Heartfelt by Lynn Crandall

The daughter of an alcoholic single mother, Asia Blue learned young that if she wanted to survive, she’d have to take care of herself. Tough and independent, she never encountered a challenge she couldn’t conquer…until Asia discovered she was a were-lynx. Befriending sexy fellow were-lynx Conrad Pike and finding a colony helped her adjust to the startling revelation and get through college.

Now an investigative reporter, Asia faces an entirely different sort of problem when her mother goes missing and she suspects the mysterious Nexus Group…who seem determined to wipe out her colony. She reaches out to Conrad, now an investment banker and serial heartbreaker, for assistance, and they must once again join forces to save their colony–and her mother.

Will this strong-minded duo risk opening up their hearts and owning up to their long-simmering attraction?

Jennifer Lawler

Jennifer Lawler is probably cutting glass for her daughter’s current project, eavesdropping on other people’s conversations, or laughing like a hyena at this very moment. She is currently resisting labels but is willing to admit that she has had a colorful career doing any number of things related to book publishing, including writing books. She is the author of the memoir, The Improbable Adventures of a Middle-Aged Woman.

Probabilities by Lynn Crandall

Bubbly were-lynx Tizzy Sands mapped out her life years ago: she’d teach kindergartners, eventually marry, and start a family. But when cancer stole her dream of having children, her focus changed. As a member of a were-lynx colony that faces constant danger from the nefarious Nexus Group, her goal now is helping the colony defeat them—and steering clear of any romantic involvements.

With his genius IQ, Quinn Arons isn’t the most socially skilled were-lynx in the colony and can’t imagine party girl Tizzy would give him a second look. But although his past mistakes and childhood experiences haunt him, he can’t accept Tizzy’s fear that cancer will return and claim her life soon. Instead, he decides to show her that life is what you make it.

Now they’re working as partners to prevent Nexus from launching its Project Powering, but can Quinn convince Tizzy there’s more to save here than just their world?

Summer of Love Contest!

***THE SUMMER OF LOVE CONTEST HAS ENDED FOR 2017***

Thanks to everyone who participated!

And congratulations to Sharon Yarrell from Mississippi, who won the grand prize. We hope you enjoy your summer of reading!

 

Who are we and what is this? We’re a group of romance writers (plus a poet and a memoirist) who want to share our love of books! A few years ago, we came up with the idea to give away a summer of love to a few lucky winners and we had so much fun we decided to do it again the next year. And the next….

This year, we’ll have one Grand Prize winner who’ll receive twelve print romances, a collection of poetry, and a memoir, along with other fun summer swag like a tote bag, a journal, and an Amazon gift card worth $25.00.

New this year: special pricing on many of our books just in time for the Summer of Love!

Here are the links:

Leslie Garcia – The ebook version of my collection of poetry, Always the Moon, for just 99 cents! Click here.

Jill Haymaker – The ebook version of Colorado Wrangler is just 99 cents! Click here.

Lynn Crandall – Free download of my romantic short story Finding Flynn. Click here.

Kristina Knight – Special pricing on two ebooks – just 99 cents each! The Saint’s Devilish Deal (click here) and Billionaire Cowboys bundle (click here)

Kristi Rose – Special pricing on two ebooks – just 99 cents each!  Second Chances (click here) and Honeymoon Postponed (click here)

Jennifer Lawler – The ebook version of The Improbable Adventures of a Middle-Aged Woman is just $2.99! Click here.

The contest opens on June 1 and ends June 7, 2017. The winners will be drawn randomly, and we’ll let winners know as soon after June 10 as we can that they’ve won. The prize will be shipped as soon as we hear from the winner and can get to the post office (no later than June 23, 2017 – promise!)

Please read the full Contest Rules for all the legal stuff.

To enter, go to the Enter the Contest! link, and provide your information using the entry form there. Your entry adds you to the contest hopper and signs you up for Jennifer Lawler’s newsletter. J Law, the author of The Improbable Adventures of a Middle-Aged Woman, also writes romances under three pen names, and she wants a little love for all this effort. You can improve your odds of winning by entering more than once, but the only way you can enter more than once is to give another romance author a little love, and you can do that by following the directions on the Enter the Contest! page. You can sign up for other newsletters or follow a blog—and each action gives you another entry into the contest.

Over there on the right-hand navigation menu, you’ll find all the authors who are participating in this giveaway, plus information about their books. Enjoy!

Leslie P. Garcia

Mention writing to most first grade students–or teachers–and everyone runs from the room, screaming or crying, respectively. I, however, love the challenge of convincing the technology kids of today that words create everything they use, everything they enjoy. Yes, even those horrible cartoons and video games that are so foreign to me now. And the songs.

