Authors to Read: Romance
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READERS: Please check out the amazing and talented authors listed below. I have categorized alphabetically by first name. Once a month I offer the opportunity for writers to share their work (see work/comments) on my blog, and this list is a collection of the work authors have submitted.
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Romance Genre (Sub-genres: E-erotica, S-suspense; H-historical; P-paranormal; t-thriller; C-contemp; F: fantasy; NA: new adult; YA- young adult)
- Allison Williford (C) – Waiting for You
There are two things Kylie Lewis has learned: cancer and loss have the power to tear us apart, and love has the power to heal us. Kylie is perfectly content with her quiet life as an advice columnist for the Charleston Herald – that is, until her life is turned upside down when she meets Adam Bell, an aspiring musician, and her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer. Waiting for You is a story about love, loss, and music. Amazon link to buy.
- Amber Dane (H) – The Beast of Renald (The Northern Knights Book 3)
A widow with a treasure trove of secrets… A brooding and reclusive Norman Warrior…
Lady Caroline, widowed with her son by her side is devastated when she is forcefully wed to the king’s man known as The Beast. She’d survived one loveless marriage, she could survive another. But it would be hard to do when the scarred man holds her heart from first sight. The lovely widow’s kiss tore his unforgiving soul asunder. England has been conquered and Darc Renald agrees to go on one last quest with his king to crush usurpers, the last thing he expects is to find himself wed and saddled with the chestnut- haired widow and her young son. Link to buy
A match made in hell… Stubborn and Defiant
Hardened by a lost love before, battle-scarred Rourke Thorsson accepts his fate…he must take to wife the sister of his dead betrothed. But the fiery Saxon hellion has not accepted hers and fights him every inch of the way. She possessed an unbreakable spirit none the likes of which he’d ever encountered and Rourke is determined to bend her to his rule~ no matter what it takes. With her sister now dead, strong- willed Lady Alexa is forced to wed in her stead to one of the most feared men in Northern England… the Dark Axe. Link to buy
- Anne Allen (M): Dangerous Waters: Contemporary Romantic Mystery (The Guernsey Novels Book 1)
A contemporary romantic mystery, Dangerous Waters is the first of The Guernsey Novels
Tragedy seems to follows Jeanne Le Page around . . . Can she really go through it again and survive? Jeanne Le Page is lucky to be alive … 15 years ago she was almost killed in a boating accident which brought heart-breaking family tragedy. Now 31, Jeanne is returning reluctantly to the Island of Guernsey following the death of her beloved Grandmother. Struggling for breath as the ferry nears the Island, Jeanne feels a dark foreboding overwhelm her as hazy memories of that terrible day resurface. Link to buy
- August MacGregor (E): For a list of books, click here: https://augustmacgregor.wordpress.com/ebooks/
- Brittney Sahin (S): Silenced Memories (Hidden Truths Book 1)
Kate Adams has never found it difficult to keep a professional relationship with her clients . . . but then she’s never had a client like Michael Maddox. From the moment she arrives in Charlotte, Kate is tongue-tied by the devastatingly gorgeous former Marine and intelligence genius turned multi-millionaire entrepreneur. Michael seems at first glance to be the perfect catch, except for one problem. He doesn’t do relationships. And Kate doesn’t do one-night stands. But as the tension mounts between them, Kate discovers she has larger problems—an untraceable stalker . . . and a dangerous past. When Michael offers his protection, Kate is grateful, and yet afraid. For as they grow closer, she realizes that Michael has his own secret past. And while he might save her life, he will surely break her heart. Silenced Memories (Hidden Truths Book 1) is a stand-alone novel.
- Delaney Rush (P/F): My Stepbrother The Panther (The Billionaire’s Stepdaughter Book 1)- Shifter Romance
My Stepbrother the Panther” is the first installment of the exciting, hot and sexy romance series (The Billionaires Stepdaughter). Cassidy was ready to coast through her last agonizing year of high school and be off to college in the fall. She will soon learned that her road to college became a little more interesting when her mother surprised her with her new marriage to a charismatic billionaire.
Torn away from her old school and home, Cassidy must move in with her “new family” for her senior year. To make matters worse she inherited a cocky and arrogant stepbrother to go with her already uncomfortable situation.
