WHOLE LOT O’ LOVE by Bonnie Edwards
Ashlee Branton’s lottery win is giving her and her son a new, settled life back home.
Except that returning to Blaine, Washington means facing her son’s father, Brick Harcourt, in a most unsettling way.
Ashlee deserted Brick and his less-than-accepting family when she’d become pregnant. Refusing to be just a statistic, she worked hard to raise their baby on her own. But as luck would have it, she has a chance to repair what she broke back then. Dare she take one more chance on love?
But Ashlee has two pasts now, one with Brick and one with an ex who wants to crash their reunion. Will she run again or stay and sacrifice money for love?
THE HEALER by LizAnn Carson
Aura Weavers Book 1
Imagine a land…
Life in the Midland follows the seasons from planting to harvest, and into the fallow months of storytelling and feasts. Nothing had disrupted the peaceful, primarily agrarian way of life for hundreds of years.
It is a world predicated on magic…
Surrounding the planet and contributing to the prosperity of the land is the Aura, a force nobody can explain but none doubt.
A group of people known as Weavers walk the byways, bringing their skills to town and hamlet. Weavers are born with an innate Auric connection, and are able to manipulate the Aura’s energy for specific uses.
Willow has been a Healer all her life. She uses the Aura to enhance her own rich knowledge of healing plants and energetic techniques. She might weave a template showing a broken bone how to mend, a fever to abate, a birth to proceed smoothly.
And then, into this peaceful life—catastrophe.
Two alien men crash near one of the major east-west trails. No one can imagine where they came from. They bring with them a mysterious box whose energy disrupts the Aura, leaving Willow and Weavers everywhere shaken and afraid, not only from the loss of their powers, but also because the box has the potential to become a pawn in a struggle for domination.
From the moment she rescues them, Willow’s life is entangled with these men, and with the struggle to save her world.
HOLD ‘EM by Jacquie Biggar
In the game of love all bets are off!
When professional poker player Matthew Shaughnessy wins the pot of a lifetime, he didn’t expect to land himself a fiancée.
Cassandra Gardener is left with little choice but to play the part of a Texan’s fiancée for a week if she wants to clear her father’s gambling debt.
Will two people with so much to lose win the biggest bet of all – love?
FLY AWAY WITH ME by Susan Lyons w/a Susan Fox
Blue Moon Harbor #1
“The perfect scorching summer read” – Kirkus *starred review
Known for its rugged beauty and eccentric residents, tiny Blue Moon Harbor is big on love…
For busy lawyer Eden Blaine, a trip to a Pacific Northwest island she’s never even heard of is far from a vacation. Eden’s ailing mother has tasked her with finding her long-lost aunt, who once had ties to a commune on the island. Still reeling from a breakup with her longtime boyfriend, romance is the last thing Eden is looking for. But her gorgeous seaplane pilot has her wondering if a carefree rebound fling is exactly what she needs…
Aaron Gabriel has no illusions about happily ever after. His troubled childhood made sure of that. But he does appreciate a pretty woman’s company, and Eden is the exact combination of smart and sexy that turns him on. Still, as he helps her search for her missing aunt, the casual relationship he imagined quickly becomes something much more passionate—and much harder to give up. Can two people determined to ignore romance recognize that their heated connection is the kind of love destined to last?
TORN by Shereen Vedam
Better to take the hit, than the what if…
Amity’s last attempt at magically helping someone was a disaster. So she decides to give up her spell casting ways. Then one day she meets the perfect man. But only by casting another spell, will she have a chance to meet that captivating nobleman again.
Duncan is entranced by a beauty in the woods whom he accidentally injures. However, his duty to the kingdom keeps him too busy to seek her out. His land is in trouble, dry and dying, and needs practical help. Instead, a mage has been summoned to conduct a magical blessing.
When Amity and Duncan next meet, will it be a happy reunion? Or will her magical abilities let her down again, resulting in a new disaster that destroys the land as well as her best chance at love?
HOOK, LINE & SINKER by Ev Bishop
River’s Sigh B & B, # 4
Brian Archer, lawyer and infamous playboy, returns to Greenridge after a long holiday to find his life in ashes. Literally. His condo has burned to the ground, and with it, his delusion that he’s a footloose, fancy-free guy who doesn’t secretly crave a home and a place to belong.
