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Rachelle Ayala is an award-winning USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.
Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Award. Christmas Stray was awarded the 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Award and A Pet for Christmas had an Honorable Mention. In 2017, Playing for the Save won Readers' Favorite Gold Award in Realistic Fiction.
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A scintillating seasonal stew of Love at First Sight, Second-chance Romance, and Fantasy sprinkled with conniving children looking for a mate for mama.
Ten New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors bring you stories of love, wonder, and surprises. With puppies, mermaids, talking dogs, letter-writing snowmen, department store Santas, firemen, feuding families, and holiday traditions, these tales promise to make your Christmas merry and bright. So, grab your favorite yuletide beverage, curl up on the couch by the fire or in a beach chair by the ocean, and enjoy Unforgettable Christmas Promises, brought to you by THE AUTHORS’ BILLBOARD.
Mimi Barbour – Christmas, Puppies, and Romance – He has his claim on the very fluffball she wants... The fight is on for who gets the puppy! New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author.
Leanne Banks – The Rancher’s Best Gifts – When a man and women from feuding families have a temporary secret affair, no one expects the consequences to be forever! New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author.
Rachelle Ayala – Dashing Through Christmas – Misty Jolly and Dash Weston play guessing games while rushing through a Christmas project with no help from Westie, a “talking” dog. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Taylor Lee - Nuthin’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Can two strong-willed people resist the fates and ‘not’ fall in love? USA Today Bestselling Author.
Josie Riviera – A Portuguese Christmas – Love can come softly, like holiday snow. Or sweep you away like a riptide. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Patrice Wilton – A Santa to Keep – Will the magic of Christmas open the hearts of the widow and the grumpy mall Santa and offer them the best gift of all: love? USA Today Bestselling Author.
Traci Hall – Christmas on Misty Beach – He’s a fireman, she’s a hot mess. Add dogs, a sick dad, and the holidays, and you’ve got a romance for the ages. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Susanne Matthews – Come Home for Christmas – Can the spirit of Christmas erase ten years of pain? A second chance romance. International Bestselling Author.
Susan Jean Ricci – Ripples Under the Sea: A Christmas Tale – Two Marine Biologists are swept into the currents of love in this charming Christmas tale of aquatic antics, sorrow, and separation at the most wonderful time of the year. USA Bestselling Author.
Katy Walters – Love Letters from a Snowman – Despite her brother’s arguments that a lady shouldn’t work, Tabitha takes a post as governess. It’s not the position that attracts her but the twinkle in the green eyes of her employer, Lord Balfour. A Regency Romance. USA Today Bestselling Author.
That’s the time you need UNFORGETTABLE COURAGE.
Presenting NINE high-octane romances!
From a missing president's daughter to escaping serial killers, hiding from human traffickers to protecting a political target, secret agents and hostages to uncovering hidden murders and outrunning organized crime, these heroic men and women must dodge bullets and defeat baddies all while falling in love - not exactly a walk in the park.
Curl up with your Kindle and these thrilling, action-packed, full-length romantic suspense novels by the bestselling and award-winning ladies of The Authors' Billboard.
Mimi Barbour – Special Agent Storm: How can a woman look into an ultrasound machine & see a baby growing in her tummy when she hasn't been with a man for - well forever?!
“What do you mean I'm pregnant? Trust me, Doc. It's impossible."
Rachelle Ayala – Preying Heart: He’s a reclusive survivalist. She’s on the run for her life. He takes her in on one condition: that she never leaves his property.
Rebecca York – Life Force: What’s Matthew’s secret of living for over 500 years? Kidnapping his lady friend is just the first on the dying billionaire’s ways to extract cooperation from the immortal.
Patricia Rosemoor – Curse of Slater House: Tagline: Buried within the walls of Slater House lives a tale of lost love and not-so-accidental death.
J.L. Campbell – Taming Celeste: One woman's quest to outrun her past leads her into the dangerous world of software piracy.
Susanne Matthews – The White Carnation: Can they catch the Harvester before he finds Faye and reaps another prize?
Taylor Lee – The Courage to Triumph: Caught in a hotbed of White Supremacist activists, both Ava and Luke become the targets. Not only do they have to overcome the constant danger, but Luke and Ava must decide if they can give their love a second chance.
Nancy Radke – Keeping Tatum Safe: What happens when two people with false identities fall in love?
Katy Walters – Lady Venetia’s Vow: Clinging onto the hope her fiancé is still alive, Lady Venetia vows to find him, even if she has to travel alone through war-torn Europe. A Regency Romance.
This gift set of eight diverse holiday-themed love stories is loaded with hunks and honeys, cops and crooks, love at first sights and second chances, and a few surprise youngsters out to trick Mommy. Snuggle up and let six of The Authors’ Billboard New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors entertain you with romance from sweet to spicy from locations around the world.
