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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...
Abigail and Mistletoe
by Karen Rose Smith | Interview

Q: Karen, once again, I'm taken by the originality of your story. You've got an unlikely hero and heroine in Brady and Abigail. He's a retired stuntman who is looking to get out of the limelight and she's a cosmetologist helping burn and accident victims who likes to be around people. How did you come up with the idea for the ABIGAIL AND MISTLETOE?
I always try to pick complementary conflicts so that my characters have conflicting goals. Because of Abigail's profession, she doesn't want to see anyone get hurt...or scarred...or experience trauma. Brady's former life is possibly all about that and his future decisions, too. So this conflict will...
The Doctor and the War Widow
by Viola Russell | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for THE DOCTOR AND THE WAR WIDOW?
My travels inspired me to write the novel. I love London and Liverpool, two cities that played major roles in the book. I've travelled there several times. London is an extremely exciting city--steeped in history and filled with vibrant night life. I first went to Liverpool after my mother died....
Downsizing
Maxine Small is invisible in a crowded room because no one can see through all the extraneous layers of fat to the sensitive girl lurking beneath. No one except local heartthrob Noah Fenwick. But he too lets her down when he ups and marries Maxine's best friend—her pretty, skinny best friend whom he always pretended to hate. Maxine runs away to university and doesn't see Noah again for twelve years. Slim now, she returns to her home town as a successful lawyer, hoping to lay the ghost that's Noah to rest. With three children, Noah is trapped in a loveless marriage with no escape clause. Drawn toward him as strongly as ever, Maxine learns the true reasons behind his marriage to Cassie but, with the children being used as human bargaining tools, there's nothing Noah and Maxine can do about their feelings for each other, is there…
Taming Nora Now Only 99c! Limited Time
The second part of BDSM, erotic romance series, Taming Nora, is now only 99c! In celebration of the release of Enslaving Dana (final book in the series) on Feb 8th, TAMING NORA will be 99c until then! Reduced from $2.99 Blurb: Nora, a CIA ballistics expert, has recently begun visiting Decadence—a club where people can indulge their fantasies. But with limited experience, she's afraid to embrace her submissive side—until she sees co-worker Alexander St. Clare performing a public display of punishment. Equal parts shocked and inflamed, she flees when Alex notices her, praying it won't mean an end to her career. Dominant and spy, Alex is surprised to see the pretty agent from his office at Decadence. Even more surprising is Nora's obvious desire as she watches him perform. Her reaction ignites something deep inside him, but the dangers of the job mean he can never act on it. When an assignment allows them a taste of the forbidden, the intensity between them is off the charts. Amidst the backdrop of a dangerous mission, Alex and Nora discover each might just have what the other has always craved. Inside Scoop: Nora enjoys being taken by three Dominant marines and a female sub.
Impugning The Duke's Honour
Odilia Sutherland is delighted to receive an invitation to visit the Duke and Duchess of Winchester at their magnificent country estate. Meanwhile, the duke has arranged for Irish artist Carrick Brennan to stay with the family while he paints a portrait of the duchess and her children. When Odilia and Carrick meet, the chemistry is immediate and obvious. But he is the son of an Irish pig farmer and she is a member of the aristocracy who is all but promised in marriage to the odious Earl of Basingstoke, an old enemy of the duke's family. It seems that Basingstoke will stop at nothing to win Odilia's hand, and he is also working on a devious plan to dishonour the duke by impugning his reputation and destroying his standing in the local community. With strong forces ranged against them, can the duke's family resist the cunning Basingstoke, or will they be forced to face a humiliating future as he snatches the reins of power from the duke and ruins Odilia's life forever…
First Impressions By Jay Hogan (new Release)
A NZ M/M romance/suspense. Michael: Two years ago I made a mistake, a big one and then I threw in a couple more just for good measure. I screwed up my life big time but I made it through. I was lucky. Then I was given the opportunity for a fresh start. Two years in Auckland, NZ, 'The City of Sails'. Away from the LA gossip, a chance to breathe, to get my life back together. I grabbed it and packed my new set of golden rules with me. I don't do relationships. I don't do commitment. I don't do white picket fences. And I especially don't do arrogant, holier-than-thou, smoking hot K9 officers who walk into my ER and rock my world. Josh: The only thing I know for certain about Dr. Michael Oliver is the guy is an arrogant, untrustworthy player, and I'd barely survived the last one of those in my life. Once was more than enough. The man might be gorgeous but my eleven-year-old daughter takes number one priority and I won't risk her being hurt, again. I'm a solo dad, a K9 cop and a son to pain in the ass, bigoted parents. I don't have time for games. I don't have time for taking chances. I don't have time for more complications in my life. And I sure as hell don't have time for the infuriating Dr. Michael Oliver, however damn sexy he is.
