Excerpt The Last Chapter by Michelle Alstead

Emma Barton is drowning. A single mother of a son with a genius-level IQ and Autism, she’s given up on love to focus on the child who needs her. Her writing aspirations—the only dream she hasn’t abandoned—withers as her latest novel bombs, and she’s dropped by her publisher.

Ethan Wise, an A-list actor, wants an Oscar, but he’d settle for being something other than a romantic comedy lead or a beefcake superhero. Discovering Emma’s novel happened by chance, but it could also be his opportunity to finally become a serious actor.

When Ethan seeks Emma out to buy the movie rights to her novel, they fall so passionately in love their lives are turned upside down.

Emma wants to be with Ethan, but there’s her son to consider and the secrets she’s kept to protect him. She’ll do anything to keep her little boy’s world safe and happy.

She’d even give up the love of her life.

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Emma was fresh air, clearing out the stale stench in a brain that had long been shut off to all things creative and new. Ethan got up and rooted through his bags until he found his laptop. Taking a cleansing breath, he began to write.


Being in her presence woke something long dormant in his soul. The way her long hair brushed against her cheek, or how her eyes lit up as they found common ground—it was all sheer perfection.

Emma stole a glance in his direction, tugging on her hair as she was prone to do when she was nervous. Her smile was tentative; she was wary of his intentions. He understood how she felt. She was a wilted flower, abused by the glaring sun, when she deserved to be protected and shielded from the dangerous elements. Ethan ached to touch her. But given the chance to hold her, he was positive that he would latch on with such force and certainty that never again would he let her go.

Emma was an angel walking among undeserving humans. If she were his, he’d never let another bad thing happen to her again.


The words on the screen weren’t perfect prose. He could do better on a second pass, but it was a start. Emma was the spark that lit a flame in Ethan that he thought had died years ago. Should he call her and tell her that, for the first time in years, he actually wanted to write?

Picking up his phone, Ethan’s thumb hovered above the screen. His pulse raced as if he’d been doing sprints on a treadmill after drinking ten Red Bulls.
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Cover Reveal The Heartbreak Cowboy by Mina Beckett

*Old flames burn hotter the second time around…*

It’s been four long years since McCrea Coldiron watched Eleanor Mackenna
walk out of his life. He wasn’t ready for the marriage noose then and never
thought he would be. Single, free to do as he pleases, and running the
Promise Point Horse Rescue Ranch are the things that make him sure he was
right to let Eleanor go… This is until she comes back to town with a
daughter he never knew about in tow.

Eleanor knows just how badly McCrea can burn a woman and how persuasive
he can be when he wants something, so she’s more than cautious about
his charming words and cocky grin when she comes home to arrange the
sale of her grandparents’ ranch. But when a flat tire in a thunderstorm
introduces four-year-old Sophie to her daddy, Eleanor knows McCrea’s love
for his daughter is genuine. Can she trust it will be the same for her? As
the icy walls around her heart begin to melt, Eleanor must find the courage
to trust her heart or run away from the man who has always owned it.

Being shown what he lost is a wake-up call for McCrea and he isn’t about to
let Eleanor or Sophie walk away. It’s time to prove he’s a man who believes
in love and happy-ever-after.

About Mina Beckett

Mina and her husband live on a small farm in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of southern Kentucky. She’s an artist, an avid reader, a dog lover, and a miniature horses enthusiast.

Life in her corner of the world consists of long winter nights curled up by the fire, cheering on her favorite football teams in the fall, enduring March Madness in the spring and walking barefoot through her garden with a cold jar of tea in the summer ─ fireflies at sunset accompanied by a serenade of crickets and frogs, and lazy nights in the porch swing.

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Goddess Of The Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D

Goddess of the Wild Thing is a dramatic tale of one woman’s spiritual journey where magical happenings, unexpected turns of fate, and unseen forces influence her ability to love and be loved. Eve Sanchez, a middle-aged woman and scholar of esoteric studies, encounters a seductive but frightening man who introduces her to a supernatural world in which the wicked powers of a surrogate mother’s twisted affection threaten love and life.

In the mystic realm of Aztlan del Sur, Eve and three friends struggle with whether bad love is better than no love and discover that love is a wild thing.

