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The Book Bazaar / Coven at Callington, a Regency Fantasy Romance
« on: October 29, 2020, 08:30:00 am »
$0.99 sale for a limited time.

Get your copy now!

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I really liked this story. It made me laugh out loud and kept me entertained the whole time.
Christy, Amazon Reviewer

Think you know all about witches?

Then enter this new vision that unravels an untold truth about witch hunts and church guards.



This first book in the series combines a Regency Earl who's an agent of the Church, with a witch who's a coven protectress. Though they're on the same mission - to save a child - they view their world from opposite sides.

Add in a warlock uprising, a dose of pixies, brownies, and two quarreling fairy queens, and the stage is set for utter mayhem.


Coven at Callington: The Cauldron Effect, Book 1

In 1815, Thomas Drake Saint-Clair, Earl of Braden, a Guard of the Green Cross, is tasked by his archbishop to rescue a missing boy and return him to his warlock father. The order lands Braden in the middle of an unholy war between witches and warlocks and shoves him headlong past a sacred line he'd sworn never to cross.

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The Book Bazaar / "Pulled into a magical world she never knew existed..."
« on: September 21, 2020, 07:12:56 am »
SALE for a limited time - $0.99
Regularly priced $4.99

Basic Info:
Genre: Regency Fantasy Romance
Heat Level: Clean & Wholesome

Author Questionnaire:
Cat? Yes
Dragon? Yes
Humor? See above 2 answers
Romance? Yes
Religion? (shrugs shoulder and rolls eyes)
Demon? Oh, yes
Happy Ending? Please! What else is worth writing?

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Oh, my! This book starts with a bang for the heroine, Mary. Not only is she threatened by a warlock—and she had no idea of the existence of this magical world that exists on the fringes of everyday society—but she soon finds out that her brother is deeply involved with this world...
Jamie Bee, Amazon Reviewer


Warlock from Wales: The Cauldron Effect, Book 2, a Regency fantasy romance


A historian in search of truth. A warlock charged to stop her.

In 1816, eighteen-year-old historian MARY BRYGHT is accosted by a terrifying magical villain who threatens to destroy her brother if he doesn't reject his latest royal commission. Rushing home, she discovers that not only is she too late to stop her brother, but he's left a letter begging her to assist him by recording the details of a three-centuries-old stunning secret event.

At his father's death, HUGH RENFREW PRICE is yanked from his warlock apprenticeship by the Warlock Council and ordered to take up his father's mantle as Earl of Flint. If attending boring House of Lords sessions to spy on human politicians wasn't a bad enough chore, the Prince Regent then instructs Hugh to safeguard a human female on a mission the Warlock Council insists Hugh must sabotage. However, when he meets his delightful charge, Hugh decides that life may not be so terrible after all.

Just as Hugh starts to enjoy his latest assignment, another warlock, partnered with a voracious water demon, steals Mary from under Hugh's nose. Recovering her becomes his greatest challenge, while Mary learns that not all Warlocks are created equal. Yet, how can she trust Hugh after she learns he's out to stop her mission? Finding love in this mire of intrigue will take more than magic. It might just require some unique human ingenuity.

If you enjoy stories where humans match wits against supernatural might, you'll love this magical chase across a Regency-English Countryside to preserve the integrity of history.   

Other books in The Cauldron Effect series:
Coven at Callington: The Cauldron Effect, Book 1, a Regency fantasy romance
Love Spell in London: The Cauldron Effect, Book 3, a Regency fantasy romance

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The Book Bazaar / Love Spell in London, a fantasy Regency romance
« on: March 30, 2020, 09:00:28 am »
Pre-order Sale Price = $0.99 (Sale ends April 7, 2020) / Regular price = $4.99

Release Date:
March 31, 2019


    Love Spell in London: The Cauldron Effect, Book 3

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Warlocks and witches live amongst the humans in this Historical Romance and the magic and surprises just keep coming.
Cheryl Brown, Goodreads Reviewer

In 1816, having stolen a lovesick warlock's last two hellhounds, Grace Elizabeth Adair, a healing witch, has been lying low in Callington for months, half fearing, half hoping their passionate master will show up to claim his hounds and perhaps notice her. The day he arrives, not only does she catch his eye, but also that of his fiendish dark fae mother.

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On sale for a limited time - 99cents

Sleeping Beauty inspired.

