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51bpRHv0YXLESCAPE WITH A SCOUNDREL ~FREE

Samantha Delafield is an aristocratic lady turned devious thief. Nicholas Brogan is an ex-pirate with years of sin branded on his soul. Captured by His Majesty’s marshals, the two are on their way to the gallows until they stage a daring escape and run for their lives–shackled together by an iron chain that quickly proves unbreakable. Lost in a remote forest in Staffordshire, the pair of outlaws are forced to work together to survive and quickly find themselves locked in a battle of fierce wills…and fiery passions

51zpJKdYG+L._SY346_A BEAUTIFUL STRANGER ~ BARGAIN $0.99

USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano brings you the first book in her A Family Forever Series.

When Sean Hudson arrives to claim his new daughter, he discovers the adoption hinges on the impossible. Unless he finds a wife immediately, the tiny orphan will be snatched away from him forever. But before Sean can abandon hope, a beautiful stranger proposes a surprising solution—marriage.

Sean swears the love in his heart is only for his soon-to-be daughter. And that is perfect for Nicki Willis, whose restless spirit yearns to have a family for just a while. But the tenderness of Sean’s touch soothes Nicki’s fears as well as little Sona’s. Now Nicki aches to become a family forever… and she refuses to believe she can’t make this dream come true.

51hxawqBZCL._SY346_MAID FOR LOVE ~FREE

She’s a single mom with no patience for a playboy until he proves he’s playing for keeps.

The Gansett Island Series: Book 1
Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island, a place that has brought her only bad memories and ugly rumors. Then she’s knocked off her bike on the way to her housekeeping job at McCarthy’s Resort Hotel by Gansett’s “favorite son,” Mac McCarthy. He’s back in town to help his father with preparations to sell the family resort and has no intention of staying long. When Mac accidentally sends Maddie flying over the handlebars, badly injuring her, he moves in to nurse her back to health and help care for her young son. He soon realizes his plans for a hit-and-run visit to the island are in serious jeopardy, and he just may be “maid” for love.

41QjBmrUPGLONCE UPON A ROMANCE ~ FREE

Christmas. Disney. Romance. No greater magic.

When Sophie’s eight-year-old niece, Ariel, asks Santa Claus for a single wish to honor her mom’s memory, Sophie knows she must grant it. Unfortunately for Sophie, Ariel’s wish is to ride her mom’s favorite ride on Christmas day, and it’s at the last place on earth Sophie wants to visit–Walt Disney World. It will be the first Christmas without her sister, and reliving childhood memories of her best friend is not how she wants to spend her holiday. Sophie’s only desire is to spend Christmas on the slopes with her reliable and stable beau, Darren, who has reluctantly agreed to postpone their trip until the day after Christmas.

But when Sophie runs into a charming stranger, who offers up his extensive Disney knowledge, he instantly becomes her hero. A wave of relief washes over Sophie–he may just be the one to give Ariel the magical experience she desires. And, even though Sophie doesn’t realize it, he may be exactly what she needs too.

Can a bit of Christmas magic help this ruggedly-attractive stranger win Sophie’s heart when she believes it already belongs to Darren? And will Sophie continue to allow her painful past to haunt her, or will she let it go?

 

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Only love can heal a heart betrayed! Family Scandal! Forbidden Love! Ghosts and Curses!

Harriet Burke has been cursed or so says her grandfather. In her youth, a gypsy’s blessing gave Harriet the ability to disregard the boundaries of death. Lord Arthur believes it is total nonsense, but he cannot deny there is no explanation for her knowledge. Haunted by visions of wrongs once done, Harriet fears there will be no escape.

51etu0CfujLTHE SECRET OF THE IRISH CASTLE

1939: Peace has flourished since the Great War ended, but much has changed for the Deverill family as now a new generation is waiting in the wings to make their mark.

When Martha Wallace leaves her home in America to search for her birth mother in Dublin, she never imagines that she will completely lose her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. But more surprises are in store for her after she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, sealing her fate.

Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But just as she begins to feel things are finally going her way, her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. As his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple wonder if he really is who he says he is.

Kitty Deverill has come to accept her life with her husband Robert, and their two children. But then Jack O’Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere.

As long-held secrets come to light, the Deverills will have to heal old wounds and come to terms with the past if they hope to ensure their legacy for the future.

41a9HMKkxALFINDING HOME ~ FREE

A rich tapestry of wit, grit, and humor…

Twenty-four-year old Phoebe Hawley is on a quest to find her family a home. On the road with two siblings, twelve-year-old Maydean and five-year-old Willie-Boy, Phoebe is out of money, out of gas, and out of patience. The only things she owns in abundance are backbone and pride–neither of which she can trade for food or gas.

A collision with Gage Morgan puts Phoebe’s mission in even worse jeopardy–until Phoebe discovers Gage owns the perfect place for her clan. However, she soon discovers that Gage is the unlikeliest man in the universe to offer a helping hand.

Phoebe wields all the country smarts she owns to worm her way into Gage’s heart, but nothing works. With time running against her family, she plies one last inducement–her scarce feminine wiles.

51MJ0WSbeVL._SY346_A DROP OF MAGIC

The war isn’t over . . .

With the world clinging to a fragile peace forced on the Fae by humanity after the Faerie Wars, metalsmith Alex Blackwood is plunged into the world of the half-fae who traffick in illegal magical artifacts. Her best friend’s murder and his cryptic last message place her in the crosshairs of a scheme to reignite the decade-old war between humans and fae.

Worse, violent attacks against her and the arrival of a fae knight on a mission force Alex to face a devastating revelation of who and what she is. To catch a killer, retrieve a dangerous artifact, and stop a war, Alex will have to accept that she’s an unregistered fae “halfer” with a unique magical talent—a talent that would change everything she believes about her past, her art, and her future.

Her world is crumbling around her, and Alex will have to decide who to trust if she and the world are going to survive.

A Drop of Magic is a

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5184yYJzQwLSHUTOUT ~ COMING JANUARY 30

Easton:

Hockey isn’t forever.

The money, excitement, and glory of being a professional hockey player meant more to me than a family, a home, and a forever. Another man has my forever, and I have hockey. I thought making the big bucks and playing against the best in the world would feel better than this. Instead I’m empty and hollow, like a big piece of my heart was hacked off. There’s something missing. Something big. Something I can never get back.

Caroline:

I loved him, but he wasn’t the love of my life. Someone else is.

My husband died too young, too suddenly, too tragically. I was unprepared with no education, no job skills, and no future plans. When a DNA test reveals my twins’ true parentage, I have no choice but to do the right thing. I turn to the one man who’d turned his back on me all those years ago.

I’d been shutout from his life, and I’d shut him out from mine. Can two strangers make a family? Do we have what it takes to forgive and move on?

512b7XHBvZLNOAH ~ COMING MAY 19

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melody Anne continues her sizzling and heartfelt series about billionaire Joseph Anderson’s long-lost nephews.

Salt-of-the-earth navy veteran Noah Anderson is just starting to understand what it means to be exceedingly wealthy. Since he and his four brothers received a huge payout from their long-lost billionaire uncle, they’ve been hard at work building a new veterans center—and hard at play with the lovely ladies in their lives.

Noah, in charge of designing the center, has been mostly focused on work. However, coarchitect Sarah Jennings commands more of his attention all the time. Sparks fly whenever they’re together, but she’s wary—even afraid—of love, and Noah isn’t the biggest fan of commitment.

When they reach a creative roadblock, Noah and Sarah decide to jet across the United States and study the buildings that most influence them. The trip quickly inspires more than just a love of architecture, and with a little help from Uncle Joseph, the reluctant couple gets ever closer to discovering what they’re really looking for.

517cVTFRIXLSAM’S FOLLY ~ COMING February 11

The Midnight Sons ~ Men as Wild and Rugged as The Last Frontier Itself

Five brothers risk their lives to rescue those caught in the death grip of the Alaskan wilderness…and find their hearts in danger of falling for women as tough as the Land of the Midnight Sun.

