The Light and the Loyalists

In a twist of fate, outcast Zaharina crosses paths with quirky college boy Emir, and they soon discover a shared destiny. Together, they search for other chosen ones to help them save the world from intergalactic war, but enemies trail close behind and danger lurks at every turn. An epic found family adventure with a side of sweet romance.

Meet Viera and Veronika Landis

Viera and Veronika Landis are a mother/daughter writing duo from Ohio, USA. They love reading and writing together, and share a love for Rick Riordan, Ben Platt and all things Marvel. They also love music and animals, many of whom are featured in their stories. Together, they have written and published nine books in the same bookverse, all in the last few years.

When One Door Closes

Even though it has been over a year since Alexander’s mother had murdered him, Lady Ann is still grieving for her deceased fiancé. So, when Lord Bright makes a simple request for aid in chaperoning his sister during the upcoming season, Ann decides some time in London might be what she needs to overcome her sorrow. Unfortunately, Ann and Patrick aren’t in London a full day before they both discover they should have had someone chaperoning them instead. An innocent night spent in the library, searching for books, leads Lady Ann and Lord Bright right into an unwanted wedding ceremony. Even though neither wanted the marriage, they are both determined to make it work. So, when he offers to take it slowly and go through the motions of their missed courtship, Ann gladly accepts. Patrick and Ann are delighted to discover that with each offered flower and carriage ride taken, they can’t help but fall in love with each other. But wait – you didn’t expect things to be that easy, did you? Just as Patrick and Ann are ready to admit they are in love, a devious plot threatens to destroy their fragile bond. This new scandal could not only ruin both their lives, it could also get someone killed.

Meet Regina Puckett

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.

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.

Swept Away

Rora Nepas has a dream, to leave the lonely piece of storm battered seashore that she has called home for too many years. Letting the legacy of being a thief’s daughter fade into the dust of her slowly crumbling cottage, if only she could control the impulse to steal everything that glitters. 

Cyraes is the mysterious eight legged merman who washes ashore, dripping blue blood from a serious injury and bound in seaweed. Bringing with him the ultimate temptation, a beautiful jeweled hairpin that tempts Rora’s will. For so long, she had dreamed of nothing but the stars guiding her on a journey all her own. Now she has a new friendship built on lies, but as the threat of the blistering storms battering the coast grows ever stronger. It will only be a matter of time before walls fall down and a choice will be made.

Will she choose her collection of precious treasures and lies? Or will she choose a new life exploring the world under the sea?


Meet Clair Gardenwell

A life long lover of reading, Clair is a classic introvert that loves animals, a cool glass of lemonade, and a a thick book on her lap. She is always on the hunt for an idea for her next novel, her inspiration frequently coming after a nap or a binge of her favorite shows.

Her Favorite Fairytale is Beauty and the Beast.

She adores Pikachu with all her heart.

Owls are her spirit animal.

Her preferred snacks are yogurt covered craisins and cheez doodles.

Do not take her cup of Diet Dr. Pepper, Coffee, or Tea out of her hand or you will meet a human puddle.

She has a (small) love affair for pizza.

Unlikely Hero

After a painful marriage break-up, rowing coach Jeff Nicholls welcomes school teacher Lauren’s support as he fights for visiting rights to his stepdaughter. For Lauren, helping him is a welcome distraction from the emotional stress of her father’s deteriorating health. Their difficult circumstances pull them into a relationship but when a devastating family secret is revealed, is it time for Jeff to choose – his stepdaughter, or his girlfriend?

Meet Jena Petrie

When I’m not writing or reading, I can often be found in my garden when I love growing brightly colored flowers. Or I might be on the pillion seat of my hubby’s motorbike as we explore the back country roads near our home.

California Promises

How can you be totally, absolutely, completely, brutally honest when you can’t even admit the truth to yourself? It’s much easier for Charlie Sands to hide behind the lie she’s told herself since the day she met Greyson: the guy every girl wants could never love a smartass tomboy like her. Although Greyson Steel is a best friend worthy of Charlie, he knows she deserves a boyfriend who is a match for her lightning fast mind and strong enough not to let anxiety rule his world. And that guy? That could never be him. But when they both start blowing past the protective walls they’ve erected over the years, can they handle love’s honesty or will they crumble like a sandcastle at high tide? In this angsty, friend-to-lovers romance about a brilliant, surfing tomboy and her anxious, fireman best-friend, Erin Spineto, author of Islands and Insulin, spins another “Inspiring tale of being just the right balance of strong and vulnerable.” You’ll love the hilarious, double-dating summer goal, breezy escape to the beaches of San Diego and Maui, and fantastic group of friends. California Promises is the first in the Warrior Women Series, a RomCom series full of female surfers who happen to have diabetes and other autoimmune issues and the men who are strong enough to be with a warrior woman. This is an #ownvoices story for its portrayal of type 1 diabetes by an author with type 1 diabetes.

