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Monday, September 13, 2021

The Price of Redemption by ML Nystrom



Author: ML Nystrom
Title: The Price of Redemption
Series: The Dutchmen MC, #1
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: December 26, 2021
Cover Designer: BookSmith Design

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From bestselling author ML Nystrom comes a new darker breed of bikers. Hold on for the ride and meet The Dutchmen MC.

Iceman has a reputation for being the coldest and most ruthless biker in the Dutchmen MC. He has no loyalties to anyone or anything outside his club. The people who go against him or betray the club find themselves in serious pain... or dead. 

Then one afternoon trouble in the form of a blonde walks into his life.

Gabriella doesn’t want to be here. She doesn’t want to enter this biker world of crime, cards, and sex, but her uncle has left her little choice. She must make a deal with Iceman to protect the ones she loves. In doing so, she finds more than she bargained for.

Iceman must face the demons of his past while Gabriella must face the monsters of her future. Are either of them willing to pay the price of their redemption?



I've had stories in my head since I was a child.  All sorts of stories of fantasy, romance, mystery and anything else that captured my interest.  I'm a voracious reader, and have spent many hours in my life devouring books, therefore it's only fitting I should write a few myself!  

I've spent most of my life as a performing musician and band instrument repair technician, but that doesn't mean I'm pigeon-holed into one mold.  I've been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and whatever else I feel like exploring.  As one of my students said to me once, "Life's too short to ignore the opportunities."   I have no intention of ever stopping so welcome to my story world.  I hope you enjoy it!

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Tahoe Blue by Eden French


Title: Tahoe Blue
Author: Eden French
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: November 21, 2020
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: BookSmith Design
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A paramedic must face old wounds when his Hollywood heartthrob ex returns home and tries to win back his affections. Will he find closure or will he give first love a second chance?

Coming back to Tahoe was a mistake. At least, that’s what Carson Keaton thinks the minute he returns to his hometown. When he ran away five years ago, he left everything behind, including Brand West, the only person he ever loved. Not that he had a choice. But now that the danger has passed, he returns home to reclaim Brand. The biggest question is, is it too late?

Brand West is a paramedic with a broken heart. Just after high school graduation, the love of his life hopped a Greyhound to Hollywood, leaving without explanation. Now, five years later, Brand is determined to forget about Carson by throwing himself into his career, his community, and—thanks to his best friend playing matchmaker—a hot new lover. But now Carson’s back in town, as irresistible as ever, leaving Brand with two choices: find closure and move on, or give first love a second chance.

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Eden French is an American author of erotic queer romance with swoon-worthy heroes and happy ever afters. In addition to writing books that’ll set your blood on fire, she also writes romance stories for an interactive gaming app.  

A hot yoga junkie, she often gets some of her best ideas while in a difficult pose. She’s a relentless daydreamer, chocoholic, and Scotch whisky aficionado who likes life a bit kinky, and spends as much time as possible playing with the sexy characters in her head.

A born and raised California girl, she graduated from San Francisco State University with an English Lit degree, and has a borderline obsession for Mexican food. Eden currently resides in the quirky Pacific Northwest with her amazing spouse and five…yes, five, fur-babies.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Oric and the Lockton Castle Mystery by Lesley Wilson


Author: Lesley Wilson
Title: Oric and the Lockton Castle Mystery
Series: The Oric Trilogy, Book 2
Genre: Medieval Adventure/Romance

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Lockton Castle is in the grip of a mysterious epidemic. Recently promoted to the position of apothecary, Oric is sent to administer to the sick. Upon his arrival at the castle, he suspects something far more sinister is afoot. The dangerous secret he unearths, sends him racing back home to Bayersby Manor. 

An elderly soothsayer adds to the tension, prophesying that a plague of demons is about to descend upon the earth. Wondering what the old woman hopes to gain, Oric attempts to calm the terrified locals.  Ignoring his advice, gentry, tradespeople, and peasants, leave their homes in droves. 
The situation rapidly worsens, and Oric battles to save all that he holds most dear.

