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Featured today is author JOANNE DANNON!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Joanne!

Joanne Dannon, an Australian author, writes to give her readers the experience she loves to savor–indulging in a sigh-worthy-happily-ever- after, being swept away from the everyday by diving into a delicious romance novel.

Joanne is a happily married mother of two heroes-in-training who loves spending time with friends and family. She can be found on Facebook and her website www.joannedannon.com chatting about reading, writing, cooking, vintage-inspired dresses and all things romantic.

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My favorite color is … blue.

My favorite place to read is … bed.

My favorite snack is … chocolate

My favorite type of music is … jazz.

My favorite hot beverage is … coffee.

My favorite type of flower is … rose.

My favorite time of day is … morning.

My favorite candy is … Turkish Delight (rose water flavour).

My favorite hobby is … to read.

My favorite place to vacation is … anywhere, as long as I’m with my family 🙂 



Look for Joanne’s upcoming release, FOREVER MINE, coming April 27!



Alex Jackson Series, Book 4

Forever Mine is the 4th book in the Alex Jackson series and can be read as a standalone book.

It’s never a good idea to fall for your best friend’s brother… or so they say.

Hannah Greene is fed up. A romantic at heart, she’s had a major crush on her best friend’s brother for years but he’s never noticed her. To shape a life for herself away from Zac, she must move on.

Zac Warne, smooth-talking sales guy who takes responsibility to a whole new level, loves the thrill of the chase but is not interested in settling down, ever. It’s not that he doesn’t believe in love, it’s just not for him.

But circumstances have Hannah and Zac spending one weekend together and a night of fun leads to more than just emotional consequences for them.

Compelled to right wrongs and beholden to fix problems, Zac has to convince Hannah his about-turn about wanting a relationship with her is not just one of convenience. Can Hannah now trust this smooth-talking playboy who has a reputation for breaking hearts, including her own?



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Alex Jackson Series Book 1

Fairy tales aren’t just for princesses.

Superstar Alex Jackson steers clear of any emotional involvement after a series of life-changing events turned his life, and heart, inside out and upside down. Broken and deeply scarred, he has sworn to remain single and emotionally aloof to all women.

Physiotherapist Violet McKenzie, is distrustful of men—famous men being at the top of her list for good reason. She’s learned a thing or two about them and has made a conscious effort to stay as far away as she possibly can.

Until sexy Alex needs her professional assistance after a stage mishap and she becomes his personal physio. Violet has sworn off love, but when Alex’s hot kisses keep her up at night longing for more, she wonders if she can remain steadfast to her personal promise to never fall for the wrong guy again.

Can a superstar and an ordinary girl have a happily ever after, or is that only reserved for the songs Alex sings?




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Alex Jackson Series Book 2

The plan was not to fall in love.

Logan Wentworth’s career means everything to him. To win a promotion and upstage his colleagues, he needs to get himself a fiancée —fast.

He asks his friend, supermodel, Daisy Roberts, the outrageous task of becoming his fake fiancée to advance his career.

Daisy’s career has plummeted—she wants to say no, but she’s in a tight spot. Logan’s request to pretend to be his fiancée has some perks. After all, he’s a hard-nosed lawyer with a body built for passion and can strike a deal with the devil and win if he chooses. And this silver-tongued devil can talk her into anything.

Logan’s strategy backfires when the promotion requires he keep his “fiancée” for real. But Daisy doesn’t want a Mr Right for now and will only settle for a Mr Right for forever.

Can Daisy prove to Logan that love is far more important than a career?




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Alex Jackson Series Book 3

Can love overcome all obstacles?

Amielle Warne’s life was perfect. At twenty-six years old, she had a dream job as the physiotherapist to a superstar but then a hit-and-run accident ruined everything. Now, physically injured and jobless, she plans on setting up a women’s medical clinic with her friends. But the return of her teenage crush threatens to ruin her life—again!

Life-weary scientist, Ethan Cuthbert, has returned home temporarily to create a haven for cancer patients and their families. What he doesn’t expect is having to deal with his best friend’s little sister, Amielle, wanting the same property as him.

Ethan is off-limits, not only has he already broken her heart once before but he’s returning to his job overseas in three weeks. But when sizzling kisses lead to more, can they work around the obstacles between them, from both the past and future?

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Featured today is Harlequin MIRA and St. Martin’s Press author BRENDA NOVAK!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Brenda!



It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s career as a bestselling author–she caught her day-care provider drugging her children with cough syrup to get them to sleep all day. That was when Brenda decided she needed to quit her job as a loan officer and help make a living from home.

“When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda says. But she sold that book, and the rest is history. Her novels have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and won many awards, including five Rita nominations, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Book Seller’s Best and the National Reader’s Choice Award.

Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are proud parents of five children–three girls and two boys. When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually raising funds for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). Click on the graphic below to visit her website to see how you can help!

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My favorite color is … periwinkle.

My favorite place to read is … on my Exercycle (because then I don’t notice the desire to stop–LOL).

My favorite snack is … any baked goods!

My favorite type of music is … Top 40.

My favorite hot beverage is … hot chocolate (crazy about it).

My favorite type of flower is … hydrangeas.  

My favorite time of day is … I love all parts of the day, but it’s nice to relax at night, when my work is done.

My favorite candy is … chocolate covered toffee. 

My favorite hobby is … reading or learning new things via documentaries. 

My favorite place to vacation is … Europe (fascinated by the history).



Look for Brenda’s latest release with Harlequin, FINDING OUR FOREVER, the kick-off to her new Silver Springs series!



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Silver Springs

The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys’ Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch’s owner, that she’s really her daughter? Cora’s not sure she can do that, not unless she’s confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner–Aiyana’s adopted son and ranch manager–that decision becomes even more difficult.

