Monday, August 30, 2021

Stories that Entertain...New Releases from The Wild Rose Press


New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Saving Kat

Katrina Valenthia disassociated from her inner cat at a young age for the best interest of her pride. When she escapes to the city, she leaves behind the man destined to be her mate. Returning home after a decade, she finds every wall she's erected against Seth is tumbling down.

Seth Mourgent knows Kat is the one he's meant to be with. When she left him, she took his heart. Now after years of being head runner for his pack, he's doubtful he will ever see his mate again. When Katrina does return, he is desperate to discover why she abandoned him in the first place.

The homecoming is disrupted when a thief hacks into the pride's finances. Seth and Katrina must find the brazen criminal. But when they do find the culprit they discover more than they bargained for.

Smoother Than Spumoni
One Scoop or Two


Susie Larkin is a dolphin shifter and heir to the humble Larkin's Dairy Dip on Seagrass Island, FL. Pedaling ice cream from bicycle carts on the beach is just a stepping-stone for this future CEO of a frozen confection empire—or so she hopes.
Frank Paulino Jr. receives his first taste of freedom from Strawberry, KY in a summer internship at Bart's Oyster bar. His pasta creations save the restaurant when red tide poisons the fresh fish of the bay, making him the most popular werewolf on Seagrass island.
Frank and Susie uncover a conspiracy that threatens not only the wildlife of the area, but also their lives. Can these two shifters put their ambitions aside long enough to give their relationship a chance, or will Frank pay the ultimate price to protect Susie and the island she loves?

Chocolate Caramel Dreams
One Scoop or Two


Damaris Mulligan can't wait to see her favorite teacher at her tenth high school reunion. She had a huge crush on Greg Collins when she was his student.
Greg always admired Damaris for her dedication and enthusiasm for history. But now, ten years later, he's face to face with a beautiful young woman who stirs other feelings inside him.

As they spend time together, Damaris realizes they come from very different worlds-- Can her schoolgirl crush turn into the real deal?

Fatal Recall


Hudson Kincaid prefers the wide-open spaces. But tracking down a serial killer means hanging out in Denver as he investigates neuroscientist Dr. Marilyn Monrose. So far, he can't figure out if she's a city kitty in high heels or a country kitten in cowgirl boots.

Marilyn's experiment in ramped-up virtual reality captures the final moments of each murder victim's life, a chilling discovery she's trying to keep secret. The last interruption she needs is a determined private detective barging into her lab—no matter how sexy he looks wearing his Stetson hat.

When word of her research gets leaked to the press, Marilyn becomes the killer's next target.
Now the woman Hudson races to save is the one who has stolen his heart.

When You Have to Go There


The last year had not been kind to Det. Helen Lipscomb. She'd bungled a major case, been reassigned from her squad, and had her partner taken away from her. A trained homicide investigator, she could only watch from the sidelines as her former teammates nabbed the bad guys. Then a new serial killer appeared, one who targeted the detectives themselves, and Helen found herself back in the action as she raced to put the pieces together and keep any more of her fellow cops from falling to the killer's gun.

Finding Tiegan


A holiday in the Algarve of It's what I need. It's time to be me. Time to find the woman I was before the nightmares, outlandish dreams, and sleepwalking. But I wasn't expecting to find Tomás Ferreira, a man made for pleasure. And now, my heart throbs with unfulfilled excitement, fire burns in my belly, and swirling flames lick my thighs. I'm a glorious mess.

Where did Tiegan Moss come from? And why is she suddenly here on the day of the dead, the day the door to the otherworld swings open, the day the veil is thin? I'd hidden in the shadows, content, a life barely lived. You've changed everything. You make me want. You make my blood sing. Lost in your kaleidoscope eyes, trapped in the pout of your lips, I can't escape. And I don't like it one bit.

Can our two haunted souls find a future together?

