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Pregnant construction supervisor Jo Bertoletti doesn’t need anyone’s help…or another heartbreak

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

 

Building
a Surprise Family

 

Butterfly
Harbor Stories Book 10

 

by
Anna J. Stewart

 

Genre:
Clean Contemporary Romance

 

 

An
instant family…
Is
life-changing!
 

 

Pregnant
construction supervisor Jo Bertoletti doesn’t need anyone’s
help…or another heartbreak. So she’s putting handsome,
kindhearted firefighter Ozzy Lakeman firmly into the friend zone.
After all, she’s just passing through Butterfly Harbor, and her
life is too complicated for a summer romance. But Ozzy feels an
immediate connection. Can he convince the woman of his dreams to
take a chance on building a forever family with him?

 

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USA Today and national bestselling author Anna J Stewart writes sweet to sexy romances for Harlequin and ARC Manor’s Caezik Romance. Her sweet Heartwarming books include the Butterfly Harbor series as well as the ongoing Blackwell saga. She also writes the Honor Bound series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense and contributes to the bestselling Coltons. A former Golden Heart, Daphne, and National Reader’s Choice finalist, Anna loves writing big community stories where family found is always the theme. Since her first published novella with Harlequin in 2014, Anna has released more than forty novels and novellas and hopes to branch out even more thanks to Caezik Romance. Anna lives in Northern California where (at the best times) she loves going to the movies, attending fan conventions, and heading to Disneyland, her favorite place on earth. When she’s not writing, she is usually binge-watching her newest TV addiction, re-watching her all-time favorite show, Supernatural, and wrangling two monstrous cats named Rosie and Sherlock.  You can read more about Anna at her website, www.AuthorAnnaStewart.com.

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Royal romances galore for the summer

Monday, June 14th, 2021

 

I want to alert you that most of my Medieval Princesses romances are on sale for a short time here:

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The list of Anna del C. Dye’s work is below:

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King Keban’s gaze upon Princess Arianne will be punishable by death. However, her brother, the king, gave him another option—Now he will return home with the princess as his wife. He wonders at the turn of events, but only for a small moment. After staying there for a night filled with hair-curling cries and dreadful noises coming from her brother’s chamber, he could never leave her in that place…not even for his kingdom.

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Once Upon Two Kingdoms

 

An arrangement made when Elizabeth was just a babe ties her to someone she has never met, never spoken to, never loved. Now old enough to choose, she desires freedom—a way to choose her own path—her own husband. The moment Elizabeth meets Patrick she knows he is her soul mate. But when you are bound to a crown how is any choice your own?

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Her Prince Charming

 

 

A future worth rescuing, a love worth waiting for, and a dream worth sharing

Danger lurks in the court as Stanislav the high chancellor, seizes an opportunity to take the crown and the princess for himself. Caught between duty and freedom, Princess Alexandra has to choose to be free to find a happy ever after or marry Stanislav as he demands and let him take the crown from her. When Prince Christoffer offers a solution by marrying her…wouldn’t that mean another marriage without love? However, if she accepts his proposal, she will sentence him to death.

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A Princess in Disguise

 

 

To save her love she must remain hidden…to save her kingdom she must reveal herself

Oleah has learned from books since infancy and swears she has a library instead of a brain. Why a farmer’s daughter needs all this learning escapes her, until fate sets her on a collision course with Anitolia’s plan to obtain absolute power. Anitolia is ruthless, so Oleah fears for Stephan who loves her unconditionally. Stephan has suffered much under Anitolia’s obsession. However, it will be Oleah who breaks his heart if she is forced to marry Anitolia’s son.

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Kingdom by the Sea

 

 

A secret passageway conceals more than spider webs.

The common belief in two kingdoms is that Serena, the Princess of Delmar, wants slaves. Even her fiancé loses his love for her, in commiseration with the islanders captured in her name. When she discovers his betrayal with a slave girl, it could be the end for Linah and all the slaves held prisoner in Delmar. After all, a powerful yet brokenhearted princess could become a weapon too deadly for her opponents to survive.

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Anna del C. Dye was born in Chile. She has received six awards for her stories. She is fluent in Spanish & English. She lives in Utah, with her husband of forty plus years.

The Silent Warrior Trilogy belongs to her Elf Series that includes seven stand-alone high fantasy books. Anna’s A Royal Romance series includes all the books in this post and more. She has also authored the novelettes The Chancellor from Connier, A Princess’ Heartache, and A Fatal Snooze. A collection of Christmas tales based on the depression era are part of her writings too.

And last but not least, her middle-grade book, Emerine’s Nightmare and her bilingual collection of kids books written under A. C. Dye are also available for more go to:

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You can contact her at: 

http://www.annadelc.com

 

Sale ends July 25.

I hope you’ll take the time to enjoy one or more of my princess’s adventures and have a great summer.

