Dear Cupid ... Some Help Here?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cupid certainly has his work cut for him because we have more characters in the Valentine Pets & Kisses Boxed Set asking for his help. Will he deliver by Valentine's Day?

Can a firefighter running from his past convince a hard-luck single mother - with assistance from Cupid - to believe in happy endings?

Will Laura and Brent give Cupid a shot at their marriage, which is headed for divorce?

Get your own copy of Inflamed and Remember When along with 12 other sweet romances in our 14-author boxed set, Valentine Pets & Kisses. Get it now for Valentine's Day!

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Dear Cupid ... Help Wanted!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Today, we have two more pleas to the capricious Cupid. All Dr. Laing wanted was a peaceful, happy Valentine, but along came an ex and blew the house down...

And here's Melanie Vincent. She needs some help, girl! Can you pair her up with her Perfect Catch?

Please enjoy The Vet's Valentine Gift and Her Perfect Catch along with 12 other sweet romances in our 14-author boxed set, Valentine Pets & Kisses. Get it now for Valentine's Day!

Oh, yes, it's picture purr-fect!

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Dear Cupid ... Can you deliver ... ?

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hey readers! Valentine's day is coming up and I hope you all get what you want. We, here at Valentine Pets & Kisses, have started a new tradition. The "Dear Cupid" letter. This entire week, we'll be sharing letters from our 14-author boxed set. Here's Jenna Hart from Valentine Hound Dog. All she wants is for Larry, a firefighter scarred by burns, to see himself as a real hero.

The second letter is from Greenly Kendrick. All she wants is to get through the day without embarrassing herself!

Please enjoy these and twelve other stories in our 14-author boxed set, Valentine Pets & Kisses, this Valentine's Day!
It's stinkin' cute! I know.

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Romance is in the Air!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Welcome to the Jamaican leg of the Romance is in the Air Blog hop

I write in a variety of categories including New and Young Adult, Romantic Suspense, Sweet Romance and Women's Fiction. 

For this giveaway, the winner will receive a copy of the #1 Best-Seller in the holiday category on Amazon, the Valentine Pets & Kisses Boxed Set. The winner also gets a copy of the Sweet Romance, Novella, The Vet's Christmas Pet.

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IWSG Anthology: Parallels & Valentine Pets & Kisses

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It's IWSG post day again and February already. Today, writers air their insecurities and encourage each other. Look to the left, you'll see a shiny new badge. Make sure you grab it!

The Insecure Writer's Support Group was started by Captain Alex and today, he will be ably assisted on his rounds by 
Allison Gammons, Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar, Rachel Pattison, and Ann V. Friend.

Be sure to visit a few bloggers who are new to you while making your rounds.

Here are my thoughts for today.

If you follow the opinions of others, you'll never make a move or get anything done. 
Everyone has an opinion, but it doesn't have to be the rule of law in your life or mine. 
Do your thing without apology. Chances are, the same people who decry what you're doing now will be the same ones coming around to clap you on the back at a whiff of success or they may choose to be silent. 
#‎StandStrong‬ ‪#‎DoYourThing‬ ‪#‎FollowYourDreamOnYourTerms‬

The IWSG Anthology has a cover and a blurb! 

Parallels: Felix Was Here, Anthology
Print ISBN 9781939844200
eBook ISBN 9781939844118
Science Fiction/Alternate History

Enter the realm of parallel universes!

What if the government tried to create the perfect utopia? Could a society linked to a supercomputer survive on its own? Do our reflections control secret lives on the other side of the mirror? Can one moment split a person’s world forever? 

Exploring the fantastic, ten authors offer incredible visions and captivating tales of diverse reality. Featuring the talents of L. G. Keltner, Crystal Collier, Hart Johnson, Cherie Reich, Sandra Cox, Yolanda Renee, Melanie Schulz, Sylvia Ney, Michael Abayomi, and Tamara Narayan.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will expand your imagination and twist the tropes of science fiction. Step through the portal and enter another dimension! 

Still on the IWSG. We need articles for the February newsletter and all members of IWSG can submit. The newsletter comes out on February 24, so get those articles to Chrys Fey and writing and publishing. Word count is 200 or less. Deadline is March 2nd. Send a DOC attachment to Chrys Fey at ChrysFey(at)yahoo(dot)com. Put “Member Article” in the Subject Line. 

Yesterday, the Valentine Pet & Kisses Boxed set made its way into the world. This boxed set is the work of a group of talented writers who have come up with fourteen all-new, sweet Valentine romances.

Candy and canines. Flowers and felines. Celebrate this Valentine's Day with your sweethearts of the human and fuzzy varieties! 

