Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Release: THE WEDDING DRESS by Lisa Mondello

The Inheritance Book 4 is available now!


THE WEDDING DRESS

(Texas Hearts Book 7)

Ten years ago, Hannah Ward thought she’d found the perfect wedding dress to wear when she and her childhood sweetheart, Dane Bancroft, decided to elope right after graduation. But instead of walking down the aisle like she dreamed of, she was not only outbid on the wedding dress at the auction by an old billionaire who didn’t need the wedding dress like she did, but she never ended up getting married. Needing to escape Dane after the break-up, she enlisted in the military and left Liberty, Texas behind. But now she’s back, and not only does she have to face Dane, the deputy sheriff in town, but she’s just been willed the very wedding dress that was supposed to be the beginning of her and Dane’s happy life together. Can they both get a second chance so she can finally wear the wedding dress of her dreams and marry the only man she’s ever really loved?







  THE INHERITANCE SERIES

A billionaire’s bequest changes everything…
 
Billionaire Harold Hopewell traveled the world, encountering people and letting their stories touch him. In death, he is giving back, leaving an unusual will filled with life-altering bequests to the people he met along the way. Read the Inheritance Series, and let their stories touch you.


March 8
A BURNING PASSION (Hidden Cove Firefighters Book 8) by Kathryn Shay
The Inheritance Book 1

March 15
TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME (The Magic Jukebox Book 6) by Judith Arnold
The Inheritance Book 2


April 19
WHERE LOVE LIVES (Wyoming Wildflowers Book 6) by Patricia McLinn
The Inheritance Book 3

 
May 17
THE WEDDING DRESS (Texas Hearts Book 7) by Lisa Mondello
The Inheritance Book 4

June 21
TEXAS SWEET (Texas Heroes Book 18) by Jean Brashear
The Inheritance Book 5

July 19
DEADLY LEGACY (Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Book 7) by Margaret Daley
The Inheritance Book 6

August 16
ABBY'S COWBOY (The Texas Two-Step Series Book 6) by Kathy Carmichael
The Inheritance Book 7

September 20
SHOPPING FOR AN HEIR (Shopping for a Billionaire series) by Julia Kent
The Inheritance Book 8

October 18
BOUND BY BETRAYAL (Bound by Book 4) by Trish McCallan
The Inheritance Book 9

November 15
ENTRUSTED TO THE SEAL (The McRaes Series Book 6) by Teresa Hill
The Inheritance Book 10

December 20
SHELTERED BY THE SEAL (HERO Force) by Amy Gamet
The Inheritance Book 11




Friday, April 29, 2016

On Conversations: #bestselling #author Joe Cosentino

Please join me in welcoming bestselling author, Joe Cosentino to Conversations today! Joe is here to talk about his new Jana Lane mystery, Satin Doll. So be sure and check out the cover and blurb below! And don't forget to check out his bio too and get to know Joe Cosentino.

Lisa ~
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SATIN DOLL
A Jana Lane Mystery

Murder, corruption, and scandals rock Washington, D.C.... America’s most famous ex-child star, Jana Lane, is playing a US Senator in a 1983 film. Just as she and her family arrive in DC, two Washington power players are murdered, and Jana is caught in the web of intrigue and political scandal. Jana falls under the spell of the breathtakingly handsome detective assigned to the case, ex-professional football player and food aficionado, Chris Bove. Will Jana and Bove uncover the murderer’s identity and shocking secrets before Jana and her family become the Capitol’s next victims?



Praise for PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane Mystery:

Porcelain Doll is Joe Cosentino at his finest. We are drawn back to the fashions and attitudes of the 1980's in a character-driven story full of intrigue and passion."

~ Kirsty Vizard, Divine Magazine

“Beautifully written and intensely detailed, Porcelain Doll is one not to be missed. Flirtatiously decadent with a strong moral undertone, set in a decade of extraordinary social change this is a story of its period that is as poignant today as it was then. Joe Cosentino controlled the emotions that the book encouraged with a deft but delicate touch. Suspenseful and mysterious, Porcelain Doll is a masterful creation, one that was impossible not to be affected by.”

~ Carol Fenton, BooksLaidBare Reviews

Praise for PAPER DOLL, the first Jana Lane Mystery:
 

Paper Doll is a superbly crafted mystery with an eclectic cast of characters that will engage you and elicit some very emotional responses as you are completely caught up in the events that unfold in these pages. Everyone has secrets and the people in Paper Doll have them in spades!”
~ Fresh Fiction

“If you like novels that are filled with new and old Hollywood, and a range of sub-plots, you are going to love this!”

