400th Anniversary Post & Early Autumn Mega Book Giveaway!




Early Autumn Mega Book Giveaway! 



Hello, readers! Welcome to the 2017 Early Autumn Writing in the Modern Age Mega Book Giveaway! It’s a pleasure to have you all here! :)


This giveaway is to officially mark our 400th post on the Writing in the Modern Age blog. It’s been quite a journey! 


Plus, we haven’t done of these big giveaways in a while on the blog, and I thought it was about time that we brought back the tradition. I bet you’re all for it too! Well, who doesn’t like a free book now and then?

Look no further! Writing in the Modern Age hosts any genre of book, so you’re bound to find something you like! And before I get into the contest rules, allow me to give a huge thanks to all the participating authors in this event! Thank you not only for your great donations, but also for your hard work in creating these works of art. Take it from me, readers. It really is an accomplishment to write and publish a book.

That’s right. It’s quite a job, but worth it. So, let’s give these authors a round of applause! 


Awesome! Yeah!

Readers, with 56 participating authors, 114 different titles and 164 chances to win, I have no doubt you’ll find something that suits you. It’s very exciting! From modern to historical, timey wimey tales, mystery, crime, suspense and thriller stories to romance, inspirational tales to memoirs, fantasy and horror, erotica books, all the way to science fiction and paranormal novels, you’re sure to see a title, or even several, that appeals to you. Now, onto the rules for the event. 


Pay special attention here!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE follow the rules for the giveaway carefully. Why? Because we want you to get your free books! That being said, we MUST have a contact email where we can reach you. This gives us a method of sending your prize. When you comment on the post below, it may ask for an email at first, but please, PLEASE also include it in the comment thread or I won’t be able to find your info to send your free book or swag. Take it from me; it is extremely difficult to track people down all over social media just to get their email address. It’s much easier if you provide A WAY TO CONTACT YOU UPFRONT, and you won’t run the risk of losing your chance at winning! Okay? I understand if you’re hesitant to provide personal contact information. Believe me, I get it, but we really do need a way to reach you. I never spam anyone, and if you receive an email from me or one of the participating authors, it’s because you won a prize! Yay! 

Can you really say no to all that? 

Having said so, if you are still wary of leaving the info in a public manner, you can contact me directly at marieannlavender@gmail.com to put in an entry. I promise to write them all down! On some level, I’m still old school, even if I do host three blogs. Anyway, a few of the prizes may ask for your Kindle email, and I’m cool with you letting me know that privately. In any case, I hope we’ve established that a contact email is imperative to you getting your prize!

What are the rest of the rules? Tell us your reading preferences, of course! Don’t simple say a title you want and then leave. We want you to have as many chances to win as possible! So, give us a list of genres you like, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. By all means, if you have already read one of the titles listed, feel free to tell us as we don’t want to give you a duplicate prize. Other than that, just tell us what you like (or don’t like, if that’s the case). We’ll do our absolute best to work within the genres you prefer. Be as specific as possible. And if you’re open to reading a new genre, let us know as well! Past winners of these Writing in the Modern Age giveaways can tell us that it’s very possible to have more than one prize! How exciting is that? 

Hey, if it was me, I certainly wouldn’t say no!

Just don’t forget to leave us your reading preferences, as well as a way to reach you via email, and then you’re automatically entered in the contest. Leave a comment on the thread below to compete. If for some reason you have trouble commenting, feel free to contact me directly at marieannlavender@gmail.com with the subject heading ‘Autumn Contest Entry’ and I’ll get you entered in the prize drawing! The book giveaway runs for a week.

Below you’ll see each author, title or titles offered, what format the book or swag is in, how many copies are available, and the exact genre for each title. I've put up the prizes in no particular order so keep scrolling down to find new options. Who knows? You might find something right up your alley! So…without further ado, let’s see what our awesome prizes are, shall we?


Once again, I’d like to thank all of our talented authors for their generous donations! It’s always a pleasure working with you. :)

Readers, whatever you do, don’t forget to provide your contact info as well as your reading preferences, in the comments below on the post to compete for prizes! It’s a pleasure having you here on the blog! The giveaway runs for a week and after September 22nd, it closes, so there will be no more entries after that. Once the week is up, votes will be tallied and winners will be contacted! 

Best of luck on your browsing adventure! And, as always, readers, happy reading! :)

All right, authors, take it away...

 
EARLY AUTUMN MEGA GIVEAWAY DONATIONS


1. Tales of Masks & Mayhem Volume 1 (anthology), donated by Tom Johnson

 
Blurb:  Pulp tales featuring Doc Atlas, The Night Hawk, The Tarantula, The Scarecrow, The Black Ghost, The Grey Monk, and Secret Agent "X" and written by Maxentius Andor Scarlatti, Therese Drippe, John L. French, Lance Curry, Michael A. Black, Debra Delorme, Tom Johnson and Will Murray.

Genre: Action & Adventure

Format: ebook
# of copies: 5

Format: paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1



2. The Magic of Murder by Susan Lynn Solomon

 
Blurb:  When his partner is discovered in a frozen alley with eight bullets in his chest, Niagara Falls Police Detective Roger Frey swears vengeance. But Detective Chief Woodward has forbidden him or anyone else on the detective squad to work the case. Emlyn Goode knows Roger will disobey his boss, which will cost him his job and his freedom. Because she cares for him more than she’ll admit, she needs to stop him. Desperate, she can think of but one way.

Emlyn recently learned she’s a direct descendant of a woman hanged as a witch in 1692. She has a book filled with arcane recipes and chants passed down through her family. Possessed of, or perhaps by a vivid imagination, she intends to use these to solve Jimmy’s murder before Roger takes revenge on the killer. But she’s new to this “witch thing”
, and needs help from her friend Rebecca Nurse, whose ancestor also took a short drop from a Salem tree. Rebecca’s not much better at deciphering the ancient directions, and while the women stumble over spell after spell, the number of possible killers grows. When Chief Woodward’s wife is shot and a bottle bomb bursts through Emlyn’s window, it becomes clear she’s next on the killer’s list.

Genre:  Cozy Mystery/Paranormal

Format:  ebook
# of copies: 1


3. Dead Again by Susan Lynn Solomon

 
Blurb:  When Emlyn Goode’s mother returns to Niagara Falls for a high school reunion, so does murder. During the reunion, a woman’s body is found in the ladies room. Is this killing connected to one that occurred 40 years before in the woods below the town of Lewiston? Harry Woodward, a young police officer working his first murder case suspected Emlyn’s mother of the crime, although there wasn’t enough evidence to arrest her.

Home from a year-long leave, Harry—now the Niagara Falls Chief of Detectives—together with Emlyn’s friend, Detective Roger Frey, investigates the latest killing. Distraught over indications her mother might have been involved in both murders, Emlyn, with her cohort, Rebecca Nurse, sets out to prove otherwise. But, danger lurks in the shadows when amateurs—even ones with witchy skills—get involved with murder.
 
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Paranormal

Format: ebook          
# of copies: 1


4. Voices in My Head by Susan Lynn Solomon

 
Blurb:  In The Magic of Murder, Susan Lynn Solomon let readers laugh at the antics of an albino cat and a witch. Now, in nine short tales she takes a serious look at relationships and their impact on characters who confront their pasts.

A young soldier returns, changed by war. A young British girl faces the people of her town after parental abuse. An older man who as a teenager fled his hometown, returns when his childhood girlfriend begs a favor. A radical of the 70s leaves the cemetery after her mother’s funeral, searching for where her life will lead.

In these stories and five others, Solomon explores the persistence of memory and the promise of hope.
 
Genre: Fiction Collection – Paranormal and Historical

Format: ebook          
# of copies: 1


5. Second Half by Monica DeSimone

 
Blurb:  Eight years ago, Derrick Henderickson chose his career over his heart, not just hurting the woman he loved, but breaking her completely.

Zoey McEvoy was left shattered. Piece by piece she’s rebuilt herself to become the strong, independent woman she is today.

Now the Sexy Bad Boy of the NFL is back. And he’s determined to reclaim her heart. Zoey barely survived losing him once; she’d be decimated if he walked away again.

With so much on the line, does Derrick stand a chance of winning the Second Half?


Genre: Sports Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


6. Encroachment by Monica DeSimone

 
Blurb:  After Claire McEvoy’s first attempt at love was shattered by devastating violence, she built walls, barriers, and obstacles to protect herself from everyone, including her family. She learned to cope by devoting her entire life to taking care of everyone else’s needs and happiness.

Jackson Alexander knows all of the past ugliness that occurred, and although he has loved Claire since she was fifteen years old, he always settled for the friendship that she offered. Now, twenty-three years later, he is back and getting the chance he always desired.

Claire still finds it impossible to let any man into her life, but he won’t be deterred. This time he is not letting her push him away. Even if it means getting a flag on the play for encroachment, Claire will ultimately be his.


Genre: Sports Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


7. A Life Without Living by S.C. Alban

 
Blurb:  Kate Martins appears to have it all, a good career, a beautiful home, and an amazing husband. What more could a woman ask for? But when Kate's recurring nightmares begin to cross over into her waking hours, she discovers that her perfect life is not at all what it seems. It isn't until she meets a mysterious stranger that Kate begins to truly question who she is and where she comes from.

Genre: Paranormal Thriller with romantic elements (adult themes, darkness, language)

Format: ebook
# of copies: 3

Format: paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 2


8. Barely Living Alive by S.C. Alban

 
Blurb:  With her four-hundred-year-old curse finally lifted, Kate Martins now knows who she is. She has regained the power of the Strega Negri and is ready to unleash all kinds of hell on her tormentor and husband, Alessandro. Especially since he sent her destined love, Gio, into a coma where he is trapped between worlds and unable to communicate. With Claire and Willem at her side, Kate follows Alessandro’s trail straight into San Francisco’s magical underground. But, with Alessandro tapping into dark magic and the Dark Lord Rau now in the mix, Kate realizes that she just may have bitten off more than she can chew.

Genre: Paranormal Thriller with romantic elements (adult themes, darkness, language)

Format: ebook
# of copies: 3


9. Our Family Quilt: The Fabric of Life by Rhonda Cratty

 
Blurb:  Join and experience creativity and nostalgia through Grace, a master quilter, as she shares her creative gifts with her young granddaughter, Audrey. Together their lives unfold around their family quilt. The love between grandmother and granddaughter keep a family’s generations turning despite minor setbacks, disappointments and celebrations of life. Friends and family of this charming mountain town in Colorado come together for life’s moments, creating an inspirational, heartwarming story to share with those you love.

Our Family Quilt immerses readers in:
•Family Life
•Contemporary Women
•Quilting ideas
•Creativity for everyday living
•The secret world of Grandmothers and Granddaughters and the people they love…

Genre: Family Life Novel

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


10. Charge of an Angel by Linda Diane Wattley

 
Blurb:  My name is Leona Tillard and I need your help. You see, I have been spending my whole life trying to know who I am. I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, and a product of a temporary single-parent home, I was left without some pertinent information that could have possibly told me who I am. Eventually, still a child, my family structure evolved into a blended family situation. In silence, I cried far more than I laughed.

