Title: First Comes Love Anthology
Authors: Dakota Madison & Sierra Avalon, Wendy Ely, Mel Curtis, Allyson R. Abbott, Debby Conrad, K T Bryan, Iona Findley, Marie-Nicole Ryan, and Kara Keen
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Captain’s Orders by Karen Keen
She seduced the wrong captain, and that's just the beginning.
Cole Carleton, captain of the cruise ship Sunset, decides to capture Tania's heart after she mistakenly seduced his twin brother.
After a night they’ll never forget, he finds out what really brought her aboard in the first place.
Is Tania only using him to rescue her sister from her captors? Or is their sizzling attraction real?
After a career in public relations and advertising, I got tired of writing half-truths and decided to write the whole truth – love is all you need! Embarrassing my family by writing hot stories about the many ways men and women get together is an endless source of fun for me.
Opening Hearts by Iona Findley
Pregnant and alone at 35!
Jessalyn O'Donnell returns from her best friend's wedding with a surprise of her own. She knows how it happened -- three sex-filled nights with a smokin' hot guy, known only as Sam -- but she has no way to get in touch with him.
When smokejumper Sam Ricci returns to his hometown after the annual firefighting season ends, he has no plans for fatherhood. His lifestyle is too risky, and he loves his job -- almost as much as he loves women. Everything changes when he runs into Jessalyn again and discovers her plans for single parenthood.
Sam doesn’t want to be tied down. Jessalyn would rather go it alone than deal with an absent husband. So why, when a twist of fate brings them together again, does it feel so right?
Iona Findley combines compelling characters, strong family relationships, and realistic conflicts to create a beautiful balance of heat, heartache, and happiness. Her acclaimed HERO’S HEART Series and her new family saga, THE TOUSSAINTS can be found on most digital retailers. For a complete listing of books, and news about upcoming releases visit IonaFindley.com or follow her author page on Amazon. Thinking about contacting Iona directly? Please do!
Amber Rules by Mel Curtis
Meet the Rules. For years, Amber Rule was the main attraction in her father's self-help infomercials, his personal before-to-after example of how to transform your life: overweight to svelte adolescent, dependent teen to independent adult, social dork to paparazzi princess. Dooley Rule pointed out all of Amber's failings - on camera no less - and then made it appear he'd fixed them. He used Amber to hawk his personal life coaching services and peddle his motivational books. She had no interest in the Dooley Foundation and the Rules of Attraction it hawked: Choose, Voice, Trust, Welcome. But then her father dies, leaving Amber and the rest of gossip hungry L.A. wondering what celebrity secrets her father kept. All Amber has to do to ensure her secrets are safe, earn her inheritance and return to her normal, paparazzi lacking life is improve the mental game of the biggest bad-ass in the NBA, Evan Oliver. Too bad Amber knows nothing about basketball or life coaching. Too bad Even Oliver is determined to do things his own way, especially when it comes to teaching Amber a new set of rules.
Melinda Curtis is an award winning, USA Today recommended, Amazon best selling author. She writes independently published, steamy Hollywood Rules series as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: “Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood’s Golden Age except a lot hotter.” Melinda also writes the Harmony Valley series of sweet and emotional romances for the Harlequin Heartwarming line. Brenda Novak says: “Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf”.
Holding Her Own by Marie-Nicole Ryan
Going undercover as newlyweds is a dangerous game... Falling in love isn't part of the deal.
FBI Special Agent Caitlyn Chaney believes in going strictly by the book. She's determined to prove that her success has nothing to do with her father's position in the government. Fellow Agent Jake LeFevre is used to running undercover ops his way. He's not too happy with his new boss whose undercover experience is limited at best. He needs a partner who can hold her own.
Marie-Nicole Ryan was born in a small western Kentucky town, but after college and marriage, she said “Good bye” to small town life. After spending three years as an army wife, she landed in Nashville, TN, where she spent several decades working as an R.N. and case manager. Finally in 2002, she achieved her dream of becoming a published author.
She loves all sorts of lawmen and private detectives. She writes contemporary romantic suspense, as well as erotic historical western romance. She won a 2008 EPPIE for her erotic romantic suspense TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. In addition, her mystery/suspense novel, ONE TOO MANY, was a 2009 EPPIE Finalist.
The Edge of Trust by KT Bryan
The stakes are incredible. Failure is unimaginable. The malice unthinkable.
Living a nightmare…
When EDGE operative Dillon Caldwell follows a direct order to bring down the Sanchez Brothers drug cartel, he never imagines that his wife, Sara, would be next on the cartel’s hit list.
Dillon thought nothing could match the pain of losing his wife, but when Sara mysteriously turns up twelve months later, beaten yet alive, he realizes he was wrong. She has secrets she’s unwilling to share, secrets that could cost them their lives.
Hunted by a relentless killer...
Rafael Sanchez has turned a vendetta into a war with no rules. He has taken retribution to an extreme and wants to shatter more than just Dillon’s life. He wants to destroy every reason Dillon has left for living.
One way in, and no way out...
Trapped in a hostile jungle, Dillon and Sara have nowhere to turn, nowhere to hide, and they find themselves shifting from the shadows of vengeance into the sunlight of justice. In order to survive, they can trust no one, will betray anyone, and are determined to win at whatever the cost.
Even if it means going over the edge.
I'm an action, adventure, and romantic suspense/thriller author who enjoys good wine, great art, Tuscany, and a touch of mayhem. (You never know what you might see when you wake up suddenly in the dark.) I'm the author of TEAM EDGE.
