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Julia London | Author-Reader Match: THE PRINCESS PLAN
Author Guest / November 20, 2019

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 Julia London! Writes: I write historical romance and contemporary romance with equal enthusiasm! The Princess Plan is the start of a brand new series set in Victorian London. The Devil in the Saddle is the second book in my Princes of Texas series. About: I’m a little bit charwoman and a little bit queen. I love dogs and princes in equal measure and not necessarily in that order. My favorite pastimes include dressing up in fancy gowns, attending balls in my head, and gossiping with my friends and sister. I follow all the royal news because you never know when a prince may become available. When I am not reading up on all the details of a royal wedding, I am willing and able to stick my nose into unusual situations, like, say, a murder. Seeking a prince with a big castle, lots of servants, and an undying eagerness to keep me warm at nights. What I’m looking for in my…

Steve Goble | Author-Reader Match: A BOTTLE OF RUM
Author Guest / November 13, 2019

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 STEVE GOBLE! Hello. My name is Steve Goble, and I love ocean breezes, fresh seafood and long walks on sandy beaches where corpses wash up. (I was told to write this sort of like a dating profile, so. . .) Writes: I write historical murder mysteries featuring Spider John Rush, who as a young ship’s carpenter was given a choice by attacking pirates — join us and use your valuable carpentry skills on our behalf, or drown. Spider joined, and has spent several years now trying to escape piracy and return to the woman he loves and a son he’s never really known. Along the way, he and his pirate friends get caught up in trying to solve murderous plots. The latest book in the series, A BOTTLE OF RUM, finds Spider investigating a series of deaths in an English madhouse, and confronting vengeful pirates along the way. About: I worked in community journalism in Ohio for more than 30 years, before leaving…

A.C. Arthur | Author-Reader Match: AWAKEN THE DRAGON
Author Guest / November 7, 2019

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 A.C. Arthur! Writes: I write paranormal and contemporary romance featuring hunky guys, strong women, and sweeping passion! Awaken the Dragon, the first book in my Legion dragon shifter series releases Nov. 4th, and A Private Affair is my upcoming workplace romance coming January 1st. About: While writing is my first love, I’m a paralegal by day and a wife, mother and grandmother twenty-four-seven. I’ve written over 85 romance novels and enjoy reading (of course), watching romantic movies and going to Disney World. I don’t drink, but I do curse. I like black and white movies but am not a big fan of popcorn. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Someone who loves big families and the drama that brews between them A reader who’s not afraid of vampires, dragons, and demons, oh my! Readers who block off everything on their schedule to read a book because seconds after they start they must know how it ends Someone who…

Ellie Rice | Author-Reader Match: KEYED UP
Author Guest / October 25, 2019

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 ELLIE RICE! Writes: I write contemporary romance with lots of LOL moments and a little angst, for good measure. My stories are full of steam and snarky banter. I want to get you hot, then make you snort-laugh. My newest novel, Keyed Up, releases 10/24. It’s about a spitfire if a redhead with a penchant for odd, made-up words and phrases and the hot as sin bike builder who tries to focus on opening his second bike shop. Neither wants a relationship, but you know what they say about best-laid plans. About: Mid-forties momma seeks readers who love movies and music and have a sense of humor of a fourteen-year-old boy. Readers should be well versed in recognizing quoted from all of the best movies from the 1980s to the present. The author has lived the quiet life, only discovering her inner vixen in the last eight years. What I’m Looking for in my Ideal Reader Match: – Someone who recognizes my…

Amanda Usen | Author-Reader Match: DARK AWAKENING + Giveaway!
Author Guest / October 17, 2019

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 Amanda Usen!  Writes: Super sexy urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and erotic romance. Think X-men meets Fifty Shades of Grey with a dash of Chopped. My characters are adrenaline-inducing, hot flash-provoking, and guaranteed to make you hungry, which is why my website has recipes from my books. About: Writer. Chef. Romantic. Mother. Wife. Teacher. Obliger. ISFJ-T. Coffee addict. Chocolate believer. Love maker. I love projects! Next on deck is helping my oldest daughter choose a college while I work on the next book in the Talent series. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: My ideal reader will believe… There are no lost causes. Family is born and made. Sugar is excellent medicine. Smart is always sexy. That happy endings aren’t easy and are worth the wait…especially when there are super-powered sexy times involved… What to expect if we’re compatible: First and foremost, I like to show readers a good time. If you take one of my books to bed, to…

Angelina M. Lopez | Author-Reader Match: LUSH MONEY
Author Guest / October 15, 2019

