New Release, Cover Reveal and just HI!!!

Happy Monday book lovers!!! Today is an exciting day for me. My second single novella drops today and I’m both excited and nervous as to how it will be received. Because I Love Him, my first single novella which came out last month has being doing great since it’s release (Thank you ❤ ) and I’m hoping for the same for Love Her Right.

So, how about a little intro?

Love Her Right is a Black Man White Woman Interracial Romance, happy for now and maybe in the future too, kind of story. This is something very different from what I’m used to writing which are HEA (Happily Ever Afters). I’ve written sad stories (Candle Light Series) but still with a HEA (somewhat) and I thought it was time for a change. Hopefully this is a good change.

unnamedBlurb: Jolie Simmons has been dreaming about being Mrs. MacKenzie Masters since she was thirteen. She has been in love with the boy from across the street for years and already has their wedding and their happily ever after planned out. But those plans are derailed two days after her eighteenth birthday when his parents die and Mac leaves to join the air force. Five years later, he’s back to turn her life upside down again. Should she give him a chance, or will he abandon her and break her heart again?

 

On other exciting news, the third book of the Dukkha Fate Series, Tide Of Fate finally has a cover! Like always Dawne did a great job with it, I couldn’t be happier.

The Dukkha Fate Series is a Werewolf Shifter Interracial Romance series. The Beginning (free series preview on all sites) is the very first book I ever wrote. Ever!!! So this series is pretty close to my heart. I discovered my love of writing as I was hesitantly toying around with the idea of an Interracial paranormal romance.

Tide Of Fate is the bridge between the first two and the second two books in the series. So much happens in Rein’s of Fate and Fate’s New Dawn and it’s all because of the night Ash and Lee meet in Fate Reborn. That night changed Lee’s fate completely giving her a new path. In the intro of the books, I spoke of there being magic, it only comes up at the end of Tide Of Fate, all because of Ash.

The danger they face in the first two books is like kid’s play compare to what they will be facing in the last two. To say I’m excited to write them is an understatement. I’m uber excited and freaked about delivering these last two books as expected by fans.

Here is the cover…

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Pretty cool right? Tide Of Fate will be released late September so stay tuned!!!

Click here to get your copy of  Love Her Right for your Kindle!!

 

 

 

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Connie L. Smith’s newest release Jivin’ Tango

Blurb:

Lila and Austin have known each other since she befriended his younger brother when she was a toddler. In fact, since her parents moved from her hometown, Lila’s lived with Austin’s family. The two are friends, though more of the teasing, taunting breed than the BFF variety.

But all it takes is one moment for everything to change…

For Austin, that moment comes when Lila performs a rumba in the school’s auditorium to qualify for the state dance competition, the young woman on stage so far-removed from the little girl in his memories.

For Lila, the moment is a reflected image of Austin preparing for prom, the guy standing in front of his mirror hardly resembling the child that spent so much of his youth pestering her.

Will they find a way to admit to themselves and their families that their feelings are deeper than friendship? And can Lila focus on this building relationship – and deal with her unstable ex – and still win the dance contest?

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Excerpt

Lila rolls her eyes, then peeks my way. “This is my friend, Austin. My ex-boyfriend was a jerk, and Austin was nice enough to let me tag along with him tonight.”

I don’t like that she said “friend” where “date” should be, but I really have no right to expect anything different. We’re not involved, and I have a girlfriend. I nod at Beth. “Nice to meet you.” I shift my focus to Trent. “Did she really gain weight?”

Lila smacks my shoulder with the back of her hand. “Not you, too!”

Trent groans, his expression filled with humor. “Like ten pounds.”

“I didn’t gain ten pounds!”

Trent just shrugs.

“I didn’t,” she insists again.

One of his brows lifts, and he takes another sip of his drink.

Then she scoffs through the smile that’s been fighting to break free since they started pestering each other. “If I gained ten pounds, how did I fit into my prom dress?”

“They let it out,” he offers. “And you went vegan for a few days.”

I’m not annoyed with their banter at this point. Instead, I’m chuckling, and Lila spares me an extremely fake scowl. “What’s so funny, Austin?”

“Nothing,” I rush to reply. “Nothing at all. Obviously, Trent’s delusional.”

Trent snorts. “Wow. She’s already got you whipped.”

I decide not to argue, mostly on the grounds I’m finding little evidence to refute the claim.

Lila, on the other hand, isn’t quite as docile about Trent’s commentary. It’s fairly easy to tell because she throws a napkin at him and resumes her complaints. “That was sarcasm, you dolt.” After she finishes her insult, she’s turns to playfully glare at me. “Which I don’t appreciate.”

I’m staring at her now. I know I am, and I know people are watching, and I still can’t make myself stop. She’s so beautiful with the teasing glint in those too-blue eyes, too beautiful to not mention it. “Even if you did gain weight, it didn’t make a difference. You’re the prettiest girl here.”

Nervousness immediately surfaces on her features, eyes wide and mouth slightly gaping, and she draws in a quick breath. “You haven’t seen everyone here.”

