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Alexa Rivers | Author Reader Match: A PLACE TO BELONG
Author Guest / September 15, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Alexa Rivers! WRITES Steamy small-town romance. I love writing about families, communities, and the emotional rollercoaster that leads to a heartfelt happily ever after. My latest release, A PLACE TO BELONG, book #2 in the multi-author Blue Collar Romance series is out in stores on 10 September 2021. ABOUT THE AUTHOR The only thing I love as much as reading is chocolate. However, my husband and dog come a close second and third. I met my husband at the end of my first year of university, when we both worked for a summer at McDonalds. On our first day, he cracked a dirty joke and I was the only one who laughed. That’s how he knew he had to lock me down. When we’re not in a Covid world, I enjoy travel. I live in New Zealand, so it’s a long flight from here to anywhere and it’s nice to see outside the borders of my beautiful country. I wrote my first book when I…

Faith Hunter | Author-Reader Match: TRUE DEAD
Author Guest / September 13, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Faith Hunter! Writes: Hi All! I’m Faith Hunter, and currently, I am writing three series: The longest-running is the Urban Fantasy, Jane Yellowrock series, set in New Orleans, La. and Asheville, NC. The Soulwood series is a Paranormal Police Procedural series set in the same world as Jane Yellowrock, but features magic-user, agent rookie Nell Ingram, in Knoxville, TN. Lastly, the Junkyard Cats series is completely unrelated to Jane’s world. It’s a Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi novella series, starring Shining Smith…and several special cats! My next book is TRUE DEAD, number 14 in the Jane Yellowrock series. TRUE DEAD is an urban fantasy with mixes of mystery, action-adventure, amazing fight scenes, and just enough sizzle to keep things interesting. The series features Jane Yellowrock—biker-chick/hunter of rogue-vampires/Cherokee skinwalker who accidently absorbed the soul of a mountain lion in a desperate, unintentional act of black magic when she was five years old. She is a contradictory blend of strength and vulnerability—a gun-toting Harley rider, a tribal war woman, and a magic-using skinwalker….

Jaymee Jacobs | Author-Reader Match: CHASING DOWN THE DREAM + GIVEAWAY!
Author Guest / September 8, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Jaymee Jacobs! Writes: Hockey romance! I have a few standalones, but most of my books are in the Dallas Comets series. My stories are about millennials and dating in the age of technology. About: I’m just a hockey fan for looking for her own happily ever after. By day, I work in the corporate world, and by night, I scribble down whatever the voices in my head tell me to. I’ve got two feline roommates who help to make life interesting. Our favorite pastimes include reading, writing, and binge true-crime documentaries. What I’m Looking For In My Ideal Reader Match: My ideal readers are okay with: an HFN (happy for now) imperfect characters who are trying their hardest to live their best lives not your typical romance Must love: strong and capable heroines sensitive and sexy heroes a little splash of sports thrown in What To Expect If Compatible: the unexpected! — COMMENT TO WIN: A signed paperback copy of Chasing Down the Dream (open internationally). — CHASING…

Debra Holt | Author-Reader Match: THE BRONC RIDER TAKES THE FALL
Author Guest / August 27, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Debra Holt! Writes: I read my first romance over 30 years ago — Janet Dailey’s “Fiesta San Antonio” — and became hooked on the genre. Writing romances, both contemporary and inspirational, is both my passion and dream come true, and I hope my books will bring smiles…and sighs… to all who believe in happily-ever-after. My romance novels are set in small towns in my home state of Texas and the ranches that surround them. My favorite trope to write is second chances. It always brings out the romantic sparks in my mind. But in my latest novel, THE BRONC RIDER TAKES A FALL, I decided to write the trope opposites attract. Can the “Rodeo Romeo” and the small town girl at heart find room in their hearts for each other? THE BRONC RIDER TAKES A FALL is book three in the Tremaynes of Texas series, following CAPTURING THE TEXAS RANCHER’S HEART and THE RANCHER RISKS IT ALL. Book four, THE SHERRIF AND…

Hanna Earnest | Author-Reader Match: ALL THE BEST NIGHTS
Author Guest / August 24, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Hanna Earnest! Writes: Romance with big feelings and big moments, like ALL THE BEST NIGHTS, which pits privacy against paparazzi as two musicians try to keep their contemporary marriage of convenience from the tabloids. Rock-star-with-writer’s-block Bran Kelly and pop-star-on-the-rise Nelle are tired of the cost of fame, so they elope to have a secret: something off the record, something just for them. But when real passions threaten the fake feud they devise to protect their pact, they have to decide if keeping their secret is worth staying apart. About: A South-Sider first and a Chicagoan second, my interests include: overhyping my ability to ice skate (and other seasonal activities), the table with the outlet at the coffee shop, and prescription sunglasses. I love to cook and not clean, spam the group chat with inspirational Real Housewife gifs and/or Walt Whitman quotes, and—while my dog is asleep and my daughter is occupied—write books I want to read. What I’m looking for in…

