Tag Archive | Romance novels

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Choose your own escapism with a variety of well-crafted stories in contemporary or historical or paranormal settings. With dynamic characters who will make you laugh, keep you in suspense, or ride along to help solve a mystery, or you could choose to sink your reading pleasure into a solid women’s fiction novel.

Today’s authors offer a variety of genres and sub-genres sure to please readers with an appetite to suspend reality for a few hours, and escape into the creative world talented writers have devised for your reading pleasure.

 

A Cornucopia of Great Reads

 

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THE GIFT by Deb Stover
Romance and mystery with a paranormal twist

 

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YOU OUGHTA KNOW by Sue Phillips
Compelling Women’s Fiction

 

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PLANETFALL by Paul M. Carhart
Sci-Fi Adventure

 

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LONE STAR HOMECOMING by Justine Davis
Contemporary Romance

 

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SOUL KEEPER by Cathryn Marr
Sexy Paranormal with a twist of humor

 

susan-ricciRAINBOWS AND RESCUES by USA Today Best Selling Author, Susan Jean Ricci
Contemporary Romantic Comedy

 

linda-wisdomHOTEL HEX by Linda Wisdom
Clue meets Bewitched and Nancy Drew Paranormal

 

connie-vinesHERE TODAY, ZOMBIE TOMORROW by Connie Vines
A quirky, sassy and fun paranormal romance

 

deborah-macgillvrayDeborah Macgillivray brings you an array of historical and contemporary romances.

 

kellyFATED TRILOGY by Kelly Moran
Paranormal Romance

Description of an Author

An author is a relatively sane person who:

1. Is capable of transforming gossip, nightmares, dreams, and fantasies into books.

2. If someone mentions they know a guy named “Snake”, they will bribe and beg to be introduced.

3. Concerned they are on a watch list for the stuff they Google.

4. Laughs out loud in public when one of her characters says something witty in her head.

5. Has strong opinions about the Oxford comma.

6. Spends 15 minutes arguing with herself about a comma.

7. Has a husband who doesn’t bat an eye when she asks about best place to hide a body.

8. Uses punctuation and proper grammar even in text messages.

9. Knows what “Panster” is.

10. Thinks cliffhangers are…..

11. Is OVERJOYED to give readers a chance to win COOL PRIZES.

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New Cover for a Re-Release!

If you enjoy a friends-to-lovers themed romantic comedy with a splash of mystery, a big dose of sensuality, and a hero and heroine who will make you laugh and have you wanting to hang out with them, then WHAT A GIRL WANTS is a book that has all that and more.

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I am excited to share the new cover for WHAT A GIRL WANTS as it enters another phase in its life as a re-release, now available at Barnes & Noble Amazon, Kobo, iBooks

Thank you to Kim Killion for designing the cover and flap for both e-book version and paperback.

 

 

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Read an excerpt here.

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What happens when a Genie, a P.I. & a Socialite walk onto a blog?

Answer:

You get pulled into a world filled with humor, suspense, romance, love, magic, adventure, sexy-times and a whole lot more.

 

Please welcome friends and fellow romance authors; Sophie H. Morgan, DB Kennison, and Melanie Stanford to my blog as they brought along their fabulous novels, introducing you to a sexy, flirtatious Genie, mystery and heart-pounding, suspense-filled thrills, and romance for a party-planning socialite.

 

SOPHIE

He’s a Genie. She’s a mortal.

He’s a flirt. She’s definitely-certainly-absolutely done with charming men.

What happens when this Playboy runs across the one woman who doesn’t fall under his spell?

Magic of course.

Hailey has been given the chance of her career. All she has to do is plan and execute the perfect society wedding and she’ll get the promotion she’s been working towards. Too bad the groom is her ex-boyfriend.

Ryder hates seeing a damsel in distress and with a little genie magic is determined to make the sexy Miss Hailey have a little bit of fun. All she has to do is follow his lead and she’ll get everything she’s ever wished for.

Purchase HIS COMMAND here.
Check out Sophie H. Morgan’s website here.
Click here to follow Sophie H. Morgan on Facebook.

 

DB

Addiction, greed, envy, lust… They say every person has a dark side. All it takes to set it off is the right trigger.

With the woman who tried to kill her behind bars, private investigator Randi Lassiter is still suffering the effects of post-traumatic stress nearly a year later. And just as she and her cop boyfriend, Jon Bricksen, have finally settled into the routine of a happy couple, someone in town is murdered and the news threatens to send her down the rabbit hole again.

What Randi needs now is a case to focus on. When a missing person case waltzes into her office, Randi embraces the chance like the lone life preserver on a sinking ship.

Unfortunately, the client is her ex-husband, Stuart, and the missing person is the woman he’s now married to—her former best friend.

Randi’s decision to help the man she’s sworn to loathe for all eternity is so out of character that Jon questions not only her judgment but her mental health as well. To make matters worse, Randi begins to keep secrets from him, the kind that could ruin a relationship.

When Stuart is suddenly arrested for murder, Randi stubbornly stands by her ex and tries to clear his name, despite the evidence Jon has against him. Now pitted against one another, not only is the couple’s love tested but their survival against the dark side of a killer.

Purchase THE DARK SIDE here.
Check out DB Kennison’s website here.
Click here to follow DB Kennison on Facebook.

