The Pirate's Jewel
by Ruth A. Casie | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for THE PIRATE'S JEWEL?

Have you ever read a book with secondary characters that scream for a story of their own? Or better yet, characters you want to know more about. Wesley Reynolds and Darla Maxwell, the central characters of The Pirate's Jewel are the parents of Lisbeth Reynolds, the heroine in my story, The Guardian's Witch. They have a small part in the story and begged for one of their own.

Q: I understand it's set in the world of the series Pirates of Britannia. What's...

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The Highland Renegade
by Amy Jarecki | Interview


Distant Mountains (settlers Book 2)
Even in the prospering colony of New South Wales, it would be far-fetched to think a convicted man could consider marrying the daughter of a wealthy property owner. But Remy has larger problems to contend with than Sara's bigoted father. Forced to leave the woman he loves behind, Remy faces overwhelming odds and an ordeal that threatens to strip him of everything; his pride, his strength, his health—even his life. Sara has many struggles of her own and when Remy finally thinks he has a future with Sara within his grasp, he is sent to a place where pain and suffering are everyday occurrences. Will the lovers ever find true happiness?
Blind Sensations
Re-release! "When you are ready; when you are fully prepared, I will give you exactly what you want. I will bring you to the height of passion over and over again with my hands and my lips. I will kiss, suck, and caress each and every inch of your luscious body. And then, when you are at that peak, I will drive into you and send you soaring over the edge." If you received an anonymous invitation from a mysterious stranger for sensual lessons, would you accept? What if said lessons were to be conducted while you were wearing a blindfold and you were to never lay eyes upon the mystery teacher? Would you then? That is the question Samantha must answer. Samantha, a successful and driven career girl, has decided enough is enough. After a series of horrible blind dates in which the men were either too young, too old, or just plain too self-centered, she has called an end to her dating life and decides to remain single for the rest of her days. That is until she receives an enticing invitation, via email, from an anonymous sender for passionate, sensual lessons on the five senses: Sight; Taste; Touch; Smell; Hearing. He promises to teach her of her own deepest, darkest desires and cravings. The only caveat: She must wear a blindfold during each lesson, and he will always remain anonymous throughout all their passionate lessons, and they will have to say good-bye at the completion of the final lesson. Thrown into the mix are hot office co-workers, to whom she is physically attracted to. Will Samantha accept the invitation that promises her more pleasurable, sensual bedroom experiences in her future?
Challenging Mountains (settlers Book 3)
ORDER NOW for July 3rd release: By 1840 the colony of New South Wales was expanding. Transportation of convicts to the east coast ended, and many free squatters set out to settle on lands to the south. In 1836, the Government in London authorised Governor Bourke to establish a settlement in The Port Philip District of New South Wales, and an Association was formed to make the district a separate colony. Timothy, Tiger and Bella Carstairs eldest son has turned 21. Bored with his Government job and intent on seeking adventure and a new life away from Sydney, Tim decides to journey south in an endeavour to find this adventure, accompanied by his Uncle Carlos. Where else to find it, but in a newly formed settlement. In the 1840s the road south might not be as hazardous as the one across the mountains travelled by his parents when he was a child, but the month long journey overland holds many dangers and challenges to be faced. Escaped and ex-convicts seek the easy life by forming gangs to take what they can where they can. Forced to fight off the intruders who take claim to the land they have cared for over many, many generations, the Indigenous people are faced with many trials and battles of their own. Not the least of Tim's personal challenges is a young headstrong woman who, uninvited, takes it upon herself to join him on his travels. When they reach their destination, their troubles have only just begun.
Mystic Mountains (settlers Book 1)
In the early 1800s the penal colony of Botany Bay was an unforgiving and harsh place. Isabella O'Shea is transported to New South Wales for wounding a member of the British aristocracy who raped her, so it is understandable that she loathes members of the upper class and the system that punished her; sentenced her to seven years transportation. Tiger Carstairs is rich, ambitious and English-so is it any wonder she is determined to hate her new master. Tiger dreams of making a new life beyond the aptly named Blue Mountains, so called because of the perpetual haze of blue surrounding them. Mystic Mountains is a story of courage and persistence-traits that were essential for the settlers who carved out a new life in a raw land where suffering and heartbreak were commonplace. Isabella and Tiger face tragedy and many hardships in their quest for a new life in this untamed land.

