Links by Lisa Becker

Links by Lisa Becker
Genre: Contemporary Romance

“Witty, heartfelt and emotionally satisfying. Everything I want in a second chance romance! Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down!” #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken

Book cover for LinksSynopsis

In high school, Charlotte Windham went through a typical ugly duckling phase – glasses and all, while harboring a crush on Garrett Stephens, the school’s athletic heartthrob.

Fifteen years later, Charlotte and Garrett have a chance encounter at a Los Angeles restaurant. However, this time around, Charlotte has leveled the playing field. She’s a bestselling novelist and no longer “Glasses,” the humiliating nickname Garrett gave her. She’s a catch and, thanks to corrective eye surgery, it’s not just her eyes that see better…so does her heart!

Garrett hasn’t fared poorly either, transforming from teen heart-breaker to adult Lothario and is now a successful professional golfer suffering from a possible career-ending injury.

Can Charlotte forgive Garrett for his past ways, and more recent Don Juan lifestyle? And, can Garrett change his ways for a second chance with Charlotte, who may just be perfect for him? Continue reading

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Khardine Gray Presents, Blossoms of the Heart

Blossoms of the heartBlossoms of the Heart by Khardine Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

The most intense and passionate romance you’ll read this year.

Why do I fall for guys I can’t have?

Okay, it’s not guys –plural.

It’s just one guy.

THE guy.

When I was 18 he stole my heart.

Tai was the guy I wasn’t supposed to have…

The tattooed rebel my mother told to stay away from me.

My heart stopped beating that day.

I was off- limits to him and he was forbidden to me.

I never thought I’d see him again.

He stayed away, just like my mother demanded.

Until… fate decided to hand us an all-access card eleven years later. Leaving it to us to work out the kinks.

We got to see what could have happened if we got together.

Then it became complicated….

The passion and heat between us is wild.

Scorching hot and consuming.

He wants more. So much more…
But I can’t give him more…

This time it’s not my mother telling me I can’t have him.

It’s life …

Because …  now I have a secret.

A secret that could tear us apart.

This is a full length novel with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger, no cheating, and plenty of steam.

If you like hot, steamy, romance with gorgeous, drool worthy ex-marines that, you will like this book. Continue reading

Montana Dreams By Kim Law

Montana Dreams Kim LawMontana Dreams (The Wildes of Birch Bay #4) by Kim Law
Published by: Montlake Romance
Publication date: September 25th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis

Sometimes dreams change…and sometimes it takes a dream reader to make it happen.

When Jaden Wilde’s girlfriend turns down his marriage proposal just months before he receives his master’s in counseling, he’s convinced that it’s cold feet. Until he learns that her no came at the advice of a new age “dream reader.” But Arsula’s hardly the woo-woo hippie his scholarly mind imagined. She’s charming, smart, and uncannily perceptive. And before long, he’s drawn to her—despite his ongoing skepticism for how her practice works.

Arsula’s intuitions led her to Birch Bay not to guide Jaden’s girlfriend—but to guide him to his best life possible. As the odd one out in an unsupportive family, Arsula can relate to the struggle to find one’s path, and she wants to see Jaden with the woman of his dreams. Although she’s cautious of being the rebound girl, what she’s starting to feel for him is too real to ignore.

When Jaden’s own volatile family issues come to a head and his doubts are made resoundingly clear, Arsula worries she’s misread the signs. Maybe they’re all wrong for each other. Maybe he should be with his ex. She’s supported him, but if he can’t believe in her, how will they ever find out if they’re truly meant to be? Continue reading

Book Marketing Tips for New Authors

Marcella SwanIt’s terrifying. Seriously. As a new author, publishing an ebook clearly isn’t for the faint of heart. For two reasons, mainly. The first is all about big scary Amazon. Amazon is so massive and so important for any writer of fiction that such a statement needs no further elaboration. Estimates are that an ebook is published on Amazon every five minutes. And that’s just a guestimate. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s every couple of minutes. Yikes. I have nightmarish visions of my beautiful baby getting trampled by a marauding horde of anguished authors.

