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In this delightful Christmas love story, Deputy Shawna Mallory finds Billy McCrae – a runaway boy sleeping in a mound of snow with an anxious puppy guarding him. He’s a sad child surviving a terrible existence until she puts a stop to it and becomes his foster parent. She’s drawn to the snarky kid and just wants his life to be happier, his and the stray mutt who won’t leave his side. Not that the boy cares about the dog… or her. Then she meets his father, the one who abandoned the boy when he was five.

John Reid McCrae wants only one thing in his life to make it worth living. Years ago he’d lost his son to a bitter wife and now his goal is to get Billy back. He’ll do whatever it takes, no matter who gets hurt. Until he meets the town’s stunning deputy. Can he put his needs ahead of her happiness?

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2018 READERS’ FAVORITE GOLD MEDAL WINNER
#1 Hot New Release & International Bestseller
 Josh Loughlin, a blind wounded warrior, has returned to his hometown of Crystal Rock, Wisconsin at Christmastime. As a teenager, Josh operated with a ring of thieves run by his father. But when his stepbrother is forced to tolerate the same mental and physical abuse Josh experienced as a teenager, Josh decides it’s time to stand up. After going to the police, he discovers his father is involved in even more nefarious activities than he’d suspected.

Under witness protection, Josh is given a second chance at a new life in the military, where he excels. But when he’s severely injured in combat, he decides to return to Crystal Rock for his rehab, reuniting with his stepbrother Luke, who was led to believe Josh was in prison.
As a teenager, Nina Chandler was a caregiver for her mother who was dying of cancer. Instinct had told her that despite the bike and tattoos, Josh wasn’t the bad boy he’d pretended to be. And when he saves Nina from near assault at Dragonfly Pointe, they share a magical connection the week before Josh disappears, supposedly sent to prison.
Now a nurse at the wounded warrior home, Nina Chandler helps Josh confront the demons from his abusive past, and in the process she discovers the attraction she felt for him all those years ago has never gone away.
But does an attempt on Josh’s life mean that his tarnished past has finally caught up with him, or will fate allow Josh and Nina to find love at Christmas?
Despite their serious subject matter, the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior stories are all about hope, with happily-ever-after endings. This #1 bestselling series has won 14 combined awards since the release of Two Hearts Surrendered, Book 1 in the series, including the Readers’ Favorite BRONZE (2018), SILVER (2016) and GOLD (2018) MEDALS in Military Fiction.

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THE CHRISTMAS GIFT is a Special Author’s Cut Updated edition of the Bantam Loveswept Romance #863 by 6-Time Romantic Times Award Winner, 2-Time MAGGIE Award Winner, RWA RITA Finalist, and Amazon International Best-Selling romance writer Laura Taylor, who writes happily ever after romantic suspense ebooks about strong-willed heroines and determined alpha male heroes that are sure to delight contemporary series romance readers.

“Laura Taylor touches our hearts with THE CHRISTMAS GIFT. A former senior investigator for the Justice Department moves to Kentucky to take possession of an unexpected inheritance, and he falls in love with a beautiful interior decorator. Together, they attempt to protect an abandoned infant during the Christmas holiday season. Ms. Taylor ALWAYS creates empathetic characters who triumph over adversity with courage and grace.” Romantic Times Book Reviews

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THE DESPERATE YET HUMOROUS QUEST OF AN AMERICAN BRIDGET JONES TO FIND A BOYFRIEND IN THE SEVEN DAYS SHE HAS LEFT UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Thirty-three-year-old librarian Andrea Sachse doesn’t have the time or skills to date. No man can ever live up to her dreamy book boyfriends, so why bother? But with her parents looking more desperate each time she shows up solo for their annual Christmas party, this year she’s determined to find herself a boyfriend by any means—fair or foul.
The Bookish & Sexy collection is a compilation of chick-lit/romantic-comedy stories featuring sexy bookish women, who don’t realize how appealing they are…
The books can be read in any order.

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THE LAKE HOUSE SECRET

From New York Times bestselling author Debra Burroughs comes THE LAKE HOUSE SECRET...
“I loved this book!! I can’t wait to read the next one.”   ~ Natalie Hardie
     “Very engaging book! Her characters have depth and intensity. A heartwarming story…”   ~ Linda
      

Love a good cozy mystery? This one will keep you turning the pages late into the night because the suspense won’t let you go.
Down to her last nickel, reporter Jenessa Jones is drawn back to her small hometown by a sudden death in the family. When a dead body is discovered outside of town, Jenessa is assigned the story, throwing her into the thick of town drama.

