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Drama and Romance from Jacky Gray

According to Book Viral, "Gray certainly knows how to spin a saga, more importantly she knows how to pitch the tone. The plots are compelling, the characters superb and the writing excellent. It's the kind of alchemy that, on the rare occasions it comes together is hard to replicate." Jacky writes edgy, character-driven tales packed with fun, drama and snarky wit, but above all, romance.

Bryant Rockwell Series

Described as a pitch-perfect blend of drama and romance for fans of Ten Things I Hate About You and Glee, these young adult stories are snappy, eclectic and edgy. An enjoyable read which will appeal to anyone with a sense of humour and an ear for the ironic. 

Dealing with issues of self-image and peer abuse, this well-written, intriguing series shares many elements with Thirteen Reasons Why as the complex characters grapple with issues such as sexuality, bullying and misread signals. It gives a convincing depiction of mercurial teenage relationships and that dreadful sense of hope and fear combined around transforming friendships into relationships when you don't quite dare take the plunge in case your feelings aren't reciprocated.

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Classic Cozies from Donna Huston Murray

Donna Huston Murray's eight cozy mysteries feature a woman much like herself, a DIY headmaster's wife with a troubling interest in crime. The latest Gin Barnes mystery, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, has been shortlisted for the Chanticleer International Mystery & Mayhem Book Award. FINAL ARRANGEMENTS, set at Philadelphia's world famous flower show, achieved #1 on the Kindle-store list for both Mysteries and Female Sleuths. The first in Murray's new mystery/crime series, WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU, garnered Honorable Mention in the 23rd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards. 

At home, she assumes she can fix anything until proven wrong, calls trash-picking recycling, and, although she should probably know better, adores Irish setters. Donna and husband, Hench, live in the greater Philadelphia, PA, area.

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Epic Fantasy from P.H. Solomon

P. H. Solomon loves reading and writing fantasy of all kinds, especially epic fantasy. If a book has dragons, elves, dwarves, wizards, magic or mythical creatures, it's in his reading zone. He lives in the greater Birmingham, AL area where he strongly dislikes yard work and sanding the deck rail. However, he performs these duties to maintain a nice home for his loved ones as well as the family's German Shepherds.

In his spare time, P. H. rides herd as a Computer Whisperer on large computers called servers (harmonica not required). Additionally, he enjoys reading, running, most sports and fantasy football. Having a degree in Anthropology, he also has a wide array of more "serious" interests in addition to working regularly to hone his writing.

His first novel, The Bow of Destiny was named 2016 Book of the Year by Fantasia Reviews and is the first book of The Bow of Hart Saga. The sequel novel, An Arrow Against the Wind, was released in April of 2017. The third book of the series, The White Arrow, was released during October of 2017. P. H. Solomon also authored the award winning short story, The Black Bag, which won best published short story at SCWC 2012. P. H. is also a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

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Hilarious Mysteries from Jess Lourey

Jess Lourey writes about secrets.

She is the bestselling Lefty, Agatha, and Anthony-nominated author of the critically-acclaimed Mira James mysteries, which have earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter calling her writing "a splendid mix of humor and suspense." Jess also writes nonfiction, edge-of-your-seat YA adventure, magical realism, and feminist thrillers. 
 
She is a tenured professor of writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a Psychology Today blogger, and a TEDx presenter (check out her TEDx Talk to discover the surprising inspiration behind May Day). You can find out more at jessicalourey.com or on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jessloureyauthor/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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Babies for Everyone in these sweet romances

USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond has sold romantic comedies, medical romances, Regency romances and mysteries--more than 100 titles! A former Associated Press reporter and TV columnist, Jackie is best known for her Safe Harbor Medical romance series, beginning with The Would-Be Mommy. She currently writes a spin-off series, the Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries

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Fairy-tale Romances from Dani Haviland

Start the Fairies Saga - Revenge, intrigue, and passion with a light-hearted twist!