Secondly, I suffer from writer’s disease: all words and no marketing. The one thing I have done on the effective marketing side is spend the time and effort to build a mailing list of romance fans. It’s been a slow process but we’ve grown to be a tight little community. I share books I like and on occasion my toils and troubles and they give me all sorts of ideas and kind words. It’s fun. Some of them even read an early draft of my debut novella, My Dream Job, and gave me helpful suggestions. One subscriber even emailed me line-by-line copy edits. Another subscriber was in a car accident and had her husband read her the story in the hospital.

Suffice it to say I’ve grown close to these wonderful people. My novella, Hard Drive, goes on sale August 14 on Amazon and it’ll have to find its way in the teeming thicket that is the Amazon platform. Of all the things I hope for the book (and there are more than a few), one is that it finds an audience even amid the torrent of books. Another is that those people who have been with me from the start—those folks with whom I’ve grown so close—love the book as much I did writing it. Continue reading

When Time Stands Still by Sara Furlong Burr

When Time Stands StillWhen Time Stands Still by Sara Furlong Burr
Publication date: June 15th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis

It’s been nearly a decade since Elle Sloan last saw Luke Hutchins. Close to ten years since she broke up with him over a single phone call, providing him with little explanation. Since the end of their relationship, Elle has done everything she could do to move on, marrying, proceeding forward with her life, almost allowing herself to completely forget about Luke.

Almost.

Out of nowhere, Elle receives a phone call from Luke’s mother. Luke has been in a horrific car accident and, a month later, has just awoken from a coma. However, instead of celebrating, his family is stunned to learn that Luke is suffering from amnesia and only remembers his life as it was before his breakup with Elle. Not wanting to tell Luke that he and Elle aren’t together anymore for fear it may compromise his recovery, Elle is asked by Luke’s family to come to the hospital to see him. Their hope is that she will slowly be able to jog his memory and cushion the blow.

Guilt-ridden over how their relationship ended, Elle readily agrees, finding herself transported back in time with Luke to the life they once shared and the future they could have had together. Continue reading

Three Day Fiancee by Marissa Clarke

Three Day Fiancee coverThree Day Fiancée (Animal Attraction #2) by Marissa Clarke
Published by: Entangled: Lovestruck
Publication date: May 14th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis

“Some things can’t be faked…”

Helicopter pilot Taylor Blankenship’s time schedule is maxed out. Between his job, his one hundred and fifty-pound slobbering mess of a dog, and his matchmaking grandmother, he has no time for anyone or anything-especially a woman. If only there were a way to get Grams to back down.

The job of New York City dog walker suits Caitlin Ramos perfectly while she preps for her CPA exam—steady, scheduled, and requiring very little human interaction; a huge seller since she’s still on the mend from a toxic relationship. Men suck. Especially her bossy hot client with the Saint Bernard that thinks it’s a lap dog. No way will she go for his plan to pretend they’re engaged to get his grandmother off his case. Down, boy.

Offered a bargain she can’t refuse, Caitlin finds herself playing the part of fiancée to Taylor. Fortunately, it’s only for three days. All she has to do is fake a relationship with Mr. Bossy Pants in front of his entire family, survive a fierce game of truth or dare with an unscrupulous pair of octogenarians, endure a one-on-one round of Twister with Taylor, and not lose her heart to a guy who turns out to be a lot more than she’d bargained for. Continue reading

Hart of Rock and Roll 1 by Mary J Williams

Flowers on the wall Flowers On The Wall (Hart of Rock and Roll, #1) by Mary J. Williams
Publication date: August 31st 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis

Ryder Hart came up the hard way. From his childhood, to scratching his way to the top of the charts. Every moment was a struggle. Now that he’s at the top, nothing will take him down. Not even a secret so dark it invades his dreams and haunts his waking hours.

Quinn Abernathy’s hunger for success is no less than Ryder’s. If she wants to succeed in the highly competitive world of photography, she can’t let anything, or anyone, get in her way. Until Ryder. He makes her long for more than she ever thought possible.

Music is Ryder’s life. There isn’t room for a woman like Quinn Abernathy.
A woman who asks for nothing, but wants it all.

