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Dudes Down Under
by Suzannah Burke | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write DUDES DOWN UNDER?
Inspiration does come in the strangest ways. I badly needed something to focus on whilst I was writing my life story "Empty Chairs." It was an emotionally draining book to write, often causing flashbacks to the horrific abuse I knew as a child. I wanted something so completely opposite to that to give...
Eos (The Samsara Chronicles, Book 1)
by Gabriella Bradley; Diana Kemp | Interview

Q: Where did you get the inspiration for The Samsara Chronicles?
I have some psychic abilities. One day a voice told me what I had to write. The guide's name was David and Diana and I think he may have been a writer many years ago. Diana was a screenplay and science fiction writer, I a romance/paranormal writer, and we'd been friends for quite a few years, often...
In A Chord
by Beth D. Carter | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for IN A CHORD?
The inspiration for IN A CHORD actually came from listening to a song title "Awake and Alive" by Skillet. The song opens with a violin and the contrast between it and the heavy rock was really cool. I immediately pictured this cute girl with pink tinted pigtails playing.

Pirate Woman
by Viola Russell | Interview

Q: First off, I have to say, I grew up hearing stories about the 'Sea Queen of Connaught', and was thrilled to hear about the subject of your book! What gave you the inspiration to tell Gráinne O'Malley's story?
I'd visited the West of Ireland on several occasions and loved it. Celebrating that part of the world and its people became one of my goals. When I learned about Gráinne O'Malley, I really wanted to research her and write about her. Ironically, she defied the conventions of the time while working...
A Wild Night's Bride
by Victoria Vane | Interview

Q: A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE is a fun, riotous romp! What inspired this story, especially the dare?
I love the Georgian era for its truly riotous living. It was not only a golden age for prostitution, but the Georgians were extremely heavy drinkers and would wager on absolutely anything. Shockingly, most of the worst offenders were amongst the uppermost elite in society!

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Delighting In Your Company
by Blair McDowell | Interview

Q: I was blown away by the plot in DELIGHTING IN YOUR COMPANY. How did you come up with such a great idea for a book?
For many years I've had a home on the small Caribbean island of St. Eustatius. When I was building my small house, "out in de bush", with no electricity, no running water, on the lower slopes of a volcano with views of three islands in the distance, a friend, a local black woman, asked me if I wasn't...
Invitation to Scandal - Regency Romance
by Bronwen Evans | Interview

Q: Where did you get the idea for INVITATION TO SCANDAL?
I actually got the idea from a Daniel Defoe poem I'd read, which he wrote in the 1700's about the town of Deal in Kent, and smuggling. I thought about why people were forced to resort to smuggling. Some of course did it to rule the town and be kingpin, but most engaged in illegal activities simply to...
Becoming sage
by Kasi Alexander | Interview

Q: BECOMING SAGE was your debut novel. What inspired you to write it? What was the most challenging aspect of writing it?
We were inspired by several different considerations. When my Sir and I entered into an M/s lifestyle, he knew that becoming published was one of my lifelong goals. So we agreed that I would start writing and be accountable for getting a certain amount done each week. It was a natural topic to write...
Love at War
by Viola Russell | Interview

Q: LOVE AT WAR has such a unique premise. How did you come up with the idea?
I wrote LOVE AT WAR after my mother died. All of my uncles served in WWII, and I found letters her brothers wrote home. Her brother Russell was the most constant correspondent, and one letter to my grandparents made me cry: "We have everything packed and are ready to leave tomorrow. About noon time...
Back to You
by Natalie-Nicole Bates | Interview

Q: Where did you get the idea for BACK TO YOU?
I wanted to write a book about an idyllic little town with memorable characters. Unity is also the setting for my contemporary romance, Change of Address. I wanted to explore the possibility of a relationship happening after a long separation period. I also wanted to explore dating after a long-term...
by Sienna Matthews | Interview

Q: How does it feel to be a published author?
Fabulous! There's still a sense of disbelief when I see my book in "print".

