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It had to happen-you could see it coming!

We may be late to the party, but we’re bound and determined to make our contribution count!

Here’s our 99 cent box set for the summer of 2014. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did putting it together!

Seduced by Love, Claimed by Passion:

Six Delicious Romances by four Authors


Including Marie Ferrarella, USA TODAY Best Seller




Four full books–three contemporary romances, one romantic suspense and two romance novellas

Steamy to sweet, these stories are fun and sexy.

Offered at 99 cents summer only–full price would be over $16.00.

From Alpha males to Teddy-Bear He-men~heroes, all~Billionaires, movie stars, ranchers and a small town cop



IRRESISTIBLE FORCES, MARIE’S ORIGINALS–by Marie Ferrarella, USA TODAY bestselling author

    Rainy day blues…Journalist Shane McCallister loses professional focus when she decides to expose movie star Nick Rutledge for what he is and ends up in his          arms and in his bed.



Two for the show….When Shawnee Carrington returns home to help her grandfather win his fight to keep his land, she goes up against David Santiago, a man she’s hated and loved with equal passion for years. Will it be harder to win the race…or win his love?



Someone to watch over me….Summer Davis races to Samoa to marry an old friend who’d always loved her, but his boss, alpha male Jack Masters steps in and claims her for himself.


FINDING SUSAN-by Dakota Kahn

You can’t go home again…. Kate Becker is back-but she’s also lost and hurting and searching for answers. She covers up with a smart mouthed attitude, especially around small town cop Blake Spanner, the guy who jilted her at prom. But she needs his help. She’s looking for her missing sister, and her reception ranges from weird to resentful, egged on by a curiously psychic duck. Can she and Blake sift through the clues and find out what happened to her sister before it’s too late?




Don’t Tell Me You Love Me….Michael Black wakes up in Las Vegas with a gun to his head-a gun held by Jackie Crosswell who’s come to force him to marry her friend Carrie Ann. She has the wrong man, but by the time they end up in front of the preacher, she just may be the bride.



You gotta be a football hero….Tyler Carrington was always second best to football hero Shane Garlock–with the town and with Becky Harris, his first love. But now he has a chance to try for her again. Will he have the guts to step up and win her this time?

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It’s Summer already!
           Time for a June Sale!

So here it is!

All Destiny Bay Romance Box Sets
are marked down




Forever Yours, Box Set 1   was 4.99  now 2.99

Forever Yours, Box Set 2   was 5.99  now 4.99

These are books 1-6
of the very first set of
Destiny Bay Romances
Where it all began!

Now there’s a sweet version of them-the first four books are available.  The following Box Set contains the first three:SweetEditions_boxset_bks1-3_kdp

Forever Yours, Sweet Editions Box 1 was 4.99 now 2.99


Baby Dreams,  Box Set 1                     was 4.99 now 3.99

Baby Dreams,  Box Set 2                     was 5.99 now 4.99

The Ranchers, Box Set                        was 6.99 now 4.99

The Islanders,  Box Set(4 books)        was 7.99 now 3.99

Stock up now on any that you may have missed. 

Thanks so much for all your support! 

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CHOICES by Marie Ferrarella

Cinderella picks the wrong prince and pays a heavy price for jumping the gun.


Shanna Brady grows up in the shadow of her beautiful mother and her Senator father, always feeling inadequate, never meeting standards she imposes on herself.  When handsome Jordan Calhoun seems to fall in love with her, she jumps at the chance to prove her worth by helping him gain the political power he seeks. The signs are there from the beginning, but she tries to smooth things over, until finally she has to face the fact that he married her for her money and position and never loved her at all.  But instead of grinding her even further down, shedding the dead weight of the man sets her free to try her wings and begin to develop a career, along with a spine. The baby they made together is her comfort–but Jordan becomes a source of anger and attempts at revenge, and she needs all the resources she’s developed, as well as the love of a new man in her life, to fight off the shadow of the past.  




Be sure to get your copy now!



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It’s A LITTLE BLACKMAIL’S turn to shine!

In conjunction with the Prism Book Tour and the Amazon Countdown, this book will be 99 cents for a limited time.  Get one now!

 (Next week it will be MOVING TOO FAST!)






By the way–if you haven’t entered the giveaway, you still have time!

Amazon cards and free paperbacks!





