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A Plethora of #99Cent Ebooks!!! April 2017 #BargainBooks

99 Cent Ebooks galore

Check out our monthly list of 99 cent reads. All different genres, all great bargains!

Hope you discover some excellent reads!

PLEASE CONFIRM BEFORE ORDERING!!! – We are not responsible if prices are no longer 99 cents

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Hell’s Bounty by Kayden Claremont (Paranormal Erotica)

 

Raven Hart, a succubus bounty hunter for Hell, is on a hunt. She might have lost the prize for now, but she’s a winner when the hottie wants to get physical.

Marcus Dionysius, a Nephilim working for Heaven, has one mission—to prevent Hell’s beauty from stealing souls meant for the higher plane.

Working together to discover who’s snatching souls from Heaven, they realize the true danger is falling in love.

Find Kayden here at: www.kaydenclaremont.com/

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One Bad Day by Edie Hart (Contemporary Romantic Comedy Novella)

 

Tessa is having one seriously bad day. After agreeing to dress as a cheesy mascot for her boss, everything goes wrong. Gray, an off-duty police officer sees her running for her life through a dark lot and promises to keep Tessa safe…even if that means taking her home with him.

Find Edie Here: https://www.facebook.com/RomanceAuthorEdieHart

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New Beginnings by Iris Blobel (Contemporary Romance set in Australi)

Twenty-two-year-old Sophie Levesque has been guardian to her eight-year-old sister Mia since their mother’s death a few years ago, and it hasn’t been easy. Luck comes their way when they inherit a small house in Hobart. Settling into their new life, Sophie is still afraid it’s all a mistake.

Find Iris here: www.irisblobel.com

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Sacrifice and Reward, Paha Sapa Saga Book One, by Robin Deeter (Sensual Native American Romance)

 

Sky Dancer, a beautiful, Kiowa widow, and proud a Lakota warrior, Dark Horse, are forced to marry in order to create an alliance between their peoples.  Right from the beginning they clash in a tests of wills, loathing each other on sight, making a happy marriage seem out of the question.

Will the sacrifice that is asked of them save their tribes?  Can these two enemies overcome their initial hatred to find love in unlikely place or will distrust keep them from the reward they both crave?

Find Robin Deeter here: Western Romance Author Robin Deeter

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Winter Moon, Paha Sapa Saga Book Two, by Robin Deeter (Sensual Native American Romance)

Handsome French fur trader, Ames Duchamp, and beautiful Kiowa warrior, Willow, have been secretly engaged in a fiery, all-consuming love affair. When tragedy brings their relationship to light, can they withstand the heartache and hold onto their love or will feelings of inadequacy and pride tear their happiness to shreds?

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Wolf Binding Book 1 (Paranormal Romance) by Kara James

Ryan Taylor had everything going for him as Rugby half-back until a werewolf bite changed everything. Now he has to keep his secret hidden.

Jessica needs an exclusive story to lock-in her new role as a reporter. Traveling to New Zealand, she gets assigned finding out more about the elusive Ryan Taylor. Except, this bad boy would rather remain secretive.

Find Kara here:  https://www.karajamesauthor.com/

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Magic Awakened: A Paranormal Romance Boxed Set

The secrets of the heart are hidden when magic sleeps, but miracles happen when magic is awakened.

Enjoy eleven stunningly romantic supernatural tales in one divine boxed set. Fantastic beasts, shifters, and unearthly creatures face all too human conflicts and heartbreak, but always with a promise of a happily-ever-after ending.

With mates and magic, each story brings to life a unique world where anything is possible, including finding true and everlasting love, no matter who…or what you are.

 

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Love on a Train by Colleen L Donnelly

Martha fell in love with Raymond on the train, their daily commute bringing them closer and closer until the day he asked if she would like to see a picture of the girl he planned to marry. The drawing looked like Martha, his smile made her believe it was her…until he disappeared. Leaving her behind with a lonely commute, a broken heart, a fiance her family prefers, and the out of the blue – new drawings – ones that make her heart begin to beat again twenty one days before her wedding.

Find Colleen L Donnelly at http://www.colleenldonnelly.com/

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The Boat Builder’s Bed by Kris Pearson (New Zealand contemporary romance)

A beautiful house that needs her touch. A beautiful man who needs her touch even more.

Find Kris here: http://www.krispearson.com

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Secret Destiny, Book 1 (Steamy Contemporary Romance)

Amazon Bestseller in Top 100 Literary Short Story. A billionaire proposes an offer that’s so wrong, so risky and, oh wow, so incredibly sexy. Yes, it’s a terrible idea, and she’s crazy and irresponsible to accept, but she’s desperate and can’t refuse.

Find Kathy here: www.kathykulig.com

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Wyatt   Gypsy Magic Part 1 (Paranormal Romantic Suspense) by Rebecca York

https://www.amazon.com/Wyatt-Gypsy-Magic-Book-1-ebook/dp/B06XJZXYYC/

Cursed by a gypsy: justice is blind…

Find Rebecca York here: http://www.RebeccaYork.com

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Garner   Gypsy Magic Part 2 (Paranormal Romantic Suspense) by Ann Voss Peterson

 

Cursed by a gypsy: love is death…

Find Ann Voss Peterson at http://www.annvosspeterson.com/

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Andrei  Gypsy Magic Part 3 (Paranormal Romantic Suspense) by Patricia Rosemoor

Cursed by a gypsy: law is impotent

Find Patricia Rosemoor at http://PatriciaRosemoor.com

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Sink or Swim by Stacy Juba (Mystery/Romantic Suspense)

 

Personal trainer Cassidy Novak garners popularity and fame while starring in a hit reality show. She catches the attention of a stalker that turns her well-ordered life topsy-turvy. Cassidy hates the bizarre rules in this guessing game, but when her stalker forces a showdown, she plays to win.

Find Stacy Juba at http://stacyjuba.com/blog/

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A Spanish Dilemma by Meredith Bond (Regency Romance)

 

In the midst of war, treaties aren’t the only thing that need to be negotiated and romance can ignite in the most unusual way.

Find Meredith at www.meredithbond.com

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Spring Fling (Contemporary/NA Romance)

When spring break fun turns into crime, Susanna must choose between chasing bling and chasing a hot dolphin trainer. But straight-arrow Joaquin has no intention of being the boy toy of his flighty classmate. Too bad lust has such a good grip on him.

Find Carly Carson at www.carlycarson.com

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The Love of a Rake

A sensual tale of two rakes, two horses, and two not-so-very-marriage-minded women

Find Linda Rae Sande at www.lindaraesande.com

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Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies

 

Pete McNutt needs customers for his new business. Spring has arrived and it’s prime time Privy Season. After much consideration, he refines his sales pitch and heads to the monthly meeting of the Women’s Library Association.

Find Aubrey Wynne at www.aubreywynne.com

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Come Love A Cowboy, II by Keta Diablo (Three Western Romance novellas)

 

Three western romance novels set in the Old West.

Save $3.00 (if books purchased separately)

Comes An Outlaw by Keta Diablo

Chasing the Dead by Keta Diablo

Catherine’s Cowboy by Cait Braxton

Find Keta here: http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com

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When Maleen King’s father dies, she leaves fast-paced NYC to return home to the dairy farm in Idaho, but when she runs into her high-school sweetheart, she realizes their feelings for each other have never changed.

Find Jeanne here: https://www.facebook.com/JeanneStJamesAuthor

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Nothing will ever be the same after Jeff is accused of threatening to murder his wife. Or Evie is bruised one time too many by her abusive boyfriend. Or Santa Claws starts howling under the house.

Find Kris Pearson here: http://www.krispearson.com

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Romantic erotica – a strangers-to-lovers costume party adventure. This naughty novella is around 50 pages – just right for a bedtime read.

