A Year of Guest Authors! (plus a multi-author book giveaway)

We’re reaching a real milestone today on Writing in the Modern Age.  It’s been a year since I’ve invited guest authors to appear on the blog.  A year of guest authors!

Since then, we have seen authors from many walks of life and from every genre.  From the first guest article, “Practical Advice for Beginning Fiction Writers” by Stefan Vucak, to the most recent interview with Doc Krinberg, it has been very interesting to watch the blog grow. 

First of all, I want to thank all of the guest authors who appeared on the blog this year (well, last year and this year…LOL).  It’s been a real treat to have you all visit.  I have enjoyed getting to know you and seeing samples of your work.  A lot of you have offered really good advice, advice I hope aspiring writers use in their journeys.  That, after all, was the real aim of Writing in the Modern Age – to not only show what the writing journey is like these days, but to help writers at any stage in their careers.  With our guest articles, writing tips in interviews, even comments given about the steps they took to be successful, I think there is a lot to offer for anyone browsing through the blog.  And with the launch of poetry spotlights, we suddenly got a flash into the minds of poets from time to time.  Take a moment to browse through our interviews, guest articles and poetry.  You won’t be sorry and you may find a new favorite author.  I am proud to call these Writing in the Modern Age authors, or #WritModAge as our hashtag says on Twitter.

It has been a really exciting ride.  And the success of the Writing in the Modern Age blog would be nothing without its readers.  Whether they came as loyal followers or to simply check it out from a social networking link, we have had over 36,000 page views, and numerous followers by Google and by email.  I am still surprised by the comments on the blog posts.  Sometimes they are directly on the blog, thanking the author for their insights, or just a comment on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.  Either way, I feel blessed by the wonderful participation from our readers.  So, thank you all for making this a great year of having guest authors on the blog!

As a thank you, we’ve all put together a big multi-author book giveaway.  We have 38 participating authors and 54 books to give away.  We have something for everyone, encompassing many different genres such as science fiction, mysteries, thrillers, paranormal/urban fantasy, romance, non-fiction, women's fiction, fantasy, new adult, erotica, literary fiction, drama, and young adult or children's books.  Below you will see each book listed under the author as well as a blurb and buy link for more information.  Also included are the genre, format and number of copies available.  To make this giveaway more interesting, we’re ONLY picking winners based on their comments on this post.  

If you’d like to be considered in the giveaway and get the chance to win a book or books, please comment below.  Instead of telling us which book you want, please give us a range of different of genres you’re willing to accept.  The same goes for a genre you absolutely don't want to read.  Please say so.  We want this giveaway to be as fair and random as possible, but if you don’t give us a range of genres you like or are willing to read, then some of those books won’t be given out and that would be a real shame for the authors involved.  These talented writers have given us their time and copies of their books.  And please don’t be shy.  If you like erotica, just say so.  If you’d like to remain anonymous in that case, just leave your first name and your email in the comments and we will contact you with further details.  Oh, that reminds me.  Although the blog does allow anonymous comments, please do give us contact details.  It is a lot of work to hunt down winners on various social networks.  And we want to locate the right person.  At least give your email so that we can find you to send your book along.

Our participating authors for the giveaway are Stefan Vucak, D.J. Swykert, Sarah Baethge, Rebecca L. Frencl, Kathryn Elizabeth Jones, Jessica Tornese, Robert Fanshaw, Paula Hrbacek, Susan Mac Nicol, Elaine C. Pereira, Lois W. Stern, Linda Lee Williams, Rita Plush, Shannon MacLeod, Renee Novelle, Maxine Flam, Mark Conte, Caryl McAdoo, Margo Bond Collins, S.C. Rhyne, Jean Erhardt, Belinda Y. Hughes, Liza O’Connor, L E Barrett, KC Sprayberry, Nancy Wood, L. Anne Carrington, Kristal McKerrington, Ann Morris, Annie Edmonds, KateMarie Collins, Doug Bolton, Laura Graham, Nina Soden, Penny Estelle, T.J. Banks, Adra Young and LaRae Parry.  As you can see, I have included links here to their interviews or articles relevant to the blog.  Also, if you are an author who hasn’t appeared yet on the blog and you are interested, please contact me (the details are at the bottom of the blog).  Even if you have appeared before and want to do a guest article, we’d be happy to have you back.  We still have availability in April for guest spots.  Back to the giveaway for now.
So, readers, let’s make this anniversary of Writing in the Modern Age great.  Get your comments posted and we’ll do a random drawing for winners next week.  You have the chance to win a book or, in some cases, lots of books!  As always, happy reading and thanks for being a part of this milestone on Writing in the Modern Age!  

Authors and Books

Stefan Vucak

In the Shadow of Death (Shadow Gods Saga, Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Death-Gods-Saga-ebook/dp/B00BRY8186/ref=la_B005CDD1RY_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395774580&sr=1-10A backwater system in the Deklan Oligarchy, the Four Suns hides a sinister plot to destabilize the Serrll Combine government. An Envoy is sent to uncover the scheme before the Serrll explodes into factional warfare. Having ‘volunteered’ as a military aide to the Envoy, Second Scout Terrllss-rr uncovers a link between slavery and local government’s plans to cede the Four Suns. That knowledge marks him for death. Fleeing, his survival blister crashes on Anar’on, the fabled world of the Wanderer nomads. Terr is found in the deep desert, lost, without memory, without a past. To restore himself, Terr undergoes training in the Discipline. Facing the god of Death, he receives more than he bargained for.

Genre:  Science Fiction
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  1

Cry of Eagles

Iran’s nuclear capability represents a clear national threat to Israel. Although concerned, the United States and Europe are reluctant to increase sanctions. Frustrated that nothing is being done, Mossad decides to force the United States into action. A black ops team sabotages a refinery complex in Galveston and plants evidence that incriminates Iran, confident that an enraged America will retaliate. Congress and the public urge the U.S. president to bomb Iran, but the administration lacks direct evidence. With carriers positioned in the Gulf ready to strike, the world waits to see if the Middle East will explode into open conflict. With tension mounting, the FBI uncovers a shocking truth.

Genre:  Political Drama/Thriller
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  1
D. J. Swykert
Alpha Wolves

http://www.amazon.com/Alpha-Wolves-DJ-Swykert-ebook/dp/B00HFG9FWG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395777128&sr=8-1&keywords=alpha+wolves+dj+swykertMaggie Harrington is deeply in love with Jeremy Paull and they become engaged. Maggie feels as if she has found her prince. Strong and protective Jeremy loves her to his core. It appears they are a perfect match and a long and loving marriage lies
straight ahead. 

Just before the wedding Maggie's past comes back to haunt her in the form of Tommie Stetter. Maggie and Tommie shared a powerful love until he abruptly left her after their adventure in the wilderness trying to save a pack of young wolves from a bounty hunter. Maggie can't help herself when love comes around again with Tommie. 

Her love for both men complicates the simple life she desired at Central Mine on Michigan's wild Keweenaw peninsula of the early twentieth century.

