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Lena's Happily Ever After
by Dixie Lynn Dwyer | Interview

Q: What gave you the inspiration for The Town of Pearl series?
I had written the Town Of Pearl Series with the original intention of having one book, Anna's story. However, the response was so positive and many readers insisted on wanting to know Stacy's story (A character in Anna's book) that I needed to continue. Upon doing so I began to really fall in love with...
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!

As far as inspiration for...

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...
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Love rarely follows a straight's Perfectly Unpredictable! Kalia Beck always dreamed of starting a family, living in a house with a white picket fence, and finding her soul mate. Just not in that order. Kalia is coping with an unplanned pregnancy when she learns the father has passed away. She soon finds out that single parenthood isn't easy, especially when the only thing that soothes the baby is the guitar-playing of a reluctant and reclusive next-door neighbor. Mack Challen, lead guitarist in a rock and roll band, knows it takes a village to raise a child. He just doesn't think there's a village big enough to help "gay momma" and her screaming baby. Kalia and Mack aren't looking for love and aren't ready for each other, but when the future unfolds, it's … Perfectly Unpredictable.
Dating a Vampire
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FROM EXCITING ROMANCE AUTHOR ROXANNE D. HOWARD When hot actor Brem Lockwood enters her life, Madelyn has a choice—stay safe with an online fling or risk her heart for a chance at real love. Divorcee Madelyn Stacilli has baggage deeper than the Grand Canyon, and her move to New Haven to start a new life is the perfect change she needs. When vicious gossip stunts her plans to open her own business, she can't confide in anyone around her. But online, beneath the blanket of anonymity, she can let loose and find comfort with the mysterious Easton216. Their natural, open relationship is a breath of fresh air. When British A-list actor Bremond Lockwood rents the house beside her to escape an intense media spotlight and malicious past, he charges headlong into her life. Madelyn grows torn between her steady, emotional online connection and a fiery affair with a Hollywood star. Brem's intense passion ignites the embers of her sexuality from a long slumber, making her burn hotter than the sun. Should she stay safe with her online love or risk her heart with the man in front of her? The road to recovery just got a whole lot more complicated.
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The last thing nineteen-year-old Jeannie Cooper wants is to be a prim and proper lady, so when her older brothers try to send her off to finishing school she runs away from the family ranch to keep them from putting her on the train to Boston. She plans to hide out on the prairie and return in a few days, but things go horribly wrong when she stumbles upon the infamous Mullins gang. Danny Coulter is a hardened gunslinger with more than enough enemies already, but when he sees a beautiful young woman held captive by outlaws his conscience forces him into action. Rescuing Jeannie turns out to be only the beginning of his troubles, however. Her sass and defiance quickly test the limits of his patience as he endeavors to get her home safely, and before long he is left with little choice but to take her over his knee for a sound spanking. Though Danny's firm-handed discipline leaves her bottom sore and her cheeks blushing, Jeannie is nonetheless excited when her brothers offer him a job at the ranch. Soon he is courting her in earnest, and after a local busybody witnesses him giving Jeannie the first bare-bottom spanking of her life, Danny proposes marriage to avoid a scandal. But with the Mullins gang out for revenge, will his quick draw be enough to protect his woman?
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Jilly Watson is not the kind of girl who quivers and blushes when her boss calls her into his office. But Matthew Stevenson isn't just her boss, and she's not just going to be scolded. He's her daddy, and he's going to spank her. Not a few flirtatious swats, but a long, hard, painful spanking that leaves her bottom bright red and sore to remind her that he expects to be obeyed. She's a legal secretary and he's the law firm's newest partner. It's scandalous and shameful. But her panties are soaked before she is even bent over the desk, and when daddy tears them off after her punishment she knows he will find his naughty little girl wet and ready to be claimed.
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"Molly Unplanned is my absolute favorite book by Nicki Elson." ~Amazon Review "Several twists and detours before landing on a FANTASTIC ending." ~Author Jennifer Lane "Could not put down" ~Fresh Fiction Review Molly had a plan. But when her almost-fiance opts for a surprise Plan B, she's left with no boyfriend, no money, and nowhere to live. Accepting an offer for freebie rent on a sleepy Wisconsin farm feels like a giant step back from all her ambitions…until a captivating cowboy turns out to be more than just a fun distraction, spinning Molly's life in a direction utterly (udderly?) unplanned.