Nothing is more heart-warming than kisses from the pet who adores you and the man who loves you, so snuggle up with VALENTINE PETS & KISSES -- an anthology of fourteen sweet romances from USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors -- and strike the perfect mood for moonlit walks and candlelight dinners with your pet and sweetheart. Get your copy today while it's still $0.99.

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The Vet's Cupid Letter

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The release date for the Valentine Pets & Kisses is drawing ever closer! Today I'd like to share a little something from my book, The Vet's Valentine Gift.

If you haven't got your copy of the VPK set, do so before the price goes up!

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Remember When ... #VPK

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hope Welsh is sharing her story entitled Remember When ... 

Chapter 1
The ringing of her phone pulled Laura out of her writing ‘zone’. She sighed and answered it without even checking the caller ID. “Hello?”
There was no one speaking on the other end, but she could hear the breathing.
“Hello? Is this some sort of a prank?” Laura had had these kinds of call before, and had them do silly things like this.
The phone disconnected and she tossed it back on the table. A check of the phone logs showed it was a blocked number. Likely some silly kid.
Laura sighed when the phone rang again less than five minutes later. This time, she did check the caller ID and realized it was Callie.
She signed again—inwardly—as she listened to the phone call. The last thing she wanted to do was go on a search and rescue tonight. Valentine’s Day was two days away, and she’d been looking forward to sitting home and moping. It was their anniversary.
She rolled her eyes at her own musings. Going out on a search might be just the thing. She looked down at Angel, the Akita that was her partner in SAR. “What do you say, girl? Got a search in you?”
“What?” she said, her mind once again on the phone call.
“You’ll be working with Brent,” Callie said patiently. “He’s the only medic we have in the area right now.”
Laura didn’t groan, but she wanted to. The last person she wanted to spend possibly the next few days with was her soon-to-be ex, Brent Anders. “Um, Callie, I don’t really need a partner.”
“You know the rules, Laura. We send out teams of two for a reason. One with the dog and one with the medical training. You two are good together.”
We had been good together, Laura thought bitterly. But, that was before. “I don’t suppose I can talk you out of using him?”
Callie sighed and Laura winced when she heard it in her ear. It wasn’t Callie’s fault that she and Brent were no longer together. “Sorry, Callie. Of course I’ll work with him. Where are we going?”
“The mountain. Two kids went hiking and never checked in,” Callie explained. “They are fifteen and sixteen. Their parents are worried sick.”
Laura frowned. Why would parents let their teenagers hike in the mountains in the middle of February? These mountains were meant for experienced hikers—not kids—and certainly not during winter time. “Did you call Brent already?”
“I called him first to be sure he was available. He said he was…though he didn’t sound much happier than you are to be working together. What’s up with you two?” Callie asked.
Laura realized that Callie likely didn’t know that she and Brent were separated and awaiting a court date for their divorce. “We’re not together,” she said quietly.
“Oh! I’m so sorry, Laura. I had no idea.”
“It’s okay. We’re both professionals. Are we meeting at the lodge?”
“Yup. He said he could be there around three. It’ll give you two at least a couple of hours of daylight.”
“Okay. I’ll let you know when I arrive. I’m assuming you gave Brent the particulars?”
“He had me fax it to him. He’s got everything. Be safe, Laura, and bring them home.”
“We’ll do our best,” Laura agreed. If nothing else, Brent was a professional. They’d both do their jobs and find the missing kids. “Take care.”
When she sat down the phone, she looked down at the dog that had been her companion for the last three years. The Akita had been just a puppy when Brent had brought her home.
She remembered it like it was yesterday and looked down at Angel with a soft smile. Brent had been so sweet then.
“Well, come on, girl. Let’s go get our stuff,” she said.
Her backpack that she used for all SAR work was always packed in her closet. She re-packed it and checked it routinely. There was usually not time for her to take an hour to get her bag ready. Her hiking outfit was also always ready.
She grabbed her pack after she’d dressed, and grabbed her heavy parka. It was bound to be cold in the mountains.
Angel was excited and she had to laugh. The dog just loved the work. The Akita wasn’t the typical SAR dog, and Laura had been hesitant about training her, but in the end, she’d given in to Brent’s insistence that they’d make a good pair.
When her previous dog had passed away, Laura had decided to not replace Sadie. The hole in her heart couldn’t be filled with a replacement. Brent hadn’t argued with her—at first.
But, after six months, he’d simply arrived home on Valentine’s Day with the cute puppy and handed her over. It had, of course, been love at first sight.
Laura shook her head from her musings. Remembering the good times with Brent just wasn’t where she wanted her head just then.
“Let’s go, Angel,” she said as she headed for the door to the garage. “We’re going to work.”