Although Elijah can’t deny his deep attraction to Cora, he’s always struggled with trust. Anyone with his past would, and there’s something about the ranch’s newest employee that isn’t exactly as it seems. But if the feelings she awakes in his guarded heart are any indication, she might be just what he’s long been waiting for.




COMING SOON in the Silver Spring series …


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Silver Springs

Struggling to make ends meet after a messy divorce, Sadie Harris is at the end of her tether. Her waitressing gig isn’t enough to pay the bills let alone secure primary custody of her son, Jayden, a battle she refuses to lose. Desperate, she accepts a position assisting Dawson Reed—the same Dawson Reed who recently stood trial for the murder of his adoptive parents. Joining him at his isolated farm seems risky, but Sadie is out of options.

Dawson has given small-town Silver Springs plenty of reasons to be wary, but he’s innocent of the charges against him. He wants to leave his painful past behind and fix up the family farm so he can finally bring his dependent sister home where she belongs.

As Sadie’s and Dawson’s professional relationship grows into something undeniably personal, Sadie realizes there’s more to Dawson than the bad boy everyone else sees—he has a good heart, one that might even be worth fighting for.



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Silver Springs

Sometimes starting over means finding everything you’ve been missing…

After catching her fiancé cheating—with another man–usually straight-laced, workaholic scientist Ellie Fisher liberates her wild side just long enough to indulge in a passionate one-night-stand with a tall, dark stranger she meets at a trendy Miami bar. Embarrassed by her recklessness, she ducks out the following morning without learning the guy’s full name, something that shouldn’t have been a problem…until a pregnancy test turns positive.

Being a professional football player, Hudson King has always been cautious around women. But this one had been different—so disinterested in his celebrity, so convincingly into him. When Ellie tracks him down, claiming she’s carrying his baby, he’s stunned. And more than a little betrayed.

But after growing up as an orphan, he’ll do anything to stay involved in his child’s life, so he urges Ellie to move to Silver Springs where they can co-parent. Hudson has a lot of love to give—certainly enough for his child, and when their initial spark reignites, perhaps for Ellie too…



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Silver Springs

Savanna Gray needs a do-over. Her “perfect” life unraveled when, to her absolute shock, her husband was arrested for attacking three women. With her divorce settled, she takes her two children home to Silver Springs to seek refuge between the walls of the farmhouse where she was born. It needs a little TLC, but she’s eager to take control of something.

Gavin Turner understands the struggle of starting over. Abandoned at a gas station when he was five, it wasn’t until he landed at New Horizons Boys Ranch as a teen that he finally found some peace. He steps up when Savanna needs help fixing things–even when those things go beyond the farmhouse.

Despite an escalating attraction to Gavin, Savanna resolves to keep her distance. She trusted her ex, who had a similarly tragic background, and is unwilling to repeat her past mistakes. But it’s hard to resist a man whose heart is as capable as his hands



And coming soon in her “The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles” series with St. Martin’s Press …

PRE-ORDER LINKS … releasing October 3

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The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles


Evelyn Talbot, a psychiatrist at a maximum-security prison in remote Alaska, studies some of the world’s worst serial killers. But she’s about to meet her most elusive patient at Hanover House yet: Dr. Lyman Bishop, AKA the Zombie Maker given his fondness for performing icepick lobotomies on his victims. A brilliant cancer researcher, Bishop is either the most cunning psychopath Evelyn has ever encountered—or he is wrongly convicted.


When a new ice-pick fatality occurs, it seems Bishop really was wrongly convicted. Except…Evelyn has a personal connection to the murder victim and that suggests the killer may be someone from her own past: Jasper Moore, her high school boyfriend who tortured her and left her for dead when she was only sixteen. Jasper murdered three of her friends back then—and was never caught. Is he trying to send a message with this copycat crime? Is he coming for her next? The only thing Evelyn knows for sure is that if Jasper is on her trail, she might not be able to escape again . . .



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Welcome to Hanover House….

Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot has dedicated her life to solving the mysteries of the psychopathic mind. Why do psychopaths act as they do? How do they come to be? Why don’t they feel any remorse for the suffering they cause? And are there better ways of spotting and stopping them?

After having been kidnapped, tortured and left for dead when she was just a teenager—by her high school boyfriend—she’s determined to understand how someone she trusted so much could turn on her. So she’s established a revolutionary new medical health center in the remote town of Hilltop, Alaska, where she studies the worst of the worst.

But not everyone in Hilltop is excited to have Hanover House and its many serial killers in the area. Alaskan State Trooper, Sergeant Amarok, is one of them. And yet he can’t help feeling bad about what Evelyn has been through. He’s even attracted to her. Which is partly why he worries.

He knows what could happen if only one little thing goes wrong…




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The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles


Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only sixteen when her own boyfriend Jasper imprisoned and tortured her―and left her for dead. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amorak, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community…even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart.


Then, just as the bitter Alaskan winter cuts both town and prison off from the outside world, the mutilated body of a local woman turns up. For Amorak, this is the final proof he needs: Hanover has to go. Evelyn, though, has reason to fear that the crime is a personal message to her―the first sign that the killer who haunts her dreams has found her again. . .and that the life she has so carefully rebuilt will never be the same….



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Featured today is Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House Publishers author DANA MENTINK!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Dana!

Dana Mentink lives in California where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Her family includes two teen girls (affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo.) Papa Bear is retired from the fire department and he met Dana doing a dinner theater production of The Velveteen Rabbit. Ironically, their parts were husband and wife.

Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and a two time ACFW Carol Award winner. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She is honored to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired, Harlequin Heartwarming, and Harvest House Publishers. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.


