Interview Today with Lynnette Austin Author of "Can't Stop Lovin' You"

I owe Lynnette a HUGE
Sorry!!!
When I originally ran this review I slaughtered her name royally.  I can’t say sorry enough times.  I had it right but where it counted in the title.  So this my way of apologizing by rerunning it so you the reader can get it right and for sure I can too.  I found it do to a computer malfunction and now I feel blessed it did.  J  Here you go…  
 

 Can you believe it?
Lynnette Austin
She’s here!!!

Rad-Reader:  Why did Brawley really break up with her in the first place? 

Lynnette:  Brawley’s reasoning is really three-fold. First, he was nineteen years young. Second, when he hit college, a whole new world opened to him. Having been raised in a small, small town, he found the opportunities nearly overwhelming. His biggest reason, though? Concern for Maggie. She wanted to be a fashion designer. She wanted to attend school for this. He believed she’d give up her dream to be with him, and he didn’t want her doing that.

Rad-Reader:  Why did Brawley stay away so long before he came back to get her after college?  He told her not to wait, then he is gone so long before come back for her…

Lynnette:  Again, there were several reasons, really. He simply got caught up in the day to day life he was living. Like so many, he knew he wasn’t happy. But it takes a lot to actually do something about our situation. Doc Gibson was Maverick Junction’s vet and had been forever. He’d also been Brawley’s mentor. Maverick Junction is a very small town; there was no need for two vets. Now that Doc is getting up in years, he needs help. The time was right.

Rad-Reader:  Brawley had obsessed with thoughts of Maggie but never came back so why the poor me attitude?

Lynnette:  He’d moved on. Yet part of him was always with Maggie. Because his family still lived in Maverick Junction he often came to visit. He attended all the important events in Maggie’s life. We all tend to be a tad egocentric. Brawley is no different. Because he went home so often, he knew Maggie’d given her heart to no one else. He’d assumed therefore—incorrectly—that when he decided to return, Maggie would be waiting for him.

Rad-Reader:  Why didn’t Maggie go off to design school like she planned?  It had to be more than he secret?

Lynnette:  Her grandma Trudy died. Maggie went to Lone Tree to live with Grandpa Fletcher so that he wouldn’t be alone. A few months turned into a year, a year to two, and she decided that, rather than go to school, she’d open her boutique.

Rad-Reader:  Maggie never dated, was that because deep down she was really still waiting for Brawley to come back, even though she said she stopped waiting a long time ago?

Lynnette:  Yes, Brawley was her measuring stick for all others. A part of her had never really given up on him.

Rad-Reader:  Cash and Ty had to have told Brawley that she didn’t go to design school so why didn’t he come for her then?

Lynnette:  Because Brawley came home occasionally he did know, yes, that Maggie hadn’t gone to school. But she’d opened her shop and seemed happy. He fooled himself into believing he was happy, too. And then one day he woke up and realized he wasn’t. He needed Maggie in his life. With Doc Gibson getting ready to retire, the time seemed right to return home.

Rad-Reader:  What do you think Cash and Ty really thought when Brawley never came back for Maggie?  Especially, since Cash is the one that had to clean up after him and watch her cry it out?

Lynnette:  Neither of them was happy with Brawley. You’re right. Cash is the one who did the heavy lifting when Brawley ended his and Maggie’s relationship. Ty, having lost his wife, realized how incredibly precious love was, and hated that his friend had simply thrown it away.

Rad-Reader:  Why did Maggie feel such a need to protect Brawley with her secret?

Lynnette:  If he could have changed things, she’d have shared. At this point there was nothing he could do. It haunted her. She didn’t want it haunting him, too. 

Rad-Reader:  Needed a score sheet of players since I had not read this series before so when they mentioned some of the characters.  Who was this guy that Brawley helped Ty beat up that came after Sophie?

Lynnette:  Sophie had dated Nathan for a while in Chicago. After she broke it off, he began stalking her and the situation turned violent. This is something that occurs, unfortunately, in real life.  Rad-Reader: All to scary our daughter who is only 13 has been the subject of bullying and it is not a pleasant thing so stalking has to be even worse.  Laws can only do something after they injure or kill.  Crazy scary. 

Rad-Reader:  Why did it take Brawley so long to go for the HEA and for Maggie to “Let it go”?  Was it maturity?

Lynnette:  Both of them had finally reached a place in their lives where they were ready for that HEA. One of the main conflicts in this book was that both Brawley and Maggie had very concrete goals, and both were very passionate about them.  Brawley’s took him away from Maverick Junction. As he realized that Maggie was really the ultimate dream for him and headed for home, her dream was about to take her away to New York City.

Rad-Reader:  What 3 words would you use to describe Brawley? 

Lynnette:  Hot-tempered, intelligent, and compassionate.

Same for Maggie?

Lynnette:  Passionate, loyal, and selfless.

