Tuesday, January 2, 2018

HBS Author’s Spotlight – Class of December 2017

This month we have a group of interesting writers with worlds of knowledge and expertise. The author interviews are a MUST read.

Be sure to check out what they have coming next for their readers. I try to pick authors who are interesting studies and ask them unique questions for our Q/A section.

Check out the Showcase feature of the HBS Author's Spotlight. I have included those authors in this class. Also, we have added the Author Bundles we have posted this month.

Thanks to the following outstanding authors for a great month. Here is a summary of our December 2017 crew.



EM Kaplan
Author: EM Kaplan

Author Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Young Adult

Author's Blog: EM Kaplan Newsletter
Website: EM Kaplan
Twitter: @meilaan
E-Mail: Justtheemwords@gmail.com
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Author Description:
While all the other school kids moaned about homework, Emily scribbled satires of her least favorite classes, redrawing teachers as evil alien overlords. She is the living embodiment of the axiom, "It's always the quiet ones."

Award-winning mystery and fantasy author, EM Kaplan, was an 80s kid, spoonfed on six channels of VHF dial TV. She grew up reading Agatha Christie and Edgar Rice Burroughs in rural Arizona where there were no sidewalks but plenty of tumbleweeds.

A former wannabe spy, trombonist, toilet-cleaner, beginner ninja, and subversive marketeer, she currently lives in the frozen north with her husband, author JD Kaplan, kids, and dog.



Interview Excerpt

Next: I have a couple of projects lined up for 2018. The first one is the final book of my fantasy series, The Rise of the Masks. This book concludes what’s been a massive upheaval of a time of innocence and mysticism in this fantasy world of the Masks. Families have been torn apart and old-world structure has crumbled. In the final book, we’ll see why all this has happened.

I also have the fifth Josie Tucker mystery in planning. In the previous book, Full Slab Dead, she was in Texas eating barbecue. This time, she’ll be in a much colder place. That’s my only hint. Also, I’ve been thinking about Hitchcock a lot lately…


Social media: Twitter has been wonderful primarily for developing connections with other writers. I’ve been on Twitter since 2008…Since then, I’ve met writers who’ve taught me about Twitter, marketing, Amazon ads, newsletters, promos, podcasts, and more.

I do more personal appearances in the warmer months—mostly because of the Chicago winters. I did a book release signing for Full Slab Dead at my favorite local barbecue place this past summer. I’m also at Chicago Printer’s Row Book Festival every year…

Great covers: I create them myself. That’s also been a learning curve. All the different genres and sub-genres out in the book market have distinct looks to them…

Audiobooks are a huge market. They have been a significant part of my sales. So many people have long commutes or find that their eyes and brains are just too tired to read at the end of the day.

Bundling a series of novels: Josie Tucker Omnibus: it has more of a chance of gaining true fans as they power through three books in one big swoop. I’m more interested in winning long-term fans than making a couple of extra dollars now.

Giveaways: I’ve done a few limited-time freebies with very good success. I use only the anchor books—book 1 in a series—as freebies. It pulls sales of the other books in the series with it.

Primary genre: I’m mostly known for my humorous Josie Tucker mysteries. These snarky, quirky books make up the majority of my sales.

Reader list: I have mailing lists for my newsletter and also a group of about 75 beta readers—not all of those beta readers are active, but it gives me a nice pool of available ones for each release.

Author's Book List
The Ella Menza Style
Full Slab Dead
Dead Man on Campus
Dim Sum, Dead Some
The Bride Wore Dead
Unbroken
Unmasked


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Dianne Harman
Featured Book: Murder in San Francisco


Michelle D'Amato's pregnant with San Francisco millionaire octogenarian Bernie Snow's baby, but he's dead, and a lot of people would like to see her dead as well, so her baby can't lay claim to his vast estate. Was that why he was murdered? And if so, who killed him? Was it for his money or revenge?

Bernie had threatened to disinherit his ne'er-do-well son, Larry, and his estranged daughter, Toni, so maybe they murdered him before he could carry out his threat. Then there's Toni's husband, Rocco, who has ties to the mob and is desperate for money. What about Jim, who's still angry with Bernie after he was forced out of the electronics company he and Bernie founded? Or even Dr. T, who operates a sperm bank and facilitated Michelle's pregnancy. He knew her future born child would have a legitimate claim to Bernie's estate, even if she didn't, and that was a lot of money.

Join Liz, Roger, and their dog, Winston, in a race against time as they search for the killer before Michelle either suffers a miscarriage caused by stress or is the next murder victim.


Author: Dianne Harman

Author Genre: Romance and Literary Fiction

Author's Blog: Dianne Harman Author
Website: Dianne Harman Author
Twitter: @DianneDHarman
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Author Description:
USA TODAY bestselling author and seven time Amazon All Star Author, Dianne Harman, draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. 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.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. Dianne is the author of several cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, High Desert, Midwest, Jack Trout, and the Northwest. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. Alexis, the first book in the Midlife Journey Series was also recently published. She's the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series.