Staying with his lovebird brother and sister-in-law at River’s Sigh B & B proves unbearable, only rubbing in his deep loneliness. As does getting to know one of the other guests, a damsel determined to get herself out of distress, without any help from him. What is it about sweet, troubled Katelyn that makes Brian want to go all knight-in-shining-armor? And why is he suddenly longing for things he doesn’t even believe in, like true love, marriage . . . ?
Single mom and wannabe entrepreneur Katelyn Kellerman needs to escape from Greenridge. Her safety, and that of her children, relies on it. Plus, she knows the hazards of trusting someone all too well. So why, after meeting Brian Archer, does she wish she could just stay put and build a home? With him.
No matter how they fight their feelings, Brian and Katelyn fall for each other hook, line and sinker—but life isn’t a fairy tale. Brian can’t live in limbo forever, Katelyn’s ex is increasingly threatening, and she needs to secure a future for her and her kids. Can they beat the odds, salvage the ashes of their pasts, and risk everything for love, or are they just fishing for trouble?
THE BIKER GHOST MEETS HIS MATCH by Jo-Ann Carson
Gambling Ghosts Novella #4
How could a dead guy be so sexy?
When Charlene Walker, a tattoo artist with a sweet tooth for bad boys, starts a boycott of a haunted teahouse in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, no one alive or dead is safe. One way or another, she intends to stop the haunting of her brother, a good deed she figures will kick-start a tamer life.
Biker ghost Rufus has no idea what he’s up against. Her saucy personality makes him feel alive, not to mention her provocative tattoos and every inch of her body. Pulled into her web, he finds himself confessing to more than the ace up his sleeve that got him killed, and he struggles with feelings he never imagined having.
Adding to their epic heat is the mischievous charm of a resident pirate ghost and the twisted intentions of a human trafficker from Charlie’s past.
What happens when you mix an ink slinger with attitude, a cheating gambler, a playful pirate and an evil creep? Another Gambling Ghost story.
ROYAL ENCHANTMENT by Sharon Ashwood
Camelot Reborn #3
She married the king. She wanted the man.
Guinevere’s marriage to Arthur was a political partnership, never a romance. Merlin knows that the king’s court, newly restored at a medieval theme park, will only be complete if Arthur has his lady. Little did anyone suspect that once Guinevere gets a taste of twenty-first-century freedoms that this ancient queen would lose interest in belonging to any man—even a royal one.
It takes a dragon, and some passionate nights spent in each other’s arms, to lure her back to her husband’s side. Arthur is willing to accept Gwen’s help in protecting the new Camelot from a fae menace, but the bigger challenge will be wooing back Guinevere for a second chance at love…
HOT AND FILTHY: THE HONEYMOON by Whitley Cox
The Dark and Damaged Hearts Series, Book 4.5
Emma Everly didn’t know true love or happiness until she met enigmatic millionaire James Shaw. He turned her world upside down, all for the better, possessing her heart, body, and soul. He brought her over to the dark and dirty side and opened her eyes to the wild and kinky sex Emma didn’t even know she craved.
Now they’re married and ready to start their life together, and Emma realizes all her dreams are coming true. With a romantic honeymoon planned on a live-aboard boat in French Polynesia with nothing but her handsome husband and the fishes, Emma is positive James will take her body to newer and more extreme heights of pleasure. But James has other ideas, and even in the middle of their sexy sea adventure, their relationship is put to the test. Emma must find a way to come to terms with James’ demands or risk ruining their first holiday as husband and wife.
***A quick and funny story with nothing but sex, scuba diving, and newlywed bickering. Because these two deserve a chill honeymoon. As I’ve started telling people, it’s nothing but pure filth with the odd parrot fish sighting. Don’t expect the darkness and angst of the other books; this little story is meant to be light, fun, super dirty and give you all the happy feels.
***Warning, this book contains explicit sexual content, vulgar language, and BDSM***
Dreams and Promises comprises six short stories and novellas written by authors who live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It’s our way of honoring Canada’s Sesquicentennial. July 1st 2017 marks 150 years since our country became a Confederation. Thank you for helping us celebrate our nation’s milestone birthday.
My Baby Wrote Me A Letter by Jacquie Biggar
A family’s brush with the past will threaten the fabric of their lives. Grace Freeman is eight months pregnant, and with her navy husband away on a mission, she craves the security of her childhood home in Canada. When she finds a letter written by her long-lost mother, it creates a tear in the foundation of those she loves. Can Grace find a way to bring her family peace, or will a message from the past destroy their future?
