Heroes Fighting for a Cause a Romance Anthology I may be a romance author, but sometimes the real world invades my romantic bubble and like all of us, I can’t help being heartsick about the Ukrainian refugees. When I woke up in the middle of the night three days ago full of angst, I knew I had to do something, couldn’t stand by and do nothing for another minute. So I called on my author friends and we did what authors do. We put together this romance anthology. ALL proceeds w
What Do I mean? Music—the right music—enhances the emotional experience. Because let’s face it, what’s evokes emotion more quickly than a love song. Romance stories do a pretty good job although they make take a little while to sink their emotional teeth into you, to grab you and shake you up. So I think listening to a love song that shares the same theme as the story I’m writing is a heck of a way to warm me up, to get me into the world and make me feel like I’m there. In
Notorious Man on Campus New Release TikTok Video Contest Create a TikTok Video to Win! What do I need to do, you ask? Create a TikTok video answering this question: Why do you want to read Notorious Man on Campus?
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The extreme bad boy trope has not only spawned the high school/college bully romance niche, but has expanded into other dark romance sub-niches such as the mafia romance and the motor cycle club romance (MC romance). Why all this popularity with evil heroes, from high school and college bullies to professional criminals? On the surface, these horrible men hardly seem appropriate heroes for a happy-ever-after romance. The cruel bully seems antithetical to everything a romantic
Dear Santa: A Christmas Wish A Holiday Romance Anthology Presented by Authors’ Billboard The Authors’ Billboard’s 2020 fabulous Christmas Box Collection, DEAR SANTA, is filled with 18 brand new stories about characters who have special wishes to ask the big guy during this season. Check out the Book Trailer Below! Most of us have had experiences when something we’ve desperately wanted is so close that Santa seems the perfect person to ask for the miracle. When one believes,
Grown Enough for Love by Chelsea Falin Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance About the Book Savannah is a rich girl who comes from a troubled, loveless family. To make her childhood bearable, she was always tagging along with her older brother, Jay, and his best friend, Gabriel. After getting out of town for four long years while attending an out-of-state college, Savannah is back and the old schoolgirl crush on Gabriel she thought had dampened flames right back to life. Gabr
I’m particularly delighted to spotlight this new release by a talented author and very dear friend, Mimi Barbour. She’s poured her heart and soul into this book and created an entertaining and unforgettable story. Special Agent Murphy
Undercover FBI Book 8
by Mimi Barbour
Genre: Romantic Suspense It’s Christmas in Washington, but not for one heartsick family.Agent Shane Murphy has a hard time believing his life could get so crazy. Because of a choice – one he’d make again
New Release by Stephanie Queen Blurb: Superstar NFL quarterback Gabriel Wyatt loves football more than anything. Until he falls for that woman he let go back in college–his girlfriend’s best friend. My girlfriend hates football and hates Boston even more. She moved to Atlanta and is staying there, expecting me to change teams. But that’s only half the problem. Her best friend just moved to Boston and i’m supposed to show her around while she keeps an eye on me. Mia. That girl
Give yourself a treat for Christmas: Shorts! The Authors’ Billboard has a special holiday treat for you this year! Brand spanking new short stories – from the naughty & the nice list – to add fun to your season & keep your spirits high.
18 of our masters of romance have contributed to this incredible deal for your entertainment. Eat goodies, drink hot toddies, read, enjoy, make wishes and… dream. Stories and Authors of Christmas Shorts: Christmas Runaway: Mimi Barbour, New Y
If you love sizzling sports romance, you’ll love PLAYING UNTIL THE END. Here’s the blurb: Superstar quarterback Trent Lockheed teams up with desperately ambitious research doctor, Charline Morneau. She’s running a financially struggling drug trial.
She sees him as her ticket to fund the research that could heal her crippled mother.
