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Can an English aristocrat go against society and marry the daughter of convicts?

While helping Johnny Dawson escape from prison, Georgina meets and falls in love with a dashing English aristocrat, the Honourable Marcus Lindquist.

When the young outlaw is ambushed and killed, Marcus finally finds out what it is that binds Johnny and Georgina together.

Meanwhile, in England, Earl Darrington is plotting Georgina’s death to keep his dark secrets from ever seeing the light of day.

Will Marcus be able to save her?

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THE BEGINNING:

FALSELY ACCUSED

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On board the convict ship taking them to the penal colony of Australia, Maryanne Watson and Jake Smith meet and fall in love, but Jake hides a terrible secret that will take him to the gallows if it ever comes out.

On arrival in Sydney the lovers are separated. Maryanne is sent to work for the lecherous Captain Fitzhugh. After he attacks her she flees into the wilderness and eventually meets up with Jake who has escaped from a chain gang. They set up home in a hidden valley and Maryanne falls pregnant. Will Jake come out of hiding to protect his fledgling family? And how can love triumph over such crushing odds?

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I have had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of this book so can highly recommend you head on over and pre- order yourself a copy.
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Jos Farris was on top of the world, leading the Daytona 500 until a simple mistake ended his race and possibly his career.  Cassie Lane’s day had gone to hell; on national television her star whistle-blower backed out of the story that would have made her career, making Cassie look utterly incompetent.
But Jos’ day suddenly looks up when the red-headed beauty sits down next to him in a biker bar in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Cassie can’t resist the chemistry between the two of them.  And she’s not the only one.  The sparks sizzle as soon as they touch, but is their love affair fated to a one-night stand or will destiny bring them together again?

Sneek Peek at Rekindled Desires

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

On Sale: February 07, 2015

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On her best friend’s wedding night, Becca Lawson becomes distressed when she runs into the man who once held her heart and shattered it completely. One night of intense emotions and daring confessions is all it takes to rekindle long-lost emotions. Fearing another heartbreak, Becca shuts herself off completely, denying herself a chance at true love.

On the surface, it seems Austin Blackstone has it all. He’s rich, young and strikingly good-looking; but deep down, his heart aches for the unforgettable girl who slipped through his fingers. When a serendipitous encounter places them together on a tropical paradise, all of his deepest and darkest secrets secrets threaten to spill over. He’s willing to forsake everything he has built to finally get what he truly desires.

Rekindled Desires is a touching love story of second chances and new beginnings. Can two vastly different people forget their rules and take a chance at love? Fans of Deborah Bladon are sure to love this sweet tale set on a beautiful, Caribbean island.

Book Excerpt

How long had he denied himself the simple pleasure of being with a woman? Months? A year? That was insane. He was making himself a promise to end this celibacy as soon as he got out of this old-fashioned formality. The easy catch would be, of course, the bridesmaid. They were always ready for a little adventure, weren’t they? But this was out of the question. He must be content, polite, and utterly boring today.

But something inside of him just could not stop remembering the voice of that woman he was watching earlier, standing in the middle of this tropical garden with the flowers that produced amazing, exotic, almost seductive scents. Some feeling of déjà vu would not let go.

His gut was telling him that his life was missing something, something very important.

Family. This was a family gathering.

The wedding represented the birth of a family and he was desperately alone. At twenty-eight, Austin was in his prime. Physically he was in perfect shape. Financially, he was very stable. He was ready to have someone significant in his life. He was ready to give himself. This was something he had never felt before.

How could Roman do this when he was so young?

It must be the old money, the sense of security, something Austin had had to build wealth on his own. He was proud of it. Preoccupied with his growing businesses and success, he tended to put his private life aside.

Did he even have a life beyond work?

He wanted to become a family man, to tie himself to a wife and a bunch of kids. He had never before felt compelled to care for anyone, except himself. He had little idea how to do that in the first place. He’d never experienced what a family really meant…until today.

