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Must Have Faith
by Deborah Garland | Interview

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Q: MUST HAVE FAITH is book #2 of the Darling Cove Series. Where did you get your inspiration for this series? How are the books tied together?

I hadn't set out to write a series. I wrote, Must Love Fashion, but at the time it was called, Wishing on Italian Stars. I had all the ingredients for a series in that first book; a small town and a close-knit family but I hadn't intended for them to have their own books. I'm a member of the Long Island Romance Writers, and an editor was coming to one of our meetings to coach us how to pitch a series....

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Batiste
by Victoria Danann | Interview
Dangerous
by Tory Richards | Interview
Murder Notes
by Lisa Renee Jones | Interview
It's Complicated
by Nikki Prince | Interview

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Liam & Charlie - Close Proximity 3 Liam is done with love, but his daughter Portia has other plans. When he arrives to pick her up from college, she sets him up with her friend Charlie, and merrily heads off to her internship without them. Liam is left with an uncomfortable hard-on for Portia's bestie, and a long drive to Vegas with a guy too young to know what to do with a guy Liam's age. Charlie thought he liked girls. More specifically, he thought he liked Portia, but when her dad offers him a ride home after graduation, he suddenly, shockingly realizes that he doesn't like women at all. He likes Liam, and he wants to hook up as soon as possible, and maybe not ever let go. So, when Liam makes an offer he can't refuse, what's he supposed to do? Say no to the hottest person he's ever met?
Forest Girl (a Story Of Love, Soulmates And An Arranged Marriage)
Esi Afriyie has been in love with Michael Yaw Badu since childhood. When he receives a scholarship to study in America, all hope seems lost ... until he returns to Ghana ten years later. An arranged marriage contracted by their families makes her dreams come true, but does the reality of being Mrs. Michael Badu live up to the fantasy? Michael may have married Esi, but he is in love with someone else—Forest Girl, a mystery woman he encountered just once in the forest. His heart belongs to her, and he doesn't need his beautiful wife awakening his carnal desires. He is even willing to sacrifice his marriage for another encounter with Forest Girl. Reality is not what either Esi or Michael imagined. Esi is disillusioned; Michael feels trapped. Will Michael give in and allow his heart to discover a love that was always meant to be, before it's too late?
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BOOK REVIEWS
What I've Done
| Contemporary Romance

Melinda Leigh's Morgan Dane juggernaut of a series goes on strong with no sign of abating and I for one, am glad for it. With little of the unnecessary (and sometimes over-exggerated) drama as her stalwart, arse-kicking protagonists who go from strength...

Protected: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella
| Romantic Suspense/Mystery

When Geneva Harris broke things off with Wade Rycroft back in high school, he left the ranch for the Army and didn't look back. Now a McKay-Taggart operative, when he comes home to attend his brother's wedding and finds out the town has alienated his...

Counterpoint
| LGBTQ

I've always been intrigued by Dom Bradley, or at least, with the sexy but untouchable stage persona he assumes that has helped become a weapon against his shyness when performing. And it was more than an inkling that COUNTERPOINT would be a book that...

Undercover: City of Seduction
| Erotic Romance

UNDERCOVER: CITY OF SEDUCTION by Vivien Clark is the beginning of a romantic suspense series, I assume, because it is not described as such, but it leaves you on a huge cliff-hanger. FBI Agent Tess Flynn is on an undercover assignment in her hometown...

Moonlight Sins
| Contemporary Romance

When his father was found hanging in his own office, Lucian de Vincent and his family come under suspicion. After all, none of them could be accused of actually being upset that the old man was gone. It couldn't have come at a worse time, however, as...

Under Control
| Contemporary Romance

Just his luck. Firefighter Derek Gilman gets stranded with a hot woman in an elevator...and didn't get her digits. But with two kids to think about, he doubts Olivia McGovern is the type of woman who wants baggage in her relationship anyway. She's both...

