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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Love At The Shore by Teri Wilson


Love At The Shore
Teri Wilson
Published by: Hallmark Publishing
Publication date: June 11th 2019
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance
She came to the beach to write…

But she’s getting distracted by the surfer next door.
Jenna, a single mom and successful author, has five weeks to deliver her next young adult novel to the publisher. This year’s summer getaway with her kids will be a working vacation.
The only problem? Lucas, the devil-may-care surfer in the beach rental next to hers. He cranks up his music at night, hosts loud volleyball matches, and allows his dog to run around at will.
Jenna often blames him for her writer’s block. But before long, she begins to see a new side of her neighbor at the shore. Maybe opposites do attract…but will that attraction fade like a sunset once summer is gone?
This funny, emotional romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Shrimp Scampi.
EXCERPT:
Lucas McKinnon unzipped his wet suit, peeled it down to his waist, and let the spray of the outdoor shower beat the salt and sand off his torso. If there was one thing he liked almost as much as a morning surf, it was a nice, hot shower afterward. The fact that the shower on the lower deck of the beach house offered him a clear, unobstructed view of the shore made it even sweeter.
The sea was unusually still today, as smooth and glassy as a mirror. Not so great for surfing, but undeniably pretty to look at it. Without the usual spray coming off the breakers, he could see the lighthouse looming in the distance. Just off the shore, a pair of dolphins crested the flat surface of the water, their silver forms glistening in the morning sunlight.
The calm before the storm.
Or so it seemed. In reality, the forecast was mild. Lucas checked the surf report every day like clockwork, and according to the TybeeWaves web site, there wouldn’t be a raindrop in sight. Still, he couldn’t remember the last time his little slice of the beach had been so serene. It was nearly as unsettling as it was beautiful.
Then, just as he was about to flick the shower faucet to the off position, the stillness of the moment came to a colorful, bewildering close as a woman came bounding down the stairs.
“What the heck?” She gaped at him, wide-eyed and frozen in place.
For a minute, Lucas thought she might turn around and bolt back up the stairs.
“Whoa. Sorry, I’m sorry. I didn’t expect a shower.” Cheeks ablaze, she swallowed and averted her gaze. “Right in the middle of our place.”
“Sorry about that.” He gave the faucet a crank to the left and the shower’s stream came to a dripping halt. “You must be the new neighbor.”
The trickle of water slowed to a stop.
Plop.

Plop.

Plop.

Three slow drops, and she still couldn’t bring herself to look at him.
“Um, yeah. We just checked in,” she said to a nearby hibiscus bush, then nodded at the bin in her hands. “I just wanted to find somewhere to put this.”
Wow, this was one jumpy woman. Lucas wasn’t sure he’d ever seen a person who vibrated with such nervous energy. It rolled off of her in waves.
The forecast had been wrong. A storm had most definitely come to town. From the looks of things, a Category Four. Maybe even a Five.


Author Bio:
Teri Wilson is the author/creator of the Hallmark Channel Original Movies UNLEASHING MR. DARCY, MARRYING MR. DARCY, THE ART OF US and NORTHERN LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS, based on her book SLEIGH BELL SWEETHEARTS. She is a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction. Teri has a major weakness for cute animals, pretty dresses and Audrey Hepburn films, and she loves following the British royal family.

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Great Summer Reads Countdown Blitz Storm Child by Melanie Mason Day 8










Melanie
is an author, designer, photographer, and flight attendant all rolled into one.
She has told stories all her life and finds her passion in sharing the plots
that spin through her head. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two
dachshund-chihuahua dogs. She loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest that
feeds her imagination.



When no one is listening, Melanie loves to belt Broadway songs in her living
room and car. Someday she hopes to be on a flight where someone is reading her
book.








To
escape capture by Imperial soldiers, 16-year-old Eridale Storm leaves the only
home she’s ever known and drags her younger sister into the wilds of
Mericon—the Empire that formed when America collapsed. Hoping to find safety
with their mother who disappeared when Eridale was three, the girls follow
clues that lead them across the country, but the empire hounds their every
step.



The journey draws Eridale deeper into the conflict between the Empire and the
rebel Freedom Fighters, producing questions about Eridale’s heritage, questions
no one wants to answer.



