Commanding Sia

Separated by loss. . .reunited by duty…

When Lieutenant Ambrosia “Sia” Soto returns from an investigation into a “pilot error” case aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. James McCloud, she comes face to face with NCIS Special Agent and former lover, Christophe Vargas, the man who was involved in an F-18 Fighter Jet accident that took her brother’s life six years ago. But when another incident aboard the carrier involves the death of a senator’s son whose plane crashed into the deck on a routine training mission, she’s now required to return to the carrier with Chris in tow to face a cunning and dangerous foe. Bombarded both personally and professionally, Sia must trust her instincts and suppress the feelings that surface for her enigmatic and sexy partner.


Meet Zoe Dawson

Zoe Dawson lives in North Carolina. She discovered romance in her teens and has been spinning stories in her head ever since. Her heroes are sexy males with a disregard for danger and whether reluctant, gung-ho, or caught up in the action, show their hearts of gold.

Her imagination runs wild with romances from sensual to scorching including romantic comedy, new adult, romantic suspense, small town and urban fantasy. Look below to explore the many avenues to her writing. She believes that it’s all about the happily ever afters and always will be.

Escape to Osprey Cove


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, gardening, and cooking.. 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.

All the Way

Deny an Innocent Man his Freedom and you Unleash an Outlaw… After surviving nine gruelling years behind bars, Danny King is consumed by a single obsession: Who framed him and why? In his relentless quest for revenge, Danny’s plunged into the seedy world of 1960s gangland London. A shadowy netherworld of vendettas, vice, and rampant police corruption. A chance encounter, in the beating heart of Jimmy Pearce’s London porn empire between Danny and a beautiful fugitive from the Paris Revolt, triggers an unlikely romance. Sorbonne educated Emma is concealing a secret—It’s not just the Sûreté she’s running from, but a merciless enemy with all-embracing tentacles. A suspenseful, noir, thriller that will grip you until the final page… From the dark interior of Her Majesty’s Prisons, through the pulsating energy of Soho’s sleazy, neon streets, to the smoky haze of West London’s clandestine clubs. Discover the sinister forces that conspired to falsely imprison Danny. And why Emma fled the barricades of Paris concealing a deadly secret that could destroy their newfound love. As they dig deeper into the city’s shadowland, they’ll uncover a treacherous maze of crime and deception, until they finally decide that the only way out is to go—All the Way.

Meet Andy Matthews

Andy Matthews is a dog lover, sporadic writer, and author of the novel All the Way. All the Way is the product of Covid but writing has been an integral part of his life for several decades. His working life spanned many bridges culminating with the completion of a BA [Hons] Degree with the Open University in 2013. Andy lives on an island two miles off the UK mainland. Nowadays, he spends his time walking his headstrong cocker spaniel, Fudge. Discussing a myriad of subjects with a diverse group of fellow dog walkers. Visiting family, avoiding shops, and with the time he has left—writing. He studied literature with the OU and was introduced to the work of Katherine Mansfield and other boundary-pushing writers of that era. Learning to read began at an early age. As a toddler, he accompanied his mother every day to the local library. She devoured romance novels like the peppermints she also loved. Latterly, he asked her why she always looked at the last page of each romantic novel before taking it home. She replied: “In case there’s a horrible ending.”

A Country Kind of Love

Second chances … and the secrets that sabotage them.

CeCe Bixby’s life is in flux. After being abandoned by her husband six years earlier she’s managed to cope by focusing on her work as a reporter and on being a good mom to her young son. When her name is leaked in connection with a dangerously controversial story, a fresh start in small town Huckleberry Ridge, Idaho feels safe … until she meets her new landlord, a handsome widower who just may wield the key to her tightly sealed heart.

Shane Wickham is shackled with regret. Ever since playing an unintentional role in his wife’s death, he’s denied himself a second chance at happiness. But once he meets his attractive but fearful new tenant, he feels compelled to help her, and his firm resolve to keep his distance begins to crumble.

Despite an undeniable attraction to Shane, CeCe is terrified to lower her guard and expose herself and her son to the risk of more heartbreak. And though Shane secretly longs to put yesterday behind him, his guilt won’t allow him to pursue the possibility of new love.

Can they find a way to forge a future together, or will regret and deception doom the chance to repair two damaged hearts?

A Country Kind of Love is the heartwarming first book in the Huckleberry Ridge Romance series. If you enjoy clean, feel-good stories with relatable heroines and swoon worthy heroes, then you’ll love K.T. Raine’s tender tale.

Buy A Country Kind of Love for your happy ever after today!


Meet K.T. Raine

Always a sucker for a happy ending, K.T. Raine pens clean, contemporary romance with swoon-worthy heroes, smart, capable heroines, and a good dose of suspense. Oh … and always a dog. She lives in the beautiful mountains of north Idaho with her hubby of 30 years and their beagle mix rescue, Stella. She’s the author of the Huckleberry Ridge Romance series as well as the standalone, Holding Out for Special.

