Julie A. D’Arcy-The Shape of Destiny

Check out Julie D’Arcy’s novella The Shape of Destiny, available as part of the Come Love a Cowboy Collection!

Andrea Downing


Photofor bokkorblogJulie A. D’Arcy was born in Bendigo, Australia in 1957.   She began writing her first novel in 1994.

Julie is an author of seven full length novels, and three novellas, and a short story, with two more works in progress. Her genres include Fantasy, Fantasy romance, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Ghost, Witch, Vampire romance and Erotica Romance and an M/M. Romance.

Julie’s first published novel won the 1999 Dorothy Parker RIO Award for Women’s fiction. The same novel and her second were nominated and shortlisted for  several other prestigious Awards, including the Australian RWA R*uby Award (Australian), and in the U.S.A,  the P.E.A.R.L. Award for Paranormal fiction and the  SAPPHIRE Award for Science Fiction.

Julie has written for publishers such as ImaJinn books, Mundania Press, Moongypsy Press, Eternal Press, Noble Romance Publishing LLC, Secret Cravings Publishing, and is now writing for I Heart Book Publishing, LLC, and…

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Women Only!–Barrel Racing in Rodeo

Andrea Downing

HebbynewBioPicHebby Roman is the multi-published, Amazon best-selling author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her first contemporary romance, SUMMER DREAMS, was the launch title for Encanto, a print line featuring Latino romances. And her re-published e-book, SUMMER DREAMS, was #1 in Amazon fiction and romance. Her medieval historical romance, THE PRINCESS AND THE TEMPLAR, was selected for the Amazon Encore program and was #1 in medieval fiction.

She was selected for the Romantic Times “Texas Author” award, and she won a national Harlequin contest. Her book, BORDER HEAT, was a Los Angeles Times Book Festival selection.

She is blessed to have all her family living close by in north Texas, including her two granddaughters, Mackenzie Reese and Presley Davis. Hebby lives in Arlington, Texas with her husband, Luis, and maltipoo, Maximillian.

My latest release, “Border Affair,” is one of the eight books in the contemporary western anthology, “Come Love A…

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Enchanted: The Fairy Revels Collection ~ only $.99 + #Giveaway

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9 Faerie Romance & Fantasy Fairy Tales; Urban Fantasy, YA Fairies, Fractured Fairy Tales, Sweet Fae Romance, and Paranormal Boxed Set

One spellbound night, nine award-winning and Amazon best-selling authors joined together to bring you an enchanting collection of tales featuring our favorite otherworldly creatures, fairies.

Enchanted: The Fairy Revels Collection will seduce you into the wondrous world of the fae with magic, romance, fantasy, adventure, fairy tales, and folklore. Get ready to be beguiled by a unique boxed set with fractured fairy tales, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, sci-fi adventure, and more. This captivating collection is certain to please anyone who loves magical realism and fairy stories.


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THE BEE CHARMER by Poppy Lawless

Rayne moved to Chancellor on a mission to help Alice find true love. That is, after all, his job as her fairy godfather. What Rayne didn’t expect was to find a love of his own. All Viola wants is to pursue her dream of becoming a perfumer. She doesn’t have time to fall in love. Viola and Rayne will soon find that when your heart makes a wish, even impossible dreams can come true.


Even though she grew up in a family of witches, Abby is normal. When faeries offer her a wish, she wishes for magick of her own, without realizing the consequences. Now she has to travel to the land of faeries to save her friend’s baby and undo the wish, even if it means losing her magick forever.

WOE FOR A FAERIE by B. Brumley

When I chose retribution, it got me got kicked out of the spiritual realm and banished to mortality. Now I’ve got to choose between Jason, the priest who’s hiding something, and Arún, the handsome off-world Fae that believes I’m his prophesied queen… But first, I’ve got to survive New York City.

FLIGHTLESS by Margo Bond Collins

Josh Bevington doesn’t know how to survive living in Fairy, Texas without his wings; Laney Harris doesn’t know how to survive without Josh. When Laney’s biological father shows up in Fairy, determined to steal his daughter’s newfound powers, Josh and Laney will have to work together—or risk losing everything they care about.

ROSE PETAL GRAVES by Olivia Wildenstein

I thought losing my mother would be the greatest shock of my life, but the real surprise came after her death. Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.

