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The Academy Saga: Cadet-in-Training Blitz

 

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The Academy Saga, Book 2

 

Suspense Romance, Contemporary Romance

 

Publisher: BrandlyLight Ink

 

Kate’s destiny has been determined for her.

Hidden out in the country for most her life, Kate Connelly suddenly wakes up, handcuffed to a hospital bed in the psyche ward of The Academy. Her crime? Being “gifted.” And it’s Officer “Ranger” Nealson’s job to make her adhere to The Academy’s agenda for her. Even though he’s the one who drugged and dragged her in.

Kate’s hate for Ranger, and his academy, is at an all-time high.

Ranger has his work cut out for him . . . and Kate does too. She has to fight through the rigors of the Cadet-in-Training program, and quickly. If not, she’ll lose the one privilege she’s been given at The Academy—access to her precious little brother. And until she graduates from the CIT program, Officer Nealson is banned from Missions.

When General Weston finally offers a juicy recon to Ranger, he wants to jump at the chance to prove himself again. After all, catching bad guys is his thing. Almost all pros for doing it. One con—Cadet Connelly has to ride along.

The hardened officer finds he’s slowly been growing a soft spot for his mentee. But he’s determined not to end up like his father, and former Elite Cadet Pete Davenport—throwing away their career for a girl (not even a woman). And Kate has lingering love feelings for Pete, who risked his life to warn her, and conflicting feelings for Ranger. She has to set both aside to focus on completing her first mission.

When the dust settles, old alliances are broken and new ones are formed. But one thing remains the same: Kate’s destiny has been determined for her by The Academy. Ready or not . . . she’s set for Missions. Will one of the former elite cadets step in to help changer her fate, or will she be left to fight The Academy’s agenda alone?

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The Academy Saga, Book One

 

Kate Connelly should be careful what she wishes for.

Just seventeen, she already feels like she’s suffocating. Since her mother’s death, her father’s basically checked out, so she’s stuck raising her brothers by herself out in the New Mexico scrub. All Kate wants is a little distraction from the same-ole, same-ole that is her life.

When two mysterious guys show up at the diner where she works, she thinks her wish has come true, until they start giving her a hard time. Like her life isn’t hard enough. Something about them niggles her, but she brushes it off. She’s never going to see them again anyway . . . right?

Then they appear in an alley one night to either rescue or kidnap her (she’s still not sure which) before disappearing like figments of her imagination.

Kate decides to put the bizarre encounters out of her mind. She has bigger problems to worry about: like that elite military academy that’s been pursuing her gifted little brother. When one of their cadets shows up in her small town, he creates instant pandemonium. And just happens to be one of those mysterious guys. Coincidence? Mama said there’s no such thing. And to always trust her instinct. But that might be kind of hard, because every time she’s around Cadet Peter Davenport, her gut starts flip-flopping on her. And her heart.

Can Kate keep it together long enough to stop Cadet Davenport’s mission? She’s about to find out. And—once again—how neatly life can be split into before and after.

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The Academy Saga, III : CAP & Gown

 

Katie Connelly is nineteen years old but feels like she’s been fighting for survival forever.

When Officer Ranger Nealson offers her a lifeline at The Academy, she snatches it with both hands. But she soon realizes that her lifeline might not be enough to keep her afloat and that her mentor might have ulterior motives. She wouldn’t be willing to compromise her principles if it wasn’t for one small thing–her brother Mikey. Her all-encompassing promise to her mother to protect her brothers causes her to forge forward with Ranger’s master plan. After all, this is likely the best deal she would get at The Academy, and she and Mikey need all the help they can get to survive in this cutthroat world.

But during the course of her training, Kate can’t help but long for a different elite cadet. Where is Pete Davenport? He’s lost in the wind. Will he make an appearance before Kate marches into a destiny she’s not sure she wants? Much less can handle. Somewhere along this fast-forward march, Kate makes a major misstep that costs her biggest ally and forever changes the lives of everyone she’s trying to protect.