Space In His Heart
by Roxanne St. Claire | Interview

Q: What made you decide to do a book about the US space program?
I live on the Space Coast of Florida, in the shadow of Kennedy Space Center. After watching my first shuttle launch -- standing in my backyard! -- I was a fan. When the astronauts would arrive and fly the T-38s overhead, I'd get chills just imagining how daring and sexy those guys could be...I couldn't...
Proof of Love
by Arabella Stokes | Interview

Q: Why did you choose the Georgian period of English history for your setting instead of the more traditional Regency period?
My hero really started it all. I had just watched The Duchess, with Keira Knightley, when I ran across an article about one of her in-laws, the scientist Henry Cavendish. Henry was an odd little fellow, but I started thinking about how many gentlemen and peers of the Georgian era were involved in scientific...
Boy Meets Body
Don't miss this Male/Male Mystery Classic. Awarded the All Time Favorite Couple by the Goodreads M/M Romance Group!
Lycan Gladiator
During a time of bloody gladiator games and treacherous schemes, a secret society of lycans live amongst the Romans. When Ulric, a lycan gladiator, meets a mysterious human woman with green eyes, he's drawn to her fiery beauty, enraptured by her alluring aroma. Unfortunately, Ulric and the beauty are slaves. To make matters worse, he can mate only with someone marked with the sign of the wolf. Cassia's hidden wolf mark burns in the presence of the handsome gladiator. While her heart yearns to be near Ulric, logic warns her against it—having a slave as a mate is against the lycan society's plans for her. In spite of the lycan society's rules and the emperor's brutal plots, their love grows … but their passion just may cost them their lives.
Sweet Romance
Rachel Dillion treasures living in the small town where she raises her young son Michael and owns a bed and breakfast. She feels content knowing that the B&B is a wonderful way to give back to her community and that small-town life affords Michael some much needed security. Because of Rachel's divorce from his father, Michael has suffered emotionally and is failing in school. Chad Merrick, Rachel's old boyfriend, returns home to help his mother sell her property. Once again, Rachel is powerfully attracted to Chad, yet she is also cautious. Chad is a renowned international wildlife photographer who loves wide open spaces. She can't imagine that he would ever settle for the humdrum small-town life. She's convinced, as Chad is, that his visit is temporary. Chad begins tutoring Michael and soon fills in as his dad for a community Boy Scout project. While Rachel is grateful for Chad's help, her caution meters skyrocket. Before she knows it, Michael has become too attached to Chad. Can Rachel protect her son from further hurt and abandonment? And most of all, can she allow herself to fall in love with Chad--this time forever?
Fairy Trouble
99cents! What can a fairy godmother-in-training do when Cinderella refuses to go to the ball? Why, go along in Cinderella's place of course! But falling in love with the prince's brother was never meant to happen.
The Fisherman's Daughter
Psychology professor Vanessa Paris receives word that her father has disappeared from his fishing boat in Puget Sound and rushes to her childhood home in the San Juan Islands to try to help find him. Tragedy has been no stranger to Vanessa--years ago her mother died and more recently, her brother. The possibility of losing her father now is almost too much to bear. But when Vanessa arrives at the family owned tourist lodge, she meets Lowell Maxwell, who offers to help her search for her father. Back in high school, Vanessa harbored a secret, unrequited crush on Lowell. Now, he's a tough, jaded cop on leave from L.A., working for her father as a carpenter on a temporary basis, and even more dangerously appealing. Vanessa and Lowell are like sunshine and darkness. Despite her losses, she focuses on positive action and the good in people. Lowell, however, chases down the bad guys, flirts with danger, sometimes even death--and he's determined he'll soon return to the force in L.A. Is there still a chance of finding Vanessa's father alive and well? Can she take a chance on loving Lowell, risking the possibility of his dying too? And what is the dark secret that has driven him back home, a secret that has convinced him there's no longer any room in his heart for love?
