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Michele E. Gwynn is a multigenre author living in San Antonio. She previously wrote for newspapers, magazines, and online websites like Examiner.com (under the categories of Film, Animal Rights, and Sex and Relationships), Alwayz Therro Magazine, FashionErotica Digital, and more. As a journalist, she’s covered news and events, and conducted countless celebrity interviews.

Gwynn has published several books and has three series currently; the Checkpoint, Berlin Detective Series (crime/detective for 18+); The Harvest Trilogy (Horror/Sci-Fi #UFO series inspired by a true event); and the Angelic Hosts Series (supernatural action/adventure, romance YA & NA). She also has a several stand alones to include both paranormal and mystical romance. The new year will see the publishing of the first full novel in her new series, The Ghosts of Cardiff, Murder in the Vale: The Mystery at Llandaff Cathedral, and the long-anticipated second children’s book, The Cat Who Cooked Spaghetti.

As if that weren’t enough, she has published adult short stories under the pen name Xaviera Snow.

She resides in the small town of Schertz, Texas on the northeast side of San Antonio with her four felines who so graciously allow her to reside in their home. This is the town where she grew up, and it is also the focal location for the second book in the Harvest Trilogy, Celluloss (Strange name, stranger story).

When not writing or hanging out with family and friends, she loves to travel, and has so far been all over the United States, lived as a child in Goose Bay, Labrador, was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and visited Cardiff and Berlin with brief stops in London and Amsterdam. She plans to visit Brussels next as well as both Spain and Italy. Many of her story ideas are born from her travels, and two of her series were directly inspired by both Berlin and Cardiff.

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The Checkpoint, Berlin Detective Series (Exposed: The Education of Sarah Brown, The Evolution of Elsa Kreiss, and Coming Soon, The Redemption of Joseph Heinz) – Available on Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo

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The Harvest Trilogy (Harvest, Celluloss, Census) – Available on Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo, iTunes (Audiobook)

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Angelic Hosts Series (Camael’s Gift, Camael’s Battle, Sophie’s Wish) – Available on Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo, iTunes (Audiobook)

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Waiting a Lifetime (Inspirational Romantic Novella)

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Darkest Communion (Paranormal Romantic Novella) Top Pick 5 Star Review for The Romance Reviews

Split (Psychological Thriller Short Story in Paper Gold Publishing’s Box Set, The Edge of Madness) Amazon.com

Synthesis (Science Fiction Short Story Exclusive to Library Charity Fundraising Book, Tales and Poems from Universal City, Texas)

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The Power of Three (Erotic Short Story)
Erotic Liaison (Erotic Short Story
A Royal Scandal (Erotic Short Story)
The Erotic Diary of Xaviera Snow (Anthology of Previous Three Short Stories plus Bonus Erotic Essays)

Coming this July from Xaviera Snow – Hiring John (An Erotically Incorrect Romantic Comedy to be Released in a New Box Set from The Crazy Lady Authors)

Book: Crossing The Line (The GEG Series #3)

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Author: Jacquelyn Ayres

Genre: erotic romance/humor



Synopsis

Psychotherapist, Madelyn St. Claire, has all the answers. At least, that’s what the plaques on her wall say. There isn’t a fear she’s met that she hasn’t helped a client blast through. So, why can’t she work through her own?
Oh, that’s right…
She’s been so busy helping everyone else through their challenges over the years, including her best friends—the GEGs—that she never even realized she had any of her own true fears. Then again, she didn’t have a reason to until he came along.

Cellist, Declan Pierce, can hit all the right notes, as long as he’s hitting them on stage. When he’s off . . . well—he’s off. So, he keeps his head down and tries to stay focused on his career and his son, Hunter. They have shared in a trauma that would bring most closer. However, theirs has only weighted their bond down, slowly causing them to drift further and further apart. 

That is until a beacon of light shines through.
That beacon is about five-foot-nothing, all curves, heart, brains, and no BS.

But that is only part of this story.

It’s a long road to Happily Ever After. Maddie and Declan learn that it takes more than just the two of them to get there, and it’s not a smooth stroll. It’s not meant to be, though, is it?

Life can give you whiplash. Buckle in and hold tight to those closest to you because, honestly…

It takes a village to make love epic.

My Review

Every woman needs a Gusband and AustralianKisses!!! Can I give it more than 5 stars. I have been following the GEGS from the beginning. If you have not read them~ you should but you could read this one without the others. I absolutely adore that fact that it is written as if your bestie is sitting across the table from you, sharing a bottle of wine and some noms. I laughed, cried, through a temper tantrum,laughed and cried again. The GEGS are the friends you just can’t wait to see again.


