Do you love small town stories filled with heart-stopping action and fabulous characters? Heather M. Gardner's book series- Maguire's Corner is sure to be a one-click! Inkspell is excited to share this upcoming release with our readers first....
One Good Catch:
Ignoring a recent trauma that affects her everyday life, ER Doctor Kate Maguire engages in some high risk activities, but these situations aren’t enough to feed her edginess. She needs something more. When her brother’s high school best friend comes back to town, it’s her chance for a ‘no strings attached’ fling with the man who still headlines all her best dreams.
Rhys MacGrath’s days of one-night-stands are long over. The pro-football player might be side-lined at rehab for a shoulder injury, but that doesn’t mean he can’t admire and desire the all-grown-up, so-damn-hot, version of the tomboy he once knew. His sudden interest in Kate might aggravate his best friend, but it’s her indifference that drives Rhys crazy.
Everything heats up when Kate’s nosy nature puts her in the line of fire of an arsonist forcing Kate and Rhys to deal with more than just the sparks igniting between them.
Don't you love the cover? We feel like pulling up a spot at the table and sharing some down-home cooking, chatting with the locals, and watching the children play...
One Good Catch releases March 13th! Add it to your Goodreads shelf....
What would you do for a million dollars? I admit, there's a lot I would do... I'd date a scary guy (only in a public place) and maybe eat something yucky like alligator or snake...What would you do so that you had the money to live off of?
The Dating Experiment by Jennifer Edlund is a fast-paced story about one woman who's offered a million dollars to go undercover at a dating site and share details about those dates. Of course, there's rules...but aren't those meant to be broken??
Sassy, contemporary romance with likable characters and fun-filled situations...The Dating Experiment is sure to thrill readers! Make sure you get your copy today!
$2.99 at Amazon and other e-retailers.
One dating site. One year. One million dollars. Are you game?
At twenty-nine, Holly Sparks finds herself in a position few women her age could ever imagine—CEO and owner of a prestigious matchmaking company. The red head can predict engagements, find impossible matches for the company’s unreasonable millionairesses, and dish out dating and relationship advice on her blog like nobody’s business. But none of that has helped her get far in love.
Just when this matchmaker fears her own love life is doomed, she is visited by family friend and renowned relationship therapist. The doctor hopes to use her as bait for her latest experiment. Now Holly must go undercover on a new dating website, and dish about each date for an entire year. There is only one rule—no getting involved romantically with any of the test subjects, every date is strictly blog material. This should be a breeze since Holly detests online dating.
After a slew of miserable dates, love is suddenly in the air and an unexpected real romance unfolds, the kind that was never supposed to happen. Holly soon realizes that sometimes the line between right and wrong can be blurry and happy endings aren’t always neat.
Will Holly risk everything for love?
April 21, 2014
Date #6: Jordan
April 25, 2014
Date #7: Gregg
April 28, 2014
Date #8: Tony
May 3, 2014
Date #9: Les
May 10, 2014
Date #10: Johnny
By the tenth date, Holly was still waiting for something noteworthy to come out of all her experimental endeavors. Thankfully, not all the dates had been terrible. According to her blog, ninety percent were awful and the other ten percent were just okay or boring. The main problem was trying to score a stinking second date, which never seemed to happen. After all the failures, Holly knew she had to try a different approach. She became the hunter, instead of the hunted. In no time, Holly stumbled upon a New Jersey transplant named Johnny. The engineer was still relatively new to the area and knew hardly anyone but his co-workers. On the phone, the thirty-three-year-old blond seemed shy and reserved. He wasn’t yet tainted from living in Los Angeles, so there was a good chance he’d be different from all her other dates. They seemed to click in nearly every aspect, but then again, there was no room for optimism just yet. Whenever Holly got her hopes up, it only led to disappointment.
On a Thursday evening, the two met up at Sushi-Gen in Los Angeles. It was a relief to see Johnny looked just like his pictures. His appearance came off as rough, suggesting he was most comfortable hanging out with the boys, drinking tons of beer, and slapping chicks on the ass. He made up for it with his easygoing smile. He happened to have pretty, clean, white teeth, as if he brushed them obsessively. He had blond buzz-cut hair and a firm jaw line—a definite military look, After being seated, the two went to town and ordered nearly everything on the happy-hour menu. By the time the first spicy tuna roll arrived, the date appeared to be going along swimmingly.
Johnny took a bite of his eel skin roll and said as though in sexual ecstasy, “Oh, the sushi is so fucking good.”