Rad-Reader:  If your book was made into a movie who would you want to play Brawley?

Lynnette:  Chris Pine…or Blake Shelton! J
         
Who would you want to play Maggie?

Lynnette:  Emma Stone with her hair long and red, not the blonde Emma we sometimes see.


Rad-Reader:  How can our readers find you and keep up with you? 

Lynnette:  They can find me on-line at:


Twitter: @LynnettAustin
Author website: http://www.lynnettehallberg.com/


Rad-Reader:  Do you have any new books in the works?

Lynnette:  I’m working on a new series set in Trails End, Texas, about two brothers and their sister. It’s hard to leave Maverick Junction and my friends there, but I’m looking forward to these stories, to finding out what Wade, Cole, and Jennilee Chisholm have in store for us.
Tall, Dark, and Cowboy, a special six-book boxed set, releases June 3rd, and includes my Somebody Like You along with books by Katie Lane, Ruth Ryan Langan, Molly Cannon, Laura Drake, and Erin Kern.
August 5th, the paperback version of Nearest Thing to Heaven, the second book in my Maverick Junction series, will be released.

Thank you so much for having me as a guest today!





About Lynnette Austin
Lynnette Hallberg grew up in Pennsylvania's Alleghany Mountains, moved to New York, then to the Rockies in Wyoming. Presently she, her husband, and her Siamese cat divide their time between Naples, Florida's beaches and Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. She has a Master's in Educational Leadership and taught middle school language arts before leaving it to write full-time. A lover of books, Lynnette loves to read and write and loves nothing better than to lose herself in her characters' world. Besides reading and writing, she loves to travel. She's visited all fifty states with the exception of Alaska. She's traveled extensively throughout Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, and Central America---always on the lookout for new characters or a new story.






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Loving HerContemporary

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Boring, but completely gorgeous. That was my first impression of him. My next two thoughts were ‘pompous ass’ and ‘cocky jerk.’ And, I had the glorious pleasure of sharing a table with him for the entire night. He didn’t speak, didn’t grunt….he just nodded and stared. If I weren’t taking my bosses place at this dinner, I’d have found another place to sit and escape Rylan Daniels. 

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I couldn’t quit staring and had to excuse myself at one point to stand across the room and watch her. It was a strange, unwelcome feeling I was having about this stunning woman. 
It had been five years….five years since Kristen…..and I still couldn’t move on. That kind of hurt you just don’t get over so easily and I wasn’t even sure that I wanted to get over it. But, here I was, completely intrigued and unable to stop thinking about Jen Bailey. 


Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotion...Children's Christian Living

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Transform Your Family with Ten Minutes a Day in the Gospel Story
Christian parents know the importance of passing the gospel story on to their children, yet we live in a busy world filled with distractions. Schedules collide, there is homework and yard work and dishes and laundry, the car's oil should be changed, there are phone calls to make and before you know it, everyone is getting to bed late again. The Bible can seem like a long story for an active family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do.
Long Story Short
 will help busy parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God's story of salvation through Jesus Christ. You won't find a more important focus for a family devotional than a daily highlighting of the gospel of grace. Clever stories and good moral lessons may entertain and even help children, but the gospel will transform children. The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read. Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known.
Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God's plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.

Marty Machowski is the Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church, a Sovereign Grace Ministries church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for twenty-two years. Marty leads Promise Kingdom, the children s ministry of Covenant Fellowship. He and his wife Lois and their six children reside in West Chester Pennsylvania.


Falling For Her Fiance (Accidentally...Romantic Comedy

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Danielle and Wes have been best friends since college, so when Wes needs a date for his sister’s wedding and Dani needs a partner for her company’s retreat, they devise the perfect plan: a fake engagement to get through both events unscathed. Adrenaline-junkie Wes can prove to both his ex and his family that he’s well and truly moved on, and serious-minded Dani can prove to her boss that she’s worthy of the promotion he seems to only want to give to a family-oriented employee. But amid the fake swoons, fake kisses, and forced proximity, neither expects the very real feelings that develop. There’s nothing more dangerous than falling for your best friend…but what if the landing is worth the fall? 


Vengeance is Mine - A Benjamin Tucker...Thriller

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Driven by a traumatic, violent event in his teenage years, Benjamin Tucker, a true crime author and amateur detective, is obsessed with solving crimes near his home turf of Holly Springs, North Carolina. When a series of decapitated female victims is found in neighboring communities, he is helplessly drawn in to the investigation. The hunt for the killer becomes personal and Tucker isn’t sure if he’s become the killer’s idol or his next victim.


The Wolf Within (Purgatory Book 1)Werewolves & Shifters

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FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire spends his days—and his nights—tracking real-life monsters. Most humans aren’t aware of the vampires and werewolves that walk among them. They don’t realize the danger that they face, but Duncan knows about the horror that waits in the darkness. He hunts the monsters, and he protects the innocent. Duncan just never expects to become a monster. But after a brutal werewolf attack, Duncan begins to change…and soon he will be one of the very beasts that he has hunted. 