Arresting Her Heart

Noah West has some big shoes to fill…

His brothers are the best first responders in all of Texas.It’s not easy being the rookie cop in a family of overachievers. When Noah decided to follow in his older brothers’ footsteps, he had no idea it was going to make his life a living nightmare. Add to that, a small town filled with nosy neighbors and a history of bad girlfriends, and it’s no surprise that he’s not ready when the girl of his dreams comes crashing into his life.

Audree Hall moved to Faith Valley to forget about her difficult past with men, so she can’t believe when she’s matched with the cop who wrongfully arrested her. They’ve talked for weeks online, and she had no idea it was the same guy, who smugly perp walked her through the police station. She’s tempted to bail on their first meeting, but the dating site can’t be all wrong, can it?

You’ll love this first in series suspenseful romance from award-winning and bestselling author, Jenna Brandt, because everyone loves to see a struggling hero find his way to a happily ever after.

Get this full-length opposites attract, small town cop, enmies-to-love, family drama novel now.

★★★★★Fall in love with a small Texas town filled with heroes willing to put their lives on the line for others. Brothers wearing the same badge, cousins fighting the same fire, paramedics saving citizens, all while trying to find their way to the perfect soulmate.★★★★★

*Trigger Warning: this book has a storyline that includes intense scenes of stalking.

The Secret of the Memory Stone

In the bustling heart of London, a young medical student arrives with dreams of adventure and success. However, her journey takes a thrilling turn when she begins working in the mansion of a wealthy philanthropist. Mysterious events unfold, revealing a hidden world and enigmatic humanoid beings that propel her into a realm beyond human comprehension. A magical red stone and a enigmatic white cat become her guides on this astonishing journey of self-discovery, unravelling secrets that challenge the very essence of reality. Embark on an extraordinary adventure where expectations shatter and the unknown beckons, leaving you eager to unlock the story’s enigmas.

Meet Zara Yan

Zara Jan was born in 1994 in Yerevan, Armenia. Her writing passion began while still in school when she wrote philosophical short stories and another novel as a means of self-discovery. After graduating in law and pedagogy, she moved to Germany, where she decided to follow her dream to write her first fantasy novel and publish it. The first novel of her upcoming fantasy trilogy ‘The Secret of the Memory Stone’ was written in 2022 and published in 2023. As a hobby, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and watching detective genre films. One of her favorite writers is Agatha Christie. Currently, she lives in Germany with her husband and son.

The Broken Road

Kri’s running from a lot of things. Thankfully, she’s got a plan. She’s moving to DC, issuing a moratorium on dating, and burying herself in work. Air Force Captain Kadyn Rand derails Kri’s plan with hurricane force. He’s determined to win her heart, but someone from her dark past refuses to be ignored. Can Kadyn save Kri from her past or will she remain forever broken?

Meet K.S. Ruff

I live in Northern Virginia with my football-crazed husband, two beautiful daughters, and two psychotic Shih Tzus. I teach courses in international relations, foreign policy, peacekeeping, and human security at the American Military University. What can I say? I still love school. I’ve written six romantic suspense novels in the Broken Series, a middle-grade fantasy novel entitled Saving Tir na nOg, and a children’s book entitled Brave Just Like Me. I’m addicted to coffee, dark chocolate, reading, and writing; although not necessarily in that order. Reading will always be my first love. Writing appears to be edging out coffee for second place, unless it’s morning. In the morning, it’s coffee.

On Hallowed Ground

Noah must decide if the woman who has captured his heart is a cold-blooded killer or an innocent pawn in someone else’s deadly game.

On Hallowed Ground received a Readers’ Crown Award qualifying it for the prestigious RONE award, InD’tale Magazine’s acknowledgment of the very best books in the indie and small publishing industries.

Noah, witnesses a stampede on sacred Native American land that claims the life of a college student. While wild horses race through the canyon below, he spies someone else watching the spectacle from the shadows of a nearby grove of trees.

Fallon Youngblood, half Indian, half Irish healer, and spiritual advisor for the Hidden Springs Apache, has just finished her medicine wheel ceremony near tribal burial grounds. With a stampede bearing down, she climbs the closest mesa to safety. Entering a copse of trees, she notices someone else watching the stampede just a few yards away.

In their brief moonlight encounter, Fallon and Noah both suspect the other of starting the stampede yet are attracted to each other at the same time.

During the ensuing homicide investigation, Noah’s attraction to Fallon grows. But, as evidence mounts against her, so does his suspicion about her involvement in the case. When another body is found— shot in the back of the head with a bullet from Fallon’s gun—Noah must make a decision: listen to his head or follow his heart.


