Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Four #MFRWAuthor Finalists in the N. N. Light 2021 Best Book Awards #Romance #BookAwards #MustRead @NNP_W_Light @JanaRichards_ @Marsharwest @JanetL717

 Four of us who are members of Marketing for Romance Writers are thrilled to be finalists in the N. N. Light 2021 Best Book Awards:

Contemporary Romance: Unexpected by Jana Richards

Erotic Romance: Heart Throb by Janet Lane Walters

Later in Life Romance: Compromise by Marsha R. West

Steamy Romance: I Am Not for Sale by Adriana Kraft

You won’t want to miss these award-nominated books!

Unexpected by Jana Richards

Single dad Ben Greyson wants only one thing – to retain custody of his two stepdaughters. A dysfunctional childhood has made family the most important thing in his life. When his late wife’s parents sue for custody, a desperate Ben is left with two choices – run away with his girls or marry his next-door neighbor.

Jamie Garven wants only one thing – to be a mother. She’s intrigued by her handsome new neighbor and falls in love with his little girls. Then disaster strikes and Ben is faced with losing his children. Despite the prospect of another loveless marriage, Jamie agrees to marry him for a chance at motherhood. They’re determined to show the world, and the girls’ grandparents, two loving parents.

Their marriage of convenience turns into unexpected love. But when Ben interprets Jamie’s efforts to save their family as a betrayal, they could lose everything, including each other.

Buy at Amazon


Heart Throb by Janet Lane Walters

Magda Malone likes men and has no desire to marry. She’s been there, done that and got burned. She’s happy with her position as coordinator of the cardiac unit at the hospital. A new neighbor promises many nights of steamy sex.

Damon also has no desire for marriage. He had too many steps as a child and sees marriage as a serial sort of game. He doesn’t want to play. When Magda learns he’s a cardiologist, she blows him off. The problem is Damon has fallen in love and he must convince Magda there’s more between them than sex.

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Compromise by Marsha R. West

Widowed, shop keeper, and transplanted Texan Jessica Allen fights to protect the green in the New Hampshire town of Tidbury, settled by her late husband’s family. New Hampshire of the beautiful fall leaves, picturesque Christmases, and sometimes brutal winters. She’s angry to learn developers plan to use Worley Construction, a company she holds responsible for her husband’s death. When a member of the board of selectmen is murdered, family and friends encourage Jessica to run for the seat. Will threats force her to compromise her principles? Will Jessica be forced to compromise to find her second chance at love?
Developer Jeff Hudson wants to build a retirement center on the Tidbury Green. Despite Jessica’s opposition, he believes he can convince her of the need for the center and that its place on the green will leave plenty of room for all of the town’s activities. But has he partnered with an unsafe builder? How much money will he lose if he breaks the contract to please Jessica? Her position on the board of selectmen may cause a conflict of interest and force them apart. Will more people have to die to save the green?

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I Am Not for Sale by Adriana Kraft

It’s nothing personal…

It all seems simple enough—Ukrainian immigrant Nadja Petrov is determined to hold on to her thriving new coffee shop, Nadja’s Literary Cappuccino, and Java Beans District Rep Kevin Langley is equally determined to move into her North Iowa town with a franchise and run her out of business.

He scopes her out, she keeps a watchful eye on him, and the sparring begins. But there are other players involved, and the web of intrigue soon threatens Nadja, her shop, and her aunt as well as Kevin, his potential franchise, and his son. Within this cauldron simmers a sexual attraction between Nadja and Kevin that catapults them to overcome their fears of intimacy and commitment. Their lovemaking is tender and raw. Their love is nearly lost in tragedy—can it survive doubts, fire, and even a death?

Buy at Amazon


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FLASH #SALE! LIES AND SOLACE #onsale for 99cents!

 From December 14 - 16, 2021 LIES AND SOLACE is #onsale for #99cents. Get your ecopy today!


She can’t live with one more lie. He can’t tell the truth.

Harper Lindquist is convinced she’s found the answer to her financial prayers. Unless she pours cash into crumbling Solace Lake Lodge, she’ll lose her family’s legacy. Her would-be savior arrives in the middle of a Minnesota blizzard and she’s determined to prove to her reluctant, and trapped, financier the lodge is a sound investment. But Harper isn’t completely honest with him. And she has no idea the lake is hiding secrets of its own. 

Ethan James is a liar, but his money is very real. He isn’t convinced a broken-down inn is a smart investment opportunity. But the more he understands Harper’s dreams and desires, the more he wants to be the man to make them come true. The trauma in both their pasts means neither can fully trust the other. They must find the courage to love, to trust, and to accept, or yesterday’s sorrows will keep them apart.

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TDDSY4

Pick up the rest of the Love at Solace Lake series!

