My Interview with Anya Summers

  1. Where do you get the ideas for your stories?

I get them from all over from songs to people watching at the airport to visiting a museum. There’s not one particular place or thing that triggers the inspiration for a story. They tend to originate from all walks of life.

  1. What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on the eighth book in this series, Her Wired Dom.

  1. How far do you plan ahead?

With my busy writing schedule, I tend to plan pretty far ahead in advance. For instance, my 2017 writing schedule is almost completely on the books.

 4. What did you want to be when you were a child?

I wanted to be an astronaut and explore outer space. I thought that had to be the coolest job ever, at least until I discovered how much math you need. My dream was dashed by the ripe old age of ten.

  1. What is your writing routine like?

When I’m getting ready to begin a new book, first I construct a loose chapter by chapter outline. Then I write the first draft from start to finish with no editing. I do a ton of sprinting to get the draft completed. Once I have the initial manuscript, I go back through from start to finish editing and fleshing out scenes. 

  1. Describe the genre of this particular title, and is the only genre you write in?

Love Me, Master Me is an Erotic Romance and the sixth book in the Dungeon Fantasy Club Series. I also write urban fantasy and paranormal romance under the name, Maggie Mae Gallagher

  1. Tell us about your hero. Give us one of his strengths and one of his weaknesses.

Bastian Dean is an Australian rocker from Perth and a Dominant. As a member of the Dungeon Fantasy Club, he keeps his liaisons to submissives within the club. He’s supremely loyal and will go to the ends of the earth for those he cares for. However, when it comes to romance and love, he has been more the love them and leave them type out of a fear of commitment.

  1. Tell us about your heroine. Give us one of her strengths and one of her weaknesses.

Delilah Gregory is an opera superstar and submissive with the Dungeon Fantasy Club. She does whatever is necessary for those she loves. Although, she tends to lack confidence when it comes to men and feeling worthy of affection from the opposite sex. 

lovememasterme-small-copyLOVE ME, MASTER ME (The Dungeon Fantasy Club, Book 6)

Delilah Gregory is an opera superstar, enchanting the world with her soaring voice and voluptuous form. When her long-time friend, Declan, asks her to perform at his wedding, she can’t refuse, and heads to Mullardoch Manor in Scotland. She’s looking forward to finding a Dom to play with while she’s there, although with the demands of her career, and still recovering from her ex’s betrayal, the last thing on earth she’s looking for is an actual relationship.

Bastian Dean is a rock star, playing to sold-out stadiums worldwide. His bedroom tastes have always been on the wild side, and the only way he can find satisfaction is when he has a bound submissive begging for his touch. Unlike most rock stars, he keeps his dalliances to bona fide members of the Dungeon Fantasy Club – and as far away from the tabloids as possible. When he meets the ethereal beauty Delilah at the manor, Bastian is determined to enjoy the beautiful, submissive woman’s bounty.

Delilah is stunned by the ecstasy she finds within Bastian’s arms. She doesn’t even like the man much – aside from what he can make her feel even as he disciplines her bare bottom. But despite her misgivings about him, what starts out as a bit of fun and play in the dungeon soon turns into a relationship, where Delilah finds herself healing under Bastian’s passionate touch.

When the demands of her career and a threat from her past intervene, Bastian must use every note in his arsenal to convince Delilah that theirs is a duet worth singing. But can she be convinced to trust him with her heart?

Publisher’s Note: While this is the sixth book in the Dungeon Fantasy Club series, it – like all the others – can be enjoyed as a standalone. This story contains explicit erotic and BDSM scenes, so if such material is likely to offend you, please do not read it.

Available at: Amazon, All Romance Ebooks, Blushing Books

About Anya Summers

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

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Don’t miss these exciting titles by Anya Summers and Blushing Books!

Dungeon Fantasy Club Series

Her Highland Master, Book 1
To Master and Defend, Book 2
Two Doms for Kara, Book 3
His Driven Domme, Book 4
Her Country Master, Book 5

Love Me, Master Me, Book 6, September 16, 2016
Submit To Me, Book 7, October 15, 2016
Her Wired Dom, Book 8, November 14, 2016

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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!


markusSEALs of Honor: Markus

by Dale Mayer

The 7th book in the ever popular SEALs of Honor series is coming in late September. This is Markus and Bree’s story.

