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Romancing the Heart

August/September 2012
New Releases
Tessa's Treasures
July 25th

Tessa Jordan, abusive marriage survivor and owner of Tessa’s Treasures antiques, has sworn off relationships of any kind—until she comes face to face with the object of her teenage crush and falls into his arms, literally.
Widower Lucas Raven has returned to Duncan after retiring from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Lucas has two things in mind: ask Annie to look at the antiques he found in the attic of his house, and see if his feelings for her have lasted through the years. She does, and they have—tenfold.
When Tessa realizes the scrimshaw doll she’s agreed to sell has a curse attached to it, she wonders if it’s behind the strange things happening to her. Is it truly the doll wreaking havoc, or is someone out to get her? And since she’s sworn off relationships, how can she keep a very determined Lucas at arm’s length?
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An Angel in the Mail
An Angel in the Mail, set in 1861, unites newly penniless society belle Angel Hardwick and Nathan Hale, father of five, who is desperate for a wife to straighten his life out. Nate’s looking for someone who loves children and can easily take over the cooking, cleaning and laundry. Instead, he is getting Angel, whose culinary knowledge consists of weekly meetings with Cook to decide the family’s menu. Angel is a strong-minded young woman, resigned to her fate, and determined to make the best of her situation. But will her new husband allow for mistakes? Or will he send her packing when she burns meals and misplaces children? Nate just wants a peaceful, well run household, without the distraction of an attractive wife. However, his beautiful wife with a very distractible body is not giving him peace. Somebody lied, because despite what he was told by the Bride Agency, this beauty knows nothing about running a home, but she sure sets him on fire at night. Nate and Angel have to come to a working arrangement, overcoming problems between them. But will they be able to find a happily ever after with someone desperately working behind the scenes to destroy their relationship?

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Ghost Writer
When unemployed computer programmer Nan Burton inherits a California beach cottage from her great-great-aunt, she’s delighted. But she’s in for a huge surprise: The house is haunted by the ghost of famous romance writer Max Murdoch (pen name Maxine DuBois) who insists Nan complete his last novel, threatening to keep her from sleeping until she agrees. The ensuing clash pits youth against the long-dead but still egotistical author with humorous and moving results.
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One Night of Eternity
Woodcutter’s Grim Series, Book 6
Coming July 2012

For the ten generations since the evil first came to Woodcutter's Grim, the Guardians have sworn an oath to protect the town from the childhood horrors that lurk in the black woods. Without them, the town would be defenseless…and the terrors would escape to the world at large.
The third in a four-book miniseries within the Woodcutter’s Grim Series, dealing with the curse on the Shaussegeny family. Loosely based on The House That Jack Built. The curse pronounced on the Shaussegeny clan for all time was very clear: "Because the Shaussegeny name has long been synonymous with faithlessness, even unto your own chosen mates, only one chosen mate will be allotted to each of your kin henceforth. These chosen mates must also fall under the family curse, but these pairs will know true peace when they become one. Herein lays your salvation—and your damnation. Only if each of your clan remains faithful to their chosen mates in word and deed for all of their days will they have blissful contentment. Apart, mates shall be restless and forever unsettled, gripped by a sadness and despair unlike any other. A terrible fate will come upon the one who breaks the mate covenant."
Gavin Shaussegeny has broken the covenant with his wife, Marnie, by cheating on her, and the betrayal carries a harsh penalty and punishment. Although Gavin regrets his faithlessness and loves his wife more than anyone or anything else, the house that he's built for himself is rapidly beginning to tumble down around him. There is only one chance for salvation for him now: Only his mate's undeserved forgiveness will free him from his punishment to re-live his betrayal over and over for all time.

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Tears on Stone
Book 2 of the Falcon's Bend Series reissue
Coming July 2012

Is murder ever justifiable?
Falcon's Bend Police Department Investigator Pete Shasta's brother Jordan is recently divorced and intent on putting his life back together for himself and his daughter. Jordan discovers that people have moved into the house next door to him and one of them is MaryEmma Gold, who'd lived in the house he now owns when he was a boy. Jordan soon finds that his shy "Marigold" has become an even more withdrawn woman. MaryEmma's sister Shelley sleeps all day and parties all night. Seeing bruises all over MaryEmma's arms, Jordan asks his brother to check into her past. Pete and his partner Danny Vincent discover that Shelley's husband died in a fire only a week before they came to Falcon's Bend. The women left their jobs and lives behind abruptly.
Meanwhile, Shelley's new boyfriend is found near the dam, bludgeoned to death. As they uncover murder in the form of a conspiracy, Pete and Danny can't help noticing that Shelley Wilson leaves a trail of dead men behind her wherever she goes...and Jordan may be next.

