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Monday, January 28, 2019

Interview with Merricat Mulwray, SOUR PUSS

Can you give us a brief overview of your latest book? Is it part of a series?
It’s a dark comedy that tackles rape culture on a college campus, amongst other things. 
Do you have a favorite character?
We love them all in different ways. One of us gets a particular kick out of James and Coach Green. They both want the same thing but have very different delusional ways about trying to achieve what they want. 

Have you ever had a minor character evolve into a major one? Did that change the direction of the novel at all?
I don’t think so much in this particular novel. Each character had a very specific reason for being where they are. However, we recently looked through some old notes from the first draft of Sourpuss and it referenced a character named Steve. We have no idea who Steve is or what he was doing there.  So now anyone we don’t remember meeting before we call, Steve. 

What is your writing process? Do you listen to music or do you like silence?
For a lot of people the writing process is so difficult for a multitude of reasons that people want to know how you get into it. Music or silence. All we can say that it just depends. Sometimes you can’t focus with it and sometimes you desperately need background noise. But we’ll tell you what we absolutely cannot do. That is drink and write. How did all the great writes that were alcoholics do it? If either of us has a glass of wine, we’re ready to get the party started not sit down and stare at a screen. 

Do you outline your story or just go where your muse takes you?
Rough outlines work for us and then the muse helps us connect the dots. 

Did you hire an editor to review your manuscript before publishing?
In great restaurants, like three Michelin Star restaurants, before they serve you a beautiful piece of fish. They have three different cooks go over it each time from a different angle to make sure they don’t serve a guest bones. We had a few beta readers and two editors. It’s essential. It will also give you a lot of confidence in you work once it’s out because you know you did everything you could. And then it’s just down to a matter of taste and knowing that everything is not for everyone. 

Besides Amazon, are there any other sites where your books are for sale? 
Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Indie Bound.

Do you find it difficult to juggle your time between marketing your current book and writing your next book?
One of us has a knack for research and scheduling so everything was planned out before Sourpuss was finished. 
Besides writing, do you have any other passions?
I love surfing.  Can’t wait until my son is old enough to learn. 

Dancing and the cinema.

Some fun facts about you, which do you prefer – dogs or cats? Chocolate or vanilla? Coffee or Tea? Talk or Text? Day or Night
I have a cat Siamese cat named Bez. He’s more dog than cat he plays fetch and is incredibly affectionate.  I would like a dog but I’m not interested in cleaning up anyone else’s poop at this point. Diapers and the cat box are enough. Maybe I’ll toilet train the cat and the baby at the same time. 

I love chocolate. So. Very. Much. 

Tea. All day. I love a nice cup of builder’s. I also like white teas. I enjoy a cortado from time to time but I haven’t had one in over a year. I’m still breastfeeding and my son already never sleeps so I can’t throw an espresso shot into the mix. 

Please text me. I hate phone calls. Unless it’s a good friend and we are having a real talk.  

I’m naturally a night owl. But my son has decided otherwise. 

I love all animals. I’m currently responsible for the best Chihuahua a person could ask for.


Early Grey, Coffee Bean chai lattes.

Depends on who is trying to communicate with me.


Merricat Mulwray
Publication date: January 20th 2019
Genres: Comedy, Contemporary, New Adult

Sourpuss is a blistering satire of the depraved and entitled culture that pervades college campuses.
Mallory Wahl loathes the campus party scene . . .
She’s sprinting through her senior year obsessed with winning a spot on the US Olympic track team. But she runs straight into a hurdle in the form of fraternity president Graham Patterson, an intern assigned to help her recover from an injury – one she blames on him.
Once Graham’s therapies begin to work, Mallory pretends to fall in love but traps herself in her own scheme and tailspins deep into his debauched world. When a scandal erupts which threatens to shatter her Olympic dreams once and for all, Mallory must finally face the dark truth she’s been running from since freshman year.
In the style of a ’90s dark comedy flick, Merricat Mulwray’s debut brings an insightful and humorous perspective to the reckless behavior college students perpetually get away with. Mallory, herself a flawed heroine, is backed by a self-serving cast of athletes, party girls, townies, and fraternity brothers so hilariously dark that the book will leave you wondering if anyone ever gets what they deserve.