Dr. Holly Young is supposed to help Duncan during his transition. It’s her job to keep him sane so that Duncan can continue working with the FBI’s Para Unit. But as Duncan’s beast grows stronger, the passion that she and Duncan have held carefully in check pushes to the surface. The desire that is raging between them could be a very dangerous thing…because Holly isn’t exactly human, not any longer. 

As the monsters circle in, determined to take out all of the agents working at the Para Unit, Holly and Duncan will have to use their own supernatural strengths in order to survive. But as they give up more of their humanity and embrace the beasts within them both, they realize that the passion between them isn’t safe, it isn’t controllable, and their dark need may just be an obsession that could destroy them both. 

USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden writes tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, and her novel, DEADLY FEAR, was named a RITA® finalist for best romantic suspense. 
Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings. She has always wanted to write (don't most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters-vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters who populate her romantic suspense stories.


A Demon And His Witch (Welcome To Hel...Ghost/Gothic

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Burning alive is nothing compared to the heat of his touch.


There are better ways to break up with a girl than having her roasted at the stake as a witch. Is it any wonder Ysabel has trust issues? She got her revenge, though, and it only cost her a slightly tarnished soul.

Working for Lucifer isn't all bad, until her ex-boyfriend escapes the bowels of Hell and she's forced to team up with a womanizing demon to fetch the jerk back.

As a minion in Lucifer's legion, Remy's seen a lot of things, but nothing can prepare him for the witch with the acerbic tongue - and voluptuous figure. The more she pushes him away, the more determined he becomes to seduce her. However, what's a poor demon to do when he accidentally falls in love and wants to keep her forever?

Welcome to Hell where you're screwed if you do and damned if don't. And just so you know, Lucifer has a special spot reserved for you...

Next book in series: 
A Demon and His Psycho, Date With Death, A Demon and Her Scot, Hell's Kitty

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Last Minion Standing (stand alone)
Princess of Hell series: Lucifer's Daughter, Snowballs in Hell, Hell's Revenge.


Refuge on Crescent Hill: A NovelMystery/Suspense 

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A new page-turning novel from an award-winning author! Melanie Dobson is back with a fast paced plot that skillfully weaves together history and suspense. This is a book you won't want to miss!


Three of Hearts (Hamden Series)

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Mae Turney is searching for the type of life and happiness she has never known but has only dreamed about. She's fortunate enough to find a great opportunity to live in an exterior apartment of a beautiful lake house in a small town in Vermont. When she realizes the apartment and scenery are not the only gorgeous appeal but the home owner, Seth Finn, is as well, she puts it all on the line for the chance at love. When she becomes comfortable and confident in her own skin and sexuality, Mae realizes that this place and this man is exactly what she came looking for. Knowing Seth and his three children are as special as they come, Mae bets the house, and prays she and her gamble are enough.


Montana Reunion (Big Sky Centennial)Inspirational/Romance

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The tiny town of Jasper Gulch, Montana, is celebrating their hundredth anniversary, and you're invited! Get lost in Big Sky Centennial, a land of ranches and romances and memorable characters you can't help but root for. In this short prequel from Valerie Hansen, a small-town beautician with a big heart reunites with the high school beau she could never forget….
Word travels fast in a small town, and it spreads like wildfire that Tony Valdez is back in Jasper Gulch. The former bad boy is now a respected veterinarian, but he's still got that sparkle in his eye. And that's what has Annette Lakey worried. She vows to avoid the man who once stole her heart—until a stray dog and her impending puppies bring Annette and Tony face-to-face. Seeing him again makes her feel all warm and fuzzy…and afraid she might fall all over again!
And don't miss the first book of the Big Sky Centennial miniseries, Her Montana Cowboy by Valerie Hansen.
Big Sky Centennial:A small town rich in history…and love.


Winters Heat (Titan Book 1)Military/Romance

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#1 on Amazon’s Romantic Suspense Bestsellers List 
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After putting her life on the line to protect classified intelligence, military psychologist Mia Kensington is on a cross-country road trip from hell with an intrusive save-the-day hero. Uninterested in his white knight act, she’d rather take her chances without the ruggedly handsome, cold-blooded operative who boasts an alpha complex and too many guns. 

Colby Winters, an elite member of The Titan Group, has a single objective on his black ops mission: recover a document important to national security. It was supposed to be an easy in-and-out operation. But now, by any means necessary becomes a survival mantra when he faces off with a stunning woman he can’t leave behind. 

When Titan’s safe houses are compromised, Colby stashes Mia at his home, exposing his secret—he’s the adoptive father of an orphaned baby girl. Too soon, danger arrives and Mia lands in the hands of a sadistic cartel king with a taste for torture. As hours bleed into fear-drenched days, Colby races across the globe and through a firestorm of bullets to save the woman he can’t live without.