Find Kris here: http://www.krispearson.com

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Hi, I’m Frank H Jordan, information technology professional, ex-Army reservist (‘weekend warrior’) with the Australian Defence Force, and author of the Jo Modeen action/adventure series. My character, ex-Special Forces soldier Jo Modeen, has been described by one reviewer as ‘Wonder Woman’s down-under cousin’, which is no wonder, considering she was the first woman to be accepted into Australia’s elite SASR, and her mantra in life is ‘go hard or go home’!

Find Frank H Jordan here: http://frankhjordanauthor.blogspot.com.au/

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Two sisters find love at a haunted inn.

Find Elaine Cantrell here https://www.facebook.com/elainepcantrell

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Bryan is trained to get answers by any means necessary, even seduction.

Find Jacki here: https://www.iamjackirenee.com

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Pearl Parker has to get her rag tag family away from Piper’s Hollow, TN before more mischief finds them. Drake Kincaid’s surprise proposal offers the solution she needs but neither Drake nor Pearl realize trouble will follow them to Texas or why. Pearl is not the wife Drake’s grandfather envisioned when he ordered Drake to marry by his 30th birthday; Pearl is not the meek wife Drake envisioned and he soon learns she has a mind of her own. Humor, adventure, murder, kidnapping and arson invade the passion this couple shares.

Find Caroline Clemmons at http://www.carolineclemmons.com

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Josephine Nailor is desperate to escape a terrible situation. When the opportunity arises via a newspaper ad, she and her best friend slip away from their oppressive fathers and head for Richmond. Neither can relax until they’re far away from their tiny hometown. With wealthy young widow Lydia Harrison’s help, Josephine and six other young women have a new life waiting in Tarnation, Texas.

Find Caroline Clemmons at http://www.carolineclemmons.com

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Australia’s hottest musical innovator, Hayden Crewe, can’t go anywhere without attracting a mob. But watching his estranged mother die in a Seattle hospice center, he’s never felt more alone. Until he meets long-legged, clear-minded Briar Moore, and suddenly knows exactly what will fill the hole inside.

Find Alexa Padgett here: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlexaPadgett/?ref=bookmarks

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A fake marriage. A real attraction. A past he doesn’t want the world- including his wife- to know.

Find Nikki Lynn Barrett here: https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLynnBarrettauthor

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He must pursue his enemy; she must protect her people. Can their love survive the duties that drive them apart?

Find Barbara Bettis here: https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraBettisAuthor

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His baby brother, her sister’s child… Despite the bad blood between them, this bad boy country singer and former barrel racer will do anything to protect him, even get married. It’s a country song in the making, but she’s just not sure her heart can carry a happy tune when he’s playing lead…

Find Sara Walter Ellwood here: http://www.sarawalterellwood.com/

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When lightning strikes Sierra Norton flight the aircraft plunges and catapults her into the attack on Pearl Harbor. In a whirlwind blur, Sierra’s courage, skill, and passion challenges her sanity. Can the convergence of three strong women reset history to fulfill her destiny?

Find Casi here: http://casimclean.com

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Savanna Bradford’s impulsive reaction to her boyfriend Ryan’s proposal spirals her into a rendezvous with fate. Will the timeless struggle between dreams and passion bait her into repeating history, or will a simple gift from her bizarre encounter steer Savannah toward her true destiny before it’s too late?

http://casimclean.com

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Seth thought that he’d seen it all and that nothing would surprise him. But the one night he met Aubrey changed his world, and he’d never been so happy to be wrong.

Find Valerie here: http://www.valerieullmer.com

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Gabriel Kane lived by one hard and fast rule. Never mix business with pleasure. But the moment Rebecca Cole walked back into his life with only business on her mind, he finds himself forgetting about the rules.

Find Valerie here: http://www.valerieullmer.com

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Starting out as a Homeware representative to make money to stash, Patsy was soon on her way to taking her life back into her own hands. What started out as a money spinner soon became her focus.

Find Bridgitte Lesley here: bridgittelesley.com

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When her truck quit on an Ozark highway, she wasn’t ready for the lover she’d left in college to show up, or how quickly their passion rekindled.

Find Mary here: http://marywinter.com

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Harmony Duprie enjoyed her quiet life as an internet researcher until her arrest for drug trafficking. Cleared of all charges, she needs to find out what is behind the series of events that throws her life into chaos and why. And she better take it seriously, like her life depends upon finding the right answers.

Find P.J. MacLayne here: https://facebook.com/pjmaclayne

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A sensual tale of two rakes, two horses, and two not-so-marriage-minded women.

Find Linda Rae Sande here: https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Rae-Sande/e/B00BUYEI0S

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Georgiana Fields writes paranormal romantic suspense, featuring strong men and resilient women who never give up. Her stories are filled with laughs, love, struggles, and new beginnings. And always happy endings.

Find Georgiana Fields Here: http://amazon.com/author/georgianafields

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One night with a sexy stranger is just what the doctor ordered… When a fellow RN predicts Beth Roberts will meet a tall, ripped, and totally lick-o-licious stranger who will fulfill her deepest desires, she laughs it off. Given her tragic love life, Beth has no desire to become involved again. But who could have predicted the doctor with the mischievous smile she meets at a wedding, or the chemistry sparking between them that threatens to break through her defenses? Dr. Gabriel North spent two years blaming himself for his wife’s death. Having finally battled through the guilt and overcome his demons, he’s ready to move on. When he meets a sexy nurse at his friend’s wedding, the attraction is swift and strong, and he wastes no time in pressing his advantage. One night with the woman who makes him feel alive again isn’t enough, but gaining Beth’s trust is going to take more than seduction…

You can find Jan Meredith here: https://www.facebook.com/Jan-Meredith-Author-180907778724775/ or here: https://www.facebook.com/jan.meredith.121

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Norse mythology, time travel, a dragon and love meet in his fiery fantasy romance.

Find Tina Glasneck here: tglasneck.wixsite.com/tglasneck

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Micky Llewellyn trusted men before—with disastrous results. Nick Halden’s life has unfolded according to plan—a top law career and an engagement to the perfect socialite. Fate unites them, and they must balance love and ambition to hold onto the one thing that matters.

Find Kris Here: https://www.facebook.com/krisjayneauthor/

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Escaping a carjacker, Tia tumbles into the Sifra–home of the fairies. She wakes to find herself married to a Sidhe prince. While insisting their marriage is not valid, she cannot deny the passion she finds in his arms.

Find Penelope here: https://www.facebook.com/penelopemarzecbooks/

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When Searching for Love…if you are caught by the one you catch …you’ve found the right one. Murdina a vampiric fey is hunting for a man, but this time she wants love not blood. She spots Cameron just as a strong wind lifts his kilt, she takes a good look and decides he’s the one.

Find Cornelia Amiri here: https://www.amazon.com/Cornelia-Amiri/e/B002BLFENY/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1489368651&sr=1-2-ent

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Can a budding office romance survive when the couple finds themselves in a knock-down-drag-out competition to win their company’s “most outrageous holiday sweater” contest?

Find Liese Sherwood-Fabre here: http://www.liesesherwoodfabre.com/books.html

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Love can be dangerous…and even deadly. A collection of three award-winning literary short stories explore how far some will go in the name of love.

Find Liese Sherwood-Fabre here: http://www.liesesherwoodfabre.com/books.html

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Nurse Sabrina Boyd has seen the Demon Cat, so someone will die. Doctor Joe, her childhood crush, is now a widower who as set his sites on Sabrina! Can she save the person the Demon Cat means to die or resist the charms of the man who was married to her cousin?

https://www.facebook.com/Mary-Marvella-Author-121044561311561/

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Showgirl Felicity Brown craves singing the blues. After being discovered by a talent agent, she suddenly finds herself in danger. Derek St James needs to find her stalker if he has any chance of spending the rest of his life with the woman he loves.

