Faithfully Yours

When Jenny discovers her high school sweetheart is marrying another woman, will she fight for a second chance at true love? Michael and I used to be inseparable, but when I saw him kiss another girl at a high school graduation party, my heart was broken. My first summer break from college means I have to return to our small town and see him again after our emotional breakup, but I’m still bitter over the lost future I always thought we would share. When my younger sister reveals that Michael is engaged, I realize I’m not ready to give him up. He’s moved on, with a beautiful fiancée who seems to make him happy, but can I stand by and lose the love of my life forever? Faithfully Yours is the heartfelt first book in the Cherish Creek sweet small town romance series. If you like high school sweethearts, true love confessions, and close knit families, you’ll love Alessa Martel’s wholesome second chance romance.

Meet Alessa Martel

Alessa Martel is the pen name of sweet small town romance writing team consisting of a high school student and her mother, a bestselling, award-winning author of novels for teens and adults. They live in Northeast Ohio, where homework and a full-time job keep them busy, so they share story ideas late at night and weekends, usually while eating too many potato chips and catering to their cats.

The Hastie Girls: A Coming-of-Age Journey of Two Sisters Part 1

The Hastie Girls, a coming-of-age book, is the first installment of a two-part series. Set in the 1950s, within the confines of sheltered English village life, Emily only yearned for a small-town romance, and Belle sought adventure with aspirations to be a doctor. A journey of shocking naivety to shattered dreams and where the sisters’ loyalties will be challenged.

Meet Jaycee Fox

Jaycee Fox writes novels and is devoted to giving her reader a story that will resonate deeply and won’t be soon forgotten. She has written many articles on various subjects, including health and wellness. Jaycee has worked in the field of biostatistics and as a teacher and uses all these life experiences in her writing. Her main inspiration for her first series comes from her mother’s journey of growing up in the English countryside, and Jaycee’s own close sisterhood bond. Jaycee grew up in Nova Scotia but was born in England and now lives in Arizona with her husband. She has two sons and a daughter – all now in pursuit of their own dreams. The Hastie Girls is her first novel. You can email Jaycee at [email protected]

All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

Jillian Magee, a fifth-grade math teacher who loves Christmas, has a freezer filled with Christmas cookies, all her Christmas gifts wrapped, and the red scarves all knitted for her caroling party. Unfortunately, the universe seems bent on depriving her of joy this season, even when it supplies her with a well-intentioned celestial do-gooder—a quirky female version of Jacob Marley.

Tristán Solano, famous as Trystan Sol in the rock music world, grew up across the street from Jillian Magee, his first friend at five years old and the woman he left in order to grab the brass ring. After eight years with a popular group, earning more money than he can possibly spend in one lifetime, he longs for his old, uncomplicated life. As Christmas approaches, he leaves the band and heads home with his four-year-old daughter.

Will Jillian have her heart broken again, or can she and Tristán overcome the past and keep each other warm this Christmas?


Meet Annalisa Russo

Annalisa Russo is a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the burbs of Chicago. Along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of three grown children, she now shares her home with a narcissistic cat named Buster who really runs the show.

A Perfect Mess

I know what you did last summer.

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did

Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers–all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.

Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer–sexy Booker.

Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s “accident.”Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.

As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess. Don’t miss the new full length novels, Resisting Samantha and Handling Skylar!

Hope Parish Novel Series:
A Perfect Secret Series
Three Perfect Girls. Three Perfect Secrets. One Unholy Trinity

BOOK 1: A PERFECT MESS (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 2: A PERFECT MISTAKE (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 3: A PERFECT DILEMMA (Braxton and River Pearl)

Hope Parish Novellas

BOOK 4: FINALLY AGAIN (Evie and Win)
BOOK 5: BEAUTY SHOT (Deke and Minnie)
BOOK 6: MARK ME (Rory and Savannah)
BOOK 7: A PERFECT WEDDING (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 8: A PERFECT HOLIDAY (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 9: A PERFECT QUESTION (Braxton and River Pearl)

Resisting the Fall Series
Three broken girls, three horrible pasts, one set of bad boys to guide them home
 
BOOK 10: RESISTING SAMANTHA (Chase and Samantha)
BOOK 11: HANDLING SKYLAR (Jake and Skylar)
BOOK 12: SHELTERING LAWSON (Ethan and Lawson)

Check out all the books: bit.ly/hopeparishnovels


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.

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.

