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Sunsets and New Beginnings
by Teri Riggs | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Heaven's Beach Love Story series? How are the books tied together?
I love the beach and have always wanted to write a beach love story. Nothing is more peaceful than the sounds of the ocean waves rolling in and back out again.

Special Delivery
by Laura Browning | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Mountain Meadow Homecomings series? How are the books tied together? N:
My inspiration rarely comes from any one thing. In this case, part of it grew from passing through the community of Meadows of Dan, Virginia while traveling to visit my mother. I do a lot of thinking while I drive in order to keep myself awake. This particular area is very picturesque and started me...
Finding Matt
by JD Ruskin | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for FINDING MATT? N:
Jaron Greenberg's Newfoundland dog, Bear, was inspired by my childhood dog. Bear's fearlessness and protective nature are a nod to my very first dog. I also tend to get a lot of inspiration from the news. I live in a small town similar to Stanton, IL. The inspiration for FINDING MATT is based on a real...
Bronze Fox
by Diana Green | Interview

Q: Where did you get the inspiration for your Rifters series? What is the significance of the series title? How are the books tied together?N:
As sometimes happens with me, the initial inspiration came from an amazing dream. I woke after dreaming the opening scenes of BRONZE FOX and just had to write them down. They were so vivid and intriguing, I couldn't help adding more. That was the seed for the first novel, and then ideas for a whole series...
Brooke: Wagers Gone Awry
by Collette Cameron | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series? How are the books tied together?N:
I have three sisters and two first cousins I'm very close to. In fact, my cousin was my best friend from the time we were both babies until she died of brain cancer. I wanted to write a series that showed the unique bond between sisters and cousins, but also allowed me to have free rein with my quirky...
Time Eternal
by Lily Morgan | Interview

Q: What inspired the Time Series? What is it about?N:
My inspirations come from different places--my work, my friends, things I've read, things that I've loved since I was a little girl, especially things that are very different from my day job.

After being an avid romance novel reader for many years, I've started having an itch, needing to create...

Prymal Passion
by Jianne Carlo | Interview

Q: Which is titled PRYMAL PASSION. What has the series arc been so far? What's happened by now in the Prymal world?

In Prymal Passion we get the first hint of what the enemy, the Jaeger, looks like. I don't want to spoil the surprise, so I'm not going to go into detail about that revelation.

Saving Their Princess
by TL Reeve | Interview

Q: SAVING THEIR PRINCESS is book #10 in the Beyond Fairytales series. Please give us an overview of the series, and the inspiration for its conception. N:
Okay, a quick run of the series is simple. There is a storyteller, Nicodemus, who for a gold coin will tell you a story. Those are the fairytales we create, but they're not the fairytales you or I read as a child. No, these are souped up retellings made for adults. Check out the Beyond Fairytale Blog...
Prymal Obsession
by Jianne Carlo | Interview

Q: Which is entitled PRYMAL OBSESSION. How are the books interconnected? Do you have an overall series arc?
For those who don't know the premise of the Prymal Series, here's a summary:

The primal call of Mate Claim sparks battle among the three species of shifters--Wylfen, Feral, and Rogue--and has for generations. These violent feuds incite hunts by humankind, driving shifters near extinction.

To protect...

Dragon Wife
by Diana Green | Interview

Q: What is your inspiration for DRAGON WIFE?
The inspiration for this novel came directly from an amazingly vivid dream. In it, I experienced living in a medieval other-world where dragons had just woken from centuries of enchanted sleep. The hero and heroine were already there, fully-formed, as was my sense of their dynamic relationship.

When...