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My favorite color is … green.

My favorite place to read is … snuggled up in bed.

My favorite snack is … oh dear. Anything chocolate!

My favorite type of music is … barbershop quartet, believe it or not!

My favorite hot beverage is … coffee.

My favorite type of flower is … roses.

My favorite time of day is … early morning, WAY early morning!

My favorite candy is … Reese’s.

My favorite hobby is … cooking.

My favorite place to vacation is … Yosemite.



Look for Dana’s latest release, DANGEROUS TESTIMONY …


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Pacific Coast Private Eyes


Four weeks before she’s set to testify at a gang murder trial, someone is determined to make sure that Candace Gallagher Andrews never takes the stand. When nowhere is safe for the private investigator or her little girl, Candace turns to the only person she can trust—longtime friend and former navy SEAL Marco Quidel. For Marco, protecting Candace is not just another duty. As the trial date nears and the killer stalks ever closer, Marco knows fear for the first time—the fear of losing Candace and her daughter. But while Marco begins seeing Candace as more than just a friend, her late husband’s memory is never far from her mind. So he must keep Candace alive—and not get emotionally involved—long enough to put away a killer.



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Pacific Coast Private Eyes


When the high school sweetheart she never expected to see again bursts through the door of her medical mission clinic, nurse Sarah Gallagher can’t hold back her shock. But Dominic Jett isn’t there to catch up. He’s trying to save a life, and the thugs on his tail will stop at nothing to catch him. Now abducted and imprisoned on a remote island, Sarah and Jett become pawns in a tug-of-war between a powerful drug lord and a devious madman. And their only chance for survival is working together to find the valuable painting the dangerous men are searching for. But with someone trying to kill them at every turn, can they locate it in time to keep their reunion from turning fatal?



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Pacific Coast Private Eyes


Coast Guard rescue swimmer Brent Mitchell wants only one gift for Christmas: to find his sister. When he discovers that her disappearance is tangled with the death of private eye Bruce Gallagher, he joins forces with Bruce’s daughter Donna to investigate. Grieving Donna is as tough as the determined military man…and both will stop at nothing to find the truth. But the duo soon discovers that a murdered father and a missing sister merely top a looming pyramid of secrets on Coronado Island. Deadly secrets. These unlikely partners have vowed to stick together until their most important case is closed—but they may pay with their lives.



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Pacific Coast Private Eyes


Navy chaplain Angela Gallagher wants to put the past behind her, but she’s still haunted by the wartime death of her assistant. So when his brother claims he’s in danger and pleads for her to use her family’s private detective company’s resources to help him stay alive, she can’t turn him down. But someone will stop at nothing—even murder—to keep her from revealing their secrets. She’ll have to depend on a military colleague to keep her head above water. Dr. Dan Blackwell was in the field with her when her assistant died, and he’s determined to keep her safe. Can they sift through the web of lies to find the truth without losing their lives?



And the latest release in Dana’s lighthearted contemporary series with Harvest House Publishers …


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The Only Thing Sweet About Jellybean Is His Name

Jellybean the terrier is about to unleash some serious mayhem on the unsuspecting town of Albatross.

There’s no quiet on the set when over-the-hill screen star Lawrence Tucker brings his naughty terrier, Jellybean, on location to the beachside town of Albatross, California. When Jellybean develops a rapport with Tucker’s violin tutor, the painfully shy, socially awkward Misty Agnelli, her arm is twisted into minding the mischievous animal. Trailing Jellybean leads Misty into the candy store of Bill Woodson, a handsome chocolatier with a painful secret and a three-year-old niece to raise.

Misty must deal with the unstable Tucker, a temperamental Jellybean, her budding feelings for the mysterious Bill, and the high-pressure atmosphere on the set. Though she wants nothing more than to flee, how can she tell her Grandma, Lawrence Tucker’s biggest fan, that she abandoned the star and his dog?

It’s actors, animals, and antics galore when Jellybean gives his own heartwarming performance.


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Standing Between Stephanie and Her Dream
Is One Hundred Pounds of Lovable Trouble

It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author’s valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent.

But Agnes’s canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.

When Stephanie tracks the runaway mutt to a campground, she meets Rhett Hastings—a man also on the run from a different life and a costly mistake. Rhett agrees to help Stephanie search for the missing dog…thus launching a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.

Once Sweetness gets added to the mix, it’s a recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest.



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Take one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog, and you’re ready for a lesson in love…Tippy style.

Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother’s elderly dog, Tippy, he’s quick to call on a pet-sitting service.

Gina isn’t thrilled to be a dog sitter when her aspirations lie in the classroom. Furthermore, she can’t abide the unfriendly Cal, a man with all the charm of a wet towel. But with no other prospects and a deep love for all things canine, she takes the job caring for Tippy.

As Gina travels through Cal’s world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. When her longing blooms into attraction, Gina does her best to suppress it. But Cal is falling in love with her too…

Discover the charming story of Tippy, the dog who brought a family together.

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Featured today is Harlequin Heartwarming author CATHERINE LANIGAN!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Catherine!



Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, and more.  Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs.  Her Vietnam war-based  novel, The Christmas Star,  won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine  and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference. 

Currently, she has published six novels in the Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming:  Love Shadows, Heart’s Desire, A Fine Year for Love, Katia’s Promise and Fear of Falling.  Sophie’s Path pubs July, 2016.   She has recently contracted for three more in the series: Protecting the Single Mom, (April, 2017) Family of his Own (July, 2017)  Mica’s Baby (December, 2017). 

The HALLMARK CHANNEL has contracted to film the first in the Indian Lake series as a television movie, HEART’S DESIRE. Air date TBA.


