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Fresh Pick | MY FUNNY VALENTINE by Rhonda Nelson
Fresh Pick / February 6, 2012

November 2011 On Sale: October 28, 2011 Featuring: Bella Valentine; Gray Cameron ISBN: 0013238221 EAN: 2940013238220 Kindle: B0061YAOEG e-Book (reprint) $0.99  Add to Wish List Romance Buy at A short “Valentine” read for your e-reader My Funny Valentine by Rhonda Nelson Vintage Rhonda Nelson! Though Rhonda is known more recently for her sexy, romantic comedies she began her career writing funny, heart-warming romance for Kensington’s Precious Gems line. The books were only sold in Wal-Mart and spent less than a month on the shelves. Now, thanks to the wonderful world of digital publishing, they’re available again. Young widow Bella Valentine isn’t looking for love in all the wrong places–she’s not looking for love at all. With a young son, an aging Victorian house in need of constant repair and a busy business keeping the women of Magnolia Grove, Mississippi groomed and in current fashion, she doesn’t have time for romance…until it literally arrives at her front door…in the form of Gray Cameron. Bestselling mystery author Gray Cameron is in town researching his latest novel and needs a place to lay his head for a few months. Bella’s above-stairs apartment fits the bill excellently and the scenery–hers specifically–is nothing to…

Donna Grant | Tortured Heroes and Mystical History
Author Guest / February 6, 2012

I get asked a lot why there are so many tortured heroes in romance novels.  First, as a writer, they’re some of the best characters to write.   You can put them in circumstances that seem impossible to get out of, or have them do things that would doom lesser men.  They can be good men, or bad men who are reformed (another one of my favorites). But, I think it comes down to women.  We have an innate need to want to improve things.  What’s better than taking a man who feels there’s no turning back from who or what he is and showing him love to convince him there’s so much more if he’s willing to let go of the past? Who wouldn’t want a piece of that? Lol.  Now, this isn’t changing a man – the inner person who a heroine falls in love with.  No, this is helping him overcome whatever obstacles he faces, even if its nothing more than saving said heroine. For me I get such a thrill when a hero is not only an alpha male, but who is so tortured even I wonder if there’s a way to save him.  Those are the…