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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Susan V. Vaughn author of Swept Away answers five easy questions
to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Romance author Susan V. Vaughn turned her passion for
reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life
finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with
romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of
scenarios. She lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in
shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm
and wit.
Who is your “book
boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Lothaire from Kresley Cole’s Immortals after dark series.
Demented, sexy vampire anyone?
Tell us about your
favorite toy as a child.
Any toy I didn’t have to share with my six siblings.
What are your hobbies?
Reading, writing, and raising my three beautiful children.
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
Romance, fantasy, and the occasional non friction.
If the hero of your latest
book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Justin Timberlake Sexy Back.

About the Book

Title Swept Away    
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Susan V. Vaughn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Book Blurb
Captain Jack Reed puts his crab fishing career first, no matter what. Until
a chance meeting with the woman of his dreams breaks his concentration. Megan
Berry won’t be tied down. But when she finds herself stranded at sea with a
wickedly handsome fisherman, can she resist her desire? Lust and laughter fill
the pages of Susan V. Vaughn’s new romantic comedy, Swept Away.
Jack Reed, a young crab boat captain, has met the women of his dreams while
standing up in his younger brother’s wedding. Too bad he is already in love
with the open seas.
Carefree Megan Berry doesn’t want to be tied down, but can’t forget the
passionate night she spent in the arms of the wickedly handsome captain. A
botched matchmaking attempt by some well-meaning friends not only forces the
two conflicted lovers back together, it also leaves Megan stranded on Jack’s
boat in the middle of the perilous Bering Sea.
The stormy adventure brings excitement and passion as Jack and Megan play
out their emotional relationship in a dangerous high-stakes situation. But when
it’s time to set anchor, can Jack find a way to keep his career and his fantasy
girl?

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Publisher: Liquid Silver Books- https://www.lsbooks.com/swept-away-p1070.php
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Jessie Clever author of When She Knows: Franconia Notch
Trilogy Book One answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

In the second grade, Jessie began a story about a duck and a lost
ring.  Two harrowing pages of wide ruled
notebook paper later, the ring was found. 
And Jessie has been writing ever since.
Armed with the firm belief that women in the Regency era could be truly
awesome heroines, Jessie began telling their stories in her Spy Series, a
thrilling ride in historical espionage that showcases human faults and triumphs
and most importantly, love.
Jessie makes her home in the great state of New Hampshire where she
lives with her husband and two very opinionated Basset Hounds.  For more, visit her website at
jessieclever.com.
What’s your favorite down-home
family style meal?
My mom’s mac and cheese! 
She just don’t make it often enough.
Describe the perfect vacation.
Me and a bag of books relaxing by a quiet New Hampshire lake
in the brilliant, warm sunshine.  I’ll
let my dogs come, too.
Tell us about your
favorite toy as a child.
I’ll show my geeky side here and say my mom’s medical
dictionary.  I would pretend it was the
grail diary from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  It looked just like it and provided hours of
make believe.
What kinds of things do
you read when you’re researching a new book?
For this book, I read a lot of vacation websites.  I had lived in Portland for many years, but I
wanted to visual Portland as if I were a reader, absorbing the city for the
first time.
If the hero of your latest
book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
K.C. and The Sunshine Band’s Boogie Shoes.

About the Book

Title: When She Knows: Franconia Notch Trilogy Book One
Genre: Contemporary romance
Author: Jessie Clever
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
His
latest problem is her newest assignment.
Shannon Wynter has it all figured it. Abandoned by her mother and left to care
for her agoraphobic father, Shannon focuses on building her career as a
journalist to the detriment of all else including her love life.
Ian Darke has his own problems. Battling past failures, Ian sets his eyes on
launching a new factory for his father’s defense firm. But it’s the very father
he failed that will do anything to sabotage Ian’s progress.
And when Shannon follows an anonymous tip that leads her to Ian’s factory door,
the last thing she expects to discover is what she already knows.

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Sweet Christmas Reads
Sweet Christmas Reads 

Looking for sweet Christmas reads? All these holiday romances are more sugar than spice. If you like your romances on the sweet side, these are for you! Each author is listed with a link to buy her book. Please check them out and share this post on social media.

