Thursday, February 16, 2017

Press Release: Roane Publishing contracts Jaye Raymee and his #paranormal #romance novella, THE WOLF PRINCE

Roane Publishing is pleased to announce that the ink is dry on the contract, and we are privileged to be able to bring you a new paranormal romance novella, THE WOLF PRINCE , by Jaye Raymee. The novella is slated for release in June 2017.

More information regarding the release, including the Cover Reveal and Release Blitz will be made available shortly. If you are a book blogger or reviewer interested in participating in the marketing events surrounding the release of THE WOLF PRINCE, please take a moment to join our Blogger Reviewer team by visiting our website and completing the interest form.

~The Roane Publishing Team

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Release: Winter Fairy Tale #Romance #NovellaNiblets #Giveaway



This week's new Novella Niblets Release:


Winter Fairy Tale
Contemporary Romance
By: Laura Lamoreaux and T.L. French
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: February 15, 2017
Keywords: Contemporary, Romance, Sweet, Novella, Wedding, Valentine's Day

Sometimes, to remember all that is best and bright about love, you must go home.

After being dumped by her boyfriend of two years, there is nothing that Sarah Jepsom dreads more than going back home to her marriage-obsessed mother.  To make matters worse, it’s for her little sister’s fairytale wedding on none other than Valentine's Day.  The only positive note is it will also be a chance to see her dear friend Mark for the first time in a year.
Sarah's Bridezilla sister Valerie takes it upon herself to invite Sarah’s old high school boyfriend to be her date for the wedding. Nathan is set on renewing their relationship, but old feelings remind Sarah why it didn't work the first time. When Mark confesses his long-held feelings for her, Sarah is angry and convinced that romance is not for her. Then, her father reminds her of all that is best and bright about love, that can often be found right under our noses.

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PURCHASE LINKS

Roane Publishing: http://www.roanepublishing.com/product-p/wft-01.htm
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VVYC9RP
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06VVYC9RP
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/704091


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About the authors:

LAURA LAMOREAUX

Laura Lamoreaux is a licensed clinical psychologist, and drew from her work in therapy to show what living with a mental illness is really like. Her writing partner, T.L. French is a Junior High English teacher, and provided all of the teaching details included in the story.

LINKS:
Twitter - @laura_lamoreaux


T.L. FRENCH

Laura Lamoreaux is a licensed clinical psychologist, and drew from her work in therapy to show what living with a mental illness is really like. Her writing partner, T.L. French is a Junior High English teacher, and provided all of the teaching details included in the story.

LINKS:
Twitter - @ticilsmith

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GIVEAWAY!

$25 Roane Publishing Gift Card, Bracelet with charm from Sweet Inspiration, Hot cocoa mixes and mug from The Crimson Curse






Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use a RoanePublishing.com Gift Code.  No purchase necessary, but you must be 18 or older to enter. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter, and announced on the widget. Winner well be notified by emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Roane Publishing's marketing department.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cover Reveal: Battle for Love by Valerie Bowes #Historical #Regency #Romance


Battle for Love
Historical Romance Novel
By Valerie Bowes
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: May 8, 2017


It’s not easy, being an unmarried woman in the England of 1814. But Nancy Worth will not marry where there is no love, and every man in her small Sussex village is either too old, too young, or has a face like a fish. Except for the handsome Bartholomew Boult, and he has his own reasons for pursuing her.

 When, against all the odds,  Nancy does find love, both her family and his are determined to put a stop to it.  He is gentry, and she a farmer’s daughter. With lies and gossip flying, as well as the unexpected resumption of war, it seems everyone is trying to separate her from Will Carlton.

Even Napoleon Bonaparte.



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Release: The Crimson Curse by Melissa J. Crispin #Romance #Fantasy #NovellaNiblets


This week's new Novella Niblets release...



The Crimson Curse
Romance / Fantasy
By Melissa J. Crispin
Release Date: Feb 7, 2017
Keywords: Romance, Fantasy, Sweet, Novella, Beauty and the Beast, Fairy Tale

Cursed and disfigured, Calliope must find true love before the final leaf falls from the Enchanted Tree. Being bound to her mansion on the outskirts of town leaves her with little hope.

Abandoned by his wife for a wealthy man, Bastian only needs one female in his life, his five-year-old daughter, Yareena. When she goes missing during a raging fire, fate brings him to a strange place where he encounters a woman wearing a golden mask.

An attack by rogues puts Bastian in Calliope’s care. As he struggles against pride and prejudice, Bastian can't ignore his growing attraction to the kind soul behind the mask.

Yareena and the mansion staff do their best at matchmaking, but Calliope can't reveal her darkest secret. Will Bastian discover her true beauty before it’s too late?