Was it realistic to be so much in love that Rom wanted to marry when he was barely twenty? Austin had been twenty not so long ago. He remembered what he’d been like back then vividly. His chest clenched with regret as he remembered the young girl, that innocent soul he cruelly pushed away. How could he possibly have resisted that goddess-like body she’d thrown at him? But he’d been so self-centered and not capable of any kind of relationship at that time, never mind love. For so long, the sweet form of that girl who’d foolishly confessed her love for him had kept appearing in his dreams…

He had not wanted to be responsible for her broken heart. So he had just disappeared from her life and made sure she knew nothing about him anymore. It was better for her. She should have forgotten about him forever.

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Once Bitten Twice Shy – New Release

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Release Party for Once Bitten Twice Shy (Book Two of Wolf Smitten)

wSo you’ve read The Wolf In The Neighborhood, right? Oh, you haven’t? Well you’re in luck. It’s only 99c for the entire month! But you have been desperately waiting for Once Bitten Twice Shy, right? Well then, you’re in luck, as it’s release day! Once Bitten Twice Shy is now available at all good ebook distributors, but the best place to get it is directly from Naughty Nights Press. Not only can you get it in the format you need for your e-reader, but it also means that a third party isn’t taking hard earned money from the authors. It’s the second best way to support your favourite authors, after leaving reviews and spreading the word to friends and family. They’re tied for the absolute best way.

For those who are wondering what Once Bitten Twice Shy is about, here’s a little taste…

Blurb: In the days following their kidnapping, Krissy and Derek’s rest comes to an abrupt end with one phone call. Derek’s ex-girlfriend has just arrived from England, and she wants her man back.

Aubree is not a woman who gives up easily, and it doesn’t take long for her to play dirty. The tables are turned, however, when the wolf takes offense.

Can Derek stop his canine self from hurting his former flame?

Who is the mysterious stranger on his way to Derek’s apartment?m

Will Krissy and Derek ever get to lead a normal life?

 

Excerpt:

Thankful the blinds were up today, he had a good view up the street and noticed a tall businesswoman who looked incredibly attractive. A few moments later, as she came closer, he realized it was Krissy. Without thinking, he smiled in pure delight He managed to resist the urge to wave, though, as he wanted Krissy’s appearance kept from Aubree until she was right with them.

“Ahem.” A little cough at his side announced Darla’s return, and she placed the plates on the table, along with a little pot of whipped cream. Derek noticed the look of daggers she gave Aubree as she straightened up and walked back toward the counter, only to bump into Krissy, who had just entered the small diner.

About time, I was about to send a search party, Derek joked across the link. Now that he knew they had such a connection, he planned on using it as much as he could. A sarcastic tilt of her head had him chuckle.

“What is so funny,” Aubree asked as she tucked into her slice of pie.

“Oh, just thinking,” Derek replied.

“Of what?” she demanded.

“Of me,” came Krissy’s voice from over Aubree’s shoulder. “Good morning, darling.” She beamed at Derek as he slid across to give her room next to him. They greeted each other with a tender kiss, slightly longer than necessary.

Pulling out of the kiss, the couple looked across the table at the intruder, who was fuming mad and it showed clearly on her red-suffused face.

“Jealousy is not a good look on you, honey,” Krissy contritely quipped, gently smiling at the woman who thought herself a competitor.

For the third time in only a few minutes Darla returned to the table with the coffee pot, a clean mug, and another plate of pie for Krissy. “Oh, thank you! Just what the doctor ordered.”

Derek silently applauded Krissy’s composure in the face of Aubree’s clear fury. “The pie is especially good today, sweetheart,” he told Krissy, winking at the pleasure on Darla’s face. Turning to Aubree he decided to make the introductions, however obvious and pointless they may be. “So, my dear, here is my former lover from England, Aubree. You know the one who stomped on my heart when it was in need of some comfort. Aubree, this is Krissy, the woman who is currently giving my heart all the tender loving care it needs, and then some.” Wrapping his arm around Krissy’s shoulders, he sighed with content.

