Walker Bride by Bernadette Marie


Always the bridal consultant, never the bride. That was former bad girl gone business professional, Pearl Walker‘s life until she put her hands on Tyson Morgan while measuring him for a tux.
Tyson was happy being a miserable man, taking care of his family’s land, and not involved with a woman. However, even he can’t resist the pull of attraction to the beautiful, and off limits, Pearl?
The feud between the Walkers and the Morgans had torn apart friends and families for generations. What might happen when Pearl Walker and Tyson Morgan become business partners—and more?
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Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends. Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old typewriter. At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.

In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12 books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking on other authors in other genres.

Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events. She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. An avid reader she loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she always promises Happily Ever After.

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Her intentions on bringing Tyson to the bar had been to ease him into something—anything. Her blood had been pumping since Tyson walked through the door of her store. What she hadn’t anticipated was diving into family history or it upsetting her as much as it did. She was no prude. She understood relationships and sex. Greed fueled her too. That’s why she was so successful. What she didn’t understand was a man who would move from woman to woman and family to family as if it were okay. Why would he think it was okay to gamble away their savings over and over and then try and take away what his father and his brother worked so hard to grow?
The waitress set her beer on the counter, and she picked it up with shaking hands. The afternoon was going to be a waste now. Tyson Morgan was going to finish his drink and get out of there
as fast as he could. Why wouldn’t he? Crazy Walker women were not a prize anyone wanted to win.
She could feel the first two beers swimming in her head as she walked to the table. The glass sloshed over the side a bit as she set it down.
“You okay?”
“Fine,” she said as she picked up the glass.
“How are you getting home?”
“I have a car.”
Tyson’s lips pursed. “Yep, but I’m not thinking you should drive it.”
“I wasn’t going to. I’ll go back to my store and stay there for awhile. I’m not stupid. I won’t drink and then drive. I won’t even text.”
He actually laughed at that. “I didn’t mean to get you all worked up over your dad.”
She set her glass down and leaned in over the table. “Are you attracted to me?”
His eyes widened, and his face went pale. “Of course. You’re a very beautiful woman.”
“Why don’t you have one?”
“One what?”
“A woman?”
He finished his beer and let out a long breath. “Don’t need one.”
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Pearl watched him drive away from the small window next to the door. What had she done? She’d acted like an idiot that’s what she’d done. Why in the world had she gotten so worked up over him? Walking away from the door, she went to the kitchen and pulled a bottle of water out of the refrigerator. Her steady craft beer buzz was wearing off. Maybe she should have just stayed at work and brought her car home later.
Stupidly enough, she’d thought maybe she could convince Tyson to come in. Maybe they could spend some time together. The very thought had her tensing up. What had driven her to be so lonely that she was hitting on her cousin’s family—Lydia’s brother? She’d never made a move on the man—never. But today? What was so stellar about today?
Pearl walked to the living room and plopped herself down on the couch. She kicked her bare feet up on the coffee table and rested her head back. Weddings never used to bother her. She saw happy brides walk in and out of her store all the time. But ever since Susan and Eric got engaged and Bethany and Kent followed right behind, she’d felt the pang of longing for someone.
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, she thought to herself as she sipped from the bottle of water. But what did it matter? She was thirty-three years old, had her own place, her own business, and her own paid off car. She didn’t need a man for anything—well except for companionship.
She squeezed the bottle, and it overflowed onto her lap. With a jump, she came off the couch and cursed. “This is stupid. Tyson Morgan isn’t worth getting all worked up over,” she said aloud as if that would make all the difference.
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Eye of Fear: An Anthology

Eye of Fear: An Anthology

Stories by Best-Selling and Award-Winning Authors: Lauren Algeo, Marisa Oldham, Angie Martin, Sloane Kady, Gledé Browne Kabongo, Shay Lynam, Heather Osborne, Sandy Richards, and Jalpa Williby.

Eye of Fear teaserThese deliciously frightening and reflective tales of phobias will cause your heart to race and your body to perspire.

