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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.

I can't...

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...
DARK SECRETS - ONLY 0.99 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 28TH!
HEY there! Super exciting news! Our book "Dark Secrets" NOW discounted to ONLY 0.99!! Sale ends after 28th September! ALSO STILL AVAILABLE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED! A blistering romantic suspense that will leave you breathless. Michael doesn't fall in love. Not after what happened to him. He has to resist. If Kate knew the secret he was hiding... When her memory starts returning and things turn dangerous, all he wants to do is protect her. But he could be the one to destroy them both. Dark Secrets can be read as a standalone It can help to have the background provided by the prequel novella Dark Betrayal - this book is permanently FREE and can be found on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and Google Play!
Special Markdown for Windmaster
Special markdown on the fantasy romance novel, Windmaster! For my fans and followers , especially those who love reading fast-paced fantasy, my publisher has agreed to mark Windmaster down temporarily to $1.49 on Amazon for Kindle. I think once you read it, you'll want to move right into reading the next book in the series, Windmaster Legacy. I'm not sure how long this special reduced price will last, so grab your Kindle copies NOW!
Her Billionaire Daddy by Allison West
Available for preorder! He offers Samantha the deal of a lifetime. Marry him for eighteen months and receive two million dollars for her trouble. The only catch, no sex. Oh, and she has to call him Daddy!
Storm Rising
Can Abi reclaim the life that was stolen from her ten years ago? Or is it too late for a second chance? Find out more for just 78p/99cents in my Autum Sale!
Halloween Treats
Pre-order your copy of DAMNED (Paranormal Tales from Firefly Island, #6) for 99 cents (sale through the end of October), and transport yourself into a haunting ghost story. Loyalty and love are pitted against each other when a cursed man is forced to choose between family obligation and the possibility of happiness. Dumped, robbed, and heartbroken, Violet pawns her engagement ring and heads south to be the maid of honor at her best friend's wedding. When Julien interrupts a moment of private agony to comfort her, she finds herself drawn to the unusual man. Punished for a crime he never committed, and trapped for one hundred years in the same house with his brothers, Julien Dalcour is a bitter shadow of his former self. However, when he meets Violet, his desire to break his ghostly affliction is rekindled. But someone must pay for the crimes committed by the Dalcour family, and that someone has no intention of accepting punishment. When Julien vanishes, Violet is left to defend herself against a sinister force who intends to write her into this tragic supernatural tale. An intriguing blend of paranormal romance and human nature, which leaves the reader longing for their own ghostly encounter.
Deliciously flawed royals
Princess Isabella's life is a hot damn mess. And yet, no one can see past the perfect princess to the real woman within. No one except Prince Marco. He sees beyond the façade, and he likes what he sees. A lot. The only thing is, Marco enjoys life on the wrong side of the law. He's addicted to the adrenaline rush. If these flawed royals hook up, will they bring each other completely undone?
NEW RELEASE
CHOOSING LOVE - Book 8 in the Love in a Bottle Series is now available at ALL MAJOR E-BOOK RETAILERS Is it finally Lauren's turn? The Love in a Bottle blog is coming to a close but Lauren still hasn't found her happy ending. Then she meets two men at once. One sends her flowers, but which one? And will there be a happy ending? In today's world of social media, things can get complicated…
Blazing Justice - Which Ending Will You Choose?
Choose Your Own Adventure for adults! FREE on Kindle Unlimited! One murder case, three sizzling endings…. In the suburbs of New York City, prosecutor Celeste McConnell is called to a crime scene in the middle of the night. The gruesome stabbing is the most brutal murder the quiet little town has seen in many years, and both the police and the District Attorney's office are determined to arrest and convict the killer. Celeste is resolved to follow the proper procedures and seek justice for the victim, but as the case progresses, she wants to be sure the right person is held accountable for the crime. Choose Celeste's path in her quest for the truth and decide who she can trust the most. Whether she follows the lead of her suave, assertive boss at work, confides in the charming and sweet detective assigned to the case, or embarks on a thrilling adventure with the potentially dangerous murder suspect, each unique ending offers an unforgettable night of passion for Celeste and her chosen partner, as well as a conclusion to the murder case that brought them together.
