Can the angels convince them their love will last a lifetime? Riley looked into her beautiful blue eyes and her smiling face and did the only thing he was capable of doing at the moment. But for now, right now, as she wound her arms around his neck and made tiny sounds of excitement deep in her throat, it felt exactly right.
He stepped backward toward the stairs, pulling Iris with him, intent on taking her upstairs to his room. He suddenly tripped, nearly losing his balance. A set of luggage sat next to the stairs, still bearing tags from the retailer. The thought acted as effectively as a bucket of cold water tossed over his head. What was he doing? The calendar in the kitchen reminded him of that every day. Why start something that would only lead to heartache? And Riley instinctively knew that if he let himself get close to Iris, let himself love her, a part of him would not survive when she left.
When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order.
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All the reasons for that is a post for another day, but for the most part it has to do with the levels of violence, romance and gore in the book. YA fiction has certain expectations concerning these three elements. And for good reason: the target demographic is teenagers. And we have a responsibility towards them. Which means our teenaged characters are allowed to explore romance. But if they are to engage in a physical relationship, it should happen off the page. Fade to black like an old movie. Imagination is a powerful tool.
Teenagers are smart: they can fill in the blanks. There are enough books out there for them to read if they wish to corrupt themselves. It makes darker fiction a lot more fun. Images of blood and guts make a scene vivid.
But how much is too much? Over 18, most things are permissible. Upper-YA a severed body-part might be crossing the line a bit, depending on how you present it. Lower-YA the allusion to blood and gore ought to be enough. As for violence… That might be more a question of culture than age. I know ten-year-olds who have seen more violence than your average eighteen-year-old. For all age-groups, a big magical battle can take place, but it is the elements of that battle you focus on that makes it age-appropriate.
For lower-YA: good vs evil, losses on both sides, what the character does and experiences. For upper-YA: shades of grey in opposing sides, losses on both side, vivid descriptions of the battle e. Writing is, of course, personal and subjective. But when writing for children, you have to appeal not only to them, but to their gatekeepers, too parents, teachers, librarians, etc. She has to use her otherworldly abilities to save her classmates from a nasty spell and reveal herself.
Or do nothing and stay safe while letting the humans die. And beyond that, you find social commentary about what people hide, lies people tell themselves and others — especially in the big reveal at the end — and how choices form the future. Yes, there is romance PG13 kissing. Yes, there is gore Tasha tasting blood.
Yes, there is violence the magical show-down. The point? In moderation, within set age-limits and in accordance to the needs of the story, violence, romance and gore has a place in YA fiction. What an honor! I had so much fun researching the historical erotic art and literature that Clara, owner of Book Nirvana, keeps in a locked room at the back of her bookshop—behind a red door, of course. Clara Martelli clings to Book Nirvana, the Oregon bookshop she and her late husband Jared built together.
When rising rents and corporate competition threaten its survival, her best hope is their extensive erotica collection, locked behind a red door. Professor Nick Papadopoulos is looking for historical erotica. Besides, he will only be in town for two weeks, not long enough for her to see beyond the scandal that haunts his past.
She turned the book sideways and peered closer at the drawing. Something touched her shoulder and, startled, she squeaked like a little girl and slammed the book shut. Beside her stood Nick, the smutty professor, holding a plate with two scones. Was that a blush coloring his chiseled cheeks?
With his deep olive complexion, it was hard to tell. She lowered her gaze and found herself looking right at his crotch. Damn it! With no safe place to direct her gaze, she closed her eyes and took a deep breath. Beautiful women bring out my devilish side. Please forgive me. Nick nodded. Okay, Clara, time to put on your big girl panties. You can handle this. She nodded. Nick flipped to a new page.
I have a friend here at the university who can help with the translations. This really is an extraordinary book. He shot her another devilish grin. She followed his gaze, then jerked her eyes away. Nick flipped the page again and pointed to an image of a couple going at it fiercely. She giggled. You know, he made my toes curl. Nick closed the book and gazed into her eyes. The corner of his full lips twitched upward. Her breath escaped in a soft whoosh. Discussing sexy artwork with this gorgeous professor was uncomfortable, if titillating.
But no way was she ready to discuss her own love life, or lack thereof. Nestled beside him in the squishy leather chair, her mind and body waged a battle. The combination of his warmth, his husky voice, and the beautiful, explicit images laid out before her—it was too much, leaving her hot and tingly, but also squirmy with embarrassment.
And yet, her body had other ideas. She cleared her throat and sat up straighter. My husband passed away a year ago. His dark eyes shone with emotion. Since then, the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series three times, which is not related but still worth mentioning. She lives in New England. Today, she hopes to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world. Learn more about Julie and her books at julieannelindsey. So she turned to fiction and was finally able to write the stories that kept her mind busy at night.
