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Rose Anderson said...

Letterbox Love Stories by The World Romance Writers
on sale everywhere for 99¢!

What if a life-changing letter arrived in today’s mail? Now imagine it leads to love and adventure! From the northern British Isles, across the mainland of Europe, and on to Turkey, nine international romance authors share spellbinding love stories told across time. And each begins with a letter…

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ARe Romance Books

gemwriter said...

NEW RELEASE! A TAMING SEASON: A Love at Lake George Novel by Claire Gem:
Manhattan domestic violence counselor Zoe Anderson is going on the most important vacation of her life.

Before she can move on, help other women, Zoe needs to heal herself. Her Cinderella life shattered three years ago one fateful night, leaving her a young widow, scarred inside and out. In an attempt to reclaim her life, bury her demons, and save her job, Zoe sets out for picturesque Lake George to claim the treasured family cottage she recently inherited. Her therapist’s advice: Reboot, restore to an earlier time.

What she finds is a rundown shack.

The neighboring resort mogul, Jason Rolland, whisks in to her rescue, insisting Zoe stay at his upscale Lakeview Lodge. The wealthy, handsome bachelor has a bank account as big as his ego, along with his own nighttime radio show where he plays the love guru of Jason’s Lair. He figures he might use the gifts God gave him to convince the sexy redheaded stranger to give up the crumbling eye-sore next door. A challenge he’s definitely up for. Besides, he’s been trying to buy the cabin—and demolish it—for years: the last reminder of his own tragic, childhood memories.

Zoe can’t deny her attraction to the tall, dark-haired Jason with his pool-water blue eyes. Definitely fling material—if she can just get past those flashbacks from the night everything changed. And the knowledge that when it comes to happy-ever-after, you usually don’t get a second chance. Certainly not possible with the Tiger of Jason’s Lair.

What Jason doesn’t figure on is Zoe’s charms melting his emotional armor, exposing his own bruised, battered heart. But with his reputation, can he ever win her trust & love? Can a tiger really change his stripes? Or will their pasts come back to bite them both?

USA Today
Book Trailer
A Taming Season

Barbara White Daille said...

Just released! Cowboy in Charge, Book 4 in the Hitching Post Hotel series.


Single mom Layne Slater thought she'd seen the last of Jason McAndry when he chose the rodeo over her and their unborn son. Now Jason's back in Cowboy Creek and just as handsome as ever. But Layne can't give in to those feelings again. She has to protect her children…and her heart.

Jason wants to try to make up for the pain he caused when he left. The least he can do is help Layne while he's home. Before long, Jason realizes he's finally ready to be the husband, father and man his family deserves. But can Jason prove to Layne that this time, their love is forever?

Cowboy in Charge - Amazon
The Daille-y News (Blog)

Gilli Allan said...

TORN is a contemporary story, which faces up to the complexities, messiness and absurdities in modern relationships.
Life is not a fairy tale; it can be confusing and difficult. Sex is not always awesome; it can be awkward and embarrassing, and it has consequences. You don't always fall for Mr Right, even if he falls for you. And realising you're in love is not always good news. It can make the future look daunting....

Ex-City Trader Jess has made a series of bad choices. Job, relationships and life-style - all have let her down. By escaping the turmoil of her London life, she is putting her role as a mother first. This time she wants to get it right, to devote herself to her son.
But the country does not offer the idealised ‘good life’ idyll she pictured. There are stresses and strains here too. The landscape she looks out on is under threat, new friends have hidden agendas, and two very different men pull her in opposing directions.
In the face of temptation old habits die hard. She is torn between the suitable man and the unsuitable boy.

Kim Nash says - "I loved this book, it was emotional, sad, happy, funny and just generally fab!"


Gilli Allan said...

The link I've given doesn't seem to have gone live, so I'm posting another.

Laurel Richards said...

THE CLAM FESTIVAL MURDERS, a humorous romantic mystery by Laurel Richards

Nothing ever happens in a small clamming town like Fatmire, FL. At least, that’s what Mitch Chase thinks until he teams up with eccentric mystery writer Cassie Wynn to solve a murder. Vicki Cash is found facedown in her seafood dinner after someone at the Clam Festival slipped her a deadly ingredient. Now Mitch and Cassie have to eliminate suspects, but that’s easier said than done. Vicki wasn’t exactly well liked. She took her ex-husband for everything he was worth, evicted the town’s most successful clam farmer, feuded with her sister, and bad-mouthed the mayor’s wife. As they investigate, Mitch discovers this small town isn’t what it seems, and he’s attracted to more than Cassie’s powers of observation. With his quirky and intriguing partner by his side, he’s sure to lose his heart while he catches a killer.

Available at Amazon, B&N, BAM, Kobo, iTunes, ARe, and other booksellers in print and e-book.

