KINDLE WORLDS

The St. Helena Vineyard series world has been licensed by Kindle Worlds and is waiting for you!

Set in the heart of wine country, the quaint, historical town of St. Helena is the perfect place to find romance. Just ask the DeLuca’s, the super-sexy and fiercely loyal Italian brothers who do more than run the most exclusive winery in the country, they each discover their perfect blend for true love. Become part of this #1 national bestselling series with your own ideal paring for passion and forever. Be it a shop owner, a sexy St. Helena firefighter, a five star chef, or a tourist just passing through, the love match is entirely up to you!

Kindle Worlds is a publication platform where you choose a licensed World, read the Content Guidelines for that World, write your story, upload that story, create a cover, and click through a publishing agreement with Amazon Publishing. Once published, every Kindle Worlds story will be featured on Amazon.com, as well as on Kindle devices and apps.

To find out more about how to become a creative part of the St Helena Vineyard world, check out the Kindle Worlds site.

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KINDLE WORLDS AUTHORS ANNOUNCED

Kate Allure

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Kate Allure writes 4 Star Erotic Romance, reports RT Book Reviews, describing her work as “escapism of the richest, most decadent variety…a spirited diversion from the mundane and a chance to explore some of the most titillating ‘what ifs’ readers can imagine.” Publishers Weekly raves, “sizzling and sensual…readers will cheer on these strong women.” Kate’s website features guest authors and other “sex-perts” addressing topics on romance, sex, and love. Beyond writing, Kate’s passions include traveling and exploring all things sensual with her loving husband.

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Bed & Breakfast & Bondage

When Cat leaves behind her glamorous if kinky L.A. lifestyle for a new start and a chance to escape the demands of a powerful man who wants too much, she meets Mason, a handsome contractor. She wants to take a chance on love, but disaster and her inescapable past force her to choose what’s most important in life and who she wants to spend it with. And Mason is determined to help her make the right choice.

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Donna Alward

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While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts.  Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers.

Donna lives on Canada’s east coast with her family which includes a husband, a couple of kids, a senior dog and two crazy cats. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking…and is a Masterpiece Theater addict.

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Last Chance Lullaby

When country star Tyler Davis comes home to St. Helena, the last person he expects to meet is his four year old son, Jake—the result of one night of passion with his high school sweetheart. Maria’s the one woman he’s never forgotten—and the fire between them burns as hot as ever.

Maria’s never wanted a now-and-again father for her son, and Tyler’s habit of walking away has forced her to keep Jake’s existence a secret. Now that the secret’s out, they need to make peace with the past so they can be the parents that Jake needs.

But when making peace turns into falling for each other all over again, Tyler has to ask himself: is this his last chance to have a life with the woman he loves?

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Grace Conley

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Grace Conley lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her engineer husband, two darling daughters, and three feisty-yet-adorable Scottish terriers.  Grace writes both Young Adult and Contemporary Fiction. When she’s not behind her computer, you can find Grace hiking through National Parks, obsessively reading the books of Nora Roberts and Kristan Higgins, and enjoying the quirks of living in a small town at the edge of Silicon Valley.

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St. Helena Holiday

A few years after the original DeLuca’s had their happy endings…

When her jerk of a fiancée leaves her at the altar and plots to steal her parents’ land, Willamette Valley vintner Chiara DeLuca runs away to California to hibernate for the winter. She doesn’t expect sparks to fly with sexy firefighter Ben Archer. And when her meddling Great Aunt Chi Chi contrives for Chiara to co-chair St. Helena’s holiday ball with Ben, happy holiday coincidences start to happen.

A holiday ball…a stolen reindeer…and getting trapped in an antique wine vault with the girl of his dreams?

Ben Archer knows he’s no match for a DeLuca. Or is he? Back when they were kids, a visiting Chiara took the fall for a prank gone wrong that would have cost Ben the big game. Now that they’re both all grown up, Ben is convinced that he will be able to pay Chiara back by helping her own up to the scrape she is in and solving it.  With Christmas coming, can Ben help Chiara rediscover the spirit of the season – and enduring love?

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Kelsey Browning

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USA Today bestselling author Kelsey Browning writes humorous Southern women’s fiction with a sprinkling of mystery and sexy contemporary romance. Her Georgia-set, co-authored The Granny Series is an Amazon bestseller and is described by readers as “The Golden Girls meet Dirty Harry.” Her single title romances garner reviews that call her writing funny, sassy, and full of sizzling chemistry. She’s a co-founder of Romance University blog, one of Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers. Originally from a Texas town smaller than the ones she writes about, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she’s either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she makes her home in Athens, Georgia, with her tech-savvy husband, her smart-talking son, a rescue dog from Qatar, and a (fingers crossed) future therapy pup.

