't let him be. But is there a path that can bridge those two worlds—where his faith and his identity as a gay man aren't mutually exclusive? And can he walk that path with the man who betrayed him?
Runnin' Out Of Road
Romance just rolled into town! Nick Barrett has been battling a case of wanderlust his entire life. When he's given the opportunity to settle down in a permanent home, he naturally high-tails it out of town, gunning all 450 horsepower in his 1970 Chevelle. On the road, he meets a sexy hitchhiker who gives him a run for his money. Will the two of them find what it is they're looking for or run out of road in the meantime?
Ring In The New Year With A Bang! Out Now - Xmas Spouse Swap
Meet the twins who take share & share alike to a whole new level Xmas Spouse Swap - by H K Carlton - is now Available #holiday #erotica One tipsy Christmas Eve leads to a twin swap their husbands will never forget
To Woo A Wicked Widow
Now Available for Pre-Order! 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 . . .
Only Scandal Will Do
He has the woman of his dreams, but what price will he have to pay to win her heart? Kidnapped and sold at auction in a London brothel, Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam squelches an undeniable attraction to the masked stranger who purchased her, pits her wits against him, and escapes him and the scandal that would ruin her life. Unable to resist temptation in a London brothel, Duncan Ferrers, Marquess of Dalbury, purchases a fiery beauty. She claims she's a lady, but how can she be? No lady of his acquaintance in polite society is anything like her. Then he discovers she is who she says, and that this latest romp has compromised her reputation. He knows how that is. One more scandal and he'll be cast out of London society, but he needs a wife who'll provide an heir to carry on his illustrious family's name. He seeks out Katarina, intending only to scotch the scandal, but instead finds his heart ensnared. He's betting their future he'll capture her heart, but does he have what it takes to win the wager? Content warning: A blade-wielding heroine who crosses swords with a master of sensuality.
A Handful Of Hearts, Volume 1
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, Heart of Desire, and Heart of Delight.
A Fiercer Heat
A new matchmaking service has landed in the Big Apple, and no hot gay celebrity will go unpaired... Rising singer Drew wants to launch his debut album. Former child star Traven wants to prove himself in adult roles. They need publicity-- tonight. And it just so happens that "actor dates singer" is the oldest publicity stunt in the book. If they pretend to be boyfriends, the tabloid press is guaranteed to report breathlessly on their every move. It's a brilliant plan except for one thing. Assured Elites fake boyfriends have a way of becoming the real deal... This 60,000-word full-length steamy gay romance novel features fake boyfriends, a menace from the past, and two hot celebrities who learn how to make beautiful music together. Available on Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Google Play.
The Holiday Spirit
A woman who talks to ghosts. A man mistaken for dead. An ancient evil that stalks them both. A Yuletide paranormal romance you won't forget!
Call The Coroner Is 99 Cents!
99 CENTS ON AMAZON JAN 1-JAN 5 He's been living underground for a long time, but the only thing guaranteed to bring Daniel Nieto back to the surface is the identity of his wife's killer. With the whisper of one name, he puts it all on the line for vengeance. He's got plans for Stavros Konstantinou. The title of monster fits too well for Stavros to want to be anything other than what he is. Time spent in Daniel Nieto's dungeon, chained and tortured, will never change that. Starved of food, sunlight and freedom, he waits for an opening to turn the tables on the only man who's ever come close enough to scare him. Somewhere between the slide of knife against skin, and the drip of blood on cold concrete, things change. Grief and hatred collide with lust and obsession, and this time Daniel and Stavros are on the same side. This time, they're fighting a losing battle against a connection forged by much more than a love of violence and bloodshed. In a war this bloodied, what do you do when the bodies start hitting the floor? **Warning: Gun play, knife play, blood play, breath play. Non Con, Dub Con. Water sports. Triggers**
Lawless Love
NOW IN AUDIBLE!! Lacey Everhart has carved out a tough existence in the wilds of 1880s Wyoming, working hard to build a secure life for herself and her younger brother, Luke. She will stop at nothing to protect what's hers and keep them safe. Even if it means keeping a secret that could destroy their lives. Marshal Dylan J. Kane is a man who considers everything as black and white, right or wrong. He's never seen life any other way until he sets eyes on Lacey. Suddenly the straight and narrow that he's followed has a few twists and turns. Loving Lacey offers the home life for which he hankers...but can he really love a woman who seems to be plain lawless?
