Friday, January 15, 2021

New Romance and Fiction from The Wild Rose Press

 

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The Woman of His Dreams
$1.99

Returning home from another trip abroad, Collin Crawford, met the enchanting governess of his two precocious nieces. He felt drawn to her immediately and thought she had as well. Now he must right a terrible wrong - and do so without damaging their fragile relationship.

A Fighting Chance
Disaster Crimes Series

$3.99

Thorn has loved Amanda from afar, giving her whatever she needs as a survivor of abuse—space, protection, and stability. He yearns to give her more, though, to share his feelings, kiss her, love her, but he's worried the truth will frighten her away.

And Amanda is afraid. She's scared of her attraction to Thorn. Most of all, she's terrified of her ex-boyfriend, who is lurking nearby where no one can find him. When she grows closer to Thorn, Damon retaliates, jeopardizing their happy ending.

Currently Unchaperoned
Currently Charmed Series

$4.99

Felicity Abbot is frustrated at yet another London Season denied her. So dreadfully unfair. When an opportunity arises to defy her parents and Society, she sneaks off—unchaperoned—to the neighbors' party. Surely no one will notice her in the crowd. Now she can finally see what all the fuss is about.

Coerced by his desperate mother, Victor Wyndell is a reluctant guest at the Chesters' gathering. He must find two things: a bride and something called The Agreement. If he fails, it could mean ruin for both his family and his chances for a decent marriage.

Instead, he finds the enchanting Miss Abbot. She is more than happy to help such an attractive gentleman, provided he assists her in navigating where she doesn't belong. Together, they discover secrets, scandals, and maybe even love. But can they unearth the mysterious Agreement?

Rawhide: Ace in the Hole
$3.99

At Rawhide, the very exclusive dungeon where only those with connections gather to indulge their sexual fantasies, a new twist has been added—a deck of cards. For each Master and sub, the choice of cards from their deck determines the play for the night. Who knows what twists a game of chance can bring…

Cut the Cards

Kelly LeBlanc was hot and aroused at being selected as part of a demonstration for Rawhide's members and guests. A card game for sex? What fun! But then she meets the Dom, Tanner Sloat, and finds all her wildest fantasies are about to come true.

Blackjack

He was everything Nia March ever dreamed about in a Master. As he takes her to levels higher than she's even been, touching something deep inside her, she wonders if she can protect her heart.

Texas Hold 'Em

Sage Drummond thought she'd never recover from the effects of a relationship filled with cruelty, but she craved the role of sub. When she tentatively dips her toe in the waters at Rawhide, the last thing she expects to find is a Master who will satisfy her needs as well as heal her heart. Can it last?

Dealer's Choice

Cade Sullivan was one of the most in demand Doms until a tragedy sent him hiding from the world and out of the D/s life. Working at Rawhide gives Fiona Wilder the urge to try the D/s life. Can she be the key to help Cade forget the past and build a life with a sub that is all his?

Two of a Kind

They each bring their baggage to a night at Rawhide that is supposed to be nothing but fun—a night of intense D/s play. Neither is prepared for the intense connection they make or how it will change their lives.

Time of the Wolf
The Tarlisian Sagas

$5.99

Sent by the Mage Brekan, Keilah, outlawed Princess of Carrum Bahl travels back in time to seek out Radin Hawk, the reincarnation of an ancient warrior king. She is not prepared for the strong feelings she has for him or the feeling of familiarity.

Radin is always game for a good fight, but when the battle risks the woman who reminds him of his lost love he is not sure the price is worth it. But how can he leave her undefended to return to his own time?

They follow Brekan on his quest to defeat Anya the Sorceress Queen and right an ancient wrong. But wonder what he is hiding. Can they trust their feelings and each other or are they just pawns in a larger game?

Spring Upon a Crime
A Seattle Wilderness Mystery

$4.99


Wilderness guide Crystal Rainey leads a group of college students to a private campground amidst the awe-inspiring Olympic Rain Forest. The excursion is ruined when the charming hostess Roxie is discovered standing over the land owner's body, murder weapon in hand.

