Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine Pets & Kisses: Fourteen All-New, Sweet Valentine Romances

Today the HBS Author's Spotlight is showcasing an author set: Valentine Pets & Kisses: 14 all-new stories filled with sugar and spice and puppy dog tales.

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Valentine Pets & Kisses
Fourteen All-New, Sweet Valentine Romances


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Get ready for love this Valentine's Day with 14 all-new stories filled with sugar and spice and puppy dog tales. [Clean and wholesome, sweet romances]

Valentine Hound Dog - Rachelle Ayala

A fashion designer and her basset hound puppy convince a burned ex-firefighter that beauty is never skin deep and neither is love.

The Crazy Girl's Handbook - DelSheree Gladden

Watching her nephews was supposed to be fun and a relaxing weekend for Greenly, not a never-ending disaster all witnessed by the best blind date she ever stood up.

The Vet's Valentine Gift - J.L. Campbell

A veterinarian is caught between his job, an ex, a menagerie and love. Can a little Cupid fix things by Valentine's Day?

Her Perfect Catch - K.L. Brady

Years of faithful dog-sitting pays sweet dividends when a struggling sports writer scores tickets to the Super Bowl and encounters her favorite football player.

Inflamed - Jade Kerrion

A firefighter running from his past convinces a hard-luck single mother to believe in happy endings.

Remember When - Hope Welsh

A couple headed for divorce discovers common ground for joint custody of their Akita.

Your Biggest Fan? - Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Snowed in with the man of her dreams, a football fan and her dog find love.

The Feline Fix - Caroline Bell Foster

A scientist questions her cat's loyalty when it comes to love and a hunky policeman.

Trembling Hearts - Suzette Riddick

A daring young woman crashes into the life of a disfigured recluse and his pooch. Can love be far behind?

Valentino, Be Mine - Tina D.C. Hayes

Sparks fly when two people who can't stand each other wind up dog-sitting a rambunctious little Yorkie that needs a new home.

Lost and Found - Jeanne Bannon

Stuck with her ex's puppy, a young teacher meets a new man after a series of unfortunate events.

Surviving San Francisco - Susan Oloier

A small town girl survives San Francisco after she hits a cat and falls for a handsome veterinarian.

19 Ivy Lane - Aubrey Wynne

A mysterious woman and her cat befriend a postman and set tongues wagging on Ivy Lane. But when he delivers a long-awaited letter, will his heart be "returned to sender?"

Three Plus Three - Cindy Flores Martinez

A grieving widow and her beloved doggie meet a handsome widower the day before Valentine's Day.




Valentine Hound Dog

The Hart Family - Have A Hart Book 2


Author: Rachelle Ayala

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If you love sweet romances (PG-rating), look no further than Rachelle Ayala's Have a Hart series. The Harts are a family of San Francisco firefighters. Their family motto is: Heart comes first.

Former fireman Larry Davison covers his burn scars well, by working at an elementary school as a custodian where he finds a lost hound dog behind the dumpster.

Fashion designer Jenna Hart is in town to do a charity fashion show when she loses her top model, Little Treat. When Larry turns up with the puppy, she asks him to be in the show and bachelor auction.

Larry’s not sure he belongs in a fashion show and balks at being her good deed. Can Jenna convince Larry beauty is never skin deep and love's arrow strikes not only the beautiful, but the bold?


Author: Rachelle Ayala

Author Genre: Romance Historical

Website: Rachelle Ayala
Author's Blog: When a Woman Wrongs a Man
Twitter: @AyalaRachelle
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Author Description:
Rachelle Ayala was a software engineer until she discovered storytelling works better in fiction than real code. She has over thirty years of writing experience and has always lived in a multi-cultural environment. The tapestry of characters in her books reflect that diversity. Rachelle is currently working on a story dealing with women and contemporary issues. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has three children and has taught violin and made mountain dulcimers




The Crazy Girl's Handbook

The Handbook Series 1


Author: DelSheree Gladden

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Watching her two nephews and a puppy named Thor for the weekend was supposed to be fun for Greenly Kendrick. Sweating to death at a never-ending baseball game while getting gum in her hair, soda down her shirt, and an ice cream pedicure wasn’t part of the deal. Neither is finding out the best blind date she’s ever stood up is there to witness it all.

Longest. Weekend. Ever.

Except it doesn’t stop at one crazy weekend. Embarrassment turns into mortification, a head wound, and being patch up by her amused knight in shining armor.

Roman Carpenter can’t help laughing at Greenly’s mishaps, but for some reason, he sticks with her through it all. At least, until his ex-wife shows up and starts causing trouble. What started off as a strange, yet promising relationship, might be able to survive spiteful exes, but adding in a stalker that puts everyone on edge and pulls the police into the mix, might push everyone past their breaking point.


