Synopsis: Street Food and Love - H.A Enri - June 2014
Sole Eaby, seventeen, has
a few complaints he’d like to lodge against life, the main one being
that his dad, Cedro, has recently quit his job and withdrawn his entire
life savings, which included Sole’s college fund. Why? To launch a food
truck business he knows nothing about.
To cope, Sole uses his
knifelike wit to moonlight as a stand-up comedian, and so far, it’s
paying off. He’s not only replenishing his college treasury, he’s making
people laugh; but it’s one person in particular he performs for. Her
name is Ava. When the fated bond of humor joins the two, and they begin a
sort of quasi-romance, things begin to seem somewhat bearable. Of
course, that’s when an ill-timed event decides to put another spin on
things. Just when Sole is ready to move on with his own life and
disconnect himself from his father and the family business, he suddenly
finds himself in charge of the food truck he desperately loathes. Here
is where Sole must realize that the answers to love and life are not to
be found apart but, rather, are more like a savory recipe: only by
combining the ingredients will the wonderful flavors reveal themselves.
When comedy isn’t enough, the future seems ever bleak, and a fledgling
love has barely had a chance to bloom, where will Sole turn?
Title: Echoes of Memories Author: Samantha LaFantasie Series: Nepherium Series #2 Genre: Adult, Fantasy
Traitor. Liar. That’s what they call me. No one believes me. Not even my team. I know it’s up to me to get the answers. To stop the corruption and unlock my memories. I’ll do anything to get them back. Even if my hands will be covered in blood. Elsa's every move is scrutinized. She’s labeled a traitor by those she sought for protection, and kept from her family and team. Regaining memories has been a slow process. Too slow for the Council's liking, taking matters into their own hands. The new captain has history with Elsa and operates with a hidden agenda. Even Elsa’s team reacts differently toward her. If only she could unlock her memories. Everything is playing right into Alexander's hand, even amassing an army with unconventional methods, designed to annihilate the Nepherium—starting with Noah. Elsa will do anything to stop Alexander ... even kill.
A Kansas native, Samantha LaFantasie spends her free time with her husband and three kids. Writing has always been a passion of hers, forgoing all other desires to devote to this one obsession, even though she often finds herself arguing with her characters through much of the process. She’s primarily a fantasy writer but often feels pulled to genres such as sci-fi, romance, and others.
Among her writing credentials, a member of the Kansas Writer’s Association and has authored works such as Heart Song (her debut novel) and Made to Forget.
Samantha loves to take time to enjoy other activities such as photography and playing her favorite game of all time, Guild Wars 2.
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Review: A Town In Trouble - Episode #3 Hidden Falls Serial - Olivia Newport - January 2014
Quinn is still missing and no-one seems to know where he has gone, it is like he has just vanished but things are about to get even more mysterious and questions will be raised as on their way home from the Banquet Lauren and Nicole find Quinn's car smashed into a tree and Quinn of course is nowhere to be found. Lauren finds herself spending the night answering the Chief's questions but in a town where crime rarely happens and nothing like a disappearance, it seems that the police chief and his staff are going round in circles. Meanwhile Nicole and Ethan decide to don the investigative hats and do some exploring themselves for clues , Emma - Sylvia's mum seems to have a story about feuding families and a disappearance in Hidden Falls a long long time ago, is this relevant to what has happened with Quinn ? Danielle ( Call me Dani) Rose seems to be pretty relaxed about the whole Quinn disappearance which seems suspect to me , since she was one of the few people who knew him very well over the last few years and it seems that Hidden Falls is becoming a place of crime as Sylvia and Lauren discover that Sylvia's shop has been broken into and trashed , is this incident related to Quinn's disapperance ?
Find out in Episode #3 of Hidden Falls by Olivia Newport and stay tuned for Episode #4 coming shortly to a Phantom Paragrapher near you.
Synopsis: Let Me In - Book #3 Blurred Lines Series - Erin McCarthy - September 2014
A girl in danger… Aubrey Walsh never dreamed that she would find herself in an abusive
relationship, but after her boyfriend hits her so hard he breaks her
tooth, she flees the University of Maine to hide on a remote island with
her best friend. Only to discover that she is pregnant. Terrified of
what will happen if Jared finds out, she is walking along the rocks,
deciding her future, when she slips. A guy with a secret past… After a job gone wrong, Riker has left the assassin business and is
incognito as a ferryboat operator off the shores of Maine. It’s a
lonely life, and when he sees a young woman almost fall off the rocks,
he doesn’t hesitate to save her and take her in, though he’s determined
to stay unemotionally uninvolved. But when the truth about her
situation is revealed, he will do anything to protect Aubrey and her
unborn child. Even marry her. Even kill for her. When Jared comes looking for the only girl who has ever rejected him,
Riker won’t allow it. And Aubrey is torn between protecting herself
and her child, or protecting the mysterious husband she has come to
love. And when chance brings them together but fate tears them apart, can their love survive the storm?