Wings on Fire: Complete Collection
| Contemporary Romance

WINGS ON FIRE is the complete collection of three novellas, telling the story about a guardian Angel, Daniel, and his accident-prone charge, Kerry. It starts off with her in hospital, and Daniel lamenting to himself that he hasn't done a good job of keeping...

Not So Human
| Contemporary Romance

Sabrina is a young, average American woman who is bored at her job, recently broken up with her boyfriend (well, he left), and lives with her bestie. When the story opens, she's on the worst date of her life. Okay, she hasn't had much of a chance to go...

Escaping Exile
| LGBTQ

ESCAPING EXILE is the first story in a planned trilogy. In this excerpt, we are introduced to Andrew and Edmund. Andrew is a vampire in exile on a tropical island, whereas Edmund is a shipwrecked naturalist. We find out more about Andrew's life in a series...

Strictly Confidential
| Erotic Romance

Conferences are so boring, but when Kennedy Keller meets Matthew Hamilton, things start to look up. Thrilled with a night of hot power exchanges and anonymous sex, Kennedy finds herself wishing she'd have gotten Matt's number, because she sure can't get...

Bedfellows
| Contemporary Romance

When Adrienne rear-ended Sullivan, she had no clue how that one moment would change her life. Adrienne quickly finds out that Sullivan and his BFF Will share everything, including women. Hesitant at first, the sexy men convince her to give them a chance...

Mafia Princess
| Erotic Romance

I chose to read this book as mafia romances fascinate me. I love the fictional world of the organization and enjoy seeing the big bad men of the mafia brought to their knees by love. So I could not wait to read this book. The story began on a strong...

The Cabin (Close Proximity #2)
| LGBTQ

THE CABIN is the second book in the Close Proximity series, and we meet Flynn who has just been jilted at the altar, and Beau, an artist from LA with a reservation gone wrong. Flynn offers his couch for the night, due to the weather conditions and the...

Seaborn
| Paranormal Romance

SEABORN is the first in a new series, loosely linked to another series by the same author. In this story, we meet Charlie, or Lottie as she is known at that time. She is running for her life, away from an abusive ex. It is told in enough detail that your...

Spirit Shattered
| Paranormal Romance

SPIRIT SHATTERED is the fourth book in The Guardians series. I have read book 1, Spirit Fall, but not books 2 and 3. I would say you don't HAVE to read them all, as the stories pretty much standalone. However, if you want more background snippets that...

Love Machine
| Contemporary Romance

After Keaton Henley sucks, badly and literally, at a bachelorette party, it's time to drunkly re-evaluate her life. Asking her BFF Slate Cruz to help her be a better lover is the greatest idea...until she's sober and realizes what she's done. But regrets?...

The Elevator (Close Proximity #1)
| LGBTQ

Adrian and Mr. Greyson Lee seem to have nothing in common, until a brownout left them stuck in an elevator. The forced proximity of the situation makes them realizes they might have been what the other has been needing. But when the power is up again...

Star Brides: The Meat Market
| Erotic Romance

THE MEAT MARKET is the second book in the Star Brides series, but can be read as a standalone. It is actually a bit of a misnomer. I thought we would start off by 'seeing' the Meat Market, but no. Instead, we dive right into the story and only learn about...

The Recruit
| LGBTQ

The line between life and death can be very thin when the decision is in the hands of a creature seeking for new recruits to serve its purpose. Albert is leading an organized group of vampires who are carefully looking for new people to join them. Filling...

The Elevator (Close Proximity #1)
| LGBTQ

THE ELEVATOR is the first in the Close Proximity series, which from the looks of this book, is going to be short and steamy reads! Adrian is a self-proclaimed geek, and works hard for a company that doesn't really appear to deserve him. Greyson is...

Almost Gothic
| Erotic Romance

Trusty Rusty comes with a dark unexpected past. He's the sweet and quiet secondary character in this series. Finally getting his and Eliza's story is a treat. I particularly enjoy femdom and this one is so good. For those who have not read other books...