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I am a domestic engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young, impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine), and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work this magic from the beautiful state of New Hampshire.
Before becoming a domestic goddess (not really), I spent over a decade in the medical field, where I wore more hats than the Queen.
I have loved the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn’t reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures.
Finding myself again through my writing in The Lost & Found Series, The One, and The GEG Series has been nothing short of a dream come true. Also, it makes people feel better when I laugh randomly or talk to myself, knowing it’s my characters and not “the voices” . . . that would be creepy.
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Melanie James, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries writes laugh-out-loud romantic comedies, steamy paranormal romances, and erotic contemporary romance books that will have you reaching for the ice. With over 25 books to choose from you are sure to find many additions to your romance library. Melanie is married to a wonderful man who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and an adorable grand-baby.
Melanie graduated Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She holds a Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Letters & Science degree. Melanie is working on her Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Wisconsin Stout.

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Accidental Leigh

How does a girl become a witch? By accident, of course! Leigh Epstein is a grief stricken and lonely elementary school teacher that is devastated by the brutal and unexpected death of her true love at the hands of a careless writer. She overcomes her grief by taking matters in her own hands and takes up a little romance writing to resurrect her vampire-werewolf book-boyfriend. Leigh gets more than she bargained for when she discovers that every steamy erotic scene she creates is magically reenacted by her family, friends and coworkers.


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Serious Leigh

Leigh is back and so are the mishaps! Grab your copy today!
Now things have gotten serious. Seriously crazy! Love is in the air, but so is catastrophe now that Leigh is getting some very strong feelings for Hunter, the Hunky roofer turned Police Academy cadet. Find out almost everything, and even learn about a Paranormal Pet Shop, what really sank the Titanic, magic brownies, how the Great Chicago Fire really started. Don’t miss this installment!


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Hopeful Leigh

Leigh and the gang are back for more magical mayhem when she pens her newest disasterpieces Bangin’ the Billionwere and Regurgitant. Calamity ensues when Randy Johnson and Gertie O’Leary unwittingly uncover a new mystery for Leigh and her hapless coven to sort out!

If Leigh has learned anything this summer, it’s that magic can be chaotic. Despite some headline making disasters in her last diary, Leigh is eternally hopeful. With Four-bitten Fangtasy behind her, Leigh decides to write a little paranormal erotica with her newest disasterpiece, Bangin’ the Billion-were. She even takes on a rehash of the popular YA dystopian genre in her novella Regurgitant. It seems that even the editing of other author’s writing can make her unwittingly fire up her literal-witchcraft. Leigh finds out how bad things can get when her friends ask her to edit their own cowboy-biker book, Steel Stetsons. Despite the flurry of writing, Leigh’s romantic heart is racing. Her boyfriend Hunter will finally graduate from the Chicago Police Academy. Will Leigh and Hunter finally be able to enjoy some quality time on a camping trip? What will Leigh think of Hunter’s unique family? What is Luna capable of when pushed to an act of desperation?
It seems Randy “Johnson” (Designer at Paranormal Chic) and Gertie have unwittingly uncovered a new mystery for Leigh and her hapless coven to sort out. Now, the upcoming Witches Halloween Gala is in jeopardy, not to mention the future of civilization. Follow these magical misfits as they travel half way around the world to a hexed Scottish Castle and take on the very essence of evil, in Hopeful Leigh.


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Haunting Leigh

It’s Halloween, Leigh’s favorite time of the year. As a rookie witch with high hopes, she has a lot to look forward to. When a mysterious supernatural force meddles in her life things take a turn for the worse. Hunter gets caught in the paranormal crossfire and his very soul may be at risk. Leigh’s job seems to have suddenly gone sour as well. The public school doesn’t share this young teacher’s enthusiasm for what they deem to be a religious holiday. To keep her entire life from falling apart at the seams, Leigh needs serious help. Once again she calls on her trustworthy but inept best friends to pull her through. Magical mayhem abounds. Leigh has a run-in with a bizarre cult bent on human sacrifice, some galloping golems, AND pesky ghosts—not to mention stray bolts of witchcraft! Can Marie Laveau and Hunter’s parents help the gang put together an emergency séance in the historic but haunted Schlitt House? They find out some ghosts can be a real drag, possession has side effects, and exorcisms are unpredictable at best. What will the Witches Halloween Gala in Salem be like? Will we finally find out what the deal is with Luna when she gets her paw read? Read all about it in Haunting Leigh.


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Joyful Leigh

‘Tis the season for magical mayhem. Leigh vows upon her magic desk and witch’s broom that Thankshanukkamas will be filled with childlike joy for her, her family, and her friends—even if it kills them. And it may just come to that! With a new publishing contract in hand, the disasterpieces fly from Leigh’s desk. With titles like Sleighing the Elfa-The Elf Pack Book1, Restoring The Old Schlitt House-A “Do Yourself” Romance, Fangin’ the Billion-were, and Gangin’ the Billion-were, the mischief piles up.

When the EPA (Elf Protection Agency) shows up at Leigh’s door, she’s got some explaining to do. Throw in a couple of retired mobsters, Fur-Con, bats in the belfry, along with a shape-shifting witch, and you’ve got a recipe for catastrophe. Can Leigh and the gang save the fate of all paranormals. Or will this be the end of the line for Leigh and her band of magical misfits?