Don’t get me wrong, there was much love for me. I learned early in life that I was a very special little girl. People loved being in my presence, but more than anything, my body was always desired. I didn’t want for anything; life was good to me. I just didn’t understand love and what is considered being a normal human being. This is where I need your help. Will you listen to me as I tell you my story about my life? Tell me who really loved me. Am I really an angel or a freak of nature? Your help will be highly appreciated. In return, I promise to entertain you from beginning to end. Below find one of my thought processing moments. It came during a time I needed understanding. Until we meet, enjoy!

My body was betraying me in the worst way. “Oh, God, help me! I face you now in my naked and weakened state and beg you to save me.” I prayed silently.

Genre: Christian Family Life Novel

Format: ebook
# of copies: 2


11. Soldier with a Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously by Linda Diane Wattley

 
Blurb:  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the hidden love killer, is instrumental in creating a world of alienation in the human experience. Soldier with a Backpack, Living and Dying Simultaneously is written to form a silent unity of hope and understanding for individuals experiencing or knowing someone with PTSD and to reveal a needed truth about it.

She grew up with a tainted trust in adults, now that she has become one herself; Author Wattley began to learn why adults were so unhappy. She realized that stress and trauma had molded her into someone who felt unworthy of love, yet there was still something else willing her to live, telling her to share with the world that sufferers of PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are more than words could ever describe.

Author Wattley shares the experienced impact stress and trauma has on the human soul and the price we pay ignoring this reality. It is with great urgency she intimately shares her plight in life with her readers. Being mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically raped as a child, she survived by learning to exist in an inner world of divine peace. Something happened to that little girl; she didn’t die nor did she live, yet much was lost while much was gained.

Genre: Nonfiction

Format: ebook
# of copies: 2


12. Blood Loss by Ashley Fontainne

 
Blurb:  Karina and LiAnn worked hard to put the awful memories behind them of the nightmare they walked into at The Magnolia and all the death and destruction caused by the former owners. As they settled into their new roles as managers of the upscale independent living facility, LiAnn reconnects with her true love and Karina continues to explore the new relationship with a sexy cowboy named Bo.

Each are haunted by the atrocities committed at The Magnolia and how close Karina came to dying at the hands of mafia monsters. With the help of her mother, beloved grandparents, new job, an enormous dog, and a hunky, younger man to keep her mind occupied, Karina lets her guard down, naively assuming the worst is over for her family.

Unfortunately, she’s wrong.

When one of the elderly residents of The Magnolia reveals the truth about a shady past, the entire Tuck family find themselves embroiled in one of Arkansas’s most notorious mysteries from 1957. The disappearance of a beloved attorney and her young charge was never solved, bodies never found, and even after over 60 years, Karina and LiAnn discover there are still those who intend to keep it that way.

Genre: Mystery/Thriller (based on true events)

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


13. Marriage Made Me Do It by Ashley Fontainne 

 
Blurb:  An irreverent thriller about one housewife’s descent into madness.
SO ADDICTIVE YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN!
It’s time to break the rules!
My name is Roxy Davenport and I’m part of a dying breed: I’m the perfect housewife.
My whole life, I’ve tried to follow the rules of previous, “wiser” generations. High school sweethearts must marry (check!), the wife must stay home to look after the children (check!), all married couples must procreate and raise 3.2 children (demerit – we only managed one – oops!).
But it turns out all the while, my husband has been playing by his own rules…and playing around.
So screw him! I’ve chucked the handbook out the window. He has no idea what’s coming for him. And my perfect neighborhood will never be the same again.

Genre: Dark Comedy

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


14. Lunar Rampage by Samantha Cross

 
Blurb:  Photographer, animal lover, and unfortunately for the summer, the new girl in town, Cora Nash considers herself a simple girl. Renovating and living at her grandmother's house seemed like a good idea, until events took a turn for the bizarre. Garbage cans viciously torn into, howls from the woods, wild animals behaving erratically, and an ominous warning from the good looking bad boy, "Stay out of the forest."

This seemingly normal town hides a mysterious and violent secret. When one of the townsfolk up and disappears in the forest, leaving nothing but a pair of shoes, Cora is the only person willing to investigate. The answer, however, is nothing she could have ever anticipated, when under a full moon she finds herself face to face with a...werewolf.

If werewolves exist, where did it come from? And more importantly...who could it be?

Genre: Mystery/Horror/Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 2


15. Lunar City by Samantha Cross

 
Blurb:  With the town barren after a string of werewolf attacks, Cora has packed up her things and moved back home, hoping to put the violent night of loss behind her for good. But when she returns a year later, just for an afternoon, she is gobsmacked with a new mystery: Max, the man she had fallen for, who was cursed with a life of lycanthropy, is now missing. And when a mysterious man in black arrives at her door looking for him, Cora knows he's in danger.

Her search eventually leads her to a city of the werewolves, and the king of all werewolves himself, who is none too pleased to discover she knows exactly who and what they are. She is forced to live in their compound, with an ultimatum: prove you are trustworthy enough to be freed before the next full moon, or suffer the consequences.

Cora's survival depends on this. Unfortunately, there are those within the compound who are eager to see her fail, and will stop at nothing to succeed.

Genre: Mystery/Horror/Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 2
 

16. Saved in Sri Lanka by Devika Fernando

 
Blurb: 
Some people are destined to meet.

It sure feels that way when Sri Lankan tour guide Sepalika meets Daniel. The mysterious tourist from Ireland steals his way into her heart and makes her question everything her life is built upon. Instant attraction turns to love – but does he feel the same? And what about the secret she’s hiding from him?

Follow the two on their quest for a happy ending amid the beauty and wonders of the tropical island paradise of Sri Lanka.

Genre: Multicultural Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


17. Seduced in Spain by Devika Fernado

 
Blurb:  Sometimes all that two people need to make things right is a second chance…

Nine years ago, Alejandro broke Emily's heart, but a business trip to Spain forces her to be in his company again. Old wounds are reopened and new temptations complicate things even more. When life leaves her no choice, she realizes that sometimes the heart doesn’t listen to the brain. Will Emily win the battle against her forbidden desire and Alejandro’s charm, or will history repeat itself?

 
Genre: Multicultural Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


18. All Drinking Aside by Jim Anders

 
Blurb:  Denial, anger, fear, depression, self-pity, doubt: a toxic cocktail of emotions enflamed by alcohol, narcotics and prescription drugs. In this 90-piece orchestration of autobiographical flashbacks, the author describes his descent into alcoholism while three fictional flies-on-the-wall (unnoticed by him) discuss his prospects for recovery. This intense, introspective and illuminating fiction looks at alcoholism and addiction from the inside out and back again. The vicious cycles of alcoholic addiction: hospitals, detoxes, rehabs and relapse. Repeat, repeat, repeat. A textbook case of chronic chemical dependency, All Drinking Aside will provoke, deceive, disturb and annoy you while it entertains and informs. All Drinking Aside is "Everybody's Autobiography," if you're an alcoholic and "Someone You Know," if you are not.

Genre: Autobiographical Fiction

Format: paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 2


19. Alpha Wolves by D.J. Swykert

 
Blurb:  Maggie 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: 2


20. The Pool Boy’s Beatitude by D.J. Swykert

 
Blurb:  In space, the expansion of the universe exceeds the speed of light. In a jail cell the speed of light slows, time ages and deteriorates slowly to a crawl.

Jack Joseph understands physics. He understands the nature of quarks, leptons, dark matter and the desire to find the God particle. What Jack doesn’t understand is Jack.

He has a Masters degree in particle physics, an ex-wife, a sugar mama, a passion for cooking and chronic dependencies he needs to feed. He cleans pools to maintain this chaotic lifestyle.

Spinning about in a Large Hadron Collider of his own making, the particle known as Jack is about to collide with a particle known as Sarah.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 2


21. Nude Swimming by D.J. Swykert

 
Blurb:  Nude Swimming is a collection of stories about love and romance in the lives of an eclectic group of individuals. From physicist Jack Joseph, caught in the space between his love for the beautiful Marilee and his famous General Theory of Non-Existence, to the manic Loonsfoot and his possessive love for Esther who has left him to be with a woman. These short romantic fictions explore relationships from the extreme peripheral to the intimate inside of affairs of the heart.

The single thread that binds the stories together is our need for love, compassion and companionship in spite of our variances in ideas and ethics that separate us. I want the reader to experience why a young Maggie Harrington, on the eve of her wedding to one man, surrenders her virginity to another. Or what propels a self-assured Rosemary to request her lover to dominate her in a spanking episode. I am hoping, within the framework of these not so ordinary characters, to connect you as a reader to the not so ordinary conflicts that exist in your own relationships.

Genre: Romance Collection

Format: ebook
# of copies: 2


22. Upon Your Love by Marie Lavender

 
Blurb:  The Hill family saga concludes as loyalties are questioned, faiths will be tested and undying love may come at a terrible cost…

Fara Hill, mother and faithful wife, is torn between her family at home and her urge to be at sea. Soon, she learns some disturbing truths. Was the past a fairy tale instead of reality?

Chloe Hill, loving wife and young mother, questions her faith when her husband sets an ultimatum she cannot meet. Will she be able to keep her marriage from falling apart?

Adrienne Bellamont Hill, born of a valiant captain and a fiery redhead, is untamed to her core and will bow to no man. Then Christian du Plessis enters her life with an offer she can’t refuse. Discovering the man behind the polished gentleman, she is drawn to him in many ways. Holding out for love is a family tradition, but can she resist the temptation of passion?

Christian finds this young woman to be a fascinating challenge, and is torn between keeping his distance from her and succumbing to her charms. A fierce battle of wills ensues as he sees she is much more than he ever imagined.

But danger lurks, threatening to destroy everything…

Can these two strong-willed individuals unite in the cause before time runs out?

Genre: Historical Romance/Family Saga

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


23. Second Nature by Marie Lavender

 
Blurb:  She never expected it…

Desiree Edwards has a problem. She’s been attacked, kidnapped and forced to get along with a vampire of all things. It’s something right out of the story books she reads, or her worst nightmare. But, sometimes he’s not the monster he appears to be. He seems so humanlike that she can’t help it when her emotions betray her, when her body betrays her. To make matters worse, she finds out more about herself than she ever wanted to know.

She was unlike any other…

Alec has a problem. The animal in him wants Desiree. But, so does the man. The more he learns about her, the harder it is to deny what he wants. But, he’s a freak, and she’s just a human. The two species don’t mix that way. Then an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice. His life or hers.

Can Alec’s soul be saved by this unique human? Or will it be far too late?

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


24. Blue Vision by Marie Lavender

 
Blurb:  Brooke Sanders just wants to get away from her life for a while. A remote cabin in Montana fits the bill. She doesn’t expect to encounter a mysterious stranger with unusual blue eyes, or events that cannot be explained…

Colin Fielding is on a mission – scout a planet and return home to Endhivar. Simple really. What he doesn’t anticipate is that fate has a pretty twisted sense of humor. Suddenly, this human calls to him, every part of him, like the call of a true mate, and he can’t deny the connection as he gets closer to her.