Penance. a love story (Böhme)New Adult/College

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Demons of past mistakes haunt her. Mistakes of past demons haunt him. 

Strangers cross paths every day. Moments are shared with a smile — the opening of a door, a nod of hello, or help with directions. Most don’t listen to that quiet intuition telling them that something different can be found in this stranger. There is connection and understanding in their eyes. There is truth in their smile. There is an entire life waiting to live. What happens if that intuition isn’t ignored and strangers begin to listen? 

It happens every day, someone, somewhere, chooses to listen, and love begins. 

This is the story of two strangers who made that choice. 

Haunted by the passing of her sister and believing she was the catalyst to cause it, Hannah Anderson lives a walking death. Afraid to embrace life and burdened by guilt, she refuses to accept more than just getting through every day. She believes she doesn't deserve happiness. 

Consumed by anxieties and self-depreciation from childhood, Wynn Hawthorne shelters himself from the world. Content to live behind his camera and within the quotes that comfort him, he avoids people. He holds himself back from experiences because people always disappoint. 

Together they learn that their pasts do not define them and that forgiveness is the hardest thing in the world to accept. 

This is a new adult novel intended for ages 17+


Shore Lights (Paradise Point NJ - Boo...Holiday/Family Life

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There's nothing more dangerous to a woman's heart than a man who is single, straight, loves his kid, and doesn't kiss and tell . . . 

Maddy Bainbridge left her Jersey Shore home town right after high school, determined to put as many miles as possible between herself and her many meddling relatives. 

Now she's back in Paradise Point -- an unemployed single mother whose only option is to accept her mother Rose's offer of a job and a place to live. 
But it doesn't take Maddy long to discover that the things about your mother that made you crazy at 17 make you even crazier at 32. Rose's critical comments bring out Maddy's inner teenager and by the beginning of December, the end is in sight. Maddy would stay there at the Candlelight Inn, her mother's popular B&B, through Christmas for her daughter Hannah's sake, but once the New Year rolled around … 

And then fate, in the form of an online auction battle over a Russian samovar that looks like Aladdin's lamp, brings home-town hero Aidan O'Malley into her life and suddenly Maddy begins to believe anything is possible. 

A child's dreams, an old woman's memories, the joys and heartaches that come with being part of a family, the thrill of new love and the deep comfort of love that stood the test of time -- it all comes together that one special holiday season when even the most battered hearts open just wide enough to let a miracle or two slip through. 

USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton has been hailed as a "monumental talent" (Affaire de Coeur) and now she delves deeply into the mysteries of family and shows us that even the most independent woman is still a daughter at heart. 

Home: it's where your story starts. 

(Previously published by Berkley Books)


JET - Ops Files

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JET - Ops Files chronicles the early years of Maya, who would go on to become the Mossad's deadliest operative: the assassin known as Jet. From the West Bank to Tel Aviv to Jordan to Singapore to Indonesia,Ops Files is a breakneck adrenaline rush that will leave action thriller fans gasping.
This is the prequel novel in the JET series. The suggested reading order is:
JET - Ops Files (prequel)
JET
JET - Betrayal
JET - Vengeance
JET - Reckoning
JET - Legacy
JET - Justice
JET - Sanctuary

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Q&A with Russell Blake
Q: Why a prequel to the enormously popular JET series?

RB: I wanted to explore Maya's past, give the reader a sense of how she got to be the Mossad's deadliest operative. I mean, it's not like she dropped from the sky in a ninja suit holding a Glock and a katana, fully formed and kicking ass. So how did it come about? What was her starting point on that fateful journey? Ops Files is intended to answer those questions.

Q: How should readers go through the series?

RB: I'd start with Ops Files, simply because it's written so that if you're unfamiliar with the series it's the perfect introduction. Having said that, a lot of folks have read it after reading one or all of the regular series, and loved it, so it does double duty in that regard. Either way, it's a good example of the pacing and action to be found throughout the JET series, and as good a way as any to get familiar with my writing.

Q: Still over-the-top, no-holds-barred, like the others?

RB: I'd say JET - Ops Files does the series justice, and then some. But readers will be the ultimate arbiters of quality. There's nothing I'd change about it, and I'm excited enough that I'm planning a couple more in theOps Files theme, so that certainly says something. If you've never read anything of mine, it's a fine start, and it's hard to beat the price...


Perfect Pitch: A Hot Baseball Romance...Sports/Romance

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A hot baseball romance by bestselling author Mindy Klasky. 

