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Meet Diane Weiner and the Susan Wiles Schoolhouse Cozy Mystery Series!

Diane Weiner is a veteran public school teacher and mother of four children. She has enjoyed reading for as long as she can remember. She has fond memories of reading Nancy Drew and Mary Higgins Clark on snowy weekend afternoons in upstate New York and yearned to write books that would bring that kind of enjoyment to her readers. Being an animal lover, she is a vegetarian and shares her home with two adorable cats. In her free time, she enjoys running, attending community theater productions, and spending time with her family (especially going to the mall with her teenage daughter and getting Dairy Queen afterwards).

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Time for a Steamy Paranormal Romance Series with Mallory Crowe!

Mallory Crowe is the award winning author of the Fractured Farrells series, the Bad Boys of the Underworld series and many other novels. She grew up surrounded by rescue dogs and escaping into romance books whenever possible. After trying to do the "adult" thing by getting an accounting degree and CPA license, she decided to try her hand at writing and never looked back.


An avid traveler, reader, and Netflix addict, Mallory currently lives in Michigan, with her husband and three laidback dogs.

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A Wild Ride with the Banished Love Clean Western Romance Series!

Ramona Flightner is an avid reader, writer, and traveler. By day, she practices the healing arts as a nurse practitioner. Every other moment, she's researching, reading and writing her next novel. 

Ramona is from Missoula, Montana. Her favorite pastimes are fly fishing the cool, clear streams of a Montana river, hiking in the mountains, and spending time with family and friends.

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Novels in the Banished Saga:

  • Love's First Flames (Banished Saga, Prequel, Book 0.5)
  • Banished Love (Banished Saga, Book 1)
  • Reclaimed Love(Banished Saga, Book 2)
  • Undaunted Love, Part One (Banished Saga, Book 3)
  • Undaunted Love, Part Two (Banished Saga, Book 3.5)
  • Tenacious Love (Banished Saga, Book 4)
  • Unrelenting Love (Banished Saga, Book 5)
  • Escape to Love (Banished Saga, Book 6) 

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Meet USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Queen and the Beachcomber Investigations Series!

Is there anything better than finding a new series to love? Beachcomber Investigations has SIX books just waiting for you to explore!

First, meet the author Stephanie Queen!
A romantic at heart and a writer by nature, Stephanie Queen has the enthusiastic soul of a cheerleader. So of course she loves creating stories where the good guys always win. Although she's lost count of all the jobs she had before she settled on being a Novelist, her favorite was selling cookies as a Keebler Elf. She is a graduate of UConn (go Huskies!) and Harvard U and lives in New Hampshire with her family, her cat, Kitty, and her (real or imagined?) chauffeur, Myren.

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Meet Ciana Stone and the LEGACY Paranormal Romance Series!

Meet Ciana Stone and the LEGACY Paranormal Romance Series!

I'm a country gal at heart and am pretty keen on cowboy and home-grown heroes. Happily-ever-after is something I believe in with my whole heart. Love may be a bumpy road and there ares bound to be some perils along the way but in the end love should win. I try to take that attitude into my writing and think that love, hope and laughter are some of the best medicine there is. Along with books. 

I love to hear from readers and the most important thing I can say is - "thank you. To every reader who has spent his or her hard-earned reading dollars on a Ciana Stone book, thank you from the bottom of my heart." 

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Get your daily dose of thrills from master of suspense Angie Martin and the Rachel Thomas Series!

I live in Calimesa, California with my husband, two cats, and beloved dog. I have two sons off paving their own way in the world. I grew up in Wichita, Kansas and have lived all over the United States. My entire life has revolved around imaginary worlds contained within the covers of a book. My aunt introduced me to Stephen King and a little book called Christine in eighth grade, and my life was never the same. 
I have released four novels in the suspense/thriller, paranormal/supernatural thriller, and horror genres. I also have a poetry/short story collection, a horror short story collection, and have contributed short stories to multiple anthologies. 
“Conduit” won the Gold Medal for Paranormal Fiction in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. “The Boys Club” won the Silver Medal for Suspense Fiction in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. It was also voted as one of the 2014-15 Top 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading (ReadFree.ly). All of my works have won additional readers’ choice and blog choice awards. 

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Heart-warming Cozy Mystery Series from USA Today Best-Selling Author Alison Golden

Alison Golden was born and raised in Bedfordshire, England. She writes cozy mysteries and suspense novels, along with the occasional witty blog post, all of which are designed to entertain, amuse, and calm. Her approach is to combine creative ideas with excellent writing and edit, edit, edit. 