Rendezvous by Anna Markland
Ian Donaldson is a gentleman clerk with the NW fur trading company. Newly arrived in Fort William from Scotland, he is immediately drawn to Nindaanis, a metis woman with an illegitimate child. When the baby’s voyageur father returns for the annual Great Rendezvous, Ian defies convention and fights for the woman he loves.
With Glowing Hearts by Reggi Allder
Would you leave everything you know to follow the man you love? A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot and a British nurse meet in London during the Blitz. Can the love that blossoms between them survive the ravages of war?
Once Upon an Attic by LizAnn Carson
Kate is Jamie’s ideal woman. His meddlesome grandfather agrees. Only two problems stand in the way: Kate has uncovered Gramps’ long-hidden love story, and Gramps is… a ghost.
Prairie Storm by Sylvie Grayson
It’s 1918, and prairie farmer Shane Narraway is doing his best to help feed the Allied troops overseas. But his real goal is to marry Emily Waddell. With the war news worsening daily, his brother fighting in Europe, and the outbreak of the Spanish flu, Shane’s life is about to unfold in ways he never imagined.
When the Boys Came Home by Alice Valdal
When Dot McGuire’s fiancé is reported missing during the Great War, she accepts the inevitable and builds a new life for herself. Then he comes home, suffering from amnesia. Does her future lie in the old dream, or in the changing world of the roaring twenties?
DIVING IN HEART FIRST by Yvonne Rediger
Deke said he’d keep Maddie safe, but didn’t realize he was the one at risk.
Maddie Windsor is getting on with her life, after a nasty break up. She is bound for the island of Utila and determined to achieve one of her fondest wishes–to pass her PADI scuba diving basic level.
Deke Ellis is also bound for the Utila Dive Lodge, except he was already volun-told to track Maddie by his boss, as a favour for the RCMP. Seven million dollars is missing and so is Alan Greenway, Maddie’s ex-boyfriend. If Alan shows his face in Utila, Deke has to stay focused, even if he finds Maddie unbelievably tempting.
SWEET JUSTICE by Mimi Barbour
Mob Tracker Series, book 2
Driven by revenge, she’ll do whatever it takes!
Cassidy Santino is closing in on the mobsters who murdered her brother and there’s no way she’s giving up her quest for revenge. She’s working at a seedy bar where the gang members hang out so she can dig up information that might lead to finding his killers. When jealous hookers and sleazy barmaids try forcing her to leave, she fights back. For the love of an old rascal who owns the neighborhood gym, she helps train his protégé in the boxing ring. For her sanity, she clings to her relationship with the one man who makes her feel like a woman.
Detective Trace McGuire loses his mother, the person who’s meant everything to him until Cassidy Santino explodes into his life. This chick’s got him so tied up that he’s willing to shirk responsibilities in his job and cut her slack for interfering in his investigation. But when Cassidy keeps putting herself in danger from the lunatic who owns the bar where she works, that’s where he draws the line. Even if she fights him every damn inch of the way. And man… can this girl fight!
Airman Connor O’Riley doesn’t believe in love. But when he crosses into a warzone to rescue a downed pilot, and finds an elderly Syrian couple has kept the man safe, he’s moved by the pair’s long-term devotion to each other to rescue them, too—and promptly lands himself in hot water. Shunted aside to a make-work, multi-branch detail under Army general Augustus Reed, Connor will do whatever it takes to clear his name—even if that means heading to Montana to marry the general’s daughter.
Sadie Reed is done with love. Her poor choices nearly got her sisters killed when she fell for a man entrenched in the drug trade. She’s ready to leave Chance Creek—just as soon as her sister Cass returns from her honeymoon. So when the handsome airman shows up at Two Willows, with orders from her father to help Sadie build a legacy project, she gives Connor one month to get it done.
Connor never thought he’d fall for Sadie, but when he learns she means to leave, he knows far more than his mission is at stake. Can he convince her to stay?
Or will love remain out of his reach for good?
HIGHLAND BETRAYAL by Anna Markland
Captain Morgan Pendray is a career soldier, a Welshman serving in Cromwell’s English army sent to invade Scotland. As if life isn’t complicated enough by these conflicting loyalties, he is drawn to Hannah Kincaid, a Royalist spy he suspects has spirited away the Scottish Crown Jewels from under Cromwell’s nose.