Author: DelSheree Gladden

Author Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Website: DelSheree Gladden
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Twitter: @DelSheree
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Author Description:
DelSheree Gladden was one of those shy, quiet kids who spent more time reading than talking. Literally. She didn't speak a single word for the first three months of preschool, but she had already taught herself to read. Her fascination with reading led to many hours spent in the library and bookstores, and eventually to writing. She wrote her first novel when she was sixteen years old, but spent ten years rewriting and perfecting it before having it published.

Native to New Mexico, DelSheree and her husband spent several years in Colorado for college and work before moving back home to be near family again. Their two children love having their seventeen cousins close by. When not writing, you can find DelSheree reading, painting, sewing and trying not to get bitten by small children in her work as a dental hygienist.




The Vet's Christmas Pet

A Holiday Novella - Sweet Romance Book 1


Author: J.L. Campbell

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The last thing Toni wants for Christmas is more responsibility, but her daughter has other ideas. A near accident not only brings them a dog in need of a home, but puts Toni back in contact with Matthias Laing, a hot-shot footballer from her past, who she'd prefer to stay there.

Matthias can't believe his luck when a lost pooch puts his high-school crush back on his radar. Given an opportunity to grant a wish for Toni's daughter, he can't resist going into Santa mode. Christmas is about to be the merriest one in ages, until Toni discovers the deception surrounding Ridley, her daughter's new pet.

N.B. The Vet's Christmas Pet is included in the Christmas Pets & Kisses Boxed Set. The cover has been updated.


Author: J.L. Campbell

Author Genre: Romance, Women & Gender Studies, Young Adult

Website: J.L. Campbell
Twitter: @JL_Campbell
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Author Description:
J.L. Campbell is an award-winning, Jamaican author who writes romantic suspense, women's fiction, new and young adult novels. She has written thirteen books, four novellas and two short story collections.

Her novels include the Island Adventure Romance series, which currently has five exciting, stand-alone stories and features feisty women and determined men. Campbell's mission is to write stories that entertain and educate readers. She also writes under the pen name Jayda McTyson.

She is a certified editor, who also writes non-fiction.




Her Perfect Catch

A Novella - Playmaker Series


Author: K.L. Brady

Sometimes love is in your grasp All you have to do is hold on… Nerdy, struggling sports writer Melanie Vincent needs a miracle when her dream of running a nationally recognized blog hits a snag due to low readership. After Mel is gifted a pair of Super Bowl tickets for years of faithful dog sitting, she has a chance encounter with her favorite football player that leads to the inside scoop on the biggest story of her career...and maybe the love of a lifetime.


Author: K.L. Brady

Author Genre: Literature & Fiction, Humor, Young Adult

Website: K.L. Brady
Author's Blog: Newsletter
Twitter: @KARLAB27
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Author Description:
K. L. Brady is a D.C. native and grew up in Prince George's County, Maryland, the setting of her debut novel. When she hit her "tween" years, her mother packed the family and moved to Bellaire, Ohio, where she eventually graduated from Bellaire High School. She attended the University of Akron for a few semesters, where she pledged Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., before moving back to the D.C. area.

She discovered a love for reading and writing at the age of three, by her mother's accounts. Through the years, she has maintained diaries and journals, but the journals she wrote as an adult provided the inspiration for The Bum Magnet.

Brady is a native Washingtonian (D.C.), lifelong Washington football fan, and professed nerd-girl who loves all things Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Big Bang Theory. She's a member of Romance Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, the Maryland Writers Association, and Sisters in Crime and lives to write novels, especially those involving hilarious quirky characters looking for love. She is hard at work on her next several projects including the sequels to HER PERFECT CATCH (part of the Valentine's Pets and Kisses box set) because girls love football, too!




Inflamed

Life Shocks Romances Book 9


Author: Jade Kerrion

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Debra Martinez doesn’t believe in happy endings. Even if she did, she knows she doesn’t deserve one, not after betraying her best friend in the worst possible way. Eight years into single parenthood, her life is a grind of exhaustion in between spikes of fatigue—an endless struggle to make ends meet—until Sean Orr, Havre de Grace’s newest firefighter, shows her and her son, Aidan, a new and beautiful kind of “normal.”

But the happiness can’t last—not for Sean who is on the run from his past. When it catches up with him, will it bring Debra’s fragile normality crashing down around her, or will she find the strength to define her own happy ending?


Author: Jade Kerrion

Author Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Website: Jade Kerrion
Twitter: @JadeKerrion
E-Mail: jade.kerrion@gmail.com
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Author Description:
Jade Kerrion, an award-winning author, got her start in fan fiction. She developed a loyal reader base with her fan fiction series based on the MMORPG Guild Wars. She was accused of keeping her readers up at night, distracting them from work, housework, homework, and (far worse), from actually playing Guild Wars.

