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Start this Paranormal Thriller Series

Eliza Lainn is the author of the Apparition Investigation series. She loves fantastical stories full of magic, mayhem, and monsters, though she's been known to read through some science fiction now and again. She has an unhealthy obsession with billowing coats, can't throw a battle axe to save her life, and daydreams constantly about what it would be like to have superpowers.

When not writing, she's probably losing at a new board game against her brother or going for meandering walks around her Texas town.

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Cozy Mysteries with Recipes

C. A. Phipps is a USA Today best-selling romance author from beautiful Auckland, New Zealand.

Cheryl loves a good mystery filled with feisty heroines and wonderful small towns with heart-warming tales of strong family ties mixed in with a little romance and humor.

The Maple Lane Mysteries are light, cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth.

No swearing, gore or graphic scenes

Free recipes in each book!

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Reader Favorite Thriller Series

Gledé Browne Kabongo is an award-wining author of gripping psychological thrillers—unflinching tales of deception, secrecy, danger and family. She is the Amazon Bestselling Author of The Fearless Series, Swan DeceptionConspiracy of Silence, and Mark of Deceit. Her love affair with books began as a young girl growing up in the Caribbean, where her town library overlooked the Atlantic Ocean.

Gledé holds a Master’s degree in Communications, and has been a featured speaker at the Boston Book Festival, Author Hour, Epilogues Podcast, and various industry panels. She’s also an instructor with the New Hampshire Writers Project. Gledé lives outside Boston with her husband and two sons.

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Mermaid - Merman Romances

I am an award-winning staff writer for a weekly community newspaper chain in metro Detroit. I became hooked on romance fiction when my 11th grade English teacher rejected the book report I wrote, saying the book was much too easy for me, and insisted I read and report on Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca." I read Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" that previous summer.

I took a long road through J-school, graduating from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in '95, just shy of 20 years after I finished high school, raising a couple kids, working part-time and doing my homework while my husband and kids watched TV. Still I found time to read what my kids called my "mush books."

I love the romance genre and love letting my characters take control of their stories. I am a member of the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America. I write under the pen name of Tara Eldana.

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Transformation Fantasy Fiction

Astrid Vogel de Johnsson is a South African author and anthropologist now residing in Sweden. In early childhood, she showed an interest in reading and languages--interests which her family encouraged. Astrid started writing her first novel at age 12 and now writes high fantasy, exploring her passion for cultures and languages. She is fluent in five European languages. She is happily married with two adorable children. When she isn't writing, Astrid likes to read, take walks in nature, play silly games with her children, do embroidery, and play music.

Astrid writes transformation fiction: incorporating transformation principles in novels, rather than writing another self-help book. Astrid is also interested in minority group questions, considerations on social standards of beauty and the negative consequences these have, and would like to make the fantasy genre accessible to people of non-white, non-Christian backgrounds. Astrid feels the fantasy genre has become too restrictive with limited representations of race, ethnicity and culture. She seeks to explore other paths on this writing journey, incorporating her background in anthropology and psychology to create engaging experiences which also provide food for thought on the diverse topics she finds most important. These include: racism, minority rights, cultural diversity, culture change, intolerance, humanity's environmental impact and much more.

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Beachy Cozy Mystery Series

I'm Emily and when I grow up I want to be Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple. I can't quite decide.

In the meantime, I'm training for the job by reading a lot of cozy mysteries, plotting my own, and, oh-yes! eating a lot of 'brain food' (chocolate is good for your brain, isn't it? ;-) I also like knitting, crocheting and all paper crafts, except origami - I can never get it right!

My new cozy mystery series The Paper Crafts Club Mystery is out now and the new stories will be published soon.
I can't wait to find out whodunnit! And you?

For updates check my website: https://www.emilyselbyauthor.com

One freshly divorced fashion journalist in a full career crisis straight from NYC, one grumpy cook-cum-baker, one handsome semi-retired cop, one café on the brink of bankruptcy, one stray kitten, one sleepy little town in subtropical New Zealand and… one dead body, maybe more... Join Heather, Josephine, James and Kea the Kitten on their rush to find out whudunnit, while juggling cooking, cocktail-mixing, dog-walking, kitten-rescuing and all other aspects of life in Dolphin Cove, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Ps. Every book includes a recipe for a dish or a drink served in the story.

