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New Release ~ FINDING HOPE by bestselling author Bernadette Marie @WritesRomance @5PrincePub

Finding Hope Bernadette Marie Hope Keller has lived a perfect and peaceful life. However, she is a mystery, to herself. The one thing that would make her feel whole would be to know about her birth parents and discover who she really is. Private investigator Trevor Jacobs has a job to do—find Hope for her biological father and get to know her without her finding out. Locating her was the easy part. Falling in love with her hadn’t been in his job description . When Trevor is asked by Hope to help her find her birth parents he is put into a difficult situation. If she discovers he already has all of her answers it might cost him his heart—and those answers might cost Hope her life. You can read The Matchmaker Series by the bestselling author of The Keller Family Series Bernadette Marie in any order, but if you'd like to catch up, here they are. And best of all, you can download them for 'less than a latte' each--that's less than one of so

She knew they just wanted a trophy. #SampleSunday from #RomanticSuspense, SPLIT DECISIONS

We are in chapter two of Split Decisions , but you can catch up here if you like; there’s a link that will bring you right back. Excerpt: Caycee rolled out of bed, stumbling blindly to the bathroom. The room was dark, even though it had to be nearly noon. She felt the pounding in her head and parched mouth within seconds of standing up. Why did she do this to herself? Pouring a glass of tap water, she swallowed four ibuprofen capsules in an attempt to escape the pain; though she knew it would never disappear completely. Last night had started like every other night. First, they recognized her. Next, they would ask the bartender what she drank. Finally, they would introduce themselves toting two drinks, professing to be her biggest fan. If they were younger, they would talk about how they’d been listening to her music since high school, as if that should impress her. If they were older, they’d prattle, “I remember when that song came out I was…” Always the same and i

TEARS OF ENDURANCE, a new romantic drama by bestselling author @Torrenstp is now available.

Tears of Endurance  D.G. Torrens A secret can tear you apart ... or bind you forever. For Arianna Ferria, a satisfying and challenging life as an art gallery owner takes an unexpected turn into burning romance when she falls for the handsome and successful Ben Fielding. Soon, their relationship blossoms into more than she could ever imagine, but when a black secret comes crashing down around them, their love faces the ultimate test as they come to grips with a tragic fate that will bring you to tears ... Tears of Endurance Download this new romantic drama from best-selling author D.G. Torrens today for only $3.90. That's 'less than a latte' almost anywhere, but the story will remain with you for a lifetime. Amazon US Amazon UK Thanks for stopping by, please visit my  bio  for more information about what I write and what I like to read and share.  Until next time, happy reading! Carmen DeSousa I love talking about all things book

"Sometimes love sends you sailing...OVER THE EDGE." #NewRelease via @SusanLohrer @5PrincePub

“Sometimes love sends you sailing  Over the Edge .” Kat Cherish, high school principal and activist (a combination that hasn’t been great for her career) heads back to her hometown to mend her dignity only to discover her estranged kid sister is a mess… and their childhood home is for sale. Getting the house back just might be the only thing that can put Kat’s complicated family back together… if she can cope with her mixed feelings for her ex-boyfriend, who’s been hired to completely remodel her house for another potential buyer… and if she doesn’t lose her new job because of the outrageous antics she’s pulling to keep her sister out of trouble. Download Over the Edge : Amazon US Amazon UK For more links and more great books, visit: 5 Prince Publishing Thanks for stopping by, please visit my  bio  for more information about what I write and what I like to read and share.  Until next time, happy reading! Carmen DeSousa I love talking a

The power of the short story. Why I like to read and write them. #AmWriting #Blog

I'm a fan of Wikipedia for general research, not quotable text. It's a great place to start, as it usually has a great compilation of information from other sources. Often, when I Google a question, Wikipedia is the first page to pop up. So I'll begin my search and then dig deeper based on my findings, and in the case of my mysteries, especially where the  cause of death and ways to die are an essential part of the story, I seek out scientific journals and experts in that specific field. There, that's my disclosure. On to my blog post. :) Recently, I had a quick question on the popularity of short stories. I agreed with Wikipedia until I read ... "Sometimes, authors who do not have the time or money to write a novella or novel decide to write short stories instead..."  Wikipedia What??? Umm ...  wrong ... How on earth does a short story cost less? Most authors spend the same dollar amount on their cover, and it doesn't cos

She would chew him up and spit him out. #SampleSunday from SPLIT DECISIONS #RomanticSuspense

We are in chapter two of Split Decisions , but you can catch up here if you like; there’s a link that will bring you right back. We're in a new POV...something you'd see in the actual book, but might miss in an excerpt. :) Coming here two to three nights a week was tiresome. It was only to watch Caycee make a fool out of herself repeatedly. She would sit within range of the bar, flipping her shoe on and off her heel, tossing her hair over her shoulder, and then casually letting it fall again while pretending to read some article in a news journal. All feminine subterfuge meant to attract some unsuspecting man into her lair. Caycee didn’t need money; she had plenty. But she liked having someone take care of her. She enjoyed the idea that she could overwhelm a man until he became so infatuated, he would offer her the world. Then she would chew him up and spit him out. She was particular at least; she didn’t allow just any man to take her home. She would wait unti

Don't be sad because Xmas is so far away. It's Christmas in July! And I'm giving away a gift daily!

Every day...just for saying, 'Hi!', I'm giving away a FREE book. Your choice. Just click your choice in the Raffle Copter. You don't have to do anything else, but if you decide to, it'll increase your chances. :) And if you want a guaranteed FREE book, my best-selling short stories are always free on Amazon , B&N , Kobo , and iTunes .  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Some doors we open, some we are shoved through... SPLIT DECISIONS

As I was doing my final read-through of She Belongs to Me eighteen months ago, I realized I’d left several options open for a new story. Like my real life, my female protagonist had many options to fail or succeed in her life. Every choice she made--good and bad--brought her to a crossroads. Some situations, of course , were out of her control, just as they are out of our control in real life . We don’t always see what awaits us on the other side of the door, and that can be scary or thrilling, happy or sad, wonderful or horrifying. One of my favorite quotes to deal with all of these choices—good and bad—is… “I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.” ― Mother Teresa I liked the quote so much I used it in my newest novel, Split Decisions , as I discussed this very issue of the choices we make and the situations others thrust us into without our approval. As I considered my life, at all the horrible