If You Like “The Blacklist”….

…you might like my 1990 novel, The Unicorn’s Daughter, originally published by Berkley Books as A Time for Legends, reissued last year by Creativia. Cover by Collin. The ebook is only $.99 now through August 31st!

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From Publishers Weekly

Beishir ( Angels at Midnight ) pens a winner with this gripping thriller. Jaime Lynde’s father has been missing for 19 years, and when she learns of his covert career in the OSS and the CIA, she becomes convinced that he is alive and his whereabouts concealed for sinister reasons. The plot elements are familiar: obfuscating CIA operatives; an agent who vanishes into deep cover; an elaborate official cover story; and people who begin to die under mysterious circumstances. But Beishir’s galloping pace revitalizes these standbys, and she confidently builds to a revelatory and spellbinding finale. And in the midst of all the intrigue, a romance develops for Jaime–but the sex is more slow burn than Beishir’s trademark high sizzle, as if Beishir herself was too involved in the moves and countermoves of espionage to concentrate on bedroom dramas.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

 

Better Late Than Never? Not Always….

It’s probably pointless to post this, being the last day of the promotion, but what the heck? Why not?

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I’ve been preoccupied with family matters (my son and collaborator has been making regular trips to the hospital and orthopedic surgeon–fortunately, the news isn’t nearly as bad as it could have been), so I have a good reason for forgetting to post the latest promo for The Unicorn’s Daughter. If you haven’t read it but would like to, the ebook edition is still available on sale at Amazon until 11:59 Pacific Time tonight.

Even without me tooting my own horn, it’s not doing too badly….

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To Prequel or Not to Prequel…That is the Question….

Years ago, when I was just starting to write Chasing the Wind, I got some interesting responses from people in publishing, some of whom I’d known for years. One agent to whom I showed the synopsis told me it was a movie, not a novel. I considered writing it as a screenplay, but as I’ve said before, selling your book to Hollywood is a lot like putting a baby up for adoption. If you ever do see it again, you probably won’t recognize it. Unless you’re J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Suzanne Collins or a few other top authors, you sign away all control of your work when you sell it to Hollywood. And if you’re a screenwriter, if you want to maintain control of your work, you’d better also be the director.

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But I’m getting off track here. It was also suggested that Chasing the Wind should be the second book in the trilogy. One agent told me she thought I should start much earlier in the storyline–go back to the beginning, to the birth of Andrew Stewart; to his troubled young mother, who made a deal with the devil to provide for her child; to the wealthy Brit she married, who had also made a devil’s bargain to save his failing business; to the egomaniacal scientist who carried out illegal experiments in human cloning, whose interest in young Andrew began long before the boy became his protege. And then there was Andrew himself, who, after his mother’s death, was deeply troubled and shut down his emotions in a bid to avoid ever being hurt again. Andrew’s mother dies early on, and Andrew himself is a bit of a jerk as he grows up. So how was I going to make any of these people sympathetic? How could I get readers to care enough to read the story to the end and actually like it?

I’d had this problem with Final Hours. I understood Jamie, the protagonist in that novel, and so did some of the readers, according to the reviews–but they either loved him or hated him.

So the untitled Chasing the Wind prequel has remained on the back burner for years. I’ve revisited it several times, trying to figure out how to make it work–most recently this week, when I discovered there was now a TV version of the Damien Thorn character from The Omen movies. Damien, as anyone who’s seen the movies knows, is most definitely not a sympathetic character.

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Again, I asked myself if my prequel could work. I mentioned it to my partner in crime, William Kendall, who suggested a prequel to The Unicorn’s Daughter might be a better idea. I gave it some thought. He’s right. There is a story there to tell, and though James Lynde came off as having ice water for blood in the early chapters of that novel, his backstory would make him a sympathetic character. And World War II Europe would definitely make for an interesting backdrop (Judith Krantz’s Mistral’s Daughter, one of my all-time favorite novels, was partially set in that time period in France),

Will I write either prequel? I still have five unfinished projects waiting to be written, so who knows?

And Now, Another Word From Our Sponsor….

Hope that didn’t make you make a quick exit!

Today, I have a special promotion for The Unicorn’s Daughter. The Kindle edition is available now through March 6th for $.99. And I’ve just posted an excerpt of the first draft of the sequel, The Ides of March, at Write On by Kindle, if you’re interested in seeing what Jaime’s been up to since 1986….

