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Falling Grace
Title: Falling Grace 
Author: Melissa Shirley
  Release Date: February 2, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Shine 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Format: Ebook
 

Finding the fairytale in Storybook Lake . . .

Grace Wade left Storybook Lake hoping to escape her crazy family and the demands of her job as a defense attorney. But not twenty-four hours after landing in a small Texas town where she hopes to find new beginnings, Grace instead finds herself in the middle of an investigation that’s turning the town inside out. Once she agrees to be the defense attorney on the case, Grace suddenly finds herself torn between twin brothers Blane Sheperd, the bad boy prosecutor on the case, and Jamie Sheperd, the sweetheart town Sheriff . . .

Grace thought life in a small town would be simple, but simple has a way of eluding her. To find her way to a happy ending, she’ll have to master the art of following her heart . . .

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Meet the Author:

As an author, Melissa Shirley believes in fairytales, happily ever after, and destiny. Born and raised in Illinois, and a mother of eight, she lives with her husband and three youngest children in a quiet town in the southern part of the state where she spends her time writing and watching her children grow into the people she has always dreamed. Please visit her at melissashirley2.wix.com/melissashirleyauthor  

 

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Moving On by Kate Mary
Title: Moving On 
Author: Kate L. Mary 
Release Date: February 16, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Shine 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Format: Ebook
 

After a year with her dying aunt, Bette knows what she wants from life.

1. Keep Aunt Missy’s House
2. Get Her Dream Job
3. Never Compromise

Chris Pressley is the perfect roommate—uptight and damaged and hung up on his ex. And hot. Bette doesn’t date, but she definitely likes looking.

Chris just needs to get away from the happiest couple on campus: the sweet, shy girl he loves and his former best friend. Watching Bette rock her tattoos and her curves even as she builds her own business is an education. That’s probably why he can’t keep his mind off her…

Bette isn’t interested in changing for anyone. But the heat rising between her and Chris won’t leave her the same… 

“Definitely an up and coming author to keep an eye on.” —Mama Knows Books
"An absorbing coming-of-age journey full of first love and first heart break." —USA Today Bestselling author, K.A. Tucker

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Meet the Author:

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children. You can visit her at katelmary.com.

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Two to Wrangle
Title: Two to Wrangle 
Author: Victoria Vane 
Release Date: February 16, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Shine 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Format: Ebook
 
A Country Boy

Maybe having a hot and heavy affair with the boss’s daughter wasn’t the smartest move. But country boy Ty Morgan didn’t regret a moment with city girl Monica Brandt…until she left Las Vegas to return to her life in New York. When devastating news sends her running back, Ty can’t help but open his arms. His heart, however, is another matter.

And A City Girl 

Now that Ty has what he’s always wanted—controlling interest in Hotel Rodeo—Monica is certain their time together is at an end. Then Ty asks her to come on board as a partner. Maybe it’s just her money he needs, but the chance to stick close to the sexy wrangler sure could make work a whole lot more interesting.

Get Ready To Tango

Their partnership doesn’t come without a heap of problems. The two can’t agree on anything—except their iron-hot attraction. As the hotel’s Grand Opening approaches, the truth is all too clear: Ty and Monica must find a way to mix business with pleasure if they have any shot at dancing off into the sunset together…

Praise for Victoria Vane

“Erotic and sexy.” —Library Journal on the Devil DeVere series

 “For erotic passion and one-liners, the first book in Vane's new series will satisfy...Vane's latest gets a big yee-haw.” —RT Book Reviews on Slow Hand
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Meet the Author:

Victoria Vane
Victoria Vane is an award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her work includes everything from wild comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Her historical romances have received more than twenty awards and nominations to include the 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations and Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. She is now making waves in contemporary romance with her critically acclaimed Hot Cowboy Nights series from Sourcebooks (Slow Hand, Rough Rider, Sharp Shooter, Silver Tongue). Look for her scorching hot Hotel Rodeo series coming from Kensington early 2016.
   

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Wild Hearts
Title: Wild Hearts 
Author: Melissa West 
Release Date: February 16, 2016
  Publisher: Lyrical Shine 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Format: Ebook
 
In the lush heart of Kentucky, horse racing is king, and the Hamilton family is royalty, born to produce champions. Maybe that’s because they understand wildness better than most…

Charming, reckless, and restless, youngest brother Alex Hamilton has a reputation for sweet talking his way into any woman’s arms—and failing at anything to do with the family business. So when he commits to managing their new breeding operation, it’s under one condition: he’ll focus on work and nothing else—no distractions, no fun…no women. But just when Alex has promised to keep his hands to himself, sweet, sexy Kate Littleton gallops away with his heart…

Kate knows Alex isn’t the long-term type—he proved that in a lot of delicious ways when they first met more than a year ago. But seeing him blazing with new dedication to Hamilton Stables, she can’t deny that he’s miles ahead of any other man who interests her. The attraction between them is electric right out of the gate, but it will take an unexpected loss to put them back in the race and headed for a passionate future together…

Praise for Melissa West’s Racing Hearts

“An emotional story filled with heart, humor, and second chances, Racing Hearts is a love letter to small towns, southern pride, and the heartbeat of all tight communities—its strong families. I laughed, I cried, and I never wanted to leave. An incredible story!” -- Rachel Harris, New York Times bestselling author
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Meet the Author:

Melissa West
Melissa West writes heartfelt Southern romance and teen sci-fi romance, all with lots of kissing. Because who doesn’t like kissing? She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction. Connect with Melissa at www.melissawestauthor.com or on Twitter @MB_West.
 