A little warning bell sounded off in Holly’s head. There was absolutely no need for that kind of language within the first thirty minutes, especially on the first date. Everything appealing about him suddenly flew out the window and truthfully, it was a shame. They’d been getting along so well Holly wondered if maybe she should have just let it slide. It could have been a Freudian slip.
After consuming four pieces of a crunchy shrimp roll in silence, Holly finally asked, “So do you live by yourself or with roommates?”
“By myself, actually. My apartment is the ultimate bachelor pad.”
“Wanna come by and see it tonight?” he asked with a wink.
Holly wasn’t a prude. She knew what he was implying and it was totally inappropriate first-date suggestion. He was nothing more than a horndog waiting for the perfect opportunity to get his hump on, and, he’d done an outstanding job of hiding his true colors.
Jennifer was born in Northern California in the city of Roseville. She is a Scorpio, spiritual, and very in touch with the universe and her astrological sign. Her elemental sign is water, so the ocean holds her heart and is her favorite place to relax and commune.
Jennifer has written three novels, which include her best-sellers, Forever Blue and Forever Blue: Old Songs to Sing, New Tears to Cry.
In 2013, Jennifer tried her hand at writing cookbooks. As of today she has published seven paleo cookbooks.
Jennifer lives in Orange County, California where she enjoys, reading, movies, country music, Sex and the City reruns, and cooking for her friends.
Title: Fallen Idol
Series: Love and Music in Texas
Book number: 4
Genre: Contemporary romantic suspense
Release Date: March 31, 2015
What goes up must come down...
Kyra Sanders had a promising career in country music in her teen years. She gained popularity and fame, riding high atop the the charts. Then one deadly accident changed things, sending her spiraling downward to the point she went into a hiatus from music.
Six years later, Kyra's making her return to the music scene. With an album in the works and a new song on the radio, her career is back on track, until a call from Texas with news of an accident forces her to halt her plans.
Matt Greer is working through the aftermath of his ex-wife's abandonment when she chose to leave him and their fourteen year old son to pursue her own musical dreams. He's had enough of troubled musicians and the havoc they bring to his life Kyra surprises him in a good way, but it doesn't mean he wants anything to do with a singer who comes to town with trouble on her trail.
It's hard to avoid each other in a small town, especially when their families are close. Matt should stay away from the woman who could lead danger right to their town, and it's possible she already has, but he can't help how drawn he becomes to her.
The sparks ignite, but danger lurks in the distance, only getting closer as time goes on. For two people who want different things out of life, it's possible to find healing together...
This is the fourth book in the Love and Music in Texas series, but each book can be read as a stand alone.
Preorder on Amazon for a special Intro price of 99 cents. Fallen Idol will go up to regular price of $3.99 one week after release.
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Fallen Idol stands on its on, but you can get can begin the series with Baby Stetson. It's currently free on all outlets.
About the Author:
I'm an avid lover of books. I've been writing as far back as I can remember, completing my first "book" by fifth grade in one of those one subject spiral notebooks. I have a passion for music, photography, jewelry and all things creative. I live in Arizona with my husband and son, but dream of being somewhere much colder and stormier. For now, I'll have to live that life through my characters and stick it out with the summer heat.
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Can six people stop a deadly virus threatening all of humanity?
When Laura Swift is attacked by a glassy-eyed human reeking of death she's rescued by a tall, muscular stranger. But she hasn't come out unscathed, and when her hero sees the bite mark on her hand he levels a gun on her.
Damian Gonsalves has one job—to stop the plague threatening to sweep through the US. An incurable virus that turns those afflicted into ravenous undead. He's a super soldier, engineered to be stronger, faster, and deadlier, yet all of his training fails him once he lays eyes on the petite blonde he rescues in an alleyway. A woman who should've never survived beyond a few moments against an undead attack. But she has one more surprise in store for him, and he soon discovers that within her may be the last hope for humanity.
Dr. Maxwell Straight is in a race against time to develop a cure for a virus she helped create. While Max hoped to use it as a way to speed healing in injured soldiers, her twin sister had other plans. Project Terminal was turned into a weapon of mass destruction, and Max has to trust the man who broke her heart to help her stop the unleashed horror.
Super soldier Adam 'Preacher' Reed saw what was coming in Project Terminal long before anyone else. When his warnings fell on deaf ears he turned away from the project, and Max, for good. But now the woman Preacher once loved needs his help, and he'll do anything to stop the spreading undead plague. What he doesn't count on are the feelings that resurface when he's with her. Can he keep Max alive long enough for her to develop the cure, or will his worst fears be realized—losing his heart to Max, and their lives to the project?