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Visit 19 Ivy Lane

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Aubrey Wynne is serving up some intrigue at the following address ...

19 Ivy Lane by Aubrey Wynne

Eloise Kolby steps off the bus and greets Hollywood with high expectations and a smile. Two months later, she's broke, hungry and rethinking her dream. An offer to house sit provides her with too much time alone, an adopted family of kittens and a sexy postman waiting at her gate. Victor Burnham can't stop thinking of the beautiful, mysterious woman who just moved into his hometown. She meets him each day at the mailbox, waiting for a letter. When the envelope finally arrives, they both must face decisions that could make their dreams come true or jeopardize their relationship forever.  


Four hours later, she bent over her knees, panting like she just ran across the entire MGM studio. She hoped that man really did have her heart because the one in her chest felt like it would explode. 

“A bit out of shape, eh?” 

She looked up to see Rita Hayworth’s twin grinning down at her. The burnished, copper hair and teasing, blue eyes did not help her mood. How could someone look like that after an afternoon of such torture? 

“It’s my first time out on a dance set. I’ll be fine.” With forced energy, she pushed off her knees and straightened to her full height. “But tell me we are done for today.” 

With a husky laugh, she agreed.

“Yes, ma’am. Officially off duty!” 

“Who’s hungry?” called a voice from the group of girls. 

A jumbled chorus of “me” and “I am” echoed over the now quiet set. Eloise searched the lot for Ross. 

“If you’re waiting for Wilson, don’t. He’s as popular as soda at a fountain and everyone wants a drink of him.”

The redhead put an arm around her shoulder and gave a squeeze. “C’mon out with us, honey. My treat. You look like you need a good meal without owing some Romeo for it.” 

“But Ross said he’d pick me up—” 

“I bet he did. Do you believe everything people tell you?” She put a hand on her hip and took a pose like her mother used to when she’d done something foolish. “This is the movie business, sweetie. Don’t go flipping your wig over every sweet-talking man you meet. They’re like ants at a picnic.”

About the Author

Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas. 

Her debut story, Merry Christmas, Henry, was published in November 2013 by Melange Books, LLC and received Best Short Romance in the Preditors & Editors Reader's Choice of 2013. Wynne's humorous shorts Pete's Mighty Purty Privies ( Best Short in the Preditors & Editors Reader's Choice of 2014 and Top 100 Laugh Out Loud List on Goodreads) and To Cast A Cliché are published with Amazon.

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Your Biggest Fan? #VPK

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

It's Sydney Aaliyah Michelle's turn on the blog to share her story ...

Your Biggest Fan? by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Noah Patrick, NFL bad boy, has sworn off women, they only seem to want him for his fame and his money. Callie James is such a big Noah Patrick fan, she named her energetic Chihuahua after the man of her dreams. When they find themselves hiding out in the same Brooklyn Brownstone, a crazy blizzard, a never-ending supply of spaghetti, and a dog with identity issues bring them together even though they both have secrets that would tear them apart.


The knock on my door startled me. 

I slowly opened the door and stared straight ahead ... into the broad chest of a man. He wore baggy jeans and a blue t-shirt stretched across his pecs. He had removed his hoodie on his way to my place.

My gaze took a journey, not up but down. My brain on automatic spied his black leather high tops, his baggy, faded blue jeans, and the way his t-shirt gathered at his hips. His tan biceps flexed in the opening of his short sleeve shirt.

I stalled not wanting to confirm what I already knew. Every fiber of my being fired off signals on high alert for being so close to the man of my dreams.

Callie, this is getting awkward. Look at him.

I pushed my shoulders back, raised my head, blinked once, and gazed in his eyes.

Hi, gorgeous, coffee-colored eyes. 

Noah Patrick.

I screamed and jumped up and down like a little girl. Thankfully, I kept my outburst on the inside. On the outside, I maintained a pillar of indifference.


"Hey," he said as his eyes narrowed.

I shifted from one foot to the other and leaned on the doorframe studying his face. I should have seen it the moment I laid eyes on him.

The bags under his eyes weren't as pronounced as before. The cold must have had something to do with that. His kind eyes were more pronounced under the light in the hallway. A little color had returned to his face, and I could see he’d recently had his hair cut by the way it stood up on end.

He was Noah—my Noah—and he was beautiful.

About the Author
Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.  
After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer. 
Sydney has been blogging at for three years, where she interviews people about their tattoos, discusses her favorite movie quotes, and journals about her writing and editing process.  Sydney's novels tackle that dramatic world that is college and professional football and she writes heroines that love their men and the sport that they play. 

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