Little do they know, someone is out to do them harm, as well as the world Brooke holds so dear. Can they stop what’s coming before it’s too late? Or will the universe lose a perfect gem?

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


25. Directions of the Heart by Marie Lavender

 
Blurb:  Embark on a remarkable journey of drama, romance, and passion...

In all of these amazing stories, there's one burning question...is love worth the risk?


Without You

Reece and Jenna are two childhood friends separated by time and distance. Can they find a way to heal their bond, or perhaps forge a new one?

Strange Heat

Spurred by her friend’s close call, Victoria decides to take a risk and prove the lifestyle she led was her downfall. But as Tory sinks deeper into the tumultuous abyss of desire with the mysterious Rick, can she climb back out before it’s too late? Or does she even want to?

Memories

Struggling to run her family’s farm on her own, Sadie takes on a hired hand, Matt. As they grow closer, so does the danger. Someone wants her legacy. Can they combat this new threat, as well as the demons of the past, before Sadie loses everything, including her life?

A Touch of Dawn

Caitlyn thought she’d be in the dark forever. But with the light came Jack, the police consultant who found her. Can they take a journey of healing together, or will Caitlyn retreat into the darkness of her mind, where she lived for so long?

(CONTENT WARNING: With an abuse awareness theme in this collection, there may be triggers here for past trauma sufferers. However, HEAs are guaranteed.)

Genre: Romantic Drama Collection, Contemporary Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


26. Unglorious War by Maxine Flam  

 
Blurb:  Unglorious War is a love story that takes place during the Vietnam War between an ex-POW Special Forces Officer and the Navy Nurse who helps him. Share their passion, share their love, and 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
# of copies: 3

Format: paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1



27. Gun for Hire by J.J. Montgomery

 
Blurb:  The job should have been simple—patrol a swank beach that serves as a backyard for Maui’s rich, kick out the riffraff, and get a tan in the process. But rent-a-cop Samantha Winters didn’t anticipate a deliciously grumpy cop, Sergeant Grady Roark, who comes down to the beach to bust her chops and instead leaves her breathless…and wondering why the one man who could help her seems determined to thwart her at every turn.

Grady is keeping secrets from Sam that have him walking the line between attraction and duty. But when Sam becomes the target of a shadowy organization, Grady will have to choose between the law and the temptation of a woman who has him breaking every rule he’s ever known.

The job should have been easy, but when the bullets start flying, Sam learns nothing is as easy as it seems when you’re a Gun for Hire.

Genre: Romantic Comedy/Suspense

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


28. Interlude by Jeffery Martin Botzenhart

 
Blurb:  Why are you waiting?

Once Saigon fell, everything would change. Kerry Flynn knew this to be true. Yet, amidst all the chaos and violence, she found heaven within this hell. Wandering away from her hotel one evening, she unexpectedly heard classical music being performed by an adorable Vietnamese boy. After offering to help him when he became lost with the composition's interlude, she met Axel, his Swedish-born instructor. Drawn in by his handsome features and gentle manner, Kerry's infatuation with him leads to an all-consuming love affair.

It was said that in those final perilous days before Saigon fell anything was possible for the right price. For some, they paid with their souls. Kerry paid with her heart. With the fear of no tomorrow looming dangerously close, one thought overwhelmed all. Why are you waiting?

Content Warning: contains sexual situations and references to drug use and wartime violence

Genre: Historical Romantic Thriller

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1



 
Blurb:  To resist living the life one is meant for is to exist as a mere ghost of one’s self. Thus is the dilemma with the collision of the four characters in Resist. The beautiful spy wonders over her true identity after falling spellbound for a handsome young musician, hiding himself away from the torment of his peers. An unwilling assassin, posing as a student, succumbs to the captivating charms of one of his intended victims. Is his target’s identity real or simply an enchanting façade?

Only through escape will these characters find the strength to live their lives unhindered by deceptions, both thrust upon them and self-imposed. However, danger awaits those willing to cross this threshold. Will each one risk all in finding the courage to destroy the walls they have remained hidden behind or will they resist the chance for a life worth living?

Genre: Historical Romantic Spy Thriller

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


30. Daybreak by Jeffery Martin Botzenhart

 
Blurb:  Amidst a world of cyber surveillance and advancing technology of 2035 San Francisco, Sebastian, a teen runaway, innocently access a sophisticated virtual reality program. The breach of this data proves the catalyst in unraveling corporate and government sanctioned deception of the most unimaginable type. And along with his computer hacker friend, Scotty, both are thrust into a dangerous conspiracy, linking them to a source exposing the truth.

Genre: YA Science Fiction Thriller

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


31. Seed of Hope (Covenant of Grace Series Book 2) by Fiona Tarr

 
Blurb:  Sometimes sacrifices must be made....

"It captivates with all the ingredients of a best seller." - Kissablysweet1

"Fiona Tarr has written a very gripping story of love, revenge, and black magic." - Ankita

Rumors of the new King, his young wife and her unborn child have reached Martinez and the former general has been summoned from retirement. The prophet claims the King must seek out the Ark of the Covenant of God and insists Martinez should join him in the quest.

Martinez has reservations and a foreboding feeling, yet he will put aside his personal aspirations, leave his beloved quiet farm life and return to the Capital with a heart burdened with responsibility.

Old enemies will conspire, as the Universe will reunite old friends to save the life of a loved one, to seek out the Ark and to fight to restore balance once more....

Genre: Spiritual Fantasy

Format: ebook
# of copies: 3


32. Two Hearts One Soul by K.C. Sprayberry

 
Blurb:  Can love be rekindled after a lifetime?

Mel dashes Joe’s hopes for marriage when she decides to pursue a career. Thirty years later, retired and without close family, she reunites with her first love.

Genre: Mature Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


33. Escaping Psychiatry 2: The Case of the Swapped Bodies by Olga Núñez Mirét

 
Blurb:  A woman shot dead. No enemies, no motive, only a story about how she swapped bodies with another woman found on her computer. The other woman in the story, the owner of the swapped body, goes into labor and won’t talk.

When FBI Agent Dave Dean asks psychiatrist/writer Mary Miller for her assistance, she doesn’t know that The Case of the Swapped Bodies is not the only mystery in Port Haven. A hit and run, an armed robbery gone wrong and questions about family traditions, priorities and legacies come into play and complicate matters. The line between fact and fiction is more tenuous than anybody realized and suspense is on the menu. 

This is the third book in the Escaping Psychiatry series and it poses new challenges for Mary Miller. And not all the challenges are professional ones. How do you carry on when you’ve survived the unthinkable?


Genre: Psychological Thriller/Mystery

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


34. Angelic Business trilogy by Olga Núñez Mirét

 
Blurb:  The Angelic Business trilogy tells the story of Pink, a 17-year-old girl whose ordinary life gets suddenly invaded by demons and angels telling her she is ‘the elected’ and has the future of humanity, and of Heaven and Hell, in her hands. Or perhaps she isn’t. It depends on whom she believes. Weird things start happening all around her, and her friends and family become possible victims of these paranormal beings. Is Pink the true ‘elected’? And if she is, what will she do about it?
Angelic Business: The Full Trilogy collects the three novels in the Angelic Business YA series, and follows the story of Pink, who is the ‘elected’ to sort out the differences between Heaven and Hell. In Angelic Business 1. Pink Matters, we meet Pink, a 17-year-old girl, good student, articulate and smart. But she has never been the center of attention or reached the top ten list of the most popular and attractive girls at school. When two guys, G and Azrael, suddenly appear, claim to be angels, insist that she is, indeed, ‘special’, fight for her attention and help, and tell her she is the key to the future of the universe, she is quite cynical. But these guys can ‘do’ pretty amazing things, even miracles, so she has to do some thinking. In Angelic Business 2. Shapes of Greg, Pink discovers that demons come in all shapes and sizes, that some celestial and demonical beings can be very stubborn, and manages to save one of her closest friends, Sylvia, from a very dangerous situation, with a little help, both human and otherworldly. But she knows she has to be careful because Hell doesn’t lose gracefully and demons make no favors. Everything comes with a price tag. Angelic Business 3. Pink, Angel or Demon? gets angels and demons really close to Pink’s home. She knows she has to make a decision before somebody decides for her. She does her best to ensure that all her friends and family will be happy, and prepares for the final battle, with some plotting and conspiring in between and even a bit of romance thrown in for good measure.
The battle between Heaven and Hell will be fought by Pink, a 17-year-old girl, who refuses to believe in angels and demons. But if they dare to threaten her friends and family, they’ll really have a fight on their hands...

Genre: YA Paranormal

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1 copy of 3-in-1 book


35. Choice of romantic suspense novels (Desert Deception, Hello Again or Sworn to Protect) by Susanne Matthews

 
Blurbs:

DESERT DECEPTION

Seeing is believing, or is it?

When high-powered Santa Fe attorney Casey Stevens reluctantly returns to Fortune for Gold Rush Days, she is drawn to Cole Walker Junior, but he is no longer the shy, quiet boy she recalls. Then again, Cole isn’t the only one who has changed. The town may be celebrating its past, but someone is trying to destroy its future. A hit and run accident leaves Fortune’s only lawyer in a coma, forcing Casey to choose between helping innocent people and running away once more. Can she face the demons of her past or will they destroy her this time?

Cole Warner has a secret identity, one he’s determined to protect at all costs. The police officer, volunteer firefighter, and part-time store owner, is also popular western novelist, CJ Coleson, who uses Fortune and its people as the inspiration for his books. Having Casey walk into his life turns it upside down. When someone starts using the murders in Cole’s books to stage a killing spree of their own, keeping his secret may be too costly, but admitting the truth could ruin any chance they have for a happily ever after.

As the bodies pile up and the buildings burn down, Casey and Cole have to work together to stop a madman with gold fever before more people die. The answer lies on Superstition Mountain, or is it all a desert deception?

HELLO AGAIN

For Charley Winters love means loss and pain. She’s spent the last five years struggling with her grief. Existing, not living. Drawn to Saskatchewan, she travels west to take the job she’s always wanted. But life gets complicated when she's rescued from a vicious tornado by her dead husband’s double, a man who makes her feel things she hasn’t in years. Add to that a native myth, a shaman, a green-eyed wolf, and her husband’s ghost ... Can she lift a millennia old curse and find joy and love again?

SWORN TO PROTECT

Four years ago, a car accident robbed Nancy Frost of her child and her mother, taking what was left of her marriage with it in the process. A forensic accountant, she agrees to look at a company’s books in a divorce case, trying to find hidden assets, but her meeting with the lawyer goes terribly wrong when the restaurant is attacked.

The moment US Marshal Neil Copeland discovers his wife has been shot in a Baltimore restaurant, he rushes to her side, determined not to let her down again. As the police investigate, evidence suggests the attack was a ploy to hide a specific hit. When a professional assassin tries to kill Nancy a second time, it’s clear that she was the target and whatever’s going on is a lot more complicated than they think.

When Nancy awakes after a month in an induced coma, not only does she not remember the attack on the restaurant, she doesn’t remember marrying Neil.

Faced with the challenge of protecting his wife from a powerful, faceless enemy, Neil must bring her up to date, dredging up all the sorrow that tore them apart in the first place, hoping something will jar her memory.

