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Drama Queens With Love Scenes
by Kevin Klehr | Interview

Q: Where did the inspiration for DRAMA QUEENS WITH LOVE SCENES come from?
Nearly ten years ago I was influenced by the rise in TV programs centred on the theme of death. Six Feet Under had begun, preceded by years of shows where a main character would die but stay around as a ghost to help other characters resolve their issues.

So I was tempted to reverse this idea, where...

Three Days on Mimosa Lane
by Anna DeStefano | Interview

Q: What was your inspiration for your bestselling, award-winning Seasons of the Heart series? How do the books in the series tie in together?
Believe it or not, these are my "anti-Desperate Housewives" books ;o) Hence the "Mimosa Lane" rather than "Wisteria Lane". I wanted to show what it's really like to live in a suburb of a large city like Atlanta--the heart and soul of the communities I've grown up in and around, and the lives of some...
by Tibby Armstrong | Interview

Q: This book features an established couple, Jeremy and Kit from Acting Out, a previous book in the series. What is it about that dynamic that captures your attention enough to continue their story?
Well-drawn characters are dynamic. They change in response to circumstance. I knew when I finished writing Acting Out that the fame-train was going to barrel through both Kit and Jeremy's lives, for good and for bad. Like readers, I was curious about the aftermath and what these guys and their relationship...
The Sheik Retold
by Victoria Vane and E.M. Hull | Interview

Q: Now, first up, what made you decide to re-tell this story by E.M. Hull? What inspired you?
The Sheik by E.M. Hull had been on my reading list for years, but it was only about six months ago, in discovering it free on Amazon, that I decided to finally read this highly controversial romance classic. When I finished the book, I had extremely mixed emotions. The main characters fascinated me,...
Over the Line
by Sierra Cartwright | Interview

Q: What was your inspiration for the Mastered series? Is there an overall series arc? Please tell us more about the series.
A strong, vibrant alpha male always makes my heart race. Of course, to me, part of what makes an alpha male so delicious is his manners. He's going to be relentless in who he is and going after what he wants (our heroine!), but he's always worthy of respect.

The Mastered series has six delicious...

Byzantine Gold
by Chris Karlsen | Interview

Q: BYZANTINE GOLD is the second book in the series. Where did you get the inspiration for this series?
I love history (certain eras and regions). I also love the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean area. I wanted to build stories that included both. My heroine, Charlotte gets to be a nautical archaeologist who works shipwrecks in the Aegean and Mediterranean. I can live my loves through her : )

Her Sister
by Karen Rose Smith | Interview

Q: How did you come up with the idea for HER SISTER?
Family relationships are usually a theme in my books. I thought about everything that can disrupt a family. Losing a child has to be the worst kind of trauma. Beyond that, the not knowing if a child is alive or dead has to be soul tearing. I wanted the book to be different from suspense so I played...
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.

