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Krystal Shannan, also known as Emma Roman, lives in a sprawling ranch style home with her husband, daughter, and a pack of rescue Basset Hounds. She is an advocate for Autism Awareness and shares the experiences and adventures she’s been through with her daughter whenever she can.
Needless to say, life is never boring when you have an elementary-aged special needs child you are homeschooling and half a dozen 4-legged friends roaming the house. They keep her and her husband busy, smiling, and laughing.
Krystal writes magick and Emma doesn’t. If you are looking for leisurely-paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. However, for those looking for a story filled with adventure, passion, and just enough humor to make you laugh out loud. Welcome home!
While Charles' wife, Elizabeth, has no issue with the way he
acquires children, (just as long as she doesn’t have to deal with them),
Theresa Spadoni does care. She has been trying to give her husband a baby for
years, but nothing happens. Then one night with a coworker and Mary Mason has
not just one baby, but two!
Her anger has escalated to murder. It was her idea to set the
pit bull on to Mary. It was also her idea to kill Mary’s newborn son. If she
can’t give her unfaithful husband a child, then she would at least make certain
his child by Mary wouldn’t survive either.
Mary Mason may have lost her job and
reputation, but she has too much pride to allow vengeful women and their
manipulative husbands to destroy her life and steal her new born babies.
Unfortunately, pride alone isn’t going to save her. When Captain Chad Danton
answers a call about a prostitute soliciting at the local library, he discovers
a determined woman in desperate need of medical care. Upon hearing Mary’s
story, he resolves to help her, not realizing her enemies will join those who
wish to destroy his career.
eyes narrowed. “I was in the room when the father of the boy insisted his wife
had accidentally cut off the oxygen. When Mary said she’d get a restraining
order, he assured her he’d had already told the hospital to keep his wife
sighed. “Well, they have no record of that request, if he made it. Last night,
the baby’s IV was removed. And there’s no way that can be considered
accidental. Those incubators are not easy to open, and an alarm should have
gone off when it happened.”
shook his head. “That sounds like something a nurse would know how to do.”
“Not if she plans to keep her license.”
out Nurse Hadley. She seems to have some vested interest in this.” He then told
Sanders everything he knew about Mary Mason and her tormentors.
scratched his head when Chad stopped talking. “You might want to let Captain
Wiggens know. When I asked him for police protection on the baby boy and Mary
this morning, he…”
grimaced. “He turned me down and yelled at me for wasting time on this case.”
brow rose. “And did you tell him I personally assigned you to the case?”
nodded. “I did mention that. He assured me you’d be gone in a week and then
he’d be chief of police.” Sanders sighed. “I sure hope he’s wrong about that. I
have to tell you, sir. Most of your force is very happy to have a real cop in
charge. We’d like to keep you for a long time.”
Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They
hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an
adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New
Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white
sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and
raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur
photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her
entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.
Hi Sheri - and all you fabulous readers out there! *waves* Thank you so much for having me today. I’m super excited to be here! The second book in my Wolff Securities series is now available for pre-order—Woot!! It’s been a long time coming, but I’m hoping it’s worth the wait. Nate and Macy were particularly tight-lipped during the writing of this book but I finally managed to get them talking, lol. I’ve included a little taste of what’s to come when the book releases on July 6th! Not Without Risk (Book #2, Wolff Securities) Romantic Suspense
Blurb: He always keeps his promises… Private security specialist, Nate Wolff promised to rescue humanitarian aid worker, Macy Gibbs, not harbor a fugitive. Determined to keep his promise and not make the same mistakes his brother made, he risks his life to protect her from the terrorist group hunting her. Keeping this one will be the hardest thing he’s ever had to do… With a bounty on her head for the murder of a man who bought her in an illegal human trafficking ring, Macy Gibbs puts both her life, and the life of the tall, handsome stranger who’s vowed to rescue her, in danger. Emotionally scarred from her ordeal, she trusts no one. But, can the biggest danger she’s about to face be the impact this former SEAL has on her heart?