Rejected by Love’s Nobility: Secrets Behind the Curtain, Book 1 (Bargain Book)

Eloise leaves her hometown after she witnesses a tragedy that causes her to seek an escape. She finds her way in New York and enjoys a few years of peace and success. 
But when the family of the man she loves begins to ask questions about her past, she is forced to confront demons she has pushed back for years. This, coupled with an unexpected letter from someone from the past takes Eloise back home and forces her on an unraveling choice to make between justice and love.

Will she choose to seek justice or seek love?


Meet Lane Anderson

Author Lane Anderson has a passion for writing. She hails from the small town of Mattoon, Illinois. Before she started writing historical romance, Lane wanted to experience living in a big city. That’s when she decided to attend the University of Chicago, where is studied English Literature.

She currently resides in the UK alongside her wonderful and loving husband.

When she’s not writing, she can be found sipping coke zero and chomping on buttery popcorn while watching Netflix dramas with her husband and two cats Sunny and Jasper.

Born to Be My Baby (The Sumner Brothers Series Book 1)

USA Today calls Lori Ryan and Kay Manis the “ideal romance-writing duo.” Find out why in this sexy, heart-warming new series.

She didn’t want him home any more than he wanted to be there…

Ben Sumner left the suffocating small town of Canyon Creek, Colorado ten years ago and never looked back. Until father’s death brings him home. He and his brothers soon discover that his parents have leveraged the family land in order to secure funds to build their dream lodge. If Ben and his brothers don’t find a solution fast, his mother could lose everything.

After years of struggling to find her place in the world, Maggie Lawrence has discovered where she belongs—at the Lodge at Canyon Creek. Managing the facility, working alongside the staff and the owners, she’s found her calling, and a family she never had before. But all that is threatened when Ben comes waltzing in, acting as if he knows what’s best and taking over her job.

She’ll fight tooth and nail to keep her position at the lodge, even if that means battling the oh-so-sexy Ben Sumner every step of the way. Now she just has to figure out how to keep her hands off the man while she works to keep the independent life she’s finally found.

Born to be My Baby is the first book in the Sumner Brothers Series and can be read as a standalone book.

If you love characters that make you laugh, make you cry, and grip you with emotions, you’ll love The Sumner Brothers Series, all available now.

Born to be My Baby, Book 1 (Ben and Maggie)

Never Say Goodbye, Book 2 (Emmett and Elle)

Thank You for Loving Me, Book 3 (Max and Devlin)

With These Two Hands, Book 4 (Aaron and Kayleigh)

I’ll Be There for You, Book 5 (Jake and Lina)

If That’s What it Takes, Book 6 (Grant and Sophie)

This book was previously published as His Frenemy.


Meet Lori Ryan & Kay Manis

Hi! it’s Lori here. We could do the boring old bio stuff here—and we will—but, first, I want to tell you about the two of us.

Me and Kay, Kay and me, we’re besties and buddies and soulmates and the mostest of everything. Writing with Kay is a BLAST! I love, love, love what we create when we get together. When we first started talking about writing books together, I didn’t imagine it would be this great. I’m so dang proud of the books and series we’ve put together. The heroes are steamy and sexy, the heroines strong and powerful…and, maybe, a little goofy, like me and Kay. We hope you love the people of Canyon Creek as much as we do. We hope you love coming back to the town and visiting again and again. We hope you want to stay there forever. We do.

Now, here’s the regular bio stuff I promised, along with links to each of our websites where you can find the stuff we write separately, in case you can’t get enough of us!

Lori Ryan is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She lives with an extremely understanding husband, three wonderful children, and two mostly-behaved dogs in Austin, Texas. It’s a bit of a zoo, but she wouldn’t change a thing.

Lori published her first romance novel in April of 2013 and has loved every bit of the crazy adventure this career has taken her on since then. She is a hybrid author, publishing both independently and through SilverHart Publishing.

To see what Lori writes on her own, visit her website at www.loriryanromance.com.

In addition to being an author, Kay Manis ia also a wife and mom. She lives with her husband and daughter in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, Texas. In January of 2012, after listening to Kay blather on and on about the millions of book ideas floating around in her head, her daughter finally reached her limit and said, “Just write it Mom!” They were the four most important words to Kay’s new career and a catalyst for everything she’s done since. In other words, she owes it all to her daughter! If you ask Kay, she’ll tell you she can’t thank her daughter enough for her motivating words and belief that Kay could do more with her talents.

To see what Kay writes on her own, visit her website at www.kaymanis.com.

