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Second book in a new series by RWA Golden Heart® winning author and RITA® Finalist, AE Jones

Sheila Hampton knows how to take care of herself. After being banished from her close-knit woodland nymph clan for defying her father, she has made her way in the human world on her own.

Now she works as an exercise instructor for stressed-out paranormal brides. If she can tell a vampire that no exercise plan in the world will help her lose weight, she can handle anything. Until her father lifts her banishment and tries to force her to marry as part of a political power play, and an unlikely hero steps forward.

Charlie Tucker is used to being on his own. A sea nymph with no ties to his clan, he joined the Navy and became a SEAL. He’s been in war zones. Eaten bugs to survive. So posing as Sheila’s fiancé should be a simple protection detail. No problem.

Except there is a problem—several, actually. Their clans are mortal enemies. They have to pretend to be in love when they can’t stand each other. Plus, they have to plan the biggest fake nymph wedding of the century. And when Sheila’s life is threatened, these two loners must put aside their differences and rely on each other.

Can this paranormal Romeo and Juliet find a way to change their tragic ending to a happily ever after?

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If we allow enmity in our hearts, war is inevitable…

For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Now, one rogue faction plans to retaliate by ridding the world of humankind.

Only one division of creatus, with the strength and numbers to fight the sinister sect, stands between humanity and a new world order.

What they discover, however, might prove the truth about the creatus myths, and why humans started hunting them so many thousands of years ago.

Maybe humans were right…

The Creatus series is not your normal paranormal story … it’s a realistic romantic mystery based on the myths you’ve heard your entire life. Prepare to believe …

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With one leg and a pet cat, can Billie avenge her parents’ murders and discover a vigilante’s identity before more criminals die?

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Those who have secrets…

Renee Thornton is on the brink of despair, ready to take a final plunge and join the other tragic souls at the bottom of Bradford Lake—known to locals as Suicide Lake.

Beneath the murky waters…

Her plans change when she’s startled back to reality after a body brushes up against her from the depths below. Terrified, Renee runs away and slams into her old flame Cliff Simpson, a deputy with Whitten County Sheriff’s Department.

Will stop at nothing…

Strange events unfurl after the discovery of the corpse. Renee and Cliff find themselves caught up in a web of lies, deceit, and mystery.

To keep them hidden…

Now instead of being able to slip away silently and become another anonymous statistic, Renee finds herself entangled in a murder investigation. Is Cliff her ally or enemy? Who can she trust? What other secrets will rise to the surface?

ROMANTIC PICKS #SUMMERTIMEREAD Goody One Shoe by Julie Frayn

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With one leg and a pet cat, can Billie avenge her parents’ murders anddiscover a vigilante’s identity before more criminals die?

 

Review

Julie Frayn writes an awesomely cool book called Goody One Shoe that reads like part fiction and part memoir. Being bullied isn’t something most us supermodels could relate to? Oh no. Never, but here this innocent third-grader hasn’t forgotten those days when the embarrassment seemed never ending and continues on through adulthood due to the fact that she has a prosthetic leg. Billie, a proofreader working her way towards freelance editing heaven. In life she finds she can’t stop thinking of things that need editing like stories in the newspaper. Not only does she want to fix the typos, she manages to put a new spin on the stories and changes the endings. She can’t not seem to edit. Even in her everyday, ordinary life. She is always taking out her red pen for corrections. It has moved onto her personal life as if there are constant captions shivering from above. If only we could edit out the things in our lives that we wish could be changed.

I loved the daring way the author approaches this story. Full of surprises and semi-sarcastic yet humorous moments. This is a smart achievement and I devoured this story in a flash. Lured me in and held me by the palm of its rubbery hands (is an iPad made of rubber?) well you get what I mean. Had a hard time putting this unpredictable adventure down. It’s not all laughs, as there are some grave parts, but it’s those dark bits that gives it its legs. Could appreciate the authors sensibilities and enjoyed her unusual style that had me guessing all the way through.

Goody One Shoe is a good one and I am so pleased I found a tweet with the link or I would have surely missed out.

~ Brenda Perlin, author

ROMANTIC PICKS #SUMMERTIMEREAD #FANTASY Goody One Shoe by Julie Frayn

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Billie Fullalove witnesses the murder of her parents at the hands of a gun-wielding thug. In the melee, Billie loses a leg. But her Batmanesque beginnings don’t turn her into a superhero. Yet. Billie survives her lonely childhood and settles into a solitary life, pursuing her dream of being an editor in a top publishing house. Unable to avenge her parents’ unsolved murder, she is accosted by news stories of bad guys going free thanks to an inept court system. She wields her red pen and edits the newspaper to fight evil forces, right wrongs, and bring justice to victims. When her edits come true, and criminals start dying, Billie must discover the vigilante’s identity before they act out more of her revenge fantasies.

