Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sizzling Summer Sales!

Thanks to author Marie Higgins for gathering together this wonderful line-up of authors who have some amazing discounts on their novels. This promo goes from June 24th to the 28th and all of them are priced at just $0.99.

If you find a book you enjoy, we hope you will take the time to give the author a nice review and maybe check out their other books.
Bella Notte (YA Paranormal) 
by Jesse Kimmel Freeman

Vampires? Check. Werewolves? Check. Death prophecy to hang over your head? Double check. Seventeen year old Emma Hutchinson struggles to find her place in the world she has been born to as she tries to decide whether she should be with Michael, the boy she has been dreaming about since she was three or if she belongs with Dominic, her betrothed.

DISCOUNT - $0.99 (Regular price $3.99) Click to buy on Kindle

 The Sweetest Kiss (Regency Sweet Romance) 
by Marie Higgins


Lord Trey Worthington isn’t about to give his heart to a woman. He does not want a marriage like his parents. But when his mother brings a childhood acquaintance into the home to sponsor into society, Trey has to get Miss Faraday trained properly. The more he gets to know Judith, the more he yearns for something he doesn’t dare reach for. Judith is after a faithful husband—something Trey has been convinced most of his life he’ll never become.

Judith Faraday is only after one thing—to marry her Naval Officer and enjoy a life full of love. She’s doubtful her dream will ever come true while living as the ward to the dowager duchess. However, the longer Judith is with the dowager’s son, Trey, an attraction blossoms. Judith now wonders if God has different plans for her life, because Trey doesn’t believe in the sanctity of marriage…the very thing Judith cannot do without.
 DISCOUNT  - $0.99  (regular price $3.99)   Click to buy on Kindle

Waiting For You (Ghost story / Time-travel Sweet romance)
by Marie Higgins
When a beautiful woman claiming to be a ghost from 1912 appears in Nick Marshal’s new office and begs for help in solving her murder, he’s intrigued enough to consider her plea. A scandal that rocked Hollywood almost destroyed his law practice, so taking on a client who insists she’s dead seems a good way to refresh his career. The more history he uncovers, the deeper he falls for the ghost. Abigail Carlisle believes Nick is her heart’s true desire, but how can happily ever after happen when she’s already dead?
DISCOUNT - $0.99  (regular price $3.99) click to buy on Kindle

Marry Me for Money (Contemporary Romance)
by Mia Kayla

Leaving her small town behind, Bethany Casse moves to Chicago in search of a new life. Working at a top financial bank brings her into contact with two men who are as different as night and day. 

Kent Plack, heir to Plack Industries, has no interest in being with a woman for longer than one night. A spoiled and lazy man-whore, he is completely content with his playboy lifestyle, and Beth is surprised when they form an unlikely friendship.
Brian Burcham, a finance banker, is gorgeous and respectful. A man plucked from Beth’s dreams, he is definite husband material. Unfortunately, Beth has a hard rule against dating coworkers, but Brian is determined to change her mind. 
When a deadbeat mother and money problems follow her to Chicago, Beth is offered a solution that could fix everything. Marrying for money seems simple enough, but when lines become blurred, Beth faces difficult choices, making her realize that the easy way out just made her life even harder than before. 
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Cornered / Ocean Mist Book Two (Young Adult)
by Brenda Maxfield

Seventeen-year-old Courtney Phillips is striving to earn an internship to escape from her unhappy home. But when her mother becomes ill, Courtney is stuck caring for her rebellious sister, Tiffany, and her little brother—until Tiffany runs off to live with their dead-beat dad.
Track star Keegan Hank’s current girlfriend is cheating on him, but having fallen for him herself, Courtney is afraid to tell her best friend the truth. When Keegan discovers that Courtney withheld the facts about his girlfriend, he rejects her apologies.

Courtney finally lands an interview for her dream internship, but mysterious calls from Tiffany spell trouble. Courtney must now find a way to win Keegan’s love and rescue her sister without jeopardizing her own future.

  DISCOUNT $0.99 (regular price $3.99)  Buy on Kindle   Barnes & Noble  Smashwords
The Return / Ocean Mist Book Three (Young Adult)
by Brenda Maxfield

Following her mother’s death, Tiffany’s missing father reappears intending to take control of both her and her brother. Tough and rebellious, Tiffany doesn’t take kindly to meddling jerks and insists that neither she nor her little brother needs help, especially from the likes of him.

Tiffany plots her escape, but her plans become tangled when Jason, a new student whose past is shrouded in rumors, moves to Ocean Mist. Despite her intention to remain aloof, Tiffany falls for him and is driven to discover his secret.