FAIRLY NORMAL by Carrie L. Wells

Violet Abernathy has spent more than 20 years in the human realm, but this is the year that everything changes. Potentially her last stint among the humans, her “senior” year in high school teaches her more than she ever guessed it would about friendship, love, and support. Maybe what they say is true, change is the only thing that ever stays the same.

FAE CAME ON THE PLANE! by Elizabeth Watasin

At Jifk Spaceport, something every creature and person feared came in on a plane: faeries. When the spaceport goes down, it’s any survivor of the fae incursion on her or his own, and Nico’s not going to let Darqueworld’s most feared boogeymen, the faerie kind, stop her from getting to her lover’s arrival gate.


A Fae princess in jeans and paddock shoes–could any of this be real? Daisy Adams was an orphan raised on her uncle’s farm, but a tractor accident suddenly forces her uncle to reveal the lie she’s been living. Her mother’s still alive and she’s a queen of the Fae… and to make matters worse, Daisy is hunted and the center of a war that is just beginning.


When FayeLynn Roberts finds herself pregnant by Drake, The Folk’s most dangerous man, she relies on Alvin Fairchild, the exiled prince of The Folk to carry her back to The Realm in order to save her child. Alvin wants to protect the child and save The Realm, but can the two of them band together and defeat Drake without losing their hearts?

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Cover Reveal: Daughter of Winter by Amber Argyle

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Daughter of Winter

Daughter of Winter will be released April 21st. Here’s the new synopsis:Bargains. Only the truly desperate make them. Only the truly desperate need them. And always, the desperate pay.

The silence and never-ending dark of winter are all Elice has ever known, for she is the daughter of the Winter Queen. Isolated in a northern queendom with only the seals for company, she dreams of color and music and life. So when a whaling ship crashes just offshore, she doesn’t hesitate to rescue the lone survivor, Adar, who quickly becomes her friend. She must keep him hidden from her mother at all costs, for if the Winter Queen discovers him trespassing, she’ll kill him.

But when her mother reveals just how dark her soul has become, Elice realizes she is as much a prisoner as Adar. To ever know true freedom—ever to become the woman she was meant to be—she must flee with him. But in their flight, she begins to see hints of something more nefarious. The darkness that has taken hold of her mother is spreading, staining the world with its influence.

Unbeknownst to Elice, a bargain was made long ago. A bargain she was born to fulfill.

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Dude for a Day: the Unique American Guest Ranch Experience

The dude or guest ranch is interesting concept. Is there another type of vacation in America where guests trade life-styles? If so, I’d like to sell people in Florida on coming here to my home in the Midwest for an authentic “snow removal” experience during the winter. See how we dig our cars and houses out in Chicago. I’d even feed you. How would that fly? Something is missing.

Dude ranches have a special ingredient. They are a product of the romanticizing of the Wild West that came about in the late 19thc. Nostalgic Easterners, encouraged by the ad campaigns of the Union Pacific Railroad headed west–a safer west, to be sure—for the cowboy experience.

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Top 5 Whisper of the Skyborne Moments by S.M. Blooding



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Writing a book takes more than a minute. Getting that book to publication takes even longer. By the time you get to publication, you’re lucky if you still like the book. So, here’s the top five things I love about this book.

Life Moment #5 – Discovering How the Spytfire Falcon Connection Works

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The spytfire falcon bonding to humans idea with my sister’s. She’s the reason Devices of War survived. It nearly died several times. She wanted to have almost a Valdemar/companions deal. Almost. There are loads of other fantasy stories that have humans bonding to animals. It’s a lot of fun.

But I never really could get the idea to launch properly in my head. I knew about the Skyborne from inception, and that’s one thing I kept hidden even from her. So, trying to get the falcon idea to take off, knowing what the Skyborne were doing to the characters and the world, was rather a twist for me.

However, the moment I realized how to make it work was a huge eureka moment for me.

Life Moment #4 – Developing the new site!

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OMW! I am having so much fun with this. I still have more information to put up, but the new site design allows me more freedom to share this amazing world with you! The world is breath-taking. The characters are great. I mean, I think they are. There are things that you don’t necessarily know about them through the books. Tidbits and morsels are being updated and uploaded whenever I get a free moment that, also, has a free bit of energy attached to it.

