fly when tenacious mountain climber and hiker Beasley McLemore meets
hot smokejumper Will Gregor on a search and rescue mission in
Yosemite. Getting together, however, isn’t easy. Strong-willed
Beasley is bent on building a thriving landscaping business back home
in the foothills of the majestic Smoky Mountains. Busy working 24/7,
she has no time or energy for a man in her life...she
by love in his past, Will is content to live near awe-inspiring Lake
Tahoe where he saves lives and forests as a remote wildland
firefighter. He doesn’t need a committed relationship complicating
his dangerous lifestyle...he thinks.
life-changing events and a family mystery, each must question long
held beliefs about work, love, and life. Looming over their
blossoming love affair is the 2,400 miles separating their homes and
livelihoods. Will love keep them together or distance tear them
by books as a child, Hope Malory developed an interest in writing in
second grade when she discovered poetry. Those early seeds, along
with a penchant for happy endings, led her to fulfill her dream of
becoming a romance novelist.
thirty years in the education field, Hope traded in a commute,
traffic, and early mornings for inventing strong-willed characters
and putting them in unpredictable situations.
whether relaxing on the beach, traveling with her husband, or
spending time at home, she is busy writing her next novel.
Which Grows Wild collects sixteen dark and masterful short stories by
award-winning author Eric J. Guignard. Equal parts whimsy and weird,
horror and heartbreak, this debut collection traverses the darker
side of the fantastic through vibrant and harrowing tales that depict
monsters and regrets, hope and atonement, and the oddly changing
reflection that turns back at you in the mirror.
why Eric J. Guignard has earned praise from masters of the craft such
as Ramsey Campbell (“Guignard gives voice to paranoid vision that’s
all too believable.”), Rick Hautala (“No other young horror
author is better, I think, than Eric J. Guignard.”), and Nancy
Holder ( “The defining new voice of horror has arrived, and I stand
Case Study in Natural Selection and How It Applies to Love” - a
teen experiences romance, while the world slowly dies from rising
temperatures and increasing cases of spontaneous combustion.
of a Little Suicide” - a down-on-his-luck actor unexpectedly finds
his dreams and love in Hollywood playing a munchkin during filming of
The Wizard of Oz, but soon those dreams begin to darken.
Inveterate Establishment of Daddano & Co.” - an aged undertaker
tells the true story behind the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, and
of the grime that accumulates beneath our floors.
Journey of Great Waves” - a Japanese girl encounters, years later,
the ocean-borne debris of her tsunami-ravaged homeland, and the
ghosts that come with it.
House of the Rising Sun, Forever” - a tragic voice gives dire
warning against the cycle of opium addiction from which, even after
death, there is no escape.
Days of the Gunslinger, John Amos” - a gunfighter keeps a decimated
town’s surviving children safe on a mountaintop from the incursion
of ferocious creatures… until a flash flood strikes.
within, and discover a wild range upon which grows the dark, the
strange, and the profound.
J. Guignard is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction,
operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles. He's won the
Bram Stoker Award, been a finalist for the International Thriller
Writers Award, and a multi-nominee of the Pushcart Prize. His stories
and non-fiction have appeared in over one hundred genre and literary
publications such as "Nightmare Magazine," "Black
Static," "Shock Totem," "Buzzy Magazine,"
and "Dark Discoveries Magazine." Outside the glamorous and
jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric's a technical writer and
college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children,
cats, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles.
Tagline: Is Lauren’s love for Cole stronger than her fear of scandal in her hometown?
Lauren didn't intend to sleep with her brother-in-law Cole on the day of her husband's funeral. But now that she is pregnant, she's not sorry. Cole's given her a baby, a long-wished-for miracle. He's been her friend forever, though she never told him or anyone else how unhappy her marriage to his cheating brother was. And she's afraid to tell the small town that considered her husband a hero that the baby isn't his.
Cole's been in love with Lauren since he was sixteen. It kills him that everyone believes the baby is his dead brother's. All he wants is to claim the baby, and Lauren, as his own. Though she marries him, will Lauren's heart ever be his?
Lauren must tell the truth or risk losing Cole. Is her newly-discovered love for him greater than her fear of scandal in her hometown?
She shook her
head. “You don’t love me, not really. I’m nothing more than a responsibility to
“Don’t tell me
how I feel.” Desperation turned to anger in a flash. Cole jumped to his feet
and began to pace. “I’ve been in love with you since I was sixteen years old,
but you never saw me, not really. You only had eyes for Billy. It nearly killed
me when you married him, but I stuffed down my anger and hurt and congratulated
both of you, because really, what else could I do?”
“No, that can’t
“It’s true, all
right. I wish to God it wasn’t. I tried to push away my feelings for you, tried
to love other women, but none of them were you. None of them compared to you. I
thought I’d get over you, but I never did.”
