Friday, July 2, 2021

HBS Author’s Spotlight – Class of June 2021

This class includes interviews and book showcases which are a MUST read. The author's bio and contact information plus their picture and book covers highlight the post.

Be sure to check out what they have coming next for their readers.

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

HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

Carolyn Arnold
Featured Book: Stolen Daughters

When firefighters discover the body of a teenage girl at an abandoned house, Detective Amanda Steele hurries to the scene. Dumfries, Virginia is a small town, yet no one seems to have any idea who the dead girl is until Amanda finds a dragonfly pin with the name Crystal engraved on it.

Working tirelessly, Amanda traces the pin to Crystal Foster, a thirteen-year-old who disappeared three years ago from her wealthy parents’ home. Breaking the news to the distraught parents won’t be easy, but the loss of her own daughter still haunts Amanda, and she knows this will bring them closure. But when Amanda goes to see the Fosters, they do not recognize the girl. She isn’t Crystal.

Before Amanda can react to this new development, she gets an urgent call. A fire has consumed another vacant house, and the remains of two more girls have been found. Who are these girls, and why are they being picked off? Amanda must stop this killer before the pattern continues, and the death toll climbs.

When Amanda receives a taunting note from the killer, she realizes that she holds the missing piece of this puzzle. The victims are connected to Amanda’s past, to a case she can never forget, and which almost claimed her life. As she follows the clues to their deadly conclusion, can she save more innocent lives… even if it risks her own?

Author: Carolyn Arnold
Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

Author's Blog: Carolyn Arnold Newsletter
Website: Carolyn Arnold
Twitter: @Carolyn_Arnold
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Author Description:
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has several continuing fiction series and has nearly thirty published books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures. Her crime fiction series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining. This led to her adopting the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives near London, Ontario, Canada with her husband and two beagles.

Author's Book List
Stolen Daughters
The Little Grave
What We Bury
The Legend of Gasparilla and His Treasure
Past Deeds
Exercise is Murder
Shades of Justice
On the Count of Three
The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh
Power Struggle
Halloween is Murder
Skiing is Murder
Coffee is Murder
Valentine's Day is Murder
Christmas is Murder
Shopping is Murder
Family is Murder
Politics is Murder
Money is Murder
Vacation is Murder
The Day Job is Murder
Blue Baby
The Defenseless
Silent Graves

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Kathi Daley
Featured Book: The Inn at Holiday Bay: Clue in the Clam

A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again.

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn't seem to convince to leave, and a new family she'd never be able to live without.

Author: Kathi Daley
Author Genre: Mystery, Romance

Author's Blog: Random Thoughts and Meaningless Musings.
Website: Kathi Daley
Twitter: @kathidaley
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Author Description:
USA Today Bestselling Author Kathi Daley lives in the beautiful alpine community of Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken. When she's not writing she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her children and grandchildren. During the summer she enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and sunset cruises on the lake. During the winter she enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and curling up by a fire with a good book.

Kathi uses her mountain home as inspiration for her books, all which include appearances by the wildlife she shares her life with.

Author's Book List
Truth or Dare
The Inn at Holiday Bay
The Baby Plan
Charmed Summer
Details in the Document
Cookies in the Cottage
Gooseberry Christmas
Thanksgiving Past
The Magic of Halloween Night
Halloween Moon
Ghost in the Gallery
Deja Diva
The Wedding Plan
Campfire Secrets
Gossip in the Garden
Topsail Sundays
Summerhouse Reunion
The Secret of Logan Pond
Proof in the Photo
The Puppy Project
The Case of the Cupid Caper
Blizzard in the Bay
Note in the Nutcracker
Costume Catastrophe
Cottage on Gooseberry Bay (6 book series)

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Melissa Foster
Featured Book: The Wicked Aftermath

When the person you blame for your grief is the only one who can save you from the pain...
Tank Wicked lost his sister and has since vowed to save everyone else in his path. He lives by the creed of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, sworn to protect and respect his community. He selflessly saves lives as a volunteer firefighter and treats the men and women who work for him at his tattoo shop like family. But life isn’t a balance scale where good deeds negate bad things to come, and one foggy night life guts Tank once again. When a car careens over the side of a bridge and into a river, Tank springs into action, plunging into the water to rescue the passengers. Four people go into the river, but only three come out alive.

Leah Yates is just trying to make it through each day. When the man she blames for her grief becomes the only one who can pull her from the depths of despair, she discovers that even hope comes at a price. Maybe this time she won't have to face it alone.