USA Today best-selling author Dani Haviland semi-retired and moved from her beloved Alaska to Oregon to spend more time growing (and photographing) flowering plants and stunning trees, splitting her time between the organic and electronic, growing plants and cyber folks. Sharing is part of her personality, so creating books and photos to share all over the world makes her happy.

Her tenacious and perky attitude is reflected in many of her cyber children, whether they be a British lord stuck in 18th century North Carolina or a 6'7" time traveling 'fairy' who is out to champion anyone who is having a rough time dealing with difficult life situations. 

THE FAIRIES SAGA -- Time travelers: fairies, according to the auld folk, people who suddenly showed up in strange clothes, confused about where they were, and without friends or family. Fairies either kept quiet and adapted to their new time period…or went insane. 

Bounce between the present day and the 18th century, survive mobs and mayhem, using nothing but grit and guts, give or take a knife of two. 

**The books in The Fairies Saga are numbered for historical sequence only. Each is a stand alone story. If you decide you want to know more about a character: where they came from or where they eventually wound up, check out your book's number and go from there! (Much like the Star Wars movies)

The Series at a Glance: (longer descriptions below)

  • Naked in the Winter Wind: (lengthy novel) How does an older woman wind up as a young hottie in Revolutionary War era North Carolina? First book in the time travel series.
  • Ha’Penny Jenny: (historical novella) More about the naïve and psychic young girl who was adopted into a time traveling family. Will her past catch up to her?
  • Aye, I am a Fairy: (lengthy novel) Young British lord finds himself entwined with a time traveling family and must decide if he should go back in time, too. Second book in the series.
  • Dances Naked: (novel) Directionally challenged time traveler is rescued by Cherokee in 18th century. What must he do before the chief will show him to The Trees, the portal through time?
  • Chasing Christmas: (historical novella) A young Cherokee is rescued from an abusive man and changes the lives of many in this 18th century America family.
  • The Great Big Fairy: (lengthy novel) Very tall Benji grew up in the 20th century but was born in the 18th. When he finds a way to return to his grandparents in the distant past, he goes for it. Once there, he realizes he can’t stay, but must return to the future. Fourth book in the series.
  • Little Bear and the Ladies: (historical novella) What’s a bachelor trapper to do with all the females he rescues from the Hessian mercenaries? He’d better hurry and figure something!
  • Little Drummer Boy: (historical novella) Young Scout works to earn money for a home in post-Revolutionary War America but runs up against prejudices and snowstorms.
  • Never Too Young: (historical novella) Scout and Ha’Penny Jenny have grown up, but will they be able to spend their life together, or will the past and ruffians get in their way?
  • Time in a Little Blue Bottle (time travel ‘mash up’ novella) Elvis, Mark Twain, and the prime vampire are racing to get the bottle of Fountain of Youth water before sweet Bella and the youthful pickpocket. So why are time travelers Marty Melbourne and Master Simon interested?

 

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International Adventure from Tikiri

Tikiri is the author of the Red Heeled Rebels suspense novels and the Rebel Diva empowerment workbooks. When she's not writing, she's in her kitchen cooking up fusion cuisine with a glass of red wine in hand. She's also an adrenaline junkie who has rock climbed, bungee jumped, rode on the back of a motorcycle across Quebec, flown in an acrobatic airplane upside down, and parachuted solo.

She has lived and worked on four continents and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria and a Master's from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. After a lifetime of global travel and work, Tikiri is now a recovering nomad who calls Vancouver, Canada home.

Tikiri's debut novel, Disowned, has been nominated for the Silver Falchion award in 2018. 

Come say hello at www.TikiriHerath.com

The Red-Heeled Rebels is a gripping adventure with an international twist.

If you like gritty tales with nonstop globe-trotting action and complex twists that leave you at the edge of your seat, you’ll love these books!

