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Let’s Party!!! – #Tupperware #Sales #Prizes

Who doesn’t love Tupperware? I’m hosting a Tupperware Facebook party this evening from 8 to 9 CT. Please join me for games, giveaways, and special deals!!




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Must Love Cats ~ Elysa Hendricks ~ ON SALE 99¢ ~ Giveaway

Welcome today’s guest…Elysa Hendricks and her latest release… MUST LOVE CATS – The Nine Lives of Thomas Cash Riley – Book I



Thomas Cash (TC) Riley is mad, bad and –dead. Killed in a one car wreck the twenty-nine-year old playboy is given one last chance to redeem himself for living a selfish, unfulfilled life and to determine his soul’s final destination.

To help his young daughter recover from the loss of her mother, Daniel Bishop, a widower who dislikes the country and is allergic to anything with fur, has moved back to his wife’s rural hometown to be close to her large family.

Katherine Sinclair, the local veterinarian and the single mother of an adventurous ten-year old son, is wary of the handsome newcomer. Once before she’d given her heart to a wealthy, charming man and she’d ended up pregnant and alone.

With the help of a lonely little girl and a brash young boy, can TC find a way to bring these two damaged people together? Can he remember his past and save his soul in the allotted time?

And can he do it all as a cat?


Daniel stood by the counter with a can of beer in his hand. He glanced at me then at the untouched cat food on the floor. “Not hungry?”

I walked over to the disgusting stuff and gave it a whack with my paw. The bowl flipped, spilling the congealed lump onto the floor with a wet splat.

“Guess you don’t care for that brand.” Daniel grinned down at me then grabbed some paper towel, wiped the mess away and tossed it in the trash. “Can’t say I blame you. I wonder why cat food is so . . . aromatic. You cats are supposed to have a more sensitive sense of smell than humans, and I think the stuff stinks.”

Maybe there was hope for a decent meal yet.

“Maybe you’d like some of the dry stuff better?” He pulled a bag out of the pantry and started to open it.

I butted my head against his leg with enough force to knock him slightly off balance.

He looked down in surprise. “Easy there, tiger. You’ll get fed.”

“Not with that crap,” I yowled and grabbed his ankle with the tips of my claws.

He jumped. The bag tipped and fell off the counter. Cat kibble spilled over the floor. I sat on my hunches and glared at the offensive stuff.

“Damn cat!” Muttering under his breath he swept up the kibble then grabbed up his beer. “Now you’ll just have to wait until I have a drink. It’s been a long, hot, difficult day.”

Condensation beaded on the can. I watched as he lifted the can to open it. My mouth watered at the thought of an ice-cold beer sliding down my parched throat.

Remembering my frustration from earlier, I couldn’t keep myself from grinning.

He lowered the can and regarded me curiously. “Well, not all of it was bad. Kat’s a great woman. Beautiful. Caring. Funny. Smart. After the scare with Alana we all had fun. I can relax and be myself with her in a way I never thought possible.” He pressed the can against his forehead. “I just don’t know if I’m ready for a relationship yet. It’s been less than a year since Hannah died. It feels disloyal to consider being with another woman. And that’s if she’d even have me.”

He leaned back against the counter. “Which do you think is more selfish? Pursuing Kat? Or keeping the status quo? Alana likes her. A girl needs a mother. But do I need a woman complicating my life?”

In order to accomplish my mission, I knew I needed to help him find the answers to his questions, but even as a man I doubted I’d have had the right words, the right answers. As a cat I couldn’t begin to offer advice. I ground my teeth is frustration.

He shook his head. “Look at me. Talking to a damned cat.”

“Cat?” I mewed in affronted protest. All the sympathy I felt for the man evaporated. I waited.

He popped the tab. The eruption was just what I’d hoped for. Beer spewed upward, drenching his face and chest. My satisfaction was short-lived. He jerked the can out from his body and beer cascaded down over me. With a squawk I bolted up, but not before I was covered in sticky foam.

