RELEASE BLITZ: DRAW PLAY by TIA LEWIS



Title : Draw Play 
Author : Tia Lewis 
Genre: Sports Romance 







Jake
lives and breathes football. When he’s not demonstrating his skills
on the field, he’s busy putting the moves on every hot girl on
campus. The last thing he needs is a tutor cramping his style … but
curvy Claire gets under his skin in more ways than one.
Claire
can’t stand football players, and Jake is just as cocky and
arrogant as the worst of them. He’s also impossibly sexy. Despite
their frequent arguments, she starts to see another side to him —
and finds him increasingly hard to resist.

When
they finally surrender, the heat they generate could melt the North
Pole … but is Jake really willing to sacrifice his image for
Claire? Or will she be left on the sidelines with a broken heart?















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Lewis is a romance author from the Midwest who writes about smart,
sexy, sassy women and hot, possessive alpha males. Her favorite bad
boys to write about include sports players, mafia, bikers,
billionaires and the bad-ass next door. You can find her cooking,
reading, or traveling when she’s not busy working on her next
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PRE-RELEASE BLITZ: CRAZY FOR YOU by HEATHERLY BELL

Fallon McQueen needs a date to her ex-husband’s wedding…yesterday.

 

CRAZY FOR YOU
A Christmas in Starlight Hill Novella
Heatherly Bell
Releasing November 15th, 2016

Fallon McQueen needs a date to her ex-husband’s wedding…yesterday. The pickings at the speed dating events she’s attended are slim indeed. She needs someone remarkable to impress her ex.

And then she meets…Santa Claus.

Jack Cooper was simply trying to do a good deed and now he has a hot, but batshit crazy blonde asking him to be her date to a destination wedding.

But if Jack is going to help, they’re going to do it his way.

 
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Heatherly Bell writes humor, heat and heart contemporary romances with sexy Alpha everyday heroes. She promises readers love, laughter, and a happily ever after.
 
When early onset stage fright crushed dreams of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status,
Heatherly tackled writing in 2004. A steady stream of teenagers (hers) and their angst impeded her progress, but she sold her first book in 2013. Now the people and voices that occupy her head refuse to leave. She no longer sings unless you count randomly bursting into song to annoy her children (and the dogs).
Her second passion is crime, and Heatherly maintains she could be a detective and a criminal’s worst nightmare. She watches Dateline every Friday night, and has solved many local cases, including the case of the Late Teenager and the case of the Missing Keys (recurring).
She lives in northern California with her family, including two beagles, one who can say ‘hello’ and the other who can feel a pea through several pillows.
 

 

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RE-RELEASE BLITZ: LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by LEXI POST

Passion of Sleepy Hollow
by Lexi Post
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Re-Release Date: September 14, 2016

When present day headless horseman Braeden Van Brunt meets the original Katrina Van Tassel, he cannot resist her pull on his heart, but her own heart may still be with his look-alike ancestor. How can he love a woman living in a different time period and put the past to rest, especially when the dead don’t rest in Sleepy Hollow?

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Recluse Braeden Van Brunt is not happy to be the Headless Horseman…until he meets Katrina Van Tassel, owner of the Sleepy Hollow Inn, whose allure bewitches him from the front desk into the bedroom. When he discovers Kat and the village of Sleepy Hollow are cursed to exist only in the present day for one weekend a year, he realizes the sacrifice he must make if he wants to keep her.

Katrina Van Tassel lives between slivers of time. She thought she was through grieving her betrothed’s death, but her dreams flare to life when his mirror-image arrives requesting a room. Drawn to Braeden, she is taken to greater heights of intimacy than she ever imagined, but she can’t be sure if her heart is with him or with the love from her past.

Knowing he must conquer both time and ghosts to keep the only woman he’s ever loved, Braeden must put the past to rest. But the dead won’t rest in Sleepy Hollow.

Author Note: Passion of Sleepy Hollow was previously published by Ellora’s Cave in 2014.