You can find all Cheryl’s books here: https://www.amazon.com/Cheryl-Wright/e/B0088GDSKM/

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She was determined to secure the succession, he was in it for the pleasure. Falling in love was not part of the arrangement.

Find Beverley here: http://www.beverleyoakley.com/

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Beautiful, impoverished Fanny Brightwell has a few scores to settle—and a heart to win—before she can secure the wealthy, aristocratic husband her ambitious mama demands.

Find Beverley here: http://www.beverleyoakley.com/

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Hi, Amanda Spencer, here. My only interest is finding my 1st husband killer, not marrying William VanHorn. Now to convince him of that fact.

Find Anita Philmar Here – http://www.anitaphilmar.com/

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Should I join the war between the states or find a wife? Do I know any girl I’d be willing to marry?

Find Anita Philmar Here – http://www.anitaphilmar.com/

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With problems at the mine, I don’t have time for the mating challenges. Nor do I want a husband. Now, how do I escape Stihl?

Find Tina Gayle Here http://www.tinagayle.com/

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With problems at the mine, I don’t have time for the mating challenges. Nor do I want a husband. Now, how do I escape Stihl?

Find Tina Gayle Here http://www.tinagayle.com/

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Half-dressed and going for naked… Starlight Tyler needs to lose her virginity pronto.

Find Marie-Nicole Ryan here http://marienicoleryan.com/

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My name is Lucky Strickland. After my cheating husband introduced me to his secret family live on our reality TV show, he had the good grace to wrap his car around the nearest oak tree. Now, I’m stuck with the aftermath.

Find Katie Graykowski here: http://www.facebook.com/katie.graykowski

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One nature guide. One accidental forest fire. And one steamy investigator hot on her tail.

Find Jean Oram here: http://www.jeanoram.com/FREEBOOK

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Wine, truffles and a remodel…welcome to Wescott Springs where finding love is a sweet & sexy small town romp!

Find Holly at https://www.facebook.com/HollyCortelyouAuthor/

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Betrayed by three women he trusted, Royce Weston has banned women not only from his ranch but from his life. Then he meets Paige at the poker tables. Sassy, spirited; she deals him a hand he can’t refuse.

Find Julie Lence here: www,julielence.com

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Meet Miss Anastasia Galipp: debutante, know-it-all, and spy. Her life is about to get VERY complicated.

Find Jamaila Brinkley here: http://www.jamailabrinkley.com

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A Harley-riding Hollywood director and single mom’s life collides with her leading man’s when he is poisoned on the set.

Find Tracey here: http://www.traceycramerkelly.com/

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High school sweethearts meet 12 years later & sparks still fly. For the first time, they learn the truth of their breakup & who was responsible. Is it too late to rekindle the love once shared or will their dreams be shattered forever?

Find Diana Stout at https://www.facebook.com/writerDianaStout/

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Fairytales with a twist. Seven magical stories based on the original tales you only thought you knew.

Find Michelle here: http://michellezieglerauthor.com/

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Rachel Hamilton comes to Stonehenge to celebrate her birthday on Summer Solstice, only to find herself trapped beneath the massive rhyolite bluestones with sexy wizard, Dewin Kingston, who convinces her that she is the key to their escape.

Find Lynn Crain here https://www.facebook.com/LynnCrainAuthor

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Alora, a goddess from the planet Lemuria, accidentally drops a love potion through a portal. The small vial lands in Portland, Oregon’s Forest Park. Once discovered, the alluring liquid can ignite adventure and passion leading to a meant-to-be love for those that open it, if they’re brave enough to take the risk.

Find Rosalie Redd Here: http://www.rosalieredd.com

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Morgan Hunter uncovers evidence that the healthy foods she’s promoting may be dangerous. To learn the truth she must cross a deadly organization and accept help from the man she pushed away, but never stopped loving.

Find Kim Here: https://www.facebook.com/KimMcMahillAuthor/

 

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With the aid of an inexplicable super-power, he’s determined to conquer any hurdles to gain back his freedom. Except one hot mess of an obstacle he can’t get around.

Find Naomi Bellina here: http://www.naomibellina.com/

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A broken heart. A deadly secret. A hidden love.

Find Laura Haley-McNeil here: http://laurahaleymcneil.com/?doing_wp_cron=1491760431.0366790294647216796875

 

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Liz Tyner Author Interview & New Release: The Wallflower Duchess

Please help me welcome a dear author friend from my Oklahoma Romance Writers group and a mega talented writer, Liz Tyner…

 

So glad to have you here, Liz. Where did you get the idea for The Wallflower Duchess?

I’d written about the duke in The Notorious Countess and made him irritatingly perfect. I wanted to write a story about a man who felt pressured to be correct. People agreed with him because of who he was, and not necessarily because he was right all the time, so he knew no one would tell him when he was wrong.

What is the most difficult thing with writing this particular book?

I wanted both characters to be introverted and controlled. I based the hero’s personality on Tommy Lee Jones, and I kept looking at the dialog and thinking, “Tommy Lee Jones wouldn’t say that.” That was a learning experience for me in characterization. About halfway through the book I decided to just let the characters talk to each other. Tommy Lee Jones had to get another role.

Are there any tricks or habits you use when creating a story?

I have tried almost every writing inspirational trick I’ve ever heard of. A timer. Listening to motivational tapes. Writing at the library. Mostly, a word count calendar keeps me on track.

What do you dislike that most people wouldn’t understand?

Telling the plot of one of my novels. The only way to experience a book is to read it.

What do you want your readers to come away with after they read The Wallflower Duchess?

Besides the romance, I hope the readers like the sisters’ relationship and the handkerchiefs. The scenes with the windows and the characters using handkerchiefs as signals were my favorites to write.

You mentioned the scenes you enjoyed writing. Is that why you write?

Writing is a part of me. I can give you all sorts of reasons of things that happened in my past that led me to want to write. But what I really believe is that it’s a part of my being much like the color of my eyes or hair. It just is.

What do you want your readers to take away from your books?

A diversion from life. A moment in another world. Perhaps a bit of whimsy or humor added in their day.

And, one final question. If you were to wake up and find yourself in heaven, what is the first thing you’d like read in the newcomers orientation manual?

We don’t have allergies here. Or alarm clocks. But we have maid service and a thermostat dial that lets you control the seasons.

Great interview…I know what you mean about writing being a part of you. So true! Please tell us about your book. 

 

Excerpt:

Edge had botched the first proposal terribly. But he wasn’t going to botch the first kiss.

He moved Lily slightly, turning her so he could savor every second and give her a feeling she would cherish.

‘This is how it starts,’ she said, whispering, shaking her head, turning away. ‘It’s not safe.’

‘One kiss,’ he said, knowing it was likely the biggest lie of his life.

‘No.’

But she didn’t push away. She didn’t move to her feet—she just sat, and leaned closer against him.

‘Half a dozen, then.’ He didn’t smile, again letting her hair brush his face. ‘Twenty. And that’s my final offer.’

 

Buy links:

http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=69871

https://www.amazon.com/Wallflower-Duchess-Harlequin-Historical-ebook/dp/B01LZFO0QB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1490462970&sr=8-2&keywords=liz+tyner

Bio:

Liz Tyner first became published when she sent four lines of her high school assignment to a national magazine to use as a filler. Her articles and photos have appeared in numerous trade and regional publications, but her heart lies in writing romance. The Wallflower Duchess is her sixth book to be published by Harlequin, a division of Harper Collins. Coincidentally Harper Collins began as a small shop in 1817—the same time frame as her novels are set.