New Release: The Weight Of Madness
New TODAY! Sophia Grace is no stranger to loving someone who doesn't recognize her most days. Her Grandma Eve has Alzheimer's, and showing up day after day to let the sunshine in is all she can do about it. Lance Rivers has his own complications, and surely Sophia can't cure him either, despite her best efforts. No amount of reason can convince him he's capable of loving a girl like her – though perhaps logic has little to do with it. Maybe pure, uncomplicated love isn't made of rational thought. Perhaps real love is only made of madness.
Secrets: Bluegrass Homecoming
On sale for 99 cents at ebook retailers! Kelly's kept her secret all these years. But sometimes the only way to build a future is to face the past. Get the FREE Prequel too! Would marrying Howard be the trap Grace fears? Finish up with book 3 -- Nom de Plume When the dream of happily-ever-after is shattered, sometimes another door opens.
Beat Of The Jungle
Deep in the Amazon, a plane crash brings botanist, Kitarna Ashford and ex-sniper, Jack Callaghan together under chilling circumstances. Although attracted, both guard secrets that could well destroy their tenuous bond. Kitarna came to Brazil to join her sister's archaeological dig, and prove her worth to peers. Her dream ends after receiving a harrowing message from their father, a United States Governor. Running from an unknown enemy, the sisters board the first flight out. It's a decision they soon regret. Separated from her sister, Kitarna has no choice but to follow a ruggedly handsome Australian, who makes it clear he's not interested, although his actions tell another story. Using her botanical knowledge, she must trust Jack, as together they lead eleven adults and one endearing child through inhospitable jungle. Haunted by a mission that went terribly wrong, Jack needed one last job to fund his disappearance into the Caribbean sunset, where he can battle his demons alone. Now he's stranded in the jungle, and once again, innocent lives depend on him. Evading deadly predators and poisonous plants is the least of their worries. Mercenaries set on extortion, revenge and murder, are hunting them. Animosity becomes rife among the survivors as truths are exposed, along with treachery and betrayal. Kitarna and Jack must combine their unique skills to survive both the jungle and those who seek to hurt them.
Winter Wonders
Kalani (Winter) Wonder has much bigger plans than being a local news anchor. National plans…maybe even international. She certainly won't be stuck in Cornelius Cove, California for the rest of her life. She's going places. Big places. Faraway places. Grand places she's only dreamed of so far. Then her brother's little puddle-jumper plane crashes in the Cambria pines, leaving them both stuck in a lovely old fishing lodge with a strange-but-wonderful lady who has a knack for making Winter's mind go places it doesn't want to go. Places like Heaven, and God…and love. Pastor Brady Merckle leads a quiet life, far from the one he led as a youth, and he likes things just the way they are. Then Winter Wonder lands in Cambria, and he enjoys the beautiful anchor woman's company far too much. Brady doesn't need an over-curious reporter digging into his past, and besides, Winter doesn't know God. He'd best stay a whole village away from her. But when he's hired to spruce up Paradise Pines Lodge, he and Winter find themselves thrown unavoidably together. Winter has landed, and a Miracle is about to happen.
Women Fiction/romance Now 99cents
The 1st book in the Executive Wives' Club series is on sale now @amazon for 99 cents or free with Kindle Unlimited. Don't miss out on this series if you love story with strong women fiction elements plus some sizzling romantic scenes. One accident changed everything for four executive wives. Together, they overcome betrayal, grief, and learning to love again. In Marketing Exec's Widow, Jen's world is turned upside down with the loss of her husband, but having lived as married singles for years, she is ready to move on with her life. Tempted into a new relationship, she is uncertain how to tell the other executive wives her decision to start dating again.
