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A Weekend with the Authors

 

 

 

And we had fun, fun, fun!

and more fun!


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Author Kat Martin stops by for a quick hello~~

 

 

New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and History.   She is married to L.J. Martin, author of western, non-fiction, and suspense novels. Kat has written more than sixty-five novels with sixteen million copies of her books in print. Her last 10 books have hit the prestigious New York Times bestseller list. 

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Q&A with Kat Martin

 

 

Where do you call home?

 I am lucky to live in Montana, but also have a winter home at the beach in California.

 

What is your favorite place to eat?

A gourmet restaurant

 

Favorite foods?

I’m a real meat eater, but I also love salad and veggies, love Mexican food and margaritas!

 

If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find?

Tons of frozen meat (we live 25 miles from town), yogurt, milk, bread and plenty of staples in the pantry.           

 

Favorite Wine? Favorite Chocolate?

Chardonnay and big bold reds.  Not really a connoisseur of chocolate.  A chocolate soufflé tastes  great!

 

Do you have a social/political cause you are passionate about?

I would like...

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From the desk of Sabrina York

 
 
Sabrina York's steamy Highland romp, LANA AND THE LAIRD, is available today, May 31, 2016! 
 
 

Lachlan Sinclair cannot escape his accursed heritage in his Highlands homeland. Somewhat resigned to the fate that destroyed his ancestors, he is prepared to live his life without an heir, without a wife―without love. But when he meets the woman of his dreams in the flesh, the bewitching lass makes him want to throw away his cursed, restrained existence…and unleash the highlander within…

Lana Dounreay has only seen the Duke of Caithness in her dreams as a wild, rugged man, while in reality, his life has been cramped by curses and cravats. He may have forgone his kilt and lost his brogue, but Lana knows that the heart of a true Scotsman beats within his broad, muscular chest. But what plans does the mysterious, passionate Lachlan have in mind for her―and can she convince him that love is stronger than all else?

“You can’t go wrong with a Sabrina York story.”―Desiree Holt

Check out this awesome historical romance, and enter to win a tiara here:
 
Sabrina York
Her Royal Hotness
NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author
@sabrina_york

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Thank you

On this Memorial Day, we want to send a huge THANK YOU to all police, fire, military, and anyone who serves our great country -- whether active or retired, for all they have done to keep us safe and free and for their countless sacrifices. The USA is a better place because of these great men and women.

 

 


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The Cover -- Blessing or Curse by Kat Martin

 

Kat Martin

The Cover--Blessing or Curse

 

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The cover of a novel is one of the most important ingredients in the success or failure of a book.

If the book is special enough and gets lots of word-of-mouth, even a bad cover can’t stop the novel from being a success.  If the author’s name is well enough known, a bad cover might slow sales down, but it won’t be a death knell, which if very well can be.

Most of us fall into the category where a good cover is imperative, the difference between success and failure.

Take the cover of my new book, INTO THE WHIRLWIND.  At six-foot two and totally ripped, Dirk Reynolds is gorgeous to look at, tough as nails, and sexy as hell.  He’s featured on the cover of the book, which is out May 31st.

Personally, I love covers that show bare-chested, hard-muscled men, but it turns out a lot of book buyers don’t like them.  Or perhaps it’s just that there are so many of them out there right now.

I’m hoping the gorgeous cover on INTO THE WHIRLWIND will appeal to readers as much as it appeals to me.  The...

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Jodi Thomas' Lone Heart Pass

Jodi Thomas' Lone Heart Pass

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“Compelling and beautifully written, it is exactly the kind of heart-wrenching, emotional story one has come to expect from Jodi Thomas.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

In a story that carves into the breathtaking romance of two lonely souls, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jodi Thomas introduces the next title in her six-book Ransom Canyon series, a contemporary Western romance series featuring sweeping family dramas, rugged heroes and the beautiful Texas landscape.

With a career and a relationship in ruins, Jubalee Hamilton is

left reeling from a fast fall to the bottom. The run-down Texas farm she inherited is a far cry from the second chance she hoped for, but it and its abrasive foreman are all she’s got.

 

 

 

Every time Charley Collins has let a woman get close, he’s been burned. So Lone Heart ranch and the contrary woman who owns it are merely a means to an end, until Jubalee tempts him to take another risk—to stop resisting the attraction drawing them together despite all his hard-learned logic.

Desperation is all young Thatcher Jones knows. When he leads an injured Steeldust horse to...

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From the Desk of Duffy Brown

St. Patrick's Day Trivia Contest

 

One day only!

In the comment section add a piece of trivia about St. Patrick or St. Patrick's Day. 

Two prizes will be awarded by a random name drawing. (Names will be put in a hat at the end of the day--around 9 pm U.S. Eastern) Please leave your www or your twitter name so we can contact you!!

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I'll start!

The city of Chicago goes so far to celebrate that they dye their river green.


Don't forget to leave your www or your twitter name in the comment so we can contact you!! Have fun! And no limit to comments. :-)
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From the Desk of Susan Lyons

 

From the desk of Susan Lyons

It’s ten years since my first book, Champagne Rules, appeared in bookstores! When I first dreamed of being a published writer, I didn’t even imagine what it would be like to be ten years in, with 21 books, 7 novellas, and a bunch of short stories published and several more on the way.

Speaking of the future, I’ve finished the rough draft of the first Blue Moon Harbor book, and my editor, agent, and I have agreed on a name: Fly Away With Me. The hero is a pilot and owns his own seaplane business, located at Blue Moon Harbor on a fictional Gulf Island. What do you think of the title?

Page proofs (also known as galleys) for Ring of Fire (Caribou Crossing #7) arrived and I went through them, enjoying a final chance to read the story before it becomes a real live book. The publication date is May 31, and it’s available for pre-order now. You can see the cover and blurb here: http://www.amazon.com/Ring-Fire-Caribou-Crossing-Romance-ebook/dp/B01501H2A4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454894251&sr=8-1&keywords=ring+of+fire+susan+fox

I just discovered that Holiday in Your Heart, the final Caribou Crossing title (scheduled for September 27), is also up on Amazon –...

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Sawfish: A Deep Sea Thriller

 

 

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Dear Readers,

Rick Chesler's latest novel release, a sci-fi thriller with horror elements:

SAWFISH: A Deep Sea Thriller

by Rick Chesler

published by Severed Press

Marine biologist Dr. Mason Rayman is experimenting with gigantism in sea creatures when he accidentally creates a monstrously large sawfish. When it grows so big he can no longer keep it in his Miami lab, he is preparing to have it destroyed when he learns he is being terminated from his position. By way of revenge, he dumps the oversized shark relative into the ocean, where it soon roams out of control, slaughtering bathers at nearby trendy South Beach. 

Dr. Rayman doesn't let on that it's his fish responsible for the killings, but someone knows what he did, and she's blackmailing him. He plays along for a while but then decides she needs to be eliminated. Breaking into a lab at his former workplace, he deliberately creates more monster sawfish and releases them into the local waters. 

Rayman then attempts to get his job back by stepping forward as the expert on how to stop the scourge of gigantic predators now ravaging swimmers and water sports enthusiasts on South Florida beaches. But his blackmailer...

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