Secrets and Solace: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079WGSNWD

Truth and Solace: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079WFZXV2

Sunday, December 12, 2021


Give the gift of reading this Christmas! ONE MORE SECOND CHANCE is only $1.99!

 Dr. Alex Campbell has an agenda—finish his contract to provide medical services in Maine, pay off his medical school debt, and head back to his real life in San Diego. But when he meets Julia, all his carefully laid plans are put in jeopardy.

Julia Stewart, Lobster Cove’s high school principal, swears she’ll never let another man drag her away from the home she loves. Her aging parents need her, and the Cove is where she wants to raise her daughter. When her mother’s illness brings her and the big city doctor closer together, panic sets in. Her marriage taught her men don’t stay.

Can she put aside the heartaches of the past and trust Alex enough to accept the love he’s offering? Or will her fear of abandonment mean she’ll send him away forever?


“How are your mom and dad?” 

“About the same, I guess. Dad’s still deep in denial. He’s taken her to Dr. Willson for some initial medical tests, but he’s been putting off making an appointment with the neurologist Dr. Willson wants her to see. And my mom is still…” 

She looked away, on the verge of tears. Alex closed the distance between them and pulled her into his arms. 

“It’s okay. It’s going to be okay.” 

Holding her securely with one hand around her waist, he tucked her head under his chin. She held her breath as if to keep from crying, her hands clutching the front of his T-shirt, her body tense. He slid his hand up and down her back, trying to soothe. 

“It’s okay if you want to cry, Julia.” 

“I’m afraid if I start crying I won’t be able to stop,” she said, sniffing. 

“You don’t have to be strong all the time.” 

She sighed and relaxed against him. “Sometimes I feel about as strong as a wet noodle. Superwoman I’m not.” 

He held her a little closer, burying his smile in her silky hair. 

“I don’t know. With a cape and some tights, you could definitely pass for a superhero. You could be Super Principal, defender of defenseless students.” 

He heard her chuckle. She looked up into his face, her eyes smiling into his, even though they were wet with tears. 

“I couldn’t be Super Principal. I look terrible in a cape.” 

He laughed softly. “You couldn’t look terrible if you tried.”

“Thank you,” she said softly.

“For what?” 

“For making me laugh when I felt like crying.” 

“My pleasure.” 

Alex’s heart thudded against his chest as she stared into his eyes. He couldn’t look away. He lifted his hand and gently trailed his fingers across her full lips, her eyes, her cheekbones. Slowly, he lowered his mouth to hers, sighing at the feel of the softness of her lips. Her scent, something floral and sweet, surrounded him, intoxicated him. Need pulsed through his veins, but he held back, keeping his kisses light and tender when he wanted to mould her against him and explore every inch of her body with his hands and his tongue. She made a little sound of pleasure deep in her throat and, straining upward to wrap her arms around his neck, flattened herself against him, breast to chest, sex to sex. Restraint snapped. He wrapped his arms around her, holding her close. She opened her mouth to him and his tongue swept every corner, mating and dancing with her tongue. Placing his hand on her buttocks, he pulled her against his growing erection, rubbing against her mound. She moaned in response, moving against him. 

“Mommy, are you going to tuck me in?” 

Julia pushed away from him at Ava’s plaintive call from the top of the stairs. Shock registered in her eyes as she stared at him, her chest heaving with her labored breath. Arousal, exhilaration, and complete and utter surprise pounded through his blood. He hadn’t expected fire to ignite between them, hadn’t expected her response. Hell, he hadn’t even expected his own response. He knew he was attracted to her, but the need he’d felt, the all-consuming desire, had completely blindsided him. 

“I…I…should see to Ava,” Julia stammered, her eyes still wide with shock. Her hair was tousled, her lip gloss smudged. The taste of her was still in his mouth. He still wanted her, but instead he took a step away. 

“I should go.” But he couldn’t make his feet move any further. 

“Yes,” she whispered. She stayed rooted to her spot. 

He wanted to touch her again, to kiss her, but he knew if he did he wouldn’t be able to leave. They were both on the edge, and it wouldn’t take more than a touch to set the flames ablaze once more. And this time he didn’t think either of them could stop. 

He closed his eyes, his hands clenched at his sides. That might be okay for him, but he knew Julia wasn’t ready. She’d hate herself if she lost control and had sex with him now. Worse, she’d hate him. 

“Go see to Ava.” He heard the husky note in his voice, the unmet need. 

“Yes.” Still, she didn’t move.

Their eyes met, desire dancing between them. It took every ounce of strength Alex possessed to turn away and walk out of her house. To walk away from her.

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Friday, December 10, 2021

INTO THE FIRE - #NewRelease from Amber Daulton

Amber Daulton is on a roll! This is her third new release in the last few months. You go, girl! Enjoy the excerpt and blurb.

