Nocturne (The Guardian of the Opera Book 1)

A delightful retelling of the Phantom of the Opera from a new perspective, exploring love, betrayal, and the masks we all hide behind. Paris, 1881. Ballet dancer Meg Giry befriends a newcomer to the Opera Garnier, soprano Christine Daaé. As their friendship grows, both women are hiding secrets: Christine is receiving singing lessons from a supposed Angel of Music, and Meg once met a very human Opera Ghost, forever changing her view of the Opera’s specter. Behind the Phantom’s disguise is Erik, a man of many talents and many masks. When he falls in love with Christine, he can’t resist at last allowing himself to be seen. But love without trust can only lead to heartbreak, as events escalate and the Phantom of the Opera begins to lose control. With strange events unfolding and the pieces failing to add up, Meg tries to unravel the truth about the Phantom – and about Christine. Meg will discover that not all is as it seems and the masks we can see may be the least concealing ones. Fans of the beloved Phantom of the Opera story as well as newcomers to the tale will enjoy this story of mystery and romance set at the Opera Garnier. Enjoy seeing characters you think you know, and come away with a new view of the Phantom of the Opera.

Meet Cheryl Mahoney

Cheryl Mahoney lives in California and dreams of other worlds. She is the author of the Guardian of the Opera trilogy, exploring the Phantom of the Opera story from a new perspective. She also wrote the Beyond the Tales quartet, retelling familiar fairy tales, but subverting expectations with new twists to the tales. Cheryl loves exploring new worlds in the past, the future or fairyland, and builds her stories around characters finding their way through those worlds—especially characters overlooked or underestimated by the people around them.

The Unmarriable Kind

Lucretia, an opinionated school teacher, wants no part of marriage. The new headmaster champions change. Will they ever see eye to eye? 1884. Lucretia Goodwin has no intention of marrying simply because that’s what’s expected. She has witnessed what disastrous marriages can do to women, and she wants no part of it. First, her beloved sister, Rebecca, relocates thousands of miles away as a result of a hasty marriage and Lucretia has never forgiven her brother-in-law. And now, she watches helplessly as a man of dubious character courts her best friend, Amelia. To make matters worse, the headmaster determines to reform and modernize the school. Even more shocking, the confirmed bachelor believes in equal rights for women. How will Lucretia react when he begins to show an interest in her that’s less than professional? Will she remain the unmarriable kind?

Meet Melina Druga

Melina Druga is a multi-genre author with a lifelong love of history, books and the English language. She pens historical fiction and nonfiction. Druga writes about the past because although school history classes may have been boring, the past was not. Her era of expertise, and obsession, is 1890-1920 with a particular focus on the Great War and how it affected the lives of ordinary people. Druga’s other interests and hobbies include listening to music, yoga, photography, astronomy, travel and healthy eating.

Journeys: the Archers of Saint Sebastian

A barracks full of beautiful boys. A girl in disguise, living among them.

It’s the 14th century, and the longbow is king. But in the northern European principality of Ardennes, archery isn’t just the nation’s defense. It’s the national obsession.

MEET THE JOURNEYS
12 young Journeyman archers, the best in the country
2 years of public competitions, in which looks count almost as much as ability
6 will win a coveted membership in the Archers’ Guild of St. Sebastian
1 will become the prince’s new Guardsman