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Love So Sweet

It was only supposed to be a weekend fling…

After the two steamy nights they spent together, Josie Jennings never wanted to see Trace Cowan again. After all, he’s from a prominent California wine family, and she’s spent her life trying to break free from Bitter Pecan, her dad’s failing Texas vineyard. Finally, her father has given Josie an out—discover the secret to Red Steel Cellar’s exclusive Reserve and he’ll never again ask her to inventory another case of subpar table wine. All she has to do is dupe the man she still dreams about at night.

…but he can’t leave a woman like her behind…

When pretty Josie—the woman who rocked his world during last year’s Texas Tasting Tour—walks into Red Steel’s tasting room, former Army Ranger Trace Cowan momentarily forgets his objective. Suddenly, earning his way back into his family’s wine business becomes a little less critical. But sweet talking Josie back into his bed—and his life—become Mission Imperative.

…unless he discovers she’s the true enemy.

When he finds out Josie’s less interested in his charms and more interested in his Cabernet, will Trace declare the mission a failure, or will he rescue his and Josie’s future?

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Mollie Cox Bryan

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With this novella, Mollie Cox Bryan takes a break from murder. Author of the Agatha Award Nominated Cumberland Creek Mystery Series, she’s just published the first book in a brand new series, “Death Among the Doilies (A Cora Crafts Mystery)”.  She lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, with her husband and two teen daughters, where she crafts, writes, and shuttles her girls between schools, play rehearsals, and music lessons.

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The Beekeeper's Bride

When Josefina “Joey” Roma moves to St. Helena with her sisters, she’s looking for a fresh start. Three Sisters Roma, their fiber arts and weaving company, and their new home is keeping Joey focused—and drained. That is, until a sexy beekeeper /vet rescues her and her new lambs from a swarm of bees. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t reconcile his cocky attitude and corny line with his cool confidence with the bees, his gentle handling of the lambs, and his blue, blue, blue eyes…

Arran Brody returns home to St. Helena when his mother died, leaving his father and the family honey farm a disaster. Home to pick up the pieces, Arran soon finds his father smitten with a new wife and the bees swarming about every other day. Exhausted, he’s almost ready to give up and head back to Vermont, until he meets Joey Roma, a woman who might just have what it takes to “settle the bees,” and oh so many other things…

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T.M. Cromer

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T.M. Cromer (aka Tara Cromer) is originally from New Jersey, but spent most of her growing up years in Flagler Beach, Florida. More recently, she relocated with her husband to Illinois, where she met and fell in love with her fuzzy soulmate, Tinkerbell. She claims her hubby has come to understand Tink ranks first in her affections, as she ranks in Tink’s. He’s cool with it. 🙂

Job titles she currently holds:  Author, Professional Waster-of-Time, Hammock Mounting Safety Instructor, Margarita Mixologist and Spoiler of Dogs.

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Picture This

Hope Fiore is happy with her existing life in the small town of St. Helena, CA. Sure, she might be a little lonely, but she doesn’t have time for romance. Even if she did, with the Fiore Curse in play, she recognizes that she doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in Hades of ever having a successful relationship.

Enter Royce Anderson. A New Yorker with a charming smile and a playboy attitude. After only one day in town, he’s run afoul of the Fiore family and had nothing but bad luck. However, he’s helpless to resist his attraction to Hope.

Hope and Royce embark on a romance, knowing it can only be temporary. Yet, as things heat up and emotions run high, they start to think it might be possible to be the first to overcome love’s curse in the Fiore family’s history.

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Jen Doyle

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A big believer in happily ever afters, Jen Doyle decided it was high time she started creating some. Jen is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as a member of the New England, New Jersey Romance Writers and Music City Romance Writer chapters of RWA. She is represented by Sarah E. Younger of the Nancy Yost Literary Agency. She has an M.S. in Library and Information Science and, in addition to her work as a librarian, has worked as a conference and events planner as well as a Communications and Enrollment administrator in both preschool and higher education environments (although some might say that there is very little difference between the two; Jen has no comment regarding whether she is one of the “some”).

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Crush

Maggie Hanson has a secret. His name is Alejandro.