Ryder Hart. Rock God. Brother. Protector. Wounded Soul.

Quinn Abernathy. Photographer. Daughter. Healer of Souls.

Ryder is the most romantic rocker ever!!!~~Amazon Review

From the bestselling Hart of Rock and Roll series. An epic standalone story about, redemption, love, friendship… and music. Because every great romance needs some HART. Continue reading

Black and Blue by Cynthia Rayne

Black and Blue Cynthia RayneBlack and Blue (Black Star Security, #1) by Cynthia Rayne
Publication date: March 12th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis

Life can leave you bruised

Former Navy SEAL, Jackson West, is starting over. After his son died, West chose between serving his country and being the parent his young daughter deserves. He’s missed too much already and isn’t wasting another second. West formed Black Star Security with his military buddies, and they’re gonna kick a little @ss. For a price.

Sometimes you need a second chance

Deputy U.S. Marshal Annie Foster accidentally got her partner killed during a routine prisoner transport. Now three dangerous felons are roaming the Kentucky countryside, and it’s all her fault. West is also hunting the fugitives and Annie’s assisting. She’s devastated but determined to make it right. Although, Annie didn’t count on West, a big, bad alpha male who’s an intoxicating mixture of ruthless and tender.

Will they capture the escaped convicts? And will West and Annie take a chance on each other? Continue reading

High Stakes Betting Hearts by Lilly Cain

High Stakes book coverHigh Stakes Betting Hearts by Lilly Cain
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rom-Com

Synopsis

All I ever wanted is happening this weekend.

Or at least it might happen. If I don’t screw it up. A lot can go wrong when you are sneaking around a Las Vegas hotel between a poker tournament and a romance writer’s convention. And secretly attending both. More can go wrong when the one man you ever really wanted is there too, and he’s watching. He’s like a spy on a mission, always trying to keep me out of trouble.

He saved me once from drowning. He’s my brother’s best friend and I’ve wanted him since I was old enough to know what that means. But for him I’ve been off limits, the stakes were too high.

How could I resist making him the hero of my book? How will he react when he finds out?

Warning: This book contains awkward situations, fan-girling, laughter, heat, and love!

**Only .99 cents!!** Continue reading

Get to know Lydia Michaels, award-winning author

Lydia Michaels authorLydia Michaels is an award-winning author of over 30 contemporary romance novels. She lives in Pennsylvania with her wonderfully supportive husband, beautiful daughter, and many crazy fur babies.

If [When] she is not off spending time with her family you can usually find Lydia at her computer working on her next story or hiding somewhere quiet with a great book. She loves taking a romantic plot with steamy chemistry and pressing the bounds of love. Her books are intellectual, erotic, haunting, always centered on love.

Lydia Michaels’ darkly compelling Surrender Trilogy was an Apple iBooks bestseller and she has been featured in USA Today. In 2015 she was the winner of The Best of Bucks Award and she has been nominated as Best Author in the Bucks Happening Magazine three years running [2015, 2016, and 2017]. She is a four-time nominee for the prestigious RONE Award.
Who are your top 10 favorite books/authors?

Blue Eyed Devil, Lisa Kleypas

Peter Pan, JM Barrie

Sugar Daddy, Lisa Kleypas

Tangles Lies series, Pam Godwin (3 books)

Letting Go, Michele Zurlo

Black Dagger Brotherhood series, JR Ward (10+ books)

What inspired you to write this book?

An event from my past that I’d compartmentalized and forgotten. Journaling helped me remember, and writing down the recollections helped be discover my calling in life. Writing is a part of who I am. Once I started, I couldn’t stop.

What are you working on?

Untied the sequel to Blind (Mastermind series)

Calamity Rayne: Back Again, the sequel to Calamity Rayne: Gets a Life

More Surrender Games! (Toni’s story is coming and it’s going to be insane!)

The release of 2 original series (The Order of Vampires and New Castle) that have been in the vault for years while getting re-written. Sorry to keep so many of you waiting!

And I have six other novels in the works! (My muse will let me know which one gets finished first).

What book do you think everyone should read? Continue reading