MEET MARIEKE
15-year-old Marieke is as obsessed with St. Sebastian’s as everyone else in Ardennes. Only it’s the middle ages, and girls just don’t become elite archers. Except Marieke’s prospects as a girl aren’t promising either, after a well-timed kick from a mule has left her with a face that’s badly scarred and ruined for marriage. But when circumstances force her to leave her old life behind and flee to the guild for refuge, there are only two things Marieke really knows about the place. One is that a mysterious accident ended her own father’s time as a Journey. The other?
There are no women allowed inside St. Sebastian’s.
Marieke knows disguising herself as a boy and infiltrating the guild means embarking on a dangerous deception. But it may be her only chance to find out the truth about her father’s past and to stop a murderous plot from coming to fruition. When the dashing young Journeyman Tristan takes her under his wing as his squire, she’s got to stay – at least long enough to help him beat out his brutal arch-rival to win the competitions.
Keeping her identity a secret will be hard. Living in close quarters with a pack of gorgeous boys? That will be harder still. But the hardest thing of all will be keeping the vow she makes for herself: to see Tristan become the next Guardsman, without ever letting him find out she’s a girl – a girl, who loves him.

Part Robin Hood and part Princess Bride, with a pinch of Mulan and a dash of Cyrano de Bergerac in the mix, TheArchers of St. Sebastian I: Journeys is a humorous action and adventure saga inspired by late medieval/early Renaissance Belgium and packed with romance, wit, and longbow archery. Perfect for adults who love young adult themes,Journeys is an escape into the past that reads more like romantic historical fantasy than pure historical fiction.

Unrequited love? Ugly heroines who stay ugly? Friendship, coming of age, romance, adventure, and plenty of archery competitions? A unique setting inspired by the glorious city of Bruges, with a richly imagined, immersive world set within the walls of a male-only archers’ guild?Journeys: The Archers of Saint Sebastianhas it all, so if you’re looking for a great escape, don your disguise and join Marieke as she enters the forbidden world of Saint Sebastian’s, and prepare to fall in love with the Journeys – that is, the twelve best and most beautiful archers in all of Ardennes, the Journeyman archers of St. Sebastian’s.


Meet Jeanne Roland

Roland hails from Davis, California, where she spent most of her youth lounging at the pool, soaking up the sun, and daydreaming. She had a key ring that read ‘I’m running away to join the circus,’ and her favorite moment of the day was when the local movie theater went dark, and the slogan ‘escape to the movies’ appeared on the screen. As an adult, her passions include all things melodramatic and beautiful — everything from classic movies, British romantic poetry, ancient tragedy and epic, to Italian opera. She is now a professor of Classics in a small midwestern town, where she lives with her Greek husband, her fraternal twins, and a Bernese mountain dog named Franco Corelli.

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.

An Agreement with the Soldier

A Broken Soldier… John Godfrey, the Baron of Ashbury, has spent most of his life as a soldier. He was never meant to become a baron. But circumstances have changed and now that he’s back home, he has to face another battle – saving his failing estates. The solution to his problems is easy. He needs to marry an heiress. His feelings toward his fiancee’s best friend, however, are extremely complicated. He should marry the lady of his heart. But can a beautiful, clever and free-spirited lady truly love the broken shell of a man he’s become? And His Feisty Lady Angel… Miss Samantha Lewis has never been in love. Now it’s just her luck to find herself falling for her best friend’s fiance! John Godfrey is everything she never knew she needed – a strong and brave protector, used to caring for those around him. But war changes even the best of men, and when Samantha and John are finally wed, her husband turns from a perfect gentleman to an angry beast. Samantha is determined to build her heaven on Earth with her husband. John is afraid it’s not enough to pull him out of the hellish nightmares of war. This work of fiction contains adult content, strong language, violence, off page death, bullying, nightmares and other.

Meet Sadie Bosque

Sadie Bosque is a steamy historical romance author. Surrounded by the enchantment of the historical setting, her love stories communicate to the modern reader through the experiences of her characters. The heroes and heroines of Sadie’s stories are flawed, imperfect creatures with big hearts. Sadie believes that a happily ever after has to be hard-earned. The trials and tribulations her characters go through make them stronger and make the HEA so much sweeter.

