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Birth of a Snarky Spy
Author Spotlight / October 2, 2017

A Note from Nancy Northcott WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | FACEBOOK Today I’m celebrating the release of a new book. It’s a new series with new characters, and that’s always exciting for me. The idea for The Deathbrew Affair came to me in a way I’d never experienced with a book concept. Usually, I get a flash of a scene, of people doing something important. Then I have to figure out who they are, why this is important, and what they ultimately want. In contrast, Casey Billings, the heroine of The Deathbrew Affair and the series it launches, popped into my head and started talking to me. Kind of like Athena bursting from the head of Zeus, but, luckily for me, not breaking my skull open. We were on a plane over the Smoky Mountains, heading west to visit family in Colorado, when she started talking in my head. She told me her name, where she was from, and what she liked. Then she clammed up and vanished. I had an AlphaSmart (remember those?) with me, so I pulled it out and wrote down everything she’d said—a long paragraph—and the snarky way she’d said it. I had a chance to print…

Author Spotlight / September 18, 2017

STORM GATHERING by Rebecca Zanetti The Scorpious Syndrome #4 Even before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Greyson Storm was a lone wolf navigating minefields. As a kid, he learned to take a hit and find safety. As an adult, he joined the military and quickly learned how to protect and defend. When the world ended, he created a mercenary camp with military precision, no entanglements, and a promise to avenge a fallen friend. As part of that vow, he kidnapped Maureen Shadow, but now that he has let her go, her blue eyes and intriguing mind keep haunting him… As possibly the only Biotechnology Engineer still living, Maureen Shadow might be humanity’s one hope to survive the aftermath of Scorpius, making her frighteningly valuable to both allies and enemies. Even after sexual tension explodes between her and Greyson, she’s not sure which camp he belongs to—friend or foe? Worse yet, survival may mean thwarting his prime mission, putting her in even more peril. When danger and seduction collide, there is no safety in this new world. Romance Science Fiction | Romance Suspense [Raz Ink Llc, On Sale: September 19, 2017, e-Book, ISBN: 2940158733482 / eISBN: 9781947418011] She went from his hostage…

Spotlight on Julie Anne Long
Author Spotlight / August 29, 2017

The third book in Julie Anne Long’s critically acclaimed, Rita-nominated, Best of 2016 Hellcat Canyon series is here—and the reviews are extraordinary: from Romantic Times… A RARE Five-Star GOLD review (a book is in a class by itself): “Just when you think you can’t fall deeper in love with Hellcat Canyon, along comes Avalon and Mac. Hilarious and touching…flawlessly executed, DIRTY DANCING AT DEVIL’S LEAP is easily the most romantic read of the summer.” from Publishers Weekly… A STARRED review: “…the best of the series so far…sparkling banter, adorable children and animals, and moments of charming hilarity will gratify both new and returning readers.” from All About Romance… A rare “A” Grade and DESERT ISLE Keeper status: “I started after dinner one evening, expecting to read a few chapters before getting ready for bed. The book gods laughed at that one, y’all, because the next thing I knew it was midnight and I was nearly hugging my Kindle for love of this book.” THE STORY… She was a naive country girl. He was a billionaire’s spoiled son. He was her first crush, her first heartbreak…and now her sworn enemy. As Avalon Harwood’s fortunes soared, Maximilian “Mac” Coltrane’s plummeted, and he…

A Note from Lauren Smith
Author Spotlight / August 3, 2017

Dear Readers, If you’re like me, you’re missing the show Downton Abbey. There’s something about the Edwardian era that kept me enthralled for five straight seasons. After we said good bye to Downton and all of the characters I knew I had to write a series set in that period because I wasn’t ready to leave the early 1900s. My Sins and Scandals series which debuted August 1st, 2017 is a trilogy of Edwardian romances that will give you a proper Downton Abbey fix! An Earl by Any Other Name introduces Leo Graham, the Earl of Hampton who’s in need of a proper wealthy English bride, but instead falls for Ivy, the nouveau riche daughter of a newspaper man…and she’s half-gypsy. – Out Now! Scandal abounds as the series continues… A Gentleman Never Surrenders introduces Owen Hadley, a notorious fortune hunter who’s set his sights on an innocent young woman for his future bride…there’s just one problem. He accidentally sneaks into the wrong bedchamber and finds himself engaged to the girl’s older sister in this prickly Taming of a Shrew style story. – Coming Sept 12th! Love conquers all… A Scottish Lord for Christmas concludes the trilogy with a powerful…

Spotlight: Rebecca Zanetti
Author Spotlight / July 3, 2017

Ready for the next adventure with the Realm Enforcers? Available this week, WICKED KISS… WICKED KISS by Rebecca Zanetti Realm Enforcers #4 Working as an informant for the DEA, Victoria Monzelle is used to living on the edge. But she’s not a big fan of getting kidnapped. And definitely not by a bunch of bad boy witches with fancy-colored fire to shoot at people. So when Adam Dunne shows up and claims to be a witch enforcer, she’s not going to put her life in his hands based on his word, no matter how smooth and smart and beautifully Irish his words sound. But on the run from a tribunal of witches, she isn’t going to make it far . . . Before she knows it, Adam’s word is all that stands between her and execution. Sophisticated, just-gotta-ruffle-him Adam has vowed to make her his one eternal mate, wild and unpredictable as she is—to save her from a sentence of certain death. But Tori isn’t interested in being anyone’s pity date. And if they think she’s unpredictable now, they should see what’s coming next . . . Romance Paranormal | Romance Suspense [Lyrical Press, On Sale: July 4, 2017, Paperback…