Murder in the Pearl District was chosen by Amazon to be one of their Mystery books in their October, 2016 homage of great writing by independent authors and several of her books have been chosen by them as PRIME books!

Author's Book List
Murder in San Francisco
Murder After Midnight
Murdered By Wine
Murder in Seattle
Murdered By Plastic Surgery
Murder in Whistler
Murder & The Movie Star
Murder on Bainbridge Island
Murder in Calistoga
Trouble at the Animal Shelter
ALEXIS
Murder at the Polo Club
Murder at the Clinic
Murder on the East Coast
High Desert Cozy Mysteries #1
Murder at the Big T Lodge
Murdered by Country Music
Murdered by Words
Trouble at the Kennel
The Blue Butterfly
Murder in Cuba
Murder & the Secret Cave
Murder At The Bed & Breakfast
Murder & The Monkey Band
Murder at the Cooking School
The Death Card
Murder in Calico Gold
Murder and Brandy Boy
Murder in the Pearl District
Murder in Cottage #6
Marriage and Murder
White Cloud Retreat
Murder at Jade Cove
Kelly's Koffee Shop
COYOTE SERIES
CORNERED COYOTE
Coyote in Provence
Blue Coyote Motel


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Pamela Harstad
Featured Book: THEIR GREEK KEY


Abandonment. Trust. Intrigue. A complicated past and present span from Chicago to Greece.

Connie Pappas has a lifetime opportunity to leave Chicago and design fashions in New York when the love of her life returns, and spins her world around.

For Nick Kanelleas, all that remain are two pendants from his deceased father and uncle, who were abandoned. He follows their mystery, but he also wants business success. He reconnects with Connie when he renovates her father’s restaurant, but past issues and new conflicts arise.

Connie questions Nick’s business transactions. His job leads to problems at the restaurant, and his own future.

Will Connie move to New York and leave Nick when trust affects their relationship? Will Nick pursue Connie if she can’t trust in him? From Chicago to the Aegean, will their faith be strong enough to overcome their difficulties?

Author: Pamela Harstad

Author Genre: Inspirational contemporary fiction with romantic elements

Author's Blog: The Write Inspiration
Website: Pamela Harstad - Inspirational romance writer
Twitter: @pjhpjh1
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Author Description:
Pamela Harstad writes inspirational romance and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When not writing, Pam enjoys traveling, nature, music, and reading. She lives with her husband in the Midwest.

Author's Book List
Their Greek Key
HEALING JOURNEY
ERIN'S MISSION


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K.M. Hodge
Featured Book: The Sally Ride Chronicle


The Syndicate doesn’t believe in divorce, but murder is another story.

Sally wants out—out of her marriage, out of the mob, out of Ocean City. An impossible dream. That is until the MDNA, a secret hacktivist group, invites her to join the ranks of their rebellion. The goal? Take down the criminal empire.

She’s no Jane Bond, but no one in her town suspects the quiet church-going mom is a threat, especially The Syndicate’s criminal defense attorney, Michael David, who’s got a thing for mysterious blondes. His love-’em-and-kill-’em exploits, and his penchant for causing witnesses to disappear, make him enemy number one for the hacktivist group. Sally’s mission sounds simple enough—destroy the lawyer’s life and make him pay—but....

Once she starts, there’ll be no turning back.

Author: K.M. Hodge

Author Genre: Suspense, Mystery, Thriller

Author's Blog: The Land of Hodge - Author K.M. Hodge
Website: The Land of Hodge
Twitter: @KMHodgeAuthor
E-Mail: kmhodgeauthor@gmail.com
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Author Description:
USA Today Bestselling author, K.M. Hodge grew up in Detroit, where she spent most of her free time weaving wild tales to spook her friends and family. These days, she lives in Texas with her husband and two energetic boys and once again enjoys writing tales of suspense and intrigue that keep her readers up all night. Her stories, which focus on women's issues, friendship, addiction, regrets and second chances, will stay with you long after you finish them. When she isn't writing or being an agent of social change, she reads Independent graphic novels, watches old X-files episodes, streams Detroit Tigers games and binges on Netflix with her husband. She enjoys hearing from her readers, so don't be shy about dropping her a line.

* K.M. Hodge was awarded the winter of 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for her Red on the Run.

Author's Book List
The Sally Ride Chronicle
True Blue Son
Save the Date
Black and White Truth
Red on the Run
Texas and Tiaras
Walker Texas Wife
Hodgenovsale17


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Suzanne Jenkins
Featured Book: My Christmas Romance


Twenty-something Cindy Strapopolous accepts that she'll live a solitary life, just like her maiden aunt Eleni. So when her father dies and she leaves her job in Manhattan to return to the family home in a small Michigan town, an unexpected home improvement project introduces her to Jake, an old friend of dad's, and she has a change of heart. A few shocking surprises along the way have the power to thwart their chance at love, but Jake is determined that Cindy is going to have the best Christmas ever. A clean romance.