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First, Second and Third Signs of the Apocalypse?

Something major happened yesterday, though most of you aren’t aware of it: a manuscript was completed and two new covers began to take form.

Not a big deal, you say? Happens every day? Sure…but not for me. I can admit it now–I hadn’t finished a book since 2009, and wasn’t sure I ever would again. Though I don’t have grand mal seizures, what I do have has been enough of a headache (literally) to make me wonder if I’d ever publish another book. I could get started, sure–but nothing ever got finished. My brain just wouldn’t cooperate for very long. On the good days, I could write a grocery list if it wasn’t a long one. I might be able to churn out a short letter or write a blog post or do Facebook posts…but nothing that required any serious degree of thought. It just wasn’t there. My muse, like Elvis, had left the building.

I’ve been praying a lot. I knew God could fix me, and if He didn’t, it would be because this wasn’t the route He wanted me to take. I struggled. Then, yesterday, a miracle happened (at least it was a miracle to me). I realized I was really, really close to completing Sam’s Story and at least halfway through Riding Out the Storm. I had outlined three books in the Unicorn’s Daughter series and had a good grip on Superhero in Training. How had this happened without me realizing it?

I was so close, no way was I going to stop now. I put everything else aside and kept writing until I made it to that last page of Sam’s Story. Okay, there was a little bit of cheating involved there–the last scene was written months ago. I write like I’m assembling a patchwork quilt. I do it in pieces, and not always in order. Anyway, I was finished! Sure, there’s a good degree of fine-tuning to be done, but I finished an entire manuscript!

Then I realized I needed covers and I needed them pronto. I want to post the first few chapters of the second Unicorn’s Daughter book and Superhero in Training at Wattpad to (hopefully) generate reader interest. Getting Collin to do that was going to take some major nagging. He once wanted to start a business in creating covers and advertising materials for authors, and he got off to a great start. He was even a semi-finalist in a cover design contest. The problem is that most indie authors can’t afford a professional cover artist, and he couldn’t do it for free. He’d spent a lot of money on the programs and tools he uses to create those covers, and it’s also time consuming. He still does my covers, of course, but his heart’s not in it anymore. He has to be pushed.

I pushed. And the result? They, like my manuscript, still need some tweaking, but here they are!


Back Cover Blurb:

She is her father’s daughter.

Living up to a legend isn’t easy. Sometimes, it’s impossible. Jaime Lynde rejected all attempts to recruit her to fill her late father’s spy shoes–until 9/11. Realizing the world was now at war with an enemy who fought not on the battlefield, but in our own backyards, on our own streets, she joined the fight–even though the personal cost would be the one thing that mattered most to her. Finally, she understands the sacrifice her father had made so many years ago….

As a rookie intelligence operative, she makes a startling discovery in a chance conversation with a longtime colleague. Is it possible someone within our own government is plotting to kill the President of the United States?


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Charlie’s a talented artist running a comic book store–and running away from her troubled past….

Will is about to get his PhD in psychology but secretly wants to be a comic book writer–if he can find an artist….

And then there’s Tuffy…. 

Tuffy’s a pitbull with a drinking problem. Most weekends, he ends up sleeping it off at the local pound–but when his human is killed by a mugger, he becomes the unlikely sidekick of a mysterious vigilante who’s come to watch over the quirky residents of the small Midwestern college town….

If only AA would accept him, maybe Tuffy could clean up his act….
And then there’s Sam’s Story–the finished manuscript. The book could be available as early as Christmas. We’ll see. That would be nice, but I’m not rushing it. Better to do it right than to do it fast….

Back Cover Blurb:

Hi–my name is Sam. This is my story. Not that the title doesn’t make that obvious.

Actually, there are two of us. The first Sam came to my rescue when, alone and frightened in a pet shop, I didn’t know where I was going or if I’d be happy and cared for when I got there. He’s been my spirit guide through good times and bad in my twenty-one years in this world, after leading me to my human family. Well, some of them are human. One is a potbellied pig with an attitude. Two are dogs, one a bit of a curmudgeon, the other good-hearted but not always the sharpest tool in the shed. There are rabbits–four in all.