Love Aced
by Jamie W. Matlock | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for this story?
I'm an avid sports fan--tennis, football, hockey, auto racing. You name it and I probably follow it! I've always enjoyed infusing sports into my stories (And it doesn't hurt that most athletes are in the best shape of their lives, making for sexy leading men and ladies!). That's not to say that everything...
Sapphire Blues
by JC Wardon | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for the series? What is the central theme that holds all the books together?
This thirteen book series actually began as a single story. One book. But there are three mystical identical sisters who are descended of a three thousand year old line they can trace, and a curse all have lived under all those millennia. So Mystic Thunder became the first of a trilogy that includes...
Ivy
by Dahlia Donovan | Interview

B:Contest extended to September 30, 2014.
Fur Ball Fever
An impulsive pet spa owner who loses her client's prize pooch ... After a lifetime of impetuous mistakes, Jersey Shore pet spa owner Grace Donnelly outdoes herself when a client's prize poodle, a shoo-in to win the annual Fur Ball, goes AWOL while in her custody. With money, careers, and lives in jeopardy, Grace is not afraid to strap on the leather to go undercover in a fetish club looking for clues. Too bad her helpers consist of an aging hippie aunt, a renegade schnauzer, a drag queen, and a dominatrix or two. Worst of all, the only man truly qualified to help is her former flame, the most domineering male on the eastern seaboard. A smokin' hot bodyguard with his own agenda ... Texas-born security specialist Nick Jackson faces his worst nightmare when Grace's amateur investigation nearly blows his covert operation. Unless he nails the con-artist who scammed his home-town's seniors and whacked a witness, his homicidal granddaddy will take justice into his own liver-spotted hands. To salvage his case, his sanity, and his ex-lover's velvety skin, Nick joins forces with the sassy crusader who rubs him the wrong way--and so many right ways too. Together, they weather an explosion of murder, mayhem, and mystery ... Action bounces from the upscale Shore community of Saltwater Estates to a beach harboring washed-up corpses, a fancy yacht no honest preacher could possibly afford, and the bawdiest nightclub in Atlantic City. Hazards multiply like bunnies, culminating in fun, romance, danger, suspense, a second chance at love ... and a Fur Ball extravaganza the locals will never forget.
Cold Feet Fever
An irresistible bad boy struggles to turn his life around: Barred from casinos, gambler Sam Jackson has spent his winnings and must take a ‘real' job. Turns out operating Kinki, a glitzy paranormal nightclub in Atlantic City, isn't as easy— or as much fun—as he'd anticipated. Someone's trying to shut him down before he opens, he's on the verge of bankruptcy, his family issues are out-of-control, and his matchmaking granddaddy has hired a sexy event planner with a mysterious background, bossy disposition, and criminal ties. An event planner with big secrets will do anything escape her past: A job as event planner offers former mortician and single mom, Katie Deluca, her last chance to escape her past. Turns out party planning is more difficult than organizing funerals, especially when her criminal stalker appeals his murder conviction. Plus her new boss, although perfect for awakening her sensuality, couldn't be more wrong for the stability she craves for her son. Forced to collaborate, they overcome obstacles, fight crime, and find love: Turns out Katie is the one person who can salvage Kinki—and heal Sam's emotional wounds. Fighting their growing attraction, the couple tangles with vandalism, a goofy dog, ruthless thugs, a building inspector on the warpath, exploding trucks, an eccentric granddaddy, disappearing corpses, an unfortunate synchronized swimming episode, and the threat of live cremation, all to deliver a grand opening the vampire wannabes of Atlantic City will never forget. ★★★★★ "the perfect blend of romance, comedy and mystery." ★★★★★ "a wonderful hilarious comedy … a warm & enjoyable read"
Chasing Love