Genre:  Historical Romance
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  2

Sarah Baethge

Radiant Shadows

Say there is an official organization to control how vampires and humans interact.
What would happen to violators of its 'laws'?
How would the breaking of its rules be fixed?
What could even be the motivation for members of this alliance?

Genre:  Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  no limit

Rebecca L. Frencl

Ascent of the Fallen

http://www.amazon.com/Ascent-Fallen-Rebecca-L-Frencl-ebook/dp/B00IOTWMV4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395777049&sr=1-1&keywords=Ascent+of+the+fallenFree will is ever our blessing and our curse . . .

Rue has stood over human souls in judgment as a guard at Hell’s Gate for millennia. He has seen the worst humanity has to offer. In response to his harshness, Heaven’s Princes have sentenced him to life among humanity until he regains his compassion. He finds not only compassion, but love. Now he must choose: his newfound life with humans or return and share his compassion with his brother judges.

He has been dropped feet first into a game between the powers of hell and the might of heaven. He’s a pawn who must choose—temptation or righteousness, mortal love or immortal indulgence? A war is about to begin with earth as the battle ground and the souls of humanity as the counters. Rue is the first of heaven’s chosen soldiers, if only he chooses the right path. 

Genre:  Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Kathryn Elizabeth Jones
Marketing Your Book on a Budget 

http://www.amazon.com/Marketing-Budget-Kathryn-Elizabeth-Jones-ebook/dp/B0094XV6MA/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395777014&sr=1-3&keywords=Kathryn+Elizabeth+jonesHow does an author best get book reviews? What of interviews, blogs and social media? How can a new author expect to be seen while crowding the lane with other authors of his/her genre?

Marketing Your Book on a Budget is tiny for a reason; any author can afford it. But be prepared for the endless information enclosed. You'll never wonder again about the best ways to speak up about your book, get free advertising, or learn why postcards can help you get the word out faster and easier than any other way.

It's easy to say you're going to market your book, far more difficult to actually do it, but this handy guide will help you every step of the way, even while your heart is pumping wildly the first time you have to speak about your book to someone else.

Genre:  Non-fiction, Writer's Reference
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  2

Jessica Tornese
Linked Through Time

http://www.amazon.com/Linked-Through-Time-Jessica-Tornese-ebook/dp/B007V2SH9Q/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395776906&sr=1-3&keywords=Jessica+TorneseFifteen year old Kate Christenson is pretty sure she’s about to experience the worst possible summer at her grandparent’s farm in rural Baudette, Minnesota. Without cable, cell phones, or computers, Kate is headed for total isolation and six tedious weeks of boredom. Until the storm.

A freak lightning accident has Kate waking up in 1960. But she is not herself. She is the aunt she never met, but has eerily resembled her entire life. Thrust into living a dirt poor, rural farm life, Kate struggles to make sense of her situation- a boyfriend with a dark side, a “townie” who steals her heart, and the knowledge that 1960 is the very summer her aunt drowns in the local river. 

Even with every precaution, Kate cannot stop fate, and an unexpected twist adds to her dilemma. To her horror, Kate finds out firsthand her aunt’s death was not an accident or a suicide, but something much, much worse. 
Genre:  Time Travel Romance 
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  1

Robert Fanshaw

Shameless Ambition 

http://www.amazon.com/Shameless-Ambition-Robert-Fanshaw-ebook/dp/B00CL9G746/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1395777276&sr=8-3&keywords=robert+fanshawOn a management development course Caroline is tempted into indiscretions with some of her colleagues, a fact that is noticed by course leader and former chief executive Melody.

Melody sees in Caroline aspects of her younger self and a barely suppressed exhibitionism. She draws Caroline into a plot to put pressure on Von Wolfswinkle, the German delegate to the European Central Bank. His opposition to Eurobonds is causing hardship across southern Europe, and Caroline is inveigled into a peculiar relationship with Von Wolfswinkle based on his voyeurism and her exhibitionism. Melody wants Caroline to influence the banker’s recommendations to the forthcoming European economic summit.

As Caroline is drawn into a seedy world of private parties for bankers and politicians, she soon realises she has damaged her reputation and her marriage. How will she ever be able to face her colleagues and her husband again?
Genre:  Romantic Comedy
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Paula Hrbacek

On Higher Ground  

http://www.amazon.com/Higher-Ground-Paula-Hrbacek-ebook/dp/B00F2RSBQG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395777741&sr=1-1&keywords=paula+hrbacekMelanie Worlds has run out of luck; no job, no friends, no future.  Desperately wanting to replace the middleclass life she once knew up on “the Hill”, her faith is being tested to the limits.  JT, her newest friend, is up to something, but Melanie isn’t sure what it is.  And then Brad, her high school crush, comes back to town.  She can’t let him know how bad it is, or he’ll lose all respect for her.  And, to make matters worse, someone is trying to break into her apartment.  

None of her prayers are getting answered, and she feels all alone.  But she’s not.  Two guardian angels have been assigned to help these three humans.  The angels know God’s plan, and it’s going to take everything they’ve got to pull it off.  To battle temptation, the angels will need to instill courage; courage to dare, courage to dream, and most of all, courage to love one another.

People who have read the manuscript have this to say:

“A stunning story of angels, wonder and redemption. Prepare to be amazed.” - Duffy Brown, author of “Iced Chiffon” and “Killer in Crinolines”

“This is a novel with a lot of heart and soul.  But it's also a very grounded one, thanks to the vivid, sometimes gritty details that Paula Hrbacek weaves into the narrative.  So many spiritual novels aren't, and the characters end up being mouthpieces for the author's beliefs. That doesn’t happen with “On Higher Ground”. Hrbacek gets her message across without ever losing sight of the story itself or making her characters into cardboard cut-outs. The main characters -- Melanie, J. T., and Brad -- are fully fleshed out.  We see them -- faulty lines, good intentions, and all -- and we care about what happens to them.” - T. J. Banks, author of “Sketch People:  Stories Along the Way”. 

Genre:  Christian Romance Format:  ebook

# of copies available:   1

Susan Mac Nicol
Cassandra by Starlight (Starlight Series, Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Starlight-Susan-Mac-Nicol-ebook/dp/B008XCJ6JI/ref=la_B008YE9GGI_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395777791&sr=1-8A London woman is swept off her feet into the glamorous yet surprisingly dangerous world of an up-and-coming star of stage and screen.


Unconventional though she may be, Cassandra Wallace leads the life of an average Londoner, from blind dates to rush hour traffic. Then, along comes Bennett Saville. Charming, erudite, the up-and-coming actor is like the hero of a romantic movie. He sets Cassie afire like he has the stage and screen, and defies the tragedy that brought them together. From the tips of his Armani loafers to their scorching hot first kiss, he’s perfect. Only, he’s ten years younger and from the upper class, and those emerald eyes invite dangerous secrets. The world is full of hungry leading ladies, and every show must have its villain. Yet a true romance will always find its happy ending.
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   2

Together in Starlight (Starlight Series, Book 2)


Bennett Saville is sexy. At the peak of his career, the English star of stage and screen is everything a woman might desire, as fiancĂ©e Cassandra Wallace well knows. Together they’ve seen the world, from L.A. to Shangri La, yet shadows persist even in the spotlight. At home they face lust, greed, and ghosts from their pasts—and that’s off stage. There is also “The Val”. The aged London theatre holds a mystery four centuries old, cast in starlight and waiting to be revealed. Intensely personal, impossibly passionate, the play must go on…and Cassie and Bennett must face it together.

Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   2

Elaine C. Pereira

I Will Never Forget:  A Daughter's Story of Her Mother's Arduous and Humorous Journey through Dementia

http://www.amazon.com/Will-Never-Forget-Daughters-Humorous/dp/1938908589/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1395778717&sr=1-1It is painfully difficult to watch a loved one decline as dementia ravages their mind, destroying memories, rational thinking, and judgment. In her touching memoir, I Will Never Forget, Elaine Pereira shares the heartbreaking and humorous story of her mother's incredible journey through dementia. Pereira begins with entertaining glimpses into her own childhood and feisty teenage years, demonstrating her mother's strength of character. Years later, as Betty Ward started to exhibit bizarre behaviors and paranoia, Pereira was mystified by her mom's amazing ability to mask the truth. Not until a revealing incident over an innocuous drapery rod did Pereira recognize the extent of her mother's Alzheimer's. As their roles shifted and a new paradigm emerged, Pereira transformed into a caregiver blindly navigating dementia's unpredictable haze. But before Betty's passing, she orchestrated a stunning rally to control her own destiny via a masterful, Houdini-like escape. I Will Never Forget is a powerful heartwarming story that helps others know that they are not alone in their journey. 
"Poignant, shocking, and honest . . . far more than just words on paper. If you or someone you know is living through the hell of dementia, you need this book" -Ionia Martin, developer of Readful Things Reviews and Alzheimer's caregiver

Genre:  Memoir
Format:  ebook and paperback
# of copies available: ebook - 5, paperback - 5

Lois W. Stern

Tales2Inspire:  The Emerald Collection:  Beyond Coincidence

http://www.amazon.com/Tales2Inspire-Emerald-Collection-Beyond-Coincidence-ebook/dp/B00FW9PFUY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395779086&sr=1-1&keywords=lois+w.+sternDid you ever experience something that you felt couldn't have happened simply by coincidence - that perhaps an unknown force entered your life to take charge? These are the true 'Beyond Coincidence' inspiring stories written by everyday people just like you. Here you will read Heidi DuPree's story of the lost dog who landed in her Garden of Miracles at the very same moment her husband had met up with its distraught owner, frantically searching for her beloved Aussie, many miles from home. Here you will read Tina Chippas' remarkable story, A Profile of Courage, of how, through meeting a stranger in a German cemetery, she uncovered the history of her heroic grandfather, who saved the lives of thousands of people while sacrificing his own. 

This collection of inspiring stories will warm your heart, uplift your spirits, and sometimes leave you gasping the single word, "unbelievable".
Genre:  Self-Help, Inspirational
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   2

Tales2Inspire:  The Topaz Collection:  Awakenings and Aha Moments
http://www.amazon.com/Tales2Inspire-Topaz-Collection-Awakenings-Moments-ebook/dp/B00GNL1W5C/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395779086&sr=1-3&keywords=lois+w.+sternDid you ever have an experience and know at once that the memories of that moment would last you a lifetime? These are the aha moments we repeatedly replay in our heads, such as the moment in Charlotte Snead's story, Becoming Grandmother when her newly adopted grandson realized that she was his grandmother, rather than a part-time caretaker. Or perhaps you gathered your most precious memories from a cluster of experiences spread over an extended period in time, such as Melanie Sue Bowles' story, A Horse Named Cody, where she slowly masters the technique of communicating with her recalcitrant horse. The Awakenings stories found within the pages of this book fall into one of the above two categories. They will warm your heart as they inspire you - perhaps  even to live your own life more fully. Don't be surprised if you begin to view the world and your place in it slightly differently after savoring the Tales2Inspire ~ Topaz Collection of inspiring stories of Awakenings & Aha Moments.

Genre:  Self-Help, Inspirational
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   2

Linda Lee Williams

Old Town Nights (Blood & Company Series, Book 1)

Addicted to love…

When Abby Lawrence shows a house to Ambrose Slater, she’s unable to resist the handsome, sensitive, hybrid-vampire, who is a powerful mortal.  As she witnesses the deterioration of his brother’s marriage to a regular woman, Abby must decide if she can embrace the vampire lifestyle or give up the only man she’s ever loved.  And Ambrose must choose whether to risk losing Abby’s love or setting her free, even if it kills him…

Old Town Nights is a story of two species of human beings that need one another in a special, intimate way.  Added to the mix are the quirks of their colorful families, the rigors of operating a bakery, and the challenges of fitting into today’s ever-changing world.

Genre:  Paranormal Romance   
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   2

Rita Plush

Lily Steps Out

http://www.amazon.com/Lily-Steps-Out-Rita-Plush-ebook/dp/B0084X7Y7W/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395780103&sr=1-3&keywords=Rita+PlushLily Steps Out is a middle-age coming-of-age, the story of a suburban housewife who is sick of making beds and fixing breakfast and decides to step out of the comfortable domestic life she knows into the business world, much to the mocking disbelief of her loving husband, Leon, now retired, and their grown son, both perfectly content with The Way Things Are. 

Not only does Lily love her work in an antique store, but when she decides to branch out further and turn an old frame house into an antique center—she’ll sublet the rooms to different vendors to cut down on her costs—a good business strategy, she thinks, especially since she never thought she had a head for business. But when she tells Leon her game plan, not only does he pooh-pooh the idea, but by the time she gets to their joint savings account to withdraw the lease money, Leon has cleaned it out. “This is trust?” she asks herself. “This is marriage?  No!  This is war!”  

With a little help from her friends, Lily steps out of the tired old habit of always letting Leon have his way. And, while she’s at it, she breaks the mold of Lily Gold. This time she turns the status quo into quid pro quo and gives Leon a run for the money. Lily’s journey is the journey of every woman who wants love, respect and personal fulfillment.
Genre:  Women's Fiction
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   2

Shannon MacLeod

The Celtic Knot:  Suit of Cups (Arcana Love Volume 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Knot-Arcana-Love-ebook/dp/B00IGFX5BW/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395780227&sr=1-3&keywords=shannon+macleodSometimes, love lasts lifetimes.

