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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....
Alpha Me Not
by Jianne Carlo | Interview

Q: Where did you get the idea for the White Wolf Series?
It was actually a given. I had just published my first book, Manacled in Monaco, and I received an email from Treva, a member of the 'QUAD' - the founders of Loose-Id, inviting me to contribute to their four year anniversary.

Honestly, I thought it was a joke, and forwarded the email to my editor...

Meant To Be
by Karen Stivali | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for MEANT TO BE?
I was thinking about how people change over time and drift in and out of one another's lives. I'd read the saying "people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime" and I realized that you never really know who's there for which of those purposes. People you think will be in your life...
Mark of the Witch
by Maggie Shayne | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write The Portal series? Please tell us a little about the series.
I've been studying the ways of magic for almost twenty years. Witchcraft, folk magic, tarot reading, Reiki healing, superstitions, spells, law of attraction, the unexplained, all these things have always fascinated me. My love for ancient history, particularly the ancient near east (Mesopotamia) is...
Giving It Up
by Amber Lin | Interview

Q: Where did you get the idea for GIVING IT UP?
I love to read--romance, of course. One thing I noticed was a heavy emphasis on virgins or female chastity. I saw author Cecilia Grant describe it as the fetishization of female innocence. This makes sense in the context of a historical where the times were different, but I saw it in contemporary books,...
The Forgotten Heiress
Forced to Marry the Man She Danced with Only Once! Miss Arabella Gledhill's lonely upbringing has left her timid and ill-prepared to shine during her first season. But at four and twenty, her scheming aunt and uncle want her off their hands, pressing her to accept the first marriage proposal proffered. It's not the way Arabella dreamed it—what chance has she of finding a good, kind man who'll offer her heart's desire? Liam, Lord Kenwreck, has grown weary of his life of licentiousness, although he's in no rush to wear the parson's noose, despite the efforts of his mother and sister to find him a suitable match. So how is that, by the end of the season's first ball, he's kissed Miss Gledhill in front of the ton and now they're to wed? This hasty union is not what Liam imagined, especially when he vowed never to bring dishonour on his family like his cruel blackguard of a father. But married he must be, to this beautiful bride Town gossips have branded the Forgotten Heiress. Who has no experience of the world, let alone a man of the world such as he…
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Baby, It's Cold Outside
Delta Elliot is returning home. The place she fled after her heart was broken, and she fell into a deep depression. After a childhood being moved around in the foster system, abandonment issues and codependent relationship left her accepting less than she deserved. Space and therapy have her ready to live life on her own terms. When she meets a stranger at an airport with a number of the same qualities as the ex who broke her, she must decipher coincidence with rebounding. Burned by someone who was supposed to love him, Sam Solaris has given up finding his happily-every-after. Afraid no one will truly understand the quirks and unique symptoms that come with his Asperger's, he focuses on his special interests and work. A severe winter storm grounds his plane on Christmas Eve and introduces him to a woman who doesn't make his anxiety spike. Unable to resist the draw to her, he finds himself dangerously close to falling in love. But can he trust his judgment after the disaster of his last relationship?
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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.
The Virginia City Bride
If Jared Winslow didn't have bad luck, he wouldn't have any. Forced to leave his home in Chicago or face the hangman's noose, he's supposed to lay low and stay out of trouble. He's not supposed to become a U.S. Marshall in The Nevada Territory. And he's not supposed to order himself a mail-order-bride. But Jared wants a real life. A home. A family. And he's not going to allow Lady Luck, or false allegations against him stop him from living his life. When Angelica Riley arrives, he's smitten. She's kind, beautiful and generous. She wants what he does, a family, stability. A home. But he isn't the only one who finds her allure impossible to resist. A local troublemaker has decided that Angelica will be his. Her loyalty to Jared--and the promise she made him to become his wife--only angers a man who is used to taking anything he wants. Obsession turns deadly and a woman with an uncanny resemblance to Angelica is violently murdered. Jared knows his enemy will stop at nothing to take his new bride. The question now is can Jared stop him or will his past--and Lady Luck--take everything from him this time, not only his life, but the woman he has grown to love.
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Adele
Adele Jensen gave her heart to the wrong man. After ten years as mistress to a power-hungry and vengeful man, she realizes her mistake and leaves New York behind to start a new life in Montana as a mail-order bride. Afraid her new husband won't approve of her past, she creates a new identity for herself. She hopes with all her heart her new husband will be the loving husband and father she's always dreamed of. But can she keep her secret from her new husband or will her dreams be destroyed forever? Edward Wharton doesn't trust women. In fact, the only female he wants to take care of is his seven year old daughter whose mother left him for a gambler and a fifth of whiskey and life in the saloon. When a stagecoach accident took her life, he couldn't find it in his heart to mourn her death, nor to forgive her treachery. But his little girl needs a mother, and Edward is tired of battling life alone. A mail order bride seems to be the perfect solution to his dilemma, he needs a woman in his life, but not in his bed. Definitely not in his heart. Richard Douglas keeps what's his, and as far as he's concerned, that includes his runaway mistress, Adele. She defied him. Ran from him. Made demands she had no right to make. And he will have her back, no matter the cost. Angel Creek, Montana is a wild frontier where only the strong survive. Richard's arrival will test Edward's resolve not to love again. Will Adele find the courage to conquer her past and Edward's untamed heart?