Super soldiers Amelia St. James and Gabe Morris have been called in for their most important mission—to protect those trying to stop Project Terminal. While holding up in a tiny cabin in the Colorado Rockies with Max, Preacher, Laura, and Damian, Amelia does her best to remain focused even though Gabe is one huge distraction she could do without. He's irritating, chauvinistic, and basically everything an independent woman would hate in a man, all wrapped up in an appealing package. Not that she'd admit to any attraction on her part.
Gabe has been infatuated with Amelia since the two of them met years before. She's smart and headstrong, and he wants nothing more than to get past her defenses. His priorities are to the people he's sworn to protect, but with Amelia so close he finds it hard to concentrate.
Those behind Project Terminal have a nasty surprise in store. Will six people alone in the mountains be able to stop them?
Content Warning: contains graphic sex, strong language, violence, and lots of creepy undead
Curled in the fetal position, Laura looked like a sick child, fragile and broken. Damian's throat constricted, even though it was ridiculous to have feelings for someone you didn't know. He was military, Army Infantry, for Christ's sake, he knew how to pull a trigger without regret.
Laura rolled onto her back, staring toward the ceiling with glassy eyes. Despite the tremulous hold she had on life, she was already dead.
He existed as a government killing machine—an automaton they'd designed. Nothing more. He'd given his humanity away to the project. He wasn't much better than the corpses he hunted.
"I'm so sorry this happened to you, baby. You were right, I deserved this, not you."
His vision blurred when he stared down the barrel, the silencer aimed squarely between her eyes, his heart beating a crazed rhythm in his chest. His finger squeezed ever so slightly on the trigger. Outside a mourning dove called to its mate, a haunting song echoing in the room. He recalled a story from his youth about how a dove would arrive to carry a person's soul to the afterlife. If he believed in anything but the here and now, in that moment he would've thought it true.
Laura's mouth gaped open, strangled noises escaping her throat, seizures taking her into death throes.
He lowered his arm and thumped the butt of his gun against his thigh, waiting for the monster to appear. When she became the undead, when she moved to attack him, he'd have the power to destroy her. She deserved one last try to get the best of him. Maybe it wasn't Laura anymore, but he'd honor the fighting spirit within her. She'd never get past him, but if she took a piece of him in the process he'd have an excuse to end the whole goddamned thing here, in this stinking house. If he ever got infected his duty would be to put a bullet in his own head.
Laura's body stilled, her eyelids drifting closed.
Her eyes popped wide open, her back arching. She sucked in a breath as if surfacing from deep waters. He turned his body sideways, leveling his gun in dead aim, waiting for the corpse to lunge.
Devil's Virus Excerpt:
Reed growled, lifting her from her feet. She wrapped her legs around his waist and he sat her on a lab table. The cold metal top chilled her as he stepped back. His eyes burned a trail down her torso. He leaned in, bracing his hands on each side of her hips, trapping her between. He stared into her eyes.
"This is a serious complication, Max." The words sounded forced.
Max had to clear her throat. "It will definitely get in the way."
"We need to stop right now."
"Yes, we do." She hung suspended, both fearing he'd move in or back off. Neither option seemed satisfactory with the war going on between head, heart, and loins.
A huge crash reverberated through the room, shocking a scream from her lungs. Reed whirled toward the noise, bracing his feet wide. Raspy breathing sounded from down the hallway, and Max's heart thundered.
"What the hell is that?" she whispered.
Footfalls slapped down the hall, bare feet hitting the tile flooring. Max held her breath, unsure what to do while Reed dove for his rifle. The undead appeared in the doorway, the sad remains of a woman. Her mouth hung agape, foam dripping from her lips. Reed aimed, but it ducked down, disappearing behind the rows of tables.
"Damn it." Reed jumped on a table and shot Max a glance. "Stay where you are."
Max stood on the table, searching the murky corners. The thing's breathing echoed, making the woman impossible to pinpoint. Reed jumped tabletop to tabletop, keeping his rifle trained on the floor. It seemed the undead was more clever than Max realized, keeping just out of sight. She searched for a weapon, feeling defenseless and useless to provide assistance. Nothing handy presented itself beyond a few microscopes within reach. She focused on Reed who didn't look the least bit panicked. He moved silently without any wasted movement. He paused, and fired, the loud pop making her jump. She heard the scraping of nails on the tile and Reed shot again. All fell silent.
