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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.

BONUS: Included with this e-book is the first chapter of Strangers Like Us, Reunion Gap Book 1.
When the son of the man who lost everything falls in love with the daughter of the man who stole it all, there can only be heartache ahead.

pro_pbid_4496700A WHOLE NEW DUKE

The Dark Duke they call him.

And he certainly matches up to his name. From his looks to his constantly furrowed brow, Miss Beatrice Edgerton is under no illusions as to the status of their arranged marriage.

It will be very much one of convenience. With him conveniently providing the title her family so desperately wants and her family bringing in plenty of money for his dilapidated home. She is simply grateful he is younger than her first husband.

Lord Morton, Duke of Hartwich, is only a little perturbed by the vibrant Beatrice. After all, he sets her straight from the very first day of their marriage–this is one of mutual benefit. In one way only. She can expect no affection or romance from him.

Because, frankly, he is incapable of such things. Being a one-legged duke with a slightly dark past brings enough challenges without him having to worry about a wife too. His days of concern for anyone are long gone.

Unfortunately, It is not only the duke’s dark demeanor she has to deal with. Someone is trying to cause trouble for them but they cannot fathom who or why.

Bea is determined to make the best of the situation, even whilst spending Christmas with the duke alone in the eerie Hartwich Hall. Why, perhaps she might even be able to change the duke’s mind about their relationship.

Especially after they share a fiery kiss…or three…

If you love Regency romance with some heat, brooding dukes, and an arranged marriage at Christmas, be sure to get your copy today!

519oJusPKrLCHRISTMAS IN SEATTLE

As a college football star and a waitress fight off cold and loneliness through one hot holiday break, a passion begins that may carry them all the way into the pros.

Previously published as Christmas Break

Aubrey:
I’m not going home for Christmas because I’m escaping my past as a party girl and biker chick. I was planning on spending Christmas break alone until my secret crush walks into the deserted pub where I’m tending bar.

Braxton:
I’m not spending Christmas with family, and loneliness drives me to a bar near campus where I find tough-girl Aubrey mixing drinks and serving smartass comments. After one look, I know I won’t be spending my Christmas alone. A mysterious and devastating text message along with a burnt hamburger lead to dinner out, while a snow storm leads to a night a passion.

51j1lbIK1BLA KISS AT MIDNIGHT

In a dystopian world of fog…

…darkness and danger bows to the world leaders of their respective paranormal emperors.

Vampires walk amongst us. Dragons fly through the sky. Wizards and fairies brush shoulders with us on the train.

For immortal witch, Leia Grant, hiding in the shadows is her only way of survival. She’s looked pure evil in the eyes once before, and served as his slave for nearly a century.

Now, as an ancient foe searches for her, her fate may rest in the hands of three handsome supernatural warriors, and perhaps the immeasurable power she’s been denying all of her life.

Join New York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee writing as Aurora Dawn on a thrilling paranormal romance where dark fantasy and magic combine for a supernatural adventure that will leave you breathless. Perfect for fans of mystical reverse harem, fairytales, and folklore.
Reading Order:
A Kiss at Midnight
A Taste of Dawn

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51HHKhQXN3L._SY346_WINTER’S LAST CHANCE ~ $0.99

Serra Weston fled her life in New York City with a deadly secret and returned to her family’s ranch in Montana to hide. A decision that jeopardizes her brother and their guests when a killer dressed like Santa opens fire at their annual Christmas Eve party.
Lincoln Smith spent his life guarding his country, his clients, and his heart. He denied himself everything else – including Serra. He only wants a glimpse of her at the party. Nothing more. But when Santa tries to kill the only woman he ever loved, Lincoln does what he was trained to do.
Seeking refuge in his cabin in the town of Winter, Lincoln vows to protect Serra even if it means dropping the shield around his heart. She had never wanted to see him again, but Serra can’t escape her true feelings. Just as passion finds a new path the killer finds them.
With only hours to spare, Lincoln must forgive himself for past mistakes or he and Serra will lose their last chance for survival – and love.

