December? Already? Are you sure…?

Hi everyone, it’s so hard to believe that it’s early December already. However I’m happy to say that some major projects that I’ve been involved with all year have come to a happy conclusion (major retaining wall rebuild on river edge of the property). I still have some final paperwork to sign off on but it looks like all is well in that corner. Plus I have written and have back from the editor already – Into the Abyss. A monster of a book at 98k and that’s before editing! Writing the psychic vision books are fun but exhausting. And I’ve got number 10 down on paper! Woot!

Also normally by this time of year I’m stressed to the max and so far behind I can’t see my way clear. And sure I am behind… but I’m refusing to get as stressed about it. 2017 is going to be my year for self care!!! At least I hope so. lol.

Still before the year is over I have a new book that’s just released and have another one coming before the end of the year.  So let’s take a look.

SEALs of Honor: Evan is now available!

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Everyone considered Evan a bit of a wild card. Even Megan.

Little did she know he was carrying the torch for her and all the rest was camouflage.

When she transfers to the West Coast to join the new helicopter division, their lives collide once again.

Another SEAL unit is under attack and needs their help, but when the attackers turn on Megan, she’s the one in danger.

With the enemy closer than they’d like to believe, Megan and Evan struggle to piece together what happened to their friends.

They need to figure it out fast before there are more victims. Starting with them.

SEALs of Honor: Chase is coming on December 27th, then in January of 2017, Into the Abyss will be here! The 11th SEALs of Honor: Brett will be released in early February.  And thankfully – all three are written! Woot.

And if that wasn’t enough, look for a new SEALs series with Levi and his unit as they move on in a new direction. 🙂

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December 27, 2016

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January 17, 2017

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[ cover: SEALS of Honor: BRETT ]
Coming in 2017

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Friday Finds

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romancesuperbundle4-endlessloveRomance Super Bundle 4: Endless Love

by Dale Mayer , Lois Winston writing as Emma Carlyle, Donna Marie Rogers, Amy Gamet, Stacey Joy Netzel, Edie Ramer, Wendy ElyLinda McLaughlin, Ava Bradley, Georgina Lee

Only 99 cents for 10 books!

The USA Today bestselling bundle is back again! From hot Navy SEALS and secret babies to amnesia, small towns and bad guys in pursuit, you’re sure to find all your romance novel favorites in this set of ten full-length novels.

SEALs OF HONOR: MASON, Dale Mayer—Kill or be Killed. Part of an elite SEAL team, Mason takes on the dangerous jobs no one else wants to do – or can do. When he’s on a mission, he’s focused and dedicated. When he’s not, he plays as hard as he fights. Until he meets a woman he can’t have but can’t forget.

FINDING HOPE, Lois Winston (writing as Emma Carlyle)—When Hope lands her dream job, she doesn’t expect to fall for her married boss and keeps her feelings to herself, even after his wife walks out on him and their triplets. Ben finds himself developing feelings for Hope he knows better than to act on, given past mistakes. But three very determined tykes are out to find everyone a happy ending.

NEVER LET ME GO, Donna Marie Rogers—Hannah Porter’s had a crush on Sheriff Chase Lowell since she was a kid, which seems to be the problem—he thinks of her more as a little sister than a romantic interest. But something changes following a robbery at the diner where she works. When Chase makes her safety his personal mission, Hannah makes it her mission to get him to see her in a different light.

STRANDED WITH THE SEAL, Amy Gamet— Former Navy SEAL Trevor “Hawk” Hawkins is on an unsanctioned mission to take down the man who killed his teammate. But when his car careens into another on a snowy mountain road, he finds himself stranded with a beautiful woman who has no memory of her life. The storm outside worsens and passion flares between them, but the woman’s true identity has the power to destroy them both.

AUTUMN WISH, Stacey Joy Netzel—secret baby with a twist…Confirmed bachelor Sam Mallin hasn’t the first clue how to care for the baby girl dropped on his doorstep. When his beautiful neighbor Nikki offers to help, he finds himself falling for both females. Is it possible Nikki’s falling for him, too, or is he just the convenient, ready-made family she so desperately wishes for?

TRUTH ABOUT LOVE & MURDER (Love & Murder Book 1), Edie Ramer—The truth is that life is uncertain. Meg Quinn is co-guardian of her dying best friend’s son along with her friend’s brother, a former Marine. As the couple search for a missing veteran, they find out the truth about life and love … and murder.