Now Stefanie writes contemporary romance with plenty of humour, heat and heart. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, French perfume, lipstick and zombie movies. You can connect with her through her website www. Margaret surprised everyone who knew her when she abandoned her career as a lawyer to become a romance novelist. Why they found this startling is a mystery to her. Margaret lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, a goofy dog, and a crabby cat. Her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes.
She currently has eight historical paranormal romances out and one YA contemporary, paranormal romance. When she is not creating vibrant characters and magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. McCollum recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero, 3 spirited kids, and her rescued golden retriever in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast. For more about Ms. She wrote one page, fell in love with her smart and sensitive cowboy-hero, and promptly joined Romance Writers of America.
She eventually abandoned her career in public education to write as much contemporary cowboy romance as possible. Claire lives by the ocean in Northern California with her husband and their son. When not writing, she can often be found digging in her garden with a lot of enthusiasm but, unfortunately, no green thumb. She loves playing on the beach, hiking, traveling, and reading, of course! These popular and prolific authors write historical romance, suspense, mystery, and young adult novels. After getting her degree in theater at the University of Alberta, she promptly moved to the west coast where she worked in film for several years and met her prop master husband.
She grew up with her nose always in a book, often sneaking out of bed at night to finish a book by the hall light. From Trixie Belden mysteries to romance novels, her tastes have changed, but her love of a good story never will.
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Katie planned to study English, but loved her job at a veterinary clinic so much she changed majors and obtained a degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. She worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, and was a member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians before returning home full time to homeschool her children. She now lives and writes in Central Florida with her husband, three children, and multiple rescue animals. She grew up on a peach farm in Texas and gave tours at Disney World in college but now can be found raising her family and writing love stories from her screened-in porch in Northern Virginia.
Now trapped in a very boring suburb of Annapolis, Maryland, Jamie writes sexy, page-turning romances while managing her own little zoo, which consists of three cats and two exceedingly handsome great apes. Renee loves romantic stories, excessive amounts of chocolate, and gardening. She lives in the Northeast with her wonderful husband. Though she grew up in a household of hockey fans, her favorite sport is football. Pam and her husband live in Colorado and love to travel, especially to the UK for walking trips. Pam loves to hear from readers. Please visit her at www.
Her second Intrigue,. Angi and her husband live in North Texas and spend their free time traveling. She loves to travel, is addicted to British crime dramas and knows a Seinfeld quote appropriate for every occasion. She has one tolerant husband, two grown sons, and two critical cats. She enjoys weaving heart, home and humor into her stories. She decided to combine that with her obsession of action flicks and strong female protagonists. Residing in the southwestern United States, by day, she works for an advanced technology corporation, and in her spare time, you might find her giving one of her many nationally acclaimed writing workshops or training in competitive small-bore rifle silhouette shooting.
In an effort to marry her two first loves, she started writing erotic romance inspired by the classics and found she loved it. Lexi feels there is no end to the romantic inspiration she can find in great classic literature. Lexi lives with her husband and cat in the Caribbean where gorgeous sunsets, warm weather, and driving on the left are the norm. To contact her, send an email to lexi. Now she is writing again.
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She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. She loves hearing from readers. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a great sense of loyalty and family.
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Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Growing up as a foreign service brat, Diana lived in many countries and is now settled in Virginia with her husband and two sons. When not bent over her laptop or trying to keep up with laundry, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and dreams of traveling much more than her current schedule and budget allows.
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After meeting her husband in New England, they moved to Alaska where she studied environmental science and policy as an undergraduate before attending graduate school. Violetta then spent nearly a decade working as an environmental scientist, specializing in soil and water contamination and environmental assessments. Violetta still lives in Anchorage, Alaska and spends her days writing evocative New Adult romance and historical romance. In her free time, she loves to hike, fish, and ride motorcycles and 4-wheelers. Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters aloud.
She also has a weakness for ice cream and will have it as her main course. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. That lifelong indecision drove her to combine those distinct loves into genre-bending para-storical romance.
Victoria lives in western Pennsylvania with her husband of twenty one years and their two beautiful children—not to mention one spoiled dog. Please visit her website at www. However, she still keeps one boot firmly in Texas and the other in her home state of Minnesota. She earned a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria in British Columbia and currently lives in a semi-rural setting fifteen minutes from the city.
She loves the mountains and the ocean, wicked thunderstorms and a good ghost story on a rainy night. She hopes that means she is doing it right. Visit her on her website www. Passionate about both cooking and dancing despite not being too skilled at the latter , she loves spending time at home. Along with her husband and her two sons, she resides in California. Military suspense, paranormal, Scarlet historicals, and much more!