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Disastrous Leigh

What do you get when you mix Witches’ Brew, a coven of hapless witches, arrest warrants, and an unfortunate novel, Shifty Blades of Fae? The newest adventure for Leigh Epstein and her band of magical misfits! It’s a journey fraught with hilarious disaster at every turn. In this wedding gone wild, will Leigh finally get to say “I do”?

Planning the perfect wedding can be stressful, even for a seasoned witch. But for a newbie like Leigh Epstein and her coven of zany BFFs, it’s more like running a hundred yard dash through a minefield as they prepare for the ultimate paranormal wedding.


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Karma Inc.

Witches, Werebears, and Imps. Oh my!

Waiting for Karma is fine—for the patient. But for the rest of us, it sure would be nice to give Karma a little nudge every once in a while.

Too many dates that turned out to be losers or liars? Have a problem with two faced backstabbers? And don’t even start with the so-called customer service centers. There comes a day when enough is really, truthfully, enough already. For Kelly and Esmeralda, two snarky single witches, that day was yesterday. After applying their witchcraft to dish out a little magical payback, they realize they have a penchant for the dark art of revenge. And who’s to say a witch can’t make a few bucks with a talent like that?

Doing the odd job was fun and gratifying. Then along came an unusual client with a pitch for an idea, “Karma Inc.-Reality TV.” The witches set up shop in the sleepy little town of Caldron Falls, Wisconsin. By enabling the good citizens to settle old scores, they hoped to transform the town into a virtual coliseum of televised revenge. It didn’t take long before a few inconvenient and unexpected dead bodies began to pile up. To complicate matters, Caldron Falls just happens to have more than its fair share of paranormal creatures, not to mention a Chicago mobster seemingly bent on taking over the town.

Can Esmeralda and Kelly solve the rash of unexplained deaths before they get the blame and end up behind bars? What will Marie Laveau and the Witches Union have to say about this? And as any fool knows, Karma carries a roundtrip ticket.


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Mission Impawsible

Witches, Were-bears, & Wayward Spells!

Everything happens for a reason, even if it’s caused by incompetence.

What happens when you take one very powerful wand, crack open an ancient spell book and mix thoroughly with a pair of inexperienced witches? For Kelly and Randy it’s a spell gone wild. With no idea what sort of magical mayhem they’ve created, they have to choose between waiting for the Witches Union to hunt them down or take their chances with a life on the run. But there is another choice, to figure out the spell and try to undo it before it’s too late.

When Kelly learns her spell has direct consequences on her were-bear boyfriend, she has no choice but to gather up the witches of Karma, Inc for a new adventure. The gang will take on a new cast of troublemakers in paranormal-infested Caldron Falls. It’s up to Kelly to see if she has what it takes to lead her crew of witchy buffoons on a Mission Impawsible to save her were-bear.


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Gertie’s Paranormal Plantation

Everyone’s favorite witch, Gertie O’Leary, is back! And she has a story of her own to tell.

“One thing I’ve learned about running a shelter for paranormal creatures, you can’t afford to let your guard down. It all started when I welcomed an enchanting new guest to my plantation. Strange things started to happen. Well, more strange than usual. I was caught off guard by some conflicting feelings and it spurred me on to get Brad, the love of my life, committed. To moving in with me, that is. In any case, I was willing to do whatever it took: love spells, black magic, and something so naughty I’d rather not mention it here. Nothing worked out quite the way I planned and I ended up having to go to hell and back just to save my own self! If it wasn’t for Marie Laveau and the rest of my friends, I wouldn’t be able to share this tale with you in my memoir, Gertie’s Paranormal Plantation.”

When you run a shelter for paranormal creatures, you can’t afford to let your guard down. Gertie O’Leary, a carefree and quite naïve, witch welcomes an enchanting new guest to the plantation and finds herself caught up in an ancient struggle. Can Marie Laveau and the gang pull together to save Gertie and her love life?

Love, lust, and laughs await at Gertie’s Paranormal Plantation.


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A Valentine’s Surprise

When a beautiful, young woman steps into his path with danger following close behind, police office Adam Jennings will discover there is more to life than being a cop and big brother.

A tragic past has taken its toll on Adam and his kid sister. After the death of their parents, Adam’s love life took a back seat as he struggled to be a parent, bread winner, and big brother for his little sister.

Life as a police officer in Riverton was the perfect job, not much happens in this quiet little town…until a routine morning patrol takes a deadly turn. Now Adam is looking at his life in a new way and the beautiful Amanda might be the perfect woman to complete him.

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, Adam needs to find a way to unlock Amanda’s innocent heart and find his path to happily ever after!

This contemporary holiday erotic romance contains explicit sex and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


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A Deadly Obsession

Jake Matthews never wanted the life he was born into. He’s worked hard to keep his past a secret from everyone around him including the love of his life. When an unknown force comes after the woman he loves, will he give it all up to protect her?