Reigning beauty queen Samantha Winger is launching her pet project, a music program for kids. All she has to do is follow the pageant's rules—no smoking, drinking, or "cavorting" in public. 
That's fine, until D.J. Thomas—God's gift to baseball—throws her a wild pitch. He slams her in an interview, and the video goes viral. Sam's no shrinking violet. She parlays D.J.'s apology into a national T.V. appearance—and a very unexpected, very public kiss. 
Soon, paparazzi catch the couple in a steamy make-out session, and Sam's music program is on the block. The blazing hot relationship is threatened even more when D.J.'s son begs to trade in Little League for music class. 
Can Sam and D.J. sizzle past the sour notes and find their perfect pitch? 


Forever Ours (Shattered Hearts Book 1)New Adult/College

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Forever Ours is the highly anticipated prequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Shattered Hearts Series. 

Sometimes, it takes more than love to mend a shattered heart. 

After eight years of being tossed around from one home to another, never forming any meaningful friendships or bonds with her foster families, Claire's caseworker gives her an ultimatum: Behave or your next home will be a halfway house. 

When fifteen-year-old Claire arrives at the home of Jackie Knight and meets Jackie's fifteen-year-old son, tattooed guitarist Chris, she fears she'll be seeing the inside of that halfway house soon. But Chris isn't like any other guy Claire has ever encountered and he soon gains her trust through his music and unwavering patience. 

Claire has finally found her forever home and she and Chris soon find themselves falling in love. 

But Chris’s dreams of musical stardom and Claire’s need for a stable home soon put their love in jeopardy. Chris struggles deeply with his plans for the future, entirely reluctant to leave Claire behind; until Claire does something that may break their love — and the only home she’s comes to know — forever.


Yellow Crocus: A NovelHistorical 

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In 1837, Lisbeth Wainwright is born to the white mistress of a sprawling Virginia plantation. Seconds later, she is delivered into the arms of her black wet nurse, Mattie. For a field hand like Mattie, her transfer to the big house is supposed to be considered an honor—except that the move tears Mattie away from her beloved grandfather and her infant son, Samuel. But Mattie is a slave, with no say in the matter, and so she devotes herself to her master’s daughter, though she longs to be raising her own child. Growing up under Mattie’s tender care, little Lisbeth adopts the woman’s deep-seated faith in God, her love of music and black-eyed peas, and the tradition of hunting for yellow crocuses in the early days of spring. 

As the years pass, Lisbeth is drawn slowly back into her white parents’ world and begins to learn the ins and outs of life for a high-born young lady. Still she retains her connection to Mattie, befriending Samuel and drifting comfortably between the two worlds. She accepts her parents’ assertion that their slaves depend upon them for guidance and protection, yet that notion becomes more and more difficult to believe as she gains awareness of the inequality of life in the big house versus the slave quarters. When, on the threshold of her society wedding to debonair Edward Cunningham, Lisbeth bears witness to a shockingly brutal act, the final vestiges of her naiveté crumble around her. Just twenty-one years old, she is forced to choose between what is socially acceptable and what is right, a decision that will change her life forever. 

This compelling historical novel chronicles young Lisbeth Wainwright’s coming-of-age during one of the most difficult chapters of American history. Lisbeth’s powerful bond with Mattie makes her loss of innocence in the face of society’s ugly secrets all the more heartbreaking, and yet it is the courage she learns from her stand in mother that enables Lisbeth to blaze a new path for herself. Yellow Crocus offers moving proof of how the greatest social change often blooms forth from small personal acts of love.


When I BreakNew Adult/College

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**Warning** This book contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk.

Knox Bauer's life has unraveled to the point of no return. Fighting to fill the emptiness inside himself, he seeks solace in unfamiliar beds with unfamiliar women. As guardian to his three younger brothers, this can't go on...they look up to him in every way and all he's done lately is prove how messed up he really is. Needing a change, he attends a local Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting, where he finds himself tempted by the alluring instructor, McKenna.

Twenty-one year old McKenna is trying to make amends. After losing her parents in a horrific accident, she knows if she can just be good enough, maybe she can forgive herself for what happened. With her newly acquired degree in counseling, she begins leading a sex addicts group where she meets the troubled Knox and her life takes on complications she never bargained for. She doesn't have time for a bad boy who only wants to take her to bed, even if her body disagrees. The fixer in her wants to help, but trusting Knox's true motivations might take more courage than she has.

When I Break is book 1 in a new series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan. All three books in the series are now available.


Winter (A Four Seasons Series)New Adult/College

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New Adult Debut Author Nikita Rae

A girl with a dark history… 
Iris Breslin took a leap of faith when she changed her name. As Avery Patterson, she is no longer the daughter of a serial killer. No longer the girl who was bullied and abused through high school. A fresh name and a fresh start at Columbia University means Avery can leave all that behind. There’s only one thing marring her dream of a clean slate…. 
A boy with a past of his own… 
Luke Reid has a lot going for him: sex appeal, badass tattoos and insane musical talent. Despite his guitar skills, his calling in life has always been to serve and protect. A NYPD cop by day, singer in rock band D.M.F by night, from the outside Luke seems like he’s got it made. But falling hard for a girl whose father was accused of deeply sinister acts—a man whom Luke shares a devastating history with, himself—only serves to complicated things. 

