Monday, April 30, 2018

Providence: Hannah's Journey (Tribes of Israel)

 As the sole daughter of the chief priest, Hannah is publicly shamed when the prophet of Israel refuses to heal her. Determined to restore her family's honor, she escapes Jerusalem in hopes of finding the prophet and convincing him to restore her deformities. Gilead, a young Hebrew guard sympathetic to her plight, willingly accompanies her. On their way, they are captured by a band of raiders and Hannah is forced to serve in the household of the commander of the Aramean army, an officer who is in need of healing himself. Meanwhile, Gilead is being used as sword practice for the Aramean soldiers. Hannah must act fast to save Gilead and herself, but survival will mean coaxing the prophet of Israel to heal an enemy commander.
Barbara M. Britton was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but currently lives in Wisconsin and loves the snow—when it accumulates under three inches. She writes romantic adventures for teens and adults. Barb has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Wisconsin Romance Writers of America, Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. You can visit Barb online at www. barbarambritton.com or follow her on Facebook and twitter. 
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Breathless

Lydia Frederickson is afraid to answer her telephone. Widowed and alone, she only wants to get through another anniversary of her husband’s death without falling to pieces, but a stalker isn’t making that goal easy. The disturbing calls are becoming increasingly personal and threatening, and everyone who knows her is suspect. The only person she knows isn’t making the calls is her new ponytailed, tattooed—and breathtakingly handsome— minister, Matthew Winters.

Former narcotics agent-turned-minister Matthew Winters knows he’s not what the town expected in their new pastor, but he’s up for the challenge. What he doesn’t expect is the sudden attraction he feels for parishioner Lydia Frederickson. When he discovers she’s the victim of a stalker, he feels God’s intervention has led him—both a cop and a preacher—to her. Matthew knows he’s falling for the beautiful widow, but a secret from his past may undermine their future.
Kathryn J. Bain is an award-winning author of Christian, mystery, and suspense, including the Lincolnville Mystery series and KT Morgan short suspense series.

Ms. Bain has garnered several awards, including First Place for Short Suspense in the IDA (Independent Digital Awards), two Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Awards and a First Place Royal Palm Literary Award for Inspirational Fiction.

A past President of Florida Sisters in Crime and Public Relations Director for Ancient City Romance Authors, Kathryn enjoys doing talks and teaching about writing.

Kathryn has also been a paralegal for over twenty years and works for an attorney who specializes in elder law.

If you would like to join her newsletter to receive information on upcoming books/giveaways/contests, please sign up at http://eepurl.com/bzOpBX. 
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Mardan's Mark: Mardan's Mark Epic Fantasy Adventure Series

Death is not their deepest fear.

Epic Fantasy Adventure Series

Abducted by pirates and taken behind enemy lines across the Great Gulf, Princess Srilani is determined to save her sisters and younger brother, the crown prince, from captivity.
She convinces their caretaker, Aldan, and his brother slaves to share the perilous journey home. This ragtag group of unlikely heroes sets out on a quest — pursued by cutthroat pirates, merciless priests, and marauding soldiers — to return the heir to his kingdom before war breaks out.
In this epic adventure fantasy, Srilani and Aldan risk everything to save a prince and a nation, discovering along the way that death is not their deepest fear.

Mardan’s Mark is the award-winning first book in the Mardan’s Mark series.

Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life's difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.

Once upon a time, Kathrese worked as a systems engineer for EDS and various oil and gas companies. After that, she taught Reading and ESL at the middle school level. These days, she edits fiction, home schools her children, and turns a blind eye to the feral dust bunnies lurking beneath her desk.
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TIME RESCUE: Time Travel University Book One