Mimi Barbour – Loveable Christmas Angel: Christmas in Hawaii! How lucky can a girl get? Or so Leilani thinks...
Susanne Matthews – Holiday Magic: Is there enough magic left in Christmas to help them overcome the past?
Taylor Lee – Special Ops and Cops Christmas: What could be more perfect than a Christmas wedding? Ask the terrorists who plan to keep ‘Happily Ever After’ from happening?
Taylor Lee – Blue Christmas: Even Blue Christmases can be Red HOT!
Susan Jean Ricci – Because We’re Snowflakes: After an accidental meeting on Christmas Eve, Rosie and Magoo are about to discover if their mutual attraction supports a future despite their diverse, cultural traditions.
Rachelle Ayala – A Father for Christmas: A homeless veteran meets a single mother whose daughter asks Santa for an unusual gift.
Rachelle Ayala – Deck the Hearts: Can Holly’s jolly Christmas spirit help Grinchy Gordon Gills save the town of Christmas Creek?
Dani Haviland – A Stingray Christmas: Love had nothing to do with it…at first.
There’s humor in everything, even that economic obligation called a career!
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever heard of? An ostrich groomer? A Lego inspector? A toothpick tester? How about a barroom Santa, exotic dancer, or a woman who repairs chain saws and lawn mowers?
Some of your favorite Romantic Comedy authors are returning with NEW stories to take the edge off the hassles of the day and life in general. The Word Wranglers of the Wacky, Wonderful Women, Ditzy Dudes, and Unique and Unpredictable CUTE BUT CRAZY box set collections have taken on another topic: Quirky Careers.
Loads of laughs as our authors follow behind hapless men and women as they tangle with weather, obstacles, and each other while trying to maintain a good work ethic and not fall in love.
Susan Jean Ricci – Just Horsing Around: NEW! Horse ranchers turned sleuths, Joshua and Bella endeavor to purge an unsavory character who’s destroying their precious neighboring wetlands – and confront falling love in the process.
Dani Haviland – The Purebred and the Mutt: NEW! Cultures clash when a British celebrity and a proud but poor American wind up under the same roof in Forever, Montana.
Mona Risk – Delightfully Serious Plans: NEW! A jack of all trades fights discrimination to win the heart of the lady lawyer who dreams of cruising the world with him.
Susanne Matthews – Emerald Glow: NEW! She’s given up on finding the right man. After a painful divorce, he’s sworn off women. A new job is what they both need to get their lives in order. But you don’t always get what you want, especially when a typo can spell disaster.
Aileen Fish – That Dream Girl: NEW! She’s supposed to be an authority on dreams, but he’s breaking all the rules.
Rachelle Ayala – Santa on Strike: NEW! Bette’s bar is on the ropes when her biggest attraction, the barroom Santa, goes on strike a few days before Christmas.
Denise Devine – Merry Christmas, Darling: A desperate bachelor enlists his neighbor to pose as his wife to appease his dying mother and unexpectedly finds love under the mistletoe.
So sizzling hot, it steams!
What do you get when you mix a little friends-to-lovers, opposites attract, love at first sight, and small-town romance with a bit of medical drama, rock-and-roll action, and spellbinding suspense? You get a collection of STEAMY CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE reads that will make you crave the affection and attention as your own.
A Limited Edition set from The Authors’ Billboard, SEVEN Steamy Contemporary Romances that will leave you a bit hot and bothered, begging for more! Grab a copy and see if these New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors have found your passion.
Enjoy these authors and their titles:
Stacy Eaton – Cured, Heal Me Series, Book 1: Can Love Cure a broken Soul?
Suzanne Jenkins – Bittersweets: Terry Loves Alex: When Philadelphia lawyer Terry Kovac falls in love with Alex Hawthorn, she’s ready to give up everything, including her job.
Callie Bardot – Crazy Love: When Dante rediscovers his long lost love in a tiger’s pen, the sharped-toothed cat will prove the least of his worries.
Taylor Lee – The Rio Affair: The Dangerous Affairs Collection: The charming drug kingpin doesn’t realize the sultry woman he’s hot for is the indomitable and lethal undercover agent who’s come to Rio to take him down.
Leanne Banks – Millionaire Dad: When millionaire Joe Caruthers rescues Marley Fuller in the snow, she rocks his world. Can they find forever love with a baby on the way after their passionate love affair?
Rachelle Ayala – Intercepted by Love, #1: Opposites attract as a small-town librarian tackles the big city quarterback when their dogs tangle and stir up trouble.
Ari Thatcher – His Wedding Date: The chance for a free weekend at a ski lodge gets complicated when hanging out with her sexy coworker is part of the deal.
