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July’s Featured Books – #Romantic Suspense #Paranormal Romance #Contemporary Romance #Horror

Looking for something new and fabulous to read? Try these…

 

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Haunting of Hotel LaBelle by Sharon Buchbinder

$3.99

When hotel inspector, Tallulah Thompson, is called in along with her pug, Franny, to investigate renovation delays, she meets an extremely annoyed and dapper turn-of-the-century innkeeper. The only problem is he’s in limbo, neither dead nor alive, and Tallulah and the pug are the first to see him in a hundred years.

Cursed by a medicine woman, “Love ‘em and Leave ‘em Lucius” Stewart is stuck between worlds until he finds his true love and gives her his heart. When he first sees Tallulah, he doesn’t know what he’s feeling. Yet, her stunning beauty, and feisty attitude pull him in.

With the fate of Hotel LaBelle on the line, Tallulah with the help of a powerful medicine woman turns Lucius back into a flesh and blood man. She and Lucius team up to save the hotel, but Tallulah can’t help but wonder if he will ever let go of his past love and learn to love again.

  

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Saturday in Serendipity by Margo Hoornstra

$2.99

A Three Book Anthology
A twenty year high school reunion changes the lives of former classmates and leads to unexpected futures.

Three Strikes Thursday
Barry Carlson, a pro baseball success, could have any woman he wanted. Except one. Twenty years before, Barry won Amanda Marsh’s love, only to crush her heart. He’s returned to Serendipity, determined to win her back. Recently divorced, Amanda is happy—until Barry slides back into her life. Can they put aside old wounds and new misunderstandings to find a forever love?

Two On Tuesday
Blane Weston’s construction company needs the venture capital Matt Durand has. With his reputation for hostile takeovers, she wants no part of him. Mixing business with pleasure, she’s off to Serendipity to hook up with a former flame. Not used to being denied, Matt follows. How can Blane enjoy a journey to her past when Matt is determined to dictate her future?

One Fateful Friday
His high school reunion in Serendipity over, hospital CEO Jake Holbrook regrets his single state. When a special woman from his past tumbles back into his life—and his bed—he’s determined to keep her there. Family practitioner Bethany Thomas avoids an entanglement with her new boss, but unknowingly betrays him. As the holidays approach, can they overcome a lack of trust to find their Christmas miracle?

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Tale of the Sharp-Dressed Man by Jon M Michaels

$2.99

“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn meets The Devil’s Advocate”

Thirteen-year-old Luke Morgan is living a charmed life on his Grandpa Theo’s farm, sheltered from the noise of the world by endless, rural beauty. But, his country innocence is quickly shattered one late afternoon as he watches an approaching thunderstorm with his grandfather at his side. Something other than churning clouds are in the sky that day. A twisting, black, mass of evil that his grandfather is not unfamiliar with.
Upon seeing the strange spectacle, Theo tells Luke that the two of them must travel to their neighbor’s home—and kill the entire family. Luke quickly learns there is much he doesn’t know about his kindly grandfather, as he is plunged into a nightmarish world of demons and human suffering.

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Fill the Stadium by K.M. Daughters

$5.99

Nikki Lambert’s husband purposely stalls his truck in the path of the midnight freight on the same day her eldest son, Jack, is diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder.

Injured NFL quarterback, Ramsey Delaney is benched from his starting position leaving him ample time for more hands-on involvement in The Good Sports Club, a community center he established where Nikki’s sons, Jack and Rocky are enrolled.

Jack’s deteriorating motor skills concern Ram’s employees who bar Jack from attending the club without Ram’s knowledge. Nikki wants nothing but normalcy for Jack and she heatedly confronts Ram for depriving her son of a beloved activity. Ram immediately reinstates Jack forging the fateful bond between Nikki and her boys’ number-one sports hero. Ram is instantly attracted to Nikki. He wants to win her heart more than he’s ever wanted to win a game. But after her husband’s terrible abandonment will Nikki trust Ram’s motives and open her heart to love again?

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Stone Fall by Min Edwards

$2.99

She’s running for her life. He’s vowed to save her, whether she wants him to or not.

Sandra Hastings has just lost the case of her career. Mob boss Silvestre Buonovenura is exonerated and now out to get her. And if that’s not enough, the New York DA’s office has politely asked her to take some time off… maybe a lot of time… maybe forever.

Nick McCullough is a little bored with tiny Stone Bay, Maine, and his new job as Chief of Police. He’s hopeful though that a weekend camping with the lovely Sandra Hastings might just be the answer to his prayers, get him back on track, lift his spirits. Now he has to make sure that the mob boss who’s put a hit out on her doesn’t get the chance to complete his plans. Maybe his little weekend away won’t be as restful as Nick had planned.

 

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A Plethora of #99Cent Ebooks!!! July 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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Christmas Wolf (Paranormal Romance)

 

 

When Highland wolf Rhys MacGregor goes in search of the perfect tree-topper for Wolfsden Keep’s eighteen-foot-tall tree for the pack’s Christmas Eve ball, he ends up rescuing a cat who turns out to be more than he ever imagined.

 

Find Angelique Here: http://www.angeliquearmae.com

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Maggi Andersen

 

 

After a whirlwind courtship, Laura Parr marries Baron, Lord Nathaniel Lanyon, and he takes her to live in his ancient home in Southern England. Laura comes to Cornwall excited to begin life with the passionate man she has married. But secrets lurk in the shadows.

 

Find MAGGI ANDERSEN here: https://www.facebook.com/maggiandersenauthor

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Shereen Vedam

 

 

Amity’s last attempt at magically helping someone was a disaster. So she decides to give up her spell casting ways. Then one day she meets the perfect man. But only by casting another spell, will she have a chance to meet that captivating nobleman again.

 

Find Shereen Vedam here: https://www.facebook.com/ShereenVedam

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True Surrender by Tracey Cramer-Kelly (Military Romance)

 

 

When Major Aaron Bricewick is rescued from Afghanistan terrorists, he thinks the worst is over. But his biggest battle – the battle for his heart and soul – is just beginning. Which will he choose: Duty or Love?

 

Find Tracey Here: http://www.TraceyCramerKelly.com

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Sweet Spot by Amy Knupp (Contemporary romance)

 

 

After derailing her life to epic proportions, Kennedy Lowell takes refuge behind the bar, pouring drinks…until Hunter Clayborne becomes her new boss and has her both shaken AND stirred.

 

Find Amy here: http://www.amyknupp.com

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The Encore Bride by Denise Devine

 

 

Jenny Landon doesn’t believe in happy endings… The tragic death of her husband has convinced her that her dreams don’t last and she never wants to risk losing her happiness—or her heart ever again. She’s totally unprepared to fall in love a second time, but when she meets Luke McCarran at her sister’s engagement party, his ability to understand her pain suggests he isn’t like other men. Can she bury the past and learn to love again?

 

https://www.deniseannettedevine.com

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Pretending You’re Mine by Marie Higgins

 

 

Can she really make him love her if she’s pretending to be someone else?