ROMANTIC PICKS RECOMMENDS #FANTASY #PARANORMAL ROMANCES

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First in a new series from RWA Golden Heart® winning author and RITA® Finalist, AE Jones

Meet Alex Bennett—wedding phobic in a family of wedding planners. Not the best combination, but being left at the altar can wreak havoc on one’s self-esteem. When Alex’s grandmother requests her help with a high-profile wedding, Alex sets aside her fears to attend. But when the bride runs away, and her grandmother’s business faces ruin, Alex will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth. Even when the truth leads to sabotaged weddings and a runaway bride who isn’t human. The last thing Alex needs to deal with is the overbearingly handsome man brought in to lead the investigation.

Meet Devin Cole—a paranormal with no powers. Guilty until proven innocent, his powers have been rescinded until his upcoming trial, which he should be preparing for. He doesn’t have time for a runaway bride case. But the bride is a supermodel who also happens to be supernatural, so he and his team must handle damage control. The last thing Devin needs to deal with is a tempting woman who insists on being part of the investigation…and has half the horny supernatural male population chasing after her.

But with humans and supernaturals bent on destroying each other, Alex and Devin must put aside their differences and work together. Can Devin protect Alex and defeat the enemy without his powers? And now that Alex knows supernaturals do exist, can she once again believe in a fairy-tale happily ever after?

 

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Nell’s seemingly simple existence is turned upside down when her father reveals a stunning secret: The seventeen-year-old isn’t human, but is a product of two warring alien species.

Now Nell must confront doubt and hostility because others see her as a threat to their way of life. In the midst of all that she’s facing, an even more mysterious secret eludes her. Finding the answers will set her on a desperate quest with danger lurking at every corner.

As the number of enemies steadily rise, so too does her resolve to seek the truth. With her friend Sam in tow, an epic adventure begins, the likes of which will have far-reaching implications.

In this first book of the Wexkia Trilogy, Author Dale Furse takes us on an adventure in a world, inhabited by bizarre beings and an uncertain future.

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Billie Fullalove witnesses the murder of her parents at the hands of a gun-wielding thug. In the melee, Billie loses a leg. But her Batmanesque beginnings don’t turn her into a superhero. Yet. Billie survives her lonely childhood and settles into a solitary life, pursuing her dream of being an editor in a top publishing house. Unable to avenge her parents’ unsolved murder, she is accosted by news stories of bad guys going free thanks to an inept court system. She wields her red pen and edits the newspaper to fight evil forces, right wrongs, and bring justice to victims. When her edits come true, and criminals start dying, Billie must discover the vigilante’s identity before they act out more of her revenge fantasies.

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Melanie is a twenty-five year old chemist who has spent all of her adult life slaving at school. With her PhD in hand, she’s to start her dream job, but before she does, her friend persuades her to relax and try to live again. A blind date set up through her friends seems like the perfect solution. Melanie can take one night away from the lab and let her inner vixen out on a fixed blind date – a chance to get crazy with a perfect stranger. The gorgeous hunk she’s to meet exceeds her wildest dreams – but he is more than what he appears and Melanie’s analytical mind goes into overdrive.

Kade, a slightly older werewolf (at over one hundred years), needs a night way from the Pack. Too many responsibilities and one near miss with a potential mate made Kade hide in his work, the only peace he can find. His brother convinces him to meet the sexy woman for a one night of fun. What could it hurt? But when he finds this woman could be his mate, can he convince her to leave her orderly, sane world and be with him and his wolf-half, for life?

ROMANTIC PICKS #FREEeBOOK #eNovAaw Goody One Shoe by Julie Frayn

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Billie Fullalove witnesses the murder of her parents at the hands of a gun-wielding thug. In the melee, Billie loses a leg. But her Batmanesque beginnings don’t turn her into a superhero. Yet. Billie survives her lonely childhood and settles into a solitary life, pursuing her dream of being an editor in a top publishing house. Unable to avenge her parents’ unsolved murder, she is accosted by news stories of bad guys going free thanks to an inept court system. She wields her red pen and edits the newspaper to fight evil forces, right wrongs, and bring justice to victims. When her edits come true, and criminals start dying, Billie must discover the vigilante’s identity before they act out more of her revenge fantasies.

ROMANTIC PICKS #CONTEMPORARY #FANTASY Goody One Shoe by Julie Frayn

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Billie Fullalove witnesses the murder of her parents at the hands of a gun-wielding thug. In the melee, Billie loses a leg. But her Batmanesque beginnings don’t turn her into a superhero. Yet. Billie survives her lonely childhood and settles into a solitary life, pursuing her dream of being an editor in a top publishing house. Unable to avenge her parents’ unsolved murder, she is accosted by news stories of bad guys going free thanks to an inept court system. She wields her red pen and edits the newspaper to fight evil forces, right wrongs, and bring justice to victims.