Wednesday, October 18, 2017

~Cover Reveal~ Destiny’s Secret by Raine English

Along with writing, I also design book covers through Elusive Dreams Designs. Since my new release, Destiny’s Secret, is set to come out at the end of this month, I thought I’d share the cover with you. The story revolves around a young artist who purchases a big old, haunted house in Savannah, Georgia. It didn’t take long to find the perfect images for the cover.

What do you think? Is the house spooky enough?



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USA Today bestselling author Raine English writes sweet small-town contemporary romance, along with paranormal and romantic suspense. She’s a Daphne du Maurier Award winner and a Golden Heart finalist. To receive information on all her new releases, you can sign up for her newsletter, visit her website, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Winter is the Perfect Season for ... by Liwen Y. Ho

I know we're still celebrating fall, but I can't help but look forward to the next season. There are so many great things I love about winter, such as the beautiful decor and getting together with family and friends. What's another thing that winter is the perfect season for? Curling up with a good book. And what's better than one book? Getting six of them for the price of one!




If you love books about winter, you're in for a treat. I'm thrilled to be part of this novella collection of Christian romance stories all set in the winter season. Winter's Kiss will be releasing November 7th, but you can pre-order it today for only 99 cents! Here's the cover designed by our very own Sweet Romance Reads author, Cindy Flores Martinez. Isn't it lovely?



My story from the set may not seem like your typical winter story because it takes place partly in Hawaii, however, two Christmas gifts play an important role in bringing the characters together. Micah Chan and Lucy Choi hold a dear place in my heart because I've "watched" them grow up. They were first introduced as kids in two of my other books (Tropical Kiss or Miss and Drawn to You) and are now finding their own happily-ever-after in Tropical Kiss and Tell.



Micah Chan has loved Lucy Choi ever since they were kids, but life—and some regretful decisions—stopped him from pursuing her. Now he has a choice to make: Let her marry another man or break up her engagement to make this Christmas the most memorable one of their lives.

Pre-order Tropical Kiss and Tell and five other stories from bestselling authors today!


Tell me, what else do you think winter is the perfect season for? I'd love to read your ideas in the comments below.







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Monday, October 16, 2017

My Adventure in the Everglades By Margaret Daley

My Adventure in the Everglades
By Margaret Daley

Last week I went to Florida for the NINC conference in St. Petersburg. It’s a great writer’s conference. A friend and I decided to do some research while we were in Florida. We stayed overnight in Naples before the conference and spent the next day in the Everglades. We weren’t sure we would get to see much because of the Hurricane Irma a few weeks before. The Everglades National Park was partially open, but Big Cypress National Preserve was still closed due to the hurricane. Thankfully we found a place that had recently opened back up for business, and we were able to take a tour of the Everglades off Highway 41, which cuts across the lower part of Florida and goes to Miami.



I learned so much from our guides into the swamp. What not to eat and what I can eat. For a writer that’s great information to have for a romantic suspense book. I saw a lot of down trees, but also how the Everglades was bouncing back. The high waters were starting to recede and the animals that fled to higher ground were returning. I got to see an alligator in the wils and tons of beautiful flowers and birds. I thought being outside a lot I would have problems with my allergies, but I didn’t. I believe one of the reasons why was the air plants that littered the Everglades. Some were destroyed in the hurricane, but there were still many in the remaining trees to purify the air. It was a perfect day. I held a three-year-old alligator and talked to a man who handles alligators. Again, wonderful research for a book! But the best part of the trip was traveling into the Everglades on a dirt road. My friend and I didn’t see another human being for almost two hours. The road was narrow (one car only), and the swamp came up on both sides. There was no cell reception, so we tried not to think about what would happen to us if we broke down, but a lady at the Everglades tour company told me about the scenic road. She was right. It was great!



Blurb for Deadly Secrets:
Secrets. Murder. Reunion.
Sarah St. John, an FBI profiler, finally returns home after fifteen years for her niece’s wedding. But in less than a day, Sarah’s world is shattered when her niece is kidnapped the night before her vows. Sarah can’t shake the feeling her own highly personal reason for leaving Hunter Davis at the altar is now playing out again in this nightmarish scene with her niece. 
 
Sarah has to work with Detective Hunter Davis, her ex-fiancé, to find her niece before the young woman becomes the latest victim of a serial killer. Sarah must relive part of her past in order to ensure there is a future for her niece and herself. Can Sarah and Hunter overcome their painful past and work together before the killer strikes again?



Margaret Daley, a USA Today’s Bestselling author of over a hundred books (five million plus sold worldwide), has been married for over forty-six years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at http://www.margaretdaley.com.



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