Sparks of love

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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

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?

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

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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

California Dreamin’

moonlight

 

This short, sweet book is based on a real-life love story. The cover is mesmerizing, don’t you think?

Here’s the blurb:

Michael Thomas’ life changed when he accepted a friendly client’s offer to stay at his winter home in Carmel, California. Michael planned to immerse himself in the artistic atmosphere of the Monterey Bay area. Maybe this is his opportunity to settle at last and to make better use of his exceptional talents as a painter, an artists romance.

Angelina Serracino, a romance widow, had yet to forgive herself for the death of her fiance, though she had no responsibility for his passing. Angelina still couldn’t shake the feeling that if maybe she had done something differently.

Angelina was working in her father’s restaurant when Michael came in for a meal. Michael was immediately attracted, but she was withdrawn. What will he have to do? How can he get her interest?

Devin Pine has skillfully handled this beautiful story of being honest in love and dealing with the consequences of divergent pasts. Truly an inspirational romance.

 

Review

Devin Pine may have written Moonlight at Monterey Bay as a tribute to his grandparent’s courtship, but their story transcends the boundaries of time and easily translates to a modern-day romance. Michael Thomas is a worldly artist equally bewitched by a beautiful waitress and the haunting seascapes of Carmel. Angelina Serracino is a small-town girl too absorbed by tragedy and guilt to acknowledge her budding romance with the handsome stranger. What ensues is a heart-warming journey through desire and self-deception, with several keen insights into the redeeming powers of love.Pine deftly navigates an emotionally turbulent plot without contriving the internal struggles of his main characters. An inspired supporting cast keeps the tone from getting too heavy, and the seaside setting compliments the sensual imagery. Moonlight at Monterey Bay is like a weekend trip to Carmel: short, sweet, and full of people and places you’ll want to take back home. — Marie Cannizzaro

About the Author

Devin Pine lives in Santa Barbara California with his beautiful wife, his beloved two teenage girls (who give him no end of fun!), and his wonderful brown lab Cocoa!

Devin was born and raised in southern California, but he spent 5 years living in Monterey where he learned to scuba dive and did some abalone diving while working for a fishing company in his youth.

He spends his adult life working at a copywriting company for fashion products, pet products, and food stuffs.

Devin has both a bachelors in English and a masters in journalism. He enjoys writing immensely!

Watch what you sign

marrying

 

Book 3 in A Fake Marriage series is out. This seems to be a popular trope. I hope the same can be said of fake engagements since my next book features that one.

Here’s the blurb:

Lillian Brunette is desperate for a job. Six month pregnant and recently divorced, she needs health insurance and an income if she’s ever going to be able to take care of herself and the baby—if what happened to her first pregnancy happens again. So when her best friend tells her that the billionaire bachelor is looking for an assistant, she jumps at the opportunity to interview.

Reed Williamson is trying to get over his broken heart. When he finds out that his fiancée ended up pregnant with his half-brother’s baby, he’s written off all relationships. Which he was doing a good job at until he finds out that in order to inherit his family’s investment company, he has to be married. Out of desperation, Reed’s mom puts in a call to an elite matchmaking agency to find him a contract wife. At least with that, there’s no chance of falling in love.

After an episode of mistaken identity, Lillian finds herself contractually obligated to marry Reed. Which is the ideal relationship for her. Faking a marriage seems easy, until she finds out that Reed is kind and incredibly handsome. And just might be what she wants in a family. If only he could accept the secret she’s so desperate to hide.

 

Get it now for 99 cents on Amazon here.

Small town intrigue

 

lifesaver

Brand new–the second book in this series set in a small town in Maine is on sale right now for 99 cents.

Here’s the blurb:

When Charlotte Olson becomes legal guardian of her young sister, it’s tough to survive, even in the friendly setting of Shady Piers. Now, after a disastrous fire, she loses everything, and Charlotte must protect her sister from a much more serious threat to the life they have built together.

After an embarrassing introduction, firefighter Neil Mack doesn’t expect to see Charlotte again, but when he’s called to the fire in her apartment block, he manages to get her and her sister to safety, despite great personal danger to himself.

What neither of them know is the deeper threat, just around the corner, that will have serious implications for Charlotte, the handsome firefighter and those around them who they love.

The Shady Piers Romance series novellas are ‘clean and sweet’ contemporary romances with Happy Ever After endings and no cliffhangers, that can be read as standalone novels all set in Shady Piers, Maine.

 

Get it on Amazon here.