Redemption, justice, and vengeance. Will Jenny and the men in her life be able to see where one ends and another begins? It’s a fine line between right and wrong. How far will someone go to protect the ones they love? How much are they willing to risk?


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Snowflakes, Exes and Ohs

With two men vying for her affection, Abbie’s heart is torn between the two. One has always been there for her, no matter what. The other left when she needed him the most.


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Handsome young business man looking down to his ring while holding one hand in his pocket.

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If I could turn back time…

You know what they say about wishing for the impossible.

My name is Talia Perizkova, and time is usually my best friend. It’s been good to me in the months since I left the man who nearly killed me, and I’ve returned the favor by working hard at Stone Global Corp, even getting promoted to lead one of SGC’s key expansion projects.

There’s only one mar on that record. The night I told time to kiss my ass, during a business trip to Vegas with my bosses–yes, my bosses–and experienced a night for the record books with them both. But what happened in the City of Sin refuses to stay there for any of us, and time has joined forces with his pal, karma, to exact payback where it most matters. In my heart.

Fletcher Ford. Drake Newland. They’re two of the business world’s sexiest, most sought-after bachelors, and I’ve fallen for them both. Their passion is everything I crave, their protection is everything I need–and their love is everything my orthodox family will never let me accept.

The solution, according to them, is simple. One man steps down, so at least two of us are happy.

I could find a way…

But sacrifices are rarely simple, and one plus one doesn’t always equal happily-ever-after. That means all three of us have some huge, hard decisions to make. Take a chance on this rare love we’ve been given…or give in to fear, and lose each other forever?

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Angel Payne

Hi there. I’m Angel: book lover, writing addict, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek and avid shoe lover.

**I have a monthly newsletter now! Sign up for it right here: http://eepurl.com/LoNkz. It’s a cool way to get exclusive info, talk hot heroes, learn about new items in the Angel Payne store, talk hot heroes, further the pie or cake debate…and oh yeah, did I mention talking hot heroes?

A bit about me…

I’ve been hooked on books since I was a kid but it got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances–the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer manliness surrounded me, was certainly a good boost for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed–though my path toward romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets…backstage passes…that was a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, personal assistant work for a record producer, dance club disc jockey, and a lot of fun in the hospitality industry.

These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.

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Victoria Blue lives in her own portion of the galaxy known as Southern California. There she finds the love and life sustaining power of one amazing sun, two unique and awe inspiring planets and three indifferent, yet comforting moons. Life is fantastic and challenging and everyday brings new adventures to be discovered. She looks forward to seeing what’s next!

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I reside in Glens Falls, NY with my daughter and husband. I am blessed to have an extremely supportive family and an amazing outpouring of support from readers and fellow Authors alike. This path that I am on of a career has surprised me in many ways, I can only hope to further the road. The Rock Romance Series is just the beginning on my long and adventurous journey, I dare you to join in on the ride.

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A college student Natalie Wright. She hasn’t had it easy for years, emotionally. Her one safe haven is music. Soul breaking, body quaking, lyrics sung in such a voice the emotions are conveyed onto you.
Enter Ryan “Steele” Hurst, a chart topping lead singer in the rock band “Steele’s Army”.
The bands songs are about cheapening the meaning of love. They project the bad-boy image.
Can these two polar opposites coincide with each other on a summer tour making it out unscathed ?

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Sammie J loves to read and, through her own dreams, her stories have started to take form. She finally decided to write things down when her dreams kept repeating every night, and she hasn’t stopped since. She finds time to write while also being a stay at home mum to four children, who love to help her choose names for her characters. Her biggest supporter is her husband, who will stay up and talk to her into the early morning hours about her stories, and he isn’t shy about giving her criticism.
Sammie J likes to think she has a wicked sense of humour and she hopes it comes through in her books to her readers. If she can make you laugh, then her job is done and she feels complete.

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Kelly Cozzone was born in New Martinsville, WV. After spending 15 years in Myrtle Beach, SC, she finally made it back to her adopted hometown, Austin, TX.

When Kelly isn’t writing the mystery stories she loves, she is following her beloved Texas Longhorns. An avid football fan, she spends her fall months rooting on her favorite teams.

In addition to being an author, Kelly writes for Examiner.com and shares her thoughts and stories that strike a chord in her on her blog. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women.

Kelly has been happily married to her husband for 20 years and has three children who are her life.

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Betrayal and death permeated Tiana Alexander’s past and threatens to rip apart her future. She can’t escape the devastation of anger and pain. Bringing Tropical Dreams to life is the culmination of facing all life has dealt to her. The same life that taught her trusting someone carried dire consequences. Until David Murphy walked into her club. He made her want to trust again, made her want to love again. What she didn’t know was someone wasn’t about to let that happen. They wanted her dead! Can David keep her alive long enough to find out who is after her? Can he put aside his own demons for her? Can they overcome deceit, betrayal and more death? Or will life finally take its toll!

