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Paul and Cassie were best friends all through high school and though there was never any romance there, both of them knew, no matter what, they could count on each other through thick and thin. When Chad joined their group, Paul had no idea how much it would affect the way he felt about Cassie. By the time he realized he had feelings for her, it was too late, she had started dating the other guy with plans to move away, go to college and marry him.
Now, years later, she’s back in Emerald Cove very much single and there to stay. When Paul rescues her from a tree after a failed attempt to coax a neighbors cat out of the branches, Paul is reminded immediately of why he’d never been able to get over her.
Cassie is happy to be back home, even with all the sad memories she had tried to leave behind years ago. Seeing Paul makes healing her heart and soul a little difficult. Can she get past the abandonment she’d felt from him during her most trying time, or will they be destined to only remain distant friends?Win HIS BEST FRIEND'S GIRL by @lauradbastian #romance #contemporary #SIZgiveaway Click To Tweet
Laura D. Bastian lives in a small town in northern Utah. She has always loved stargazing and imagining life outside her own little world. A graduate of Utah State University with a degree in Elementary and Special Education, Laura uses that training as she raises her children and writes make believe worlds. You can usually find her on her laptop typing away, or on social media interacting with friends.
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Previously published as ‘Convincing Charlotte’ by Julie Matern.
At the turn of the nineteenth century, the expectations of the young are often dependent on the whims of the adults who guide them. Such is the sad case of Charlotte Abernathy and Henry Westbrook. Throw in an eccentric, wealthy maiden aunt whose life is stuck in the era of the French Revolution, and you have a recipe for disaster.
Forces conspire against the couple and Charlotte is forced into an arranged marriage with an absent-minded intellectual. In desperation, Henry recklessly signs up for a dangerous military mission to Australia where he barely escapes with his life.
Circumstances come full circle and the treachery behind their misfortunes is exposed. But it is all too late as Charlotte’s marriage forever divides them.Win MISFORTUNE IS A ROLLING TIDE by @juliematern #historical #romance #SIZgiveaway Click To Tweet
Julie Matern was born and raised in London, England and graduated with honors from Exeter Univesity. When her formal education was finished she was free to read anything she wanted; and read she did! It wasn’t until later in life that she considered writing. Julie emigrated to the US after she married. She has six children, loves to write, read, dance, sew and do family history.
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Oceanside High students Esther and Sophie prefer life between the covers of their favorite books, but they open an entirely new adventure and begin an exciting new chapter when the Stuart twins, Parker and Paisley, move from Great Britain to an oldmansion in Esther and Sophie’s small beach town. The girls score invitations to a celebrity author’s book-launch party at the twins’ mansion, but after the selfies are snapped, someone goes missing, and everyone is a suspect.
Used to hiding behind her glasses and cardigans, Esther has secrets that only her cat and Sophie know. But when someone’s life is at stake, what will Esther risk to solve the mystery and save her friends?Win MURDER TAKES A SELFIE by @shannonsymonds7 #YAmystery #SIZgiveaway Click To Tweet
Shannon Symonds lives in a small coastal town in Oregon where she works, writes, and runs by the sea. She believes the world can be changed one heart at a time and every small act makes a difference. She worked for 15 years as an Advocate serving survivors of abuse. She will tell you, “Love really is the answer, it always was, and it always will be.”
Visit Shannon at www.shannonsymonds.com .
Content Rating: Mild+
If Phoebe’s magic doesn’t behave, London will be a disaster.
Phoebe Hart is one of the dragon-linked, those chosen by a young dragon as a companion, who get magic in return. Her family and country neighbors have never been happy about her abilities, so she hopes to find her place in London. But neither her dragon nor her magic behaves as she would wish, and London is full of pitfalls: runaway girls in need of saving, anti-magic Luddites threatening the dragon-linked, and the handsome-but-chilly Viscount Westing, who continually catches Phoebe off guard.
