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Strings Attached
by Anne Holly | Interview

Q: Where did you get the idea for STRINGS ATTACHED?
I wrote the original draft of Strings Attached back in 2000 or 2001, I think, so it's difficult to remember what all went into it. I do know that certain elements involving Katie's death were inspired by real life events in the news at the time, though not exactly. I was also passionate about animal...
Eulogy's Secret
by Grace Elliot | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for EULOGY'S SECRET?
The idea for Eulogy's Secret came from a poster on the London Underground.

I was taking my sons to the theatre when through the dirty glass I glimpsed a poster for a memorial concert at the Royal Albert Hall. One word on that poster stuck in my mind - "eulogy".

It struck me that eulogy would...

by Kinley Baker | Interview

Q: What was your inspiration for writing RUINED?
I wrote RUINED because I wanted to create a mystical realm full of magic and shadows. I envisioned a picture of an enchanting castle with a beautiful and sacred power source hidden in its depths. Romancing the mystery of shadows became a little bit of an obsession, which is where the idea of shifting...
Tides of Passion
by Tracy Sumner | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write TIDES OF PASSION?
Well, I was very inspired to write TIDES OF LOVE. It's a bit of an unusual romance -- about a marine biologist in 1898. I based the locale on Beaufort, NC (Outer Banks) and the second marine biology lab, after Woods Hole, built in the US. I have a thing for sexy, nerdy heros. Anyway, once I started...
Always Her Cowboy
by Karen Rose Smith | Interview

Q: ALWAYS HER COWBOY was set on a ranch in Wyoming. This is much different than the L.A. setting of other books in the Search for Love Series. What was your motivation behind the change in scenery?
When I planned the Search For Love series with both revised and updated titles as well as new books, I decided to try to please a variety of readers. Each is a different type of romance. Many of my readers like "cowboy" books. I am always challenged to find a new twist to life on a ranch. I truly love...
The Chameleon Goggles
by Maureen O. Betita | Interview

Q: The world you've created in the Kraken's Caribbean in amazing. Please tell us more about this fantastic world you've created.
Well, this isn't your everyday Tortuga! My island sits at a crossroads for alternate worlds and times. Anyone might drop in. The only thing keeping the world from being overrun is the Great Albino Kraken and the magic workers. They work together to make certain no weapons of mass destruction come through,...
Destiny Redeemed
by Gabrielle Bisset | Interview

Q: The world of the Aeverens is extremely unique. Please give us some more information about these interesting people.
Aeveren are descended from humans and their physiology is exactly like humans. Long ago, the Archangel Raziel saw people who practiced alchemy and mysticism and were persecuted for the very arts he represented. Full of sympathy for them, he rescued them from the attacks and bestowed upon them gifts...
Nathan's Vow
by Karen Rose Smith | Interview

Q: NATHAN'S VOW is a unique story about a man, Nathan, who turns to a psychic, Gillian, to help him find his missing daughters and they end up falling in love. I thought that it was a very unique storyline. How did you come up with the idea?
Life energy fascinates me. Energy surrounds us all the time. For years, because of physical problems, I've turned to acupuncture, cranial-sacral work and guided imagery. I know first-hand the healing power of all of those therapies based on and managing life energy. I've also learned about the mind-body...
The Pet Shop
by K D Grace | Interview

Q: First of all, I have to say that the premise for THE PET SHOP is wonderfully unique. Where did you come up with such an original idea?
I love to play around with fairy tales and myths. THE PET SHOP is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Instead of the beast being openly wild and dangerous our beast, Tino, is a human Pet. But he's a Pet who's anything but tame. What actually gave me the original idea was watching the way people...
by Sherrilyn Kenyon; Dianna Love | Interview

Q: What is the inspiration for the Belador series?
I have always been fascinated by the unusual and supernatural. About seven years back, I started thinking, "what if gods and goddesses from different mythologies bumped into each other and had a dispute - who would win?" I'm also a huge suspense fan so anything I'm involved with will have a suspense...
Once Upon a Groom
by Karen Rose Smith | Interview

Q: Please tell us more about the Reunion Brides series.
ONCE UPON A GROOM is officially scheduled as a October release but it was available on September 20 in print form, e-book is October 1. And, yes, it is the next book, book 2, in my REUNION BRIDES series. The series revolves around a fifteenth year high school reunion in Miners Bluff, Arizona. Sparks...
Brightarrow Burning
by Isabo Kelly | Interview

