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Fated Destiny: Sweet Retribution By Ember Moon Release Day 7/31/15

Andrea was scared. She knew something was going on downstairs, but didn’t know what. The voices she could hear were mean and loud. And suddenly she didn’t feel so well either. Her heart sank with the realization that they had drugged her―again….
Trevor had no idea if this was the right place or not, and if it wasn’t, he was as good as dead.…


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Andrea Marshall finally had her life together. She didn’t need anyone in her life, least of all a man. But there was something about that handsome stranger that sat down next to her on the plane that had her thinking anything but pure thoughts.
It was fate that had Trevor Dean on that plane in the first place. He had thought to sue the idiot that damaged his plane, but now he thinks he’ll send him a gift instead. He could tell by her scent that the beauty next to him was his mate.
He was going to tell her too just as soon as she sat back down, but the unthinkable was coming to pass…the plane had lost an engine…

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Andrea was confused. She didn’t remember being married, but the harder she tried to think about it the more her head pounded. The doctor said that the voice in her head was a figment of her imagination…but what if it wasn’t?
When it became apparent that Trevor wasn’t welcome on the sight, he’d purchased the tract of land nearby and parked his camper. He would continue his search, no matter what they said. She was calling to his heart, and even though he hadn’t heard her call for several days now, he would find her….

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Finding Us by Debra Presley Release Blitz & Rafflecopter giveaway 7/31/15

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Book Title: Finding Us (A Nucci Securities Novel)
Author: Debra Presley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2015
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Pop star Abby Murphy is living every girl’s dream. She has fame, fortune, and a handsome boyfriend, a guitar player named Sean. That changes the night she finds him in the arms of another woman. Hurt and betrayed, Abby ends their relationship. But Sean won’t accept the breakup, and she soon learns that he’s had a hidden agenda all along. Overnight, Sean transforms from loving boyfriend to dangerous adversary, and Abby no longer knows who she can trust among her friends and family.

Abby turns to her bodyguard, Danny Nucci, a man who will do everything in his power to keep her safe. But when Abby realizes her feelings for Danny run much deeper than she thought, she refuses to give in to her attraction in order to preserve her new found independence as well as protect Danny from Sean’s machinations.

When Abby finally finds the strength to reclaim her life and acknowledge her growing love for Danny, will she be able to let him in? And will Danny be able to overcome his own demons to be the man she needs him to be? Or will she be forced to let him go forever?

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DebraPresleyButton.4Debra is a native New Yorker who made her escape to the suburbs. She often returns to her hometown to visit her favorite deli for a bagel with butter, because there’s no better bagel than a New York bagel. When not in search of bagels, Debra spends her time running Book Enthusiast Promotions, an online promotions company that helps indie authors spread the word about their books. She’s also the owner of The Book Enthusiast blog.

She started writing lyrics in her wall-to-wall NKOTB bedroom at the tender age of thirteen while dreaming of the day she’d become Mrs. Jordan Knight. That dream never came to fruition, but she has continued to write. Now she’s working on her first novel.

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Omega & Love by K. Webster Book Blitz & Rafflecopter giveaway 7/30/15

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Omega & Love
by K Webster
Alpha & Omega #2
Publication Date: July 30, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance

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They now call me a Leviathan. A monster.

And maybe I am.

I know one soul who believes that with every part of his being.

If only he knew the truth.

If only I could make him see that I’m more than the surface of lies I spin. That I’m more than someone out for their own gain. I wish he could see—know who I was before all of this. The person I desperately cling on to that is still inside of me. The person I must protect.

One day I hope to hand him the key to the fortress that is my heart.

I just hope he doesn’t give up on Love and throw it all away…

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I hate Love.
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I’m looking at her.

There’s an innocence to her that she keeps carefully hidden.

But I see it.

Inside of her is someone that she has revealed to no one.

Not even me when I once thought we were in love.

Of course now I know that was all a farce but still, she hid that even from me.

But not now—now, I see more.

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

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Unbound by Emily Goodwin release blitz & Rafflecopter giveaway 7/30/15

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by Emily Goodwin
Publication Date: July 30, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

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Synopsis: The world of ghosts and spirits is nothing new to Anora Benson; she’s spent her whole life trying to ignore them, trying to be normal. But when the Pricolici, a group of ancient bounty hunters, are sent after her, Anora realizes she is more than just a medium.

As a witch she has power, power she doesn’t know how to use, power that makes her vulnerable to the demons that desire her gifts. Anora is alone and scared, forced to face the darkness on her own.