On Sale for .99 at Amazon through September:



Print copy of STAR CRASH and a mystery gift. (Shipping to US only. If the winner lives outside the US an ebook version will be substituted.) (Comment to enter)

And now, let’s get to know Elysa…

What was the most difficult thing about writing this book?

Writing MUST LOVE CATS – Book I of The Nine Lives of Thomas Cash Riley was so much fun I barely remember the usual angst I suffer when writing a book. I got to put myself not only into the mind of a man; I also delved into what it would be like to be a cat.

I’ve been an animal lover all my life. I’ve owned or been owned by all variety of furred, feathered, and scaled creatures. Cats are a particular favorite. People who are not owned by a cat might find cats aloof, but we feline-loving folk know better. While dogs bound into our lives and hearts, giving us their love and devotion with fearless abandon, cats are more selective. We have to earn their trust and respect before they allow us to be their support staff.

I’ve always said that if I come back after I die I want to do so as someone’s pampered pussy cat. MUST LOVE CATS is my take on what it would be like.

MUST LOVE CATS is a contemporary fantasy about a man who, in order to redeem his soul, is reincarnated as a cat and tasked with helping two damaged people find love.

Do you have another occupation, other than writer? If so, what is it and how do you like it?

In my bio I describe myself as a writer, a wife, a mother, and a daughter. Over the years I’ve worked many jobs, store clerk, insurance underwriter, video store owner, textbook buyer, writing instructor, daycare provider, and the list goes on. In each of these occupations I found things I enjoyed, but none of them excite me and fill me with joy the way writing does.

What do you want readers to come away with after they read your book?

I’d love for my readers to experience along with the hero and heroine the emotions of falling in love. I want them to laugh and cry, and at the end to close the book with a satisfied sigh eager to pick up my next book and do it all over again.

Would you rather have a bad review or no review?

Though of course a good review is always better than a bad review, any review that explains why the book was (in the reader’s opinion) good or bad is appreciated. One of my favorite reviews for my sexy sci-fi romance STAR CRASH called the book “bad porn.” My question is: How much porn do you have to read to tell the difference between good porn and bad porn. My husband’s answer: There’s no such thing as bad porn. As you can tell, hubby and I have a twisted sense of humor. Amazingly, after that review posted, sales on STAR CRASH went up.

What is your favorite quote?

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” Somerset Maugham

If you were stranded on a deserted island and you could have 3 (inanimate) objects, what would they be?

An unlimited supply of dark chocolate, paper, and pencils.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with?

Bear Grylls from Man Vs Wild, for two reasons. He’d take care of the survival part and he’s cute. But, even though he’s not much of an outdoorsman, I’d rather be stranded with my husband.

Your favorite…

MovieIt’s a tie between White Christmas and the original The Day The Earth Stood Still

MusicMy favorite song is Margaritaville

Place you’ve visitedHawaii

Place you’d like to visit (again)Hawaii

TV show from childhoodBewitched

TV show from adulthoodAny of the Star Trek series

FoodDark chocolate

Sports teamSports? You’ve got to be kidding.

Which do you prefer: Board games/card games or television? TV

To enter the giveaway, in the comment section answer:

Do you love cats? Why or why not? (Loving cats is not mandatory to win.) Winner will be chosen at random on 9/30/15 from all commenters.

Thank you for joining me, Elysa…I enjoyed the interview. Bewitched was one of my favorite childhood tv shows too! I still enjoy reruns when I can catch them. 🙂

About Elysa:

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Elysa Hendricks is 5’6” tall. She has brown eyes and curly hair. She’s a writer, a wife, a mother, and a daughter. Everything else is subject to change without notice.

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Love to Shop? Love to Read? One Stop – Fill Your Kindle – Over 40 Books & Shorts for 99 cents each!

Scroll through our list of books and short stories for only 99¢ each! Below each cover is a clickable link for that book. A variety of genres from sweet to suspense to paranormal to erotica to historical…enjoy!

(PLEASE CHECK BEFORE ORDERING!!! – We are not responsible if prices are no longer 99 cents)

Disclaimer: I have not necessarily read nor do I endorse any of the books on this list. It is advisable to read the Amazon excerpt before purchasing.


