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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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Friday Fragment Contest – #Giveaway #FunGame #BookLovers – March 17, 2017

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Happy Friday and welcome to my weekly contest –

Below you will find three different books, by three different authors, and beneath each, you will find three different short excerpts. Only one excerpt is from the listed book. Using the form at the bottom of the post, enter your guesses as to which excerpt is correct for each book. Once a month, I will draw a name from all those who attempt a guess on this game, AND on my Facebook SpotaLie game (check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAliciaDean/) The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Each week, the first person to guess all 3 correctly receives an additional entry. (TIP: Click on each link and read the blurbs for a better chance at guessing correctly) – Remember, you get an entry just for guessing!

In addition to filling out the contact form, we’d also love it if you would comment, whether it is about your guesses, the books, the authors, etc. (when we offer extra giveaways, commenting is usually the only way to enter.) Last week’s Giveaway winners: Mary Anne Landers won a $5 Amazon Gift Card and Elf won an Ebook or audiobook set of all three Jane Barnaby Adventures books by J.J. DiBenedetto. Congrats, ladies!

Have fun!

Terms and Conditions: No purchase necessary to win. There is no limit on how many times one entrant can win. You do not have to guess correctly to be entered in the monthly drawing.

 

*** The game runs from the day it’s posted through the following Friday morning when the next post goes up, so feel free to send your guesses in and comment any time during that week. In order to stay up to date on each post, follow my blog by signing up in the column to the right. 

 

Extra Giveaways!!! (Last week’s winner is Elf…I think she’s owed a few gifts from the week before. I’ll be in touch soon, Elf, my apologies!)

Stephanie Berget is offering an E-copy of Sweet Cowboy Kisses

Colleen L Donnelly is offering a $5 Amazon gift card

 

(Must be ‘Cowboy’ week :))

Book 1:

Sweet Cowboy Kisses by Stephanie Berget

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Cowboy-Kisses-Coated-Cowboys-ebook/dp/B01N39F0F2/ref=la_B00CJYM8KK_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487940775&sr=1-4

Find Stephanie Here: http://www.stephanieberget.com

Snippet A:

When she cleared her throat, he jerked his eyes up to her face. “It won’t do you any good to talk to my breasts. Like most women, it’s my brain that answers questions.” A smart ass and she’d caught him red-handed. His cheeks warmed. Damn it, he was blushing. This woman was not at all what he needed. Time to end this. “I have a ranch, the Circle W. We need a camp cook. A man.” Her eyes narrowed, and her body tensed. “It looks like you need any kind of cook you can get.” She held her hand out, indicating the empty café. “Not a lot of takers.”

Snippet B:

Mother of all things holy! The doorway to the café was filled with Wranglers and muscles and cool gray eyes. He’d had aged well, if she could call twenty-eight aging. The lines of his face had thinned and his muscles were more defined. She found it hard to look away. What was wrong with her brain? She was hardworking, smart and knew enough to take care of herself. Why did the mere sight of this man turn her into a five year old coveting a candy bar?

Snippet C:

Holy neutrons! The heat coming from his gaze nearly set her heart on fire and she leaned toward him. He jerked away like she had Spotted Fever. To cover her embarrassment, she went on the offensive. “I’m a pretty good horseback rider already, right? Maybe even a prodigy.” When he only grunted, she continued. “I might even win the Grand Prix like National Velvet. And I’ll give you all the credit as my trainer.” “National Velvet rode in the Grand National. The Grand Prix is a dressage competition. I don’t do either of those.”

 

Book 2:

The Cowboy’s Triple Surprise by Barbara White Daille

Buy Link: https://www.amzn.com/dp/B01HB74HZ8

Find Barbara Here: http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com

Snippet A:

He came to a stop beside her, not too near, but close enough to see the long sweep of her lashes as she kept her eyes down, her gaze focused on her work. Close enough to smell the same flowery perfume she had worn last summer when he’d danced with her at the wedding and, a few nights later, when he had slept with her in her bed. He gulped another mouthful of sweet tea and nearly choked on it. She never looked his way. That only made him more determined to get her attention.

Snippet B:

“I appreciate all you’ve done,” she told him, “but I’m fine now. Really. And I won’t be alone. I told you, I have a friend dropping by.” She had called that friend deliberately to give herself an out. Maybe it was the coward’s way out. She couldn’t help that now. Ordinarily, she would stand up for herself and her kids and send this man packing. But somehow, she couldn’t seem to gather the strength to do that. Or to face another argument with him and all the memories that would surface along with it.

Snippet C:

Things could have been different, too, if he hadn’t left. But he had left—without giving her time to find a way to tell him about her pregnancy. Yet in all honesty, how could she put one hundred percent of the blame on him? *Suppose you’d given me the news a long time ago?* he had asked. *How do you know I wouldn’t have stayed in town then?* He’d said nothing about staying with her. She was the one with the long-held dreams of settling down with him someday. Dreams it seemed she couldn’t forget even now.

 

Book 3:

Mine to Tell by Colleen L Donnelly

Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Mine-Tell-Colleen-L-Donnelly/dp/1628300027/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454378481&sr=8-1&keywords=mine+to+tell

Find Colleen here: http://www.colleenldonnelly.com/

Snippet A:

He’d come to feel optimistic about us again, hopeful I’d give in so things could return to his kind of normal. I smiled on the outside while he visited. I smiled for him, smiled for my parents, and even smiled to placate my brother. But I cried when he left, sad that he was so happy over what was nothing more than a weak pretense on my part, and sadder yet because I missed him so. Missed him on the inside, in the places where he’d never, ever, been and where I feared he never would be.