Caught between her old boyfriend, with whom she shares a sordid past, and her new love interest, who offers her something she has desperately been wanting, Jenessa becomes embroiled in a homicide investigation that ends up pointing the finger at someone she loves. Can she uncover the truth of this murder before it destroys her family?

The hunt is on…

Carter Ashton had always been close to the entire Davies family. Until he decided he wanted to bring his relationship with Reagan Davies out of the shadows. As tempers flare, Carter must stand his ground or lose the love of his life. But when an old family friend asks for help, Carter unknowingly brings danger to the doorstep of the woman he loves.

Reagan Davies has been hiding her relationship with Carter from her father and everyone else in Keeneston. It had just been a fun fling . . . until it became something much more in a very public way. And just when things couldn’t possibly get any tougher for Reagan, she finds herself thrown into a dangerous game of life or death.

Now instead of worrying about an over-protective father, Carter and Reagan find themselves in a fight for their lives. The person pursuing them has everything to lose if Carter and Reagan make it out alive, and will stop at nothing to hunt them down.

In the legendary Transylvania, a castle belonging to Countess Erzsébet Báthory is discovered. Cameraman Hunter Cole and broadcast journalist Serena Scott arrive to make a documentary about the discovery, and the sinister Hungarian noblewoman, known as the most prolific female serial killer in history.
The two Americans could cope with roughing it in a fifteenth-century castle, with no modern amenities. They can even cope with each other, despite their initial mutual dislike for one another, which gradually turns into a mind-blowing attraction.
But when two girls are tortured and killed in Báthory copycat style, the nearby village is shaken to the core. In terror, they wonder who will be next…
She wasn’t looking for love.

Struggling to live up to the high expectations of overprotective parents and a hefty family name, Caryn Stevens only wants one summer of fun before she focuses on finishing her college degree. She knows her destiny—to lead her dad’s multi-million dollar business. But that plan changes forever the day she runs into—literally—sexy and single professional hockey player, Andrew Chadwick.

But love came looking for her.

Sparks instantly fly between the two, and Caryn can’t resist his charms as she discovers that Andrew has a reputation of winning – both on and off the ice. One of the most eligible singles in Toronto, Andrew could have any woman he wants, and he’s got Caryn in sights. But, when Caryn’s parents disapprove of the match and threaten to disinherit her and his hockey team trades him to a new city, it may take more than love for the couple to survive this penalty play.

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CELEBRITY ~ FREE!

Within twenty-four hours, Kendra Kensington’s life changes drastically. She lands a million dollar contract for her latest novel, now on the road to becoming a movie, catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman, and decides to move across the country from Chicago to California. But the City of Angels harbors more demons than she had imagined.
When she meets Blake Tyler, the famous movie star she’s secretly crushed on for years, she thinks her attempt to rebuild her life may just be on the right track. However, the past and the present seem to be conspiring against her and happiness may be harder to achieve than she thinks.

The Bookish & Sexy collection is a compilation of chick-lit/romantic-comedy stories featuring sexy bookish women, who don’t realize how appealing they are…
The books can be read in any order.

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If Ben Reed could have guessed at the event that would hurl him into danger and set off a chain reaction that threatened his marriage, his family, his health, and his future in Magdalena, he would not have said it would occur at home. For a man who’d served his country, chased bad guys, and thrust himself into the middle of danger more often than not, his house was his safe haven, not a battle zone.

And maybe that’s why Ben never saw the accident coming.

As a physical therapist, Gina knows the toll a long rehabilitation can take on a person, and a relationship. Her husband’s perpetual moodiness, sullen attitude, and refusal to continue therapy create a battleground that’s about to explode. In desperation, Gina turns to the new physical therapist in town who’s been dubbed the Angel of Hope and Healing.

For a busted-up and beaten-down guy who questions his worth and ability to be what he once was, the beautiful physical therapist is just the balm he needs to assure him he can have anything he wants. By the time Ben realizes the woman’s interested in more than his recovery, a scandal erupts that makes Gina believe he’s betrayed her.

Now, Ben must win back his wife’s trust or risk the greatest heartache of all—a life without her. Of course, he’s going to need help, and isn’t offering guidance and help Magdalena’s specialty?

P.S. Did you know Harry’s going to rescue a dog? Oh, you won’t want to miss this one! I like to think of it as The rescued rescues a rescue.

 

SOME LUCKY WOMAN ~ FREE!

Some lucky women meet the man of their dreams and live happily ever after. Some lucky women focus on a career and make their own happily ever after. And then some women wake up after fifteen years of marriage and discover that their luck just ran out … right into the arms of another woman.