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Please share and enjoy all this happy ever after and may all be well with you,

Anna del C. Dye

Clean tales of Elfs, YA medieval Romance & children bilingual books 

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Convinced his scars had stolen all hope for love, Silas finds his life forever changed by the quiet maid

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

 

Grace
by Contract

 

Once
Upon a Duchy Book 1

 

by
Rachel Rossano

 

Genre:
Fairytale-Inspired Romance

 

 

After
her father uproots the family to the northern duchy of Brackenhurst,
Grace Eldon and her four younger sisters struggle with a new life of
hardship. Desperate to keep a roof over their heads amid mounting
debts, she and her youngest sister seek employment in the Duke of
Brackenhurst’s household despite fearsome rumors.
 

 

Scarred
and maimed from a terrible fire Silas Isling, Duke of Brackenhurst,
buries himself in his work to avoid the stares of pity and fear. When
one of the new maids shows no fear at his appearance, he is
intrigued. That is until his meddling steward gives her the task of
cleaning Silas’ bookroom. It is a most unwelcome disruption since he
prefers to be alone.
 

 

While
a thief plagues his castle, an old nemesis reappears, and enemies
invade in the guise of guests. Amidst the distractions and chaos,
Grace brings some unexpected order. Once convinced his scars had
stolen all hope for love, Silas finds his life forever changed by the
quiet maid. Could she love a scarred Duke?
 

 

Inspired
by Beauty and the Beast
 
 

 

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days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the
little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of
her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virtue set in a medieval
fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative
fantasy and a bit of science fiction.

 

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On Christmas Eve, the love of Dara’s life passed away in a tragic accident, leaving Dara with their three-year-old daughter

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

 

A
Romance for Christmas

 

by
Kayelle Allen

 

Genre:
Sweet Holiday Romance

 

 

A
sweet holiday romance showcasing love, loss, and the spirit of
giving.
 

 

Can
you fall in love again when the love of your life has gone?
 

 

On
Christmas Eve, the love of Dara’s life passed away in a tragic
accident, leaving Dara with their three-year-old daughter. Though
insurance paid for the basics, there wasn’t much left. Now it’s
Christmas Eve again, there’s no money for a tree, and everything Dara
loves has been sold to survive.
 

 

A
knock on the door reveals a cop, with a gift that will change her
entire life.
 

 

A
romance full of hope, so sweet there’s not even a kiss…
 

 

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Science Fiction author Kayelle Allen. I did a tour in the US Navy,
where I climbed around airplanes fixing black boxes that helped
pilots find their way home. I wrote my first novel at 18 but to this
day, it’s hidden under my bed, where (trust me) it will remain.
Gems from it, however, launched several series in my galaxy-wide
universe of stories. From childhood, I was the victim of an
overactive imagination and inherited the Irish gift of gab from my
mother. From my father, I got a healthy respect for mechanical
things. Small wonder I write Science Fiction and Fantasy peopled with
misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role playing immortal gamers, and
warriors who purr.

 

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a member of RomVets, a group of military and former military women
who write romance. In 2014, I was awarded an honorary lifetime
membership to the OutlantaCon Science Fiction Convention for support
of the convention since its debut. I founded Marketing for Romance
Writers (more about them below), and today it has over 7k members. I
also lead a writer’s group in my community. Now that I’m retired,
I stay busier than ever. I’ve been married so long I’m tenured.

 

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An encounter under the mistletoe that goes horribly wrong . . . or perfectly right?

Friday, December 18th, 2020

 

 

When she was in Paris, Kimberley Montpetit spent all of her souvenir money at the La Patisserie shops with their gorgeous and delicious pastries.
She grew up in the fabulous city of San Francisco, hides a stash of anything chocolate and caramel when she can get away with it, and now lives in a small town along the banks of the Rio Grande with her engineer husband and three sons.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Can two clashing agents survive gunshots, murderous millionaires, and dangerous covert snooping? Most importantly, will their own hearts betray them in the end?
 
Our Heroine: Erin Steele, FBI Agent. Alias: Cassandra Fairfax, oil heiress.
Her Partner: Braden Moretti, CIA Special Ops. Alias: Marcus Romero, Erin’s drop-dead gorgeous date with a talent for driving her crazy.
 
Where: A fancy Christmas party at the mansion of the wealthiest man in San Francisco.
 
Undercover Assignment: Fake Fabergé jewels selling for ten million bucks. A sting operation to take down the bad guys, of course . . . it’s all in a night’s work.
 
Biggest Blunder: An encounter under the mistletoe that goes horribly wrong . . . or perfectly right?

 

 
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Striding down the carpeted hallway to Suite 1455, Erin was suddenly aware that the man was right behind, his steps quiet but determined. 

“Excuse me?” she said, whipping around to confront him, senses on alert, placing her hand on the grip of her 9-mm Glock in her handbag. “Are you following me?”

“I’m beginning to wonder if you’re following me,” he said.

“That’s ridiculous. I’m in front of you. How could I possibly know which office you’re headed to?”

“Touché,” he said with an amused smile. “You must be a detective.”

“And you probably read too many crime novels,” she retorted, surprised at the sassy response coming out of her mouth. “Are you at the San Francisco FBI field office for research for a term paper?”

He gave her an amused smile, but there was a hint of danger behind his eyes while he assessed her. “Something like that.”  

“Maybe you shouldn’t have pressed that 13th incognito floor,” Erin suggested. “You’ll probably have little luck since visitors need an appointment to see any of the agents who occupy these offices.”