Many individuals suffer from mental illness, and some suffer silently. The authors take mental illness very seriously, so they decided to use their talent to help. All proceeds will be donated to National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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Ink & Lies by S.L. Jennings

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You know that pivotal moment in every love story, when the hero or heroine makes an imperative move that leaves the other with a life-altering choice? Whether it be a pronouncement of love (I’ve been in love with you my entire life, and I don’t care that you’re my stepbrother) or a salacious secret (I’m pregnant and the baby isn’t yours) or a shocking decision (I’ve decided to embrace what I am… I’m transitioning into a unicorn, and I’m pregnant by my stepbrother), we can always count on this familiar occurrence.
I’ve always deemed them cliché yet necessary in the romance genre. A good plot twist is as vital to a story as its characters. Without it, the hero and heroine would have no reason to change, to evolve. They’d have no reason to step out on faith and madness and take hold of their destiny. Take hold of their story.
I once lived for the perfect plot twist.
I just never expected to actually live it.
I look down at my boarding pass for the eightieth time in the last fifteen minutes. Gate 3B, Seat 2A. GEG to LAX. Final boarding in…now.
Sixteen hours ago, I succumbed to the insanity of feeling, and made my crucial confession. I began that almighty trek up a story’s climactic mountain. And every hour, every minute, since, I’ve waited for her to make her choice.
To make me her choice.
The attendant glares at me from over her intercom receiver and announces that the gate for flight D5611 will be closing in sixty seconds. She’s saying it for only me, because I’m the only one here. Waiting. Crumbling.
I take one last look down the corridor that leads to security. I just knew that she’d show up, racing through the airport, screaming for someone to stop the plane. That was how I’d imagined my story…our story. The greatest cliché of all, and I still couldn’t breathe it into fruition. I still couldn’t get her to read between the lines scrawled on my heart.
I guess the most epic romances are still tucked away within the pages of her favorite novels, safely swathed in inked lies and faded paper promises. Forever fictional. Just like love.

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From International Best Selling Romance Novelist, Hope Hughes, comes a gripping, heartfelt tale of two lovers, fighting for the freedom to…

No. Scratch that. Too cheesy.

…two people, torn apart by the tumultuous tides of life, only to discover refuge in…

WTF? What does that even mean? DELETE.

…two people, confused as shit as to where they should be and who they should love and none of this means a damn thing because it’s all lies!
I’m not Hope Hughes. I’m not some fierce woman romance machine. Hell, I’m not even a woman.
I’m a liar.
And while I refuse to believe my own BS, deceit masked in heartfelt phrases of love and devotion, I want to make her believe them. Because maybe—just maybe—if she can find the soul within my words, she’ll also be able to find the truth scribbled on my heart.
You see, I once lived for the perfect plot twist.
I just never expected to actually live it.
This is my story. Well, maybe her story. I just wish I could make it our story.
The one I’m still writing.


About the Author

S.L. Jennings is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance, reality TV junkie, obsessive coffee drinker and collector of crazy.


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Valentine’s Day Book Blitz Countdown (Day #4)

About the Book
     Is it possible for a traveling hospice nurse to find romance in a small southern town? After all, she is only passing through and needs to focus on her job–a job that requires compassion and dedication. She can’t afford to have any distractions.

Since her grandmother’s death, Sarah has been alone. No family. No friends. No distractions. Just the way she likes it. Traveling from town to town is an adventure, meeting new people, exploring new places, but could her solitary life be growing lonely?
Much to her surprise, two vastly differing men compete for her attention in the quaint, historic town of Camden, South Carolina. Nate, the adopted son of one of Sarah’s patients, is a true Southerner with a sarcastic wit and genuine warmth. On the other hand, Dr. Joseph Thornton is a caring oncologist who is known as the best catch in the state. Who could say no to his Hollywood smile and emerald eyes?
No distractions. This is her goal as a hospice nurse. But distractions is exactly what she gets. Will she be tempted to put down roots in the small town?
It’s a good thing Sarah’s eccentric Nana left her a mysterious box. Nana’s gift provides the guidance and comfort Sarah desperately needs as she faces heart-wrenching trials. Not only does she have the stress of caring for the dying, she has to visit patients in the ghetto. What dangers await a beautiful young nurse making home visits at night?
Enduring sadness and trauma, Sarah’s childhood faith is shattered. She tries desperately to hold onto Nana’s godly legacy, but it is slipping away. When a bizarre stranger appears at her door with devastating news about Nana’s past, can her cherished box continue to provide answers and deepen her faith or will Sarah realize her life has been based on nothing but lies? 


