Meet New Author Krista Michaels

backyard 2019 bGood morning! I always enjoy helping new authors launch their writing careers, and today is no exception. Say hello to the lovely and mysterious Krista Michaels.

Little girls all grow up on fairy tales, and as adult women, we’re still drawn to those stories of handsome princes and princesses, but fairy land is full of other magical creatures. The popularity of the television series, Once Upon a Time, proves we’re never too old for a little magic.

With that in mind, Krista’s come up with a new spin on an old favorite with her Lucky series, quick read paranormal novels best described as naughty fairy tales.

Leprechaun_ill_artlibre_jnlDo you recognize this guy? He gets a lot of press every year around St. Patrick’s Day. He’s a leprechaun, usually portrayed as a mischievous imp. Legend says, he hides a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, but if you catch him, like a genie, he needs to grant you three wishes. Usually, the scamp find a way out of it, but if there’s a witch involved, all bets are off.

In Getting Lucky, Book One of the Lucky Series, Krista shakes things up just a bit.

Here’s the premise.

Getting LuckyIf Aralyn Croft doesn’t get the warlock the gold he requested, her own magic is as good as dead. Posing as a maid to sneak onto Gallagher Island, she plans to steal what she needs from the revolting leprechaun who lives there. What she isn’t prepared for is the sexy man she finds instead. When faced with the choice between saving her powers or betraying Drake, she is torn.

Drake Gallagher trusts no one. Everyone is always after his gold. He has had no choice but to shut himself away in his mansion on his own secluded island. He has never had reason to mingle with his vetted staff until, Aralyn, a new maid, wanders into his bedroom wearing nothing but a skimpy gown. His body reacts to this mortal in a way he never imagined it could. Will Aralyn and Drake get lucky? Or will they decide love is too big a price to pay?

Believe me when I say, the sparks fly between these two, and the combination is explosive, with just the right amount of erotic detail to quicken your pulse and raise your temperature.

Here’s a quick peek.

“A leprechaun? Are you kidding? They are revolting—almost as revolting as you.”

Aralyn Croft started to raise her hand but lowered it to her side. She would teach this warlock a lesson if only she had her powers. She stiffened her spine in defiance. Serevin lifted the black hood away from his shrouded head just so she could see the satisfied smile snake across his face.

“If you ever want to use magic again, you’ll get me what I require.” His amber eyes bore into her almost burning her skin.

“Without magic how am I going to trick a leprechaun into giving me his gold?” she asked through gritted teeth.

She’d realized what she was getting into when she’d come to the warlock for help, but that didn’t mean she had to like it. His eyes traveled over her body almost violating her. Unwelcome shivers crept down Aralyn’s back.

“I’m sure you’ll come up with something.” He held up his left hand. “Leprechaun gold,” he held up his right hand, “magic restored.” He clasped his hands together with a loud smack. “That is my price.”

Aralyn tossed her ebony hair over her shoulder and sucked in a deep breath. Just getting onto Gallagher Island, where the leprechaun lived, would be a challenge in itself. With an enchanted rainbow situated above the island, the location wasn’t the problem. It was how she would infiltrate such a protected place. The entire island would be charmed. Without an invitation or magic she had her work cut out for her.

“Fine,” Arayln growled. “I’ll get you Drake Gallagher’s gold. Just remember you owe me my magic.”


Luucky in Love.Think things will work out for our mismatched couple? Think again. Families can be difficult and when Cousin Darius discovers what’s been happening on Gallagher Island, he’s not about to sit still and neither is Harlow, Aralyn’s sister.

You’ll find magic and mayhem, and scorching scenes. Watch for Lucky in Love, Book Two of the Lucky Series coming soon.


Krista Michaels is a published author who writes romance with a twist of naughty. Follow her on Twitter


New Release from Jaymin Eve

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By: Jaymin Eve

Release Date: May 7th, 2019

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Supernatural Academy is 105k words, full length urban fantasy story. Recommended 17+ due to language and sex scenes.

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Maddison James is about to discover some truths about the world.

Firstly … supernaturals exist.


Secondly … she is one, even though no one seems to know exactly what kind.

Double WTF.

Thirdly … she’s about to go back to school.

Well, things just got a little more interesting.

The Supernatural Academy is where shifters, vampires, magic users, and fey are educated. Where they are taught about their abilities, and how to function in the human world. Maddison already has the human part down, but this supernatural thing is an entirely new dangerous game.

Example one: mean girls who can actually turn you into a frog.

Example two: Asher Lock, a god at the Academy. Not literally … well, who knows for sure. He certainly acts the part, as do all of his minions who worship him.

