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Review: “Frosty Relations” by Tara Quan [Tour Stop]

“Frosty Relations” (A Witch’s Night Out) by Tara Quan

Available from: Amazon, AllRomance, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iBooks, Kobo or Decadent Publishing
Released on: 21 November 2014

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review, as part of this book’s blog tour.

Description: Attorney Jack Frost never understood why holidays did weird things to people. His secretary went on vacation, his best friend ditched their annual Aspen trip, and the law firm’s stubborn human resources assistant refuses his clerical support request. What’s a warlock to do on Christmas Eve but go on a 1-Night Stand? But when an oddly familiar empath shows up as his date, this ice mage has a hard time denying the magic of the winter solstice.

Faced with an anemic employment market and financial woes, college graduate and former witch Mina Mao lands an HR assistant job at Frost and Sons. Having spent her day saving Christmas from Frost Junior’s Grinch-like behavior, she accepts the gift of Madame Eve’s service and heads over to the Castillo Capital. When her date turns out to be her childhood crush and workplace nemesis, she braces herself for the sexiest icy ride of her life.

Review: Jack Frost might be an ice mage, but he makes this story blazingly hot. Let me say, I read fast, so when I got a book that was as short as this I was concerned because I would not have time to become invested in the characters, that concern was completely unfounded.

From the opening paragraph you are drawn into the daily life of Mina Mao then receive just enough of her and Jack’s background to tell you what you need to know to make the characters come to life, and entwine you in their lives. The sex scenes (one full on and one quick dream snippet) are hot (and with this main man, deliciously cold at times) well written and the descriptive talent of the author make them come to life. Could I have done with a whole weekend worth of reading about these characters and the terrifically written erotic scenes? Oh yes, but this wickedly perfect short was a satisfying way to curl up in bed on a weeknight.

I like the unique take on magic in a modern world, and how different Tara Quan handles the interaction of magic between the characters. I learned a little mandarin in the book as well, though probably nothing I would wish to use in polite company.

I gave this book five fireballs. It has heat, cold, rich, poor, danger and seduction, such a great depth of description that I was in awe of Tara Quan’s ability to paint a picture with words. If I could add a fireball for the Joss Whedon references I would.

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The Frailty of Things

“The Frailty of Things” by Tamsen Schultz

Published as… Romantic Suspense

A Chat with…Kit

Bella: What is the name of the book where we’ll find you? Can you tell us a little about it?
Kit: I show up in the Windsor Series books because they are all about people in my life, but MY story can be found in the fourth Windsor Series novel “The Frailty of Things.” My relationship with my brother isn’t the best – he left me with our dad, who wasn’t going to win any father of the year awards, when I was fifteen. I never really got over his leaving and even though I’ve built a life for myself that I like, he and I have never really reconciled. Well, that changes in “The Frailty of Things.” Bad things happen that bring him back into my life and force us to actually talk about what happened all those years ago. It’s not easy, but he also brings his business partner Garret Cantona into my life. Garret is, well, Garret is an amazing man whose faith in us (he and I) as a couple helps bring all three of us through confronting a killer. We also learn a little about forgiving not just each other, but ourselves as well.

Bella: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you fit into the story? What should we know about you?
Kit: “The Frailty of Things” is really ‘my’ story – well, really it’s the story of love and forgiveness with me at the center and my brother, Garret (who becomes my partner), and my friends surrounding me. I grew up in south as part of the southern gentry, but most of my life was for show. I left home right after I turned eighteen and headed to Europe where I lived for a few years and wrote my first novel. Once I felt my life was somewhat put back together, I moved back to the States and built a home in Windsor. I’m a writer now, with several successful novels, but I also do a little side work for some friends of mine in the intelligence world. I’m unusually tall and share the same color of eyes with my brother which can be a bit disconcerting when he’s staring at me.

Bella: What do you think of the author? Be honest. We won’t tell.
Kit: I think she’s fun to work with, we had some good times. That said, I wished she’d get out of my head a little more often. Or let me into Garret’s or my brother’s. It would have been nice if she could have shared some of her omniscience with me, it could have save me and Caleb, my brother, some heartache.

Bella: How do you feel about the story you’re in?
Kit: I thought I was well versed in the evil things people could do on this earth, but this story gets me caught up in things that even I can’t understand – things I probably don’t really want to understand. But the good news is, I have a lot of good friends who have my back even as I make some of the toughest, but most important, decisions of my life.