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My favorite color is … pink. No, aqua. No pink. No aqua.

My favorite place to read is … in bed. On the sofa. In the car. In an airplane.

My favorite snack is … grapes and nuts.

My favorite type of music is … torchy love songs…to Debussey.

My favorite hot beverage is … coffee.

My favorite type of flower is … alive…I love them all and grow most of them!

My favorite time of day is … anytime the sun is on a horizon. Sunrise and Sunset.

My favorite candy is … Turtles…made in my hometown by our confectionary.

My favorite hobby is … flower arranging.

My favorite place to vacation is … visiting friends in warmer climates than the one in which I live.



Look for Catherine’s latest release, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, releasing tomorrow!



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Shores of Indian Lake


Getting involved shouldn’t be this dangerous… 

Cate Sullivan is no damsel in distress. She’s kept herself and her son safe for six long years. Built a good life in Indian Lake. But now that her drug-dealing ex-husband is moving his operation here, that life is about to explode. 

Her instincts tell her to trust Detective Trent Davis. That he’s more than just a handsome cop doing his duty. The former Green Beret has even formed a fast bond with her son. But there’s something he’s not telling her. Some darkness that keeps him from giving in to the feelings she knows are growing between them. Cate trusts Trent to keep her safe, but the real question is whether he’ll trust himself with her heart.



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Coming in July 2017 in the series …



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Shores of Indian Lake

He’s ready to settle down…with or without her 

Scott Abbott has always loved Isabelle Hawks. And he’s always been her rock. Patient, dependable, strong. But lately, she’s been acting like that rock is weighing her down. With her art career taking off, Isabelle has been spending less and less time in Indian Lake…and with him. Scott isn’t even sure what they are to each other anymore. They might be friends with a history, but it sure doesn’t feel like a future. Maybe it’s time for Scott to set her free and focus on his own dreams. A real home. A family. All the things he had hoped to share with her…

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Featured today is Harlequin Special Edition and Montlake Romance author MICHELLE MAJOR!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Michelle!  A big congratulations coming your way on becoming a RITA Finalist this week for your CHRISTMAS ON CRIMSON MOUNTAIN novel! 



Michelle Major is the best selling, award winning author of over ten sexy and sweet contemporary romances. She loves second-chances love stories, smart heroines and strong heroes. A midwesterner at heart, she’s made the Rocky Mountains her home for over twenty years and is thrilled to share her books with readers.


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My favorite color is … blue. I love all shades but especially robin’s egg.

My favorite place to read is … my bed. No matter how tired I am, I have to read a few pages every night. It’s part of my routine.

My favorite snack is … nutella and almonds or chips and salsa. I love them both equally. I love them TOO much!!

My favorite type of music is … anything I can sing along to.

My favorite hot beverage is … coffee with LOTS of vanilla creamer. I have a little problem with sugar. 😉 

My favorite type of flower is … lilies of the valley because they grew in my grandma’s yard when I was a kid and I love their scent.

My favorite time of day is … sunrise and sunset. Although that moment when I climb into bed after a long day is pretty awesome too.

My favorite candy is … anything chocolate. I’d like to say it’s dark chocolate because that’s healthier but I love milk chocolate the best.

My favorite hobby is … hmmm….I don’t really have hobbies although I’d love to be crafty. My Pinterest board is filled with projects I’ll never do. But I do love to walk my dogs every day.

My favorite place to vacation is … anyplace I can relax with my family.



Michelle’s latest Montlake Romance MEANT FOR YOU will be out next week on 3/28/17  … pre-order links below!


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Single mom Jenny Castelli has a temper to match her red hair. When the former mean girls of her high school insult her son, Jenny fires off a big lie—that she’s engaged to a rich, handsome guy and is bringing him to their ten-year reunion. Now she needs to find the perfect fake fiancé for one night. And only one man fits the bill.

Geek turned tech entrepreneur Owen Dalton already had his heart broken by Jenny Castelli. Still, he finds himself agreeing to her proposition—even as he struggles to remember that the chemistry sparking between them isn’t real. But when Jenny’s ex makes a play for custody and Owen is forced to deal with the family who always treated him as “second best,” their arrangement suddenly becomes very personal. And that lie they’ve been telling everyone? It isn’t nearly as big as the one they’ve been telling themselves.





Out previously with Montlake …


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As a teenager, Samantha Carlton used a career in modeling to break free from her painful childhood—walking away from her reckless twin sister, an alcoholic mother, and the boy she loved. Yet she never outran the guilt of abandoning her family. When the past shows up on her doorstep in the form of her late sister’s daughter, Sam opens her home and her heart to the girl she never knew existed. But it’s not so easy to face the man she left behind…

Sam had shattered Trevor Kincaid’s heart, and he’d sought comfort in her sister’s arms. But he’d pledged to shield his daughter, Grace, from the drama that followed the Carlton women. Now Grace has tracked down Sam, and Trevor is forced to deal with the one woman he wanted to forget.

History has a way of repeating itself, and the sparks between Sam and Trevor reignite an old flame. But as much as Sam wants a new future, is walking away again easier than risking her heart for a second chance at love?


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Chloe Daniels doesn’t need a man—after escaping a marriage gone bad, she guards her heart as closely as the details of her past. So when hot-tempered celebrity chef Ben “the Beast” Haddox storms into her struggling toy store, Chloe is determined not to be drawn in by his broad shoulders…or baby-blue eyes.

In his hometown, Ben’s culinary career is almost as famous as his bad-boy rep. He’s out to prove to naysayers he’s a success by opening a new restaurant—and the only thing standing in his way is Chloe’s store. But before he has a chance to convert her space into his signature eatery, she cooks up a plan to show him that her shop is worth saving.

