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18 June, 2018

WILD CHILD by A.S. Green

Providing private security for a celebrity wedding is nothing new…until I come face-to-face with Natalie O’Brien. The woman who chose someone else and kicked me to the curb six years ago. Time has done nothing to tame her. She’s a red-headed beauty with a sharp tongue and nerves of steel who could seriously knock me off my game…

When my assistant bails, Natalie jumps at the chance to get off her tiny island. Now we’re stuck criss-crossing the country in my SUV, with her tantalizing scent filling the cab and her smart mouth making me very…uncomfortable.

I survived a tour in Afghanistan, so working with Natalie should be a breeze for me…but after six years apart, she still makes me hope for all the things I never thought I wanted. I’m not sure I can breathe if she walks out that door again.  (Entanged Embrace)

A.S. Green lives in the cold upper Midwest with her husband and three children. She spend summers on Lake Superior and is a sucker for down-to-earth heroes who work with their hands (if they play guitar, that’s an added bonus). She enjoy all things Irish–particularly music, dancing, and Jameson. When she’s not writing or reading romance stories, she’s traveling, camping, blogging for Writer Unboxed, and writing young adult books (under my real name). If you liked WILD CHILD, SUMMER GIRL and REAL MAN, don’t miss A.S. Green’s sexy novella, MAKING WAVES. You can keep up with A.S. Green and her upcoming books on her websiteInstagramTwitterPinterest, or Facebook


6 June, 2018

SHAME NATION by Sue Scheff with Melissa Schorr

Now available in paperback!

“Smart. Timely. Essential. The era’s must-read to renew Internet civility.” — Michele Borba ED.D, author of Unselfie

An essential toolkit to help everyone — from parents to teenagers to educators — take charge of their digital lives.

Online shame comes in many forms, and it’s surprising how much of an effect a simple tweet might have on your business, love life, or school peers. A rogue tweet might bring down a CEO; an army of trolls can run an individual off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological damage. In Shame Nation, parent advocate and internet safety expert Sue Scheff presents an eye-opening examination around the rise in online shaming, and offers practical advice and tips including:

• Preventing digital disasters
• Defending your online reputation
• Building digital resilience
• Reclaiming online civility

Armed with the right knowledge and skills, everyone can play a positive part in the prevention and protection against online cruelty, and become more courageous and empathetic in their communities.

Shame Nation holds that elusive key to stopping the trend of online hate so kindness and compassion can prevail.” — Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life, and Only Love Today

“Scheff offers the latest insight as to why people publicly shame each other and will equip readers with the tools to protect themselves from what has now become the new Scarlet Letter.” — Ross Ellis, Founder and CEO, STOMP Out Bullying


4 June, 2018

Nagler

JoAnneh Nagler is an author, artist and life coach with a focus on shortcuts to happinessShe’s the author of three non-fiction books, including, Naked Marriage: How to Have a Lifetime of Love, Sex, Joy and Happiness (Skyhorse, May 2018) ,as well as two Amazon Top-100 books, How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, or Your Creative Compass and The Debt-Free Spending Plan.  

She believes in the simple and the easy, and all of her books offer start-from-today (no digging up the past), easily-applicable tips for people with busy lives.

She writes across genres, authoring short stories, plays, teleplays, music, and travel.  She lives with her (adored) husband Michael, a film and creative writing professor, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Find her at Artistry Life : JoAnneh Nagler’s Official Website

 

 

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4 June, 2018

MY SCANDALOUS SUFFRAGETTE, Eliza Redgold

From the author of  the novel, NAKED, set in Edwardian London, featuring a scandalous suffragette who falls from her hero’s balcony and into a convenient marriage (Mills & Boon/Harlequin, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, World).


22 May, 2018

FREYJA’S DAUGHTER (Wild Women #1) by Rachel Pudelek

“Strong characters. Smart writing. The most fun I’ve had between the pages in a long time! Pudelek’s debut is not to be missed!” ~New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins

Faline Frey is a bounty-hunter, more comfortable relying on perp files and handcuffs than using her huldra powers to take down a suspect. No sense in catching the unwanted attention of her local Hunter authority, a group of holy soldiers born to police the supernatural and keep Wild Women—huldras, mermaids, succubi, rusalki and harpies—in check.