Enlisted to investigate the crime to absolve her friend, Crystal descends on the quiet city of Forks to find loggers, developers, and eco-protesters circling the property, intent on either exploiting or protecting the bastion of old-growth forest. The list of suspects is intimidating. Can Crystal find answers in a community determined to keep her in the dark?         

Monday, January 11, 2021

Great New Books from The Wild Rose Press

 

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Heart of Ash
$1.99

In the skies over France during the Great War, the life expectancy of a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps is measured in days.
Captain Elliot "Ash" Bainbridge is certain he'll be the next pilot sent spinning to earth in a ball of fire. Not because the Germans will shoot him down, but because God will punish him for daring to love another man.
When Ash met Lieutenant Harry March, their attraction was instant. But Harry hates Ash's fatalistic attitude. He believes in capturing the moment.
Can Ash set aside his fear of death and take a chance on love? Or should he try to keep his heart safe from hurt forever?

Love Is a Filing Cabinet

$4.99

Ambitious organizer Minn Evans resents being the only sane and stable person in her family. She wants a normal life with schedules and balanced meals and maybe a man who won't fall for her sister.
Ford Hayes, a whiz at creativity and a dud at organization, becomes Art Director for a privately-owned TV station. But his office is a mess, his planning skills are a train wreck, and he can't find his socks.
Minn needs a job; Ford needs an organizer. But Minn's vagabond parents and man-stupifying sister aren't the only roadblocks on their journey to love.

August Blues
Deerbourne Inn

$3.99

As a daughter of a bestselling novelist, Annie Shaw is determined to establish herself as a romance author apart from her father's name. When a career-threatening review sends her on vacation at Deerbourne Inn, she wonders if she should quit writing.

Book critic Zane Barrett hates all things romance—especially novels. Every August, he travels to Willow Springs, Vermont, to cope with a loss he's never relinquished.

When the two meet in the idyllic town, even Zane admits they've fallen victim to love at first sight. But what will happen when Annie discovers her hated critic and the perfect man are one and the same?

Siren's Call

$4.99

Troubled by PTSD and struggling to reintegrate into society. ex-Marine Evan Hunter is a haunted man. When a sailing trip ends in disaster, he's stranded in a secret ocean facility called the Dome. And now he's hallucinating. Mermaids don't exist...do they?
Then his colleagues begin disappearing. Some show up strangely maimed. Trapped deep below the waves, Evan isn't sure who he can trust. That includes the mysterious beauty he's falling in love with. Sariana has her own mission: revenge. But the closer she gets to Evan, the more she begins doubting herself. Do all the humans deserve her vengeance?
Time is running out for Evan and Sariana. Both must pick a side to fight for. But what happens if they don't choose the same one?

The Fountain

$5.99

Deep in an Ozarks holler lurks an ancient source of power called the Fountain. It drives men and women mad and leads them to do strange and terrible things. It is growing in strength. Only an invisible Wall, held in place by centuries of sacrificial magic, protects an unwitting mountain community from a descent into bloodshed and madness. Now, the Wall fades and its last defender, Abe, an old man steeped in ritual and secrets, fights frantically to shore it up. His powers are waning and his fears are rising. Jill, a young journalist, struggles to understand the mystery of the Fountain and of her own violent family history and Jack, a former Marine running from his past, may have the solution pumping through his veins. As the past comes back to haunt the present, will another act of great evil be the solution?         

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Tis the season for reading

 

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes
The Dark Eyes

$4.99

Blindsided by an attack that destroys her home and blamed for murder, Karolina Dalca, a half-vampire, escapes, only to plunge into the magical societies from which she was sheltered.

Betrayed by those around her, she abandons her dreams of becoming an investigator and flees, trusting only herself. Her police internship would never prove more useful. Hoofing it through the wilderness, she makes it to her university dorm, disheveled but delightfully deflowered.