~ Saguaro Moon Reviews

“I liked that there was enough evidence for each of the suspects to keep me guessing until the very end.”

~ Molly Lolly Reviews

“Joe Cosentino knows how to keep his readers’ interest with every page.”

~ Universal Creativity Digital Magazine

"Mr. Cosentino has produced a masterpiece of mystery"

"The story gripped me from the start and there were enough twists and turns, with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure, to keep hold of me until the end of the book."
"Great book, can’t wait for book 2."
~ Readers’ Favorite




Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote Paper Doll the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), Porcelain Doll the second Jana Lane mystery (The Wild Rose Press), Drama Queen the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), Drama Muscle the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), An Infatuation & A Shooting Star & A Home for the Holidays & The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press), Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (NineStar Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are Satin Doll the third Jana Lane mystery (The Wild Rose Press), China Doll the fourth Jana Lane mystery (The Wild Rose Press), Drama Cruise the third Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), and Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward (NineStar Press). Joe was voted 2nd Place for Best Author of the Year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015.

Web site: www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JoeCosentinoauthor
Twitter: @JoeCosen
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/4071647.Joe_Cosentino
Amazon: Author.to/JoeCosentino

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New Release: WHERE LOVE LIVES by Patricia McLinn

The Inheritance Book 3 is available now!

WHERE LOVE LIVES
(Wyoming Wildflowers Book 6)

Zoe Parisi hasn’t forgotten rodeo cowboy Matt Halderman or the night he walked out on her. Now a doctor, Zoe wants nothing to do with him or his good looks, but this inheritance is a whole different matter, because she could improve medical care for Knighton, Wyoming with those funds. If only she could get that money without dealing with Matt — the one man she wants to forget and can’t.







  THE INHERITANCE SERIES

A billionaire’s bequest changes everything…
 
Billionaire Harold Hopewell traveled the world, encountering people and letting their stories touch him. In death, he is giving back, leaving an unusual will filled with life-altering bequests to the people he met along the way. Read the Inheritance Series, and let their stories touch you.


March 8
A BURNING PASSION (Hidden Cove Firefighters Book 8) by Kathryn Shay
The Inheritance Book 1

March 15
TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME (The Magic Jukebox Book 6) by Judith Arnold
The Inheritance Book 2


April 19
WHERE LOVE LIVES (Wyoming Wildflowers Book 6) by Patricia McLinn
The Inheritance Book 3


May 3
THE SINFUL SEDUCTION (The Sinful Secrets Series Book 4) by Day Leclaire
The Inheritance Book 4

 
May 17
THE WEDDING DRESS (Texas Hearts Book 7) by Lisa Mondello
The Inheritance Book 5

June 21
TEXAS SWEET (Texas Heroes Book 18) by Jean Brashear
The Inheritance Book 6

July 19
DEADLY LEGACY (Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Book 7) by Margaret Daley
The Inheritance Book 7

August 16
ABBY'S COWBOY (The Texas Two-Step Series Book 6) by Kathy Carmichael
The Inheritance Book 8

September 20
SHOPPING FOR AN HEIR (Shopping for a Billionaire series) by Julia Kent
The Inheritance Book 9

October 18
BOUND BY BETRAYAL (Bound by Book 4) by Trish McCallan
The Inheritance Book 10

November 15
ENTRUSTED TO THE SEAL (The McRaes Series Book 6) by Teresa Hill
The Inheritance Book 11

December 20
SHELTERED BY THE SEAL (HERO Force) by Amy Gamet
The Inheritance Book 12




Friday, April 15, 2016

On Conversations: #bestselling #author Donna Fasano

Please join me in welcoming USA Today bestselling author, Donna Fasano to Conversations today! Donna is here to talk about book two in her Ocean City Boardwalk Series, Two Hearts in Winter. So be sure and check out the cover, blurb and excerpt below! And don't forget to check out her bio too and get to know Donna Fasano.

Lisa ~
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TWO HEARTS IN WINTER
Ocean City Boardwalk Book Two

Loss and betrayal have caused Heather Phillips to give up on love. She’s thrown herself into running The Lonely Loon, her Bed and Breakfast located on the boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland. The “off season” in this tourist town is usually a time of rest and reflection for her; however, DB Atwell, a famous author, arrives at The Loon for the winter to finish his long-overdue novel. Daniel, too, has faced grief, and tragedy continues to haunt him. Once Heather and Daniel meet, their lives will never be the same.