As he races against time, can he save her from an unknown assassin and convince her to give the love they once had a second chance?

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


36. Going Home by Carole McKee

 
Blurb:  Fifteen years ago Cassie fled her hometown, taking with her an undeserved bad reputation and a broken heart. She reluctantly returns for her father’s funeral and comes face to face with the one who broke her heart. This encounter sends her packing again, only this time it’s not so easy to just leave and forget. Her visit opens old wounds, stokes old flames, and uncovers lies and deceit. It’s showdown time!

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


37. Second Chances by Carole McKee

 
Blurb:  Melanie Thomas believes that sometimes people who are down on their luck just really need that little boost upward to improve their quality of life; and she can provide that. Since she started her tee-shirt embossing shop, she has made a difference in her employees' lives by giving them a new lease on life -- hope -- a second chance. Her employees are grateful and dedicated to her, but someone else wants her property for his own purpose. Things start happening after he approaches her with an offer to buy her building--an offer she immediately turns down. When inspectors start showing up, Melanie believes it's a ploy to force her to sell and she silently laughs about it. But when the building burns, she knows exactly who to accuse. It hurts because she was falling in love with him. It seems everyone needs a second chance now and then.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


38. Maddie’s Garden by Carole McKee

 
Blurb:  Growing up in an unstable home, and then being tossed into the home of her estranged father and his new family, Maddie knows how it feels to be unwanted. All she longs for is a normal family where there is love, peace, and harmony. When she finds the twins hiding in her yard, her heart opens up and love spills all over them. They are running away because their widowed father is going to marry a woman they hate, and they claim she hates them, too. Maddie is taken in by the twins, and soon becomes good friends with their father. She steps in and helps out when he asks her, and she is glad to do it. When Adam has set a date for his wedding, he backs away from Maddie, hoping to give his future wife a chance to bond with his children. It is then Maddie realizes that she is in love with Adam, and her heart breaks. Maddie isn't the only one who is sad. The twins are devastated and resort to drastic measures to get Maddie back. In spite of their sad little faces, the wedding day arrives, and it is up to Adam to make it right.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


39. Heart of a Savage by Lashanta Charles

 
Blurb:  Bailey Ross-O'Malley has spent her whole life catering to others. She used to enjoy it. Until her father died. In an attempt to protect her, her father chose Connor to be her husband, but that was a mistake. Connor was supposed to love her, be her rock – but some rocks need to be tossed as far away as possible. She only has one source of happiness now, her son, and if Connor doesn't get his way, he'll take that joy from her as well.

MMA fighter, Dominic Prince, has only one mission in life: forget his past. Forget the pain, the drama, and the loss of things taken away from him too soon. He's guarded and secretive and that's the way he likes it. He was doing a damn good job of keeping it that way. Until her. Bailey showed up and Dominic’s life became a minefield. He can't decide if he wants to kiss her or shake her, but he does know that he'll fight to keep her safe. He'll be as savage as he is in the octagon, outside of it.

Neither of them wants to accept it happening, but the past has a way of sneaking into the present. Hearts will be shattered and bonds will be broken. Will they survive it?

Genre: Sports Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1

Format: paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1



40. Perfect Odds by Lashanta Charles

 
Blurb:  Callista Brenner refuses to let go of her past. She had her entire life figured out…except, maybe that was only in her mind. Being stood up for her own wedding should be a clue. Regardless, she’s determined to fix this. She just needs a plan and if there’s one thing she’s good at, it’s planning. Her accolades as one of Georgia’s top premiere event planners is proof of that. It doesn’t matter that she’s a whirlwind of clumsy chaos. All she has to do is stay away from the gorgeously irritating Jayce Gilmore and her wedding will be back on track. That’s exactly what she wants. Right? She loves her fiancé. She wants to marry him and start a family. He’s her everything. Or is he?

Jayce Gilmore has somehow let himself be bamboozled. One minute he was enjoying his quiet existence in his home in the outskirts of Victory, NY and the next he was facing his best friend’s wife and promising to be the best man at their wedding, which he also agreed to host at his resort & casino, La Bonne Chance. The introvert in him is questioning his sanity. As if that wasn’t bad enough, his partner has decided he’s taking a three-month hiatus, leaving the business solely in Jayce’s hands. Just when he’s ready to curl into a ball and refuse to leave his room, a chance encounter at an airport has him realizing some things are worth venturing out of your comfort zone for.

Neither of them could have guessed that Callista’s past would decide it wants to be her future and will stop at nothing to make that a reality. Could she accept that maybe her carefully laid plans weren’t as careful as she thought? Will Jayce be able to show her that he’s worth a chance and, together, their oddities can be perfect?

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


41. French Kiss by Serge de Moliere

 
Blurb:  Olivia is an attractive Asian-American actress unsuccessful in either her career or love life. She teaches at a local college where she is attracted to a handsome adult student. Later, she attends an audition for an indie film. She is startled when the director, an unseen shadow in the dark auditorium, commands her to disrobe. His French accent is strangely familiar. Are he and Jean one and the same? Things come to a head when she is summoned for a callback.

Genre: Erotic Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


42. The Winds of Revolution by Mark Conte

 
Blurb:  The haunting love story of a young American sailor who falls in love with a girl battling Batista's evil regime in pre-revolutionary Cuba, this is a fascinatingly accurate snapshot of time and place that will both intrigue and move the reader.

The author has drawn on his own experience of pre-revolution Cuba to set history straight, weaving together fact and fiction. Telling the story of a young American sailor’s ill-starred passionate love for an older woman fighting in Castro’s revolutionary army, historical figures are introduced to paint a graphic picture of the mood of the times and the harsh reality of prevailing living conditions, against which the people of Cuba so valiantly rebelled. The tragedy and the triumph are masterfully set forth, leaving the question as to why the rest of the world so disastrously misunderstood the events that led an entire people to reject the cruelty and abject poverty imposed upon them by a heartless dictator and to wholeheartedly support perhaps the one man who could have united them and saved Cuba for its people.

Fidel Castro's moving speech at his trial under the repressive Batista regime is a graphic testament to a troubled time, but has been largely ignored in the U.S. Included in the fascinating factual section at the back, it makes this book a very important documentary piece, which coupled with the poignant love story at its heart deserves to be read by discerning readers everywhere.

Genre: Historical Romance

Format: paperback (U.S. & international)
# of copies: 1


43. Crazy Love by Rachael Tamayo

 
Blurb:  I love Emily. I know she loves me too, I just need to show her. One day, we will be together forever, I’ll make sure of that. She’s only with this guy she’s been hanging around with to test me, see if I’ll stand true. Emily wants me to fight for her, to see if I can win her. Of course, I will. Once she sees how I’ve been caring for her, all the plans I’ve made, and the lengths I’ve gone to in order to be with her, she will be so proud of me. If only she would stop pretending so I could stop hiding in her attic.

Reach deep into the mind of mentally ill millionaire Noah Burrell as he turns Emily’s world upside down. His deranged love just might be her undoing.

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Format: paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1


44. I Will Never Forget by Elaine C. Pereira

 
Blurb:  I Will NEVER Forget is the powerful true story of the author Elaine’s talented mother's extraordinary journey through Dementia. Through superb stories from Elaine’s childhood, including her controversial name, tales of smokin’ dragons and the feisty teenage years, Betty Ward’s wonderful character is revealed.

Over time, as their relationship evolves and a new paradigm is formed, her mother begins to exhibit goofy behaviors, uncharacteristic verbal assaults and bizarre thinking. The author referees her mom’s fascinating visions of her own mother, Houdini-like escapes and finally a stunning rally to control her own destiny.

This memoir is a heartwarming tribute of love for anyone touched by Alzheimer’s.


Genre: Nonfiction, Personal Memoir

Format: ebook
# of copies: 10

Format: paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 5



45. A bundle of Silk, Snifter of Death, and swag prizes ($10 Amazon gift card, red scarf & Victorian necklace) by Chris Karlsen

 
Blurbs:

SILK

It is the time of Jack the Ripper, the widowed Queen Victoria sits on the throne of England. The whole of London is on edge wondering when or where Jack will kill next. The Palace, Parliament, and the press are demanding the police do more to find him.

In another part of London, rough-around-the-edges war hero, Metropolitan Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone has his own serial killer to find. Interdepartmental rivalries, politics, and little evidence to go on hamper the investigation at every turn. In a battle of wills, Bloodstone presses forward following his instincts in spite of the obstacles.

Adding to those problems, away from the strains of the investigation, he is engaged in the ups and downs of a new relationship with a lovely hat maker.

SNIFTER OF DEATH 

The summer of 1889 was proving to be a strange one for Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner.

They had a sexual pervert loose. The man didn’t actually harm women but threatened them at knife point, fondling them, and ultimately stealing their stockings.

Far more serious were the murders of influential men, which appeared random other than they were all killed by arsenic poison. Never had he and his partner had cases with so little workable evidence.

Also, the rivalry between him and his detective nemesis at London’s other police department was intensifying. That nemesis was the boxing champion of their department and looking to challenge Rudyard, who never trained as a boxer.

Besides Rudyard’s pride being at stake, and the pride of his station, his nemesis also had in his possession a scandalous photograph of the woman Rudyard cares very much for. The new lady in Rudyard’s life had captured his heart and he’d fight the devil himself to save her reputation.

Genre: Historical Suspense w/ Romantic Elements

Format: ebooks and swag prizes (U.S. or international winner)
# of copies: 1 bundle


46. The Garden of Two by Vicki-Ann Bush

 
Blurb:  Charlie Murphy and Lillie Whitman are surrounded by the innocence of young love, and the guileless early twentieth century. They fall deeper into each other, intertwining their very different worlds to create a bond that no one can break.

Or so they thought.

When the dawn of World War I comes to their Long Island town, and personal tragedies begin to spiral the lovers into an abyss of darkness, they must fight to hold on to their love. Knowing their bond will be the only tie that will get them through. From the horrors of Germany's front lines to the emotional battle fields fought at home, Charlie and Lillie must find a way to stay strong, and navigate a path back into each other’s arms. And how a garden, a very special garden, can withstand the coldest of winters and give the ultimate symbol of hope.


Genre: YA Historical Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


47. The Fulfillment by Vicki-Ann Bush

 
Blurb:  Luke Jacob was a typical teenager, who enjoyed all the amenities of being the star quarterback on his high school football team and the local hero. Living in the small town of Boulder City Nevada, life was predictable and comfortable. With graduation soon approaching, his life was on a carefully planned road.

Until he spots a mysterious and beautiful girl in the crowd at one of his games—Mary.

Their lives intertwine and a bond of inseparable love is forged. Discovering a life changing secret that is revealed to them by their parents. It is then, that everything Luke thought about his family, friends and neighbors is shattered. Unearthing a truth that is older than time and greater than anything he could ever imagine.

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


48. Procurement by Vicki-Ann Bush

 
Blurb:  Procurement is a paranormal romance. It is a classic story of the timeless battle between heaven and hell with earth at the core of the conflict.

