ABA (Authors Bare All) Halloween Hop!!


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You’ve waited and wondered what to expect from authors who bare all at Halloween. The Hop has landed at my blog, and I have a short story for you.  Because of its length, I’ll post one segment today. The final installment will be Halloween.  Please check back for the ending. You don’t want to leave the characters in suspense.

The Acolyte

The tower clock struck midnight.  Ravenwood tensed, glanced over her shoulder at the Sanctuary.  No lights shone in the mullioned windows.  The Masters mustn’t catch her out alone at night.  Punishment would be rapid and severe.  She might even be banished.  Her reputation at the school had suffered for her sister’s sin.

She lit the torch, black smoke billowing from the flame. A darkling shiver crawled down her rigid spine. The voices that had roused her from sleep whispered a warning as she crept into the abandoned barn.  A lonely owl hooted from the rafters, ruffling its feathers and blinking. Red light winked in the bird’s golden eyes.  She swallowed hard, straining her ears for any sound.  The eerie stillness chilled her soul.night sky and full moon

Ravenwood had come to say her last goodbye to her sister.  Tonight, Mariana slept the peace of the dead in this old outbuilding. Tomorrow, she would be lowered into unhallowed ground.  Then only god knew what the fate of a demon’s consort would be.  Her breathing rasped loud, puffing white clouds in the October air. She inched deeper into the gloom, shoved the hood of her robe back.  Shadows capered in her peripheral vision. A web caught in her hair, clung to her face.  Another hard shudder coursed through her, and gooseflesh prickled her limbs.  Nausea swirled in her stomach. Frantically, she swiped the crusty fly stuck in the web and the disgusting stickiness from her skin.

Blackness coiled along the rotted wood pile. A mouse squeaked, scurried out and scampered away. The shade loomed larger, distorted in the flickering light. She flinched back a step. With a shaking hand, she clutched the crucifix around her neck. The shadow crossed the pitchfork, fell on the coffin.

Darkness coalesced into the figure of a winged man.  Two yellow orbs glowed in his leathery gray face.  The wings were shiny, rubbery black with spines and points.  A sweet smell rose from him, but she knew the fragrance was a glamour masking the reek of the Pit.

“Daakiel,” she whispered.

“Well met, Ravenwood.” A laugh rumbled from his broad chest. “Such pretty blonde hair and lovely ivory skin, but beneath your rose and gold beauty is a soul as dark as I am.”

As always, her sister’s lover was naked, his grotesque, swollen equipment proudly on display.  She shuddered head to toe, glancing around quickly, studying her options.

There were none.

The creature with hellfire eyes stroked a hand with long, vicious claws over the pine coffin.  From inside, came a soft scratching then the lid rattled, an urgent pounding echoing in the ruined barn.

Ravenwood’s heart caught in her throat.  A sudden silence crawled along her nerves.  The owl hooted and took flight, a wingtip brushing her cheek.  She flinched, clamped a hand to her mouth, but a little cry escaped.   The demon flexed his wings, stirring a tornado of moldy straw.

A malicious grin split the monstrous face.  “Come my pretty,” and with the rasp of claws, he ripped the lid off the coffin.

Her dead sister sat bolt upright, empty fish eyes locking to Ravenwood’s terrified gaze.   A horrible smile spread Mariana’s blue lips. Crimson pinpointed the black irises. Any innocence that might have remained in the once Acolyte had perished. Like a spider, elbows and knees arched at odd angles, she crawled from the casket.  Grave clothes clung to her pale, withered body but her breasts were exposed and bloody.  She was horrible. (TO BE CONCLUDED 10/31/16)

Happy Halloween! My prize is the winner’s choice of any of my backlist in eBook format. You can find a list of my books on my Amazon Page.  NOTE: The print version of Four by Moonlight is only available on the publisher’s website Class Act Books.

For more chances to win and for the a Rafflecopter giveaway
for the Grand prize, follow the ABA Hop.