Author: Suzanne Jenkins

Author Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Suspense

Author's Blog: Suzanne Jenkins
Website: Suzanne Jenkins
Twitter: @suzannejenkins3
E-Mail: suzannejenkinswriter@gmail.com
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Author Description:
Get Suzanne's newsletter and never miss a new release! Receive a FREE Pam of Babylon short story by signing up at http://suzannejenkins.com

Suzanne's Gift to You! DOWNLOAD FREE and Bargain EBOOKS Start the first installment of Suzanne's bestselling series, Pam of Babylon FREE! Download Today - The Greeks of Beaubien Street 99 Cents (Greektown Detroit Detective Stories), and Burn District: The Prequel.

Her anthology of romance titles with eleven other authors, A TOUCH OF PASSION, has just become the 2016 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Awards.

Suzanne writes page-turning contemporary romance, mystery, and women's fiction with passionately gripping characters that stay with readers long after they turn the last page. The Detroit Detective Stories, beginning with The Greeks of Beaubien Street are a reflection of American fantasy with historical reality. Pam of Babylon books consistently rank in the Top 100 Best Sellers in American Drama with over 500,000 downloads.

Suzanne's stand alone novels include Someone Like You, the Family/LGBT themed Alice's Summertime Adventure, suspenseful The Savant of Chelsea, Slow Dancing, The Liberation of Ravenna Morton and Perfect for Him, her latest romance story. "Bring the tissues," readers say.

Burn District, Jenkins new sci/fi series, follows an American family as they flee from political insanity to save their lives in the Arizona Desert.

Her short story, Vapor appeared in Willow Review, Spring 2013.

A retired operating room nurse, Jenkins divides her time between the west Michigan lakeshore, the Brandywine River Valley, and the mountains of Southern California, traveling across country with her husband, Jim and dog Oscar in an RV, to visit their children and grandchilden on different coasts.

Author's Book List
If I Ever Leave You
My Christmas Romance
Bittersweets - Brenda and Larry
The Jade Emperor
Second Chance
Pam's Adventures in Babylon
Mademoiselle
Burn District 2
Meet Me at the Beach
South Shore Romance
Beach Spirits
I'll Always Love You
Save the Date
Soulmates
In Memoriam
The Tao of Pam
Family Dynamics
Prayers for the Dying
Dream Lover
Don't You Forget About Me
Pam of Babylon
A Greektown Wedding
Christmas in Greektown
The Princess of Greektown
The Greeks of Beaubien Street
Perfect for Him
Gracefully, Like a Living Thing
Burn District 1
Slow Dancing
The Liberation of Ravenna Morton
Someone Like You
Alice's Summertime Adventure
The Savant of Chelsea


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S.R. Mallery
Featured Book: Trouble In Glamour Town


Hollywood, 1926. Where actors’ and actresses’ dreams can come true. But do they? While silent screen movie stars reign supreme, a film producer is gunned down in cold blood. Enter Rosie, a pretty bit-player and her bitter, stage-mother, Beatrice. As real celebrities of the time, such as Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Gloria Swanson, and Rudolph Valentino float in and out, a chase to find the killer exposes the true underbelly of Los Angeles––with all its corruption.

Author: S.R. Mallery

Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery

Website: S.R. Mallery's AND HISTORY FOR ALL
Twitter: @SarahMallery1
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Author Description:
S.R. Mallery, Gold Medalist winner of the 2016 READER'S FAVORITE Book Awards for Anthologies and 2017 READERS' FAVORITE Gold medalist for Historical Fiction Personage, has been labeled nothing short of 'eclectic'. She has been a singer, a calligrapher, a quilt designer, and an ESL teacher. As a writer, History is her focus and is woven into her stories with a delicate thread. When people talk about the news of the day, or listen to music, Sarah's imagination likens the story to a similar kind of news in the past and is conjuring up scenes between characters she has yet to meet.

Author's Book List
Trouble In Glamour Town
Love in Times of War
Genteel Secrets
The Dolan Girls
Unexpected Gifts
Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads
TALES TO COUNT ON


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James Moushon
Featured Book: Operation Little Havana


Jonathon Stone teams up with FBI Agent Maria Sanchez in Miami to try to solve the murder attempt of an exiled Cuban baseball player. As news stories continue to fuel the growing tension between the US and the Cuban people over a government change in policy, Jonathon is thrust into the middle of an international crisis.

After another murder attempt of a ballplayer, the op takes a sudden shift from the Little Havana area of Miami to the Everglades. While Stone and Sanchez struggle to find out who is at the bottom of this, their focus abruptly changes to a freelance reporter and a mystery man.

Author: James Moushon

Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

Author's Blog: eBook Author’s Corner
Website: James Moushon - Mystery Writer
Twitter: @jimhbs
E-Mail: james.moushon@gmail.com
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Author Description:
James Moushon is a Mystery writer and an Author Advocate.

Starting over 15 years ago, he helped lead the startup of the electronic forms industry in the creation, conversion and usage of electronic forms by supplying that industry with a continuing source of published literature, software products and training seminars.

In 2003, Moushon changed his focus to ebooks and their development.