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Small Town Romance and Three Free Books

 

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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Shannyn Leah loves olives, lip gloss and reading (and writing) romance novels. Her love of words started at an early age and soon grew until, during her teenage years, she'd started writing her own novels. When her mom pushed to finally publish some of the stories, she quickly amassed two complete romance series (By The Lake and Caliendo Resort series) and, in 2016, released her first Fantasy Romance entitled The Gatekeepers (Part One of the Winters Rising series).
When she's not writing contemporary romance books into the early hours of the morning, Shannyn can be found antiquing with her two favorite people, her momma and sister, in their picturesque London, Ontario hometown.

Shannyn would love to get to know her readers as you get to know her (just don't send her any carrots!)

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Contemporary Romance from Cheryl Phipps

 

Cheryl Phipps is a USA Today best-selling romance author from beautiful Auckland, New Zealand.

As a young mother with three small children, Cheryl escaped the daily chaos of motherhood through her beloved romance novels. She loved being whisked away from nappies and wiping noses to exotic locations filled with suave heroes and feisty heroines, and wonderful small towns with heart-warming tales of strong family ties and life-affirming true love.
Her bookshelves still hold those favorite authors - Nora Roberts, Marian Keyes, and Cathy Kelly - plus new-found favorites like Marie Force and Bella Andre, who write stories that echo Cheryl's own values: family always comes first and life's struggles and challenges are always surmountable through love.

Cheryl's three children have now grown up and have families of their own, leaving her free to pursue her dreams of writing novels. She lives in a quiet suburb with her wonderful husband, whom she married the moment she left school (yes, they were high school sweethearts). She enjoys taking walks with her husband, dinner out with friends, and, of course, weaving sensual stories that celebrate the joy of love, family, and resilience.

You'll find her Billionaire Knights, Family Ties, Prossers Bay, High Seas Weddings, and Sycamore Springs series, plus some freebies, at www.cherylphipps.com

She also writes cozy mysteries as C.A. Phipps and you can find these at http://www.caphipps.com.

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Lady Margaret Turnbull Cozy Mysteries

C T Mitchell is an Amazon bestselling author of mystery short reads and novels with a thriller edge. He is multiple 5 star recipient in the 2017 Readers Choice Awards for his novel Murder Secret (formerly published as Breaking Point).

Street educated, Australian-born C T Mitchell has traveled the world in his business dealings as a real estate negotiator encountering many interesting characters; some outright crooks. He brings these experiences as well as a love for mystery thrillers to his writing.

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Want a Dragon Friend?

Marc is a South African-born dragon masquerading as an author, who loves writing about dragons and Africa, preferably both at the same time. He's the author of 25 fantasy books in 5 languages including 10 rip-roaring dragon fantasy bestsellers. Dragonfriend won a Gold Award for Fantasy in the 2016 IPPY Book Awards.

Look out for The Dragon Librarian, his latest release, as well an imminent announcement about Beautiful Fury, the final in the Aranya series.

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When he's not writing about Africa or dragons Marc can be found travelling to remote locations. He thinks there's nothing better than standing on a mountaintop wondering what lies over the next horizon.

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Steamy Rock Star Romance

Growing up, L.V. Lewis wanted to be an internationally known rock star, but unfortunately, lived in the wrong part of the country to pursue that career (and neither American Idol nor The Voice were available then). An early love for the written word gave her the plan B she sought. Now she pens romance novels that let her live vicariously through rock stars and other fascinating archetypes.

Learn more about L.V. Lewis at www.lvlewis.blog .

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Six Cozy Mysterys .99 each

Olivia Swift loves writing cozy mysteries! Her stories are inspired by her varied interests...gardening, spirits, crystals and so much more. Of course, there must be a romance or two in her books and a happily-ever-after ending!

Growing up in a small English village, Olivia is only too familiar with the various characters that make up a community. There is always an event, drama, or mystery amongst the village folk.

Only a few years ago, Olivia and her husband chose to take an early retirement and moved to the Aquitaine region of France. There, in her sun-filled study, she is able to sit and write her books. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the window overlooks her lovely French country garden.

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Cozy Mystery Witch Series

J. L. (Jerri) lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, with her family and feisty canine. She loves delicious southern food, dogs, Carolina sunrises on the beach, shopping on King Street, and curling up with about twenty different books on the weekends. When she gets the rare chance, she also likes to go exploring and learning more about Charleston's rich history.

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Start this Funny, Entertaining Mystery Series


  • Mike Faricy was awarded the 2016 IACM Silver Award for Best Mystery Author.
  • His books have held the #1 slot in the Kindle Store in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and India.
  • His Dev Haskell tale, The Office, was a finalist for the 2018 Minnesota Book Awards and the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award. Star Struck, was a mystery finalist for the 2019 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award.
  • He was awarded the Crime Masters of America Poison Cup Award in January of 2019.

