Friday, April 09, 2021

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden


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When Talmadge Hammond drifts into the Idaho mining camp he has no intention of using his law degree. He's there for whiskey and the gold he can win at cards. Instead, he must save the life of the woman who'd once vowed to love him until…
Noletta Kittridge begins that day covered in a man's blood and accused of murder. She has sinned to stay alive. Redemption can come only by giving her life to save the person who accidentally killed the man. Even Tal's reappearance in her life can't revive Letty's will to live.
Determined to keep her from the hangman's noose, Tal must either convince her to tell who did kill the victim or solve the mystery himself. If he fails, he and Letty will finally reach that unvoiced destination beyond until…

Shadows of Doubt

Former grade school bully and, later, amateur drug dealer Jeff Hudson turns his life around and is pursuing a degree in agriculture. His future, as well as a budding relationship with fellow student Sandy Harris, is threatened when a former dealer threatens to expose Jeff's past to university authorities if he doesn't rejoin the ring.

Realizing that Jeff is no longer an angry, misunderstood boy, Sandy must take a stand against her family and friends who swear he is no good and will only cause her unhappiness. Together, can they escape the past in order to forge a future?

The Price of Secrets

When Jamie Crandall left Seattle for college twenty-five years ago, she was pregnant. Her mother demanded that she abort the child or get the hell out of Seattle and never come back.

Jamie chose the latter, using her scholarship to UC Berkeley to disappear with the son she refused to abort. But now, everything has changed. Her mother has died, and Jamie is coming home to face the father of her son.

Reuniting her son and his father will come at a high price though…Jamie has one more secret left to reveal.

Chocolate Raspberry Magic
One Scoop or Two


Prim and proper Trinity Shilo is the assistant manager for Salem's Wildlife Sanctuary. She hasn't had much luck in the boyfriend department, but the new employee Paul is different. Deep and brooding she sees something special hidden below the surface. Besides she has secrets of her own.
Paul Thorp is a wounded Special Forces veteran now working in security and computer support. He's fought hard to keep his demons in check and for the first time feels he is ready for a real relationship.
When a fire breaks out at Puffin Cove Rescue they are called in to help with the recovery and ice cream social fundraiser. Sometimes things are not what they seem, and neither are people. When magic is unleashed will what they learn bring them closer together or push them apart?         

Sunday, April 04, 2021

New Releases from The Wild Rose Press


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The Texas Ranger and the Veterinarian

Veterinarian Henrietta Manville answered a call for a coroner more than once and this time Ranger Tanner would be her guide. She was attracted to the man—who wouldn't be? But they both had a job to do and then never see one another again. Keep it business was her motto in life and it had kept her safe so far.

Journey to New Salem
The Witches of Vegas


A year has passed since The Witches of Vegas saved the city from the evil Wiccan vampire, Valeria. Since then, the show has hit an all-time high. So has the romance between teen witch Isis Rivera and teenage magician, Zack Galloway.

Things couldn't be any better for them until Isis develops seizures that cause her power to spiral out of control. Fires and earthquakes are just the beginning of the chaos caused by the misfired witchcraft. Unable to find a cure, Isis' family journeys to New Salem, a fabled village of witches which may or may not even exist. Meanwhile, Zack ends up face to face with the only being who may have a cure…Valeria. But does he dare pay her price?

Bobby’s Diner
The Bobby's Diner Series


Fifteen years ago, Georgette Carlisle sauntered into Sunnydale and fell in love with Bobby. Not only was he the owner of a diner named after himself, but Bobby was also married. Now, Bobby has died and left his restaurant to both women. But that's not the only problem. The property is situated on an attractive highway corridor, and Zach Pinzer with Chariot International has the diner in his crosshairs. Pinzer wants the property for his next great project and is willing to kill to get what he wants. Will Georgette and Vanessa be able to work the diner together? Or will Pinzer steal the property out from under them? No matter what happens, both Georgette and Vanessa will need to amp up their courage to keep from losing Bobby's legacy.

