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PRANCING AROUND WITH SLEEPING BEAUTY

This Sleeping Beauty isn’t sure she wants to wake up…

Dance instructor Rory Callahan likes to play it safe. When she meets Kyle, he’s impulsive, persistent, and her exact opposite. He’s pushing her to tango way past her comfort zone and keeping Rory on her toes more than twenty years of dance teachers ever had.

Unfortunately, he’s the grandson of her family’s archrival and she doesn’t want to disappoint them. After all, her parents imagine her as a proper princess – hence her namesake Aurora, AKA Sleeping Beauty. Complicating matters, Rory’s also dealing with a surgeon boyfriend who’s perfect for her (sort of), an obnoxious boss, and desperate dance moms. Kyle wants to change her whole life, but Rory doesn’t like the stakes. After all, princesses are the ones who get the happy endings. . .aren’t they?

This sweet romantic comedy is a standalone and can be read on its own. All books in the series can be read in any order so jump in at any time.

Welcome to Storybook Valley…Your Vacation Escape

The Storybook Valley books are the perfect beach reads. If you love small town romance, theme parks, fairy tale fun, and amazing love stories, then Storybook Valley will be your new favorite series. Look for the feel-good first novel in the series, Fooling Around With Cinderella.

FRAMED

Blood makes you related; Murder makes you family!

Riley Ashcroft discovers that being born into one of the most prominent and powerful families in Massachusetts doesn’t mean a life of ease. Far from it. Since her father, Jack Ashcroft, took his own life thirteen years ago, she has lived in the shadow of scandal. When her grandmother’s personal secretary is brutally murdered, Riley begins to suspect everything she has been told as a child was a lie. Feeling betrayed, she vows to expose her family’s darkest secrets.

Josh Kincaid, an investigative reporter, is on the heels of a major story. Thirteen years ago, Harrison Taylor’s fate lay in the hands of his lawyer, Jack Ashcroft. In the midst of rumors and scandal, Ashcroft committed suicide and Taylor’s fate was decided. Taylor is a convicted killer, but his grandmother has never stopped believing in his innocence. Now, the woman of meager means has offered a reward for any information that will free her grandson. Kincaid’s interest is peaked, but it isn’t until an anonymous tip suggests that the convicted killer was framed that he takes on the case.

Determined that the sins of the past be revealed, Kincaid and Riley search together for answers to the questions that were silenced by Jack Ashcroft’s death. But there is a killer out there that has already proven he will do whatever necessary to keep those secrets buried.

In this tale of deceit and twisted revenge, the two soon realize that no one can be trusted, not even each other…

SONG OF THE FAIRY QUEEN

It’s said of Fairy that if you’re in dire need and you call their name they’ll come. With his castle under siege and his young son in his arms, High King Oryan couldn’t be in any more dire need. With only his Marshal, Morgan, and a handful of Morgan’s men at his back, he has only one direction left to run…up. And only one ally to whom he can turn.
Kyriay, the Queen of the Fairy.

ARDEN

New York Times bestselling author Melody Anne’s novel of dangerous secrets, dark pasts, and sizzling heat.

No one would guess that dedicated teacher Arden Forbes is a billionaire. His profession gives him a purpose that wealth alone can’t provide. He’s developing another passion, too, for Keera Thompson, the new principal. She’s beautiful, enigmatic, guarded, and—after a series of violent school break-ins—in need of protection. And Arden is eager to supply it. But what he wants most is to unearth the mysteries that surround her.

After a troubling past, Keera thought she’d be safe in this sleepy town and that she’d never be shaken again. Yet nothing has unsettled Keera more than her desire for Arden—honorable, gorgeous, and available when she craves him. But despite their explosive chemistry, when it comes to letting Arden in, Keera has her limits…and her secrets.

As the threats escalate, Keera fears that everything she’s been running from is closing in, and there’s only one man to trust. But will the truth drive Arden away…or will it bring the two closer than ever before?

HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY! Lucky Charm by Valerie Douglas

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Ariel’s life is uncomplicated – traveling from town to town, installing financial management software, training, and…moving on. Until she gets lost leaving one of offices and stumbles onto a nightmarish scene – a man being beaten by three others.
Rescuing him, she finds more than she ever bargained for. He’s gorgeous and determined not to tell her anything. The question is – why was he being beaten? Does it have anything to do with the discrepancies she’s finding in the offices where she’s working?
A steamy, sultry romance Lucky Charm will set your pulse racing with intrigue and romance that packs a satisfying punch.
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ROMANTIC PICKS #ROMANTICSUSPENSE Nike’s Wings by Valerie Douglas

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AMAZON LINK:Nike’s Wings

With all she’d been through and her skills at parkour and freerunning, for the top secret group within the CIA Nike Tallent was the perfect candidate to be trained as the assassin’s assassin. Until she began to ask questions. Questions were dangerous.
All Nike wanted was to be ‘real’ again, whatever real was…
Ty Connor, ex-CIA, has just been named to head a new branch of Homeland Security – a fast-response group called the NIO. Nike has a chance at redemption and more…if she dares to take it.

ROMANTIC PICKS #CONTEMPORARY #ROMANTICSUSPENSE Nike’s Wings by Valerie Douglas

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AMAZON LINK: Nike’s Wings

With all she’d been through and her skills at parkour and freerunning, for the top secret group within the CIA Nike Tallent was the perfect candidate to be trained as the assassin’s assassin. Until she began to ask questions. Questions were dangerous.
All Nike wanted was to be ‘real’ again, whatever real was…
Ty Connor, ex-CIA, has just been named to head a new branch of Homeland Security – a fast-response group called the NIO. Nike has a chance at redemption and more…if she dares to take it.