I’m telling my story in the hope that it will help you humans out there understand how we–birds, dogs, cats, pigs, and other critters–think feel and love. Mostly, I want to make those of you who think we’re disposable to think twice before abandoning us or leaving us at shelters where we will almost certainly die alone and sad. We feel, we love, just like you do. We want to be part of your family….

So…what do y’all think?

Making a Course Correction (Again)

For the past several months, I’ve been working on two projects outside the realm of my writing experience. One is my memoir, focusing on the darkest period in my life–a riches to rags account of my journey from bestselling author to homelessness and back. The other is a memoir of sorts of my parakeet, Sam, and his observations on life and living with humans. Though I plan to publish both as books, I’ve decided to test the waters first. Reader reviews on Amazon can be brutal, and I must confess that I don’t have the requisite writers’ thick skin with regard to these two projects that I’ve developed with my novels.

What to do? After giving it some thought, I’ve decided to launch both as blogs, posting a couple of chapters per week. If reader response is positive, then they’ll also be published as books via Amazon.

 
As for my novels, I’ve found that The Unicorn’s Daughter is far and away my best seller, selling more than twice as many books as all of my other novels combined. Even a recent free ebook promotion that included four of my novels yielded similar results worldwide.

For some time now, I’ve been looking for an idea that would provide me with the opportunity to write the type of books Janet Evanovich writes: novels full of action and humor, with protagonists who can carry a series…and I think I’ve finally found them.

I’ve already developed plots for two novels focusing on Jaime from The Unicorn’s Daughter and Darcy from Chasing the Wind–both divorced photojournalists, one a spy as well–using stories taken from today’s headlines. 

This should be fun….

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Here are the links to the new  blogs. They’re at WordPress, and comments are welcome!

My Memoir 

Sam’s Story


Now Let’s See…Where Did They Leave Off?

Looks like there’s going to be a sequel to The Unicorn’s Daughter!

I’d been playing around with the possibility for a while now. I’d even come up with a plot and wrote a few chapters. I teamed her with Darcy from Chasing the Wind. The only thing I didn’t have was a title. But I really wasn’t sure I’d go ahead with it until, after months of not checking in on my product pages at Amazon, I decided to see if there was anything new. These are the latest of twenty-one reviews there…. 


4.0 out of 5 stars Great story, May 13, 2014
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Denise A Guttendorf – See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Unicorn’s Daughter (Kindle Edition)
The story was captivating, but I was a little disappointed in the ending. I wish the book was just a little longer. I want to know what happened next.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great writer, May 8, 2014
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Annette Irizarry “Aries” (Cherokee, NC USA) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Unicorn’s Daughter (Kindle Edition)
Have and own every one if her books, Every lover if good writing and interesting tales will love her books.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great mystery, April 29, 2014
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CJ Hackett – See all my reviews
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Just when I thought I knew how the storyline was progressing, there was a new twist. The author is a great mystery writer. I found the book hard to put down.

5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps you on the edge, January 19, 2014
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Jamie Laing – See all my reviews

This review is from: The Unicorn’s Daughter (Kindle Edition)
Very interesting to read. Never the type of book I would have normally picked up. Kept me guessing til the very end.

Now, I’m about to publish a memoir, as well as the “memoir” of my parakeet, Sam, which were to be followed by some romantic comedies. The Chasing the Wind sequel, An Army of Angels, along with this sequel, were on indefinite hold. But now that I see these reviews….

And speaking of reviews, be sure you check out William’s review of The Untouchables over at his blog, as well as the latest from his photoblog, Eve’s poem about talent  and Grace’s photos of Baba Yaga houses….

Love is in the Air…and Hilary’s Doing Another Book Giveaway!

Wow…I’m really behind on blogging! But I do have a valid excuse. I’ve been working on Sam’s Story, which is turning out to be a longer book than I expected. So much for making that February 17th deadline. But I should have it ready to go by the end of February. In the meantime, my friend, fellow blogger and author Hilary Grosman is having another great book giveaway for Valentine’s Day, and I’m participating again. Be sure you check out the contest at her blog, Feeling Beachie. If you see anything you like, my book included, be sure to enter!

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HERE ARE THE BOOKS!