Snippet B:

“I can tell you one thing, she’s your mama’s daughter, and your mama sure doesn’t need any makeup. I know.” James looked for his mama again in Mr. Morgan’s dark eyes. Did Mr. Morgan see her the same way Pop did, and that’s why makeup was forbidden? Mama would probably laugh at all this talk about beauty, she with her faded dresses and unpinned hair. James wanted to laugh like she would, but something in Mr. Morgan’s eyes stopped him. “Your mama’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever known,” Mr. Morgan said.

Snippet C:

Hearing his voice and seeing his expression ignited tiny flames inside me. Flames that had flickered quietly far too long, done little more than lick the surface of my imagination. Until that day. Each time he spoke after that, something in me flared to life and heated me up from within, bringing what Mama called an unladylike glimmer to my eye. A glimmer that was identical to the one I saw in his eyes, but she never knew that. I never talked about Raymond to her. I didn’t dare.

 

 

 

Correct answers & winner of the extra entry from last week:

The first person to guess correctly was… Juli, who will receive an extra entry. Congrats!

Last week’s answers:

Book 1: The Beachcombers – A

Book 2: Last Chance – B

Book 3: Fate Captured – C

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Friday Fragment Contest – #Giveaway #FunGame #BookLovers – March 10, 2017

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Happy Friday and welcome to my weekly contest –

Below you will find three different books, by three different authors, and beneath each, you will find three different short excerpts. Only one excerpt is from the listed book. Using the form at the bottom of the post, enter your guesses as to which excerpt is correct for each book. Once a month, I will draw a name from all those who attempt a guess on this game, AND on my Facebook SpotaLie game (check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAliciaDean/) The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Each week, the first person to guess all 3 correctly receives an additional entry. (TIP: Click on each link and read the blurbs for a better chance at guessing correctly) – Remember, you get an entry just for guessing!

In addition to filling out the contact form, we’d also love it if you would comment, whether it is about your guesses, the books, the authors, etc. (when we offer extra giveaways, commenting is usually the only way to enter.) Last week’s Giveaway winners: Mary Anne Landers won a $5 Amazon Gift Card and Elf won an Ebook or audiobook set of all three Jane Barnaby Adventures books by J.J. DiBenedetto. Congrats, ladies!

Have fun!

Terms and Conditions: No purchase necessary to win. There is no limit on how many times one entrant can win. You do not have to guess correctly to be entered in the monthly drawing.

 

*** The game runs from the day it’s posted through the following Friday morning when the next post goes up, so feel free to send your guesses in and comment any time during that week. In order to stay up to date on each post, follow my blog by signing up in the column to the right. 

 

Extra Giveaways!!! 

From Stephanie Queen: Ebook of box set: Scotland Yard Exchange Romantic Suspense: The Complete 5 Book Series

From Michelle O’Leary: Ebook of Vessel of Power (pdf, mobi, or epub) – info link http://a.co/fD9Etv2

 

Book 1:

The Beachcombers by Stephanie Queen

Buy link: http://amzn.to/2mllk3f

Find Stephanie here:  www.StephanieQueen.com

Snippet A:

“I have the advantage of knowing the island like my own balls.” He winked at her. “What’s your story?” He waited. Not even blinking. She refused to flinch. What kind of man could go from gracious to crass in so short a space of time? She wouldn’t respond to his baiting. She would tough him out. She’d done it before with crasser men than him. “I’m a beach bunny who knows how to shoot straight. What’s your story?” “You leave the shootin’ to me, bunny. Stick to playing heiress surfer.” “You forgot to tell me your story.” “No story. I’ve been around the block. If the world could be called a block. Shot and caught my share of bad guys. I owe the governor, so here I am.”

Snippet B:

“You don’t seem the type to take risks,” she said. “I’m a cop.” It was true. He took risks all the time as a cop and before that, as a special ops soldier. But he handled his personal life in the opposite way. Or he had up until now. “I could have sworn you would go for the kindergarten teacher type.” “And what type are you?” “Unlike you…” She slid her hand inside the waistband of his pants. He said nothing. Didn’t prompt her. Maybe because his teeth were clenched. With her voice scraping over him and leaving him raw and exposed she said, “I am a risk taker.” He managed to respond, albeit in a raspy voice. “What makes you think I’m not?” “Are you?” He took a deep breath. “A boat in the harbor is always safe. But that’s not what a boat is built for.” She laughed. “Well then,” she paused, caressed the tender skin of his belly as she slid her hand lower. “Let’s take your boat out of the harbor and go for a ride.”

Snippet C:

Dane was lucky more than smart. Lucky more than charming. Shana might have left the island and him for good. He had no idea why she hadn’t put her bags on a ferry, taken off from Martha’s Vineyard and never looked back. Instead, she had moved a few blocks away. It felt like she was on the dark side of the moon.

 

Book 2:

Last Chance by Michelle O’Leary

Buy Link: http://a.co/6vkX0zz

Find Michelle here: http://molearyauthor.wixsite.com/michelleoleary

Snippet A:

“You should have at least worn a coat,” he growled. As if she hadn’t thought of that already. She rolled her eyes. “Nobody likes a know-it-all. Could you just…?” She froze when he lifted a hand toward her face, gulping the rest of her words. What was he doing? Gaze flashing to his, she couldn’t move, couldn’t speak. His eyes glittered golden fire streaked with dusky green, his face intent and absorbed. When his fingertips touched the side of her neck, she gasped and leaned closer.

Snippet B:

He caught her arm before she could slip into the Shadow. “Is broken how you see me?” Her head rose slowly as if she were reluctant to meet his gaze. A furrow creased her brow and something like pain darkened her green eyes. “No, I don’t see you as broken.” In that moment, he believed her. Maybe it was just something he needed to believe, or maybe it was the look in her eyes. The hint of darkness made him ache to hold her. He could drown in those eyes.