For more chances to win follow the Hop:

30  Casi McLean ~ A Haunting Halloween  casimclean.com/Fun4Fans

29  Anna Durand ~ Spunk & Hunks  http://www.spunkandhunks.com

28  Claire Gem  www.clairegem.com

27  Tena Stetler ~ Colorado Hauntings  www.tenastetler.com/my-blog/

26  Sorchia DuBois  sorchiadubois.com

25  Tricia Schneider  www.shadowsofromance.blogspot.com

24  J. Rose Allister http://tiny.cc/jrosehalloween

23  Nell Castle  nellcastle.com

22  Jana Richards  janarichards.blogspot.com/2016/07/hop-on-aba-halloween-blog-hop.html

21  Linda Nightingale ~ Wordsmith  lindanightingale.wordpress.com

20  Tartan Temptation  www.kaydenclaremont.com/

19  Holland Rae   HollandRae.com

18  K.K. Weil  www.facebook.com/KKWeilAuthor

17  Peggy Jaeger  peggyjaeger.wordpress.com/?p=3014&preview=true

16  Maureen Bonatch   www.maureenbonatch.com/blog/

15  Jeannie Hall   JeannieHallSuspense.com

14  Beth Caudill  BethCaudill.net/blog

13  Mary Morgan  www.marymorganromancewriter.com

12  Karen Michelle Nutt  www.kmnbooks.com

11  Hywela Lyn ~ Romance That’s ‘Out Of This World’  www.hywelalyn.blogspot.com

10  Whitney Cannavina  www.facebook.com/WhitneylCannavina/

9  Devon McKay  www.facebook.com/devonmckay2014

8  Starr Gardinier  www.QueenWriter.com

7  Erin Bevan  www.erinbevan.com

6  Nancy S Reece  www.blonde-not-dumb.blogspot.com

5  Kathryn Knight ~The Haunted Jail Haunting Halloween  kathrynknightbooks.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-haunted-jail-haunting-halloween.html

4  Judy Davis ~ A Writer’s Revelations  http://judyanndavis.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_95.html

3  Katie O’Sullivan  katieosullivan.blogspot.com

2  Darlene Fredette  findingthewritewords.blogspot.ca/

1  To be Announced:  http://casimclean.com/aba-halloween-hop/

Don’t forget to check back for the end of The Acolyte!

Saturday, October 22, Book Signing!


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This Saturday Author Marilyn Zapata and I will be visiting and signing books at Half Price Books, 2556 Smith Ranch Road, Pearland, TX 77584, from 1-3 PM.  I’ll have my new release from Class Act Books as well as Vampyre Rhapsody.

Debut of our Halloween costumes! Would love to try them out of you!  Candy, books, and fun.  Join us and play the game of boonightingalek signing.


Me at play




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#NewRelease #ParaRomance Anthology by Linda Nightingale–Four By Moonlight

Some inspiration behind the collection: Azazel means “God strengthens”. In the Dead Sea Scrolls the name Azazel occurs in The Book of Giants, an apocryphal Jewish book expanding a narrative in the …

Source: #NewRelease #ParaRomance Anthology by Linda Nightingale–Four By Moonlight

Tomorrow! Release Day: Four by Moonlight!!


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4bymoonlightcoverwhitetxt24 hours and I can hold my new book in my hands!  If you don’t have time to sit down and read an entire book, may I respectfully recommend Four by Moonlight?


Four by Moonlight

An anthology of love in the moonlight…in the paranormal realms…

Gypsy Ribbons – A moonlight ride on the moors and meeting a notorious highwayman will forever change Lady Virginia Darby’s life.

Star Angel – Lucy was stuck in a rut and in an Idaho potato patch. She’d seen him in the corner of her eye—a fleeting glimpse of beauty—now he stood before her in the flesh.

The Night Before Doomsday – All his brothers had succumbed to lust, but Azazel resisted temptation until the wrong woman came along.

The Gate Keeper’s Cottage – Newlywed Meggie Richelieu’s mysterious, phantom lover may be more than anyone, except the plantation housekeeper, suspects.

~*~ Grab the drink of your choice and come join me in the worlds of my imagination.


