Monday, February 18, 2019

'Tis the Season (Norma Elliot's Secret Journal Book 1)

 I’m Norma Elliot. I know what you’re thinking. Who names their kid Norma nowadays? Believe me, I feel the same as you. 

I’m a ginger―that means redhead. Actually, my hair isn’t red; it’s orange, but I guess redhead sounds better than orangehead. First, because it rhymes, and second, someone may get confused and think that my head is an actual orange. 

I’m ten years old and sharp―what my dad calls me―that means smart, not pointy. 

My story is about what I did during the winter season. No brainer; the title gave that away. It’s mostly about me learning life lessons and spending time with God when I write to him in my secret journal. 
Oh, I need to mention, I’m not perfect; definitely not. Just thought I’d warn you in case you’re expecting to read a story about some cute little angel type girl. If you were, you may want to find a different story to read. But then again, if you’re up for a story about a girl who’s a work in progress―what dad says our old house is―you may just like my story. I really hope you will.
Anyway, bye for now.

About Victoria Simcox

Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother and a Dutch immigrant father. She now calls Western Washington home. Besides her writing career, Victoria taught elementary-school art for several years. Her past times are writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking and spending time with her hubby of 28 years. She likes to read theological as well as some fantasy genres. Two of her favorite authors are R.C. Sproul and C.S. Lewis.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Last Great Wizard of Yden (Yden Series Book 1)

 For his sixteenth birthday, all Jon wanted were the keys to the family car. Instead, he got a lousy magic ring...

Seeking to feed his addiction to life energy, Efysian of the Wolf Clan travels across dimensions to kidnap Jon's father--a Dragon Clan wizard who fled to Earth. Although Jon vows to mount a rescue, he's woefully unprepared to do battle. Can a high school kid from California survive long enough to outwit the most evil wizard the magical world has ever known, or will Efysian add the young Dragon Clan wizard to his gruesome collection of trophies?

Suzanne G. Rogers 

is a California native, but she changed coastlines and now lives with her husband and son in romantic Savannah, Georgia, on an island populated by deer, exotic birds, turtles, and the occasional gator. She's owned by two Sphynx cats, Houdini and Nikita. Writing blush-free young adult fiction is her passion. 

For her historical romance blog, go to http://suzannegrogers.com/

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For her fantasy blog, go to https://childofyden.wordpress.com/

Color of Danger (Secrets of Rios Azules Book 1)

 Life as the sister of a serial killer is never easy, especially when former runaway Mari Del Lobo becomes a target herself. A recent crime has her late brother's signature and MO, which Mari finds highly unusual, as she still blames herself for her only sibling's death. Mari encounters an unexpected -- and a very attractive -- ally in Dr. Luke Goodman. Luke couldn't save his fiancĂ©e from the Smiling Killer, but he'll do anything to prevent more murders, even ask for help from the serial killer's sister. Finding a kindred tortured soul in Mari, Luke is determined to keep her alive, but it's not easy to protect the stubborn ex-rebel. To solve the mystery, renew her faith, and find love and redemption, Mari has to face her most dangerous enemy -- herself.

"One of the best Christian romantic suspense novels I've ever read." - JoAnn Durgin, author of Amazon bestselling Christian Contemporary Romance
"I couldn't put it down!" - Caridad Pineiro, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author
Secrets of Rios Azules series: faith, love, murder... and happy ending. Welcome to Rios Azules, a small Texas town where rivers and emotions run deep and he secrets are deadly.
Prequel River of Danger (Jacob and River), Book 1 Color of Danger (Luke and Mari)
Book 2 Taste of Danger (James and Soledad), Book 3 Scent of Danger (Connor and Maya), Book 4 Touch of Danger (Ivan and Julia).
Alexa Verde 
writes sweet, wholesome books about faith, love, and murder. She penned her first literary masterpiece, a rhymed poem, at the ripe age of eight, and since has had 200 short stories, articles, and poems published in the five languages that she speaks. She has bachelor's degrees in English and Spanish, a master's in Russian, and enjoys writing about characters with diverse cultures. She can claim her 15 seconds of Amazon fame with her books climbing to the #1 spot in Hispanic American and #3 in Christian Mystery & Suspense. She's worn the hats of reporter, teacher, translator, model (even one day counts!), caretaker, and secretary, but thinks that the writer's hat suits her the best. After traveling the world and living in both hemispheres, she calls a small town in south Texas home. The latter is an inspiration for the fictional setting of her popular series Secrets of Rios Azules. For giveaways, news, and recipes, please sign up for her newsletter at  

