The Guardians of Illusion

From the swell of the surf arises an incredible romance thousands of years in the making… Ambrosia Severn has it all: accolades, success, prestige, and privilege. A renowned surgeon with a sharp mind and the recognition of her peers, she finds herself at the peak of success when a mysterious, dangerous figure enters her life and confronts her with a terrifying ultimatum—give it all up, or die. Niven is bound by duty and honor. His mission: protect Ambrosia Severn at all costs. Standing between Amy and a violent death at the hands of an unknown assassin, he must seek out her would-be killer and fulfill his ancient oath. Chaos and uncertainty swirl as Niven finds himself tangled between the woman he is sworn to protect and the woman he has sworn to marry. The result is a clash of ancient forces and alien alliances hell-bent on amassing control through their technology and cross-breeding. Suspenseful, vibrant, and gripping, Ambrosia’s story of intrigue, danger and betrayal stretches beyond the realm of the paranormal. Will she and Niven outsmart his secretive super-race and live to tell the tale? Or will both crumble under the weight of a mighty darkness?

Meet samr

This is the first of two books featuring this heroine and the aliens-amongst-us environment.

Fated Accident

Escaping her father’s tyranny was the goal. Laying low in a small town in the middle of nowhere, was the plan. Literally walking into some douche and making a fool of herself wasn’t part of the plan. What’s even more off plan is how he makes her feel. Now she has to decide whether to stay or to run, because surely, her past will catch up with her and she wouldn’t want to put him in danger, though it seems Caine has some secrets of his own. She finds new information that makes her question everything she knew and realized that the little world she’s built for herself might be in more jeopardy than she thought. Will she succeed in hiding forever, or would she be dragged back to confront her past.

Meet Sylvia Godwin

Hey I’m Sylvia, book lover, hiker, chocolate cake and icecream eater, and a cat named Tommy who swears he owns me.

Impulse

When a secret becomes too much to bear…. Eight years after a mistake that almost cost a young lawyer her career, she’s charged with negotiating her biggest business deal yet. When she finds that mistake sitting across the boardroom table with his hands bound by vicious blackmail, she must tread carefully for the risks are great when mixing business with pleasure.

Meet Emma Sebastian

This is one of the first romance/romantic suspense books I’ve written under the pen name, Emma Sebastian. It is different from my other suspense novels with romantic theme, and that’s why I chose a pen name for it. See if you like it.

Taffy the Turtle

From the creator of Pete the Shark comes an empowering story about speaking up when you see a wrong. What you see and say can make a difference. If you see something wrong…do something. Say something…you can save a life! In this inspiring new book with colorful illustrations, Taffy the Turtle and her ocean friends learn an important lesson about the difference it makes when we see a wrong and do something about it. If it is wrong…use your voice: Say Something! Picture Day is this week and Taffy cannot wait to have her picture taken… …But when Taffy tells on her classmate for breaking a class rule, it results in her classmate not talking to her and an awkward school picture. Now, she wonders if it’s good to “say something when she sees something”. She decides not to tell on anyone again. Will that decision expose the community to danger when Taffy spots real trouble? Inspiring and enriching children’s books for kids 4 and up.

Meet Karlene J. Froling

Ellery’s Magic Bicycle

A touching picture book about a remarkable childhood bond between a little girl and her magic bicycle, perfect for children ages 4 to 7 and for fans of The Giving Tree.

Inspired by the author’s own childhood adventures, this heartfelt story will take readers on a whimsical journey through Ellery’s childhood with her magical bicycle in tow. Ellery and her bicycle share many wonderful new experiences together; lonely yet curious Ellery finds adventure, love, and friendship, as well as weathering sorrow and loss.

When she grows up, Ellery starts to forget her special bond with the bicycle. Will Ellery remember what’s important before it’s too late and the magical bike is lost forever?

A story of redemption, Ellery’s struggles, hopes, and triumph serve as an uplifting reminder to parents of their childhood bonds. Young readers will grow to love Ellery’s strong, kind, and compassionate spirit, and will see their own cherished bicycle in a new light.

  • A heartfelt and emotionally powerful read-aloud book
  • Books for kids ages 4 and up
  • Picture books for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary students.

Praise for Ellery’s Magic Bicycle:

★ ” A fantasy grounded in real life with a gentle message about loyal friendship.” –– Kirkus Reviews 
★ “An uplifting picture book in which a girl forms a magical friendship that lasts throughout the years.” –– Foreward Reviews ★
★ “A sweet tale about honoring the best of your past that young readers should enjoy.” –– Blue Ink Reviews ★


Meet Maria Monte

Maria Monte writes beautifully sweet, heart-warming, and fun stories that teach little ones great values, such as kindness and love. Her spare time is divided between family, caring for her young son, and writing children’s books. A native of Melbourne, Australia, Maria enjoys mochas, watching comedies, and losing herself in wiki rabbit holes.

I Close My Eyes

The last thing The Duke of Greystone wants is a wife, until The Lady Jane Blackmore seeks out his quiet corner of Earl Braxton’s ballroom. But there she stands, attempting to shut out the rest of the world by simply closing her eyes, but the duke understands better than most that life is never that simple. The last thing Jane wants is a husband, until she opens her eyes to find the scarred and much too handsome stranger secluded in her chosen quiet corner. Why can’t the obstinate man understand she just needs a brief moment of solitude before returning to face her tormentors? But no matter how many times she tells him to go away, he remains. So is it her fault that her father misunderstands the young duke’s intentions? Whilst marriage isn’t on Phillip—as she learns the duke is called—or Jane’s mind, when society’s trials and tribulations come, they soon become each other’s touchstone, and by it discover that joy is tantalisingly within their grasp, although others seem intent on thwarting their every wish.

