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From Dill to Dracula

From Dill to Dracula A Romanian Food & Folklore Cookbook by A.M. Ruggirello Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

Romania—a hidden gem of Eastern Europe—is better known for its brush with communism than its cuisine. But, just because it’s hidden, doesn’t mean it’s forgotten. Filled with lush ingredients, many picked fresh from the field, you’ll find a traditional Romanian plate loaded to the brim with vegetables and lean proteins, never lacking in flavor. And nestled in those hidden hills and winding landscapes, lies a culture as rich and decadent as their meals. Journey through the countryside with over 80 recipes as unique as the people who have been perfecting them for centuries, all the while learning about the folklore and traditions that have steeped Romania in mystical mystery for so long. Add to GoodreadsWebsite * Amazon * B&N

Ash (who writes as “A.M.”) wears many hats, though she favors the dark gray cable knit beanie from Amazon, most. A descendant of Romanian immigrants, she grew up in a family that fostered all forms of creation, the guiding force which led her towards her careers as an author + blogger, book designer + graphic artist, and certified nutrition + lifestyle coach. She lives in Beer + Cheese Land, Wisconsin with her real-life superhero husband, loud-mouth + drool-bucket coonhound, and I’m-allergic-to-myself cat, but frequently spends a fortnight (or two) in the fictional world of Skyrim (add her on the PlayStation Network: supersmaaashley). She considers herself a designer by nature, a writer at heart, and always wanted to make video game walk-throughs as a child. (Hint: she still does.) Her favorite color is chartreuse, and she has an undeniable attraction to moss (not of the Kate variety). Website * Facebook * Twitter * Twitter * Instagram * Goodreads

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Forbidden Island

Outsider A Forbidden Island Short Story by Lianne Simon Genre: Sweet Fantasy Romance, Coming of Age

In the closing hours of World War II, an experimental weapon meant for London struck Eilean nan Sìthean, a remote Scottish island. Within forty-eight hours, all of the men there died. Six months later, the few women who survived gave birth to the children of the plague—the Fair Folk of Scottish mythology reborn. Nearly seventy years later, a young gold named Màiri discovers an Outsider washed ashore—the first human she’s ever seen. Saving his life would mean spending the rest of her days with a stranger, the sworn enemy of her people. But she cannot let him die alone. ** Only 99 cents!!**Goodreads * Amazon

Watercolor Memories A Forbidden Island Novel

Anya paints a watercolor landscape—the cherry grove that haunts her dreams. Something happened there, but her past flows like the colors that run down her artwork. Can she trust anything she remembers? A year ago, Anya was a petite blonde. Now, she’s a tall and muscular redhead, playing soccer on a boy’s team. Her foster parents and her caseworker insist she see a doctor about her bodily changes and her gender issues. To avoid medical treatment, Anya runs away from her foster home. As the girl searches for acceptance and family, the world around her shifts. She may find love. But will she ever have the peace she craves? White locks, pink eyes, on her mother’s breast she lies. Blue eyes, golden braid, gentle girl, at home she stayed. Redhead running through the vale, soon enough, he’ll think he’s male. —Notes on Daoine Sìth Biology Goodreads * Amazon

Lianne Simon’s father was a dairy farmer and an engineer, her mother a nurse. She grew up in a home filled with love and good books. Tiny and frail, Lianne struggled physically, but excelled at her studies. In 1970, she was awarded a scholarship to the University of Miami, from which she graduated in 1973. Fond memories of her time there remain with her. Some years later, after living in several states, and spending time abroad, Lianne settled in to the suburbs north of Atlanta, where she now lives with her husband and their cat. While seeking answers to her own genetic anomalies, Lianne met a family whose daughter was born with one testis and one ovary. As a result of that encounter, she spent more than a decade answering inquiries on behalf of a support group for the parents of such children. Lianne hopes that writing this book will, in some small way, contribute to the welfare of children born between the sexes. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Amazon * Goodreads

