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The Wild Rose Press Lobster Cove Series – Enchantment, a Ghost, and Fun Answers

Two more stories to introduce from the Lobster Cove series. Check out these new releases and fantastic covers!


Nicci Carrera – Love Caters All, Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Was there anything in particular that inspired your idea? 

Yes, the food truck festival in my home town. There was a New England themed food truck featuring lobster and clam chowder. I love good food and was first in line. Then I knew I had to have a character who is a caterer. 

What was it like working on a series where you had to coordinate with other writers?

Wonderful! I’ve never had so much fun in my writing career. I love collaborating with other authors. Everyone was helpful and the creativity flowing in our online group was inspiring. I loved sharing my bits that featured other authors’ characters because everyone was supportive. Then the help in getting the word out has been really wonderful, a huge boost. Publicity is the hardest part. So, thank you, Alicia! I really appreciate the chance to be on your blog. 

Was there any part of your story that was taken from real life…that you can tell us about, that is? 🙂

Yes, my husband is a pilot like Rick, and the town that Maya and Rick flew too in one of the scenes, is the same place we flew to when we were very early on in our dating. He wanted to see if I liked to fly! I found that out later. I passed with flying colors. *wink* Now, boating is another matter…I don’t do so well with that. 

Besides the main characters, who is your favorite character in the story and why? 

Mama. She came to me fully realized. I just love her warmth. When writing her scenes, I felt like I was snuggling right up with a real mother. She is wise, devoted to her family, a great cook, non-judgmental, and has a great sense of humor.  

What do you love that most people would find odd?


What do you dislike that most people would find odd? 





When hard-driving CEO Rick Nordan arrives in Lobster Cove under strict orders from the family doctor to take a break, he discovers the rental house comes with a family attached, including one sexy dynamo of a caterer. She’s nothing like his ex-fiancee who wouldn’t sign a pre-nup, but maybe that means she’s the real deal and not a gold digger.

Maya Cruz wants life for her widowed mother to get easier by renting out her house during the summer. But teaching Mama business means explaining Rick isn’t a “guest,” he’s a “customer.” And the first thing Mama does is invite Rick to join their family activities. Having Rick around wouldn’t be so bad if Maya didn’t find him so attractive. The last time she fell for a vacationing millionaire, she had her heart broken.

She swore off his type, and he’s not looking, but this might be a recipe for love. 


“Doc made me unplug. Ordered me to read books. Even went so far as to write out a prescription.” Rick reached in his pocket.

She took the paper he’d retrieved and read it. Sure enough, their website and the words, No electronics, read a book were scrawled on an Rx sheet in Doc’s handwriting. She handed back the note. “I’d recognize Doc’s penmanship anywhere.”

“Penmanship!” Rick grinned. “You can see from Doc’s chicken scratch, if I had to rely on the Internet for entertainment I’d be out of luck. It’s old-fashioned bound-paper for me this week.”

“I love books. In our library, you’ll find the classics, westerns, and some spicy romance.” Maya thought she’d just toss the last genre in there to see how he’d react. He grinned. Her stomach fluttered. This man was nothing like the conceited ass she’d dated last summer. Both men might be rich, but they were so different. “History, biography, and a Bible.”

“Will there be a quiz?”

“Only on the romance.” His laugh was so sensuous she could roll in it.

“I really need to dry the floor. I’ll get a rag. Excuse me.”

Mama passed her at the hall closet. “We should invite Mr. Nordan to our party tomorrow.”

Oh no. Rick was going to meet the gorgeous twins before Maya even had a single date with him.


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LJ Vickery – Storm Force

Was there anything in particular that inspired your idea? 

Living in a seaside town and spending much of my life on and around boats, I thought it was about time I wrote something ‘seaworthy’!  And I’ve always been fascinated and very curious about the station with its sleek fleet just a few miles from my home. 

Was there any part of your story that was taken from real life…that you can tell us about, that is? 🙂

I have been on the water with a storm approaching, and let me tell you, it is one scary prospect.  There is nothing kind about rough seas and  high winds. 

What was it like working on a series where you had to coordinate with other writers? 

Working with the other writers on the Lobster Cove series was a delightful experience.  They are a wordy, prolific and giddy bunch!  Some days when I’d finally get to my in-box, it would be completely full of useful information and witty parlays.  I wouldn’t hesitate to work with a group again! 

Besides the main characters, who is your favorite character in the story and why?

Since this is a short story, there aren’t many characters, but I will say that there might be a book in the offing about Ross’s sister Sinclair, better known as Sin. She’s feisty…and single. Two of my favorite elements in a female character! 

What do you love that most people would find odd?  

What do I love that is odd?  Editing!  The process that some authors hate, I tend to love.  For some reason, when I receive corrections from my editor, I feel like I’m playing the best video game ever as I ‘shoot down and replace’ my errors.  Weird, huh?

What do you dislike that most people would find odd?  

I guess, as much as I love my cat, I hate it that she constantly head-butts my ankles when I’m trying to write.  I’m torn between working and patting, and when I finally succumb to patting, she moves just out of reach.  Very cat-like!





When heavy weather throws arrogant lobsterman Ross Bennson up against Coastguard Surfman Calla Hutchins, the storm raging outside has nothing on the internal tempest stirring between the two. She’s used to being in charge, and he’s not keen on taking orders. Can they calm the furies that set them against each other, or will their destinies be blown off course?



***WARNING – Explicit language

Calla turned, expecting to maintain a calm and authoritative demeanor. Instead, the minute she looked at him she felt like she’d been sucker punched.

Ross stood six feet tall, his shoulders broad and muscled from what Calla figured was years of pulling traps. The hair she’d imagined curly now tickled his nape as it dried and showed appealing bits of gray at the temple that begged for fingers to comb it through. But what really held her, in a mouthwateringly heart-stopping way, was his face. Weather-beaten and tanned, there was nothing gentle in his look. His dark eyes, misshapen nose, and square chin all screamed hard and determined. This was one man who didn’t like being told what to do. Well, fuck him. As attractive as she found him, Calla had a job to do, and nobody screwed with protocol on her watch. First things first, he’d left the hatch behind him wide open.

She threw the blankets on one of the survivor seats and strode past him to close the QAWTD. “It’s called a water-tight door for a reason.”  Trying to regain her equilibrium, Calla gave her next order. “Now take off those clothes.”

Shit. Calla almost groaned out loud. She didn’t mean for the words to come out like that. She only meant that he needed to get warm…not naked. Hell, no! Where were her brains? Probably in her perky and attentive nipples, which were suddenly picturing him stripped to the skin and weren’t getting the memo to behave. But damn it, how could she back off now?

“Excuse me?” Ross’s imperious eyebrows rose.

Calla had the misfortune of meeting his gaze again and was nearly singed from the lustful heat in his slow appraisal of her, from head to foot.

“You heard me,” she blustered.


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