SPLIT DECISION, Wendy Ely— Sports reporter Grace Avery is up for a promotion, but only if she gets an interview with the notoriously private, heavy weight champion, Rally Brewer. Grace discovers who Rally is beyond the boxing ring. Little does anyone know, as Grace gets Rally to open up, a two-year-old secret is in jeopardy. Is revealing his secret worth gaining Grace’s love?

LILY AND THE GAMBLER, Linda McLaughlin—Respectability is in the eye of the beholder, or so Lily hopes. After her lover’s death she pretends to be his widow and travels to California to marry a mine owner. Then she meets King Callaway, a charming gambler. King knows he’s found his Queen of Hearts. But can he convince her to take a chance on a foot-loose card sharp? Only Lady Luck knows for sure…

EDGE OF MIDNIGHT, Ava Bradley—A wounded cop, a frightened woman, a desperate race to save a child in danger….Two people adrift in their own personal tragedies join together to save an innocent child from a power-hungry geneticist intent on creating a superior race. A Golden Heart award winner.

DEATH ON THE OCEAN FLOOR, Georgina Lee—Tetra Martin finds her roommate dead in a cave accessible only at low tide…and learns she’s the main suspect. Her only hope is David Haines, her sexy supervisor who keeps her at a distance. But as the tide rises, so does Tetra’s desire for him. Along with the killer’s intent to make Tetra the next victim. USA Today Bestselling author.

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tainTainted

by Christina Phillips

A dangerous love Rome will never allow…

Driven by the knowledge he failed to protect his king, Druid warrior Gawain abandons his gods and vows to destroy the Roman invaders by any means possible.

Nothing and no one is more important than protecting his fellow Druids from the enemy until he meets the beautiful Roman patrician, Antonia. She is everything he’s never wanted in a woman, yet she fascinates him like no other. Despite the danger of discovery he embarks on an illicit liaison with her, determined to uncover the reason for the infinite sorrow that haunts her eyes.

Newly arrived in Britannia from Rome, Antonia is inexplicably drawn to the cold, tough Celt. His touch stirs a passion she long thought died at the hands of her brutal former husband and his unexpected tenderness thaws her frozen heart. But she hides a deadly secret that could be her undoing, and knows her growing feelings for him can lead nowhere. Yet when a shadow from her past threatens her future Antonia is torn between the Empire of her birth and betraying Gawain, the man she’s grown to love.

Previously published in 2013

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chipHot Chips & Sand

by Mary Hughes

Contemporary romance. Fun and hot.

The sand is hot; the love is hotter.
Preorder at 99 cents now! Will go up to $2.99 on or after release on December 5, 2016.

When American Skyler Johnston is kidnapped, she manages a heart-pounding escape, only to be cornered in the hotel room of a lithe, enigmatic man. The kidnappers burst into the room, but the man hides Skyler by covering her body with his—and kissing her. Her kidnappers are thrown long enough for the man, known only as Cliff, to race Skyler through narrow streets and hide her on a boat going home.

Skyler thinks her troubles are over, but Cliff is really Sir Humphrey Hawkesclyffe, genius inventor of the next gen supercomputer. He’s zeroed in on Skyler—he says for heading his software development team, business only. But as they work together, Skyler starts to fall for the lonely boy genius who’s become a rugged man of action.

He seems to fall for her, too—at least their sizzling kisses suggest more than simple chemistry. But is Cliff just mixing pleasure with his business? And then the kidnappers come back for round two…but it’s not Skyler they’ve come for this time.

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adAdam (Farraday Country Book 1

by Chris Keniston

Welcome to Farraday Country, a twist on the favorite 7 Brides for 7 Brothers theme set in cattle-ranching west Texas, with all the friends, family and fun that fans have come to expect from USA TODAY Bestselling author Chris Keniston.

On a barren road in the pre-dawn hours, Adam Farraday, the oldest of seven siblings, happens upon a disabled sports car and an angel in white searching for a disappearing dog. What is it about this secretive redheaded beauty that intrigues him as no woman has before?

After learning her fiancé’s true nature minutes before her wedding, Meg O’Brien drives as fast and as far away from her world as she can. Stranded with no money, and nowhere to go, the city girl must learn to fit in to small town life and all its quirky trappings. Too bad falling in love with her handsome rescuer is not an option.

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dowRomance Down Under: New Zealand Romance Starter Set

by Tracey Alvarez

Read the first two full-length, standalone romance novels from USA Today bestselling author Tracey Alvarez’s Due South and Far North series.