Can she navigate London’s cut-throat ballrooms and drawing-rooms to have a triumphant Season—and unmask a dangerous enemy in the process?Win A PROPER DRAGON by @EB_Wheeler #alternatehistory #fantasy #romance #SIZgiveaway Click To Tweet
E.B. Wheeler attended BYU, majoring in history with an English minor, and earned graduate degrees in history and landscape architecture from Utah State University. She lives in the mountains of Utah with her husband, daughters, various pets, and as many antique roses as she can cram into her yard. If she had spare time, she would spend it playing harp and hammered dulcimer, gardening, hiking, shooting archery, knitting, and reading..
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Summer on the seaside… a perfect place for romance.
The New Countess by Josi S. Kilpack
Diane knows why the earl asked her to marry him; he needed a mother for his daughter, an heir for his title, and a hostess to assist with his position in Parliament. With two sons of her own, and no security to speak of, she never thought twice about accepting his proposal. Summering at his holiday cottage at the sea was meant to be reward for a busy first year as the new countess, and a time for her to rest before their baby is born. She is expecting lazy days on the beach with the children, simple meals, and keeping her own schedule. When the earl surprises her with a visit, she does her best not to resent the intrusion. When she learns that he came for the sole purpose of being with her and getting to know her better, she realizes that perhaps this marriage can be more than she expected. Is she ready for him to know her and love her and explore this new possibility together? She wants to be, but it is not an easy thing to let go of expectations and open up to an entirely new way of life.
Mishaps and Memories by Martha Keyes
Judith Jardine’s one chance at a brilliant match is doomed from the start when she is ignored and then mocked by the ton’s most sought-after gentleman. Under a gloomy cloud of failure, Judith is exiled to a seaside cottage to spend the summer helping her sister—and living a life far below the one she experienced for her week in Brighton. When she discovers the man responsible for her misfortune unconscious on the beach, she heeds her better impulses and has him brought to the cottage to be seen to. But James Carlisle has no recollection of who he is, what happened to him, or how he has wronged her, and Judith sees the opportunity to teach him a valuable lesson—unless the deception and her feelings get the best of her first.
Moonlight Summer by Heather B. Moore
Oscar Rosewell’s life is not lacking in many things even though he lives on the fringes of society due to his father’s ruined reputation. He’s sworn off having any personal relationships with ton members—his only interest lies in keeping his business thriving. He’s content with his day-to-day anonymity, and business keeps his heart from getting exposed. It’s safer that way. Until Oscar meets Miss Dorothea Atkinson. A woman capturing his interest is a rare thing, but Miss Atkinson is nearly engaged to a man of her parents’ choosing. Would it be wrong to wish for something to go terribly wrong between the couple? Soon, Oscar learns that wishing can become a reality, but often, the price is an even heavier thing to pay.
Josi S. Kilpack began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. She is best known for her popular Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series. She also writes Romance and Women’s Fiction and is one of the authors of the Newport Ladies Book Club Series. Visit Josi at www.josiskilpack.com .
Martha Keyes was born, raised, and educated in Utah. She received a BA in French Studies and a Master of Public Health, both from Brigham Young University. Word crafting has always fascinated and motivated her, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that she considered writing her own stories. When she isn’t writing, she is honing her photography skills, looking for travel deals, and spending time with her family. Visit Martha at www.marthakeyes.com.
Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women’s fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. Visit Heather at hbmoore.com .
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The dragon Lamprophyre prefers poetry to politics and would rather fly than hunt. But when humans intrude on dragon territory for the first time in centuries, only Lamprophyre wants to know why. Her search leads her to meet the human Prince Rokshan—and ends with her mother, the dragon queen, appointing her ambassador to the humans of Gonjiri.
Alone in the humans’ capital city, with Rokshan her only friend, Lamprophyre learns quickly that not all humans can be trusted. Some want dragons gone from Gonjiri. Others want to use them in political intrigue. And a few want all dragons dead. Unless Lamprophyre discovers the culprits behind all these plots, the first contact between humans and dragons will end in war.
Book 1 in the Dragons of Mother Stone series.Win SPARK THE FIRE by @mmcshanewrites #fantasy #SIZgiveaway Click To Tweet
Melissa McShane’s love of reading has been a constant in her life, and she still remembers the places she lived by the books she read there. That love of reading stayed with her after she settled with her family in Utah and grew into a love of writing. She lives with one husband, four children, and three very needy cats.
Visit Melissa at melissamcshanewrites.com.
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