Enter a full vampire: one wielding dark magic and a ride out of Canada. A fugitive from the law, Karo complies with his demands to escape, unsure whether his requests are bewitched. She vows to clear her name and avenge her mother's death, but Karo's family secrets aren't so easily left behind.

Broken Toys
$4.99

Texas Ranger Noah Morgan has his life together—with a great job and the girl of his dreams. Too bad it's all based on a lie. A single phone call threatens to bring it all crashing down. After an irate citizen complains shoddy workmanship has left him with a booby-trapped driveway, and the local sheriff's office is too busy to respond, Noah takes the call. The investigation of local scam artists uncovers a human trafficking ring. Noah fights to avoid being swept back into the sights of his murderous family—people he escaped at the age of seventeen.

Can he keep his past a secret or will his carefully crafted life come to a violent end?

Ghostly Interference
The White Rune Series

$5.99

Jag Peters has one goal in his quiet comfortable life—to keep his karma slate wiped clean. A near-miss crash with a candy apple red Harley threatens to upend his safe world. He tracks down the rider to apologize properly. Slipping into a seedy biker bar, he discovers the rider isn't a "he", it's a "she", a dark-haired beauty.

Rena Jett is a troubled soul, who lives in a rough world. She wants no part of Jag's apology, but even while she pushes him away, she is attracted to him. When he claims to see a ghost—her brother—can she trust him? And could her brother's final gift, a magical rune stone with the symbol for "happily ever after" have the power to heal her wounds and allow opposites to find common ground—perhaps even love?

A Chance with a Mountain Man
Smoky Mountains Love

$1.99

Stressed-out, overworked wedding planner Darlie McBride spends more time on her brides than on herself. When her friend convinces her to vacation at a cabin in the Smoky Mountains, she finds an unexpected feature. Sexy mountain man Chance Duran offers to make her mountain memories unforgettable, and Darlie is more than ready to get naughty. Things get hot enough to melt winter and stay that way.

Civil War Life
A Plains Life

$4.99

During the perilous years of the Civil War, life-altering events challenge the Hewitt family living in conflict-weary Kansas. Throughout the war, runaway slaves appearing at the farm put the family at constant risk from lawless bounty hunters. The young couple Billy and Elizabeth wonder if the time is right to marry and start a family. Billy and Mark face almost certainty that they will be called upon to fight, leaving behind everything they've worked so hard to establish.

As the present looms menacingly over the Hewitt family, the future that held so much promise is now filled with fear and uncertainty. Will courage and love be enough to see them through? Only time will tell.

Deadly Commandment

$4.99

Escaping a disastrous love affair, successful Silicon Valley techie, Alyssa Manchester pounces on the chance to settle a long-lost relative's Parisian estate. Buried amidst hordes of junk in the apartment, Alyssa unearth s a trove of priceless artifacts—and a partial journal revealing evidence of her great-aunt's secret World War II identity.

Like his father before him, police investigator, Anton de Ville, hunts for treasures stolen by the Nazis. He suspects Alyssa's aunt knew more than she would ever admit. Undercover as a baker, he uses Alyssa's passion for pastry and a winning smile to wheedle his way into her apartment. But he becomes attracted to the beautiful American, and the lies about his identity jeopardize their budding relationship.

Hoping for More
Deerbourne Inn

$2.99

Dr. Daniel Stevenson, professor of history at the University of Vermont, is a popular guest speaker at the Willow Springs Community Center. But that's not the only reason he keeps returning to the small town. He's strongly attracted to the assistant librarian who coordinates the programs. So far, they've been good friends, but his upcoming scheduled talk provides the perfect opportunity to take their friendship to a serious commitment. He's just not sure if the other man he's seen her with is only a friend or someone special in her life.

