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    Sweet Kisses Limited Edition Box Set – featuring Kissing the Captain – preorder now!

    Kissing the Captain and the Sweet Kisses Box Set
    Kissing the Captain coming soon in the Sweet Kisses Box Set

    I’m beyond excited to share the cover of Kissing the Captain, my contribution to the Sweet Kisses Box Set with you.

    This fantastic set features 21 of the biggest sweet romance authors on the planet so I’m beyond excited to be included in it. Not only am I keeping great company but we’re also raising money for charity with this one.

    The Sweet KissesLimited Edition Box Set is available on all ebook retailes now iBooks, Kobo, Barnes and Noble as well as Amazon and it’s only 99cents.  Why not grab a copy today?

    21 New Heartwarming Romance Books that’ll make you swoon

    A sweet contemporary romance anthology collection with twenty-one original, never-before-seen stories from bestselling and award-winning authors, Including WSJ and USA Today Bestselling Author, Judith Lucci.

    Each piece written for this anthology is to benefit Pets for Vets. Sweet Kisses Box Set is only available for a limited time, so one-click your copy before it’s gone. Twenty-one swoon-worthy heroes. Twenty-one chances to fall in love. Twenty-one happily-ever-afters.

    One great way to help veterans who’ve been injured in service to our country and the Pets that need them. 100% of pre-order profits will be donated to Pets for Vets!

    INCLUDED IN THIS LIMITED EDITION BOX SET:

    Tamie Dearen – The Billionaire’s Practice Kiss

    Judith Lucci – Kissing the Cow King

    Evangeline Kelly – Kissing an Alaskan Man

    Lorana Hoopes – Sealed with a Kiss

    Jo Noelle – Eight Second Kiss

    Jean C. Gordon – Trusting His Kiss

    Jessie Gussman – Dreaming of His Kiss

    Donna K. Weaver – Don’t Kiss the Enemy

    Melanie D. Snitker – Don’t Kiss Me Goodbye

    Monique McDonell – Kissing the Captain

    Michelle Pennington – First Kiss Train Wreck

    Kit Morgan – To Kiss a Sheriff

    Emma St. Clair – If You Want to Kiss a Billionaire

    Jeanette Lewis – Kissing the Mountain Man

    Anne-Marie Meyer – A Magnolia Kiss

    Judy Corry – Stolen Kisses from a Rockstar

    Bree Livingston – A Geek Girl’s Guide to Kissing a Video Gamer

    Juliette Duncan – Never Kiss a Preacher’s Son

    Vivi Holt – Meet-Cute Kiss

    Brooke St. James – Kiss & Tell

    Joy Ohagwu – Raspberry Kisses

    My contribution Kissing the Captain is a prequel to a new series I’m launching in the second half of 2020 so you’ll want to get your hands on this one first!

     

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    Happy Valentine’s Day – new look, new release and a new attitude.

    2/13/2019

    Notice some changes here on the blog?
    Monique McDonell BrandingI’ve been running this blog since 2012 if you can believe that. That’s a long time and during that time not much has changed. Same banner, same style, same look but the truth is, I’ve changed since 2012 so I thought it was time to update my site to reflect that.

    I love my old look and banner but it was reflective of the books I used to write and the covers I had then. It’s funny because people tell me they love the illustrated stand alone covers but those books just don’t sell in 2019. I wanted the blog and the site to show readers who stop by now, most of whom find me from my more recent books, to find a site that matches the books they’ve read. So I’ve had a new logo made and I’m doing a little revamp. I’m still tweaking a few things but let me know what you think in the comments below.

    It’s also release week for Flight Bound, A Sweet Valentine’s Romance. I got the idea for this book when I was on a plane one day and I was in the very front row opposite two flight attendants who were discussing their personal lives. It was fascinating. I had to pretend to read a magazine because they were right there and otherwise all I could do was stare at them and listen. It got me thinking how weird it would be if I recognised one of them but they didn’t recognise me and from that idea Flight Bound was born.

    Here’s the blurb for Flight Bound, A Sweet Valentine’s Novella
    He was her first kiss, she was his first love – a decade later and she’s a broken-hearted flight attendant who has sworn off men and he’s the guy determined not to be relegated to to the friend-zone again.

    A chance encounter on a commuter flight brings Mel back into Tucker’s life again and while he’s excited to see her it’s clear she has other things on her mind, like the ex who just dumped her.

    Mel needs a break from men and anyway, Tucker is everything Mel doesn’t usually go for in a man – he’s smart, he’s kind and he’s fun – but he’s Tucker the boy the next door. He’s totally not her type or is he?