Hypnotizing Beat (Discord's Desire #2)
| Paranormal Romance

HYPNOTIZING BEAT is the second book in the Discord's Desire series, and we reunite with our notorious rockers. We find out that Kieran and Liz are blissfully happy still, but Trev is edging closer to the edge with every sleepless night. Of course, the...

TORCH (a gargoyle shifter / werewolf romance)
| Paranormal Romance

A well delivered story, TORCH is book 9 in the Underground Encounters series by Lisa Carlisle. Mattias and Rachel are well-suited, wonderful characters and joined by an engaging support cast that made for an enticing read.

The MacInnes Affair
| Paranormal Romance

THE MacINNES AFFAIR by Blair McDowell is a contemporary romance intertwined with a historical romance with a mystery subplot. The present MacInnes and Glendenning investigate a mystery and the history tied to their MacInnes and Glendenning 19th century...

The Art of French Kissing
| Contemporary Romance

The blurb got me interested--two rival teens in a cooking competition? Sounds fun. The banter between Carter and Reid certainly was, the mean tricks they played on each other certainly typical of immature teens, and it was interesting to read about a...

Betraying the Billionaire
| Contemporary Romance

I love BETRAYING THE BILLIONAIRE! We see a heroine who came into her own, who changed the way she saw herself by the end, and the romance was absolutely romantic! Julian was to-die-for. He's so sweet and thoughtful and protective, and it was a joy to...

INFLAME (a gargoyle shifter and witch romance)
| Paranormal Romance

INFLAME is the first book I have read by Lisa Carlisle. I enjoyed the interaction and growth of the character, as well as the well paced, engaging story. I will go back and read other stories in this series and look forward to Mattias's story.

Kissing Ezra Holtz (and Other Things I Did for Science)
| Contemporary Romance

The title and the blurb were what got me to request this for review. I thought this would be a fun read, especially since the two protagonists didn't like each other. What I got was an angst-ridden read with a heroine who's got a lot of baggage. And I'm...

Her Deadly Secrets
| Romantic Suspense/Mystery

HER DEADLY SECRETS is the murder mystery aficionado's sort of read--and a little different in than the usual Laura Griffin Tracers style--as PI Kira Vance finds herself somewhat over her head investigating an associate's murder and the hot-shot lawyer...

The Boyfriend Bid
| Contemporary Romance

I enjoyed the author's previous story, The Girlfriend Request, and decided to take a chance on this one. Sadly, it didn't live up to its predecessor. While all the elements of the story are there, I didn't feel it. The story felt like it had merely gone...

Kings Rising

KINGS RISING left my head spinning and it is a thrilling conclusion to the series really, as C.S Pacat pushes the envelope with court machinations, battle strategies (on and off field). Or rather, it's akin to following a game of chess as the pieces are...

Arctic Wild

ARCTIC WILD is the second book in the Frozen Hearts series, and I am happy to report that Griffin and River make a cameo appearance. This book is all about Reuben and Toby though. Reuben goes on the trip initially to prove to his friend that he will,...

Top Secret

In a rivals-to-lovers frat house story, Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen head straight into M/M territory after Him and Us (one of my first few and most memorable stories) once again and I'd be lying to say that I wasn't excited about this rushed announcement...