Author Bio:
Merricat Mulwray is the collaboration of two sisters. They live in Los Angeles where they hatch plans and develop schemes, sometimes these turn into novels.

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After getting blacklisted from the venture capital industry, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Vaughan will do anything to avoid telling his wife what happened. Even if it means agreeing to her dream of bicycling around the world. Kara, tired of being married to a workaholic, was readying for a divorce. Now, she’s packing bags of a different kind. Together, they pedal away from Seattle, headed east on the open road across America, Europe, and beyond.

Theirs is a decision that reverberates across centuries, shattering a continuum that bound their souls throughout time, and traps Edward in a battle with a past life over an eternal love.

As the miles roll by, and the couple's sordid secrets begin to surface, the couple encounters several men plucked from history, each one a vessel of Edward’s soul in a prior life. Of them, a 19th century art dealer proves dangerous, believing Kara is his ticket back to the past.

Tailwinds Past Florence is a contemporary love story with a magical twist, landing readers in the saddle of a global bicycle adventure.
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Kara woke to warm breath on her face and the sense that the tent had shrunk in the night. It was Edward leaning over her, smiling brightly. She blinked the sleep away and tried remembering where they were as he brushed the hair from her brow and kissed her forehead. His lips glanced her nose then landed tenderly on her mouth, lingering, his eyes closed.

“Happy anniversary, my love.” His face hovered an inch from hers, his breath minty.

Eight days had passed since the incident at the American Legion, six since Kara had ceased giving him the silent treatment. She hadn’t forgiven him, not completely. Rather, she ran out of the energy required to ignore a husband with whom she spent every moment of every day. Unlike at home, where she could retreat to her studio, slamming the door behind her, bicycle touring forced compromise, or at least a ceasefire. A tent was too small a battlefield for open hostilities.

She fought to stifle a yawn as a cowbell clanged in the distance. Closer, the sound of flags snapping in the morning breeze. The fairgrounds, she realized, recalling the colorful pennants atop the wash house. “Happy anniversary to you, too.” She reached between them, tugged at the zipper on her sleeping bag, and peeled the top flap back, an open invitation.

His eyes flickered with flirtatious excitement as he rolled onto his side, his hand on her belly. “I’ve got a surprise. Hurry up and get dressed.”

“Can’t it wait?” Kara grabbed his wrist and pulled him near. It had been too long.

He let out a faint groan, as if the temptation was a test of will against which he had taken an oath. “I’m already dressed. I got up early. But tonight …”

About the Author:

Doug Walsh made his fiction debut with Tailwinds Past Florence, a road-tripping love story with a magical twist, inspired by the two years he spent cycling the world. 

The novel was a prizewinner in the PNWA Literary Contest. He's also authored One Lousy Pirate, a travel memoir, and over one hundred officially-licensed video game strategy guides. Travel guides to fictitious places, as he likes to call them. Originally from New Jersey, he now lives and plays in the mountains of western Washington.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

#Excerpt: BY ANY MEANS by James Morris

By Any Means
James Morris
Publication date: January 2nd 2019
Genres: Adult, Thriller

How Far Would You Go To Save Your Son?
Lucas Turner is an ordinary teenager with an extraordinary genetic mutation: the cure for cancer rests in his body. When his father discovers that the only way to harvest the cure will result in the death of his son, he kidnaps him from the hospital, setting off a calamity of events from which there is no turning back.
Meanwhile, the doctor, intent on a cure at any cost, hires a female bounty hunter to bring the boy back by any means. She’s never failed before and doesn’t intend to fail now.
While on the run, the estranged father and son build a relationship on the road that brings them closer to the mistakes of the past and the consequences of the future. By Any Means is a literary thriller, and at its core is about a relationship between a father and son against all odds. The remedy, after all, may be less about science and more the human heart.