Joust in Times


For Dorotha Rioann, life sucks big time. A summer in England riding horses sounds great, but the reality is far from ideal. Her grandfather's farm is threatened by a centuries old treaty, while her mother is oblivious to the fact her daughter is being bullied by Annabel, who controls the town's clique.
Frustrated, Dorthea runs away only to end up in the "Witch's House". After a series of unusual incidents, she awakens in Medieval England, where she must use her 21st century smarts and ingenuity in her role as a female jouster and a lady-in-waiting before she discovers there's no place like home.         

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Summer Reading in the Garden


New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Forever Wyld
The Wylder West

Newly retired, Earl Hanson wishes he felt happier about it. He's built a cabin up in the hills and has free time on his hands. He also has the most obnoxious widow in town eyeing him up as a possible husband. What's a beleaguered former sheriff to do?

Fleeing an ugly scandal, spinster Victoria Major takes a job playing piano at the Trail's End Saloon. But it's the roughest watering hole in Wylder, and when the customers turn rowdy, Earl Hanson steps in to protect her. In return, it seems only right she should shield him from the predatory widow, by pretending he's her beau. Of course, it's only make-believe…

How Everything Turns Away
The Ezra James


Ezra James used to be a big deal: Harvard graduate, FBI agent, beautiful wife. After being accused of fabricating evidence in a serial killer trial, he finds himself suspended, on the verge of a divorce, and working security at a posh Catholic school in Chicago. Then something out-of-the-ordinary happens: a young student-teacher is attacked during a Christmas pageant and left for dead in the snow with a noose around her neck and an electrical burn. Plus, she's pregnant. Ezra, along with up-and-coming police detective, Lucia Vargas, and school chaplain, Fr. Remy Mbombo, must work fast before the culprit returns to finish the job.

Eden's Sins
Entering Eden


One impetuous love spell should've had Jovan Hause dancing with destiny. Instead, she found herself flat on her back with no memory of her past. Her future looking royally smashing as she gazed into the perilous blue eyes of the man of her dreams until she passed out.

Tired of chasing one ghoul in a city of walking cadavers, André St. James found someone much more intriguing to pursue after being tossed on his royal behind. Drawn to the unconscious beauty, he knew one way to wake her: True love's kiss. The silly tale worked, just not the way he'd hoped.
Together they'd killed monsters, found a number of Eden's Sins quite divine, and made plans for a future. Fate however, had other ideas. Maybe, with a wee bit of magic, mayhem, and a beautiful blue moon they'd find their way back to each other, kiss, and make up. Maybe…

Whispers Through Time


The only man Sierra Masters has ever loved appears with a proposition that could alter her future. She turns him down, but then after experiencing a foretelling dream, decides to take a risk in order to uncover the truth.

Hunter Davenport realizes the evidence he's shared with Sierra could indeed destroy her—but it could free her as well. The decision is yanked from her hands when the past and present collide through a historical portal on sacred Native American land. Will she take the gift that is offered? And will Hunter do what he didn't do twelve years earlier—stand by her? Only time will give them their answers.

Love, Death, and the Art of Cooking


Software engineer Reid Lucas loves to cook and has a history of falling in love with married women. When he leaves his complicated past in Chicago for a job in California, he runs into trouble and must call a virtual stranger to bail him out of jail.

Alyssa Knight, a tough street cop waiting for a church annulment from her passive-aggressive husband, is the roommate of the woman Reid calls for help, and she reluctantly provides bail for Reid.

He falls for her immediately, and cooking for her is an act of love. She just wants to be friends, but they keep ending up in bed together. When his boss is murdered, Reid is a suspect…or is he the intended target?

A River for Gemma


Miracles abound in Sugar Creek, a small-town nestled near the horse trails and hazelnut orchards of Oregon's lush countryside. It is here, where twenty-six-year old Gemma Porter lives a vibrant life chasing her dreams. But Gemma is underestimated by a world that pigeonholes her as "intellectually disabled." While the naysayers and bullies only see Gemma's limitations, her beloved grandmother sees the heart of a genius—and a soul of divination. When Gemma's longing to be a mother collides with her grandmother's hidden past, three generations of Porter women are put in peril. A harrowing adventure unfolds into a heroic quest to save their lives. As Gemma's bravery is tested, she will need to prove that regardless of age or intellect, a mother's love knows no bounds.

