Welcome Spring with Books

I’ve asked the authors at Clean Indie Reads for books that take place in spring.   Let’s hop right to it and the books are:

Librarian Chloe McAlister finds solace in her books—and hats—but doesn’t know where to turn when her longtime crush gets engaged. On a whim, she signs up for a speed-dating mixer and convinces her best friend, Dill Thomas, to attend. All goes as planned until she realizes Dill means more to her than she thought … and he goes and falls for someone else.

This 10,000-word short story is perfect for your lunch break, workout, or while you wait in line at the mall. Read it today to experience a hint of spring any time of the year!


 

This book will have special  Kindle Coundown pricing April 2 – 8th

It sounds too good to be true…

The invitation from “Perfect Match” offers Ava Godfrey an all-expense-paid week on Enchanted Island with the man of her dreams. Seven days of Caribbean sunshine, tropical beaches and candlelight dinners sounds like heaven. The only catch—she can’t meet her Prince Charming until she arrives on the island. The scenario sounds risky, yet she finds the prospect intriguing. Will she find her “perfect match” or will she encounter the perfect scam?

They send him to deal with the diva…

Jeffrey Thomas has a job to do—cancel Ava Godfrey’s contract. She’s cost his boss a small fortune by turning down not one, but two matches sent by the agency. He’s determined to cut her loose until he meets the spunky, fun-loving redhead and is irrevocably attracted to her. Though he’s temped to stay and find out if she’s his perfect match, his priority is to persuade her to go home. But when Ava’s bag is stolen along with her identity, Jeff’s only concern is helping her recover what she lost. Will he lose his heart to her in the process?


 

There’s a new King in town! That’s the good news. The bad news is that William Bradshaw has problems. He’s new on the job but he’s already made enemies with a fire-breathing dragon. His friends aren’t much better: goblins whose favorite pastime is messing things up, trolls with anger management issues, an over-achieving fire scepter, and an uncooperative magic mirror.

Aside from that, all he has to worry about is a war. And that’s the trouble. Throughout recorded history the goblins have never won a battle, let alone a war. But things are going to be different this time. William Bradshaw is determined to win, using every means at his disposal, including stealth, subterfuge and exploding outhouses.


Most people fear the Spanish Inquisition. He’ll make the Inquisition fear him.

Hiding behind a veneer of Catholicism, the Mendez family secretly practices their Jewish faith. It’s a dangerous way of life in 17th century Spain. Their worst fears are realized when, one late spring night, armed soldiers arrest Simon Mendez’s father for “Judaizing” – teaching Jewish traditions to others.

Incensed by the arrest, Simon is determined to rescue his father before he’s burned at the stake.

It won’t be easy. The Mendezes’ neighbors turn against them, and Simon and his family must flee their home to escape arrest. But they can’t hide forever, and in order to save his father, Simon must risk everything.

He will need to strike back hard against the overwhelming power of the Inquisition. With his father’s life on the line, there is no other choice.

The Inquisition had better start praying


There’s someone kidnapping the street kids in Twynne Rivers! DeFrantis is a young human girl living on the streets, trying to eke out a living in the sprawling city, and she has problems. First, after a botched attempt to steal a chicken, she’s on the run. Second, for some reason, someone other than the City Guard is trying to hunt her down. Finally, the poor kids she was trying to feed got sold off to slavers. She has to save them, but first, she has to find them! Along the way, she gets help from strangers: Antonerri, a soldier turned heretic – Thissraelle, an elven mage girl; Granthurg, the studious giant; and Karendle, a half-dwarf wizard wannabe ….But who is the Dragon’s Flame? “…Each of these characters emerges from wildly differing circumstances, and have unique perspectives and goals, which don’t always neatly align with those of their companions, and in some cases can leave them wondering if they’re even fighting on the right side. It’s that searching and self-doubt — all while being swept up by larger events — that makes these players in this little drama so fascinating.” – Doug Bedwell, Author of “A Counterfeit Princess” and “Robot Captain” This story is based on the setting and system of the table-top role-playing game, “A Tale of Heroes” By Mark Hansen, Brendon Hansen, and Jacob Hansen. It’s a family-friendly, story-driven system designed to help families enjoy time together.Roll Dice – Build Character.


 

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New Release: Mending the Duke by Rose Pearson

 

Lord John Royston knows about loss.

Although he was one of the richest men in the country, even all the money in the world couldn’t save his wife and first child from passing.

Even a year later, the effects of tragedy linger through the halls and empty rooms of his estate.
Wealth, though, brings an opportunity for special remedies, and out of desperation, Lord Royston’s sister arranges for a special guest from an orphanage to hopefully bring light and laughter into the Duke’s life once again for a short time.

If only the Duke was more receptive to the possibility of joy still.

Now Laura Smith finds herself chaperoning Eloise, a delightful young orphan from the house she herself was raised, for a temporary visit to the opulent but mirthless estate of Lord Royston.

As it turns out, maybe Eloise is not the only person the Duke might need to heal.

No stranger to loss herself, Laura might be the only person who can mend the Duke and help him discover love and laughter once again.

Welcome to the world of the Smithfield Market in Regency Era London, a new standalone series by Rose Pearson.