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Trade slowed, and Ichtheus stood back to watch Oric examine an elderly peasant. The old fellow pulled back his sleeves to reveal crusty scabs on both arms. “Looks like leprosy to me, Master Oric. I am a goner for sure.” 
“Nay, Master Tweedle! Where would you have contracted leprosy? You never leave the district, and, to my knowledge, there is none of the disease hereabouts.” Oric rubbed his patient’s scabs with a forefinger to prove his point. “Your rash is not infectious. I reckon ‘tis naught but an allergy to your mangy cat.” Selecting a small bottle of extract of Celandine, Oric offered it to the old man. “Rub this juice upon the affected area twice daily and your affliction will soon disappear.”
Master Tweedle dragged his sleeves down, and shook his head. “Thank you, Master Oric, you have put my mind at rest, but I lack the wherewithal to pay for your potion.”
“You could always get rid of your cat,” said Oric, his blue eyes twinkling with good humour.
“Get rid of my tomcat!” exclaimed the scrofulous old man.  “He might be a bit mangy but he is the best ratter in the district. I could never part with him.” 
Oric nodded toward a wispy little woman with a basket of eggs on her arm. “I would gladly swap my medicament for two of your wife’s nice brown eggs.”
“There are more ways than one to skin a cat, Master Ichtheus.” Oric tittered at his own joke as he carefully wrapped Mistress Tweedle’s eggs in a piece of sacking.     
Four and twenty moons had passed since Oric first arrived at Bayersby Manor. Already able to read and write the homeless youth had swiftly learned the apothecary’s trade and, with no family to call his own, Ichtheus had grown to love the quick-witted boy as a father loves his son. Impressed with Oric’s ability to learn, Ichtheus had recently elevated him from apprentice to the position of fully-fledged assistant. Thus far Ichtheus had no reason to regret his decision. 
The villagers eventually overcame their squabbles, folk settled down in their chosen spots, and noontime passed without further trouble. Money handed over in exchange for pills and potions flowed into the apothecaries’ coffers, raising Ichtheus’ spirits.  But his euphoria was short lived.
From her vantage point on the steps of the elevated village cross, an ancient soothsayer clanged a large handbell. “Hark all ye serfs and sinners!” she screeched.  “On Summer Solstice Eve a plague of demons will rain down upon the earth. They will kill everyone that crosses their path.” 
A collective gasp rippled through the crowd, and trade around the market stalls ground to a halt. Despite her unsavoury appearance, most folk set great store by Mother Olive’s words, for they believed her to be a wise woman. 
“What can we do to protect ourselves from this dreadful onslaught?” yelled Aidie Kirtle from the depths of her well-stocked stall. Somewhat eccentric, the Kilterton haberdasher had tied up her frizzled grey hair with bright ribbons and swathed her body with so many different fabrics she looked like a brightly coloured ball. Today no-one laughed at her bizarre appearance.     
Taking advantage of the villagers’ stunned silence, Mother Olive jabbed a bony finger at a bracken-clad hill that rose up in the near distance. “If you wish to save your lives every man, woman, and child must depart the village on Summer Solstice day. Climb Rosederry Hill and build beacons upon the summit. When the sun drops below the horizon you must set light to the piles of timber.” Mother Olive let rip with a blood-chilling cackle and twirled around on her bandy legs. “Fire is the only element that will stay the wicked demons.” 
“What is yon silly old trollop on about?” bawled a cocky youth. He winked at his friends and pointed to the cloudless, sun-bleached sky. “We shall get no rain come Summer Solstice let alone a downpour of demons!” 
Mother Olive hawked and spat. “Stupid boy! Disregard my warning and you will die.  The demons will kill any adult that crosses their path, and they will take children to use as slaves.” 
The young troublemaker paled at the thought but, rather than lose face, he made a defiant gesture and strutted after his cronies with as much bravado as he could muster. 
Her job done, Mother Olive climbed down from the monument. She gathered her ragged clothes about her thin frame and ambled away. No one attempted to stop her.
Business along the high street resumed but, thanks to the intense heat of the day and the soothsayer’s worrisome prophecy, the villagers’ tempers frayed once again. 
“Lord knows what Mother Olive is on about this time!” Ichtheus pushed irritably at tendrils of silver hair that escaped the confines of his bonnet. “Yon old harpy causes trouble where-ever she goes.” Tutting loudly, he returned to do battle with bunches of herbs he had tied together too tightly. 
Excused from her duties at Bayersby Manor, Dian Cole sought gewgaws for her mistress. Lady Myferny had also given Dian a copper or two to spend on herself and the little maid had bought a comb from Mistress Kirtle’s stall, plus a length of red ribbon to tie back her abundant chestnut curls. Dian had enjoyed the first part of the morning, but Mother Olive’s words frightened her. Clutching her purchases, she sidled up behind the apothecaries’ stall, loath to move on. “That old crone did not speak the truth about a deluge of demons, did she, Master Ichtheus?”  Dian’s hazel eyes searched Ichtheus’ blue ones for reassurance. 
 “Argh! Yon soothsayer’s demons pose less threat than many a mortal,” snapped Ichtheus, visualising Esica Figg’s cadaverous features in his mind’s eye. “Pay no attention to Mother Olive - she is naught but a nasty old trouble maker.”   
Oric jigged from foot to foot, poked out his tongue and crossed his eyes. “If any demons dare to threaten you, Dian, I shall scare them off.”  
Dimples indented Dian’s rosy cheeks as she smiled. “Thank you, Oric, I feel a good deal safer now; nevertheless, may I travel back to Bayersby Manor with you and Master Ichtheus at the end of the day?”   
“You are most welcome,” replied Oric, his heart beating a little faster than normal. He had developed a soft spot for the pretty, hazel-eyed young maid and he could imagine nothing nicer than to journey home with her. “Meet us beside our stall later this afternoon and you can ride home upon our cart.”  
Comforted, Dian scurried away to visit her siblings and her parents, Eadbald and Frida Cole, who lived in a rundown cottage at the far end of the high-street.



