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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Today’s featured book is What the Gambler Risks, Book 3 in
the Billionaire Cowboys Series by Kristina Knight.

About What the Gambler Risks

Genre Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Twenty-something ice queen Sabrina York enjoys fame and
fortune writing about her life of celibacy. The fact she’s the Oldest Living
(Supposed) Virgin in Vegas? Just keeps her readers interested in how she
juggles dating in Sin City.
Jase Reeves knows Sabrina’s secret – that she’s not nearly
as cold as she would like people to think – and he’s through keeping it. He
didn’t intend to have a one night stand with the Vegas Virgin but he can’t get
her out of his head.
When Jase returns to Vegas Sabrina has one goal: stay away
from the handsome gambler before he melts her career – and her heart.

About Kristina Knight

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running
from car crash to fire to meetings with local police–no, she wasn’t a
troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United
States, writing about everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National
Finals Rodeo. Along the way she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy
Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. Kristina writes contemporary
romance with a smattering of sass, sex and (of course) drama, and she loves
hearing from readers. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she’s
living her own happily ever after.

Today’s featured book is Texas Forged by Ciara Gold.

About Texas Forged

Genre Historical Western Romance with a touch of paranormal
Author Ciara Gold
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Blacksmith, Galin Walker has an uncanny knack for predicting
the weather, but he can’t predict the storm about to invade his heart. Telegrapher,
Aubrey Caine’s search for her absent husband leads her straight into the arms of
a man with a shady past and secrets that haunt him. Together they forge a bond that
will endure the forces of nature and a con man’s cruel swindle.
Texas Forged is a historical western romance that offers a blend of fantasy with
real life events.

Ciara Gold

Ciara wrote her first “under the bed” book at twenty.
Another fifteen years passed before she bravely attempted another, but she’s been
happily writing ever since. A true Renaissance woman, when she’s not penning lively
stories, she’s reading, sewing, painting, camping, sailing or dancing. At the moment,
she’s currently helping hubby build a cabin so she can add construction worker to
the list as well. A recent empty nester, she and her soul mate currently live on
a modest plot of land surrounded by trees, a pond, an array of wildlife and seven
barn kitties.

Donegal Landscape
Article by Beppie Harrison
I came late to my love of Ireland
and I can’t explain why Donegal spoke to me so insistently. Maybe it’s the way it’s said. You hear the rhythm of it: DONeegol, sort of
wrapping your tongue around the last L. It’s stuck way out on the end of Ireland,
as far west and north as you can go. It’s a land of peninsulas reaching out
into the cold Atlantic. The largest one is Inishowen, and that’s where I chose
to place the beginning of the second book of Diarmaid the Irishman, because it’s
cold and harsh and has always demanded more from its inhabitants than they
sometimes had to give. Not much grows there. There are the peat fields that
gave the Irish there the material for their sweet-smelling peat fires to warm
their houses—primitive huts for much of their history. The farther east you go
the better the land becomes, and you can grow potatoes and oats. That’s what
the ordinary people lived on, traditionally. Oat porridge cooked over a peat
fire morning and evening, with potatoes for the main meal. Fish, sometimes, if
they were lucky. “Kitchen,” the fish would be called. Anything extra
from potatoes and porridge was kitchen. Sometimes a bit of meat—chicken,
perhaps. Eggs would be a lovely luxury, but eggs were better sold for people
who had no other way to earn coin.
A hard place, but a beautiful one
for those of us who don’t need to make a living out of

the unwilling land.
Spectacular cliffs soar out of the churning ocean, and then, all of a sudden, a
sweep of a golden sand beach. Now tourism is coming to save Donegal, for those
who like a gentle sun and don’t mind icy cold water. There are new roads which
allow you to have a feeling for the land, the low peat fields and the small
stretches of farmland, and there are old ones requiring nerves of steel and
sharp attention as a narrow road winds treacherously around the cliffs with
awe-inspiring views of the ocean battering rocks almost directly below.