Book Name: DANGLED CARAT Author Name: HILARY GROSSMAN #pages: 281

goodreads Hilary had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc. They had a great relationship—why rush into things? But after four years together, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn’t ready—and their friends’ meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year’s Eve that brought their relationship to a turning point. In this relatable, playful memoir, Hilary reminisces about her life before Marc—from the awkward teenage years to her early relationships and, finally, to the day she met Marc and realized that she really wanted to see him again. Through the ease of their early time together up until that fateful New Year’s Eve, Hilary shares the details and considers how Marc’s inability to commit led her to find an inner strength and confidence she didn’t know she possessed. For anyone who has ever dated a commitment-phobe, who has found their patience wearing thin, or who has sat around wondering if he is ever going to pop the question while trying to remain the picture of patience and grace, Hilary’s humorous and honest story will hit home. Available on Amazon, Ebook $2.99, paperback $9.43

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Book Name: OUT TO LUNCH
Author Name: STACEY BALLIS
#pages 417

out to lunchJenna has lost her best friend.With Aimee gone so tragically young, Jenna barely knows where to turn. Aimee was the one who always knew what to do—not to mention what to wear. The two built a catering company together and had so much in common—well, except their taste in men. Jenna never understood what the successful, sophisticated Aimee saw in Wayne, with his Star Wars obsession and harebrained business schemes.

And gained her best friend’s husband…But Aimee has left a shocking last request: Jenna now has financial custody of the not-so-merry widower. True, Wayne needs someone sensible around to keep him under control, but what was her dear departed friend thinking? The thing is, as she gets to know Wayne better, his latest moneymaking idea actually starts to intrigue her. Her attractive new lawyer boyfriend doesn’t approve of it—but then, Wayne doesn’t approve of her attractive new lawyer boyfriend. Now Jenna has to figure out what direction her life is going to take next. And she can’t help asking herself: What would Aimee do?

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble , Kobo Ebook $7.99, Paperback $10.74
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Book Name: A WOMAN LOST
Author Name: T.B. MARKINSON
# pages 241
womanlostElizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees. Even though Lizzie insists her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her? Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie. Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets?

Available Amazon. Amazon UK ebook: $2.99, Paperback $8.99

Book Name: CHASE
Author Name: JILL KNAPP-ZITRON
#pages 205
ChaseThe question that 23-year old Amalia Hastings wants the answer to is: What happens to men when they move to Manhattan? Life in the city gives Amalia a ride she is not expecting. As she tries to find her way on the little island that never sleeps, she discovers she has a harder time navigating through life then she does the streets of Greenwich Village and finds herself truly lost in the complex world of men, graduate school, money, family, and friendship. She thought she had everything she wanted – a new apartment in Manhattan, a first-rate education at NYU, a group of trusted friends and Nicholas, a boyfriend who she once believed was her soul-mate. But somehow, it isn’t enough. Stumbling through her relationships, Amalia encounters Michael. An attractive classmate who quickly moves from being one of her close friends, to an inconsistent friend-with-benefits. After all, the only thing consistent about New York is its beauty. After getting terribly lost searching for love in all the wrong places, Amalia finds herself torn between the possibility of a relationship, and an adventure she’s been planning all along. She eventually realizes that solely chasing love closes her off to all of the other good things life has to offer. Now she must decide – what is worth the chase? Chase is the debut novel from author Jill Knapp-Zitron and the first in the Chase series of novels
Available Amazon, Barnes & Noble ebook $7.99, paperback $14.99
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Book Name: THE GUARDIAN
Author Name: SARA MACK
#pages 326
Guardian final_coverTrue love never dies. Emma Donohue begs to differ. When a late night accident claims the love of her life, Emma secludes herself in memories of James.  In his sandy brown hair and clear blue eyes.  In their innocent first kiss and declarations of love.  In their plans for a life together after college.  But happy dreams can’t rid her of the guilt she carries.  She can’t erase her actions the night he died.  She can’t erase her reaction at his funeral.  And she can’t erase the hollow void that fills her chest and consumes her heart. The first time Emma hears James’ voice, she’s astounded.  It sounds as if he’s standing right beside her, and she fears her shattered heart is trying to drive her mad.  But, as she continues to hear the voice, she finds comfort in it.  With the help of her best friend Shel and handsome newcomer Dane, she tries to move forward and start living again. Until the voice in her head turns out to be more.  So much more. You know what they say.True love never dies. Available Amazon, Barnes & Noble Ebook $0.99, paperback $9.99