Now…for some shopping fun!

(Tip: When you are on the link, right click to open a new window so you will not be taken away from the page)


Rebellious: Martini Club 4 – The 1920s, Vintage Historical Romance Novella by Amanda McCabe

Can an aristocratic lady melt the cold heart of a Russian gangster? 


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(Sale ends February 26  – On release day, February 26, the price will be $2.99)


Ruined: Martini Club 4 – The 1920s, Vintage Historical Romance Novella by Alicia Dean 

She vowed she’d be no man’s doxy, but fate had other plans…


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(Sale ends February 26  – On release day, February 26, the price will be $2.99)


Reckless: Martini Club 4 – The 1920s, Vintage Historical Romance Novella by Kathy L Wheeler

 Lady Margaret turned Lady Bootlegger… 


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Runaway: Martini Club 4 – The 1920s, Vintage Historical Romance Novella by Krysta Scott

Can she prove her innocence before more than her dreams are destroyed?


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Destiny: A Bermuda Love Story, Historical Romance Short Story by Marilyn Baron

When the relationship of star-crossed lovers Elizabeth Sutton and Edward Morgan founders off the coast of Bermuda with the shipwreck of the Sea Venture in the seventeenth century, will the lovers be reunited? (Prequel to Under the Moon Gate)


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Red the Were Hunter – Award Winning Bestselling Novel by Rebekah R. Ganiere 

(In the search for vengeance, sometimes you have to sacrifice what you desire most)


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Capturing The Marshal’s Heart–sensual historical romance by Linda Carroll-Bradd 

What happens when a Texas lawman is forced to choose between his duty and his lady?


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Gingerbread Wishes (Book 1 in Sugar & Spice Bakery series)–sweet romance Christmas short story by Linda Carroll-Bradd

Is a new man enough to make baker Tora stay in her Texas hometown?


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When Lonely Hearts Meet (Book 2 in Sugar & Spice Bakery series)–sweet romance Valentine’s Day short story by Linda Carroll-Bradd 

Can online dating entice a divorced woman and a rancher to reveal the secrets of their lonely hearts?



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Cupid’s Beau – Valentine’s Day Sweet Paranormal Romance by Alicia Dean 

What happens when a cupid falls in love with her target?


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The Ring That Binds–historical romance novella by Linda Carroll-Bradd 

Can a woman sworn to put down roots and a man looking for more riches find happiness?


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Hot For The Uniform–erotic romance novella by Layla Chase 

When their attraction flames from sparks to 3-alarm lust, can fire captain Conor convince Rikki they have more than a sexy combustion? 


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Twin Delights–erotic romance short story by Layla Chase 

A long-distance phone relationship becomes personal between designer Michelene and contractor Whit but when a twin brother appears, she asks herself: Am I ready for a walk on the wild side?



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Whirlwind–erotic romance short story by Layla Chase 

Unveiling tattoos with a stranger has never been so dangerous…or sexy.


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Divine Fall, YA Paranormal Romance by KATHRYN KNIGHT

Revenge, Romance, and a Rogue Fallen Angel


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Find the Magic – How to Plot a Story in 10 Easy Steps, Non-Fiction writing ‘how to’ short manual by Alicia Dean


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(SALE ENDS February 5, 2015 – Regular price $2.99)


INSIGHT: a short story by Carol Burnside 

What’s a Crainesian to do when her half human life-mate is too clueless to follow when beckoned?  Seduce him with his own desires, of course!


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Hurricane Crimes, Romantic-Suspense Short Story by Chrys Fey 

During a category 5 hurricane, a woman finds herself trapped with a woman who might be a murderer.


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Up And Coming–erotic romance short story by Layla Chase 

A chance meeting in a hotel bar…a few sexy dances…a passionate night–but in the light of day, will the differences between Carina and Rico pull them apart?


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Captured & Seduced–paranormal romance novel by Shelley Munro 

A shapeshifter and a wizard slugging it out, an alien world and a hell-horse… 


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The Rebel’s Redemption– A Romantic Suspense novel by Jacquie Biggar 

When an old enemy follows and causes mayhem in Tidal Falls, can Jared overcome the odds to protect the woman he’s always loved and the child he never knew, or will it be too late?


