Editor’s Note: In HIS LEADING LADY a rookie, second-string quarterback and Hollywood starlet struggle to find happiness.
Book Description: This is a contemporary romance about a rookie, second-string quarterback who meets a girl by chance for a few seconds and is smitten by her. He searches for her only to end up meeting her again unexpectedly. They fall for each other, but distrust from life experiences and an ugly fact from the past blast them apart. Will they be able to overcome the obstacles to their happiness? This is the first book in a series.
Author’s Inspiration: Two characters from IF I LOVED YOU, another book in the Hollywood Hearts series leaped out at me, begging for a chance to tell their story. They had charmed me completely, compelling me to tell the story of how they found each other.
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I live in New York City, where I hide out from the weather and write romance novels about characters who land in my imagination and won’t leave until I tell their story. I’m married and have two grown sons. My rescued pug, Homer, keeps me company as I write. Homer and I go on long walks in Central Park to think about plots and characters. I started out my writing life in nonfiction. But one day, Callie Richards, heroine of my Now and Forever series, arrived in my head and begged me to write her story. I write what I like to read, realistic stories about people overcoming obstacles, learning to trust and find true love, always with a twist or two to keep my readers guessing. I’m just a romantic at heart.
Editor’s Note: STOLEN WISHES is a pure, honest, and true romance.
Book Description: STOLEN WISHES is about William and Cally, a guy who seems to have everything and a girl whose reputation is falling apart. This novella tells the story of how they met and fell in love the first time–despite the rumors that can lock your fate in a small town.
Author’s Inspiration: When I published WISH I MAY in 2013, I was thrilled to hear from so many readers who wanted to read more about William and Cally–specifically about how they met and fell in love the first time. I wrote this story for those readers.
I’m a former college professor who considers herself the luckiest chick in the world because I now write full-time from my home in Indiana, where I live with my husband, two children, and a neurotic dog. I have loved writing since I found my first empty journal in second grade and loved romance since I read my first Jude Deveraux novel in middle school. Romance readers who love steamy scenes and lots of emotion are best suited for my books.
Editor’s Note: ABOMINATION is episode 1 of Bloodlines, a 5-part serial horror novel.
Book Description: Abomination is episode 1 of Bloodlines, a supernatural thriller dispensed in 5 episodes over a month and a half in serial format. Dr. Jamie Whitman is a young dentist with a dark history, just out of school and ready to move forward with his life. But just because he has left the darkness behind doesn’t mean that the darkness is quite done with him. As the anger and rage he spent so long struggling to control begins to surface, Jamie finds himself in a fight for his life against both his own inner demons looking for control as well as those who would use him for their own twisted schemes
I am a thirty-six year old dentist by day, a father and husband by night, and an author of dark fiction whenever I can steal a couple of minutes. I have been a fan of King and Koontz since I was ten, and I draw most of my inspiration from them. I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but had a hard time finding the drive to actually finish a novel. Bloodlines is actually the first novel I started over ten years ago, I revisited it a year ago, decided what direction I wanted to go, and finished it. I would love the opportunity to write full time, but I do enjoy practicing dentistry, so it’s a win-win for me either way.
Editor’s Note: HUSBAND WANTED: WILL TRAIN is a humorous romantic comedy by a Amazon Top #25 author!
Book Description: Charity Ames is trying hard to be normal, but hiring a man to pretend to be her husband starts her off on an adventure she’s not prepared for. Once she realizes who he is, it’s too late to go back. He’s in her heart for good–but will he be able to accept the crazy baggage she brings with her?
Author’s Inspiration: I grew up in the Pacific myself and know first hand the sorts of vagabond people you can find there. The idea of a young woman trying to lose the very quirky family background that makes her a person who attracts this very successful business man appeals to me.
I’ve been writing romance for years (over 15 million sold!) and it just gets better all the time! Finding ways to tell the stories of people falling in love is an affirmation of life itself. Hopefully, these stories might play a tiny part in encouraging others to reach out and find the person of their dreams. Life is happier when love enters the scene.
Editor’s Note: ENCHANTED IMMORTALS is a fast paced novel about shifters, vampires, faeiries, and Immortals.
There is an enchanting style to this book which draws you in.
Book Description: Thomas expected to live 60 or 70 years, but he is now 86 years old and looks like he is 20. Thomas and his associates, Jonathan and Kathryn, were granted immorality by a group of sylphs who possess an elixir called Enchantment. In order to keep receiving the elixir, Jonathan, Thomas, and Kathryn have to protect the sylphs and humans from the faeworlders, who want to eat, violate, and kill them.
Enchanted Immortals was Writing.com’s Editor’s Pick for April 3013 Fantasy Genre!
Author’s Inspiration: The characters came to life in my head and begged to be let out. I listened to a lot of wild music and watched a lot of Grimm while writing this book.