He is the author of the Jonathon Stone Mystery Novels. He has published three books: Black Mountain Secrets, Game of Fire and The Cajun Ghost plus several short stories including Operation No Sanctuary (June 2017), Operation Camp Navajo (July 2017), and Operation Asian Tiger (August 2017). All featuring CIA Agent Jonathon Stone.

A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story Winter 2017 is being released currently: Operation Sundown (November 2017), Operation Little Havana (December 2017), and Operation Listen Close (January 2018). All featuring CIA Agent Jonathon Stone.

James is currently wearing two Hats. He is a Mystery Writer and a Book Publishing Blogger. You can find his blogs at:

HBS Author's Spotlight http://bit.ly/QVEMix
The blog's purpose is to help authors get exposure in the book publishing industry. He has interviewed and showcased over 600 authors to date.

HBS Mystery Reader's Circle http://bit.ly/19Nfrx8
The HBS Mystery Reader's Circle provides information about the latest novels and what is coming next from a collection of Bestselling and Outstanding Authors in the Mystery, Thrillers, Historical Fiction and Crime genre.

eBook Author's Corner http://bit.ly/TauYkJ
The Corner is a collection of Author advice and studies including Marketing, Social Media and other major topics created to help writers in today's ever changing world of book publishing.

He has spent the majority of his adult life developing computer systems and thinking about writing mysteries.

His website is: www.jamesmoushon.com

To contact him, e-mail: james.moushon@gmail.com

Author's Book List
Operation Little Havana
Operation Sundowner
Operation Asian Tiger
Operation Camp Navajo
Operation No Sanctuary
The Cajun Ghost
Game of Fire
Black Mountain Secrets


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Featured Set: Spicy Christmas Kisses 2: Nine MORE Romances to Heat up Your Holidays!


Nine MORE Romances to Heat up Your Holidays



AVAILABLE at Amazon



Readers loved last year’s set so much, we decided to do it again and bring you NINE spicy romances set around the holidays. From bestselling, award-winning and multi-published authors come romances that include friends to lovers, doggie matchmakers, single dads, hero-in-hiding, maybe baby, reunited lovers and more!

So grab your romantic Christmas set today, settle in with a mug of something delish and feel the heat from Spicy Christmas Kisses 2!

Hope for Us All: A Hope Series Christmas Novella, by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle Welcome to Carrington and Jackson’s first family Christmas, money, fame and family are supposed to be good things, right?

Unfinished Business, by Lyssa Layne Marine Theo Lindemann is hoping to avoid his family over the holidays, just like Tess Vargas. When the two cross paths, they help each other accomplish this goal only to find out that they’re both hiding from the same thing.

Maligned, by Jade Kerrion A single dad. The pretty girl-next-door. First impressions can make or break a relationship. But what if they’re wrong?

Mistletoe Marathon, by Susan Ann Wall They’ll run 26.2 miles for just one kiss.

Invitation to Christmas, by Bonnie Edwards Last Christmas Tom Fontaine kissed his soon-to-be step-sister and unleashed a mess of want. Can he convince Jordyn Bailey that their family can be blended in more ways than one?

All I Want For Christmas, by Susan Oloier Charlotte missed her flight to Wisconsin and is looking for a quick way home before her sister’s Christmas Eve wedding. Ryan’s in search of a meandering adventure. When they’re forced together for a two-thousand-mile, cross-country trip, they discover a journey neither of them planned for.

Napa Christmas (The MacAllesters), by Dawn DeSousa Jennifer “JJ” Jones, has the life she has always wanted, dream job - check, dream man, check. Intrusive future sister-in-law, not so much. Can JJ juggle her own Christmas desires with the expectations of others?

Heating Up The Holidays, by Marcia James When Chris Spencer returns home with his daughter, he's not looking for a second chance with his first love. And the last thing Nicky Paxton needs at Christmas time is her high school heart-breaker. But thanks to a unique dog and a lonely child, they might get their Christmas desires.

Five Golden Rings: A Christmas Novella, by K.L. Brady Girl trips over boy...and Boy falls for Girl. Nick and Kristy’s unforgettable chance encounter at the National Tree Lighting takes a turn for the worst when they’re torn apart. Can a Missed Connection ad and a little Christmas magic bring them back together?


Author: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle


Author: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Author Genre: Contemporary, Romance

Website: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Author's Blog:
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.

Author: Lyssa Layne


Author: Lyssa Layne
Author Genre: Romance, Chick Lit

Twitter: @layne_lyssa
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Author Description:
Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa's own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

Author: Jade Kerrion


Author: Jade Kerrion
Author Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Website: Jade Kerrion
Author's Blog: Journey Through the Language of Love…
Twitter: @JadeKerrion
E-Mail: jade.kerrion@gmail.com
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Author Description:
USA Today bestselling author JADE KERRION defied (or leveraged, depending on your point of view) her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Philosophy, as well as her MBA, to embark on her second (and concurrent) career as an award-winning science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance author.?