Jalopy

New Jersey, 1928. All her life, Etta Wozniak has toiled on her family’s small farm, located on the outskirts of a lake resort town. After losing her mother and siblings to one misfortune or another, life has fallen into a rut of drudgery and predictability. That is, until the day she discovers something in an unlikely place; an old car. Energized by the prospects of a world beyond the one she knows, she decides to make this her last summer on the farm. However, disaster is not through with Etta yet, and there will be consequences for her upcoming departure. Art Adams, a recent college man, arrives in town for a family reunion. After years of moving from one city to another and avoiding conflict whenever it tries to find him, he becomes enamored with the lake. However, there is another reason for Art’s visit. He is to marry a woman he has never met before; an arrangement that was made on his behalf and without his knowledge. More comfortable around numbers and machines than people, Art is reluctant to confront his parents on the matter. But if he decides to do nothing, he risks losing who and what he has come to love. In a small town of farmers and firemen, musicians and moonshiners, bossy parents and barn parties, two people will come to understand what they must give up in order to have the chance to build something new.

Meet Wes Verde

Wes is an engineer by trade, a busybody by habit, and a lifelong Jersey boy. Writing has been a hobby in one form or another since 2006 when he started drawing 3-panel comics. When he is not putting words down, he is picking them up; the “to-read” pile only seems to grow larger. A fan of nature, he spends as much time outside as possible.

The Companion’s Tale

Elaine is thrown in the deep end and her life unravels before her eyes when the princess she serves dies in a tragic accident. All of a sudden, Elaine doesn’t have a purpose. Alone and drifting, she realises the princess’ death may not have been an accident at all, and things spiral even further into chaos. Can Elaine find herself in the midst of it all, or will she let the stream tug her into yet another life not of her choosing? And what of Raymond Dart, the king’s chief investigator with a reputation for being the hardest, most intimidating man in the kingdom? Is the kindness he shows Elaine real or is he acting to get her to confess to a crime she did not commit? Elaine doesn’t know what to believe and her life could be on the line if she misses a step.

Meet Astrid V.J.

Astrid is a USA Today Bestselling and Literary Classics award-winning author, social anthropologist, and transformational life coach. She grew up in South Africa and currently lives in Malmö, Sweden (after having lived in many exciting and interesting places) with her husband and their two children. Her South African-German heritage and the experiences of living and integrating into other societies have given Astrid a great deal to think about and process. The training in anthropology has given her the tools to think beyond simple stereotypes and ideological explanations of social interaction, while the understanding she has of the human potential to achieve anything we put our minds to, which underlies her certification as a transformational life coach, allows Astrid to see what is possible and to appreciate the human capacity to achieve success in the face of adversity, no matter the obstacles. Astrid’s parents instilled in her a love for books, and the natural world that we inhabit. This love has led to a deep appreciation of the written word and the desire to contribute as much as she can towards improving the state of the world. Astrid would like to use her expertise and passion for cultures to help us move forward. She writes transformation fiction: incorporating transformation principles in novels, rather than writing another self-help book. This is more than Up-lit. Astrid’s books are intended to be uplifting, but also to provoke thought and help people question the situations they find themselves in, as well as to identify how they themselves can transcend their circumstances. Astrid is very interested in minority group questions, considerations on social standards of beauty and the negative consequences these have and would like to make the fantasy genre accessible to people of non-white, non-Western backgrounds. Astrid feels the fantasy genre has become too restrictive with limited representations of race, ethnicity, and culture, and seeks to explore other paths on this writing journey, incorporating her background in anthropology and psychology to create engaging experiences, which also provide food for thought on the diverse topics she finds most important, such as racism, minority rights, cultural diversity, culture change, intolerance, humanity’s environmental impact and much more.  