Asher drives her crazy, because apparently gorgeous and arrogant is her thing. Sparks fly between them, and the more they’re thrown together, the more Asher is determined to figure out what’s been blocking her abilities.

Until the moment the truth is revealed, and they find out nothing in this supernatural world is what they thought.

Including each other.

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About Jaymin Eve:

Jaymin Eve is the USA Today Bestselling author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and sci-fi novels filled with epic love stories, great adventures, and plenty of laughs. She lives in Australia with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and a couple of crazy pets. To date, she has sold over 1.5 million ebooks, and still can’t believe that she gets to create fantasy worlds as a job.

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Saturday Special: New Release from Heather Renee

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Series: Raven Point Pack

Author: Heather Renee

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

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Book 4: – New Release!


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Harper Gibbons only wants one thing: justice for her family who was killed by a group of rogue wolves. As she digs deeper, she’s told she will need the new territory alpha to assist her with the mission, but he’s been dodging her attempts at contact and her patience has run out.

Aiden Anders just lost his father and has taken over their pack while also being named interim-territory alpha. He thought he was prepared, but as more disasters keep happening around their pack, he quickly realizes his previous alpha training only scratched the surface. When a hot-headed female shows up at his pack demanding help, he wants nothing more than to send her away, but his wolf has other plans.

Together, Harper and Aiden will learn they have more in common than they realize and need to figure out how to work together for both their benefits. That is, if they don’t kill each other first.

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Available exclusively on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited!

Author Bio:

Heather Renee is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in Oregon. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance novels with a mixture of adventure, humor, and sass. Her love of reading eventually led to her passion of writing and giving the gift of escapism.

When Heather’s not writing, she is spending time with her loving husband and beautiful daughter, going on their own adventures.

Release Week Giveaways!


There are a couple giveaways happening during release week. Join Heather’s reader group and check out her author page to enter!




Best of luck to you!



Skating on Thin Ice by Jacquie Biggar

Skating on Thin Ice-BiggarSkating on Thin Ice, part of The Men of WarHawks series.

USA Today Bestselling Author Jacquie Biggar does it again. Two things that go together are winter and hockey! This novel is sure to please.

Sam Walters has made a deal with the devil.

In order to win a much-needed contract as physical therapist to one of the NHL’s leading hockey teams, Sam must delay the recovery of their sniper, Mac Wanowski. The trouble is, the more she gets to know the taciturn hockey player, the more she aches to help him.

Mac ‘The Hammer’ Wanowski chased the Stanley Cup dream for too many years. Last time he was close it had cost him his wife. As injuries continue to plague the team, Mac works to catch a killer and keep the woman he’s come to love from the hands of a madman.

Hockey can be a dangerous sport, especially when millions of dollars are at stake.


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Skating on thin ice 5x8 FINALExcerpt:

Sam removed a full container of eggs, a tomato, an onion, a bright yellow banana pepper, and a block of cheddar cheese from the refrigerator and used her butt to close the door. She juggled her armload past the cat and dumped it on the granite countertop. “Okay, Cleo, your turn.” She stooped to scratch her between the ears, then returned to the fridge. “Does Dad give you milk, hmm?” The carton was in the door, the seal broken, so she gave it a sniff before deigning it good enough for her new four-footed friend. A quick search of the pantry later and Cleo the cat was daintily eating her dinner, ears flicking at every little sound.

Sam frowned. How long did it take to start a fire? Maybe Mac was taking his time so she’d do the cooking. Not happening. She wandered down the hall, expecting to see him relaxed on the sofa—instead, the fire was little more than a flicker and the room was empty.

Puzzled, she was about to leave the room when a glimmer of light caught her attention. She moved closer to the bay window and hugged herself against the draft coming off the glass. What is that? She leaned forward, squinting through the swirling snow into the pitch-black night. There. There it was again. It almost looked like…

A fire.

Her heart catapulted into her throat as her brain caught up to her eyes. Horror stories of vast tracts of forest going up in smoke fueled her fear. What could she do? The phone. Hurry, hurry, call for help. She scrambled to the handset thrown carelessly onto the sofa and dialed the emergency number, her fingers trembling with nerves.

“Come on, come on,” she chanted under her breath, but no amount of wishing could get the phone to connect. The storm must be playing havoc with the lines. Another glance out the window showed the lick of flames climbing up the outer wall of the garage Mac had pointed out earlier.

Mac. He must have spotted the blaze, as she had, and rushed outside to put out the fire. He would need help. Giving up on getting through, Sam dropped the phone and raced for the kitchen. She’d noticed a fire extinguisher in the pantry while searching for Cleo’s food. Yes, there it was, tucked into a corner and hooked to the wall. She wasted precious seconds figuring out how to undo the clasp before hefting the surprisingly heavy canister into her arms and racing for the door.