Love hurts. Markus lost someone he loved, and for a long time, he’s been dead inside.
Now he spends his life in service to others as he slowly pulls himself together, but he’ll never be the same. And then he meets Bree…
Lost and alone and in trouble, Bree wonders how her life has become such a mess. After coming so close to dying, she’s eager to explore and enjoy the life she almost lost. Getting kidnapped and then escaping into the wilderness of Alaska was not in the plan.

But someone knows she’s seen and heard too much. He can’t afford to let her live. Her second chance is about to be shattered…

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ameliaAmelia (The Brides of San Francisco Book 5)

by Cynthia Woolf

Amelia James grew up performing on the stage. Her stunning voice made her the darling of New York’s theater district since she was fifteen. She’s never been more than an asset to her mother, never been just a woman to the young up-and-coming men who want to use her to advance their own careers. Amelia loves to sing, but is willing to give up fame, fortune and her future on the stage for just one thing…love. Convinced she’ll never find what she needs in New York, she makes the daring decision to leave her life behind and travel to the other side of the country as a mail order bride in San Francisco where she won’t be anything more than a wife, where her future husband will look into her eyes and see her heart.

Wealthy prospector Phillip Dumont learned how to take care of himself from a very young age. With his father’s death, his mother decided to follow her dream and she abandoned her family when he was eighteen years old. Phillip raised a house full of younger siblings on his own. Now, his youngest sibling, his sister, is in need of a woman’s touch. Phillip knows he’ll never trust a woman enough to give her his heart, and decides a mail order bride will provide a soft touch for his sister and keep the gold-digging women at bay.

But Phillip is in for a shock. He is instantly attracted to his new wife and tempted to trust her with more than his name. No matter how vehemently Phillip demands obedience from his wife, his sister and his heart, not one will listen. When an old partner seeking revenge comes for his bride, will Phillip be able to see beyond the secrets of her past to save his family?

Steam Level Rating – semi-sweet

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homeHome of the Brave (Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries Book 9)

by Donna Ball

The Fourth of July in the Smoky Mountain community of Hanover County, North Carolina means parades, picnics and fireworks. For dog trainer Raine Stockton and her high-spirited golden retriever Cisco it also means a chance to show off their repertoire of tracking, agility and obedience skills at Camp Bowser Wowser, a weekend retreat for dogs and kids less than an hour from home.

But there’s a new dog in town, and Raine and Cisco find themselves unexpectedly upstaged by a flashy K-9 addition to the sheriff’s department. Belgian Malinois Nike and her handler, Jolene, are part of a new government-funded program for law-enforcement agencies, and though Raine admires Nike’s talent almost as much as she resents Jolene’s arrogance, she can’t help wondering why the Department of Homeland Security would send such an expensive gift to their sleepy little mountain community.

Sheriff Buck Lawson has his hands full with an upcoming election, a bizarre murder, and a special appearance by a celebrity politician at the Fourth of July parade, and he is not about to look a gift horse—or dog—in the mouth. But when things go horribly wrong at Camp Bowser Wowser, the scattered puzzle pieces begin to form a terrifying picture. In a desperate battle against an enemy whose face they can’t even see, Raine, Jolene, Cisco, Nike and Buck must work together and reach for depths of courage they never knew they had to defend their way of life, and save the lives of those they love.

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kissKiss a Girl in the Rain (Take a Chance, Book 1)

by Nancy Warren

In this sexy, humorous contemporary romance, a lost dog brings together a wealthy drifter and a small town doctor and changes all their lives forever.

Evan Chance is a man out to complete the bucket list he made as a kid, starting with ride a motorcycle across America. Caitlyn Sorenson is the sexy country doctor standing in his way. Or is she the dream he’s been searching for?

Evan’s Amazing Life List
1.Ride a motorcycle across America
2.Kiss a girl in the rain
3.Swim in every ocean…

When Evan Chance gives up a successful corporate law career to tackle the bucket list he wrote when he was twelve, he has no idea where the road will lead him.

Caitlyn Sorenson is a happily settled small town doctor. When a sexy drifter rolls into town after a motorcycle accident leaves him stranded in Miller’s Pond for a few days with the homeliest dog ever, she can smell trouble even as she’s drawn to a man who is only passing through town.