 

Find out more about Liz at:

Blog: http://www.liztyner.com/

Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/liztyner2

Twitter:   https://twitter.com/LizTyner1

Pinterest:   https://www.pinterest.com/liztyner1/

 

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Author Interview with Lisa DeVore ~ New Release: Sebastian’s Castle

I am very pleased to introduce today’s guest. Lisa DeVore is one of my Wild Rose Press authors. I had the pleasure of working with her on her debut novel, and on a handful of stories since. She’s a sweetheart of a person and a wonderful author. I love her and her stories. 🙂 Her latest is an excellent ghost story/romance. She’s here to tell us all about it, after her interview:

Please tell us a little about yourself, where are you from? Where do you live now? Family? Pets?

My name is Lisa DeVore. I was born and raised in Alliance, Ohio (about 20 miles NE of Canton, Ohio…home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame). I have been married to my best friend for nearly twenty-three years. Our oldest son, Lewie, is twenty-one, and works with his dad doing custom restoration on old hot rods and motorcycles. Our son, Cole, is eighteen and will be graduating in June, and off to college to study computer technology. And our “baby” girl, Jessica, will turn sixteen on my 50th birthday March 27th. She’s all about driving right now. We have three four-legged kids, Smitty & Wess, who are toy fox terriers (and brothers from the same litter) and my mini-pin, Chester.

Where did you get the idea for “Sebastian’s Castle”?

My hometown, Alliance, has its very own castle…Glamorgan Castle. The mansion was built from 1904-1909 and is now home to the Alliance City Schools’ administration. As a student and resident of Alliance, I’ve grown up around the castle, and have shared its beauty and history with my kids. It inspired the castle in my book, from the layout to the breathtaking chandelier. However, I don’t believe Glamorgan Castle has any secret passages. Who knows though? The ghost came naturally…what castle doesn’t have a ghost? Sebastian’s last name was, also, borrowed from William Henry Morgan, owner of the Alliance castle.
For more information on Glamorgan Castle- http://www.alliancecityschools.org/glamorgan-castle-history

Why did you choose this genre (is it something you’ve written in before)?

This is my first “ghost” story, but the suspense genre is not new to me. I have to say, it was fun to write!

Was there anything unusual, any anecdote about this book, the characters, title, process, etc, you’d like to share?

I have toured and visited Glamorgan Castle many, many times since I was a child, and know its history as well as my own, but prior to writing “Sebastian’s Castle” I took two tours. I wanted to feel the rooms, and the history. I wanted to see it as my characters, Brynn and Jax might see it, and imagine them there. Having that template for Brynn’s Mystic, CT castle made it come alive for me, and, I hope, my readers.

What is the most difficult thing about writing a book? 

The most difficult thing about writing a book, for me, is time. I haven’t, as yet, experienced writer’s block. My writing takes me on dips and curves that I don’t even see coming. I have really given up on outlines, because my stories always take turns along the way, and I never keep to one. And, I may start off with a hero and he ends up the villain. I just never know!

Are there any tricks, habits or superstitions you have when creating a story?

Music. It inspires me. For each book, I have a theme song I listen to.

What book have you read that you wish you had written?

“Gone With the Wind.”

(Me too!!) Do you have another occupation, other than writer? If so, what is it and do you like it?

My day job is accounting for an electrical distributor. I work part time, and I do like it. My degree is in accounting, so it’s good to be able to use that knowledge. And I work with some great people.

What’s the main thing that you could get rid of in your life that would give you more writing time?

Absolutely, without question, social media.

What’s your favorite book of all time and why? What’s your favorite childhood book?

My favorite book of all time is the Bible. It inspires, calms, and gives hope. It has stood the test of time, and there is always something new to learn from Its pages. My favorite childhood book is “Green Eggs and Ham”. I loved that book! I read it so many times as a child, and to my kids, that I knew it by heart!

If you could spend time with a character from your book, whom would it be? And what would you do during that day? (PG-13 please 🙂

It would be Sebastian Morgan from “Sebastian’s Castle”. How cool would it be to spend a day with a ghost? I am a geek when it comes to history, and I would spend the day annoying him with questions about his life, and what it was like to live in his time.

Who is the most famous person you have ever met?

Last May, I met my favorite singer, Scott Stapp (the front man of Creed, Art of Anarchy). His life experiences are in his music, and have inspired many. He has been criticized, and persecuted in the media, but he stays true to his style of writing, and gives God the glory. He is truly a kind man who loves God, his family, and fans. It was a pleasure meeting him…and he gives an amazing concert!

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Nora Roberts. I don’t believe there’s one book she’s written whose characters didn’t come alive to me. Her stories have so much depth. She is a master at putting her reader in the moment.

What is your favorite…

Movie– The Patriot
Music– Rock
Place you’ve visited- Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater, Florida
Place you’d like to visit- Salem, Mass.
TV show from childhood- The Brady Bunch
TV show from adulthood- Once Upon A Time
Food– Pizza
Sports team– Cleveland Indians!!
Which do you prefer: Board games/card games or television? Television

Love the interview, Lisa. I enjoyed learning more about you. Now, please tell us about Sebastian’s Castle…

Blurb:

Being married to a cop is hard, being the widow of one is harder. After Brynn Austin’s husband, Nate, was murdered in an undercover operation, there wasn’t enough evidence to convict the gang leader who killed him. Brynn refuses to let him kill their dream to renovate an old Connecticut castle. But her plan is hampered by a ghost who’s not ready to give up his home.

Contractor Jaxson Maddox signs on to renovate the old castle that’s sat empty for years. He didn’t believe the rumors about the place being haunted. But that was before he met the resident ghost. What Jax didn’t sign on for was trouble in the form of falling for the beautiful widow, dealing with a pesky ghost, and risking his life when a threat from Brynn’s past surfaces. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect her, even if it means becoming a ghost himself.

Excerpt:

Light shone in through the windows, but the space wasn’t any less creepy. Old cobwebs hung from the rafters, and dust particles danced in the sunlight. She hoped there wasn’t a family of raccoons, or worse, living here. Brynn pushed those thoughts
from her mind and kneeled in front of the trunk with the screwdriver. She’d never tried to pick a lock before, but there was a first time for everything.

“If you’re set on nosing around, I would rather you used the key. It’s under that pile of books.”

Brynn jumped to her feet and swung around to face the voice. She gripped tightly to her only weapon, the screwdriver.

There he stood, the same man she saw the other day. “Who are you?” She backed toward the wall, holding the screwdriver in front of her. “You’re trespassing.”

“No, my dear, you’re trespassing. This is my castle. I should be asking you the questions.”

Brynn’s eyes bugged out as she really took a look at him. His image was fading in and out. “No,” she said aloud, “it can’t be.”

“My dear, you don’t look well.”

“You’re a…” She patted her face.

“A what? I’m a what?” His face faded and returned.

“You’re a ghost!”
Buy Link:

https://www.amazon.com/Sebastians-Castle-Lisa-DeVore/dp/1509213325/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Bio:

Lisa DeVore is a romantic suspense author for The Wild Rose Press. Her active imagination started at an early age in her NE Ohio hometown, complete with its own castle. She’s an avid reader, loves the beach, dolphins, and sunshine! Yes, she’s a misplaced Floridian. Lisa stays busy utilizing her accounting degree, spending time with her husband of 20-plus years, their two sons and daughter, 2 toy fox terriers, and one mini-pin. And she enjoys spending time in the worlds she creates. Lisa made the Amazon best-seller list for her debut novel “Beautiful Music”, and is excited to announce the release of her fourth book, “Sebastian’s Castle”.
Contact Links:

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https://www.facebook.com/lisadevoreAuthor/

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https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=Lisa+DeVore

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Lisa-DeVore/e/B00KMHIWRY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1490133627&sr=8-1

 

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A Plethora of #99Cent Ebooks!!! March 2017 #BargainBooks

99 Cent Ebooks galore

Check out our monthly list of 99 cent reads. All different genres, all great bargains!