Saved Between the Sheets
| Erotic Romance

SAVED BETWEEN THE SHEETS is a collection of stories, all revolving around the world of Superheroes. Some are 'for real', whilst others aren't--one involves a costume of someone going to a KinkCon. Whether it is Reverse Harem, or BDSM, or just plain...

| Contemporary Romance

BEWITCHED is the first book in the Fated series, and we start off with the youngest sister who knows nothing about who she is. Kaida is searching for her family. She has always known she was adopted, and her search has landed her on Six Fates Island....

Captive Prince

When I finally got my claws embedded in CAPTIVE PRINCE, I hadn't expected that it would have taken me a few years to read after C.S. Pacat's name spread like wildfire. But better late than never and as good books are, they reel you in, sink deep into...

A Chip and a Chair

The final instalment of the Seven of Spades series remain as full of action and love as its companions. It was an absolute thrill. High on action and mystery, it was a perfect final chapter for this amazing series. While Levi and Dominic are trying...

Red, White & Royal Blue

RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE is an indulgent afternoon fix, really, but so unique in its application of the British royals and American 'royalty' in romantic fiction. Enemies-to-lovers, diversity in politics (or diversity full-stop), bisexuality, blended-families...

The Alpha Wolf's Mate
| Erotic Romance

THE ALPHA WOLF'S MATE appears to be a standalone, although it could quite easily be turned into a series, as there are a number of characters I want to hear more about. Serena is heading towards her new job when her car breaks down... at night... on...


I think Anna Zabo goes where not many mainstream authors tread, where sexuality (and what it means) is put to the forefront of the Twisted Wishes series. REVERB on the surface might seem like an M/F book as opposed to the first to M/M ones, but I've always...

Heat Stroke

Three lifeguard brothers, 3 different stories, all long beach-centric. I've not read the first book but I'm eternally grateful that Tessa Bailey has done something different with Jamie's story, and seeing how seldom she ventures into M/M territory just...

The Serpent's Kiss

THE SERPENT'S KISS is the seventh book in the Scandalous Seductions series, although I haven't read any of the previous books. Bella is going back home, accompanied by Lord Pennerly, to be a godmother for her deceased friend's daughter. Lucerne, a...

Good With His Hands
| Erotic Romance

GOOD WITH HIS HANDS is a quick read, centering around an unexpected encounter in the wilderness. The story is charming with likeable characters and a cute, sexy storyline.

Play It Again

PLAY IT AGAIN is a charming romance between a blind youtuber and an Irish gamer. The long distance between them and the fact that they don't know each other in person, isn't an impediment for them to fall madly in love for each other. Dovid is a youtuber...

A Werewolf State of Mind
| Erotic Romance

A psychiatrist and a patient that are more than you can see. A WEREWOLF STATE OF MIND has delightful characters with great interaction. I enjoyed this story. The characters' openness and romantic development were well delivered, leaving me wanting...

| Erotic Romance

Skye Warren's daring forbidden themes have been my catnip for a while and I jumped on OVERTURE for this very reason. A warning caveat about the edginess of this story: Ms. Warren respects the consensual age limit, though the age-gap between guardian and...

| Erotic Romance

OVERTURE, the premier novel in Skye Warren's North Security series, captivates with complex characters and taboo eroticism. Ms. Warren combines the worlds of classical musicians and ex-military mercenaries to create a seductive story that is as suspenseful...

Notorious in a Kilt
| Erotic Romance

NOTORIOUS IN A KILT (Hot Scots #5) by Anna Durand is a smokin' hot contemporary second chance romance. This entire series of sexy Scottish brothers and cousins is easy to read and entertaining. Each book can be read as a standalone although it was fun...

Wicked Chemistry
| Erotic Romance

Eden Margaret Fijalkowski has always been the good girl. Not one to (generally) break the rules, when she moves to Texas to take a full-time job teaching high school sciences, she suddenly finds herself willing to break all the rules. Mason (Mace)...