Shining Through/red Hot Russians 5
$1.99 through Feb. 28! Dirty Dancing meets Olympic figure skating in this sweet and sexy sports romance The Biggest Season of her Career… America's sweetheart Tabitha Turner is on track to win figure-skating gold in the Winter Games. Her family has sacrificed everything for her career, but the pressure is taking its toll. Burned out and living a lie, can Tabitha let off a little steam without melting the ice? The Last Chance of His… Russia's bad boy of skating Daniil Andreev is determined to prove the toughest thing about him is his competitive fight. When Tabitha tempts him to help her take a secret walk on the wild side, he gives her a taste of the freedom she craves, never expecting that one unforgettable night could turn into something more. Two Hearts on Thin Ice… Chicago, Vancouver, Paris… the international figure skating season unfolds. Tabitha and Daniil compete and fall in love, but as the pressure mounts in a make-or-break season, can they set aside their painful pasts and spiral into a shining future together… or will their dreams shatter like thin ice?
New Medieval Novella
Rise of de Wolfe is part of Kathryn Le Veque's World of de Wolfe Pack and a prequel to Alexa Aston's best-selling medieval romance series The Knights of Honor. After years of serving as lady-in-waiting to the queen, Lady Elia de Wolfe yearns to return to her family, only to learn her father plans to keep her far from the border wars with Scotland. Convincing Lord Ferand de Montfort to escort her home, they leave London for Northumberland. Elia soon finds herself torn between wishing to remain with her family and her growing attraction to Ferand, who seeks a new bride after his young wife and son died in childbirth. Should Elia choose family—or risk everything for love?
Intrigues And Heartbreaks
Four traditional Regencies from British best-selling authors. His Auction Prize - Elizabeth Bailey A Lord in Disguise - Fenella J Miller Divided Loyalties - Wendy Soliman A Bride for the Bladesmith - Melinda Hammond
Club Fantasy
Do you have dark, secret desires? Wants and needs that the average guy just can't fulfil for you? Do you want to be swept off your feet by an alpha male with a firm hand and a dominant aura? A man you know you can trust but who is otherwise a mystery? Do you want to fly? Then visit Club Fantasy, where an unusual card game can lead to all kinds of satisfaction… Publisher's Note: This delicious anthology from USA Today bestselling author Desiree Holt contains five toe-curling tales which take place in an adults-only club. It contains explicit scenes and elements of power exchange.
99 Cent Medieval Romance Boxed Set
Start Alexa Aston's best-selling Knights of Honor series with this limited edition boxed set. Included are Books 1-3 in the series: Word of Honor, Marked by Honor, and Code of Honor.
Mystic Realms - 99¢ Preorder - 20 Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romances
From NYT, USA Today, and international bestselling authors. Come, step inside our realm. Allow the mysticism of romance in many shapes and forms fall over you like a veil of sweet, soothing, spine-tingling comfort.
If You Only Knew (lovestruck #3)
World-renowned artist and successful New York City gallery art owner Stella Jennings has everything she could ever want, but she feels like life is passing her by. She's bored and stuck in a rut with no way out. But then one cold February night, she meets tattoo artist Kristi, who's more than willing to show her a good time without any promises.
New Release! Devil Take Me (a Demon Huntress Novel)
The fourth book of the exciting urban fantasy Demon Huntress series is available now! A demon attack… Reeling from a personal tragedy and abandoned by all she loves, the world's newest demon huntress, Gin Crawford, sinks into a deep despair. She's forced back to reality by news of a large number of people committing suicide, all on the same night. Suspecting demon involvement, Gin must work with her sexy but estranged mentor Aidan Smythe to track who, or what, is behind the deaths. Leads to a new discovery… As they come closer to finding the culprit, they realize their employer, the Agency, is hiding its own secret, one which threatens Gin's very existence. New discoveries reveal that even those dedicated to eradicating evil can be bought. Can Gin and Smythe forgive each other and work together or will they fall under the demon's thrall?