“Don’t need to,” I assure her. “You have them all beat. I knew that before we left the house.”

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jiConnie L. Smith spends far too much time with her mind wandering in fictional places. She reads too much, likes to bake, and might forever be sad that she doesn’t have fairy wings. And that she can’t swing dance. Her music of choice is severely outdated, and as an adult she’s kind of obsessed with Power Rangers. She has her BA from Northern Kentucky University in Speech Communication and History (she doesn’t totally get the connection either), and is currently working on her MA.

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Meet Christa Yelich-Koth, Sci-Fi Author

My writing journey…

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In middle school, I wrote my first short story about two young teens who find a haunted house filled with all sorts of secret passages. I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed it, like I was actually part of the action. In high school, I worked on a collaborative book series with two of my friends. From that sparked the story of ILLUSION, in which I pictured a scene involving a young woman named Daith who woke up on a space ship with no memories. I wrote the scene down and then had nothing. I’d find out as I wrote more in the future that I never have an ending. All I knew was if I wanted to find out what happened next, I’d have to write more. Most of the time I don’t even know what’s coming next until I’m physically writing it. I’ve definitely had a few “holy crap no way!” moments. 🙂

While working on ILLUSION, I would come in and tell a coworker of mine the scenes I’d written the night before. After several weeks she asked “when are you going to publish this?” It opened a whole new world to me. I’d never really thought of becoming a published writer until that point.

Did I quit my job right then and start on the treacherous path of becoming an author? HECK NO! I figured I should at least finish writing the book first. 🙂 Plus I wanted to complete my B.S. in Biology, which I’m happy to say I did!

During my degree-seeking experience, I wrote THE END on the last page of ILLUSION. I know now that the end of the book is NOT the end of being an author.

So I shopped it around. A lot.

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I went to the Southern California Writers Conference in San Diego (which I highly recommend) in spring of 2011. I learned a ton. I met other writers. Editors. Agents. Beginners. Old pros. It was awesome. And I’m very happy to say that from that conference I got an agent! She was great… there was only one problem. Six months after our happy contract, she took a different job.

She was super supportive while our contract drizzled away and put out feelers until the very end. She even got me a publishing offer, which I unfortunately had to turn down.

So there I was, back at square one. I went back to the SCWC the next year. Got some high praise from a talented and old pro writer who recommended me to a publishing company. I sent them ILLUSION and they loved it! One problem… they felt it was a big story that had been scrunched to fit the word count. Which is exactly what it was. They suggested a trilogy. I countered with a two-book combo. They told me to workshop it and get back to them. So I did.

Another year went by, I rewrote, I edited, I got beta readers, all that fun stuff. I resubmitted. They really liked it! Unfortunately, they were not accepting submissions for at least a year. ((They needed to restructure their marketing plan.))

Now it was 2013 and I was still back at square one.

However, I had not been twiddling my thumbs during this time. I’d actually put out a graphic novel in 2012 called HOLLOW (with illustrator Conrad Teves). We self-published under Green-Eyed Unicorn Comics. I was happily surprised at the reception of the comic and it spurred a follow-up series, HOLLOW’S PRISM, which the first three issues are now available.

So I was still writing, I was published, but I wanted to be a novelist, which is my preferred style of writing. That led me back to ILLUSION. After all this, the only thing I knew for sure was that I was having professionals in the field and long-time writers telling me my story was great. I knew it could make it. But how?

While putting out the comics under the Green-Eyed Unicorn Comics label, I realized something. I really LIKED publishing! And I thought I could be good at it. And I really liked the idea of bringing other stories to readers, especially those who blend genres and bring a new perspective to stories.

In 2015 I started Buzz & Roar Publishing with my co-founder Stuart Tighe. And since he is also a big fan of ILLUSION, we decided to use our own company name to put out the book.

Take that crazy path with a gazillion obstacles!

my2Which brings us up to today! I’m co-founder of an amazing publishing company, I have a fan base through my comics, and I’m about to release my first novel, ILLUSION, from the Eomix Galaxy Books collection. I’m not even close to where I want to be, but I’m happy to see where I am so far.

 

 “Everyone has a story. Some of us have other stories inside that we need to get out. I’m one of those. I’m a writer.”

This is my story. So far… Thanks for being a part of my journey by reading this during my blog tour. My goal is to bring readers great books. I hope you enjoy ILLUSION!

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indexcvChrista Yelich-Koth is the author of graphic novel HOLLOW, comic book series HOLLOW’S PRISM and upcoming science fantasy novel ILLUSION from Buzz & Roar Publishing. She has staffed and led a workshop at the Southern California Writer’s Conference, been a panelist at MiniCon, and was co-founder of Green-Eyed Unicorn Comics. She can be reached at cyelkoth@gmail.com. Her website is http://www.christayelichkoth.com.

 

 

ILLUSION can be purchased for pre-order (with an exclusive pdf schematic of the Horizon spaceship), at http://www.buzzandroarpublishing.com/our-books.