Surviving numerous attempts on their lives including the explosion that rocked Tropical Dreams, David Murphy and Tiana Alexander started to rebuild their lives. Living on the beautiful and tranquil island of St. Lucia, they tried not to let the ugliness of Robert Dubose invade every aspect of their lives. They knew he was coming and wouldn’t stop until someone was dead. Robert Dubose planned every second of his revenge against David and Tiana down to the littlest detail. This time he was leaving nothing to chance. Bringing a partner in on the plan almost guarantees his success. Can David and Tiana once again defeat Dubose or will he finally get his revenge? Will Dubose and his hidden partner finally succeed in killing them? Can David forgive himself for failing Tiana or will their love be another casualty?

Kick off Spring 2016 with a collection of macabre, suspenseful and disturbing thriller/horror stories from around the globe — some of which you might be able to read with the lights off. The rest are going to scare the bejeezus out of you! One thing is guaranteed: once you’ve read them, you won’t ever be the same!

A mix of previously-released stories and never-before seen tales, this set holds fifteen new worlds to explore — fifteen incredible experiences to bombard your senses, fifteen sets of characters to love, hate and run from — and who could ask for more?

The perfect companion for a leisurely weekend of mayhem is at your fingertips — one-click your copy today!

The Crazy Lady Authors aren’t just cooking up plots in their books, they’re also cooking up tasty vittles! Hey, we’re ‘crazy’ about you, so we’re ‘dishing’ our best recipes out in this awesome cookbook. It’s the CLA’s way of helping you serve up outstanding dinners in between reading any one of our published works. We know how easy it is to get lost in the pages. Before you know it, the hours have flown by and it’s time for dinner. The hubby is hollering, the kids are complaining, and even the dog wants treats. We figure it’s all our fault so why not help you maintain peace and harmony in your home by providing this amazing book of easy recipes to keep your clan well-fed? We do, however, stop short of coming to your house to cook it all up for you. We’re writing our next novels, after all! Don’t be greedy. Bon appetit!

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Gareth Cadell has known since he was a child that he would one day rule the red dragon clan and stand as the great protector against the white dragons. It wasn’t a job he wanted, but it was one he was destined to have.

Cadence De Luca met Gareth when he shows up in Boston to inspect the American arm of Cadell Industries, and the sparks fly. The minute he sees her, his dragon side ignites his desire and vows to make her his own.

Maelon Godwin, the next leader of the white dragons, is the one man who will try to ensure that doesn’t happen. He’s the man Gareth is fated to face and will do everything in his power to see that everything he desires goes up in flames.

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Lyn Croft is a sci-fi fantasy writer from sunny Southern California. There, she raises her daughter and four dogs, and brings to us wild and vivid worlds within the supernatural realms. If she’s not working on her latest adventure, you can find her annihilating zombies and aliens with the power of her Xbox controller or creating custom pieces for her jewelry business. Sink your teeth into her first series, “Bloodlines” – a saga of epic tales for the battle between good and evil or take a stellar journey beyond our worlds into her debut fantasy novel, “The Battle of Phang Lore, Quest for the Eldtale”.

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Once cast from Heaven, Zillah has vowed to destroy God and overtake his kingdom. But a key is needed to open the gates between the two realms.
The Key to the gate walks the earth in the form of a woman…young, innocent and completely unaware of her importance in the battle between good and evil. Once her blood is shed, Zillah can open the portal to release her father…Lucifer himself.
Cara, a college sophomore, is quickly thrown into the world of the supernatural, as well as learning of her true ancestry. Vampires, werewolves and the Nephilim are now a part of her reality. As the beings struggle to protect her, she fights to keep her sanity as her mortal realm is crushed.
Secrets are revealed that could shatter Cara’s new found love, as well as lead to her ultimate death. A family is torn apart as the battle to save the key leads them down a road of betrayal and heartache. Loved ones are lost, lines are crossed, and nothing is as it seems. Lies and truths twist and turn, leaving us with only one question…
Could you sacrifice the one you love to save the world?

Continuing the Bloodlines Series with Book 2 Cara expected a relaxing spring break, free from studying, free from exams. Instead, her reality has been crushed as she is thrown into a world of the supernatural and finds out that the very battle between Heaven and Hell centers around her. Halflings, Vampyres, and Werewolves are now part of her reality as she struggles to survive. Her best friend is now a vampyre and Zillah, the ancient vampyre queen is still hot on her trail. New enemies emerge as lost loved ones resurface. In this exciting sequel to BLOOD and LILIES, the Halflings fight to protect the key while everywhere they turn; they face betrayal and new enemies. Will Eamon lose Cara forever when she finds out the secrets behind the Halfling’s heritage and learns what she truly is? Or will Zillah finally win in her quest and open the portal between all realms, destroying our mortal reality and the key along with it?

War has separated the two great kingdoms of Phang Lore—a small inhabited planet deep in the Vesmos Galaxy. Hatred, sprouted from true love, has led to a great battle, bringing upon them the wrath of the creator, Ranaak, by flooding their lands and forever dividing the two great nations.
Now, a new threat comes. Word of the Eldtale has reached an ancient alien race, hell-bent for destruction and power. Leaving no survivors, their new quest will bring them to the distant planet as they search for the tree of life. Can Phang Lore survive this new threat, or will they succumb to the dangers already plaguing their lands and give the Vortans the infinite and vicious power they seek?

