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Marcia Hadley, Santa Barbara, California socialite has been married for seven years to the heir of a family fortune. He sees to it that she has the finest home, cars and clothes. Yet that isn’t enough to keep Marcia from running.

Dani Reynolds, Atlantic City nightclub cocktail waitress works on her feet seven hours a night, five days a week for less than minimum wage in a crowded, smoky nightclub. She lives in an aging, run-down apartment, rides the city bus, and she’s happier than she’s ever been.

Marcia and Dani have more in common than anyone could imagine. They are the same woman.

Only Taylor Villanova, the club’s sexy bouncer can help her reconcile her two distinct personas, face her greatest fear and discover a love greater than she’d ever imagined.

Zoey Mathers had everything going for her until one night she lost her biggest client, her job, and her reputation. Leaving her life up to fate, Zoey closed her eyes and pointed. She would serve out her career exile in the small mountain town of Moonshine Hollow where moonshine flowed as freely as a mountain stream.

Giving up the law to become a baker in Moonshine Hollow turned out to be the best thing Zoey had ever done. She was happy and enjoying life in her new small town. But Zoey should have learned the first time . . . one night can change your whole life.

After unknowingly crashing a battle between witches, Zoey accidentally becomes a witch herself. That’s all before Zoey stumbles over a murder victim and the town’s sheriff becomes involved. Now she’s trying to find a murderer, stop two old witches from playing matchmaker, and learning she’s way more than a mere accidental witch.

And that’s all before fate turns up one more sexy hunk of a twist . . .

Derrick’s desire to save one human girl will ignite a war

For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Unwittingly, one creatus will endanger them all…

As with most of his family, Derrick Ashton knows his future and what position he’s destined to fill within his unique society. Everything changes, however, when he breaks one of his family’s strictest laws and falls in love — with a human.

In his quest to protect the woman he can never have, a twist of fate propels him into a new role that will cause dissension among his family and endanger the anonymity that they’ve spent thousands of years protecting.

Now, he will risk everything to save the girl from humans and his own kind. The one thing he can’t save her from, however…is herself.

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

A woman with a burning need to break free from her past . . .
 
Rose Landro is on the run. Seeking refuge at the Rimrock Ranch, she is finally ready to claim the land her granddaddy left her and make a fresh start. But her return is rife with controversy when cattle begin disappearing—and a handsome menace named Tanner McCade starts watching Rose a little too closely. Could the new cowhand be connected to the men she’s hiding from? Or is there another reason the rugged stranger is shadowing her every move?
 
A man ready to fight boldly for his future . . .
 
There’s a secret in Rose Landro’s eyes, a mystery that Special Ranger Tanner McCade is determined to uncover. Even if the beauty isn’t behind the cattle rustling he’s investigating, she’s way too skittish, and all too exquisite for Tanner to just let slide past his piercing gaze. Then he discovers a vulnerability in Rose that has him aching to protect her—and longing to possess her. . . .

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51yc0+xQxaLADVENTURES OF A VEGAN VAMP~ FREE

Undead and vegan? Not the afterlife this girl had planned.

Waking up thin is one thing. But waking up gaunt, hangry, and undead makes for a very bad day. Mallory’s killer better hide, because she’s just discovered blood, meat, and dairy don’t agree with her, and a future with no cheese is grim indeed. She’s out to find her killer…and maybe a vegan cheese that doesn’t melt her nose hairs.

Click to see how Mallory conquers a killer hunger while hunting a deadly vampire.

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Read the complete adventures of Trinity and Leo in Ascension Saga, Volume 1 (Books 1-3).

A princess.
A soldier.
A destiny neither could ever imagine.

Leoron of Alera returns home from the Hive wars determined to protect the capital city–and last bastion of a vanished Queen’s reign–from civil war. Loyal to the bone, Leo answers the call from Prime Nial and vows to protect at any cost three unknown females arriving from Earth.

But the simple soldier is unprepared for the shock of desire that brings him to his knees at first sight of Trinity Jones. Nothing makes sense as Leo fights friend and foe alike, and discovers the woman stealing his heart has a destiny beyond anything he could have imagined.

Welcome to the Interstellar Brides® all new Ascension Saga and the planet Alera, where women from Earth not only find their mates, but fight to rule the world.

Download now and let the adventure begin!

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My goodwill gesture. A whole historical fiction/romance series #FREE. The entire series! This isn’t about money, but giving. Enjoy!