Author: Melissa Foster
Author Genre: Romance, Fiction, Mystery

Website: Melissa Foster
Twitter: @Melissa_Foster
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Author Description:

Melissa writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

Author's Book List
The Wicked Aftermath: Tank Wicked
Maybe We Will
My True Love: Jules Steele
Hot for Love: Nick Braden
In for a Penny
The Gritty Truth
Tempted by Love: Jack "Jock" Steele
Searching for Love
A Little Bit Wicked
She Loves Me
Bayside Fantasies
Making You Mine
This Is Love
Taming My Whiskey
Bayside Romance
Call Her Mine
Wild, Crazy Hearts
Mad About Moon
Bayside Escape
Trails of Love
Wicked Whiskey Love
Love Like Ours
Bayside Heat
Anything For Love
Embracing Her Heart
Bad Billionaires After Dark: Brett
Driving Whiskey Wild
Bayside Passions

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Nancy Fraser
Featured Book: Yes--These Are Your Grandma's Romances

Ah ... the Fifties!

A time of innocence, and the not so innocent. From “I Love Lucy” and “Willy” to “Private Secretary”, “Father Knows Best” and “Bachelor Father”, television and music from the fifties gave us inspiration. Come take a trip down memory lane with these five vintage reads!

Get your romance on, and make grandma proud!

Ed Loves Marnie ~ 1955 - Can this handsome military man convince the single mother to take another chance at love? Or, will their shared memory put a wall between them?

Willa Thomas, Attorney-in-Love ~ 1956 - Will these co-workers be able to tow the company line and forego a chance at romance? Or, will they risk everything for love?

Professor Knows Best ~ 1957 - Will this freaky trip back in time to 1957 give her the answers she seeks? Or, only more confusion? How difficult will she find it to navigate being best friends with the college-age version of her own mother?

His Private Secretary ~ 1958 - Can she run interference between her handsome boss, his needy family, and the scores of women trying to bed him and wed him and still remain unaffected by his many charms?

The Bachelor Father ~ 1959 - Will Nanny #5 be the one to finally ace the job, and coax him out of his shell and back into life? And, will a family vacation to Paris fulfill their wildest dreams?

Author: Nancy Fraser
Author Genre: Romance

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Website: Nancy Fraser
Twitter: @nfraserauthor
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Author Description:
Award-winning author Nancy Fraser has been writing since the early 1990s. Published since 1996, she writes in multiple romance genres. From sweet 1960's vintage romance, to paranormal/time travel, to sizzling erotic romance, she never knows where her muse will take her.

When she's not writing (which is almost never), Nancy loves to travel with Las Vegas being her favored destination. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.

NANCY FRASER—Jumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandon—is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.

Author's Book List
Return of the Runaway Bride
Yes--These Are Your Grandma's Romances
His Marriage Gamble
Her Timeless Gamble
The Secrets of Gable House
Return of the Wolfe
D*mn Near Perfect
Last Chance Beach: Summer's End
Trust Me
Touch Me
The Vessel
Paging Dr. Cupid
Kilty Pleasures
Eye of the Pharaoh
Only Yours
Do You Want Me
The Mysterious Mrs. Pennybaker
Home is Where the Hunk is
The Muse
Time and Again

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Dianne Harman
Featured Book: Murder in England

A murder in the English pub where you're staying? Definitely not the way to start a vacation!

What could be better than going to Northern England to visit the places where famous authors such as Bram Stoker, Beatrix Potter, and Catherine Cookson lived and worked? If you're an author it's a dream come true and something Kat had always wanted to do.

But when the popular pub employee, Sam, is murdered the night Kat and her friends arrive at the pub, Kat feels she has to help. And even though she'd promised her husband she wouldn't become involved in any more murder investigations, she can't turn her back on the genial uncle of the murdered pub employee, who has no idea what to do. She can see that he desperately needs her help.

She never expected the local police to use her mystery solving talents, but Sergeant Nick Black realizes he needs some help from a civilian when there's a stakeout. And Kat can't get rid of the thought that Bailey, Sam's Belgian Malinois dog, must have known who the murderer was, because he hadn't tried to protect Sam from the killer.

After all, he'd come to Sam's rescue before, so why hadn't he protected Sam the night the murder took place? Had he recognized the murderer? Was it someone Sam knew and was on friendly terms with?

