Awesome Romance Novels at a Great Price!

** Romance Book Fair **

 3 – 18 OCTOBER 2020

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2020 has been full of challenges and they aren’t over yet. In the Northern hemisphere, winter’s on its way with cold days, while in the Southern Hemisphere, you’re looking at hot summer days, hopefully a few at the beach. This is the perfect time to stock up on new books for your TBR list.

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Authors from New Zealand, Australia, Canada the United States and even Europe have provided books for this book fair, some free, others are priced priced between $0.99-$2.99 for the duration of the promotion. There’s bound to be something here for everyone!

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Wishing you all hours of pleasant reading! Stay safe, Susanne

Invincible Diversity (Invincible Women’s Fiction Book 4) Releases on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Women’s Fiction Romance

Well, 2020 has been full of surprises, most of them bad, but here’s one that is absolutely fantastic! I was lucky enough to have one of my books chosen to be part of this outstanding box set.

This is a premier collection of eight wonderful and exceptional stories. Each one is a unique and unusual love story that tackles the tough issues we face every day – racial acceptance or intolerance, whether black, brown, red or yellow, differing religious views, sexuality, family and social values, and so much more. But whatever struggle our heroes and heroines face, whether it’s alone or aided by friends and family, they’re each INVINCIBLE in their diversity, staying strong and pushing through.

Have a look at what’s offered!

BONUS STORY: MIXED: A SHORT STORY by Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today Bestselling Author: A chance encounter brings two people together in a quest for safety, freedom, and love.

This is a great opportunity to read something different. You can preorder your copy today and start reading on Tuesday!

New Release: Bayou Cottage

Congratulations Suzanne Jenkins on your new release!

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Title: Bayou Cottage
Series: Cypress Cove #1
Author: Suzanne Jenkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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Maggie Angel accepts a chance of a lifetime when her aunt offers her the family’s dilapidated Bayou Cottage in the swamp at Cypress Cove. It’s the perfect place to run away to after her heart was broken.

The first night while she’s down at the road to lock the gate, a hunky guy on horseback steps out of the woods, but Maggie doesn’t recognize him. Turns out they were childhood playmates long ago during winter visits to her grandparents’ cottage.

Justin Chastain, local vet and wild horse advocate, heard through the grapevine that Maggie had returned to Cypress Cove and wanted to see her for himself. But he didn’t know that she was hiding from a failed marriage, leaving her with a big chip on her shoulder. It remains to be seen if she can ever trust again.

The chemistry Maggie senses fluctuates between lukewarm and molten, but for Justin, it’s constant and he’s falling in love, hard.

Then he unintentionally commits a blunder that Maggie will struggle to forgive, and they have to start all over again.

Is there another chance at love for Maggie Angel?


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USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Jenkins writes page-turning contemporary romance, mystery, and women’s fiction with passionately gripping characters that stay with readers long after they turn the last page. The Detroit Detective Stories, beginning with The Greeks of Beaubien Street are truly American with a touch of fantasy. Award winning Pam of Babylon books consistently rank in the Top 100 Best Sellers in American Drama with over 1 million downloads.

A retired operating room nurse, Jenkins lives in Southern California.


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Tuesday Tales: From the Word: BATTERY

Well, September is slipping away one day at a time. It’s officially autumn. The leaves have started to turn, the flowers are dying off, and it’s time to prepare for whatever winter Mother Nature tosses at us this year.

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Tales, the ongoing blog where a select group of authors share their works in progress with you. This week, our 400 word scenes are based on the word BATTERY. I continue to post from The White Dahlia, Book Four of the Harvester Files.

“Al Foster.” He held up his badge to the uniformed officer, the Asian-American woman’s pale complexion testifying to the fact that she’d most likely lost her late night snack. Bodies found near dumpsters were rarely easy on the eyes. “I’m looking for Sergeant Reynolds.”

“She’s over there with the coroner.” The aroma of vomit on the woman’s breath confirmed Al’s suspicions. Hell of a way to end a shift.