Bella: Do you like being a character in the book?
Kit: Yes, because when you close the page on the last chapter, I get to go on living without anyone peering in on me (or peering in on me and Garret – we do tend to like our privacy).

Bella: How do you see your future? Without giving anything away about the story, naturally.
Kit: Caleb and I still have some things to work out as do Garret and I. But that’s probably because I have some things to work out on my own – things I’ve done or seen that I thought maybe I’d come to grips with but really hadn’t. That said, the future definitely looks good – I have amazing friends in Windsor, a partner who wants to share that life with me, and we may be getting a dog.

Bella: What do you know about your author’s plans? Can we expect to see you in any future stories?
Kit: Windsor is a small town, you can’t get rid of me that easily. Besides, my brother needs to settle down. I’m bound and determined to find him someone in the Windsor area. I don’t think he’ll be so cooperative because he’s an ornery SOB at times, but I’m going to do my best.

Bella: Let’s say they make a movie about this book. Who do you want to play you, and why?
Kit: Hhmm, someone willing to wear contacts. Both my brother and I have strangely colored, almost golden eyes. I don’t know any actresses with that color, do you?

About the Book

Independence. Kit Forrester is a woman who wears her independence like armor. Despite keeping secrets and hiding her past, she’s built a life she loves and is accountable to no one. Until, that is, one of the world’s most wanted war criminals sets his sights on her and she must weigh the risk to one against the chance of justice and closure for many—a decision Kit couldn’t make on her own even if she wanted to.

Certainty. As a man who makes his living in the shadows of governments and wars, certainty isn’t a part of Garret Cantona’s vocabulary, and he’s just fine with that. But when Kit walks into his life, he realizes he’s never before been so sure about anything or anyone. Suddenly, he finds he’s looking at the world, his world, in a different light. And now that he is, he’s determined to protect it, and her, in whatever ways he can.

Frailty. No one knows better than Kit and Garret that an appreciation for what is, or what was, or what might be, can be born from the uncertainty and fragility of life. But when a hunt for a killer leaves Garret no choice but to throw Kit back into her broken and damaged past, even his unshakable faith in what they have together might not be enough to keep it from shattering into a million pieces.

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About the Author

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Tamsen Schultz is the author of several romantic suspense novels and  American Kin (a short story published in Line Zero Magazine).  In addition to being a writer, she has a background in the field of international conflict resolution,  has co-founded a non-profit, and currently works in corporate America. Like most lawyers, she spends a  disproportionate amount of time thinking (and writing) about what it might be like to do  something else. She lives in Northern California in a house full of males including her husband, two sons, four cats, a dog, and a gender-neutral, but well-stocked, wine rack.

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Bear Witness

“Bear Witness” (Pearson Security #1) by Michele Bardsley

Published on… 3 February 2015
Published as… Paranormal Romance

About the Book

After Gretchen Myers rescues her murdered stepsister’s baby, she’s nearly killed in a not-so-accidental car crash. When she wakes up in a Las Vegas hospital, she’s alone … until Rafe Pearson shows up. Not only does he have the baby, but he also manages to rescue her from yet another attempt on her life.

Rafe is approximately the size of a linebacker with the looks of a GQ model. Yet, Gretchen has never seen a man so lonely. And he’s never met a woman so stubborn. But while she and the baby are in danger, there’s no way the former cop will let them out of his sight.

As a bear shifter who lives in a cabin deep in the woods of Mount Charleston, he has the perfect place to protect his new charges. Then the persistent hunters track down their vulnerable prey, and Rafe discovers too late that these killers are inhuman…

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About the Author

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Michele Bardsley writes howling good paranormal romances. When she’s not writing, Michele consumes chocolate, crochet hats, watches “Supernatural,” reads on her Kindle, and spend times with her awesome hubby and their fur babies.

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Payback is Sweet

“Payback is Sweet” by Kristy Centeno

Published as… Romance

Kristy Centeno’s Boom Baby Blast

1. One Random Fact: During my junior year in high school, my family and I moved to a new town, where I eventually found out the Spanish teacher in my new high school was related to me.

2. Fictional Character You’d Really Like to Be: I know this may sound somewhat cliché and all, but there are times I’d love to be Flash just so that I could get all my chores done for the day a lot quicker and have enough time left at the end of the day to write more than a few pages.