Her debut novel, PERFECTION UNLEASHED, won six literary awards and launched her best-selling futuristic thriller series, DOUBLE HELIX, which blends cutting-edge genetic engineering and high-octane action with an unforgettable romance between an alpha empath and an assassin.

LIFE SHOCKS ROMANCES features Jade’s sweet and sexy contemporary romance series, which proves that, at the very least, she knows how to alphabetize books.

Jade writes at 3 a.m., when her husband and three sons are asleep, and aspires to make her readers as sleep-deprived as she is.

Author: Susan Ann Wall


Author: Susan Ann Wall
Author Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Suspense

Website: Susan Ann Wall
Author's Blog: Susan Ann Wall
Twitter: @susanannwall
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Author Description:
Big dreamer and certifiable overachiever Susan Ann Wall embraces life at full speed and volume. She’s a beer and tea snob, can be bribed with dark chocolate, and the #1 thing on her bucket list is to be the center of a Bon Jovi flash mob.

Susan is a national bestselling, multi-genre author of racy, rule-breaking romance and women’s fiction. Her bragging rights include ten books in three different series (some published as Ann Victor), three perfect children, two amazing rescue dog, and a happily ever after that started while serving in the U.S. Army and has spanned two decades (which is crazy since she’s not a day over 29).

In her next life, Susan plans to be a 5 foot 10, size 8 rock star married to a chiropractor and will not be terrified of large bridges, spiders, or quiet people (shiver).

Author: Bonnie Edwards


Author: Bonnie Edwards
Author Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Paranormal

Website: Bonnie Edwards
Twitter: @BonnieEdwards
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Author Description:
Romance author Bonnie Edwards lives with her husband and pets on the rainy coast of British Columbia.You'll find humour & tears in her earthy, irreverent, love stories. Sometimes her books have a paranormal twist, likes curses & ghosts, other times not, but they’re always entertaining and guarantee a happy ending.

With three ongoing romance series (steamy paranormal, sexy contemporary and heartwarming Christmas) & contemporary family novels, she rarely spends a day without writing. She has written novels, novellas and short stories for Kensington Books, Harlequin Books, Carina Press, and Robinson (UK) although now she publishes her work herself. Look for a brand new series RETURN TO WELCOME starting with FINDING MERCY in 2018.

To learn more about upcoming releases, please go to my website at http://bonnieedwards.com and sign up for my newsletter. Since I feel my readers lead busy lives, I only send out notices about new books, or special deals. I hope you'll take a moment to click and stay informed!

Author: Susan Oloier


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

Website: Susan Oloier
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.

Author: Dawn DeSousa


Author: Dawn DeSousa
Author Genre: Romance

Website: Dawn DeSousa
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Author Description:
I started writing travel novellas because I believe that encouraging women to create a bucket list and follow their dreams wherever they may lead can literally transform their world. Why? Because that’s what happened to me. Creating a bucket list and following my dreams took me out of my comfort zone and opened my heart, mind, and soul to create new possibilities for myself. And with new possibilities came romance, and with romance, came, love. The least I can do is pay the favor forward.

My fun and flirty novels are set in destinations I’ve visited. And while the characters are fictional–or at least their names have been changed to protect the innocent–many of the places they visit in each locale actually do exist.

Why write romance? I’ve always been interested in people’s stories getting a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology. I spent ten years as a Marriage and Family therapist counseling individuals and couples before deciding to become an author-entrepreneur in September 2012. I decided to turn my love of romance stories and self-discovery into my business and am enjoying the journey of creating stories that inspire and entertain!

I live in Northern California with my husband and a very high maintenance cat named Tinkerbell.

Author: Marcia James


Author: Marcia James
Author Genre: Romance

Website: Marcia James Web Site
Author's Blog: James Gang
Twitter: @Marcia_James
E-Mail: Marcia@MarciaJames.net
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Author Description:
Marcia James finaled in eleven Romance Writers of America contests before selling her first contemporary romance. Her releases include Sex & the Single Therapist (the first in a comic romantic mystery series) and the "Klein's K-9s Service Dogs" contemporary romance series. A national and international ebook bestseller, she writes hot, humorous romances featuring heroines you can root for, heroes to die for, and funny dogs.

In her eclectic career, Marcia has shot submarine training videos, organized celebrity-filled nonprofit events and had her wedding covered by People Magazine. After years of dealing with such sexy topics as how to safely install traffic lights, she is enjoying “researching” and plotting her novels' steamy love scenes with her husband and hero of many years.

Author: K.L. Brady


Author: K.L. Brady
Author Genre: Literature & Fiction, Humor, Young Adult

Website: K.L. Brady
Author's Blog: Newsletter
Twitter: @KARLAB27
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
USA Today Bestselling Author 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 sequel to her story ACQUIRED which, as part of the Billionaire Ever After anthology, hit the USA Today Bestseller List!


Featured Set: The Celebration Series by Stacy Eaton


Author: Stacy Eaton


Author: Stacy Eaton
Author Genre: Crime, Thriller and Mystery

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Stacy Eaton is a USA Today Best Selling author and began her writing career in October of 2010. Stacy took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service in 2016, with her last three years in investigations and crime scene investigation to write full time.

Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, who works in law enforcement, and her teen daughter who is working toward her second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and on the choral and cheerleading squads at school. She also has a son who is currently serving in the United States Navy.

Stacy is very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and served on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center for three years.

Title: Velvet & Vows

Author: Stacy Eaton


The epic finale of the Celebration Series is finally here. Celebrate Christmas once again with the couple that started it all: Casey Lowe and Thad Wagner.

Velvet & Vows starts out twenty days before the wedding and there is a lot to be done. With wedding showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, the final dress fittings, holiday preparations and the last of the details for the ceremony and reception, Celebration is crackling with energy--but it's not all good.

With a few misunderstandings, many secrets and a serial arsonist running rampant in the town, the days leading up to the wedding are far more stressful than Casey and Thad ever planned for it to be. It will take the entire town to tell this story as we pass from one leading character to another.

Prepare yourself for this one-of-a-kind novel that will bring insight into every character you've fallen in love with during the series, and even a few characters you've never heard from first hand.

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Title: Blessings & Beans

Author: Stacy Eaton


Hope Wells is a lifetime resident of Celebration Township and lives on coffee fumes and love stories at her downtown store, Beans and Books. As each one of her friends has found love, she’s been glad for them—and secretly envious of their happiness. As much as she wants to find a man, she knows that the odds are stacked against her, especially with the medical issue she has kept hidden from everyone.

Aaron Findley was born in Celebration but left when he was a boy. A few months back, he returned after his mother passed away, and even the racecars he drives couldn’t get him out of town fast enough. His sister, Alesandra might enjoy the little podunk town, but he prefers the fast life: fast cars, fast cities, and beautiful, flashy women.

Six weeks before Thanksgiving, Aaron crashes his racecar and lands in the hospital in serious condition. When he is discharged three weeks later, he finds that he has fewer friends than he originally thought and a career that went up in flames with his car. His only choice is to convalesce at his sister’s house in Celebration. Grumpy and bored, Aaron finds himself hiding at the small coffee shop for hours as he comes to terms with his new life.

As Hope befriends a less arrogant Aaron, she chips away at his thick armor and realizes that the two of them have quite a bit in common—but will their friendship turn into a blessing for them both, or will it be just another crash and burn that will destroy them?

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Title: Masquerading at Midnight

Author: Stacy Eaton


Deklan Kelly comes from a family of well-known attorneys, and throughout his childhood, his parents had told him that was what he wanted to be, too. Privately, he wished he could spend his days sketching and painting the beauty of life instead of wheeling and dealing with the dregs of humanity.

Sky Clarke hides behind the walls of her family’s home, protecting women and children from abusive partners. She is devoted and passionate to her cause and will do anything for her clients—she’ll even break the law to protect them. What she won’t do is put up with annoying attorneys.

After Sky finds Deklan innocently sketching on her property, the two of them are thrown together into a spiral of events that will keep them both on their toes.

Will Deklan finally be able to remove the mask and be the man he truly wants to be for Sky, or will she run from the passion he wants to give her because she’s afraid to remove her own mask?

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Title: Working with Wheels

Author: Stacy Eaton


Levi Rivers is one of the most protective men in Celebration Township, so when his neighbor passes away, he feels responsible for not having noticed her absence for ten days. His guilt only increases when he finds out that it was possibly suicide, and he had been too wrapped up in his own life to catch any signs of her withdrawal.

Alesandra Findley moved away from Celebration when she was four years old and was told that her mother had died when she was young. She’s shocked to learn from her brother that he knew their mother had been alive the past twenty-five years and neither he nor her father had shared the information with her.

When Alesandra returns to Celebration to learn about the mother she lost years ago, Levi is there to lend his guidance, support, and encouragement. The two of them immediately connect in ways neither of them expected.

Levi will need to learn to live with his guilt while Alesandra learns the truth about her mother. When it’s time for Alesandra to return to her life in New York City, she’s not sure she wants to leave Levi and all she has discovered in the town to return to the cold world of fashion. But can life with Levi working with chrome and wheels instead of glamour and glitz be enough for her?

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Title: Flirting with Fireworks

Author: Stacy Eaton


Brandy Nottingham has known Casey Lowe since high school and can’t wait to see firsthand how wonderful Casey’s life is with Thad Wagner in Celebration Township. As Brandy is introduced to some of Casey’s friends, she literally collides with a man from her past.

It’s been fourteen years since Chase Stevens held Brandy in his arms, and while the two of them clean the tray of paint they spilled on themselves, Chase is painfully reminded of how he’d been left on the pier all alone all those years ago.

As Chase and Brandy try to find a way to deal with the painful and embarrassing past, Brandy needs to decide what her future is going to be. If she were to stay in Celebration, she could lose everything she’s ever known—including her family and their money.

Could Chase be enough for her, or will he realize that he could never offer her the life to which she is accustomed?