Interview with Kelle Z. Riley! – The Cupcake Caper!! Purr…


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Kelle has graciously agreed to answer a few questions by way of introducing her new book, The Cupcake Caper.  You’ll want to look for this one!


“Kelle Z. Riley’s appealing new mystery series has it all—a plot full of twists and turns, a super smart sleuth, and a smidgen of romance. Cupcake baking scientist Dr. Bree Watson has both a sense of humor and a gift for solving puzzles. This likeable heroine will lure the reader in with her intelligence and capture them with her charm.” ~ New York Times Bestselling Author, Denise Swanson, Scumble River and Devereaux’s Dime store mysteries


What is your greatest temptation:  When it comes to temptations—I’ve met very few I didn’t like. Still, if I think about it I can come up with a few specifics, in the spirit of sharing.

In men: I gravitate to tall, dark and quiet. You might recognize the kind—the ones who have an innate sense of humor and unexpected kindness lurking under the rjr_2667-1hunky exterior. I also love muscular definition on a guy, but when it comes to hair, unless it’s on the head I’m a “less is more” girl at heart.

In food: Hmm. One of the first compliments I ever received on my writing was “you write lovely descriptions” then the commenter went on to add “especially of food.” I think that means I’m obsessed with food. For one thing, I’m married to a professional baker. (Those of you who follow my Facebook Posts might already know “Baker Tom.”) Sweets definitely sweeten my mood. But then so does pasta, a perfectly cooked steak, homemade bread, and—what was the question again?

In clothes: I love to be a bit fashion forward and enjoy shopping. But my greatest weakness in clothing is anything that is soft. Seriously. I buy clothes based on the texture and have been known to pass on something that was really cute just because it has some itchy stitching next to my skin. When I’m writing I live in super soft oversized tee shirts and yoga pants.

What is your greatest weakness (example: buying shoes)? Books! My greatest weakness has to be books. When I travel for my day job (which I do often) my suitcase has 3-4 books packed away. Even though I have hundreds of books on my tablet (with no sign of changing my buying habits) I still gravitate to paper books. I’ve trained myself to think that if I’m seeing words on a screen it should be because I’m writing them!

If you could have any kind of car, what would it be? A red one. Probably a Tesla or other energy efficient car. And definitely one that is self-driving. I could squeeze in some extra reading time that way. My second choice would be a limo with a chauffeur. Again, it maximizes the reading time.

Your dream home – mountains or ocean? I live in the mountains of southern
Tennessee right now! But when it comes to dreaming, a think a home on a Caribbean island surrounded by pristine aqua blue water and soft ocean breezes would be my favorite.

samp1df05914710a7e09What inspired you to become a writer?
From as early as I could remember I told myself stories. As a child, I had more imaginary friends than real ones! But it was a high school English teacher who really inspired me. She encouraged us to think that our words could have value. Still, it took me a couple of decades to realize that my love of story and my love of language could be blended into a writing career. These days, my inner circle for friends tell me that writing is my “therapy.” So if I’m cranky, feeling out of sorts or otherwise not myself they tell me to sit down and start writing!

Do you have a daily writing routine?  If so, please share. Honestly, my writing routine has changed a lot over the years. When I first began, my husband was working the afternoon shift at our local grocery store. So I would come home from work (I’m a scientist in my day job) at around 5:00 and head straight to my writing desk where I worked until he came home at 8 p.m. When he switched to the early morning bakery shift, he’d get home around noon, so my writing schedule shifted. We would have couple time from about 5 until about 8 when he went to bed. Then I’d write until about midnight. (He used to say he loved falling asleep to the sound of my fingers on the keyboard.) These days, I travel frequently for work so my schedule has to be more fluid. When I’m in the middle of a project, my goal is to produce at least 20 pages/week. Usually I break that down into 3-5 pages per day. When I’m on the road, I tend to craft scenes in my head and save them up for the time when I’m at my computer again.

