Friday, February 26, 2021

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New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Murder with Strings Attached

Sometimes even the most carefully conceived burglary can take an unexpected turn. Florence Palmer has her eye on concert violinist Aaron Levy's priceless violin. Unfortunately, she finds it's already been stolen. Her surprise doubles when the virtuoso she'd planned to burgle offers to hire her to help him steal it back. But they're not the only ones looking for the missing violin. When Flo inadvertently becomes the prime suspect in a case of murder, she and Aaron need to clear her name. Will they find the real killer and get the violin back to its rightful owner without anyone else, especially themselves, being killed?

Seduction by Blood

A blind date turns into a nightmare, leaving Ava Clark fighting for her life, close to death in the backwoods of Kentucky. Out of the fog comes a savior, a dark myth, a vampire, and the love of her life, but how can she accept him? Can Vampire Lucian Alexander reach her heart in time to forge eternal love and save her from the approaching evil determined to kill her?

Temporarily Out Of Luck
A Hattie Cooks Mystery


Great job. What man? And murder. Newly employed at Wedding Wonderland, Hattie Cooks is learning the industry from an expert planner. When her former brother-in-law is found dead in his luxury SUV, all fingers point to Hattie's sister who is planning her own "I dos."

Detective Allan Wellborn is caught between a rock and a hard place—Hattie's family and investigating the murder of a well-connected Sommerville resident, the same loser who was once married to Hattie's sister. Determining who's the bad guy—or gal—isn't going to be easy and sure to piss someone off.

Can Hattie beat the clock to uncover who murdered Jonson before Tracey is charged and her wedding is ruined?

The Music of My Heart


In a moment of heinous desecration, Claire O'Brien's life changes forever. In an attempt to gather the pieces of her shattered life, she leaves Ireland and all she loves and journeys to America to begin her life anew.

Tony Sabella has recently returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam, psychologically broken from the horrors of war. Once a gregarious, happy man, Tony struggles with deep depression but tries valiantly to hide his emotional pain.

By a chance encounter, Tony and Claire meet and find miraculous healing through their mutual love. Unknowingly, they loose the thread that will begin to unravel a tragic mystery.

Moonlight Becomes You
An Eidola Project Novel


The Eidola Project travels to Petersburg, Virginia, to investigate a series of murders in the Black community—rumored to be caused by a werewolf. Once there, danger comes from all quarters. Not only do they face threats from the supernatural, the KKK objects to the team's activities, and the group is falling apart. Can they overcome their human frailties to defeat the evil that surrounds them?   

If You Walk Long Enough


Returning from Vietnam to the family's Carolina tobacco farm two Marines find a place that isn't home anymore. Surrounded by political upheaval, southern prejudices, violence, and soul-deep loss and moral fatigue, they must grapple with respect, reconciliation, love—and letting go.

But, then, there are the ghosts …         

Sunday, February 21, 2021

New Romance and Fiction from The Wild Rose Press


New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Return of the Raven
The Novels of Ravenwood


Margaret, Lady Ravenwood, is trapped in a loveless marriage and firmly entrenched in the medieval world. Along comes Griffin Nightshade, a historian from the future whose soul resonates with hers. He persuades her to return with him to the 1950s, but heeding her heart means courting danger from a curse that could spell her doom.

Haunted by his parents' sudden deaths, Griffin knows all too well the pain born of love lost. He guards his emotions, but Margaret delves deep and goes straight to the soul. She's hard to resist…and harder to set free.

The heart's desire and history's demands don't always agree. Yet true love is eternal.

Gone Astray


A heart attack sends detective Rory Naysmith reeling. Too young to retire, he accepts a position in small-town Winterset, Nebraska. Handed an unsolved truck hijacking case, with the assistance of a rookie, Rory sets out to prove he is still able to go toe-to-toe with younger men. When the body of a Vietnam veteran turns up, he dons his fedora and spit-shines his shoes. But before he can solve the murder, an older woman disappears, followed closely by a second hijacking. He doggedly works the cases, following a thread that ties the two crimes together. But can Rory find the mental and physical strength to up his game and bring the criminals to justice before disaster strikes and he loses his job?

Love Leads the Way


Single mom Tessa Shore runs a successful leadership program at work and supports a mother with dementia. She can handle any challenge in her jam-packed schedule as long as nothing spins out of control…especially her feelings.
Engineer Mark Delaney is an expert on pipelines at the same company, but his interpersonal skills need a makeover. Advancing to an executive job requires enrollment in a leadership course he doesn't think he needs.
When their professional and personal issues entangle, life at the office gets a lot more complicated. Romance is impossible…or is it?

Love Leads the Way


Maelle Woolley, a shy botanist, prefers plants to people. They don't suddenly disappear. Raised on her grandparents' commune after her mother's mysterious death, she follows the commune's utopian beliefs of love for all. Then she falls for attractive psychiatrist Zachary Kane. When Zachary claims her mother and his father never emerged alive from his father's medical research lab, Maelle investigates. What she discovers will challenge everything she believes, force her to find strength she never knew she had, and confront the commune's secrets and lies. What happened to love? And can it survive?

