Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Jilted by Rachel Johns

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Tasty Virtual Book Tours, for Jilted by Rachel Johns.  Please leave a comment or question for Rachel to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter to win her tour wide giveaway, for a $20 Amazon GC, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow the rest of the tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 

She'd left him at the altar, but her heart was always his……

After more than ten years away, Australian soap opera star Ellie Hughes returns to the small town of Hope Junction, determined to fly under the radar while caring for her injured godmother, Matilda.

But word spreads fast in the tight-knit community. It isn't long before the people of Hope Junction are gossiping about the real reason for Ellie's visit and why she broke the heart of golden boy Flynn Quartermaine all those years ago.

Soon Ellie and Flynn are thrown back together, forced to deal with the unresolved emotions between them. Because Ellie is not the only one with secrets. Flynn has his own demons to battle, and Matilda is hiding something from her much-loved goddaughter.

When all is uncovered, can the ill-fated lovers overcome the wounds of their past? Or is Flynn destined to be jilted again?

Ten Things About JILTED by Rachael Johns

  1. JILTED started it’s life as a category romance book called THE RETURN OF THE RUNAWAY BRIDE. I was then targeting Harlequin Mills & Boon and planned on submitting it to the Superromance line until rural romance became a ‘thing’ in Australia and I thought I’d try write a single title instead.
  2. Flynn and Ellie were very much inspired by the emotions I had for my first love and high school sweetheart. It was good to mine those teenage feelings when thinking about how Flynn and Ellie felt about each other.
  3. Hope Junction is based on Kojonup in Western Australia (,_Western_Australia) where my family and I were living at the time.
  4. Ellie is a soap opera actress because a) I used to be addicted to soap opera tv shows (Home &  Away and Neighbours) and b) because I minored in drama at university and always wanted to be an actress. Writing about one was the next best thing.
  5. Quartermaine is actually the surname of one of my now good friends, but I didn’t know her at the time I created Flynn Quartermaine.
  6. JILTED won the Australian Romance Readers Association Favourite Contemporary Romance of 2012.
  7. There is a windmill on both the US cover and the Aussie cover but there are no windmills in the book. I now wish I’d thought to write one in because I LOVE windmills.
  8. The US version of JILTED contains a glossary of Aussie words, therefore it is educational – i.e. Read it to learn a language!
  9. There is a scene in JILTED inspired by Charles Dickens’ Miss Havisham from Great Expectations.
  10. When my agent first read JILTED she was on a flight from Sydney to LA and she cried so much the flight attendant came up and asked her if she was okay.
  11.  (I never was much good at counting) – Publisher’s Weekly named JILTED a Top Ten pick for fall romance books!

Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a mum 24/7, a supermarket owner, a chronic arachnophobic, and a writer the rest of the time. She rarely sleeps and never irons. She writes contemporary romance for HQN and Carina Press and lives in rural Western Australia with her hyperactive husband and three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training. Rachael loves to hear from readers and can be contacted through her website at


Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Blood Line by John J. Davis

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Shades of Rose Media, for Blood Line by John J. Davis.  Please leave a comment or question for John to let him know you stopped by.  You can enter his tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. 

Blood Line
By John J. Davis
Granger Spy Novel, Book 1  

Publisher:  Simon & Winter, Inc.
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Genre: Espionage Thriller
Length;  254 Pages
Isbn:  978-0990314417
Asin:  B00ligc274

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About the book:

If your family is a target, you have to be a weapon.

When a simple home invasion turns out to be not so simple, Ron Granger must put aside his quiet rural life and return to the Central Intelligence Agency to take on international arms dealers.

Aided by his beautiful wife, Valerie, and resourceful teen daughter, Leecy, Ron must quickly decide who to believe among the calculating opportunists, shrewd criminals, and power-hungry rival agencies racing to possess the technological breakthrough that will change the face of modern warfare forever. But when Leecy is kidnapped, Ron and Val must choose between the mission and a rescue.

Facing an impossible decision, with time quickly running out, Ron only knows one thing:  When you can't trust anyone else, trust your family. 

The sudden explosion of breaking glass and splintering wood reverberated inside the house like a clap of thunder. I was awake instantly, and the rush of adrenaline coursing through my veins propelled me out of the bed and into action.

“Valerie!” I yelled at my wife, who was already leaping out of the other side of the bed. “That should have set off the alarm.” She was rounding the end of our bed just as I flipped on the overhead lights and opened the door of our room. There was someone in the hallway, but the beam from a high-­powered LED flashlight blinded my eyes before I could look away.