Join Kat and her friends as they explore the Northern England countryside while they help solve a murder.

Dianne Harman
Featured Book: Murder in New Mexico

Cold case murder investigations are a lot harder to solve than current murder cases.

Particularly when the murder occurred over fifteen years ago.

But when a friend asks Brigid to investigate a cold case for her in New Mexico, Brigid feels she has to at least try.

What she hadn’t taken into consideration
Were old grudges,
A small town that kept secrets,
And people who were willing to commit hate crimes to keep those secrets.

Join Brigid and Jett, her 125-pound Newfoundland dog, as they try to find the long-ago killer. But not so long ago that the threat of her discovering the identity of the killer makes her a present-day target.

Dogs, recipes, and page-turning action all come together in Murder in New Mexico, the 15th book in the Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author.

Author: Dianne Harman
Author Genre: Cozy Mystery, Romance and Literary Fiction

Author's Blog: Dianne Harman Author
Website: Dianne Harman Author
Twitter: @DianneDHarman
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Author Description:
Two-time 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, Northwest, Cottonwood Springs and a paranormal cozy mystery series.

She's also the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series, Midlife Journey Series, Slade Kelly Suspense Series, and the Cozy Cookbook Series which consists of recipes from her cozy mystery series. Enjoy!

Author's Book List
Murder in England
Murder in New Mexico
Murder at the Spa
The Troubled Tycoon
Holly & the Cyberbully
The Secret
Murdered by Adultery
Murder on the Beach
Murder After Dinner
Murdered Mayor
Holly & the Grand Opening
Murder in Kauai
Book Club Blackmail
The Deepest Dark
Murdered Mentor
A Mother's Love
Murdered Mogul
Holly for President
Murder at the Carnival
Murder at the St. Regis
Murder on the Train
Kelly & the Dog Park
Mystery at the Campground
Mystery on Main Street
Murdered for Millions
A Matter of Deception
Murder at the Dog Show
Holly and the Stolen Test
Missing in Los Angeles
Deadly Accusations
Murder in Vancouver
Murder in the Forest
The Other Witch
The War Hero's Welcome
Holly and the Ruined Party
Murder at the Manor
Little Feather
Murder at the New Dawn B & B
Murder and High Rollers
Holly & The Oracle
Trouble at the New Dawn B & B
Death in the Bay
Holly and The Missing Dog
Holly Lewis Mystery Series 1-3
The Final Curtain Call
Missing in the Islands
The Money Club
Redemption in Cottonwood Springs
Holly and the Food Pantry
Murdered in Hollywood
Murdered by Success
Murder on the Mountain
Murder on Bainbridge Island
Northwest Cozy Mystery Series (16 book series)

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J.A. Jance
Featured Book: Unfinished Business

In this heart-pounding and sharply written thriller from J.A. Jance, the “grand master of the genre” (The Providence Journal), Ali Reynolds’s personal life is thrown into turmoil just as two men show up on the scene—a former employee of her husband’s who has just been released from prison and a serial killer who sets his sights a little too close to home.

Mateo Vega, a one-time employee of Ali Reynold’s husband, B. Simpson, has spent the last sixteen years of his life behind bars. According to the courts, he murdered his girlfriend. But Mateo knows that her real killer is still on the loose, and the first thing he’s going to do when he gets a taste of freedom is track him down.

After being granted parole, a wary Mateo approaches Stu Ramey of High Noon Enterprises for a reference letter for a job application, but to his surprise, Stu gives him one better: He asks him to come on board and work for B. once again. Just as Mateo starts his new job, though, chaos breaks out at High Noon—a deadbeat tenant who is in arrears has just fled, and tech expert Cami Lee has gone missing.

As Ali races to both find a connection between the two disappearances and help Mateo clear his name with the help of PI J.P. Beaumont, tragedy strikes in her personal life, and with lives hanging in the balance, she must thread the needle between good and evil before it’s too late.

Author: J.A. Jance
Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Author's Blog: J.A. Jance - NYT Bestselling Author
Website: J.A. Jance
Twitter: @JAJance
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Author Description:
J.A. Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady series; the J. P. Beaumont series; three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family; and Edge of Evil, the first in a series featuring Ali Reynolds. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

Author's Book List
Unfinished Business
Missing and Endangered
Credible Threat
Sins of the Fathers
The A List
Field of Bones
Duel to the Death
Proof of Life
Still Dead
Man Overboard
No Honor Among Thieves
Dance of the Bones
Cold Betrayal
A Last Goodbye
Remains of Innocence
The Old Blue Line
Moving Target
After the Fire
Second Watch
Judgment Call
Deadly Stakes
Left for Dead
Edge of Evil

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S.R. Mallery
Featured Book: When In Rome

BOOK #2 OF THE AWARD WINNING Brooke & Abby cozy mystery series, where clues from the past help solve modern murder cases.