Jailed Little Jade
She's his prisoner. He's her Daddy. He's hot, dominating, and harbors a secret of intergalactic proportion. When Jade accidentally triggers a device that opens a portal and leads her and her hot new friend to a prison colony, she discovers an alien prison camp where spankings are a regular occurrence and age regression is the norm. Forced to become a little one. Jade must face a nanny with a firm hand, Holden as her Daddy, and a blossoming relationship that is against the rules.
Dating a Vampire
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Royally Claimed
She'll have to learn to submit to him…her life depends on it. Marrying the handsome prince seemed a grand idea, until she caught sight of him murdering his father. She wanted to be queen, but at what cost?
Deceit and Devotion
"I will pay you to sleep with my wife." Jarrah Miyan, a young half-caste aboriginal man, is supposed to seduce a white woman into an affair so her greed-driven husband can gain full control of her inheritance, including the rare collection of black opals she keeps under lock and key. When he walks into the study to meet the poor chit he's to take advantage of, he expects to find an aging woman who smells of stale perfume and gin. Who he finds though is the most beautiful woman he's ever laid eyes on–the same woman whose pale thighs had been wrapped around him just a few hours earlier as she'd begged him to give her pleasure. After their night of passion together, Emily Holtz doubted she would ever see Jarrah again. To have him standing before her now, asking for employment at her cattle station, was not a situation she had prepared herself for. She agrees to hire him on one condition. He has to spy on her husband and get her the incriminating evidence she needs to apply for a divorce. She's spent years in a miserable arranged marriage, and she's desperate to escape. But her husband is a dangerous man, and he will stop at nothing, including murder, to get what he wants. As they begin to develop feelings for each other, Jarrah worries about what will happen when Emily discovers that he's been working for both her and her husband. Not that they could ever really be together, as society would never accept that.
Impassioned Deceit
Would you risk your life for the one you love? At thirty-two, Hannah Wagstaff's scandalous past, and the scar it left her with, has made her a spinster, scaring away any offers of marriage. She had given up on love until by chance she was reunited with Patrick, a man who had lit a flame in her heart years ago before disappearing from her life. Patrick O'Doherty couldn't believe his eyes when he saw Hannah. He had been certain he would never see her again, but there she was, and this time he would do anything to keep her in his life. Things take a drastic turn when Patrick's vengeful stepfather starts demanding ownership of the cattle station that was left to Patrick by his father. Suddenly, Patrick finds himself on the run for his life, trying to uncover the secrets of his stepfather's past and the reason he would be willing to murder for a cattle station. Hannah is distraught when she's told Patrick died in a fire. Her grief continues when her sister is kidnapped without any clue to who could have taken her. Months later, when her sister returns, Hannah goes looking for the culprit. What she finds is Patrick, alive and working as a bartender at a hotel. Passionately reunited with Hannah, Patrick discovers that not only is his life under threat, but hers as well. What secrets tie their families together? Will he be able to protect Hannah, or will his love for her ultimately cost him his life?
Kim's trying to save the world—but is she actually going to make things worse? Kim Medhurst is an ex-British military intelligence officer turned scientist and climate activist. A thrilling, potentially world-changing discovery leads her to a cave on a remote island off the Scottish coast. But before she can return to the mainland, a natural disaster traps her in the cave with limited food and water. Fortunately, she is an intelligent and resourceful woman who made a backup plan even before she stepped out of her own front door. Enter Jason Chastain—owner and operator of a private security firm—and his friends Aidan Smith and twins Taylor and Joshua Greig. The foursome are also ex-military, so rescuing Kim should be a walk in the park for them. However, her discovery is so top secret she hasn't even told Chastain and his buddies precisely what their mission is—instead relying on money and intrigue to get them to do the job. It works, until a series of events turn the rescue mission into an escape mission. Throw in a further revelation that will change all of their lives irrevocably and Kim begins to wonder if she's bitten off more than she can chew. Should she have left things well alone, or can this colossal mess be turned into something positive? This is about so much more than just five human beings, after all. PLEASE NOTE: Search and Rescue has a cliffhanger ending. Search and Rescue is the first book in The Dreadnoughts reverse harem romance series.