For such a tough lady, she could be so sexy when caught off guard. “Would you unbraid your hair for me, Kat?”
“My hair?”
He smirked. “Yes, your hair. You know. Those long, blonde strands you keep tied at the back of your head.”
“Why?”
Had no one made love to this woman? Had no one ever shown her how beautiful she was? “Do you have a hairbrush?”
“Of course.” All bustle again, she moved to her chest and pulled out an old hairbrush. “Do you need it?” She glanced at his head.
He probably did, but that wasn’t what he wanted it for. “In a minute.”
He set down the lantern, picked up a straight-back chair that sat against the wall and placed it facing the armoire. Opening the floor-to-ceiling piece of furniture, he centered the chair across from the large oval Victorian mirror. “Sit.”
Puzzled, she started to obey.
“No, wait.”
She froze in place.
“Take your nightgown off.”
“My what?”
“That long shirt you’re wearing.”
“You mean my shift?”
He nodded.
“But I don’t have anything on underneath.”
He let his smile grow. “Exactly.”
The blush that rose to her cheeks transformed her from beautiful to a glowing goddess. “I can’t do that.”
He stepped next to her and took the brush from her hand. “Yes, you can.” Without giving her a chance to think, he grasped the edges and lifted the garment over her head. She raised her arms and allowed him to have his way.
She was all curves, and seeing them for the first time all at once was breathtaking. He moved the nightstand closer to the chair so the lantern would illuminate her clearly. Then he took her hand and guided her to sit, forcing himself not to touch all the places he craved. This was about her.
Once she was seated, he moved the other lantern from the floor and set it on her bureau. When he turned back to look at her, she was bathed in a yellow glow.
Her gaze met his and the uncertainty he witnessed made him want to crush whoever had made her think she might be anything less than gorgeous. He forced his body to relax. She could simply be shy.
Best way to help that was to distract her. Without hesitation, he unfolded the towel from his hips and set it on the floor to the side of her.
“Braeden.” The word was a whisper.

Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she’s read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.

But Lexi’s first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”

Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her cat in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you will never see her without a hat.

RELEASE BLITZ: FOREVER IN HER EYES by KAREN ROSE SMITH

Forever In Her Eyes
by Karen Rose Smith
Series: Search For Love, #9
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Sweet Romance
Cover Designer:  Judy Bullard
Release Date: September 12, 2016

Melanie Carlotti lost everything, including her eyesight. Because of a donor, she regained it again. But with this gift came haunting dreams, a man’s face and questions to be answered. Thanks to the help of a psychic, Melanie discovers the identity of her donor. She steps into the life of her donor’s husband Zack and toddler Amy, finding clues but not the definitive answer and peace. Until…she realizes she’s in love with Zack, not because of his wife’s memories that accompanied Melanie’s cornea transplant, but because of her own feelings for this widowed single dad. The truth sets Melanie free but can cost her the man she loves. If Zack can believe Melanie’s story and trust her, they will both find happily ever after. But if he can’t believe…

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Original copyright 2002 A Husband In Her Eyes

