Introducing Award-Selling Author Laura McNeil!

I am thrilled to host award-winning author Laura McNeil on our blog today!

Book 5 of the Crystal Creek Series

A novel of suspense, revenge and a love so deep that it can only be released through forgiveness.

Hollywood producer Trent Parker has one goal – to own the film option for the breakout novel Sunset in Maui. His problem? Actress turned producer Charisse Whitloch. She’ll do anything to produce the film. Trent can stop her, but not without getting close to her, a bond he can’t risk.

Charisse has found the film project that will prove she’s her own woman – not her father’s daughter. One person stands in her way – Trent Parker. She’s faced opposition before, but she isn’t prepared for Trent. Her charisma has softened Hollywood’s hardest hearts, but is she a match for Trent’s heart of stone?

Trent’s defenses against Charisse crumble – loving her will heal the darkness in his soul and open the door to a secret he buried long ago. When Charisse is threatened, she and Trent face her adversaries. They piece together a plot more sinister than any Hollywood movie, but the key to their survival lies in Trent’s past – the key that will lead to Trent’s destruction.

Guarding Her Heart is the 1st book in the Crystal Creek Series

Crystal Creek Christmas Book #2

A Ring Around Her Heart #3

Steeling Her Heart #4

Risking Her Heart #5

Crystal Creek Boxed Set Books 1 – 3

Want more romantic suspense? Download a free short story: laurahaleymcneil.com.
If you want romance and suspense, download a sample or buy Crystal Creek Christmas now.

Laura Haley-McNeil is an award-winning author of romantic suspense and women’s fiction in novel length and in short stories. Her work has been featured in several women’s magazines. She has studied piano and ballet and has been a board member for two community orchestras. She and her husband reside in Colorado. When she isn’t writing, she jogs, bicycles and crochets.

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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband.They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.

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Four by Moonlight – a Blog with Beverly Bateman

Linda Nightingale...Author

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Linda Nightingale on Secondary Characters

This week we’re going to find out a little about author Linda Nightingale. Linda will be talking about secondary characters. She’ll also tell us a little about herself and her writing, and answer some fun questions.

Linda Nightingale is a native-born South Carolinian who has lived in England and Canada, and now resides in Texas.  Before turning to writing, she bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses for thirteen years.

In 2012, her novel, Gemini Rising, was voted Best Mainstream Novel in the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. Her vampire romance,Cardinal Desires won the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award in 2013, and that was followed by her science fiction romance,Love for Sale, being awarded Best SF/Fantasy novel of 2015 by the Paranormal Romance Guild’s Reviewer’s Choice, and also voted one of…

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The LAST Bloom for Summer and NEW Editing Book!

The high winds and torrential rain came and went last week. Knowing they were expected, I grabbed this lone bloom Sunday and hid it in my garage. It seems brighter and richer because it is likely the last bloom.

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The main inconveniences were lack of power, so no Internet, and having my car trapped in the garage, so I couldn’t get out to tutor. Oh, and the no Internet thing prevented Skype sessions. Yes, I did try to use my laptop by candlelight.  I had done it before with success, but my newer laptop has black keys instead of white ones. After three hours of trying to see the letters I stopped and went to bed. The good things was that my power returned within 24 hours. I could have typed by daylight.

The other inconvenience was not being able to send a NEWEST version of my editing book to Amazon. In anticipation of weather related issues, I posted a pretty good version of my book, but I had planned to replace it with a BETTER one Monday afternoon, my deadline for changes before the ebook went live.

Weeding the Garden of Your Manuscript: What Editors Wish You Knew. is available on Amazon .com. The paperback version should be available soon!

 

This little book presents errors I correct every day as an editor. I tried to explain why these errors don’t work and ways to fix them in out own manuscripts. Wonderful books can be rejected because they need too much work.  Poorly written synopses and query letters can cause rejections. And the embarrassment of seeing errors after we hit send! (That’s a fragment.)

I am grateful my little geranium had this one last bloom and that my first nonfiction book is out!

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Introducing Best-Selling Author Kayelle Allen!

I am thrilled to host Best-Selling Author Kayelle Allen on our blog today!

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

Book 1 in the Antonello Brothers series

He’s a thief. She’s a soldier. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!
Professional thief Senth Antonello is hired to retrieve a stolen prototype for which the imperial armada has already killed twice. When Senth’s brother is kidnapped to ensure the device is surrendered, Senth must rescue his brother, outsmart the armada, and keep the item out of imperial hands. All doable, except for one small problem. Senth must accomplish it in the company of a genetically altered woman whose pheromones could enhance the mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.

With his baby face, few believe Senth Antonello is an Advanced Interior Security professional in the elite Thieves’ Guild, but he is no kid. His feral, feline HalfKin side might be a come-what-may daredevil who lives for risk, but his human side is gritty determination and resourcefulness. His master hires Senth out to Captain NarrAy Jorlan, an enhanced woman with dangerous, pleasure-laced pheromones, and offers to buy Senth’s cruelly enslaved older brother and free him.