Edge Jump
| LGBTQ

EDGE JUMP starts off with the death of Brett's sister, who is also Rylan's skating partner. The police are treating it as an attempted mugging. Brett wants answers and hopes Rylan can provide at least some of them. When they meet up with each other again,...

Double or Nothing
| LGBTQ

The way this pair of authors manage action is outstanding. I was unable to stop reading and I simply couldn't read fast enough. From the start to the end, DOUBLE OR NOTHING was an amazing experience. A perfect mix of action and love. Rich is part of...

Haka Ever After
| LGBTQ

HAKA EVER AFTER is the final book in the Sin Bin series, and it goes out on a high. Taine wants to marry Freddie more than anything. He is even prepared to brave Freddie's fathers, which trust me, is a big thing. Read their full story. You'll see what...

Soul Infection
| LGBTQ

A new series with questionable magic and magicians, the Scholomance school of magic shows up again. For readers who have read Black Cat Security, they may remember this magic school which is not as nice Hogswart and not for children. Tristan Todorov is...

Torment
| Erotic Romance

TORMENT takes dark and twisted to a whole new level, and the intensity level is off the charts. The story picks up where Regret left off, and I mean that literally. From the first sentence, we're right in the middle of the jaw-dropping cliffy from the...

Breaking The Rules
| Erotic Romance

Travis Holt has been busy recovering from a UFC injury and is now ready to grab the title. His focus is on his busy gym and getting back into fighting shape. He's got plenty of rules to follow. In BREAKING THE RULES, author Ember Leigh adds temptation...

Ruthless
| Erotic Romance

Wow, this was an amazing story. I really enjoyed the interplay between the present and the past, giving us greater insight into both Rebel and Ginger. As MC stories go, this one was well-crafted and highly enjoyable. The premise as to how the couple first...

Regret
| Erotic Romance

Holy Moly! REGRET pulls out all the feels from the very beginning. I expected the story to be dark, but it's also incredibly intense from the heartbreaking prologue to the very last page. I don't think Bella J has left an emotion out of this one and...

Gabe's Revenge
| Erotic Romance

GABE'S REVENGE is the second book in the McLeod Security series, and to be honest, I was confused for 90% of the book where McLeod Security actually fell in this story, although it all became clear. Lissa is the daughter of Andrini, a small time crook...

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Suzy Shearer
Western Sydney, Australia

Renaissance woman, best-selling and Award winning author Suzy Shearer writes contemporary and paranormal erotic romances filled with mature and interesting characters. Her books always feature older heroes and heroines; ranging from mid 40s to 60s. The...

Ann Omasta
USA

Ann Omasta is a USA Today bestselling author. Ann's Top Ten list of likes, dislikes, and oddities: 1. I despise whipped cream. There, I admitted it in writing. Let the ridiculing begin. 2. Even though I have lived as far south as Key Largo, Florida,...

Nicole Hurley-Moore
Victoria, Australia

Hi, I'm Nicole. I live in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia. I write historical, fantasy and contemporary romances.

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Berkshire, UK

Born and raised in Sussex, UK near the Ashdown Forest where she grew up climbing trees and building Lego towns with her younger brother. Sarah fell in love with novels when she was a teenager reading her aunt's historical regency romances. She's always...

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Bestselling author Joe Cosentino won Divine Magazine's awards for best mystery novel, best humorous novel, and best contemporary novel of 2015. He is the author of the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, and China Doll and the...