I heard a voice.

“Back the fuck up! Keep your hands where I can see them.”

I felt the round end of a small pistol barrel poke me in the chest before I could blink my eyes and begin to see the revolver in one hand, the flashlight in the other.

“Both of you back up, hands in the air, and stay right where you are.”

I raised my hands and backed up until I bumped against my bedside table. Then the guy swung the pistol and hit me in the face hard enough to get my attention, but not enough to hurt me.

He aimed his gun at Valerie again. “Not another step.”
My vision had recovered so I could see the intruder was wearing a black ski mask, t-­shirt, jeans and boots. He was about five feet, seven inches, and thin, about 160 pounds, so I had a distinct size advantage, being six feet and 200 pounds.

But he had the gun, a revolver of some kind. That was actually another plus for me since the hammer wasn’t cocked. Getting it ready to fire would take all the time I needed.

He started moving the gun in my direction again when I heard the scream.


It was Leecy.

“Valerie, there must be another one of them.”

I grabbed the man’s left wrist with such force the flashlight dropped to the floor and spun away. I knocked aside his right wrist with my left hand as he cocked the gun and fired, sending a bullet into the wall over my left shoulder. Letting go of his left wrist, I turned into him with my back, grabbed his weapon with both hands, and ripped it from his grip. I made a back left-­handed throw with the gun to Valerie, who was leaping toward the door to Leecy’s bedroom. She caught the gun in the air as I landed a back left elbow to the intruder’s head, followed by a crushing right cross to his jaw, knocking him unconscious. I left the intruder falling to the floor and raced down the hall.

“Stop right there, lady,” I heard.

“Let her go,” she replied, very calmly and softly, “and I won’t kill you.”

I reached the end of the hall just as two shots slammed into the front door behind Valerie. I ducked back inside the cover of the hallway, but Valerie didn’t move and she didn’t return fire.

“Put the gun down and send my partner out here right now,” I heard the man say, “or this will get messy.”

I walked into the foyer with my hands raised in a sign of submission, but now he had two potential problems, and they weren’t in the same place.

“Your partner is incapacitated,” Val continued quietly, “and if you don’t drop your weapon, you’ll be dead.”

“I’ll shoot her if you don’t put your hands up and send your man to bring my partner to me right now,” he countered.

Streams of moonlight filtered through the dark room from the shattered doors the two men had broken through, but I could see the man hiding behind Leecy holding a gun to her head.

“Last chance to leave here alive.”

He’d backed up as far as he could go, pulling Leecy with him to make his escape.

Valerie fired.

The bullet struck him in the center of his forehead, making a small black hole and propelling him up and back. The look on his face was that of a man realizing his mistake.

Leecy raced away from the dead man as Val dropped the weapon and stood next to me. The entire incident was over in minutes, but it didn’t feel that way to me. I was drained. I was sweating profusely and my hands were shaking. Maybe it was my age; at forty-­six, I
wasn’t as young a man as when I started in this business, even though I didn’t think of myself as an old man. But that wasn’t all of it. Now that I had a wife and daughter, I had something to lose.

I hugged Val and Leecy. I held my wife and felt her calming presence wash over me. As we both embraced our child, I thanked whatever gods there might be that my two girls were safe.

“What the heck just happened?” Leecy asked from the safety of the hug we had her sandwiched in.

“Home invasion,” Valerie answered, “we need to call Lester and get him out here.”

“I’ll phone the station from the bedroom,” I said, “and check on the guy back nthere while I’m at it.”

“Yeah, okay, so you say it’s a home invasion,” Leecy went on, “but don’t most invaders steal your stuff and not try to kidnap you?”

I was back in our bedroom, stepping over the limp body of the first guy, but could still hear Leecy’s voice.

“And Mom….you…uh…just killed someone.” “I know, dear, but…”


“It was a lucky shot.”

“Lucky shot?” Leecy wasn’t satisfied, obviously. “That’s not my point.”

I was so relieved we were all okay that it hadn’t occurred to me that Leecy’s questions would have to be answered. And not just to her satisfaction: we’d have to answer similar questions by the police, and if this incident were classified as more than just a home invasion, we’d be in danger of generating a lot of unwanted attention.

I dialed our local police station and was relieved to hear the woman’s voice on the other end.

“Elizabeth. This is Ron Granger.”

