Connie Mann is a licensed boat captain and loves writing romantic suspense stories set in Florida’s small towns and unspoiled wilderness. She is the author of BEYOND RISK, (Florida Wildlife Warriors #1), the Safe Harbor series (TANGLED LIES, HIDDEN THREAT, DEADLY MELODY), as well as ANGEL FALLS and TRAPPED! She has lived in seven different states but this weather wimp has happily called warm, sunny Florida home for more than twenty years. When she’s not dreaming up plotlines, you’ll find...Read More
When I was younger, I watched this amazing animated series and then devoured the Jack McKinney novelizations. Somewhere along the way, I realized that the part I would discuss with my friends wasn’t the cool technology, or the amazing action sequences — I was pulled into the wonderful, painful love triangle between Lisa, Rick and Lynn Minmei. All that setting, and there is plenty, only mattered as to how it drove the characters together and apart. And thus an SFR aficionado was born.When...Read More
Tess Thompson Romance…hometowns and heartstrings.Warning. Tess Thompson books will make you laugh, cry and remind you what it’s like to fall in love. Don’t purchase unless you like books about good people with ridiculously happy endings.Tess writes epic love stories with relatable characters set in small towns. Some of her books have suspense, others a mystery, and a few are set in the past. Like a reader said recently, “Tess Thompson books give you more than just a romance.”She...Read More
Need some downtime from all the festivities? There's nothing like snuggling up in your favorite reading spot with a good story and Gail Chianese has the perfect choice for you...
A NAVY HOMECOMING (A Changing Tides Novella)
Because sometimes love needs a second chance and a little intervention.
Formerly released as A Sailor's Second Chance through the Kindle World program, A NAVY HOMECOMING releases on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and more. Available December 4th.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Wishing everyone Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa and Season Greetings! "The most wonderful time of the year" has swung back again! THE WISH was originally released in November 2011 as a standalone Christmas novella. Here's a wonderful opportunity to read a Francis Ray Holiday original and for only .99 cents!
Nicholas Darling, an Administrator of Memorial Hospital in Jubilee,Texas has a wounded heart. Will he learn the lesson of true love in time when Augusta Evans, an eccentric old woman grants him a wish - or will he be too blind too see it?
WRONG BED, RIGHT ROOMMATE is coming on January 14!
It's not every day you wake up to a stranger getting into your bed.
Only, he isn't a stranger at all, he's my best friend's hot older brother...and apparently my new roommate.
Having him in my space, driving me crazy, isn't a problem at all. Nope.
All I need to do is keep control of the situation...
Click HERE to read more and pre-order!
HEART OF MINE, Colorado Hearts Series Book Three!
USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fyffe makes love the grandest adventure on the frontier for the resistant darling of Eden, Colorado.
Emma Brinkman is the most eligible bachelorette in town and staying that way. After learning twice that romance is a lie, she's focused only on making the mine she and her sisters inherited a booming success. To do that, she'll need to put her trust in a notorious scoundrel. But no matter how flirtatious, handsome, or persistent he may be, Emma is interested only in his expertise in coaxing gold from the earth.
The illegitimate son of a duke, Beranger North is a reputed playboy and a self-made man who found his fortune excavating the rich and profitable American West. He's always looking for a good prospect, and Beranger sees the potential in Eden, Colorado, and in mining the affections of his fetching, if wary, new business partner.
All he has to do is convince Emma to take one more chance on love---on him. Against all odds, they could both strike it rich, if only in matters of the heart.
Available for Pre-Order now!
Looking for a romance hero who talks to you?
Meet Jonathan Wylde, a sexy superhero who knows he's a character in a book, and will do his best to keep you, the reader, reading:
Forced to undergo experimental procedures that grafted wolf DNA into his own and then given super healing powers, Jonathan Wylde wants nothing to do with civilization, preferring instead to run with his wolf pack. A reluctant member of the Xi Force super team, he keeps to himself unless his talents are needed.
Dove Locklear returns home after spending exciting and adventurous weeks with the Xi Force super team, and reconnecting with her childhood friend, John Wylde. But danger lurks in her father's genetics lab. An agent of Red Guard, with nefarious plans, whisks her away at gunpoint to a secret Russian facility.
When his closest friend, Dove Locklear, is kidnapped, Wylde needs to learn to work with his team if he wants to save her. He knows where they took her, and the danger she's in. He'll do whatever it takes to rescue to her, even if that means confronting the man who created him: his father.
Discover S. C. Mitchell's WYLDE.
It has come to my attention that a few malicious gossips are claiming, because Thanksgiving is over, that the holidays are upon us. I would like to say that it is this kind of rumor-mongering that spreads panic among people who aren't yet prepared and I highly disappro...
OH MY GOD!!!