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EXCERPT:


Calliope returned her attention to Bastian, grasping his shoulder with a gentle hand and giving him a small shake. When he didn’t stir, she considered how she could clean the wound without undressing him as he slept. She had never taken off a man’s clothing before, and she hardly wanted her first time to be when he wasn’t even aware of her actions. But, no other options seemed available. She started at the bottom button of his shirt, working her way up with trembling fingers, and spreading the fabric apart when the last of the buttons slipped free.

Her eyes roamed his upper body. While she was supposed to be assessing the extent of his injuries, she couldn’t deny the flash of heat that blasted through her at the sight of his bare skin.

She dipped a washcloth in the basin that Mrs. Widdleworth left on the night table, wringing out the excess water. As she dabbed at the gash near his naval, his vulnerability in that moment struck her in a way she had not expected. After their first encounter, she would have predicted his ego to get in the way, choosing to bleed to death in the cold rather than accept anything from her.

Although he suffered a serious injury, his daughter seemed to remain his utmost concern. Could his earlier ill-temper have been an unusual display? A behavior born out of fear for his daughter’s safety?

Maybe she had been wrong about him.

She pressed her lips together, allowing the notion to sink in as she dropped the bloody fabric off to the side, and proceeded to stitch the wound with shaky fingers. When the task was complete, she picked up a fresh cloth to use as a dressing. Relief washed over her as she inspected the area before covering it up. The slice in his flesh went deep, but not nearly as deep as she initially feared. She positioned the bandage and fixed it in place, her gaze catching a thin trail of hair that started under the center of his chest, following the way it continued lower down his body, and even further yet where it dipped beneath his trousers.

“It’s been a long time since a woman has laid her hands on me,” Bastian said, his voice rough.

Calliope jumped, heat infusing her cheeks. “My apologies if this offends. Marcus doesn’t fare well with blood. I had to care for your injury myself.” Her eyes met his, and to her surprise, no anger seemed to stir there.

“I was only teasing.” He swallowed hard, appearing to bite back the immense discomfort he had to be feeling. “Thank you.”

She inclined her head. “You’re welcome.”

“I shouldn’t have been so terse with you earlier. Yareena is my life, and when I couldn’t find her, well…” He reached for his face, pressing the heel of his hand against his jaw. “I lost my sense for a short while. I apologize.”


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Melissa J. Crispin lives in Connecticut with her husband, two kids, and an adorable Siberian Husky. She spends her days in the corporate world, and pursues her passion for writing in the late nights and early mornings.

From micro-fiction to novels, Melissa loves to write stories in varying lengths. But, no matter the story, it's almost always about the romance.

LINKS:


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GIVEAWAY!


$25 Roane Publishing Gift Card, Bracelet with charm from Sweet Inspiration, Hot cocoa mixes and mug from The Crimson Curse



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use a RoanePublishing.com Gift Code.  No purchase necessary, but you must be 18 or older to enter. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter, and announced on the widget. Winner well be notified by emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Roane Publishing's marketing department.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Guest Post: When Readers Fall in Love with Your Characters by @SharonLHughson #WritersLife

WHEN READERS FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR CHARACTERS

by Sharon L. Hughson


Writers publish stories in hopes they will find a home in the hearts and minds of readers. But what happens when an author churns out a stand-alone story only to have readers clamor for MORE about those characters?

It’s happened to me as a reader. I dive through the magical portal into a story world that captivates me. I adore the snarky, independent shero. My heart palpitates over the strong and protective hero. Their problems become my reality.

Until the last page. When I have to say goodbye.

It’s the reason I love finding a good series with many books already written (because it’s a curse to wait for the next installment). Or why I’ll search for other titles in the same genre by the author who enthralled me with the stand-alone tale.

There are days I want to know what Aragorn did next. Or what will happen when Scout grows up. Or how the dragon training is going for Eragon.

My love of good stories led me to pen my own.

But sometimes, I create a cast of characters on a whim. They have their shining moment in my imagination, and I bleed them onto the page.

After duly revising, editing and polishing their little story, I submit it to the publisher and move on to the next one.

I adore when readers say things like “I sighed over the geeky love interest” or “It nearly brought me to tears.”

When they stop me after church to ask, “What happens next with Marcus and Ronnie?”

That sounds a little more demanding.

“Things were just getting good. I NEED to know what happens next.”

And I understand that desperation. I’ve mentally written sequels to answer the questions for characters I loved whose story wasn’t finished in my heart and head.

It’s not that I didn’t know where things were heading for Ronnie Shay and her virtual match, Marcus Jordan. They are totally going to live happily ever after.

But are there a few bumps in their road? Will those bumps make for an interesting story?

I guess my editor at Roane Publishing will find out soon enough. Because the Novella Niblets title I released this week is the first in a planned trilogy.

Better yet, I’ve already written a rough first draft of the next installment.

So, if you read Reality Meets its Match and the sigh at the end leads you to wonder, “And then what?” Take heart.

In this case, the story is only on pause. Another chapter is being written.