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The siren call of Alaska’s untamed wilderness, vast mountain ranges, and majestic glaciers draw thrill-seekers from around the globe. But with more unsolved missing person cases than anywhere else in the world, the Alaska Triangle has an ominous reputation. Enter the Midnight Sons, a team that risks their own lives to rescue those in peril.

Being a hero isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, though. The pay sucks, as does the fact that the team leaders have to be ready to spring into action 24/7, 365 days a year–a lifestyle not conducive to a healthy love life. Worse, while the brothers are experts in their individual fields, they each harbor inner demons and secrets that threaten to tear their family apart… and jeopardize any chance of finding the women who could complete them.

Book One: Sam’s Folly

When a bigwig fight promoter needs someone to search for his missing fiancée, he hires expert tracker Sam Belgarde and his search dogs. Sam is more than a little reluctant. His family’s company, Search and Rescue Alaska, is in financial trouble, though, so if searching for a spoiled socialite will save it, then he’s willing to break the rules–just this once.

After witnessing a murder, Nora Molina needs to get away–fast–and her best hope to escape without her passport is Alaska. A native of Argentina, Nora’s accustomed to harsh winters and high elevation, so she gets more than a little irritated when some tracker thinks she needs rescuing. Even if he is get-out sexy. And even if he’s the guy she stood up before leaving town. It’s going to be a long few days.

When an unexpected storm rolls in, Sam and Nora find themselves in each other’s arms–to keep warm. Things get a little too hot when it’s clear someone wants the two of them to stay lost–permanently.

51JCy2DYCWLTHE TRYSTING PLACE ~ COMING February 4

Eight years ago, Felicity, Lady Wren, married a wealthy older man in order to save her family from financial ruin. Now, widowed and free again, she yearns to experience all the bright pleasures of a busy social life with the ton. She longs for romance at last and a new marriage to someone young, handsome, and charming. She fixes her interest upon a charismatic lord with a rakish reputation and dreams of changing him.

Tom Russell, childhood friend of Felicity’s, has never forgotten the passion that flared between them all too briefly before she chose Wren instead of him. But when she turns to him for support in her search for a new husband, he puts his own feelings aside in order to be the friend she needs. Even when she enlists his aid in making her lord jealous, he goes along with her scheme.

Tom is perhaps too selfless and good-natured for his own good. And Felicity is perhaps too much in denial about her true feelings for her dearest friend.

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51Ds1ruPJ8L._SX342_LADY BE BAD

The Lady Was Determined to Get Her Man and Answers

When the invitation arrived, Marlayna O’Brian was stunned. There was her ex-husband’s name attached to both an engagement announcement and the opening of Kingman Castle, Jorstadt Island, in the St. Lawrence.

Noah Drake walked out of her life without a word – just divorce papers. She wanted answers and he was the only man who could provide them.

When Marlayna RSVP’d she had only one aim in mind: to be in Noah’s arms again – no matter what she had to do to get there.

She gave him fair warning: “Seduction is the plan for today. Keep on your toes, Mr. Drake. You never know when or where I’m going to strike!”

5118LWzlmWL._SX342_MOON SHELL BEACH

Best friends Lexi Laney and Clare Hart shared idyllic girlish adventures all over Nantucket Island, spending much of their time at their secret hideaway, Moon Shell Beach, a magical place where they remade the world.

But when Lexi eloped to a life of luxury at age 19, she left behind a broken friendship with Clare and resentment from nearly everyone else. Now Lexi has returned to Nantucket after 11 years and a bitter divorce.

Clare, a chocolatier living at home with her widowed father and dating a gorgeous carpenter, finds forgiving and forgetting more difficult than she ever imagined. In the less innocent world of adult men and women, awash in failed loves and romantic disappointment, the estranged soul mates struggle to recapture the feelings of bliss that came so easily to them as children.