Are you sure it’s wise to provoke her like this? Krissy asked, clearly unsure of Aubree’s reaction.

Sweetheart, if she tries anything, the wolf would strongly object. I’m not saying I would let him loose on the woman, but I’d let him show his teeth. Her chuckle was his reward and the animal howled again with delight.

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About the Author: Phoenix Johnson is an Australian author who has always had the passion for the written word. She had her nose in at least one book ever since she could read and would even scrutinize the back of the cereal box every morning at breakfast. It was only natural she take up writing.

Phoenix had her first novella published in Januray 2013 as well as multiple works in progress, and her favourite writing genres are the same as her reading genres; erotica, romance, paranormal, thriller and a combination of these.

She currently lives in a small rural town west of Ipswich, Queensland, with her partner, their daughter, cats named Flash and Sirius, and their red cattle dog x named Rusty.

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Rekindled Desires

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Title: Rekindled Desires

Author: Debbie Macarter

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Anticipated Release Date: February 7th, 2015

Book Links: Goodreads

Book Blurb:
On her best friend’s wedding night, Becca Lawson becomes distressed when she runs into the man who once held her heart and shattered it completely. One night of intense emotions and daring confessions is all it takes to rekindle long-lost emotions. Fearing another heartbreak, Becca shuts herself off completely, denying herself a chance at true love.
On the surface, it seems Austin Blackstone has it all. He’s rich, young and strikingly good-looking; but deep down, his heart aches for the unforgettable girl who slipped through his fingers. When a serendipitous encounter places them together on a tropical paradise, all of his deepest and darkest secrets threaten to spill over. He’s willing to forsake everything he has built to finally get what he truly desires.
Rekindled Desires is a touching love story of second chances and new beginnings. Can two vastly different people forget their rules and take a chance at love? Fans of Deborah Bladon are sure to love this sweet tale set on a beautiful, Caribbean island.

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Thanks for stopping by to view this quick announcement on Rebecca Hamilton’s latest release, COME, THE DARK, book 2 in the Forever Girl series. Although this book is the second in the series, it is a complete standalone following a completely new set of characters. And you can grab your copy today for only $0.99! Still apprehensive about reading the second book in a series? Well, you can grab the prequel, HER SWEETEST DOWNFALL, off kindle–Always Free–and on January 9th, THE FOREVER GIRL will be free also, for the first time ever! Worried you might forget the date? Join the mailing list using the option on the Rafflecopter below and you’ll receive a reminder on January 9th to download your free copy anytime between January 9th and 13th!

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COME, THE DARK

by USA Today Bestselling Author, Rebecca Hamilton

Come, the Dark 2Rose desperately wants to escape the abuse of the father who impregnated her and the dark spirits that haunt her life. Being thrust from Georgia 1961 into the era of Salem’s infamous witch trials isn’t what she had in mind, and now her daughter is left hopelessly out of reach.

The only way to return to her daughter is by facing certain death to banish the dark spirits that plague Salem. If she doesn’t eliminate these dark spirits in time, they will destroy civilization and trap her in this strange new place, ages away from her daughter.

Even if she can complete the task in time to return home to save her daughter, there’s still one problem: she’s falling in love with a man who can’t return with her. Achieving her goals will force her to choose between the only man who has never betrayed her and a daughter she can’t quite remember but will never forget.

A heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, this romantic paranormal fantasy underlines the depravity of both historical and modern society while capturing the essence of sacrifice and devotion.

TRIGGER WARNING: This book deals with the sensitive subject of sexual abuse.

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THE FOREVER GIRL

by USA Today Bestselling Author, Rebecca Hamilton

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Beautiful blonde with dandelionsAt twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.

Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she’d settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.

One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor’s hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him.

The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampires, ghosts, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.

