Joanna 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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AB read at birth according to her mother. At age four, her public librarian rejected her application for a card. She was too short to see over the desk.
She stormed home undeterred. Older neighbor kids and loads of cousins provided a fix for her reading obsession. She traded them dolls and colors and small trinkets for scary comic books.
Years of teaching adolescent boys and working with high-testosterone tekkies fuel her interest in neuroanatomy and behavioral psychology. The terror those comics imprinted in her brain surfaces regularly.
Her dark, psychological thrillers probe the impact of the family on wounded hearts. She still holds public librarians in high esteem.
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Loni Lynne started writing in her early teens and never really stopped. Her travels growing up, being active duty in the United States Navy and later, traveling with her husband, inspired her to create unique stories and characters for her paranormal romances.
Her debut novel, Wanted: One Ghost kicked off a series of ghost romances in the fictional town of Kings Mill, Maryland. An avid interest in her paternal Romanian history, spurred the legends and folklore of the ancient, mysterious land for her Guardians of Dacia series.
Between the two series, Loni Lynne will have many stories to tell and characters ready to come to life.
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I’m an author of spicy Regency romance with alpha heroes and independent heroines, layers of emotion, and lots of sizzle. I fell in love with historical romances and all things Regency—and especially all those dashing Regency heroes—while living in England, where I spent most of my time reading Jane Austen and getting lost in London (especially the getting lost part). I have traveled around the world, both as a tourist and as a volunteer with children's organizations in Peru, Ecuador, Thailand, and Mexico. I love to hike and fly airplanes, adore all things chocolate and coffee, and am a Doctor Who fanatic (everyone says my house *is* bigger on the inside!). I am a terrible cook who hopes to one day use my oven for something other than shoe storage. In my spare time, when I'm not writing or teaching, I enjoy tending the roses in my garden during the summer and reading historical romances during the winter. My fav authors are Elizabeth Hoyt (her Maiden Lane series is fantastic!), Sabrina Jeffries (fabulous emotion on every page), and Sylvia Day (who isn’t afraid to take historical romance in all kinds of new and hot directions).
I've been writing since 2015, when All About Romance named me Best Debut Historical Romance Author for my debut series, THE SECRET LIFE OF SCOUNDRELS. DUKES ARE FOREVER won the 2016 Maggie Award for Best Historical Romance, and HOW I MARRIED A MARQUESS was a 2017 RITA finalist. ALONG CAME A ROGUE broke through the usual Regency romance tropes by being about a woman who is nothing like other traditional Regency heroines. And in ONCE A SCOUNDREL, we’re taken twenty-five years into the future, to follow the loves and losses of the next generation of scoundrels.
I'm so excited this year to launch my new series, CAPTURING THE CARLISLES. When these heroes meet their heroines, they've met their matches--in more ways than one! IF THE DUKE DEMANDS, in which Sebastian’s desire to find the perfect duchess is turned upside down by Miranda Hodgkins, was named a TOP PICK by Night Owl Reviews. WHEN THE SCOUNDREL SINS is Quinton’s chance for love…if he can find a way to open his heart. (RT Reviews gave it a 4-1/2 stars TOP PICK rating.) Book 3, AS THE DEVIL DARES, to be released in March 2018, pits Robert Carlisle against his greatest adversary—Mariah Winslow, the woman standing between him and his business partnership. Stay tuned for more information about the Carlisle brothers and their equally rakish cousins!
If you love history and romance as much as I do, I'd love to hear from you.
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The Carlisles are back…and England will never be the same! Known as the "Scourge of Mayfair," the infamous brothers enjoy nothing more than having a good time and striking fear into the hearts of marriage-minded mamas. But when the three brothers cross paths with three very special women, they've finally met their matches--in more ways than one. To read sneak peeks of each book, visit https://www.annaharringtonbooks.com/capturing-the-carlisles
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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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Jan Walters grew up and still resides in central Iowa. She and her husband own a farm. With five generations of family members serving on the Des Moines Police Department, she grew up hearing all kinds of stories about police officers. She incorporated some of those stories and gave them a unique twist for her new series; A Ghost & A Cop.
In September 2014, York Street- A Ghost & A Cop Series was released. The book is a tale of chaos and mayhem as Brett O'Shea, a young street cop, and an irreverent ghost, Al, team up to outwit a serial killer with unusual capabilities. Brett doesn't believe in hocus pocus until Al shows up. The two are in for a ride of their life. York Street is a 2016 Eric Hoffer Finalist.