Home in Wylder
The Wylder West


To escape gossip about her disastrous engagement, Sarah Miller flees to Wylder, Wyoming where her aunt owns a dress shop. But the danger she discovers in the wild west has her ready to board the next stagecoach out of town.

Daniel Taylor rescues a damsel in distress only to fall in love with her at first sight. The past has taught him that gentle women don't make Wylder their home. He intends to court Sarah, but braces himself for a broken heart, knowing she will eventually leave town.

When Sarah is forced to face down the men who have tormented her since her arrival in Wylder, she will have to make the most difficult decision of her life.         

Sunday, February 14, 2021

New Romance and Fiction from the Wild Rose Press


Spirit In Time
Spirited Quest Mysteries


Time travel isn't real. It can't be real. But ghost-blogger Jillian Winchester discovers otherwise when an enigmatic spirit conveys her to 1872 to do his bidding. Jillian finds herself employed as a maid in Sacramento, in an elegant mansion with a famous painting.
The artwork reveals another mystery: Why does the man within look exactly like her boyfriend, Mason Chandler?
Morality and sin live side by side, not only in the picture, but also within her. As her transgressions escalate, she races the clock to find the man in the painting, and hunt down a spirit with a disconcerting gift.
But will time be her friend or foe?

How to Return a Mail Order Bride


Sheriff Layton didn't want the responsibility of protecting Gwen Standish, an unclaimed mail-order-bride, from harm in his town. But could he keep his own self-interest from interfering?

Everything That Was Us


What would you do for a secret love?

Despite not speaking for nearly twenty years, Massimo Damiani, a 'rags-to-riches' oil executive, summons Sofie to his hospice bedside in picturesque Tuscany—his last wish? reconcile their stormy history and set long-buried secrets to rest.

Sofia Romano, a powerful Wall Street banker in Manhattan's financial district, reeling with heartache in her rocky marriage, ignores her husband's protests and flies to Italy to comfort the dying man from her past.

With old promises tugging at her heart and the memory of a tempestuous love that grew and crumbled time and again, will Sofia ever come to terms with the flaws in her marriage and gain the strength to rebuild it?


How (Not) to Make a Grandchild


Lilac Loveday is fifty and fabulous. Since her husband died, she has brought up her two children alone and created a thriving landscape design business. But something is missing—Lilac wants a grandchild to cherish! The tricks and traps she sets up for daughter Lily to meet a suitable man backfire and throw Lilac instead—literally—into the arms of construction giant Harris MacAulay.

Lilac soon finds that her daughter is more precious than an imaginary grandchild, and that love and life choose their own ways of surprising us.

Gunnysack Hell


It's the summer of 1962, middle of the Cold War, and the O'Brien family has moved off-grid to the Mojave Desert in Southern California. After all, the desert has to be a safer place to raise a family than the crime-ridden city, and there they can build a new future. But evil also stalks dusty desert roads, and eight-year-old Nonni finds herself harboring a terrible secret: Only she can identify the predator who has been terrorizing the community. And he knows where she lives.

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Recent Releases from The Wild Rose Press


New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Cupid's Beau


Ivy Pierce is a Cupid who prides herself on doing her job well. Except when it comes to a certain human male, Grant Crawford. Each time she's supposed to shoot her arrow into his heart, her stomach hurts, her chest hurts, and she feels….sad. Cupids are never sad.

Humans who are not looking for love only get three chances to find it. And after Ivy sabotages Grant's last chance, her boss, Aphrodite, sends her to earth to right her wrong. She has until Valentine's Day to help him find his soul mate.

But the more she's around him, the more she wants him for herself, even though she knows that can never be. A Cupid and a human? Unheard of.

As V-Day draws closer, can she sacrifice her own happiness to help the man she loves find his?

Rise For Me


Vampire and warlock, Roman Lee, spent centuries alone as ringmaster of the carnival. After befriending and healing a scarred, young woman, Roman realizes Mariah is his mate. He waits for her, but when she departs from his life, his torture knows no bounds. Now he's risen, unforgiving and angry, forced from his grave by the one woman who captured his heart, but will another secret and the call of his mate change everything?

The steady call of Roman's blood and the promise of peace brings Mariah Stone home to the carnival and the vampire she left behind. He ignores her until she forces him from the grave with her blood. His anger crushes her already broken spirit, but she is determined to win Roman's forgiveness and free him from their bond. Denied passion leads them down a path of magic and desire, while a devastating secret threatens eternal love.

That Falconer Woman


Cordelia Falconer is back in England after a fifteen-year absence, just in time for her sister's betrothal to a stickler for propriety. Unfortunately, Cordelia has a scandalous reputation, and her brothers are busy gambling and drinking, so the wedding might not happen at all—unless Cordelia can pretend, for a few weeks, that she's respectable.

Rhys Aubrey is an outsider who doesn't quite fit in with society. He's more than willing to help Cordelia regain her good name, but when her sister is accused of murder, he is determined to solve the mystery, protect Cordelia's reputation, and follow his own heart.