 

http://mariehiggins.com

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After The Loving by Marie Higgins

 

 

Who can she trust–or love–in these traitorous times?

 

http://mariehiggins.com

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Wonderland by Night by Marie Higgins (Regency Romance Suspense)

 

 

How can they learn to trust each other when both are in hiding?

 

http://mariehiggins.com

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Bad Boy, Big Heart by Andrea Downing (contemporary western romance)

 

 

Rodeo star and rancher Chay Ridgway has traded Wyoming for New York in order to be with his girlfriend, K.C. Daniels, while she completes an M.A. With Chay facing a tough ride in the big city, can K.C. keep a tight rein on this cowboy, or will the wide open spaces of Wyoming call his country heart home?

 

Find Andrea here: http://andreadowning.com

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Caribbean Caress by Jenna Bayley-Burke

 

 

Her touch is his greatest temptation “Grab a fan… this holiday romance is hot, hot, hot!” – LitReactor

 

Find Jenna Bayley-Burke on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jenna.bayleyburke/

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Caribbean Casanova by Jenna Bayley-Burke (contemporary romance)

 

 

A bad boy can be so very good… Caribbean Casanova has everything you want; a gratifying love story between two interesting characters, a beautiful tropical setting, witty dialog, and a surprise ending that will bring a tear to your eye and leave you satisfied. ~ Guilty Pleasures

 

Find Jenna Bayley-Burke on Twitter https://twitter.com/jennabb

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Forever Love by Mary Marvella Paranormal Romance

 

 

Nurse Sabrina Boyd’s life was just fine before Dr. Joe Walker, her cousin’s widower, returned home to South Georgia. Avoiding the handsome doctor who wants a romantic relationship with her isn’t her biggest problem. She has seen the Demon Cat, a harbinger of death for the Boyd family for centuries.

 

‘Find Mary Marvella at http://www.MaryMarvella.com

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Haunting Refrain by Mary Marvela Paranormal Romance

 

 

When Sarah Overby found ghosts in her attic she hesitated to tell her best friend, William McKeown. Telling him he lived a previous life as her husband would make him think she was crazy. William has adored Sarah forever, he just doesn’t realize this isn’t the first time he loved her.

 

‘Find Mary Marvella at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Marvella- Author/121044561311561

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Mission to Mahjundarby Veronica Scott (SciFi Romance)

 

 

His mission to search for survivors from a crashed spaceship doesn’t include saving the planet’s Princess of Shadows from an arranged marriage. Can he stand aside while she’s forced to marry someone else? Or will he risk his own mission’s success to rescue her?

 

Find Veronica Scott here: https://veronicascott.wordpress.com/

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Catching A Cowboy-Roped Into Love

 

 

Have you ever dreamed of roping your own sexy cowboy? How about six stories by award-winning and best-selling Western Romance authors? These tales delight with romance, Wranglers and Stetsons.

 

Find Stephanie Berget here: https://www.amazon.com/Stephanie-Berget/e/B00CJYM8KK/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_3

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BLACK GOLD by Augustine Sam (Literary /Interracial Romance)

 

 

He is black. She is white. They are young and carefree and broke. When they land two spectacular job offers within the first week of graduation, their bleak honeymoon is transformed into a dream. What they don’t know is that undisclosed details of the deal will entrap them in the place where dreams end and nightmares begin.

 

Find Augustine here: http://www.augustinesam.com/

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Tethered by Beth Caudill (Paranormal Romance)

 

 

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://www.BethCaudill.net

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Elaine Cantrell (contemporary romance)

 

 

Two sisters find love at a haunted inn.

 

Find Elaine here: https://www.amazon.com/Elaine-Cantrell/e/B001K7V90M/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

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Iris Blobel (Contemporary Romance)

 

 

When Beth meets Daniel, a fun-loving, spontaneous man from Ireland, she realises how much joy and passion are missing from her marriage, and consequently her life.

 

Find Iris Blobel here: http://www.irisblobel.com

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Whisper of Dreams, Book 2, Erotic Romance Trilogy

 

 

Yankees have taken over the town and there is only one man capable of smuggling her out of New Bern—Captain Elijah Fortune. He’s more than happy to accommodate her but the price has nothing to do with money.

 

Find Keta at her author home: http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com

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Scoundrel of Dreams, Book 3, Erotic Romance Trilogy

 

 

When Bridger Cantrell breaks into a study, he finds the man’s daughter rifling through her father’s desk drawers. Lydia Slayton is no longer the little bookworm he remembers from his past but a beguiling creature. And he intends to find out who she’s spying for.

 

Find Keta on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ketadiablo

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Stay by Ashlyn Mathews (contemporary romance)

 

 

He says we know one another. I swear I’ve never met him. When he reveals the unbelievable truth behind the story of how we’re connected, will I demand he takes a much-deserved hike? Or will I ask him… to stay?

 

http://www.ashlynmathews.com

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Luminescence by Ashlyn Mathews (paranormal romance)

 

 

She could be the devil disguised as an angel. But to get the answers to solving two personal cold cases, FBI agent Nick Campion is willing to sleep with the enemy. Yeah, call the situation like it is–improper, blurring the lines… inching closer toward a supernatural world he’s not prepared for.

 

http://www.ashlynmathews.com

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Her Gentle Heart by Reina Torres (Sweet Western Historical Romance)

 

 

He was a man that never asked for help. She gave him what he needed… Her Gentle Heart

 

Find Reina Torres here: http://www.facebook.com/ReinaTorresRomance/

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Always, Ransom by Reina Torres (Sweet Western Historical Romance)

 

 

The Pony Express brought them to the town of Three Rivers for a job… fate found them a woman who would become their everything.

 

Find Reina Torres here: https://www.amazon.com/Reina-Torres/e/B01GF5UIK0/

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Sixth Sense by Marilyn Baron (Paranormal Romance/Romantic Suspense)

 

 

Reluctant psychic Katherine Crystal, dubbed “Crystal Ball Kate,” and by-the-book Atlanta police detective Jack Hale, who harbors a deep-seated distrust of psychics, are drawn into the investigation of a mystery surrounding Kate’s birth and find murder and romance among a secret society of psychics in the quaint seaside spiritualist community of Casa Spirito, Florida.

 

Find Marilyn Baron here: http://www.marilynbaron.com/

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Loving a Cowboy by Anne Carrole (Contemporary Romance)

 

 

Broken hearts, splintered bones, and fences that need mending. For those who believe in second chances.

 

Find Anne Carrole here: http://www.annecarrole.com

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The Maverick Meets His Match by Anne Carrole (Contemporary Romance)

 

 

Fighting their attraction, fighting each other. Only one person felt they were a match.

 

Find Anne Carrole here: http://www.annecarrole.com

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The Rancher’s Heart by Anne Carrole (Contemporary Romance)

 

 

Families feuding, cattle missing, and two people falling in love. What could go wrong?

 

Find Anne Carrole here: http://www.annecarrole.com

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Blood Tide, Dolphin Shore Shifters book 1 by CJ Matthew (Romantic Fantasy)

 

 

The Santa Barbara Channel holds a closely guarded secret: a pod of Dolphins capable of shifting to human form and working through their corporation, Save Blue Water, they’ll do whatever it takes to protect their oceans.

