You know I'm a sucker for a good family tale. One where the bossy sister gives her brother two cents on his love life, or one where the family bonds together over their father's illness. Those books get me every time.
LE Wagensveld has a new book to share. BREAKING DOWN is now available for preorder and features the Stevenson Family, a downhome family who bicker and tease, who love and care... one who will do anything for a stranger.
BREAKING DOWN features Sawyer Stevenson who hasn't always been the best influence....but he's got a new plan. Best of all, there are more Stevenson Family stories coming!
Get your engine revving with this funny and heartwarming story of one woman’s happily ever after with a grease-stained knight.
Carmen Maclean is unmoored from her home and city when a long-term relationship turns violent. Determined to protect herself, Carmen heads to the small mountain town where her little brother lives, but her plans take a turn for the worse when car trouble leaves her stranded on the side of a lonely mountain highway.
Sawyer Stevenson is a divorced small town mechanic, scared to let himself fall in love again. Lately, he’s taken to burying his emotions in ways that border on scandalous. When he is tasked with fixing a Beetle better left to the junkyard, Sawyer is willing to accept the challenge. He didn’t count on meeting Carmen, or the feelings she would stir in him.
Carmen and Sawyer can’t get enough of each other, despite knowing it won’t be long before they have to say goodbye. Nothing matters to Sawyer but keeping Carmen safe when danger follows her to Willow Brook. For the first time in as long as either can remember they are looking forward instead of back, but what exactly does the future hold?
About the Author:
L. E. Wagensveld lives in a small town in British Columbia, Canada with her family and works as an Assistant Community Librarian. She loves coffee, is an inexperienced and less than graceful kickboxer, and committed bibliophile.
For as long as she can remember, L. E. has been a passionate wordsmith. From crafting poems about her pets as a child to the various piles of unfinished manuscripts that sit in her magic cloud, she has always found writing a necessity for her life.
Her Stevenson Family novels focus on friendship, family, and love in a small town. L. E is an unashamed romance lover, a passion she attributes to her late maternal grandmother, who was rarely without a Harlequin novel close at hand. With her novels, L. E. seeks to create an escape for her readers, a place to go when they need a smile, and some of those warm, fuzzy feelings.
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I'm the oldest of five girls. Growing up, I always had them to play with. We could be the best of friends or the worst enemies. There was even a time we would play Red Rover and would allow everyone but the littlest sister to come over.
When I get a chance read a story with sisters as heroines, I grab it right away. AMY'S HUNT by Catherine Peace features three sisters who have set out to find a way to survive in a world where they are hunted.
AMY'S HUNT is amazing. It features a strong heroine and a unique history for the set. Now available in ebook and print, you'll want to grab a copy for yourself! It's perfect for fans of Yasmine Galenorn.
When history repeats itself, it will take both of them to break the cycle…
When her two-year long search for her older sister hits a wall, Amy Ngata returns to the scene of the crime: the burned-out village of the Whakamanu, the tribe of swan shifters she belongs to. There, she finds her mother’s diary and within it, the location of her mother’s clan along with a story that chills her to the bone: a missing sister, a father who won’t help, and a generations-long feud that has claimed lives on both sides. Once she arrives in Windsor, Nova Scotia, she finds history repeating again.
Marrok Lapan has read enough books to know his twin brother, Alpha of the Windsor wolf pack, is turning into the villain of their story. It’s his duty to protect the Pack, even from a tyrannical leader. After the Alpha commands the abduction of a swan daughter, Rok realizes he has to act, but with the wolves either terrified of their Alpha or devoted to him, any challenge will only end one way: with Marrok dead.
When Rok and Amy meet, an attraction neither of them can deny forces them together. If Amy can save her cousin, she’ll have a true family to spend the Solstice with. If Marrok can’t stop his brother, he won’t have a family. With the Solstice looming and secrets on both sides coming to light, they'll have to trust each other to survive.