    Can Tucker convince Mel to take a chance on him this Valentine’s Day or will this relationship be grounded before it even takes flight?

    Get your copy today

    Flight Bound - Amazon Promo
    If you follow me on Facebook or get my newsletter you’ll know I’m involved in a couple of Valentine’s Hops with some great prizes. You should definitely ​pop over there and get involved.

    I’m also part of a multi-author Instagram promo (click here or the image below to enter) and Any Way You Want It is free until Feb 15th 2019 as are the books in the February Free For all promo (click here or the image to discover new authors)

    Feburary Free For All Promo

    February Insta-Follow Giveaway Promo
    I hope you enter some competitions, download some books and revisit my revamped blog often.

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    New Release – First & Goal from author Laura Chapman

    9/17/2015

    First & Goal Promo Banner
    First & Goal - CoverSet your lineups and pull out the old game tape—football is here. This year, you can experience fantasy football vicariously through (or commiserate with) Harper Duquaine in First & Goal by Laura Chapman.

    What begins as a way to make nice with her new co-workers soon becomes an obsession for Harper as she navigates the ups and downs of managing a fantasy football team. Add in a pair of meddling brothers, a crew of quirky colleagues, and a league-mate who makes her toes curl, and Harper’s football season has plenty to keep her interested.

    This new romantic comedy is now available from Marching Ink on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Join in the fun and cheer Harper on as she takes on the old boys club.

    If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Then beat them.

    About the Book

    When Harper Duquaine’s no-nonsense approach to work unintentionally ruffles the wrong feathers at her new job, she joins her co-workers’ fantasy football league to prove she can hang with the guys. Only problem: she doesn’t know a sleeper from a keeper (or any of the other lingo thrown her way).

    Embroiled in a world of lineups, stats, and trades, Harper’s quest to make nice topples when her competitive streak emerges. And her promise to herself that she’ll be a strong, independent woman and leave the drama and heartache behind is seriously tested when she catches the attention of her two biggest competitors: J.J., a local celebrity determined to win a fantasy championship, and Brook, the mild-mannered coach who seems too good to be true. Both threaten her resolve to remain single… and, more importantly, her chances at winning the prize pool.

    With a slew of conflicting advice in her real and fantasy worlds, Harper must figure out how to play the game and come out a winner.

    Now Available

    Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Marching Ink

    Laura Chapman
    About the Author

    Laura Chapman is the author of First & Goal, The Marrying Type, and Hard Hats and Doormats. Her work appears in Merry & Bright, A Kind of Mad Courage, and a forthcoming Christmas anthology from Marching Ink. A native Nebraskan, she loves Huskers and Packers football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Laura is currently in pursuit of a fantasy football championship while penning her next novel.

     

     

    Connect with Laura

    Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Goodreads | Blog | Website

    Or links:

    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laurachapmanbooks

    Twitter – https://twitter.com/lmchap

    Instagram – https://instagram.com/lmchap614/

    YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/lmchap

    Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7374940.Laura_Chapman

    Blog – http://www.change-the-word.com/

    Website – http://laurachapmanbooks.com/

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    Meet Elke Feuer author of new release Deadly Race

    12/2/2014

    Elke FeuerAbout the Author:

    Elke was born and raised on Grand Cayman and lives there with her husband and two kids who keep her on her toes.

    She’s a cof­fee­holic, check­list fanatic, and future space explorer. She has a sarcastic/quirky sense of humor and loves meet­ing new people. When not writing, she’s helping other writers in Cayman through her organization CayWriters.

    The author of For the Love of Jazz and Deadly Bloodlines, book one in her Deadly Series. She stumbled into writing romantic suspense because of her fascination with serial killers, but writes other genres because characters keep telling her their stories and she’s a sucker for a crazy story.

    What people say about Elke

    “Elke knows how to create a page turner and will leave you begging for more”

    “Elke is an up and coming author to watch”

    Connect with Elke:

    Website |Twitter|<span “mso-fareast-font-family:”times=”” roman”;=”” mso-bidi-font-family:”times=”” roman”;color:blue”=””>Facebook|Amazon |Goodreads

    Contact: hotcaymanmama@yahoo.com

    Buy Links:

    Amazon: http://myBook.to/DeadlyRace (universal link to all Amazon sites)

    B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deadly-race-elke-feuer/1120829111?ean=2940046424195

    Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/497029

    Deadly Race - Elke Feuer - Cover

    Excerpt from Deadly Race

    “I didn’t really have a relationship with her. She was someone I wanted, but she didn’t know how I felt until an hour ago.” Would she decide to kick him out of her apartment for either leading her on or being a complete ass?