Snippet C:

She held very still, fighting the pull of him, the pure, magnetic energy which demanded a response. He’d be hard to resist in an interrogation room. Suns help her, he was hard to resist outside of one. Would he be this demanding in bed? She blinked at the errant thought and a flush of heat rose up over her skin. Now was not the time for her libido to kick in, but his gaze didn’t waver from hers and she was having trouble thinking.

 

Book 3:

Fate Captured (Spicy romance) by MM Jaye

Buy Link: http://a.co/hUudygl

Find MM Here: https://fb.com/MMJayeauthor

Snippet A:

His nostrils flared as he sniffed the air, and his gaze landed on the skillet. A vertical line between his brows darkened his gaze. “I cooked for you.” “Who let you in?” My shoulders bunched at the sound of his voice, succumbing to the need to cower before him. “I let myself in.” “The door is locked.” My eyes flicked to the window. “I got in through there.” “Why?” “To cook for you.” “To cook for me?” I took a step forward. If this man was to hire me, I needed to assert myself. “Katerina at the Kavos Hotel told me that you need a cook. I can cook for you.”

Snippet B:

Alex took two silent steps on the thick carpet and was now standing right next to her. Monica stood up mechanically. Her mind raced trying to unjam the clutter of words clogging it. She put out a hand in a brusque move. “Brown-red of Fanari and Gray of Alivery.” Alex raised his full black brows. “Excuse me?” “The … marble. The types of marble down in the lobby and up here,” she said, aware that a “Nice to meet you” might just have been a better way to introduce herself.

Snippet C:

“Was that Plan B or a payback?” At the sound of the guy’s low, deep voice, her heart rate went from fast to frantic. “What was?” Hot guy quirked a thick, dark brow. “Do you make a habit of throwing yourself at men, or was that your way of getting back at me for not falling for your little dance routine earlier?” Anger thickened her blood to the point of clotting it, and her heartbeat markedly dropped. “Did you just imply I stumbled on purpose?”

 

 

Correct answers & winner of the extra entry from last week:

Last week must have been a tough one, no one guessed correctly. 

Last week’s answers:

Book 1  Forbidden Colours – A

Book 2 Finders Keepers – C

Book 3 Decades of Love – C

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Prey for Me by TR Fischer ~ Author Interview & #Giveaway!!

Author TR Fischer is sharing an interesting interview, and an intriguing new release. PLUS – she’s giving away a book!!

Giveaway: One free paper copy to the winner. Name will be drawn from those who sign up for my email list here: http://eepurl.com/biBxqn

The winner will be chosen March 16th. Entries (signups) are closed after March 15, 2017 

 

Excerpt:

Patrick crouched behind Lacy in the cargo area behind the driver’s seat. The muzzle of his gun jabbed the nape of her neck. She followed his commands until she neared the end of Center Street. They were headed out of town. Her gut told her not to go. But her gut didn’t have a solution for the weapon aimed at her brain stem. On the other hand, if she did as he said, she would end up dead. Or worse.

As Lacy ferried herself closer to that fate, fear somehow gave way to reason. Why wait? And why give Patrick the reins? If she died, it didn’t have to be at his hand. In fact, it didn’t have to happen at all. Like Roy said—he was only one man. She ran through her options. There was no way she could wrestle his gun away. But car wrecks killed people every day. Especially when they weren’t wearing seat belts. Hers was in place but Patrick was in an open space. Given the right circumstances, he could become a human projectile.

“Turn left at the corner,” Patrick ordered.

It was a four-way stop. A car crossed the intersection opposite her. The driver gave Lacy an appreciative glance as he passed and Patrick jerked her by the hair. “Stop looking at him. I don’t want you looking at men.”

She bit back a cry, refusing to give him the satisfaction of knowing he’d caused her pain. “Do you want me to crash?” Lacy surprised herself with the harsh tone she used, especially given the dread this day had conjured in her mind for so long. But it was as though his abuse made a dam burst inside her causing all the emotion she’d fought so hard to contain to surge over the spillway. It all melded together into cold rage.

“Mother is angry. She expected us weeks ago.”

Lacy let that go. “That was you at the coffee shop, wasn’t it?” She used a tremulous voice. It was important that he believe she was still afraid. And she was—just not of him. What she had decided to do was going to hurt. There was an upside to Patrick coming to Brookton. This was her town. She’d lived here all her life, knew every turn in every road. Lacy flicked on the left blinker and drove through the intersection, anxious fingers tapping the steering wheel.

“How did you know?” Patrick sounded surprised.

“I smelled your cologne.” That was why her nightmares had returned, she finally realized. Just like the night he’d snuck into her apartment. An internal alarm had tried to warn her. Lacy drove west on a two-lane highway. Adrenaline set her stomach on fire. The property she had in mind had been vacant for months. There was a big tree at the side of the road. If she hit it just right …

One advantage of having an older brother was what he had taught her about cars, particularly the rear wheel drive variety. Jack had driven a truck in high school. This would be like the donuts they did in snowy parking lots. Except for the part where she slammed into the tree. Even if it didn’t work, death by tree was preferable to death by Patrick.

The van rounded the bend. Lacy hit the gas and sucked in a breath. She pulled the wheel hard to the right. The van creaked and bounced as it careened over uneven ground. Patrick lost his grip on her seat and slammed into the left wall. The gun clattered to the floor, giving her some measure of relief.

 

Wow, sounds like an excellent read, TR. And, my daughter’s name is Lacey (with an ‘e’). 🙂

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

My husband and I raise bison near Denver, Colorado. Our miniature beagle, Misty, pretends she’s a shepherd when it’s time to move the bison between pastures. We have four grown children who, like us, lead adventurous lives.

Sounds amazing. I bet you live in a gorgeous area. Where did you get the idea for Prey for Me? Why did you choose this genre (is it something you’ve written in before)? Was there anything unusual, any anecdote about this book, the characters, title, process, etc, you’d like to share? What is the most difficult thing about writing a book? What was the most difficult thing about this one in particular?