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Twenty-three year old, Amari Hawke, is thrust into the world of two-soul shifters when she is injured and kidnapped by trackers outside the veil, beyond the safety of her homeland. Unable to remember her past, she trusts no one and relies on instinct to survive. As her awakening approaches, the first time she will transition into her animal, she must evade rogue shifters trying to capture her. Now free from the King's Army, powerful dragon lord, Jaxon Blackthorn, seeks a peaceful life. Intent on building his lands into a viable plantation, away from war and bloodshed, he is reluctantly pulled back into the fight when he defends the mysterious shifter with no past against an unseen enemy. As evil threatens to destroy the entire realm, can the battle-hardened warrior and coming-of-age noblewoman accept their differences to forge an alliance that will ultimately unite the shifter nations?
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For uptight veterinarian Nicole Caruso, a fortuneteller's prediction, a vial of gold liquid, a handsome man with secrets and some very strange happenings prove there's no escaping the magic of love. Previously published by Boroughs Publishing Group. This is a 14,000 word short story.
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From Samantha Towle, New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Hollywood and Ruin, comes a new powerful, passionate and dramatic contemporary romance. "With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select…" It's been three years since quarterback Ares Kincaid's NFL dream came true, and he's living the high life. The days of cleaning up after his drunk of a father are long gone, and he has no intention of going back. A car crash and DUI charge meant a lengthy stint in rehab for Arianna Petrelli, and her dream of being a professional artist slips further away when she's sacked from her position at a gallery. Her need for a job stronger even than her dislike of football, Ari goes to work for her father, the head coach of the New York Giants. Ares hates alcoholics, which is fine with Ari because she thinks he's a brainless jock. Yet when Ares rescues Ari from a situation with her ex-boyfriend, an unlikely friendship begins – one that quickly becomes more. But messing around with the coach's daughter can only lead to one thing…trouble. 'A moving and fan-yourself-worthy love story' USA Today's Happy Ever After on Ruin
The Viking's Captive
After her village is raided by Vikings and she is carried off and taken as a slave by one of the marauding Norseman, twenty-one-year-old Duna learns the hard way that her best attempts at defiance will merely earn her a painful, humiliating spanking. More shameful still is the inspection of her naked, helplessly aroused body which follows the strict chastisement. Though he does not hesitate to punish his new slave's bottom both inside and out when her behaviour warrants it, Halvor cannot deny the effect Duna's innocence and beauty have on him, and before long he has decided to make her his wife and claim her virgin body properly. But when a man from her village tracks her down, will Duna choose to stay by Halvor's side?
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Short Stories Rock And Giveaway
Are you a short story reader? Then you'll like the new Facebook page, Short Stories Rock, where you will discover new authors. I've written around 35 short stories. Eleven very shorts are in my new book, Just Desserts...and Other Stories. Clean and wholesome, sweet meets set in small-town Sommerville where there's fun and forever possibilities. Visit the page and comment for the giveaway!
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COMPLETE REVERSE HAREM SERIES AVAILABLE - FREE on KU. One girl. Five men. A deserted paradise island. What would you do? Olivia Bailey is up for The Challenge. Why the heck wouldn't she be? With mariner qualifications piled high, engineering experience to rival someone twice her age, she's ready to take on the mighty Pacific Ocean and win. But what about her fellow crew? Five guys, four nationalities. A billionaire's heir who likes to take charge in every aspect of life, an outback expert with a heart-stopping smile, a Spanish chef with mouthwatering moves and sexy twins who reveal themselves slowly, until it matters, then they act fast. An adventure was what Olivia wanted, it's certainly what she gets. Because things at sea happen in a heartbeat, friendships grow, tempers heat and desire flares. But what about when it all upends? When the unexpected happens? Will they pull together, or will fear drag the crew of Temptress apart? THE CHALLENGE, by award winning author Lily Harlem, is a reverse harem series best read in order and intended for mature readers. The series is complete and available on Amazon and KU.
His Vampire Harem
He's special. He just doesn't know it yet. Darius Linnet has it all. He's a top male model, he's traveled the world, and everyone wants to either be him or be with him. But would they really want to walk in his shoes? Because when emotions consume him, heated sparks fly. When he sleeps, his dreams take on an other-worldly twist. And his perfect body--sometimes it doesn't even feel like his own. Until, that is, he meets a group of sexy, mysterious men who claim they've been searching for him for centuries. He's their savior, apparently, the key to their release from eternal damnation. They love him and they want to show him the pleasure he's been denying himself. There's only one problem: Darius's demon father has other ideas.