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ABOUT HOLLY BARBO

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Holly Barbo’s world is shaped by her love of her family, the beauty of the natural world in Northwest Washington State and an irrepressible creative drive.
Living where the scenery is incredible with a rich abundance of wildlife “is so special and soothing that it feels like a quiet kind of magic,” according to Barbo. She is drawn to creating stories where there is just a bit of something unworldly, perhaps it is magic or psychic skills. Her stories are mostly in non-urban settings and usually have some focus on nature, building a discordant drama inside the peaceful frame.

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TENDRILS
Anthology of Short Stories

Stories come from any number of places. One could start from a memory, a photo in a magazine or from pondering a news item and wondering, “What if?”

This collection arose from that sort of random stimuli. Some are pure imagination of science fiction or fantasy. Others, though, developed from random historical facts or the disturbing news stories of war-torn regions.

This is a collection of stories for those who like to think.

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SUNSTONE
A Steampunk Reality

The steam-powered civilization of Myrn is a thriving adolescent culture. But the rapid industrial development has given rise to greed, and the triumvirate of government, banks and industry leaders has lost sight of those it is supposed to serve and protect.

When a mysterious incurable illness sweeps through the impoverished masses, increasing the suffering to breaking point, rebellion seems unavoidable. Society is on the brink of revolution, and the planet is marked for destruction.

M’nacht, his son Kes, and his team of researchers investigate a legend about three sacred fossils that could save the people and rebalance Myrn. However, they are not the only ones looking. Where they see salvation, others see power, wealth and control.

Will the gifts from the goddess Navora be found in time to save their world, or will the sacrifice of innocents be lost under the weight of human depravity and corruption?

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THE SAGE SEED CHRONICLES
(YA Fantasy)

Follow the story of a race of people who settled on the planet Ose.

Some – the sages – are using their wisdom and special abilities to look after the planet and its adolescent culture. But growing up isn’t easy. Before the civilization can mature, its people have a few lessons to learn…

The Unraveling was the winner of Indie Book of the Day 25 April 2014
The Lost was the winner of the Most Satisfying Ending Howey Award in 2014
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THE FOUNDERS

There are no monsters on Ose. People can be monstrous enough.

Disaster strikes the beautiful world of Ose. Marisily is one of the Sages who can help heal the planet when nuclear winter pushes the civilization back to the brink of destruction. Only she doesn’t know her own powers yet.

It is survival of the fittest as vicious outlaws destroy all that remains, kidnapping, enslaving and killing those weaker than themselves.

With a bounty on her head, alone and betrayed by her own father, can a young woman find the strength and wisdom necessary to rally the good people of Ose and rebuild their culture?

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THE HEALERS

A virulent disease sweeps through the budding civilization on the planet Ose. As people are dropping like flies, the healers’ guild is not making headway in finding a cure.

Just as every hope seems lost, young Ree comes into her sage powers. Despite having to fight the disapproval from those who think her too young and inexperienced, she comes up with a cure from unusual natural sources.

The race is on to get ahead of the epidemic. Time is tight, and a swindler’s ‘miracle cure’ makes matters worse.

With Ree and the healers’ lives in danger, is the whole planet doomed?

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THE UNRAVELING
Scheduled for Release: June 7, 2016

Something is shaking Erin’s world. Freak storms and disastrous earthquakes ravage the land, and perfectly healthy people are suddenly dying. Are these harmless coincidences or deliberate, connected events?

Erin’s parents die of a mysterious fever, but she isn’t fooled. It is clearly murder. Why would someone want to kill a weaver and his wife? Besides, Erin can feel that same malevolent energy hunting her down. Is that a new skill she didn’t know she had?

With no time to grieve, Erin leaves home and joins a merchant caravan for protection and to give herself time to solve the puzzle.

Who killed her parents? Why are they trying to kill her, too? And why is the planet unraveling?

The Unraveling is currently part of LEGENDS, a sci-fi/fantasy multi-author box set.

THE REWEAVING
Scheduled for Release: July 22, 2016

A major event of cataclysmic proportions threatens Ose. The damage done by false gossip and accusations has infected people’s minds, and a misguided but deadly witch hunt hinders the remaining sages’ ability to concentrate on correcting the planet’s imbalance.

Their one chance to save the civilization comes with the next eclipse, but there are too few of them left, and very little time. The people, the weather, and even the planet itself seem to fight them at every step.

Can Drune and the other sages reweave the fabric of their world before the eclipse tears it apart?

THE LOST
Scheduled for Release: September 2, 2016

Long-lost artifacts lure people from a lost population out on a secret quest. At the same time, an unexpectedly strong winter storm forces Erin to take refuge in an isolated cabin.