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Caught in Cross Seas –  a romantic suspense novel by Sharleen Scott

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Key to Love – Contemporary Romantic Suspense – by Judy Ann Davis 

An animal-cracker-eating orphan, his rich uncle, and a female architect team up to solve a murder.


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By the Blue Moon, Book 1, Blue Moon Magic Series — a contemporary werewolf erotica by Debi Wilder 

Live your life only By the Blue Moon

Chastity Lynne Langford is turning 34 and she can’t understand her sudden fascination with sex. Justin Matthews has been promised the eldest daughter of the Elite clan…a clan of superior werewolves who are more human than werewolf. The rite of passage would soon take place where Justin would claim his life mate, or die trying to protect her…By the Blue Moon.


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Human Touch — a sci fi erotica by Debi Wilder & Honey Jans 

“Teach me what it’s like to be human.” 

In 2499 it’s reported that sex is forbidden and all natural child conception shall end, until …. 

In 2525 three human couples discover sex and give birth to three rogue babies that are captured in a raid. Then… 

In 2550 three humans raised by SPAR officials, Reola, Stuart, and Simon rediscover what their parents before they knew… 

Human Touch.


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Enchantment in Morocco, a contemporary novella by Madeleine McDonald 

Stranded in Morocco, Emily has to accept a job offer from Rafi Hassan.

“The slow pace of Moroccan life, along with its vibrancy and colours, echoes through this charming story.” (HEA review, 3 teacups) 


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Take Three, Please (A Menage Sexy and Short Romance #1), Women’s Fiction Short Story by Anwen Stiles 

Three gorgeous men stroll into Morgan’s bakery and her life will never be the same


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Three for Cici (A Menage Sexy and Short Romance #2), Women’s Fiction Short Story by Anwen Stiles 

Welcome to Morgan’s Bakery, where tasty treats are sold one at a time and hot guys come in groups of three! 


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Jackie’s Triple Play (A Menage Sexy and Short Romance #3), Women’s Fiction Short Story by Anwen Stiles 

Jackie finds ménage magic of her own at Morgan’s Bakery


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Golem’s Revenge, Episode One: Betrayed, Women’s Fiction Fantasy Short Story by Anwen Stiles 

When ordinary love goes awry, it’s sad. When magical love goes wrong, it’s dangerous.


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Golem’s Revenge, Episode Two: Reprise, Women’s Fiction Fantasy Short Story by Anwen Stiles 

She’ll throw her fate to the melody of her dead lover’s song


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Golem’s Revenge, Episode Three: Captive, Women’s Fiction Fantasy Short Story by Anwen Stiles 

He’ll bind her body, but not her spirit. 


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Golem’s Revenge, Episode Four: Exposed, Women’s Fiction Fantasy Short Story by Anwen Stiles 

Saving him might save herself, if an enemy doesn’t destroy them first.


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Delivering Love Today, a Fun & Flirty Valentine’s Day short story, by Patricia Preston

A handsome stranger disrupts more than Kelly’s delivery schedule on Valentine’s Day.



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Maggie Undercover (Welcome to Council Falls) by Elysa Hendricks  A Small Town Romance Novel
(High school is more fun the second time around.)


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A Chance to Love Again: Oklahoma Lovers #3 (Oklahoma Lovers Series), a Western Historical Romance novella by Callie Hutton

Can widow Rachel Stevens and ranch foreman Rusty McIntyre find love when life isn’t as easy at it once was?


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Saving Sarah: Novella and prequel to the Pikes Run Series by Kara O’Neal 

After Sarah ends their courtship, will Michael be able to discover her blackmailer’s secret and save her before it’s too late?


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Lori’s Redemption by Pamela S Thibodeaux (short story spin-off to Tempered Fire) 

Can a notorious bad girl find redemption & win the cowboy preacher’s heart?


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Love is a Rose by Pamela S Thibodeaux (devotional) 

God uses any and every means available to speak to His children.