418jfSxVSUL._SY346_CONVENIENT LIES ~ FREE

She married her enemy… 

When investigative journalist Reagan McAdams discovers her new husband is part of an international crime family, she flees Paris with their newborn and returns to her childhood home in New Hampshire to gather enough money to disappear forever. She’ll do whatever it takes to protect her son from his criminal father.

He never quit loving her. 

Rae’s first love, Brady Thomas, discovers she’s home and in trouble. She won’t tell him what’s going on, but he’s a detective. He’ll figure it out. He’s going to protect her and her son, whether she wants his help or not.

Her enemy nears.

Rae would love nothing more than to fall into Brady’s arms, to allow him to protect her and her son, but getting involved with him will only put Brady on harm’s way. When Rae’s husband closes in, she has to decide what—and whom—she’ll sacrifice to save her son.

Buy Convenient Lies today, and binge read all night. 

SeductiveSecrets (1)SEDUCTIVE SECRETS ~ $0.99

From the author of a #1 Amazon Historical Romance- BROKEN LEGACY
 
Someone wants Alyce Hythe dead… 

Shunned from London society for being the daughter of England’s most notorious spy, Alyce Hythe desires only to clear her father’s name. For years, she has been hidden away from prying eyes, given a new identity, and told to forget who she was. But strange things have been happening, causing old rumors to be once more whispered.

Long has Lord Julian Casvelyn lived with guilt brought on when England’s most infamous traitor murdered his brother. But one eventful night has changed everything Lord Julian believed about his brother’s death. Never did he suspect the woman he has just saved from certain harm is the daughter of that man.

Now Julian is caught in a conspiracy and desire for that woman. Thrown together by fate, the two searches for answers long denied them and along the way, discover a love that can free them both.

Completely Revised and Edited- September 2019

 

51reeh7Q5VLAFTER THE FERRY ~ KDP

ONE CHOICE LEADS TO TRUE LOVE.
ONE CHOICE LEADS TO MURDER.
BUT WHICH IS WHICH?

In this fast-paced, psychological thriller, we follow Millie Malone across two parallel lives. In one life she remains onboard with her mates—two Sydney lads with shaky motives, and an old school friend with a crush of her own—and in the other she jumps. One life sees Millie married in the country, the other sees her married to her career, but both ‘Millies’ are harbouring a secret that could blow their worlds apart.

AFTER THE FERRY… Thirteen years later and Millie’s two lives are colliding. Both women have vanished from their respective worlds—one is back in the Greek Islands, facing her demons; the other has been murdered. But which one is which?

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519UjED1ZJLA KNOCK FROM THE PAST ~ $0.99

It had been two years since Art’s mentor, Julian Waters, died and he was starting to get the threats that he had been expecting since Julian’s death. Art wanted to get to the bottom of all the threats and find out who was sending him those or else he was going to lose the empire that he built for himself.

Lily Stone was new in his company. When she made a bad first impression on the CEO of the company she was hired in, Lily was demoted to be the CEO’s secretary. It was the worst demotion she could ever have, but that meant answering Art’s calls that had to get through her first. It was one mysterious phone call that led her to believe that someone wanted to ruin Mr. Hotshot CEO and add that to the mysterious allure that Art Waters seemed to elude, her interest was piqued.

But there was something about Lily that Art noticed, her determined nature was what had gotten his attention.

51bFpxWmDeLNAILING THE SINGLE DAD ~ KDP

The Heat is On

My pet name for him is Detective Baby Daddy. Why so harsh, you ask? Because Antonio Marino represents everything I detest in a guy. Unfortunately, we’re both after the same criminal. Normally, that wouldn’t bother me since I always get my man, but Antonio’s boss has ordered us to work together or go to jail. Now I’m wondering who I’ll take down in handcuffs first– Detective Baby Daddy or the trafficking scumbag Torres.