Her eyes were
wide with shock. “Cole—”
the truth. I found out he’d been cheating on you, and I confronted him. We had
a huge fight, beat each other till we were both bloody. He told me I was
jealous because you’d rejected me. He said you’d never want me, that you’d
always be tied to him, no matter what happened. And he was right.” He gave a
bark of mirthless laughter. “He’s dead and he still comes between us.”
About the Author:
When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist, and in 2018 “Lies and Solace” won Best Contemporary romance in the I Heart Indie contest.
In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada with their Pug/Terrier cross Lou.
She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at
Heart of the Storm Debbie Peterson Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Publisher:The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: February 27, 2019
Print ISBN: 978-1-5092-2473-9
Digital ISBN: 978-1-5092-2474-6
Number of pages: 277
Word Count: 96478
Cover Artist:Debbie Taylor
Tagline: Love is the perfect storm…
DEA agent Aliyana Montijo must stop a drug lord's killing orders and find a government mole. With a contract on her head, she trusts no one. While heading back to Florida with evidence, lightning strikes her plane. As it careens into the ocean, she thinks she sees a pirate ship. What she finds is a dashing and most unlikely ally.
Four centuries ago, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness captained a vessel for the Dutch West Indies Company. Then an unearthly storm in the Bermuda Triangle blew him into a parallel dimension. After rescuing Aliyana from a similar tempest, he finds himself drawn to the courageous beauty and wants to aid her mission.
In the midst of danger, the two find themselves falling in love. Then a misunderstanding tears them apart, perhaps forever…
About a half an
hour before sunset, the unease she had carried for the past several hours
turned into a sudden feeling of dread. Panic overtook all rational thought and
settled into her soul. Something terrible had happened. She raced toward her
supplies and grabbed her backpack. Her fingers shook as she unzipped the bag
and yanked out her phone. She called Greg’s number several times over before it
dawned on her that he had already boarded a plane headed for Colombia. She
wouldn’t be able to contact him until the morning.
attempts to banish it, the dread grew stronger with each passing hour. A
growing notion that Wolf and his crew never left the sub took firm hold. The
conscientious men of the Wieven could very well have remained behind to ensure
that all went according to plan. The thought of such an occurrence made her
sick to her stomach. What if they could die as she had always feared? What if
they died in that sub along with Mercado’s men? She couldn’t sleep, and she
couldn’t eat. All throughout the long hours of the night, she restlessly paced
along the shore, waiting, hoping, and praying.
By the time the
gloomy morning arrived, what little hope she’d carried throughout the long
night dissipated. Somewhere in her heart, she finally accepted that her beloved
captain wouldn’t be coming for her. Not now. Not ever again.
About the Author:
Debbie is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance. She has-and always has had-a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, making an impossible love possible, and happily ever after endings. She loves music, art, beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and thunder storms.
When she's not busy conjuring her latest novel, She spends time with the members of her very large and nutty family in the lovely, arid deserts of southern Nevada. She also pursues her interests in family history (which she also teaches), mythology, and history.
Michael Taylor, of the Oakland PD, is the lead on a horrific serial
killer case. For six weeks, he has been cleaning up mounds of the
killer’s mess. Bodies of men have been found chopped up and left,
skin down, for display. Michael, mysterious to many in his
department, is desperate to solve this case.
only form of stress relief, Candy, a stripper employed at a San
Francisco club, begins to show genuine interest in him and they form
a relationship a midst all the chaos that is Michael’s life.
Between interviews and police reports, Michael makes time for
more commonly known as Vanessa, gets tangled in Michael's case as
things unfold. A killer’s desire for retribution leaves her a
victim of crime. Vanessa has to use her wit and charm to keep a
killer at bay as she leaves bread crumbs for Michael to follow. The
lovers must survive a serial killers plot for vengeance while
practicing trust and loyalty throughout.
Police Detective Michael Taylor is faced with another gruesome case:
a dead man with no eyes and lips sewn shut.
After catching a
grisly Bay Area serial killer, Michael is hit on all sides by change.
He starts his investigation with a rookie detective for a partner,
his love life is in turmoil, and the pressure at the PD is mounting
as the newly minted partners receive a second case that is being
pressed as a priority. Michael, the consummate loner, has to manage
all of his new relationships, keep his wits and juggle the demands of
the PD as he tries to get justice for his victim.