But some scorching hot nights and a blooming tenderness mean two people will have to face up to the challenges of love.

From USA Today Bestselling Author Nancy Warren comes the first in an exciting new series of sexy, humorous romances about a family named Chance.

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Guest blog: Julie Ann Walker on writing romantic suspense

Julie Ann Walker Author PhotoToday, I’m pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author Julie Ann Walker to Magical Musings. Julie is the author of the Black Knights Inc. and Deep Six romantic suspense series. Take it away, Julie:

Jennifer: Welcome, Julie! Please tell readers about your new book, Devil and the Deep.

Julie: Hi Jennifer!  Thanks so much for having me on Magical Musing.  What a treat!  Devil and the Deep is packed full of all the good things: action, adventure, madness, mayhem, and steamy hot lovin’ — natch.  Set on the remote Dry Tortugas National Park islands, and inside the crumbling ruins of Fort Jefferson, readers are taken on a rollercoaster ride that encompasses traitorous relatives, the nefarious machinations of OPEC, a botched kidnapping, and so, so much more!

Jennifer: This is the second book in your Deep Six romantic suspense series. Can you tell us a little about the series?

DEVIL AND THE DEEP - coverJulie: Six men.  One sunken Spanish galleon.  Millions of gold and silver coins lying in wait on the ocean floor.  And a past that refuses to let the guys of Deep Six Salvage forget the Navy SEAL motto that the only easy day was yesterday…  The series arc follows the hunt for, and excavation of, the legendary ghost ship, but each novel has its own suspense arc.  So no cliffhangers.

Jennifer: What appeals to you about the romantic suspense genre?

Julie: To me, romantic suspense is the meshing of many genres.  It has all the sexual tension of a good romance, the who-done-it of a good mystery, and the action and adventure of a good thriller.  So, like I said above, it’s all the good things rolled into one, which makes it a blast to write.

Jennifer: What inspired you to write the Deep Six series?

Julie: I read a book about Mel Fisher and the raising of the treasure of the Atocha, a bounty worth over 400 million dollars.  I fell in love with the allure of sunken treasure and the romance of treasure hunting.  The real-life story got my muse humming.  I thought, “What if the holy grail of sunken Spanish shipwrecks had yet to be found?”  “What if a group of Navy SEALs, arguably the world’s best divers, went in search of it?”  Voila!  Deep Six was born!

Jennifer: You also write the Black Knights Inc. series. Can you tell us a little about that series?

Julie: I like to say, “Motorcycle mechanics by day, Uncle Sam’s last resort by night.”  The Black Knights are a clandestine government defense firm operating under the guise of custom motorcycle builders.  Think: big, burly, tattooed spies on bikes.  A ton of fun!

Hell Or High Water Cover FinalJennifer: What are some of your favorite romantic suspense books/authors and why?

Julie: I love Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series.  It’s packed with outrageously awesome characters.  And she tells her stories from multiple points of view, which keeps the pages flying by.

The One-Eyed Jacks series by Cindy Gerard is romantic suspense done right.  Filled with alpha males, kickass women, and twisty-turny plots, I read Cindy’s books in one sitting.

Pamela Clare’s I-Team series is, quite simply, da bomb.  She writes tough, brooding men like no other.  And her plots are extraordinarily complex.  I just love her work.

Jennifer: Have you always wanted to be a writer? What got you started on your writing journey?

Julie: Ha!  No.  The truth is my degree is in advanced mathematics, and I taught in that field for seven years.  But I’ve always been a voracious reader, and one day a story popped into my mind fully formed.  I decided to sit down and write it, simply for my own pleasure.  Once I was finished, I felt such a sense of accomplishment that I didn’t want to just save it to my hard drive, I wanted to share it.  So I entered a couple of writing contests, found my agent through those contests, and sold that first manuscript, Hell on Wheels, to my current publisher.  I’ve been writing romantic suspense ever since.  Talk about a career change!

Jennifer: What’s next for you? What are you working on?

Julie: I’m busily writing the next three books in my Black Knights Inc. series.  All of which are debuting next year, so I’m living in chaos right now.  But I wouldn’t have it any other way.  There’s that old say, “Find a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”  Well, I love my job!


Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning romantic suspense. She has won the Book Buyers Best Award, been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Bookseller’s Best Award, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award. Her books have been described as “alpha, edgy, and downright hot.” Most days you can find Julie on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission.

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Twitter and Instagram: @JAWalkerAuthor


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The Benefits of Reading

readaloudIf I have one addiction, it has to be reading. I’ve mentioned before that some of my first memories are of my mother reading books to me and my sisters and brothers at night. It’s not surprising that I became a dedicated reader at a very young age.

I’m still a dedicated reader, even though I spend hours every day writing. Lucky for me, reading is a good thing to be hooked on. Sleep experts say that if you read before you go to bed, you’re more likely to let go of your stresses and sleep well with a peaceful mind. According to this online article, this only works with a print book, but I don’t agree. I read print books, and I also read ebooks. But my ereader is a Kindle 3, and the first three Kindles have “the same sharp typeface and high contrast that reads like ink on paper with no eyestrain.”

placesOther pluses the article mentions is that reading boosts your brain power and helps fight off Alzheimer’s. It makes you more empathetic. It relaxes you (by as much as 68%!) and you learn new things by reading. And reading can be contagious. If an adult reads to children, the children are more likely to read. (That was not the case with my son, nor was it for my older brother or two sisters. However, a couple of years ago, my older brother started reading fiction for enjoyment, so it just took him longer.)

One of my favorite reading benefits is that fictional stories take me into worlds I’ve never been before and opens my mind, sometimes changing my thoughts. And sometimes just making me think and feel – which is what I hope to achieve with my books.

Here’s a favorite quote on reading:

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~Dr. Seuss

What’s your favorite reading benefit?

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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!


ejrDark Secrets: A Paranormal Romance Anthology

by Elle J. Rossi, Colleen Gleason, Erin McCarthy, Kristine Mason & more.

ONLY 99 cents!  Nine sexy paranormal mysteries to keep your blood pumping all night…

The Cards of Life and Death (The Spooky Romantic Mystery) by Colleen Gleason
When Diana’s crazy Aunt Belinda dies, leaving her a big old house in Maine along with a box of Tarot cards, she takes the opportunity for a summer get-away far from the rat-race of Boston and the painful memories there. She doesn’t expect to meet up with Ethan Tannock, the handsome neighbor next door who seems to be some sort of eccentric ghost-buster—along with his big, black Labrador Retriever.

But when the old house becomes the scene of vandalism and a number of break-ins, and it begins to appear as if Aunt Belinda’s death was not as it seemed, Diana finds that life isn’t always black and white and filled with logic.
And then there are Aunt Belinda’s Tarot cards…which seem to be trying to tell her something from beyond the grave.

Fallen (Deadly Sins Book 2) by Erin McCarthy
Hoping to unlock the unsolved mystery of a 19th century murder, forensic scientist Sara comes to New Orleans and meets the tormented demon Gabriel. Can the desire burning between them turn into their salvation, or lead them both to further destruction?

Shadow of Danger (Book 1 CORE Shadow Trilogy) by Kristine Mason
Beware of what lurks in the shadows…After witnessing the murders of four women through her visions, Celeste Risinski teams up with criminal investigator John Kain, who has no use for psychics…until more dead bodies are discovered. Together, John and Celeste hunt for the killer, only John isn’t just concerned about stopping a murderer, but losing his heart to a psychic.

The Storm and the Darkness (The House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequel) by Sarah M. Cradit
Ana is about to discover a startling truth: there exists no greater darkness than the one which lives inside of us.‬

Indigo Dawn (The Josie Hawk Chronicles) by Elle J. Rossi
Vampire lust and deadly pixie dust. Haunted by the threat to her lover, Josie scrambles to outwit her elusive opponent before the deadly game escalates and claims more lives.

Witch Hunt (The Maurin Kincaide Series) by Rachel Rawlings
Three dead witches, three cryptic clues, no sign of the killers and the Salem coven is losing allies within the Council. If Maurin and her unlikely partner Captain Matthison can’t stop the killers, the Witch City might be without its namesake.

Lotus Petals by Gina Drayer
Olivia lived a quiet life until a series of magical murders pointed straight to her—one of the few witches left in her small town. Now she has to team up with a charming stranger to clear her name.