I, myself, was a published writer in first grade, first by the school principal, then by a novel but short-lived magazine written entirely by kids. I still remember the title: Kids. Paid me $1.50 for the last rhyming poem I ever wrote. “Dolphins are nice though they don’t like ice” something something.

Luckily, my poetry no longer rhymes, and my stories strive to portray the mishmash of cultures, events, characters, and times that are our lives–all our lives, even if not everyone had a lion or a roadside amusement park or hid in an arroyo on their wedding day.

There’s a circuitous route through most of our lives, and the publishing company that helped me learn to submit work for publication through their magazines and annual Writers Market, F&W Media, is now publishing my debut novel with Crimson Romance, in imprint of Simon & Schuster.

A lifetime of words away from first grade, but hopefully, you’ll enjoy my words. I love hearing from readers, and hope you’ll visit me one of these days.

Because words still have power, and always will.

Follow me on my blog, Return to Rio.

A Love Beyond by Leslie P. Garcia

love beyondA.J. Owens is a woman on a mission. Convinced that her sister’s abusive marriage to Mike Towers drove her to kill herself, A.J. travels to his Texas ranch and concocts a daring plan to get closer to her brother-in-law. She’s also determined to rescue the champion racehorse he stole, Rebel Dorado, even if it means pretending to seduce the man.

Towers’s head of security, Chance Landin, knows there’s something fishy about this gorgeous blonde seductress. But when he discovers her real agenda, the former marine is more than happy to help—he’s got his own plans for revenge against Towers. After the man framed his uncle for the cold-blooded murder of the thoroughbreds he cared for, Chance swore he’d bring him down.

They’re both determined to expose the madman’s deadly secrets, but when romance begins to spark between them, will love triumph over revenge?

Jill Haymaker

haymakerJill Haymaker was born and raised in Indiana and Ohio. After high school, she attended Bowling Green State University before moving to Fort Collins, Colorado.

Ms. Haymaker has made her home in Fort Collins ever since except for three years in the 1990’s when she left to attend law school at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has practiced family law in Fort Collins for the past 20 years. She has three grown children, a son and two daughters. She also has three granddaughters.

Jill has always had a passion for writing. Colorado Sunset was her first full length romance novel in her Peakview, Colorado series. Her latest book, Colorado Winter Moon is the sixth book in the series. If you love small town romance, you will love the characters in this series. She also has had several short stories published by Chicken Soup for the Soul, the most recent in the book Random Acts of Kindness.

When not practicing law or writing, Jill enjoys the Colorado mountains, horseback riding, gardening, long walks with her Shetland Sheepdog, Laddie, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoys their numerous sporting events. She is also an avid football fan and can be found on autumn weekends cheering on the Broncos, the CSU Rams, and the Huskers. She has a passion for working with high school youth- she is a youth group leader at her church, coaches a high school mock trial team and is a volunteer at cross country and track meets.

A Place to Rest My Heart by Galen Rose

imagesWhen Laney Murphy walks into Muldoon’s Pub in San Francisco, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The Muldoon family’s offer of a job and a place to stay seems just too good to be true. And once she meets Sean Muldoon, the suspicious and distrustful son of the pub owners, she knows she was right – he clearly detests her.

Sean is on the fast track as a bodyguard with Woo Security and he isn’t going to allow some grifter to get in his way or to mess with his family. But he soon discovers that Laney is not all sharp tongue and sarcasm, and he finds himself wanting to kiss her more than deck her.

But Laney’s past comes back to haunt her and she soon must put her life on the line to save Sean and the family she has come to love.

Galen Rose

galenroseheadGalen Rose is an avid cook, gardener and traveler. Over the years, she has repaired bikes, been a telephone solicitor, a day care aide, managed the order department of a family law publishing firm and for nine years ran her own on-line Celtic jewelry and gifts store. A Jill of many trades but not one true color for her parachute, until the day she really sat down to write and kept on writing and hasn’t stopped.

The Girl He Knows by Kristi Rose

Waking up naked next to a good looking man is not a bad way to start the day. Especially since Paisley missed all those opportunities in college, when she was too busy supporting her no good, thankfully now, ex-husband. The problem? This hottie is Hank, her best friend’s older brother, a guy she’s known her entire life.

Stopping after one night is the right thing to do. Being with him clearly breaks the best friend code, and from his career as a Naval officer to his Boy Scout reputation, everything about him screams monogamy and commitment. Two things Paisley has had enough of.

When Hank presents a “no strings attached” offer, it’s too good to be true. She can enjoy him while still embracing being single. But, poor choices force her to confront old fears of love and loss, and Paisley has to decide if Hank is worth the risk. The alternative is never experiencing the real deal. Or far worse, settling for less.

Buy the book here.