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Book Name: GOOD INTENTIONS Author Name: KATHRYN R. BIEL #pages 307 GOOD INTENTIONS Option A6 Maggie Miller is about to start her life in Boston. She’s done with grad school and has a good job as a pediatric physical therapist. Maggie sees herself as plain and ordinary, nothing remarkable. She doesn’t see that surviving a horrific car accident that killed her mother and brother as anything special. She’s had bad taste in men and is jaded, and has decided to lay low while she focuses on her career. Matt Slavin is Maggie’s best friend from college. He has an atrocious girlfriend, who hates Maggie for no reason. But he also has this good friend from home. Ryan Milan is a drop-dead gorgeous young attorney who, despite significant reservations, has relocated to Boston to start his career as a prosecutor. He is good at reading the people he’s prosecuting, but cannot read women. Maggie and Ryan dance around each other, never sure of where the other stands. After months of push and pull, they finally realize that the other is actually interested. After finally getting together, they are pulled apart by Ryan’s family tragedy, and he is unable to return to Maggie. Just when Maggie thinks she does not have the strength to rebuild again, she finds she no longer has that choice. And when they’re finally reunited seven years later, Maggie’s life is barely recognizable… Available on Amazon Barnes & Noble, Kobo & Smashwords Ebook $2.99, Paperback $12.99

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Book Name: DROWNED SORROW Author Name: VANESSA MORGAN #pages 191 Drowned Sorrow cover       Megan Blackwood has just lost her son in an accident. Now she has come to Moonlight Creek with her teenage daughter, Jenna, hoping that a change of scenery might help to put their lives back together. But something odd is happening in Moonlight Creek. When rain falls over the village, its inhabitants commit grisly murders, leaving the village deserted again with the first rays of sunshine. Beneath the lake’s surface, something watches… and waits… Waits to reveal a tragic past drowned in mystery and fear. One that doesn’t bode well for visitors. By the time Megan realizes that her daughter’s life is in danger, it might already be too late.

Available Amazon Ebook $3.89

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Book Name: UNBREAKABLE Author Name: JOANN LEE Genre: lesbian romance, #pages 251
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Sequel to Broken Star

After finding happiness, Lynn Feoras was convinced life with Alexis and Calista would be perfect. But when she and Alexis begin the tedious journey of expanding their family, she soon comes to learn that money doesn’t buy everything. In the midst of doctor’s visits, a move to New York, and a whirlwind tour, life remains chaotic for the Feoras family. New friends emerge, old ones return, and an unexpected reappearance of someone from Lynn’s past leaves her questioning her ability to be a parent. Will Lynn and Alexis be able to overcome the obstacles placed before them? Will their relationship crumble under the strain or will they come out on top, stronger than before?

Available Amazon $6.99
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Title: MURDER IN MOSCOW
Author Name: STORM CHASE #pages 222
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When burned out ex-copper Cassidy Stone moves to Moscow, a favour for a friend leads her into a lethal ambush, and into the orbit of Dmitri Milyukov, a fun loving millionaire. Cassidy slowly learns to love again – until she stumbles on proof that Dmitri is a Red Mafia agent bent on robbing her employer. Worse, there is a gruesome murder, and everyone is convinced Cassidy is the killer…
.Available Amazon & Smashwords Ebook $3.99

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Tittle: THE BAD GIRL’S CLUB Author: Kathryn O’Halloran Chick Lit 240 pages

kathrynohalloran_badgirlsclub_ebook_finalThe Bad Girls’ Club: it’s about sex, it’s about dares, but most of all, it’s about friendship! Imogen, Juliette and Beth have had a gutful of the manipulative Poppy so, when they are seated together at her wedding, their resentment not only unites them but pushes them into a risqué prank Their problems go much deeper though. Imogen has major body issues and a lousy track record with men, Juliette is stuck in a dead-end relationship with her dead beat boyfriend and Beth is so busy trying to impress everyone else, she’s got no idea what she really wants. It’s time to take drastic action.  It’s time to rebel.  It’s time to become Bad Girls. They band together to form the Bad Girls Club and, through a series of brazen dares, push the limits of their sexuality.