Prey For Me was my first book. The title is a play on words that stems from the relationship between my main character and her stalker. I came up with it early on and it stuck. The seeds for the story came from an intense dream I had. I wrote it in my journal. The motivation to move forward with it came from an impending change in my life. My husband was going to start commuting to work out of state and I knew I would need something to occupy me so I didn’t start binging or get addicted to late night TV. So, why not try my hand at writing?

I wouldn’t exactly say I chose romantic suspense so much as it chose me. The story idea came to me and wouldn’t leave me alone. The scenes in my head left me no choice but romantic suspense. I enjoy writing this genre because I’m a suspense junkie and a romance buff. It’s like peanut butter and chocolate! What’s not to like?

I’m a research geek. While working on Prey For Me, I interviewed several people who have medical knowledge beyond my own. That said, nothing is the same as real life experience. In one scene, my main female character is dehydrated. While I was polishing that scene, my son became dehydrated after a long day at an amusement park. He was unable to drive safely so his friends brought him home so I could take him to the ER. While I was very concerned about his condition, the trip there was rather entertaining and highly informative as to how dehydration can affect people. Suffice to say, I thought he was high. So did the docs…until they saw how he came back after some IV fluids and got his blood work back.

The biggest challenge I faced was not having written a novel before. In truth, I’d never written even a short story. I had done a lot of business writing and it always came easy, but the idea of penning (or keyboarding) an entire novel was daunting. I relied on a critique group to help me see the flaws in the story and the weaknesses in my writing. Their input was invaluable. Making it to THE END and getting strong reviews from readers boosted my confidence.

Your debut novel with no past experience? I’m impressed! Do you have another occupation, other than writer? If so, what is it and do you like it?

I do hair for weddings and special events. It’s a lot of fun and gives me some great writing fodder.

What was your first job?

I cared for an elderly spinster who lived all alone in a large mansion. There was a tiger skin on top of her grand piano. Her family was a founding family in our town and I was fascinated by her personal and family history.

Fascinating! You’ve had some great experiences. What do you want readers to come away with after they read Prey For Me?

An appetite for more of my books!

Ha, that’s excellent! What genre have you never written that you’d like to write?

I think I have at least one literary fiction book waiting its turn to be written by me.

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

They come from my imagination but I base some of their characteristics on people I have met or have interviewed.

Who is the most famous person you have ever met?

Okay, this is going to date me… When we lived in LA, we were friends with Leroy Smith. Now, it’s not likely you know who that is, but he used to be a pro basketball player in the European league. He told us he’d played ball with Michael Jordan in college and that they were very good friends. This was back when Michael was a household name. He told us about a time when Michael was just on the cusp of his fame; They were at a McDonalds and one of the workers said, “Are you Michael Jordan?” Michael replied, No, I’m Leroy Smith,” so he could get out of there easily. To be honest, we thought Leroy had embellished his story. Several weeks later, we were watching the Chicago Bulls playing on TV and during halftime, they played an interview with Michael and Leroy where Michael told the exact same story! Here’s Leroy’s Wikipedia page that tells a lot about their relatnonship: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_Smith We had a good laugh with Roy the next time we saw him.

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

I don’t have just one favorite, but a new-to-me author whose writing really draws me in is Dennis LeHane. I recently read his book, Moonlight Mile and couldn’t put it down. The book was set in Boston, a city I wanted to move to after high school (though I ended up in California).

What really strikes me about his writing is the level of detail he brings into the setting without making me yawn and want to skip pages. Okay, there’s also the fact that his suspense gripped me by the throat and didn’t let go. No formulaic contrivances needed, just fresh story with interesting plot twists. A truly creative writer.

I agree…I adore him!! If you haven’t read the entire Patrick Kenzie series, then you’re missing out. Check out A Drink Before the War, then keep reading from there. Trust me! 🙂 Thanks so much for joining us today, TR.

TR’s question for readers: What keeps you in a story?

 

Links:

Website: http://www.trfischer.com/books.html

Facebook author page link: https://www.facebook.com/TRFischerAuthor/

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

Twitter handle: @tr_author

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/TR-Fischer/e/B00PR7C9A0/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1470100721&sr=1-2-ent

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8445393.T_R_Fischer

 

Universal link for E-books

https://www.books2read.com/Prey-For-Me

 

Kindle Buy Link:

https://www.amazon.com/Prey-Me-Colorado-Tempest-Book-ebook/dp/B00MPP5K26/

Paper Version on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Prey-Me-Colorado-Tempest-Book/dp/099649362X/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1480734480&sr=8-1&keywords=prey+for+me++by+tr+fischer

 

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Friday Fragment Contest – #Giveaway #FunGame #BookLovers – March 3, 2017

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Happy Friday and welcome to my weekly contest –

Below you will find three different books, by three different authors, and beneath each, you will find three different short excerpts. Only one excerpt is from the listed book. Using the form at the bottom of the post, enter your guesses as to which excerpt is correct for each book. Once a month, I will draw a name from all those who attempt a guess on this game, AND on my Facebook SpotaLie game (check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAliciaDean/) The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

The February winner of the $25 Amazon gift card is Mary Anne Landers…congratulations, Mary Anne!

And, the winner of Ruth Kaufman’s ebook giveaway is Nancy Burgess, who will receive a free copy of At His Command. Congrats to Nancy!

Each week, the first person to guess all 3 correctly receives an additional entry. (TIP: Click on each link and read the blurbs for a better chance at guessing correctly) – Remember, you get an entry just for guessing!

In addition to filling out the contact form, we’d also love it if you would comment, whether it is about your guesses, the books, the authors, etc. (when we offer extra giveaways, commenting is the only way to enter.)