Pieces of a puzzle…. 
Four symbols, four methods of destruction. 
A trade. 
Borrowed wings. 
Dark secrets that threaten to destroy. 

Winter is a full-length 95,000 word novel, the first part in the Four Seasons series. Spring picks up where this story leaves off, and will be available for purchase in 2014. 

Warning: Winter is intended for an audience aged 17 and over, due to graphic sexual content.


The Boy Is Mine (BWWM Romance)Urban/Romance

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Curvy Fashionista Patrice has a serious crush. 
Michael Matthews is perfect in every way. He is handsome, mature, ambitious, sexy and an absolute dream. Only problem is that Patrice feels she simply can not compete for his attention over all the slim & beautiful models that a man like him can take his pick from. She isn't even sure if he would ever go for a strong, independent and voluptuous black female like herself. Men like him never usually did in her world. 

Could her dream lover actually become a reality? Or is Patrice destined to remain in the friend zone forever? 

Find out in this heart warming romance by scrolling up and clicking "buy now"! 

Warning: This story does contain scenes of a sexual nature and is the type of book your mama will have warned you about. This black woman & white man interracial romance bwwm is a 25,000 word novella and part of "the boy is mine" mini-series. 

LENA SKYE Q&A ABOUT "THE BOY IS MINE": 

Q: If a reader has not read “Pretty Fly For A White Guy” then can they still read this? 

Lena: I made sure to write this story so it could be read stand alone even if you did not read the “Pretty Fly” series. There might be the odd mention of events in the previous books but they are not going to be crucial to the new storyline. After all, there are plenty of spin off TV shows like Frasier where they stood in their own right and I feel that “Boy Is Mine” can also be good in its own right and not just a “spin off”. 

Q: So what made you decide to even do a Spin off rather then start a brand new series? 

Lena: Quite simply it was down to the demand! I had many emails from my readers actually wanting me to carry on with Nicole and Kenneth's story which I took as a compliment. It just showed me that the readers really loved all those characters so much that they did not want the story to end and so the only real logical way of keeping it going in some way was by changing focus to another character. 

Q: What made you choose Patrice for the spin off? 

Lena: Patrice was always everyone's favorite “secondary” character from the first series and with her being the only single girl left in the group it made sense, plus she is a bad ass! Who wouldn't want to read about Patrice?? 

Q: Will we see Nicole and Kenneth make a cameo appearance in this story? 

Lena: Well, I do not want to give any spoilers away now do I? I think it is best to scroll up and buy a copy to read for yourself! 


Unrequited (The Callahans Book 1)Romance

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You can be anyone for a night... 

Alicia isn’t the kind of girl to kiss a total stranger up against the wall -- no matter how devastatingly sexy he is. But reeling from a broken heart, she runs straight into the arms of Dex Callahan: rock star, bad boy, and the most seductive man she’s ever known. 

Dex is looking for distraction, at any price. The innocent redhead is just what he needs to keep his demons at bay -- but one taste of her sweetness isn’t enough. He needs to possess her, body and soul. 

Two searching hearts. One night to discover the passion of a lifetime. Dex is determined to show Alicia the pleasure she’s been denied, but can she let go of her heartache and take a risk on the unknown? Find out in the sizzling new novella from USA Today bestselling author, Melody Grace! 

*This book contains adult situations and explicit content. 17+* 

Author’s note: UNREQUITED is the beginning of a new chapter in the Beachwood Bay series. It can be read as a stand-alone story, but you'll enjoy reading the other books, too.


Inside The Labyrinth: A Bo Landry Thr...Mystery/Thriller

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Imagine a serial rapist and killer, seemingly dormant for years, stirring again. After throwing two Mississippi counties into a frantic tailspin, he migrates to New Orleans. What better killing ground than the nation’s murder capital—not to mention its dismal arrest and conviction rates—for a homicidal beast to satiate his uncensored cravings at will? As corpses pile up in Jackson, and narcotics agent Bo Landry loses his job, he finds himself starting anew in the Big Easy. 
A year passes. And just as Bo is launching a new career as a private investigator, he finds himself mired in fresh horrific killings. Because the connections to the Mississippi bloodbath are unmistakable to the authorities, they come to the chilling realization that the same lunatic, who earlier struck in Mississippi with devastating brutality and cunning, now lurks in the dark recesses of New Orleans. Two young women have been savagely raped and slaughtered, and a third has drawn the focus of the beast’s depraved lust. 
An aura of terror and death encircles Bo Landry. Blood and destruction follow him everywhere. Is he an unfortunate victim crippled by the backlash, or is each frightening catastrophe wielded by his deadly hand? 