True love was ripped from his grasp . . . is Peter’s Faith dead?
1. The Council of Time has been destroyed.
2. Time Travelers are being hunted like wild animals.
3. A mysterious young lady from Peter's future, offers the only possibility of finding Faith once again..
Time Travel in the future has no safety net . . . There is no database for things that have not happened yet.
Join Peter, Zoe, and Lini as they jump into the future and work their way backwards . . . and correct a time line that has yet to be written.
My name is Tedric Garrison. Because I am also a photographer,
I tend to write visually. Because I have endured many personal
trials, I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. Because I am a
Father, I tend to remember family values. Because I have been
blessed, I give credit where credit is due. Because of all these
things . . . I hope to become your next favorite author.
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Friday, April 27, 2018

Abaddyon

 Abaddyon is a fast-paced, Christian, apocalyptic urban fantasy/science fiction romance thriller that takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah and St. Louis, Missouri.  On a sleepy Sunday morning, the local populations are oblivious to ominous events that have occurred on the other side of the globe.  Sacred Biblical artifacts were stolen from a sacred shrine, and are about to unleash devastating effects on their future and the other surviving members on earth.
FBI Special Agent Alan O'Brian, a recent transplant to Salt Lake City, is unwittingly thrust into a chaotic survival scene as the city suffers massive destruction and calamity.  The chain of events are incomprehensible, but with the aid of a rookie FBI agent and a comical Lutheran pastor, Alan attempts to reconcile and resolve the devolving situation.
Emily Cannon is a young housewife residing in a Northern suburb of Salt Lake City.  Her perfect, protected life and religious commitment to the predominant religion is vanquished by the devastating earthquakes that rock the city.   The earthquakes are not her only obstacles; her children have vanished, and the unfathomable seismic events have revealed hidden community secrets Emily could have never imagined.
All hope seems lost when Abaddyon and his legion of angels surface from the depths of hell to claim the condemned souls of the survivors.  Alan and his team of improbable characters must locate and consecrate the unprecedented artifacts in order to reverse the disaster. Battling nature’s fury and formidable hellish creatures, their task is a daunting race against time, and individual spiritual awakenings.
Larry Shackelford
was raised in southwest Missouri where he received his college degree, but he received his education after he graduated and began working in a maximum-security federal prison. After spending two years behind bars, he continued his law enforcement career as a criminal investigator, residing and working in eight states and two foreign countries. Larry retired from law enforcement after twenty-five years of service and resides in Salt Lake City with his wife and cat. 
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Second Chances for Trampled Hearts: Book 1 in the Bear Creek Saddle Series

A handsome rancher who lost his faith along with his young wife…
A waitress, abandoned by her cheating ex, and looking for a fresh start…

Allie Crawford buys half-ownership of the cowboy’s diner in the small mountain town of Bear Creek Saddle, Idaho. It’s all she can afford, and it’s about as far from Miami as she can get. Will it be far enough?
“Big Bad Bill” inherited the town’s infamous old diner from his great-uncle, who insisted it stay in the family. Bill knows cattle, not the restaurant business—so he’ll foot the bill to get it going again, and let the woman champing at the bit for her own restaurant handle running it.
Then Allie needs his help with renovations, and Bill finds he can’t stay away, after all.
Neither expects the friendship that blooms between them. But even beautiful evergreen trees and soaring mountain peaks can’t soothe the pain of betrayal and loss.
Faith may be the only thing big enough to heal their trampled hearts, and give them both a second chance at love…
Second Chances for Trampled Hearts is New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers’
first inspirational romance writing as Shoshanna Gabriel.
Author Shoshanna Gabriel (aka Shoshanna Evers)
Wait, what happened? Why?
A note from Shoshanna:
After over five years as a published erotic romance author, I am saying goodbye to that genre, and with it, the name I spent so long building up with my “Sexily *EVERS* After” books. I made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, and it made being Shoshanna Evers uncomfortable for me, because I feel like I am no longer the same person who wrote those sexy books.
Now I want to write romance novels that also include a faith element. To write about people changing completely when God enters their lives, just as my life has changed.
I’m going to move forward with my career openly—no denying that I wrote as Shoshanna Evers—and let the fact that I used to be a hard-core Jewish erotica author and am now a Christian inspirational romance author be my testimony that God can change people’s lives completely.
So I will be writing these new inspirational romances as Shoshanna Gabriel, and I hope you, my readers and my friends, stick with me!
While there is no secret that Shoshanna used to write naughty books, the new name is a way to ensure readers won’t pick up an Evers book thinking it’s a Gabriel book by accident. That’s because the Shoshanna Gabriel books will be written with the Christian reader in mind, without profanity or gratuitous content. The new books will have Christian themes and faith-based stories along with the romance!
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A Dog Named Derf

