I hope you all had a good week and a Happy Easter last weekend. We just stayed home and relaxed a little, nothing spectacular.
On the writing front, I’m still working on the first draft for book 3 of the Style & Profile series, For the Defense. Thank you to everyone who sent me your opinions on the cover to use. I’ll be sticking to the one we chose last year due to popularity.
I’ve been wanting to write a Christmas Story this year, probably short–short story or novella, but I’ve had a hard time coming up with an idea. That ended a couple of days ago, so I wrote about 500 words on that one in order to remember everything I’d thought about for it. I’ll fill you in more about the story later. I’m so excited and relieved.
All of my writing has been a bit frustrating since my characters seem to feed me only bits of information at a time, so I’ve been writing between 300 and 600 words per sitting when I want to write two thousand. Sigh. We’ll see how it goes. Maybe they’ll give me more soon.
Below, you’ll find a few book specials from some of my author friends.
Apple Die (Apple Orchard Cozy Mystery Book 1) by Chelsea Thomas
Professionally, personally and romantically.
So when she finds a dead body on the family farm?
All she wants to do is curl up under the covers and bury her problems in a box of cookies.
A big box.
Unfortunately, Chelsea’s aunt is a former prosecutor, and she’s dead-set on catching the killer.
Will Chelsea and her aunt solve the mystery before the murderer strikes again?
Or will the body count rise, and ruin cookies for everyone?
You’ll love this clean cozy mystery, because everyone loves a down-on-her-luck sleuth who finds strength through solving murders.
Venatus: (The Unforgettable Series Book 3) by Autumn Archer
In Autumn Archer’s latest raciest romance novel, Jamie McGrath takes centre stage, swooning readers with his confidence, bad boy antics and smoldering good looks. Set amidst the lush green Northern Irish countryside, Ventatus offers an intoxicating blend of steamy romance, twists and turns with plenty of sexual adventure.
Jamie McGrath, the handsome billionaire A-hole who readers are falling hard for, has a chance encounter in Belfast city when his path crosses that of strong willed Shannon Colter, the show jumping champion, who much prefers the company of horses to humans.
Jamie thinks he can swoop in and charm Shannon with his sexy dimple, irresistible charm and bundles of cash.
Shannon has a horse riding career and life plans, with no time for a cocky handsome man who makes her pulse skyrocket with just a smile. While she’s not working in Belfast city as a barista, the focus is her prize Irish hunter showjumping horse. An unexpected encounter on her way to the cafe brings Shannon face to face with the super hot billionaire.
Jamie is used to getting what he wants and quickly sets his sights on Shannon only to face rejection when she turns down his invitation to a VIP party in his hotel.
His persistence draws her closer.
Complications force him away.
Her world turns upside down.
Will Jamie find his way back to her, or is Shannon better off alone?
This sexy romantic book packed with drama can be read as a standalone.
His Muse: A Mountain Man Romantic Suspense by Amanda Love – 99 Cents for limited time
I’ve managed to keep my identity secret, and I like it that way.
I lost faith in people a long time ago. I don’t need them ruining this world with their greed and their lies.
I chose this life of solitude.
A storm and an on-the-hunt pack of wolves bring a hiker into my cabin.
She’s nothing like other hikers I’ve met before.
She’s nothing like other musicians I’ve worked with before either.
She’s my muse I never saw coming.
She’s fiery, courageous and plucks at my heartstrings.
She makes me rethink the life I’ve chosen.
And just when I realize she might be worth the risk…
All of a sudden there’s a target on our backs.
Someone’s out to get us, or maybe more precisely me?
With danger lurking around every corner, now my world is completely shaken.
I chose a life of solitude, and now I choose her.
And I’m going to keep her safe, even if I have to risk my own life to do so.
***His Muse is a stand-alone read with no cheating, no cliffhangers, steamy scenes, and a guaranteed HEA.***
Guilt: A Passion Patrol Novel – Romantic Suspense by Emma Calin – FREE with Subscription
A lonely woman widowed by war, a heart-broken father and his wayward daughter. They all carry the guilt of ‘what ifs’ and ‘maybes’. Can they mend their shattered hearts? Can they allow themselves to feel love, to rebuild and find new passion and happiness?
A stand-alone primer and introduction to Emma Calin’s 7-title ‘Seduction Series’. An action-packed full-length novel of suspense, adventure and steamy passion. When officer Helen Marx and her loyal K9 partner, Lanza, attend a routine robbery, events draw her in to the life of gorgeous ex-opera star, Marco Ambastilias. He is the link to a developing plot of terror that threatens world leaders and the British royal family. Will she be able to find the absolute courage both her job and new relationship will demand?
Meet the characters who form the backbone of the ‘Passion Patrol’ – female cops each with their own intriguing stories. Strong, inspiring women, as dedicated to their duty as they are to the men they fall in love with.
One Green Bottle (Magali Rousseau mystery series Book 1) by Curtis Bausse – Free with Subscription
Magali Rousseau’s first case, and it’s murder. Then comes another. And another. Until she finds herself trapped with a killer whose only aim is to make her his tenth – and final – victim.
Set in Provence, One Green Bottle is not just about the hunt for a serial killer. It’s also the story of a woman in search of a new life. But in a man’s world, she can only succeed by defeating her own doubts.
Magali Rousseau. A woman worth getting to know.
Have a great Weekend!