A rousing family saga for the fight for America’s independence! Follow Hannah and Jonathan Corbett path to Freedom!

The winds of change brews over the colonies. Tension against the crown is mounting daily. In Williamsburg, the rebellion burns strong in the hearts of two siblings, Jonathan and Hannah Corbett. Spirited and headstrong, Hannah finds herself thrust in the middle of a conspiracy when her father receives a strange package from Philadelphia. Jonathan, a physician for the Continental Army, is torn between duty and family. With war looming on the horizon, the siblings soon discover there is a high price to be paid for the cry for freedom.

51xGAbiI31LSHARPEST STING ~ BARGAIN $0.99

The truth won’t set me free—but it will probably get me killed …

As Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, I’m used to having a target on my back. But ever since I started investigating the secret society known as the Circle, that target seems bigger than ever.

Still, I’m trying to relax and enjoy the events leading up to my friends’ wedding when I learn that an old enemy has returned to Ashland. And that’s the just beginning of my latest nightmare. Soon, I have Circle goons watching my every move, but I have no choice but to continue searching for a key piece of evidence against the evil group.

The deeper I dig, the more horrifying secrets I uncover, and the more dangerous things become for me and my friends. Just when I think I finally have a handle on things, a shocking revelation shatters my heart and leaves me with an ugly realization—that betrayal is the sharpest sting of all …

 

 

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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!

 

ROMANTIC PICK~ Somewhere Between Love and Tomorrow is Forever! #ARomanceForTheAges

I started my Indie career in Amazon’s KDP program. KDP was where I made most of my sales. While I’m grateful for Amazon giving us Indies a chance to sell our books, KDP changed. So, I slowly began to take them out. Southern Legacy Series is my last books to leave. Now, all my books are offered everywhere. This doesn’t mean my books aren’t on Amazon, they are. It only means all all my book are now offered at ITunes, Barnes and Noble and Kobo. Enjoy!

NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE!

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Now the bestselling serial is under one title— SOUTHERN LEGACY, 4-BK COLLECTION!
Including Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and the dramatic conclusion, The Sun Rises!

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–Southern Legacy Series.

In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred 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?

If you want to read each book individually, they are down below. Know that you will save almost $3.00 by buying Southern Legacy, 4-Bk Collection.

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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-Southern Legacy Serial.

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 a hundred 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 Montgomerys 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?

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

This is a serial! The books may have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue to the next book. Do not begin if you don’t want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books–Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise.

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Somewhere between love and tomorrow is forever!

Josephine Buchanan Wright is forced apart from the man she loves. She has chosen the path of honor and duty, denying her heart its desire. Unaware of a growing threat against her, she strives to make her dying father’s wish a reality.

Cullen Smythe returns to Philadelphia and tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered heart…forget her and make a life for himself—alone. But fate has other plans for once more Josephine enters his world.

Can their love be rekindled against the forces against them? Love and betrayal; jealousy and violence—all with a war looming on the horizon, bidding brother against brother.

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Each has chosen a different path, Tied by the bond of brothers!

The tie that bound the cousins, Cullen Smythe and Wade Montogmery, together has been strained…stretched to the breaking point and there is nothing Josephine can do. The bond once shared, once so strong, has been lost in the turmoil surrounding their lives…none larger than the war that looms on the horizon. The war will force the brothers to choose sides. Each will defend their beliefs and loyalties with courage and valor, but each will stand against each other. The world that once was will be no more.

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From the ashes of war, can an ember of love still burn?

The final chapter of this sweeping tale finds Josephine Wright Montgomery reeling from the devastation and loss around her. Stunned, she has never felt so helpless and alone. The life she has known is gone forever. Through her courage and strength, she is determined to hold onto Magnolia Bluff, but there is more working against her than the war raging.

US Navy Lieutenant Cullen Smythe has distinguished himself with his bravery and valor in the hard fought campaigns at New Orleans and Mobile. Time and battles have done little to expunge the demons that haunt him. Nevertheless when he receives news he has long feared, he has no choice. He follows his heart back to Josephine…but will it be too late?

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51MOARbtebL (1)HEALTHY SCRATCH ~ SPORTS ROMANCE

He wants out of the friend zone…she doesn’t believe in happily ever after.

Relationships are not in Lauren Gentry’s playbook. The only kind she’s willing to consider are friends-with-benefits and even a red-hot and sexy hockey player like Dave Martin isn’t going to change that. Right?