Day in and day out, Maggie Hanson has kept her straitlaced and proper shell in place, except for three precious nights every year. Crush, St. Helena’s grape harvest, is the busiest time of year in her hometown, but it’s only then, when the oh-so-sexy Alejandro comes to her to spend his nights, that she can let down her shield and be her true self. And this year she needs him more than ever.

Alejandro Garcia wants out of the shadows. It’s well past time to put an end to their long-running secret. If it were any other woman, he never would have let it get this far. But he had a crush on her in high school and it never quite went away. He’s never been one to hide, however, not even from the truth no matter how hard it might be to confront. Staying stashed away behind closed doors is no longer an option.

This year, something’s different. And this year he’s not willing to let her walk away.

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Pamela Gibson

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Pamela Gibson grew up loving books, history, and small towns. Her first career was a newspaper reporter, but when she returned to college to get a master’s degree, it was in public administration which eventually led to jobs running cities…not as an elected official, but as a city manager, the chief appointed one.

Writing was still her passion and in her spare time—between meetings and raising two active kids—she was contracted to write several books on local history. Taking an early retirement at the urging of her very supportive husband, she turned to fiction and began writing the happy ending novels she loves to read.

She now spends half her time in Sonoma, California and the other half cruising coastal or inland waters in their 32-foot boat. She speed-eats chocolates when she’s nervous, squeals when she sees a spider, and loves to relax with a good read with a mellow glass of wine.

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Plumb Crazy About You

Resisting the rival…

Cassie Larkin dreams of buying Plumb Crazy, St. Helena’s civil engineering firm when her boss retires at the end of the year. She wants to prove to her family she can be as successful and independent as her super model sister.

But Cassie isn’t the only one who wants the business. Worse, her rival is an experienced engineer who looks as scrumptious as one of the town’s famous éclairs and he’s already saved her from a dangerous snake.

Nick Sebastian needs to leave his father’s mega firm and prove he can make it on his own. But he’s already in trouble. His rival for the business is a wiz with a transit, knows everyone in town, and has already brought out his protective instincts along with a few baser ones.

As their showdown looms, each must decide where love fits into the plan because winning just might prove to be as sour as corked wine.

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Cary Hart

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Cary Hart hails from the Midwest. A sassy, coffee drinking, sometimes sailor swearing (Shhh… don’t tell.), wine sipping, Spotify addict, lover of all things books!

When not pushing women down the stairs in the fictional world, Cary has her hands full. She is blessed to be the sports mom of two wild and crazy, spoiled kiddos, and wife to the most supportive husband (took a few years to train). In addition to working full time, she bakes cookies on the side to fund her newly found love of writing and to keep her Sephora VIB Rouge status. The addiction is real, folks!

Believe it or not, writing was never a dream for Cary. Reading was something she never enjoyed growing up. All it took was one friend, who went MIA for a weekend on a book binge, to share her passion and loan an ebook, lighting a fire inside her.  Two years, and hundreds of ebooks later, she connected with one of her favorite authors, who patiently listened to her plot ideas. Her encouragement and saying those three little words “You write it!” changed everything!

So, welcome! Hop on board, and enjoy the ride!

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Building Forever

Natalie Russo’s life has been turned upside down, yet again, forcing this fiery red head back from her road to nowhere, destination California. Nat set out for the East coast to make a name for herself, instead she was made a fool of. Moving on with her life she accepts the biggest job of her solo career, the only catch, going home. When she finds herself partnered with the one person she least expects and history starts to repeat itself, she has to decide if she is going to stay and fight for what she wants, or be forced to walk away again?

Colin Palmer, co-owner of a prominent St. Helena construction company and highly sought after bachelor feels like something is missing. When he lands a contract with a prestigious developer, which could lead to an exclusive deal, it seems as if all the pieces are finally coming together…  Except for the one piece that’s been missing, the girl who ran away with his heart, taking his future with her. As the project nears completion and success is around the corner, could the road block of his past be the wrecking ball of his future or will he put his feelings aside to get the job done?

Natalie and Colin are both looking to make their mark with a fresh start… But when their St. Helena history follows them to Santa Barbara, it seems their wounds are the only thing fresh. Will this reunion be the blue prints for disaster… or forever?

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Sharon Hamilton

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NYT and USA/Today Bestselling Author Sharon Hamilton’s SEAL Brotherhood series have earned her top author rankings of #1 in Romantic Suspense, Military Romance and Contemporary Romance. Her characters follow a sometimes rocky road to redemption through passion and true love. Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany earned her a #1 ranking in Gothic Romance.