He pursed his lips and nodded. “I see. Thanks for the tip.”

Why did it seem like this too handsome dude was laughing at her?

His footsteps continued to trail her instead of turning down the intersecting hallway to the other wing of offices. 

Erin tried not to glare before she spun around on her heel, purposely ignoring him. 

When she reached FBI Supervisor Howell’s office, Erin pushed open the door and greeted the office manager. “Agent Steele here to see Supervisor Howell. I have an appointment.”

“Yes, he’s expecting you,” Laura Tidwell, the office manager said, punching a button on the intercom while she pressed a finger against the rim of her black-framed glasses. “Agent Steele has arrived, sir.”

A male voice that sounded like a truck filled with gravel said, “Send Steele in.”

Erin tried not to let her sweaty palms show as she crossed the room. A door closed behind her and she craned her neck to glance over her shoulder. 

The man who had shared the elevator with her was now in the FBI office. He had followed her!  

 

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When he unexpectedly becomes the guardian of two children, one by one, the women in his little black book walk away

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

 

The
House Husband

 

by
Shelia E. Bell

 

Genre:
Women’s Fiction, Clean Romance

 

 

Ellie
Cooper loved celebrating the Christmas holidays until a tragedy
changed it all. Now Christmas is the worse holiday ever for her.
After years of being alone, her aunt pressures Ellie to give love a
second chance by opening up her heart. To ease the pressure from her
aunt, Ellie tells her that she has found true love and is engaged to
be married. Her aunt surprises her with news of an upcoming Christmas
visit. With only a few weeks to execute her plan, Ellie must find a
way to cover her trail of lies.
 

 

Tucker
Adelson, a handsome, eligible bachelor is a successful executive.
When he unexpectedly becomes the guardian of two children, one by
one, the women in his little black book walk away from his ready made
family, leaving Tucker to fend for himself as a single parent.
 

 

When
Tucker and Ellie’s paths cross will they be able to help each other?
Or will their past drive a wedge between them?
 

 

The
House Husband is a tender love story about the possibility of giving
love a chance.
 
 

 

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E. Bell is an award-winning, national bestselling author with
over 20 titles to her credit in the genres of faith based fiction,
women’s fiction, young adult fiction and nonfiction. Her books
have garnered numerous awards and accolades, including Black
Expressions Top 10 and Top 25, Black Christian News Network (BCNN Top
10, 25, 50 Christian fiction), Dallas Morning News Bestsellers List,
USA Today Favorable Review, 2017 Christian Literary Readers’ Choice
Award, 2015 Rosa Parks Award, 2014 Christian Literary Award, AAMBC
Nate Holmes Honorary Award, Kindle Award, OOSA Book of the Year, and
many more. Shelia is a literacy advocate, freelance book editor,
and former publisher who is passionate about helping, encouraging and
promoting others to ‘live their dreams now.’

 

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It was the day when his so called friends had left him to wander out in the cold, without food or shelter

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

 


Karlie Lucas is a school crossing guard by day and a writer/artist by night. 


A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, SCBWI, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.
Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.


When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.


She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally. 
 

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Marie never expected to wake up in North Pole City, let alone being made Santa’s Emergency Replacement. It was a job she never wanted but couldn’t turn down, thanks to Clarence, Santa’s right hand man.
Now, Marie has to work with Clarence, who believes she is some kind of criminal who will cause the destruction of everything he holds dear. Trying to prove that he’s wrong, Marie keeps making mistakes that push them even further apart. It doesn’t help that she has a past she’d rather keep hidden. However, trying to keep her past where it should belong isn’t easy.
Just when Marie starts to feel like things are coming together, a madman with a bone to pick, and Christmas to ruin, threatens the whole of the North Pole Organization. Marie must rely on Clarence and her new friends to help her face her past before Christmas is gone forever.  But does she have the courage to truly be herself when it could mean losing everything?

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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The elf hugged his long coat around his body. A sudden strong gust of wind tried to swipe his hood in a mad game of hide and sneak, breaking his train of thought. He batted at the wind, trying to make it go away, but his efforts only seemed to add to its frenzy. It came back with more force, pushing the clouds until they blocked out the moon and stars completely.
 

 

After a while, he gave up at scolding. Instead, he tried to push his way through the rough splintering of ice crystals thrown up against him. The strong breeze had other ideas and would not let him move in any direction. It
howled, rising with the sound of thunder, and forced him to the ground. It brought with it a faint echo of a voice.
The sound seemed to call out to him, rising in intensity and dying with each gust. The hopeless appeal caught his attention, sounding like the call of someone lost and afraid. It took him back to a day he didn’t want to remember. It was the day when his so called friends had left him to wander out in the cold, without food or shelter to help him.

 

 

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A woman being hunted by an unknown monster intent on keeping them apart by any means necessary

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

 

Run
To You

 

Seasons
of Love Book 1

 

by
Jayne Townsley

 

Genre:
Contemporary Romantic Suspense

 

 

A
friend of the family has done despicable things and has his eyes set
on Rin and she has no idea what he has in store for her.