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Leslie Langtry said...

UKULELE MURDER - Murder Comes With Strings Attached
Comedy/Mystery by USA Today Bestseller, Leslie Langtry

Ukulele Murder ( A Nani Johnson Mystery)
Aloha Lagoon Mysteries book #1

Nani Johnson thought she had it made when she moved from Kansas to the resort town of Aloha Lagoon, Kauai. In spite of her certifiably crazy mom, Nani is determined that nothing will stop her from becoming a ukulele virtuoso! Unfortunately her Julliard training doesn't help her break into the local music scene due to some heavy competition from the Terrible Trio—three hostile, local musicians. The only work she finds is a few bar mitzvahs and gigs at the kitschy Blue Hawaii Wedding Chapel.

But when one of Nani's competitors drops dead right after a public feud, Nani becomes the police's main suspect. A missing murder weapon, mysterious threats, and a heck of a frame-up job all have Nani worrying she'll be trading in her flowery muumuus for prison orange. Enter hunky local botanist Nick Woodfield, who just might be able to help her clear her name...that is if he doesn't have secrets of his own. With the bodies stacking up, the danger closing in, and the authorities circling, Nani must track down a killer...before she ends up the latest victim of the Ukulele Murderer!


Wendy Lou Jones said...

Chances Are is newly released. Does it sound like your cup of tea?

A deeply emotional love story from the author of By My Side.
Luke is the man with the money, the fast car and the hot woman. There’s no way he would even think about getting serious, but a face he can’t remember soon threatens his calm.
Rebecca isn’t interested in a relationship, and definitely not with him. How could she, after all he put her through? She’s spent the last 4 years hiding away from society, a one woman crusade for children’s road safety. Who would have thought one fateful day, it might almost be her ... again.
As two worlds collide, will opposites attract?
Not if she can help it.

Sound good to you?

Marian Lanouette said...

Romantic Suspense: Burn in Hell

A botched missing person’s case.
A nervous Mob boss.
Lt. Jake Carrington’s gut tells him Phil Lucci's cagey for a good reason. Jake can see the case was mishandled from the beginning. Was it sloppy police work or did Lucci's hand reach as far as the WPD? It’s Jake job to find those answers.
Jake meets Kyra Russell, a woman with an unusual job--she runs the local crematory. Despite the attraction between them, Jake becomes more and more suspicious of Kyra. Her gambling problem has already cost her a marriage and custody of her son. She also happens to be friends with Phil Lucci. Kyra assures Jake that it's just a coincidence, but Jake's experience on the job taught him not to believe in them. Could Kyra be burning bodies for the mob at the crematory?

LindaRae said...

The Epiphany of an Explorer by Linda Rae Sande

A man only gets one chance to find his Aphrodite … but what if she finds him first?

When archeologist Dr. Stewart Jones, a duke, goes missing and is feared dead while searching for an important Greek artifact, explorer Harold Tennison, Earl of Everly, is pressed into service by fellow members of the Royal Society to find him. Since Harry has already planned an expedition to the Cyclades to search for rare birds and flowers, he sets off for the Aegean to begin his quest.

On his last visit to Delos, Harry was blessed with a visit from a young woman—his very own version of Aphrodite rising from the sea to regard him with an arched eyebrow and a simple question that left him so discombobulated, he could barely speak.

Born of a Mykonian mother and a British duke, Lady Estelle isn’t particularly comfortable in either world. With her father’s recent disappearance and no prospects for marriage, Stella may end up stranded on Mykonos. She spends her days assisting her uncle in his hunt for Greek treasures he can sell to visiting Europeans. At night, she remembers the bespectacled earl who nearly broke her foot during a waltz back in London.

When Harry arrives on Mykonos to begin his hunt for the duke and to resume his own research, he’ll have to learn far more about mythology, antiquities, and Greek goddesses than he bargained for. The search may be worth it, though, but only if he ends up with his very own Aphrodite in “The Epiphany of an Explorer”.

J.D. Faver said...

GIRLS' NIGHT~A short, delicious murder spree...99¢

Can 5 women share a deep, dark secret without exploding? What's a little murder between friends?
When one of Lindsey Cooper's 'book club' pals shares a disturbing secret, it kick-starts a series of events that changes all of their lives forever.
A light and lively adventure that transforms an unassertive soccer mom into a force to be reckoned with.

Amazon (Internationsl Link)=>

Rose Anderson said...

More than Wishes
by Madeline Archer

Raised on a sailor’s tales of adventure and eager for her own, Stella Cunningham answers an advertisement for a traveling companion to the Orient. There she purchases an ancient bronze lamp with a secret. In the land of flying carpets and genies, Stella is about to have the adventure of a lifetime.
Read this and more in the international Letterbox Love Stories anthology featuring nine authors across the globe. Amazon
Find more links in the first post at the top of this page. We're everywhere! Only 99¢ for a limited time.