“Hi, Ron. Why are you calling the police station at five minutes after four in the morning? Is everyone all right?”

John J. Davis is the author of the Granger Spy Novel series, including Blood Line and the soon to be published sequel, Bloody Truth, available Spring 2015.

Davis grew up in the Southeastern US and after university traveled extensively in North America during his career as a regional sales rep and independent broker for leaders in the transportation, shipping and pharma industries. His years sitting in lobbies and airports honed his skill for human observation and fed his talent for writing fast-­paced, character-­driven stories.

His inspiration for the Granger family-­of-­spies comes from the people he has known and his family roots in the Carolinas—the extraordinarily strong and gentle women and men, whose lives are defined by the love, trust and respect for family. Currently at work on the third Granger Spy Novel and a screenplay, Davis lives near Atlanta with his wife, daughter and two dogs.

Author Links:  Site       Twitter       Facebook         Goodreads

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Married One Night by Amber Leigh Williams

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Pump Up Your Book, for Married One Night by Amber Leigh Williams.  Please leave a comment or question for Amber to let her know you stopped by.
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Reversing Romance Tropes by Amber Leigh Williams

Ever feel like you’re reading the same old tropes in romance novels? We’ve all seen them. The marriage of convenience is a personal weakness. The virgin and the rake is another. The boss seduces the secretary. The sheik or bachelor prince takes a bride. Secret babies. The hero falls in love with his best friend’s little sister. Clichés, the lot of them. But category romance has lived and breathed on the success of tropes such as these for decades. Readers buy them. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m one of them….

However, I absolutely love when a writer turns a classic romance trope or cliché on its head. A good fairy tale example: Shrek. I love theShrek movies because they delight in turning fairy tale clichés on their heads. The ugly princess doesn’t get more beautiful and the hero doesn’t love her any less because of it. The handsome Prince Charming is a sissy and driven to become the villain. The fairy godmother is working for the bad guy. The happy-ever-after involves a mid-life crisis. It’s wild and wonderful and wacky and the audience, in general, loves it.

When I decided to write the second book in my series for Harlequin Superromance, Married One Night, I decided to play the “Shrek card,” as I call it. I took not one but two of these romance tropes and had a little fun of my own. The first of these clichés was mentioned in my review from RT Book Reviews, which gave Married One Night 4.5 Stars. “Although based on a clichéd premise (drunken marriage in Vegas),” the reviewer said, “Williams’ quirky characters and excellent descriptions make this book a stand-out.”

The drunken marriage in Vegas, or the “accidental marriage” trope is another one of my guilty pleasures. Who can forget that episode of Friends where Ross and Rachel get married in Las Vegas? And I’ll admit to having that Katy Perry song, “Waking Up In Vegas,” stuck in my head on more than one occasion. Does anyone remember that romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz, What Happens in Vegas? They’re all based on the same plotline. However, are they any less entertaining because of it?

It was especially fun to throw a heroine into the mix who doesn’t believe in marriage. The character, Olivia Lewis, was none too thrilled with me when she found out I would not only being pairing her with a man like Gerald Leighton (her polar opposite), but that they would wind up married. The “accidental marriage” trope is fascinating to me because it takes another romantic cliché, the falling in love and happy ever after that follows, and reverses it completely. The marriage doesn’t come after the HEA. It comes BEFORE the hero and heroine truly fall in love with each other.

My question for the story was what would make these two go from a drunken marriage in Vegas and an accidental marriage (a mistake, to the heroine’s mind) to actually falling in love with each other and building a relationship that could stand the test of time? Not only that – what would make a character like Olivia who is so against the idea of marriage and commitment want to stay married to Gerald? I loved exploring these possibilities and watching Olivia and Gerald go from drunken marriage in Vegas to falling in love with each other little by little until what remained wasn’t just the classic happy ever after but the foundation of a solid, long-lasting relationship.

Another trope I somewhat utilized in Married One Night was the “commitment-phobe vs. the idealist.” Usually, the commitment-phobe is the long-time and/or notorious bachelor and the idealist is the woman who seeks to win his heart. It’s the opposite for Olivia and Gerald – she’s the commitment-phobic character; he’s the idealist out to win her heart despite all her preconceived notions about romance. In her initial notes to me after viewing the first draft of the manuscript, my editor suggested that this swap was one of the best things about the story. It’s definitely one of my favorite elements.

Readers, it’s you turn! Tell me what your favorite story tropes/clichés are? Least favorite? Do you have any favorite books or movies that reverse these classic tropes?