Only Pleasure Will Do (House of Pleasure, Book 5)
New Release The pleasure is all hers… Amorina Vestry, madam of the House of Pleasure for six long years, has wrested a living out the establishment by devising a variety of ways to give men pleasure. But behind the persona of the ruthless businesswoman, schooled in the erotic arts, lurks another woman with a secret she dares tell no one. Now, in vengeance for thwarting a dastardly plan, Amorina is kidnapped and forced to commit murder to save the one person she loves unconditionally…unless the man she secretly yearns for can rescue her before it's too late. When Amorina Vestry goes missing, Sir Reginald Matthews, former Runner now magistrate at Bow Street, agrees to search for the very provocative woman he met a year ago and cannot seem to forget. He manages to track her down, only to be captured by the same madman who took her. Their close proximity in a make-shift prison leads inexorably to a night of passion in which Amorina lowers her guard to reveal a shocking truth. Spurred by his growing attraction to her, Reginald is determined to free them before she commits the most heinous crime imaginable. As Reginald races to save Amorina, he comes to fear another foe as well. He may very well save his love only to find he must give her up or risk the censure of a society that will condemn her.
It Happened at Christmas
‘Tis the season to be scandalous… Exiled to Bath for Christmas, Miss Portia Willingham writes to her uncle to cheer her up. The letter lands in the lap of a stranger, Nicholas, Lord Daventry, who travels to Bath in hopes of meeting the spirited young woman he only knows by the name of "Pence." But protocol demands they be introduced, and as they don't know each other by sight, and Portia is prohibited from attending the dances at the Assembly Rooms, they must find a more ingenious way of turning their forbidden correspondence into a Christmas romance neither one will ever forget.
The Widow's Christmas Surprise
On Pre-Order! Releases in 10 Days! The death of her husband has thrown Lady Maria Kersey's future into doubt—and her heart into the arms of a man she cannot have. But Christmas with the Widows' Club will bring choices—and surprises--that may change all her holidays to come . . . Maria just gave birth to her first child, a beautiful daughter—but the event is shrouded in sorrow. A month earlier, Maria's husband, Lord Kersey, was killed in a duel under compromising circumstances. Worse, Maria's failure to provide a male heir has stripped her of any hope of an inheritance. Scorned by the ton, one of her few allies is her late husband's steward, Hugh Granger. Hugh is everything her husband was not—warm, charming—and penniless. . . . Hugh has fallen desperately in love with Maria, but has little to offer but comfort. As their attraction becomes impossible to resist, Maria flees to London to spend Christmas with her dearest friends, a group of widows who lost their own husbands in the Battle of Waterloo. Little does she know the holidays will reveal a twist of fate she never expected—proving that the greatest Christmas gift is the magic of true love . . .
Only Scandal Will Do (House of Pleasure, Book 1)
New Release! He has the woman of his dreams, but can he find a way to win her heart? Kidnapped, displayed on the auction block of a notorious brothel, and sold to the highest bidder, Lady Katherine Fitzwilliam is furious and vows to fight her way out. Unfortunately, the rogue who bought her is way too charming and attractive to make that easy. He seduces Kat almost to the point of ruin, but she manages to escape him, although thoughts of him tend to linger long after she's free. Duncan, Marquess of Dalbury succumbs to temptation one night and purchases a fiery beauty whose very looks fill him with hot desire. When she insists she's a lady, he scoffs, but is surprised when she flees before he can claim his pleasure. When he discovers she's sister to a peer, Duncan is horrified to have compromised her. He offers marriage to scotch the scandal and gain an heir. However, the dazzling charms of the red-haired beauty, coupled with her astonishing skill with a sword, ensnares his heart and soul. If only Katarina didn't hate him with a fury hotter than three hells... Can he manage to turn her anger against him into a passion for him? Or will they be doomed to live together, but forever apart?
Poisoned Primrose
"This book is fabulously written. The characters, the setting, the food, and the cold case are all so well-plotted and developed. I enjoyed it immensely and look forward to the next installment." The Baroness Book Trove, 5 Stars
Hearts Beneath the Mistletoe
Jenny Crowley has been duped! At her eighteenth birthday celebration her parents announce that instead of having the London Season she's dreamed of for years, Jenny has been betrothed from birth to Alexander Isley, son of family friends and heir to a title. A distraught Jenny refuses point-blank to marry Alec, and when her aunt offers to whisk her away to a Christmas house party, complete with many eligible young bachelors, Jenny jumps at the chance to enjoy a variety of entertainments, be courted, and perhaps fall in love. Alec Isley is between a rock and a hard place. He desires a marriage with Jenny no more than she does, but when his family's dire financial status is revealed, he follows Jenny to the house party in hopes of convincing her to marry him after all. When he discovers who else is courting her there, Alec is frantic to keep her from making a dreadful mistake. Struggling with new-found feelings for his childhood friend, can Alec convince her of his love in time to save her from being ruined under the mistletoe?
