Friday, June 11, 2021

A summer of reading begins at The Wild Rose Press


New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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The Truth Behind the Mask
The McKay Series


Is Alexandra McKay the reason her sister Fletcher left town? Yes. Does that mean Alex wants to put her life on hold to bring the little beast back? No! But when she discovers her sister's been abducted, Alex will do whatever it takes to rescue her.
Giving up his PI gig was tough, but Jake Keller would rather do that any day than partner up with Alexandra McKay. Unfortunately, if he wants to find his friend Fletcher, he has to work with Her Royal Pain-in-the-Behind-ness. Hot or not, the woman makes his jaw twitch.
Forced together by circumstance, and ensnared in a web of clues, the pair submit to their undeniable passion. But if they're unwilling to face the truth, they will risk not only Fletcher's life but their own chance at happiness.

Sworn to Fly
Sworn Sisters Series


Risk-averse ER nurse, Alyssa Beckman, is about to lose her job because of yet another bad decision. In order to put her life back on track, she books a week at a rustic mountain resort to ponder her next steps and rejuvenate. But when she arrives, she learns she's enrolled in boot camp, an adventure program far out of her comfort zone.

While there, she meets Gabriel Sutton, a world-travelling high-fashion photographer who is in danger of losing his clients as well as his status if he doesn't start following the rules. While hiking, kayak racing, and participating in team challenges, sparks fly between Alyssa and Gabe as they encourage each other to take different life paths. But will those paths lead them farther apart or bring them closer together?

Without Mercy


After a violent bank robbery where her boss is gunned down in front of her, China Beckett wants nothing more than to rush home to be with her child and put the horrific event behind her. But she soon learns that the nightmare is only beginning. The same criminals have infiltrated her home and they take over her life, threatening her young daughter and everyone they love. Each time China makes a mistake, someone dies. As the full scope of their ruthless plan unfolds, China is faced with a shocking truth. Now she'll have to decide who to trust, and time is running out.

Death by Sample Size
A Holly Swimsuit Mystery


Everyone wanted her dead…but who actually killed her?

The last thing swimwear sales exec Holly Schlivnik expected was to discover ruthless buying office big wig Bunny Frank's corpse trussed up like a Thanksgiving turkey with a bikini stuffed down her throat. When Holly's colleague is arrested for Bunny's murder, the wise-cracking, irreverent amateur sleuth jumps into action to find the real killer.

Nothing turns out the way Holly thinks it will as she matches wits with a wily murderer hellbent for revenge.         

Sunday, June 06, 2021

New Releases from The Wild Rose Press


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The Fourth State of Matter
Valence Chronicles


Earth is dead. Humanity survives by selling the only resource available—themselves. 2689 has signed away his rights as a living being and become décor, living artwork that rich aliens use to decorate their homes. It's a stable existence but a boring one. Until one day his owner plays host to three unexpected guests. Large, loud, and more potent than anything 2689 has ever experienced, this trio of ship-dwellers from the wrong side of the universe awakens a desire he can't ignore.

However, blissful days of sex and companionship with Brog, Desmodian, and Xavis come to an end when 2689 discovers a plot that could land the trio in jail...or worse. 2689 will have to make a choice—stay silent and allow three innocent lives to be ruined or give up his stable life to protect the ones he loves.

Blue Moon and Starry Nights
One Scoop or Two


For Kamryn Kline, third-generation owner of Serendipity's Simply Sweet Dips Ice Cream Shoppe, a new freezer is essential for her Driftwood Bay business. The unexpected cost could prevent her from making a profit from the summer
tourist season.
Antique broker Spencer Days witnesses a crime at work and suddenly becomes part of the Witness Protection Program.
Whisked away to the isolated island of Driftwood Bay, he's reinvented as David Stone: sanitation worker.
Neither Kamryn nor David are looking for attachments, but what happens with warm island winds, hot summer nights, cool ice cream, and starry skies is anyone's guess.