 

Find CJ Matthew here: http://www.cjmatthew.com

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Key to Love by Judy Ann Davis (Romantic Suspense)

 

 

Lucas Fisher knows what he wants. It’s his best friend’s sister, a talented architect. But he’s on the East Coast and Elise Springer is on the West. Will they find their KEY TO LOVE as they search for the person who murdered his brother?

 

Find Judy Ann here: http://www.judyanndavis.blogspot.com

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A Witch’s Holiday Wedding by Tena Stetler (Paranormal Romance)

 

 

Elemental witch, Pepper McKay and former Navy SEAL, Lathen Quartz built Lobster Cove Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on enchanted McKay land. Wedding planning goes awry when the couple spends Thanksgiving with family in Colorado, a Maine snowstorm fills the center with injured wildlife, Lathen finds himself drawn into a covert military mission, and Pepper wants to cancel the wedding. Is she having second thoughts? Will the nosy McKay ghosts, Lathen’s werewolf pack, Pepper’s parents, and her best friend help or hinder the wedding and holiday plans?

 

Find Tena here: http://www.tenastetler.com

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His for the Weekend by Marie Tuhart (erotic romance)

 

 

Cassie has a problem and its name is Marcus DeLuca. The man is quite determined to have her–on his terms. Would one weekend be enough?

 

Find Marie here: http://www.marietuhart.com/

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Ruby Lynn

 

 

A lady farmer and a disgraced detective–will what starts as an arrangement turn into something more? Brought together by necessity, will Leigh and Cy find love or will their attempt to find lasting happiness meet with disaster?

 

Find Ruby Lynn here: https://www.amazon.com/Ruby-Lynn/e/B073H8GKW1/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

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Just Stay by Aria Grace (M/M Romance)

 

 

When Spencer agreed to help take down the leader of a Portland crime family, he didn’t realize he’d end the night with the bloodied body of an unknowing accomplice in his arms. His initial interest in Dylan was purely physical but when Dylan stepped in front of Topher’s gun and saved Spencer, the lust quickly turned into something more. Something he wasn’t sure he’d ever find in the fast-paced dot com world he was from.

 

Find Aria Here: Facebook—https://www.facebook.com/ariagracebooks, Twitter—https://twitter.com/AriaGraceBooks, Website—http://ariagracebooks.com/

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Fourth of July at The Corral by Debra St. John (contemporary romance)

 

 

When United States Marine Tyler Collins is injured in the line of duty and sent home, the first thing he does is to go see the girl he left behind. He wants peace and to escape from the memories of violence and war. Instead, what he finds might change his life forever.

 

Find Debra here: http://www.debrastjohnromance.com

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When Lonely Hearts Meet by Linda Carroll-Bradd (contemporary romance)

 

 

Can online dating entice a divorced woman and a rancher to reveal the secrets of their lonely hearts? Clover isn’t even thinking about dating until she meets a sexy rancher in the paint aisle of all places. And then she receives a mysterious gingerbread cookie…

 

Find Linda Carroll-Bradd here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Linda-Carroll-Bradd-author/440814942635289

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Immortal Relations, Love and War by G. D. Ogan (Paranormal-Romance with Erotic Elements)

 

 

Who or what can be called upon when terrorism, war and an extinction level event are seemingly inevitable?

 

Find Guy here: http://immortalrelations.blogspot.com/

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Hot For The Uniform by Layla Chase (erotic romance)

 

 

Rikka Brendan has a thing for buff guys in uniform…especially fire captain Conor Malloy who questions her about her most recent mishap. When the attraction flames from sparks to 3-alarm lust, does Conor have any hope of convincing Rikki they have more than a sexy combustion?

 

Find Layla Chase here: https://www.facebook.com/layla.chase.52

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Immortal Relations Coming Out by G.D. Ogan (Paranormal-Romance with Erotic Elements)

 

 

Good vampires set up a new coven in Southern Canada to monitor a regime intent on changing America into a dictatorship.

 

Find Guy here: http://immortalrelations.blogspot.com/

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Sylvia Hubbard (Medical Suspense Romance)

 

 

Mistaken Identity Three: The Perfect Woman for them is a MFM series, where desire doubles in pleasure. Take a wild ride on the edge of the imagination of AwardWinning, Bestselling Author, Sylvia Hubbard.

 

Find Sylvia Hubbard here: http://www.sylviahubbard.com

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Beverley Eikli (Georgian-set mystery with romance)

 

 

A dissolute rake accepts a wager to ruin the reputation of the virtuous society beauty he believes destroyed his sister’s marital ambitions. But who is out to destroy whom?

 

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

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WILD AT HEART by Lara Archer (Contemporary Erotic Romance)

 

 

Hollywood bad boy Nick Turner won’t touch indie film director Amber Wakeling; he won’t risk their artistic partnership for a few nights of mind-blowing sex. During a shoot on Colorado’s beautiful Wild Mountain, though, the rules of civilized life don’t seem to apply. Will stepping off the safe path lead to heartbreak—or to real and lasting love?

 

Find Lara Archer at http://laraarcher.com/

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Beverley Oakley (Regency romance laced with intrigue)

 

 

Two beautiful sisters – one an illegitimate governess, the other a celebrated debutante – compete for love amidst the scandal and intrigue of a Regency London Season.

 

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

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Dying for a Daiquiri by Cindy Sample (Humorous Romantic Mystery)

 

 

When Laurel McKay attends a Hawaiian wedding, her vacation soon becomes more deadly than the calorie count in her daiquiri. Laurel zip-lines and four-wheels her way through the island paradise unearthing long hidden secrets. Will ingenuity and pluck be enough? Or will this hula be her last?

 

Find Cindy Sample here http://www.cindysamplebooks.com

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Brenda Whiteside (romantic suspense)

 

 

 

Lacy Dahl never questioned her past until the deaths of her adoptive parents and her husband. A husband who wasn’t what he seemed. Sheriff Chance Meadowlark is still haunted by the murder of his wife and the revenge he unleashed in the name of justice. When he meets Lacy he is determined not to become involved, but their pasts may make that impossible. Will the truth destroy Lacy and Chance or will it be the answer that frees them?

Find Brenda here: http://www.brendawhiteside.com

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Her Survivor: A Black Eagle Ops Novel by Vonnie Davis

***99 cent sale begins 7/18

 

Welcome to Warrior Falls in this sizzling romantic suspense. Dustin, a broken hero meets a woman worth fighting for—and discovers the healing power of love. She learns she can trust him with her darkest secrets and he’ll protect her.

‘Find Vonnie Davis here:’ http://www.vonniedavis.com, https://www.amazon.com/Vonnie-Davis/e/B0059HUKMC/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0, https://www.facebook.com/VonnieWrites4Love/

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Perfectly Skeptical by Linda O’Connor (Romantic Comedy)

 

 

Improbable and uncertain, iffy and unlikely – the typical path to love. Perfectly Skeptical is one of 25 brand new sexy romances in the Tropical Tryst Boxed Set. Escape to the tropics with us!