Then she meets Ethan, a handsome and mysterious stranger who shows up in her life right along with the magic, and he seems to know quite a bit about her and the Coven she hails from. Will she risk everything by trusting him or risk fighting alone?

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Emily Goodwin is the international best-selling author of dark fiction, including the award winner Contagium zombie series and the dark romance STAY.

Emily lives with her husband, daughter and German Shepherd named Vader. Along with writing, Emily enjoys riding her horse, designing and making costumes and Cosplay.

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Brothers of Rock by Karolyn James Series Sale 7/30/15

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OFF THE RECORD

She’s supposed to get the story of a lifetime… not fall in love…

Coming off tour, lead singer of Gone by Autumn – Ryan Rasoner – plans to finish a new song, take a few shots of whiskey, and then invite a woman over for a no-strings-attached one night stand. In that order.

Running into a beautiful woman at the club that night gives Ryan everything he needs. And maybe more.

Raine Meadow’s reporting career is at a standstill until news there’s a hot story in town revolving around an even hotter rockstar lead singer and his strung out, murderer of a father who is getting out of prison. This story can make her career… so bumping into Ryan is all part of her plan…

Feelings grow, as does the story, and soon both rockstar and reporter are faced with questions of fate and love in this sexy, gritty rockstar romance novel. Just how much is the story of a lifetime actually worth?

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UNDER THE LIGHTS 

She takes the stage to be a backup singer… only to steal the spotlight of a rockstar’s heart.

Gone by Autumn guitarist – Tanner Ashwind – maintains the rockstar lifestyle by following two very simple rules. First, the band and music is everything. Second, any woman lucky enough to share his bed never shares it twice.

It’s simple and it keeps him out of trouble… until the band agrees to hire backup singers.

Jules Sarren is desperate for a gig. Waiting tables isn’t cutting it and the mounting guilt of leaving home makes her wonder just how far off the beaten path she is in life. With nowhere else to go, she takes a leap of faith and never expects to end up singing backup for Gone by Autumn. The first show is wild… too wild… and Jules is caught in an unruly crowd until sexy guitarist, Tanner, grabs her hand.

Rules are broken, confessions made, and the band faces their greatest challenge yet when Tanner’s feelings and secrets are exposed. Teetering on destroying Gone by Autumn’s big break, can Tanner find peace in the band he loves or will he give it all up for the woman who makes him see life after the stage?

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ESCAPE THE NOISE 

A rockstar, a brokenhearted woman, and one short lived weekend…

Gabe Anselle – bassist for Gone by Autumn – doesn’t do memories. He lives for moments. It’s easier to live life through the shows, tours, parties, and one nighters and forget them the next day. Because nothing can hurt him that way.

The band gets a rare break from the road, so Gabe hightails it to a place he hasn’t visited in years. The place where he learned how to strum a guitar, a place where he fell in love with music, a place where he can be alone.

Sabrina Penten is a hopeless romantic. Which always leads her down a dark and lonely road. After being dumped by her latest boyfriend, she takes what’s supposed to be a sexy weekend away together and goes alone… or so she thinks. The guy staying in the next room to her has a wicked smile and enough bad boy grit to make a good girl like Sabrina want to have some fun… for once…

The weekend is short lived, but the feelings are not. When the opportunity to meet up comes again, Gabe can’t believe how excited he is to make memories with Sabrina. But when the damaged rockstar opens his heart, will his dark past threaten their bright future?

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FACE THE MUSIC

She shouldn’t cross the line with him… because if she does, this rockstar is going to destroy her… and possibly save her at the same time…

Gone by Autumn guitarist – and resident bad boy – Asher Acen, is still reeling from the aftermath of an accident. With rumors swirling of what caused the accident, all he wants to do is crash in his bed with a woman looking for nothing but fun.

After a show, getting some fresh air, he hears the screams of a woman in danger. And his life changes forever.

Nothing in Jocelyn’s life is in her own control. From her successful company to her personal finances, to her relationship, it’s all controlled by someone else… and she can’t remember how she got herself in this position. When it happens again at a club, the last person she expects to save her is a guitarist with a troubled tabloid history.

What begins as a fun and risky love affair soon turns serious. The press is on Asher’s back and Jocelyn knows her entire world is about to crumble. Once their secret is exposed, they’re both left with a tough choice in this wild rockstar romance novel that asks, can love truly fix all that is broken?