A Christmas Miracle in Pajaro Bay by Barbara Cool Lee

Matt and Lori DiPietro are celebrating their first Christmas as caretakers of the Pajaro Bay Lighthouse. But a danger from Matt’s undercover agent past is headed their way. If they survive until morning, it will be A Christmas Miracle in Pajaro Bay.

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Venetian Tangle by Beate Boeker

An unexpected meeting with a ghost leads Lorena to Venice this Christmas.

Amazon US http://amzn.to/1DWH3oQ
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/1J8AbRj
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/de-de/ebook/venetian-tangle

A Bramble House Christmas by CJ Carmichael

He’s followed her to a bed and breakfast in a small town in Montana…but will he find the answers he’s looking for?

Amazon http://amzn.to/1kFiowN
Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-bramble-house-christmas-cj-carmichael/1122854552?ean=2940150785052
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-bramble-house-christmas/id1052611156?mt=11
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/a-bramble-house-christmas

Holiday Gifts (A Castle Mountain Lodge Romance) by Elena Aiken

There is nothing more romantic than celebrating Christmas in the mountains, except for falling in love there.

Ryan and Julie have both given up on the possibility of falling in love, but when a spunky teenage girl makes it her mission to open their eyes, anything is possible.

Maybe it’s just the magic of the season…but one thing is certain—love might be the best present of all.

Amazon http://smarturl.it/holidayAMZ
iBooks http://smarturl.it/holidayibooks
Nook http://smarturl.it/holidayNook
Kobo http://smarturl.it/holidayKobo
Google Play http://smarturl.it/holidayGP

Peace and Goodwill by Lee Strauss

Belle gets the best Christmas present ever, a man in uniform! Ian is a soldier home on leave. Neither of them have any idea how good it will feel to fall in love or how hard it will be to say good-bye.

Anna is spending the holidays alone again with only her faithful dog Angel to keep her company. She can’t afford to pay the rent and her landlord is threatening to kick her out. At least she’s finished with her chemo treatments. She can be thankful for that. Plus, there’s Rhys, the handsome visitor with kind eyes.

One fateful, cold and snowy night a chance encounter changes everything. Love is lost. Love is found. Life will never be the same.

Amazon http://smarturl.it/peodo8

A Christmas Homecoming by Melissa McClone

“Bah, humbug” tech billionaire, Josiah Whittaker, refuses to bask in the spirit of the season at the Bar V5 dude ranch so housekeeper Ellie Smith decides to give her geek-to-gorgeous guest a Christmas he’ll never forget. With a little help from mistletoe, special cookies, and Santa, she just might succeed!

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Google Play http://bit.ly/1MgnxBi

Mistletoe in Montana by Pamela Kelley

Traci just ended a serious relationship and jumping into a new one is not on her mind at all. She’d prefer to focus on getting ready for Christmas–her favorite time of year. Dan is stuck in Montana recuperating from a broken leg and hates everything to do with the holidays, for good reason. But he is interested in Traci–will she ever be interested in a Scrooge like him?

Amazon http://amzn.to/1lCnRoJ
iBooks: http://apple.co/1LOmbNI
Nook: http://bit.ly/NookMistletoe
Kobo: http://bit.ly/KoboMistletoe

A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen

It’s Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves was lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.

Amazon http://amzn.to/1wpW8qE
Nook http://bit.ly/christmas-bnn
Kobo http://bit.ly/christmas-kobo
iBooks http://bit.ly/christmas-ibk
Smashwords http://bit.ly/christmas-smw