He heard Lucas calling out in the distance and his reedy cry, infused with terror, made the hair on Keith’s arms stand on end. Keith ran down a hospital hallway that seemed to stretch on forever, pulling like warm taffy into a horizon he would never reach.
“Daddy!” Lucas screamed, a word he hadn’t used since he was a toddler.
“I’m coming!” The walls shrunk, squeezing against him; impossibly, the cold hardness of the wall rubbed against his elbows, the air heavy in his lungs, the sour smell of worms and shit, the incline steeper, impossibly slow. He couldn’t move his legs fast enough.
Something followed him. Not a person; a presence. A darkness that swallowed even the dark, making it more than just the absence of light. Something malevolent, something he couldn’t even name. He dared not look back lest he give it form. He knew if he saw it, it would consume him whole.
His son wailed once more.
The hallway door was closer, and he grabbed onto the knob, fearing it would slip from his hands, and turned—
Inside, he looked up, the air leaving his lungs and thought from his mind—a monster. Under the green tint of lights, strapped to a vertical gurney, arms outstretched, standing on display, the monster was his son. Skin desiccated, wrinkled, tubes running along his limbs, pumping him like a human cow, viscous fluid siphoning from him, withering him to nothing, his life force draining into machines. His son’s eyes rolled back, and the top of his head—his head, what’s wrong with his head—a red seam ran along the skull and the rest, where his hair should be, was gone, removed like the top of a teapot. Lucas lifted his hand and reached toward his father, his lips parched, his voice like wet gravel, “Help me…”
Keith woke, his body wet with perspiration, the nightmare fading, his heart slowing to its regular rhythm, how silly, how stupid, I haven’t had a nightmare in ages, and he looked over to check on his son in the bed next to him.
Lucas was having a seizure.
For a moment he was tangled in his blanket, then he rushed to Lucas’s side. Not knowing what else to do, he held him. “I’m here, son, I’m here.” Keith hadn’t witnessed a seizure before, and it scared him, the uncontrollable movements, hands flailing, teeth grinding; the sound of sandpaper against metal, the body contorted, turbulent and twitching.
His son was stronger than Keith imagined; he could barely hang onto him. Lucas’s feet swiveled and inadvertently hit Keith in the shin. He held onto his son, feeling Lucas’s waves of muscle tension, releasing and tightening and repeating. Not since Lucas was a swaddled baby had Keith held him so long and so tight, body to body, embraced.
“I won’t let you go. I won’t let you go.”
The convulsions didn’t stop. They continued for over a minute, an eternity, and kept going. Keith didn’t know what to do. Instead, he whispered, “It’s gonna be all right, Lucas. You’re safe. You’re safe.”

Author Bio:
James Morris is a former television writer who now works in digital media. When not writing, you can find him scoping out the latest sushi spot, watching 'House Hunters Renovation', or trying new recipes in the kitchen. He lives with his wife and dog in Los Angeles.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Interview with Olivia Hinebaugh, THE BIRDS, THE BEES AND YOU AND ME

Can you give us a brief overview of your latest book? Is it part of a series?
The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me is my standalone debut about high school senior Lacey and her two best friends and how they fight against stigmatizing, abstinence-only sex ed.

Do you have a favorite character?
I’m not sure I can pick one. But I will say that I LOVE Lacey’s best friends Evita and Theo. I also love Lacey’s mom...but that’s probably because she’s a lot like me.

Did you try the traditional route to publishing, i.e. querying agents/publishers?
I did! But it certainly hasn’t been a straight line. My path to publication was as full of rejection and missteps as anyone’s. But I’m so happy I found Swoon Reads when I was between agents. It was sort of the perfect place to take charge of publishing path while still going the traditional route.