Then of course there are the
people. In some places they cling to the old ways and even teach their babies
to speak Irish. There are three areas of Gaeltacht in Donegal—designated areas
within which Irish speakers predominate, although the use of Irish is
inevitably dwindling, given the global reach of English. Donegal people are as
Donegal people have always had to be, sturdy and stubborn and set in their
ways. But Irish they still are, which is to say they love to talk in the warmth
of their pubs and are, in their way, welcoming to strangers.
The more I learned about Donegal,
the more it seemed to be the perfect place to begin my story of Diarmaid
MacGuinness as a dedicated Irish rebel, red-headed, in a secret organization,
and determined to return the green and pleasant land of Ireland to Irish rule,
in spite of his own inconvenient ties to the Anglo-Irish aristocracy. His
mother had worked for them for years and, unknown to them, he had grown up in
the Big House himself. Caught by unwilling trust, he was half drawn to those
who should be his enemies and half determined to push them and all like them
into the Irish Sea, back to England where they had come from.
I love Donegal. But I will always
be a visitor there. Unlike its people, I’ve never had to wrest a living from
its stubborn soil, and so will always be an outsider. Perhaps it’s better that
way.

Image credit: Donegal landscape taken by Beppie’s husband
in 2015

About Diarmaid the Irishman

It’s 1810. The English have a firm grip on Diarmaid’s
beautiful green Ireland. But Diarmaid McGuiness is determined to make that grip
impossible to maintain. In the first half of this two-volume combination (The
Divided Heart) we meet the reckless, red-haired Irishman as he tries out his
wings as a rebel to follow in his dead father’s footsteps. In the second half
(The Defiant Heart) we find Diarmaid as the determined leader of rebels that he
has become, and the equally fierce, equally red-headed girl whose resolve to
free Ireland is as strong as his own. Their clash leads them into unforeseen
complications and new ambiguous challenges.
Genre Historical romance
Author Beppie Harrison
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Publisher Camden Hill Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CR6796M/

About Beppie Harrison

Beppie Harrison lives in Massachusetts with her English
husband, two slightly addled cats, and an enthusiastic puppy. England with
friends and family is a second home, Ireland a fascination that came later. She
writes books placed in the Regency period, many of them in Ireland. The beauty
of Ireland, its harshness, and the wonderfully garrulous people are close to
her heart.

Today’s featured book is At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen.

About At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

Book 1 of the Antonello Brothers series is Scifi Romance
Genre science fiction romance, scifi romance, space opera, military science fiction
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Hired to steal back a prototype taken by the imperial armada, Senth Antonello retrieves it, but his brother is kidnapped to force Senth to surrender the device.
Now he has to rescue his brother, outsmart the armada, and keep the item out of imperial hands. All doable, except for one small problem. He must do it in the company of NarrAy Jorlan, a genetically altered woman whose pheromones could enhance the mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.
He’s a thief. She’s a soldier. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!

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The sequel for this book is For Women Only.

About Kayelle Allen

Kayelle is a best-selling American author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.

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Today’s featured book is Christmas at the Castle by USA Today bestselling author, Melissa McClone. Melissa has published
over thirty-five novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group and been
nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. When she isn’t writing,
you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim
practices and other activities. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her
husband, three children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think
they rule the house. They do!

About Christmas at the Castle

Genre: Sweet Romance
Author: Melissa McClone
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
A royal wedding. A meddlesome mother. An unexpected union.
A European getaway during the Christmas holiday is exactly
what veterinarian Katrina “Kat” Parsons needs. She can’t wait to be a
bridesmaid in her childhood friend’s royal wedding, but she hopes to steer
clear of the bride’s arrogant older brother.
Crown Prince Guillaume wants his younger sister’s wedding
day to be perfect, but he’s suspicious of Kat. He and his mother on are on high
alert, afraid Kat is not just there for the wedding, but also to find a prince
of her own.
But when Kat’s kindness and generosity prove them wrong, the
prince realizes there’s more to her than he ever imagined. Can he trust his
heart or will he lose the one woman he can’t live without?

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USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol has been the no. 1
best seller in science fiction romance, bdsm erotica, and holiday fiction on
Amazon. She’s the author of two science fiction romance series featuring tough
alpha heroes: the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance cyborg series and the Breeder science
fiction romance series, which emphasize character-driven stories written with a
touch of humor and sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara lives
in Missouri with her own alpha hero, her husband.