Thanks for reading!


Title: Married One Night
Author: Amber Leigh Williams
Publisher: Harlequin Superromance
Pages: 384
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback/ebook

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About the book:   

What happened in Vegas…followed her home! 

Olivia Lewis is not the marrying type. So when a wild weekend in Vegas leaves her with a surprise husband, she's happy to sign anything to erase her mistake—even if that mistake is handsome, charming and comes with an English accent. Fortunately, her groom has other plans. 

Bestselling author Gerald Leighton knows he can make his new bride fall in love with him—he just needs time. In exchange for a quickie divorce, Olivia grudgingly gives him a few weeks to attempt to woo her. And whether Olivia likes it or not, Gerald plans on using every second to win her heart!

About the Author
Amber Leigh Williams lives on the Gulf Coast. A southern girl at heart, she loves beach days, the smell of real books, relaxing at her family’s lakehouse, and spending time with her husband, Jacob, and their sweet, blue-eyed boy.

When she’s not running after her young son and three, large dogs, she can usually be found reading a good romance or cooking up a new dish in her kitchen. She is represented by Joyce Holland of the D4EO Literary Agency.

Her latest book is the contemporary romance, Married One Night.

For More Information

Visit Amber Leigh Williams’ website.
Connect with Amber on Facebook and Twitter.
Visit Amber’s blog.
More books by Amber Williams.
Contact Amber.

While most people are familiar with the advertising slogan “What happens in Vegas – Stays in Vegas”, I’ve never thought along those lines.  I know whatever happens in Vegas, usually follows you home.  This is certainly true for the characters in Amber Leigh Williams’ contemporary romance, Married One Night.  Writing against an established romance trope (reluctant groom – eager bride), Ms. Williams develops her characters in such a way that you can’t help but root for their romance to work out.  Using a small town in Mobile, Alabama as the setting for most of the action, Ms. Williams takes us along on their journey and lets us fall in love with them as they fall in love with each other.

A beautiful woman with a jaded view on love, Olivia Lewis never imagined a bachelorette party in Vegas for one of her best friends would result in her own wedding.  Getting drunk, picking up a stranger and having him follow her home is the wildest thing she’s ever done.  And she’s done a few wild things in the past.  Ms. Williams does a good job developing Olivia’s character; she’s hard working, devoted to her family and friends and afraid of having her heart broken again.  Determined to be in charge of her own heart, she’s reluctant to let her new husband, Gerald Leighton, in but can’t help falling for the first “gentleman” she’s ever met.

A successful author, Gerald Leighton is not looking for love.  He is looking to relax and make some decisions about his writing future when he spots Olivia dancing with her friends.  Mesmerized by her beauty, and something deeper he can’t quite identify, he dances with her, gets drunk and marries her.  Then he decides he wants to get to know his wife and follows her home.  Ms. Williams also does a good job developing Gerald; he’s attractive, successful and soon realizes he’s falling in love with a woman he just met.  The more he gets to know Olivia – the more he falls in love with her.

Ms. Williams does a good job pacing the story and developing the relationship between Olivia and Gerald.  While from different parts of the world, and totally different types of careers, they just click.    The secondary characters, mostly Olivia’s friends and family, add just enough color and emotional support for Olivia and Gerald’s characgters.  I also liked the people in town, who accepted Olivia for who she was, and Gerald, the new guy in town.

Will Olivia realize falling for Gerald is the best thing that could happen to her?  Will Gerald and Olivia’s romance last a lifetime?  You’ll have to read Married One Night to find out.  I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of Ms. Williams’ work in the future.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Crowns 

Monday, October 6
Character Interview at The Literary Nook
Tuesday, October 7
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First Chapter Reveal at What Is That Book About
Thursday, October 9
Book Review at Southeast by Midwest
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First Chapter Reveal at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Monday, October 13
Book Review at Crazy Four Books
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Book Review at Becky on Books
Wednesday, October 15
Book Review by Romance for Every World
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Guest Blogging at I Heart Reading
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Book Review & Guest Blogging at Queen of All She Reads
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Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
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First Chapter Reveal at Maureen’s Musings
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Book Review at Written Love
Wednesday, October 29
Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea
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Guest Blogging at Confessions of a Reader
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Guest Blogging at Books, Books the Magical Fruit

FTC Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour  for a fair and honest review.  I received no additional compensation for my opinion of the material provided.  