 Derf has a mission. He wants to share with everyone, young and old, how a loving Creator along with the Holy Spirit rescued him as a puppy and gave him a wonderful life.
He was blessed with a loving home and two wonderful human parents, an extended human family and five cats.
With Daddy Ralph, his parent, and best friend. Derf spends twelve short years enjoying fellowship, going on adventures and watching over those they loved
Allow Derf to tell his amazing story of salvation, love, overcoming trials and learning not to fear even death and loss.
Raven H. Price
 is a Christian fiction writer who uses romance mixed with fantasy and supernatural events to intrigue her readers. She also enjoys devoting her time inspiring and encouraging people to believe in themselves and trusting in a loving God.
She is happily married to her husband, Ralph W. Price, III, and they live in Leesburg, Georgia with a large dog and four cats. Since she is a cat lover, her Twitter handle is ‘roaringpurr.’ Her Facebook author page @Roaringpurr, is devoted not only to her books but as an outlet to encourage love, respect, and acceptance for all mankind.
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Shadowed (Sins of the Past Collection): An Alaskan Courage Novella

 Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young Alaskan fisherman nets the body of a Russian open water swimming competitor. Another swimmer, who'd been the dead woman's roommate years ago, is pulled into the search for answers as it grows more and more clear that something sinister is at play.
Dani Pettrey
 is a wife, homeschooling mom and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves–the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of one’s faith and plenty of romance. She’s a huge fan of dark chocolate, is always in search of the best iced mocha and her dream is to one day own a little cottage on a remote stretch of beach. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters. 
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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/
To join her historical romance mailing list for news on sales, freebies, and new releases, go to: https://tinyurl.com/y7vofvyq
For her fantasy blog, go to https://childofyden.wordpress.com/

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Gateway: (Part One of the Gateway Series- 2nd Edition)

Every Thursday...it happens. Something sinister and reeking of sulfur enters the home of single mother, Grace Rodriguez. It enters through a portal...a gateway. It kidnaps her eldest son taking him into its dimension...gone! Meanwhile, a popular journalist, Aiden Jenson, is beginning a new assignment, and he will clash worlds with this malevolent creature to get the story. As Aiden investigates, there's one thing he wasn't expecting being around a family. He's beginning to care for more than just his impending deadline. When all of Grace's children are stolen, she and Aiden know they have but one chance and one chance only. The only way to save the children or have them forever lost in the creature's dimension, is to enter....the GATEWAY. It's a nail biting, paranormal, supernatural thriller that will send chills up your spine and make the hairs on the back your neck stand up. Will they make it out alive or will they be lost forever? A supernatural, paranormal fantasy adventure!! Blessings readers!
Reverend Aimée Marie Bejarano 
is a Christian Author of inspirational, historical fiction, paranormal, science fiction, horror and urban fantasy novels. She's a country girl living in the great state of Texas.
Aimée's a musician and has worked with the youth for years. When she isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and playing with her four-legged kids or caring for her small fowl flock. Her inspiration and passion comes from the Lord. She delves into good books, movies and things of the supernatural and paranormal. She enlightens people to what God's word (The Bible) says regarding the controversial subjects. On cool evenings, she loves taking leisure walks and adores thunderstorms. Aimee suffers from several diseases yet continues pressing on. Writing is not only a calling, but a means to fly away into the world of her imagination.
Aimée began writing at the age of 16 when home schooled. A simple creative writing assignment turned into a book.
Aimée is an ordained Reverend and loves the youth. She welcomes prayer requests.
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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 fiancée 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  