The job is grab-and-go: snatch an heirloom, deliver it, return to his master, and his brother will be free. There’s just this one little catch…

Senth must remain a virgin, no matter how tempting NarrAy’s powerful pheromones are. Disregarding rumors and warnings about her kind, he accepts the job. After all, how hard can it be to pilfer an old locket? And come on! A skilled thief like himself can steal one little kiss. Avoid touching her? Ha! No way one touch could entrap him. This job will be a cinch.

Then Captain NarrAy sashays into his world with her sexy older-woman authority and seductive, soul-stealing scent, and every skill Senth spent years mastering goes right out of his head. His willpower is all that stands between his brother’s nightmare of captivity and freedom. For his brother’s sake, Senth has to get it together. If he can’t, his brother will remain a slave, and Senth will be at the mercy of her pleasure forever.

A fast-paced sci fi romantic comedy with an adorable, fun-loving hero. He’s half-human and half-cat. She’s a by-the-book army captain. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!

Genre: sweet science fiction romance (PG13)

Available free on Kindle Unlimited
Amazon https://amzn.to/1f7FQ2h
CreateSpace (Print) https://bit.ly/bro-mercy-csp
Romance Lives Forever Books https://bit.ly/bro-mercy-kl
The sequel for this book is For Women Only.

Bro is a free short story set before this book opens. Get a copy here: https://kayelleallen.com/bro

 

Kayelle Allen 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.

Website https://kayelleallen.com
Twitter http://twitter.com/kayelleallen
Facebook http://facebook.com/kayelleallen.author
Goodreads http://goodreads.com/KayelleAllen
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/kayelleallen
Amazon Author page http://amazon.com/author/kayelleallen
Newsletter https://kayelleallen.com/bro

 

 

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband.They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.

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Released Today! Dark Fantasy, Gylded Wings

To celebrate I’m at PTOL with a blurb and excerpt as well as the book video.  Drop by and comment for a chance to win angel earrings. a Rafflecopter giveaway

I’m also on my own blog and am awarding a prize to a commenter: An eBook from my back list (winner’s choice). Come join me and let’s have some virtual champers! http://www.lindanightingale.wordpress.com.

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Introducing Best-Selling Author Tracee Garner!

I’m so pleased to host Best-Selling Author Tracee Garner on our blog today!

BIO
Tracee Lydia Garner is a Virginia native, and a best-selling and award winning. She has written a total of 7 books. In addition to writing and publishing and marketing her 7th book, she maintains a full time job in health and human services for a small nonprofit organization. Her latest release, Deadly Affections is about the pain and sadness of growing up in a trouble foster care system and the murder that occurred when the hero/heroine were both adolescents. When the heroine returns to the area to find out what happened to her little sister, she quickly finds that some people re-emerge to keep secrets and the truth buried and finish the job of killing those that managed to escape. The conclusion of her Family saga, Fatal Opposition will release this fall and wraps up the series about five adopted brothers.
BOOK BLURB
Psychologist Leedra Henderson has a hidden motive in abandoning everything to accept a new job at the Anchored Empowerment Center. She secretly hopes that the new position will help her to investigate her own past – and to finally uncover the real story behind a string of mysterious deaths at her childhood foster home. Now a strong, independent woman, Leedra doesn’t need help: she wants to seek justice, and she will. Alone.
Dexter Parker needs his own answers about that time in the foster home so long ago. A grown man reeling from the fallout of a broken marriage, Dexter’s rational mind tells him never to try the risks of love again – but he knows he could fill in the blanks for Leedra, if only it doesn’t end up costing him his heart.
More urgently, Dexter needs to save the determined Leedra from the results of her detective work, before it all blows up in her face and costs both of them their lives.
Twitter: @Teegarner

 

 

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband.They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.

Sign up for her blog and subscribe to her newsletter for a free ebook:
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As I Get Older, I…

Linda Nightingale...Author

Don’t care as much about what people think, and do things to please myself.  I guess those of you who know me well know that the last statement has always been true.

I’m going with three of my dear friends on a birthday (our treat to ourselves) cruise in October.  The ship has a formal Captain’s Night but…

I’m thinking of going formal or semi-formal every night simply because I love beautiful dresses and wearing them.  I must be reincarnated from a more graceful age when women dressed in beautiful gowns all the time.  I’ve asked the others if they’d like to join me in this but have received 2 ‘nos.’  I suspect a 3rd when the other friend returns from a vacation with her hubby. Should I do it anyway? Just me when everyone else looks like a refugee from Margaritaville? I can do that too!  Will I will…

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Sweet Christmas Kisses 4 Boxed Set

I’m thrilled to announce the pre-order for the Sweet Christmas Kisses 4 Boxed set

Only 99 cents!  Order your copy today!