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Susan grew up in Charlotte, NC and has a psychology degree from Furman University and masters in social work from the University of South Carolina. She jokes that God didn’t lead her to a career in hospice; He took her kicking and screaming the whole way. Now passionate about end-of-life care, she loves providing care and counseling for those who are writing the final chapters of their life story. She presently serves as a hospice director in Columbia, SC where she lives with her adorable hubby and three phenomenal children. Her family of five are all fluent in sarcasm and on any given day, you can find them bantering away.

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10 Favorite Things
Movie: The Hunger Games (all three of them!)
Book: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Song: Oceans by Hillsong United
Color: Teal
Dessert: Chocolate truffle cheese cake
Food: Pollo fundido
Restaurant: Outback Steakhouse
Game: In a Pickle
Vacation Spot: Charleston, SC
Past ­time: Spending the day on the lake with my family.
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Valentine’s Day Book Blitz Countdown (Day #3)

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Nicholas Fisher is a college professor and a sports enthusiast. He writes adult horror under another name, but thought of the idea for Becky’s Kiss while coaching his son’s baseball team. Since the story involved high school drama he decided to write his first young adult piece. When not writing or teaching, Nicholas Fisher enjoys pizza, reality television, and playing the banjo. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and his son goes to Arizona State University.



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Becky Michigan meets the boy of her dreams on her first day of ninth grade, a gorgeous blonde baseball player named Danny with crystal blue eyes, but no one else in the school ever heard of him. To make matters worse, Becky starts having dreams that she is the greatest pitcher on the planet, and when she throws an orange in the cafeteria at more than 90 miles per hour, she has some questions for the boy who keeps disappearing.

The stronger Becky’s feelings grow for Danny the faster she throws, and the faster she throws the less he shows up! Suddenly she is offered the opportunity to try out for the varsity baseball team, a shot at being popular for once, but does this mean she has to give up the hope of ever finding true love? All answers come to light out behind the high school at midnight, on an old overgrown ball field in the woods behind the real one, fifty feet off the third baseline. It is a magic field. One of dreams. Or possibly nightmares.







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Snippet Time!

Excerpt from Becky’s Kiss. The boy of Becky’s dreams keeps disappearing and no
one at school even knows he exists. Becky sees him while walking home from
school and chases him until she catches up. He seems to know more about her
than she knows herself, and then he makes a strange request.
“Hi,” he said when she finally made it to the top of the hill, panting.  She bent over, hands on her knees, and put up her index finger. “One second.” “You run kind of fast,” he said. “Thanks.”  She pushed up, wiped her forehead, and then wiped her hands on her pants.  Too late, now, to be polite.  She looked at him, and the sun was behind his head, making him look like a silhouette, like an angel.  She put up a salute hand to her forehead to
shade her eyes. “Are you a pitcher?” she said.  Yeah, it was awkward, but she had to start somewhere.
“That’s funny.” “Is it?” He smiled softly. “You’re really pretty.” “Am I?”
His smile widened. “Well, you’re a lot prettier than you think, anyway.” “What’s that supposed to mean?”
“I don’t know.  What’s anything mean?” Becky shrugged, disgusted with herself over the gesture.  She’d been doing it a lot lately, and she wanted to remove it from her repertoire, like yesterday.  She gazed at him then, full stare, and for a second she really did feel kind of pretty.