Created in the beginning of the electronic erotic romance boom, she has enjoyed penning tales for the last decade that span eras and universes. Find her at DawnRyder. Or on Facebook. Blue hooks, weaves, and loops multiple series, keeping you engaged in her worlds. Every word is meant to have a lasting touch that leaves you breathless for more. Blue and her husband live in a home filled with laughter and creativity, in Long Island, NY. Both working hard to build the Blue brand and cultivate their love for the arts. Creativity is their family affair. Before having children, Susannah earned degrees in Chemistry, Economics, and Spanish and worked in pharmaceutical sales.
Married to a broad-shouldered Texan, who is the inspiration for all her heroes, Susannah is the lone female in a very loud household of males ranging in age from 4 to While she jokes that the extreme levels of testosterone inspired her to write romance, it is really the love of creating an excellent story, and the occasional dreams of twenty-foot dragons, that wake her and send her to the laptop before the chaos of daily life ensues.
Susannah loves to hear from her readers. She likes her heroines spunky and her heroes swoon-worthy. In she won the Golden Heart for series contemporary romance and sold her first book, fulfilling a lifelong dream. While her jet set characters live all over the globe, Cat makes her home in Minnesota with her daughter, two opinionated Burmese cats and a goofy Doberman. Contact her at www. She resides with her very supportive and patient husband, as well as her demon spawn, in Utah. All while on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her husband and son and three annoying cats. Visit her websites at www. Tiffany loves to read and has been reading romance novels since she was way too young to read such things. She has an unhealthy obsession for all things Doctor Who, prefers Pepsi to Coke and Absolut to both, has learned to never stop believing in her beloved St.
Mayan Riviera: Unexpected Encounter is a personalized ebook, a short-story novella, written by Lisa West and takes our couple to Mexico. The beautiful beaches of the Mayan Riviera have long attracted the rich and famous, as well as the ancient rulers of civilizations highly advanced for their times. The Mayans prospered and perished here, leaving spirited cultures, pyramids and temples, showing their might and intelligence.
Today tourists travel from afar to frolic in the luxurious seaside resorts that have sprouted here like palms in the jungle. They also come for the tantalizing lifestyle that has come to be synonymous with vibrant music, food and hospitality. This brings our couple to these realms, away for a much needed vacation, only in addition to rest and relaxation, they find themselves embroiled in a mystery that pulls them away from their comfort zone and shows them that the myths of the ages often have roots reaching into the present.
Note: this eeook novella also appears in Celebrating Romance 2 , which is available in full book format. Mayan Riviera: Unexpected Encounter is an ebook, a page personalized short story novella. Looking for some downtime from work-a-day stress, a romantic tryst at the Mystic Hotel in the metropolis of Capital City is all our couple wants. But upon arrival, their plan unravels when a series of mix-ups and botched meetings sends our couple down the road to danger, entangled in espionage, cut-throat deceit, and a secret that could threaten life on earth as we know it.
There will be bumps, blood, bruises; male and female villains; cops and thugs; some rough language; and action, intrigue and romance. You'll find stunning beaches, verdant valleys and dramatic mountains plus the friendly welcomes and broad smiles of the special people who call Jamaica home.
The area is also widely known as having harbored countless pirates, among them Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, and the flamboyant Calico Jack Rackham who teamed up with female pirates Anne Bonney and Mary Reid. Our starring couple immediately fall in love with white sand beach and delve into all that Negril has to offer. In the end they find that love truly is truly everlasting. The sweeping desert and mountain grandeur, the distinctive light that has inspired countless artistic creations, the sacred history of an ancient people, plus much more come together in this tale of discovery, love and exploration, which is as hot as local chile peppers.
Ooh la la! Who could not fall in love with this city of the ages? In the two personalized stories in this book, our couple will have two separate adventures. Marcy Thomas' "Destiny in Paris" centers on a plan of passion to ignite our couple's desires, making them fall deeper in love with each other as well as with the city. Lori Pepio's "Beyond the City of Lights" uses a formal masquerade ball and a mysterious stranger to reveal where love and fantasy meet. Regardless of whether you've ever been to Paris or have wanted to go, these two stories will transport you there.
Do note that these two stories also appear in Celebrating Romance. Lovers' Paradise: Paris is available as a paperback novella, which is printed and bound as a booklet that is 62 pages long and will be delivered to you by the USPS using your choice of shipping methods. Lovers' Paradise: Paris is also available as an ebook that is 36 pages long and will be delivered via email as a PDF attachment.
You can read the ebook online, on a PDA or smartphone, or print it out on letter-size paper. This book has the option of using your digital photo as the full front cover of the paperback book not the hardback along with the title and author credits. Lightning flashes, thunder rolls, a huge tree bursts into flame and tumbles across the slick road. You barely stop in time, and your plan hastily changes. On a Rainy Night is an eBook, a personalized short story novella. It originally appeared in Celebrating Romance 2 as the first-place winner in our Personalized Romance Writing Contest celebrating our 20 years in business.
