Pink Lines on a Dark Sky – A Clean Contemporary Romance

Rati, September 2001
“I do not want to go out today. I look at the pink paper that I have carefully folded and kept in the upper drawer of my study table. The paper has a poem, I think it is about me. It is about a girl whose smile is out of the world. Is that guy a weirdo? Who writes poems at the age of eleven? Who even writes poems nowadays? But he is cute, and super serious.”
Samay, January 2008
“I know she is lying. I do not mind. I know she wants to be seen as a strong person. And strong people do not cry. But we writers know. The real strong person does not mind crying. In fact, the real strong person cries often, shares the pain of the other people, making it their own. But I let her lie, because she is being honest, as she always is.”

Rati, July 2009
“That’s what everyone thinks when they are young. You need money, it is a reality. Everyone starts with a very optimistic view of the world, but then disillusionment hits fast, and it is too late by then. In my opinion, even being a plumber is better than being a writer. Besides, you will have to spend your life alone. No sane girl would marry an author.”

Samay, August 2010
“She is like that. Impulsive, dominating, endearing, talkative, beautiful – adjectives end when you start describing her. Descriptions are not meant for people like Rati. They are what they are, ethereal and otherworldly.”
He is a writer.
She is an engineer.
He writes poems to her.
She teaches maths to him at lunch.
They know each other since they are eleven.
They think they have problems. They just don’t know what’s coming.

In September 2010, their world turns upside down. Will they survive the biggest crisis of their lives?
A part of the World of Whiskey and Suicide, a world populated with the characters that you met first in “Whiskey and Suicide”, a world of middle class Indians, who lead a mundane life, till something makes them do something heroic, or villainous. The world contains romances, heartbreaks, mid life frustrations and joy, friendships, ambitions and heartburns, and a vast kaleidoscope of emotions that are pastel color.”

Meet Samay and Rati, the ordinary extra-ordinary couple.

Meet Manik Bal

Manik Bal is a bestselling multi-genre author of “Whiskey and Suicide” and “Brothers Sen Gogh”. Manik writes emotionally rich and thoughtful stories about Indian middle class, their dreams and their struggle. Reviewers and other authors have compared Manik’s work with Jhumpa Lahiri, Alice Munro, Kodavatiganti Kutumba Rao and Raymond Carver. His characters explore life in situations that are not heroic or exceptional but are mundane and ordinary. They show their uniqueness by facing life as it is. 

The Ticket

Tray Dunaway, an ordinary teenager from a poor Southern family, longs to become part of the popular clique at school. Her mother, Evelyn, lies in bed most days with her bipolar tendency toward extreme highs or desperate lows. Meanwhile, Tray’s grandmother Ginny, still grieving over the loss of her husband, would love to move out and find a place of her own. Maybe even a bit of romance to replace the loss she feels. But given the sorry state of the family’s finances that’s not possible.

Then the Dunaways’ luck changes. Or so it seems.

Tray’s father drives a down-and-out friend of the family, Pee Wee Johnson, to Hazard, Illinois, so Johnson can buy lottery tickets. As a gesture of thanks, Johnson gives a ticket to Tray’s father. And what do you know? The Dunaways’ are suddenly rich.

When Johnson demands his cut of the winnings, Tray’s dad refuses. As Evelyn’s illness spirals toward madness, Johnson threatens the family. Now, what seems like a stroke of good fortune becomes a dangerous game of life and death for Tray Dunaway and her family.

Meet Debra Coleman Jeter

Debra Coleman Jeter has published both fiction and nonfiction in popular magazines, including Working Woman, New Woman, Self, Home Life, Savvy, Christian Woman, and American Baby. Her first novel, The Ticket, was a finalist for a Selah Award, as well as for Jerry Jenkins’ Operation First Novel. Her story, “Recovery,” was awarded first prize in a short story competition sponsored by Christian Woman; and her nonfiction book “Pshaw, It’s Me Grandson”: Tales of a Young Actor was a finalist in the USA Book News Awards. She is a co-writer of the screenplay for Jess + Moss, a feature film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, screened at nearly forty film festivals around the world, and captured several domestic and international awards.