Why does Abby tarot card her way back to Ancient Rome when there’s no need to? After all, the recent death in town has been declared by the local pathologist to be simply an accidental, epileptic tragedy and nothing more. Or is it?

Follow the Gang of Five, as Abby time-travels to the Age of Emperors, Brooke learns to follow her heart, Henry studies old antiquities, detectives Tony and Larry continue their police work, and Brooke’s niece, Haley, joins their ranks––just in time to learn a most valuable lesson: things aren’t always what they seem…

Author: S.R. Mallery
Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery

Author's Blog: S.R. Mallery's AND HISTORY FOR ALL
Website: S.R. Mallery's AND HISTORY FOR ALL
Twitter: @SarahMallery1
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Author Description:
A USA TODAY Best Selling author and two-time READERS' FAVORITE GOLD MEDAL winner, S. R. Mallery--as her fans say--"brings history to life."

They say I'm as eclectic as my characters. I've been a singer, a composer, a calligrapher, a quilt artist, and an ESL/Reading teacher. But it is the world of writing historical fiction and time travel that I feel I've truly come "home." Why? Because then I get to do my second love: Research.

Author's Book List
When In Rome
Endangered Spells
Tea, Anyone?
Ellie & The War On Powder Creek
Tender Enemies
Trouble In Glamour Town
Genteel Secrets
The Dolan Girls
Unexpected Gifts
Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads

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Amazon Book Series

HBS Bundles and Co-Authored Showcase

Featured Set: Invincible Destiny


Seven NY Times and USA Today Bestselling authors have come together to give you a collection of strong heroes and heroines that prove when you put your mind to something, your destiny is your future.

Whether you’re just starting out or starting over, losing your love or finding a new one, a first chance, or a second...maybe even a third, destiny is in your hands. It’s in your grasp. You find a way, you work hard, and you believe enough to make it happen.

WHISKEY SMASH (New): Jen Talty, USA Today Bestselling Author
While he prefers a double shot of whiskey, he’s not opposed to taking a stroll down champagne lane, but not if it’s going to cost him at the track.

DON’T BRUISE THE BANANAS (New): Susan Jean Ricci, USA Today Bestselling Author
As Cindy and Jay DeMatteo approach the seven-year itch, will their treasured memories inspire their relationship to move forward, or do other circumstances interfere with their marriage?

GIRLS IN THE CITY - ALISON (New): Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today Bestselling Author
Surgical resident Alison catches the eye of Chief Rich, but she doesn’t want to start anything with him because of a longed for transition. But her heart has other ideas.

IN TANDEM: Tamara Ferguson, USA Today Bestselling Author
When Jake Loughlin and Danielle Reardon are fatefully reunited at Dragonfly Pointe during the restoration of the Inn, will unveiling the dark secrets of the past help expose a ring of human traffickers?

GIVE ME A CHANCE: Natalie Ann, USA Today Bestselling Author
A single father. A woman on the run. Can they find comfort in each other?

SEEKING RACHEL: Josie Riviera, USA Today Bestselling Author
When faith is adrift, the heart is the compass leading the way home.

FOR THE LOVE OF CANDY: Patrice Wilton, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
The life Candy scratched out for herself and son is coming to an end. Her Miami bar provided a decent income, but more important it provided a touch of magic. During storms the lights will flicker, the wall will sweat, and if you wish for something it will happen. Now with all that’s going on, the last thing she needs is the magic of love.

Title: Whiskey Smash

Two years ago, Hayden Fox wasn’t sure she would walk again, much ride a bucking bronco. Being on the backside of a horse was bittersweet and while being a cowgirl was all she’d ever dreamed of, it came at a price.

One she knew this time she might pay with her life. However, she didn’t know what else to do. Her uncle had paid all her bills. He’d made sure she was well-taken care of and he never let her forget he’d given up everything to ensure she had the best doctors and the best training money could buy.

For the last ten years, Sawyer Lawson has been making his way from one country bar stage to the next. All he cared about was plucking his guitar, keeping his head, and staying out of trouble.