A Reckless Heart
Scarred Hearts


Meg Thurgood, former society girl, took the blame for her friend and paid a steep price. Now all she wants is solitude and a chance to rebuild her life. She thinks she's found that in an isolated house she rents from a mysterious stranger.

Simon McAlter has hidden in his house on the coast of Maine since a fire left him scarred. A successful landscape architect who conducts his business and teaches his classes remotely, he's lost his inspiration and is trying to pretend he's not lonely.

Simon's new neighbor is more than he bargained for. When he learns Meg's secret, will he retreat into the shadows or will he learn to see past the surface and trust in Meg's love?

Teach Me
Lusty Liaisons


Med student Jayne Willis is devastated when she's stood up for a date arranged by hookup service Lusty Liaisons. Really, who stands up someone willing to have sex?

Widowed professor Noah Gallagher's chance encounter at a hotel bar with an alluring young woman is unexpected but might be just what he needs. He's on the last leg of a cross-country trip prior to returning to the university, ready to start a new chapter in his life.

One lonely widower looking to reconnect plus one beautiful, albeit inexperienced, young woman equals one hot night. Will she get an A in lovemaking, and will he get a hall pass back to life?         

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Recent Releases from The Wild Rose Press


New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Mall Girl Meets the Shadow Vandal

Chloe Lamont doesn't live in a neighborhood, like most kids. Her house is in the middle of the mall. And now someone is stealing items from her house and using them to vandalize stores. Who is trying to frame her? And how are they getting into the house?

Desperate to catch the real vandal and clear her name, Chloe seeks help from the kids in her Mystery Reading Group at school. While searching for clues, the Mystery Groupers make an astounding discovery. And then things get really crazy…

Accidental Sin

Jana Sinclair returns to her hometown to settle her grandmother's affairs. While there, she experiences what she believes is a visit by her deceased parents, which casts doubt on the manner of their deaths. After passing out, she wakes up in single, successful, and seriously sexy Garrett Sanatota's arms.

Garrett fans the embers of her long-buried adolescent crush. But his property is the site of her parents' deaths and the focus of Jana's exploration. Oh, how the commitment-phobic temptress entrances him. He offers his assistance and uses every tool at his disposal to ensnare her body and lay claim to her heart.

New information about what happened the day her parents died surfaces, but will it be enough for Jana to sever ties to the past in time to find happiness with Garrett?

Betting on Love

Tempest Swan is out for revenge. Billionaire Leonard Allred's software program has put her out of a job. She makes a bet with a friend that she'll get Leonard to take her on a date so she can get retribution, but a fortuitous accident with an adorable nerd might just derail her vengeance.

Leonard has reasons for hiding his identity from the public. It's worked well for him so far, until he starts falling for the honest and witty Tempest. But how can he destroy their budding romance by admitting he's actually the guy she hates?

Cross your Heart and Die Series


The ghost haunting Karlee Davis is tormented by amnesia. When Karlee finds work in a small coastal community setting up a weekly newspaper, the location jogs the ghost's memory and triggers violent visions from its past.

A severe storm brings Cole Maxwell, the commitment-challenged landlord living in the marina, off the water and inside. He and Karlee share their accommodation while repairs are completed on his boat. Cole's interest in Karlee makes him hyper-vigilant, and it doesn't take long before he discovers the ghost.

The more Karlee learns about the ghost's background, the less certain she is of her own. She'll have to trust her instincts to find everyone a peaceful ever after...if she can exorcise the dark creature manipulating them all.

The Minivan Affairs


Middle-aged minivan moms, Anna Jones and Jennifer Clarke began their friendship back in college. These days, they struggle with the daily demands of parenthood, unhappy marriages, and unfulfilled dreams of being professional writers. During a weekly coffee date in their suburban neighborhood, their conversation turns from the standard husband and children anecdotes to writing erotic novels.