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Children of Annwn: The Battle by Jennifer Own Davies

jodMia’s stuck in the human realm, and her magic has gone AWOL. Her sworn enemy Greyson swoops in and kidnaps the powerless Mia, ensnaring her in his spider’s web with an offer to restore her magic. Oblivious to the risks, Mia accepts, what will be her destiny?
Ryder visits London with his friends, and Fusion enters the Battle of the Bands competition, believing the location of a portal to be nearby, but he’s bewitched by a beautiful siren. In a blood-thirsty battle for control, Ryder breaks all the rules bringing out the ancient blades and calls upon the Alltud, an arcane group, but will they help?

A battle commences to control not only Mia but the Gilgamesh, an omnipotent magical power in her possession. Ryder has agreed to end her life if she fails but will he be able to sacrifice the love of his life?

It’s time to put the greatest power of all to the test!

The Battle is the second book in the Children of Annwn series.
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Before I start writing, I do research either reading books or attending courses because I really feel it adds to the depth of the story. It opens doors in my mind that I wouldn’t have traveled down otherwise. I am currently writing book three called Children of Annwn: Power of The Gilgamesh…

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Snowflakes floated down like tiny cotton balls from the sky, and Mia opened her mouth wide, sticking her tongue out to catch one. The icy crystal tingled, and Mia giggled as it melted on the warm cushion of her mouth. Exhaling, small white clouds escaped, hovering in the freezing air. Snow covered her jacket until she removed her hands from the pockets, dislodging the thin layer. Shivering, Mia rubbed her hands together, but couldn’t muster the tiniest spark of heat to warm her ice-cold limbs. The exquisite silver filigree ring on her left hand that was embedded with tiny diamonds sparkled up at her, and she smiled. Ryder’s ring sat snuggly on her hand. Smiling, she stared at the delicate and handcrafted ring, but a gust of frigid air drew her attention and any warmth away.

Mia stared across the distance at the magnificent expanse of Appalachian Mountains barely visible through the wild misty snow and howling wind. She should be inside where the heat was ramped up so high it was like a sauna, but Mia needed the energy and chaos of the storm to recharge her magic. Arctic air nipped at her cheeks, letting her know that magic was out there. Focusing on the swirling mass of wind and snow, she stretched her hands out to harness its strength, but like a dead battery that wouldn’t charge, nothing happened.

A coiling fear twisted in her gut as the bitter cold sharpened her senses and she braced herself, ready. Time froze as if taking a deep breath, and she stared at the powerful storm, listening for him. Goose bumps rippled along her arms as a footstep landed behind her, and Mia spun around with her fists raised in the air ready to fight her demon. She stared at broad shoulders encased in a gray parka covered with a dousing of fresh snow, straggly dark hair and intense chestnut eyes that narrowed at hers. His mouth twitched into a smile and he stood still.

“Hey, it’s me,” Ryder complained, raising his hands in surrender and frowning before he pulled her into a strong embrace. Brushing her long hair back over her shoulders, he rubbed her cold nose with his before dropping a gentle kiss on her tightly closed lips. Her stiff shoulders softened. Mia masked her fears but as soon as Ryder touched her and met her gaze, he sensed them. He stepped back, taking his heat with him as he gripped her arms firmly. “You think he’s here, don’t you?”

She nodded, too afraid to say the words in case Greyson slunk out from the shadows in front of them. Instead, she snuggled closer into Ryder’s firm body as if his strength would obliterate her terror. Sliding her arms around his waist, she clung to him, and he hugged her back in a possessive hold. Mia rested the side of her face against his dove gray shirt, listening to his heart stampeding inside his ribs. In his arms, she was warm and safe. He smelled delicious, fresh with a hint of vanilla and musk, and for a moment she let go of the nightmares, knowing she was protected in Ryder’s embrace. He pulled his coat further around her as she trembled, shielding her from the world.

“Mia, please tell me we are not back on that precipice with Greyson? He cannot take what isn’t his. Don’t you believe in the power of our love? You’re wearing my ring on your finger, and yet the idea of surrendering yourself lingers. I can see it. I love you Mia, and I forbid it, do you hear me?”

Tears bubbled and fell down Mia’s cheeks as she twisted the beautiful silver Celtic knot ring he’d put on her finger earlier. It was a simple wide band with twists and knots, which flared out in the center to form a large filigree heart studded with tiny diamonds. She loved it. Ryder had given it to her saying that the heart was his, and it now belonged to her. Ryder removed his arms from around her back to hold her shoulders, creating a distance between them, and instantly the cold invaded. He lowered his head, searching her eyes, pleading for an answer, gazing intently for a response. Mia stared at his breathtaking beauty, unable to believe he was hers.

“I will never leave you. I will always be right here,” she said, stabbing her finger in his chest where his heart beat.