Year of the Demon
| Erotic Romance

YEAR OF THE DEMON by Tara Fox Hall picks up almost where A GOOD YEAR leaves off and we are back in the lives of Debbie and her demon lover, Shaker, who is in the body of action star, Jett Black. Are you with me? Sounds a bit like a soap opera, which fits...

| Erotic Romance

Losing her family at a young age, violin prodigy Samantha Brooks, is taken in by Liam North, head of North Security. As Samantha's skills as a violinist increase, so does her infatuation with Liam, which grows during their six years together. But there...

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San Francisco

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Catherine Castle
Ohio, USA

Catherine Castle is a multi-award winning romance author. Before becoming a sweet and inspirational romance author she was a freelance writer whose non-fiction work, for children and adults, appeared in the secular and Christian markets.

Susan B. James
Los Angeles, CA

Susan writes second chance romances with a touch of magic as Susan B. James and children's books as Susan J. Berger. She writes older heroines because she is chronologically gifted and enjoys creating characters who remember that change is only on the...

Laura A. Barnes
Iowa, USA

I am the author of The Romancing the Spies Series. When I am not writing, I am spending time with my family. I love reading books on lazy afternoons and late into the night. Anytime really. Married twenty-eight years to the love of my life, and we have...

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Award-winning author and editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with husband Mike McPhail and friend Greg Schauer to form her own publishing house,...

Dorothy Wiley
Central Texas, USA

Amazon bestselling novelist Dorothy Wiley is an award-winning, multi-published author of Historical Romance and Western Romance. Her first two series, the American Wilderness and Wilderness Hearts Series, are set on the American frontier when Kentucky...

Cafinated Reads
North Carolina, USA

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Sarah Hearts Books

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Nikki Prince

I am a mother of two children both still school age. My passion for reading romance began at the young age of 11. So I have been reading romance books for 30 years. I am a lover of chatting and making friends, writing, reading, cooking, gaming and a...

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I have read books for as long as I can remember. I have been an active member of the Goodreads community since June 2011 and have reviewed everything that I have read there. I have had my own book blog since Feb 2013 but started out co-blogging in Sept...