The Brooding Surgeon's Baby Bombshell
One night, unexpected consequences…! But can they be a family? After sparks fly with Dr. Gabriel Marks at a conference, nurse Zoe Avery's left with a permanent reminder of their night together. Knowing Gabe doesn't want kids, Zoe decides she'll have the baby alone. Then Gabe moves to the same city just as pregnant Zoe needs a temporary home. Gabe comes to her rescue, but can they overcome their hurdles and become a family?
WRYNTER, a Paranormal/Contemporary Fantasy/Romantic Suspense
She reaches into minds to discover the truth. But this time, what she finds could get her killed. Wrynter Poe is both blessed and cursed with a unique ability. She can't read minds, but she can follow a person's memories of an event they witnessed. Which is why she works as a special agent for the FBI in helping local law enforcement agencies solve crimes. But this gift comes with a price. She cannot touch the bare skin of another person, for fear of accidentally obtaining emotional discharge or feelings from them. Lieutenant Hammond Blake is an undercover cop who's been assigned to help this strange woman, when a homicide case she's helping with suddenly takes a dangerous turn. While that case is being investigated, he accompanies her to her next job to make sure she stays safe. All it takes is one touch, one breach of her self-imposed isolation, for the both of them to discover how much they need each other. What neither of them realize is that the homicide has far deeper roots within the police force. Roots involving corruption and a cover-up that will put both their lives in danger, and test Wrynter's abilities beyond her own endurance.
Boy Meets Cop
Don't miss this Male/Male Mystery Classic. Awarded All Time Favorite Couple by the Goodreads M/M Romance Group!
Free to Love
One year after Joanna Sullivan's husband, Kyle, a firefighter, has been killed while battling a house fire, Joanna makes a desperate attempt to start over. She moves to a new town, embarks on a new career at the local coastal aquarium, and attempts to refurbish a dilapidated duplex. Then Austin, her husband's brother, visits unexpectedly He offers to stay and help her with the much needed repairs. Joanna soon discovers, however, that Austin's presence is proving more disturbing than helpful. His resemblance to Kyle is uncanny, thwarting her resolve to put her husband's memory to rest. Worse, she is strongly attracted to Austin. Austin, a veterinarian, shares Joanna's love of nature, and the two find much common ground as they team up to help clean up the beaches and save the native birds and wildlife from the encroachment of civilization. Can Joanna let go of her grief and love Austin in his own right? Or will he always remain the a painful reminder of her husband?
Super Summer Read!
It's mid-summer and hot, hot, hot! If you're heading to the beach or sitting around the pool, there's nothing like a hot superhero read. Fans of The Antman and The Wasp, Deadpool, or Superman and Robin will love Electromancer. Library Journal says "...the sparks that fly between Alexa and Sigfred [are] very electrifying indeed." A 2016 Gold Medal winner of the Global Ebook Awards! A timeless classic published in eBook or paperback by Simon & Schuster.
In Other Words...New!
Holmes & Moriarity are back! Mystery author Christopher Holmes has a new relationship, a new book deal--and a body in his backyard!
In Other Words...New!
Mystery author and sometimes amateur sleuth Christopher Holmes is now happily (all things being relative) engaged to be married and toying with starting a new career as a true-crime writer when he learns a body has been discovered in the backyard of his former home. Then, to complicate matters, Christopher's ex turns up out of the blue, suggesting the body may belong to Christopher's former personal assistant. It's life as usual at Chez Holmes. In other words… Murder.
In Other Words...New!
Holmes & Moriarity are back! Mystery author Christopher Holmes has a new relationship, a new book deal--and a body in his backyard!
Summer Magic