Keeping his gaze steady on hers, he noted, “There’s almost a two-year gap in your work history, and you’ve only finished a couple of minor jobs in the past few months. Can you tell me the reason for that?”
She could lay it all out on his desk right now—tell him about the fire and her cornea transplants and the keening ache that had brought her to him. If she did that, he might escort her out of his building, lock the doors and never let her back in. She’d be left with dreams and no explanations. “I had some health problems,” she explained. “Now they’re resolved and I’m ready to get back into the swing of my career again.”
He seemed to think about that. “Why here in Northern California rather than back in L.A.?”
“I need a change. I’ve heard that Santa Rosa is a particularly lovely place to live. I have a good reputation that I can take with me anywhere, so I decided to start fresh. If I get this job.”
He arched a brow. “And if you don’t?”
“I might stay in the area for a while and see if there are any other opportunities.”
After another long, silent appraisal, he asked, “Do you have a place to stay?”
“Not yet. I checked into the motel at Cool Ridge last night.” Cool Ridge was about forty-five minutes outside of Santa Rosa and consisted of little more than a main street. She’d been fortunate to find a room in the one motel there. A country-music festival was being held at nearby Clear Lake this week and vacancies were hard to find anywhere in the area.
As her gaze held Zachary Morgan’s, there seemed to be more than words between them. Something akin to electricity. She wondered if he felt it, too.
His brows furrowed as he once again looked down at the papers on his desk, and she suspected he was buying time as he made a first impression of her. “Your résumé is certainly complete. I phoned—”
Suddenly a toddler came running into the office. From Jake’s background report, Melanie knew Zack’s daughter was eighteen months old. The little girl made a beeline straight for Zack and held onto his knee, looking up at him with a beatific smile.
Melanie’s breath caught at the wave of feelings that washed over her. Zack’s daughter had dark brown eyes and his dark brown hair.
“Da-Dee. Up,” she said gleefully.
Flo Briggs came tearing into the office, breathless. “I’m so sorry, Zack. She got away from me. Right after her nap, she’s got more energy than ten of me.”
Zack laughed and lifted his daughter onto his lap. “How’s a man supposed to conduct business with a distraction like you around?” His voice was teasing and warm and altogether loving.
“Da-Dee, Da-Dee,” she said, as if that explained absolutely everything.
He shook his head. “I can’t play right now. Maybe Flo can find a cookie or two for you.”
As if telling her dad that was a fine idea, the child wrapped her arms around his neck and gave him a tight squeeze.
He hugged her back, and looking over her tiny shoulder, he said to Melanie, “This is my daughter, Amy. Since we moved here and I often work out of the penthouse, she takes advantage of any time she can find me.”
Amy suddenly let go of her dad’s neck and turned to look at Melanie.
Melanie had felt an almost-hum when her gaze had first connected with Zachary Morgan’s. Now as she looked at his daughter, there was that same feeling of connection. Was it her imagination? Truth be told, if she hadn’t already been dealing with strange things since her operation, she might think she was going crazy.
Her heart told her another story…especially when Amy blinked twice at her, broke into a super-wide smile and scrambled from her dad’s lap. She ran to Melanie and looked up at her with wide brown eyes.
“Hi, there,” Melanie said almost reverently, feeling like a mother again. Joy and sadness and an unfathomable yearning filled her.

Karen Rose Smith was born in the Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania. Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Since her father came from a family of ten and her mother, a family of seven, there were always aunts, uncles and cousins visiting on weekends. Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason.

In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business. She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing romance fiction. Now she writes mysteries and romances full time. She is a USA Today best-selling and award-winning author. Her 95th novel, THE WEDDING PROMISE–Search For Love series, Book 8, was released in June 2016.  Her next mystery–SHADES OF WRATH, Caprice De Luca Home Staging Cozy series, will be on bookshelves in December.

When she isn’t writing, she cares for four rescue cats and a sibling pair of strays, gardens, cooks, watercolors and photographs. Married to her college sweetheart since 1971, believing in the power of love and commitment, she envisions herself writing relationship novels, both mystery and romance, for a long time to come!

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: SHIELDING LILY by ALEXA RILEY

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It’s Lily Parker’s first day at a new high school. She’s a senior finishing her last semester, and all she wants to do is graduate and get out of town. Her home life is a secret hell, and she’s trying to find a way out. But everything changes when Ren says hello and sees right through to her truth.

Ren Hendrick’s succeed’s at everything he touches, including football. But he’s never been passionate about anything. He’s quiet and keeps to himself, which pisses people off. But he can’t find the desire to care. He’s lived a life without color, until Lily walks in and lights up his world.
Their story is one of sweet young love and finding your forever before you can even dream of what that is. It’s one of protecting what belongs to you and having the courage to follow your heart, no matter your age.
Warning: Call your dentist and schedule an appointment, because you’re going to get nothing but cavities from this sugary book. Ren and Lily start off so innocent, but by the time it’s over, you’re gonna need to hose yourself off. We’re talking two virgins who turn into maniacs. You’re welcome!