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NY Times & USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Lowery grew up reading romance novels in the back of her math book and on the bus to school, and never wanted to be anything but a writer. Her summers were spent sitting at the kitchen table with her sisters spinning tales of romance and intrigue and always with a tall glass of ice tea at their side. Today, Jennifer is living that dream and she couldn’t be happier to share her passion with her readers. She loves everything there is about romance. Her stories feature alpha heroes who meet their match with strong, independent heroines. She believes that happily ever after is only the beginning of her stories. And the road to that happy ending is paved with action, adventure, and romance. As her characters find out when they face danger, overcome fears, and are forced to look deep within themselves to discover love. Jennifer lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
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Thank you for having me today, Sheri!! I just want to send out a big THANK YOU to all my readers out there! Without you I wouldn’t be here. My wish is to one-day meet each and every one of you so I can personally thank you for your generosity and support! All my best, Jennifer
eight years ago when I took my husband up on his suggestion that he now, no
said, “When you’re not working, you have your nose stuck in a book. Why
don’t you write one yourself?”
thought, “Sure. Why not? I’ll give it a try.”
The initial draft of my first book was completed three years later. And the reason it took
so long is because I had no idea what the hell I was doing. Thank God for online writing groups and low-cost classes. Every moment I wasn’t
engaged with my family (which was anytime I wasn’t personally involved in whatever was happening), they would find me in one of my two son’s bedrooms. I didn’t
have a computer of my own, but we made sure the spawn each had one.
Flash drives are this writer’s best friend, next to gin and tonic. If seclusion were an
option for me, I’d add that, too. However, I’ve found the dispensing of the
Evil Eye, along with a pissed-off hiss, often did the trick when disturbed in the midst
of creative genius.
know how my husband and two boys put up with me.
years later, I’m still cranking out stories, taking the Hub's suggestion to
heart. I finally earned my own laptop and moved my writing location to where it’s
centralized and I can keep an eye on things.
“I said, 'write one book', not an entire series…or three.” ßOh come on, babe!
Where’s the fun in that?
gonna do it, go big! Right?
office of my own would be ideal. But I’ll have to write a few more books before
been a while since I’ve written a personal blog post and I thought I might try
to get back into it again. The trouble I have is coming up with interesting
topics to write about.
asked me the other day what a few of my favorite things were.
Blog Post Subject!
Five of Sheri’s
One: My family
might think, “Well, duh! That goes without saying.” And you’d be right. Truly, I
love spending time with the Cowboy and two Spawn. They keep me in stitches and
on my toes.
little dog, she's a Rat Terrier, has brought me more hours of joy than a weekend of Comedy Central. Her two
favorite words: Kill and Squirrel. ‘Nuff said.
about the crash of waves, warm sand and sun, a beach chair and the smell of
Coppertone brings a smile to my face and relaxation to my mood. I grew up
across the street from the surf and after my family moved into town, I spent every
free summer day back at the beach tanning my hide.
combined with One and Three, number Four is a damn fine time! On my tenth
Christmas, my parents surprised me with a horse. Although, it wasn’t a
surprise, really. I’d asked for a horse EVERY DAY since I’d turned
five-years-old. Other than my time in college, I’ve always had a horse since.
started journaling when I was young, writing my feelings down about a boy I liked
or how awful I thought my mother treated me. The usual young girl thoughts. Those
early days of literary noodling led to a love of writing, which grew into what
I have today. The escape I find in creating stories and characters is the same
as what I find when reading a good book!
you could pick a few of your favorite items to share, what would they be?
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Once known as the infamous hacker Artemis, Amy Wilson now works in a coffee shop. With only months until the end of her probation from working in the technological industry that she loves, Amy is determined to keep Artemis dead and buried. When incidents similar to the ones Amy did start occurring all fingers start pointing in Artemis’ direction, and three people that want Artemis to come out of retirement. Quail City’s super heroes Dark Master and Calypso aka as multi-billionaire Noah Adams and his assistant Vanessa London know Amy’s secret, and also know that she is being set up. Having spent months in a flirtmance with Amy, they are tired of waiting and want both her and Artemis in their bed. Hinderer wants to hold technology hostage, but in order to do that he needs Artemis’ assistance, and he will use any methods necessary to gain her cooperation.