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CHASE THE ROAD 

She’s loved him for years… he’s loved her for years… and now is their last chance to make it work…

From the second Gone by Autumn drummer Blake met Maya, he’s loved her. He’s kept a close eye on her heart for years, desperately wanting to cross a line they swore they never would again.

The band is gearing up to hit the road and Maya is with someone else… leaving Blake wondering if he has waited too long.

Maya has herself convinced that she can survive her rocky relationship because nothing – absolutely nothing – can ever happen with Blake. She knows what she wants, but the risk of going after it may be just too much to handle.

With one phone call Blake and Maya are suddenly thrust together… finally alone… finally opening up about the past. Although Blake has rocked millions of fans on stage, there is only one person he wants in his audience for the rest of his life. Will opening old wounds close the door on their future?

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Karolyn James is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author of several romance series, including the Brothers of Rock series and the upcoming Ferry Creek contemporary romance series…

Relinquished by K.A. Hunter Blog Tour 7/30/15

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Jules Donovan has been in and out of unsavory foster homes and repulsive motels her entire life. She’s known nothing but loss, abandonment, crime, and pain. Now that she’s aged out of the system, she can’t remember ever having dreams for her future because she’s constantly fighting for daily survival.

When she meets the Riley brothers, there’s something about them that draws her in. She’s never let her guard down, but Dante and Holden make her feel valuable, like she actually matters. And for the first time in her life, she senses something she’s never experienced before—protection.

But can these mysterious brothers keep her safe from the dark monsters that lie in wait, ready for their final revenge? And how in the hell does older brother Dante know so much about her anyway?

Unbeknownst to her, things have been set in motion ever since she was ripped from her mother’s womb and, as each jagged piece of her life unfolds, she will begin to wonder, who’s really in charge of her fate?

**TRIGGER WARNING…this novel contains non-explicit scenes of abuse. There is strong language throughout. Relinquished is intended for mature readers**

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When she’s not reading, writing, or hanging out with family and friends, Kimi spends her time in the kitchen trying to come up with vegan meals that don’t taste like cardboard.

Volunteering is extremely important to her, and she and her family work with several local non-profit organizations. A portion of her sales will always go to charity.

Currently, she writes contemporary romance stories under her real name Kimi Flores and grittier romantic suspense novels under her pen name K.A. Hunter.

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Stone Deep by Tess Oliver & Anna Hart Cover Reveal 7/30/15

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You’ve heard from Colt and Hunter Stone, and now it’s time for Slade’s story. You thought the other two were tough bad boys? Just wait.

Slade Stone needs to straighten out his life. It’s time, he decides, to get a real job, steer clear of trouble and think about a future. But his good intentions go completely awry when Britton Henley stumbles into his life and his heart. Now, like it or not, Slade is in deep.

Britton Henley is out for one thing– revenge. The last thing she expected on her path to avenge her twin sister’s death was to lose her heart to Slade Stone.

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Tess Oliver is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Freefall.

She is a former teacher, who now dedicates her morning caffeine rush to writing romance instead of teaching math and   reading. Tess lives in California, the land of perpetual sunshine and traffic, with her husband, kids and five dogs. She is a longtime romance junkie, who likes her hero to be an alpha with a twist of compassion and if he has long hair and rides a horse or a motorcycle all the better. She writes young adult, new adult and adult romance in both contemporary and historical settings. When she’s not reading or writing romance, she can be found hiking, vacuuming up dog hair or baking goodies for her family.

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Revenge is Sweeter by Michelle Congdon Release Blitz 7/30/15

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Genre: Dark Romance
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Book BlurbI was trained to become an ultimate killing machine. But unlike machines, I have no off switch.

I want revenge and I’m thirsty for blood.

I will hunt down Ryuu and his organization of assassins one by one in order to quench the thirst. Starting with the man I despise the most: Caleb Spencer.

Caleb will suffer and die, by my hand, a slow and tortuous death.

But first, I need to find a way to escape from enemy territory and the many guns pointed at my head.

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I knew it was a bad idea from the beginning, an idea that would most likely lead to our deaths, but I went along with it. Because why? Because Grady Tanner of course. I have met nobody else like him before. I’ve never cared for anyone else but him before. These stupid things that normal humans call feelings have transformed me from the merciless killing monster I once was to somebody I almost don’t recognize. No matter how much I despise the idea, I’m unable to stop the way Grady makes me feel, and because of that, we are now currently being held at gun point by my father’s biggest rival and worst enemy, and the man whose son I murdered in cold blood. Mikhail Sokolov.

