Trust Doesn’t Come Easily in Diana Palmer’s ‘Notorious’ [REVIEW]

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A family fortune is on the line. She will do anything necessary to protect it, even if that means using subterfuge to do so. But he has a job to do, whether he always likes it or not. When the two cross paths, their relationship can go one of two ways: love or war. Which will it be? Find out in Diana Palmer’s fifty-first novel in her beloved Long, Tall Texans series, Notorious.

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Dallas-Based Author CJ Daly’s ‘The Academy’ Pits Young Love Against a Dangerous Military Institution [REVIEW]

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I always love discovering local talent! There’s something special about realizing that someone in your own backyard has accomplished something as significant and entertaining as writing a book. Enter novelist CJ Daly. Not only has she capitalized on the popularity of young adult series fiction with her Academy Saga, but she proves once more that the genre isn’t just for the kids anymore. In this immersive new epic, she introduces us to characters who catapult off the page and into our hearts. And once you begin reading the first volume in the series, The Academy, we are certain you won’t be able to put it down.

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Susan Mallery’s ‘Before Summer Ends’ [EXCERPT]

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Escape into Susan Mallery’s Before Summer Ends. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Many of us have that one unrequited love that always seems to haunt us with the question: “What if?” For one woman, she’s spent her life asking that irritating little question, and yet she knows she and her dream man aren’t even in the same league. After all, she’s just a humble teacher and he’s her brother’s handsome, successful best friend. But when he makes a gesture that helps her through a difficult time, does it indicate that she’s not the only one who has been carrying a torch all these years? Find out in Susan Mallery’s thoughtful new novel, Before Summer Ends. We hope you enjoy this excerpt from her forthcoming book. —J&H

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Writing Genre Fiction That Challenges Reader Expectations [GUEST POST]

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I’ve loved reading romance books my whole life, even before I knew what they were. When I was eight, I wrote fan fiction of the movie Labyrinth where Jareth and Sarah get together. Basically, I love romance stories because there’s something so satisfying about following two characters through to their happily ever after.

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When Your Love Life Is Washed Up, ‘Only A Cowboy Will Do’ [REVIEW]

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Do fairy tale endings come with a cowboy? (Photo courtesy Canva)

Getting older is for the birds. Rather than dwell on the inevitable, sometimes a girl simply wants to escape, unwind, and forget about everything for a while, including men. But wouldn’t you know it? That’s just when a really cute one swaggers right into your life! Maybe that’s why A.J. Pine’s third Meadow Valley novel is titled, Only A Cowboy Will Do. Because sometimes, a cowboy is just what the doctor ordered.

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