As an emotional tempest sweeps the vibrant, tight-knit island community, Nancy Thayer’s irresistible and deeply moving novel deftly explores the evolution of a lifelong friendship, the power of forgiveness, and the rewards of believing in miracles.

 

61qIP+SL3pL._AA300_BELLE OF CHARLESTON

Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon, here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country’s most turbulent times.

Belle of Charleston, Book One

In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been Antebellum Charleston for over 100 years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned – loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God, and family. It was the tie that binds until their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman – Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomery cousins until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

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In the second book in number-one New York Times best-selling author Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, tempers – and temperatures – are rising!

A mercenary in magic-torn Atlanta who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels has seen it all – and some things she couldn’t even have imagined. Normally, waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow like an ocean current. But once every seven years, a paranormal flare comes and brings magic like a tidal wave. Now Kate faces problems on a much bigger scale: a divine one.

When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta’s paramilitary organization of shapeshifters, she quickly realizes the stakes. During a flare, gods and goddesses can manifest and battle for power. The stolen maps are only the first contest in an epic tug-of-war between two gods hoping for rebirth. And if Kate can’t stop their cataclysmic showdown, the city may

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Romance writers and readers love Happily Ever After. 

We write stories with alpha males and strong women who find their soulmates for their HEA. Most of our heros are rich and powerful. We weave a fantasy to let the reader escape reality for a moment. More importantly, we try to make every woman…and man feel their is someone special out there for them.

Our imagination soars when it comes to the British royals. Historical romances are filled with the aristocrats of England. Romance writers have used princes, dukes, earls, and viscounts for years, making them the heros that the heroines yearn for. But remember, we write fantasy.

In reality for us Americans, there was a little thing called the American Revolution. We Americans fought for the right that anyone, no matter their birth, could make their own path in the world. We don’t fully understand the Royal Family of England. Sure, we get up early to watch every royal wedding on TV. Sure, we go ga-ga over every royal baby picture. But its not personal to us. We are appalled by the scandal that Prince Andrew brought on the House of Windsor, but not anymore than we are by anyone connected to Jeffrey Epstein. We don’t feel the shock of Prince Andrew’s association with the monster.

As long as I can remember, tabloids have followed royalty. It sells. When I was a little girl, my grandmother would buy every magazine with Princess Grace of Monaco in it. I’m the same. I keep up with what’s going on with the royals. The way I looked at them changed when Princess Diana got engaged to Prince Charles. Honestly, my first thought was that poor thing has to wake up every morning to those ears. Diana looked so innocent, so viriginal. (Just a little tid-bit, did you know that Romance novelist, Barbara Cartland, was related to Princess Diana by marriage?) Diana was according to the papers a virgin because before she become Prince Charles’ wife, she had to be checked by a doctor to make sure she had never been with a man before. Now, I don’t know if that’s true. It was just something I remember reading at the time. I do remember watching the wedding. Diana looked so beautiful and happy. We all know how that ended. You can probably tell that Prince Charles isn’t my favorite royal. I don’t see how anyone could treat his wife in the manner he did. A gentleman? Not in my eyes. Remember ‘Tampongate’. Who talks like that? It was disgusting. What makes it worse to me is that he never loved Diana. Prince Charles was doing what he was instructed to do by the ‘crown.’ Marry a virgin of acceptable lineage. At the time, he wasn’t allowed to marry a commoner…you know the ones that aren’t born into privilege. Now, I will say I don’t know what would have happened had he been allowed to marry who he wanted from the beginning, but the way he treated Diana was unforgivable.

Because of Diana, the Royals have changed. We have seen Prince William marry the person of his choosing. Prince William has grown up in the public eye and has emerged as someone that the public can look up to. He has brought back the dignity that the Crown demands…along with his brother, Prince Harry. Prince Harry has been known for his charities and goodwill.

Which brings us back to Harry and Meghan. According to the headlines, he has resigned from being a senior member of royalty. What do I think of that? I think I need to write a romance using Harry as the hero.