When those chocolate brown eyes threaten to melt her defenses she has to remind herself that demons from her past could rise up at any moment. Which is going to be pretty hard to do, since she loses herself every time they touch.

Dave used to love the benefits that came easily to professional athletes; especially when they were in the form of puck bunnies who only wanted one night. But when he meets the pint-sized girl with bewitching green eyes and sun-streaked auburn hair his outlook suddenly changes.

He wants forever with Lauren. Now he just has to convince her.

Can Lauren risk everything for the man she’s secretly been falling for? Or will her past stop her from taking a chance on love?

51w-6abqTvLGHOST NIGHT  ~ PARANORMAL SUSPENSE

Rediscover the Bone Island trilogy, a thrilling series of haunted suspense by New York Timesbestselling author Heather Graham.

A slasher movie turns real when two young actors are brutally murdered on a remote island film set. Their severed heads and arms are posed in macabre homage to a nineteenth-century pirate massacre.

Two years later, survivor Vanessa Loren is drawn back to South Bimini by a documentary being made about the storied region. Filmmaker Sean O’Hara aches to see how the unsolved crime haunts her…and Sean knows more than a little about ghosts.

Lured by visions of a spectral figurehead, Vanessa discovers authentic pirate treasures that only deepen the mystery. Are the murders the work of modern-day marauders, the Bermuda Triangle or a deadly paranormal echo of the island’s violent history? As Vanessa and Sean grow closer, the killer prepares to resume the slaughter…unless the dead can intervene.

41E9CT1+OhL._SY346_ECHOES OF THE PAST ~ ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Born Mohawk, raised white, forensic pathologist, Michelle Thomas is trapped between two worlds—this one and the spirit world where the ghosts of those who’ve drowned speak to her. Haunted by crippling nightmares of her own drowning death and erotic dreams of a phantom lover, she strives to make sense of her life. When two suspicious deaths occur at the Lake of the Mountain Resort, she’s sent to investigate. She’ll face the greatest challenge of her career when her past and her present collide. One of these men is her future, but which one—the rich and powerful Mayor Ron Davies, or Tony Steele, the hydrology professor who may be responsible for his students’ deaths? Charged by the spirits of her Mohawk ancestors to atone for her previous sins by protecting Lake of the Gods, can Michelle solve the murders, save the sacred waters, and fulfill her destiny?

51dQ1oGObZL._SY346_THE RAVEN WITCH OF CORFU ~ SHORT READS

A terrible evil lurks in the mountain…

Lizzie is not your average tourist. She may have just arrived on the idyllic Greek island of Corfu, but her mind is not on having a good time. Far from it, Lizzie has a daunting task to undertake: to claim back her twin brother who was kidnapped twenty years earlier on her previous visit. In a cave. By an evil witch.

When Lizzie sees her brother again, she receives the shock of her life. The witch has tricked her… As if this weren’t enough, Stamatis, a handsome local, steals her heart to complicate her life even further…

“It’s a step up from Mills and Boon – much more Mary Stewart than Barbara Cartland, with a bit of Gothic horror and Harry Potter-esque magic in the mix. And it’s certainly a page-turner.” ~Hilary Whitton Paipeti, author of In the Footsteps of Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell in Corfu
 
“A delightful read and the perfect treat for those who love sweet romances set in stunning locations.” ~Readers’ Favorite

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To celebrate the 4th of July, Winds of Betrayal is FREE! Winds of Betrayal is the first book in one of my American Historical series that includes Winds of Betrayal, The Darkness of Deception, The Heavens Shall Fall, and Set Fire To the Rain. My other American Historical series are Winds of Change (The Governor’s Daughter and The Bastard Son) and  Southern Legacy (Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born To Be Brothers, and The Sun Rises).
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Under my penname, Colleen Connally, I have the historical series, Secret Lives, which includes Broken Legacy, which was a #1 Historical Romance on Amazon, Seductive Secrets and Seductive Lies. My contemporary series includes Boston’s Crimes of Passion (Fragmented and Framed) and Boston’s Crimes of Horror (Scream for the Camera). My newest release will be with The Three Realms Series, my epic fantasy series. The first book, PAST OF SHADOWS IS FREE!. The series also includes The Path Now Turned and the upcoming release, Vision of Destiny, which is at $0.99 for a limited time!

PAST OF SHADOWS IS FREE!

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