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Title: Raffles to Rattles

Author: Stacy Eaton


When Sophia Thayer realized that she’d squandered her savings, she decided to take on a second job. She didn’t particularly want to dust off her four-inch dancing shoes and get back into that line of work, but she knew the money would be good, especially if she got the job at Pleasure Your Fantasies.

Scott Allen has had a thing for Sophia since he’d met her, and it wasn’t until she won him at the Valentine’s Day Bachelor Auction that he realized the feeling might be mutual. Although a relationship didn’t initially work out, Scott didn’t give up on a future with her—not until he saw her dancing on stage at a gentlemen’s club and noticed that the owner was staking a claim on her.

When Sophia realizes she’s pregnant with Scott’s child, can the two of them figure out how to move forward and raise the child together—or will her past and present career choices keep Scott from her side?

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Title: Sparklers or Spankings

Author: Stacy Eaton


Harper Reed has run her family owned Bed & Breakfast for three years, and recently turned it into a place for couples to spice up their relationships. Harper has a dream for her business and her future, but recent events might upend those romantic dreams.

When Mason Tidewater arrives at her Inn, Harper believes its fate that has brought them together. While Mason doesn’t believe in fate, things start to happen in Celebration Township that could change his mind. Unfortunately, the reason he’s here in the first place, might destroy any chance he has with Harper.

During the Memorial Day celebration Mason must decide if he’s ready for sparklers or spankings, or perhaps if fate is good, he could have both.

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Title: Making Mom Mad

Author: Stacy Eaton


Corrine Wagner is determined to make a good life for herself and her son while hunting for the perfect man to complete her family. Unfortunately, with her crazy schedule of school and work, her patience begins to run thin with her constantly-in-trouble, five-year-old son, Tommy.

Nolan Tigues has lived across the street from Corrine his whole life—and carried a torch for her almost as long. When Nolan tries to help Corrine with Tommy, she takes it all the wrong way. She can’t believe Nolan thinks she’s a bad mom.

Can Nolan find a way to prove to Corrine that he cares about her—and about Tommy—as more than just a friend, or will Corrine push away the man who could give her everything she’s dreamed of her whole life?

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Title: Sweet as Sugar

Author: Stacy Eaton


Missy Moresco might be Celebration Police Department’s police dispatcher, but she’s also got her thumb on the pulse of the township. When FBI Agent Casper Princeton shows up in town on a case, Missy and Casper go undercover to protect the real reason he’s there by pretending they are a couple.

With Missy’s snarky comments and Casper’s quick comebacks, these two find it hard to keep a professional distance. When Casper needs to rush home to a family emergency, Missy is torn on whether it’s a good thing or a bad one. Just when she decides it doesn’t matter, Casper shows up on her doorstep with his five-year-old daughter.

Can Missy and Casper keep the fake relationship going while they wait for his case to come to a head, or will his daughter and his job come between them before Easter arrives?

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Title: Rainbows Bring Riches

Author: Stacy Eaton


Dabby Finnegan got roped into being auctioned off for the annual Valentine’s Party, and nothing could have prepared him to face the vibrant and determined Paige Brogan. From the moment she jumps into his arms to collect her prize, his life will change.

Paige Brogan has had a crush on Dabby for a long time, and this auction is exactly what she’s been waiting for to finally catch his eye. When Paige wins a date with Dabby, the only thing she wants to do is spend the day with him working at his tavern.

As Paige and Dabby get to know one another, Dabby has a hard time understanding why this incredible woman would be interested in him. It’s when the rainbows are overhead, and green beer is flowing that Dabby finally realizes what he has and vows to never lose it.

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Title: Heathens to Hearts

Author: Stacy Eaton


Jason Hayes loves working as a nurse and living in Celebration Township--or he did until Riayn Simmers showed up in town, and a secret from his past is threatened to be exposed.

Riayn Simmers is shocked to find her college love-and the man she had called a heathen-residing in the same town as her aunt. Now Riayn needs to decide if she can handle sticking around to run her aunt's bakery, My Baked Buns.

Somehow Riayn and Jason must find a way to coexist in the small town, but what happens when Jason's secret is exposed and he's up to be auctioned off at the Valentine's Day Party? Will the town believe, as Riayn once did, that Jason truly is a heathen, or will he finally win over her heart for good?

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Title: Tears to Cheers

Author: Stacy Eaton


Linda Maxim is a woman who learned early on how to work hard and succeed. Her only regret is that the man she loved disappeared just days after she got pregnant at the tender age of sixteen.

Fourteen years later, Ian Dugan needs a break from life and ends up crashing his vehicle and waking up in the hospital to find Linda watching over him. Can Linda forgive Ian for leaving her alone as a pregnant teen? Will Ian be able to forgive Linda and himself when he learns of the daughter he never knew about? Find out on New Year’s Eve if Ian can erase the tears and find something to cheer about.

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Title: Tangled in Tinsel

Author: Stacy Eaton


Welcome to Celebration Township.