Is their relationship a cat-and-mouse game that will end with each betraying the other?
AN ORCHID FOR PENELOPE by Helena Korin
Jonathan Greenley, a gentleman botanist, has brought back orchid cuttings from the Amazon and hopes to be the first to culture an orchid in England. Penelope, while on a quest of her own, tries to help in her aunt’s new conservatory.
One disaster follows another until Jonathan makes a surprising discovery, which changes his focus in life and Penelope manages to dig up a long buried family secret.
MOON SHINE by Sylvie Grayson
Some secrets are too dangerous to keep…
After losing her husband to a deadly illness, Julia Butler is determined to look after her family, but this is the 1930’s and times are tough for everyone. As the endless string of jobless men trudges past her farm, she does her best to hang on. Then two strangers suddenly appear at her home. They are hiding something that places her family in danger, and nothing will ever be the same.
Dr. Will Stofford has become disillusioned with women. In an effort to heal his broken heart, he leaves his brothers behind and sets up his medical practice in the Kootenays where no one knows him. Meeting Julia throws his plans into chaos. Will can’t turn his back on a challenge and he won’t rest until he solves this puzzle and puts things right.
In the 1930’s, can a country doctor and a determined widow save the lives of these abandone strangers?
HIS BEST FRIEND’S WIFE by Lee McKenzie
The Finnegan Sisters, book 2
A second chance for his first love
Paul Woodward has always known Annie Finnegan was the one. But when she married his best friend, he moved away from their tiny hometown to try to forget the woman he could never have. When her husband passes away, Paul is heartbroken and wants to be there for the love of his life—but how can he, given the way he feels? As he returns to take over his ill father’s medical practice, though, it’s clear that Annie and her son are the family Paul longs for. As Annie heals and their connection grows, Paul will wait to find out if love really gives second chances…
LETTER FROM RAMSGATE by Suzan Lauder
“Sir, I am not known to you. I fear you may have concerns regarding some intelligence that recently came to me from your sister…”
…a simple letter shatters illusions and turns the world upside down!
On holiday in Ramsgate, Elizabeth Bennet befriends shy, romantic Georgiana Darcy, who shares and adoring description of an ideal elder brother. When Georgiana discloses a secret infatuation with her brother’s “close friend” Mr. Wickham, Elizabeth’s altered perception of both men affects her actions and alliances.
The secret within an anonymous letter from Ramsgate ties Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth together but also separates them. A second missive unlocks the disguise, but Mr. Darcy realizes his true passions too late to assist Elizabeth in her darkest hour. Will the shocking disclosure of a forgotten letter transform his understanding of her heart and lead them to embrace their future?
– Letter from Ramsgate is a Pride and Prejudice variation suitable for most audiences (youth and up).
– Amazon #1 Bestseller in Romance Classics and Historical Classics.
FINDING HAYDEN by Jodie Esch
The Coopers, Book 1
She isn’t looking for love and he isn’t thinking about tomorrow. Their journey together is not what they expected but it may turn into something they need.
Lily Morgan is a woman who harbors a terrible secret. She escapes to an island sanctuary and re-invents herself. Everything is fine until her past shows up to haunt her.
Hayden Cooper is a reluctant military hero. Now he’s lost his job and maybe he’s lost his mind. Every day he battles PTSD. He doesn’t expect to find a woman who challenges all of his thinking.
Can two lost souls save each other and learn to trust again?
SUMMER OF FORTUNE by Judith Hudson
Book One of the Fortune Bay Series
It’s hard to keep a secret in Fortune Bay.
When life hands you lemons…
Maddie Tedesco’s making lemonade—again. Although troubled when her daughter goes to live with her absentee father for the summer, Maddie takes advantage of the unexpected freedom to work on the photographs for her first professional show. Leaving the safety of her job at an upscale Seattle gallery, she heads to Washington State’s Olympic Mountains hoping the rustic cabin on Majestic Lake will be help her get over her slump and jumpstart her creative juices.
In Fortune Bay she finds the life she’s always wished for but never thought she could have: inspiration, new friends and a man with the family she’s always dreamed of.
Until her mother shows up in town. Will the people of Fortune Bay still accept her when they find out who she really is?
HER COUNTRY HEART by Reggi Allder
A Sierra Creek Novel
Why is Amy Long attracted to the only man who can stop her from achieving her dream?