Supe Slayer


Detective Kennedy "Edy" James is not your average beat cop. She's a member of an elite, secret sector called the PCI. The Paranormal Crime Investigation unit handles cases tied to supernatural beings, or supes, as the precinct likes to call them. Things go from strange to stranger when there's a sudden and drastic spike in human deaths within a nearby vampire territory.
As Edy and her partner, Seth, dig deeper into the case, they discover something far more sinister than just your average rogue vampire murder spree. Supes have always been unpredictable and dangerous. Now something else is brewing under the veil of darkness—but what? They're determined to find the answer, or at least die trying.

I Was A Teenage ALIEN


Oas is sent from her home planet of Zorca-twenty-three to rescue her brother Ralb from the worse humanoid known in the solar system—a teenage girl. With her traveling companions, Rotsen, a plant with an attitude who watches too many Shaprantos reruns and Lehcarr, a Venus Fly Trap with the habit of eating her friends, they set out to find Ralb.

Traveling through a black hole, Oas is transformed from her ananoid shape into a teenage humanoid, becoming what she fears most—a teenager. They land in Bedrocktown to find the teenagers aren't as bad as they feared—they're worse. Zen her handler has warned her to stay away from pizza and popcorn but she tries both, with horrible results. She needs to find her brother, figure out how humans kiss, save the town from an E. Coli outbreak and meet Jason Montana, not necessarily in that order. Then all she has to do is find her way home, but are her ties to Earth too strong?

Fear the Night


Adrienne "Max" Maxwell has everything she wants in life.
Except sleep.
Her fear of the night (Nyctophobia) stems from the brutal murder of her mother when she was ten. Strange things keep happening to Max. Objects in her home disappear and she finds unwashed dishes from a meal she doesn't remember eating. As these problems continue, she begins to doubt her mental stability.
Her new neighbor and customer, research scientist Angus McLaren, quickly discovers Max's fears. He finds this strong, independent woman appealing and works to gain her trust, even as her mother's killer looms nearby.
Stopping him from carrying out his depraved agenda will require all of Max's strength and that of her family of friends.

The Bride's Curse
The Wedding Bliss Series


Kelly Andrew's store, Wedding Bliss, is the one-stop for all a bride's needs. Abandoned by her own fiancé, she hopes to make it easier for brides by planning their ceremonies down to the last detail. But one little problem keeps her from being successful. Three brides have brought back the same vintage gown saying it was responsible for dashing their dreams.

Brett, the nephew of the original owner of the dress, needs to get the gown back. Impossible since Kelly sold the garment and claims the gown is cursed. Brett's confusion at her words deepens when he discovers she communes with ghosts. Yet, when a contrite spirit comes forward, with a message, Brett goes along on a wild-bridegroom chase. Passions flare as they work to break the wedding hex before another bride's dreams goes up in flames.         

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Enjoy the weekend with a new book from The Wild Rose Press


New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Good Lookin': A Joe Turner Mystery

From the gang-ravaged streets of inner-city Oakland to the rolling hills of Berkeley, California, attorney Joe Turner defends the most hardened criminals. Confronted with an unlikely murderer in a modern-day whodunnit, Turner's latest case seems impossible to unravel. At its heart is a decade-old murder and a tangled web of family, loyalty, and devotion that has the trial hanging in the balance. Viewed through the prism of the unique bond of twins, Good Lookin' asks how far each of us will go to protect the ones we love.

A Shiver of Shadows
The Hell Gate Series


You'd think stopping Armageddon would buy a girl a bit of R&R with her freshly resurrected boyfriend. But things go south again when celebrity soul wrangler, Melisande Blythe, is abducted and dragged to Europe.
There's more to the darkness hiding in the reclusive, mountaintop country of Andorra than just garden variety evil. There's something dangerously wrong with her beautiful immortal hosts too.
Gifted with flesh again by the Grace of God, three-hundred-year-old former ghost, Colonel William Grayford, will move heaven and earth to find his beloved. But Europe's most wicked monsters stand in his way. Something more painful than death awaits Mel, if Grayford can't find her in time.
The world's been living on fifteen thousand years of borrowed time and it's just run out.