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A little bit about me…

Jennifer Owen-Davies is the author of the Children of Annwn YA romantic fantasy series. She loves creating stories that touch your heart and take you away to a magical world that leaves you craving more. Jennifer also writes adult paranormal/sensual romance and hopes to publish further stories later in 2015. When she isn’t writing, she loves to read and her tastes include Nora Roberts, Catherine Cookson, Jane Austen, Jodi Picoult, Deborah Harkness, Cassandra Clare, Suzanne Collins, P.D. James, Patricia Cornwell, Pittacus Lore, Diane Gabaldon and many more. In her spare time, she enjoys managing a local writers group and maintains an Alzheimer’s Support group on Facebook, a cause close to her heart. She also loves discovering old treasures at yard sales and revamping them, watching Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge and Vampire Diaries, walking on the beach, cooking, and when there’s time the gym.

Jennifer Davies has been married for nineteen years to her greatest supporter, and is mother to four fiercely independent boys. Life is busy. Jennifer and her husband are originally from Cardiff in Wales, but they now live on the East Coast of America in North Andover with her family and two cats. She is always striving to improve her work and delight her readers. Jennifer fell in love with New England, and among the pages of the books are references to both local beauty spots and historic sites from the area and from back in the UK that have captured her imagination. Jennifer loves to hear from readers. She also has a penchant for anything Cadburys and adores French Pinot Noir…

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Coming this July, an Interracial romance novella!

Hi Readers!

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I have to great news for novella lovers. I just signed a contract for a new novella with Secret Cravings Publishing called Because I Love Him. I have two other novellas (Candle Light Series) out but self-published so this is kind of a first for me.

Blurb:

Rafael DeLuca and Talia McKenna fall in love when the Italian business mogul goes to Boston to visit one of his family’s companies international offices and she is assigned to be his guide. But Rafe is already engaged and his marriage is also meant to merge his father’s and future father-in-law’s companies. He calls off the wedding and just days later, he finds Talia in bed with his brother.

Months later Rafe is ready to fulfill his obligation by marrying his fiance and commit to his family responsibility but Talia crushes his wedding. She isn’t ready to let go of him just yet.

Out July 2015!!!

Add it to your Goodreads

Another short read you will enjoy especially since it ‘s #Free on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble is The Beginning, series preview for the Dukkha Fate Series. Find out what turned Ashat Rivers into a vengeful depressed werewolf.

Lissa Jay’s Bad Company is available now.

Available from Private Moments Publishing

Genre: Erotic

Release Date: April 16, 2015

Digital ISBN 13: 978-1-63112-104-3ISBN 10: 1631121049

Print ISBN-10: 1631121057 ISBN-13: 978-1-63112-105-0

Bad Company
Scottish psychologist Doctor Kelly Ann Darrow loves her career and has never permitted her feelings to impact her professionalism, but when biker Cameron Iss arrives in her care, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the unconscious man. His tattoos and the mysterious circumstances of his arrival intrigue her to distraction.
Cameron Iss awakes in a strange country with no memory of how he got there and no knowledge of who he is. He takes out his frustrations at his amnesia on the sexy doctor enlisted with helping him unlock his mind.
A mutual chemistry forms between them, and Kelly is plagued with guilt at her unethical and inappropriate attraction to this, her most perplexing patient yet.
 As his memories begin to return and they discover more about his violent past and his connection with a motorcycle club in America, the element of danger both excites and frightens Kelly, and nothing can douse the erotic fire he has sparked inside her.
Will Kelly risk her career, her reputation, and all she is for the man who has ignited a dormant passion within her or will his returning memories steal him away for good?
Bio for Lissa Jay:

Lissa is a tattoo loving, happily married author with a soft spot for rock and indie music and men with beards. The alter ego for bestselling contemporary romance author Lisa J Hobman, she decided to try her hand at a new
genre two years on from publishing her debut. The pen name Lissa Jay was chosen to keep her genres separate and Bad Company was born. This is her first erotic novel and is part of a series.