Between soccer games and school carpool, the wannabe authors each write a dirty chapter but discover steamy bedroom scenes escape their grasp. Their sexless marriages offer no inspiration, so in the name of "research," they embark on a two-month-long carnal adventure.

Salsa dancing, a trip to Italy, and a hot barista get words flowing on the page, but while suburbia isn't what it used to be, neither are their lives at home...or their friendship. Will Anna and Jennifer find what they're after or wish they'd never gone looking?         

Monday, March 22, 2021

A New Review for Bobby's Diner

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Bobby's Diner

Susan Wingate

The Wild Rose Press, Inc 

ASIN : B08W8TFLTN            $3.99


Fifteen years ago, Georgette Carlisle fell in love at first sight with the owner of Bobby's Diner. A married man, Bobby found himself caught between two women. His conundrum was resolved (for him) upon his death, but these women are only beginning to grapple with the impact of his decisions when he leaves the restaurant to them both, in his will.


As if this weren't enough struggle, Bobby's Diner is located in a lucrative highway corridor that has investor Zach Pinzer willing to kill for the opportunity to develop it. Literally.


And so two disparate individuals find their lives entwined by opportunity, love, and threat, creating dilemmas that form the foundation of the powerful read that is Bobby's Diner.


Susan Wingate's wry sense of irony and humor come to light in the first paragraph, which tells of the will's unpleasant surprise: "Bobby did something none of us expected. He gave me half the interest in the diner and the other half to Vanessa! Just like Bobby to be equitable."


This sense of humor is injected into their relationship as Georgette narrates the impact of this revelation on ex Vanessa: "The note talked about his guilt for leaving Vanessa but also about his great love for me how Vanessa spent nearly half her life building the diner but it was my creativity that keep it going. Have you ever heard the term livid before? Well, Vanessa’s face turned every shade of livid I’ve ever seen. I remember sitting there imagining her head filling up like one of those water balloons at the fair and exploding right off her shoulders."


Vanessa and Georgette actually have a lot in common. Perhaps that's why Bobby loved them both. Creative, determined women who are hard workers, the two would have been ideal partners under other circumstances. They are about to find out that the differences between them are less than the threat posed by the man who will do anything to gain access to their inheritance.


The power in Susan Wingate's book lies as much in their evolving partnership relationship and the future of a diner that stands at the crossroads of development as it does in the growing threat to both. Wingate does an exquisite job of expanding on this relationship, drawing both women into a cat-and-mouse game between not just each other, but outside forces.


It's actually a triangle of inherited mess, because Vanessa's daughter Roberta also has an unexpected stake and say in what evolves, and a way of putting both women on the spot: “I may not have any say in this, but…but…” She looked around at me and continued, “But Georgette does!” She was nailing her mother by using me. Vanessa’s shoulders dropped and she turned slowly back to face her daughter."


The psychology surrounding these disparate forces and approaches to the diner and life is wonderfully portrayed against the backdrop of crime, business issues, changing interpersonal relationships, and the pivot point of a diner that lies at the focal point of an evolving disaster on many fronts.


Readers who enjoy stories of women at odds with one another, who face mystery, threat, and changing relationships all at once, will relish the lively psychological dilemmas in Bobby's Diner. Much more than a story of suspense or intrigue, it's a vivid study in changing human relationships that will keep readers thoroughly engaged.



Best regards,

Diane Donovan, Editor

Donovan's Literary Services



"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." -C.S. Lewis

Sunday, March 21, 2021

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden


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Deadly Reunion
The Nina Foster Mystery Series


When Richmond, Washington librarian, Nina Foster, and newspaper owner Stephen Kraslow attend his high school reunion in Parker's Landing, Idaho, the event turns tragic when Stephen's good friend, Mark MacTeague, suddenly drops dead at a picnic. Nina has reason to believe he was murdered and vows to uncover the culprit. Meanwhile, Stephen's high school girlfriend, Angie Delaney, reveals a long kept secret that brings a big change to his life. Can Stephen and Nina's relationship survive this new turn of events? Will Nina uncover the murderer before he or she commits another crime?

