Sunday, October 25, 2020

Fall into a great read...


New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Tears of the Wolf
Hotel LaBelle Book 4

Chief of Tribal Police Jacob Graywolf serves and protects his community on the reservation. When an epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women hits home, he's relieved the FBI gets involved. But something about the woman agent has him running scared.
FBI Special Agent Zena Adalwolf is certain Jacob is her soul mate. Their connection at first sight is immediate and urgent—a bond that transcends their professional relationship. If only the clueless hunk would realize they belong together!
After more Native American women are killed, Zena and Jacob suspect they have a serial killer on their hands. To track down the unsub, they allow their inner wolves to come out and play. But with the ever-ticking clock going wild, will the killer find them first?

Orange Blossoms-Love Blooms California Hearts


Strong-willed Elaine Hart is determined to save Hartland Ranch, her family's California orange groves. After the recent ending of a turbulent relationship, she vows to keep her professional and personal life separate, even though she's attracted to the man who holds her family's fate in the palm of his hands.

Serious-minded banker, David Cole, has two goals- collecting on the delinquent ranch account and resisting his attraction to the unpredictable and beautiful Elaine Cole.

When a series of circumstances brings them together, they must decide if they will continue to suppress their emotions or succumb to passion and take a chance on a forever love.

Mr. Montgomery

Construction company owner Jackson Montgomery is every woman's naughtiest sexual fantasy in living form. His assistant, Elizabeth Roundtree, is enchanted by his sexy physique and cocky charm until he calls her into his office after her raunchy joke e-mail to a friend accidentally goes out to the entire company. She has no doubt Mr. Montgomery is seconds away from firing her for sexual harassment. Instead, he offers a tempting relationship she's only dreamed about, and soon, she learns there's a difference in office play and playing for keeps.

Echoes of Magic
Unstable Magic Book 3

Grayson, a British gentleman, is considered a catch in the dating world. But, when it comes to casting spells, he brings nothing but chaos in the form of earthquakes. Accepting his fate as a Defect, he's sworn off magic. Then he meets Rowan, an intriguing earth witch. Her fiery nature pushes Gray to give it another try.

Rowan's been bullied all her life because she can only use her powers to make potions. But Gray is different from the typical arrogant witches she's known, and against her better judgement she finds herself falling for his unassuming charms. But can she keep her past from getting in the way of her future?

When danger threatens the entire witch world Gray must turn his destructive magic into a weapon to give them the edge over evil. But the price of success is too high—it could cost him Rowan.

A Song for Another Day
Deerbourne Inn

Gigi Jenson, an up-and-coming Broadway star, finds herself in Willow Springs, Vermont, for the summer as director of their first annual community revue. This sleepy town is worlds away from her vibrant and beloved New York City, but the experience she'll gain will be invaluable to her career.
Jason Simmons has lived in Willow Springs his entire life. Working several jobs while writing music, he yearns for a contract to record his songs. The one chance he had to make it in Nashville he blew due to stage fright.
When Jason volunteers to help Gigi with the revue, sparks ignite but their dreams are taking them in different directions. Could their love for each other guide them to the same path?

The Third Gift

Charlie Hall doesn't want to leave his home and friends, but his father persuades Charlie and his mother that moving to another town where nobody knows them is their only hope for a better life.
When the Halls arrive at their new home, Charlie meets a quirky teenage boy and an eccentric older couple who live across the street in an antebellum home—one they claim is haunted by spirits that grant requests, once they're appeased with a gift. Charlie's first two requests of the spirits are soon granted, but he has no third gift for his desperate third request.

A Score to Settle

Broken after his family is murdered, rancher Del Lawson signs on to a cattle drive along the Goodnight-Loving trail in 1870. He is unaware he's still in danger. When he falls for a pretty Army nurse, the killers target her.

If he's to recover from his grief and build a new life, Del must set out on a gritty hunt for the men who are hunting him.

Meanwhile, Del's mother, Maybelle, doesn't know her son survived that murderous night. When she discovers the gold the killers are after, she uses the treasure in an elaborate masquerade to take the murderers down.

Will mother and son's plans reap justice—or destroy what's left of the Lawson clan?

Sunday, October 18, 2020

New Romance and Fiction from The Wild Rose Press


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Home in Your Arms
Deerbourne Inn $3.99

After her sweetheart Joe dies in a road accident, twenty-four hours after he returns from Army service, grieving Karla Payne slams the door on love.
Five years later, Karla's tavern business is booming, and she owns her home, but she knows forever love has no part in her future.

