Monday, June 20, 2016

Virtual Tour w/Giveaway: The Champion of Baresh by Susan Grant


An all-new, stand-alone tale of two improbable lovers, their daring secret, 
and the gamble destined to alter the course of their worlds forever!


The Champion of Barésh
Star World Frontier #1
By: Susan Grant
Released May 26, 2016


RITA-winner Susan Grant is back with an all-new, stand-alone tale of two improbable lovers, their daring secret, and the gamble destined to alter the course of their worlds forever!

She was playing with fire...

Jemm Aves battles to keep her dreams alive on a dead-end world. Working for the mines by day, she’s a successful bajha player at night, disguised as a male to be allowed to compete in the colony’s dangerous underworld where club owners will go to extremes to retain the best players. Every win puts her one small step closer to her goal: saving enough to escape Barésh with her family. When a nobleman from one of the galaxy’s elite families recruits her to be a star player for his team, it's because he doesn't know her secret. Her ruse proves to be her most perilous game yet when it puts both their lives—and her heart—at risk.

Prince Charming he was not...

Prince Klark is eager to reverse his reputation as the black sheep of the Vedla clan, a family as famous for its wealth and power as it is for being a bastion of male-dominated tradition. If his bajha team can win the galactic title it would go a long way toward restoring the family honor that his misdeeds tarnished. He travels to Barésh to track down an amateur who’s risen to the top of the seedy world of street bajha, offering the commoner a chance of a lifetime: a way off that reeking space rock for good. But his new player comes with a scandalous secret that turns his plans and his beliefs upside down. He sets out to win a very different prize—his champion’s reluctant heart.

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Sir Vedla reached for her hand and pulled her to her feet. His golden eyes were as warm as dome-rise on the badlands. “You think I’m sending you home without an offer?” he purred in his smooth brogue.
She tugged off her helmet and tried to make sense of the bewilderment in his eyes. “I know the kind of players ya need for your team. I’m flattered ya thought I had a chance, though.”
“I have every intention of inviting you to play for Team Eireya, Kes. I thought that much was obvious.”
It took every ounce of restraint not to let loose and scream. “You do?”
“Of course! I could not be more pleased. You played an excellent match—against my best player. In fact, for a moment there at the end I thought you had him. It had me on the edge of my seat. Oh, and when you slapped him back…” Sir Vedla clapped his hands. “Bravo.”
Skeet laughed. “Whose side are you on, sir?” he pretended to complain.
“Your first time with regulation rules, too. It could not have gone better. You exceeded every expectation. Well done, Kes. Truly. Well done.”
It was a blur after that, the genuine congratulations and pats on the back from the two pros, the thanks from members of the crew who had stayed for the entertainment, all while so many thoughts tumbled through her head. Would she train here? Or, away? If it was away, she would have to tell her supervisor. They would fire her, of course, and her feelings on that were a jumble of relief and nerves. What about Ma and Button? What would she tell them? How long before she would be able to have them join her? And Nico… She loved her brother but if he had access to all the money she would be paid while she was gone, well, he could be a wee bit too free-spending. She would need to make arrangements with Sir Vedla to make sure the family had what it needed while she was away. She would ask him to leave out a percentage so Nico did not have access to all of it, and go off knowing that her family was taken care of until they were reunited.
She was so immersed in her thoughts that she did not realize she had followed the men into the locker room until Xirri started shrugging off his boots and bajha suit, and then his underclothing as he walked, bare-bottomed to the showers. All three men had been exercising most of the day and now were eager to clean up for dinner.
“You’re probably hungry,” she heard the Vash say. He was stripping off his clothing also.
“I’m hungry, aye.” As much as she wanted to take advantage of her disguise to see how closely he measured up to her preconceived notions, she didn’t take a gander. She was better than that. Wasn’t she? She pretended to adjust the strap of her gear bag that she had dropped onto a bench made from a slab of polished real tree wood.
“Help yourself to the showers, then. Afterward, we will dine and discuss the rest of the details.”
She nodded, not trusting her voice, and unzipped her bag to fetch her towel. It was covered in Nico’s dried blood. She yanked the zipper closed before anyone noticed.
The sound of bare feet padding on the soft floor circled around to her. The Vash was naked—to the waist, she realized with a peek lower, and he was incredible: lean and muscled, broad in shoulder and chest, narrowing to tight hips and a skin-tight pair of black undershorts leaving hopelessly little to the imagination.
She had used less effort moving a canister weighed down with ore than it took to drag her eyes from that body.