Alison is the creator of the Reverend Annabelle Dixon cozy mysteries, a charming, fun series featuring a female vicar ministering in the beautiful county of Cornwall, England. She also produces a Jersey-based detective series featuring Inspector David Graham and the Diana Hunter series, set in Vancouver. 

Her books' themes range from the humorous and sweet to harder hitting suspense. They are recommended for readers who like to relax and unwind with their books, who enjoy getting to know the characters, and who prefer the tougher side of life implied. 

Alison is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and twin sons. She splits her time traveling between London and San Francisco. 

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Meet Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author Veronica Scott!

Always more stories to tell, new adventures to experience--Veronica's personal motto is, "Never boring." 

  • She's an Enterprise "Crew Member" in the Official Audiobook production of Harlan Ellison's "The City On The Edge of Forever" Star Trek script
  • NASA Medal of Excellence
  • 7 Time SFR Galaxy Award Honoree
  • Romancing The Novel Hearts Through History Winner
  • National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award Winner
  • Golden Quill Award Finalist
  • Laurel Wreath Finalist
  • Visit Veronica's Website!
Each story in the SECTORS SF ROMANCE SERIES series takes place in the same world of hunky space soldiers and the competent ladies who love them. You can read the books in this series back to back, or as individual, stand-alone books.

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Meet Sherri Bryan and the Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery Series!

When I was growing up, I carried a book everywhere I went. Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl were my favourites. 

Long story short, years later and keen for a new adventure, I moved to Spain to open a marina-front café barwhich was the inspiration for the series. 
It was fabulous place to work, overlooking the sea and the boats, but with no experience of running a café, and very limited Spanish, it was the most challenging, most terrifying, but absolutely the most brilliant thing I've ever done...and the hardest I've ever worked! 

In 2015, I read my first cozy mystery and knew I'd found a genre I loved to read, and wanted to write in. My first book, 'Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse', followed a few months later in May of the same year and the eighth book in that series is due for publication in July 2017. A new series with a celestial theme will follow shortly… 

When I’m not scribbling down ideas for new stories, or tapping away on my laptop, you’ll most likely find me with my nose in a book (I read everything from mysteries and romance to biographies and cookbooks), rustling up something experimental in the kitchen, or out with my gorgeous rescue dog, George, who has me well and truly wrapped around his little paw. 
Sherri's first book in the series, 'Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse', is free to download for Kindle at mybook.to/CharlotteDenver1 or for iBooks, Nook and Kobo at https://books2read.com/u/319E73. 

 If you'd like to take advantage of the discounted 99c/99p launch prices AND get early notification of new releases, launch day discounts and other book-related newsplease sign up to Sherri's readers' list at http://www.sherribryan.com!

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Meet Libby Kirsch and the Stella Reynolds Mysteries!

Libby Kirsch is an Emmy award winning journalist, with over ten years experience working as a news anchor and reporter. She draws on her rich history of making embarrassing mistakes on live TV, and is happy to finally indulge her creative writing side, instead of always having to stick to the facts. She is also happy to not wake up at 2:30am to anchor the morning news anymore--there's simply not enough coffee in the world for that shift!

Though she is from Columbus, Ohio, Libby lives with her husband, children, and Sam the dog in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 


Last Call: A twisty, fun PI Mystery (The Janet Black Mystery Series Book 1)Last Call: A twisty, fun PI Mystery (The Janet Black Mystery Series Book 1) $0.00

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For fans of Janet Evanovich! Last Call is what you'd get if Stephanie Plum owned a bar and loved to swear. A Dumpster, a body, and a killer on the run. Unfazed after finding a body behind the Dumpster of her bar, Janet Black is ready for business as usual until police start eyeing her boyfriend as the possible killer. When the victim's teetotaling daughter decides to take up residence in the corner booth until the murderer is caught, Janet is forced to get involved.  She'd rather be dealing with unruly customers, but instead Janet reluctantly mounts her own investigation to find out if the dead man's complicated past could have anything to do with his death, whether an unreliable employee's absence is mere coincidence, and why police are purposefully feeding her bad information about the case.  Janet's sharp tongue and coarse personality make her the guilty pleasure heroine you've always wanted. Get lost in Last Call today.