Lily has her whole life planned out; she'll live if not happily, then at least ever after. Working as an insurance agent with her college sweetheart and longtime boyfriend, Lucas, she’ll eventually marry him and together they’ll take over the family agency. Then she and Lucas will start raising little insurance agents of their own. But something is missing…

At her best friend’s urging, she decides to do one last wild thing before committing her life to a future of policy endorsements–she takes a part time job reading tarot cards at a local Renaissance Faire theme park. Lucas is completely unimpressed and disdainful of her fascination with the mystical, but has no doubt she’ll settle down once they’re married. Enter Ian Kelly, mural painter, actor and…witch. He and Lily have a chance meeting at the park, and the attraction is immediate. They have a history…a lot of history. Several lifetimes of it, in fact, and their business together is unfinished.

All three have secrets, one of them deadly. Add in heaping helpings of magic, mayhem, Cuban sandwiches, one large Irish family and one very demanding feline for a story of love so strong, it’ll take more than one century to contain it.
Content warning: Irish shenanigans, Southern charm, fancy sword work and bribery by tuna.

Genre:  Fantasy Romance
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Rogue on the Rollaway 

http://www.amazon.com/Rogue-Rollaway-Seven-Sons-Fallen-ebook/dp/B00IGFX5BM/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395780227&sr=1-4&keywords=shannon+macleodHell hath no fury like a faery scorned...

A man out of time:
Enchanted by a jealous faery, 13th century warrior turned druid Faolan MacIntyre has his work cut out for him. In order to break his curse, he must entice a woman to fall in love with him. His love comes at the highest possible cost, however…for the woman.

A woman alone:
Rebuilding her life after an ugly divorce, merchandising director Colleen O’Brien lives vicariously through movies and romance novels. When the sexy bespelled Scot crash lands in her living room unannounced, her resolve to never love again is sorely tested. After admitting her love, Colleen finds herself in 14th century Ireland. Now she’s scared and alone, until Faolan finds her and they are both pursued by their jealous enemy.

Thrown together by destiny but held together by love, Faolan and Colleen must work together if they are to survive. But for two headstrong people–a man accustomed to giving orders and a woman who refuses to take them–it’s much easier said than done.

CONTENT WARNING: Faery magic gone awry, a plucky Irish heroine and a hot Highlands badass clad in a very small towel.


Genre:  Time Travel Romance
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

The Gypsy Ribbon:  Suit of Wands (Arcana Love Volume 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Ribbon-Arcana-Love-ebook/dp/B00IGFX5G2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395780227&sr=1-1&keywords=shannon+macleodRock Hard, Play Hard...Love Harder

Internationally known wild child James Kelly is a filthy rich rock star, devilishly handsome, with silicone beauties aplenty to grace both his arm and his bed. He has it all. Or does he? What he wants most is a real woman to tell him no once in a while…and thanks to his inherited precognition, he knows her when he meets her. But the vision of his future is shrouded in darkness and shadows.

Tarot reader Lisbeth Vargo works at the local renaissance faire. She’s still stinging from her last bad relationship when her best friend marries James Kelly’s brother. After being paired up in the wedding party, sparks fly between Lisbeth and James. Even her tarot cards tell her he’s the one, but is the interest of a “bad boy” something she can take seriously?

Sometimes falling in love takes a leap of faith. Occasionally it needs a push off the cliff. James is more than happy to give Lisbeth that needed shove, but will his love save her…or get her killed?

CONTENT WARNING: Irish mischief, smokin’ sex, creative uses for ice cream and bad gypsy accents.

Genre:  Fantasy Romance
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  1
Renee Novelle

The Boyfriend List

http://www.amazon.com/Boyfriend-List-Book-ebook/dp/B00I8N3NO6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395783405&sr=1-1&keywords=renee+novelleThe Boyfriend List follows twenty-year-old Reagan in her quest for the perfect relationship after a somewhat tragic spring break breakup leaves her disillusioned about love... again.

Reagan had always prided herself on making levelheaded, practical, analytical decisions about everything. Everything, that is, except where guys are concerned. Which was proven to her, once again, when her “boyfriend” opts to take another girl on their oh-so-romantic trip to his lake house. In order to prevent future heartbreak, she creates a checklist of all the qualities she wants in a man, and vows not to give her heart away again until she can determine if they fit every last criteria.

After scouring campus with her two best friends in her tricky journey, her detective work returns a pile of unworthy rejects, and it seems as though her choices are narrowed down to only two options: the hot stranger who’s inspired her new project, and her best guy friend Ian, who she’s always kept at bay due to his perceived playboy reputation.

Reagan gets more than she bargained for with her new set of rules, however, and is surprised to find that love, and the perfect boyfriend, may have been within reach the entire time. But will Ian’s reputation ruin his chances to prove his worth? And can Reagan let go of her insecurities long enough to even give him a chance?

The Boyfriend List is a light, New Adult romance about friendship, trust, and learning to let go in order to embrace what real love can offer.
Genre:  New Adult Romance
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Maxine Flam

The Unglorious War
http://www.amazon.com/Unglorious-War-Maxine-Flam-ebook/dp/B00980YAK4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395783607&sr=1-1&keywords=maxine+flamUnglorious War is a love story that takes place during the Vietnam War between a wounded ex-POW Special Forces Officer and the Navy Nurse who rehabilitates him. Share their passion, share their love, share their faith journey as they question their choice to be career military personnel during a difficult time in American history.
Genre:  Historical Romance
Format:  ebook, paperback
# of copies available: ebook- no limit,paperback- 5

Mark Conte

The Ghost
http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Mark-Conte/dp/1625260377/ref=la_B003U4ULJ8_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395783952&sr=1-1A decaying body of an eight-year-old girl is found near a sand dune on the Navarre-Pensacola Beach road. The law enforcement officers soon discover she was actually the second victim and the terror begins in Northwest Florida as children are being kidnapped and killed almost as soon as the bodies of the previous victims are being taken away. The killer does not leave fingerprints, or shoe prints, or bits of fabric. Although every precaution is taken by parents and school officials, the killings continue. There is fear in the streets, in the schools, in the playgrounds and in every home. The Sheriff departments of four counties, the FDLE and the FBI seem powerless to stop it. As the killings continue, the detectives begin calling him The Ghost because of the lack of evidence they could use to identify him. Jodie Murphy, an FBI agent on her first street case is sent to the scene of the murder, an eight-year-old girl's rotting body among the sand dunes of the beach highway with it"s face torn off her skull and the terrible things the killer has done to the little body. The men are throwing up all over the sand dunes. The Santa Rosa County sheriff is stunned. These things do not happen in his county. Navarre is a beautiful beach town on the Gulf of Mexico where there the water is a beautiful blue/green and the beaches are so safe, you can drop your kids at the wooden bridges to the waters and leave them in the hands of the Santa Rosa County lifeguards, the most trusted lifeguards in Florida. Retired Philadelphia detective, Joe Carlucci, who wrote the book on catching serial killers and was the partner of Murphy's father on the Homicide squad in Philadelphia, is brought into the case by agent Murphy. Together they try to hunt down the killer, although he seems to always be one step ahead of the Sheriff's department. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida State Police and the FBI. The families of each victim are devastated. The father of the first victim, James Bennett, buys a gun and drives past all the schools and playgrounds hoping to save other children from this monster. The Florida governor has a conference with all law enforcement officials, including the FBI. The governor is told there may be more than one killer. At that point an aide comes in the conference room and tells the governor that two more children's bodies have been discovered. The Governor calls out the National Guard and puts a curfew on Northwest Florida, setting up an immediate response team with the Guard in the hope of catching the killer or killers and saving the lives of Florida's innocent children.
Genre:  Mystery/Thriller
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  5

Caryl McAdoo

Vow Unbroken

http://www.amazon.com/Vow-Unbroken-Novel-Caryl-McAdoo-ebook/dp/B00DPM7UYY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395784268&sr=1-1&keywords=vow+unbroken+caryl+mcadooA spunky young widow hires a farmhand with a bad reputation to help her get her cotton to Jefferson to meet the wagon train, and sparks fly—but can she love a man who doesn’t love the Lord?

