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: FEARLESS is the story of first love and burgeoning courage, as a young girl finds the strength to accept her own extraordinary abilities.
Book Description: After a lifetime of hiding her ability to hear others’ thoughts, seventeen year old Tasmyn Vaughan moves to a mysterious town in Florida, where she finds magic, danger. . .and love. In King, Tas finds the courage to use her power to stop a young witch and save lives, including her own.
Author’s Inspiration: I was fascinated with the idea of a girl who could hear others’ thoughts from infancy. . .what would that look like? As I considered the pitfalls of raising such an extraordinary child, Tasmyn’s story just unfolded before me. At the time I was writing FEARLESS, I had just moved to Florida and fallen in love with a quaint local town. It was the inspiration for King, with its colorful history and families.
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Tawdra Kandle has been a writer since the invention of the pen. She is the author of a young adult quartet, The King Series, as well as both adult and New Adult contemporary romances. Tawdra lives in central Florida with her husband and children, of both skin and fur types. And yes, she has purple hair.
Editor’s Note: DEEPER is a story about the healing power of love.
“These characters that leave an impression on you long after the book has been put down and the last page read.”
Book Description: Lifeguard Rain Wilson can’t afford to get distracted. After a horrible accident at her last park left her emotionally scarred, she’s determined to use her status as supervisor to keep everyone at her new water park safe.
Her co-supervisor Knight McAllister is the worst kind of distraction. Knight’s as gorgeous as he is stubborn, with electric blue eyes, a tall, muscled swimmer’s body, and the opinion that he doesn’t need a co-supervisor at all.
But as the season heats up, so does the temperature between the two head lifeguards. But as they find themselves drawn closer together, and their pasts start to surface, Rain and Knight are realizing that maybe too much broken can make a relationship impossible.
Then again, sometimes it’s the broken parts of us that fit together best.
Author Inspiration: My own experiences as a lifeguard.
Blue Ashcroft loves many things, but above all her husband, reading, writing and being in the water. When she isn’t writing under this or one of her other pen names, she’s probably working through the 5-7 books a week she typically reads. Deeper is based heavily on her experiences as a lifeguard for most of her young adulthood. Even though she eventually moved on to college and graduated with a degree in Psychology, she’s never forgotten the way it felt to stand on a pool deck watching the water or the visceral feeling of jumping in to save someone from drowning. Or the way it feels to kiss your first love underwater…
Editor’s Note: This is a dark fantasy novel that harkens to the gore and spectacle of King’s Carrie. It’s sure to make you shudder.
“This was a well-written and absorbing story.”
Book Description: Jenny Morton is an eighteen-year-old girl with a curse–her touch spreads a horrific supernatural plague, leaving death in her wake. She avoids all contact with others until she learns that others in her town also possess secret powers of their own.
Those who enjoyed Firestarter and Carrie will enjoy Jenny Pox.
Author’s Inspiration: I wanted to explore the isolation of a girl who could not touch others without bringing carnage.
Editor’s Note: In FAMILY MAGIC, her mom’s a witch, her dad’s a demon, and she craves the ordinary.
“So worth the read, and so worth downloading all 4 books to read them! ”
Book Description: As if high school wasn’t hard enough, Sydlynn Hayle has to deal with being being the right kind of witch to please her coven, learning to fit in in a new town, AND trying to ward off bully cheerleader who clearly despises her. And, when the boyfriend of this cheerleader starts to show an interest in Sydlynn? As if life wasn’t difficult enough already! Learning to balance the demands of being just a regular girl with the demands of her coven proves to be quite the challenge and ends up teaching Sydlynn more about herself than she ever thought possible.
Author’s Inspiration: The main character woke me in the middle of the night and hasn’t stopped talking since.
I’m a young adult author with a passion for the paranormal. Now with multiple series in happy publication, I live on beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada, with my very patient husband and six massive cats.
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.
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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: GATEWAY TO NIFLEHEIM is an epic fantasy featuring complex characters and plenty of action that will keep you flipping the pages!
Book Description:While investigating a mysterious fog and otherworldly howling, Claradon’s father, the lord of Dor Eotrus, went missing, along with all his men, heroes all. Now it’s up to Claradon to take up the banner of his noble house and hold back a tide of darkness that threatens to overrun Midgaard and destroy all that he holds dear.
Author’s Inspiration: In life, most villains think they’re the good guys. They don’t see the evil that they do. They only know that their ends justify their means. But in fantasy stories, all too often, the bad guys wear the black hats, the good guys, the white. The grey, though, that’s where the fun is. That’s where the real characters live; not the cartoon cutouts. They’re the ones that you’ll never forget. Providing that to my readers, coupled with action scenes that are tactically sound and believable (at least within the context of a fantasy world!), is what I offer in the Harbinger of Doom series.
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Glenn G. Thater
I’ve done lots of things. I’ve gotten degrees and taken advanced courses in various fields: physics, engineering, religious studies, history. I’ve taught college courses, been a physicist, a licensed professional engineer, and I’ve investigated some of the most complex and high profile engineering disasters of the last twenty years. After reading the battle scenes in my books, some of my readers have asked me whether I also used to be a spy or a Special Forces operative. I can’t comment on that, I tell them. All my life, for fun, I’ve written fantasy stories. I started writing them before I did any of the things I mentioned above, and I’ll probably keep writing them for as long as I’m around.
Editor’s Note: In ELSEERIAN the ultimate assassin carries another title, forerunner. This is a perfect read for fantasy fans everywhere!
Book Description: The assassination of heroes was once a warning . . . for an invasion that nearly destroyed the world. On the brink of total victory, the black horde mysteriously vanished. As the centuries passed, the holocaust faded into legend, and finally myth. But death is stalking heroes once more, and only a miracle will allow life to survive again, a miracle named Elseerian.
Author’s Inspiration: Everything from books, to movies, and even video games have inspired my works. A large reason for my initial book was because I wanted to give a “clean” fantasy novel to my children. One with plenty of action but no language or gore.
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My first three books began as a story when I was twelve. Over the next fifteen years I added more pieces to the tale, but I never intended to write them. By the time I did it was like a movie I had seen a hundred times. I knew characters, events, and major plot twists. It allowed me to write the individual books with subtle threads that I knew would come together later. Today I count myself fortunate to be able to write full time, and can’t wait to release the numerous stories that are currently in the works.
Editor’s Note: Lively and sexy, MYRIAH FIRE gives readers a look into the wild side of the regency era.
Claudy Conn has a way of transporting you through time to another world!
Book Description: Myriah doesn’t want to fit into the role of a staid young miss. Her father decides she is too wild for her own good and decides to marry her off. She runs. On the way to her grandfather’s protection, she comes across a young man who has been shot and left to die. She and her groom manage to get him to his home and she meets his brother Kit Wimborne and sparks begin to fly!
Author’s Inspiration: I love the regency period and wanted to portray a more realistic version of it. Many readers see the era that Jane Austin wrote about as staid and it wasn’t. Regency times were hedonistic. Women were beginning to revolt against their constraints…hence female writers like Jane Austin! I like a heroine that breaks out of the mold and that is what my heroines do…
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Imagination. It travels with me and works its way from my brain into my fingers. I see a story everywhere I go.