In this tale, our couple revel in the beauty of the setting and their loving lives together. Beach time, sumptuous meals, romantic moments confirm their lives were meant for each other. However, they soon find their little piece of paradise challenged by a dashing, dazzling, daring, debonair pair of smooth-talking, affluent locals who promise a new utopian world to explore.
A choice has to be made, and our couple must face a chilling reality and summon courage to make the right decision. A Piece of Paradise is an eBook, a personalized short story novella. The moon rises and the masks come off, introducing our couple to an enchanted world of elf queens, shapeshifters, pixies and vampires. Charmed, they soon discover how delightfully seductive magic can be.
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The chance to cash in on someone else's hard work is too much to resist for some people, and that's when our hero and heroine find themselves involved in the revelry in ways they never expected. You'll find out when you star in this page-turning thriller. Against the backdrop of the Coliseum, the Vatican and all that Rome has to offer comes an intriguing tale of love, adventure and heroics. To promote the opening of its newest course, Tar Heel Golf Resort is hosting a golf tournament. Our starring couple earn an invitation and immediately become winners when they check into their luxury suite at the world-class resort.
She delights in free run of the property and spa pampering, while he takes his play to an all-new level through personalized golf instruction which can actually be applied cutting a few strokes off your game and challenging competition, especially when a cantankerous old spirit shows up to offer practical advice on the game they both love. Sandhills Fore-Play is now available as a paperback, hardback and eBook. Enter our heroine, who happens to be the striking image of the outrageous singer. Her true love, our hero, takes on the role of her bodyguard. Both find themselves living the high life on board and playing at exotic ports-of-call like Barbados, St.
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Season's Greetings, Season's Love is set in the Town of Harmony, where the winter holidays are a time of enchantment and celebration. When our starring couple go on a romantic holiday getaway to this picturesque mountain hamlet, they find a Currier-and-Ives painting come to life. From charming streets filled with quaint shops and friendly people to a romantic bed-and-breakfast to the jingle-jangle of sleigh bells amidst a snow-covered landscape — this winter wonderland is the setting for an ideal holiday vacation.
But when an unexpected turn of events tests the fabric of this utopian village, will life and love ever be the same? Season's Greetings, Season's Love is now available as a paperback, hardback and eBook. This personalized book features four stories that transport our couple to not one, but four exotic beaches. Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys provides old-fashioned romance and a spooky encounter. Fiji's Beachcomber Island proves the present is even better than the "good old days. It does havae four personalized short stories like Shore Thing, but should not be considered as a sequel to "Shore Thing," but it can be read alone.
In this story, our couple take surfing lessons and blend in with the locals. Our ebook novellas are pages long. Of course they explore one of the top wine-producing regions of the United States with more than wineries. However, they soon find themselves entangled in the sometimes cut-throat world of oenology that adds an unexpected adventure to their romantic vacation. The Grape Escape is an eBook, a personalized short story novella. Adapted from its original publication in Shore Thing , this personalized eBook, a short-story novella, is written by Fletcher Newbern and is set on the beautiful beaches of the decidedly British-flavored Island of Bermuda.
Set at one of the premiere properties on the island, this novella opens the island to exploration. From its pink-sand beaches and the fabled treasures beneath to its neatly manicured lawns, you'll take a jaunt that will make you feel like you're on this very special island. Do note that this novella also appears in Shore Thing. The Reefs Bermuda is an eBook, a personalized short story novella with a black-and-white cover. This is Geno Vincenzo' s third detective novel. This personalized novel opens in a wintry Detroit where our couple, owners of the Gal and Guy Private Eye Agency, have just settled a bizarre divorce case.
To celebrate, they set their sights on a well-deserved, romantic week at a Florida time-share resort. Little do they know that their warm-weather escape is being closely monitored by a trio of numb-skulled nemeses, who will stop at nothing to garner revenge for a past encounter with the detective duo. All combine, entrapping the private eyes in a dangerous cycle of intrigue, attempted murder and vengeance, as well as intimacy, love and lust.
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Set among the wild and majestic Rocky Mountains, our couple soon find themselves drawn into a world of blood lust and supernatural powers and discover that associating with vampires can be both exciting and deadly. Passion abounds, and not just among the vampires. Included in this book are Gibbs' three vampire novellas: Vampire Rhapsody , Fresh Blood , and Blood Starved , all of which are still available for individual purchase as eBooks.
Imagine their surprise when they encounter a pair of vampires who entice them into a game that tests both couple's love. Vampire Rhapsody is an eBook, a personalized short story novella with a black-and-white cover.