Susannah Abbot Baylor reluctantly hires Henry Buckmeyer to help her along the Jefferson Trace, the hard stretch of land between her Texas farm and the cotton market, where she is determined to get a fair price for her crop. It’s been a rough year, and she’s in danger of losing the land her husband left to her and the children, but she’ll need help getting both of her wagons to Jefferson safely. She knows Henry’s reputation as a layabout and is prepared for his insolence, but she is not expecting his irresistible good looks or his gentle manner. Soon they are entwined in a romantic relationship that only gets more complicated when Susannah learns that Henry doesn’t know God the way she does. Dangers arise on the road—but none as difficult as the trial her heart is going through.

Will Susannah and Henry’s love overcome their differences? And will she get her crop safely to the cotton market with enough money to save the farm? In this heartening and adventurous tale, a young woman’s fortitude, faith, and heart are put to the ultimate test.
Genre:  Christian Historical Romance 
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Margo Bond Collins

Fairy, Texas

http://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Texas-Margo-Bond-Collins-ebook/dp/B00I7BTMJ4/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395784505&sr=1-2&keywords=margo+bond+collinsFairy, Texas. A small town like any other.

Laney Harris didn't want to live there. When her mother remarried and moved them to a town where a date meant hanging out at the Sonic, Laney figured that "boring" would have a whole new meaning. A new stepsister who despised her and a high school where she was the only topic of gossip were bad enough. But when she met the school counselor (and his terminal bad breath), she grew suspicious. Especially since he had wings that only she could see. And then there were Josh and Mason, two gorgeous glimmering-eyed classmates whose interest in her might not be for the reasons she hoped. Not to mention that dead guy she nearly tripped over in gym class.
She was right. Boring took on an entirely new dimension in Fairy, Texas.

Genre:  Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   2

Waking Up Dead
http://www.amazon.com/Waking-Dead-Margo-Bond-Collins-ebook/dp/B00HKQQRJA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395784505&sr=1-1&keywords=margo+bond+collinsWhen Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, when she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex, she went to Alabama. Now she's witnessed another murder, and she's not about to let this one go. She's determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up dead in Alabama? 

Genre:  Paranormal Thriller/Mystery
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   2

S.C. Rhyne

The Reporter and The Girl (MINUS the Superman!)

http://www.amazon.com/Reporter-Girl-MINUS-Super-Man/dp/1493635352/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395785099&sr=1-1&keywords=s.c.+rhyneSabrien Collins is independent, self-possessed, and happy woman living in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Falling in love is the last thing she’s looking for. It’s easy for Sabrien to get what she wants on the dating site bd-fet.com, but when she meets the mysterious young reporter Jon Sudbury, otherwise known as Mr. Switch, things take a dramatic turn --- offline and off the grid. “Being with Jon is like getting into a vehicle without any doors. You think it’s more fun that way because you’ll feel the wind in your hair better otherwise. And, for the most part, that makes sense in our reality.” Jon Sudbury is a typical WASP– a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant-reared suburban boy who probably never tasted rice and beans on the same plate. Simple to understand, easy to subdue. Or so Sabrien thinks. In this modern tale of lust, control, and desire, pain becomes the ultimate narcotic. Pleasure becomes the only bargaining chip. Sabrien can handle passion, even betrayal, but love is another world altogether. And this is NOT a love story. For mature audiences only.

Genre:  Erotica
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  1

Jean Erhardt

Small Town Trouble

http://www.amazon.com/Small-Town-Trouble-Jean-Erhardt-ebook/dp/B00COEGW16/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395785523&sr=1-3&keywords=jean+erhardtMeet Kim Claypoole, restaurateur, reluctant heroine and amateur sleuth with moxie galore. "I'd had a feeling all along that this wasn't going to be my day. But I hadn't been prepared for things to go this badly..."

In Small Town Trouble, the first in a series from mystery writer Jean Erhardt, we get acquainted with Kim Claypoole's irreverent and witty ways of dealing with the peculiar characters and events that she finds in her life.

Claypoole's adventure begins as she leaves her home in the Smoky Mountains to help save her kooky mother Evelyn from financial disaster. Setting off to assist Evelyn (i.e., "the other Scarlett O'Hara") with her newest personal crisis, Claypoole leaves in her wake her Gatlinburg doublewide, her restaurant, The Little Pigeon and her restaurant partner and sometimes best friend Mad Ted Weber as well as a budding secret love affair that's hotter than an Eskimo in July.

Claypoole's savior complex leads to more trouble when she bumps into an old flame in her hometown who asks for her help clearing her hapless brother of murder charges. In true Claypoole fashion, she gets more than she bargained for when she gets dragged into a complicated quest to find the true killer complete with topless tavern dancers, small town cops, a stream of backwater characters-even a meeting with the Grim Reaper. Can Claypoole muddle her way through the murky depths of this bizarre murder mystery before it's too late?

With biting humor and wit, Small Town Trouble will leave you guessing what's around the next corner in the quirky life of Kim Claypoole.

Genre:  Mystery/Thriller
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Belinda Y. Hughes

Confessions of a Red Hot Veggie Lover 2:  Lacto Ovo Vegetarian Recipes

http://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Red-Hot-Veggie-Lover-ebook/dp/B00H4L35NM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395785754&sr=1-1&keywords=belinda+y.+hughesThe healthy recipes cover biscuits, omelets, oatmeal, beans, pasta, potatoes, rice, sandwiches and desserts/snacks. Some are ideal for empowering your kids to eat healthier and become more self sufficient in the kitchen. For instance, Fruity Patooty Burrito is a quick and easy after-school snack your kids can assemble themselves from pre-chopped ingredients and seasonings kept within easy reach. Many recipes are suitable for women experiencing the ups and downs of menopause. The very first recipe, Kiss Your Brain Biscuits, features soy flour. According to WebMD, soy, which contains phytoestrogens, has been shown to ease the discomfort of hot flashes and restore cognitive functions in many menopausal women under the age of 65.