What is your favorite book?
LOL. Many companies ask me this question to use for security purposes. And it always throws me for a loop. I love books so much that it isn’t possible for me to pick a favorite. (Which makes those security questions really hard for me to answer!) But I will say that if I’m feeling down and need some comfort, I’m likely to pick up a book by one of these favorite authors: Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Julia Quinn, or Kerrilyn Sparks. Sure—they all write in different subgenres but each is a master at building a world I can slip into and forget my cares!

What is your favorite movie? Again, this is a difficult question, but I really enjoy the movie Two Weeks’ Notice with Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock. The humor, along with the classic love story (girl-next-door-wins-billionaire’s-heart), entertains me every time.

Who is your favorite historical figure? I don’t really have any favorite historical samp19be12fb11087737figures.

In your books, who is your favorite hero and please introduce him? My current favorite hero is Matthew Tugood from my latest release (The Cupcake Caper). He’s the marketing expert assigned to work with my heroine during the launch of her new product line. Matthew is tall, dark and charming all wrapped up in a package that—according the women in his office—ought to belong to an underwear model. Definitely too-good-to-be-true. What no one at the company knows is he’s really an undercover agent hired to ferret out some dangerous corporate secrets.

Who is your favorite heroine and please introduce her? My current heroine, Dr. Bree Mayfield-Watson is an average, all-around-geek. Like me, she has a Ph.D. in chemistry—which isn’t as glamorous as TV makes it seem. When she’s not traveling to customer plants or cooking up something in the lab, she can be found in her kitchen trying to create new recipes. But neither her science skills nor her natural curiosity prepare her for the chaos she encounters when her boss-from-hell winds up dead in his office.

What do you have out now?  My newest release, The Cupcake Caper, is available for pre-order now. Links to order the ebook or the signed print version are available on my website.  http://www.kellezriley.net/the-cupcake-caper/  and are also listed below.


The Cupcake Caper (Book 1 of the Undercover Cat series)

Science is about solving puzzles. Why should solving a murder be any different?

the_cupcake_caper_600x900Dr. Bree Watson (aka Gabriella Catherine Mayfield-Watson) is comfortable solving chemistry problems. She isn’t comfortable finding her boss dead and being a suspect in his poisoning. Now she’s juggling:

A sexy marketing manager—who may, or may not—be a contract killer.

  • A handsome lead detective whose interest goes beyond the case.
  • The dead man’s cranky cat.
  • A goose-chasing dog in hot water with an animal rights group.
  • The search for the perfect cupcake recipe.
  • And, of course, someone who wants her out of the picture.

 And she thought getting a Ph.D. was hard.

 Free sample      http://pxrgjl.bookhip.com/       Click Here for A Free Sample

Buy the ebook:  http://amzn.to/2cNNKTs          Click Here to Buy the E-Book  

Buy a print copy:           http://bit.ly/2czDrPj       Click Here to Buy the Print Book

Bulk copies for book clubs:   http://bit.ly/2c0phnI            Click Here for Multiple Copy Discounts

New releases anytime soon? Early next year I’ll be preparing for the release of book 2 in the Undercover Cat series. Because of the mystery threads, the romance takes place over the course of the series, rather than finishing with each book. Don’t worry, though! Bree will get her “HEA.” Expect things to heat up between Bree and Matthew in book two!


Where can eager fans find you?

Newsletter link                             http://eepurl.com/bkXs5n

Reading for Treasure Link             http://www.kellezriley.net/thanks-mom-you-were-right/

On Facebook:                              https://www.facebook.com/KelleZRiley/   (Author Page)

Readers Group:                        https://www.facebook.com/groups/624729674370594/

On Twitter:                               https://twitter.com/kellezriley

Through my website:                www.kellezriley.net

The Author:

rjr_2662Kelle Z. Riley, writer, speaker, global traveler, Ph.D. chemist and safety/martial arts expert has been featured in public forums that range from local Newspapers to National television. In addition to her works of fiction, a personal story was included in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias.” Her other publications include a romantic suspense (Dangerous Affairs), multiple short stories, a self-published memoire in honor of her father, and the newly released “Cupcake Caper” (Undercover Cat Series) which features a scientist-turned-sleuth. A former Golden Heart Finalist, Kelle resides in Chattanooga, TN. She is the past program chair and popular speaker for the Chattanooga Writer’s Guild, a member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers’ of America and various local chapters. When not writing, she can be found pursuing passions such as being a self defense instructor, a Master Gardener Intern and a full time chemist with numerous professional publications and U. S. patents.

