Saturday, April 29, 2017

Book Tour + Excerpt and Giveaway: Silk & Scholar by Cassandra Dean

The much anticipated next installment of
the Silk series is finally here!
Will a firebrand and her antagonist
discover passion of a different kind?
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Cassandra Dean
Series: The Silk Series, Book 4
Genre: Historical Romance, Sweet Romance, Victorian Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Most ladies dream of finding a husband, but Etta Wilding-Marsh dreams of the law. Establishing a law school for women is the determined firebrandÕs dearest ambition and she has no time for distraction and certainly no time for the wickedly handsome antagonist from her youth.
After years of annoying her from afar, Lord Christopher Hiddleston leaps at the chance to return to Cambridge and the fiery girl he has never forgotten. Now a successful Gothic novelist, Christopher will use his notoriety to support the school...and drive Etta wild.
A chance meeting leads to another, and then the firebrand and the antagonist find a passion of a different sort. But can a woman who dreams too much and a man who never does truly find a happily ever after?


“What is your novel to be about?”
A strange kind of excitement filled Christopher. “I thought in the first novel, she could be a client of the inquiry agent and proves herself invaluable in solving the case. Of course, he thinks her frivolous to begin with, but, over the course of the novel, he realises she is more than what she seems and comes to rely upon her insight and counsel.”
Etta regarded him for the longest time, so long his stomach felt like lead. “It sounds interesting,” she finally said.
Relief tore through him, and he gave a cocky grin. “Of course it’s interesting. I shall write it.”
She rolled her eyes. “I should have known better than to think you would be serious for half a minute.”
Sobering, he said, “Would you read it? If you saw it in a shop, would you pick it up?”
He released the breath he hadn’t known he had taken. Her opinion mattered. It always had. In fact… “I should like it if you would consult on it.”
She blinked. “I beg your pardon.”
“I should like it if you would consult. Be my editor, as it were.” He warmed to the idea. “You were practically my editor on the first story anyway.”
“I beg your pardon?”
“Your comments.” She still looked utterly confused. “On the passages I included with the articles.”
“You mean those gothic scribbles you sent with the articles You actually applied my criticisms?”
Now she seemed shocked as well as confused. “Of course. You were correct, every time.”
Here was a sight he’d never thought he’d see. Etta Wilding-Marsh, stymied. “Will you be my consultant?”
She seemed to snap herself out of it. “I shall have to think on it.”
Something inside him dulled, but he swallowed it with a grin. “Don’t think too long. Others would clamour for the opportunity.”
“Then perhaps you should ask them.”
He merely continued to grin.
“I have to go,” she stammered. “Gwen—the duchess—is expecting me.”
“Of course,” he murmured.
She made to move past him only to hesitate. “You truly wish my opinion?”
“Of course.”
A smile lit her face, blinding in its brilliance.
He sucked in his breath. Heart pounding, he nodded dumbly as she said another good-bye and left, glancing over her shoulder with another smile before disappearing around the corner.
Regaining his breath, he silently recounted the last few moments. He, apparently, was to write a series, and not just any series, but a detective series. Something he’d barely allowed himself to think of, he’d blurted out to Etta without a thought. And then, he’d asked her to help him with it. And she had smiled at him.

Other Books by the Author

Check out the other books in the Silk series by Cassandra Dean.
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Silk & Scandal
Series The Silk Series, Book 1
Eight years ago Thomas Cartwright and Lady Nicola Fitzgibbons were friends, but when her diplomat father departs London, Nicola must follow. Bored, she falls into scandal and Thomas, studying to become a barrister, is forced to sever their ties.
Now Lady Nicola is back and she wonÕt let him ignore her.
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Silk & Scorn
Series The Silk Series, Book 2
No matter how much their mothers wished them wed, Sarah Wetherall loathed Arthur Davenport. Circumstance, however, conspires against her and perhaps she does need his legal expertise, but she refuses to acknowledge how handsome her oldest foe has become or her reaction to him.
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Silk & Scars
Series The Silk Series, Book 3
For over a year, Miss Gwendolyn Parkes and the Duke of Sowrith have corresponded. At first an error, the letters quickly became something much more, a friendship forged on like minds and perhaps the hope of something more.

