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What if her perfect life wasn't so perfect after all?

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"Brims with vivid imagery."�Jen Turano, bestselling author

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The marriage is fake, but the passion is real.

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A charity collection of 22, never-before-published, brand-new stories featuring and benefiting love and Happily Ever Afters across the gender and sexual identity spectrums.

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A husband-and-wife disguise�His only hope for survival.

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Who knew patrolling a National Park could be this hazardous?

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Brave heroes who rise up to take down a treacherous gang bent on robbery and destruction, to keep their homes, and the women they love safe�

Jolene Allcock

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Re: A Family Under the Christmas Tree (9:38pm October 29, 2016):

My favorite holiday food memory is my grandma's enchiladas. She would make them every Christmas Eve dinner. We had a nice fancy, family meal for Christmas day dinner, but I always loved my Grandmas Enchiladas for Christmas Eve. It was a staple as we grew. Though my grandma is now gone, my sister and I have kept the tradition and her recipe alive :)

Re: Crazy for Her (9:35pm October 29, 2016):

I had several dogs growing up, each that I loved very much. My favorite pet(though I hate to say favorite) was my little Chihuahua, Tequila. My husband got her for me as a surprise when we were dating. She was my first pet that was mine. Not my parents, but all mine. I loved her to pieces and I took her everywhere. She was a spoiled little thing. I had her for 14 years and my kids grew up with her. She was their for all of their firsts and that makes her even more special. When she passed, a piece of me broke and I miss her like crazy.

Re: Only Her (3:34pm September 29, 2016):

Can't wait to read this! Sounds amazing!! I have two dogs, a Jack Russell Shorty named Gizmo and a Boxer named Cali. We rescued her when we lived in California, naturally that name fit :)

Re: Close To You (2:05pm April 30, 2016):

My son just spat the dummy because I said no to video games this morning :)

Re: Triumph of Chaos (2:07pm March 15, 2016):

Usually mixed emotions. Sad that I am leaving the characters behind and happy with closure and being able to move on to a new series

Re: Taken by the Highlander (3:01pm December 31, 2015):

We don't do much. My Husband works so we wait till he gets home. I make it fun for my kids and we play games and I try to keep everyone awake :)

Re: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (5:30pm November 28, 2015):

My mom has a tortilla pie recipe that I always call Mom's tortilla dish. I make it a lot :)

Re: The Thorn Bearer (5:28pm November 28, 2015):

Not yard sales but I get a lot of my books at used book stores

Re: Duke of Scandal (12:26pm October 24, 2015):

Bad boys! Who doesn't want a bad boy that will change his ways to keep you? :)

Re: Illusion (12:24pm October 24, 2015):

I bought a kerosene lamp at an antique store for my mom. Brought it home so I could give it to her. Woke up in the middle of the night with such an intense smell. It was so strong it woke me. I could taste it and it was making me gag. Woke my husband up who couldn't smell a thing and I was running around freaking out and yelling thinking our house was on fire and thinking someone spilled kerosene and it was going to catch fire. It was a confusing night. I don't remember ever smelling kerosene before but I was 100 percent sure that was what woke me up and it was so strong I could taste it. I called my mom the next morning and told her to come pick her lamp up asap. I moved it to the garage till she got it.

Re: Deadlock (12:14pm October 24, 2015):

We have two dogs currently, Gizmo and Cali. A boxer and jack Russell. We lost our Chihuahua, Tequila and our guinea pig Bolt just last year

Re: Against the Tide (2:49pm May 28, 2015):

I've always wanted to see the Grand Canyon and I think that
would be a fun road trip!

Re: Love For Beginners (7:26pm June 4, 2014):

Sounds like an interesting read! I admit, I know nothing
about cars except how to check the oil :)

Re: Rules of Survival (7:25pm June 4, 2014):

Love the rules :) Thanks for the chance to win, sounds like
an amazing read!

Re: Wicked Temptation (7:23pm June 4, 2014):

Congrats on your twentieth published work! I would love to be
paid to read books :) Every book nerds dream :)

Re: My Not So Super Sweet Life (5:16pm April 26, 2014):

Books and my newest addiction is cooking. I blame it on

Re: Pretty Reckless (1:59pm March 25, 2014):

It's been awhile since I've read a book with a hot cowboy,
but the last few that I did were by Carolyn Brown and I
really enjoyed those!

Re: Bad Nights (12:36pm September 6, 2013):

You've done some amazing things for research! Can't wait to
read this, sounds like something I would love!!

Re: Against The Ropes (12:31pm September 6, 2013):

lol I love that you wrote things from your own life into the
books :) This sounds like a great read and I cannot wait to
get my hands on it!!!!

