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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...
Carnal Secrets
by Nadia Lee | Interview

Q: Please tell us about CARNAL SECRETS.
CARNAL SECRETS is a contemporary romance novel. Here's the blurb:

After a rapid change in management, Natalie Hall is surprised to find that she's being promoted so quickly. But when it becomes obvious that the new CEO is interested in her on a more personal level, she pushes him away -- she doesn't...

Hard Bitten
by Chloe Neill | Interview

Q: When people ask me what Chicagoland Vampires is about, I start to answer by saying that it's about Merit, but truth be told, it's about so much more. There are all kinds of plots running through the series: romantic plots, political plots, familial plots. How do you answer that question to encompass the whole?
The Chicagoland Vampires series is, first and foremost, about a regular, book-loving girl, Merit, being thrown into a world of strategic, political, and chic vampires. She has to come to terms with the fact that she's been made one of them against her will--and that she's been tasked with defending...
Breathe Me In
by Lex Valentine | Interview

Q: BREATHE ME IN is book 6.5 of the Tales of the Darkworld series. For readers new to the series, please give us a short summary of what has happened in the series so far.
Each of the books thus far can stand alone. However, the series is much richer if you read them all. They are the stories of couples who are secretly helped along in their matings by three best friends, a vampire, a black dragon, and a Magia (the magical race.) Each couple is somehow related to these...
The Pleasure Garden
by Amanda McIntyre; Charlotte Featherstone; Kristi Astor | Interview

Q: Where did the idea for this anthology come from? How did you come to collaborate on this anthology together?
Amanda: The inception was a collaborative effort after I met Kristi through the RT convention workshops and asked if she might be interested in hearing about an idea for an anthology. I knew she and Charlotte knew each other and as fate would have it, when we met, and began discussing ideas, the creation...
My Irresistible Earl
by Gaelen Foley | Interview