About Claimed by the Cyborg

Genre Science fiction romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
March Fellows assumed he had all the time in the galaxy to
pursue a relationship with Jules, an alien exchange student from Xenia, until
she vanished without a trace. After years of searching, he finds his lost love
on the eve of her arranged marriage.
The daughter of the Xenian emperor, Julietta never meant to
fall in love with a Terran man while visiting Earth. Leaving to fulfill her
responsibilities on her home planet opened up a hole in her heart that could
never be filled. When March, now a cyborg, unexpectedly shows up just before
she is to be bonded, she struggles to find the courage to turn him away a
second time and follow through with her duty.
Before she can act, the lovers are thrust into a political conspiracy
that threatens the Xenian empire and their lives.

Introducing March Fellows

Age: 32
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Terra
Profession: Field agent, Cyber Operations
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Cyborg
Describe your body and build, skin tone, height and weight. Include
any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars.
Tall, dark hair and eyes. Nano-infused muscles.
Cyber-modified human body.
Please tell us a
little about yourself.
I used to be a university professor. While on sabbatical off
planet, my research team was attacked by terrorists, and I was critically
injured in the bombing. I was rushed to a Cybermed facility. The transformation
to cyborg saved my life. I worked as a field agent for Cyber Operations for
many years before going to work for Moonbeam Remanufacturing, a secret
spacecraft factory. But after what happened on Xenia, I’m going back to work
for Cy-Ops.
Are you book-smart, self-taught,
widely-experienced?
I have a doctorate. But being a field agent for Cyber
Operations you see a side to the galaxy that most people never do. Frankly, it’s
not pretty. And I’ve had to make some tough decisions and choices. In my former
line of work, I’ve had to terminate combatants. Does that make me experienced?
On what special skills
do you rely?
I’m a cyborg. I’m larger, stronger and faster than the
average Terran male. I have a computer processor embedded between my brain
hemispheres, enabling me to hack into most computer systems and spaceships. I
can communicate telepathically with other cyborgs. Unfortunately, all my
specialized computer skills didn’t help much in my search to find Jules. She
vanished without a trace.
Do you see morality as
black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
Most things do fall into a gray area, but of course, there
is black and white, also. Some things are clearly wrong. The Association of the
Planets cautions against judgment, but I’ve seen many strange customs that ruin
people’s lives. Like Xenian arranged marriages. They have a seer who matches
couples. Xenians don’t even meet their mates until they marry. If they happen
to fall in love with someone else, well, too bad. How can a custom like that
benefit people?
If someone from your past
showed up, who would you most want it to be, and why?
Jules. She’s the one
I’ve been searching for eight years. I met her at the university. She was an
alien exchange student from Xenia. We were in love—at least I was—then she
disappeared in the middle of the night without any hint or warning. I’ve never
been able to forget her. I just want to know that she’s okay.
Can you keep a secret?
Why or why not?
My entire life is one big secret. The cyborg project was
classified. For the longest time I couldn’t tell people I was a cyborg. Cy-Ops
still operates off the grid, and Moonbeam, the spacecraft factory I work for is
located at a cloaked facility. Secrecy has become second nature to me. It’s
actually hard for me to open up.
If you could make any
one thing happen, what would it be?
I would find Jules. I want to know what happened to her. If
she’s okay.
How do you handle challenges?
By facing them head-on. A cyborg never gives up.
What would you like
people who hear your story to know?
I’m innocent. I didn’t do it. I was framed.

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Today’s featured book is Perfectly Christmas by Linda O’Connor.
On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry,
I have to work.”
That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr. Madison Hayes wouldn’t
have it any other way.
Dr. Quinn Malone has another priority. In the countdown to
Christmas, he needs to convince his old flame that there’s more to life – and
love – than the job itself.
This time, his heart is in it for the long haul. Really.
Romantic and…complicated – it’s Perfectly Christmas!
Genre Romantic Comedy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

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About the Author

Linda O’Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a
creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at the local home
décor store. It turns out she loves writing romantic comedies and has a few
more stories to tell. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care
Clinic (well, even when she is writing she’s a physician, and it shows up in
her stories :D ). She hangs out at www.lindaoconnor.net.

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The World Romance Writers wish you joy and love this holiday
season with a collection of heartwarming romances filled with Holiday Magic.
This anthology features stories from far and wide, including contemporary and
historical romance, futuristic time travel romance, and romance touched with
magic by Award-Winning and Multi-Published Authors: Rose Anderson, Lynn Crain,
Gemma Juliana, Cara Marsi and Jenny Twist. Come enjoy the many flavors and flavours of our English
language.

