A heartfelt & hilarious tale about a workaholic whose blind sushi date turns into a whitewater rafting disaster that puts love at the top of her to-do list.
City girl Jennifer Page works sixteen-hour days and has little time for love. But when her best friend proposes they go on a blind double date, Jennifer doesn’t hesitate to say yes. What’s better for her overworked soul than time with her best friend, a new sushi restaurant, and a cute guy?
Outdoor adventurist Dylan Douglas is surprised when his blind date shows up for whitewater rafting dressed to the nines in high heels. Turns out the only experience she has with the outdoors is when she almost got eaten by a bear as a kid. Despite the mix-up, Jennifer continues with the date and Dylan admires her spunk.
Jennifer and Dylan have little in common, but he turns out to be fun and insightful. As they spend time together, Jennifer realizes an adventurist girl has been hiding inside her this whole time. Will their differences tear them apart or teach them that a rafting disaster can turn into the love of a lifetime?
Meet Susan Hatler
SUSAN HATLER is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. Many of Susan’s books have been translated into German, Spanish, French, and Italian. A natural optimist, she believes life is amazing, people are fascinating, and imagination is endless. She loves spending time with her characters and hopes you do, too.
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Yoshio Yamada is the tall, slender, and intuitive president of the Yamada Investment Group Inc. He Finds himself in a hotel with a woman he doesn’t know.
Arya Dane, a foster child trying to get away from her abusive foster parents, finds herself in the same room. Her virginity sold to the higher bidder.
After a wild night of passion, Yoshio can’t forget about the woman he spent the night with.
Why did this random encounter with a nameless woman mark his heart forever? He doesn’t know but tries to find the woman, but she seems to have vanished off the face of the earth.
On the other side of town Arya leaves the Ono’s to begin her new life. Yoshio buries the feelings he has for her deep in his heart. Not even his massive fortune can fill the hole in his heart. Time moves on but faith has it’s own way of making things right.
Meeting again under astronomic conditions, their relationship begins to blossom. However, all is not well when Yoshio’s mother hand-picks his future wife.
Sora Sato has everything his mother is looking for in a daughter-in-law. Charm and personality are all Arya has to help her win over Yoshio’s mother in the battle for his heart. Will having be Yoshio’s heart be enough to win over his elitist mother, or will she lose more than she knows in the fight for the man of her dreams.
Meet Ann Lee
Ann Lee is an author of South America decent who has stories to tell and wants to share them with as many people as possible.
Lucy is a quiet college undergraduate who is swept off her feet by a church boy. But she soon finds out that Caleb isn’t who she thought he was and when she’s thrown into a love triangle, an emotional Lucy grapples with issues affecting her mental health.
Meet Fabiana Peter
I am a realistic fiction writer who has seen various aspects and wish to share my experiences with people in a fun way, in hopes that they can learn from mistakes made.
Beacon Hill is one of Boston’s exclusive inner-city residential neighborhoods, with rows of crowded city townhouses, private city homes and city mansions lined along narrow city streets. For Edward, life on Beacon Hill was simple and routine, aside from needing a financial opportunity to save his ever-loving skin. With every passing day he came closer to financial doom, until a mysterious woman from out of town enters into his life with claims of having information to a buried treasure chest, buried in a secret grave somewhere in an old colonial graveyard in downtown Boston, and with the promise of riches for whoever finds it. Needing his help to locate the graveyard and the grave containing the treasure chest, she was willing to share the treasure with him. With only a few clues leading to where this old downtown Boston colonial graveyard and treasure chest could be, together they try solving the mystery to the secret buried treasure. Their journey begins on Beacon Hill and takes them into downtown Boston and to the national historic sites of “The Boston Freedom Trail.” The Freedom Trail holds the secret to a buried treasure chest buried in 1775 during The American Revolutionary War, buried to hide it from the British and from George Washington’s Continental Army. Together while solving the clues to the mystery of the buried treasure chest, the buzz of romance was in the air. But when things get complicated, he finds out she was hiding a secret. The romance that just began now begins to fall apart. Her only chance to prove she is sincere was to move to Beacon Hill. But the secret past tells a crafty tale and no one can change the past.
Grace Thomas has everything she desires. With three fabulous best friends and a successful career running her late father’s company, her life is exactly where she wants it. Until she falls head over heels…for the enemy. Conflict of Interest is the hilarious first book in the Taking Chances contemporary romance series. If you like strong and savvy heroines, hunky heroes, and snappy dialogue, then you’ll adore Katie Bachand’s sexy boardroom-to-bedroom romp.
Meet Katie Bachand
A coffee-lovin’ romance writer who dreams of tweed blazers and nifty boots but lives in sweatshirts and yoga pants. #livesvicariouslythroughbooks
Thrust into the king’s Trials, Caitin was bitten and left to die. But the broody captain broke through the guards and ripped the gate off the arena to save her. In an act of vengeance, the king binds their souls together, forcing Caitin to survive or kill the man who saved her. Layke never thought the gods would bless him with a mate but there she was… standing before him, locked in the dungeons, tied as a participant in the king’s evil Trials. His heart skipped a beat, knowing he would do whatever he could to ensure she lives. Even bind his life to hers… In a last chance at survival, Layke helps Caitin escape but now he must tell her the truth. He’d already lost his kingdom, he couldn’t lose her too.