One Week Left #kindle #nook #kobo
The Viking's Yuletide Gift is a short story only available for the busy holiday season. Set in medieval England before the Norman Conquest, this quick read is a sequel to Ms. Markland's bestselling Viking novella BANISHED. Read on your e-reader of choice. Only 99 cents.
In His Keeping: Taken
Out of work and on the verge of being homeless, Sylvie Jenkins is desperate. Her desperation leads her to take a job with a reclusive writer living in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. She's never heard of Connor Hudson, but the man is offering her room, board, and an extremely generous salary. How bad could he be? Sylvie is shocked to learn that she might not know who Connor Hudson is, but millions of readers do, scarfing up the books he writes under various pseudonyms. And Connor's not just a bestselling author. He's a billionaire entrepreneur whose publishing and media empires span the globe. Her new employer is a drop-dead gorgeous hunk, but he's also surly, dominating, and demanding. He's accustomed to being obeyed and kowtowed to, but he soon discovers that his feisty new assistant refuses to do either. Sylvie thinks he's an arrogant, condescending jackass! Connor is shocked that this little imp isn't cowed by his wealth, power, and position. That fascinates him. The alpha male in him is determined to have her…and her obedience and submission as well. Naive and nerdy, Sylvie mistakes sex for love. But Connor can't love her. He's keeping secrets: dark and dangerous secrets. The cops think he's a serial killer. The women in his past keep turning up dead. As the body count begins to rise, you can't help wonder…is he capable of murder?
On Sale For Just 99 Cents!
It's exactly what widowed father Luke Allred is looking for when he brings his son and daughter back to his hometown of Mountain Meadow, Virginia. Luke knows he needs to be a better daddy for his troubled kids, but his work as a veterinarian made it difficult in the past. He's vowed to change, but he needs help while he settles into his new position with the local animal hospital. Rachel Hastings is a woman with a healing touch. She takes in injured and orphaned animals, so helping out with two new-to-town children shouldn't be tough. What she hasn't counted on is their sexy father, her secret crush from back in their high school days. Their attraction is immediate, but so many obstacles stand in the way. Luke and his family still grapple with the shock of the accident that killed his wife. Rachel carries baggage from her own failed marriage. Worst of all, Luke's children hide a secret that is tearing them apart and may destroy any chance Luke and Rachel have of building a future together. Don't miss Healing Touch, book one of a sexy new contemporary series from author Laura Browning.
White Hot Is Here!
Book 3 stand-alone in my sexy dragon shifter series is here!Musician and heartthrob Jacob White doesn't need the blood of Drakkon running through his veins to know he turns heads when he steps into a room. He's crafted in long, lean muscle beneath alabaster skin and a mane of silky white, shoulder-length hair. He has it all, fame, fortune, and now, thanks to his blood being altered, he can soar through the sky, dance with the stars, and breathe fire. It's all he's ever wanted—until he awakens after his first night as Drakkon and looks into the eyes of a woman whose courage and determination truly change his life. River Wray's life on the small Isle of Harris has been plagued by memories brought upon her family by a dragon her father claims to have seen many years ago. Now, after another dragon has burned her farm and eaten her cattle she must rely on a gorgeous, mysterious dragon shifter to keep her and her family safe. Soon, his fiery touch and smoldering glances become all she can think about, until they're no longer enough. But should she give her heart to an immortal, a man whose passionate kiss makes the stars sing? And even if she can, can love survive the Red Drakkon coming for revenge?
Power Of Sight By A.m. Halford
Zachary has spent his whole life running from the future he's seen, not wanting to accept it. Titus, his fiancé, must make Zachary accept both their new relationship and the future he's ran from. Or, the balance could be lost forever.