Q & A with Susan Grant

What books/authors have influenced your writing?
 When I first started writing, it was Catherine Asaro’s Skolian Empire series and Susan Elisabeth Phillips’s books. I have loved Kristin Hannah’s stories, especially her early paranormals. Recently, Hugh Howey’s Silo series and Paullina Simmons. I also tend to love quirky literary SF novels like Station Eleven and The Age of Miracles, and epic apocalyptic tales like Lucifer’s Hammer. But I read so widely that the influence is also wide. On the other hand, I’m a slow reader and am very picky. I probably get to a lot less books than most.

What’s you next project?
 Now that I’m indie, I’m having the time of my life writing because I can go in any direction I want. I’m working on a short for a fun project with some of the other authors from the Sci-Fi Romance Brigade. The collection is called Pets in Space, and that pretty much sums up the stories. Mine will take place in the Star Series/Star World Frontier world, a royal alien, a commoner Earthling, and the pet who brings them together. I’m also working on the next Star World Frontier book, and also the first installment in an alien abduction trilogy. Very exciting.

Your favorite book by you or another author
 My favorite book by me is The Champion of Barésh. I’m proud of how it came out, and loved the characters and their world. If readers can be patient, the story will reward them with many emotions. Save the book for when you’re in the mood for an immersive experience with your favorite beverage and a comfy chair. My current favorite by another author is...okay, have to pick just one...the Silo series by Hugh Howey.

Have you ever had one character you wanted to go one way with but after the book was done the character was totally different.
 Ha. Yes. My characters get a lot of say in my stories. They can be quite helpful. We hang out together all day and create. But every once in a while one will flat-out surprise me. For instance, Uncle Yul in The Champion of Barésh. That’s all I’ll say. :)

 When you are in writer mode, music or no music? If music, do you have a playlist
 My stories incubate in my head. That’s when I love to listen to music. It inspires me. Each book has had its own playlist. I’ve wanted to list the songs on my website to add to the reader experience, but have not yet had the time to do that. When I’m writing, the actual typing part, no, no music. Sometimes BrainFM, though, if I’m distracted, or a dog is barking and annoying me.

Who was your favorite hero/heroine?
 That’s like asking a mom to pick her favorite child! I love them all! But, okay, I’ll play. The heroine is a tie between Brit Bandar from Moonstruck and Jemm Aves from The Champion of Barésh. My favorite hero is a tie between Finn Rorkken from Moonstruck and Ché Vedla from The Star Princess.






Susan Grant is a New York Times bestselling author who enjoys being able to indulge her love of travel and adventure by piloting jumbo jets around the globe. Her careers as a commercial pilot and air force pilot have provided endless inspiration for her books. Susan is the author of The Star King, launch book of her popular Star series about a spacefaring Earth family, as well as the RITA-winning novel Contact. Her new series debuts in 2016 with The Champion of Barésh. Susan and her family live in the scenic foothills of northern California.
Love to arm-chair travel? Sit down, strap in, and visit Susan's Come Fly With Me blog at her website




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Book Tour Grand Finale w/Giveaway: The Bridal Bouquet by Tara Randel