If you ask me, she’s a bounty hunter with a chip on her shoulder the size of Texas and a bad attitude to match. You’d think Katherine McKenzie and I hate each other, but I think all this fire and spark between us is a way to resist a building attraction. God help both of us. And now, my boss has instructed me to work with her…or else. Of all the damn luck.

If you like Janet Evanovich, you’re going to love Nailing the Single Dad and the Lipstick and Lead Bounty Hunter Agency, where ‘They Always Get Their Man.’ In this wacky, steamy romantic suspense buckle up your seat belt and come along for the ride.

Lipstick and Lead 2.0

61rWBsoPNDL._SY346_KILTY AS CHARGED ~ $0.99

Not your typical Highlander romance! A mystery, comedy, thriller and urban fantasy all in one book from USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Amy Vansant.

When Catriona spots a plaid posterior passed out on the Hollywood movie lot where she works, she doesn’t know her life as a fixer for Hollywood’s spoiled elite is about to grow more complicated.

She wants to write-off the ridiculously sexy, kilt-wearing Brochan as a con artist, but her adoptive father seems strangely comfortable with a man claiming to have no memory of his past or knowledge of the modern world.

A red-bearded thug, an old picture and a three hundred year-old vendetta soon have Catriona worried she could lose everything – including her mysterious time traveling Scotsman.

A Highlander followed her home…Can she keep him?

Fans of Janet Evanovich, Colleen Helme and Denise Grover Swank will delight to find a new series that deals both thrills and laughs at a rapid-fire pace.

51m6RMChVYLNEVER EVER ~ KDP

Former FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas returns in Willow Rose’s most nail-biting thriller yet.

Ex-agent Eva Rae Thomas is on the run. The past month she has done things she never knew she was capable of while hunting for her kidnapped daughter.

Eva Rae has risked everything,

-her career,

-her newfound love,

-her freedom.

She’s looking for the man they call the Iron Fist. The trail has led her to Miami.

Meanwhile, Miami is under attack. Hundreds of passengers in the Metrorail are exposed to a deathly nerve gas on a peaceful Monday morning. When Eva Rae Thomas sees her daughter on the surveillance footage from the attack, she knows it is no coincidence. But by the time she uncovers the chilling truth of how it is all connected, it might be too late.

NEVER EVER is the third book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.

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ROMANTIC PICKS Recommends TV or Not! What Happened on #Survivor Last Week? #MeToo

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I have only been doing this segment on TV for a few weeks, but one of the shows I recommended was Survivor. I have watched it for years and have enjoyed it. I can’t really explain why because I don’t like dirty play, but I do root for the underdog.

Now, I’m taking back my recommendation. Last week’s episode left a bad taste in my mouth and has done damage to the #MeToo movement which I feel has been needed for a while. Women need to be listened to and believed, not dismissed. Survivor has to take the blame for this misstep in their handling of the situation.

For those that don’t know what I’m talking about, one of the contestant, Kellee, was being sexual harassed by another contestant, Dan. From what was being shown, he made Kellee feel uncomfortable, like touching her and kissing her hair. There is no excuse for a grown man to behave in such a manner, especially when she told him to stop.

NONE.

What made matters worse is that two other constestants, two of my former favorites—Missy and Elizabeth—played the incidents into the game by lying to Janet to make her switch her vote. Kellee was uncomfortable enough to have gone to production with her concerns. Can you imagine how hard it must have been for her to have asked for help? When she did, Survivor didn’t even tell her they issued Dan a warning. Didn’t she have a right to know that they were ‘protecting’ her?

Janet was a decent, honorable person for taking up for Kellee and she thought the other women. Missy and Elizabeth…well…they have to live with their decision because it was a bad one.

