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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Today’s featured book is Vanquished by Laurel Richards.
Genre Fantasy
Author Laurel Richards
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Three strangers brought together by war.
The Ulanesh—vicious soldiers from the underrealm—are
invading the forest and destroying everything in their path. Standing against
the enemy, Evrenor is a captain in the Quennin army and has been tasked by his
king to find allies. He enlists the aid of the ancient sea sorceress Valkaria,
whom he wakes from a curse that has entombed her at the bottom of a lake for a
thousand years. She must regain her powers after a millennium of disuse or else
watch everyone around her die.
Evrenor finds another ally in Damir, a woodsman whose people
are so reclusive that outsiders consider them myths. The tree-talking woodsmen
can blend perfectly with the forest, and they are deadly with their daggers.
Damir is ready to take down the enemy, but he has to strike before the vision
he’s had of his own death comes to pass.
An awakened sorceress, a mysterious woodsman, and a cunning
army captain—will their combined forces be enough to vanquish the enemy?

About Laurel Richards

Laurel is a fiction author with a passion for shifters,
space travelers, and other memorable characters. She has gathered inspiration from
lots of different sources throughout her life and is here to share her
imagination through storytelling. Laurel writes sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal, and
funny mysteries, with various degrees of romance mixed in. You can find Laurel
Today’s featured book is Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes, A WW1 Pride and Prejudice Variation by Ginger Monette

About Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes

Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty
from Ashes is a A WW1 Pride and Prejudice Variation.
Genre: Historical Fiction    
Author: Ginger Monette
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Perfect for fans
of Downton Abbey and Jane Austen!
Escape to the
era of Downton Abbey and experience all the drama of World War 1 alongside
literature’s iconic Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. You’ll watch
their tender love unfold as they learn to work together and reconcile their
differences at a field hospital only miles from the Front.
1916. World War
1 has turned French chateaux into bloody field hospitals, British gentlemen
into lice-infested soldiers, and left Elizabeth Bennet’s life in tatters.
Her father is
dead and her home destroyed. Never again will she depend on a man to secure her
When an
opportunity arises to advance her dreams of becoming a doctor, she is
elated–until HE arrives….
Devastated. Captain Fitzwilliam Darcy is left rejected by the woman he loved
and reeling from the slaughter of his men on the battlefield.
“Enough!” Darcy vows. “No more sentimental attachments!”
But arriving at
a field hospital to pursue a covert investigation, Darcy discovers his beloved
Elizabeth training with a dashing American doctor and embroiled in an espionage
With only a few
months to expose the plot, Darcy is forced to grapple with his feelings for
Elizabeth while uncovering the truth. Is she indeed innocent? Darcy can only
•Darcy’s Hope
has a happy ending but will continue in Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey, coming
Jan 1, 2017. In the sequel, readers will experience the full resolution of the
mystery, and our beloved couple’s love will face a new, tragic test.

Buy Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes

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About Ginger Monette

Ginger lives with her family in Charlotte, NC,
where she enjoys dancing on the treadmill, watching period dramas, public
speaking, and reading—a full-length novel every Sunday afternoon.
Her WW1 flash fiction piece, Flanders Field
of Grey, won Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s 2015 Picture This grand

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Welcome Twilka Zabour from Star Survivor, a new Science
Fiction Romance by Veronica Scott.
Title Star Survivor
Genre SciFi Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13+
The survivors of a terrible wreck meet again—but this time
only one can survive.
They survived an iconic spaceship wreck together. She never
expected to see him again … especially not armed to kill her.
Twilka Zabour is an interstellar celebrity. She built on her
notoriety as a carefree Socialite who survived the terrible wreck of the Nebula
Dream, and launched a successful design house. But now the man who gave meaning
to her life, then left her, is back–this time for the worst of reasons. Will he
kill her … or help her survive?
D’nvannae Brother Khevan survived the Nebula Dream in the
company of a lovely, warm woman, only to be pulled away from her, back into his
solitary life in the service of the Red Lady. Now Twilka’s within his reach
again–for all the wrong reasons. Khevan will do everything within his power to
discover why Twilka has been targeted for assassination, and to save her.
But Khevan is not Twilka’s only pursuer. Will Khevan and
Twilka’s ingenuity be all that stands between them and death?