Redeemed - Save 30% On Purchase Until July 14th.
When you buy Redeemed from eXtasy Books, you save 30% off the original price. A single woman battles to keep her foster child from his newly paroled father—a dangerous man she used to love. Bridget Matawapit is an Indigenous activist, daughter of a Catholic deacon, and foster mother to Kyle, the son of an Ojibway father—the ex-fiancé she kicked to the curb after he chose alcohol over her love. With Adam out on parole and back in Thunder Bay, she is determined to stop him from obtaining custody of Kyle. Adam Guimond is a recovering alcoholic and ex-gangbanger newly paroled. Through counseling, reconnecting with his Ojibway culture and twelve-step meetings while in prison, Adam now understands he's worthy of the love that frightened him enough to pick up the bottle he'd previously corked. He can't escape the damage he caused so many others, but he longs to rise like a true warrior in the pursuit of forgiveness and a second chance. There's nothing he isn't willing to do to win back his son—and Bridget. When an old cell mate's daughter dies under mysterious circumstances in foster care, Adam begs Bridget to help him uncover the truth. Bound to the plight of the Indigenous children in care, Bridget agrees. But putting herself in contact with Adam threatens to resurrect her long-buried feelings for him, and even worse, she risks losing care of Kyle, by falling for a man who might destroy her faith in love completely this time.
Vasquez And James, Vol 1—new Edition!
*When badass meets artist, sparks and bullets fly. Blazing romance, chilling suspense, enduring love...* First 3-book volume releases June 28, 2019. (Preorder now.) 15% discount at the Changeling Press website. *This is the same 5-star series so loved by readers and reviewers in the first edition, and it's come back!* "I can't help but be repetitive when talking Luki and Sonny...but, I. Love. These. Guys. And, there is just something so special about the way Lou writes them. They are different than any other characters I have read - in the best possible way." ~~Jules at The Novel Approach. Loving Luki Vasquez: Renowned but reclusive weaver Sonny Bly James masters color, texture, and shape in his tapestries, but when he meets Luki Vasquez, an ex-ATF agent and all-around badass, his heart and desire spin out of control. The heat between them won't be denied. United by danger, can Sonny and Luki put fear and anger aside, and fight together to save Sonny's nephew and their own lives? Delsyn's Blues: Devastated by loss, Sonny James listens to a voice singing the blues from beyond the grave. Convinced he's failed in an all-important life task, he tries to shut out Luki Vasquez and love just when he needs him the most. But when Luki finally breaks through Sonny's fortress of grief, it's just in time for the newly reunited couple to face a new, violent, escalating danger. Finding Jackie: When Sonny James asked Luki Vasquez to marry him, Luki's "yes" was accompanied by a request -- a wedding in Hawaii. Months and many trials later, their hilltop island ceremony is poignant and funny, and every bit as beautiful as they'd hoped. The honeymoon is all sex, surfing, and sunshine… until Luki's sixteen-year-old nephew is kidnapped by a sadistic killer. When it all comes to an ultimate showdown with evil, it's not only love at stake, but their lives.
Sunset At Pencarrow—summer Love In New Zealand
Summer is a great time for a sweet hot romance! Sunset at Pencarrow delivers that in a New Zealand 'weekend road trip' Love story. ""A great story set in an authentic N.Z. background... This is a great read and i thoroughly recommend it to anyone who love romantic settings and a compelling story." ~~Brucey, in a review on Amazon. Kiwi Nathaniel Dunn is in a fighting mood, but how does a man fight Wellington's famous fog? In the last year, Nate's lost his longtime lover to boredom and his ten-year job to the economy. Now he's found a golden opportunity for employment where he can even use his artistic talent, but to get the job, he has to get to Christchurch today. Heavy fog means no flight, and the ticket agent is ignoring him to fawn over a beautiful but annoying, overly polite American man. Rusty Beaumont can deal with a canceled flight, but the pushy Kiwi at the ticket counter is making it difficult for him to stay cool. The guy rubs him all the wrong ways despite his sexy working-man look, which Rusty notices even though he's not looking for a man to replace the fiancé who died two years ago. Yet when they're forced to share a table at the crowded airport café, Nate reveals the kind heart behind his grumpy façade. An earthquake, sex in the bush, and visits from Nate's belligerent ex turn a day of sightseeing into a slippery slope that just might land them in love. World of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe.
Destiny waits for no one....
New Regency Series Preorder - Only 99 Cents!