The EDGE Of Trust is the first book I ever wrote and I've been very fortunate in gaining some amazing fans and also garnering some really cool awards. About two months after I published my first book (The EDGE Of Trust), my husband was diagnosed with cancer. He's gone through three major surgeries (bladder, spine, kidney) since 2012, and we're not done yet (getting close though!). Your kindness, support, and kind reviews keeps me going on the days I don't think I can. For that, I thank you all.
My alter ego writes romantic comedy as Katie Bryan. If you like romantic comedy with a Christmas theme, a sexy rich guy, an Irish heroine who mutters in Gaelic, a crazy bet, a long held secret, and lots of pets then chances are, you'll enjoy LOVING LOGAN. And there's more on the way!
Chances Are by Debby Conrad
Curious about her birth mother, Jenna Caldwell leaves Chicago and sets off to find the woman who gave her up for adoption. But her life is turned upside down one fateful night. After surviving an automobile accident, which leaves one woman dead, Jenna realizes her life has been stripped away. She’s trapped in the body of another woman.
Jack Bolinger finds it hard to believe his wife doesn’t remember him, their daughter, or their rocky marriage. He finds it even harder to believe he’s falling in love with this woman. But something is different about her since the accident, which left her with amnesia, or so he thinks. In fact, he swears she isn’t the same person at all. However, when he suspects that prior to the accident she may have hired someone to kill him, he soon realizes the mistake he’s made by trusting her.
Jenna must try to stop a vicious killer from harming Jack. At the same time she must try to prove her love for her newfound husband, along with proving her innocence. Starting over with so many lies standing between them, and a killer on the loose, could be the biggest challenge of their lives. But these two people have no choice but to forget about their pasts and let love save them.
CHANCES ARE is the first book in the Chance At Love series.
Sexy reads with a dash of humor and a slice of suspense!
DEBBY CONRAD has been spinning tales since junior high school when she would force her younger sister and a few close friends to listen to her fantasies and dreams. Back then she had no idea her silly tales would end up in print, or that her later dream of becoming a novelist would come true.
Debby lives with her husband in NW Pennsylvania, has two grown daughters, four grandchildren, a Chihuahua and a miniature Dachshund who does not like being ignored while she writes.
The Nines by Dakota Madison and Sierra Avalon
Vengeance is mine not the Lord’s. It’s what I breathe for. It’s what I’m still living for. I live for the moment when I will literally have his eye for mine. It’s been two years. Two long and difficult years, but my plan is nearly complete. When I’m not in a hospital having doctors try to repair my ravaged body I spend my time on the computer, doing hacking jobs for large corporations and governments who don’t want to get their hands dirty or be associated with a job if things go sideways. But they don’t have any reason to worry. I’m meticulous, so I’ll never get caught. Just one thing stands in my way: The mysterious young woman without a past who desperately wants to be part of my future. I just need to figure out why…
USA TODAY Bestselling author Dakota Madison is known for writing New Adult and contemporary romance with a little spice and lots of heart. She likes to explore current social issues in her work. Dakota is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry. When she’s not at her computer creating spicy stories Dakota likes to spend time with her husband and their bloodhounds at their home outside Phoenix, Arizona. Dakota also writes under the pen names SAVANNAH YOUNG, SIERRA AVALON and REN MONTERREY.
Touching Ed by Allyson R Abbott
A delightful book, focusing on the story of Abby (in her 50s) and Ed (in his 60s), two people who aren't kids anymore, but who just might be ready again for a chance at love, this novel is a wonderful departure from the typical contemporary romance, making Touching Ed a truly great book for any reader who loves contemporary women’s romance, but is burned out on stories focusing mainly on the younger crowd. Their desire and passion for each other, is just as interesting and just as sizzling as those written about younger people.
I 'm very lucky to have the indulgence of time and space to enable me to write. I took a sabbatical from work to accompany my partner on his bucket list travels and adventures, and never went back. I really thought I would struggle with all the free time, so decided to write to keep myself occupied. Now writing has consumed my time and I am never sure where we will be or when, hence my novels could be classed 'international' as they may have been written across a few countries. We are still travelling, although we do pop back to the UK for a few months every now and again.
I love the fact that no matter what our age we can use new technology to connect to the rest of the world and enhance our lives. Back in the UK I have my friends and family and with emails, phones, skype or face-time, we are never out of touch for long. Even my mother at eighty-six uses face-time to catch up with me. I have the world at my fingertips and only twenty-four hours away from anywhere.
Being a 'mature aging gracefully' woman, I feel akin to the problems of aging and relationships. I spent many years on my own before finding my truly remarkable and very patient partner who I happily gave up my whole world for. My stories are about mature relationships with mature people. People who have character and humour, who have a history; people just like us.
I like to call it Hen Lit, not Chick Lit, but it is not just about falling in love. They are about real relationships.
I hope you enjoy my stories. Please check my web page or social media pages if you would like to contact me. I love emails and try to answer every one as soon as possible.
Confessions by Wendy Ely
Can Chelsea and Jordan find their child, and rediscover each other?
When Chelsea Montgomery vanished eleven years ago, her hometown thought she’d been abducted. In truth, she'd given up the daughter she'd secretly had with Jordan Case.
Now he confronts her to help find the child. With a little girl's fate hanging in the balance, will the uneasy partnership -- stained by the past -- transform into something else?
Wendy Ely is a USA Today bestselling author, who writes some romantic suspense, really hot stories, and the wonderful happily-ever-after. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her two teenagers, and two crazy cats. When she isn't busy writing new stories, she enjoys time outdoors by taking trips to the hot desert or swimming at the lake.