Ahem. While I scramble to assemble gifts, food, tree, and finish writing the third Kellen Adams book---here's information for you:
---On December 18th, DEAD GIRL RUNNING comes out in paperback with an all-new cover and a bonus short story, and with reduced ebook prices. Think of it as a Christmas gift for yourself...and your reading friends! Get DEAD GIRL RUNNING at your favorite bookstore or:
---As you know from viewing the giant treehouse, the stone circle, and our amazing lavender, The Husband loves big projects. The stone circle, especially, has been so immense he's been working on it every summer since 2011. This year, he decided to complete one of the two unfinished areas with a star so glittery and bright NASA has spotted it from the space station. Take the tour.
As always, as December arrives, Linda is happy to be in the holiday season, yet sorry that yet another year is ending. This has been a good year for Linda. She's had four books published, and the last of them is her 50th published novel.
What were they? Well, she's unsurprisingly mentioned them here before. Two were Harlequin Romantic Suspense novels in her K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries: SECOND CLASS SOLDIER, then TRAINED TO PROTECT, published in March and October respectively. One was PICK AND CHEWS, the fourth book in her Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries for Midnight Ink. And finally, in many ways, was VISIONARY WOLF, the ninth book in Linda's Alpha Force miniseries about a covert military unit of shapeshifters for Harlequin Nocturne. It was her final book of the year--and her final book for Nocturne, which is ending.
Next year? Well, so far what's scheduled is FOR A GOOD PAWS, the fifth book in her Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series. More? Well, we'll see...
Linda wishes all of you a wonderful holiday season!
It's time for Christmas stories! The holiday season is often wonderful, generally stressful, and always busy. This is why Christmas novellas are popular--they're warm and happy and a quick read when time is limited.
I've written many stories over the years, and I'm happy to make them available again. CHRISTMAS REVELS contains four historical novellas along with a contemporary written specially for the collection. Two more stories, The Best Husband Money Can Buy and Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know, make up my CHRISTMAS CANDLES.
As a special holiday treat, one of my most popular novellas, THE CHRISTMAS CUCKOO, is available as a freestanding story. (It's also in CHRISTMAS REVELS.) Practical Meg drives through a winter storm to the local coaching inn to collect her soldier brother's friend, Jack Howard--and she comes home with the wrong Jack Howard! When Jack learns realizes the error, he doesn't want to leave, because he's never felt more at home in his life....
For a mere 99 cents, the CUCKOO is a perfect electronic stocking stuffer. Have a lovely holiday season, and may that include some happy holiday stories as well!
When I think of Christmas I see our tree, every branch hung with the decorations my two kids made when they were younger. They're now 20 and 24, but they still live at home. Tears come to my eyes in anticipation of the day when I won't be wakened by my daughter at six in the morning, reminding me it's time to open presents, knowing I'll have to drag my son out of bed because "six a.m. is way too early to get up, Mom."
I still play Santa and wrap their gifts, placing them under the tree on Christmas Eve. My daughter will fix muffins and coffee before we look in our Christmas stockings. Yes, we still hang stockings (and the dogs' stockings too!) on the mantle over the fireplace.
I love our family's Christmas traditions. I don't mind that my daughter still gets up too early. She's excited to see what she got from Momma Santa. Having my two children home to experience Christmas morning is gift enough for me. I want this to last forever.
If only Santa could grant my wish that our family tradition will never change.
Pamela Ann Cleverly is happy to announce the long-awaited book 2 in The Tanner Series. A BEACON IN THE DARK is the sequel to IN THE SHADOW OF THE LIGHTHOUSE and throws Olivia Bentley into a new challenge.
Olivia learns she's the sole heir of her grandmother's estate. The catch is, in order to claim the shares in the company her ancestors built three hundred years ago, she must go to Virginia and fight the Morrison brothers.
On a quest to save her grandfather's company and find her mother's past, Olivia must step into the life her mother left forty years before. Olivia not only finds her mother, but her grandmother and great-grandmother as well. In the process she realizes her grandmother was murdered . . . and Olivia may be next.
A BEACON IN THE DARK will be available in December.
There is snow on the ground, the Christmas tree is decorated, and the presents are hidden in the closet waiting to be wrapped. I love the Holiday Season. This year I'm putting my Rose Series on sale for the month of December. Enjoy a good read about angel and demons, the past, the present and the love story that flows through all of it.
I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.
NEW BOOK: HOLLYWOOD VS. THE AUTHOR
I'm thrilled to be appearing with Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, Lawrence Block and other fabulous authors in a new anthology about the "creative" process authors face when selling their books to Hollywood. I talk about my experience as a screenwriter and the long road to selling and writing my HUNTRESS MOON novels for TV. All authors in the anthology narrate our own pieces in the audiobook!
NANOWRIMO NOW WHAT?
So you did Nano and now you have 40-50K words. Yay! December is perfect for powering through a revision. Drop in to my Screenwriting Tricks for Authors for help.
New to Audio! LOVE ME TENDER, LOVE YOU HARD is out now!
Coming In December on Audio: BIG BAND OF BACHELORS BUNDLE Audiobook
This four-book bundle contains all the Band of Bachelors books, those SEALs who struggle with what it takes to choose the women who have the strength to hang with them. They love their babies, and love the ladies. Sometimes the two don't mix, but they eventually figure it out. Follow the stories of Lucas, Alex and Jake as they find their Happily Ever After, sometimes the hard way! Over 11 hours of audio book listening pleasure!