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Cutthroat Cheerleader

Cutthroat Cheerleader by Zachary Ryan Genre: YA Suspense, Thriller

In the sleepy town of Townsend, Washington, there was an act so gruesome that no one would ever be the same. What heinous crime do I speak of? Skylar Torres thinking she could pull off a crop top with that pudgy body of hers. Oh, did you think I was going to say my murder. Well, I thought it was more sensational than anything else, but the real scandal was who killed me and why. You should already know my name since it was on everyone’s lips once they found me with my throat ripped out. People thought they should have only feared me, but the Liberty Lion’s cheer squad knew one thing, hunt or be hunted. No one’s hands were truly clean from all the dirt and blood on them. Be safe, watch your back and always remember, Happy Hunting. Love, Madison Taylor Goodreads * Amazon

Zachary Ryan grew up in a black-and-white box in Maryland, before moving to Chicago to start a new life. There, he found that he was accepted for his misfit status—and learned that it’s perfectly normal to spend your twenties feeling lost and confused. After a disastrous sexual encounter, Ryan stumbled on a group of true friends, or “soul cluster,” that he connected with. Through his writing, he hopes to help other broken souls out there find comfort amid the chaos. Facebook* Twitter* Instagram* Amazon* Goodreads

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Buried Secrets

Buried Secrets Craven Falls Book 2 by Donna M. Zadunajsky Genre: YA Mystery

My name is Robyn Wilde, or at least that’s the name the state gave me when I was five years old. I have no idea what my real name is or where I came from, who my parents really are, and why they didn’t want me. But I can tell you this: “I’m fifteen and ran away from my foster parents’ house after finding a file hidden away in their room with not only my name on it, but also the name Crystal Rosmus. According to the file, she knows a lot about me. How, I have no idea. But she lives in Craven Falls, Ohio, and I’m on a bus right now to find her.” Goodreads * Amazon

The Dead Girl Under the Bleachers Craven Falls Book 1

Three girls… Three dead bodies… The quiet town of Craven Falls is depleting in population. One by one… Scarlet Fitzgerald thought it would be fun to play a game on Laura Stevenson, a nobody at Craven Falls High. But what happens when the game unleashes buried secrets Scarlet doesn’t want anyone to know? Secrets that could get someone killed, including herself. Three can play a game, but one of them ends up dead… Goodreads * Amazon https://www.youtube.com/embed/UqxdmACMYqM

Donna M. Zadunajsky started out writing children’s books before she wrote and published her first novel, Broken Promises, in June 2012. She since has written several more novels and her first novella, HELP ME! Book 1 in the series, which is about teen suicide and bullying. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads

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Dear Santa

Dear Santa: A Christmas Wish A Holiday Romance Anthology Presented by Authors’ Billboard

The Authors’ Billboard’s 2020 fabulous Christmas Box Collection, DEAR SANTA, is filled with 18 brand new stories about characters who have special wishes to ask the big guy during this season. Most of us have had experiences when something we’ve desperately wanted is so close that Santa seems the perfect person to ask for the miracle.When one believes, it’s amazing the conflicts that are overcome and the surprises that can follow.You’ll be amazed by each of these fantastic holiday books full of Christmas cheer and thrilling romance we’ve written for your entertainment.Mimi Barbour – Alone at Christmas: Being alone is Tara’s worst nightmare, especially during the holidays. Her wish comes true when she finds Mr. Right injured and stranded, but will they survive the dangerous storm? Rebecca York – Christmas Miracle 1935: Can he trust her enough to help free her father from jail? Patricia Rosemoor – Marrying Molly: Dear Santa, Please let me meet a McKenna man who will help me end Sheelin O’Keefe’s horrible curse on both our families. Molly Kavanaugh Susanne Matthews – What Dottie Wants: All Ronnie wants is to give Dottie a great Christmas, but not being able to find the doll she wants may make that impossible. Traci Hall – Christmas Kiss: Can a teenage crush become forever love? Angela Stevens – Dear Sinterklaas: Dan had his heart stolen by a girl on summer vacation, now it’s Christmas time, and with a little bit of magic from Sinterklaas, he hopes to make his Christmas wish come true. Melinda Colt – Saving Maddie: The only reason demons exist is because angels do, too. Stacy Eaton – Finding Love with Dear Santa: All Faith wants is to get her life back on track. Stephanie Queen – He Has Santa: A second chance hockey romance. Josie Riviera – A Chocolate Box Christmas Wish: He’s been all over the world. She’s a home-town girl. Can a holiday wish bridge the gap? Mona Risk – Dalia’s Christmas Wish: Will the doctor make the right decision between an angry fiancée and a medical emergency? Rachelle Ayala – Toy Soldier Christmas: Can a toy soldier make her wish come true? Dani Haviland – A Plate of Christmas Cookies: Is it too much to ask for a second miracle? Taylor Lee – Please Christmas: Be Done: When his 7 year old son ran away looking for Santa… and all his teenage daughter wants for Christmas is for it to be done….the district attorney concedes not only did he lose his wife to cancer, but he was in danger of losing his children. Susan Jean Ricci – Cruising for Mr. Right: Can a widow discover second chance romance aboard a Christmas cruise and make the right choice between two adoring men? Alyssa Bailey – Christmas Wishes and You: Beth’s Christmas Wish of a Second Chance at Love could happen if only she would be willing to risk her heart… again. Nancy Radke – Zsuzsa’s Christmas Wish: She asks Santa for a strong man to help corral a mule that won’t stay home, and is given a rancher who plans to corral her. Carmen DeSousa – Chicago Hope: Aspiring journalist Maura Hall dreams of changing the world, but she’ll settle for Chicago. **Only .99 cents!!**Add to GoodreadsAmazon * Apple * B&N * Google * Kobo * Book2Read https://www.youtube.com/embed/eflDOjlQumA