 


Last Minute: A twisty, fun PI Mystery (The Janet Black Mystery Series Book 2)Last Minute: A twisty, fun PI Mystery (The Janet Black Mystery Series Book 2) $4.99

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An amateur PI. A town full of secrets. Can she uncover the truth before another body drops? Janet Black is a hardworking bar owner determined to make her own way in the world. But when one of her regulars learns of a suspicious death in the family, she’ll have to put her business on hold to solve the crime. While local police chalk up the cause of death to an accidental overdose, Janet’s investigative intuition suspects more is at stake. But without an official PI license, she'll need to grab clues quick before she's caught. When Janet discovers the victim has ties to a drug dealer and a hired escort, she worries she's in over her head. Especially when her prime suspect turns up dead. Can she protect the innocent and find the real killer before she becomes the next victim? Last Minute is the second standalone book in the heart-pounding Janet Black Mystery series. If you like fast-paced suspense, blue-collar heroines, and stunning plot twists, then you’ll love Libby Kirsch’s maverick saga of suspense. Buy Last Minute and pour yourself a tall glass of gripping mystery today!

 


Last Chance: A twisty, fun PI Mystery (The Janet Black Mystery Series Book 3)Last Chance: A twisty, fun PI Mystery (The Janet Black Mystery Series Book 3) $4.99

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A missing girl, a sleuth in training, and family secrets with deadly consequences. Janet Black, the feisty bar owner and apprentice PI in Knoxville, Tennessee, is back, and she’s taken a job her mentor told her to run from: finding a missing teenage girl. But with her computer-expert boyfriend, and an ear fine-tuned for gossip from her years as a bartender, she figures she’s just the right person to make a difference. As she dives into the case, though, she finds that the mother’s not telling the whole story, setting Janet up for a dangerous discovery. And trouble never comes alone. Her bar is flagged for liquor-code violations, a construction project gets out of hand, and she uncovers weird, possibly criminal, obsessions in her new chef. Janet refuses to acknowledge she’s out of her depth—and thinks she just needs more time to put the puzzle pieces together and find the girl. But when a dead body surfaces, her world view is shaken. Suddenly, finding the missing girl is more than just an altruistic act. Her very life depends on it. As the sinister plot twists ever closer to her own life, Janet is faced with a dilemma. When it comes to the ones you love, how many chances are too many? Last Chance is the third book in the Janet Black Mystery Series. Devour it today.


Meet the Aaron Paul Lazar and the Thrilling LeGarde Mystery Series!

Aaron Paul Lazar is obsessed with writing. He's completed twenty-six books to date, and has earned twenty literary book awards. He writes mysteries, suspense, love stories, and more. You'll usually find him writing his heart out in the early hours of the day - preferably in the dark, quiet hours when no one else is awake in his bustling household. Visit his website at www.lazarbooks.com to sign up for a free book and to learn about future deals. 

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Meet Anna Celeste Burke and the Georgie Shaw Mysteries!

An award-winning and USA Today Best-selling author, Anna enjoys snooping into life's mysteries with fun, fiction, & food—California style! Her books include the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series set in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, the Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery series set on California’s Central Coast, and The Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery series set in Orange County, California--the OC. 


I'd love to have you meet Georgie Shaw, Detective Jack Wheeler, Miles, and Ella. This series is set against the backdrop of Marvelous Marley World, an entertainment empire built on the success of a cartoon cat. The idea of Marvelous Marley World and some of what goes on there is loosely based on my experience as a chef at Walt Disney World. No murders while I "worked for the mouse" at the "mouse factory" as we referred to the "happiest place on earth," but there was plenty of mayhem. Lots of interesting, quirky characters, too. Like Disney, Marvelous Marley World isn't always so marvelous! Always intriguing and a unique setting for a cozy mystery series. 


I hope you'll enjoy the fun, food, cats, and second chance romance that come with the murder, mayhem, and mystery in this series. 


Like all the books in this series, the box set is included in Kindle Unlimited so it will be free to KU subscribers! 
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Meet Colleen Helme and the wildly entertaining Shelby Nichols Adventure Series!

Colleen Helme is the author of the best-selling Shelby Nichols Adventure Series, a highly humorous series about Shelby Nichols, a woman with the ability to read minds. When asked if reading minds is something Colleen wishes she could do she says, "No way! It gets Shelby into so much trouble that I would never want that ability." Known for her laugh since she was a kid, Colleen has always tried to find the humor in every situation and continues to enjoy writing about Shelby's adventures. Besides writing, she loves reading, biking, hiking, and playing board and card games with family and friends. She loves to connect with readers and admits that fans of the series keep her writing. 

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Meet Donna Hatch and the Rogue Hearts Historical Romance Series!

Donna Hatch is the award-winning author of over a dozen books including the best-selling
"Rogue Hearts Series." A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She is a sought-after workshop presenter, and juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

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Meet Linda Watkins and the Terrifying Mateguas Island Series!