What story were you sad to see end? I would stay up late to read the sequel to…

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About Sharon L. Hughson:

Translating wind-whispered concertos into fiction, Sharon Hughson writes romance and young adult fantasy, living out her lifetime dream and calling it “a job.” After being saved by The Chronicles of Narnia as a teenager, S.L. decided escaping reality alone isn’t nearly as delightful as sharing those make-believe worlds with friends. To that end, she invites you to enter her story realm and fall in love all over again.

Even after twenty-some years married to her high school sweetheart, she enjoys the hearts-a-flutter rush from a well-told romantic tale. S.L. resides in Oregon with her husband, sons and three cats.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Release: Reality Meets its Match by Sharon L. Hughson #Romance #Giveaway #NovellaNiblets


This week's new Novella Niblets release...


Reality Meets its Match
A Virtual Match Romance
By Sharon Hughson
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Keywords: Keywords: Novella, Contemporary, Romance, Sweet, Matchmaking, Online Dating, Geek Romance, Hot Geeks, Invisible Boyfriend


Ronnie Shay isn’t willing to risk a real relationship. Virtual Match offers her a fake boyfriend, which should satisfy her nagging family. And keep her heart safe. Unexpected attraction sparks with her imaginary beau unearthing a past secret Ronnie thought was banished. When her virtual boyfriend wants to meet, reality rains ruin on Ronnie’s chance for a romantic connection with the not-so-invisible man. Will her heart survive? Is love worth the gamble?

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EXCERPT:

“I’m home, Major.”

Of course, the cat didn’t rush to greet her like a dog would. Most likely, he was curled up somewhere and would glare at her when she found him. He tolerated Jenny, the neighbor who made sure he had food and water and a clean box. Ronnie would need to be punished for leaving him yet again. Why didn’t the cat adjust? She traveled almost as often as she was home.

At the end of the hallway, she toed open the door to her bedroom. A bump from her balled fist turned the switch, and light from the two floor lamps illumined the room. In the center of her bed, the striped cat lay, feet curled under his chest, amber eyes glaring at her.

“Hey, buddy. Did you miss me?”

She plopped the bag onto her bed, earning a long blink from the cat. In the silence, the zipper squawked like a pack of hungry crows. She heaped clothes for the washing machine into a pile at the foot of the bed, chatting at the cat. By the time she finished unpacking, he had turned his back to her and was faking sleep. Or maybe he really could drop off with the mattress bouncing from her movements.

Her phone trilled.

Michael. Her heart leapt against her breastbone. No matter how her back screamed for a stretch, or her butt felt numb from the long flight, her lips curled upward. She rolled the suitcase into her deep closet and kicked her shoes off before picking up her phone and heading toward the living area. A quick glance at the screen revealed his message: Make it home OK?

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About Sharon L. Hughson:

Translating wind-whispered concertos into fiction, Sharon Hughson writes romance and young adult fantasy, living out her lifetime dream and calling it “a job.” After being saved by The Chronicles of Narnia as a teenager, S.L. decided escaping reality alone isn’t nearly as delightful as sharing those make-believe worlds with friends. To that end, she invites you to enter her story realm and fall in love all over again.

Even after twenty-some years married to her high school sweetheart, she enjoys the hearts-a-flutter rush from a well-told romantic tale. S.L. resides in Oregon with her husband, sons and three cats.

LINKS:


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GIVEAWAY!

$25 Roane Publishing Gift Card, Bracelet with charm from Sweet Inspiration, Hot cocoa mixes and mug from The Crimson Curse



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use a RoanePublishing.com Gift Code.  No purchase necessary, but you must be 18 or older to enter. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter, and announced on the widget. Winner well be notified by emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Roane Publishing's marketing department.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cover Reveal: SHOW NO WEAKNESS by @Joyce.M.Holmes #Contemporary #Romance


Show No Weakness
Contemporary Romance Novel
By Joyce M. Holmes
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: April 10, 2017


She’s a tenderhearted social worker, looking for her Happy-Ever-After. He’s a distrustful RCMP Corporal who’s sworn off relationships. Factor in a surly teen heading for delinquency, and you have a case of passion and turmoil too explosive to handle.

As a defense mechanism to deal with his guilt and grief over his daughter's death, Cole Dennison has become an expert at compartmentalizing his feelings. He keeps his personal life private, while making it his professional mission to rescue children in peril.

Joely Sinclair is fiercely protective and openly compassionate. When she meets Cole Dennison, she falls hard. He's everything she admires in a man, and because she wears her heart on her sleeve, she can't understand how or why Cole keeps all his emotions to himself.

As much as Coleresents his interest in Joely, with her inquisitive and caring nature, he can't deny her appeal. Against his better judgment, he becomes involved in both her and her son's lives. Taylor is in desperate need of a positive male role model, and Cole can't turn his back on the boy. But when Joely starts talking love, Cole's inability to commit puts an end to their relationship—until a dangerous situation throws them back together.

When given a second chance at love, will Cole risk letting Joely into his battered heart?


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