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...
Could you write your wildest fantasies on your best friend's boyfriend, or sell your sexual soul to a woman in black? Find out how far army cadet, Luke Porter, will go to improve his standing within his regiment, and discover the consequences of losing your temper on London's Underground in this collection of wrist binding, whip wielding, butt spanking tales of female domination. Yes Ma'am contains six straight and bi-sexual encounters of the S&M nature.
Bollywood Bargain
The last thing Raine O'Shea wants is an arranged marriage to wealthy Bollywood Actor, Dev Shukla. Her last chance for true love died with her husband… Right? Raine just lost the love of her life. If she wants to keep custody of her stepson, she needs to accept a marriage arranged by her late husband's family. But while she's willing to accept another man's proposal, she's not certain she could ever open her heart again. Surely her last chance for true love died along with her husband… Right? Bollywood actor Devaj Shukla doesn't have any desire to marry his cousin's widow. But once his mother plays the tradition card, and reminds him of the romantic scandals in his life that would disappear if he got married, he realizes he can't refuse. Besides, he loves the little glimpses of Raine's feisty personality he sees peeking through her pain every now and then. Perhaps an arranged marriage won't be so bad after all. Before they can consider their future together, they must first face their pasts--and the secrets that still stand between them. When all is said and done, the real question becomes whether or not this marriage will lead to happy ever after...or heartbreak...
The Balcony Girl: The Darlings of Deadwood
Can a secret tear them apart, or bring them together? When Julia Lindstrom and her sister, Suzanna move to Deadwood, South Dakota in 1879, she never expects to meet her future husband, secretly befriend the madame of a brothel, and help in a disaster. Daniel Iverson followed the gold rush to Deadwood only to find out he hated it. Now working as a lawyer, he defends ladies of the evening and investigates why men are getting sick. Meeting Julia Lindstrom was an added bonus. But can a secret to she holds tear them apart?
The Redemption of Heathcliff NOW AVAILABLE!
Her wild ways tamed, Catherine Earnshaw has launched into London society. Only none of her marriage-mart suitors excite her because her heart still lies with another; whatever happened to Heathcliff, her childhood soulmate? Markus Bell left Yorkshire to find his true identity and turn a fortune. Now the talk of the ton, he has Catherine in his sights, not to woo her but to seek revenge; he can't forgive how she spurned him. Catherine is puzzled where the gossip dogging her through the season comes from. Until she meets Markus, who's as dark and devilishly handsome as her Heathcliff, and her world is turned upside down. Markus is her Heathcliff, she's sure of it, just as she suspects he's behind the rumors. What is she to do when her reputation is almost in tatters, yet her love for him is as strong as it ever was when they roamed the moors together all those years ago?
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Designs on Forever
Designs of Forever- blurb As a model, Mallory Andrews' good looks had worked for her for years, but now she's determined to prove she's a talented historical interior designer. To do that she must remain unwavering in her focus regarding her current project, the restoration of a historical English manor house turned hotel. The problem is, she keeps getting sidetracked by the handsome and charming grandson of the owner. Renowned hotel magnate and business consultant, Evan Townsend is retained by the board of his estranged grandmother's company to make recommendations regarding the failing hotel that could put his grandmother into bankruptcy. His first chore is to terminate the work Mallory is doing. She launches a campaign to prove the changes she has made and others she has planned will benefit his grandmother's financial bottom line. Evan's mounting attraction to the beautiful and clever Mallory has him reconsidering his stance on her present work, yet he remains resistant to her requests not to sell the hotel so her work can continue. If only he could be as unaffected by her kisses. Both fear the other is using the sexual magnetism between them to get what they want. Can Mallory and Evan design a way to break through the walls of half-truths and what-ifs to build a lifetime of love?
Storm Chasers of Wentworth Hall
When wild hearts collide in the eye of a storm, anything is possible… Lady Ariana Wentworth doesn't care that the future Earl of Warwick would be a suitable match for her. She has no interest in marrying him or anyone else. Unfortunately, her father has other plans—and to her consternation, the deal has already been brokered, the marriage arranged. The only thing she can do now is refuse to meet her intended until the day of their wedding and hope she'll be able to devise a way out of this fiasco before she's forced to walk down the aisle. Or, perhaps the enigmatic and entirely too intriguing storm chaser she just met is the answer to all her prayers … But before Ariana can even begin to reclaim her independence, she must contend with scandal, attempted murder, and more family drama than she ever thought possible. Who knew the road to happily ever after could be so tempestuous?
Folly at Sausmarez Manor
When chivalry and folly collide, can true love be far behind? The last thing Lady Cordelia Rutledge expected to find during her family visit to Guernsey Island was a husband. But when an innocent tour of the island finds her stranded, unchaperoned, with her charming guide, an arranged marriage seems imminent as the only way to satisfy her family and salvage her reputation. So much for her tour of the continent… If archaeologist Marshall Compton, Marquess of Daventry, had known his chivalrous offer to act as the lovely Cordelia's guide would land him a fiancée, he probably wouldn't have made it in the first place. The only thing he knows for certain, however, is that his plans for an Indian expedition are most assuredly lost. But before Cordelia and Marshall can embark on a future together, they must contend with an ancient cult, run-ins with the Russians (or are they pirates?), and the mystical secrets hidden in Guernsey folklore—all while managing the ultimate folly…falling in love.
Lord Bellweather's Lady
How does a lady escape a fate worse than death? She runs away to the fairies... When Augusta Furlough flees her vile brother to plead with the fairies to take her in, she's rescued by a handsome stranger on a huge, dark charger, and whisked away to his home. Grateful but suspicious of his motives, she's determined to leave and try the fairies once again. Lord Bellweather, the half-human liaison with the fairies, spent most of his youth in their realm. Now he's taking his place in the human world and must adapt to its peculiar customs. What better prospect for marriage than a delightful lady who understands human society and also believes in fairies? But it's not that simple, for Augusta is branded a madwoman, and Bellweather is also part hellhound, a ferocious otherworldly beast with which not even a desperate madwoman could fall in love.