Only the Scars Remain
Cypress Bayou Series


Alyssa Martin has loved Ryan Sutherby since they were children. Raised in Cypress Bayou, Louisiana by abusive, alcoholic parents, Ryan had always been there. As teenagers on the banks of the Red River, they pledged themselves to each other with a kiss borne of true love.
Ryan, a star quarterback, receives a scholarship. Furious when Alyssa ends their relationship, they don't speak till the following summer. In an enchanted riverside clearing where only the truest of love casts a spell, magic transpires their first time together.
But devastation strikes and Ryan blames her, so Alyssa does what she does best. She runs away, away from the pain, and away from the guilt.
Until ten years later…
She'd recognize that scar on Ryan's hand half-blind. He'd carved a heart in the tree, accidentally slicing it open that wondrous night. But their love cannot be denied, and together they heal.

Alien Innkeeper on Particle
Out of This World


Martian Sylvestine Amera is no novice when it comes to managing a hotel. Syl is of an Earth background, while her fiancée, Dedare Sath, is from the planet Irion. He entices her to the planet Particle where a new world for Syl and a newly acquired purchase awaits. A hotel, Sath-Ooby Golden, he hopes Syl will agree to manage.

Accompanied by her pregnant BFF and family and friends, Syl is subjected to new customs, alien encounters, adventures, and life-threatening experiences. She has a challenging time finding her way through the chaos, not to mention trying to bond with her future stepdaughter. Despite her love of traveling to new places, Syl cannot help but worry if this world experience will end with someone dying.

Reminiscing Over Rainbow Gelato
One Scoop or Two


On the heels of professional failure, flavor chemist Sabrina Bianco travels to Martha's Vineyard to reopen her parents' ice cream parlor, hire a manager, and return to North Carolina before a co-worker snags her promotion.

Secretive about his reasons for returning, Tommy O'Brien, the man who left Sabrina and the island seven years earlier to pursue his dream photographer career, shows up to photograph the creamery for the local newspaper.
Forced to work together, will they rekindle their relationship, or is Tommy's interest in her unique flavor creations for nefarious reasons?

Friday, May 21, 2021

Discover a new book from The Wild Rose Press


New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Ruined and Precarious
Martini Club 4


The 1920s

Fleeing a dangerous, untenable situation in England, Eliza Gilbert sails to New York City, where she finds herself in circumstances more dreadful than the ones she escaped. She encounters Vince Taggart, a man in search of his missing friend. An attraction blooms between them, but Eliza is in the clutches of a sinister man who could be responsible for the disappearance of young women, including Vince's friend.
Can Vince help Eliza break free, or is death the only way out?

The 1940s

Iris Taggart thought she was happily engaged, until the first boy she ever loved re-enters her life. Dante Morello is all grown up--a WWII hero turned Boston detective. He is working the South End Slayer case where a deranged killer preys on the poor and homeless. When Dante learns Iris is in the killer's sites, he'll do whatever it takes to protect her.
But soon, secrets are exposed and a madman's full intent is revealed. Will their love…and their lives…be destroyed?

Runaway and Priceless

Martini Club 4


The 1920's

After escaping an arranged marriage, Lady Charlotte Leighton lands on a new shore, determined to realize her dream of opening her own bakery. But her plans are shattered when her former fiancé follows her to New York.

Detective Felix Noble is determined to solve his latest case. But his efforts are jeopardized by a forbidden attraction to his number one suspect. While he's certain Charlotte Leighton is keeping secrets, instinct tells him she's not the murderess he first believed.

The 1940's

When aspiring artist Sophie Noble learns someone is passing off her paintings as masterpieces by famous artists, she is determined to hunt down the culprit before she becomes implicated in a crime.

As head of the college art department, Raymond Critchton is attempting to expose an underground group passing off forgeries. He is certain Sophie Noble is caught in the middle. It would be prudent to expel her and be done with it. But the impetuous little minx has captivated him.