Damn it all. Another swan daughter. One who obviously had no idea she’d stepped into her enemy’s den.
“Hello there,” she said. A smile split her face and caused her violet eyes to twinkle. The heat of anger flared in Marrok’s blood, spread through his limbs. Not here. Not now. Not today. “I wondered if maybe you could help me.”
By that accent, she definitely wasn’t Nova Scotian, let alone Kaqtukaq. He forced himself calm; after all, he had a business to run. “I can try.” He hoped to sound brusque, but in his brain resounded a distinct lupine whine, MINE. That … was new.
Danger, Will Robinson, you fucking idiot.
“I’m working on a project concerning various swan myths and how they connect different cultures.” She approached with her hands behind her back, might’ve been carrying a weapon of some kind. Why else would she come in here if not to get revenge for another swan going missing? There was a disarming playfulness on her face, but something in her scent was off. Fear? But not of him. By the way she smelled, she’d been afraid for a long, long time. “Have anything that might discuss area mythos?”
“No,” he answered. Simple. Flat. Final. If his wolf had been able to bite him, it would have. MINE, it repeated in his head. MINE, MINE, MINE.
Some of the light left her eyes. “Oh, right. Thanks.” She turned to leave. Tucking her hair beneath her hat caused her shirt to ride up, revealing a swath of brown skin and the hint of another tattoo besides the one leading from her chin down beneath her shirt.
Since his brother had abducted a damned swan, Marrok felt an urge, a need, to help this one. Maybe right the balance or something, he didn’t know. When he said, “Wait,” he wanted to slap himself.
She stopped. Facing him, she continued fiddling with her hair. “What?”
“You didn’t let me finish.”
Her arms dropped to her sides. “You got your hand for that, cuz.”
About the Author:
Catherine Peace has been telling stories for as long as she could remember. She often blames two things for her forays into speculative fiction—Syfy (when it was SciFi) channel Sundays with her dad and The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells. She graduated in 2008 from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in English and is still chasing the dream of being super rich and famous, mostly so she can sit around in her PJs all day and write stories.
Catherine currently lives on a farm in South Carolina. E-I-E-I-O.
How do you feel about children in romances? Are they a great secondary character or should they be left out?
I'm pro kids. Frankly, I have lived being a divorced mother with two children and found love again with a man with two kids of his own. Brady Bunch moment!
Kids can be a much needed comic relief or present some honest advice during the story. They can serve as a villain trying to keep the couple apart or serve as a catalyst to bring the couple together.
After all, kids are a part of most of our lives. So why not romances?
Author Mindy McKinley's latest preorder has a cute young child in it. The child serves as an honest voice bringing the hero and heroine together.
TOUCHING DOWN releases on May 17th and will have you smiling as you read.
A chance neither expected.
A risk too great to chance.
Ready to make a new life for herself and her eight-year-old niece in their grandmother’s home, Callie Jones feels like things are falling into place. As a fiction editor and full-time parent to Sylvie, the new, safer neighborhood gives her a chance to breathe. At least until she meets her new neighbor—the enigmatic, serious, scorching hot Carter Chase. She sees right through his grumpy outer shell to the man who always seems to be there to help when they need it most. Single for longer than she’d like to admit, Carter tempts something deep inside her, but when Sylvie’s birth father returns to demand custody, the perfect life she’s trying so hard to build is threatened and her chance with Carter will have to wait.
Completely devoted to his job as CEO of his father’s charter jet and helicopter company SkyChase, Carter Chase has little time for anything else. He doesn’t mind—it’s his calling, plus a difficult college heartbreak assured he’d never take a chance on love again. But when his gorgeous new neighbor and her outgoing young niece start to turn his world upside down—he can’t remember why he never took time for himself. Ready to take a chance with Callie, everything falls apart with the return of Sylvie’s father. Can Carter convince Callie that he can be the man they both need?
A Wonderful Opposites Attract romance featuring a sassy preteen and adorable dog is just the book you need to curl up with. What’s better than a sexy man who knows what he wants? Fans of Melissa Foster and Tracey Brogan will love TOUCHING DOWN.
