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Review: FULLY IGNITED by Shannon Stacey
Fresh Thrills / March 8, 2016

“Another Winner for Stacey” Fully Ignited Shannon Stacey Reviewed by Kristen Donnelly Posted March 7, 2016 Romance Contemporary Shannon Stacey is one of my favorite authors for a lot of reasons. I love her characters, I love reading about a world I know nothing of in the firefighting books, and I love her Twitter feed. All these things combine to make her one of my go-to authors, and FULLY IGNITED did not disappoint. Scott Kincaid and the rest of his firehouse are preparing for a new, temporary, leader while their commander is on leave. What they were not anticipating is that the temporary boss would be a lady named Jamie. Jamie, for her part, did not anticipate falling for one of her employees! They keep it secret for a while, as they have to, but it obviously comes out in the open at some point and the journey between those two points is fantastic. Particularly entertaining is the fact that Scott is ready for a wife. He has picked his requirements, made a list, and started the process of mentally settling down. A bit like a contestant on a dating reality show, he is not there to make friends. He…

Spotlight on WEDDING TAKEDOWN
Author Spotlight / March 8, 2016

About WEDDING TAKEDOWN It’s Silver Valley’s biggest social event of the year—and the deadliest Florist Kayla Paruso has been hired to decorate the mayor’s daughter’s wedding, but when she witnesses the murder of the mayor’s top aide, rumors of corruption— even a cult connection—swirl through the town. Could the mayor really be involved? Luckily the SVPD offers Kayla the very best protection: Detective Rio Ortego. Who just happens to be the last guy Kayla dated. With the wedding fast approaching, Kayla’s the perfect person to pry into the mayor’s dangerous secrets, but Rio won’t hear of it. And as their old attraction reignites, Rio’s cop instincts clash with his need to safeguard the woman he’s falling in love with all over again… Buy WEDDING TAKEDOWN: Amazon.com | Kindle| BN.com| iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Powell’s Books| Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR Excerpt “My order was very specific. I said absolutely no mums in the bouquet, and you sent an arrangement with three!” Kayla Paruso knew that customer service was paramount to the success of Kayla’s Blooms. That was the only thing that kept her smiling at Mrs. Vance, who came into the shop every week with a complaint. The…

Susan Stoker | What Does Susan Do in her Spare Time?
Author Guest / March 8, 2016

This is a weird question for me, because one, I don’t have a lot of spare time, and two, I’m usually always doing something related to books! I love to read. I know some authors don’t read a lot because they’re busy writing, but I’m not one of those. I read each night, I read on the couch when my brain is fried from “book stuff”, I read in the car when Mr. Stoker is driving us somewhere. So one thing I do, that I love to do, is read. Something else that Mr. Stoker and I do together, is a game called geocaching. It’s where you use GPS coordinates to find the “treasure” that someone else has hidden. It’s cheap, free, and fun when you can find the hidden container. We have found a geocache in every state, and several different countries too. Mr. Stoker and I also love to camp. There’s something about getting out of your normal routine and relaxing and slowing down. Traveling is another thing we love to do as well. Cruising is our favorite type of vacation, but, of course, we don’t get to go more than every once in a while. But honestly,…

Lois Greiman | Born to Write
Author Guest / March 8, 2016

Sometimes it takes an individual a while to figure out what she’s supposed to be doing with her life. But if she’s really lucky she’ll finally figure it out. And then, if she’s really really lucky she’ll actually have the opportunity to do just that. I am one of those really really lucky people. I was still in my early thirties, an embarrassingly long time ago I might add, when I realized I should be a novelist. It just hit me one day. Like the proverbial ton of bricks. Something like…what the hell are you doing woman? Write a book. So I did. The rest wasn’t quite so easy. In fact, it took me many years and even more rejections before Harper Collins bought my first manuscript. But since then I’ve written more than fifty published novels. Stories that have ranged over many continents and thousands of years. But more recently I’ve been dabbling in something closer to home…closer to my heart. I’m writing about horses, and cowboys, and Indians, and mothers, and farms and did I mention horses? Honestly, I can’t talk about them enough…ask anyone who knows me. Because other than writing all things equine are my enduring…

Meet Holly Robinson
Interviews / March 8, 2016

In the coming months, I am going to be doing Q & A’s with a number of women’s fiction authors.  I think you’ll find their work engaging and their thoughts—on writing, life and how to balance it all—fascinating. I know I did!  First up is novelist, journalist and celebrity ghostwriter Holly Robinson. Holly is the author of several books, including The Gerbil farmer’s Daughter: A Memoir and the novels BEACH PLUM ISLAND and HAVEN LAKE. Her articles and essays appear frequently in The Huffington Post, More, Parents, Redbook and dozens of other newspapers and magazines. She and her husband have five children and a stubborn Pekingese. They divide their time between Massachusetts and Prince Edward Island, and are crazy enough to be fixing up old houses one shingle at a time in both places. About Holly Robinson WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOOGLEPLUS Holly’s newest novel, CHANCE HARBOR, tells the story of Catherine and Zoe. Though they are sisters, even their mother, Eve, admits her daughters are nothing alike. Catherine is calm and responsible. Zoe is passionate and rebellious.  Nobody is surprised when Zoe gets pregnant, drops out of college, and spirals into drug addiction. One night Catherine gets…