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The idea of shape shifters who shift into other humans rather than animals was a fun change to the usual shifter books I have read.
C.J. Anaya - Author of My Fair Assassin, Amazon Reviewer

     A Devilish Slumber (The Rue Alliance Book 1)

Beauty awoke, and then the trouble began...

After the death of her family, and abandonment by the man she loves, Rose withdraws from life. Mired in grief, she avoids her societal connections and discharges her servants.

Then Mrs. Helen Beaumont befriends her, and Rose starts to come back to life...and then Helen is murdered.

This time, Rose refuses to take this latest assault lying down. Vowing to avenge her friend, she magically disguises herself as a man and goes in search of the killer.

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Sometimes trying to solve a murder can uncover more than was ever thought possible.
James Haydon, Amazon Reviewer

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The Book Bazaar / New Release: Rogue Skies, an SF&F boxed set
« on: July 14, 2019, 02:02:01 pm »
Only $0.99 for a limited time!

Rogue Skies: A Limited Edition Science Fiction & Fantasy Collection

is a fantastic new fantasy and science fiction boxed set.



The skies have gone rogue. Space can't be tamed. And magic is a law unto itself.

Transport yourself to new worlds where dark magic clashes with witty witches, diabolic demons, feisty fae, and sexy shifters. Or travel through time and space with cosmic spies, space thieves, and telepathic pirates. Add in a dash of Victorian heroes and inhuman soldiers, and you have a one-of-a-kind science fiction and fantasy collection of intoxicating proportions.

Fans of Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Anne McCaffrey, John Scalzi or Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Tamora Pierce, Lois Lowry, and Maria V. Snyder will find themselves transported to weird realms and epic otherworlds in this reality-optional boxset.

Rogues and Rebels, Magic and Mayhem, Futures and Fantasy—there's no limit to the excitement that awaits when you turn the pages of this collection of spellbinding adventures from some of today's best-selling Science Fiction and Fantasy authors.

1-click ROGUE SKIES today!

With stories by...
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Missy De Graff
Bella Andrews
Ashlee Nicole Bye
Emma Jane Holloway     
Candace Sams
Melinda Kucsera
Jennifer Ellision
Mirren Hogan
USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Jenkins
Brantwijn Serrah
USA Today bestselling author Shereen Vedam     
C.L. Cannon
S.A. McClure
Karen M. Bryson & Candace Segar
Rae Hendricks & Lianne Willowmoon
Lee French
Tamsin Baker
Joynell Schultz
Tracy Korn
Shannon Pemrick
Suzanne Hagelin
Nadine Travers
Cecilia Dominic
Bill Hargenrader
Jason J. Nugent
     

Pre-order Rogue Skies: A Limited Edition Science Fiction & Fantasy Collection today and receive a FREE gift.


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The Book Bazaar / New Release: Warlock from Wales (fantasy Regency romance)
« on: February 22, 2019, 10:29:03 am »
Pre-order Sale price = $0.99 / Regular price = $3.99

Release Date: May 21, 2019

Genre: fantasy Regency romance

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I love Vedam's quirky nature and seamless blending of reality and fantasy.
by Andrea Stoeckel, Goodreads Reviewer

Warlock from Wales: The Cauldron Effect, Book 2


A historian in search of truth. A warlock charged to stop her.

In the year of our Lord 1816, eighteen-year-old historian MARY BRYGHT is accosted by a terrifying magical villain who threatens to destroy her brother if he doesn't reject his latest royal commission. Rushing home, she discovers that not only is she too late to stop her brother, but he's left a letter begging her to assist him by recording the details of a three-centuries-old stunning secret event.

At his father's death, HUGH RENFREW PRICE is yanked from his warlock apprenticeship by the Warlock Council and ordered to take up his father's mantle as Earl of Flint. If attending boring House of Lords sessions to spy on human politicians wasn't a bad enough chore, the Prince Regent then instructs Hugh to safeguard a human female on a mission the Warlock Council insists Hugh must sabotage. However, when he meets his delightful charge, Hugh decides that life may not be so terrible after all.

Just as Hugh starts to enjoy his latest assignment, another warlock, partnered with a voracious water demon, steals Mary from under Hugh's nose. Recovering her becomes his greatest challenge, while Mary learns that not all Warlocks are created equal. Yet, how can she trust Hugh after she learns he's out to stop her mission? Finding love in this mire of intrigue will take more than magic. It might just require some unique human ingenuity.