 

Rin
lost her mother four years after the murder of her best friend on the
night of their high school graduation. Although her mother’s death
was unexpected, there is nothing suspicious about it whereas Hannah’s
death is an open cold case. At least Rin thinks her mother’s death
was nothing more than an untimely tragedy. Going on the long dreamed
of post-college vacation that she and her friends have been planning
since grade school, she hopes to leave the pain behind for a bit and
relax in the Florida sunshine.

 

Kevin
loves his life and his job as an Army Ranger. When he and his Army
brothers use some well-earned time off to visit Panama City Beach,
he’s not expecting to meet the woman who will change his life
forever. A woman being hunted by an unknown monster intent on keeping
them apart by any means necessary.

 

Can
Kevin keep Rin from Hannah’s fate? Or is it his turn to face loss
like Rin?
 

 

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Jayne
Townsley lives with her multi-generational family in Northeast
Oklahoma’s aptly named Green Country. A transplanted Okie from the
Chicago suburbs, she has grown to love this state and its people with
a passion, happily calling it home for the past 15 years.

 

Jayne
shares her home with a rescued Shollie named Maui and two cats called
Gamora and Nebula.

 

Jayne
enjoys old-fashioned road trips and is in the process of planning one
to tour Oklahoma’s Route 66.

 

She
is also something of a Disney World addict.

 

Run
to You is her debut novel. She writes clean romance with a sharp
edge.
 

 

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Sir Gareth is far too sensible to succumb to any lures flung out by designing women

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020


Arabella Sheraton grew up on a diet of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and many other writers of that period. From Jane Austen to Georgette Heyer, Arabella has found both enjoyment and inspiration in sparkling, witty Regency novels. She also loves history and generally finds the past more fascinating than the future. Arabella wrote her first Regency romance to entertain her aged mom who loved the genre. Arabella is honoured to share the adventures of her heroes and heroines with readers.

 

 


In this delightful traditional Regency romance, Miss Diana Dashwood accepts an invitation to Lady Prescott’s Christmas party at Camden House, in the countryside. But things do not go quite as she imagined. 

 
Through an unexpected event, she is forced to spend the night in a woodsman’s hut with one of the guests. What a scandal! 
 
Of course, Sir Gareth Blakely must propose, and he does. Unfortunately, Miss Diana Dashwood has already been engaged to and broken off her engagement from Sir Gareth Blakely after a bitter quarrel. Is it likely she will bow to social pressure and accept his proposal, one made only to save her reputation, and if they marry, does their union stand a chance of survival?And what about the pretty heiress, Miss Jemima Plymstock, whom everyone thinks is the lady Sir Gareth had his eye upon? Headstrong and proud, Miss Diana Dashwood is caught in a dreadful dilemma. A must-read for Regency fans!
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“Oh, my dear,” Mrs. Dashwood continued. “If you bumped into Sir Gareth in public or at a large gathering, it would be easy to avoid him. But a house party in the countryside? With a small selection of particular

guests?” She made a tut-tut sound. “And what if the weather keeps everyone indoors? You’ll have to participate in whatever entertainment Lady Prescott provides. You’ll be flung together, like it or not. What will you say to him? I

defy anyone to escape scrutiny and gossip under those circumstances.”

Diana looked up. “Oh, you’re worrying for nothing. I can assure you I will not be embarrassed if I must greet Sir Gareth at the breakfast table, or participate in a game of charades or cribbage with him.” She shrugged. “Everyone will be too busy enjoying themselves to notice us. I’m sure there will be other delicious on-dits and romantic liaisons to keep their tongues occupied. And besides, you may not have heard but Sir Gareth is almost

certainly ensnared by the charms of a siren.”

Mrs. Dashwood raised her eyebrows. “A siren? What nonsense.”

“I was being sarcastic.”

“Who is this siren? I’m sure Sir Gareth is far too sensible to succumb to any lures flung out by designing women.”

 

A mysterious English stranger shows up at her homestead and sets everything she thought she knew about her world on end

Monday, December 14th, 2020

 

 

 

Sara Harris makes her home with her family of seven, which includes her romance novelesque husband and her five children. 
She holds her BA in history and is currently back in school seeking her BSN.

 

 

 

 

 

An Amish settlement. An English stranger. The Blizzard of 1888. Who can Rebekah trust when the line between the Amish and the English becomes blurred?
 
A sweet and gentle love blossoms between Rebekah Stoll and her childhood friend Joseph Graber, despite attempts by her saucy nemesis, Katie Knepp, to sway the young man’s affections her way. 
 
When Joseph hints at the promise of forever, Rebekah is positive she should say yes to his proposal – until a mysterious English stranger shows up at her homestead and sets everything she thought she knew about her world on end. 
 
 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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Over the remaining two days of their trip, the wagon train of Amish families, moving south from Canada, only saw each other.
 
Elnora whispered to Heloise as they approached their final stop. “Not a single wagon filled with English people has passed.”
 
Heloise, however, was much too charmed with Rebekah to be bothered with watching for English wagons. “Such a good-natured baby!” Her voice was awestruck. “At this age, Joseph did nothing but cry.”
 
Turning her attention back to the baby, Elnora cupped Rebekah’s silken head in her palm and stroked the blonde wisps above her tiny ears. “And she has so much hair!” Elnora’s voice was equally awestruck.
 