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Excerpt from Bad Company:
Kelly
I watched him sleeping.I’d been doing the same thing for the past week since he was brought in. And with each passing day, my oh-so-unprofessional want for him grew more familiar. His natural, musky, masculine scent infiltrated my senses and I inhaled it deeply, closing my eyes and pulling it. Memorising it. I opened my eyes and trailed my gaze over his features yet again. Such a handsome face. Dark brown, tousled hair and more than a week’s worth of beard growth. I wondered if he was usually clean shaven—although he really did suit the stubble. What would it feel like to run my tongue along his angular jaw line? Trembling, I shook my head to dislodge the erotic thought.Annie, one of his ICU nurses, had told me that he had the brightest blue eyes she’d ever seen. She only knew that from the times she’d checked his pupils.Sadly, he hadn’t opened his eyes of his own accord yet.
All I knew about him on a personal level was that his name was possibly Cameron Iss. And that was only if the note they’d found with him was actually written by him. My job—when he eventually awoke from his coma—was to find out why he’d tried to take his own life. As a woman, I ached to think of the torment he may have gone through to end up in my care. As a newly qualified psychologist, I was looking forward, in a macabre way, to getting inside his head. He would be my first suicide-attempt case. I glanced down to the panic alarm hooked onto my waistband to ensure it was still there. It was one of the things I’d been informed I should keep with me at all times for my own protection—some patients were known to get a little out of hand. Not that I needed it at that precise moment, but it was always better to be prepared.
The machines around my patient flashed and bleeped. But he lay still. After observing the scar on his forehead, I allowed my gaze to journey to where his long lashes fanned out on his pale, bruised features. Continuing to map his face, I made myself study the NG feeding tube with its medical tape holding it in place on his cheek and then settled my attention on his full mouth. He had those kissable, full lips… well, they would’ve been if they weren’t distorted by the ventilator tube hanging from them.
Good grief, I was being so unprofessional. He deserved better.But he was probably the most handsome—no… handsome just didn’t cut it—he was the most stunning, sexy, and sculpted man I could ever recall encountering in all my adult years. Fine lines caused an indentation between his strong brows, indicating to me that he was someone who frowned a lot. Perhaps he was uber serious. Stern. Harsh even. The thought excited me and sent shivers of electricity down my spine. He was dangerous, that much I could tell. The epitome of masculinity. Let’s get to the point here, he was the most gorgeous guy I’d ever laid eyes on. I chewed on my lip. As a jolt of sensation throbbed at my clit, I inhaled sharply. Just thinking about what he might be like had me pulsating and needy. But it was
wrong and I knew it. Bloody typical—he was in a coma and unattainable thanks to my professional code of ethics.
I sat there a little longer, tablet in hand. I hadn’t really focused on the patient record on the screen, and the tablet had gone into sleep mode—just like Cameron. Despite my state of heightened sexual awareness, exhaustion—both mental and physical—was taking its toll on me too. I could’ve just sat in my office, but the view wasn’t quite as good in there. Don’t get me wrong, the view from my office in the North Kessock hospital window overlooked the beautiful Kessock Bridge with Inverness in the distance. And although I couldn’t see it from my south-facing view, I knew the Black Isle unfolded behind me, and I loved that place. From my office window I could see the sun glinting on the Beauly Firth and watch the boats as they tootled by on the calm estuary waters heading out to sea. But… well, Mr Iss was heart meltingly gorgeous and was rapidly becoming my favourite thing to look at.
The many tattoos covering his arms offered enigmatic clues into his life—possibly. I’d examined them for hours, wondering what they all meant, if anything. Maybe he was just one of those guys who liked ink. But maybe there was some deeper meaning to the numbers, words, and pictures beautifully marking the man’s otherwise perfect
olive skin. One in particular grabbed my attention. It was the word Cosmic in ornate script on his forearm. Strange choice. The word was surrounded by stars, and a sultry woman with green eyes and long auburn hair, not unlike my own, was draped across it as if it were a bed. Some tattoos I’d seen before depicted women as slutty, half naked and big breasted, mere objects to be ogled, but this one was very tasteful. Yet it was out of character with the dark, foreboding images that covered his arms. There were some intricate tribal tattoos too that were really quite beautiful if you liked that kind of thing—which I never had… until I started imagining the bold ripple of ink over his muscles as he pushed himself into my flesh.
Judging by the numerous markings he carried on these relatively small areas of visible skin, I was pretty sure he had more ink on the rest of his body. Annie—lucky thing—had the job of bathing him, but it would be completely unprofessional of me to ask such questions about a patient, and so I continued to use my vivid imagination.
It’s a good thing that my superiors were only psychiatrists and not mind readers, or I’d be fired on the spot.
I was clearly sex starved.
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New Books from 5 Prince Publishing!!!

Available from 5 Prince  Publishing www.5princebooks.com  books@5princebooks.com
Genre: Fiction, General, Literary
Release Date: February 5, 2015
Digital ISBN: 13:978-1-63112-080-0 ISBN 10: 1631120808
Print ISBN: 13: 978-1-63112-081-7 ISBN 10: 1-63112-081-6
Permanent Spring Showers
Professor Rebecca  Stanley-Wilson is having a very bad season. Her husband has just admitted to  having an affair. And it was with one of her students. Blame it on a desire for  revenge (or way too much alcohol), she then has had one of her own. Unfortunately  for her, her affair was with one of the great upcoming painters of his  generation. The ramifications of that one torrid evening will not only be felt across her life but over the entire art world. 
 Sexy, funny, and very  surprising, Permanent Spring Showers is the tale of one very  memorable springtime  and how it impacts a group of unique artists and dreamers. From the writer who  is creating a new literary movement (through outright manipulation), to the hopeful  Olympian with the failing marriage, to the romantic wondering what he did wrong  to drive his love from him, each tale walks the line between reality and  fantasy. And waiting at the end of the line is a very important painting… and  possibly the revolver used in the Lincoln Assassination. 
About Scott D. Southard
Scott D. Southard is the author of A Jane Austen  Daydream, Maximilian Standforth and the Case of the Dangerous Dare, My Problem  With Doors, Megan, 3 Days in Rome and Me Stuff. His eclectic writing has also  found its way into radio, as Scott was the creator of the radio comedy series The Dante Experience. The production was honored with the Golden Headset Award for Best MultiCast Audio and the Silver Ogle Award for Best Fantasy Audio  Production. Scott received his Master’s in writing from the University of
Southern California. Scott can be found on the internet via his writing blog
“The Musings & Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard” where he writes
on topics ranging from writing, art, books, TV, writing, parenting, life, movies,
and writing. He even shares original fiction on the site. His blog can be found
at http://sdsouthard.com. Scott is also the fiction book reviewer for  WKAR’s daily radio show Current State.
How to Contact Scott D Southard
Website:  sdsouthard.com
Twitter:  @sdsouthard
 