Reminiscent of Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks and culminating in a happily-ever-after similar to the great Nora Roberts, Two Hearts in Winter is a story about learning to let go of the past, about realizing that, though hardship affects us, it need not define us, and about coming to understand and truly believe that beauty is sometimes covered in scars. The human heart has an amazing ability to forgive, to heal, and to hope, especially when touched by love.


Add TWO HEARTS IN WINTER to your “Want To Read” shelf on GoodReads HERE.

Reviews of Book 1 of the Ocean City Boardwalk series, FOLLOWING HIS HEART:
 

“The pleasure of Fasano’s style lies in the scrumptious descriptions… and her characters’ sincere, mature desire to make things work.” ~Publishers Weekly

“Following His Heart made me go “wow”. . . I found it thought-provoking in ways I’d have never anticipated.” ~BooksAndPals.com, 5-Stars



Excerpt from TWO HEARTS IN WINTER:
 

It wasn’t Heather’s aim to embarrass the girl; she just wanted to cut through the lies to get to the truth as quickly as possible.

“Listen, hon.” Heather leaned forward. “Why don’t you tell me what this is all about?”

She smiled, but she had to admit, after speaking with the woman at Atlantic Coastal this morning, she’d felt completely stumped. Why in the world would this girl approach her like she had? Why would she lie?

“I’m tired of proofing,” Sandra finally said. “And I don’t want to be an editor. I want to be a writer. And paying writing gigs are few and far between in this business. Newspapers are shutting down. Everyone is going digital. It’s… it’s hard.”

Heather gently pried the plastic lid off her tea. She lifted the rim to her mouth and took a sip. The heady tastes hit her tongue: cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, and the richly scented steam wafted around her face.

The answer Sandra gave was completely plausible. It seemed like a perfectly natural thing for a journalist wannabe to do… write an interesting story about The Lonely Loon and present it to the magazine’s publisher as proof of her writing skills.

Heather nodded. “I see.” She set the cup down again, pleased by the calm demeanor that she’d been able to present. As she’d driven over to the west side of town, she’d fretted about the confrontation. But it had been simple, really. Just asking for the simple truth had been the best solution.

There were still a couple of questions niggling at her, though. “But why lie?” she asked. “Why didn’t you just tell me you were going after a writing job at your magazine?”

Sandra's chin tipped up, and she unwittingly slid her palm over the silver laptop that sat on the table, her gaze zeroing in on Heather’s face. “You would have helped me get a story?”

“Of course, I would help you.” Heather smiled. “I like to see people succeed. If I can help you, I will.” You silly twit, whispered through her mind, but luckily she was able to keep the offensive moniker from slipping off her tongue. “Who wouldn’t like to help someone advance in their career?”

“Oh, wow,” Sandra gushed. “I don’t know what to say. I just… this is so nice of you.”

Heather’s smile widened. Now that the truth was sitting like an open book in front of them, they could get down to work. She could tell Sandra that her mother had been the one who had established The Lonely Loon, and she could explain where the name had come from. And how she’d taken over the business after her mother had died of breast cancer. She’d be sure to name a few of the neighboring boardwalk businesses and their owners to offer as much promotion to her friends as she could. The owners of the shops, restaurants, and hotels on the boardwalk were a tight-knit group.

Sandra reached into her satchel and pulled out an eight by ten piece of paper and slid it across the table.

“What’s this?” Heather asked.

As her eyes scanned the short, full-caps header—WRITER DB ATWELL’S DAUGHTER MISSING. Heather’s blood froze and she felt like she were sitting in a vacuum.

“This is the story I want.” The words burst from Sandra like blustery wind during a nor’easter. “I have a friend who works at the Associated Press. He sent this to me just before Christmas. It’s taken me weeks to track him down. DB Atwell, I mean. The teachers at his daughter’s school aren’t talking. His publisher isn’t talking. Even his agent blew me off.”

Heather watched Sandra’s mouth moving, she even heard the words, but the situation had taken such a bizarre turn, that she felt truly dumbfounded.

“I’ve tracked him to Ocean City, I believe,” Sandra continued. “And although I haven’t seen him, I’m pretty sure he’s hiding out at your B&B. He's the one you mentioned yesterday, isn't he? The guest who needs quiet. I want you to tell me about him. I need you to tell me everything you know. About him. And his missing daughter.”



Interview with DONNA FASANO:

What are you reading now or what do you have in your TBR pile?