Uncovering the truth can put their lives…and their budding love…in danger.

Reckless and Pampered

Martini Club 4


The 1920s

Singer Margaret (Meggie) Montley needs money…fast. Her friend is in a dire situation with nowhere to turn. While Meggie is on the brink of stardom, it's not soon enough to save her friend.

Harry Dempsey is out to avenge the deaths of his father and brother at the hands of a ruthless gangster. But trouble spirals out of control when Meggie Montley shows up the night he meets his nemesis to settle the score. Saving the impetuous woman from a crime lord might be easier than saving her from her own reckless behavior.

The 1940s

As the pampered daughter of a famous screen star, Audra Faye Dempsey prefers life in the background helping those less fortunate. Most days she volunteers at a soup kitchen in 1940s Boston's South End. But when a killer strikes, she soon finds herself caught in the crossfire.

Talent agent, Leo Frisk, represents one of the most famous women in the world, but it's her daughter, Audra, he adores. Regrettably, Audra has the insane notion he is in love with her mother.

When Leo's past presents a son he never realized he had, how will he convince Audra he is not the philanderer she believes him to be? And can he do so before the killer catches up with them?

Rebellious and Perilous

Martini Club 4


The 1920's

Lady Jessica Hatton fled her high-society London debutante life for one of investigative journalism in New York—only to be relegated to the fashion pages. Searching for a juicy story leads her to Club 501, the city's most glamorous speakeasy—and its handsome, mysterious owner, Frank Markov. But his past of war and revolution puts their hearts—and their lives—in danger...

The 1940's

Maddie Carlisle is happy to escape the gray, rationed world of England to visit her oldest friends in Boston, but her art gallery employer gives her a dangerous task—to track down a priceless Degas, looted by the Nazis.

Undercover agent Christoph Von Albrecht puts his life on the line every day for his mission, but when lovely Maddie gets involved with the looted Degas, what will he do to save the woman he never wanted to love?

Steam Tinker
Buffalo Steampunk Adventures


Known as the Steam Tinker, Lionel Pike rebuilds aged automatons, those cast off and bound for the scrap yard. When Sofia Gregory brings him her wrecked steam unit and confides it's also her best friend, he agrees to attempt a repair. He doesn't suspect his kindness will open a door to peril, or that he'll end up risking his heart.

Although she's attracted to Lionel, Sofia recognizes he's a mechanic first and a potential lover second. She thinks she can live with that, until Lionel engages in a competition to build a gladiator automaton and she loses his attention. When the ultimate danger comes, will Lionel fight for his lady? In a city torn by the struggle for automaton rights, can they win a future together?

Open Door to Love
Love in the Kingdom


Jonnie Moulton's chance for a fresh start as Somerset's marketing consultant might be over before it begins unless she can convince David Wang she knows what she's doing and isn't the desperate woman he met three years ago.

This confident new Jonnie makes David's blood sizzle. He plans to keep her close and not just because she's living in one of his resort cabins.

He "gets" her like no one else. She excites him more every day. But is this simply passion, or have they found an open door to love?         

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Discover new reads from The Wild Rose Press


Abby's Second Act

With her son's recent marriage, Abby Roberts has completed the first part of her life. However, her encounter with the bride's older brother has left her with a sense of longing, desire, and restlessness. A year teaching in London might just be the adventure she needs.
Grant Davis agreed to walk his sister down the aisle, never expecting the groom's mother to awaken passionate feelings he thought buried. Since his divorce he's focused on his aviation business and taking care of his daughter with special needs. But something about the way Abby holds her own as they share a wedding dance makes him think she's a woman he wants to know better.
Past mistakes, family opinion, and a looming deadline stand in the way of their love. Can they finally overcome all their obstacles to begin Abby's second act together?

Seam Keepers

Ashton Nichols dreads the changes graduation will bring, most of all, losing her impulsive best friend, Mason. Her world turns upside down when she follows him into the woods and encounters a demon and a destiny beyond what she ever imagined.