 
Available from 5 Prince Publishing www.5princebooks.com  books@5princebooks.com
Genre: Fiction, Romance Contemporary
Release Date:  February 5, 2015
Digital ISBN 13: 978-1-63112-097-8
ISBN 10: 1631120972
Print ISBN 13: 978-1-63112-098-5 ISBN 10: 1631120980
Reasons to Stay
Just when she has  learned to trust again Stevie’s life is once more thrust into uncertainty. Left  with only the memories of her deeply passionate relationship she tries to piece  together what is left of her heart. Shocking news leaves  her reeling once again as she tries to help her first love Jason’s brother,  Dillon, to rebuild his life.
 Will Stevie’s heart  ever be mended? And if so who will be the man worthy of her trust? And will she  ever get her happy ever after?
About Lisa J Hobman
Lisa is happily married to her soul-mate and they have a daughter and two crazy dogs. She especially enjoys being creative and now writes almost full time. In 2012 Lisa and her family relocated from England to their beloved Scotland; a place of happy holidays and memories for them. Her new
location now features in all of her books. Writing has always been something Lisa has enjoyed, although in the past it has centered on poetry and song lyrics. Some of which appear in her stories. Since she started writing in 2012 she has loved every minute of becoming a published author.
How to Reach Lisa J Hobman
Twitter: @LivingScottishD
Available from 5 Prince  Publishing www.5princebooks.com  books@5princebooks.com
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: February 5, 2015
Digital ISBN-10:1631121006 ISBN-13:978-1-63112-100-5
Print ISBN-10:1631121014 ISBN-13:978-1-63112-101-2
The Escape Clause
Longing to experience the life her  mother once led—the life of a carefree Parisian heiress—Avery Keller opts to give up everything she’s ever known—family, home, and a love affair with her dearest friend Pete. But when the dream abroad becomes a nightmare, Avery must count on her family and the man she loves to help her escape. But once home can she pick up where she left or will fate have stepped in and given Pete someone new to love?
About Bernadette  Marie
Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends. Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old
typewriter. At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.
In 2007—after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children—Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12 books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own
publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released her own contemporary titles. She also quickly began the process of taking on other authors in other genres.
In 2012 Bernadette Marie began to find herself on the bestsellers lists of iTunes, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble to name a few. Her office wall is lined with colorful PostIt notes with the titles of books she will be releasing in the very near future, with hope
that they too will grace the bestsellers lists. Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events—usually hockey. She is also an accomplished martial artist with a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. An avid reader, she enjoys contemporary romances with humor and happily ever afters.
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A Lady Unbecoming is Finally Out!

Finally the day has arrived! A Lady Unbecoming the second book of the Slave Bound series, (Book 1 Trial Of Love) is available for purchase on Amazon. Paperback lovers, I got you! For just $14.20 you get to enjoy not just a great read but also get that forever loved smell and feel of print paper. Kindle fanatics, at just $4.99 you can get this Regency Romance on your device immediately after you 1-Click it. And of course a hot read for the cold winters, yup, this book will keep you warm under the collar!

Born out of wedlock, torn from her family, sold to an evil man to aid in his plans to ruin an English Earl, Lydia Parker has nothing to rely upon but her own fiery will. She has never known love or compassion and doesn’t believe she ever will. A conspiring plan brings into her life noble, idealistic, magnificent Nicholas Wentworth, her target. Drawn irresistibly to the beautiful young woman he finds in his bed, Nicholas finds out only gradually the remarkable story of Lydia, and the reality of her virginal innocence. Time and trial bind them–only to have Lydia’s true agenda intrude on what might have been a lasting love for this lady unbecoming.

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Another installment of the Keller Family Series by Bernadette Marie

The Acceptance

The Keller Family Series Book Eight

Bernadette Marie

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Available from 5 Prince Publishing www.5princebooks.com books@5princebooks.com

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

Release Date: May 29, 2014

Digital ISBN-10: 1631120360 ISBN-13: 978-1-63112-036-7

Print ISBN-10: 1631120379 ISBN-13: 978-1-63112-037-4

Purchase link : http://www.5princebooks.com/buy-links.html

 

Book Blurb

Tyler Benson’s world was shaken with the news that he had a sister—one he never knew he had. Though he loves his sister, and his family remains a tightly woven unit, he simply can’t shake the feeling of betrayal from his mother. After a sabbatical from his family to find himself it is time to head back home and try to pick up the pieces of his life.