Opposites attract and sparks fly in the delightful small town of Christmas Creek.
Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned.
Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point. Gordon returns to the mansion he inherited and finds Holly making a mess with her Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, his great-aunt’s will stipulates that he must make merry every Christmas if he wants to keep his inheritance.
Holly is determined to infect the grouchy Gordon with every dose of Christmas cheer she can muster and show him what Christmas is really about.
Will Gordon prevail and turn Holly into a Grinch, or will a sprinkling of Christmas magic show Gordon that there’s no fighting love, especially when it’s wrapped up in a gorgeous redheaded package of jolly holly?
Christmas Creek romances are a fun way to get into the holiday spirit. They are sassy, standalone romances centered around a town which celebrates Christmas all year round. Each story has a happy ending and can be read in any order, but of course, they are more fun if read together.
Deck the Hearts, #1 Can Holly’s jolly Christmas spirit help Grinchy Gordon Gills save the town of Christmas Creek?
Her Christmas Chance, #2 A woman with cerebral palsy and her tomcat disagree about the attractive ex-con living next door. Will a dose of Christmas magic reach through his dark secrets?
A Christmas Creek Carol, #3 A reclusive writer, Ebony Cruse, is given a one-star review on her life by characters in her past, present, and future.
Kitty, It's Cold Outside, #4 When mailman Mick Jolly delivers a kitten to an abandoned millhouse, he is ensnared by a beautiful Victorian woman caught in a Christmas curse.
A Christmas Creek Caper, #5 Someone’s stealing packages off the Christmas Creek porches. Sheriff Brad Wing is on the case—until he’s caught with his hands up and his pants down.
Toy Soldier Christmas, #6 Breast cancer survivor, Nutmeg Brown, finds a broken toy soldier under her Christmas tree. It’s love at first sight with a wooden toy or is it?
Red’s Christmas Woodsman, #7 When Ruby Red Rumsey visits her grandmother’s Christmas Creek cottage, she finds a hunky woodsman asleep in her grandmother’s bed.
Dashing Through Christmas, #8 Misty Jolly and Dash Weston play guessing games while rushing through a Christmas project with no help from Westie, a “talking” dog.
Dottie's Christmas Wish, #9 All Merry Jolly wants is to make Dr. Colton Dale smile. All his daughter, Dottie, wants is a dog. Will Christmas wishes come true for three lonely hearts?
Available for a LIMITED TIME: THRILLING SUSPENSEFUL NIGHTS box collection!
Enjoy these Romantic Suspense Stories created by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors from The Authors’ Billboard.
Tension-building drama and intense romance lead these focused and professional characters on a quest to do the right thing or enact their revenge. With death and destruction in the air, these characters need to succeed, protect, or die trying.
Mimi Barbour – Retaliation – She watches the mob kill her twin & revenge claws at her sheltered existence until she can’t breathe. She will avenge. USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Author.
Stacy Eaton – Love Torn: The Twisted Love Series - A major part of love ‘em and leave ‘em Detective Kali “The Mann-Eater’s” past comes back to haunt her just as she begins to open up. Will both her private and professional life now be torn apart? USA Today Bestselling Author
Rachelle Ayala – Bad Boys for Hire: Ryker – Terri calls Bad Boys for Hire to book a date for her birthday party and gets caught in a motorcycle club vendetta. USA Today Bestselling Author
Taylor Lee – The Moscow Affair – A dangerously elegant man and a beautiful feisty young woman take on the evils of the international sex trade while exploring a passionate world of their own. USA Today Bestselling Author
Nancy Radke (with Nolan Radke) – Height of Danger – Can CIA operative Owen Putman protect the Texas billionaire’s daughter if she won’t stay where he hides her, at the top of a tree in the rainforest? USA Today Bestselling Author
Forget the day’s problems…
And dive into this delectable set of seven stories by award-winning and bestselling authors.
Season your sweet romances with a sprinkle of suspense, a cup of humor, and just the right amount of ‘aww’ factor to keep you reading through the night.
SWEET ROMANTIC NIGHTS, another great set from THE AUTHORS’ BILLBOARD.
Rachelle Ayala – Christmas Lovebirds: Can two little lovebirds and Christmas cheer open Melisa’s heart to giving Rob another chance?
Dani Haviland – LOST: The Time Travel Romance That Started It All: LOST: the epic time travel romance and the hilarious adventure of how it changed lives in the 21st century.
Susan Jean Ricci – A Sweet Snafu: There’s never a dull moment with these two characters from Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems.
Nancy Radke – Christmas on Cougar Mountain: Was this woman scamming him, or was she the lifeline he needed?
Stacy Eaton – Tangled in Tinsel: When an unexpected visitor shows up at Casey’s house a few days before Christmas, her future and past collide.