Casey Lowe is new in town and hiding from her past. Her next-door neighbor, Thad Wagner, is a sexy police officer, who is good with his hands, and his lips, but Casey refuses to get involved with a married man, and Thad can't seem to understand why she keeps pushing him away. No matter how they try to stay apart, something keeps drawing them together. When an unexpected visitor shows up at Casey's house the week before Christmas, her future is on the line. Will Thad figure it out in time to save her, or will Casey become a conspirator to a murderer?

Tangled in Tinsel is the first book in the thirteen-story novella series that takes place in quaint Celebration Township, Pennsylvania. The rest of the series will begin to release in the fall of 2016.

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Star Dragon 13 Book 2


J.T. Arralle and Michael Ender
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With some of SD13s crew lost on their previous mission, and others moving on to better things, new arrivals fill their positions, some that have a sorted past with the current well knit group.

On a mission to investigate why production has stopped on Resource Planet 88, the new team finds a whole lot more than they expected. To make matters worse, the deceased former captain's brother is out for revenge, and has things planned for Captain Adrianna Archa, that no one could possibly expect.

Gripping space battles, perfectly laid traps, and a damaged ship are just the beginning of of their problems. If this new, conflicted crew wants to survive, and make it home alive, they must put aside their differences and do the impossible, for not only is Captain Archa's life on the line, the rest of the crew and their top secret, Legion stealth ship, Star Dragon 13, is at risk as well.

Excerpt from Emerald Oceans

Chapter 1

The noise of the other officers pressed in on their conversation as Adrianna and Bubby shared a drink in the Officers’ Club on Enchinda 7. The second debriefing, in as many days lasted longer than either liked, but after the brass was satisfied, they were released to unwind before their next mission. Adrianna emptied her shot glass with a quick tilt of her head then sat it down. The alcohol burned her throat in that welcome, gut warming sort of way. She enjoyed the sensation a moment before chasing it with some sagg beer from a chilled mug. The tension of the previous hours began to evaporate almost immediately.

“I don’t know how you can drink that mud,” said Bubby, his beer was an imitation of the pale ales of Earth and he gulped it down, then licked the froth from his upper lip with a grin.

“I don’t know why you even bother to drink that water,” said Adrianna, draining her mug in mock imitation of him. “You have to drink three or four just to feel anything.”

The waitbot arrived, deposited refills, and put a plate of food in front of each of them, then departed with their empty mugs. Bubby winked at her and dug into his meal.

That caused her to smile. It was an old debate, one that reminded her of their first tour together.

The Officers’ Club here, was large. To help relax the patrons, the lighting was dimmer than outside. Several low couches dotted the room, with even lower tables in front of them. The bar had five seats positioned before it, and all were filled. A number of tables lined the walls, each occupied by a few officers there to relax and dine. The lounge was usually full at all hours. There was always a group either about to embark or just returned. You could usually tell the difference by how much they drank. It wouldn’t look good to show up to your ship drunk. A large group gathered at the bar broke up and dispersed after the bartender cashed them out.

One man stayed behind, nursing a half-full pint of dark purple beer. He downed the rest of the drink and slammed the mug on the bar with a loud crack, that drew Adrianna’s attention. The bartender hurried over.

Bubby turned to see what caught her eye and saw the officer. “Taking a fancy to hybrids, or just looking for an upgrade?”

“I don’t know. Depends on what’s been enhanced.”

“What do you mean enough? I’ve only had a couple!” The hybrid officer pounded his fist on the bar, causing his empty mug to dance away. The bartender grabbed it before it skated off the edge. The hybrid grabbed the bartender by the wrist. “I said I want another!”

The bartender’s response was inaudible, but the jovial murmur of the patrons lowered to a hushed whisper. The door opened and two security guards ran in and flanked the hybrid. He stood, passed his credit chit over the scanner, and stomped toward the door. The guards followed him. As they passed near Adrianna and Bubby’s table, a faint glimmer of recognition tickled her memory but faded before she could grab it.

“At least some of us are having a better day,” said Bubby.


Author: J.T. Arralle


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Author Genre: Epic Fantasy, Short Stories, Science Fiction, Horror

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J.T. Arralle was born in Riverside, California, grew up all over the place and finally settled in the heat and humidity of the southern United States where he currently resides with his family and a minor zoo.

He spends his spare time writing Epic Fantasy, Short Stories, Science Fiction, Horror and many other stories. He discovered a love for story telling while young and spent many years developing the stories and tales that make up his works. He has been influenced by some of the most prolific and well-known writers in the Science Fiction and Fantasy world. He can only hope to entertain you as much as they entertained him.

Author: Michael Ender


Author: Michael Ender
Author Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller

Website: Star Dragon13
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Michael Ender authors science fiction books and short fiction. He enjoys the thrill of deep sea fishing in smaller boats, and has done so in Hawaii, St. Thomas, the Gulf of Mexico, and along the Eastern Coast of the US. His life’s dream is to fish the Great Barrier Reef, down under and explore the Galapagos Islands, on a Darwin Tour. When not writing you might find him at the movies or buried in a book.


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