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In Scribbling Women and the Real-Life Romance Heroes Who Love Them, twenty-eight romance fiction writers reveal their real-life stories of how they met, wed and love—and are loved and supported by—their spouses and life partners. At times whimsical and laugh-out-loud funny (Jacquie D’Alessandro’s "Donny & Me?", Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick’s "Soul Mates for a Thousand Lifetimes"), at others poignant and bittersweet (Elf Ahearn’s "A Lost Friend, A Movie Star, A Man to Love Forever"), all unfailingly inspiring (Lisa Renée Jones’s "Unexpected Treasures"; Deanna Raybourn’s "Once in a Blue Moon"), each essay celebrates that most powerful and sacred of human bonds.
Happily Ever After isn’t only the stuff of romance novels and fairy tales. It is every woman’s birthright.
All net proceeds from sales of the book benefit Win, a NYC charity that transforms the lives of homeless women and their children.
• Deanna Raybourn
• Lisa Renée Jones
• Jacquie D’Alessandro
• May McGoldrick
• Julie. Kenner
• Katharine Ashe
• Delilah Marvelle
• Leslie Carroll
• Elf Ahearn
• Carole Bellacera
• Caryn Moya Block
• Katana Collins
• Sonali Dev
• Megan Frampton
• Leanna Renee Hieber
• Jen McLaughlin
• Suzan Cólon
• Donna Grant
• Mary Rodgers
• Kat Simons
• Hope Tarr
• Patience Bloom
• Elisabeth Staab
• Carlene Love Flores
• K.M. Jackson
• Heather McCollum
• Cindy Nord
• Sara Jane Stone
Jacquie D'Alessandro's first contemporary romance. Sisters are known to share many things-but not the same boyfriend. The most basic "girl code" states you never date a friend's ex. So wouldn't it be obvious that a current boyfriend is really off limits-especially to your own sister? Apparently Jamie Newman's half sister Laurel didn't get the memo. Leaving behind New York-and humiliation-Jamie heads to the tiny barrier island of Seaside Cove, North Carolina, for a quiet summer of healing her broken heart and reassessing her sudden disaster of a life. But instead of solace in a cozy beach cottage, she finds a rundown bungalow complete with stray cats and a leaky roof-and of course it's raining-and the repairman is M.I.A.... Strays and colorful neighbors are nothing compared to her next visitors. First her drama-prone mother barges in. Then her angst ridden teenage niece arrives. And the grand finale of the crazy storm is the arrival of Laurel, who's been dumped by Jaime's ex. And of course there's the repairman, who's finally shown his face-and is way too attractive for Jamie's own good. It's clear there's more to him than meets the eye, and Jaime would like to know what, but the family she tried to escape now crammed in her ramshackle cottage, she may never get the chance...
We asked our readers what story they would most like to see from four bestselling authors. They responded...
A handsome hero returns from war, battle-scarred and world-weary. But family duty calls and he must find a bride.
A young lady facing yet another season without a suitor never expects to find herself the object of his affections.
Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, Jacquie D'Allesandro and Candice Hern have come together to create one of the most unforgettable events of the year. The results are spectacular -- each story is as unique as a lover's first kiss.
New York Times bestselling author STEPHANIE LAURENS began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science, a hobby that quickly became a career. Her novels set in Regency England have captivated readers around the globe, making her one of the romance world’s most beloved and popular authors. Readers can contact Stephanie via e-mail at email@example.com. For information on all Stephanie’s books, including updates on novels yet to come, visit Stephanie's website at www.stephanielaurens.com
The New York Times bestselling, multi-award winning author grew up in Wales, land of sea and mountains, song and legend. She brought music and a vivid imagination with her when she came to Canada to teach. There she began a second career as a writer of books that always end happily and always celebrate the power of love. There are over four million copies of her Regency romances and historical romances in print.
Growing up on Long Island, New York, JACQUIE D’ALESSANDRO fell in love with romance at an early age. She dreamed of being swept away by a dashing rogue riding a spirited stallion. When her hero finally showed up, he was dressed in jeans and drove a Volkswagen, but she recognized him anyway. They married after both graduating from Hofstra University and are now living their happily-ever-afters in Atlanta, Georgia. They have one grown son, who is a dashing rogue in the making. The author of more than thirty historical and contemporary romances, Jacquie loves to hear from readers and can be contacted through her website at www.JacquieD.com
Candice Hern is the award-winning author of historical romances set during the English Regency, a period she knows well through years of collecting antiques and fashion prints of the era. She travels to England regularly, always in search of more historical and local color to help bring her books to life. To learn more about the period, visit The Regency World at her website, www.candicehern.com.
The ladies in London are abuzz over Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, especially Miss Sarah Moorehouse. Her imagination is fired up, so when she spies Matthew Devenport, Marquess Langston, mysteriously sneaking home in the wee hours clutching a shovel, she simply must investigate. Impelled by curiosity, the adventurous lass steals into his bedchamber—only to be caught red-handed by the impossibly handsome and totally naked nobleman.
The Marquess Langston has more important things to worry about than a group of literature-loving ladies. But Matthew's grand plan to rescue the family from ruin could be lost when he discovers Sarah hiding behind his bedroom curtain. What is this meddlesome woman up to? And why are his desires inflamed by a chit who is too inquisitive for her own good? Well, two can play at this game . . . and when Matthew captures the beguiling Sarah in all her naked glory, the night of mischief has only just begun.
A desperate beauty concocts a perfectly outrageous scheme for success—and not only attracts the attention of the Ladies Literary Society of London, but also the last man she’d ever expected to tempt.Lady Emily Stapleford never dreamed that the burden of saving her family from financial ruin would rest on her lovely, resourceful shoulders. Since she’s only willing to marry for love, and not money, Emily pens a story she hopes will bring her fortune—only to have it rejected by every major publisher. After all, what respectable reader would dare embrace a vampire heroine?
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New York Times bestselling sensation Lori Foster, USA Today bestselling authors Deirdre Martin and Jacquie D’Alessandro, and Penny McCall come together to deliver four all-new stories of fun and games between friends and lovers in this tantalizing anthology. Included in this spellbinding collection is a brand-new novella featuring Foster’s Winston cousins—sexy twins who use their knock-out mirror-image good looks to switch places and have a little fun with the girls of their dreams.
About the Author
Lori Foster is a New York Times bestselling author.
Deirdre Martin is a USA Today bestselling author.
Jacquie D’Alessandro is also a USA Today bestselling author.
Penny McCall has been previously published in Berkley Sensation.
Lady Julianne Bradley has always longed for wild adventure. Unfortunately, the man with whom she wishes to share her fervor can never be hers. Tormented by her desire, she’s preparing for a suitable marriage when ghostly occurrences straight out of her latest read start happening—and to protect Julianne, her father hires the very man her heart cries out for.