CHRISTMAS BITE is out in digital format. This is Book 3 in the Golden Vampires of Tuscany Series, a novella, and prequel to the new Book 4, MIDNIGHT BITE, coming next summer.
In other news, MORTAL BITE will be FREE on December 8, which is a savings from $3.99!
Check out Hachette/Forever Romance's Holiday gift guide with books from their bestselling authors...here's a quote that made my heart leap:
Cristina Lupo, Editorial: "The Highland Chieftain by Amy Jarecki is perfect for the Outlander lover in your life. Whether it be your mom, sister, or best friend, Amy's highlanders definitely satisfy any level of Jamie Fraser cravings they might have."
Click to see all their recommendations here: read-forever.com/forever-romance/team-forevers-holiday-gift-guide/
When the heart is flooded with thoughts of Christmas, the hand reaches for books that promise to share the hope, joy and love that Christmas represents. In Laura Landon's Christmas novella ONE MYSTICAL MOMENT readers will find just that. Frank Collyard is determined to suffer in silence when he agrees to help his mentor, the Earl of Beckett, solve a problem over the Christmas holidays. After all, how can he join in when his heart still reels from the tragic loss of his wife and little children just eight Christmases prior? Yet in one mystical moment, Beckett's niece draws him out of his dark place. And in her eyes Frank sees a future he could never have imagined.
For the reader gathering reads to begin the New Year, consider Laura's December release BEWITCHED BY THE POOR MAN. The second book in her Rich Man | Poor Man series will release December 15th and will warm you with its story of a future lost due to the wickedness of our hero's father, and a future regained thanks to the courage of a beautiful but scarred woman. Available briefly for 99 cents, this stand-alone novel is a must-have on your shelf!
THE EARL NEXT DOOR
Coming May 28, 2019
What does a fiercely independent young widow really want? One determined suitor is about to find out. . .
When Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, learns of her husband's sudden death, she realizes she's free. At last, she can do, go, and be as she pleases. Finally, she can have the life she has always dreamed of. She doesn't need, or want, to remarry. Especially not the supremely dashing Earl of Lyonwood, who makes Adeline yearn for his desire. . .
Lord Lyonwood, son of a philandering marquis, will not be like his father. He wants to run his estates and watch them flourish---and find a wife who brings love to his life. When he meets spirited and self-reliant Adeline in a case of near-scandalous mistaken identity, Lyon feels he's met his match. But Adeline isn't interested in a marriage proposal. She will only accept becoming his lover---and Lyon finds it hard to refuse. Unless the fire of his passion can melt Adeline's resolve.
Happy Holidays from the Gallaghers of Harmony Harbor and the McBrides of Christmas, Colorado!
Hallmark's WELCOME TO CHRISTMAS, the movie inspired by the first book in the Christmas, Colorado series, THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, airs in December, and we couldn't be more excited! The fabulous Jennifer Finnigan, who starred as Bridget Forrester on THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL, will be playing resort developer Madison Lane, and the equally fabulous Eric Mabius, who starred as Daniel Meade on UGLY BETTY, will be playing Sheriff Gage McBride!
We hope you'll tune in to the Hallmark Channel on Sunday, December 9 at 8/7c. to watch WELCOME TO CHRISTMAS and get to know the people in Santa's favorite little town after the North Pole. If you live in Canada, WELCOME TO CHRISTMAS will air on Friday, December 21st on CityTV at 7 p.m!
Stay in touch with Debbie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, BookBub, and Goodreads. And visit authorDebbieMason.com for updates from Harmony Harbor and Christmas, Colorado.
Love for the holidays...
The US and Canadian eBook version of my holiday romance, SNOWED IN WITH THE DOCTOR, received a makeover this year.
But while the cover may have changed the story remains the same. It's still about Dr Lora Rice, a researcher who orders the book 30 Days to Romance to spice up her nonexistent love life and catches the eye of the last man she ever expected to.
BETS AND BLACK BOOKS: Vices Book Two is available now on Amazon, just in time for Christmas.
Don't ever owe the mob.
Years ago, someone killed teenager Billie Reed's aunt. Slick attorney Leo Diamond got the accused off, but the real killer was never found. Billie didn't get justice, and it's haunted Leo ever since.
Now Billie's back in Sharpsville, all grown up and gorgeous. And on the run. She stole evidence linking a mob boss to a heinous crime and is taking it to the FBI--- unless the mob finds her first. Or unless Billie's secret sabotages her plan.
Leo can finally make it up to Billie for what happened years ago. He will get her to the Feds in one piece.
There's only one problem. Leo owes the mobster a favor, and the guy has called it in. Bring Billie back. Or else.
by Ana Brazil Although I’m still crafting the follow-up story to FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER, this year I took a break from novel writing to write two short stories. One of them, “Kate Chopin Tussles with a Novel Ending”, is slated for publication in 2019 in the upcoming Fault Lines anthology from… Read More