How long before you got your offer of representation/your first contract? Was it for your first novel?
I started writing YA seriously in 2011. I got my contract in 2017. It was most definitely not my first novel. In fact, it was my fifth. It hasn’t been a straight line at all to get here. But I learned so much from each book and each bump in the road to publication.

What factors influenced your decision to go with a particular agent or publisher?
I’m on my third agent, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But after having two agents not work out, I was really picky about who I queried. I only queried people who had happy clients that I knew and that sold books. My agent is great because he’s straightforward, honest, and works very hard. But I’m not sure I’d fully appreciate him if I hadn’t had those other relationships. Going with Swoon Reads was exactly the right move for me. It was so fulfilling to share my story with readers right away while also sharing it with editors. I absolutely love my editor on The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me, Holly West. She is a story genius and is always able to distill what’s important to the story and strengthen it.

Do you belong to a critique group? Have they helped improve your writing?
I would be lost without my two critique partners. I don’t even think I would have considered becoming an author if it weren’t for the encouragement of my first critique partner, who happens to be a childhood friend whose kids are about the same ages as mine. And then my second critique partner is just so freaking smart. She understands plot and big picture things so well. And both of them have just the most gorgeous and unique way with words. They really inspired me to find my own authentic voice and just go with it.

What is your writing process? Do you listen to music or do you like silence?
MUSIC! I make a spotify playlist for each project or each character or certain scenes. It gets to be pavlovian. I put on my headphones and fire up the tunes and I am there!

Do you outline your story or just go where your muse takes you?
I’m realizing more and more how much outlines help me. That said, I’m naturally a pantser. I will always let the characters take me on a ride or go with what feels right. But through editing The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me, I really started to understand how to make the elements of a plot work together, how they should strengthen your themes and challenge your characters. So now, I try to have those things in mind when I’m drafting. But I’m OK with a messy draft. For me, the magic happens when I begin to revise and every thing I write has a purpose.

Besides writing, do you have any other passions?
Yes! I love kidlit. I love discovering and reading and sharing picture books. I absolutely love them. I also love painting and drawing and playing piano, singing, and all things music. I basically like creating things. But I also have a lot of interest and passions surrounding pregnancy, birth, and new parenthood. Having my own kids has been so magical and I really want to support other new parents. I trained to be a doula. A lot of those interests show up in The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me. ;)

Some fun facts about you, which do you prefer – dogs or cats? Chocolate or vanilla? Coffee or Tea? Talk or Text? Day or Night?
I have a dog and a cat. I can’t choose. My dog is crazy smart and looks like a coyote. My cat has one eye and meows in a way that sounds like talking. Chocolate. Coffee. I have epic group texts with my two critique partners that give me life. Also, daytime. I feel energized by the sun. I like night because it’s when I get cozy with my family and read, but I always look forward to a new day.

The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me
Olivia Hinebaugh
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: January 22nd 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Lacey Burke is the last person on the planet who should be doling out sex advice. For starters, she’s never even kissed anyone, and she hates breaking the rules. Up until now, she’s been a straight-A music geek that no one even notices. All she cares about is jamming out with her best friends, Theo and Evita.
But then everything changes.
When Lacey sees first-hand how much damage the abstinence-only sex-ed curriculum of her school can do, she decides to take a stand and starts doling out wisdom and contraception to anyone who seeks her out in the girls’ restroom. But things with Theo become complicated quickly, and Lacey is soon not just keeping everyone else’s secrets, but hers as well.

Author Bio:
Olivia Hinebaugh loves all stripes of literature for children. When she isn’t writing fiction, she can be found writing freelance, making art, discovering new songs on spotify, texting her writing buddies, or folding laundry. She lives near Washington, D.C. with her spouse, three kids, a dog that looks like a coyote, and a one-eyed cat. The Birds, The Bees, And You And Me is her debut novel.