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Book Tour Grand Finale for The Bridal Bouquet By Tara Randel
We hope you enjoyed getting to know more about flower shop owner Kady and undercover DEA agent Dylan as they face someone who threatens Kady's life and the possibility of finding love. If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now...
Launch - Author Interview
What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?
I love to read and any book that makes me sigh at the end is a keeper. As an author, I want to sweep readers away to a world they can lost in. With The Bridal Bouquet, I wanted to write a story that makes readers laugh, sigh and worry about the welfare of my characters. This book delivers all.
Rockin' Book Reviews - Author Interview & Review
4. You are the author of ten novels, correct? Which novel did you find the most enjoyable to write? In what ways?
Twelve, actually. It sounds so weird to say that. I’ve enjoyed writing the Heartwarming books, mostly because I love romance and weddings, so it’s a good mix. Honestly, The Bridal Bouquet was probably my favorite. I loved the premise from the beginning, which gave me lots of ways to go in the story. I also loved the suspense element. This added layer gave me areas to explore that I had so much fun with. I also write mysteries, so the more I work on these types of books, the more fun I have.
Also, I had a blast creating the hero’s brothers. The family dynamics took off out of the blue and I gladly went for the ride. I never expected the boys to take over. Maybe they’ll have their own stories in the future...
“This was a delightfully, refreshingly, “clean” story about a woman obsessed about winning a floral convention entry. It wasn’t just vanity, she had a lot depending on it. It would affect the rest of her life! . . . I totally loved it!”
underneath the covers - The Language of Flowers
Because of her love for flowers, Kady is convinced that discovering the personalities of her bride and groom is the important first step. Some brides know right away what their floral theme will be, but for others, Kady quizzes the couple to help with the final decision. What is their outlook on love, romance and marriage? Do certain colors have an emotional response for the couple? Upon gathering all the information, Kady then picks the perfect flowers to personalize the special day.
Mel's Shelves - Creating the Perfect Wedding...from the Florists Point of View
In The Bridal Bouquet, Kady’s dream is to take the family floral shop into the world of weddings. Love and romance may not be on the table for Kady at the beginning of the story, but her love for flowers remains steady throughout, a plus when coming up with fresh ideas for her clients.
Becky on Books - Author Interview & Review
Where did the inspiration for this book come from?
This is the fourth book in The Business of Weddings series. My editor and I discussed coming up with three wedding professionals for this book contract and the first one was a florist. I knew I wanted to have suspense elements in this story, so I plotted with this in mind. I love hunky, Alpha males and the DEA hero in this book fits the bill! Also, researching flowers was lovely. The history behind bouquets is quite interesting.
"A sweet romance with a touch of romantic suspense–a fun read!"
JoJo's Corner - Review
"I absolutely LOVE wedding stories and Tara Randel’s The Business of Weddings series is one of my favorites! . . . This novel is full of humor, memorable characters and romance combined with elements of suspense. I give The Bridal Bouquet 5 long stemmed roses out of 5!"
Bookworm Lisa - Review
"As a reader, you know most of the things going on behind the scenes, just waiting for the characters to discover them. For me, it helped to cheer them on and hope that everyone is happy when it all comes out in the open. I really can't say a lot more, because I like this book and am giving it a high recommendation."
EskieMama Reads - The History of Flowers and Weddings
Today, weddings are as different and special as a bride’s vision. There are so many reasons a bride picks certain flowers; personal taste, sentiment, elegance, romance, to name a few. From full-blown, colorful bouquets to brides carrying a single stemmed rose to make a statement, the choice of flower for all wedding related events are vast. But where did the tradition of wedding flowers originate?
Blowing out a relieved breath, she looked over her shoulder, glimpsing the most unusual pair of blue eyes she’d ever seen. Actually, blue wasn’t entirely correct. A hint of silver turned them an unusual shade of metallic gray. The man’s somber expression matched the concern she read there and his very handsome face garnered all her attention.
“Steady there.” His husky voice spoke close to her ear, sending a waterfall of shivers over her skin.
"I loved The Bridal Bouquet! Kady and Dylan are so much fun. I love the banter between them. There is also another romance that develops in the book, but I won’t spoil it for you. The plot is both romantic and suspenseful. If you are a fan of clean romance novels, you will surely love The Bridal Bouquet."
Harlie's Books - Review
"Oh my, a sweet contemporary that I read twice. Yes, twice. I loved, just loved this book. I’m a sucker for flowers so this book was right up my alley. . . . In the end, I loved the sweet romance of Kady and Dylan. It wasn’t rushed and had a few twists in it that I LOVED. Plus, the suspense element is on point for these characters."