In Too Deep (Due South Book #1)
Two hearts. A second chance. Everything on the line…
Ryan “West” Westlake belongs on the island. It’s in his blood and who he is. Nobody can deny that. When Piper Harland walked out of his life years ago, West let her go. He’d never stand in the way of a woman and her dreams. But now that she’s back, their past smacks him right in the face. With tempers flared and desires heightened, West just might realize what he lost so long ago.
Second chances, vacation romance, small town romance, first love, New Zealand romance, island romance, diving, police officer, big family.

Hide Your Heart (Far North Book #1)
Lauren Taylor has returned to her rural New Zealand hometown, having cut all ties with her past as a former model. Nate Fraser, a burned-out photojournalist, plans to fix up the property next door and sell it as a celebrity retreat. As passion ignites, Lauren must trust Nate not only with her secrets, but with her heart—before her safe haven is exposed and she can no longer hide in the shadows.
Small town romance, New Zealand romance, summer romance, beach romance, single mom.

Fall in love with these authentic heroes and heroines trying to find their special someone—then read the other standalone books to discover the friends and family who stumble into a once-in-a-lifetime love themselves.

300+ 5-star Amazon reviews on these titles individually.

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Friday Finds

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retreatRanch’s Retreat (River’s End Ranch Book 6)

by Kirsten Osbourne

Discover River’s End Ranch, a gorgeous “destination ranch and resort” in Riston, Idaho, that is run by the six Weston siblings and their well-meaning, semi-retired parents. Five bestselling Western romance authors have created a world like no other–full of fun outside activities, a huge family in need of love, and side characters you will never forget. A world where our characters learn, laugh, and love.

Kaya Taylor lived a simple, quiet life. As a single romance writer, she spent most of her time alone, except for her online friends. Going on a writer’s retreat to some huge destination ranch in Idaho sounded like a dream come true. She would get to spend time with a couple of her closest friends, be in new surroundings, and maybe even learn to ride a horse. On her first night on the ranch, she saw Glen and knew her heart would always belong to him.

Glen Johnson had a plan. He was only a few months from getting his doctorate, and then he was going to turn his uncle’s old ranch he’d inherited into an equine therapy center for autistic children. He’d been working toward the goal for years, and nothing and no one would derail him from it. When he met Kaya, he felt an immediate connection, but he couldn’t let it change his plans. Would Glen be able to make changes to the life plan he’d made for himself? Or would they both spend the rest of their lives aching for the love they lost?

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romancingRomancing Christmas: Volume 2

by Dale Mayer, Sandy Loyd & 5 more authors

From sweet to spicy, friends to lovers, from cowboys to babies and puppies, this holiday anthology from 7 of today’s hottest romance authors has something for everyone. Toss in some unconventional romances and fairy godmothers—and, of course, some hunky military heroes—and you’ve got a Christmas collection that will warm the heart on even the coldest night.

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letLet Your Heart be Light (The Kelly Brothers Book 8)

by Crista McHugh

99 cents until 12/1

All Maureen Kelly wants for Christmas is a full house. Unfortunately, now that her seven sons have all found the women of their dreams, they’re too busy to come home for the holidays. If it wasn’t for the attention of a good family friend, she would’ve completely given up on the joy of the season.

Rupert Bates has been in love with Maureen for nearly twenty years, before he had any right to have such feelings for her. He’s given her five years to grieve her late husband, all the while gathering the courage to confess his feelings to her. Bit by bit, the magic of the holidays draws them closer, and she begins to return his affection. But will falling in love with his boss lead to delight or heartache?

This is a Kelly Brothers novella and takes place after Here All Along

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shortShort-Order Sheriff (River’s End Ranch Book 1)

by Kirsten Osbourne

Discover River’s End Ranch, a gorgeous “destination ranch and resort” in Riston, Idaho, that is run by the six Weston siblings and their well-meaning, semi-retired parents. Five bestselling Western romance authors have created a world like no other–full of fun outside activities, a huge family in need of love, and side characters you will never forget. A world where our characters learn, laugh, and love

Kelsi Weston, the youngest of six siblings, loves life. She has a job she adores, is surrounded by people she loves, and gets to work with people she cares about. If only she could keep cooks in the café she manages, life would be perfect. When her long-time boyfriend announces he’s leaving town for a new job on the same day her cook leaves with no notice, she does what she always does. She handles it.
Sheriff Shane Clapper has loved Kelsi for years, going to her café for lunch every day simply so he can see her. When he hears she’s broken up with her boyfriend, he immediately goes to the café to make his move. Why let grass grow under his feet? He knows what he wants, and he plans to get it! Will the sheriff be able to convince Kelsi she would be happier with him? Or will she give into her mother’s demands to date the man picked out for her?