Praise for the Silk Series

An absolutely fabulous novella from their first letter until their last.
- Lady Rhyleigh, ARe Cafe on Silk & Scandal
It takes a special kind of talent to craft a compelling short story-it takes very unique talent indeed to create characters as engaging and sympathetic as those found in Cassandra Dean's stories...
- Bridget, The Romance Reviews on Silk & Scorn


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$10 Gift Card + SILK & SCANDAL eBook (The Silk Series Book 1)
Contest runs from April 17 - 29, 2017.

About Cassandra Dean

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Cassandra Dean is the author of historical romance ranging from sweet to steamy, playing about in the eras, roaming from Ancient Rome to Victorian to the Old West and beyond. Her books take readers on an emotional rollercoaster, from the lowest of lows to the joyous of highs. And, of course, her characters fall into the forever kind of love.
Cassandra is proud to call South Australia her home, where she regularly cheers on her AFL football team and creates her next tale.
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Contact Cassandra at
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Exclusive Interview with Vanessa Liebe, Author of the Highwayman's Proposal

Why does Lady Godwin find it so hard
to obey her highwayman?
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Vanessa Liebe
Series: The Blakeney Brother Adventures, Book 3
Genre: Historical Erotic Romance
Publisher: Blushing Books
Publication Date: April 12, 2017
Gabriel Blakeney is a man who protects those he loves at all costs. If that means becoming a highwayman to help support the community that raised him, then that’s what he’ll do. Risking his life each night, he robs from the rich to redistribute among the poor. He does it to survive. But what he’d really like is to find a woman of his own to protect and love. Despairing of ever finding her, things change one night when he meets Lady Caroline Godwin. Here is a lady who needs protecting all right—from herself.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. And Lady Godwin is desperate. Her father has lost a fortune at cards and is bed bound after a stroke. Somehow, she must raise the money within a month or lose her home. Worse, she may be forced to marry the despicable Lord Shard—her father’s creditor—to protect the family name and pay the debt. Frantic, Lady Caroline remembers being held up a few weeks ago. She makes the audacious decision to rob the handsome highwayman. But Caroline gets far more than she bargained for.
With card sharps, traitors, and the militia to worry about, Gabriel and Caroline find danger ever present. He is determined to keep her safe throughout, even if that means a trip over his knee.
Publisher’s note: This romance contains elements of discipline, and explicitly described sexual encounters.
The story is full of twists and turns, passion, punishments, theft, schemes, setting a trap, seeking revenge and gaining restitution.
- Kathy Heare Watts, Goodreads Reviewer
A heartwarming adventure. This book is a delightful, feel-good journey, with some mild discipline scenes and moderate love scenes. It is full of humor, danger and adventure, with well-developed characters and an interesting twist.
- Dyane, Amazon Reviewer

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Interview with Vanessa Liebe

I recently sat down with Vanessa Liebe to talk about her latest book The Highwayman's Proposal:

1. Hi Vanessa, thank you for granting this interview. What’s your inspiration for the Blakeney Brother Adventure series? 

Well, I actually wrote Smuggler’s Bounty and wasn’t sure whether it would be a standalone, or something more. When I submitted it, I said that there was the potential to make it a quartet about four brothers who lived on the edge of the law. The ending was changed to include the introduction of William’s other brothers. After being introduced to a smuggler, I had to ensure that the other brothers were equally as exciting. Hence, you’ve met a spy, you’re about to meet a highwayman and the youngest brother is a pirate.

2.     What’s the draw of writing erotic historical stories for you?

I have always liked history and I love historical romances myself. Without realising it, you can learn something about the past, along with an enjoyable read. However, hot passion did happen back then, so I like to add hot scenes to the history, mystery and romance.

3.     What’s the strangest thing you’ve learned while researching this series? 

One of the things I learnt about the Georgian period was ‘Marriage was a lifelong commitment, unless you could sell your wife.’

The options for those trapped in an unhappy marriage were limited – especially for women, who risked losing their wealth and children (since they belonged to the husband). 

A private act of parliament was needed for any divorce, something beyond the reach of most people.

Lower classes could resort to the ritual sale of wives in the marketplace - an acceptable form of divorce; the woman was invariably led to market with a halter tied round her neck. 

4.     Tell us more about Lady Caroline Godwin. What makes her a heroine we can root for? 

She’s feisty and intelligent and can handle herself well, despite getting into scrapes. I hope everyone enjoys the scene where she robs a highwayman.