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Marie Ferrarella Releases Three Originals

USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author Marie Ferrarella is releasing her three hard-to-find women’s contemporary novels written in the tradition of Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts and Debbie Macomber.  Finally available again, these heart-tugging stories explore the tangled emotional lives of three women:  Johanna Whitney, who gave up her beloved art to marry a brilliant film director and lived to regret it, Shanna Brady, daughter of the Washington political and social scene who searches for true love–and her own courage–among the false masks that surround her in politics, and Amanda Foster, child of privilege vowing to make it on her own as a TV anchor despite the jealousy ignited against her in the newsroom. 


SAPPHIRE AND SHADOW is on sale for $2.99.


“A look at the grit beneath the glitz and one woman’s triumph over both”–Nora Roberts
SAPPHIRE AND SHADOWS is a vivid and compelling story of heart break and betrayal, of facing the death of dreams you’ve built your life on, of picking up the pieces and learning to live again. Johanna Whitney somehow draws from deep inside to find the strength to triumph in the end. 
They could have had it all.
Johanna Whitney does seem to have it all–beauty, intelligence, talent, and a rich husband whose genius has created stunning films. What she is desperately trying to cover up is just how tragically that life is coming unraveled.  Her husband’s drug use, fueled by his fear of being unable to replicate his success, renders him incapable of showing her the love she once gave up everything for.  Her closest friend is killed in a plane crash and even her daughter seems to prefer her husband’s latest young lover to her own mother. The harder Johanna works at trying to patch the holes of her life, the more things come undone. 
It all comes to a head on location in London. Johanna watches happiness slipping away and turns for comfort to a young British artisan.  He tries to teach her to love herself again, and to dare to reach for happiness. Though he manages to awaken her emotions, her husband’s drug arrest in Italy and her daughter’s sudden illness make her realize she needs to go home–not to Los Angeles, but to New York.
Leaving all the wealth and influence she’s been living with behind, she and her daughter feel like refugees as they search for a place to live and a way to make a living. Both needs are answered when they find shelter with an old friend and colleague in his art gallery.  Johanna is back to her roots in the art world, but she’s been gone a long time and she searches to find ways to heal and blossom. Even more difficult is the struggle to release her heart from the chains of fear and learn to love again.  

SAPPHIRE AND SHADOW is on sale now for $2.99.


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ENT is featuring SAVED BY YOU on Tuesday

True love in Paradise!


Stop by EREADER NEWS TODAY on the 22nd of April and take a look.  SAVED BY YOU  is on sale for 99 cents, as is Book 2, FOUND BY YOU, as an introduction to The Islanders series of the Destiny Bay Romances.  Books 3 and 4 will be on sale in turn, all a part of a Rolling Countdown on Amazon.  Don’t miss it!


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Happy April!

I love April!  It’s my birthday month and the opening to spring!  Enjoy it while you can!

Meanwhile, April 16 will be the first promotion for my new Sweets Series.  Run Run Runaway will be free for two days-so if you want to see how it’s different from the original My Little Runaway–now’s your chance.  If you’re just interested in trying a sweet series–welcome!  The first three books are up and the next three are coming soon.

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It seemed like a good idea at the time.  The trouble is, when you run from your problems, you often find out your biggest obstacle is along for the trip–it’s you!  Reid Carrington realizes that when he finds Jennifer and recognizes the quiet desperation in her eyes.  Can he save someone who doesn’t want to be saved? Or like a lifeguard rescuing a swimmer, will she pull him down into the undertow in the end?

Recipes for Jennifer’s Mango Salsa and Tilly’s Bruschetta included.

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Sometimes you have to break the rules to right a wrong. 

Janet Cardona is usually a by-the-book good girl–but when Matt Carrington won’t give her cat back, she sees red.  Rules mean nothing when there’s an animal to be saved. So when she’s caught in a burglary and blackmailed for it, she finds she can’t refuse. Matt only needs her to pretend to be his wife for a day or two so that he can run a scam he’s involved in. But once the pretense gets going, he begins to yearn for the real thing. Now Janet has to decide if she can let herself fall for a con man.

Recipes for Crab Open-faced Sandwiches and Basic Asian Soup included.

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A sweet old-fashioned girl–

–isn’t what Grant Carrington is looking for.  A man who lives for speed and danger, he’s only slowed down because he’s been forced to by an injury.  Carrie Harlow isn’t his type, but he needs her in order to heal.  She knows she’s playing with fire, but she feels she can help him and she goes for it—even though she knows she’s endangering her own heart as she fixes his.

Recipe for Carrie’s Chicken Picatta included


Destiny Bay Romances-The Sweet Editions

These are basically the same stories that are found in Destiny Bay Romances- Forever Yours, but with the conflicts softened a bit, the language cleaned up, and no explicit love scenes. There are still a few adult situations, but they’re muted.  Consider these the PG versions.

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