“People have been mentioning Artemis,” Calypso said. “You wouldn’t have heard anything?”
They knew, Amy thought. Somehow they knew. “No, Artemis isn’t here anymore. At least from what I heard.”
“Damn shame, too,” complained one of the customers in the shop. “Not the Artemis that is playing with the lights and stuff. But the Artemis who liked to help people with their problems.”
“Yeah, I think if someone is behind it, it’s someone pretending to be Artemis, or trying to shift the blame on her,” said another customer. “She may have done some things, but she’d never deliberately set out to get people hurt.”
Amy smiled at the person that made the comment. “I’ve been here all day. But it’s more than the traffic lights. Didn’t I hear that the other day the Financial District was shut down because the money showed at zero?”
“That is something that Artemis had fun with,” Dark Master commented. “Or had in the past.”
“I’m sure that whatever has been happening in Quail City has nothing to do with Artemis,” Amy replied.
“Hope for Artemis’ sake it’s true,” Calypso said. “Williams is ranting and raving in Commissioner James’ office asking for her to be arrested.”
Just bet he is, thought Amy. “Is there anything else I can get you?” Amy asked them. She saw that it was almost six and the last bus going towards her apartment would be there any minute.
“You in our bed,” Calypso said in her ear. “Your blue hair will look glorious on our pillows.” Then out loud stated, “That’s all for now.”
New York Times Bestselling Author Izzy Szyn was born in May of 2014 when a friend dared her to write. Born and raised in Detroit, MI. Izzy now lives in Oklahoma City with her furchild Misty, the friendliest Chihuahua/Terrier you will ever meet. Currently works in a call center, where she writes in between phone calls, Izzy loves to keep in touch with her readers. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Quirky, Private Investigator, Sage McGuire, solves missing person
cases. Sergeant Carter Morgan of the Portland Police Department solves violet
crimes. Can they keep each other out of trouble while falling head-over-heels
Sage McGuire has a great job she loves. All
that changes in the blink of an eye when her long-time boss, Mr. Smithfield,
has an accident involving an over-sized rubber band. Mr. Smithfield’s
semi-worthless son, Daniel, takes over Smithfield Laboratories and Sage
rethinks her career choice.
Sergeant Carter Morgan of the Portland Police Department solves
violent crimes and sexy pinecone scent
and black leather pants rev Sage’s engine.
Sage’s wild spirit, crazy red hair, and sense
of humor take Carter for the ride of his life.
leaned toward me and nodded in that direction. “He’s been sitting by himself
for a while. A dance with that fine man could take your mind off just about
winked. “You should give him a try.”
“You think?” We laughed until we
about peed our pants. I noticed he was watching us with a grin that spread
across his sexy face. “Oh shit. I think he heard us.”
“Good. You deserve a little fun after
the week you’ve had,” Bridget insisted.
“Well, I’ve seen my share of gorgeous
men, but that guy is smok’n hot.” I looked heavenward and giggled.
“Oh boy, is he ever,” Bridget and
Ophelia said in unison and fanned their faces.
“I’m going to give him my, ‘you can buy me a drink’ look and see
what he does.”
All of a sudden Bridget rolled her
eyes toward the bar. “Holy moly, he’s coming this way. That worked fast. I
should try that maneuver,” Bridget whispered.
“Me too.” Ophelia got out a pen and
small notepad from her purse and wrote down what I had done and then tucked her
notes into her purse.
Bridget and I stared at her. Her face
“We always come up with great ideas
over margaritas, but I can never remember what they are in the morning. From
now on, I’m writing them down. Hopefully they’ll make sense in the morning.”