5.     Why is Gabriel Blakeney perfect for Lady Caroline? 

He lets her do dangerous things as long as he’s there to protect her and stop her from being too impetuous. 

6.     What’s the biggest conflict in the story that would keep them apart? 

Gabriel is Lord Gabriel Blakeney by birth but was supposed to have drowned in a boating accident as a boy. He does not feel he can marry Lady Caroline as plain Mr. Blakeney and expose her to ridicule. Yet, he cannot reveal who he really is in case his stepmother may wish to kill him.

7.     What’s up next for you? 

The final Blakeney story and I have plenty of other ideas for books, in between finishing series that I have out.
Vanessa's latest book The Highwayman's Proposal is now available on and on the Blushing Books website.  See purchase links above.


Other Books in the Series

Don't miss the first two books in The Blakeney Brothers series.
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Series: The Blakeney Brother Adventures, Book 1
When Elizabeth and William are together passions ignite, sparks fly, and danger lurks around every corner. Can they avoid the cruel preventative officer hot on their heels? Will they finally find the happiness that has so long eluded them both?
"An excellent book, full of adventure and hot romance"
- Joanie M, Amazon Reviewer
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Series: The Blakeney Brother Adventures, Book 2
Cameron Blakeney is a spy for the Crown. When he's tasked to observe two French spies in Portsmouth, he hopes to use the opportunity to locate his youngest brother, too. What he's not expecting is to be working with a co-agent in the form of the lovely, undisciplined Lady Arabella.
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks
"Fast paced and fun! Not your typical victorian romance."
- Pettigg, Amazon Reviewer


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$25 Gift Card and custom-themed prizes
Contest runs from April 26 - May 9, 2017.

About Vanessa Liebe

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Vanessa Liebe is the author of fun, sexy erotic romance and erotica, both contemporary and historical. She mostly writes in the Fantasy and Paranormal categories as she likes a man with bite.
Vanessa is married with three children and resides in Hampshire, South East England. When not house training her children, reading or writing, she likes to sit in the garden with a glass of rose wine.
Official website:
Social media links: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Book Tour + Giveaway: Dangerous Interference by BJ Wane

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BJ Wane
Genre: Erotic Romance, Suspense, Spanking, Menage
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications
Publication Date: January 6, 2017
After her sister goes missing, Alena Malloy travels to Blue Springs, Maine—her sister’s last known location—to track her down. As she begins her search, however, Alena’s efforts quickly bring her into conflict with Randy Janzen, the local sheriff, and Nash Osbourne, a Scotland Yard detective involved in the case due to its similarity with a recent disappearance in the UK.
Randy and Nash make it quite clear to Alena they expect her to avoid interfering with their work, and when she defies them one time too many she earns herself a painful, embarrassing spanking. The humiliating punishment ignites a powerful desire in Alena, and despite her sore backside she finds herself yearning to be mastered more thoroughly.
The two stern, handsome lawmen agree to share Alena, and soon enough she is begging for more. But when Alena’s continued meddling in the investigation puts her life in grave danger, will Randy and Nash be able to protect her?
Publisher’s Note: Dangerous Interference includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
DANGEROUS INTERFERENCE is an awesome erotic suspense that kept me engaged from beginning to end. Well-written with excellent characterization, some of the hottest menage scenes I've ever read interlaced with emotional drama, Ms. Wane has penned yet another keeper. A definite must-read!
- Bethany, Goodreads Reviewer
You'll most definitely want to check this book out! The sex scenes were hot! The suspense was explosive! BJ Wane has arrived!
- KnottyGirlReviews, Goodreads Reviewer

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Contest runs from April 24 - May 6, 2017.
What do you get when you combine excellent writing with great characters, a suspenseful plot and hot menage erotica? Dangerous Interference!
- Dani, Goodreads Reviewer

About BJ Wane

I live in the Midwest with my husband and our two dogs. I love dogs, enjoy spending time with my daughter, babysitting dogs and kids, reading and working puzzles. We have traveled extensively throughout the states, Canada and just once overseas, but I much prefer being homebody. I worked for a while writing articles for a local magazine but soon found my interest in writing for myself peaking. My first book was strictly spanking erotica, but I slowly evolved to writing erotic romance with an emphasis on spanking. My favorite genre to read is Romantic Suspense.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New Release + Giveaway: No Relationship Required by Amelia James