In the January 2017, Red Sunset Drive- A Ghost and a Cop Series was released. This is the second book in the 'Ghost & a Cop' series. This book was given the Editor's Choice Award and the Rising Star Award.
Jan is currently working on book 3 in the 'Ghost and A Cop' series. In 'Tempest Court', Brett O'Shea and Michael, the ghost, face a new supernatural killer.
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Reading has always been one of my favorite hobbies, even as a little girl. When I was a toddler, my parents would read stories to me over and over. I would hear them so often that I had the books memorized and could recite the story word by word.
The past year, I started having stories stuck in my head and finally decided to start writing. My favorite genres are fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary romance. So of course that's what I'm inclined to write.
I have a husband, two young daughters, and a mini Australian Shepherd. I've lived in Tennessee the majority of my life and love the state.
I'm extremely addicted to caffeine and enjoy drinking coffee and lattes.
I am so pleased that you stopped by my page! Please feel free to contact me!
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After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, Diane Vallere traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. She started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.
The award-winning Samantha Kidd Mystery Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY; BUYER, BEWARE; THE BRIM REAPER; SOME LIKE IT HAUTE; GRAND THEFT RETRO; PEARLS GONE WILD; and CEMENT STILETTOS. A short story, "Just Kidding," tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor.
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#1 DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY
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#6 PEARLS GONE WILD
#7 CEMENT STILETTOS
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USA TODAY bestselling author Olivia Wildenstein grew up in New York City, the daughter of a French father with a great sense of humor, and a Swedish mother whom she speaks to at least three times a day. She chose Brown University to complete her undergraduate studies and earned a bachelor’s in comparative literature. After designing jewelry for a few years, Wildenstein traded in her tools for a laptop computer and a very comfortable chair. This line of work made more sense, considering her college degree.
When she’s not writing, she’s psychoanalyzing everyone she meets (Yes. Everyone), eavesdropping on conversations to gather material for her next book, baking up a storm (that she actually eats), going to the gym (because she eats), and attempting not to be late at her children’s school (like she is 4 out of 5 mornings, on good weeks).
Wildenstein lives with her husband and three children in Geneva, Switzerland, where she’s an active member of the writing community.
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Elise Noble's books combine romance, mystery, and mayhem with a healthy dose of humour. She currently writes four series:
- Blackwood Security
- Blackwood Elements
- Blackwood UK
- The Trouble Series
Plus a few standalone stories.
Aside from writing, Elise's hobbies include scuba diving, horse riding, driving fast cars, eating chocolate, and sleeping. She lives in England with a dog, two sugar gliders and a horse called Trev.
If you like your books a little milder, you may prefer the clean version of the first three books (no on-the-page sex and no swearing) available through my author page.
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Ron Schwab is the author of Sioux Sunrise, Paint the Hills Red, Medicine Wheel, Night of the Coyote, and Last Will, the latter two of which were nominated for Best Novel Peacemaker Awards by Western Fictioneers. He is a member of the Western Writers of America, Western Fictioneers, and Mystery Writers of America.
Ron and his wife, Bev, divide their time between their home in Fairbury, Nebraska and their cabin in the Kansas Flint Hills.
To learn more about Ron and his books, please visit www.RonSchwabBooks.com.
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Lorana Hoopes is originally from Texas but now living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three kids. They keep her busy and limit her writing time, but she's working hard to bring more books you will enjoy!
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Mike has recently released the third book in his most recent YA/Teen fantasy series - The Alaris Chronicles, following his 2016 trilogy of The Cremelino Prophecy.
Mike was born in California and has lived in multiple states from the west coast to the east coast. He cannot remember a time when he wasn't reading a book. At school, home, on vacation, at work at lunch time, and yes even a few pages in the car (at times when he just couldn't put that great book down). Though he has read all sorts of genres he has always been drawn to fantasy. It is his way of escaping to a simpler time filled with magic, wonders and heroics of young men and women.
Other than reading, Mike has always enjoyed the outdoors. From the beaches in Southern California to the warm waters of North Carolina. From the waterfalls in the Northwest to the Rocky Mountains in Utah. Mike has appreciated the beauty that God provides for us. He also enjoys hiking, discovering nature, playing a little basketball or volleyball, and most recently disc golf. He has a lovely wife who has always supported him, and three beautiful children who have been the center of his life.
