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Sloane Steele | Author-Reader Match: IT TAKES A THIEF
Author Guest / April 30, 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 Sloane Steele! Writes: IT TAKES A THIEF: The Counterfeit Capers series are light romantic suspense books: art heists with HEAs. IT TAKES A THIEF sets up the premise of the series and builds the team. Cousins Mia, the mastermind, and Jared, the negotiator, plan to steal art from their fathers’ friends and sell it to pay the victims of their father’s Madoff-type scheme. To pull this off, they hire Audrey (Data), the hacker; Nikki, the thief; and London, the forger. As this group of individuals learns to work together as a team, Audrey and Jared start to fall for each other, which complicates everything. About: Diet Coke swilling, TV watching writer who bakes cookies when stressed by life or plot points. I have a snarky sense of humor and use curse words prolifically. I’m amused by my own teenagers and spend a lot of time laughing at/with them. I believe reading and writing romance should provide escape from the frustrations of life….

Tom Turner | Author-Reader Match: CHARLIE CRAWFORD – NEW YORK HOMICIDE
Author Guest / April 19, 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 TOM TURNER! Writes: Crime fiction, mysteries and thrillers with a ton of action, characters you love, characters you hate, humor, and yes, dare I say it, some steamy stuff, too. My latest, CHARLIE CRAWFORD – NEW YORK HOMICIDE, is a prequel novella set in New York, a year before my protagonist heads down to the Sunshine State to fight crime, solve murders and hook up with a Florida hottie or two. About: I have no life. Writing, going to the gym, then knocking back a cocktail or two. Actually, that’s not entirely true, I love going to art galleries, museums, listening to live rock ‘n roll at my favorite gin mill, and playing my new favorite sport, pickleball (is there a lamer name for a sport?) What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Readers who like to devour murder mysteries with action and humor and try to figure out whodunit. Ones who appreciate a recurring cast of characters who…

Jess Anastasi | Author-Reader Match: THE FINAL DAWN
Author Guest / March 25, 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 Jess Anastasi! Writes: Sci-fi romance with lots of edge-of-your-seat action and strong-willed, butt-kicking characters. My latest book, THE FINAL DAWN, is the last book in my Atrophy series. Readers have been waiting a long time for this one. At last, Rian and Ella get all of the limelight! With shape-shifting aliens set the invade our universe, the crew of the Imojenna has their work cut out for them if they’re going to save humanity. About: I love nothing more than a nice hot cup of tea. Rainy days are my favorite kind of weather. When I’m not writing books or attempting to make a dent in my huge TBR pile, you can find me growing my own vegetables, chasing renegade chickens, or doing a bit of crochet/knitting while I watch TV. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Enjoys sci fi romance with lots of action. Can get on board with a slow burn romance and wait for the pay-off when the characters finally get their act…

Alexia Adams | Author-Reader Match: OVER HER WED BODY
Author Guest / March 9, 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 Alexia Adams!  Writes: I write escapist contemporary romance featuring feisty heroines who bring alpha heroes to their knees and make them realize that all their money means nothing without the right woman at their side. In OVER HER WED BODY, my latest release, the heroine Corazon Dela Cruz sends every spare penny she has back to her family in the Philippines. When her latest nursing client offers her $25,000 to fake an engagement so his overprotective son will return to Dubai, she’s torn. Her family desperately needs the money but getting Beckett to leave is the last thing her heart wants. The hero Beckett has had enough stepmothers to spot a gold digger when he sees one. But the more he gets to know Cora, the more he realizes she’d be the perfect next Mrs. Samuelson–if he was the intended groom. About: I’m looking for readers to join me on vicarious romantic adventures around the world. My wings have been clipped by four children so now I’m…

RONI LOREN | Author-Reader Match: YES & I LOVE YOU
Author Guest / March 2, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-ReaderMatch” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Roni Loren! Writes: Contemporary romance with characters you’d want to hang out with, where banter is foreplay, steamy sex is often had in strange places, and equal doses of humor and angst keep the stories from being too light or too dark. About: Former-therapist author who’s never met a difficult character backstory she didn’t want to explore seeks reader who wants a romance that will make them laugh but also make them feel all the feels. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: -Enjoys adorably sexy heroes who aren’t always 100% sure of themselves -Likes self-aware heroines with a penchant for sarcasm and self-deprecating internal dialogue -Loves them some romance tropes including fake relationship, friends-to-lovers, office romance, and a fun teach-me dynamic all in one book -Doesn’t mind random 80s and 90s movie references -Isn’t afraid for things to get R-rated at the office What to expect if we’re compatible: -Hot heroes who are regular guys just trying to make their way in the world and figure things…