It's all about business,
until temptation raises the stakes
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Amelia James
Series: A Warning Labels Novel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Publication Date: April 25, 2017
No one knows Wyatt Ryder’s secret—and no one ever will.
Fear rules his life, as he hides behind a golden boy façade of a high-rise penthouse, a weekend beach house, and all the starlets and models he could ever want or need.
But he’s been used one too many times, and now casual sex is the only thing Wyatt wants…no relationship required.
What he didn’t count on, however, was that one little complication called ‘mutual attraction’ when an ambitious woman seeks out his help to take her ad agency to new heights.
But that’s the thing about sexual tension and undeniable chemistry. It strikes unexpectedly, and it’s almost impossible to ignore…even if you know that it will ultimately end in disaster.

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Other Books by the Author

Don't miss the other books by Amelia James.
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Series: A Warning Labels Novel
Sometimes old flames burn the hottest
It’s been thirteen years since Dash Ryder got his heart sent to an early grave when his high school sweetheart betrayed him in the worst possible way. But there’s nothing romantic about their reunion—at all. Unfortunately, fate can’t be fought…there’s no way you can keep away from the heat.
"Amelia James out did herself on this amazing book. 5 stars all the way."
- Candy Renae Box, Amazon Reviewer


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$10 Amazon Gift Card
eBook copy of Keep Away From the Heat
Contest runs from April 26 - 30, 2017.

About Amelia James

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When I was in the third grade, my teacher wrote ‘tends to daydream’ on my report card. What did she expect from a girl raised on fairy tales? I’m convinced those fanciful stories led to the romance novel addiction I acquired in junior high. My mom caught me reading a particularly hot one and took it away from me. She couldn’t stop me from daydreaming though, and after I got married, I wrote some of my steamier daydreams down and sent them to Playgirl magazine. Two of them were published. I kept writing and eventually my short stories became romance novels.
I live in Colorado now, but I’ll always be a loyal Wisconsin Cheesehead. When I’m not lusting after my next bad boy hero, I’m looking for inspiration in sci-fi and action movies, football players, morally ambiguous lawyers, muscle cars, and kick-butt chicks. Characters—the ever-present voices in my head—bring my books to life. They’re my imaginary friends.
We all need to get away from reality for a little while. I prefer to escape with a sizzly, sexy, forever romance.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Release + Giveaway: The Siren's Son by Helen Scott

He's an immortal warrior,
but one lovely mortal will tempt him to defy his fate.
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Helen Scott
Series: The Siren Legacy, Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: April 25, 2017
When an immortal warrior meets a Scottish lass bewildered by the magic she has inherited, he yearns to protect her. But will his attentions doom them both to Zeus' anger? Or worse, make his lovely mortal the target of the goddess Circe's growing evil?
Alec Cantio is the son of a siren. He and his three brothers hide their true identities while protecting humans from the negligence of the gods. All Alec wants when he visits his favorite magic shop, Speak O’ the Devil, are provisions for his task. But he finds instead a mortal woman, innocent and brave, who tempts him with all he is forbidden to have.
Eilidh MacLeod just wants to close her granddad's shop, and mourn him in peace. But when she's thrust into a world filled with magic, mythical creatures, and gods, she must find a way to control her powers, or be destroyed by a vengeful Circe. But how can she concentrate around the magnetic Alec? Her powerful attraction to him could endanger them all.
Highly recommend! Romance novels aren't normally my niche, but this book was fantastic! It had a romantic undertone but the plot was enthralling and magical. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in just a few days. ... Truly a gem and pleasure to read! I can't wait for volume 2...
- Jessica Baldridge, Goodreads Reviewer
Helen takes on paranormal romance from a fresh angle, combining mythologies rather than painting herself into a single modal corner. She has opened a world with endless possibilities, that I for one cannot wait to see where it goes next.
- Justine Hucke, Amazon Reviewer

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Other Books by the Author

Be sure to also check out Book 2 of The Siren Legacy Series:
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Series: The Siren Legacy, Book 2
An unexplained kidnapping. A man shrouded in mystery. An unimaginable twist of fate. When Cin Porte's sister is abducted, she's left with nothing but a photo and an encrypted note. Desperate for help, she turns to Thad Cantio. Can they save Cin’s sister–and each other–before time runs out?
Available on June 2, 2017. Pre-order now for $2.99 only.
Pre-order Buy Link: Amazon


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$20 Amazon Gift Card, signed copy of The Siren's Son and cute bookmark
Contest runs from April 25 - 29, 2017.