Jana Embers isn’t one to sit back, though. The first thing Jana realizes she needs to do is empty the joint bank account, then she’s thinking she might take a tire iron to her soon-to-be-ex-husband’s truck. After that, she’s not sure what she’ll do … Maybe she’ll adopt a cat.

Very quickly, Jana decides she doesn’t need a man. A perfectly sized and shaped device and writing about the perfect hero will more than suffice. Determined to share her philosophy, she pens You Don’t Need a Man, encouraging women everywhere to go out and experience life instead of waiting for a man to complete them.

Three years later, Jana has a New York Times bestseller and a contract for a movie adaptation, but she also has a shoulder injury, which has put a crimp in her new carefree lifestyle. Worse yet, she can’t write. Her only hope is Dr. Adrian Kijek, a renowned physical therapist who hates her simply because she wrote a book about not needing a man, or so she thinks …

EVERY TIME WE FALL IN LOVE ~ NEW RELEASE

Harry Sullivan has always put his family first, even when it meant losing Molly—his one true love. He’s never been able to forget her, even after fifteen years. Now that his siblings are all blissfully happy, Harry hopes it’s not too late for his own happily-ever-after. But then his doorbell rings…and one look at the teenage girl standing on his doorstep changes absolutely everything.

Molly never thought she’d see Harry Sullivan again, so she’s beyond stunned when her fifteen-year-old daughter brings him back into her life. At eighteen, Harry was already strong, sexy, and honorable. And now that he’s even more handsome, more brilliant, more loyal and caring? Molly can’t stop herself from falling in love with him all over again. Especially when his kisses and the sizzling attraction between them are hotter than ever.

But with more at stake now than they ever thought possible, will they be able to move beyond the mistakes they both made in the past, and fall in love forever this time?

CELEBRITY ~ BARGAIN EBOOK

Within twenty-four hours, Kendra Kensington’s life changes drastically. She lands a million dollar contract for her latest novel, now on the road to becoming a movie, catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman, and decides to move across the country from Chicago to California. But the City of Angels harbors more demons than she had imagined.
When she meets Blake Tyler, the famous movie star she’s secretly crushed on for years, she thinks her attempt to rebuild her life may just be on the right track. However, the past and the present seem to be conspiring against her and happiness may be harder to achieve than she thinks.
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Dear Reader,

They say 7 is a magic number. Since this is my 7th novel, released on November 7th, and it took 7 months to write, I tend to agree. During this time I was engrossed in the journey of my heroine, in the glamorous Hollywood life, where the general motto is “live fast, die young”.
However, few people know this book was inspired by one of my previous novels, The Diary. To me it is such a powerful book I would love to see it turned into a movie one day, and Celebrity includes how I imagined The Diary would come to life on screen. If you enjoy this book, I hope you will also check out The Diary and find out what inspired me so much. To entice your curiosity further, I’ve included an excerpt from The Diary on the last pages of this book. Enjoy!

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A WEDDING SHE’LL REMEMBER ~ COMING JUNE 1st!

The dreams of every young woman in love lead to this one day of her life, the day she truly becomes a princess, that special day she will remember for the rest of her life: her wedding day.
EIGHT New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors bring you eight stories of memorable weddings, spilling over with nervous tingles and overwhelming moments. Experience the euphoria of wedding day bliss, cry a river of happiness and celebrate the joy over and over again with these happy ever after tales.

COUNT THE ROSES

Betrayed and jilted, Jennifer Dewitt finds solace in New Orleans–that humid, high-stepping city of music and magic on the Mississippi River. A new job. New experiences. Men and marriage are not on her radar. Adrien Merrill’s divorce leaves him bitter and jaded. In Cajun custom, pride rules. Yet Adrien aches for a woman to fill his days with laughter, his nights with passion, and his house with children. He sets his sights on Jennifer and runs right into stubborn, smart and independent. He soon discovers the line between pride and love is as whisper thin as a fine silk thread.

CALCULATED RISK 

“Lady, I want you to stop seducing my son! Hell, what are you, thirty-two, thirty-four, Rob is seventeen..there’s room for a whole other person!”
Thus in one of Nashville’s poshest restaurants began a stream of threats against Stephanie Brandt along with a heavy hand ‘mangling’ her shoulder, followed by a bill shoved into the middle of her quiche by a big man wearing work boots, denim and a T-shirt with an obscene foreign word printed on it.
Until Quintin Ward stormed into her life with his threats and accusations, Stevie had not known his son Rob even existed., let alone was her mail room clerk.
When she’s finally able to convince Quintin that she has no designs on his son, they embark on a campaign to squelch Rob’s amorous ideas and fantasy love-life with his boss. But their very calculated risk backfires!