Shrouded Passions
It was love at first sight when Devon Munroy first laid eyes on Lotte Higgins as she swam in the local waterhole. He wanted nothing more than to spend his future with her. He would have defied his father to do so too had she not been shot, lying bleeding and dying in his arms. The woman he loved was dead and Devon no longer cared what was to become of his future. Four years passed and Devon's life had become little more than a drunken haze. All he wanted was the woman he loved back in his life and in his bed. When he reluctantly went to the local Hotel to spend the night with a woman, he didn't expect her to look so much like Lotte Higgins. He certainly didn't expect her to turn up at his estate as his wife's new handmaiden. When Lotte started work at Devon's estate, she thought only to uncover the secrets and reveal the monster who had tried to kill her four years before. She could never have imagined the whirlwind of passion she would be swept up in with Devon Munroy, the man who still owned her heart. Lotte knew if she were to succeed in targeting her attempted murderer, she would have to keep her true identity hidden from Devon, never revealing to him that she was in fact the woman he had thought died in his arms all those years ago. Lotte wanted nothing more than to tell him the truth, but she feared if she did than Devon's wife, the woman whom had already tried to kill her once, would discover she had survived that night. When more bodies began turning up around the town, all brutally murdered, Lotte knew she had let things go on long enough. She would have to tell Devon the truth about his wife and about herself and hope he loved her enough to forgive her deception.
Wrath and Mercy
"Would you show mercy to the lover who deserted you?" Finley Helmer thought he had it all when Elina Clemence invited him into her bed. When circumstances forced them apart, he vowed to return to her as quickly as possible. He never imagined it would be years before he would be reunited with the woman he loves, and in the process he would be thrown into a world of smuggling black opals, drugs, and aboriginal slaves. Elina was ripped away from her home and the man she loved when her father took her to Australia to start a new life. He promised her beauty and opportunity. Instead, she found herself forced into a marriage with a cruel and abusive man, who has a grown daughter who's determined to destroy her. When her husband dies, leaving Elina his fortune, constant accidents follow her, threatening her life. Elina is a profitable shipping tycoon, with control over most of the town's supply. But despite her powerful position, her heart still aches for the man she once loved who disappeared from her life without a trace. Finding themselves passionately reunited, Finley and Elina discover the cruelty that tore them from each other. As they search for answers, they uncover the unrelenting wrath and vengeance of an opium addict who will stop at nothing until she has possession of the black opals she thinks they are hiding. Can Finley and Elina escape the horror that seems to be following them, or will they fall victim to the greed of an addict? And can they find the courage to once again trust each other with their hearts?
Lust And Chasity
"The unfed lust of man has but one goal – to destroy the courage of an innocent soul" – Faye Hall Darien Avery followed Caitlyn Sinclair to Rockhampton, Australia, memories of their very heated and intense love affair fresh in his mind. Upon setting foot on North Queensland soil though he soon learnt that he was not the only man in this new country that seemed infatuated with this breathtaking blonde haired beauty. Women were turning up dead, their bodies victim to the worst kind of sexual sins; women who fitted the description of Caitlyn Sinclair, and Darien was being told that every clue to the murderer lead back to his family. Frantic to save her life, he sent Caitlyn up north to her family hoping to free her from the horror that had followed her from England. When he received word that her body, along with a man's, had been found shot dead near one of his packing sheds his heart broke and he threw himself into a life of debauchery and sin as punishment. Caitlyn Sinclair fled from the packing shed in Rockhampton, fearful of the murder she had just committed. Instinct told her to go to the one man who would always keep her safe – Darien Avery. But when she found him he was already holding another woman in his arms. Broken hearted, she fled up north to the town of Jarvisfield and to her father, determined to live her life independent of any man. Being accused of murder, Darien finds himself also in Jarvisfield, and he soon learns that the murderer who was butchering blonde haired, green eyed women had followed him here. It was only when he glimpsed the familiar beauty of Caitlyn Sinclair that he knew he would finally have to put an end to this horror before she was taken away from him again. But when he goes to warn her of the monster chasing her Darien soon discovers she is no longer his lustful lover, rather a lady of chastity.
