Love is in the Air
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14.
Significance: Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection
It celebrates romantic love, making it a popular day for couples to spend together. Valentine's Day is traditionally associated with red hearts, romance, flowers, candy or other sweet things, and the exchange of cards, called valentines, that express love.
Chocolate and roses are great gifts, but romantic books make great gifts as well. Give a book to your Valentine.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
And Happy reading!
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In this issue
Alone: Dystopian romance by Erika M Szabo
Boston Cream at Sunset: Military Romance by Lorah Jaiyn
Winter Wonderful: Military romance by Lorah Jaiyn
Charming Deception: Sci-fi fantasy romance by Carol Ann Kauffman
Hunted: Dragons of the South: Paranormal romance by Rebecca Tran
Cinderella: Love story by Gina Lo Biondo
Bittersweet Memories: Sweet romance by Erika M Szabo
When Angels Fly: Memoir - Love and Loss by S. Jackson
When Shadows Dance: Fantasy romance by S. Tilghman Hawthorne
Cross Ties: Historical romance by Carolyn M. Bowen
Love on the Rocks: Cozy Mystery by Debbie De Louise
When Jack Trumps Ace: Romantic comedy by Debbie De Louise
On Borrowed Time: Steamy paranormal romance by Lorraine Carey
The Curse of the Dragon Stone: Unconventional love story by JB Richards
Cursed Bloodline: Romantic historical suspense by Erika M Szabo
Thought-provoking, dystopian romantic novelette.
Caleb lost his soulmate, Valerie. Could it be possible to find her in a parallel universe? If his father succeeds to open the portal, will he find the same person in the alternate universe or a stranger? How far is he willing to go in finding the happiness he lost?
Will he find his soulmate, Valerie?
Antonio’s world turns upside down when his wife deploys with her unit overseas, leaving him alone with their four-year-old. To make matters worse, his sister randomly shows up on his doorstep with her teenage son and a box of donuts.
With a restaurant to run and a daughter to raise, Antonio doesn’t have time for the amount of emotional support always required whenever Boston Cream appeared. But when he gets a phone call late one evening, he finds himself as the one who needs an entire bakery.
Homeless and penniless, Traci finds a house empty and abandoned. A match made in heaven, she moves in uninvited, and feels safe and secure for the first time in a long while.
Steve returns home after a long deployment to find a woman sleeping in his late grandmother’s bed. Sparks fly as they try to get to the bottom of the situation.
But Traci has a secret that can ruin any relationship they build.
Samantha wakes up to a perfect life, with a handsome, attentive husband she doesn't remember. She has it all: a luxury vehicle, designer clothes, beautiful jewelry, and a condo on the beach. But this isn't the life she remembers. As time go by, Samantha discovers she is the object of an elaborate deception, one large enough to include, other worlds, body doubles, time travel, world-hopping, and a galaxy guardian as cold as ice. Is her charming husband in on this deception?
Cinderella – A Love Story is told here with a fanciful new twist. It is a completed 17,819-word, 130-page, fully illustrated retelling of the beloved faerie tale set circa mid-16th century. Younger readers will love the borrowed magic that enables Ella to attend the ball, while older readers – including adults – will connect with the inseparable bond between mother and child; a bond that transcends time and space and even death itself. Ella’s parents are young and in love and the family is happy until Marie suddenly dies. Her father remarries, hoping to give his beloved child a mother’s love and care. But Charles’s new wife is a cruel, unaffectionate woman, who cares only for her own two very backward daughters and turns her stepdaughter into a servant. Ten years later, when the King throws a ball in honour of his son, Ella’s only chance at happiness comes from a most unexpected source.
Elana was born to a homeless, drug addict mother and left on the steps of St. Patrick Cathedral. Moving from one foster home to another, her life was a revolving door of shattered hopes and disappointments.
