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Fresh Pick | HARD TIME by Cara McKenna
Fresh Pick / April 16, 2014

Fresh Pick for Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 is HARD TIME by Cara McKenna #RomanceWednesday InterMix April 2014 On Sale: April 15, 2014 310 pages ISBN: 1101622016 EAN: 9781101622018 Kindle: B00GY9SK4O e-Book Add to Wish List Romance Contemporary Buy A Copy Kindle Powell’s Books Indiebound Hard Time by Cara McKenna In this all-new novel from the author of After Hours and Unbound, a woman with a rocky past finds romance in the last place she’d ever expect… Annie Goodhouse doesn’t need to be warned about bad boys; good sense and an abusive ex have given her plenty of reasons to play it safe. But when she steps into her new role as outreach librarian for Cousins Correctional Facility, no amount of good sense can keep her mind—or eyes— off inmate Eric Collier. Eric doesn’t claim to be innocent of the crime that landed him in prison. In fact, he’d do it again if that’s what it took to keep his family safe. Loyalty and force are what he knows. But meeting Annie makes him want to know more. When Eric begins courting Annie through letters, they embark on a reckless, secret romance—a forbidden fantasy that neither imagines could ever…

Terri Osburn | Finding Your Way Home
Author Guest / April 16, 2014

After eighteen years in a dying town where nothing ever happened, I struck out on my own and ended up living in five different states over the next two decades. And in that time, I never lived in the same house for more than a couple years. But all that changed when I settled near the ocean and finally bought my first home. I guess I just had to find the place that felt like home to me. I wasn’t necessarily looking for it, and neither is my heroine in my latest release HOME TO STAY. In fact, the last thing Willow “Will” Parsons can afford to do is settle in one place. You see, she has a secret. A big one. And that secret is on her tail. But the very remote Anchor Island, at the base of the Outer Banks and accessible only by ferry, gives Will a little breathing room. She’s still ready to leave on a moment’s notice, but the longer she stays, the more she feels at home. And then Randy Navarro works his way into her life and her heart, giving Will an even bigger reason to stick around—the love she never expected to…

Vanessa M. Knight | Lucky Charms
Author Guest / April 16, 2014

Lucky Charms? No. I’m not talking about the cereal, although they are magically delicious. Sugary oats and colorful marshmallows… Num! Sorry, I’m easily distracted by yummy things. I’m talking lucky charms, talisman, totem or symbols. However you wish to classify those things we hold dear. Symbols for love. Symbols for protection. Symbols for luck. We are surrounded by symbols every day, in our relationships, even in our landscapes. We can’t seem to escape them. Everywhere you turn, beliefs and superstitions attached to symbols exist. From the infinite circle of a wedding band that symbolizes the everlasting union of a man and woman, to the four leaf clover that is so elusive, that it ensures good luck for its finder. How many of you remember the lucky rabbit’s foot? Didn’t everyone have one of those? Ugh. I think I just showed my age. It’s not just in the things we hold close, there is also luck and security attached to occurrences. Remember this saying, “Find a penny pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck.” Or, when was the last time you saw a star shimmering in the sky and made a wish? Sports fans and players are…