He sees her drug trial as his ticket to hang onto his career with the extra healing power of her miracle serum. To get what they want, they will
With larger than life characters, Trent Lockheed as the dreamy superstar quarterback who excels in bachelorhood as much as in football, and Charline Morneau, a gorgeous doctor, who’s devoted her life to medical research, highly respected in her field, the story took on its own life. Now, even before it’s finished, it’s over 100,000 words long–that’s twice as long as my usual novels. A good long, super juicy emotional roller coaster of a read. This is book 2 in the Playing spo
Reader who’s just dying to write a review! I feel you. I really do. When I finish reading a good book and I’m full of enthusiasm and the need to share, I want to do the right thing. I want to write a smashing review. But when I start to write it, something happens. I realize that writing a review is work. And I don’t have time or I’m worried it won’t be good or maybe I don’t even know where to post it. I fumble around looking at other people’s reviews and they’re all so diffe
October 5-8 Curl up in a comfy chair, grab your favorite beverage, and prepare to play our scavenger hunt. You could be the lucky winner of our $90 gourmet gift basket grand prize or win an Amazon gift card! With 26 authors participating—many hosting individual giveaways of their own—we’ve got plenty of fun surprises and treats. It’s super easy and fun to play. Click the link and join the hunt! Authors Participating in the Hunt Alex Gordon • Allison Temple • Amanda Uhl • Anne
Hollywood is not in danger of me taking it by storm, but I did have fun creating this book trailer for my latest installment in the Beachcomber Investigations series, Beachcomber Danger. The dramatic opening, the music and the credits at the end are all part of iMovie’s “Hollywood” treatment. Hint: The book is better than the movie! Let me know what you think of the trailer. (Myren, my chauffeur, has of course weighed in. He thinks I’m hopeless and have nerve even referencing
According to a BlueZones.com article, “A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry associated activities like reading books… with a lower risk of dementia in older adults.” In fact, if you’re reading this post right now, you’re probably adding seconds, if not minutes to your brain’s life. Now you may think I’m biased, being a writer of books and all, but JAMA Psychiatry is real. I had nothing to do with that study, honest to goodness pinky swear. The study was in China for Pe
DISCLAIMER: This is not my actual weight. If it was, we wouldn’t be here talking about dieting, would we? Checking in on Day 11 of my darling diet. If you recall from last week, I promised a Weigh-In on my magic scale of dreams on my official professionally rated scale. After drinking shakes with collagen protein, eating grapefruits and restricting all eating to a seven hour period–these are just a few of the many horrors treats I’ve experienced in the last 10 days of dieting
Here’s the tab: The trouble with being stupid-in-love is that it makes you stupid. And you have your whole world to lose… Dane Blaise was once a special ops legend, so he’d been in danger before.
But not like this. This time it counted for all the marbles. Shana was not going to let Dane take on this assignment without her, though she knew he wanted to. The stakes were off-the-charts high. This was about saving the President. And there was no way she would let him shield her
As a special treat, Quinn and Avery have agreed to do a character interview for you today! Yes, it took some doing, considering it’s Valentine Day, but I managed to get them to answer a few questions for me. So, without further ado, here are the hero and heroine of Maximum Risk, Quinn Wolff and Avery Marks! How did you first meet your writer? Quinn: When she decided to pull me on a rescue mission in the Middle East. Avery: I was the rescue mission. Did you ever think that yo
Even Sylvia Plath loves a good book. EVERYONE loves a great read. I always crave a great romance read. But how do you find them? Especially if you’re like me, and you read a lot AND you want the best possible stories. Good books are hard to find. [CAVEAT: Everyone gets to define what constitutes a GOOD book for themselves. Even Myren, my chauffeur.] What to do? There are millions and millions of fiction books out there. Last count on Amazon was over 1 million romances books a
The seven authors include Mimi Barbour, Patricia Rosemoor, Joan Reeves, Tamara Ferguson, Alicia Street, Ev Bishop and yours truly, Stephanie Queen. The stories range from sweet to spicy with settings all over the map. The one thread they have in common is that each story is about a particularly memorable romantic Christmas. This set of seven stories is available now at Amazon. A Movie! To really help you get into the spirit of the holidays, how about a video with Christmas mu