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#Excerpt: THE OTHER WOMAN by Eve Rabi

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Question: A seductress steals your husband, rips apart your family and shatters your dreams.


a) Wish them luck, and walk away with your head held high (because that’s what society expects you to do)?

b) Quietly seethe, but accept that there is just nothing you can do about it (because it easier for everyone if you do nothing)?

c) Dig up dirt on the bitch (because someone like this would undoubtedly have dirt), use it to sabotage their relationship, then sit back with a glass of Pinot Grigio and watch them burn?

Answer: C. Oh, totally C.


Meet Scarlett Smyth. She’s drop-dead gorgeous, has a rocking body and has an above average IQ. She brags that she can ensnare any husband or taken male, and …she often does. She also is ambitious and has a penchant for anything expensive.

When the shrewd and ambitious temptress lays eyes on Bradley Murdoch, she believes she has found her dream man and a ticket to the high life she’s entitled to. There are just two problems:

1) Bradley is married to Rival. Happily at that.

2) They have children. Adorable little girls.

Do those facts deter Scarlett in any way? No, not at all. She is determined to steal Bradley, smoothly replace Rival in his life and show him how to really live life.

In a calculating move, the seductress (she is so good at seduction, she is even penning a book on it) befriends the quiet and unassuming Rival and worms her way into Bradley’s life.
There’s more: To expedite things, Scarlett the mistress, engineers a way to wipe Rival out of the picture - sends the clueless wife on a “vacation”.

But Scarlett may have underestimated her opponent. When Rival realizes the extent of the betrayal, she decides, even though she lacks Scarlett’s genius IQ, not to turn the other cheek. In fact, she is determined to win back her husband, believing that he is a good man who is simply mistaking lust for love. She believes that someone like Scarlett has to have skeletons in her cupboards and she begins to snoop around, anything she can use against the other woman, anything that can help her exact revenge.

What Rival doesn’t realize is: no one takes on Scarlett - no one dares. The betrayed wife and the other woman collide. The result is another gripping suspense thriller from best selling author Eve Rabi.

If you've enjoyed Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins, books by Marian Keyes and Liane Moriarty, you will enjoy this 'suspenseful, romantic and entertaining tale of love, lust and revenge.'


“Look, there’s no other way to say this. I’m leaving you, okay? I’m sorry.”

“Whaaaat? Why?”

“I’ve…met someone, Rival and I want…to…to move on, build a life with her.”

“Bradley, I don’t understand; we’re married, we have kids … what…what…?” I look at Nurse Eden and follow her eyes to Scarlett’s face.

As I stare at Scarlett, things crystalize before me. “You? You’re that someone?!” I look at Bradley, “She’s my friend, Bradley?”

He looks at the floor.

“Look, Rival,” Scarlett says, shifting to the edge of her seat, “you and Bradley, you were having problems, you went away, and Bradley, he…didn’t know when you were coming back, and –”

“No, no, no –”

“— things just happened and…and we’re now together,” Bradley finishes. “It’s nobody’s fault, Rival. Things just unfolded this way and now –”

“Bradley, I didn’t go away’ I’ve been in hospital, and for just sixty days,” I finally say in a voice that sounds strange to me.

“Yes, but…” Scarlett shrugs.

“This is not happening, Bradley,” I mutter. “This can’t –” I stop talking when I see my husband holding my friend’s hand with both of his. It feels like I’ve been Tasered.

“Rival,” Scarlett says, “Bradley’s had enough of –”

“Don’t speak,” I say in a cold voice, my index finger raised in the air.

“– you and –”

“Don’t SPEAK! This is between me and my husband!”

When she continues speaking, I grab hold of the heavy-duty stapler from the doctor’s room and slam it against her head. 

“Told you not to speak, didn’t I?”