Wynne Buchanan is looking forward to a certain shy professor's community center presentation about a murder committed in Willow Springs almost a century ago. Their friendship these past four years has meant the world to her, but every time she thinks they're moving toward a serious relationship, he pulls away. She's determined to find out why during his upcoming visit, because she's hoping for more…so much more.         

Friday, December 11, 2020

Cozy up with a new book from the Wild Rose Press

 

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Tangled in Tinsel

$3.99

Sugar Plum fairies eat your heart out. Madison Reynolds has visions of a different kind dancing in her head. Home for the holidays in Cedar Bend, Colorado, Madison must focus on helping her bedridden pregnant sister, not fantasize about the one who got away. But how is she supposed to forget about her high school crush when she bumps into him at every turn?

From the moment Ryder Sanders untangled the reindeer antlers from Madison's hair his Christmas season appeared brighter. The time spent in her company leaves him more smitten. So, why does she still treat him as if he has cooties? They're not in high school anymore.

Can the two find a forever love? Or will their wishes melt away like icing on a Christmas treat?

Hiding in Plain Sight

$4.99

Vaughn Matthews witnessed a horrendous crime and spent eight years of her life in witness protection. Now she's ready to regain her life, free of fear—until she receives mysterious gifts and threatening notes. When private investigator Tony Lombardo meets his new neighbor, the attraction is immediate. She's an enigma, a mystery he wants to solve. Is her careful behavior just an eccentricity, or is she in real danger?

Blind Faith

$3.99

Lady Cassandra Woods thinks her aunt, who refused to marry and lives life in the country on her own terms, defiant in the face of society, is the perfect model to follow. A surprising request changes Cassie's thinking and brings about more than saving a friend – it saves her own future happiness.

Baked with Love
A Match Made in Heaven

$5.99

Innkeeper Maureen O'Dowd lives to cook and bake, spoils her family and friends, and is an expert at keeping secrets, especially about the man who's held her heart for years.
Police Chief Lucas Alexander is dealing with an aging father and a moody teenage son, and he's in love with a woman who only wants to be friends.
How can these two fiercely private people reveal their feelings for one another without destroying the friendship they already have? And if they're successful, will another secret, if revealed, drive a wedge between Maureen and Lucas that can never be repaired?

The Girl from the USO

$5.99

When USO volunteer and nursing student Millie Beaubien meets WWII Royal Air Force pilot Edward Owen in Detroit, she's convinced she's found her very own larger than life hero. Intoxicated by their whirlwind courtship and her growing obsession with him, she ignores all warning signs that he is not what he appears to be. Comparing her beloved yet mercurial Edward to the heroes in her favorite books and films of the day, Millie looks forward to being mistress of Sand Castles Hall, a great Cornwall estate akin to the fictional Manderley in Rebecca. But when she arrives in England, Millie must sort fact from fiction and abandon all delusions, hers and her blue-eyed pilot's.
Will she be able to save herself from being destroyed by what she thought was love?

Alpha Eternal
Alpha Council Chronicles

$4.99

Alexander Hall is a fun-loving vampire whose duty comes before all else, except maybe finding a heartmate. Discouraged when he is assigned to infiltrate a demonic compound, Alex plans on getting in and out fast, but fate has other plans. Once Alex discovers a sexy demon from his past is chosen as his guide, he couldn't be more pleased.
Shira is a demon who likes to keep to herself, so when the demon king asks her to be Alex's guide, she couldn't be less pleased. Keeping the vampire from discovering demon secrets quickly becomes a fulltime job. A job she didn't ask for and most definitely doesn't want.
With the vampire's desire for someone to commit his heart to and the demon looking to run as far away as possible, how will fate intervene to bring this unlikely couple together?