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Holidays and Hallmark movies

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is watching all the movies, new and old, during the annual Countdown to Christmas on the Hallmark Channel. I love, love, love romantic comedies. Plus, watching the Christmas rom-coms has become a fun tradition that my mom and I do every year.

And you know what? They can be educational too. For all you writers out there, many of the Hallmark movies contain good examples of various romance tropes and story points.

Snow BrideOne of my favorite Hallmark movies is Snow Bride. It’s about Greta Kaine, a tabloid reporter, who is assigned to get some dirt/gossip on the prestigious Tannenhill family. Greta drives up to the Tannenhill estate, but she gets caught in a snowstorm. To keep warm, she puts on a wedding dress that belongs to her friend. Ben Tannenhill rescues Greta from the storm, thinking that she’s a runaway bride who got lost in the snow (hence the name of the movie).

So that’s the meet-cute, one of the first elements in many romances.

Of course, Greta doesn’t tell Ben that she’s a reporter, and she meets his family, including Jared, his brother, who is now dating Claire, Ben’s ex-girlfriend. Naturally, Ben is surprised by this turn of events, so he says that Greta is his new girlfriend. Greta sees this as a chance to get her story, so of course she goes along with it.

So now we have even more conflict and drama, along with a fake-relationship-that-turns-real plotline. That’s one of my favorite romance tropes. Plus, Claire is a really nasty villain, who is determined to become a Tannenhill no matter what it takes.

Of course, the black moment, or low point of the story, comes when Ben finds out that Greta is a tabloid reporter. But I don’t think that it’s too much of a spoiler to say that the couple winds up happily ever after in the end.

A Princess for ChristmasI also really like the royal-themed Hallmark movies, like A Princess for Christmas, A Royal Christmas, and Crown for Christmas. Like Snow Bride, those all have a lot of good conflict and drama, as you have the culture clash of ordinary people getting swept up in the royal world. Plus, the commoner-falls-in-love-with-a-prince is another one of my favorite romance tropes.

Also, in these movies and pretty much all the other Hallmark ones, the locations, decorations, and costumes are really lovely.

I’m looking forward to re-watching these movies, as well as checking out the new ones for this year. If you need a break from all the holiday hustle and bustle or just want to think about story elements and how they go together, you might want to check out some of these movies. You can’t beat fun and educational, right? 🙂

What about you guys? Do you watch any of the holiday Hallmark movies? What are some of your favorite holiday movies?

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Friday Finds

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deDeadly Attraction: SCVC Taskforce (SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Series Book 6)

by Misty Evans

**A portion of the proceeds of this story will go to dog rescue organizations! Sign up for my newsletter at misty@readmistyevans.com or follow my Facebook Author page (https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMistyEvans) to track how much we raise!

A wildfire out of control…

His twin brother is dead and the only way National Intelligence officer, Mitch Holden, is going to make it through the holidays is by staying focused on his latest SCVC Taskforce investigation—catching a homegrown terrorist with a penchant for arson. The terrorist has started a wildfire eating up thousands of acres of forest and putting dozens of people in danger. When Mitch is pulled off that assignment to play bodyguard to a sexy forensic psychologist who sees past all his defenses, he ends up in the middle of a personal wildfire that’s as out of control as the one burning around the two of them.

A killer on the loose…

The trial that should have made her career cost Dr. Emma Collins everything—her home, her future, the baby that was growing inside her after she testified against famous actor Chris Goodsman, debunking his insanity defense and sending him to prison for murder. Rebuilding her life in the aftermath, Emma now rescues horses, dogs, and juvenile delinquents, and there’s no way she’s heading to a safe house because Chris Goodsman has escaped. She refuses to let anyone terrorize her or destroy her life again. But when a smart-talking, irresistible federal agent shows up insisting he has to protect her, she realizes her new bodyguard needs a bit of therapy. Good thing taking in lost causes happens to be her specialty.