Logan by Genevieve Jack
Chef Logan Valentine swore off witches for good. But when a werewolf is murdered behind his restaurant and enigmatic witch Polina is caught in the crosshairs of a pack war, he’ll risk everything to save her.

Evenshade (Part of the American Heroes Anthology Series) by Kathryn Le Veque
Trying to start a new life for herself, Dr. Alix Hendry purchases a historic home in Salem, MA in desperate need of renovating. What she doesn’t know is that the house hides dark and terrible secrets. Can her hunky firefighter neighbor help her solve the mysteries of the old house before it claims yet another victim?

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deadlyaffairDeadly Affair: SCVC Taskforce World Novella (SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Series Book 5)

by Misty Evans and Amy Manemann

**For fans of the SCVC Taskforce series! What have Cooper and Celina been up to? Find out in this short story that finds the couple in the middle of murder, mystery, and some secrets that could just kill.

Cooper Harris, head of the SCVC Taskforce and nicknamed The Beast, isn’t afraid of anything…except that the woman who rocks his world may be about to dump him. Celina is acting distant and secretive while an engagement ring burns a hole in Cooper’s pocket. Whisking her away for a romantic weekend at a Northern California vineyard, he hopes to reignite the spark between them and get up the nerve to finally ask her to marry him.

Feisty crime scene photographer Celina Davenport hates keeping secrets. The baby growing inside her is cause for celebration, but Cooper has a son from a previous marriage and claims he doesn’t want more children because of his dangerous job. Celina understands what makes The Beast tick, and she also knows he’ll be a great dad to their child. She only needs the perfect moment to break the news.

Before either can come clean, Cooper and Celina stumble upon human bones and realize the beautiful vineyard hides a dark and haunting past filled with love, betrayal and murder. Can they unravel the mystery buried in the Northern California hills and bring a killer to justice? Or will the secrets they’re keeping from each other put them in deeper danger than they could ever imagine?

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fromFrom This Moment On (Windswept Bay Book 1)

by Debra Clopton

Like the sweet music of a love song, Windswept Bay has a magic of its own and on moonlit nights and sun bronzed days love is in the air. Debra Clopton’s new series will sweep you away to romance that leaves your heart thumping with the satisfaction of pure heartwarming romance.
Hurt by her failed marriage and dashed dreams, Cali Sinclair returns home to Windswept Bay with her heart wary and closed to the dreams of true love she so desperately wanted. Determined to never again risk her heart, she throws herself into running the family’s small boutique resort on the Florida coast, a place so full of romance that it’s a reminder every day of what she’ll never have. But when renowned artist Grant Ellington shows up to paint a mural on the wall of the resort, she’s swept away by her response to the artist. Suddenly, every time he looks at her, Cali finds it harder than she ever thought possible to keep her heart protected.

Grant Ellington loves his ranch, his horses, and his life as a sought-after artist. But after walking away from a plane crash that killed his best friend and the young pilot, he’s still struggling with survivor’s guilt as he heads to Windswept Bay. Painting a sea life mural at the resort started out as a favor to his neighbor, but one meeting with the beautiful Cali and he feels alive again—and determined to spend time on the moonlit beaches with her in his arms…

But, like him, Cali has her own emotional scars—can they learn to trust the love that sparks between them and move forward from this moment on?

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bundleBundle of Trouble (A Humorous Cozy Mystery) (A Maternal Instincts Mystery Book 1)

by Diana Orgain

A body has been dredged from the San Francisco Bay. Kate Connolly, pregnant and ready to pop, has reason to fear it may be her long lost brother-in-law. When a private investigator begins nosing around, Kate decides on a new career path. Battling sleep deprivation, diaper blowouts and breastfeeding mishaps she muddles through her own investigation, Mommy style:

To do:
1. Find Killer
2. Figure out hideous breast pump.
3. Avoid cranky cop.
4. Send out Make birth announcements.
5. Buy pink paper for the birth announcements.

Family life has never been so exciting, but after Kate launches her own female detective agency, she may just get more than she bargained for.

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40 Free eBooks! and just how do I market this thing…?

Want to win a Kindle? Iseptember-free-for-all sure would. And I love free ebooks. So I joined together with 39 other authors in the September FREE for All & Giveaway! Only one more day. Check it out.

40 Romance Authors are offering 40 books.

Most of them are FREE for a limited time. It’s just our way of thanking our loyal readers.