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Born in North Yorkshire, Lesley Wilson was inspired to write stories at an early age. She turned her father’s garage into a theatre and produced juvenile dramas. Local kids who watched her shows were expected to donate a penny to the RSPCA. In her early teens, Lesley joined a theatre company and took part in many productions.

On a train trip to Italy in 1957, Lesley met a young man. A whirlwind courtship followed before he joined the British Army. Fifteen months and hundreds of letters later, Lesley, aged seventeen, boarded a troop ship bound for Singapore, where she married the love of her life.

Lesley’s careers have included fashion modeling, market research and running her own business but writing has always been her true passion. She completed a course in Journalism with the London School of Writing and has been an active member of a writers’ group.

She now lives with her husband in North Queensland and enjoys frequent visits by her two teenage grandchildren. When Lesley isn’t writing, she loves to read, entertain friends, and travel.


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Oric and the Alchemist's Key by Lesley Wilson

"Oric and the Alchemist's Key is hilarious, exquisitely written, and delightful."

Author: Lesley Wilson
Title: Oric and the Alchemist's Key
Series: The Oric Trilogy
Genre: Medieval Adventure/Romance

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Returning to the manor after an early morning foraging errand, Oric finds his home alight, the inhabitants dead, and his mentor mortally wounded. The old man relinquishes a key, warning Oric that a terrible disaster will surely occur should it fall into wrong hands. The alchemist also hints of great wealth, but he dies before he can impart any further information. 

In his quest to unravel the mystery surrounding the alchemist’s key, Oric experiences many challenging adventures before a surprising and lifechanging conclusion is reached.

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Moonlight cast long shadows across the churchyard, creating a black and silver scene. Trees took on sinister shapes, and a sudden breeze made an ancient yew tree creak. An owl hooted from his perch in the bell tower, causing Oric's neck hairs to stand on end.
     
An urge to relieve himself overtook Ichtheus. While he  fumbled with all his extra clothing, Oric and Parzifal sloped off around a bend in the pathway. Ichtheus was in full-stream when the pair reappeared, running as if chased by demons. Oric crashed into his master, and bowled him over. Unable to turn off his tap in time, Ichtheus pissed copiously into one of his boots. 
     
"Damn your eyes, boy." Ichtheus staggered to his feet, "What in heaven's name are you about?" He shook his foot. "You blithering fool... look what you have caused me to do." Setting his wet boot on the ground, he was disgusted to hear it squelch.
     
Oric's voice rose from hoarse whispers to high squeaks of terror, and  he grabbed Ichtheus by the arms. "Master! Master! I saw it. Her! The thing!"
     
"What thing, boy? Ichtheus shouted and shook Oric as if he were a rag doll. "What thing?" 


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Born in North Yorkshire, Lesley Wilson was inspired to write stories at an early age. She turned her father’s garage into a theatre and produced juvenile dramas. Local kids who watched her shows were expected to donate a penny to the RSPCA. In her early teens, Lesley joined a theatre company and took part in many productions.

On a train trip to Italy in 1957, Lesley met a young man. A whirlwind courtship followed before he joined the British Army. Fifteen months and hundreds of letters later, Lesley, aged seventeen, boarded a troop ship bound for Singapore, where she married the love of her life.

Lesley’s careers have included fashion modeling, market research and running her own business but writing has always been her true passion. She completed a course in Journalism with the London School of Writing and has been an active member of a writers’ group.

She now lives with her husband in North Queensland and enjoys frequent visits by her two teenage grandchildren. When Lesley isn’t writing, she loves to read, entertain friends, and travel.


Sunday, October 4, 2020

Exposure by Kolleen Fraser


Title: Exposure
Author: Kolleen Fraser
Series: Love & Fate, book 1
Genre: Second-Chance Romance
Release Date: October 3, 2020
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: BookSmith Design

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Through darkness and light, true love will find a way to conquer all. 

Lexi’s life has never been easy. Her mother’s violence, neglect, and eventual abandonment leave Lexi and her brother, Matt, desperately trying to survive on their own. 

A chance meeting with a handsome stranger, Noah, has her heart racing. And her future looks bright for the first time in her life. 

One tragic night everything is taken away and Lexi’s life is once again thrust into the unknown. 

Forced to pick herself up and carry on with her life, she longs for the missing pieces of her heart. Hoping that somehow true love will find a way back to her.

From author Kolleen Fraser comes a heartbreaking and uplifting second-chance romance—rebranded, edited, and published by Hot Tree Publishing.




Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest in coastal British Columbia, Kolleen Fraser finds the lush green forests, snowcapped mountains, and the ocean waves soothing to her soul.

She's always been an avid reader and loves blogging about her favorite reads. Her writing journey began by hitting publish on her first novel in her duet in 2015. Since then, she's written across multiple romance genres.

Writing has always been therapeutic for Kolleen and offers a way to process and express all the crazy thoughts running around in her head while telling powerful stories in real ways that readers can connect with.