Last, but not at all least, this vegetarian cookbook holds within its pages valuable vegetarian nutrition tips and vegan quotes from my team of international experts: Rebecca Subbiah, RDN (UK & USA), EmmaCarder, RD (UK), Lauren O’Connor, RD (USA), Cynthia Strawson, MSc, Nutrition & Metabolism (Canada), Dan Hanley of The Gay Vegans blog (USA) and Andrea Zeichner of Cook Easy Vegan blog (USA).

Genre:  Cookbook
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Liza O'Connor

Worst Week Ever (A Long Road to Love series, Book 1)

What do you get when you put a hardworking, can-do middle-class young woman together with a egoistical, outrageous, billionaire boss, then throw in the worst week of disasters imaginable?

Trent Lancaster spends one month without his Executive Assistant (or as his drivers refers to Carrie: 'Trent's brain, left hand, and right hand'). He's had a miserable month without her at his side and to ensure it never happens again, he intends to marry this brilliant beauty. Only given all the times he's threatened to fire her, he's not sure she even likes him. However, the future of his company and his happiness depend upon him succeeding, so Trent begins a slow one week seduction that happens to coincide with Carrie Hanson's Worst Week Ever when everything that can go wrong does so in hilarious form.

(Hilarious to the reader, Carrie is not having much fun this week.)

Genre:  Romantic Comedy (Humorous, Contemporary Disaster Romance)
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   10

Ghost Lover 

http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Lover-Liza-OConnor-ebook/dp/B00I0FV7W2/ref=la_B00A82LHNO_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395787648&sr=1-1Two sexy English brothers. One irresistible ghost. Who would you choose as your lover?

Completely broke and with a criminal record to boot, Senna Smith is one day from eviction from her apartment when Brendon, her promiscuous roommate from London, suggests she go to England, marry him, and manage his fortune. With few other options, she agrees to an open marriage. But she’ll never, ever, have sex with him, knowing if she falls in love with him, he’ll break her heart.

As trustee of Brendon’s family fortune, there is no way Brendon’s older brother, Garrison Durran, is going to let him marry a self-professed American gold-digger. As Senna tries to embrace castle life and English society for Brendon’s sake, Gar discovers Senna is the perfect woman for him--beautiful and intelligent, kind and caring. Now, if she wasn’t already engaged to his brother…

The ancestral ghost of Durran Castle has to intervene if the Durran brothers have any chance of an heir. He can’t leave them to fix matters on their own. They are useless buggers when it comes to love. As counselor to Gar, matchmaker for Brendon, and lover to Senna, a ghost’s work is never done. 

CONTENT WARNING: Allergy warning: Ghost cat in book.   

Genre:  Romantic Comedy (Contemporary romance with a touch of paranormal)
Format:  ebook

# of copies available:   5

L E Barrett

A View From the Side of the Road

http://www.amazon.com/View-Side-Road-Barrett/dp/1494412918/ref=la_B00H8AZONS_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395788241&sr=1-2‘A View From The Side Of The Road’ (468 pages) is a collection of thirteen uniquely crafted short stories. Each story deals with original subject material and each story provides the reader with a different perspective on the human condition. Stories are poignant, intriguing, funny or mysterious, but always in the realm of what would be considered a good read. Inside this collection you will find unforgettable characters and events such as; an aged playwright who wants to solve a murder, a lonely Belfast woman searching for a new life, a great American author (Edna St. Vincent Millay) in her teens, Hallowell's local ghost pirate seeking salvation, A transformational clown involved in a love story, a feud between a rural mailman and the new guy in town, a revenge filled dentist with a broken heart and much more. Each story a well constructed tale designed to entertain, amuse, and move you in some small way. Lastly I perceive myself as a Maine writer so I believe if you are from Maine or New England you may get a little extra enjoyment out of the subjects, environment and the characters but many of the stories have a universal theme that can be enjoyed and understood by readers around the world.

Genre:  Literary Fiction
Format:  hardcover
# of copies available:  1

The Maine Poetic

http://www.amazon.com/Maine-Poetic-Barrett-ebook/dp/B00I3R77CQ/ref=la_B00H8AZONS_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395788241&sr=1-3‘The Maine Poetic’ is a collection of sixty-three poems about Maine and other thoughtful unusual subjects. Each poem is an original piece of poetry written specifically for this collection and none of the poems have been published in any other source. For poetry readers that love traditional poetry or those that love not so traditional poetry you will find many selections for your particular taste. Many of the poems will give you the feel, the vision and the emotion of life in rural areas throughout the United States. You will find that this book is a powerfully constructed work of poetry by a very unique and original Maine poet.
Genre:  Poetry
Format:  hardcover, audio
# of copies available:  1

The Shadow of the Soul

http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Soul-L-E-Barrett-ebook/dp/B00I4L342I/ref=la_B00H8AZONS_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395788241&sr=1-1Three siblings inherit the family home, one wants to sell it, one wants to beautify it, and one wants to unlock its secrets. ‘The Shadow of the Soul ‘ (81 pages) takes you back and forth in time, to try to make sense out everyone’s life and the house that haunts a brother and a sister. The Shadow of the Soul is the nightmare that exists at the edge of everyone’s conscious mind. You may not want to be witness to it or even agree that it can exist but you will not be able to forget it.

Genre:  Drama
Format:  hardcover
# of copies available:   1

KC Sprayberry

Evil Eyes

http://www.amazon.com/Evil-Eyes-K-C-Sprayberry-ebook/dp/B00J1QC3V8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395789092&sr=1-1&keywords=KC+SprayberryLisa is so ready for a break from the grueling first semester of college. Along with five other friends, she returns to Landry, and hopes to have nothing but fun. Within days, one of the group is the victim of a vindictive stalker, and Lisa herself is now in the man's sights. No matter what she does, she can't shake this person.

Fred has a little problem, but he figures he can take care of it himself, if he achieves fame with his folk rock band, Olney-Oak Lane Sounds. Then he happens to see this beautiful woman, who turns out to be just like every other woman he's met. He takes care of her, and is immediately drawn to Lisa. No one will get between Fred and Lisa, absolutely no one.

On Christmas Eve, Lisa has to fight for her life and sanity after Fred kidnaps her. She turns out to be very different from the other women, in a way he never figured.
Genre:  New Adult, Mystery/Suspense

Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   3

Nancy Wood

Due Date

http://www.amazon.com/Due-Date-Nancy-W-Wood-ebook/dp/B00876174M/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395789347&sr=1-1&keywords=Nancy+Wood+Due+dateSurrogate mother Shelby McDougall just fell for the biggest con of all—a scam that risks her life and the lives of her unborn twins.

Twenty-three year-old Shelby McDougall is facing a mountain of student debt and a memory she’d just as soon forget. A Rolling Stone ad for a surrogate mother offers her a way to erase the loans and right her karmic place in the cosmos. Within a month, she's signed a contract, relocated to Santa Cruz, California, and started fertility treatments.

But intended parents Jackson and Diane Entwistle have their own agendaone that has nothing to do with diapers and lullabies. With her due date looming, and the clues piling up, Shelby must save herself and her twins. As she uses her wits to survive, Shelby learns the real meaning of the word “family.”