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Chapter 1 *Lily*

The sounds of banging cabinets startle me awake before my alarm can go off. Rolling over to my side, I see I still have thirty minutes before I need to get up. I’d set my alarm a little earlier than I should have because I’m nervous about my first day. I’m going to a new school and have no idea what this one is going to be like. You never know what you’re going to get. Most of the time I can blend in and let myself get lost in the crowd of other students. No one notices me for the most part, but it doesn’t always work.
I should be used to changing schools by now. I think this is the fourth time I’ve moved in the past two years. The schools are starting to run together, but I hope this is the last. Only months separate me from graduation, and only days from my eighteenth birthday. I’ll be able to make my own choices then.
A sound of something shattering in the kitchen followed by a string of curses causes me to hold my breath. I can only hope he doesn’t call out my name. Monday mornings are the worst. Dad’s always coming off a weekend bender, because alcohol seems to be my father’s reason for living. It wasn’t always like this, but it is now.
Taking a deep breath to calm my nerves, I slowly sit up and listen for his movements. Things have been getting unstable lately, and it’s only getting worse. Dad used to be able to drown his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle and pretend I didn’t exist. But recently his anger has been rising and flying my way. I’m constantly walking around on eggshells, waiting for the other shoe to drop. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the look in his eyes, but I can see it. I can feel it deep inside me, like he’s waiting for me to do something wrong so he can strike out.
But I always make sure there isn’t a reason. I desperately don’t want that change to come. I’m a skittish rabbit in my own home. When I finally hear the front door slam closed, all my muscles release, and an all-too-familiar tension within me relaxes.
I pull myself from the bed and get ready for school. I go with a short button-up blue jean dress with wool leggings underneath. They’re soft and warm and will help with the chill on my mile-long walk to school. It’s early January, and the Minnesota winter is raging. The more layers I can put on, the better.
Looking in the mirror, I part my hair a little to the side so more falls to the right, before putting in a small clip to hold it in place. I make sure the scar by my ear is hidden as much as possible, then I look myself over, double-checking everything. The scar is all I ever see when I look in the mirror. It’s the bitter reminder of the day that changed my world. My mom might have died in the car, but she dragged my father with her into the grave. Nothing has been the same since that day.
Now when I look into the mirror, the scar isn’t the first thing I see. I see my mother. When I was unpacking boxes last night I pulled out a photo album of my parents when they were younger. I look just like her at my age. From my white-blonde hair, to my too-big blue eyes that take over my face, to my front teeth that are a little bigger than the rest, and my small upturned nose.
We almost look like twins in pictures of us at the same age. Reaching out, I touch the mirror, wishing it was my mother. But all the wishing in the world can’t turn back the clock. I spent the first year after she died wishing for so many things. Wishing gets you nowhere.
I wipe at the tear that’s somehow escaped. I miss when I looked in the mirror and I only saw the scar. It was easier to deal with. Grabbing my bag, I head downstairs knowing the mess my dad made will still be there.
Since my mom died I’ve sort of taken her place when it comes to the household chores. I make sure everything is kept clean, the laundry is done, and dinner is on the table before my dad gets home from whatever job he is doing. Normally it’s some kind of security since he lost his badge after one too many DWIs. I don’t know how he can drink all night and still get up for work, but he does it.
I finish cleaning up the shattered coffee mug from the floor and make sure everything else is in its place. I pull a pack of hamburger meat out of the freezer and sit it out on the stove to defrost. I’ll make something with it when I get home.
Bundling up the best I can, I pray that the weather won’t be too bad when school finally lets out. I need to see about finding a job on the weekends. Maybe I can fill out most of the applications online during lunch at the school library. I’ve seen a few small places in town that are on my way to school. I can see about popping in and applying on my way home. They’d be the best bet being so close. Maybe I’d get lucky and could even work a few hours after school, making it home before Dad.
Dad will never go for me working through the week if it means no dinner on the table, but the weekends he seems okay with. I’ve been pooling every penny I can and saving it away. I feel like time is running out and I need as much money as I can get to try and get a place of my own. I want to be able to afford college next year and to put a roof over my head. I have to get out of here. I can’t watch my father kill himself. I already watched my mother die.

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Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.

They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!

