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Selling Out
by Amber Lin | Interview

Q: Let me just get this out of the way: how does it feel to be an ole' pro as a writer? The last time you were here, you were talking about your first published work. Now your second full length novel is published.
I'm not sure I'm a pro yet, but truthfully it blows my mind to have my books published. Doing something that I love, getting to share my characters with my readers, creating something out of nothing--being an author is a trip, that's for sure : )

Destiny's Shadow
by Ann Gimpel | Interview

Q: Thank you! : ) How did you come up with the idea for DESTINY'S SHADOW?
I've spent a great deal of my life with a pack on my back traipsing through the Sierra backcountry in every season. Those hours have been mostly "alone" time since backcountry travelers usually have their own pace. Stories always ran around in my head during backcountry trips. A few years ago, I did...
Love Gone to the Dogs
by Margaret Daley | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write LOVE GONE TO THE DOGS?
I wanted to write a story where two dogs play matchmaker. I've used matchmakers before but never of the animal variety.

Sonata
by Blair McDowell | Interview

Q: First of all, SONATA depicts the romance between Sayuri and Michael, but there's also a mystery involved. What made you write a mystery? What is it about the genre that interests you?
Mysteries are among my favourite books to read. I love Donna Leon's series featuring Venetian detective, Guido Brunetti, and Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano books. But I love a good romance as well. I'm a great fan of Nora Roberts who often combines mystery and romance. I like there to be both internal...
Edge of Oblivion
by J.T. Geissinger | Interview

Q: What inspired your series Night Prowler? What is it about?
I've always loved cats, and one day a pure black stray cat wandered into my life who had this amazing ability to appear and disappear at will, as if she was vanishing into vapor. The world of the Ikati (a Zulu word for cat warrior) was inspired by this mysterious cat who looks uncannily like a miniature...
Treasuring Theresa
by Susana Ellis | Interview

Q: What's the inspiration for TREASURING THERESA?
I'm a city girl who was born and bred on a farm, so I can identify with both worlds. But I have many relatives who have never ventured far from rural life who think city influences are corrupting, and many city friends who think people who live in the country are ignorant hicks on a first-name basis...
Christmas on Mimosa Lane
by Anna DeStefano | Interview

Q: What was your inspiration in writing this book specifically, and a holiday romance in general?
The heroine, Mallory, grabbed my heart first--a woman who grew up homeless, only no on in her picturesque community knows about the background she's still running from.

Then came the little girl that reminds Mallory too much of herself when she was little--Polly is longing for the mother she's lost,...

Malice Striker
by Jianne Carlo | Interview

Q: Let's start with the easy stuff. Where did you get the idea for the Viking Vengeance series?
Believe it or not, I had a dream about the beginning of MALICE STRIKER. I am more and more amazed that women back then not only survived forced marriages, but made them work. But often, women were taken for hostages and affections developed between captives and prisoner. Thus, MALICE STRIKER and Viking...
Tirzah's Allure
by Gabriella Bradley | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write the story TIRZAH'S ALLURE?
I write whatever the muse puts into my mind.

Commitment
by Margaret Ethridge | Interview

Q: Thanks, Margaret! We've got great authors and readers, who are happy to celebrate romance with us. *grin* So, what gave you the inspiration for COMMITMENT?
Maggie and Tom were characters I introduced in the first novel I'd ever written, Contentment, and they just leaped right off the page into my lap. I knew before I even finished the first book that I would write their story. Maggie is an amalgamation of all my girlfriends. I took bits and pieces from...
Sonata
by Blair McDowell | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for SONATA?
I wanted to set a story in Vancouver, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and one I am fortunate to live near. Once I chose the setting, the characters suggested themselves. The beautiful Japanese-Canadian heroine; Michael Donovan, the steady as a rock police detective who loves her; her...
Full Disclosure
by Tibby Armstrong | Interview