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The Deck of Numinon

The Deck of the Numinon A Tales of Terranovae Novel by GJ Scherzinger Genre: Fantasy

Full Color Illustrations With a turn of the cards, a Stone Giant breaks loose from the Granite Mountains, leaving a path of destruction through the Regency of the Stands. The fabled guard towers of Safrasco are destroyed by a sorcerous griffin, the threat of war rising in its wake. Captain Ferriman turns to a blind herb trader named Cerra Meadows in the hopes she can help him navigate the sorcerous paths that threaten the peace of the Empire. The Cards are drawn, the cast put into play. The Deck is ruled by the majics that created it. Events take on a life of their own, reliant on the strengths and motivations of the players whose avatars are determined by the draw. The Queen of Quills represents qualities that Cerra must embrace in order to discover the identity of the Seer and locate the Cards before her world runs out of Time. Add to GoodreadsAmazon * Blue Rune Publishing

Greg Scherzinger spent the bulk of his career as a TV Producer and Director, and skiing as much as possible in the Western mountains and the Alps, before leaving the broadcast business and spending the next 13 years living on a 41′ yawl in NW Washington. He has sailed the Inside Passage, the Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas. The author’s newest book, “The Henna Witch”, along with “The Wizard of Grimmer’s Wharf”, was written after he moved to a small farm in the coastal hills of his native Oregon. “The House on Chambers Court” was penned while living in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur in Mexico. He wrote his first book, “Demon of the Black Gate” while residing in the San Juan Islands. Website * Facebook * Facebook * Twitter * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads

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Hole Punch

Hole Punch by Garth Simmons Genre: SciFi, Fantasy, Humor Anthology

HOLE PUNCH is: The height of the Earth Empire – where War Bricks flatten alien civilisations. Yorkshire 1985 – where a child’s mind is patched together with trauma. Ancient Greece – where Socrates discovers a carnal method of time- travel. Mars 2348 – where crime and terror haunt the Martian Habitation Domes. The Mistake’s skull – where Muscle Society achieves self-destruction. Delaware Dost – where mindfulness prevails and hierarchy is understood. The End of Everything – where convert concepts welcome refugees into the folds of theory. All these places (and many more!) reside within the tangled text of Hole Punch. Goodreads * Amazon