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COVER REVEAL: THE REASON FOR ME by PRESCOTT LANE

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She likes it quick and dirty.
I like orders and rules.
She hates small talk.
I hate to share.
She’s an open book.
I’m a closed dresser drawer.
She rides a Harley.
And that drives me f’ing nuts.
Annalyse and I have both lived in our own personal hells for half a decade. She’s learned to love the warmth, and I’m still consumed. But my new neighbor is stoking more than my libido these days. We agreed on only pleasure. But she changed the rules.
And now I’m not even sure what they are.
Maybe there’s a reason she found me that night, maybe there’s a reason I can’t stop thinking about her, maybe there’s a reason for the pain. Maybe not.
We all look for reasons in life. Reasons for death, love, pain. Why one thing happens and not another? It’s human nature. We’ve been looking for the meaning of life since the beginning of time. But maybe the reason for all of it — life, love, loss, heartache — is the curvy brunette living next door.

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Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She’s got five other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, and Wrapped in Lace, and her new release, Layers of Her. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.

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COVER REVEAL: TAKING TESSA by ARIA COLE

 
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Cage West has spent his entire life waiting for that one special woman to turn his world upside down. As a detective with the local PD, he fills his hours investigating criminals with little time left for much else. When a tip comes into the office about a possible kidnapping at a suspiciously familiar address, Cage is prepared to do whatever it takes to rescue the girl, but when he lays eyes on sweet, innocent Tessa, a firestorm knocks him off his feet. She needs him, and he damn sure wants her–for now, for life, forever.

Nineteen-year-old Tessa Talbot hasn’t seen the outside world in two years. Her stepfather keeps her under his thumb after the tragic death of her mother, convinced she’ll only succumb to all the sins the world has to offer. He’s kept her wildly untouched, and after years of sheltered homeschooling, she’s doubtful her life will ever look any different. That is until one tall, dark, and devilishly handsome detective knocks on her door.

Scared to let him in, even more afraid to turn him away, Tessa makes the decision of her life and decides to trust the man she’s only just met and leave the only world she’s ever known behind. She’s just praying the past won’t return to haunt her, he’s just praying he can save her when it does.

Warning: Cage is a rough and growly alpha male with a fierce loyalty for the woman he loves. This story is a wild, twisty ride coated in sugary, Aria Cole sweetness with a sinfully delicious dollop of sexy.

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Aria Cole is a thirty-something housewife who once felt bad for reading dirty books late at night, until she decided to write her own. Possessive alpha men and the sassy heroines who love them are common, along with a healthy dose of irresistible insta-love and happily ever afters so sweet your teeth may ache.

Aria’s new release BLACK is the first in her modern fairy tale series. For a safe, off-the-charts HOT, and always HEA story that doesn’t take a lifetime to read, get lost in an Aria Cole book!

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RELEASE BLITZ: FOREVER IN HER EYES by KAREN ROSE SMITH

Forever In Her Eyes
by Karen Rose Smith
Series: Search For Love, #9
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Sweet Romance
Cover Designer:  Judy Bullard
Release Date: September 12, 2016

Melanie Carlotti lost everything, including her eyesight. Because of a donor, she regained it again. But with this gift came haunting dreams, a man’s face and questions to be answered. Thanks to the help of a psychic, Melanie discovers the identity of her donor. She steps into the life of her donor’s husband Zack and toddler Amy, finding clues but not the definitive answer and peace. Until…she realizes she’s in love with Zack, not because of his wife’s memories that accompanied Melanie’s cornea transplant, but because of her own feelings for this widowed single dad. The truth sets Melanie free but can cost her the man she loves. If Zack can believe Melanie’s story and trust her, they will both find happily ever after. But if he can’t believe…

Newly edited and updated edition 2016
Original copyright 2002 A Husband In Her Eyes