Prequel To The Knights Of Honor Series Only 99 Cents
When Elia de Montfort meets Ferand de Montfort, sparks fly! Will Elia choose family--or love? Read this exciting prequel to the Knights of Honor series for only 99 cents--or for free in KU! 1321 A.D. – After her brother's death at the Battle of Bannockburn, Elia de Wolfe is sent to the royal court to serve as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Isabella. The granddaughter of Patrick de Wolfe, known as Nighthawk, and great-granddaughter of William de Wolfe, the Wolfe of the North, Elia is fiercely proud of her heritage and yearns to return to her home after years of fostering with the queen. When she learns her father is determined to keep her far from the border troubles with Scotland, Elia makes plans to return home. Ferand de Montfort lost his young wife and son in childbirth and seeks a new bride—this time, one of his own choosing. He travels to London and is captivated by Elia de Wolfe, a spirited and intelligent woman. Elia convinces Ferand to escort her home, understanding she will be in his debt. Ferand hopes collecting that debt will include making Elia his wife. Elia's increasing reluctance to reach home springs from her growing attraction to Ferand. She is torn between remaining loyal to her family and losing her opportunity for true love. Join Ferand and Elia on their journey across England as they find love and unite two great English families, the de Montforts and de Wolfes, in this exciting prequel to The Knights of Honor medieval romance series.
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Preorder the newest Knights of Honor medieval romance for only 99 cents! 1388 A.D. – Lord Tristan Therolde is a broken man who has closed himself off from all feelings. He is working to rebuild Leventhorpe, his estate, and wants to find his sister a husband. Tristan travels to Sandbourne, which boasts of having the best horses in all of England, hoping to add to his livestock and breed horses. When he arrives, he meets a most unusual woman and fights his attraction to her. Nan de Montfort may not be accomplished in womanly arts, but she can do anything a man can—especially when it comes to archery. Skilled with both a crossbow and longbow, Nan is training her cousin's soldiers in warfare when a handsome nobleman arrives and catches her interest like no man has before. Nan comes from a family where everyone marries for love and is bitterly disappointed when she discovers Tristan denies that love even exists. She rejects his offer of marriage because she refuses to compromise and settle for less than she deserves, leaving both of them heartbroken. When Tristan discovers Nan's life is in danger, he rides to her rescue and realizes the spirited beauty was right all along—that love is real and lasting—but will he be able to share his discovery with Nan? Join Nan and Tristan as they fight against impossible odds to come together and unite in both trust and love. Each book in the Knights of Honor series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Word of Honor Book #2 Marked by Honor Book #3 Code of Honor Book #4 Journey to Honor Book #5 Heart of Honor Book #6 Bold in Honor Book #7 Love and Honor Book #8 Gift of Honor Book #9 Path to Honor
Retribution...who Would You Kill To Escape Your Past?
A gripping romantic suspense of betrayal, hope and love by Diane Demetre "A great book that keeps you enthralled to the final page." "Fast paced, lots of suspense and surprising twists." "Gut-wrenching, with a love that eclipses them all." Jessie Hilton is tough. Since the age of fifteen, she has dreamed of being a principal dancer with the Australian Ballet Company. Now at twenty-four, she stands on the brink of fulfilling her dream unaware of a secret buried deep within her. Ex-military officer, Brad Jordan is rebuilding his life with the help of his boisterous Border collie, Whiskey. After helping Jessie out of a tight spot, he discovers a kindred spirit in the ambitious ballerina. But with the sudden attention of an unwanted admirer, Jessie's life begins to spin out of control. Called back to her family home in country New South Wales due to her father's unforeseen illness, she is torn between career and family. As her dream of being principal dancer fades, her stalker edges ever closer. But there is more to overcome than a lurking psychopath. Can Jessie and Brad confront their own demons and escape the past? Award winning author, Diane Demetre writes genre-busting stories which delve deep into the human psyche, and Retribution is no exception. Winner of Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Pro Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript, Retribution is her first romantic suspense. If you love a cast of complex characters, a slow simmering romance and an intriguing plot, don't miss this page-turning romantic suspense with a twist.
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