Mayra Calvani's Blog Posts Tagged 'romantic' (15)

Book Review: ‘The Stranger’ by Anna del Mar

The Stranger
 is the second book in Anna del Mar’s Wounded Warrior series. However, each book is standalone with new, different characters.
Having read the first book, The…

Added by Mayra Calvani on October 16, 2016 at 4:51am — No Comments

Excerpt Reveal: THE STRANGER, by Anna del Mar (romantic suspense)

The Stranger
Genre: Romantic suspense
Author: Anna del Mar
Publisher: Carina Press

Added by Mayra Calvani on September 21, 2016 at 5:28am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘The Asset’ by Anna del Mar

Trying to survive from a deadly past that torments her, Lia Stewart is hiding in a small Rocky Mountain town until, one day, a wounded warrior with a dog shows on her doorstep; a gravely injured SEAL with a heart and soul just as tortured as hers. Against her best judgment, she decides to help him – a kind act that may cost her life.…


Added by Mayra Calvani on March 8, 2016 at 11:51am — No Comments

Profile: Christine Amsden, Author of the Cassie Scot Series

“Writing has taught me the importance of self-confidence in becoming good at anything,” says Christine Amsden, who, in spite of having been diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision, has gone on to become the award-winning, bestselling author of the …


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 15, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Knight Blindness’ by Chris Karlsen (time-travel romance)

Knight Blindness is the third installment in Karlsen’s The Knights in Time series. I have read the first two books and, as always, the author doesn’t disappoint.

The story begins at the Battle of Poitiers, France, in 1356. English knight Stephen Palmer charges into battle when he is…


Added by Mayra Calvani on January 22, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

First Chapter Reveal: HAZARDOUS UNIONS, by Alison Bruce & Kat Flannery



Twin sisters separated by war, bound by love…

After the death of their father, twin sisters Maggie and Matty Becker are forced to take positions with officers’ families at a nearby fort. When the…


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 11, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Excerpt Spotlight: Dragon Fire, by Dina Von Lowenkraft (YA romantic fantasy)


Dragon Fire cover

Some choices are hard to live with.

But some choices will kill you.

When seventeen-year-old Anna first meets Rakan in her hometown north of the Arctic Circle, she is attracted to his pulsing energy. Unaware…


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 8, 2013 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Award-winning fantasy trilogy STONEWISER available FREE on Kindle

Dear Romantic Fantasy Fans,

Here it is, Folks! Dora Machado’s entire Stonewiser award-winning fantasy trilogy, published by Mermaid Press, FREE on Kindle.

WHEN?  Starting today, from Saturday August 31 to Monday September 2

To get your free download NOW from the Kindle store, click on each title below. It’s as simple as that!…


Added by Mayra Calvani on August 31, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments

Dora Machado’s Stonewiser award-winning fantasy trilogy to be available FREE on Kindle

Dear Romantic Fantasy Fans,

Mark your calendars!

For the first time ever and for a limited time, Dora Machado’s entire Stonewiser award-winning fantasy trilogy, published by Mermaid Press, will be available FREE on Kindle.

WHEN? From Saturday August 31 to Monday September 2…


Added by Mayra Calvani on August 28, 2013 at 2:05am — No Comments

An Interview with Dora Machado, author of THE CURSE GIVER

Dora Machado is the award winning author of the epic fantasy Stonewiser series and her newest novel, The Curse Giver, available from Twilight Times Books July 2013. She grew up in the Dominican Republic, where she developed a fascination for writing and a taste for Merengue. After a lifetime of straddling such compelling but different worlds,…


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 14, 2013 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Profile: Romantic Suspense Author Chris Karslen

A native of Chicago, former police detective Chris Karslen grew up with a love of history and books. An only child, she spent a lot of time reading, developing ‘fictional friends’, and getting lost in the world of stories.

Naturally, her love of reading and books led to writing of her own, and when she retired from her police work she finally decided to fulfil her lifelong secret desire. In 2003, she sat down and wrote her first line—and she hasn’t looked back since.…


Added by Mayra Calvani on February 5, 2013 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Book Review: Shot in the Dark by Jennifer Conner

Jennifer Conner’s latest romantic suspense is a thrilling, steaming read that will be enjoyed by fans of the genre. 

Handsome, sharp-witted, and smartass Devan Burke is a detective working for the LAPD. In the evenings, he likes to keep himself wired up by ordering double espressos from the Naughty Latte stand’s drive-through, especially because of  the…


Added by Mayra Calvani on January 20, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Short Story Review: “Redemption for a Rogue,” by Jennifer Conner

Romance author Jennifer Conner’s latest historical short story, “Redemption for a Rogue,” is an utterly romantic, sexy and sweet tale about a handsome lord and a young widow. 


Old Lord Mitchell pushes his son John to partake in the running of the family’s mill and estate on a daily basis, but how can John run a factory successfully when he can barely read? After…


Added by Mayra Calvani on October 16, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Interview with Chris Karslen, author of GOLDEN CHARIOT

Chris Karslen was born and raised in Chicago. Her father was a history professor and her mother was, and is, a voracious reader. She grew up with a love of history and books. Her parents also loved travelling, a passion they passed onto her. Karslen wanted to see the place she read about, see the landand…


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 4, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Chris Karslen pens adventure novel set in Bodrum, Turkey

Talented author Chris Karslen has written an action-packed adventure story set in exotic Turkey that will be relished by fans of underwater archaeology and lost treasures.

Our feisty protagonist, Charlotte Dashiell, is about to complete her doctorate in nautical archaeology. She travels to Bodrum, Turkey, to start a new excavation  for the Maritime…


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 2, 2012 at 6:19am — No Comments

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