Chasing Paradise (A Paradise Novel Book 1)

Forbidden Love
Paul Fischer's a plain man with big dreams and an even bigger problem—gaining his uncle's approval. He's just settled on how to accomplish that while maintaining loyalty to his family and heritage, when a beautiful Englischer shows up threatening to defeat all his efforts.
A romantic relationship with Rachel is forbidden and he soon discovers it will take more than simply guarding his heart. The more time he spends with her, the more he wants to overcome every obstacle that's keeping them apart.
Rachel Adam's home was once filled with happiness. It now occupies only painful memories. Even still, she never dreamed she'd have to leave Florida. She's determined to return, until an unlikely attraction brightens her outlook. Drawn to Paul like a butterfly to a flower, she begins to imagine a future in Paradise. A future very different from her life-long plans. A future only Paul has the power to rewrite ... unless a devious plot destroys it first.
Chasing Paradise is a story rich in emotion that beautifully portrays love and loss and confronts the difficult question—How far would you go to protect the one you love?
Cindy Patterson 
believes in life changing fiction and happily ever afters that start with Jesus. Her passions include Jesus, her husband, and her family. She's an ordinary girl wanting to do extraordinary things for Christ. In her stories, she loves to give glimpses of how God can use brokenness and make them whole. Her favorite pastimes are watching her son play baseball and watching her daughter dance. She reads a lot, drinks too much coffee, and wishes she had more time to write. Author of Chasing Paradise and Broken Butterfly, she loves to connect with her readers.
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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

Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjennijames
Twtter: @Jenni_James
Email me at: authorjennijames@gmail.com
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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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Fall Again: Beginnings: An Unrealized Romance (Volume 1)

 A Classic Love Story
"This is not a modern romance novel, it is
something more - a love story. A love story that weaves us into the
lives of the characters until we don't want to leave their world, a love
story that engages us to cry at their fictional pain and laugh at their
triumphs."  -Amazon Review 
"I could truly not wait to continue a chapter and plunge myself
whole heartedly back into these characters lives. The situations are
real. The triumphs are great. The disappointments stingingly real." -Amazon Review 

Lauren Phillips wants one thing: to be a working actor in New York City. That's her focus. Her work schedule leaves little room for anything else. Juggling several part-time jobs and building a career don't lend themselves to building close relationships. That is until she meets the man who changes everything.

Marc Guiro is a working acting. His career is progressing well, but his longtime relationship isn't making his life easy. His girlfriend wants marriage and a "traditional" lifestyle. He likes things the way they are, unfettered and relatively uncomplicated. But when he meets a beautiful fellow actor, the safe place he thought his heart was in is turned in another direction.

Decorum dictates they remain friends. Days turn into weeks. Weeks turn into months of denying their true feelings. As their careers grow, so too does their desire for each other. How hard are they willing to fight to keep the façade, or how long until the dam breaks and their love for each other takes control?
Book 1 of a series.

"A touching read that will keep you rooting for true love, and eager to see what happens next!"-Amazon Review
Donna Figueroa

 is an actor living and working in Los Angeles CA where she has worked on stage and on the big and small screens. Her credits include several television commercials and voiceovers for animation, commercials and industrial projects. She is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston MA where she majored in Dramatic Arts and Speech. 

Donna is a producer and performer at Story Salon, Los Angeles’s longest running storytelling venue where she has developed and performed three one person shows. 

She is an athletic shopper always in search of the ultimate bargain.