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In a kingdom where human laws and immortal magic collide, King Saeran's duty is to preserve balance between the two. This is book 1 of a trilogy with book 3 releasing on December 21, 2020. If you love fantasy, magic, dragons, Norse Mythology and the legend of King Arthur, check this one out! "I was totally enchanted. Thank you so much for the read. I gave this wonderful fantasy five stars! The plot was so very different and interesting[...] I can only say [The Royal Wizard] was a page turner. I cannot wait for the sequel." - 5 STARS from The Romance Reviews
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Undercover Outlaw
He's not who he says he is. She's on the run. None of that matters when their hearts beat as one. Finalist : Best Historical Western Romance of the year at N N Light.
Meg
Margaret "Meg" Todd is tired of putting her happiness on hold. When she learns her bullying brother-in-law has horrifying plans for her future, she asks an attorney family friend for help escaping. Meg wants her own husband and home and is willing to move over halfway across the country to achieve her goal. Along the way she agrees to take two children for their dying mother? Is she too impulsive? Will Curtis and the children become the happy family of Meg's dreams? Curtis McClain has to be careful with his small savings or it won't fund his dream of his own newspaper. He wants a wife—and he needs someone to help him with the newspaper. If he can combine the two, then he'll be all right. In a few years, they can start a family. But, will a woman want to move to the middle of nowhere on those terms? Will she grow to care for him in spite of his reserved nature? He is slightly annoyed when his wife shows up with two orphaned children. When he learns the amount of her inheritance, he decides she won't be content to stay with him. The boy and girl are well-behaved but he still isn't certain of his reaction to them. That is, until a terrifying event occurs that forces him to make a decision and take quick action.
The School Marm: The Darlings of Deadwood
Can a school marm with dreams of a better life, fall for a disreputable man? Suzanna Lindstrom travels as a school marm in fledgling Deadood. Having left her parents' struggling farm, she dreams of a better life in Deadwood with a man who's struck it rich in the gold fields. Fresh off the stagecoach, she meets Kingston Winson, whom she disregards as disreputable. Is he who she thinks he is? What lesson will she learn?
Holiday Hopes
The message of Christmas is one of hope. Holiday Hopes is a collection of three very different short stories that are sure to touch your heart about how that message affects the lives of the characters in various ways.
A Christmas for Carrie
The very thought of Christmas is enough to darken Carrie Jones's day. "Jingle Bells" and eggnog? Not for this girl; not anymore. But running into a handsome old crush might make this year different… Home to celebrate with his parents, Nick Johnson loves the holidays and all that comes with them, from trips to the tree lot to the very last strand of tinsel. Stunned to bump into Carrie while on a coffee run, he realizes that his former study buddy has grown into a drop-dead-gorgeous woman. One with whom he'd like to share all the joys—and hidden pleasures—of the season. Spending time with Nick and his warm, close-knit family, Carrie can't help but feel the very beginnings of that elusive Christmas spirit. She's falling in love with all of them…until an unexpected visitor arrives. It will take putting her trust in Nick—and all her newfound happiness—to overcome the ghosts of Christmases past.
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A Groom for Christmas (Love On a Dare Book 1)
99 CENTS FOR A LIMITED TIME. BOOK 2, WEDDED ON A DARE IS ALSO 99 CENTS. A GROOM FOR CHRISTMAS is a new twist on the classic Hallmark Christmas movie full of family, humor, love, and a little bit of redemption. Family pressure just might make her do something crazy... When a young woman hires her hometown's former bad boy to be her pretend fiancé for the holidays, she finds she can't wrap up her feelings as easily as a Christmas gift. New York jewelry designer Graceann Palmer has two days to find a fiancé to bring home to Pennsylvania for the holidays so her matchmaking mama will quit fixing her up with jerks. The Falcon, a motorcycle-riding, leather-clad former high school crush, helped her out once before. Maybe he'll do it again. Jake Falco, man of many mysteries, is back in town on a mission—one the people of Spirit Lake most likely won't appreciate. When Graceann presents him with her crazy scheme, it gives him something he's always wanted—a chance to get to know Graceann. It also gives him the perfect opportunity to add fuel to his project of revenge. But as Jake and Graceann grow closer, their engagement-of-convenience begins to feel like the real deal—until Jake's secrets are revealed. Can a relationship that began with lies and secrets bloom like a rare Christmas rose into happily-ever-after? 2014 Winner New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf 2013 Snow Globes Award Contest Finalist 2014 Readers' Choice Nominee, Best Couple, Love Romances Cafe 2014 RomCon Awards Finalist
Siren's Song: A Reverse Harem Tale
My guys saved me from myself, but we still have a whole boat load of problems we have to deal with. We've got a kraken swimming around attacking boats. Poseidon swears he didn't set his pet loose and wants us to catch it and put it back in its kennel, so who is controlling it? And Why? We have mages called in by the government to deal with the Kraken hot on our tails and the magical black market has us in their sights after we liberated a kelpie child from their cages. To top that off, while my guys got their siren tails right away, I still can't shift into mine. Poseidon says it's because I haven't fully accepted my abilities yet, and until I do, it makes us vulnerable to attack. Will I be able to cope with what I've become before it costs my guys and our new kelpie ward their lives? What do the mages really want with us? And how do we deal with a giant squid who definitely doesn't want to go back to sleep? This book is intended for mature audiences. 18+ readers only! It contains language and sexual situations. This is a mermaid themed medium burn reverse harem where the girl gets all the guys. Why Choose? Series will contain some mild M/M scenes.
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