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Klein's K-9s service dog series

The first in the Klein's K-9s novella series is "Racing Hearts"...

Stock car legend, Tom "Torque" Tyler, faces a bleak future following an off-track car wreck. Thanks to a traumatic head injury, he's developed epileptic seizures and may never drive again. To avoid tabloid reporters and well-meaning friends, Tom holes up in a cottage surrounded by high walls. Now he just needs to figure out the rest of his life.

Service dog trainer and old friend, Meg Klein, shows up on Tom's doorstep with a seizure response dog. Bob, a tiny but talented canine, makes it almost impossible for Tom to maintain his black mood. And Meg is determined to drag her high-school crush out of his self-imposed solitude. But will the paparazzi ruin her best-laid plans?

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"8 Hounds a-Howling," a light-hearted holiday romance, is the second Klein's K-9s novella...

Celebrity photographer "Jax" Jackson volunteers to shoot the Klein's K-9s service dog facility's fundraising calendar. His agenda: Convince past love and calendar coordinator Amy Walters to give him a second chance.

Producing the dog-themed "12 Days of Christmas" calendar includes dodging dive-bombing birds, tackling runaway pigs, and handling 78 dogs who'd rather play than pose. In the midst of the chaos, will the reunited lovers find their happily ever after?

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Romance Box Sets

13 Stories From 13 Series!

Love the joy of finding a brand new series with more fab books to follow?

FIRST GLANCE -- fall in love with the first stories in thirteen, very different, exciting series! There’s something for every taste in these 13 romances from USA Today and Amazon bestselling authors. From light paranormal and Motorcycle Club romantic suspense to New Adult, reunited first loves, sports hunks, and even a taste of forbidden love. First Glance has it all: sexy heroes and smart heroines in love stories to make you cheer, sigh, and beg for more.

X Marks the Spot -- Kimmie Easley
It’s a Marshmallow World – Diane Rinella
Racing Hearts -- Marcia James
Set Free -- Kelly Collins
Conflicted On 5th Avenue – Abbie St. Claire
Playing for Keeps - Michele Shriver
Perfection – J.L. Campbell
A Medieval Encounter -- Aubrey Wynne
Behind the Altar -- P.C. Zick
Silent Love – Casey Clipper
Taming Romeo -- Rachelle Ayala
The Sound of Consequence – Susan Ann Wall
Body Work -- Bonnie Edwards

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8 Country-Music-Themed Romances

Country music tells a story. The songs come from the heart and soul...musical tales of good times, bad times, and everything in-between.

Whether it’s in a hole-in-the-wall honky-tonk or under the bright lights of Nashville, these musicians have something to say. From star performers in packed arenas to first-timers ready to make their dreams come true, they'll serenade you with a love song. Welcome to Love Notes: Eight never before published romantic stories with a country music twist:

Queen Of My Heart- (Life Won't Wait, Book One) by Nikki Lynn Barrett
Dissonance by Michele Shriver
Rattled and Rolled (A Rough and Tumble Novella) by Crystal Green
Whiskey Bent by Kimmie Easley
Last One to Know by Sharon Coady
Holding the Other by Lyssa Layne
Broken Strings by Susan Ann Wall
Nothing But a Hound Dog by Marcia James

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11 Holiday Romances

HO! HO! HO! Santa’s bringing love this Christmas...and a little spice. From hauntings to bad boys to matchmaking dogs, SPICY CHRISTMAS KISSES delivers the joy and warmth of the season. But be careful–some of these ELEVEN romances are HOT HOT HOT!

This collection of spicy holiday stories is on sale for a limited time only. A STEAL at 99 cents, so grab your copy today!

"Christmas Flirt" - Rachelle Ayala
"Cole For Christmas" - Kelly Collins
"Not-So-Blue Christmas" - Bonnie Edwards
"Naughty and Nice" (A Rough and Tumble Novella) - Crystal Green
"Tangled in Tinsel" - Stacy Eaton
"Haunted" - Jade Kerrion
"The King and the Pawn" - Lyssa Layne
"Christmas Choices" - Sharon Coady
"8 Hounds a-Howling" - Marcia James
"Tinsel, Tidings, and Temptations" - Kimmie Easley
"Loving Lucy" - Chantel Rhondeau

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Romancing Christmas
10 Love Stories to Spice up the Holidays

Do you like your Christmas nice…or a little naughty? Bring the season into your heart with love stories to match your mood. This boxed set from 10 of today’s hottest romance authors will warm your heart even on the coldest night.