"I loved reading The Bridal Bouquet! The characters were well written and I liked almost all of them, with the exception of the ones you aren't supposed to like. . . . The romance between Kady and Dylan was so sweet! I loved watching them getting to know each other and see their feelings for each other grow."
"The Bridal Bouquet is a sweet, romantic story that has handsome DEA agents, amazingly strong women and an wonderfully written story that will make you wish it wouldn't end. I would recommend anyone who loves a unique love story and of course a wedding!"
"I loved Kady. There was something so human about her and her need to find acceptance and support from the people she loves. . . . This book was a clean romance with a touch of suspense and danger. It kept me interested from beginning to end."
With Love for Books - Tips for Choosing a Florist for Your Wedding & Review
In The Bridal Bouquet, Kady Lawrence, co-owner of the Lavish Lily, works with brides to make the dreams of their big day come true. As any wedding professional, she advises her clients to research, then choose a florist who will carry out the vision. Flowers are an important statement at a wedding, and the bride and groom need to communicate their wishes in order for a florist to carry out the theme.
"The Bridal Bouquet is a quick and easy read and it's very enjoyable. I think it's an amazing read with a heartwarming theme."
"I love a good romance, but when there are other elements involved, it really draws me in. With a mystery and some suspense involved, this story really turns into more than the light, fluffy read, like I was expecting--there's more meat to the book. . . . This is a great read for those who enjoy a clean, contemporary romance with some suspenseful threads woven in."
"The book is a clean romance novel and can be read as a stand-alone book as well. The book depicts the usual boy meets a girl and falls in love, the story though is a simple read for anyone who loves romance novels."
Colorimetry - Top Wedding Flowers
Many types of flowers are popular for weddings. Some brides know the exact flowers they want for their special day, others need a little help deciding. A professional florist, like Kady Lawrence from The Bridal Bouquet, work with brides to make their dreams come true.
"There’s romance, there’s deceit, there’s family drama, there’s criminal activity … what more could we want?"
The Bridal BouquetThe Bridal Bouquet (The Business of Weddings #3) Tara Randel Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages June 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Who will catch a lifetime of love? Winning the annual wedding bouquet design competition may be the closest Kady Lawrence gets to the altar. She has to come in first or risk losing the shop that’s been in her family for generations. Her main competition is Jasmine Matthews. But it’s Jasmine’s son who’s caught Kady’s attention.
Kady has no inkling Dylan’s a DEA agent on a case in Cypress Pointe, and Dylan wants to keep it that way…until Kady’s targeted. Determined to keep her safe, Dylan risks a lot more than blowing his cover…he risks losing Kady forever.
Other Books in the Series
Magnolia BrideMagnolia Bride (The Business of Weddings #1) Tara Randel Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 209 pages July 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Married for a day, in love for life
Nealy Grainger knew that returning to Cypress Pointe meant an inevitable encounter with her teenage crush, and momentary husband, Dane Peterson. She could handle it. She wasn't the wounded girl who'd left Cypress Pointe years ago, heartbroken and furious when Dane had annulled their marriage the day after they'd eloped.
Now one of L.A.'s most in-demand celebrity event planners, Nealy's only come back for a vacation and to help with her sister's wedding—not for a reunion with her long-lost love. But the more their paths cross, the more the sparks fly! Maybe their connection isn't over just yet….,
Honeysuckle Bride
Honeysuckle Bride (The Business of Weddings #2) Tara Randel Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 201 pages December 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming
One part happiness. Two parts love. Relocating to the coast of Florida after becoming guardian of her best friend's twin daughters could be the best move LA celebrity chef Jenna Monroe ever made. This is her chance to create a stable, loving home—something she never had. But can she be the mother the girls need? Wyatt Hamilton thinks she can. The rugged charter boat captain, who came home to Cypress Pointe still grieving the death of his son, has faith in her. But the feelings he awakens in Jenna both exhilarate and frighten her. Because Wyatt no longer believes in forever… Unless she can convince him otherwise.
Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA TODAY bestselling author of eleven novels. She is currently working on new stories for Harlequin Heartwarming, as well as books in a new series, Amish Inn Mysteries. Her next Heartwarming, part of The Business of Weddings series, will be released in June 2016. Visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at Tara Randel Books.
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Release Week Celebration w/Giveaway: Crossing the Line by Audra North