Round of Applause
Strawberry Shifters

$5.99

Aurora Turner embarks on a post-graduate adventure to find her forever family only to be captured by the Sluagh, soul-sucking Fae exiles. While she is grateful to be rescued by the Strawberry shifters, her Prince Not-So-Charming is a little hasty when he starts picking out their wedding china.
Destiny gives James Martin a second chance at love. Aurora may prove to be more of a hazard to herself than the Sluagh ever were. He has the daunting task of keeping her away from sharp objects, and from ogling his best friend, Nate.
Nate Wagner is shocked when Aurora passes the prophesized shifter smell test identifying her as his mate. The beta male competes against the mature courtship skills of James with his own modern twist.
However, will his devotion to James keep her out of his arms or will they create their perfect family—one they never dreamed of?         

Monday, December 07, 2020

Hiding In Plain Sight by Cheryl A. Cornell

 Welcome Cheryl to our garden interviews


Tell us about your writing.


The hardest chapter for me to write is the last. The opening always comes with character development, setting and plot points.

When dealing with small writer’s block, I will take a walk outside to clear my mind.  If the block goes beyond a change of scenery and fresh air, I put the project aside until I find perspective or clarity. I usually have several projects open at the same time in different stages of development. Working on something totally different for a few days helps.

I have a house rule of set work hours. If I don’t take my writing seriously, nobody around me will respect my boundaries and nothing would get accomplished. I have the luxury of turning off my phone between ten AM and five PM.  

The first time, without hesitation I allowed myself to consider I was a writer was the day The Wild Rose Press contracted A Little Color In His Life, 2008.

While I don’t always know the exact specifics, I always know in the end, my characters will find a way to be together. 


and tell us about you.

The hero of my world is my husband of thirty plus years. He is a rare combination of the bad boy and the perfect gentlemen with a hint of the devil, knowing how far to push the line but keep his principles. He believes in my work and helps to make it a priority in our lives. 

If I came with a warning label it would be blunt.

My favorite time of year is fall, when the air is crisp and the leaves are changing.

The most realistic portions of Hiding In Plain Sight is my connection with Tony and his ever ready coffee pot. I never leave an empty pot no matter how late or pressured I’m feeling. It soothes me to know at the push of a button I’ll be rewarded with the scent and taste of fresh brew. Along with a stash of mini assorted chocolate bars.

I always laugh at reruns of the skits in the Carol Burnette show from the nineteen seventies. Mel Brooks movie, Young Frankenstein has the same effect. When I’m thinking through an issue, my favorite background music is George Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue. When the work day is over, its back to Aerosmith, Led Zepplin and AC/DC rock.

Where can we find you?

My web site is cornellromance.com
Public email address is cornellromance@yahoo.com
Facebook is: cornellromance
Twitter is: @cornellromance
My current release is Hiding In Plain Sight








Sunday, December 06, 2020

Welcome to Wylder, Wyoming

 

The Wylder West

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The Wylder County Social Club
$3.99

Eliza Jane O'Hanlan is called west to care for her ailing mother. Raised by a spinster aunt, she only knows that her mother is a successful businesswoman. When she arrives in Wylder she is shocked to learn her mother is the town madam. But the secrets don't end there…

Doctor Sam "Coyote" Sullivan saw enough suffering and dying in the war to last a lifetime. He is more than happy to help the town madam keep her girls free of disease—and worse. The moment she arrives in town, the madam's daughter makes it clear she doesn't approve of her mother's unconventional methods—or him.

Before long, Eliza doesn't just have the town of Wylder in a stir. She has Coyote pretty stirred up, too.

A Wylder Christmas
$4.99

Can a Christmas miracle bring a southern belle into the arms of a Union soldier?
Violet Bloom leaves Charleston to come west as a mail-order bride. But when she steps off the stagecoach, she's greeted by tragic news. She vows to begin anew in Wylder, to lay haunting memories to rest, and find peace.

Former Union soldier Thomas Harvey's dreams of homesteading are crushed, along with his heart, at the passing of his wife. He moves to town and struggles to survive—not for himself, but for his spirited young daughter.

After Thomas rescues Violet during a snowstorm, neither has any thought of romance. But Christmas magic is in the air. It's a time of forgiveness and new beginnings—even for lost souls.