All that changes the night she heads out for a date, hoping to get lucky. Instead, she gets screwed.

Now her sister is missing, along with Wild Women from all over the country. The Hunters are on her tail and the one person offering to help is her ex-lover, Officer Marcus Garcia, who has just enough ties to the supernatural world. To unite her enemies against their common foe, Faline will need to convince the Wild Women to do the one thing she fears most—exhume their power buried deep beneath centuries of oppression. That is, if she can keep them from killing each other.

Rachel Pudelek is a dog-hugger and tree-lover. Growing up with three sisters sparked her passion for both women’s history and women’s advocacy, which led to her career as a birth doula and childbirth educator. These days she channels those passions into researching and writing fiction, concentrating on birthing books rather than babies. The idea for her debut novel, FREYJA’S DAUGHTER, book #1 in the Wild Women series to be published by City Owl Press, came about while researching how women in folklore have devolved from powerful to weak due to political/and or religious changes in history. Through her stories, Rachel hopes to help women reclaim their powerful folklore and see themselves in the archetypes it produces.

When she’s not writing, Rachel works in circulation services at a public library. She also enjoys hiking, wine tasting, attempting to grow her own food, and reading. She lives near Seattle, Washington with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, a cat, and two well-fed guinea pigs. FREYJA’S DAUGHTER is her debut novel.

Keep up with Rachel and her Wild Women at her website.

You can also find her on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.


22 May, 2018

REAL MAN by A.S. Green

REAL MAN is the latest installment in Carina Press’ “TheDirty Bits.” Designed to be read in an hour or two, these sexy microromances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after.

A broken-down Mercedes is not what lawyer Claire Sweeney needs at this particular moment in time. The mechanic sent to collect her, though, is just right: tall and solid—a real man.

The kind of guy who shows you how he is in bed just by the way he walks.

Michael DaBruzzi assumes he knows all there is to know about Claire. Silk blouse, pencil skirt, take-me heels. She’s rich. An elitist. Probably never lifted a finger to do any real work her whole entitled life.

Definitely not a screamer.

But Claire’s hiding a lot under her fancy clothes and composed facade. From the moment she climbs into his truck, Claire’s out to show Michael the truth: she’s no princess, and she’s not afraid to get dirty.

If you liked REAL MAN, don’t miss A.S. Green’s sexy novella, MAKING WAVES. You can keep up with A.S. Green and her upcoming books on her websiteInstagramTwitter, Pinterest, or Facebook


18 May, 2018

LILLITH’S CHILDREN and ISHTHAR’S LEGACY by Rachel Pudelek

The next two books in the fierce-feminist urban fantasy WILD WOMEN trilogy, LILLITH’S CHILDREN and ISHTAR’S LEGACY pick up where the FREYJA’S DAUGHTER leaves off. Readers will follow Faline’s tale as she continues to rally and re-empower the Wild Women groups in order to take down the Hunter patriarchy once and for all! (City Owl Press, Spring 2019, World)


11 May, 2018

NAKED MARRIAGE, JoAnneh Nagler

A road map to having a vibrant, long-term love affair–with your spouse.

Marriage is an exercise in busy. It’s not―by any stretch of the imagination―a spontaneous experience. Unlike the dating years, when we willingly flung every responsibility to the wind to be in our lover’s arms, marriage conspires to pull us earth-bound, distracting us from love with weighty responsibilities, insistent duties, and insane time pressures. We’ve got jobs and family obligations. We’ve got dinners to make, a house to vacuum, laundry to do, yard work, and when you add kids to the equation, the to-do list grows exponentially. How can we maintain an amorous life through all of the crazy, pressure-filled marital stuff we live through each week?

