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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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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An award-winning and eclectic author, Cara Marsi is published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. She loves a good love story, and believes that everyone deserves a second chance at love. Sexy, sweet, thrilling, or magical, Cara's stories are first and foremost about the love. Treat yourself today, with a taste of romance.
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Navigating love, life, family....
Sophie Jacobs pens traditional contemporary romance novels and novellas that appeal to a variety of readers. Her romance stories are generally "sweeter" than those written by her alter-ego pen name, Maddie James.
Sophie lives a quiet life in a small Midwest village. Yes, it's officially called a village and not a town. She holds a fondness for both mountains and the beach, and traveling to new and familiar places. When she's not writing, she can be found puttering around her garden, walking the dog, or delving into some sort of new crafty project.
Sophie is currently working on a mainstream women's fiction novel, The Promise, to be released in 2020. Learn more about Sophie and Maddie at www.sanddunebooks.net.
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National bestselling and award-winning author Joanna Campbell Slan writes books that feature spunky female characters. Her work has been praised by Library Journal as "topically relevant and chock-full of side stories." Publisher's Weekly calls her cozies, "a cut above the usual craft-themed cozy."
RT Book Review describes one of Joanna's typical heroines as "our best friend, our next-door neighbor and ourselves with just a touch of the outrageous."
In her ongoing quest never to see snow again, Joanna lives with her husband and their Havanese puppy, Jax, on an island off the coast of Florida.
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Anna Durand is an award-winning author of sizzling romances, including the bestseller Scandalous in a Kilt, a bronze medal winner in the 2018 Readers' Favorite Book Awards, as well as the three-time #1 bestseller Wicked in a Kilt and the #1 bestseller Fired Up. Anna loves writing about spunky heroines and hunky heroes, in settings as diverse as modern Chicago and the fairy realm. The Hot Scots series emerged out of a love for all things Scottish she inherited from her late father. While she researching a planned Scottish historical romance, she realized she really needed to write a hot Highlander romance ASAP. A new series was born!
Making use of her master's in library science, she owns a cataloging services company that caters to indie authors and publishers. In her free time, you'll find her binge-listening to audiobooks, playing with puppies, or crafting jewelry.
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Billionaires, Royals, Marriages of convenience, Cowboys, and Spies. Sounds exciting, doesn't it?
Sophia Summers is an award winning author who just wants to relax a little and enjoy a great beach read. She lives in a quiet southern town brimming with an extra dose of hospitality and a whole lot of charm.
She writes historical romance under a different name. This is her first contemporary romance series. You can follow her on http://www.sophiasummers.com.
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Suzanne writes page-turning contemporary romance, mystery, and women's fiction with passionately gripping characters that stay with readers long after they turn the last page. Pam of Babylon books consistently rank in the Top 100 Best Sellers in American Drama with over 500,000 downloads.
A retired operating room nurse, Jenkins lives in Southern California.
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KC Klein has lived most of her life with her head in the clouds and her nose buried in a book. She did stop reading long enough to make a home with a real life hero, her husband, for over twenty years. A mother of two children, she spends her time slaying dragons, saving princesses, and championing the belief in the happily-ever-after. An award winning author, KC Klein has written her gritty, sci-fi, Dark Future Series, and The Omega Galaxy Series, but she has become most widely known for her popular Texas Fever contemporary romance series. KC loves to hear from readers and can be found desperately pounding away on her laptop in yoga pants and leopard slippers or more conveniently at www.kckleinbooks.com.
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Award-Winning Romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Dani Collins!
Winner of 2013 Reviewer's Choice Award from Romantic Times Book Reviews
Before making my first sale to Harlequin Mills & Boon in 2012, I spent two decades writing and submitting to every publisher with a transom while holding down a day job and raising a family with my high school sweet heart. Since then, I've gone to contract on over thirty books.
While Harlequin Presents remains my first love, I also write romantic comedy, medieval fantasy romance, erotic romance, and small town contemporary romance for Tule Publishing's Montana Born. In fact, I write just about anything, so long as it's romance. P.S. I'm also Canadian.