About the Author:
Eve Rabi is a screenwriter and author of 33 romantic crime and suspense novels. 
Inspired by the likes of Sidney Sheldon and Gillian Flynn, her tales are bold, scandalous, controversial and often humorous. 
To quote an Amazon reviewer: “When you pick up an Eve Rabi book, forget sleep. She writes gripping page turners that will keep you reading till the very end.” 
If you’re bored of regular romance, if you like your romance with twists and turns, if you prefer your crime novels to have strong romantic themes, then you will enjoy Eve Rabi’s multi-genre books. 
In her spare time, Eve likes to dance like no one is watching. 
She also likes to eat like no one is watching. That's why she has to dance so often.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

#Review: LAST DUKE STANDING by Cheryl Bolen

  4 of 5 stars

Alex, the new Duke of Fordham never thought he'd inherit the title, but when his older brother seemingly dies in his sleep, Alex is thrust into the title. When his deceased brother's betrothed Georgianna Fenton wants to see his body to say goodbye, she discovers that Freddie didn't die of natural causes, but was murdered in his sleep. Alex and Georgianna share the responsibility of going through Freddie's papers and they are on the hunt for a killer. The more time they spend together, the more they realize that are perfect for each other. Can Georgianna finally admit her feelings for Alex before it's too late?

I didn't read the first 2 books about Alex's two friends, but I was able to read this book without too much trouble. The plot moved along nicely and I enjoyed the lively banter between Alex and Georgianna. I had guessed the killer's identity about 1/2 way through the book, but certainly not all the particulars behind the motive. This was a most enjoyable story and fans of regency romance will certainly like this one.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Interview with Anya J Cosgrove, SHADOW WALKER

Can you give us a brief overview of your latest book? Is it part of a series?

Shadow Walker is Book 1 in a series called Bloody Hearts. It’s about a newborn witch and the two brothers that teach her the ropes of the supernatural world. I was heavily influenced by both Supernatural and Vampire Diaries. I hope it delivers heart-pounding suspense, snarky humor, a sexy love triangle, and brotherly banter.

Do you have a favorite character?
Of course! The guys are my favorites.
Thom is sweet, kind, level-headed, but he also has an edge. He’s a fierce protector of the ones he loves. Whenever the other characters are spinning out of control, I can always count on him to fix the situation and tell them the truth right to their faces. 

Liam is a sexy renegade demon with a temper, but he’s also witty and loyal to the bone. He struggles with his demon impulses and is a joy to write. His powers are also an endless source of fun.

Have you ever had a minor character evolve into a major one? Did that change the direction of the novel at all?
Yes. The villain was a nameless face to me at first. It was a congregation of demons, but I quickly realized that I needed more.

I needed a more profound and personal vendetta. Someone that wasn’t all black or white. Then came Frank Hale, and while he says and does odious things, getting to know him has completely changed the series from start to finish. He’s unhinged, smart, misogynistic and disgusting. But he has reasons and motivations that make sense. I tried to abide by the rule that the best villains believe they are the heroes of their story.

If you used a graphic designer/publisher’s designer, how involved were you during the creative process for your cover?
I was super involved. My designer is amazing!  I told her my goal was to be marketable and so she had to tell me if my ideas sucked or needed revisions, but I chose the exact picture of the model. My sister and best friend helped me look at dozens of half-naked men. That was actually a pretty good night!

What is your writing process? Do you listen to music or do you like silence?
Music!!! Almost all my chapter titles are song titles.  

Did you hire an editor to review your manuscript before publishing?
Yes. I got a dev-edit, a line-edit, and a proofreader. I’m French-Canadian, so if there was one area I wasn’t going to overlook, it was the editing.

What have you’ve learned during your self-publishing journey? 
I must function as an artist but also as a business. I need to keep my receipts for taxes (yuck), and budget for marketing, and all those things I’d rather not do but hey, life is not all hot men and chocolate! (Why not, though???)

Do you find it difficult to juggle your time between marketing your current book and writing your next book?
Yes! People think marketing is a drag, but I found researching it totally time-consuming and—in a weird way—fascinating. I learned about newsletters, reader magnets, ARCs, book tours, cover reveals. I gave myself 6 months between my “okay, I’m publishing this” and my release date to research everything and write the third book. I’m almost done with both. I have no idea if I did any of it right! Ah!

