The Witchkin Murders Magicfall Book 1 by Diana Pharaoh Francis Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Four years ago, my world—the world—exploded with wild magic. The
cherry on top of that crap cake? The supernatural world declared war
on humans, and my life went straight to hell.
I used to be a detective, and a damned good one. Then Magicfall
happened, and I changed along with the world. I’m witchkin
now—something more than human or not quite human, depending on your
perspective. To survive, I’ve become a scavenger, searching
abandoned houses and stores for the everyday luxuries in short
supply—tampons and peanut butter. Oh, how the mighty have fallen,
but anything’s better than risking my secret.
Except, old habits die hard. When I discover a murder scene screaming with
signs of black magic ritual, I know my days of hiding are over. Any
chance I had of escaping my past with my secret intact is gone.
Solving the witchkin murders is going to be the hardest case of my
life, and not just because every second will torture me with
reminders of how much I miss my old life and my partner, who hates my
guts for abandoning the department.
But it’s time to suck it up, because if I screw this up, Portland will
be wiped out, and I’m not going to let that happen. Hold on to your
butts, Portland. Justice is coming, and I don’t take prisoners.
Diana Pharaoh Francis is the acclaimed author of a dozen novels of fantasy and
urban fantasy. Her books have been nominated for the Mary Roberts
Rinehart Award and RT’s Best Urban Fantasy. The Witchkin
Murders is the first book in her exciting new urban fantasy series—Magicfall.
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The Witchkin Murders Magicfall Book 1 by Diana Pharaoh Francis Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Four years ago, my world—the world—exploded with wild magic. The
cherry on top of that crap cake? The supernatural world declared war
on humans, and my life went straight to hell.
I used to be a detective, and a damned good one. Then Magicfall
happened, and I changed along with the world. I’m witchkin
now—something more than human or not quite human, depending on your
perspective. To survive, I’ve become a scavenger, searching
abandoned houses and stores for the everyday luxuries in short
supply—tampons and peanut butter. Oh, how the mighty have fallen,
but anything’s better than risking my secret.
Except, old habits die hard. When I discover a murder scene screaming with
signs of black magic ritual, I know my days of hiding are over. Any
chance I had of escaping my past with my secret intact is gone.
Solving the witchkin murders is going to be the hardest case of my
life, and not just because every second will torture me with
reminders of how much I miss my old life and my partner, who hates my
guts for abandoning the department.
But it’s time to suck it up, because if I screw this up, Portland will
be wiped out, and I’m not going to let that happen. Hold on to your
butts, Portland. Justice is coming, and I don’t take prisoners.
Diana Pharaoh Francis is the acclaimed author of a dozen novels of fantasy and
urban fantasy. Her books have been nominated for the Mary Roberts
Rinehart Award and RT’s Best Urban Fantasy. The Witchkin
Murders is the first book in her exciting new urban fantasy series—Magicfall.
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If You Give a Smuggler a Secret Pirates and Petticoats Book 1 by Chloe Flowers Genre: Historical Romance Adventure

*NOTE: This is the *sexy version* of the novel The
Heart of a Tempest
, (Book 1 of The Hearts of Adventure Sweet
Romance Series).

If you give a smuggler a secret, He’ll demand a kiss to keep it…

A lady plotting her way out of an arranged marriage.
A smuggler with a cryptic invitation to a clandestine meeting.
A group of pirates out for revenge.
It’s the perfect storm.
She’s acting a charade and he knows it. The question is~will he demand
compensation for keeping her secrets?
Silly question. Of course he will. The bigger question is~will she be able
to afford the cost of his silence?
From the moment he discovered her with a sword in one hand, dagger in the
other sparring in a hidden meadow, smuggler and ship’s captain
Landon Hart has been intrigued by that independent, spirited tempest,
Keelan Grey. But, he isn’t prepared for the impact she has on his
tightly-guarded heart, or the trouble she manages to attract.
From the moment he happened upon her secret training, Keelan knew Landon
Hart was going to be a storm on her horizon. With an assassin killing
off members of her family one by one, and a father trying to arrange
a marriage between her and a vile plantation owner, Keelan had enough
on her plate without an exasperating, rakishly handsome, ship’s
captain getting in the way of her plots and schemes.
When Landon’s own dangerous secrets collide with Keelan’s, it’s the
perfect storm.
If you enjoy historical romance and action and adventure, entwined with
charismatic characters and a rich, entertaining plot you’ll love
The Pirates & Petticoats Series.
(Want sweet romance instead? Read Chloe Flowers’ The Hearts of Adventure
Sweet Romance Series!)
**Only 99 cents!!**
The Heart of a Tempest
The Hearts of Adventure Book 1
*NOTE: This is the *clean and wholesome version* of the
novel If You Give a Smuggler a Secret, (Book 1 of The
Pirates & Petticoats Series by Chloe Flowers).