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Laura Heffernan is proof that watching too much TV actually can pay off. When not watching total strangers get married, drag racing queens, or cooking competitions, Laura enjoys board games, travel, board games, baking, and board games. She lives in the northeast with her husband and two furry little beasts.
Laura loves connecting with readers - find her online, where she spends far too much time tweeting about reality TV and Canadian chocolate.
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The Reality Star series explores love, life after college, and figuring out who you want to be against the endlessly fascinating backdrop of reality television. Whether you're a devoted television addict or never watch, this series will speak to women of all ages.
Praise for America's Next Reality Star" Smart, witty, and really freaking good, America's Next Reality Star is a fun read that has you cheering from the first paragraph through the last page. Laura Heffernan spins an entertaining tale, expertly mixing the main character's real life events with the reality show's challenges. With enough drama to not only satisfy fans of reality TV shows, but readers who thrive on a good story with humor and romance, this book is a perfect read." --Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journalbestselling author
"Reality TV fans, this is your book! Laura Heffernan captures all the drama and over-the-top craziness in this fun and flirty romance." --Amy E. Reichert, author of Love, Luck, and Lemon Pie
"America's Next Reality Star is one sweet, sexy brain-candy read! You won't be sorry you indulged." --Leah Marie Brown
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J. Saman loves all types of novels, but finds herself always going back to writing romances. She's an admitted lover of picking at old wounds, second chance romances, love triangles and the perfect amount of angst . She writes smart, strong women and sexy alpha (slightly nerdy) men who have a softer side.
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Mary E. Thompson grew up loving to read, like a good little girl. Many nights she would fall asleep with the flashlight still turned on as she hid under the covers trying to finish the last few pages of a book. As an adult, the light from her ereader means she doesn't need a flashlight, but she still stays up way too late to finish a book.
When Mary's not reading she's playing with her two kids or living out her own romance novel with her hubby. She has a weakness for chocolate, especially when it's paired with peanut butter, and has been known to have a bad day just because there's no chocolate in the house.
Mary grew up in Buffalo, New York and swears she's the only local to never ski or snowboard. Soccer was always her sport, with a couple adventures white water rafting and skydiving to keep things interesting. Mary moved to South Carolina for college but missed Buffalo every day. Yeah she thinks she's crazy, too. She somehow convinced her South Carolina born and bred hubby to return to Buffalo to raise the kids and live out their lives. He’s still not sure what he was thinking.
Alyssa Wright has one goal before she leaves for college. She refuses to go carrying her v-card. She just has to find someone to give it to in the next six weeks.
When she runs into Jake Monroe, almost literally, she knows he's different. She thinks about him constantly, and not in the way she's thought about any other guy.
Between his new job and helping his best friend's widow, Jake doesn't have time for romance. But there's something about Alyssa he can't resist. He's torn between the light Alyssa brings to his world and the promise he made to his best friend.
What they want doesn't matter. There's a ticking clock, counting down the days until Alyssa leaves. Maybe for good.
She never thought she'd go back...
Fifteen years was a long time to be away, but not nearly long enough when Alyssa Morgan had nothing to show for her time. Unless you'd count three failed marriages, two parents she barely spoke to, one disastrous attempt at a college degree, and zero friends to count on.
He found himself at Amavita...
Jake Monroe thought about leaving Amavita Estates many times after Alyssa left him. Over the years, her family became his family. They accepted him. Loved him. Healed him. Her family was the family he never had, and without her around to remind him otherwise, he could pretend he was one of them.
Until she walked back into his world looking nothing like the girl he used to know.
Can their differences bring them together again?
Alyssa knows she needs to stay away from Jake. Jake wants nothing to do with her. But the chemistry that drew them together fifteen years ago is stronger than they are.
She has a secret...
Andie Young has always been good at hiding who she really is. Her emotions and truths have stayed buried beneath the sexy clothes, makeup, and endless amber waves that are her signature look. She had to do something to get attention. Between her three brothers and five cousins, she grew up feeling like the invisible one. So she changed that.
