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One Good Reason
by Sarah Mayberry | Interview

Q: We know that heroine Gabby is Tyler's ex-girlfriend (from the previous book, The Last Goodbye) and hero Jon is Tyler's brother, but what gave you the inspiration to put these two characters together?
When I was writing the first scene with Gabby in TLG, even though I hadn't planned it when I outlined the book, I decided she should be Tyler's ex-girlfriend. I thought it would help shed light on his intimacy issues as well as give him a confidante. The more I wrote, however, the more I liked Gabby....
Shinobi, Book One: Concealed in Shadows
by Sessha Batto | Interview

Q: From where did you draw the inspiration for the Shinobi series?
I've studied martial arts and swordsmanship for many years, and I've always been intrigued by the conflict inherent in the martial code of honor. To me, ninja are the epitome of this conflict, assassins and spies who are loyal to their clans to the death. Trained to set aside their emotions, yet carrying...
A Fateful Wind
by Suzette Stone | Interview

Q: Where did you draw inspiration for A FATEFUL WIND?
I grew up in a tiny village on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, UK. As a child we would play around a defunct tin mine - dangerous I know - and I was always intrigued by the stories I would hear of miners leaving behind their families to seek their fortunes in Australia, America and Mexico. The village I lived...
Strong Arms of the Law
by Cerise DeLand | Interview

Q: STRONG ARMS OF THE LAW is a VERY hot read. There's no question about that, but it also has a great plot and interesting story. How did you come up with the idea for it?
Since moving to Texas, I have learned so much about this state and the people who live here. Because I grew up and lived always in large cities on the East Coast of the States as well as in Japan, I came to Texas very green about the West. But once here, I loved it. The people are innately funny. You...
Where There's Smoke
by Erosa Knowles | Interview

Q: What's this series all about? Please give us an overview. What is the central theme that binds all the books together?
The Men of 3X Construction series deals with life after prison, and how three men turned their lives around by taking classes in Michigan's Prison Build program. These men overcome great odds to own and operate a successful business, but someone is trying to ruin all their hard work. Each partner deals...
Absolution
by LJ DeLeon | Interview

Q: What is your Warriors for Light series all about? What is the common thing that binds all the books in this series?
The books in the series are about the eternal battle between good and evil, how most times life and the choices offered are shades of gray, and in each story how the brightest light, the one thing that heals wounds to the soul, is love. Without love, lust for power flourishes. With love, darkness is...
Witches of East End
by Melissa De La Cruz | Interview

Q: You made your name as a Young Adult books author, so what gave you the inspiration to write a series for adults? Where did the inspiration for WITCHES OF EAST END come from?
I wanted to write about a family of women, I wanted to write about sisters, about having a complicated relationship with your mother, and once I realized it was very girl-centric, of course they had to be witches. I did some research on Gardiner Island, which is the oldest independently owned property...
Burning for You
by KT Grant | Interview

Q: What is the inspiration for your latest release, BURNING FOR YOU?
I love the idea of opposites attracting and thought what would happen if a somewhat older college dean fell for a hotel janitor? Would they be able to connect not just sexually but mentally? The fun was writing these two men and helping them find a common ground together, which leads them to falling...
Desire and Deception
by Sharon Buchbinder | Interview

Q: What inspired this story?
In writing DESIRE AND DECEPTION, I wanted to tell a sexy suspenseful tale about smart, powerful women and the men who love them. I wrote about society's expectations of what a woman should be versus what a woman wants to be. And since the standing advice to writers is to "write what you know," I then...
Forged in Fire
by Sara Brookes | Interview

Q: Now, our interest is piqued and we're excited to learn more! I certainly am! So, what is your Rebirth series all about? What is the common thing that binds all the books in this series?
Basically it all boils down to the age-old struggle of good vs evil. But I take it one step further. After all, who decides good people are good and bad people are bad? The line is easy to blur and my characters sometimes have to step over lines they wouldn't ordinarily. It's necessary to sometimes...
Kiss of Snow
by Nalini Singh | Interview