I just finished Learning to Swim by Sara Henry. I’m currently reading Julia’s Daughters by Colleen Faulkner. On my TBR pile you’ll find A Reluctant Hero by Jackie Weger, Creatus by Carmen DeSousa, The Neighbor by Dean Koontz, Three Junes by Julia Glass, One Way or Another by Elaine Raco Chase, Love Me Tender by Mimi Barbour…should I go on?

What flavor is your writing style?


I always tell people I write cotton candy for the mind. Think back to when you were a kid and you took a bite of that delectable confection. What did you do? You smiled. That’s what I’m going for in my romance novels.

Was writing always the first thing you wanted to do in life?

No, I wanted to be a teacher, but then I met and fell in love with my husband. We married and began raising a family. It wasn't until my children started school that I started writing.

While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?

I believe there’s a lot of me in my protagonists. I write about women who are strong, yet vulnerable. My main characters and my secondary characters have flaws and make mistakes (don’t we all?), but then most of them do all they can to learn, grow and become better people.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

One piece of advice I often give to writers is to READ. Don’t just read in the genre in which you write. Read everything. And then figure out what you liked and what you didn't…and then think about why. Reading and analyzing the writing of talented people can help you perfect your own skills.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I bow down to readers! I am so appreciative that they spend their hard-earned money on my books and then take the time to read my stories. I am so blessed to have a job I love, and I wouldn't have this job if there weren't readers who love romance novels.

What inspired you to write your first book?


I came to writing through my love of reading. I spent many a Saturday as a kid in the local library. I loved books, but I never imagined I would ever write one. My husband gets the credit for my becoming a writer. When my children started school and I decided to find a part-time job, he looked around at the piles of romance novels in our home and said, “You've read a lot of those. Why don’t you try writing one?” So, you see. It’s all his fault.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

Not my latest book, but one of my titles—Where’s Stanley?—features an ending that I didn't come up with. I handed in the completed manuscript, and my editor suggested a different ending. I wasn't happy, but I did as she asked. Personally, I think the book suffered for it, but readers seem to enjoy the story.

What books have most influenced your life most?


Old Yeller, Sounder, The Bell Jar, To Kill a Mockingbird…how can people read these books and not be influenced? There are so many titles that inspired me and moved me, molded and shaped me, there isn't time to name them all. The characters in these wonderful books help young readers to decide what kind of individual they want to be.

Do you ever experience writer's block?


There was a time when I’d have said no. I have a plant-your-butt-in-the-chair-and-the-words-will-come attitude. But I did suffer writer’s block while my dad was battling cancer. It’s difficult to write feel-good happily-ever-after when your beloved father is dying.

Do you write an outline before every book you write?

I do, yes. I equate an outline with a road made; how do you know where you’re going if you don’t have a map? I might write the first chapter or two on the fly, but I always take the time to plan out where I want the story to go. Now that’s not to say that the characters are going to stay on the straight and narrow. They decide to veer off the highway every now and then, and that’s when I have to do a quick reroute.

Have you ever disliked something you wrote?

I've never published anything that I disliked. I have started projects that haven’t seen the light of day, either because I couldn't figure out where to take the story, or I couldn't make the protagonist sympathetic or likable. It’s a rare occurrence, and when it happens, I just set the story aside and hope I can someday come up with a solution.

Tell us why you’ve decided to set a series of book at a seashore location.

I love the ocean. There’s just something about a large body of water that induces a great calm in me. I think many people feel the same, so I decided to come up with a series that involves three women friends who live and work in Ocean City, Maryland. The first, Following His Heart, is Sara and Landon’s story. The second, Two Hearts in Winter, is Heather and Daniel’s story. I’m currently plotting out the third book of the series.


USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written 35 romance and women’s fiction titles. Her books have won awards, have been translated into two dozen languages, and have sold 4 million copies worldwide.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

On Conversations: #AAMBookclub #author Swift

Please join me in welcoming author Swift to Conversations today! Swift is here to talk about book three is his Motivation series, The Exit! So, check out the cover and blurb below. And don't forget to check out his interview too, and get to know Swift!

Lisa ~
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MOTIVATION 3: The Exit

Back for his grand finale, Keyshawn is faced with yet another tribulation that sets death in motion for several of his comrades. Above the law becomes an understatement when he finds out that he has been in bed with the law, literally.

Read Motivation 3 and follow Keyshawn to the end of his journey…The blood that is shed in this saga will definitely raise any readers motivation to the next level.




Interview with Swift

Swift, how long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing for about 7 years now. I began in 2009.

What made you start writing?

Reflecting on my life and things that I’ve seen. I began by just writing my thoughts.