J.L. Campbell – Cupid’s Gift: Two single parents have their lives turned inside out by the antics of a four-footed ball of fluff named Maddox.
Denise Devine – Run from the Night: A strange encounter on a country trail, a body bag and a relentless stalker – Julie Stark was in the wrong place at the wrong time and now she’s running for her life.
Celebrate The Heart of The Season With EIGHT BRAND-NEW, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED CHRISTMAS STORIES From Nine New York Times & USA Today Bestselling, Award-Winning Authors.
Ranging from fun and flirty romantic comedy to poignant holiday romance, this collection of semi-sweet and steamy stories will have you crying one moment while laughing the next.
A premiere series featuring captivating holiday romance?
You’ll find each story simply IRRESISTIBLE…at Christmas!
Two Hearts’ Christmas Gift: Tamara Ferguson, USA Today bestselling author: Can a doctor whose life was once saved by her severely wounded warrior patient return the favor, by giving him back the greatest gift of all?
Gifts Of Love: Natalie Ann, USA Today bestselling author: Can a self-made millionaire do-gooder earn the trust of a woman who's been burned more than once?
Charlie Saint: Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today bestselling author: When a judgment call almost cost Charlie Saint his life. Lila made a decision to stick by his side. But in order to go forward, she had to confront an issue from her past.
Home For Christmas: Cynthia Cooke, USA Today bestselling author: Melanie returns to Pineville to renovate her old home and turn it into an Inn. With the help of the contractor who had taken so much from her in the past, she discovers what was lost in her old house, holds the answer to what’s been missing in her heart.
Keep Me Warm: Alicia Street, USA Today bestselling author: Can a small-town working girl make it work with a wealthy jet setter, when their relationship suddenly changes from enemies to lovers?
Miss Christmas: Stephanie Queen, USA Today bestselling author: Scarlet is too independent to play Cinderella, but when she enters the Miss Christmas pageant she has trouble resisting the Prince Charming of the Regal family--who happens to be running the pageant.
Christmas Con: Rachelle Ayala, USA Today bestselling author: Two ex-cons pose as stellar success stories to swindle a grandfather to change his will for Christmas.
Courage To Celebrate: Taylor Lee, USA Today bestselling author: Luke and Ava face their biggest challenge yet. In the past they found the courage to dare, the courage to love and the courage to triumph. Now they have to decide if they have the Courage to Celebrate.
Christmas Wish: Patrice Wilton, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: When confirmed bachelor, Byron Watts meets school teacher, Meghan Shaunessy and her 4-year-old autistic boy, he’s met his match. Can these two stubborn people overcome the pain of their pasts and learn to trust the healing power of love?
Kelly Kennedy thought her life was finally on track. Engaged to the man of her dreams and with a baby on the way, she reassures her five-year-old daughter, Bree, that the father she picked for Christmas still loves her.
Unfortunately, war veteran Tyler Manning has been away most of the year. Recovering from PTSD isn’t easy. Rather than worry Kelly, Tyler spends his time traveling to Afghanistan to work at a children's charity he founded.
Kelly decides to distract Bree with promises of a pet for Christmas. When Tyler is taken hostage by terrorists, she finds it hard to convince Bree that they will truly be a family in time for Christmas.
A Pet for Christmas is a sequel to A Father for Christmas. While it can be read as a standalone, you'll get more of the relationship aspect between Kelly, Tyler, and Bree by reading A Father for Christmas first.
A Veteran's Christmas Series:
Book #1: A Father for Christmas
Book #2: A Pet for Christmas
Book #3: A Wedding for Christmas
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Note: This is a short romance tying together two characters introduced in previous Bad Boys for Hire adventures.
Jason Boyd is the “other man” for Carol in Bad Boys for Hire: Nick
Roni is Boss Veronica, an antagonist of Axe and Leanna in Bad Boys for Hire: Axe
Jason’s home health aide, Marisa Monroe, has her Irish adventure in Bad Boys for Hire: Liam
The motorcycle club comes from the first book, Bad Boys for Hire - Ryker [Free]
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Bad Boys for Hire are fun and exciting stories where love is unexpected, but always delicious. They can be read standalone, but for greater enjoyment, please be sure to check out the other books in the series.
Book #1: Ryker & Terri (Motorcycle Club Romance) [Free]
Book #2: Ken & Jolie (Hawaiian Vacation Romance)
Book #3: Nick & Carol (Hot Christmas Romance)
Book #4: Liam & Marisa (Irish Adventure Romance)
Book #5: Gage & Sherelle (Winter Wilderness Romance)
Book #6: Axe & Leanna (South of the Border Romance)
Book #7: Roni & Jason (Sweet Reunion Romance)