Q: Where did you get the inspiration for the entire Hollywood series? How are the three books connected? Understand that while Greg and Aaron are the main characters for the first and third book, Jeremy and Kit are the main characters for the second book.
The Hollywood series actually started off as a completely different story. An M/F romance in fact! While the hero (Greg) and heroine (Callie) wouldn't speak to one another, Greg's interactions with his best friend (Aaron) were burning up the page. There was sexual chemistry there while writing a M/M...
Craving
by KC Burn | Interview

Q: CRAVING is the third book in the MIA Case Files series. Please give us a little background on the series as a whole.
To paraphrase Carmichael from the first book in the series, MIA is a secret government agency that investigates dangerous paranormal activity caused by the thinning of barriers between worlds, and shuts it down. The paranormal activity in question is a type of possession/infection where humans become...
The Highlander's Norse Bride
Book 4 in the Hardy Heroines series is now available! "The Perfect Read for lovers of Historical Highland Romance" - Thereadingcafe.com
Storm Crossed
A fae who doesn't believe in love. A mortal who has no time for it. And a desire that defies everything they know. The latest standalone in Dani Harper's Grim Series!
Storm Warrior, Book 1 of the Grim Series
The fae are cunning, powerful and often cruel. The most beautiful among them are often the most deadly. Hidden far beneath the mortal world, the timeless faery realm plays by its own rules—and those rules can change on a whim. Now and again, the unpredictable residents of that mystical land cross the supernatural threshold… In this enchanting romance series from Dani Harper, the ancient fae come face-to-face with modern-day humans and discover something far more potent than their strongest magic: love.
Misfortune of Song
~ Even a soldier cannot fight love ~ In 12th century Ireland, all Maelan wants is to do his duty to his Chief and maintain his family's good name. However, his granddaughter Orlagh, is hell bent on wreaking havoc, with no care for the consequences When Orlagh falls in love with an itinerant bard, Maelan must rule with an iron fist to keep her from running away. However, her rebellion against his strictures results in disaster and he almost loses her in the same way he lost his beloved wife. Maelan must make some difficult decisions and bargains with the Fae to save his granddaughter's life and future. Can he save her happiness as well?
Ghost of a Chance by Saloni Quinby
After finding Bigfoot and uncovering the truth behind giant cats in England, lovers John and Earl Eli have settled down in Maine and will soon be married. When plans for their honeymoon in Hawaii are ruined by an expensive plow accident, a kindly neighbor offers them a week at her vacation home on the coast. With their background in dealing with the supernatural, John and Earl Eli aren't afraid of visiting the haunted house. Their romantic getaway turns dangerous when they run into armed burglars and uncover a secret romance between a merchant and a pirate.
TWIN SACRIFICE
Thriller/Romantic Suspense
Sweeter Than Candy
First impressions matter. It takes Clara Paulson less than a minute to decide Asher Davenport is a jerk. The sexy brunette in the custom suit dismissed her like a peasant thanks to a case of mistaken identity. It doesn't matter that he's completely devoted to his baby sister and her newborn. Right? Looks can be deceiving. Asher didn't expect a lactation specialist to look like that. The brown-skinned beauty with curves in all the right places and a stunning jawline caught him off guard. A spark of attraction lit, and he deviated from the cool composure he's known for. When life continues to throw them together, they're forced to explore the potential for happiness between them.  
A new m/m sports romance!
On the Ice, now available for pre-order! What's a flirty college hockey player to do when he meets his match in a demisexual NHL player? First in Amy Aislin's new Stick Side series.
THE ROYAL MARINE
"I told you not to give me your heart yet—I hadn't earned it. Trouble is I'd already laid mine in your hands. "
Can the president's son and his Secret Service agent make their forbidden love work in the real world?