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Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D. is a depth psychologist and award-winning writer living in his native New Mexico. He specializes in treating individuals in emotional and spiritual crisis. His novels, visionary thrillers, delve deep into archetypal realities as they play out dramatically in the lives of everyday people. Memberships include the Author’s Guild, the Depth Psychology Alliance, the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the International Association for Jungian Studies.

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Letting Go By Anthony Awtrey!


Hello everyone,

Today I am reviewing and blogging about Letting Go! What a great romance and thriller! I really enjoyed this story the characters were great and there were a lot of twists and turns in this story! Kept me on the edge of  my seat! I couldn’t put it down! Anthony wrote a wonderful book and you will not be disappointed I certainly wasn’t! Buy this book today!

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Alex Thompson has been living in fear since his wife died in childbirth. A frivolous wrongful death lawsuit, harassing phone calls, and anonymous threats drive him and his five-year-old twins away from their home in Houston and into the crosshairs of a sniper.

Molly McDill is a struggling single mom who lives next door to Alex and his twins. When she helps them adjust to their new life in the country, she exposes herself and her son to the same threat that followed Alex.

An attempt on his life throws their lives into chaos, inviting more threats, public scrutiny, and Molly’s ex-husband back into her life. The tension tests the attraction they feel toward each other as they struggle to keep life normal for their kids.

Alex still doesn’t know who wants him dead but suspects his former in-laws. As the threats become a visceral danger, Alex and Molly race to uncover the secret that died with his wife before it costs them everything!

About A.L. Awtrey

After working more than twenty years as a technologist and scientist, Anthony started writing fiction again for the a_l_awtrey_authorfirst time since college. Developing white paper studies and proposals for years provided a foundation in technical writing, but telling a compelling story was much harder than it appeared.

Four years of practice where he wrote eight novels and dozens of short stories improved his dialog, description, tension, and pacing. With his latest novel, Letting Go, Anthony is ready to release it under his own name. He’s a member of the Central Florida Chapter of the Romance Writers of America and Florida Writers Association.

When he’s not writing, Anthony is the CTO of a technology consultancy and a professional singer.

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Letting Go by Rhonda Lee Carver


Hi everyone its lovereadingdk and today I am blogging about a very special story!

Hell Yeah! Letting Go!

Brooke has had quite a tragedy and never thought anyone would understand or love her! She blamed herself when it really wasn’t her fault but I think a lot of us do that in our life when something happens! So, true to lifes ups and downs. This story is a great example how when you least expect it you may find love and that someone will understand what your going through and support you even though they have there own issues to tend with! Tuff has issues of his own he is facing which makes his life complicated! This story can make you laugh and cry at the same time! Buy this book and see what a wonderful author Rhonda Lee Carver can be! You will not be disappointed I wasn’t and I couldn’t put the book down!

Here are some questions and answers I asked Rhonda that I thought would be interesting to know:

1. What made you want to start writing? When I was 13 I read a romance novel from Harlequin and Imwas hooked. I loved the idea of Romance, fantasy, soul mates and wanted to bring my own stories alive.

2. What’s the hardest thing about writing for you? The idea of failure. When one book doesn’t have the huge release as we might have expected, or hoped it would. Or, the reviews don’t pour in as wished. A drop in sale, no matter how insignificant. As an author I strive to make readers happy.

4. How long have you been writing? Published in 2010. Full-Time since 2014.

5. Where do you get your inspiration when writing a book? A word someone has used. An action I see. A movie. Two people having a conversation. Many, many ways.

6. What do you think makes a good story? If you write from the heart, where can you go wrong?

7. What do you do when you’re not writing? Spend time with my family, paint, Walk the trails.


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Skin Deep

Hi  I am blogging today about Skin Deep! What a wonderful Story! If you love firefighters and cops this is a story you won’t be able to put down! When I read this there were so many twists and turns with each of these characters this was definitely  a love hate relationship! When you read this you will be amazed all the trouble they got themselves into together but stuck it out till the end to only find out they had more in common then they ever imagined! Please buy this book and see what happens to the firefighter and the lady cop! It’s amazing! But, the reason it’s so great is the awesome author Kimberly Kincaid!