In the second book of The Fulfillment Series, Procurement continues the journey of Luke and Mary who are now on the run and in hiding. With the help of Lilith and the secret society The Guardians, they are led on a journey to the archangel Michael. There they will learn the plan to defeat Lucifer's soldiers and stop the ultimate evil from claiming earth.

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


49. Swag bundle of bookmarks & rack cards donated by Vicki-Ann Bush


Format: Bookmarks/Rack cards (U.S. only)
# of copies: 5


50. Room 629 by Vicki-Ann Bush

 
Blurb:  Marshall and her friends just wanted a weekend getaway. After four years of college, cramming sessions, late night book vigils and the epiphany of finally knowing what you want to do with your life—or not, they needed a few days to let go and relax. Forty-five minutes away from their home town of Las Vegas, Primm, Nevada, was close enough for their limited schedule and a few days of celebration.

But their carefree weekend quickly crumbles after they witness a young woman standing in the middle of a casino, screaming and bloodied. After security takes her away, the friends begin to unravel a mystery that none of them were prepared for and a horror that would change everything.


Genre: YA Science Fiction

Format: signed paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1



51. Decadent Dreams by Nicole Garcia

 
Blurb:  

Nico

My dreams haunt me. I feel as if I am falling into a pit of impending doom, but even that has not prepared me for the roller-coaster of emotions that flood over me when I'm near Phoenix. I have to keep my distance from her. I need to. It's the only thing I can do to keep from getting hurt again. Staying away from her proves to be a much harder task than I could have ever imagined. She's not only my assistant, she's half my age. She gets under my skin and irritates the shit out of me, yet, one smile, one laugh, and I'm melting into a puddle at her feet. Falling in love with her is a bad idea, a very bad idea because she just may be the one who breaks my heart for good this time.

Phoenix

Nico is my boss. He's demanding, bitter, brooding, and a downright bully at times. But, all that doesn't deter me from him at all because I can see the kindness and compassion in his eyes. I know the secret he's keeping from everyone and why he's so guarded with his heart. I don't care about his secret, nor do I care that he's twice my age. What matters is the undeniable attraction we feel for each other. If only he can just let go of the past and see what's right in front of him.

Genre: Erotic Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


52. Somnus’ Love by Nicole Garcia

 
Blurb:  Lailani is a human who longs for the love she cannot have.

Somnus, the God of Dreams, will never give his heart to another woman again after the death of his first love.

Can their hearts be mended? Or will it be too late to heal the wounds that have scarred them both?


Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance

Format: audiobook
# of copies: 1


53. The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie

 
Blurb:  According to the law of attraction, women and men can’t be friends.

Contrary to this myth, my friendship with Coriander Phillips does not rest on unrequited love or un-actualized lust. We’ve been inseparable since the day I pulled one of her pigtails and she punched me in the gut.
She’s hilarious, fun to hang out with. Together, we’re like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, wings and beer. A match made in heaven.
She’s the bomb.
Did I mention she’s smokin’ hot? I’ve checked her out…maybe once or twice. Hey, I’m a guy.
Seriously, no awkwardness, no secret yearning for our relationship to escalate beyond the purely platonic. I’m the boy friend—the loyal shoulder she cries on, the dispenser of coffee, sympathy, hugs, advice, and affection with no expectations.
Until the invisible line between friends and lovers became blurry.
Now I want more. I want her.
All I have to do is convince her we can be more than friends.
Right?
If only it were that easy.

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


54. Alien Manifesto by T.W. Embry

 
Blurb:  When orphaned ex-Navy S.E.A.L. Thomas Scott decides upon a life of crime, he does not expect to be recruited to join an elite Special Forces operation charged with stealing an alien artifact. Especially a mixed-species alien team headed by inter-galactic billionaire Snarth. The close-knit team soon becomes Tom's family in more senses than one, which complicates matters when the mysterious artifact turns out to hold secrets that may plunge the whole of the known universe into a devastating war...

Genre: Science Fiction

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


55. Bundle of 2 book set of collections – Encounters: Tales Recounted and Reborn & The Ossuary Playground and Other Unexpected Tales by Cyn Ley

 
Blurbs:  

ENCOUNTERS: TALES RECOUNTED AND REBORN

These are the best of the tales—some as they were originally published, some expanded and reimagined. Ranging from social satire to the paranormal, from fight to fright to friendship, these stories touch base on the encounters of the human experience.

Benefits – A new home development is all about location. And what you dig up.

Food Chain – Wildlife documentarians Owen and Nate are in search of a new challenge. But sometimes the largest challenges turn out to be very small.

The Logo Men – What if the Seven Deadly Sins walked into a bar, and nobody noticed?

Rinse, Repeat – All the days are the same now. All because of one date.

Perfect – Sometimes life is as transformative, and as simple, as a holiday gingerbread cookie.

The Tin Foil Hat Society – It’s time for the millennial alien visitation! What could possibly go wrong?

…and other tales of wonder and terror

The reviews:

“Magical, charming, original and captivating”

“Thought-provoking and soul-searching”

“A satisfying and interesting reading experience”

THE OSSUARY PLAYGROUND AND OTHER UNEXPECTED TALES

Remains – The Civil War has long since come and gone on a lonely and forgotten battlefield. What of those who linger there?

Calling You Out – Many a historic house has its ghosts, and the Miller mansion is no exception. For one of them, all he yearns to hear is his own name.

Stilts – A house up in Portland’s West Hills bears a terrible stain and a terrifying manifestation to those who live therein. What will bring peace and solace to them all?

The Ossuary Playground – It remains to children to recall the past, as only children can.

Genre: Fiction, Dramatic Paranormal Collection

Format: ebook
# of copies: 2 bundles


56. Painting Pretoria by Giulietta M. Spudich

 
Blurb:  Paint what you love, says Mrs. Rosa. But what does Anna love? Is it her long-term boyfriend, Justin, who suddenly dumped her to spend the summer in England? Or her uninspiring thesis work in biochemistry? To bring her out of a listless depression, her mom convinces her to go to beautiful Pretoria, Maine, the place of her birth. Through an art summer school, the nourishing Aunt Pat and the support of her two best friends, she begins to find her voice and meets Fernando ... but is that really who she loves? 

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Light Romance/Chick Lit

Format: signed paperback (U.S. & international)
# of copies: 2


57. The Amber Giant by Giulietta M. Spudich

 

Blurb:  Giants aren't real...are they?

When 11-year-old Caroline finds a book describing a mythical creature frozen in ice, all she wants to do is wake him up.
High in the Himalayan Mountains, she will have the chance. But will the Amber Giant be the kind vision from her dreams or something more terrifying?

Genre: Middlegrade Adventure (readers 8-12 years)

Format: signed paperback (U.S. & international)
# of copies: 2


58. Set of Timeless Honor and Timeless Beginnings by Amber Daulton

 
Blurbs:

TIMELESS HONOR

Jaye Ramsey decided to prove to her eccentric grandmother that time travel only existed in movies by vacationing in Bolivia with her friends. When she woke up in Hawksatter, England, 1735—the same town her grandmother supposedly vanished from as a young woman—Jaye found refuge at a hunting lodge but the strapping, reclusive baron who took her in reminded her all too well she was a lone woman at his mercy.

Accused of murdering his newly-wedded wife a decade earlier, Lord Lucas Kenway closed the family farm and shut out the world. He never expected the little spitfire he claimed responsibility for would turn his quiet life upside down. Pushed together by fate and his meddling servants, Lucas wanted Jaye on his own terms and refused to surrender his hardened heart. 

Then a mysterious wise man offered Jaye a way home.

Should she return to the future and the only life she’d ever known, or stay in an uncertain past as a stranger in a new world?

TIMELESS BEGINNINGS

Leonora Harris fled her newly-wedded husband’s home in Georgian England, 1725, and took shelter in a cave during a rainstorm. She woke up in a cold, barren land and a handsome stranger with a mechanical carriage offered her shelter.

Undercover American operative Rodger Ramsey never expected to find a runaway bride in the magnificent Salar de Uyuni. Assigned to Bolivia to investigate Communist activities, he just wrapped up his two-year mission in 1963 and followed his heart to the salt flats one last time.

Sparks flew and attraction sizzled. The lost, stubborn woman kicked his protective instincts into overdrive. Rodger took her home with him, determined to help her before he returned to the States, and Leonora flourished under his guidance. Their hearts intertwined. He wanted her, needed her, but could he truly love a woman who believed she jumped two hundred years in time?

Will they find a way to stay together, despite the obstacles between them, or will Leonora survive in this strange new world alone?

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Format: ebook bundle
# of copies: 1



59. Choice of any book from the Hell Yeah! Series by Sable Hunter

 
Genre: Adult Contemporary Western Romance

Format: ebook (Note: The winner must have a Kindle email address from Amazon.)
# of copies: 1


60. Choice of any book from the Texas Heroes Series by Sable Hunter

 
Genre: Adult Contemporary Western Romance

Format: ebook (Note: The winner must have a Kindle email address from Amazon.)
# of copies: 1


61. Choice of any book from the El Camino Real Series by Sable Hunter

 
Genre: Adult Contemporary Western Romance

Format: ebook (Note: The winner must have a Kindle email address from Amazon.)
# of copies: 1


62. Still Crazy by Diana Rubino

 
Blurb:  Obsessed with ex-girlfriend, Alyssa Tyler, convinced they’re destined for each other, Clay Lynch stalks, pesters and torments her… he creeps up to her bedroom window, he follows her onto planes, he wrecks her wedding by abducting her. His arrest and prison sentence assure her he’s finally out of her life… until his remains are found in the desert and she receives a haunting text message. Is he now stalking her from beyond the grave?

Genre: New Adult Stalker Thriller

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


63. Ain’t No Law in California by Christopher Davis

 
Blurb:  Ain’t No Law in California is a hard hitting post-apocalyptic western, where the bad guys are quick on the draw and the lawmen are even quicker.

Dan Bardwell and his young partner Franklin Curtis allow us to ride along as they traipse across the badlands of the great state of Sacramento in what was once known as California. Decades after a global nuclear war nearly destroys mankind, the two tin star lawmen are tasked with keeping law and order, and will chase outlaws through both Hell and high water to get them. Oftentimes they’ll operate in a gray area of the law just to get their man. 

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Western

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


64. Windward Secrets by K.A. Davis

 
Blurb:  It’s Claire McPherson’s turn to pick the destination for the annual get-away with old college friends. Excited to return to the location of her favorite childhood vacations, Claire unwittingly leads them into danger. Claire, Diane, Jill, and Caroline thought they knew each other until Windward Cottage pulls confessions out of each of them. The house has its own secrets that are revealed when Claire becomes determined to unravel a 50-year-old mystery. Fear, danger, and unexplained events connect the four women to each other and to Windward Cottage. This is a fast paced mystery laced with humor, suspense, and a touch of the supernatural that will make the reader gasp at times and soften their hearts at other times. Three of the women find their futures, and one finds her past. Readers will recognize someone they know in every character while heightening their awareness of a heinous international crime.