In the Shadow of the Dark Planet
In the Shadow of Destiny Series


Marty and Gillian Wood settle into routine farm life in rural North Carolina. Marty falls into a deep sleep and grapples with a horrifying creature in his nightmare. The next morning, he bears the wounds of his dream and faces the chilling truth that the dream is real. To his horror, Gillian collapses, stricken by the mark of a demon. Marty faces a grim prospect—he must either travel to a foreign world and battle the demon, Jeez, or watch his beloved Gillian die before his eyes. His only hope is to enlist Rachael, the entity that dwells within the Ark of the Covenant, to transport him to the dark planet Oronas to battle Jeez and save his wife.

Eat Your Heart Out
Starting Over


When a tyrant in stilettos replaces her beloved boss, and her ex snags her coveted job, teacher Dana Narvana discovers there are worse things than getting dumped on Facebook. Time for the BFF advice squad, starting with Dana's staunchest ally, Alex—hunky colleague, quipster, and cooking pal extraordinaire. But when the after hours smooching goes nowhere, she wonders why this grown man won't make up his mind.

Alex Bethany's new lifestyle gives him the confidence to try online dating. What he craves is a family of his own until a life-altering surprise rocks his world. He knows he's sending Dana mixed messages. Alex panics when he thinks he's blown his chance with his special person. From appetizers to the main course will these two cooking buddies make it to dessert?

Funny and bittersweet, Dana and Alex's story will have you rooting for them.

She Wakes the Night
The Dragons Return Series


Trell Langois escapes a thousand-year-old curse. Being trapped as a tree wasn't on her bucket list, but now she can continue as a healer. Traveling with her dragon, Torkel, she seeks out new cures to help others and meets Gren. An unfortunate soul who suffers from a dreadful disease.

Gren Oyg Har is a prince on a mission. In order to rule his father's kingdom, he must find a healer. Not just any healer, mind you, but one with a dragon. Yet, it is Trell who finds and rescues Gren, but wants nothing more to do with him. If not for Torkel, she would leave him behind.

Separate goals soon become entangled, and both Trell and Gren are on their way to falling in love until secrets better kept hidden become known--and threaten to destroy all they hold dear. 

Monday, March 15, 2021

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden


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The Haunt Vault


For Bianca Schumann, a Former Tender and esteemed mediator in vampire society, straddling the human and vampire worlds has become infinitely more complicated as the two worlds prepare for battle. When she finds herself the target of Species Purifiers, she enlists the help of Jagger Kaius to exact revenge on the humans responsible for the destruction of her home.

Jagger, bearing the cursed markings of his recent imprisonment, understands Bianca's desire for vengeance. But the longer he works alongside her, the more intrigued and confused he becomes by the cracks he sees in her practiced perfection. Burned by love in the past, he clings tightly to the Tender-Vampire dance, one of clear rules and expectations.

Will Jagger be able to break through Bianca's Tender training and the walls around his heart, or will he step away as she chooses her side in the impending species war?

River's Journey
Winds of Destiny


River Gallagher loves three things—her family, Frank Finn, and her hometown. Her property management career is going great, or at least it was until Calder Finn arrives in town. His rash plans threaten her and the future of everyone in Sweetwater Harbor, NC.

Calder Finn returns home to settle his father's estate. But not only is his father still alive he has a wild and beautiful guardian. River not only threatens Finn's intention for a quick escape, she also questions his beliefs. Something very few people have ever done before. Tempers flare and personalities clash until an uneasy alliance is forged—at least temporarily.

Magic on His Mind
The Gifted


Sergeant Gabriel Hunt can move small, inanimate objects with his mind. A handy talent, but one fraught with dangerous consequences if used recklessly. He employs his gift only when necessary and covertly where possible. He has been sent east to retrieve his commander's daughter and escort her back to Fort Dent. A simple assignment, until train robbers and a willful, golden-haired lady threaten to expose his secrets.