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet and hot and edgy romantic suspense. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to eclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA finalist and 2014 Bookseller’s Best nominee who lives (writes!) by the mantra that food is love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

So, check Kimberly Kincaid’s story out and I am sure it will be something you will want to read!

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Crushing on Love

I hope everyone will enjoy my blog! I really enjoy blogging about the stories I read!

Crushing on Love! This story was so romantic and I loved the characters! If you love romance and a great family story this is a must read The Braden’s are a wonderful family! Melissa Foster writes great books!

Steven was a mountain man that like being alone he met Shannon at a wedding but hadn’t seen her for awhile but he knew he was attracted to her but did she feel the same way is the question? Shannon was a city girl that loved where she lived but did enjoy the mountains too but is she willing to give it up for the man she is attracted too and live in the mountains? So, read to found out if they get together even though the are such different prople. You know what they say opposites attract. Check out the information below I am sure you will enjoy reading this!

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New Release……..
Book #4 The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor
Steve Johnson is living his life’s passion watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger and wildlife consultant. But his peaceful life is upended when overzealous and insanely beautiful Shannon Braden flits back into his life after returning from a brief trip home to Maryland. He thought his attraction to her was under control—after all, she’s only in Colorado temporarily, and he doesn’t do casual affairs.
Shannon’s return to Colorado has as much to do with the game of cat and mouse she and Steve have been playing as it does the data she’s been hired to collect. But despite her efforts to explore the undeniable heat simmering between them, Steve’s intent on keeping his distance.
When a ranch abutting the national park goes up for sale, Steve will do whatever it takes to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. And when all his attempts fail, he’s left with no alternative but to follow Shannon’s guidance into the online world he abhors in order to raise the funds. The more time they spend together, the deeper their attraction becomes, and a game of cat and mouse turns into an unstoppable connection. But when Shannon’s assignment comes to an end, will it mean an end to them, too?
CRUSHING ON LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While this can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Healed by Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #1)
Meet the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor and fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.
Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.
THE BRADENS AT PEACEFUL HARBOR are one of the newest additions to the Braden series and the LOVE IN BLOOM family.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Surrender My Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #2)
Fall in love with Cole Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love.
Annalise “Leesa” Avalon never realized that one sentence could change her life until one of her students revealed his crush–and within twenty-four hours she finds herself under fire. After a grueling investigation that turns her life upside down, she steals away to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, with a new identity to try to pull herself back together and figure out her next step.
From the outside, Cole Braden lives a charmed life. He’s a top orthopedic surgeon with a thriving practice, strong family ties, and friends he adores. But there’s a lonely spot inside Cole that no one can see. He has an enormous heart–and a painful past–but the desire to love and be loved is too strong to ignore.
A chance encounter brings Leesa and Cole together, and the attraction is immediate and intense. But a relationship is the last thing Leesa needs–and the only thing Cole wants. Long talks, heated moments, and deep connections are hard to resist, but the harder Cole tries, the more Leesa pulls away. Cole might truly be the right man for Leesa, but is Leesa the right woman for him?
SURRENDER MY LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While SURRENDER MY LOVE can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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River of Love Book (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #3)
Fall in love with Sam Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love.
River rafting and adventure company owner Sam Braden works hard and plays harder. He’s fast, focused, and determined—and never at a loss for a willing woman to share his time with. The trouble is, the only woman he wants refuses him at every turn.
Physician assistant Faith Hayes escaped her painful past and built a safe, happy life in Peaceful Harbor. She’s also put what she’s learned to good use helping others by founding Women Against Cheaters, an online support group. When her boss’s sinfully sexy brother sets his sights on sweet Faith, she knows the self-professed player is everything she shouldn’t want, and she’s determined to resist him.
Sam pulls out all the stops, proving to Faith that his past doesn’t have to define his future. As she lets down her guard and begins to trust Sam, intense conversations turn to intimate pleasures. But when real life steps in and their pasts collide, it’s Faith who’s left with something to prove.
RIVER OF LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While this can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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About the author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
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The Crimson Tree

Hi Book Lovers,

I wanted to blog today about The Crimson Tree by Valerie Puri’s story! I really enjoyed this book! It was filled with suspense, murder, and great romance! If you enjoy this type of genre this is the story for you to read! Please pick the book up today and see what a great author Valerie is! You won’t be disappointed believe me!

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