Life Moment #3 – Playing With Tea

This may sound silly, but I love tea. Adagio teas allows customers to create their own tea fandom sets. Seriously. You get to go in there, mix your own tea, slap a character sticker on it, and then order it in a tin. It’s amazing!

And the tea tastes GREAT! I’m going to giving some of these away through the release along with some diffusers. It’s awesome and fun!

Life Moment #2 – Getting To Know Neira

Neira was a surprise. I knew about the Skyborne and the Great Families, but while I was focused on them, I completely missed everyone else.

Neira didn’t and doesn’t. She is amazing. Experiencing her world through her eyes is eye-opening and breath-taking. I got to experience things I never would have thought of. She is such a strong woman, and so knowledgeable. Getting to know her through Whiskers was amazing. She’s probably my favorite character right now.

Life Moment #1 – Introducing All the POV’s

This is, without a doubt, the scariest thing I’ve done in writing. Introducing new POV’s into a 1st person story. It’s not just the fact that I added a couple of different POV’s. It’s the fact that I added them from so many different characters.

But this plot was too big for just Synn. I love the man, but he’s sometimes rather unobservant, which doesn’t help me very much. Sometimes, I just want to slug him.

The thing I absolutely loved is that each character has their own Voice, and you get to see that finally. You get to experience different parts of this world through each of their POV’s. It was a challenge. Super, super challenging, but I had so much fun with it, and I really think it added a lot to the story at large. I’m wildly excited about it and I hope you all like it, too.




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The world has changed. The Great Families are no longer in power. Queen Nix of the Hands of Tarot has been stripped of her title and incarcerated. The League of Cities has been formed to provide a new line of defense to the smaller tribal nations.

Not without consequences, though. Another of the original Great Families has been destroyed. As the new leaders rise from the ashes, a new threat comes to light; something no one saw coming, something that had been lurking under the surface of their society for generations.

The Skyborne. As they discover just how deep the Skyborne’s influences are, they realize the war they thought they’d been fighting . . . . . . wasn’t the real one.

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Meet the Author:

SM “Frankie” Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie, and Jack the Bird. Jack has refused to let her to take up the piano again, but is warming to the guitar. It might help that Frankie has learned more than two strings. She’s added a few more Arabic words to her vocabulary, but don’t invite her into conversation yet—unless, of course, you’re willing to have a very . . . slow . . . conversation.

She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories.

She’s also an investigator with a local paranormal investigation group, Colorado Paranormal Rescue!

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When We Were Us by Tawdra Kandle ~ Release Day Scavenger Hunt

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It’s finally here–RELEASE DAY for When We Were Us, Keeping Score Series Book 1. Join us at the Birthday and Release Bash right here.

The Trio. That’s who we’ve been since birth: Nate, Leo . . . and me, Quinn, the token girl. Our mothers met in a prenatal class and became best friends, which meant that the three of us hit every milestone together, from the first day of school to the very first kiss. And beyond.

I’ve always been caught in the middle between the two boys. I’ve been in love with Leo since I was eight, even though he doesn’t see me as anything but his pal. And I know that Nate’s hung up on me. I see the look in his eyes. I wish I could say I felt the same, but I don’t. It’s getting harder and harder to keep him in the friend zone, though.

Things between the three of us aren’t easy anymore. Leo’s popular, the football team’s star receiver, and the object of every girl’s fantasy. I know he doesn’t mean to leave us behind, but now Nate and I are just people he used to know.

What used to be so simple is suddenly messy and complicated. Leo is all I’ve ever wanted, but even if I had the chance to be with him, how would Nate would handle it?

When that chance does come along . . . in the most unexpected way . . . I’m helpless to resist Leo. What was always meant to be is finally happening . . . but will it come at the risk of losing both my friends?


The Keeping Score Trilogy is a New Adult contemporary romance. The first two books may not give youWhen We Were Us Sml complete closure, but hang in there for Book 3; I promise the pay-off is worth it.

The release dates, all in 2016, are:

When We Were Us April 7th

Hanging By A Moment May 24th

Days of You and Me September 27th

You can buy When We Were Us now at all major retailers.

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2015AuthorPhoto (1539x1800)Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books include YA paranormal romance, NA paranormal and contemporary romance, and adult contemporary and paramystery romance. She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair.



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