“Thanks.”

Bending under the crime tape, Al headed toward the alley, his nose crinkling at the more pungent but anticipated stench of body odor, urine, and plain, old-fashioned garbage.

As he approached, the unmistakable putrid stench of decomposing tissue wafted over to him. His stomach roiled. No wonder the woman had been sick. Yanking his handkerchief out of his pocket, he held it up to his nose, covering his mouth—not that it helped much.

Thirty feet away, a woman, arms crossed in front of her, dark hair pulled into one of those messy topknots Sylvia had often worn, leaned against the stone wall, while another knelt beside the body. Was that a dolly? This close, the odor was overwhelming. How long had the damn corpse been here?

“Sergeant Reynolds?” He held out his hand, wishing he’d kept his jacket on. “Al Foster. We spoke earlier. You said this was one of mine? What makes you think so?”

He gazed into her face, the freckles standing out against her pale cheeks, her golden brown, almond-shaped eyes, unlike any he’d ever seen, red-rimmed. Had she been crying? Stains on her pants indicated the officer out there hadn’t been the only one to upchuck. Not surprising. This close, the stench was enough to make anyone puke.

The woman peeled away from the wall, her spine straightening as she pulled the vestiges of her professionalism around herself like a cloak. She was young for a detective sergeant—or maybe she was just one of those women who hid their age well. Reaching for his outstretched hand, she shook it and released it.

Unexpected energy raced along his nerves at the slight touch. When had shaking a woman’s hand produced a sensation like that?

“I did.” She aimed a battery-powered mini-light at the corpse. “Sorry to drag you out near the end of your shift like this, but I’m pretty sure I’m right. I figured that, despite the shape of the body, you could still ID her for me.”

That’s it. Stay safe and don’t forget to check out the other Tuesday Tales.

Heather Renee Is back!

Dark Fae Cursed is here!

Dark Fae Cursed by Heather Renee is the first book in a new Upper YA Urban Fantasy series called Broken Court and is now available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited!

Lucinda Morrow is not your typical leading lady. She has no filter. She has no cares left to give. She does what she wants, when she wants. Basically, Lucinda is a bit of anti-hero and enjoys every moment of it!

Well, that is until a sexy, brooding fae waltzes into her world and turns everything upside.

If you love stories with sass, action, and enemies-to-lovers, then this is a must-read for you!

 Book One: Dark Fae Cursed

Buy Link: http://smarturl.it/DarkFaeCursed

Book Synopsis:

The fae king once tried to break me, but now… I’m coming for him.

After being exiled from the only home I’d ever known, I swore to never return. Instead, opting to start a new life offering my services to supernaturals who’d rather not get their hands dirty.

When a distractingly handsome and alluring fae shows up asking for my help, my initial reaction is to refuse. There’s a darkness in him that beckons me, and in my experience, any type of connection is a weakness I can’t afford.

However, after I discover the identity of his enemy, I find myself pulled into his battle, hoping to slay a few of my own demons in the process.

As something sinister attempts to take control, I’ll have to decide whether to continue doing things my way… Or chance the risk and let others fight beside me.

The only thing I know for sure is that the fae king’s biggest mistake was thinking he broke me, and my biggest victory will be proving him wrong.

*** This is the first book in a new series featuring a crass anti-hero female lead and recommended for ages 16+ ***

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Author Bio:

Heather Renee is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in Oregon. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance novels with a mixture of adventure, humor, and sass. Her love of reading eventually led to her passion of writing and giving the gift of escapism.

When Heather’s not writing, she is spending time with her loving husband and beautiful daughter, going on their own adventures.

Working on The Guardian, Book Two of the Punishers

It’s been almost a year since my father passed away. He had a wonderful imagination. As a child, I would sit rapt as he told stories of jungle adventures where a combined Indiana Jones/Tarzan hero climbed mountains, escaped quicksand and crocodile infested waters, or others who fought dragons, dinosaurs, and assorted monsters. He was also quite willing to tell ghost stories, too.