A lifelong organic vegetable and flower gardener, Sharon and her husband live in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place.

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Love Me Tender, Love You Hard

His leg is the reason he’s off the SEAL Teams, but it’s his heart that hurts the most.

Derek Farley has a lot of time on his hands now, but what he really wants is to get into trouble. If he could just show Remy he didn’t need her he could perhaps walk away a free man. So what else does a bad-ass former Navy SEAL explosives expert do? Enroll in culinary school in St. Helena! He might make a great pastry chef, if he can get that arrow out of his chest.

Remington Bolt is a crack shot at lethally wounding every man who’s ever tried to tie her down. But her almost forever man comes back, stirring up the pot of sweet tasting memories and mouth-watering fantasies. He’s got her oven stoked. If she’s not careful she’ll be dessert.

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Lori Mack

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Lori Mack lives in Northern California where she splits her time drinking coffee, running a small business, and writing romantic suspense. She joyfully left the 8-to-5 corporate life for the 24/7 self-employment life and never looked back.  When she’s not working, she likes to think up creative ways to kill people on paper, and plan her next getaway. A serious addiction to travel keeps her frequent flyer miles adding up and her bank account depleted.  She also serves as personal concierge to Darlin’ Sadie, who is often mistaken for a dire wolf.

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Safe In His Arms

Everyone in St. Helena knows Jenna Sheridan is as level-headed as they come. She’s the most well-respected and highly sought after accountant for many of the top businesses in the Valley. But, when Jenna insists her aunt was murdered, the facts don’t add up. She’s content to investigate her aunt’s death with the help of her roommate and best friend, Anna, until the only man she’s ever loved reappears in her life and she’s forced into letting him help her. Is he helping her find the truth or is he helping to keep a sixteen-year-old secret concealed? FBI Special Agent Mike Thomas does not like small towns where everyone knows your name, your business, and your shoe size. He’s been happily living anonymously in Los Angeles while chasing his dream of a big promotion and subsequent move to Washington DC, until Jenna’s aunt winds up dead. Was she killed to keep a secret from getting out, or did she just fall asleep on the treacherous winding road like everyone else believes? Seeing Jenna again messes with Mike’s plans, and when a series of attacks on her threatens to cut short their reunion, he has to decide if being loved in a small-town is better than being alone and anonymous in the big city.

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Deb McNaught

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Deb McNaught writes sweet contemporary romance that will warm your heart and make you smile. Deb has been writing stories as long as she could put words together on paper. Long before realizing that writing was her calling, she spent time as a zookeeper, shop owner, executive secretary, website designer, music camp director, booster president, crafter and caregiver. She credits her mother with her love of books and a sarcastic sense of humor. A master of the raised eyebrow, this may be part of her genetic code, evidenced during family reunions.
Deb makes her home nestled in the heart of the Silicon Valley with her wonderfully supportive husband. They have three very cool and talented grown children with whom they love spending time. When she isn’t writing, she might be found crocheting, searching for the ultimate New England clam chowder, or contemplating taking up the cello.

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Love By Design

It has been less than two years since Jason Bartlett and his daughter moved from San Francisco to build a quieter life in St. Helena, in the heart of Napa Valley. He has his hands full with an active eight-year-old and a dad who has been asked to leave his third senior community. There’s no room in his life for the long-haired beauty making a scene on the side of the road. Cara Strathman should be enjoying her first vacation in years. Instead, she’s chasing a puppy that isn’t even hers through a vineyard and hoping her job will still be there when she gets back, despite indications otherwise. Sometimes when you think you know what you want, life gives you what you need.

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MK Meredith

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MK Meredith writes single title contemporary romance promising an emotional ride on heated sheets. She believes the best route to success is to never stop learning.

Her lifelong love affair with peanut butter continues. Only two things come close in the battle for her affections: gorgeous heels and maybe Gerard Butler…or was it David Gandy? Who is she kidding? Her true loves are her husband and two children who have survived her SEA’s (spontaneous explosions of affection) and live to tell the tale. The Meredith’s live in the D.C. area with their two large fur babies…until the next adventure calls.