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The Conqueror, a medieval romance by Mary Gillgannon 

The daughter of a Saxon eorle defies the Norman knight who seizes control of her home.


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The Scotland Yard Exchange Series Boxed Set: 3 Novels of Romance & Intrigue by Stephanie Queen 

Escape to the intriguing and charming world in Queen’s Beacon Hill where politics, crime and fun mix in three full novels.


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Sealed With a Kiss, Contemporary Romance, Short Story, by DARCY FLYNN 


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Caledonian Privateer, historical romance, novel, Gail MacMillan 

Notorious privateer joins forces with an infamous lady jewel thief fleeing justice after stealing Marie Antoinette’s necklace.


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Ghost of Winters Past, romantic suspense, novel, Gail MacMillan 

Ghosts, murder, and a mysterious man who appears out of a blizzard haunt Michael Dunn when she takes over the management of a snowmobile lodge in the Canadian wilderness.


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Katie O’Sullivan and her 99¢ Mermaid Books!!!

I am happy to introduce author, Katie O’Sullivan and her books about mermaids. Who doesn’t love mermaids???

Happy Holidays, and thanks for inviting me to your blog today, Alicia! I’m excited to share the news about a HUGE KINDLE SALE going on at my other publisher, Crescent Moon Press. Load up your Kindle with some great reads, or send them as holiday gifts! 

The first two books of my young adult paranormal series are available at this sale price until the end of December. SON OF A MERMAID introduces us to a secret world hidden beneath the waves… yes, I’m talking about mermaids! Here’s the cover and blurb:




About the Book: 

Shea MacNamara’s life just got complicated. 

After a freak tornado devastates his Oklahoma farm, the fifteen-year-old orphan moves to Cape Cod to live with a grandmother he’s never met. Struggling to make sense of his new surroundings, he meets a girl along the shore who changes his life forever. 

Kae belongs to an undersea world hidden from drylanders. The daughter of royal servants, she knows the planned marriage of her Princess to the foreign King should put an end to the war between the clans. Two things stand in the way of lasting peace: an ambitious Regent and rumors of a half-human child who will save the oceans. 

Sparks fly when she meets Shea, but could the cute drylander really be the Son of a Mermaid?


Buy it on AMAZON here : http://www.amazon.com/Son-Mermaid-Katie-OSullivan-ebook/dp/B00CRLSH9G/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1V8ZK9N5K662TN0TQ76K


The second book in the series is BLOOD OF A MERMAID, also part of this great Kindle 99 cent sale! The story picks up a few weeks after the first book ends. I absolutely love this cover art! 



About the Book:

Mermaid blood.

When Shea MacNamara fell into the ocean for the first time, he found he could breathe underwater. The son of a mermaid, the sea is in his blood. Literally. The best part of Shea’s new life? His girlfriend Kae, who also happens to be a beautiful mermaid.

But darkness lurks under the sea. When evil mermen kidnap Kae, the king reminds Shea that having royal blood means making tough choices. 

An Arctic dungeon, a fiery plane crash, the legendary halls of Atlantis…and narwhals?

Having mermaid blood just got a lot more complicated.


Buy it on AMAZON here: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Mermaid-Katie-OSullivan-ebook/dp/B00KAKMPV2/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400237013&sr=1-2&keywords=blood+of+a+mermaid


As a special holiday treat, here’s an excerpt from the first book. Enjoy – and don’t forget to download your copy before the sale runs out! 

Excerpt from Son of a Mermaid: 

Her body shivered under his touch, and he remembered why they’d come upstairs in the first place. “Are you still cold?” he asked as he put his arm around her and hugged her against him. She felt warm against him, her body radiating heat like a bonfire. Her hair smelled of salt air and sunshine.

“I’m not cold,” she whispered as she shivered again. “Just scared.”