When Tiffany’s brother sides with their father, Tiffany decides to run. But where can she go? Can she desert both her brother and Jason?
DISCOUNT $0.99 (regular price $3.99)  Buy on Kindle
A Little Trouble in Big Sky (sweet romance)
by Stacey Coverstone

Taylor doesn't expect her reluctant homecoming to include a murder, a ghost…and romance with the ranch foreman.

Photographer Taylor Young fled to L.A. following her sister's betrayal six years ago. Now Jamie's dead, Mama has broken a hip in a drunken fall, and Taylor's stepfather has begged her to return to her family's Montana ranch to make amends.

After a bitter divorce, Brett Austin, foreman of the Slash Y Ranch, believes horses are more of a sure thing than women. But undeniable chemistry with the boss's daughter convinces him it's time to take another chance at love.

When Taylor's mother insists Jamie's death was not suicide-a theory confirmed by Jamie's ghost-Taylor wonders who could have wanted her sister dead. With a list of suspects as long as her camera strap, she needs an ally. Could that person be a tall drink of water in a cowboy hat?

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Hearts on the Run (sweet romance)
by Stacey Coverstone

You can run, but you can't hide from love...

Cole Roberts has been unlucky in love--twice--and he's sworn not to get involved again. Renovating the New Mexico family horse business into a guest ranch is a good distraction, until the ranch's new masseuse arrives. Captivating but secretive, the brown-eyed beauty intrigues him.

Three years ago, Lindy Grainger testified against a murderer and landed in witness protection. Her latest identity is masseuse at a guest ranch, but how long before she must reinvent herself--again? She can't get involved with anyone, no matter how big-hearted and charming he is.

Cole's heart can't take another rejection. Lindy has to steer clear of relationships. But as their attraction grows, a murderer bent on revenge closes in, and Lindy must trust Cole with her secret or lose him. Will the truth set her free, or tear them apart?

 DISCOUNT $0.99 (regular price $2.99)   Buy on Kindle

Still the One (Romantic Comedy)

by Joan Reeves
Burke Winslow needed a wife--but he didn't have his ex in mind for the job. This funny, sexy romp proves when there's love, passion never dies, it just smolders away until you toss some gasoline on it. Burke and Ally provide that gasoline when they find themselves locked in a marriage of--inconvenience. DISCOUNT $0.99 (regular price $3.99) Buy on Kindle

Champion of the Heart (Medieval Romance)
by Laurel O'Donnell

Fox Mercer vows revenge on those who unjustly stripped his father of his knighthood and his lands, including the Lady Jordan Ruvane whom he once called friend. Forced to abandon his rightful place in society, Fox becomes an outcast known as the Black Fox. He steals what he needs to live, hiding in the decaying ruins of a haunted castle he once called home, determined to one day regain what is rightfully his.

Lady Jordan Ruvane is the protector of the orphaned children of her village. When she loses one of her children because the Black Fox steals the medicinal herbs that would have saved the child, Jordan vows to capture her old childhood friend and bring him to justice.

In a twist of fate, Jordan is the one who becomes the captive. Old flames are ignited and an undeniable firestorm of buried passion is unleashed. But sinister secrets from their childhood are also revealed, threatening their future. Can Fox conquer the dark mystery of the past and truly become the champion of his lady's heart?

Champion of the Heart is an exciting medieval romance filled with dark secrets and haunted castles, villainous betrayal and heartbreaking tragedy, honor and family loyalty -- and a love that conquers all.

DISCOUNT $0.99 (regular price $2.99)

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Fool's Gold (Time-travel Romance)
by Melissa Lynne Blue

Does a future exist for a man out of time?

Charleston 1870…In far too deep with a dangerous man, Jacob Langston has twenty-four hours to repay hefty gambling debts or his family will be harmed.
Desperate for funds, Jacob goes in search of the lost Confederate bullion rumored to be buried in the woods outside of Charleston. Trapped in a wicked storm, he soon realizes the fool’s errand he’s embarked upon. Before he can escape the woods he is caught in a bizarre cascade of events that throws him 150 years into the future. There he is given aide by the warm-hearted Sage Martin… a woman as lovely as she is kind. Jacob can’t help but be drawn to the idea of a future in her future. However, he is plagued by the threats made against his brothers, and knows he could never embrace a life in which those he loved were left to suffer because of his weakness. Though he longs to stay with Sage, Jacob remains driven to return to his own time and rectify his wrongs, whatever the personal cost.