Even better, we’ve pooled our funds to offer an awesome giveaway! Enter to win a Kindle and Amazon Gift Cards just for subscribing to our newsletters or following us on social media.

Here’s the link to the September FREE for All / Giveaway:

On to the topic of today’s post. I think I’ve mentioned before that I write steamy, wickedly funny urban fantasy/paranormal romance with plenty of action. It’s an olio that’s hard to pin down. Like with the movie The Princess Bride, that means it’s hard to market.

Too much action for a simple romance. Too much romance for an action book. Too much humor for a gritty paranormal. Too much grit for a hilarious romcom. Too much sex for a romcom too.

So when it came to ordering a trailer for paranormal romance Mind Mates, well, I was expecting a mishmash.

Instead, I got this breathtaking video.

The humor is utterly missing from the trailer. But wow, I’d buy the book just from the beauty of it. I did wonder if I should ask for changes to the trailer, to add the humor, but my husband said, “Let readers discover that as a bonus.”

What do you think? Was he right?

Mind Mates: When a powerful wizard prince comes out of hiding to save his sister, he is forced to team with a pretty shifter—one with ugly, dangerous powers of her own. As vengeful enemies close in, a forbidden attraction flaming between them, the two race to find a mysterious key.


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SEALs, SEALs and more SEALs!

Hi everyone,

This September 20th is the release of SEALs of Honor: Markus! A story that was fun to write as two very different characters came together. Both dealing with life… and death issues and moving on in the face of disaster.

It was a great book to write as there is lots of snark, humor, danger, action and of course… love!


The 7th book in the ever popular SEALs of Honor series is coming in late September. This is Markus and Bree’s story.

Love hurts. Markus lost someone he loved, and for a long time, he’s been dead inside.
Now he spends his life in service to others as he slowly pulls himself together, but he’ll never be the same. And then he meets Bree…

Lost and alone and in trouble, Bree wonders how her life has become such a mess. After coming so close to dying, she’s eager to explore and enjoy the life she almost lost. Getting kidnapped and then escaping into the wilderness of Alaska was not in the plan.

But someone knows she’s seen and heard too much. He can’t afford to let her live. Her second chance is about to be shattered…

Available for preorder now – Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Google Play, Kobo!

Coming soon… Mason’s wish on October 11th, and Evan will release on November 15th. 🙂



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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!


paintPaint the Town Dead (A Silver Six Mystery)

by Nancy Haddock

From the national bestselling author of Basket Case comes the second mystery starring the crafty and cantankerous Silver Six.
Leslee Stanton Nix—aka “Nixy”—thought moving to small-town Lilyvale, Arkansas, would be about as thrilling as watching paint dry. But keeping up with her retired Aunt Sherry and her troublemaking housemates—collectively known as the Silver Six—has proven to be as exciting as it is exasperating.

To kick off the grand opening of their craft shop, the Handcraft Emporium, Nixy and the Silver Six invite Doralee Gordon to teach a gourd painting class. Doralee’s spirit gets squashed when her ex-husband crashes the class with his new fiancée, but things really get messy when the bride-to-be later turns up dead. Now it’s up to Nixy and the Silver Six to use their melons to find the killer—before someone else gets painted out of the picture…

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by Sarah J. Maas

Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas’s epic fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what — and who — to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.

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startGoing to the Dogs Starter Box Set

by  Zoe Dawson

Beware of dogs, romance and deep belly laughs!

Four friends meet in a dog park and become fast friends. Four different backgrounds, four different personalities, but two things in common, the love for their funny, endearing four-legged furry friends and their deep friendship for each other. Come along and join my girls as they find their true love in the urban jungle of New York City and each snag the man of their dreams. To get you started on this fun journey, this set includes Leashed, Book 1 and Groomed for Murder, Book 2 of The Going to the Dogs series.


And they call it puppy love!

When Jack falls head-over-paws for cute and cuddly Jill next door — that creamy coat, those soft brown eyes, and, yowza, those long legs, he simply cannot help himself. Bing, bang, boom, a few weeks later, Jack has some ‘splaining to do when that cute female is with puppies. Jack’s going to be a father, trouble is his lady love’s owner Owen McKay and his owner Callie Lassiter need a little shove into love. Being a large and in-charge Great Dane, that’s no problem for Jack. With a little cooperation and a little matchmaking, some nudging, whining and puppy dog eyes, hopefully, everyone will live happily ever after together.