Saturday, February 16, 2019

A Lone Star Romance: Book 2 in The Only Love Series

 She's an expert in Asian art and antiques from Los Angeles sent to an isolated ranch to catalog an important collection. He's a Texas cowboy. Sparks were bound to fly.
Kiki Tam just landed her dream job as an art consultant. After her coworker has a freak accident, she must travel to Texas, alone, to evaluate Mr. Lui's inherited art collection. Reeling from a recent break-up, she's not thinking about romance. When her elusive client sends a rugged, angry cowboy to pick her up at the airport, things get dicey.
The exotic spitfire may be more than cowboys, ranch hands, and Mr. Liu can handle. Will a native Texan be able to tame the independent Kiki? What surprises will she find in the Panhandle? Opposites attract as passions flare in this pulse racing sweet romance.

About Violet Sparks

Violet Sparks pulls from her career in corporate America, her time at a major auction house, and her love of all things girly when penning her romance novels. She won writing contests as a teen and always dreamed of becoming an author. A fan of the arts, Violet created one-of-a-kind gift items, sold in shops throughout Southern California, before raising a family. She met and married the man of her dreams and they now have two young children. Violet has a zeal for vintage costume jewelry, literature, museums, and travel. She writes a blog about her other passions under a pen name.
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Beauty and the Beast (Faerie Tale Collection Book 1)

Beauty and the Beast is the first in a new series of fairy tales for young adult readers. Fans of Disney, fairy tales, and fantasy will love the Faerie Tale Collection by Jenni James.

BOOK DESCRIPTION
A prince by day and a wolf by night—

Prince Alexander has been turned into a werewolf and has one year to find someone to love the beast and break the spell, or he will be a wolf forever. He has nearly given up achieving the impossible, knowing no girl would ever fall in love with such a monster.

Just when he is about to abdicate the throne to his cousin, he meets Cecelia Hammerstein-Smythe, while a wolf, and begins to hope for the first time in months. Can he balance both worlds as a human and beast, gaining the love and trust of a girl who has every reason to despise him?

Cecelia detests the prince. She only knows Alexander as the arrogant monarch—the tyrant who has made her life miserable—though perhaps he's changed right before her eyes. He's not as full of himself as he once was. The prince is gentle now... but then again, so is the beast.

REVIEWS FOR NORTHANGER ALIBI (THE JANE AUSTEN DIARIES), ALSO BY JENNI JAMES:

"Twilight obsessed teens (and their moms) will relate to Claire's longing for the fantastical but will be surprised when they find the hero is even better than a vampire or werewolf. Hilarious, fun and romantic!"
-TwilightMOMS.com

“Stephenie Meyer meets Jane Austen in this humorous, romantic tale of a girl on a mission to find her very own Edward Cullen. I didn't want it to end!"
--Mandy Hubbard, author of Prada & Prejudice

"We often speak of Jane Austen's satiric wit, her social commentary, her invention of the domestic novel. But Jenni James, in this delicious retelling of Northanger Abbey, casts new light on Austen's genius in portraying relationships and the foibles of human nature--in this case, the projection of our literary fantasies onto our daily experience."
--M.M. Bennetts, author of May 1812.

ABOUT AUTHOR JENNI JAMES
Jenni James is the happy mother of seven boisterous children and the author of several book babies that include: Pride & Popularity, Northanger Alibi and Persuaded from The Jane Austen Diaries for teens and Prince Tennyson an inspirational novel. She enjoys writing clean literature for children, teens and adults. Look out for more of her Faerie Tale Collection; Sleeping Beauty and Rumplestiltskin are coming soon!
Jenni James is the busy mother of ten kids (7 hers, 3 her hubby's) and has nearly thirty published book babies. She's an award-winning, best-selling author, who works full-time from home and dreams about magical things and then writes about what she dreams.

Even though she was born in Arizona, went to high school in New Mexico--and loves Mexican food more than anything--she lived so many years in England that when she and her children finally returned home she couldn't for the life of her remember how to speak truly American anymore. She gets teased relentlessly on her British accent and connotations--and there are sometimes altogether where she only speaks like a true Englishman for several hours at time without having any idea until someone points it out. Hence the relentless teasing.

Oddly however, when she returns to Britain and no one can tell she's American, she doesn't mind it one bit. The weather, the rolling green hills, the incredible architecture, the immaculate cottage gardens, the memories, the many lifelong friends and houses and villages she's lived in, the balls/galas/parties she hosted while she was there... it's all a second home to her now and a place that has always and will always capture her heart.