Heloise narrowed her wise, blue eyes. “That means she will be healthy.”
 
“We’re home!” Samuel announced. “Wilkommen to Daviess County, Indiana Territory!”
 
Elnora plopped Rebekah into a quilt-lined basket. Her eyes welled as Samuel helped her from the wagon. “Oh Samuel, it looks just like Germany!”
 
He beamed. “So you are happy then?”
 
“I am so happy! Danke! What a beautiful place to raise a family. And there is ample wood for your woodworking -” Shifting, Elnora gestured wide with one arm toward the thick woods that ringed the clearing. Oak trees that seemed to scratch the floor of heaven stood tall and majestic, their leaves waving in the tender breeze. Shorter, wider trees blooming in varying shades of snowy white and blush pinks punctuated the deep greens and browns of the oaks, giving the entire area a magical feel.         Samuel’s large hand came to rest on her shoulder, disrupting her gracious spiel.
 
“Dear Wife, I will go in to Montgomery tomorrow to find an English family to take the child. It will be best for everyone if she is with her own kind.”
 
Elnora sucked in a hard breath and willed the sudden fringe of tears not to spill onto her cheeks. She held Samuel’s gaze. There she saw the same dull ache she felt beneath her ribs.
 
With a calming breath, the threat of tears subsided and Elnora’s face softened. She patted her husband’s hand. “If it is best for Rebekah, then you must do as you will,” she agreed. The tugging on the tender ends of her shattered heart, however, didn’t concur.

 

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He has pressing responsibilities pulling him back to England while Merry’s require her to stay

Friday, December 11th, 2020


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“How do you choose between your heart and your responsibilities?
 

 

Merry Hurst, a fierce widow and single mom, is determined to give her young son the life he deserves—including a male role model who will stick around for the long haul. She can’t afford to fall for a man who isn’t planning to stay in Huckleberry Falls, so she might as well stop dreaming about Carlisle Wyndham. If only it were that easy!
Carlisle Wyndham is determined to develop the avalanche-proof transceiver that could have saved his wife’s life. He’s glad his daughter has made a new friend, but they’re only staying in Huckleberry Falls long enough to complete the project. When he meets the young boy’s mother, Carlisle’s not prepared for how alive she makes him feel.
But he has pressing responsibilities pulling him back to England while Merry’s require her to stay. Do they dare risk getting involved only to say goodbye?”

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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The door opened behind them, and Merry glanced over her shoulder. A dark-haired man, wearing an expensive overcoat and shoes that screamed money, had entered, his attention focused on his phone.

“Papa!” Grace cried.

So, this was her father. Usually, her nanny picked her up.

The man glanced up from his phone, and his gaze landed on his daughter. When he noticed how close she stood to Alex, he raised one of his highbrows but said nothing. Barely glancing at Merry, he stepped to the computer used for checking children in and out.

“Come, Grace. We must hurry.” He had a hint of an English accent, which might have something to do with his daughter’s advanced vocabulary. Grace didn’t sound like a child just shy of five. It made Merry think of Trish Johnson’s perfect gentleman. Was this him? 

 

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Roping Christmas is a sweet holiday romance sure to bring laughter and infuse hearts Christmas cheer

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

 

USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is a farm girl who loves to write. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances are filled with sarcasm, humor, hope, and hunky heroes.

 

 

When Shanna isn’t dreaming up unforgettable characters, twisting plots, or covertly seeking dark, decadent chocolate, she hangs out with her beloved husband, Captain Cavedweller.

A focused cowboy, a distracted executive, and a hilarious quest make for an unforgettable holiday . . .
 

 

Wyatt Nash is a professional tie-down roper, a good ranch hand, and not too shabby when it comes to attracting women. But according to his five-year-old niece, he needs to work on both his roping skills and his dating game. His sister thinks he needs to settle down. And don’t get him started on the advice he gets from well-meaning friends. When his rodeo sponsor, billionaire Jon Sinclair, asks for his assistance in tutoring a clueless city girl about Sinclair Industries, Wyatt doesn’t feel like he can say no. Then he discovers he’ll be teaching none other than the one woman on the planet who wants nothing to do with him.
Ashley Jarrett would do almost anything to turn her small publicity firm into a huge success. When Jon Sinclair expresses interest in working with her, she readily agrees to his crazy idea to have her learn about his company through hands-on projects. Not only is she forced far outside her comfort zone, but the man documenting every bumbling misstep she takes is an infuriating cowboy she’s determined to ignore.

 

 
Packed with small-town charm and the wonder of falling in love, Roping Christmas is a sweet holiday romance sure to bring laughter and infuse hearts Christmas cheer.  

 

 

  

 

 

 

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Chase settled his arm around her shoulders and pulled her against his side in a brotherly hug. “You know we love to have you anytime you can visit.” 
 
“I do know that and am grateful for the standing invitation.” Ashley smiled up at her cousin while a tiny tornado swept into the kitchen. 
 
Corkscrew curls the color of straw bounced in every direction as the little girl launched herself at Wyatt. He swung her into his arms and kissed her rosy cheek. The little one looked like a miniature replica of Sarah. 
 