If you enjoy stories where humans match wits against supernatural might, you'll love this magical chase across a Regency-English Countryside to preserve the integrity of history.   


Book 1 in The Cauldron Effect series:
Coven at Callington: The Cauldron Effect, Book 1

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The Book Bazaar / Wings of the Wicked
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:37:39 am »
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Cost: $0.99 US Limited time only.
Release Date: 8 Jan 2019

You'll obsess over these 25 sinful tales. Soar to your greatest temptation on the Wings of The Wicked. Pre-order now!

Wings of the Wicked: A Limited Edition Urban Fantasy Collection

Wickedly Dangerous and Sinfully Seductive.

Indulge in 25 breathtaking adventures of dangerous worlds where the lines blur between saints and sinners.

Come meet the creatures that fuel your every lust filled nightmare, where angels are not always encased in a light of righteousness and demons are not always dealing in all manner of debauchery. Where you might just end up rooting for the bad guy…

If you like demonic games, angelic interventions, and thrilling temptations, you'll love this urban fantasy and paranormal romance collection of twisted proportions in Wings of the Wicked.
 


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The Book Bazaar / FREE: Sage It Out, a psychic mystery romance
« on: November 25, 2018, 08:22:24 am »
FREE ($0.00) until Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Regularly priced $2.99.

Pick it up now!

     Do you like funny heroines? Then you'll love Harrington Bay, where not 1 but 2 unstoppable heroines are loose in this unsuspecting town.


REVIEWs of Sage It Out: a psychic mystery romance

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A fast-paced cozy mystery with humour, a psychic, a cat on a leash, hunky men and a HEA. What more could you ask for.
Lorelei Moir, GoodReads Review


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Adorable book about Rose and Sage. They're best friends forever. Just keeps you involved until the end and leaves you wanting more.
Jackie, GoodReads Review


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It is a love story and a story of opening up, friendship, mother-child relationships and all the good things in life. It's a story about losing and winning trust and believing in happily ever afters.
Svetlana Tishchenkoon, Amazon Review



NOTE:
Sage It Out is a prequel to Missing You, which is in the boxed set Death and Damages: A Limited Edition Mystery and Thriller Boxed Sets:


If you love cozy mysteries and breath-taking thrillers, this multi-book mystery/thriller boxed set is only $0.99 for a limited time.
A steal of a deal.
Worth picking up, too.
Releases Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
Danger lurks around every corner as these courageous cops, adventurous agents, and daring detectives hunt for the answers to stop the crimes by vicious killers.

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Cost: On Sale for US $2.99 until Sept. 8, 2018 (regularly US $4.99), Available FREE on KU as of Sept. 4, 2018
Genre: Fantasy Regency romance (alternate-history)
Length: 355 pages
Steam Level: Clean book
Perfect Audience: Fans of the Georgian/Regency era (think Jane Austen) who also love fairy stories, romance, adventure, and the occasional talking broomstick.

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A magical delight!
by Ashley, Amazon Reviewer

Nominated in Terry Pratchett's Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now contest.

     

A kidnapped child. A witch on the warpath. A church guard in crisis.

In the year of our Lord 1815, Thomas Drake Saint-Clair, Earl of Braden, a Guard of the Green Cross, is tasked by his archbishop to rescue a missing boy and return him to his warlock father. The order lands Braden in the middle of an unholy war between witches and warlocks and shoves him headlong past a sacred line he'd sworn never to cross.

Newly confirmed Coven Protectress, Merryn Pendraven, rushes to rescue a witch's son. She's convinced the same evil warlock who was responsible for her younger brother's death is behind this kidnapping, too. She has no intention of letting this vile villain get away with the same crime, twice.

When Merryn discovers Braden is also on the case, she's tempted to join forces. Yet, how can she truly trust him when her aunt has warned that Braden's second secret charge is to destroy their coven? Finding love in this cauldron of trouble might prove to be Merryn's deadliest mission and Braden's complete undoing.

If you liked A Discovery of Witches or Dr. Strange and Mr. Norrell, you'll love Coven at Callington, an anime-inspired witchy tale that will whisk you away on a rip-roaring Regency ride.

Share the news with your friends and family who might enjoy this book.



RELEASE DAY:

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


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NEW RELEASE Alert!
$0.99 until April 15th

Hushed, Tales of Ryca, Book 2

Don't say a word!