As soon as she felt an emotional connection to anyone, the foster kid in her quickly pushed the feeling away. The last thing Elana wanted to do was to get close to someone she would probably never see again. The necessary emotional defense served her well throughout her unpredictable life.
Until she met Luca.
Allowing them only a short time of happiness, cruel fate tore them apart. All she had was hope and half of the rosewood heart pendant he carved to hold onto.
Will they meet again?
Dark family secrets separated Sofia and Daniel when they were children, but fate brought them together years later.When Sofia’s brother finds a leather book in his grandmother's secret room that was written in 426 by a shaman, dark memories of their childhood start to surface.
Is it possible that an ancient curse cast by a powerful witch sixteen-hundred years ago could destroy families in every generation for centuries?
If you love things that go bump in the night, this gripping paranormal tale of unrequited love and ghostly possession will be right up your alley.Ms Eva has awaited her true love’s return from the war for too many years to count. Her wedding gown still hangs in her closet and she still plays their haunting music and pretends to dance in his arms.
When Lucas’ car breaks down on the darkest night of the year – the night when spirits dance with free rein – Who knows what might happen!
After surviving the cruel rage of tyranny from her mother and ex-husband, Sarah Jackson traveled a new path; a journey of loss, heartbreak, and ultimately strength. How do we survive the unthinkable, our child suffering from a terminal illness? They say there is no greater loss than that of a child; I say losing a child is the king of loss. Sometimes the thing that helps us survive it, is knowing we are not alone. Bestselling author, Sarah Jackson, will take you on her journey of hope and strength as she provides an intimate raw look at her life.
A page-turning tale filled with adventure, suspense, and romance that crosses the chasm of family customs and societal rules…Leah was a rebel. She contradicted her father’s wishes for an arranged marriage and societal rules governing the behavior of a young woman coming of age. In seeking freedom, chaos followed as she sought true love and living happy-ever-after her way.
It’s February in the small town of Cobble Cove. Love is in the air . . . but so is murder!
When Alicia helps plan a Valentine’s Day Party at the Cobble Cove library that also includes a surprise for her newlywed friend, Gilly, things go wrong when a mysterious box of chocolates addressed to the director turns out laced with poison.
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When her jewel-thief father is caught in the middle of a heist, Jackie makes her getaway to his ex-jail pal’s apartment. a man called Ace, who lives in an upscale neighborhood of Chicago. What she doesn't count on is falling in love with him and becoming his partner in crime. She also doesn't expect to compete with Ace’s old flame or deal with his cat Roxie who causes her allergy attacks.
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Daniella Reyes is back in book two in The Women of the Willow Wood Trilogy.She’s a badass warrior now under a new guise and ready to take back what is already hers. Once a wounded soul, she’s now a fearless warrior rising up in the ranks among the secret society of The Willow Wood Women with a new ‘Guardian’ status.
A mysteriously handsome FBI man is on her tail and things start to heat up as a budding romance ensues while they both have their own mission to take down a most evil cult. Can our Guardian trust this charmer and will her powers come between them when all Hell breaks loose?
unconventional love story darkened by betrayal and a quest for vengeance!
A beleaguered Prince destined to rule the Twelve Realms... A Nephilim seeking nothing more than love and acceptance... Six sister-witches pressed upon to steer fate... A mage lost to the creature invading his heart... And a spurned sorceress determined to seek vengeance against them all!
A dark secret lies at the heart of the Fabiosa Clan, one that will have a major impact on the ascendency of Prince Kirin to the Dragon Throne.
Let your inner dragon take flight! “The Curse of the Dragon Stone: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 1” is available now on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited!
I write speculative alternate history fiction, romantic urban fantasy, historical suspense, cozy mystery, supernatural, and sweet romance novels as well as fun, educational, and bilingual books for children ages 2-14 about acceptance, friendship, family, and moral values such as accepting people with disabilities, dealing with bullies, and not judging others before getting to know them. I also like to encourage children to use their imagination and daydream about fantasy worlds.