Q: The Psy-Changeling series is so original. I've never seen anything like it. How did you come up with the idea?
I've always loved shapeshifter stories - but I disagreed with how shifting was often portrayed as a painful or unwanted experience. I thought it would be fantastic to be able to shift into another form! I've also always been interested in psychic abilities like telepathy and psychometry, but one day,...
The Hambledown Dream
by Dean Mayes | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write this story?
THE HAMBLEDOWN DREAM was a simple idea I had about eight years ago when I was working on another, much different story. Back then, it was a "what if?" fable, the notion of a good and kind young man dying but being reincarnated into the body of another young man who is duplicitous and mean. I actually...
Betrayal's Shadow
by KH LeMoyne | Interview

Q: BETRAYAL'S SHADOW looks to be an awesome start to a new series, the Guardians of Eden. What is the series about? What inspired your ideas for this series?
I've often wondered if we humans haven't had help at critical times in our development. Out of those musings the Guardians of Eden was born. They are a race originated in the same Eden as Adam and Eve. They are bound in a covenant to ensure the evolution of mankind, each Guardian child releasing the...
Ghosts of Deveraux Manor
SPECIAL PRICE 99 CENTS BUT NOT FOR LONG! Mayhem, Mystery, Murder, and Matchmaking Ghosts When an American woman inherits a manor in France, she finds it comes with some unexpected accessories—matchmaking ghosts and a hunky ex-pat Brit who may or may not be a murderer. Philadelphian Charlotte—Charli—Deveraux had no idea she had relatives in France until she receives notice she's inherited a chateau in Normandy. Her art history degree has led to nothing but a soul-sucking bank job, so she takes leave, and, with her best friend, heads to France to check out the centuries-old manor. But her inheritance comes with more than she expected, including an enticing, maddening neighbor. She'd been betrayed by a man once. She's not about to trust another one. International art restorer and expat Brit, Travis Gardner, wants nothing to do with any woman named Deveraux. He'd been married to one. When his ex-wife was murdered, suspicion fell on him. Although he had a strong alibi and was cleared by the police, a cloud hangs over him. It doesn't matter how sweet and wholesome Charli is, he's on the hunt for the real killer. He doesn't have time to help Charli find missing necklaces or the keys to a mysterious locked turret. But a pair of matchmaking ghosts—and their equally ghostly cat—have other ideas. To get into the good graces of the Big Guy, they need to bring Charli and Travis together, and solve not only his ex-wife's murder, but their own. In a village full of suspects, can Charli and Travis find the keys, the jewels, and the truth before they, too, become ghosts of Deveraux Manor?
Thrilling new Academy Series!
Welcome to Bramble's Edge Academy. a university where Fae hone their elemental powers. Sounds exactly like what a powerful being needs, right? If only things were that simple. Like many over the past decade, Ryker has no desire to attend Bramble's Edge Academy and fights when the Collectors come to take him to the school.
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First book in the 5 Star series. A mother she never knew, the identity of her father disputed – secrets, threats and murder. Lacy's past and present collide spinning her deeper into danger and further from love.
Kingdom Misophonia, A Princess Hates Noise Fairy Tale
New Release! Beautiful and talented Princess Amanda, the next queen of Milathonia, has it all. Yet, she, along with her father and brother, are cursed with misophonia, the hatred of certain sounds. Isolated from other kingdoms, Amanda has lived a sheltered life. As a gifted artist, Amanda begs her father to let her attend the art academy in Zolonia. The king agrees, but only if she uses a fake identity and finds the proper suitor. Captain Dash Lysander, a returning war hero, takes a well-paying job as a bodyguard to an academy student. Traumatized by war, which included battling man-eating fleshers, Dash hopes he can do his duty without suffering from day tremors. Upon meeting his charge Dash is immediately smitten. However, his duty is to protect her, not court her. Princess Amanda and Dash are drawn to one another. They do their best to stave their hidden passion despite the looming danger of fleshers and secrets that could ruin everything.
My Fake Summer Boyfriend