In one day, young TAMARA goes from being the king's favorite, his first born and much-loved thirteen-year-old daughter, to having her father brutally murdered. Then she's trapped by a time spell where no one hears her screams. Once she'd finally freed, she's determined to stay that way. So, when she turns eighteen and her mother attempts to marry her off for "her own good," Tamara is having none of it.

However, is going on a quest across realms to find her lost nephew the best plan? She'll meets marauding giants and wily talking lizards. She'll have to face spirits who should know better than to leave their graves and resurrect memories best left buried. Most important of all, she'll have to come to terms with her greatest weakness, or strength, depending on her point of view. All the while, in the stillness a danger lurks that could destroy the rest of her family, and perhaps even her entire world.

For once, will Tamara be up to the task of being the one to save the day?

$2.99 / Free on KU
Hidden: Tales of Ryca, Book 1

Come out, come out, wherever you are...

A fugitive from an evil sorcerer, GILLY hides among shadows, tortured by memories of the family she lost. Her twisted leg is both a hindrance and a reminder of her tragic past. For twenty-three years, she disguises herself as an eccentric goat herder and lives alone at the edge of an idyllic village. Who would notice her here?

From a distance, she keeps a maternal eye on her only remaining sister, ANNA. But in a moment of crisis, her fantasy of safety is shattered. Her use of magic lifts the veil and now she and Anna must flee again. The evil sorcerer, and the malevolent King he serves, are on their scent.

A perilous journey across unknown terrain with family, friends and strangers, leads Gilly and Anna back to the beginning. To discover hidden secrets, earn forgiveness for past discretions and perhaps even find enduring love. If they manage to stay alive long enough.

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An epic fantasy romance, Hidden: Tales of Ryca, Book 1 is on SALE for only $0.99 while on pre-order (regularly priced at $3.99). So order now!

Release date is October 10, 2017.

Hidden: Tales of Ryca, Book 1

Come out, come out, wherever you are...

Gilly's magical mother taught her talented children to run. To hide. To disappear from sight. It was the only way to stay out of the cross hairs of the King's Horsemen, after his royal majesty banned all practice of magic on Ryca.

The day her mother, brother and sister are murdered by the King's Horsemen, the lesson becomes ingrained into Gilly's ten-year-old soul. She has one duty left. Keep her last remaining family safe - her baby sister Anna. At all costs.

For twenty years, she succeeds brilliantly. Then one day, the unthinkable happens. The horsemen track Gilly to a remote pastoral village where she has hidden her sister. Now she's on the run again and fleeing straight to the king's own city.

Gilly winning brilliantly this time will require both sisters to work together, embrace their shared destiny and face their greatest fears. But can these two extraordinary women defeat a wily sorcerer who not only controls the king and his ruthless horsemen, but wields a secret weapon that can destroy them, all those whom they love, and maybe even their world?

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The Book Bazaar / New Release: Sage It Out
« on: June 04, 2017, 09:23:19 am »
Introductory Sale Price of $0.99 while on pre-order.

Genre: psychic mystery romance

Police line, do not cross.

Rose Devlin is a fun friend with a good heart. Sage Tanton is her BFF with a psychic sense for trouble.

Protective of her family and friends, Rose is confident she can handle any situation without Sage's supernatural intervention. But then the unthinkable happens. Rose's action triggers one of Sage's visions about a child in danger. And once again, her life is turned upside down.

Getting the police involved throws Rose an unexpected romantic curveball. So, she does what she does best - jumps in feet first and finds herself out of the proverbial herbal teapot and into the flames.

Liar, liar, pants on fire, Detective Nathan Bryant knows that gorgeous woman he just met is not only deceitful but could be entirely insane. Now he can’t stop lusting after her. Can a determined police detective help Rose achieve her long sought-after redemption or will they both retreat behind their yellow tape and lose out on love? Trust is a gift either has yet to give.

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The Book Bazaar / A Breath of Paranormal - YA/NA $0.99 Boxed Set
« on: July 16, 2016, 11:02:09 am »
10 Books, by 10 Authors for only $0.99
Young Adult and New Adult paranormal romances

A Breath of Paranormal
From sweet young adult to darker new adult, there's something for everyone in these tales of shapeshifters, witches, elementals, time travel and psychics. Penned by ten award-winning and best-selling authors, this extraordinary boxset will leave you breathless!