 “Hi!” the child greeted with a broad smile that showed off a missing space in her front teeth. 
 
“Hi, Livy.” Jessie smiled at the little girl. “Are you keeping your Uncle Wyatt busy while he’s here?” 
 
“Yep! We watched a movie last night about the bear ’cessities. It was awesome! But Uncle Wyatt said he’s missing some of the ’cessities. I told him he needs a wife and babies.” Livy wiggled against Wyatt, so he set her on her feet. 
 
She rushed over to Ashley and took her hand in hers. “Hi! I’m Livy. Wyatt’s my uncle, and that’s my mama, Sarah. My daddy is washing up, then we can eat. I’m starving to death! You’re pretty and smell nice, too.” 
 
The little imp turned toward Wyatt. “Did you smell her, Uncle Wyatt? She smells good. Maybe she’d be your wife, and you could have babies, Uncle Wyatt.” 

 

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The wrong decisions could cost him his job, his safety—even his life. But letting Karina go could cost him his heart… 

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

 

Although Marina Myles lives under the sunny skies of Arizona, she would reside in a historic manor house in foggy England if she had her way. Her love of books began as soon as she read her first fairy tale, and grew by leaps and bounds when she discovered Nancy Drew/Agatha Christie mysteries and rich, historical romances.
Dreaming of becoming a published author, she wrote her first ‘gothic’ story at age eleven. She went on to study creative writing at Southern Methodist University- where she received degrees in Communications and English Literature. During her time in Dallas, she had the unique experience of being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
Now with her loyal Maltese close by, she relishes the hours she gets to escape into worlds filled with tortured heroes, strong heroines, and their fiery-but not easily attained-love affairs. She’s busy being a wife (to her Italian-born husband) and a mother (to her two beautiful daughters), but she is never too busy to hear from her amazing readers.

 

 

THE WEREWOLF’S SERVANT
 

 

Thorncliff Towers is done up for Christmas, secure against wind and wolves. But Karina Petri is shut out, too, and the gypsy witch wants what’s inside. She envies the gifts, the feast, the pretty clothes, of course. But her true desire is for the love of Constantin Stoica. Her smolderingly handsome childhood friend agreed to serve Lord Draven after his brother was caught stealing last year. He suspects Karina was involved—and it would take more magic than she possesses to make him forgive…
 
 
Constantin has always been drawn to Karina’s dark curls, flashing eyes, and reckless ways. But trusting her has proven dangerous before, and this night holds more to fear than most. The wrong decisions could cost him his job, his safety—even his life. But letting Karina go could cost him his heart… 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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Like the gingerbread that beckoned Hansel and Gretel, the aroma of Christmas Eve supper had lured Karina to Thorncliff Towers one year ago. She vowed never to return, but she was willing to eat her words for handsome Constantin.

 

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While a thief plagues his castle, an old nemesis reappears, and enemies invade in the guise of guests

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

  Rachel Rossano is a happily married mother of three children. She spends her days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virtue set in a medieval fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative fantasy and a bit of science fiction.

 

 

After her father uproots the family to the northern duchy of Brackenhurst, Grace Eldon and her four younger sisters struggle with a new life of hardship. Desperate to keep a roof over their heads amid mounting debts, she and her youngest sister seek employment in the Duke of Brackenhurst’s household despite fearsome rumors.
 
Scarred and maimed from a terrible fire Silas Isling, Duke of Brackenhurst, buries himself in his work to avoid the stares of pity and fear. When one of the new maids shows no fear at his appearance, he is intrigued. That is until his meddling steward gives her the task of cleaning Silas’ bookroom. It is a most unwelcome disruption since he prefers to be alone.
 
While a thief plagues his castle, an old nemesis reappears, and enemies invade in the guise of guests. Amidst the distractions and chaos, Grace brings some unexpected order. Once convinced his scars had stolen all hope for love, Silas finds his life forever changed by the quiet maid. Could she love a scarred Duke?

 

 

 

  

 

 

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Grace

The rain slowed and then stopped as we trekked over the first rise beyond the village.

Wait until I tell Amity.” Beauty jostled my shoulder as she gripped my hand with both of hers.

I pulled the sack with our purchases out from between us, praying that she hadnt squished the bread. We hurried along the muddy path, sidestepping the deepest puddles and avoiding the soaked knee-high grasses as best we could.

Lord Brackenhurst is a giant.” Beauty hissed the word in my ear like a child, marveling with equal parts wonder and horror. He stands at least four hands taller than Father.”

He is tall,” I admitted, hoping that would be the end of it. I didnt want to dwell on our difficult conversation with our new lord and master. Our new home, the tenant-holding my mother grew up on, lay beyond the next hill and about an hours walk from the village. Our middle sisters would have dinner prepared and the table set by the time we arrived home. If we hurried, there might still be enough to blunt the sharp emptiness of my stomach.

Is he taller than any man you have met?” Beauty shoved at my shoulder so hard that I stumbled to the side of the path in my effort to keep my balance and avoid a particularly deep puddle. The bread and the apothecary’s small pouch of herbs for grandmother bounced against my hip.

Aye. Please dont jostle me so.”

And his hands!” She sucked in a great breath in awe. The one we saw was the size of my head!”