Sun, surf, sand and Alex--Katie was swept away! Katie eagerly agrees to pretend she is Alex's girlfriend for the summer in order to protect his job. Amid sundrenched waves, they develop a friendship that is on the verge of turning romantic, when who should arrive but Nicole, Alex's old girlfriend. In three days, Nicole ruins Katie's relationship with Alex. So Katie gets involved with Logan, Nicole's handsome older brother, though Alex is the one for her. Soon enough Katie learns that fake romances can get out of hand and lead to complications she never imagined. Reviews "…a great teen love story…lots of angst, lots of funny moments, some steamy kisses, and a great heroine… Sarah, Fallen Angel Reviews
Blood Instincts
Is Myah's new suitor just an irresistible man...or something else? Can she handle the Other World?
Fighter's Unexpected Fling
When the best-laid plans… …go up in smoke! In this First Response story, with his impending promotion, hotshot fire captain Ross Lawson has no time for romance. Until stunning paramedic Sally Davis starts work at his station… Even if she wasn't his best friend's recently divorced sister, a workplace romance is out of the question. But their blazing attraction burns bright and deep and soon becomes one fire Ross might not want to put out! The First Response Duet Book 1 – Firefighter's Unexpected Fling Book 2 – Pregnant with the Paramedic's Baby
The Chalice
Decimated by the savage Deg'Nara and teetering on the brink of extinction, the last surviving males of the once great Chiagan-Se embark on a quest to salvage what is left of their civilization. They send their remaining seeker ships into the void, searching for genetically compatible females. Time is running out, but in the far reaches of the universe, on an obscure and primitive planet, a match is discovered. One thousand panic-stricken women awaken two hundred years in the future, captives aboard an unmanned alien spacecraft bound for parts unknown! How had they gotten there and why? The males thought they came willingly. The females believed they'd been kidnapped. Full of hopeful expectation, the Chiagan-Se prepare for the arrival of their new mates. Terrified and furious at the inexplicable abduction, the women prepare for combat! And when the two sides meet, the battle commences.
Sinners' Opera
Death is his punishment. She is his prize. A tale of love and obsession. Ecstasy and Madness.
A Date with a Vampire
RELEASE DAY! You are cordially invited to join Love Bites Paranormal Dating Agency. Where fangs, fur, feathers, and the occasional human, meet their match. A Date with a Vampire, Book 1 of the Love Bites series. FREE with KindleUnlimited.
Fall in Love with Dina and Adam
One sassy genius of a librarian. One flashy lawyer with a heart of gold. One simple bargain that will never, ever work. Fall in love with Dina and Adam as they learn that love lurks beneath the surface.
Gripping new Fae Academy series!
Welcome to Bramble's Edge Academy. a university where Fae hone their elemental powers. Sounds exactly like what a powerful being needs, right? If only things were that simple. Like many over the past decade, Ryker has no desire to attend Bramble's Edge Academy and fights when the Collectors come to take him to the school.
AKIRA'S CHOICE - SCI-FI ROMANCE
5 stars - exceptional - recommended read - Ind'tale Magazine "Wow! If readers want to see and feel and believe they are in deep space, then ‘Akira's Choice' is the perfect choice! With a touch of romance, the vivid descriptions and beautifully developed characters masterfully presented by Schartz create a virtual world that invite the reader not merely to observe, but to walk amongst them and participate... This is a delicate art, and Schartz wields her weapons with precision and skill. Banzai!"
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?
Captive
Rookie cop Addy Dawson must escape her alien captors. Caged with a brazen alpha gladiator claiming to be her mate, Addy refuses to breed warriors for the Survival Race—a blood sport where the last man alive wins. Nothing and no one will stop her from finding a way home, including the exasperating rogue determined to seduce her. Years of killing for entertainment have turned Max into a hardened beast. The only time he feels human is when at stud. But when a fiery woman from his home world rejects him, her rebellious spirit awakens a part of his soul he thought long dead.
 Bound together by a desire for freedom, Addy and Max will risk torture or worse to break out. But the hunted pair will never find refuge unless they can learn to trust each other with their lives…and their hearts. ***Fawcett delivers a suspenseful and captivating science fiction romance. A must read for all, but especially for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES." --Caridad Pineiro, NY Times & USA Today bestselling author***