Courtney Fields has learned to deal with many tragedies. Losing her sight at eight-years-old was only a challenge that gave her many other skills. Now dealing with the loss of her brother in combat will no doubt teach her new lessons in life.

When Tyler meets Courtney on a South bound flight to Nashville he couldn’t possibly have expected that she’d be his lesson in accepting the things he cannot change or control. But can he reciprocate in helping her accept the loss of her brother when she learns the truth of his death?

Excerpt from the Acceptance

There was something about an airport. People were coming and going. Some were heading out for adventure and some were heading home—just like Tyler Benson.

Nashville would always be home. He’d taken nearly three years to see the world and think his life through. He wasn’t sure he had a better grasp on it yet, but he knew one thing—he missed his family.

Why had he let his mother’s choices affect him so much? Things must have been pretty bad for her if she gave up a child and never spoke of it again.

The man in him understood. She was protecting him and his brother from what had happened to her when she’d fallen in love with an abusive man who tried to kill her. But the boy in him was still hurt.

Heading back wouldn’t fix everything. He assumed there’d be a lot of late night talks over the kitchen table as there had been when he was a teenager. His father already had offered him a good job in the construction firm which had been in the family for generations. And—he needed to finally get to really know his sister.

Darcy had been as shocked as Tyler when she’d learned who her mother was. After all, she’d fallen in love with Tyler’s cousin—that had to have been a little odd. But the Keller family was eclectic. It was made up of lots of adopted children, but they were still one big family.

His cousin Ed and his sister Darcy had been married over a year now. Their wedding had been the only time Tyler had been home in three years. Now it was time to face his parents and ask for some forgiveness, though he was sure they’d give it to him. Everyone understood his need to find himself.

They called his flight from New York to Nashville and it was time to board the plane. He stood and moved toward the line as a woman ran right into him.

“I’m so sorry,” she said quickly.

“It’s no problem.” He looked down and noticed she’d dropped her scarf. “You dropped this.” He bent down to pick it up and hand it to her.

The woman only held out her hand, but didn’t reach for it. Tyler placed it in her open hand.

“Oh, thank you. I lose more things.” She gave a casual laugh and continued on. It was then he noticed the cane in her other hand.

“Do you need an arm to get on the plane?”

She smiled at him, though her eyes were shielded behind big sunglasses. “Are you a nice man or do you feel sorry for me?”

That was quite a question, he thought. “Well, I’d like to think it was because I was raised right.”

“You’re from the South.” She thought a moment. “Tennessee?”

“Yes. Born and raised in Nashville.”

She leaned in closer to him. “I guessed from your accent and since we’re getting on a flight bound that way.”

He couldn’t help but chuckle. “Offer still holds.”

“What’s your name?”

“I’m Tyler. Tyler Benson.”

“Courtney Fields and, Mr. Benson, I’d love to have you guide me if you don’t mind.”

“It would be my pleasure.”

He let her take his arm, though she didn’t interlock elbows, instead she held the back of his arm just above his elbow.

When they approached the door Courtney held out her ticket and the woman scanned the ticket and placed the stub back in her hand. She then did the same for Tyler.

Once checked in, they walked down the jet bridge.

“Do you travel a lot, Mr. Benson?”

“It’s Tyler, and I’ve been doing my fair share the past few years. How about you?”

“I’ve been seeing the world, though not intentionally. So yes. I travel quite a bit. But this is a special trip back home.”

He desperately wanted to ask her why she said she’d been seeing the world. Could she see? Was it just a figure of speech?

“Hello, Ms. Fields.” The stewardess greeted her as they walked on board.

“Celia.” Courtney smiled, having obviously recognized the woman’s voice. “I didn’t expect you on this flight.”

“I’m state side now.” Celia took Courtney’s hand which still held her cane and patted it. “I’ve heard we have your brother on board,” she said softly.

Courtney nodded. “Finally.”

“Your family has been in my thoughts for a long time.”

“Thank you,” Courtney said. “Oh, Celia, this is Tyler. My arm candy for the walk down the jet way.”

Celia looked at Tyler and then back at Courtney. “I thought you had an escort.”

“It’s always good to make a new friend. How’s he look?”

Celia scanned another look over him. “You did good.”

Tyler forced a smile. “Thank you?”

Celia laughed. “Courtney, can I help you find your seat?”

“If you don’t mind, I’ll use my arm candy.”

Tyler looked at her ticket. “You’re in 3A.”

“Yep, that sounds right. Where are you?”

“I’m in 4F.”

“You like the window too?”

“Luck of the draw really.”

Courtney stopped and turned back to Celia. “Can you see if you can arrange my escort to trade to 4F?”

The smile on Celia’s face and the look she casually gave to Tyler made him a little nervous. His good deed had warranted him a seat change?

“Do you mind sitting by me on the flight? I could use some good company,” Courtney asked.

Tyler thought about the past three years and wondered if he could be good company. But, like he’d told her before, he’d been raised right. And if the woman wanted to sit by him who was he to turn her down?