Contributing Authors:
  • Amy Manemann
  • Jennifer Loiske
  • Victoria Pinder
  • E.A. Weston
  • S.D. Wasley
  • Brenda Pandos
  • Sharon Coady
  • Shereen Vedam
  • Marie Godley
  • Teresa Roman



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The Book Bazaar / A Perfect Curse, The Rue Alliance, Bk 3
« on: July 18, 2015, 09:29:19 am »
NEW RELEASE!

A Perfect Curse, The Rue Alliance, Book 3
A Regency paranormal romance novel
$2.99 / 228 pages / 85,000 words / sensuous / clean romance

Inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

WHO NEEDS A PRINCE, WHEN YOU'VE GOT A HUNTSMAN?
Nevara Wood is desperate to change her life. Plagued by shifting sight, which skews her normal vision and shows her disturbing visions, she's always felt odd and unlovable. And she greatly wants to be loved-especially by Mark Dimas Alvaro, the man she has hero-worshiped since the day he saved her life. Her only chance at happiness lies in breaking the curse that afflicts her-and all clues to the source of her torment point to a town in Southern Spain. Unfortunately, her every attempt to travel to that war-ravaged continent is impeded by the very man whose love she wants to win . . .

Mark Dimas Alvaro is the last in a line of wizards charged by his ancestor, a magical huntsman, to secretly protect Nevara's family. But Mark chafes at his role because it has cost him everyone he loves, most recently his beloved brother. He is certain that if Nevara would simply stay in England and not create any unnecessary magical waves, they could both survive for another generation. Instead, his stubborn charge's persistent investigation into her past lands Nevara in imminent danger. Mark instantly prepares to wage a magical war to protect the woman he has sworn to protect . . . and has come to deeply love.

But Nevara's innocent probing has awoken an ancient evil that has held a grudge against her charmed family for three centuries. And it will do everything in its power to ensure that this princess never gets to live happily ever after . . .



INFO threads on KBoard's The Book Bazaar for:
A Devilish Slumber, The Rue Alliance, Book 1
A Scorching Dilemma, The Rue Alliance, Book 2

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The Book Bazaar / A Scorching Dilemma, The Rue Alliance, Bk 2
« on: April 04, 2015, 11:23:53 am »
A Scorching Dilemma, The Rue Alliance, Book 2 is scheduled for release on Kindle at the END of April 2015. I'll add the full cover link on this thread once the book's available on Amazon.
  • In the meantime, you can check out the new cover, take a sneak peek at the synopsis, and, if you wish, add it as TO READ on GoodReads


INFO thread on KBoard's The Book Bazaar for:
A Devilish Slumber, The Rue Alliance, Book 1

A Perfect Curse, The Rue Alliance, Book 3 (the last in this series) is set for release END of June 2015

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The Book Bazaar / NEW RELEASE: A Devilish Slumber (Regency Mystery Romance)
« on: February 21, 2015, 10:56:06 am »
A Devilish Slumber
Rue Alliance, Book One
Inspired by the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty

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Fast paced and intricately plotted, A Devilish Slumber spins a tale of lost love, cold-blooded murder, and heartless betrayal. A page turner!
by Award winning author, Gail Whitiker


Synopsis
Since dealing with the death of her sister and her abandonment by Sir Phillip Jones, the man who professed to love her, Lady Roselyn Ravenstock has lived as if sleepwalking. Mired in grief, she sequestered herself in her home, avoiding all callers. Then she meets Mrs. Helen Beaumont, and Rose starts to come to life . . . until Helen is murdered. But this time, Rose isn't going back to sleep. Vowing to avenge her friend, Rose dons a costume and goes out into the night looking for a killer.

Sir Phillip, the Regent's favored spy, returns from war determined to win back the woman he was forced to leave three years ago. But when he witnesses Rose covered in blood, racing from a brutal scene while gripping the murder weapon, he goes on a desperate mission to unravel what he hopes is a case of mistaken identity.

The investigation leads Rose into a world of enchantment, where people can re-shape their features, fires are begun with a snap of fingers and objects move of their own accord. But the real magic is the blazing attraction that is re-awakened between her and Phillip.

Will Rose ever get her happily-ever-after? Possibly. But first, she'll have to convince Phillip of her innocence-before the killer strikes again. . . .

