Debra Mullins will read from her novel To Ruin the Duke.
All of London is abuzz with the shocking exploits of Thornton Matherton, Duke of Wyldehaven, a man as sinful and wild as his name. He plays fast and loose with money, drink, and women. Or does he? An impostor has tarnished Thorton’s good name, and the real duke will not rest until he has proven his virtue.
A Righteous Lady
Abandoned by her aristocratic father when she was a child, Miranda Fontaine despises the nobility. Despite her distrust, she visits the Duke of Wyldehaven on an urgent mission. Miranda will do whatever it takes to pin down the notorious duke even if it means seducing him herself.
Desperate to escape the web of deceit and clear his name, Thornton cannot bear the distraction of Miranda’s supple skin and alluring eyes. Her beauty will be his undoing…and her bed will be the site of his most wicked ruin…
Debra Mullins is the author of multiple historical and contemporary paranormal romances. She has been nominated for numerous awards, including the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion (twice), and Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart and RITA awards. In 2003 she was the winner of the Golden Leaf Award for Best Historical with her Regency romance, A NECESSARY BRIDE.
Born and raised in the New York/New Jersey area, Debra has been actively writing for over twenty years. Some of her historical back list was recently released as part of the launch of Samhain Publishing’s Retro Romance e-book line, and she continues to write new paranormal and historical romances, available in print and electronic formats. Debra currently lives on the west coast with her family and two eccentric cats, where she still expects it to snow on Christmas and continues her search for Real Pizza. www.debramullins.com
Beth Yarnall will read from her novel A Deep and Dark December.
Someone is killing the residents of San Rey.
Graham is the sixth generation Doran to become sheriff of the sleepy central California coastal town. As long as a Doran has been sheriff there’s been no crime in San Rey, and Graham is counting on that peace and quiet when he returns home after years as an LAPD detective. But when he’s called to the scene of the murder/suicide of an old friend, he sets into motion a series of events that rocks the tiny town, and the only way to catch a killer will be to face his own dark past.
Buried secrets must be told.
Erin December has always felt like an outsider in close-knit San Rey. She comes from a family with unusual psychic abilities, which makes her an outcast in the small town. She’s spent her entire life keeping her own ability a secret—until the day she loses control of the visions, and is forced to watch a brutal murder through the killer’s eyes. Erin becomes the key witness to the first murder the town has seen in sixty years. But to help find the killer, she’s forced to reveal her biggest secret to the last person she thought she could trust—Graham.
To stop a murderer with secrets he’s killing to protect.
The December’s aren’t the only ones in San Rey with psychic abilities. As Graham and Erin’s attraction grows so does the killer’s need to protect his own secrets, turning his power on Erin and her family. Graham will do anything to protect Erin. But how do you catch a murderer who has the power to kill with his mind?
Best selling author, Beth Yarnall, writes mysteries, romantic suspense, and the occasional hilarious tweet. A storyteller since her playground days, Beth remembers her friends asking her to make up stories of how the person `died’ in the slumber party game Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, so it’s little wonder she prefers writing stories in which people meet unfortunate ends. In middle school she discovered romance novels, which inspired her to write a spoof of soap operas for the school’s newspaper. She hasn’t stopped writing since. For a number of years, Beth made her living as a hairstylist and makeup artist and even owned a salon. Somehow hairstylists and salons seem to find their way into her stories. Beth lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog where she is hard at work on her next novel. For more information about Beth and her novels please visit her website- www.bethyarnall.com.
Sylvie Fox will read from her novel Shaken.
Jessie Morales chose her career over love five years ago. Now she’s finally seeing her hard choices pay off. A possible promotion to the KESP news desk is in the works. Except, right after her boss gives her the good news—an earthquake hits, leaving her trapped in an elevator facing the demons from her past.
LAPD officer Cameron Becker is still recovering from the aftershocks of the earthquake when his estranged wife calls—panicked and trapped. He doesn’t hesitate to rush to her rescue. He lost her once. He can’t lose her again.
Yet, when the physical danger has passed, unforgotten longing rises to the surface. He’d made a solemn vow on their wedding day: Once mine, always mine. But Jessie’s not convinced. The fallout from their first breakup nearly broke her—she can’t risk the devastation a second time.
With both their careers on the line, both of their families determined to keep them apart, and the unresolved betrayals from the past, can Cameron convince Jessie to take a risk when fate offers them a second chance?
Sylvie Fox’s characters have much more interesting lives she does. They are far more daring, never have bad weather, and drive nicer cars. But, if you’re interested
in the formative years of this author, here goes.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York during the 1970s. Her parents were divorced soon thereafter – and she spent many of her childhood years riding in cars or cabs across Brooklyn and Queens. After high school, she went to Smith College where she earned a degree in English Language & Literature. Which means that her parents paid a pretty penny for her to read all day in her pajamas. Then she went to law school at Cornell. To this day, she’s not sure why she did that. The good news is that she met her husband there.
She doesn’t know which she quit more times, writing or the law. After law school, she wrote for various newspapers in and around Cleveland, Ohio. She also took and passed the bar. She quit writing to practice law. For about five years, she represented abused children, divorcing spouses, and criminal defendants. After all that stress, writing seemed like a breeze. She quit practicing law and moved out to sunny Los Angeles. She wrote one book, got an agent and couldn’t sell it, then took and passed another bar. For another five years she practiced corporate and real estate law. Nearly bored to death, she quit the law again, wrote two more books, which sold. www.sylviefox.com
Jewel Quinlan will read from her novel Man Candy.
Commercial real estate agent, Ava Baldassari, is done with being a good girl. Recently having revamped her self-image, home and wardrobe she finds there is one thing left that needs updating; her sex life. She runs into her friend and running partner, Cole, one night when she is out with a friend. A bit drunk she flirts with him and is surprised by the enthusiastic response he gives back. Things reach a point where she has to make a decision whether or not to cross a line she never has before. Ava is forty and Cole is twenty-five, is she really ready to become a cougar?
Restless by nature, Jewel Quinlan is an avid traveler and has visited 16 countries so far. Lover of ice cream, beer and red wine she tries to stay fit when she’s not typing madly on her computer concocting another tale. In her spare time she likes to do yoga, hike, learn German and play with her spoiled Chihuahua; Penny. It is Penny’s mission in life to keep Jewel from the keyboard. But, with the help of dog-chew-making-companies, Jewel has been able to distract her canine companion and continues to get thousands of words on the page for your enjoyment. www.jewelquinlan.com