Mad About Matt

A hot cop and a sweet baker get a second chance at love in this small town romance.

Seventeen years after Shay Michaels said goodbye to summers in Red Maple Falls and the only boy she ever truly loved, she’s back and the proud owner of Sweet Dreams Bakery. Life is good until someone breaks into her shop,making her question if the life she left behind in New York followed her.

As the local sheriff, Matt is keeping a close eye on the place and an even closer eye on the beautiful owner who refuses to take the break in seriously. Two conflicting personalities that burn bright on their own become down right explosive when thrown together. But in order to move toward a future together, they will have to let go of their past and accept the mistakes they made.

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Welcome to Red Maple Falls, a small town filled with big personalities. Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire it is home to the Hayes siblings, three brothers and three sisters, all awaiting their happily ever after.

Book 1: Mad About Matt (Matt and Shay)
Book 2: Crushing on Kate (Kate and Caleb)
Book 3: Moments with Mason (Mason and Cassie)
Book 4: Catching Cooper (Cooper and Sarah)
Book 5: Hung Up on Hadley (Hadley and Sam)
Book 5.5 A Bride for Sam (Hadley and Sam)
Book 6: Dreaming of Daisy (Daisy and Nick)
Book 7: Marshall Family #1: Charmed by Chase (Chase and Bex)
Book 8: Blindsided by Brooke (Brooke and Tyler)
Book 9: Lusting After Layla (Layla and Declan)
Book 10: Jaded Until Jax (Jax and Kristen)

Meet Theresa Paolo

Romance author, lover of books, 90’s pop music and happily ever afters.

Five Years Later

“Life is chaos,” says Nana. “Just as it should be.”
“Should it?” I try to hide my disagreement.
A smile lifts her wrinkled cheeks. “Yup… Without chaos, there is no growth.”

Elle Fox is a twenty-three-year-old dog mom living in a tiny house outside of Portland, Oregon. With a newly divorced mother next door who is starting over at fifty and a wealthy, narcissist father she hasn’t been able to look at since “the incident”, adulthood has become more chaotic than anticipated.

When an old friend invites her to join a group “zencation” to the Oregon Coast, Elle finds herself in the charming town of Newport in a picturesque mansion with her former high school peeps… and another man she can hardly stand to look at: her ex, Scott Darcy.

Five years ago, Scott had pulled Elle in like a rip tide. A rebel with a taste for adventure, he swept her away from small town life into the vast beauty of the outdoors. They had plans to see the world together… until he left her for someone else.

But sometimes things are not as they appear. When Elle finds an old trinket box in Scott’s truck that tells another story about their breakup, she must choose between shunning the past – and two of the most important men in her life – for good, or digging it up to heal a love that should’ve never been lost and a bond that should’ve never been broken.

Told in dual timelines, FIVE YEARS LATER explores the trials of true love, the ties of a family divided, and the challenges of forgiving those who unintentionally hurt us- including ourselves.


Meet Sarah Kraft

Sarah Kraft was born and raised in Oregon. By day, she designs jewelry for Portland’s premiere brides. By night, she writes novels and designs prints for her fashion line, KoutureDeLeKraft. She is the author of four major novels for teens and adults. Follow her online for dog mom stories, wine reviews, and fashion tips.

Lovely Oblivion: Jade

Jade loves drumming . The only hiccup is her stalker, who grows more aggressive each day. When her record label hires Vittroli Security Specialists to protect Jade and the band, another problem arises — Jade meets Ryker, the sexy guard she’s attracted to but who refuses her for his job.

Will Ryker break the “no clients” rule for Jade? Can he protect her and his heart simultaneously?

This is a standalone – no cliffhanger!

DISCLAIMER: Rockstar content ahead! This book contains explicit sex, profanity, adult situations, and violence.


Meet A.D. Craig

A.D. Craig is a romance writer with a love for whimsy and all things fantastical. She makes her home in the Appalachian Mountains (USA) and loves to hear from her readers.