In 2019, before the fall that led to his untimely passing, Dad and I had discussed a different kind of book series. He loved all of my suspense novels, On His Watch, and the Harvester Files his favorites, but he also had a keen interest in the paranormal. Given the number of such series taking the television world by storm, I decided I should try my hand at writing something like that. I’d just fleshed out the idea when he fell.

While he was lucid, which happened less and less given the pain he was in, we began fleshing out a novel, tossing out ideas, trying to figure out how to connect them and make them work. There were so many novels out there in this genre, how could I create something unique?

As I always did, I brainstormed and researched. My grandchildren were great fans of the Marvel universe heroes, and I knew the Norse mythology was as full of colorful characters as the Greek one, but I wanted the main character of the first book in the series to be a kick-ass shapeshifter, but not your run-of-the-mill werewolf. As I delved into different mythologies, I found what I wanted.

Rakshasa are the shapeshifter vampires found in some of the Eastern religions. Considered evil creatures, just as werewolves and vampires used to be, I thought I could spin her into a creature of the light and make her a defender of the righteous, a punisher of those who pursue evil.  Since I love Norse mythology, I sought my source of evil there, and while I was at it, I found the perfect hero for my heroine. Thus was born the Punishers series, with The Tigress as the first book.

The Tigress_ebook cover

Melinda De Ross outdid herself on this cover and Dad would’ve loved it.

Here is the book blurb:

Paranormal Detective Ellie Taggart, a rakshasa capable of assuming the shape of a tigress, has always worked alone, searching for those responsible for her mother’s murder. When an investigation results in the death of a close friend and vampire, she’s forced to partner with handsome and mysterious peredhil, Steve Cassidy.
Like her, the half-human, half-elf uses his special talents to fight evil wherever it exists. Rogue vampires, shapeshifters, zombies, practitioners of black magic, poltergeists, ghosts—none of them can beat him. That is until someone or something no longer plays by the rules. There’s a new villain in New Orleans, one who threatens both the humans and non-humans who make the city home.
Is the enemy Draug, the wizard who murdered Ellie’s mother centuries ago? Is it someone from Steve’s shrouded past intent on revenge? Or are they facing a new enemy with an agenda all his or her own? As the tigress and her partner search for answers, trying to prevent the bodies from piling up, they have to manage conflicting emotions and desires that threaten to overwhelm them. Can two such different creatures of the light join forces to defeat the darkness, or will the powers of evil triumph?

The Tigress was released on October 30, 2019 as an e-book, free to read on KU. You can pre-order your copy today from all Amazon outlets. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z5F4VNZ.

Now, I’m hard at work on Book Two of the Punishers, The Guardian.

Ellie and Steve thwarted the enemy last time, but the cost was high. Now, barely recovered from the encounter, they and the rest of The Punishers face a new enemy.

Eight coeds from Tulane University have gone missing. The sorority sisters were out on a day cruise, but the boat was found adrift with nothing on it but heads of the captain and two crewmen. Where are the others?

Normally, a case like this would belong to one New Orleans’s regular police units, but when the list of missing includes five humans, a vampire, a shapeshifter, and a Dark half-elf entrusted to his protection, it becomes a job for the Punishers. Is someone trying to settle a score with Steve, or do they have something even more devious in mind–something that could ruin any chance at happiness for the Peredhil and his Tigress?

Where are the girls? It’s up to the Guardian to find out before this leads to a war that may well destroy Earth along with one of the Nine Realms.

What for The Guardian’s cover soon.

Do You Like Change?

This was me in the spring of 1970. The man with me is John. I was in my first year of university; he was in his third. He was then and still is the most important person on my life.

This is us now, although I’ve cut my hair. All things considered, life has been good to us. We have three wonderful children, five grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. While we aren’t in perfect health, we’re still alive and kicking. We own our home, drive nice if not new cars, and work fulltime, both from home.