After a lifetime chasing after fool’s gold can he finally grasp the treasure his lonely heart has been searching for? Or is he doomed to pay the ultimate price for the foolishness of youth? 
DISCOUNT $0.99  (regular price $2.99)  Buy on Kindle 
Edge of Time (Time-travel Romance)
by Melissa Lynne Blue

Jilted by her fiancé, Marissa is done with men until fate steps in and she finds that Craig Langston may be more man than she can resist.

Marissa is a high energy independent career woman of the 21st century who finds herself on a collision course with destiny when she is thrown 144 years into the past. Confederate Officer Dr. Craig Langston is an enticing man that any woman would long to fall in love with, and now Marissa is torn between rampant desire, for the man ignites her very soul, and a longing to return home. 

Can she find it within herself to embrace a new life in the arms of her Confederate officer or will more sinister forces intervene before she can discover what may be the greatest love of all time?

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Disappear (Romantic Suspense)
by Mary Martinez

After two years undercover as an FBI agent to infiltrate a crime organization and discover the identity of a hit man, Tyler Beckett’s cover is blown. Tyler’s new assignment is to protect the only witness who can identify the mysterious killer. If only he didn’t find her so attractive. Each day it becomes harder to keep his objective, especially since he knows the interest is mutual.

Keira Cavanaugh is the only witness to a hit ordered by a crime boss.  The safe house is compromised and the same hit man shoots Tyler. Fearing Tyler is dead, Keira plans revenge on the crime organization. She must fake her own suicide in order to survive.

When Tyler discovers what Keira plans, he realizes he must stop her before he loses her for good.
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 Three Brides and a Dress (Women's Fiction)
by Mary Martinez
Hi, my name is Bella and I'm one of Heidi by Design signature creations. I'm a wedding dress. Someday I'll find a young bride with stars in her eyes and dreams of a future with her groom. I can imagine it now. The groom standing at the altar waiting, his gaze fixed to the door where his bride will appear and then walk toward him. I'll hug her curves and she'll shimmer and shine with the promise of what their life will be.
It all sounds simple and easy, doesn't it?
My journey is more of a zig zag than a top stitch along a straight seam as I search for the perfect bride who is my soul mate.
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Bareback for Cowboy (Sensual Romance)
by Lawna Mackie

Champion Steer Wrestler, Cade Galloway has no time for women, and certainly no time for babysitting the ugly duckling he remembers from his youth. His mother assures him the young lady has grown up since he last saw her, but he doesn’t hear. He needs to put all his energy into winning the competition at the Calgary Stampede.

Sophia Randall, strikingly gorgeous in a small black dress and stilettos departs the plane from Paris looking for her childhood crush. The cowboy who used to babysit her is to again watch out for her during this visit. She hopes the short vacation will ease the pain of losing her mother. Confident and independent, she has only one weakness. Cade. Knowing this might be her only chance with him, she throws caution to the wind.
The explosive brilliance of the nightly fireworks can’t compare to the sexual sparks between them. But life calls, leaving each on a different continent.

Are the hot sexy nights and days spent together enough to melt the rugged cowboy’s heart or has Sophia just added more pain to injury?

DISCOUNT $0.99 (regular price $3.72)  Buy on Kindle
Enchantment (Fantasy Romance)
by Lawna Mackie

Stumbling into the world of Enchantment brought Meeka everything she’d been searching for. Peace. Magic. A gorgeous knight in shining armor.
Kerrigan knows he should banish her from Enchantment, it’s his duty as the dragon-shifting Enforcer. But one thing stands in the way…his overwhelming desire for Meeka.
Can Kerrigan keep Meeka safe as his enemies strive to turn her into a weapon that will destroy all he is bound to protect? Or will their passion override duty?

DISCOUNT $0.99 (regular price $3.81) Buy on Kindle
Redeemed / The Evolution Series (Historical Romance)
by Jill Hughey

Can a quiet widow help a damaged, secretive man find redemption?
Doeg has only two requirements in a wife and upon meeting Philantha he knows she is the one who will fulfill them. However, she has a requirement of her own that tests and eventually breaks the barriers Doeg has maintained around himself for decades. They struggle during the day to revitalize his estate while the night-time awakening of their passion leads to binding love and redemption beyond their wildest imaginings. When an unexpected threat to Philantha emerges, Doeg rises to the challenge, throwing off the shackles of his past once and for all.

Travel to Bavaria in 834 where Redeemed combines the best elements of historical romance with an exciting new setting. Book Two in the Evolution Series
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Creator of Worlds / Paranormal Fantasy 
by Ryan Murphy

Dr. Shirley Gallagher and her team of astronomers and analysts make the most astonishing discovery in human history. While on her way to brief the President of the United States, Shirley’s life is cut short in a horrific accident. Her death only marks the beginning of a much greater journey.