Lindsay Marcott | Author-Reader Match: MRS. ROCHESTER’S GHOST
Author Guest / August 6, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Lindsay Marcott! Writes:  Modern Gothic suspense books. My latest novel, Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost, has just hit the stands. About: My first success as a writer was my sixth grade Thanksgiving play about a plucky Pilgrim girl and her wise-cracking pet turkey. After graduating from Smith and stints as a cat sitter, rock star assistant, and waitress in a TriBeCa grunge club, I began writing for magazines, then took a detour to Hollywood to write a few screenplays. I finally found my passion in writing novels: with Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost, eleven so far, and a new one in the works. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: •  You love getting goosebumps when things get spooky. •  Your mouth waters at the promise of a juicy story with twists that leave you gasping. •  You can imagine having your head turned by a brilliant but mysterious man. •  You see beauty in a misted redwood forest and excitement in the crashing of surf….

Jennet Alexander | Author-Reader Match: I KISSED A GIRL
Author Guest / August 3, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Jennet Alexander! Writes: I write fluffy fade-to-black queer romances about early 20-somethings who are as messy as they are hopeful. My books explore that space between college and being grown-up, when it feels like everyone in the world but you has their act together. My heroines can be snarky, shy, awkward, or brash – but they’re always complex. I KISSED A GIRL is set in the chaotic world of movie-making, where Noa and Lilah are young Hollywood types trying to make their marks. Lilah’s a leading-lady-in-waiting with a long list of terrible b-movies on her IMDB; Noa’s a special-effects junkie still hoping for her big break. They’re shoved together in an industry where appearances are everything, and learning to open up to one another is a lot harder than it seems. About: Bisexual mom of two, a big-city girl rocking it out on the east coast. I split my time between backstage, teaching, and writing, and there’s nothing better than the…

Coreene Callahan | Author-Reader Match: FURY OF CONVICTION + Giveaway!
Author Guest / July 27, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present COREENE CALLAHAN. Writes: Fast-paced, action-packed paranormal romances fueled by captivating love stories. My new release, FURY OF CONVICTION is the second book in the exciting, new Villains of the Dragonfury Series. Reader’s Entertainment Book Reviews has said my books are “Modern-day fantasy and paranormal with hot romance… storytelling at its best!” About: Award-winning and bestselling author of the Dragonfury Series, writing paranormal romance and supernatural thrillers. I love dogs, playing ice hockey, vintage typewriters, and reading while tucked into a cozy armchair with a cup of tea. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Enjoys action-packed, thrill rides with hot guys and strong heroines Dreams of magical encounters with mystical warriors Appreciates ride-or-die friendships Likes to be on the look-out for things that go bump in the night Loves page-turning stories with happy endings What to expect if we’re compatible: To laugh out loud when the hot guys get out of control A steamy, soul-stealing love story To be surprised at every turn To…

Jadesola James | Author-Reader Match: THE SWEETEST CHARADE
Author Guest / June 22, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Jadesola James! Writes: I’m a writer of contemporary romance who combines old-fashioned sensibility with thoroughly modern sexiness. I try to pour a lot of love into my books, and hope they leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside! About: I’m a mix of Southern-girl manners and East Coast street-smarts (Born in Alabama, raised in New York City!) and I adore emojis and writing long sentences. 😉 My loves: little luxuries, simple pleasures. Roaring fires, stained-glass windows, bossa nova, homemade scones, long walks on crisp fall days, perfume samples, snuggling babies/fur babies, piles of fresh snow, a big soft bed, and hot, sweet tea on a rainy day. (I was born in Cancer season and boy, does it show.) What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Loves a low-angst story with plenty of heart, and a little bit of heat Must love travel, both domestically and abroad Should like a look at different cultures, cities, occupations, ways of living life…

Tim Rayborn | Author-Reader Match: QWYRK
Author Guest / June 4, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Tim Rayborn! Writes: QWRYK is the first of four books set in and around modern Northern England, though it’s a world that’s a bit different than we think we know. Shadows, wondrous creatures, and magic abound, even if most people can’t see them. Oh, and there are the Nighttime Nasties, though the less said about them at the moment, the better. One of these Shadows, Qwyrk, is tasked with checking in on the vulnerable among humanity, and while trying to take a brief holiday in Yorkshire, things go very wrong, very quickly. Bloody hell… About: Professional writer and musician in Northern California. Obedient servant to a cat. Passionate about history, music, good food, good wine, and good humor. After years as a non-fiction writer, I’m now beginning to get all of these silly stories out of my head and onto the page, where they belong. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Enjoys quirky humor, sarcasm, and banter, especially…