He cupped her cheek with his hand and tipped her face upward, looking down into her wide eyes. “Don’t be,” he whispered back, and kissed her lightly. Her lips were soft and tasted of salt and sweetness, like the saltwater taffy they sold in the center of town. He wound his fingers through her golden locks, her hair silky and fine to his touch like spun sunshine, as he locked his lips more firmly to hers. His heart hammered within his chest, the blood pounding in his ears drowning out the world around them, he felt as though he were tumbling through space…until a sharp bark brought him back to the present and he opened his eyes. Lucky was standing next to the bed, prodding Kae with his black muzzle.

Kae drew away suddenly, her cheeks flaming red once again. “Oh,” she said, jumping to her feet. “Oh, I’m so sorry!”

“Sorry?” Shea stood slowly, his brow knotting with confusion. “What is there to be sorry about?”

“I… I… Maybe we’d better get going. My father will know what to do to help your mother.” She turned abruptly and walked into the hallway. He felt like all the heat had left the room with her, his heart still beat with a rapid, steady sharpness. Sorry? Why would she say that?

Lucky still stood next to Shea. He looked down at the dog and frowned. “Way to go, dog,” he muttered. “Rule number one? Never interrupt a first kiss.”

Lucky gave another sharp bark and wagged his tail.


About the Author: 

Katie O’Sullivan lives with her family and big dogs next to the ocean on Cape Cod, drinking way too much coffee and inventing new excuses not to dust. A recovering English major, she earned her degree at Colgate University and writes romance for young adults and the young at heart. Her editing column, “The Write Way,” appears in the Literary Women section of CapeWomenOnline magazine. 

Living next to the Atlantic influences everything she writes. Her YA mermaid series begins in Nantucket Sound with SON OF A MERMAID, and continues the undersea adventures with BLOOD OF A MERMAID, coming from Crescent Moon Press in May 2014. Her latest contemporary romance from The Wild Rose Press is MY KIND OF CRAZY, a Cape Cod story of second chances and starting over.


Website: www.katie-osullivan.com

Blog: http://katieosullivan.blogspot.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OkatieO

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3326303.Katie_O_Sullivan

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/katieosullivan


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TWRP New Release Spotlight – PLUS Fun Facts and Favorite Lines…

I’m happy to share a few brand new releases from The Wild Rose Press: A Paranormal New Adult (LOVE the cover!!!) and a romantic suspense…right up my alley. 🙂

Check out these exciting stories and be sure to follow the authors.


Christy Effinger with Say Nothing of What You See, a Paranormal New Adult Novel  

What haunt us most are the ghosts of our own creation. 

Fun fact: 

As a Midwesterner,  I have long been fascinated by grain elevators. I once lived down the street from one when I was a broke college student. Say Nothing of What You See began with the mental image of a woman standing at the edge of a huge silo. I wrote the novel at night while my husband was taking MBA classes.  

A few favorite lines: 

I remembered the way she fell. The way she fell without a sound.

Like a pirate’s prisoner walking the plank. Like a bird too young to fly. Like a wounded moth, a dead star, a torn kite.


ON SALE!!!!! ONLY $3.00

50% off through Wild Rose Press site (you can download it easily to your reading device)

Available here:

TWRP: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=242_177_139&products_id=5772

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MW5HTZ0/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

Find Christy here: 

Website: http://christyeffinger.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/christyeffinger

Tumblr: http://christyeffinger.tumblr.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/christyeffinger

Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/christyeffinger

Google+: http://google.com/+christyeffinger

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/christyeffinger



Maggie Toussaint with Rough Waters, a Romantic Suspense Novel 

A treasure hunt turns deadly

Fun Fact: 

I was inspired to write about a florist because once upon a time my mother owned a flower shop. I spent many an afternoon playing in the shop, building forts with blocks of foam, and watching mom work magic with a bouquet of flowers. 

Writing about shipwrecked treasure came about due to my close proximity to Blackbeard Island. Rumors still circulate about Blackbeard’s treasure being buried in coastal Georgia. But my science training taught me that islands shift positions through time due to actions of wind and water. It seemed logical to me that an unmarked shipwreck of the 1800s might be in a different place. And if someone found a hand-drawn treasure map, he would think he really had something. 