Donna lives in the Hollywood with her husband writer/comedian Tony Figueroa, and their three neurotic cats.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Saylor on the Seashore

Inspired by true events.
Saylor is a young seagull who is often motivated by his tummy rather than his wits, but living on the Florida Panhandle is dangerous. With fishermen everywhere, a little seagull must rely on what he has been taught to survive. That is, until lunchtime, when Saylor forgets all the warnings his friends have given him. When he finds himself in serious trouble, his friends set out to help. Come to the seashore and cheer them on.
Tonya Calvert 
enjoys writing children's stories, short stories and creating watercolor art. She finds inspiration all around her, especially on nature walks and at her favorite destination, the Florida Gulf Coast. She has a BS from Columbus State University and a JD from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. She paused her legal career to homeschool her children and has never looked back. She's been married to her high school sweetheart for 24 years. They live a blessed life in the Deep South with their 3 boys
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Twitter: @CalvertTonya

Kara's Quest (The Nephilim Book 1)

Run, is all Kara Ravencloud can think about as she sprints through a field of corn. Someone is after her, but Kara has no clue as to who. This is the dream she has night after night. Is this a warning of some kind?

In the small town Kara lives in, quests are being given to children who are becoming. Kara isn't quite sure what that means until it happens to her. The elders give Kara a quest that sets her up for failure. Who wants the Ravencloud family banished from the colony and why?
I am the proud grand-daughter of a pastor and have had the pleasure of learning about God at an early age. I am a Christian author who enjoys writing various genres in the Christian genre. My love of reading and writing led me to begin writing for the enjoyment of others. I am thankful for the many creative writing classes I had back in elementary school.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

Brides Of The Coloma Gold Rush Box Set: A Clean Historical Mail Order Bride Series



In 1850, the town of Coloma, California may be a dream come true for those panning for gold, but will the men in town be as lucky when they search for true love? Find out in Charity Phillips' Brides Of The Coloma Gold Rush series! This collection includes the following four sweet mail order bride romances:

A Mail Order Bride For Daniel: Daniel Bishop is a handsome and kind miner of coal and gold. Though his work is thrilling and he has made a fortune in gold, there is one thing he is desperately missing: a wife with which to share both his life and riches. He has been writing letters to a sweet and feisty young woman named Hannah James, a jewelry store clerk in New York, and she is eager to join him out West. Problems arise when Hannah raises her desire to continue selling jewelry as she had back East. Daniel, out of concern for her safety, initially tries to discourage her due to the fact that the town is known for its history of run-ins with bandits. One day, while Daniel is away working, Hannah attempts to go mining on her own, and due to her lack of experience, she finds herself lost in a deep, dark cave. Will Daniel be able to save his new bride from danger, and if so, how can he ensure her safety while helping her fulfill her lifelong dreams?

A Mail Order Bride For Franklin: Sheriff Franklin McQueen and his son, Geoffrey, work tirelessly to keep the town safe from bandits. A few years prior, Franklin’s beloved wife, Gladys, passed away; now, the sheriff longs for a new wife on which to bestow his love and care–and with which he can better run his jail house. After placing an advertisement in the newspaper for a mail order bride, he begins corresponding with a young woman named Miss Louise Winchester. When she arrives, however, she feels overwhelmed and out of her depth while helping in the jail house, and comes to believe that she may not be the right sort of woman for Franklin after all. When she finally begins to feel at ease, it turns out that one of the bandits has it in for her. Can Franklin keep his new bride safe from harm?

A Mail Order Bride For Benjamin: Upon being released from jail on account of his good behavior, Benjamin Pickett is ready to start a new life and set up roots in the town of Coloma. The former bandit has begun to form a friendship with Franklin, the town sheriff, who warns him that although he is reformed in the eyes of the law, that the townsfolk may still be wary of him.
With Franklin’s help, Benjamin acquires a job at the neighboring lumber mill, and after gaining the trust of his new boss and his fellow workers, he is given a chance to build the home of his dreams. He longs for a wife to share his life with and places an advertisement in the newspaper, and before long, he is sending a ticket for Miss Maybelle Fields to travel from Maryland to join him. Only one problem remains. How can he propose to Maybelle until he has confessed the truth about his past?