Headed to interview for his first civilian job, retired career Army 1st Sgt. Zane Blackthorne can't resist visiting his late buddy's beloved Vermont hometown. He also can't resist looking up Joe's sweetheart, Karla, who is an alluring mix of brains, beauty, and bravery.
Loyalty to his brother-in-arms demands Zane fight his attraction to Karla. Besides, even if Karla wants him, she'll never love him.

Can Zane say goodbye to the woman he has no right to call his own?
Even if his only true home is in her arms?

Arresting Jeremiah
Arresting Onyx Series $5.99

Injured Parole Officer Jeremiah "Jim" Borden never expected Calista Barlow, the sassy blonde waitress he's craved for months, to ring his doorbell. She slips into his heart—and his bed—but he's obsessed with a gangland investigation that threatens his career and maybe even his life.

Calista doesn't trust easily, not with a daughter to protect and the stalker who keeps calling her. After her violent ex-boyfriend returns, she finds solace in Jim's arms.

Jim may have to forego his need for answers to protect the ready-made family he adores, but how will he and Calista escape an unseen enemy that is always one step ahead of them?

Maisie's List

A year after his wife's death, Peter Hunter juggles raising their two precocious children and running his veterinary practice. When he receives a mysterious package from his late wife, Maisie, he discovers her matchmaking list of four potential mates. His office manager, Caroline, encourages him to trust Maisie's judgement and give love another try. But dating is never easy, especially when his school-age children have opinions on everything. Will he ever find another woman who can make them all happy?

The Texas Ranger and the Professor

Retiring Texas Ranger Benjamin Edwards has one last assignment before taking his final exam to become an attorney. Female Professor Jessie Reeves is primed to prove she can make it in a man's profession. When their lives cross paths, they are never the same.

The Reluctant Cowboy
A Second Chance Romance Novel


Ex-cowboy-turned-stuntman Jake Smith trudges to his hometown where he's left behind a dream he was born into, memories of a hero dad, and his ex-girlfriend who was never supposed to stay in town.

Cassie Sullivan, an ex-politician's daughter, escaped to Lovestruck during college and now owns the Smith ranch. She's created a life she's proud of, even though they aren't her dreams she's fulfilled. When Jake returns and lassoes her in, she's prepared for a showdown that's percolated for seven years. That is, if she can stay angry with him for abandoning her. Because she has a secret that would've ended their union long ago.

A Place In This World
The Sheffields

When Meg Sheffield's fiancé shows his true colors, she calls off the wedding and leans on the comfort of her friend, Dylan Gilbert. But an innocent New Year's kiss becomes a burst of passion.

Dylan's known Meg her entire life, making the thoughts in his head forbidden. With the strain of his father's declining health, a relationship is the last thing he needs. But the explosive touch of her lips to ring in the holiday unleashes the desire that's been boiling for years. When their personal situations collide, can Dylan and Meg find their way back to each other and rebuild their love?         

Monday, October 12, 2020

New Series call for submissions

 We are happy to announce a brand new series at The Wild Rose Press.  Similar to our popular “Candy Hearts” series from a few years ago and our more recent “One Scoop or Two”, this series is open to submission from all writers not just TWRP authors. 

Details are below:
We are launching a new series for Christmas 2021.
These are meant to be short stories, quick holiday reads 10,000 – 25,000 words.  They will be released electronically -  not in print.
All stories have to do with Christmas or holiday cookies.  It must have a Christmas cookie in the title – for example something like Murder and Mint-Meltaways.  Something unique but make sure it has a cookie in the title.  NOTE - We are not trying to discriminate against other holidays so feel free to make a Hanukkah cookie or some other holiday cookie.  But we want cookies – not pies, not cakes, etc. 
The story should take place during the holiday season - November 1 through January 1.  It must center around a Christmas/holiday cookie.  This crosses all lines in the company from historical to paranormal to romance. They can be any heat rating from erotic to sweet and any genre.  
The first stories will release in November 2021 so deadline for submissions to your editor or is March 1, 2021.  You can submit after that but it will not be guaranteed a 2021 release – they will be held for 2022 holiday release.
Open to all.  Any questions, email your editor if you are a TWRP author or email Rhonda Penders  directly –  