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Fantasy from D.M. Cain

D.M. Cain is a dystopian and fantasy author working for Creativia Publishing. The Light and Shadow Chronicles series features a range of books which can be read in any order. The series instalments to date include A Chronicle of Chaos, The Shield of Soren and Genesis of Light.

Cain has released one stand-alone novel: The Phoenix Project, a psychological thriller set in a dystopian future. The Phoenix Project was the winner of the 2016 Kindle Book Review Sci-Fi novel Award.

Cain lives in Leicestershire, UK with her partner and two young children, and spends her time reading, writing, reviewing and indulging in geek culture (Marvel, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Final Fantasy).

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Hot Billionaires, Anyone?

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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A True Romantic Comedy

 

Get book one of the uniquely, adorably real "Stalky" romantic comedy series for 99c through Sept. 15th - both books FREE through Kindle Unlimited!

Amy Vansant specializes in fun, comedic, clean reads that have readers keeping their spouses awake at night with their giggling! Slightly Stalky is the "almost true" story of how Amy met and won her husband despite his initial inability to see just how perfect they'd be together. You might know her from her Pineapple Port mysteries, but the Slightly Series is a true romantic comedy gem.

"A hilarious, well-written romantic comedy that had me in giggle-fits throughout. Loved the characters, loved the plot. A great, feel-good read from a talented author." - Amazon Review

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Steamy Paranormal Romances from Jamie K. Schmidt

USA Today bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt, writes erotic contemporary love stories and paranormal romances. Her steamy, romantic comedy Life's a Beach reached #65 on USA Today, #2 on Barnes & Noble and #9 on Amazon. Her Club Inferno series from Random House's Loveswept line has hit both the Amazon and Barnes & Noble top one hundred lists and the first book in the series, Heat put her on the USA Today bestseller list. Her dragon paranormal romance series from Entangled Publishing, has been called "fun and quirky" and "endearing." Partnered with New York Times bestselling author and former porn actress, Jenna Jameson, Jamie's hardcover debut, SPICE, continues Jenna's FATE trilogy.

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Thrilling Mysteries from Nanci Rathbun

Nanci Rathbun is a lifelong reader of mysteries - historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, hard-boiled, cozy ... you can find them all on her bookshelves. She brings logic and planning to her writing from a background as an IT project manager, and attention to characters and dialog from her second career as a Congregationalist minister. 

Her first Angelina Bonaparte mystery, Truth Kills, was published in 2013. Cash Kills is the second book in the series and was published in November of 2014. Both novels are available in paperback and ebook formats, and fans of audiobooks can find Truth Kills on Audible.com. Cash Kills will be released there in April. The third Angie novel, Honor Kills, is now available for pre-order. It will release on May 1, 2018. Readers can enjoy the first chapters of all three books on her website. 

Nanci is a longtime Wisconsin resident who now makes her home in Colorado, with her Maltipoo, Teeny. No matter where she lives, she will always be a Green Bay Packers fan.

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Sweet Romances from Nicole Ellis



I write contemporary sweet romances and cozy mysteries. I live in a small town in Washington State, near Seattle. I love to write about small coastal towns, although those that I write about are figments of my imagination. 

I used to be a tax accountant, but realized that writing romantic stories about people falling in love or making my amateur sleuths discover secrets about their suspects was way more fun than depreciating assets. 

There's never a dull moment in my household, with a tech geek husband, two small boys that keep me on my toes, two cranky cats, and a mischievous house rabbit. Tidbits of my everyday life have a tendency to find their way into my fiction, so watch out! :)

If you'd like to find out more about me and my books, please visit my website, http://nicoleellisauthor.com

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Award Winning Mysteries From Kelly Oliver

Kelly Oliver is the award-winning author of The Jessica James Mystery Series, including WOLF, COYOTE, FOX, and JACKAL. Her debut novel, WOLF: A Jessica James Mystery, won the Independent Publisher’s Gold Medal for best Thriller/Mystery, was a finalist for the Foreward Magazine award for best mystery, and was voted number one Women's Mysteries on Goodreads. Her second novel, COYOTE won a Silver Falchion Award for Best Mystery. And, the third, FOX was a finalist for both the Claymore Award and a Silver Falchion Award. Look for JACKAL in September.