Amy needs a fresh start. After years of living in the city, she returns to Sierra Creek to run her grandmother’s farm. Does she still belong in the small town?
Cowboy Wyatt Cameron doesn’t think so. As half owner, he’s promised to sell the farm and send her packing.
What can she do to change his mind?
Will sparks fly without breaking a heart?
GRACE’S FOLLY by Kathleen Lawless
Medical doctor Grace Abbot has deceived her father, who believes she stayed out East to become a proper doctor’s wife. Now he wants her home, but if he learns she’s the doctor, she may lose the inheritance to fund her passion, a woman’s clinic.
When a wounded stranger shows up at her Kansas City infirmary—with almost the same last name as the drifter she married to get her dowry money—Grace hits upon a wild scheme. This darkly handsome Mr. Abbott can pose as her doctor husband for the visit back home in California.
She can view him as dispassionately as she would anyone. Can’t she?
Pinkerton detective Dexter Abbott has found his client’s wilful daughter, and she’s given him the perfect excuse to stick to her side while he returns her to her father. But his real problem begins when he doesn’t tell her what his actual job is—and when being so close to her inspires longings Dex never expected in himself.
She vowed to uphold the law.
He’s determined to break it.
Together, they just might bend the rules.
Rookie cop Sophie Nicols knows the dangers of a one-night stand with a sexy stranger. Unable to resist the pull of cocky, badass biker Ace Logan, she indulges in one steamy night of raw, unbridled passion. At least, that was the plan…
As the new sergeant-at-arms for the Rogue Riders MC, Ace doesn’t need complications in his life—especially a curvy, captivating cop with a kick-ass attitude who has the power to wreak havoc on his club. So why can’t he stay away?
When Sophie’s brother is kidnapped by a ruthless criminal gang, Ace might be her only hope to find him. But once he has the rookie in his arms, he’ll never let her go. Now, Sophie must make a choice: break the law or break her heart?
Since being widowed two years ago, Kitty Cateril has been trapped in her late husband’s home, where she is expected to mourn forever. Desperate to escape, Kitty will consider any option—even a hasty marriage to a stranger with no intention of abandoning his bachelor ways.
London life suits Beau Braydon, especially his work keeping Britain safe. So when he inherits the title of Viscount Dauntry, he has no intention of resettling on a rural estate. He can’t resist the opportunity to marry a sensible widow who can manage Beauchamp Abbey for him—until he realizes Kitty is more than he bargained for.
Before Kitty and Dauntry can adjust to each other, a threat to the royal family takes them to London. Soon someone is determined to prevent Dauntry from exposing the villain, and secrets in Kitty’s past threaten their growing love…
A Romantic Times Top Pick
OUTBACK PROMISE by Maggie Bolitho
Sometimes, before you can find yourself, you must lose yourself in the desert.
Can Ros and Grady move on from the past, or will their pain drive them apart? Six years ago, the Balfours lost their son Cadel to a hit-and-run driver. A few months ago, Ros discovered Grady’s affair. With their marriage fast disintegrating, they decide to take a three-month camping trip into the heart of Australia to try and mend deep wounds and rekindle the fire that once fused them close. This trip will decide the fate of their relationship: do they have enough strength and enough love left to accept what life has put them both through? But trust and forgiveness don’t come easily, and Ros and Grady have to navigate not only the wilderness of the Outback and the challenges of other travellers, but also the chasm of grief and bitterness they have sunk into over the last six years. Their only hope for survival lies in facing the secrets they have both tried to keep buried …
A contemporary novel set against the sweeping backdrop of the Australian Outback.
BALM OF GILEAD by Adina Senft
Book 3 in the Healing Grace trilogy
Sarah Yoder hasn’t seen Henry Byler since he became engaged to an Englisch woman, which is best for her peace of mind. Since Henry never joined the Amish church, any relationship but a neighborly one is impossible. So she stays busy with her family, welcoming her son back from the ranch he’s been working on in Colorado, doing a little matchmaking for her sister-in-law, and making the teas and tinctures that heal the members of her church.
Then Henry seeks her out, desperate for a balm for his sensitive hands before his success as a potter is jeopardized, and Sarah must call on every ounce of strength to deny the cry of her heart. Yet there is Someone who just might have a special cure in mind—a healing balm with the power to change everything. But with Henry’s wedding only weeks away, is it already too late?
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