End Game Excerpt:
Amelia turned her face to the sky, closing her eyes as a chilled mountain breeze washed over her. It did little to temper the heated memory of Morris's mouth, his heavy body pressing her to the ground…
"Jesus, get it together, Amelia," she hissed, shaking herself loose of the memory's hold.
The night wore on and she watched the constellations slowly shift with the earth's rotation. Satellites passed between stars, and a few wispy clouds drifted over the crescent moon. Coyotes sang from time to time and a bull elk called out. A normal night in the mountains with no sign of a pending attack. Perhaps they were home free. Max could finish up her work, they could get the cure, and Amelia could return to her everyday life. Alone at home, working on lesson plans, and generally avoiding contact with the outside world. Psychologists would chastise her for avoiding other people, but her altered life didn't invite intimate friendships. Something she hadn't considered when allowing her genes to be manipulated by scientists.
She chose a direction and walked, not really paying attention to where it led, lost in thought about her lonely life.
The baritone voice brought her up short, and she spun toward its source. A massive silhouette appeared from the trees.
"Morris? What are you doing in my sector?"
"Actually, you're well into mine."
Her cheeks warmed and she cleared her throat. "Sorry, I didn't realize."
She turned and headed back in the direction she'd come from but Morris caught up to her. He placed a hand on her shoulder. "Wait."
His touch sent a sizzle straight between her thighs and she sucked in a breath. She froze. He stepped forward, his chest just touching her back. Hot tingles erupted over her flesh.
"We're in the clear tonight." The warmth of his breath caressed the back of her neck, and she closed her eyes. "Stay."
She licked her lips and swallowed, trying to form a coherent thought. "Why?" she finally managed.
He let his hand slide to her upper arm, the other joined its mate on her opposite arm. He pressed forward and her eyelids popped open at the feel of his erection.
"Do I really need to answer that, darlin'?"
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~About the Author~
Olivia Starke calls the Ozarks home. One of the most beautiful areas in the country, she loves hiking trails with her dogs, kayaking on the numerous waterways, and enjoying southern Missouri’s fresh air and sunshine.
She’s also ‘Mom’ to four dogs, a growing number of kitties that show up at her door, and four VERY spoiled horses that do little to earn their keep. Not that she’d ever hold that against them.
She’s a HUGE fangirl of Doctor Who and to a lesser extent Supernatural, and has a pretty interesting love triangle (or square?) going on in her head between the Doctor and the Winchesters.
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Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Laurel is sad and lonely since she met Rain and had to leave him behind. She thought it was something special but she’ll admit she doesn’t understand males especially wolves.
Rain has been trying to reach Laurel but it seems she has frozen him out. His calls aren’t answered and the emails that come back to him are cold and business like. Is it a case of out of sight out of mind?
It seems there are forces at work that don’t want them together and danger lurks around every corner. Can they fight through all the trouble that heads their way and defeat it? Can they overcome the others that would change them and claim them? Are they really true mates or just infatuated? Come along for the ride as their story takes twists and turns that surprise even Rain and Laurel.
Graphic sex for mature readers only. M/M M/F M/F/M
“Maybe we should take off before my brother gets back and hide somewhere.” Rain said with mischief lighting up his eyes.
“I’d almost consider it if I thought we could lose him. Isn’t he one of the best trackers around?”
“Yes, but maybe he would get the message that we’d like to be alone.” Rain said as he put his arms around her leaning in to lightly move his lips across hers. Damn that felt heavenly. She moaned even though she tried to muffle it. His lips came back for more contact. This time he really kissed her not just with his lips but his tongue licked across her lips finding an opening. He slid in exploring her mouth until he found her tongue. Their tongues clashed struggling for supremacy until they heard a throat clearing. Dare was not her favorite person right then or Rain’s either by the look on his face.
When she’s not out hunting rogue vampires and werewolves, you can find Crystal Dawn out exploring the galaxy. She can do it all without ever leaving her computer. She kicks ass, takes names, and puts it all down for the enjoyment of her readers. At least that’s what I think she told me. Writing came as a natural outlet for her overly creative mind. The start of her stories is the easy part. Finishing them is a little harder when all the stories are in there trying to get out. Other than writing, she loves reading, chocolate, fine sweet wine, and traveling among a large list of pursuits. Her favorite people, after her family and close friends, are her readers who she says are some of the most wonderful people in this galaxy and the next.
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