Genre: Mystery

Format: signed paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1


65. The Blue Velvet by Kathleen Andrews Davis

 
Blurb:  Emerson McBride is a normal American teenager. She goes to school, plays soccer, and roams the mall with friends. Her life is just like any other 14-year-old’s until she is sent to clean the attic in the old Victorian as punishment for fighting with her younger brother.

Suddenly, she is thrown back in time to a totally foreign world. Frightened, and armed only with dreams of her grandfather, Emerson ventures into the unknown.

How did she get here? Who are these people? Where is she and why is she here? These questions and many more follow Emerson into a new life in a new land.  

Genre: Middlegrade Historical/Time Travel/Mystery

Format: signed paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1


66. Smoke and Mirrors by Kathleen Andrews Davis

 
Blurb:  Walking home from school, 14-year-old Emerson McBride thinks it is just another beautiful autumn day. Little does she know how wrong she is! There’s a secret in the attic of the old Victorian house where she lives, and her best friend, Sarah, has gone up to the attic to look for a Halloween costume. Will the same thing happen to Sarah that happened to Emerson the last time she was in the attic? Will Emerson get home in time to save her friend? This tale of life in an early 20th century traveling circus is both historically accurate and humanly exciting -- an incredible adventure shared by two friends who, for a short while, share another dimension.

Genre: Middlegrade Historical/Time Travel/Mystery

Format: signed paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1


67. The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by Young (Bernard Foong)

 
Blurb:  A prank played upon his fellow students by a young man during a Christmas pantomime performance at his English boarding school.

Genre: A Christmas Pantomime Story, LGBTQ

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


68. The Truth Will Set You Free by Young (Bernard Foong)

 
Blurb:  The Truth Will Set You Free is a section from Debauchery - the triquel to A Harem Boy’s Saga, a provocative story about a young man who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society through his UK boarding school. From there, he was spirited to the Middle East to attend the Bahriji (Oasis) School in The United Arab Emirates in preparation for Harem services for the wealthy elite. 

Genre: Valentine’s Day story, LGBTQ

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


69. Swag bundle of two bookmarks, beaded martini necklace and ‘Martinis with Monica’ tumbler donated by Monica DeSimone

 
Format: bookmarks and other prizes (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1 bundle


70. Blue Lake by Carol Ann Kauffman

 
Blurb:  When widowed Nicole decided to step back into life in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico with Richard, a young handsome British actor who professed his undying love and devotion to her on a daily basis, she mistook his boundless enthusiasm for her as little more than youthful impetuousness. She had no idea where their relationship would take her physically or emotionally. She would find herself in many dazzling international locations, putting her own life on hold, simply to be with him. She had no concept how strong her commitment to him would grow and to what extent she would go to protect him and ensure his safety and wellbeing. And she certainly had no idea the depth of his devotion to her, an unlikely but undeniable love that would span continents and a decade of their lives, entwining them closer and closer, while his career, their families, and other relationships pulled them farther and farther apart. BLUE LAKE is a story of the power of love.

The series, TIME AFTER TIME, follows a pair of quintessential lovers, Richard and Nicole, through their lives together, in different places, in different times, with different names and faces and sometimes even on other planets. This follows the alternative theory that the relationships we forge in this lifetime, both the good and the bad, are continued into the future, and are rooted deeply in our past. Whatever we do, whomever we love, and the good and evil deeds we do today follow us into the future. Unsettled issues will present themselves again and again, until they are ultimately resolved. Those people who have had a profound effect on us in this lifetime will find us again in the future. And although everything changes, love remains.

Books in the TIME AFTER TIME series are: BLUE LAKE, BELTERRA,
The BASLICATO, BENTLEY SQUARE, WAITING FOR RICHARD, and LORD OF BLAKELEY. They do not need to be read in order.

Genre: Romantic Adventure

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


71. Charming Deception by Carol Ann Kauffman

 
Blurb:  Samantha wakes up to a perfect life, with a handsome, attentive husband she doesn't remember. She has it all: a luxury vehicle, designer clothes, beautiful jewelry, and a condo on the beach. But this isn't the life she remembers. As time go by, Samantha discovers she is the object of an elaborate deception, one large enough to include...other worlds, body doubles, time travel, world-hopping, and a galaxy guardian as cold as ice. Is her charming husband in on this deception? 

Genre: Time Travel Romance/Adventure

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


72. January Black Ice by Carol Ann Kauffman

 
Blurb:  Mary Catherine Collier is called to the penthouse apartment of the city’s very rich, most influential lawyer, Detrick Bittmor. He has a very personal assignment for her. It involves a mysterious young man who sits on a park bench every day at noon and stares up at Bittmor’s top floor apartment.

Mary Catherine, or Cat, as she’s better known, has a soft spot for this lawyer with a nasty reputation. There’s something about this old man she likes, and even finds charming.

Detrick Bittmor thinks the young man on the park bench resembles a younger version of himself. He thinks this young man could be his son from an affair he had many years ago with a beautiful New York lawyer. This man could be his only heir.

And old man Bittmor isn’t getting any younger.
 

Genre: Serial Mystery

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1
  

73. Shelton in Love by Dianne Hartsock

  
Blurb:  Shelton is falling hard for his best friend and roommate, finding Nevil's dark good looks and moments of gentleness almost impossible to resist. But Nevil is more interested in affairs of the body than the heart. As Shelton's desire for the man grows, he wonders if he can change Nevil's mind. But does he even want to? Nevil might not stay, once he learns Shelton's secret, and then his loneliness would be complete.

Genre: New Adult Romance, LGBTQ

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1 



74. Neverland Evermore by Sarah J. Pepper

 
Blurb:  

Captain James

It's her mouth—that infuriating, unbecoming mouth of hers that I can't Goddamn stand. Miss Bell twists words around, manipulating them to  suit her needs. She provokes me. Purposely. It sets my blood on fire. I can't stand to be around her, and yet I can't damn well think straight when she's gone. And those sassy lips—Christ, I can't very well behave like a captain when she licks them, giving me the once over. Bloody hell. She'll be my undoing. I know it. She knows it and doesn't deny it either.

Miss Bell

The cheeky bastard. I know better than to fall for men like him—a captain with wildly inappropriate intentions at best. But I can't help myself. Created from evil, I lure abhorrent men to Neverland, an island prison. And Captain James is as corrupt as pirates come. Yet, even as possessive, ruthless and dangerous as he proves time and again, I can't imprison him. He's awakened a desire in me—a desire untamable as the Seven Seas. What we have is dark, addictive and as flawed as each other, but being with him is the greatest adventure I've ever experienced. For once, I have a future worth fighting for, and then a pathetic boy from my past strolls back into my life, threatening to destroy our twisted, perfect life.

Genre: New Adult Fantasy Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


75. A Sibling’s Dilemma by Molly V. Lovell

 
Blurb:  Ellie Kent promised herself that she would always do what she thought was right no matter what.

Cassie Kent promised herself that she would never date a married man. Sometimes promises get broken. 

Sometimes feelings get hurt.

Sometimes friendships collapse. 

Sometimes standards slip. 

And yet, sometimes people overcome their flaws and find love.

A Sibling's Dilemma is a contemporary romance novel that revolves around two sisters: Cassie and Ellie Kent. Cassie is a private detective and Ellie is a recent college graduate. Cassie is hired by Charlie Logan, the CEO of a company specializing in virtual reality games, to spy on Charlie's greatest professional rival--Edric Kensington. This is no easy task--Edric Kensington is known for being as cold and guarded as he is handsome. To successfully infiltrate Edric's company, Cassie needs to have an insider work there. Her shy-and-sweet sister, Ellie, is the perfect fit. When Ellie first works for Edric's company, she is afraid of the cold and aloof CEO, but, over time, she develops romantic feelings for him, just like Cassie develops feelings for Charlie Logan. The two sisters become torn between their friendship with each other and the feelings that they harbor for the handsome CEOs who have stolen their hearts.
 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 2


76. Blackheart by Raelle Logan

 
Blurb:  No memory of his past, sentenced to death for a duel gone horrid, Lochlanaire Blackheart is commanded by King William to hunt Siren Rain. She’s the illegitimate daughter of ousted King James II. In capturing his prey, Lochlanaire must retrieve the ruby signet Siren dons. That jewel is the talisman of King James II, which proves Siren’s ancestry. Lochlanaire, however, is unaware that at the moment he casts sail aboard his ship, Siren’s been kidnapped by his pirate brother, Zore. Lochlanaire must battle this cutthroat for the princess, spinning Siren into his web of treachery. 

Afterward, they’re shipwrecked, entwined in a union of inconvenience when Lochlanaire weds Siren under the witchery of gypsies. Lochlanaire soon enlightens Siren of her true father’s identity. She seduces her captor, desperate to conceive Lochlanaire’s child. She believes he cannot surrender her to die at King William’s hangman’s noose if their blood unites. When Lochlanaire’s stalked by a ghoul slaughtering the pirates aboard his ship, he never realizes that this fiend possesses a wicked secret. Siren must unravel all the Blackheart brothers’ secluded evils and save Lochlanaire, for he threads together a travesty by which to sacrifice himself to King William, all while opposing the two seething brothers who seek his demise for the tragedies reaped in Lochlanaire’s shattered past. 

If Lochlanaire fails to evade the death shroud shadowing his footfalls, Siren will lose the breath-wrenching privateer who is her assassin hunter, the possessor of her lusty soul, and her only love. 

Genre: Historical Romance

Format: paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1


77. Midnight’s Atonement by Isobelle Cate

 
Blurb:  A supernatural war. An alluring journalist caught in the middle. A devouring lust…

Graeme Temple, a supernatural Cynn Cruor warrior, is nearly killed in a brutal siege of the evil Dac Valerian’s fortress on the Isle of Man, when he takes a silver bullet intended for his comrade, Roarke Hamilton. Both Roarke and Graeme are hybrid warriors, part human, part vampire, part werewolf, bred by an ancient alchemist to save humans from Dac’s murderous race of Scatha Crurors.

While on the mend, Graeme never expected to meet Kate Corrigan—an alluring investigative journalist trying to expose a human trafficking ringleader—who kindles in Graeme a devouring lust, a desire to possess, and a need to protect. And Kate never meant to fall so quickly for such a mysterious—not to mention extremely hot—hero, whose attraction she can’t deny, no matter how hard she tries.

Kate is about to expose the councilor responsible for human trafficking when her friends are kidnapped to silence her. Incorrigible, Kate refuses to back down. She looks to Graeme for help—and a steamy affair she can’t resist...

Thrown together, Graeme and Kate find their attraction for each other becomes a passionate conflagration that will not leave them unscathed. But not all is cut and dried. Graeme realizes he and Kate are hunting the very villain he has been searching for—for centuries. He might have to sacrifice Kate’s budding love and devotion to complete his quest.

Will the feelings they have for each other be enough to destroy Dac Valerian and get them through? Will Graeme be the man to break through the walls of Kate’s heart?