3. Your Authorial Theme Song: I don’t have a specific theme song.

4. Favorite Part of Being a Writer: Brainstorming through a book, writing, plotting, coming up with all kinds of possible scenarios that will be both fun and creative.

5. Name of Your First Pet (Can include family or significant others…): My first pet was a puppy we called Benji—after the dog in the movie with the same name, of course. He was a tiny fluff of white hair, big eyes, and short legs.

6. Music, Television or Silence While Writing: Music. I always listen to music while I write. If I’m in the midst of a romance scene I’ll listen to romantic songs. If I’m in a middle of a fight scene I’ll usually end up listening to some rock and roll.

That’s right. I’m into a little of everything.

7. Early Riser or Night Owl: Definitely a night owl. I’m not a morning person at all. I’m usually grumpy in the mornings.

8. Favorite Season: Winter.

9. Did You Always Want to be a Writer: Yes and no. I always knew I wanted to write, but it has never occurred to me to do it full time or make a career out of it. As much as I love writing, career wise I’m thinking of an entirely different direction.

However, it has never been my plan to stop writing. I vouch to always find time for it. Even if it is an hour a day.

About the Book

Janessa Rowe is a twenty one year old college girl with little respect for other people. She’s a rich, spoiled brat of a girl who gets her kicks out of humiliating others. When she discovers that her boyfriend of three years has in fact engaged in a physical relationship with someone else, Janessa will stop at nothing to get a little payback. Even if that means using her new rival’s disgruntled fiancée to get what she wants.

Dakota Blackwater is everything Janessa is not. He’s kind, sweet, gentle, and a stand-up guy all in all, but when his girlfriend’s betrayal hurts more than his pride, he agrees to take part in a plan that will test both their self-restraints and their feelings for one another.

Problems arise, however, when Janessa’s interest for Dakota shifts from being a pawn to achieve her ultimate goal, to potential lover. After having her heart broken in the past, the last thing she wants is to get involved in matters of the heart, but how can she follow through with her plan when the more time she spends with Dakota, the less she cares about getting payback? Sooner rather than later they are forced to confront the reality that their game has slowly transformed into something else and that what seemed like a scheme to exact revenge, now comprises both their hearts in ways neither of them anticipated.

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Kristy Centeno is an author of paranormal romance, young adult, new adult, horror, and contemporary romance.

She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. In her journey to create memorable reads, she has delved into several genres, creating fictional characters meant to entice readers and captivate the mind.

She is currently working on finishing off the Keeper Witches series among other projects, which include sequels to her published work. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.

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Review: “Venice in the Moonlight” by Elizabeth McKenna

“Venice in the Moonlight” by Elizabeth McKenna

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Released on: 3 October 2013

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

Description: Considered useless by his cold-hearted father, Nico Foscari, eldest son of one of the founding families in Venice, hides his pain behind gambling, drinking and womanizing.

After her husband’s untimely demise, Marietta Gatti returns to her hometown of Venice in hopes of starting a new life and finding the happiness that was missing in her forced marriage.

When Fate throws them together, friendship begins to grow into love until Marietta learns a Foscari family secret that may have cost her father his life. Now, she must choose between vengeance, forgiveness, and love.

Elizabeth McKenna’s latest novel takes you back to eighteenth century Carnival, where lovers meet discreetly, and masks make everyone equal.

Review: Venice in the Moonlight is a story that brings to life things I loved when I was a young woman beginning in my romance reading life. A dark hero with a past that makes you wish to change him, a strong heroine willing to risk all to right wrongs, a setting in a land I will never see. But I did not find enough original, except maybe the reason for the thriller sub-plot, which made it stand out to me.

It had the makings of a story that could pull you into the intrigue but I felt it always left me hanging on the edge of what could be really good. Carnival in Venice, a city known to be one of the most romantic in world, with Nico, a hero that made you wish to comfort and bed at the same time. A mystery that needed to be solved, and Marietta the woman willing to do all she could to solve it, including putting herself in situations that were not only daring, but fool hardy. Instead of taking the easy way out of having the hero come to the rescue, the author almost always found a way to pull Marietta out of the situation and leave you saying “that was too close.” It was at those points when I felt the story could elevate and give me all the drama and passion I was hoping for, but it didn’t as those were the points it plateaued at.

