ROMCON 2013 ROMANTIC SUSPENSE READERS CROWN FINALIST- Fragmented by Colleen Connally

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From the author of a #1 Amazon Historical Romance Kindle Bestseller, BROKEN LEGACY, comes FRAGMENTED, a suspense thriller that you won’t be able to put down!

Romantic Suspense 2014 Readers’ Crown Finalist!

The first in the Boston’s Crimes of Passion Series! A pulse-pounding thriller! Ms Connally’s first murder mystery delivers! Suspensefulshockinga psychological thriller– leaving readers on the edge of their seat. Cameron Quinn is caught in a web of deceit. Protecting her brother from being framed for a murder places Cameron in untold danger. When the real killer diverts his attention to her, she has nowhere to turn, especially not to the man she shared one unforgettable night… who now is trying to put her brother in prison. A “must read” for any suspense lover!

She would do anything to protect her family…
Cameron Quinn watched her father fall into a world of despair after being falsely accused of causing her mother’s death. Now, her brother is a suspect in a crime she knows he’s not capable of committing. She’ll risk everything to save her brother from the same fate as her father, even destroying evidence that implicates him in a series of murders.

He would do anything to win a case…

ADA Darren Kennedy is known as ‘the bulldog.’ He doesn’t lose. When a killer emerges on the streets of Boston, he’s dead-set on putting that killer behind barsalong with anyone that stands in his way.

A killer would do anything to get his heart’s desire…

Cameron soon discovers that the police aren’t the only ones who suspect her of covering for her brother. The murderer is still out there and he isn’t happy his plans have been disrupted. Now, the twisted psychopath has turned his attention towards Cameron and will stop at nothing until he has her in his control.

 

2014 READERS’ CROWN #HISTORICAL FINALIST- Fiery Bride by Cynthia Woof

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In this western romance, after a disastrous marriage, Matchmaker Maggie vowed never to marry again. She will never give another man the power of life and death over her body and soul. Unfortunately, that doesn’t keep her lonely heart from fantasizing about her newest client, Caleb Black. She made the mistake of starting a flirtatious correspondence with the clever devil, believing they would never meet. But when his new bride abandons her mid-way to Colorado to elope with another man, Maggie is forced to face the devastatingly handsome Caleb and explain. Now she’ll have to stay long enough to make things right and find him a new wife. But Maggie better hang on to her vow with both hands, because Caleb has other plans for the fiery matchmakerand a very seductive kiss. 

Fiery Bride is Book 3 in the Matchmaker & Co series of western historical romance. This exciting western historical is a mail order bride romance.

ROMCON 2014 READERS CROWN FINALISTS- Historical- Jessamine’s Folly by S G Rogers

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Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. – Samuel Johnson

After her estate is entailed away, Jessamine Foster has no choice but to live with relatives who detest her. When her aunt gives her an ultimatum to leave, Jessamine accepts a position as companion to Lord Kirkendale’s sister–even though she’s been warned her predecessors can’t seem to resist the earl’s exceptional good looks. Can she manage to hold onto her job without losing her heart or will the attempt prove to be Jessamine’s folly?

To honor a promise made to his dying father, Lord Kirkendale agrees to an arranged marriage to a woman he cannot love. Although he is resigned to a life without sentiment, the arrival of his sister’s new companion awakens a slumbering passion. Can he find a way to secure his own happiness without sacrificing his family’s honor, or will his broken promise result in the ruination of the person he loves most?

An Edwardian-era novella.

ROMCON 2014 READERS CROWN FINALISTS- Contemporary- A Groom For Christmas by Cara Marsi

2013 Finalist, Snow Globe Contest
2014 Readers’ Choice Nominee, Best Couple, Love Romances Cafe
2014 Readers’ Crown, Contemporary Romance, Romcon. com
A sensuous romance that is like a Hallmark Christmas movie with some intense love scenes.

Family pressure might just make her do something crazy…

When a young woman hires her hometown’s former bad boy to be her pretend fiancé for the holidays, she finds she can’t wrap up her feelings as easily as a Christmas gift.

New York jewelry designer Graceann Palmer has two days to find a fiancé to bring home to Pennsylvania for the holidays so her matchmaking mama will quit fixing her up with jerks. The Falcon, a motorcycle-riding, leather-clad former high school crush, helped her out once before. Maybe he’ll do it again.

Jake Falco, man of many mysteries, is back in town on a mission–one the people of Spirit Lake most likely won’t appreciate. When Graceann presents him with her crazy scheme, it gives him something he’s always wanted–a chance to get to know Graceann. It also gives him the perfect opportunity to add fuel to his project of revenge.

But as Jake and Graceann grow closer, their engagement-of-convenience begins to feel like the real deal–until Jake’s secrets are revealed.

Can a relationship that began with lies and secrets bloom like a rare Christmas rose into happily-ever-after?

ROMCON 2014 READERS CROWN FINALISTS- Contemporary Romance- Lovers and Liars by Jean C. Joachim

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Alone in the world, Erica Wheeler needed a job or face eviction. The aspiring actress harbored a lifelong dream of movie stardom. She knew she had the talent, all she needed was a chance. Her roommate, Amy, plotted revenge on her former boss, sexy, bad-boy producer, Gunther Quill, for firing her. Together she and Erica bent the truth like a pretzel to get her a job working for Quill. He surprised her. Was he the same mean man Amy described or was he simply a smart, ambitious man on his way to the top?

One thing Gunther Quill hated was a liar. Hard, tough, seductive and brilliant, he prided himself on being truthful. With his sharp, new assistant, Erica Wheeler, he’d soon be the most powerful producer of musicals in Hollywood and on Broadway. Nothing could get in his way, except maybe, falling in love. Can liars become lovers?