Just as the
tag team start to hit a stride, the murder attempts start to pile up
and Michael is in the crosshairs. The duo must work fast to defend
their victim and save Michael’s life.
passion for writing took a backseat to a career in Education as well
as her personal education. Tiffany was honored to have work published
for the first time in May 2011. Since then her work has been featured
in many books and online publications. From fiction to non-fiction,
murder to relationships, Tiffany's range as a writer is wide and
deep. Crazy about killing, Tiffany's favorite genre to write is Crime
writes for readers and wants their full input as she creates her
work. "It is my job to satisfy readers. Everything they say
about my work is invaluable. I use it to make myself and my writing
hobbies include reading, Just Dance, and watching hours of ID Channel
can last a thousand lifetimes when you’re an Immortal... or so they
become of the Immortal Darius? His wife, Stella, worries about his
fate as she rules over their city-state of Deminon, especially when
she learns he’s been the victim of treachery. She’ll do anything
to get him back.
as a traitor to Rome, Darius is forced to fight gladiators as part of
the funeral rites of powerful Romans. His years of experience on the
battlefield serve him well in the arena—until he’s forced to
fight Marcus—a younger, stronger gladiator who is unaware of his
he’s about to suffer a defeat by the hand of Marcus, Darius is
forced to make a decision that will change his future and
Stella’s—preserve his essence by allowing his body to die so that
he can live on in Marcus. His two-thousand years of memories and life
experiences should be powerful enough to overcome the essence of the
untested Immortal. Allow him to return to Stella and resume their
life together, even if she won’t immediately recognize him.
Marcus isn’t giving up so easily. Especially when he meets
Marcus help Darius take revenge on the one whose deceit led to his
arrest on charges of treason? Or will Darius’ essence slowly be
subsumed, the memories of his nearly two-thousand-year lifespan—and
of Stella—fading away in the mind of Marcus?
Immortals once had all the time in the world. Now it’s suddenly of
self-described nerd and lover of science, Linda Rae spent many years
as a published technical writer specializing in 3D graphics
workstations, software and 3D animation (her movie credits include
SHREK and SHREK 2). An interest in genealogy led to years of research
on the Regency era and a desire to write fiction based in that
fan of action-adventure movies, she can frequently be found at the
local cinema. Although she no longer has any fish, she follows the
San Jose Sharks. She is a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC) and makes
her home in Cody, Wyoming.
hotel inspector, Tallulah Thompson, is called in along with her pug,
Franny, to investigate renovation delays, she meets an extremely
annoyed and dapper turn-of-the-century innkeeper. The only problem is
he’s in limbo, neither dead nor alive, and Tallulah and the pug are
the first to see him in a hundred years.
by a medicine woman, “Love ‘em and Leave ‘em Lucius” Stewart
is stuck between worlds until he finds his true love and gives her
his heart. When he first sees Tallulah, he doesn’t know what he’s
feeling. Yet, her stunning beauty, and feisty attitude pull him
the fate of Hotel LaBelle on the line, Tallulah with the help of a
powerful medicine woman turns Lucius back into a flesh and blood man.
She and Lucius team up to save the hotel, but Tallulah can't help but
wonder if he will ever let go of his past love and learn to love
a wild mustang is shot in Montana, renowned horse whisperer and
telepath, Emma Horserider, is called in to calm the herd and find out
what happened. Once on scene she is almost killed by a bullet-spewing
drone, and calls her black ops brother for back-up.
help roars into her life covered in tattoos and riding a Harley.
Remote viewer Bronco Winchester takes the assignment because he is
ordered to, but he wonders what type of assistance, his boss's sister
needs. That is until he sees Emma, a valiant Warrior Woman proud of
her Crow heritage.
as a married couple, Emma and Bronco go undercover to infiltrate and
stop a hate group. Both are anxious enough without the now growing
attachment they feel for one another. When the lives of many are on
the line, they are not sure if they will live or die—let alone have
a chance at love.
soars like an eagle. One strikes like a thunderbird.
But for both
hearts, revenge can be deadly when it's nourished.
Defense Director and shapeshifter Bert Blackfeather doesn't need a
boss with no experience. So what if she's beautiful or gives him a
jolt when she shakes his hand? He never plans to get seriously
involved with another woman--not in this lifetime.
Wagner, an empath with psychometric abilities and an advocate for the
deaf, gets more than she bargained for with Bert. One touch and she
relives his IED injuries. So what if he's handsome and hot? She
doesn't need to add his secrets to her own. Phoebe's are bad
When his niece goes missing from Hotel LaBelle, Bert
goes to Montana to help--and Phoebe insists on going with him. Can
these two hard-headed people share their darkest secrets in order to
work together? It may be the only way to save an endangered
child--and their own hearts when Bert's past rears its ugly head.
has been writing fiction since middle school and has the
rejection slips to prove it. An RN, she provided health care
delivery, became a researcher, association executive, and obtained a
PhD in Public Health. She is the author of the Hotel LaBelle Series,
the Jinni Hunter Series, and the Obsession Series. When not
attempting to make students and colleagues laugh or writing, she can
be found fishing, walking her dogs, herding cats, or breaking bread
and laughing with family and friends in Baltimore, MD and Punta