***Buy link can be found below each cover

PLEASE CONFIRM BEFORE ORDERING!!! – We are not responsible if prices are no longer 99 cents

Hope you discover some excellent reads!

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Made Maleen: An Erotic Twist on a Fairy Tale by [St. James, Jeanne]

https://www.amazon.com/Made-Maleen-Erotic-Twist-Fairy-ebook/dp/B06WRQK1RV/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

When Maleen King’s father dies, she leaves fast-paced NYC to return home to the dairy farm in Idaho, but when she runs into her high-school sweetheart, she realizes their feelings for each other have never changed.
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6N1BSH

Nothing will ever be the same after Jeff is accused of threatening to murder his wife. Or Evie is bruised one time too many by her abusive boyfriend. Or Santa Claws starts howling under the house.
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007BZHVUO?tag=geo02a9-20

Romantic erotica – a strangers-to-lovers costume party adventure. This naughty novella is around 50 pages – just right for a bedtime read.

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MWVH4WC
Hi, I’m Frank H Jordan, information technology professional, ex-Army reservist (‘weekend warrior’) with the Australian Defence Force, and author of the Jo Modeen action/adventure series. My character, ex-Special Forces soldier Jo Modeen, has been described by one reviewer as ‘Wonder Woman’s down-under cousin’, which is no wonder, considering she was the first woman to be accepted into Australia’s elite SASR, and her mantra in life is ‘go hard or go home’!
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https://www.amazon.com/Rest-Thy-Head-Elaine-Cantrell-ebook/dp/B00NTAXTOC/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Two sisters find love at a haunted inn.
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Necessary Lies (Men of Phantom Book 1) by [Renée, Jacki]

https://www.amazon.com/author/jackirenee
Bryan is trained to get answers by any means necessary, even seduction.
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The Most Unsuitable Wife (The Kincaids Book 1) by [Clemmons, Caroline]

https://www.amazon.com/Most-Unsuitable-Wife-Kincaids-Book-ebook/dp/B004OR1VOO/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1488380273&sr=8-6&keywords=Caroline+Clemmons
Pearl Parker has to get her rag tag family away from Piper’s Hollow, TN before more mischief finds them. Drake Kincaid’s surprise proposal offers the solution she needs but neither Drake nor Pearl realize trouble will follow them to Texas or why. Pearl is not the wife Drake’s grandfather envisioned when he ordered Drake to marry by his 30th birthday; Pearl is not the meek wife Drake envisioned and he soon learns she has a mind of her own. Humor, adventure, murder, kidnapping and arson invade the passion this couple shares.
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Josephine (Bride Brigade) by [Clemmons, Caroline]

https://www.amazon.com/Josephine-Bride-Brigade-Caroline-Clemmons-ebook/dp/B015M4FJUY/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1488380273&sr=8-7&keywords=Caroline+Clemmons
Josephine Nailor is desperate to escape a terrible situation. When the opportunity arises via a newspaper ad, she and her best friend slip away from their oppressive fathers and head for Richmond. Neither can relax until they’re far away from their tiny hometown. With wealthy young widow Lydia Harrison’s help, Josephine and six other young women have a new life waiting in Tarnation, Texas.
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Between Breaths (The Seattle Sound Series Book 2) by [Padgett, Alexa]

https://www.amazon.com/Between-Breaths-Seattle-Sound-Book-ebook/dp/B01KSCXWSG

Australia’s hottest musical innovator, Hayden Crewe, can’t go anywhere without attracting a mob. But watching his estranged mother die in a Seattle hospice center, he’s never felt more alone. Until he meets long-legged, clear-minded Briar Moore, and suddenly knows exactly what will fill the hole inside.
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Queen Of My Heart (Life Won't Wait Book 1) by [Barrett, Nikki Lynn]

https://www.amazon.com/Queen-Heart-Life-Wont-Wait-ebook/dp/B01ETNVTF8
A fake marriage. A real attraction. A past he doesn’t want the world- including his wife- to know.
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The Lady of the Forest (Knights of Destiny) by [Bettis, Barbara]

https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Forest-Knights-Destiny-ebook/dp/B01LDJUXK8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489339748&sr=8-1&keywords=the+lady+of+the+forest
He must pursue his enemy; she must protect her people. Can their love survive the duties that drive them apart?
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Heartsong (Singing to the Heart) by [Ellwood, Sara Walter]

https://www.amazon.com/Heartsong-Singing-Heart-Walter-Ellwood-ebook/dp/B00VZZM6A6/
His baby brother, her sister’s child… Despite the bad blood between them, this bad boy country singer and former barrel racer will do anything to protect him, even get married. It’s a country song in the making, but she’s just not sure her heart can carry a happy tune when he’s playing lead…

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Convergent (Destiny Book 4) by [McLean, Casi]
http://amzn.to/2mPORFe
When lightning strikes Sierra Norton flight the aircraft plunges and catapults her into the attack on Pearl Harbor. In a whirlwind blur, Sierra’s courage, skill, and passion challenges her sanity. Can the convergence of three strong women reset history to fulfill her destiny?

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The Gift (Destiny Book 2) by [McLean, Casi]
http://amzn.to/2mfJ2xK
Savanna Bradford’s impulsive reaction to her boyfriend Ryan’s proposal spirals her into a rendezvous with fate. Will the timeless struggle between dreams and passion bait her into repeating history, or will a simple gift from her bizarre encounter steer Savannah toward her true destiny before it’s too late?
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Seth (A Dark Assassins World Novella Book 2.5) by [Ullmer, Valerie]

https://www.amazon.com/Seth-Dark-Assassins-World-Novella-ebook/dp/B01NBZ2FT0/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Seth thought that he’d seen it all and that nothing would surprise him. But the one night he met Aubrey changed his world, and he’d never been so happy to be wrong.
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Her Perfect Match: A Liaison Novella by [Ullmer, Valerie]

https://www.amazon.com/Her-Perfect-Match-Liaison-Novella-ebook/dp/B01FCRUS02/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Gabriel Kane lived by one hard and fast rule. Never mix business with pleasure. But the moment Rebecca Cole walked back into his life with only business on her mind, he finds himself forgetting about the rules.
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Permanently Part Time by [Lesley, Bridgitte]

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MU77KO5
Starting out as a Homeware representative to make money to stash, Patsy was soon on her way to taking her life back into her own hands. What started out as a money spinner soon became her focus.