Forced into living the “Family” life by her mother and her new stepfather, Cassidy and Gabe are forced into attending family get-togethers. Cassidy becomes aware that Gabe hates his family as much as Cassidy hates his personality.
She has always been attracted to Gabe and seeing this new side of him makes her second guess their potential romance. Soon the two can’t fight off their feelings and give in to the sexual attraction. Only during sex and romance does Gabe show his animalistic side. Amazon link to buy
- Delaney Rush (NA): The Hive (Mafia Romance)
You will soon learn in this mafia romance short story that everything is not always as it seems. Sara is out for revenge. Ever since the mafia killed her father after he discovered a cure for addictions, Sara has wanted blood. She wants someone to pay and she’s found the perfect place to let all of her hatred out in a productive way. The Hive is a secret organization that is out to eradicate the mafia and organized crime in the city of Boston. Its mysterious leader Nina gives Sara the assignment of a lifetime. She is sent on an assassination mission to kill the head of the family responsible for killing Sara’s father. Sara will soon realize that her new mission is not what she was expecting. Amazon link
- Fiola Faelan: Holiday Hearts Awakening
Her determination to guard her heart goes up in smoke when fire forces her from her home and into Zach’s arms. What’s a girl to do when her new sexy neighbor embarks on a sensuous campaign against her body, heart & soul?
Little does Zach know his gift this holiday will be a stubborn too-sexy neighbor in need. When desire and his protective instincts roar to the front, will he finally open his heart to love? Amazon
- Fionna Guillaume (E): An Amazon’s Equal
In a society of Amazon warriors, Pyrena dares the impossible… she falls in love. Greek legends call them Amazons, but Pyrena and her sisters are not merely warrior women. Wise mistresses of their forest home, they share everything: friends, war, work, meals…and captive men. Love has no place in their community; the men they keep are strictly for pleasure. It seems idyllic, yet Pyrena can’t help feeling there is something missing in her world. Astrastos marches into battle with one intention: to claim a fiery Amazon for his bed. When he is captured instead, he discovers more than he ever imagined. As they share erotic delights and passionate conversations, he realizes Pyrena is the woman he wants for life. As they fall inevitably, unstoppably in love, the pressures of captivity grow stronger. Without freedom they cannot truly be together, but how can Pyrena stand alone against everything she has ever known? She must find a way to reconcile her society with her love….or abandon them both. “An Amazon’s Equal” is an erotic New Adult romance, set in a historical fantasy world where women rule, love is impossible, and a Goddess’ blessing may also be a curse. Amazon link to buy
- Heidi Renee Mason (S/C): Investigating the Heart
After the death of her husband in a plane crash, Emma McCoy, a single mom of three, has given up on love. When she meets Liam O’Reilly, an FBI agent who is new in town, the chemistry is immediate. Emma tries to keep her distance, but Liam is determined to win her over. As the two navigate their feelings, Emma’s resolve begins to crumble. What Emma doesn’t know is that Liam is connected to her past in a way that she could never have imagined, and this connection could put their future in jeopardy. In the small town of Beckland, Ohio, danger is the last thing that Emma expects. However, since Liam’s arrival, it seems like peril is waiting around every corner. Amazon link to buy
- Jax Jillian (C): Larkin’s Letters
“I left you something on the nightstand,” she said. “You did? What is it?”” Just turn over and look,” she pleaded. He turned over to look, hesitantly, not wanting to look away from her. She always seemed to disappear every time he looked away. A manila envelope lay atop the white rustic nightstand and the word “Ryan” that was penned across the front was beckoning him. He glared at the envelope for just a moment before turning back to her. But she was gone. As Ryan Boone struggles to come to grips with not being able to keep a promise he made to his dying wife, Larkin’s Letters propels readers into the mind of Ryan as he struggles with frequent visits from her ghost and a series of letters she leaves behind. Ryan worked hard to become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors, but no matter how busy or famous he became, he always remained loyal to his childhood best friend, Larkin James. When Larkin is diagnosed with leukemia, Ryan sacrifices his career to be by her side and in turn realizes how much he had always loved her. Throughout Larkin’s sickness, Ryan promised that he wouldn’t let her die alone. But we learn that not all of our promises are within our control. Amazon link to buy
- Jax Jillian (C): Ryan’s Letters
- Karen Lime (c):Kill Em With Kindness
Heather Joanne Crawfield enjoys writing cliche heart-wrenching love stories for bored housewives. While she has never experienced the thrill and drama of love itself, she suddenly becomes a part of it when a hot guy next door moves in. He isn’t only the picture perfect Prince Charming she desires, but he’s also a temperamental knight obsessed with helping a damsel-in-distress. As Heather finds herself staring in her own love story, obstacles do appear and in the form of a jealous girlfriend and a past best forgotten. Love takes many forms but the reality will be different from her books. Will she lay claim on the opportunity of love before her or walk away in fear? Link to Buy FREE AUGUST 7TH & 8TH
- Lisa Emme– Home Again
They say you can’t go home again. Allie Daniels hopes they are wrong, whoever they are. After a series of misfortunes, she and her small son have come home to the town she thought she had left behind. She’s just looking for a safe place to raise her son. The last thing she wants is any more complications.