The Group


Sure, Ron Green had made a mistake, but it wasn't one that millions of other guys hadn't made before him. And maybe he deserved some sort of punishment, like his wife leaving him or his kids hating his guts. But this? Being the main suspect in a single murder was bad enough, but at the same time knowing he was a potential victim of a serial killer was even worse. However, before Green could convince the cops of his innocence, he first had to convince them the serial killer actually existed, and at the moment they weren't believing a thing he said.         

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden


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Destiny and Desire: Oasis Reflection

A winter vacation is just what Amy Russo needs after her ugly divorce plus losing her best friend. Her plan is to avoid complications, relax, and heal. Instead, Parker Allen, a sexy Southerner in the tropics for work, ignites a torrid passion she tries to deny. The unmistakable lust and desire between them forces her to choose between focusing on healing or exploring naughty pleasures with an unexpected stranger. Maybe she can do both.

Hearts of the Ridge


When Tessa's big-city plans take the A Train to disaster, she lands in her sleepy hometown, smack in the middle of the
most unlikely love triangle ever to hit Pennsylvania's Amish Country.

Hot-shot Dr. Richard Bruce is bound to Green Ridge by loyalty that runs deep. Deeper still is Jonas Rishel's tie to the land and his family's Amish community. Behind the wheel of a 1979 camper van, Tessa idles at a fork in the road. Will she cruise the superhighway to the future? Or take a slow trot to the past and a mysterious society she never dreamed she'd glimpse from the inside?

A Hero's Second Chance


After losing her husband in the line of duty, Riley Logan looks for a fresh start in Magnolia Springs. However, a fear of rejection makes relationships difficult. Lieutenant Colonel Brian Stone returns home from the Middle East after losing his legs to an IED. The last thing he wants is to be treated like a hero—or pitied for his injuries.
While working on a charity event benefiting injured veterans, they find they have more in common than a talent for snarky comments. But when Brian is offered an opportunity too good to refuse, Riley must decide if she can risk losing another man to a dangerous job.

The Dark Side of Tranquility


Tranquility, a planet from a distant sun, is peaceful. The gobblers, Tranquility's bird-like natives, are reserved but friendly, allowing the religious group–The Followers of the Seer–to escape persecution on Earth.
Clara, a seventeen-year-old Follower, lives a blissful life inside the Followers' complex. Her peaceful life suffers a sudden turn when her father falls gravely ill during a blackout. The settlers' Communication Center, the Beacon, has its own power source, and Clara must reach it to save her dad's life.
The mongrels, Tranquility's best-kept secret, have launched a rebellion. Rem, a young and proud mongrel, hates everything about humans. When Clara and Rem cross paths, Rem wants to kill her. However, as hell breaks loose, and they must work together to survive, Clara stirs some unexpected feelings within Rem. Can love flourish amongst fire and rubble?

No Room at the Inn
Deerbourne Inn


Hollywood starlet Livy Randolph faces a difficult decision, so she flees to Willow Springs to contemplate her future.

Carlos Ramos, a local contractor, yearns for a wife and children. When he meets Livy, he loses his heart, but learns she's not who she claims to be.

The year is 1958. Civil Rights issues surface on the evening newscasts but in Willow Springs, Vermont life seems peaceful. That is, until prejudice rears its ugly head.

Will this unlikely pair find a way to put their differences aside, stand up for their beliefs, and admit their futures may not be what they intended? Only time, and a bit of Willow Springs magic, will tell.

