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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.

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.

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...
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...
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....
Another 10/10 Star Review For Spirits Of The Heart!
From Author Anthony Avina's Blog: "This was an incredibly powerful story. Looking into the theme of first impressions and haunted pasts, this novel explores the way two strangers can find peace and perhaps more in one another in order to move on from their pasts. As the story of this mysterious little girl ghost begins to unravel before their eyes, Miller and Laura are forced to confront not only their own past, but the past of Talcott Hall. The incredible writing makes this story flow smoothly, creating a rich emotional narrative that tugs at the heartstrings throughout the entire novel. The book does a marvelous job of blending the paranormal thriller aspect of this tale with the dramatic and possibly romantic heat between these two strangers turned roommates. Exploring the need to learn from the past and move on throughout the entire story, readers will be enthralled with not only the complex tale of these lost spirits, but with the connection Miller and Laura have between one another. Overall this was an incredible read. Passionate, emotional and heart-pounding, this story does a great job of creating a beautiful sense of imagery throughout, and readers will absolutely love the roller-coaster of emotions that plays out until the book's end. If you haven't yet, be sure to pick up Spirits of the Heart by Claire Gem Today!" Buy here! to Anthony Avina for this inspiring review!
Auctioned To The Bad Boy Ceo
Hannah Watson has little time for romantic entanglements. After all, she hasn't met a man yet who can beat her little battery-operated friend. Until the new CEO arrives. Known for his ruthlessness in business, he's also every woman's wet dream—hers included. His temper alone should be a turn off, but her libido is not listening to reason. Logan Bryce doesn't tangle with his employees—ever—until curvy little Hannah makes all of him sit up and take notice. Who knew the starchy, always respectably dressed Ms. Watson had such a naughty side? Her proposal to auction off willing celebrities and suitable staff for a ‘date' has appeal, especially with Hannah, herself, on the auction block. The terms of the auction are clear—a twenty-four hour commitment—plenty of time to get her out of his system. What can possibly go wrong? Be Warned: mild BDSM, sex toys, spanking
Kindle Countdown Sale For Noel's Hart!
.99c Sale for Noel's Hart until 02/15! Grab this fun Valentine's Day story now! Noel Kiss is a successful businessman, but adrift in his personal life. After he reconnects with his twin sister, Noel realizes he's bored, lonely, and searching for a change. That change might be waiting for him in Snowberry, Minnesota. Savannah Hart is known in Snowberry as ‘the smile maker'. She has poured blood, sweat, and tears into her flower emporium and loves spreading cheer throughout the community. She uses those colorful petals to hide her secrets from the people of Snowberry, but there's one man who can see right through them. On December twenty-fourth, life changes for both Noel and Savannah. He finds a reason for change, and she finds the answer to a prayer. Desperate for relief, Savannah accepts Noel's crazy proposal, telling herself it will be easy to say goodbye when the time comes, but she's fooling no one. Noel has until Valentine's Day to convince Savannah his arms are the shelter she's been yearning for. If he can't, the only thing he'll be holding on February 14th is a broken heart.
What Happens Next? Book 2 On Preorder
DEFIANCE, Book 2 of The Montbryce Legacy Anniversary Edition is now available for preorders at 99 cents. #kindle #iBooks #nook #kobo
Hacking It Release Day!
Now available! Independent software developer Kylie Grant is on top of her game in the world of IT. She has loyal clients, a good reputation, and a prestigious membership in technology giant Afire Industries' small business accelerator. Things are going well until she stumbles across an innocuous issue with the lighting in the building where she rents space. When she digs into the problem, she discovers something unexpected—a hack. The incursion doesn't affect her, but Kylie leaves enough clues to fix the problem. That earns her a visit from Luke McAllister, Afire's chief security officer. Luke is handsome and rugged and everything that Kylie likes in a man, but she soon finds that he is blaming her for the security breach. Before long, the two are on a collision course, but also secretly looking at more than each other's digital footprints. When a fluke accident sends Kylie to the emergency room, Luke fears that the beautiful developer is in danger beyond the online world. Little does he know that she is also hiding a secret that threatens to jeopardize their now sizzling relationship. Can Kylie fix Afire's problems without falling victim to the hacker? And can Luke learn to trust her and keep her safe before their enemy strikes again?
Crystal Coast Christmas - Only 99 Cents!
After escaping a bad relationship and moving into her aunt's guest quarters, marine biologist Jessica Butler has sworn off love and relationships. Still, she can't resist a night of no-strings passion with hunky soldier, Captain Chase Culpepper. Their evening sizzles, leaving Jessica satisfied but wary. Her ex did a great job of destroying her self-confidence, leaving Jessica reluctant to take the plunge into romance again. While Chase is asleep, Jessica runs. Chase can't believe he's found his sexual equal in Jessica. When he wakes up alone the next morning, he's determined to make Jessica his, in spite of her reluctance to put her heart on the line. Jessica's sworn off men for good, but the faster she runs, the more Chase finds to love about her. What will it take for him to win her trust and her love?
Crystal Coast Craving
Caroline Butler is a school teacher in her late twenties still living under her overprotective, Southern Belle mother's watchful eye. She longs for adventure and romance and is excited to head down to the Crystal Coast to spend summer break waitressing at her aunt's bar and grill with her best buddy, Ryan. Jake Devoe is a soldier with a secret keeping him up at night. He's biding his time, working at the Military Ocean Terminal near Crystal Coast Beach, finishing the last few months of his hitch while finishing his college degree online. When Caroline waits on Jake and his friends, Jake and Caroline are immediately drawn to each other. They both want each other, but it might take more than a little convincing to get a good southern girl like Caroline in the right frame of mind for a summer fling. Not to worry--Jake has an idea: a spanking.
In His Keeping: Taken
Out of work and on the verge of being homeless, Sylvie Jenkins takes a job with best selling author, billionaire entrepreneur Connor Hudson. He's a drop-dead, gorgeous hunk, but he's also surly, dominating, and demanding. He's accustomed to being obeyed and kowtowed to, but Sylvie refuses to do either. Connor is determined to have her…and her obedience and submission as well. Sylvie succumbs to his charms, but Connor can't love her. He's keeping secrets. The cops think he's a serial killer. His ex girlfriends keep turning up dead! Is this strict, sexy alpha male capable of murder?
Crystal Coast Chemistry - Free
As the saying goes, one night at the Crystal Coast is all it takes to find love. When gay school teacher, Ryan Wertman, accepts an invitation from his best friend and fellow teacher, Caroline Butler, to spend summer break waiting tables at her aunt's bar and grill at the Crystal Coast, he jumps at the chance for some fun in the sun away from their small, conservative town. Though he boasts about filling his evenings with lots of hot studs, in truth, Ryan longs to find love and settle down. At just twenty-two years old, military logistics specialist Tanner Tolsten isn't open with his homosexuality, and he would be embarrassed to death if his buddy Jake Devoe found out about the crush he has on him. An evening out to celebrate Jake's graduation from college seems to take a turn for the worse when Jake takes one look at their waitress and loses his heart. Then Tanner sees Ryan serving drinks behind the bar. After a night of hot passion, both men are smitten, but when confronted with bigotry, Tanner must admit his true self or risk losing Ryan forever.
Somewhere For A Hero To Hide
Is there somewhere to hide from the past? Dutch Mulvaney, a hero who will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, now carves sea creatures from driftwood and signs them as "Beach Bum." His relocation from the East Coast to the small coastal town of Somewhere in Oregon was a desperate attempt to salvage his sanity and dignity. Now, after a year of solitude, he finally feels ready to venture back into society. Taylor Jones enjoys her job as a waitress at Mama Pink's Diner, the most popular eatery in Somewhere. Daily, she thanks the universe for Edna Pink, the owner. Without Edna's help she could very well be six feet under, with her two precious sons being raised by a crime lord. When a disabled man enters the diner she gets a premonition that her life is about to change. Should she remain in the town she loves, or run yet again?
Chasing Shadows
Loving her may destroy him, but it's a risk he'll take. Only $0.99 for a limited time! Read Book 1 of the Psychic Justice series. Past and present collide in CHASING SHADOWS when psychic Juliana Westwood and detective Alex MacKenzie hunt the psychopath who kidnapped Alex's niece.
Somewhere To Begin Again
Is there somewhere that past and present collide? Sandy Gutierrez doesn't know if she's in the midst of a lucid dream or perhaps a nightmare. As owner of the popular boutique Bathing Suits Galore in Somewhere, Oregon, she unexpectedly finds her orderly life shifted unimaginably when a handsome tourist enters her shop. Of one thing Quince Calloway is sure--he has lived before. During childhood his beloved parents not only encouraged his remembrances, but his mother documented them. After her death, he rediscovers her journals and is faced with a decision: follow the clues in the journals or dismiss them and return to his job as a police detective? He decides to follow the clues that lead to a quaint and colorful coastal Oregon town. Unwittingly, a charming shopkeeper is thrust into his quest for answers.
A Hotter Fire: Assured Elites #3
The concluding book in the steamy trilogy. On sale for 99 cents for a limited time.
99 Cent Sale
Book One of Ms. Markland's epic medieval romance saga will be on sale for 99 cents until Feb. 12th. Enjoy action, adventure, betrayal, conspiracy, and of course, love. "Characters of amazing depth" ~ Virginia Henley. Read on #nook #kobo #kindle #iBooks
Mastering Her Fear
Julie Martin pulled on Jackson Davenport's protective urges the minute he stepped outside and saw his five-year-old neighbor go flying off her swing to land in a heap of gangly arms and legs then come up smiling. When he discovered how her parents pressed her into competing in beauty pageants for their own selfish gratification, he took it upon himself to provide her with the friendship the little girl craved. Years later, just when his adult feelings – and body – began to desire more from the beautiful young woman she'd grown up to be, Julie moved away to take the modeling world by storm. Jackson's first encounter with the changes in her broke his heart and he severed all ties with her. Six years after Julie lost the most important person in her life, she returns to Jackson a broken woman, unable to cope with the nightmare that changed her life forever. When Jackson discovers her penchant for cutting herself to deal with the fear, he shows her a new side of him she's never seen before, and a new way to get through the darkness that continues to plague her. Even though Julie embraces Jackson's dominant sexuality and the way his painful administrations work much better at calming her fears, the truth of what happened the night her two friends were murdered stands between them. Will she be able to set aside her guilt to tell him the entire truth, or will she once again lose the only person who can complete her?
Dirty Little Secrets
Her secrets might cost more than her heart... Book Two in the Dirty Deeds Series is $0.99 or FREE on KU! Dive into the world of revenge-for-hire and read this sexy romantic suspense!
Redheads Have More Fun
Ambrosine Dubreauil's life is quite, calm, and relaxing until the sexy Remy LaCroix walks into Who Do Voodoo, her voodoo shop on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and charms himself into her life. Remy's alligator farm takes in injured animals, rehabilitates them, and then releases them back into the swamp. When he visits Who Do Voodoo looking for a potion to protect his gators from poachers he meets the lovely, Priestess Ambrosine. Potions, charms, and spells, can't protect Ambrosine's heart from Remy's Louisiana slow drawl, sweet love of animals, and rambunctious family.
Free Everywhere!!
FREE on iTunes, Kobo, B&N & Amazon Samantha hasn't seen Freddie since they were in school and that was...what?...ten years ago? When he shows up in her favourite downtown Vancouver coffee shop she doesn't recognize him at first. They've been invited to the same wedding, and when he bemoans his lack of style, she surprises herself by offering to help him with a make-over. But Freddie isn't the only one in need of help. While Samantha works on Freddie's outer appearance, he helps her discover an inner strength she didn't know she had.
First Impressions By Jay Hogan (new Release)
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.
Love And Other Perils News
Love and Other Perils is an EPIC 2018 eBook Finalist! A robotics expert with a secret. A tough-but-tender ICE agent. Together, they'll uncover a deadly mix of nanotechnology, mystical drugs and plague. And maybe… if they survive… they'll also discover love. This terrific romantic suspense is available from Evernight Publishing
White Hot On Sale Now!
Musician and heartthrob Jacob White doesn't need the blood of Drakkon running through his veins to know he turns heads when he steps into a room. He's crafted in long, lean muscle beneath alabaster skin and a mane of silky white, shoulder-length hair. He has it all, fame, fortune, and now, thanks to his blood being altered, he can soar through the sky, dance with the stars, and breathe fire. It's all he's ever wanted—until he awakens after his first night as Drakkon and looks into the eyes of a woman whose courage and determination truly change his life. River Wray's life on the small Isle of Harris has been plagued by memories brought upon her family by a dragon her father claims to have seen many years ago. Now, after another dragon has burned her farm and eaten her cattle she must rely on a gorgeous, mysterious dragon shifter to keep her and her family safe. Soon, his fiery touch and smoldering glances become all she can think about, until they're no longer enough. But should she give her heart to an immortal, a man whose passionate kiss makes the stars sing? And even if she can, can love survive the Red Drakkon coming for revenge?
Ember- Sexy, Thrilling Dragon Shifter Romance!
Millionaire Garion Gold is the last Drakkon alive on earth, but he doesn't have to be. His blood holds the power to transform at will or alter any descendant of the ancients. He doesn't have to live his life alone, hiding from those who seek his blood, secluded in a villa in the mountains of Norway. He can rule the sky with his kind, but the cost to humans is too high. So he remains a man, alone in the clouds, giving up flight and fire for a nobler purpose. He's suspended in both worlds, belonging to neither, an outcast with a price on his head that has cost others their lives. Never again. Helen White will never forget the Gold Drakkon that burned her family to ashes and set her path toward a purpose. To find and kill him before he turns any more Drakkon. But he isn't the monster she'd prepared herself for. He's six feet five inches of pure, golden muscle and built like he could lift that hammer from the ground with a tug. He's mystery and radiance draped in sunshine or starlight. A man whose kiss sets music to the stars and whose truest heart is revealed in his gentleness with the most delicate of creatures; his cat. What will losing her heart to her sworn enemy cost her? And when a life-altering truth is revealed, what will stop her from killing him?
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