Garth Simmons was born in 1981 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK in 1981. He’s a visual artist who’s made paintings, installations, animations and pattern designs. He has had exhibits everywhere from Scarborough to Los Angeles. His pattern designs were in the Golden Globes and Fashion Times and he likes to remind people of this. Writing has always been a feature of his artwork. He would write directly onto his artwork, or by collaging “stream of consciousness” notes. In 2015, whilst working in a data entry position for Siemens, he began writing short stories as Facebook posts. At first they were daydreams of outrageous acts he could commit whilst at work (if he were professionally or ethically allowed). Later they were stories in other settings. Some dark memoirs of times in various school settings and learning programmes (for those who are “not on the right level”). These stories resonated with his social media followers. He was encouraged to put them into a collection and seek out publication. While putting these stories into a contextual order he realised they formed a larger narrative. A tapestry of recurring themes, settings and characters. They made up a larger biographical webwork and subjective statement on the world. A hole punched through this fabric, hence the title Hole Punch. Since completing Hole Punch, he has been working on three long-form novels. Also he has an actual short story collection comprised of several 10’000 word stories. He also does a podcast called Slanderhour and has an EP in the works. His philosophy is that “the more things you make, the more you enjoy your own company”. Apart from creativity, he loves cats, mochas, wearing blazers, arthouse films and many ropey science fiction series. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Amazon * Goodreads

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A Peculiar Royal

A Peculiar Royal by Alonna Williams Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

The time has come for King Dorian Lockridge to find an heir for the country of Odsia; after the murder of his son, daughter-in-law and grandson fifteen years ago, he knew that sooner or later he’d need to find someone worthy to take the throne… Spending fifteen years on the streets, doing whatever it took to make sure he and his friends survived from day to day, hasn’t been easy for Tristan. Having never found remains of his grandson, doubt of his demise lingers in Dorian’s heart; until one day, he finally makes a proclamation, searching for the orphaned Prince of Odsia. When Tristan discovers the truth about himself, his whole world changes. How will he adjust to royal living after such a difficult upbringing? And who was behind the murder of his parents so long ago?” Add to GoodreadsAmazon * B&N * Google * Kobo * Blue Gingham Publishing

Alonna Williams is a children’s book author and has been writing ever since she was a little girl. It started with a short story and soon progressed to novels. Alonna has worked on, and grew up with a Pirate series entitled, Pirates of the Withering Coast, her favorite series of all, as well as a mystery series, a Sci-Fi/Superhero series and more! When she’s not writing you’ll most likely find her dancing, whether it be, Tap, Ballet, Jazz or Lyrical, or watching a good classic movie or cozying up to a Disney film! Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Amazon * Goodreads

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Southern Elemental Guardians

Lorelei’s Lyric Southern Elemental Guardians Book 1 by D.B. Sieders Genre: Paranormal Romance  

Brooding, suicidal rock star falls for mermaid with a deadly voice.   If Lorelei sings, someone will die.   Lorelei craves song as much as she needs the water. Both sustain her and fuel her mermaid powers. But her mother has cursed her voice, and if Lorelei sings long enough, any mortal man within earshot will die.   Rockstar Vance Idol has been courting death for a while. He believes he killed his girlfriend. He can’t shake his alcoholism, and his attempts are ruining the music career he and his band have worked years to build.   Lorelei sang. Vance nearly died. Now, Lorelei has to make amends to the human with a death wish, without falling in love with him and losing her own immortality.   **Only .99 cents!! **Goodreads * Amazon https://www.youtube.com/embed/8O-L0vfxbuA    

Cross Currents Southern Elemental Guardians Book 2  

Entitled mermaid princess rescued by skeptic hot geek marine biologist.   Ilsa has looks, mermaid magic, and charm, but responsibility? Not her thing.   It is her duty to protect river life, but she avoids this obligation by extending her holiday in the New World.   Duty finds Ilsa when she answers a distress call in the waters near Chattanooga. A close encounter with a motorboat threatens to expose the existence of mermaids until human biologist Paul Pulaski comes to her rescue and covers her tail.   Paul is committed to protecting the aquatic life he loves. He could love Princess Ilsa, too, but first they’ll have to survive monster hunters, rival scientists, and an angry river guardian who could destroy their colliding worlds.   Goodreads * Amazon

Fire Storm Southern Elemental Guardians Book 3  

Playboy Sylph prince burns for Phoenix harbinger of the Apocalypse.   He’s running from the past. She’s running from the future.   Bruce, Sylph Prince and guardian of air, loves mixing business with pleasure. He wields his powers to satisfy his cravings and forget past sins.   But when he discovers a rogue Phoenix, pleasure comes with the risk of catastrophe.   After a century in hiding, Serafina is fighting against a conspiracy to resurrect the Phoenix. Uniting three of her kind could unleash a fiery apocalypse. She’s a ticking time bomb, but Bruce makes it his mission to save her.   She’ll have to trust the seductive, mercurial Sylph prince to help tame her deadly fire before it dooms them both and all they hold dear.   Goodreads * Amazon