And then she wondered why just screw up the time management skills of gamers? Why not aspire to screw everyone else up too? So here she is, writing books that aspire to keep you from doing anything else useful with your time. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her wonderfully supportive husband and her two young sons, Saint and Angel, (no, those aren't their real names, but they are like saints and angels, except when they're not.)





Remember When

Author: Hope Welsh

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Headed for divorce, the last thing Laura expected was to be paired with her soon-to-be ex, Brent, on a Search and Rescue mission. Nor, did she expect a killer to be on the lose stalking them both.

Brent remembers when things were good between them. He's determined to help her remember, too…if he can keep her alive.


Author: Hope Welsh

Author Genre: Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Website: Hope Welsh
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Twitter: @HopeWelsh
E-Mail: hopewelshwrites@gmail.com
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Author Description:
Hope Welsh writes romance fiction. Her first love is paranormal. She's also currently working on book three in the Prophecy Series. Books 1 & 2 are available now. Her current works in progress also include two young adult paranormal stories she hopes readers will enjoy.

She's been writing since she was in third grade and has never looked back. She's also published some of her more steamy stories with various e-publishers using a pen name. You can find her steamier works, coming soon as HS Welsh. (She is using the new name so she doesn't offend her readers that like her less-steamy romance)

Currently, she lives in the southern US. Hope enjoys creating characters that come alive on the pages! Her goal is always to provide an entertaining read that her readers will love.




Your Biggest Fan?

Author: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

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Noah Patrick, NFL bad boy, has sworn off women, they only seem to want him for his fame and his money. Callie James is such a big Noah Patrick fan, she named her energetic Chihuahua after the man of her dreams. When they find themselves hiding out in the same Brooklyn Brownstone, a crazy blizzard, a never-ending supply of spaghetti, and a dog with identity issues bring them together even though they both have secrets that would tear them apart.


Author: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Author Genre: Contemporary, Romance

Website: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
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Twitter: @sydneyamichelle
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Author Description:
Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.

After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.

Sydney has been blogging at sydneyaaliyah.com for three years, where she interviews people about their tattoos, discusses her favorite movie quotes, and journals about her writing and editing process.

Sydney's novels tackle that dramatic world that is college and professional football and she writes heroines that love their men and the sport that they play.

She identifies the sci-fi action flick "The Matrix" as the best representation of her life in the past. She is now blessed to be awake and doing what she loves.

She can recite the entire script from the 80's teen comedy/drama "The Breakfast Club" and loves any and everything associated with the Avengers Movie, especially Tony Stark.




The Feline Fix

Author: Caroline Bell Foster

A scientist questions her cat's loyalty when it comes to love and a hunky policeman.


Author: Caroline Bell Foster

Author Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Multicultural & Interracial

Website: Caroline Bell Foster
Twitter: @cbellfoster
E-Mail: caroline@carolinebellfoster.com
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Author Description:
Caroline Bell Foster was born in Derby, England and with her family went on a six week holiday to Jamaica. She stayed for 18 years!

Ever the adventurer Caroline bought her first pair of high heels in Toronto and traded her pink sunglasses for a bus ride in the Rift Valley at 18. She wrote her first short story on that bus and had it published the following year in a local newspaper.

Caroline has always written in one form or another from a very young age. She started her first diary at age 7 and short stories and articles kept her occupied throughout her teens. Feeling the restrictions of short stories for newspapers, Caroline switched to full length novels letting her creativity flow.

Caroline is also known as 'The Caribbean's Leading Lady of Love' as her novels Ladies' Jamaican, Caribbean Whisper's, Saffron's Choice tend to reflect her love for the Islands. Caroline's fourth novel Call Me Royal has just been released.

The author now lives in Nottingham, England with her husband and two children.




Trembling Hearts

Author: Suzette Riddick

A daring young woman crashes into the life of a disfigured recluse and his pooch. Can love be far behind?


Author: Suzette Riddick

Author Genre: Romance

Website: Suzette Riddick
Twitter: @suzette267
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Author Description:
Suzette Riddick's (formerly known as Victoria Wells) love for the romance genre is what encouraged her in 2008 to write her first novel A Special Summer. After receiving positive feedback from readers she was inspired to write the sequel, When Love Comes Around. And before she knew it, the Love Conquers All Series was born. From this series Second Chance at Love was nominated for an Emma Award. Currently, Suzette is working on a new series titled Love at Last.

Although reading and writing are near and dear to Suzette's heart, being a wife, mother and nurse practitioner is what bring her the most joy.