Caught between the threads of deception, rebellion, and betrayal, Eridale
struggles to find out who she is. The answers she finds could lead the country
back to freedom or shackle them under the imperial throne forever.



This is book 1 of a 4 book series and not a stand-alone book.







Top Ten List:

1.      
I once stayed
up almost all night to sew a Halloween costume for my friend. I made the
Valkyrie costume from Thor Ragnarok from a picture, no pattern.

2.      
I read the
entire Harry Potter series in 4 days. Book seven took me less than 12 hours to
read.

3.   Even
though I’m a flight attendant, I’m terrified of heights.

4.   I
actually think Charmin toilet paper is the worst toilet paper out there.

5.   I can speak in 4
different accents and sound almost authentic. Sometimes when I am by myself, I
talk to myself in accents as I go over scenes from books I’m working on.

6.   I’m
the youngest of six, and I have 20 nieces and nephews.

7.   I
can’t fall asleep watching TV.

8.   I
hate dusting more than I hate cleaning the bathroom.

9.   My sense of smell
doesn’t work very well. I’ve only smelled 10 things in my entire life.




































10. I wish we could dress up in costumes at least once a
month. I love playing dress-up. I think that’s why I loved doing theater in
high school and college.







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Rancher in Her Bed by Joanne Rock




Title: Rancher in Her Bed
Series: Texas Cattleman's Club: Houston #4
Author: Joanne Rock

Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 1, 2019





Blurb

“Just because we leave the party
doesn’t mean the night has to end.”

Rancher Xander
Currin won’t commit to anyone after tragedy broke his heart. But when his
feisty ranch hand Frankie Walsh puts herself at risk to secure her future, his
protective instincts kick in. He offers her a ticket to the rich and connected
at the Texas Cattleman’s Club gala. But soon combustible desires consume them
both…and someone’s going to get burned.








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Excerpt

“Frankie, wait.”
Touching her had been a mistake—he knew it as soon as soon
as his fingers landed on her sleeve that he wanted to linger. To glide his hand
up her arm and around her shoulder to draw her closer. But he could hardly yank
his hand back like he’d gotten scalded without revealing just how damned much
she affected him.
So he let his fingers rest lightly where they were.
“I was hard on you tonight. Let me at least walk you to your
door so I can tell myself I made an attempt to be a gentleman.”
“You’re my boss, not a gentleman,” she argued, then frowned.
“That came out wrong. What I mean is--.”
“But as you pointed out earlier, we’re not on the clock
tonight.” His fingers grazed her bare skin on the underside of her wrist, a
surprisingly tender spot where he could feel her pulse thrum fast.
Her green eyes were wide in the glow of the dome light.
“Right.” Her voice was all rasp and no substance. She
cleared it. “Okay.”
He slid his hand away and stepped out of the truck, walking
around to her side.
He reached up to help her down, but she hopped out on her
own. Wary of his touch? Or stubbornly proud?
Maybe a little of both. She was an intriguing woman.
“Thank you.” She chewed her lower lip and peered up at him
in the moonlight. “What time will I see you tomorrow?”
His gaze zeroed in on her mouth, his own suddenly dry as
dust. 
“I’ll pick you up at seven.” He was already questioning the
wisdom of this bargain he’d made with her.
If she was affecting him this much now, what would it be
like tomorrow night when they had a whole evening together? Already, the memory
of the feel of her made his hands itch to touch her again. He hadn’t thought
this through well at all.
She nodded, her dark braid sliding down her shoulder. “And,
just so I’m clear, will we be off the clock tomorrow too?”
Was she flirting with him? Or was he reading too much into
it because he wanted her?
The tension of holding himself back was quickly knotting his
shoulders and they’d been together less than an hour.
“I’m going to let you make that call. You can tell me how
much of the evening you want to be business and how much should be…” He
couldn’t think of any way to say it that didn’t sound like a come on. “Pleasure.”
She must have heard it too, because her lips parted in soft
surprise.
“Good night, Frankie.” He was already imagining her in an
evening gown and liking what he saw.
He played a dangerous game letting his thoughts wander
there, but he’d be damned if he could stop himself.
And with a silent nod, she pivoted on her boot heel and
disappeared inside her cabin.