Two people filled with grief may get burned…

Trapped at the ranch by the wildfire, Mitch and Emma explore a searing attraction, but soon discover they’re not alone. A killer has joined them—one who will do anything to get revenge and isn’t afraid to take out anyone who gets in his way.

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removRemoving the Mask (Bayou Bounty Hunters Book 4)

by Melanie Atkins

Cherry Anne Starr, a female bail bondsman, upset after her fiancé dumps her, soon learns that he wasn’t the man he had claimed to be and that he had disappeared with much more than just her dignity. Suddenly penniless and about to be homeless, she turns to a prickly PI for help.

Levi Walker has his own secrets to hide. Secrets that entwine with Cherry’s and almost get them both killed. Their search for the man who betrayed her leads them down a dark path and forces them to face the truth about themselves and each other.

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evanSEALs of Honor: Evan

by Dale Mayer

Everyone considered Evan a bit of a wild card. Even Megan. Little did she know he was carrying the torch for her and all the rest was camouflage.

When she transfers to the West Coast to join the new helicopter division, their lives collide once again.

Another SEAL unit is under attack and needs their help, but when the attackers turn on Megan, she’s the one in danger.

With the enemy closer than they’d like to believe, Megan and Evan struggle to piece together what happened to their friends.

They need to figure it out fast before there are more victims. Starting with them.

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coopSeals of Honor, Book 6: Cooper

by Dale Mayer

**In celebration of the release of SEALs of Honor: Evan, Seals of Honor: Cooper is on sale until the November 22nd for only 99 cents. If you don’t have a copy this is a great time to pick one up!**

The doctor saved Cooper’s life and his sanity — but she stole his heart.

Being a SEAL means everything to Cooper, so when the doctor who saved his life is kidnapped, he’s the first to volunteer for the mission.

Dr. Sasha Childs has devoted her life to helping others — until she finds out her husband is helping himself to her best friend. Disillusioned, she volunteers her medical skills to a Syrian refugee camp crying out for medical aid.

She’s completely unaware that a war is brewing around her — until she’s caught in the middle of it…

Cooper has his hands full rescuing Sasha from foreign hands the first time, but when the war comes home, it becomes damn near impossible to keep her safe a second time.

He’s been blessed with one miracle in his life, now he needs a second one — before the woman he loves becomes a casualty of war…

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markedMarked for Murder (Keller County Cops Book 1)

by Melanie Atkins

Detective Jonah McKee reels with disbelief when his vindictive ex-wife leaves their rowdy three-year-old son on his doorstep and runs off to Hollywood. How in the world will he manage to juggle his duties as a detective with caring for the boy?

He’s still attempting to adapt when a beautiful amnesia victim is injured by a vicious serial murderer. Or was she?

Ellen Robinson wakes up in the hospital and flounders until she finally remembers her real name is Brooke Wilson. Then she recalls the name of the man trying to kill her, and that he did kill her unborn child, and the terrifying memory sends her on the run.

Jonah is forced to hide his son and go with her in order to protect her, and along the way they fall in love.

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Everything Old Is New Again

sweetMy husband and I plan on moving sometime next year. This is not sudden. We’ve been talking about this for the last couple years. We’ll be downsizing, and we’ve already started to get rid of items we don’t need. My husband is doing better than I am, and it’s especially hard for me to give away books. Though I’ve given bags of books to my sister-in-law, the library, and even to GoodWill, I’ve kept many more. I can’t tell you how many that I’ve ended up reading again … and then keeping. Some are so old that the pages are turning yellow. And I still read them.

Just a couple weeks ago, I read Sweet Starfire by Jayne Castle, aka Jayne Ann Krentz. It’s been years since I’ve read it, and I could barely remember the story. That made it all the sweeter. It was very good, and I could tell a difference in her writing now. Both styles – then and now – are great, and as a writer, I enjoyed the differences. (The book is under the JAK name now.)

I still love this book!

I still love this book!

A couple days ago, I read an old book by Mary Balogh. This book I couldn’t even remember reading. Maybe my life was so busy at the time I bought it that I whizzed through the pages, instead of treasuring the words. Whatever the reason, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

Other books that I plan on reading again are by Dick Francis, Dorothy Gilmore, Dashiell Hammett, Loretta Chase, Anne McCaffrey, and many more. I’m still reading new books by new authors, but it’s a joy to read books by authors I’ve discovered through the years. Like seeing an old friend, and appreciating the friend even more after all the years.

What favorite authors would you love to read again?