Cary Redmond is back and into Trouble again!
The Trouble with Ghouls and Serial Killers (Cary Redmond 2) Trouble returns and Cary Redmond is once again up to her neck in it, trying to survive the first mission of her seventh year as a Protector. But what with ghouls behaving badly, a serial killer on the loose, and a leopard shifter mate with secrets what could possibly go wrong?
Take You Away is available for pre-order!
Take You Away's release date is January 27, 2020! One of my favorite passages: "You feel that?" he whispered. "Good strong hold on the right. Nice easy slide in front. Then…" He quickly shoved the stick forward, hitting the chalked end against the cue ball. It rolled fast across the table and clacked against the colorful balls, scattering them in all directions. A striped ball sank into the right corner pocket. Ben swept her hair back behind her shoulder. His lips touched her neck. As he nibbled her skin, she trembled. Oh God, how would she get through this party without stealing him away into a dark closet? Blurb: Zoe captured Ben's heart, the way no other person could. She tamed his anger and eased his sorrow over the loss of his brother. He'd do anything to be with her, but he can't get through the walls around her heart. Ben is the perfect man—hotter than a fresh-out-of-the-oven loaf of bread and sweeter than a pumpkin pie. For two years he's been her mainstay, giving her solace and a sense of safety. And although they are online-gaming buddies only, she wishes he could make her nightmares go away. Scared to leave the confines of her home, she wants to be with Ben, but only if her violent past stays away from her doorstep and out of her head. Check out all of Kira's books and pre-order Take You Away.
Ride into Love
Find the warmth of love in the cold of winter in this heartwarming story about second chances and finding love where you least expect it.
Here Comes The Son
"Honestly, Dahlia Donovan's stories are a must-read and this one is an exceptional Urban fantasy to sink your teeth into!! A great read!!" 4.5 Stars from K.R. Phoenix
Heart Bandit
New release! When a feisty human steals a gargoyle's spirit-stone, all bets are off… Beaumont prides himself on his stellar fae kill record, but his life is upended when a feisty, human female challenges him to seduce her and steals his spirit-embedded stone. He's on a quest to save his soul, yet this woman makes him harder than a rock, and for a guy who spends his days encased in granite, that's saying something. Crafty and swift, Sadie learned to pickpocket from the best mentor ever—need. After she runs across a tall, sexy gargoyle and steals his most valuable possession, she's up against more than can she handle. As he hunts her down to retrieve his precious stone, he stirs a passion she didn't know existed…and can't resist. Gargoyle Night Guardians protect human souls from the evil clutches of dark fae. Be careful, though, gargoyles aren't your average hero for within each guardian rests a questionable soul, one ripe for redemption and eager to become worthy of what we all crave—love.
wicked desire
Maggie's running from a dangerous ex-husband with the attitude that if he can't have her, no one can. Matt's running away, too, hoping a new beginning will help him get on with his life without the woman he loves. Trouble seems to follow Maggie though, and as the small town sheriff Matt has his hands full. Their attraction to one another only complicates things and as passion explodes between them Maggie's ex shows up, threatening their happiness and both their lives.
Find HOT MAGIC in Cat's Paw Cove!
While clearing out her late mother's home in Cat's Paw Cove, Florida, Molly Hendrickson finds an unusual antique necklace. Wearing it makes her feel confident and sexy—things she hasn't felt since her ex broke off their engagement or, really, ever. She decides to keep the jewel but takes other items to Black Cat Antiquities, the local antique store, to have them appraised. Lucian Lord, a reincarnated 12th century knight, moved to Cat's Paw Cove after a scandal in which he revealed his magical abilities to his former girlfriend. Demoted by his superiors, he's running the antiques shop while his grandfather is on vacation. But, when Molly brings in artifacts tainted by dark magic, Lucian is duty-bound to find and contain the dangerous energy before it wreaks havoc not only on the town, but the world. Living by the knightly code of honor, Lucian vows to help Molly, especially when he realizes the necklace is the source of the ancient magic he's hunting. He's determined to save his headstrong damsel and redeem his tarnished reputation—but first, things will get very, very hot.
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