Snowflake Wishes, Christmas Kisses

Cyber security expert Cord McQuada heads back home with his twelve-year-old niece in tow. Not that he ever planned to return after the community booted him out eight years ago. And since his only Christmas presents growing up came from the local gas station, he’d rather skip the town’s over-the-top festivities.

Giselle Delacroix, heir to a French fashion line, decides to jump ship and open a children’s clothing store. Busy and overworked, the last thing Giselle needs is a Christmas romance—even if the man involved is every woman’s pièce de résistance.

Melah, Heaven’s unofficial matchmaker, sends her new protégée to quell problems, but can she help Cord and Giselle ignite some Christmas sparks?


Meet Annalisa Russo

Annalisa Russo, a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the ‘burbs of Chicago, published her first historical romance in 2012. Her Christmas novels are sweet and contemporary romances, and her historical novels chronicle the lives of Italian immigrants in the 1920s and 30s.
On a personal note, along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of two grown children, she now shares her home with a narcissistic tabby named Buster who really runs the show.

Red Maple Falls Series Bundle: Books 7-9

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Love blooms in the New Hampshire town of Red Maple Falls in this newest collection of utterly romantic small-town love stories! Meet the Marshall family as they navigate the ups and downs of love and fight for their happily ever after.

Charmed by Chase: Chase and Bex
Sparks will fly when a small-town firefighter meets Hollywood’s It Girl.

Drowning in scandal, Bex Shepard leaves L.A. behind for the small town of Red Maple Falls. She only plans on hiding out until the media storm blows over, never expecting to fall head over heels for a local fireman.

Chase Marshall’s life hasn’t always been easy, but he and his siblings have managed to make the best of it. He loves his job, but when he gets sent to rescue another damn cat from another damn tree, his patience is tested. Though he soon realizes the owner of the one-eyed cat isn’t as crazy as he suspected,and he can’t seem to get enough of her.

When the world Bex is hiding from discovers her and exposes Chase and his family to the spotlight, old secrets will be revealed, making Chase question the life he thought he knew. Will their love be enough to weather the storm? Or will they crash and burn, becoming another Hollywood love story that is over before it even begins?

Blindsided by Brooke: Brooke and Tyler
To reach the top, they’ll have to reach for each other.

Brooke Marshall is trapped… in her home town, in her minimum wage job, and in her lack of relationships. The only thing she has to look forward to is trivia night. Her dream in fashion design disappeared when her bank account reached zero, and she feels doomed to remain in Red Maple Falls till the end of time.

Tyler Carrington grew up rich and spoiled, but is ready to get out from under his father’s thumb and make something of his own. After buying property to start a vacation home business, he dives in headfirst. Only he’s not too sure of what he’s doing. Good thing Brooke is savvy in how to make something sell.

The trivia rivals turn the other cheek to help each other out, but when an opportunity comes to Brooke to get out of Red Maple Falls, will she stay put or leave the man she loves behind?

Lusting After Layla: Layla and Declan
Danger meets the small town of Red Maple Falls in the newest installment of the utterly romantic series.

At twenty years old Layla Marshall devoted her life to raising her baby brother and sister after their mom died in a car accident. Now twelve years later and all grown up, her siblings have started their own lives, leaving Layla to combat loneliness in a much too quiet house. To fill the void, she finds herself spending time at the local bar with the sexy but mysterious tattooed owner who she has secretly harbored feelings for.

Pub owner, Declan Dwyer, has been living with a secret for the last five years, deceiving the people of the small town of Red Maple Falls where he has chosen to hide out. He has kept to himself, but Layla Marshall has been on his radar since the first time he laid eyes on her in her purple scrubs. He’s maintained his distance though, afraid of a past that could mean death to him or anyone he cares for.

When his past catches up to him, threatening to destroy all he has, Declan has to decide if he’s going to flee again or stay and fight for a life and love he never imagined for himself.

A Chance to Come True

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Sometimes your dreams are out there, just waiting for a chance to come true.

Caity Jones wasted a lot of years waiting for the “two kids, a dog and a white picket fence” dream to come true, but she’s ready to move on now. Letting go of society’s idea of the perfect life, she’s purchased a five-acre property in the small rural town of Willows. She’s determined to live a solitary life and become a writer. And that means staying away from men altogether.

Tom Murray owns and runs the local feed store in Willows. His marriage was a failure but his family is strong, and he can’t imagine a world that didn’t include his three young children. He’s an uncomplicated man, living an uncomplicated life–and he has every intention of keeping it that way.

Both are mature … both have baggage … and both have agendas that don’t include romance.

And then they meet.