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ONE WINTER'S NIGHT: A Regency Yuletide 2

Sale on until Nov. 28, 2014 - $2.99 on Kindle - 324 pages

1st 5 STAR Review on Amazon
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I've always enjoyed well-written regency romances . . . To me, this was a great collection because instead of the oft-used "innocent girl meets reformed rake" the heroes and heroines break the mold and show experiences and personalities that make them unique.
E. VanZwoll

YULE BE MINE by Jo Ann Ferguson
Priscilla Flanders Hathaway and her new husband Neville are intending to spend Christmas together at their country estate with family—until a group of friends alight on their doorstep. The more the merrier . . . until they discover that one of their guests is about to commit murder . . .

NO ROOM AT THE INN by Karen Frisch
All the widow Rosemary Boughman wants for Christmas is to spend a joyous holiday with her young son in the small inn she’s inherited. And if business picked up—or even started—that would be even better. What she gets, however, is a visit from her late husband’s commanding officer . . . intent on keeping a promise.

IN THE SEASON OF LIGHT AND LOVE by Sharon Sobel
When her sister and brother-in-law are lost at sea, Miss Violet Makepeace vows to do anything she can to give her young niece and nephews a Christmas to remember. Unfortunately, she hadn’t anticipated having to share them—and the holidays—with the rakish, absolutely irresistible James Hanford, Earl of Greenlough.

A SEASON FOR GIVING by Shereen Vedam
After one unsuccessful season, Miss Honoria Gilbert knows just what she wants in a husband. And she’s finally found him. But Christopher de Wynter isn’t your typical English gentleman. He’s living a double life, doing undercover work for the crown, and has no intention of letting anyone get too close. But then again, he’s never been up against the power of a young lady’s Christmas wish . . .

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The Book Bazaar / 4 books (romances) + Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
« on: June 29, 2014, 06:53:59 pm »
June Giveaway

4 Kindle Short Story romances + Amazon gift card ($6.00) Giveaway. . . ends in 17 hours (June 30th)
  • 1 Historical Romance
  • 3 Fantasy Romances
Chance to win the complete The Wild Rose Press books set


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EXCITING NEWS ABOUT A NEW SERIES!!!

This is a head's up about four (yes, you heard correctly, 4!) upcoming full-length novels, all inspired by beloved fairy tales and set in the Regency era, that will soon be released by ImaJinn Books (my publisher).

The first one out of the gate - A Beastly Scandal - (if you guessed this one was inspired by the heartwarming Beauty and the Beast tale, you guessed correctly), will be available on Kindle starting in late March 2013. (mark your calendars)

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"A Treat to enjoy." - Jo Beverley





A BELLE OF THE BALL…
Lady Annabelle Marchant was a belle of the ball in London until she used her psychical senses to save a man's life.  She failed miserably, leaving him dead and her disgraced.  All she wants now is a chance to comfort his widow by cleansing the woman's home of her husband's restless spirit.  But the widow's son, the beastly Lord of the Manor, accuses her of coming to the wilds of Cheshire to snag him as a husband.  Thoroughly disgusted, she is bent on proving him wrong.

…BECOMES PERSONA NON-GRATA…
Lord Rufus Marlesbury, the Earl of Terrance, is suspected of murdering his father.  He has come home to clear his name by finding the real killer before the new year or the king has promised that Rufus will be called in front of the House of Lords to answer for the crime.  He does not have time to waste fending off a marriage-minded miss who has inveigled an invitation to his home by playing on his grief-stricken mother's worst fears.

…WHEN A MURDERER IS ON THE RAMPAGE
With an unruly manor ghost terrorizing the occupants and corpses piling up in the village, Belle must find a way to see the man beneath the beast and Rufus must learn to believe in the love of a woman who has no reason to trust him.  Only by working together can they stop a vengeful ghost before it torments the guests or before the killer strikes again.

View the Book Trailer:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFVC4czHOw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFVC4czHOw</a>


If you would like to know more information about this new series:
  • what fairy tales inspired the other 3 books?
  • when are they likely to be released?
  • will characters in these stories be related to each other?
  • any paranormal elements?
  • is it safe for my daughter to read these?
  • will there be talking mice?
  • giveaways?
  • etc.

...I'm happy to answer. 

Ask away.

/Shereen

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The Book Bazaar / Regency Romance - ($0.99) / To Capture Love
« on: July 02, 2012, 01:46:57 pm »
If you like a heroine in hiding tale, you might love this one.  Unlike my other works, there are no paranormal elements here.  This is Jane Austen type, traditional regency.