“The Principal wants me to go to this fall ball baseball practice—“ “I know.”
“Are you going to be there?” Something flashed in his eyes, and Becky couldn’t tell if it was humor or pain.
“I wouldn’t miss it,” he said slowly.  “But you’re going to have to do me a favor.”
“What?” “Run,” he said.  “Every day, home from school like you did today.  Up and down the
hills with equal speed, total burn, until you can run the whole length of King Avenue without wheezing.”
“Why?” He moved closer and looked at her deeply, as if it was the most important promise
she’d ever make. “Because pitching is all stamina, all legs, all push and follow-through.”
Becky felt her lips working into a smile. “Then you want me to make the team?  You really do?”
He backed off a step and tilted his head. “The Tigers?  Yeah, for exercise, I suppose.”
“What’s that mean?” “What’s anything mean?”  He started to walk away
toward Stonybrook Road, then stopped and turned. “You’ll build up fast,” he said.  “Faster than
you’d ever believe.  One day of running will be like half a month, trust me.”
“Why am I not surprised?” she said out the side of her mouth.  His grin made a half moon as well.
“You’ve seen a lot of weird stuff lately, haven’t you?” “Oh yeah,” she said.

“Well, it’s only gonna get weirder.”


“Promise?” “Oh yeah.” They both laughed. “Don’t go,” Becky said.  He gave his own shrug.
“Have to.  I’m on a timer.” “Tough parents?” “Something like that.”
Becky crossed her arms along her stomach and a leaf blew against her ear.  She shook it out and moved a strand of hair off her lip. “Will I see you after the baseball practice?”  She looked down at the street.
“Like, only if you want to, I mean.”“Sure.” “Like when?”
She looked up and he had moved off a few feet, standing there at the corner of King
and Stonybrook.  He had turned the baseball cap around backward now, and the way it framed his face and his neck made him look even more gorgeous than ever, if that was at all possible.
“Run the avenue,” he said.  “Every day, both ways.  Add two more textbooks and a
couple of bricks to your backpack.  Really hoof it.”
“Do I have to?”
“Because you’re throwing hard, but not hard enough.  Because great ones do the work.
Because I’ve waited…” He looked away down Stonybrook Road, and blinked like he was going to cry.

“Because I love you.”


He said it with a hitch in his voice and then ran down the street, out of sight past some high bushes. By the time Becky reached the corner and turned the hard left he was gone.

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Determined to help her father with his political career, Jocelyn sets aside dreams of love until she meets a mysterious gentleman with dangerous secrets. Working undercover, Grant’s only suspect for a murder conspiracy is the father of a lady who is getting increasingly hard to ignore. They must work together to find the assassins. England’s future hangs in the balance…and so does their love.                                                                                                                                                                                       


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Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.Determined to help her father with his political career, Jocelyn sets aside dreams of love until she meets a mysterious gentleman with dangerous secrets. Working undercover, Grant’s only suspect for a murder conspiracy is the father of a lady who is getting increasingly hard to ignore. They must work together to find the assassins. England’s future hangs in the balance…and so does their love.
Facts About the Author

1.      Readers would be surprised to know…how awesome I am at playing arcade games like Terminator Salvation–my children certainly were. 
2.      I have always wanted to … dance ballet.


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Top Ten List:
10 facts you might not know about me!
1. I like cats–kittens are even more fun.
2. I am a harpist and I teach harp lessons.
3. Every morning after I get the children off to school, I go for a walk. (At least, that’s always the goal)
4. I hate spiders. HATE. With a passion.
5. Due to moves in my childhood, I attended 9 different schools. Being the new kid isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
6. I love cheesecake just as much as I love chocolate–chocolate cheesecake is even better. Caramel is a close second. Caramel-chocolate cheesecake, anyone?
7. Currently I’m juggling: a YA dystopian aka speculative fiction, a YA historical paranormal, book 4 of my Rogue Hearts Regency series, and a new Regency trilogy.
8. I am majorly claustrophobic, which is exactly why, when I had to give my super-warrior weapons master, Kai Darkwood in my fantasy Queen in Exile, some flaw or fear, I chose claustrophobia for his–I understand it.
9. I love to ballroom dance. LOVE.
10. I also love bodies of water of any kind–ocean, river, lake, stream, waterfall, backyard garden pond. It just does something for my soul. This is partly why we recently moved from the desert to Washington State. I even love water when it’s falling from the sky. Mermaid, anyone?
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Valentine’s Day Book Blitz Countdown (Day #1)

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Denise is a Southern girl who has lived in Louisiana all her life, and yes, she has a drawl. She has a wonderful husband and two incredible children, who not only endure her writing moods, but also encourage her to indulge her writing passion. Besides writing romantic suspense, she enjoys traveling, reading, and scrap-booking.