~~Novellas included in set~~
USA Today Bestselling Author Dale Mayer ~ Broken Protocols 3.5
And from award-winning authors... 
H.D. Thomson Shades of Holly
Chantel Rhondeau ~ Season For Love
Leslie Lynch ~ Christmas Hope
Sandy Loyd A Christmas Miracle
Barbara Lohr ~ The Salty Carmel Christmas 
Marcia James ~ Heating Up the Holidays
Carolyn Hughey Insanity Claus  
Tallulah Grace ~ A Family for Christmas 
Rachelle Ayala A Father for Christmas

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Contemporary Romances

At Her Command

At Her Command by Marcia JamesEbook ISBN: 978-0-9837033-4-1
Print book ISBN: 978-0-9837033-5-8

DEA agent Domino Petracelli is chasing a career-making promotion and nothing will keep her from getting her man. Okay, so she'd rather infiltrate a Columbian drug cartel than go undercover as a dominatrix at D.C.'s Xecutive Branch sex club. But she's up to the task. As the leather-clad Mistress Bella, Domino investigates the club's drug ring while juggling a surreal roster of kinky submissives-and resisting one sexy client who's not what he seems.

     Police detective Dalton Cutter is a man with a mission-avenging his partner, who was murdered investigating the Xecutive Branch. Retracing his partner's steps, he goes undercover as a club client. Dalton's handled killers, junkies, and pimps, but can the Alpha-male cop act submissive long enough to fool Mistress Bella? And will their sexual chemistry, crackling louder than Bella's whip, derail Dalton's investigation?

    At Her Command, a comic romantic suspense, pokes fun at the alphabet soup of D.C. law enforcement agencies. When the DEA, the FBI and the DC police unknowingly put operatives undercover at the same club, sexy sparks fly.

Note: Rated R for Risqué

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Heating Up The Holidays

Heating up the Holidays CoverISBN: 978-0-9837033-2-7
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Nicky Paxton is up to her pointed elf ears in work—filling in for a sick Santa’s helper, corralling kittens in a mechanical winter wonderland and running her family’s department store chain. With only 14 shopping days until Christmas, the last thing she needs is the return of her high school heart-breaker.

Lawyer and single dad Chris Spencer leaves the Los Angeles rat race to raise his five-year-old daughter, Holly, in his sleepy Virginia hometown. His first goal is to make sure Holly has a Christmas to remember. His carefully laid plans don’t include a second chance with his first love.

When Holly asks the store Santa for a “fairy pony puppy”, Chris enlists Nicky’s help to track down the elusive item. Despite Nicky’s resolve not to re-gift her heart to Chris, their sexual attraction could power the town’s holiday light display. With the help of mistletoe, a hairless dog and a lonely child, Chris and Nicky just might get their Christmas desires.


ISBN: 978-0-9837033-3-4
Love Unleashed by Marcia James

His best laid plans...

DJ “Rabid Ron” Hart has a grand scheme to win back the woman he loves. It involves an animal adoption fair, a goofy hairless dog named Charlie and an offer she can’t refuse.

Her hidden desires...

Cara Wilson has fantasies she’s never admitted, and her ex-boyfriend still features in her erotic dreams. If only he didn’t keep his bad-boy urges so tightly leashed.

Tonight they’ll learn that winning sometimes takes losing control.

This 50-page, contemporary romance short story features an R-rated reunion of a couple ready for a little "sexploration." Click on this link to read an excerpt:

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Sex and the Single Therapist

Sex and the Single Therapist by Marcia AndersonE-book ISBN: 978-0-9837033-0-3
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A crime of passion…
            To clear an innocent friend, Las Vegas sex therapist Dr. Ally Skye launches her own investigation into a patient’s murder. The last thing she expects is to find herself trading heated words and hot kisses with a sexy cop. Can this free-spirited amateur sleuth and her posse of Vegas insiders solve the crime before the killer targets her?

A sexy complication…
            Cynical homicide detective Zack Crawford has the murder of a tom-catting cad to solve and a grieving widow to investigate. The last thing he needs is the interference of a red-hot sex therapist who haunts his dreams. Ally is trouble, and he’s determined not to risk his bachelor freedom for any woman. Besides, given her job, would she grade his performance in bed?