Matilda "Tilda" Fontanilla, a forty-something-year-old woman, finds herself divorced from her husband of sixteen years, left with the responsibility of raising three young children. After struggling to go it alone for a year, Tilda takes the leap and ventures into online dating. Her first two dates from are failures, but she doesn't give up. She agrees to a date with a third man, David. She meets him for brunch on Mother's Day, which happens to be the anniversary of the date her husband walked out on her. Tilda is leery, but given her fear of ending up alone, particularly on Mother's Day, she agrees to meet. David has been looking for the woman of his dreams for a few years now; having no luck, he's joined an online dating club. So far, he has gone on a few dates with the women he's met online, but nothing has come of it. His date with Tilda will make his fifth. . Given his track record, he is not too optimistic, but he is all for keeping an open mind. And boy is he glad he did. One glance at Tilda and David is at full attention, literally. When Tilda sees David walking toward her, she's elated. She feels as though she's hit pay dirt. Is this it—will she finally be able to stop chasing love? Can this mean that these two individuals have finally found love? Will David be able to satisfy the passionate longing that Tilda has finding a love of her own? And will Tilda's Mother's Day be different going forward…….?
The Jaguar Legacy
A journalist determined to unveil the truth … Uninvited and unwelcome, journalist Charley Underhill arrives at a remote archaeological dig in Mexico, determined to learn the truth about unexplained deaths in the area. She seriously doubts The Curse of the Olmecs killed the men. If it means keeping a watchful eye peeled for hairy, hungry predators or lying to the no-good womanizing archaeologist with a sexy Scottish accent, brilliant scientific mind, and penchant for gaudy Hawaiian shirts, so be it. Only a dramatic exposé will fund her mother's life-saving treatment. An archaeologist hell-bent on preventing a premature press leak … Uncovering ancient civilizations is archaeologist Dr. Alistair Kincaid's purpose in life. Still smarting from a ruthless betrayal, he guards his latest discovery, an ancient Olmec city buried deep in the jungles of Oaxaca, in the hopes of making a career comeback. He won't let a snoopy reporter, even one with a quirky sense of humor, smarts, and a heartwarming smile, destroy his last chance at success. Or steal his heart. Together, they uncover an ancient civilization's long-buried secrets best left untouched … Strands from past lives intertwine with the present, drawing the couple deeper into a legacy of shapeshifting and adventure, romance and evil, and reincarnation and karma. Torn between saving her mother's life and betraying the man she loves, Charley must make an impossible choice. ★★★★★ "Hilarious banter, scorching sexual tension, gripping suspense, mysticism -- THE JAGUAR LEGACY has it all! Page-turning romance as hot and steamy as the jungle setting." ★★★★★"Outstanding and Powerful! THE JAGUAR LEGACY by Maureen Fisher had me hooked from the first word to the last. Fisher has woven ancient mysteries, past lives, and pure evil, into a story that left me begging for more."
Smuggler's Bounty
Passions ignite, sparks fly, and danger lurks around every corner
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Promises made. Promises broken. Annie and Jake had been best friends since their childhood. Two peas in a pod, her grandmother had always said. Wherever one went, the other was sure to follow. But when Annie went to New York to pursue her dreams of becoming a successful artist, the invisible string that had always connected her to Jake slowly weakened until it snapped. Caught up in her ambitions, she lost sight of the things in life she'd always treasured: family, friendship, the indelible bonds of love and trust. Now, her dreams shattered in pieces and her heart cut in two, she's returned home to ask for forgiveness and to find her true self again. But it may be too late.
Alien Attraction
How insane is it to marry an alien as a publicity stunt? I'm Sunny Weathers. You probably recognize me from my reality show, Sunny Weathers' Excellent Adventures. I've had to perform a lot of crazy stunts in my career, but this one takes the cake! The producers are sending me to another planet to become an alien's mail-order bride. I'm not allowed to tell anybody it's a put-on, and as soon my contract is up, I'll be leaving planet Dakon. Unfortunately, I hadn't counted on my attraction to Mr. Tall, "Darq," and Handsome… I'm Darq. The moment I laid eyes on the female with pretty mud-colored hair and a sunny smile, I knew she was mine. Competition for females is fierce, and I was determined to claim a mate from the latest shipment from Earth, so I broke the rules. If anyone finds out, my own brother will banish me to the icy wilderness, and I'll lose my mate. I will do anything to keep her… Get yourself some tall, "Darq" and handsome. Download Alien Attraction today.
Directions of the Heart
Embark on a remarkable journey of drama, romance, and passion... In all of these amazing stories, there's one burning question...is love worth the risk?