Keeping his gaze steady on hers, he noted, “There’s almost a two-year gap in your work history, and you’ve only finished a couple of minor jobs in the past few months. Can you tell me the reason for that?”
She could lay it all out on his desk right now—tell him about the fire and her cornea transplants and the keening ache that had brought her to him. If she did that, he might escort her out of his building, lock the doors and never let her back in. She’d be left with dreams and no explanations. “I had some health problems,” she explained. “Now they’re resolved and I’m ready to get back into the swing of my career again.”
He seemed to think about that. “Why here in Northern California rather than back in L.A.?”
“I need a change. I’ve heard that Santa Rosa is a particularly lovely place to live. I have a good reputation that I can take with me anywhere, so I decided to start fresh. If I get this job.”
He arched a brow. “And if you don’t?”
“I might stay in the area for a while and see if there are any other opportunities.”
After another long, silent appraisal, he asked, “Do you have a place to stay?”
“Not yet. I checked into the motel at Cool Ridge last night.” Cool Ridge was about forty-five minutes outside of Santa Rosa and consisted of little more than a main street. She’d been fortunate to find a room in the one motel there. A country-music festival was being held at nearby Clear Lake this week and vacancies were hard to find anywhere in the area.
As her gaze held Zachary Morgan’s, there seemed to be more than words between them. Something akin to electricity. She wondered if he felt it, too.
His brows furrowed as he once again looked down at the papers on his desk, and she suspected he was buying time as he made a first impression of her. “Your résumé is certainly complete. I phoned—”
Suddenly a toddler came running into the office. From Jake’s background report, Melanie knew Zack’s daughter was eighteen months old. The little girl made a beeline straight for Zack and held onto his knee, looking up at him with a beatific smile.
Melanie’s breath caught at the wave of feelings that washed over her. Zack’s daughter had dark brown eyes and his dark brown hair.
“Da-Dee. Up,” she said gleefully.
Flo Briggs came tearing into the office, breathless. “I’m so sorry, Zack. She got away from me. Right after her nap, she’s got more energy than ten of me.”
Zack laughed and lifted his daughter onto his lap. “How’s a man supposed to conduct business with a distraction like you around?” His voice was teasing and warm and altogether loving.
“Da-Dee, Da-Dee,” she said, as if that explained absolutely everything.
He shook his head. “I can’t play right now. Maybe Flo can find a cookie or two for you.”
As if telling her dad that was a fine idea, the child wrapped her arms around his neck and gave him a tight squeeze.
He hugged her back, and looking over her tiny shoulder, he said to Melanie, “This is my daughter, Amy. Since we moved here and I often work out of the penthouse, she takes advantage of any time she can find me.”
Amy suddenly let go of her dad’s neck and turned to look at Melanie.
Melanie had felt an almost-hum when her gaze had first connected with Zachary Morgan’s. Now as she looked at his daughter, there was that same feeling of connection. Was it her imagination? Truth be told, if she hadn’t already been dealing with strange things since her operation, she might think she was going crazy.
Her heart told her another story…especially when Amy blinked twice at her, broke into a super-wide smile and scrambled from her dad’s lap. She ran to Melanie and looked up at her with wide brown eyes.
“Hi, there,” Melanie said almost reverently, feeling like a mother again. Joy and sadness and an unfathomable yearning filled her.

Karen Rose Smith was born in the Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania. Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Since her father came from a family of ten and her mother, a family of seven, there were always aunts, uncles and cousins visiting on weekends. Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason.

In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business. She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing romance fiction. Now she writes mysteries and romances full time. She is a USA Today best-selling and award-winning author. Her 95th novel, THE WEDDING PROMISE–Search For Love series, Book 8, was released in June 2016.  Her next mystery–SHADES OF WRATH, Caprice De Luca Home Staging Cozy series, will be on bookshelves in December.

When she isn’t writing, she cares for four rescue cats and a sibling pair of strays, gardens, cooks, watercolors and photographs. Married to her college sweetheart since 1971, believing in the power of love and commitment, she envisions herself writing relationship novels, both mystery and romance, for a long time to come!

COVER REVEAL: THE TROUBLE WITH BEFORE by PORTIA MOORE

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Our history made things harder.

We were associates out of convenience.

We tolerated each other.

I never saw her that way.

She never saw me that way.

She and I were never meant to be friends.

You’re not supposed to fall for your best friend’s enemy, even if the enemy is YOUR ex-best friend.

This isn’t the story of falling in love with your best friend.

It’s about falling out of hate.

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I’m obsessed with blowing kisses. I guess that makes me a romantic. I love books and cute boys and reading about cute boys in books.I’m infatuated with the glamour girls of the past: Audrey,Dorothy,Marilyn,Elizabeth.

I’m a self confessed girly girl,book nerd,food enthusiast, and comic book fan. Odd combination huh, you have no idea…

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