Release Day Spotlight & Giveaway for Ten Christmas Brides Box Set

Ten Christmas Brides
by: Ruth Cardello, Nina Bruhns, Donna Fasano, Rebecca York, Helen Scott Taylor, Patrice Wilton, Mona Risk, Annie Jones, Alicia Street, and Mimi Barbour
Genre: Holiday Romance
Release Date: October 21, 2014

Join ten New York Times, USA Today and National best-selling authors to celebrate the holiday season with a boxed set of stories brimming with emotion, holiday spirit and happy ever afters. From sweet to sexy, suspense to small town drama, travel from Belarus to Africa to the snowy Highlands of Scotland as Santa delivers our gift to you--love, laughter and happiness this Christmas!

Recipe for Love
by Ruth Cardello, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

All Madison Andrade wants for Christmas is a place to hide and she finds it in the home of a lusty French chef. Richard D'Argenson's recipes are famous, but they lack one necessary ingredient--love.

Must Love Santa
by Nina Bruhns, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

Detective Nick Palladin just needs to close one last case in Vice--going undercover as Santa--before getting his Christmas transfer to the K-9 Unit. But when a cute little fluffball and the knockout holding her leash stumble into the op and are attacked, Santa and his faithful dog come running to the rescue!

An Almost Perfect Christmas
by Donna Fasano, USA Today bestselling author
Aaron Chase is desperate to give his daughter a perfect Christmas and elicits the help of Pediatric Nurse Christy Cooper to do it. When Aaron's impish eight-year-old talks them into a make-believe wedding, can the magic of Christmas make the vows stick?

Christmas Captive (The Decorah Security Series)
by Rebecca York, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author

How did hard-driving businessman Jordan Campbell end up in a coma? And can nurse Hannah Andrews use her psychic talent to connect with him and trap his would-be killer? As she and Jordan work together, she knows she's putting her own life--and her heart--at risk.

The Army Doctor's Honeymoon Baby (The Army Doctor's Series)
by Helen Scott Taylor, Award-winning and National bestselling author

Army doctor, Blair Mackenzie, secretly loves his childhood friend, Lorna, and protects her in the African refugee camp where they work. Lorna depends on Blair--he's her best friend, the only man she's ever loved. She longs to admit her feelings but a family secret from their past prevents her.

Kiss Me Santa
by Patrice Wilton, National bestselling author

Widowed schoolteacher, Cindy Harris meets Brad Williams--posing as Santa--when she takes her young son to the mall. Imagine her surprise when he shows up as the hot-shot realtor selling her family home. Sparks fly between them. Can the magic of Christmas give them the best gift of all -- love?

An Unusual Christmas
by Mona Risk, Award-winning and National bestselling author

Running away from Christmas celebrations and the demons of her past, Dr. Jillian has dedicated her life to saving third-world children. In Belarus, a baby girl, four little boys, and a handsome doctor may teach her the true meaning of Christmas.

A Cowboy for Christmas
by Annie Jones, Award-winning and National bestselling author

A single mom who has pinned all her hopes on reviving a popular tourist dude ranch gets a Christmas surprise that may change everything when her son asks Santa for a new dad. And that very night a Christmas-skipping cowboy shows up at their door.

The Christmas Honeymoon
by Alicia Street, Award-winning and National bestselling author

Quiet librarian Serena always loved Christmas, until she was jilted before her December wedding. A year later, while trying to rekindle her tarnished holiday spirit, she meets Damien, handsome daredevil--and a total Scrooge. Their unlikely mutual attraction brings on a challenge that leads to one very romantic Christmas.

She's Not You
by Mimi Barbour, National bestselling author

Sick and widowed, running scared from a man who insists she belongs to him, Belle is forced to let the charmer down the hall help out. Not just for her sake, but it's Christmas, she's in trouble and her little girl has decided their sympathetic neighbor is her special hero.

A Special Gift From the Ten Brides Authors!

A book full of delicious cookie recipes to share with the family this Christmas!

In this book you’ll find favorite cookies of the heroes and heroines in the Ten Christmas Brides romance-novel boxed set. Some are the treats our characters remember fondly from their childhoods. Others are the ones they enjoy today—or make to give as gifts. Here you’ll find everything from Almond Crescents, Coffee Pecan Delights, and Swedish Teacake Cookies to Rocks, Butterscotch Brownies and Scottish Shortbread. And each recipe comes with a note explaining how it fits into the author’s story, so you’ll have a little more insight into her characters and plot.