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About The Author

CJ Daly

CJ Daly grew up on the scrabbly plains of Eastern New Mexico. When she was supposed to be helping her six siblings with chores on the family ranch, she was really sneaking behind dusty haystacks to read. And dreaming about becoming a writer.

After graduating high school, CJ moved to Big D, where she quickly put herself through college while trying to rid herself of her country accent. She had better luck with college, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in English literature. After teaching for a few years, and pausing to have back-to-back boys, she began writing in earnest.

A few years later, The Academy Saga was born. Upon its debut, it became an instant Amazon Bestseller and earned a Readers’ Favorite seal of approval. When she isn’t writing, you can usually find CJ running from one athletic field to another to cheer on her boys or feeding the wild animals that show up at her back door. When she isn’t writing, she likes to kick back with her gal pals and sip Texas-sized cocktails while gabbing about favorite books and TV series. But CJ’s greatest pleasure is sharing The Academy Saga journey with you.

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A Season to Remember Blitz

 

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Seasons of Northridge, Book 3

 

Contemporary Romance

 

Release Date: September 9, 2021

With her would-be groom and former business partner arrested and her once-successful California real estate business in shambles, good girl Georgia MacKinnon plans to return to her hometown of Northridge. But before her return, she goes on what would have been her honeymoon and spends one wild, impulsive weekend in Las Vegas.

Enter bad boy Liam Dunbar, a convicted computer hacker turned wealthy entrepreneur who is trying to outrun his past. In Vegas for a friend’s wedding, Liam comes to the rescue of a beautiful woman in a nightclub. Troubled by the sadness behind her eyes, he vows to fulfill her every fantasy, if only for the weekend.

​​But all good things must come to an end. Mortified by her sordid weekend fling, Georgia does what any self-respecting good girl suffering from Sunday-morning regret does—she runs. No one needs to know. It is Las Vegas, after all . . .

When business brings Liam to Northridge, Georgia’s impulsive behavior comes back to haunt her. Concerned about her hometown good girl reputation, she persuades Liam to keep their fling a secret. Unfortunately, what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.

Other Books in the Seasons of Northridge Series:

Seasons of Northridge Series

 

A Season to Dance

 

Seasons of Northridge, Book 1

A Season to Love

Seasons of Northridge, Book 2

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About The Author

Rebecca Heflin

Rebecca Heflin is a bestselling, award-winning author who has dreamed of writing romantic fiction since she was fifteen and her older sister sneaked a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss’ Shanna to her and told her to read it. Rebecca writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance. When not passionately pursuing her dream, Rebecca is busy with her day-job at a large state university.

Rebecca is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Florida Romance Writers, and Florida Writers Association. She and her mountain-climbing husband live at sea level in sunny Florida.

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River’s Journey Virtual Book Tour

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Winds of Destiny, book 1

Contemporary Romance

Date Published: 03-08-2021

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

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River Gallagher loves three things– her family, Frank Finn, and her
hometown. Her property management career is going great, or at least it was
until Calder Finn arrives in town. His rash plan threatens her and the
future of everyone in Sweetwater Harbor, NC.

Calder Finn returns home to settle his father’s estate. But not only is his
father still alive, he has a wild and beautiful guardian. River not only
threatens Calder’s intention for a quick escape, she also questions his
beliefs. Something very few people have ever done before. Tempers flare and
personalities clash until an uneasy alliance is forged… at least
temporarily.

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EXCERPT

River stretched and yawned, reaching out to pet the dogs.

Pepper peered at her, panting.

“Where’s Salt?” Rolling out of bed and tugging on her robe, she headed for the living room, Pepper trotting at her heels. Reaching the doorway, she slammed to a halt, one hand going to her chest.

Bathed in the morning glow, Calder sat at the window, looking out beyond the harbor.

Salty curled in his lap.

The scene was altogether tender and poignant. Then, she spotted the envelope gripped in his hand, and she knew Frank’s letter to his son had been as emotional as hers.

Swallowing hard, she nodded to the terrier at her feet and stepped into the room. Crossing to the chair, she waited until Calder looked up. “Hi,” she greeted him. “New buddy?” She flicked a finger at Salty.