A dynamic duo…
            In their search for the truth, Zack and Ally form an uneasy and sexually charged alliance. Murderers, extortionists and psychos are no match for these reluctant partners. Crime-solving was never this sexy or this fun!

Tails of Love

A Berkley Publishing Multi-author anthology, Lori Foster, et al
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In this engaging anthology of never-before-published stories, ten award-winning and bestselling authors come together to celebrate their love of animals and the wonderful, curious ways they take part in our lives.

From Seeing Eye dogs to the cat who sits in your lap, animals are there for us in more ways than we can count. Helping us get through the day with a wag of the tail and a tilt of the head, they let us know that someone is on our side—no matter what. They also have an uncanny ability to break down barriers between people; bringing families and loved ones closer, and giving strangers an excuse to strike up a conversation. In Tails of Love, each writer draws from her own unique perspective on our loyal friends—exploring the many, mysterious ways they bring love into our lives.

In addition, 100% of the royalties from the romantic Tails of Love anthology will go to the Animal Adoption Foundation, a no-kill animal shelter in Hamilton County, OH ( This benefit anthology is the pet project (pun intended) of author Lori Foster, who contributes a story along with those of Kate Angell, Stella Cameron, Dianne Castell, Anne Christopher, Marcia James, Donna MacMeans, Sarah McCarty, Patricia Sargeant, and Sue-Ellen Welfonder.

My contribution to this entertaining anthology is “Rescue Me”, the story of how a good deed can return ten-fold. Ex-quarterback Adam “Nuke” Baumgardner saves a starving stray, and the Chinese crested hairless dog returns the favor by reuniting him with his lost love, veterinarian Claire Mendelsohn.

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Passionate Cooks

Passionate Cooks Cookbook

Food and love have had a long association, for Passionate Cooks: Free Recipes From Today’s Hottest Romance Authors, over 150 authors of the genre have put their pens and computers aside to don aprons, get down and dirty in the kitchen, and share their love of food.

Much like romance novels themselves, the dishes range from spicy to sweet. There is something for every taste and every level of culinary expertise. The e-cookbook includes New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mari Carr’s “Wild Irish” Cream of Crab Soup recipe. Western GBLT author BA Tortuga contributes a dish as spicy and colorful as the straight-shooting author herself with Ranch Hands—a blend of Tabasco, salsa, onions and cumin, added to pinto beans, eggs, Canadian bacon and cheddar cheese and served in a tortilla. And for those of you who are feeling extra creative and sexy, there’s the Avocado Dip that doubles as body paint from romantic mystery writer Marcia James.

Some recipes are simple, such as Down Home Mac & Cheese, while some are more exotic, such as Spicy Shrimp Risotto. There are even some gluten-free selections, like the Sweet and Spicy Gluten-Free Lo Mein-ish Noodles from erotica author Sommer Marsden. And a few are perfectly timed for a Halloween, such as Tracey H. Kitt’s Gamberi del Diavolo or Shrimp of the Devil.

Best of all, they are FREE!

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The Write Ingredients

The Write Ingredients contains favorite recipes from over 90 authors and a handful of dedicated readers. In keeping with the light and sexy tone of her books, Marcia James contributed her recipe for delicious Avocado Body Paint. All the cookbook’s proceeds go toward the Lori Foster Bookjunkys’ troop project, described in their words: “Through generous donations and the organizational finesse of Laurie Damron, fun, heartwarming, and sometimes necessary items are bought and shipped to our beloved troops.”

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Southern Exposure

The naked truth…
      Who’s playing nasty practical jokes on the rich and famous at Eden Bay, the notorious “clothing optional” Caribbean resort? Wanting out of her dead-end job, tabloid reporter Piper Loring goes undercover to investigate. The chance to write for a respected newspaper is worth risking sunburn on previously unexposed body parts. But can she stay focused on the job when faced with a seductive mystery man?

The bare facts…
     Miami private investigator Jack Kendall is hired to catch the Eden Bay Vandal. The pay’s great, but would Sam Spade wear a thong bathing suit? First on Jack’s list of suspects is the shy, sexy redhead who uses props like tropical drinks to mask her toplessness. Jack sticks to Piper like a sweaty thigh to a beach chair and soon discovers his inability to carry a concealed weapon is the least of his worries.



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