Title: The Right Chord Series: Brothers of Audubon Springs # 3 Author: RoseAnn DeFranco Audience: Adult Genre: Romance Formats: E- Book &Paperback Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Cover by: Debbie Taylor Editor: DJ Hendrickson Pages: 258 pages Expected Date of Publishing: August 6, 2014
Years in the cutthroat L.A. music industry have Kit Maggio yearning for love and acceptance in her hometown, Audubon Springs. Her position as a Theater Arts professor doesn't erase years of being shoved aside by her family. Her baby sister is getting married, and her high school sweetheart doesn't recognize her. Will she ever find what she needs? Vince Iuliano never imagined he'd be a single dad. Vowing no woman will ever again break his daughter's heart, he focuses on providing a happy and stable home. But when the love of his life rents the house next door, can he take a chance on happiness? Vince never forgot Kit. Setting out to earn her forgiveness, they fall back into the rhythm of love and heat, much like the songs they wrote as teens. When L.A. calls, will Kit go, or stay and write her greatest love song?
Kit rubbed her eyes and swung the door open to find a bright-eyed Vince Iuliano holding a box of doughnuts. “What are you doing ringing my doorbell?” She hissed and stepped through the door, pushing him out onto the porch in the process. “I thought you ladies might need these.” He held up the box of doughnuts. “Is it Advil?” Katelyn appeared at the door. “Isn’t that the guy you kissed last night?” “No, it is not.” She shooed her away and shut the door. “I think you forgot something at the bar,” Vince said. “What’s that?” “Your dignity?” “Look, it was a dare! I had to kiss the next guy who walked through the door. I took one for the team.” He stared for a long moment then reached out and touched her sticky hair. “The party continue here last night?” “You have a lot of nerve ringing my doorbell when you know what kind of shape I’m in right now.” Vince smiled. “Jerk. Are those for me?” She nodded to the doughnuts. “They might be.” “If you’re here for an apology, forget it. I’m not going to apologize.” “Good. Did it seem like I was complaining?” A rush of heat on her skin against the brisk morning air caused goose bumps to rise on her skin. Dear God in heaven, he was flirting. “I’m not sure. I can’t remember.” It was a lie. Even through her drunken haze and fuzzy memory, she recalled with startling clarity the sizzling chemistry of that kiss. It was an experience she wanted to repeat over and over again but wouldn’t. “So, what, you tracked me down to bring me hangover doughnuts?” “No, consider them a welcome to the neighborhood present.” “What do you mean?” “I’m your landlord, and your soon to be neighbor.” He motioned to the house next door where several guys unloaded windows from a truck. “You’re joking.” “No, it needs some work before we move in, but it shouldn’t take too long.” “I dealt with a woman for the lease to this house. Annie O’Malley.” “Annie O’Malley Iuliano, my sister-in-law.” She stared, mouth gaping. “Here you go.” He handed her the doughnuts. “I don’t know how many women are passed out inside, so if it’s not enough, just let us know and we’ll get you more. Oh, and the carpet is new so if there’s any damage, please take care of it right away. Management frowns on that stuff.” “Anything else?” “Yeah. I’ll see you at the wedding.” He flashed a smile, his dimples winking wickedly managed to make her throat grow dry. “Figured that out, did you?” “Just, make sure to save a dance for me.” “In your dreams.” Title: Return To Audubon Springs Series: Brothers of Audubon Springs # 1 Pages: 248 pages ISNB: 978-1-62830-101-4 D ASIN: B00FDSL792 Date Published: 3 January 2014 When Emma Grant returns to her family's Audubon Springs beach house to fulfill the stipulations of her father's will, she has every intention of forcing her former lover out of the house for good. She's never fit into her wealthy family and would prefer avoiding her past, but with her brother threatening to reveal her young daughter, she has no choice. Rafe Iuliano has other plans. The wealthy Grants tried to bribe him out of Emma's life years ago, but he's determined to prove once and for all that a master carpenter is worthy of Emma and the house. Their ridiculous and steamy battle for the house reignites the love and passion that bloomed between them years ago. But when Rafe discovers she's kept their daughter a secret for two years, can he overcome anger and pride to claim his family and the love of his life, or will the deception drive a final wedge between them?
Title: Secondhand Romance Series: Brothers of Audubon Springs # 2 Pages: 248 pages ISNB: 978-1-62830-173-1 ASIN: B00HKRNUE4 Date Published: 9 April 2014 Annie O'Malley's dream of owning a secondhand bookstore in tight-knit Audubon Springs is coming true. Still reeling from her parents' sudden deaths, she believes that signs or messages can be found within the pages of books. She loves her job and has made plenty of friends but longs for the acceptance only love and a family can provide. Tony Iuliano is there to fix the wiring in her shop. He doesn't believe in fate, magic, or the power of a good book. All this combined with his sexy-as-sin presence and all-knowing attitude infuriates Annie. The quirky bookworm intrigues him enough to accept her bet to read a book from her shop. When he discovers a stack of fifty-year-old love letters in the book, he wants to leave the past alone, but seeing it as a sign, Annie challenges him to read the letters and search for the long-lost lovers or lose the bet. While shaking the dust off several ill-fated romances and fighting their attraction at every turn, the pair soon become the town gossip daily special. If they can stop arguing long enough, they may just discover this particular sign was meant for them all along.
RoseAnn DeFranco grew up in upstate NY with her nose in a book and a song in her heart. Following the pursuit of a musical theatre career in NYC, she turned her creative energy to writing funny, steamy romance with heart. A NJ shore transplant, she enjoys time spent at the beach with her family and would love to one day live in a quaint shore town like the fictional town from her BROTHERS OF AUDUBON SPRINGS series. More information about these Humorous Contemporary Romances can be found at radefranco.com.