Meet Twilka Zabour

Age: early 30’s (but people live much longer in the future)
Gender: Female
Birthplace: on a rich Inner Sector planet
Profession: Fashion Designer/Interstellar Celebutante
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):Human
Please provide a
physical description of yourself.
Depends on the day and my mood! Usually about 5’5″,
brown eyes, good figure, hair brunette but subject to change on a whim.
Please tell us a
little about yourself.
I’m one of 37 children – my father is a generational
billionaire and has had many wives and girlfriends. I used to spend all my time
pleasure seeking and going wherever the excitement was to be found in the
galaxy, but after surviving the titanic wreck of the cruise liner Nebula Dream,
I realized I was capable of doing so much more. I established my own business
as a fashion designer. Yes, I took a loan from my Dad, but I gave him a
detailed business plan and have since paid him back. Sometimes I appear in
trideo entertainments (equivalent to your movies) as myself. My earlier
reputation as a ‘celebrity’ helps the business.
Who is the significant other in your life?
Khevan, a member of the D’nvannae Brotherhood. We fell in
love during the catastrophic events of the Nebula Dream, but then he left me
with no explanation…until we meet again at the start of Star Survivor.
How do you dress?
In the height of interstellar fashion, as decreed by me.
(Twilka laughs) I source unusual materials from many worlds and try to give
back by commissioning local women to create special designs, fabrics and
accessories for my collections. I like dramatic clothes that capture attention,
although I can be found in a simple cotton dress and sandals if the situation
requires it. I don’t do gimmicks but find my inspiration in the art, natural
wonders and culture of planets I visit. I try to be respectful and mindful of
the local beliefs and traditions.
Are you book-smart, self-taught,
Mostly self taught and widely experienced. Watching my
father and my older brothers and sisters work in the Sectors corporate world
taught me so much. My Dad would discuss business at the dinner table when he
was home, and sometimes took us younger kids to the office or on business trips
to observe. He intended for various of his offspring to take over different
aspects of his corporate empire. Of course then I did the teenage rebellion
thing! My years of traveling with fellow rich kids and idle celebrities were a
school of hard knocks and dumb choices leading to my learning through
consequences. I’ve also had some amazing mentors since I started my own
Do you get by, live comfortably,
live extravagantly?
Classic poor little rich girl here. Never appreciated my
good fortune properly until I survived the wreck and then decided to have my
own business. Now that I make my own credits and pay my own bills, I’m much
more sensible about what luxuries I give myself, and I try to give back on the
worlds where I obtain my fabrics and accessories. A certain portion of profits
from Zabour Designs goes to worthy projects, different on each planet,
depending what they need most.
On what special skills
do you rely?
I’ve always been able to draw and paint, and since I was a
child I’d sketch clothing and accessories. I love to design. Even when the
situation is at its worst in Star Survivor, I try to handle my stress by doing
new drawings. I’m good with people, I understand business and I’ve learning I’m
very good in a crisis situation. Not much rattles me.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most want
it to be, and why?
For five years I dreaded meeting Khevan again, since he’d
left me with no explanation and returned to the service of the Red Lady, the
goddess he served. Yet on the other hand, I longed to give him a piece of my
mind…and maybe a second chance. So when we did encounter each other at the
beginning of the adventure known as Star Survivor, I had so many mixed emotions
to deal with.
What past event causes
you the most fear?
I used to have terrible flashbacks to certain events that
happened during the wreck of the Nebula Dream, but if Khevan and I were going
to survive the Red Lady’s wrath in Star Survivor, I literally had to face those
fears and overcome them. The advantage I had this time – besides Khevan’s love
– was that I know myself now and how strong I really.