Love NotesLiterature/Fiction

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How do you cope when the people you care for hurt you the most? When the way you feel on the outside, smothers you on the inside. And when you are left to face your demons alone, will you learn that only you have the power to overcome them? 

Charlie has never had it easy. Between the constant moving and the incessant fat comments and jokes from her father, her self-worth is nonexistent. Her reflection in the mirror shows her nothing but a plain Jane. Music is the only thing that keeps her sanity in check. 

Charlie catches the eye of the town star quarterback, Maverick. With her curves, her brunette hair, and the voice of an angel, Maverick has never met anyone like her. Everything that is different about Charlie just makes Maverick like her more. Unfortunately, Charlie doesn’t see it herself. 

Proving it to her may deem harder than he thinks, especially when tragedy strikes and tears them apart. 

Now standing on her own two feet she may finally learn exactly who she is, what’s she’s capable of and how very un plain Jane she really is. 
Love Notes is #1 in the series and has a happily ever after 
Heartstrings is #2


Mercy's Fall (Amish Hearts Book 3)Young Adult/Short

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Book 3 of the Amish Hearts series. 

Sixteen year-old Mercy is the flirtiest Amish girl in Pennsylvania, attracting Englischers and Amish boys alike. Guys from all around flock to Stoltzfus Bakery, where Mercy works, to sample her delicious apple fritters and snickerdoodle cookies. Mercy never has a shortage of dates, and she likes it that way. After all, there are too many boys out there to settle for just one. 

Then Chase, a mysterious, handsome college student, walks into the bakery, catching Mercy's eye and capturing her heart. He's every bit as charming and flirtatious as she is, and she thinks she may have finally met her match. 

But then there's Samuel, the smart, sensitive Amish boy Mercy has known for years. Mercy thinks he just might be the guy for her…if only she could get him to forget about her twin sister, Rebekah, whom he has a massive crush on! 

Suddenly, the girl who never planned to settle down finds herself in love with two guys at once. It's an autumn for Mercy to fall, and fall hard. But who is the right guy for her, Chase or Samuel? And how can she keep the guys secret from each other in her small community? 


What's French for WTF?: A Sitcom-Styl...Humor & Entertainment

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Down and out in Paris never felt so fine. Follow two sisters and four friends during their comic adventures in the City of Light. In this first sitcom of their series, Fern must call on her intervention skills to persuade her guy-crazy roommate Kimi to lay off a potential user. But what's really going on behind closed doors, and does it have anything to do with Fern's newly empty bank account? Fern's friendships are tested and her loyalties divided. Will her romantic dreams survive the riot girls, a much-sought-after chamber pot, and the incident of the flying falsie?


Breaking RulesContemporary 

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Breaking Rules, Breaking #1 

Sometimes, the lessons of childhood are damaging enough that, by eighteen, you’ve figured out some rules so you don’t repeat your parents’ mistakes. For Mandy, that meant finishing her last year of high school, going to college, and then returning to small-town Sugar Creek to live a solitary life as a writer. 

That was the plan, and her main rule for avoiding complications and staying on track was to never, ever, EVER let someone get too close. 

That was before she met Gabe. 

And when Gabe starts to awaken emotions she’s never experienced, Mandy suddenly begins to question every belief she’s ever had. 

She can’t be falling in love, can she? That would be the biggest mistake of her life, wouldn’t it? Could she break one of her most important rules—for Gabe?


Bound to Eve, Part One: Shadowing the...Science Fiction 

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Two neighbors live on the sixth floor of an apartment building in Westerton, Illinois, but they couldn’t be more different from each other. Why? Because one of them comes from another world. 

Nathan. Living on Earth and shadowing Eve Madison was far harder than Nathan had expected. Not because he had to avoid her friends, and not because the Bound would kill him if they discovered him. The problem was Eve. She disturbed him. She made him feel things, forbidden things. He was there to protect the Third, not her, yet he couldn’t stop worrying about the peril she was in. On his world, love was unthinkable, criminal. What was she doing to him? What was he becoming? And what would he have to sacrifice in order to save her life? 

Eve. There wasn’t much time; she had to decide quickly. She took a step toward Nathan’s outstretched hand and stopped. Her own hands were shaking uncontrollably. Should she go with him? Or was she doing it again—trusting someone who would only hurt her? The last guy she trusted nearly killed her. But that didn’t mean Nathan would hurt her, too. Still, Nathan wasn’t the shy and harmless guy she thought he was. There was something very different about him now, something dangerous. Could she trust him? Could she trust herself to decide?


Prince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves Ser...Werewolves & Shifters

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Jacque Pierce was just an ordinary 17 year old girl getting ready to start her senior year in high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends, Sally and Jen, don't realize the last two weeks of their summer was going to get a lot more interesting. From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection, a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis Lupus, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate; the other half of his soul. The problem is Fane is not the only wolf in Coldspring, Texas. Just as Fane and Jacque are getting to know each other, another wolf steps out to try and claim Jacque as his mate. Fane will now have to fight for the right to complete the mating bond, something that is his right by birth but is being denied him by a crazed Alpha. Will the love Fane has for Jacque be enough to give him the strength to defeat his enemy, will Jacque accept that she is Fane's mate and complete the bond between them?