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Falcon’s Bend Case Files
Volume I (The Early Cases) reissue
Coming August 2012

The first collection of Falcon’s Bend Detectives Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent's early cases.
"Bugs": A partially digested body is found in the oxidation ditch at the Falcon's Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant. Was it an accident...or is new Falcon's Bend Investigator Pete Shasta facing his first murder?
"Broken Wings": Just 2 months ago, a runaway daughter Keith Pierce never knew he had landed on his doorstep. Seventeen years earlier, Keith Pierce had a brief, intense affair with a woman on the lam. When Keith returns to Kat's hometown of Falcon's Bend to find his daughter's mother, he discovers that Kat disappeared shortly after giving birth to Quinn. Investigator Pete Shasta solves a decade and a half old missing-person case that's about to turn into murder.
"Obsessions": A newborn baby is stolen from Falcon’s Bend Community Hospital's maternity ward...and Lt. Pete Shasta’s only lead is to the Liace Adoption Agency, which set up the open adoption of the unmarried mother’s baby. Case Representative Lisa Mercer is as suspicious and defensive as she is beautiful. Pete finds himself breaking the cardinal rule of investigation—never get emotionally involved with anyone even remotely associated with a case. With a kidnapper who seems to believe there’s nothing left to lose and potentially everything to gain, and his own uncontrollable feelings for Lisa, Pete’s about to learn just how dangerous obsessions can be.
"Blind Revenge": For the first 3 years of her life, Lindsay Bronwyn had nightmares about a witch who wanted her eyes. Nineteen years later, those nightmares have come true when she's found murdered on her kitchen floor, her eye sockets empty. Falcon's Bend Investigator Danny Vincent faces the supernatural to get at a chilling flesh and blood truth.
"Fixated": Someone has been following new Falcon's Bend citizen Risa Nitzberg for the past few weeks. Victor Brooks, her neighbor from across the street who's become fixated with Risa from afar, steps in when Risa's creepy stalker decides to get up close and personal.


Rings of Paradise
August 24
One man’s quest to find the truth. One woman’s desire for more in life. A mistress that won’t let go.
Dear Reader,
I’m not much on putting words to paper, action is more up my alley. I’m Flame, the reigning champion in the Universal Wrestling World (UWW). So why am I here?
I grew up in a wrestling family and cut my teeth on the squared circle, which by the way is the only “lady” I trust any more.
I’ve gone and bought out a small press magazine in Madison, Wisconsin that was going nowhere fast, hired a woman by the name of Khristen Roberts, who according to the editor-in-chief is untrained and wants nothing more than to be a journalist.
Okay, I’m a sucker in helping people out, it’s my one weakness, if I have any. Problem is she’s on vacation in Hawaii. I’ve got to catch up with her somewhere along the line for her to join up with me and the UWW. I just hope Khristen is up for the ride…it’s always a trip.
Yours truly,
The Flame

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Blue Moon Magic
August (Print only)
by Debi Wilder, Honey Jans, Shari Dare, and Lynn Crain

One father. Two mothers. Four siblings. One incredible story about that special night which changes them all. Forever.

With the season of the Blue Moon comes the likelihood of danger and death. The Beta clan and lowest form of werewolves is commanded by Rowan, a tough, bitter werewolf who hates the Elites and their superiority. The Betas, more werewolf than human, believe only the foretold red or blonde-haired girl babies born to the Elite clan in a span of 3 years would bring them into a world they only look at from the depths of the Brey Forest. The night of the Blue Moon would afford them the perfect opportunity to take the sisters....

Reviews

One Night of Eternity
4 Stars! “This is the third in a four-book novella miniseries within the Woodcutter's Grim series. Each story can stand alone, but by reading them in order you will get the full gut-punch. In the first story, Lance returned to Woodcutter's Grim because his father, … ~ Huntress Reviews

4 Stars! “Can Marnie let go of her hate before it kills her? Marnie thought she’d put Gavin’s unfaithfulness behind her. After they were cursed into becoming werewolves, Marnie thought the new mate bond would … ~ Poinsetta for Long and Short Reviews

“Karen Wiesner has been very busy of late with her new and intriguing novels which are based on certain old fairy tales and nursery rhymes. She has of course, rewritten them for a more modern audience. Karen has the ~ Love Romance Passion

Tears on Stone
5 beacons from Lighthouse Reviews, 5 hearts from The Romance Studio and 5 sweetheart award nominee, 4 ½ stars from Ecataromance Reviews, 4 ½ stars from Huntress Reviews, and 4.5 stars from Manic Readers!

Falcon’s Bend Case Files
2007 EPPIE finalist, L-edit Slip Best Novella Finalist (“Fixated”), 5 hearts from The Romance Studio and 5 sweetheart award nominee, 4 ½ stars from Huntress Reviews, 5 beacons from Lighthouse Reviews, and 4 ½ stars from Ecataromance !