As things start to sizzle between them, Chloe must figure out how to avoid getting burned. Can she trust herself to love again, or has she jumped out of the frying pan and into desire?


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Kendall Clark has always dreamed of anchoring the national news. The dedicated Denver journalist has worked hard to earn more than her fluff-piece reporting job. When she’s asked to star in an on-air dating show to increase her station’s ratings, she initially refuses…until she learns that participating will give her a shot at a national news-desk position in New York.

But nothing prepares Kendall for the dating show’s popularity—or for the laughable dates she’s forced to endure on camera. To complicate matters further, she’s falling hard for Tyler Bishop, the handsome scientist hired to consult on her first big news story. Ty soon finds himself equally smitten with Kendall and sets out to prove he’s her Mr. Right. But is there room in his quiet life for a woman with such a public image? And when Kendall’s integrity is questioned, will she choose her dream job or her dream man?



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Even in a town as eclectic as Austin, Keaton Fortune Whitfield stands out. With his dreamy British accent and his slate-blue eyes, he has captured the fancy of every red-blooded Texas female in town…except one. Francesca Harriman, his favorite waitress at Lola May’s, seems completely immune to his charms. When she’s not on her shift, she’s too busy studying to pay attention to him—which only makes him want her more.

Francesca has been burned before, and she won’t let the Londoner melt her heart. What would a brilliant, wealthy architect want with a commoner like her? She’s not about to abandon her schooling to become Keaton’s catch of the day. Could a hash-slinging waitress really find happiness with a Fortune?



And from her ever-popular CRIMSON, COLORADO series …




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Crimson, Colorado

“I’d like to have an affair with you.” 

Dedicated kindergarten teacher Erin MacDonald isn’t the type to make the first move on a man—especially gorgeous David McCay, her secret crush. But when a crisis involving one of her pupils offers a chance to help the pro baseballer turned local brewery owner, Erin goes way out of her comfort zone. So way out she makes a shocking suggestion! 

David moved to the Colorado mountain town to look after his sister and her son. Now he’s a stand-in parent to his nephew, trying to fight his attraction to Erin…who just propositioned him. David is nobody’s hero. So why can’t he convince the sweet, kindhearted beauty that she deserves better than him? Is it because they’re the perfect imperfect match? 





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Featured today is Harlequin Heartwarming author KATE JAMES!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Kate!

When Kate found out that I was going to start this Friday Favorites feature on my blog this year, she was super supportive and offered to forge some author connections for me.  I really appreciate your help and support Kate! Thank you again! ♥

Kate has a giveaway that will be detailed at the bottom of the post, but as a special thank you to Kate for all of her help, I am also doing a personal giveaway … I will be gifting a Kindle copy of Kate’s newest book SANCTUARY COVE to (5) five lucky winners! Enjoy this wonderful book … and help an author out with a REVIEW! 🙂


Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Kate’s goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.


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My favorite color is …

Is blonde a color? I would like to go with blonde, because you’re so sweet and generous with your support of authors!

I could say black, because we have two wonderful black Labs, Harley and Logan, but having been a painter and art instructor while I was going through university, I know that black is not a color. In fact, it’s the absence of all color!

So, I’ll go with turquoise . . . as in a nice tropical-ocean turquoise!


My favorite place to read is … 

I can’t think of a place I don’t like to read, and I’m never without a book. Since I don’t (by choice) have a lot of down time, one thing I do like to indulge in is an hour-long bubble bath, with a glass of chilled Chardonnay and a terrific book!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to sink into this tub filled with bubbles, and be absorbed in a great book?


My favorite snack is … 

I love almost anything with chocolate in it! One of my favorite snacks is a KitKat bar, especially with a cup of tea.


My favorite type of music is … 

I defer to my husband in this regard, as he loves music and is a very talented singer. My taste in music tends to be eclectic, but right now some of my favorite songs are by Thomas Rhett.


My favorite hot beverage is … 

It’s tea, with sugar and milk, but I must have cup of coffee first thing in the morning!

I have to mention that this beautiful, personalized mug was gifted to me by the lovely, talented and prolific author, Loree Lough!


My favorite type of flower is … 

This one is easy. The beautiful ones my husband regularly spoils me with me!


My favorite time of day is … 

I love early mornings, and especially watching the sun rise. I find I’m most productive then, too.

I can also go for a beautiful sunset, though!


My favorite candy is …

Hmmm . . . I don’t eat candy. Can I default to chocolate? Then for consistency, I’ll go with KitKat bars again!


My favorite hobby is … 

I love painting, although I don’t take as much time for it any more as I would like to.

I suppose I could have used this picture to answer the favorite-flower question, too! 🙂

I also enjoy gardening.


My favorite place to vacation is … 

We love visiting the Caribbean. Most of the islands are an easy, direct flight for us from Toronto. Our favorite island is St. Lucia. It’s scenic, lush and—most importantly—the people are wonderful.

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We are fortunate to have spent a lot of time in the Caribbean, and we’ve discovered a wonderful resort called Calabash Cove. It’s been named one of the top ten boutique resort in the world and justifiably so!


Lynn, thank you again, for inviting me to your blog and for all your wonderful support of authors. And much thanks to everyone who stopped by. Happy reading! Kate ♥♥♥



Look for Kate’s latest release SANCTUARY COVE



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Can his safe haven be enough for her? 

Emma Meadows never imagined that sticking to her principles against an act of corruption by a New York senator would cost her her job as VP of communications. Heartbroken, she retreats to her cottage in the Adirondacks and, in the process, rescues an injured dog that only Josh Whitmore can save. 