National Name Your Car Day

My car (a black on black convertible w/dual turbos) is aptly named Black Beastie.

Pink Fuzzy Slippers Authors

Today is a fun post because it’s National Name Your Car Day!


If you don’t have a name for your car, today is the day to name your car!

Do you remember “Herbie” the Love Bug? Or “Lightning McQueen from Cars? These are a few of the famous car names that many people are familiar with.

self-815795_1280How many hours a day do you spend in your car? Do you have a name for your car? Please share your comments below.

Author Josie Riviera writes Historical, Inspirational, and Sweet Romances. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their empty nest with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.

Subscribe to her newsletter on her website: josieriviera.wordpress.com and receive a free ebook sweet romance novella.

And, don’t forget to pick up your copy of Sweet Christmas Kisses…

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Meet Author Susan Hughes – A Baby for New Year’s


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What is your greatest temptation:

In men: a man of action and adventure – I’m obsessed with Indiana Jones

In food: hot Indian curry

In clothes: stuff that’s on sale – I love a bargain!


What is your greatest weakness? Spending way too much time on Facebook

What inspired you to become a writer? I have been writing stories since I was a little girl, always with the goal of being a novelist someday. I started writing romance about 15 years ago because it seemed like a good fit for my style.

What is your favorite book? I love the whole Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. The TV series is amazing too.

What is your favorite movie? Raider of the Lost Ark or The Fugitive – anything with Harrison Ford I can watch endlessly.

What do you have out now? My new release is A Baby for New Year’s. It’s the second book in my Holiday Bundles of Joy series, but you don’t need to have read the first one to enjoy it.


After an emotionally destructive marriage, Meg has settled into a quiet life as a single mother. When her pregnant teenage niece arrives at her door, seeking shelter, Meg finds herself caught in a family drama between the girl’s parents. She hasn’t seen her estranged sister Kelly or her former brother-in-law Evan in years, but she hasn’t forgotten her secret crush on him when they were teenagers. Now that he’s single again, he still makes Meg weak in the knees. As the New Year brings complications she never thought she wanted, should she listen to her heart and take a chance on love?

Buy link: http://tinyurl.com/jenoagy


New Years cover.inddEvan stood waiting at the top of the stairs, a small smile hovering on his lips. “They’re great kids,” he whispered.

“Yeah, they are. And you’re going to be an awesome grandfather,” Meg added with a quiet chuckle. “You know, before Julie was born, I couldn’t picture you as a dad. But you were a natural with her right from the start. And right now, I honestly can’t picture a kid calling you ‘Grandpa.’ But I know you’ll be wonderful.”

His smile widened. “Thank you, Meg. That means a lot to me.”

She meant to walk past him and head downstairs. But she paused beside him, overcome with feeling for him, and lifted her hand to touch his face. She caressed her fingertips across the coarse day’s growth on his cheek, her thumb grazing his soft mouth. The dim light from the living room glittered in his beautiful eyes.

“You’re a wonderful man,” she murmured.

Evan’s lips parted slightly. His warm, intent gaze tangled with hers, while his hand covered hers and he pressed a gentle kiss to the tip of her thumb.

Awareness quivered from Meg’s hand straight to the pit of her stomach. Her heart slammed against her ribs with a blow that made her catch her breath.

She knew she ought to suppress her feelings. She should walk away and send him straight back to his hotel. But she stayed rooted to the floor, only letting her hand fall from his mouth as he bent to graze his lips against her temple.

“You’re wearing that rose scent again,” he whispered. “That fragrance haunts my dreams.”

Meg closed her eyes as desire for him spiraled through her in a heady rush. Tilting her face upward, she leaned into him and brushed her lips against his mouth.

Where can eager fans find you?