The recipes are the authors' gifts to you this holiday season. Enjoy these special goodies and have a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes from the authors of Ten Christmas Brides!

(Note: Favorite Christmas Cookies should be free on all platforms, but please check the price before purchasing since Amazon and Barnes & Noble sometimes do not update their pricing on a timely basis.)

Ruth Cardello
Ruth Cardello is a New York Times bestselling author.  She writes fast-paced, fun, sexy romances with hot alpha heroes and the strong women who tame them.  She writes about Billionaires, Cowboys, and she is also getting into some spicier story lines.  She likes to consider what she writes as bathtub reads.  Sheer escapism.
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Nina Bruhns
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Bruhns decided it was time to change careers and pursue her longtime dream of writing when fieldwork in Egyptology became too dangerous. Since then, Nina has achieved international bestsellerdom writing for Berkley, Harlequin and Silhouette, various epublishers, and now as an indie author with Cajun Hot Press. Nina has earned numerous awards for her thirty-plus books to date, including three Daphne du Maurier Awards for Best Overall Mystery-Suspense Book of the Year, three Rita nominations, four RT Bookclub Reviewers Choice Awards, a National Readers Choice Award, five Dorothy Parker Awards of Excellence, and two Golden Hearts.
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Donna Fasano
USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano is the author of over 30 romance and women's fiction titles. Her award-winning books have been described as "emotional," "heartwarming," and "simply wonderful!" Over the course of her 25 year career, she has sold 4 million books worldwide. BigAl from says, "Donna Fasano is a keen observer of human nature and creates characters that ring true to life."
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Rebecca York
New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly best-selling and award-winning author, Rebecca has written over 145 books and novellas. In 2011 she became the dozenth author to receive the Romance Writers of America Centennial Award for having written 100 romantic novels. Her Killing Moon was a launch title for Berkley’s Sensation imprint in June 2003. Five more books in the series have followed.

Rebecca has authored or co-authored over 65 romantic thrillers, many for Harlequin Intrigue’s very popular 43 Light Street series, set in Baltimore, and many with paranormal elements.

Her many awards include two Rita finalist books. She has two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times: for Series Romantic Suspense and for Series Romantic Mystery. And her Peregrine Connection series won a Lifetime Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense Series.
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Helen Scott Taylor
Award-winning author, Helen Scott Taylor is an award-winne, writes sweet contemporary romance set in the UK and Europe. Her contribution to Ten Christmas Brides is The Army Doctor's Honeymoon Baby, part of her Army Doctor series.
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Patrice Wilton
Patrice Wilton is a National best selling author of more than 20 books. Her best known series include The Candy Bar Series, Serendipity Falls series, and her returning war hero series, A HERO LIES WITHIN, HANDLE WITH CARE and AT FIRST SIGHT.

She lives in West Palm Beach with her retired PGA golf pro husband, and plays tennis and golf when she's not writing fun, sexy romance stories. She loves emails and will answer everyone the same day.
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Mona Risk
From Best Romance Novel of the Year at Preditors & Editors Readers Poll, to Best Contemporary Romance of the Year at READERS FAVORITE with two Gold Medals, and EPPIE award finalist, Mona Risk’s name was posted on in the 100 most Popular Authors in Romance list for several months and she recently received an OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER Award at Affaire de Coeur Magazine.
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Annie Jones
Award winning author Annie Jones loves Romance, Christmas and Route 66 so it seemed natural to combine them in A Cowboy for Christmas. The author of 40 books including romance and women's fiction, she lives in Kentucky with a houseful of family and a head full of ideas for more books.
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Alicia Street
Alicia Street is an award-winning author who often writes in collaboration with her husband, Roy. Her years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher are the inspiration behind her Dance 'n' Luv contemporary romance series. Many of her characters from this series cross over into her Holiday Luv series, which includes her sweet romance novella featured in Ten Christmas Brides.
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Mimi Barbour
Mimi Barbour is an Amazon best-selling author who's sold over 500,000 copies of her books world-wide. Her five romance series: The Vicarage Bench/ time travel at it's best, Angels with Attitudes / angels love romance, Vegas / fast-paced plotting, Elvis / make a song a book and her newest, Undercover FBI / with sizzling conflicts and lots of humor.

Mimi's been heard to say: "I'm an author who loves to read uplifting stories about romance. Add in some time travel, or maybe an angel, or even a little romantic suspense and it makes the story more fascinating because of the incredible possibilities."

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