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Friday Finds

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girlsThe Lost Girls: A Novel (Lucy Kincaid Novels)

by Allison Brennan

BOOK ELEVEN
LUCY KINCAID SERIES
Release Date: November 1, 2016

Photojournalist Siobhan Walsh has been searching for two sisters who disappeared two years ago in Mexico, so when she receives a call from a priest in Texas about an abandoned baby holding a locket with her name, she calls her friends in the FBI for help. The infant obviously belongs to one of the sisters, but how did she end up in Texas? And why did she abandon her newborn?

Lucy Kincaid and her mentor, Supervisory Special Agent Noah Armstrong, track the missing girls and uncover a human-trafficking organization that leads to a seedy underworld in which nothing is as it seems. The bad guys seem to stay two steps ahead of them, leaving behind a trail of dead bodies and Lucy with more questions than answers.

Meanwhile Lucy’s fiance Sean Rogan has a crisis of his own. An old girlfriend returns with shocking news: not only does Sean have a son, but Jesse and his step-father have disappeared. The last thing Sean wants to do is leave Lucy when she’s investigating a horrific case, but his son is in grave danger. Torn between an impossible choice, he makes a decision that has far-reaching consequences for Sean, Lucy, and everything they hold dear.

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whispDark Whispers: Thirteen Paranormal Romances with Seductive Vampires, Sexy Shifters, Dominating Witches, & Wicked Things That Hide In The Shadows…

by S.E. Babin (Author), Eileen Cruz Coleman (Author), K. De Long (Author), Josie Jax(Author), Joanne Wadsworth (Author), Megan J. Parker (Author), Decadent Kane (Author), Mary Hughes (Author), K.N. Lee (Author), Shelley Munro (Author), Tasha Gwartney (Author), Melanie Tomlin (Author), Nicole Morgan

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Something wicked hides in the shadows. Seductive vampires, sexy-as-hell shifters, dominating witches, and possessive alpha bad boys will make your heart stutter. After one taste of their delicious wickedness you’ll start to crave the dark! These sexy tales will seduce you, take your breath away, and melt your kindle. You will not read anything else that is quite so wickedly delicious.

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scareRunning Scared: An LCR Elite Novel

by Christy Reece

To Have A Future, They Must Face The Past Together

Riley Ingram escaped hell, taking secrets with her that could get her killed. As an Elite operative for Last Chance Rescue, Riley’s single-minded focus is on saving others from a similar fate. A survivor of unspeakable horror, she hides behind a cool mask of indifference, vowing to never let her guard down again.

A family tragedy brought Justin Kelly to LCR. Saving lives and protecting others is a way of life for him. The phenomenal connection he shares with his intensely private LCR partner surprises everyone but Justin. He knows that beneath Riley’s icy façade is a warm, caring woman with tremendous depth.

When the past comes calling, colliding with the present, the LCR duo have no choice but to face it together. Relying on each other’s strength and courage, they’ll work to destroy one of the most horrific monsters LCR has ever faced.

But some secrets can’t stay hidden. And sometimes plans fall apart. It’ll take every bit of their grit and fortitude for Riley and Justin to stay alive to have the future together they’re just now realizing they want more than anything.

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guestThe Guestbook (Madrona Island Series 1)

by Andrea Hurst

EVERYONE REMEMBERS THEIR FIRST LOVE…
BUT SOMETIMES IT’S THE SECOND LOVE THAT LASTS

This book weaves together the heart of Nicholas Sparks, the romance of Nora Roberts,   and the charm of Debbie Macomber.

Fleeing her picture-perfect marriage among the privileged set of Brentwood and the wreckage of a failed marriage, Lily Parkins decides to move to the only place that still holds happy memories, her grandmother’s old farmhouse. The lush and majestic setting of the Pacific Northwest calls to her and offers a place of refuge and perhaps renewal. Her grandmother has passed away, leaving the Madrona Island Bed & Breakfast Inn to Lily.

Left with only an old guestbook as her guide-a curious book full of letters, recipes, and glimpses into her family history-Lily is determined to embrace her newfound independence and recreate herself, one page at a time. With the help of the quirky island residents she has befriended, she slowly finds the strength to seek out happiness on her own terms. But as soon as she has sworn off men and is standing on her own two feet, Lily meets Ian, the alluring artist who lives next door, and her new life is suddenly thrown off course. The last thing she wants to do right now is to open her heart to another man.

Ultimately, Lily must decide if it’s worth giving up her soul for security or risking everything to follow her heart in this romantic love story.