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Well Tuned by [Winter, Mary]
http://amzn.to/2lb9hau
When her truck quit on an Ozark highway, she wasn’t ready for the lover she’d left in college to show up, or how quickly their passion rekindled.
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LF11HB4
Harmony Duprie enjoyed her quiet life as an internet researcher until her arrest for drug trafficking. Cleared of all charges, she needs to find out what is behind the series of events that throws her life into chaos and why. And she better take it seriously, like her life depends upon finding the right answers.
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The Love of a Rake (The Brothers of the Aristocracy Book 1) by [Sande, Linda Rae]

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014SHV37E
A sensual tale of two rakes, two horses, and two not-so-marriage-minded women.
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Crimson Dreams (The Crimson Series Book 1) by [Fields, Georgiana]
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013IKWP4M
Georgiana Fields writes paranormal romantic suspense, featuring strong men and resilient women who never give up. Her stories are filled with laughs, love, struggles, and new beginnings. And always happy endings.
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Playing Doctor (Entangled Brazen) by [Meredith, Jan]

https://www.amazon.com/Playing-Doctor-Entangled-Brazen-Meredith-ebook/dp/B00GETW0LI/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489366261&sr=8-1&keywords=jan+meredith
One night with a sexy stranger is just what the doctor ordered… When a fellow RN predicts Beth Roberts will meet a tall, ripped, and totally lick-o-licious stranger who will fulfill her deepest desires, she laughs it off. Given her tragic love life, Beth has no desire to become involved again. But who could have predicted the doctor with the mischievous smile she meets at a wedding, or the chemistry sparking between them that threatens to break through her defenses? Dr. Gabriel North spent two years blaming himself for his wife’s death. Having finally battled through the guilt and overcome his demons, he’s ready to move on. When he meets a sexy nurse at his friend’s wedding, the attraction is swift and strong, and he wastes no time in pressing his advantage. One night with the woman who makes him feel alive again isn’t enough, but gaining Beth’s trust is going to take more than seduction…
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A Dragon's Destiny (Dragons Book 1) by [Glasneck, Tina]

https://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Destiny-Book-ebook/dp/B01MDLSW0X/
Norse mythology, time travel, a dragon and love meet in his fiery fantasy romance.
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Charming You (Thirsty Hearts Book 1) by [Jayne, Kris]

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019M5GZV6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=keitrefi-20&linkId=eacfeae5256b15afeb06230c6cc7d60e
Micky Llewellyn trusted men before—with disastrous results. Nick Halden’s life has unfolded according to plan—a top law career and an engagement to the perfect socialite. Fate unites them, and they must balance love and ambition to hold onto the one thing that matters.
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Prince of the Mist by [Marzec, Penelope]

https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Mist-Penelope-Marzec-ebook/dp/B00580VSUS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489368179&sr=8-1&keywords=prince+of+the+mist%2C+penelope+marzec
Escaping a carjacker, Tia tumbles into the Sifra–home of the fairies. She wakes to find herself married to a Sidhe prince. While insisting their marriage is not valid, she cannot deny the passion she finds in his arms.
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Vampire Highland Fling (Dancing Vampires Book 2) by [Amiri, Cornelia]

https://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Highland-Fling-Dancing-Vampires-ebook/dp/B00WXLAU0Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1489287661&sr=1-1&keywords=vampire+highland+fling
When Searching for Love…if you are caught by the one you catch …you’ve found the right one. Murdina a vampiric fey is hunting for a man, but this time she wants love not blood. She spots Cameron just as a strong wind lifts his kilt, she takes a good look and decides he’s the one.
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Reindeer Wars by [Sherwood-Fabre, Liese]

https://www.amazon.com/Reindeer-Wars-Liese-Sherwood-Fabre-ebook/dp/B009P6HWHO

Can a budding office romance survive when the couple finds themselves in a knock-down-drag-out competition to win their company’s “most outrageous holiday sweater” contest?
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Corazones by [Sherwood-Fabre, Liese]

https://www.amazon.com/Corazones-Liese-Sherwood-Fabre-ebook/dp/B008M9RKMM
Love can be dangerous…and even deadly. A collection of three award-winning literary short stories explore how far some will go in the name of love.
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Forever Love by [Marvella, Mary]

https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Love-Mary-Marvella-ebook/dp/B0050VITYS
Nurse Sabrina Boyd has seen the Demon Cat, so someone will die. Doctor Joe, her childhood crush, is now a widower who as set his sites on Sabrina! Can she save the person the Demon Cat means to die or resist the charms of the man who was married to her cousin?
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Deadly Debt by [Wright, Cheryl]

https://www.amazon.ca/Deadly-Debt-Cheryl-Wright-ebook/dp/B01N7QR21B/
Showgirl Felicity Brown craves singing the blues. After being discovered by a talent agent, she suddenly finds herself in danger. Derek St James needs to find her stalker if he has any chance of spending the rest of his life with the woman he loves.
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Her Gilded Prison (Daughters of Sin Book 1) by [Oakley, Beverley]

https://www.amazon.com/Her-Gilded-Prison-Daughters-Book-ebook/dp/B00UQGX8E8/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
She was determined to secure the succession, he was in it for the pleasure. Falling in love was not part of the arrangement.
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Rake's Honour (Beautiful Brazen Brightwells Book 1) by [Oakley, Beverley]

https://www.amazon.com/Rakes-Honour-Beautiful-Brazen-Brightwells-ebook/dp/B00HYKK194/ref=pd_sim_351_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00HYKK194&pd_rd_r=Q214MW92MB60G3WD0Z38&pd_rd_w=ahqx6&pd_rd_wg=qoy5B&psc=1&refRID=Q214MW92MB60G3WD0Z38
Beautiful, impoverished Fanny Brightwell has a few scores to settle—and a heart to win—before she can secure the wealthy, aristocratic husband her ambitious mama demands.
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Black Dragon's Blood by [Philmar, Anita]

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Dragons-Blood-Anita-Philmar-ebook/dp/B0054H3W1I
Hi, Amanda Spencer, here. My only interest is finding my 1st husband’s killer, not marrying William VanHorn. Now to convince him of that fact.

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Western Historical: More Than Ready (Naked Bluff, Texas Book 4) by [Philmar, Anita]

https://www.amazon.com/Western-Historical-Ready-Naked-Bluff-ebook/dp/B00XLWMATS
Should I join the war between the states or find a wife? Do I know any girl I’d be willing to marry?

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Mating Rituals: Off-World Romantic Suspense by [Gayle, Tina]

https://www.amazon.com/Mating-Rituals-Off-World-Romantic-Suspense-ebook/dp/B005Q0CGCO
With problems at the mine, I don’t have time for the mating challenges. Nor do I want a husband. Now, how do I escape Stihl?
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Romance: New Adult & College Romance: My Best Friend's Ex: (Coming of Age short story) by [Gayle, Tina]

https://www.amazon.com/Romance-Adult-College-Friends-Coming-ebook/dp/B00XAO176O
I’ve been in love with Garrett Sawyer since high school. He married my best friend. Now, they are divorce. Should I give us a chance at the risk of losing my best friend?
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Seducing the Sheriff (Loving the Lawman Book 1) by [Ryan, Marie-Nicole]

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XJ8NZSV/
Half-dressed and going for naked… Starlight Tyler needs to lose her virginity pronto.
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Getting Lucky (The Marilyns Book 2) by [Graykowski, Katie]

http://a.co/6EqsWce
My name is Lucky Strickland. After my cheating husband introduced me to his secret family live on our reality TV show, he had the good grace to wrap his car around the nearest oak tree. Now, I’m stuck with the aftermath.

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Rum and Raindrops: A Blueberry Springs Sweet Romance by [Oram, Jean]

http://amzn.to/1H4Gd8l
One nature guide. One accidental forest fire. And one steamy investigator hot on her tail.
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Kiss Me at Last (A Wescott Springs Novella) by [Cortelyou, Holly]

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3NGALX
Wine, truffles and a remodel…welcome to Wescott Springs where finding love is a sweet & sexy small town romp!

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Luck of the Draw (Weston Family Series Book 1) by [Lence, Julie]

www.amazon.com/dp/B0063VOS4E
Betrayed by three women he trusted, Royce Weston has banned women not only from his ranch but from his life. Then he meets Paige at the poker tables. Sassy, spirited; she deals him a hand he can’t refuse.
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Meet Miss Anastasia Galipp: debutante, know-it-all, and spy. Her life is about to get VERY complicated.