The veterinarian works diligently to bring dog and woman back to full fighting form, until allegations against the senator become more serious. Seeing Emma’s reaction to the increasing pressure, Josh realizes that inevitably she’ll find a way back to the top…and he’ll likely lose her for good.



And don’t miss Kate’s other releases for 2017 …

Home to Stay, the fourth book in the San Diego K-9 Series – releasing July 1, 2017

She’s bringing his son home 

A missing little boy triggers San Diego K-9 officer Shannon Clemens and her canine search-and-rescue partner into instant action. For the rookie cop haunted by a childhood tragedy, bringing Sawyer Evans’s son safely home is more than a job. It’s a mission she can’t fail… But forging a friendship with the father is a tactical error that could compromise her first solo assignment. Yet the deepening bond between them is almost impossible to resist…

Pre-Order links

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And coming October 1st, A Priceless Find (working title), a sequel to the award-winning A Child’s Christmas!


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Formerly a Video and Radio Producer, Christy now spends her time writing fun, impassioned and emotive romance with an undercurrent of sexual tension. When she’s not writing, she can be found enjoying life with her husband and three children, walking for pleasure and researching other people’s deepest secrets and desires.

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My favorite color is … royal purple. I have a colander in this color and it makes everything look appetizing when it’s sitting in it: apples, broccoli, even potatoes. There’s just something so warming and appealing about it.

My favorite place to read is … probably in bed, for ultimate comfort. Though I also like sitting in the leather swivel chair in the bay in my bedroom and being able to look out at the garden every now and again, especially if it’s a sunny day.

My favorite snack is … cheese and grapes on oat cakes. Delicious and filling!

My favorite type of music is … difficult to define. I have quite eclectic tastes. I listen to a mixture of electronic, alternative, rock, pop and classical music. If you want a taste of the sorts of songs I listen to while I’m writing you can find them listed by book on my website here: https://christymckellen.com/soundtracks-to-my-books/

My favorite hot beverage is … tea! I’m a tea addict—though I only tend to drink English Breakfast, and gallons of it. My local café where I sometimes write has a lovely chai tea though, so occasionally I have that if I’m feeling adventurous.

My favorite type of flower is … the cornflower. Ever since I saw the film adaptation of A Room with a View I’ve loved them. I had them threaded into my hair on my wedding day.

My favorite time of day is … late in the evening when I get to chat and laugh with my husband whilst listening to music. These hours are getting shorter and shorter now the kids are getting older though!

My favorite candy is … fizzy cola bottles. I always get some from the pick n’ mix stand when I go to the cinema. 

My favorite hobby is … walking. I know that probably sounds a bit dull, but I often have brilliant ideas while I’m stomping about in the fresh air. I’ve recently joined a voice-positive choir too, which is great fun as well as being sociable (something I definitely appreciate as a mostly cloistered-at-home writer!)

My favorite place to vacation is … wherever my family are. Though I do particularly love it if there’s sunshine. We’ve taken the kids to France a few times, which is always fun, and last year we had a great time in Cape Verdi. I can recommend it for a totally relaxing beach and hotel break for the whole family.



Look for Christy’s latest release  …


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Romantic Getaways

“I know we were more than just friends.” 

Once Elena Jones had shared an intense entanglement with striking Spaniard Caleb Araya, ending with both their hearts in tatters. Now she’s a successful entrepreneur, and when he rejects a new business proposition, it’s clear Caleb hasn’t forgotten… 

When an accident causes the tycoon to lose his memory, Caleb seems to think they are still a couple! Elena wants to help him recover…but will staying in Barcelona with him just put her heart in jeopardy again?



Out previously by Christy  …



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Maids Under the Mistletoe

The earl’s secret bride… 

Emma Carmichael is shocked when she sees who she’s waitressing for at a lavish party—Jack Westwood, the new Earl of Redminster. Her new life comes crashing down when Jack announces to the world that they’re married! 

Jack has never forgotten his first love despite the tragedy that tore them apart. When the paparazzi cameras intrude, he proposes they live as man and wife until the fuss dies down. Emma feels like Cinderella, masquerading as his countess…only, behind closed doors, their marriage feels tantalizingly real…



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From holiday…to happy-ever-after! 

Indigo Hughes spends her life taking care of everyone else. But after she’s unceremoniously dumped, she finally puts herself first and books a holiday on the Amalfi Coast. Fine food, stunning views and time alone to heal her heart…bliss! 

Instead, she’s thrown together with tycoon Julien Moreaux! He’s cynical, sexy and recently divorced—exactly the kind of man she should avoid. But big-hearted Indigo hopes to help Julien find his faith in love again—she just doesn’t expect to find her own happy-ever-after in his arms!



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More than just a job! 

Cara Winstone is determined to bounce back from her last—disastrous—PA job, and working for Max Firebrace is exactly how she’s going to do it. Little does Cara know that walking into her brooding boss’s luxurious London town house also has her walking into his past… 

Since losing his wife, Max doesn’t think he has any love left to give. But something in the warmth of Cara’s smile jump-starts Max’s heart again, making him wonder if he’s ready for a new happy-ever-after…with Cara by his side.

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Featured today is HQN and Harlequin Blaze author TAWNY WEBER!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Tawny!


New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of more than forty books, Tawny Weber loves writing about sexy heroes, most notably her popular Navy SEALs series. Her sassy, emotional romances are filled with men dedicated to being the best—and women determined to have the best. Tawny credits her ex-military alpha husband for inspiration in her writing, and in her life. The recipient of numerous writing accolades, including Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and in addition to the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists, Tawny has also hit the number one spot on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. A homeschooling mom, Tawny enjoys scrapbooking, gardening and spending time with her family and dogs in her Northern California home.