Author Bio


Four-time RITA
nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The author
of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently
focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by
nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her
life outlook perfectly--love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at
regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing
community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree
in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing
skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann.
When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite
sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded
sons.


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All I Know by Tamara Lush



Title: All I Know
Series: Paradise Beach #1
Author: Tamara Lush
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 12, 2019



Blurb

From the
author of Constant Craving comes a hilarious story about a woman who feels obligated
to care for everyone, a sexy Marine who wants to make his first love his
forever bride, and a fake wedding proposal that changes everything.

Kate Cooper
has come home to Paradise Beach to help her mom recover from surgery. After
all, who else is going to run the family's tiki bar? A few months on a Florida
island won't hurt, even if her memories might.

Then Damien
Hastings, her high school crush, walks into the bar one night. He's stunning.
Intense. Way more muscular than when they were in high school. And can't take
his eyes off Kate.

When Damien
finds out Kate needs health insurance, he does what any gentleman would: ask
her to marry him. He's going to Syria for a year as a military contractor, and
has loved her for years. It's the least he can do.

They didn't
return to fall in love. They didn't expect to have the best sex of their lives.
They didn't plan on a farting dog or a fake engagement.

But strange
and wonderful things happen on Paradise Beach...









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Author Bio



Tamara Lush writes steamy and emotional contemporary romance
stories set in tropical locations. Her recent book, Constant Craving, was a
2018 RWA RITA® finalist in erotic romance.  She's married to an
Italian and lives near a beach in Florida. For many years, she was an
award-winning newspaper journalist. In 2017, she was one of 24 writers chosen
by Amtrak to ride around the United States on a train and write
fiction. Tamara's a fan of vintage pulp fiction book covers, Sinatra-era
jazz, 1980s fashion, tropical chill, kombucha, gin, tonic, seashells, iPhones,
Art Deco, telenovelas, coloring books, street art, coconut anything, strong
coffee and journalism.




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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Unplanned Love by Sharon C. Cooper


Unplanned
Love
Jenkins
& Sons Construction Book 4
by
Sharon C. Cooper


Genre:
Contemporary Romance 


Fate
has a way of changing a perfect plan
.


Liam
Jenkins hasn’t given up on the idea of marriage. However, he’s
closed his heart to his impulsive, force of nature, ex-fiancĂ©e. He’s
moved on. But Charlee Fenlon is kryptonite to his common sense,
and his resolve is no match for the explosive passion that still
brews between them.



Liam,
the stable, overprotective, loving man is everything Charlee wants in
a husband. Yet, years ago she
sacrificed
his love for her career and a shot at becoming the CEO of her
father’s company. But she’s still in love with Liam
.
And when a twist of fate leads to a second chance, Charlee’s going
for broke to win him back.


**read
as a standalone!**






Award-winning
and bestselling author, Sharon C. Cooper, is a romance-a-holic -
loving anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after,
whether in books, movies, or real life. Sharon writes contemporary
romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet
picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She’s been
nominated for numerous awards and is the recipient of an Emma Award
for Romantic Suspense of the Year 2015 (Truth or Consequences), Emma
Award - Interracial Romance of the Year 2015 (All You’ll Ever
Need), and BRAB (book club) Award -Breakout Author of the Year 2014.
When Sharon is not writing or working, she’s hanging out with her
amazing husband, doing volunteer work or reading a good book (a
romance of course). To read more about Sharon and her novels,
www.sharoncooper.net






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Silent River by C.M. Weaver


Silent
River
by
C.M. Weaver

Genre:
Psychological Thriller

A
gripping psychological thriller inspired by true events.


Robert
Collins is Portland’s best investigative detective. When the
Stevens family goes missing, he goes to work. As he uncovers clues
the family may have been targeted for a professional hit by organized
crime, it gets personal.

Too
personal. Can he face down his inner demons before he loses
himself?

He
confronts the mob and police bureaucracy to find the missing family.
Jake, partner and friend, thinks he's spiraling into obsession, when
Robert's taken off the case but refuses to give up the
investigation.