As an American, I admire his choice because as being a royal he never had one. He’s not complaining about being born into wealth and privilege. What he is saying that he wants to make his own way. This is not a crisis. What was he? Like seventh in line for the throne. He’s not hurting anyone. He’s choosing to live his life on his own terms.

I’m just going to say—what does the monarchy want? For Harry, to always be in the background of his brother…always putting the needs of Will and Kate before his own family. I don’t think Harry is quitting his family. It’s just time for him to leave the nest so to speak and become the man he wants to be: a loving husband and father.

The consequences of his choice are his, but I personally don’t think he’s making a mistake. I love Meghan. (Yes, I watched her in Suits.) If they do move to Canada, I don’t think that’s a mistake. I have visited Canada a few times. Last year, my daughter and I stayed a week in Nova Scotia. It was just lovely and the people were so kind. Why is living in Canada taboo for a Royal? Isn’t Canada part of their commonwealth?

Love is a voice that echoes in all our hearts. Harry is listening to his.

Harry and Meghan’s happily ever after starts now!

 

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Declan Forbes has always been the black sheep in the family, and he likes it that way. The less people liked him, the less drama he had to deal with. But the thing about being a loner was a person might find themselves . . . lonely.

Working for the FBI, Declan liked his world the way it was, even if something was missing. He’d also take a bullet in the gut before admitting anything was wrong. Something was off, though, because from the moment he meets Angela he’s a goner. She’s in the midst of the case he’s been trying to crack for the past few years now, but he’s not exactly sure how she’s involved and she isn’t talking. One thing Declan has learned in his years in the Marines and the FBI, though, is how to get a person to talk. It could even be . . . fun.

51OmtI14noLHEALING CHAY

From USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano

All Chay Makwa wants is solitude so he can conquer these tormenting nightmares, yet he can’t ignore the soft sobs of a woman in the woods near his cabin. The stranger with hair as pale as moonlight and secrets in her eyes is in need of a shoulder to cry on. But after a kiss meant to soothe turns passionate, she is gone.

Tori Landing has heard of Chay, but they’d never met before the night by the lake when the grief over her sister’s senseless death overwhelmed her. Tori steers clear of relationships for a very good reason and feels putting the security of others before her own happiness will amend her past failings. But the appeal of the brooding Native American is stronger than her determination to remain single and unencumbered.

Is Tori the one woman who can bring Chay peace… and can he teach her to trust in love?

51n-Z2MmuwL._SY346_A FAMILY AFFAIR: THE DECISION

Nate Desantro is a born leader who believes in family, honor, and protecting what’s his. He minds his own business and expects others to do the same. When New York City businessman Grayson Westfield arrives in Magdalena asking questions about him, Nate’s determined to find out why.

Grayson Westfield is on a mission to uncover the relationship between his wealthy cousin and Miriam Desantro, a woman he’s never heard of before. Big money ties these women together, but for a numbers man with a talent for puzzles, he never sees the truth until it’s too late. This small town will present other surprises that confuse and challenge Grayson—namely, the beautiful and mysterious Audrey Fairlayne. No woman has ever worked through his defenses with such clarity and disregard for “boundaries” and that could pose a huge problem.

Audrey Fairlayne suffered more than a broken heart when her husband and baby died three years ago. She lost her dreams and belief in happily-ever-after and has vowed never to open her heart again. But Grayson Westfield isn’t like any man she’s ever known, and the attraction is too deep to ignore and impossible to avoid.

When Audrey withholds a critical truth from Grayson, the couple will face a challenge that only someone as strong and determined as Nate Desantro can help fix. Don’t miss this engaging tale of heartache, redemption, and second chances as the town steps in to see this couple find their happily-ever-after and Nate learns the true meaning of forgiveness.

51zgKgy92zLMARRIED TO THE TEXAN

Captivating chance encounters, sizzling second chances, unforgettable attraction

3 full-length heartwarming romances plus one bonus short story from USA Today Bestselling Author Jacquie Biggar
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