Website: www.susanrhughes.weebly.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-R-Hughes/150348171749025

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Susan_R_Hughes


Author Bio:

I’m a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical romance. I live in Ottawa, Ontario, with my husband and three children.


Introducing Author Daryl Devore’s Books and Interview


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What is your greatest temptation:

In men:
Matt Damon – hands down – no question.

            In food: chocolate – no wait- cookies – oooh chocolate cookies

            In clothes: jeans – I’m a pretty casual person although I love checking out $900 Prada heels.

What is your greatest weakness (example: buying shoes)? Arghh – can’t come up with just one thing – have a whole list – okay – okay –cookbooks. Love cookbooks.

If you could have any kind of car, what would it be? Lamborghini – no, a Bugatti Veyron – see you got me on a wishy washy sort of day.

Your dream home – mountains or ocean? Ocean. My motto – Sun. Sand. Sea water.

What inspired you to become a writer? I learned to print. It’s part of me. I eat. I breathe. I write.

Do you have a daily writing routine?  If so, please share. Let’s see. I get up. Head to my laptop. Check emails. Then chaos ensues as life kicks in. So no – no writing routine.

What is your favorite book? That’s like asking me my greatest weakness – favourite book???? – I have book shelves full. No idea.

What is your favorite movie? The Bird Cage.

Who is your favorite historical figure? Favourite historical figure???? Let’s go for Joan of Arc – girl had courage.

In your books, who is your favorite hero and please introduce him? Guess, at the moment it would have to be Guy Lapierre.

 Introducing – Guy Lapierre. Say hi, Guy.


Who is your favorite heroine and please introduce her? Paix

Paix is a newly divorced woman, with a fledging  career as a flight attendant. She is hiding under an assumed name to avoid the hatred of her ex. No longer a trainee, this is her first flight to try and prove herself. And everything was going great until the plane crashed.

What do you have out now? 

Brace for Impact


The cool water flowing over Paix’s neck brought a shiver as well as joy. She scooped a handful and splashed her face. The water streamed down her cheeks, dripped off her chin and trickled onto her chest. She wanted to wallow in the stream’s delicious 01_BFI_D_Devorecoolness. Let the water slip over her skin. The island was muggy. Trudging through the forest was hard work. She didn’t want to complain, but her feet ached from cuts and bruises. As a child, she’d run around the park in her bare feet, laughing with delight until her mother would insist she put her shoes on or they’d go home. At this moment, Paix missed her shoes.

She tugged on the hair tie, loosening the bun. She felt and heard it pop. Looking at the broken elastic, she sighed. Never fails. Don’t have an emergency hair tie and this one has to break. She knelt next to the stream and leaned forward, sloshing her hair in the water. It wasn’t as good as a washing from a professional hair stylist, but it did rinse off the salt and get some of the sand out of her hair. Standing, she flipped her hair back over her shoulders and let it hang down her back. Rivers of water streamed off each strand. She scooped a couple of handfuls of water and splashed it against her body. Her nipples contracted at the touch of the coolness. She slid her hands down her body, wiping away the water. Closing her eyes, she imagined Guy stroking her. His large, strong hands brushing softly against her flesh. His biteable lips kissing her neck.

Snapping herself from her thoughts, she bent low, cupped her hand and filled it with water. She raised her hand to her lip and sucked in the liquid.

“Oh, mon Dieu.” His voice broke the silence. “Now I know what heaven looks like.”

Paix bolted to upright, turned and groped for her blouse.



Brace for Impact

This is the release of the single story taken from the Crashing into Love box set.

What could be simpler than a routine plane trip from Toronto, Canada to Caracas, Venezuela for a rookie flight attendant and a sexy R.C.M.P. officer?

01_ Makes you realBut Fate had other intentions.

After leaving a disastrous marriage, Paix Allcot begins a new career as a flight attendant. The romance of travel plus the desperate need to be on any other continent other than the one her ex is on seems like a dream job. For the first time, Paix is no longer a trainee and the passengers in economy class are under her care. Especially the handsome passenger seated in 36C.