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 Angelina M. Lopez! Writes: I write sexy contemporaries about strong women and the confident men lucky to love them. My debut book, Lush Money, is about a self-made Mexican-American billionaire businesswoman who makes a deal with an impoverished prince: If he marries her and has sex with her three nights a month for a year, she will give him enough money to save his struggling winegrowing kingdom. All she wants is a marriage of convenience and three hot nights a month. And, oh yeah, a royal baby! It’s the first in the three-part Filthy Rich series, which are all about powerful, wealthy women who get what they want because they’ve earned it. About: While I have a long history as a writer — I’m an ex-newspaper journalist with a story in the Newseum and a romance writer for 19 years — my first published novel didn’t come out until yesterday, Oct.14. So please, be gentle. I enjoy wine and love spending…

Charish Reid | Author-Reader Match: THE WRITE ESCAPE
Author Guest / October 1, 2019

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 Charish Reid! Writes: I write interracial, contemporary romances featuring sexy academics who are trying to keep their lives from imploding with deadlines and grading. In The Write Escape, readers will meet, Antonia, a literary editor turned romance writer, who falls in love with an English professor, Aiden, in Ireland. Sparks fly in the rolling hills of the tiny village of Tully Cross, bringing two adorably bookish people together. About: 30-something romance author/professor seeks a reader who enjoys: Irish holidays, heroines who are ready to finally ready to start living, and devastatingly charming heroes with great forearms! What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: – Doesn’t mind travel mix-ups if they lead to true love – Enjoys close proximity – Wants heroes to listen to their meddling mothers – Agrees with cake baking that leads to amazing oral sex – Must love nervous heroines who take drastic leaps of faith in order to get what they want. (ex. driving a…

Lynn H. Blackburn | Author-Reader Match: ONE FINAL BREATH
Author Guest / September 20, 2019

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: Lynn writes romantic suspense novels set in the south. Her latest, One Final Breath, is the final book in the Dive Team Investigations series. All of Lynn’s novels explore the intersection of faith and fear with relatable heroes and heroines who happen to have some of the most interesting, and dangerous, jobs out there. About: Lynn writes romantic suspense because her childhood fantasy was to become a spy–but her grown-up reality is that she’s a huge chicken and would have been caught on her first mission. She prefers to live vicariously through her characters and loves putting them into all kinds of terrifying situations–while she’s sitting at home safely and sound in her pajamas! When she’s not writing, Lynn loves to entertain friends and family with healthy doses of southern hospitality and that desire for connection and community is evident in the close relationships shared by the characters in her stories. What I’m looking for in my…

Olivia Stephen | Author-Reader Match: NEVER LET HER GO + Giveaway!
Author Guest / August 29, 2019

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 OLIVIA STEPHEN! WRITES: I write contemporary romance which can be classified as hot and, according to my mother, spicy, with a bit of humor or a touch of angst, leading up to an oh-so-satisfying happily ever after. ABOUT: This girl is a romantic at heart, having lived out my own second chance romance with my husband of twenty-six years. A long term relationship in high school, a devastating breakup, and five years living hours away from each other wasn’t enough to keep us apart. We reconnected. Now I’m living my real life happily ever after, and having a blast writing them for others to enjoy. WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR IN MY IDEAL READER MATCH:  feels the tingles and butterflies when the hero and heroine come together in their first kiss loves the undeniable sexual tension between the hero and heroine appreciates the emotions the hero and heroine bring out in each other gets lost in the journey to the hero and heroine’s…

T.C. LoTempio | Author Reader Match: THE TIME FOR MURDER IS MEOW + Giveaway!
Author Guest / August 8, 2019

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 T.C. LoTempio! Writes: Cozy mysteries that usually prominently feature cats.  My latest release, THE TIME FOR MURDER IS MEOW, hits shelves August 8, 2019. About: Sixty-something cozy mystery author seeks readers for suspenseful mystery novel featuring a feisty heroine who’s determined to reinvent herself, along with her two cats, a Siamese and a one-eyed Persian named Purrday. Crishell “Shell” McMillan is a former actress now turned pet shop owner who seems to gravitate toward mystery and dead bodies.  Of course we also have the requisite love interest included! What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Loves cats! Likes mysteries with a “twist” Enjoys a fast-paced, suspenseful plot Likes a dash of romance included with their mystery Is a devotee of the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel! Likes to pick up on clues and solve the mystery right along with the sleuth! What to expect if we’re compatible: As many books as my agent can sell! Frequent giveaways via my newsletter and…