When she’s not writing novels, Kelly is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, and the author of fifteen nonfiction books, and over 100 articles, on issues such as the refugee crisis, campus rape, women and the media, animals and the environment. Her latest nonfiction book, Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape won a Choice Magazine Award for Outstanding title. She has published in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Review of Books, and has been featured on ABC news, CSPAN books, the Canadian Broadcasting Network, and various radio programs.

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Choose Your Own Adventure Books for Adults!

 

One February day, when Hephaestus was hitting on The Muses, they began a playful argument: Is it possible for a mortal man to be *too* creative? What would happen to his primitive brain if it were to suddenly overflow with ideas? Zeus, never one to leave an argument to the fate of mere words, sent a lightning bolt to earth where it struck upon a hapless young man--your author, James Schannep.

Thus Click Your Poison books were created as a repository to store the overabundant brain fruit. Each of Schannep's books split into three unique storylines and contain over 50 possible endings. But the fate of each book; nay, of mankind, rests with YOU, dear reader. For it is your choices that will shape the story in these books.

From the Author

What is a Click Your Poison book? 
Gamebooks, Interactive Fiction, Branching Path Stories, Text-based Adventures, Choose Your Own... Whatever you call it, I write tales in many different genres with many, many endings. And you, Dear Reader, determine how these novels unfold. Darker, longer, and more complex than the old children's paperbacks, Click Your Poison books are the future of decision-based reading. Simply click the hyperlinked choice, and the story unfolds before you, different each time.

Do I need to read the series in order? 
No. All the Click Your Poison titles have a shared multiverse, but there's no need to read them chronologically. Just pick the one that interests you most and jump right in!

Are there more coming soon?
Yes! You can follow my blog at jamesschannep.com or sign up for my new-release mailing list here: eepurl.com/bdWUBb

INFECTED -- Will YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?
MURDERED -- Can YOU Solve the Mystery? SUPERPOWERED -- Will YOU be a Hero or a Villain?
PATHOGENS -- More Zombocalypse Survival Stories!
MAROONED -- Will YOU Endure Treachery and Survival on the High Seas?
SPIED (coming in 2019)--Can YOU Save the World as a Secret Agent?

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The Promise McNeal Mysteries are lyrical...everything a Southern mystery should be.


Morgan James was born in Middle Georgia and called Atlanta home for many years.

After writing for newspapers,magazines, professional publications,and training manuals, as part of the necessary pay-check-world, she has returned to her love of telling the stories of the human heart.

James is the author of the Promise McNeal mysteries, Quiet The Dead, Quiet Killing, Quiet Hearts, Quiet Road to Murder, Quiet Evil, and Quiet Fury.

She is also author of the contemporary Southern novel, Sing Me An Old Song. Her work has been called: "...lyrical...everything a Southern mystery should be." Follow her at morganjameswrites.com and on Goodreads.

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Chrishaun Keller-Hanna writes about monsters, magic, and general fun times. She's a former world traveler and working on upcoming monster and comic projects. 

When she's not writing, she helps artists and other creatives build their digital literacy and watches proudly as her grown daughters adult. 

She also fills the gaps she's not minding with reading, movies (ask her to recommend a documentary), video games, cooking and eating great food (ask her about the keto life).

She lives in the Hinterlands of North Austin with her husband and 2 cats that she is convinced are attempting to break the Seventh Seal.

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Sela Croft writes fantasy tales about magical realms. She loves to get lost in other worlds, filled with supernatural creatures. If you want to escape to other fantastic realities, her books are for you.

The debut series Vampire Magic is a story about vampires with magical abilities. Their kingdom holds mystery and intrigue. Humans from the outside aren't invited. But a teenager from a small town in Oregon follows her sister into Shadowland, a kingdom ruled by the royal vampire family.