Genre Various
Authors Rose Anderson, Lynn Crain, Gemma Juliana, Cara Marsi
and Jenny Twist
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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Publisher World Romance Writers
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About the Authors

Rose Anderson
Known for crafting characters that stay with you long after
the last page has turned, Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and
dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting
things to weave into stories. Rose also writes across genres under the pen name
Madeline Archer. She lives with her family and small menagerie amid oak groves
and prairie in the rolling glacial hills of the upper Midwest.
Find Rose’s and Madeline’s books under both names in ebook
and paperback wherever love stories are sold.
Lynn Crain
Award winning author Lynn Crain has done it all in her life.
From nursing to geology, her life experiences have added to her detail rich
stories. She loves writing full time as she weaves contemporary, fantasy,
futuristic and paranormal tales, tame to erotic, for various publishers. Her
home is in the desert southwest and she’s just returned from her latest
adventure of living in Vienna, Austria while her husband worked his dream job.
She loves hearing from her readers at lynncrain@cox.net.
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Gemma Juliana
Weaving stories brings me joy, whether I’m turning the
screws on a character whose back is against the wall, or playing matchmaker.
Adding the extra spice of international settings to my stories is fun, and
gives me a chance to revisit some global travels. I’ve authored nearly a dozen
novelettes, novellas and novels in fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary
romance. Many more manuscripts are in various stages of completion, waiting to
see the light of day. I live deep in the heart chakra of Texas with my true
love in a cozy cottage along with our son and a crafty dog who rules us all. My
muse settles for nothing less than the finest chocolates and coffee.
Cara Marsi
An award-winning and eclectic author, Cara Marsi is
published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance.
She loves a good love story, and believes that everyone deserves a second
chance at love. Sexy, sweet, thrilling, or magical, Cara’s stories are first
and foremost about the love. Treat yourself today, with a taste of romance.
When not traveling or dreaming of traveling, Cara and her
husband live on the East Coast of the United States in a house ruled by two
spoiled cats who compete for attention.
*Read more about Cara’s books and sign up for her newsletter
at her website www.caramarsi.com. Find
her on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/caramarsi
and Facebook at: www.facebook.com/authorcaramarsi
She’s always interested in making new friends.
Jenny Twist
Jenny Twist left school at fifteen and went to work in an
asbestos factory. After working in various jobs, including bacon-packer and
escapologist’s assistant, she returned to full-time education and did a BA in
history at Manchester and post-graduate studies at Oxford. In 2001 she and her
husband moved to Southern Spain where they live with their rather eccentric dog
and cat.
Her published novels are Domingo’s Angel – a romance set in
Spain, Take One At Bedtime – an anthology of short stories, All in the Mind –
about an old woman getting younger and The Owl Goddess – a fantasy/SciFi about
how the Greek gods were actually spacemen.
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N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days
writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers,
seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie
for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

About Drakon’s Promise

Genre Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Darius Varkas is a drakon. He’s neither human nor dragon.
He’s both.
He’s also the target of an ancient order who want to capture
all drakons for their blood. When fresh, a drakon’s blood can cure any illness
and prolong a human’s life, and the Knights will stop at nothing to get it.
When librarian Sarah Anderson stumbles across a rare book
belonging to the Knights of the Dragon, she’s quickly thrust into a dangerous
world of secrets and shifters and things she never would have believed
possible. When the Knights realize Sarah has a secret of her own, she becomes
just as much a target as Darius. Her scary dragon shifter just might be her
best chance at survival.