A lady plotting a way out of an arranged marriage. A smuggler with a
cryptic invitation to a clandestine meeting. A group of pirates out
for revenge. It’s the perfect storm.

She’s acting a charade and he knows it. The question is~will he demand
compensation for keeping her secrets?Silly question. Of
course he will. The bigger question is~will she be able to afford the
cost of his silence?
From the moment he discovered her with a sword in one hand, dagger in the
other, smuggler Landon Hart has been intrigued by that independent,
spirited tempest, Keelan Grey. But, he isn’t prepared for the
impact she has on his tightly-guarded heart, or the trouble she
manages to attract.
From the moment he happened upon her secret training, Keelan knew Landon
Hart was going to be a storm on her horizon. With an assassin killing
off members of her family one by one, and a father trying to arrange
a marriage between her and a vile plantation owner, Keelan had enough
on her plate without an exasperating, rakishly handsome, ship’s
captain getting in the way of her plots and schemes.
When Landon’s own dangerous secrets collide with Keelan’s, it’s the
perfect storm.
If you enjoy historical romance and action and adventure, entwined with
charismatic characters and a rich, entertaining plot you’ll love
The Hearts of Adventure Sweet Romance Series.
(Want
sexy romance instead? Read Chloe Flowers’ Pirates & Petticoats
Series!)
**Only 99 cents!!**
Chloe supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Chloe Flowers is an award-winning author and the recipient of the
University of Akron, Wayne College 2018 Writer of the Year Award. She
writes small town contemporary women’s fiction, and historical
women’s action and adventure romance novels about scoundrels,
pirates, and spunky, independent heroines.
Chloe keeps bees, and identifies her hives by the different flowers she
paints on them. Her pets have always been named after her favorite
characters or action heroes: Indiana, Luke, Gimli, Thelma, Rocket,
Forrest, Al Giordino, Severus, Mushu, Mérida, Gibbs, Jack…Dead
Pool (he’s a goldfish).
Chloe’s biggest fault is the apparent inability to say “no” whether it’s
in response to a call for aid or a double-dog-dare to hike home
through 30 acres of a snow-covered forest at midnight…during a full
moon. It was early morning during said adventure when she came upon a
group of sheriff’s deputies searching for a lost girl. So, of
course she offered to help (turns out, they were searching for her).
She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Northeast Ohio Romance
Writers and RWA Contemporary Romance Writers, The Beau Monde Romance
Writers group, where she served as secretary 2017-2019.
She has given workshops and presentations on creating a critique group,
how to provide effective critiques, story structure, marketing and
self-publishing lessons to writers groups, library patrons and school
children.
In 2014, she started her own small publishing company, Flowers &
Fullerton. Currently, she’s the publisher of record for authors
Sheridan Jeane, Heather Knight, H.O. Knight as well as herself.
Chloe has a weakness for good red wine, Calvin & Hobbes comics, pie,
dark chocolate and brown-eyed guys with beards, which is probably why
she digs pirates, men in uniform and treasure hunters and writes
about action and adventure and of course romance, which is the
greatest adventure of all.
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Time Travel Avid Second Chances Bundle by Roxanne San Jose Genre: SciFi Romance

Angelie Thompson invented a time machine in 2015 and her boyfriend, John
Salvador, was accidentally transported back to 1970. Left with no
other option, Angelie journeys through time, searching for John.
Along the way, she encounters several adventures, meeting new people
on her desperate search for her lover.
Meanwhile, stranded in 1970 and with no hope of ever returning back
to his own time, John begins a new life, working as a receptionist
in Lesti Hotel where he finds a new love, Elisha.
Conflict arises among the characters due to their complicated relationships
and when disaster strikes, it’s up to Angelie to save the world with
her time machine invention.
The tale of ‘Time Travel’ highlights love, determination and
friendship.
My name is Roxanne Angelie Torres San Jose, I was born in Manila,
Philippines on September 26, 1989. I migrated in America at the age
of 13 and graduated with a degree in Political Science in UNLV Class
of 2012.
I love reading and my favorite authors are Dan Brown and Paulo Coelho.
Annagram is my first book which was published on March 2015.
My second Book, Time Travel, received a publishing contract with Avid
Publishing LLC.
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Magic Heist Mary Karlik ~ TenFairy facts



Fairy Facts

  1. Never stare at a fairy’s wings
  2. Never touch a fairy wings
  3. Fairies are weakened by metal—unless they’re half-human
  4. Fairies can’t kill.
  5. Fairies can torture
  6. Fairies love sweets
  7. Fairies live in villages
  8. If a fairy “gifts’ her/his magic to you, she can never get it back
  9. If you steal a fairies magic or force her to give it to you, there will be consequences.
  10. If fairies fall in love they may choose to bond their souls. If one dies so shall the other.

 

Magic Heist
Mary Karlik
(Fairy Trafficking #2)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: July 9th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Layla rescued fairies that had been kidnapped and brought the human world. But now they can’t find their way back to the magic realm and time is running out.

Layla is a powerful fairy with magical ability that stretches beyond throwing spells. But with all that power, she still doesn’t know how to get over one-hundred fairies back to the magic realm. With their magic gone, the rescued fairies have no immunity to protect them from the toxins of the human world, and they’re slowly dying.

To find the path home, Layla knows she must team up with the one man who can make her insides quiver with an accidental brush of his fingertips. The same man who’s alter ego dragon is the natural predator of fairies. The man she knows will give his life to keep the fairies safe—Scotland’s finest Specialist Crime Division leader, Ian Cameron.

Ian has only been a dragon shifter for a few days. He struggles to control the dragon spirit locked inside his human form, doesn’t know what magical powers he may or may not have, and has never been to a magical world. But none of those things frighten him as much as the little spark that ignites in his soul when the half – human fairy is around.

But this little fairy is no Tinkerbell. She is brave, powerful, and can wield a sword like a medieval knight.

With growing feelings toward Layla, he couldn’t refuse to help her get the fairies back to the magic realm if he wanted to. The problem is the dragon who lives inside him would like nothing more than to feed his appetite with all of those little fairies—especially the half human one who killed its leader.

“Mary Karlik, is truly a hidden gem of a writer.”I Am the Bookworm

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Author Bio:

Mary Karlik has always been a dreamer. When she was a teen, she read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and then sat in every wardrobe in her Nanna’s home, trying to open the door to Narnia. She didn’t find it, but she did discover her voice as an author: one filled with her young adult self, and grounded in her roots as a Texan and her Scottish heritage, nourished by obscure Scottish folklore.

You can find her Texas roots in her YA contemporary romance Hickville series , which has been described as “100% solid storytelling,” and begins with Welcome to Hickville High, a “lovely story about growing up.”

She digs deep into her Scottish roots – there is magic there, she just knows it – for the forthcoming YA epic fantasy Fairy Trafficking series, beginning with Magic Harvest.

She makes her home in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains of Northern New Mexico where she is a certified professional ski instructor, but she also loves visiting Scotland where she is currently studying Scottish Gaelic at the University of Highlands and Islands in Skye. Mary also earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, has a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University, and is a Registered Nurse.

Mary currently serves as the President of the Young Adult Chapter of Romance Writers of America and looks forward to raising a glass or two of gin and tonic with her fellow writers every year at RWA’s national convention.

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BLASTAWAY by Melissa Landers

I am so excited that BLASTAWAY by Melissa Landers is available now and that I get to
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If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by
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About the Book:
Title: BLASTAWAY
Author: Melissa Landers
Pub. Date: July 9,2019
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 304
Kyler Centaurus isn’t your typical runaway. All he wanted was a
quick trip to the legendary Fasti Sun Festival. Who wouldn’t want to see new
stars being born? Um, try Kyler’s entire family. They couldn’t care less about
mind-blowing wonders of science.
When an accidental launch sequence ends with Kyler hurtling
through space on the family cruiser, the thrill of freedom is cut short by two
space pirates determined to steal his ship. Not happening!
Luckily, Kyler bumps into Fig, a savvy young Wanderer who makes a
living by blowing up asteroids. She could really use a ride to Earth and Kyler
could really use a hand with the pirates.
But when Kyler learns the truth about Fig’s mission, the two must
put aside their differences long enough to stop the threat of astronomical
proportions racing towards Earth.
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At some point, I must have fallen asleep.