Mike Finn didn’t roll into town on his Harley looking for love; he just wants to find a place to call home. Hoping to escape the fast-paced, anonymous life in the city, he’s bought a partnership in the local veterinarian practice. The small town has a lot to offer – especially after a chance encounter with Allie.
When Mike first sets eyes on Allie, sparks fly. He knows there’s something there, but the reluctant, single mom is going to take some convincing. Good thing Mike is a persistent man. When strange things start to happen around town, his protective instinct is sent into high gear. It’s just as well, because when Allie starts playing detective, she may find herself in over her head. Don’t let this sweet looking cover fool you, this story is sweet with a side of spicy heat and contains explicit sex and language. Intended for a mature audience. Home Again
- Lyn Horner (RS/P/T): DECODING MICHAELA (Romancing the Guardians, Book Two)
This series chronicles the adventures of seven chosen ones who guard secret scrolls handed down from their Tuatha Dé Danann ancestors (pagan Irish demi-gods.) Each scroll prophesies a future apocalyptic event. The Guardians are hunted by the evil Hellhounds, who want to use the scrolls to gain power. Each of the seven finds unexpected love as the saga builds to a final showdown with their mortal enemies. Available on: Amazon Apple Barnes & Noble Kobo **Note: Book One, Rescuing Lara, was released on Dec. 21, 2014; available on the same sites (coming soon to Apple)
- Margaret Lynette Sharp (YA): Of Love and Secrets
- Margaret Lynette Sharp (H): Romance, 50’s Style
- M.T. Bass (H): Lodging
- Pandora Spocks (C) – Luke and Bella: Two Streets Over
It was the job of a lifetime. Touring the world, creating an hour-long travel program at each stop. Bella wondered if she and her photographer/co-producer Luke would see eye to eye, if they’d be able to work together or if there would be conflict. Three months was a long time to be thrown together with a stranger. Her executive producer Charlie said Luke was the best. She hoped he was right. Link to buy / re-release on iTunes)
- P.C. Zick: Florida Fiction Series
Three full-length novels filled with love, intrigue, murder, and mayhem in wild and wacky Florida – Tortoise Stew, Trails in the Sand, Native Lands follow the outrageous happenings in the Sunshine State when it comes to developing and destroying precious natural resources. Love and romance mingle with bits of environmental truths in these three contemporary novels. Link to buy
- P.C. Zick: Third Base
When Adriana Moretti meets baseball star Tomas Vegas, she’s surprised by his kindness. While Tomas puts all his energy into winning the World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he’s thrown off his game by the brilliant and beautiful Adriana, who owns a multi-million dollar business she started with her late husband. She’s determined to carry on his legacy, but she doesn’t expect to fall for the handsome Puerto Rican Tomas. His supermodel ex-girlfriend and Adriana’s tightly-knit Italian family threaten to tear them apart, which causes Tomas to disappoint his team and Adriana to ignore her business. The more they’re pulled apart, the more they yearn to be together. Amazon link to buy
Kate McAdams was forced six years ago to leave her beloved hometown of Willow Valley, leaving behind her family and the only man she’s ever loved, Marc Caliendo. Although she has created a new life for herself away from the drama, secrets and stress of the small town, she must return upon her grandmother’s death. Her return brings back wonderful memories, especially of Marc, but also horrible fears from the past.
When fate throws her and Marc together once again, how can they ignore the everlasting love and desire between them? Will Kate stay and face her demons or will the deceit and secrets of the past destroy any future they may have and force her to leave again?
