On the Line

This is in the #KBWorld Everyday Heroes. I got this opportunity to write in this world and was scared to death of stepping outside my comfort zone. I don’t usually write contemporary romance – though I love it.

I put it aside – though I had a year to write it. I kept saying – oh I need to write it but I have no idea how to do this. I saw her books were written in first person of which I’m not a huge fan. I asked and I didn’t have to write in first person.

I kept putting up roadblocks for myself. Then it came down to two months before it was due. I was like holy crap I need to get this written. So I started writing. First decision – Allison would be an older woman, mature and not overly interested in a new relationship since she got out of a 20 year bad marriage.

From there the story grew and I remembered why I love to write contemporary romance. Each scene fed off the previous but at one point, I wanted them to go on a date – well group date. I asked my daughters for ideas. I didn’t want them to go to dinner or out to a movie. My oldest daughter suggested a scenario and I liked it so I went with it.

When it came time to write the scene I said I need a song. Now I like music and will listen to a lot of varieties of music but within the scope of their setting, I wanted a romantic song which didn’t go over the top. This song was supposed to be a prelude to their first love scene. I got opinions from a lot of people and it came down to a couple of songs. Again I turned to my family because I love music but I’m horrible at remembering names and artists. Since my oldest picked the scene, she piped up and said, I picked the scene, go with this song. I said – okay.

One thing I haven’t talked about much is that Allison is handicapped. She was in an accident which made it hard for her to get around. Chandler from the beginning didn’t seem to notice her handicap. Then as the story went on, he saw her struggle with things like he drove a truck which was hard for her to get into. I liked the evolution of how he didn’t pay attention to her issues but then he starts to realize how it makes her life harder and he wants to make her life easier.

On the Line

On the Line is a mature, contemporary romance written in K Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes World and filled with emergencies and emotional connections.

Sunnyville offered Allison a return to a happy time in her life after leaving her cheating husband. After the drama of a car accident and the failure of her marriage, she wants nothing but peace and quiet.  With the help of her daughters, she’s settled in her new home.  She wants to do her job as a 911 operator and live a quiet life. 

When his father fell off a ladder and his mother called 911, Chandler didn’t realize how much it would impact his life. One look at Allison and he knew he had to convince her to meet his family. But her ex-husband believes she’s still his.  Is Chandler stepping over a line when he uses his computer skills to learn more about her ex? 

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Excerpt

“So… you’re rich,” he said. “Will you be my sugar mama?”

She laughed. “Maybe. Depends…”

“On what?” Chandler asked.

“You’re respectful. I like when you open my door. It makes me feel cared for,” she admitted.

“Good so…”

“I have more than one requirement,” she wiggled her finger at him. “You can cook. My daughters like you.”

“I like this ticking off of my good qualities,” he said.

“You have a good body which I have picture proof of, at least part of your body,” she bit her lip. Before he said anything, she continued, “But I’ve only seen part of your body and I don’t know how well you employ the more interesting parts of your body.”

“You mean my brain, right?” he asked.

“Oh no,” she said. “I promised myself a really good lover when I got rid of my husband and stole half his money.”

As she parked the car, he leaned over and murmured, “Turn the car around and I’ll show you the things I want to do to you.”

“What things?” she swallowed as she turned to him. Heat ripped through her and settled in her gut. She was certain her panties were damp and it wouldn’t take much to push her over the edge.

As their lips were about to touch, Jesse banged on the top of her car. “Come on,” he said. “Do that later. We have darts to throw.”

Chandler growled and fumed at the interruption. Allison bit her lip for a moment and then burst out laughing. “Guess we’ll have to wait awhile for me to discover whether you pass muster in those other areas.”

“I’m gonna kill my brother,” Chandler joined her in laughing.

“That will make it hard for me to discover more about certain attributes,” Allison said.

“Is there a chance of me giving you a demonstration later?” he asked.

“There’s always a possibility,” she said kissing his surprised mouth.

Finding a Christmas Miracle

by Jan Selbourne & Anne Krist

Blurb

Two exceptional novellas featuring two men engulfed in a war no one understands or wants—Vietnam. They’re both hoping for a miracle with little expectation of finding it.

Jan Selbourne lends her award-winning writing talent to Miracle in the Outback. Nick Saunders is in a hurry to escape a family argument and also to return to his Army base in Wagga Wagga. He doesn’t need another complication. Rachel Garth is a woman with a broken down car, a small girl, a deadly snake, and a baby on the way. She needs Nick’s help. He doesn’t know it, but he needs hers, too.

In award-winning author Anne Krist’s The Miracle of Coming Home, Army PFC Tom Stabler wins a trip to his parents’ Nebraska farm for Christmas. He needs the time away from the war. Lately, he’s been feeling lost and too alone. Trouble is, being home is almost as bad. Then Susan Swensen arrives, just as sweet and pretty as he remembers. Can Susan help him find himself again, or will it take a miracle?