By Order of the Duke - Ducal Encounters Series
When Georgia Hadleigh falls from her horse in a blizzard she is rescued by Ezra Rutherford, a neighbour who has just returned from Jamaica to take charge of his late father's English estate. The Hadleighs and the Rutherfords have been embroiled in a bitter feud which has lasted for so long that nobody can recall the reason for it. In an act of spite and retaliation, Georgia's father has cut off the vital water supply that leads to the Rutherford estate. Aware of a mutual attraction, Georgia and Ezra are determined to put an end to the unpleasantness. Meanwhile Zachary Sheridan, the Duke of Winchester, has asked Ezra to help with a problem that is vital to the well-being of the nation—a problem that appears to involve Georgia's father. With Georgia all but promised in marriage, and with the search for a fugitive from justice centring on one of Hadleigh's remote cottages, can Georgia and Ezra end the feud, restore Ezra's water supply and chase the fugitive to ground? And while they're doing all this, will they give in to the all-consuming passion that has grown between them—a passion that defies their combined attempts to ignore it…
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…
FREE Family Saga Romance
WARNING: Do NOT read if you prefer your romance predictable and/or conventional. Love Garage is open for business! In Book 1 of this compelling family saga-style romance series meet the Love family and see how oldest brother Antony deals with getting his girlfriend stolen by the baby brother Aiden. Hint: Not very well. Set in horse country near Lexington, Kentucky, The Love Brothers Series is a saga of family devotion that runs as wide and deep as the Ohio River--except on Sundays when brothers Antony, Kieran, Dominic and Aiden work out their frustrations on the basketball court, Love brother style. The Love Brothers: A family saga with humor, heat and heart...Not to mention beer, bourbon and basketball.
New release: ANGEL MINE - Azura Chronicles Book One
High Octane Sci-fi romance, immortals, angels, and a kick-butt heroine. What in the frozen hells of Laxxar prompted Fianna to pursue her quarry to this forbidden blue planet? Well, she needs the credits... badly. But as if crashing in the jungle wasn't bad enough, none of her high-tech weapons work. She'll have to go native, after the most wanted felon in five galaxies. It's not just her job. It's personal. Acielon has never seen an outworlder like this fascinating female, strangely beautiful, and fierce, like the feline predator loping at her side. He always dreamed of exploring the universe, despite the legends... and the interdiction. Is it truly a hellish place of violence, lies and suffering? If it spawned this intriguing creature, it must also be a place of wonders, adventure and excitement... Fianna's instincts tell her someone is watching. Sheba, her telepathic feline partner, doesn't seem worried... yet, something on Azura isn't quite right.
SHADOW WALKER
NEW RELEASE - SHADOW WALKER Among the dark halls of castles and the magic of mysterious forests, a young warrior learned at an early age how to use shadows to be his friend. Mistreated by his family and sent as an insult to a far away Queen, a young warrior discovers a patron he would never have expected. One who trained him and led him to greatness as the Queen encouraged him to walk in the shadows to learn the secrets of the magic around him. Who would have told him that he could even find love in his own darkness. Within the hidden shades around him in these ancient times, where he shadow walked to help or destroy those around the Queen and gained his own honor.
My Bad Boy Summer
Will Nolan give up his bad-boy ways for Vija? 17-year-old Vija Skalbe wants to be an all-American girl—no matter how hard her parents try to impose their strict Latvian standards on her. She feels unsure of herself with one foot in each country. Then Nolan, a folksinger, steals her heart at a coffeehouse. When Nolan stops at their table, it's Vija's friend, Caprice, who does all the talking. But it is Vija who gets his phone number—and later the back seat of his motorcycle. Soon she is cruising from one adventure to another, dizzy with joy, her new-found freedom and the excitement of being with the kind of guy who is a challenge. However, when her father has a heart attack, Vija must take over running the family lawn-care business. She feels overwhelmed until sweet brainiac Joel volunteers to help. He shares the workload and lifts her spirits with his humor. But it is Nolan who fills her heart. It doesn't matter that Nolan wants everything his way. Or that he's constantly eyeing other girls. Or that he can be pouty and punitive. Or that he says she's seeing things all wrong. Until it does matter. But Vija's in so deep. Will he change? Will she deal with Nolan's controlling tactics, or is she too far under his spell?