Ok, that brings me to my next question. So in your book series MOTIVATION is Keyshawn’s character based on a real person’s life? Like say “yours” haha.

Haha, no not mine. Actually, Keyshawn is based on a cast of different characters. People that I’m close with and stories that I myself or they may have gone through in some way or another.

I see, so why the name Motivation?

Well I chose Motivation because most people can identify with the idea of being motivated, we all have dreams and plans. And for me and where I come from motivation is a way for life. Either you were motivated or you drowned.

So when you say “where you’re from” you mean as in the hood ?
 

Yes and no, what I mean is poverty. Coming from nothing and striving for something. I said yes because I do come from the pit or the ghetto, whatever you wanna call it. But more importantly I come from where people weren’t suppose to make it. And in order to make it out you had to want and work for something better.

Ok, so what can we expect throughout the Motivation book series?

Well, you can expect a lot of drama, suspense , passion, trickery , cunning , and plotting .

Dang, that’s all we get? Haha. Well I look forward to readings the books and I wish you well in your endeavors. Are you currently working on any new projects or should we be expecting a fourth installment to Motivation?

Thanks, and yes actually I’m working on 2 novels right now. As far as another installment to Motivation I don’t know you will just have to see.


Swift; author of the dramatic, suspenseful, and entertaining hit book series MOTIVATION parts 1 thru 3 has had his work featured in several websites and articles from MilwaukeeBlackInfo.com to UrbanReviewsonline.com.

Not content with writing strictly in the non-fiction arena, he began to expand his portfolio by freelance writing for magazines such as Code 414, a magazine that ran quarterly in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Swift is best known for his street savvy style of writing and gives you tales which illustrates life from an inner-city urban perspective. His love for psychology – combined with a comprehensive knowledge of the street life – allows for an excellent depiction the “life” and its characters.


Connect with the author:
Website: www.swiftnovels.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Swift
Twitter: @Swift414
Instagram: @Swift414
Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/swift
Email: 414swift@gmail.com



Tuesday, April 5, 2016

New Release: DISTANT THUNDER by Larissa Ione



Rising Storm Midseason Episode 2
is available now!

DISTANT THUNDER

Secrets, Sex and Scandals …

Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy… Get ready. The storm is coming.

As Sebastian and Marylee plot to cover up Sebastian’s sexual escapade, Ginny and Dakota continue to reel from the fallout of Dakota’s announcement. But it is the Rush family that’s left to pick up the pieces as Payton, Brittany and Jeffry each cope with Sebastian’s betrayal in their own way…




 
RISING STORM MIDSEASON BOOKS

Welcome to Storm, Texas…
 
A town nestled among rolling hills and painted with vibrant wildflowers, where everything seems like perfection.

But there are secrets beneath the facade.

Dark and powerful secrets. The kind that can destroy lives and tear families apart. That can cut through a town like a tempest, leaving jealousy and destruction in its wake, along with shattered hopes and broken dreams.

Rising Storm is an ongoing drama. A powerful series conceived by Julie Kenner and Dee Davis, full of scandal, deceit, romance, passion, and secrets.

…get caught in the storm!


 March 24
AFTER THE STORM by Lexy Blake
Rising Storm Midseason Episode 1

April 5
DISTANT THUNDER by Larissa Ione
Rising Storm Midseason Episode 2


 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Release: AFTER THE STORM by Lexi Blake



Rising Storm Midseason Episode 1
is available now!

AFTER THE STORM

Secrets, Sex and Scandals …

Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy… Get ready. The storm is coming.

In the wake of Dakota’s revelations, the whole town is reeling. Ginny Moreno has lost everything. Logan Murphy is devastated by her lies. Brittany Rush sees her family in a horrifying new light. And nothing will ever be the same…





 
RISING STORM MIDSEASON BOOKS

Welcome to Storm, Texas…
 
A town nestled among rolling hills and painted with vibrant wildflowers, where everything seems like perfection.

But there are secrets beneath the facade.

Dark and powerful secrets. The kind that can destroy lives and tear families apart. That can cut through a town like a tempest, leaving jealousy and destruction in its wake, along with shattered hopes and broken dreams.

Rising Storm is an ongoing drama. A powerful series conceived by Julie Kenner and Dee Davis, full of scandal, deceit, romance, passion, and secrets.

…get caught in the storm!


 March 24
AFTER THE STORM by Lexy Blake
Rising Storm Midseason Episode 1

April 5
DISTANT THUNDER by Larissa Ione
Rising Storm Midseason Episode 2


 

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