Only trouble had a way of finding him and this time it came in the form of a sexy cowgirl who needs the same kind of help that once landed Sawyer behind bars.

Available at Amazon

Author: Jen Talty
Author Genre: Romance, Suspense

Website: Jen Talty
Twitter: @JenTalty
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Author Description:
Welcome to my World! I'm a USA Today Bestseller of Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance.

I first started writing while carting my kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. My first book, IN TWO WEEKS was originally published in 2007. In 2010 I helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where I ran the technical side of the business through 2016.

I'm currently enjoying the next phase of my life…the empty NESTER! My husband and I spend our winters in Jupiter, Florida and our summers in Rochester, NY. We have three amazing children who have all gone off to carve out their places in the world, while I continue to craft stories that I hope will make you readers feel good and put a smile on your face.

Title: Don't Bruise the Bananas

A Free Pass For a Lifetime...
“Intense emotion, leading to prose or poetry, cannot be described in any other fashion… I embrace Jay’s existence with the honor he deserves, because he always got me, even when I didn’t get myself.”

Returning from the award winning Cindy's Crusade's Series, Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems and the sequel The Sugar Ticket, kindly join Cindy and Jay DeMatteo's journey in the third saga Don’t Bruise the Bananas, as these two lovebirds approach the seven year itch.

Laugh with this special couple as they re-nest, hope that their treasured memories will inspire their relationship to grow stronger, and pray as they experience hard challenges they never expected to face.

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Author: Susan Jean Ricci
Author Genre: Romance

Website: Susan Jean Ricci
Author's Blog: Susan Jean Ricci
Twitter: @Susanjeanricci
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Author Description:
A USA Today, Award-Winning Author, Susan Jean Ricci is best known for her Cindy's Crusades Series, starring the hilarious duo Cindy and Jay DeMatteo. These characters were first introduced in the multi-award winning novel Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems, and return to entertain you in its sequel The Sugar Ticket. Look for the soon to be published and final saga Don't Bruise the Bananas, releasing May 2021.

Cindy and Jay's mischief making lives on in these shorts: A Sweet Snafu, Christmas With Niagara, His Sacred Vow, Passion's Secret Ingredient, and Turning up the Heat. Please also consider Ms. Ricci's other stand alone works of fiction and short stories in her new series Love's Salvation, and her latest release, the nonfiction best seller Running On All Fours.

A member of the RWA, The Authors' Billboard, and the Independent Authors' Network, several of Ms. Ricci's titles have been recognized as Outstanding Novella Winner in the IAN 2020, Outstanding Finalist in the IAN 2020, and Finalist in the Outstanding Novellas Categories 2019,2018, 2017, and the Women's Outstanding Fiction Winner in the IAN 2016.

Title: Girls in the City: Alison

After medical school, Alison Saint lands the coveted surgical residency at her father’s alma mater in San Diego, but it means saying goodbye to Eddie for good. The first week in the OR, she catches the eye of Rich Mortimer, hunky chief resident. She doesn’t want to start anything with him though because that transition she’s longing for is in the plan. But her heart has other ideas.

Available at Amazon

Author: Suzanne Jenkins
Author Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Suspense

Website: Suzanne Jenkins
Author's Blog: Suzanne Jenkins
Twitter: @suzannejenkins3
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Author Description:
USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Jenkins 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 truly American with a touch of fantasy. Pam of Babylon books consistently rank in the Top 100 Best Sellers in American Drama with over 500,000 downloads.

A retired operating room nurse, Jenkins lives in Southern California.

Author: Tamara Ferguson
Author Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense

Twitter: @Tammysdragonfly
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Author Description:
Writing steamy yet sweet compassionate stories of fate that are wonderfully romantic, Tamara Ferguson is the multi-award winning, USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the Tales of the Dragonfly Romance Suspense Series, the Kissed By Fate Series, the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Series, the Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance Series and the Tales From Dragonfly Pointe Short Story Series.

If you don't believe in the power of fate, you shouldn't read her stories, because Tamara always writes a happily-ever-after for her heroines and heroes, since it doesn't always work out that way in real life.