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Alanna Lucas author of Wish Upon a Waltz answers five easy questions
to help readers get to know her better.
Author Bio
Alanna Lucas grew up in Southern California,
but always dreamed of distant lands and bygone eras. From an early age she took
interest in art, history, and travel, and enjoys incorporating those diversions
into her writing. However, she believes that true love is the greatest source
of inspiration and is always an adventure.
Alanna makes her home in California where she
spends her time writing historical romances, dreaming of her next travel
destination, spending time with family, and staying up too late indulging in
her favorite past time, reading.
What’s your favorite
down-home family style meal?
Anything with pasta!
What is your go-to meal
when you dine out?
In-N-Out! Best hamburgers…ever! And dipping the fries in a vanilla
milkshake is good too!
Describe the perfect
vacation.
An all-paid trip traveling through Europe with my family visiting
museums, castles, and historic sites. Plus a couple of shopping sprees. Oh, and
first class would be nice ;-)
When you read for
pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I love to read historical romances :-)
If the hero of your latest
book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
I Miss You
Blink- 182
About the Book
Title Wish Upon a Waltz
Genre historical romance
Author Alanna Lucas
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 13
ONE
NIGHT, ONE DANCE, ONE CHANCE
At twenty-five, Anastasia Quintin has
resigned herself to live in quiet seclusion as companion to Miss Albryght, but
one lost wager by her headstrong bookworm of a mistress soon requires
Anastasia’s return to the society from which she hides. Her first event in
eight years is to be a house party in honor of the recently entitled Earl of
Huntingdon, hosted by his haughty old grandmother.
Having come to his title by tragedy, the
handsome Huntingdon is new to the ton, but he is not new to Anastasia. Dante
St. Clair is the very man who long ago stole her heart and thereafter dashed
all her hopes and dreams. He is the man she must never let discover her
identity, but whom she can no more avoid than a moth can a flame. One waltz
will destroy her, and for it, Anastasia will risk everything…and win.
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Christmas Hope 
Welcome Leslie Lynch with today’s featured book, Christmas Hope.
Genre: Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Sam Bledsoe prefers his reclusive existence. A one-man landscape
business keeps his badly scarred face away from curious eyes. But when a woman faints
on her way from neighbor Maggie Ross’s house, he doesn’t hesitate. He rushes to
help while grappling with memories of the incident that burned him so badly.
Free spirit Becca Sweet is pregnant—and down on her luck. The
father of her unborn baby showed his true colors when he showed her the door. Becca
appeals to her no-nonsense sister for help, but Maggie, unaware of Becca’s pregnancy,
chooses that moment to dish out some tough love.
When Sam comes to Becca’s rescue, their battered hearts collide.
In a moment of holiday magic, they discover that Christmas hope applies to all,
even to them. And will hope lead to love, the most precious Christmas gift of all?

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About the Author

Award winning author Leslie Lynch gives voice to characters who
struggle to find healing for their brokenness—and discover unconventional solutions
to life’s unexpected twists.
Leslie lives near Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and
her adult children’s cats. While not engaged in wrestling the beautiful and prolific
greenery of their yard into submission, she flies as a volunteer for the Civil Air
Patrol, loves the exuberant creativity and color of quilting and pottery…and, of
course, writes.
Check out the rest of Leslie’s Appalachian Foothills series,
where you will meet some of the characters who appear in A Broken Christmas! These
novels of suspense and healing are available at Amazon.

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A Character Sketch includes character information, book
cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author.

