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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance
Size Matters, By J. L. Salter
 
Size does matter, when you’re only a foot tall.
  
Concept:
Accidentally swallowing a mysterious pill from her eccentric scientist cousin, Emma Hobby shrinks to under a foot tall. When she resumes normal size, she must track down her cousin, who’s obviously in trouble (based on those unsettling messages he left). Can those sci-fi miniaturization pills help find him? How about Logan Stride, the attorney who wants to handle more of Emma than her case? 
 
Blurb:
Emma Hobby mistakenly takes a pill from a bottle mailed her by her eccentric/brilliant cousin — and it reduces her to eleven inches tall. Now she’s eye to eye with the Cyndi dolls she lovingly collects and sells in her shop.
Nobody – not even her best friend – believes her, so Emma takes another pill to see if it happens again. It DOES! This time she has a witness (Vickilee), who records things as they happen… and establishes a partial timetable.
Now that she thinks she knows what happens and when, can Emma use these pills somehow to help rescue her cousin, who left those unsettling messages? And will that handsome attorney she’s almost dating help her efforts? Or will Logan Stride just get in her way?
 Size Matters. Novel, $1.99. Size Matters

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On the Night Before Labor Day, a preview of my latest novel: Opening chapter of first story.

Nights Before: The NovelNew Year’s Eve is a time for reflection and change. Jocelyn has more changes coming at her from all directions beginning on a Portland, Maine winter day than she’s faced since her mother’s death. None of it bodes well for the junior editor’s fledgling career when her fiancé abandons her. If not for three unwise princes, a Viking warrior and a sinkhole…

So starts the last day of an Old Year in Jocelyn Tavers’s life. Over the next 12 months, she faces her 26th birthday, falling on Mother’s Day, at the same time as she wonders what happened to a certain officious lawman and a certain deserter father remembers her birthday after only fifteen years of neglect.

An ex-boyfriend and the appearance of a complete stranger are not the only obstacles to disrupt her author’s book launch, especially when that stranger is her next editing assignment.

But this New Year isn’t all downhill. Nights Before national holidays bring more than big sale weekends for Joey-Jo, including all she ever wanted for Christmas.

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Cover image for 'Twas the Night Before New YearI’m beginning my new serial with ‘Twas the Night Before New Year, inspired by the children’s poem by Clement C. Moore and a personal experience. As you may know, the legend is that Clement Clarke Moore wrote A Visit from St. Nicholas on Christmas Eve, 1822 on a sleigh ride home from Greenwich Village. His inspiration may have been Sinter Klass or more literary sources. In any case, The Night Before Christmas became a self-published classic, loved and treasured from generation to generation.

Moore refused to acknowledge this work until fifteen years after its appearance in a neighboring town’s newspaper and became an overnight success – in today’s terminology – went viral. Very little of his scholarly work is remembered, but he reluctantly included this ‘mere trifle’ in a collection of other writings in 1838 and became a legend as well as generating an industry based on the trifling matter of Santa’s sleigh ride through the midnight sky.

I have written ‘Twas the Night Before New Year for fun. This humorous serial novel will follow the trials and tribulations of Portland, Maine small press editor, Jocelyn Tavers, after she is abandoned by her fiancé – who’d rather be skiing, without her – on New Year’s Eve, through a year of Nights Before.

Merry Christmas!

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Sandra Carey Cody has decided to take a short break from murder and has written a short romance – More Than Words Can Say. This story is available on Kindle and will be free tomorrow and through the weekend.

I’ve started reading already. If I hadn’t stopped to post this blog, I wouldn’t have put it down.

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Seems there’s more suspense writing going on this month among writers I know. K T Roberts has a new novel, The Last Witness, on Amazon, free this weekend!

An introduction to the book appears at Avalon Authors’ Blog and the free ebook is at Amazon, but hurry, you only have until June 24 to claim your copy.

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Cover Artwork for Wait a Lonely LifetimeJoyce Lamb, of True Vision fame and a RITA finalist, is interviewing me on her USAToday HEA blog tomorrow, May 24 2012. Stop by, leave a comment, ask a question.

We will be talking about Wait a Lonely Lifetime and a few other novels I’m working on.

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Susan Vaughan
PRIMAL OBSESSION
Sensual
The Wild Rose Press
paperback $15.99, digital $6.00
http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=547&zenid=b1abc3d9ff1afec71889b2857fe6c16b

PRIMAL OBSESSION is set in northern Maine on a canoe and camping trip, but one that paddles into dangerous waters when a killer stalks the outing. The heroine Annie, an investigative reporter, and the Maine Guide hero Sam, an injured former pro baseball player, must work together to defeat him.

Pepper Goodrich
CHRISTMAS CHEER: THE LOVE GENIE
Erotica
Whispers Publishing
Download price: $1.95
 http://whispershome.com/erotic/christmas-cheer-the-love-genie/
http://www.peppergoodrich.com/index2.html
Can the Love Genie work his magic on a widow looking for a cuddle-buddy and a lonely divorced man in search of a hot Christmas?

Sandra Carey Cody
LEFT AT OZ
#4 in series, but it’s a prequel so a good idea to read first
mystery, heat level – G (it is, after all, an Avalon book)
Avalon Books
$23.95 (hard cover)
Description:Why would someone steal Jennie Connors’s car, hide a body in it, then leave a message telling her how to find it? Instinct tells Jennie that a direct threat to her family is behind the sinister events and she can’t wait around for the police to find the answer.
Fran Fisher, aka Fran McNabb
PLAYING WITH FEELING
Contemporary Romance (soft romance)
BAYOU BOOKS LLC
$ 2.99 (ebook)
Available on Amazon, B&N and on most digital outlets
http://www.franfisherauthor.com
Jounalist, photographer and single mother, Angie Lathen prides herself on being objective and fair, but when she comes face to face with her new assignment, Coach Garrett Fuller, she finds it isn’t easy to forget the past and see beyond preconceived notions. In PLAYING WITH FEELING, these two professionals find that even when the playing field is rocky, love can find a way to grow.
Sheila Claydon
ACCIDENT PRONE
Contemporary Romance (sweet romance) publication date Dec 9, 2011.
Avalon (my first book by Avalon)
$14.08 (hard cover)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com
http://sheilaclaydon.com
Interior Designer Alex is emotionally bruised. So is Matt, the owner of the hotel she is working on in Tenerife. Throw untrustworthy Francesco into the mix and things start to go wrong. Can Matt and Alex ignore their feelings as they try to finish the hotel in time for Christmas?
Jane Myers Perrine
THE WELCOME COMMITTEE OF BUTTERNUT CREEK
First in series,
Romance, sweet/low
FaithWords APRIL, 2012
$10.00
http://www.amazon.com
http://www.Janemyersperrine.com
A young, inexperienced minister is called to a small church in the beautiful hill country of Texas because he is the best they could afford. Once there, he falls in love with Butternut Creek. However, there is one catch: Miss Birdie, a pillar of the church, who decides it is her duty to whip him into shape and get him married. This book about small town Texas is filled with humor and warmth.
Thank you for joining this effort. See my post, Festive Support, for information on how to submit your book to this list.

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