COVID 19 has been a huge change for us. We weren’t able to travel last summer the way we had in the past, and there will be no winter getaway this coming winter. We’ll find something to do, some way to fill the hours, but I will miss my tropical vacation.

Another change I despise is the one that cost me the beautiful website I’d built. https://mhsusannematthews.wordpress.com/ 26, 736 people visited the site over the years. It’s still there, but I can’t access it to post new things. Why? Because I can’t prove to WordPress’s satisfaction that the blog is mine. I didn’t purchase anything, and whatever credentials I had when I set it up have long since vanished. Privacy concerns are one thing, but when they destroy something you so lovingly built, they are a pain!

So now I have a new blog site with very few followers. I’m hoping to increase the numbers, bit by bit, but now I have to get used to a new format, a new design, and I hate it. Do you see that little down notch in the banner? If you click on it, you can see my books. Not as lovely as the other was.

Another thing that has changed is the Facebook platform. It’s much harder to navigate and it’s incredibly difficult with groups.

Finally, my last change recently is a positive one–a new laptop, necessitated by an “Operating system missing ” message one morning. Repeated shut downs, reboots, followed by an incredible amount of cursing somehow fixed it, but I haven’t shut it down since. The laptop is great–a Cadillac HP with a Core i5 processor. I’ve even managed to install everything I want on it, but I do like my desktop.

So, I return to the question from earlier. Do you like change? There are times when I’m just not a fan!

Ronnie, the heroine in my newest release, What Dottie Wants isn’t a fan of change either, but she has to embrace it this Christmas. Pick up your copy of Dear Santa : A Christmas Wish to find out why. The box set filled with 18 incredible Christmas novella’s is available now for only 99 cents. Get yours today.

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Get Your Christmas Wish Early This Year & Make My Wish Come True!

What Would Be Your Christmas Wish?

Christmas is a magical time of the year. Despite COVID 19, or maybe because of it, we need a heavy dose of that magic this year!

2020 has been filled with pitfalls. We’ve had the virus to end all things, vicious racial riots, horrific fires destroying thousands of acres, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, both inland and along the coasts, explosions, infestations of insects, dangerous seeds, have I missed anything? If anyone needs a break, it’s we human beings.

So, with three quarters of the dismal year behind us, we need to look to the future. Dear Santa, is a compilation of 18 brand new stories from USA Today and NY times bestselling authors. There stories, all between 20-25K words, are meant to lift your spirits and restore your faith in humanity.

Each book is based on a specific Christmas Wish and is dedicated to one of the Author’s Billboards’ loyal readers. Have a look at these!

The Authors’ Billboard’s 2020 fabulous Christmas Box Collection, DEAR SANTA, is filled with 18 brand new stories about characters who have special wishes to ask the big guy during this season.

Most of us have had experiences when something we’ve desperately wanted is so close that Santa seems the perfect person to ask for the miracle.

When one believes, it’s amazing the conflicts that are overcome and the surprises that can follow.

You’ll be amazed by each of these fantastic holiday books full of Christmas cheer and thrilling romance we’ve written for your entertainment.

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Order yours today and make my Christmas wish–a shot at the elusive USA Today, NY Times bestseller list a reality!

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Tuesday Tales: From the Word WIN

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Tales. It’s been a little chilly up here, but the weatherman promises warmer temperatures are on the way. This week’sword prompt is WIN. I continue with The White Dahlia.

Calls to Brownsville, New York City’s deadliest neighborhood, never boded well. Within less than a square mile rose more than one hundred publicly owned apartment buildings, almost nine hundred stories of misery. Good people might live there, but the violence never ended. It was the original no-win scenario. Gangs, dealers, and assorted scumbags were never far away. If someone wanted to disappear, it was as good a place as any, but others would stick out like sore thumbs. Since Al had been called here at this ungodly hour, the sergeant not giving him any details, the odds were one of his missing persons wouldn’t be making it home for the Columbus Day weekend.