Re: Guardian (3:40pm July 9, 2013):

I love second chance stories!! Just shows that some things
really are meant to be!

Re: A Highland Werewolf Wedding (4:50pm May 9, 2013):

Wow! So many books and I'm so ashamed I have yet to read any
of them! I need to fix this asap, they all sound amazing!!!

Re: Once Tempted (5:05pm April 1, 2013):

Our trip we took to Yosemite! It was amazing and beautiful

Re: The Chieftain (10:08am February 28, 2013):

Love Highlander stories and so in love with these covers!

Re: Birthright (12:46pm January 12, 2013):

oohh, this sounds amazing! Can't wait to read it :)

Re: Kiss Of The Betrayer (12:44pm January 12, 2013):

I constantly stress my self out over the house cleaning and
many chores. My husband constantly tells me to delegate to
the kids but my ocd kicks in and I am worrying about them
not doing it the way I like it or not putting things back
where I want them to go or get this....not folding the
laundry and putting it in their dressers to my liking. OH
BOY :) My goals this year is to let the reigns go and give
myself a break by letting the kids pitch in around the
house. Less stress and cleaning for me :)

Re: For The Love Of A Goblin Warrior (8:19pm January 3, 2013):

ahhh, it stopped! I wanted to keep reading! Yes, I think
they do kiss! I cannot wait to start on this series, sounds

Re: Prince Of Power (8:16pm January 3, 2013):

I love it when an author provides a playlist! I love reading
and I love music and there are times I hear a song and it
reminds me of a book or character and any time I hear that
song, I automatically relive the book or a certain scene!
Thanks for the playlist :)

Re: Deliver Me From Temptation (5:39pm December 21, 2012):

Great excerpt!! Cannot wait to read this!

Re: A Wedding In Apple Grove (11:58pm November 16, 2012):

My husbands job transferred him from our, I guess you would say medium town, to a very small town where we lived for four years. It was really hard to adjust, mostly just for me. I told myself I hated it and had dreams of moving. He just recently was transferred again and now we live in a really big city and I surprise myself by actually missing the small town feel. It really sneaks up on you and brings you right in :)

Re: Temptation In A Kilt (1:14pm September 10, 2012):

I love my bad boys, they are a fav. to read about!

Re: In Rides Trouble (1:11pm September 10, 2012):

Can't wait to read this, sounds amazing!!!

Re: Blame It On Texas (11:26pm August 25, 2012):

I soooo loved the excerpt and can't wait to read this. LOL Strip scrabble, I'm in :)

Re: Florentine's Hero (11:24pm August 25, 2012):

ahhh, where have you been? :) You're a new to me author but one I plan on checking out real soon! This book sounds amazing and I can't wait to get started on the series

Re: Not the Marrying Kind (11:21pm August 25, 2012):

This sounds like such a great read, can't wait to get my hands on it

Re: Creating Fate (5:11pm July 23, 2012):

I don't know how people do it and I think you are incredibly strong. My husband grew up in a Navy family with his dad being gone for 8 months at a time. I've heard stories of how hard it was for his mom and the kids themselves and I honestly think I wouldn't have it in be to be that strong. My husband has been gone for one week at the most and I thought it was horrible :) I usually go on my instincts and my strongest one brought me to my husband and at just 18, the moment I saw him I knew my life had truly begun. I can't imagine what my life would be like if the things that brought us together never happened.

Re: Under Fire (4:21pm May 11, 2012):

I have to say my mom. Even when I thought I dissapointed her, she proved to me how supportive she was and how she believed in me. I try every day to make sure she is always proud of me and all my decision are colored with thoughts of her. Love her so much, I strive to be as good as mom as she was to me

Re: Kiss Of The Goblin Prince (4:15pm May 11, 2012):

I love the explanation about his wings!! Cannot wait to read this book, thanks for the chance to win it

Re: Haunting Embrace (9:33pm October 22, 2011):

Who doesn't love a dark and tortured hero?? I love them because it makes them vulnerable and I love rooting for them as they overcome their own personal obstacles. I recently found myself in love with time travel romances and I love that aspect of the book. Seeing two characters bridge the gap of time to come together *swoon*

Re: Unleashed (11:17am October 10, 2011):

I'd have to go with a wolf...Who wouldn't want to be top dog LOL To me, Wolfs are the top of the shape shifting world for me, tough, hot, large and in charge and that is where I want to be :)

Re: The Legend Of Michael (7:34pm May 2, 2011):

Yummm, sounds like a great read :) My perfect hero would have a few tat's of course. I'm a sucker for tat's, motorcycles and a bit of a bad boy persona who doesn't answer to no one until in walks the heroine and throws him through a loop. Can't wait to read this, congrats on the new release

Re: Bastian (2:12pm May 1, 2011):

Yes, I think Friendship can lead to love and it's one of my favorite things to read about. My first love was my best friend. I knew he had feelings for me for a long time but pushed it away because I cherished our friendship. That all changed on one drunken nights kiss. It was an amazing relationship while it lasted, but sad to say he broke my heart twice and I also lost my best friend. At the time I regretted that kiss after we broke up because I missed my friend, now I feel that things worked out the way they were supposed to. Though my friendship to love didn't work out, doesn't mean I don't love to read about them and I love when they do work out.