A noxious stench of gas and rubber permeated the air. Thick black plumes of smoke drifted above the dark outline of the trees, obscene against the virgin white of the snow.

“Mac,” Sam yelled, shocked by the strength of the fire. The heat slapped her chilled skin and she realized she’d run out of the house without a jacket. No time to change that now, the sliding doors of the garage were totally engulfed, and the hungry flames were eating their way to the only other exit—the side door. She had to do something.

She pointed the canister at the door and pulled the trigger. Nothing happened. Vibrating, she looked at the stupid canister. Why had she never taken the time to learn how to use these blasted things? Just as she was about to fling it across the yard, she noticed a ring sticking sideways from the top of the handle. She jerked the pin out and aimed again, and this time a thin spray of foam exploded from the rubber hose. The fire hissed, angry at the creature seeking to destroy its fun. But it knew it would loose against this foe, and baring orange-red fangs, leaped to the roof in a bright burst of sparks.

Relieved, Sam yanked the door open, wincing when the knob burned her palm, and stepped inside. She covered her mouth against the smoke sneaking in through the cracks and gazed nervously around the packed room. The dark outline of a truck ghosted out of the gloom. Hoping against hope, Sam edged her way between ATV’s and skidoos, keeping low to avoid the haze creeping down from the ceiling. “Mac,” she choked. Where was he?

Don’t miss your chance to get this one now!


The Ebb. Great Beach Romance from Greek Author Effrosyni Moschoudi

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A few months ago, I had the opportunity to join the ranks of an author group, many of who have reached the coveted Bestselling Author status. Among this illustrious group is Greek author, Effrosyni Moschoudi, whose novels set in stunning locations are drenched in gorgeous Greek sunshine, something those of us stuck in the lands of ice and snow can never get enough off.

Today, her highly regarded and awarded beach romance, The Ebb, is on sale for  99 cents, but this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER!

Now, a little more about this great book!

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Would you trust a ghost to help you find true love? Sofia, the heroine of The Lady of the Pier trilogy does just that. Start reading The Ebb to find out more. This book can also be enjoyed as a standalone read!

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When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her…

CORFU, 1987

On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him at arm’s length, worried that village gossip will get back to her strict family, she falls desperately in love. That’s when strange dreams about Brighton’s West Pier and a woman dressed in black begin to haunt her. Who is this grieving woman? And how is her lament related to Sofia’s feelings for Danny?


Dreaming of wealth and happiness, Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life. She falls for Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theatre, but when she’s offered a chance to perform there, her love for him is put to the test. Charles Willard, a wealthy aristocrat, is fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly. Will Laura choose love…or money?

“Ms. Moschoudi is proving to be a skilled storyteller who takes her readers on a wonderful ride.”
~David M. Wind, author of Queen of Knights

“Reading Ms Moschoudi’s work is like visiting a friend. You are so wrapped up in the story that you don’t want it to end!”
~Julie Blaskie, Amazon reviewer

“I could feel the warm sun and sandy beaches even on a cold dreary day.”
~Helen Johnson Brumbaugh, Amazon reviewer

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And now, let’s meet the author!

EffyWelcome Effrosyni! It’s a pleasure to have you on my blog. I so enjoy the wonderful pictures you post.

Tell me, what inspired you to write The Ebb?

The book combines my love for both Corfu and Brighton. Although this is a work of fiction, the story of Sofia who adores her grandparents and their village in Corfu, brims over with autobiographical elements as I used to spend my summers in the same way as a young girl. Up to a point, the description of the locales are very close to reality as well. As for Brighton, I’ve always had a fascination towards the West Pier. I was inspired to write this story because I feel it’s a shame that this magnificent landscape no longer exists and I wanted to bring it back to life through my story. In the remaining two volumes of The Lady of the Pier trilogy, The Flow and The Storm, the story highlights many events in real life history that involve Brighton and this pier at the heart of WWII.

The Ebb is a sweet romance with a paranormal twist, and I understand you have branded the series as a paranormal romance trilogy. In what other genres do you write?

I am a paranormal romance author mostly, but I also write fantasy. I love to introduce a little magic into every novel. In my published stories so far, readers will find living and breathing Greek Gods, a haunting spirit seeking deliverance, an evil witch that kidnaps children, and a bunch of quirky guardian angels, one of them deeply in love and not having the faintest idea how to handle it. I like to mix humor with drama in all my stories too, and the paranormal/fantasy elements provide great opportunities to introduce both into my characters’ lives (*laughs*)

What can readers find on your website?