***CONTENT WARNING: This story contains adult language and sexual situations and intended for audiences 18+ ONLY***

Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance

Format: signed paperback (U.S. & international)
# of copies: 1


78. Bundle of The Depth of the Spirit and The Breadth of the Soul (Faith, Hope & Love Series) by Linda Lee Williams

 
Blurbs:  

THE DEPTH OF THE SPIRIT

When an accident leaves Thomas crippled and in a wheelchair, he resigns himself to life as a bachelor--not an easy thing for a young man to accept. Then fate drops Margot in his lap. Margot understands the frustrations and challenges of Thomas' disability. She knows the pain of loss. Has serendipity brought Thomas and Margot together? Or has his dead friend's prophecy come true? Only Kayla knows for sure...  

THE BREADTH OF THE SOUL

She doesn't know who she is or why she's come to Colorado Springs. Dustin has no idea why he's met her. Kayla whispers that her name is Ruby--if he can believe the voice of a spirit in the night. Separate tragedies, years apart, form an invisible bond between Ruby and him. A chance encounter over the Holidays? Or a match made in Heaven? Only Kayla knows for sure... 

Genre: Inspirational Romance

Format: ebook set
# of copies: 1


79. Twisted Family Holidays Collection by JR Wirth

 
Blurb:  Twisted Family Holiday Series takes us through some new classic tales for American holidays. The antics in the Christmas books (1 & 5) are particularly entertaining for the whole family, filling us with the literary, Christmas magic we’ve come to love. 

Genre: Holiday Paranormal

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1

Format: signed paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1


80. Code Redhead: Volume 2 (Children’s Cancer Research Fundraiser), Anthology donated by JR Wirth

 
Blurb:  Thirteen of your favorite Best-Selling authors have come together to be part of a fundraising project called Code Redhead – A Serial Novel. Each writer has their own interpretation of the title ‘Code Redhead’. There's a story to satisfy and entertain most every reader in Code Redhead - A Serial Novel. 

REDHEADS HAVE MORE FUN by Sharon Kleve
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

REDHEAD DEAD by Jennifer Conner
Genre: Romantic Suspense 

MOONLIGHT SERENADE by Chris Karlsen
Genre: Historical Romance 

REVEALED by Angela Ford
Genre: Mystery 

REUNITED by Tammy Tate
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Red-HOT by Tina Donahue
Genre: Erotic Romance 

RED SARAH by Carol Ann Kauffman
Genre: Time Travel Romance 

DAY OF THE DEAD by J.R. Wirth
Genre: Suspense/Thriller 

RITUALS by N.D. Jones
Genre: Science Fiction Romance 

THE CLUE OF THE RED TRESSES by Laura Strickland 
Genre: Time Travel Romance 

STARLIGHT KISSES by Sibelle Stone
Genre: A Victorian Love Story 

ONE NIGHT IN LONDON by Kim Knight
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

THE FREEDOM GENE by Ella Medler
Genre: Dystopian

Anthology Genre: Suspense/Erotica

Format: signed paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1


81. In Passing by JR Wirth

 
Blurb:  In Passing has been awarded the Golden Box Books--Readers' Choice Award for Young Adult; Predators and Editors--Readers Poll Top Ten Best Young Adult Book; and was given five-stars from Readers Favorite.

Trying to bring closure to her haunted youth, Mary Elizabeth Stroll's past and present converge during a haunting, day-long interview.

In Passing is a dark, yet romantic, paranormal tale, which thrusts two adolescent suicide victims into a haunting afterlife odyssey where they find love and meaning. The journey leads them to intervene in the lives of other distressed young people, all the while amorous feelings grow. The two are then reunited with their lifeless bodies to search for the truth and their lost love.

Nine years gone, Mary, now in her early twenties, agrees to an interview with a seminary student, Alex Renteria. Alex is completing his thesis on divine interventions, and near death experiences. Mary recalls her extraordinary afterlife adventure during the course of a daylong interview, which quickly morphs into an equally-haunting, parallel adventure.

In Passing flows between first person (narrated by Mary as a youth [Lizzy]) and third person, creating an intense immediacy that will take the reader on a breath-stealing adventure, and race against death; all the while tackling a variety of controversial issues including: suicide, runaways, school violence, abortion, child abuse, substance abuse, et cetera.
 

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


82. Nights Arose by Andrea Roche

 
Blurb:  In a time and place where women are bred to be lambs, Arose has the soul of a tigress.

It is 1693 on the isle of Jamaica, twenty-one-year-old Arose Du Mouchelle is the mixed-race heir to a sprawling sugar plantation. From an old gypsy, she receives a matriarchal heirloom: the Gem of the Red Spirit. She spends years in exile, learning its secrets and mysteries, the most important of which is the ability to enter the Astral Plane. In exchange for her powers, Arose must act as the sentry between this dimension and her world, forcing back the creatures held captive there.

Morel, a voodoo Priestess, covets the Gem. Taking hostage Arose’s family and the port town, she attempts to force Arose to give up the powerful amulet. Morel’s plan is to rule over the evil creatures imprisoned in the Astral Plane, unleashing them upon the rest of humanity.

While evading Morel’s henchmen, Arose collides with Captain St. James, a notorious pirate whom she has already met in a vision. Leery of him at first, he gains her trust after he aids in her escape. She is knocked unconscious and wakes to find she has been had—both he and the opal are gone. However, even if she recovers the opal, she’ll have a bigger decision to make: keep the opal and doom her family, or give it to Morel and let the world fall into a demonic wasteland.
 

Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance

Format: signed paperback (U.S. or international)
# of copies: 2


83. Special bookmarks donated by Andrea Roche

 
Format: signed bookmarks (U.S. or international)
# of copies: 10


84. Franzisca’s Box by Sandra Perez Gluschankoff

 
Blurb:  Mystery, betrayal, murder, and passionate love were things Sofia Lazar only experienced as a movie producer. All of that changed after her grandmother's sudden death when she comes face to face with an unwanted revelation contained in a tattered box. The meager contents of the box take her back to her childhood and the fantastic bedtime stories that Abuela, her grandmother, used to tell her of a heroic warrior girl named Franzisca. Now, two decades later, fragments of Franzisca's stories creep back into Sofia's life, tying Franzisca and her grandmother to an unknown past. With the memories of her childhood bedtime stories to guide her, Sofia sets out to piece together her grandmother's mysterious history, leading her to discover the truth behind her life.

Set against the backdrop of World War II Romania, the immigration of Nazi criminals into South America, the later years of the Military Regime in Argentina during the 1980s, and present-day California, Franzisca's Box is a story of war that ultimately affects three generations of women who will never find peace until they call for a ceasefire in their own wars and surrender to forgiveness and love.


Genre: Historical Fiction

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


85. The Patròn’s Wife by Mark Giglio

 
Blurb:  On a vast plateau above the wild and dangerous Amazon jungle, electrical engineer, Emilio Aguilar, enters a strange and other worldly reality that encompasses a shaman, Alma, the beautiful and unhappy wife who finds escape practicing native rituals to enter her spirit animal, the jaguar.

The patron of this vast coffee and cocoa plantation is the middle aged and forceful Hector Alvarez, a man of fierce beliefs and a rather pragmatic philosophy as to the order of things and what is his. The plateau with its thriving plantation is one of the last original Spanish land grants and has been in the Alvarez family for twelve generations. In order to keep the plantation, the patron, Hector Alvarez, must produce an heir.

Emilio gladly takes this remote engineering assignment, hoping to get over a failed love affair and put his life back on track. For all of his good intentions, Emilio succumbs to a perplexing and unexpected affair. Emilio again finds himself in the arms of a married woman, something he promised himself would never happen again. With blessings from Hector and the eager participation from the love-starved Alma, the affair commences with one small caveat withheld from both lovers. If Emilio and Alma are successful, Hector will kill Emilio, but most honorably, of course.

As the affair grows, so does their love for one another. When Hector can no longer contain his jealousy, Emilio must save Alma. With the help of a shaman and his mind-bending ayahuesco ritual, Emilio travels between reality and the spirit world to rescue Alma from her overpowering spirit animal. After their return to the here and now, they plan their escape from the plateau and an increasingly unstable Hector. The chase begins. If they can make their way through the quicksand and an anaconda infested cienaga they might just make it back to civilization. 

Genre: Supernatural Romantic Thriller

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1

Format: paperback (U.S. only)
# of copies: 1


86. Western Song by Leigh Podgorski

 
Blurb:  Contemporary Western Love Story about a bull riding rancher and his deceased best buddy’s Thai immigrant mail order bride. As she discovers the power of freedom, he discovers he’s lost his heart. 

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 2


87. Seduction en Pointe by Gemma Snow

 
Blurb:  When successful TV star of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Nicco Castillo, finds his boyfriend in bed with another man, he goes full-on Hollywood trainwreck that lands him in the ER. Next thing he knows, the producers are shipping him off to Paris to shape up and learn to dance for the next season’s story arc. But his incredibly tempting Parisian ballet instructor, Isabelle La Croix, makes that all too difficult, especially when he learns about her decadent desires--desires Nicco is all too pleased to indulge in. Against the ballet barre, the balcon railing, and wherever and for however long Isabelle is willing to have him.

Genre: Erotic Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


88. Hell Hath No Fury by Annabelle Anders

 
Blurb:  To keep the money, he has to keep her as well…

Cecily Nottingham has made a huge mistake.

The marriage bed was still warm when the earl she thought she loved crawled out of it and announced that he loved someone else.

Loves. Someone else.

All he saw in Cecily was her dowry.

But he’s in for the shock of his life, because in order to keep the money, he has to keep her.

With nothing to lose, Cecily sets out to seduce her husband’s cousin, Stephen Nottingham, in an attempt to goad the earl into divorcing her. Little does she realize that Stephen would turn out to be everything her husband was not: Honorable, loyal, trustworthy…Handsome as sin.

Stephen only returned to England for one reason. Save his cousin’s estate from financial ruin. Instead, he finds himself face to face with his cousin's beautiful and scorned wife. He isn’t sure what to do first, strangle his cousin, or kiss his wife. His honor is about to be questioned, right along with his self-control.

Amid snakes, duels and a good catfight, Cecily realizes the game she’s playing has high stakes indeed. There are only a few ways for a marriage to end in Regency England and none of them come without a high price. Is she willing to pay it? Is Stephen? A ‘Happily Ever After’ hangs in the balance, because, yes, love can conquer all, but sometimes it needs a little bit of help.
 

Genre: Historical Romance/Comedy

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


89. Chergui’s Child by Jane Riddell

 
Blurb:  Olivia is recovering from a traumatic event five years earlier, when she is summoned to the bedside of her dying aunt, Dorothy. Shortly afterwards, she learns that her aunt has left her a large sum of money and a letter containing a startling revelation. From Morocco to London to the south of France, this is the story of one woman’s journey to make her life whole again. 

Genre: Psychological, Literary Fiction

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


90. Daughters of the Lake by Jane Riddell

 
Blurb:  Daughters of the Lake is a contemporary tale of love, betrayal and regret, set amidst Swiss mountains and lakes. Madalena summons her family to celebrate her hotel's fortieth anniversary, unaware that they are living with devastating secrets. As time passes, tensions rise, and the evening of the celebration turns into a nightmare. Is this the end of the family or can they survive such an emotional catastrophe?

