Kathleen Bittner Roth will read from her novel Alanna.
WOLF CAUGHT THE FAINT SCENT OF CINNABAR AND ROSES.
The girl turned her head and stared boldly at him, her cool demeanor at odds with the fire in her look. And then her lips parted, as if she needed more air. A punch of lust hit Wolf’s groin.
THERE WAS PURE SIN IN HIS STARTLING BLUE EYES.
The moment hung suspended between them, and then expanded as his feral gaze held hers. Stranger? Not to Alanna. He went by the name of Wolf, and he was a legend in these parts, known from San Francisco to Boston as a relentless tracker of lost persons. His quest to find his mother’s killer would lead him to Alanna…and his destiny.
IN HIS ARMS, SHE WOULD NEVER BE LOST AGAIN…
Kathleen Bittner Roth writes evocative Victorian romance featuring characters who are forced to draw on their strength of spirit to overcome adversity and find unending love. Her own fairy tale wedding in a Scottish castle led her to her current residence in Budapest, Hungary, considered one of Europe’s most romantic cities. However, she still keeps one boot firmly in Texas and the other in her home state of Minnesota. A PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, she was a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist. You can find Kathleen on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and her website at www.kathleenbittnerroth.com.
DeAnna Cameron will read from her novella Shimmy for Me.
Juggling two jobs to keep her belly dance studio afloat keeps Abby Anderson’s mind off her shattered love life—until a reawakened pain sends her into the arms of an anonymous stranger she plucks from the audience of her tribal belly dance show. No names, no strings, no romance. She tells herself it’s a harmless hookup.
Until he turns up at her day job . . .
Derek Collier, the sexy heir to the Collier media dynasty, just landed everything he’s always wanted: the publisher’s seat at the Orange County Herald. Except his first order of business is to sell the newspaper. Reeling from his family’s betrayal, his only comfort is the memory of that mysterious belly dancer and the perfect night they spent together.
He won’t rest until he finds her again.
She’ll lose everything if he does.
DeAnna Cameron writes contemporary romance and historical fiction featuring feisty heroines transformed by true love and belly dance, the world’s oldest and most exciting dance. Before turning to fiction, DeAnna worked as a journalist, writing and editing for several Southern California newspapers and magazines. When she isn’t working on her next novel, she can usually be found editing LitCentralOC.com, her online e-magazine for writers, or working at her jeweler’s bench, creating new designs for Odd Alchemy Jewelry. She lives in Orange County, Calif. with her family. www.deannacameron.com
Erin Satie will read from her novel The Secret Heart.
Caroline Small is a young lady of modest means who wants a secure, comfortable life for herself. Which is to say, she’s a fortune-hunter.
She meets her ideal match on a visit to the country: the Earl of Bexley. He’s rich, handsome, and honorable enough to fall right into her trap.
Or he used to be, anyhow. These days, Bexley wants nothing to do with the gentlemanly virtues he was raised to uphold. Instead, he lives for nights of bare-knuckled boxing, for the match when he finally puts a bigger, stronger man down for the count.
Caro’s beauty tempts Bexley. Her scandalous passion for ballet dancing intrigues him. But he sees the naked ambition behind Caro’s charm, and he won’t be captured like prey.
Erin Satie grew up in southern California but she currently lives on a small farm in western Kentucky, with a bird and a hunting dog who’s scared of gunfire. She loves travel to far-off places and off-the-beaten-track history, both of which she brings to bear on her historical romance novels. www.erinsatie.com
Melissa Cutler will read from her novel The Mistletoe Effect.
A cowboy and an heiress find themselves a pretend marriage—and a very real passion—in THE MISTLETOE EFFECT, a delightfully sexy Christmas e-novella from Melissa Cutler.The Briscoe Ranch is famous for its December nuptials. No couple that’s ever gotten married at the Texas resort has divorced—a phenomenon that the wedding industry has dubbed the Mistletoe Effect. But when the resort owner’s youngest daughter leaves her wayward fiancé at the altar, the Briscoe Ranch faces a publicity nightmare. So Carina Briscoe, the sister of the bride, steps in to exchange vows with reformed bad boy James Decker, the resort’s stable manager and resident cowboy. Their marriage might be a sham but the sparks between them are anything but. Sometimes a little bit of Christmas magic is all it takes for two hearts to end up in the right place at the right time, and with a little help from Carina’s interfering family, Carina and Decker might end up with the greatest Christmas gift of all—true love.
Melissa Cutler knows she has the best job in the world writing sexy contemporary romances and romantic suspense for a variety of publishers, including Harlequin, Penguin Random House, St. Martin’s Press, and Kensington Books. She was struck at an early age by an unrelenting travel bug and is probably planning her next vacation as you read this. When she’s not globetrotting, she’s enjoying Southern California’s flip-flop wearing weather and wrangling two rambunctious kids. She loves hearing from readers at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MelissaCutlerBooks ) and Twitter (@m_cutler). Visit www.melissacutler.net to learn more about Melissa and her books and don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter: http://bit.ly/16mkpCs