Unbeknownst to her, this was the last known location of the missing items that Kai, one of the lost, is looking for.

Dismayed to find Erin at the cabin, he reacts in the only logical way: Kill any witnesses to protect his people.

With a ferocious blizzard ravaging the realm, will the sages be able to prevent bloodshed? And what would it take to avoid war with THE LOST ones?

QUICK READS

A BELTANE GIFT
(Contemporary Paranormal)

Summer in Scotland, and Mari is working on an archeological dig of a Viking burial ship during Beltane, a time of the year when the veil shrouding the spirit world thins. What could possibly go wrong?

THE TIN OF HONEY
(Dystopian)
Scheduled for Release: May 19, 2016

Life is tough for Zoe in the new world. As a small child, her voice can never be heard and she may as well be invisible. Except as a slave.

THE DRAGIL: BROKEN MAGIC
(Fantasy)
Scheduled for Release: July 7, 2016

When Willum, an apprentice book maker, has a nasty fall, he loses all of his memories…including the strictures concerning protective magic for the exquisite miniature dragons called Dragilios. Not knowing he is breaking the magic law, and sending the little Dragil, Malle, into deadly peril, he draws the friendly, little dragil.

The moment the picture is finished the protective spell shatters. Her anguished cry as she disappears restores his memory.

Devastated at what he has done and wanting to right the wrong or die trying, Willum undertakes a dangerous quest into the malignant world of the giant leather-winged dragons.

Can he find her in time before she is ripped apart and eaten or, if he stays too long in that lethal land, before he becomes stone?

The hourglass sands are slipping away toward the doom of the boy and the fragile little dragil. Can he save them both?

The Dragil: Broken Magic is currently part of LEGACY, a fantasy multi-author box set.

THE CONTRACT
(Thriller)
Scheduled for Release: August 12, 2016

What do you do when you no longer need something? You discard it, right? Which is exactly what happens when Keith gets tired of his wife. The contract is signed and all systems are go. Except someone hasn’t read the small print.

THE BALL
(Contemporary Fiction)
Scheduled for Release: September 23, 2016

Life is tough for Zoe in the new world. As a small child, her voice can never be heard and she may as well be invisible. Except as a slave.

TREASURED LEGACY
(Contemporary Fiction)
Scheduled for Release: November, 2016

With dwindling time, Leone uses the last of her strength to share important family history with her only living relative: her grandson David. Despite her final wish to not sell the family heirloom, David and Anne look into it because of their desperate need for money. But the treasured pieces have many secrets and the young couple finds themselves in unexpected danger.

A CRYSTAL SNOWFLAKE
(Thriller)
Scheduled for Release: December, 2016

When Chayse’s friend is murdered before he can get protective custody, she and her department in Homeland Security are thrust into a race to stop a destructive cyber worm from wiping out all bank and stock market records during the Christmas break.

The good news is there is an inoculating code which will stop the worm. The bad news is it is hidden in a special crystal concealed in the sculpted walls of a beautiful ice hotel in the lapland region of Sweden and the terrorists are searching for it too.

As the snow flurries of November become frozen December, each side rushes to find the crystal…with entirely different goals. Will the Christmas holiday bring destruction for western financial systems?

A Crystal Snowflake is currently part of THE EDGE OF MADNESS, a thriller/horror multi-author box set.

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Enjoying San Francisco as a backdrop, the ghosts in USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Rinella’s 150-year-old Victorian home augment the chorus in her head. With insomnia as their catalyst, these voices have become multifarious characters that haunt her well into the sun’s crowning hours, refusing to let go until they have manipulated her into succumbing to their whims. Her experiences as an actress, business owner, artisan cake designer, software project manager, Internet radio disc jockey, vintage rock n’ roll journalist/fan girl, and lover of dark and quirky personalities influence her idiosyncratic writing.

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If a painting in the home of your perfect man reflects your dreams of doom, do you run, or do you dare to embrace love?
While Lizetta lives a life of compassion, childhood bullying over a few extra pounds have caused this sparky woman to lose site of the beauty of her soul. Jensen’s recent past is filled with substance abuse, shady morals, and loose women. A brutal wake up call forced him to find his way back to the gentle soul he once was; however, there are some whose futures depend on the return of the demon.
Souls can heal, but how long can they fight the forces that seek to destroy them? If one of those forces is the person who shattered your self-image, and she is determined to take down the one you love, would you still believe that everyone deserves a second chance?


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The Rock and Roll Fantasy Collection features standalone novels where the characters’ love of music plays a pivotal role in both their lives and the plot. The standalone novellas revolve around the supporting characters. Although the books can be read in any order, those who wish to enjoy the entire collection should start with It’s A Marshmallow World before moving on to Scary Modsters … and Creepy Freaks, Queen Midas In Reverse, followed by Voices Carry. Please watch for Moonlight Serenade, coming soon.

It’s a Marshmallow World
(The prequel to The Rock and Roll Fantasy Collection.)