Naked Marriage:  How to Have a Lifetime of Love, Sex, Joy and Happiness (Skyhorse, May, 2018) covers all of the topics that we need to have a healthy, intimate, and sexual life:

  • A weekly “date” with an undisturbed hour or two for being intimate and sexual with each other
  • Access to soul-ease experiences and fun or romance
  • Sex grounded in mutual fulfilment, so we want to come back for more
  • Affection guidelines that help keep us in our sensuality, even when we’re busy
  • Easy-on-the-soul strategies for checking in with each other
  • Clear strategies for our money, parenting, and lifestyle choices, so financial and family pressures don’t block our pathway to the bedroom

    Author JoAnneh Nagler offers practical strategies to get the gifts of marriage―intimacy, sex, closeness―into your hearts, hands, souls, and bodies. Nagler, who shares the story of losing the love of her life and then getting him back years later, shows you the steps to create passion in a busy life.

Reviews:

“JoAnneh Nagler’s Naked Marriage invites couples to strip down and successfully tackle the most notoriously troubling parts of married life with quick, practical, and proven tools that promote easy connection and maintain oh-so elusive physical intimacy.” ―Carolyn Evans, MSW, author of Forty Beads: The Simple Sexy Secret for Transforming Your Marriage and founder of Couplosity.com

Naked Marriage is a brand new twist on intimacy. The upshot: our sensual learning never stops. This book is a must-read for anyone beginning or already in a long term relationship.” ―Lewis Wyatt, M.D., author of No More Clueless Sex

“Nagler infuses exquisite sensitivity with courageous honesty in this wise counsel about the most intimate matters confronted in marriage. Rather than a guidebook for falling in love, Naked Marriage implores the willingness necessary for staying in love.” ―Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, Director of Jewish Community and Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, 92nd Street Y
JoAnneh Nagler has a degree in psychology, a master’s degree in metaphysical counseling, a practitioner’s counseling license, and a minister’s license. She has been a life coach addressing personal happiness, creativity, and relationships for twelve years. She is also the author of The Debt-Free Spending Plan and How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, or Your Creative Compass. She lives in Burlingame, California.


6 May, 2018

Volpatt

Michael Volpatt is the co-owner and co-founder of Big Bottom Market. For seven years now the Market has been serving the Guerneville community and travelers to California’s Western Sonoma County and has become one of Sonoma’s favorite places to visit.

n addition to his work at the Market, Michael is also a PR guy and has dedicated his time to promoting the Market and the Guerneville community. Michael played an important role in the Market’s Biscuit Mix and Honey bring recognized as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. He also credits the town’s growing number of entrepreneurs for their role in keeping Guerenville gorgeous and making sure that the town keeps its charm while also evolving for the changing community and the modern traveler. The Market has played a role in the ongoing transformation and Michael along with his business partners Kate Larkin and Donna Prowse, are proud to be a part of the growing community.

THE BIG BOTTOM BISCUIT:  Specialty Biscuits and Spreads from Sonoma’s Favorite Market (Running Press/April 2019)  is Michael’s first book.


1 May, 2018

Across the Dark Water, Riders of the Realm Book #1, by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

A new and exciting fantasy novel—the first in a trilogy—from the imagination of Guardian Herd series author Jennifer Lynn Alvarez. Perfect for fans of Lisa McMann’s Going Wild, Brandon Mull’s Wild Born, or Erin Hunter’s Warriors series.

Deep in the jungles of the Realm, the Sandwen clan live amongst deadly spit dragons and hordes of warring giants. But with their winged battle horses, they manage to keep their people safe.

Twelve-year-old Rahkki is a stable groom for the Riders in the Sandwen army, taking care of his brother’s winged stallion. The Sandwens believe they have tamed all the wild pegasi in their land, and turned them into flying warhorses. But when a herd of wild steeds flies over their village, Rahkki and his clanmates are stunned.

Meanwhile, a small herd of pegasi have journeyed across a treacherous ocean to settle in a new, and free, land. Led by Echofrost and Hazelwind, the Storm Herd steeds are unaware of the Sandwens. But when the unthinkable happens, Echofrost and the rest of Storm Herd will have to come to trust the Sandwens, or both may not survive.