Have fun!

Terms and Conditions: No purchase necessary to win. There is no limit on how many times one entrant can win. You do not have to guess correctly to be entered in the monthly drawing.

 

*** The game runs from the day it’s posted through the following Friday morning when the next post goes up, so feel free to send your guesses in and comment any time during that week. In order to stay up to date on each post, follow my blog by signing up in the column to the right. 

 

Extra Giveaways!!! 

From Nicole Fitton: A $5 Amazon gift card awaits one lucky reader. The winner will be chosen at random Please leave a comment in the comments box to be in with a chance of winning. Good luck!

From J.J. DiBenedetto: Ebook or audiobook set of all three Jane Barnaby Adventures books

 

Book 1:

Forbidden Colours by Nicole Fitton

Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Colours-Nicole-Fitton-ebook/dp/B01N0BXSYV/

Contact Link – www.nicolefittonauthor.com

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Snippet A:

Even though buried, her memories continued to breathe under the mountain of life she’d lived. Dare she even speak of them? Their place of residence had become an unmarked grave in her history. Her family had a right to know, after everything that had happened. His world was dark and full of shadows; where would she begin? For over 25 years she had told no one. Now she was being drawn back into his world. It was a time she wanted to forget. The tie that had been bound to her so tightly was about to be broken.

Snippet B:

“It really is good to see you.” His eyes flickered upwards and there it was bam right between her eyes– delight, this time unmasked and blatant. She felt ashamed, a double-dealer. It was not supposed to be like this. It was supposed to be crisp white linen, clear blue cloudless skies. Instead it was clandestine iron ore that left a stain on your hands. Anne of Green Gables would not approve. She sat hands clasped together unable to make eye contact. It would only take a split second for Tony to understand.

Snippet C:

Well that was very bold of me wasn’t it, she thought, not sure where this confident version of herself had come from. Maybe it was the shopping, maybe the shopping made her bold! It was a type of therapy after all! ‘As long as I’m not intruding?’ ‘No no, please intrude away, intrude as much as you like… I mean….’ Stuttering and blushing again, the man must think I’m a bloody moron. Thankfully there was no evidence of the oversized biscuit…at least he won’t think I’m a glutton as well, that’s one blessing.

 

Book 2:

Finders Keepers by J.J. DiBenedetto

Buy Link: http://books2read.com/FindersKeepers

Find J.J. Here: http://www.writingdreams.net

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Snippet A:

“What do you want me to do? I had one idea, and it’s a good idea but you keep screaming at me not to do it, so tell me what you do want!” What Jane wanted was for Sheryl to move over and let her take the wheel, but that wasn’t exactly a viable option at the moment. As a plan B, the only thing she could think of was the next exit. A couple of minutes ago, it had been twenty kilometers away, but at their current speed, surely they’d covered at least half that distance.

Snippet B:

This was a bad idea. How many horror movies had she seen in her life? Was going down into the basement ever a good idea, in any of them? Did it ever end well? Jane knew the answers, but she went down the stairs all the same. She tried to step softly, but they creaked anyway. Whoever was down there had to know they were coming. She continued down regardless, and when she got to the bottom, she called out, “Tishy?”

Snippet C:

“You know that expression ‘if looks could kill’ really is just an expression, right? You can stare at me like that all night if you want, but I’m not changing my mind.” When she’d told him her new plan, Jane had worried, just for a moment or two, that Tom might try to grab the wheel or do something else equally drastic. She wasn’t sure what would have happened if he had; fighting for control of the car with a hostile passenger had not come up in her Driver’s Ed classes back in high school.

 

Book 3:

Decades of Love by Sin City Romance Writers (Lynn Crain is one of them.)

Buy Link: http://mybook.to/DecadesofLove

Find Lynn Here: https://www.facebook.com/LynnCrainAuthor

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Snippet A:

Hell, who was she kidding? Once she got back, her life would be anything but well-ordered as she’d be unique, being someone who had successfully time-travelled. Unfortunately, that would all be kept within the confines of the Time Travel Bureau as the world could never know how they were kept safe from the Desmond Draeggers of the world. They’d even made her sign a non-disclosure document before MI6 would let her step inside their damn time travel device.

Snippet B:

“That’s all for now and it’s most of what I know. But we all share the same concerns as I’m sure you have. Javed has the specifics on our next contact. And please don’t get mad at me for the unconventional way I have instructed him to give those orders to you. It was necessary.” I turned to look at him suspiciously. “What is she talking about?”

Snippet C:

She stared at him and again noticed his eyes. Like the sky in Nevada – blue, deep, and endless. She could watch them all day, but the force of his hand nearly knocked her on her ass. She blinked several times and remembered where she was. Her throat constricted, and it was everything she could do not to puke. Her eyes darted around her for a moment or two, as her mind rearranged the morning into the right scenario. The slap was probably the best thing he could have done for her.

*** The book is on pre-order right now for an incredible $0.99. We plan to do giveaways the week of release (Feb 28 through March 6.) More details can be found on the Sin City Romance Writers Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SinCityRomanceWriters/

…thanks for having me!

 

 

Correct answers & winner of the extra entry from last week:

The first person who guessed correctly was Kristina Oden, who wins an additional entry in the March  contest. Congrats, Kristina!

Last week’s answers:

Book 1 – In Your Arms: Correct Snippet: B

Book 2 – My Once & Future Love: Correct Snippet: C

Book 3 – Soul Seducer: Correct Snippet: B

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Friday Fragment Contest – #Giveaway #FunGame #BookLovers – February 24, 2017

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Happy Friday and welcome to my weekly contest –

Below you will find three different books, by three different authors, and beneath each, you will find three different short excerpts. Only one excerpt is from the listed book. Using the form at the bottom of the post, enter your guesses as to which excerpt is correct for each book. Once a month, I will draw a name from all those who attempt a guess on this game, AND on my Facebook SpotaLie game (check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAliciaDean/) The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Each week, the first person to guess all 3 correctly receives an additional entry. (TIP: Click on each link and read the blurbs for a better chance at guessing correctly)

In addition to filling out the contact form, we’d also love it if you would comment, whether it is about your guesses, the books, the authors, etc. Have fun!