My contribution to the set is A Portuguese Christmas.

Usher in the holiday season with 14 heartwarming all-new, stand-alone stories from New York Times, USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.

Sweet Christmas Kisses 4 takes you from the Pocono Mountains to sunny Florida, and as far away as Portugal.

Curl up with your favorite hot beverage and enjoy this sweet romance boxed set that’s sure to put you in the mood for Christmas.

Mona Risk, In Time for Christmas
Dr. Sylvia Reynolds promised to be at her parents’, in time for Christmas dinner, but her priorities change after she meets a motherless baby and her gorgeous uncle.

Beate Boeker, Unique Christmas
Chiara hopes to spend a solitary Christmas all by herself. But when a man jumps through her office window to save her from an accident, things spin away—beyond her wildest dreams.

Christine Bush, Christmas with the Cat Lady
Carly is happy living alone in her mountain house with her cats. Can the handsome author who rents a room over the Christmas holidays change her mind?

Lyn Cote, Loving Winter
At her cousin’s wedding, Winter Woodard, owner of her family’s garden center, isn’t expecting to meet her match in local football coach, Clay Dixon, (she isn’t IN to sports!) but he stands by her through a holiday season fraught with unexpected setbacks.

Denise Devine, Once Upon a Christmas
Small town girl returns home to find love and success, but can she outlast the mistakes of her past?

Raine English, Christmas in Walnut Creek
Will a Christmas blizzard reunite a couple and give them a second chance at love?

Jean C. Gordon, A Team Macachek Christmas
Sparks fly from a Christmastime reunion of motocross racer Jesse Brewster and his ex-girlfriend Lauren Cooper. But is it the wrong time for their love?

Shanna Hatfield, Saving Mistletoe
A stubborn cop, a hotshot attorney, and a little girl determined to see her father need a miracle to make this holiday season jolly and bright.

Milou Koenings, The Gift of Yesterday
When Bailey returns to Green Pines to open a pastry shop, Joe Hudson sees all his Christmas wishes coming true—if only he can convince her to risk her heart again.

Josie Riviera, A Portuguese Christmas
The holidays—like love—can sneak up on you. And sweep you away like a riptide.

Roxanne Rustand, A Christmas in Montana
Kristen Weatherby goes to Montana to get her late grandmother’s house ready to sell, but finds much more than she bargained for: a house she can’t let go, a charming mountain town, and a handsome veterinarian who just might steal her heart.

Magdalena Scott, A Cowboy for Christmas
Hannah Kincaid is in love with Jacob Hollingsworth, and will overcome her fear of horses and his bossy brother Michael to get a Christmas happily-ever-after with the cowboy of her dreams.

Kristin Wallace, Loving You at Christmas
Annaliese Matheson is convinced she’ll never love again. This Christmas will become the opening act for her holiday happily ever after.

Merrillee Whren, Puppy Love and Mistletoe
Can a little girl and a fluffy black dog bring a reluctant couple together in a Christmas miracle?

 

 

 

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Gemini Rising Gets a Facelift and a New Title

My original title for Gemini Rising was Her Brother’s Wife, but when I submitted it to Double Dragon Publishing in 2012, I felt the title gave too much away, and it became Gemini Rising.

I now have my rights back and have submitted it to Lot’s Cave, an online publisher who specializes in taboo books.  It’s a much smaller publisher but they should have a following of readers who want this kind of book, though Her Brother’s Wife is a dark fantasy first and foremost, but the controversial part is an integral one.

Sometime soon, Her Brother’s Wife will be available for $4.95 on the website:  https://lotscave.wordpress.com/ with a brand new cover and re-edited.  I don’t have the new cover yet but I’m sure it will be racy!

I still have about 8 print copies of Gemini Rising for $15, plus postage, that can be autographed and sent directly to the purchaser!  Leave a comment here and I will followup.

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Introducing Award Winning Best Selling Author Sylvia Hubbard

I am thrilled to feature Award Winning Best Selling Author Sylvia Hubbard on our blog today! Her latest book is Beautiful!

Synopsis:
She wanted more than anything to be beautiful and this stranger was the answer to her prayers.
She would do anything for him to be beautiful and that’s what she did.
What she discovers through him is that she was beautiful all along, but before she makes the discovery she has to go through hell and back.
Will she survive or lose herself and everything she has worked for?
Come on the journey to see BEAUTIFUL at www.sylviahubbard.com/beautiful
Bio

Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard has published over 40 books on suspense romance and one book on Internet Marketing for Writers.

As a happily divorced mother of three, Ms. Hubbard has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work. An avid blogger, Ms. Hubbard has had five #1 Best Sellers on Amazon. Her current work is Beautiful and she has two more books coming up in 2017, including live stories on her website. http://sylviahubbard.com

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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband.They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.

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