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New York, Actually
by Sarah Morgan | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for this story?N:
I was on Facebook one day when I spotted a photo of a Dalmatian with a heart shaped nose. He was completely adorable and I knew he had to have a starring role in a book. I decided his name was going to be Valentine and that the heroine loved him more than any man. The story for New York, Actually grew...
The Librarian and the Spy
by Susan Mann | Interview

Q: After reading the blurb, I thought, what a cool story. What's your inspiration for this story?N:
Thank you! Most people are well-acquainted with librarian stereotype: the dour, bun-sporting humorless scold who wants nothing more than suck the joy out of life. In fact, librarians are just the opposite. They're smart and funny and irreverent and their job is to help people. In writing THE LIBRARIAN...
Crossroads
by Chantal Fernando | Interview

Q: Where did you get the inspiration for this story?
The idea for this story came to me early on in the series when Ranger was first introduced. I liked the idea of him being with a cop, someone who is essentially his enemy.

Seeking Mr. Wrong
by Natalie Charles | Interview

Q: Where did you get the inspiration for this story?
I was plotting my next book and I had settled on writing about a kindergarten teacher who is somehow forced to write erotica. My five-year-old daughter inspired the best parts of Lettie's niece, Portia. My daughter is feisty and strong-willed, and she comes out with some real zingers at times. Portia...
Edge of Yesterday
by Tarah Scott; Sue-Ellen Welfonder | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Edge series? How are the books tied together?
Tarah Scott: When Sue-Ellen and I decided to write a time travel together, the Edge series really just grew organically. Before a single word was committed to the paper, we realized that our initial idea was too big for one book. The books are tied together by the villain and by familial ties.

Sue-Ellen...

In Mistletoe
by Tammy L. Bailey | Interview

Q: First, I have to say, I love your cover! There's something sweet and heartwarming about the way the two of them are snuggled against each other. What was your part in the cover-making process?
Thank you. I love the cover, too. Basically, my part is to search through stock photos and then send the cover artist some ideas. When I saw this couple, I created a mock cover using Canva and then posted it on my personal Facebook page. I received a lot of likes, so I knew this couple is who I wanted...
The Fortune Teller's Garden
by Frances DeleCourt Winters | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration? Your heroine, Keighley Woodson, is a psychic. What is your fascination with psychics and things paranormal?
Well, she's not really a psychic and never claims to be, though she in known throughout her small town of Cobweb Corners New Hampshire as a talented palm reader. She is simply a caring and insightful young woman who knows how to help heal emotional pain, and beautifully too.

Let me explain. I teach...

Outside Blessings
by Penelope Marzec | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for OUTSIDE BLESSINGS?
My oldest daughter has a Masters in Marine Science. One of her courses involved studying harbor seals in NJ. The harbor seals visit the coast every year during the wintertime. My daughter and I often take our cameras and binoculars to see them. During our forays, the two of us began to spin a tale about...
Out of Orbit
by Thea Landen | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for OUT OF ORBIT, a romantic science fiction?
My regular readers know by now that I'm a big fan of both video games and sci-fi. In the fourth installment of the Phantasy Star series (one of my all-time favorites!), it's revealed that there's another planet in the star system that only comes close to the others every one thousand years. Many, many...
Surfacing
by Daniel Stephens | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for this book?
I grew up in a rural, mountain top community in northern New Jersey much like Wolf Thorn Lake in the novel. When I was nineteen, I moved to New York City and I was very surprised by the questions I received about my home on a lake in north Jersey. To my friends in Manhattan, my life in the woods appeared...
Smuggler's Bounty
by Vanessa Liebe | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for SMUGGLER'S BOUNTY?
I have always been fascinated by smugglers ever since a school project when I was little and I discovered that there were smuggler tunnels in our village. I also love the wild beauty of Cornwall and its history of smugglers. I think this story has always been at the back of my mind.