Buy Star Survivor

About Veronica Scott

Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author
and “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After
blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved
science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to
be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started
writing her own stories.
Married young to her high school sweetheart then widowed,
Veronica has two grown daughters, one grandson and cats Keanu and Jake.
Veronica’s life has taken many twists and turns, but she
always makes time to keep reading and writing. Everything is good source
material for the next novel or the one after that, right? She’s been through
earthquakes, tornadoes and near death experiences…Always more stories to tell,
new adventures to experience—Veronica’s personal motto is, “Never boring.”
Welcome Collette Cameron author of Brette: Intentions Gone
Astray, a new Regency Romance.
Why did you write
this book?
Brette: Intentions Gone Astray is the third book in my
Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series.
I knew Brette, and her hero, Alexander Hawksworth had to
have their own happily-ever-after since the first moment they met, and she
thought he was a valet.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Historical romance and just about every subgenre.
I like the little historical tidbits I learn while I’m
indulging in a romantic read.
It’s sort of like hiding veggies in macaroni and cheese so
my kiddos didn’t realize they were getting healthy food with one of their
favorite meals.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
I usually say the Count of Monte Cristo, and he’s still my
standby hero, but I was just thinking about The Three Musketeers the other day.
I’ve always been a fan of D’Artagnan.
What are you working
on at the moment?
I just finished up a novella for a boxed set releasing in
March, Regency Ever Afters, and I’m closing in on the last chapter of another
novella for—you guessed it—another set, The Forbidden Highlands.
As soon as that’s finished, I’ll jump right into the 6th and
final book in my Highland Heather Romancing a Scot series.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Well, I already mentioned two of the sets I’m involved with,
but there are two more as well: Her Perfect Gentleman and A Lady for Every
Lord. You’ll also see Passion and Plunder, the 5th book in my Highland Heather
Romancing a Scot series.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
He thought his adventures were over…
A rogue reluctantly turned rector, Alexander Hawksworth,
prefers soirées to sermons and parties to prayers. Though impoverished, he
seizes every opportunity to escape parish duties, preferring to hob nob with
London’s finest–especially after the precocious and petite Brette Culpepper
arrives in Town. Alex secretly fantasizing about claiming the breathtaking
beauty as his very own, and when he unexpectedly inherits an earldom, he’s
determined to make her his countess… Until he’s accused of murdering the
previous earl.
Then she burst headlong into his life…
New to Society, Brette adores the whirlwind social scene,
the stream of invitations… the slightly-sensual verbal sparring with the
devilishly attractive, much too witty, and oh so unsuitable Mr. Hawksworth. But
her fairy tale existence crashes to a halt when rumors circulate she’s a peer’s
illegitimate granddaughter. Even though he’s left her a tidy inheritance,
formerly hospitable doors slam in her face as a newly appointed guardian
emerges, intent on stealing her wealth and forcing her to wed an elderly
Time is against them as Alex struggles to clear his name and
deliver the woman he loves from an unthinkable fate
Genre Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Buy Brette: Intentions Gone Astray (Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper Book

Genre Historical Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Blue Rose Romance, LLC
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About Collette Cameron

A bestselling, award-winning author, Collette Cameron pens
Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the
intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them.
Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and
a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won’t stop whispering new
romantic romps in her ear, she still lives in Oregon with dachshunds, though
she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.
Admitting to a quirky sense of humor, Collette enjoys
inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a
self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. You’ll always find dogs, birds, occasionally
naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless

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Welcome Lizzi
Tremayne, author of Hills
of Gold Unchanging, a new Romantic Suspense novel.