Born into her new life as a spirit, all of Shirley’s questions regarding the afterlife are answered, but they’re far from what she expected. Furthermore, she finds herself completely unprepared to learn of her purpose in this new world.

Thrust into a war with the Angeli, beings who helped create the human spirit, she learns that her spirit body has evolved, making her the only one physically capable of stopping the invading force. She must race through the heavens against time, a powerful evil spirit, alien beings, and demons to save the earth, the human race, and every human spirit from annihilation.

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The Incorrigible Mr. Lumley (Regency Romance)
by Aileen Fish

Stubborn. Hard-headed. Single-minded. The qualities that make David Lumley a successful horse breeder are put to work befriending Lady Joanna Hurst with less than noble intentions. He’s tenacious in his pursuit of the answers he seeks.

Lady Joanna falls fast and hard for the handsome, witty and charming Mr. Lumley after her brother’s ultimatum to find a husband by the end of the Season. He is everything she imagined a husband could be, and more. Blissfully unaware of the conflict between their fathers, she believes he’ll declare his love soon. Then she overhears a conversation between Mr. Lumley and her brother, and all of Mr. Lumley’s tenacity will be needed if he’s to win back her heart.

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With This Ring (Contemporary Romance)
by E. Ayers
DeeDee Drayden doesn’t believe in a happily ever after, even though her passion is designing wedding gowns. Cody Montgomery, heir to a fortune, is hiding in a small town raising seven children after two failed marriages. With his hands full, he’s sworn off women. But when Cody ends up being a silent partner and CFO of DeeDee’s fledgling bridal business, his eyes are on more than the bottom line. Do they dare mix business with pleasure to find their own happily ever after?

DISCOUNT $0.99 (regular $3.99)  Buy on US Kindle   UK Kindle

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Yes, I'm Still Out Here!


It's been a long time! Too long...

Does anybody else out there wonder which social media platform to pay more attention to? I'm not even sure if I classify my website as a social media platform, but I guess it is. It's all overwhelming. Do I focus on Facebook, making posts that way, or perhaps it Twitter, or maybe it's making another newsletter? I've just started Tumblr but I'm not sure why. I can't figure out how to gain any followers that way...I'm sure it's my inability to understand what is being followed.

To find enough time to do it all seems impossible! However, I keep plugging along. If anybody out there can shed some insight on the whole situation I'd be grateful! Somebody would have to read this first. LOL

Besides hoping somebody will read my blog post, I wanted to let everyone know that I've finally got both my published books back from my publishers.

ENCHANTMENT came back from Muse It Up Publishing and IMPOSSIBLE TO HOLD came back from Liquid Silver Publishing (I asked to have the rights back for both of them). It was a valuable experience for me to have learned a bit about the publishing world.

The truth of the matter is that I make more money from self-publishing than I did through the publishers. I figure if I have to pay for marketing and promotions, then the majority of the money should be coming back to me. It's not rocket science.

So...I have IMPOSSIBLE TO HOLD with a new cover ready to go free this Wednesday, December 11, 2013! I'm excited about that, and I can't wait to hear what people have to say about it. It's a great way to gather reviews and I think that's important. Here's a link if you want to pick up your FREE COPY.

ENCHANTMENT also has a new cover and I have to say it's my favorite of all my books so far!

Let me know what you think!

I have one last question. I want to know what type of contest I could run to get reviews for Enchantment. Any suggestions, and what kind of prize would people like?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


My romantic fantasy PERFECT MISFITS is going free tomorrow March 20, 2013 for five days on Amazon.

When I put Quinn's Christmas Wish up for free in November I managed to hit #1 in Historical Romance for free kindle books! It would be awesome to do that again. The best part of course was hearing from everyone who enjoyed the book!

If you might happen to like sexy gargoyles and tough little pixies this might work for you. It's a hot romance with a happy ever after ending and of course like most of my works I have some very interesting critters especially Rogue, the gargdog.

So if you haven't had a chance to purchase Perfect Misfits, tomorrows your day! Please help me spread the word.


SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER and I'll enter your name in my contest for a chance to win a copy of one of my books and an extra special gift!

Ryder, commander of the Levarian legion of gargoyles, has a problem. He keeps dreaming on duty…and falling…neither of which gargoyles ever do. Every dream is of the same woman, and every time, it brings on red-hot, searing pain in the crescent-shaped scar on his palm. Driven to find the woman and the reason for his bizarre dreams, he lets himself fall…

…right through to a place he never knew existed…to the woman of his dreams.

