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Fresh Pick | FALLING FOR THE WINGMAN by Crista McHugh
Fresh Pick / March 19, 2014

The Kelly Brothers, #3 March 2014 On Sale: March 3, 2014 Featuring: Alex Leadbetter; Caleb Kelly 199 pages ISBN: 1940559936 EAN: 9781940559933 Kindle: B00IQS91X0 Paperback / e-Book Add to Wish List Romance ContemporaryBuy at #RomanceWednesday Falling for the Wingman by Crista McHugh Air Force pilot Caleb Kelly has come back home with one mission in mind—to propose to the woman’s whose letters and lucky charm helped him survive his deployment in Afghanistan. But when he finds their apartment empty with a note saying she’s left him, he arrives at her mother’s house in rural Alabama less than a week before Kourtney is about to marry another man. Now, he’s out to win her heart again and gets some unexpected assistance from her younger sister, Alex. Alex Leadbetter has always thought Caleb was too good for her manipulative, social-climbing sister. She had assumed Kourtney’s identity to write letters to him and keep his spirits up until he returned home to the hard truth, never expecting to fall in love with him along the way. After he shows up in town, she convinces him that the best way to get Kourtney back is to make her think he’s fallen for someone…

Sonya Weiss | Tell Me a Story
Author Guest / March 19, 2014

I love stories. In all sizes and genres. I was fortunate enough to be raised in a home where reading was greatly encouraged. As a kid, I read everything from Louis L’Amour books (thanks, Dad) to Stephen King and Sidney Sheldon (thanks, Mom). When I was child, I read every book one of my teachers kept on a shelf in the class. I can still remember how I felt reading “The House With a Clock In Its Walls” by John Bellairs. I think that most of us are natural born storytellers even if we’re not writers. Some of us just put those stories down on paper. Or on a computer. Not because we dream of making the big bucks (though that would be nice) and not because we dream of hitting the New York Times bestseller list (that would be nice too. Really, really nice) but because we have to. Just like books take readers on a journey to mystic lands where a boy with a scar on his forehead overcomes evil, so writing takes writers on a journey. When I write, I don’t know where the characters’ story is going to take them. I don’t know how they’re going…

Sabine Starr | What Are Your Favorite Places And How Do They Affect You?
Author Guest / March 19, 2014

Some places are romantic, such as dinner for two by candlelight. A trip to the beach, mountains or river is adventurous. Museums, art galleries and music events induce a sense of wonder. A good book with a cup of tea on the patio invites relaxation. I’m always influenced by my surroundings, so I include that experience when I write. In my Gone Bad Series set in the Old West, locales are important characters in their own right. I traveled to places where events occur in my books. When possible, I walked the land or streets and took photographs that I later used in my descriptions. Delaware Bend, Texas, was once known as one of the three toughest towns in the West along with Tombstone, Arizona, and Leadville, Colorado. The Bend near the Old Spanish Trail originated as a ferry crossing on the Red River between Texas and Indian Territory, an outlaw paradise due to legal jurisdictional nightmares. Bandits could party in Delaware Bend where liquor flowed freely, then escape ahead of the law into Indian Territory. I couldn’t resist turning The Bend into a major character in the Gone Bad Series. In LADY GONE BAD, I showcase Robber’s Cave that…