Mason Deed seeks freedom from his grief-stricken father. But after his encounter in the woods, he must think about Ashton's safety. Hiding the truth from her about her identity leaves them both vulnerable and caught between good and evil.

Together they uncover the unimaginable. Will they find enough courage and strength to claim their own free will, save their families, and protect human souls?

All Fired Up

Respected Crown Attorney, Christine Montgomery is accused of murdering her lying, cheating, ex-husband when he dies in a fire on their own property. Her life is shattered as she endures an emotional journey through invasive media and suspicious colleagues. When her childhood friend, local firefighter Jake Anderson, attempts to help Christine prove her innocence, an unexpected romance ignites.

Dodging a killer, Jake and Christine struggle to avoid media who suggest they were already lovers and planned the murder as a way out of her failed marriage. Will Christine avoid doing time with criminals she's put behind bars? Is Jake all he seems? Who is the real killer and what is the connection to Christine?

Time Signature

Deerbourne Inn

Celtic fiddler Trina Kellander is excited to play at a local festival in Willow Springs, Vermont. While settling into her room at the Deerbourne Inn, she admires an old painting of a handsome kilted Scot. Then a man who looks exactly like the artwork turns up at a jam session to play with her.

Trina is smitten with the charming, old-fashioned Malcolm Blaine and he with her. She has never fallen so hard before. After her concert, he wants her to leave with him. But Malcolm is oddly mysterious about aspects of his life. And how is he connected with the picture in Trina's room?

A Remembered Classics Romance


Theresa "Tug" Gallant was once an obese culinary student, the poor kid in class. Now she owns Tug's Treats, a bakery in a Minnesota resort town. She often finds herself the center of conflict, as some of the townspeople aren't thrilled that Tug creates cakes for gay weddings.

Dallas Prinze is a hometown boy who made it big in Hollywood—and he's Tug's former classmate whom she once saved from drowning. But he thinks his rescuer was his now-business partner, Lily Monroe.

But Dallas wants to pursue more than a business arrangement with Tug, which puts her in the crosshairs of a vengeful woman. If Tug isn't careful, she may lose the guy, her business, and her life.         

Sunday, May 09, 2021

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden


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The Five Things

For nine-year-old Wendy, the summer of 1969 will never be forgotten.

Local kids have always told stories about the eerie wood on the outskirts of the village, and Wendy knows for sure that some of them are true. Now the school holidays have started and she's going to the wood again with Anna and Sam, but they soon become convinced that someone is trying to frighten them off.

When a terrible event rocks the coastal community, the young friends can't help thinking there must be a connection between the incident, the tales they've heard, and the strange happenings they've begun to witness. As glimpses of a darker world threaten their carefree existence, they feel compelled to search out the underlying truth.

The Antidote

Twelve-year-old Alex Revelstoke is different. He can see disease. Also injury, illness, and anything else wrong with the body. This comes in handy when a classmate chokes on a hot dog or when the janitor suffers a heart attack unclogging a gooey science experiment gone awry. But Alex soon learns his new ability puts him and an unsuspecting world in peril.  
Throughout time, Revelstokes have waged a battle against ancient evil itself. A man, a being, an essence—the creator of disease. Alex has seen its darkness. He has felt its strength. He does not want to fight. But Alex is the last Revelstoke. The war has just begun.


Never Say Die
Lightcastle Cove


Just divorced Miranda Peterson retreats to a South Carolina beach town to heal. But before she arrives, she runs into trouble with her car. Undercover agent Hunter Sloan knows the pretty stranded woman is in real peril. The flat tire was no accident. It was shot out. Why? Despite his misgivings, Hunter decides to get involved. Now the shooter targets them both.

Miranda and Hunter discover they both need each other. Even if they survive, will their newfound love?


Bad Fairy Strikes Again
A Bad Fairy Adventure


Thistle Greenbud thought the nickname Bad Fairy was behind her, but she can't escape it. Someone is spreading a rumor about her that just isn't true and can ruin all of her hard work in getting into Advanced School. What fairy would do such a thing?