You have a small head.”

No smaller than yours.” She dragged at my arm so that my joints ached. Come and admit it, Grace. He was a sight to behold.”

I wasnt willing to admit anything. I just wanted to go home, back to Braulyn and the great port of Mayfair. I longed to breathe the tangy scent of the sea air and feel the sand beneath my toes. Not even the impressive, hulking sight of our new master could overcome that longing.

My, was he ugly! Those scars! I have never beheld such a mangled visage—”

Cease!” I yanked my hand free of Beautys viselike grip. Leave the poor wretch alone.” I took three steps further along the rutted path before I realized Beauty no longer walked with me.

Stopping in the center of the path, I turned back to find her crouched in the grass with her arms about her knees.

Oh, do stop pouting.” I crossed my own arms. We had more important things to discuss, like whether or not we mentioned the contract to our father. The strangely intense bailiff and the far-too-watchful eye of his master had made the terms clear enough. Still, part of me rebelled at signing away half a decade of my life. Not that it changed reality. Father would happily bargain Beautys and my freedom for such a prize as a regular income for which he didnt have to work. He would see it as a chance to turn his fortunes around.

Beauty lifted a prettily damp face to stick her bottom lip out at me. I only spoke the truth.”

Hurtful truth,” I pointed out. A persons character isnt based on their exterior. Neither of us knows the measure of Duke Brackenhursts character. He is to be our new master, and we need to show respect.”

I would prefer a handsome husband.”

 

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Sandra’s Book Club is LOOKING FOR SERIOUS READERS

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

 

 

Are you a reader that
likes free books? Do you show your love for books? Ever wonder how
many books you can read in a given time? Then join our book club!

 

Our book club is a group
of readers that read and review books by participating authors in our
program. The Reader Giveaway will be a race to see which reader can
read and review the most books from our selection.

 

Winners
to receive the following prizes:

 

1st
Runner – $100

 

2nd
Runner – $50

 

3rd
Runner – $20
 

 

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LOOKING FOR SERIOUS
READERS
 

 

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Both are unable to resist the pressure from their families to attend the Season and at least try to find a spouse

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
Garden
of Hope
Garden
of Love Book 1
by
Daphne Bloom
Genre:
Clean Regency Romance 
 
Can
two lost causes find love in the arms of one another?

 

 

 

Lily,
the peculiar youngest daughter of an earl, would rather spend her
life as a spinster, tending to her garden–alone. But when her
father falls critically ill, she suddenly faces the possibility of
becoming a penniless relation living on the charity of her sisters
unless she can find a husband–now. But facing her fifth Season and
feeling unable to meet the requirements of a proper wife, Lily
despairs of finding a kind and patient man she can trust enough to
marry.

 

 

Henry,
the war-wounded second son of an earl, needs to have a son to secure
his family’s future. But worried about his condition worsening and
leaving him crippled, he fears turning any future wife into a mere
companion and nursemaid.

 

 

Both
are unable to resist the pressure from their families to attend the
Season and at least 
try to
find a spouse. Can these two lost causes see past their own
limitations and let love in?

 

 

Garden
of Hope is a sweet, clean Regency romance and book 1 in the Garden of
Love series! It is a STANDALONE romance novel. No cheating, no
cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.

 

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Daphne
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quaint Southern town with her family that lets her imagination run
free. When she’s not watching the latest historical drama on TV,
she’s usually curled up with her dog and a good book.

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With terror chasing her, she’ll have to fight to keep the family business from closing forever

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
The
Heart’s Bidding
by
Jordan Riley Swan
Genre:
Clean Contemporary Romance 
 
Kaylee
Heart would rather run through a roaring fire than endure even a
minute of public speaking. Put in an eighty-hour work week? No
problem. Shut down her grandfather’s gold-digging girlfriend? Easy
peasy. Stand in front of an auction crowd and call for bids? Show her
the exit.

 

 

 

So
she has no idea how Gerald, the golden-voiced auctioneer she’s been
crushing on at the local auction house, can find the courage to stand
on stage every week, with all those eyes on him. But as cruel fate
would have it, she is about to find out.

 

Her
family antique shop, the Vintage at Heart, has tripped over one
financial hurdle too many and Kay is propelled, full speed, into her
biggest phobia—the spotlight.

 

 

With
terror chasing her, she’ll have to fight to keep the family
business from closing forever. Even if the battle takes place in
front of a live crowd.

 

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Jordan
Riley Swan is a wild word hunter living in the far and dangerous
reaches of rural Ohio. He spends his nights tracking down big-game
stories, capturing them in paper cages, and training them to be
better tales.

 

 

 

The
Heart’s Bidding was the first novel he’d dared to use the keys of his
typewriter to release back into the wild.