“He just hopped up here on his own.”

“I don’t doubt it. It’s hard to make him do anything he doesn’t want to do. He was a real challenge to obedience train.” She gazed out over the harbor. “Looks like it might be a nice day out.”

She saw his shrug in the glass reflection, and her heart twisted in sympathy.

“Are you okay?” She turned back toward him, and Salty took an unconscious step forward.

He nodded. “Yeah, just thinking. You know.”

“Yes, I know.” Frank’s letter had a way of making one stop and think, a lot. She rested a hand on his shoulder for a moment. “Do you have any plans for the day?”

“Not at the moment.”

“How about I go make breakfast? Then after showers, we can figure out the day’s game plan.”

“Sure.”

River took her time, first running Pepper out for a short walk. Salty would move when he wanted to, and she would bet not until Calder got up. Finished with the Scottish terrier, she went into the kitchen, looking around. Eggs, pancakes, or waffles, what should she make?

Pausing, she braced her hands against the counter, suddenly out of breath. Why was the sight of Calder sitting by the window, bathed in dawning light, so gripping? Enough to leave her almost trembling and breathless?

Could the reason be because every time she looked into his eyes, she saw the eyes of his father instead? She supposed that was possible. Or was she seeing the man young Calder had grown into?

Maybe she needed a diversion. Maybe she had been spending too much time with him. The last few days they had hardy been apart. Well, he had his rental car back now, so she was free of the transportation duties. Not that she minded them, of course. And her plan to take him around to the area residents no doubt gave him some other things to hopefully think about, beyond his dad’s letter. But now maybe she needed to return to her other duties.

She hauled sausage and eggs out of the fridge, certain she had the perfect diversion for herself.

About the Author

Ryan Jo Summers

Ryan Jo Summers lives in Western North Carolina. Her first published
non-fiction came in 2007 with articles for local, and eventually national,
and on-line magazines. In 2012 she released her first fiction novel with a
small press publisher. Since then, she has released countless articles and
over a dozen novels and novellas with assorted publishers. She also released
two self-published books.

Ryan Jo comes from a family of wordsmiths. Her dad is a songwriter, and his
aunt wrote poetry. Ryan’s style in fiction writing would broadly be labeled
as clean, sweet romance, but she stretches fingers out into the assorted
sub-genres. On several occasions she weaves threads from different
sub-genres into one book. Wholesome, sweet titles would include “Beside
Still Waters”, “Cinnamon’s Courageous Heart”, and “Rainbows in the
Moonlight”. Her multiple-genre threaded titles comprise of “Chasing the
Painted Skies”, “September’s Song”, and “Wild Whispers”.

Ryan Jo’s other passion beyond writing is animals. She has worked as a
veterinary technician, director in a non-profit rescue shelter, provided
foster care, and more recently she worked as a dog walker and boarding
service. She has a menagerie of rescued pets who keep her company and offer
inspiration. Her rom-com book, “It Happened at the Park” was largely written
during the time she and her collie, Ty, visited the community dog park. She
has two dogs saved from traumatic origins, feral cats who adapted to the
house cat lifestyle like Garfield took to lasagna, a bonded pair of bunnies,
a flock of chickens, fish, and a talkative parrot who is currently in his
“trying twenties’ stage.

Ryan Jo bought a century-old mountain cottage and when she’s not writing or
working, she enjoys restoring the Victorian echoes inside and creating
flower and vegetable gardens outside.  Other interests include
houseplants, baking and cooking—because the cutting and blending is
therapeutic – working bent and wiggly word-find puzzles, exploring the
nearby national forests, and of course, reading. While she lives land-locked
in the mountains, she dreams of packing up her dogs and going to the
beach.

 

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Winds of Destiny, book 1

Contemporary Romance

Date Published: 03-08-2021

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

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River Gallagher loves three things– her family, Frank Finn, and her
hometown. Her property management career is going great, or at least it was
until Calder Finn arrives in town. His rash plan threatens her and the
future of everyone in Sweetwater Harbor, NC.