A reporter looking for a big break gets involved with a race car driver with a secret that could destroy his entire team if they find out.
Out June 14thCrossing the Line by Audra North
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Title: Crossing the Line
Series: Hard Driving #3
Author: Audra North
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Length: 52k words
Format: Digital
Digital ISBN: 978-1-4668-8904-0

Synopsis:
He wanted her the first time he saw her. It didn't matter that he was on stage in front of a room full of reporters, or that his publicist was telling him to move on, or that she was asking him a question about racing. One look at her "just been bedded" hair — completely at odds with her deliciously prim appearance — and Ty Riggs is hooked.
Corrine Bellows is one of the woefully few women in a male profession: sports reporting. In a field where "Hey, sweetheart, can you fetch me a cup of copy" is part of her job description, she's determined to keep things professional. And while interviewing Ty Riggs, the hottest new driver on and off the track, is a major scoop, Corrine knows that she is in major trouble when it becomes clear that Ty wants so much more and is determined to get it. As things heat up between them, Corrine finds herself on shakier ground. Her big secret just may destroy everything.

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Excerpt: 

Oh. God. This was actually happening. And she wasn’t feeling any more calm than a moment ago. Apparently all that convincing she’d just done on herself—that her attraction to Ty was a temporary, unimportant thing and she wasn’t going to let it get in the way of her mission—hadn’t stuck, because the number of deep, cleansing breaths she suddenly needed in order to feel relaxed about this would probably result in her passing out on the corridor’s patterned carpet.
Better just get it over with.
She headed up one floor to the Riggs Racing suite, where she was greeted at the door by the same man who had been on stage with Ty at the post-race conference. He looked to be in his mid-forties, in good shape, with a shaved head but a bushy mustache.
It worked for him.
“Miss Crawford, right?”
All she could do was nod.
He gave her a welcoming smile and handed her a packet of information on each team member, then pointed at an open door on the far end of the suite. “You’re with Ty first. You can head on in.”
Ty? First? Oh my God oh my God oh my God.
Somehow, she managed to put one foot in front of the other until she was standing just over the threshold of a room where two chairs were set up in a small empty space just in front of a big bed made up in fluffy white linens. Ty rose from one of those chairs as she walked in, coming to a stop at the sight of him.
Yesterday, he had walked into the press room at the track looking sweaty and grimy, and she couldn’t take her eyes off that square chin, his short-cropped dark hair, the way his broad shoulders filled out his racing suit…she’d been bowled over by his hotness, and when he’d given her his attention, it had resulted in her thinking sex thoughts about him for half the night.
While today…someone please help me. Today she would probably spontaneously combust if she got any closer.
Building a closer relationship with him was going to be more difficult than she thought. Not because she didn’t like him…but because she liked him too much. Wanted him too much.
He was wearing street clothes—gray dress pants and an expensive-looking lightweight sweater that matched the gold-brown of his eyes. Dressed like this, she could see just how lean and fit he was. Which was to say: very.
He wasn’t as tall as she’d thought he was. Maybe five-nine? Five-ten? But he felt big. He felt like he took up all the space in the room. With her heels on, she would only have to tilt her head back slightly to kiss him, to barely rise on her tiptoes so that the throbbing point between her legs could rub against his—
“Miss Bellowes.”
She squeaked in surprise, blushing immediately at how foolish she looked for having been caught daydreaming, and about something completely inappropriate, to boot. At least he couldn’t read her thoughts.
And he’d remembered her name. She struggled for composure. “Mr. Riggs.”
He was staring at her, and she belatedly realized he was holding out a hand for her to shake. 
She slid her palm into his.
The sensation…oh, wow. Her eyes nearly rolled back in her head and the seductive pleasure of it. Just from shaking this man’s hand. But it felt like so much more than that. It was like sliding her naked skin against his body. As though he was touching all of her instead of just her fingers.
And she was drowning in his gaze. Those eyes…he had beautiful eyes, big and thickly-lashed, and they were looking at her with so much intensity that she was suddenly all too conscious of the bed behind him. She flicked her gaze to it, trying to be discreet, but his eyes had followed hers, and when they looked back at one another, the heat in his expression…
Goodness.
She was in trouble.
“Call me Ty.”
His voice had changed. Low and rough, it hit her in all the most sensitive places. Her breasts felt heavy and achy, and her nipples tightened almost painfully. And merely from the sound of three little words!
How was she going to get through an entire ten-minute interview?
Keep this under control. There was no way she could write a tell-all about him if she got too personally involved. It would feel too much like selling herself for a story.
Isn’t that what you’ve already done?
He squeezed her hand just before he released it. “Please sit down, Miss Bellowes.”
She struggled to regain control of her thoughts as she sank into the seat, staring up at him with wide eyes. He followed suit, settling in the chair next to her.
“Cori, please. Call me Cori.”
That was okay, right? He’d offered the same thing, after all. All the other reporters yesterday had called him Ty and he’d called them by their first names. Why shouldn’t she?
Because it feels too personal. That’s why.
And this was only the tip of the iceberg. She had to pull herself together and focus on her goal. But sitting here, next to this man who made her want with a power she’d never experienced before, she was having a hard time deciding whether or not her choice had been a mistake.
She immediately scoffed at herself. What did it matter? Entertaining fantasies like the ones she was currently having about stripping that sweater off of Ty and tumbling him back onto the bed…well, they were ridiculous. A guy like him probably got this kind of attention from hundreds of women. Focusing on sex wouldn’t get her the information she needed.