Groomed for Murder

Can a dog have a bad hair day?

Brooke Palmer owns Pawlish, an exclusive doggie spa and grooming business in upper Manhattan, but when a client’s champion poodle gets a bad poodle cut and has to undergo therapy to recover, the client sues. The lawyer they send is drop dead gorgeous, but Brooke won’t be wooed by a corporate shark in a sharp suit.
Corporate lawyer Drew Hudson has better things to do then take on this ridiculous lawsuit, but since he works for the client’s husband, he has no choice. After meeting the beautiful, sweet-tempered owner, he can’t keep his mind on the silly case. But when the client turns up dog gone dead, Brooke may be a conflict of interest when she’s charged with the murder. All Drew wants to do is prove that this sexy entrepreneur is not dangerous, except to his heart.

Can she take a chance on him?

Don’t miss Hounded and Collared Book 3 and 4 along with the wedding novellas that are now available in a boxed set! And, just released in March, Piggy Bank Blues the first book in Going to the Dogs 2: The Alphas. It’s the guys’ turn to let the dogs out and first up is Ian Lassiter! Can a confirmed bachelor lose his resolve and can a woman gain back her trust in love?

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songSong at Dawn: 1150 in Provence (The Troubadours Quartet)

by Jean Gill

Historical thriller/love story set in Narbonne just after the Second Crusade.

1150 in Provence, where love and marriage are as divided as Christian and Muslim. On the run from abuse, Estela’s musical talent finds a patron in Alienor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the finest troubadour of the age, Alienor’s Commander of the Guard.

Weary of war, Dragonetz los Pros uses Jewish money and Moorish expertise to build that most modern of inventions, a papermill, drawing the wrath of the Church down on his head. Their enemies gather, ready to light the political and religious powder-keg of medieval Narbonne.

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barefootinwhiteBarefoot in White (Barefoot Bay Brides Book 1)

by Roxanne St. Claire

Meet the Barefoot Bay Brides — three destination wedding planners who are experts at arranging dreamy “I do’s” but haven’t found their own happily ever after…yet. All that’s about to change in Barefoot Bay, a beloved tropical setting for heartbreak and happiness from New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire.

Willow Ambrose has fought a battle with the scale for much of her life, but she has finally won the war. She hasn’t just cut calories — she’s cut all ties to her past, too, and successfully carved out a new body and a new life. But when she comes face to face with someone who left an indelible mark on her heart years before, all that threatens to crumble.

Navy SEAL Nick Hershey is on medical leave, doing a friend a favor as a stand in “man of honor” at a beach wedding. He might not be that interested in the nuptials, but the wedding planner catches his eye the minute they meet. When he realizes Willow is a girl he knew in college — and a girl he unintentionally hurt to the core — he knows he has some making up to do.

Willow has learned how to beat every temptation…but Nick’s sweet as candy kisses just might be the one thing she can’t resist. However, the closer they get, the more the past threatens to tear them apart. Nick and Willow learn the hard way that they can’t change history, but does that mean they won’t have a future?

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Publishing in another language – oh my!

I just got word that my book, The Virgin’s Promise: writing stories of spiritual, creative and sexual awakening, will be coming out in Italian!

Instantly I can see myself pilgrimaging to Italy each year, to a small hilltop village near the ocean, where I deliver a workshop to keen Italian writers, and eat absolutely divine Italian food.

Is this a fantasy? Or is life really like this when you believe and take a leap?


The first part that surprised me is that I have nothing to do with the new book. I got a short two line note from my publisher that this will happen. Will they use the same cover picture? I’d love the chance to change the title! It is interesting to experience the role of the writer after the book goes into the public domain. One thing I would try to do differently is keep the rights to spin off products like apps and book inspired jewelry next time. I heard J. K.Rowlings did this and she did quite well.

It also is a good idea to really know your contract, even if it looks like a lot of legalese. Agreements need to have life breathed into them. Also, your agreement is only as good as your relationship with your publisher. Much that’s not covered happens spontaneously when you have an easy connection. They call when there is a workshop just perfect for you to present at, they know you are interested in something and arrange an online introduction.