Other books by Rose Pearson:

A Smithfield Market Regency Romance Series

  • A Rogue’s Flower
  • Saved by the Scoundrel

The Duke’s Daughters Series

  • A Rogue for a Lady
  • My Restless Earl
  • Rescued by an Earl
  • In the Arms of an Earl
  • The Reluctant Marquess

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Boxset Sale: Kansas Crossroads by Amelia C. Adams

 

The first five volumes of the bestselling Kansas Crossroads series are now available in one set!

A New Beginning:

Handsome heir Adam Brody sees nothing but possibilities in the sprawling old building he’s just purchased. He will transform it into a hotel to meet the needs of those traveling by railroad.

Left a widow with a small daughter, Elizabeth Caldwell must find work. When she sees an advertisement inquiring about young women to work in a hotel, she decides to apply. However, the hotel owner specifically requested single ladies, so she must hide her former marital status, and her child, if she wishes to get the job.

With cloudy pasts to overcome, both Adam and Elizabeth want to believe in a bright future. Will they find the strength they need in each other, or will their differences keep them apart?


A Free Heart:

Harriet Martin left her plantation home in Atlanta and came to Kansas with one thought on her mind—finding the mother of the man she was supposed to marry. She will never find peace or be able to move on until she knows that Jane, a former slave, is safe and happy.

Tom White wants nothing more than to be his own man—traveling where he will, taking whatever jobs come his way, moving on again when he gets feeling itchy. Now working at the Brody Hotel, he starts to put down roots for the first time since he was forced to leave his home at the age of fifteen.

Both stubborn, independent, and free spirited, Harriet and Tom have more in common than either one wants to admit. By the same twist of fate, they each have exactly what the other needs—if destiny will allow them to find the happiness they’ve been seeking.


The Dark and the Dawn:

Jeanette Peterson and her sister, Abigail, are running from a dark past and hiding from an even darker future. When they happen upon the Brody Hotel in Topeka, Kansas, they’re given a chance at a whole new life, one where they can choose who they want to become. When Jeanette assists the town doctor with a difficult case, she realizes she has a calling and a passion to become a nurse.

Dr. Phillip Wayment is a set-in-his-ways bachelor, more than happy to run his medical practice alone. When Jeanette asks him to mentor her, he’s hesitant at first, not wanting some woman underfoot. But as they work together, he comes to realize how valuable she is to his career … and to him. Will the secrets from her past ruin what they’ve built?


A Clean Slate:

Olivia Markham is a socialite from New York City who came to Topeka with one goal—to marry Adam Brody. But Adam has married someone else, and Olivia has nowhere to go. Taking a job at the Brody Hotel requires her to swallow her pride, but she has no choice in the matter. Now she must learn to wear cotton dresses—cotton, when she should be wearing silk.

Pastor Robert Osbourne has taken on the huge responsibility of overseeing the spiritual welfare of a large congregation, and at times, he feels overwhelmed. He preaches on Sunday morning, but by Monday night, everything he’s said has been diluted by the alcohol at the saloons. He wonders if he’s doing any good for the people at all.

Olivia doesn’t see a need for God in her life. Robert can’t imagine living without Him. Can they find a way to overlook their differences and realize that love doesn’t have to make sense to be real?


A Clear Hope:

As a daughter, an older sister, and now a hotel waitress, Abigail Peterson is used to taking care of everyone around her. When a stranger collapses on the train platform and is brought to the Brody Hotel to recover, Abigail steps in to nurse her back to health.

Deputy Marshal Gabriel Hanks has seen a lot of violence, and he works every day to fight it. A man has been murdered, and it’s Gabe’s job to prosecute the guilty. When that quest puts him at odds with the girl he’s growing to love, he has to choose between justice, mercy, and his heart.

CIR* New Release: Kings Crossed Lovers

 

A Novella

Ethan Walters has no time for distractions like romance. Not if he’s going to have the brilliant medical career he’s always dreamed of. But when he’s given a trip to a theme park resort as a college graduation present, he can’t exactly say no. Even if Samantha—the one girl with the power to dismantle his goals—is tagging along.

Samantha Diederik has managed to avoid her high society mother’s manipulations since the woman moved to Europe. Now she’s back and pressuring Sam to move to New York with her. With that battle on the horizon, Sam proceeds to go on vacation with her brother and his roommate. She’s crushed on Ethan for years. They’ve only met online, but their hours-long conversations are the highlight of her week. Now she has a chance to find out if the cyber magic she’s felt with him will translate to real life.

And wow, does it ever—with sparks flying! Now all she has to do is find a way to fight off her mother’s machinations while convincing Ethan she won’t destroy his dreams.


*CIR stands for Clean Indie Reads. You can find more books by CIR Authors by visiting the CIR Blog or the Fellowship of Fantasy

The Roxbury Showcase: March 2017

This month, I’m really excited to be bringing you this collection of books from the Clean Indie Reads authors.   Look no further for some great reads!      (Please check pricing before you buy.)

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Breathtaking sights aren’t the only thing waiting for charming Annalise Fontana on her whirlwind trip to Asia.