This book can be read as a stand alone, but for more enjoyment read them in the order of the series, as all the characters appear in future books. Lakeshore Secrets: The McAdams Sisters (By The Lake Series Book 1)
- Sonia Parin (C)- Her Charming Heartbreaker (A Town Named Eden Book 1)
When Theo Kendrick flies from L.A. to the small country town of Eden, Australia with a time sensitive task of finding his father’s old flame, his attention is diverted by Eddie (Edwina) Faydon – the fiery redheaded, dart throwing, wild boar hunting co-owner of Eden’s only pub, The Gloriana. Theo wears his halo on a crooked angle, but exploring possibilities with Eddie is one complication too many in his already hectic life. Besides, he’s already been shuffled off to the second place podium when his fiancée fell in love again with her ex. He won’t risk exposing his feelings again. But there are powers beyond his control at work in Eden. Eddie believes she’s either being hounded by Murphy’s Law or plagued by the disasters come in threes adage and has her sights set on a third disastrous relationship so she can finally have the happy-ever-after she craves. Trying to talk Eddie out of getting her heart broken results in a bruised jaw, many tulips, a Beagle named Murphy and the threat of a visit from Eddie’s double barrel shotgun wielding grandmother, only to find that home is where the heart leads. Amazon / B&N / ibooks / Smashwords
- Sonia Parin (C)- Her Perfect Mismatch (A Town Named Eden Book 2)
Mitch Faydon always plays nice, never hurting anyone, never making promises he can’t keep, but now that he’s been used, he’s sworn to shake off the bad-boy of Eden reputation. It’s time for everyone to see there’s more to him than meets the eye. No easy task when you’re known as a sweet talker who can convince anyone into doing anything, even if they don’t want to, or shouldn’t want to. When his particular skill set is called on to diffuse a situation, Mitch encounters the parking snatcher, Elizabeth Charles. The pretty strawberry blonde tourist is experiencing some issues. Her pride is on the line and her entire future depends on a Puff Donut that has reduced her to a whimpering mess. Before either one can come to terms with their new lives, they’ll tackle anaemic looking omelettes, try to catch a rhubarb thief, go hunting for the ghost of Wilbur, and discover that love has a way of sneaking up even when you least expect it… Amazon / B&N / iBooks / Smashwords
- Sonia Parin – All Heart and Mischief (A Town Named Eden)
Joyce Breeland’s traumatic childhood hasn’t held her back. She’s made a life for herself in the small alpine town of Eden and everyone in her life matters. Including Bradford Mills – the man who taunts her with his indifference. They have a good working relationship – he buys coffee from her, she sells him coffee, and no matter what she brews for him, she can’t crack his calm exterior. Then everything changes. She’s gone too far and now she suspects him of being a hired killer on vacation…
One day Joyce Breeland is a minx, the next she’s parading around as a Nutcracker soldier, or a Christmas angel. Watching Joyce embrace life almost as if she wanted to give her past a middle finger salute adds to the entertainment value and has kept Bradford Mills relatively sane. He’s waited a year to resume his career as overseas correspondent for a major newspaper. This isn’t the time to stop avoiding Joyce. While going to her rescue has lowered his guard, he feels Joyce deserves someone who’s good to the core and he only has sarcasm and cynicism to offer her. However, he knows his uncle lured him to this small town for a reason. When he realizes what it is, his life will never be the same again. Amazon
- Sonia Parin – A Town Name Eden, Books 1-3
Light, flirty and fun contemporary romance. Amazon
- Veronica Blake (H) – Black Horse
Adopted by the Sioux as a young child, Meadow thinks of herself as one of the People, until a white visitor to their camp notices her pale coloring and begins to question her background. On the verge of consummating her vows with the virile young chief who’s captured her heart, she is torn from the life she loves while he must risk his freedom to rescue her. Link to buy
- Veronica Blake (H) – White Owl
As battle brews between the Utes and the white settlers in Colorado Territory, one bronze-skinned warrior will risk his honor and his life to claim the redheaded beauty who’s captured his heart. Link to buy
Keep an eye out for upcoming romance novels:
- S.J. Lynn (S) – Through the Fog (Love Revived ) (Volume 1)
- Website/blog: https://sjlynn87.wordpress.com/