Ready to return to civilian life
Always Her Wingman, a New Adult Sci-Fi Romance is now available for pre-order! Staff Sergeant Hannah Coriveau dedicated the last five years to the Space Military Command. Heading back to Earth, she's ready to begin civilian life and reunite with her parents and the boyfriend she left behind. The person she'll miss most is Garish—her wingman, best friend, and the one who made her regret not being single. Senior Airman Colin Garish wants his squadron leader. Bad. After spending so much time by her side—both in the Martian skies and on the red planet—being her friend isn't enough. When Hannah learns of her boyfriend's infidelity, Colin is there to comfort her. Before Colin has the chance to confess his feelings, Hannah receives worse news from home. Her father is dying. Seeing her devastation, Colin remains the friend she desperately needs. But in her grief, she pushes him away. Will Hannah let him back in her life when they land on Earth? Or will Colin never get the chance to win her heart?
redemption
A RITA Award Finalist!!! He's not the hero she thinks he is...
Imogen: Boxed Set I SALE! A Dystopian Love Story
Dark, dystopian romance on SALE for 99 cents! He was her captor. She was his slave. He promised to keep her safe. But could he keep her safe from falling in love with her enemy?
Abaddon Rising
One of a million statistics in the intergalactic war, Jocelyn St. Germaine is captured, sold as a slave and then forced to fight in the Deg'Nara gladiator games. She's slated to lose when Kanaan, the most feared warrior of all, claims her as his own. With his help, Joss's chances of survival increase, but is it enough? Kanaan filled his lungs and roared, head thrown back as he issued the challenge. "She belongs to me! I claim her!" From behind him, he caught the female's startled gasp.
A Heart of Little Faith
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Just sign-up for my newsletter, and I'll send you Fevered Dream for FREE! Forget lovely slave girls captured by the Roman Infantry or the village ingenue carried away by the barbarian hordes and saddle up for the story of real Amazons. Four fierce, hard-riding horsewomen of the Steppe happen upon a sexy landowner. Commander Xia and her warriors are in need of release and distraction, and D'Jawn must please them all if he is to find his true destiny.
The Infection
David Morrow has studied global warming first as a prodigy and now as a respected professor. He knows the value of sustainability and clean energy. But is it too late for the planet? He expected the rising of the seas, harsh hundred-year storms, but he never expected this. Amanda Sutton first studied medicine to please her father, now she's part of the scramble to find a cure before the virus destroys civilization. Will the strange connection between them keep them together as the world disintegrates around them?
THE WEDDING DATE
One ex. One wedding. One little white lie. When Samantha Jenkins is asked to be the maid of honour at her best friend's wedding, she couldn't be happier. There are just three problems… 1) Sam's ex-boyfriend, Liam, will be the best man. 2) His new girlfriend is pregnant. 3) Sam might have told people she has a new man when she doesn't (see points 1 and 2 above) So, Sam does the only sensible thing available to her… and hires a professional to do the job. Everyone loves The Wedding Date: ‘All the fun, love and laughter of a real wedding – but without having to buy a new dress!' Debbie Johnson 'The best date I have ever been on…my most favourite book of 2018' Kaisha, The Writing Garnet 'Comedy of the Year! I have not enjoyed a book so much since reading "Bridget Jones Diary" by Helen Fielding!' The Reading Corner for All ‘Full of laugh out loud moments' Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain ‘This book made me smile from beginning to end, every girl needs a Jake rooting for them' Jules Wake ‘Lovely, warm and witty' Tilly Tennant 'The PERFECT super-funny read of the summer' Mandy Baggot ‘Beautifully charming, deliciously sweet but with an unexpected bite! I loved it!' Jo Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree ‘As frothy as a wedding gown and as full of fizz as the very best bubbly' Emma Reid, Screenwipe ‘Has everything I look for in a romantic comedy – romance, comedy, gorgeous man…pure, enjoyable escapism' Rachel Random Reads
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