Terms and Conditions: No purchase necessary to win. There is no limit on how many times one entrant can win. You do not have to guess correctly to be entered in the monthly drawing.

 

*** The game runs from the day it’s posted through the following Friday morning when the next post goes up, so feel free to send your guesses in and comment any time during that week. In order to stay up to date on each post, follow my blog by signing up in the column to the right. – ***Since a winner’s name will be drawn on Tuesday, February 28th, any guesses after that will be counted in the March drawing. The correct answers will still be posted Friday, March 3.

 

Extra Giveaway!!!

One lucky commenter will receive a FREE Ebook of Ruth Kaufman’s AT HIS COMMAND

 

Book 1:

In Your Arms by Shannyn Schroeder

Buy Link:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DRXCGGM/

Find Shannyn here: http://www.shannynschroeder.com

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Snippet A  

He opened the door and strode in. She had the radio on and he knew she couldn’t hear him. He leaned against the wall in the hallway at the epicenter of the apartment and waited. She wouldn’t be able to go anywhere without seeing him. Within a minute she emerged from her bedroom wearing a skimpy robe while reading the label on a jar. Although he hadn’t moved, it was like she felt his presence and looked up. Everything froze. Her eyes widened. Then she screamed, threw the jar at him.

Snippet B

“Something tells me I should be worried about a chick who carries duct tape in her trunk.” She suddenly realized how bad that sounded and laughed too. Nothing about this day was going right. “I have it for emergencies, not to tie up my captives.” He crossed his arms, causing his shirt to tighten on his biceps and drawing her eye to a tattoo peeking out. He smiled and added, “Maybe I should take your picture to let my friends know who I’m with in case I disappear.” Oh, man. He was cute. She didn’t want him to be cute.

Snippet C

His breathing was slightly faster than normal. At least he had the excuse of lifting weights. All she’d done was walk down the stairs and ogle him. He bent and she shivered as his body lowered. He grabbed the basket and held it to the side. She tilted her face up. He stared into her eyes, but then his gaze traveled over her whole face, landing on her mouth. The look was so intense that she could almost feel the phantom pressure on her lips.

Book 2:

My Once & Future Love by Ruth Kaufman

Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B01DC8XXNM

Find Ruth Here: www.ruthkaufman.com

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Snippet A  

Adrian straightened, his desire to leave evaporating despite the awkward situation. The glazenwright was beautiful, with a delicate oval face, high cheekbones and a small, straight nose. He knew he was staring, but didn’t want to stop. There was something compelling about this woman aside from her lovely face, which was all he could see. Her heavy, serviceable black cloak and headdress concealed the rest. Her expression captured him. Not the simpering moue of court women, nor the lustful gleam of barmaids or the respectful, downcast eyes of servants. She radiated a quiet confidence he found enticing.

Snippet B  

He and his eight men sat alert, deep enough in the forest to avoid being seen while maintaining a clear view of the road through leafless branches. Nine armed men could frighten travelers. ‘Twas best to let them pass. Each man watched, each horse sinking deeper into chilling mire as a mud-covered, black palfrey plodded over the rise in the road, its long mane whipping in the frigid winds. “No rider,” Martin, the scout, murmured. “Look again,” Nicholas replied. At first he too had thought the horse was riderless. Now he could see a woman collapsed on the animal’s back.

Snippet C  

“It’s a bit late for such a warning.” Her smooth skin was ashen. A ribbon held thick auburn hair off her oval face, but a few long waves tumbled over her shoulders to tease his hands. She drew herself up as if gathering her composure. Many women would’ve collapsed by now, after receiving and helping a wounded stranger, then hiding him from soldiers who could return at any moment. He admired her strength of will. And her fine features, straight brows framing those golden eyes he couldn’t seem to look away from, her delicate nose and lips. Stunning, but thin.

Book 3:

Soul Seducer by Alicia Dean

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Seducer-Alicia-Dean-ebook/dp/B01M6YGVI3/ 

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Snippet A:

Finally, she forced her eyes open and found herself staring at a water-stained ceiling. When she turned her head to the left, she saw a window covered by thick drapes with a sliver of light showing between the panels. She scowled. Where was she?

“You’re awake.”

She gasped. The voice came from her right. It was coarse, deep and staticy, as if filtered through a speaker. She turned her head toward the voice and knew immediately she was in trouble. If she weren’t in trouble, the man sitting next to the bed probably wouldn’t be wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees hockey mask.

Snippet B:

She lifted her lashes, staring up at him, wanting to lose herself in his glittering blue gaze. Wanting to feel his hands on her body…his full, sensual lips on hers. Wanting to be swept away in whatever madness this was. It felt so strange, yet at the same time, exhilarating, compelling, irresistible…dangerous.

Yes, dangerous. Gulping in a breath, she stepped back. His touch fell away, breaking the strange hold he had on her.

“You! It was you there that night. In the alley…” Her breath came in short gasps as the odd yearning was replaced by fear. “Then again, at the hospital.” She shot her gaze around the room. “Where’s the other one? The blond guy? Who the hell are you?”

Snippet C:

Eyes tightly closed, she pressed her back to the desk, praying the robbers hadn’t heard her scream. I’m going to die…I’ll never see Emma again… Panic built in her chest, and her breathing sped up. I can’t die, please don’t let me die…

No! She would not die. She would survive. She had to.