Vanity & Humility
What if vanity threatened to destroy the only love you've ever known? Detective Ethan Brant is on the hunt for a murderess who is seducing her victims and stealing collections of diamonds from each one. When the woman he suspects becomes his father's newest wife, Ethan's fears multiply. He's determined to protect his only remaining family member, no matter the cost. All of his attention is focused on bringing the guilty party to justice. He has no time for, or interest in, women. But when he discovers a beautiful, young woman swimming at the lake on his father's property he feels an instant attraction. Cady Eldon's history with men taught her it was foolish to lose her heart to one. But when she meets Ethan, she can't ignore the fire that burns inside her, making her long for the feel of his skin against hers. Discovering that he's a police detective, she becomes intrigued. Why would a man whose family is wealthy want to live so humbly? Her attraction to him, and her interest in the murder case he's working on, pulls them together on a journey north where they become entangled in the manipulative web of the murderess Ethan is chasing. Ethan and Cady soon learn just how cruel one woman's vanity can be and how she will stop at nothing to get the riches she believes she deserves. Will their love survive, or will they fall victim to the greatest sin of all?
Heart Of Stone
Slavery, corruption, and murder threaten to separate them. Isabella Miley is trapped. Her brother and protector is dead-murdered on a slave trader's ship-and now Samuel Buchanan, the man she fears most, has papers placing her in servitude to him. When he threatens to make her his wife and offer her out as payment to all the men he owes money to, she runs for her life, and straight into the arms of Ruben Stoneheart. But before she can ask for his help she finds herself dragged back to Samuel and into bondage. Ruben wanted a life far away from the blackbirding slave trade he was once involved in. He watched too many people die on those ships. That wasn't the life he wanted. He wants peace, a wife, family. When the Irish beauty Isabella ran into his arms, she stirred feelings in him unlike anything he'd ever experienced. Never could he have imagined her to be the wife of his once business partner, Samuel Buchanan. Curious how such a wondrous woman could have ended up entangled with a brute like Samuel, Ruben delves into her past, eager to know more about this woman he's quickly losing his heart to. What he finds is a slave contract with her name on it. Hurt that she would hide such a thing from him, he confronts her with an ultimatum-Samuel or him. Isabella's fear demands that she stays with Samuel until she can gain back her freedom, along with her family's ruby necklace-a necklace Samuel is determine to have in his possession. But her heart is willing to risk it all on Ruben…a man rumored to have a heart of stone.
Little Girl Lost
ON SALE! ONLY 99¢ Wyoming sheriff Zac McHenry is fit to be tied. A new "working girl" just showed up at the local truck stop, ruining his stakeout. There's been an influx of transients passing through the county lately. Bringing an epidemic of drugs, crime, and vice with them. The last thing he wants is another hooker setting up shop in town. He's determined to send her packing. He's 6' 4" and she's a little bit of a thing. How hard could it be? But getting rid of her isn't as easy as he thought. When he barges into her motel room, she thinks he's an attacker and wallops him with her purse. He arrests her for assaulting an officer and hauls her off to jail. Zac soon realizes things aren't what they seem. Ali is no hooker…she's actually a youth librarian from upstate New York. Much to Zac's dismay, she's also well connected. She's friends with several state and federal judges who intercede on her behalf. He's forced to let her go. Thinking she'll leave town as soon as she's released, he checks her out of her cheap motel room. But she has no intention of leaving. Ali's staking out the truck stop too. Looking for the man who picked up a 13-year-old runaway named Peeky, there a week ago. The girl attended a teen drop-in program at Ali's library and she's not leaving until she finds her. There's a rodeo in town and her room's already been rented out. In fact, there are no rooms to be found anywhere in the area for the next several days. Ali's temporarily homeless and its all Zac's fault! There's only one thing to do…she'll just have to move in with the sheriff until she can find another place to stay. Zac thinks his houseguest is a foul-mouthed, ill-tempered hellion. She thinks he's an interfering, arrogant bully. But when they work together to investigate a case of kidnapping, human trafficking, and murder...sparks begin to fly. Is this any way to start a romance?
Poisoned Primrose
Will Motts survive the onslaught of murderously bad luck? Can she solve the mystery before it all spins out of control and off a cliff?
Last Chance Beach: Summer's End
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