    She gripped the couch tightly and it collapsed beneath her hands. Her eyes narrowed to slits and her mouth twisted in anger. Here comes her emotional eruption. He braced himself.

    “You put me through all of that for nothing?” She said it with so much control he wondered where she got it.

    “It wasn’t nothing to me,” he reasoned.

    “Wasn’t nothing? Do you know how many times I felt guilty because you had a girlfriend, or know how many nights I lay awake imagining I’d go to hell for the dirty thoughts I had about you in this apartment, inside and outside your car, even the examination table in your office?” She paced before him.

    Jackson was speechless, and turned on, as he thought about everything she’d just mentioned. He remembered the night she kissed him in the car and wondered what would’ve happened if they hadn’t been interrupted, or if they’d been in a secluded area instead of outside her apartment.

    “Hey!” she shouted, pulling him from his erotic thoughts of her spread out over the roof of his car.

    “Stop that! You don’t get to have a fantasy in the middle of my rant. Got it?” Her index finger pointed at him.

    He wanted to smile, but knew she’d probably knock his lights out if he did. “Please continue,” he said as politely and seriously as he could.

    “Why couldn’t you be honest with me?” She ran a hand through her hair.

    Honest about that? She couldn’t be serious? “Honest about wanting someone I hadn’t even told how I felt? I hardly knew you, Remy, and you wanted me to share something I’d kept secret for nearly two years?”

    “Two years?” Her voice echoed in disbelief.

    It sounded ridiculous to hear it out loud.

    She must’ve thought so, too, because she laughed. It started as a light chuckle, but then escalated to full, out loud, boisterous laughter until it was so extreme she fell to the floor behind the couch.

    He walked over to where she lay. “It’s not that funny,” he insisted.

    She looked up at him with tears in her eyes and laughed harder.

    “I’m glad you’re enjoying this at my expense.” He extended a hand to help her up, but she waved it away as another fit of laughter overtook her. “You might not believe this, but I’m incredibly shy.”

    She roared louder and gestured with her hand for him to stop talking.

    He couldn’t blame her for laughing. He’d been anything but shy around her. She had a knack for bringing out emotions in him that were less than passive, with her audaciousness and that unfiltered mouth of hers.

    Comment

    Elke Feuer
    12/2/2014 09:35:59 am

    Thanks for hosting me, Monique, and for helping to get the word out about my new book. Really appreciate it!

    Have a great night!

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    New release – Deadly Bloodlines by Elke Feuer

    3/23/2014

    Elke FeuerDeadly Bloodlines

    Book Blurb

    Years after leaving Cayman because of her notorious serial killer mother, Angel Mason returns as an inspector on the police force. On the twentieth anniversary of her mother’s capture, someone is murdered in the same manner as her mother’s victims.

    To complicate matters more, Angel’s old flame, Bren McDougal, is assigned to help her with capturing the killer, and soon it’s undeniably clear that the passion between them is hotter than ever.

    As the killer repeats her mother’s deadly pattern, Angel must face the terrifying truth she’d been hiding for twenty years.

    What people are saying

    “Elke Feuer skillfully keeps you guessing in this twisty-turny romantic suspense story about a Cayman investigator tracking a copycat killer-one imitating the crimes of a her own serial-killer mother. Suspenseful and satisfying!” ~Francine LaSala, author of The Girl, the Gold Tooth, & Everything.

    Excerpt

    Angel Mason sat on the edge of her bed and squished the thick caramel carpet between her toes, assurance the deadly grip of another nightmare was gone.

    On the nightstand her phone vibrated, startling her. It was Dustin Williams, Chief Superintendent. The time, 6:30 a.m., flashed in red from her clock. She cleared her throat and prayed there was no trace of the bottle of vodka she’d finished off the night before in her voice. “Inspector Angel.”

    “Dead body at Galleon Bay.” He never minced words.

    “Some tourist die in their sleep?”

    “No, looks like she was murdered.”

    Brittle silence hung in the air as the words echoed in her mind like a broken record.

    “Angel?”

    “I’ll be there in half an hour,” she stammered.

    “Good, I want this dealt with quickly. There hasn’t been a tourist murdered on the island since…”

    “Since Meredith,” she finished for him.

    “Yeah, and we remember how that turned out,” he said dryly.

    The phone imprinted her hand as she squeezed it. No one had forgotten how it turned out, least of all her—no matter how hard she tried.