Since 2015, she has earned more than thirty awards, twenty of those for her Two Hearts Wounded Warrior romances, including five Readers' Favorite International Book Awards with Two Hearts In Accord (2019) and Two Hearts Unbroken (2018) earning the BRONZE, Two Hearts Under Fire (2019) and Two Hearts Unspoken (2016) earning the SILVER and Two Hearts Find Christmas earning the GOLD Medal in Military Fiction (2018.) Two Hearts Surrendered was also a New Apple Romance Selection for excellence in Indie Publishing and 2018 Top Shelf Finalist. Two Hearts' Christmas Wish is a 2017 IAN Book of the Year Finalist. And it's the #13 BEST INDIE BOOK of 2017.

Along with the 2015 Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Award Winner That Unforgettable Kiss, Two Hearts Surrendered and Two Hearts Unspoken were also finalists for the 2016 IAN Book of The Year. Tales of the Dragonfly In Tandem was a romance finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards, while Tales of the Dragonfly In Flight was a romance suspense winner at the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards.

A member of the RWA, the Authors' Billboard and the Authors' Independent Book Network, her stories have been included in several #1 bestselling anthologies.

Since she remains a full-time caregiver for an autistic son (along with a bunch of adopted pets!), you can usually find Tammy working at home, where she spends a lot of time not completing her numerous home improvement projects, because she's writing or helping author friends promote their books on twitter.

Author: Natalie Ann
Author Genre: Contemporary Romance

Website: Natalie Ann
Author's Blog: Natalie Ann
Twitter: @NatalieAnn121
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Author Description:
Natalie Ann is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in Upstate NY with her husband and son. She has always had a love for books, especially romance and happy ever after. She's written more than twenty-five books including the Road Series, the All Series, the Lake Placid Series, the Fierce Five and the Love Collection, not to mention being in several boxed set collections.

Title: Seeking Rachel

When faith is adrift, the heart is the compass leading the way home.

This poignant Regency Inspirational romance will fill your heart with love and hope.

Rachel Lockhart grew up running wild and free with nomadic Gypsy children on her father’s estate. Craving adventure, her imagination conjured up an impossibly perfect, grey-eyed man to share it with.

Now grown, her outspoken ways are about to send her home from London in disgrace. Until she unexpectedly clashes with an impossibly perfect, grey-eyed man. And the back of her mind echoes with God’s promise: I will not leave you comfortless. As if she’d find comfort with a man as arrogant as Nash Browning.

Broken by too many sea battles, soul-sick from recent loss, Nash doesn’t even know where to begin to search for his lost faith. It certainly isn’t among the addle-brained females of the ton. But when he stumbles upon an enticing masterwork of contrasts named Rachel, his weary heart sparks with life.

Is it possible the way back to his faith is with a woman who is honest to a fault, yet fiercely loyal to a shunned people? Can he set a course for a future with her, and trust that God has prepared the way?

A thread of faith, however faint, can lead you to your destiny.

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Author: Josie Riviera
Author Genre: Romance, Christian, Contemporary

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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations.

Title: For The Love of Candy

The Candy Bar is in trouble. Crime and corruption has changed the landscape of the street. Candy can stay and fight it, or sell and run. She has called an emergency meeting with her dear friends, the sisters of her heart, to tell them her decision.

Enter Harrison Wolfe—Boston lawyer, probably a Mayflower descendent by his arrogance and arresting good looks. He has come to the Candy Bar to tell her that his daughter is engaged to her son Billy. He’s only 21 and graduating from college, and is certainly not ready to take on the responsibilities of marriage. Harrison is also strongly opposed to this engagement and wants to put an end to it before it even begins.

Thunder cracks open the sky, lightning strikes, and Harrison and Candy are caught up in the magic and madness. Now they have to fight their attraction—and keep their pants on--to stay focused on keeping their children apart.

This hilarious, touching, upbeat story will engage your emotions and hopefully have you laughing one minute, and wiping tears the next.

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Author: Patrice Wilton
Author Genre: Romance

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Patrice Wilton was born in Vancouver, Canada, and knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to be a writer. She became a flight attendant for 17 years, then moved to Australia and England, before settling in Ormond Beach, Florida. She is a NY Times & USA Today best selling author and has written around forty books, mostly romance series. Here are her personal favorites:

The Candy Bar, Paradise Cove, Heavenly Christmas, and The Wounded Warrior series. Now a new exciting adventure has begun. She has joined forces with her good friend, Traci Hall to write a Salem B&B Cozy Mystery series for Kensington under the name of Traci Wilton. They have written 5 books in the Mrs. Morris Bed and Breakfast series, and will be starting book six soon. We are loving it and hope our readers do too!

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