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A wet coast native, C.J. has lived on both the east and west coast and now lives in Colorado. She comes from a family of writers, and feels that writing is in her blood. She loves sweet red wine, the SF 49ers, and unlike most authors, doesn’t have any cats. When not writing, she can be found chasing around her kids or working at her day job, which she totally feels interferes with life, but it also sometimes gives her inspiration for her books, since reality usually is way more interesting than fiction. C.J. loves hearing from her readers! Send her an email: email@example.com
Editor’s Note: CRYSTAL WARRIOR is an epic battle against the forces of darkness.
A great mix of magic and suspense.
Book Description: Crystal Warrior is an adventure tale about magic and a legend. It has a strong female lead and a diverse cast of characters. This is book one in a series. Book 2, Crystal Origin, is already available, and Book 3 will be out by the end of April, 2014.
Readers who love J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, and Brandon Sanderson will love this book.
Author’s Inspiration: I’ve always loved stories involving magical artifacts and the battle of free will versus destiny.
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I grew up reading every science fiction and fantasy book I could get my hands on. Those great books inspired me to write my own stories. I tend to write very visual and action-oriented tales with an edge of darkness about them. I enjoy writing about strong female characters and fantastical creatures.
Editor’s Note: Find out what powers await the fiery Elise in COVEN.
I loved This book from beginning to end and am looking forward to a great new Series.
Book Description: Elise Michaels is a thrill seeker, continually craving excitement and adventure. The idea of being tied down to a place or man never interested her, even though a betrothal spell was cast linking her and the Head of Council’s son when they were mere infants. Being a distant third in succession to assume the Head Mistress role, she felt confidant that her secret would remain in her past along with Coven life. Unfortunately, nothing in our fun loving heroine’s future is anything she or anyone from the supernatural realm is prepared for.
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K. A. Young
K.A. Young got her start as a writer when all of the incredible stories inside her head could no longer be contained. She lives with her family in the South.
Editor’s Note: BEYOND CONTROL shows us that love and life is about second chances.
“I totally fell in love with this story!”
Book Description: It’s not until Jason crashes into Gabby’s world that she realizes she’s not really living. Facing his own demons, Jason attempts to piece his life back together after a personal tragedy. Damaged by his ghosts, Jason finally begins to forgive himself whenever Gabby’s around. She makes him feel—alive, something he hasn’t felt for a long time. It’s only as their love grows and secrets are revealed that they realize a devastating connection from their past might actually tear them apart.
Author’s Inspiration: Learning to let go and not control everything in life tends to open a lot of doors, and I think the same can be said when applied to love. Gabby, the main character, has been through a lot. On the surface, she’s a girl with everything, but once the layers are peeled back her struggles become apparent and the love that she’s fighting for even more vital.
Karice Bolton lives in Washington with her husband and two English bulldogs. She’s about to finish her MFA thesis in Creative Writing and Poetics and is thrilled that she’ll be able to spend even more time on her current contemporary romance and dystopian series. When she’s not dreaming about ways to outsmart a zombie, she’s usually reading or baking.
Editor’s Note: HIS DARK EMPIRE is an epic fantasy that is both familiar and unique.
“What a fun, exciting read this was!”
Book Description: Silas and Eryn are fugitives running to escape the Empire. When their worlds intersect into an explosion of magic and mystery, they begin to uncover a conspiracy that has lasted through the ages.
Author’s Inspiration: The ending, which I can’t divulge, because SPOILERS!!!
I released my first book, Balance, in January of 2013. It was a dream come try to publish my work on Amazon, and an amazing surprise to see it become a bestseller. I am proud of the work and care I have taken in producing quality stories that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and that I hope can stand as a reflection of what indie publishing has to offer. I also like donuts. And coffee. I really like coffee. 🙂
Editor’s Note: If Buffy and X-Files had a child, WEAVER would be it.
Book Description: A high-school girl meets the boy of her dreams–except that the dream is of him killing her! From there, she’s drawn into a web of conspiracy and intrigue in which no one and nothing are what they seem–not even those closest to her.
Author’s Inspiration: Two things inspired me to write this book. One was my growing annoyance with the number of love interests in YA fiction who display borderline abusive behavior. I wanted to tell a story where the attractive monsters were still monsters.
Two, one of my close friends has very vivid college dreams. She used to regale us with the stories every morning. So I thought, “What if there was a girl who had the dreams… and then they came true?” Thus was born Weaver.
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I’m a long, tall Texan (sorry, Lyle Lovett). I subsist on caffeine (way too much of it), Joss Whedon shows (way too many of them), video games, politics, and other stuff. I use a lot of parentheses in my bios (as you’re finding out). Why should you read my books? Because they’re scary things that also have a sense of humor. Because the characters do fun things like ride werewolves and wield acetylene torches. Because I don’t use this many parentheses in my books (really, I promise).