She tried not to look again, but her gaze was drawn against her will. Sophie’s body lay half-in, half-out of the chair. Her eyes were open. Blood was smeared on her pale yellow blouse. A shudder raced over China’s skin.

 

 

Correct answers & winner of the extra entry from last week:

The first person who guessed correctly was Stacey Dixon, who wins an additional entry in the February contest. Congrats, Stacey!

Last week’s answers:

Book 1 – A Time to Heal: Correct Snippet: A

Book 2 – Remedy Maker: Correct Snippet: B

Book 3 – Saving Casey: Correct Snippet: C

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A Plethora of #99Cent Ebooks!!! February 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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https://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Hunger-Scottish-Vampire-Romance-ebook/dp/B01M986JUO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1487385546&sr=1-1&keywords=eternal+hunger+ainsley+evans

When Emily Adams attends the Masked Ball looking for a man to give her a first kiss, she never expects to meet a mysterious Scotsman who seems to know her, or that he is keeping a secret far darker than her own. Paranormal Historical Romance.

Find Ainsley here https://www.facebook.com/ainsleyauthor/
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https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Tide-Dolphin-Shore-Shifters-ebook/dp/B013PB1NB0/

The Santa Barbara channel holds a closely guarded secret…a pod of Dolphins capable of shifting into human form. Using the cover of Save Blue Water, the pod’s conservation corporation, they’ll do whatever it takes to protect the oceans.

Find CJ here: www.cjmatthew.com
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https://www.amazon.com/Finders-Keepers-Jane-Barnaby-Adventures-ebook/dp/B01BSYBM8K

1,400 miles. 3 countries. 2 men she can’t trust. What could go wrong?

Find J.J. here: http://www.writingdreams.net

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JF9HM12/

Honor. Duty. Ritual. When she took the newborn prince to his homeland for a ritual, she never dreamed what she would bring back.

Find Kayelle here: https://kayelleallen.com

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019M5GZV6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=keitrefi-20&linkId=0290b2393456c5921f69fa459bf8bbf5

Can Micky trust the charm of an ambitious man?

Find Kris Here:  https://www.amazon.com/Kris-Jayne/e/B015WPXFD6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll2&tag=keitrefi-20&linkId=aa3d4bef37d9096745d2e29e7c294151
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https://www.amazon.com/St-Augustines-Silhouettes-Kate-Hill-ebook/dp/B00OUJN7HU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414134826&sr=8-1&keywords=st.+augustine%27s+silhouettes

A killer runs loose in a small American town. When free-spirited Katherine allies herself with a man dubbed Satan by the townsfolk, has she found the man of her dreams or has she fallen into the hands of a murderer?

Find Kate Here: http://www.kate-hill.com
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https://www.amazon.com/Angels-Awakening-Akaria-Gale-ebook/dp/B00OYVYAJ8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=T0QN67RFN21SEBD5EMRP&linkCode=ll1&tag=akagal-20&linkId=43be0cd0e7d909963a558dd45ea76560

A race to prevent the apocalypse forces Charouth and Azazel into an unlikely partnership. Will love blossom again for the celestial ex-lovers, or will ancient allegiances tear them apart forever?

Find Akaria Here: www.AkariaGale.com
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https://www.amazon.com/Scandalous-Lady-Mercy-Baxendale-Sisters-ebook/dp/B01MZ2KPR8

Meet Mercy Baxendale. Her four sisters have married for love, and she wants the same for herself. Her requirements are simple. The man she marries must be madly in love with her, and he must also support her business venture.

Find Maggi here: http://www.maggiandersenauthor.com
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https://www.amazon.com/Tobine-Chronicles-Episode-1-ebook/dp/B00IQWS3D0/

Tenni never liked the revolutionary group to which her husband belonged. Now he’s dead, along with their son. Government forces bring her an offer she’d be foolish to refuse, but what will happen when they discover she has no knowledge of her husband’s group or their next plans?

Find Adera Here: http://www.marywinter.com
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VC8TAX2

A street crime brings Alex and Beth together as more than just employer and employee, but their happiness is threatened by a cold-blooded monster seeking the ultimate revenge against the former SAS officer… a life for a life.

Find Christie Here: https://christieadamsauthor.com/
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCY2CQ2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01NCY2CQ2&linkCode=as2&tag=mialonaut-20&linkId=ef5de123d29d65a5bc95a1ad42302885

Piper Diamond is smart, sexy, and sassy. She doesn’t need men, men need her. And she may have just met her match in Scott Reid.

Find Mia here: www.MiaLondon.com
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https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Creek-Boxed-Set-ebook/dp/B01M2D03XS/

Come join the Whitlochs of Crystal Creek. Enter the world of love, with a dash of adventure thrown in.

Find Laura Here:  http://laurahaleymcneil.com/
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https://www.amazon.com/Whisper-Dreams-Travel-Erotic-Romance-ebook/dp/B00LT3SUKY/

Sarah appeals to smuggler to get her sick son out of town. He’ll do it for a price, a steep price that has nothing to do with money.

Find Keta here http://twitter.com/ketadiablo
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https://www.amazon.com/Scoundrel-Dreams-Travel-Erotic-Romance-ebook/dp/B00RY3E8IQ

Bridger Cantrell breaks into Mr. Slayton’s study and finds the man’s beautiful daughter rifling through her father’s desk. What is she up to and will it spoil his plans for revenge?

Find Keta here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Keta-Diablo/e/B002BODURI
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https://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Tale-Girl-Major-Classics-ebook/dp/B0155EZ15Y

On the run for her life, Amber is determined to make a fresh start. No way should she let herself fall for the wealthy rancher next door. But from their first tempestuous encounter, she is too fiercely drawn to walk away. Will her shocking secrets, destroy her second chance at love?