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Start this Romantic Fantasy for 99c

Mira Kanehl grew up in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural environment and worked both as a project manager and translator for the most of her career life.

At university, her focus was on literature and intercultural communication with the intent of becoming an author.

Though it was her dream from age three, it stayed just that until she took the leap in 2018, when she published her first book.

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Hunt a Killer in the Thrilling Harmony Series!


JR Thompson was born and raised in West Virginia. For more than fifteen years he worked with at-risk youth there. He married and moved to a small ghost town in Montana, where God called him to preach. He now serves as an assistant pastor in a neighboring town and also serves as the director of Canaan's Land Boys Ranch.

On more of a negative note, JR humbly admits that he is an addict - that's right, he can never get enough Dr. Pepper and has been that way for years.

In addition to writing and ministerial work, Thompson loves the outdoors - he and his wife enjoy going camping in tents (and they make sure to take their bear spray with them - especially since a blackbear got inside their Jeep and ripped up the seats in recent months), hiking, and doing anything to enjoy the beauty of God's creation.

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Women's Fiction from Judith Keim

Judith Keim was born and raised in Elmira, New York, and now makes her home in Idaho with her husband and their long-haired dachshund, Winston, and other members of her family. 

Growing up, books were always present being read, ready to go back to the library, or about to be discovered. Information from the books was shared in general conversation, giving all of us in the family a wealth of knowledge and a lot of imagination. Perhaps that is why I was drawn to the idea of writing stories early on. I particularly love to write novels about women who face unexpected challenges and meet them with strength. 

A hybrid author who both has a publisher and who self-publishes, Ms. Keim writes heart-warming stories of strong women who face challenges and find love and happiness along the way. Her books are based, in part, on many of the places she's lived or visited and on the interesting people she's met, creating believable characters and realistic settings her many, loyal readers love.

Her readers are presently awaiting the 4th and final book in the Salty Key Inn series -FINDING FAMILY - which will be available for pre-order mid-August. 

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I write contemporary sweet romances and cozy mysteries. I live in a small town in Washington State, near Seattle. I love to write about small coastal towns, although those that I write about are figments of my imagination. 

I used to be a tax accountant, but realized that writing romantic stories about people falling in love or making my amateur sleuths discover secrets about their suspects was way more fun than depreciating assets. 

There's never a dull moment in my household, with a tech geek husband, two small boys that keep me on my toes, two cranky cats, and a mischievous house rabbit. Tidbits of my everyday life have a tendency to find their way into my fiction, so watch out! :)

If you'd like to find out more about me and my books, please visit my website, http://nicoleellisauthor.com 

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Best-Selling Romantic Suspense from Deborah Camp!

Best-Selling Romantic Suspense from Deborah Camp!

5 Stars from a Reader Like You! Check them out on Amazon.
"Deborah Camp has done it again . . . added another fascinating book to her long list of entertaining reads. THROUGH HIS EYES is a romantic suspense chock full of both . . . steamy, titillating romance and edge of your seat suspense.

I loved the paranormal twist with psychics Trudy Tucker and Levi Wolfe. Trudy has the ability to see and feel the horrific acts committed by murderers. Levi can speak to the victims, chronicling the last hours, even minutes, of their life. They team up to end the gruesome spree of a serial killer in the Florida Keys. Along the way, they realize their connection is much more than shared psychic abilities as their hearts and bodies entwine as tightly as their minds.

Some of the scenes viewed by Trudy are graphic. I typically don't like extreme violence but these scenes are necessary to fully translate the villain's evil intentions. While at times intense, the balance is restored with witty banter and sexy encounters between Levi and Trudy.

THROUGH HIS EYES is a well written thriller with a healthy dose of romance. It should be on the "must read" list of every romantic suspense reader but more than that, anyone who enjoys a good crime novel or action thriller will definitely want to consider this novel for their library. A very good read!"

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