When her fiance calls off their engagement, veterinarian assistant Lisa Prentice joins the circus in hopes of escaping the everyday grind. But life under the big top isn't quite what she expected. None of the veterinarian's former assistants managed to please their short-tempered boss, and Lisa fears that her days are numbered, too. Michael Figaro, a dashing young trapeze artist, is also caution about whether Lisa can stay, and because of that, he tries to keep his distance. Still, Lisa finds herself overwhelmingly attracted to him. Although Michael is the aerialist, it is Lisa who is flying on an emotional high wire. What happened to her safety net? Will their love survive?
50% off on Smashwords!
In the mood for a low-angst, sweet summer romance with a dash of heat? Look no further! As Big As the Sky is 50% off on Smashwords until 07/31 ONLY! Read the book Bayou Book Junkie described as "very recommendable!" Sam wants nothing to do with his irresponsible neighbor...or does he?
Witness Protection Program, Masters of the Castle
Available for pre-order! Where will you be when the bomb goes off? The new Masters of the Castle box set, Witness Protection Program-10 authors, 8 brand new stories, 1 really, really bad man. Featuring: Controlling Carlie by BJ Wane Embracing Eden by Maren Smith Taming Terri by Allysa Hart & Rayanna Jamison Tempting Tasha by Tabitha Black Freeing Fawn by Golden Angel Harboring Holly by Raisa Greywood Capturing Cassandra by Peper Stone
Blood Instincts
What would you do if you found out that you weren't exactly…human?
Sometimes love is the most addictive habit of all...
Readers are loving Dan and Hannah's love story. Have you tried it yet?
Naughty Words for Nice Writers
"It's a brain saver!" For authors of sweet romance, erotic romance, and erotica. If finding the right words for your romantic sex scene is challenging, Naughty Words for Nice Writers can help. USA Today Bestselling Author Cara Bristol has written a thesaurus for romance authors to help you find the appropriate words to make your sex scene sizzle. Naughty Words for Nice Writers is packed with more than 2,000 usable, functional synonyms geared for romance, erotic romance, and erotica. Included are more than 50 word lists for male and female anatomy, foreplay, orgasm, kissing, sex scene locations, specific sexual acts, sexual noises, spanking terminology, and much more. The guide offers suggestions on how to write a sex scene and how to tighten your writing so it sings. With an emphasis on verbs, this guide will help you "show" the intimacy between your characters rather than tell it. Whether you're writing a "fade to black" scene or a graphic and explicit one, Naughty Words for Nice Writers will provide the tools.
A KNIGHT'S VENGEANCE: Book 1 of a Thrilling Medieval Romance Series!
This summer, get swept back to the Middle Ages with A KNIGHT'S VENGEANCE, the first thrilling novel in a five-book medieval romance series. Geoffrey de Lanceau is a knight, the son of the man who once ruled Wode. His noble sire died, however, branded as a traitor. But never will Geoffrey believe his father betrayed their king, and swears vengeance against the man who brought his sire down in a siege to take over Wode. Lady Elizabeth Brackendale dreamed of marrying for love, but is promised by her father to a lecherous old baron. Then she is abducted and held for ransom by a scarred, tormented rogue who turns out to be the very knight who has sworn vengeance against her father. The threads of deception sewn eighteen years ago bind the past and present. Only by Geoffrey and Elizabeth championing their forbidden love can the truth - and the lies — be revealed about a knight's vengeance.
Under a Mulberry Moon
Adventure! Mystery! Romance! Nine award-winning and bestselling authors present sweet western historical stories to ignite your imagination and feed your passion for reading. Let us sweep you away from your daily cares and entertain you with our sigh-worthy novellas set between 1865 and 1900. What a line-up we have for you! UNDER A MULBERRY MOON is a bargain! Preorder at only 99 cents Better hurry—this anthology is available for a limited time only. The following books are included: Millwright's Daughter by Zina Abbott Worth the Wait by Patricia PacJac Carroll Ada and the Texas Cavalryman (Brides of Texas Code) by Carra Copelin A Family For Merry by Caroline Clemmons A Family For Polly by Jacquie Rogers Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo The Widow Buys A Groom by P.A. Estelle Matthew's Freedom by Cissie Patterson The Lady Lassoes an Outlaw by Charlene Raddon
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