Blurb:
In 1813, a timid sculptor wants to complete the commission to sculpt a replica of a soldier slain in the Peninsular war for a museum exhibition, but the man's grieving brother gives her a severe set down, not realizing he's speaking to the very artist he's engaged to create a loving monument he hopes will help him heal from the emotional pain of losing his brother.

Excerpt:
"You're right, sir. Best, if his lordship never finds out that I'm not the 'man' he thinks he has employed."

"Exactly, Miss Black," the curator said. His frightened gaze grew thoughtful. "Perhaps we can find another artist and convince him to pretend to be P. Black?"

Pauline shook her head. "If you do, the earl will not be as satisfied with the statue. I recall you saying he particularly liked my style of carving."

The curator spread his arms wide. "Oh, it's hopeless. He will pauper me as just punishment. I shall not have sixpence to scratch with by the end of the Season."

"Calm yourself, sir, for I've an idea." If the curator had known her as well as her family, this statement would have sent him immediately into doldrums. However, to her favor, the poor man had no such knowledge of Pauline's mad schemes. "We shall simply tell his lordship that the artist is a recluse." She shrugged. "He already believes this and we shall convince him that not even to meet the man who intends to pay the vast sum his lordship has proposed, would she, or 'he' be willing to come out of hiding."

The first sign of hope flashed across the curator's face. "Could this work?"

"Why should it not?" Pauline asked. "I've already displeased him once by missing our appointment. Yet, he still wants me to do the work. There is only one problem I see. To do a credible job of the earl's brother, I shall need to view a depiction of him. And hear stories of his character, his likes and dislikes. I must know him as well as the earl. Yet, how can I?"

"I've a portrait of the gentleman." The curator ran to fetch it.

Pauline waited with a racing pulse, anticipation and fear warring within her. Could she do this? Would she get caught? And what would the earl do if he found out he'd been tricked?


/Shereen

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...that made you endlessly crave a woman you've never met?  Who turns out to be a witch?  And not the drop-dead gorgeous siren that your fevered dreams led you to believe?

Welcome to The Misspelled Charm - a fantasy romance short story.

Blurb:
The battle against magic is easily won, but not even magic can truly control love...

To Kord, witches are a necessary evil. They cast charms for good weather and crops, but otherwise they're best avoided. But when Kord succumbs to a love spell and starts yearning for a woman he's never met, he refuses to let magic control his destiny. He tracks down the witch responsible—only to discover she is the irresistible woman of his dreams.

Like her mother and grandmother before her, Charmaine casts charms for a living. As a witch, she spends her life helping others, not being helped. So when her spells begin misfiring, she has nowhere to turn. Until a handsome farmer arrives demanding she break a love spell, and Charmaine realizes he holds the key to her misspells. But what if solving his problem comes at the cost of her heart's desire?

Excerpt
Despite his resolve to rein in his spell-induced, over-inflamed emotions, he couldn't resist making a sketch of the woman his heart insisted it adored. During his journey south to Ponce, like a lovesick fool, he had stopped to ask people, Do you know her?

Every answer had been, No.

Until he reached Ponce. Here, recognition was instantaneous. Clear directions led him straight to this shop across the street. The charmist’s shop he had been aiming for anyway. For the witch he sought, and the woman who tormented his dreams, were one and the same.

There was worse news.

Where the youthful lover of his dreams had silky blond hair that flowed lustrous and free, the woman across the street tethered her limp, straw-colored strands into a sad, demure plait. Where he repeatedly dreamed of luscious curves overflowing his eager embrace, any attempt to caress the real version would be assaulted by sharp, bony edges at every bend. And while confident, coquettish, enticing green eyes had lured him into nights of staggering passion, in the bright glare of day, those same soulful eyes now stared with a haunted, uneasy gaze he neither recognized nor cared for.

The only logical conclusion was that the witch must have inflated her charms to make herself seem attractive, appealing, alluring.

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- Shereen

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Introductions & Welcomes / Hi, from Canada
« on: May 19, 2012, 11:18:31 am »
Wow, what a busy place.  Glad I found it.

I'm not a kindle user, yet, but hope to be one of these days.

I'm an author of a few short stories (available now on Kindle) and novels (coming starting next year).  Will post more on this at The Book Bazaar.

I'm looking forward to getting to know people in this lively community and hope to make a few new friends.

I didn't bring cake either but reading that on the other post did make me hungry.  :-\


-Shereen

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