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My favorite color is … Purple

My favorite place to read is … By a roaring fire or the ocean, depending on the season

My favorite snack is … Popcorn

My favorite type of music is … Hard rock

My favorite hot beverage is … Black tea

My favorite type of flower is … Iris

My favorite time of day is … 3am

My favorite candy is … Sees Pecan Buds

My favorite hobby is … Papercrafting

My favorite place to vacation is … The beach



Look for Tawny’s latest release, a new SEAL series with HQN  ..


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The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team’s finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth… 

“No man left behind” is inscribed in the DNA of every SEAL and Lieutenant Diego Torres is no exception. But with a team member killed—and the body missing—Diego’s honor is sorely tested. Now his career and reputation are on the line, and a traitor is hiding among them. Diego wants answers…and only one woman has them.

Single mom Harper Maclean has two priorities—raising her son Nathan and starting a new life. Her mysterious new neighbor may be impossibly charming, but Diego asks too many questions about her past—and about the father of her child. Questions she fears will reveal her burning attraction for Diego, and ultimately put them all in danger’s path.



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A Team Poseidon Novel

In a sizzling prequel novella to her new trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Tawny Weber introduces the sexy, powerful Navy SEALs in the Poseidon team as they take on the ultimate mission: love.

Within the elite brotherhood of Navy SEALs, the Poseidon team are the very best—and the most secretive. Convincing a naive journalist not to write a tell-all PR feature should be a piece of cake for Chief Petty Officer Aaron Ward. Especially once he glimpses Bryanna Radisson’s soft, lush curves. His tactic: seduce and destroy…

Bryanna is no pushover. Aaron’s hard-muscled body makes her crave much more than a story, and she’ll get what she came for. Desire is her weapon of choice, but when this one wild night is over, will Aaron sabotage her plans…or lose his heart in collateral damage?



Coming soon in the series … releasing June 27!


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A SEAL Brotherhood Novel

The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive Navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team’s finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth… 

Lieutenant Elijah Prescott should be spending his precious leave somewhere with sun, surf and scantily clad women. Instead, he’s heading home with two goals in mind. Figure out exactly how his last assignment went to hell and almost killed him—and reconnect with the woman who might offer salvation.

Ava Monroe has streamlined her life, eliminating every source of pain—including a marriage touched by tragedy. One glimpse of her ex and those good intentions turn to bad-girl desires. Her strategy: get over Elijah by getting under him again, sating herself until she can finally let go. But as betrayal within the rank of the SEALs turns deadly, there’s no denying that her heart and her life are on the line. Elijah is the only man who can protect both…



And last in the series … releasing October 31!


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A Team Poseidon Novel



Also out soon from Tawny … May 23 in Print, June 1 in Digital!


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Uniformly Hot!

One night. Two SEAL brothers. Endless sexy possibilities! 

All Out by Tawny Weber 

Navy SEAL Zane Bennett can’t walk away from a challenge. He’s determined to win a bet with his brother—until he collides with the luscious Vivian Harris. Their attraction is immediate and searingly hot, but Zane can’t bring himself to bow out of the bet. Now the game is really on…and Zane is embroiled in a wicked matchup he can’t resist!

All In by Beth Andrews 

Of the Bad Boy Bennett twins, Navy SEAL Xander is always the gentleman. That is, until he’s challenged to go against his brother for a date with Quinn Oswald—the girl Xander’s wanted since high school! It takes only one kiss for Quinn and Xander’s deliciously sexy chemistry to explode. But how much is Xander willing to gamble…before he goes all in?

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Featured today is JENNIFER SNOW!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Jen!

Jennifer Snow is an award-winning romance author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and six year old son. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, the Canadian Author Association, SheWrites.org and FAVA. She has published articles in Mslexia Magazine, WestWord Magazine, RWR and Southern Writers Magazine. Her publishing credits include her six book Brookhollow series published through Harlequin Heartwarming and an MMA sports romance series published through Penguin Random House Berkley/NAL. Her new small-town hockey series released this fall through Grand Central Publishing’s Forever Imprint. More information can be found at www.jennifersnowauthor.com


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My favorite color is …Blue-any shade

My favorite place to read is …On my favorite (blue lol) chair in my living room next to my fireplace in winter and out on my back deck in summer.

My favorite snack is … Chocolate! I love all things chocolate:)

My favorite type of music is … Country-the new stuff that isn’t really country anymore-more like hip hop/rap and pop lol…Does that still count as country?

My favorite hot beverage is … COFFEE! I drink it black and often! I’m up to about 2 pots a day now.

My favorite type of flower is …I don’t like flowers. My ex husband used to bring them to me every time he was hiding something lol…(Too deep of an answer for this fun fact list?;))

My favorite time of day is … Around 8pm when I settle into bed with my husband to watch terrible, mind-numbing reality television that we can’t get enough of lol.

My favorite candy is … Anything as long as it’s covered in chocolate.

My favorite hobby is …Writing. I’ve never had an interest in anything else. I love to read and write, so my spare time is usually spent reading or writing.

My favorite place to vacation is … Vegas in August. I love our family trips to Mexico and Hawaii, but I’m a heat girl and you can’t get any hotter than Vegas in August:)



Look for the latest in Jennifer’s fun new hockey series …


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Colorado Ice

Starting over means a second chance . . .

Abigail Jansen is done with hockey . . . and hockey players. After leaving her two-timing NHL-star husband, Abby decides to start over in her hometown of Glenwood Falls, Colorado. There she doesn’t have to deal with people gossiping behind her back or hear the word “hockey”—until her daughter tries out for the junior hockey team. Now Abby has to face her fears . . . and coach Jackson Westmore. He’s tall, dark, handsome—and happens to hate her.