Guy Lapierre, undercover officer, is following a vicious human-trafficker. He has little time for relationships. Too many innocent lives are at stake. But when the plane crashes and Guy is stranded on a tropical island, he is forced to work with Paix to survive until he discovers that the man he is tracking is Paix’s older brother.

Can a pink bra and a hot night on the side of a volcano save the relationship and their lives?

Review – Daryl Devore’s book was fantastic also it was probably one of my favorites of the set. I was crying at the end thinking the worst but it turned out great.


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 New releases anytime soon? One coming up in the near future – an erotic contemporary – What Happens in Bangkok.

Where can eager fans find you?

Blog – http://myeroticnotions.blogspot.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daryl-Devore/280168402052520

Twitter – http://twitter.com/daryldevore

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/u/0/107866370365154406917

(or Daryl Devore)

Wattpad – http://www.wattpad.com/user/DarylDevore

GoodReads Author Page – http://www.goodreads.com/DarylDevore

Amazon Author Page – http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004TJ1354

LinkedIn – ca.linkedin.com/pub/daryl-devore/58/b42/792/

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=Daryl%20Devore

Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 – 17 Stories by Bestselling Authors


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SCK3 Blog Tour 2

Ring in the holiday season with 17 all-new, stand-alone stories from New York Times, USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 takes you around the globe from small-town USA, to London, England, and even to Africa with a foreword written by USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano. Don’t miss out on this sweet romance boxed set that’s sure to touch your heart, make you smile, and put you in the mood for Christmas.


Mona RiskOn Christmas Eve by Mona Risk

She yanked him out of her heart years ago. But fate throws him in her path again and his tender gaze erases her loneliness. Can they forgive each other and create a new future?

Christine BushChristmas Holly by Christine Bush

Can a lonely single father of five-year-old triplets find love on a South Carolina beach? It might just take a Christmas miracle!

Lyn CoteMistletoe and Sage by Lyn Cote

New deputy in town, a single mom, two wounded hearts with a puzzle to solve together—will love spark under the mistletoe?

Denise DevineA Merry Little Christmas by Denise Devine

Merry Connor and Anthony Lewis search for treasure and find true love.

Raine EnglishThe Christmas Gift by Raine English

When Riley Wayne receives a dog for Christmas, it’s not just the pup that makes her heart flutter, the rescue group’s handsome owner does too.

Untangling ChristmasUntangling Christmas by Shanna Hatfield

Tricked into helping with Silverton’s Festival of Trees, electrician Mike Clarke battles faulty outlets, tangled lights, and a woman determined to share the spirit of the season.

Ciara KnightA Christmas on Miracle Mountain by Ciara Knight

When it takes a miracle to heal a heart.

Milou KoeningsThe Kampala Peppermint Twist by Milou Koenings

A twist of fate. An overbooked flight. Christmas in Africa will flip her life upside down.

Magdalena ScottThe Road Not Taken by Magdalena Scott

Francie Standish Carrington has some tough decisions to make and a lot of questions about a past she thought she understood.

Roxanne RustandA London Christmas by Roxanne Rustand

When Catriona heads to London for Christmas to meet a guy she met online, he steals her purse and disappears, but will a handsome photographer in the pub end up being the man of her dreams?

Alicia StreetHer Christmas Secret by Alicia Street

Desperate to help her sister’s family, Lila courts a cold-hearted investor for her handmade toys, but learns Christmas has a way of bringing surprises where they’re least expected.

Kristin Wallace

Falling For You at Christmas by Kristin Wallace

One expectant mother. One gorgeous innkeeper. Three days that will change her life forever.

Merrillee WhrenSecond Chance Christmas by Merrillee Whren

A young boy helps his estranged parents find love again at Christmas.

cindy-flores-martinezChristmas Eve Wedding by Cindy Flores Martinez

A maid of honor is swept up in the chaos of planning her best friend’s spur-of-the-moment Christmas Eve wedding.

Victoria PinderSecret Wish by Victoria Pinder

Luke Morgan doesn’t believe in miracles, but this season Christmas brought him Caro Soliz, the family maid.