Genre:  Mystery/Thriller
Format:  ebook/signed paperback
# of copies available:   1

L. Anne Carrington

Life Subject To Change

http://www.amazon.com/Life-Subject-Change-Anne-Carrington-ebook/dp/B00I6J03OU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1395789546&sr=8-3&keywords=l.+anne+carringtonIn L. Anne Carrington’s first nonfiction book, she details how abnormal results of a routine mammogram in Summer 2013 inspired her to discuss important points of preventive health care measures, gives readers an in-depth look into being treated for her other health issues, and offers insights on how routine screenings and common preventive care measures can preserve one’s health – and some cases, save lives.

Genre:  Non-fiction, Fitness
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  1

Billy Kidman:  The Shooting Star

http://www.amazon.com/Billy-Kidman-Shooting-Anne-Carrington-ebook/dp/B00IPW616C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1395789541&sr=8-2&keywords=l.+anne+carringtonBilly Kidman carved out a career as one of World Championship Wrestling’s and World Wrestling Entertainment’s most exciting cruiserweights. A solid in-ring worker for little over a decade, he enjoyed success as a multiple-time cruiserweight and tag team champion during the 1990‘s and early 2000‘s. 
Kidman wrestled for several American and overseas independent promotions after being released from WWE and then became a trainer and occasional wrestler for Florida Championship Wrestling (now NXT). Now retired from the ring, he works as a producer at WWE events in the Gorilla Position.

Billy Kidman: The Shooting Star contains updated and some never before revealed information behind the story of an underrated and underappreciated talent who achieved success in several aspects of the wrestling business before age 40. 

DISCLAIMER: This book was not prepared, approved, licensed or endorsed by Peter Gruner, Jr., World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), members of WWE, or any other wrestling organization.

Genre:  Biography, Sports
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Kristal McKerrington

Reborn to You


"From fighting for her life, children's star, dancer then author. Kristal shares it all with the support of friends. What made this author who she is today, find out when Arthritis comes up against the Scottish Spitfire."
Genre:  Biography, Women
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Fighting For Love

http://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Love-Kristal-McKerrington-ebook/dp/B00DU1R0V8/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395790317&sr=1-4&keywords=kristal+mckerrington*** This Book Is Erotica ****
Jasmine got obsessed with a man and now he's obsessed with her.
Steamy nights, kisses and rules being broken awaits them. She turned his
whole world upside down and now he's doing it to hers. In this free fall, can they survive each others love?"
Genre:  Erotica
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Calling You Home

http://www.amazon.com/Calling-You-Home-Kristal-McKerrington-ebook/dp/B00DPPTP8U/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395790317&sr=1-3&keywords=kristal+mckerringtonJason finds out Mary, the woman he let go all those years ago, has returned. Now they have a second chance at the future they have always dreamed of, but she carried a secret away when she left. Now that she’s back her secrets have come home to roost. How will Jason react when he finds out what she has been hiding?

Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Waking Up His Wife

Strong, muscled, chiselled, good looks and a gentleman to boot. This is what Anna's friends thought she married, however this wasn't what she had caught. They thought she caught herself a fighter. Instead she caught herself trouble on two legs.
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Ann Morris

Mommy and Mikel Go for a Walk

Mommy and Mikel Go for a Walk is based on a true story held in Ms. Morris' heart for over a decade. Mikel is her son, now an adult. The spirit and the events of the story are true. This book is dedicated to Mikel, her first inspiration.
Genre:  Children's Books
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Surprise in Auntie's Garden

http://www.amazon.com/Surprise-Aunties-Garden-Ann-Morris-ebook/dp/B00EUIDA9G/ref=la_B00C8G2V8S_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395791548&sr=1-1Auntie and her niece, Erin, both love flowers. Auntie is proud of her flower garden, and Erin likes to be with her among the flowers. One day Erin finds a funny kind of “worm” in the garden and calls Auntie over to see it. While learning about what this "worm" was, Erin learns a valuable lesson in nature.
Genre:  Children's Books
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Annie Edmonds

Second Chances:  Sammy's Story (Book 1)
http://www.amazon.com/Second-Chances-Sammys-story-Edmonds-ebook/dp/B00EB3FJ6M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395797121&sr=8-1&keywords=annie+edmondsSamantha Raine was widowed at age thirty and now two years later she wanted more out of life than what she had in New Jersey. Her two best friends Kelly and Garrett offered her a job to watch their Florida beach front home for three months while they were away on vacation and she knew she had to take the chance to see if a change in scenery was what she needed to start her new life.

Jake Monroe was a well-established Architect builder who lived on Siesta Key in south west Florida. He owned his own construction company and was part owner of a private BDSM club called; Desire.

He knew Kelly and Garrett O’Hara because they were club members at Desire. He became great friends with them as he remodeled their home. Each day that Jake came to work Garrett and or Kelly would bring up their friend Sammy from Jersey, after hearing just about everything there was to hear about this single young beautiful women for almost two years he was ready to meet Samantha. Only Sammy didn’t have any idea her best friends had a plan for her with the most eligible bachelor in Siesta Key, and it didn’t hurt that Jake Monroe was a self-made millionaire.
The only fear Jake had was if Sammy would be willing leave her vanilla sex life and be able to handle the kinky sex life that he was now accustomed too. Garrett assured him that Sammy was the perfect submissive only she didn’t know it yet he couldn’t wait for her to get to Florida.

Sammy wanted to see and do everything she was tired of saying no to life, she knew that forgiving herself for letting a man take control of her life was the first step in moving forward.
She vowed to never let that happen again and she was ready willing and able to go after her second chance at life and love.

Erotic, Romance, Kink, this story will draw you in and make you want more.

Genre:  Erotica
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  5 

KateMarie Collins

Mark of the Successor

http://www.amazon.com/Mark-Successor-KateMarie-Collins-ebook/dp/B00HFF3SH0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1395796763&sr=8-3&keywords=katemarie+collinsDominated and controlled by an abusive mother, Lily does what she can to enjoy fleeting moments of normality. When a break from school only provides the opportunity for more abuse at home, the sudden appearance of a stranger turns her world even bleaker. Disappearing without a trace, he has left a lingering fear in Lily. His parting words to her mother, “Have her ready to travel tomorrow,” is something her mind refuses to accept. 

Running away is the only answer. But before Lily can execute her plan, a shimmering portal appears in her room. Along with two strangers who promise to help keep her safe. With time running out, she accepts their offer for escape and accompanies them into a brand new world. A world in which she is
the kidnapped daughter of a Queen, and the heir to the throne of Tiadar.

Can she find her own strength to overcome both an abusive past and avoid those who would use her as a means to power?

Genre:  Fantasy
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   1

Doug Bolton

Signs of Hope:  Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World

http://www.amazon.com/Signs-Hope-Survive-Unfriendly-World-ebook/dp/B0083LUGVG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395797483&sr=8-1&keywords=signs+of+hope+in+an+unfriendly+worldSigns of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World is a survival manual for living in a troubled world. It reaches out to all of those who seek answers to questions like, why does God allow bad things to happen, when will I find peace, and what is my purpose in life?