As the Page Turns
A Blue Cove Mystery


Peyton Reynolds has no idea that the gorgeous summer day she is enjoying is about to take a strange turn and embroil her and her boyfriend Jaxon Kincaid in another case. As the details emerge, it won't take long for them to understand there is nothing normal about the murder Peyton has witnessed. An erratic suspect, a gathering of ghosts, and Peyton's sudden disappearance will leave Jaxon scrambling for answers in the pages of a book left behind. They will have to think outside the box with help from the past to solve this one.         

Monday, August 09, 2021

Check out the new books from The Wild Rose Press!


New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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A Life Unknown


Socialite April Westerman has it all, or so it seems. Jaded from betrayal, blackmail and devastating losses, she has sworn off love. But Joe Cortez is making her question that decision. He's a beast of a man, intimidating, protective and yet, sweet. He is everything she wants, and every reason she needs to stay away.

Joe chips away at the walls April erected until she finally lets him in. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she once more pushes him out of her life. Suspecting she's in trouble, Joe steals her away to the mountains, hoping to save her.

When tragedy puts Joe's survival in April's hands, secrets of the past threaten to ruin any chance of love.

Double Cross
Cross your Heart and Die Series


Attorney Susan Dante has spent her life championing lost-causes, even after landing a job at Lucas and Devine, a prestigious law firm in Boston's Beacon Hill. Despite working twelve-hour days, she serves paperwork on her latest pro-bono case, a copyright dispute with Torrence Publishing.

Aiden Torrence, owner of Torrence Publishing, is impressed by Susan's spunk. He promises restitution for her client and delegates the discovery to a long-standing business associate who, unknown to him, is possessed by a creature of the otherworld.

Aiden and Susan can't deny their attraction and dive into a whirlwind romance. But Susan fears someone, or something, is after her. When Aiden fails to disclose pertinent contracts, she slaps him with a class-action lawsuit, forcing him to slog through a twisted conspiracy of blackmail and murder to rescue her from the heinous entity hell-bent on destroying her.

An Unexpected Wife


A simple drive into town became the most important trip of Luke's life. He had always taken on responsibility that he wasn't ready for. This time he accepted the obligation for a female who found herself without hope.

Librarian Lorelei Sanders was stranded in Nebraska without money, without a home, and without prospects. Luke Foster seemed the only means to save her. Could she commit herself to being this stranger's wife?

Kappa Companion


Two years after her husband's sudden death, Heidi hopes to make a fresh start with a new love and a new home. But she hasn't planned on sharing her century-old house with her son's not-so-imaginary friends—a ghost child and a Japanese water monster. Jeff, the man she's dating, definitely wants to marry her. Yet how can his scientific rationalism accept Heidi's belief in paranormal forces? If the alleged haunting turns out to be real, he'll have to change his entire worldview. Can their love flourish while coping with an exotic supernatural infestation? At least the creatures aren't dangerous—or are they?

Penny Gothic: a romance of fictitious proportions
In For a Penny Book 1


Gypsy magic gone awry. A dubious family legacy.
When Penelope Darling's grandmother dies, Penny inherits much more than a used bookstore. With only clues from a stack of letters left by her great grandmothers, Penny must find her destined true love… in a book.
Penny needs to convince her hero he's not an actual book character, while avoiding the book's determined villain. But convincing her knight in shining armor might not be enough to make a happily ever after.
She also must decide if she's ready to fall in line with the family legacy, or go with the equally tempting (and totally non fictional) guy next door, and forget the man fated to be hers.

Rocky Road Home
One Scoop or Two


Bella Diamond never thought she'd return to her hometown, a beachside hamlet on Long Island's north shore. But that's exactly where she finds herself as an empty-nester rounding the bend toward fifty, forced to reinvent her life after a rocky marriage. When Bella moves into the apartment above her family's ice cream stand, she discovers Dante, the sexy pizzeria owner two doors down. His kindness, warmth, and sizzling touch awaken parts of her that have been dormant. Will he tempt her to leave her dream job at a Manhattan art gallery to stay in her hometown and take over the family business?