Josie RivieraCandleglow and Mistletoe by Josie Riviera

A rising pianist and a pro stuntman winding down his career find love amid the glow of Christmas candles.

cbc-1-adjCouple by Christmas by Pat Simmons

Divorcee Derek Washington wants to reconcile with his ex-wife by Christmas. Although he’s got a plan, with the help of his six-year-old son, Derek only has two weeks.

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All 17 authors in this boxed set write sweet romances and are members of Sweet Romance Reads, a group of authors whose books contain no sex, violence, or strong language. While the emotional stakes are high as the characters’ relationships grow, these stories are wholesome. Think movies rated G or PG. Therefore, Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 can be enjoyed by romance readers of any age.

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A tireless traveler, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Mona Risk, writes contemporary romance, medical romance, and romantic suspense novels, all simmering with emotion, sprinkled with a good dose of humor and set in the fascinating places she visited— or in Florida, her paradise on Earth.

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Christine Bush is an award winning author of many sweet romances, mysteries, and novellas. When she’s not writing, she can be found teaching Psychology at a local college, working as a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, or (mostly) spending time with her twelve grandchildren.

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Award-winning author of over 40 romances, Lyn Cote writes inspirational historicals and contemporary romantic suspense in her distinctive brand, “Strong Women, Brave Stories.” Lyn lives in a cottage on a lake in the northwoods with her real-life hero husband and (for comic relief and furry cuddling) her two cats.

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Denise Devine is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic comedy and she also writes inspirational fiction. She wrote her first book, a mystery, at thirteen and has been writing ever since. She writes about true love, happy endings and stories that touch your heart.

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USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Raine English writes sweet small-town contemporary romance, paranormal, and romantic suspense. She’s a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist and a Daphne du Maurier Award winner. Raine lives in New England with her family and two French bulldogs, Bailey and Dolly.


Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, hopeless romantic, USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is out to make it happen one story at a time. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances combine humor and heart-pumping moments and relatable characters.

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Ciara Knight is a USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author who writes ‘A Little Edge and A Lot of Heart’ that spans the heat scales. Her popular sweet romance series, Sweetwater County (rated PG), takes readers into small town romance full of family trials, friendly competition, and community love.

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Milou Koenings writes heartwarming romance novels because she believes sweet stories with happy endings are like chocolate – they bring joy to the world and so make it a better place. She’s lived all over the world, working as an editor and newspaper columnist, but loves staying home with her family most of all.

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USA Today bestselling author Roxanne Rustand is the author of thirty-five traditionally published novels, plus four indie novels. She was a Golden Heart finalist twice, and a Golden Heart winner in 1995. She has won two RT Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and was nominated for an RT Magazine Career Achievement Award. Her earlier books were secular, but she now writes sweet indie romance, and inspirational romance for Love Inspired.

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USA Today bestselling author Magdalena Scott writes sweet romance and women’s fiction with small town settings. She invites readers into her world to find out what’s hidden just below the surface of those tiny dots you can barely see on the map—mystery, romance, and the occasional unexplained occurrence.

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Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Alicia Street writes both sweet and steamy romances and sometimes collaborates with her husband, Roy. She spent many years as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher and is a compulsive reader of every genre.

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Kristin Wallace is a USA Today bestselling author of inspirational, contemporary and women’s fiction filled with “Love, Laughter and a Leap of Faith.” Her popular series include the Covington Falls Chronicles and Shellwater Key Tales.

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Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes inspirational and sweet romance—stories that stir your emotions. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty plus years, and has two grown daughters.

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Cindy Flores Martinez is an Amazon bestselling Spanish romance author. She writes sweet romantic comedy and Christian romance. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started out as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world.

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Victoria Pinder is a bestselling author of science fiction/fantasy and contemporary romance where her stories all include “Bold Women and the Brainy Men who love them.” Her popular series include the House of Morgan and the Collins Brothers.

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Author Josie Riviera writes Historical, Inspirational, and Sweet Romances. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their empty nest with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.

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Pat Simmons is a three-time Emma award-winning author for Best Inspirational Romance. With more thirty Christian romance titles, Pat is the bestselling author of the Carmen Sisters series.

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