Review

This book hits all the high notes that I look forward to in a great read….adventure, political intrigue, espionage and betrayal at the highest levels, action filled scenes that still leave my heart pulsing with adrenaline…a love story that defies all odds…and villains that shake you to the core. Do I recommend this…hell yes!!! Do I want more of Nike….hell yes!!!! I have promptly gone and bought all the other books by this talented author…and express sincere encouragement to other readers to get this fabulousl book! Kudos to Ms. Douglas. Nike is one character I will not forget soon. Cynseer Booklover

From the Inside Flap

The big custom-built Hummers bumped their way through the jungle along the rutted road to the oil fields. It was hardly Callie’s first trip out there but it was the first in such prestigious company. Her father’s boss and some man from the State Department, of all things, traveled with them. It didn’t look as if she’d need the book she had in her backpack, or get the chance to read it.
Oddly enough, it was turning out to be something of an occasion. Originally, they hadn’t planned to bring her along on this trip but she’d just turned eighteen and was due to fly back home to the states in just a few weeks. In less than a month she’d start her first year at Princeton University with a major in international studies. As it happened, Princeton was where both her father’s boss, Tony Gallegos, and the man from the State Department, Phillip Reeves, had attended college. Once her father mentioned it, both men insisted on bringing her along so they could fill her in and trade stories of their time there.
There were several vehicles in the expedition into the jungle where the oilrigs were located, a truck with some of the oil field workers, cars with guards both ahead and behind, another truck carrying supplies and their own Hummer.
Except for the presence of Mr. Reeves, it was a fairly routine trip. Tensions over the oil were rising among some of the more radical groups in the area so he’d come to try to negotiate with them to see if he could smooth the waters a bit.
First, though, he wanted to visit the oil fields. A lot of people were pretty pissed about it and some of them would be even more so if they knew about this trip. Some of them thought that statement said too much about his priorities, that like in Iraq the oil fields were more important to the U.S. than the negotiations. It was the oil that Reeves really cared about.
Callie had even heard some of that kind of talk on the streets among the people she hung out with there, her parkour and free-running friends.
Listening to him on the way out, she couldn’t really argue the point, it was all he talked about, the importance of the oil fields. That was, when he wasn’t talking about Princeton and the bars she had to visit in the towns near the campus once she was there.
So far, though, the trip had gone pretty quietly with the two men trading stories of their days at college. Callie caught an amused and resigned look from her father when the other two men weren’t watching. He gave her a wink and she smothered a grin.
She glanced out the windows at the thick undergrowth that ran so close beside the windows here along the road where the sun could reach and then up at the trees that towered high above them. Branches clattered and scraped against the glass. The sky was cloudy and dark above them, the sunlight of the morning vanishing as the rainy season clouds rolled in. To those who didn’t know the rain forest it was surprisingly cool, the clammy air thick and heavy with moisture. Some folks thought the humidity at home was bad but they’d never been in the jungle in the rainy season.
Both Mr. Gallegos and Mr. Reeves were reminiscing again over their days at college. Callie restrained a sigh, listening with only half an ear. A part of her longed for the book in her backpack. It was a long usually boring trip, broken only by the appearance of an animal or bird erupting out of the brush but now she couldn’t even read or she’d look rude.
The sudden chatter of automatic weapon fire shattered the boredom, the quiet.
Instantly it became a green and scarlet nightmare as bodies shuddered with the impact of bullets, blood sprayed, screams and cries rang out as men fell amid the shouting and confusion.

ROMANTIC PICKS #CONTEMPORARY #SUSPENSE Nike’s Wings by Valerie Douglas

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With all she’d been through and her skills at parkour and freerunning, for the top secret group within the CIA Nike Tallent was the perfect candidate to be trained as the assassin’s assassin. Until she began to ask questions. Questions were dangerous.
All Nike wanted was to be ‘real’ again, whatever real was…
Ty Connor, ex-CIA, has just been named to head a new branch of Homeland Security – a fast-response group called the NIO. Nike has a chance at redemption and moreif she dares to take it.

 

Review

This book hits all the high notes that I look forward to in a great read….adventure, political intrigue, espionage and betrayal at the highest levels, action filled scenes that still leave my heart pulsing with adrenalinea love story that defies all oddsand villains that shake you to the core. Do I recommend thishell yes!!! Do I want more of Nike….hell yes!!!! I have promptly gone and bought all the other books by this talented authorand express sincere encouragement to other readers to get this fabulousl book! Kudos to Ms. Douglas. Nike is one character I will not forget soon. Cynseer Booklover

ROMANTIC PICKS #NEWRELEASE #BARGAIN Nike’s Wings by Valerie Douglas

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With all she’d been through and her skills at parkour and freerunning, for the top secret group within the CIA Nike Tallent was the perfect candidate to be trained as the assassin’s assassin. Until she began to ask questions. Questions were dangerous.
All Nike wanted was to be ‘real’ again, whatever real was…
Ty Connor, ex-CIA, has just been named to head a new branch of Homeland Security – a fast-response group called the NIO. Nike has a chance at redemption and moreif she dares to take it.

Review

This book hits all the high notes that I look forward to in a great read….adventure, political intrigue, espionage and betrayal at the highest levels, action filled scenes that still leave my heart pulsing with adrenalinea love story that defies all oddsand villains that shake you to the core. Do I recommend thishell yes!!! Do I want more of Nike….hell yes!!!! I have promptly gone and bought all the other books by this talented authorand express sincere encouragement to other readers to get this fabulousl book! Kudos to Ms. Douglas. Nike is one character I will not forget soon. Cynseer Booklover