Into The Fire

Publisher: Carnal Imprint Publishing

Release Date: December 14th, 2021


Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Rating: 4 Flames

Blurb – Into The Fire box set

Danger, Secrets, Murder, Passion… Love.

Lose yourself in the world of cops and criminals, witnesses and fugitives, old loves and new flames, where the stories turn scandals into romance and secrets into passion. With all levels of law enforcement included in the intrigue, you'll find unintended romance, passionate secrets, and forbidden love.

Your favorite contemporary romance authors invite you to join them for scintillating stories of law and order. Which of these arresting stories will have you cuffed?

These romances will take you deep into the fire.

Who will get burned when the case is cracked wide open?

Blurb – Ryan’s Temptation by Amber Daulton

Wrong place, wrong time. Now she’s running for her life.

Beautician Chanel Leroc can wield a pair of scissors like nobody’s business. After she witnesses a murder and lands on a serial killer’s hit list, she has to figure out how to protect herself—and fast. The killer tracks her down, but her sexy new neighbor, Dr. Ryan Naylor, drives the brute off. 

The police dump the pair in a witness protection program, which doesn’t last long. Either the killer has a connection to the police, or he’s far more intelligent than they realize. All Chanel wants to do is get back to her safe life and get to know her attractive neighbor better. Instead, she and Ryan hit the road and try to survive on their own.

How will they stay alive and keep their blooming romance intact with the killer hot on their trail?

Excerpt from Ryan’s Temptation by Amber Daulton

He deepened the kiss and danced the tango with her tongue. Her sweet cherry taste rocketed through him. Yes! Delicious. Her breathy gasp filled his lungs as he trailed his hands to the hot skin poking out between the hem of her top and her waistband.

Chanel clutched him close and feathered kisses across his jawline. “More. Touch me.”

Fucking hell. He backed her against the stove and claimed her mouth again. She pressed her soft breasts to his chest and tugged on his hair. The burning in his scalp thickened his cock. The inferno racing through him blazed hotter as he squeezed her supple ass.

She gasped and ripped her mouth from his.

He fisted her long, silky hair. The shudder rolling through him stopped his heart, then jump-started the organ. He unbuttoned her pants and stroked the hem of her cotton panties.

“Ryan.” She gyrated against him, breathing hard. “We shouldn’t.”

“You don’t have a boyfriend, do you?”

“Of course not. I wouldn’t be here with you if I did.”

He suckled the smooth skin of her neck. “I’ve wanted you since I saw you lugging boxes to your apartment.”

She gripped his back. “Why didn’t you say something?”

He thrust his erection over her belly. “I thought you might’ve been dating one of the men helping you.” Though he hadn’t seen either of those men in the building since Chanel moved in. One of them reminded him of someone, as though they’d met before, but he couldn’t place him.

“Mason and Jim are both engaged to their better halves. You had nothing to worry about.” She tilted her head back as he licked the line of her throat. “We need a—”

“I won’t hurt you.” He clasped her flushed cheek and treasured her kiss-swollen lips. 

“Ooh, I know, but…” She shifted out of his hold.

He groaned. No! Why? He gulped and lifted his hand to calm her. “Chanel, I like you a lot. I didn’t mean to insult you about being a beautician, I swear. You must like me, too, or you wouldn’t have kissed me back.” Please, God. He needed release. This sexy woman had twisted him into a pretzel.

“Do you have a condom?”

Add it to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58592015-into-the-fire 

Check it out on Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/into-the-fire-a-limited-edition-collection-romantic-suspense-anthology-by-b-a-erickson-and-beth-hale 

Purchase Links

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/intothefireboxset

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B097SCY69Z

B&N:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/into-the-fire-krista-ames/1140538395

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/into-the-fire-a-limited-edition-romantic-suspense-anthology

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=jmM0EAAAQBAJ

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/into-fire-limited-edition-collection-romantic-suspense/id1573513856

About the Author, Amber Daulton

Amber is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through Daulton Publishing, The Wild Rose Press, and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats. 

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.

Social Media Links: https://linktr.ee/AmberDaulton 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

UNEXPECTED nominated for Book of the Year!

I'm very excited to announce that UNEXPECTED is a finalist in this year's Book Awards at N.N. Light's Book Heaven in the contemporary romance category. Yay! I'm beyond thrilled to be nominated. 

Here's N.N. Light's review: "Unexpected is a single dad romance I couldn't stop reading. Love sprouting from a marriage of convenience is one of my favorite tropes and Jana Richards has written a beautiful romance." https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/post/unexpected-br 

On top of that, N.N. Light has nominated me as one of the year's Best Canada authors that they have reviewed. I'm very honoured! 

Pick up a copy of UNEXPECTED at your favorite retailer: https://books2read.com/Unexpected-by-Jana-Richards