Introducing Darius Varkas

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever! We’re happy to have you
here today.
Name: Darius Varkas
Age: 4000 years, give or take a few
Gender: male
Birthplace: A small village that has long since crumbled to
dust
Profession: Entrepreneur
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): I’m a drakon, the son of a
dragon and a human woman.
Describe your body and
build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples,
freckles, or scars.
In my human form, I’m 6’10” with black shoulder-length
hair and green eyes. I have a tattoo that covers the entire left side of my
body from my neck to my ankles. It’s a birthmark and is a swirling pattern that
is bronze and outline in the same green as my eyes.
Who is the significant
other in your life?
That would be my Sarah. She’s the most beautiful, most
amazing woman in the world. Brilliant too. After all, she chose me.
Please tell us a
little about yourself.
I’m a drakon so I like my privacy. I’m not even sure why I
agreed to do this interview. *grumbles*
Please tell us about
your education.
I’ve lived four thousand years. I speak and write many
languages, including some long forgotten by time. I’ve learned alongside
mankind. Airplanes were a particular favorite invention of mine, as being a
pilot allows me to take to the skies nowadays when it isn’t as easy to simply
shift and soar. Computers I can use but I don’t particularly like them.
Do you get by, live comfortably,
live extravagantly?
I’ve lived for a very long time. I’m also an earth drakon,
which means I know how to find precious metals and gems. I’ve accumulated quite
a hoard over the course of my life. And like any self-respecting drakon, I
guard what is mine.
Are you close to family?
My brothers are my family and we are very close. We had
different mothers but the same dragon sire. Of course, now I have Sarah. They
all love her.
Can you keep a secret?
Why or why not?
Of course I can keep a secret. I’m a drakon. Of course,
telling all of you about myself isn’t exactly keeping that a secret.
What secrets do you know
about people around you that you do NOT share?
I know all my brothers’ secrets, but I would never betray
their trust.
What is your biggest need?
My biggest need is to wipe the Knights of the Dragon from
the face of the planet. They want to capture me and my kind for their own
profit and to prolong their lives by drinking our blood. We were content to
leave them alone, but they will not leave us in peace. And they threatened
Sarah and will always be a threat to her and to my brothers. They have to be
eliminated.
What are your biggest
hopes and dreams?
I dream of being able to live my life in peace with Sarah.
What is your biggest personal
flaw?
I have no flaws. *turns to Sarah* Stop laughing. She says I’m
set in my ways and stubborn. Overprotective too. But since I’m always right, I
don’t see that as a flaw.
Who in your life has the
power to hurt you the most and why?
Sarah has the power to destroy me. She is my heart. I trust
her more than I thought it possible to every trust a woman.
What would you like
to tell your writer?
I want to thank her for bringing Sarah into my life. I also
want to let her know this is my first and last interview. I’m done.

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Welcome Alina K Field, author of The Marquess and the
Midwife, a new Regency Romance.
Why did you write
this book?
For starters, I love the Call the Midwife stories, as well
as secret babies. And, a few months before I started The Marquess and the
Midwife, a family member tragically lost a good friend in childbirth to
toxemia. (Unthinkable, right, in the twenty-first century?) I guess pregnancy
and childbirth were on my brain! Somehow, my muse came up with this story.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I love Regency romance, and I especially love stories with a
lot of adventure added to the romance.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Hmm. May I have two? I love the rascally Rupert Carsington,
the Mr. Impossible of Loretta Chase’s book by that name. I also like William
Doyle, the bluff , clever spy of Joanna Bourne’s The Forbidden Rose. Actually,
all of Chase’s and Bourne’s characters are brilliant, but they both write the
most delicious heroes.
What are you working
on at the moment, and what will we see from you in coming months?
I’m working on a Regency series about four adult children
being married off by their father, an earl who is a retired spy lord. Or is he
retired? Book one is called The Bastard’s Iberian Bride and will be coming this
spring.

About The Marquess and the Midwife

Genre: Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Once upon a time, the younger brother of a marquess fell in
love with his sister’s companion. He was sent off to war, and she was just sent
off, and they both landed in very different worlds.
Now Virgil Radcliffe has returned from his self-imposed
exile on the Continent to take up his late brother’s title and discover the whereabouts
of the only woman he’s ever loved.
Abandoned by her lover and dismissed by her employer,
Ameline Dawes has found a respectable identity as a Waterloo widow, a new life
as a midwife, and a safe, secure home for her twin girls. Called to London at
Christmas to attend her benefactress’s lying-in, she finds herself confronted
by an unexpected house guest–a man determined to woo her anew and win her
again.
But, is loving the new Marquess of Wallingford a mistake
Ameline cannot afford to repeat?

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About Alina K Field

Award winning author Alina K. Field earned a Bachelor of
Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much
happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S.,
after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern
California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her
husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned
his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
She is the author of the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s
Ring, a 2015 RONE Award finalist, Bella’s Band, and a 2016 National Reader’s
Choice Award finalist, Liliana’s Letter, as well as her latest release, The
Marquess and the Midwife. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency
romances, but loves to hear from readers!

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