Re: Total Abandon (6:36pm April 30, 2011):

I love e-books and I love all the indie authors I have discovered and there little gems of books. They're great books, but I still find myself at book stores looking for paperbacks. It's my first love :) Your a new to me author and I would love to get my hands on one of your books :)

Re: Play Me (12:16pm March 29, 2011):

I love my love scenes to be hot and steamy, the hotter the better. I'm really not turned off by anything and the more bedroom scenes the better. Most of the time we get one good hot sex scene when the characters come together and the rest are somewhat skipped over. That bugs me a little and usually I would like more. What bugs me even more are the story that lacks the love scene or skips over it. There are a few authors that go real mild in that department and I feel that if I am invested in these characters I want to be there when they make that important step and I feel it's important to the story. I love dirty talk too, bring it on :)

Re: A Lot Like Love (8:40pm March 24, 2011):

Hmmm, I kind of like both and think it depends on the story itself and the characters. I've come across both and have loved them equally. The slow burn is more romantic and holds my attention as I watch two characters who realize they have feelings for eachother or who are fighting the attraction and once they give in I can breathe easier. The instant attraction is nice too because sometimes the sexual chemistry is explosive. I'm good for both :)
I love to read in silence when the kids are in bed, though drinking a glass of wine sounds nice and your making my mouth water, but as of late my allergy has been out of control and I can no longer drink it.

Re: Laird of Darkness (4:34pm March 23, 2011):

I LOVE unconventional, it's what draws me to a story. I could close my eyes and pick out a number of historicals and most of them would be a virgin heroine. Not all, but most. You throw something new into the mix and it's intriguing becuse I don't know what to epect from the character. That's what I like, I like surprise and I like strong heroines. You give me those and I am hooked!

Re: Emily And Einstein (3:57pm March 23, 2011):


Re: His, Unexpectedly (2:28pm February 25, 2011):

How exciting, your a new author for me and I can't wait to check out your work. It's always really important for me to connect with the characters, if I don't I don't feel like I am going on the journey with them. Your character's name is Jenna and that is my daughter's name, I have yet to read a book with Jenna as a main character. Mostly, I've come across it as a secondary, so that would be fun for me to read. I love road trips and mostly I've seen them be explored in movies and only a handful of books. I would love to read this. Road trips have always been big with our family and we grew up taking them just about every other weekend to visit family. Thinking back now, I don't know how my mom did it with us and so often. We live three states away from family and only get home to visit every summer and road tripping with the kids is exhausting, fun but exhausting LOL

Re: Everyone Loves A Hero (11:10am February 7, 2011):

ahhhh, it cut the rest of it off!!

meant to be together and we were meant to have this baby. Having Jason give me all his support and love helped me to realize how much I already loved this baby. It was ours, a product of "us" I quit thinking of myself and what everyone would think and started thinking of this baby. When I finally quit thinking of myself, is the moment I grew up. I knew it would be hard, I was young, inexperienced and didn't know what I was doing. But, I also knew I had Jason and his faith in me. When I think back now to those few days when I almost made the biggest mistake of my life, it sickens me that I was thinking so selfishly. My little man is almost 10 now, and I am thankful every day that I have him in my life. He taught me how to be a mom, he helped me grow up and he created this family I love so much. He now has a younger brother and sister and there are days where I swear I am still learning how to be a mom :) but when I look at my oldest and I think of how much this family means to me and realize that if I never had him, this family I love so much would never be. It breaks my heart. Yes, Jason was right. We were meant to meet, fall in love and create this life and I am so happy that in those few moments, I made the right decesion

Re: Everyone Loves A Hero (10:53am February 7, 2011):