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Michelle Congdon resides in Sydney, Australia. She enjoys reading books of all sorts of genres, watching way too many movies and TV shows (and Disney cartoons), singing out aloud to her favourite tunes, and going on adventures involving food and travel. Michelle is loud, talks a lot and shares an ever-growing list of book husbands with a friend. She has an overactive imagination, and has tried to put it to good use by sharing stories with anyone willing to listen.

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HEART AND SOLE by Miranda Liasson Blog Tour & Rafflecopter giveaway 7/29/15

Heart and Sole
by Miranda Liasson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2015

Getting even.
One step at a time…

Maddie Kingston just walked away from everything in order to take over her family’s struggling shoe business. And she’s in some serious trouble. The majority of the company’s shares have been bought out by none other than Maddie’s ex-boyfriend, self-made billionaire Nick Holter. Now Maddie needs his help…even if it means buying Nick from a charity bachelor auction.

After the Kingstons destroyed his grandfather’s career, Nick vowed to take over their company. He’s inches from victory when he finds himself bought and paid for…by his sexy ex-girlfriend who’s hell-bent on saving her family’s company. Between their families’ feud and their own unfinished business, tempers – and emotions – run hot. Too hot.

Because kissing with the enemy is a guaranteed shoe-in for trouble…

We played a game of This or That with Miranda…let’s see what she had to say…

Heels or Flats?
(You do know you’re talking to a woman who writes in her sneakers all day long, right?) But honestly, what woman doesn’t feel that heels make you feel pretty and confident, help you express your style, and make you taller? My heroine Maddie would definitely agree!

Here are a few quotes that seem to echo this—see if you agree:

“You put heels on and you change.” –Manolo Blahnik.

“The higher the better. It’s more about an attitude. High heels empower women in a way.” –Christian Louboutin

“When I wear high heels I have a great vocabulary and I speak in paragraphs. I’m more eloquent. I plan to wear them more often.” –Meg Ryan

Black or colors?
I started to wear a lot of black when my kids were small and I had to throw clothes on quickly. There’s something sheik and comforting to me about wearing black.

Neutral décor or colors?
On the other hand, my house is all about color. Probably because I live in the fifth cloudiest city in the U. S.!

Dogs or Cats?
Both. My dog for when I need unconditional love 24-7 and my cat when I want to be mostly left alone (except for when she sits on my keyboard☺)

Coffee or Tea?
Coffee all the way. But in a strange twist, I have migraines and can’t have caffeine! So I drink Starbucks decaf and fantasize about the caffeine high! (Tragic, because there is nothing as good as that start-your-day-off-caffeine boost.)

Coke or Pepsi?
Diet Coke with lots of ice from McDonald’s drive through. Don’t ask me why, it’s just  so much better—colder, more bubbly, tastier!—than home.

M and M’s or Skittles?
For me, it’s all about the chocolate. Need I say more?

Airplane or Train?
Car. Like the autonomy and airplane travel is constant hassle.

Thor or Loki?
Two words—Chris Hemsworth.

Print or eBook?
Both. The books I love I buy in print because as an author I study them and it’s easier to do that with a hard copy.

Whenever I go away anywhere, I can never decide which books to bring! My e-reader has let me hoard all the books I want in one simple, thin package! Miraculous!

Summer or winter?
Summer all the way! I will never complain about heat!

Same vacation spot or different?
I love going to the same place over and over. Comforting, familiar, beautiful. Drives my hubby crazy.

Miranda Liasson loves to write stories about courageous but flawed characters who find love despite themselves, because there’s nothing like a great love story. And if there are a few laughs along the way, even better! She won the 2013 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award for Series Romance for the book which became This Thing Called Love, out this spring from Montlake Publishing, and also writes contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, three kids, and office mates Maggie, a yellow lab, and Posey, a rescue cat with attitude.

Miranda loves to hear from readers! Find her at mirandalisson.com, Facebook.com/MirandaLiassonAuthor or on Twitter @mirandaliasson.

TO KISS A RAKE by Barbara Monajem Release Day Blitz & Rafflecopter giveaway 7/29/15

To Kiss A Rake
by Barbara Monajem
Series: Scandalous Kisses, #1
Genre: Regency Historical Romance
Release Date: July 29, 2015

WHEN A LADY IS ABDUCTED BY MISTAKE…

Melinda Starling doesn’t let ladylike behavior get in the way of true love. She’s secretly helping with an elopement, when she’s tossed into the waiting coach and driven away by a notorious rake.