A Match Made At Christmas
A promise is a promise… Unable to find a husband to her liking in three years, Lady Sophia Constantine is appalled to discover she's promised to allow her grandmother to choose the gentleman. Balking every step of the way, Sophia is compelled to attend a family Christmas party where the man she's expected to marry will be revealed. But when Grandmamma is delayed in London, Sophia decides to take matters into her own hands to find a husband of her choosing. Leonardo, Lord Ashurst, has returned to England after five years of mourning. Ready to begin the search for a new wife, he accepts an invitation to a neighbor's Christmas party and is introduced to Lady Sophia, for whom he experiences an immediate attraction. With the lady's betrothal on the brink of being announced, can Leo win her heart by posing as her betrothed or will his deception ruin any chance they have of a happily ever after?
Only Marriage Will Do (House of Pleasure, Book 2)
New Release! Not all happy-ever-afters begin with "I do." Two unexpected callers turn Lady Juliet Ferrers's world upside down. The first claims to be married to her via a proxy marriage, a statement she can scarcely credit—except she was betrothed to him once upon a time. To deter him, Juliet acts boldly when a stranger appears, declaring he is her husband. But when she is finally alone with the handsome visitor, she finds herself hoping she can turn her falsehood about their marriage into truth. Captain Amiable Dawson seems to have stepped into a fairy land when a beautiful young woman he's never met introduces him as her husband. The more she explains her situation, the less he is inclined to believe her, yet Amiable is a pushover for a damsel in distress. Against his better judgment, he agrees to accompany her to her family's estate far to the north. Along the way the passion between them sizzles until a happy-ever-after is all but assured. However, the question of Juliet's true husband rears its head again, forcing Amiable to wonder if he is married to the lady or not. When his rival abducts Juliet, Amiable is compelled to choose between the woman he loves or the law of the land that decrees she is not his wife. Desperate to rescue her at any cost, his last resort may be to kill the man who stands in the way of their happiness.
Married by Christmas
A wager he should have refused… After two miserable Seasons, Miss Marianne Covington is determined not to have a third and enlists the help of longtime friend William Stanley to assist her. Will wagers he can find her a husband before Christmas. But when none of the suitors suit, he is ready to do something drastic for the woman who's become more than just a friend.
Welcome to the Sin Bin
The Sin Bin Series Box Set features every book—seven in total—from The Wanderer to Haka Ever After. Plus, enjoy the three bonus shorts to catch up with the incredible Sin Bin characters.
Worth the Wait--my newest book that really is!
This sequel continues the two romances from the first book in the series, When a Wolf Howls, (WW/HM, BM/BM) but adds two new ones also, (BW/WM, BW/WM) making for a long saga of passion. Saoirse and Diego are married and she has good news for him. Her bestie, Freddie, is thrilled when John moves in with him, but they soon discover issues that need to be resolved. Grant is one of the hunters from Canada, whose wolf has told him that the black she-wolf they saw the last time they were at the academy, is their mate--but he has no idea what she looks like as a human--and he discovers she carries baggage that impedes their romance. Nathan yearns for a love that will last, but when his wolf mates with a female shifter's wolf, she has no memory of it the next morning--or of him. All of these problems will be resolved, but it takes a long time--hence, the title, Worth the Wait.
FREE to read in Kindle Unlimited. 4.4 STARS
Moving to a sleepy Wisconsin farm offers Molly a chance to get her life back on track...until a captivating cowboy turns out to be more than just a fun distraction. Small-Town Romance; Opposites Attract. "My absolute favorite book by Nicki Elson." ~Amazon Review "Several twists and detours before landing on a FANTASTIC ending." ~Author Jennifer Lane "Could not put down." ~Fresh Fiction
Shot Through the Heart
Gunslinger Shiloh Coltrane has returned home to work the family's Wyoming ranch, only to find there's still violence ahead. His sister and nephew have been murdered, and the killers are at large.
Dr. Sydney Cantrell has come west to start her medical practice, aiming to treat the people of a small town. As she tries to help and heal, she finds disapproval and cruelty the payment in kind.
When the two meet, it's an attraction of opposites. As Shiloh seeks revenge, Sydney seeks to do what's right. Each wants a new life, but will trouble or love find them first?
Rogues on My Mind
Releases 9/29/20
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