On, readers can watch book trailers and download free excerpts of all my novels, and they can also discover a plethora of wonderful indie authors of many different genres via the interviews and book reviews/spotlights on my blog. Last, visitors are welcome to download my two permafree books that contain delightful short stories. Here is the link:

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Thank you so much for joining us today. I look forward to having you visit in the future . Best of luck with The Ebb and the Lady of the Pier trilogy!






Bookish & Sexy Collection from Melinda De Ross

Welcome to Living the Dream! I’m about to take a three-week hiatus, but before I go, I wanted to leave you with something to consider. Lately, life has been too serious. People have lost the ability to laugh at themselves. What has happened to our sense of humor? 

The  Bookish & Sexy Collection is a compilation of chick-lit/romantic-comedy stories featuring sexy bookish women, who don’t realize how appealing they are…

*The books can be read in any order. Find out more at 

Here is a quick look at each book.Enjoy!



Within twenty-four hours, Kendra Kensington’s life changes drastically. She lands a million dollar contract for her latest novel, now on the road to becoming a movie, catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman, and decides to move across the country from Chicago to California. But the City of Angels harbors more demons than she had imagined.When she meets Blake Tyler, the famous movie star she’s secretly crushed on for years, she thinks her attempt to rebuild her life may just be on the right track. However, the past and the present seem to be conspiring against her and happiness may be harder to achieve than she thinks.Buy from



Just when Angelina Jameson thinks she has the perfect way to kickstart her career, her hopes go up in flames. When she steps into her boss’s office ready to pitch him a satire article about ‘Billionaires, BDSM and Blah-blah-blah’, she discovers that another man has taken the reins of Unabridged—the literary magazine she works for. A man she knows all too well.Looking for a change to clear the mess in his life, Blade Spencer accepts the job as editor-in-chief of Unabridged, not knowing Angelina, the woman who broke his heart, works there. Given their new circumstances, maintaining a professional distance is essential, but controlling his feelings proves to be a challenge.Amidst humor and melodrama the reunion unfolds, taking the reader on a wild ride. Will Blade and Angelina be able to deal with the past, or will the emotions simmering under the surface set them both on fire?Buy from



Camilla Jackson is an ordinary young woman with an extraordinary knack for attracting disaster. When she is fired from her job as a secretary at a law firm, she realizes she has no idea what she wants to do next. Every job she does land ends up tragi-comically.
But when she meets the drop-dead-gorgeous journalist, Carter Evans, her life seems to brighten. Until she discovers that he hides some very deep and painful scars.
It remains to be seen if she will be able to help him heal and, in the process, find her own path in life. That is, if she manages to overcome her accident prone nature, which gets her into serious trouble…
THE JOB BLOWER is a lighthearted, laugh-out-loud Romantic Comedy, the kind of book that you will keep in your bookshelf and reread to brighten your days and spice up your nights.Buy from



Thirty-three-year-old librarian Andrea Sachse doesn’t have the time or skills to date. No man can ever live up to her dreamy book boyfriends, so why bother? But with her parents looking more desperate each time she shows up solo for their annual Christmas party, this year she’s determined to find herself a boyfriend by any means—fair or foul.Buy from

Author bio:

Melinda De Ross

Melinda De Ross is the first Romanian to become a USA Today bestselling author. A prolific writer, she weaves humorous romance and tension-filled thrillers with the same enthusiasm. Her books combine the elegance of European literature with the modern appeal of American culture. While she’s a law graduate and professional target shooter, she prefers to spend her days spinning tales for her readers. In her downtime, she’d rather read or watch a classic story than go to a noisy club. She loves to hear from readers, so if you have a question or want to learn more about her books, visit her website:

New Release from Iris Blobel: Innocent Tears


It’s my pleasure to welcome one of my favorite Australian authors and her newest release.

by Iris Blobel


I’m excited to tell you all about the re-release of INNOCENT TEARS,
The book has enjoyed a rewrite and an awesome new cover.
I hope you’ll give Flynn and Emma’s story a chance.

♥♦♥ ~ OUT NOW ~ ♥♦♥
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♥♦♥ Blurb ♥♦♥

Becoming a parent can be daunting at the best of times, but for Flynn McCormack, a business lawyer in Melbourne, it pulls the feet right out from underneath him. He’s become a father to six-year-old Nadine literally overnight. He didn’t know about her existence, and the news throws him into chaos, even more so when he is asked to take over custody.

With the help of Emma, an employee at the hotel where Nadine and her grandparents are staying, Flynn tries to do the right thing. Yet, the right thing in his eyes differs from his parents’ ideas, and Emma is voicing her opinion, too, leaving Nadine right in the middle of it all, still grieving the loss of her mother. There’s no doubt she’s afraid about where and with whom she will settle.

Will a letter Flynn receives help him decide what to do?

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