Exposed: The Education Of Sarah Brown
"HOT! Keeps you on your curled toes!" ~ DayReader Reviews "I have never hated a villain so much!" ~ Vickie Raynor Sarah Brown sets out on a journey to sensual self-discovery and falls face first into danger. In Barcelona, Anthony de Luca, a renowned travel author and photographer, unleashes the full force of his charm that threatens to steal her heart, a prize he openly admits he doesn't want. Still, she can't resist him, and finds herself experiencing the heights of ecstasy and the lows of heartbreak as her lover leaves without a word. In Berlin, Paul Christiansen, a handsome Dutch Lothario with a sordid past, works his wiles to seduce her body while in the shadows, a predator stalks a young boy close to Sarah determined to get what he wants or kill anyone who gets in his way. One of her two lovers has led a dangerous criminal straight to her door, but which one, and who can she trust? Welcome to The Checkpoint, Berlin Detective Series; your passport into a world of dark passions, international crime, and ever-present danger. Heat Level: High
New Release
New Southern Romance Release from Soul Mate Publishing! Koda Jacobs is in desperate need of a nanny. Dalton Clayton needs a job. Fate tosses these two together. A Sweet Southern inspirational romance full of love, second chances, and fun kids.
Divine Gamble
As a girl, Maisy Macoubrie witnessed the murder of her beloved father. She's been running from the killer for fourteen years. If only she could provide a safe home for her and her son… but she'll never get rich dealing faro in saloons, with a cold-blooded killer on her trail. The Preacher never meant to become a gunman. Sometimes life deals a man a hard hand. Always alone, always hunted, he dreams of all he's been denied—peace, family, love. The moment Maisy and The Preacher meet, their lives change once more. United in battle against a powerful enemy, they fight side by side, but can they beat the odds they face? Is love worth the biggest gamble man has ever known?
Caller Of Light - $.99 Sale!
Carina McKay is an outsider. With one parent of royal blood, she's not nobility, yet not a servant either. Critons, magical fire-breathing creatures that protect her homeland, provide the only excitement in her routine life until she meets King Marek Duncan and her destiny changes forever. To protect his heart after an arranged marriage withers to a bitter end, Marek focuses his energy on defending his lands from a rising darkness by searching for the Caller of Light, the one who summons Critons. Marek spots Carina while traveling to a distant kingdom. Despite himself, her beauty and willfulness intrigue him, and he ultimately discovers just how much he will endure to safeguard her from the lords who want to enslave her. Together, the strength of their love can overcome the obstacles keeping them apart, but only if they have the courage to follow their hearts.
Sentries
You are everything to me. My breath, my heartbeat. Without you my life would be empty. Three hundred years ago, natural disaster reformed the face of North America, and the people who lived in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains would never be the same. Now, the master/slave bond in New Colorado has become a sacred rite of service, protection, and, sometimes, for the lucky, love. Follow Nick and his beloved Master, Todd Ruger, a sentry of the territories, as they struggle to survive together amid the collision of old superstition, new beliefs, territorial war, and the ever-present danger of the natural and supernatural frontier. A Rainbow Award Judge made this comment: a fascinating, enthralling, compelling, and emotional series that captivated me from the very first book. Also available at other fine booksellers.
New Release!
Becca Allred's returning to Mountain Meadow with big plans. First, make her new bakery, The Secret Ingredient, a huge success. Second, steer clear of the complications that made her last job a pain in the butt. Third, manage to live her own life without family interference. Tough to do when you have too many older brothers keeping an eye on you. Even tougher when one of their best friends wants to put a lot more than his eyes all over you—but he thinks you're back to be his business rival, not his bed partner. The Secret Ingredient is now on sale at all major online booksellers.
The Caretaker
Who cares for the caretaker when his burden grows too heavy to bear? Freddie Whittle devotes his life to his cancer patients, cheese, and his overprotective fathers. His big move to Cardiff is tainted by bigot neighbors and a dismal social life. He wants something more but doesn't know what until he runs headlong into a Scottish-Maori mountain of a man. Taine Afoa retires from international rugby feeling restless. He left his career behind and relocates for a change of pace. The last thing he expects is to become infatuated with someone who seems far too young and innocent for him. No matter how hard he tries, it's impossible to get Freddie out of his mind. Can Freddie handle the intensity of Taine's naughty sexual desires? And when the strong alpha male tangles with the playful nurse, will this May-December romance end before it even begins? The Caretaker is book two in Dahlia Donovan's international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts. "Overall, I think that The Caretaker is one of the best reads I have had this year. It was witty, it was passionate, and most of all, it was all incredibly realistic. It was wonderfully written, and as I have said before, such a refreshing read. Dahlia Donovan did such an incredible job on it. I cannot wait to sink my teeth into more of her work. Five stars! Amazing!" —Loren E., Amazon Reviewer
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