Linda Watkins currently resides in Sedona, Arizona and, in another life, was a Senior Clinical Financial Analyst at Stanford University School of Medicine. Born on the east coast, she grew up in a suburb of Detroit. Upon graduation from college (Carnegie Mellon, '70), she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived and worked for most of her adult life. In 2006, she packed up her belongings and, along with her 3 rescue dogs, took the plunge and moved to a remote island off the coast of Maine.

It was on this island that she wrote her first novel, MATEGUAS ISLAND and, since publication, the novel has garnered the following awards:

  • 2014 Gold Medal, Supernatural Fiction, READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD COMPETITION
  • 2014 First Place Award, Contemporary Gothic, CHANTICLEER BOOK REVIEW, PARANORMAL AWARDS
  • 2015 Outstanding Novel in Horror/Suspense, IAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS

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Meet the Sisters Responsible for the High Country Mystery Series!

Meet the Sisters Responsible for the High Country Mystery Series!

Sisters Vickie Britton & Loretta Jackson, are co-authors of over forty novels including the Jeff McQuede High Country Mystery series: Murder in Black and White, Whispers of the Stones, and Stealer of Horses. They are also authors of the eight book archaeological Ardis Cole Mystery Series and the Pre-Columbian mystery series.

A High Country Mystery Series has SEVEN books for you explore, with an eighth, Rapid River Hoax, releasing this fall!

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Meet Ciana Stone and the Honky Tonk Angels Romance Series!

I'm a country gal at heart and am pretty keen on cowboy and home-grown heroes. Happily-ever-after is something I believe in with my whole heart. Love may be a bumpy road and there ares bound to be some perils along the way but in the end love should win. I try to take that attitude into my writing and think that love, hope and laughter are some of the best medicine there is. Along with books. 

I love to hear from readers and the most important thing I can say is - "thank you. To every reader who has spent his or her hard-earned reading dollars on a Ciana Stone book, thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Read more: Meet Ciana Stone and the Honky Tonk Angels Romance Series!

Meet Shewanda Pugh and the Romantic Love Edy series!

Shewanda Pugh's a tomboy who's been writing romance since an inappropriate age. While she's been shortlisted for a few awards and snagged a bestsellers list or two, there's nothing she enjoys more than hearing from her readers. 

In another life, she earned a BA from Alabama A&M University and an MA in Writing from Nova Southeastern University. Though a hardcore native of Boston, MA, she now lives in Miami, FL, where she sulks in the sunshine, guzzles coffee, and puzzles over her next novel. 

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Sci-Fi Author Ray Jay Perreault & the Thrilling Virus/Earth II Series!

Meet Award-Winning Sci-Fi Author Ray Jay Perreault & the Thrilling Virus/Earth II Series!

Ray is taking almost 40 years in Aerospace and creating Science Fiction that has rich characters in situations you can relate to. He flew in the United States Air Force for 10 years and traveled to 27 countries. He then spent almost 30 years working for Northrop Grumman on some of the most classified programs in the world including the B-2 Bomber.

The Virus/Earth II series (4 Bks released, Bk 5 July 8) takes mankind from almost extinction to exploring the universe. The series has many characters, subplots and carries the survivors of a suspicious virus forward to a position spanning solar systems and interacting with friendly and hostile aliens.

This series introduces SIMPOC The First Thinking Computer and Julius another thinking computer which operates on a different agenda.

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Meet Richard Bard and the Thrilling Brainrush Series!

Richard Bard

Richard Bard was born in Munich, Germany to American parents, and joined the United States Air Force like his father. But when he was diagnosed with cancer and learned he had only months to live, he left the service. He earned a management degree from the University of Notre Dame and ultimately ran three successful companies involving advanced security products used by US embassies and governments worldwide. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Redondo Beach, Brainrush (Brainrush Series Book 1)California, with his wife, and remains in excellent health.

Richard draws on his own experiences as a former USAF pilot and cancer survivor to craft compelling characters who risk it all for love and loyalty. With breakneck international chases, and mind-blowing plot twists, his "International Thrillers With Soul" are sure to capture your imagination.

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  • The sixth and final book of the Brainrush series, "No Refuge," will be released in 2017.
  • To sign up for pre-release information, or for updates on the Brainrush film adaptation, visit RichardBard.com

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Meet Dianne Harman and the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series

Dianne Harman has had the sort of life that makes a great author! She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking, playing backgammon with her husband, Tom, and throwing the ball for their dog, Kelly.

  • Dianne has been named by Amazon as an All-Star seven times
  • Book One of the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series was voted by readers as One of the Top 30 Best Self-Published Books of 2014!
  • Each book features mouth-watering recipes
  • All books FREE through Kindle Unlimited

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