Some of her works include The Jane Austen Diaries (Pride & Popularity, Emmalee, Persuaded...), The Jenni James Faerie Tale Collection (Cinderella, Snow White, Rumplestiltskin, Beauty and the Beast...), the Andy & Annie series for children, Revitalizing Jane: Drowning, My Paranormal Life, Not Cinderella's Type, and the Austen in Love Series.

When she isn't writing up a storm, she is chasing her kids around their new cottage and farm in the tops of the southwestern mountains, entertaining friends at home, or kissing her amazingly hunky hubby. Her life is full of laughter, crazy, and sunshine.


Regency Romance:
The Bluestocking and the Dastardly, Intolerable Scoundrel (2016)
Lord Romney's Exquisite Widow
Lord Atten Meets His Match
My Fair Miss Bentley
The Slighted Wallflower
Miss Holland's Revenge

My Dear Phantom

Austen in Love Series:
My Pride, His Prejudice (2015)
Jane & Bingley (2015)
My Persuasion

The Jane Austen Diaries:
Pride & Popularity (Aug 2011)
Northanger Alibi (Feb 2012)
Persuaded (2012)
Emmalee (2013)
Mansfield Ranch (2014)
Sensible & Sensational (2015)
Sand & Sun
The Wilson's
Queen Sydney

Modern YA Fairy Tales:
Not Cinderella's Type (2016)

Inspirational Middle-Grade Novel:
Prince Tennyson

Jenni James Faerie Tale Collection:
Beauty and the Beast (2012)
Sleeping Beauty (2012)
Rumplestiltskin (2013)
Cinderella (March 2013)
Hansel and Gretel (2013)
Jack and the Beanstalk (2013)
Snow White (2013)
Frog Prince (2013)
Twelve Dancing Princesses (2014)
Rapunzel (2014)
The Little Mermaid (2014)
Peter Pan (2015)
Return to Neverland (2016)
Captain Hook (2016)
Princess and the Pea

Andy & Annie Series for Early Readers:
A Ghost Story (2013)
Greeny Meany (2014)
Principal's Helper

Women's Fiction:
Revitalizing Jane: Drowning (2014)
Swimming
Crawling
Walking
Running
Soaring

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Escape to Gettis…and Love (Love in Gettis Book 1)

Koozie and Dromo are back
Maggie is content with her life as it is. She’s divorced, and makes a good living as a massage therapist in Gettysburg. She is not ready to accept there is an open portal to Viking Ireland in her back yard that is open. Yet when the intruders come through, she is attracted by one man’s aura, Joren. She later finds out that he saved her brother and is a healer, which attracts her even more. Yet she’s been hurt before. Despite her inner fears of commitment, she believes she could be happy with this man.
When the portal is discovered to be open, Joren knows it’s time to go through to Gettis and rescue those children who had been stolen away so many years ago. With permission from the old man, Joren collects his men, the prisoner, and his sword, Singer of Mighty Blood Songs and enters Gettis. His world is rocked. Wonders abound and the children are safe. His mission is now changed. One of the reasons is Maggie. Would she have him?
The evidence of Arndt, an evil man who is pursuing the travelers puts everyone in Gettis at risk. Without alerting the outside world of their portal, can they defeat Arndt and his men, and live happily ever after?
Koozie and Dromo will help them.
Gerri Bowen lives in south central Pennsylvania with her family, a dog, and far too many cats. She writes romance with paranormal and fantasy elements, stories with humor… the impossible… and love. Her stories can be historical, contemporary or Regency set. Always, though, she brings people together in love and they form families. 
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Twitter: @GerriBowen

Where Hearts Meet

 Shattered by the loss of her parents, Deena pours her love into her patients at an assisted living facility. When the son of one her charges starts showing up to spend time with his mother, Deena's wary heart is warmed by his attention to his mother...and to her.

Simon is plagued by his ex-wife's disappearance years before. When he meets Deena, who closely resembles the woman, he fears his attraction is based only on Deena's looks. But she exhibits a warmth his ex-wife never had. Dare he risk his once broken heart?

As two lonely souls pursue a tentative, budding love, secrets and lies come forward to tear them apart. Can Simon and Deena overcome loss and allow their hearts to mend?
Loree Peery
I am thankful my mother read to me, enabling me to read at age four. Life is as hard as it is pleasurable and I love to read stories about true-to-life characters. The desire to write should never be ignored, I am so glad I kept returning to the blank page. I am blessed to live under God's redeeming grace, and to experience Nebraska's sense of place. 
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Twitter: @LoreePeery