"The story is exciting, heart warming, and really rewarding." ~ Joyfully Jay M/M Romance Reviews They're free of the White House, but can their forbidden romance survive in the real world? With his father no longer president, twenty-two-year-old Rafa Castillo can finally be with ex-Secret Service agent Shane Kendrick. Shane's given up his career for Rafa, a move his fellow agents question the sanity and morality of. Eager to get away from the questions and judgement, Rafa and Shane are building a new life together in Australia. Though Shane struggles with nightmares and his over-protective instincts while Rafa fights his own insecurity, they love each other more than ever. Now they just have to get through a visit from the former president and first lady. Rafa's parents certainly don't approve of his romance with forty-year-old Shane, and they're determined to make him see reason. They don't see how their son could possibly be happy settling down with an older man, and they question Shane's motives. Shane and Rafa just want a normal life together—but when they must suddenly battle for survival, they fight to prove their fierce love can withstand any threat. This gay romance from Keira Andrews is the conclusion of the Valor duology. It features a May-December age difference, sex on the beach, and of course a happy ending.
Hot BBW + Cowboy Romance!
Having grown up isolated from other shifters, Abram's not completely comfortable in his own skin. Nevertheless, after the death of his beloved human mother, he relocated to Horse Mountain to reconnect with his father's side of the family. Love was the furthermost thing from his mind until he met Maddie. When Maddie meets Abram, she's smitten but doesn't see much of a future. A man, who doesn't like cats, should be a deal breaker for a mountain lion shifter like her. Yet every time he's near, her body goes crazy. Could he possibly be her fated mate? Real Cowboys Love Cats is a smoking hot, standalone big, beautiful woman + cowboy/shifter romance. HEA with no cliffhangers and no cheating! Content Notes: This story contains graphic sexual language and scenes.
Where Fire Meets Flame
Get Down and Dirty with my contribution to this awesome anthology. Where Fire Meets Flame.As a private detective, Riley Scott has witnessed her fair share of the ugly side of relationships. She guards her heart like a fortress, but a pair of sizzling blue eyes threatens to take down all of her barriers. He came to her rescue through a blazing fire. Now, she could only hope he would not incinerate her heart. Tristan Cain hasn't been able to let go of his red-headed angel, or his promise to get justice. Fate throws them together again when he once thought it would be impossible, and when a daring rescue turns out to be the least of their worries, Tristan vows to keep her safe. He's not letting Riley out of his sight again.
Make Me Burn ~ Second Chance M/M novella
It's been six months since Wes Dumont laid eyes on Jayce Santana. Since Jayce kissed him then left town without a word. Wes tried hard to put the tattered pieces of his heart back together, but another failed relationship makes it clear he's nowhere near over Jayce. Now Jayce is back, once again tilting Wes' world on its axis and setting his blood boiling. All the anger and resentment doesn't hide the hunger, but Wes has been burned before and he's grown wary of Jayce's intentions. Jayce has been running, from Wes and himself, denying the future he sees in the depths of Wes' eyes. He's returned ready to fight. Ready to claim Wes the way he should have. Only Wes isn't making things easy. Both men just may go up in flames before Jayce convinces Wes he's playing for keeps. This is a previously published work. The cover and/or publisher has changed. The content has not
More Sizzling BBW + Cowboy Romance
Curvy cutie Scarlett was expecting an engagement ring for Christmas but caught her boyfriend in bed with another woman instead. Heartbroken and humiliated, she rents a cabin in the mountains to spare the family her yuletide misery. Just next door, sexy cowboy Davis Banks takes one look at Scarlett and knows he found a woman worth mounting. Ho! Ho! Ho! If Scarlett will open Davis's package, she might just have a Merry Christmas after all. *** Previously published as Bareback Christmas with Ellora's Cave/EC for books
Relationship Resuscitation - A spicy romantic comedy in The Juniper Court Series
Meet Phillip and Jayne Miller, original homeowners on Juniper Court. He's a successful attorney; she's a flourishing blogger. Head over heels in love and approaching 50, their relationship needs a little jump start. With the Miller's twin girls married and moved away from Sunview, Phillip and Jayne decide it's time to focus on resuscitating their relationship, complete with spicing up their neglected sex life. When competition between the two sets in, it becomes a full out game to see who can one-up the other trying new things. Ah, yes. Life on Juniper Court gets interesting...and sometimes embarrassing. Be careful what you wish for and where you stick your nose. Sometimes keeping up with the Joneses - or in this case, the Sullivans - can have consequences.