REVENGE REALLY DOESN’T PAY.

Miles Warren, Lord Garrison, comes from a family of libertines, and he’s the worst of them all—or so society believes. When Miles helps a friend to run away with an heiress, it’s an entertaining way to revenge himself on one of the gossips who slandered him.

Except that he drives off with the wrong woman…and as if that wasn’t scandalous enough, he can’t resist stealing a kiss.

Setup: Miles and Melinda have just been united in a marriage of great inconvenience which neither of them wished. They haven’t consummated the marriage yet (for a reason Melinda would rather I didn’t mention here). Miles is taking advantage of the next few days to work up to it, though.

     Miles guided the greys between two wagons. “Putting on an act, pretending to be madly in love, worked well enough in a pinch, but now that we’re married, we should take a different approach.”
     “Which is?” asked Melinda.
     “We should get to know one another,” he said.
    She huffed. “Obviously we’ll do that.”
     “By means of flirtation.”
     That delicate flush arose in her cheeks again. “I beg your pardon?”
     “Think about it. If I were courting you, we would flirt.” He paused to let her absorb the notion. “Wouldn’t we? You must have flirted with many men.” His heart beat painfully at the thought that she might continue to do so.
     “Only if I knew they weren’t serious,” she said. “The moment they got that intent expression in their eyes, as if they wanted to steal a-a kiss…” Her eyes widened. For a hushed second, her gaze hovered on his lips. Abruptly, she looked away. “I wouldn’t let them.”
     “Ah.” He suppressed a smile. “That privilege fell to me, and I seized it most unfairly.”
    She took a deep breath. Did she realize how it made her bosom rise and fall? “And if it seemed they were on the verge of making an offer, I stopped flirting straightaway.”
     “But that was then and this is now, and you’re already married to me. Think of the next few days as our courtship. We’ll drive in the Park, we’ll perhaps have ices at Gunter’s, we may even get invited to a ball or two, and…”
     “We’ll flirt.” She glanced at him from under her lashes—at his mouth again—and away.
     “But it will be much different from before. Instead of stopping at the first sign of serious intent, you’ll carry on as if your interest is as genuine as mine.”
     She chewed on her bottom lip. She toyed with the fingertips of her glove.
     “As if it’s leading somewhere,” he said.
     Melinda knew perfectly well that he meant the consummation of their marriage, but why must she blush so easily? She’d mentioned that kiss, and all of a sudden she couldn’t keep her eyes away from his mouth. “Which it is,” she said gruffly. There wasn’t much room on the seat of the curricle—enough for the two of them, but very little space between. She’d never flirted with a man in such close proximity before. It certainly added spice to the experience.
     “So there’s no reason to shy away or give me the cold shoulder or whatever you did to those fellows,” he said. “You may indulge your natural enjoyment of flirtation as much as you like.”
     She bristled at that. “Who told you I enjoy flirting?” Then she remembered. “Is it something Lord Bottleford said? He was forever reprimanding me for being too friendly, and saying a lady should maintain a proper distance at all times. To him, that meant ignoring everyone else and listening enraptured while he prosed on and on. And on.” She rolled her eyes. “And on.”
     His lips twitched. His eyes gleamed. Something inside her did a strange little flip.
     She pulled herself together. He disconcerted her without even saying a word. “Who, then? My grandmother?”
     “No, I didn’t mean you in particular, but rather one’s natural tendency to flirt with members of the opposite sex. It’s quite primitive, I think—rather like mating rituals of birds or beasts.”
     Primitive. What an odd word to use of flirting, which had always seemed a highly civilized behavior until now. And yet…how very enticing.
     She wanted him to kiss her again.

Winner of the Holt Medallion, Maggie, Daphne du Maurier, Reviewer’s Choice and Epic awards, Barbara Monajem wrote her first story at eight years old about apple tree gnomes. She published a middle-grade fantasy when her children were young. When they grew up, she turned to writing for grownups, first the Bayou Gavotte paranormal mysteries and then Regency romances with intrepid heroines and long-suffering heroes (or vice versa). Some of her Regencies have magic in them and some don’t (except for the magic of love, which is in every story she writes).

Barbara loves to cook, especially soups, and is an avid reader. There are only two items on her bucket list: to make asparagus pudding and succeed at knitting socks. She’ll manage the first but doubts she’ll ever accomplish the second. This is not a bid for immortality but merely the dismal truth. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia with an ever-shifting population of relatives, friends, and feline strays.