 

Find the Tropical Tryst authors here: : http://www.tropicaltryst.com

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Stacy Juba

 

 

Ever wondered what those cheerful theme park princesses are really thinking? When twenty-five-year-old Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. 99 cents through the end of July

 

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

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The Would-Be Mommy by Jacqueline Diamond (medical romance)

 

 

When a journalist stirs up trouble with his story about a hospital welcoming abandoned babies, he accidentally ignites a firestorm around public relations director Jennifer Serra. Now she faces losing her heart to a baby she can’t keep, and losing her job because of a scandalous secret.

 

Find Jacqueline here: http://www.jacquelinediamond.com

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Cindy and the Fella by Jacqueline Diamond (romantic comedy)

 

 

They both need a fairy godmother! Cindy McChad’s fiancé just dumped her. Hugh Bemling writes love poems in vain. Since Cindy’s clueless about flirting and Hugh has the the physique of a nerd, why not transform each other?

 

Find Jacqueline here: http://www.jacquelinediamond.com

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Stacy Juba

 

 

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

 

Find Stacy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Stacy-Juba/e/B002OXLSDE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

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Champion (Fairy Tale Robin Hood Romance)

 

 

All romance novel photographer Payton Fox really wants is a hero in her life. A man that is dashing and honorable… a man worthy of his own fairy tale! But he doesn’t belong in her time, and she needs to send him back.

 

http://mariehiggins.com

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Of Slumber and Discord by Nicole Zoltack (twisted fairy tale)

 

 

What if there had been a very good reason for Sleeping Beauty to be cursed to sleep for a thousand years?

 

Find Nicole Zoltack here: https://www.amazon.com/Nicole-Zoltack/e/B00304YARW/

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The Christmas Honeymoon by Alicia Street (Sweet Contemporary Romance)

 

 

Quiet librarian Serena always loved Christmas, until she was jilted before her December wedding. A year later, while trying to rekindle her tarnished holiday spirit, she meets Damien, handsome daredevil—and a total Scrooge. Their unlikely mutual attraction brings on a challenge that leads to one very romantic Christmas.

 

Find Alicia here: https://www.amazon.com/author/aliciastreet

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Divine Fall by Kathryn Knight (YA Paranormal Romance)

 

 

As an outcast in both worlds, the last Nephilim will gladly risk his own life to seek his revenge…but will he risk hers? Forbidden first love and supernatural secrets collide in Divine Fall.

 

Find Kathryn Knight here: https://www.amazon.com/Kathryn-Knight/e/B00919ENJA/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

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A Leap of Faith (Sweet Contemporary Romance)

 

 

To finally move out of the Friend Zone with a man from her past, Sophia is desperately crash dieting. Too bad the one temptation she can’t resist is the new minister she keeps bumping into.

 

Find Nell Castle here: nellcastle.com

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Flawless by Jana Richards (World War Two Romantic Suspense)

 

 

French Resistance fighter Madeleine Bertrand believes jewel thief Hunter Smith was responsible for her husband’s death. Now the two must work together to steal a priceless diamond from the Nazis, posing as husband and wife. Madeleine finds herself falling in love, despite what she believes about Hunter. Will they live long enough to have a life together?

 

Find Jana Richards here: http://www.janarichards.com

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Step into My Parlor by Jan Hudson (Contemporary Romance)

 

Running for her life and down to her last few cents, Anne’s last hope lands her in a Houston pawnshop to hock her watch. When she meets the owner, Spider Webb, a rough-looking ex-football player who oozes sex appeal designed to blister any woman’s toenail polish, she’s ready to bolt. Then things become dreadfully more desperate. Can she trust this stranger to help her? Romance, suspense, humor. Sensual.

 

Find Jan here: <https//www.JanHudson.com>

 

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June’s Featured Books – #Erotic #Suspense #Historical #Romantic Suspense #Paranormal Romance

Looking for something new and fabulous to read? Try these…

 

A Love So Strong – Historical romance by Beverly Wells…

She can’t cook, doesn’t sew, and lord have mercy she has to put lime down the outhouse, but Morgan is determined to play her mock role as a mail order bride to catch the saboteurs of the railroad. In A LOVE SO STRONG, she’s blessed with a sisterly bond she hadn’t counted on, while gaining the deep love of the undercover PI. Full of humor, this historical romance was also written to raise awareness of ALS.

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A Deep Thing ~ Riveting Suspense by A.K. Smith…

Here’s a great beach read. Travel to the beaches and jungles of Mexico and escape to the magic of the Yucatan. Give your summer a little love, lies and secret societies.

5 Stars Dive into A Deep Thing A Deep Thing by A.K. Smith is a high concept thriller–think The Da Vinci Code of the deep–that grabs you from the beginning and doesn’t let go. A roller coaster ride of romance, suspense, mystery and intrigue, this page-turner surprises at every turn and offers a stunning ending you’ll never suspect. I never heard of cenotes–magical underground caves in the Yucatan Peninsula so it was fascinating to learn about diving in these beautiful sinkholes. This book really packs a punch. It has everything from conspiracy theories to corporate greed and smart writing that doesn’t disappoint. –Marilyn Baron, Author of Stumble Stones: A Novel

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Wanton Angel, Mia London’s latest steamy novella, is ON SALE for 99 Cents!!! Grab it while you can.

A one-night stand shouldn’t change her life… Piper Diamond has it all. A thriving, successful career, amazing friends, and her love life right where she wants it—by the balls. Anyone can see she’s smart, sexy, and not afraid to speak her mind. To Piper, men are bracelets to slip on and off at will. So why should one night with a handsome stranger tip her world off its axis? Scott Reid is ambitious, confident, and handsome. And when a gorgeous blonde needs to be rescued from a slimeball in a bar, he’s just the man for the job. Little does he know, Piper needs a hell of a lot more than an instant hero.

 

 

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Flood by Elaine Cantrell ~ A tense, thrilling romantic suspense

Drawn together by their love of animals, Aria De Luca and Caleb Hawkins burn for each other. They never suspected that malignant forces around them were successfully plotting Caleb’s ruin from the moment he entered her life. When the flood of a century strikes Aria’s hometown, an alienated Caleb is all that stands between her and catastrophic loss.

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Haunting of Hotel Labelle by Sharon Buchbinder ~ A sassy, sexy paranormal romance

When hotel inspector, Tallulah Thompson, is called in along with her pug, Franny, to investigate renovation delays, she meets an extremely annoyed and dapper turn-of-the-century innkeeper. The only problem is he’s in limbo, neither dead nor alive, and Tallulah and the pug are the first to see him in a hundred years.

Cursed by a medicine woman, “Love ‘em and Leave ‘em Lucius” Stewart is stuck between worlds until he finds his true love and gives her his heart. When he first sees Tallulah, he doesn’t know what he’s feeling. Yet, her stunning beauty, and feisty attitude pull him in.