Genre: Contemporary/Quiet/Literary/Accessible Fiction

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


91. Sleep, Savannah, Sleep by Alistair Cross

 
Blurb:  The Dead Don't Always Rest in Peace

Jason Crandall, recently widowed, is left to raise his young daughter and rebellious teenage son on his own - and the old Victorian in Shadow Springs seems like the perfect place for them to start over. But the cracks in Jason’s new world begin to show when he meets Savannah Sturgess, a beautiful socialite who has half the men in town dancing on tangled strings.

When she goes missing, secrets begin to surface, and Jason becomes ensnared in a dangerous web that leads to murder - and he becomes a likely suspect. But who has the answers that will prove his innocence? The jealous husband who’s hell-bent on destroying him? The local sheriff with an incriminating secret? The blind old woman in the house next door who seems to watch him from the windows? Or perhaps the answers lie in the haunting visions and dreams that have recently begun to consume him.

Or maybe, Savannah herself is trying to tell him that things aren’t always as they seem - and that sometimes, the dead don’t rest in peace.

“SLEEP SAVANNAH SLEEP hooks you with a small-town atmosphere that quickly turns ghostly cold. Beware a plethora of twists and turns …” – Michael Aronovitz, author of Alice Walks and Phantom Effect
 

Genre: Paranormal Murder Mystery

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


92. Christmas Chills & Thrills Collection by Tammy Tate

 
Blurbs:  

OFF-DUTY CHRISTMAS

Devastated at losing her parents at eighteen, she continues to mourn their death. Kaitlyn buries herself in her work, dispatching for the Cedar Creek Police Department. When holidays roll around, she works harder. If anyone attempts to get close romantically, she pushes them away refusing to love again. That’s before Bryce, the handsome new Texas Game Warden comes to town vowing to change everything. Will he succeed in rocking her world, or will she also push him away? 

CARIBBEAN CHRISTMAS

As a real estate agent in the Virgin Islands, Kendra Dawson enjoys summer all year around with beautiful Caribbean waves and white sandy shoreline just outside her condo. Although living next door to the handsome and successful Richard McNeil with only an occasional nod or one-word greeting has been exasperating. Finally, three weeks before Christmas they ride the elevator to their sixth-floor and after a brief conversation, a relationship starts to blossom. Now that she’s fallen in love with him, she must debunk the rumor that could prevent them from being anything but friends. Richard accompanies her to New Orleans after she discovers that her long lost uncle, who she hasn’t seen since she was four, has passed away. To comply with his will, she and her mother must stay the weekend at his haunted estate. Who knew her witty but ghostly Uncle Morgan would be lurking in the shadows? 

THE CHRISTMAS CRUISE

Despite planes and ships disappearing in the legendary Bermuda Triangle for decades, Ally takes a cruise with friends from Miami to Bermuda. It takes them deep into the heart of the North Atlantic. She soon learns motion sickness is the least of her worries. Right away, she’s drawn to Brad, the head of security, only he’s arrogant and obnoxious, and she decides she wants nothing to do with him. Then the cruise ship encounters an eerie green mist that sends them back in time to a deserted island. She and Brad must pull together to survive a dangerous storm, a waterspout, and evil pirates. As their relationship grows, they must confront the biggest threat of all…their feelings for each other. 

Genre: Holiday Mystery and Paranormal Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


93. RAVE (3-in-1 book) by Tammy Tate

 
Blurb:  A time travel romance series about two people that risk everything to be together. A modern day girl learns to stay alive in 1812 in a hostile Indian environment. The Sioux warrior returns with her to adapt to the twentieth century with present day conveniences and laws. One thing is inevitable. Ill-tempered men are always willing to break the rules for their own personal gain. In both worlds, survival becomes the ultimate goal. Everything else becomes secondary.

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Format: 3-in-1 ebook
# of copies: 1


94. Valentine Vision by Tammy Tate

 
Blurb:  Valentine's Day is approaching and Tori signs a five-year modeling contract with a high-end perfume manufacturer. The ink isn't even dry when she's thrown through the windshield in a horrific car accident. Despite a deep laceration to her face, the doctors say it's a miracle she's alive.

Tell that to a Dallas girl who was on her way to becoming America's next top model.

With her funds dwindling, Tori scans the classifieds for a job. Preferably, one that doesn't require a pretty face to sustain a decent wage. One ad stands out among the others. A Personal Assistant to the blind son of an oil tycoon. What more could she ask for?

Tori didn't expect her new boss to be witty, buff and extremely handsome. Mark didn't expect to be captivated by his new assistant's gutsy mindset. When his eyesight is restored, will Tori still be the desirable woman he envisioned? Or, will tragedy strike twice for the ex-model?

Genre: Valentine’s Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


95. The Homecoming by Tammy Tate

 
Blurb:  Sydney is half human, half wolf, and has fallen in love with Kyle, a full-fledged shifter who for the last six months has been appearing in her dreams.

The next full moon, Sydney makes her first shift from human to wolf. The transformation won’t be easy. Thanks to her human genes, it could leave her disfigured. Or, worse. Dead.

Edward knows he can't rush Sydney to the hospital if something goes terribly wrong, so he sends his only daughter to live with his late wife’s wolf clan deep in Louisiana’s alligator infested bayou. Despite holding Edward responsible for her sister’s death, Susan agrees to help.

Sydney learns Kyle is in Bayou Fontaine. But, for the sake of the pack, the council has already chosen Emily as his mate. The relentless she-wolf will stop at nothing to claim what is rightfully hers and teams up with Kyle’s twin brother, Justin, who’s hell bent on revenge.

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


96. Silent Fear by Lance and James Morcan

 
Blurb:  Detective Valerie Crowther is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at a university for the deaf in London. The murder investigation coincides with a deadly flu virus outbreak, resulting in the university being quarantined from the outside world. When more deaf students are murdered, it’s clearly the work of a serial killer. The stakes rise when Valerie becomes the killer’s next target and the deadly virus claims more lives.

Genre: Crime Thriller

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1

Format: paperback (U.S. & international)
# of copies: 1


97. Into the Americas by Lance and James Morcan

 
Blurb:  INTO THE AMERICAS (A novel based on a true story) is a gritty, real-life adventure based on one of history’s greatest survival stories. It was inspired by the diary entries of young English blacksmith John Jewitt during his time aboard the brigantine The Boston and also during his sojourn at Nootka Sound, on North America's western seaboard, from 1802 to 1805.

Written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The World Duology and The Orphan Trilogy), INTO THE AMERICAS is a tale of two vastly different cultures – Indigenous North American and European civilization – colliding head on. It is also a Romeo and Juliet story set in the wilderness.

Nineteen year-old blacksmith John Jewitt is one of only two survivors after his crewmates clash with the fierce Mowachaht tribe in the Pacific Northwest. A life of slavery awaits John and his fellow survivor, a belligerent American sailmaker, in a village ruled by the iron fist of Maquina, the all-powerful chief. Desperate to taste freedom again, they make several doomed escape attempts over mountains and sea. Only their value to the tribe and John’s relationship with Maquina prevents their captors from killing them.

As the seasons pass, John ‘goes Indian’ after falling in love with Eu-stochee, a beautiful maiden. This further alienates him from his fellow captive whose defiance leads to violent consequences. In the bloodshed that follows, John discovers another side to himself – a side he never knew existed and a side he detests. His desire to be reunited with the family and friends he left behind returns even stronger than before.

The stakes rise when John learns Eu-stochee is pregnant. When a final opportunity to escape arises, he must choose between returning to civilization or staying with Eu-stochee and their newborn son.

INTO THE AMERICAS has been adapted to a feature film screenplay and is in early development with Morcan Motion Pictures.


Genre: Historical Romantic Adventure

Format: ebook
# of copies: 1


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  1. My favorite genres are: paranormal romance, cozy mysteries, fantasy, sci-fy, and historical romance. Baby_dragon_02@bellsouth.net

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    1. It was post to be Sci-fi, not Sci-fy. I am always up to trying new genres also.

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  2. My favorite genre is paranormal romance. I also like historical romance as well. My email is svannort@live.com. :)

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  3. My favorite genres are paranormal, paranormal romance, romance & suspense
    My email is victorino.debbie@gmail

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  4. Congratulations on 400 posts and such a gathering of authors! I enjoy historical fiction and non fiction best. My email is wordsforpeople@gmail.com.

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  5. I'm a book junkie and I read all genres! I devour them all! I love my ebooks, but I'm also old school and there's nothing better than the physical form of holding a paperback and turning those pages! Congrats on your 400th post and what an amazing giveaway! Thanks to all you awesome authors and your donations! My email address is bw2323bro@yahoo.com

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    1. I love reading books! I love historical fiction, mystery, good romance, paranormal fantasy, suspense, memoirs. I just read all the time! Hey, congratulations on your 400th post. That's awesome! I appreciate all the books posted here by so many authors. They all sound amazing! My email address is .... spitzerpj@yahoo.com

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  6. Wow! I'm a massive LGBTQ fan. Erotic, Time Travel, and Multicultural are all enjoyable and thrillers and romantic suspense are great. memorablebooks@yahoo.com

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  8. I read different genres. My interest was grabbed by "Marriage Made Me Do It" "The Pool Boy's Beautitude" "Blue Vision" "the Boyfriend" and "Valentine Vision."

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  9. Wow! Such a great variety of books. I would love to read any of them. Kookykat568@gmail.com

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    1. Randi, please give us an email address where we can contact you. Otherwise, if you win a book, it will be impossible to send your prize. Thanks!

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  11. Thanks for the chance to find out about so many authors! I am particularly on a m/m romance kick right now. I appreciate all of the hard work you have all done to set this up and the generosity of the authors! I will try to help spread the word! elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I like mysteries, crime thrillers, and cozies. I'd really like Tales of Masks and Mayhem.

    My email is: glen.hurlbut95993@gmail.com

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    1. I love to read almost anything except erotica and romance. Congratulations on reaching such an amazing milestone! My email is kirvay@gmail.com

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  13. I enjoy pulp fiction, mysteries, and science fiction. I am interested in Tales of Masks & Mayhem Volume 1 (anthology), donated by Tom Johnson. yes_mcduck[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  14. I loved romance - contemporary to erotic. Thanks for the chance. Congrats, Marie! ekk52281@hotmail.com

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    1. Marie, congratulation on another great project. I know this went well, it had to with so many great books offered from such talented writers. Although I don't have a lot of time for more reading, I would like to help in some way. If T.W. Enbry's ALIEN MANIFESTO has not been asked for, I would love to read and review it. My email is fadingshadows40@gmail.com Good luck with all the other books. I just don't have time for everything.

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  15. Hi, the only thing I really don't care for is SiFi and historical. I love romance, erotica, paranormal and mystery. Hrouth21219@hotmail.com

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    1. Heather, I tried to email you, but it got sent back as undeliverable - mailbox unavailable. Can you please provide a different email instead?

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  17. Thanks for your participation, everyone. Winners have been chosen and prizes sent out. Check your emails for notifications from the authors, though a few prizes will be delivered through snail mail. With any free book, please consider writing and leaving a review on Amazon, Goodreads or other bookseller purchase page. Congratulations to all the winners, and to the authors for their awesome donations! ♥

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