Hi Marie, I can't wait to get ahold of your books!! They all sound amazing. I just downloaded At First Flight to my kindle and am super excited to finally have one of your books. I would say that yes, I did have my moment when I was 19. I met my husband a few months before graduating highschool. We had a whirlwind romance and was engaged one month after meeting. We just knew. We fought my family and friends for respect and understanding, but never asked for permission. Where once, everyone thought we would fail, we have thrived and have earned that respect. We have been together for 10 years and have an amazing relationship. We've grown and we've hit rough patches. We met in April, were engaged by the end of May and I found out I was pregnant towards the end of August. It was scary. I just turned 19, right out of highschool and just moved out from my mom's. I was planning on going to college at some point, but I was enjoying my fiance and enjoying being on my own. All of a sudden I find out I am going to be a mom. It was an intense moment for me. My first thoughts were to get an abortion. I wasn't ready for this. I already dissapointed my entire family be getting engaged, I couldn't imagine the reaction I would get when I told them I was expecting. They already had doubts about me and my fiance actually being able to make this work, thinking it was just lust. I was determined not to tell my family and end it and even went so far as to make an appointment. When I first went in and had my exam and heard the heartbeat for the first time, things became real. I couldn't believe that I was carrying a life. I was almost three months along so I had a few weeks to decide. Thinking about this baby in my stomach made me realize I was carrying Jason's baby, the man I love. This was a product of our love. Jason and I sat down and he amazed me by being so happy that this was happening to us. He told me that this was all meant to be, we were mea

Re: Wild Man Creek (7:17pm January 29, 2011):

Virgin River sounds like an amazing place to be! If I wasn't married, I'd be moving my butt their in a hurry LOL

Re: The Werewolf Upstairs (6:46pm January 29, 2011):

I read a lot when I was younger, it was always an escape for me. I settle down and started my family when I was 19. About two years ago things started to get hectic. We made a move from Washington to California, I was away from all my family and friends, with my husbands promotion came longer working hours. I felt like a single mom of three and I was feeling stressed out and depressed. I didn't know who I was outside of mom and honey. Going to the store and deciding to pick up a book was a big step for me. The first book I had read in almost 8 years (well, the first one that wasn't a childrens book) brought me back to why I loved reading in the first place and gave me something that was mine and mine alone. Reading, movies, entertainment, let's us leave reality behind, if just for a little bit. Getting lost in a new world, laughing and crying can change my whole mood and help me get through the day. That's why I love my books :)

Re: Eternal Prey (8:51pm January 26, 2011):

I loved Jim Heron from J.R. Wards The Fallen Angel series. He is the kind of Hero I like to read about. A bad boy who has had a tough past and is stuggling to get past it. Has erected emotion walls and is far from perfect. Has a bit of a wild side and once the story get's going we are able to see some of the walls drop and see he also has a good side and is s decent person full of compassion. It has me rooting for the hero by the end of the book and Jim had all that in spades for me

Re: At Hidden Falls (12:50pm January 25, 2011):

I discovered books during the summers my sister and I spent with our dad. Summers were boring at his house in Woodinville, he worked and we didn't get along with our stepmom. We were only there in the summers and some holidays, so we didn't have any friends. We started taking trips to the library and would spend most of the day there. I love anything by Dean Koontz and Sweet Valley High. By the time I hit Highschool I loved V.C. Andrews, Dean Koontz and stephen King. I had also discovered romance and had picked up and loved The Thorn Birds and Bridges of Madison County. I read for classes in school but had an active social life with my mom, that I didn't devour books unless we visited my dad. I got married and started my family right after graduation H.S. and didn't pick up a book again (unless it was a kids book) for almost 7 years later. I was busy being a mom of three and felt like I lost pieces of myself along the way. Didn't know who I was outside of Mom and Honey. Remembering those summers I spent inside a book was a big deal for me. I went out and started buying books and discovered how much fun I was having taking my free time to get lost in a book and finally finding something that was mine and mine alone :)

Re: Deadly Heat (10:18am January 22, 2011):

I love books with a dark edge and lots of struggle with things to overcome and lines that need to be crossed. It grabs my attention and doesn't let me go

Re: Grave Witch (7:24pm October 16, 2010):

Death a romantick interest?? You have me intrigued. This book sounds really good and I think I need to add it to my must read asap list.

Re: Backstage Pass (9:45am October 13, 2010):

I've been hearing about this book over several blog over the last few days and am dying to read it. It sounds amazing!! Your a new author for me, but am so glad I've heard so much about you and I can't wait to get a hold of this book!1

Re: Building Magic (8:37pm October 5, 2010):

Ok, you have me hooked!! Your books sound amazing, your a new author for me, and one I will def. look into

Re: The Spy Who Saved Christmas (8:35pm October 5, 2010):

I've never read any of your books before, but they sound amazing

Re: Runes (8:32pm October 5, 2010):

This story sounds amazing and is now a must read for me :)

Re: When Wicked Craves (3:44pm September 29, 2010):

Can't wait for When Pleasure Rules!! Ok, so we live a few houses down from the culdesac and on a giant hill. Actually I swear this whole town is built on a hill, or should I say Ant hill. I've never seen so many ants in my life. I horror story with ants, hmmmmm

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