With the fate of Hotel LaBelle on the line, Tallulah with the help of a powerful medicine woman turns Lucius back into a flesh and blood man. She and Lucius team up to save the hotel, but Tallulah can’t help but wonder if he will ever let go of his past love and learn to love again.

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Stone Heart, High Tide Romantic Suspense, Book 2 by Min Edwards.

An evil man, a young widow and child, a wounded warrior… a country at war with world-wide arms dealers. Perhaps this is too much for tiny Stone Bay, Maine to survive. But if Drew Meacham has anything to say about it, the battle will never come nearer to his new love than the rough seas of the Bay of Fundy.

 

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Gun For Hire ~ The Maui Heat Series by J.J. Montgomery

Please help me welcome J.J. Montgomery, a Wild Rose Press author, sharing her new release.  Sounds like a fantastic read!!

 

 

J.J. will be awarding 5 ebook of Gun For Hire to randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those locations here.

 

BLURB:

The job should have been easy—patrol a swank beach that serves as a backyard for Maui’s rich, kick out the riffraff, and get a tan in the process. But rent-a-cop Samantha Winters didn’t anticipate a deliciously grumpy cop, Sergeant Grady Roark, who comes down to the beach to bust her chops and instead leaves her breathless…and wondering why the one man who could help her seems determined to thwart her at every turn.

Grady is keeping secrets from Sam that have him walking the line between attraction and duty. But when Sam becomes the target of a shadowy organization, Grady will have to choose between the law and the temptation of a woman who has him breaking every rule he’s ever known.

The job should have been easy, but when the bullets start flying, Sam learns nothing is as easy as it seems when you’re a Gun for Hire.

Buy Links:

Amazon | The Wild Rose Press

Excerpt: 

“Why John Deacon, Sam?” Grady’s hands tightened on the steering wheel.

I threw my hands up. “It could be Jesus Christ himself signing my paycheck and I’d still be doing it for the same reasons! The job works for my family. What is your problem with John Deacon? And don’t tell me nothing—you owe me more than that.”

“Maybe I’m just jealous.” Grady stared ahead. “Like you said.”

My stomach did a loop. “Don’t use your charm on me, I’m immune—”

“You think I’m charming?”

“Hell no, I don’t! And particularly not when you’re avoiding my question.”

“But you said I had charm.” He tilted his head and gave me a long, sly look from the corner of his eyes. His teeth flashed white from that tanned face and I nearly had to fan myself when I realized I loved the feeling of Grady teasing me.

I threw my hands up in the air. “I give up!”

He wanted to talk about confusing? All I knew about Grady prior to this day was that he was six-foot-two of gorgeous and about as warm as a polar bear on the North Pole in January. And now—

 

Author Bio:

J.J. MONTGOMERY writes romantic suspense novels with a sense of humor. Her heroines are as smart as they are smart mouthed and the men in their lives are just trying to keep up. Gun for Hire is the first book in J.J.’s Maui Heat Series.

If you’d like to know more, including info on her newest book, where she gets her ideas, and how it’s possible she can’t use Facebook, please visit her:

Social Links:

Website | Facebook |  Twitter  | Instagram

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“10 Moments That Changed My Life” by Judy Ann Davis ~ NEW RELEASE: Four White Roses

Please help me welcome author Judy Ann Davis, sharing her latest release and the…

“10 Moments that Changed My Life”

  1. In my senior year of high school, I was selected as a Rotary Exchange Student to Sweden and spent a year abroad traveling throughout Europe.
  2. After graduating with a journalism and communications degree, I worked for a television (WYOU-TV ) and radio station (WGBI Radio) in Scranton, Pennsylvania, creating commercials and continuity, preparing daily t.v. logs, and learning about the industry.
  3. I married my husband, Scott, and moved to Central Pennsylvania where I worked in education and industry writing technical and public relations materials.
  4. The birth of my first son in the middle of the coldest winter in December was a pleasant defining moment. A major in the Texas Air Guard and HC-130 navigator, he has been deployed five times, but has also managed to garner a degree from Texas A&M Law School.
  5. My birth of my second son on a sweltering day in August, two years later, was another spectacular event. My boomerang kid, a certified teacher and lawyer, is now an Administrative Law Judge for the State of Alaska.
  6. The day my husband presented me with a band saw was utterly awesome. I was able to start my own small woodworking business.
  7. When I received my first check for writing a short story for a literary magazine in Loveland, Colorado, called “Short Stuff for Grown-Ups,” I knew I had a chance at pursuing fiction. I framed the first dollar from that payment.
  8. When my first novel, Red Fox Woman, was accepted for publication in 2010, and was also selected as a finalist in the Best Book Awards from USA Book News as wells a finalist in the International Book Awards, my dream of being a fiction writer became a reality.
  9. Both my husband and I travel a lot with family so far away, but when we took a Viking cruise down the Rhine River, it was like a fairy tale come true. Castles, good food, and German beer!
  10. I sent in my DNA sample to Ancestry.com and received the results last week. My four grandparents emigrated from Poland, but Poland is bordered by seven countries and has been ruled by many other factions and countries over its long history. My results? Eastern European (Polish)…but 2% Finnish!

What a great list…I’m so envious of your Viking cruise. How cool. Thank you for joining me!

Just Released: FOUR WHITE ROSES – Can a wily old ghost help two fracture souls find love again?  A romantic mystery with comedy and paranormal elements!

Blurb:

When widower Rich Redman returns to Pennsylvania with his young daughter to sell his deceased grandmother’s house, he discovers Grandmother Gertie’s final request was for him to find a missing relative and a stash of WWI jewels.

Torrie Larson, single mom, is trying to make her landscape center and flower arranging business succeed while attempting to save the lineage of a rare white rose brought from Austria in the 1900s.

Together, the rich Texas lawyer and poor landscape owner team up to rescue the last rose and fulfill a dead woman’s wishes. But in their search to discover answers to the mysteries plaguing them, will Rich and Torrie also discover love in each other’s arms? Or will a meddling ghost, a pompous banker, and an elusive stray cat get in their way?

Excerpt:

“Okay, the blue shirt with the gray slacks doesn’t make you look as stiff and lawyerly-looking as the white shirt does,” Marlene said. “Too bad you don’t have any softer-colored shirts.” She dangled three other ties in her hand she had brought along with her.

Rich glowered at her. “Lawyerly-looking? Softer colored? Are they even words? All I want to do is not look like an affluent stuffy lawyer with a stick up—”

He stopped and looked over at his small daughter, then continued in an irritated voice. “I want to look dressy, but not straitlaced or smug. You know what I mean.”

“But you are a stuffy lawyer, and it’s no secret your bank accounts won’t bounce, you dolt,” Lulu said with a huff. “I thought you and Torrie were going out as friends.”

He looked at the elderly housekeeper. “We are. But I don’t want her to feel uncomfortable, and I want to feel casual, but well-dressed.”  He picked up a blue and white striped tie and held it to his chest. All three females groaned. He chose a darker blue one and the groans grew louder. He glared at them. “I’ll have you know some of these ties are pure Italian silk and cost a fortune. To some people, neckties are a symbol of success and authority.”