Once upon a time, Darla was given a mystical gift, along with an ominous message. Now, meeting Chris puts her head in a spin. Could it be that gift from long ago holds the key to their happiness?

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Scary Modsters … and Creepy Freaks
(Part of The Rock and Roll Fantasy Collection.)

A fantastical romance involving a woman, the music that fuels her, and her Ouija board.

Rosalyn possesses a sunny personality that is laced with quirks. Although she seeks acceptance in a world where she lives out of time, what she gets is ridiculed for her eclectic wardrobe and unconventional music collection.

One fateful night, Rosalyn bewitches Niles, a stylish man whose offbeat character perfectly complements her own. Unfortunately, he possesses a critical flaw that means relationship suicide for him and pretty much anyone.

While under the influence of insomnia-impaired judgment, Rosalyn summons Rock ‘n Roll deity Peter Lane back from the dead. Not only does he spin her hormones into a frenzy, Peter is also the precarious puzzle piece that brings sense into her world. When Niles learns that he can overcome his life-long challenge by helping Peter avenge his death, how far will he go to secure Rosalyn’s heart?

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Queen Midas In Reverse
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For Jacqueline, a second date is as rare as a unicorn. She’s beautiful. She’s intelligent. So why is she experiencing a string of first dates that leaves her ducking behind bushes and running for buses? Contrary to her nature, trading in her heels and curling iron for an easy chair surrounded by cats sounds appealing. Is she cursed, or can she find the man who will steal her heart?

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Voices Carry
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An incredible romance involving a man, the music he craves, and the voice that haunts him.

Rock and roll turns Brandon Wayne into a juvenile delinquent in all the best ways—crazed, ambitious, and with a slip of danger nagging at his hips. His marketing job at Endeara Candies and hunting down classic vinyl nirvana at Warped Records make his world seem ordinary, but there is another side to his life.

As an anniversary of tragedy approaches, odd occurrences riddle Brandon’s mind with questions. Whose voice is suddenly materializing in his head? Is he fabricating a psychic who looks like one of his favorite rock stars? Why is he having retro dreams involving welded beer cans, disco, and a punk rock girl? The puzzle seems never ending.

Have the musty fumes at Warped Records and the terrible candy at work rotted Brandon’s brain? Has he crossed into the realm of insanity? Or is the reason for the madness beyond his comprehension?

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Love’s Forbidden Flower

The heart cares not what society forbids.

Lily nurtures a secret love for a flawless man—the one who is her soul mate. Donovan is gorgeous, charismatic, and delights in all of Lily’s talents and quirks. Their innate knowledge of each other is almost telepathic. Together they interlock like fine threads creating luxurious silk.

But society dictates this picture-perfect adoration is the ghastliest of all possibilities.
As Lily embarks on a quest for the romance the heavens intended, her suitor turns reluctant. Desperate to uncover why Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hiding decayed from a tender-hearted gentleman into a ferociously self-serving, cocky bastard, Lily is prepared for battle when it comes to the salvation of her soul mate. However, Donovan traps Lily in a mental game of chess, leaving her to question his sanity. When Lily’s revelations about Donovan’s destructive alter ego lead to an inconceivable truth, can she help Donovan survive fate’s cruel joke?
Impassioned, witty, and deeply moving, Love’s Forbidden Flower is filled with stunning controversies that will forever haunt your heart.

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An eternity of passion cannot be quelled by society.

Once upon a time Donovan assured Lily all of her dreams would come true. But how could he keep the promise of a fairy tale when her truest goals could not involve him, though her deepest desires did?

Now, Lily has it all—love, passion, a family, and the career of her dreams—with Christopher. But something is lacking. She and Donovan have spent the last ten years living apart, and the soul mates are eager to reunite. Can Donovan keep his promise to give Lily all she desires, even with Christopher in the way?

For Lily and Donovan, the past is a mirror to the future that cannot be shattered.

Donovan is convinced Lily has been his love for all eternity. Determined to unravel the past, they embark on a journey to discover where it all began. For centuries Donovan has stolen Lily’s heart while forced to suffer for his love. How much can a soul endure before the breaking point is reached and a monster emerges? Can the demons of the past be combated to pave the way for happiness in the next life? Or has the abuse suffered in this life already turned Donovan hell bound?

Time and again, one woman has destroyed their happiness. It’s time to silence her—once and for all.
Ravishingly sinful, witty, and controversial, Time’s Forbidden Flower, the sequel to Love’s Forbidden Flower, is a barrier breaking love story of time unwound.

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Love’s Erotic Flower
(Due to explicit content, Love’s Erotic Flower is not available at mainstream retailers.)

Society’s torch only illuminates our path.

Very disturbing or somewhat intriguing? That is the question Donovan asks himself over his soul mate’s latest idea for bedroom antics. Undecided, he enters into a bet. If Lily wins, Donovan will become a willing participant in an unsettling new adventure. If she loses… Well, does Donovan really want her to lose?

Warning: This title contains graphic language and raunchy sexual situations. It is intended for those 18 years of age and older.

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