 

 

MELANIEPlanning a party is easy, falling in love is hard.

No longer content to be a Los Angeles socialite, Elizabeth Elliot starts her own party planning business: Excessively Diverted, making dreams come true one party at a time. She even knows how to handle those unruly party guests, like Antonio Reyes, the man who drank too much, insulted the décor, and didn’t know the difference between crudités and canapés. The nerve.

So when this same Tony Reyes demands she plan his daughter’s Sweet Sixteen, Elizabeth refuses, no matter how many dollar signs are attached to his name. That is until Elizabeth discovers her new business is in trouble. She must suck up her pride and work with Tony, despite how much she hates the man.

As Elizabeth gets to know Tony and his daughter, her clear-cut hatred starts to get muddled with feelings—the kind that could screw up the job, and her life, completely. She must decide whether risking her heart is worth it… but who has time for all that when there’s a party to be planned?

Purchase CLASH here.
Check out Melanie Stanford’s website here.
Click here to follow Melanie Stanford on Facebook.

 

Romance heroines we love to write.

 

I’m always tickled and so grateful when receiving feedback from readers and other authors, and especially when they initiate a dialogue regarding the characters I created.

A few author friends have commented that Maddie Saunders, the heroine in my contemporary romance WHAT A GIRL WANTS is a great example of a well-developed romance heroine, and asked me to provide information on her character traits so they can share them either at a panel or at a writing workshop.

Their interest spurred this blog post idea, regarding heroines in a novel, and the character qualities I feel make for a strong, relatable female lead.

 

ABOUT MADDIE SAUNDERS:

She’s a twenty-nine-year-old, strong, independent, creative, sassy, modern woman whose laugh-out-loud moments are usually other people’s WTF moments.

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Relationship status: Netflix. Chocolate. Yoga Pants.

Home: New York City, living vicariously through her fantasies.

Career: Full-time Travel Journalist, part-time extreme sports enthusiast.

Accolades: Holds the record for: “The woman with a black belt in mischief.”

Talent: Karaoke singing ninja.

Personal mantra: “Life’s a beach and then you have sex on it.”

 

Maddie’s Strengths:

  • Sense of humor
  • Shoots straight from the hip
  • She’s a self-rescuer
  • Intelligent
  • Persistence.
  • Goes after what she wants—most times in an unconventional manner, but she’s a writer and uses creativity in all aspects of her life. She doesn’t apologize for how she goes about getting what she wants, in her career, family, and sexual fantasy fulfillment.
  • Relatable quirks.
  • Quick wit
  • She works hard at not allowing her past (and things out of her control) or her challenges define who she is.
  • Cultivates and maintains strong, honest, friendship with both women and men.

Maddie’s Weaknesses:

  • Sense of humor: She draws on it constantly, especially when there is a serious issue that hits home with her. Some may say that she buries her true feelings, and at times doesn’t want to face reality.
  • She doubts her ability to succeed in a long-term relationship, much less be a successful wife and mother someday, because of the circumstances of her birth and upbringing.
  • Shoots straight from the hip: She tends to say out loud what most people would think in their heads at times.
  • She’s a self-rescuer: Wants to handle everything on her own, including financial situation and family situation. Yes, she does reach out to her friends for support, but she doesn’t fully let them into how hurt she feels because of her family situation, puts up a front most times.
  • Self-preserved. She feels to preserve her well-being and most especially her heart, she fights against falling in love. Resists it, even though it is obvious she has a deep affection for her friends (male and female).

Overall characterization:

Maddie is the type of heroine that readers want to hang out with because of her relatability. She’s accessible to the reader, and because of this, she is able to become the reader’s alter ego, and gateway into the story.

She has a way of grabbing the reader and having them become involved in her life’s journey (career, looking for her biological father, and fulfilling her sexual fantasies, and finding love).

Readers will relate to her desires, heartaches, fears, anxieties and her highs and lows. She’s not perfect physically, but doesn’t dwell on things that she can’t (and doesn’t want to change) about herself, instead, works with what she has.

A complex woman that has a huge capacity to love, even when that person is not loveable. Her journey allows the reader to travel with her as she learns about forgiveness, true love, facing one’s fears, pain (both physical and emotional) and working at living with certain things in life that for her will never be resolved.

 

 

 

How to enjoy Hawaii for 99 cents.

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That’s right.

I’ve tried magic to get to Hawaii…by twitching my nose a la Bewitched style. Didn’t work.

I tried clicking my heels three times and repeating…”there’s no place like the tropics…there’s no place like the tropics….” Didn’t work.

What did work was to write a novel and send my characters to the islands.

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Now you can lose yourself in the book and escape to Paradise, inhale the saltiness and freshness of ocean’s breeze, hear the palm trees swaying in the warm breeze, bask on a white sand beach, witness spectacular sunsets, and enjoy sinfully exquisite cocktails and culinary fare, and all it takes is a click to your favorite online book retailer and 99 cents.

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How did other readers enjoy escaping to Hawaii in WHAT A GIRL WANTS?

You can read a few readers thoughts here.

 

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A few teasers to enjoy from the book.

 

On Sale for 99 cents for a limited time.

Available at:

Amazon.com
Amazon.ca
Amazon.UK
Barnes & Noble
iTunes
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Samhain Publishing