One of the inherent problems with the #MeToo movement is for the woman to be believed and not dismissed. Watching Survivor, you could see how Kellie felt and why she felt that way. Then, Survivor took a huge step backward for such an important cause and allowed Missy and Elizabeth to use sexual harassment to be played in the game.

It was just wrong…wrong…wrong.

Survivor should have taken Dan from the game because of the close contact that he had with Kellie. Survivor didn’t protect Kellie from the abuse whether the abuse was intentional or not. Dan might be a ‘great’ guy, but he didn’t respect Kellie’s personal boundaries.

This is serious and not some game.

Survivor failed. In the past, I think they have done a great job in handling difficult situations, but not this time. Yes, Survivor mimicks live. This is why it is so difficult for a woman to be believed. You have a real victim and then you have two women that make  false allegations.

Sexual harassment is a real thing. Women need to realize it too!

After a week, I’m still not okay with the episode. Unless something else is done to rectify this situation, I won’t be watching Survivor anymore. I hate this because I love watching Boston Rob this season. I’ve missed him on Survivor. Good luck to Janet. I sincerely hope she wins. She’s the only one left that deserves it.

As for Kellee, check out an interview with her here.

 

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51+QQFyw33L._SY346_LADY BE BAD ~ ROMANTIC COMEDY $0.99

No more Miss Nice Girl –

Noah Drake walked out of her life without a word – just divorce papers.

Marlayna O’Brian wanted answers and he was the only man who could provide them.

But there he was engaged to another woman – and she was invited to the party!

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!

Marlayna found it so very easy to be deliciously bad! Especially when an American castle provided so many erotic nooks and crannies.

Inside is one very hot, explicit romantic comedy!
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510kM+PjOOL._SY346_NO PERFECT DESTINY ~ CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE ~ FREE

Leah Spenser owns a decrepit car, a budget that won’t stretch, and the moxie to make a decent life. She lives in the present, hiding in plain sight until one sun-drenched day, a past she has outrun imperils her future and threatens all she holds dear. When her boss announces that someone is embezzling company funds, history begins to repeat itself. Detective Leo Garvey has her in his sights as the number one suspect and more. Leah knows she must be careful, that nothing good could come from his attraction. Leo doesn’t see it her way.  Convincing Leah the past can only be escaped by embracing something better falls on deaf ears. While Leo works to uncover the truth, Leah determines it will never surface. 

51VsICQH-XLA CHRISTMAS SHE’LL REMEMBER ~ BUNDLE ~ $0.99

** SEVEN Memorable Christmas Romances from SEVEN NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors! **
Reminiscences of special gifts and favorite songs, old friends and heart-warming occasions keep most women happy over the Christmas holidays. But what really lights their hearts are the memories of a special romance. In these compelling tales shared with you by NYT & USA Today best-selling authors you’ll be thrilled to the core when reading their passionate love stories – SEVEN times over. Each story shares with you – A Christmas She’ll Remember.

51pMVMHKOQL._SY346_AN HONORABLE MAN ~ CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE ~ $0.99

From USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano

Nothing can make Native American Mat Makwa give up being a New York City police officer… except one little girl—all alone in the world—who needs a father. Returning to his Kolheek reservation to take on the safer job of sheriff of this small, close-knit community, he never expects his heart might be in danger to school teacher Julie Dacey.

Mat’s six-year-old daughter Grace is a handful, and Julie finds herself getting to know Mat quite well during some intense parent-teacher meetings, which soon start occurring after hours. Then Mat begins mentoring Julie’s troubled teenaged brother and her heart softens toward this honorable man. Despite being wary of relationships, Julie can’t deny how her soul soars when Mat is near. Is the attraction between the flame-haired beauty and the lawman destined to turn into love?

Although the books in this series are stand-alone novels, reading the books in order will offer the most enjoyable experience. Titles in The Black Bear Brothers Series:

An Honorable Man, Book 1
Woman of His Heart, Book 2
Healing Chay, Book 3

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51dBIxs57uLSOMMERVILLE HOLIDAYS ~ NEW RELEASE

Hopes and wishes and holiday kisses…Sommerville holidays.