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BeccaRebecca Hamilton is a USA Today Bestselling Paranormal Fantasy author who also dabbles in Horror and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She enjoys dancing with her kids to television show theme songs and would love the beach if it weren’t for the sand. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA and has been published internationally, in three languages. You can follow her on twitter @InkMuse

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Brand New Book from D’Ann Lindun

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I am pleased to be able to feature this brand new book from D’Ann Lindun. One of the very best Western Romance Authors.

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At sixteen, unwed and scared, Cat O’Brien gave up her newborn daughter for adoption. Seventeen years later Eve reappears…pregnant.

Tanner Burke never forgot his first love. Or the daughter he gave up at eighteen.

Forced together for the sake of their pregnant teenage daughter, can Tanner and Cat find a way to forgive each other and fall in love again?

 

Excerpt:

She grabbed the candy dish and peered through the peephole before sliding back the deadbolt. Someone stood on her porch, but Cat couldn’t make out any features through the tiny opening. She swung the door open and a gust of wind-driven snow blew in her face. The storm had picked up to be a regular winter gale, swirling snowflakes around them. Blinking, she looked around for small children, but only an adult in a heavy coat and a shawl covering most of the face stood there. Was this a teenager trick-or-treating? If so, as what? Obviously not a ghost or princess.

“Can I help you?”

The bundled-up figure mumbled something, but the words were lost in the wind. Cat struggled to hold the door with one hand, and held out the candy dish with the other. The stranger said something unintelligible. Cat raised her voice to be heard over the protesting shutters. “I can’t hear you.”

The black scarf again muffled the answer.

Cat shivered in the wind, but she was unwilling to let a total stranger in her house. This might be Granite, population eight hundred, but she had spent too many years in Denver to be careless. She motioned to the wicker chairs still sitting on the porch. “Step over here and tell me what brings you out in a storm.”

Instead of moving toward the chairs, the stranger pulled the scarf from her face and striking blue eyes met Cat’s. “Are you Cathleen O’Brien?”

“Yes.” A vague unease rose up Cat’s back. “Do I know you?”

“No.” The girl jutted out her chin in an all-too-familiar gesture and shoved a wad of papers toward Cat. “But you gave birth to me.”

“Oh, God.” Cat let go of the candy dish and it crashed to the floor, sending miniature candy bars and cheap plastic toys flying across the porch. Her knees threatened to buckle and she grabbed for the door. Was she hallucinating? How could this be? It wasn’t possible for the baby she’d given up almost eighteen years ago to be standing in front of her. She stared at the daughter she’d given birth to, but never seen. Her eyes, her nose…his mouth.

She would not think about Tanner Burke.

Whet the Appetite? I know I’m going to buy it.

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A Romantic Aussie Lady

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Maggie pink 4 cropBorn and brought up in Scotland, and attracted by advertisements to ‘Come and Teach in the Sun’, I immigrated to Australia in my twenties to teach in primary schools in Sydney. I now live with my husband of almost thirty years near Peregian Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. I love walking on the deserted beach in the early mornings and having coffee by the Noosa River on weekends. After spending many years in teaching, lecturing and education management, where I wrote course materials and reports, I began writing the sort of books I enjoy reading, books about women in their prime, their issues and relationships. Now my days are spent surrounded by books, either reading or writing them – my idea of heaven! I continues my love of books as a volunteer with Friends of Noosaville Library where I help organise author talks and select and deliver books to the housebound.

The Sand Dollar is the first book in my Oregon Coast Series. I have been to that part of the world many times to visit my mother-in-law who sadly passed away earlier this year just weeks after her 100th birthday. These trips drew me to the location and encouraged me to set a series of books there. My husband’s Native American heritage also played a part in my decision to include a Native American in the tale (more about her in book 2). I began writing this book when, like Jenny, I was working in an educational management position in Health and facing a redundancy, but the similarities of our journeys ends there. All of my books feature the more mature woman who I believe faces different challenges from her younger counterparts, but who also wants and deserves to have a HEA.

                                                THE SAND DOLLAR

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What if you discover everything you believed to be true about yourself has been a lie?

