Brenna Aubrey will be reading from At Any Price.
Achievement Unlocked: Geek Virgin
When Mia Strong, proud geek-girl and popular gaming blogger, auctions off her virginity online, she knows she’ll make waves. But what she will not be making is a love connection. Her rules are set in stone: One night. No further contact.
It’s a desperate step, but it’s the only way she can go to medical school and pay her mother’s mounting hospital bills.
Difficulty Level: Millionaire CEO
Adam Drake, the enigmatic auction winner, is a software prodigy who made his first million at seventeen. Now, in his mid-twenties, he’s sexy, driven and–as CEO of his own gaming company–he’s used to making the rules. Before Mia knows what’s happening, he’s found the loophole in the rules of her auction. Every stipulation she’s made to protect her heart gets tossed by the wayside.
She can’t tell if he’s playing her…or if he’s playing for keeps.
She has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna’s favorite author is Jane Austen and favorite novel is PERSUASION.
Brenna is a city girl with a nature-lover’s heart. She therefore finds herself out in green open spaces any chance she can get. A mommy to two little kids and teacher to many more older kids, she juggles schedules to find time to pursue her love of storycrafting.
She currently resides on the west coast with her husband, two children, two adorable golden retriever pups, two birds and some fish.
Brenna’s short story “The Love Letter” was the Grand Prize winner of the JANE AUSTEN MADE ME DO IT Short Story Contest. As such, it was included in the anthology of the same name (Ballantine, 2011). www.brennaaubrey.net
GVR Corcillo will be reading from She Likes It Rough.
Can daring adventures with an outdoor extremist give a daydreaming pushover the courage she needs in order to make her life count for something?
After that humiliating freak fast-food accident, discombobulated scaredy-cat Lisa Flyte finally gets fed up with letting life walk all over her. Time to get a backbone and really start living life! But how is a shrinking violet like Lisa supposed to get tough all of a sudden after a lifetime of watching from the couch?
Jack Hawkins, that’s how. When Lisa finds out that the adrenaline junkie from her MBA classes needs a clueless urbanite to test his top-secret line of beginner adventure gear, she gets the most daring idea of her life: she will be his undercover test dummy if he helps her become brave on their adventures in the wild. They strike a deal.
But can Lisa use her outdoor moxie in the real world? Will she be bold enough to pursue a career she really wants or to stand up to her bullying family?
And will she get gutsy enough to go after Jack? He’s a man who’s not afraid of anything…except maybe of falling for Lisa.
With her IvyLeague education, white trash sensibility, and pop culture savvy, GVR Corcillo delights in writing Chick Lit about characters who try not to trip as they valiantly march to their own bongo beat.
But she didn’t start writing right away. First, she worked in a greenhouse, a potpourri-stuffing factory, an electrical fixtures plant, a metal-perforating factory, a radio station, and a bar. Not to mention she taught high school in Watts and South Central Los Angeles. But none of these fit the bill for what she always wanted to be when she grew up – a writer. So, she won some writing contests, hit the New York Times Bestsellers List with her first short story, and got a screenplay produced.
Geralyn Vivian Ruane Corcillo, a native of Chinchilla, Pennsylvania, lives in North Hollywood with her husband Ron, a television comedy writer. They are both New York Giants fans. www.gvrcorcillo.com
Jewel Quinlan will be reading from Stealing Cupid’s Bow.
Recently heartbroken, Raine Daniels arrives home in Las Vegas Nevada to help with her parent’s fortieth anniversary party only to find that they are planning to separate as soon as the last guest walks out the door. What was once her home, rock, and role models are quickly about to evaporate into thin air.
But then she discovers Alexander, the sexy stranger she’d sat next to on the plane, is really the god of love, Cupid. When she asks for his help, he declines. The god of love, now long divorced from Psyche and living on earth among men, no longer believes in love.
But Raine realizes she has to take matters into her own hands, even if a god tells her she’s wrong. With her life falling apart around her and Cupid’s bow right there within her reach she just has to try to make everything better. But she never expects things to go so wrong.
From a young age, Jewel Quinlan had an abundant imagination and strong desire to write novels. She particularly enjoys writing paranormal and fantasy romance. An avid traveler, she has visited fifteen countries so far (which she enjoys using as settings in her novels) and has plans to see more of the world. She has a particular fondness for Bavaria and studies the German language as one of her hobbies. During the day, she works as a pharmaceutical sales representative and, at night, she writes romance. She currently lives in Orange County, California with her two dogs; Shimmer and Penny. www.jewelquinlan.com