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A Harley-riding Hollywood director and single mom’s life collides with her leading man’s when he is poisoned on the set.
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High school sweethearts meet 12 years later & sparks still fly. For the first time, they learn the truth of their breakup & who was responsible. Is it too late to rekindle the love once shared or will their dreams be shattered forever?
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Fairytales with a twist. Seven magical stories based on the original tales you only thought you knew.
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Rachel Hamilton comes to Stonehenge to celebrate her birthday on Summer Solstice, only to find herself trapped beneath the massive rhyolite bluestones with sexy wizard, Dewin Kingston, who convinces her that she is the key to their escape.
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Night of the Blue Moon (Blue Moon Magic Book 4) by [Crain, Lynn]

https://www.amazon.com/Night-Blue-Moon-Magic-Book-ebook/dp/B00VN4EPLM
Finding his true family is one thing. Wanting something he couldn’t have another.

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Alora's Love Potion: Warriors of Lemuria Short Story Collection by [Redd, Rosalie]

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZIYQQZ
Alora, a goddess from the planet Lemuria, accidentally drops a love potion through a portal. The small vial lands in Portland, Oregon’s Forest Park. Once discovered, the alluring liquid can ignite adventure and passion leading to a meant-to-be love for those that open it, if they’re brave enough to take the risk.

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Happy Reading!!!!

Author Links:

Caroline Clemmons: http://www.carolineclemmons.com

Valerie: http://www.valerieullmer.com

Liese Sherwood-Fabre: http://www.liesesherwoodfabre.com/books.html

Beverley: http://www.beverleyoakley.com/

Jeanne: https://www.facebook.com/JeanneStJamesAuthor

Kris Pearson: http://www.krispearson.com

Frank H Jordan: http://frankhjordanauthor.blogspot.com.au/

Elaine Cantrell  https://www.facebook.com/elainepcantrell

Jacki: https://www.iamjackirenee.com

Alexa Padgett: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlexaPadgett/?ref=bookmarks

Nikki Lynn Barrett: https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLynnBarrettauthor

Barbara Bettis: https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraBettisAuthor

Sara Walter Ellwood: http://www.sarawalterellwood.com/

Casi: http://casimclean.com

Bridgitte Lesley: bridgittelesley.com

Mary: http://marywinter.com

P.J. MacLayne: https://facebook.com/pjmaclayne

Linda Rae Sande: https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Rae-Sande/e/B00BUYEI0S

Georgiana Fields: http://amazon.com/author/georgianafields

You can find Jan Meredith: https://www.facebook.com/Jan-Meredith-Author-180907778724775/

or: https://www.facebook.com/jan.meredith.121

Tina Glasneck: tglasneck.wixsite.com/tglasneck

Kris: https://www.facebook.com/krisjayneauthor/

Penelope: https://www.facebook.com/penelopemarzecbooks/

Cornelia Amiri:

https://www.amazon.com/CorneliaAmiri/e/B002BLFENY/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1489368651&sr=1-2-ent

Mary Marvella:  https://www.facebook.com/Mary-Marvella-Author-121044561311561/

Cheryl Wright: https://www.amazon.com/Cheryl-Wright/e/B0088GDSKM/

Anita Philmar: http://www.anitaphilmar.com/

Tina Gayle: http://www.tinagayle.com/

Marie-Nicole Ryan:  http://marienicoleryan.com/

Katie Graykowski: http://www.facebook.com/katie.graykowski

Jean Oram: http://www.jeanoram.com/FREEBOOK

Holly at https://www.facebook.com/HollyCortelyouAuthor/

Julie Lence: www,julielence.com

Jamaila Brinkley: http://www.jamailabrinkley.com

Tracey: http://www.traceycramerkelly.com/

Diana Stout: https://www.facebook.com/writerDianaStout/

Michelle: http://michellezieglerauthor.com/

Lynn Crain: https://www.facebook.com/LynnCrainAuthor/

Rosalie Redd: http://www.rosalieredd.com

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Falling in Love: Writing Romance that Goes Beyond Attraction by Ginger Monette

Please help me welcome author Ginger Monette with an interesting, informative article, and her Darcy’s Hope Saga…

Falling in Love: Writing Romance that Goes Beyond Attraction

by Ginger Monette

Have you ever wondered how couples fall in love?

As a romance novelist, it’s my job to weave a story that gives readers a front row seat to watch the unfolding of a beautiful love story.

But how does a couple get from Hello my name is” (or even I despise you”) to You’re my soulmate and I want to spend the rest of my life with you?”

Having been disappointed by numerous novels where the couple claimed to suddenly “be in love” without actually “falling in love,” I went on a quest to investigate this mysterious process of falling head over heels. What I discovered changed my writing.

I dissected some fifty romance novels and made notes. All the couples had hefty doses of attraction, but the most satisfying stories went beyond attraction to something deeper. They showed the characters passing through four phases that moved them step by step from “meh” (or downright hatred) to wowie-zowie he’s the most wonderful person in the world.” And each phase seemed to be characterized by distinct thought patterns. See if you think these phases and thought patterns ring true to real life—particularly if at first Prince Charming seemed to be more of a frog than a prince.

Acknowledgement of him:

-Acknowledges some good quality about him (talented, kind, generous, etc)

-Finds him attractive

-Hyper aware of him, or hyper critical of his shortcomings (which often signals preoccupation or a subconscious denial of admiration)

-Acknowledges an attraction, but blows it off

Appreciation of his good qualities:

-Defends his character while not necessarily liking him

-Is genuinely thankful for a good quality

-Beginning to warm towards him

-Not so judgmental towards him

-More willing to consider his opinion on a matter

Admiration:

-Takes his advice

-Imitates quality or action of his

-Admits her initial criticism or objections were exaggerated or biased

-Curiosity grows—willing to spend more time in his company

-Acknowledges similar values or mutual interests

-Finds she is thinking (fondly) of him more and more

Adoration

-Openly acknowledges her love/warm feelings for him

-Desires to be in his company

-Thinks he is wonderful

-Thinks he is perfect match

-Misses him painfully when he is gone

-Thinks about him constantly

So how did this awareness of stages change my writing? In my novel Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes, I kept these four stages and behaviours in mind as I crafted scenes. They became an outline of sorts that I wove with compelling action, mystery, suspense, and historical detail. I made sure the couple had ample opportunity to interact on a deep level, then continually gave voice to the heroine’s evolving inner thoughts to show their romance was based on more than physical attraction and chemistry.

Using this approach produced not only a thrilling story, but gives readers a deep sense of satisfaction as they watch the heroine’s tiny bud of acknowledgement open into appreciation, then expand with admiration, and finally blossom into full adoration.

Don’t we all ultimately desire a romance built on a foundation of compatibility and emotional intimacy rather than just a pitter-pattering heart?

What do you think? Add your comments to the conversation below.

The Darcy’s Hope Saga 

Website: GingerMonette.com

Author’s Facebook: is here or https://www.facebook.com/Ginger-Monette-Author-612096318934524/

Video trailer Beauty from Ashes link is here or https://youtu.be/px2fUiZdpGI?t=3s

Purchase Links: Feel free to use just the universal links if you’d like.

-Darcy’s Hope Beauty from Ashes:

Universal link for all retailers. https://books2read.com/u/47kXOj

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-Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey:

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-Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M6A76CZ/

 

Blurb

Downton Abbey Meets Pride & Prejudice!

Escape to the era of Downton Abbey and experience all the drama of World War 1 alongside Jane Austen’s iconic Elizabeth Bennet & Fitzwilliam Darcy. You’ll watch their tender love unfold as they learn to work together and reconcile their differences at a field hospital only miles from the Front. When injury and espionage separate the couple, Darcy is crushed. But Donwell Abbey holds a secret that just might change everything.