Q: What inspired this story?
I was asked by an editor if I could give her a short story proposal to substitute into an anthology if the proposed stories for the anthology didn't come through. In the end they all did, but by that time, I'd come up with the very basic idea for this story. The initial spark came in the form of the...
Lucky Charm
by Marie Astor | Interview

Q: What is the inspiration for LUCKY CHARM?
Romance is such a big part of women's lives - we spend so much time dreaming and worrying about finding that special someone, but when things do not go exactly as planned, we rely on our friends to help us through the tough times. I knew that I wanted to write a fun contemporary romance about the magical...
Twin Sacrifice
Twin brothers rush to save each other in this psych thriller.
Masters of the Castle: Witness Protection Program
Available now for Preorder! Ten of your favorite authors. Eight brand new stories. One really, really bad man. Where will you be when the bomb goes off? When Master Marshall gets an emergency phone call, he can't believe his ears. His cousin, Grace, has become the only surviving witness to a terrible murder and she is refusing police protection. Fortunately for her, as far as Marshall is concerned there is no place in the world safer than a medieval castle full of protection-minded Doms. Unfortunately for them all, the assassin hunting her from the shadows disagrees. This steamy Masters of the Castle anthology includes the following brand new, full length books: Taming Terri - Allysa Hart & Rayanna Jamison Partners. Best Friends. Ex-Lovers. K9 unit Terri O'Connel and Nick Carrusso along with their playful pup, Champ, find themselves on a case that challenges all of their skills. Embracing Eden - Maren Smith Intimacy was vulnerability, and vulnerable was something Grimsley would never be. Tempting Tasha - Tabitha Black Has the Big Bad Dungeon Master finally met his match? Controlling Carlie - BJ Wane The only way to keep her safe is to bend her to his control… Freeing Fawn - Golden Angel FBI agent Dane Morgan comes to the Castle to save a life. Fawn Pike is there to take one. Harboring Holly - Raisa Greywood Can Agent Turner save his dream girl twice? Capturing Cassandra - Piper Stone She's longed to submit to a powerful man. Her choice? The assassin she's hunted for years.
My Fake Summer Boyfriend
Sun, surf, sand and Alex--Katie was swept away! Katie eagerly agrees to pretend she is Alex's girlfriend for the summer in order to protect his job. Amid sundrenched waves, they develop a friendship that is on the verge of turning romantic, when who should arrive but Nicole, Alex's old girlfriend. In three days, Nicole ruins Katie's relationship with Alex. So Katie gets involved with Logan, Nicole's handsome older brother, though Alex is the one for her. Soon enough Katie learns that fake romances can get out of hand and lead to complications she never imagined. Reviews "…a great teen love story…lots of angst, lots of funny moments, some steamy kisses, and a great heroine… Sarah, Fallen Angel Reviews "…a wonderful story that draws you into it, and you want to go on and spend more time with the characters… a story you should put on your summer reading list…" Lydia Funneman, Writers Unlimited "…a really great and funny read." Yasmine, Romance Junkies
She's no one's version of ever-after... Except his.
Abaddon Rising
She was the last human survivor in the alien gladiator games. Now it was her turn to die...and then came Kanaan!
Sugar Pine Cowboy
When it comes to love, sometimes the falling is the easy part. Her obsession was to be rich and famous no matter who got hurt. He won't be fooled by a pretty face again. To find her future, Marlene Clegg must face her past. Bose Kovac won't be caught up in her deceptive web again. Is it too late or can she earn the chance to reclaim lost love? Get your copy of Sugar Pine Cowboy now, because what western romance fan can resist a lovable cowboy and the woman who broke his heart?
The Highlander's Bride series
Meet the heroes of the Highlander's Bride series. New covers available now!
Find Me Love: Scandal Meets Love 2
After a chance encounter at one of Lady Diana's fencing matches Luther, the Earl of Northesk decides to court her. Her strong will and his need to protect her clash—only time will tell if they are able to find a way past their differences, and in turn, an enduring love
Emmeline, Bride of Arkansas