 

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The Aftermath of Drifting Away is a sweet contemporary forbidden romance

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

 

The Aftermath of Drifting Away
Fate Book 1
by Audrey Beaudoin
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
We survived the plane crash.
We survived days on a raft in the middle of the ocean. Right when all hope to get rescued crumbled, we shared a kiss that left me heartbroken?my first and last kiss.
Or so I thought. Because we didn’t die.
My plan is to never see Chris Ross again. To keep hanging out with his sister without crossing his path. Getting my life back together and working on my goals are the only things that matter. I have plans, and they don’t include love.
But then he shows up at my workplace, asking for my friendship. When I learn something that changes everything, I’m determined to stay away and not let myself fall for him.
Too bad he’s persistent. Too bad I can’t stop thinking about the damn kiss. Too bad it’s nice having him around and being his friend.
If things were to change, they could get really complicated…
The Aftermath of Drifting Away is a sweet contemporary forbidden romance. It is the first book in the Fate series that can be read as a stand-alone.
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Desperate to hide, Kat flees. Now, trapped in time, her survival and return are threatened by her tortured heart

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

 

Leah Moyes is from the sunny state of Arizona. She is a wife and a mother, a former teacher, and a coach with a background in Archaeology. She loves popcorn and seafood (though not together) and is slowly checking off her very long bucket list.  





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Desperate to hide, Kat flees. Now, trapped in time, her survival and return are threatened by her tortured heart.
Ensnared by hopelessness and grief, twenty-four-year-old Kat Shelton accepts a position as the curator of an old English estate with the sole purpose of running away from her memories and to bury life’s pain.
 
What she finds on her journey is much more than she bargained for—an arrogant employer, patronizing staff, and a chaotic system to name a few. Then to top it all off, an unforeseen tumble down the antiquated cellar steps brings her to a sudden halt.
 
Waking up in the year 1878, and mistaken for the children’s new governess, Kat scrambles to navigate nineteenth-century British lifestyle and culture. An impossible feat if it weren’t for the help of the Gilford girls and their charming and handsome brother, Merritt.

 

 
Will Kat find the strength, love and forgiveness she yearns for in the past? Or will her path bring her back to the reality she fears?
 
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1. Navy wife and Army and Coast Guard mom
2. Have 3 amazing, beautiful granddaughters
3. Favorite place to visit, is Salzburg, Austria
4. Hiked to Everest Base Camp last year
5.  An archaeology dig in Spain led me to my upcoming novel “Second Survivor”
6. Favorite movie of all time is “The Count of Monte Cristo”
7. Top 3 places I still need to visit on my bucket list are Egypt, Greece, and Peru
8.  My Berlin Butterfly Series started from a dream
9.  Ate grasshoppers in a cave in Mexico last summer
10. Still addicted to popcorn

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Between resentments among the stock tenders, difficulties with animals that pass through the station, and the threat of attacks by the Cheyenne Native Americans, is there a future for Roslyn and Elam at the station?

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
 

 

My name is Robyn Echols. Zina Abbott is the pen name I use for my American historical romance novels. I’m a member of Women Writing the West and Western Writers of America, and American Night Writers Association. I currently live with my husband in California’s central valley near the “Gateway to Yosemite.”
I love to read, quilt, work with digital images on my photo editing program, and work on my own family history.
I am a blogger. In addition to my own blog, I blog for several group blogs including the Sweet Americana Sweethearts blog, which I started and administer.

 

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Roslyn Welsh is sent by stagecoach to Junction City to marry a man with whom her aunt and guardian, without Roslyn’s knowledge, had been corresponding. His requirements for a wife were that she must be at least twenty-one years of age with a family Bible for proof, and she must have no children. Only, Roslyn is not quite twenty-one, she has a baby, and her aunt has no intention of sending the family Bible with her. The marriage prospect turns into a disaster. Stuck in a strange town with no money, she is told there is no work for a decent woman with a baby. To allow herself time to figure what to do with her future, Roslyn accepts an offer to ride the stagecoach to the Ellsworth B.O.D. Stagecoach station to help the stationmaster’s wife.
        Elam Stewart survived the American Civil War, but his left leg from above the knee down did not. With no home to return to and realizing there are very few people willing to hire a man with only one good leg, he’s convinced he has no future. While working as a day laborer in the local Junction City livery, he becomes intrigued by a visitor named Ross who is anxious to spend time with the horses. Elam discovers Ross’s secret. Then he learns where Ross intends to seek work. Even though he does not have a future, he does have a Spencer repeating rifle. He can have a purpose.
        Roslyn and Elam ride the same stagecoach to the Ellsworth Station on the Kansas frontier. Between resentments among the stock tenders, difficulties with animals that pass through the station, and the threat of attacks by the Cheyenne Native Americans, is there a future for Roslyn and Elam at the station? Or will their future take them on another stagecoach ride away from Ellsworth?
        Please look for my other two books in the Widows, Brides & Secret Babies series, Mail Order Lorena and Mail Order Penelope, that will be published this summer. The three stories are related and part or all of them involve  the stagecoaches and stations on the Kansas frontier in the late 1860s.

 

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Ross laughed in response—a laugh Elam now recognized as being feminine.
“I see what you mean.” She reached for a bridle. “Will this do for Sadie?”
“Yes, ma…” Elam cleared his throat. Get ahold of yourself, Elam. You almost said “ma’am.” Don’t know her reason for passing herself off as male, but it ain’t up to you to go calling her on it. “Reckon that will be fine, Mr. Welsh. You wanting me to saddle this here horse for you?” Why did I offer? Because I know she’s a woman? She already done said she could saddle and tack her own horse.

 

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