Accounting is a skill she has learned to earn a little money to support her writing habit. She wrote her first story when she was a teen, seventeen handwritten pages on school-ruled paper and an obvious rip-off of the last romance novel she had read. She’s been writing off and on ever since, and with more than a few full-length manuscripts already completed, she has no desire to slow down.

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No longer able to tolerate her husband Scott’s abuse, Tamara Slay packs up her daughter, Gabby, and moves to Louisiana, hoping a new life and a new identity will give her a fresh start. An unexpected phone call from a Sheriff’s deputy in Florida shatters her sense of security. Scott hides a much darker secret than abusing his wife. Above all else, she must protect Gabby from Scott.

Lt. Martin Beck of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating the death of Brandy Fuller for years. Sidetracked for a while by his wife’s murder, Beck finally reopens the cold Fuller case and discovers a thin lead. The new evidence takes him to Louisiana to meet the estranged wife of his primary suspect. Together, Beck and Tamara conclude that Scott not only murdered Brandy Fuller, but seven other women on the Florida Gulf coast.

As Beck dives deeper into the investigation, he draws closer to Tamara. Passions ignite as the one woman who wants Scott dead the most allies with the one man who wants Scott dead the most. Can Beck protect Tamara and Gabby from Scott and stop a serial killer from killing again?

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Ten of my Favorite Things (Not Necessarily in Order Of Preference)
Tex Mex Food
Snuggling with my children
Snuggling with my husband
Sleeping Late on A Cold Morning
Reading a Book On the Sofa Under a Warm Blanet
Shopping With My Daughter
Playing Mario Kart 8 With My Son
Laughing with Family and/or Friends
Six Questions
Readers would be surprised to know … that I have a distinctive
southern drawl.
I have always wanted to … sing in front of a large audience
and receive a standing ovation.
I will never forget … how it feels to struggle toward a dream
and experience rejection because every rejection brought me closer to living
the dream. I never want to take my dream for granted.
The Best thing about writing is … building new characters and
watching them grow throughout the book. By the end of writing a book, if I’ve written
my character well, the character becomes very real to me.
When I am not writing, I like to …. hang around with my
family. My husband and children mean more to me than anything else in the
I am working on … the sixth book in my Haunted Hearts series.
The first in a new five book set in the series set in south Louisiana.

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Release Blitz + Review: Reckless Abandon by J.C. Hannigan

TITLE: Reckless Abandon

SERIES: Damaged Series (Book 2)

AUTHOR: J.C. Hannigan

PUBLISHER: Booktrope Publishing

RELEASES: Jan 29th, 2015


About the book:

Everly Daniels has never gotten over Grayson Dixon or what happened between them. Having avoided home for years so she doesn’t have to think about the past and the people in it, Everly isn’t quite sure how to return. But tragedy strikes and she has no choice in the matter.

When Grayson learns Everly has returned home, he knows he has to see her. He has to find out if there is anything that can be salvaged.

However, with so much pain and so many years between them, it seems impossible to work things out. Fate forces them to take a closer look at what they lost, and they both begin to realize that they may be able to pursue a future together with reckless abandon.

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Reckless Abandon picks up with Everly after five years of separation from Grayson. Her life has moved on for the better and his…for the worst. Unfortunately, Everly has to rush home due to the death of her sister and that is when her fears and worries come rolling back in as she sets her eyes on the little girl who changed her world forever…five years ago. This fragile little girl who’s life could have been lost along with her sister’s in a fatal car accident. She must decide where her heart lies since there is no one to raise her sister’s daughter, but her dream career would be over if she stayed in her hometown. And then…not only is she back, but so is Grayson and she is keeping a huge secret from him.

In this story, both Grayson and Kyle’s characters are much more distinctive in desire and personality. Both characters know exactly what they want now…and it is a little easier to breathe with less tension between the two. My favorite character is Grayson, just because he has really changed and attempting his hardest to win Everly back. He feels that he can’t live without her, but doesn’t know how he can win her heart after breaking it so completely. The emotional turmoil is a lot more serious in Reckless Abandon as opposed to the high school drama in Damaged Goods.