As if that's not bad enough, Thistle's dad goes missing. Not a single fairy in Tinselville has seen him.


Once Upon a Gothic
A World of Gothic


Lady in the Mist:
When Lily Jackson takes a job in Shoal Harbor, Maine as caregiver to an emotionally disturbed young man, she soon learns that his older brother—the brooding, mysterious Clinton Breckenridge—does not want her there.
Rumors abound among the locals that the eerie moans heard across the water are the cries of unfortunate women who made the mistake of becoming involved with Breckenridge men. Now in danger herself, Lily must use her wits to solve the mystery before she suffers the same fate.

Haunting at Spook Light Inn:
Paranormal debunker Camille Burditt arrives at the Spook Light Inn in Oklahoma to research a supernatural phenomenon for her latest book. There she encounters the spirit of a woman whose 'accidental' death was actually a murder.

Declan Rush—the inhospitable, reclusive owner of the inn—is linked to the deceased woman, but he is less than forthcoming and, despite her growing attraction to him, Camille suspects his connection to the spirit might be that of killer to victim.

When another suspicious death occurs, Camille is desperate to discover if the man she's falling for is a murderer.

Friday, April 30, 2021

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden


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Her Dark Seduction

Forced to marry a sadistic old man, Lady Lisetta believes her hopes of love are lost forever. Her husband, Lord Mortlock, needs an heir by any means--or man--necessary and he orders his manservant, Vane Sawford, to accomplish the deed. Lisetta is drawn to Sawford's savage strength, and his tender caresses at night suggest he's more than he seems.

Vane Sawford hides a secret. Loyal to another, he has secured Mortlock's trust and a position in his household. But his plans are threatened by the arrival of Mortlock's young wife, and he is torn between duty to his overlord and desire for her.

When Lord Mortlock is betrayed and her home destroyed, Lisetta must submit to Sawford in order to survive. But with Mortlock's allies at large she must sacrifice herself for the man she loves, knowing that in doing so, she risks losing that love forever.

Mississippi Matchmaker

Diana Curtis works hard to grow her businesses and look after her scatterbrained Mama in a charming, southern mansion. So, when Miss Jackie returns from vacation engaged to an English Duke, Diana will do whatever it takes to stop the impulsive marriage. She'll even join forces with the Duke's handsome but secretive nephew.

Tracking his uncle, the card-counting Viscount, Andrew Montgomery, leaves Monte Carlo to stop the duke from making an embarrassing blunder and prevent anyone from learning just how few zeros are in the family's bank account. While attempting to stop the wedding, Diana and Andrew find their growing connection impossible to ignore. With old family secrets exposed, Diana and Andrew must decide if their love is strong enough to withstand divided loyalties, crazy relatives, and unexpected truths.

Last Hope for Hire

Allen's son is in danger. A rare form of epilepsy is damaging his brain and Allen's insurance is cutting him off. To cover the costs, Allen returns to being a high-tech mercenary. Not exactly ideal for a father who enjoys carbs far more than stomach crunches. After his first mission back, Allen soothes his wounds before getting a message from Eamon Tor, America's first trillionaire. Tor tells Allen about Eden Therapy. It treats terrible diseases but can also drive patients insane. Still, it's exciting news—especially with the offer of complete care for Allen's son as a reward. But Tor has a surprise. It's a choice that puts Allen's conscience, marriage, and abilities to the test, and sends his ragtag team on a dangerous operation halfway around the world.

Mint Chip and Moonlight
One Scoop or Two


Amelia Caldwell has no intention of getting involved with anyone, let alone a European race car driver. She wants to attend art school in Paris and has no time for a summer fling.
Her plans come to a crashing halt when she has a fender bender with a super-hot legend on Moonlight Beach's main drag.

Jose Jiminez Rodriguez has never had a collision with an American beauty before and this one throws a wrench in his race day agenda.

Can the two overcome cultural differences to find their way to the checkered flag as a team?