99 Cents Preorder for Love and Honor
Love and Honor, my latest in the Knights of Honor series, is available for preorder for only 99 cents. It will be full price on release day, May 15, so grab it now! 1385 A.D. – Knighted on the battlefield for extreme bravery, Edward de Montfort accepts an invitation to serve in King Richard's guard at the royal court. When the king sends him on a covert mission to Canterbury, Edward hopes success will allow him to win his freedom so he can return home to a quieter life. Lady Rosalyne Parry loses her parents when she is an infant and is raised by her uncle, an artist of some renown. Due to his failing health, Rosalyne takes over Templeton Parry's commissions, painting in secret while permitting him to receive the credit since she believes no one would accept a woman as an artist. Rosalyne meets Edward while he is disguised as a peasant working on Canterbury's wall, and they fall deeply in love. When Edward reveals his true identity to Rosalyne, he convinces her to come to London—and step out from the shadows in order to become recognized as an artist in her own right. Join Edward and Rosalyne as they navigate the political waters at court and find a deep, abiding love. Each book in the Knights of Honor series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Word of Honor Book #2 Marked by Honor Book #3 Code of Honor Book #4 Journey to Honor Book #5 Heart of Honor Book #6 Bold in Honor Book #7 Love and Honor *You can also start the series with the boxed set that includes Books 1-3 for only 99 cents for a limited time:
Broke Deep
The story of the Troilus is interwoven with the Capell family history. When amateur historian Dominic Watson inveigles himself into seeing the ship's timbers which make up part of Morgan's home, they form a tentative but prickly friendship that keeps threatening to spark into something more romantic.
Electrifying Superhero Romance
With a heart as pure as platinum and electricity at her fingertips! Soaring like a falcon at the speed of light! She's . . . ELECTROMANCER! ELECTROMANCER offers all the KABAM! POW! ZAP! of beloved superhero sagas with the beating heart of a LOVE STORY, this over-the-top, genre-blending send-up is sure to delight superhero fans and romance readers alike. "Readers of both comic book sagas and romance novels will find the sparks that fly between Alexa and Sigfred very electrifying indeed..." --Library Journal
WHEN A LADY DESIRES A WICKED LORD - New Release!
He'll protect her life with his own... but who will protect her heart? Brilliant Egyptologist Alexandra Quinn is stunned when the man who'd shattered her young heart rescues her from an intruder at the last minute. Forced to work with the rakish Lord, they must identify a cunning murderer who's left a blood-drenched trail from Cairo to London. Alex knows better than to trust Benedict, but the wicked promise in his kiss tempts her. Benedict Weston, Viscount Marlsbrook, never wanted to be a hero. For years, he's plundered antiquities in his quest to restore his family's debt-ridden estate. Now, a killer has targeted the only woman he's ever loved—the woman he craves with a soul-deep hunger. He'll do whatever it takes to protect Alex—even from himself. WHEN A LADY DESIRES A WICKED LORD is Book 3 in the Her Majesty's Most Secret Service series. The story is a stand-alone and can be read and enjoyed out of order.
Close to the Skin
First he kidnapped her. Then he fell in love. Award-winning romantic suspense Now $0.99
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A dapper vampire. A sullen merman. Two heirs to a great conflict—and each needs to claim a beloved to become his kindred's champion.
Four White Roses
Four White Roses is a cross genre novel of romance and mystery with a touch of paranormal (a ghost) and lots of humor. ON SALE for $0.99 starting April 27th. Now in Audiobook! When widower Rich Redman returns to Pennsylvania with his young daughter to sell his deceased grandmother's house, he discovers Grandmother Gertie's final request was for him to find a missing relative and a stash of WWI jewels. Torrie Larson, single mom, is trying to make her landscape center and flower arranging business succeed while attempting to save the lineage of a rare white rose brought from Austria in the 1900s. Together, the rich Texas lawyer and poor landscape owner team up to rescue the last rose and fulfill a dead woman's wishes. But in their search to discover answers to the mysteries plaguing them, will Rich and Torrie also discover love in each other's arms? Or will a meddling ghost, a pompous banker, and an elusive stray cat get in their way?
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