The secondary characters were not as original as the main characters, but that is forgivable in this length of a book, you did not need them, but they were decent window dressing. The descriptions of the city, the clothing, the masks and even the food were lovely and decadent at times. Painting a lovely word picture in the mind, it was them that lead me to hope for more from the beginning.

Overall I think this book had tremendous potential that kept me holding on and hoping for it to be reached throughout but at the end I was left with a feeling of, “It was nice, but nothing spectacular.” But boy did it raise my hopes for spectacular. I give this book 3.5 fireballs.

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Venice in the Moonlight

“Venice in the Moonlight” by Elizabeth McKenna

Published on… 2 October 2013
Published as… Historical Romance

Elizabeth McKenna’s Boom Baby Blast

1. One Random Fact: I fell in love with my husband in high school, though we didn’t date until we were in our mid-twenties.

2. Fictional Character You’d Really Like to Be: Nancy Drew. She had great clothes, drove a convertible, and solved mysteries. What more could you want?

3. Your Authorial Theme Song: Since I write romance, I’m going to go with Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”.

4. Favorite Part of Being a Writer: I love meeting new people through my social media sites. For shy people like me, the internet is wonderful.

5. Name of Your First Pet (Can include family or significant others…): Maggie was the name of the black lab my husband and I bought the month we were married. She died six years ago and I can still cry about it. She was the sweetest dog.

6. Music, Television or Silence While Writing: Silence is the best when I’m writing fiction. In my day job as a technical writer, I often listen to classical music (I find myself too distracted if I listen to other genres).

7. Early Riser or Night Owl: I’m an early riser. My day starts at 4:30 am and ends around 9 pm. I actually don’t like this schedule. I would prefer to sleep until 7 or 8 am – maybe when I retire!!

8. Favorite Season: I live in Wisconsin and get all four seasons, but Fall is definitely my favorite.

9. Did You Always Want to be a Writer: Yes. I was a Journalism major in college, though I didn’t start writing fiction until I was around 40 years old.

About the Book

Considered useless by his cold-hearted father, Nico Foscari, eldest son of one of the founding families in Venice, hides his pain behind gambling, drinking and womanizing.

After her husband’s untimely demise, Marietta Gatti returns to her hometown of Venice in hopes of starting a new life and finding the happiness that was missing in her forced marriage.

When Fate throws them together, friendship begins to grow into love until Marietta learns a Foscari family secret that may have cost her father his life. Now, she must choose between vengeance, forgiveness, and love.

Elizabeth McKenna’s latest novel takes you back to eighteenth century Carnival, where lovers meet discreetly, and masks make everyone equal.

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About the Author

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Elizabeth McKenna works as a full-time technical writer/editor for a large software company. Though her love of books reaches back to her childhood, she had never read romance novels until one Christmas when her sister gave her the latest bestseller by Nora Roberts. She was hooked from page one (actually, she admits it was the first love scene). She had always wanted to write fiction, so she combined her love of history, romance and a happy ending to write her debut novel Cera’s Place. Her short story, The Gypsy Casts a Spell, is available for free on her website http://elizabethmckenna.com/. She hopes you will enjoy her latest novel, Venice in the Moonlight, as much as others have enjoyed her previous works.

Elizabeth lives in Wisconsin with her understanding husband, two beautiful daughters, and a sassy Labrador. When she isn’t writing, working, or being a mom, she’s sleeping.

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The Fortuitous Pen

“The Fortuitous Pen” by Cara Addison

Published on… 25 November 2014
Published as… Contemporary Erotic Romance

About the Book

After making an immediate connection in ‘Going the Distance’, Austin Campbell and Brett Tanner continue their lives together as they adjust to life as a sexy New York couple.

Having fallen madly in love with Brett, Austin balances her time between her writing, and the delicious romps with her fiercely loyal and equally adventurous lover. Determined to focus on her writing, Austin experiences an accidental encounter that sets the two off on a journey of pain and healing. Can their everyday life of sexy trysts and loving adventures be enough to overcome mistakes of the past?

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About the Author

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I’m the accidental author.

In so many ways, becoming a published author happened by chance.

For years, I’ve worked in the corporate world. My degrees are in business. Essentially, I’m a problem solver for corporations and government. So, you can imagine how much of a shift it was for me to sit down and write fiction.