Q: For those new to your books, please tell us a little about The Inferno Club series. Can you enlighten us about the Order's fight against the Prometheans? Also, what seed started the idea for this series?
The Inferno Club is a raucous, decadent gentleman's club that is actually a front for a spy ring in service to the Crown. What makes my sexy spy guys different than every other Regency spy ring on the market today is that rather than being attached to the Foreign Office, my heroes are members of an...
Playing for Keeps
He's riding the bench. She's living a lie. The game of love is won in extra innings. Following a terrible tragedy, Rick Taylor is making his comeback to the major leagues… and the dating scene. But years off the roster have left the veteran catcher a little rusty. It'll take a special woman to heal the heartache of losing his family. But the perfect contender refuses to let him try out… Single mom Amy Vaughn leads a double life. Between her daytime job and her nightclub gig, she can't afford to date a famous baseball player… especially when the publicity could bring her dark secret to light. But the handsome catcher's charms prove too strong to resist. When old memories and new notoriety threaten to tear them apart, Rick and Amy must learn to drop their defenses, or they'll miss out on their second chance at love.
Betrayal
On Sale for .99 thru 6/30/18 The worst betrayals come from within. After a night of passion with her betrothed, Lady Alyse de Courcy is eagerly looking forward to her wedding. But when Geoffrey is forced to marry another, a heartbroken and possibly pregnant Alyse finds she must either gamble with her reputation or marry someone she does not love. As Geoffrey's best friend, Thomas, Lord Braeton, has sworn to serve and protect Alyse, an oath now sorely tested when he agrees to marry her to guard her reputation. Yet, as they grow closer, and Thomas discovers Alyse's sweet but spirited nature, he comes to desire a marriage in truth. Can he overcome her memory of Geoffrey or is Thomas doomed to burn with passion for a woman he can never possess?
Betrothal
On Sale for .99 Thru 6/30/18 The heart can choose, but can it also change? Lady Alyse de Courcy has fallen in love with Lord Braeton, a nobleman in King Edward III's court and a man to whom she has barely spoken. Fate, however, has decreed her betrothal to his best friend, Sir Geoffrey Longford—a handsome and imposing knight, yet hardly the man she wants to wed. When Sir Geoffrey is bound in betrothal by his father, he could not have expected the beautiful stranger to win his heart the moment they meet. But Alyse's infatuation with his friend casts doubt on whether she can ever return his regard and their wedding day is fast approaching… Will he have time enough to win her love?
Wedding the Widow
On Pre-Order Now! Releases July 31, 2018 Will she say yes a second time? 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 . . .
Only Seduction Will Do
New Release! In a vulnerable moment, Alethea Forsythe allows herself to be seduced by a married peer. Now she is with child—and without recourse. Her reputation will soon be in tatters and she will be forced to wed a stranger—unless she takes matters into her own hands. When Jack Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Manning, is summoned from the House of Pleasure on a matter of importance, he hardly expects to receive a marriage proposal. He's long been aware of Alethea's infatuation with him, but at twenty-three, taking on an expectant bride is not in his plans. Yet the desperation in the lady's lovely eyes overrides his misgivings. Alethea would not have believed it possible for a man to be too chivalrous. But though her new husband is perfectly amicable in public, he insists they maintain separate quarters. Desperate to possess his heart and prove herself a wife in every way, she boldly reaches out to Jack. And as their unexpected connection between silken sheets is tested by jealousy and misfortune, Jack must decide where honor ends…and true passion begins . .
June is wedding month?
Check out a beautiful Hawaiian hilltop wedding in Finding Jackie (Vasquez and James book 3). But hang on—the honeymoon takes a couple of fast turns when Luki's nephew Jackie is abducted, and his rescue is the only item on the agenda. "Another fabulous journey of love, passion, murder, suspense, kidnapping, Oh... and Luki gets to blow things up! I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!" —Monique at Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews Ok I LOVE Luki and Sonny! ... Their love and playfulness is amazing. The shit these beautiful men go through tears me up. … Their wedding was amazing " Yeah I cried" But I loved it all. The mystery the suspense and poor Jackie my god what this boy has gone through." —Sandi's way too many MM books
To Woo A Wicked Widow
On Sale for $2.99! 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 . . .
Saving Jasmine (Satan's Bears 1) by Rose Nickol
All Maisy Stringfield wanted to do was to find her sister and make sure she was okay. Jasmine had disappeared before but never for this long. Something was wrong. Maisy took the job working at the Blazing Sun Bar and Biker's club hoping to get information on where Jasmine might be. She hadn't counted on Stud, who was the president of the Satan's bears and a complication she didn't need. She didn't need him chasing her around and interfering in what she needed to do. Razor was the leader of the wolf pack and determined to take over the Bears and Stud's territory. He didn't care who he had to hurt to do it. Stud was tired and ready to find his mate. When he saw the little waitress working in his bar, he knew she was his. Not to convince her. Keeping her safe while he persuaded her was another chore. He was surrounded by incompetents. Could he defeat Razor, find Jasmine and convince Maisy to be his?
Beleaguered