    “I want you to collect the evidence,” Williams said.

    “What? Why?” She didn’t normally question his decisions, but she hadn’t worked in forensics since she had been promoted to inspector.

    “You’re the most experienced scene of crime officer we have.”

    “I’ll take care of it, sir,” Angel assured him.

    “Johnson, Sanchez, and Ebanks are already there controlling the traffic and crowd,” he said, his voice sounding miles away.

    “Yes, sir.”

    The phone went dead without a goodbye, not that she expected one. He didn’t converse beyond necessity, but she never took it personally. He was like that with everyone.

    She went to the bathroom, took out the bottle of painkillers on the second shelf of the cabinet on the wall, and downed two.

    As the pills made their way to her queasy stomach, she searched the cloud in her head for how she had gotten to bed last night. Leftover Chinese and drifting to sleep during the nightly news in a vodka-induced haze was all she remembered.

    Horrifying screams and blood splattered across her hand paraded before her, remaining trickles from her dream, and the smell of blood filled her nose.

    “No!” She gripped the edges of the porcelain sink to steady herself and clear her mind of the images. Her dreams were becoming more frequent and the vivid details lingering long after she awoke.

    She let out the breath she was holding and splashed cold water on her face. The reflection in the mirror was an unwanted reminder that she couldn’t escape her heritage or the history that came with it, and there was nothing she could do about it.

    Once she showered and got dressed, she pulled her hair into a ponytail. She walked down the short beige corridor to the living room and grabbed her keys off the hook on the wall. The cool morning air blew against her makeup-free face when she opened the door. She inhaled the salty air, and watched the sun peaking over the horizon of the ocean. They calmed her nerves as she made her way down the stairs and to her car. Starting the engine, she pulled out of the parking lot and towards the hotel where Meredith, her mother, had worked before she was arrested for murdering the guests.

    Author Bio

    Elke was born and raised on Grand Cayman and lives there with her husband and two kids who keep her on her toes. She has a sarcastic, quirky sense of humor not everyone gets, and is in a race to become the first Caymanian in space. When not writing, she’s helping other writers in Cayman through her organization CayWriters.

    Author of For the Love of Jazz and Deadly Bloodlines, book one in her Deadly Series scheduled for release in March 2014.

    She stumbled into writing romantic suspense because of her fascination with serial killers, but also writes other genres because characters keep telling her their stories and she’s a sucker for a crazy story.

    You can connect with Elke:

    Website

    Facebook

    Twitter

    Goodreads

     

    Deadly Bloodlines - Cover

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    Starstruck in Seattle – new release from Juliet Madison

    10/1/2013

    Starstruck in Seattle - CoverHAPPY RELEASE DAY! Starstruck in Seattle (plus bumper giveaway)

    Juliet Madison is celebrating the release of her third book with Escape Publishing, STARSTRUCK IN SEATTLE, a contemporary romance novella with a touch of magic (romagic).

    Aspiring actress Anna Hilford might only have a small role in a leading television drama, but she longs to be dreamboat Karl Drake’s leading lady. Sick of being loveless and overlooked, Anna seeks the help of intuitive love coach, Lulu, from LuluTheLoveAngel.com to give her the courage and determination to follow her destiny. But fate has different ideas, Lulu has undisclosed power, and Anna is about to realise that life happens while you’re busy making plans…

    Juliet tells us a little about how this book came to be…

    “I got the idea for this story when Sleepless in Seattle was on TV. I thought, instead of a call-in-radio show where people ask for advice, what if there was a website that specialised in helping people anonymously with their love dilemmas? So I thought up the idea for a Love Coach, but as I like to do in many of my stories, I decided to give it a slight magical twist, and gave the character of Lulu some other-worldly powers that help her to give destiny a shove in the right direction. But, as Lulu discovers, doing destiny’s work can be a pain in the wings, and may be more challenging than she thought. ”

    ~ BUY NOW: >> STARSTRUCK IN SEATTLE is available worldwide and you can buy it from all ebook retailers,
    including:

    Amazon / Amazon UK / iTunes iBookstore / B&N Nook
    / Kobo / Booktopia / JB Hi-Fi / Google Play / ebooks.com
    / All Romance ebooks

    ~ You can also add it to Goodreads here, and visit Juliet online at her website, blog, facebook, and twitter.

    ~ GIVEAWAY>>
    Juliet is giving away four prize packs of ebooks from Escape Publishing until 10th October (20 ebooks in total). See the prizes on offer and enter here:

    http://julietmadison.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/release-day-starstruck-in-seattle-plus-bumper-giveaway/