Can
he get past this shameless tragedy and his own past to move on with
his life?

Silent
River
 is
a fictionalized version of a real investigation in the late 1950s in
Portland, Oregon, a time when money and power ruled the city. This
story will appeal to fans of true crime and detective fiction alike.
Readers who enjoy Ann Rule, Rex Stout, and Mary Higgins Clark will
love CM Weaver.











I live and work in the
Pacific Northwest. I’m married and take care of a challenged rescue
dog, Ariel. I love writing, but don’t write in one particular
genre. I do gravitate more to mysteries as I’m always asking “What
if?”





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Lacewood by Jessica James



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Women’s
Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Date
Published
: 6/18/2019

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Sometimes
love is just too powerful for one lifetime…

MOVING
TO A SMALL TOWN in Virginia is a big change for New York socialite Katie
McCain. But when she stumbles across an abandoned 200-year-old mansion, she’s
enthralled by the enduring beauty of the neglected estate—and captivated by the
haunting portrait of a woman in mourning.

Purchasing
the property on a whim, Katie attempts to fit in with the colorful characters
in the town of New Hope, while trying to unravel the mystery of the “widow of
Lacewood.” As she pieces together the previous owner’s heartrending story,
Katie uncovers secrets the house has held for centuries, and discovers the key
to coming to terms with her own sense of loss.

The
past and present converge when hometown hero Will Durham returns and begins his
own healing process by helping the “city girl” restore the place that holds so
many memories. As the mystic web of destiny is woven, a love story that might
have been lost forever is exposed, and a destiny that has been waiting in the
shadows for centuries is fulfilled.



Part
love story, part ghost story, Lacewood is a timeless novel about trusting in
fate, letting go of the past, and believing in things that can’t be seen.

A
powerful and poignant tale that vividly conveys the heartache of war, the
tragedy of loss, and the fulfillment of destiny…even when souls are separated
by centuries. Lacewood takes readers on a journey that connects the past with
the present—and the present with eternity.








Excerpt

Turning
in a circle, Katie studied the room again. Faded wallpaper curled and peeled
above the dusty wainscoting, but the walls themselves appeared sturdy. On the
far side of the entryway, and dominating the wall, stood a mammoth fireplace
with an ornately carved hearth. And above the mantle hung a captivating
painting of a woman in nineteenth-century dress.

“Who
is she?”

The
sheriff turned to the dusty, sun-bleached portrait in the heavy carved guilt
frame. “One of the previous owners, they say.” He shrugged. “The family history
kind of got lost with the house. Everyone around here calls her the Widow of
Lacewood.”

Katie
stood spellbound. The woman was dressed completely in black, but the
magnificence of the gown gave the impression of sophistication and class. Her
chin was slightly elevated as if to project strength, yet there was more than a
hint of sorrow and pain in her eyes.

“She
looks so sad.” Katie spoke without removing her gaze. “And so young. How could
she be a widow?”

The
sheriff had already started to walk away, but he turned back and glanced at the
painting. “Not sure, but they say she never remarried. She’s the one out in the
cemetery, too, I reckon.”

Katie’s
heart suddenly struggled to beat. The anguish in the woman’s eyes kept her
riveted. She could see the pain. Feel a heart ripped apart. Something was
missing that could never be replaced. Katie had felt such loss before. In a
way, that’s why she was here.

“You
coming?”

Katie
heard the sheriff calling from the next room, and turned to follow. With one
quick glance back, she noticed particles of dust now swirled and danced in a
shaft of light, almost like a living thing. Her breath caught in her throat as
the dust seemed to materialize into the form of a woman, her eyes dull with the
same tortured despair and disbelief as the one in the portrait.

Katie
jerked her head around for a closer look and blinked. The woman was gone.


About
the author:

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Jessica
James believes in honor, duty, and true love—and that’s what she writes about
in her award-winning novels that span the ages from the Revolutionary War to
modern day.

She
is a three-time winner of the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, and
has won more than a dozen other literary awards, including a Readers' Favorite
International Book Award and a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of
America. Her novels have been used in schools and are available in hundreds of
libraries including Harvard and the U.S. Naval Academy.



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