About the Author:
Mindy McKinley is a Contemporary Romance author, avid reader, and cellist.
She lives in the Midwest with her drummer husband and two adorable cats. In her life outside of writing, she is a music teacher, a small business owner, and a professional musician.
No matter where she is in her busy life, her mind is always on her writing. She finds inspiration in everyday moments and joy in putting words in just the right order.
If you're interested in learning more about Mindy's writing, visit her website at www.mindymckinley.com for information on current books, upcoming projects, and a blog.
I love my romances with a bit of danger. When someone might become kidnapped or when an ex is after the heroine, it amps up the tension in the story. I become excited to see how the hero keeps the heroine safe.
Elsa Winckler's latest release PROTECTING LINDSAY, features a steamy romance with just the right amount of danger. In PROTECTING LINDSAY, the heroine has a determined ex who travels from South Africa to the US, hoping to plead his case and change her mind. Luckily for our plucky heroine, there's a strong hero to keep her safe... if only she'd let him.
How does he protect his heart while protecting her?
Lindsay Wilson simply wants to concentrate on her shop where she sells her own mixtures of creams and essential oils. What she doesn’t want is the seriously sexy Blake Davidson hell-bent on protecting her from the abusive boyfriend who followed her to Montana all the way from South Africa. To add to her frustration, he makes her feel things she’s never felt before but she’s made a mistake in the past, can she trust her instincts this time?
Blake lost two people before because he couldn’t protect them, so what’s different this time with Lindsay? From the moment he’s laid eyes on her, all his instincts have been telling him to make sure nothing happens to her so he has no choice but to move into her place and keep her safe. But what about his own heart?
For the first time, she really looked at him. Oh, my. He’d grown a beard since she’d last seen him. She’d never liked beards, but on this tall, dark, and ridiculously attractive guy, it only added to his smoldering good looks.
Grinding her teeth to make sure her jaw wouldn’t drop, she turned away. “So, which essential oils are you interested in buying today?”
Here she was, a grown woman, just about salivating because a gorgeous man was in her shop. Maybe she should seriously begin to think about dating again. “There is an essential oil for just about every problem you may have. Suzie’s husband, for instance…” The minute the words left her mouth, Lindsay nearly groaned out loud. Normally, she kept clients’ issues completely confidential, but Suzie had already let that cat way out of the bag. Even so, why talk about Suzie’s bedroom problem, of all things, while she was talking to Blake?
“I don’t have problems in the bedroom.” His voice was as smooth as Tennessee whiskey.
Lindsay closed her eyes for a minute. He didn’t have to tell her that; one look at his broad shoulders, square jaw, and confident stride made it clear he was all man and… Oh, my goodness, the very last thing she should be thinking about was Blake and bedrooms.
“Okay, so maybe something for your beard?” Why didn’t she simply shut up? She motioned to one of the shelves. “I make a very nice oil with lavender, peppermint, lemon, and coconut oil. You should try it.”
“I don’t…” he began gruffly, before he swore softly and took out his wallet. “Okay, give me the damn oil.”
PROTECTING LINDSAY is now available in ebook and print. It's a standalone romance but also a part of a series featuring the sassy friends, Charlie, Lindsay and Brooke. You won't want to miss out on any of the shenanigans.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elsa has been reading love stories for as long as she can remember and when she ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James The Brontë sisters, etc. during her English Honours studies, she was hooked for life.
She married her college boyfriend and soul mate and after 46 years, 3 interesting and wonderful children and 4 beautiful grandchildren, they are now fortunate to live in the picturesque little seaside village of Betty's Bay, South Africa.
She likes the heroines in her stories to be beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong. And the heroes must be strong but possess a generous amount of sensitivity. They are of course, also gorgeous! Her stories typically incorporate the family background of the characters to better understand where they come from and who they are when we meet them in the story.
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