What advice would you give a new author just entering the self-publishing arena?
In a way, I’m almost just starting myself, but I heard one piece of advice when I went to my first author conference, and I stuck by it 100%. 

Don’t worry too much about what comes after and finish the damn book!
If it’s finished: research, research, research. Think about the BEST way to market your book baby. Make your decision on what’s best for your book, for you, and not what others think you should do (after your research and weigh all the pros/cons, obviously.)

Besides writing, do you have any other passions?
I love animals. I’m a veterinarian by day. I’m also a fierce gamer.

Shadow Walker
Anya J. Cosgrove
Publication date: January 17th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

A newborn witch is rescued by two smoking-hot brothers. Can she unravel their dark secrets? Or will she lose her soul trying?
Alana sucks at witchcraft. Healing, telepathy, seeing through illusions… she can’t master any of it.
Sparring with the six-foot-three muscular Walker brothers doesn’t help her focus. Alana’s not about to let herself fall for a man—or a demon—especially not the ones that abducted her in an attempt to save her life.
When a bitter demon learns of Alana’s existence, he’ll stop at nothing to possess her and drive a wedge between the two brothers. If Alana can’t learn to use her powers, she’ll die. If she can’t discern illusion from reality, she’ll lose her mind.
Nothing stays black and white in a world full of shadows.
Demons, witches, forbidden love… visit the otherworld today.

Author Bio:
Anya J Cosgrove lives in Québec with her husband, her beautiful son, and two mischievous cats. She works as a veterinarian by day. She’s a travel and Disney junkie and is passionate about her favorite paranormal series.
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#Excerpt: KISSING PRINCE CHARMING by Frankie Love and CM Seabrook

Kissing Princeton Charming
C.M. Seabrook & Frankie Love
Publication date: January 17th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

We have reputations for a reason.
Spencer Beckett:
Princeton Charming. Ivy League Playboy. Rich AF.
Charlotte Hayes:
Campus sweetheart. Virgin. Working her booty off to get through this last semester.
When a bet pushes these two together it’s fire and ice … and Charlotte is melting.
But Charlotte has a chip on her shoulder. She doesn’t believe that fairy tales exists in the real world.
One kiss tells her this is a bad idea.
Two kisses tells her he’s too good to be true.
Three kisses and she’s royally screwed.
Spencer Beckett might be everyone else’s Prince Charming but can he sweep this princess off her feet.

His eyes are bright, like he sees something he likes, something he wants. It takes me a moment to realize that thing is me.
His hand cups my cheek. “You are an enigma, Charlie Hayes.”
I draw in a tight breath. “And you are very smooth.”
Wait, how does he know my last name? Or for that matter where I live. This whole thing is unnerving.
“You like smooth?” His mouth is so close. His lips practically on mine.
God, I want him. But warning bells blare in my head. I should tell him to leave. Instead, I stutter over words, “I’ve never had smooth.” It’s the truth. I’ve had boys kiss me who didn’t know what they were doing, sloppy and unremarkable. I’ve had guys kiss me who were desperate and trying way too hard.
But Spencer Beckett is neither a high school boy nor a clingy college guy. He is something else entirely. He knows what to do as he lifts my chin ever so slightly. As he licks his lips, tempting me to lick my own. His eyes search mine and for a moment I feel found — or at least seen.
“You said yes before,” he rasps, blue eyes searching mine.
I whimper, “I…”
“I’m going to kiss you now, Charlie.” His head lowers, and his lips brush against mine before I have a chance to change my mind.
One kiss and I know I’m in trouble.
One taste and I know my resolve is gone.

Author Bio:
Frankie Love writes filthy-sweet stories about bad boys and mountain men. As a thirty-something mom who is ridiculously in love with her own bearded hottie, she believes in
love-at-first-sight and happily-ever-afters. She also believes in the power of a quickie.

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Amazon bestselling author C.M. Seabrook writes hot, steamy romances with possessive bad boys, and the passionate, fiery women who love them. Swoonworthy romances from the heart!

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