River Spell Southern Elemental Guardians Book 4  

Vigilante renegade mermaid tamed by sexy cop- turned-paranormal investigator.   She’s out for vengeance. He’s seeking justice.   Exiled in America, Rhinemaiden Gwen is still traumatized from torture by monster hunters. To exorcise her demons, she delivers vigilante justice to human criminals.   Until cop turned private investigator, Kwame Johnson, intervenes.   Kwame is something more than mortal, and he’s just beginning to understand the special sense that helps him track down missing persons. That sense leads him to Gwen, compelling him to protect the damaged mermaid.   Gwen can help Kwame unlock the full potential of his powers, but first she has to trust the man who was hired by the monster hunters to track her down— even when those monster hunters come to collect her.   Goodreads * Amazon

Forest Charmed Southern Elemental Guardians Book 5  

Dryad unleashes the monster within her man to save earth.   Dryad Beverly Forester has a secret worth protecting—a hidden garden. If anything happens to the garden, earth will lose its bounty and source of power and magic.   A formidable, dark elemental beast bent on its destruction is coming for the garden. Beverly’s power alone isn’t enough. She needs a monster of her own to defeat the beast.   Former Marine Jack Roberts has been licking his wounds since a mission gone wrong. He believes the monster hiding inside him killed countless innocent bystanders, and he’s doing his best to keep it from unleashing more death and destruction.   Beverly doesn’t trust Jack, but she needs him. Jack doesn’t trust his monster, but he can’t get rid of it. Now Beverly must heal the man and unleash the monster if she has any chance of saving the earth’s most precious resource—without letting their attraction get in the way.   Goodreads * Amazon

Making Waves Southern Elemental Guardians Prequel  

Grumpy sea god spars with jilted ex on stormy seas.   He never forgave her. She never forgot him.   Celtic sea god MacLir takes solace in Atlantic waves and mortal women while disguised as captain of a luxury cruise ship. It’s almost enough to help him forget the beautiful sea goddess who broke his heart. Until babysitting duties get in the way.   Captain MacLir must ferry a pair of troublesome Rhinemaidens to America. All he has to do is deliver them safely to their chaperone in the New World. Easy, right?   But when his ex-lover Calypso sets off a massive storm fueled by old wounds and passionate desires, only love can calm the waves and stop all from perishing in a fearsome maelstrom.   **Only .99 cents!!**Goodreads * Amazon

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Award-winning author D.B. Sieders was born and raised in East Tennessee and spent her childhood hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, wading barefoot in creeks, and chasing salamanders, fish, and frogs. She and her family loved to tell stories while sitting around the campfire. Those days of frog chasing sparked an interest in biology. She is a working scientist by day, but never lost her love of telling stories. Now, she’s a purveyor of unconventional fantasy romance featuring strong heroines and the heroes who strive to match them. Her heroes and heroines face a healthy dose of angst as they strive for redemption and a happily ever after, which everyone deserves. D.B. Sieders lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, two children, three cats, and her very active imagination.   Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads

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Chronicles of Alcinia

The King’s Daughter The Chronicles of Alcinia Book 1 by Miriam Newman Genre: Fantasy Historical Romance

Born to a dying queen and an ambitious king, Tarabenthia is heir to the crown of Alcinia. Yet when the idyll of her childhood ends she will defy her father, tipping the balance in a world poised on the brink of destruction and leaving history to judge whether she is heroine or harlot. In a time of war, what would you surrender in the name of love? Goodreads * Amazon

Heart of the Earth The Chronicles of Alcinia Book 2

Robbed of her husband by the arrows of assassins, Tia must flee to the Northern Prince who has always wanted her. But the price of Hilgi’s protection is too high. Separated from her land and her Goddess, can Tia find a way to return to them and to a love that may redeem her? Goodreads * Amazon

Ice Maiden The Chronicles of Alcinia Book 3

When a simple farm girl attracts the notice of the King’s half brother, it leads to a dazzling world of privilege, intrigue, war and passion. Goodreads * Amazon

Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. I bring that background to my writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where I nurture my muse. My published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently I live in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads

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