 

 

 

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Title: The Book of Barkley 
Author: L.B. Johnson 
Publisher: Outskirts Press 
Genre: Memoir 
Format: Ecopy/Paperback
 

2015 Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. 
2015 Reader's Favorite International Book Award - Silver Winner. 

Gripping Memoir, Hailed "An Instant Classic" by Critics, Shares Journey of Love & Life through the Inspirational Eyes of Man's Best Friend... Crafted from the heart and experiences of L.B. Johnson, 'The Book of Barkley: Love and Life Through the Eyes of a Labrador Retriever' takes readers from the author's depths of grief and personal despair to an empowering new life chock-full of love. But Johnson's radical life change didn't come from finding God or attending a cookie-cutter support group, but instead from a black Labrador called Barkley who taught her the real, innate meaning of love. In a wholly-unique and uplifting new memoir, Johnson tells the deeply-personal story of her life and experiences with a rambunctious Labrador Retriever named Barkley. It's not just a story of one woman and her dog; but a bold journey to discover what love really is, and why learning to live like a dog gives humanity a powerful new meaning.

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Meet the Author


A former commercial pilot, LB Johnson grew up out West where she later received a doctorate in a Criminal Justice related field in order to pursue a career in federal service after hanging up her wings. She lives in Chicago with her husband and rescue dog Abby. Mrs. Johnson is active in animal rescue and donates 100% of her writing proceeds to animal rescue organizations across the United States as well as Search Dog Foundation.
 
Her books include the #1 Amazon Best Sellers "The Book of Barkley" and "Saving Grace - a Story of Adoption". She also has been awarded the Readers Favorite International Silver Book Award for Excellence in Writing.
 
Check out writing updates and news at her author's webpage http://lbjohnsonauthor.blogspot.com/
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Lawful Deception by Pamela Samuels Young


Title:Lawful Deception
Author: Pamela Samuels Young
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: Goldman House Publishing
Genre: Legal Thriller
Format: Ebook 

"Pamela Samuels Young has crafted a page-turner that will keep you engrossed until the very last page. If you’re a fan of smart legal thrillers with brisk pacing, crackling dialogue and edgy, intriguing characters, Lawful Deception is for you.” --Dwayne Alexander Smith, Award-winning Author of Forty Acres.

Once again, award-winning author Pamela Samuels Young delivers another captivating legal thriller full of unexpected twists and jaw-dropping moments you never see coming. The beautiful Bliss Fenton won't be winning any awards for Mother of the Year. Truth is, motherhood isn't nearly as important to Bliss as the cottage industry she's created: extorting wealthy men for the hefty child support she can collect.

But Bliss' greed goes too far when she takes on Fletcher McClain. The handsome music industry mogul refuses to accept her conniving conduct lying down. He retains high-profile attorney Vernetta Henderson to sue Bliss for fraud.

Enter Bliss’ unscrupulous attorney, Girlie Cortez, who has a personal score to settle with Vernetta. As the two lawyers once again go head-to-head, their legal battle quickly escalates from merely contentious to downright deadly.

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From Concept to Book

The most fabulous part of being a writer is seeing an idea travel from your mind to a full-fledged story.  My writing process goes like this. First, I take a story idea that usually has a legal element. I’m a lawyer and legal thrillers are my passion. I’m always looking for interesting legal cases.

For my current book, Lawful Deception, my boyfriend helped spark the flame. He sent me an article about a paternity case involving two doctors. The male doctor insisted there was no way the kid could be his. But a paternity test proved otherwise, so he sued his former paramour for fraud.  Now that I had this bizarre case, I had to come up with characters to place in my story. I wanted a female character who was nothing short of scandalous. I found that in Bliss Fenton. Bliss won’t be winning any awards for Mother of the Year. She’s my favorite kind of character, the type you love to hate. I surrounded her with an angry ex-boyfriend and two female lawyers anxious to go head-to-head.

Next, I begin outlining my story, which can take anywhere from one to three months. Once I have my plot all worked out, I start writing the first draft. I go from beginning to end without much revising. When I get to the end, which is usually somewhere around eighty to ninety thousand words later, I go back and revise. This is where the real writing begins. This step can last anywhere from four-to-six months. Once I’ve polished the story, I give the manuscript to a few friends and book club members to test read. Once I study their critiques, I revise the book again. After that, I’m pretty much ready to go to press.