Meet M.R. Polish
M.R. Polish has been writing since she was a young girl. She would tell her stories to anyone who would listen until she discovered she could put them onto paper. Out on the ocean is her favorite place to be and would live on a cruise ship if she could, traveling the world, but alas, adulting and responsibilities keep her grounded. M.R. is happily married to someone who would gladly follow her onto a ship and sail away. They have four kids, who might be more adventurous jet-setters than their mother. “Life is too short to stand by and watch everyone else live your dreams. The bigger the dream, the bigger the adventure!” ~ M.R. Polish You can contact M.R. Polish here: Website: www.mrpolishauthor.com Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/m.r.polish.author And… it’s new for me, but it’s about to get fun… TikTok: firstname.lastname@example.org Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/M-R-Polish/e/B00AS0TWQK (I’m on other platforms but… not as much so this is your best shot at finding me!)
Have you heard the rumors of what lies beneath the PDX Airport?
During an emergency evacuation, an airline supervisor is trapped with 4 others beneath the airport searching for an escape route. Terror grips the group while the airport doors are in lock-down. They are pursued by what appears to be port police officers, but something doesn’t feel right. A foreboding sense tells her not to trust them.
Desperate to get to the one security door she thinks might work, she struggles to avoid being intervened by the men in uniform that she comes to know can’t be trusted.
The supervisor juggles her innate need to be in control to find safety yet shake off the hidden attraction to the FBI Agent among the five of them. Does he feel it too? Will they eventually find safety . . . and romance? Their power struggle of who trumps who in the security hierarchy plays out throughout their dilemma
Their escape appears hopeless until another person in the group reveals a big secret about what lies beneath the airport. How does he know this? It’s a thrill ride from the time they become trapped until the surprise ending you won’t see coming. Who will survive today . . . and who won’t? You will never see the airport the same way again!
You’ll love this roller coaster action because everyone enjoys twists, turns, and unlikely heroes.
Meet JL LeGerrette
JL LeGerrette’s first publication is a small biographical collection of short stories and poems titled The Colors of My Life. It’s a laugh-out-loud funny recollection that might possibly bring a tear to your eye as well. You can also read about this particular, very important journey at her blog site- http://jllegerrette.com/blog/so-here-s-the-thing
She is also the author of the thriller titled You’re Clear. With a background as an Airline Customer Service Agent for an airline, combined with her lifetime role as a hairdresser for over forty years, she has combined those experiences of “understanding all walks of life” to spin out her fun tale. “There are few exceptions of careers where people allow you to come into their small bubble and remain,” she shares when speaking of her career as a hairdresser. “You learn to ‘feel’ what people are ‘thinking’.”
Her latest work is a small children’s book titled Our Days. This book is based on a poem written by JL LeGerrette when her children were small. It hints at the exhausting daily activities that come with raising children while merging with the unconditional love a parent has for them. It’s about the beautiful memories that are being created during those wonderful years.
She lives in the Pacific Northwest, hating and loving the rain, cherishing Spring and Fall as old friends, and waiting anxiously for their peaceful visits.
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.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 spent much of her adult life in Pennsylvania working for a large corporation. After her daughter was born, she relocated to North Carolina and began working as a Realtor while operating a recreational business with her husband. Her current home is near a lake reminiscent of the Rideau Lakes, which provided 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 own cottage. Among her interests are swimming, painting, cooking, baking, and of course, writing and storytelling. But it’s the simple things of life that bring the most enjoyment, like the beauty of the trees outside the window of her writing room as they change with the seasons, watching the sunrise and sunset, and being entertained by her kitties as they interact and play. Many of these interests and life experiences are woven into the pages of her books.
Discover poems that tackle both the benefits and pitfalls of love and relationships. The first section focuses on being unattached and full of hope. The second is all about being in a relationship that’s full of love but also worry. The third looks at being single again after the collapse of a relationship.
Meet D. T. Adams
D. T. Adams is the pen name of an anonymous British writer. He’s self-published ten e-books to date, including a novel, a collection of short horror stories, micro fiction, poetry and more. He’s inspired by the world we live in today, as well as imaginary worlds of fantasy, horror and everything in between.
Theophano is a young woman living a peaceful and sheltered life among people who love her. Her father raises her as an equal to his sons and his only ambition for her is to be happy. However, everything will suddenly change when she is forced to move to a distant and inhospitable foreign land where she will have to face insults, challenges, and grave dangers. Will she find the strength to survive, or will she be lost in the darkness of the Middle Ages among people who hate her?
This novel is set in the second half of the tenth century (950-999) and moves between history and myth. It follows a basic historical framework, but most of it is fiction. My inspiration was the life of a great Greek Byzantine woman who became queen of a big Western Empire and managed to influence European civilization like no other. She was the woman that became the Queen of chess.
Meet Maria D. Georgiou
My name is Maria D. Georgiou. Georgiou is the first name of my father, who died when I was young, leaving a gaping hole in my life. Growing up on a farm, I learned to love animals, nature and ordinary people. I have fond memories of my childhood which I consider the basis for a balanced life. My two children are growing up in the city which I always find fascinating, yet complicated. I was lucky because I had good teachers who taught me to love myself and my mistakes. Now, I try to do the same with my own students. I studied education and journalism, but my great love is history. Together with my children and husband I traveled a lot around the world, and this was better than the best university. My motto in life is some words of the ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle: To train the mind without training the heart is worthless.