Appearances

Karen Wiesner
© In July 2012, Karen Wiesner will be http://www.karenwiesner.com interviewed at The Romance Studio with the release of “One Night of Eternity”, Book 6 of the Woodcutter’s Grim Series: http://www.theromancestudio.com.

Giveaways

Karen Wiesner is giving away an autographed trade paperback every month to subscribers of her newsletter, Karen's Quill! Subscribe by visiting her website at http://www.karenwiesner.com or by sending a blank e-mail to KarensQuill-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Trailers


Blue Moon Magic, Book 1, Trailer

Rings of Paradise Trailer

 

May/June 2012
New Releases
Losses and Gains
(Cowboy Fever Series, Book 2)
Return to cowboy country in Fever, Texas, where the heat isn't the only thing causing a fever! See if you can find the heirloom wedding band!
Lance Olsen, Triple Aces Ranch co-owner, lost his wife Colleen and their two-year-old son in a fire four years ago. Colleen became the love of his life and he can’t imagine ever getting over what they shared enough to move on and start again. At this point in his continued grief, the ranch is all that matters to him. He believes his heart is dead to him.
Colleen’s baby sister, Janaya Gaines, left the ranch right out high school to pursue a different life—and to forget. Though she’d come home for her sister and nephew's funerals, she’d been too devastated to stay long...or to ever imagine coming home again. All her life, her sister had gotten everything she’d set her mind to, everything Janaya had wanted. Instead of competing and giving in to her resentment, Janaya left to find a life and maybe love of her own. But no one could ever replace Lance Olsen in her heart.
When she comes home, accepting that the life she’s tried to build for herself has been a matter of mostly losses and few gains, she doesn’t expect Lance’s anger at her selfishness in staying away, nor does she anticipate that the animosity between them could ever stir the embers of true love.

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Hot Summer Fun Anthology
A Summer Night Fling
Cal Larson wasn’t expecting to find a hot sexy man stuck in a tree as he took his morning walk in the woods. When he meets Alex, sparks fly and these two will find that love is waiting to claim them. Except Alex has a secret…one that may bring danger to Cal’s doorstep. Can Cal find it in his heart to accept Alex and let this summer fling turn into something much more?

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Quotable
Genna Lyndsey is not a people person. A short, too-skinny, wild haired waif, with crazy hair and sturdy nerdy glasses lives through books.
So it’s lucky she and her best friend own their own bookstore. Her college days taught her that dating was too unreliable to depend on others. It was then that she started resorting to obscure quotes to shield herself from others who ventured too close.
Rick Johnson, Fraud Insurance Claims Investigator, is assigned to look into an unusual number of claims filed by Genna Lyndsey. He suspects Genna of sabotaging her own property for insurance money. His investigation uncovers an adorable introvert determined to keep everyone at bay, while someone else resolves to put her out of business—no matter how great the risk.

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The Color of Betrayal
(Tales of the Scrimshaw Doll Series)
Luke Reiser has every intention of marrying Malia Kane, a difficult feat when she refuses to acknowledge his interest. When Malia’s grandmother asks for a doll left in his attic, Luke believes his luck has changed. He summons Malia to his office, but he doesn’t expect her reaction.
Malia doesn’t have time to do artwork for Luke’s company. She’s preparing for an art show to ease financial difficulties looming like a snuffer ready to extinguish a candle flame. But what she finds at Luke’s office is worse than bankruptcy—it’s that horrid doll bequeathed to her at her mother’s death. Malia has found out the hard way the curse breaks any would-be lover’s nose, and worse. Not wanting to risk injury to Luke, she takes the doll and runs.
Can an ancient doll bring the two together…or will Luke end up next in a long line of victims…with a broken nose as well as a broken heart?
Excerpt at Wild Rose Press

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Soul Seducer
(Paranormal Romance)
She spent her entire life fighting death. Now she’s falling in love with him…
Audra Grayson became a nurse in order to help save lives. But one night after a brutal beating, she almost loses her own. The near-death experience opens a door between the world of the living and the world beyond. Two Grim Reapers invade her life. One is charming, with the angelic blonde looks of a saint and the black soul of a psychopath. The other is dark, dangerously attractive and, in spite of her distaste for his reaper duties, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him.
When Audra's patients begin to die unexpectedly and her loved ones are threatened, she will risk her life—even her soul—to save them. But can she risk her heart to an inhuman being whose very purpose is to take those she is trying to save?
Available June 4th, 2012 from Adams Media’s Crimson Romance Line

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An Angel in the Mail
An Angel in the Mail, set in 1861, unites newly penniless society belle Angel Hardwick and Nathan Hale, father of five, who is desperate for a wife to straighten his life out.
Nate’s looking for someone who loves children and can easily take over the cooking, cleaning and laundry. Instead, he is getting Angel, whose culinary knowledge consists of weekly meetings with Cook to decide the family’s menu.
Angel is a strong-minded young woman, resigned to her fate, and determined to make the best of her situation. But will her new husband allow for mistakes? Or will he send her packing when she burns meals and misplaces children?
Nate just wants a peaceful, well run household, without the distraction of an attractive wife. However, his beautiful wife with a very distractible body is not giving him peace. Somebody lied, because despite what he was told by the Bride Agency, this beauty knows nothing about running a home, but she sure sets him on fire at night.
Nate and Angel have to come to a working arrangement, overcoming problems between them. But will they be able to find a happily ever after with someone desperately working behind the scenes to destroy their relationship?