The fun part is researching my village. I once stayed in a lovely hotel at
the foot of Assisi that has real possibilities. I am travelling in my
imagination these days and it is pretty great. I am open to suggestions if anyone has visited that little undiscovered haven…

All the details of finding participants and overcoming the language barrier flood in, technical compatibilities (I once did a workshop whee I used film clips only to learn that different countries have different DVD players) but who knows. Just imagining it is a powerful beginning.

I’d love to hear of other people’s adventures in selling books in other countries.

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Friday Finds

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mindMind Mates (Pull of the Moon book 2)
by Mary Hughes

Pretty little shifter, wizard prince—their taboo love could burn the barriers between worlds.

Shifter Emma Singer has more problems than she can shake her pretty little wolf tail at. Her heirloom journal is missing, her pack alpha wants her for his harem, and her family plans to sell her to him. Even her wicked little crush on her hot boss is doomed—why would six-and-a-half feet of handsome royal wizard want a boring, good-girl iota shifter like her? Not to mention her only power is going berserker—that’s a real relation-shipwreck!

Gabriel Light is a wizard prince who turned his back on his exceptional powers after he was accused of causing his parents’ death. Now he pours his intellect into his tech business, and hides his naughty, forbidden lust for his pretty shifter clerk. But when his sister is imprisoned, and Emma is kidnapped, it’s time for this alpha geek-wizard to decloak with all laser cannons blazing. Only one problem—how can he be sure Emma won’t get caught in the crossfire?

Then Gabriel and Emma stumble on hidden magic, a key to power beyond imagining—if they can stay alive long enough to use it. But if Emma unleashes her berserker wolf on their enemies, can Gabriel draw her back from the brink before she destroys everyone in her path?


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unraveledUnraveled (Elemental Assassin Book 15)

by Jennifer Estep

What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy? 

As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.

So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.

Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight …


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diamondsDiamonds (and Girlfriends) Need a Keeper (Unlikely Partners) (Volume 5)

by Sandra Sookoo

Special Agent Mitchell is feeling the pressure now that his best friend and fellow agent is engaged. He’s been dating Sam for almost a year but has yet to pop that all-important question and there’s disappointment in her eyes when he remains mum on the subject.

Samantha Arnold is a woman on a mission. If her man won’t take that next step, then she’ll just ask him to marry her. Except, things aren’t that simple. Somewhere between the euphoria from having a literary agent request her book and picking out a ring for Mitchell, Sam finds herself in the middle of a hostage situation. Of all the rotten luck.

Finding time alone to discuss their future isn’t meant to be as the Arnold family constantly interrupts. Emotions boil over with a bang at the local shooting range, proving once again their lives will never be the same again.

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amberAmber Light

by Virginia Mccullough

Despite everything, Sarah Whitmore still believes in lucky breaks…
A single act of violence left Sarah pregnant, with her cherished plans for the future in ruins. But she grabs her chance to leave her Wisconsin town behind and create a new life on the South Carolina coast, with help from an aunt and uncle she barely knows.

As a single mother, Sarah’s new life includes Amber, who Sarah vows will never learn the truth about her violent father. Over the next years Sarah tries to heal the psychological trauma she endured, but it’s not easy. Sarah includes her job at an island resort another lucky break, along with her unlikely friendship with Woody, who helps her break out of her shell and develop her talent as a portrait artist.

But even Woody can’t help Sarah believe a relationship with a man is possible for her—ever. Then Sarah meets Barly Rhoads, a dad who fought for the right to be with his child. Barly believes in justice and righting wrongs when he sees them, including fixing his own mistakes.

The past refuses to stay buried when Amber’s father threatens the safe, perfect life Sarah has created for herself and her daughter. Barly proves he will go to any length to protect Sarah and Amber, and in the process exposes some deep wounds of his own. Now Sarah must decide if she’s ready for one more lucky break.

Scroll up to buy Amber Light now to experience this romance saga of a single mother willing to do anything to protect her daughter. It is the story of one woman’s hard journey after she is victimized in a sexual encounter.

Willing to try to make the perfect life for her daughter on the South Carolina shores, as a young teen parent new to motherhood, she tries to get over her psychological trauma and become a stronger woman for her daughter. Side-by-side, they learn together, as she tries to heal through her hurts and learn to love again.



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