Calder Finn returns home to settle his father’s estate. But not only is his
father still alive, he has a wild and beautiful guardian. River not only
threatens Calder’s intention for a quick escape, she also questions his
beliefs. Something very few people have ever done before. Tempers flare and
personalities clash until an uneasy alliance is forged… at least
temporarily.

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 EXCERPT

River stretched and yawned, reaching out to pet the dogs.

Pepper peered at her, panting.

“Where’s Salt?” Rolling out of bed and tugging on her robe, she headed for the living room, Pepper trotting at her heels. Reaching the doorway, she slammed to a halt, one hand going to her chest.

Bathed in the morning glow, Calder sat at the window, looking out beyond the harbor.

Salty curled in his lap.

The scene was altogether tender and poignant. Then, she spotted the envelope gripped in his hand, and she knew Frank’s letter to his son had been as emotional as hers.

Swallowing hard, she nodded to the terrier at her feet and stepped into the room. Crossing to the chair, she waited until Calder looked up. “Hi,” she greeted him. “New buddy?” She flicked a finger at Salty.

“He just hopped up here on his own.”

“I don’t doubt it. It’s hard to make him do anything he doesn’t want to do. He was a real challenge to obedience train.” She gazed out over the harbor. “Looks like it might be a nice day out.”

She saw his shrug in the glass reflection, and her heart twisted in sympathy.

“Are you okay?” She turned back toward him, and Salty took an unconscious step forward.

He nodded. “Yeah, just thinking. You know.”

“Yes, I know.” Frank’s letter had a way of making one stop and think, a lot. She rested a hand on his shoulder for a moment. “Do you have any plans for the day?”

“Not at the moment.”

“How about I go make breakfast? Then after showers, we can figure out the day’s game plan.”

“Sure.”

River took her time, first running Pepper out for a short walk. Salty would move when he wanted to, and she would bet not until Calder got up. Finished with the Scottish terrier, she went into the kitchen, looking around. Eggs, pancakes, or waffles, what should she make?

Pausing, she braced her hands against the counter, suddenly out of breath. Why was the sight of Calder sitting by the window, bathed in dawning light, so gripping? Enough to leave her almost trembling and breathless?

Could the reason be because every time she looked into his eyes, she saw the eyes of his father instead? She supposed that was possible. Or was she seeing the man young Calder had grown into?

Maybe she needed a diversion. Maybe she had been spending too much time with him. The last few days they had hardy been apart. Well, he had his rental car back now, so she was free of the transportation duties. Not that she minded them, of course. And her plan to take him around to the area residents no doubt gave him some other things to hopefully think about, beyond his dad’s letter. But now maybe she needed to return to her other duties.

She hauled sausage and eggs out of the fridge, certain she had the perfect diversion for herself.

 

About the Author

Ryan Jo Summers

Ryan Jo Summers lives in Western North Carolina. Her first published
non-fiction came in 2007 with articles for local, and eventually national,
and on-line magazines. In 2012 she released her first fiction novel with a
small press publisher. Since then, she has released countless articles and
over a dozen novels and novellas with assorted publishers. She also released
two self-published books.

Ryan Jo comes from a family of wordsmiths. Her dad is a songwriter, and his
aunt wrote poetry. Ryan’s style in fiction writing would broadly be labeled
as clean, sweet romance, but she stretches fingers out into the assorted
sub-genres. On several occasions she weaves threads from different
sub-genres into one book. Wholesome, sweet titles would include “Beside
Still Waters”, “Cinnamon’s Courageous Heart”, and “Rainbows in the
Moonlight”. Her multiple-genre threaded titles comprise of “Chasing the
Painted Skies”, “September’s Song”, and “Wild Whispers”.