Ann Major annmajor2@cs.com www.annmajor.com
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https://www.amazon.com/Heating-Up-Red-Russians-Novella-ebook/dp/B01NBI008P

Desire sparks between a grieving artist and a rugged Russian in the remote community of Amity Bay, Antarctica. Warm hearts, cold nights, Southern lights.

Find Elizabeth here: http://www.romancewriter-girl.com

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https://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Novellas-Seven-Sensuous-Romances-ebook/dp/B01NAX4UXZ/

Seven Sensuous Romances including BDSM, Contemporary, Fairytale, Fantasy, Historical, Paranormal, Shapeshifter, and Threesome romance from bestselling authors writing as The Naughty Literati! Only 99¢ until March 1st!

Check out The Naughty Literati Bookshelf for more boxed sets and anthologies! http://naughtyliterati.com/naughtybookshelf/
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https://www.amazon.com/Legendary-Love-Medieval-Romance-Novella-ebook/dp/B01L4CWJCE

Tavis de Rowenne doesn’t believe in curses, but when a freak accident almost causes Lady Helena Marlowe to drown, he wonders if his cloak pin just might be damned. Helena forsakes Tavis, but when her father falls ill, Tavis might be the only one who can save him. Does she dare to trust the roguish Scot?

Find Catherine Here: http://www.catherinekean.com
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https://www.amazon.com/Knights-Vengeance-Book-ebook/dp/B006NQQ464/

Geoffrey de Lanceau kidnaps Lady Elizabeth Brackendale to avenge his father’s murder. Yet, only by Geoffrey and Elizabeth championing their forbidden love can the truth – and the lies — be revealed about a knight’s vengeance.

Find Catherine Here: http://www.catherinekean.com
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http://www.amazon.com/Jarillo-Sunset-Constance-Bretes-ebook/dp/B00UOAN13Y/

When two strangers meet on a lonely road is it mere coincidence or fate?

Find Connie here http://www.constancebretes.com/
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01E85MC2Q/

Donna Giannini knows what it’s like to “walk through the fire”. She’s a survivor. She has the scars to prove it.

Find Nicola Here: nicolanoble.com
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http://amzn.to/2jRRAc1

Using the musical language of love, Reed woos Quinn for his brother, but when his own mask slips will he reveal his secrets? In this modern take of Cyrano de Bergerac meets Beauty and the Beast, Quinn and Reed dance their way into each other’s hearts.

Find Allie here: www.allieburton.com
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https://www.amazon.com/Hale-Street-Sweets-Collection-Books-ebook/dp/B01N4GF0P4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486400249&sr=8-1&keywords=hale+street

Welcome to Hale Street and Sugar Babies Sweet Shop, where Violet, Kennedy, and Ivy each discover friendship, love, and the power of cupcakes. This bundle includes the first three books in the multi-author Hale Street series.

Find Amy here: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAmyKnupp/
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https://www.amazon.com/Seducing-Her-Psychic-Romance-Teaser-ebook/dp/B01NBVN92M/

The brilliant, multi-layered, bestselling author, Houston Havens thrills your senses with this 282 page TEASER BOOK. The first 4 chapters (only) of each of the first 4 books in this series.

Find Houston Here: http://houstonhavens.com
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HOVK8M

Struggling actress Lauren Kinkade discovers her true passion is her day job—catering. When her grandmother dies and leaves the family bakery to her, Lauren sees an opportunity to start fresh in her small hometown in Alaska.

Find Rebecca Here: www.facebook.com/beccawriter
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https://www.amazon.com/Tethered-Shifters-Paranormal-Romance-Aquarius-ebook/dp/B01NH9KZT9/

She’s a landscape photographer who disguises her true nature as a falcon shifter. He’s a hard-headed park ranger who deals only in reality. But when his daughter is kidnapped by a mythical being, they must forge a bridge of trust to save the girl… and their own hearts.

Find Beth Here: http://BethCaudill.net/
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A2JDJM4/

When the full moon occurs on the summer solstice, the beasts come out to play… Prince Nicholai must participate in the Betram ritual despite his fear of getting close to anyone. The intensity of his hunger for a certain honeyed female takes him by surprise, but as much as he longs to forget her, he can’t, for she’s unforgettable.

Find Rosalie here: http://www.rosalieredd.com
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013Q56H8O

A fast scifi romance with an adorable, fun-loving hero who’s half-human and half-cat. She’s a by-the-book army captain. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!

Kayelle https://kayelleallen.com
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3CN47F

What happened in Vegas…is in this book.

Find Lynn Here: https://www.facebook.com/LynnCrainAuthor
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https://www.amazon.com/Loss-Control-Dena-Garson-ebook/dp/B01JTK02C2/

Realizing you spend more time in the airport than at home, getting passed over for a promotion, and finding evidence of fraud while on your latest business trip would stress anyone out. What’s a girl to do when the hot auditor you’re working with has a no-dating-coworkers rule?

Find Dena here: dena@denagarson.com
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0039IT1VO/

Kira’s been transported to another world, and running for her life from wild boars, assassins and a Prince that makes her body melt in all the wrong places.

Keta’s Amazon page here: https://www.amazon.com/Keta-Diablo/e/B002BODURI/
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0079QQBCY/

The best in Gay Fiction! The Vampires will do anything to possess the mystic sword.

Find Keta here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Keta-Diablo/e/B002BODURI/
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https://www.amazon.com/Be-Spy-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B00WH977C6/ref=pd_sim_351_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PZ7MKN6WZ3Q4QG5XA7G7

Samuel Black must make a decision: to be a spy like his father or follow his heart. But when he stops a would-be purse-snatcher, his path unexpectedly veers into that of one Miss Penelope Paiget, and suddenly, Samuel must make a choice.

Find Jessie Here: http://jessieclever.com/

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Happy Reading!!!!

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