During the summer of 2013, I put pen to paper. I let my sexy imagination loose and before I knew it I’d filled a more than a few pages. The characters came to life and a story began to take shape.

And so began, the greatest chapter of my life.

Writing has been cathartic. Becoming published has been exhilarating.

This journey isn’t over. I continue to write, as time permits. Another manuscript is in the works.

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Remote

“Remote” by Lisa Acerbo

Published on… 20 November 2014
Published as… Sci-fi Romance

About the Book

When technology fulfills every dream, reality becomes a nightmare.

Below the streets of New State, the undergrounders fight to remain free of the technological control of the world above. Every night, Yara risks her life fighting New State’s deadliest weapons, the drones. Half human and half machine, their living half tortured until everything human is gone, the drones have only one objective. Kill. And they do it with exacting precision.

Yara is good at her job and committed to her raids on New State. Until one of those raids brings her face-to-face with Joshua, a New State citizen who doesn’t quite fit her preconceived expectations. After a couple of awkward encounters, he shows her the meaning of hooking up—a computer simulation that allows people to live out their fantasies—without the complication of emotional entanglements or physical reality. But what Yara feels for Joshua is very real. And it’s punishable by law.

As she and Joshua grow closer, she convinces him to leave New State for her underground cause. But as the unrest between New State and the underground escalates, and the drones move in to destroy her world, nothing goes as planned. Families are arrested, loyalties are strained, and Yara’s forced to choose between her people and her feelings. The wrong choice could mean the end of her people, and reality could slip away—forever…

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Lisa Acerbo is a high school teacher and holds an EdD in Educational Leadership. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughters, three cats, and horse. She is the author of Apocalipstick and has contributed to local newspapers, news and travel blogs including The Patch and Hollywood Scriptwriter.

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Tabor’s Trinket

“Tabor’s Trinket” (The Coin Forest Series, Book One) by Janet Lane

Published on… 1 September 2014
Published as… Historical/Medieval Romance

A Chat with…Sharai

Bella: What is the name of the book where we’ll find you? Can you tell us a little about it?
Sharai: Good Morrow, Lady Bella! ‘Tis a grand day for a visit, and I am honored to be here. My adventures are recorded in Tabor’s Trinket. It’s written by Janet Lane, the first story in her Coin Forest series set in fifteenth century England. It’s set during the Gypsy Honeymoon period–though when you learn my story, you would be hard-pressed to believe it was a pleasant time.

Bella: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you fit into the story? What should we know about you?
Sharai: I am Sharai. It rhymes with, “Dare I.” For survival, I keep my background secret. I only say that I am a princess, from Little Egypt, on a pilgrimage.

Bella: So, who are you, really? You can trust me. I care deeply for literary characters!
Sharai: I see kindness in your eyes, yes. I–I’m only a peasant, born of peasants in Wallachia. My uncle betrayed our family, and we were sold as slaves. At just 12 years old, I was dragged, naked and bleeding, to the auction block. My mother and I were hauled to Marseilles, and she died on the slave ship.

Bella: What do you think of the author, giving you such a dreadful childhood? Be honest. We won’t tell.
Sharai: Fie! I’d put a flea in her ear, or simmer an evil spell for her, but how can I? She gave me Etti, who saved my life, and gave me work at the big Winchester Fair! My author gave me the beautiful orphan baby, Kadriya. She gave me good health and provided me with beautiful costumes, so I could learn to dance and support myself. She introduced me to Tabor.

Bella: How do you feel about the story you’re in?
Sharai: Very uncomfortable. Count Aydin’s eyes are hungry, but there’s a darkness about him, and a vague, uncomfortable odor when he comes close and speaks to me. It makes my throat tighten. I must be respectful–he is our Gypsy King and he can make critical decisions about my future, as well as Kadriya’s and Etti’s. But I am strong, stronger than my author ever dreamed I could be. She isn’t sure of my courage, and I’m going to surprise her.

Bella: Do you like being a character in the book?
Sharai: Very much, but ‘twould be a blessing if there were less evil men about.

Bella: How do you see your future? Without giving anything away about the story, naturally.
Sharai: Tabor’s eyes stir spells in my heart, but I am a peasant, unworthy. I do not fit in his world, but my heart doesn’t listen. I must accept this reality! I must seek safety and dignity for Kadriya and me. I’m thinking we may find it in a convent.