Take a Peek at Samantha Chase’s Next Cover
Author Guest , Author Spotlight / June 28, 2017

It feels like yesterday that Samantha Chase released A SKY FULL OF STARS, but as we all know there is always another book on the horizon. Yes, we have to wait until February for her next Shaughnessy Brothers book, ONE MORE PROMISE (out February, 2018), but as a little treat, Samantha wants to share the cover with us today!   Ambitious Paige Walters is ecstatic when she’s hired to recruit musicians for a literacy campaign—it’s her chance to prove she’s got the chops to make it in the family business. She rolls up her sleeves and gets ready to make this the best campaign ever. Fallen idol Dylan Anders catches wind of the project and thinks it’d be the perfect way to redeem himself. Paige is less than thrilled that Dylan is using the cause for his personal gain—and she makes it clear. But as the campaign has them working side by side, their attraction grows. And so do their challenges… Pre-order ONE MORE PROMISE: | Kindle | | Powell’s Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Ripped Bodice | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR

Countdown to Boas & Tiaras: Get to Know Keynote Julie Ann Walker
Author Spotlight / June 8, 2017

Today’s Boas & Tiaras fun facts will help you get to know our keynote author Julie Ann Walker’s New York Times bestselling Black Knights Inc. series! You can meet the fabulous Julie and 13 more authors when you join us for tea at the Adolphus on June 10. What is Black Knights Inc.? It’s a romantic suspense series about a Chicago-based covert government defense firm—and here’s the best part—disguised as a custom motorcycle shop. Enter a crew of sexy bikers/secret agents fighting for the women they love. The heroines can be every bit as tough as the alphas they fall for, so each book is a thrill ride of romance and danger. What’s the latest title? WILD RIDE, book nine, came out in April 2017, delighting droves of fans who have been waiting for our beloved Ozzie’s story. (Who can resist a former Navy SEAL in glasses who quotes THE PRINCESS BRIDE? Swoon.) Ozzie meets his match when tasked with distracting investigative reporter Samantha Tate from uncovering the secrets of Black Knights Inc. But as Samantha charms him with her wit, Ozzie is tempted to let his guard down and reveal all his own secrets… What’s the reading order? You…

Spotlight on Emmy Curtis
Author Spotlight / May 5, 2017

I don’t know how many of you are old enough to remember Top Gun (am I aging myself here?), but if you like the idea of military heroes competing in the air, and getting frisky on the ground, my new series, Elite Ops might be right up your alley. Set in the world of Red Flag, an international military exercise where reputations, careers and billion-dollar contracts are made and lost, the first book of the series, ACES WILD, starts a wild ride of espionage, sabotage, and finding love in extraordinary circumstances. In the heat of the Nevada desert, the most elite military pilots in the world are about to engage in some friendly competition. Only this year, someone is changing all the rules… RAF pilot Dexter Stone has been through his fair share of sticky situations. After living through a crash in enemy territory where no one expected him to walk away, the Red Flag training exercises should be a piece of cake – assuming he can keep his mind on the mission and not on the smart mouth of his gorgeous American competition. As one of the few women in a sky full of hotshot flyboys, Maj. Eleanor Daniels…

Available Now – HARD-HEARTED HIGHLANDER from Julia London
Author Spotlight / May 3, 2017

      I am happy to introduce the third book in my Highland Groom series, set against the backdrop of the 18th century unification of England and Scotland.  Hard-Hearted Highlander follows Wild Wicked Scot and Sinful Scottish Laird, and is set shortly after the failed Jacobite rebellion of 1745 in the Battle of Culloden. Jacobite forces were demolished or sent fleeing into the Highlands, and the English army began to move through the Highlands and sweep out anyone who was thought to be a Jacobite or sympathetic to them. Rabbie Mackenzie, the son of a wealthy Highland laird, was a sympathizer, and his family sent him away for a couple of years until tensions eased.  Rabbie left behind his fiancée, Seona, but when he returned two years later, Seona and her entire family were gone, their home ransacked.  He can only assume the worst. Now, a few years later, the Mackenzie empire has crumbled. The clan huddles and decide their best option is to get in bed with the enemy—literally.  If Rabbie marries a prosperous Englishman’s young daughter, it will help their get their feet back on the ground. Rabbie will do what he must, but his heart is…

Author Spotlight / February 2, 2017

Hello Fresh Fiction readers! I’m so excited to be bringing you more dangerously sexy bachelors. If you love a dash of suspense mixed in with your steamy romance, then this series is perfect for you. The best thing is, the books in this series can be read in any order. So if you’re new, don’t worry! You’re fine to jump in here. Set in New York City, each book follows a member of the Cobalt & Dane private security company. In this book we see the heads of the company, Logan Dane and Addison Cobalt, go head to head. They have a tangled past, a deep friendship and a whole lot of messy, sexy feelings. “MR. DANGEROUSLY SEXY by Stefanie London is the fourth and final instalment of The Dangerous Bachelors Club series and in my opinion, the best of the bunch…a sassy, exciting, passionate story about two people who are headstrong, determined, and independent, but also afraid of opening themselves up to love and all that it entails. A thoroughly enjoyable read.” – Books Of All Kinds Excerpt Logan Dane leaned against the door frame to his partner’s office, a smirk tugging at his lips. Any chance to throw…