Turned (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals)Paranormal & Fantasy

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TURNED is book #1 in the #1 Bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, which includes eleven books (and counting).

In TURNED (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals), 18 year old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. The one ray of light in her new surroundings is Jonah, a new classmate who takes an instant liking to her.

But before their romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing. She is overcome by a superhuman strength, a sensitivity to light, a desire to feed--by feelings she does not understand. She seeks answers to what’s happening to her, and her cravings lead her to the wrong place at the wrong time. Her eyes are opened to a hidden world, right beneath her feet, thriving underground in New York City. She finds herself caught between two dangerous covens, right in the middle of a vampire war.

It is at this moment that Caitlin meets Caleb, a mysterious and powerful vampire who rescues her from the dark forces. He needs her to help lead him to the legendary lost artifact. And she needs him for answers, and for protection. Together, they will need to answer one crucial question: who was her real father?

But Caitlin finds herself caught between two men as something else arises between them: a forbidden love. A love between the races that will risk both of their lives, and will force them to decide whether to risk it all for each other…

"TURNED is an ideal story for young readers. Morgan Rice did a good job spinning an interesting twist on what could have been a typical vampire tale. Refreshing and unique, TURNED has the classic elements found in many Young Adult paranormal stories. Book #1 of the Vampire Journals Series focuses around one girl…one extraordinary girl!...TURNED is easy to read but extremely fast-paced....Recommended for anyone who likes to read soft paranormal romances. Rated PG."
--The Romance Reviews

“TURNED grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go….This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found. Morgan Rice did an awesome job bringing the reader into the story. She also made it easy to root for Caitlin and want desperately to her succeed in finding her truth….I will be looking forward to the second book in the series.”
--Paranormal Romance Guild

“TURNED is a likable, easy, dark read that you can read in between other books, as it is short….You’re sure to be entertained!“
--books-forlife.blogspot.com

"TURNED is a book to rival TWILIGHT and VAMPIRE DIARIES, and one that will have you wanting to keep reading until the very last page! If you are into adventure, love and vampires this book is the one for you!"
--Vampirebooksite.com

“Rice does a great job of pulling you into the story from the beginning, utilizing a great descriptive quality that transcends the mere painting of the setting….Nicely written and an extremely fast read, TURNED is a good start to a new vampire series sure to be a hit with readers who are looking for a light, yet entertaining story.”
--Black Lagoon Reviews

All 11 books in the VAMPIRE JOURNALS are also available for sale. Morgan Rice's new trilogy, ARENA ONE: SLAVERUNNERS (Book #1 of the Survival Trilogy), a post apocalyptic thriller, is also available. And Morgan Rice's #1 Bestselling fantasy series, A QUEST OF HEROES (Book #1 in the Sorcerer's Ring) is now also available--as a FREE download!


ParaNorman: A Novel Extended Free Pre...Horror/Humorous 

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In a quaint New England town with a history of witches and pilgrims, misunderstood eleven-year-old Norman Babcock can see and talk to ghosts. No one believes him, of course-everyone just thinks he's weird (including his parents). But when a folktale of a witch who cursed her accusers turns out to be true, it's up to Norman to save the town from pilgrim zombies! He'll also have to take on a very angry witch, an annoying sidekick, his boy-crazy teenage sister, and dozens of moronic grown-ups who get in his way. This young ghoul whisperer finds his paranormal talents pushed to their otherworldly limits in this hilarious and spooky adventure!

Featuring gorgeous black-and-white interior illustrations and a story beyond what you'll see in the film, this novel is sure to delight!


GHETTO LOVEUrban Romance

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Pam is almost to her breaking point. She has a love and hate type relationship with everyone she’s in contact with including her three children. She knows that she hasn’t been the perfect mother, but due to unfortunate circumstances in her life with her children’s father, she tends to take her anger out on the ones that love her the most. 
Lisa is Pam’s twin sister and the total opposite. She’s also the mother of three children and finds herself taking the fall for her sister due to mistaken identity. Knowing that her sister has always envied her, she finds out a few secrets that have been kept from her and the rest of the family. 
Ghetto Love is the true meaning of love and hate. Hating a person one day, ready to stab them in the back then waking up to them the next day as if nothing happened. Take a look into the world of these twins and find out how this love and hate relationship turns out. 

ARTIFICIAL SWEETHEARTS (North Pole, Minnesota #2)

ARTIFICIAL SWEETHEARTS               JULIE HAMMERLE It’s not chemistry between Tinka Foster and Sam Anderson that made them agree to a f...