Sharon Kleve's Bio:
Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic
Peninsula with her husband.
is a multi-published author of contemporary romance. She loves romance. She
loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about
romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in
each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily
ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.
of her favorite things to do is pick up a new book and sink into the story,
immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire
her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.
not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her
cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.
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A quickie-read novellette Return to the uninhabited world on Jungle Island…
Life should be sweet, but for Tarzan things have gone sour. No matter how hard he tries, when something goes wrong it’s always his fault—like the challenger who wants the Alpha Female position. And Jane isn’t happy about it.
Jane survived a pirate attack and being shipwrecked on a jungle island. Life is tough in the wilds, but how does one survive heartache and homesickness—or the suspicions the mind conjures up. Courage is made, and relationships strengthened, when two people share a sweet Jungle Love.
"The pages scorch when these two get together." ~ Amazon Reviewer "A glorious erotic adventure..." ~ Loves to laugh, Amazon Reviewer "On the Sexy scale of Tarzan stories this is a 10." ~ HeadTripping books
Lord of the Jungle - book one Forever My Jane - book two
The most useful of all of
Rana’s powers is the ‘reading of the heart’. If she can safely place her hand
over a person’s heart, she can discover what they truly feel, rather than what
they tell her. This is how she knew her father had killed her mother to prevent
King Schnell from taking her as his wife. This is how she knew which ministers
wished her dead, even when they assured her they would support her. This is how
she determined which men in her police were members of the black mafia. And
most wonderfully, this is how she discovered that Prince Seren truly loved her.
Rana is only sixteen when she becomes queen. Her first challenge is
to quell an internal coup while a massive army storms the gates of her castle.
Her enemies believe her to be a child, but she has powers they’ve never
suspected. She also has great dreams for her people, and she will do whatever is
necessary to make them happen, even marrying a prince she does not want.
Rana had not realized how frustrating and difficult finding truly
good workers was until she tried to do it without using her ability to read the
She thought the first candidate interviewed for Public Works quite
excellent until they walked him to the door and she placed her hand over his
He only wanted the position to make himself rich as his
Once he left, Seren closed the door and smiled. “I believe we have
found a very good minister.”
She sighed heavily.
“You don’t agree?”
She shook her head.
“What did I miss?” he asked. She could hear the disappointment in
his voice. He was already losing faith in himself.
She led him to the table and sat down beside him. “Seren, I have to
tell you something.”
“You cannot tell him you’re a fairy,” Ditter warned.
“I have to tell him something.”
“He hates witches, as well.”
She sighed. “Will you just trust me?”
Ditter stared at her a long moment and then returned time to its
“Go ahead,” Seren stated, looking as if he stood before a firing
“God has given me a gift. It’s why I knew which ministers to
remove, which to keep, and which to hire as replacements.”
“What is it?”
“If I place my hand upon a heart, I can tell what the person feels.
The candidate who just left did everything right, said just what we wanted to
hear, but when I touched his heart, I discovered he wanted the job to make
himself rich like the one before him.”
Seren’s eyes narrowed. Then he grabbed her hand and placed it upon
his heart. “What am I feeling right now?”
“Doubt…You don’t believe I have a gift…You think I’ve changed my
mind and want to break the engagement and return to Stronghold…shock that maybe
I do have a gift…”
She then pulled her hand away from him and stood up from a shock of
her own. “You still love me!”
He remained seated so they were nearly the same height. “With all
my heart. And I am now convinced you do have a gift. My only concern is what
will you do with your newfound knowledge? Before you run in fear, I should
remind you that I still need a new minister.”
She continued to stare at him, trying to make sense of this new
His hands shook and he met her gaze. “I wish I had your gift,
because I need to know what you are thinking right now.”
Rana threw her arms about his neck. “I love you. I love the man
you’ve been this week.”
His arms tentatively, then determinedly wrapped around her small
“Really, really, really!”
“Then let’s find our ministers so we can get onto more romantic
Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ
with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet
or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ,
hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive
with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky
dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid
gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts.
Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing