A Peek at Bathsheba by Uvi Poznansky

Having reached his peak, David makes a serious error that threatens to undo his political success and cost him not only the adoration of his people, but also the sense of being sustained by a divine power. That error is the most torrid tale of passion ever told: his forbidden love for Bathsheba.
When she becomes pregnant, David attempts to cover up the ensuing scandal by sending her husband—who serves him faithfully in his army—to his death. And for the rest of his life, he is tormented by the memory of that moment. Will he find redemption? Will he muster the strength to keep his promise to her and protect their son from danger?

This standalone novel is also volume II of the trilogy The David Chronicles, told candidly by the king himself. David uses modern language, indicating that this is no fairytale. Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now. Listen to his voice as he undergoes a profound change, realizing the magnitude of his sin, and the curse looming over his entire future.

Targeted Audience: 21 and up

Author Bio:
Uvi Poznansky is a California-based author, poet and artist. “I paint with my pen,” she says, “and write with my paintbrush.” She received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

Uvi writes across a variety of genres: My Own Voice, The White Piano, and Apart From Love (literary fiction), The Music of Us and Dancing with Air (romance), The David Chronicles, Rise to Power, A Peek at Bathsheba, and The Edge of Revolt ((historical fiction), A Favorite Son (biblical fiction), Home (poetry), Twisted (horror) Now I Am Paper and Jess and Wiggle (children’s book.)

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As an artist, I find great inspiration in art throughout the ages, describing each moment in the life of my character, David. There are literally thousands of paintings about the moment he spotted Bathsheba bathing on her roof. These paintings and sculptures depict different attitudes of artists towards him, which allows my writing to be enriched by different points of view. 

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Kiss Me Again (Vintage Hearts Series 1) by Mari Oliver

Portland, Oregon 1946

War widow Chloe Kent is an overcast version of her former self. She has resigned to a lonely fate as a single mom, her heart guarded against vulnerability. Anti-social, her only friend in the world is her nagging baby sister who presses for her to move on with her life. She can’t hide in her room forever, so she accepts the invitation to dinner with a blind date and thinks to be done with it. Since nothing is ever so simple, she begins falling for him. When his past comes knocking, she fears losing love a second time might make her swear it off forever.

Realtor Robert McKenna has returned to his hometown recently dumped and with a new perspective. Love may not have worked out for him the first time but it might the next. Always an optimist, he wonders what’s drawn him to the widow who rarely smiles. He makes it a mission to become more than just her friend. But when his charms aren’t enough to get him past her defenses, he contemplates giving up on the woman who fulfills him.

Can they make it to love in time to save one another?

Vintage Hearts is a new 1940’s romance series set in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Targeted Audience: 1940’s historical romance readers who like minimal to medium heat.

Author Bio:
Mari is a lifetime lover of books and writing. Romance, fantasy, and mystery are her favorite genres to read. She writes historical romance set in the early mid-20th century and fantasy romance tales in her make-believe worlds. The Alaskan wilderness is her home where adventures are plenty and nature keeps the muse happy. To learn more about her work, please visit www.marioliver.com.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I really love vintage fashion, history, movies and books, plus I’ve had this idea in my head for a while.

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Break In The Wind by Deb Tadema

Lucas Sievers is a trapper and as wild as the Indians. He drifts between cultures. Many men fear him. Yet, he is gentle and will fight to the death for the one woman who can tame him. As they ride across the country in search of an outlaw Lucas watches Pakwis closely, knowing full well of his feelings for Winda.

Grant Sievers hadn’t seen his brother in many years. When they do meet up again Grant is in the middle of an investigation. His main objective is to arrest Dusty Blackman and stop him from smuggling guns across the boarder. But Dusty’s wife, Carrie, proves to be a distraction.

Targeted Audience: adult

Author Bio:
Deborah Tadema received a diploma in “Short Story and Fiction Writing.” Following this, she completed three levels of a creative writing course. She currently belongs to a writing group and has her work critiqued on a regular basis.
Deb grew up in Port Stanley, Ontario, the eldest of six children. She met her first husband in high school, moved to St. Thomas and had two daughters. Many years later she gained two stepsons when she married her current husband. They have nine grandchildren. Deb and Harold now live near the village of Bayfield.
Aside from working in manufacturing positions, Deb has worked in retail and in a garden center. Now, she spends a lot of time devoted to her writing.
Author of Break In The Wind, Taken Twice and No Honor Between Brothers. Soon to come, Abandoned Honor.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always wanted to write a book. Once I did, I kept going.

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Deceit and Devotion by Faye Hall

“I will pay you to sleep with my wife.”

Jarrah Miyan, a young half-caste aboriginal man, is supposed to seduce a white woman into an affair so her greed-driven husband can gain full control of her inheritance, including the rare collection of black opals she keeps under lock and key. When he walks into the study to meet the poor chit he’s to take advantage of, he expects to find an aging woman who smells of stale perfume and gin. Who he finds though is the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on—the same woman whose pale thighs had been wrapped around him just a few hours earlier as she’d begged him to give her pleasure.

After their night of passion together, Emily Holtz doubted she would ever see Jarrah again. To have him standing before her now, asking for employment at her cattle station, was not a situation she had prepared herself for. She agrees to hire him on one condition. He has to spy on her husband and get her the incriminating evidence she needs to apply for a divorce. She’s spent years in a miserable arranged marriage, and she’s desperate to escape. But her husband is a dangerous man, and he will stop at nothing, including murder, to get what he wants.

As they begin to develop feelings for each other, Jarrah worries about what will happen when Emily discovers that he’s been working for both her and her husband. Not that they could ever really be together, as society would never accept that.

Content Warning: contains sex, strong language, and some violence

Targeted Audience: adult

Author Bio:
Murder, lies, deception, and love set in the outback under the Australian sun.

These are the stories of Faye Hall.

Her passion driven, mystery filled books are set in North Queensland, Australia during the development of the townships at the end of the 19th century.

Each of her novels bring something symbolically Australian to her readers, from Aboriginal herbal remedies, to certain gemstones naturally only found in this part of the world.

Each of her books tell of a passionate connection between the hero and heroine, surrounded and threatened by deceit, scandal, theft and sometimes even murder.

These romances swerve from the traditional romances as Faye aims to give her readers so much more intrigue, whilst also revealing the hidden histories of rural townships of North Queensland.

Faye finds her inspiration from the histories of not only the township she grew up in, but the many surrounding it. She also bases most of her characters on her own ancestors and their adventures when first migrating to Australia.

Faye was able to live her own passion driven romance, marrying the love of her life after a whirlwind romance in 2013. Together they are raising their 9 children in a remote country town in northern Queensland, Australia.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My husband and I were talking over a glass of wine about some of the local families from our home town and the hardship they must have faced migrating to Australia. Once of us mentioned it would have been harder for those migrants that be friended or even fell in love with anyone from the local Aboriginal tribes. My husband commented that such a story would be good in one of my books. The rest kin of rolled on from there.

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Claiming His Ward by Marie Alexander

A sad beginning brought them together. Elsie entered Jack’s household as a bereaved goddaughter many years ago, but she has blossomed into a beautiful woman. Jack has hidden his growing desire for his ward, fearing the consequences of a betrayed trust. For years, she has been his to nurture and protect, but now a new set of desires are seizing him.

Jack has always provided for her. But, of late, their tender friendship fractured. As it should. She must leave her guardian – as all young ladies must. She harbors no desire to go. How to tell the man who has given her everything that she yearns for even more?

They had always had a reason to restrain themselves, but after Jack’s daughter’s wedding day, he and Elsie are left alone once and for all. His vow of guardianship threatens to be overtaken by his passion. Her untouched beauty. Her pure trust in him. They draw him to the woman he has sworn to protect and shelter. Her innocence balances on the brink of desire. His unwavering strength. His never-ending kindness. They draw her to the man who guided her and possessed her.

Targeted Audience: Historical Romance

Author Bio:
Author of Historical Romance

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An Officer’s Lady by Marie Alexander

Eve was a handful.

She had a temper that could spook a cavalry horse, and she had never been tamed.

Until her father’s marriage brought a new stepmother and her son into the house. Theo wouldn’t be around for long. Officers in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy rarely were. They came and went with the trade winds. One month. That’s all they have… for now.

A man of self-control and order, Theo knows how to battle insubordination on board a sailing vessel. But Eve? Her defiance has her teetering on the brink of mutiny, pushing at the boundaries of a any decent, Victorian lady. He finds himself on the ledge between brute and gentleman as he is tempted by the innocent young lady he shares a roof with. Her ferocity calls out to his inner beast, but that temper of hers will need the firm hand of a disciplinarian.

Eve also balances on a ledge – somewhere between childhood tantrums and the fire of womanhood. A father who insists on all the proprieties of graceful society, and a new man in her life who pushes her to be a special brand of lady. The kid gloves and sewing clubs of genteel parlors have never appealed to her rebellious streak, but what Theo desires in a lady? His passions are a temptation she is irresistibly drawn to.

Is it the heavy hand or the gentle touch which draws in An Officer’s Lady?

Who will tame whom in this Victorian Era battle of the wills?

A stand alone novella with a strong lady, a passionate man, and a happily ever after.

Targeted Audience: Historical Romance

Author Bio:
Author of Historical Romance

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Under Fire by Marie Alexander

July, 1861 is dawning, and America tears its loyalties.

She didn’t belong.

War wages within Mae Harper as well. Which duty to obey? Follow her unruly spirit, or remain home in petticoat and parlor? Both Mae’s brothers enlist in the Union army, but she burns to do more than sit and sew. With one rash decision, her brother’s breeches, and her long locks shorn, an impetuous girl makes a perilous journey south. She doesn’t belong, but she conceals her identity and fights to prove her worth.

He became a man in the wilds of the West.

His country calls on him now, and Sergeant Wesley Metzger marches East once again. His old regiment disbanded, the veteran soldier is put in command of training inexperienced city boys. So many are ill-prepared, but Wesley vows to protect his men and the country they serve. He studies the men entrusted to him to discover weaknesses which will betray them in battle.

Her secret will ruin her. His desire will overwhelm him.

Mae can deceive many, but not the man who has become her protector. He looks at her too keenly, and her body’s response to his nearness threatens to betray her. She strives to confirm herself in a world of men, and yet Sergeant Metzger arouses every feminine desire within her. Can she trust him with her secret?

Wesley knows there is something the lad is hiding. The boy doesn’t belong. He’s too young, and he’s not fit for hardship. The look in young Harper’s eyes is too tender, and the pull Wesley feels is not natural. Sergeant Metzger is a man of action, and he must know – what is Private Harper keeping from him? And why is there a forbidden temptation?

Under Fire is a 46k standalone novel with a feisty woman, a strong man, blistering battlefields, steamy nights, and an HEA.

Targeted Audience: Historical Romance

Author Bio:
Author of Historical Romance

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Mistress of the Maze by J.P. Reedman

Fair Rosamund, one of the most famous royal mistresses of all time. Offered to King Henry II by her ambitious father, she is sent instead to Godstow Priory…for a while. Then a mysterious stranger comes to take her away, to a tower ringed round by a strange, erotic topiary maze. There the virile King comes to claim his prize. However, when raw lust turns to deepest love, then new dangers await Rosamund. Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine is a jealous Queen…

Targeted Audience: 21

Author Bio:
J.P. Redman was born in Canada but has lived in the UK for 25 years. She has witten books on Eleanor of Provence, Robin Hood, Richard III and more, in the genes of fantasy, historical fantasy, dystopian, historical diction and historical romance.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always been interested in this legend since I was very young. There seems to be a blend of history, mythology anf archetypes. Recently I visited the ruins of Godstow, where Rosamund was buried.

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From Convent to Consort by Leigh Anderson

Empress Wu was the most notorious woman in Chinese history. A woman who dared to rule China in her own name. Chinese historians call her wicked. Lecherous. Dangerous. But how much of that is true? How did she escape life in a convent end up the consort of her dead husband’s son and eventually China’s empress?

From Convent to Consort tell the story of Empress Wu in her own words.

Targeted Audience: Adult Women

Author Bio:
Leigh Anderson has lived in Asia for many years, which inspires her to write romances set in ancient China. Her friends and family have no idea what she writes in the dark hours of the night, when sleep eludes her. She keeps her fantasies safe within the confines of her writing….for now.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
There are not enough erotica books that feature strong Chinese women. My series will highlight these women.

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Devil in the Countryside by Cory Barclay

Devil in the Countryside is a story about the most famous werewolf investigation in history, brimming with intrigue and war, love and betrayal, and long-kept vendettas.

It’s 1588, the height of the Reformation, and a killer is terrorizing the German countryside. There are reports that the legendary Werewolf of Bedburg has returned to a once-peaceful land. Heinrich Franz, a cold and calculating investigator, is tasked with finding whomever — or whatever — the killer might be. He’ll need all the help he can get, including that of a strange hunter who’s recently stumbled into town. Though they’re after the same thing, their reasons are worlds apart. And through it all, a priest tries to keep the peace among his frightened townsfolk, while a young woman threatens his most basic beliefs.

In a time when life is cheap and secrets run rampant, these four divergent souls find themselves entwined in a treacherous mystery, navigating the volatile political and religious landscape of 16th century Germany, fighting to keep their sanity — and their lives.

Targeted Audience: 21-65

Author Bio:
Cory Barclay has always been fascinated with histories and mysteries. Whether it be Norse mythology, the Dark Ages, conquests of great leaders, Cory loves learning and writing about how our world has been shaped.

The unsolved mysteries that make our world exciting are particularly intriguing. How much knowledge did humanity lose when the Library of Alexandria was burned down? How has the concept of Heaven, in one form or another, stuck around for so long? Cory obsesses over questions like these to no end.

Cory has been a perpetual writer since he was a kid. He's a songwriter and guitarist, whose songs often explore such topics as above. His novels ask questions and try to find answers to the many mysteries of our crazy world.

Cory Barclay was born and raised in San Diego, California, and he went to UC Santa Cruz and studied Creative Writing and Modern Literary Studies.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Interested in all things historical! This is a historical mystery with elements of romance.

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