“Then send them back to Rome and let the Pope bury the lifeless-looking things.” Lulu rose. “They look like they should be on a corpse.”

Rich looked at Marlene. “Can you believe I’m paying her to insult me?”

Lulu snorted. “No, Perry Mason, you’re paying me to feed you, do your laundry, and oversee the household. The advice is free.” She headed for the door. “I’m going home, kids. See you in the morning.”

“I can’t wait,” Rich muttered and followed it with a dismal shake of his head.

Lulu paused and offered him a don’t-you-dare-tangle-with-me stare, then looked at Estella with a tender, warm, grandmotherly smile. “Your daddy doesn’t realize the only reason I take his grief is because I love to be with you, doll face. Tomorrow we’re making brownies and Perry Mason here is getting zip, zero, none, nichts, nada.” She headed out the door.

“Stop calling me Perry Mason!” Rich shouted at her retreating back. He heard her cackling laugh as she hustled toward the stairs.

“Okay, Sunshine.”

 

BUY LINK for Four White Roses:   https://www.amazon.com/Four-White-Roses-Judy-Davis-ebook/dp/B06XPBKY7F/

Visit her on:

Her blog: www.judyanndavis.blogspot.com

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Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4353662.Judy_Ann_Davis

Bio:

With a degree in Journalism, Judy Ann Davis has written everything from copy and continuity for radio and television to curricula and technical materials for industry and education.

Over a dozen of her short stories have appeared in various literary and small magazines and anthologies, and have received numerous awards.

When she is not behind a computer, you can find her looking for anything humorous to make her laugh or swinging a golf club where the chuckles are few. She divides her time between Central Pennsylvania and New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

 

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Happy Release Day!! ~ All In For Love ~ 6 Stories ONLY #99Cents!!

I am SO excited to share this amazing anthology!!! I was originally a part of it, but I regretfully had to drop out because I couldn’t make the deadline. These ladies are creative, hard-working, and brilliant. And, their efforts have paid off. I’ve read at least parts of all the stories, and I enthusiastically recommend this boxed set.

Without further ado…welcome to LaBonne Chance Resort & Casino…

Six award-winning authors bring you six *sweet to sensual* romances filled with suspense, thrills and maybe even a ghost or two—for less than the price of a cup of coffee—99 cents!

Links

Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071V94BWM

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/allinforloveanthology/

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35052000-all-in-for-love

Webpage http://lucky6authorsblog.blogspot.com/  

What happens at La Bonne Chance, doesn’t always stay at La Bonne Chance. Are you ready to roll the dice?

Raising Kane by Kat Henry Doran

She’s Mallory Kane, committed to reporting the truth. He’s Kieran Pollack, slick media spin artist, protecting criminal justice system and those who serve it. Truth or fiction, either could bring them both down.

A few favorite lines:

“If you’d give me a few minutes of your time, I promise to make this all go away. C’mon, whaddya say?”

“I’d sooner walk through a nest of pit vipers than talk to any member of the Victory Police Department.”

A fun fact:

The hero’s mother, a veteran ED nurse, spends her weekly girls’ night out at La Bonne Chance Casino watching the Chippendale Dancers strut their stuff.

What was the most difficult thing about writing in conjunction with the other authors?

Nothing. I’ve done similar projects before both as an author and an editor. This was no different.

What was the best thing about writing in conjunction with other authors?

Learning where their minds go in terms of creating plot lines and the characters to go with them. That was lots of fun.

Find Kat here:

http://wildwomenauthorsx2.blogspot.com/

An Inn Decent Proposal by Sharon Buchbinder

Jim Rawlings takes the biggest chance of his life—bidding at auction for a once-grand inn. Genie King attends the hotel auction, never expecting another LBC employee to bid at the sale—much less the guy she had a major crush on in high school. Working together means Jim must share long-hidden secrets. Will Genie reject the man with a past? Or will she love the man he’s become?

A few favorite lines:

Just as she opened her mouth to respond, pitiful caterwauls pierced the cold air.

“That wasn’t me,” Jim said. “Was it you?”

She walked to the kitchen door and opened it. A rail thin black cat strolled in, sat in front of her and howled. Genie contemplated the noisy feline. “You chose poorly.”

A fun fact:

I based the chef’s character on two real life Culinary Institute of America and James Beard Award winning executive chefs. As a foodie and huge fan of their work, it was great fun to incorporate signature dishes from both of their menus in the seduction scene.

What was the most difficult thing about writing in conjunction with the other authors?

Email communication is a challenge for any project. While using emoticons is helpful, there is still room for error and miscommunication. If I were to do this again, I would want to have a conference call/SKYPE session where all the authors got on the same page, literally.  This is what my co-editor and I do with my best selling textbook in health care management. Any confusion or concerns are addressed in weekly meetings as the project rolls along. It also helps to keep both of us motivated and upbeat.

What was the best thing about writing in conjunction with other authors?

Having written several textbooks with over 40 contributing authors, I was comfortable with the process of sharing my work and getting feedback. Since I’d never done a fiction anthology with other authors, this was a great learning experience for my romance writing world.

Find Sharon Here:

Facebook: Sharon Buchbinder Romance Author https://www.facebook.com/sharon.buchbinder.romanceauthor

Twitter ID @sbuchbinder https://twitter.com/sbuchbinder

Instagram: https://instagram.com/sharon_buchbinder/

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Blog http://sharonbuchbinder.blogspot.com/

Website http://www.sharonbuchbinder.com/index.html

Goodreads author page https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4417344.Sharon_Buchbinder

Link to sign up for Newsletter http://www.sharonbuchbinder.com/contact.html#newsletter

Perfect Odds by Lashanta Charles

Callista Brenner is determined to get her engagement back on track, even if the future groom isn’t as interested. Jayce Gilmore is determined to show her that she is worth so much more than a man who ignores her every move. Too bad she may not live to see it.

A few favorite lines:

“That’s adorable, little dove.

“What’s adorable?” I ask.

“That you think I’d be concerned about anything, especially another man, drawing you away from me,” he says.

Fun Fact:

I’m pretty sure I could be clinically diagnosed with having arachnophobia, but I can’t Google it to find out how true it is because Google will show pictures of spiders and I’m too scared of them to risk seeing them.

What was the most difficult/best thing about writing in conjunction with the other authors?

I combined these two questions because the answer is one in the same. The best and most difficult thing about working with the other authors is the different levels of creativity involved. We all have our opinions on how things should be and while that made for a great source of entertainment for readers, but it made it just as hard to work with each other.

Find Lashanta here:

https://www.randomlymeandyou.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/authorlashanta

https://www.twitter.com/twiety01

Lashanta Charles
Author of Heart of a Savage
Blogger/Reviewer @ Randomly Me . . . & You
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A Ghost To Die For – Keta Diablo

Rooney Fontaine must convince the brother of a ghost that his life is in danger. Now she’s running from hired assassins with a gorgeous man who makes her bones melt. Who knew danger could be so sexy?