Friday, October 09, 2020

Discover new romance and fiction from The Wild Rose Press


New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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The Reiver's Cub

Ten years ago, Bess Mowatt promised to guard her newborn cousin from his father, Aleck Maxwell. Called the Reiver Wolf, Maxwell is the scourge of the Scottish marches, and no fit guardian for a child. But when the keep where Bess and the boy live suddenly comes under Maxwell's protection, she has nowhere to hide.
Aleck doesn't quite believe the tale he was told, that his son died at birth. His head tells him one thing, and his heart another. While protecting the keep from marauders, he makes a connection with Bess's young charge. But Bess stands in the way, a woman who is also a warrior, a protector who needs his protection. Can he persuade this fiery woman to accept his help? Will a lie told long ago stand in the way of their love?

The Fog Ladies: Family Matters - A San Francisco Cozy Murder Mystery

Till death do us part, with kitchen shears. What drives a family man to kill his wife? This question haunts Sarah James, a medical resident who meets the unhappy family at a resort near Big Sur. She witnesses how ugly a marriage can be. But murder?

Sarah and the spunky Fog Ladies--elderly neighbors from her San Francisco apartment building--set out to discover the truth. Their probing finds the threat is perilously close to home, as another troubled family struggles to survive.

A Woman Scorned

Life changes dramatically for Libby McKenna when a body is found at Fairway to Heaven, the iconic golf course she runs. Murdered Chairman of the Board Mickey Warren had enemies. These included a 'starter' ex-wife, the angry current wife, a deceived girlfriend, and the disgruntled business partner. Plus a bevy of 'buddies' resented Mickey's creative scoring when playing a round.

When new sheriff Riley O'Connor asks for Libby's help, she agrees. But snooping around quickly becomes hazardous for her health. Can Libby find the truth before the killer scores another hole-in-one?

Enigma Variations - The Justin Vincent Series

Master thief Justin Vincent and his computer hacker partner Ashna help people recover stolen items when the authorities can't. This time, their client needs his missing research notes back—notes that could help provide the solution to a century old musical mystery. The trail is cold, but the motive is clear: a £1 million reward offered to anyone who can decode the secret message hidden in Sir Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations. Justin and Ashna come up against a mystery steeped in arcane lore lurking behind what they thought was a simple case of theft and a shadowy foe who seems to be a step ahead of them at every turn. Will they be able to identify the thief and retrieve the formula before its dark forces are unleashed on an unsuspecting world?

What a Rich Woman Wants

Lesley Robinson is forced to step up and take control of her father's Fortune 500 company after his debilitating stroke. Because she also just adopted a baby and divorced her cheating husband, she hides her pain and uncertainty behind an icy exterior.
After Niko Morales clawed his way out of gang life, he found a career in law enforcement. He meets Lesley when he applies for a grant for the community center he wants to create. His passion is helping disadvantaged youth, and he will do almost anything to make his vision a reality.
When Lesley asks him to escort her to elite social functions in exchange for her help, he knows he won't fit in but is unable to resist her offer. Even though they are worlds apart, Lesley can't resist Niko's warmth and understanding. But their relationship poses a threat to others, and if Lesley and Niko aren't careful, they could lose each other forever.

Secret Spirit Guardians of Santa Fe

After Marissa Tahy returns home to Santa Fe, she is haunted by visions and glimpses of danger no one else sees: Old Man Gloom in his true form. For over a century, people have burned their troubles in the spirit's effigy at the Zozobra festival, making the spirit angrier and more powerful.
This year, Old Man Gloom demands his due. The vengeful spirit targets those Marissa loves.

Even when Marissa discovers the secret history binding her family to Zozobra, joining their forces may not be enough to prevent the furious spirit from burying Santa Fe beneath an avalanche of misery.         

Friday, October 02, 2020

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden


The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Bella Cigna (Foreign Endearments Book 1) 5.99

Devastated by personal loss, Sarah Flynn escapes to Rome where she finds a job teaching English. Only the girls' school is like a nunnery and she's expected to speak fluent Italian overnight. What has she gotten herself into? While the beautiful sights rekindle her interest in art, not even her brush finding canvas can heal all the wounds she carries. She'll need the help of a meddling nun, a nutty mathematician, and a handsome Italian admirer. Can Sarah overcome the insecurities born of a shattered marriage? Will she again take a chance on love?