Valentino, Be Mine

Author: Tina D.C. Hayes

Sparks fly when two people who can't stand each other wind up dog-sitting a rambunctious little Yorkie that needs a new home.


Author: Tina D.C. Hayes

Author Genre: Romance, Suspense, Mystery

Website: Tina D.C. Hayes
Author's Blog: Tina D.C. Hayes
Twitter: @Tina_DC_Hayes
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Author Description:
Tina DC Hayes writes romantic suspense and cozy mysteries with a paranormal twist. She lives down a little country road in western Kentucky with her husband and four children. A few pampered pooches and two parrots keep her company while they stand guard against writer's block. In her spare time she reads, hangs out with friends and family, watches movies, plays guitar, and indulges her inner Foodie in the kitchen and by chowing down at cool restaurants. Currently up to her elbows in diapers, she's an expert at 4 a.m. bottle feedings and Patty Cake.




Lost and Found

Author: Jeanne Bannon

Can what was once lost be found again? Lexi is so distraught after long-time boyfriend, Josh, dumps her she has to take a leave of absence from her job as an English teacher. Josh leaves behind the French bulldog he bought for her just before things fell apart. Lexi is not a dog person and contemplates giving the pup away. However, it’s all she has left of Josh and so she gives the little mischief-maker a little more time. While at puppy obedience school, Lexi meets Tommy, a handsome, happy-go-lucky type she could easily give her heart to if only she was ready. Still pining over Josh, Lexi gives Tommy the brush off and they lose touch. As much as she doesn’t want to admit it, Lexi comes to realize that in the short time she and Tommy spent together, he’d left more of an impression on her heart than she cared to admit. A winding road of unfortunate events brings Lexi and Tommy together again, but are they meant to be, or does fate have another plan?


Author: Jeanne Bannon

Author Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

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Twitter: @JeanneBannon
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Author Description:
Jeanne Bannon has worked in the publishing industry for over twenty years as an editor and writer.




Surviving San Francisco

Author: Susan Oloier

When 23-year-old Leah Newland accepts a job in San Francisco and runs away from her small-town Illinois life, she expects things to change for the better. What she doesn’t expect is to lose her job, adopt a cat she hit with her car, and fall for a sexy and seemingly unavailable veterinarian. Suddenly, going back to the Midwest seems better than surviving San Francisco.


Author: Susan Oloier

Author Genre: Literature & Fiction, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs

Website: Susan Oloier
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Twitter: @narrawriter
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Author Description:
Susan Oloier lives in the Southwest with her husband and two sons. She loves to bike ride and rock climb. She's been published in national and regional magazines, such as The Daily Beast, as well as online. She had a two-year-long stint as a magazine columnist for an outdoor publication. When she's not working on a new manuscript, she can be found hanging out with her kids or reading a book.




19 Ivy Lane

Author: Aubrey Wynne

A mysterious woman and her cat befriend a postman and set tongues wagging on Ivy Lane. But when he delivers a long-awaited letter, will his heart be "returned to sender?"


Author: Aubrey Wynne

Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Website: Aubrey Wynne
Twitter: @Aubreywynne51
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Author Description:
Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas.

Her debut story, Merry Christmas, Henry, was published in November 2013 by Melange Books, LLC and received Best Short Romance in the Preditors & Editors Reader's Choice of 2013. Wynne's humorous shorts Pete's Mighty Purty Privies ( Best Short in the Preditors & Editors Reader's Choice of 2014 and Top 100 Laugh Out Loud List on Goodreads) and To Cast A Cliché are published with Amazon.

Aubrey's first love is historical romance and her recent medieval fantasy novella, Rolf's Quest, will be released in 2016 as a full-length novel. Dante's Gift, her latest Christmas story, is part of the boxset Christmas Pets and Kisses and sold as a single. The boxset Valentine Pets and Kisses also contains the first in her vintage series, 19 Ivy Lane.




Three Plus Three

Author: Cindy Flores Martinez

A grieving widow and her beloved doggie meet a handsome widower the day before Valentine's Day.


Author: Cindy Flores Martinez

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Website: Cindy Flores Martinez - Author
Twitter: @AuthorCindy
E-Mail: cindyfloresmartinez@gmail.com
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Author Description:
My name is Cindy Flores Martinez and I'm from a suburb of Los Angeles. I write sweet romantic comedy and inspirational romance. My debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started out as a screenplay and movie project. I spent years shopping it around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world and had two well-known actors: an Academy Award nominated actor and a blockbuster film actress, interested in portraying the lead character's parents. After not finding the success I wanted, I officially canceled my film production company, Mail-Order Groom LLC, in November of 2009 and embarked on the journey of turning my screenplay into a novel. I have an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. I have been a screenwriting instructor, screenplay consultant, script reader, and screenplay collaborator.


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