I say that for two reasons. First, my chin was wet with drool, and
I hardly ever slobber on myself when I’m awake. And second, I was no longer on
Earth.
I sat bolt upright and stared out the window as distant stars
whizzed past in a blur. There were no planets in sight, and judging by the
swirling purple nebula ahead of me, this wasn’t the way to Nana’s house. I
checked the navigation screen and felt my mouth drop open. The flashing beacon
that represented my ship was halfway between Earth and Fasti.
(So you see, it is totally possible to steal a spaceship on
accident.)
I guess my hand hit the EXECUTE button when I fell asleep. And
because it would take just as long for me to turn around and go home as it
would to finish my journey, it made sense to keep going, right? Either way, my
parents would ground me into the afterlife, so I might as well earn the
sentence, right?
Right.
An electric thrill rushed through my veins when I thought about
the possibilities that lay ahead of me. Anything could happen on this trip.
Literally anything. I could discover a brand-new element. Or meet a secret race
of aliens. Or invent a new energy source. Or eat so much chocolate that I
puked. Either way, I had complete freedom to make this journey into whatever I
wanted, and once I realized that, there was no freaking way I could turn back.
It was like the universe had dropped a gift in my lap, a gift I had no
intention of returning.    
I wiped the drool off my chin and smiled.
“Hold onto your stars, Fasti. Here I come.”
About Melissa:

 

Melissa Landers is a former teacher who
left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t
afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her kids. She lives
just outside Cincinnati in the town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.”

 
 
 
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Hegira The Brin Archives Book 1 by Jim Cronin Genre: Science Fiction

Hegira
The Brin Archives Book 1
by Jim Cronin
Genre: Science Fiction
Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Recipient
Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Book Review Recipient
Hungry Monster Book Review 4 Star Recipient
His species became extinct decades before the aliens rescued and cloned
him, but he still must do everything he can to save them all. Karm
must travel back in time, create the most powerful financial empire
ever seen on the planet Dyan’ta and assemble a team of experts who
must be kept in the dark about his plans for fear of upsetting the timeline.
Dr. Jontar Rocker is an up and coming geneticist whose untested and
controversial theories on cloning become the lynch pin in Karm’s
schemes. Maripa, Karm’s petite and beautiful surrogate niece,
personal secretary, and deadly bodyguard must learn to trust Karm
despite his deceptions and secrets. Can the emerging love between Dr.
Rocker and Maripa survive the demons and surprises of their own past,
as well as Karm’s impenetrable air of mystery?
Karm and his companions must save the Brin. To do so, they must band
together to overcome Brach, the ambitious and obsessed monarch.
Determined to take control of Karm’s vast industrial empire, Brach
joins forces with his conniving brother Pareth, leader of The Faith
an ultra-conservative religious order committed to stopping Dr.
Rocker and his heretical efforts to develop cloning techniques.
Nothing less than survival of their species is at stake.
Recusant
The Brin Archives Book 2
Hungry Monster Book Review 5 Star Recipient
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In this sequel to Hegira, the Brin are thriving on their new world, but
will greed, prejudices, and old rivalries tear apart their grand
civilization? Maliche Rocker, descendant of The Saviors, uncovers a
terrible secret and must fight those in power, including members of
his own family, to save thousands of innocents from the cruelty of
his own people.
Empyrean
The Brin Archives Book 3
In this conclusion to The Brin Archives, Maliche Rocker must risk
everything including his family’s reputation and even his life, to
uncover the truth about the Skae. For over three hundred years the
Brin have believed the Skae to be their benefactors, and the race
that rescued them from extinction. But recent revelations by a group
of young Kolbri, the offspring of Brin and Kolandi mating, tell a
disturbingly different story.
Three Kolbri, including Maliche’s son Jontar, must use their unique
abilities to telepathically connect with technology, and discover the
truth about the Skae once and for all by undertaking a perilous
journey through thousands of years in space and time, unravelling the
history hidden from them by Skae. During this expedition, Jontar and
his two companions must encounter the Gorvin, hated enemy of the Skae
and supposed instigators of the current interstellar war.
What turned the Skae and Gorvin into mortal enemies? What is the true
cause of the war responsible for the destruction of hundreds of
worlds over thousands of years? Will Maliche and his small group find
the truth and avert disaster both at home and across the galaxy? Can
his wife, Ryma, hold the Brin government together long enough for
Maliche to succeed? Only time will tell.
Jim Cronin is a retired middle school science teacher, currently working
part-time as an educator/performer at the Denver Museum of Nature and
Science. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, raised in Arlington, Virginia
and Denver, Colorado, he became an avid science nerd at the height of
the space race of the 1960’s. After thirty-five years teaching
science in the middle school classroom, he decided to retire and
explore new worlds of opportunities, including volunteering,
bicycling, and writing. It is the writing experimentation which
resulted in this novel.
Today, Jim Is an Educator Performer, or Edutainer if you prefer, at the
Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The museum makes science fun and
entertaining with an entire crew of performer/educators. Two years
ago I was lucky enough for the museum to hire me, and pay me to come
and play with kids and science.He lives in Colorado with his
beautiful wife of thirty seven years. Together, they look forward to
completely spoiling their new granddaughter.
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Returning to Mr. Darcy by Sheena Austin Genre: Time Travel Romance