J.D. Faver said...

GIRLS' NIGHT~A short, delicious murder spree...99¢

Can 5 women share a deep, dark secret without exploding? What's a little murder between friends?
When one of Lindsey Cooper's 'book club' pals shares a disturbing secret, it kick-starts a series of events that changes all of their lives forever.
A light and lively adventure that transforms an unassertive soccer mom into a force to be reckoned with.


Lorna Peel said...

The Image of Her by Lorna Peel

Abandoned on the steps of a church-run children's home, Rachel has always wondered about her birth mother, but searching for someone who doesn't want to be found seems hopeless. When she meets clergyman, Matthew Williams, anonymous and frightening incidents begin threatening their relationship. Are these actions connected to the mysterious events surrounding Rachel’s abandonment?

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Reggi Allder said...

Her Country Heart By Reggi Allder
Why is Amy Long attracted to the only man who can prevent her from achieving her dream?
Amy needs a fresh start. After years of living in the city, she returns to Sierra Creek to run her grandmother’s farm. Does she belong in the small town?

Cowboy Wyatt Cameron doesn’t think so. As half owner he’s promised to sell the farm and send her packing back to the city where she belongs.

What can she offer to change his mind?
Will sparks fly without breaking a heart?
Canada Heart/dp/B012U5UTGW

Gemma Juliana said...

In the new anthology, Letterbox Love Stories Volume I

What do a reality TV star and a Sardinian billionaire have in common? Sophie Hayes buys and sells the contents of abandoned storage units. When an invitation arrives out of the blue to personally deliver an antique desk to an exotic island, she decides on a whim to spend what would have been her honeymoon with the famous Rico di Carlo. Can Rico convince Sophie in one short week to stay forever?

Stephanie Queen said...

THE BEACHCOMBERS by Stephanie Queen

Ex-Special Ops legend Dane Blaise never wanted a partner, but when his old unit commander calls, he can't say no.
Newly minted Scotland Yard Detective Shana George hadn't bargained for an assignment as a bikini-wearing surfer--she thought her surfing days were behind her.
To find an heiress goes missing from a shady surfing competition on Martha's Vineyard, Dane & Shana pair up--in spite of their instant dislike and distrust of each other.

They discover there's more to this case than surfing and a missing girl. As the stakes are raised they need to put aside their distrust-and an inconvenient but undeniable attraction--or die trying.

FIRST in the Beachcomber Investigation Series: FREE!


Paty Jager said...

Brody: Letters of Fate by Paty Jager
Historical western filled with steamy romance and the rawness of a growing country.

A letter from a grandfather he’s never met has Brody Yates escorted across the country to work on a ranch rather than entering prison. But his arrival in Oregon proves prison may have been the lesser of two evils. A revenge driven criminal, the high desert, and his grandfather’s beautiful ward may prove more dangerous than anything he’d faced on the New York docks.

Lilah Wells is committed to helping others: the judge who’d taken her in years ago, the neighboring children, and the ranch residents, which now includes the judge’s handsome wayward grandson. And it all gets more complicated when her heart starts ruling her actions.

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Anonymous said...

Book 4 in the Club Aegis series

Hers to protect…his to serve…

When a failed kidnap attempt leads to Simon Northwood acquiring a bodyguard, he isn’t prepared for close protection specialist Ros Edwards. Experienced submissive though he is, having a woman stand between him and any further threat is completely untenable.

Assigned to protect the genius behind a project of national importance, Ros unexpectedly encounters the most delicious man she’s met in a long time. As a Domme, she’d love to play with him, but even if he weren’t in need of her professional skills, there’s no way he’s submissive.

A determined man. A stubborn woman. When passion flirts with danger, the last promise is the toughest one of all…

Pre-order until 18 July for 99c/99p at these retailers:

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Carolina Valdez said...
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Carolina Valdez said...

East is East and West is West...

At fourteen, they experimented and discovered they were gay. Lovers and in love, they drifted apart after graduation when Jon left to follow his dream to rock 'n' roll stardom. Heartbroken, Wendell went to college and returned to raise sheep in the Oregon town where they’d grown up.

Ten years later, Jon returns with his band to play for their tenth school reunion. Love surprises them by flaring into liquid heat again. Each wants the other to live with him. Both refuse, and Jon returns to Manhattan.

Will they remain star-crossed lovers, or can they decipher the real meaning of home...

Edna Curry said...

Lucy wakes after a car accident thinking it's 1955, but it’s 2015 and police tell her everyone she claims to know is dead. In a panic to see for herself, she takes a bus to Mankato. Dave sits next to her and becomes intrigued. They date and fall in love. But will danger from her spoil it all for them?