When he’d left St. Louis almost three and a half years ago, he’d hoped he would leave behind the jaded homicide detective he’d become, but that hadn’t been the case. Too many of the missing people he sought ended up dead, murdered at the hands of pimps, johns, and anyone else who had a grudge—and then there were others, like Sylvia, who’d vanished four years ago, leaving no clues behind as to what had happened to them.

Finding his ex-wife had been the reason he’d left his hometown—not that the promotion and higher salary hadn’t been an incentive—but until he discovered what had happened to her, he would never rest. So far, he hadn’t found any answers, not because the men working the case had been lax in any way, but simply because there was nothing to find. One day, she’d been at work, three weeks later, she was reported missing. He’d come to New York to help in the search, but in the end, they’d found nothing. Now, perverse creature that he’d become, he prayed he wouldn’t find anything tonight. Al pulled his gray sedan to the curb and turned off the engine. It was almost five, still dark out, but soon the sun’s glow would brighten the Eastern horizon. Already the humidity had the air feeling well over eighty. The weather station had issued another heat advisory. The temperature could climb above one hundred and four again today. Not good news for the people living here, many of them without so much as a fan to cool down. He liked the warm weather as much as the next guy, but enough was enough.

That’s it. Stay safe and don’t forget to check out the other Tuesday Tales.

Tuesday Tales: From the Word SKINNY

Welcome to the mid-September edition of Tuesday tales, the weekly blog where a small group of authors share their works in progress with you. Each week, we write to a word or picture prompt. This week, the word is SKINNY. All posts are limited to 400 words.

I’m continuing with my romantic thriller, The White Dahlia, Book 4 of The Harvester Files.

Warning: There will be graphic scenes in posts from this book.

“Whoa!” Beth’s eyes watered. If she worked too many of these cases, it would be a cinch getting into those skinny-assed jeans of hers. Who could eat after smelling this?

The last time she’d smelled something this bad had been in Boston, but the cloying scent of lilies had masked some of it. Why hadn’t someone noticed the stench earlier? Nearing the body, she pinched her nose.

“Whoa!” Beth’s eyes watered. If she worked too many of these cases, it would be a cinch getting into those skinny-assed jeans of hers. Who could eat after smelling this?

The last time she’d smelled something this bad had been in Boston, but the cloying scent of lilies had masked some of it. Why hadn’t someone noticed the stench earlier? Nearing the body, she pinched her nose.

The corpse lay on its side on a metal dolly. So, not a child’s toy as she’d assumed but a means of moving the cadaver. Most likely this was a murder, and Riley had been right to requests someone from Homicide. The dolly implied a body dump. Someone had been interrupted and had taken off leaving everything behind. With a little luck, he or she had left fingerprints and DNA as well.

“Wow! She’s more than a little ripe. Sorry you got dragged out of bed at this unholy hour. What have we got?” The pinched nose didn’t help with the scent, but gave her voice a nasal quality.

“Not a winner, that’s for sure.” The young doctor shook her head. “All bad. The last time I saw anything like this was the first case I worked with Amos Flynn and even then … This is definitely one for the books. God, I hope it’ll be the only one.” The coroner shook her head, her lips pursed tightly.

Beth looked down at the naked corpse on her side, the flaccid, marbled skin, showing signs of slippage. There was an unusual tattoo on her left shoulder, harder to make out given the poor lighting and the body’s color. She raised her mini-flashlight and shone the LED light across the victims’ shoulder. The tattoo was distinctive. Was that a name under it?

“I’ve seen that tat before,” she mumbled. “Yes!” The pieces fell into place. “She was in the missing persons’ report I looked through earlier tonight.”

The poor girl must’ve gotten involved in the sex trade and pissed off her pimp. Why did so many of them end up dead before anyone could rescue them?

She squinted. “Is that a brand on her ass? It looks like a horseshoe.”

Mitch bent and examined it more closely.

“It’s not a tattoo … Could be a brand … Some pimps stamp their whores. There’s a number under it. Looks like a four.”

That’s it. Stay safe and don’t forget to check out the other Tuesday Tales.