Interview with Mitch Weston

Tell us about yourself,
please.
Mitch Weston. LA cop. Now sidelined by an undercover op that
got shot to hell. That got my partner killed, thanks to me. That left me one of
the walking wounded, in more ways than one.
According to my department-assigned shrink, I need to talk things
out. Problem is, I’m not much of a talker. I’m a doer. Though not lately.
Authors call what you
want but cannot have “the conflict” — what is yours?
You sound like my shrink. (Smiles.) No offense.
Where do you want me to start?
I want to go back in time and reverse what happened in LA –but
I can’t.
I want to go even further back, to my teens, and prevent what
happened then –when the girl I loved walked away without a second glance. Can’t
do that, either. And currently, that girl –that woman –is in my life again…temporarily.
But this time around, I can’t get her to give me even a first glance.
Most of all, I want to trust my instincts. But… (shrugs) I’d
imagine you can fill in the blank.
Drawing from my shrink sessions again…am I bitter? Maybe. Frustrated?
For sure. Heartsick? That’s not something you’ll ever hear me admit.
What can you not do (but
need to do) during this story?
Redeem myself. Trust my instincts again. Convince Andi to let
me help her, to protect her. Because it’s what I do.
What inner doubt causes
you the most difficulty?
Why didn’t I push harder to follow my instincts when I had the
chance?
In the story world your author created, explain what it is you
fear most and why.
Not being 100% again. Not getting the girl I’ve always loved…
Though current events have shown me that not
getting
Andi means I’ve never hit 100%.
Tell us about your significant
other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Going by the previous answer, I guess we’d say Andi makes me
whole.
What is your family like?
Great. Dad’s a sheriff; he understands what I’m going through.
Mom’s…Mom. She just understands me,
even when I don’t understand myself. I’m the oldest of five, and now I’m back home
again, I see the caring, the concern from everyone. The family’s need to make me
all better again. And their strange reluctance to mention the elephant in the room.
What special skills do
you rely on?
Whatever it takes to be a cop. Everything I heard from my dad
and grandfather, both career sheriffs. Everything I learned in the academy. Everything
I’ve picked up since –from fellow officers, from my former partners, from felons
I’ve put away.
Why are you happy with
the way your story ended?
Are you kidding? This is a romance. (Smiles at Andi.)
I’m happy to get back to the job I’ve always wanted and to get the girl I’ve always loved.

About the Writer

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest.
Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t
gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom.
Barbara’s new series, The Hitching Post Hotel, features a matchmaking
grandpa determined to see his three granddaughters wed. The series began with The
Cowboy’s Little Surprise and A Rancher of Her Own, and The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal
has just debuted. Additional books in the series will be coming up next year.
What was your biggest
challenge in writing this book?
Mitch himself. He didn’t want to open up to Andi…to the department
psychiatrist…or to me. The emotional hurdles he had to overcome made it tough
for me know how to tell his story and resolve his conflicts. I hope I’ve done them
–and him –justice.
Why did you choose this
character for the interview today?
To prove to him he’s a better man than he thinks he is.
When writing the book,
what did you discover about this character that surprised you?
His heart. He’s tough when he has to be –and as a cop, he often
has to be. He’s short with people sometimes, but that’s part of his policeman’s
persona, too. Underneath it all, he’s got every attribute Andi deserves in her hero.
Are any sequels planned
for this book?
This is the third book in The Hitching Post Hotel series. All
my books are stand-alones, which mean (for me, anyhow), every hero and heroine reaches
a happy-ever-after in their book. But yes, there are additional books planned. Cowboy in Conflict will be out in July, and
there will be at least two more books in the series. And you’ll get to see Mitch
and Andi again.
What genre(s) would you
like to write that you haven’t tried yet?
Romantic suspense…mystery…women’s fiction… There are many
stories in my head waiting to be told.
Why should readers who
haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
As I said above, this is a stand-alone story, so readers don’t
need to read the books in order. Mitch is trying to recover from a catastrophe;
Andi has a traumatic past of her own. Along with these emotional story threads,
there’s a lighter element to the book. Andi’s elderly grandfather (a recurring character
in the series) and both their families are matchmaking to bring Mitch and Andi together.
And there’s also a fake-fiancee agreement that goes horribly wrong.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your readers?
Just something they may have heard from me before:
I’m a life-long reader and book lover, and I hope my stories
will give my readers as much pleasure as other authors’ books have given me.

About the Book

Title The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Barbara White Daille
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal
A husband for Christmas?
Mitch Weston’s back in Cowboy Creek,
and self-proclaimed matchmaker Jed Garland has his single granddaughter Andi on
his mind. Mitch is a lawman, good with the little ones and easy on the eyes. He
and Andi were high school sweethearts, for heaven’s sake! Why can’t they see they’re
perfect for each other?
Because Andi already lost one husband
to a dangerous job, and now she’s all about playing it safe, for her sake and her
children’s. Being a cop is everything to Mitch. After discovering Jed’s plan, Mitch
and Andi come up with their own: they’ll pretend to get engaged and then break up
due to irreconcilable differences. Jed’s got his work cut out for him –because
this match needs a Christmas miracle!

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