Margaret Ellen Myer has been summoned to her father's garrison in the Indian Territories. A misconstrued incident with a stable boy yielded a broken engagement and disgrace. Her only source of comfort is a black stallion she raised from birth. When the horse is stolen, her journey with Sergeant Hunt to recover the stallion challenges her perceptions about life and love.



Like all children living at Rose Hill Asylum, Kyle Hampton wanted freedom from the abusive staff and violent residents. When at nine he was adopted into a loving family, he left his younger brother behind and didn't look back. Twenty-eight years later, his choices have returned to haunt him.

Now a family man, Kyle has hidden his true childhood from his wife, only to stir up the past when, as a lark, he revisits the underground tunnels and the abandoned asylum with a friend. A dark figure wants revenge and emerges ready to destroy Kyle and everyone he loves. But Kyle isn't going down without a fight—he's played in the shadows before.

Will his childhood, rooted in terror, be what saves him?

A Love So Sweet


Entrepreneur Kathleen Newman struggles toward her dream of selling her special cheesecakes. Pig farmer Jeffrey Dikes has a big secret--he's actually a millionaire. Together, they must navigate their undeniable attraction while caring for Jeff's feisty, wheelchair-bound mom, a precious toddler, and a pet pig named Petunia. Are their differences a recipe for disaster? Or can they push past a sour first meeting to find that trusting each other can be the sweetest gift of all? 

Friday, March 05, 2021

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden


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The Bloodborn Series


Fate has given her a second chance. The only things Elisabeta knows how to do is lie, cheat, and swindle. When her brother learns of a treasure worth kingdoms lying in the heart of Ichor Knell, the great vampire city, he sends her to steal it. However, the key to the treasury is safeguarded by the captain of the guard, a brute named Dracula.
Dracula cannot resist the beautiful and mysterious Elisabeta. As danger erupts in Ichor Knell, he is forced into a precarious position to resist the evil within the city and to protect his family and the woman he cares for immensely.
Despite the connection he feels for her, the secrets she hides could be deadly to them both. Will the truth tie them for eternity or set them on a path of destruction?

Stalag Sunflower


Fifty years ago, Heinrich "Henry" Rohling was a German POW in Camp Conrad. Now widowed and in his seventies, he journeys back to Conrad, Kansas, to join in a POW reunion. And to correct the American verdict that his friend Novak died of suicide many years ago.
At the reunion, Henry meets familiar faces: Reinhardt, the former colonel who ran the inside of Camp Conrad with an iron fist, Emily, the farm girl Henry fell for and left behind, and Kimmel, his bitter rival—now married to Emily.
How can Henry convince the Americans that another prisoner killed Novak? What other secrets did the camp hold? And why did Emily remain married to an ogre like Kimmel? With clues falling into place, Henry believes the killer still lives. Can he uncover the mystery before the killer strikes again?   


First Shift
The Wolves of Rock Falls


Sam Wolfe has been in love with Megan Carmichael for years. Too bad she's off limits. She's human. He's not. When an accidental slip of his teeth endangers Megan and his entire werewolf pack, it's up to Sam to find a solution. Unbeknownst to them, Sam's bite has thrust Megan into the crosshairs of a killer. Sam and Megan must work together to find the threat, protect the pack, and maybe fall in love. But they better do it before the next full moon.

A Wylder Undertaking
The Wylder West


When town undertaker Gus Wright accepts delivery of a client's fancy casket, he certainly doesn't expect to find a beautiful young woman hidden inside. And when she throws herself on his mercy, his gentlemanly nature kicks in. He offers assistance despite his suspicion there's trouble brewing.
On the run from a heist, Phoebe Corbet has a fortune in jewels following her, along with just a few pesky problems. If she can use Gus Wright as a refuge until her accomplice turns up, she'll do so. If she finds herself seduced by his unassuming manners and gentle kindliness, who could blame a girl? The tricky part will be convincing him there's a reason destiny has thrown them together.