On Sale for .99 thru 6/30/18 When death holds sway in the world, can even the greatest love survive? Finally in France, Alyse and Thomas's passion for one another continues to smolder hot and deep—until one fateful encounter changes everything. During a formal banquet, Alyse must share an intimate dance her first love. His searing touch proves Alyse's desire for him is as strong as when they first met. Tormented by this revelation, Alyse is bitterly torn between the love of her life and her love for her husband. Into this agonizing situation, the disaster of the Black Death rears its head. Alyse, Thomas and Geoffrey must try to save the princess from the ravening disease but at a dire cost to themselves. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both of the men she loves. But which love will survive?
Beloveds
On Sale for .99 Passion never dies. Lady Alyse Braedon frets over her renewed passion for Sir Geoffrey Longford, her first love. Alyse worries that she has not properly mourned Thomas and cannot think herself as true wife to Geoffrey until she puts her feelings for her first husband to rest. When Thomas unaccountably appears in her bedroom, she is stunned and confused. As he begins to make love to her, however, she joyfully surrenders herself to his familiar caresses and expert ministrations...until Geoffrey arrives. Faced with the dilemma of wanting two lovers, Alyse simply cannot choose--until Thomas suggests he and Geoffrey share her. The scandalous proposition awakens new hungers within her. Can she allow herself to abandon all she's been taught a proper woman should resist, and find pleasure with both her beloveds?
A Spicy, Haunting Paranormal Romance
Being psychic isn't as fun as it sounds… Billionaire businessman Logan Mitchell is an empath. While his talent of reading people's emotions has come in handy in the business world, it's about to drive him insane. His ability triggers unbearable OCD attacks that leave him counting and cleaning until he collapses from exhaustion. If his psychic power doesn't make him crazy, the ghost that's haunting him soon will. Psychic medium Allison Gray is drawn to Logan the minute she meets him. She shares his empathic abilities, and she can help him control the constant barrage of emotions. But a harrowing incident from her past has left her terrified of spirits, and the ghost in Logan's mansion is doing everything in its power to keep her away. Logan has given up hope of ever having a normal life, until he meets Allison. But the ghost doesn't want to share him. Even if she can overcome her fears, loving him will mean risking her life.
A sexy, new contemporary - The Beast of Aubyn Hall!
New release! Contemporary romance, standalone. Bookworms & Alphas Series: Where men like to give orders, but women don't like to listen. The Beast of Aubyn Hall! The man they call the beast, sworn off love, meets the bookish beauty who thinks that love exists only in books. When Bronte Beltran finds out that her next assignment is cataloging the famous Aubyn Hall library, she's ecstatic. But when she finds out they call the owner the Beast of Aubyn Hall, not so much. A week in a dusty library should be right up her alley. But a wrong word at the wrong time and she might just find out what exactly is beastly about the Beast of Aubyn Hall. For more information:
Only a Hero Will Do
Defender of the realm…and his wary heart… Captain Grant Alexander is an enigma in London society. Dashing and handsome, he coldly eschews marriage. But the ton knows nothing of his role in the Legion: to bring Typhon, the traitor who seeks to destroy the British monarchy, to justice. When Grant is thrown together with fellow Legion member Elizabeth Atwell, he's instantly beguiled yet exasperated by this beautiful viscount's daughter. She has little interest in combing the marriage mart for a well-bred, well-heeled husband, but is adept at code-breaking and handling a bow and arrow. She also refuses to do as she is told, insisting she accompany Grant on his mission. As Typhon continues to evade capture and dark forces are at work, Grant realizes he must act, not only to protect the realm but Elizabeth too…not to mention his heart, which is in danger of thawing every time she comes close…
Colorado Summer Stars
Looking for the perfect read while poolside or on the beach this summer? Check out Colorado Summer Stars and fall in love in the Rocky Mountains.
In Heat: A Werewolf Romance
Tabloid reporter Reegan Pritchett hates her job, but writing about fake hauntings and satanic rituals is the easiest way to keep tabs on the paranormal world. And if she ever wants to find the werewolf who murdered her best friend, she has to follow every lead, no matter how bogus. Private Investigator Zeth McDowell's life comes down to three things: making money, chasing tail, and looking good. While he's not a "pack" werewolf, he's fiercely loyal to his kind, and nothing infuriates him more than a bad wolf who escaped punishment. Lone wolves face enough stigma without the help. When an assignment brings Reegan to his office, Zeth reacts on a primal level. Never has his wolf fixated on a woman. Trouble is, she seems to hate him, but that doesn't stop him from wanting to peel off her clothes. To Reegan, Zeth is a means to an end. But when the story she's working on ends up involving conspiracy and witchcraft, she must rely on him to stop a dangerous spell. One that makes it impossible for either of them to keep their hands off each other. No matter how hard they try. WARNING: Contains non-consensual themes with an alpha hero with a runaway mouth, a feisty reporter with a monster vendetta, magic-induced sex that neither of them asked for, lots of snark and the horror of falling for the enemy.
*New Release* Forest Girl (AA romance)