Rock’s survived war, his mother’s terminal illness, and a boat explosion. Jeanie’s been abandoned as a wife and mom and reinvented herself as a florist. In Rough Waters, a florist and a former SEAL join forces to reach their goals. He wants his stolen treasure returned, or he will lose everything he’s worked for. She wants to catch the creep who broke into her home and business so she can bring her kids home. Rough Waters…

A few favorite lines: 

She didn’t need to be worried about her kids right now.

He’d worry enough for the both of them.


ON SALE!!!!! ONLY $2.50
50% off through Wild Rose Press site (you can download it easily to your reading device)

Available here:

TWRP: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=242_245_137&products_id=5771



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TWRP New Release Spotlight – PLUS Fun Facts and Favorite Lines…

I’m happy to share some brand new releases from The Wild Rose Press. Check out these exciting stories and be sure to follow the authors.


Ashantay Peters with Death Rub, a Mystery Novel

Class reunions can be murder, even after finding the perfect dress 

Interesting Tidbit: 

I was having a chair massage when the idea for this book niggled into my brain. My massage therapist didn’t seem as enthused as I was about the plot, however. Hmm…I wonder if she thought I was making a personal comment about her skills.  Not so! My fictional massage therapist, Maggie, is a true heroine – facing her past and working past her fears to reach a better future. But then, I think anyone who confronts their dark side is heroic.

Favorite Line(s):

“He tasted like cinnamon with a piquant aftertaste of dark chocolate.”


Find Death Rub here:

Wild Rose Press – Click Here

Amazon – Click Here

Find Ashantay here: 

Web site –www.ashantay.com

Email – ashantay.peters@gmail.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/ashantay.peters

Amazon Author –https://www.amazon.com/author/ashantaypeters


Diana Green with Dragon Wife, Paranormal Romance Novel

Beware the dragon when he finds his mate.

Interesting Tidbit:

The idea for this story came to me from a dream. In it, I experienced being a woman with magical abilities, living in a medieval world. I encountered a dragon-shifter chieftain and became quite smitten with him, only to learn he was betrothed to my cousin.
The emotions in my dream were so compelling, as was the vividness of the setting and characters. When I woke, I knew I had the seed for a great novel. The rest, as they say, is history.

Favorite Lines:

“If  you’re fretting about those stories, where dragons carry off beautiful virgins, I can put your mind at rest. I haven’t done that in ages.”

Orwenna’s head snapped up.

“Since I’m not a beauty or a virgin, I won’t worry,” she said tartly. “I’ll just pray you can fly well enough not to drop me.”


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Gail MacMillan with Heather for a Highlander, historical romance novel

Interesting Tidbit:

In reading a book about provincial history, I came upon a section listing home remedies in 1820 New Brunswick.  Some were bazaar such as the asthma cure that required eating field mice fried in butter.  Others , such as heating poppy seeds in milk as a cure for insomnia, had merit.  About this time, people of the First Nation were also introducing their own medicines such as the fox glove plant for heart ailments to the newcomers.  What about a doctor of that era as a hero?  The idea burst into my mind as I read.  But not just any doctor… a remarkable doctor, one who could separate  the ridiculous remedies from those with benefits, a doctor open the wisdom of the First Nation’s healers and shamans, a doctor bold enough to question long standing medical practices such as bleeding?   Thus was born Dr. William MacTavish and his rogue of a brother, sea captain James.  And as Dr. MacTavish’s practice in the backwoods of New Brunswick grew, he would require an assistant but when he sent his brother on a quest for such an individual he had no idea his unpredictable brother would return with Heather for the former Highlander Dr. MacTavish.


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Five Authors from Oklahoma – (Burdened, Vol. 2) Five Stories in One Boxed Set About a Cursed Doll and True Love

Last week I introduced a boxed set of 5 short stories from The Tales of the Scrimshaw Doll series. This week, I am featuring Burdened, Volume 2. 