Holiday Disaster: Days before Christmas, a librarian experiences plumbing issues and a Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Claus.

The Littlest Angel: Two people. One ornament for the tree. Can a twosome find common ground and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

Holiday Handbag Extravaganza: Christmas Countdown is on! A hunk-a-licious customer pesters a boutique owner to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town.

51oWfUcU5nLRESTLESS RANCHER ~ NEW RELEASE

If you like bad-boy heroes, western settings, and a sexy, sassy heroine you will love Jennifer Ryan’s newest Wild Rose Ranch book! Perfect for fans of Diana Palmer, Linda Lael Miller, and Jodi Thomas.

One minute down-on-his-luck rancher Austin Hubbard slept soundly, the next, a sassy spitfire dumped a pitcher of water on his head and woke him up—in more ways than one. Hired to help him rebuild his ranch, Sonya Tucker ends up helping him put the tattered pieces of his life back together. The capable, all-business accountant is on a mission to get the ranch up and running, but can he convince the temptingly beautiful woman to take a chance on him?

Sonya was dismayed that Austin had lost it all: money, family, respectability. Things she—who’d been raised by her mother at Nevada’s notorious brothel Wild Rose Ranch—only dreamed about. But working with the long, lean cowboy shows her that Austin is honorable to his core. Together they slowly grow to see what the love between them might bring.

But then Austin’s powder keg of a family feud explodes, exposing long-buried secrets, and threatening their new-found love…

51WA6NCAdTL._SY346_WOLF’S BANE

Summer camp is a traditional teenage rite of passage, but when you add supernatural powers to the typically high dosage of adolescent hormones – you get an even more combustible mix. Sixteen-year-old werewolf twins Kate and Logan Danvers are none too thrilled at being shipped off to a supernatural youth leadership conference in West Virginia.

From the moment they arrive at the camp, the twins sense something is off and they react in their usual manner – Logan reserving judgement and surveying the setup, while Kate charges forward determined to get answers. Kate and Logan quickly ascertain that most of the conference attendees have already formed hostile factions, leaving the twins and a few other misfits to band together.

What seems like teen hormones in overdrive becomes something much more dangerous, even deadly. Add in a strange magic-warded cabin in the woods and a local history rife with curses and macabre legends, and it becomes clear this was a really, really bad place to build a camp for teenage supernaturals.

Author’s note: This is book 1 in a YA duology. As with all my YA trilogies, this first book ends in a cliffhanger. Book 2, Wolf’s Curse, comes out in March.

51d-711jeVL._SY346_THE HOUSE OF LIES

From New York Times bestselling author Debra Burroughs…
P.I. Emily Parker and sexy police detective Colin Andrews are back, along with their close circle of friends, for another exciting and dangerous murder mystery with a thrilling dose of sweet romance.

Emily is fighting to clear a friend, who is the prime murder suspect, while Colin is working to put him in jail. The challenge is this – can they do their jobs, find the truth, keep from tearing their friendships apart while protecting their newlywed bliss–all without getting themselves killed?

***All the books available in The Paradise Valley Mysteries***
The Scent of Lies: Book 1
The Heart of Lies: Book 2
The Edge of Lies: Book 2.5 Short Story, the story of Evan & Emily
The Chain of Lies: Book 3
The Pursuit of Lies: Book 4
The Color of Lies: Book 4.5 Short Story, the story of Colin & Miranda
The Betrayal of Lies: Book 5
The Harbor of Lies: Book 6The House of Lies: Book 7
(*Most enjoyable if these books are read in order.)
PARADISE VALLEY MYSTERIES Box Set #1, Books 1 – 3PARADISE VALLEY MYSTERIES Box Set #2, Books 4 – 6

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