A woman whose reputation was destroyed. A powerful earl who longs for children. Can they ignore the raging gossip and find happiness together? Book 1 in "The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle" series is now available for preorder (and is also in Kindle Unlimited). Release date is July 25. Lady Diana de Wolfe's curiosity about kissing led to her ruin before she ever made her come-out in London. Banished from her home by a furious, disappointed father, Diana gives birth out of wedlock to twins and supports her family without help until her parents' deaths. Her brother, the new Earl of Reston, welcomes her back into the family fold and takes Diana to London, hoping she can make a match—and demanding she keep silent about her children until she's lands a husband. Oliver Ward, Earl of Merrifield, raised his siblings after his father's tragic death and his mother's subsequent madness. With his brother at university and his sister making her come-out, Oliver is ready to find a wife and start a family of his own. His good friend, Lady Merrick, whom he almost wed, promises to help him find the right woman. Meeting shortly before the London Season begins, Oliver is drawn to Diana's spirit and beauty. Her attraction for him only grows when he learns about her precocious twins and he is determined to make her his. Will the rumors regarding Diana's past mistakes doom this couple in society's eyes—or can love overcome gossip and save them both? *Diana occurs after the events written about in Alexa Aston's bestselling St. Clairs Trilogy—Devoted to the Duke, Midnight with the Marquess, and Embraced by the Earl—and is a part of the De Wolfe Pack Connected World. The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle Book 1 - Diana Book 2 - Derek Book 3 - Thea
Forged In Flood
When one drunken night forever scars three best friends, will they ever find a way to pick up the pieces?
The Amethyst Code
Security Analyst, Simon Hawke, suspects a highly classified program he developed has been used to breach world banks and military databases. If so, the hacker holds the power to wreak havoc on a global scale. Simon and his Special Ops colleagues attend a top-secret cyber fraud summit in an attempt to unmask their cunning adversary. What he finds is an enchantress with an armory of weapons he hadn't bargained on. Robotics engineer, Darius Cortez, is searching for the truth behind her father's death. When an ally points her to Simon Hawke, she's plunged into the unfamiliar world of intrigue, espionage and danger. He is the brilliant student her father mentored and invited into their home, the computer nerd who crushed her heart. In an attempt to outwit the enemy, Darius employs the unique skills she's spent six years honing. But deciphering who is friend and who is foe becomes a precarious gamble, entangled in a web of conspiracy and desire.
A road side bombing left Ace disfigured and dead inside. He faces the world with silent bitterness and a damaged ego. Then a quiet beauty comes into his life cracking the shell around his wounded heart and healing his soul.
Red Fox Woman - Now $0.99
Finalist in the Best Book Awards and the International Book Awards for a western with mystery and romance! (Book 1 in the Ashmore Brothers) Rancher Flint Ashmore never expected to find a redware potter squatting on the property he purchased along Cherry Creek with his four brothers and sister. With a ruthless fiancé on her heels, Julia Gast has fled from Pennsylvania to the Colorado Territory to set up her pottery business and raise horses. She desperately needs not only the rich clay deposits of Cherry Creek, but also cash to survive. Against her better judgment, she aligns herself with a renegade Indian who helps her gather wild horses to sell to the same Army which is hunting him. But long-held secrets in the Ashmore family and Julia's past will set off a series of chain reactions, throwing Flint and Julia together to try to thwart mutual enemies who are attempting to destroy them. Will quick wits, a simple ring flask, and a meddlesome Indian be enough to help the pair discover the truth... and to ultimately find the peace and love they are seeking?
Willie, My Love - Just Released!
The year is 1856. White pine is king of the forest. The last thing Jonathan Wain wants to do is ride miles through Pennsylvania's wilderness to help his father's logging partner in the small settlement of Clearfield. His family owns clipper ships in the Chesapeake Bay that carry the coveted logs to the markets each spring, and they can't afford a loss. The last thing Wilhelmina Wydcliffe wants is a handsome sea captain from Maryland meddling in her father's logging operations under attack by unknown enemies. A feisty tomboy and better known as Willie to her crews, she has a dream to be the largest logging operator east of the Mississippi River. When both Willie's and Jonathan's lives are threatened, they are forced to work together to find their enemies before both of their companies are in shambles. But as their attraction to each other escalates, can they set aside their differences, unearth the truth and troublemakers, and discover contentment in each other's arms?
Duke Of Darkness ~ Sexy, Steamy, Heartwrenching Historical Romance!
The Duke of Wharncliffe, Devlin Ravensdale, is devastated when he receives a missive announcing the death of his only relative, Aunt Min. Consumed with guilt, he regrets not having visited her in years, despite he's chosen a reclusive lifestyle to hide his secretive past. Saddened by the loss, he dutifully honors his aunt's last wish, to take responsibility of a young ward, Alex, and arrange a suitable marriage. Reluctant, yet determined, Devlin sets off to collect his young charge, only to discover the he is a she, and Alexandra is stunningly beautiful…posing an unexpected temptation. Tasked with finding an eligible bachelor, Devlin is forced back into society, a world where he has something of a dark reputation. Worse yet, it seems the beguiling beauty has a secret of her own to hide. Still, finding a husband for Alexandra shouldn't prove difficult as long as he's able to let her go.
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