The Guestbook
is the first book in the Madrona Island Series. andreahurst-author.com. Also available Tea & Comfort, book two, and Island Thyme Cafe, book three.

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What Day is Today?

Back in my IT days, I was known as the Volvo Goddess. I worked with a marketing database of a famous car company who shall remain nameless, but whose cars regularly passed the 100K mile mark even back in the bad old 80s (when cars were just starting to come out of the rustbucket gas-guzzling phase).

Now you may not know this, but car model years actually start in fall of the year before. So 2017 models will have released already, and 2018 is on the drawing board. For marketing, since we had to get ahead of the selling curve, this often mean I was dealing with the next year in June.

Sometimes I dated my checks that way.  You remember checks, the paper things we used instead of cash before debit cards, lol.

It was always a relief when January finally came. On the plus side, I never made a mistake dating checks with the old year.

Writing is a lot like that. I sit here on a rainy September day, the window open to 68 F temps, writing a post that will go live in November when it will almost certainly be 30s or low 40s. Working on a book that won’t be due until December, and will probably release in 2017 but maybe as late as 2018. A book that’s set in October. Still marketing a book that released in August of 2016.Thinking about plots for an April Fools short story.

I am in such trouble if I ever get in an accident. When the EMT asks, “What day is today?” I won’t know.

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Vampire in Charge is now available!

Hi everyone!

We’re heading into beautiful fall weather with the Halloween now over and Christmas coming up in 7 weeks! Before then I have 2 new releases – SEALs of Honor: Evan on November 15th and SEALs of Honor: Chase on December 27th!

But As the year comes to a close, I have finally brougth a 10 book series to a close as well. The Family Blood Ties series was started for my daughter. Now 10 books later, she’s almost 20 and the series is 5 years old! I might do more with the characters down the road but fro the moment this is the exciting conclusion to the series!

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The Family Blood Ties continues to this 10th and final installment of this vampire versus vampire saga.

She thought she had it all solved.

Tessa’s had a hell of a time tracking down the blood farm bosses. And it’s not over yet. Just when she thinks she has it solved, it unravels all over again.

She should be taking the last of the enemy captive and tying up the final ends. Instead, it appears there’s one more secret to uncover — and when she does, it’s a doozy.

Cody is desperate to have this mess over with and have Tessa all to himself. But as the secrets start to unravel, the craziness gets worse.

Can they trust anyone? Or does everyone have something to hide?

Watch the stunning conclusion unfold as Tessa, Cody, and the whole gang finally get to the bottom of the blood farms.

For those of you who love to see covers, here are the next 3 releases. Coming soon is SEALs of Honor: Evan, followed by SEALs of Honor: Chase and in January of 2017, Into the Abyss will be here!

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November 15, 2016

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December 27, 2016

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January 17, 2017

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Friday Finds

Welcome to Friday Finds! We would love your input for discounted books, free books, book recommendations or new releases and book contests (where books are the prize). Feel free to submit through our Friday Finds Submission Form. The cut-off is Wednesday for that Friday’s post, and please make sure that the offers you are submitting will be running that Friday. Please check the deals mentioned in this post before buying, as some may have expired. Thanks!

99c BOOKS

wishWish in One Hand

by B.E. Sanderson

Jo Mayweather has one mission – to save her fellow genies from those three little wishes. A supernatural killer has other ideas, and now she’s not sure if she can even save herself.

‘Be careful what you wish for.’

In hindsight, Jo Mayweather should’ve taken those words seriously back in 1926. Of course, spoiled brat, flapper-girl that she was, Jo probably would’ve made the not-so-clever wish that turned her into a genie anyway.

Being endowed with phenomenal power may have its perks but, for the most part, life’s been a pain in her tiny hiney. After running into a ‘slash first, ask questions never’ genie, her problems only worsen. Some demented thing is making wishes that can’t be granted and djinn are dying. Now, instead of freeing her brethren from their bonds, Jo has a killer to neutralize.

If she’d kept her mouth shut ninety years ago, she wouldn’t be in this mess. But she’s got a job to do despite some reject from a bad B-movie trying to ruin everything she’s worked so hard for. Too bad this time doing her job might get her killed.

Or worse—enslaved again.

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threeAlmost Perfect: Three Volume Collection

by Jackie Weger

Special Offer: 99c through December 31, 2016.