Bella: What do you know about your author’s plans? Can we expect to see you in any future stories?
Sharai: I hope to exceed her expectations. I have exquisite spells to share!

Bella: Let’s say they make a movie about this book. Whom do you want to play you, and why?
Sharai: Ah, I would pick a Gypsy girl, like me. Maria Shashkova! Search for her on your magic cubes, and she will take your breath away. She’s a dancer like me, and she leads the Gypsy band, “Tarna Romen,” and plays bright, brilliant music!

Thank you so much for having me, Bella. Godspeed!

About the Book

Love proves perilous in this “Pretty Woman/Pride and Prejudice” historical romance tale set in 15th century England.

Sold as a slave in Romania for seven pounds and three solidi, the Gypsy girl, Sharai, escapes a slave ship infected with the plague. As an adult, she performs her silky, exotic dances to earn enough to sustain herself and the toddling orphan girl she adopted. She yearns for relief from the grinding poverty, and a secure home. Having been violated by a nobleman posing as her hero, she wants naught of any other man of title, and also scorns the dubious Gypsy king who pursues her. In a tent at the bustling autumn fair in Winchester, she meets the dashing Lord Tabor, and her resolve to avoid all noblemen softens.

Though possessed of a stately castle with prosperous lands, the English knight,Tabor, teeters on the brink of losing all his holdings. A powerful noble has attacked Tabor’s castle, determined to seize his lands. Tabor seeks revenge for his older brother’s murder, but England’s throne is held by an infant king and his feuding uncles. The realm is paralyzed with uncertainty and lawlessness, and the crown has abandoned him.

Then a stroke of good fortune helps Tabor, a sizeable dowry that can save his holdings. He need only wed an earl’s daughter, the regal Lady Emilyne. But he has already fallen in love with Sharai, and they are locked in a powerful dance of desire. His refusal to abandon Sharai plunges them into life-and-death struggles–and a painful choice between duty and love.

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Janet Lane writes best-selling historical romance novels set in fifteenth century England during the so-called “Gypsy Honeymoon” decades. She graduated with honors from the University of Colorado, completing their Creative Writing program.

Her debut novel, Tabor’s Trinket, is an Amazon Bestselling novel and has received several awards. Emerald Silk, part two in the Coin Forest series, was reviewed by the Historical Novels Review, which noted that it “goes beyond simple romantic suspense by including serious issues such as racism, homophobia, and clerical greed. However, the love story and the quest for the stolen chalice take center stage throughout.” A Rocky Mountain News review stated, “This fast-moving, smoothly constructed historical novel (features) well-drawn characters and … strong sense of time and place.” #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author Lara Adrian called it “..an enchanting medieval romance filled with passion, intrigue and vividly drawn characters that leap off the page. I loved this novel!”

The Amazon Kindle release of her third novel in the Coin Forest series, Traitor’s Moon, is scheduled for November 25, 2014.

Janet was a featured author in RMFW Press’s Tales from Mistwillow anthology, and co-chaired the editorial board for that press’s anthology, Broken Links, Mended Lives, which was nominated for the Colorado Book Award.

Janet lives with her husband in Colorado, surrounded by a forest of conifers, herds of deer, an occasional black bear and a snorting Chihuahua.

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Bear Witness

“Bear Witness” (Pearson Security #1) by Michele Bardsley

Published on… 3 February 2015
Published as… Paranormal Romance

About the Book

After Gretchen Myers rescues her murdered stepsister’s baby, she’s nearly killed in a not-so-accidental car crash. When she wakes up in a Las Vegas hospital, she’s alone … until Rafe Pearson shows up. Not only does he have the baby, but he also manages to rescue her from yet another attempt on her life.

Rafe is approximately the size of a linebacker with the looks of a GQ model. Yet, Gretchen has never seen a man so lonely. And he’s never met a woman so stubborn. But while she and the baby are in danger, there’s no way the former cop will let them out of his sight.

As a bear shifter who lives in a cabin deep in the woods of Mount Charleston, he has the perfect place to protect his new charges. Then the persistent hunters track down their vulnerable prey, and Rafe discovers too late that these killers are inhuman…

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Michele Bardsley writes howling good paranormal romances. When she’s not writing, Michele consumes chocolate, crochet hats, watches “Supernatural,” reads on her Kindle, and spend times with her awesome hubby and their fur babies.

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