My review

Selbourne and Krist created two short stories to touch your heart and make you think of family. Selbourne’s story speaks to destiny. Her characters are real, harsh, and struggle with their lives. You want to reach into the book and help them both.

Krist’s story seems straight forward. Boy goes off to war and becomes lost in the viciousness of it. Girl worries for him and wants nothing more than a moment with him. There’s a twist which was unexpected – no spoilers don’t worry. This twist transformed the story from the expected to the extraordinary.

The writing of these two authors is stellar. They both have good pacing, good character building, and a good plot. This is a quick read which will be well worth your time.

On the Line

by Eileen Troemel

available for preorder Releasing on 1/6/2022

On the Line is a mature, contemporary romance written in K Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes World and filled with emergencies and emotional connections.

Sunnyville offered Allison a return to a happy time in her life after leaving her cheating husband. After the drama of a car accident and the failure of her marriage, she wants nothing but peace and quiet.  With the help of her daughters, she’s settled in her new home.  She wants to do her job as a 911 operator and live a quiet life. 

When his father fell off a ladder and his mother called 911, Chandler didn’t realize how much it would impact his life. One look at Allison and he knew he had to convince her to meet his family. But her ex-husband believes she’s still his.  Is Chandler stepping over a line when he uses his computer skills to learn more about her ex? 

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Goode Pain series

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On sale – only 99¢ through January 31, 2022

By day, Ava Goode is in the insurance game, getting her work done, and being a model employee. But by night, she retreats to her secret world where she Dominates those that seek to submit to her.

This private world gets turned upside down when she starts to receive white roses from an unknown sender and mysterious phone calls. She doesn’t have time for that, trying to focus on her newest obsession–Gabriel Burton. 
Not only is he successful, Gabe works for her father, and dating men in her father’s office is a big no-no. But, it’s hard to resist your deepest desires, especially when they kneel before you and kiss your feet, like a good boy. 

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Ava Goode feels like she’s living in a hazy lusty dream, working at her friend Julius’ BDSM and Swingers Club and then coming home to her sexy man, Gabriel Burton. 
Things are pretty peachy, until she runs in Reichen Shepherd—a bratty submissive new to the club. He catches her eye, their lust for each other obvious, even as she punishes him for his behavior. It soon becomes a dance between them, Ava considering how far she can go, especially without crossing the line of infidelity and hurting the man she loves.

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Ava Goode’s life is getting into a normal groove, entering the spring and over a month after her run in with the mob. She’s ready to throw away the past and embrace the future, which seems to come with the mysterious, albeit sexy, Gideon Shaw, a known rigger and Rope Bunny’s dream man. 
Little does she know that he has more in store for her than just tying her up and making her submit to him, a blackmailer entering the picture—who is Gideon Shaw, really?

Marelo

available for preorder… out on April 2, 2022

Marelo

A sweet fantasy romance. I wrote this one for a group project which I ended up not participating. It was one scene, short and a snippet really. I built it up with the original scene being my last scene.

Marelo studies water dragons. Bandor studies her heart.

Driven to succeed, Marelo focuses on her studies. She doesn’t have time for males claiming her as a mate. She came here to study the dragon’s ancestral home. She will find the evidence she needs while avoiding all males especially Bandor who makes her heart rush.

Bandor takes one look at Marelo and knows she’s his mate. Her haughty demeaner doesn’t put him off. She’s his mate, he’ll do anything to win her. But he has secrets only his mate can know. Can he convince her to be his mate or will it take something more?

All Gone

S. K. White

S. K. White is a lover of Science Fiction and enjoys inventing new worlds and situations for her characters to discover, grow, explore and fall in love in. She treasures writing in her journal and recording thoughts and ideas that flow from the experiences she sees and hears all around her. She uses many of those reflections to create the characters that appear in her novels, and the poetry she writes. S. K. White lives in a small town in the west; she embraces glorious sunsets in the cool evening breeze, and savors the captivating western landscapes that surround her.

Are the newly discovered crop circles an invitation to the second coming or a first contact? Investigative reporter Paige Martin is thrust into a mystery that takes her on a wild adventure of survival, betrayal, and romance. Facing an uncertain future from a chaotic world in turmoil, Paige and a small group escape New York City and struggle to return to Paige’s hometown of Denver. In their attempt to organize and survive in their new reality, Paige discovers betrayal from the man she once loved and trusted. Accepting the end of her relationship with Logan, Paige gives in to her unmistakable attraction for the ruggedly handsome stranger she had befriended and resisted for so long. In Nick’s comforting arms, Paige experiences an unforgettable passion and together they forge an unbreakable bond that they later share with baby, Grace. Unexpectedly, Paige discovers she is not the only one watching over Grace; she shares Grace’s guardianship with a shadowy figure that easily disappears into the darkness. Paige is forced to keep a secret from Nick as they search for answers and survive in a world that could end at any moment.  

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Oric Series

by Lesley Wilson

Oric and the Alchemist’s Key book 1

Returning to the manor after an early morning foraging errand, Oric finds his home alight, the inhabitants dead, and his mentor mortally wounded.