Three men, seductive as sin and living single meet three strong women passionate about life, love, and family who will change their lives forever.

No Perfect Fate: The day Cleo Anderson parks her Play-Mor in a small fish camp on the banks of the Suwannee River, her arrival draws the curious attention of eleven year old, Katie. Beautiful, yet shy, Cleo seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until Katie draws her into reluctant relationships with her godfather, Fletcher, and the plain-spoken elderly camp owner. Despite her reserve, Cleo soon becomes attached to the close-knit community of campers. Even as Cleo begins to overcome her reserve, she struggles with an inner voice and a past that haunts her and won’t let go.

No Perfect Secret: Betrayed thrice over by her husband, Anna believes her imploded life will right itself if only she buys a dog. Investigator Frank Caburn has other ideas. He already owns a dog. Man to the bone and manufacturing testosterone like Frito Lay does chips, all he wants is to fall in love and be done with it. But how to tell Anna without tripping over a layer of secrets is beyond him. Adding to Caburn’s woe are his elderly bosses–both of whom who plan to keep their jobs until the Rapture or the sun burns out–whichever comes last, a cross-dressing dominatrix with OCD, a purple haired hacker on parole, and Anna’s back-stabbing mother-in-law. Falling in love has never been more difficult.

No Perfect Destiny: Leah Spencer lives in the present until a past she has outrun imperils her future. An investigation into missing funds at work threatens all she holds dear. Detective Leo Garvey has her in his sights as the number one suspect and more. Leah knows she must be careful, that nothing good could come from Leo’s attraction. Leo doesn’t see it her way. If he proves her guilty, he loses. If innocent, he wins. Yet, convincing Leah the past can only be escaped by embracing something better seems to fall on deaf ears. While Leo works to uncover the truth, Leah determines it will never surface.

The single titles in this collection have an aggregate of above 475 reviews. 

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51vjpflqkblDark Whispers: Thirteen Paranormal Romances with Seductive Vampires, Sexy Shifters, Dominating Witches, & Wicked Things That Hide In The Shadows…

by Various

$0.99 GOING UP MONDAY to $2.99

Check out this epic line up of New York Times, USA Today, International, and Amazon Bestselling Authors.

Something wicked hides in the shadows. Seductive vampires, sexy-as-hell shifters, dominating witches, and possessive alpha bad boys will make your heart stutter. After one taste of their delicious wickedness you’ll start to crave the dark! These sexy tales will seduce you, take your breath away, and melt your kindle. You will not read anything else that is quite so wickedly delicious.

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FREE BOOKS

countCount the Roses

by Jackie Weger

Betrayed and jilted, Jennifer Dewitt finds solace in a new job and new city. 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, mouthy and independent. He soon discovers the line between pride and love is as whisper thin as a fine silk thread.

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koasKiss of a Stranger (Lost Coast Harbor, book 1)

by Lily Danes and Eve Kincaid

A woman who’s sworn off bad boys…

Maddie Palmer lost everything when her ex-husband betrayed her. She was strong enough to rebuild her life from scratch, but she learned the hard way  that some men cannot be trusted. Her life is safe and stable, just what she wanted—until she lays eyes on a dangerously sexy ex-con.

An ex-con out for revenge…

Gabriel Reyes lost six years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. He’s out of prison, but he won’t be free until he ruins the man who set him up. To clear his name, he’ll seduce the straight-laced woman who works for the enemy. The plan will work…unless he falls for the woman whose icy shell conceals hidden fires.

While they fight their growing passion, Gabe and Maddie discover that Lost Coast Harbor is a town full of secrets and lies…but none are more dangerous than the lies they’ve told themselves. Can they overcome their pasts and risks their hearts one more time?

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51zkbvtairlPets in Space: Cats, Dogs, and Other Worldly Creatures

by S.E Smith, Susan Grant, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Alexis Glynn Latner, Lea Kirk, Carysa Locke

Even an alien needs a pet…

Join the adventure as nine pet loving sci-fi romance authors take you out of this world and pull you into their action-packed stories filled with suspense, laughter, and romance. The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they touch. Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically-engineered creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same after their pets decide to get involved. Can the animals win the day or will the stars shine just a little less brightly?

New York Times, USA TODAY, Award Winning, and Best selling authors have eight original, never-released stories and one expanded story giving readers nine amazing adventures that will capture your imagination and help a worthy charity. Come join us as we take you on nine amazing adventures that will change the way you look at your pet!

10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

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