Frozen Crimes (Disaster Crimes Book 5) 4.99

Beth and Donovan are expecting their first child. Life couldn't get any better...until a stalker makes his presence known. This person sends disturbing messages and unsettling items, but it isn't long before his menacing goes too far.

Hoping for a peaceful Christmas, Donovan takes Beth to Michigan. Days into their trip, a winter storm named Nemesis moves in with the goal of burying the state. Snowdrifts surround their house, and the temperature drops below freezing.

Except, the storm isn't the only nemesis they must face. Everyone's lives are at stake--especially that of their unborn child. Will they survive, or will they become a frozen crime?

Kissed by Winter (A Redford Falls Novel Book 2) 3.99

A woman who knows what she wants and a man who knows what he needs.

She's been on a flight from hell for over eight hours, lost four hours of daylight, and arrived in temperatures twenty degrees lower than accustomed to. Disliking winter for a reason she refuses to discuss, Danielle Lerato would rather be anywhere than in Redford Falls. She needs to get the job done and return home before getting caught up in the small town's charm—and the arms of the handsome, brown-eyed restaurant owner.

Andrew Bailey's first encounter with the buttery blonde didn't go so well, and he well-remembers the chill of the glass of water she dumped over his head. Now, nine months later, a raging storm drops Danielle back into his life. She's determined to leave, but he'll do whatever it takes to convince her to fall in love with Redford Falls…and him.

Mitzi of the Ritz

It's 1930. Pops is dead, the Stock Market has crashed, and the wolf is at the door. When Mitzi Schector crosses the threshold of the Broadway Ritz for a lowly usherette job, little does the eighteen-year-old know she has just stepped into her future. Mitzi's life is about to change into a world of movie moguls, platinum-blondes, and romance in Hollywood during the transition from silent films to sound.
Mitzi finds herself caught between her idolization of Hollywood's latest heartthrob and the reality of David Stein, a handsome theater owner to whom she won't give the time of day. How can David make her realize he's the man for her?

The Beaches of Cheyenne (Canyon Creek Book 1) .99

When ER Physician Brody Cannon returns to Canyon Creek to fix up his grandfather's old farmhouse, he doesn't expect to reconnect with his hot ex-girlfriend. And while he knows the dangers of opening old wounds, there is only one place she his bed.

Nurse Practitioner Alex Scoggins is blindsided when Brody returns to their small town. She hasn't forgotten what it was like to play doctor with the sexy cowboy...or the broken her heart he left her with.

Hidden Gypsy Magic (A Witch's Journey Book 3) 5.99

The Salem Wildlife Sanctuary is Gwen Taylor's life work. Her Irish Gypsy heritage provides a hidden talent she uses to help the creatures under her care. But even her magical skills can't help new rescues in dire need of veterinary care.
The opportunity of signing on as the vet for Gwen's sanctuary dropped into Brock Scutter's lap after he expanded his practice to include wildlife. The personal attraction he and Gwen experience is undeniable the more their professional and personal lives collide.
Touring the only "non-haunted" house in Salem they both feel a spark of magic. A trip to his family's cabin uncovers a heritage he didn't know existed. If they want a future together, it means facing the consequences of awakening hidden Gypsy magic and a race against the clock to correct past wrongs.

Time Won't Erase (Big Sky Country Book 1) 5.99

On the anniversary of her sister's murder, Calista Hartman returns to Backwater, MT. She'd rather be anywhere else. She left the town, its memories, and the only man she'd ever loved behind years ago.

Sheriff Gage Ryker believes official procedures and rules are the only way to keep his town, his family, and his heart safe. But now Calista has come home, and the rules have changed.

Calista and Gage will have to work together to solve a string of robberies. But gunfire shattered trust long ago, and more lives will suffer if they don't move forward and leave the past behind.

The Carus Series 5.99

As a supernatural who checks off the "other" category on the government tax forms, Andrea "Andy" McNeilly's sole mandate as an Agent is to fix the mayhem caused by the creatures bumping around in the night. But her own life could use some repairs. When she's not dodging the manipulations of power-hungry Vampires, she's wrangling up naughty supernaturals, coming to terms with her brutal past, and fighting her attraction to brutish alpha males.

Includes -
Shift Happens
Beast Coast
Carpe Demon
Shift Work
Beast of All