Stunned by news of an impending redundancy, and impelled by the magic of a long-forgotten sand dollar, Jenny retreats to her godmother in Oregon to consider her future.

What she doesn’t bargain for is to uncover the secret of her adoption at birth and her Native American heritage. This revelation sees her embark on a journey of self-discovery such as she’d never envisaged.

Moving between Australia’s Sunshine Coast and the Oregon Coast, The Sand Dollar is a story of new beginnings, of a woman whose life is suddenly turned upside down, and the reclusive man who helps her solve the puzzle of her past.

Excerpt

“You’ll never guess.” Jenny bounced into Rosa’s office smiling.

“You look as if you’ve won the lottery. What’s happened?”

“I’ve had this crazy idea. I know what to do, at least, what I’m going to do next.” Jenny suddenly felt exhausted and sank into a chair.

“What?” Rosa swung her chair round to face Jenny. “What’s cheered you up like this?”

Jenny took the sand dollar out of her pocket turned it over and over in her fingers. “I found this last night. I’ve had it for most of my life, but it’s been hidden away.”

“Is it something special to you?” Rosa reached over to take the object, but Jenny closed her fist over it and gripped it tightly.

“It’s a sand dollar. It comes from Oregon. And… and when I was a child I believed it was magic.” Jenny smiled in reminiscence. “Amazing what we choose to believe as children. My godmother told me that it was mermaid’s money and would always bring me good luck. I found it on the weekend when I was doing some clearing out.”

Rosa cleared her throat, but remained silent. She appeared to be waiting while Jenny gathered her thoughts. Jenny continued.

“I know this sounds crazy, but it occurred to me it’s a sign. A sign I should visit her.” The words sounded strange, even to Jenny. Was the normally clear-headed Jenny actually suggesting she should visit Oregon on the basis of having found a sand dollar she’d picked up over fifty years ago? Looking up, she saw Rosa gazing at her intently.

“What would take you to Oregon?”

‘I know. I sound crazy, but Maddy’s there.”

“Maddy?”

“Maddy.” Jenny closed her eyes as she imagined herself being welcomed into her godmother’s arms. She could almost smell the wood smoke from the stove. It had always been lit. The tang of smoke had mingled with the smell of the timber in the walls of her godmother’s home. Scenes flashed through her mind: Maddy’s warm embrace, the comfort of the old house, the wild ocean beach; running against the wind, collecting shells and driftwood; the never-ending supply of food. She shook herself. These were childhood memories. She hadn’t been there for years. She opened her eyes again. “Maddy’s my godmother.”

“Have you kept in touch with her at all?” Rosa queried. “Or is she a stranger to you?”

“Oh yes, we’ve kept in touch. It was only Christmas and birthdays, the usual things, till Mum died. Gosh, that was about ten years ago now. Then we began to communicate more often. Maddy’s even on email. Quite tech savvy for someone of her advanced years.” Jenny laughed.

“Well, sounds like you have a plan.”

“It may be a crazy idea, but I’m going to visit Maddy in Oregon. It’ll give me time to decide what to do with my life, but whatever it is it won’t be with this organization, that’s for sure. It’ll be something completely different.”

“Good on you. You know, I read about women like you the other day.”

“Women like me?”

“Women who change direction at sixty. They’re calling you downagers.”

“Downagers,” she savored the word, “I think I like that, though it may be a bit too much like dowagers.” She laughed again. “That’s what I’ll be, a downager. You mean you think it’s a good idea? It would get me out of this place and if I stay here I’ll either vegetate or die.”

“That’s a bit strong.” Rosa was pretending to look shocked, but both of them knew of several staff who had developed serious illnesses during the past year. “Though I know what you mean. I may not stay long myself.”

“You’re safe. They won’t get rid of the finance staff. Still, it wouldn’t do you any harm to look around. It’s a bit like deserting the sinking ship, though it may not be actually sinking, just going round in circles.”

Rosa smiled. “Great to see that sense of humor coming out again. It’s been a serious few weeks.”