A Midsummer's Kiss
by Meara Platt | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Farthingale series? How are the books tied together?N:
I've always been a fan of historical romance novels. Jane Austen, of course, set the standard of excellence with Pride and Prejudice. However, I also have a big, loud, loving and meddlesome family that I love dearly and who are very important in my life. These two influences somehow came together to...
I'll Still Be There
by Keelan Ellis | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for I'LL STILL BE THERE?
The idea for the possession aspect came to me out of the blue, and it was originally just a short story. However, once I'd written it, I realized that I wanted to explore who these ghosts are, so I wrote a second short story about them. At some point I realized they'd work better if they were integrated,...
Rip Cord - an M/M Sports Romance
The Complete Rip Cord Trilogy: The Reunion: Gil Davis hated high school. Ever the geek, he has no intentions of attending his 10th year class reunion. The last thing he wants is to relive the taunting and teasing he received during his teenage years. However, there is one thing he misses from high school: the star Varsity football player. The one he had a crush on from the first day he laid eyes on him. But the last thing he expects is the now pro football player to come back to their home town to attend a lame high school reunion. Known as the Bad Boy of the NFL, Ripley "Rip" Cord, not only shows up, but shows up without a date and an eye for Gil. The Weekend: Geek Gil Davis hasn't heard a word from NFL player, Rip Cord, since hooking up at their class reunion. Then Rip calls him unexpectedly, he's taking Gil to his cabin for a weekend of erotic exploration. The Ever After: When Rip Cord is kicked out of the NFL, he shows up unexpectedly at Gil Davis' front door. With his career over, Rip's finally ready for a future with Gil, if Gil's willing to give him another chance.
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Passion, Sex, Lies, Deceit. An elite life turned upside down... A setup with a steep price of high expectations and pressure... A much-needed vacation abruptly turned into chaos... She's being watched, followed and … worshipped. Inhibitions are pushed, boundaries tested, privacy invaded. All the while eyes are on her. Can she trust the mysterious stranger who awakens her body and reads her soul? ONE To Watch Me is Book 1 of a duet. Follow Emmeline's story in Book 2 – ONE To See Me (available now).
Pre Order Laird of the Black Isle now!
"Revenge was a terrible passion that began in men and ended in monsters." ~Laird of the Black Isle- Coming 5.29.18 From NY Times bestselling author Paula QuinnThis Highlander will risk everything to find his daughter . . . Lachlan MacKenzie has nothing left to lose since his wife and daughter were killed. But when a shadowy figure reveals his little girl might still be alive, Lachlan will do whatever it takes to find her--even abduct a lass from the MacGregor clan for an exchange. Being caught would mean certain death. But the laird of the Black Isle won't let anything--or anyone--interfere with his mission . . . not even his beautiful, stubborn captive. Even his heart All Mailie MacGregor wants is to return home to her family. And the Highland beast who captured her can go to the devil. Her plan: to thwart him at any cost and win her freedom. But she never expected to be so drawn to the fierce warrior and the desire in his eyes.
Living Dead Girl
Jen MacLellan has hit a dead end... Jen knows tattooed, blue-haired Jack Norris is trouble the minute he opens his front door. And being a mortician in the avante garde East Side of Providence, Jen has seen a lot. Jack has recruited Jen's teenage brother Drew to play drums for his less-than-respectable punk band, and Jen has no choice but to follow their gigs to keep her little brother out of trouble. But when Drew goes missing, she finds herself in the awkward position of asking for Jack's help. Shocked that he agrees, Jen decides she may have misjudged him. Worse, she might even like him. But when Jen is brutally attacked, she awakens in the hospital where a Sid Vicious look-alike greets her with the news: she's dead, and he's the reaper assigned to take her away. Yeah, not so much. Refusing to leave, Jen's spirit watches helplessly as her loved ones suffer, powerless to ease her family's grief or prevent the police from accusing Jack of her murder. Desperate to help them, Jen convinces the reaper to bring her back. But reanimating corpses isn't as easy as it looks, and neither is finding a killer before it's too late...