Mike began writing stories in elementary school and moved on to larger novels in his early adult years. He has worked in corporate finance for most of his career. That, along with spending time with his wonderful family and obligations at church has made it difficult to find the time to truly dedicate to writing. In the last few years as his children have become older he has returned to doing what he truly enjoys - writing!
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Edith Parzefall studied literature and linguistics in Germany and the United States and worked in IT before she became a full-time writer and translator.
She supports a street kids project in Recife, Brazil. When she visited Grupo Ruas e Pracas, she took part in a music and crafts workshop with the children. During her stay in Rio de Janeiro, STRAYS OF RIO, a social thriller set in this city of contrasts, took shape.
In 2008 she traveled through Chile, supposedly the safest country in South America. Stopped at a red light in their rented SUV, she and her partner were sandwiched between two trucks on the Pan-American highway. An unplanned excursion to the local hospital and the Carabineros de Chile allowed her insights she never meant to gain but wouldn't want to miss. A new story idea sparked: Crumple Zone.
Nowadays, she prefers to travel back in time to 16th century Nuremberg to spend time with the hangman Meister Frantz. This executioner of the free imperial city first caught her attention when she learned he convinced the city council to let him behead women. Intrigued? No? Well, the traditional punishment for women was drowning...
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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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Through an illogical twist of fate, Caroline Clemmons was not born on a Texas ranch. To compensate for this inexplicable error, she writes about handsome cowboys, feisty ranch women, and scheming villains in a small office her family calls her pink cave. She and her Hero live in North Central Texas cowboy country where they ride herd on their rescued cats and dogs. The books she creates there have made her an Amazon bestselling author and won several awards.
Prior to writing full time, her jobs included stay-at-home mom (her favorite), secretary, newspaper reporter and featured columnist, assistant to the managing editor of a psychology journal, bookkeeper for the local tax assessor and--for a short and fun time--an antique dealer with her youngest daughter.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your viewpoint), she and her daughter took the most interesting antiques home and didn't make much money selling what was left. They enjoyed themselves tremendously, though. If she ever wins the lottery, she'll go back into the antique business while continuing to write. When she's not indulging her passion for writing, Caroline enjoys reading, travel, browsing antiques, genealogy, painting, and getting together with friends.
She has written articles for several genealogy periodicals and has put together three family books: one for the family of her mother, one for her father, and one for her mother-in-law. She often uses family names in her historical novels for accuracy to the time period.
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Christina (C.A.) Larmer is the author of 11 books, including six in the popular Ghostwriter Mystery Series starring amateur sleuth Roxy Parker, and two Agatha Christie Book Clubs. She has two stand-alone novels, the new posthumous mystery Do Not Go Gentle, and An Island Lost, and a non-fiction book, A Measure of Papua New Guinea (Focus, 2008).
Born and bred in tropical Papua New Guinea, Christina was educated in Australia and has lived and worked around the world from New York and Los Angeles to London. A journalist, editor, teacher and writer, she now runs an indie publishing service from her home in the Byron Bay hinterland, on the east coast of Australia, which she shares with her musician husband, two sons, a devilish Blue Heeler called Kasper and countless koalas and snakes.
Her Agatha Christie Book Club is now an Amazon 'Best Seller'- the third in the series comes out in December.
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J.J. DiBenedetto is author of the Dream Series and the Jane Barnaby Adventures and lives in Arlington, Virginia with the love of his life and a white cat who rules the roost.
His passions are photography, travel, the opera, the New York Giants, and of course writing.
Mr. DiBenedetto is devoted to writing books with a sense of mysticism to entertain and perhaps invite his readers to suspend belief in a way they might never have.
Since he was very young , he has always been intrigued with the supernatural and things that can't be explained rationally.
By always asking way too many questions, it piqued his interest to the point of setting his writing off and running when he grew up! All the curiosity building up all those years were finally getting put into words to captivate readers. And it hasn't ended. His main goal is to share all the stories he has inside, putting pen to paper. And that's how the Dream Series was born.
All the books are available as audiobooks, including a short story narrated by Doctor Who star Nicola Bryant!
Mr. DiBenedetto welcomes queries and feedback from his loyal readers.
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