All through high school, talented hockey player Jackson Westmore had a crush on Abby, but he would never make a move on his best friend’s girl. He gave her the cold shoulder out of self-preservation and worked out his frustrations on the ice. So when Abby returns, newly divorced and still sexy as hell, Jackson knows he’s in trouble. Now even the best defensive skills might not keep him from losing his heart.




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Colorado Ice

Love is always worth the risk . . .

Neil Healy was happy to be promoted to Air Force lieutenant colonel, but he’s less than thrilled that the new job has brought him back to his hometown. The memories alone could kill a man, to say nothing of actually seeing the woman he never got over. Neil knew avoiding Becky Westmore would be impossible, but he didn’t expect the chemistry between them to be as strong as ever.

All Becky wants this holiday season is to get through the month of December with her sanity intact. Not helping? Her ex-boyfriend’s return to Glenwood Falls. Even after a decade apart, Neil still makes her feel in ways no other man has. But Christmas is a time for miracles, and maybe Becky’s will be a second chance at first love.



COMING SOON in the series … Releasing May 30


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Hockey player Ben Westmore has some serious skills—on and off the ice—and he’s not above indulging in the many perks of NHL stardom. When a night in Vegas ends in disaster, he realizes two things: 1) it’s time to lie low for a while, and 2) he needs a lawyer—fast. But the smoking-hot woman who walks into his office immediately tests all his good intentions.

Olivia Davis doesn’t need anyone derailing her career—or her dreams of starting a family—least of all a skirt-chasing player like Ben. But soon he’s unleashing a full-court press to convince her that he’s the real deal. She’s slowly falling for his sweet, rugged charm, but with so much on the line, Olivia has to decide whether Ben can truly change—or if he’s just playing the game.


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Featured today is Harlequin Heartwarming and Harlequin Blaze author KAREN ROCK!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Karen!


Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes red-hot novels for Harlequin Blaze and small-town romances for Harlequin Heartwarming. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who’s typically immersed in three different books at a time, all in different genres. She also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking, Christmas (no need to specify—she loves every bit of it), and having the Adirondack Park wilderness as her backyard, where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog and cat who keep her life interesting and complete.


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My favorite color is … Pink

My favorite place to read is … On my couch with my cat curled up next to me.

My favorite snack is … Tortilla chips and salsa or if I want something sweet, ice cream. I’m so addicted though, that I rarely keep it in the house.  Stewarts Stargazer ice cream is definitely my Kryptonite!

My favorite type of music is … I love all kinds of music but probably lean more towards rock music. (What choice did I have with my name- lol)

My favorite hot beverage is … Chicken soup. Technically, you’re not supposed to drink it, but when I’m cold (I live in northern New York State) I inhale a cup a day.

My favorite type of flower is … Light pink peonies. They are beyond gorgeous and I have three large patches of them in my front yard garden.

My favorite time of day is … morning. Everyone in my family sleeps in so the a.m. is the best time for me to focus and work. Also, I love walking my dog early and catching the sunrise.

My favorite candy is … Reeses Peanut Butter cups.

My favorite hobby is … Cooking. I learned recipes from my Italian grandmother and I love making homemade sauce and cooking things I grow in my garden.

My favorite place to vacation is … Disney World! It is the most magical place on earth and, best of all, RWA National Conference will be held there this July! I’ll be signing at the Literacy event and I hope any romance readers that are attending will stop by and say hi 🙂



Look for Karen’s latest release, a western suspense novel with Harlequin Heartwarming , A COWBOY TO KEEP, out next week on 2/1/17  ..


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Can’t stop running from the past 

Dani Crawford has a secret…and if bounty hunter Jackson Cade finds out, he could ruin everything. The scarred yet handsome cowboy has tracked a dangerous criminal to the dude ranch Dani manages, and to get rid of Jack she’ll have to help him catch his man. But the closer they get to cornering their quarry the more Dani wants Jack to stay. Spending time with him is making her long for things she can never have thanks to a past mistake. And if the truth comes out she may be spending her future behind bars rather than safe in her cowboy’s arms…


**  As a fan of Karen’s books, you might recognize Dani as being the sister of Claire from Karen’s March 2016 release HIS KIND OF COWGIRL!  This book is also a prequel to her new ROCKY MOUNTAIN COWBOYS series that will kick off later this year!  **

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Uniformly Hot!

Subject: Lt. Commander Mark Sampson 

Mission: Keep his eyes on the skies…despite one sexy distraction! 

There are things a man can never undo. For Coast Guard search and rescue pilot Mark Sampson, it was the agonizing decision that cost him a teammate—and his faith in himself. But an unbelievably sexy blonde on a secluded beach may help him forget…if only for a night.

Cassie Rowe needed a distraction—and, boy, did she get one! How was she to know the brooding stranger who rocked her world was the pilot who’d left her brother to die? And now they’re on the same mission. She should hate him. But she can’t fight the storm of desire threatening to pull them under…





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Uniformly Hot!

Semper Paratus. Always ready. 

Years ago, Coast Guard rescue swimmer Dylan Holt left Kodiak, Alaska, with his heart in pieces. He thought Nolee Arnauyq and her mouthwatering curves were behind him—until he’s sent to rescue the crew of a capsizing boat…including Nolee. And Dylan is definitely not ready for the too-familiar way his body aches at seeing her again.

Nolee’s always gone after what she wanted, and to hell with the risks. Now she’s a rookie ship captain taking on the deadly waters of the Bering Sea. But out on these treacherous waters, there’s no way to avoid the sizzling sexual tension between them—or the dangerous pull of emotions that could leave both their hearts lost at sea…



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