A while back, a group of Oklahoma authors came together to write a series of short stories with the recurring theme of a cursed Scrimshaw doll. The curse began in the late seventeenth century when a father feared his daughter’s betrothed would betray her. A gypsy attempted to hex the girl with this spell: All those who betray you will suffer. Only true love can break the curse. As luck (or bad luck) would have it, the girl was holding a Scrimshaw Doll her father had made for her, and the curse went into the doll instead, and therefore, it carried on for centuries. Our first installment picks up with the young woman’s daughter, who has inherited the doll.  

These stories, in various genres, all stand alones, were published with The Wild Rose Press as individual releases, but have now been released in two boxed sets, each containing five stories.


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Take a look at the fun and exciting stories in Volume 2: 


Kathy L Wheeler with The Color of Betrayal, Contemporary Novella

He’d risk a broken nose for love


When I found myself stuck trying to determine artist Malia Kane’s sidekick, one of my very good friends began to speak—so what if he’d already passed from this world into the next—It worked. Charlie’s advice was perfect! And I was happy to bring him back to life as Malia’s agent. It was a fitting tribute for one of my best friends ever.

A favorite line:

“You went out with Hercules?”



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Callie Hutton with Tessa’s Treasures, Contemporary Romance Novella


Alicia Dean with Thicker than Water, Romantic Suspense Novella 

Some secrets refuse to stay buried


I almost always use celebrities as inspiration for my main characters in order to have a set image in my mind and to make them feel more real. In this story, it seemed to work especially well for me. I used Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens in Justified for my hero, Sheriff Jake Devlin, and the character really seemed to come alive for me. Another little tidbit; I almost always use fictitious towns in my books. In this story, I used Covington, Oklahoma, as a nod to Covington, Georgia, the real town behind fictitious Mystic Falls and where Vampire Diaries is filmed. I decided to use the same town in my upcoming Halloween short story, Caster’s Unfriendly Ghost.

A favorite line(s):

Julia stared at her incredulously. “You can’t possibly think that we deserve to be punished?”

Pam met her gaze. “I don’t think you do, but maybe the doll does.”




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Anna Kittrell with Skinbound, Romantic Suspense Novella

When Darcy falls for the town doctor, she finds herself at her wicked twin sister’s mercy, with nothing but the yellowed bones of an ancient doll to protect her.


Truth makes great fiction, and I infiltrate my stories with plenty of it. Take the following excerpt from Skinbound, for example: 

Once, as a young girl, Scarlett whispered Darcy’s name through the keyhole of her bedroom door. Darcy knocked, then twisted the knob. Finding it locked, she’d dropped to her knees, peering through the keyhole into the shadowy room. Puzzled, she’d raised her head—just as a straightened coat hanger plunged through the opening, nicking her cheek. 

The truth is, yes, I almost lost an eyeball. As a child, my sister plunged a straightened coat hanger through the keyhole, barely missing my eye. I moved just in time. Oh—I should mention one little discrepancy—she hadn’t called my name through the opening. I was just spying. Guess I deserved it.

A favorite line(s):

She dove for the cardboard box as if it were home plate. Blood oozed from her skinned elbows as she thrust her hands into her great-grandmother’s belongings, rescuing her scrimshaw doll.


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Website: http://annakittrell.com/

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Email: kittrellbooks@gmail.com


Tamrie Foxtail with The Bone Bride, Romantic Suspense Novella 

Daira’s first love has returned to their home town. Is he the next victim of the scrimshaw doll?


I live in a small Oklahoma town. Our old home was a short walk from a haunted bridge, one that actually appears on a list of Oklahoma’s most haunted sights. I’ve always wanted to use the bridge in a story, and it seemed a perfect fit with a cursed doll.

A Favorite Line(s):

She turned to look at him. His nose was an inch from hers. She struggled to keep her eyes from crossing. “You think I don’t want you to kiss me because you dumped me twenty years ago?”

“You mean there’s another reason?”

“Yes! You’re little more than a stranger, now. I don’t go around kissing strange men.”

His smile deepened. He leaned closer, the tip of his tongue tracing the shell of her ear. She shivered.

“I’m not a stranger, sweetheart.” His hands slid down her arms and moved to her waist. “I’m the man who took your virginity in the backseat of my car.”





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