Ryan Jo’s other passion beyond writing is animals. She has worked as a
veterinary technician, director in a non-profit rescue shelter, provided
foster care, and more recently she worked as a dog walker and boarding
service. She has a menagerie of rescued pets who keep her company and offer
inspiration. Her rom-com book, “It Happened at the Park” was largely written
during the time she and her collie, Ty, visited the community dog park. She
has two dogs saved from traumatic origins, feral cats who adapted to the
house cat lifestyle like Garfield took to lasagna, a bonded pair of bunnies,
a flock of chickens, fish, and a talkative parrot who is currently in his
“trying twenties’ stage.

Ryan Jo bought a century-old mountain cottage and when she’s not writing or
working, she enjoys restoring the Victorian echoes inside and creating
flower and vegetable gardens outside.  Other interests include
houseplants, baking and cooking—because the cutting and blending is
therapeutic – working bent and wiggly word-find puzzles, exploring the
nearby national forests, and of course, reading. While she lives land-locked
in the mountains, she dreams of packing up her dogs and going to the
beach.

 

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Burn Card Blitz

 

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A Strong Woman Firefighter Romance

 

MetroGen After Hours Book 3

Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Action Romance

 

Release Date: August 31, 2021

 

She plays her cards close to the vest. He hides from himself. Will a few drinks and a quick Vegas wedding change everything?

Teacher Caroline Peters has never fit in as one of the girls yet finds herself at a co-worker’s bachelorette party in Vegas. This girls gone wild weekend gets her up close and personal with her friendly neighborhood firefighter. This man is the fantasy she’s kept at arm’s length because there’s more to her than meets the eye.

Captain James Haskell has been burned by love, and he’d much rather focus on the firefighter convention than the temptations of Las Vegas. All bets are off when he runs into his next-door neighbor. After a wild night between the sheets, he bets big with her at an all-night chapel.

Will this newfound love be enough for two people to finally hit the jackpot in love? Or will their hidden and secret pain leave them broken beyond repair?

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Sip a fizzy cocktail for the third book in the Metro Gen After Hours series. This ‘Married in Vegas’ romance will spin you from hope to heartbreak with a tear-jerking HEA ending that proves love can conquer any scar. Buy Burn Card now!

Don’t forget to check out the other half of the Vegas romance in Roulette, MetroGen After Hours #4 available September 2021!

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All Books in the MetroGen After Hours series:

 

 

Wildcat: A Strong Woman Firefighter Romance

MetroGen After Hours Book 1

She’s not looking for Mr. Forever – just Mr. Right Now. He’s aiming for the city’s first football championship in forty years. Neither were betting on love.

Embers: A Strong Woman Firefighter Romance

MetroGen After Hours, Book 2

When her firefighter brother disappears, Abby is determined to find him. Will she find love too on her journey to the ashes in NYC?

Burn Card: A Strong Woman Firefighter Romance

MetroGen After Hours, Book 3

She plays her cards close to the vest. He hides from himself. Will a few drinks and a quick Vegas wedding change everything?

Roulette: A Strong Woman Medical Romance

MetroGen After Hours, Book 4

Coming September 30, 2021

She’s only spoken to him online. He’s used to making crazy plays. Will they bet on passion’s winning numbers?

Unchecked: A Strong Woman Medical Romance

MetroGen After Hours, Book 5

Coming November 30, 2021

Sometimes girls just wanna have fun, so dating three guys isn’t bad . . . unless someone gets their heart broken.

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About the Author

The author is a full-time triple board-certified physician who started writing dramatic medical romances after 20 years in the trenches of health care. She promises she never had sex in a call room – the mattresses are not comfortable – or had a fistfight with a patient – though she did work as a fight doc at the Octagon.

She writes the MetroGeneral Downtown series that tackles the personal and professional challenges facing our front-line providers. Her stories have the drama of Grey’s Anatomy, the comedy of Scrubs, the sexiness of Outlander, and the medical details of Forensic Files. They feature fast, witty dialogue, strong women with goals, sexy heroes and quirky ensemble casts.

When not working or writing, she is a brown belt in judo, an avid reader, and an attending surgeon in stuffed animal veterinary medicine for her six kids. (No one trusts her husband’s medical skills because he’s just a lawyer.) You can follow her at carinaalyce.com

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