A Mail Order Bride For Thomas: Thomas Cooke, the head supervisor at the lumber mill, watches his coworkers return home every day to their loving wives and begins to desperately long for a wife of his own. There aren’t many women living in town who aren’t already spoken for, however, so he decides to place an advertisement for a mail order bride. When a charming cook named Violet Pringle arrives, it seems as though they were made for each other, cut from the same piece of dough, as Violet likes to think. Just days after their wedding, while Thomas is away at the mill, a fire breaks out in town. To his dismay, he learns that the flames are in fact coming from his home. Will Violet, the love of his life, be spared? Will the flames devour the home he built with his very hands?

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Amazon Bestselling author Charity Phillips grew up on a farm in Cherokee County, North Carolina and fell in love with caring for horses at an early age. She currently lives just a few miles from that gorgeous farm with her loving husband of twelve years and their three beautiful daughters. When Charity isn't dreaming up her next clean historical western romance story, she's usually tending to her garden or baking delicious treats for her family. 
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Masquerade 'Til Midnight (Love at Midnight Book 1)

Olivia Davenport attends the most exciting ball of the year~ a masquerade~ and meets a masked man who won't leave her side for a moment.
He dances divinely and says the most outlandish, romantic things that leave her heart racing.
Who is he, and will the magic end at the stroke of midnight?
This is a Christian romance of approximately 100 pages.
Felicia Mires 
began her writing career years ago when she became bored with what she found available in the Christian Fiction market. Hoping to entertain herself and provide inspiration to other Christians, she wrote her first novel, Diamonds are for Eden. Since that time, she has written more than 20 Christian novels (all with a bit of romance), even becoming a finalist in the ACFW competition. Along the way, she has judged multiple writing contests, edited scores of books for other writers, and discovered a wealth of fascinating Christian fiction.

But, God did not create man, or woman, for books alone. Thankfully, there is relationship. Felicia has been married for over 25 years to Gene Mires, from whom she gains a plethora of hilarious and creative ideas. Felicia and Gene have three incredible children, three dogs who think they're children, and a cat who torments the dogs. Ahh, the drama...and unending plot ideas.

Life is full of relationship. If you need a bit of inspiration or encouragement, try Christian Fiction by Felicia Mires. 

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Broken Butterfly (A Paradise Novel Book 2)

 A Sweet & Clean, Inspirational Romance 
Mallory Scott trusts no one. At twenty-two, she's in a battle for her life. Living in a women's shelter after finally escaping an abusive relationship, the only thing Mallory is focused on is staying safe. But when he finds her again, Mallory must flee the shelter in the middle of the night and rely on the kindness of a stranger to help her create a new life for herself in Paradise, Pennsylvania, far away from everything she knows.
Eric Matthews has what every man wants: a successful job and beautiful new girlfriend. Unfortunately, it seems he is living for everyone else but himself. But when chance leads a mysterious woman to appear in his life, his world is suddenly thrown off its axis. Mallory wants nothing to do with him, and he is determined to find out why. Attracted to the one man she thinks she can never have, Mallory battles with her heart's deepest desires. Her barriers slowly break down until jealousy flares--revealing her haunted past. As destiny remains just within reach, only time will tell if a shocking scheme will separate Mallory and Eric forever.
In this compelling inspirational romance, the past intertwines with the present as a woman searches for the truth that will finally set her free.
Cindy Patterson 

believes in life-changing fiction and happily ever after that start with Jesus. Her passions include Jesus, her husband, and her family. She's an ordinary girl wanting to do extraordinary things for Christ. 
A Reader's Favorite, award-winning author, Cindy believes in captivating romance and happy endings. In her stories, she loves to give glimpses of how God can use brokenness and make them whole. Her favorite pastimes are watching her son play baseball and watching her daughter dance. She reads a lot, drinks too much coffee, and wishes she had more time to write. Author of Chasing Paradise and Broken Butterfly, she loves to connect with her readers and you can find her at

Website: cindypattersonbks.com 
Twitter: @cpattersonbks