Labeled a misfit, Tempest was snatched away as a child and imprisoned in the hidden realm of Misfit Mountain. Locked up by Fedor, the ruler of the kingdom, who intends to take her as his bride, she has no choice but to brave the dangerous snow and ice of the Mountain to escape. Despairing, faced with the impossible choices of Fedor or death, love is the last thing on her mind, until Ryder snatches her from the air and into a whole new realm of feeling.

Can Ryder find the key to freeing her and save them both?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Book Signing At CHAPTERS Today!

My first BIG book signing is today! I'm in Calgary at the Chinook Center mall from 1-5 this afternoon promoting my Christmas book QUINN'S CHRISTMAS WISH!
I'm trying not to be nervous! I'm sure everything will go well :-)
Thanks everyone!
Season's Greetings!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Angel's Assassin ~ Medieval Romance At Its Finest!

I can't say that I've ever know anyone from Warwickshire, England! Welcome Samantha Holt. It's nice to have you visiting today.

Wow, that's quite the cover. I know I'll be heading over to pick up this free book today. Well, lets jump on in and find out a little bit more about you.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it what would you say?

The Angel’s Assassin is a historical romance set in 11th Century England. It’s an exploration of the anti-hero and whether or not love can change him. It looks briefly at some of the events in history at the time but at its heart, it’s the connection between my hero and heroine that drives the story.

What genre would you place your books into?

I write historical romances, or more specifically medieval romances. Haven’t tried Regency or anything else yet!

What made you decide to write that genre of book?

I’m not sure when it happened but I developed a great love for reading medieval romances in the past few years. I love all romances but medieval always stuck with me. I think generally it’s because the blend action with romance and I adore history. When I finally sat down to write, it seemed the most natural thing for me to do.

Do you have a favourite out of the books you have written? If so why is it your favourite?

 The Crimson Castle was my first, and most successful, book to date. Honestly if I wrote it again, I’d do a lot different but I think it will always hold a special place in my heart. My writing has developed since then and I believed it was going to be my one and only book so I tried to cram a lot into it. That said, there are still bits that I read back to myself and just love. The dialogue between Gabriel and Evelyn still gets me sometimes and I struggle to remember that it was me who actually wrote it!

Do you have a favourite character from your books? Why are they your favourite?

Currently Nicholas from The Angel’s Assassin is my favourite. I tend to fall in love with my heroes and I enjoyed creating his journey from bad to good. However, I’m sure it won’t be long until he’s replaced in my heart by my latest hero from the next book I’m writing.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Trying to balance the marketing side of things with the writing side! I still haven’t perfected it. Today I spent about 4 hours answering emails and writing blog posts and about 45 minutes actually writing. Things have been a little hectic recently as I’m just finishing up a blog tour but I hope to get into a better routine of things and get back to what I really enjoy (writing books!) soon.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see play the role of you and why?

I grew up being told I was like Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe from friends - I’m blonde and I guess we look a little alike (though she’s a good deal older than me!). I can come across as quite buoyant and I think people mistake that for ditsiness but those that know me will know I’m quite a control freak and can be fairly serious at times. I’m not sure I’d like her to play me though, as much as I love her as an actress. Sienna Miller is my girl crush; she has the most gorgeous ‘girl next door’ beauty, so I’d be quite happy for her to play me!

What piece of advice would you give to a new writer?

I answer this question a lot and my advice changes frequently as I’m still forever learning new things but very basically, keep writing, ignore what others are doing and don’t compare yourself to them. Also become friends with other authors - the vast majority of them will bend over backwards to help and I’ve learned a lot from them.

Would you share a deep dark secret about you with us?

I’m terrible about keeping secrets (my own that is!). I’m a little too forthright at times and everything tends to come out so I don’t think I have any. It’s a bit sad really, I’d quite like a deep, dark secret.

Samantha Holt is the author of several medieval romances including the bestseller, The Crimson Castle, and a series of historical erotic shorts. She lives in Warwickshire, England with her twin girls and occasionally her husband, who works abroad. She credits her ability to write about romance to his long absences! You can follow Samantha on Facebook for new releases, free stories and giveaways.

Her latest book, The Angel’s Assassin, is available to download for free on Amazon on the 31st October - 1st November.

As a rebellion sweeps England, Lady Annabel finds her home overrun by rebels. Much to her relief, a dark knight comes to her rescue, claiming to have been sent to protect her by her uncle.

But Nicholas holds a secret about the job he was sent to do and it is a far cry from what Annabel believes it to be. As the attraction between them grows, Nicholas begins to question the dark life he has lived. But is it enough to change him and will Annabel ever trust again after learning the true nature of his sinful duty?