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I never had a choice…
Until I made one and woke up naked in the middle of Central Park.
Wingless.
The cost of retribution gouged between my shoulder blades.
Now I’ve got to choose between Jason, the paranormal priest who’s hiding something, and Arún, the off-world Fae that believes I’m his prophesied queen.
Mortality was supposed to be easy.

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bethanys-new-reality_kindleWhat should Bethany do when she’s chosen for a reality TV dating show?

Go of course!

But this isn’t just fun and flirting. Besides the bad clothes and shabby digs, they’ve brought on everyone’s exes to ramp up the drama and humiliation.

Her new friend Tyson begs her to stick it out, and then there’s the gorgeous and mysterious Carter. On a show like this, she’ll have to watch her back…and guard her heart.

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Each of the visitors to the island arrives harboring their own, private fears. Fear of trusting, of letting go, of needing, and of love. They’re about to confront the ultimate fear of all, a struggle for life and death.

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yellas-prayers-new-ebookA pivotal year awaits Bless, a young woman who hides her passion: her music. She’s not exactly friends with T’meal, a talented athlete who won’t explain why he’s passed up the chance of a lifetime. Nor is Bless too close to Lamall, a boisterous playboy with a broken private life that’s spiraling out of control. But Bless knows she’s meant to help these two young men. She can’t deny the Voice that told her so.

A coming of age story of compassion, the awakening of love, and knowing when it’s time to step out of the shadows and shine.

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thefearfulheart-500x750The heart must be protected at all costs… but will Cassidy be able to afford the price? Cassidy has distanced herself from childhood friend, Tristan. She’s moved on from their days of best friend-hood and is attending college. And dating one of the most eligible males on campus. Life couldn’t be better. Really. Tristan has devoted himself to Cassidy since they were children together. But no matter what he did, she’s never treated him like more than her best friend. He knows they can have something deeper. If only he can find the key to unlocking her fearful heart.

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Tessa, a self-conscious introvert, attempts to avoid a party and everything goes wrong. When a handsome stranger offers to lend a helping hand, she isn’t sure things will ever be right again.

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One ghost, one murder, one hundred years apart. But are they connected?

Ella has discovered a secret room in The Yellow Cottage, but with it comes a ghost. Who was she? And how did she die?

Ella needs to find the answers before either of them can find peace.

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“Adopted” by her incarcerated uncle’s gang of thieves, she breaks into homes and picks pockets to repay her family debt and one day buy her freedom from their dark enterprise. When the head of the gang taps her for a new assignment, one her conscience cannot bear. Nyssa is faced with a heartrending decision: sacrifice everything or become the very thing she’s desperate to escape.

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Arrogant Professor Randall is the only man capable of saving Maddie and her farm from ruin. Pity he’s also the one blackmailing her.

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A violent encounter with an alien leads to Caz’s expulsion to the planet surface, but what others see as punishment, she embraces as freedom. There she experiences many things for the first time–sunshine, dirt, wind … and true friendship. More than anything, she discovers her destiny, and it will require her to take on a fantastic quest to visit all three worlds in the solar system.

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What happens when a free-spirited artist from big-city New York collides with an uptight business owner from small-town Ocracoke? Fireworks. The kind neither saw coming.

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long-lost-neighbors_kindleAfter fifteen years apart, best friends, Greg and Ali, reunite. It doesn’t take them long, either, to find out they want to be more than just friends. One problem, though. Ali is engaged.

Sean is good looking, hard working and rich. He can give Ali anything and everything she could ever want. But is it enough?

Two men. One choice. It all comes down to being in front of the altar.

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When his older brother dies in battle, Valerian must set aside his dream to be a scholarly monk and become crown prince. Armed with a brave heart and the love of a pacifist Healer named Mercy, Valerian sets out to find the legendary dragons, the only hope of salvation for his kingdom.

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An ode to the greatest sports parent of all time!

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thecove Some accomplishments are easier than others…

For Olympic swimmer Gail Pederson, gold medals came easy. Finding true love and marrying him in the temple? Not so easy.

Especially with three men competing for her attention, and temptations leading her further and further from her goal.

Choices have consequences, and each choice Gail makes affects all four of them.  Gail may choose how to live her life, but she can’t choose the consequences.

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Jenica Lee has everything figured out. Or at the very least, organized. She’s compressed her year studying abroad in China to a list of five items, with visiting the Great Wall of China as her number one choice. Never mind that number five is falling in love, that’s something she wrote as more of a dream than a goal.

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A fallen prince, vanished. A ransom on His Majesty’s Elite demanded by shaky allies. A kingdom teetering on the brink of darkness.

Azi and Rian find themselves on an urgent quest to Hywilkin, a harsh land of ice and snow reigned by heartless men with no trust in kindness or beauty, and a cruel intolerance for magic of any kind.
Lurking in the far corners of the world, the Sorcerers of Dusk threaten their quest, weaving darkness into their hearts and minds. In Brindelier, they lure Tib into their dangerous plots as he investigates the conspiring shadows of the city.

The Champions of Light must prevail, or Brindelier’s All-Source and all of the Known Lands will fall forever into the grips of Sorcery.

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