Vesta’s Clockwork Companions (Gears, Cogs, and Puppy Dogs, book 1)

When Vesta Bartlett, a wealthy alchemist and inventor, arrives in England to finalize an arranged marriage and help overhaul a family friend’s outdated ironworks, she never expects to find the family so secretive, nor to develop feelings for her fiancé’s younger brother, Henry. But the growing attraction between Vesta and Henry is just the beginning of their troubles. Things really heat up when they’re drawn into a secret project for Queen Victoria’s military, one that requires Vesta’s knowledge of clockwork and Henry’s iron. An epidemic has wiped out all the dogs in Britain, and beyond. If the military fail in their effort to restore the species, a clockwork creation may be all that stands in the way of a world without canine companionship. Are Vesta and Henry up to the challenge?

Meet Juli D. Revezzo

Juli D. Revezzo loves fantasy and Celtic mythology and writing stories with all kinds of fantastical elements. She is the author of the Antique Magic paranormal series and the Stewards Wars and Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, the historical romances, Camden Girls series, Vesta’s Clockwork Companions, and more. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour. To learn more about this and future releases, visit her at: https://julidrevezzo.com/ Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julidrevezzo or Twitter: https://twitter.com/julidrevezzo Join author’s newsletter here: https://bit.ly/signupforJulisnewsletter

Mail Order Misfit (Bargain Book)

A woman with a broken past, a man with a fragile heart, two people who realize they can be the salve for each other’s wounds.

After tragedy destroys Cara McGregor’s family, her only choice is to become a mail-order bride to a widower in the Dakota territory. When she arrives, she’s thrust into taking care of three resistant children and a distant man.

James Cassidy doesn’t want a new wife, but he needs a mother for his children and helpmate around his farm. Since the jobs go hand-in-hand, he reluctantly takes out a mail-order advertisement to acquire what his family needs. What neither of them expect is the attraction or the affection that develops between them. Their budding romance is interrupted, however, when Cara is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit.

Will James find a way to save Cara? Will they decide their marriage is worth fighting for? And will this family find a way to have a happy life together?

MORE MAIL ORDER BRIDE ROMANCES BY JENNA BRANDT

MAIL ORDER MIX_UP SERIES
Mail Order Misfit
Mail Order Misstep
Mail Order Miscast
Mail Order Misaim
Mail Order Misplay
Mail Order Mister
Mail Order Mishap


WIDOWS, BRIDES, AND SECRET BABIES SERIES
Mail Order Miranda
Mail Order Miriam

SECRET BABY DILEMMA SERIES
Mail Order Madeline



Meet Jenna Brandt

Jenna Brandt is an international bestselling and award-winning author who writes inspirational historical and contemporary romance. Her page-turning books have elements of romance, suspense and faith. She has her own best-selling historical series, Window to the Heart Saga, Mail Order Mix-Up and Civil War Brides, as well as contemporary series, Wild Animal Protection Agency, Billionaires of Manhattan and Second Chance Islands. Additionally, she has created two best-selling multi-author series, The Lawkeepers and Disaster City Search and Rescue based off the life of her husband in law enforcement. She also is the co-creator of the Billionaire Birthday Club and Border Brides series. Both of her books, Waiting on the Billionaire and Lawfully Treasured, were voted into the Top 50 Indie Books of 2018 and her book, The Billionaire’s Birthday Gift was a Finalist for The Best Books We’ve Read All Year 2021 contest.

Rebellion Book II: Book of Soung: SAMPLE CHAPTERS

What if the person you could trust the least was yourself? Qing Dynasty, China. While Lady Choi loved her husband with everything she had in her, she would never be foolish enough to trust him again, would put nothing past him. When new enemies and old ones ally to seek revenge, the very foundations of their faith in one another is shaken to the core. As old lies unravel, new deceptions are revealed and old insecurities resurface, can a love without trust survive?

Meet Grea Alexander

Grea (pronounced Gray) Alexander is a female writer of African American, Native American and French descent who does not write her profiles in the 3rd person. Born and raised in Houston, TX, I have successfully wormed my way across many a border and have, in effect, managed to infect all that I survey with my particular brand of grea-ness. My books are very character-driven with a focus on flawed, dynamic, culturally-diverse characters and strong, smart female protagonists.