Together, they work to figure out the puzzle. Can they catch a killer in time to save Cordelia's sister from the gallows?

Searching for Closure
A Blue Cove Mystery


An Arizona heatwave, a murder, and a ghost searching for closure give Peyton Reynolds all she can handle on her long-awaited vacation. When a body is found at the bottom of the pool of the resort she's staying at, Peyton leaps into action, starting CPR. She stops when she sees the young man's ghost watching her actions. And he's not alone.

Detective Jaxon Kincaid knows that Peyton is hiding something. How did she know the caliber of the weapon which killed the victim? And why is she so nervous and combative when she talks to him? He's fascinated, but wary of this beautiful redhead.

As their attraction grows, and as Peyton inserts herself into his case, can he protect her from someone who seems to want them both dead?

Portia and the Merchant of London


After her father's stroke, Portia Gillespie finds they have just enough money to live on, so where is her brother's school tuition to come from? She and Mama have no idea until a moneylender comes to call. In spite of the prior debt, he is willing to lend this year's tuition. The only alternative to accepting the loan is to apprentice Benedict to one of the less expensive trades. Papa would be horrified.

Solomon de Toledo has fulfilled none of his family's expectations. He is neither a rabbi nor a physician, nor even a respectable importer or banker. Still, as a moneylender, he is able to aid Portia, whose character he admires as much as he respects her father's scholarship.

But when her father recovers and arranges Portia's betrothal, how will Solomon save her from her ruthless suitor?

Mine By Design


When Abby Markham witnesses the murder of a local cop with ties to a political dynasty, she finds herself not only in the crosshairs of a killer, but also on the radar of a powerful US senator. The clock is ticking for her survival, and Detective Ben Owens knows the best way to keep Abby safe is to keep her close. But as the danger escalates, so does their attraction. With their backs against the wall, Ben and Abby will risk everything to make sure she survives a dangerous web of political corruption, lies, and deceit.         

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Recent Releases from the Wild Rose Press, Inc


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Midnight Acquisition

Juliette Rochambeau was heartbroken when the boy she loved ran from South Carolina. Fifteen years later, she returns to her hometown to appraise her family's historic gem-encrusted necklace.

Becket Ford is a thief whose regret over leaving Juliette behind tears at his heart. His remorse, however, must take a back seat when a sadistic puppet master forces him to use their connection to steal the necklace or die trying.

As they both vie for possession of the priceless jewels, lingering desire and emotion from years ago explode back to life. But escaping a madman and finding a future free of their past may just be a fantasy…

Chronicles of the Fallen


Possessed of immeasurable patience, Sebastian, the Demon of Vengeance, has finally been pushed to his limits. His mission is to keep the new Guardian safe until the Sword of Kathnesh is retrieved, but the alluring woman seems to thrive on throwing herself into harm's way at every opportunity. Sebastian is forced to resort to dark magic to save her life--and unwittingly paints a target on her back.
Finding the sacred relic is Phoebe Mackenzie's task, and protecting it is her family's legacy. She's determined to live up to the duty and won't be deterred, not even when she realizes she's lost her heart to the sexy, overprotective demon. Sebastian will do whatever it takes to protect Phoebe, even battle an age old nemesis to the death. But in unleashing the raging storm inside him, he risks losing the woman he can't live without. With the barriers between Earth and Hell hanging in the balance, and Phoebe's safety on the line, how will he ever choose?

24 to Life
Dalton Skies


When Jenna Corbett goes for her morning run, she revels in the knowledge that her dad's protective grip has finally been broken and the world is on her doorstep. But a brutal attack that leaves her bloodied and broken threatens to take away her new-found freedom.
Cody Spencer is working an early shift at the gym. A woman's screams propel him outside, in search of a victim. The plight of the injured auburn-haired woman touches his heart in a way he didn't think possible.
As their relationship heats up, so does the danger. Jenna and Cody embark on a search for answers behind the attack. But will what they find tear their love apart?

The Duke's Decision
Dukes in Danger: A Haversham House Romance


While gathering research for the puzzles she sells to newspapers, Vivian, the widowed Viscountess Rowden, literally stumbles across the arrogant Duke of Whitley.

Whit, known to the ton as the Ice Duke, is spymaster for the Crown, and he has evidence of enemy agents using newspaper ciphers to send coded messages to Napoleon's army. His mission is clear—less clear are his feelings for the woman he may have to destroy.

While Vivian struggles to put the past behind her and find a future where her heart can be safe, the duke must decide whether the lovely and independent viscountess is friend, foe, or fate.

The Fabergé Flute

Amateur flutist and English teacher Sallie Dunbar needs to get away. Not only is her life in a rut, the events of a frustrating school day have also pushed her to the limits. She impulsively drains her meager savings to spend Thanksgiving week at a music convention in 1980s London.

Anticipating a relaxing trip filled with sightseeing and perhaps a romantic fling, Sallie unwittingly becomes a killer's target. A fabulous jeweled flute reputed to possess healing powers has gone missing. And someone is willing to kill to get it back.

Can Sallie evade a killer's clutches? Or will she end up as just another crime statistic?