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Falling For You

Cartoonist and hopeless romantic Sage Mathews has moved home to St. Helena to find her happily ever after. And why not? It’s happened to everyone else in the town where love grows on the vine. She’s even landed the perfect job, head cartoonist for the St. Helena Sentinel—her late grandfather’s newspaper. The only thing more important than finding love is keeping her grandfather’s legacy alive. A hard task when the paper’s sexy and irritating new consultant is determined to digitize her dreams.

Parker Edwards has never measured up in his grandfather’s eyes. So when the opportunity arises to consult for a small town newspaper where the old man sits as a board member, he’s determined to prove his grandfather wrong. Step one, digitize the paper to keep the sinking ship afloat. Step two, get his tiny town tour guide, who happens to be the cute and curvy cartoonist, on board. With the glitz covered cynicism of L.A. in his blood, he can’t wait to do the job and get back to the city. That is, until his sweet new friend with her sexy assets and chocolate brown eyes colors her way into his heart one comic at a time and makes him feel things he doesn’t think he can live up too.

Can small town and big city find their happily ever after in St. Helena Vineyards or is love just another romantic notion that is dying on the vine?

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Kelly Moran

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Kelly Moran is a bestselling romance author of enchanting ever-afters. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself. She is a Catherine Award-Winner, Readers Choice Finalist, Holt Medallion Finalist, and a Finalist in RWA’s 2014 Award of Excellence. She’s landed on USA Today HEA’s 10 Best Reads and Must Read lists. Kelly’s interests include: sappy movies, MLB, NFL, driving others insane, and sleeping when she can. She is a closet caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but don’t tell anyone. She resides in Wisconsin with her husband, three sons, and her black lab. Most of her family lives in the Carolinas, so she spends a lot of time there as well.

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Love Thy Neighbor

Ever since her parents died when she was a girl, Marina has called St. Helena home. It’s quaint charm and beautiful vineyards soothe the loneliness inside, even if some of the residents are a little batty. But her giving nature and sizeable inheritance makes it hard to differentiate those who like her as a person from those that just want something. Except her sexy new neighbor. Josh Rossi wants nothing to do with her, and the constant banter is making her nuts. Then, a moment changes everything, shifting his cold shoulder into a hot kiss, leaving her to wonder if the bickering isn’t his own form of foreplay.

Beauty, brains, and adorable babbling aside, Josh needs to get as far and fast away from Marina Atwater as he can. No matter how much he desires her, she is the kind of woman who wants forever. And he isn’t the sticking sort. But as the quick remodel flip of his grandfather’s old house progresses, so does his feelings for his lovely neighbor. Her quirky dog and the even quirkier town are growing on him, too. Never having a sense of family or a permanent place to call his own, how is he supposed to contemplate setting down roots when home isn’t a possibility? Or is it?

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KT Roberts

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KT. Roberts writes romantic suspense with sass and brass, and she is the alter ego of Carolyn Hughey, an author of humorous contemporary romance. In 2012, Carolyn decided to try her hand at self-publishing and wrote her first mystery series, the Kensington-Gerard Detective Series, using the pen name. Blind Retribution is her first romantic suspense with Montlake Romance.

Originally a Jersey girl, she lives with her real-life hero, Bob, in Arizona; they have four children. And as a former chef, on those rare occasions when she’s not writing, she loves to whip up some gastronomic treats for family and friends.

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Dessert Can Be Deadly

If there’s one thing the residents of St. Helena know, it’s never a good idea to screw with any member of the DeLuca family! Nonna ChiChi Ryo, DeLuca matriarch, is not one to sit idle when someone is trying to frame her family for murder.

Two recent fatalities are determined to be death by poison. Both had one thing in common—a sweet confection prepared by Lexi & Nico DeLuca. Now, the whole town finds itself quarantined for the next seventy-two hours to allow the Center for Poison Control to analyze the pantries in all the eateries, and DeLuca is a dirty word among them. Nonna ChiChi won’t take this sitting down and resurrects the Secret Woman’s Society, she’s calling the Crime Buster’s Unit, namely the grannies, Pricilla, Lucinda and of course, Mr. Puffins who plays an important role in the scheme of things.

The heat kicks up as Nico fills in for the hot new owner of The Doggie Bone, Juliana Marino. But when Juliana herself ends up falling victim and being poisoned, Nico is back under the microscope, finding himself arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. Time is running out on the quarantine and Nico’s freedom. Can the Crime Buster Unit clear his name so he can get back to romancing Juliana, or will the real culprits get away?