Wylder Hearts
$3.99

Caleb Holt is the man to see for a good horse. Abuse an animal and he'll teach the lesson that goes with it. When he lands on top of a woman in the midst of a brawl and snags a passionate kiss, he sparks a fire he never expected. But it doesn't take the cowboy long to learn a lesson of his own… sometimes love comes with a price.

Seamstress Laurel Adams is embarrassed by Caleb's stolen kiss. Though she is determined to raise her son alone, she wonders at the ease of falling for the handsome horseman. But when the husband who abandoned her returns, there is only one choice to make—the one that breaks her heart into tiny pieces.

A Walk on the Wylder Side
$3.99

Outspoken, rebellious Cissy Arkwright was sent west from her Chicago home to work at a boarding house in Wylder, Wyoming. The last thing she expects is friendship with the handsome new boarder, a man with an air of danger and the power to make her smile.

Buck Standish is on the run from his past. He'd like to put aside the life of a gun-for-hire, especially once he meets Cissy. But experience tells him the past has a way of catching up, pistols in hand. He's lost his heart to Cissy—should he protect her by hitting the trail again? Or stay in Wylder and fight for their future?         

Saturday, December 05, 2020

Tis the Season for Reading

 

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Unseen
The Fallen Guardians

$4.99

After centuries of torturous visions from Fate, party boy EJ, hides his guilt behind a perfectly crafted visage. When a woman appears in his dreams, full of sunshine and innocence, he thinks it's another punishment. But when the dream warps, EJ must question not only his destiny, but also his aversion to commitment.

Dreaming of a sexy book boyfriend is the closest thing Hailee has to a happily ever after. Years of running from her mom's imaginary demons ensured that. But when tragedy strikes and Hailee's caught in the middle of a brutal war, all her hope falls on the reluctant hero she thought was a fantasy.

As an ancient battle threatens to tear them apart, EJ and Hailee must fight for their happy ending before their nightmares become a reality.

McCarren’s Rules ~ Angel Falls

$4.99

Private investigator Julianne McCarren would give anything to have her husband alive again but settles for the occasional comment he makes in her head. His wedding gift to her, a blue diamond necklace named Angel Falls, goes missing from her safety deposit box in New York, with only a replica in its place. Aided by Security Specialist Macklin Pierce and her niece, Julianne sorts through obsessed in-laws, a grieving bank vault escort, a scheming mistress, and a threatening gang member, all with Russian ties. Who made the replica, why was a bicycle messenger killed, and will Julianne recover her necklace before it's lost forever?

A Recipe for Forever
A Redford Falls Story

$2.99


She has one last hope – a small, family-run bakery that might just be baking up second chances.

Dwindling finances has Jess Robinson running out of options. With a past filled with failures, she longs for a new beginning. Applying for a job she isn't qualified for may be another crazy mistake, but at this point Jess has nothing to lose.

Juggling two jobs, Travis Cooper has absolutely no time for a relationship and isn't looking for one. But when his mother hires an unqualified baker, he has more to worry about than three-tiered wedding cakes and fighting fires. Will he break his own no-dating-coworkers rule and make a little room in his life for love?

The Dominant

$4.99


Finance and marketing director Kelly Jones, aka "Jones" to her friends, is searching for a submissive lover and life companion to add the spark that's missing in her current relationship. As she leans on Caroline, her long-time best friend and colleague, platonic feelings begin to blur into something heated. Maybe her bestie has the sizzle she's been searching for. First, she has to get beyond the friend zone and convince Caroline to explore her submissive side.

Caroline Sykes, an edgy and rebellious women's fashion designer, has been heartbroken before and doesn't trust easily. Jones is the only one she'll open up to. When her ex comes back to haunt her, Jones is there for her. In a moment of weakness, the undercurrent of desire Caroline has suppressed for so long roars to life. Taking her friendship with Jones to an intimate level isn't a new idea, but sex with Jones would lead to a world she's not sure she's willing to explore.