Editors Note: FIND HER, KEEP HER is the perfect weekend read for romance lovers who like their novels on the steamier side. *Some sexual content*
Book Description: While skimming through Facebook update statuses travel writer, Daisy Blanchard discovers that her best friend has become engaged to her long time boyfriend. The last she heard, they were on a “break” not broken up! Daisy escapes this devastating development by running off to Martha’s Vineyard on assignment. However, she didn’t expect to fall fast and hard for a sexy real estate developer, who craves her body and soul. But will his devastating secret ruin their whirlwind romance forever?
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I’m a city girl/desert rat born and raised in Southern California, who grew up loving to daydream. I also have a BA in Broadcast Journalism and an MA in Communications Studies from California State University, Los Angeles. You’ll find that I love to tell sensual, emotional and fast-paced stories. Basically, I write the kind of books that I love to read.
Editor’s Note: BLOOD DEBT is an adrenaline filled love story.
Book Description: Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. Nothing comes without a price.
Author’s Inspiration: Camille is a very strong heroine. I wrote a story where the heroine is strong, finds herself in impossible circumstances, yet is still able to come out swinging. Blood Debt is an exceptional story of perseverance with an impossible love story woven in.
I LOVE Starbucks’ White Mocha Latte and Mountain Dew, (but not together). I have a lead foot so I set cruise control when I drive, even in 25 MPH zones. I grew up on a farm and am opposed to eating fresh chicken (not opposed to meat – just any meat that was alive a few hours before lunch). I have a stray cat that I feed every night and morning and after six months she’s finally let me pet her. I share my life with two fantastic sons, three rotten dogs and a husband that I adore.
Editor’s Note: I WANT VENGEANCE is a prequel story show the lives of the two main characters from the book “The Birth of Vengeance.”
Book Description: Jonathan Harper is bullied at school with no hope of escape. He dreams of getting vengeance one day on the gang, just like the vampire in the film he is watching.
Thorn is a beautiful vampire out for the night. After a fed, she goes to buy some weapons to fight other types of vampires. But it is a trap and is captured by the Turned vampires and the vampire Hunters that have formed an deadly alliance.
Author’s Inspiration: I wanted to write a vampire book that was different to Twilight and other type of stories. I want to but a spin on the story and reverse the roles of female hero and vampire boy. My story is young adult male hero and female vampire.
I live in England with my family. I have a Degree in Astrophysics in which I studied subjects like Chaos Theory and Quantum Mechanics from which I learnt to imagine the strange and abstract. I have always been described as a day dream, so I decided to put my imagination to good use by writing stories.
Editor’s Note: In DOG ALIENS the author talks about what might happen if her beloved pet was really an alien from outer space.
Book Description: Based on how we adopted our Queensland Heeler from the animal shelter and why we named him Raffle. But in the story, Raffle is really Clem, an alien from outer space who has been here for 98 lives already on Earth. Each time he is reborn, he has to figure out all over again why he has mind control ability and what his role is in his secret alien society. The answer always surprises and delights him.
Author’s Note: Raffle is the most obedient, eager to please dog we have ever met. He is super smart, on top of that, so his loyalty and devotion are a special honor. Sometimes, I feel like this book isn’t fiction at all.
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Cherise Kelley has always imagined she could hear what her dogs were thinking. The notion got so strong, she just had to write down all these thoughts and feelings, telling stories from her dogs’ points of view.
Editor’s Note: Find out how far one man will go in order to survive in FLESH WORN STONE.
Book Description: The book is about an ‘every man’ who is kidnapped, taken to an uncharted tropical island, and forced to compete in gladiator type games in order to survive. He discovers that everyone is not in The Game unwillingly, including his wife.
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John A Burks
John A Burks is the father of five mostly evil children and married to the greatest woman on the planet. He’s a 4th generation oilfield worker who lives and works in Oklahoma. He’s been writing science fiction and horror for over ten years.
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.