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Jill Sanders

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Jill Sanders is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Sweet Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Western Romance, and Paranormal Romance novels. She continues to lure new readers with her sweet and sexy stories. Her books are available in every English speaking country, audiobook, and are being translated to different languages.

Born as an identical twin into a large family, she was raised in the Pacific Northwest, later relocating to Colorado for college and a successful IT career before discovering her talent as a writer. She now makes her home on the beautiful emerald coast in Florida where she enjoys the beach, hiking, swimming, wine-tasting, and of course writing.

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Where I Belong

Life it seems is hell-bent on crushing Eva Chapman. Starting with the tragic loss of her brother, for which she is solely to blame, to the unfortunate turn of events that have landed her where she is now; on her knees, hiding behind the counter at a hole-in-the-wall bookstore, in wine-country of all places, with local police in hot pursuit. This was not the life she’d imagined for herself. And no amount of imagination or self-destructive behavior could ease this pain. Running is all she has now.

Fresh out grad-school, psych-degree in hand, and here he is manning the local coffee-shop/bookstore in his hometown of St. Helena. Rafe had never felt more a-drift and confused. The truth is, he’d never really thought this far ahead, and until sis returns from her post-2nd-divorce-meltdown-vacation this will have to do, that is, if he can survive the boredom. He did kind of enjoy the relaxing tourist vibe and routine flux of interesting local eccentrics in and out the shop every day, but it was the gorgeous hot mess that just dove over his counter that really caught his attention!

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Stephanie St. Klaire

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Stephanie St. Klaire debuted as an author in 2016 with her McKenzie Ridge Series. Rescued, released in March of 2016 as the first book in a six book series, launching her writing career. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”. With a life-long goal to be a writer, unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

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Sneaking Up On Love

Molly Sexton will stop at nothing until she lives out her fairytale. A romance worthy of one of the novels in her bookstore, and she’s certain she’ll find it in St. Helena. Why not? Her parents did.

Sexy St. Helena firefighter, Seth Spangler has his sights on the new girl.  He spends much of his free time as a regular customer at Reading Grounds, Molly’s bookstore, trying to muster up the courage to ask her out.  She leaves him absolutely smitten and completely speechless at every turn while he builds a handsome book collection instead. But when the town’s cranky old busy body sets her sights on the two not-quite love birds, she posts a barrage of twisted truths on Facebook.  The duo quickly finds themselves in a precarious situation … where their relationship is the talk of the town.

Alliances are formed, sleuthing commences, and secrets unveil. Can Seth and Molly beat the old lady’s grapevine of gossip and find a happily ever after, or will there be one too many jokes on them to see it through?

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Reina Torres

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Reina Torres is the kind of wandering soul that is always stuck in place. So perhaps that’s why she always dreamed of other places and times. Growing up in Hawaii and traveling to a smattering of states and other countries, has fueled Reina’s hunger for discovery and maybe making a little bit of her own history. She’s been reading romance novels for more than half her life (and no, don’t ask her how old she is… she’ll probably tell you). From sweet romances, to historical escapades, there was always another hero and heroine to follow through page after page of breathless love. Reina loves strong devoted men who know how to sweep a woman off her feet, and heroines who have the inner strength to reach out and grab at the chance for “Happy Ever After.” Mix that in with the constant search for ‘home,’ Reina hopes that her readers will enjoy some of the same thrills she did in discovering the joy of love between the covers of a book.

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Playing With Fire

She swore off ‘True Love’ – He wants ‘Happy Ever After’ – How could this end badly?

If Finley Thomas had big dreams, it was because of her best friend. She left her hometown behind to follow her dreams. When she returns to St Helena years later, determined to protect her shattered heart, she finds out she can’t hide for long. The first person to seek her out is the only one who ever made her feel safe and understood. The surprise is the emotional rush of coming face to face with her old best friend—and the scorching fire created by his touch.

There isn’t anything that Fire Captain, Roman Brady can’t handle. When he isn’t out saving lives, he’s single-handedly raising his son, and sparking interest with the single ladies in town. Sadly, those sparks haven’t flared into love. But one look at Finley, his childhood crush who’s all grown up and as surprising as she is sexy, and he thinks his luck has changed—until she admits she’s done with men. Determined not to miss out on a chance with Finley—Roman sets out to prove that friends make the very best of lovers.

Roman lost out on love in Be Mine Forever when Trey DeLuca swept Sara Reed off of her dancing shoes, but this is Roman’s turn to find happiness.

Playing With Fire

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