I feel so blessed to be able to use my writing talents to entertain readers. It is indeed my passion and I plan on pursuing it for some time to come.

 

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 When attorney and author Pamela Samuels Young isn’t practicing law, you can usually find her penning her next legal thriller. Described by one reviewer as “John Grisham with a sister’s twist,” Pamela is an award-winning author of six legal thrillers.

The prolific writer has always abided by the philosophy that you create the change you want to see. Fed up with never seeing women or people of color depicted as savvy, hotshot attorneys in the legal thrillers she read, Pamela decided to create her own characters. Despite the demands of a busy legal career, the Compton, California native accomplished her ambitious goal by rising at 4 a.m. to write before work, dedicating her weekends to writing and even spending her vacation time glued to her laptop for ten or more hours a day. In the process, she discovered her passion.

Pamela’s sixth novel, Anybody's Daughter (2013), which tackles the horrific world of child sex trafficking, was the recipient of the 2014 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction. Her debut novel, Every Reasonable Doubt (2006), won the Black Expressions magazine’s Fiction Writing Contest, received an honorable mention in the SEAK Legal Fiction Writing Competition and was a finalist for USA Book News’ Best Books of 2006 award in the mystery, suspense and thriller category. Her second novel, In Firm Pursuit (2007), was honored by Romantic Times magazine as a finalist for Best African-American Novel of 2007. Murder on the Down Low (2008), Pamela’s third release, was an “Editor’s Pick” by Black Expressions magazine and a finalist for the 2009 African-American Literary Awards in the fiction category. The Black Caucus of the American Library Association honored Pamela’s next novel, Buying Time (2009), with its 2010 Fiction Award, calling the book “a captivating, suspenseful thriller.” Attorney-Client Privilege (2012) was a finalist for USA Book News’ Best Books of 2014 award in the multi-cultural fiction category. Her seventh legal thriller, Lawful Deception, goes on sale in October 2015.

Her writing repertoire also includes the short stories Unlawful Greed, featured in the anthology The Funeral (2013), Easy Money, featured in the anthology Scoundrels: Tales of Greed, Murder and Financial Crimes (2012) and The Setup, featured in the Sisters in Crime anthology, LAndmarked for Murder (2006). She also has an essay in the anthology, A Letter for My Mother (2013).

Pamela has achieved a successful writing career while working as Managing Counsel for Labor and Employment Law for Toyota in Southern California, specializing in employment law and social media law. Prior to that, she served as Employment Law Counsel for Raytheon Company and spent several years as an associate with the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, in Los Angeles.

A former journalist, Pamela began her broadcasting career at WXYZ-TV in Detroit and later worked as a news writer and associate producer at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. A graduate of UC Berkeley’s School of Law, Pamela has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from USC and a master’s degree in broadcasting from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles chapter of Mystery Writers of America and is a diehard member of Sisters in Crime-L.A., an organization dedicated to the advancement of women mystery writers.

A frequent speaker on the topics of sex trafficking, fiction writing and pursuing your passion, Pamela lives in the Los Angeles area and attends Hope in Christ Community Church in Compton.

For More Information

Visit Pamela’s website.
Connect with Pamela on Facebook  and Twitter.

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Ecowarriors

Title: The Ecowarriors Author: Sandra Dreis Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 190 Genre: Action Adventure Format: Ebook

On rare occasions, a writer makes a first appearance on the literature scene and the reader feels the excitement of meeting a new friend. In her debut novel, The Ecowarriors, Sandra Dreis creates young characters with voices that ring true and a story that is perfectly timed to entertain. Setting the fantasy against the background of the all-too-real problem of fracking is nothing short of brilliant. —Leigh Somerville, Author, It All Started with a Dog (trilogy, Second Wind Publishing) Davie Wyatt, born into a family of scientists, is forced to imagine a world without Wisconsin. Uncontrolled sand mining is taking over the state, threatening to destroy the land's natural beauty. Two badgers, leaders of a royal underground dynasty, choose Davie and his buddies—Carl, Sharon, and Melissa—for a vital mission. With the powers given to them by the badgers, the four youths must defeat an evil force that will rise from Devil's Lake on the eve of the Winter Solstice . Suddenly, vacation plans morph from the ordinary to the fantastic as the four experience a daring cross-country ski excursion, uncover clues from petroglyphs on a cave exploration, and survive a bizarre ice-fishing adventure. Will they be able to put these clues together in time? In the background, Grandpa John, a retired geologist, and his old friend, Avery, an Ojibwa storyteller, play important roles. As the young eco-warriors find themselves with the ability to fly, they face the enemy at Devil's Doorway, a landmark rock formation high up on the dangerous cliffs over the lake. Battling the forces of a giant sand monster, the teenagers will discover the truths that lie—not only below the surface of the Devil's Lake—but within themselves.

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Meet the Author:

Sandra Brodkin Dreis is a native New Yorker and graduate of Hofstra University. She has a multifaceted and eclectic career in writing, teaching, and the performing arts. Dreis lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina, with her two dogs. This is her debut book.  

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