He's loved her forever...
Cody Powell has been attracted to Andie since the summer she turned seventeen. Off limits back then, and involved with one guy or another since, Cody has kept his adoration secret from her. He spent fifteen years avoiding Andie, and stammering like a fool when he was face to face with her.
Cody spends weeks fixing up her house and falling harder for her with each passing day. He knows she'd never be interested in a country boy like him, but seeing her dating other guys has finally taken its toll. Cody doesn't think he can handle it any longer.
They both want someone to share their lives with...
Is she strong enough to take a chance with Cody? Or will he finish her house and leave before she gets the chance to tell him how she feels?
When tragedy strikes...
Henry Wilson has been a strong and steady force for his family for years. When death steals one of them, Henry's ability to keep himself together is tested. Even surrounded by people, he's never had anyone to lean on. Not since he made the biggest mistake of his life and told his best friend he was in love with her.
Right before she disappeared from his life for good.
And the chips are down...
Cynthia Hill is inching closer and closer to the life she always feared. Still single, and now jobless, she's living back at home with her mom. It isn't as bad as she thought it would be, which scares her more than the way she thinks about her former best friend.
All they have is each other...
Henry knows getting involved with Cynthia won't lead to anything but pain. She'll go back to her life, and he'll be left to deal with one more heartbreak. One he isn't sure he'll survive.
His life was good...
Zach Bennett was content to go to work, hang out with his family and friends, and entertain a woman once in a while. As his family found love all around him, he was content to stay single. Unattached. Happy.
Besides, he had enough to worry about with a new chef breathing down his neck for his job.
She faced the truth every day...
Gianna Brooks always wanted to work with people. She saw enough growing up to know kids need all the help they can get. They deserved to be safe. Loved. Happy.
Which is why she's determined to get her new client into a forever home.
But the truth isn't always good...
The last thing Zach needs is a little girl showing up on his doorstep claiming she's his. Her social worker hot on her heels, and demanding a place to stay, definitely doesn't make it any better. Especially with Gianna's curvy body and bedroom eyes, and his daughter's sad sweetness, making him consider keeping both of them.
Gianna knows she should run. Zach knows he should send them away. But neither of them can resist the pull toward the other.
One night with a stranger...
Kicking herself for letting her guard down and actually connecting with the sexy man whose name she doesn't even know, Katherine misses the news that her toxic ex is back, and looking for her. She can't let him find her, so she doesn't think, she just runs.
He never thought he'd see her again...
Dillon doesn't know what to think when his one night stand shows up on his doorstep. He starts to turn her away, but the terrified look in her eyes triggers all his protective instincts, and he knows he can't let her leave.
Time is against them...
Dillon and Katherine grow closer every day. As her real life calls, they both know what's happening won't last, but that doesn't stop them from wanting it to.
Dakota Willink is a contemporary romance writer and editor, and the author of The Stone Series. She is an associate member of Romance Writers of America and a two time Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards winner.
Her first novel, Heart of Stone, was published in December of 2015. Less than a year after its release, the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards recognized Heart of Stone as the 2016 Bronze Medalist in the romance category. In September of 2017, Readers' Favorite announced Stepping Stone as the Gold Medal winner in the Contemporary Romance category.
Dakota resides in the Western New York area, where she enjoys spending time with family, her two Labrador Retrievers, and her spoiled rotten cat. During the summer months, she can often be found soaking up the sun on the Great Lakes with her family.
Visit www.dakotawillink.com for news about upcoming events and her future work.
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Lisa-Marie Cabrelli has a weird accent - it's kind of English, with some Jersey twang and Scottish slang thrown in. That happens when you're born in England, move to NJ as a teenager and marry a sexy Scotsman.
She travels a lot. You'll find most of her favorite locations popping up in her books. She's struggling with some serious empty nest syndrome since her daughter flew the nest, which is why she fosters lots of kittens. It doesn't help much.
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