Meet erin spineto

Erin Spineto started her writing journey in 2011 with Islands and Insulin, her memoir of sailing solo 100 miles down the Florida Keys with type 1 diabetes back in a time when doctors were foolish enough to recommend against this kind of wild adventure with diabetes. She followed it up a few years later with Adventure On, a nonfiction book on using adventure to increase motivation to take care of chronic conditions like diabetes. Since then she has moved on to fiction and is currently working on Warrior Women, a three-book angsty RomCom series full of female surfers who happen to have diabetes and other autoimmune issues. Erin’s journey with autoimmune conditions started in 1996 with type 1 diabetes. She added hyperthyroidism to the mix in 2007, and has rounded out her collection with a little Anti-Synthetase Syndrome, which she thinks is so appropriately abbreviated ASS. Not letting anything slow her down, Erin is also a long-distance endurance adventurer and autoimmune advocate who uses stories to encourage others with chronic illness to go big. Erin started surfing at age five when she stood up on her boogie board and realized waves were so much more fun to ride standing up. Since then she has had a love affair with empty beaches, warm water, and a post-surf lunch of fish tacos and Diet Dr Pepper (though she’s had to give that up to fight the ASS) eaten on a patio in the sun with her own real life hero, Tony, and their two surfing teenagers.

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.

You Make Me Sick… Literally

Nyla Nguyen is thankful to be alive, but how much will she risk to keep it that way? A small town girl with dreams of making it big in the city, Nyla is eager to see where her new life will take her, where her second chance will lead. When a bizarre weather phenomenon very nearly kills her, she is grateful to be alive—to have escaped unscathed. But… did she? When an illness that she thought was a random bout of the flu wreaks havoc on her body, she realizes she may not have been so fortunate after all. Sure she’ll die in a few weeks, Nyla tries to enjoy what is left of her meager life, until she feels better—quite miraculously. Nyla soon discovers that her recovery isn’t so mysterious after all, when a guy she met only once before seems to be responsible. A human antidote. Two sick people. One shared antidote. Trying to stay alive shouldn’t be difficult, right? Nyla will do everything in her power to stay alive, even if it means befriending the guy with the power to make her sick.

Meet Shamika Lindsay

Growing up, all she knew was writing. Shamika has often said that writing gave her voice when she was mute. That was true, to some extent. In the written word, Shamika could transport herself to a place where her thoughts created trees and beautiful streams that birthed a number of living creatures. Before the publication of her first novel, Popularity Rules, she had already written (in actual notebooks) a number of books and was thrilled to share them with the persons around her. After getting a push to take the plunge into the literary world, she did. Shamika Lindsay hopes to always create a world that transports, transports anyone who needs an escape and a chance to venture into something unknown, sometimes impractical, but always safe.

Sworn to Sacrifice

When a Marine rescues a stranger from her abusive boyfriend, their connection evokes a powerful connection of healing and love.

Meet Cristina Ryan

Cristina Ryan lives with her Marine Corp. veteran husband and an entertaining clan of children and pets. She writes clean beach romances set in the fictional town of Malibu Bay. Holidays are a festive time, but there’s something extra special about love during the holidays in Malibu Bay. From friends to lovers to second chances and fake romances, these stories will bring you hope and happiness.

St. Patrick’s Day Surprise

My name is Michelle. I grew up in New York City. Right after high school, a talent agent discovered me and I relocated to Malibu Bay, CA to pursue my acting career. My childhood best friend Elijah followed me out there and opened his own marketing business. A few years later, I fell in love with Anthony. We were looking at rings before long. But instead of getting proposed to, I was dumped for another woman. I’m heartbroken now, and Elijah does all he can to cheer me up. He’s always been there for me. But now I’m feeling something more than just friendship, and so is he. What will happen to our relationship if we fall in love with each other?

Meet Cristina Ryan

Cristina Ryan lives in southern California with her Marine Corp. veteran husband and an entertaining clan of children and pets. She writes clean beach romances set in the fictional town of Malibu Bay. Holidays are a festive time, but there’s something extra special about love during the holidays in Malibu Bay. From friends to lovers to second chances and fake romances, these stories will bring you hope and happiness. Follow Cristina on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cristinaryanauthor/ Cristina’s Website: https://www.cristinaryan.com/ Cristina also writes YA Christian Suspense as Krista Wagner: https://www.kristawagnerauthor.com/