New Release Sequel to Laurel: Bride of Arkansas, American Mail-Order Brides Emmeline Weidner arrives in Arkansas, after being left at the altar by her intended, a young man from a prominent Philadelphia family. Seeking to heal her bruised feminine ego, she moves in with her sister. While learning to cope with her new life, she discovers she isn't content to live the life of a spoiled society woman. Can she let go of her new-found independence, when the right man comes along? This book was previously published in the anthology Pistols and Poplin Lincoln Bass returns to Flat Rock Point, Arkansas a year after the accident that almost cost him his life. His friend and former employer has asked him for help at the lumber mill. He is apprehensive, but feels he owes the man who saved his life. He decides to stay and help with the investigation to save the lumber mill, and face his anxieties. He'd planned on going back to his home in Little Rock, until he crossed paths with the most delectable, yet bewildering female he'd ever encountered.
Forged in Flood
When one drunken night forever scars three best friends, will they ever find a way to pick up the pieces?
Flip the Beat - Hot Erotic Romance, only $1.99!
Molly Ivers thinks she is falling for the opposite of Prince Charming, and she knows she should give him up, but, oh, the temptation. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR Molly Ivers thought she found Prince Charming, but without a devilishly sexy accent, and six months ago she gave into their undeniable attraction. But the swarm of ever-present groupies was so not part of the fairy tale. As much as it hurt her heart, she shut out rocker Evan Castle. Now, on the verge of finishing her graduate degree and moving to Paris—she even hires a French life coach—Molly begins to realize Evan, who hasn't given up on her, might be the man of her dreams after all. "I absolutely adored Molly and Evan. It is a very well balanced book with plenty of hot smexy times, great character growth and a very plausible plot that is also realistic. Trust me, the blurb doesn't even tell you 1/4 of the story. Again, layers people. Layers…" -5-Star Amazon Review from Harlie's Book Blog
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Book 2 in the Zoraida Grey Series. A Scottish wizard, stripped naked and painted blue—a Voodoo priestess bent on immortality—a yacht-load of Caribbean pirates. What can possibly go wrong? Book Release Date--August 1.
Harriet McPherson is on a mission: find a husband for her mother. Men are scarce around the oyster farm where they live, so Harry writes to a Boston restaurant critic, hoping to lure him to the farm where he's bound to fall in love with her mother. It seemed like a good idea when she mailed the letter, but things don't always work out as planned. When a handsome stranger arrives, Harry can only hope the restaurant critic doesn't show up as well.
Kiss Your Scars
Being the king of Atlanta's underworld used to have its perks, but lately all undercover agent Renzo Vega has seen is the downside. Someone is auctioning off women in his city, and he's damn sure not about to let that offense stand. Just as he's set to make a move, Renzo's club is ambushed and he's shot. Unsure of who to trust, he turns to the one man he definitely knows wants him dead. Yanked from his bed, blindfolded and spirited away in the middle of the night, Lowell Scott is shocked to find the darkly gorgeous Renzo bleeding and in need of his help. The very last thing he wants is to come to the aid of the man responsible for his cousin's death, but the knife at his throat doesn't give Low much options. Close proximity doesn't temper the hatred Low harbors for Renzo, it only brings up new problems. Like the vicious attraction Low struggles to control, and bullets that won't stop flying. It's a tough sell to believe there's anything good in a man as unapologetically dangerous as Renzo. And even if Low could forgive the unforgivable, Renzo is still shadowed in secrets. When they're exposed, those secrets will bring far-reaching consequences that could sever not just their shaky bond, but Low's family ties as well. This is book three in the Loose Ends series, but can be read as a standalone Warning: Contains references to subjects that may be triggering. Please read with caution.
Celebrate With DWB!
Congratulations to Bobbie Shafer! Love's Golden Dream was the second book ever published by DWB and we are so proud of Bobbie and what she has gone on to accomplish over the past 7 years! To celebrate this occasion, DWB is offering all three of the Secrets Of Eagle Creek books for one low price. Just $20.00 +shipping for the entire collection: Love's Golden Dream, The Legacy of Eagle Creek & Miracle at Sycamore Grove Place your order with DWB to get this fabulous anniversary deal!
His Party Guest by Melinda Barron