The Dirty Lowdown called Mike Faricy America's hottest new mystery writer. Robert Carraher referred to him as Minnesota's Master of the Bizarre. Crime Scene referred to him as the next Carl Hiaasen. Crime Capers said; "Open at your own risk, you won't put him down." UnderCover wrote; "This guy is nuts and one hell of a lot of fun."
The Irish Gazette referred to; "The laugh a minute storylines of Faricy's deliciously engaging worlds."

Reminiscent of the late Robert B. Parker, Faricy's tightly woven Dev Haskell series is penned with a delightful sense of humor and even some romance. Entertainment is the name of the game as back-slapping, corner-cutting, babe magnet Dev Haskell interacts with such quirky characters as ice cream mogul Mr. Swirlee, The D'Angelo brothers, local crime lord Tubby Gustafson, 'Fat Freddie' Zimmerman, former NFL tight end Luscious Dixon, exotic dancer Swindle Lawless, and gorgeous Heidi Bauer. The Dev Haskell novels can be read in any order.

Originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Faricy still spends six months of the year in the saintly city as well as six months in Dublin, Ireland. Contact information for Mike is listed just after this shameless list of titles. Thanks for taking the time and be sure to tell 2-300 of your closest friends.

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Billionaire Romances from Anna Lores

An avid romance reader, Anna Lores started writing steamy romance novels as a by-product of insomnia. One night, with a nudge from her husband to write a book, Anna borrowed her son's laptop and set about breathing life to her very own characters. After a month, she was surprised with a new laptop of her own to pursue her dreams of writing sensual happily ever afters.

The desire to fill her world with wonderful stories she and her close friends could not just talk about but gush over, keeps Anna's fingers racing to keep up with her imagination. As the rest of the house is sleeping peacefully, Anna sheds her title as Supermom of Three to write sexy love stories.

Sleeping might still be a battle Anna hasn't conquered, but armed with a B. A. in English Literature and all the hot men in her mind calling for their own story, she stays busy during those midnight hours writing her next international bestselling spicy romance.

Curious what Anna Lores is working on? Visit her at https://www.AnnaLoresAuthor.com and sign up for updates on her upcoming steamy romance novels.

"Recommended to fans of erotic romance." Majanka, Goodreads reviewer
"Wow. HOT HOT HOT.... my Kindle is smelting." Laila, Goodreads reviewer
"The author has done a fantastic job with this sexy romance book." - Julie Barrett, Goodreads review
"It was an amazing read. Could not put it down once I started reading." - Wendy, Goodreads reviewer

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Christian Romantic Suspense

Robin Patchen writes contemporary Christian suspense, romance, and romantic suspense. Her books are often set in New England, where she grew up. She creates strong, protective heroes and intelligent, courageous heroines.

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Aside from her family and her Savior, Robin Patchen has two loves--writing and traveling. If she could combine them, she'd spend a lot of time sitting in front of her laptop at sidewalk cafes and ski lodges and beachside burger joints. She'd visit every place in the entire world--twice, if possible--and craft stories and tell people about her Savior. Alas, time is too short and money is too scarce for Robin to traipse all over the globe, even if her husband and kids wanted to go with her. So she stays in Oklahoma, shares the Good News when she can, and writes to illustrate the unending grace of God through the power and magic of story.

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Dark, irreverently funny mystery-thrillers

Kathleen is a two time Book of the Year Finalist and Thriller of the Year Award winner. Her Twisted Crime series is dark, irreverently funny mystery/thrillers about women behaving badly. All three in the series, including The Invisible Heiress, The Last Day for Rob Rhino and Girl Gone Home are available on Amazon.

Kathleen is a wife, mom of four, grandmother of six, a recovering blogger and living in Nevada with her husband. They are travel junkies and go to different countries at least once a year. She (in the current paragraph there is no space between year. and She) loves shoes, food, the written word, weirdos and Lucy.

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The Last War Series --- Romantic Suspense in a Science Fiction World...

Sylvie Grayson writes contemporary romantic suspense with attempted murder thrown in. She loves the intrigue and excitement of creating her stories. She also writes sci-fi/ fantasy about the imagined world of Khandarken, but with the same suspense, spicy romance and murder.

After many years of 'business', she finds it's wonderful to be doing what she loves. Sylvie lives in western Canada near the Pacific Ocean where she was born, and travels whenever possible, having just finished a journey through Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam and Hong Kong.

To learn more about upcoming releases, please go to her website and sign up for her newsletter!

What readers are saying about the Last War:

"Major Dante seeks justice for Beth in the tough world of Khandarken. Loved this book and couldn’t stop reading. Ready for more in this superb story."

"This...was a humdinger! I could not put it down and continued to read it from beginning to the end in one setting; late night! The story is well written, and the world is finely described."

"There are plots within plots, subterfuge and battles, treachery and loyalty; all leading to an exciting story line that makes you want to read the next book in the series."

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Start this urban fantasy paranormal romance FREE!

Unapologetic Romances Because Love Needs No Excuses

I love taking ancient tales of Irish and German origin and combining them with Native American myths like Spirit Animals to create something brand-new. Don't expect authenticity--instead look forward to excitement, action, and romance.

Growing up in Germany, I've always had a passion for myths and fairytales. No surprise then that I married an Irishman and lived 6 years in Ireland, the country of Leipreachán, Sidhe, Púca and other fascinating creatures. There's nothing like walking at night through a deserted laneway, fog swirling around your feet, knowing that maybe, just maybe, on the other side of the hedge, there might be some old lady in a black cloak waiting for you...

If you got the shivers right now, you know why I feel compelled to write stories around the supernatural and paranormal. There's nothing like a delicious shudder making you enjoy life just a little more... Plus I'm a romantic.

So look forward to modern romantic stories set against the background of ancient myths and legends. Hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them!

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Classic Contemporary Romance From Ann Major

Ann Major is the USA Today bestselling author of the Texas: Children of Destiny, Golden Spurs and the Lone Star Dynasty series. She has written over seventy books for Silhouette, Harlequin, Mira, Dell and Major Press.

Nora Roberts has described Ann Major's work thusly: "Engaging characters, stories that thrill and delight, shivering suspense and captivating romance." Sandra Brown says, "Her name on the cover instantly identifies the book as a good read." The Romantic Times has said, "No one provides hotter emotional fireworks than the fiery Ann Major."

A founding board member of the Romance Writers of America, Ann is a frequent speaker at writers' conferences.

A native of South Texas, Ann loves to write hot steamy romances, and they often feature cowboys. She holds an M.A. in English and Spanish from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas.

Besides writing, Ann enjoys her husband, her grown children, her grandchildren, her cats, paddle-boarding, kayaking, hiking, and sailboat racing. Everything she does inspires her to write.

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Start this Paranormal Romance Series from Danube Adele

Danube Adele wrote her first romance at the age of seven when she penned the sweet story of her dogs falling in love and having puppies together. She's been dreaming up romantic tales ever since.

A lifetime resident of southern California, she spends time playing at the beach, camping in Joshua Tree National Park, and hiking Mammoth Mountain. Always a lover of adventure, she and her husband took their sons on a cross country road trip to Florida and back in an old VW Westfalia that had no A/C, in the month of July, and still, it continues to be the best trip they ever took.

Extensive travel and trying new things has kept the creative spark alive. Danube lives in southern California with her biggest fans, her loving husband, amazing and wonderful identical twin sons, and a teddy bear of a Rottweiler.

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Bestselling Crime Mystery from Walter Marks

Walter Marks is a novelist, playwright, and songwriter. Besides his Broadway shows -- "Bajour" and "Golden Rainbow", off-Broadway he wrote the score and book for the award winning "Langston in Harlem" (lyrics by Langston Hughes). His best known song is "I've Gotta be Me", recorded by Sammy Davis, Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, among others. He also wrote the screenplay and songs for "The Wild Party" (Merchant-Ivory Films) directed by James Ivory. He is an Emmy winner for his music on the PBS series "Getting On."

His current project is a musical incorporating the songs of lyricist/composer Johnny Mercer into a book show called "Accentuate the Positive", Mr. Marks has written the libretto.

His novels include "Dangerous Behavior", and the Detective Jericho Series:"Death Hampton", "The Battle of Jericho." "The Hated", "A Man's Partner" and "Amazing Detective." The next Jericho book, "Tumbling Down" will be published Spring 2018.

He lives and works in both Manhattan and East Hampton.

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“A briskly paced and engaging murder tale that should satisfy fans of this series.” — Kirkus review.

A pair of grisly crimes challenges East Hampton Detective Jericho. One involves a body under a bridge. The other is generated by the discovery of a human arm in a shark’s belly.

Kirkus review: “This latest entry in Marks’ (Tumbling Down, 2018, etc.) series featuring Jericho and his cohorts is a taut, fast-paced mystery that skillfully weaves together the investigations of two seemingly unrelated crimes while developing subplots introduced in previous installments. Although Jericho remains the series’ primary protagonist, Officer Vangie Clark becomes an important character in the story as she rises within the department from a 911 dispatcher to detective…”

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