Meet Regina Puckett

Regina Puckett is a 2014 Readers’ Favorite Award-winning author for her sweet romance, Concealed in My Heart. Her steampunk book, I Will Breathe, and her children’s picture book, Borrowed Wings, both received the Children’s Literary Classic Seal of Approval. I Will Breathe is a 2015 winner in the science fiction category in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards and was a finalist in the IAN Book Awards. Memories won first place in the 1st WSBR International Poetry Contest, and her collection of poetry, Fireflies, won the 2013 Turning Pages Poetry Book of the Year. A Man Called Rat is an Official Selection in the Young Adult Sci-Fi New Apple 2017 Summer eBooks Awards. If I Suddenly Became a Bumblebee is Turning Pages 2017 Children’s Book of the Year, and Our Heart’s Drum is Turning Pages 2017 Poetry Book of the Year. Regina Puckett writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, steampunk, picture books and poetry. There are always several projects in various stages of completion and characters and stories waiting in the wings for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.

Escape to Osprey Cove

What Doug finds in the secret compartment of his new red Corvette will forever change his life. It will also change Catherine’s. Doug and Catherine come from two different worlds. Catherine’s world is one of privilege and wealth. Doug grew up dirt poor and full of envy of others who had the things that he wanted but could not have. His goal was to one day have all the things he coveted. Their worlds collide when Catherine, VP of a large New York City marketing firm, hires Doug. As soon as Doug learns of Catherine’s wealth, he sees Catherine as his ticket to all the things he covets. After a whirlwind courtship, they are married.

Poor boy meets rich girl should have resulted in happily ever after — not exactly. Doug quickly learns he also covets independence. Events begin to unfold in each of their lives. For Doug, it is his mysterious discovery in the secret compartment of the Corvette. For Catherine, it is a business meeting with Alex Droxell at the Osprey Cove Lodge. When Catherine enters the beautiful and serene lodge, it’s as though she is entering another place and time. The lodge is an escape from the nightmare she is living back home.

Authors Note: The Osprey Cove Lodge series is uniquely written, spanning seven geographic locations from the scenic Canadian region of the Rideau lakes to the beautiful shores of the Caribbean. An interesting web of mystery develops as the characters’ lives intertwine. The setting for The Osprey Cove Lodge series was born from my love of the beauty of this region in Canada. The description of the lodge is so beautiful and inviting that you will want to pack your bags and head there. The series is written in a continuing fashion; please be sure to read the books in the order written.


Meet Luisa Marietta Gold

Luisa Marietta Gold was born and educated in Pennsylvania, where she spent a large part of her adult life and worked for a large corporation. After her only daughter was born, she relocated to North Carolina, where she worked as a Realtor and began running a recreational business with her husband. She currently resides on eleven acres near a lake reminiscent of the Rideau lake chain that provides the setting for The Osprey Cove Lodge Series. The series was born from her love of that region of Canada, the outdoors, and lake life. Many years were spent enjoying the Rideau, staying in lodges, and for a time, her privately-owned cottage. Among her many interests are painting, cooking, baking. And of course, writing and storytelling. But it’s the simple things of life that bring the most enjoyment — the beauty of the trees outside the window of her writing room as they change with the seasons and watching her kitties interact and play. Nearly all of these interests and life experiences are reflected in her books.

Rescue Agent for Josette

Rescue Agent Ryland Stark has traveled all over the world with the Wild Animal Protection Agency, but a part of his heart has always remained in his hometown of Ferriday, Louisiana. When the animals in the bayou are in jeopardy due to exotic animal traders, he knows he needs to protect the place he loves. What he doesn’t expect is to end up working with his high school sweetheart in the process.

Josette Trudeau never really got over her first boyfriend, even though he took off for the Army when he was eighteen and never looked back. She’s dated, but no one ever measured up to the nearly perfect Ryland Stark. Luckily, her work with a local conservation group has kept her mind off her dismal personal life, until Ryland comes storming back into it.

Will Ryland be able to stop the exotic animal traders from destroying his home? Can Josette find a way to let go of how Ryland jilted her? And will they dare to risk their hearts on a second chance at love?

Meet Again

I should’ve known I couldn’t avoid seeing Hudson Remington again for the rest of my life, especially when we share best friends who are getting married. 

Does that mean I’m prepared to run into him? Nope. Not one bit. I am less prepared when my best friend requests he and I plan a joint bachelor party. Of course I’d be stuck with the man who broke my heart. Why would the universe stop at a simple encounter?

It would be a piece of cake if Hudson returned to New York and stopped taking over the streets of our hometown. Instead, he decides it’s time for a walk down memory lane. 

I refuse to get caught up in everything that is Hudson. From his tailored suits to his dazzling smile and coffee delivery, the man yells trouble for my heart. A second chance is not part of my plans, but it seems said heart has other ideas. I don’t think I’ll recover from another Hudson-heartbreak. 

Meet Abi Sabina

Abi Sabina writes sweet closed door romance full of swoon, sass, and humor. She traded in the big city life for small town living when she moved to Spain.

She hasn’t wrangled herself a country boy yet, but she writes books based on charming heroes and small town charm. (And she throws in the city setting every so often.)

She loves coffee, country music, and the mountains. Her goal is to write stories that make you feel, smile, and cheer on love.