About Helen Scott

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Helen Scott lives in the Chicago area with her wonderful husband and furry, four-legged kids. She spends way too much time with her nose in a book and isn’t sorry about it. When not reading or writing, Helen can be found absorbed in one video game or another or crocheting her heart out.
Social media links: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Goodreads
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

New Release + Giveaway: Fight For Me by Kaithlin Shepherd

Love is always worth fighting for.
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Kaithlin Shepherd
Series: Callaway Series, Book 3
Genre: Western Romance
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Publication Date: April 22, 2017
The responsible brother, John Callaway, spends most of his days locked away in his office, crunching numbers and placing orders. When a mysterious brunette rolls into town, he is immediately drawn to her. For a year, John has worked hard at earning her trust, hoping one day she’ll lower her walls enough to let him in.
Finally finding a home in Montana, Abby Johnson is the happiest she’s ever been working at the diner and spending time with the one person who’s shown her that good men exist. When her past catches up with her, Abby will have to trust the man she’s grown to care for to keep her safe, or she’ll risk losing everything.
Will her secret push John away or will Abby realize that love is always worth fighting for?
Another awesome book in this fabulous series. I love these Callaway(sic) boys. Brilliant characters and a really good plot.
- Andrea, Goodreads Reviewer

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$15 Amazon Gift Card
Fight for Me (Callaway #3) - signed Paperback
Make Me Whole (Callaway #1) - eBook
Forgive Me (Callaway #2) - eBook
Contest runs from April 22 - 26, 2017.

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About Kaithlin Shepherd

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Kaithlin Shepherd is the author of The Callaway Series, The Brass Series and The Saints and Sinners series.
Born and raised in Canada by a working single mom and a loving grandmother, Kaithlin surrounded herself with novels by Danielle Steele and Nora Roberts provided by her grandmother. Kaithlin quickly fell in love with reading. It was in high school, thanks to an English teacher, that Kaithlin wrote her first story (although if you ask for it, she will deny ever writing it) about a popular boy band. Inspired by constructive criticism, Kaithlin spent some time developing her love affair with words through more reading than someone would think possible.
After pursuing a higher education, Kaithlin, sat down with a pen and paper and decided to give writing a shot. With no false hope in mind, her first novel, Make Me Whole, slowly came to life. Putting fear and doubt aside, Kaithlin has published five books to date, and has eleven more set to be published in the next two years.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Teenage Psychic on Campus by Pamela Woods-Jackson

Unveiling a new cover
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by Pamela Woods-Jackson
Genre: New Adult, Young Adult, Paranormal
Publication Date: April 28, 2017
Caryn Alderson may be a psychic medium, but she can't predict her own life. She’s totally blindsided when she discovers her boyfriend has cheated on her. Her best friend Annabeth attempts to jump-start Caryn’s stalled love life by introducing her to Gary Riddell, a fellow college freshman who can talk to ghosts. To paranormal groupie Annabeth, their abilities make them the perfect match. Unfortunately, Gary’s acting career and Caryn’s love of journalism clash when Caryn writes a hatchet piece about Gary's acting abilities, and then publishes it in the campus newspaper. Dating is definitely out!
Then the two of them are asked to help the campus Ghost Stalkers club investigate a haunting at a local farmhouse. Caryn and Gary must combine their offsetting paranormal skills to locate more than just ghosts.

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$10 Amazon Gift Card
Copy of Teenage Psychic on Campus (US - Print; International - eBook)
Contest runs from April 21 - 25, 2017.

About Pamela Woods-Jackson

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I am the author of CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE PSYCHIC (The Wild Rose Press, 2010), which was a 2011 Epic Ebook Contest finalist. A sequel, TEENAGE PSYCHIC ON CAMPUS, will be released this spring by The Wild Rose Press. My YA novel GENIUS SUMMER was released in November, 2014, by Vinspire Publishing. It was a finalist in the 2013 San Francisco Writers Contest, received high marks in the 2013 Pacific Northwest Writers Contest, and was awarded the Literary Classics Seal of Approval in 2015. My contemporary romance CERTAINLY SENSIBLE, released December 2, 2015 by The Wild Rose Press, was a Gold Medal winner in the 2016 Literary Classics Award Contest.
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