Cindy has written poetry, and with every experience in life, she has found inspiration. Wife, Mother and Grandmother, she has a myriad of beautiful memories to draw from. Never having been good at playing the part of “starving artist”, she has had many careers, but her current one, an over-the-road truck driver with her husband, Dave, has provided amazing opportunities for inspiration in her later years.
After many years of being a “struggling” actor in LA, I turned to writing. I have had two novels published: “I'm No P. I.” and “A Ghoulish Good Time.” I have had MS for serval years now; I know physical and mental pain; so I need much laughter to endure it. Hopefully, my novels do just that--give much laughter.
Lorraine Carey is a teacher, editor, and Indie Author. She is currently residing in Florida with her husband where she teaches reading to grades kindergarten through five. Her writing career began in 2009 when she moved to the Cayman Islands and was surrounded by the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Lorraine is passionate about the paranormal, having many strange experiences in her lifetime. Many of these are the basis for most of her stories.
LL weaves tales of epic proportions for the mature reader, commonly in the high fantasy genre. Inspired by Wurts and Erikson, she treats the reader to stories of literary depth and unusual characters, mystery, intrigue and adventure, all presented in a visual, honest style that evokes a sense of immersion and reality. LL lives near the Sherwood Forest, UK, with her family, which includes a dog and a cat.
My passion is fantasy and my first two novels, Evil Never Dies and Heroes Never Fade, have received excellent reviews. As one reviewer posted – ‘Fans of Games of Thrones must read this book!’ My new novel, Outcast, a tale of love, betrayal and giants, has recently been published. I also write short stories in any genre I fancy. Several have been published in Scribble, the Portsmouth News and The Chania Post.
A self-proclaimed techie and foodie, Toi Thomas was born in Texas but considers Virginia to be home. She enjoys reading, cooking, painting, geek culture, collecting vinyl records, and spending time with her family. Currently working as a behavioral clinician, Toi and her husband share their home with a tortoise named Betty and a Redbone Coonhound named Margie.
Molly Neely is the author of the Paranormal novel, “The Sand Dweller,” (Black Opal Books) as well as it's sequel, “The Orcus Child, “to be released in April 2020. Molly's a contributor to the anthology, Fall into Fantasy 2017 & 2019, her short story, “An Heirloom Spirit,” is in the collection, CEA Greatest Anthology Written, a contender for a Guinness Book of Worlds Records title. Molly's poetry can be found in anthologies from Z Press, Literary Alchemy and Animal Heart Press.
I have been writing since childhood. My first novel, about our life here on the farm was published in 1993. Dino, Godzilla and the Pigs (SoHo Press)
Beyond publishing in non-fiction I have also worked as a ghostwriter. More recently, my writing interests have turned to romantic fiction through publications of the Sweet Pea Trilogy and the Birds in Peril Series
I live in the East Midlands,Uk.I co-write with Drew Neary and also write independently. I have been published traditionally by Harper Collins but choose now to go down the indie route as it gives me more flexibility and control over content and presentation. As a writer I choose which rules of grammar and language I accept or dismiss. That fluidity allows the nature of the story to have its own meaning and life. We have had a busy 2 years with our book The Clockmaker, and the sequel is in the pipeline. We have appeared on television, radio, at author events and in magazines.
Christina Weigand’s a writer, wife, and mother of four grown children. She is also Nana to five granddaughters. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter in Pennsylvania after a short sabbatical in the lovely state of Washington. When she’s not writing she’s active in her local Church as a lector, Bible Study, and helping children develop a love for reading and writing. Jesus fills her home with love as she shares Him through her writing.
Drew grew up in the North East of England where as a teenager he nurtured a deep fascination with science, science fiction, fantasy and rock music. Since graduating from University in Leicester he developed a passion for writing. While working as a Lecturer, he wrote several short stories and after meeting Ceri, began to co-write the novel Optics from which their debut “The Clockmaker” was born, and his writing journey truly began.