A ghost, a quasi-medium and an alpha hero join forces to solve a murder. But someone wants to silence them forever.

A few favorite lines:

“What are you, some kind of weirdo with inhuman defenses?”

A ghost.

“What!”

You asked me what I am and I’m telling you. I’m a ghost.

Eyes wide, voice in  shriek mode, she fell onto the edge of the bed and glared at him. “You can’t be a ghost. I don’t believe in ghosts!”

Understandable. Neither did I until I became one.

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“I know this is going to sound crazy to you, as it did to me at first.” God, this is much harder than I thought. “See, the thing is, your brother didn’t commit suicide. Two men tossed him off the balcony at the La Bonne Chance Casino.”

The Adonis look-alike rolled his eyes.

“He’s been wandering around the hotel for two months until-well, until he showed up in my room last night.”

“Thanks for dropping by Rooney Fontaine but I’ll thank you to haul your sweet little ass back into that car and get the hell off my land.”

He thinks my ass is sweet?

A fun fact:

I’ve always been fascinated by spirits (ghosts) so naturally, I think it’s fun to write about them. The ghost in this story, Stuart, had quite a sense of humor, despite being stuck in limbo–between heaven and Hell. He was desperate to solve his murder and finally found someone to help him. Rooney Fontaine didn’t believe in ghosts…until Stuart showed up in her hotel room begging for help. Hope you enjoy the adventure!

What was the most difficult thing about writing in conjunction with the other authors?

Getting everyone on the same page when it came to the long-term direction of the boxed set. But…these authors are great and were fun to work with. I think they’re all very talented writers too. Don’t forget to download ALL IN FOR LOVE to find out for yourself. Happy reading!

What was the best thing about writing in conjunction with other authors?

It’s always fun to choose a common theme and see what stories come out of it. Some will venture toward humor, some toward suspense and others murder and mayhem. But they all have one thing in common…events or happenings at a large casino. The other nice thing about writing as a group is help with promotion. As every author knows, marketing and promotion takes a toll on us. Some of that is relieved when you have others to help you. Go Team!

Find Keta Here:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ketadiablo. Amazon author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Keta-Diablo/e/B002BODURI/

For Money Or Love by Margo Hoornstra

She’s the one woman he can’t afford to lose.

Mega-millionaire Daniel Winston Montgomery will do whatever it takes to preserve his wealth, knowing his brilliant top assistant, Lindsey Carr, is essential to his firm’s continued success. Though, truth be told, he needs Lindsey far more than she needs him…

Computer brainiac Lindsey Carr wants more out of life than being no more than boring tech support and is convinced Dan and his company will survive just fine without her since he’s never required more from her than her superior analytical skills, except for that one time she won’t let herself think about…

Unwilling to let Lindsey go, Dan must fight to keep her in his life but, in a clash of priorities, will he choose money…or love?

A few favorite lines:

“You and this marvelous specimen.” Rita waited until Lindsey glanced up then met her eye to eye. “As a couple, are old news, right? That’s what you’ve said.”

“Absolutely.” Purposely lowering her voice, she mentally counted to five before she spoke again. “We did the dating thing for a while.” She shrugged one shoulder for effect. “It didn’t work for us.”

Lindsey took a small gulp of wine to avoid having to share more, and was relieved when Rita and Anne went back to hunk browsing. Trying her best to ignore the fact it was Daniel’s hunk they browsed, she gave up to give into her own thoughts about the man.  Bowing to a mutual attraction that became evident soon after they met, Lindsey and Daniel dated for a time. A very short time, consisting of a few casual dinners, a couple of movies.  That one night in….

A fun fact:

Through no fault of my own, I was once asked to get off the merry go round at a popular amusement park before the ride even started. I hope to use that life incident in a story someday.

What was the most difficult thing about writing in conjunction with the other authors?

The most difficult thing was to stay true to some of the details that would appear in all of the stories such as the color scheme of the interior of the casino, what the attendants’ uniforms looked like, and what named characters held what positions at the La Bonne Chance Resort and Casino.

What was the best thing about writing in conjunction with other authors?

The best thing for me was a pivotal plot point idea I got when one of the other authors had a murder in their story. I fed off that incident to ramp up the conflict between Dan and Lindsey, the hero and heroine in my book, and to bring Dan to his come to realize moment.

Find Margo Here:

Website:  www.margohoornstra.com

FB:                  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Margo-Hoornstra-Author/251502834867396

Twitter:           https://twitter.com/#!/MargoHoornstra

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3222492.Margo_Hoornstra

Amazon Author Page:

http://www.amazon.com/Margo-Hoornstra/e/B00504OMPA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_5?qid=1393344784&sr=1-5

Take a Chance on Me by M.J. Schiller

She’s a dealer on a losing streak with love.

He’s a cop who will go all in to save her from the mob.

Can she take a chance on him when this could be her final wager?

A few favorite lines:

Five-Foot-Two-Eyes-Of-Blue. That’s what he’d been calling her for weeks.

How come you get to kiss the handcuffed girl?

A fun fact:

I had to run my gambling scenarios past four of my husband’s friends to make sure I had things straight.

What was the most difficult thing about writing in conjunction with the other authors?

Deciding anything and miscommunication.

What was the best thing about writing in conjunction with other authors?

It was fun to tie our stories together!

Find M.J. Here:

www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MJ-Schiller-Romance-Author/286382241460365?ref=hl

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/mjschiller/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mjschiller

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/M.J.-Schiller/e/B009JOQFQQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

 

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May’s Featured Books – #Romantic Suspense #Paranormal Romance #Contemporary Western Romance

Looking for something new and fabulous to read? Try these…

 

A man surrounded by guilt, a woman surrounded by heartache.

Annie Alexander has spent the last years trying to get past her husband’s death in combat. Her organic farm is beginning to thrive. Her daughter, Caroline, is obsessed with all the farm animals. Their goat, Anita, is literally a pain in the butt. But just as Annie thinks she’s recovering her life, a visitor comes.

Major Andrew Meacham arrives on Annie’s porch one snowy night and turns her world upside down. Then he’s gone as quickly as he came, like a phantom.

Months later Drew Meacham returns to Annie’s bucolic farm—this time he brings trouble. Yes, he’s a danger, but he’s also Annie’s salvation, teaching her to love again. Will the danger that follows Drew destroy them all, or will he be the man that Annie needs.

Excerpt:

From the cellar, Annie Franklin Alexander heard her daughter, Caroline, yell over the sounds of the TV and Christmas Carols blaring from her iPod speakers. “Mommy, somebody’s at the door.” Of course, there was also barking from the dogs, Gracie and Spooky. They belonged to her brother and sister-in-law—two beautiful German Shepherds, one all-white female and one black male with white markings on his chest making him look like he was in a skeleton costume. Her brother, Kevin, dropped them off earlier while he ran some errands because he knew how much Caro enjoyed them. They were protective, which Annie appreciated, but sometimes very noisy.