This book targets women of all ages. I really enjoyed reading about both characters, understanding the hardships and restraint that both of them took to get back to each other. Kyle and his new woman, someone from another book series, are wonderful together too! I would really love to read about their relationship as well as Crimson and Cole. This story was very well written and creative. The author took a lot of time with the detail and expanse of character development which I liked as well. I rate this story with five stars since I did enjoy this series; however, I still feel that her Collide series was more adaptable to my personality and I am able to relate to it at a different level.

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J.C. Hannigan’s love of reading was spawned from a very early age. She inhaled novels with an unquenchable thirst. Eventually, that love of reading turned into a love for writing. She started to pen stories at the tender age of nine while sitting at her white desk, pencil posed over lined paper, writing countless stories about a girl, her best friend, their horses and the adventures they’d have going on trail rides together. Born with a chronic pain bone disorder called Multiple Hereditary Exostoses, she didn’t get to play sports or run amuck like her siblings and peers. Writing kept her company amid a world of surgeries, bad pain days, and isolation.

She started a blog when she was fifteen-years-old, chronicling the challenges of high school, dating, and coping with her chronic pain bone disorder. That blog went on to win a Bloggie for Best Teen Weblog, and J.C.’s ego inflated quite a bit over it (enough to continuously mention it even today).

J.C. currently resides in a small town in Ontario with her husband, their two sons, and dog. When she isn’t trying to wrangle the kids and dog, she can be found writing. In addition to writing new adult romance and suspense novels, J.C. writes a blog for the MHE Coalition, discussing the struggles of living with Multiple Hereditary Exostoses. She also contributes to several other websites, including her personal blog, the OCH Literary Society, and she is the content manager for Stigma Fighters Canada. Through her writing, J.C. brings to light awareness of mental health and social challenges. Her writing has been described as edgy, bold, poignant, and raw.

Other hobbies of J.C.’s include hiking, camping, binge-watching shows like Outlander, Game of Thrones, The Vampire Diaries, and The Walking Dead, eating dill pickle chips and daydreaming of travelling around the world. J.C. adores interacting with readers, so don’t hesitate to reach out and say hi! She tries her best to respond to every message. To learn more, visit her on Facebook and follow her personal blog of random ramblings.

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Redemption and Regrets by L.A. Cotton

Title: Redemption and Regrets ~ Chastity Falls Book 4

Author: L.A. Cotton

Genre: New Adult

Release Date: April 12, 2016



Four years ago, I had everything. All it took was the snap of his fingers and he ripped it out from under me. 
Betrayed, by my own father. 
His enemies want me dead and old allies want me back in their ranks to help take what’s owed. And while I’m trying to figure out what I want, there’s her. The one I watch from the shadows, afraid to bare myself to her – the real me. 
Hard. Cold. Deadly.
She should fear me – Braiden Donohue – but I’m not the only one keeping secrets, and I must discover what she’s hiding. 
Before it’s too late. 
Redemption will be afforded, regrets will be atoned. 
Welcome back to Chastity Falls. 





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Becky’s Kiss by Nicholas Fisher

Becky meets the boy of her dreams, too bad he keeps disappearing.
“It could not be worse for ninth grader Becky Michigan on her first day at a new school, sitting in beet juice and staining her white jeans in a classroom about to fill up with students. In the nick of time, a gorgeous blonde boy named Danny comes in and offers his over-sized baseball jersey so she can cover up, get to the office, and change. By the time she pulls the shirt over her head, however, he has mysteriously disappeared.


Becky scours the school in search of her dream-athlete and wonders why after contact with him she has magically gained the ability to throw a fastball ninety miles per hour! Instead of finding the answer, however, Becky’s new skill pits her against the school bully and the entire varsity baseball team.


That night, after her exciting showdown in front of the entire school, Danny shows up at her bedroom window. If she will agree to meet him behind Rutledge High at midnight on the ball field at the edge of the woods, he promises to reveal a secret meant to alter the past and change her life forever.”