But are the girls ready to finally take the final leap that will have them branded as bad girls for real? To save the club, and each other, they each have to publicly acknowledge their darkest secrets. Join the bad girls in this steamy yet snort-laughingly funny chick lit adventure. Available Amazon Ebook $3.54

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Title – BAD BOY ROCK STAR Author – CANDY J STARR 196 pages bad boy rock starHannah Sorrento never planned to be a band manager. She’s a princess and the toughest obstacle she’s had in life is finding shoes to match her outfit.Then her father disappears leaves her with only the money in her purse and a management contract for hot, indie band, STORM. She plans to sell the contract, one way or another, then pack up her designer wardrobe and head back to law school.But lead singer, Jack Colt, has other ideas. She’s never met a man like him before. His raw sexuality messes with her head and her heart… and a lot of other body parts too.With the help of crazy rock chick, Angie, Hannah sets the band on their first steps to the big time and learns to survive on her own.But this isn’t some game – soon the threat that Hannah fears most becomes reality.
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Jack Colt – he’s arrogant and infuriating but he’s the one that’s there for Hannah when her world comes crashing down. With secrets of his own, will Jack Colt save Hannah or destroy her?
Bad Boy Rock Star is book 1 in this series. Available:Amazon Ebook $3.50

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Book Name: THE UNICORN’S DAUGHTER
Author Name: NORMA BEISHIR
Genre:Thriller #pages 353
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Codename: Unicorn. Jaime Lynde adored her father. She was devastated when she was told he was dead–but she refused to believe he was a traitor to his country. Her determination to prove his innocence sent her on a journey from Washington DC to Paris to Libya and put her on a collision course with a double agent in Tripoli at the time of the 1986 air strike…
Available Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble price $2.99
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Book Name: “NO LONGER A BRIDESMAID!”
Author Name: TERRY CATO
Genre: memoir #pages 166
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For years, Terry Cato was always the bridesmaid, but never the bride. In this poignant memoir, this first-time author tells the story of her seven years of preparation, finally becoming a Lady-in-Waiting (engaged) and then a bride. During her years of being single, Terry observed seven personality types–her own included–that can get in the way of progress toward the altar. In this book, learn: The seven types of single women and how they could be harming their chances of getting married; why dating is just practicing for divorce; how to deal with and heal old emotional wounds; the seven steps the author used to successfully prepare for her husband; how to live a happy, celibate life as you prepare for your husband and more.
Ebook $2.99, Print $9.86
Book Name: OUT OF THE BOX AWAKENING
Author Name:JENNIFER THERIOT
Genre: Romance
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.Olivia is a good woman, a good mother, a good wife. She’s got it made. She doesn’t want anything to change. Of course, it does…Swept from her perfect paper-doll life in Houston, Olivia finds herself in Chicago, alone, betrayed, and far from home. Soon everything she thought she knew about herself and her life will be challenged. She has only courage, love, and her passion for music to carry her through the maelstrom—or draw her further in. Ash is the man who has everything—everything except healing from the losses of a lifetime. His only peace lies in the sweet flow of music pouring from his guitar. What happens when the married woman and the sexy handsome widower are thrown together by fate? Out of the Box Awakening is a story of shared passion and shared joy. Jennifer Theriot has written a compelling book about what happens when two people find new life and new love for themselves and for those around them.
Available Amazon Barnes & Noble Smashwords & Ibook  Ebook $2.99, paperback $8.02
Book Title: EARLY ONE MORNING
Author name: AUBREE LANE
#pages 312
 early one morning1 redoneHe was the dark haired deity with a salacious smile… he was the one the girls gossiped and giggled about for months… 2,600 miles away Terence Javier didn’t have a clue his high school yearbook was being passed around an all girl choir and that he had been voted, as the more experienced girl put it, the one she would ‘most likely do.’ Thirteen years later Marissa Crandall while on a romantic island vacation, celebrating her ten year wedding anniversary, is shocked and surprised to find their dive master was none other than her old high school crush. Seeing the chance to fulfill a dream, Marissa sets out to kiss Terence. Stuck in San Diego dealing with unreasonable clients and babysitting Marissa’s kids, a jealous Annie Harper catches the red-eye out of LAX wanting to intercept Terence and foil her best friend’s plans. This envious act uncovers a scandalous affair and in that one pivotal moment none of their lives would ever be the same.
Available Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords Ebook $2.99, print $7.78
 Book Name: Minutes Before Sunset (book 1 of The Timely Death Trilogy)Author Name: Shannon A. Thompson
#pages 287
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“Her kiss could kill us, and my consent signed our death certificates…”
Eric has less than a year left before his fated battle when he meets her. She’s a shade like him, but separated from the Dark – and with more power than she should have. And he can’t stay away.Jessica is new to town and desperate to figure out who, or what, her birth parents were. But she can’t find them without overcoming Eric, and she won’t let him stop her. Minutes Before Sunset happens through the minds of two young adults as they struggle to survive their paranormal realities and find balance in their human lives.
Available Amazon, Barnes & Noble,  Ebook $3.89, Print $12.79
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Book Name: The 13th Floor Complete Collection Author Name: Christine Rains # of pages  439 Backstairs - 5 - in an apartment building.Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn’t exist.Six novellas telling their tales.A retired demon acquires a price on his head.
A werewolf is hunted by her pack. A modern day dragonslayer misses his target. A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves. A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can’t find. A banshee falls in love with someone whose death she has seen in a vision. And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.
Available:Amazon Ebook $4.99
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Book Title: UNFORGETTABLE KISS
Author: Angela Ford
#Pages 112
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Meghan Eden swore she would never love again. The tragic death of her son, at the hands of her husband, destroyed her emotionally. She believed her successful Spa would fulfill her life until a business seminar takes her to a golf resort in Arizona.