The old man relinquishes a key, warning Oric that a terrible disaster will surely occur should it fall into wrong hands. The alchemist also hints of great wealth, but he dies before he can impart any further information.

In his quest to unravel the mystery surrounding the alchemist’s key, Oric experiences many challenging adventures before a surprising and lifechanging conclusion is reached.

Oric and the Lockton Castle Mystery book 2

Lockton Castle is in the grip of a mysterious epidemic. Recently promoted to the position of apothecary, Oric is sent to administer to the sick. Upon his arrival at the castle, he suspects something far more sinister is afoot. The dangerous secret he unearths, sends him racing back home to Bayersby Manor.

An elderly soothsayer adds to the tension, prophesying that a plague of demons is about to descend upon the earth. Wondering what the old woman hopes to gain, Oric attempts to calm the terrified locals. Ignoring his advice, gentry, tradespeople, and peasants, leave their homes in droves.

The situation rapidly worsens, and Oric battles to save all that he holds most dear.

Oric and the Web of Evil book 3

After years of seeking his identity, Oric discovers who he is. He reluctantly claims his inheritance and takes up residence on his poverty-stricken estate.

Fearing their new master to be yet another tyrannical landowner, local peasants and tenant farmers remain surly and uncommunicative. A would-be herbalist, and part time fortune- teller, exacerbates the situation by doing everything in her power to discredit Oric.

Son of Lockton Castle’s former illegal owner, seethes over his father’s death and the loss of his home. Determined to wreak revenge, he spreads a web of evil that encompasses the entire district. Oric takes every eventuality in his stride – until his ladylove is kidnapped. Upon receipt of a ransom note, his fury knows no bounds.

On sale from Dec 1 to Dec 24

99¢ each or $2.50 for all 3

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Book purchase links:

Oric and the Alchemist’s Key:

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Oric-Alchemists-Key-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01MDP4HLN

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Oric and the Lockton Castle Mystery:

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Oric and the Web of Evil:

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Helle Gade

Helle Gade lives in Denmark with her little diva dog. She is a poet, hobby photographer, nocturnal creature, avid reader and chocolate addict. She has been fortunate to work with a bunch of brilliant authors and photographers on The Mind’s Eye series and signed with Butterdragons Publishing.
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Find yourself on a journey where your heart is touched and your soul feels connected. Discover love, sorrow, and beauty with each new poem by this award-winning author.
Poesi
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This new edition contains an award-winning collection of poems will draw you in with their beauty and elegance. Encourage self-reflection and help you on your journey to find yourself. Deeply felt and from the heart this collection showcases the authors immense talent as she celebrates the true emotions in each of us.
How to Tame A Wild Tempest
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This collection of poems celebrates all facets of love. From romance and passion to heartbreak and loss, it is all a deep part of understanding what love is, and what love can be. Join this phenomenal, award-winning author as she carries you through your inner self, discovering your deepest emotions and pulls them from you with her beauty and rawness of the written word.
Dolce Amore
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Inside each of us is a deep struggle, one that some embrace, and others ignore. This collection of deeply moving poems gives you an eyesight to the darkest place your mind can take you and shows the true struggle with one’s own mind. Through the pain and sorrow this award-winning author connects her soul to yours in a beautiful melody of words that will leave you with a deeper insight than most are prepared for.
Fighter
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CAL

CAL

Secrets and Lies Series Book 1

CalI knew her only as Carmen, the little hottie from a night of passion in Vegas, the love of my life!15 years later after tracking down a cyber thief who has stolen millions from me and my family, I’m holding a gun to her head thanks to her dumb-ass son! Only he’s not just her son… secrets are exposed and just when I think things can’t get any worse? The Cartel are after them.

Lily My teenage son leaves a trail of destruction in his wake, the latest, stealing millions from a Mafia family. Cal the sexy man from my past comes barreling back into my life, as if it isn’t chaotic enough, he’s holding a gun to my head.My ex-lover is now my savior, only I’m not sure he can handle the number of secrets and chaotic baggage we bring.

*The first book of five in the ‘Secrets and Lies Series’ based around the O’Connell family. They are part of an Irish Mafia family. Each book follows the story of one of the five brothers.

A Death in Bloomsbury

David C Dawson

Everyone has secrets… but some are fatal.

1932, London. Late one December night Simon Sampson stumbles across the body of a woman in an alleyway. Her death is linked to a plot by right-wing extremists to assassinate the King on Christmas Day. Simon resolves to do his patriotic duty and unmask the traitors.

But Simon Sampson lives a double life. Not only is he a highly respected BBC radio announcer, but he’s also a man who loves men, and as such must live a secret life. His investigation risks revealing his other life and with that imprisonment under Britain’s draconian homophobic laws of the time. He faces a stark choice: his loyalty to the King or his freedom.

This is the first in a new series from award-winning author David C. Dawson. A richly atmospheric novel set in the shadowy world of 1930s London, where secrets are commonplace, and no one is quite who they seem.

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