“If the other passenger doesn’t mind changing I’d be happy to switch.”

“I still like the window. I hope that’s okay,” she said as she walked toward her seat.

Once they were seated Courtney turned to him. “Thank you for picking up my scarf.”

“You’re welcome.”

“Thanks for keeping me company. This trip home is a hard one and it’ll be nice to have a handsome man to talk to.”

He wondered what made her trip so hard, besides the obvious hindrance of not being able to see the world around her.

“How do you know I’m so handsome? Celia might have been lying to you.”

She smiled. “Oh, I can tell you’re handsome. And you’re not married. I would guess you’re in your mid to late twenties. You were well educated. You’re about six-two. And you have blue eyes.”

He knew that staring at her with his eyes wide open wasn’t going to make her aware of how stunned he was, but for some reason he was sure she knew.

“How do you know all that?”

The smile on her mouth turned into a playful pucker forcing her cheeks to dimple on both sides. “You handed me my scarf with your left hand. You don’t have a ring.”

“You felt for a ring?”

“I dropped the scarf on purpose. You smelled good.”

That made him laugh aloud. “Okay, keep going.”

“I’ve held the arms of many people. I’m five-five, so I know my heights from there.”

“I’m six-three.”

“I was close.”

“My education?”

“You have an accent, but your words have a refined quality to them. I’d guess you can speak more than one language.”

“My father speaks French, and so does my aunt. I’ve always known both.”

She nodded slowly as though she were collecting her reward for knowing so much.

“Okay, those are all logical. How do you know I have blue eyes?”

“That one was a guess, but I was right. You just told me.”

“You have quite a talent.”

Courtney turned her head toward the window. “You also seemed lost.”

“I beg your pardon. How would you know that?”

“I could feel it. It felt as though you could use some company and I sure know I could.”

He wasn’t sure how this woman could tell so much about him, but she had a keen sense of the world around her.

The last passenger to board the plane was a soldier in uniform. As he passed by their row he looked down at Courtney as if he knew she’d be there and then he continued to his seat which Tyler noted was the seat he was to have occupied.

As the doors were secured the pilot came over the speaker.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, we will be starting our flight shortly. I wanted to inform you that we have the honor of flying a vet home to his final resting place today.”

The air in the plane grew thick and Tyler could hear the many gasps and even sobs which had come from that announcement. He turned toward Courtney who had gripped her hands in front of her and pressed her forehead to her white knuckles.

“Are you okay?”

She lifted her head and he could see the tears streak down her cheek from under her sunglasses. Hesitantly she nodded.

“I’m finally getting to make the journey to take my brother home.”

Tyler let out a long breath and watched as this woman he’d just met turned her face toward the warmth of the sun coming in through the small window.

He’d gained a sister and felt like his world had ended.

Courtney had lost a brother and yet was thankful to be with him on his final ride home.

Tyler rested his head against the back of his seat. His life didn’t make any more sense than it had three years ago when he’d left Nashville. But at least when he got there his brother, sister, and his parents would be there.

What was there for Courtney?

 

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Great reviews for Her Venice Affair

Row of columns (Italy, Vatican)It’s only been out for four days and so far it’s doing great! #4,211 Paid and #23 Multicultural & Interracial Romance. I’m so proud of this book and glad that the public is taking it so very well. Success like this is enough to boast an author’s cofindence in her/his writing and it reminds us just why we do what we do– not just to hush the voices but to entertain. Thank you so much for your support. Without you readers authors are just weirdoes who talk to different people in their heads everytime you meet them.
Now how about we push it to top #100? Read, review and share it with all your friends and get them to do the same.

Here are some reviews from Amazon I would love to share with you.

“This book was AMAZING! I love how the love between Allen and Riana wasn’t rushed. The storyline was well thought out and well written. And it had emotion, and you never find that in other books anymore, what Allen went through when he thought he lost her I cried with him. I just hope that we will be getting more stories from Allen and Riana.”

“OMG…two thumbs way up for this book. It was so good I just couldn’t put it down. It had strong passion and love. It also had me reaching for tissues through the emotional parts.
I definitely recommend this book to the next avid reader.”

“This was a REALLY GREAT BOOK!! loved the writing and character development. You won’t go wrong buying this book. I would love to see what happens with her best friend Loraine.”

“This book took me on n emotional journey! It was sooooo good! I have my fingers crossed that she will make a sequel to this before she decides to write a story about Allan’s sister or Riana’s brother. Best IR I’ve read in a while!”

“This book was AMAZING! I love how the love between Allen and Riana wasn’t rushed. The storyline was well thought out and well written. And it had emotion, and you never find that in other books anymore, what Allen went through when he thought he lost her I cried with him. I just hope that we will be getting more stories from Allen and Riana.”

“I loved this book! Allen had my heart from the start and Raina was a good girl gone bad but in a good way, lol. This was my first read by this author but it won’t be last, great job!”

Book 2 His Bahamas Affair will be available in February 2014, Book 3 His Paris Affair in June 2014

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Thank You and Happy Reading!!