THE JOB BLOWER

A ROMANTIC COMEDY THAT WILL BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF!

Camilla Jackson is an ordinary young woman with an extraordinary knack for attracting disaster. When she is fired from her job as a secretary at a law firm, she realizes she has no idea what she wants to do next. Every job she does land ends up tragi-comically.
But when she meets the drop-dead-gorgeous journalist, Carter Evans, her life seems to brighten. Until she discovers that he hides some very deep and painful scars.
It remains to be seen if she will be able to help him heal and, in the process, find her own path in life. That is, if she manages to overcome her accident prone nature, which gets her into serious trouble…

THE JOB BLOWER is a lighthearted, uncomplicated, laugh-out-loud Romantic Comedy, the kind of book that you will keep in your bookshelf and re-read to brighten your days and spice up your nights.

 

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A FLICKER OF LIGHT ~ A HOLOCAUST NOVEL

A Historical Holocaust novel, inspired by factual events that took place in Nazi occupied Germany

FACT: In 1935, the Nazis established a program called “The Lebensborn.”

Their agenda, was to genetically engineer perfect Aryan children.

These children were to be the new master race, once Hitler had cleared all undesirable elements (Jews, Gypsies, and everyone else the Nazi’s felt had no right to live) out of Europe. Within a year the first Lebensborn institution was built and the program was underway.

“A Flicker Of Light”

The year is 1943….

The forests of Munich are crawling with danger under the rule of “The Third Reich,” but in order to save the life of her unborn child Petra Jorgenson must escape from the home for the Lebensborn. Alone, seven months pregnant, penniless and ever threatened by the watchful eyes of the armed guards in the overhead tower, she waits until the dead of a frozen winter night. Then, Petra climbs under the flesh shredding barbed wire that surrounds the institute and at the risk of being captured and murdered she runs headlong into the terrifying desolate woods.

Even during one of the darkest periods in the history of mankind, when horrific acts of cruelty became commonplace and Germany seemed to have gone crazy following the direction of a madman, sometimes ordinary people took monumental risks and proved to be unexpected heroes. And even through there were those who would try to destroy it, true love would prevail. Here, in this lost land ruled by human monsters, Petra will learn that even when faced with what appears to be the end of the world if one looks hard enough there is always “A Flicker Of Light.”

CELEBRITY

Within twenty-four hours, Kendra Kensington’s life changes drastically. She lands a million dollar contract for her latest novel, now on the road to becoming a movie, catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman, and decides to move across the country from Chicago to California. But the City of Angels harbors more demons than she had imagined.
When she meets Blake Tyler, the famous movie star she’s secretly crushed on for years, she thinks her attempt to rebuild her life may just be on the right track. However, the past and the present seem to be conspiring against her and happiness may be harder to achieve than she thinks.

LADY FALLOWS’ SECRETS

After Sybil’s younger brother is gravely injured, she’s desperate to help him. Unfortunately, the one girl who could alleviate his increasing melancholy has been whisked off to London by her ironfisted guardian. When a handsome stranger offers Sybil his assistance, she dives headlong into a clandestine scheme fraught with danger. As the rescue unfolds, deceit and mysteries are brought to light, the bonds of friendship are tested…and passion is unleashed. Can Sybil manage to save her brother without losing her heart to a man she cannot marry?

A clean and wholesome Victorian romance with a touch of mystery and intrigue!

GONE TO DUST

The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families.

Sometimes the dead do rise….

Miller Darling is one of the most popular romance novelists of her time. Not bad for a woman who doesn’t believe in romance. She’s as logical as they come, and she doesn’t believe in happily-ever-afters. What she does believe in is family, so when her brother disappears, she doesn’t think twice about packing her bag and her laptop and heading out to find him.

Elias Cole lived and breathed the life of a Navy SEAL. Now he’s “dead” and his hero’s honor tarnished. The only thing keeping him sane are the men who are like him—The Gravediggers—and the woman who makes his head spin. He’s never met anyone like Miller Darling. Her smart mouth and quick wit keep him on his toes, and damned if he doesn’t find that appealing.

When Miller receives a package from the brother who abandoned her asking for help, it’s clear she’s in over her head with the mess he’s gotten himself into. She needs a professional, and Elias is just the man for the job. Only her brother is a former SEAL—the man who left his team to die—and Elias is more interested in vengeance than saving his life.