Esi Afriyie has been in love with Michael Yaw Badu since childhood. When he receives a scholarship to study in America, all hope seems lost ... until he returns to Ghana ten years later. An arranged marriage contracted by their families makes her dreams come true, but does the reality of being Mrs. Michael Badu live up to the fantasy? Michael may have married Esi, but he is in love with someone else—Forest Girl, a mystery woman he encountered just once in the forest. His heart belongs to her, and he doesn't need his beautiful wife awakening his carnal desires. He is even willing to sacrifice his marriage for another encounter with Forest Girl. Reality is not what either Esi or Michael imagined. Esi is disillusioned; Michael feels trapped. Will Michael give in and allow his heart to discover a love that was always meant to be, before it's too late? *Available in Print and E-book* WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FOREST GIRL There are not enough words to describe how much I loved this story. The author painted a vivid picture with her fantastical storytelling. She crafted a story that made you fall in love with the characters and their stories that they had to tell. ~~ Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
$.99 SALE! **Urban Fantasy**
Friday the 13th is no time to be a telekinetic--at least, not this one. The number thirteen follows Aria Elle Walker like a bulldog. Lucky or unlucky, it triggers her telekinesis in freaky ways. In an era of banned magic, it could get her jailed…or worse.
New Release Inherited Light!
New Release! Inherited Light is .99 for one week! When Lorenzo Dalton inherited his Grandma Mabel's BMW Coupe, he was a twenty-two-year-old kid without a care in the world. Now, two years later, his inheritance has lost its luster, and so has his life, until an old friend rolls through the doors of the Little Ivywood Humane Society. Catalina Chavéz, a successful artist, has spent fifteen years hiding her personal demons by hiding her heart. Now, staring thirty in the face, she's ready to relinquish her recluse status and reconnect with old friends. She just wasn't expecting one of them to be a tall, dark, and handsome Lorenzo Dalton. Cat and Lorenzo find they share the same taste in food, music, and dreams for their future. They also share a mutual enemy, Xavier Carrellton. Threats, lies, murder, and betrayal swirl through the air of Little Ivywood, California, and neither knows friend from foe. Someone wants them dead, and they must find the killer, before the killer finds them. You can also get Lorenzo's sister's story, Inherited Love for .99! Cinnamon Mabel Dalton always struggled to fit in. A musical savant at an early age, Cinn's life was anything but easy. After a failed marriage and broken heart, she worried she would never find someone who understood her devotion to her craft, and her family. Then her Grandma Mable passed away, she inherited a two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard, and her whole life changed...
Little Girl Lost
Sheriff Zac McHenry is fit to be tied. A new "working girl" just showed up at the local truck stop. He doesn't want "her kind" in town! He arrests her, but things aren't what they seem. She's no hooker…she's a librarian! Her name is Ali, and she's trying to track down a 13-year-old runaway. The girl disappeared from the truck stop a week ago and hasn't been heard from since. Zac tries to send Ali packing, even checks her out of her motel room, but she refuses to leave until she finds the girl. With the rodeo in town and all the hotel and motel rooms in the area booked up, Ali finds herself temporarily homeless. With no place else to go, she moves in with the sheriff until a room becomes available. Zac thinks his houseguest is a foul-mouthed, ill-tempered hellion. She thinks he's an interfering, arrogant bully. But when they work together to investigate a case of kidnapping, human trafficking, and murder...sparks begin to fly. Is this any way to start a romance?
IN HIS KEEPING: TAKEN
On sale! Only 99¢ 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 Dom 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. He says he's incapable of love. But as the body count begins to rise, you can't help but wonder…is he capable of murder?
Of Dukes and Deceptions
When Nickolas Buchanan, the Duke of Dorchester, accepts an invitation to visit a country stud farm, he counters his boredom by striking a wager with his henchman that he'll bed the poor relation, Alicia Woodley, before the end of his stay. But he reckons without Alicia's disdain. She's disgusted by Nick's cavalier attitude, unimpressed by his grandeur and wants as little as possible to do with him. Between her newfound role as family charity case and fending off the attentions of both her clueless cousin and the arrogant Nickolas, Alicia has quite enough to contend with. But when her life is endangered, quite possibly from those closest to her, surprisingly it's Nick who seems determined to ensure her safety. As they conspire to uncover secrets that the family wants to keep hidden at all costs, they discover a passion that surpasses all obstacles…
Capri Nights
Travel to sunny, romantic Italy for only 99 Cents! Sensual. Sumptuous. Sizzling. Love under an Italian sky. A San Francisco sous chef discovers she might have bitten off more than she can chew when a scrumptious Italian man stirs up a recipe for romance on the delicious Isle of Capri. Sous chef Cat Connors has spent a lifetime feeling like a stale cracker on a plate of fancy hors d'oeuvres among her stepfamily. But when she travels from San Francisco to the sunny Isle of Capri, she's determined to finally shed her dowdy image and spice up her life. She has big plans for her future as a chef. Those plans don't include a yummy Italian with a mouth-watering body and a smile that melts her insides like gelato under the hot Capri sun. When Alex Viteli retreats to his villa on Capri to escape the notoriety and legal troubles brought on by his family, the last thing he needs is a beautiful, tempting dish of a woman. Alex may be the scion of a wealthy Italian family, but that won't matter if he can't cook up a scheme to clear his father's name and keep himself out of prison. Though they fit together like strawberries and chocolate, Cat and Alex may not have time for more than a quick bite of romance. Cat's future is in San Francisco. Alex can't leave Italy. But the sultry Capri nights might tempt them both to savor just one more sweet taste of love. Includes bonus recipe 2016 Finalist Maple Leaf Awards, best novella, best hero, best heroine
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