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Annie's Attic
Annie Jordan, abusive marriage survivor and owner of Annie’s Attic antiques, has sworn off relationships of any kind—until she comes face to face with the object of her teenage crush and falls into his arms, literally.
Widower Lucas Raven has returned to Duncan after retiring from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Lucas has two things in mind: ask Annie to look at the antiques he found in the attic of his house, and see if his feelings for her have lasted through the years. She does, and they have—tenfold.
When Annie realizes the scrimshaw doll she’s agreed to sell has a curse attached to it, she wonders if it’s behind the strange things happening to her. Is it truly the doll wreaking havoc, or is someone out to get her? And since she’s sworn off relationships, how can she keep a very determined Lucas at arm’s length?

Special Feature


Brenda Woody and Steve Tindle, hosts and contributors, invites you to visit the Recipe Corner: Author Favorites on Writing Innovations E-Zine. Brenda and Steve gathers recipes from authors of all genres and shares them for you, Readers. You'll find delicious, quick and easy recipes to try. As a bonus, the author features their newest release on Writing Innovations E-Zine blog. The recipe page and blog are linked together.
So stop by and check out the recipes, and find some great authors to follow!
Appearances

Karen Wiesner
© The Romance Studio with the release of Losses and Gains, Book 2 of the Cowboy Fever Series

© MyBookAddictionReviews blog with HOME. Karen will be giving away a PDF download of BABY, BABY, Book 1 of the Family Heirlooms Series to one person who leaves a comment.
Giveaways

Karen Wiesner is giving away an autographed trade paperback every month to subscribers of her newsletter, Karen's Quill! Subscribe by visiting her website or by sending a blank e-mail.

In May, Diane Craver (Dame Morganite) is our featured author at Jewels of the Quill with her contemporary romance release, WHITNEY IN CHARGE, along with some of her other contemporary romance releases. Diane is giving away an autographed trade paperback of NEVER THE SAME. Invite your friends to subscribe to Jewels of the Quill’s Fans of Jewels of the Quill newsletter to quality for prizes. Only subscribers will be eligible to win prizes. To be eligible to win this month's giveaways, visit our website or subscribe to the Fans of Jewels of the Quill newsletter by sending a blank e-mail.
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   April/May  2012

Reviews
Karen Wiesner http://www.karenwiesner.com received a new review for “Moonlight Becomes You”, Book 4 of the Woodcutter’s Grim Series (available now in electronic formats in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume VII, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology; also coming September 2012 in the WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume II collection):

5 Stars! “This first story takes place thirty years after the curse was cast. For those with a soft heart, rest assured that the infant, Gavin, never comes to harm. So there is no need to fear or avoid this awesome tale. I could not stop reading until the very end and am about to submerge myself into the next Shaussegeny story.” ~Huntress Reviews http://www.huntressreviews.com

Find out more about this book and series:

Appearances
Karen Wiesner
© The Romance Studio with the release of the Incognito Series Megabook, Volume 4: http://www.theromancestudio.com/who7.php
Trailers

Death Offerings

(The Northland Crime Chronicles Book 2)


Rainie’s Lake




New Releases
Death Offerings
(The Northland Crime Chronicles Book 2)
Newspaper columnist Monroe Donovan’s best friend was the victim of a serial killer years ago, when they were only twelve.
The murders stopped, but the killer was never caught. Now it seems that a series of articles Monroe published about the victims has caught his attention.
The maniac begins killing again, but this time, he leaves macabre gifts for Monroe at the crime scenes.
When someone close to Monroe is kidnapped, it leads to a volatile showdown where the prey might teach the hunter that sometimes, victims aren’t as weak as they appear to be…and paybacks can be a bitch.
Giveaways
Karen Wiesner is giving away an autographed trade paperback every month to subscribers of her newsletter, Karen's Quill! Subscribe by visiting her website or by sending a blank e-mail.

In April, Margaret L. Carter (Dame Onyx is giving away an autographed trade paperback of NIGHT FLAMES. Invite your friends to subscribe to Jewels of the Quill’s Fans of Jewels of the Quill newsletter to quality for prizes. To be eligible to win this month's giveaways, visit their website or subscribe to the Fans of Jewels of the Quill newsletter by sending a blank e-mail.



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