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Escape into history

Published August 15, 2018 by francesothomas

portprovident

Kristen calls her books “sweet escape romance.” That’s how I feel about mine too. This prequel to her Port Provident:Hurricane Hope series is free right now. Here’s the blurb:

HE RETURNED HOME TO SAY GOODBYE. SHE GAVE HIM THE CHANCE AT A FRESH START.

Whitt Peoples knows this Christmas will be the worst holiday in his life. The high-powered corporate consultant is used to saving dying companies, but he can’t save his dying grandmother. Returning to Port Provident for the first time since his childhood, he hopes to slip into town—and then leave as soon as possible–without running into the other side of his family who turned their back on him when he was a kid.

Samantha Spaeth has spent her life conquering her fears. The Director of the Port Provident Historical Society isn’t afraid of anything, except the fact that she is running out of time to save one of the island’s most historic landmarks before it succumbs to development by a big-box store.

When Whitt asks her to navigate Port Provident’s history in order to help him discover the secrets from his own past, she accepts the challenge because she needs all the allies she can find to preserve the island’s heritage.

Can a woman who lives for the lessons of the past use the town’s heritage to bring the promise of true love to a man who’s spent his whole life running away?

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Is beauty only skin deep?

Published July 23, 2018 by francesothomas

torn

 

This award-winning novel is free today only. It’s book four in a popular series. Buy it here.

 

**Winner of the prestigious 2015 RONE Award for best New Adult fiction**

Modern-day pirates took more than Jori Virtanen’s friends; they stole his face. Not only does the twenty-four-year-old former model have to confront months of reconstructive surgery, he discovers his previous life was as superficial as his looks. Up-and-coming talk show host Olivia Howard wants an interview. She, like the rest of the press, expects a hero, but Jori knows the truth. His beauty masks a beast.

In seclusion and evading the press, Jori struggles to make a new life as an artist. But he can’t hide from himself; more than his face is damaged. How can Jori possibly make amends for all that he’s broken? When Olivia finally tracks him down, he must decide if he can trust her. Could this unlikely woman be a key to freeing his heart and healing the beast?

Sparks of love

Published July 18, 2018 by francesothomas

brush

 

This new novel with a popular trope is available to preorder here.   My small town romances are set in a fictional town loosely based on the real town where I live. I wonder if Soda Spurs, Texas, is real. And isn’t the idea of a heroine who is an auto mechanic intriguing?

Here’s the blurb:

All the money in the world means nothing without someone to share with with.

Billionaire actor Brent McKasson wanted something different in life. Tired of being typecast in the same action roles, he decides to take some time off to think. However, his car breaks down in the small town of Soda Spurs, Texas. Forced to rely on people he doesn’t know, Brent rediscovers the charm of a small town and a feisty female mechanic, but will it be enough for him to stay or will the fame call him back?

Sam Jenkins moved to Soda Spurs after a hard breakup. All she wanted to do was open up an auto shop and return to her small town roots. Then Brent McKasson lands in her lap. Literally. She’s the only mechanic in town, and with the only hotel in town booked for the Cowboy festival, she is forced to open her spare room to him for the weekend. What she hadn’t expected was to open her heart to him as well.

But can a spark between two opposites create a lasting love? Or will his fame and her independence keep them apart?

Atonement in a small town

Published June 26, 2018 by francesothomas

katcantrell

 

Since I also have a series set in a fictional small town, I’m intrigued by the possibilities for this new series to develop. Kat is venturing into clean romace for the first time. You can purchase it here.

 

Here’s the blurb:

“[Kat Cantrell’s] SEAL characters are the best!” ~ Romance As A First Language

When a SEAL comes home, it takes the right woman to heal his scars. Read the first book in a brand new military romance series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kat Cantrell.

After being kicked out of the Navy, ex-SEAL Caleb Hardy needs a new mission, and rebuilding a struggling Texas mining town into a tourist destination is it. If he’s successful, Superstition Springs will become a new home for his band of world-weary teammates—and hopefully a place to atone for the horrific mistake they’d made in the line of duty. Mission parameters: within six months, make the town profitable before it gets razed and turned into a shopping center.