“Well, open it! It’s probably Uncle Kevin come to get the dogs.” Annie yelled back. She was having one of those days. She promised her sister-in-law, Amanda, she would drop the vegetables off for next week’s Christmas dinner today, but she’d spent almost the whole afternoon helping Mrs. Baxter down the road with her canning. And when she and Caro returned home, her daughter insisted the Christmas cookie baking should start immediately. Now here it was eight o’clock in the evening, her daughter’s bedtime, and she was knee-deep in hay in the cellar, filling a basket with fall onions for a tart she hoped to make for dinner tomorrow. The promised vegetables for Amanda would have to wait. Annie was already so far behind on her preparations for the holiday she didn’t know if she’d ever catch up. In fact, it seemed the organizational app in her brain was completely fried.

Upstairs the barking ceased, the TV volume quieted, the iPod silenced… and then… a scream.

Annie turned and fled for the stairs, skidding on scattered hay, flinging herself up the steps, reaching the cellar door in record time. She pushed it open, raced across her kitchen and down the hallway, slowing only when she saw at the front door her seven-year-old daughter, still as a statue, looking up into the face of a man Annie had never seen before. The image actually was a bit festive—a snowstorm raging outside, the front porch twinkle lights making the snow caught in the stranger’s hair glisten like diamonds. But, what the hell? No one in his right mind should be out on a night like this.

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When hotel inspector, Tallulah Thompson, is called in along with her pug, Franny, to investigate renovation delays, she meets an extremely annoyed and dapper turn-of-the-century innkeeper. The only problem is he’s in limbo, neither dead nor alive, and Tallulah and the pug are the first to see him in a hundred years.

Cursed by a medicine woman, “Love ‘em and Leave ‘em Lucius” Stewart is stuck between worlds until he finds his true love and gives her his heart. When he first sees Tallulah, he doesn’t know what he’s feeling. Yet, her stunning beauty, and feisty attitude pull him in.

With the fate of Hotel LaBelle on the line, Tallulah with the help of a powerful medicine woman turns Lucius back into a flesh and blood man. She and Lucius team up to save the hotel, but Tallulah can’t help but wonder if he will ever let go of his past love and learn to love again.

Excerpt:

Every muscle in her body screamed for a hot bath. Tallulah cranked on the faucets of the claw-foot tub, plugged her cell phone in to charge, and stripped out of her travel clothes. She stepped into the steaming water and sank down into the bubbles, closing her eyes with a sigh of contentment. Franny plopped on the rug next to the tub and snored. An hour later, Tallulah awoke to a yapping pug and tepid bathwater. She stepped over the dancing dog, dropped her flannel nightgown over her head, and brushed her teeth while the little beast cocked her head and watched. “Let it never be said that a pug allowed its owner to brush their teeth alone.” Franny snorted.

 

The nightlight cast a small yellow glow when Tallulah opened the bathroom door, headed to the bed—and stopped. A drop-dead gorgeous mustachioed man with brown wavy hair falling to the collar of his old-fashioned suit perched on the edge of her four poster. The scent of cigar smoke and whiskey wafted to her on the breeze from the overhead fan, and his shadow stretched across the quilt in an extended parody of his height. Franny leaped at the man’s legs and barked. He reached down to pet the dog, murmured something, and she wagged her curly little tail. Rooted to the spot, heart thrumming in her throat, Tallulah debated running back into the bathroom and calling Will on her cell phone to get his butt up to the room and explain how this stranger got past her dead bolted and chained door. She took a deep breath. Flight wasn’t an option since he blocked her path from the room. Besides, she’d have to unwrap her pug from around his ankles or leave her here with the intruder. Not a chance. Time to put up a good fight. “Who the hell are you?” She wanted to snatch Franny away from him, but didn’t want to get too close to this stranger. “What are you doing in my room?”

 

The man’s dark, intelligent eyes widened and his eyebrow quirked. “You can see me?”

 

“Of course I can see you. I repeat. Who the hell are you? You’re sitting on my bed as if you own the place.”

 

“I’m Lucius Stewart. I do own the place. I’m the proprietor of Hotel LaBelle.”

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Nothing says bad judgement like trying to prove a superstition true…

Taylor Braxton, along with a few adventurous girlfriends, decides to test one such superstition on Valentine’s Day – the day Taylor’s ex-fiancé is to be married. A few bottles of wine help lower her inhibition and go a long way to giving her the courage to try to heal her broken heart. After all, Taylor reasons, what is the worst thing that can happen – the superstition of finding her true love might come true?

Sheriff Ryan Jones is used to getting calls about the odd dancing around the downtown fountain. When you live in Cupid, Texas, there were always some residents who believed if you dance naked around the fountain, you were guaranteed to find your true love. What he doesn’t expect is to find the lovely, but spirited Taylor Braxton confronting him at midnight – sans clothing. Unfortunately, a long-held promise and his badge stand between him and what he wants – Taylor.

Will the Cupid Superstition help Taylor and Ryan overcome the past and take a chance on love again? Or will a promise he made to her best friend, and his career, deflect Cupid’s arrow?

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Cupid, Texas

“Valentine’s Day. Today is the cheating snake’s wedding day,” Taylor Braxton said, flipping her blonde hair over her shoulder before taking a sip of wine. Her third glass of the evening. “I’d like to propose a toast to his new wife. May she never find him in her bed with someone else, like I found her in mine.”

The three women clinked glasses.

“Maybe it was for the best. After all, lawmen are known for being serial cheaters,” Meghan, one of Taylor’s best friends, said in her quiet librarian voice. She gave a shake of auburn hair, her emerald eyes filled with sympathy.

Still the same after all these years, Taylor wondered if Meghan ever raised her voice even during a climax. Did she scream with passion, or just say oh? And Taylor never wanted to know the answer to that question.

Yes, lawmen cheated, but many men were sleazebags who thought infidelity was nothing.

Kelsey, Taylor’s other best friend leaned in close. “Well, if you hadn’t found him locked in the arms of another woman, you wouldn’t have come back to Cupid.”

“True,” Taylor agreed.

Pushing her dark brunette hair back over her shoulder, Kelsey smiled. “I can’t believe we’re all here together again. Just like the old days when we were young and naive and so vulnerable. Now, we’re all grown up and–”

“Still single,” Meghan said with a sigh.

“Yep, no eligible man on my radar,” Kelsey admitted. “Who would want to date a woman with three pain in the ass brothers watching over her?”

Kelsey’s announcement surprised Taylor. Of the three of them, Kelsey was who she thought would walk down the aisle first. Instead, not one of them was wearing a ring, and frankly, she found it odd she’d come the closest to a honeymoon.

“I don’t want a man. I’m giving up. I’m going to remain single the rest of my life,” Taylor announced.

After her last attempt at love, the time to step away had arrived in the form of a revealed booty call.

“Oh yeah, that’s the life I want,” Meghan replied, sarcasm dripping in her tone. “Always the third wheel when you’re around couples. Every holiday your relatives asking if there is something wrong with you or have you tried online dating. Blind dates with your next-door neighbor’s son, who is so kind that he still lives with his mother.” She shivered. “No, thanks.”

 

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