About Lizzi Tremayne

Lizzi grew up riding wild in the Santa Cruz Mountain
redwoods, became an equine veterinarian at UC Davis and practiced in the
California Pony Express and Gold Country before emigrating to New Zealand. When
she’s not writing historical romantic suspense, veterinary nonfiction and
fiction (pending), Lizzi practices equine medicine, teaches, farms, rides and
drives horses, swings rapiers and shoots bows in medieval garb.
With her first novel, Lizzi was awarded: Finalist 2013 RWNZ
Great Beginnings, Winner 2014 RWNZ Pacific Hearts Award, Winner 2015 RWNZ Koru
Award for Best First Novel plus third in Koru Long Novel section, and finalist
in the 2015 Best Indie Book Award.
Why did you write
this book?
Actually, I hadn’t intended to write it at all! I’d
completed A Long Trail Rolling, the first book in The Long Trails Series, and
was nearly finished writing A Sea of Green Unchanging, then the second book in
the series, during NaNoWriMo when two of my beta readers told me there was
another story to be written between the end of Book One and its epilogue.
“No, there isn’t,” I said, with uncertainty.
“Oh, yes, there is,” they both said.
“Okay,” I finally agreed, thinking I’d simply
write a novella and get it out of the way…and them off my back.
Kate and Matt, thank you. You were right and I was wrong.
The Hills of Gold Unchanging needed to be written, and so this short, stopgap
novel became the 170,000 words saga it is now.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Historical Romantic Suspense. I was hooked on the genre
early on when I read my first Mary Stewart novel, Airs Above the Ground.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
That would have to be Vanessa March, the heroine in Airs
Above the Ground. She is a classy, feisty veterinarian with real heart. I seem
to see her in most of my heroines!
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I am finally getting to finish A Sea of Green Unfolding! In
the story, tragedy strikes in Aleksandra and Xavier’s newly-found paradise on
their California Rancho de las Pulgas. Von Tempsky invites them on a journey to
a new life in peaceful New Zealand, but change is in the wind. When they reach
Aotearoa, they disembark into a turbulent wilderness—where the wars between the
European settlers and the local Māori have only just begun. It will be released
1 May 2017 and is available for preorder on the regular
Please tell us about
your latest book.
In this sequel to A Long Trail Rolling, Aleksandra and
Xavier’s saga continues over the Utah Pony Express Trail, through the mining
camps of 1860’s Nevada and California, the Sacramento floods and Old San Fran
to Xavier’s family hacienda, the Californio Rancho de las Pulgas. As the Civil
War rages, secessionists menace California. Embroiled in the Confederates’
fight to drag the new state from the Union and make it their own, can Aleks and
Xavier survive? The secessionists mean business. No one will stand in their
way—and live.
About the Book
Title A Sea
of Gold Unchanging
Genre Historical
Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Buy This Book
Release date 18 February 2017. Preorders available at the
following sites:
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Red Hot Russian Alexei is king of the Ice…Antarctic style
Alexei Zaikov loves his life in remote Amity Bay,
Antarctica, until a new luxury guesthouse threatens the community’s future. As
head of Amity Bay, he’s driven to save it, but first must discover who is
hiding out in the supposedly deserted lodge…and why.
Nora Bradford has lost everything; a promising career and
the man she loved. Glacier Ridge Lodge, the architectural masterpiece she
designed but was denied credit for, seems like the perfect place to grieve her
loss, until a ruggedly handsome Russian arrives on her doorstep, determined to
bring her in from the cold. Desire sparks, leaving them hungry for more. But
will the truth about Nora’s role in Amity Bay’s demise, doom their romance?

Heating It Up: A Red Hot Russians Novella

Genre Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Elizabeth Harmon

Contemporary romance author Elizabeth Harmon loves to read
and write romances with a dash of different. A graduate of the University of
Illinois, she has worked in advertising, community journalism and as a
freelance magazine writer. She feels incredibly blessed to have a career that
allows her to spend her days imagining “what if?” and a loving family that
keeps her grounded in the real world. Her debut novel, Pairing Off, the first
book in her Red Hot Russians sports romance series, is a 2016 RITA Award
An adventurous cook, vintage home enthusiast, occasional
actress, and entry-level figure skater, Elizabeth makes her home in the
Midwest, where life is good, but the sports teams aren’t. She loves to hang out
on her front porch, or at her favorite local establishments, enjoy good food
and wine, and talks writing with anyone who will listen.

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