Meet Jansen Schmidt

I am an award-winning author of women’s fiction and romance. My debut novel On Common Ground was a finalist in the Great Beginnings Contest sponsored by the Utah chapter of Romance Writers of America and earned a 5-Star Readers’ Choice Award. The first two books in the Grounded Series garnered prestigious Readers’ Crown Awards from InD’Tale Magazine and The Ties That Bind, Book One in the Family Ties Series, earned the Literary Titan Gold Award.

My husband and I moved to historic Vicksburg, Mississippi in 2015, where we own and operate a lovely Victorian B&B. I never pass up a good meal or a good theater production. In my free time I enjoy cruising and trips to Disney World. I love reading romance, thrillers, mysteries, biographies and anything that’s well written and captivating.

Crimson Roses

he can’t outrun the nightmare from her past—

Pepper Chan tried to leave the scars of her abduction behind her when she joined her current veterinary practice. However, a chance encounter with Roddy Eastman, the brother of her former best friend, leaves her shaken and desperate to keep her distance. The last thing Pepper wants to do is relive the terrible ordeal from so many years ago. Her kidnapper was never caught, and Pepper is afraid to trust anyone.

—or avoid the terrifying omens in the present.

Attorney Roddy Eastman is determined to find out why Dr. Chan wants to avoid him. He tries to convince himself that his drive to seek out answers from her is just his concern for his sister’s friend and not something deeper—like his long-standing attraction to her since high school.The sudden murder of her boyfriend makes it clear that a deranged murderer is taunting Pepper, waiting for the right moment to strike. When Pepper reluctantly reaches out to him, Roddy offers her his help. Together, they must dig into her past to uncover the identity of the stalker before his twisted plans can become reality.

***** “The twists of the unique characters kept me guessing until the end. I read it in one day…could not put it down. – Amazon review

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Meet Tess thompson

Tess Thompson is a pen name for two sisters who live 1400 miles apart. Charlene Tess and Judi Thompson combined their two last names into a pseudonym when they began writing novels as a team in 2002. Judi lives with her husband Roger in Houston, Texas. She is a retired supervisor for special education at a local school district. Charlene is a writing teacher and a novelist. She writes educational materials for TeachersPayTeachers.com. She lives in Colorado with her husband Jerry.

The Price of True Love: A Tale of Rohan and Maya

In the enchanting world of “A Tale of Rohan and Maya,” love knows no bounds. Journey with Rohan and Maya as their extraordinary love story unfolds, transcending time and challenges. Set against the backdrop of romance and suspense, this captivating novel delves into the complexities of relationships, the sacrifices made for true love, and the power of destiny. Will Rohan and Maya’s love withstand the tests that fate throws their way? Will love triumph? Can their love endure the test of time, or will fate conspire to keep them apart? This emotionally charged and suspenseful tale keeps you turning the pages until the end. Dive into this captivating blend of romance and mystery and discover the profound depths of love in “A Tale of Rohan and Maya.”

Meet Mathew Thomas

Mathew Thomas is a retired banker with a diverse professional background spanning over thirty-three years in the Banking Industry. He held various roles and responsibilities throughout his career, showcasing his versatility and adaptability. With a solid foundation in Science, Law, Management, and Information Technology, Mathew brings a unique perspective to his writing. While his successful career in banking provided him with financial stability, Mathew’s true passion lies in the world of words. He has always been drawn to the power of storytelling and its ability to connect with people on a deep emotional level. Now, in his retirement, Mathew is dedicated to sharing his stories with the world, allowing his words to resonate with readers far and wide. Driven by his unwavering enthusiasm for writing, Mathew has chosen to explore Romantic fiction genres. His love for love stories stems from his personal belief in the transformative power of love. Inspired by the ultimate love story of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, Mathew’s own life has been profoundly changed. He seeks to capture the essence of this transformative love in his books, aiming to touch the hearts and souls of his readers. Mathew aims to convey messages of hope, faith, and love through his writing. He masterfully weaves together captivating narratives, vibrant characters, and thought-provoking themes that engage readers from start to finish. Each page is infused with his passion, sincerity, and a genuine desire to positively impact the lives of those who read his work. Mathew Thomas’s books transport readers to enchanting worlds where love triumphs over adversity and faith guides the way. His prose has an innate ability to evoke emotions and transport readers to a place where they can find solace, inspiration, and renewed hope. Mathew invites readers on a journey of self-discovery, love, and personal growth with every turn of the page. As an author, Mathew Thomas is committed to leaving a lasting impression on his readers. His books are a testament to his unwavering faith, profound understanding of human nature, and the resilience of the human spirit. Through his words, he invites readers to experience the transformative power of love and to believe in life’s boundless possibilities.