Urban planner Havana Nixon has other plans for the quirky dot on the map. She fled Superstition Springs eight years ago, desperate to escape her childhood poverty and the town that she never could quite call “home”. Now she’s back, determined to help the townspeople—and earn herself a lofty job in the process. All she has to do is convince the folks to sell their land for a fair price to the developer eyeing the town’s prime location. Everyone wins, right? Except she didn’t count on an infuriating and gorgeous obstacle named Caleb Hardy.

Add in a love prediction dispensed by Havana’s quirky aunt and nothing goes as expected, least of all a head-to-head between two people with opposing plans who spark every time they’re together. If they could just unbend long enough to compromise, Caleb and Havana might figure out they both want the same thing—forever.

Welcome to Superstition Springs, town in progress.

Which sister gets the man?

Published June 25, 2018 by francesothomas

inharmsway

 

Looking for a new author? Here is the first in a series for 99 cents for a short time.

 

The blurb:

One life…
Trevor Palmer must sink or survive, quite literally. Choosing to manipulate the changing hands of his company for his own good, he relocates to the rough country of Idaho, in searching for his great great grandfather’s mine.

Porsche has sworn off all men but meeting Trevor has changed her best laid plans, throwing her resolve to find the perfect man for her sister against her, stumbling head on into the ideal man for herself.

 

shaunna

Biography

“Have you considered you might have Multiple sclerosis?”
“What?” My jaw managed to form the single syllable while my world collapsed.
“I mention it because your eyes dart around like my mother’s and she has MS,” Dr. Staley continued rubbing my neck before he twisted it. Snap, pop. It’s a good thing Dr. Staley is an excellent chiropractor.
“I can’t possibly have MS.” I argue because I’ve never fainted, I have all of my fine motor skills, I don’t bump into things. My balance is a little off, but I don’t have time to be sick, I’m just feeling the heat early this year. Right, it’s March in southern Nevada and not in the triple digits yet.
“I’m not a specialist but I can give you a referral. I think you should check it out.”

That is how my writing career started. Before then I danced, rode horses, did arts and crafts to decorate my home and sing. One by one each was taken from me by MS. I’ve had to reinvent myself. Writing is my creative outlet of choice now…but it is not alone. Against the odds my health is improving! I invite you to visit my blog or pick up a copy of The Drive to Thrive Anthology here on Amazon for the rest of the story.

Quaking with fear

Published June 20, 2018 by francesothomas

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In the mood for a western? Here’s a new release, the eighth in the Silverpines series. Natural disasters like an earthquake make a compelling element in a book. Here in Florida, we get hurricanes instead. I featured one in the second book of my Calusa Town Tales series, Southern Hospitality.

Here’s the blurb:

Struggling to move past her grief.

Victoria Rhyan lost everything during the Earthquakes that tore through Silverpines, including her husband, the town’s mayor. The resulting fear and loneliness has left her in a fragile state, unable to leave her home. To make matters worse, her husband’s solicitor arrives in Silverpines to inform Victoria that the mayor had been embezzling from town’s tax money, and that all of the evidence points to her as the recipient of those stolen funds. Desperate, Victoria sends out a plea for a mail-order-groom, begging for any man with experience at law to come to her aid.

Terrified of the man he has become.

Luther Garrison is a man on the run. He’s running from the law, and from his cousin— the notorious outlaw— Mace Thorne. Shot in the back while trying to escape Mace and his gang, Luther awakens to find himself at the mercy of Victoria Ryhan. She is everything he isn’t. Prim, proper and startlingly attractive, Luther is utterly captivated by her in an instant. But Mace is still hunting him, and it’s only a matter of time before he finds Luther again.

Can Victoria accept help from the lawyer turned outlaw for her own legal troubles?

Will Mace catch up to Luther and destroy both Victoria and himself?

Can love win out over their fear, or is it too late for the woman who took in the Wanted Lawyer?

 

Praise for the Silverpines series

“Love this series, I can not even imagine the work these women have had to endure with most of the men lost in tragedy.”
Amazon Reviewer

“The characters were very strong and believable with the circumstances that they had to endure. Love was a very special ingredient in this story…. Enjoying this series tremendously.”
Amazon Reviewer

“Every book in this series is a fun read. I ready enjoy reading the ‘mail order groom’ concept. Looking forward to read the next in this series.”
Amazon Reviewer