Pre-Order Today, A Historical Regency Romance
Click below to read Chapter One and then Pre-Order a copy of my new Historical Regency Romance, A Mistress for Penndrake. "A sizzling battle of wills that scorches the pages." – 5-Star Netgally Review The Marquess of Wesley is out for blood. For a year, Lord Wesley has tried to undo the devastation his father left to Penndrake, their ancestral home, only to discover the man gambled it away right before his death. Now Wesley is being blackmailed by the new owner into marrying a woman he's never met in order to get it back. But his intentions are less than honorable… At one and twenty, Miss Kate Holden intends to become a governess, having sworn off all men years ago. However, her plans are halted when she receives a daunting letter from her cousin about a Lord Wesley. Ignorant of the name, and the devilish marquess that wears it all too well, she nearly ends up compromised. Refusing to fall prey to Wesley's skillful seduction, Kate decides to turn things around on the rake. But the high-stakes game between them soon leads to her losing the last thing she expected…her heart.
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LONDON'S WICKED AFFAIR ~ Midnight Secrets series
In Anabelle Bryant's wickedly romantic new series, secrets and seduction go hand in hand. Lunden Beckford, Duke of Scarsdale, has chosen to exile himself far from London, with its painful memories and cruel gossip. Forced back to town on business, he's eager to make his stay as brief as possible. But first, he must honor his promise to find a suitable husband for his friend's little sister. Amelia Strathmore has grown into a stunning, statuesque beauty, but the willful chit is more likely to scandalize a drawing room with her outspoken opinions than blush prettily.
Misfortune of Time
-- Time Heals No Wounds -- In 11th century Ireland, Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest husband, Airtre. She wants to escape his physical abuse, but she must stay to protect their grandson, Maelan. Over many lifetimes, she has learned how to endure her own pain, but Maelan is young and vulnerable. When Airtre's paranoia and jealousy spiral out of control, Étaín has no choice but to escape in the night with little more than the clothing on her back, leaving a trusted friend to protect Maelan. This is not the first lifetime Étaín has fled, and she knows how to survive. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she must make decisions that may result in disaster for her, her grandson, and everyone she loves.
Free in Kindle Unlimited: Kiss Your Scars
A vicious attraction and shared secrets bring together two broken men in the final installment of the bestselling Loose Ends series by award-winning author Avril Ashton. Being the king of Atlanta's underworld used to have its perks, but lately all undercover agent Renzo Vega has seen is the downside. Someone is auctioning off women in his city, and he's damn sure not about to let that offense stand. Just as he's set to make a move, Renzo's club is ambushed and he's shot. Unsure of who to trust, he turns to the one man he definitely knows wants him dead. Yanked from his bed, blindfolded and spirited away in the middle of the night, Lowell Scott is shocked to find the darkly gorgeous Renzo bleeding and in need of his help. The very last thing he wants is to come to the aid of the man responsible for his cousin's death, but the knife at his throat doesn't give Low much options. Close proximity doesn't temper the hatred Low harbors for Renzo, it only brings up new problems. Like the vicious attraction Low struggles to control, and bullets that won't stop flying. It's a tough sell to believe there's anything good in a man as unapologetically dangerous as Renzo. And even if Low could forgive the unforgivable, Renzo is still shadowed in secrets. When they're exposed, those secrets will bring far-reaching consequences that could sever not just their shaky bond, but Low's family ties as well. This is book three in the Loose Ends series, but can be read as a standalone Warning: Contains references to subjects that may be triggering. Please read with caution.
Brothers in Blue: Max
Meet the men of Manning Grove, three small-town cops and brothers, who meet the women who will change the rest of their lives. This is Max's story... 