“…a stellar example of fine Austenesque literature. …an exceptionally moving story complete with a compelling plot, danger, mystery, action, introspection, vivid detail, and an emotionally wrought romance.” ~Austenesque Reviews

***** 90% of reviews are five star!

The Darcy’s Hope Saga:

Vol 1: Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes

Vol 2: Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey 

Video Trailer: youtu.be/px2fUiZdpGI?t=3s

 

Bio:

Winner of Char/Meck Library’s 2015 “Picture This” grand prize, Ginger Monette lives with her family in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she’s not writing historical romance, she enjoys dancing on the treadmill, watching period dramas, public speaking, and reading—a full-length novel every Sunday afternoon.

 

 

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For the Love of the Viscount ~ Callie Hutton

My friend Callie Hutton has a new release…check it out below. And, be sure to join her for her Facebook Release Party on March 21st where she’s giving away a Kindle Fire: https://www.facebook.com/events/210722956076083/ 

Find her books here: http://calliehutton.com/book/for-the-love-of-the-viscount/

 

Blurb:

Bluestocking Lady Elise Smith is a very content spinster. She holds intellectual gatherings and attends poetry readings, mind-improving lectures, and art shows. She runs her father’s household with quiet and determine efficiency, which is why she is absolutely stunned when Papa informs his three daughters that until Lady Elise is happily settled with—gasp—a husband, he will not consider offers for his two younger daughters.

Lord Simon St. George has happily watched one friend after another become leg-shackled, taking pride in the fact that his title is secured by a brother and nephew, so there is no reason to seek a wife for himself. When he sees a woman previously unknown to him at a ball, who seems to be hiding from the rest of the attendees, he is intrigued enough to introduce himself.

Simon sees a lovely, intelligent woman to pass the time with, Elise sees a man who can help her thwart her father by pretending they are courting. But even the best plans can go awry…

Excerpt:

“I do not want a husband. Ever. From what I’ve seen, they direct their wives’ lives, still maintain their own freedom, and a woman must bear it all with a smile.”

“So I take it your plan is to confuse and cripple every dance partner you have so no one will offer for you?” He grinned, unable to help how easy it was to do so in her company.

She tapped her finger on her chin. “That would be a good idea, but no.” She glanced sideways at him, a devilish smile on her lovely face. “What I have decided is to spend my time at balls hiding behind potted plants, and taking a number of breaks in the ladies’ retiring room.”

“No. It won’t work.”

She eyed him with raised eyebrows. “Why not?”

He touched her cheek. So soft. “You are too beautiful to hide behind anything.”

Lady Elise stilled, and then a slight blush rose from her neckline to her hairline. Had no one ever told her of her arresting appeal? Did she not have a mirror in her bedchamber? No woman who looked like her could avoid men. In fact, were she to dress in ashes and sackcloth, he doubted she would go unnoticed.

“Thank you for your kind words, my lord. But that is still my plan.” She shrugged. “I have no other.”

“Please call me Simon. ‘Tis my given name and my friends use it.” He took her hand in his. “I hope we can be friends.”

Her eyes narrowed. “Only friends.”

Friends it would have to be. Although he’d felt a pull toward this woman from the time he’d first laid eyes on her, he also was not interested in marriage.  One did not have any other type of relationship with a gently reared woman, except friendship. “Yes. Agreed. You see I have been dodging the marriage minded mamas of the ton for a few years, myself. I know how to hold their darling daughters at arm’s length. I could give you some tips, and be your cohort in crime, as it were.”

“Why would you do that?”

“Because I love a challenge, and keeping away the hordes of men who will descend upon you is a true test of my abilities.” He gave her wink.

 

 

Bio:

Callie Hutton, the USA Today bestselling author of The Elusive Wife writes both Regency and western historical romance, with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs and her top cheerleader husband of many years. Her family also includes her daughter, son, and daughter-in-law. And twin grandsons “The Twinadoes.”

Callie loves to hear from readers. Contact her directly at calliehutton11@gmail.com or find her online at www.calliehutton.comSign up for her newsletter to receive information on new releases, appearances, contests and exclusive subscriber content. Visit her on FacebookTwitter and Goodreads.

Callie Hutton has written over twenty-five books, both western historical and Regency. See a complete list of her books: www.calliehutton.com  

 

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A Demon’s Witch by Tena Stetler #TWRP

Fellow AHA Author Tena Stetler is sharing about her Paranormal Romance, A Demon’s Witch

 

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Best selling author, Tena Stetler, uses her over-active imagination to spin tales of paranormal romance/suspense and cozy mysteries. Her spicy romances spin the adventures of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. From demons to faeries and witches to vampires her intriguing characters take roads less traveled to draw you into exciting tales that  engage the imagination and warm the heart.

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Tena’s Inspiration for A Demon’s Witch:

A Demon’s Witch was my debut novel and has remained close to my heart. A Demon’s Witch hit the market and garnered best seller status. It earned The Romantic Reviews Readers Choice 2016 Nominee in the paranormal romance category.   I love talking about this story.

The ideas begin to percolate as I sat in a beauty salon listening to the chatter from other customers. One woman swore she’d been approached by a vampire want-to-be.

This got me to thinking, which is scary in and of itself. What if the hairdresser was an alpha male, Demon Overlord of the Western Hemisphere that owned a multi-species salon in Washington DC? Enter a powerful witch, whose beauty caught the eye of the demon on a rainy day when she rushed into his salon. Now, unbeknownst to him, she is not any ordinary witch, but the little sister of the demon’s enforcer. Now you have a romance with unbelievable complications.

The story became a series, but the other planned books in the series took a strange turn when the majority of readers and reviewers clamored for the enforcer, Tristian’s story to be next in line. I’d never considered writing a book on the witch’s brother, the demon’s enforcer. But after mulling it over for several months and publishing three unrelated books,

I am excited to announce A Warlock’s Secrets (Tristian’s story) is awaiting cover art and will be published spring 2017. So please watch for it!

Tena’s contact links:

Website: http://www.tenastetler.com

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I hope you enjoy my blurb and peek into A Demon’s Witch:

Keeping a lid on all the paranormal beings inhabiting Washington D.C., is a daunting job. Bruce, a six hundred year old demon and the Territory Overlord of the Western Hemisphere, keeps his finger on the pulse of DC’s power players through the activities at his highly successful Wycked Hair Salon. His movie star good looks and body builder physique keeps his dance card full and the rumor mills running.  Within these walls, his anonymity is safe, mostly.

Bruce’s world spins out of control when Angelique, a pint size, gorgeous witch, with an attitude breezes through the doors of his salon. She is the younger sister of Tristian, Bruce’s long time trusted enforcer, whose professional skills are second to none. Tristian is furious at the relationship between Bruce and Angelique, a dangerous situation, but something darker threatens them all. Will undeniable attraction between demon and witch tear their worlds apart?

Excerpt:

At two in the morning he awoke feeling her restlessness, listening he heard her soft sobs. He pulled on his black silk lounge pants and grabbed the robe from the foot of his bed. Padding silently in his bare feet down the hall, he paused at her bedroom door just as her anguished scream filled the room. He was at the side of her bed a second later. Gathering her onto his lap, he held her unyielding body to his until her flailing limbs quieted and her troubled violet eyes opened. Cognizant of where she was now and with whom, she flung her arms around his neck and clung tight as shivers racked her slight frame.

Megan came running from the other wing of the house where the staff lived during the week. “Is everything all right?” She peeked inside Angie’s bedroom door.

“Just a nightmare, nothing to worry about. She’s awake now.

“Oh no my Lord,” Megan said in a low frantic whisper.

“Don’t call me that,” he growled, his amber eyes tinged with orange glowed in the dark room.

“Sorry. There’s something dark and dangerous chasing that one.” She nodded in Angie’s direction. “It’s not of this world.”

He lowered his voice and spoke kindly. “Go back to bed, I’ve got this handled.” He paused for a beat exhaling slowly. “For now.”

 

Buy Link: AMAZON  http://amzn.com/1509203087

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