The Duchess of Melbourne, known to her friends as Clarissa, has lived all her life in Bath. She lives in seclusion because her husband, Taylor, openly lives in London with his mistress, Lady Strauss. But when he dies Clarissa finds out many things, like the fact that Taylor gave his mistress many of Clarissa's family heirlooms as gifts. In an effort to steal them back, she attends a house party, where she meets Andrew, Lord Beaton, who is very impressed with the young Duchess. When Andrew first sets eyes on the young, beautiful widow, he is smitten. He makes a point of meeting and spending time with her. But when he finds her breaking into Lady Strauss's room he decides that she needs a firm hand as well as his assistance. And who better to provide it than a member of the infamous Rakes of Mayfair? This is book five in the Rakes of Mayfair series, but can be enjoyed as a standalone. Publisher's Note: This steamy Victorian romance features elements of mystery, suspense, danger, and power exchange.
His to Master & Own by BJ Wane
The first time Sean Bates sees Alessa Alexander at a lifestyle club without one of her friends attending with her, he doesn't approach her or interfere, deeming it's none of his business. The second time, his protective, dominant instincts force him to confront her, and then offer his professional counseling for her needs.
 Alessa's desire to turn herself over to a man's full control always kept her from believing she'd ever enjoy a long-term relationship like her friends recently committed to. When she gets up the nerve to ask Sean Bates to tutor her in her unorthodox fantasies, the first scene he devises leaves her aching for more of his strict control, but worried about keeping her feelings uninvolved.
Past heartbreaks keep Sean and Alessa leery of hoping for too much from their agreed upon temporary relationship. Between escalating problems with an ex at work and her insecurities, Alessa runs from Sean before she ends up hurt. But it doesn't take her long to realize how much she wants him and his strict discipline, enough to risk the height of humiliation to earn his forgiveness. Publisher's Note: This steamy contemporary romance is the fifth instalment of the Miami Masters series but can be read and enjoyed as a standalone. It includes elements of power exchange and ménage.
In the Charm
Chris is used to having whatever he wants—but this time, the irresistible could come at a high price. Get the book one reader calls, "My favorite! A love story different from the usual." (Susan1) —"I made the mistake of starting this book before bed and was up nearly all night. Chris and JD's story is amazing from the creepy deputy to the overbearing father!" Lori
Burned by Aria Adams
"Would you do anything to get warm?" On the streets of London, eighteen-year-old Eve Smythe is freezing to death. She cannot return home until she sells her matches, but nobody wants them. Knowing she has not got long to live, she does the unforgivable: She strikes a match. The light draws the attention of a certain Mr. Ignis. He offers her warmth and food, but only if she agrees to do anything he wants. And his tastes are dark and terrifying. As she tumbles further into his strange world of dominance and pain, she cannot help wondering, will he ever see her as anything more than his submissive plaything, or will he simply tire of her one day and cast her aside? Publisher's Note: This dark Victorian romance features sensual scenes, extensive fire play and dangerous situations, but the HEA is guaranteed.
It Was Always You
She never realized until she lost him that he was the only man she'd ever love. Everyone's favorite family is back! "This is a series that you will go back to time and again to reread. Lorhainne Eckhart is that type of writer. Love her stories about family and their journey." (J Moore) Katy and Steven were the loves of each other's lives until a tragedy and the fallout of Steven's injuries drove the couple apart. — Love Wins! "Lorhainne did a great job of moving me into the heads of both of these characters. If you have every experienced depression and hard times you see that she gets it with each story she writes. This is maybe my favorite Friessen story so far." (M Wagner)
Star Brides: The Meat Market
[Menage Amour: Futuristic Menage a Trois Science Fiction Romance, M/F/M, HEA] Welcome to the ‘meat market.' It's the bridal fair from hell. Officially known as the Outer World Citizens' Spousal Bazaar and Expo, it's the place where a woman can leave her past behind and start a new life-with a new mate of course. Tamsyn Laehn is desperate. She's stuck in a lousy job and miserable life. When Tamsyn accompanies her best friend to the meat market, she falls into a bridal booth manned by brothers Boarf and Brunz, two Neanderthal type warriors from the planet Zuntx Tamsyn has no choice but to leave with the men. Upon arriving on Zuntx they learn that the military has been disbanded. Homeless and decommissioned, the men agree to become colonists on the planet Drabik. When the homesteading pioneers land on Drabik, they struggle to adapt to the harsh conditions they encounter on the inhospitable planet. The men's traditional Zuntx views of women provide an extra test for all three as they learn to trust and love each other.
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