Big city party-girl Amanda Barber has been spoiled most of her life. But life for Amanda suddenly becomes a major challenge: adapting to small-town life, dealing with her special needs brother, and constantly butting heads with a frustrating local cop.

 As a police officer and former Marine, "responsibility" is Max Bryson's middle name. Never having been in a serious relationship, he has no plans for one in the near future. He likes being his own man. And even if he were interested in a serious relationship, he certainly wouldn't choose someone so immature and irresponsible as Amanda. But no matter how hard he tries, he can't get sexy Amanda out of his head or his heart. Watching her mature in front of his eyes, his protectiveness towards her only strengthens.

 Bossy and possessive aren't the only words Amanda uses to describe this frustrating cop. She can't deny just looking at the man makes her tremble. But she's done with having anyone control her and this man isn't going to be any different. Or is he?
MIKE "The Firefighters of Station #8"
MIKE Mike Armstrong puts his life on the line every day but he doesn't like being called a hero. Fighting fires is his job. It's in his blood. A profession that has made him a confirmed bachelor—until a certain female lights a fire under his skin. Cassie Peters spends her days teaching children and her nights dreaming of Mr. Right. Shy and self-conscious of her curvaceous body, she keeps men at a distance—until she meets the sexy firefighter who keeps her awake at night. Passions soar and desires burn hot, yet each is afraid to surrender to love. Together, they overcome their fear of rejection, completely unaware there is a more dangerous peril. A thirst for vengeance threatens the firefighters of Station #8 placing Mike and Cassie directly in the line of fire.
A Toe Tapping Good Time... InDTale RONE Winner
Jobless, practically homeless, and tired of being manless, will six weeks on the road with country music's bad boy give her the courage to spice up her boring life?
Alchemist of the Tenth Realm
Pre-order for Limited Price Heroes of the War against the Guild of the Golden Rose, Sophie and Logan risk leaving the comfort and safety of Skye to colonize the dangerous untamed territories of the Newlands, a continent that parallels America, but one of magic. Before they can embark on their new life, Sophie is trapped by a necromancer's weapon. Under its spell, she is shanghaied on a ship heading for the Newlands where the Guild of the Golden Rose plans its resurrection as the Norvis Ordi. Desperate to rescue his wife, Logan crosses the perilous ocean and joins forces with a young wizard and native skinwalkers to battle the dark forces that trapped Sophie. Can the Newlands be saved from necromancy or will darkness once again resurface, enslaving all?
Her Dom's Secret Past
When Anabelle Rowley, fifty-five, takes a two-week break at an exclusive beach-front villa, she meets a man—but not just any man. Instead, this one ticks every box on her imaginary boyfriend list. For fifty-two-year-old John Ethan, going on a short vacation to recover from injury and moving to Australia comes rather fast. Imagine his surprise when he meets a woman who arouses his every desire. Their holiday romance ignites fires in them both and this is something real, something long-lasting. But when Anabelle has to leave suddenly, neither has a way of finding the other again. Will they ever be able to locate each other? And if they do, then John must reveal a secret, a secret that he fears Anabelle will never understand.
Liar, Liar in Audio!
Unable to protect her mother from her father as a child, Devin McQueen has made it her mission as an adult to protect as many abused women and children as she can. The rare moments she's not consumed with work as a victims' advocate, she limits her involvements to safe, predictable men...until she meets bounty hunter Grady Cooper. He is big, bold, brash and has no problem speaking his mind.
Collector of Hearts - release date 12th June 2018
A heart worth collecting just might be a heart worth keeping. Thanks to a wastrel father and a laudanum–addicted mother, Arabella Fleming and her twin sister have one – and only one – season in London in which to find suitable husbands. Robert Mallory, Marquis of Shelton, is not suitable. Known as the Collector of Hearts, Shelton is a master of seduction, and he never fails when he sets his sight on a new target. And this season, he wants Arabella. Arabella is too clever to be swept up in Shelton's wicked amusements, but she finds herself unable to resist the temptation of his company. And when she tastes his kiss, she discovers there's more to him than a mysterious past and an infamous reputation. Arabella soon realises that, in order to protect her own heart, she has to collect that of another – the heart of the most notorious rake in London.
Can You Handle the Danger?
When carefree carpenter Matt Rylan gets a late night call from an Army buddy who once saved his life, he finds himself where he never again wanted to be—responsible for someone else. Honor demands Matt cooperate, but he never expects his simple babysitting job to test the limits of his self-control. Nor does he expect it to explode into a race against time for his very freedom.
Pack Up Your Troubles
Three stories of love - won, lost and regained - against a backdrop of war. An officer thinks he finds love in the trenches, but is it really waiting for him on the home front? A doctor and an army chaplain spend the night in a foxhole and discover there's hope even in the darkest situations. And an old soldier discovers that there are romantic problems to solve even after you've cashed in your chips.
I Got Your Back, Hailey
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New Release! CIVIL HEARTS: A Haunted Voices Novel
He's a sexy Southern gentleman—with epilepsy. She's a widow scarred from her late husband's brain cancer. Her new home, an abandoned antebellum mansion, is haunted by a Confederate soldier—and she's a Yankee. "..superb writing (seriously), a breathtaking romance, and one unique story, and you have a dazzling read...Five easy stars."
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What can you say about a dragon shifter who must save his clan from certain discover? When the going gets tough they meet their adversaries with fangs and flames. Not all the flames are literal. Master Dom Adam Lachlan builds a fire within Pegasus shifter, Willow Greer. Can they overcome the problems of romance between different shifter species? When Adam's fire meets Willow's short fuse, flirtation is on! At the onset, secrets are guarded, but once their true selves are revealed, the complications begin. Will they drop their emotional baggage and risk love's bondage?
Her Highland Champion
Malcolm Fraser has returned to his Highland village to forget his failings as a professional bodyguard. Believing he could just lose himself in the mundane activities of running his bed & breakfast, he finds a woman's lifeless body by the loch instead…. Captivated by Heather as she regains her memory, Malcolm is thrown into the line of duty. As danger comes knocking on their doors, will he be strong enough to love her and keep her safe?
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