Q & A with Audra North
What books/authors have influenced your writing?
When I first started reading romance, I almost exclusively read historicals. Christina Dodd, Lisa Kleypas, Sabrina Jeffries… I couldn’t get enough! I loved sexy, exciting stories with plenty of heart-pounding action. Their styles very much influenced the way I write, and in fact the very first romance manuscript I ever wrote was an historical. It didn’t work so well, though, because my voice is unmistakably modern, but I still hold up those authors as my original inspirations.

What’s your next project?
I’m currently at work on the next book in my Lucky in Love series, which is a contemporary romantic comedy series set in Ireland. I had so much fun with the first book and folks really seemed to like it, so I’m excited to see how the next one is received. I’m also working on edits to the third book in my Pushing the Boundaries series, which is quite different from the rom com one! A little dark, a little edgy, and very alpha male!

Have you ever had one character you wanted to go one way with but after the book was done the character was totally different?
Oh, my gosh, yes. Actually, the hero in Shifting Gears, the second book in the Hard Driving series (Crossing the Line is the third book) was originally supposed to be a lot more focused on himself—selfish, almost—with the heroine showing him that he had to step away from his own interests in order to get out of his fear. But as I was writing the story, it became pretty clear that the hero, Grady Hart, needed to be a giver who could help the heroine, Annabelle, reach her full potential. I’m really happy that he didn’t stay the same character in my mind, because I personally adore Annabelle after spending so much time writing her and I really wanted her to come out on top.

Share a funny incident in your life.
Oh, gosh. I’m not sure I have many funny ones as much as embarrassing ones! So I’ll share one about my husband, since I guess it involves me. Back when we were engaged, my now-husband had to go on a business trip abroad. He already had his bag packed and loaded, ready to go, when I realized he had left his passport in his bureau drawer. I didn’t say anything about it, though! I just pulled out his passport and put it in my purse, then drove him to the airport. Only when I was dropping him at the curb did I ask—totally straight-faced, which is not something I’m usually able to pull off!—if he had remembered to bring his passport. The look on his face was priceless. I could tell he was about to get really panicky and upset, so I reached into my purse and pulled out his passport and handed it over. Crisis averted! But I’ll never forget that look of, Oh, no… that he had. I still tease him about it sometimes.

Your favorite book by you or another author.

I am really into all of Kelly Bowen’s books! Love those. And Carolyn Crane’s Associates series. I also enjoy middle grade books (perhaps way more than someone my age should) and recommend N.D. Wilson or Brandon Mull to anyone who loves fantasy.







About Audra North:
Audra North is a contemporary romance author of more than twenty romances, including the Stanton Family series from Entangled Publishing, the Hard Driving series from St. Martin’s Press, and the Pushing the Boundaries series from Samhain Publishing. She is the owner and publisher of Pink Kayak Press, which focuses on the publication of diverse romance works. Winter Rain, a Pink Kayak Press anthology, won a gold medal in the 2015 Independent Publisher Awards.

Audra enjoys speaking to writing groups and at industry conferences. She is also an avid jogger and loves running marathons. She has three children and lives with her family outside of Boston.
You can visit her online at the following places: Website Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon

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