This story of author Doug Bolton's journey from extreme despair to a close relationship with God will encourage those who experience anxiety, fear, depression, hopelessness, addiction, self-doubt and failure.

Each chapter begins with grassroots words of wisdom found on bumper stickers and ends with a personal application that points the reader toward spiritual and emotional maturity. Often funny or ironic, Bolton's comparison of real-life challenges with bumper sticker wisdom prompts a stronger, healthier spiritual outlook on life.

Genre:  Self-Help, Spiritual
Format:  paperback, autographed
# of copies available:  1

Laura Graham

Down A Tuscan Alley

http://www.amazon.com/Down-Tuscan-Alley-Laura-Graham-ebook/dp/B0058DVVR0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395797759&sr=8-1&keywords=down+a+tuscan+alleyA long relationship ends. At 48, house taken by the bank, Lorri has little money. What can she do? And where can she go? Gathering her meager savings and her two beloved cats, she escapes England for a new life in a remote Italian village, never imagining the intrigue, passion and adventure she will find.

Unable to speak Italian, she survives by letting her bedroom to English tourists. She sleeps in the sitting room; it’s stifling on the floor, but earning €50 a night makes every flea-bitten moment worth it. When she meets Ronaldo, seven years younger than her, she embarks on a tempestuous love affair. But, having been raised in an institution with the priests since the age of three, nothing is easy for him and he is unaccustomed to love.

Meanwhile, a Quasimodo-like character is watching Lorri in the alleyway; anonymous letters arrive; there’s a young rival for Ronaldo’s affection; and Sherif, a mysterious man in a black suit, constantly follows her… And hovering in the background is Lionello, the undisputed “wise man”, giving advice while enjoying the wonderful theater Lorri brings to his village.

Then disruptive friends arrive and create havoc: Maudie has given up sex and drink and become spiritual; Julian, a Glaswegian hairdresser with dreams of becoming an actor, brings Lorri face-to-face with her ex. A final choice has to be made.

Genre:  Romantic Comedy
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  no limit

Nina Soden


http://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Blood-Angel-Series-Volume/dp/0985885300/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1395797962&sr=8-3&keywords=nina+sodenAwaken is set in a world very much like our own, yet Atlanta isn't just an ordinary city and Alee isn't just an ordinary girl. Having barely survived her childhood it will take the death of her father for the truth of her true bloodline to come out. Even if it means losing her life, or at least her identity she won't be able to escape her true destiny as the first surviving Dhampir in history. Surrounded by a new world where the horror films she grew up watching have become reality and the most unlikely characters have become her lifeline, Alee will struggle to find herself and her purpose if she hopes to survive.  

Genre:  Fantasy
Format:  paperback
# of copies available:  1

Penny Estelle

The Unwanted Christmas Guest


Elizabeth McMurphy is an up and coming high powered attorney and is after vengeance, involving one of the richest and most powerful families in Colorado. Steve York is an obnoxious reporter that thinks the ice queen has gone too far and does all he can to get under her skin.

When one of the worst blizzards in history hits Colorado during the Christmas holiday and leaves a hurt Steve York, stranded with Elizabeth in a mountain cabin, her hatred for him starts to thaw. But this attorney has a secret that she will guard, even at the risk of losing her only chance at love.

Genre:  Romance
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  2 

Hike Up Devil's Mountain 

http://www.amazon.com/Hike-Devils-Mountain-Penny-Estelle-ebook/dp/B0058DE9YC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395798159&sr=8-1&keywords=penny+estelleTen-year old Andy Thompson disobeys his mother and sneaks into the basement of an old abandoned house that’s due for demolition. He stumbles upon a mysterious box under an old cabinet. And his troubles begin when he looks inside.

The Crew brothers, twelve-year old Jason, and ten-year old Danny, also find their way to the basement. New to town, Jason has established himself as the school bully. A struggle ensues between Andy and Jason and the bully ends up as a toad.

Somehow, the boys must reverse the magical spell. And that means hiking up the dread mountain: fast pace, fast action and just a few scares and surprises on the way! The lives of all three boys seem destined to change forever, if they survive…

Genre:  Children's Fantasy
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  2 

T.J. Banks

Sketch People:  Stories Along the Way

http://www.amazon.com/Sketch-People-Stories-Along-Way-ebook/dp/B0070CJFYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395798521&sr=8-1&keywords=t.j.+banks+sketch+peopleSketch People is a collection of stories people have told me about their art, their passions, and their experiences, worldly and otherworldly.  A woman tells about a message she received from an old family friend following the death of her late mother’s dog.  Another woman, a cancer survivor, recounts her long many-bends-in-the-road journey from geologist to Master Gardener to environmental and safety engineer to goat’s-milk soap maker.  An actor and playwright talks about the inner workings of his craft.  Tippi Hedren reflects not on her film career, as you’d expect, but on her work with the wild cats of the Shambala refuge in Acton, CA.  And, last but not least, there’s an affectionate tribute to the late activist and writer Cleveland Amory, who more than lived up to his personal philosophy of “simply to be kind.” 
Genre:  Self-Help, Motivation
Format:  paperback
# of copies available:  1

Adra Young 

The Misfits

http://www.amazon.com/The-Misfits-Adra-Young-ebook/dp/B00E6U4LA0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395798723&sr=8-1&keywords=the+misfits+adra+youngChelsea, your typical everyday student, would love to get the most out of her middle school experience. Unfortunately, Chelsea and her three friends Brandon, Meagan, and Josh all have one major dilemma standing in their way from accomplishing this goal. Linda, a seventh grade student from the previous school year, along with her crew, took it upon themselves to bully, and torment the four of them as sixth graders. Blair, Linda's younger sister of the two, refused to play any role in her sisters cruel tactics. As a result of it all, Blair becomes friends with Chelsea.

The first day of school for Chelsea and her friends as seventh graders approaches soon. All four of these youngsters experience back to school anxiety the night before. Riding the bus together the morning of the first day of school, they encourage and motivate one another to have a great first day. Although Chelsea and her friends have one amazing bond, does this pact have what it takes to have a productive school year as seventh graders at Vernon middle, or will they succumb once again to Linda's cruel and vicious acts of bullying?

Genre:  Young Adult Fiction
Format:  ebook 
# of copies available:   2

LaRae Parry

Journal of a Crazy Lady

Warning: The events in The Journal of a Crazy Lady actually took place. These are life events that actually happened to the author that could scar your life forever. Get ready a funny journey in the mind of a true Crazy Lady . . . Have fun.

Genre:  Satire/Humor
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:   5

Crud...Another Journal (Journal of a Crazy Lady)

Warning: You are about to read hilariously funny stories that are based on true events After reading, you may never be the same…The journal entries are based on actual events. Readers should really feel sorry for this author. No kidding.

Genre:  Satire/Humor
Format:  ebook
# of copies available:  5

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