Meghan’s love of golf gets her paired up with a man she doesn’t know. The rest of the world does. Eric Nolan is the most sought after actor in Hollywood and the most eligible bachelor in the hearts of many women. Eric draws out hidden desires Meghan never imagined and leaves an unforgettable kiss etched in her memory. One kiss from Eric leaves her questioning her decision to never love again. An emotional struggle to love again cannot stop the passion that unravels. But perhaps Meghan’s ex can. Released on early parole without her knowledge, he’s had the time to develop an obsession. Will Eric be able to keep her safe?

Available:Amazon, Ebook $2.99 (but sales prices – February 7th – 10th $0.99, Feb 10th-13th $1.99)
Book Title: THIRTY-TWO GOING ON SPINSTER
Author: Becky Monson
#pages 347
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Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her career, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.
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With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.
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But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?
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Available Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble $2.99 (ebook) $10.28 (paperback)
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Book Name: CLOAKED IN FUR
Author Name: T.F. WALSH
#Pages 234
As a moonwulf, Daciana never expected to fall in love with a human. Hell, she never imagined that she’d abandon her pack, endanger everyone around her, and break the worst rule possible. But she did.
A rogue werewolf is killing Daciana’s friends, and she sets on capturing the creature. She’ll do whatever it takes to stop the beast. The police and her boyfriend, Inspector Connell Lonescu, are starting to question her involvement in the murders, which is endangering the pack’s secret existence. But when the pack alpha kidnaps Connell, revealing the awful truth about the creature and its connection to the pack, Daciana must choose between saving the man she loves and saving her pack family from certain death.
Available: Amazon,Barnes & Noble, All Romance, Itunes, Kobo, Sony Reader – $3.50 but $1.99 for Feb (Amazon US)
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Book Title: AFTER WIMBLEDON
Author Name:JENNIFER GILBY ROBERTS
#pages 264
After-Wimbledon_Kindle-cover     After 12 years on the pro. tennis tour and four years with her sort-of boyfriend, Lucy Bennett has had enough.  She wants real life… and real love. Her life, her decision.  Right?  Well, no one else seems to think so.  With opinions on all sides, Lucy’s head is spinning.  And she’s stumbling right into the arms of long-term crush and fellow player Sam.  Shame her boyfriend – his arch-rival – would sooner smash a racquet over their heads than agree to a simple change of partners. As the Wimbledon Championships play out, Lucy fights for her life on and off the courts.  The question is: what will she be left with after Wimbledon?
Available Amazon $0.99 (but not for long)
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RED ALERT: Bragging Mom On The Loose!

I get to show a bit of motherly pride today! It’s a bit after the fact, but my super-talented son Collin  (who does ALL of my covers) has had two of his cover designs make the semi-finals of the Authors Database 2013 Book Cover Contest! One of them is the cover for my re-released novel The Unicorn’s Daughter. The other is the cover he designed for my friend and fellow author Eve Gaal’s delightful romance, Penniless Hearts.