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Nicholas Fisher is a college professor and
a sports enthusiast. He writes adult horror under another name, but thought of
the idea for Becky’s Kiss while
coaching his son’s baseball team. Since the story involved high school drama he
decided to write his first young adult piece. When not writing or teaching,
Nicholas Fisher enjoys pizza, reality television, and playing the banjo. He
lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and his son goes to Arizona State

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Character Cast

Becky Michigan
The lead character
A “country” type girl (from upstate New York) with long auburn hair, a small turned up nose, and sad puppy-dog eyes. Built slim and very athletic, though she thinks she is a klutz. Pretty, but she hasn’t learned quite yet how to “package” herself, so she thinks she comes off plain. When she tries out for the varsity baseball team at her high school and puts on the royal blue Rutledge Tigers hat, pulling all that hair through the hole in the back in a glorious ponytail, however, she realizes how shockingly pretty she is.

Danny Taragna

Becky’s love interest
Only an inch or two taller than Becky, and the epitome of the “beautiful jock,” always seen wearing his favorite little league tournament jersey, not tucked in. He is a blonde with crystal blue eyes, arching eyebrows, and high cheekbones. Like a cherub. He is humble and quietly clever, the type that “wears skinny well.”

Cody Hatcher

The class bully
Tall with unkempt long black hair. Mole under one cheek. Peach fuzz goatee. Often wears an army jacket and dirty sneakers. Wise guy in class as well as the hallways. The type that tenses up the mood of the class, goading others to challenge the teacher, then leaning back in his chair saying “Oooh,” to instigate. The type of guy that cuts himself shaving and wears that little piece of toilet paper with the red dot on it into school.


Becky Michigan walks into 9th grade English class on the second day of school, slightly late, and the atmosphere is tense.

She pushed inside.
“Meyers…” Mr. Marcus called out.
“Here,” some guy said, his voice cracking a bit on the first ‘e,’ and the class laughing back at him. The chairs were arranged in the ‘U’ shape like yesterday, with Becky’s seat at the far corner under a Salinger poster. But today, all the desks had been pushed back farther, so close to the wall that she had to make kids shove in as she passed. Teachers were insane and cruel, they really, really were.
“Messersmith,” Mr. Marcus said.
“What! What?” She was had short hair and a ton of bracelets going up her arm. Mr. Marcus looked up with a thin smile.
“Take out your ear buds, and you’ll better know the volume of your voice.”
The girl was a statue. The smile on the teacher’s face vanished.
“I hear you! Whatever! She took them out and folded her arms. Becky rounded the near corner of the ‘U’ and banged her book bag on the laptop cart parked behind her, blunder number one of the day. Slow down! she thought. One step at a time, and of course, her bag swung back a tad and brushed the crown of this muscled guy in a black t-shirt, blunder number two and counting. He hunched in and rubbed the back of his crew cut.
“Head shot, dude. Hit in the head. Can I go to the nurse?”
“No,” Mr. Marcus replied.
“I gotta see the counselor,” someone else chipped in.
“Not today.”
“I left my calculator on the bus,” another tried.
“Buy another.”
“My cell buzzed. It’s my mom. Can I take it?”
“What’s for homework?”
“It’s on the board.”
“Where’s the pencil sharpener?”
“Michigan,” Mr. Marcus said.
“Here.” She had arrived at her seat, and she’d also pretty much solved the mystery of the little rebellion going on. The guy sitting in the chair next to hers had been absent yesterday, and he was clearly establishing himself as the class troublemaker—tall and wiry, knees and elbows everywhere, flannel shirt with a rip in the elbow. He had chin-zits slightly covered by a peach fuzz goatee, haphazard hair curling up a bit on the sides, and a big mole under his left cheekbone. And all through Becky’s awkward entry, he’d been rocking back and forth in his chair, hooting at each outburst, and adding a little “Ooooh-ahhh” at each of Mr. Marcus’s retorts. He wasn’t even the one misbehaving, at least not in any provable way. He was just the instigator, sitting back and prodding.
He also had his foot up on Becky’s chair. Black Converse high top. Dirty too.

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