Elizabeth Bennet has the perseverance and heart of a warrior, but life has
knocked her down and she has lost her spark. However, after a car
accident and awakening to find herself back in time with a man who
calls her his wife, she finally finds the spark she had lost. She
realizes it’s time to stop being scared and embrace the impossible.
Fitzwilliam Darcy is plagued with the possibility of his wife never recovering
from amnesia. He shrugs off her odd habits as side effects of her
accident. Distraught, he finds solace in keeping his distance at the
bottom of a glass of whiskey. He assumes she has another lover, since
she calls out for another man in the middle of the night, and when he
sees her in the arms of another man, he is heartbroken, and finds it
all too easy to sever what ties remain. When he comes to know the
error of his ways, he wonders if Elizabeth could ever forgive him for
his harsh judgment.
Sheena Austin is the author of Returning to Mr. Darcy and Alexandria.
A lover of all romance, fantasy, cat whisperer, and Kermit
obsessed, the author currently lives in Virginia with her boyfriend
and two cats. She is a substitute teacher and aspires to fulfill her
dream of being a Special Education teacher.
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Icehaven Sum of All Tears Book 1 by Kim Cresswell & M.K. Chester Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian, Paranormal

They said it wouldn’t happen.
Everything would be better.
They were wrong.
After a climate change experiment goes terribly wrong, August Madison,
finds herself resurrected in a frozen wasteland.
With most of the world’s population and food sources annihilated, depraved
nomadic gangs patrol the lawless landscape as outlasters claw for
survival.
Amid the chaos, Graysen Marx, iron-fisted leader of the domed settlement
Liberty, emerges from the catastrophic event with his own
agenda.
When August crosses his path, he sees an opportunity he must exploit.
She sees an evil she must destroy.
Fan of The Day after Tomorrow, The Handmaid’s Tale, Mad Max, and The
Hunger Games are sure to enjoy this enthralling post apocalyptic
dystopian adventure with a paranormal twist.
Liberty
Sum
of All Tears Book 2
A new enemy rises.
Surviving the cold is only the beginning.
In the second installment of the exciting Sum of all Tears series, a core group of survivors from Liberty travel to Boston, endangering themselves and those they left behind in a winner-takes-all showdown that will leave readers breathless.
Fans of The Day after Tomorrow, The Handmaid’s Tale, Mad Max, and The Hunger Games are sure to enjoy this enthralling post apocalyptic dystopian adventure with a paranormal twist.
Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada and is the bestselling and award-winning author of the action-packed WHITNEY STEEL series. Her romantic thriller, Reflection (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book One), has won numerous awards including RomCon®’s 2014 Readers’ Crown Finalist (Romantic Suspense), InD’tale Magazine 2014 Rone Award Finalist (Suspense/Thriller), UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner, Silicon Valley’s Romance Writers of America (RWA)
“Gotcha” contest. Kim also signed a 3-book German
translation deal with LUZIFER Verlag for the first three books in the series: Reflection, Retribution and Resurrect. Lethal
Journey won RomCon®’s 2014 Readers’ Crown (Thriller).
The Assassin Chronicles TV series was in development with Council Tree Productions. The TV series is based on Kim’s upcoming 4-book paranormal/supernatural thriller series: Deadly Shadow (May 2018), Invisible Truth, Assassin’s Prophecy, and Vision of Fire.
M.K. Chester is an RWA award-winning author of historical and contemporary romance. Her first novel, Surrender to the Roman, is currently published with Carina Press. Her three-book historical series, Bryeton Books, focuses on love, loss and redemption in small
town America at the turn of the 20th century, while her latest release, Crashed, is the first book in the contemporary New South Series.
M.K. is a native Buckeye who lives in Tennessee. She’s married to a veteran, recently became a MoM (Mother of Marine), and will soon become a grandmother. She adores her Scottish Terriers and is fighting MS.
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Detour to Paradise by River Ames Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance

Lucas Rockworth—a hard-driving force of nature has been ordered by his
doctor to take some time off and get his blood pressure under
control. You would think buying a cabin in the natural splendor known
as Gray Horse Lake, Idaho, would do the trick. All that mountain
greenery, crystal blue lakes and rivers, and nature-run-amok had to
be exactly what the doctor had ordered.
Enter Sarah Burke…
The innocently enticing young entrepreneur who’s
opening an equestrian camp for children with handicaps.
Her initial impression of him is clearly wrong. For some reason, known to
the reader but unknown to him, Sarah mistakenly believes that Lucas
Rockworth is a shy, sensitive man. After having to deal a lifetime
with a dominating older brother and controlling father, she finds
these traits very appealing.
Her recent breakup with someone who could best be described as a bully
has Sarah longing for a kinder, gentler man in her life.
Lucas tells himself that, since he makes his living as a general
contractor, he has the hands-on experience to make himself into
anything Miss Sarah Burke is looking for.
It shouldn’t be that great a stretch to become a modern, sensitive
kind of guy, should it? She wants Mr. Rogers… Well, darn, he can
manage that for the short time he’s in Idaho.
How hard can it be to tame his darker, more cynical side?
As for Sarah Burke? She thinks she’s met a real life version of Mr.
Rogers. But, the reader knows its Rambo who’s come
a’courting.
Would the real Lucas Rockworth care to step forward?
River Ames spent the first eighteen years of her life in Southern
California. Here is a partial list of some of the cities in which she
lived: Pasadena, South Pasadena, Duarte, El Monte, Arcadia La Puente,
Lomita, West Covina, Pacifica, Santa Monica, Palmdale, and Hacienda
Heights. In some of those cities, she lived at six different
addresses. In the city of La Puente, River’s family lived in four
different houses on the same street. The non-glamorous reason for all
the moves was habitual eviction necessitated for non-payment of rent.
It was an interesting way to grow up.
River attended twenty-six different elementary schools, two different
junior high schools and four different high schools. In one
elementary school, she was a student for only three days.
Perhaps, because she was so frequently identified as the “new girl,”
the pattern of River being an observer instead of a participant in
the interactions going on around her seemed a logical fit for her
personality.
When she was thirteen, River read “Gone with the Wind.” She
skipped three days of school in order to finish the book in one
sitting. Disappointed in Rhett for “not giving a damn,”
River wrote her own sequel–in long hand, on three-hole punch,
notebook paper. The opening line? “Tomorrow dawned bright and
fair.” In less than fifty pages, Scarlett had been transformed
into Jane Eyre and Rhett had fallen in love with her all over again.
After Southern California, River has spent the next part of her life living
in the semi-rural town of Idaho Falls, Idaho. She is a graduate of
Idaho State University, majoring in Health Education Sciences and
Addiction Counseling. She’s worked the past ten years at a Behavioral
Health Center where she assisted children, teenagers, and adults
committed in a 24/7 secured facility because of mental health
challenges they are experiencing.
River’s books celebrate the good-natured humor that lays at the heart of most
of our human predicaments. The conflicts are significant, yet it is
her characters and their quirky (yet somehow universally relatable)
thoughts, words, and choices that reflect a light-hearted peek into a
world we wish was real. The amazing thing is that these worlds are
real to readers for the time they visit there.
Readers have said: “In a River Ames book, one minute I’m laughing out
loud, and the next I have a lump in my throat.”
River is currently readying a historical novel, “Gideon’s Justice.”
This three-part novel is Book I in a three volume western series set
in the Colorado Territory.
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