Lynn H. Blackburn | Author-Reader Match: UNKNOWN THREAT
Author Guest / March 1, 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 LYNN H. BLACKBURN! Writes: Inspirational romantic suspense with southern sass. My stories tilt slightly toward the romance side of the romance + suspense equation and always include a supporting cast of characters who keep things entertaining even when the bullets start flying. And the bullets fly—a lot—in UNKNOWN THREAT, the first book in the Defend and Protect series. About: Coffee-drinking, chocolate-eating, sleep-deprived author looking for readers willing to lose sleep over stories that put savvy heroines and bold heroes in intense situations which could end in death but don’t because the happily ever after is never doubt. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: You want stories about intense situations that you personally never want to experience in real life. You appreciate the word y’ You like it when characters wrestle with their faith. You frequently wish the characters in a novel were real people so you could hang out with them. You love a kissing scene (or two or…

Amy Pershing | Author-Reader Match: A SIDE OF MURDER
Author Guest / February 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 Amy Pershing! Writes: I write the Cape Cod Foodie Mysteries, which (obviously) revolve around food and Cape Cod. And murder.  And romance. Or, at least in the first book of the series, A SIDE OF MURDER, it was a romance. Now it’s, well, complicated. It all begins when Samantha Barnes — once an up-and-coming New York chef until an unfortunate YouTube video went viral — retreats home to Cape Cod.  There Sam finds herself dealing with a falling-down house, a ginormous puppy, and a job writing restaurant reviews. Oh, yeah, and a dead body. And the town’s new harbormaster, Jason Captiva.  Who, it turns out, was Sam’s high school crush. . . About: Like Sam, I am a total foodie.  I’ve edited cookbooks, reviewed restaurants, and pretty much eaten my way around the world. I’m also a total fool for love.  Especially first loves.  At 16, I thought my guy was the cutest, smartest, funniest, sexiest guy in the room.  I still do.  For more about me…

Laura Brown | Author-Reader Match: ABOUT THAT NIGHT
Author Guest / February 9, 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 Laura Brown! Writes: I write romances featuring characters with hearing loss. ABOUT THAT NIGHT is an unplanned pregnancy romcom between a hearing heroine and a Deaf hero. Izzy never caught the name of her one-night stand, due to her newbie ASL status. A year and half later she finally finds him, in the role of her new boss. She not only has to figure out how to tell him about the son he doesn’t know he has, but also navigate their agency’s no dating policy. About: A homebody by nature, I love curling up with a good book. Coffee dates are a must. As I’m Hard of Hearing, ASL knowledge is a bonus. Besides books, my conversations will include my three cats, kid, and the current state of my out of control TBR list. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: *Fan of the unplanned pregnancy trope *Enjoys a diverse cast *Funny bone intact *Enjoys some realism mixed into the fantasy and comedy of romance What to…

Jennifer Deibel | Author-Reader Match: A DANCE IN DONEGAL
Author Guest / February 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 Jennifer Deibel! Writes: Stories that view home through the lens of culture, history, and faith—typically with a healthy dose of Irish flare and charm. Her debut, A DANCE IN DONEGAL, is set in Ireland in 1921 and releases February 2. About: My ideal day of fun includes wandering around my favorite stores with a couple of close friends; coffee in hand. There’s always coffee.  That comes second, of course, only to spending time with my family…and taking a really. good. nap. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Must love Ireland, and all things Irish Must love sweeping views, rugged seas, rolling green hills, and toe-tapping music Must love ruddy heroes with quick with and swoon-worthy singing voices Must love inspiring stories filled with danger, struggle, and hope What to expect if we’re compatible: A glimpse into the heart and soul of Ireland and her people Heart-fluttering romance Uplifting stories that speak the soul, filled with faith, friends, and lots of tea An author who adores interacting with…

Sandra Owens | Author-Reader Match: OPERATION K-9 BROTHERS
Author Guest / January 25, 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 Sandra Owens! Writes: Hello there! I’m excited to meet my reader matches! I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense with a bit of humor thrown in. OPERATION K-9 BROTHERS is the first book in my new series. Jack Daniels, a.k.a. Whiskey to his SEAL team, has one goal… heal his damaged shoulder and return to his SEAL team. When he gets a middle of the night wrong number phone call from a woman calling him some wickedly amusing names, Jack doesn’t expect the direction of his life to change. His curiosity gets the best of him, and he manages to meet the woman whose voice he can’t get out of his head. Nichole Masters has a puppy in dire need of training, and he just happens to be a military-trained dog handler. His attraction to Nichole is instant, and what better way to spend the two months he’s set as his deadline to heal than with Nichole. When her ex-boyfriend stalks…