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Happy Ending for a New Release

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“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” ~ John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

I love this quote. For me, it’s a great description for the way most of us do fall in love. It’s rarely love at first sight. Although there are people who will say this exists, I wonder whether it more lust and first sight and attraction that follows after a few deep breaths in the relationship. Maybe they are the same thing. Maybe they are not. One thing which gets talked about a lot when you’re talking about romance novels is insta-love.

What is insta-love? Where the main characters are truly, madly, deeply in love with each other just hours after meeting each other for the first time. Some people like it, but most people I know are driven slightly insane by it. I prefer to read, and write, the type of love typified in the comment above. The sort where realization is slow to dawn but when it does it hits hard that the love is undeniably there. That’s not to say there isn’t instant attraction. In fiction, just like in life, there needs to be that initial spark that draws two people together.

I think this sort of love is even better when the characters don’t realize it until they are too far gone to fight it. That adds a layer of conflict, especially in a romantic comedy style story.

 HAPPILY EVAN AFTER
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Synopsis:
Evan is a reluctant cupid. Facing an unknown term of servitude to repay his debt to the world, it is his responsibility to guide couples together. Despite initial hesitancy, he has learned to handle every case with care and he now basks in the afterglow of new-found love and relishes in the energy it provides him. But his end goal is still the promise of paradise in return for his penance.
It’s all going according to plan until he receives an assignment that is inconceivable to him. He has to find a mate for Becca, within whom lives the reincarnated soul of his one true love. Bound by his duty to find her a match, he must resist her charm and suppress his own desires. It is his job and he cannot fail, even if his own paradise now seems lost.
For a cupid, falling in love is against the rules.
Isn’t it?
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Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page. 
Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.
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I was privileged to receive an ARC of this book and this is my 5 star review:

“This is a story about a lonely girl, Becca, with only work and her hobby of photography as her regular companions.
Evan died in an unacceptable manner and as payment for his wrong doing he must act as a Cupid.
Becca is his latest assignment.
Their relationship is warm, funny and at times, tumultuous.
Can a non human being fall in love with a human and vice versa? Or, will he be called to Heaven by his superiors?
Read the story and you will find out!
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review, it is exactly what I have written. I have not read this author before and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more of her books.”

The Crypt Keeper

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K.A. Young is an award nominated   paranormal/fantasy romance author who lives with her family in the South. She is a coffee addict and book lover that began writing because her mind was swimming with incredible stories that were begging to be told. Her love for reading began as a small child when she realized that a good book was an instant escape to a mystical land that could be reached anytime and from anyplace.

 

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I’ve never been your average girl, seeing the dead has always been a way of life for me. I’d made peace with it, for the most part anyway and tried to lead a normal life as possible. I went away to school, with intentions to make a difference in the world. All that changed one day when my dad died and I got dragged into a world of deadly Cryptcreatures and ancient legends….

Molly Maddison soon finds out that nothing and no one is what they seem and it is serious grow up time. In her fight to stay alive and make things right, Molly must find the spear of legends—a weapon spelled into hiding centuries ago by a Crypt Keeper, the only weapon that will send the inhabitants of hell to a final death. Molly is torn between two deadly immortals: Levi, an entity as irresistible as he is dangerous, and Damon Night, her Guardian and sworn protector.

For centuries the Crypt Keepers of the living dimension have kept the gates of hell sealed. Now that the creatures are leaking through the cracks, Molly is the only one that stands a chance of saving the universe from utter destruction.

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2Molly Maddison grew up in a funeral home that unfortunately backed up to the largest Insane Asylum in the state. Very few understand what happens after death, Molly does. While other children were playing in the park with their living friends, Molly was in the cemetery playing with the dead. To say she is troubled is an understatement.

Now Molly has a new plan, to attempt to lead a normal life, and ban the contact with any of the dead. Realizing that she is madly in love with one of them was never part of that plan. However neither life or death ever go as planned and Molly is called upon to perform her role as the family Crypt Keeper…

Is she up for the task? Only time will tell.

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