Friday, February 26, 2010

Second Chances by Kristie Leigh Maguire

Second Chances

A contemporary romance with a cowboy theme.

"Free wedding dress. Worn only once by mistake." One simple little ad, but it turned the whole world upside down (or perhaps right side up) for not only one couple, but for two couples. 

Mike Farley stomped on Jane Porter's heart with his cowboy boots. When he realized he had made the biggest mistake of his life, could he ever get it back the way it should be? Ma Liz Farley and Pa Jim Porter decided they had to do anything they could to make it right. But were they really willing to go "all the way" to accomplish it?

Set in rural Wyoming, Second Chances is a delightful read that will warm your heart as much as the fireplace will warm your cheeks.

Available in paperback, ebook, and Kindle formats.

Kristie Leigh Maguire is the author of Second Chances, Affairs of the Heart: Desert Heat and Cabin fever (Collector's Edition) Desert Heat, Cabin Fever, No Lady and Her Tramp (along with co-author Mark Haeuser), Emails from the Edge: The Life of an Expatriate Wife, and From the Far Side of the Sun, and has participated in several anthologies. She was voted Best Up and Coming Author of the Year and her novel Desert Heat was voted Best Romance of the Year by the Affaire de Coeur Magazine. Her novels Cabin Fever and No Lady and Her Tramp were in the Top Ten at the Preditor & Editors Poll. Her novel Affairs of the Heart was an Amazon Number One book in Sensual Romance.

Kristie Leigh Maguire and her husband have lived all over the United States and many foreign countries while following his career. While living in Japan, she found it very difficult to find books to read that were written in English. This situation was intolerable as she was an avid reader and had been known to resort to reading cereal boxes if nothing else was available. Have you ever tried to read a cereal box written in Japanese? It was not a pretty picture. She began writing her own books just to have something to read. Since the romance genre was what she loved to read, that is what she decided to write.

Visit Kristie Leigh Maguire online.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Madeline Hunter, New York Times Bestselling Author

Madeline Hunter’s first romance was published in June, 2000. Since then she has seen eighteen historical romances and one novella published, and her books have been translated into twelve languages. Over six million of her books are in print. She is a six-time RITA finalist, and two-time RITA winner. Seventeen of her books have been on the USA Today bestseller list, and she has also had titles on the New York Times printed list, Publishers Weekly list, and the Waldenbooks paperback fiction list. She has received two starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, and Romantic Times has awarded fifteen of her books 4 1/2 stars. Madeline is a Ph.D. in Art History, and she teaches at the college level. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons.

Visit Madeline online.

When Verity’s past abruptly finds her, her recent behavior promises to unleash the scandal of the decade. Of more concern to her, she now has to outwit fate or be forced back into a marriage to a lord whom she never freely accepted. She never expects for the stranger who is her husband to create so much sensual excitement, however, or for her quest for the life she was supposed to live instead to reveal a conspiracy that endangers them both.

Armed with her cousin’s pistol, Audrianna travels to a coaching inn, to meet with a man who may have information that will clear her dead father’s name. She does not realize that the handsome man of commanding sensuality who shows up is not the person she expected, but instead Lord Sebastian Summerhays, one of her father’s persecutors, lured to the inn by the same advertisement that brought her there.

When the pistol accidentally fires, the situation becomes mortifyingly public, and thoroughly misunderstood. Audrianna is prepared to live with the scandal. Lord Sebastian has other ideas. . .

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Shattered" by Karen Robards

Coming in March 2010. Shattered  by Karen Robards

Hardcover - March 23, 2010 

Putnam Adult
 ISBN: 0399156275
ISBN-13 9780399156274

Secret, betrayal, and a mysterious family history plague the heroine in the latest novel from New York Times-bestselling author Karen Robards.

The past is never over. It just gets dusty.

Lisa Shewmaker was a rising star in a prestigious law firm in Lexington, Kentucky; that is, until the firm went bankrupt and she lost her job. With an ailing mother to care for, Lisa takes the first position she can find: research assistant to District Attorney Scott Buchanan. Scott is as disagreeable as he is sexy, and Lisa suspects the only reason she got the job is because of her privileged upbringing as the daughter of a wealthy federal judge.

While reviewing cold cases in the Fayette County courthouse, a particularly thick manila envelope draws Lisa's attention. The details of the case are engrossing: An entire family-father, mother, and two children-disappeared more than twenty-eight years ago. Except that's not all: The mother in the photo could have been Lisa's twin, and the toddler in the picture bears an uncanny resemblance to Lisa herself. Before Lisa can learn more about her past, a series of catastrophes strike close to home. Lisa confides in Scott, and their relationship develops into something completely different. Together Lisa and Scott unravel a terrifying web of criminal connections that could destroy the very fabric of Lisa's life-if she lives long enough, that is.

 Karen Robards is the author of 40 books and one novella. She is the mother of three boys, ages 14, 19, and 25, and lives in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. A regular on the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, among others, she published her first novel at age 24. "I read, I write, and I chauffeur children," she says with a laugh. "That's my life."
Visit Karen Robard's website.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Joss Ware's "Embrace the Night Eternal"

Joss Ware's latest, Embrace the Night Eternal, is now available! It is the 2nd novel in her post-apocalyptic paranormal romance series.

Everything they knew is gone.

From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They must learn how to survive this dark, ravaged world . . . but they cannot do it alone.

Simon Japp will never forget his violent past. But when civilization is all but destroyed, he sees his chance for redemption. Blessed with a strange "gift," he's determined to help the resistance against the Strangers, the mysterious force that stalks them at every turn. He can't afford to get distracted, even by the stunning, soft-spoken woman fighting by his side . . . Sage Corrigan has learned to be careful where she places her trust. But she sees something good in Simon, even if he can't see it in himself. Posing as lovers to infiltrate a group key to their fight, they find that their staged affection soon develops into a desire that will leave them fighting for their lives in the night eternal . . .

Joss Ware has a degree in English and an MBA from the University of Michigan. After more than fifteen years in sales and marketing, she owned her own business and worked in a variety of roles for two startup companies. She's traveled to London, Paris, and Tahiti, and currently resides with her family near Ann Arbor, where she writes full-time.

Joss loves to hear from her readers, and encourages them to visit her website for updates and sneak peeks of future Envy books.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Kristie Leigh Maguire is featured author at

I received an email this morning notifying me that I am one of the featured authors at Check it out at

If you aren't familiar with, they have a wonderful tool where you can read samples of books with the pages flipping like turning a real book. I love it!

My books Desert Heat, Cabin Fever, No Lady and Her Tramp, and Emails from the Edge are available to be read using the "flipping" magic of fReado. You should have a look at them. What a neat feature!

Here is my page at


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Skye in June by June Ahern

The Skye in June
by June Ahern

A tale about the MacDonalds, a Scottish family, and their youngest child, June, who has an uniqueness that attracts unusual people. After a tragedy they emigrate from Scotland to San Francisco. The family implodes when June, is drawn into the world of mysticism and her sisters come of age during the colorful circa 1960's. It is a story of reconciliation and acceptance.

Anyone who loves a good read of San Francisco's history during the 1950's and early days of the '60's, will enjoy this story. It is rich with nuances of Scottish culture and language. The sisters are lively, funny and rebellious as they find ways to deter their father from having control over them. The story takes readers through issues of family and how it changes over the years, religion, as wells as the challenges of immigrants, and the world of mysticism.

Also available for download to your Kindle.

If you belong to, you can enter a contest to win a free copy of The Skye in June.