Café Mocha
Cinnamon Jones decides to change her way of thinking when it comes to meeting men. It is a romance short story with a universal appeal.
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Danger. Deception. Desire. He broke her heart once. Can he save her life now? Doriana Callahan's life is unraveling. Someone is stalking her and sabotaging her father's company; her teenage son is rebelling; and Logan Tanner is back in town. For sixteen years she's kept an explosive secret from Logan, a secret he soon discovers. Logan never belonged in Doriana's world, but a long time ago he allowed himself to dream of a future with her, until the awful night he was forced to run. Now he's back and he needs her forgiveness, but first he must forgive himself. Despite the fact that Doriana kept the existence of his son from him, Logan vows to protect her. He races against time to stop the culprit threatening Doriana and works to forge a bond with his son. Can the love and passion that still burn between Doriana and Logan overcome old lies and new dangers? The clock is ticking on a second chance at love.
For the Long Run
What if your life was a lie? From the outside Jay's life seems idyllic, a twenty-something, runs his family's business with high disposable income and freedom. The reality, is Jay's life is dictated by a bigoted, controlling, abusive father who insists Jay simply can't be gay. Jay yearns for his own life with a dominant man, but it's an out-of-reach pipe dream. When he meets trained Dom, Eric, the most Jay can hope for is the occasional one-night-stand or quick fling. Eric has his heart set on Jay, and not only for more than one night. Jay is the type of sub Eric could easily spend the rest of his life with, fall in love with. While trying to navigate winning Jay's love, Eric's life is further complicated by chasing down a killer who may be something other than human. When Jay is targeted, Eric wants only to protect him. Can he save Jay's life and win his heart as well?
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Toby had always wished for a guardian angel to protect him. Then one day Jet appears, looking nothing like the angel he'd imagined.
Locked in a prison of silence…
Cassie Steward has not spoken a word. Ever. A congenital birth defect robbed her of the ability to speak. Craving independence from her overprotective, well-meaning mother, she gets a job at the antique store in their small town. Yet, the fact remains she'll always need to write notes to communicate. Then she meets Psy, an alien with telepathic abilities. From the moment his mind touches hers, the universe seems within her grasp, and she envisions fulfilling all her dreams with Psy at her side. Soon after encountering the beautiful, shy Cassie, Psy realizes she's his genmate. It doesn't matter she can't talk—he loves her as she is. But as their telepathic connection deepens, he begins to suspect her inability to speak is more than a congenital happenstance. Something far more sinister appears to be keeping her a virtual prisoner. He's certain his psychic powers can unlock the secrets in Cassie's mind. But will revealing the truth liberate her…or destroy their bond?
One More Chance
Loneliness hurts. Especially in a marriage. Marrying his childhood sweetheart was a dream come true. Then tragedy struck—more than once, and Max's dreams shatter. Now, they are two people barely going through the motions of a relationship. Dependent on her work to keep her mind occupied, Abby's greatest fear is that she is no longer the wife Max deserves. He's been there for her every step of the way through the horrific journey of miscarriages—until she pushed him away. The fog finally lifts and realizing how wrong she was, Abby's searching for a way to get back what they had, but what if she gambles everything and fails again? Is losing what little they have left worth the risk? 5 Star Review - "I really enjoyed this story about a love that was almost lost being found again before it was too late. I laughed and I cried, but overall I loved this story and can hardly wait to read the next story in this series." by Kimwrtr Dreamers Bay Series One More Chance One More Kiss One More Dance One More Step
A Valentine 4 Evrain
This story is Perfect for now. As V-Day approaches; all hearts, cupids and pink...Xavier invites to meet Evrain, hios most scandalous of "heroes?" A creature of pure lust, his chocolates come at a price. Sometimes they heal a broken marriage, sometimes they incite erotic pleasures. Take a bite.
Second Nature
Alec has a problem. The animal in him wants Desiree, but so does the man. The more he learns about this unique human, the harder it is to deny what he wants. Then, an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice. His life...or hers.
The Trouble with Love
New Release! Laugh out loud comedy drama from USA Today Bestselling Author Cheryl Phipps. Friends to lovers? Or merely convenient? Delilah Brown Sycamore Springs might be a great place to live for most people. For me, it's a nightmare. My life revolves around my job and taking care of my sick mom. There's little time for day-dreaming, and if I did happen to manage a few minutes, sexy Sam's sure to infiltrate. He's great, but I won't be distracted from my responsibilities even if he pushes buttons that are supposed to be out of commission. Samson Kershaw Surrounded by happy people creates a yearning hard to ignore. The trouble is, it seems to be a couples thing, and I am not a couple. Not yet. There's a connection between the hairdresser and me, who won't take me seriously. That's problem number two. Delilah's as independent as she is beautiful and completely uninterested in a real estate agent who turns into a fool around her. How do you break down barriers you can't see? Sycamore Springs Series The Trouble With Friends The Trouble With Exes The Trouble With Love
A Fiercer Heat
Only 99 cents for a limited time. A singer and a former child star need publicity, and a fake gay romance is just the way to get it. But what happens when fake dating gets real?
The Chalice
Decimated by the savage Deg'Nara and teetering on the brink of extinction, the last surviving males of the once great Chiagan-Se embark on a quest to salvage what is left of their civilization. They send their remaining seeker ships into the void, searching for genetically compatible females. Time is running out, but in the far reaches of the universe, on an obscure and primitive planet, a match is discovered. One thousand panic-stricken women awaken two hundred years in the future, captives aboard an unmanned alien spacecraft bound for parts unknown! How had they gotten there and why? The males thought they came willingly. The females believed they'd been kidnapped. Full of hopeful expectation, the Chiagan-Se prepare for the arrival of their new mates. Terrified and furious at the inexplicable abduction, the women prepare for combat! And when the two sides meet, the battle commences.
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