Coming March 6 Tempting Jane, The Rochester Sisterhood #1
A Southern Contemporary Series from Monica Burns Is It Combustible Heat Or Something More? When the perfect staffing storm hits Jane Rochester's temp agency, she winds up being Lincoln Chandler's assistant for a week. Jane doesn't do office romance, and her last relationship was one-sided. But one hot kiss from Lincoln changes everything. Now she has to decide if it's love at first sight or just a fiery physical attraction. Lincoln Chandler's been focused on building his real estate development firm into a Fortune 500 company. He wasn't looking for a relationship—particularly when his last girlfriend married Lincoln's biggest competitor and took proprietary information with her in the bargain. But Jane Rochester is an undeniable force of nature, and the heat between them might be more than just a few hot nights in the bedroom. READ FIRST THREE CHAPTERS — monicaburns.com/tempting-jane-excerpt ———————๑✿๑——————— PRAISE FOR TEMPTING JANE ———————๑✿๑——————— "...turns this office romance into something interesting and adds a terrific twist." — Night Owls Reviews ———————๑✿๑——————— PRAISE FOR MONICA BURNS ———————๑✿๑——————— "Delectably sensual…intensely emotional." — Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author "…The sex scenes are scorching, but the love between her hero and heroine is better." — RTBOOKReviews "Ms. Burns is masterful at escalating the sexual tension..." — Coffetime Romance "One of Monica's gifts with her writing is being able to provide the reader with the images without being bombarded with details nor causing you to want to skim sections." — Viviana Enchantress Of Books
Colorado Golden Sunrise
Can single mom Kelly find romance in the small Colorado Mountain town of Peakview, Colorado with the handsome EMT, Jake, or will her ex stand in her way? Come home to Peakview where everyone has the chance at love.
First Impressions By Jay Hogan (new Release)
A NZ M/M romance/suspense. Michael: Two years ago I made a mistake, a big one and then I threw in a couple more just for good measure. I screwed up my life big time but I made it through. I was lucky. Then I was given the opportunity for a fresh start. Two years in Auckland, NZ, 'The City of Sails'. Away from the LA gossip, a chance to breathe, to get my life back together. I grabbed it and packed my new set of golden rules with me. I don't do relationships. I don't do commitment. I don't do white picket fences. And I especially don't do arrogant, holier-than-thou, smoking hot K9 officers who walk into my ER and rock my world. Josh: The only thing I know for certain about Dr. Michael Oliver is the guy is an arrogant, untrustworthy player, and I'd barely survived the last one of those in my life. Once was more than enough. The man might be gorgeous but my eleven-year-old daughter takes number one priority and I won't risk her being hurt, again. I'm a solo dad, a K9 cop and a son to pain in the ass, bigoted parents. I don't have time for games. I don't have time for taking chances. I don't have time for more complications in my life. And I sure as hell don't have time for the infuriating Dr. Michael Oliver, however damn sexy he is.
New 99c Release: Between The Pipes!
Only 99cents for Book 1 in a new Hockey Romance series! Sarah Jain is a family doctor in a hockey-crazy town. She hates hockey. She hasn't gone anywhere near a rink in years, until her friend, the team doctor, calls in a favour. Mike Wallace is the starting goalie for the Clarington Quakes, the local professional hockey team. He's not about to let an injury slow him down or a rookie doctor call the shots. Sarah and Mike don't respect each other's jobs. When they have to work together, sparks fly and ice melts. Can they play a game they both can win? Love on the ice doesn't always go smoothly. Between the Pipes (In the Game Hockey Romance, Book 1)
Ward Off The Cold With A Cozy Mystery/sizzling Romance!
Can you spot the killer in this steamy whodunnit? When Veronica Campbell agrees to take her sister's place at a murder mystery weekend getaway, she has no idea what's in store. The events at the mountaintop lodge get off to a good start, especially when she meets Adam, the handsome man staying in the room next door. By the end of the first night, however, the role-playing games take a dark turn when one of the participants is killed for real. Violent storms and sabotaged cars trap the guests at the lodge with no escape. Frightened and surrounded by strangers, she not only has to stay on guard against the danger that lurks in every corner, but fight her attraction to her sexy neighbor. One by one, the murderer picks off each guest as the storm rages around them. The number of suspects grows smaller, and soon, the moment of truth arrives. Can she trust Adam, or has she wound up in the arms of a killer?
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